Obituaries, June 17, 2014

Jun. 16, 2014 @ 05:23 PM

Joan Marie Buckner Gregg

MEBANE — Joan Marie Buckner Gregg, 64, of 308 Grove Hall Lane Mebane, NC. 27302, passed away peacefully after a long journey with cancer surrounded by family and friends at Hock Family Pavilion Durham NC on Sunday June 15, 2014 at 2:05 PM. The daughter of the late Paul Samuel Buckner and Gladys Watson Buckner Joan is survived by her husband Henry “Scott” Gregg III of the home, Daughters: Stephanie Gregg of Alaska, and Lisa Fuqua of Burlington NC, Grandchildren: Brittany Kirby of Balsam Grove NC, and Johnny Fuqua of Burlington NC, Great Grandchildren: Dixie Fuqua of Virginia, Sisters: Phyllis Bowes (Neal) of Leasburg NC, Priscilla Weaver of Saxapahaw NC, and Brenda Compton of Burlington NC, Brother: Paul Buckner (Deborah) of Burlington NC. Other than her parents Joan was preceded in death by Brothers: Ricky Buckner, and Robert Buckner. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday June 19, 2014 at Epworth United Methodist Church in Durham NC with the Rev. Laura Wittmont, and Rev. Davon Harrelson officiating. Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to service time also at the church, and other times at the residence. Burial will follow at Cooper Cemetery in Prospect Hill. In lieu of flowers the family ask for donations to made to Duke Cancer Patient Support Program DUMC 3139 Durham NC 27710.
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William L. Andrews

CREEDMOOR — William L. Andrews, 64, of Creedmoor NC, passed away Sunday, June 15 surrounded by family. The family will receive friends on Friday, June 20, 10:00 am at Butner First Baptist Church, Memorial Service to follow in the sanctuary. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Baptist Men's Group of Butner First Baptist Church.

Avis Bernice Heffner Hoover

MONROE — Avis Bernice Heffner Hoover, age 97, beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother, went to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, June 15, 2014.
She was born in Maiden, North Carolina on July 13, 1916, daughter of the late William Lonodis Heffner and Sallie Lillian Love Heffner. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Charles Henry Hoover, Jr. and son, William Heffner Hoover; brothers, Leonard Thompson Heffner and Clifton Womble Heffner and sister, Mrs. Una Heffner Arndt.
Bernice, “B”, was a long-time resident of Lincolnton, North Carolina and a graduate of the Women’s College of the University of North Carolina. “B” was a retired school teacher with the Lincoln County Public Schools.
Bernice is survived by her son, Dr. Charles H. Hoover, III and wife, Frances Lyon Hoover; daughter-in- law, Mrs. Nadine Godwin Hoover; grandchildren, William H. Hoover, II, Crystal Hoover Tattersall, Elizabeth Hoover Gwynne and husband Peter Holford Gwynne, Charles Henry Hoover, IV and Matthew Lyon Hoover; great-grandchildren Kylie Faith Hoover, William Heffner Hoover, III and Bryson Richard Tattersall; niece, Caroline Heffner Dixon and family, Mrs. Margaret H. Rose and family and nephews, Dr. Leonard Thomson Heffner, Jr. and family and Mr. Clifton W. Heffner, Jr. and family.
“Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Favour is deceitful, and beauty vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised. –Proverbs 31:25-30
The Hoover family will receive friends at Gordon Funeral Service and Crematory, 1904 Lancaster Ave., Monroe, NC, between 6pm and 8pm, Tuesday, June 17, 2014.
A Graveside service will be performed by the Rev. Ed Briggs, of Weddington United Methodist Church, on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at the Hollybrook Cemetery in Lincolnton, North Carolina at 2 pm.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Lincolnton, 201 E. Main St., Lincolnton, NC 28092.
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Gordon Funeral Service and Crematory is caring for the Hoover family.