Joseph Junior Appleman, 49, of 115 Bradley Rd., Shelby, died Monday, May 29, 2006 at his residence. He was employed at Overnite Transportation Company and was of the Baptist faith. He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Carpenter and Mary Calloway Yarboro, and a sister, Mary Ruth Putnam. He is survived by his wife, Joy Thrift Appleman of the home; a son, Brent Appleman of Ellenboro; a daughter, Mandy Tucker of Shelby; four brothers, Frank Appleman, John Carpenter, Ronnie Appleman and Ray Carpenter all of Shelby; four sisters, Faye Blackman, Sue Leftwich, Debbie Lancaster all of Shelby and Barbara Brown of Cherryville; one grandchild, Jeffery Eugene Tucker, Jr.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at McKinney-Landreth Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Andy Oliver officiating. Burial will follow in Cliffside Cemetery. Visitation will be 1-2 PM Wednesday at McKinney-Landreth. Memorials may be made to Hospice & Pallative Care of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150.