Mr. Lester Ralph “Winnie” Anthony, 70 of 951 Hwy 274, Cherryville, died Tuesday, December 21, 2004 at his home.
Born on May 7, 1934 in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late Nathan Lester Anthony and Ila Smith Anthony. He retired as an inspector for the North Carolina Department of Transportation. He was a member of Cedar Grove Lutheran Church. He was also a charter member of the West Lincoln Optimist Club.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Lindon Ralph and Gail Anthony; a daughter and son-in-law, Sabra Anthony Kennedy and Clyde; brothers, Bill Anthony and Alton Anthony; a sister, Bertha Martin and three grandchildren, Jennifer Kennedy, Ian Kennedy and Sarah Katlyn Anthony, all of Cherryville.
The body will be for view at Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 23, 2004 The body will then be taken to Cedar Grove Lutheran Church for the funeral service at 4:00 p.m. There the family will receive friends following the service from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. The Rev. Dale Pederson will be officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Cedar Grove Lutheran Church, 261 Cedar Grove Lutheran Church Road, Vale NC 28168 and to Hospice of Lincoln County, 107 North Cedar Street, Lincolnton NC 28092.