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Julius M. Earwood
Mr. Julius M. Earwood, 86, of 306 Howell St. passed away on Monday, August 12, 2013 at his residence.

Julius was born in Cleveland County, NC on September 1, 1926 a son of the late Shuford Earwood and Eliza Jane McNeely Earwood.  Julius worked in textiles and retired from the City of Cherryville as City Cemetery Maintenance worker.  He was a member of Double Shoals Baptist Church in Shelby.  Julius was an Umpire for 42 years and was inducted into the Cherryville Sports Hall of Fame.  He was a friend to all who knew him.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, Lee McMurry and Jessie Lankford.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years Lounell Grigg Earwood; a daughter and son-in-law, Janie Neill and Dennis; two sons, Benny Earwood of Cherryville and Randy "Catfish" Earwood of Lawndale; daughter-in-law, Sarah Earwood; two
brothers, Charlie Earwood of Morganton and Robert Earwood of Shelby; three sisters, Sue Clary, Patsy Cody and Linda Bailey all of Shelby; six grandchildren, Dawn Beck (Ken), Gary Earwood (Kim), Michael Earwood (Sherry), David Earwood, Cindy McSwain (Lee), Bryan Neill (Sarah); seven great grandchildren, Tara Khan (Moe), Tatum, Megan and Malerie Earwood, MaKinley McSwain, Brayden and Sawyer Neill; special friends, Barry Walker, Vickie and Donald Tomlin and Wayne and Pansy Sellers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00PM on Thursday, August, 15, 2013 at Stamey Funeral Home in Fallston.

A Service of Remembrance will be held on Friday, August 16, 2013 at 3:00PM at Stamey Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Jackie Price and Perry Holleman officiating.

Burial will be at Double Shoals Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Dr. Shelby, NC 28150 or to Double Shoals Baptist Church, 318 Old Mill Rd. Shelby, NC 28150.

A guest register is available at 

Stamey Funeral Home in Fallston is serving the family of Mr. Earwood.

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