Lorene Smith Self age 86, died Monday, March 2, 2015 at Carolinas Healthcare-Cleveland. Born in Cleveland County on December 14, 1928, she was the daughter of the late William Weaver and Bessie Yelton Smith. Lorene was a lifelong member of Sharon United Methodist Church where she was a greeter and a member of the UMW. Lorene retired from the former Southern Sunrise Foods in Boiling Springs after a number of years. Lorene had a "green thumb" and loved gardening. She loved to cook and collected recipes. She was an avid Atlanta Braves and Duke fan. She enjoyed going to the mountains and to the beach. Lorene enjoyed watching Christian Television especially "Niteline". She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, and loved spending time with family. In addition to her parents, Lorene is preceded in death by her husband, Donald "Toad" Self, a son, Michael Self; a sister, Mildred Blackwell; two brothers, Edwin Smith and Calvin Smith, and her beloved cat, "Lucky".
Lorene is survived by a son, Larry Steve Self of Boiling Springs; two daughters, Belinda Mowery and husband Vince and Myra Wilson and husband Keith all of Shelby; two sisters, Virginia Hamrick and Marjorie Hayes and husband James all of Shelby; sister-in-law, Rachel Smith of Shelby; brother-in-law, Bobby Self of Shelby; four grandchildren, Lisa Seal and husband Michael, Paul Mowery and wife Amanda, Derek Wilson and wife Jodi, and Kerri Wilson; and seven great grandchildren, Trevor, Brianna, and Ashley Mowery, Hunter and Tyler Wilson, Siena Seal, and Cameron Jordan; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 3:00 pm at Sharon United Methodist Church with Rev. April Abernethy officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends an hour before the service from 2:00pm until 3:00pm in the sanctuary.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Sharon United Methodist Church 871 College Ave. Shelby, NC 28152 or Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby NC 28150.
Cecil M Burton Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family of Mrs. Self.
Guest Registry is available at www.cecilmburtonfuneralhome.com