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David Ezra "Pop" Wease

LAWNDALE — Mr. David Ezra “Pop” Wease, 86, of 107 Elam St., died Saturday, June 22, 2002, at White Oak Manor, Shelby.

A native of Cleveland County, he was born March 20, 1916, the son of Ezra Gold and Myrtle Mae Ledwell Wease. He was a retired doffer in the spinning room of Cleveland Mills and PPG Industries. He was a member of Lawndale United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Howard M. Wease, Ben F. Wease and Edward Wease and two sisters, Lois Waters and Shirley Brown.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Maggie Lou Clay Wease of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry F. and Patsy Wease of Grover and Farrell and Linda Wease of Swainsville; a brother, Tommy Wease of Lawndale; two sisters, Mary Sue Champion and Adelle Eaker, both of Lawndale; a granddaughter, Laura Wease; five step-grandchildren, Anita Cash, Dale Ledford Sr., Mark White, Steve White and Rick White; seven step-great-grandchildren, Steven, Blake and Kristi White, Brandon and Tyler Hoffman and Kyle Cash and Dale Ledford Jr.

A memorial service will be held tonight at 6 p.m. at Stamey Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Reep officiating. The burial will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Rose Hill Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends tonight from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. A guest register is available at

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Dr., Shelby, NC 28150 or Lawndale United Methodist Church at P.O. Box 548, Lawndale, NC 28090 or the donor’s choice.