2018-05-24 / Obituaries

Rufus Eugene Bohler

Funeral services for Rufus Eugene “Gene” Bohler, 74, of Tignall Road were held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at Beulah Baptist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery. He entered into rest on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at Wills Memorial Hospital in Washington.

Mr. Bohler, son of the late Rufus Aubrey and Sammie Lean Fain Bohler, was born in Lincoln County, and had served in the U.S. Army National Guard. He owned Bohler Monument Company, which mainly specialized in sandblast carving. The excellent detail and quality in his carving was well known in the granite industry. The thousands of monuments that he carved are a testimony to his craftsmanship.

For anyone who knew him well, there was no doubt that he was a die-hard Red Devil football fan.

His wife, Cynthia Evans Bohler, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his son, Adam Bohler and wife, Elizabeth; daughters Amy B. Harkins and husband, Jimmy; Ashley B. Cox and husband, Shaun; a sister, Julia “Judy” B. Thornton; grandchildren Samantha Harkins, Aubrey Cox, Nicklaus Harkins, Andrew Harkins, Annabel Cox, Peyton Bohler, Hagen Harkins, Joshua Cox, and James Cox.

Beggs Funeral Home in Lincolnton was in charge of arrangements.

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