Celebrity Obituaries

Review this week's trending celebrity news stories


Our Obituaries

Tony "Randy" Randall McGaha

January 15, 1962 - December 8, 2021

Randy McGaha 1962- 2021 Gastonia – Tony Randall "Randy" McGaha, 59 passed away peacefully on September 5, 2021 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Gaston County, born on January 15, 1962 to the late Walter Lewis McGaha and Dorothy Smith McGaha. Left to cherish his memories is his wonderful family. Arrangements are incomplete at this time Due to the Covid-19...
View Tribute »

JoAnn Holcombe Johnson

November 23, 1935 - October 17, 2021

JoAnn Holcombe Johnson 1935-2021 Belmont – Nancy JoAnn Holcombe Johnson, 85, passed away on October 17, 2021, at Stanley Total Living Center. JoAnn was born in Cramerton, North Carolina on November 23, 1935, to the late L.R. and Sallie Inman Holcombe. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Mary Lou Dillard, Sue McCollum, and Bobbie Taylor. She worked in...
View Tribute »

Anthony Glenn Bryant

August 4, 1982 - October 14, 2021

Anthony Glenn Bryant 1982-2021 Gastonia – Anthony Glenn Bryant, 39 went home to be with his Lord on October 14, 2021, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was born in Gaston County on August 4, 1982, to Lorrie Rhyne Bryant and the late Tony Van Bryant. In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death by his grandfather, Marvin Van Bryant. Anthony worked as a receiving clerk...
View Tribute »

Kathy Layel Earley

July 7, 1953 - October 12, 2021

Kathy Layel Earley 1953 - 2021 Gastonia – Kathy Layel Earley, 68 went home to be with her Lord and Savior on October 12, 2021 at Novant Health-Presbyterian Hospital. She was born in Gaston County on July 7, 1953, to the late George T. Layel, II and Mable Brown Layel. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Diane Pope, Brenda Kay Grant and Janice Bolick; and...
View Tribute »

James "Jim" Fisher

August 31, 1953 - October 8, 2021

Jim Fisher 1953-2021 Stanley - James "Jim" Edward Fisher, 68, of Stanley, passed away on Friday, October 8, 2021. He was born on August 31, 1953. He was the son of the late Edward and Katie VanDyke Fisher, in addition to his parents; he was preceded in death by his wife of 39 years, Rachel Fisher; his sister, Karen Hawkins and his brother, Johnny Fisher. Mr. Fisher was a veteran of the...
View Tribute »

Sylvia Joyce Rennick

April 6, 1934 - October 6, 2021

SYLVIA JOYCE RENNICK 1934 - 2021 Sylvia Joyce Rennick - Born April 6, 1934, to Ollie Riddle and Hattie Pearl (Fagg) Riddle in Pemberton, West Virginia passed away peacefully October 6, 2021. Sylvia grew up on a small farm while her father worked in a coal mine and her mother milked cows and sold churned butter. After she was finished with high school Sylvia joined her aunt in Havre de...
View Tribute »

Steve "Mike" Michael Groner

December 4, 1956 - October 5, 2021

Mike Groner 1956- 2021 Gastonia – Steve Michael "Mike" Groner, 64 passed away peacefully on October 5, 2021 at his residence. He was a native of Gaston County, born on December 4, 1956 to the late Jack Allen Groner and Joyce Jean Morgan Groner. In addition to his parents he is also preceded in death by a sister, Jerri Short. Mike worked at Dallas Electric for over 20 years. He was a kind...
View Tribute »

Lynn Bolin

January 24, 1954 - October 3, 2021

LYNN McDANIEL BOLIN 1954 - 2021 Rock Hill, South Carolina - Susan Lynn McDaniel Bolin, 67, passed away on Sunday, October 3, 2021, at Atrium Health, Pineville. Lynn was born in Gastonia on January 21, 1954, and is the daughter of the late Charles Lamar McDaniel and Ada Belle Currin McDaniel. Lynn was a graduate of Rock Hill High School, Class of 1972. She was a former member of South...
View Tribute »

Margaret Ann Roberts Norris

August 21, 1939 - October 3, 2021

Margaret Roberts Norris 1939 - 2021 Bessemer City – Margaret Ann Roberts Norris, 82 passed away on October 3, 2021, at her granddaughters. She was born in Cleveland County on August 21, 1939, to the late Joe Thomas and Lois Selma Roberts. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a grandson, Christopher Robert McCutcheon; siblings, Charlie, Dude, William Joe, Pauline,...
View Tribute »

Melinda Ann Williams Adams

May 1, 1963 - October 3, 2021

Melinda Adams 1963 - 2021 Gastonia - Melinda Ann Williams Adams, 58, passed away on October 3, 2021, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. She was born in Greenville, South Carolina on May 1, 1963, and is the daughter of the late Jimmy and Edith Holland Williams. Melinda worked in the Home Health Care profession and loved taking care of kids, spending time with family, making memories,...
View Tribute »

Eileen Marie Heier Yeager

July 26, 1948 - October 2, 2021

Eileen Marie Heier Yeager 1948-2021 Eileen Marie Heier Yeager, 73, of Park, Kan., passed away peacefully on October 2, 2021, at Covenant Village in Gastonia, N.C. Born on July 26, 1948, in Quinter, Kansas, Eileen was the youngest child of the late Anthony "Tony" and Marcella "Sally" (Shmidtberger) Heier. From a young age, Eileen was determined, outspoken, and fiercely independent. As a...
View Tribute »

Tommy Farrell Roberts

March 9, 1957 - October 1, 2021

Tommy F Roberts, Sr 1957- 2021 Dallas – Tommy Farrell Roberts, Sr., 64, passed away peacefully on October 1, 2021 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Gaston County, born on March 9, 1957 to the late William Ferrell Roberts and Margie Ellen Taylor Roberts. In addition to his parents he is also preceded in death by a brother, Clint Roberts. Tom served in the U.S. Marines...
View Tribute »

Symanthia "Cindy" Teaster Cope

September 20, 1961 - September 30, 2021

Symanthia Teaster Cope 1961 - 2021 Belmont – Symanthia "Cindy" Teaster Cope, 60, passed away on September 30, 2021 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina, on September 20, 1961 to the late Olin and Jackie Teaster. Cindy was a loving grandmother that enjoyed making memories with her grandchildren and spending...
View Tribute »

Ruby Dean Stone Christenbury

February 2, 1947 - September 30, 2021

Ruby Stone Christenbury 1947- 2021 Gastonia- Ruby Stone Christenbury, 74, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on September 30, 2021. She was born in Gaston County on February 2, 1947 to the late John C Stone and Belvia Bagwell Stone. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Ebbie Lee Christenbury, Jr.; and by a daughter, Debora Phillips, grandson...
View Tribute »

Donna Gantt Morgan

October 15, 1959 - September 28, 2021

Donna Gantt Morgan 1959 - 2021 Dallas – Donna Marie Gantt Morgan, 61, passed away suddenly on September 28, 2021 at her residence. She was born in Gaston County on October 15, 1959 to the late Harry Dole Gantt and Maxine Gantt. In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by a grandson, Samuel Eric Brewer Donna worked as a training supervisor in textiles. She was a loving...
View Tribute »

Peggy Prosser

March 25, 1942 - September 27, 2021

Peggy Jean Prosser 1942 - 2021 GASTONIA, NC/CLAXTON, GA: Peggy Jean Prosser, age 79, passed away at her residence in Gastonia, NC. She was a native of Tattnall County, but also lived in Savannah and Claxton, Ga. before making a home in North Carolina. She was a member of The DeRenne Ave. Church of God and then a member of Claxton Church of God in Claxton. She loved her family, chickens,...
View Tribute »

Edgar Truman Ramsey

September 4, 1937 - September 26, 2021

Gastonia Edgar Truman Ramsey, 84, went home to be with the Lord on September 26, 2021. He was a native of Gaston County and was the son of the late Eugene Clyde Ramsey and Lottie Lail Ramsey. Ed was born in Dallas, North Carolina in 1937 and graduated from Dallas High School. He later went to work for Harris Teeter Supermarkets as Store Manager for 30 years before retiring in 2000. He...
View Tribute »

Marvin "Pops" Alexander Holder, Sr.

September 20, 1957 - September 26, 2021

Marvin A. Holder, Sr. 1957- 2021 Gastonia – Marvin "Pops" Alexander Holder, Sr., 64, passed away peacefully on September 26, 2021 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Stecoah Valley, North Carolina; he was born on September 20, 1957 to the late G.L. Holder and Pauline Hyde Holder. Marvin owned and operated Show Time Video. He loved attending his church, Covenant...
View Tribute »

Emma Quinn Lineberger

December 24, 1938 - September 23, 2021

Emma Quinn Lineberger 1938- 2021 Gastonia – Emma Lee Quinn Lineberger, 82 went home to be with her Lord and Savior on September 23, 2021 at her residence surrounded by her family. She was a native of Gaston County, born on December 24, 1938 to the late Robert Clayton Quinn and Pearl Barber Quinn. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, John Caleb...
View Tribute »

Tim Sappenfield

March 28, 1952 - September 22, 2021

Timothy "Tim" Craig Sappenfield 1952- 2021 Belmont – Timothy "Tim" Craig Sappenfield, 69, passed away peacefully on September 22, 2021, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was a native of Mecklenburg County, born on March 28, 1952, to the late Robert Warren Sappenfield and Audrey Gaddy Sappenfield. Tim worked in sales for over 40 years. He was a high school wrestling...
View Tribute »

Beverly Mae Reynolds

June 28, 1940 - September 22, 2021

Gastonia – Beverly Mae Reynolds, 81, passed away peacefully on September 22, 2021 with her loving family by her side. She was born in Erie County, Pennsylvania, on June 28, 1940 to the late Raymond and Alice Reynolds. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her daughter, Saundra Hurta; her brother, Sydney Reynolds; and her sister Vivian Rice. Beverly spent her career as a...
View Tribute »

Harold "Keith" Medlin

September 12, 1961 - September 21, 2021

Keith Medlin 1961-2021 Harold Keith Medlin, lovingly known by many as 'Hawg' and 'Papa Keith' 60, passed away Tuesday, September 21, 2021. Keith was a native of Charlotte, born September 12, 1961 to the late Bobby Medlin and Jean Greene. He was preceded in death by his parents. Keith was a proud husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoyed spending time with his family, bragging...
View Tribute »

Janis "Jan" Burt Klapakis

September 13, 1952 - September 18, 2021

Jan Burt Klapakis 1952 - 2021 Lompoc, CA – Janis Sue Burt Klapakis, 69 passed away suddenly on September 18, 2021, at Carolina Medical Center-Main, Charlotte, North Carolina while visiting friends. She was born in Germany on September 13, 1952, to the late William Burt and Lieselottie Lulay Burt. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her father-in-law, Philip...
View Tribute »

James "Doug" Douglas Barrett

July 4, 1961 - September 18, 2021

Doug Barrett 1961- 2021 Gastonia – James Douglas "Doug" Barrett, 60, passed away on September 18, 2021 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Gaston County, born on July 4, 1961, to the late John Homer Barrett, Sr., and Iva Lee "Mouse" Cole Barrett. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother Kenneth Eugene Barrett. Doug worked as a Foreman...
View Tribute »

Mike McAlister

November 17, 1956 - September 17, 2021

Mike McAlister 1956- 2021 Michael Wayne (Mike) McAlister was called home to Jesus on September 17, 2021, where he was greeted with open arms by his Mom and Dad. Mike was born in Dallas, NC to the late Betty Frye McAlister and Raymond Lee (Bill) McAlister. He graduated from Florence High School in 1974 and, following in the footsteps of his father, pursued a long and fulfilling career as a...
View Tribute »

Maureen Mosier Pauley

September 16, 1956 - September 14, 2021

Maureen Pauley 1956 - 2021 Stanley – Maureen Anne Mosier Pauley, 64, passed away peacefully on September 14, 2021 at Levine & Dickson Hospice House. She was born in Erie, PA on September 16, 1956 to Barbara H. Moiser and the late Thomas Mosier. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her son, Eric C. Westendorf. Maureen loved being outside gardening, sitting on...
View Tribute »

Vivian Parham Jordan

July 21, 1939 - September 14, 2021

Vivian Parham Jordan 1939 - 2021 Gastonia – Vivian Parham Jordan, 82, passed away September 14, 2021 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. She was born in Gaston County on July 21, 1939 to the late Charlie Marshall Parham and Evelyn Hullett Parham. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Bud Carngie Jordan, her daughter, Deborah Wilson; her...
View Tribute »

Odis "Ken" Kenneth Strange

July 22, 1939 - September 14, 2021

Dallas Odis "Ken" Kenneth Strange, 82, went to be in the loving arms of Jesus on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 with his loving family by his side. He was born in Spartanburg County, South Carolina on July 22, 1939 and is the son of the late Willie and Effie Harris Strange. He was preceded in death by his 1st wife of 50 years, Dona Brown Strange, one brother, Grady Strange, one sister, Linda...
View Tribute »

Glenn Gilbert Ballard

March 27, 1944 - September 14, 2021

Glenn G. Ballard 1944 - 2021 Dallas – Glenn Gilbert Ballard, 77, transitioned to Heaven on Tuesday, September 14, 2021at the Robin Johnson House with his children by his side. Glenn was born in Gaston County on March 27, 1944, to the late Gilbert A Ballard and Addie Brewer Ballard. He was a member of Walnut Grove Baptist Church. Glenn loved his family and they will miss him greatly....
View Tribute »

Paula Lutz Helfer

March 14, 1944 - September 13, 2021

Paula Lutz Helfer 1944- 2021 Morganton – Paula Lutz Helfer, 77, passed away peacefully in Morganton, North Carolina, on September 13, 2021. She was born in Gastonia, North Carolina, on March 14, 1944, to the late Paul and Jean Lutz. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Leo Helfer. Paula was an avid reader, enjoyed sewing, making dolls, and...
View Tribute »

Harvey Maford Finney

October 24, 1942 - September 11, 2021

Harvey Maford Finney 1942- 2021 Gastonia – Harvey Maford Finney, 78, passed away peacefully on September 11, 2021 at Peak Resources of Gastonia. He was a native of Gaston County, born on October 24, 1942 to the late Eugene and Ruby Carpenter Finney. In addition to his parents he is also preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Barbara Decker Finney. Harvey retired from Homelite-John...
View Tribute »

Michael "Paintman" Theodore Stroupe, Sr

April 23, 1949 - September 8, 2021

Michael Theodore Stroupe, Sr. 1949- 2021 Gastonia – Michael "Paintman" Theodore Stroupe, Sr., 72, went home to be with his Lord and Savior September 8, 2021 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was a native of Gaston County, born on April 23, 1949 to the late Grady Eugene Stroupe and Sarah Baucom Stroupe. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his grandson...
View Tribute »

Cathy Dixon Huss

October 19, 1955 - September 8, 2021

Cathy Diane Dixon Huss, 65, passed away on Wednesday, September 08, 2021 at Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte. She was born in Gastonia on October 19, 1955 and is the daughter of the late Charles and Betty Mauney Dixon. Cathy was a graduate of Ashley High School and attended Gaston College. She retired as a Senior Property Manager. She was a loving daughter, mother and grandmother. ...
View Tribute »

Betty Moose Houser

April 2, 1938 - September 7, 2021

Dallas – Betty Anne Moose Houser, 83, passed away on September 7, 2021, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. She was born in Cherryville, North Carolina on April 2, 1938, to the late Jack Woodrow Moose, Sr., and Lona Mae Lawing Moose. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband of 29 years, Evon Blair Houser who passed away in 1991; and her siblings, Nancy...
View Tribute »

Jane Goad Wiggins

February 5, 1942 - September 7, 2021

Jane Wiggins 1942-2021 McAdenville - Jane Ella Goad Wiggins, 79, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 07, 2021, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. She was born in Galax, Virginia on February 5, 1942, and is the daughter of the late Hurley Elton Goad and Gaye Crigger Goad and was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Alfred Ray Wiggins; her son, Nathan Ray Wiggins and two...
View Tribute »

Lori Richelle Myers

November 9, 1971 - September 6, 2021

Lori Richelle Myers 1971 - 2021 Gastonia – Lori Richelle Myers, 49, passed away suddenly on Monday, September 6, 2021 due to an automobile accident in Grassy Creek, North Carolina. She was returning from a 3 day canoeing trip with Travis and friends. She was born in Gaston County on November 9, 1971. Lori was a journalist and wonderful writer she enjoyed writing and traveling. Lori's...
View Tribute »

Freddie Lee Jenkins McMickle

February 9, 1947 - September 5, 2021

Freddie Jenkins McMickle 1947 - 2021 Dallas – Freddie Lee Jenkins McMickle, 74, passed away on September 5, 2021 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. She was born in Gaston County on February 9, 1947 to the late William Harold Jenkins and Lorretta Elizabeth Hull Jenkins. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by a grandson, Joshua Thad McMickle. Freddie was a member...
View Tribute »

Tony "Randy" Randall McGaha

January 15, 1962 - September 5, 2021

Randy McGaha 1962- 2021 Gastonia – Tony Randall "Randy" McGaha, 59 passed away peacefully on September 5, 2021 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Gaston County, born on January 15, 1962 to the late Walter Lewis McGaha and Dorothy Smith McGaha. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his siblings, Alice Cantrell, Brenda McDowell, David McGaha and...
View Tribute »

Netta Conley Scherich

February 24, 1933 - September 3, 2021

Netta Conley Scherich 1933 - 2021 Gastonia – Waunetta "Netta" Conley Scherich, 88, passed away on September 3, 2021 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. She was born in Wood County, West Virginia on February 24, 1933 to the late Mable and Harley Conley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Dorothy Paterson and by her first husband, Edward Scherich;...
View Tribute »

John "Spanky" Ferguson

January 6, 1949 - September 2, 2021

JOHN FERGUSON 1949-2021 Dallas – John Daniel "Spanky" Ferguson, 72, passed away peacefully on September 2, 2021 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center surrounded by his loving family and his pastor. He was a native of Gaston County and was the son of the late James Luther Ferguson and Eddie Shell Ferguson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Joseph E....
View Tribute »

James "Jim" Guffey

September 9, 1935 - September 2, 2021

James H. Guffey 1935 - 2021 Gastonia – James "Jim" Harvey Guffey, age 85, passed away peacefully at home on Sept 2, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. Jim was born in Chester County, SC on September 9, 1935, to the late Maude Guffey Peeler. Jim was a 60-year active member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. He was a proud veteran of the US Air Force serving his Country from...
View Tribute »

Sheila Hullender Ledford

November 24, 1955 - September 1, 2021

Sheila Hullender Ledford 1955 - 2021 Bessemer City – Sheila Jean Hullender Ledford, 65, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on September 1, 2021. Sheila was a native of Kings Mountain; she was born on November 24, 1955 to the late Carroll Nichols and Virginia Hullender. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a niece, Casey. She was a member of Kings Mountain...
View Tribute »

Jennie Deal

April 19, 1985 - August 31, 2021

Jennie Deal 1985 - 2021 Gastonia – Jennie Kay Deal, 36 – passed away suddenly on August 31, 2021. She was born in Gaston County on April 19, 1985. Jennie was a sweet soul who had the most loving and caring heart. Her radiant smile would light up the room and always had others laughing. Jennie was quite the social butterfly who never met a stranger thinking she could "save" the world...
View Tribute »

Judith Craig-Smith

September 14, 1939 - August 30, 2021

Judith Craig-Smith 1939 - 2021 Gastonia - Judith "Judi" Brittain Craig-Smith, 81, passed away on August 30, 2021, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. She was born in Newport News, Virginia on September 14, 1939, to the late Ralph Gerell Britain and Ruth Mae Phillips Britain. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, the love of her life, Rankin "Willie" Craig,...
View Tribute »

Gwendolyn "Yvonne" Turner

December 4, 1948 - August 27, 2021

Gwendolyn Yvonne Smith Turner, 72, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, August 27, 2021 with her loving family by her side. She was born on December 4, 1948 in Hurtsboro, Alabama and is the daughter of the late William Henry Smith, Sr. and Louise Marie McCall. Mrs. Turner was a Godly Lady and loved her Lord and Savior. Gwendolyn was an active member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's...
View Tribute »

Carolyn "Diane" Price Pope

March 24, 1938 - August 26, 2021

Diane Pope 1938 - 2021 Lowell – Carolyn "Diane" Price Pope, 83, passed away on August 26, 2021, at Caromont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia. Diane was born on March 24, 1938. She was born in Rutherford County, North Carolina , daughter of the late Roy James Price and Doris Tate Price. Diane was the business owner of Pope's Mini Mart in Lowell alongside her husband Gordon Pope....
View Tribute »

Nell Virginia Carver

October 9, 1932 - August 25, 2021

West Jefferson – Nell Virginia Carver, 89, of West Jefferson, NC. passed away Wednesday August 25, 2021 at Ashe Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Graham County and lived in Gastonia before retiring in West Jefferson with her husband. Mrs. Carver was preceded in death by her parents, her eight siblings, a young daughter and her husband Bill Carver. She is survived by numerous nieces and...
View Tribute »

Ricky Franklin Charles

August 12, 1967 - August 24, 2021

Ricky Franklin Charles 1967- 2021 Iron Station – Ricky Franklin Charles, 54, passed away on August 24, 2021. He was a native of Bluefield, West Virginia, born on August 12, 1967 to the late James and Corsie Charles. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers Bobby and Lawrence Charles and his sister Debbie Richie. Ricky was a dedicated mechanic that enjoyed...
View Tribute »

James Kenneth Hoffman

July 2, 1941 - August 23, 2021

James Hoffman 1941 - 2021 Newberry, SC- James Kenneth Hoffman, 80, passed away peacefully on August 23, 2021 at his residence. He was born in Gaston County on July 2, 1941 to the late Earl and Pearl (Coley) Hoffman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers Bill, Nelson and Clyde. Ken was an avid outdoors man who loved hunting and sports. He enjoyed watching...
View Tribute »

Edna Rink Stafford

September 22, 1940 - August 21, 2021

Edna Stafford 1940 - 2021 Gastonia - Edna Kay Rink Stafford, 80, On August 21, 2021, passed away from complications due to Covid. Edna was born and raised in Hickory, North Carolina until she married the love of her life, Wade Alford Stafford of Taylorsville, and they relocated to Gastonia, North Carolina. She attended Hickory High School and studied at Evans Business College and Gaston...
View Tribute »

Cherie Elledge Grapes

July 31, 1946 - August 21, 2021

Cherie Elledge-Grapes July 31, 1946 – August 21, 2021 Dallas - Cherie Blanche Hamby Elledge-Grapes, age 75, made her crossing on August 21, 2021, at her home in Dallas, NC. She died peacefully in her sleep. A lifelong actor, she enjoyed a career that encompassed theater, film, and television. Daughter of Charles and Grace Elledge, who performed in Horn in the West Outdoor Drama from its...
View Tribute »

Betty Frye McAlister

July 9, 1932 - August 21, 2021

Betty McAlister 1932 - 2021 Dallas - Betty Frye McAlister went home to be with her Lord and Savior on August 21, 2021. She was 89 and just as beautiful as ever. Betty was born in Hardin, North Carolina on July 9, 1932, to the late Hub and Essie Huffman Frye. She and her beloved husband, the late Raymond L. (Bill) McAlister, raised their two children in Dallas, where she was a...
View Tribute »

Nicholas "Nick" Matthew Healey-Ratte

December 17, 1996 - August 21, 2021

Nicholas "Nick" Healey-Ratte 1996- 2021 Kings Mt., - Nicholas "Nick" Matthew Healey-Ratte, 24 passed away on August 21, 2021 due to an automobile accident. He was a native of New Hampshire, born on December 17, 1996 to Nicholas Matthew Ratte and Shannon Porter. He was preceded in death by a brother Tyler Gagon; grandparents, Gary Cournoyer and Raymond Ratte. Nick was a U.S. Army veteran...
View Tribute »

Jimmie Blue Sowers Graeber

November 30, 1929 - August 20, 2021

Jimmie Blue Sowers Graeber, 91, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 20, 2021 at Peak Resources of Gastonia, North Carolina. Jimmie Blue was born in Lexington, North Carolina on November 30, 1929 and is the daughter of the late James C. and Helen Craver Sowers. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, John Graeber and daughter, Deidre "DeeDee" Graeber. She was a graduate of...
View Tribute »

Sharon Hicks Whitt

September 29, 1976 - August 16, 2021

Sharon Hicks Whitt 1976 - 2021 Sharon Renee Hicks Whitt, of Laguna Hills, California, formerly of Belmont, North Carolina, daughter of Charles "Newt" Hicks and the late Janet Hicks, was born on September 29, 1976, in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. She passed away on August 16, 2021, in Laguna Hills, California. Sharon was a loving wife and an amazing mother. She was known by her...
View Tribute »

Rebecca Queen Duvall

June 18, 1952 - August 10, 2021

Rebecca Queen Duvall 1952 - 2021 Gastonia – Rebecca Queen Duvall, 69, passed away on August 10th 2021, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia, North Carolina. She was born in Greenville, South Carolina on June 18, 1952, to the late William and Ollie Queen. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Eddie Duvall, her son Steven Duvall, and her great...
View Tribute »

Duayne Franklin Comer

February 15, 1952 - August 9, 2021

Duayne Franklin Comer 1952- 2021 Belmont – Duayne Franklin Comer, 69, passed away suddenly on August 9, 2021. He was a native of Columbia, South Carolina born on February 15, 1952 to the late Thomas E. and Faye Carroll Comer. In addition to his parents he is also preceded in death by a nephew Luke (who was a triplet to Brad and Ryan). Duayne was a proud graduate of Eau Claire High...
View Tribute »

Paul Gerald Fitzgerald

November 18, 1946 - August 8, 2021

Paul Gerald Fitzgerald 1946 - 2021 Belmont – Paul Gerald Fitzgerald, 74, passed away peacefully on August 8, 2021 at Granville Medical Center in Oxford, North Carolina. He was born in Mecklenburg County on November 18, 1946 to the late Joseph Albert and Louise Tench Fitzgerald. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Gene Fitzgerald and Marlowe Fitzgerald...
View Tribute »

Fredrick "Rick" Olen Weaver, II

January 9, 1966 - August 8, 2021

Rick Weaver 1966 - 2021 Gastonia – Fredrick "Rick" Olen Weaver, II, 55, passed away on August 9, 2021 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Gaston County, born on January 9, 1966 to Cherrie and Fredrick Olen Weaver Sr. Rick was preceded in death by his son, Fredrick Olen Weaver III and his grandparents, Bonnie Haskins and Mr. and Mrs. Ben Cook. Rick was a graduate of...
View Tribute »

Charles Jerry Shook

April 4, 1941 - August 7, 2021

Charles Jerry Shook 1941- 2021 Gastonia – Charles Jerry Shook, 80 went home to be with his Lord and Savior on August 7, 2021 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was a native of Cleveland County, born on April 4, 1941, to the late Marion James and Lena Moore Shook. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Taylor Nicole Shook, his...
View Tribute »

Joy Bagwell Weaver

April 10, 1940 - August 4, 2021

Joy Bagwell Weaver 1940-2021 Mrs. Joy Lee Bagwell Weaver, 81 of Umatilla, FL passed away Wednesday, August 4, 2021. Joy was born in Belmont, NC on April 10, 1940 and was the daughter of the late Paul and Lela Garrett Bagwell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Reverend Robert Weaver, and her daughter, Cheryl O'Berry. She was an elementary school teacher at Altoona School and...
View Tribute »

Michael Blattau

June 13, 1959 - August 3, 2021

Michael Blattau 1959- 2021 Bessemer City – Michael Blattau, 62, passed away peacefully on August 3, 2021, at the Robin Johnson Hospice House. He was born on June 13, 1959, to the late Joseph and Margaret Costner Blattau. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 27 years, Kimberly Johnson Blattau; his brother, Ricky Blattau. Michael worked as a truck driver...
View Tribute »

Patricia "Patty" Frances White Nolder

April 26, 1944 - August 3, 2021

Patricia "Patty" Nolder 1944 - 2021 Gastonia – Patricia Frances White Nolder, 77, formerly of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully on August 3, 2021. She was born in Pittsburgh, PA on April 26, 1944 to the late John and Mercedes (Mack) White. Along with her parents, she is reunited with her siblings, William J. White and Mercedes White Maher (James). Patty was the...
View Tribute »

Denise Fulbright Bradley

May 14, 1956 - July 31, 2021

Clover – Denise Fulbright Bradley, 65, passed away on July 31, 2021at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Gaston County on May 14, 1956, to the late James and Virginia Fulbright. She loved her children and grandchildren, family, and friends. She loved working in her flower gardens and cooking meals for her family. She was very thankful to her children for taking...
View Tribute »

Gary Milton Bradford

July 20, 1948 - July 29, 2021

Gary Bradford 1948-2021 M/SGT Gary Milton Bradford, USAF (RET), 73, entered into Heaven on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at the Robin Johnson House. He was born in Dallas, Texas on July 20, 1948 and is the son of the late Milton Grady and Jean Shipp Bradford. Gary was a graduate of Cleburne High School, Cleburne, Texas, Class of 1966, NCO Academy and Belmont Abbey with a Business Degree. ...
View Tribute »

Gaynelle Wilkinson McSorley

October 2, 1939 - July 27, 2021

Gaynelle McSorley 1939 - 2021 Gastonia - Gaynelle (Gaybabe) Benton Wilkinson McSorley, 81, went to be with Jesus on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. She was born in Lowell, NC on October 2, 1939 and was the daughter of the late Ralph Benton Wilkinson and Mattie Mae Story Wilkinson. She was a wonderful and devoted daughter, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to all who had the...
View Tribute »

Daniel Cleveland Simpson

August 13, 1946 - July 25, 2021

Daniel Simpson 1946-2021 Stanley - Daniel Cleveland Simpson, 74, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 25, 2021 at the Robin Johnson House with his loving family by his side. He was born August 13, 1946 in Columbus, Ohio and was the son of the late Pearl and Margaret Simpson. He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Jean Ann Mullinax Simpson and one brother, Bob Simpson. He was...
View Tribute »

Bobby "Bob" Lee Harvell

November 14, 1937 - July 23, 2021

Bobby Lee Harvell 1937- 2021 Gastonia – Bobby Lee Harvell, 83, passed away peacefully on July 23, 2021 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Gaston County, born on November 14, 1937 to the late Earl and Bertha Lane Harvell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Brian Keith Harvell, and his brothers, Talmadge and Kenny Harvell. Bob retired from...
View Tribute »

Donald "Donny" Huffstetler

February 21, 1940 - July 22, 2021

Donny Huffstetler 1940- 2021 Gastonia-Donald Charles "Donny" Huffstetler, 81 passed away peacefully on July 22, 2021 at his residence. He was a native of Gaston County, born on February 21, 1940, to the late Ralph Neil Huffstetler and Mary Elizabeth Harris Huffstetler. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brother, Bobby and Neil Huffstetler; daughter in law, Yolanda...
View Tribute »

Thomas "Tommy" Edward Rogers

July 10, 1946 - July 22, 2021

Tommy Rogers 1946- 2021 Dallas – Thomas Edward "Tommy" Rogers, 75, passed away peacefully on July 22, 2021 at his residence. He was a native of Gaston County, born on July 10, 1946 to the late Lewis and Lucille Strader Rogers. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Johnny and Robert Rogers. Tommy retired from Duke Power after 40 years of dedicated...
View Tribute »

Donald "Donny" Charles Huffstetler

February 21, 1940 - July 22, 2021

Donny Huffstetler 1940- 2021 Gastonia-Donald Charles "Donny" Huffstetler, 81 passed away peacefully on July 23, 2021, at his residence. He was a native of Gaston County, born on February 21, 1940, to the late Ralph Neil Huffstetler and Mary Elizabeth Harris Huffstetler. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Bobby and Neil Huffstetler; daughter-in-law, Yolanda...
View Tribute »

Alma Wells Stone

February 18, 1934 - July 21, 2021

Alma Stone 1934-2021 Alma Frances Wells Stone, 87, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at Brookdale-Robinwood with her loving family by her side. She was born in Gaston County on February 18, 1934, and was the daughter of the late Campbell Baxter Wells and Helen Skidmore Wells. Alma attended Holiness Church of God. She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother,...
View Tribute »

Becky Curtis Pennington

August 7, 1953 - July 21, 2021

Becky Curtis Pennington 1953 - 2021 Gastonia – Rebecca Desiree "Becky" Curtis Pennington, 67, passed away on July 21, 2021, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. She was born in Fairbanks, Alaska on August 7, 1953, to the late Walter and Jerry Sandifer Curtis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Jeffrey Curtis. She worked as a fraud specialist at Bank...
View Tribute »

Betty McKenzie

March 26, 1936 - July 21, 2021

Betty McKenzie 1936 - 2021 Dallas – Mary "Betty" Brafford McKenzie, 85, passed away peacefully on July 21, 2021 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. She was born in Gaston County, NC on March 26, 1936 to the late Clyde Benjamin Brafford and Bessie Perkins Brafford. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband of over 40 years, Robert Lee McKenzie; her siblings, Faye...
View Tribute »

Christopher Travis Cabe

March 25, 1983 - July 12, 2021

Christopher Travis Cabe 1983-2021 Dallas- Travis Cabe, 38 passed away suddenly on July 12, 2021 in Asheville, North Carolina. He was born in Gaston County on March 25, 1983 to the late Gregory Chris Cabe and Sharon Wilson; and his loving grandmother, Marlene Cabe. Travis was a graduate of South Point High School. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force, where he served as a mechanic...
View Tribute »

George Willis Carter

March 19, 1952 - July 11, 2021

George Willis Carter 1952- 2021 Dallas – George Willis Carter, 69, passed away peacefully on July 11, 2021, at the Levine & Dickson Hospice House, Huntersville. He was a native of Gaston County, born on March 19, 1952, to the late Willis Clarence "Nook" Carter and Jean Ann Rhyne Carter. George retired from AT&T after 36 years of dedicated service. He was in the U.S. Army Reserve and...
View Tribute »

James Danny Caldwell

December 25, 1951 - July 9, 2021

Danny Caldwell 1951- 2021 Gastonia – James Danny Caldwell, 69, passed away peacefully on July 9, 2021 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Gaston County on December 25, 1951 to the late James Carmen Caldwell and Betty Abernathy Caldwell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings Murrial Jones and Darrell Caldwell. Danny worked...
View Tribute »

Judson "Junior" Emmitt Putnam, Jr.

January 13, 1947 - July 5, 2021

Judson "Junior" Putnam, Jr. 1947- 2021 Gastonia – Judson Emmitt "Junior" Putnam, Jr., 74, passed away peacefully on July 5, 2021 at the Robin Johnson House. He was born in Mecklenburg County, NC to the late Judson Emmitt Putnam, Sr. and Phyllis Goddard Putnam. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Silvia Annette Beard Putnam, who passed on May 4,...
View Tribute »

John Gibbs

September 17, 1938 - July 5, 2021

Rev. John Gibbs 1938 - 2021 Belmont – Reverend John Howard Gibbs, 82, passed away on July 5, 2021, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was a native of St. Louis, MO, born on September 17, 1938, to the late Marvin Gibbs and Delma Short Gibbs. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 61 years, Doris Barr Gibbs; siblings, Dwain Gibbs, JoAnn Gibbs,...
View Tribute »

Fay Martin Brown Brack

February 25, 1931 - July 4, 2021

Fay Brack 1931-2021 Gastonia - Fay Martin Brown Brack, 90, passed away peacefully on July 4, 2021, at her home with her loving family by her side. She was born in Henderson, Kentucky on February 25, 1931, and is the daughter of the late Martin Lester Brown and Mary Axton Brown. Fay was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and sister and will truly be missed...
View Tribute »

Robert Eugene Owens , Jr.

September 3, 1957 - July 1, 2021

Robert Eugene Owens, Jr. 1957- 2021 Florida – Robert Eugene Owens, Jr., 63, of Saint Johns, FL, formerly of Dallas, North Carolina passed away peacefully on July 1, 2021. Rob was born on September 3, 1957, in Gaston County, NC to Anne Crews and the late Robert Eugene Owens, Sr. in Gastonia, North Carolina. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, and beloved...
View Tribute »

Mary Pearson Miles

December 1, 1934 - June 29, 2021

Mary Miles 1934 - 2021 Gastonia – Mary Lee Pearson Miles, 86, passed away peacefully on June 29, 2021. She was born in Lincoln County, NC to the late Pinkie Lee McClain Erby and William Pearson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Henry Miles, sister, June Pearson, and brothers, Lawrence and Lewis Pearson. Mary was a loving, kind, and caring woman...
View Tribute »

Peggy Dalton Mincey

April 7, 1939 - June 28, 2021

Peggy Mincey 1939 -2021 Gastonia - Peggy Dalton Mincey, 82, entered into Heaven peacefully on Monday, June 28, 2021, at her home with her loving family by her side. She was born in Gastonia on April 7, 1939, and is the loving daughter of the late A.B. Dalton, Sr. and Nevie Kirkus Dalton. Peggy was a graduate of Ashley High School, Class of 1957, where she was Homecoming Queen....
View Tribute »

Karen Michelle "Shelly" Black

November 19, 1974 - June 26, 2021

Karen Michelle "Shelly" Black 1974 - 2021 Gastonia - Karen Michelle Black, "Shelly" daughter of Gary and Renee Carpenter Brooks and stepfather, Marvin Brooks was born on November 19, 1974, in Gastonia, NC. She departed this life on June 26, 2021. Shelly graduated from Hunter Huss High School in 1993. She studied EMS at Gaston College and graduated in 1999. She worked as a former...
View Tribute »

Gladys Rabb Bilbrey

August 4, 1927 - June 24, 2021

Gladys Rabb Bilbrey 1927 - 2021 Gastonia – Gladys Dishmon Rabb Bilbrey, 93, passed away on June 24, 2021, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Morganton, NC on August 4, 1927, and a native to Granite Falls, NC. She was the daughter of the late Alfred and Esther Alexander Dishmon. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her 1st husband,...
View Tribute »

Ismenia Nieves

November 30, 1971 - June 17, 2021

Ismenia Nieves 1971 - 2021 Charlotte – Ismenia Nieves, 49, passed away on June 17, 2021 at Novant Presbyterian Hospital. She was born in Bronx, New York on November 30, 1971 to the late Rivera and Lydia Nieves. She worked in the Medical field for over 25 years. Ismenia was a cosmetologist and enjoyed doing hair, makeup and nails. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. ...
View Tribute »

Kathryn Nelle Wilson Foy

August 7, 1939 - June 17, 2021

Nelle Wilson Foy 1939 - 2021 Gastonia – Kathryn Nelle Wilson Foy, 81, passed away on June 17, 2021. She was born in Gaston County on August 7, 1939 to the late Thomas Albert and Ella Moss Wilson. She was a member of First ARP Church in Gastonia. Nelle was a loving wife, mother and grandmother to her grandchildren; whom she adored. She was known by her grandchildren as "Grandmother...
View Tribute »

Margaret Viola Evans Powell

December 5, 1930 - June 14, 2021

Margaret Viola Evans Powell 1930 - 2021 Gastonia – Margaret Viola Evans Powell, 90 passed away peacefully on June 14, 2021, at Courtland Terrace surrounded by her loving family. She was born in York County, South Carolina on December 5, 1930, to the late Thomas and Lydia Arrowood Evans. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Jack McCelland...
View Tribute »

Timothy Matthew Medlock

March 8, 1970 - June 13, 2021

Timothy Matthew Medlock 1970 - 2021 Bessemer City – Timothy Matthew Medlock, 51, passed away at Select Specialty Hospital in Greensboro, NC, on June 13, 2021. He was born in Gaston County on March 8, 1970 to Eugene Medlock and the late Linda Chesney Medlock. Timothy was spent his career working for the City of Gastonia. He was an avid Green Bay Packers fan along with the rest of his...
View Tribute »

Rex Mobley

January 15, 1964 - June 12, 2021

Rex Mobley 1964 - 2021 Dallas – Rex Arnold Mobley, 57, passed away tragically on June 12, 2021, in Mecklenburg County. The family has comfort in knowing that Rex is with our Heavenly Father. He was born in Gaston County on January 15, 1964, to Terry and Patricia Austin Mobley. He was a native of Dallas, NC where he grew up. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son and brother...
View Tribute »

Denise Tatlock Hanlin

March 13, 1966 - June 12, 2021

Denise Hanlin 1966 - 2021 Dallas – Margaret Denise Tatlock Hanlin, 55, passed away suddenly on June 12, 2021 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. She was born in Gaston County on March 13, 1966. Denise loved her flowers, all animals, especially horses and dogs. She often volunteered at Dickson Animal Clinic to assist with their care of the animals. She is preceded in death by her...
View Tribute »

Nancy Jeraline Warren Hoffman

December 24, 1938 - June 12, 2021

Nancy "Jeraline" Hoffman 1938 - 2021 Dallas-Nancy "Jeraline" Warren Hoffman, 82, passed away peacefully on June 12, 2021 at the Robin Johnson House surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Lowell (Gaston County) North Carolina, on December 24, 1938, to the late Arthur Ray Warren, Sr. and Lula Josephine Williams Warren. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her...
View Tribute »

Kenneth Doyle Dagenhart

April 2, 1952 - June 6, 2021

Rev. Kenneth Dagenhart 1952 - 2021 Gastonia – Reverend Kenneth Doyle Dagenhart, 69, went home to be with Jesus on June 6, 2021 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Kenneth was born in Guilford County, (Greensboro) NC on April 2, 1952 to the late William Doyle Dagenhart and Ida Mae Dagenhart. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Donald and...
View Tribute »

Shelby Graham Nicholson

August 25, 1937 - June 4, 2021

Shelby Jean Graham Nicholson, 83, entered into Heaven on Friday, June 4, 2021 at her home with her loving family by her side. Shelby was born in Royston, Georgia on August 25, 1937 and is the daughter of the late Clifford and Dorothy Sorrells Graham. Shelby was a graduate of Belmont High School. She was the former Co-Owner with her beloved husband, Hughlon, and John and Patricia Graham of...
View Tribute »

William Thomas Charles French

September 12, 1987 - June 3, 2021

William French 1987 - 2021 Gastonia – William Thomas Charles French, 33, passed away on June 3, 2021. He was born on September 12, 1987, in Kenosha, Wisconsin to Charles French III and the late Karen Lapp. William was a wonderful father, son, brother, and friend. He was taken way too soon and will be dearly missed by everyone. He always tried to lend a hand or shoulder to cry...
View Tribute »

Garneill Savalas Mozer

July 9, 1977 - May 31, 2021

Garneill Savalas Mozer 1977 - 2021 Cramerton – Garneill Savalas Mozer, 43, of Cramerton, NC, formerly of Statesville, passed away on May 31, 2021, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was born in Mecklenburg County on July 9, 1977, to Lisa Fern Mozer and the late Willie Wright. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Frank and Shirley Mae Wright. Garneill attended Alan...
View Tribute »

Daniel Lee Ward

November 6, 1941 - May 31, 2021

Daniel L. Ward 1941 - 2021 Belmont - Daniel Lee Ward, 79 - went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 31, 2021, at the Robin Johnson House. He was born in Gastonia, North Carolina on November 6, 1941, to the late John Hamilton Ward and Ina Pearl Creasman Ward. Daniel was a dedicated member of East Belmont Church of God and later Lowell Church of God. He was a devoted...
View Tribute »

Charles "Chuck" Everette Johnson, Jr

January 7, 1956 - May 28, 2021

Charles Everette Johnson, Jr. (Chuck) passed away on May 28th at his home. He was born on January 7th, 1956 in Gaston County to the late Julia Dominy Johnson Harbin and Charles E. Johnson, Sr. (Chic). Chuck spent his boyhood in McAdenville and Cramerton playing in the creeks, fishing, and building go-carts with his friends. He never had a bicycle that he didn't take apart and reassemble at...
View Tribute »

William Ray Dean, Sr

January 26, 1935 - May 25, 2021

Gastonia William Ray Dean, Sr., 86, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was born in Gaston County on January 26, 1935. He is the son of the late William Pruitt and Grace Russell Dean. William is a member of Modena Baptist Church and retired from A&E Textile Company, Gastonia. Left to cherish his memories include his son, William Ray...
View Tribute »

Patricia "Pat" Ford Walker

October 24, 1938 - May 23, 2021

Gastonia Patricia Ford Walker, 82, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, May 23, 2021 with her loving family by her side. Pat was born in Bessemer City on October 24, 1938 and is the daughter of the late Abell and Ruth Nesbit Ford. Pat was a graduate of Holbrook High School, Lowell and is an active member of Maylo United Methodist Church. Pat was a loving daughter, wife, mother,...
View Tribute »

1 of 100 Recent Obituaries View More »

Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service
2916 Union Rd.
Gastonia, NC 28054 map it

View Phone Number
View Website