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Frank Sanders

August 7, 1936 - June 1, 2020

Frank Sanders 1936 - 2020 Cramerton – Otis Franklin "Frank" Sanders, 83 – passed away peacefully on June 1, 2020 at the Robin Johnson House. He was born in Shelbyville, TN on August 7, 1936 to the late Joseph and Daisy Hawkersmith Sanders. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margie H. Sanders; his son, Ronald Sanders; brothers, Roy R. Sanders and W.T....
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Gene Dodge

February 26, 1938 - May 30, 2020

Gene Dodge 1938 - 2020 Gastonia – Eugene "Papa" Allen Dodge, entered the Kingdom of heaven rejoicing with the Lord on 5/30/2020 at the age of 82. Gene was born to Melvin and Ruth Dodge in Lexington, Nebraska alongside his twin sister; where he worked the farm with his parents and 5 siblings. Gene left home to join the Marines in 1957. While serving active duty stationed in Cherry...
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Emily Kathryn Cloninger Butler

April 12, 1978 - May 30, 2020

Emily Cloninger Butler 1978 - 2020 Dallas, NC - Emily Kathryn Cloninger Butler, 42 passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2020 unexpectedly at her residence in Newport, Tennessee from natural causes. Emily grew up in Dallas. She was a very loving and kind person. She never met a stranger and always had a big beautiful smile on her face. She was born in Gaston County on April 12, 1978 to Vicki...
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Patrick Joseph Cuffe

March 16, 1967 - May 27, 2020

Patrick Cuffe 1967- 2020 Stanley – Patrick Joseph Cuffe, 53 passed away unexpectedly on May 27, 2020 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was born in New York on March 16, 1967 to Timothy Cuffe and the late Marlene Cuffe. Patrick retired from Wells Fargo after many years of working in the banking industry. He was a loving son, husband and grandfather who will be greatly missed. ...
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Michael Jeffery Coleman

February 20, 1975 - May 26, 2020

Dallas – Michael Jeffery Coleman, 45 passed away suddenly on May 26, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Gaston County, on February 20, 1975. He is preceded in death by his father, Steve Coleman, his grandparents, Leroy and Marie Stines, Reverend Hoyt and Eula Mae Coleman. Michael was a member of Community Baptist Church. He enjoyed playing and listening to music, fishing and most of all...
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Fred Lewis Brooks

March 14, 1937 - May 26, 2020

Gastonia - Fred Lewis Brooks, 83, passed away peacefully at his home on May 26, 2020 with his loving family by his side. He was born in Gaston County on March 14, 1937 and is the son of the late Fred C. and Pauline Frye Brooks. Lewis was an active member of Union Presbyterian Church; where he received the 2019 Man of the Year award. He had a heart for Mission work. He was a Veteran of the...
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Robert "Bob" Preston Glover

March 22, 1938 - May 25, 2020

Gastonia Robert "Bob" Preston Glover, 82, passed away on May 25, 2020 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. Bob was born in Gastonia on March 22, 1938 and the son of the late Lloyd Mason Glover and Clara McGinnis Glover. Serving as a Charter Member of Lighthouse Baptist Church, Bob is a Deacon, and always kept the grass cut at the church. He is a Veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of...
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David Allen Ekleberry

January 17, 1965 - May 24, 2020

David Allen Ekleberry 1965 - 2020 Gastonia – David Allen Ekleberry, 55 passed away suddenly on May 24, 2020. He was born in Ohio on January 17, 1965. He was a loving husband and father who will be greatly missed. Left to cherish his memories includes his loving wife of 36 years, Peggy Dougherty Ekleberry; his parents, James and Marion Ekleberry; son, David Ekleberry; daughter,...
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Peggy Cook

August 28, 1929 - May 24, 2020

Peggy Cook 1929- 2020 Newton – Nettie Mae "Peggy" Cook, 90 passed away on May 24, 2020 at the Brian Center, Hickory. She was born in Catawba County, on August 28, 1929 to the late Jule and Grace Parker Ikerd, and her husband Harry Clifford Cook. Private entombment will be at Catawba Memorial Park with Reverend Ronnie Parker. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Memorial...
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Derek Wayne Badger

September 9, 1974 - May 23, 2020

Derek Wayne Badger 1974-2020 Bessemer City – Derek Wayne Badger passed away suddenly on May 23, 2020 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was born in Gaston County, on September 9, 1974 to Pam Grubbs Badger and the late Doug Badger. In addition to his father he is also preceded in death by his Grandpaw Manley Grubbs; his grandparents Larry and Myrtle Badger, Dot and Bill Hudson; niece...
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Gary Eugene Threlkeld

March 5, 1939 - May 20, 2020

Gastonia – Gary E. Threlkeld, 81 passed away on May 20, 2020 at Atruim Health, Pineville, NC. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and a friend to all that knew him. He was born in Gaston County on March 5, 1939. He was preceded in death by his mother, Gladys "Jean" Threlkeld Sellers, his wife of 54 years, Gloria Jackson Threlkeld, and his son Ralph Steven...
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Daniel Coleman Cziraky

May 14, 1962 - May 17, 2020

Daniel Coleman Cziraky 1962-2020 Dallas – Daniel Coleman Cziraky, 58 passed away at the Robin Johnson House, Dallas. He was born in Jersey City, New Jersey on May 14, 1962 to the late William George and Joyce Hansell Cziraky. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparent. Daniel enjoyed spending time with his family. He was a graduate of Science Park High...
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Betty Joan Ellington Jacobsen

December 14, 1938 - May 12, 2020

Betty Jacobsen 1938 - 2020 Lowell - Betty Ellington Jacobsen, 81 passed away peacefully on May 12, 2020 at her residence. She was born in Durham, North Carolina on December 14, 1938 to the late John Tate Ellington and Carmen Ercell Smith Ellington. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband of 23 years, Cletes Alfred Pope, Jr., her husband of 27 years John...
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Susan Lorraine Eller Willis

December 13, 1958 - May 5, 2020

Susan Eller Willis 1958- 2020 Bessemer City – Susan Lorraine Eller Willis, 61 passed away on May 5, 2020. She was born in Gaston County, on December 13, 1958 to the late Charles and Grace Lang Eller. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sister Sandy Jenkins. She retired from Textiles after many years. Susan is survived by her children, Lisa Burris (Tommy...
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Darvin Capps

March 11, 1948 - May 5, 2020

Darvin Capps 1948-2020 Bessemer City – Darvin Capps, 72 passed away peacefully at CaroMont Regional Medical Center on May 5, 2020. He was born in Cleveland County, on March 11, 1948 to the late Nellie Virginia Bell Capps and the late Lester Fred Capps. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Joey Capps, his brother, Ronald Capps, and, his sister Nancy Bridges...
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Robert "Bob" Coleman

July 10, 1943 - May 4, 2020

Bob Coleman 1943 - 2020 Belmont – Robert "Bob" Sterling Coleman, 76, passed away on May 4, 2020 at Stanley Total Living Center. He was born in Gaston County on July 10, 1943, the only son of the late Dalwin and Elsie Brewer Coleman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Amanda Coleman. Bob was a member of Park Street United Methodist Church...
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Judy Harwell Rhyne

July 22, 1943 - May 3, 2020

Judy Rhyne 1943- 2020 Dallas – Judy Harwell Rhyne, 76 passed away peacefully on May 3, 2020. She was born in Gaston County, on July 22, 1943 to the late Helen Harwell. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her husband of almost 40 years, Gene Rhyne. Judy was a member of Community Baptist Church. She retired from Western Auto where she retired after 23 years of...
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Karen Brendle

April 21, 1961 - April 28, 2020

Karen Brendle 1961-2020 Belmont - Karen Lynn McSorley Brendle, 59, passed away peacefully on April 28, 2020 at Courtland Terrace, Gastonia. Karen was born in Key West, Florida on April 21, 1961 and is the daughter of Gaynelle Wilkerson McSorley and the late James A. McSorley. Karen graduated from Ashbrook High School and was a 32 year employee of the United States Postal Service as a Data...
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Tyler Steven Grahl

April 2, 1999 - April 27, 2020

Tyler Grahl 1999 - 2020 Dallas – Tyler Steven Grahl, 21 passed away unexpectedly at his home on April 27, 2020. He was born in Gaston County on April 2, 1999 to Steven Reid Grahl and Kellie Cross Baucom. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Reid and Mary Ellen Withers Grahl, Freda Cross, Brenda Baucom and Larry Medlin. Tyler was a graduate of North Gaston High School...
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Julia Mills Buchanan

April 19, 1925 - April 27, 2020

Julia Buchanan 1925 - 2020 Gastonia – Julia Mills Buchanan, 95, a long time resident of Gastonia passed away on April 27, 2020 at Alexandria Place. She was born on April 19, 1925 in Clover, South Carolina. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband of over 50 years Fred E. Buchanan; son Charles Williams and a brother William Mills. She was a loving wife, mother,...
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Anita Jean Richards Meeks

December 1, 1956 - April 22, 2020

Anita Meeks 1956- 2020 Dallas – Anita Jean Richards Meeks, 63, passed away on April 22, 2020 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. She was born in Mecklenburg County, on December 1, 1956 to the late William and Betty Brock Richards. Survivors include her husband, Charles Meeks; daughters, Stormy Michelle Robbins (Adam) and Jennifer Leigh Martin (JJ); great nephew, Kevin Kimray ...
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Everette "Buck" Cox

November 7, 1957 - April 22, 2020

Everett "Buck" Cox 1957 - 2020 Bessemer City - Everett "Buck" Carlton Cox, passed away peacefully on April 22, 2020 at his home with his loving family by his side. He was born in Covington, Virginia on November 7, 1957 and is the son of the late Carlton and Doris Stuple Cox. "Buck" was a Truck Driver for Yellow Roadway Trucking Company. He loved to go to auctions, play his guitar and...
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Dewey Wayne Frankie McAbee

March 19, 1964 - April 21, 2020

Dewey Wayne McAbee 1964-2020 Crouse – Frankie "Dewey" Wayne McAbee, 56 passed away at home unexpectedly on April 21, 2020. He was born in Gaston County, on March 19, 1964 to Hazel Earley McAbee and the late Johnny Wayne Mcabee. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ernest and Florence Earley, Dewey and Elizabeth McAbee. Dewey enjoyed his time...
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Musie Dora Campo Hance

April 8, 1928 - April 18, 2020

Dallas – Musie Dora Campo Hance, 92 passed away on April 18, 2020. She was born in Gaston County, on April 8, 1928 to the late Helen and Clarence Campo. In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, John Hance, and a brother Bill Campo. Musie was a member of Dallas Baptist Church. She retired as a Seamstress after many years. Left to cherish her...
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Kristin Amberley Poole Sippo

December 11, 1981 - April 17, 2020

Kristin Poole Sippo 1981- 2020 Dallas – Kristin Amberley Poole Sippo, 38 passed away on April 17, 2020. She was born in Gaston County, on December 11, 1981 to Brenda Ellis Hoyle and the late Douglas Mark Poole. In addition to her father she is preceded in death by her husband Alan Sippo. Kristin is survived by her mother, Brenda Hoyle, her 2 wonderful loved sons; her brothers,...
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Lynn Ledford Hamm

January 27, 1971 - April 17, 2020

Lynn Hamm 1971- 2020 Gastonia – Lynn Ledford Hamm, 49 went home to be with her Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ on April 17, 2020 with her loving family by her side. She was born in Gaston County on January 27, 1971. Lynn was, to many that knew her, either an angel on earth, or the next closest thing to one. And her love of music and talent for singing was well known,...
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Robert Travis Oliver

October 5, 1961 - April 16, 2020

Gastonia – Robert Travis Oliver, 58 passed away at home surrounded by his loving wife on April 16, 2020. Meredith was a faithful and dedicated care giver for her husband Travis who had being battling cancer since January. He was born in Berrien County, Georgia on October 5th, 1961 to the late William and Alma Adams Oliver. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister...
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Jerry Dale McManus

February 26, 1943 - April 14, 2020

Jerry McManus 1943-2020 Gastonia – Jerry Dale McManus, 77 passed away on April 14th at his residence with his family by his side. He was born in Gaston County on February 26, 1943 to the late Ruth C. and Thomas Lee McManus, Sr. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Kay Hall McManus; and son, Clinton Scott McManus. Jerry proudly worked as a...
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Frances Hall

February 7, 1938 - April 13, 2020

Frances Hall 1938- 2020 Gastonia – Frances Kate Freeman Hall, 82, passed away peacefully on April 13, 2020. She was born in Newton, NC on February 7, 1938 to the late Mary Burdell Wilson and Grady Leroy Freeman, Sr. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband James "Jim" Thomas Hall, Sr.; and her brother, Grady Leroy Freeman, Jr. Frances loved to be in church...
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Billy Phillips

March 17, 1951 - April 13, 2020

Billy Phillips 1951 – 2020 William (Billy) Lee Phillips, 69, walked through the pearly gates of heaven and kneeled at the feet of our Lord and Savior on April 13, 2020. He was surrounded by his loving family who are sad his presence is no longer here but he is rejoicing in the arms of Jesus, who has erased all of his pain after a courageous battle of lung and bone cancer that he fought...
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Dewey Wayne Frankie McAbee

March 16, 1964 - April 12, 2020

Dewey Wayne McAbee 1964-2020 Crouse – Frankie "Dewey" Wayne McAbee, 56 passed away at home unexpectedly on April 21, 2020. He was born in Gaston County, on March 19, 1964 to Hazel Earley McAbee and the late Johnny Wayne Mcabee. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ernest and Florence Earley, Dewey and Elizabeth McAbee. Dewey enjoyed his time...
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Denise Cline Butler

December 16, 1962 - April 6, 2020

Denise Butler 1962 - 2020 BESSEMER CITY – Charlotte Denise Cline Butler, 57 passed away suddenly on April 6, 2020. Denise was born in Gaston County on December 16, 1962, to Ola Mae Huss Cline and the late Donald Cline. In additional to her father she is preceded in death by her husband of 25 years, Frank Graham Butler, her in laws, Joe and Mary Sisk Butler. She attended Bessemer City...
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Virgil Timothy Sutton

November 21, 1965 - April 5, 2020

Virgil Timothy Sutton 1965-2020 Dallas – Virgil Timothy Sutton, 54 entered into the gloriest city of all – Heaven on Palm Sunday, April 5th, 2020. He was born in Gaston County on November 21, 1965 to the late Norman Virgil Sutton and Amy Lounell Elrod Sutton Horne. He was a graduate of North Gaston High School. As a younger man, Virgil was a crack cocaine addict. But, after accepting...
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Ricky Dean Oates

March 2, 1959 - April 5, 2020

Ricky Oates 1959 - 2020 Gastonia – Ricky Dean Oates, 61 passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, April 5th at his residence. He was born in Maine on March 2, 1959 to the late Monroe Boyce Oates and Jean Alice Starr. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Gaynell and J.W. Starr; Nell Brown and Annie Mae Woods. Ricky enjoyed his time watching sports on...
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Ambrose Lee Hoffman

January 11, 1943 - March 30, 2020

Ambrose Lee Hoffman 1943 – 2020 Clover, SC - Ambrose Lee Hoffman, 77, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 30, 2020 at his home with his loving family by his side. He was born in Dallas, North Carolina on January 11, 1943 and is the son of the late Theodore and Emma Avery Hoffman. Mr. Hoffman is a graduate of Dallas High School. He retired from Westinghouse Corporation, Charlotte...
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Audrey Gaddy Sappenfield

January 31, 1932 - March 24, 2020

Audrey Gaddy Sappenfield, 88, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at Lake Wylie Assisted Living in Lake Wylie, South Carolina. She was born in Jamestown, North Carolina on January 31, 1932 and is the daughter of the late Loy Craig ("L.C.") and Hattie Viola Baldwin Gaddy. Audrey was a graduate of High Point Junior College. She retired as an Inspector for Douglas Aircraft in...
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Elizabeth "Lib" Patterson Rhyne

September 19, 1934 - March 24, 2020

Dallas – Elizabeth "Lib" Patterson Rhyne – 85, passed away on March 24, 2020. She was born in Anderson County, South Carolina on September 19, 1934 to the late Cecil and Blanche Burroughs Patterson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Ronald Clin "Ronnie" Rhyne; sisters, Patricia Bailey and Lessie Patterson. Lib was a member of First Baptist Church,...
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Ray Leonard Clemmer

October 9, 1931 - March 20, 2020

Ray L. Clemmer 1931-2020 Dallas – Ray Leonard Clemmer, 88 passed away March 20, 2020 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was born in Gaston County on October 9, 1931 to the late Roy Q. and Margaret Clark Clemmer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Lois Padgett. Ray was a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church of Dallas, where he served as an...
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Jeffery Ray Phillips

March 27, 1960 - March 14, 2020

Jeffery Ray Phillips 1960-2020 Gastonia - Jeffery Ray Phillips, 59 passed away suddenly on March 14, 2020. He was born in Mecklenburg County on March 27, 1960 to Carol Wofford and the late Jules Phillips. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by the mother of his children, Patricia Goldsmith. Jeff enjoyed his time boating, NASCAR and the Charlotte Panthers. Most...
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Rayma Roberts

October 25, 1963 - March 13, 2020

Rayma Anne Hart Roberts 1963-2020 Gastonia - Rayma Anne Hart Roberts, 56, passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family on Friday, March 13, 2020. She was born in Lexington, Virginia on October 25, 1963 and is the daughter of Raymond Eugene Hart of Rockbridge Bath, Virginia and the late Ruby Anne Ford Hart. Mrs. Roberts was a self employed Interior Decorator and is a member of...
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Faye Marshall Spencer

October 13, 1928 - March 10, 2020

Gastonia – Faye Marshall Spencer – 92, passed away on March 10, 2020 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. She was a native of Cleveland County, born October 13, 1928 to the late Guy and Ava Blalock Marshall. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of almost 63 years, Robert "Bob" Alexander Spencer and her sisters, Betty Austin, Brenda Roberts, and Pauline Cole;...
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Hilda Castro

June 23, 1967 - March 8, 2020

Hilda Castro 1967-2020 Gastonia – Hilda Castro, 52- passed away March 8, 2020 at her residence. She was born in Chiapas, Mexico on June 23, 1967 to the late Manuel Castro and Ester Zanchez. Left to cherish her memories includes her sons, Heraldo Hernandez, Angel Hernandez both of Gastonia and Hector Lopez of Cancu, Mexico; daughters, Gabriela Lopez of Gastonia; Griselda...
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Madina Cloninger

November 12, 1953 - March 7, 2020

Madina Chucci Cloninger 1953- 2020 Dallas - Madina Chucci Cloninger, 66 passed away on March 7, 2020. She was born in Spartanburg County on November 12, 1953 to the late Margaret Brannon and John Joseph Chucci. Madina was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. She retired from Carr Elementary with almost 30 years of dedicated service. She was the first female embalmer in Gaston...
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Leo Foxx

February 2, 1938 - March 7, 2020

Leo Foxx 1938-2020 William Leo Foxx, 82, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at his home with his loving family by his side. Leo was born in Cramerton and is the son of the late Tony and Ollie Rick Foxx. Leo was a graduate of Cramerton High School where he played on the Football, Baseball and Basketball teams. He received his College undergraduate degree from Limestone...
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Frederick P. Morrison

May 17, 1945 - March 6, 2020

Pastor Fred P. Morrison 1945 - 2020 Dallas – Pastor Frederick P. Morrison – 74, joined his Heavenly Father on March 6, 2020 surrounded by his loving family at his residence. He was born in Bangor, Maine on May 17, 1945 to the late George F. and Geraldine Rand Morrison. Left to cherish his memories includes his loving wife of 53 years, Patricia Flack Morrison; son, Frederick David ...
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Patsy Marshall Sellers

September 23, 1947 - March 5, 2020

Patsy Marshall Sellers 1947 - 2020 Gastonia – Patsy Faye Marshall Sellers, 72 passed away March 5, 2020 at Atrium Health- Main in Charlotte surrounded by her family. She was born in Gaston County on September 23, 1947 to the late Hoey Marshall and Beatrice Carpenter Marshall. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Sellers; granddaughter, Lindsay...
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Christopher Hubert Ramseur

July 26, 1966 - March 2, 2020

Chris Ramseur 1966 - 2020 Maiden – Christopher Hubert Ramseur – 53, passed away on March 2nd at Catawba Valley Medical in Hickory surrounded by his loving family. He was born in El Paso, Texas on July 26, 1966 to Margaret Shepherd Ramseur and the late Harold W. Ramseur. He was a loving son, brother and friend to many. Chris loved his family and cherished all the memories that...
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Danny Marshall Beason

September 2, 1949 - March 1, 2020

Danny Beason 1949-2020 Kings Mountain - Danny Marshall Beason, 70, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at his home. Danny was born in Gaston County and is the son of the late Paul Beason, Jr. and Mary Sue Davis Beason. Danny was a graduate of Holbrook High School and was a Realtor with Harrison Realty Company until his retirement. Danny is survived by his wife, Crystal...
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Donna Jane Mitchem Dean

July 15, 1937 - March 1, 2020

Donna Mitchem Dean 1937 - 2020 Gastonia – Donna Jane Mitchem Dean, 82 passed away March 1, 2020 at the Robin Johnson House. She was born in Lincoln County on July 15, 1937 to the late Eva Ethel Mitchem and Edward Lee Smith. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a son Terry Green. Donna retired from Sherrill Industries after many years of dedicated service. She was a...
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Ruby Hudson King

September 18, 1943 - February 29, 2020

Ruby Hudson King 1943 - 2020 Gastonia – Ruby Hudson King, 76 passed away February 29, 2020 . She was born in Georgia on September 18, 1943 to the late Hubert and Lilla Mayo Bond Hudson. Ruby worked at Rauch Industries for over 22 years of dedicated service and also Homelite and later retired from John Deer. Left to cherish her memories includes her husband of...
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Marlene M. Van Tassel

July 15, 1940 - February 26, 2020

Marlene M. Van Tassel 1940 - 2020 Gastonia – Marlene Messick Van Tassel - 79 passed away peacefully on February 26, 2020 surrounded by her family. She was born in Gaston County on July 15, 1940 to the late Nelson J. Messick and Iva Bailey Messick. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Jerry Van Tassel; her sisters, Bobbie Fox, Patsy Moser and Betty...
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Evelyn Jeanette Melton Thomas

May 10, 1937 - February 23, 2020

Evelyn Thomas 1937-2020 Gastonia – Evelyn "Jeanette" Melton Thomas, 82 passed away suddenly on February 23, 2020 at Brian Center Rehabilitation and Health – Gastonia. She was born in Gaston County on May 10, 1937 to the late Charlie and Edith Bustler Melton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Sammy Bunton, brothers, Robert, Fred and Jake...
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Donald "Donnie" Addison Masters

February 22, 1955 - February 22, 2020

Donnie Masters 1955-2020 Gastonia – Donald Addison Masters, 65 crossed over onto Glory on his birthday February 22, 2020 at Brian Center Lincolnton with his loving family by his side. He was born in Gaston County on February 22, 1955 the late Alvin Franklin Masters and Sallie Clark Masters. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son Michael Masters. Donnie was a...
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Pamela Cochrane Brooks

February 24, 1974 - February 21, 2020

Pamela Brooks 1974 - 2020 Gastonia – Pamela Gail Cochrane Brooks - 45, passed away on February 21, 2020 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. She was born in Gaston County on February 24, 1974 to Elizabeth Bryson Glover and Fred Cochrane. Pamela worked at Department of Social Services with 23 years of dedicated service. She loved the sunshine and being by the pool;...
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Sara Brackett Kelly

July 29, 1934 - February 21, 2020

Sara Kelly 1934 - 2020 Gastonia – Sara Brackett Kelly - 85, passed away peacefully on February 21st with her loving family by her side. She was born on July 29, 1934 to the late Ross Otis and Lucy Eldridge Brackett. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, James F. Lastra and Jerome N. Kelly; son, Clifton Jerome Kelly; siblings, Robert, Ross, and Reese...
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Peggy Grindle Lovelace

April 14, 1937 - February 20, 2020

Peggy Lovelace 1937-2020 Gastonia - Peggy Jo Grindle Lovelace, 82, passed away on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. Peggy was born in Gastonia and is the daughter of the late Arnold and Lona Mae Welch Grindle. Peggy was a graduate of Ashley High School and Gaston Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. Peggy was a Nurse for Firestone Textiles for several years...
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Mary Holloway Sanford

December 8, 1943 - February 15, 2020

Mary Sanford 1943 - 2020 Lowell – Mary Joyce Holloway Sanford – 76, passed away at Caldwell UNC Health Care on February 15, 2020. She was born in Cherokee County, NC on December 8, 1943 to the late Fred Herbert and Hazel Groves Holloway. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Charlie "Bud" Holloway and Randy Holloway; special aunt and uncle, Kathleen and...
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Lawrence Swint Smith

July 19, 1956 - February 12, 2020

Lawrence Smith 1956-2020 Kings Mountain, NC - Lawrence Swint Smith, 63, passed away on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was born in Buckhannon, West Virginia and is the son of the late Stewart and Margaret Swint Smith. Mr. Smith was a graduate of Culpeper County High School, Culpeper, Virginia and attended Germanna Community College, Fredericksburg,...
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Tracy Alan Hoyle

May 18, 1963 - February 6, 2020

Gastonia – Tracy Alan Hoyle, 56, formerly of Dallas passed away on February 6, 2020. He was born in Gaston County on May 18, 1963 to Don Hoyle and the late Jane Withers Hoyle. In addition to his mother he was preceded in death by his wife, Misty Garrett Hoyle, his sister Kim Hoyle Hooper, uncles, Earl, Sam and Bill Withers and aunts Mary Ellen Grahl and Jean Withers. Left to...
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Mike Beard

July 17, 1951 - February 6, 2020

Mike Beard 1951-2020 Newton – Billy Michael "Mike" Beard – 68, passed away at his residence on February 6, 2020. He was born in Catawba County on July 17, 1951 to the late Billy Eugene and Joyce Katherine Beard. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Brian Wilson and grandson, Hunter Wilson. Survivors include his loving wife of 39 years, Rita Herman Beard;...
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Christine Ledford Slagle

September 21, 1948 - February 4, 2020

Christine Ledford Slagle, 71, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at her home with her loving family by her side. Christine was born in Murphy, North Carolina and is the daughter of Lorene Payne Ledford and the late Willard Ledford. Christine graduated from Hunter Huss High School and is a member of Grace Baptist Church. She was a former employee of Joel Toggs Company. She...
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Richard Larry Hamorsky

April 16, 1949 - January 31, 2020

Richard Larry Hamorsky 1949-2020 Gastonia – Richard Larry Hamorsky – 70, passed away on January 31st at his residence. He was born in Mecklenburg County on April 16, 1949 to the late Joseph and Ruth Rivers Hamorsky. Left to cherish his memories includes his loving wife of 33 years, Donna Nicholson Hamorsky; sons, Harrison Hamorsky and Richard W. Hamorsky (Kathryn); daughters,...
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Bettie Cashion Hicks

June 26, 1932 - January 30, 2020

Bettie Hicks 1932 - 2020 Gastonia - Bettie Sue Cashion Hicks, 87 passed away at CaroMont Regional Medical Center on January 30, 2020. She was born in Gaston County on June 26, 1932 to the late Clarence "CW" and Julia Wilson Cashion. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Blair "Shorty" Hicks. Left to cherish her memories includes her daughter,...
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Barbara Jean Freeman Harkins

April 7, 1941 - January 29, 2020

Barbara Jean Harkins 1941 - 2020 Gastonia – Barbara Jean Freeman Harkins, 78, passed away peacefully on January 29, 2020 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center with her family by her side. She was born in White County, Georgia on April 7, 1941 to the late Millard Floyd and Annie Mae Allison Freeman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her twin daughters, Tina Jean...
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Annie Frances Furr

January 28, 1936 - January 27, 2020

Frances Furr 1936 - 2020 Gastonia – Annie Frances Furr – 83, passed away peacefully on January 27, 2020 at White Oak Manor in Kings Mountain with her family by her side. She was born in Gaston County on January 28, 1936 to the late Mary and Henry Dunn. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Hawkins. She was a loving wife, mother,...
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Sandra Helms Leaphart

October 26, 1944 - January 27, 2020

Sandra Leaphart 1944 - 2020 Gastonia - Sandra Helms Leaphart, 75, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 27, 2020 at her home with her loving family by her side. She was born in Gastonia on October 26, 1944 and is the daughter of the late Forest "Bud" Helms, Sr. and Dorothy Fish Helms Toney. Sandra is a member of West Franklin Avenue Baptist Church. She loved to read and there was...
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Roseata Burgess Crisp

March 27, 1944 - January 23, 2020

Gastonia Roseata Burgess Crisp, 75, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Stanley Total Living Center, Stanley with her loving family by her side. Roseata was born in Cocke County, Tennessee and is the daughter of the late Dewey and Nannie Fowler Burgess. Roseata attended and was very active in Lowell Church of God. She retired from Pharr Yarns, Inc. after 27 years of...
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Betty Beaver Ratchford

October 22, 1932 - January 22, 2020

Betty Ratchford 1932 - 2020 Dallas – Betty Beaver Ratchford, 87, passed away peacefully on January 22, 2020. She was born in Rowan County on October 25, 1932 to the late Lewis Alexander Beaver and Mary Kathleen Dabbs Beaver. Betty was a compassionate Mom, Maw-Maw, Gammy, Sister, Aunt, and Friend, and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Betty was admired for her...
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Sharon Kay Hammonds

January 16, 1958 - January 20, 2020

Sharon Hammonds 1958 - 2020 Gastonia – Sharon Kay Hammonds, 62 passed away peacefully on January 20, 2020 at her residence with her family by her side. She was born in Gaston County on January 16, 1958 to the late Odell and Bonnie Mae Wilson Hammonds. In addition to her parents; she was preceded in death by grandmother, Emma Worley, brothers, Odell, Jr., Otis, William and Tommy. ...
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Sibyl Yelton Williamson

February 3, 1937 - January 20, 2020

Sibyl Yelton Williamson 1937 – 2020 Alexis – Sibyl Yelton Williamson - 82, formerly of Alexis passed away peacefully on January 20, 2020 at her residence in Belmont surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Lincolnton on February 3, 1937 to the late Alvin Beavers and Bessie Hartman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Richard...
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Walter Theodore Savage, Jr.

December 12, 1927 - January 19, 2020

Walter Savage, Jr. 1927 - 2020 Lowell - Walter Theodore Savage, Jr., 92, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 19, 2020. He was born in McAdenville and was the son of the late Walter Theodore Savage, Sr. and Lula Harris Savage. Walter was a veteran of the United States Navy serving during World War II and participated in the Normandy Invasion. He was a member of West Cramerton...
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Teresa Haney Hardin

July 17, 1961 - January 17, 2020

Teresa Haney Hardin 1961-2020 Dallas - Teresa Haney Hardin, 58, passed away peacefully on January 17, at the Robin Johnson House. She was born July 17, 1961 to the late David L. Haney and Shirley Elizabeth Frisby Haney. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Ron Hardin, her brother, Tony Haney, her sisters, Carolyn Gail Haney and Tammy Renee Haney. She was...
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Ellen Rae Trowbridge Dale

September 28, 1928 - January 17, 2020

Ellen Dale 1928 - 2020 Gastonia – Ellen Rae Trowbridge Dale - 91, passed away peacefully on January 17, 2020 at Robin Johnson House with her family by her side. She was born in Concordia, Kansas on September 28, 1928 to the late Ray and Lottie Wait Trowbridge. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Reverend Dr. Ralph Russell...
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John Thomas Kendrick

January 8, 1966 - January 15, 2020

John Kendrick 1966-2020 Gastonia – John Thomas Kendrick, 54 passed away January 15, 2020 at his residence. He was a native of Gaston County, born January 8, 1966 to W.G. Robbins and the late Hazel Kendrick Gwinn He worked in Auto Parts manufacturing. Left to cherish his memories includes his son, Jonathan Thomas (Cherish) Kendrick of Georgia; sisters Karen Mason, Angela Newsome and...
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Leonard Smith

January 17, 1932 - January 15, 2020

Leonard Smith 1932-2020 Dallas – Leonard Carlton Smith, 87, passed away peacefully January 15, 2020 at the Robin Johnson House surrounded by loved ones. He was born in Gaston County on January 17, 1932 to the late John D. and Dicie Huggins Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Belinda "Lynne" Sizemore. Leonard was a member of Salem Baptist...
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Larry Fowler

February 20, 1949 - January 15, 2020

Gastonia – Larry William Dean Fowler, 70 passed away following a long battle with a lung disease on January 15, 2020 at Accordius Health Care. He was born in Athens, Georgia on February 20, 1949 to the late William Curtis Fowler and Mary Loudell Sorrow Fowler. Left to cherish his memory includes his daughters, Kimberly Fowler Thomas and children, Victoria Thomas and Mallory Thomason,...
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William "Billy" Lawrence Jackson

May 25, 1946 - January 14, 2020

Bill Jackson 1946-2020 Gastonia – William Lawrence "Billy" Jackson, 73 passed away suddenly on January 14, 2020 at his residence. He was born in New York City on May 25, 1946 to the late Kadell and Josephine Rosatti Jackson. Bill was a 1964 graduate of Harding High School. He retired as Postmaster with over 40 years of dedicated service with the Dallas Post Office. He was a member...
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Paul Edward Cook, Sr.

May 2, 1936 - January 13, 2020

Paul Cook, Sr. 1936-2020 Fort Mill, SC – Paul Edward Cook Sr., 83 passed away on January 13, 2020 at the Pavillion of Brightmore - Charlotte. He was born in Gaston County on May 2, 1936 to the late Joe A. and Dessie Lee Ramsey Cook. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Joe L. Cook and granddaughter, Brittany Cook. Paul was a veteran of the Korean...
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James C. Adams

September 15, 1950 - January 11, 2020

James C. Adams 1950-2020 Maiden – James Clifton Adams, 69, passed away peacefully at Catawba Valley Medical Center- Hickory on January 11, 2020. He was born in Gaston County on September 15, 1950 to the late Thelma Shoats and Helen Louise Adams. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Joseph Adams. James was a veteran of the US Army where he served...
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Barry "Bear" Barker

August 17, 1969 - January 11, 2020

Barry "Conan" Barker 1969-2020 McAdenville – Barry Dean "Bear" Conan Barker, 50 passed away January 11, 2020 at his residence with his loving family by his side. He was born in Columbia, SC on August 17, 1969 to Rita Helton Barker and the late Coburn Keith Barker. He attended the Cramerton Temple of God Church. He was a wonderful artist and enjoyed spending time with his family....
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Louise Weaise McLaughlin

December 8, 1940 - January 10, 2020

Louise W. McLaughlin 1940 - 2020 Burnsville, NC – Louise Weaise McLaughlin, 79, formerly of Charlotte, passed away on January 10, 2020 at Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC. She is survived by her children, Teresa Raman (Johnny), Rodney McLaughlin, William McLaughlin (Tabatha) and Jennifer Brunner (Charles); 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by...
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Joe Robert Dawson

October 26, 1932 - January 9, 2020

Joe Dawson 1932-2020 Gastonia – Joe Robert Dawson, 87 passed away peacefully on January 9, 2020 at Belaire Health Care Center. He was born in Danville, Virginia on October 26, 1932 to the late William Hendly and Homie Talbert Dawson. Joe attended Virginia School for the Deaf and played football. Joe was an avid Washington Redskins fan and always supported his Virginia teams. He...
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Wayne McKinney

July 17, 1944 - January 7, 2020

Wayne McKinney 1944 - 2020 Maiden - Wayne McKinney - passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at Catawba Valley Medical Center after a period of declining health. Born July 17, 1944 in Mitchell County, he was the son of Delphia McKinney. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Maiden. Wayne was a Sergeant in the US Army who served in Vietnam. He was also an avid coin...
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Robert "Bobby" Earl Denton

April 8, 1944 - January 4, 2020

Bobby Denton 1944 - 2020 Gastonia – Robert Earl "Bobby" Denton, 75, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 4th at CaroMont Regional Medical Center with his loving family by his side. He was born in Gaston County on April 8, 1944 to the late Clyde Denton, Sr. and Dorothy Elizabeth Beaty Denton. Bobby retired with over 24 years of dedicated service at Frito Lay...
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Glenn Allen Harris

July 7, 1954 - January 3, 2020

Glenn Harris 1954-2020 Glenn Allen Harris, 65, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 3, 2020 at his home with his loving family by his side. Glenn was born in Richlands, Virginia and was the son of the late Cleaster Harris, Sr. and Una Stinson Harris. Glenn retired from Owens-Illinois after 23 years and then joined the Trust Department of BB&T for 15 years. He was a graduate of...
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Jewell Parker Wall

June 10, 1928 - January 3, 2020

Jewell Parker Wall 1928 - 2020 Gastonia – Jewell Parker Wall, 91passed away peacefully on January 3, 2020 at Alexandria Place. She was born in Gaston County on June 10, 1928 to the late William Henry Parker and Rebecca Stroupe Parker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Carl Horace Wall, Sr.; her children, Donnie, Jerry, Carl Jr.,...
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Norman McCoy

March 10, 1962 - January 3, 2020

Norman Lynn McCoy 1962-2020 Bessemer City – Norman Lynn McCoy, 57, passed away on January 3, 2020 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was born in Gaston County on March 10, 1962 to the late Earl Ray McCoy and Hazel Helms McCoy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Charles Pete McCoy and John Adams, Jr. Left to cherish his memories includes his...
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Frances Jane Carter

July 17, 1943 - January 3, 2020

Frances Jane Carter 1943 - 2020 Gastonia – Frances Jane Ervin Carter, 76 passed away peacefully on January 3, 2020 at Robin Johnson Hospice House with her family by her side. She was born in Gaston County, on July 17, 1943 to the late Carl N. and Leona J. Ervin In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband James Robert (Bob) Carter, son James Eric Carter, daughter...
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Kevin Gilreath

July 30, 1963 - January 2, 2020

Kevin Gilreath 1963 - 2020 Kings Mountain – Ronald Kevin Gilreath – 56, passed away on January 2nd at Atrium Health – Kings Mountain with his loving family by his side. Kevin was born in Gaston on July 30, 1963 to the late Ronald David and Carol Stephens Gilreath. He loved to cook and fish. He was an avid history buff and civil war re-enactor. Kevin retired as a Police Captain from...
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William Dale Shelton

April 1, 1964 - January 2, 2020

Dale Shelton 1964-2020 Stanley – William Dale Shelton, 55 passed away peacefully with his family by his side on January 2, 2020 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was born in Mecklenburg County on April 1, 1964 to the late Howard William Shelton and Rebecca Ann Foster. Dale worked in tree services most of his life. He was a loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather. He...
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Ken Price

June 1, 1937 - January 2, 2020

Ken Price 1937 - 2020 Gastonia – Kenneth "Ken" Herrin Price - 82, passed away peacefully on January 2nd at the Robin Johnson House. He was born in Gaston County on June 1, 1937 to the late Spurgeon and Effie Baker Price. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, "Mancy" Holland Price; and all his brothers and sisters. Ken loved his family and...
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Donnie Eugene Smith

January 2, 1952 - January 1, 2020

Donnie E Smith 1952-2020 Gastonia – Donnie Eugene Smith, 67 passed away suddenly on January 1, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Gaston County on January 2, 1952 to the late James Clifford Smith and Betty Haney Smith. Donnie was co-owner with Marshall Reeder with the Chicken Boat and Little Mountain Motors for many years. He enjoyed camping, old cars and spending time with his...
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Lacy Herring, Jr.

June 18, 1939 - December 29, 2019

Lacy Herring, Jr. 1939-2019 Dallas – Lacy Herring, Jr., 80 passed away on December 29, 2019 at the Brian Center – Gastonia. He was born in Gaston County on June 18, 1939 to the late Lacy Herring and Mary Morrow. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wives, Ruby Davis Herring and Ina Faye Norris Herring. Lacy was a lifelong member of Gaston Baptist Church. Lacy...
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Lynne N. Hughes

May 15, 1963 - December 23, 2019

Lynne N. Hughes 1963 - 2019 Gastonia – Lynne Ellis Norris Hughes, 56, passed away unexpectedly on December 23, 2019. She was born in Gaston County on May 15, 1963 to Rachel Ellis Norris and the late James R. Norris. Lynne was a loving mother and "NeNe" to her grandchildren. She was the most caring and giving person who will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her! Left...
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Michael D. Merritt

July 6, 1964 - December 23, 2019

Rev. Michael D. Merritt 1964 - 2019 Gastonia - Reverend Michael Dwayne Merritt, 55 went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at 8:57 a.m. December 23, 2019 after a long fight with cancer at Atrium Health –Main, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Gaston County on July 6, 1964 to the late Otis and Bobbie Sue Becton Merritt. In addition to his parents, he was...
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Cathy T. Stephens

March 16, 1953 - December 23, 2019

Cathy Stephens 1953-2019 Gastonia - Cathy Terry Stephens, 66, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 23, 2019 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center with her loving family by her side. Cathy was born in Gastonia on March 16, 1953 and was the daughter of the late Doc and Hilda Fore Terry. Cathy was employed for many years as a Customer Service Representative with A.B. Carter, Inc. She...
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Marjorie Lee Williams Dodd

September 21, 1934 - December 21, 2019

Marjorie Williams Dodd 1934 - 2019 Gastonia – Marjorie Lee Williams Dodd, 85 passed away peacefully on December 21, 2019 at Courtland Terrace with her family by her side. Marjorie was employed for 15 years at Gaston Memorial /CaroMont Regional Medical Center. She was born in Fries, Virginia on September 21, 1934 to the late Curtis Bennett Williams and Maggie Vaughn Williams. In...
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Douglas "Doug" Wayne Skipper

June 9, 1953 - December 19, 2019

Doug Skipper 1953-2019 Gastonia - Douglas Wayne Skipper, 66, passed away suddenly on December 19, 2019 at his residence. He was born in Gaston County on June 9, 1953 to the late Charles Douglas Skipper and Hazel Purser Arthurs. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Donna Michaels and Karen Carpenter. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Left to cherish...
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Joe B. Neal

December 21, 1933 - December 17, 2019

Joe B. Neal 1933 - 2019 Stanley – Joe Berry Neal, 85, passed away peacefully on December 17, 2019 at Stanley Total Living Center with his loving family by his side. He was born in Lincoln County on December 21, 1933 to the late Green Berry and Florence Rachel Leonhardt Neal. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wives, Joy Patricia Dedmond and Brenda Lee Houston...
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John "Jody" Irving Lewis II

October 5, 1959 - December 14, 2019

Jody Lewis 1959-2019 Bessemer City- John Irving "Jody" Lewis, II, 60 went home to be with his Lord on December 14, 2019 at UMAR, Powell Home, Gastonia, NC He was born on October 5, 1959 in Spartanburg County, South Carolina to the late John Irving Lewis, Sr. and Catherine Brannon Lewis. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law, Beverly and...
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