Celebrity Obituaries

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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James Windell Doyle

January 2, 1944 - May 21, 2021

Windell Doyle 1944 - 2021 Lincolnton – James Windell Doyle, 77, passed away on May 21, 2021 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was born in Conway, South Carolina on January 2, 1944 to the late Archie and Margaret Doyle. In addition to his parents he is also preceded in death by a grandson Baby Paul Culton. Windell retired from the U.S. Navy serving over 20 years. He later retired...
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Steven R. Coleman

April 16, 1956 - May 19, 2021

Steven R Coleman 1956- 2021 Dallas – Steven Randolph Coleman, 65, passed away on May 19, 2021, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was born in Gaston County on April 16, 1956. He is preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Tressie Palmer. Steve was a life time member of Bethlehem/City Church and was presently a member at Providence ARP Church. Steve worked at the Gaston...
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Shirley Cloninger Edison

November 25, 1946 - May 18, 2021

Shirley Cloninger Edison 1946 - 2021 Dallas – Shirley Christine Cloninger Edison, 74, passed away peacefully on May 18, 2021, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. She was born in Gaston County on November 25, 1946, to the late Earl and Helen Thornburg Cloninger. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers-in-law, Robert Heavner, and Stephen Green. Shirley...
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Ernie Terry

July 1, 1956 - May 15, 2021

Ernest "Ernie" Harold Terry 1956 - 2021 Gastonia – Ernest "Ernie" Harold Terry, 64, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 15, 2021, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was born in Gaston County on July 1, 1956, to Jeanette Slagle Terry and the late Hillard Ernest Terry. Ernie retired from Firestone with over 27 years of dedicated service. He attended North...
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Brenda Gail Pearson

December 2, 1941 - May 14, 2021

Gastonia – Brenda Gail Pearson, 79, passed away peacefully on May 14, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Lincolnton, North Carolina, on December 2, 1941, to the late Howard and Edna Barker. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother, James Calvin Barker. Brenda was a dedicated member of Grace Baptist Church and spent her career as...
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Larry Reeves Thomasson

November 10, 1935 - May 14, 2021

Larry Thomasson 1935 - 2021 Lowell – Larry Reeves Thomasson, 85, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 14th at the Robin Johnson House. He was born in Gaston County on November 10, 1935 to the late Edna Marynette Thomasson In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his step-father, Vernon Mathis and by his loving wife of 49 years, Jean Biddix...
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Sherry Lynn Galloway Essary

November 27, 1960 - May 5, 2021

Sherry Essary 1960 - 2021 Gastonia – Sherry Galloway Essary, 60, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle of cancer on May 5, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Towns County, Georgia on November 27, 1960 to the June Reece Galloway and the late Harold Killian Galloway. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her brother, Kenneth Todd Galloway;...
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Mike Muterspaw

September 8, 1941 - May 5, 2021

Mike Muterspaw 1941 – 2021 Gastonia - Mike Muterspaw- formerly of Xenia, OH went home to be with the Lord on May 5, 2021. Mike was born on September 8, 1941, in Xenia, Ohio to Roy and Becky Muterspaw. He was a well-known basketball player (guard) in high school in Xenia and went to Ohio Northern on a basketball scholarship. Mike was a math major and worked in the computer IT field for...
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Donita Rochelle Huffman

February 18, 1965 - May 1, 2021

Donita Rochelle Huffman, 56, passed away on Saturday, May 1, 2021 with her beloved daughter by her side. She was born in Valdese, North Carolina on February 18, 1965 and is the daughter of Dewey Lester Huffman and the late Phyllis Thornburg Huffman. Donita was the former Secretary for A.M.E. Exterminating Company. She never met a stranger. She was a loving daughter, mother, sister and...
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Linda Warwick Jolly

August 25, 1941 - April 28, 2021

Linda Warwick Jolly, 79, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at her home with her loving family by her side. Linda was born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina on August 25, 1941 and is the daughter of the late John Robinson Warwick and Emma Wytch Regan Warwick. Linda's stories and her sense of humor will be missed by her many friends and family. She loved hummingbirds and...
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Stephen Lanan Fewell

May 22, 1969 - April 27, 2021

Stephen Lanan Fewell 1969 - 2021 Gastonia- Stephen Lanan Fewell, 51 went home to be with his Lord and Savior on April 27, 2021, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was born in Gaston County on May 22, 1969, to the late Ervin and Collesta Jeanette Black Fewell. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brothers Michael Fewell, Clifton Black, and Robert Black, in...
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Judith "Judy" Clark Rhyne

July 24, 1943 - April 26, 2021

Judith Clark Rhyne 1943 - 2021 Gastonia – Judith Ann Clark Rhyne, 77, passed away on April 26, 2021at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. She was born in Gaston County on July 24, 1943 to the late Floyd and Grace Lewis Clark. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Jerry Stewart Rhyne and a sister, Kaye Fulbright. Judy retired as a special need...
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Dennis Alton Best

January 14, 1953 - April 26, 2021

Dennis Best 1953 – 2021 Dallas – Dennis Alton Best, 68, passed away peacefully on April 26th at the Robin Johnson House. He was born in Gaston County on January 14, 1953, to the late Java May Best and Giles Lester Best, Jr. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his infant brother, Reginald Kevin Best; grandparents, Jessie H. and Giles L. Best, Sr.; Katie Samuels May...
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Donald Eugene Laye

November 28, 1962 - April 24, 2021

Donald E Laye 1962 - 2021 Kings Mt., - Donald Eugene Laye, 58 passed away on April 24, 2021 at Atruim, Cleveland. He was born in Lincoln County on November 28, 1962 to the late Charlie Ray and Minnie Mabel Houser Laye. In addition to his parents he is also preceded in death by a brother, Jerry and a sister Bobbie. Donald enjoyed fishing, hunting, hiking and being outside. He worked in...
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Ricky Lee Poole

July 31, 1966 - April 24, 2021

Ricky Lee Poole 1966 - 2021 Gastonia – Ricky Lee Poole, 54, passed away suddenly on April 24, 2021 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was born in Gaston County on July 31, 1966 to Joseph Lee Poole and Susan Clayton Poole. Ricky is preceded in death by his brother Jody Poole. Ricky worked at Speedwell for almost 10 years as a machinist. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and cutting...
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Doris Froneberger Gore

June 26, 1934 - April 24, 2021

Doris Gore 1934-2021 GASTOINIA - Doris Froneberger Gore, 86, of Gastonia, passed away on April 24, 2021, at Robin Johnson House, Dallas, NC, and entered into the presence of her Heavenly Father. Doris was born June 26, 1934, in Gaston County, Gastonia, NC, the daughter of the late David Loy and Maebelle (Rhyne) Froneberger. In addition to her parents, Doris was preceded in death by her son,...
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Danny Eugene Kinard

March 30, 1953 - April 21, 2021

Danny Eugene Kinard 1953 -2021 Gastonia – Danny Eugene Kinard, 68 passed away after a hard-fought battle with cancer on April 21, 2021 at Novant Health – Presbyterian Medical Center. Danny was born on March 30, 1953, to the late James and Marjorie Kinard in Charlotte, NC. Danny was preceded in death by his father, mother, and sisters, Cindy Davis and Kim Kinard. He was retired from...
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Jerry Wayne Boggs

October 3, 1954 - April 21, 2021

Jerry Wayne Boggs 1954 - 2021 Newton - Jerry Wayne Boggs, 66, passed away Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at Carolina Caring. He was born in Catawba County on October 3, 1954. Jerry was the son of the late Leroy and Wilma Sigmon Boggs. After graduation from Maiden High School in 1972, Jerry was a telecommunicator for the North Carolina State Highway Patrol for 14 years. He then began work...
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Diann Stegall Holland

August 8, 1957 - April 21, 2021

Diann Stegall Holland 1957 - 2021 Gastonia – Diann Stegall Holland, 63, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on April 21, 2021 at her daughter's residence in Dallas. She was born in Union County on August 8, 1957 to the late Ben and Doris Griffin Stegall. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, David and Jim Stegall, and her fur babies, Gracie and Abbey...
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Kevin Lee Cribb

September 9, 1999 - April 19, 2021

Kevin Lee Cribb 1999 - 2021 Iron Station – Kevin Lee Cribb, 21, passed away tragically on April 19, 2021, in Kansas. Kevin was born in Gaston County on September 9, 1999, to Shannon Cribb and Amanda Martens Cribb. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Millie Roberts Cribb. He was a graduate of East Lincoln High School; where he took great pride serving on the yearbook staff....
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Judith W. Bain

August 27, 1944 - April 19, 2021

Judith W. Bain 1944 -2021 Belmont - Judith Winterson Bain, 76, went home to be with her Lord on April 19th at the Robin Johnson Hospice House surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Gaston County on August 27, 1944, to the late William Gassaway Winterson and Catherine Ball Winterson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 54 years, Garry...
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Joann Long Winters

July 24, 1934 - April 15, 2021

Joann Long Winters, 86, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 15, 2021, at Brookdale at Robinwood, Gastonia with her loving family by her side. She was born in Indiana, Pennsylvania on July 24, 1934, and is the daughter of the late Earl and Helen Long. Joann was an employee of School Specialities in Belmont for many years. Her passions in life were her love of her family, husband, son,...
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Ralph Gregory Wilson

February 21, 1962 - April 15, 2021

Ralph Gregory Wilson 1962 - 2021 Gastonia – Ralph Gregory Wilson, 59, passed away on April 15, 2021. He was born in Gaston County on February 21, 1962, to Ralph George Wilson and Shirley Stiles Wilson. Ralph spent his career as a truck driver for many years. Left to cherish his memories includes his parents and many special friends. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m....
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Larry "Poss" Garrett

August 7, 1938 - April 13, 2021

Larry "Poss" Garrett 1938 - 2021 Charlotte - Larry "Poss" Garrett, 82, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at Levine and Dickson Hospice House, Huntersville with his loving family by his side. Larry was born in Gaston County on August 7, 1938, and is the son of the late Bertram and Mae Rayfield Garrett. Larry grew up in Belmont and was the oldest of 9 children. He was a...
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Jerry B O'Donoghue

March 13, 1952 - April 8, 2021

Jerry Bruce O'Donoghue 1952 - 2021 Dallas – Jerry Bruce O'Donoghue, 69, passed away on April 8, 2021 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was born in Gaston County on March 13, 1952 to the late Lloyd and Audrey O'Donoghue. Jerry was a member of Gaston Baptist Church. Jerry was a dedicated paramedic for more than twenty years. He also worked in textiles and at Wal-Mart. He was a...
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Myron William Gallogly

April 25, 1940 - April 6, 2021

Myron W. Gallogly 1940 - 2021 Gastonia- Myron William Gallogly, 80, passed away on April 6, 2021, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was born in Grove City, Pennsylvania on April 25, 1940, to the late Dennis Leroy and Eva Forsythe Gallogly. Mr. Gallogly was also preceded in death by a stepson, Kevin Bruce. Myron was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Gastonia. He...
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Nelson Ervin

October 26, 1947 - April 6, 2021

Nelson Ervin 1947 - 2021 Gastonia – Brady Nelson Ervin, 73, passed away on April 7, 2021 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was born in Gaston County on October 26, 1947 to the late Carl and Leona Johnson Ervin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of over 30 years, who died in 1999, Joyce Paxton Ervin, his sister, Jane Carter and a brother Stan Ervin....
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Kader "Roy" Ramsey III

September 19, 1966 - April 4, 2021

Roy Ramsey 1966-2021 Gastonia - Kader Roy Ramsey III, 54, passed away on Sunday, April 4, 2021 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. Roy was born in Rockingham, North Carolina on September 19, 1966 and is the son of Kader Roy Ramsey, Jr. and Margaret Patterson Ramsey. Roy attended Hargrave Military Academy, graduated from Hunter Huss High School, graduate of Gaston College and Gardner-Webb...
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Shirley Wooten Philbeck

January 17, 1948 - April 2, 2021

Shirley Wooten Philbeck 1948 - 2021 Dallas – Shirley Wooten Philbeck, 73, passed away on April 2, 2021 at CMC-Main, Charlotte. She was born in Gaston County on January 17, 1948 to the late James Wooten. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husbands, Luther Perkins and Ellis Philbeck. She retired from textiles. Shirley was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. ...
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Robert Stephens

September 13, 1947 - March 31, 2021

Robert Stephens 1947- 2021 Gastonia - Robert Stephens, 73, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was born in Easley, South Carolina and is the son of the late Claude and Grace Stephens. Robert is a member of Robinson Memorial Presbyterian Church, Gastonia and he retired from Nitta Corporation of America. He was very involved...
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Alvin Kendrick Robinson

December 18, 1926 - March 31, 2021

Gastonia Alvin Kendrick Robinson, 94, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 with his loving family by his side. He was born in Gastonia on December 18, 1926 and is the son of the late Amos Kelly and Maggie Mae Kendrick Robinson and was lovingly raised by his aunt and uncle, Frank and Ethel Lineberger. Alvin grew up on the family farm on Union Road and as a young man...
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Renard Lance Haywood

June 28, 1957 - March 30, 2021

Renard Lance Haywood 1957 - 2021 Renard Lance Haywood was born June 28th, 1957 in Manhattan, NY at Lenox Hill Hospital. The 3rd son of Rommie & Rosa Lee Haywood, Renard grew up attending the public schools of Queens County and later attended college at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Renard was taught and learned of the goodness of God at a very young age by his parents and was baptized,...
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Kelton "Kelly" Elbert Pennington II

October 27, 1961 - March 30, 2021

Kelton E. "Kelly" Pennington, II 1961 - 2021 Charlotte – Kelton Elbert "Kelly" Pennington, II, 59, passed away on Thursday, March 30, 2021, at his residence. He was born in Russell, Kentucky on October 27, 1961, to Betty Jarrell Pennington and the late Kelton Elbert Pennington. In addition to his father, he is also preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Virginia Pennington, and step-father...
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Donovan Karl Dunsmoor

June 6, 1998 - March 30, 2021

Donovan Karl Dunsmoor 1998-2021 Gastonia - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Donovan Karl Dunsmoor, age 22, at the CaroMont Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, as a result of Covid 19. Donovan was born on the 6th of June, 1998 in Syracuse, New York to Bernice K. Dunsmoor and Roy E. Parkhurst, III. He was a 2016 graduate of Hunter...
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Pat Jenkins Propst

November 18, 1944 - March 30, 2021

Patricia Ann Jenkins Propst 1944 - 2021 Dallas – Patricia Ann Jenkins Propst, 76, entered into heaven on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at Robin Johnson House with her loving family by her side. Pat was born at her family's residence in Dallas and was the daughter of the late Mack B. and Edna Whitlock Jenkins. In addition to her parents Pat was preceded in death by her three sisters, Jean...
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Joe Rhyne Friday

August 2, 1928 - March 29, 2021

Joe Friday 1928 - 2021 Dallas – Joe Rhyne Friday, 92, passed away peacefully on March 29, 2021 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was born in Gaston County on August 2, 1928 to the late Julius B. and Flo Rhyne Friday. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 50 years, Faye Walker Friday; and his siblings, Hugh, Earl, Bryan Friday, Mae Bentley,...
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Florence Taylor Windsor

August 26, 1936 - March 28, 2021

Florence Taylor Windsor 1936 - 2021 Gastonia – Florence Elizabeth Taylor Windsor, 84 went home to be with her Lord and Savior on March 28, 2021 at her residence. She was born in Maryland on August 26, 1936 to the late Ben and Mary Taylor. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her loving husband, Alton C. Windsor, Sr; brother Jimmy Taylor and sisters, Mary Synder and...
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Peggy Potts Campbell

September 25, 1932 - March 24, 2021

Peggy Potts Campbell 1932 - 2021 Dallas – Peggy Joyce Potts Campbell, 88, passed away peacefully on March 24, 2021 at her residence with her loving family by her side. She was born in Hartford, Connecticut on September 25, 1932. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Edward G Campbell and a son Eddie Campbell, siblings Herman and Edith. Peggy retired from Parkdale Mills...
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Ricky Edmonds

February 18, 1958 - March 23, 2021

Ricky C. Edmonds 1958-2021 Gastonia – Ricky C. Edmonds, 63 passed away peacefully on March 23, 2021 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center with his loving family by his side. He was born in Grier, South Carolina to J.C. Edmonds and the late Molly Cagle Edmonds. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 34 years, Rosalina Gordon Edmonds; son, Scotty Kyle Edmonds;...
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JoAnn Davidson Jenkins

October 30, 1935 - March 22, 2021

Gastonia – JoAnn Davidson Jenkins, 85, passed away on March 22, 2021 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center with her loving family by her side. She was born in Rock Hill, South Carolina on October 30, 1935 to the late Otis Clayton and Etta Ford Davidson. In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by her husband James Donald Jenkins, Sr.; brothers, Don and Dean Davidson, sister...
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Norma Pennell Cochran

August 14, 1938 - March 21, 2021

Norma Pennell Cochran 1938 - 2021 Gastonia – Norma Pennell Cochran, 82, passed away on March 21, 2021 at her residence with her loving family by her side. She was born in Gaston County on August 14, 1938 to the late Bill and Bonnie Hance Pennell. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her beloved daughter Cathy Cochran Bumgardner; her brother Archie Pennell and a sister...
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Warren Anthony McLeod

August 17, 1938 - March 18, 2021

Warren Anthony McLeod 1938 - 2021 Gastonia- Warren Anthony McLeod, 82, passed away on March 18, 2021 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was born in Middlesex County, New Jersey on August 17, 1938 to the late Neil smith McLeod and Hazel Bell Donichy McLeod. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a son Craig Brent McLeod. Warren was a retired truck driver, driving...
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Douglas "Doug" Christopher Hawkins

September 22, 1968 - March 17, 2021

Doug Hawkins 1968 - 2021 Bessemer City – Douglas Christopher Hawkins, 52 passed away on March 17, 2021 at Atrium- Cabarrus, Concord. He was born in Gaston County on September 22, 1968 to the late Lewis Hawkins and Christine Devine Hawkins. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a brother Perry Hawkins, who was hit by a car at the beach when he was 5 years old. Doug was...
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Dean Jones

November 12, 1934 - March 16, 2021

Dean Jones 1934 - 2021 Dallas – Carroll Dean Jones 86, passed away on March 16, 2021, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center He was born in Gaston County on November 12, 1934, to the late James Mack Jones and Bernice Brown Jones. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother James Mack Jones, Jr. Dean was a member of Long Creek Baptist Church. Dean was the owner &...
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Charlet "Sherry" Hustis

January 18, 1946 - March 16, 2021

Charlet "Sherry" Hustis 1946 - 2021 Bessemer City - Charlet "Sherry" Vernon Hodges Hustis, 75, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation of Gastonia. She was born in Christiansburg, Virginia on January 18, 1946 and is the daughter of the late Charles and Ester Hodges. "Sherry" was a loving daughter, mother and grandmother and will be truly...
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Jill Jackson Francis

June 18, 1946 - March 15, 2021

Jill Jackson Francis 1946 - 2021 Gastonia – Beverly Jill Jackson Francis, 74 went home to be with her Lord and Savior on March 15, 2021, at her residence with her loving family by her side. She was born in Gaston County on June 18, 1946, to the late Clyde and Earline Burnham Jackson. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her loving husband of almost 30 years, Roger...
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Joe Howard Smith

January 30, 1952 - March 12, 2021

Joe Smith 1952 - 2021 Joe Howard Smith, age 69, passed away March 12, 2021, at Robin Johnson Hospice House, 5005 Shepards Way Dr, Dallas, NC 28034. Born January 30, 1952, Joe was a husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many. A Gastonia resident, our beloved Joe will be missed by all. Remembered in our hearts, Joe's vibrant smile and laughter are with us always. To honor Joe Howard Smith...
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Dawn Bradshaw Martin

November 22, 1962 - March 11, 2021

Dawn Bradshaw Martin 1962-2021 Bessemer City – Dawn Bradshaw Martin, 58 passed away peacefully on March 11, 2021 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. She was born in Gaston County on October 22, 1962 to the late Vernon W. Bradshaw and Cynthia Boyd Bradshaw Fletcher. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her step father, Howard Michael Fletcher, twin brother, Dusty...
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Dolly Patterson Hiott

November 14, 1975 - March 10, 2021

Dolly Patterson Hiott 1975 - 2021 Bessemer City – Dolly Patterson Hiott, 45 passed away peacefully at her home on March 10, 2021. She was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on November 14, 1975 to the late J. B. Patterson and Thelma Mae Pruitt Patterson. Dolly enjoyed working in banking most of her life; she also enjoyed serving in nursing and teaching. She was a loving wife, mother and...
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Karen McQuage Queen

March 10, 1950 - March 10, 2021

Karen McQuage Queen 1950-2021 Karen McQuage Queen, of Gastonia, NC, went home to be with the Lord on March 10, 2021. She was born on March 10, 1950. She is a twin daughter of the late James and Elizabeth McQuage. Left to cherish her memories are; three sons, Larry and Matthew Brock, and Scott Queen (Tina); daughter Stephanie Hamilton (Stuart); her twin sister Kathy Cochran (Danny);...
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Gary Eugene Queen

October 6, 1950 - March 8, 2021

Gary E. Queen 1950-2021 Gastonia - Gary Eugene Queen, 70, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 8, 2021 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was born on October 6, 1950 in Gaston County to the late Joe Doc Queen and Mamie Bryson Queen. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his siblings, Willis, J.T., Blanche, Laura Belle, Ed, Ray and Bedford. Two days after...
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Vicki R. Cloninger

June 29, 1954 - March 6, 2021

Vicki R Cloninger 1954-2021 Dallas, NC – Vicki Ratchford Cloninger, 66, formerly of Dallas, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at her residence with her loving family by her side. Vicki was born and raised in Dallas, NC and was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Vicki enjoyed attending Bethlehem Church with her father Ken and sister Roxann. She was a very loving and...
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Kenneth Ray McGee, Sr.

September 13, 1952 - March 3, 2021

Kenneth Ray McGee, Sr. 1952 - 2021 Gastonia – Kenneth Ray McGee, Sr., 68, went to be with our Lord on March 3, 2021, at his residence with his loving family by his side. He was born in Gaston County on September 13, 1952, to the late John Ray McGee and Betty Truelove McGee. Kenneth worked in the textile industry for most of his life. In his later years, he became a long-haul truck...
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Donald Eugene Thomas

December 10, 1960 - March 3, 2021

Donald Thomas 1960 - 2021 Donald Eugene Thomas, 60, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 with his loving family by his side. Donald was born in Gastonia on December 10, 1960 and is the son of Brenda Railey Hawkins and the late Earl William Thomas. Donald was a loving son, brother and a friend to so many. He will truly be missed. Donald is survived by his mother...
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Junius Edison Ward III

May 22, 1979 - February 26, 2021

Junius Edison Ward, III 1979- 2021 York, SC – Junius Edison Ward, III, 41 passed away on February 26, 2021. He was born in Davidson County, North Carolina on May 22, 1979, to Junius Edison "Eddie" Ward Jr., and Nancy Faye Watts. Junius enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family and friends; especially his son, he adored his son most of all. He attended Independent Baptist...
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Kelly Dawn Huskins

February 17, 1970 - February 25, 2021

Kelly Dawn Huskins 1970 - 2021 Gastonia – Kelly Dawn Huskins, 51, passed away on February 25, 2021, at her residence. She was born in Gaston County on February 17, 1970 to James "Jim" Kiser and her late mother Linda Goodson Kiser. In addition to her father those left to cherish her memories is her husband Kevin Huskins; her two sons, James Kaleb Huskins and his fiancé Stefne Howell...
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Bobbie Holcombe Taylor

December 11, 1932 - February 24, 2021

Gastonia Bobbie Holcombe Taylor, 88, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. She was born in Cramerton on December 11, 1932 and is the daughter of the late L. R. Holcombe and Sallie Inman Holcombe. Mrs. Taylor attended schools in Cramerton. She retired from the Charlotte Observer. Bobbie was an avid animal lover and enjoyed feeding...
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Effie Trantham Robinette

June 16, 1934 - February 19, 2021

Effie Trantham Robinette 1934 - 2021 McAdenville – Effie Trantham Robinette, 86 passed away on February 19, 2021 at the Robin Johnson House. She was born in Jackson County, NC on June 16, 1934 to the late Phillip Arthur Trantham and Octia Buchanan Trantham. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of over 53 years, Joe Keith "Jokie" Robinette; her siblings,...
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Murriel Lathan Jenkins

August 7, 1934 - February 17, 2021

Murriel Jenkins 1934 - 2021 Gastonia - Murriel Lathan Jenkins, 86, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at the Robin Johnson House, Dallas. She was born in North Belmont on August 7, 1934 and is the daughter of the late Clarence and Ida O'Daniel Lathan and the widow of Carl "Casey" Frank Jenkins husband of 59 years. Murriel was a graduate of Belmont High School. She was...
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Jeanine Millsaps Walters

January 11, 1948 - February 12, 2021

Jeanine Millsaps Walters 1948 - 2021 Dallas- Jeanine Millsaps Walters, 73, passed away on February 12, 2021 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. She was born in Murphy, NC on January 11, 1948 to the late Arnold James Millsaps and Myrtis Davis Millsaps. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her sisters, Linda Tanner, Joyce Melton, Carolyn Masters and Sue Johnson. ...
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Claire Peters Hoogmoed

June 8, 1934 - February 12, 2021

Claire Peters Hoogmoed 1934 - 2021 Gastonia – It has pleased the Lord to take home Claire Peters Hoogmoed, 86, who passed away on February 12, 2021 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. She was born in Passaic, New Jersey in the spring of 1934 to the late Paul H. Peters and Johanna Van Eck Peters. In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by her husband of 44 years,...
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Bertha McAllister Harbinson

April 24, 1930 - February 11, 2021

Bertha McAllister Harbinson 1930 - 2021 Maiden – Bertha "Bert" McAllister Harbinson, 90, passed away on February 11, 2021 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Lincoln County on April 24, 1930 to the late Horace and Ada Reep McAllister. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Yates Harbinson, Jr; sisters, Agnes Clark, Evelyn...
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Sunny "Susie" Hall Greene

July 27, 1942 - February 8, 2021

Sunny Hall Greene 1942 - 2021 Gastonia – Sunny Monia Hall Greene, 78 passed away on February 8, 2021 at the Robin Johnson House. She was born in Anderson, South Carolina on July 27, 1942 to the late Buford and Bertie Mae Tribble Hall. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Johnny Robert Greene, Sr., her son, Johnny Robert Greene, Jr., her...
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Reginald "Reggie" Steven Guffey, Sr

April 5, 1944 - February 8, 2021

Reggie Guffey, Sr 1944 - 2021 Bessemer City – Reginald "Reggie" Steven Guffey, Sr., 76, passed away on February 8, 2021 at Atruim Health – Cleveland. He was born in Cleveland County on April 5, 1944 to the late Fred and Ethel Melton Guffey. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a sister, Carol May. Reggie was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was self employed small...
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Hazen Woods Rabenhorst

July 7, 1918 - February 6, 2021

Hazen Rabenhorst 1918 - 2021 Gastonia - Hazen Louise Woods Rabenhorst, 102, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at her home in Gastonia with her loving family by her side. She was born in Washington, D.C., and is the daughter of the late Millard and Florence Albin Woods. Mrs. Rabenhorst was very active in Community Bible Study for over 25 years. She was devoted to her...
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Larry Brewer

July 25, 1944 - February 6, 2021

Larry Brewer 1944-2021 Dallas – Kenneth Larry Brewer, Sr. - 76, passed away peacefully on February 6, 2021 at his residence with his loving family by his side. He was born in Gaston County, NC on July 25, 1944 to the late William "Bill" Bartley Brewer and Helen Smart Brewer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his baby sister, Brenda Brewer and brothers, Darrell...
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Lisa Queen Spencer

September 7, 1965 - February 5, 2021

Lisa Queen Spencer 1965 - 2021 Gastonia – Lisa Dawn Queen Spencer, 55 passed away on February 5, 2021 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. She was born in Gaston County on September 7, 1965 to Roma Covard Queen and the late Randy Gene Queen. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her brother Randy Scott Queen. Lisa was a teacher in the Gaston County School System for...
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Baby William Davis Threlkeld

February 2, 2021 - February 2, 2021

Belmont – William Davis Threlkeld - Our Precious Angel Baby Boy; the precious baby that I carried, but we never saw your eyes or had the opportunity to ever hear your cries…… We love you precious one and promise you will never be forgotten…… Our Angel Baby Boy is who you are and will always be! In our sight for a moment; but in our hearts forever you will be! Your cherished loving...
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Barbara LaGrange Moak

July 10, 1949 - February 1, 2021

Barbara Moak 1949 - 2021 Gastonia - Barbara Jean LaGrange Moak, 71, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 1, 2021 at Carolina Health Care Main, Charlotte. Barbara was born in Albany, New York on July 10, 1949 and is the daughter of Betty Gibbs LaGrange and the late Wallace Sidney "Sid" Lagrange. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her sister, Lois Deck, and her...
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Ralph William Carpenter

May 21, 1928 - January 31, 2021

Ralph Carpenter 1928 - 2021 Gastonia – Ralph William Carpenter, 92, went to be with his Lord Sunday, January 31, 2021. He was born in Lincoln County on May 21, 1928 to the late Odell and Gracie Mae Carpenter. He is survived by two step daughters, Marilyn Crisp and Tilley Cox and husband Charles; and a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren; brothers, James (Mickey) Carpenter...
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Donald "Donnie" Wayne Coleman, Jr.

July 17, 1968 - January 31, 2021

Donnie Wayne Coleman, Jr 1968 - 2021 Gastonia – Donald "Donnie" Wayne Coleman, Jr., 52, passed away on January 31, 2021 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was born in Gaston County on July 17, 1968 to Mary Ann Gibbons and the late Donald Wayne Coleman, Sr. Donnie was a graduate of Hunter Huss High School. He worked for many years and later retired from Bi-Lo as Store Manager....
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Rusty Weaver

December 17, 1970 - January 27, 2021

Rusty Weaver 1970 - 2021 Gastonia - Roger "Rusty" Allen Weaver, Jr., 50, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center with his loving family by his side. Rusty was born in Gaston County on December 17, 1970 and is the son of Roger Allen Weaver Sr., and Linda Farr Weaver. Rusty is survived by his loving wife, Tracy Duncan Weaver; two daughters,...
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Bryson Welch, Sr.

September 28, 1935 - January 26, 2021

Bryson Welch, Sr. 1935-2021 Bryson Welch, Sr., 85, entered his Heavenly Home on Tuesday, January 26, 2021. As he passed his loving family was by his side. He is reunited with his wife of 62 years, Mary Catherine Lane Welch, who preceded him in death in 2017. Bryson was born in Gaston County on September 28, 1935 and was the son of the late James Coy and Bessie Smith Welch. Bryson was a...
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Jimmy Gene Jones

August 5, 1938 - January 25, 2021

Jimmy Gene Jones, 82, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 25, 2021 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center with his loving wife by his side. Jimmy was born in Sylva, North Carolina on August 5, 1938 and is the son of the late Lyman L. and May Belle Johnson Jones. Jimmy was faithful in the Lord's Fellowship at West 5th Avenue Free Will Baptist Church. "I have fought the good fight, I have...
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Grace Smith Kirksey

March 9, 1930 - January 25, 2021

Grace Kirksey 1930 - 2021 Dallas – Grace Smith Kirksey, 90, passed away peacefully on January 25, 2021 at Belaire Health Care Center. She was born on March 9, 1930 in Cumberland County, NC to the late Garlie Edgar and Rachel Hair Smith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, David Kirksey, her daughter Patsy Ann Overcash, sister, Josephine Barber and a...
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Wade Cooper

May 25, 1934 - January 24, 2021

Wade Cooper 1934-2021 Dallas – Jimmy Wade Cooper, 86 passed away peacefully on January 24, 2021 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was born in Jackson County, North Carolina on May 25, 1934 to the late Herman and Cannie Ward Cooper. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, Robert and Johnny Cooper; sisters, Margie Ward, Janette Messer and Mae Cooper. ...
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James George Parthenakis

July 13, 1939 - January 23, 2021

James George Parthenakis 1939 - 2021 Gastonia – James George Parthenakis, 81, passed away on January 23, 2021 at his residence. He was born in Cincinnati Ohio on July 13, 1939 to the late George and Zafira Parthenakis. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brother Thomas Parthenakis. James was retired after 28 years with the FDIC in banking and was retired...
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Francia Martinez

January 1, 1980 - January 21, 2021

Francia Magally Martinez 1980 - 2021 Gastonia – Francia Magally Martinez, 41, passed away on January 21, 2021. She was born in Managua, Nicaragua on January 1, 1980, daughter of Rosa Obando and Rafael Martinez. She was preceded in death by her son, Angel Martinez. Survivors include her husband, Procoro Cuatzingua; sons, Jonny Martinez and Michael Martinez; daughters, Francia...
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Grady Anderson Parker

April 28, 1928 - January 21, 2021

Grady Parker 1928 - 2021 Gastonia – Grady Anderson Parker, 92, passed away on January 21, 2021 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was born in Gaston County on April 28, 1928 to the late Artie and Martha Parker. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his brother J.C. Parker, Fred Parker, and Artie Parker. Grady was a US Army veteran of World War II. Left to...
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Inez Lovingood Morgan

February 6, 1931 - January 19, 2021

Inez Lovingood Morgan 1931 - 2021 Gastonia – Inez Lovingood Morgan, 89 passed away on January 19th and is now in the arms of her loving Savior Jesus Christ. Inez was born in Cherokee County on February 6, 1931 to the late Jacob and Gillie Lovingood. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, John David Morgan and son David Alexander Morgan. Inez...
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Mavis Smith Harris

May 29, 1948 - January 17, 2021

Mavis Smith Harris 1948-2021 Belmont – Mavis Nell Smith Harris, 72, passed away on January 17, 2021 at the Robin Johnson House surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 29, 1948 in Gaston County to the late Clyde Odell Smith, Sr and Emma Wooten Smith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Clyde Odell Smith, Jr., and sisters, Millie Grigg and...
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Scott J Abernathy

June 7, 1954 - January 14, 2021

Gastonia – Scott Joseph Abernathy, 66, passed away on January 14, 2021 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was born in Germany on June 7, 1954 to Phyllis Stone Abernathy and the late Joe Graham Abernathy. In addition to his father he is also preceded in death by a sister Sharon Abernathy. Scott was a member of Parkwood Baptist Church. He was an avid outdoors man. He loved his Jeep...
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Sandra Lee Crawley McDonald

February 17, 1942 - January 14, 2021

Sandra McDonald 1942 - 2021 Sandra Lee Crawley McDonald, 78, passed away on January 14, 2021 at Atrium Health-Cleveland. She was born on February 17, 1942 in Mecklenburg County to the late Hugh and LeaRhoda Moss Crawley. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband of 48 years Gerald McDonald. She attended Lakeshore Christian Fellowship. She loved her church and...
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Maxine Jane Hines

November 8, 1951 - January 12, 2021

MAXINE JANE HINES November 8, 1951 - January 12, 2021 Maxine Jane Hines, 69, of Chicago, IL; Logan, WV; and Charlotte, NC (she was a rolling stone), passed away in peace on January 12, 2021, in Gastonia, NC. Maxine was born in Chicago, IL, and was a Class of '69 graduate of Argo Community High School in Summit, IL. As a single mother to Kimberly, 39, Maxine loved and adored her daughter...
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JD Hensley

September 25, 1933 - January 11, 2021

JD Hensley 1933-2021 Dallas – Jean Dewey "JD" Hensley, 87 passed away suddenly on Monday, January 11, 2021 at his residence. He was born in Rutherfordton County on September 25, 1933 to the late Hiram and Elizabeth Silvers Hensley. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife Lois Hughes Hensley; his son Ronnie Hensley; brothers, Rotha Hensley, Grady Hensley, Monroe...
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Christopher Scott "Scooter" White, Jr

June 30, 1995 - January 9, 2021

Christopher Scott "Scooter" White, Jr. 1995-2021 Gastonia – Christopher Scott "Scooter" White, Jr., 25 passed away suddenly on January 9, 2021 in Charlotte, NC. He was born in Wooster, Ohio on June 30, 1995 to Christopher Scott White, Sr. and Kelli Hayes Hawkins. Scooter worked at Carolina Golf Cars as a golf car tech. Left to cherish his memories is his loving parents, Christopher...
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Danny Cole Gelsinger

July 20, 1998 - January 8, 2021

Danny Cole Gelsinger 1998 - 2021 Lexington, NC – Danny Cole "Ko Ko" Gelsinger, 22, passed away on January 8th at his residence. He was born in Lincoln County, NC on July 20, 1998 to Heather Gelsinger Gomez and Leon Thurman. Danny Cole Gelsinger, known to many as "Ko Ko" was a wonderful, loving, caring person and was the most amazing son and brother. He was a devoted father who loved...
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