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Dorothy Adams Nolen

August 26, 1920 - November 5, 2013

Mrs. Dorothy "Dot" Mae Adams Nolen, 93, of Gastonia, died Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at her home. She was born August 26, 1920 in Gaston County, the daughter of the late Sumter A. and Flossie Christenbury Adams. Mrs. Nolen retired from Knit Products Hosiery in Belmont as a supervisor after 30 years of service. She was a very Godly woman who loved her husband, children, grandchildren, great...
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Jon Michael Hunter

July 17, 1947 - November 4, 2013

Mr. Jon Michael Hunter, 66, of Gastonia died Monday, November 4, 2013 at his residence. Michael was born July 17, 1947 in Charlotte, a son of Elmer Michael Hunter and the late Bea Ramsey Garvin. Michael was a longtime resident of Gastonia. He was a machinist and a longtime paper carrier for the Charlotte Observer. Michael was a singer, guitarist, and writer. He had written several articles...
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Mary Quinn

December 23, 1928 - November 2, 2013

Mrs. Mary Bee Hinson Quinn, 84, died Saturday, November 2, 2013, at Springs Memorial Hospital. A service was scheduled for 2:00 pm Monday, November 4, 2013, at Mahaffey Chapel, McLean Funeral Directors. Pastor Marie Proctor, Rev. Brian King, and Rev. Ken Baker will officiate. Interment will follow at Lancaster Memorial Park in Lancaster. The family received friends from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm...
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Keith Craig

October 2, 1954 - October 31, 2013

Mr. Keith "Doc" Craig, 59, died Thursday, October 31, 2013, at his residence. A Service is scheduled for 3:00 pm Sunday, November 3, 2013, at Second Baptist Church. Rev. Larry Helm and Rev. Steve Stewart will officiate. Interment will follow at Lancaster Memorial Park in Lancaster. The family will receive friends from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Sunday at Second Baptist Church. At other times, the...
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Brenda Sue Mace

April 13, 1956 - October 30, 2013

Brenda Sue Mace, 56, of Gastonia, passed away Wednesday at her home. She is the wife of Kenneth Mace, Sr. Brenda spent eighteen years in the Army National Guard serving in the Persian Gulf War. She was a loving wife and mother. Brenda had a loving heart and a passion for animals. In addition to her husband, Kenneth, Brenda is also survived by a step-son, Kenny Mace, Jr. wife, Tony, of Gastonia,...
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Ann Elaine Ghent

January 14, 1959 - October 28, 2013

Ms. Ann Elaine Ghent, 54, died Monday, October 28, 2013, at her residence. A Service is scheduled for 4:00 pm Friday, November 1, 2013, at Camp Creek Baptist Church. Rev. Randy Mellichamp, Rev. Don Waldrop and Rev. Reggie Parker will officiate. Interment will follow at Camp Creek Baptist Church in Lancaster. The family will receive friends from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Thursday at McLean Funeral...
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Marvin Edward Wilson

December 4, 1950 - October 28, 2013

Marvin Edward Wilson, 62, died peacefully at home on October 28, 2013. He was the son of Dorothy Wilson Brooks and the late Lewis Hamilton Wilson. Marvin was a US Army Veteran and was a supervisor at Pharr Yarns. He was passionate about golf with Mike Hoover and Jimmy Simpson at Maiden Country Club. In his final days, he enjoyed sitting on the porch thinking about the times we were at the beach,...
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Pauline R. Cooper

April 13, 1920 - October 25, 2013

Mrs. Pauline Missouri Roberts Cooper, 93, died Friday, October 25, 2013, at Lancaster Convalescent Center. A Service is scheduled for 2:00 pm Monday, October 28, 2013, at First Pentecostal Holiness Church. Rev. Jerald Starnes and Rev. Tim McKenzie will officiate. Interment will follow at Lancaster Memorial Park in Lancaster. The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm - 1:55 pm Monday at...
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Helen Irene Carson

July 12, 1921 - October 25, 2013

Gastonia: Helen Smith Carson, 92, died October 25, 2013 at the Robin Johnson Hospice House in Dallas, NC. Helen was born in Gastonia on July 12, 1921 to the late Giles Tate Smith and Lenora Butts Smith. Helen loved her family, hometown, church, friends, and the Lord. Helen is survived by daughters, Barbara C. Smith and husband Henry R. of Mt. Pleasant, SC, and Libby C. Todd and husband Kenneth...
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Charles Francis Givins, Sr.

October 6, 1925 - October 24, 2013

Charles F. Givins, 88, husband of the late Barbara Willis Givins, passed away October 24, 2013. Born in Henrietta, NC, son of the late Baxter and Daisy Justice Givins. He is survived by son, Charles Givins, Jr., and brothers, Foster Givins, James Givins and the late Brisco Givins. A memorial service will be held at McLean Funeral Directors in Gastonia at 3:00 PM Sunday, October 27, 2013 with...
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James Raymond Broome

March 7, 1919 - October 20, 2013

Gastonia James Raymond Broome, 94, passed away Monday, October 21, 2013 at Capital Health Care in Dover, Delaware. James was a native of Rock Hill, SC, son of the late Buren Stacey and Maxie Lee Broome. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Anita Edna Lane, brothers; Walter E. Broome, William C. Broome, Lewis E. Broome, sisters, Margaret Jackson, Lucy Dellinger, son,...
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Lauren Elizabeth Turner

April 24, 2004 - October 19, 2013

GASTONIA Lauren Elizabeth Turner, age 9, of Gastonia, passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 1:02am in her parents' arms at Levine's Children's Hospital in Charlotte. She had the strongest faith and is now in the arms of Jesus. Lauren was born April 24, 2004 in Shelby, NC, the younger daughter of Ritchie and Kristie Simpson Turner. She was a third grader at Gaston Christian School and...
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Katherine Fort

October 9, 1928 - October 19, 2013

Gastonia Katherine Mauney Fort, age 85, passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. A native of Gaston County, she was a daughter of the late Roy Burnett and Pearl Black Mauney, wife of the late Boyce Clinton Fort. Katherine was a member of Covenant Baptist Church and the GMH Auxiliary. A retired Executive Secretary, she had been very active with the...
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Carla Moore Foy

October 17, 1965 - October 18, 2013

Gastonia Carla Moore Foy, loving wife and mother, born on October 17, 1965 passed away October 18, 2013 at the age of 48. Carla graduated from Hunter Huss in 1984 and from Winthrop University in 1988 and University of South Carolina in 1989 with a Masters in Social Work. She took great pride in her husband, children and extended family members. She enjoyed spending time with her family and...
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Albert Lippman

October 8, 1923 - October 18, 2013

Albert Lippman, age 90, died at home in Gastonia, NC on 10/18/13. Born 10/8/23, Brooklyn, NY Mr. Lippman was formerly a resident of Hicksville, NY for 50 years. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Mary (Meinck) Lippman, beloved father of Elaine/Thomas Carney, grandfather of Stefanie Tarantino and Janice/Steve Kahn, also 6 cherished great grandchildren Brian and Emily Tarantino, Olivia,...
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Anita Diane Riggins

October 18, 2013 - October 18, 2013

Anita Diane Moser Riggins, 60, died Thursday, October 17, 2013. A Service is scheduled for 2:00 pm Tuesday, October 22, 2013, at Mahaffey Chapel, McLean Funeral Directors. Rev. Doug Pate will officiate. Interment will follow at Lancaster Memorial Park in Lancaster. The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Monday at McLean Funeral Directors of Lancaster. Mrs. Riggins was born...
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Patty Cashwell Lytton

January 22, 1926 - October 17, 2013

Mrs. Patty Cashwell Lytton, 87, passed away October 17, 2013, at White Oak Manor of Kings Mountain. She was born January 22, 1926 in Gaston County, a daughter of the late Rev. T. L. Cashwell and Eleanor Summers Cashwell. Mrs. Lytton was retired from Matthews-Belk Company, and she was a long-time volunteer with the Gaston Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. She was a member of First United Methodist...
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Lois Servinia Hinson

April 14, 1933 - October 15, 2013

Mrs. Lois Servinia Griffin Hinson, 80, died Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at Agape Hospice of Rock Hill. The service was scheduled for 12:30 pm Thursday, October 17, 2013, at Lancaster Memorial Park. Rev. Barry Howell officiated. Interment will follow at Lancaster Memorial Park in Lancaster. The family received friends from 11:00 am - 12:00 noon Thursday at McLean Funeral Directors of Lancaster...
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Merlin Clarence Simpson

April 11, 1917 - October 14, 2013

Merlin Clarence Simpson Gastonia, NC Merlin Clarence Simpson, 96, passed away on October 14, 2013 at Covenant Village, Gastonia, North Carolina. He was a native of Hillsboro, North Dakota, son of the late Clarence C. and Martha D. Sutton Simpson. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of seventy years, Rachel Wise Simpson; grandson, Steven Peterson, and sister,...
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Linda Minges Aten

November 21, 1962 - October 13, 2013

> > > GASTONIA – > > Linda Minges Aten, 50, died Sunday, October 13, 2013 in Southport, NC. She was a native of Gaston County, NC and the daughter of the late Gene and Anita Stewart Minges. > > Linda was a graduate from ASU followed by a 21 year teaching career at North Brunswick High School where she was awarded Teacher of the year 2002 & 2003. She was head coach of the North Brunswick...
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Margaret Sechrist Myers

March 10, 1922 - October 12, 2013

Dateline: Gastonia Margaret Sechrist Myers, 91, of Gastonia died Saturday, October 12, 2013. She was a native of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina and the daughter of the late Marvin Sechrist and Bessie Younts Sechrist. Funeral service will be 11 AM, Wednesday, October 16, 2013, in the Founders Chapel of McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia. The family will receive friends at McLean Funeral...
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Lucille Gambill Tyler

August 4, 1940 - October 12, 2013

Dateline: Lowell Lucille "Lucy" Marjorie Gambill Tyler, 73, died after a sudden but brief illness on October 12, 2013 at Caromont Regional Medical Center. A native of Newark, NY, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Marjorie Fisher Gambill. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Dallas and attended Wednesday Bible Study at McAdenville Baptist Church. She was a hairdresser at A...
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Joan Bowman

October 11, 1929 - October 12, 2013

Gastonia Joan A. Bowman, 84, loving mother and grandmother, passed away Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Belaire Health Care Center in Gastonia, NC. Mrs. Bowman was a devoted member of Christ United Methodist Church where she belonged to the choir and member of the Women's Circle Group. She previously attended St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Lima, Ohio. Mrs. Bowman also liked to help with...
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Charles Kendrick Harrrison

August 15, 1925 - October 11, 2013

Gastonia Charles Kendrick Harrison, age 88, passed away on Friday, October 11, 2013 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. A native of Gaston County, he was a son of the late Robert P. and Clara Ware Harrison. Charles was a lifetime and faithful member of Union Presbyterian Church where he had served as deacon. He graduated from Belmont High School and proudly served in the U.S. Army during the...
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Shirley Ann Dugo

June 3, 1933 - October 10, 2013

Charlotte Shirley Ann Lukenas Dugo, age 80, passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at Pineville Rehabilitation Center, Pineville. A native of Allegheny County, PA she was the daughter of the late Charles John Lukenas, Sr. and Helen Kupcikas Lukenas. Shirley graduated from Allegheny High School Class of 1950 where she was Class Valedictorian. She sang with KDKA Radio's Pittsburgh Starlets on...
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George H. Wright

March 5, 1949 - October 10, 2013

Gastonia George Henry Wright, III, 64, of Gastonia, passed away Thursday, October 10, 2013 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was native of Gaston County, son of the late George Henry, Jr. and Frances Rose Hensley Wright. George was employed at Riverview Inn and was a member of New Hope Presbyterian Church. Survivors include cousin, Rick Baucom, numerous other cousins and friend,...
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Mary Ruth Anderson Galloway

April 15, 1927 - October 8, 2013

Gastonia, NC Mary Ruth Anderson Galloway, 86, died Tuesday, October 8, 2013, Born in Robbinsville, NC, she was the daughter of the late William Pearlie Anderson and Ethel Colvard Anderson. Mrs. Galloway retired from Firestone Mill after over 34 years of service. She was a longstanding member of Fairview Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Galloway was preceded in death by her...
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Harvey McElveen

March 27, 1946 - October 8, 2013

Gastonia, NC Harvey McElveen, 67, died Tuesday, October 8, 2013. Born in Gastonia, he was the son of the late Franklin Shelby McElveen and Gladys Louise Dishroon McElveen. In addition to his parents, Mr. McElveen is preceded in death by his brothers, Claude McElveen and Frank McElveen; brothers-in-law, Glenn Cagle and Paul Kerr; sisters-in-law, Bonnie McElveen and Elaine McElveen. Mr....
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David Norman Morris

February 9, 1924 - October 4, 2013

Gastonia, NC Rev. David Norman Morris, 89, of Gastonia, passed away Friday, October 4, 2013 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Gaston County, son of the late Euclid Hunter and Olive Texas Spargo Morris. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Quinn Morris and sister, Alton Bumgardner. Rev. Morris graduated from Gastonia High School in 1941...
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Robert Kenneth Jackson, Sr.

December 11, 1932 - October 3, 2013

Mr. Robert Kenneth Jackson, 80, died on Thursday, Oct.3, 2013 at his residence A celebration of life service is scheduled for Monday Oct. 7, 2013, at 2 p.m., at Anitoch Baptist Church. Dr. Trent McLaughlin and Rev. Brian Jump will officiate. Interment will follow at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery in Lancaster. Mr. Jackson's Sunday School Class will serve as honorary pallbearers. The family...
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Donald L. Stacy

January 11, 1923 - September 28, 2013

GASTONIA—Donald L Stacy, 90, of Covenant Village, died on Sept. 28, at his residence. Don was born in Gastonia, January 11, 1923. He attended West School, Gastonia High School, and Evans Business College. He was formerly a member of West End Methodist Church. He is a member of First Baptist Church, Gastonia, where he served on the Diaconate, the greeting committee and as a member of Jeff...
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Sarah Wiggins

August 2, 1925 - September 26, 2013

Lake Wylie, SC Sarah "Deane" Cole Wiggins, 88, passed away Thursday, September 26, 2013 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center, Gastonia. She was born in Mt. Holly, NC, the youngest of seven children to the late William James and Zetta Huitt Cole. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, George Clifton "Cliff" Wiggins and a daughter, Sarah "Donna" Stephens....
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Larry Dean Carpenter

September 3, 1966 - September 25, 2013

Mr. Larry Dean Carpenter, 47, of Gastonia, died Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at Robin Johnson Hospice House, after a long, courageous battle with cancer. He was born September 3, 1966 in Gastonia, a son of Jerry Dean and Shirley Williams Carpenter. Larry was a 1984 graduate of Ashbrook High School, received his under graduate degree from UNC Charlotte and earned his Masters Degree...
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R. Fred Hamme

March 28, 1931 - September 24, 2013

R. Fred Hamme, 82 of Gastonia passed away, Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at Peak Resources in Gastonia. He was a native of Gaston County and the son of the late Joseph L. Hamme and Mae Dale Hamme. Funeral service will be 2PM Saturday, September 28, 2013 in the Founders Chapel of McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia. The family will receive friends from 6 PM until 8 PM Friday, September 27, 2013 at...
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Jane A. White

September 15, 1943 - September 23, 2013

Salisbury, NC Jane White of Salisbury, formerly of Gastonia, passed away at Rowan Regional Medical Center, September 23, 2013. She was born in Wilmington, NC, daughter of the late Howard and Willie Mae Bowen Cloninger, and late sister, Joretta Ann Jones. Mrs. White was a wonderful homemaker and enjoyed reading and watching Turner Classic Movies. Survivors include her husband,...
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Don Beaty

November 5, 1934 - September 22, 2013

Belmont Don Beaty, 78, passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at Robin Johnson Hospice House. He was born in Charlotte on November 5, 1934, a son of the late Clyde and Irva Owens Beaty. Don retired from the Belmont Water Plant after 37 years of service and served in the Air National Guard. For more than 60 years he was a local country musician and band leader and loved to sing and play the...
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John Calvin Gowens

June 17, 1922 - September 22, 2013

Mt. Holly John Calvin Gowens, 91, native of Piedmont, AL, died on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at Alexandria Place in Dallas, NC. He was born June 17, 1922 to the late Hattie Bell Kelley Gowens and Ebb Lee Gowens of Piedmont, AL. John, known as "JC," retired from United Spinners of Lowell, NC. He is survived by his son, John W. Gowens of Tucson, AZ, four Daughters, Linda G. Heffner of Mt. Holly,...
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Modena Bradshaw Ross

January 7, 1914 - September 16, 2013

Gastonia, NC Modena Virgie Bradshaw Ross, 99, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 16. Born in Graham County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Emery and Etta Tipton Bradshaw. Mrs. Ross was a homemaker and member of First Free Will Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Ross was preceded in death by her husband, James Broadus Ross; sons, James Carroll Ross and Kenneth Eugene...
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William Harold Meeks

May 1, 1929 - September 16, 2013

Gastonia Rev. William "Harold" Meeks, 84, of Gastonia, went to be with the Lord on September 16, 2013 surrounded by his family at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Hall County, Georgia, son of the late Bartley Britton, Sr. and Mazie McEntyre Meeks. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brothers, Gene Meeks, James "Jimmy" Meeks, Bartley Meeks, Jr. and...
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Virginia Wellman

November 28, 1940 - September 14, 2013

Gastonia Virginia Wellman, 72, of Gastonia, went to be with her savior Saturday, September 14, 2013 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. She was a lifelong Gaston County native and dedicated member of The Lions Club where she was named Lion of the year several times. Survivors of Mrs. Wellman include her loving husband for over 54 years Ray G. Wellman, two sons; Sidney Wellman, Daniel Wellman...
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William R. Junior Halk

March 14, 1942 - September 14, 2013

Mr. William R. "Junior" Smith, 71, of Gastonia, died Saturday, September 14, 2013 at his home. A native of Gastonia, he was born March 14, 1942, a son of the late William R. Halk, Sr. and Lucille Carter Halk. Junior worked in warehousing for Homelite for 25 years, and retired from Advanced Auto. He was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church in Clover for24 years. Junior was a devout...
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Edna Floyd Smith

April 30, 1912 - September 13, 2013

Mrs. Edna Floyd Smith, 101, of Covenant Village, died Friday, September 13, 2013 at her residence. She was born April 30, 1912, in Rome, GA, a daughter of the late Edward Johnson Floyd and Della Franklin Boswell Floyd. Mrs. Smith worked in administration for Baugh and Mouche Company, was a homemaker, and worked for a time at Andora's, being known for her sense of style. She was a longtime...
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Nell Plyler Perry

October 27, 1921 - September 13, 2013

Nell P. Perry, 91, of Lancaster, SC, died Friday, September 13, 2013, at Springs Memorial Hospital. A funeral service is scheduled for 3:00 pm Sunday, September 15, 2013, at Westside Cemetery. Rev. Dr. William Summers will officiate. The family received friends from 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm Sunday, September 15, 2013 at McLean Funeral Directors of Lancaster. Mrs. Perry was born October 27,...
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Naomi Hodge

April 27, 1924 - September 10, 2013

Gastonia Naomi F. Hodge, 89, of Gastonia, passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at Covenant Village. She retired as an office manager from Hodge's Fuel Oil Service and was a member of Bradley Memorial United Methodist Church. Mrs. Hodge is survived by her four daughters and their spouses; Linda and Thomas Hamrick, Judy and Herman Dalton, Nancy and David Boyd, Phyllis and Marshall Dilling III...
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Sandra Hargett Church

July 22, 1963 - September 7, 2013

Charlotte Sandra Hargett Church, 50, a resident of Charlotte, passed away peacefully, Saturday, September 7, 2013 at Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte. Sandy was a native of Mecklenburg County, daughter of Gerald Rufus and Sylvia Cardwell Hargett. She was employed with Tropical Nut & Fruit as a sales rep for the Texas market for the past six years. Sandy was a devoted mom to Amber and...
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Deborah Mauney McCarn

October 19, 1951 - September 7, 2013

Belmont Deborah Mauney McCarn, 61, passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at Robin Johnson Hospice House. She was born on October 19, 1951 in Mecklenburg County, a daughter of the late Jack and Frances Lanis Mauney. She was preceded in death by her brother, Douglas Jack Mauney. Deborah will be greatly missed by her devoted husband of 28 years, Stephen Ray McCarn; her loving children, Jarad...
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Getachew Belhu

October 3, 1956 - September 4, 2013

Mr. Getachew "David" Woldeyes Belhu, 56, died Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was born October 3, 1956 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, a son of Workenesh Belhu and the late Woldeyes Belhu. David was an Ethiopian refugee who became a citizen in 1988 in Philadelphia, PA. He married Toni Lowery in 1991 and they moved to El Paso, TX while Toni was stationed at Ft....
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Robert Kevin Williams

September 20, 1956 - September 4, 2013

Gastonia Robert Kevin Williams, 56, of Gastonia, passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, son of the late Robert Wesley and Doris Dennis Williams. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Leland Williams. Robert enjoyed camping and being in the outdoors. He was a Tar Heel fan and loved...
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Mark Edward Monroe

May 16, 1957 - August 30, 2013

Gastonia, NC Mark Edward Monroe, 56, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 30, 2013. Born in Daytona Beach, FL, Mark was the son of the late James Edward Monroe and Dorothy Mae Burris Monroe. Mark was a 37 year employee of R.A. Serafini, Inc. where he was Plant Foreman. He was also a retired member of the Windjammers in Shelby. Survivors include his brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Marie...
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Linda Brown

August 31, 1949 - August 28, 2013

Gastonia Linda H. Brown, 63, passed away peacefully on August 28, 2013 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. Linda was born August 31, 1949 in Lincolnton, N.C. She is the daughter of the late Clyde F. and Lillie G. High. Linda is survived by her husband of 44 years Robert M. Brown, her son Kevin Brown and wife Candace, one brother; Morrisette high and wife Elizabeth, two sisters; Melanie H....
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Alberta Hebert Shepard

June 21, 1927 - August 28, 2013

Gastonia, NC Alberta Hebert Shepard, 86, of Gastonia, formerly of Montpelier, VT, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, just four weeks after her beloved husband of sixty-seven years, Leroy Cedric Shepard. Born in Williamstown, VT, Mrs. Shepard was the daughter of the late Paul Hebert and Ethel Sargent Bean. She was a homemaker fondly known as ...
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Charles William Thornburg

August 19, 1929 - August 24, 2013

Gastonia Charles William Thornburg, 84, of Gastonia, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Saturday, August 24, 2013, after years of declining health at Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte. He was a native of Gaston County, son of the late William Dean and Edith Lineberger Thornburg. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son, Douglas Thornburg; brother, Jack Oates; sister,...
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Nanci Haynes Dilling

June 9, 1945 - August 22, 2013

Mrs. Nanci Haynes Dilling, 68, of Kings Mountain, died Thursday, August 22, 2013 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. She was born June 9, 1945 in Gastonia, a daughter of the late Sidney Lawrence Haynes and Beulah Groves. Nanci was a 1963 graduate of Ashley High School and worked until retirement with Walmart. She dearly loved and cared for animals and was an avid gardener. She was a loving...
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Kenneth Dale Shuford

July 14, 1952 - August 22, 2013

GASTONIA – Kenneth Dale "Poppy" Shuford, 61, passed away Thursday, August 22, 2013 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Gastonia, son of Dottie Blankenship Shuford and the late Kenneth Leon Shuford. In addition to his father he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Sydney Bowen. Kenneth was retired from the printing industry. His hobbies included motorcycle...
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James Hamilton Jones

November 13, 1962 - August 20, 2013

James Hamilton Jones, 51, of Denver, passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at his residence. Survivors of Mr. Jones include his loving wife, Kim Jones, two children, Elise McKenna Jones and James H. Jones II , brothers; Fred R. Jones Jr. and Timothy D. Jones, parents Fred R. Jones Sr. and Shirley Brown Hobschaidt. The family will receive friends Friday, August 23, 2013 from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm...
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Wilma Steele Williamson

November 1, 1934 - August 20, 2013

SUMMERVILLE: Mrs. Wilma Steele Williamson, of The Village at Summerville (Presbyterian Home), passed peacefully surrounded by friends and loved ones on August 20, 2013. Born November 1, 1934, in Waxhaw, NC, she was the daughter of the late Judd Edward Hazel Steele and Mattie Elizabeth Tarlton Steele. She was a graduate of Jackson High School, class of 1952, and was a long-time member of Tirzah...
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Geraldine Hollifield Whitley

May 13, 1934 - August 20, 2013

Dateline: Belmont Geraldine "Gerri" Hollifield Whitley, age 79, died peacefully on August 20, 2013 at Covenant Village. Gerri was born in Belmont on May 13, 1934. She graduated from Belmont High School in 1952. Gerri was, at different points in time employed by Duke Power Co. and First Presbyterian Church, Belmont. However, her career was secondary, as Gerri's primary calling was to her family....
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Peggy Cooter

December 24, 1931 - August 18, 2013

FORT LAWN: Peggy Lucille Cooter, 81, of Catawba River Rd., Ft. Lawn, died Sunday August 18, 2013 at her home. A native of Charlotte, NC, she was the daughter of the late Harvey Watson McAllister and Eva Mae Helms. She was a partner and co-owner of Cooter's Carpet, Inc., Ft. Lawn, SC where she worked for 33 years. She was a loving and kind Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, and friend to all that...
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William Jennings Johnson

September 28, 1927 - August 17, 2013

Charlotte William "Bill" Jennings Johnson, age 85, passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at Stanley Total Living Center. A native of Horry County, SC, he was a son of the late Burroughs J. and Sarah Hucks Johnson. Bill attended Horry County schools and graduated from Aynor High School. He proudly served in the U.S. Merchant Marines. Bill later joined the U.S. Army and served as a Military...
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Christine S. Goodson

September 13, 1935 - August 16, 2013

Gastonia Mrs. Christine S. Goodson, 77, of Gastonia, passed away Friday, August 16, 2013 at Belaire Health Care Center. She was a native of Gastonia, daughter of the late Jacob E. and Hattie Harris Shumate. Christine was a member of First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed cooking and baking. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be dearly missed. ...
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Evelyn Virginia Chambers

April 30, 1932 - August 12, 2013

GASTONIA Evelyn Virginia Chambers, 81, passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2013 at CaroMount Regional Medical Center. She was a native of Banks County, Georgia, daughter of the late Otho Joseph and Leola Murray Chambers and granddaughter of the late Leila and D.W. Murray of Gastonia and Ada and Marion Chambers of Georgia. Evelyn was a member of Loray Baptist Church. She taught school in Palm...
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Samuel Wade Mauney

December 8, 1932 - August 8, 2013

Gastonia Samuel W. Mauney, 80, of Gastonia, passed away Thursday, August 8, 2013. He was a lifelong Gastonia native and owned and operated Sam's Spur Station and Mini Mart on Franklin Blvd. Survivors of Mr. Mauney include his loving wife of 61 years, Mildred G. Mauney; sons; Phillip Wade Mauney of Dallas, NC, Richard Lamar Mauney and wife Maureen of Lilburn, GA, Samuel Blair Mauney and wife...
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Joshua Daniel Worley

October 31, 1976 - August 5, 2013

Gastonia, NC Joshua "Josh" Daniel Worley, 36, died Monday, August 5 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. Josh was born in Gaston County and is the beloved son of Belinda and Charles Bryant and Danny and Vicki Worley, all of Dallas. Josh graduated from North Gaston High School and attended Gaston College. He was a repairman in the textile industry who had a strong faith and loved his family very...
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James Glenn Turner

January 3, 1940 - August 4, 2013

Gastonia – James Glenn Turner, 73, died Sunday, August 4, 2013 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center, Gastonia. He was a native of Gaston County and son of the late Claude Arthur & Eva Mae Sowell Turner. Glenn worked as a route salesman with Frito Lay where he retired after 25 years of service. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Lowell, an avid fisherman, a devoted Dodger fan, and a...
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Fredrick Leroy Downing

May 6, 1935 - August 3, 2013

Mr. Fredrick "Fred" Leroy Downing, 78, of Gastonia and originally of N. Bloomfield, OH, died Saturday, August 3, 2013 at the Robin Johnson Hospice House. He was the son of the late Gordon Layton Downing and Angeline Mermon Downing. Fred is survived by his wife of 53 years, Nancy Thompson Downing, daughter, Debbie Downing Edwards of Grove City, Ohio and grandson Jordan Edwards also of Grove City,...
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Leroy Cedric Shepard

September 5, 1923 - July 31, 2013

Mr. Leroy Cedric Shepard, 89 of Gastonia formerly of Montpelier , Vermont, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2013, surrounded by his family, at the Robin Johnson Hospice House in Dallas, N.C. Mr. Shepard was a native of Northfield, Vermont and the son of the late Cedric Shepard and Myrtie Wilfore Shepard. He lived in Vermont his entire life until he retired from the National Life Insurance Company...
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Catherine Pearson Moser

June 30, 1929 - July 28, 2013

Catherine Pearson "Cacky" Moser, 84, of Gastonia, lived a joyous and bountiful life. She died July 28, 2013, as she lived, peacefully surrounded by loving family and friends. She was born June 30, 1929, in Gastonia, the daughter of the late Plato Poletus Pearson and Catherine Scurry Pearson. She was the loving wife of the late Daniel Boone Moser, Sr., whom she married in 1950. She was a...
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John Charles Geiger

June 24, 1940 - July 27, 2013

Gastonia, NC John Charles Geiger, 73, died Saturday, July 27 at Johnson City Medical Center in Johnson City, TN. Born in Akron, OH, he was the son of the late John and Norma Doris Stanley Geiger. Mr. Geiger was a member of Lutheran Church of the Redeemer and a veteran of the US Navy. Mr. Geiger is survived by his wife, Eileen Joyce Geiger; daughters, Jennifer Baker and Allison Medlin, both of...
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Nellie Anne Bradley

May 2, 1936 - July 27, 2013

Lancaster, SC Nellie Anne Stogner Bradley, 77 of Lancaster passed away July 27, 2013 after a brief illness. She was born May 2, 1936. She was the daughter of the late Dub and Grace Stogner, but she was raised by the late Chalmers and Lizzie Crimminger. A Service is planned for 2:30 PM, Tuesday, July 30 at Hyde Park Baptist Church with Rev. Darrell Thompson and Rev. Charlie Simpson officiating...
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Dorothy Hughes Dill

September 15, 1924 - July 26, 2013

Gastonia Dorothy Hughes Dill, 88, of Gastonia, passed away peacefully under hospice care at CaroMount Regional Medical Center July 26, 2013. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was born Dorothy Nell Hughes, the youngest of twelve children, on September 15, 1924 in Greenville, SC to the late Barnett L. and Mallie Erskine Hughes. In addition to her...
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Charles Robert LeCroy, Jr.

January 18, 1924 - July 25, 2013

Gastonia Mr. Charles Robert LeCroy, Jr., 89, of Gastonia, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2013 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was born January 18, 1924 in Attala, Alabama. He was the son of the late Charles R., Sr. and Carrie Butler LeCroy. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Joe LeCroy. Charles served in the US Navy during World War II in the Pacific...
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John D. Hamilton

July 7, 1934 - July 24, 2013

Gastonia Robert D. Hamilton, 79, of Gastonia, passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at Caromont Regional Medical Center. Robert was a lifelong of native of Gastonia and also the previous owner of Bob's Gulf Station on York Road. Survivors of Mr. Hamilton include his loving wife of 54 years, Rebecca Rogers Hamilton; Two daughters; Robin Elaine Auten and Teresa Dawn Sturkie, One son; Jeffrey L....
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Khloe and Zoey Horton

July 23, 2013 - July 23, 2013

Dateline: Lowell Khloe Hope and Zoey Marie Horton, infant twins, died July 23, 2013 at Caromont Regional Medical Center. Survivors include their parents, Anthony and Andrea Horton of Lowell; brothers, Zachary and Ayden Horton; grandparents, Christy and Donna Horton of Lowell, George and Karen Russell of Gastonia; great grandparents, Unity and Junior Horton of Lowell, Gene Cook of Bessemer City,...
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Carl Lee Coggins

September 15, 1922 - July 22, 2013

Gastonia Carl Lee Coggins, 90, of Gastonia, passed away Monday, July 22, 2013 at Courtland Terrace. He was a native of Jackson County, son of the late David Ransom and Elizabeth Ollie Johnson Coggins. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brothers, Earl Coggins and David R. Coggins, Jr. and sisters, Davey Marano and Lelia Stamey. Carl retired from Westvaco in shipping and...
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John D. Houck, Sr.

October 24, 1936 - July 21, 2013

Gastonia Reverend John D. Houck, Sr., of Gastonia peacefully departed from this life surrounded by the love of his family on July 21, 2013. He was born to the late Charles Houck and Josephine Mantooth Houck on October 24, 1936. He was a loving, caring father and grandfather not only to his family but to his church family. He will be missed by many and loved by all that knew him. He was called...
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David Thomas Payseur, Sr.

December 6, 1934 - July 21, 2013

David Thomas "Flop" Payseur, Sr. 78, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2013 at Peak Resources, Gastonia. He is the son of the late Arthur and Virgie Goodnight Payseur. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Flop was an outstanding baseball player and an avid sports fan. He enjoyed pitching horseshoes and loved his grandchildren. Survivors include, his loving wife of Fifty-eight years, Sue Burch...
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Carol P. Dills

March 6, 1940 - July 21, 2013

Gastonia, NC Carol P. Dills, 73, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2013 at Caromont Regional Medical Center, Gastonia. She was a native of Gaston County, Daughter of the late Virgil B. and Mary Artie Ryan Poole. Survivors include her son, Doug Dills and wife Jackie of Gastonia. Two grandchildren, Zack and Taylor Dills, also of Gastonia. Three Brothers, Ronnie Poole of Bessemer City, Therman Poole...
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Richard Gerald Huffman

July 20, 2013 - July 20, 2013

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by McLean Funeral Directors, Mahaffey Chapel when known.
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Shelby Jean Adams

June 1, 1945 - July 20, 2013

Shelby Jean Mathis Adams, 68, of 585 Mosteller Drive, died Friday, July 19, 2013, at Springs Memorial Hospital. A Service is scheduled for 11:00 am Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at Pleasant Dale Baptist Church. Rev. Jesse Adams will officiate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Monday at McLean Funeral Directors of Lancaster. At...
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John Henry Jeffcoat

July 8, 1935 - July 11, 2013

Gastonia John Henry Jeffcoat, 78, passed away on July 11, 2013. He was a native of Texas. Son of the late W.M. Jeffcoat and Margaret Blasingame Jeffcoat. He was married to Bobbie Glover Jeffcoat, for 39 years. She passed away in October, 2007. He was formerly employed at Duke Energy. He is survived by one son John Henry Jeffcoat Jr. of Missouri and two grandsons Jeff and Scott Peterson of...
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Mary Ellen Jenkins

December 26, 1925 - July 11, 2013

Mrs. Mary Ellen Lineberger Jenkins, 87, of Gastonia, died Thursday, July 11, 2013 at Robin Johnson Hospice House. She was born December 26, 1925 in Gaston County, a daughter of the late John and Cora Gilmore Lineberger. Mrs. Jenkins retired from Eastern Airlines after 20+ years of service. She was a longtime member of Myrtle United Methodist Church. Survivors of Mrs. Jenkins include her...
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Mary Bunton Pritchard

October 3, 1961 - July 10, 2013

GASTONIA — Mary Esther Bunton Pritchard, 51, passed away unexpectedly on July 10, 2013 at her home. A native of Virginia Beach, Va., she was a daughter of the late Edward LeRoy and Marjorie Lane Bunton. Mary was a long-time and active member of First Baptist Church where she had taught Sunday school and worked with the GA's and childcare ministry. She attended First Colonial High School...
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Mary Sue Long

January 4, 1916 - July 10, 2013

Dateline: Hickory, NC Mary Sue Rutledge Long, age 97, died peacefully on July 10, 2013 at Kingston Residence of Hickory. She was born on January 4, 1916 and was daughter of the late William Wert and Myrtle Rhyne Rutledge of Dallas. She lived most of her life in Lowell where she worked in textiles. She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Gastonia where served as a member for 59 years...
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Myrlene Faulkner Neely

April 20, 1923 - July 10, 2013

Dateline: Gastonia Myrlene Faulkner Neely, 90, of Gastonia, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2013. She was a native of Mecklenburg County and the daughter of the late William Faulkner and Myrt Threatt Faulkner. A service to celebrate Myrlene's life will be at 2 PM, Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Ranlo Baptist Church, with Reverend Matt Thomas officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the...
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Joyce P. Kelley Weaver

December 10, 1936 - July 10, 2013

Mrs. Joyce P. Kelley Weaver, 76, loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at the Robin Johnson Hospice House in Dallas. She was a native of Chattanooga, Tennessee and the daughter of the late Parker Kelley and Pearl Powers Kelley. A service to celebrate Joyce's life will be held at 4 PM, Friday, July 12, 2013 in the Founders Chapel of McLean Funeral Directors of...
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Charles Edward Zeigler, Sr.

September 28, 1925 - July 9, 2013

Charlotte Charles Edward Zeigler, Sr. Charles Edward Zeigler, Sr. passed away on July 9, 2013 at his Southminster home in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was born September 28, 1925 in Bogota, New Jersey to Charles B. Zeigler and Nora E. Zeigler. He was previously deceased by his parents, his sister Charleen Z. Kissinger, his brother Branson E. Zeigler and his sister Jean Zeigler, and is...
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Beulah S. Friberg

July 6, 2013

Beulah S. Friberg (nee Starnes), passed away peacefully July 6, 2013. Beloved wife of the late David Jr. Loving mother of Patricia Gerak (Anthony). Dear Grandmother of Alex and Justin. Daughter of Dallas (nee Courtney) and Fred. (both deceased).Sister of Keith, Wilma and the following deceased: Kermit, Frank, Raeford, Edith, Eunice and Jackie. Dear friend and neighbor to many. Visitation will...
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Juanita Tate Cannon

August 5, 1922 - July 6, 2013

Gastonia Juanita Tate Cannon, 90, passed away on Saturday, July 06, 2013 at Courtland Terrace. She was born in Gaffney, SC on August 5, 1922, a daughter of the late Clarence Victor and Gertrude Sheppard Tate. Juanita was a long-time member of Loray Baptist Church. She was a charter member of the Lucille Tatum Club and an ECA member for 66 years. She is survived by her children; son, John...
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George Milton Howe, Jr.

April 16, 1944 - July 1, 2013

CHARLOTTE: George Milton "June" Howe Jr, 69, died July 1, 2013 at home. He was a native of McAdenville; son of the late George Milton Howe, Sr. and Mary Sue Lineberger Howe Stell, brother to the late Mary Ruth Howe. He graduated from Charlotte Country Day School in 1962; graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1966 with a B.S. in Business Administration; he worked his entire career at Knitcraft, Inc....
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Clyde Reeves Anthony

March 12, 1915 - June 30, 2013

Gastonia Clyde Reeves "Dick" Anthony, age 98, passed away on June 30, 2013 at Terrace Ridge. A native of Lincoln County, he was a son of the late Andrew and Hattie Anthony, husband of 73 years to the late Velma Blanche Freeman Anthony. Dick dedicated his life to supporting his family. He was a member of Southminster Presbyterian Church and retired from Southern Railway after 25 years of...
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John Marvin Raines

June 22, 1937 - June 29, 2013

John Marvin Raines, 76, born June 22, 1937, went to be with his heavenly father on June 29, 2013 at the Robin Johnson Hospice House in Dallas. He was native of Landrum, South Carolina and the son of the late John Craven Raines and Mary Ethel Hyder Raines. John was a graduate of Landrum High School and Clemson University. He retired from Pharr Yarns as a Plant Manager and was a veteran of the U.S....
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Frances Carolyn Faulkenberry

March 11, 1944 - June 27, 2013

Frances Carolyn Sims Faulkenberry, 69, of Lancaster, died Thursday, June 27, 2013, at Carolinas Medical Center-Main, Charlotte, NC. A Service is scheduled for 2:00 pm Sunday, June 30, 2013, at Antioch Baptist Church. Rev. Trent McLaughlin will officiate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with Honors rendered by Eastern Star. The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm...
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Frances Dailey Clemmer

June 17, 1922 - June 26, 2013

Gastonia, NC Frances Dailey Clemmer, 91, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 26, 2013. Born in Winston-Salem, she was the daughter of the late George Washington Dailey and Mary White Dailey. Mrs. Clemmer retired as a senior engineer with Southern Bell after 37 years of service. She was a member for over 65 years at First Presbyterian Church where she served as a former deacon, Sunday...
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Jean Hines Barnes

August 12, 1928 - June 25, 2013

Mrs. Jean Elizabeth Hines Barnes, 84, a resident of Kings Mountain, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. She was surrounded by her large and loving family. Jean was born in York, South Carolina on August 12, 1928 to the late Walter and Alda Crawford Hines, the sixth of eleven children. She graduated from Bethany High School and worked in several...
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Etta Lee Ramey Robertson

March 22, 1940 - June 22, 2013

Bessemer City Etta Lee Ramey Robertson, 73, passed away on June 22, 2013 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. She was a native of Gaston County, daughter of the late Odell and Clara Cope Sexton and wife of thirty years of the late Wilburn Lewis Ramey. She was also preceded in death by four sons. Etta retired from the textile industry. She was very active at the Christian Fellowship Assembly. ...
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Frank Ervin Harkey, Jr.

August 12, 1941 - June 19, 2013

Mr. Frank Ervin Harkey, Jr., 71, of Gastonia died Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia. Frank was a native of Gaston County and the son of the late Frank Harkey, Sr., and Ollie Riddle Harkey. Funeral service will be 2 PM, Saturday, June 22, 2013 in the Sanctuary of Sandy Plains Baptist Church, 5323 Union Road, Gastonia, N.C. 28056, with Rev. Dr. Steven Hensley...
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Ralph Kemp Williams

October 20, 1923 - June 18, 2013

Dateline: Gastonia Ralph Kemp Williams, age 89, went to be with his Lord on June 18, 2013. A native of Monroe, he was the son of the late John Lester and Bryte Mary Anne Bass Williams. He was a graduate of Monroe High School and earned his Bachelor and Masters Degrees from Western Carolina University, where he lettered in tennis and cheerleading. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and First...
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Roger Dale Quinn, Sr.

December 14, 1945 - June 17, 2013

Mr. Roger Dale Quinn, Sr., 67, of Gastonia died Monday, June 17, 2013 at his residence. Roger was a native of Gaston County and the son of the late John Matthew Quinn, Sr. and Mildred Hill Quinn. He was the owner of Quinn Textile Service in Gastonia. Funeral service will be 1 PM Thursday, June 20, 2013 in the Founders Chapel of McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia. The family will receive friends...
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Dana Keith Davis

September 24, 1946 - June 15, 2013

Dana Keith Davis, 66, passed away June 15, 2013 while in the loving care of the VA Liberty Hospice in Salisbury after a long battle with cancer. Keith was born September 24, 1946 in Gastonia to the late Ralph William and Kay Wright Davis. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers, Gary and Billy Davis. Keith served his country as an officer in the US Army from 1966...
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James Dennis Smith

December 27, 1958 - June 15, 2013

Gastonia, NC James Dennis Smith, 54, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 15. Born in Gastonia, he was the son of James Gordon Smith of Gastonia and the late Barbara Huffman Smith. Mr. Smith was a plumber and avid fisherman who loved the outdoors. In addition to his father, Mr. Smith is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Michael Dennis Smith and Kathleen Smith of Statesville; daughter,...
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