Celebrity Obituaries

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Denise Cline Butler

December 16, 1962 - April 6, 2020

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

November 21, 1965 - April 5, 2020

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

March 2, 1959 - April 5, 2020

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

January 11, 1943 - March 30, 2020

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

January 31, 1932 - March 24, 2020

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

September 19, 1934 - March 24, 2020

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

October 9, 1931 - March 20, 2020

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

March 27, 1960 - March 14, 2020

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

October 25, 1963 - March 13, 2020

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

October 13, 1928 - March 10, 2020

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

June 23, 1967 - March 8, 2020

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

November 12, 1953 - March 7, 2020

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

February 2, 1938 - March 7, 2020

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

May 17, 1945 - March 6, 2020

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

September 23, 1947 - March 5, 2020

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

July 26, 1966 - March 2, 2020

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

September 2, 1949 - March 1, 2020

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

July 15, 1937 - March 1, 2020

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

September 18, 1943 - February 29, 2020

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

July 15, 1940 - February 26, 2020

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

May 10, 1937 - February 23, 2020

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

February 22, 1955 - February 22, 2020

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

February 24, 1974 - February 21, 2020

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

July 29, 1934 - February 21, 2020

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

April 14, 1937 - February 20, 2020

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

December 8, 1943 - February 15, 2020

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

July 19, 1956 - February 12, 2020

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

May 18, 1963 - February 6, 2020

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

July 17, 1951 - February 6, 2020

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

September 21, 1948 - February 4, 2020

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

April 16, 1949 - January 31, 2020

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

June 26, 1932 - January 30, 2020

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

April 7, 1941 - January 29, 2020

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

January 28, 1936 - January 27, 2020

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

October 26, 1944 - January 27, 2020

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

March 27, 1944 - January 23, 2020

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

October 22, 1932 - January 22, 2020

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

January 16, 1958 - January 20, 2020

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

February 3, 1937 - January 20, 2020

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

December 12, 1927 - January 19, 2020

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

July 17, 1961 - January 17, 2020

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

September 28, 1928 - January 17, 2020

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

January 8, 1966 - January 15, 2020

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

January 17, 1932 - January 15, 2020

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

February 20, 1949 - January 15, 2020

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

May 25, 1946 - January 14, 2020

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

May 2, 1936 - January 13, 2020

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

September 15, 1950 - January 11, 2020

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

August 17, 1969 - January 11, 2020

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

December 8, 1940 - January 10, 2020

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

October 26, 1932 - January 9, 2020

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

July 17, 1944 - January 7, 2020

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

April 8, 1944 - January 4, 2020

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

July 7, 1954 - January 3, 2020

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

June 10, 1928 - January 3, 2020

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

March 10, 1962 - January 3, 2020

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

July 17, 1943 - January 3, 2020

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

July 30, 1963 - January 2, 2020

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

April 1, 1964 - January 2, 2020

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

June 1, 1937 - January 2, 2020

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

January 2, 1952 - January 1, 2020

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

June 18, 1939 - December 29, 2019

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

May 15, 1963 - December 23, 2019

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

July 6, 1964 - December 23, 2019

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

March 16, 1953 - December 23, 2019

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

September 21, 1934 - December 21, 2019

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

June 9, 1953 - December 19, 2019

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

December 21, 1933 - December 17, 2019

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

October 5, 1959 - December 14, 2019

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

April 29, 1956 - December 13, 2019

Becky Phillips Gulledge 1956 - 2019 Gastonia – Rebecca Faye "Becky" Gulledge, 63 passed away peacefully on December 13, 2019 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. She was born in Gaston County, on April 29, 1956 to the late Donald Thomas Phillips, Sr and Edna Faye Phillips. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Edward Stroupe and brother-in-law, Jerry...
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Ethan Jerrod King

September 1, 1989 - December 11, 2019

Ethan Jerrod King 1989-2019 Mt. Holly – Ethan Jerrod King, 30 passed away suddenly on December 11, 2019. He was born in Mecklenburg County on September 1, 1989. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Donald King, Sr., Shirley Moss, and Billy Ray Greenway, Sr. Ethan was a graduate of East Gaston High School. He was an electrician by trade. Ethan loved being at his family...
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Joe L. Carpenter

November 9, 1929 - December 11, 2019

Joe L Carpenter 1929-2019 Gastonia – Joe Leonard Carpenter, 90 went home to be with his Lord on December 11, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Gaston County on November 9, 1929 to the late Julius Odell and Gracie Mae Small Carpenter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Brenda Thompson, Howard Carpenter and Elzie Carpenter....
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Jackie Dewayne Bradley

June 5, 1963 - December 7, 2019

Dallas – Jackie Dewayne Bradley, 56 went home to be with his Lord on December 7, 2019 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center He was born in Gaston County, North Carolina on June 5, 1963 to the late Edward Elbert and Vickie McGill Bradley. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his Step – Daughter Amy Brown Adkins, brother in law Bobby Aldridge and good friend Lloyd Neal. He...
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Donald "Don" Richard Greene

February 28, 1962 - December 6, 2019

Don Greene 1962-2019 Gastonia – Donald Richard (Don) Greene, 57, passed away peacefully on December 6, 2019 surrounded by family. Don was a remarkable young man; he was very adventurous and an avid hiker, and he was known by all those close to him for his creativity and craftsmanship. He was born in Gaston County on February 28, 1962, to Joy Dellinger Greene and the late Ben Greene. ...
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Jack Craig Ford, Jr.

June 20, 1948 - December 4, 2019

Stanley – Reverend Dr. Jack Craig Ford, Jr., 71 went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on December 4, 2019 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center with his loving family by his side. He was born in Gaston County on June 20, 1948 to Jack Craig Ford and Audie Phillips Forner. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife of 51 years, Jean Wall Ford and son-in-law...
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Donald Eugene McGaha

August 26, 1954 - December 2, 2019

Donald McGaha 1954 - 2019 Gastonia – Donald Eugene McGaha, 65 went home to be with his Lord on December 2, 2019 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was born in Gaston County, on August 26, 1954 to the late Walter and Dorothy Smith McGaha. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his sisters, Alice Cantrell, Brenda McDowell and a brother, David McGaha. Left to cherish...
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Mary Louise Gaither Parker

August 12, 1936 - December 2, 2019

Louise Parker 1936-2019 Dallas – Mary Louise Gaither Parker, 83, passed away peacefully on December 2, 2019 at the Robin Johnson House. She was born in Mecklenburg County on August 12, 1936 to the late Tommy and Frances Gaither. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Frank Parker who died December 7, 2018; and her brothers, Tommy Gaither and Sonny...
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Helen Spearman

September 10, 1926 - November 27, 2019

Helen Spearman 1926-2019 Newton – Helen Spearman, 93, born on September 10, 1926 passed away November 27, 2019. Formerly of Laurens, SC and Ellijay, Georgia and Maiden, NC; she has lived the last year at Abernethy Laurels nursing home in Newton, NC. She was preceded in death by her husband Bob Spearman and her son John Robert Spearman. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am...
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Martha Neal Galloway

March 19, 1926 - November 27, 2019

Martha Neal Galloway 1926-2019 GASTONIA – Martha Rachel Neal Galloway, 93, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on November 27, 2019 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was a native of Lincoln County, born March 19, 1926 to the late Green Berry Neal and Florence Rachel Leonhardt Neal. In addition to her parents; she was preceded in death by her husband of 67...
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Dorothy Jenkins Blake

January 6, 1943 - November 26, 2019

Dorothy Jenkins Blake 1943 - 2019 Dallas- Dorothy Jenkins Blake, 76 passed away November 26, 2019 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. She was born in Gaston County, NC to late Thomas Lee Jenkins and Bertha Whisnant Jenkins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Johnny Blake; her 3 children, Clara, Grant and Dana Blake; her sisters, Nancy J....
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Linda Lane

April 4, 1957 - November 25, 2019

Linda Diane Lane, 62, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 25, 2019 at the Robin Johnson House, Dallas with her loving family by her side. Linda was born in Gastonia on April 4, 1957 and was the daughter of the late Vernon Lane and Geraldine Plyler Williams. Linda was a graduate of Hunter Huss High School and was very active with Hunter Huss Alumi events. She was a long time member...
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Bobby Dean Leigh, Sr.

March 13, 1941 - November 24, 2019

Bobby Dean Leigh, Sr 1941-2019 Bessemer City – Bobby Dean Leigh, Sr., 78 went home to be with his Lord on November 24, 2019 at Atrium Health Care-Pineville. He was born in Gaston County on March 13, 1941 to the late Theodore Joseph Leigh and Willard Juanita Bridges Leigh. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his siblings, Wilbur and Rachel Leigh; brothers-in-law, Gary...
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Clyde Ronald "Ronnie" Wright

July 26, 1949 - November 20, 2019

Ronnie Wright 1949-2019 Gastonia – Clyde Ronald "Ronnie" Wright, 70, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 20th in his home surrounded by his family. A lifelong resident of Gastonia, Ronnie is the son of the late Clyde Roscoe Wright and Lena Smith Wright. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Mike Georgion. Ronnie was a member of Calvary...
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Jack Burgess Pressley, Jr.

April 30, 1943 - November 19, 2019

Jack Burgess Pressley, Jr., 76, passed away peacefully on November 19, 2019 at Agape Hospice, Columbia, South Carolina with his loving family by his side. Jack was born in Charleston County, South Carolina on April 30, 1943. He was the son of the late Jack Burgess Pressley, Sr. and Ruth Kelly Pressley. Jack was a veteran of the United States Army serving in Viet Nam where he was awarded a...
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Charles Rayburn Lunsford

April 5, 1926 - November 18, 2019

Charles Rayburn Lunsford 1926-2019 Gastonia – Charles Rayburn Lunsford, 93 went home to be with his Lord on November 18, 2019 at Woodlawn Haven Assisted Living, Mt. Holly, NC. He was born in Bibb County, Georgia on April 5, 1926 to the late Orbie Henry Lunsford and Mary Adams Lunsford. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Wilson Lunsford; brothers,...
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Lois Walker

May 14, 1931 - November 16, 2019

Lois Green Walker, 88, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Courtland Terrace. She was born in McMinn County, Tennessee and was the daughter of the late John Willard Green and Wanda Gray Green. Lois was a member of Ranlo Baptist Church. She dearly loved her family and her greatest enjoyment was spending time with them. In her leisure time she enjoyed reading. She was...
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Garry Charles "Pete" Bain

October 13, 1943 - November 13, 2019

Garry "Pete" Bain 1943 -2019 Belmont – Garry Charles "Pete" Bain, 76 went home to be with his Lord on November 13, 2019 at CMC-Main (Atrium), Charlotte, NC. He was born in Gaston County on October 13, 1943 to the late Robert Lee Bain and Berline Moore Bain. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Bobby Bain. Pete was very active at South Point High School...
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JoAnn Huggins Lyon

September 24, 1937 - November 13, 2019

JoAnn Huggins Lyon, 82, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at Alexandria Place. JoAnn was born in Gaston County and was the daughter of the late James and Ruby Hodge Huggins. JoAnn was a member of South Gastonia Church of God and a former member of Yorkwood Church of God where she was a member of the Choir. She will be remembered by her skill as a decorator, arts and...
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Gretchen Patterson Winter

December 13, 1961 - November 12, 2019

Gretchen Patterson Winter 1961 - 2019 Gastonia – Gretchen Patterson Winter, 57 passed away suddenly on November 12, 2019. She was born in Gaston County, North Carolina on December 13, 1961. She was preceded in death by a brother, Eric Gordon Patterson, and a sister, Karen Kalbach. Gretchen was in Real Estate and Apartment Management. Survivors include her parents, Gordon and Ruth...
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Gretchen Patterson Winter

December 13, 1961 - November 12, 2019

Gretchen Patterson Winter 1961 - 2019 Gastonia – Gretchen Patterson Winter, 57 passed away suddenly on November 12, 2019. She was born in Gaston County, North Carolina on December 13, 1961. She was preceded in death by a brother, Eric Gordan Patterson, and a sister Karen Kalbach. Gretchen was in Real Estate and Apartment Management. Survivors include her parents, Gordan and Ruth...
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William Burton "Burt" Raby, , Sr

May 11, 1932 - November 10, 2019

Belmont – William Burton "Burt" Raby, Sr., 87 went home to be with his Lord on November 10, 2019 at Salisbury Veterans Hospice Hospital. He was born in Gaston County on May 11, 1932 to the late Ralph and Lura Hensley Raby. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his children, Derek Steven Raby, Chris Raby and Renee Watson; his brothers, Herman and Jake Raby, sister Doris Misner...
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Betty Wright Ford

February 13, 1941 - November 10, 2019

Betty Ford 1941-2019 Belmont - Betty Jean Wright Ford, 78, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at her home with her loving family by her side. Betty was born in Townes County, Georgia and was the daughter of the late Howard and Lenora Cheeks Wright. Betty retired from Pharr Yarns, Inc. and was a very active member of Independent Baptist Tabernacle, Dallas under the...
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Linda Jean Ledford Whisnant

April 16, 1952 - November 9, 2019

Linda Ledford Whisnant 1952 - 2019 Gastonia – Linda Jean Ledford Whisnant, 67, passed away peacefully on November 9, 2019, at her mother's residence with her family by her side. She was born in Gaston County on April 16, 1952, to Ruth Rogers Ledford and the late Dewitt Ledford. She was a member of United Baptist Church and retired after working in sales for many years. Survivors...
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JeanAnn Mullinax Simpson

March 1, 1947 - November 9, 2019

JeanAnn Simpson 1947 - 2019 Stanley – JeanAnn Mullinax Simpson, 72 passed away peacefully on November 9, 2019 at her residence with her family by her side. She was born in Asheville, NC on March 1, 1947 to the late Gilbert and Mae Pegg Mullinax. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Larry and his wife Lorraine Mullinax. JeanAnn was a loving wife, mother and...
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Oanh Van Truong

December 6, 1928 - November 5, 2019

Oanh Truong 1928 - 2019 Gastonia – Oanh Van Truong, 90, formerly of Belmont, it is with great sadness we announce the death of our father. He transitioned from this life on November 5, 2019. Oanh Truong was a native of Vietnam born on December 6, 1928. He was the son of the late Nguyen Truong and Ngan Tran. Oanh served in the Military during the Vietnam War. He rose to the rank of...
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Pamela Lynn Maynor Ball

December 17, 1950 - November 2, 2019

Pamela Maynor Ball 1950 - 2019 Belmont – Pamela Lynn Maynor Ball, 68, passed away peacefully on November 2, 2019 at the Wellington House with her family by her side. She was born in Beckley, West Virginia on December 17, 1950 to the late Tracy Lawrence Maynor, Jr. and Ruby Jewell Berry Maynor. Pam received her Master's degree in Nursing and worked as a Health Care Administrator for...
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Jimmy Eason

August 7, 1951 - October 30, 2019

Jimmy Eason 1951 - 2019 Gastonia - James Clyde Eason, Jr. "Jimmy", 68, passed away on October 30, 2019 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was born August 7, 1951, in Gaston County, son of the late James Clyde Eason, Sr. and Naomi Johnson Eason Mauldin. He was a member of Soul's Harbor Tabernacle where he faithfully served as the adult Sunday school teacher for many years and was a...
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James Clingman "Diz" Heffner, Jr.

December 9, 1919 - October 22, 2019

James C. Heffner, Jr., 1919 - 2019 Maiden – James Clingman Heffner, Jr., "Diz" – 99, passed away on October 22, 2019 at his residence. He was born in Maiden, NC on December 9, 1919. He was the son of the late James C. Heffner, Sr., and Carrie Finger Heffner. In addition to his parents, JC was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Bessie McNeilly Heffner; as well as six...
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James "Bobby" Robert Lemley, Sr.

July 4, 1943 - October 20, 2019

James "Bobby" Lemley 1943 - 2019 Gastonia – James Robert "Bobby" Lemley, Sr., 76 went home to be with his Lord on October 20, 2019 at the Robin Johnson House. He was born in Gaston County on July 4, 1943 to the late William and Aileen Frances Martin Lemley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Evalou Rudisill, Leroy, Earl, Mitchell, Billy and Barbara...
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Scooter Coleman

October 2, 1946 - October 19, 2019

Scooter Coleman 1946-2019 Gastonia - Odell "Scooter" Coleman, 73, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Robin Johnson House with his loving family by his side. He was born in Lincoln County and was the son of the late Raymond and Stella Carter Coleman. "Scooter" was the proud owner of Scooters Car Wash & Detail of 40 years. He was a collector of cars and motorcycles. ...
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