Celebrity Obituaries

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Jerry B O'Donoghue

March 13, 1952 - April 8, 2021

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

April 25, 1940 - April 6, 2021

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

October 26, 1947 - April 6, 2021

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

September 19, 1966 - April 4, 2021

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

January 17, 1948 - April 2, 2021

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

September 13, 1947 - March 31, 2021

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

December 18, 1926 - March 31, 2021

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

June 28, 1957 - March 30, 2021

Renard Lance Haywood 1957 - 2021 New York – Renard Lance Haywood, 63, of Cambria Heights, NY, died March 30, 2021. Renard was born June 28, 1957 to the late Rommie Lemuel Haywood, Sr. and Rosa Wilson Haywood. He was an electrical engineer working for General Dynamics. Left to cherish his memory is a brother Rommie Lemuel Haywood, Jr., a sister, Rita Haywood, and a host of other relatives...
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Kelton "Kelly" Elbert Pennington II

October 27, 1961 - March 30, 2021

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

June 6, 1998 - March 30, 2021

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

November 18, 1944 - March 30, 2021

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

August 2, 1928 - March 29, 2021

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

August 26, 1936 - March 28, 2021

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

September 25, 1932 - March 24, 2021

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

February 18, 1958 - March 23, 2021

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

October 30, 1935 - March 22, 2021

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

August 14, 1938 - March 21, 2021

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

August 17, 1938 - March 18, 2021

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

September 22, 1968 - March 17, 2021

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

November 12, 1934 - March 16, 2021

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

January 18, 1946 - March 16, 2021

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

June 18, 1946 - March 15, 2021

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

January 30, 1952 - March 12, 2021

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

November 22, 1962 - March 11, 2021

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

November 14, 1975 - March 10, 2021

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

March 10, 1950 - March 10, 2021

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

October 6, 1950 - March 8, 2021

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

June 29, 1954 - March 6, 2021

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

September 13, 1952 - March 3, 2021

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

December 10, 1960 - March 3, 2021

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

May 22, 1979 - February 26, 2021

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

February 17, 1970 - February 25, 2021

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

December 11, 1932 - February 24, 2021

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

June 16, 1934 - February 19, 2021

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

August 7, 1934 - February 17, 2021

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

January 11, 1948 - February 12, 2021

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

June 8, 1934 - February 12, 2021

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

April 24, 1930 - February 11, 2021

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

July 27, 1942 - February 8, 2021

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

April 5, 1944 - February 8, 2021

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

July 7, 1918 - February 6, 2021

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

July 25, 1944 - February 6, 2021

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

September 7, 1965 - February 5, 2021

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

February 2, 2021 - February 2, 2021

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

July 10, 1949 - February 1, 2021

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

May 21, 1928 - January 31, 2021

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

July 17, 1968 - January 31, 2021

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

December 17, 1970 - January 27, 2021

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

September 28, 1935 - January 26, 2021

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

August 5, 1938 - January 25, 2021

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

March 9, 1930 - January 25, 2021

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

May 25, 1934 - January 24, 2021

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

July 13, 1939 - January 23, 2021

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

January 1, 1980 - January 21, 2021

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

April 28, 1928 - January 21, 2021

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

February 6, 1931 - January 19, 2021

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

May 29, 1948 - January 17, 2021

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

June 7, 1954 - January 14, 2021

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

February 17, 1942 - January 14, 2021

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

November 8, 1951 - January 12, 2021

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

September 25, 1933 - January 11, 2021

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

June 30, 1995 - January 9, 2021

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

July 20, 1998 - January 8, 2021

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

May 2, 1938 - January 8, 2021

Acie Quinn Wells, 82, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 8, 2021 at White Oak Manor, Charlotte and he was born on May 2, 1938 in Gastonia and is the son of the late Campbell and Helen Skidmore Wells. Acie was a loving son, brother and friend to so many. He will truly be missed by so many. Acie loved Burger King and always enjoyed eating Ice Cream. Acie worked in the Construction...
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John "Tony" Bryant

September 15, 1949 - January 6, 2021

John Anthony Bryant 1949 - 2021 Kings Mountain – John "Tony" Anthony Bryant, 71, went home to be with the Lord on January 6, 2021 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia. He was born on September 15, 1949 in Franklin, North Carolina to the late John and Emma Bryant. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister Barbara Nations. John was a member of Harvest...
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Charles Monroe Hedrick

August 23, 1944 - January 2, 2021

Charles Monroe Hedrick 1944 - 2021 Morganton – Charles Monroe Hedrick, 76, passed away on January 2, 2021, at Carolina Healthcare Blue Ridge in Morganton, North Carolina. He was born on August 23, 1944, in Mecklenburg County to the late Jake and Vannie Hedrick. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers Gene, Randy, Steven, and Aubrey Hedrick. Charles was a...
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Roy Samuel Hammett

August 28, 1940 - January 2, 2021

Roy Samuel Hammett 1940 - 2021 Kings Mountain – Roy Samuel Hammett – 80, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on January 2, 2021 at Atrium Health-Main. He was born in Spartanburg County, South Carolina on August 28, 1940 to the late J.D. Hammett and Viola Fowler Hammett. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Linda Garris Hammett; and...
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Melvin Broughton Stokes

February 3, 1944 - December 30, 2020

Melvin B. Stokes 1944 - 2020 Gastonia – Melvin Broughton Stokes, 76, passed away on December 30, 2020 at the Robin Johnson House, Dallas, NC. He was born in Pitt County, North Carolina on February 3, 1944 to the late Jennings Bryan and Mamie Rouse Stokes. He is also preceded in death by several brothers and sisters. Melvin retired from Case Heavy Equipment Company in Wilmington, NC...
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Billy Joe Deaton

March 18, 1929 - December 29, 2020

Billy Joe Deaton 1929 - 2020 Gastonia - Billy Joe Deaton, 91, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at Brian Center, Hendersonville. Billy Joe was born in Cramerton on March 18, 1929 and is the son of the late Creed Shelby and Minnie Ella Reinhardt Deaton. Billy Joe was a graduate of Gastonia High School, he then entered the United States Army during the Korean War. After...
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Tamie Kelley Smith

July 13, 1967 - December 27, 2020

Tamie K. Smith 1967 - 2020 Kings Mountain – Tamie Kelley Smith, 53, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on December 27, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Seneca, SC on July 13, 1967 to John and Gail Kelley. She was preceded in death by her nephew and niece, Seth Kelley and Leah Shipman. Tamie was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church. ...
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Fran Brayton Screws

June 9, 1944 - December 25, 2020

FRAN SCREWS 1944-2020 Fran Brayton Screws, 76, of Belmont went to be with the Lord on December 25, 2020, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. She was born June 9, 1944, in Burlington, Vermont to the late Raymond and Catherine Cheeseman Brayton. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her husband of over 30 years, Cleo Screws, and a brother Frank Brayton. She was a...
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Eloise Armstrong Buthe

July 2, 1932 - December 23, 2020

Eloise Armstrong Buthe 1932 – 2020 Gastonia - Eloise Armstrong Buthe, 88, passed away on December 23, 2020. Eloise was born in Gaston County on July 2, 1932. She was the daughter of Ralph M. Armstrong (Buck) and Louise Gaston Armstrong. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by husbands, Hugh Allen Mullis and Egon Buthe and siblings, Ralph M. Armstrong, Jr. and Betty Jean...
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Doris "Dot" Ervin

November 15, 1936 - December 22, 2020

Doris "Dot" Ervin 1936 - 2020 Gastonia - Doris "Dot" Dickerson Ervin, 84, passed away peacefully on December 22nd at Courtland Terrace. She was born in Gaston County, NC on November 15, 1936 to the late Charlie H. and Margaret Lowe Dickerson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Nancy Massey and Margaret Rose Irvin. Dot was a member of Maylo United...
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Bob Hue Teague

July 22, 1934 - December 20, 2020

Bob H. Teague 1934 - 2020 Gastonia – Bobby Hue "Bob" Teague, 86 passed away on December 20th at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was born in Clover, South Carolina on July 22, 1934 to the late Ermon and Pearl McCurry Teague. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Amy Teague and a brother, Roger Teague. Bob was a US Air Force Veteran serving...
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Betty Anthony Mincey

August 14, 1930 - December 18, 2020

Betty Mincey 1930 - 2020 Smyrna, GA – Betty Anthony Mincey, 90, formerly of Gastonia, NC passed away on December 18, 2020 at Delmar Gardens of Smyrna, Georgia. She was born in Gaston County, NC on August 14, 1930 to the late Irene Martin Anthony and Edgar Anthony. She was preceded in death by her husband Hugh Mincey and brother John Anthony. Betty was a member of Pisgah ARP Church. ...
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Shelby Sparrow Ferguson

October 11, 1937 - December 18, 2020

Shelby Ferguson 1937- 2020 Gastonia – Shelby Sparrow Ferguson, 83, passed away peacefully on December 18, 2020 at Brookdale – Robinwood. She was born in Gaston County on October 11, 1937 to the late Frank and Lois Hallman Sparrow. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Louise Keener. Shelby was a faithful member of West Avenue Presbyterian for many...
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Lamar "Yock" Wesley Stroupe

January 22, 1929 - December 18, 2020

Lamar W "Yock" Stroupe 1929-2020 Dallas - Lamar Wesley (Yock) Stroupe, 91, passed away December 18, 2020, at Morningside of Gastonia after a battle with pneumonia. He was born January 22, 1929, to the late Henry and Wilma Arthurs Stroupe. A native and lifelong resident of Dallas, most people simply knew him as Yock, a nickname he acquired as a young boy that stuck with him his entire life...
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Calvin Caldwell Hart

February 21, 1925 - December 17, 2020

Calvin C. Hart 1925 - 2020 Mt. Holly – Calvin Caldwell Hart, 95, passed away peacefully on December 17th at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Hart was born in Gaston County on February 21, 1925 to the late Marion and Cora Keller Hart. Mr. Calvin Hart was a very active member of New Covenant United Methodist Church. He was a US Navy World War II Veteran and married the...
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Ted William Kennedy

October 21, 1948 - December 16, 2020

Ted William Kennedy, 72, beloved son, husband, father, brother and grandfather passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was born in Stanley on October 21, 1948 and is the son of the late Willis T. Kennedy and Alma Small Kennedy Homesley. Ted was a graduate of Stanley High School and attended Gaston College. He is the owner of Sapphire Bay...
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Mark Alan Harris II

November 22, 1994 - December 14, 2020

Mark Alan Harris II, 26, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 14, 2020 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center, Gastonia. Mark was born in Gastonia on November 22, 1994 and is the son of Mark Alan Harris of Gastonia and Sheila Harris Davidson of Clover, South Carolina. Mark was an Automotive Technician. He loved to play video games, play with his children, cook and could cook a "Mean...
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Stanton Austin Davis

April 3, 1935 - December 13, 2020

Stanton Davis 1935 - 2020 Stanton Austin Davis, 85, died in Birmingham, Alabama, on Sunday, December 13th at Mount Royal Towers. He was born in Banks County, Georgia on April 3, 1935 to the late Rufus Clinton and Effie Westbrook Davis. Stanton grew up in Gastonia, NC, before joining the United States Army. For more than 30 years, he worked for Wix Filters in various roles, with his last...
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Roger Dale Pope

December 30, 1952 - December 13, 2020

Gastonia – Roger Dale Pope, 67, passed away on December 13, 2020 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center Gastonia. He was born in Catawba County on December 30, 1952 to the late Earl Lee and Anna Bolick Pope. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Mike Pope and brother, Bobby Lee Pope. He was a Service Tech for Dominion Energy formerly Public Service for many...
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Marion Elizabeth Rose

September 9, 1930 - December 12, 2020

Marion Rose 1947- 2020 Dallas – Marion Elizabeth Rose, 90, passed away peacefully on December 12, 2020 at Caromont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia. She was born in Rehoboth Massachusetts on September 9, 1930 to the late John and Louise Dias. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her beloved husband Joseph Rose. Marion is survived by her son David Rose and his...
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Anson Williams

November 10, 2020 - December 11, 2020

David Anson Williams November 10, 2020 – December 11, 2020 Gastonia - Anson was born during a pandemic, and in a time of darkness and loneliness, he brought to the world the brightest eyes and the biggest smile. His parents were so proud of him and called him their hero because he brought them to Christ and to be better people. He was such a beautiful and happy baby. His time on earth...
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Shirley Anne Leonard Childers

October 6, 1936 - December 9, 2020

Shirley Leonard Childers 1936- 2020 Gastonia – Shirley Anne Leonard Childers, 84 passed away on December 9, 2020 at Alexandria Place, Gastonia. She was born in Vance County, NC to the late George and Vangilee Poole Leonard; she was also preceded in death by her loving husband of over 50 years, Charles Vance Childers, Sr. Shirley was a charter member of Maranatha Temple Church of God....
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Stefanie Rubenstein Ross

March 19, 1974 - December 8, 2020

Dallas – Stefanie Rubenstein Ross, 46, went home to be with her Lord on December 8, 2020 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center, Gastonia. She was born in Miami, Fla., on March 19, 1974. Stefanie married the love of her life and high school sweetheart, David Ross, in 1992. She spent a life in service along side of her husband, David, at Bessemer City Community Church where he currently...
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William "Billy Ray" Rhyne, Jr.

June 28, 1942 - December 8, 2020

Billy Ray Rhyne, Jr. 1942-2020 Gastonia - William "Billy Ray" Rhyne, Jr., 78, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. Billy Ray was born in Gastonia on June 28, 1942 and is the son of the late William "Bill" Rhyne, Sr. and Gladys Viola Powell Rhyne. Billy Ray was a graduate of Dallas High School and a 1964 Graduate of Lenior Rhyne, where...
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Ronald "Ron" Corbet Bingnear

August 9, 1935 - December 3, 2020

Ron Bingnear 1935 - 2020 Gastonia – Ronald "Ron" Corbet Bingnear, 85, passed away on December 3, 2020 at Peak Resources - Gastonia. He was born in Chester, PA on August 9, 1935 to the late Daniel Corbet and Helen Armstrong Bingnear. Ron was a veteran of the US Air Force. After serving his country, he worked many years in sales and was also a lay minister spreading God's word. He...
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Frankie Melissa Sarvis

July 3, 1953 - December 2, 2020

Frankie Melissa Sarvis, 67, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. She was born in Gaston County on July 3, 1953 and is the daughter of the late Frank "Cotton" Sarvis and Hazel Johnson Sarvis. Frankie was a graduate of Livingstone College, Salisbury, NC and was employed by the Gaston County Department of Social Services for many years. She...
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Philip Thornburg

October 12, 1939 - December 1, 2020

Philip Thornburg 1939 - 2020 Dallas – Philip Gaston Thornburg, 81, passed away on December 1, 2020 at the Robin Johnson House surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Gaston County, NC on October 12, 1939 to the late Will and Edna Leagon Thornburg. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Janell Lay Thornburg and his beloved daughter, Allison...
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Michael George Stergos

July 15, 1938 - November 28, 2020

Michael George Stergos, 82, passed away peacefully Saturday, November 28, 2020 at the Robin Johnson House, Dallas, North Carolina. He was born on July 15, 1938 in Tarpon Springs, Florida and is the son of the late George M. and Erine Milissi Stergos. Michael is a member of Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Tarpon Springs, Florida. He is a member and former Lt. Governor of AHEPA in...
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Ruth Ann Powers Ferns

January 30, 1939 - November 27, 2020

Gastonia – Ruth Ann Ferns, 81 passed away on November 27, 2020 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. She was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island on January 30, 1939 to the late Andrew and Ruth Bullock Powers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years, Edward Joseph Ferns, daughter Patricia Parlier and a son Edward Joseph Ferns, Jr. Ruth worked and...
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Margaret Bumgardner Lingerfelt

November 29, 1930 - November 27, 2020

Margaret Moore Lingerfelt 1930- 2020 Gastonia – Margaret Bumgardner Lingerfelt, 89, passed away on November 27, 2020 at Lincolnton Rehabilitation Center. She was born November 29, 1930 in Gaston County, NC to the late William Lee and Artie Heffner Bumgardner; in addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husbands, Clarence Moore and David Lingerfelt; brothers, Dewey,...
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Leon Rhyne, Jr.

April 5, 1940 - November 25, 2020

Leon L. Rhyne, Jr. 1940 - 2020 Chapel Hill – Leon Little Rhyne, Jr., 80, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. He was born in Fayetteville (Cumberland County) on April 5, 1940 to the late Leon Little Rhyne, Sr. and Alieta Beam Rhyne. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, John Rhyne; his lifelong companion Margrue Booker. Leon was a...
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Peggy Huntley Keilhack

September 16, 1941 - November 23, 2020

Peggy Huntley Keilhack 1941- 2020 Gastonia – Peggy Huntley Keilhack, 79, passed away peacefully on November 23, 2020 at Robin Johnson House in Dallas, North Carolina. She was born in Mecklenburg County, NC to the late Joe White Huntley and the late Margaret Morrow Elliott. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Hans Otto Keilhack. She was co-founder...
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John Henry Graeber

July 10, 1927 - November 21, 2020

John Henry Graeber, 93, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at Terrace Ridge Assisted Living, Gastonia with his loving family by his side. John was born in China Grove, North Carolina on July 10, 1927 and is the son of the late John Luther and Anna Rentner Graeber. John was a graduate of Cannon High School, Kannapolis, where he was in the Marching Band. He is a veteran of...
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Carolyn Travis Huggins

February 8, 1941 - November 20, 2020

Carolyn Huggins 1941- 2020 Dallas – Carolyn Travis Huggins, 79 passed away peacefully on November 20, 2020 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Catawba County, NC on February 8, 1941 to the late Alexander and Pauline Elizabeth Cranford Travis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Sarah St. Laurent; son, Gerald Preast; and...
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Hazel Goins Pressley

August 2, 1933 - November 18, 2020

Hazel Pressley 1933 - 2020 Lowell – Hazel Goins Pressley, 87, formerly of Charlotte, passed away peacefully on November 18th at Suncoast Hospice while she was in Florida with her daughter. She was born in Gaston County, NC on August 2, 1933 to the late Romie and Oma Hampton Goins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Torrence Pressley; and by her...
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Leo Andrew Helfer

August 8, 1938 - November 12, 2020

Leo Helfer 1938 - 2020 Morganton - Leo Andrew Helfer, age 82, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 12th He was born August 8, 1938 in Gastonia. He married Paula Ann Helfer on November 9, 1968. Leo was a veteran of the armed forces, serving in the U.S. Army before becoming a tax auditor with the NCESC. After retiring, he enjoyed working in his garden and basking in nature. He...
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Rebecca Evitt Weathers

February 21, 1940 - November 12, 2020

Rebecca "Becky" Evitt Bost Weathers, 80, passed away peacefully on November 12, 2020 at the Tucker Hospice House of Hospice and Palliative Care of Cabarrus County, Kannapolis. Becky was born in Gastonia on February 21, 1940 and is the daughter of the late James Leonard and Lena Rogers Evitt. Becky was a graduate of Ashley High School and retired from the United States Postal Service. She was...
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