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Timothy Mark Rhyne

January 19, 1963 - May 19, 2022

Gastonia – Timothy Mark Rhyne, 59, passed away peacefully on May 19, 2022 at his residence surrounded by his sisters and family. He was born in Gaston County on January 19, 1963 to the late Jerry Stewart Rhyne and Judy Ann Clark Rhyne; In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by grandparents, Lloyd and Grace Lewis Clark. Survivors include his sisters, Jerri Rhyne Costner and...
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Michael Gordon Smith

July 2, 1949 - May 19, 2022

Gastonia – Michael Gordon Smith, 72, passed away May 19, 2022, at Courtland Terrace surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Gaston County on July 2, 1949 to the late Howard and Helen Smith. Michael was an avid sportsman that not only enjoyed watching sports but also going hunting and fishing. He spent his career as an OSHA Inspector. He and Diane are proud members of Sandy...
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I. Warner Doles III

September 16, 1940 - May 17, 2022

Gastonia – Dr. Iverson Warner Doles III, 81, ran into the arms of his Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ his Lord and Savior on May 17, 2022 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Birmingham, Alabama on September 16, 1940 to the late Iverson Warner Doles, Jr and Sarah Daniels Doles. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers,...
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Sidney Eugene Hamilton

April 10, 1944 - May 16, 2022

Bessemer City – Sidney Eugene Hamilton, 78, passed away suddenly on May 16, 2022, at his residence. He was born in Rockingham, (Richmond) North Carolina on April 10, 1944 to the late Worth Alexander Hamilton, Sr. and Grace Collins Hamilton. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Wayne Hamilton. Sidney was a graduate of Ashley High school and a graduate of...
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Annie Sue Mauney Phillips

January 3, 1941 - May 15, 2022

Cramerton - Annie Sue Mauney Phillips, 81, entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at Atrium Health-Main surrounded by her family. Annie was born in Gaston County on January 3, 1941 and was the daughter of the late James Mauney and Lula Pace Mauney. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her loving husband of 59 years, Bobby Phillips who...
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Dwain Hinkle

September 7, 1941 - May 15, 2022

Dwain Hinkle 1941 - 2022 Gastonia – Michael "Dwain" Hinkle, 80 passed away from this earthly life on Sunday, May 15, 2022, with his loving family at his bedside. He was born in Gastonia, NC on September 7, 1941, to the late Paul and Pauline Beaty Hinkle. Dwain's career was in the freight business for many years. He retired from Consolidated Freightways and Custom Logistics...
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Angela Fay Ibarra

October 15, 1973 - May 14, 2022

Dallas – Angela Fay Ibarra, 48, passed away on May 14, 2022, at her residence. Angela was born in Lakeland, Florida, to Jerry Jason and the late Wanda Kirby. In addition to her mother, she is preceded in death by her grandparents, J.B. and Pauline Kirby, and Wayne and Vera Jason. Angela was a loving mother and enjoyed spending her time making many happy memories with her son, David. ...
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Gail Hambright-Marlow

August 13, 1971 - May 14, 2022

Gastonia-Gail Hambright-Marlow, 50, passed away on May 14, 2022, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family. Gail was born on August 13, 1971 to Larry Bess and the late Glenda Costner. Gail enjoyed fishing with Steve in their pond at home, she enjoyed painting, vacationing at the beach, and loved all animals, her own, and even the strays. Most of all, Gail loved...
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Jay Parke

June 14, 1966 - May 12, 2022

Jay Parke, 55, passed away May 12, 2022, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was born in Prescott, Arizona on June 14, 1966. Jay was a Chef for many years. He was a great artist and loved Rock N' Roll. Jay was very proud to be the front man of a heavy metal band. Left to cherish Jay's memories are his parents, Robin John Parke and Paula Bryant Parke; His sister, Shannon Ryon, and...
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Allen Thompson

July 28, 1955 - May 11, 2022

Allen Thompson 1955-2022 Dallas – Johnny Allen Thompson, 66, passed away May 11, 2022, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was born in Gaston County on July 28, 1955, to the late John William Thompson and Jessie Wright Thompson. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Doug Thompson. Allen was a member of Venture Church. He was a dear friend and mentor to...
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Lillian Loretta Roberts

July 4, 1930 - May 7, 2022

Lillian Roberts 1930 - 2022 Belmont – Lillian Loretta Roberts, 91, passed away peacefully on May 7, 2022 at her residence with her loving family by her side. She was born in Washington D.C. on July 4, 1930 to the late William F. and Susie Speiden Zimmerman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her 5 siblings, Francis Zimmerman, Helen Gussin, Mary Hoover, Joseph...
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John David Pendleton

September 19, 1941 - May 7, 2022

John David Pendleton 1941-2022 Dallas- John David Pendleton, 80, passed away May 7, 2022, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was born in Clover, South Carolina on September 19, 1941, to the late William Carl Pendleton and Helen Brackett Pendleton. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his son, John David "Sonny" Pendleton, II, and a brother, Larry Earle Pendleton. ...
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James "Jim" Michael Hudspeth

July 6, 1958 - May 5, 2022

James "Jim" Hudspeth 1958-2022 Cherryville – James "Jim" Michael Hudspeth, 63, passed away May 5, 2022, at his residence. He was born in Gaston County on July 6, 1958, to the late Leonard and Mellie Anderson Hudspeth. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, Phillip, Bobby, and Fred. Jim enjoyed fishing and was a fan of #3, Dale Earnhardt, Sr. He also was...
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Nancy Carol Kiser Garrison

July 26, 1951 - May 4, 2022

Nancy Carol Kiser Garrison 1951 -2022 Dallas – Nancy Carol Kiser Garrison, 70, passed away on May 3, 2022, at Atrium Health-Lincolnton. She was born in Gaston County, on July 26, 1951, to the late Roy Marvin "Pete" Kiser, Jr. and Edith Geraldine "Gerri" Wall Kiser. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 47 years, David Lee Garrison, and their son,...
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Leola Smith Beaty

September 1, 1933 - May 4, 2022

Leola Smith Beaty Leola was born September 1, 1933, in Gaston County NC, and entered into her heavenly home May 4, 2022, surrounded by her family. Leola was the daughter of the late: Andrew J Smith and Sarah Ellen Peavy Smith of Cramerton NC. The youngest of 9 children. Leola is preceded in death by her parents; husband of 46 years, Daniel Harold Beaty; one grandchild; 4 brothers,...
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Tabby Ann Thomas

August 20, 1972 - May 3, 2022

Tabby Wyatt Thomas 1972-2022 Bessemer City – Tabatha Ann "Tabby" Wyatt Thomas, 49 passed away on May 3, 2022 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. She was born in Mecklenburg County on August 20, 1972 to Tony and Kathy Lockridge Wyatt. Tabby was preceded in death by her friend and cousin, she loved dearly Lisa Hedrick; who is waiting at the pearly gates. She had worked at Kingsway and...
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Cindy Reynolds Laton

January 11, 1958 - May 1, 2022

Lincolnton – Cynthia "Cindy" Reynolds Laton, 64, passed away on May 1, 2022, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Lincoln County on January 11, 1958, to the late Paul and Annie Reynolds. Cindy was an avid gardener. She worked at Lincolnton VFW and Lincoln Country Club. She is survived by Judy Auton, Dana Roark, Wendy Kiser, and multiple other cousins who...
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Gerald Thornburg Sr.

December 19, 1942 - April 26, 2022

Gerald Thornburg, Sr. 1942 – 2022 Dallas – Gerald David Thornburg, Sr., passed away on April 26, 2022, at the age of 79. Born in Gaston County, NC on December 19, 1942. Gerald was the son of the late Grady and Mattie Thornburg. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his infant brother, Kenneth Lamar Thornburg. Gerald graduated from Dallas High School and Gaston...
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Rebecca "Becky" Jean Sherbert

January 28, 1974 - April 26, 2022

Becky Jean Sherbert 1974-2022 Bessemer City – Rebecca Jean "Becky" Sherbert, 48 passed away on April 26, 2022 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. She was born in Cleveland County, on January 28, 1974 to Donna Moss Rathbone and the late Paul Rathbone. In addition to her father, she is also preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, James and Thelma Moss. Becky enjoyed making...
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Kay Cook Keller

March 26, 1952 - April 25, 2022

Kay Cook Keller 1952-2022 Kay Cook Keller went to be with Jesus on Monday April 25, 2022. Kay was a loving daughter, sister, mother, aunt, grandmother, and friend. She loved serving others and enjoyed making them feel special. Though she fought a tough battle with ALS her life was not defined by it. Any family facing ALS should not move through this journey alone, and we are thankful...
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Reggie Davis

June 5, 1941 - April 24, 2022

Reggie Davis 1941 - 2022 Gastonia: Reginald "Reggie" Evans Davis, 80, passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2022, at his home with his loving family by his side. He was born in Gastonia on June 5, 1941, and is the son of the late Howard and Alma Pope Davis. Reggie was a graduate of Ashley High School Class of 1959. The summer following graduation, Reggie married Esther (Love) Davis (who...
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Cynthia Gillikin Dodge

September 24, 1941 - April 21, 2022

Cynthia "Memaw" Gillikin Dodge, 80, was reunited with the love of her life in her final resting place in heaven on Thursday April 21, 2022 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Cynthia was born to Elmer and Lela Gillikin on September 24, 1941 in Williston North Carolina. She was raised in the small down east town with her four siblings until she was swept off of her feet by a...
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Linda Perry Weatherford

June 21, 1945 - April 21, 2022

Linda Weatherford 1945-2022 Linda Perry Weatherford, 76, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 21, 2022, at Courtland Terrace, Gastonia with her loving family by her side. Linda was born June 21, 1945, in Charlotte and is the daughter of the late Floyd Ellis Perry and Julia Henson Perry and was preceded in death by her loving husband of 46 years, H.D. "Buck" Weatherford, infant daughter,...
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Mary "Jean" Hall Proctor

July 19, 1944 - April 21, 2022

Jean Hall Proctor 1944-2022 Dallas – Mary "Jean" Hall Proctor, 77, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on April 21, 2022 at Atrium Health-Main, Charlotte. She was born in Victoria, Texas on July 19, 1944 to the late Elmer Cleo Hall and Bertie Mae Holland Hall. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her son, Larry Dean Proctor and a granddaughter, Brittany...
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Aaliyah Reneelynn Davis

May 3, 2016 - April 16, 2022

Aaliyah Reneelynn Davis 2016-2022 FAMILY WOULD LIKE FOR EVERYONE ATTENDING THE SERVICE TO WEAR PINK (TO HONOR AALIYAH) Gastonia – Aaliyah Reneelynn Davis, 5 years old, passed away suddenly after having heart surgery and a pacemaker on April 16, 2022 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. She was born in Mecklenburg County on May 3, 2016. Aaliyah loved singing, music, dancing and...
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Melissa Elaine Hilliard

November 7, 1969 - April 13, 2022

Melissa Elaine Hilliard, 53, passed away on April 13, 2022 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Gaston County on November 7, 1969 to Clara Faye and Johnny Wood. She is preceded in death by her sister, Melinda Bynum, and her aunt who was like a mother to her, Barbara Hill. Melissa worked as a CNA and was always a caring and loving woman...
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Gurline "Gurlie" Compton Lewis

December 22, 1932 - April 11, 2022

Gurline Compton Lewis 1932-2022 Dallas – Gurline Compton Lewis, 89, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on April 11, 2022 at her residence. She was born in Comer, GA on December 22, 1932 to the late Guy T. Compton and Doris "Dot" King Compton. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her sister, Bette June Stallings and brother, Donald Compton. Gurline retired...
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Ann Payne Hayes Biggerstaff

April 14, 1938 - April 8, 2022

Ann Payne Hayes Biggerstaff 1938-2022 Gastonia – Sarah Ann Payne Hayes Biggerstaff, 83, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on April 8, 2022 at the Robin Johnson House. She was born in Gaston County, NC on April 14, 1938 to the late Calvin Bert Payne and Velcie Whisenant Payne. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her first husband Gaither Paul Hayes and her...
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Joan Ruth Rumfelt Hoffman

May 19, 1932 - April 7, 2022

Joan R. Hoffman 1932 - 2022 Gastonia — Joan Ruth Hoffman, 89, went to be with the Lord April 7, 2022 surrounded by her family. She was born May 19, 1932, in Catawba Heights, Gaston County, daughter of the late Laura Lacy Poole Rumfelt and Conner Graham Rumfelt. Joan was a humble servant of the Lord faithfully using her gift of music; beginning at the age of 18, serving as the...
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Linda Louise Cloninger

December 9, 1947 - April 5, 2022

Linda Louise Cloninger 1947-2022 Dallas – Linda Louise Cloninger, 74, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on April 5, 2022 at her residence. She was born in Gaston County, NC on December 9, 1947 to the late Maurice Cloninger and Carrie Deese Cloninger. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her nephew Mike Bryson. Linda retired from LIT Industrials after...
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Mary Ann Harvell

October 24, 1943 - April 5, 2022

Mary Ann Harvell 1943-2022 Gastonia – Mary Ann Harvell, 78, passed away on April 5, 2022, at the Wellington House in Gastonia. She was born in Gaston County, NC on October 24, 1943, to the late Joseph Ernest Newman and Winnie Ingram Newman. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Boyce Millard Harvell; her siblings, Dorothy Meadows, Helen...
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Bobby Lorentz II

December 9, 1960 - April 3, 2022

Bobby Lorentz, II 1960 - 2022 Bessemer City – Robert Lee "Bobby" Lorentz, II, 61, passed away suddenly on April 3, 2022, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was born in Gaston County on December 9, 1960, to the late Robert Lee Lorentz and Bunnie Sheridan Lorentz. Bobby enjoyed fishing and was a fan of all sports. He was a fabulous artist; he could see details in many collectibles....
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Cathy Marie Hope

October 7, 1977 - March 22, 2022

Gastonia – Cathy Marie Hope, 44, of Gastonia, North Carolina passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2022. She was a loving and loyal mother, daughter, sister, friend and Sisterchick. She is now in her heavenly home with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Cathy was born October 7, 1977 and was the youngest of five children. Cathy accomplished many things in her lifetime, but her favorite role...
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Rachel Broome Duncan

October 31, 1943 - March 20, 2022

Rachel Broome Duncan, 78, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 20, 2022, at Acordius Health of Gastonia with her loving family by her side. She was born in Charlotte on October 31, 1943, and is the daughter of the late George and Annis Carr Broome. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years, Semer Paul Duncan, and her son, Steven Paul Duncan. Rachel was a graduate of...
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Tim Kirby

July 28, 1960 - March 19, 2022

Tim Kirby 1960 - 2022 Dallas – Timothy "Tim" Lee Kirby, 61, passed away on March 19, 2022, at his residence. He was born in Hayesville, NC on July 28, 1960, to Jim Kirby and the late Virginia Stroud Kirby. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his grandparents; and grandson, Phillip Tim attended Soul's Harbor Tabernacle in Dallas. He enjoyed watching western movies,...
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Dennis Michael "Mike" Myers

May 2, 1948 - March 18, 2022

Dennis Michael "Mike" Myers 1948-2022 Gastonia – Dennis Michael "Mike" Myers, 73 passed away peacefully on March 18, 2022, at his residence. He was born in Gaston County on May 2, 1948, to the late Nell Rose Myers. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Kathy Howell Myers, mother of his children, his brother, Graham Myers, and his grandparents, Mr. and...
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Robert Lee Hall

November 21, 1933 - March 17, 2022

Robert Lee Hall 1933-2022 Dallas – Robert Lee Hall, 88, passed away suddenly on March 17, 2022, at his residence. He was born in Cherokee County, SC on November 21, 1933, to the late Broadus Daniel Hall and Alhree Massey Hall. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his wife Wynona Blackwell Hall; his son-in-law, David Glover, and a great-grandson, Holden Howe;...
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Clark Lee Alexander, Sr.

May 17, 1948 - March 17, 2022

Lowell – Clark Lee Alexander, Sr., 73 passed away March 17, 2022 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Gaston County on May 17, 1948 to the late Leonard O'Dell Alexander, Jr and Helen Franklin Alexander. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Larry Alexander. Clark proudly served in the US Army. He was a big sports fan and always...
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Theo Gaston Vernon "Tootsie", Sr

October 14, 1940 - March 16, 2022

Theo Vernon, Sr. "Tootsie" 1940-2022 Dallas – Theo "Tootsie" Gaston Vernon, Sr. passed away March 16, 2022, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was born in Gaston County on October 14, 1940, to Johnny Vernon and Lillie Mae Ruth. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sisters, Thelma Chapman, Shirley Hedgepath, and MaryJo Tutherow, and a brother, Earl Vernon. ...
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Linda Jo Kiser Campbell

May 22, 1947 - March 15, 2022

Linda Jo Kiser Campbell, 74, passed away suddenly on March 15, 2022. She was born in Catawba County on May 22, 1947 to the late Ernest Kiser and Bryte Michael Kiser. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her brother, Mikey Kiser. Linda retired after many years of service working for the State of South Carolina from the S.C. Department of Natural Resources as a Human...
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Edward L. Waldinger

March 15, 2022

Gastonia – Edward L. Waldinger, 91, passed away peacefully on March 15, 2022, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Erie County, Pennsylvania to the late Edward F. Waldinger and Christine Alfieri Waldinger. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his daughter, Susan; brothers, Donald, Gerald, Lawrence, Arnold, and David; and his sister, Frances. Edward was a man...
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Charles Rodney Overman, Sr.

February 19, 1946 - March 11, 2022

Rodney Overman, Sr. 1946 - 2022 Gastonia – Charles Rodney Overman, Sr., 76, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 11, 2022, at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born in Gaston County on February 19, 1946, to the late Jack Overman, Sr. and Lillie Buckner Overman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Donna Jean Overman, and a brother, Vick...
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Dottie Blankenship Shuford

October 31, 1931 - March 7, 2022

Dottie Blankenship Shuford 1931- 2022 Gastonia – Dottie Jean Blankenship Shuford, 90, loving wife, mother, and Maw-Maw went to be with the Lord on March 7, 2022, with her daughter and son-in-law by her side. She was born in Gaston County on October 31, 1931, to the late Grover and Sallie Bollinger Blankenship. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving and...
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Patric "PJ" James Christopher Martin

December 14, 1986 - March 5, 2022

Mount Holly – Patric "PJ" James Christopher Martin, 35, passed away March 5, 2022, at his residence. He was born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts on December 14, 1986 to Jodie Lynn Kelly and Dwight Anderson Martin, III. He is preceded in death by his Grandparents Dwight Martin, Jr. and Brenda Teaster; aunt Angela Ashe; uncle Lee McKee. Patric worked on computers and worked as an I.T. Tech...
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Savannah Nicole Russell

July 25, 1996 - March 3, 2022

Savannah Nicole Russell 1996-2022 Bessemer City – Savannah Nicole Russell, 25, passed away suddenly on March 3, 2022 at her residence. She was born in Mecklenburg County on July 25, 1996 to Ralph Robert" Red" Russell, Jr. and the late Sonya Renee Selph. In addition to her mother, she is also preceded in death by her brother, Joshua Lee Selph. She was a loving kind and beautiful mother...
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Deborah Clemmer Angus

December 17, 1950 - March 1, 2022

Deborah Clemmer Angus 1950-2022 Dallas – Deborah Clemmer Angus, 71, passed away peacefully on March 1, 2022 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. She was born in Gaston County on December 17, 1950 to Robert "Bob" Clemmer and the late Betty Lineberger Clemmer. In addition to her mother, she is also preceded in death by her husband, Everett Angus. She was a loving kind daughter, mother...
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L.J. Barnes, Sr

October 7, 1929 - February 27, 2022

Dr. L.J. Barnes 1929 - 2022 Gastonia – Dr. Little Jimmie Barnes, 92, went home to be with his Lord and Savior at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was born in Bushnell, Florida on October 7, 1929, to the late Mamie Lucille Pollard and Nathaniel Otto Barnes. Dr. Barnes was a veteran of the US Navy and was a faithful member of First Assembly of God. Dr. Barnes was a retired...
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Peggy Stewart Barger

May 23, 1937 - February 27, 2022

Peggy Stewart Barger, 84, passed away peacefully on February 27, 2022 at Carolina Caring Hospice House in Newton, North Carolina with her loving family by her side. Peggy was born in Newton, North Carolina on May 23, 1937 and was the daughter of the late Jerrel Lavaughn Stewart and Nannie Lee Hoke Stewart. Peggy was a graduate of Newton-Conover High School and Clevenger Business College. She...
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Helen Barker Jenkins

July 14, 1928 - February 24, 2022

Helen Barker Jenkins 1928 - 2022 Gastonia – Helen Barker Jenkins, 93, passed away on February 24, 2022, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. She was born in Gaston County, NC on July 14, 1928, to the late Arthur and Effie Barker. Survivors include her son, Billy Gene Jenkins; and her cousins, Carolyn Mathis, Ed Barker, Lucy Hodge, Reggie Barker, Bob Barker, and Mark Barker. Services...
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William "Ron" Ronald Wheeler

October 3, 1960 - February 24, 2022

Ron Wheeler Gastonia – William Ronald "Ron" Wheeler, 61, passed away February 24, 2022. He was born in Victorville (San Bernardino) CA., on October 3, 1960 to the late William Wheeler and Betty Anne Royer Wheeler. Ron worked most of his life as a truck driver; he later was working as an ER transporter at CaroMont Regional Medical Center, which he loved dearly. He never met a...
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Charlie Theodore Crotts

November 12, 1964 - February 23, 2022

Charlie Theodore Crotts, 57 passed away peacefully on February 23, 2022 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was born in Gaston County on November 12, 1964, to Paul Andrew Crotts and Mary Elizabeth Wooten Crotts. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, Gene and James Crotts, and 2 sisters, Paula Martin and Frankie Helms. Charlie installed fire protection and...
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Edwina Godwin

July 30, 1952 - February 23, 2022

Edwina Godwin 1952 - 2022 Dallas – Nellie Edwina Tucker Godwin, 69, joined her Heavenly Father on February 23, 2022, at Atrium Health. She was born in Gaston County on July 30, 1952, to the late James B. and Lucille Ramsey Tucker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Teresa Godwin. Edwina was a member of Bessemer City Community Church. Edwina was the...
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Terry James Gibson

February 4, 1958 - February 23, 2022

Rev. Terry J Gibson 1958 - 2022 Gastonia – Reverend Terry James Gibson, 64 went home to be with his Lord and Savior on February 23, 2022, at Novant Health-Presbyterian Hospital. He was born in Gaston County on February 4, 1958, to the late Jim and Carrie Bell Gibson. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his siblings, James, Bud, Mary, Roy, Howard, Robert Gibson, and...
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Mona Rae Smith Evans

June 20, 1952 - February 23, 2022

Mona Rae Smith Evans 1952-2022 York – Mona Rae Smith Evans, 69, passed away peacefully on February 23, 2022, at Piedmont Medical Center in York, SC, with her loving family by her side. She was born in Pensacola Florida to the late Louis C. Smith, Sr. & Hazel Wellman Smith on June 20, 1952. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her brothers Louis Smith, Jr. and Robert Smith. ...
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Howard Ellis Wilson

September 29, 1939 - February 22, 2022

Howard Ellis Wilson 1939 - 2022 Dallas – Howard Ellis Wilson, 82, passed away peacefully on February 22, 2022, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center with his family by his side. He was born in Gaston County on September 29, 1939, to Rosie Cloninger. In addition to his mother, he is preceded in death by his grandson, Jonathan David Wilson. He retired from Public Service/Dominion Energy...
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Gary "Pops" Ledford

March 5, 1970 - February 20, 2022

Gastonia – James Gary 'Pops" Ledford, Jr., 51 passed away February 20, 2022, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was born in Gaston County on March 5, 1970, to Sherry Martina Swink King and the late James Gary Ledford, Sr. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his grandson, Leo Thor Ledford, his wife Beth Ledford. Pops enjoyed fishing and was a fan of all sports. He...
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Charles Kelley

December 20, 1941 - February 18, 2022

Charles Kelley 1941 - 2022 Gastonia – Charles Kelley, 80, passed away on February 18, 2022, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center with his loving family by his side. He was born in Greenville, SC on December 20, 1941. He was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Louella Hall and Major Taylor; and also, a brother, Tony Taylor. Charles enjoyed watching western movies, model...
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Margaret Whitaker

June 10, 1932 - February 16, 2022

Margaret Joyce Whitaker 1932- 2022 Dallas – Margaret Joyce Whitaker, 89, 246 Summery Barker Dr., died February 16, 2022, at home. She was a native of Gastonia, daughter of the late John Hallman Gilreath and Thelma May Gilreath. Margaret Joyce Whitaker peacefully took her last breath and entered the Kingdom of Heaven while surrounded by her family on Wednesday night. She loved her...
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Cynthia Lingafelt

June 20, 1957 - February 15, 2022

Cynthia Lingafelt 1957 - 2022 Gastonia – Cynthia Denise Thompson Lingafelt, 64, passed away peacefully on February 15, 2022, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. She was born in Gaston County on June 20, 1957, to the late Kermit Wayne Thompson and Hilda Ruth Coleman Thompson. She was a member of Ragan Wesleyan Church. Cynthia enjoyed traveling, spending time with family and friends....
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John "J.W" Walter Helms, Sr,

August 2, 1940 - February 14, 2022

Gastonia – John Walter "J.W." Helms, Sr., 81 – went home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 14, at The Ivy Rehab - Gastonia. He was born in Rowan County, NC on August 2, 1940 to the late Robert Jack and Josephine Lathan Helms. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by him wife Cecily Helms and 2nd wife Mary Lou; brother Lewis Helms. He was a graduate of Bessemer City...
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Gregory "Greg" Wilson Champion

March 27, 1960 - February 12, 2022

Gregory "Greg" Wilson Champion, 61, passed away on February 12, 2022 at his home. He was born in Charlotte on March 27, 1960 and was the son of the late Boyette Eli Champion and Annie Belle Johnson Champion. Greg is survived by his three sisters, Shirley McCraw and her husband Ronald, Vickie Campbell and Patricia Allred; numerous nieces and nephews. Greg was preceded in death by his...
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Allison Elizabeth Matteson

April 8, 1985 - February 8, 2022

Allison Matteson 1985 - 2022 Charlotte – Allison Elizabeth Matteson, 36, passed away suddenly on February 8, 2022. She was born in Gaston County on April 8, 1985, to Arthur Eugene Spalding and the late Jackie Lynn Gibson Frisbee. Allison was a loving mother, daughter, sister, and friend to many. Her children were her world. She could always lite the room up when she entered. ...
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Patricia Ann Bridges

April 10, 1959 - February 5, 2022

Dallas – Patricia Ann Bridges, 62, passed away peacefully on February 5, 2022, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Gaston County on April 10, 1959, to the late Johnny and Janet Marlow. Patricia was a loving, kind, and beautiful mother, grandmother, sister, and friend to many. She enjoyed music and going out dancing. Patricia loved her...
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John Mervin Davis

September 12, 1958 - February 5, 2022

John Davis 1958 - 2022 Dallas – John Mervin Davis, 63, passed away at Atrium Health-Lincoln on February 5, 2022. He was born in Gaston County on September 12, 1958, to the late Mervin Bo Davis and Margaret McAlister Davis. John was a family man and enjoyed spending time with them. He enjoyed fishing, working in the yard, and enjoyed NASCAR racing. He was employed by Bosch Tool...
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Betty Turner

April 29, 1935 - February 5, 2022

Betty Turner 1935-2022 York, SC - Betty Black Turner, 86, passed away peacefully on February 5, 2022, at the Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House, Rock Hill, South Carolina with her loving family by her side. Betty was born in Hardin, North Carolina on April 29, 1935 and was the daughter of the late Franklin and Dollie Bumgarner Black. Betty was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother,...
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Michael Allen Eckard

May 17, 1951 - February 4, 2022

Michael A Eckard 1951 - 2022 Gastonia – Michael Allen Eckard, 70, passed away February 4, 2022, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center with his loving family by his side. He was born in Gaston County on May 17, 1951, to the late Ralph James Eckard and Winnie Marie Matherson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Bill, Buddy and Bobby Eckard. Mike enjoyed...
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Beth Gibson

January 29, 1974 - February 2, 2022

Beth Gibson 1974 - 2022 Little River, SC– Crystal Elizabeth "Beth" Gibson, 48, moved to her heavenly home on February 2, 2022, to be with her mother, Brenda Bigham who joined her Heavenly Father on December 14, 2021. She was born in Gaston County on January 29, 1974, to the late Brenda Louise Bigham and Max Gibson. Beth was quite the "Free Spirit" if you knew Beth, you knew her...
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Shirley Barnhill Foster

May 26, 1935 - February 1, 2022

Shirley Ann Barnhill Foster, 86, passed away on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 with her loving family by her side. Shirley was born in Gaston County on May 26, 1935 and is the daughter of the late Robert Joseph and Arlene Tscheiller Barnhill and was also preceded in death by her loving husband of 53 years, Horace Foster, her two brothers, Robert "Bob" Barnhill, Michael Barnhill. Shirley lived at...
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James "Jimmy" Nivens, Jr.

March 10, 1955 - January 31, 2022

Gastonia – James William "Jimmy" Nivens, Jr., 66, passed away January 31, 2022, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center with his loving wife by his side. He was born in Gaston County on March 10, 1955, to the late James William Nivens, Sr. and Maxine Long Hill. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his step-father Ray Hill and his step-sister Vanessa Whitaker. Jimmy enjoyed...
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James Lamar Whisnant, Sr.

February 15, 1939 - January 31, 2022

Dallas - James Lamar Whisnant, Sr., 82, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 31, 2022, at the Robin Johnson House, Dallas with his loving family by his side. Lamar was born in Gastonia and is the son of the late Jennie Mae Welch and Lemuel Taylor Whisnant. Lamar was a graduate of Ashley High School, Gaston Tech (Gaston College), where he played baseball. Lamar was an avid outdoorsman. ...
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Herman L. Carr

March 25, 1938 - January 29, 2022

Herman L. Carr 1938 - 2022 Lowell – Herman L. Carr, 83, passed away on January 29, 2022, at Accordius Health Care-Gastonia after a battle with Covid-19. He was born on March 25, 1938, in Gaston County. He was the son of the late George Washington Carr and Thelma Stanford Carr. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Dorothy Carr Hamrick, Louise Carr...
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Margie McCraw Pasour

March 25, 1929 - January 28, 2022

Margie McCraw Pasour 1929 - 2022 Dallas – Margie Irene McCraw Pasour, 92, passed away peacefully on January 28, 2022, at her residence with her loving family by her side. She was born in Cleveland County on March 25, 1929, to the late Coin McGraw and Addie Mae Wilson McCraw. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Landis Pasour; her daughter,...
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James "Doug" Douglas Griffin

January 4, 1945 - January 27, 2022

Doug Griffin 1945- 2022 Gastonia – James Douglas "Doug" Griffin, 77, passed away on January 27, 2022, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center with his loving family by his side. Doug was born on January 4, 1945, in Gaston County to the late William and Lizzie Viola Broome Griffin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, William Griffin, Jr and a sister Nadine Goss...
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Josephine "JoAnn" Rudisill Lewis

September 4, 1932 - January 25, 2022

JoAnn Rudisill Lewis 1932-2022 Dallas – Josephine Ann "JoAnn" Rudisill Lewis, 89, passed away peacefully on January 25, 2022, at residence with her loving family by her side. She was born in Gaston County on September 4, 1932, to the late Charlie Able Rudisill and Mae Hoyle Rudisill. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Alvin Lewis, who passed in...
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Sheila Medvidovich Smith

October 5, 1954 - January 23, 2022

Sheila Medvidovich Smith 1954 - 2022 Gastonia - Sheila Medvidovich Smith, 67, passed away at Caromont Regional Medical Center on January 23, 2022. She was born October 5, 1954, in Gaston County to the late Joseph P. Medvidovich and Martha Glance Medvidovich. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Linda Jackson, Gary Medvidovich, and George "Buddy"...
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James "Jim" Everette Ford, Sr

May 3, 1928 - January 22, 2022

Gastonia--James "Jim" Everette Ford, Sr., 93, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan 22, 2022 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Greece, New York on May 3, 1928 to the late Andrew and Minetta Snyder Ford. Jim was a truck driver for Akers Motor Lines for many years and later served as the Safety Director for Quality Exchange. He was a volunteer firefighter...
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John Richard King

February 15, 1947 - January 21, 2022

John King 1947 - 2022 Gastonia – John Richard King, 74, passed away on January 21, 2022 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was born in Mitchell County, North Carolina, on February 15, 1947 to the late James Albert King and Cannie Biddix King. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son in law, Tim McCurry, siblings, James T. King and William Kester King John...
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Wilburn "WT" Thomas Queen

February 3, 1927 - January 21, 2022

GASTONIA ~ Wilburn "W.T." Thomas Queen passed away peacefully on Friday, January 21, 2022, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was a native of Pacolet, South Carolina, born February 3, 1927, to the late Vernon William Queen and Maggie Mae Martin Queen. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his beloved wife of 53 years, Maxine Mobley Queen who died Oct. 31,...
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Joseph "Joe" Clemmer Saunders

November 18, 1933 - January 21, 2022

Joe Saunders 1933- 2022 Gastonia – Joseph Clemmer "Joe" Saunders, 88, passed away peacefully on January 21, 2022 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was born in Gaston County, on November 18, 1933 to the late John Carson Saunders and Florence Clemmer Saunders. In addition to his parents he is also preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Freida Black Saunders, a son Steve Saunders...
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Jo Ann Spencer Trull

February 14, 1934 - January 20, 2022

Jo Ann Spencer Trull, 87, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center with her loving daughter by her side. Jo Ann was born in Gastonia on February 14, 1934 and is the daughter of the late Albertus Alexander Spencer and Marzella Cabe Spencer. Jo Ann was preceded in death by her loving husband of 53 years, Carrol Trull. Jo Ann grew up on the...
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Pat Lunsford

December 8, 1947 - January 20, 2022

Pat Lunsford 1947-2022 Gastonia – Patricia Ann Burger "Pat" Lunsford, 74, passed away peacefully on January 20, 2022, at the Robin Johnson House surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Gaston County on December 8, 1947, to the late Marshall and Rosalie Barfield Burger. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Thomas Lunsford; siblings, John...
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Glenda Black Armstrong

April 4, 1935 - January 19, 2022

Glenda Armstrong 1935 - 2022 Gastonia – Glenda Mae Black Armstrong, 86, a native of Gaston County, married the love of her life, Paul E. Armstrong has gone to her heavenly home. She passed peacefully surrounded by family and her friends at Courtland Terrace on January 19, 2022. Glenda also known as "Mae" to some was a long-time member of Flint Groves Baptist Church. She worked in...
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Greg Davis

May 2, 1971 - January 17, 2022

Greg Davis 1971 - 2022 Gastonia – Gregory "Greg" Wayne Davis, 50, passed away on January 17, 2022, in Greenville, SC. Greg was born in Gaston County on May 2, 1971. He was preceded in death by his loving mother, Doricia "Dee" Ann Champion Davis. Greg was a proud graduate of Appalachian State University where he earned a degree in Anthropology. His love for the outdoors only grew as...
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Jerry Messick

March 13, 1943 - January 17, 2022

Jerry Messick 1943 - 2022 Lowell –Jerry Dean Messick, 78, passed away on January 17th at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was born on March 13, 1943. He was the son of the late Richard Messick and Zella Burris Messick Fowler. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his three brothers, Kenneth Messick, Bob Messick, Norman Messick, and three sisters, Joyce Davis, Irene...
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Maurice Lee Mathis, Sr.

April 10, 1938 - January 17, 2022

Maurice Lee Mathis, Sr., 83, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 17 2022 at Courtland Terrace with his loving family by his side. He was born in Inman, South Carolina on April 10, 1938 and is the son of the late Herbert Lee and Evelyn Frye Mathis and was also preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Ted Stubbs and nephew, Greg Johnson. Maurice attended Lowell High School, where he...
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William "Bill" Marshall Wilson III

May 30, 1961 - January 16, 2022

William Marshall "Bill" Wilson, III 1961- 2022 Lincolnton – William Marshall "Bill" Wilson, III, 60, passed away on January 16, 2022, at his residence. He was a native of Mecklenburg County, born May 30, 1961, to the late William M. Wilson, II, and Jean Hardee Wilson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Timothy S. Wilson. Bill worked in automobile sales...
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Boyce Millard Harvell

June 1, 1934 - January 16, 2022

Boyce Harvell 1934 - 2022 Gastonia – Boyce Millard Harvell, 87, passed away on Sunday, January 16, 2022. Boyce was born in Gastonia on June 1, 1934, and is the son of the late Earl and Bertha Lane Harvell. Boyce was preceded in death by his parents; 4 brothers, Talmadge "Pickle" Harvell, Bobby Harvell, Kenny Harvell, Danny Roger Harvell, and a sister, Doris Ann Harvell. Boyce retired...
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Bobby Clinton Hedgpath, Sr.

January 17, 1934 - January 14, 2022

Rev. Bobby C. Hedgpath, Sr. 1934 - 2022 Dallas – Reverend Bobby Clinton Hedgpath, Sr., 87, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 14, 2022, at his residence. He was born on January 17, 1934, in Gaston County, NC. He was the son of the late William and Onie Vernon Hedgpath. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wonderful wife of 62 years,...
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Nathan "Nate" Bishop

September 27, 1981 - January 13, 2022

Charlotte - Nathan "Nate" Bishop passed away on January13, 2022 at his residence. He was a native of Charleston, South Carolina, born September 27, 1981 to Mark Bishop and the late Cathy Cornwell Bishop Ratchford. In addition to his mother, he is preceded in death by his grandfather, Dennis Cornwell. Nate will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Nate is survived by his father,...
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Ann Featherstone

August 22, 1955 - January 12, 2022

Ann Featherstone 1955 - 2022 Julia Ann Featherstone, 66, passed away at her home on January 12, 2022. Ann was born in Mecklenburg County and is the daughter of the late Ned Bryan Featherstone and Rebecca Bess Featherstone. Ann was a graduate of Harding High School, Charlotte, and a graduate of Kings Business College with an Associate Degree in Business. Ann is survived by her brother...
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Mario Miguel Martinez

August 8, 1941 - January 10, 2022

Mario Miguel Martinez 1941 – 2022 Gastonia- Mario Miguel Martinez, 80, entered into his Heavenly Home on January 10, 2022 at Acordius - Midwood Charlotte. He was born in Cuba on August 8, 1941 to the late Mario Martinez and Alexandria Acosta In addition to his parents he is also preceded in death by his wife, Fina Maujo Martinez. Mario was a loving husband, father, and grandfather...
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Danny Roger Harvell

March 15, 1943 - January 8, 2022

Danny Roger Harvell, 78, passed away on Saturday, January 8, 2022 with his loving family by his side. Danny was born in Gastonia on March 15, 1943 and is the son of the late Earl and Bertha Lane Harvell. Danny is a proud Veteran of the United States Army. He retired from Sunshine Uniform Service. Danny was an avid golfer, he had 11 Hole-in-Ones, winner of over 70 Amateur Golf Tournaments,...
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Clyde Hunter Stone, Jr.

October 29, 1947 - January 8, 2022

Kings Mountain – Clyde Hunter Stone, Jr., 74, passed away on January 8, 2022 at his residence with his loving family by his side. He was born October 29, 1947 in Gaston County, NC. He was the son of the late Clyde Stone, Sr. and Mable Sherrill Stone. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brother, Mason Stone; sisters, Betty Gladden, Mildred "Pen" McDonald, and JoAnn...
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Ken Ratchford

October 30, 1931 - January 8, 2022

Ken Ratchford 1931- 2022 Gastonia – Wayne Kenneth Ratchford, Sr., 90, passed away on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at the Robin Johnson House. He was born October 30, 1931, in Gaston County, NC. He was the son of the late Clarence and Edo Froneberger Ratchford. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Vicki R. Cloninger; his grandchildren, Travis Crowe and...
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Robin Jenkins Taylor

November 2, 1960 - January 7, 2022

Robin Taylor 1960 - 2022 Dallas - Robin Jenkins Taylor, 61, passed away peacefully on January 7, 2022, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. She was born in Gaston County on November 2, 1960 and is the daughter of the late Tollie Wilson Jenkins and Frankie Jenkins Griffin. She was also preceded in death by her husband Forrest Edward Taylor and son, Mark Taylor. She loved her...
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Eunice "Doris" Ruth Smith

June 30, 1937 - January 6, 2022

Doris Smith 1937 - 2021 Gastonia – Eunice Ruth "Doris" Smith, 84, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on January 6, 2022, at the Brian Center. She was born in Gaston County on June 30, 1937, to the late Dock Register Smith and Ada Adams Smith. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brothers, James Monroe Smith and Robert Lee Smith. Doris was a member...
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Maxine Long Hill

December 27, 1935 - January 1, 2022

Maxine Hill 1935-2022 Maxine Aldridge Long Hill, 86, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 1, 2022, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. She was born in Gastonia on December 27, 1935, and is the daughter of the late Darvin and Thelma Reneau Long. Maxine loved to cook and shop. She was a long-time employee of TiCaro Textile Company at the Pinkney Plant. She is survived by 1 son,...
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Jerry Clifford Armstrong

February 25, 1941 - December 31, 2021

Jerry Clifford Armstrong 1941- 2021 Gastonia – Jerry Clifford Armstrong, 80, passed away on December 31, 2021, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, January 22, 2022, at Sandy Plains Baptist Church, 5323 Union Road, Gastonia, NC 28056 with Reverend Richard Brown officiating. Military Honors will be...
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Nancy L. Saunders

December 18, 1953 - December 30, 2021

Nancy Saunders 1953 - 2021 Gastonia – Nancy Saunders, 68, joined her Heavenly Father on December 30, 2021, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. She was born in Gaston County on December 18, 1953, to the late Fred Carson Saunders and Violet Helton Saunders. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Richard Saunders. Nancy was a dedicated member of Flint...
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Jessy Thomas McAllan Herron

February 23, 1996 - December 27, 2021

Jessy Herron 1996- 2021 Dallas – Jessy Thomas McAllan Herron, 25, passed away suddenly on December 27, 2021 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was born February 23, 1996 in Gaston County, NC. He was the son of the late Misty Featherstone. Jessy worked at Burger King, Stanley for many years. He enjoyed rock music, his favorite group was Metallica. He also was a drummer since he...
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