Our Obituaries

Howard Lee Gibson

December 20, 1949 - December 4, 2017

Fishing, riding motorcycles and singing karaoke, were a few of the pleasures of Howard Lee Gibson. Howard passed away Monday, December 4, 2017 at the Caromont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia, North Carolina. Camping, campfires and being a member of the volunteer fire department were loves of Howard, not to mention the love he had for his family. Howard will be missed, but not forgotten by his...
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Gregory Lee Baldock

March 2, 1954 - December 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Carothers Funeral Home, Dallas, NC.
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Cerene Ursula Joseph

October 18, 1936 - November 11, 2017

Cerene U. Joseph, beloved mother, sister and grandmother passed away November, 11, 2017. Cerene is survived by her daughters Sandra and Margot and one granddaughter, Sara Williams. Other survivors include her siblings Althea, Yvonne, Oakland, Edita, Noel, and Elroy and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Llewellyn Joseph and four siblings, Franklin, Rupert,...
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Clayton Eugene Austin

September 28, 1932 - November 1, 2017

Clayton Eugene Austin, Jr., 85 of Dallas, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday November 1, 2017. Clayton was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a hard worker who loved his family. He was the heating and air conditioning supervisor for two textile plants. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Clayton is the son of the late Lottie Gaddis...
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Betty Jo McKeown

September 17, 1942 - October 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Carothers Funeral Home, Dallas, NC.
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Linda Carol Lineberger

September 13, 1942 - October 12, 2017

Linda L. Lineberger, age 75, passed away on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Linda was a Gaston County native and a former member of East Baptist Church. After a rewarding career, Linda retired from Gaston County Department of Social Services. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be dearly missed.Those left to...
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Ruby Jeanette Stillwell

August 31, 1917 - September 6, 2017

Ruby Stillwell was a woman of strong faith who loved her church family, her Tuesday morning seniors group; the Dallas Morning Glory's and was a special Charter Member of Gaston Baptist Church in Dallas. Ruby Jenkins Stillwell went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at the beautiful age of 100. She was born in Gaston County on August 31, 2017 to the late James and...
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Elizabeth Adelaide Lay

June 19, 1929 - August 16, 2017

Betty Lay passed away on August 16, 2017 at Elderberry Health Care Center in the mountains of NC. Mrs. Lay was born in Cayuga County, New York, to the late Pearl Dillon White and Harry Morgan White on June 19, 1929. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Bobby Grier Lay, of Dallas, NC. She is survived by her daughter, Dr. Belinda Lay Eggen of Barnardsville, NC, and her son, Dr....
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Thelma Powell Hendricks

February 22, 1924 - July 12, 2017

Thelma "Tootsie" Powell Hendricks, 93, of Albemarle was a woman of faith and went to be with her Lord quietly on Wednesday July 12, 2017 at Trinity Place in Albemarle. Tootsie was the daughter of an evangelist and grew up in the church. She loved her Lord and was active in the church. She loved music and enjoyed singing in the church choir. She was dedicated to her family. Tootsie helped raise...
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Steven Mark Truman

January 18, 1981 - July 1, 2017

Steven Mark Truman, 36 of Dallas NC, passed away unexpectedly on July 1, 2017. Steven was born January 18, 1981 in New Castle, DE where he spent most of his life. He was a loving father to his young son, Steven Truman Jr. or "Lil'Tru" as he loved to call him. Steven loved Philadelphia Sports teams and was an avid fan of the Philadelphia Eagles. He loved to talk trash about the "Cowboys". He was...
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Betty Jean Shaw

February 6, 1930 - June 14, 2017

A lady who was very giving and would do anything for anyone best describes Betty Jean Shaw, 87 who passed away June 14, 2017. She was born February 6, 1930 in Liberty, NC to the late Lawrence and Eula (Swain) Clapp.Left behind to cherish her memory is her husband of 65 years, Billy Shaw of Dallas, NC; children, Gary Shaw and wife, Karen, Mitchell Shaw and wife, Sherri and Cathy Vanderford and...
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Janet Faye Beavers

August 26, 1950 - May 31, 2017

A loving and devoted wife best describes Janet Faye Beavers, 66, who passed away after a long illness on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Janet was born August 26, 1950 in Gaston County to the late Walter and Clara Dowell. When Janet was physically able she loved to fish, shop and work in her flower gardens. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her, especially her devoted husband and caretaker...
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Glenn Howell Hatcher

August 28, 1953 - May 29, 2017

Glenn Howell Hatcher, 63, of Dallas passed away Monday, May 29, 2017, at home with his loved ones by his side. Glenn was a proud graduate of the University of Mississippi where he earned a BA and MS degree. Glenn and his family moved to Dallas, NC from Oxford, MS when he accepted a teaching position at Gaston College as an instructor of English. A thoughtful, intelligent man, Glenn was...
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Jack Everett Barker

June 22, 1928 - May 6, 2017

A beloved family man who was a true entrepreneur best describes Jack Everett Barker, 88 who passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Jack was a founding member of Northside Community Baptist Church. He and his wife, Carolyn loved to travel and they were blessed to see many parts of the world. Jack loved the Gaithers, the Carolina Panthers but most of all his family. All who knew and loved Jack...
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Bandy Elmore Cline

May 21, 1959 - May 2, 2017

Bandy Elmore Cline, Jr. of Gastonia passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday May 2, 2017. Bandy loved his girls more than anything. Bandy was known as a big hearted man. He loved to give to others. Bandy enjoyed both the beach and the mountains. He loved to garden and plant flowers. He was an outdoorsman who loved to fish, hike and camp. He enjoyed "hunting waterfalls" with his granddaughter,...
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Betty Gardner Mullen

August 21, 1926 - March 14, 2017

Betty Gardner Mullen, 90, of Dallas passed away peacefully on Tuesday March 14, 2017. Betty worked at Gaston Memorial Hospital for over 30 years. She loved the outdoors and enjoyed working with her flowers and in the garden. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Betty is the daughter of the late Rufus and Nancy Pasour Gardner. Her husband, Jerry Ray Mullen, Sr., preceded her in...
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Danny William Garrison

November 30, 1978 - February 22, 2017

Danny "Dump" William Garrison Jr., 38, of Dallas died unexpectantly Wednesday February 22, 2017 at home. Danny never met a stranger and he had many friends. Dump Loved to fish and to "piddle" with old cars and trucks. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Danny was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Marie Blanton, his paternal grandparents Nell and Bill Garrison and his...
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David Reid Kirksey

July 21, 1925 - February 21, 2017

A true man of God whose favorite Bible verse was John 3:16... David Reid Kirksey, age 91 went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at his residence in Dallas. David was a man who loved his family dearly. Back in his day, David loved to hunt rabbits and squirrels. David was the son of the late Sidney Sivoy Kirksey and Mertie Clemmer Kirksey. He was preceded in death by...
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Ethel Sue Clark

August 30, 1933 - February 19, 2017

Ethel Sue Clark, 83, joined her husband, Gary Clark, and her daughter, Victoria Smith, in heaven on February 19, 2017She is survived by her daughters and their spouse, Regina and Curtis Johnson, Ruth and Lee Wallen of Gastonia and Rebecca Roberts of Kershaw, SC., sisters Anita Caldwell and Shirley Wray, 3 granddaughters, 6 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson.Special thanks are given to...
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Charles Coleman McKinney

August 17, 1960 - January 28, 2017

Charles "Coley" Coleman McKinneyLoving husband and father and friend passed away peacefully at home Saturday January 28, 2017.He was the son of the late Charles Allen McKinney and Louise Shives McKinney. He was preceded in death by his sister Julie McKinney Haney.Coley is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Vanessa McKinney; daughters Charlie Ann, Nicole McKinney, Ashley McKinney and...
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Cecil Franklin Shaw

January 13, 1940 - January 19, 2017

Cecil Franklin Shaw age 77 passed away unexpectedly at his residence in Mount Holly, North Carolina on Thursday, January 19, 2017. A Life Well Lived and Memorial Ceremony will be conducted at 4:00 PM Monday, January 23, 2017 at the Dallas Funeral Home, 212 West Trade Street, Dallas, North Carolina. The family will greet guest from 3:00 PM ~ 4:00 PM prior to the ceremony. Online condolences may be...
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George Charles Holmberg

December 10, 1921 - January 15, 2017

Skilled fisherman, adventurer and teller of great stories best describes George C. Holmberg Sr. George proudly served his country in the 101st Army Air core Division as a Private and jeep scout during WWII.Our father had a heart of gold and was always there when anyone needed him. He was a Hero who saved many lives in the service and at home. He put himself in danger in order to protect others...
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Mary Belle Thomas Simms

September 10, 1916 - January 1, 2017

Described by her children as a good woman, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and cook. Mary Belle Thomas Simms age, 100, went to be reunited with her family and Lord and Savior on Sunday, January 1, 2017 at the Carolina Care Center, Cherryville, North Carolina. Everybody that knew her loved her.She is the daughter of the late J.A. Thomas and Lula Lee Thomas. Mary was preceded in death...
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Haroll Gardner Taylor

November 23, 1928 - December 27, 2016

Haroll Gardner Taylor, 88, of Dallas passed away Tuesday December 27, 2016 at home with his family by his side. Haroll proudly served his country in the United States Airforce, retiring after 20 years of service. He was a true patriot and family man. He will be missed dearly by his family and friends. Haroll was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Charles Taylor and Ula Maude Baker Taylor...
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Emmons Ernest Murphy

December 16, 1914 - December 5, 2016

Dallas, North CarolinaEmmons Ernest Murphy, 101, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday December 5, 2016. Emmons was a Christian man who devoted time to his church and family. He loved scripture, especially Psalm 23. He proudly served his country in World War II. Emmons was preceded in death by his parents the late Arthur and Lydia Breeden Murphy and his wives Juanita Dixon Murphy...
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Robert Huel Parson

September 21, 1939 - November 9, 2016

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Shirley Jean Brackett

January 23, 1945 - November 7, 2016

Shirley Jean Allen Brackett from Blowing Rock, has left us to attend an awesome reunion in Heaven. She was preceded in victory into Heaven, by her husband Charles O. Brackett, sons James (Jamie) & William (Willie) Brackett, step-son Michael, grandsons William & Blaine McCorkle, her mother Pearl Pennington, father Robert Jacob Allen, sisters JoAnn, Carolyn, Sue & Mae. She leaves behind...
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Clarence Edward Burrill

April 14, 1932 - November 6, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Carothers Funeral Home, Dallas, NC.
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Lavonia Albright Wilson

January 19, 1929 - October 5, 2016

A lady who loved her family and loved to work best describes Lavonia Albright Wilson who passed away October 5, 2016 with her family by her side. She was born January 19, 1929, the last of nine children to the late Lonnie and Callie Albright, Sr. Lavonia worked in school nutrition in Gaston County Schools and later as a greeter for Walmart. Lavonia never met a stranger, loved to garden and...
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James Edward Reagan

June 3, 1931 - October 4, 2016

James Edward Reagan, 85, of Stanley went to be with the Lord on Tuesday October 4, 2016. He was born in Haywood County, North Carolina. James pastored Lincolnton Foursquare Church for 21 years. He loved serving the church and his church family. He was dedicated to his call. He was a loving pastor, who loved people. Prior to pastoring he traveled and sang with the Singing Anchors. He loved family...
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John Russell Friday

November 19, 1958 - September 4, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Carothers Funeral Home, Dallas, NC.
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James Edward Crouch

July 28, 1941 - August 9, 2016

Jesus told His disciples, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations. James Edward "Jim" Crouch made it his first priority to be a witness to others and a soul winner for Jesus. Jim, a man of God went to be with his Lord and Saviour at the age of 75 on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 from the Robin Johnson House in Dallas, North Carolina. Jim and his...
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Harold Lewis White

May 4, 1924 - August 8, 2016

Harold L. White, Sr. was taken to be with his Lord and his beloved wife, Iris. As known to all who loved and knew him: a respected man, a true friend and brother, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Hard worker, builder of homes, farmer, outdoorsman, golf enthusiast and NASCAR spectator. He proudly served his country. A man of timeless stories and quick wit. Mr. White...
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Claudette Moses

December 28, 1942 - August 7, 2016

One of thirteen children, Claudette Moses, 73, passed away August 7, 2016 after several years on dialysis. Claudette was born December 28, 1942 in Catawba County to the late Ray and Virginia (Rudisill) Lutz. She was a godly woman who loved going to church and was there every time the doors were open. Claudette leaves behind to cherish her memory her three children, Brenda Moore and husband,...
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Billy Morris Heavener

December 9, 1939 - July 31, 2016

A wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather best describes Billy Morris Heavener, 76 who passed away on July 31, 2016 at his home with his family by his side. Billy was born December 9, 1939 to the late Robert and Helen Heavener in Gaston County. He loved his family and the country he fought for. He was proud to serve in the United States Army from 1962-1965. Billy worked in...
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Donna Elaine Jones

March 25, 1960 - July 19, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Carothers Funeral Home, Dallas, NC.
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Scott Blair Pasour

February 16, 1962 - July 16, 2016

"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit" was a mission for Scott Blair Pasour, age 54 who went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, July 16, 2016 in Asheville, North Carolina. Scott was an avid motorcyclist who loved organizing motorcycle rides with friends, as well as for charitable fundraisers. He was...
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Diana Cardwell

September 30, 1939 - July 8, 2016

The Dallas Funeral Home is honored to serve the Cardwell family with Dignity and Compassion.
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Gerald Stanley Riddle

December 29, 1934 - July 7, 2016

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. (Matthew 28:19-20 - KJV). Gerald "Jerry" Stanley Riddle, 81 was a mission's minded man. Over the years he hosted many international...
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Edna Lee Hawkins

January 8, 1925 - June 15, 2016

A good Christian Lady who Loved Christian music. A lady whose work values began at 8 years old and entered the textile industry at the age of 12 years old. These qualities helped define Edna Lee Huffstetler Hawkins, age 91 who passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at the Woodlawn Haven Assisted Living in Mount Holly, North Carolina. Edna was a working housewife, retiring from Burlington Industry....
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Ronald Dean Gulledge

April 14, 1947 - May 27, 2016

Ronald Dean Gulledge Sr., 69, of High Shoals, formerly of Stanley, passed into his heavenly home on Friday May 27, 2016. Born to Earl Ocey Sr. and Verla Watts Gulledge, April 14th, 1947, in Charlotte, North Carolina. In the early 80's he found his life's work at Stanley Total Living Center. He put his whole heart into caring for residents. They became his second family. The family members and...
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Sandra Lynn Morrison

August 1, 1958 - May 8, 2016

Socializing, dinner with friends, movies, traveling, shopping and cooking were just a few of the many things that Sandra loved. Sandra, 57, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday at her home. She was born in Gaston County to Henry and Lynda Morrison. Sandra was a loving mother and daughter who put her family first. She was employed for 33 years at UPS Freight and enjoyed her time there...
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Vivian Hoyt Wright

March 8, 1934 - April 30, 2016

She never knew a stranger, always smiling, hugging; the life of any party.this best describes the beautiful life of Vivian Hoyt Wright, 82, who passed away April 30, 2016. She was born March 8, 1934 in Pelzer, SC to the late Luther and Margie (Stewart) Bryant. Vivian will always be remembered by her family as a dear, sweet Christian lady who loved people. She helped head up several of the...
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Wynelle Thursby

April 29, 1927 - April 20, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Carothers Funeral Home, Dallas, NC.
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County Johnson Jay

January 16, 1931 - April 18, 2016

Port St. Lucie, Florida - "But in life and death, we remember the game, and we remember those who shared the game with us." County J. Jay, 85, was a loving family man who enjoyed Baseball and NASCAR. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. County passed away in home in Florida on Monday April 18, 2016. County was the son of the late Jessie and Lula Huffstickler. He was also preceded...
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William Brian Ford

December 11, 1960 - April 12, 2016

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Bill James Williams

January 9, 1955 - April 3, 2016

"If you truly love Nature, you will find Beauty everywhere." Bill "Billy" James Williams, 61, of Cherryville loved nature and being outdoors. Bill quietly passed away Sunday April 3, 2016 at Caromont Regional Medical Center. Bill was a Gaston County native and a long time Cherryville resident. Bill was a kind man who never had a bad word to say about anyone. He loved all animals. He...
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Daniel John Gagnon

July 1, 1955 - March 19, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Carothers Funeral Home, Dallas, NC.
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Dorothy Sutton McClure

January 1, 1925 - March 18, 2016

Dorothy Sutton McClure, 91, passed away March 18, 2016. She was born in Jackson County, NC on January 1, 1925 to the late John Baxter and Lola (Pangle) Sutton. Dorothy was a devout Christian, very active in her church and was a charter member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church. Dorothy worked 3rd shift at Pharr Yarns and played softball for the McAdenville team. Her family will always remember...
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Ava Lee Kirksey

October 1, 1931 - March 6, 2016

Ava Lee Kirksey 84, was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who went to be with the Lord on March 6, 2016. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her. A resident of Dallas, She was born in Bladen County, NC to the late Aude and Mava Ledford Moore. Mrs. Kirksey lived in Gaston County for more than 60 years, was a very creative and loving woman and an avid crafter and...
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Dorothy Juanita Ross Fortenberry

February 28, 1936 - February 25, 2016

Dorothy "Dot" Ross Fortenberry, 79, of Grover, NC passed away on February 25, 2016 at Cleveland Regional Center in Shelby surrounded by her family. She was born February 28, 1936 in Gaston County to the late George and Ada (Fields) Ross. She will always be remembered by her family as a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a hard working lady who enjoyed country life and...
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Andrew West Pasour

April 4, 1968 - February 18, 2016

A loving Husband, Father, Son and friend to all. These words best define Andrew West Pasour who was tragically taken from us at the early age of 47. Andrew loved his family and the outdoors. Andrew was the property manager of Pasour Rental Properties, LLC. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Oscar Charles Gaddy; paternal grandparents, Howard Rhyne Pasour and Edith Marie Pasour....
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Howard F. Banks

December 2, 1938 - January 14, 2016

Howard Franklin Banks, 77, passed away peacefully on January 14, 2016. He was born December 2, 1938 in Cabarrus County to the late Robert and Fannie (Smith) Banks. Howard will be remembered by his family as happy, funny and friendly. He loved children and they loved him. He loved to tell a good joke and make people laugh. He had a contagious sense of humor. He was very patriotic and loved...
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Alma Lucille Hoyle

November 25, 1920 - January 14, 2016

Alma Lucille Hoyle, 95, passed away peacefully on January 14, 2016. She was born November 25, 1920 to the late James and Minnie (Queen) Waldroop in Robbinsville, NC. Lucille graduated High School in 1939 from Mount Holly where she enjoyed playing basketball.Those left to cherish her memory are her four children, Boyce A. Hoyle Jr. (Louise) of Denver, NC, Harold "Hal" Hoyle (Terri) of Dallas, NC...
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Franklin Oliver Andrews

July 25, 1936 - December 25, 2015

Be proud of your work and your company. Because you can never aspire to be the best if you don't take pride in your work and are not proud of the place where you work.. These words are how Franklin Oliver Andrews, age 79, felt about Freightliner where he worked for 16 years and his outlook to life.. Franklin passed away on Friday, December 25, 2015 at his residence in Dallas, North Carolina. He...
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Joe David Friday

October 11, 1935 - December 17, 2015


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Emma Herring

August 4, 1928 - November 28, 2015

Proud of her children. grandchildren. great grandchildren. great-great grandchildren. Emma "Doris" Smith Herring was blessed to have lived 87 years and see five generations in her lineage, something most don't get to see. She was someone who was very loving to her family and friends.Doris passed away on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at Caromont Regional Medical Center. She was the wife of 46 years...
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William Marshall Cotton

September 7, 1940 - October 10, 2015

A husband, father and grandfathers love is deep, strong and forever. You always know it's there. This is how William Marshall "Bill" Cotton was known by his family. Bill passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at the Robin Johnson House in Dallas, North Carolina. He was a versatile man who retired from Pathway's Behavior Health. A member of MENSA, Bill quietly showed his skills,...
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Douglas Alan Gholson

October 13, 1962 - September 20, 2015

Douglas Alan Gholson Sr. passed away unexpectedly September 20, 2015. He was born October 13, 1962 in Gaston County. Doug will be remembered as a Christian man who loved his family, was a hard worker, an avid hunter who loved to spend time outdoors. He was a manager at Colombo USA. He was an ordained Deacon, Sunday school teacher and served in the van ministry at church. All who knew him...
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Fidel Villareal

September 14, 1945 - September 15, 2015


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William C. Wilson

September 15, 1930 - July 27, 2015

William C. "Bill" Wilson, 84, died peacefully at home July 27, 2015.Bill a native of Gaston County, was born September 15, 1930 and lived all of his full life north of the town of Dallas. He was the son of the late Samuel Morris Wilson and Leola White Wilson.He was a veteran of the U. S. Army, serving with the 45th Infantry Division during the Korean War from 1951-1953. He retired from Gaston...
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Evelyn Jeanette Pasour Miles

December 16, 1931 - July 21, 2015

Evelyn Carver Pasour Miles, 83, of Bessemer City, passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at Brian Center of Gastonia. She was born in Mecklenburg County and was the daughter of the late Forest Benjamin and Daisy Lois Coyle Carver.Mrs. Miles was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church where she was a former Sunday School Teacher, Bible School Teacher, Cub Scout Leader and Youth Ministry Leader. She...
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Willie Pauline Cable

August 26, 1926 - July 18, 2015

Dear God. I am thankful for the heritage of my past, for the blessings of my present and for the glory awaiting me. These are the words of Willie Pauline Cable, age 88 who passed away on Saturday, July 18, 2015. Willie greatly loved her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She also was a daily reader of her Bible. She was the daughter of the late Harley Pace and...
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Pauline Rebecca Rushton

July 23, 1927 - July 7, 2015

Gastonia Pauline Rebecca Vernon Rushton, 87, of Gastonia, passed away at her residence on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 with her loving family by her side. She was born in Cleveland County and was the daughter of the late Katherine Neal Vernon Edwards. Mrs. Rushton was a member of Garver Memorial Baptist Church. Mrs. Rushton is survived by three daughters, Wanda McKinney and husband Mark, Kathy Anders...
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Robert Eugene Cloninger

August 2, 1938 - June 14, 2015

"Being blessed with talent is a man who works with his hands and mind and has the vision to see the completed results before he begins" These are the traits of Robert Eugene Cloninger age 76 who passed away but will not be forgotten on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at the Robin Johnson Hospice House, Dallas, NC. Mr. Cloninger was a detailed craftsman and talented woodworker, welder and steel fabricator...
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Teresa Lee Stines

June 10, 1958 - June 13, 2015

"Just as I am without one plea and now In the Garden" with her Lord and Savior is Teresa Lee Stines, age 57, who passed away after a long battle with ALS. Teresa had an abundance of accolades such as painting, arts and crafts, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and the love and care for her daughter Jerushah, who she homeschooled for all of her 12 years of education. Teresa also was known...
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Violet Lee Ledford

May 9, 1943 - June 1, 2015

Spruce Pine-Proverbs 31:10 "Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies."Violet Lee Ledford, 72, went home to be with the Lord on June 1, 2015. She was born May 9, 1943 in Mitchell County, NC to the late Stephen and Mae (Buchanan) Turbyfill.Violet is survived by four sisters, Virginia Sorrells and husband, Bill of Mars Hill, NC, Rachel Turbyfill of Hickory, NC, Ruth Gross...
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Gloria Althea Jones

January 27, 1944 - May 26, 2015


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Peggy Ann Moore

April 9, 1950 - April 4, 2015


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Curtis Roland Wright

May 12, 1939 - March 19, 2015

Curtis Roland Wright, 75, passed away March 19, 2015 at Courtland Terrace. He was born May 12, 1939 in Gaston County to the late James Curtis Wright and Mildred (Putnam) Wright. Roland was a member of Dallas Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He was also a Gideon, avid fisherman and cyclist. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Navy.Roland is survived by his wife, Laura Walker...
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Frank Reid Payseur

October 23, 1948 - February 20, 2015

Frank Reid Payseur, 66, passed away Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia. He was a native of Gaston County and was the son of the late James Lester and Alice Stockton Payseur.Frank retired from TiCaro, Inc., Rex # 2 Plant, Ranlo. He was a friend to everyone he met, and he never met a stranger. He loved to ride his bicycle around Dallas. Frank is survived by four...
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Earnest William Garrison

January 9, 1939 - February 12, 2015

Earnest William Garrison Jr., 76, passed away February 12, 2015 with his family by his side. Earnest was born January 9, 1939 to the late Earnest W. Garrison Sr. and Iris (Beam) Garrison in Gaston County.Earnest is survived by five children, Danny Garrison and wife, Linda of Dallas, Evan Garrison and wife, Shea of Shelby, Sandra Smith and husband Michael of Dallas, Gail Garrison of the home and...
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Chestina Grace Fox

June 4, 1919 - January 6, 2015

Chestina Fox, 95, passed away Jan. 6, 2015, at Robin Johnson House, Dallas. She was born June 4, 1919 in Hamilton Co., Ind., daughter of the late Helen Summers and Chester Wilbur Spencer. She was a member of Dallas Baptist Church and active in their senior group Live Embers.Survivors left to cherish her memory include her children: Linda and Bob Brown and Rick and Jenni Fox; grandchildren; Amy...
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Tony Curtis Franklin

March 16, 1955 - December 10, 2014

Tony Curtis Franklin, Sr., 59, of Dallas, passed away on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was born in Dallas and is the son of Merle Holdsclaw Franklin and the late Gaines Franklin.Mr. Franklin was a graduate of North Gaston High School. He was a former employee of Choice, USA and loved drag racing. He is a member of Dallas Baptist Church.Mr. Franklin is...
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Beulah Mae Taylor

March 10, 1920 - December 1, 2014

Beulah Mae Taylor, 94, passed away December 1, 2014 after a brief illness. She was born March 10, 1920 in Monroe County, WVA to the late Hayes and Nita (Baker) Wickline.Beulah is survived by her husband of 46 years, Haroll Taylor of Stanley; three children, Dorothy Burks (Jerry), Vaughna Shank and Michalene Buffato (Mike); six step-children, Mark Taylor, Bonita Adams (Jerry) of Stanley, Chuck...
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Gary Eugene Brooks

October 18, 1952 - November 29, 2014

Gary Eugene Brooks, 62, of Dallas, passed away Nov. 29, 2014, at home, surrounded by his family. He was born in Gaston County on Oct. 18, 1952, son of the late Marvin Clinton Brooks and Ruth Howard Brooks.He worked in textiles for 30 years with five of those years being at Actavis and 25 years at Ithaca. He served in roles as laborer, supervisor and manager.Gary leaves his loving wife of 41...
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Robert Earl Null

January 27, 1944 - November 19, 2014

Robert Earl Null, 70, passed away after a long illness on November 19, 2014. He was born January 27, 1944 in Kanawha County, WVA to the late Charles and Mildred (Walker) Null. Robert was retired from 31 years with Freightliner; he was a diehard NASCAR and dirt track racing fan, he loved hunting, fishing, bowling and the beach. But most of all he loved spending time with his family especially...
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William G. Miller

September 5, 1931 - November 7, 2014

William Grant Miller, Jr. 83, of Lincolnton, passed away November 7, 2014 at his home. He was born in Tyrone, PA and was the son of the late William G. Miller, Sr. and Marion Grove Miller He was also preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary Grace Palmiero Miller in 2012.Mr. Miller was retired from Hayes Industries after 46 years of service. While there he served as a supervisor and plant...
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Betty Louise Matheson

May 22, 1929 - November 6, 2014

Betty Louise Hoffman Matheson, 86, of Dallas, NC, passed away Thursday, November 7, 2014 at the Robin Johnson Hospice House. Betty was the daughter of the late Jim and Maude Plonk Hoffman. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Hugh E. Matheson; son, Kim Matheson; sisters, Christine Allen, Annette Gardner and Sarah Griffie.She is survived by her son Ronnie Matheson; daughter, Sandra...
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Mary Sue Ferguson

November 14, 1936 - November 2, 2014

Mary Sue Ferguson, 77, passed away Sunday, November 2, 2014. She was born November 14, 1936 in Gaston County to the late Tollie and Beulah Cloninger.Mary is survived by her daughter, Lynn Faulkner and husband, Scott of Lincolnton, NC, son, Phillip Ferguson; grandchildren, Shelby Faulkner, Crystal Michael Chapman, Jason, Greg and Sierra Michael; several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in...
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Earl A. Quinn

July 17, 1921 - October 16, 2014

Earl Alexander Quinn, age 93, of Dallas, NC passed away on Thursday, October 16th in Newport, TN where he had lived for the last year in Wellington Place Assisted Living facility.He was preceded in death by his wife, Willie Ruth Hovis Quinn, daughter Deborah Quinn Harris, parents Emrid A. and Mary Sue Bessie Cansler Quinn, and sisters Mildred Bowers and Virginia Friday.He is survived by two...
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Connie Marie Bedsworth

September 29, 1945 - October 16, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Carothers Funeral Home, Dallas, NC.
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Thomas A. Will

May 12, 1922 - September 18, 2014

Dr. Thomas A. Will, age 92, died peacefully at the Robin Johnson House on September 18, 2014 with his family at his bedside. He was born on May 12, 1922 in New Baltimore, Pennsylvania to the late Lawrence Anthony and Agnes Virginia Topper Will. He was one of 12 children. After graduating from high school, he attended Indiana State Teachers College. In 1942, he joined the US Army during World...
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Delonda Joellen Lynch

March 7, 1973 - August 30, 2014

Delonda Joellen "Jody" Lynch, 41, passed away suddenly on Saturday, August 30, 2014. She was born March 7, 1973 in Gaston County to Jimmy Farris and Martha Perry.Delonda is survived by two children, Aliyah and Isaiah Lynch of the home; her children's father, Jerry Lynch Jr., mother, Martha Perry, father, Jimmy Farris; sister, April Kennedy and brother, Todd Farris; several special aunts, cousins...
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Delonda Joellen Lynch

March 7, 1973 - August 30, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Carothers Funeral Home, Dallas, NC.
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Melba Lucille McCanless

December 20, 1918 - August 28, 2014

Melba Lucille McCanless, 95, passed away on August 28, 2014 after a short illness. She was born December 20, 1918 in Johnson County, IL to the late Sam and Tennie (Woracheck) Phillips. Melba was a member of Dallas Baptist Church where she was involved in the prayer shawl ministry, choir and card ministry. She was a mighty prayer warrior and beloved friend to everyone that knew her.Melba is...
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Effie May Walters

July 17, 1923 - August 27, 2014

Effie May Walters, 91, of Dallas, passed away on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at the Robin Johnson House with her loving family by her side. She was born in Spencer Mountain and was the daughter of the late Will and Katie Samuels May.Mrs. Walters retired from Hoechst Celanese Corporation (P.A.M.A.) after many years of service and was a faithful member of Long Creek Memorial Baptist Church for many...
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Sophia Agnes Williams

October 4, 1954 - August 19, 2014

Sophia Agnes Williams, 59, passed away suddenly on August 19, 2014. She was born October 4, 1954 in Wagner, SD to the late Francis and Hazel (Simmons) Ashes. Sophia was a member of the Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota and served her country for eight years in the US Army.Sophia is survived by her fiancé, Virgil Swancey of Dallas, NC; son, Anthony Ashes and wife, Pam of Wagner, SD; step...
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Teresa Jo Brown Crowe

May 11, 1966 - August 6, 2014

Terri Jo Brown Crowe, 48, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at CMC, Charlotte. She was born May 11, 1966. Terri was a member of Dallas Baptist Church where she was active in the Chancel Choir and Children's ministry. She was much loved.Terri is survived by her parents, Joe and Kitty Brown of Dallas; husband, Dewey (Doug) Crowe of Dallas; three children, Jessica Waddell and...
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Davis Andrew Rhyne

August 5, 1930 - July 28, 2014

DALLAS - Davis Andrew Rhyne, D.A., 83, passed away on July 28, 2014, at Peak Resources of Cherryville with his loving family by his side. He was born in Gaston County and was the son of the late Henry F. and Gertrude Farris Rhyne. D.A. was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Korean War during 1951-1953. He was a 22 year member of the Agricultural Center Volunteer Fire Department and retired...
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James Vincent Crisp

August 31, 1945 - June 12, 2014

\DALLAS ''' James Vincent Crisp, 68, passed away on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was born in Bryson City and was the son of the late Herbert Crisp, Sr. and Nannie McClure Crisp. The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of CaroMont Regional Medical Center for the love and care given to Mr. Crisp during his illness. Mr. Crisp is survived...
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Dan Rhodes Clemmer

July 19, 1930 - May 20, 2014

Dan Rhodes "Boonie" Clemmer, Sr., passed away on May 20, 2014 at Caromont Regional Medical Center. He was born and raised in Gaston County and was the son of the late Wayne Deaton Clemmer and Nellie Bryte Clemmer. He was a faithful member of Our Saviour Lutheran Church and a veteran of the Army. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Ruby Jane Reel Clemmer;...
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Barbara Cloninger Jenkins

May 15, 1934 - May 19, 2014

Barbara "Bobbie" Cloninger Jenkins, 80 of Lusby, MD formerly from Dallas, NC passed away peacefully at her residence on Monday, May 19, 2014. She was born on May 15, 1934 in Dallas, NC to the late Ernest Tom Watson Cloninger and Alma Lovisa Humphries. She was preceded in death by her husband Grady Cleveland Jenkins, Jr. who passed away on June 27, 2005; and her siblings, Samuel A. Cloninger,...
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Elsie Mae Ledford

November 12, 1942 - May 10, 2014

Elsie Mae Ledford, 71, passed away Saturday, May 10, 2014. She was born November 12, 1942 in York Co, SC to the late Clade and Wilma (Hoffman) Ledford.Elsie is survived by two sisters, Margie Ledford of Dallas and Mary Messer (David) of Dallas; two nephews, Kevin and Patrick Messer; 5 great-nieces and nephews.A celebration of her life will be held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 13 at Dallas ...
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Helen Delores Robinson

July 7, 1933 - January 9, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Carothers Funeral Home, Dallas, NC.
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Katherine Ingram Mull

May 20, 1947 - December 4, 2013

CHERRYVILLE - Katherine Ingram Mull, 66, passed away Dec. 4, 2013, at Robin Johnson House.A native of Cherokee County, she was the daughter of Mary Walker Ingram and the late Robert Leonard Ingram.She was a member of Dallas Baptist Church.She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Tim Mull; mother, Mary K. Walker Ingram of Bessemer City; twin sister, Rose Mary Brown and husband Larry of...
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Joan Ten Broeck Mcginnis

November 16, 1933 - November 1, 2011

Arrangements under the direction of Carothers Funeral Home, Dallas, NC.
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Frances Davis Lineberger

November 18, 1922 - November 1, 2011

Frances Davis Lineberger, age 88, of Dallas, passed away on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at Gaston Memorial Hospital. She was born in Dallas and was the daughter of the late John and Macie Carrigan Davis. Mrs. Lineberger was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Dallas. Mrs. Lineberger is survived by one daughter, Marie L. Arms and husband Troy of Dallas; one son, Clyde D. Lineberger and wife...
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Forrest Mote

February 9, 1947 - October 25, 2011

Arrangements under the direction of Carothers Funeral Home, Dallas, NC.
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Allie Pearl Clemmer

December 12, 1919 - October 23, 2011

Arrangements under the direction of Carothers Funeral Home, Dallas, NC.
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