Our Obituaries

Price Graham Summerville

January 16, 1926 - December 18, 2014

Price Graham Summerville passed away peacefully Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, surrounded by his loved ones and family. He was born Jan. 16, 1926, to the late Anna Bell Law and William McKee Summerville.Price attended Belmont schools and was involved in various sports including football before joining the United States Navy at the age of 16 where he served over 9 years in WWII and the Korean War. He...
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Mary L. Greene

June 6, 1941 - December 18, 2014

Mary Greene, 73, passed away at Carolinas Medical Center on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. She was born in Jackson County, a daughter of the late William Terry Thomas and Lucy Lewis Thomas.Survivors left to cherish her memory include her husband of 33 years, Oscar Greene; children: Dana Grayson, Melissa Plemmons and Mark Moore; stepchildren: Edith Garland, Joseph Greene, Sheila Lee and Phyllis Wells;...
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Mary Katherine Wood

January 14, 1914 - December 14, 2014


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Beverly Miller Kirby

April 27, 1942 - December 13, 2014

Beverly Miller Kirby, 72, went to be with the Lord December 13, 2014. She was born April 27, 1942 in Thomasville, NC to the late William and Dora (Peace) Miller.Beverly is survived by her two daughters, Melanie Splawn and husband, Scott of Gastonia, Windy Gibson and husband, David of Cherryville and step-son, David Kirby and wife, Suzanne of Gastonia; four grandchildren, Brent Metcalf, Zak and...
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Brian Joseph Foley

May 11, 1960 - December 12, 2014

Brian Joseph Foley, 54, of Gastonia, passed away at his home on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, with his loving family by his side. He was born in Yonkers, New York and was the son of the late Phillip and Catherine Vaughn Foley. Mr. Foley was a graduate of Lincoln High School, Yonkers, New York. He was employed by FedEx in New York and after moving to Gastonia he worked for Industrial Fabricators. Mr....
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Jean Alice Hudspeth

February 12, 1926 - December 8, 2014

Jean Spencer Hudspeth, 88, of Clover, South Carolina, passed away on Monday, December 8, 2014 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. She was born in Gastonia and was the daughter of the late Clarence Elmer and Eleanor Alexander Spencer.Mrs. Hudspeth retired from Homelite, Corporation after 16 years' service. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Clover where she was a member of the...
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Frank J. Ballard

September 22, 1930 - December 6, 2014

Frank J. Ballard, 84, of Gastonia, passed away on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at home surrounded by his family. He was born in Gaston County and was the son of the late William F. and Mary W. Ballard.Before joining the Navy on the U.S.S. San Marcos in 1950, where he served two terms from 1950-1954 and 1958-1962, Mr. Ballard worked at Clover Spinning and Rex - Ranlo Mill from 1946-1948 and at Del...
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Harmon Wesley Harden

August 11, 1934 - November 30, 2014

Harmon Wesley Harden, 80, of Bessemer City, passed away on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at the Robin Johnson House, Dallas with his loving family by his side. Harmon was born in Elizabethton, Tennessee and was the son of the late John Alfred and Eva Jane Richardson Harden.Harmon retired as Warehouse Manager with Sterchi's Brothers Furniture Company (Heilig-Meyers Furniture Company) after many years...
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Gary Eugene Brooks

October 18, 1952 - November 29, 2014


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Betty Sue Webb

February 1, 1931 - November 25, 2014

Betty Sue Webb, 83, passed away Nov. 25, 2014. She was born in Gaston County on Feb. 1, 1931, daughter of the late William Washington Walker and Grace Rankin Walker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Horace Webb. She is survived by her son, Ray Webb of Gastonia, a daughter, Barbara Medlin of Lowell, one brother, Don Walker of Lowell as well as five...
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Ivey Mae Mosley Hawes

April 19, 1935 - November 24, 2014

Ivey Hawes, 79, of Gastonia, passed away on Monday, November 24, 2014 at Gastonia Health Care and Rehab. She was born in Gaston County on April 19, 1935 a daughter of the late Robert Lee Mosley and Julia Garrett Love Mosley.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Martha Diana Foster as well as brothers, Everette Mosley, Robert Mosley, Marshall Mosley, Earnest...
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Harold L. Robinson

December 9, 1926 - November 21, 2014

Harold Robinson, 87, joined his loved ones in heaven Friday, November 21, while at Alive Hospice in Nashville, Tennessee. Harold was born December 9, 1926 to the late Ellis Swain Robinson and Mary Lineberger Robinson. A storyteller at heart, Harold lived a full, adventurous life and always had a clever joke or anecdote to share. The youngest of 11, Harold served in the infantry and graduated...
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Linda Ann Benedict Powers

July 31, 1943 - November 16, 2014

Linda Ann Benedict Powers, 71, passed away at her residence on Nov. 16, 2014. She was born in Spartanburg, S.C., daughter of the late William and Mildred Woods Benedict. Mrs. Powers was a former employee of the Personnel Department of Parkdale Mills, formerly was a private Care Giver, was a former Manager of Village Square Apartments in Gastonia. Mrs. Powers is a member of South Marietta...
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Shirley Jean Williamson

November 28, 1939 - November 7, 2014

Shirley Hice Williamson of Gastonia, passed away Friday, November 7, 2014 at Caromont Regional Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late Joseph H. and Hazel Gregory Hice.She is survived by her children, Angelia Heard, Randy Wilson, Crystal Straton, Wayne Wilson and Susan Maiers; brother, Lamar Hice; 11 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.In addition to her parents, Shirley was...
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Violet Hiley Dixon

August 1, 1935 - November 2, 2014

Violet Hiley Dixon, 79, passed away November 2, 2014. She was born August 1, 1935 in Gaffney, SC to the late Will and Ritha Mathis.Hiley is survived by her children, Harold Dixon Jr. (Debbie) of Kings Mountain, NC, Roger Dixon (Lynn) of Gastonia, Ronald Dixon (Cindy) of Dallas, David Dixon (Tammy) of Lowell, Sarah Martin (David) of Panama City, FL, Jeffrey Dixon of Charlotte, Dennis Dixon ...
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Barry Reed Hughes

September 23, 1946 - October 29, 2014

ORANGE PARK, Fla. - Barry Reed Hughes, 68, formerly of Lowell, passed away Oct. 29, 2014, at Orange Park Medical Center. He was a native of Gaston County and was the son of the late Charles Reed and Lucille Funderburk Hughes. Barry was a graduate of Holbrook High School, Lowell, member of Ridgewood Baptist Church, Orange Park, Florida and former member of Woodlawn Baptist Church, Lowell. Barry...
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Ilean Youngblood Wofford

March 9, 1912 - October 28, 2014

Ilean Youngblood Wofford, 102, passed away on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Brian Center of Gastonia. She was born in Pickens County, South Carolina.Graveside services will be 11:00 A. M. Friday at Gaston Memorial Park and the family will receive friends after the graveside service.Online condolences may be made at www.carothersfuneralhomegastonia.comCarothers Funeral Home, Gastonia is serving...
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Daniel Paul Grayson

August 29, 1944 - October 20, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia, NC.
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Gladys Melton Garris

August 3, 1920 - October 18, 2014

Gladys Melton Garris, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at Peak Resources in Gastonia, N.C.She is survived by her children, Eddie Melton, Frank Welch (Sheri), Melvin Garris and John Wayne Garris; daughters, Barbara Jeffery (David), Glenda Messer and Mary Whitley Mason, 15 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her husband, John Garris...
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Christopher Lee Bryson

February 25, 1996 - October 15, 2014

Christopher Lee Bryson, III, 18, of Dallas, passed away on October 15, 2014. He was born in Gastonia and is the son of Dodie Williamson Bryson and Christopher Lee Bryson, Jr.Christopher was a graduate of South Point High School Class of 2014. He loved to fish and loved basketball. He was employed at Food Lion in Mt. Holly. He attended Gaston College and was pursuing a career in Law...
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Grace Thomasson Miller

October 25, 1920 - October 14, 2014

Grace Thomasson Miller, 93, passed away on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at Olde Knox Commons Nursing Home, Huntersville with her loving family by her side. She was born in Louisville, Kentucky and was the daughter of the late William and Grace Dennis Thomasson.Mrs. Miller was a graduate of Georgetown College, Georgetown, Kentucky and served with the American Red Cross in the Philippines after World...
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Charles Edward Thompson

February 8, 1939 - October 13, 2014

Charles Edward Thompson, 75, of Gastonia, passed away Monday, October 13, 2014 at his home.He is survived by his wife, Joan Marie Harris Thompson; sons, Charles Thompson, Jr. (Ginger) and Tony Lang (Junie); daughters, Kim Thompson (Tony); Eva Pressley, Jackie Lange and Cindy Phipps (Gary); sister, Dorothy Kinley and seven grandchildren..Those preceding him in death are brothers: Hoyt, Keith,...
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Cynthia Kelly Harkrider

October 28, 1942 - October 13, 2014

Cynthia Kelly Harkrider, 71, past away on Monday, October 13, 2014 at her home in Gaffney, SC. She was the daughter of the late Robert Joseph and Margaret Clemmer Helderman.She grew up in Gaston County and graduated from Holbrook High School. She played clarinet in the marching band and a spirited majorette.Cynthia had many talents and hobbies. She was an excellent seamstress and very...
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Edith Bridgette Thompson

June 6, 1918 - October 13, 2014

Edith Smith Thompson, 96, passed away at Caromont Regional Medical Center and entered her eternal home in heaven on Monday, October 13, 2014.Edith is survived by her sons, Gene Thompson (Peggy) and Charles Thompson; grandchildren, Adam Thompson, Steve Thompson and Shanon Wilson; great grandchildren, Caleb Thompson, Lacy Mandigo, Sydni Thompson and her 2 chihuahuas, Sampson and Peppy.She was...
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Alice Carolyn Spencer

September 4, 1932 - October 2, 2014

Carolyn Redding Spencer, 82, of Gastonia passed away Thursday, October 2, 2014 at Robin Johnson Hospice House in Dallas, NC. She was the daughter of the late Harley Spencer Redding and Iola Coggins Spencer.A Mars Hill College and UNCG graduate, Carolyn Spencer completed her Master's Degree at Winthrop University. This master teacher taught Sophomore English and Choral Music at Hunter Huss...
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George Ott Eskew

April 20, 1940 - September 18, 2014

George Ott Eskew, 74, of Bessemer City, passed away on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at The Robin Johnson House, Dallas. He was born in Kings Mountain and was the son of the late Marshall and Lona Bullard Eskew.Mr. Eskew was a veteran of the U. S. Navy during the Viet Nam War, member of Bessemer City American Legion Post 2433 and a member of the Harley Owners Group.Mr. Eskew is survived by his...
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Patricia Sue Sutton

September 25, 1942 - September 14, 2014

Patricia Sue Broadway Sutton, 71, of Cramerton died Sunday, September 14, 2014 at Caromont Regional Medical Center. She was born in Gaston County and was daughter of the late Bradley Jackson and Gladys Hall Broadway.Sue was a loving and dedicated mother and grandmother. She enjoyed her family, friends and hobbies such as bowling, watching sporting events and wrestling which was her most...
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Mary Frances Felton Griffith

January 10, 1933 - September 11, 2014

Mary Felton Griffith, 81, passed away Thursday, September 11, 2014 after a brief illness. She was born January 10, 1933 in Edgecombe County to the late Paul and Edith (Lupton) Felton.Mary is survived by one sister, Fannie Mae Campbell of Gastonia, NC; several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her husband, John Griffith Jr. and three brothers, William, James and Frank Felton.A...
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Shirley Temple Riggan Cooper

September 1, 1936 - September 10, 2014

Shirley Temple Riggan Cooper, 78, passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at the Robin Johnson Hospice House in Dallas. She was born September 1, 1936 in Dobson, NC to the late Columbus and Velna (Mounce) Riggan. Shirley was a past Worthy Matron in the Eastern Star, volunteer with the Red Cross, past PTA president, substitute teacher for the Gaston County schools and worked with the Board of...
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Janet M. Waller

August 2, 1938 - September 7, 2014

Janet "Dot" Bradshaw Waller, 76, of Belmont, passed away on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at her home with her loving family by side. She was born in Mecklenburg County and was the daughter of the late Wilbert and Anna Christine Estes Bradshaw.Mrs. Waller was a member of Berryhill Baptist Church, Charlotte.Mrs. Waller is survived by one son, Robert Steven "Steve" Waller of Charlotte; two daughters,...
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Juanita Elizabeth Martin

April 13, 1930 - September 6, 2014

Juanita Elizabeth Shook Martin, 84, of Gastonia, passed away on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Robin Johnson House, Dallas. She was born in Marshall, North Carolina and was the daughter of the late Mont and Anna Ferguson Shook.Mrs. Martin retired from Bull Frog Manufacturing Company, Gastonia. Mrs. Martin loved to read and being surrounded by her grandchildren and family. She is survived by one...
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Ralph Lee Privette

June 9, 1922 - September 5, 2014

Ralph Lee Privette, 92, of Gastonia, passed away on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, at Gastonia Care and Rehabilitation Center with his loving family by his side.He was born in Dunn, N.C., and was the son of the late Albert Lee and Siddie Privette.Mr. Privette attended the Salvation Army College in Atlanta and was an Officer in the Salvation Army. After attending college, he returned to Gastonia and began...
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Annie Elizabeth Reese

October 18, 1921 - September 2, 2014

Elizabeth Ford Reese, 92, passed away Sept. 2, 2014. She was born in Gaston County, daughter of the late Dory Marvin Ford and Nonie Harrison Ford and wife of the late Rawlins E. Reese.Mrs. Reese enjoyed quilting, sewing, crocheting and was very musically gifted. She served as a church organist for many years and also worked as a church secretary for 21 years. Her life was centered on her family,...
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Angela Marie Crumbley

September 21, 1965 - August 24, 2014

Angela Marie Crumbley, 48, of Gastonia, passed away at her home on Sunday, August 24, 2014. She was born in Gastonia and is the daughter of Patricia Ferguson Crumbley and Charles Crumbley, Sr.Angela loved her animals. She loved buying jewelry, going to yard sales, fishing and gardening.Angela is a member of the Salvation Army Worship Center.Angela is survived by the love of her life, Chad Jacobs...
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Louis August Voigt

September 27, 1934 - August 17, 2014

Louis August Voigt Jr., 79, passed away Sunday, August 17, 2014. He was born September 27, 1934 in Roanoke, VA to the late Louis A. Voigt Sr. and Virginia (Upson) Voigt. Louis graduated from Virginia Tech and went on to teach high school and at Virginia Southern Business College for several years. He served his country in the Army during the Korean War. Upon his return home he began his...
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William Harris Porter

January 25, 1924 - August 11, 2014

William Harris Porter, Jr., 90, of Gastonia, NC, formerly of Meadville, PA; passed away August 11, 2014 at his home. He was born in Sharon, PA and was the son of the late William Harris Porter Sr. and Rebecca Curran Porter. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 pm Friday, August 15, 2014 in the Colonial Chapel of Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia, NC. Funeral Services will also be held at 1:00pm...
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Laura Ann Yarborough Turner

March 4, 1968 - August 8, 2014

Laura Ann Yarborough Turner, 46, of Belmont, passed away on Friday, August 8, 2014 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center with her loving family by her side. Laura was the daughter of James Yarborough and the late Betty Rhinehart Yarborough. Laura is survived by her husband, Clarence Turner; daughter, Jennifer Pahutski; father, James Yarborough; three brothers, Jerry Stone, Keith Stone, Jayme...
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Lawrence Clement Baxley

May 27, 1918 - August 7, 2014

Lawrence Clement Baxley, 96, died peacefully on August 7, 2014 at his home in Clearwater, FL. He was the son of the late Bellinger Baxley and Bertha Bond Baxley.Mr. Baxley proudly served in the Navy during WWII and retired as a police officer for the Gastonia Police Department where he worked for 26 years. He is survived by his children, Chris Baxley of Hendersonville, NC, Teresa Bynum of...
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Jewell Maxine Styers

April 27, 1932 - August 7, 2014

Jewell Maxine "Chubby" Hollifield Styers, 82, of Gastonia, passed away at her home on Thursday, August 7, 2014 with her loving family by her side. Maxine was born in Gastonia and was the daughter of the late Grover and Alice Chastain Hollifield. Maxine was a member of Loray Baptist Church for many years.Maxine is survived by her husband of 64 years, Joe M. Styers; son, Joe T. Styers and wife...
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Jerry Elbert Stevens

May 25, 1961 - August 2, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia, NC.
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Richard Stephen Tryon

October 26, 1950 - August 1, 2014

Richard Stephen (Rick) Tryon passed away peacefully August 1, 2014 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born in Fayetteville, NC on October 26, 1950 to James A. Tryon and Lillian M. Tryon and grew up in a military family and lived in numerous places including NC, GA, Germany and Okinawa, Japan. Rick received his education at Fayetteville Technical Institute, Randolph Community College and...
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Roger Dale Green

December 21, 1952 - July 31, 2014

Roger Dale Green died July 31, 2014 at his residence in Lincoln, Nebraska with his children by his side. He is the son of Mary Ruth Mehaffey Green and the late Hardy Hershell Green.He is survived by Janet Green the mother of his children; daughters, Nicole Green, Brandi Green, Mary Green and Crystal McDaniel; step-daughter, Michele Watkins; four grandchildren, two step-grandchildren all of...
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Gerald Lee Buchanan

January 22, 1935 - July 26, 2014

Gerald Lee Buchanan,79, of Lowell, passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at his residence with his loving family by his side. He was born in Lowell and was the son of the late Richmond and Eunice Capps Buchanan and husband of the late JoAnn Messer Buchanan.Mr. Buchanan was a graduate of Lowell High School and Belmont Vocational School, Belmont. He retired as Production Supervisor of Homelite...
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H. D. Buck Weatherford

April 4, 1942 - July 25, 2014

H. D. "Buck" Weatherford, 72, of Belmont, passed away on Friday, July 25, 2014 at Harris Hospice Unit of Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte with his loving family by his side. He was born in Cleveland County and was the son of the late Hallie Lee and Ruby Hoyle Weatherford.Mr. Weatherford retired in 2003 from Freightliner after many years in the Personnel and Purchasing Departments. He was a...
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Katy Whatley Moses

January 27, 1927 - July 22, 2014

Katy Lane Whatley Moses died on July 22, 2014 in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, at the Davant Extended Care Facility, following an extended illness.A longtime resident of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, and later, River Hills Plantation in Lake Wylie, South Carolina, Katy was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, David Patrick Moses.Katy is survived by her children, David P. Moses, Jr. (married...
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Frances Deese Woolford

December 27, 1927 - July 17, 2014

Frances Christine (Deese) Woolford was born December 27, 1927 to Edmond and Sally Deese in Pembroke, N.C. Chris was a resident of Dallas N.C. most of her life but lived many years in Maryland. She spent the last 3 years in the loving care of Peak Resources in Gastonia. She was divorced from the late Wilton Earl Woolford of Arbutus. She was survived by her loving family, her only son, William...
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Pauline M. Samways

April 17, 1923 - July 15, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia, NC.
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Thomas August Jones

December 30, 1961 - July 14, 2014

Thomas August Jones, 52, of Mt. Holly went to join the other angels in heaven on Monday, July 14, 2014. He was born in Largo, Florida to George Eldon Jones, Jr., and Charlotte Kristine Kupper Jones.In addition to his parents those left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife, MiMi Jones; sons, Aaron and Anthony Zachry; daughter, Mariah Zachry; sister, Kathryn Church; granddaughter, Briar...
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Martha Thomas Ervin

March 16, 1942 - July 11, 2014

Martha Thomas Ervin, 72, passed away July 11, 2014 with her family by her side. She was born March 16, 1942 in Gaston County to Thomas Cleveland Thomas Jr. and Roxie Helms Thomas.Martha is survived by her three children, David Watkins and wife Sharon of Stanley, Wendi Taylor and husband Terry of Rock Hill, SC and Tony Watkins and wife Crystal of Mt. Holly; her loving mother of Gastonia; her six...
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Annie Mayne Wiggins

November 4, 1924 - July 1, 2014

Annie Mayne Wiggins, 89, of Gastonia, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at Caromont Regional Medical Center. She was born in East Fork, NC and was the daughter of the late Memphis and Eliza McMahan Buchanan. Annie spent most of her life living in McAdenville and retired from Pharr Yarns after working there for 40 years. She was a member of Myrtle United Methodist Church.Those left to cherish...
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Julius George Bekesi

July 2, 1931 - June 29, 2014

Dr. Julius George Bekesi, 82, passed away on June 29, 2014 after a long illness. He was born in Budapest, Hungary on July 2, 1931 to the late Erno Bekesi and Katalin Sztraka Bekesi.George graduated with a PhD from Alberta Canada. He was the head of neoplastic diseases at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY until his retirement where upon he relocated from Teaneck, NJ to Gastonia, NC...
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Margie Jane Ledford

April 10, 1941 - June 19, 2014

Margie Jane Ledford, 73, of Dallas, N.C., passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014, at the Robin Johnson House. She was born in Cleveland County, N.C., and was the daughter of the late James C. and Wilma Hoffman Ledford and sister of the late Elsie Ledford.She is survived by her sister, Mary Messer and husband David; two nephews, Kevin and Patrick Messer; and five great-nephews and nieces. Funeral...
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Benny Michael Brown

June 25, 1949 - June 17, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia, NC.
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Gary Duke Perry

September 18, 1957 - June 16, 2014

Gary Duke Perry, 56, passed away June 16, 2014 after a long illness. He was born September 18, 1957 in Gaston County to the late James Winford Perry and Merle (Wall) Perry.Gary is survived by two sisters, Sherry Edwards (Roger) of Gastonia, Tammy Perry of Gastonia; son, Brandon Perry (Courtney) of Gastonia; two grandchildren, Cooper and Kenzie; several nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death...
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Kathlene Marie Patel

February 7, 1962 - June 11, 2014

Kathlene Stubbs Patel, 52, passed away on June 11, 2014 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. She was born February 7, 1962 in Mecklenburg County and was the daughter of the late Francis LeRoy and Marlene McNeal Stubbs.Mrs. Patel attended Central Piedmont Community College and received her Certified Nurse Assistant Certificate.Mrs. Patel is survived by one daughter, Kristina Earls and her son,...
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Jeanette Johnson

March 20, 1922 - June 11, 2014

Jeanette "Net Net" Johnson, 92, of Belmont passed away on June 11, 2014 at her home. She was born in York County, SC and was the daughter of the late Guy Monroe Johnson and Sadie Rainey Johnson .Jeanette was the eldest of eleven children and was known as a second mother to all her adoring nieces and nephews. A talented baker and cook, she fed her family, neighbors and friends with food cooked...
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Drifford Hoyle Helms

September 14, 1933 - June 9, 2014

Drifford "Nooney" Helms Jr. passed away June 9, 2014 after a long illness surrounded by his loving family. He was born September 14, 1933 to the late Drifford Helms Sr. and Ruth Lucas Helms.Nooney is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Brenda Helms of Gastonia; children, Shebra Auten and husband, Rusty of Gastonia, Donna Thomas and husband, David of Clover, SC, Drifford H. Helms III and...
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Jimmy Blair Dill

February 2, 1938 - June 7, 2014

Jimmy Blair Dill, 76, of Gastonia, passed away on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Caromont Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Gaston County and was the son of the late George and Louise Hawkins Dill.Mr. Dill was a long time employee of Southeastern Range Parts, Gastonia. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy.Mr. Dill is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sue Peeler Dill; two daughters, Cathy...
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Stephen Michael Stroud

February 3, 1944 - May 31, 2014

Stephen Michael Stroud, 70, passed away at his home on May 31, 2014. He was born in Gaston County and was the son of the late Clarence Stroud and Delphia Schultz Stroud. Mr. Stroud was a World Class Backgammon Player. He was also a Golden Gloves Fly Weight Boxing champion in the southeastern region of NC from 1960-1962 as well as a Champion Roller Hockey Player in Gaston County in the late 1950...
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Beulah Mozelle Tompkins

February 7, 1915 - May 28, 2014

Beulah Clemmer Tompkins, 99, died at home on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She was the daughter of the late John F. and Margaret Joy Clemmer, and was born in Stanley, NC.She was a lifelong member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday school, played the piano and sang in the choir for 60 years. She was past President of Gastonia Woman's Club, and...
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Marvin Alfred Hawkins

August 10, 1924 - May 26, 2014

Marvin Alfred Hawkins, 89, passed away May 26, 2014 after a long illness. He was born August 10, 1924 in Gaston County to the late Roy and Rosa Goble Hawkins. Marvin served his country in the Navy during WWII and was a member of West Franklin Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and trustee. Marvin worked at Threads as a machinist and in the maintenance department and later became...
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Janet White Dodge

December 11, 1938 - May 22, 2014

Janet White-Dodge, 75, of Gastonia passed away May 22, 2014 at her home. She was born in Lowell, Mass. on December 11, 1938 and was the daughter of the late Raymond Desmond and Jeannette Marie Charron Desmond.Mrs. White Dodge was retired from IBM where she was an electronic technicianShe is survived by her husband Robert E. Dodge; sons, David John White and Thomas Henry Pinhiero; daughter, Mary...
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Evelyn McMahan Carver

June 29, 1942 - May 15, 2014

Evelyn McMahan Carver, 71, passed away on May 15, 2014. She was born June 29, 1942 in Gaston County to the late Walter and Ruby (Heaton) McMahan. Evelyn graduated from Frank L. Ashley High School in 1961, Appalachian State University in 1965 and UNC Charlotte in 1976 and was a lifetime member of Linwood Church of God.Evelyn is survived by her husband, James D. Carver Jr. of Bessemer City, NC;...
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Vera Stewart Robertson

December 8, 1921 - May 15, 2014

Vera Stewart Robertson was born December 8, 1921 in Waynesville, North Carolina, the third of four children to the late Lillington E. and Rosa (Shular) Stewart. Her father was a poultry farmer, and her mother lived to be 103. Mrs. Robertson graduated from Winecoff High School and later took business courses. She worked at F.W. Woolworth as a window decorator, for Johnson Furniture Company in...
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Pearline Morton Faulkner

June 22, 1927 - May 8, 2014

Pearline Morton Faulkner, 86, of Gastonia, died Thursday, May 8, 2014 at Alexandria Place in Gastonia. She was the daughter of the late Cossey Morton and Naomia Mannings Morton.She was retired from Pharr Yarns and a member of Faith Tabernacle in Cherryville, NC.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Marcus Faulkner, brother, Bobby Morton and sister, Myrtle...
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Shirley Ann Haney

August 2, 1947 - May 7, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia, NC.
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Patty Eller Kelly

December 30, 1933 - May 4, 2014

Patty Eller Kelly, 80, of Gastonia, passed away on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at Caromont Regional Medical Center with her loving family by her side. She was born in Cramerton and was the daughter of the late Weldon and Bryte Lineberger Eller.Patty was a graduate of Cramerton High School and was a gifted pianist. She was a member of Cramer Memorial United Methodist Church where she was the pianist for...
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Rebecca Tino Hendren

July 16, 1948 - April 28, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia, NC.
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Benjamin Lee Falls

October 1, 1942 - April 26, 2014

Benjamin Lee Falls, 71, passed away unexpectedly on April 26, 2014. He was born on October 1, 1942, to the late Wylie P. Falls and Lorraine Gosnell Falls.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Brenda Griggs Falls; and brother, Wylie P. Falls, Jr.Benny is survived by brothers, Johnny Falls, Jimmy Falls; sister, Barbara Bowen; sister-in-law, Jean Falls and several nieces...
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Groundbreaking Ceremony

January 26, 1951 - April 19, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia, NC.
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Dennis Doyle Pressley

July 24, 1943 - April 16, 2014

Dennis Doyle Pressley, 70, passed away April 16, 2014 with his loving family by his side. He was born July 24, 1943 in Gaston County to the late Dennis Sevier Pressley and Bertha Jackson Pressley. Dennis was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a wonderful father, grandfather, brother and friend. He will be missed by all who knew him.Dennis is survived by his son, Brian Pressley and wife,...
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Debra Lyn Hawthorn

October 16, 1953 - April 14, 2014

Debra Lyn Hawthorn, 60, passed away April 13, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. She was born October 16, 1953 in Columbus, OH to the late Billy and Martha (Sue) Fleming Higginbotham. Debra is survived by her husband of 44 years, Douglas Hawthorn of Mount Holly; six children, Jason (Anne), Joshua, Jesse Bliss (Larry), Jacob, James (Lilly), and Justin; siblings, Cathy Wallace, Billy...
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Harry Clarkson Wentz

December 8, 1918 - April 14, 2014

Harry Clarkson Wentz, 95, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014 after an extended illness. He was born December 8, 1918 in Gaston County to the late William and Lucy Brimer Wentz.Harry is survived by his sons, David Wentz and wife, Sarah of Gastonia, Harry P. Wentz and wife Carol of Belmont, step-son, Eddie Pierce and wife, Nancy of Shelby, step-daughter, Christine Sexton of Charlotte; sisters,...
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Betty Jean Roach Human

December 5, 1933 - April 9, 2014

GASTONIA - Betty Jean Roach Human, 80, passed away April 9, 2014, at Carolinas Medical Center, Lincolnton. She was born in Seneca, S.C., daughter of the late Marshall and Ressie Siegler Roach. Mrs. Human was a member of Lowell Church of God. Mrs. Human is survived by two daughters, Debra Doster (Steve), Beverly Brezeale (Ervin) of Dallas; son, Ray Human (Jade) of Hampstead, North Carolina; two...
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James Joe Preidt

March 13, 1963 - April 7, 2014

James Joe Preidt, 51, of Mt. Holly, NC died Monday, April 7, 2014 at the Robin Johnson Hospice House in Dallas, NC. He was born in Shelbyville, IN and was the son of John Preidt, Jr. and the late Barbara Wells Preidt. Jamie was a graduate of Purdue University and was employed as a financial underwriter for Accenture.In addition to his father he is survived by his wife, Suzanne "Suzie" Carrico...
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James Wilson Marchant

January 10, 1967 - April 6, 2014

Lincolnton - James Wilson Marchant, 47, passed away April 6, 2014 at Myrtle Beach.A native of Jacksonville, Florida, he was the son of the late Henry and Brenda Marchant.He is survived by his wife, Sidna Marchant; children, Eric Rhyne, Breanna Marchant, Michael Marchant; siblings, Joseph Padelford, Anna Allen, Walter Padelford, Cynthia Elhert, Brenda Sue Booher, Charlene Mullins; grandchildren,...
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Pauline Elizabeth Carter

July 23, 1924 - April 5, 2014

Pauline Elizabeth Carter, 89, passed away Saturday, April 05, 2014. She was born July 23, 1924 in Gaston County to the late Tom and Sarah Reeves Thomasson.Pauline is survived by two sons, Lamar Carter and wife, Troy Ann of Springwood, NC and Scott Carter and wife, Judy of Gastonia, NC; five grandchildren, Adam Carter, Ashley Merritt, Amber Lindsay, Michael Griffie and Doug Griffie; five great...
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Cornelia McMahan Carpenter

September 24, 1922 - March 30, 2014

ASHEBORO - Cornelia McMahan Carpenter, 91, formerly of McAdenville, passed away March 30, 2014, at Woodland Hills Center, Asheboro.Mrs. Carpenter was born Sept. 24, 1922, in Jackson County, daughter of the late Julius and Early Sutton McMahan. Mrs. Carpenter was a former employee of Pharr Yarns, Inc. and was a member of McAdenville Baptist Church.Mrs. Carpenter is survived by her son, Roger...
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Connie Frances Moses

March 2, 1933 - March 30, 2014

Gastonia - Connie Frances Moses, 81, passed away March 30, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Lloyd Frank Moses; children, Kathy Davidson (James), Frankie Philbeck (Wayne), Linda Haney (Clyde), Rebecca Stewart (Michael), Johnny Moses , Elizabeth Gladden (Shane), Mark Moses, Jeffery Moses (Deborah), Lorne Moses (Clara Dorsey); sisters, Carolyn Ballard, Gloria Pittman; 17 grandchildren; 24 great...
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Samuel David Lee

March 12, 1947 - March 29, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia, NC.
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Martha Sue Sahms

January 19, 1926 - March 29, 2014

Gastonia - Martha Sue Stacy Sahms, 88, passed away March 29, 2014 at Belaire Healthcare Center.A native of Gaston County, she was the daughter of the late R.O. and Bessie Stacy.She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and retired from Homelite after 28 years of service.She is survived by her son, Mike Sahms and wife Kelly; granddaughters, Shanda Sahms, Micia Sahms; and great-grandchildren,...
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Arlos Mae Cash

June 18, 1928 - March 28, 2014

Arlos Mae Cash, 85, went to be with the Lord on March 28, 2014. She was born June 18, 1928 in Gaston County to the late Oscar and Ethel Farris Jenkins. Arlos was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She retired after many years of service at Pharr Yarns. She was also a charter member of West Cramerton Baptist Church. She will be truly missed by all that knew her.Arlos is...
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Pauline Davis

March 14, 1915 - March 26, 2014

CRAMERTON - Pauline "Polly" Davis, 99, passed away March 26, 2014, at the Robin Johnson House with her loving family by her side. She was born in Lincoln County, daughter of the late Blanche and Bessie Sain Davis.Mrs. Davis was a graduate of Northbrook High School #3, retired from the Mayflower Plant of Burlington Industries, Cramerton. She was a long time member of West Cramerton United...
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Geneva Holden Giles

June 7, 1929 - March 20, 2014

Cramerton - Geneva Holden Giles, 84, formerly of Cramerton, passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014 in Fincastle, Virginia. She was born June 7, 1929 in Jackson County, North Carolina and was the daughter of the late Paul Rickman and Eva Holden Stevens. Geneva was the former Assistant Town Clerk for the Town of Cramerton and was a Charter Member of Riverside Baptist Church, Cramerton.Surviving is...
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Lori Ann O'Dell

August 25, 1970 - March 20, 2014

DALLAS - Lori Ann Johnson O'Dell, 43, passed away on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. She was born in Gaston County and is the daughter of Toni Myers Messer and the late Robert Monroe Johnson, Sr.Lori was a graduate of Bessemer City High School, attended Gaston College and formerly worked for NeuroScience and Spine Center of the Carolinas in the Billing Department. ...
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Larry Gene Duncan

September 8, 1949 - March 20, 2014

Gastonia - Larry Gene Duncan, 64, passed away March 20, 2014 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center.A native of Horry County, SC, he was the son of the late Gordon and Dorothy Duncan.He is survived by his daughters, Wendy Simmons and husband Scooter, Gidget Hudson and husband Tommy; brother, Jimmy Duncan and wife Dianne; sisters, Bonnie Alexander, Shirley Hilburn and husband Norman; 3 grandchildren;...
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Margaret A. Beavers

December 19, 1937 - March 18, 2014

Dallas - Margaret A. Beavers, 76, passed away March 18, 2014 at CMC Lincoln.A native of Bristol, Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late James and Frances Lilly and wife of the late Frank Albert Beavers.Margaret was a member of Dallas Church of God.She is survived by her son, Frank Beavers Jr. and companion Jade Muller; daughters, Brenda Wilkes and husband Robert, Debbie Burton and husband...
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Max Albert Presswood

August 2, 1937 - March 15, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia, NC.
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Carl William McDonald

March 23, 1927 - March 15, 2014

Carl William McDonald, 86, passed away March 15, 2014 after a lengthy illness with his family by his side. Carl was born March 23, 1927 in Gaston County to the late Joe and Bertie Teague McDonald. Carl served in the Navy during WWII.Carl is survived by his wife, Claire R. McDonald of Dallas, six children, Ricky McDonald Sr. (Shelby) of Kings Mt., Carl (Danny) McDonald (Rhonda) of Belmont, Diane...
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Joyce Mae Stroupe Foster

August 26, 1926 - March 12, 2014

Joyce McManus Stroupe Foster, 87, died March 12, 2014 at her home. She was born August 26, 1926 to the late Julius and Myrtle (Lane) McManus. Joyce was retired from Pharr Yarns and was formerly a licensed cosmetologist operating her own beauty salon. She was a member of McAdenville United Methodist Church and the Red Hat Club.Mrs. Foster is survived by her children, Gail Stroupe Hoffman (Sid),...
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Gus Peter Gus Demetriades

December 22, 1980 - February 28, 2014

Gus P.G. Demetriades II, 33, passed away tragically on Friday, February 28, 2014. Gus was born in Dalton, Georgia and raised in Henderson, North Carolina. Gus moved to Dallas in 2005 to work as a numismatist - a job and hobby that he enjoyed very much. Gus attended Kerr Vance Academy where he graduated high school, and he received a BA in history from The Citadel in 2004. He was currently...
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Carl Judson Mack

July 27, 1930 - February 28, 2014

Bessemer City - Carl Judson Mack, 83, passed away February 28, 2014 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center.A native of Robbinsville, he was the son of the late Beda and Pheba Mack.He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Marie Yelton Mack; sons, David Lee Mack, Thomas Steve (Virginia) Mack; daughters, Carla Darlene Simpson, Kimberly (Billy) Chinell, all of Georgia; sister, Dorothy Treece of Gastonia;...
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Parker Willard Burnham

February 22, 1933 - February 20, 2014

Parker Willard Burnham, 80 passed away February 20, 2014. He was born in Lincoln County, ME to the late Lester and Louise Burnham on February 22, 1933.Parker was a member of the Dallas Masonic Lodge #263 and a member of Rankin Lake Baptist Church.He is survived by four children, Aaron Burnham of Polkville, NC, Timothy Burnham (Darla) of Grand Island, NE, Melodee Burnham (Kevin) of Boothbay, ME,...
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Alice West Tate

September 4, 1917 - February 16, 2014

GASTONIA - Alice West Tate, 96, passed away Feb. 16, 2014, At Abingdon Place of Gastonia. She was born in Cherokee County, daughter of the late Isaac Marshall and Mary Pack West. She was beautician and worked for Suzette's Beauty Shop, Dallas for 50 years. She was a member of Loray Baptist Church.The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the staff of Abingdon Place for the love...
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William Lytle Payseur

January 31, 1921 - February 15, 2014

GASTONIA - William Lytle Payseur, 93, passed away Feb. 15, 2014 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia.A native of Gaston County, he was the son of the late William C. Payseur and Corrie Moten Payseur.Mr. Payseur was a member of Covenant Baptist Church and he worked for Joe Brown at Spencer Pettus Machine Shop, where he retired. He was a World War II United States Army veteran.He is...
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Floyd William Hawks, Jr.

December 11, 1925 - February 13, 2014

Mt. Holly - Floyd William Hawks Jr., 88, passed away February 13, 2014. He was born December 11, 1925 in Greenville, SC to the late Floyd Hawks Sr. and Belle Long Hawks.Mr. Hawks was a member of Spencer Mountain Baptist Church. He was a former member of Lowell Lions Club and a Gaston Hospice volunteer. Floyd is survived by his wife, Violet Hawks of Mt. Holly, NC; daughters, Jill Biddy of...
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Albert Reid Angley

July 4, 1933 - February 13, 2014

Gastonia - Albert Reid Angley, 80, passed away February 13, 2014 at Gastonia Health and Rehab.A native of Gaston County, he was the son of the late Jesse and Fannie Angley.He is survived by his brother, Blair Angley.A funeral service will be heldat 2pm Wednesday at Faith United Methodist Church with Rev. Kim Higgins officiating.Burial will be at Hollywood Cemetery.The visitation will be held one...
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Harvey Joseph Wilson

November 25, 1944 - February 11, 2014

Harvey Joseph Wilson, 69 passed away February 11, 2014 after a lengthy illness. He was born November 25, 1944 in Gaston County to the late Harvey J. Wilson Sr. and Viola (Jackson) Wilson.Harvey is survived by his wife of 40 years, Cathey Wilson of Gastonia; daughters, DeAnn Wilson Weldon of Gastonia, Dayna Wilson-Burris of Gastonia; grandchildren, Ashley and J.D. Ferguson, Brittney and Courtney...
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Ronnie Robert Nix, Sr.

September 30, 1940 - February 9, 2014

Ronnie Robert Nix Sr. passed away Sunday, February 9, 2014. He was born September 30, 1940 in Clarksville, GA to the late Arnie and Eve (Jones) Nix. Ronnie was the owner of R&R Distributors and Steam-Pro, and former Jobber for Longs Meats for many years. He was a loving father, grandfather and true friend. His true passion was to help others. He was known for his incredible smile and...
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Douglas Gene Haney, Sr.

September 27, 1941 - February 5, 2014

RANLO - Douglas Gene Haney Sr., 72, passed away Feb. 5, 2014 at his residence.A native of Gaston County, he was the son of the late Edward and Annalee McCarnes Haney.Mr. Haney was a United States Army Vietnam veteran.He is survived by his wife, Hazel Haney of the home; children, Doug Haney Jr. and wife Oneta of Lincolnton, Steven Haney of Mt. Holly, Michael Haney of Mt. Holly, Rená...
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