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Carpenter-Porter Funeral & Cremation Services, located in Cherryville, North Carolina, is a progressive and comprehensive funeral service provider that promotes the highest ethical and professional standards while maintaining cost effective service.

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Our Obituaries

Phillip Eric Beam

September 12, 1962 - January 21, 2018

Phillip Eric Beam, age 55 of New Prospect Church Rd. passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Caromont Regional Medical Center. He was born September 12, 1962 to Geraldine Turner Beam of Bessemer City and the late Thomas Marion Beam. He was employed at Freightliner, was a member of St. Mark's Church Lutheran Church and was a mason. Eric was an outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. In...
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Jennie Lou Sigmon

May 19, 1940 - January 18, 2018

Jennie Lou Williamson Sigmon, age 77 of Cherryville passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Carolinas Medical Center Lincolnton. She was born May 19, 1940 in York County, SC to the late Robert Lee Williamson and Wilma Lee Lackey Wilcox. She was a member of North Brook Baptist Church. Jennie was an excellent homemaker and loved to care for her family. She enjoyed watching cooking shows and...
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Terry Schrum

September 28, 1941 - January 16, 2018

Terry R. Schrum, age 76 of Sharon Rd. West in Charlotte, passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at his residence. He was born September 28, 1941 in Lincoln County to the late Harry Lee and Murl Costner Shrum. Terry was a faithful employee of 49 years at Westinghouse Siemens where he thoroughly enjoyed his work. He enjoyed being outdoors, hiking, fishing, and hunting. He was also a gun...
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Ruth Black Anthony

May 16, 1919 - January 14, 2018

Ruth Black Anthony, age 98, of Cherryville passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Carolina Care Health & Rehabilitation. She was born May 16, 1919 in Gaston County to the late Ben and Jane Whitworth Black. Mrs. Anthony graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne and was in elementary education for over 42 years. She was a member of NCAE and a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. She had a love for animals,...
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Glenn Jackson

May 25, 2008 - January 14, 2018

Jeremy Glenn Jackson, age 9 of Doree Lane, won the Victory on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Levine Children's Hospital after a very courageous battle against Severe Aplastic Anemia and GVHD. He was born May 25, 2008 in Cleveland County to John Charles and April Marie Howell Jackson. Glenn was a 4th grader at Beam Intermediate and a member of First Baptist Church. He was an all American boy who...
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Orville Lee Compton

September 4, 1938 - January 13, 2018

Orville Lee Compton, age 79 of Glenn Oaks Dr. passed away Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Testa Family Hospice House. He was born September 4, 1938 in Barren County, Kentucky to the late Ralph and Mabel Estes Compton. He retired from Glasgow Equipment in West Palm Beach Fla. and was a faithful member of Lawndale Baptist Church for over 20 years. Orville enjoyed bowling, riding motorcycles, and...
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Robert V. Farmer

January 24, 1925 - January 12, 2018

Robert V. Farmer, 92, formerly of Watson Road in Bessemer City, passed away January 12, 2018. He was born January 24, 1925 in Greenville County, SC, a son of the late Joel Grover and Ethel Campbell Farmer. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Cherryville, North Carolina. A funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at St. John's Lutheran Church, 310 West...
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Sarah Frances Wylie

June 12, 1951 - January 12, 2018

Frannie Wylie Sarah Frances Wylie, 66, of Rustover Lane, died Jan 12, 2018 at Caromont Regional Medical Center. She was born on June 12, 1951 in Cleveland County a daughter of the late Bonnie Edwin Foster, Sr. and Sarah Muriel Beam Foster. Frannie was a hairdresser, potter, and substitute teacher. She was a lifetime member of Bess Chapel United Methodist Church where she was a member of the...
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Trina Marie Patterson

May 12, 1963 - January 11, 2018

Trina Marie Patterson, age 54, formerly of Cherryville passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem. She was born May 12, 1963 in Gaston County to the late Thomas "Bit" Patterson and Marie Neill Dover. She was an entrepreneur and part owner of Brushy Mountain Motors in Bland, VA and was a member of Missionary Methodist. Trina enjoyed gardening, sewing,...
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Shirley Ellis Walls

October 17, 1951 - January 10, 2018

Shirley Rae Ellis Walls, age 66, of Devenny Road passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Carolinas Medical Center. She was born October 17, 1951 in Lincoln County to the late William "W.T." and Sallie Edna Mull Ellis. She was a seamstress and a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church. Shirley loved traveling to the beach and the mountains. She also enjoyed fishing and being in the peace...
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James Lester Jenkins

February 24, 1943 - January 10, 2018

James "Lester" Jenkins, age 74 of Eaker Circle passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Carolina Healthcare Systems Cleveland. He was born February 24, 1943 in Gaston County to the late Cecil Ross Jenkins Sr. and Martha Mae McGinnis Jenkins. He was a member of First Baptist Church and had attended Second Baptist Church. Lester graduated from Appalachian State and retired after 35 years with...
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Leigha Juanice Snipes

January 8, 2018 - January 8, 2018

Leigha Juanice Snipes, infant daughter of Wesley Thomas Snipes and Ashlee Juanice Hampton, was born into the arms of Jesus on Monday, January 8, 2018. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her grandmothers, Lorna Watson of Cherryville and Charlotte Little of Texas; and an uncle, Chris Snipes of Cherryville. A memorial service to honor Leigha will be held Friday, January 19, 2018 at 7...
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Dick Blackwelder

December 25, 1931 - January 8, 2018

DICK BLACKWELDER Charles Richard "Dick" Blackwelder, age 86 of Meadowbrook Lane, passed away Monday, January 8, 2018 at Testa Family Hospice House. He was born December 25, 1931 in Gaston County to the late John William and Ocie Witherspoon Blackwelder. He was a former machinist at Blackwelder Machine Shop and a member of First Presbyterian Church. Dick was a Korean War Veteran of the...
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Terrie Hudson Smith

August 27, 1964 - January 4, 2018

Terrie Lynn Hudson Smith, age 53 of Sunset Dr. passed away Thursday, January 4, 2018 at her residence. She was born August 27, 1964 in Gaston County to the late Alfred William Hudson and Jennie Flowers Hudson Davenport. Her greatest love was spending time with her grandbabies. Survivors include her sons, Joshua Wayne Hudson (Lisa) of Spartanburg, SC and Walter Barrett Davenport (Deidra) of...
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Max Dellinger

August 25, 1931 - January 4, 2018

Max Dellinger, age 86 of S. Elm St. passed away Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Carolinas Healthcare System Cleveland. He was born August 25, 1931 in Gaston County to the late Junius Clarence and Dona Belle Sellers Dellinger. Max retired from Carolina Freight after 46 years of service. He was a Korean War Veteran of the US Army and a member of Cherryville American Legion Post #100. Max was a...
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Barbara Hayes Edwards

March 8, 1940 - January 3, 2018

Barbara 'Dabo' Hayes Edwards, age 77, of Heavner Rd. passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at CMC – Lincoln. She was born March 8, 1940 in Gaston County to the late Ralph 'Mutt' Malcolm and Lois Janette Huss Hayes. She was the canteen supervisor at Timken and was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church. Barbara cherished family and took pride in being a wife, mother, grandmother and friend...
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Joe Brown

September 26, 1969 - January 1, 2018

Wilbur Joe Brown, age 48, of E. First Street, passed away Monday, January 1, 2018 at Carolinas Medical Center- Main. He was born September 26, 1969 in Gaston County to Barbara Morrow Brown and the late Worth Joe Brown. Joe was an assembly man at Bradington Young and was a member of Faith Baptist Church. He was an original Cherryville New Year's Shooter, a baseball and football fan and an avid...
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Lucy Marie James Seagle

October 8, 1949 - December 27, 2017

Lucy Marie James Seagle, age 68 of Mary's Grove Rd. passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. She was born October 8, 1949 in Wilkes County to the late Robert Westley and Elsie Mae Adams James. Lucy graduated from Appalachian State University and went into Social Work where she worked with Gaston County Social Services for 25 years. She enjoyed...
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Benjamin Stephen Homesley

November 25, 1921 - December 23, 2017

Benjamin Stephen Homesley, 96, of 966 Mary's Grove Rd., died Dec. 23, 2017 at Carolina Health Care-Cleveland. He was born November 25, 1921 in Cleveland County to the late John and Betty Mullen Homesley. Ben was a retired long line truck driver for L.J. Kennedy of Jacksonville, FL and formerly employed at Carolina Freight, and Mercury Motor Express. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and telling war...
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Hubert Clinton Mitchem

July 3, 1924 - December 20, 2017

Hubert Clinton Mitchem, age 93 of West Hwy 27 passed away Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Brian Center of Lincolnton. He was born July 3, 1924 in Lincoln County to the late Kirby Sherman and Hattie Davis Mitchem. He was a member of Hebron United Methodist Church and retired from Impact Furniture. Hubert enjoyed farming and going to tractor pulls, where he earned many 1st place trophies. He...
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John Lee Black

February 24, 1921 - December 6, 2017

John Lee Black, age 96 of Tot Dellinger Rd. passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Carolina Care Health & Rehabilitation. He was born February 24, 1921 in Gaston County to the late Alfred Melton "Bud" and Annie Craft Black. John Lee was an active member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church where he formerly served as a deacon and Sunday School Superintendent for many years. He was a house carpenter...
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Carolyn Self Huffstetler

August 24, 1939 - December 6, 2017

Carolyn Sue Self Huffstetler, age 78 of Mary's Grove Church Rd. passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Carolinas Healthcare System Shelby. She was born August 24, 1939 in Cleveland County to the late Pauline Self. Carolyn was a member of Mary's Grove United Methodist Church and a 1957 graduate of Cherryville High School. She enjoyed babysitting, loved dogs, and was an avid gardener. ...
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Barbara Ann Simpson

February 21, 1952 - December 5, 2017

Barbara Ann Hampton Simpson, age 65 of Charleston Trail, passed away Tuesday. December 5, 2017 at her residence. She was born February 21, 1952 in Gaston County to the late Calvin Marshall and Vivian Lee Sutton Hampton. Barbara was formerly employed with Mohican Mills and was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses of Lincolnton. Barbara was a talented seamstress and an avid reader. Her greatest love...
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Kate Lee Eaker Smith

September 19, 1918 - November 24, 2017

Kate Lee Eaker Smith, age 99, formerly of Baxter Road, passed away Friday, November 24, 2017 at Carolina Care Health & Rehabilitation. She was born September 19, 1918 in Gaston County to the late Clarence Slyvanus and Dovie Elizabeth Craft Eaker. Kate graduated from Cherryville High School in 1938 and then attended East Carolina where she played basketball. She was a member of Bethlehem United...
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Mary Francis Bingham

February 18, 1933 - November 22, 2017

Mary Frances Bingham, 84, of North Morgan St., died November 22, 2017 at White Oak Manor, Shelby, NC. Mary was born on Feb. 18, 1933 in Gaston Co. a daughter of the late Everette A. and Lula Eaker Bingham. She was a lifetime member of Mary's Grove United Methodist Church. She loved her jewelry, flowers and her What not's. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by sisters Waynell B...
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Teresa "Tina" Willis

February 27, 1956 - November 21, 2017

Teresa "Tina" Willis, age 61, passed away Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Levine Dickson Hospice House in Huntersville. She was born February 27, 1956 in Lincoln County to Prue Neal Willis Thornburg of Lincolnton and the late Klutz Willis. She was a retired NCDOT supervisor and her hobbies included playing bingo, cooking and spending time with her grandchildren. Tina was a fighter and cared for...
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Joann Williams

June 20, 1961 - November 12, 2017

Jo Ann "Joann" Williams, age 56, of Belmar Road passed away Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Testa Family Hospice House. She was born June 20, 1961 in Lincoln County to the late Joe Pinkney and Margaret Cornelius Wilson Williams. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a sister, Betty Jean Williams. She is survived by her children, Marshal Weathers and wife, Tosha of Hickory...
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Frankie Doodle Hayes

July 29, 1945 - November 9, 2017

Frankie "Doodle" Lamar Hayes, age 72, of Dallas-Cherryville Highway passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017 at CMC-Main. He was born July 29, 1945 in Gaston County to the late Ralph Malcolm and Lois Janette Huss Hayes. He retired from Carolina Freight after 30 years of service as a yard man. Doodle enjoyed deer hunting, NASCAR, cheering for the Duke Blue Devils and spending time with his...
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Shelby Neal Ford

September 1, 1944 - November 7, 2017

Shelby Jean Neal Ford, age 73 of Mary's Grove Rd. passed away Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at Carolina Care Health and Rehabilitation. She was born September 1, 1944 in Gaston County to the late Howard Ralph and Mable Lorene Harmon Neal. Shelby retired from Doran Mills and had attended Second Baptist Church. She also loved flowers and hummingbirds. She also enjoyed sitting on the front porch...
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Dorothy Canipe Wright

November 11, 1938 - November 3, 2017

Dorothy Canipe Wright, age 78 of Vernon St. passed away peacefully Friday, November 3, 2017 at Testa Family Hospice House in Kings Mountain. She was born November 11, 1938 in Gaston County to the late Walter Andrew and Eunice Pope Canipe. Dot was 1957 graduate of Cherryville High School and a member of Cherryville Missionary Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in...
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Betty Hoyle Powell

April 12, 1932 - October 27, 2017

Betty Hoyle Powell, age 85 of the North Brook Community passed away Friday, October 27, 2017 at Carolinas Healthcare System Lincoln. She was born April 12, 1932 in Lincoln County to the late Arthur Raymond and Lilly Blanche Wehunt Hoyle. Betty was a member of Bess Chapel United Methodist Church where she was a former Sunday school teacher, church treasurer, and involved with the United...
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Carolyn Grant White

July 19, 1940 - October 22, 2017

Carolyn Faye Grant White, age 77, of Putnam St. passed away Sunday, October 22, 2017 at Carolinas Healthcare Systems Cleveland. She was born July 19, 1940 in Gaston County to the late Goldman Benjamin and Cora Elizabeth Layel Grant. Carolyn was previously employed with Homelite and was a member of Second Baptist Church. She was an avid Redskins fan, John Wayne follower and adored her grandbabies....
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David Moore

November 20, 1942 - October 20, 2017

David Moore Charles David Moore, age 74, passed away Friday, October 20, 2017 at North Carolina Veterans Home Salisbury. He was born November 20, 1942 in Murphy, North Carolina to the late Charles and Myrt Waldroup Moore. David was a member Crouse United Methodist Church. He enjoyed RVing, talking, and driving a tractor trailor, where was known as CB Handle, Flattop. He was a 32 year...
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Aileen Catherine Hayes

March 28, 1937 - October 19, 2017

Aileen Catherine Arrowood Hayes, age 80, passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Carolina Care Health & Rehabilitation. She was born March 28, 1937 in Cleveland County to the late Mack and Minnie Mayhew Arrowood. Aileen was an excellent homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed sewing, flowers, and crossword puzzles. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her...
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Maggie Gingles Jones

January 28, 1935 - October 13, 2017

Maggie Mae Gingles Jones, age 82 formerly of Edna Graves Way, passed away Friday, October 13, 2017 at Caromont Regional Medical Center. She was born January 28, 1935 in Lincoln County to the late Ozelia Linder and William Bus Gingles. Ms. Maggie was a member of Second Baptist Church where she was active with the Mother's Sunday School Class and enjoyed going visiting. When she was no longer...
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Bob Dellinger, Sr.

October 27, 1936 - October 12, 2017

Robert "Bob" Donald Dellinger, Sr., age 80, of Harrilson Rd. passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Somerset Court. He was born October 27, 1936 in Gaston County to the late Marcus Wesley and Annie Mae Henry Dellinger. Bob worked for Carolina Freight and was an active member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. He was a deacon of the church and member of Brotherhood of Mt. Zion and loved to fish. In...
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Larry Franklin Setzer

June 13, 1935 - October 3, 2017

Larry Franklin Setzer, age 82, of Lakeview Rd. passed away peacefully Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Caromont Regional Medical Center. He was born June 13, 1935 in Washington, DC to the late Glenn Lee Setzer and Hope Elizabeth Beam Lewis. Larry retired after 34 years of driving for Carolina Freight. He was a Korean War Veteran of the United States Army. Larry was a long time member of First...
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Aaliyah Nicole Jefferies

September 12, 1997 - September 30, 2017

Aaliyah Nicole Jefferies, age 20 of Old Post Rd. passed away Saturday, September 30, 2017. She was born September 12, 1997 in Gaston County to Kellie Louise Hull and Walden Christopher Link. Aaliyah was a 2017 graduate of Cherryville High School. She loved reading and playing video games. Aaliyah played basketball and softball. She also enjoyed kickboxing and UFC. Aaliyah was preceded in...
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Catherine Byers Turner

September 21, 1932 - September 30, 2017

Catherine Elizabeth Byers Turner, 85, of Hilltop Dr., died Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton. She was born in Lincoln County on September 21, 1932 to the late Clyde Anderson and Mary Ellen Ledford Byers. Mrs. Turner found great pleasure in playing Bingo, crocheting, and reading. She also was fond of playing billiards. In addition to her parents, she is...
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Timothy Lee Rakes, Sr

July 29, 1968 - September 27, 2017

Timothy Lee Rakes, Sr. age 49 passed away Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at Carolina Healthcare Systems – Cleveland. He was born July 29, 1968 in Mercer County, New Jersey to Philip Daniel and Judith Stover Rakes. Tim enjoyed camping and was an avid Carolina Panthers fan. He was a friend to everyone he met. Tim was preceded in death by a brother, Phillip Wayne Rakes. In addition to his...
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Wylie Stansell

March 2, 1943 - September 27, 2017

J. Wylie Stansell, age 74 of Self St. passed away Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at his residence. He was born March 2, 1943 in Greenville County, SC to the late Harry and Miriam Stokes Stansell. After retiring from Tektronix, he worked at Lowe's Home Improvement. Wylie is survived by his two sons, Quinn Stansell and wife, Tammy of Belmont and Patrick Stansell and wife, Nikki of Knoxville, TN...
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Nona Franklin

November 22, 1947 - September 25, 2017

Nona Irene Melton Franklin, age 69 of W. Academy St. passed away Monday, September 25, 2017 at her residence. She was born November 22, 1947 in Anson County to the late John Frank and Marguerite Irene Scarboro Melton. Nona was very talented with ceramics and crafting home décor items. She also enjoyed antique furniture. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother,...
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Charles Lee Capps

January 25, 1934 - September 17, 2017

Charles Lee Capps Sr., age 83 of Delview Rd. passed away Sunday, September 17, 2017 at PruittHealth – Union Pointe in Monroe. He was born January 25, 1934 to the late James Leonard and Virginia Ethel Walker Capps. Charles was a member of First Baptist Church. He was a Korean War Veteran of the United States Marine Corps and a member of American Legion Post #100. He retired after 36 years...
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Julia Etta Stroup Allran

June 30, 1932 - September 15, 2017

Julia Etta Stroup Allran, age 85 of Spring St. passed away Friday, September 15, 2017 at Caromont Regional Medical Center. She was born June 30, 1932 in Gaston County to the late John Clifton and Alice Burch Stroup. Julia was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. She enjoyed traveling and pier and surf fishing at the coast. She adored her grandchildren and loved spending time with them. ...
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Fred Louie Stroupe

March 25, 1936 - September 13, 2017

Fred Louie Stroupe, age 81 of St. Mark's Church Rd. died Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at Caromont Regional Medical Center. He was born March 25, 1936 in Gaston County to the late Fred Franklin and Eva Pearl Bess Stroupe. He was a member of Mt. Beulah Baptist Church. Fred attended Tryon School and was a longtime farmer. He enjoyed red tractors, bluegrass music, and dining out with friends. ...
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Dot Lail Walker

September 28, 1924 - September 5, 2017

Dorothy Mae Lail Walker, age 92 of S. Depot St. passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at her residence. She was born September 28, 1924 in Gaston County to the late John Franklin and Meda Hartman Lail. Dot and her sister, Nan, ran Nanny's Nursery where she devoted her time to taking care of and loving children. She was a member of First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed Putt-Putt and...
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Deonna Ozment Anthony

November 5, 1963 - August 31, 2017

Deonna Lynn Ozment Anthony, age 53 of Anthony Lane in Cherryville passed away Thursday, August 31, 2017 at Carolinas Healthcare System in Pineville. She was born November 5, 1963 in Wilkes County to Shelby Ozment Spiva of Hickory and the late Tommy Ozment. She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church and formerly employed as custodian at Cherryville Elementary. She enjoyed arts and crafts and...
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Sandra Black Patterson

July 21, 1959 - August 31, 2017

Sandra Jean Black Patterson, 58, of North Dr. passed away Thursday, August 31, 2017 at her residence. She was born July 21, 1959 in Cleveland County to the late Albert Eugene "Bud" Black and Joyce Ann Hyder Black. She was previously employed at Howell Mill, Dollar General and Walmart and attended the House of Prayer in Fallston. Sandra loved her daughters and grandchildren and took pride in her...
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Norman Gene Warlick

July 23, 1926 - August 24, 2017

Norman Gene "Wa" Warlick passed away peacefully on August 24, 2017 at Wendover Hospice Center surrounded by his four sons. Mr. Warlick was born on July 23, 1926 to George Clifton and Dennice Yelton Warlick of Hickory, NC. He was educated in the Hickory city schools, received a Bachelor's degree from Lenoir Rhyne University, a Master's degree from Appalachian State University and was certified as...
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Allie Jenkins Eaker

September 15, 1925 - August 20, 2017

Allie Mozelle Jenkins Eaker, 91, of Oak Hollow Rd. passed away Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Alexandria Place. She was born September 15, 1925 in Gaston County to the late Lee Andrew and Essie Vivian Mauney Jenkins. Allie was a member of Hephzibah Presbyterian Church and cherished time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, and cooking and was an all...
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James David "Jim" Kempfer

June 25, 1942 - August 18, 2017

James David "Jim" Kempfer, 75, of Pink St. passed away Friday, August 18, 2017 at his residence. He was born June 25, 1942 in Madison, Wisconsin to the late Gilman and Ruth Opheim Kempfer. Jim was a retired sales associate of Walmart and formerly a computer specialist for Carolina Freight. He was a Vietnam Veteran and member of American Legion Post #100 and the North American Hunting Club. He...
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Sharon "Shay" Fisher

December 5, 1963 - August 18, 2017

Sharon "Shay" Fisher, 53, died August 18, 2017 at Caromont Regional Medical Center. Ms. Fisher was born on December 5, 1963 in Mecklenburg County. She was a longtime member of Crowder's Creek ARP Church in Gastonia, NC. She was employed by the Dollar Tree until her retirement in 2016. Ms. Fisher was a vibrant and loving friend. She especially loved music and loved to dance. Though she...
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Hubert Bennett Mauney

April 19, 1934 - August 16, 2017

Hubert Bennett Mauney, 83, formerly of Pleasant Grove Church Rd., died Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at The Brian Center Lincolnton. He was born on April 19, 1934 in Lincoln County to the late Grover and Lona Harvey Mauney. Mr. Mauney was a member of Crouse United Methodist Church and retired from La-Z-Boy with 45 years of service. He is remembered for his love of gospel music, making crafts,...
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Ralph Jerry "Mutt" Hayes

September 16, 1941 - August 12, 2017

Ralph Jerry "Mutt" Hayes, age 75 of Eaker Dr. passed away Saturday, August 12, 2017 at his residence. He was born September 16, 1941 in Gaston County to the late Ralph Malcolm and Lois Jeanette Huss Hayes. Jerry was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. He was a 1960 graduate of Cherryville High School and retired after 35 years as warehouse supervisor with Carolina Freight. Jerry enjoyed...
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Betty Jean Powell

January 2, 1936 - August 11, 2017

Betty Jean Taylor Powell, age 81 of Shoal Rd in Lincolnton, passed away Friday, August 11, 2017 at her residence. She was born January 2, 1936 in Lincoln County to the late Alvin Marion and Minnie Alice Sigmon Taylor. Betty was a devout Christian and an expert homemaker. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother. Mrs. Powell enjoyed music and singing. She also loved flowers. In...
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Margaret Harrelson McSwain

July 13, 1955 - August 10, 2017

Margaret Jane Harrelson McSwain, age 62, of Greenhaven Dr. passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017 at her residence. She was born July 13, 1955 in Gaston County to the late Grimes Sr. and Joy Nance Harrelson. Margaret was retired from Rutherford County Schools as an education specialist and previously taught in Lincoln and Catawba County as well. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in...
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Jacqueline Roberson Jones

July 28, 1952 - August 8, 2017

Jacqueline Roberson Jones, age 65, of Sullivan Dr. passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Carolina Healthcare Systems-Cleveland. She was born July 28, 1952 in Cleveland County to the late Jack and Ava Dellinger Roberson. She was a seamstress and an avid animal lover. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, J.J. Jones; and son, Jason Beam. She is survived by her...
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Joe McGugan

April 24, 1955 - August 4, 2017

Joseph McGugan, age 62 of Cherry Manor, formerly of Will McAllister Rd. passed away Friday, August 4, 2017 at Gastonia Care and Rehabilitation. He was born April 24, 1955 in Gaston County to the late Archie and Letha Gainey McGugan. Joe worked in textiles and enjoyed going to church. He was a very protective and loving daddy to his three girls. He found great pleasure in spending time with...
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Luise Helene Calderbank

January 6, 1922 - August 2, 2017

Luise Helene Meyer Calderbank, age 95 of Givens Estates, passed away peacefully Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at her residence. She was born January 6, 1922 in Greenwich, CT to the late Carl H. and Eleanor Sorensen Meyer. Luise was a graduate of Greenwich High School and Katharine Gibbs School, New York. She was a charter member of Newtown Women's Club and Meals on Wheels, long-time member of Spay...
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Fushia Gladden Heavner

December 12, 1926 - August 1, 2017

Fushia Gladden Heavner, age 90 of Arden, formerly of Wallaby Road in Cherryville, passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at The Oaks at Sweeten Creek. She was born December 12, 1926 in Lincoln County to the late John Paris and Maudie Engle Gladden. Fushia was a graduate of North Brook High School. While in school, she worked part-time at the Carlton Yarn Mill and the old Roses 5 and Dime store. ...
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Frances Carroll

January 4, 1932 - August 1, 2017

Mary Frances Scism Carroll, age 85 of Old Post Rd passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2017. She was born January 4, 1932 in Gaston County to the late Forest Ralph and Maude Mae Blanton Scism. Frances was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church and retired after 40 years from Carolina Freight Carriers. She loved crossword puzzles and playing video games. Her greatest pleasure was spending time with...
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James "Rip" Edward Childers

May 19, 1963 - July 30, 2017

James "Rip" Edward Childers, age 54, of HWY 274 N Cherryville passed away Sunday, July 30, 2017 at Carolina Health Care Systems Blue Ridge. He was born in Cherokee County, SC on May 19, 1963 a son of the late George Washington and Helen Rose Childers. Rip was employed at the Lakewood Care Center as Med Tech supervisor. He attended Bess Chapel United Methodist Church. He found great pleasure in...
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Belinda Rhew Martin

July 12, 1958 - July 25, 2017

Belinda Rhew Martin, age 59 of Sunbeam Farm Rd. passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at her childhood home. She was born July 12, 1958 in Buncombe County to the late William and Wilma Silver Rhew. Belinda was a member of Anthony Grove Baptist Church. She graduated from Cherryville High School, was a retired manager of Cedar St. Tavern, and Vice President of Diversified Fiberglass Fabricators....
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Wilhelmina Reynolds Yoder

April 30, 1928 - July 25, 2017

Wilhelmina Reynolds Yoder, age 89 of Crouse passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Brian Center Lincolnton. She was born April 30, 1928 in Bamberg County, SC, a daughter of the late Logan Lohr and Iona Marie Brown Reynolds. Wilhelmina was a lifelong resident of Crouse where she lived on Cotton Mill Lane since 1952 until she became a resident of Carillon Assisted Living Center in Lincolnton. She...
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Dennis Howard Taylor

May 7, 1965 - July 21, 2017

Dennis Howard Taylor, 52, of Sorrells Baxter Rd., died July 21, 2017 at Robin Johnson Hospice House. He was born May 7, 1965 in Lincoln County to the late Howard Lee Taylor and Kay Frances Willis Taylor of Cherryville. Dennis was a1983 graduate of West Lincoln High School and was a self-employed rental agent. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two sisters; Donna Taylor...
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Mary Elizabeth Trammell Pope

July 12, 1929 - July 21, 2017

Mary Elizabeth Trammell Pope, 88, of Lewittes Rd., formerly of Cherryville, died July 21, 2017 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. She was born in Gaston County July 12, 1929 to the late Andrew and Lillian Lee Wylie Trammell. She was a retired spinner from the Dora Yarn Mill and was a Baptist. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Harlan Pope in 1967; two...
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Elizabeth Virginia Sheppard Bohle

April 9, 1933 - July 18, 2017

Elizabeth Virginia Sheppard Bohle, 84, of Lilac Rd. died July 18, 2017 at Carolina Care Health and Rehabilitation. She was born in Baltimore, MD on April 9, 1933, a daughter of the late John and Nancy Hilton Sheppard. Mrs. Bohle was retired from C & P Telephone in Baltimore In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Paul and Tim Letrise. She is survived by her son,...
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Renee Payne

July 22, 1949 - July 12, 2017

Sherry Renee Payne, age 67 of Oak Grove Rd. passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Carolinas Healthcare in Kings Mountain. She was born July 22, 1949 in Mecklenburg County to the late Thomas Vernon and Margaret Altman Payne. NaeNae attended Good News Tabernacle Pentecostal Church. She loved music, singing, and playing the guitar. NaeNae also enjoyed all things jewelry and watching tv. ...
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Sandra Crumpton Hendrix

February 9, 1961 - July 10, 2017

Sandra Gwyn Crumpton Hendrix, age 56 of Woodbeach Lane passed away Monday, July 10, 2017 at Levine and Dickson Hospice House in Huntersville. She was born February 9, 1961 in Gaston County to the late Rev. Julius Miles Crumpton and Kathryn Sue Helms Crumpton. Sandra was employed at Walmart in Denver. She enjoyed gardening, reading, and watching tv, especially crime and detective shows. She...
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Leah Hallman Johnson

June 3, 1928 - July 8, 2017

Early Saturday morning, July 8, 2017, Leah Johnson, 89 years of age born on June 3, 1928, the Matriarch of eleven natural birth children, went to be in the presence of our heavenly Father to rest and to receive all her rewards. She fell asleep peacefully and pain free in her bed at her residence in Kings Mountain, NC where she lived for over 30 plus years. She was raised in the Tryon School...
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Mary Sue Carlyon Faires

February 26, 1932 - July 7, 2017

Mary Sue Carlyon Faires, age 85 of Crescent Dr. passed away Friday, July 7, 2017 at Wendover Hospice House in Shelby. She was born February 26, 1932 in Lansing, Michigan to the late William Ralph and Thelma Mary Sheen Carlyon. Mrs. Faires was a member of First United Methodist Church where she formerly served as president of UMW, Historian, and Circle Chairperson. She was also a former Girl...
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Albert Boyd Homesley

March 25, 1935 - July 7, 2017

Albert Boyd Homesley, 82, of South Pink St., died July 7, 2017 at Caromont Regional Medical Center. Mr. Homesley was born March 25, 1935 in Gaston County to the late Albert Herbert and Novella Adams Homesley. He retired as Chief of the Gaston County Rural Police with 30 years of service. He faithfully served his country in the US Navy during Korea and was a member of American Legion Post #100....
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Minnie Pope Dalton

May 28, 1917 - June 28, 2017

Minnie Pope Dalton, age 100, of Harrilson Road, died Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at Carolina Care Health and Rehabilitation. Mrs. Dalton was born on May 28, 1917 in Gaston County to the James Colin and Georgia Cline Pope. She was a member of First Methodist Church and was an avid bingo player. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Marion C. Dalton; brothers, Harlon,...
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Joe Cleveland "J.C." Gray

March 18, 1929 - June 25, 2017

Joe Cleveland "J.C." Gray age 88 of Hephzibah Church Road passed away Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Brian Center of Lincolnton. He was born March 18, 1929 in Gaston County to the late William Preston and Maggie Bookout Gray. J.C. graduated from Cherryville High School and Howard's Business College. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He retired after 36 years from Carolina Freight. J.C....
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Ned Dellinger

January 21, 2008 - June 23, 2017

Elijah Ned Dellinger, age 9 of N. Jacob St. passed on Friday, June 23, 2017. He was born January 21, 2008 in Orange County to Douglas Travis and Betsy Cox Dellinger. Ned was a member of Legacy Church and had just completed 3rd grade. He had an infectious smile and was always happy no matter the circumstances. He loved riding on the golf cart, seeing cars and watching traffic. Ned enjoyed...
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"J.D." John David Gaston

November 2, 1925 - June 22, 2017

John David "J.D." Gaston age, 91 of Cherryville passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Carolina Care Health and Rehabilitation. He was born November 2, 1925 in Caldwell County to the late James Houze Gaston Sr. and Rebecca Edwards Gaston. J.D. was a member of First United Methodist Church. He attended and graduated from the Granite Falls Schools. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and...
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Jim Senter

August 13, 1935 - June 20, 2017

James Hillard "Jim" Senter, age 81 of Greenway Ave. passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Robin Johnson Hospice House. He was born August 13, 1935 in Dickenson County, VA to the late Pierce and Mertie Mullins Senter. Jim was a veteran of the United States Army. He worked in textiles and enjoyed watching TV, especially Westerns. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his...
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Harold Eugene Matheson

December 31, 1952 - June 17, 2017

Harold Eugene Matheson, age 64 of Raven Dr. passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017 at his home. He was born December 31, 1952 in Gaston County to the late Earl Eugene and Earline Fite Matheson. Harold was a U.S Army Vietnam Veteran and a member of Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church. He loved the outdoors including four-wheeling and camping and visiting the beach and mountains. He was a very social person...
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Mary Martin Spake

August 23, 1931 - June 17, 2017

Mary Elizabeth Martin Spake, age 85, of Houser St. passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Cleveland Regional Medical Center. She was born August 23, 1931 in Catawba County to the late Walter Furman and Josephine Elizabeth Jones Martin. Mary was once employed with Keystone Carbon and was retired from Bradington- Young. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her sister, Sylvia...
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Gladys Warlick Biddix

October 16, 1934 - June 8, 2017

Gladys Irene Warlick Biddix, age 82 of Sorrells Baxter Rd. passed away Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Abernethy Laurels in Newton, NC. She was born October 16, 1934 in Lincoln County to the late Joe and Vergie Warlick. She enjoyed going for rides and visiting the Mountains. Gladys also enjoyed a good meal and loved going to eat with friends and family. In addition to her parents, she was...
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John Todd Dover

March 28, 1931 - May 29, 2017

John Randolph "Todd" Dover, age 86, of W. Old Post Rd passed away Monday, May 29, 2017 at Carolina Care Health and Rehabilitation. He was born March 28, 1931 in Cleveland County to the late John and Mary Herndon Dover. Todd was a self-employed dairy farmer, a member of Boyce Memorial ARP and involved in various agricultural associations. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by...
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Evon Slaughter McKinney

July 19, 1947 - May 23, 2017

Mary Evon Slaughter McKinney, age 69 of Lester St. passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at the home of Bob Homesley. She was born July 19, 1947 in Lincoln County to the late Cramer Slaughter and Mary Brooks Slaughter Carpenter. Evon was formerly employed with Knit Tronics and Sunbelt and had attended Mt. Zion Baptist Church. She loved fishing and playing Bingo. Her grandkids were her life and...
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Carol Kiser Porter

July 20, 1944 - May 22, 2017

Carol Elizabeth Kiser Porter, age 72 of Landers Chapel Rd. passed away Monday, May 22, 2017. She was born July 20, 1944, an only child to the late Preston Lohr and Eunice Viola Kiser Kiser. Carol was a very active member of Bethel Lutheran Church. She graduated from Lenoir Rhyne College and received her Masters' degree from Winthrop University. Mrs. Porter was an educator of young minds for...
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Damian Agustin Santana

September 27, 1965 - May 22, 2017

Damian Agustin Santana, age 51 of Huddleston Sisk Trail passed away Monday, May 22, 2017 at his residence. He was born September 27, 1965 in Atoyac de Alvarez Guerrero, Mexico to Juan Agustin and Elpidia Cosme Santana. Damian was a member of St. Dorothy's Catholic Church. He worked construction. He enjoyed playing dominoes, pool, and soccer. Damian loved cars and he was an excellent chef. ...
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Kaye Chapman McKown

May 16, 1941 - May 12, 2017

Kaye Chapman McKown, age 75, formerly of York, SC, passed away Friday, May 12, 2017 at Carolina Care Health and Rehabilitation. She was born May 16, 1941 in Lincoln County to the late Charles William and Ruby Smith Chapman. She was a member of Restoring Hope Foursquare Church in Dallas. Kaye was formerly employed at Doran Mills and Walmart. She enjoyed playing the piano. In addition to her...
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Horace Eli Lutz

May 20, 1941 - May 5, 2017

Horace Eli Lutz, age 75, of Waco passed away Friday, May 5, 2017 at Carolinas Medical Center Main. He was born May 20, 1941 in Cleveland County to the late William Hoyle and Frances Houser Lutz. He was a research and developmental chemist for Hoescht Celanese. Horace was a member and former sound man for Waco Baptist Church where he was a member of William Dodd Sunday School class. He was a...
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Irene Lynch McSwain

July 19, 1930 - April 26, 2017

Irene Lee Lynch McSwain, age 86 of Oakleaf Dr. (Mary's Grove) passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Carolinas Healthcare System Cleveland. She was born July 19, 1930 in Lincoln County to the late Charles "C.B." Lynch Sr. and Carrie Lee Lynch. Irene was a member of First Baptist Church of Cherryville where she sang in the choir and served as a Sunday School teacher. After retiring from AV...
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Deane Morrison Rupard

September 2, 1932 - April 26, 2017

Deane Morrison Rupard, age 84 formerly of N. Cherry St. passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Wellington House in Gastonia. She was born September 2, 1932 in Iredell County to the late Jay and Viola Morrison. She was formerly employed at Modern Polymers and drove a school bus. She enjoyed yard work and gardening. Deane was also a NASCAR fan and loved traveling. In addition to her...
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Phyllis Hedgpeth Sain

March 27, 1961 - April 15, 2017

Phyllis Darlene Hedgpeth Sain, age 56, of Dallas Cherryville Highway passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Duke University Hospital. She was born March 27, 1961 in Gaston County to Margie Helen Whitworth Hedgpeth and the late Plato Wesley Hedgpeth. Phyllis was a formerly employed with Hooker Furniture and was a member of Crouse United Methodist Church. In addition to her mother, Margie...
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Yesenia Jimenez Linares

December 9, 1995 - April 6, 2017

Yesenia Jimenez Linares, age 21 of Moss Trail passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017. She was born December 9, 1995 in Morelia, Mexico to Faviola Linares and the late Artemio Jimenez. Yesenia attended St. Dorothy's Catholic Church in Lincolnton where she served as a catechist assistant with the Pre-K children. She graduated from Lincolnton High School in 2014 and attended CPCC where she planned...
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Zettie Neill Morrison

December 6, 1914 - April 4, 2017

Zettie Neill Morrison, 102 years old, of Cherryville passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, April 4, 2017 at Carillon Assisted Living Facilities in Lincolnton where she has resided the past four years. She was born December 6, 1914 in Gaston County to the late James Newton and Mincey Short Neill. She was formerly employed with B Brown & Assoc. in Newton and was a member at First Wesleyan Church....
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Luther Thompson "Tom" Houser

June 14, 1944 - April 3, 2017

Luther Thompson "Tom" Houser passed away on Monday, April 3, 2017. Tom was predeceased by his parents, Roy and Blanche Houser. He is survived by his sisters, Ann Newton of Cherryville, N. C. and Brenda Stewart (Richard) of Cayce, SC.; nieces and nephews, Mary McSwain, Charles and Louise Newton and Kim, Ellen, and Jim Stewart; and special great nieces and nephews, Tripp, John, Mary Beth, Meg,...
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Rebecca Ann Bridges

November 16, 1936 - April 2, 2017

Rebecca Ann Wilson Bridges, age 80 of Wilson Bridges Rd passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017 at White Oak Manor in Kings Mountain. She was born November 16, 1936 in Gaston County to the late Nelson Decater and Myrtle Eleanor Long Wilson. Becky was retired as Site Manager from Gaston County Meals on Wheels. She had also served on the Board of Directors for Black Mountain Children's Home, and...
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Vivian Heavner Patterson

January 1, 1932 - March 31, 2017

Vivian Ruth Heavner Patterson, age 85 of Suncrest Rd passed away Friday, March 31, 2017 at her residence. She was born January 1, 1932 in Gaston County to the late Vonnie Lee and Nancy Anna Moore Heavner. She was a faithful member of Cherryville Missionary Methodist Church. Vivian retired after 34 years from the Carlton Mill and she had also worked for Nuway and Rhyne Houser Mills. She...
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Clyde Morris Edwards, Jr.

April 11, 1946 - March 30, 2017

Clyde Morris Edwards Jr. age 70, formerly of Pine St. passed away Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Carolina Care Health & Rehabilitation. He was born April 11, 1946 in Lincoln County to the late Clyde Morris Edwards Sr. and Carolyn Ava Dellinger Edwards. Clyde was a retired truck driver. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Gene and David Edwards. Survivors...
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Ana Maron Traveria

March 30, 1929 - March 30, 2017

Ana Maron Traveria, age 88 of St. Mark's Church Road, formerly of Miami, FL, passed away Thursday, March 30, 2017 on her 88th birthday at Carolinas Healthcare System – Cleveland. She was born March 30, 1929 in Havana Cuba to the late Jose Maron and Maria Lopez del Castillo Maron. She was formerly employed at Miami Dade Water and Sewer. Ana attended Home Economics School in Cuba. She was an...
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James Elmer Radford

September 10, 1930 - March 29, 2017

James Elmer Radford, age 86 of Kirks Circle, passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Robin Johnson Hospice House. He was born September 10, 1930 in McDowell County to the late Turner and Rodie Radford. He retired from textiles and enjoyed being outdoors and going on walks. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son; daughter, Brenda Jane Radford; and sisters, Pete...
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George Edward Howie

July 5, 1930 - March 22, 2017

George Edward Howie, age 86 of Black Rd. passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at his residence. He was born in northern Mecklenburg County in July 5, 1930 to the late Sully and Hattie Howie. At age 8, his family moved to Gaston County on a farm near Duke Power. He attended school in Lucia and Mt. Holly. In August 1948 he enlisted for two years in the Army. He was assigned to the 4th Army at Ft....
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Jerry "Skeet" Jefferies

April 2, 1953 - March 22, 2017

Jerry Lee "Skeet" Jefferies, age 63, of Old Post Rd. passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at his residence surrounded by family. He was born April 2, 1953 in Cleveland County to the late Elizabeth Jeffries. He worked at Carroll's Dairy, Hoyle Construction and Beam Construction. Jerry enjoyed outside work and farming. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys Fan and was a Tarheel Fan who tolerated Duke....
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Darril Tillman Sigmon

August 25, 1936 - March 20, 2017

Darril Tillman Sigmon, age 80 of Johnson Dr. passed away peacefully Monday, March 20, 2017 at Peak Resources surrounded by his family. He was born August 25, 1936 in Gaston County to the late Ben Tillman and Bonnie Mae Ford Sigmon. Darril was a member of First Presbyterian Church. He was an Elder of the church, member of the Men's Bible Class, assisted with the Youth Club, and was on the C.A.R...
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