Joann G. Ballard
BELMONT - Joann Gillen Ballard, 66, Mountain Ridge Wellness Center, formerly of Belmont, died Oct. 4, 1999, at her residence. She was a native of Gaston County, daughter of the late William Arthur and Ruth Blair Gillen, sister of the late Max, Lewis and Bud Gillen.
SURVIVORS: Daughter and son-in-law, Toni and Joseph Rankin, Belmont; son and daughter-in-law, Grayson and Diane Autry, Mount Holly; sisters, Vee Eldridge, Belmont, Inez Davis, Gastonia; grandchildren, Lacey Hicks, Belmont, David Moss, Mount Holly
MEMORIAL SERVICE: private
MEMORIALS: Hospice of Gaston County, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia 28053
ARRANGEMENTS: McLean-Bumgardner Funeral Home, Belmont
Rachel T. Donaldson
CHARLOTTE Rachel Thomas Donaldson, 52, died Oct. 5, 1999, at home. She was a native of Gastonia, daughter of the late Guy C. and Leona Edmondson Thomas, graduate of Ashley High School and Kings College, legal secretary with the law firm of Underwood, Kinsey, Warren and Tucker, member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church.
SURVIVORS: Husband of 26 years, Mike Donaldson; daughter, Leigh Ann Donaldson; son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Angie Donaldson; grandchildren, Heather and Austin Michael; sister Leila Lineberger; two brothers
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 11 a.m. Thursday, Gaston Memorial Park, Rev. Nick Rochester
VISITATION: 7-8:30 tonight, McEwen Funeral Service, Charlotte Chapel, 727 E. Morehead St., Charlotte
MEMORIALS: in lieu of flowers, Hospice at Charlotte, 1420 E. Seventh St., Charlotte 28204
Sarah L. Marshall
PITTSBURGH Sarah L. Marshall, 85, 2556 Center Ave., formerly of Bessemer City, died Oct. 1, 1999, at Saint Francis Medical Center, Pittsburgh.
SURVIVORS: Sister, Elizabeth Webber, Pittsburgh
FUNERAL: 4 p.m. Thursday, Costner Funeral Home, Gastonia, Bishop Lenole Brown
BURIAL: Vantine Cemetery, Bessemer City
VISITATION: 30 minutes before the service, funeral home
James H. Anderson
BELMONT James "Harry" Anderson, 52, 282 Maplecrest Drive, died Oct. 5, 1999, at home. He was a native of Mecklenburg County, son of the late Charles W. Anderson, Navy veteran of Vietnam War, sales representative, member of Norfolk, Va., Masonic Lodge, Veterans of Foreign Wars.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, Andrea A. Johnson, Virginia Beach, Va.; mother, Yvonne Boyd Anderson, Huntersville; brother and sister-in-law, Carey and Judy Anderson, Belmont; grandsons, Wesley and Justin Johnson, Virginia Beach
FUNERAL: 3 p.m. today, McLean-Bumgardner Funeral Home, Rev. Robert Thompson
VISITATION: One hour before service, funeral home
MEMORIALS: The Shriners Crippled Childrens Hospital, 905 W. Faris Road, Greenville, S.C. 29605
Rosemary H. Rogers
GREENVILLE, S.C. Rosemary Hodgins Rogers, 44, 1175 Haywood Road, died Oct. 5, 1999. She was a native of Gastonia, wife of the late Harry Jay Rogers, graduate of USCS, C.P.A. and executive vice president of Threatt Enterprises Inc., active with Greenville Kennel Club, of Baptist faith.
SURVIVORS: Stepsons, Jay Rogers, Atlanta, Christopher Rogers, Memphis, Tenn.; parents, Joseph B. and Sara Carver Hodgins, Greenville; sisters, Patsy Hodgins Fyfe, Raleigh, Susan Hodgins, Greenville; brother Robert Hodgins, Greenville; nieces, Amy Hodgins, Greenville, Shannon Fyfe, North Carolina; nephew, Andrew Fyfe, North Carolina; great-nephew, Antony Parker, Greenville
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. today, Thomas McAfee Funeral Home
VISITATION: At the home of parents, 701 S. Welcome Road
MEMORIALS: M.A.D.D., P.O. Box 6312, Greenville, S.C. 29606
Ezra A. Stone
BELMONT Ezra Alton Stone, 67, No. 2 Spruce Pine Drive, died Oct. 5, 1999, at home. He was a native of Gaston County, son of the late Erskin and Lossie Wright Green Stone, brother of the late Dennis G. Stone, retired from the Army after 20 years of service, retired correctional supervisor from Department of Corrections, Huntersville, lifetime member of VFW, Mount Holly, member of American Legion Post 144.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Gisela Steinbach Stone; brother, Dean Stone, Clover, S.C.; sisters, Inez G. Travis, Miami Springs, Fla., Myree G. Williams, Mount Holly
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 11 a.m. Saturday, Gaston Memorial Park, Gastonia, Rev. Michael Varn, full Military Honors by World War II Last Man Club of Gastonia
VISITATION: 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Carothers Funeral Home; Belmont, other times at the home
MEMORIALS: Holy Comforter Lutheran Church, 216 N. Main St., Belmont 28012 or Hospice of Gaston County, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia 28053
James D. Daugherty
CLOVER, S.C. James Daniel Daugherty, 43, 651 S. Beersheba Road, formerly of Eastlake, Ohio, died Oct. 6, 1999, at home. He was a native of Memphis, Tenn., son of the late William Daugherty, brother of the late David L. Daugherty, worked more than 20 years in automotive engineering, heavy truck industry, worked two years in residential home building, owner of Homes Plus, member of Bethel Presbyterian Church.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Judy McDaniel Daugherty; mother, Mary K. Daugherty, Tampa, Fla.
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Saturday, Bethel Presbyterian Church, Rev. Jonathan Dorst
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, M.L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home
MEMORIALS: Hospice Community Care, 325 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, S.C. 29730
CROUSE Joseph Wesley Fenstermacher, 78, 119 Colony Lane, died Oct. 6, 1999, at home. He was the son of the late Ralph and Enda Temple Fenstermacher, Army veteran of World War II, forklift operator.
SURVIVORS: Sons, John Fenstermacher, Los Angeles, Larry Fenstermacher, Farminton, Ark., Ramond Fenstermacher, Cherryville, Wayne Fenstermacher, Corning, N.Y.; daughters, Terry Greenwood, Crouse, Enda Coots, Genevia, N.Y.; brother, Richard Fenstermacher, Lawrenceville, Pa.; special friend, Rita Jackson, Crouse; 25 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 2 p.m. today, VA National Cemetery, Salisbury, Rev. Reid Keiger
MEMORIALS: Hospice of Lincoln County, 107 N. Cedar St., Lincolnton 28092
ARRANGEMENTS: Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton
Blanche H. Talton
MOUNT HOLLY Blanche Hunt Talton, 94, Stanley Total Living Center, formerly of Hawthorne St., died Oct. 7, 1999, at her residence.
ARRANGEMENTS: Carothers Funeral Home, Mount Holly
Gaye Beam Strutt
CHERRYVILLE Gaye Beam Strutt, 51, 411 Roy Eaker Road, died Oct. 6, 1999, at Wendover Hospice, Shelby. She was a native of Cleveland County, daughter of the late Alfonso B. and Marjorie Colman Beam, attended Gardner-Webb College, customer service representative for BB&T of Cherryville, member of First Baptist Church, treasurer of Ironmen Booster Club and Perry Holleman Sunday school class.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Reginald Strutt; daughters and son-in-law, Holly S. and Tyson Gidney, Sally and Sarah Strutt, the home; sister and brother-in-law, Jane Beam and Jerry Buchanan, Gastonia; aunts and uncle, Dorothy and Charlie Wiseman, Peggy C. George, Betty C. Trammell, Cherryville; nephew and wife, Shane and Lisa Black, Gastonia
FUNERAL: 3 p.m. Saturday, First Baptist Church, Dr. Dan Featherstone; body will be placed in church 30 minutes before service
BURIAL: City Memorial Cemetery
VISITATION: 7-8:30 tonight, Carpenters Funeral Home
MEMORIALS: First Baptist Church, 301 E. First St., Cherryville 28021 or Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby 28150
Jerry W. Mulkey
GASTONIA Jerry Wayne Mulkey, 45, 106 Packard St., died Oct. 5, 1999, at Gaston Memorial Hospital. He was a native of Gaston County, brother of the late Ralph Mulkey Jr., graduate of Hunter Huss High School class of 1973, worked in maintenance for N.C. Air National Guard, Charlotte, member of First Assembly of God.
SURVIVORS: Parents, Ralph and Jean Ogle Mulkey, Gastonia; son, Brad W. Mulkey, Gastonia; sisters, Vicki Queen, Gastonia, Annetta Jenkins, Waxhaw; fiancee, Donna Barker Stowe, Gastonia; three nieces and nephews; one great-nephew
FUNERAL: 3:30 p.m. today, First Assembly of God, Revs. David Scruggs, Robbie deMarigny
BURIAL: Gaston Memorial Park
VISITATION: At the home of Ralph and Jean Mulkey, 105 Garrison Drive
PALLBEARERS: Warren Currence, Ronald and Sammy Richardson, Butch and Rick Patterson, Dwight Pruitt, David and Micah Wilson
MEMORIALS: American Heart Association, 1229 Greenwood Cliff, Suite 109, Charlotte 28204
ARRANGEMENTS: Greene Funeral Service, Southside Chapel
Herbert H. Leviner
CHARLOTTE Herbert Hoover Leviner, 68, died Oct. 6, 1999, at home. He was a native of Rockingham, son of the late Arthur and Nettie Leviner, brother of the late Shady Grant, Army veteran of Korean War, served in Germany, retired payroll supervisor from Mecklenburg County after 14 years of service, member of Eastern Hills Baptist Church, Faith Sunday school class, Friendship Masonic Lodge 700, Eastern Star and Scottish Rite Bodies.
SURVIVORS: Wife of 45 years, Polly M. Leviner; daughter and son-in-law, Teresa Gayle and Warren Davidson, Gastonia; brothers, Carl Leviner, Aberdeen, Earl Leviner, Columbia, S.C.; sisters, Marie Gore and Aliece Smith, Rockingham, Elizabeth Spruill, Bedford, Texas, Illa Hamlett, Williamsburg, Va.; grandson, Christopher "Kit" Davidson, Gastonia
FUNERAL: 3 p.m. Saturday, Eastern Hills Baptist Church, Revs. Vick Payne, Charles E. Hollifield
INTERMENT: Sharon Memorial Park
VISITATION: 7-8:30 tonight, Hankins & Whittington Funeral Service, Wilson Chapel
PALLBEARERS: Members of Faith Sunday school class and Friendship Masonic Lodge