Blanche L. Johnson
STANLEY Blanche Lenore Johnson, 74, 553 Matt Drive, died Oct. 7, 1999, at Gaston Memorial Hospital.
ARRANGEMENTS: McLean Funeral Directors
Wilburn P. Brown
SHELBY Wilburn P. Brown, 64, 1213 Spring Drive, died Oct. 7, 1999, at home. He was a native of Cleveland County, son of the late Bud Thomas "Tom" and Bessie McKee Brown, brother of the late Ernest Lee Brown, retired warehouseman from Carolina Freight, member of Buffalo Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Sons and daughter-in-law, Jason Thomas Brown, Duran and Nancy Brown, Boca Raton, Fla.; sister, Helen Jean Bryant, Shelby; two grandchildren
FUNERAL: 3 p.m. Sunday, Buffalo Baptist Church, Rev. Max Turner Jr.
BURIAL: Buffalo Baptist Church
VISITATION: 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Clay-Barnette Funeral Home
MEMORIALS: 108 Buffalo Church Road, Shelby 28150; Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights, Shelby 28150
KINGS MOUNTAIN Joseph Wheeler, 72, 500 Katharine Ave., died Oct. 7, 1999, at Kings Mountain Hospital. He was a native of Wake County, son of the late Luby and Nora Mae Barwick Wheeler, brother of the late Frances and Luby Wheeler Jr., grandfather of the late Larry Slycord Jr., served in Coast Guard and the American Merchant Marines in World War II, retired from Orkin Exterminating Co., member of East Gold Street Wesleyan Church.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Ollie Smith Wheeler, Kings Mountain; sons and daughters-in-law, Ronnie and Joyce, Kevin and Peggy and Buck Wheeler, Kings Mountain; daughters, Betty Ingle and Gloria "Butch" Slycord, Kings Mountain; brother and sister-in-law, Raymond and Lea Wheeler, Warner Robbins, Ga.; grandchildren, Scott, Selina, Chuck, Annie, Rhonda, Amanda, Kristina, Jonathan, Branigan and Wendy Wheeler, Trip, Lynn and Travis Slycord, Ben and Jonah Ingle; great-grandchildren, Josh Slycord, Jonathan, Zack and Kristin Wheeler, Madison Ingle, Austin Ledbetter; nieces and nephews
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Saturday, East Gold Street Wesleyan Church, Revs. Leroy Cox, Eddy Gray
BURIAL: Mountain Rest Cemetery
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, Harris Funeral Home
MEMORIALS: East Gold Street Wesleyan Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 875, Kings Mountain 28086
Fransco D. Watson
DALLAS Fransco DeNorris Watson, 20, 412 N. Rhyne St., died Oct. 5, 1999, at Gaston Memorial Hospital. He was a native of Gastonia.
SURVIVORS: Mother, Diana Watson Pope, Gastonia; father, Norris Coleman, Gastonia; adopted parents, Leonard and Mattie Wilson Sr., Dallas; sister, Ronesha Pope, Gastonia; brothers, Mario and Terrance Pope, Gastonia; grandmother, Doris Coleman, Gastonia; great-grandmother, Irene Lipscomb Watson, Dallas
FUNERAL: 3 p.m. Saturday, First Baptist Church, Rev. R.W. Ramsey
BURIAL: Church cemetery
VISITATION: One hour before service, church
MEMORIALS: First Baptist Church Building Fund
ARRANGEMENTS: Costner Funeral Home
Marie B. Blackwelder
STANLEY Marie Biggerstaff Blackwelder, 91, Stanley Total Living Center, formerly of 104 Sunset Drive, died Oct. 7, 1999, at Lincoln County Medical Center. She was a native of Lincoln County, daughter of the late Jethro and Essie Scism Biggerstaff, wife of the late Alex Maltease and Hugh Blackwelder, sister of the late Darius, Ford and Worth Biggerstaff, Pure Handsel, Billie Chronister and Nesta Lukas, retired nursing home employee, member of Mulberry Presbyterian Church, Charlotte.
SURVIVORS: Sisters, Jackie Jackson, Alabama, Venie Baum, South Carolina; niece, Nancy Hager, Stanley; nieces and nephews
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Saturday, Carothers Funeral Home, Rev. Bill R. Miller
BURIAL: Hillcrest Gardens, Mount Holly
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, funeral home
MEMORIALS: Alexis Baptist Church, Alexis-High Shoals Road, Alexis 28006
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