SHELBY — Mary Ramsey, 91, 908 Jackson St., died July 4, 1999, at White Oak Manor.
She was a native of Cleveland County, member of Mellon Memorial Baptist Church, retired from Belmont Spinning.
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Clay-Barnette Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Fain Morrison
BURIAL: Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery
VISITATION: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, funeral home
Marjorie B. White
YORK, S.C. — Marjorie Bryant White, 65, 1757 Fairhope Road, died July 4, 1999, at home.
She was a native of York County, S.C., daughter of the late William and Mary Alexander Bryant, wife of the late Sam White, homemaker, member of Woodlawn Presbyterian Church in Sharon, S.C.
SURVIVORS: Son, Eddie White, York, S.C.; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Woodlawn Presbyterian Church, Sharon, S.C., Rev. Dr. James McGill
BURIAL: church cemetery
VISITATION: 7 to 9 tonight, church fellowship hall
MEMORIALS: Woodlawn Presbyterian Church, 3852 Woodlawn St., Sharon, S.C. 29742
ARRANGEMENTS: Bratton Funeral Home of York
GASTONIA — Virginia Frye Hendrick Sparrow, 91, Gaston Place, 1750 Robinwood Road, died July 3, 1999, at home.
She was a native of Gaston County, daughter of the late William E. and Summerow Berrier Frye, wife of the late A.L. Hendrick and the late Fred Sparrow, sister of the late Pauline Brown and eight late brothers, retired from Smyre Manufacturing Company after more than 40 years service, former volunteer at Gaston Memorial Hospital for more than 25 years, member of the "Happy Feet" senior citizens’ dance club, former member of Smyre United Methodist Church, member of Maylo United Methodist Church in Ranlo.
SURVIVORS: Son and daughter-in-law, Dan E. and Mary G. Hendrick, Lake City, Fla.; daughters and son-in-law, Rachel H. and Richard E. Arrowood, Carolyn Lowery, Gastonia; sister, Arline Frye Hamilton, Lillington; grandchildren, Suzanne Lowery, Gastonia, Deborah Lowery, Oriental, Monica Lowery, Stanley; five great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren
GRAVESIDE SERVICES: 2 p.m. today, Gaston Memorial Park
VISITATION: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. today, Ward Funeral Home
MEMORIALS: Gaston Place, 1750 Robinwood Road, Gastonia 28054
GASTONIA — Kathryn Ewing Isenhour, 76, 91 Victoria Road, Asheville, formerly of 608 N. Grover St., Gastonia, died July 4, 1999, at Blue Ridge Rehabilitation and Health Center, Asheville.
She was a native of Lincoln County, daughter of the late Mason A. and Ferrie A. Cline Ewing, sister of the late Marcene E. Hunter, member of Flint Groves Baptist Church, a homemaker.
SURVIVORS: Son, Jeffery Mason Isenhour, Gastonia; grandson, Matthew Isenhour; nieces and nephews
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Gaston Memorial Park, Rev. Richard Hicks
VISITATION: After service, cemetery
MEMORIALS: Flint Groves Baptist Church, 2017 E. Ozark Ave., Gastonia 28054
ARRANGEMENTS: Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia
Sterling P. Christian
SHELBY — Sterling Price Christian, 73, 715 Nalley Drive, died July 4, 1999, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center.
He was a native of Pettis County, Mo., son of the late Hamilton Price and Alena Rogers Christian, husband of the late Vivian Lucine Skieff Christian, retired civil service worker and farmer, member of the Presbyterian church in Fort Scott, Kan., Navy Korean War veteran who served on the U.S.S. Star.
SURVIVORS: Sons and daughter-in-law, Sterling Christian Jr., Wayne and Myra Christian, Shelby, Tommy Christian, Stanley; daughter, Lucine C. Terisutti, West Harrision, Ind.; sisters, Bettie C. Green, Warrensburg, Mo., Nannie C. Coe, Windsor, Mo.; grandchildren, Wade Wiles, Columbus, Ohio, Gretchen Wiles, Jacksonville, Jason Brooks, Fairfield, Ohio, Pat Christian, Parsons, Kan., Charlene Kallmeyer, South Carolina, Wayne Kallmeyer, Florida, Shauna Christian, Shelby, Shane Seelnacht, Georgia, Lucine Kallmeyer, California; great-grandchildren, Sabrina, Dakota and Kayla Christian, Parsons, Kan., Elizabeth Grace Wiles, Jacksonville; four nieces, two nephews
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Zion Baptist Church, Dr. Randy Bridges, Rev. Russell Fitts
BURIAL: Church cemetery
VISITATION: 6-7:30 tonight, Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home, other times at the home of Wayne and Myra Christian, 711 Nalley Drive, Shelby
MEMORIALS: Cleveland County Heart Fund, P.O. Box 2391, Shelby 28151
Patsy Ware Archer
BELMONT — Patsy Ware Archer, 66, 503 Dogwood Lane, died July 3, 1999, at Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte.
She was a native of Gaston County, daughter of the late Frank and Ruth Ford Ware, sister of the late Harold and Dorothy Marie Ware, member of First United Methodist Church, homemaker.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Harold D. Archer; daughters and sons-in-law, Melinda and Dennis Groner, Edgemoor, S.C., Ellen and Kim Seifert, Charlotte; grandchildren and spouse, Brandi and Lee Turnipseed, Moore, S.C., Julia Groner and Allison Groner, Edgemoor, S.C., Cole Seifert, Charlotte
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Tuesday, McLean-Bumgardner Twin Oaks Chapel
BURIAL: Evergreen Cemetery, Belmont
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, funeral home
MEMORIALS: First United Methodist Church, 807 South Point Road, Belmont 28012
Kenneth E. Auten
FORT MILL, S.C. — Kenneth Eugene Auten, 72, 204 Short Link St., died July 3, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.
He was a native of Gaston County, son of the late John William and Blanche Smith Auten, educated in Cramerton schools, employee of U.S. Steel in Youngstown, Ohio, for 17 years, World War II Army veteran who served with Company E, 504th Parachute Infantry, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg.
SURVIVORS: Companion, Maggie Collins, Fort Mill, S.C.; brothers, Thomas E. Auten, Gastonia, Billy R. Auten, Miami; sister, Mary Jo Smith, Gastonia
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Greene Funeral Service Southside Chapel, Rev. Lynwood Lavinder, military rites performed by the World War II Last Man’s Club
BURIAL: Gaston Memorial Park
VISITATION: 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, funeral home
PALLBEARERS: Danny Auten, Scott Goins, Allen and Gary Smith
MEMORIALS: Charity of donor’s choice
KINGS MOUNTAIN — J.W. Rayfield, 78, 250 Putnam Lake Road, died July 3, 1999, at Gaston Memorial Hospital, Gastonia.
He was a native of Gaston County, son of the late Harrison and Helen Yount Rayfield, husband of the late Elizabeth P. Rayfield, brother of the late Pauline Scism, member of Patterson Grove Baptist Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, retired building contractor, served in the infantry in the Army during World War II.
SURVIVORS: Sons and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Patricia Rayfield, Matthews, Mike and Debbie Rayfield, Kings Mountain; daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Laurin Whisnant, Kings Mountain; grandchildren and spouse, Jeffery and Stephanie Rayfield, Matthews, Jason Rayfield, Charlotte, Elizabeth Whisnant, Kings Mountain; great-grandchildren, Crystal and Melissa Rayfield
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Patterson Grove Baptist Church, Kings Mountain, Rev. Terry Bird
BURIAL: church cemetery
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain
MEMORIALS: Patterson Grove Baptist Church, "Challenge to Build," 301 Oak Grove Road, Kings Mountain 28086
Emmitt W. Clark
CHERRYVILLE — Emmitt Watmon Clark, 89, 108 Cone St., died July 3, 1999, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center, Shelby.
He was a native of Cleveland County, son of the late Luther and Lucy Stewart Clark, retired as fire truck driver from the city of Cherryville Fire Department after 21 years service, member of First United Methodist Church in Cherryville, men’s Bible class.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Lula Self Clark; daughters, Margie Mahala, Kernsville, Lois Whisnant, Newton, Mary Alice Fuller, Mocksville, Shirley Medlin, Newton; sister, Mary Glover, Shelby; 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Tuesday, First United Methodist Church, Cherryville, Revs. Kelly Jones, W.T. Medlin, Jack Cooke, body will be placed in church 30 minutes before service
BURIAL: City Memorial Cemetery, Cherryville
VISITATION: 7 to 8:30 tonight, Carpenter’s Funeral Home, Cherryville
MEMORIALS: First United Methodist Church, 601 N. Pink St., Cherryville 28021
James E. Castle
YORK, S.C. — James Eugene Castle, 84, 6 Lenwood Circle, died July 7, 1999, at Ebenezer Nursing Home.
He was a native of Beverly, Mass., son of the late Anthony and Alexandrina Abate Castle, retired mining and metallurgical engineer from Combustion Engineering, Clover, S.C., member of Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Elsie Thomas Castle; son, David Castle, Moncks Corner, S.C.; daughter, Sharon Castle Blankenship, Greer, S.C.; brother, Anthony Castle, Hingham, Mass.; sisters, Vickie C. Nozko, W. Hartford, Conn., Delma C. Lanius, Nokomis, Fla., Sally C. Chaney, Texas, Vi C. Connolly, Salem, Mass.; three grandchildren
FUNERAL: 3 p.m. Sunday, Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Father Donald Lowery
BURIAL: Church Columbearium
MEMORIALS: Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, P.O. Box 437, York, S.C. 29745 or York Place, 234 Kings Mountain St., York, S.C. 29745
ARRANGEMENTS: Bratton Funeral Home