Margaret A. Bodenhamer
SHELBY - Margaret Allen Bodenhamer, 91, 4014 Lynn Circle, died Nov. 23, 1999, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center. She was a native of Cleveland County, daughter of the late John Landrum and Everlena Allen, wife of the late Lee Ray Bodenhamer, sister of the late Landrum Jackson Allen, Mildred Allen Hunphries, Jennie Dean Allen Bridges, Lucy Cora Williams, Eva Kate Ware, Libby Allen Patterson, retired nurse supervisor in premature nursery at Los Angeles General Hospital for 32 years, 1926 graduate of Shelby High School, Shelby Hospital Nursing School, post-grad work at Los Angeles County OB and Pediatrics, member of Elizabeth Baptist Church, UDC John H. Reagan chapter, Shelby Womans Club, Frances Homemakers Club, president of UDC Southland chapter, organized William Wilson Allen chapter, second vice president of California and North Carolina boards.
SURVIVORS: Sisters, Ruth Allen Howell, Addie Allen Spangler, Shelby
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Friday, Elizabeth Baptist Church, Rev. Terry Jordan; body will be placed in church 30 minutes before service
BURIAL: Church cemetery
VISITATION: One hour before service, church
MEMORIALS: Elizabeth Baptist Church, 301 N. Post Road, Shelby 28152
ARRANGEMENTS: Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home
Blanche B. Lowe
BELMONT - Blanche Bell Lowe, 200 Davidson St., died Nov. 22, 1999, at Gaston Memorial Hospital, Gastonia. She was a native of Cherokee County, S.C., daughter of the late John and Geneva Bell, sister of the late Violet Duncan, member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church, retired inspector from Vision Hosiery.
SURVIVORS: Husband of 57 years, Edgar Elmer Lowe; daughter, Deborah Lowe Setzer, Mount Holly; brother and sister-in-law, Clarence and Edna Bell, Wilmington; sisters and brothers-in-law, Agnes and Casper Spargo, Stanley, Wilma "Bill" and Tommy Thomas, Mount Holly, Lucille and Frank Jerozal, Williamsburg, Va., Jean Austin, Mount Holly, Sue and Arris Teague, Belmont; grandsons, Micheal, Travis, Darren and Shaun Setzer
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. today, Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Rev. H.L. Talbert
INTERMENT: Hillcrest Gardens Cemetery, Mount Holly
MEMORIALS: Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 120 Belmont-Mount Holly Road, Belmont 28012
ARRANGEMENTS: McLean-Bumgardner Funeral Home
ROCK HILL, S.C. — Lucy Evelyn Barber Robinson, 75, 1722 Woodbrook Place, died Nov. 22, 1999, at Mercy South Hospital, Pineville. She was a native of Rock Hill, daughter of the late Rev. L. R. and Emma Boseman Barber, wife of the late Willie Cole and Hiliard Robinson Jr., 1942 graduate of Emmett Scott High School, attended Benedict College, Columbia, S.C., moved to Detroit, became a licensed beautician, returned to Rock Hill, worked as self-employed beautician, member of Galilee Baptist Church, York, Mount Prospect Baptist Church and Mount Zion Baptist Church, McConnells, S.C.
SURVIVORS: Son, Rev. Leroy H. Cole, Rock Hill; daughter, Willie Ruth Wright Johnson, the home; sisters, Emmalee Shaw, Inkster, Mich., Fleda Brown, Hamden, Conn., Homzie Barber, Rock Hill; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Saturday, Flint Hill Baptist Church, Revs. Roderick Pendleton Sr., Dr. John T. McCoy, Dr. Osbey Roddey, Dr. Willie G. Boulware, Paul Long Sr.
BURIAL: Barber Memorial Cemetery
VISITATION: 4-6 tonight, Wright Funeral Home, York, noon - 2 p.m. Saturday, church; other times at the home
Ollie W. Moore
MCADENVILLE — Ollie White Moore, 92, of Alexander Place, Gastonia, died Nov. 24, 1999, at Gaston Memorial Hospital, Gastonia. She was a native of Filbert, S.C., daughter of the late Sam and Mattie White, husband of the late Fred Moore, mother of the late William "Bill" Moore; sister of the late Bunny, Howard, Robbie and Susie White, Mae Huffstetler, Mary Smith, Jean Rankin, preceded in death by three grandchildren, employed by Southern Bell, Gastonia, before moving to McAdenville where she was employed by Stowe Mills, long-time member of McAdenville Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Sons and daughters-in-law, Ben and Betty Moore, Dallas, Sam and Linda Moore, Edenton; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren
FUNERAL: 10 a.m. Saturday, McAdenville Baptist Church, Revs. Bill Miller, Andy Raines
BURIAL: Gaston Memorial Park, Gastonia
VISITATION: 7-8 tonight, Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia
MEMORIALS: McAdenville Baptist Church, Lowell-McAdenville Road, McAdenville 28101
Thomas J. Starnes
MORRISTOWN, N.J. — Thomas Jefferson "T.J." Starnes, 67, 16 Gregory Terrace, formerly of York, S.C., died Nov. 22, 1999, at a Morristown hospital.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Quincy Bankhead Starnes; sons, Bruce and Thomas J. Starnes Jr., Morristown; daughters, Angie Starnes, Morristown, Jackie Starnes Neely, Shena Starnes, Charlotte; brothers, James W. and Perry L. Starnes, Morristown, Oliver M. Starnes, Dover, N.J.; sisters, Sitrena S. Berry, Rock Hill, S.C., Johnnie S. Gray, York, Georgia Juanita Starnes Glenn, Chicago, Rose S. Kelly, Columbia, S.C.; grandchildren and great-grandchildren
FUNERAL: 10 a.m. Saturday, Calvary Baptist Church, Rev. Jerry Carter Jr.
BURIAL: A Morristown cemetery
VISITATION: 2-4 today and 7-9 tonight, Rowe Lanternman Funeral Home; other times at the home
LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS: Wright Funeral Home, York
LINCOLNTON - Russell "Red" Mincy, 83, 1432 Hwy. 150, died Nov. 24, 1999, at Carolina Care, Cherryville. He was a native of Catawba County, son of the late Lester and Sallie Houser Mincy, retired superintendent with the N.C. Department of Motor Vehicles, Navy veteran of World War II, player and manager of the Lincolnton Cardinals baseball team, member of the Lincolnton Kiwanis Club.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Madeline Mincy; sister, Laura Mae Sain, Lincolnton; nieces and nephews
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Saturday, First Presbyterian Church, Revs. Mary McKey, Marcus Prince III.
BURIAL: Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church cemetery
VISITATION: 7-8:30 tonight, Warlick Funeral Home
MEMORIALS: Hospice of Lincoln County, 107 N. Cedar St., Lincolnton 28092 or First Presbyterian Church, 114 W. Main St., Lincolnton 28092
Lewis C. Harper
YORK, S.C. — Lewis Clyde Harper, 52, 6012 Polly Circle, died Nov. 24, 1999, at home. He was a native of York, son of the late Willis Thomas and Adell Garrison Harper, employed by Lowe’s Home Improvements, retired Master Sgt. in the Army after 27 years of service, served in Vietnam and Desert Storm, member of Philadelphia United Methodist Church.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, Christina H. Jenkins, Lowell; brother, Grady Harper, York; sisters, Kathleen H. Garvin, York, Lou Ann H. Griffin, Bessemer City, Mary H. Galyan, Gastonia; two grandchildren
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Saturday, Philadelphia United Methodist Church, Rev. Lewis Bozard
BURIAL: Church cemetery
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, Bratton Funeral Home
MEMORIALS: Philadelphia United Methodist Church Building Fund, 2343 S. Hwy. 321, York, S.C. 29745
William T. Ervin
ROCKY MOUNT — William Taft "Red" Ervin, 90, died Nov. 25, 1999. He was a native of Gaston County, son of the late William Rome and Mary Gregory Ervin, husband of the late Ida Mae Speight Ervin, father of the late Raymond Taft Ervin Sr., brother of the late Archie Ervin, Lydia Ervin Correll, Hazel Ervin Clontz, Army Air Corp veteran, served in World War II, member of Proctor’s Chapel Baptist Church, former Sunday school teacher, deacon, charter member of West Edgecombe Ruritan club
SURVIVORS: Wife, Elsie Griffin Ervin; daughter and son-in-law, Mary Alice Ervin and Dennis Walston, Rocky Mount; son and daughter-in-law, James A. and Rachel Powell Ervin Sr., Nashville; sister, Ruby Ervin Loftin, Mount Holly; grandchildren, James Albert Ervin Jr., Raleigh, John Daniel Ervin, Nashville, Raymond Taft Ervin Jr., Dustin Edward Walston, Nina Mallison, Tina Wall, Rocky Mount; great-grandchild, Raymond Taft Ervin III, Rocky Mount
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Saturday, Johnson Funeral Home, Rev. Billy Webb
BURIAL: Rocky Mount Memorial Park
VISITATION: 7-8:30 tonight, funeral home
George W. Knisely
GASTONIA - George Wilford Knisely, 92, 518 W. 5th Ave., died Nov. 25, 1999, at home. He was a native of Altoona, Pa., son of the late John and Suie Grace Knisely, husband of the late Ethel Bell Cornelius Knisely, retired supervisor from Portsmouth Naval Yards.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, Mary Elizabeth Fordyce, San Antonio, Texas; brother, John Knisely, Mechanicsburg, Pa.; sister, Dorothy Knisely, Queen, Pa.; grandchild, Joseph Thomas Fordyce III, Arlington, Texas; caregiver, Mary Parrish, Gastonia
FUNERAL: Held at a later date in Portsmouth
MEMORIALS: Hospice of Gaston County, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia 28053
ARRANGEMENTS: Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia
Walter M. McGill
CLOVER, S.C. — Walter Mason McGill, 40, 748 Gwinn St. Ext., died Nov. 23, 1999, at Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte. He was a native of York County, S.C., son of the late Mary Allison McGill.
SURVIVORS: Father, Mason McGill; brothers, Lester and Charles McGill, the home, James Easter, Philadelphia, Willie Easter, Clover, Robert McGill, Cherryville, Elmer, George and Leroy McGill, Gastonia; sisters, Marie and Dorothy Ann McGill, Mary Ann Sadler, Gastonia
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Saturday, Generation Funeral Home, Rev. Billy Tate
BURIAL: Zoar AME Zion Church cemetery
VISITATION: 30 minutes before service, funeral home; other times at the home
LINCOLNTON - Cleotis "Boom" Bostic, 45, 2234 North St., died Nov. 24, 1999, at Frye Regional Medical Center, Hickory. He was a native of Lincoln County, grandson of the late Dave and Mattie Ballard Patterson and James and Bertha Lawrence Bostic, 1972 graduate of Lincolnton High School, attended truck driving school, Charlotte, member of Oak Grove AME Zion Church.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Gregory Bailey, Fon-du-lac, Wis., Christopher Deon Bostic, Lincolnton; daughters, Chrystal Yvette Bostic, Charlotte, April Chevon Bostic, Lincolnton; parents, Mary and James Bostic Sr., the home; brothers, James Bostic Jr., Kings Mountain, Leon and Charles Mack Bostic, Lincolnton, Lee Arthur Bostic, High Point; sisters, Teretha Ann Bostic, Lincolnton, Juanita Barnes, Charlotte; Rev. Mary Bertha Odom, Waco, Marlene Archie, Shelby; five grandchildren
FUNERAL: 3 p.m. Sunday, Oak Grove AME Zion Church, Revs. Walter L. Adams, Benny Thomas
BURIAL: Church cemetery
VISITATION: 30 minutes before service, church
ARRANGEMENTS: Ebony and White’s Funeral Service