Flora S. Riding
MOUNT HOLLY - Flora Sexton Riding, 88, 308 Adrian St., died Dec. 14, 1999, at home. She was a native of Del Rio, Tenn., daughter of the late George and Maude Brandon Sexton, wife of the late Aldon J. Riding, grandmother of the late Sandra Riding, member of Second Baptist Church, Mount Holly, retired textile employee.
SURVIVORS: Sons and daughter-in-laws, Kenneth Lavond and Mary L. Riding, Ottawa, Ill., James Armond and Patrichia M. Riding, Fort Mill, S.C., David Lawrance and Patti K. Riding, Alexis; daughter and son-in-law, Colleen Riding and Ed Horne, Belmont; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren
FUNERAL: 3 p.m. Saturday, Second Baptist Church, Rev. Bruce Bradley
BURIAL: Hillcrest Gardens, Mount Holly
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, Carothers Funeral Home, Mount Holly
MEMORIALS: Second Baptist Church building fund, 709 Rankin St., Mount Holly 28120
Joseph C. Mustin
CHARLOTTE - Joseph Carl "Joe" Mustin, 60, 428 Oak St., died Dec. 15, 1999, at home. He was a native of Orlando, Fla., son of the late Carl and Kathryn Boggart Mustin, husband of the late Sue Early Mustin, brother of the late Betty Manus, Helen Todd, metal craftsman, attended Liberty Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Robin Mustin, New York, Sidney Mustin, Indiana, Scott Mustin, Charlotte; brother, Bud Mustin, Charlotte; five grandchildren
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Saturday, Liberty Baptist Church, Rev. Mike Mustin
BURIAL: Sharon Memorial Park
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, Carothers Funeral Home, Mount Holly
Amy Marie Lee
GASTONIA - Amy Marie Lee, infant daughter of Jennifer Ann Lee, 1413 W. Mauney Ave., died Dec. 15, 1999, at Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte. She was preceded in death by her great-grandmothers, Betty Airington and Joyce Haas Lee. ADDITIONAL
SURVIVORS: Maternal grandparents, Jack W. Lee, Gastonia, Brenda Sue Lee, West Virgina; great-grandfathers, Robert Airington, Wingate, Carl McDonald, Taylorsville; uncles, Jonathan, Chris Carl, Bryan W. Lee, Gastonia; great-aunts, Sarah Warren, Wingate, Lorrie Brewbaker, Illinois; great-uncles, David Airington, Wingate, Rocky Airington, Stanfield, James Airington, Charlotte, Ronald Airington, Indian Trail; great-aunt and uncle, Brenda and Roy Woodard, Kings Mountain
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 11 a.m. Saturday, Gaston Memorial Park, Rev. Joe Stroud
VISITATION: 7-8 tonight, Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia
William D. Goodson
CLOVER, S.C. - William Delbert "Slim" Goodson, 62, 112 Sunset Drive, died Dec. 15, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center, Rock Hill. He was a native of York County, son of the late William Goodson, father of the late Patricia Goodson, Army veteran.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Brian and William Roy Goodson, Clover; mother, Mattie Pennington Goodson, Clover; sister, Catherine Moses, Clover
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Saturday, M.L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home, Rev. Wayne Spear
BURIAL: Oakview Baptist Church Cemetery
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, funeral home
Sandra L. Paradis
IRON STATION - Sandra Lee Paradis, 39, 3731 E. Highway 27, died Dec. 14, 1999, at home. She was a native of Fort Kent, Maine, daughter of the late Conrad and Leona Paradis, homemaker.
SURVIVORS: Son, Raymond C. Ouellette, Connecticut; daughter, Sheena L. Ouellette, Sherrills Ford; brothers, Scott, Calvin, Dean and James Paradis, Connecticut; sisters, Deborah and Darlene Paradis, Connecticut; companion, Richard Huss, Iron Station
FUNERAL: 3 p.m. Sunday, Warlick Funeral Home, Rev. Gary Dittman
BURIAL: Danielís Lutheran Church Cemetery
VISITATION: 2-3 p.m., Sunday, funeral home
MEMORIALS: Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 216 S. Aspen St., Lincolnton 28092 or Humane Society, P.O. Box 23, Lincolnton 28092
James D. Braswell
MOUNT HOLLY - James Dermont Braswell, 65, 310 Smith Road, died Dec. 16, 1999, at Gaston Memorial Hospital, Gastonia. He was a native of Gaston County, son of the late James Gilmore Braswell, Army veteran of Korean conflict, retired textile worker after 45 years of service with Dixie Yarns Rex Mill No. 2, Ranlo.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Reva Crisp Braswell; daughters and sons-in-law, Caroline and Robert Willard, Crystal and Tony Watkins, Mount Holly; mother, Laurah L. Gibson, Gastonia; brother, Carroll Braswell, Orlando, Fla.; sister, Lois Altizer, Gastonia; grandchildren, Joshua and Ashleigh Willard, Jordan and Courtney Hanline, Michael Watkins II
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Saturday, Carothers Funeral Home, Stanley, Rev. Marc Francis
BURIAL: Long Creek Cemetery, Dallas
VISITATION: 10 a.m. Saturday, funeral home
Ernest J. Phillips Jr.
SYLVA ó Ernest J. Phillips Jr., 80, Old Settlement Road, died Dec. 15, 1999, at Harris Regional Hospital. He was a native of Cherokee County, son of the late Ethel Ledford and Ernest Jake Phillips Sr., brother of the late Ruth Davenport, resident of Jackson County for 15 years, served in the Flying Tigers during World War II, member of the N.C. School of Educators, N.C. Retired School Personnel.
SURVIVORS: Wife of 51 years, Mary Alice Cowan Phillips; son, Jake Phillips III, Christianburg, Va.; sister, Elizabeth Williams, Andrews; niece, Joanne Corsaut, Greenfield, Mo.
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Saturday, Moody Funeral Home, Rev. David Fambrough
VISITATION: 1-2 p.m. Saturday, funeral home
Janie S. Parker
BELMONT - Janie Rae Smith Parker, 92, died Dec. 15, 1999, at her residence. She was a native of Troutman, wife of the late Laurence Lee Parker, daughter of the late J.T. and Minnie Elizabeth Arthurs Smith, sister of the late Carl G. and Arthur L. Smith, Thelma S. Crisp, graduate of East Carolina University Teachers College, retired kindergarten teacher, long time member of First Presbyterian Church of Belmont, founding member of Tuesday Afternoon Book Club, member of several bridge clubs.
SURVIVORS: Daughter and son-in-law, Linda P. and John Cato, Mint Hill; niece, Elizabeth Epps, Dillon, S.C.; great-niece, Deborah Sullivan, Holly Springs; other nieces and nephews
FUNERAL: 1 p.m. Friday, First Presbyterian Church, Dr. Richard Boyce
BURIAL: Greenwood Cemetery
VISITATION: 7-8:30 tonight, the church PALLBEARERS AND
HONORARY PALLBEARERS: Former classmates of Mrs. Parkerís kindergarten class
MEMORIALS: Mint Hill Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 23065, Mint Hill 28227 or First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 1, Belmont 28012
ARRANGEMENTS: McLean-Bumgardner Funeral Home
Lester L. Self Jr.
CHERRYVILLE - Lester L. "Bud" Self Jr., 56, 101 Oakley Lane, died Dec. 14, 1999, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Lincoln County, son of the late Lester L. Self Sr., husband of the late Janet Ramsey Self, Army veteran of Vietnam War, retired, member of Second Baptist Church, treasurer, deacon and Sunday school teacher.
SURVIVORS: Son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Le Ann Self, Vale; daughter and son-in-law, Leanne and Danny Black, Crouse; mother, Pansy Hartman Self, Cherryville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Debbie and John Pearson, Lincolnton, Cheri and Bob Carpenter, Tammy and Cindy Self, Cherryville; grandmother, Pearl Hartman, Cherryville; grandchildren, Ashley and Reagan Black, Crouse, Makayla and Isaac Self, Vale
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Friday, Second Baptist Church, Revs. Keith Love, Jerry Lail, body will be placed in church 30 minutes before service
BURIAL: City Memorial Cemetery
VISITATION: 7-8:30 tonight, Carpenterís Funeral Home
MEMORIALS: Second Baptist Church, 201 Houser St., Cherryville 28021
Joe D. Hege Sr.
LAWNDALE - Joe D. Hege Sr., 73, died Dec. 14, 1999, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Forsyth County, son of the late Everett Pliny and Bertie Lowery Hege, Army Air Force veteran of World War II, stationed in Italy with Mediterranean Allied Air Force.
SURVIVORS: Son and daughter-in-law, Luke and Kathy Bridges Hege, Shelby; daughters and son-in-law, Dale and Vi Greene, Shelby, Alice Matthews, Wilmington; brother, Curt Hege, Winston-Salem; sisters, Evelyn Ivester, Mary Binkley, Winston-Salem, Liz McDaniel, Banner Elk; grandchildren, Matt, Joel and Laura Hege, Drew and Patrick Greene, Shelby, Barry Matthews, Wilmington
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 11 a.m. Friday, Sunset Cemetery
VISITATION: 4-8 p.m. today at the home of Luke and Kathy Hege, 617 Grace St., Shelby
MEMORIALS: Ascension Lutheran Church, 300 N. Lafayette St., Shelby 28150
ARRANGEMENTS: Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home, Shelby
David L. Reeves
BELMONT - David Lee Reeves, 67, 4022 Tucker Road, died Dec. 11, 1999, at home. He was a native of Belmont, son of the late David and Clara Crawford Reeves, retired from the Army.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, Donna Reeves Castillo, Willingboro, N.J.; step-daughter, Victoria Carson, Atlanta; three sisters
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Friday, Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Belmont, Rev. Michael Glenn
BURIAL: National Cemetery, Salisbury
ARRANGEMENTS: Costner Funeral Home, Gastonia