Paul D. ‘Bud’ Bingham
GASTONIA — Paul Dewey "Bud" Bingham, 34, 734 Separk Circle, died Dec. 18, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center, Rock Hill, S.C.
He was a native of Gaston County, attended Northside Baptist Church, worked for Quinn Spencer Gear Company.
SURVIVORS: Parents, Fred and Elizabeth Long Bingham, Kings Mountain; sister, Joyce Bingham Robinson, Gastonia; maternal grandmother, Nellie Lawing, Gastonia; paternal grandmother, Pauline Bingham; nephews and niece, Alan and Buddy Davis, Christopher and Jessica Robinson; four uncles, five aunts
PALLBEARERS: Terry Adair, Jim Cooper, Bobby Gilbert, Glen McGinnis, Terry Robinson, Carl Wallace
HONORARY PALLBEARERS: Employees of Quinn Spencer Gear Co.
FUNERAL: 3 p.m. Tuesday, Greene Funeral Service, Southside Chapel, Rev. David Stewart
BURIAL: Armstrong Cemetery
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, the funeral home, other times at the home
MEMORIALS: Christmas Empty Stocking Fund, c/o The Gaston Gazette, P.O. Box 1538, Gastonia 28053
Geneva R. Hope
CHARLOTTE — Geneva Ruth Hope, 85, died Dec. 18, 1999, at Charlotte Health Care Center.
She was the daughter of the late William Lee and Florence Peeler Hope, sister of the late Fred Hope, Viola Heath and Inez Craig, retired from Leaksville Woolen Mill, Mount Holly, member of Homestead United Methodist Church, Charlotte.
SURVIVORS: Sons and daughters-in-law, James and Betty Mullis, Sherman, Texas, Wayne and Wanda Mullis, Stanley; daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Joe Avery, Belmont, Annette and Ted Waldrop, Charlotte; brother, Odel Hope, Charlotte; grandchildren, Leslie Anderson, Tommy Avery, Anna Grant, Dan and Kevin Mullis, Jon Waldrop; great-grandchildren, Zack Avery, Justin Mullis; former daughter-in-law, Melanie Mullis, Stanley
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Carothers Funeral Home, Mount Holly, Rev. Sammy Martin
BURIAL: Forest Lawn Cemetery
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, the funeral home
MEMORIALS: Homestead United Methodist Church, 6729 Old Mount Holly Road, Charlotte 28214
Edith Brown Green
GASTONIA — Edith Louise Brown Green, 79, formerly of 1435 Conrad Ave. and Linwood Terrace, died Dec. 18, 1999, at Country Home Nursing Center, Concord.
She was a native of Murphy, mother of the late Fred Willie, Roger Dale and D. Richard Green, retired as nursing aide from Greenbriar Rest Home, retired textile employee, member of Beech Avenue Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Sons and daughter-in-law, Joe and Judy Green, Clover, S.C., Dennis Green, Bessemer City; 11 grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia, Revs. Jimmy and Carl Painter
BURIAL: Gaston Memorial Park
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, the funeral home, other times at the home of Joe Green, 1410 Rhyne Road, Clover
MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. — Delores Gilbert, 66, died Dec. 16, 1999, at a hospital in Royal Oak, Mich.
She was a native of Cherokee County, wife of the late James E. Gilbert, daughter of the late James and Matilda Stiles Dockery, sister of the late Rex and Johnny Dockery, lived in Michigan for the past 16 years, housekeeper at Cambridge East Nursing Home, Madison Heights, of Baptist faith.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, Wanda King, Ferndale, Mich.; son, Christopher Gilbert, Madison Heights; sisters, Geneva Stephens, Murphy, Billie Gene Martin, Gastonia; brothers, Lonnie Dockery, Murphy, Lakes, Lloyd and Henry Dockery, Gastonia; two grandchildren
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. today, Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy, Revs. Richard Johnson, Lloyd Dockery Jr.
BURIAL: Swanson Baptist Church Cemetery, Murphy
PALLBEARERS: Phillip Hackler, Jody Dockery, James Peterson, Gherld King, Dean Taylor, Teddy Stiles
MEMORIALS: Swanson Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Swanson Baptist Church, Shoal Creek Road, Murphy 28906
Birdie Long Cox
MAIDEN — Birdie Long Cox, 84, 2770 Parker Road, Maiden, died Dec. 18, 1999.
She was a native of Columbus County, wife of the late Aubrey Cox, daughter of the late H.P. and Dora Mae Byrd Long, homemaker.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Dewitt Cox, Statesville, David and Henry Cox, Maiden; daughters, Marlene Hinson, Wilmington, Loreta Stanley, Maiden; 17 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. today, Maiden Wesleyan Church, Rev. Mylon Pope, body will be placed in church 30 minutes before service
BURIAL: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Lincolnton
ARRANGEMENTS: Warlick Funeral Home
Robert D. Lingerfeldt Jr.
GASTONIA — Lt. Col. Robert Dewey Lingerfeldt Jr., 68, 824 Edwards Lane, died Dec. 17, 1999, at home.
He was a native of Lincoln County, husband of the late Margaret Harper Lingerfeldt, son of the late Robert Sr. and Ethel Kiser Lingerfeldt, father of the late Robert D. III and Gregory Michael Lingerfeldt and Paul Douglas Maloney, grandfather of the late Michael Lingerfeldt, 1949 graduate of Gastonia High School, 1954 graduate of UNC Chapel Hill, retired lieutenant colonel with the U.S. Air Force, won numerous awards for excellence as an aircraft commander in SAC, flew the B-47, B-52 and U2, earned masters degree in psychology, programmer of Dallas Correctional Institution, head counselor at Gaston Mental Health, worked at Carolina Counseling of Belmont, member of Resurrection Lutheran Church.
SURVIVORS: Son, Paul Allen Lingerfeldt, Georgia; daughters and sons-in-law, Pamela Lingerfeldt, the home, Kelly Ann and Geno Stille, Sonoma, Calif., Susan and Terry Pruitt, Gastonia; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. today, First ARP Church of Gastonia, Revs. Herb Mirley, Eddie Spencer
MEMORIALS: Cancer Society of Gaston County, 220 E. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia 28052 or Muscular Dystrophy Association, 3300 E. Sunrise Dr., Tucson, Ariz. 85718
ARRANGEMENTS: McLean Funeral Directors, Gastonia
CHARLES ‘ARCHIE’ WILLIAMS
GASTONIA — Charles "Archie" Williams, 79, 1026 Plymouth St., died Dec. 18, 1999, at Kings Mountain Hospital.
He was the son of the late Joseph and Ethel Russell Williams, brother of the late Ruby Dover, John and Joseph Jr. Williams, self-employed construction worker, also worked for Daniel’s Construction, World War II Army veteran, member of Zion Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Mary Glover Wiliams; sons and daughters-in-law, Charles Jr. and Carolyn Williams, Ranlo, Joseph and Delores Williams, Nantahala, Danny and Lynn Williams, Six Mile, S.C., Randy Williams, Gastonia; daughters and sons-in-law, Carleen and Mervin Carpenter, Dallas, Patricia and Robert Wells, Kings Mountain; brothers, Earl Williams Sr., Linwood, William H. Williams, Gastonia, Walter Williams, Ranlo; sisters, Virginia Hodge, Betty Seagle, Gastonia; 16 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Zion Baptist Church, Revs. Leo Kuykendall, James Lowery
BURIAL: Armstrong Cemetery
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, the church
PALLBEARERS: Lee and Michael Carpenter, Robert Jr., Joseph and Jonathan Wells, Troy and Phillip Williams
MEMORIALS: Zion Baptist Church, 2437 Propst St., Gastonia 28056
ARRANGEMENTS: McLean Funeral Directors, Gastonia
William H. Nance Sr.
CHARLOTTE — William Hugh Nance Sr., 73, 3700 Shamrock Road, died Dec. 19, 1999, at Presbyterian Wesley Care Center.
VISITATION: At the home of son, Bill Nance, 107 W. Carpenter St., Stanley
ARRANGEMENTS: Carothers Funeral Home, Stanley
Edward Y. Wiggins
SHELBY — Edward Yates Wiggins, 80, 708 Walker Drive, died Dec. 18, 1999, at the V.A. Medical Center, Asheville.
He was a native of Cleveland County, son of the late Elzie Anzie and Austrillia Putnam Wiggins, brother of the late Jossie Lee Hamby, retired from Bost Bakery and Ora Mill, member of DAV, World War II Army veteran, tank destroyer crewman who took part in the battles at Normandy, northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and central Europe, received Eamet Campaign Medal with five bronze service stars, Good Conduct Medal and Purple Heart.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Lucille Allen Wiggins; son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Donna Green Wiggins, Shelby; sisters, Elvaree Pillois, West Virginia, Annie Bell Womack, Morganton; grandchildren and spouse, Laura Wiggins and Shan Ford, Kings Mountain, Jacob E. Wiggins, Shelby; great-grandchild, Savannah Lynn Ford, Kings Mountain
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sandy Run Baptist Church Cemetery, Rev. R. W. Davis
VISITATION: 5-7 tonight, Clay-Barnette Funeral Home
Rachel Love Gardner
BIRDSNEST, Va. — Rachel Love Gardner, 98, died Dec. 15, 1999, at Gaston Memorial Hospital, Gastonia.
She was a native of York County, S.C., wife of the of late William L. Gardner, daughter of the late James and Sarah Elizabeth Land Love, mother of the late Dorothy Evelyn Gardner, formerly of Clover, S.C., member of Clover Presbyterian Church.
SURVIVORS: Daughter and son-in-law, Helen G. and Frank Bell, Birdsnest, Va.; grandsons, Frank W. Bell Jr., Wilmington, Del., William A. Bell, Dover, Del.; five great-grandchildren
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. today, Doughty Funeral Home, Exmore, Va., Rev. Paul Aspas
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 3 p.m. Wednesday, Rose Hill Cemetery, York, S.C., Rev. Dr. William K. Neely
VISITATION: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, M.L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home, Clover
MEMORIALS: Clover Presbyterian Church, 202 Kings Mountain St., Clover S.C. 29710