David H. Kale Sr.
GASTONIA — David Herman Kale Sr., 62, 31 Ross St., died July 24, 1999, at Gaston Memorial Hospital. ARRANGEMENTS: McLean and Son Funeral Home
CHICAGO — Rev. James William Hall, 99, of the Dawson Nursing Center, 3500 S. Giles, formerly of York, S.C., died July 23, 1999, at Edgewater Medical Center. ARRANGEMENTS: Wright Funeral Home, York
Albert K. Walker
KINGS MOUNTAIN — Albert K "Shorty" Walker, 79, 208 Victoria Circle, died July 23, 1999, at Gaston Memorial Hospital, Gastonia. He was a native of Mecklenburg County, son of the late Charles Lee and Jane Perry Walker, brother of the late Leo Walker and Mozelle Lowery, owned and operated Quality Sandwich Co. for 27 years, former security guard for Eaton Corp. and Clevemont Mills, member of First Baptist Church, Fairview Masonic Lodge No. 339, World War II Army Air Corp. veteran. SURVIVORS: Wife, Margie Hopper Walker; daughter and son-in-law, Linda W. and Thomas D. Hope Jr., Huntersville; grandchildren, Meralic C. and Thomas D. "Trip" Hope III FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Monday, Harris Funeral Home GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 1 p.m. Forest Lawn Cemetery, Charlotte, Dr. John Sloan VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, funeral home MEMORIALS: First Baptist Church building fund, 605 W. King St., Kings Mountain 28086
Laura P. Pennington
BELMONT — Laura Pendleton Pennington, 91, 104 Amity Circle, died July 24, 1999, at home. She was a native of Vale, daughter of the late Dorse Franklin and Ada Collins Pendleton, wife of the late Lee Pennington, mother of the late Same Pennington Sr., lifelong member of First Baptist Church, Mount Holly, former member of Happy Feet Dance Club, floral designer for Rabb Florist. SURVIVORS: Daughter, Lunette P. Lippard, Gastonia; daughter-in-law, Betty K. Pennington, the home; brothers, Frank Pendleton Jr., Raleigh, Ray Pendleton, Gastonia; sisters, Talthy Bradshaw, Edith Abernathy, Gastonia, Oleen Humphrey, Burlington; grandchildren and spouse, Sam and Janice Pennington Jr., Andy and Nancy Pennington, Tom and Kim Pennington, Belmont, Leigh P. and Neil Shepherd, Mount Pleasant; seven great-grandchildren FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Monday, First Baptist Church, Mount Holly, Drs. Dennis Knight and Robert Winecoff BURIAL: Hillcrest Gardens Cemetery, Mount Holly VISITATION: 7-8:30 tonight, McLean-Bumgardner Funeral Home MEMORIALS: First Baptist Church of Mount Holly, 300 S. Main St., Mount Holly 28120 or t Hospice of Gaston County, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia 28053
Anderson C. Allison
CLOVER, S.C. — Anderson Charles "A.C." Allison, 84, 201 Mobley St., died July 23, 1999, at Gasotn Memorial Hospital, Gastonia. He was a native of York County, S.C., son of the late William Henry and Pearl Lee Armstrong Allison, brother of the late Andrew, Haze, William, Leslie and Dorothy Allison, husband of the late Bertha Mae "Bird" Allison, lifelong member of Jerusalem Baptist Church where he served as chairman of the board of deacons, Sunday school teacher, president of Flat Rock Church Aid Society No. 2, Green Pond Friendly Aid Society No. 4, member of Clover Community Senior Citizen’s Club, volunteer with Good Neighbor Pantry, early member of NAACP, Wilson Lodge No. 303. SURVIVORS: Son, Bobby E. Allison, Shalimar, Fla.; daughter, Mary Ruth Campbell, Clover; son-in-law, Fred N. Campbell Sr.; daughter-in-law, Mary E. Allison; brother, Glen Allison, Wilmington, Del.; sisters, Catherine Brown, Philadelphia, Emily Miller, Baltimore, Eloise Floyd, Johnsie Allison, Fleta Burris, Clover; brother-in-law, E.J. Floyd; sister-in-law, Euzelia C. Roseboro, Shelby, Mable Allison Duff, Clover, Annie Allison, Wilmington; grandchildren and spouses, Brenda Allison and Rick McClary, Montgomery, Ala., Kelvin and Danita Allison, Washington, D.C., Winifred Campbell and Wilbur Bryant, Clover, Tino Allison, Charlotte, Fred N. Campbell Jr., Clover; great-grandchildren, Savaughna McClary, Alysha and Alex Allison; nieces, nephews, relatives and friends FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jerusalem Baptist Church, Rev. W.T. Massey BURIAL: Church cemetery VISITATION: 6-7 p.m. Monday, church; other times at the home ARRANGEMENTS: Generation Funeral Home
Julia W. Fickett
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Julia Evelyn Williams Fickett, 83, died June 28, 1999.
She was a native of Thomasville, wife of the late Shirley Ellis Fickett, sister of the late Gertrude Williams Bradley and Edward Malcom Williams, lived in Charlotte, Jacksonville, Fla., and Birmingham, homemaker, floral designer.
SURVIVORS: Son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Alan G. and Harriet B. Fickett, Winter Springs, Fla.; daughter, Julia Kay Fickett, Hoover, Ala.; sister, Mildred "Billie" Williams Gregory, Swannanoa; brother, James Merrimon Williams Jr., Gainesville, Fla.; nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews
FUNERAL: Held July 1 at Ridout’s Valley Chapel Funeral Home
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: Held July 3 at Gaston Memorial Park, Gastonia
Albert L. Cloninger
DALLAS — Albert Leroy Cloninger, 89, 4665 Dallas-High Shoals Road, died July 13, 1999, at home.
He was a native of Gaston County, son of the late Andrew A. and Pearl Paysour Cloninger, retired dairy farmer, member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Madeline H. Cloninger; daughter, Joanna Pate, Smyrna, Ga.; brother, Mervin F. Cloninger, Gastonia; grandchildren, Laura McLain, Karla Hodge, Atlanta; great-grandchild, Amelia Hodge, Atlanta; nieces, nephews and cousins
INFORMAL MEMORIAL SERVICE: 4 p.m. Saturday, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Rev. John Bollinger
MEMORIALS: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 531 Hardin Road, Dallas 28034 or Hospice of Gaston County, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia 28053
ARRANGEMENTS: Greene Funeral Service, Southside Chapel, Gastonia
Charles R. Brown
GASTONIA — Charles Richard "Charlie" Brown, 79, 1005 Donohoe Road, died July 14, 1999, at home.
He was a native of Newton, son of the late John J. and Lockie Yount Brown, husband of the late Margaret "Peggy" Brown, brother of the late, J.B. and Fred Brown, Army veteran of World War II, retired carpenter, member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Stepson and stepdaughter-in-law, Gary and Mandy Holliway, Gastonia; stepdaughters and stepsons-in-law, Dixie and Ron Shives, Janet and Rusty Friday, Debra Holliway, Dallas, Linda Martin, Patricia and Roy Perkins, Gastonia; step-grandchildren; step-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Saturday, Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia, Rev. Jerry Mobley
INTERMENT: Gaston Memorial Park
VISITATION: 6-8 tonight, funeral home
CHARLOTTE — Elizabeth Joseph, 87, 215 Judson Ave., formerly of York County, S.C., died July 9, 1999, at Carolinas Medical Center.
Joined Pineville A.M.E. Zion Church at an early age, later joined Little Rock A.M.E. Zion Church.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, Bernice Smith, the home; granddaughters, Mary Massey, Martha Stevenson, Linda Smith, Sara Henderson, Charlotte; grandson, Donald Smith, Charlotte; 10 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; seven nephews; six nieces; cousins and other relatives
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Saturday, Wright Funeral Home, York, S.C., Rev. Daniel Joseph
BURIAL: Pineville A.M.E. Zion Church Cemetery
VISITATION: One hour before service, funeral home
Betty Jean Cowan
BELMONT — Betty Jean Cowan, 64, 116-A Leeper St., died July 14, 1999, at Gaston Memorial Hospital, Gastonia.
She was a native of Gaston County, daughter of the late Dewey and Dephia Fender Rice, wife of the late William L. Cowan.
SURVIVORS: Son, Darrell Griffith, Belmont; stepson, John Brooks, Danville, Va.; two grandchildren
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 1:30 p.m.. Saturday, Evergreen Cemetery, Rev. Ralph Halliwill
VISITATION: At the home
ARRANGEMENTS: Carothers Funeral Home, Belmont
Minnie F. Jeter
GASTONIA — Minnie Lee Foster Jeter, 76, 326 S. Vance St., died July 13, 1999, at Gaston Memorial Hospital.
She was a native of Union County, S.C., daughter of the late George and Freemon Spears Foster Sr., wife of the late Allen Jeter, mother of the late Edward Andrew and James Eugene Jeter; sister of the late Geraldine "Wat," Annie Laura and George Foster Jr., member of New High Springs Baptist Church, Deaconess Board, Hymn Choir, Pastor’s Aid, Sunday school teacher, served as trustee, Vacation Bible School teacher, Youth Choir director, Kitchen Committee, Usher Board, retired from Rhyne Floral Supply and Winn-Dixie Food Store.
SURVIVORS: Sons and daughters-in-law, Willie A. and Sandra Jeter, Freddie L. and Minnie Jeter, Gastonia, Michael R. Jeter, the home, Mary E. Jeter, College Park, Ga.; daughters and son-in-law, Carrie and Bobby Smith, Justine Jeter, Gastonia, Geraldine Jeter, the home; sisters, Justine Foster, Gastonia, Dora Burris, Union, S.C.; brother, Richard Foster, Spartanburg, S.C.; 28 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law; nieces, nephews, relatives and friends
FUNERAL: 3 p.m. Saturday, New High Springs Baptist Church, Rev. Jelester Sanders
BURIAL: Gaston Memorial Park
VISITATION: Thirty minutes before service, the church
ARRANGEMENTS: Martin’s Funeral Home
Myrtle P. Kelly
BESSEMER CITY — Myrtle Elizabeth Parton Kelly, 82, 709 S. 10th St., died July 14, 1999, at Rehabilitation and Health Center, Gastonia.
She was a native of Copperhill, Tenn., daughter of the late Lawrence and Margaret Gaddis Parton, wife of the late Johnnie B. Kelly Jr., winder in textiles, employed by Reeves Brothers, Osage Plant, retired from J.P. Stevens, Ragan Plant, member of Harvest Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, Barbara Ballew, Bessemer City; sons, Edward Heffner, Shelby, Jack Heffner, Salisbury; sisters, Evelyn Smith, Shelby, Ellie Widener, Dallas; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; special friend, James Brigman, Kannapolis
FUNERAL: 3 p.m. Saturday, Harvest Baptist Church, Dr. James Ellis
BURIAL: Long Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Dallas
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, Sisk-Butler Funeral Home
PALLBEARERS: Jeff and Dale Ballew, Chris, Mark, Jimmy and Donnie Heffner
Viola E. Presley
BELMONT — Viola Ellis Presley, 79, 2313 Acme Road, died July 14, 1999, at Gaston Memorial Hospital, Gastonia.
She was a native of Dandridge, Tenn., daughter of the late Bruce C. and Nina Strange Ellis, housewife, member of Centerview Baptist Church, formerly taught literacy school and was superintendent of the Junior Department for 45 years.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Houston Presley; son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie Darrell and Donna M. Presley, Woodstock, Ga.; daughter and son-in-law, Iris Kaye Presley and Keith Passmore, Gastonia; brothers, Raymond Ellis, Chestnut Hill, Tenn., Burnett Ellis, Newport, Tenn.; grandchildren, Ronnie David and Timothy Scott Presley, Gary Darrell Holcomb
FUNERAL SERVICE: 2 p.m. today, Centerview Baptist Church, Revs. A.A. Bailey, Robbie Moore, Don Mott; and 3 p.m. Saturday, Bogarts Chapel United Methodist Church, Chestnut Hill, Tenn.
BURIAL: Strange Family Cemetery, Chestnut Hill
VISITATION: 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Bogarts Chapel United Methodist Church
ARRANGEMENTS: Carothers Funeral Home, Belmont