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Gaston County, North Carolina Obituary Collection

Gaston County, North Carolina Obituary Collection - 203

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Date: Wednesday, 24 February 2010, at 4:44 p.m.

Dorothy Fink Couick
GASTONIA - Dorothy Fink Couick, 78, 3433 Dove Lane, died Dec. 27, 1999, at Gaston Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Cabarrus County, wife of the late Callie Couick, daughter of the late Henry and Maggie Harris Fink, sister of the late Homer Fink, Myrtle Harrison and Ruby Brooks, member of New Life Baptist Church, Bessemer City, former member of Love Memorial Baptist Church for 19 years, former employee of Firestone Mill.
SURVIVORS: Son, John Couick, Gastonia; daughters and sons-in-law, Becky and Sam Marr, Gastonia, Teresa and Carl Messer, Cherry Grove, S.C.; brother, Eugene Fink, Cherryville; sister, Evelene Jennings, Gastonia; grandchildren, Amber and Samuel Marr, Jennifer, Dexter and Travis Messer
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Thursday, Greene Funeral Service, Westside Chapel, Dr. Gene Ware
BURIAL: Gaston Memorial Park
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, the funeral home

Dixon B. Hanna
RALEIGH Dixon Bradley Hanna, 90, formerly of Gastonia, died Dec. 28, 1999, at Mayview Convalescent Center, Raleigh. He was the husband of the late Edna Whitesides Hanna, son of the late David Bradley and Minnie Lewis Hanna, retired from the USDA Soil Conservation Service in 1972, lifelong member of the First ARP Church of Gastonia, where he was active until his move to Raleigh in 1991, elder emeritus, served as church choir director for 34 years.
SURVIVORS: Daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Carl Olson, Cary; son and daughter-in-law, Dixon and Mary Ann Hanna, Blacksburg, Va.; sister, Dorothy Vanderlip, Columbia, S.C.; grandchildren, Jonathan Olson, Wendell, Laura Blackman, Cary, Patrick Hanna, Charlotte, Nathan Hanna, Blacksburg; great-granddaughters, Hanna and Camille Olson
FUNERAL: 3 p.m. Thursday, First ARP Church, Gastonia
BURIAL: Oakwood Cemetery
VISITATION: One hour before the service, the church
MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, Music Memorial Fund, First ARP Church, 317 S. Chester St., Gastonia 28052
ARRANGEMENTS: Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia

Jerry M. Harper
YORK, S.C. - Jerry Marshall Harper, 50, 500 Turkey Creek Road, died Dec. 28, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center. He was a native of York County, S.C., son of the late Edward Matthew and Vergie Hudgins Harper, retired from heating and air conditioning, U.S. Army veteran, member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Brothers, Andy Harper, York, Tommy Harper, Rock Hill, S.C.; sisters, Louise H. Moss, Clover, S.C., Dorothy H. Adkins, Rock Hill, Libby H. Lindley, Greenwood, S.C., Cathy H. Cole, Charlotte, Peggy H. Wells, York
FUNERAL: 3 p.m. Thursday, Hillcrest Baptist Church, York, Rev. James Barnes
BURIAL: Union Baptist Church Cemetery
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, Bratton Funeral Home, other times at the home of Louise H. Moss, 1198 Cedar Grove Road, Clover
MEMORIALS: Hillcrest Baptist Church, 2020 Hillcrest Road, York, S.C. 29745 or American Kidney Foundation, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, Md. 20852-9813

Bessie Floyd Adams
GASTONIA - Bessie Floyd Adams, 86, 607 N. Logan St., died Dec. 26, 1999, at Gaston Memorial Hospital. She was a native of York County, S.C., daughter of the late Broadway and Laura Lowery Floyd, presser in the dry cleaning industry.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Minnie McGill, Gastonia, Peggy Adams, the home, Mary A. Freeman, Lawton, Okla.; sons, Oscar B. Chambers, Charles Adams, Gastonia
FUNERAL: 11:30 a.m. Friday, Martins Funeral Home
BURIAL: Gaston Memorial Park
VISITATION: 30 minutes before the service, the funeral home

Michael W. Phillips
SHELBY - Michael Wayne Phillips, 40, 2057 Kendrick Road, died Dec. 28, 1999, at Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte. He was a native of Fort Campbell, Ky., son of the late Charles Edward Phillips, retired from Doran Mills.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, Michelle Phillips, the home; mother, Ruby Ballard McCombs, the home; brothers, William and Kenneth Phillips, Shelby, Charles Phillips Jr., the home
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 2 p.m. Thursday, Midview Baptist Church, Rev. Bob Hope
MEMORIALS: Midview Baptist Church, P.O. Box 41, Kings Mountain 28086
ARRANGEMENTS: Clay-Barnette Funeral Home

Blanchard W. Shuford
LINCOLNTON - Blanchard Whitesides Shuford, 82, 2633 Long Shoals Road, died Dec. 28, 1999, at Lincoln Medical Center. She was a native of Lincoln County, wife of the late Marshall Bennett Shuford, daughter of the late Carl Lee and Mattie Lee Helms Whitesides, homemaker.
SURVIVORS: Daughter and son-in-law, Anita S. and Dean Houser, Lincolnton; brother, Carl Whitesides Jr., Texas; sisters, Claudia Thornburg, Lincolnton, Jane Parker, Gastonia; two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren
FUNERAL: 3 p.m. Thursday, Pisgah United Methodist Church, Dr. James R. Reeves
BURIAL: Church cemetery
VISITATION: 7-8:30 tonight, Warlick Funeral Home
MEMORIALS: American Heart Association, c/o Betty Potts, 2638 Lee Lawing Road, Lincolnton 28093.

Audrey Clemmer
GASTONIA - Audrey Montrose Clemmer, 79, 3024 Imperial Drive, died Dec. 30, 1999 at Gaston Memorial Hospital. He was a native of Chester, S.C., son of the late Robert Lee and Gertrude Maxwell Clemmer, brother of the late Robert, P.D., William and Kelly Clemmer, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, retired from Akers Motor Lines, member First Presbyterian Church, deacon Presbyterian Church (USA), past president and secretary-treasurer of Henderlite Bible class, member and 32nd degree mason in good standing for 50 years in Masonic Lodge No. 369, member Gaston Memorial Hospital auxilliary, participant in Meals on Wheels.
SURVIVORS: Wife of 50 years, Frances Dailey Clemmer; son, George Montrose Clemmer, Mount Holly; daughter, Barbara Clemmer Hite, Gastonia; brothers, H.A. and Edgar Clemmer, Raleigh, Leon Clemmer, Sabastopool, Calif.; sister, Virginia Clemmer Vereen, Morehead City; grandchildren, Amy Hite Parker, Charles Daniel Hite, Gastonia, Mary Frances Hite, Charlotte
FUNERAL: 1:30 p.m., today, Chapel of the First Presbyterian Church, Revs. John Pruitt, Wilson Rhoton
BURIAL: private, Union Presbyterian Church cemetery
PALLBEARERS: David and Barry Clemmer, Max Erwin, Charlie Penegar, Reid Price, Tommy Parks; honorary pallbearers, the Henderlite Bible class
VISITATION: One hour before the service in the church parlour
MEMORIALS: Dr. James G. Stuart Scholarship Fund, c/o First Presbyterian Church, 1621 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia 28054
ARRANGEMENTS: McLean Funeral Directors

Lillie Turner
GASTONIA - Lillie Kate Wix Turner, 91, 419 E. Park Ave., died Dec. 30, 1999 at Gaston Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Union, S.C., daughter of the late Thomas and Martha Wix, wife of the late Brooks Turner, mother of the late David and Kenneth Turner, sister of the late Irene Auten, Ollie DeGranpre, Fannie Mae Bates, Sally Moore, and Irving Wix, textile employee, member Love Memorial Baptist Church, Sunday school teacher, member Hazel Hayes Sunday school class.
SURVIVORS: Daughters and son-in-laws, Sue and Marty Martin, Kings Mountain, Jean and Dennis Heafner, Gastonia, Joyce and Joe Roberts, Ruth and Bill Sitton, Hendersonville; daughter-in-law, Carolyn Turner, Gastonia; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.
FUNERAL: 3 p.m., Sunday, Love Memorial Baptist Church, Rev. Pat Latta
BURIAL: Gaston Memorial Park
PALLBEARERS: Duane and Philip Long, Jonathon Sitton, Kevin and Tim Roberts, Jim Crawford
VISITATION: 6-8 tonight, Ward Funeral Home and other times at the home
MEMORIALS: Love Memorial Baptist Church, 311 E. Walnut Ave., Gastonia, 28054

Alexander Luvis
GASTONIA - Alexander Luvis, 93, Heatherloch Drive, died Dec. 31, 1999, at Gaston Memorial Hospital.
ARRANGEMENTS: McLean Funeral Directors

Malcom Ballard
GASTONIA - Malcom Odra Ballard, 88, Alexandria Palce, 1770 Oak Hollow Road, died Dec. 31, 1999, at Gaston Memorial Hospital. He was a native of Lincoln County, son of the late James Warren and Mittie Benfield Ballard, husband of the late Lillian Turner Ballard, father of the late Ronald Odra Ballard, brother of the late Buford Ballard, Evelyn Walker and Alma Helton, retired from Duke Power Co. with more than 40 years of service, member First Wesleyan Church.
SURVIVORS: Son and daughter-in-law, Rev. James and Helen Blackwelder, Oblong, Ill.; daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn B. and Lee Lewis, Gastonia; brother, Clarence Ballard, Wilmington; sisters, Valda Payne and Helen Wright, Gastonia; grandchildren, Susie and Rev. Mark Walker, Lebanon, Tenn., Pam and Jack Farley, Pell City, Ala., Allison and Stan Hovis, Gastonia, Wanda and Rev. Mike Marshall, Salem, Ohio, Mitch Lewis, Gastonia, Stephen and Leslie Blackwelder, Meadville, Pa.; great-grandchildren, Anna Farley, Pell City, Ala., Eden Walker, Lebanon, Tenn., Miranda and Ryan Hovis, Gastonia, Justin Blackwelder, Meadville, Pa.
FUNERAL: 11 a.m., Monday, McLean Funeral Directors Founders Chapel, Rev. David L. Vardaman
BURIAL: Gaston Memorial Park
VISITATION: One hour before the service at the funeral home
MEMORIALS: First Wesleyan Church, 208 S. Church St., Gastonia 28054

Hattie Stewart
BELMONT - Hattie Elizabeth Lanier Stewart, 97, 514 Old Mount Holly Road, Stanley, formerly of 312 Garrison St., Belmont, died Dec. 30, 1999, at Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincolnton. She was a native of Gaston County, daughter of the late Thomas Columbus Leroy and Anna Judson Lynn Lanier, wife of the late Melford Stewart, sister of the late Ila Mae Insenhour Bush, Arthur, Grady, William and Richard Lanier, member East Belmont Baptist Church, youth leader, Sunday school teacher, beautician in Belmont for many years, retired owner/operator of Laniers Beauty Shop in Belmont.
SURVIVORS: Sister, Mary Etta L. Auten, Charlotte; nieces, nephews, step-nieces and step-nephews.
FUNERAL: 3 p.m., Sunday, McLean Bumgardner Funeral Home Twin Oaks Chapel
BURIAL: Greenwood Cemetery
VISITATION: One hour before the service at the funeral home
MEMORIALS: East Belmont Baptist Church, 501 Catawba St., Belmont 28012

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