CHARLESTON, S.C. — Helen Elizabeth Davis Lyerly, 77, died Jan. 13, 2000 at a local hospital. She was a native of Gastonia, daughter of the late Ben and Ollie Harill Davis, member Epworth United Methodist Church, retired respooler with Firestone, member American Legion Post 147 Auxillary, past president of Folly Beach Senior Citizens, Suzanne Wesley Circle of Epworth United Methodist Church.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Samuel Lyerly; son, Kenneth Bolick, Gastonia; daughter, Victoria Parnell, Van Cleave, Miss.; brother, Harold Davis, Pearville, Mo.; sister, Stella Ware, Kings Mountain; four grandchildren
FUNERAL: Noon today, Epworth United Methodist Church
BURIAL: Holy Cross Cemetery
MEMORIALS: Epworth United Methodist Church, 1540 Camp Road, Charleston, S.C. 29412
ARRANGEMENTS: McAlister Funeral Home
NEWTON GROVE — Catalina Hamilton, 81, of Church Street, formerly of Gastonia, died Jan. 13, 2000.
SURVIVORS: Daughter and son-in-law, Mary H. and Larry Powell, Newton Grove; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Shelby Hamilton, Gastonia; grandsons and wives, Jeff and Rhonda Powell, Mount Olive, Richard and Tracy Powell, Clayton; great-grandchildren, Daniel, Micayla, Tyler and Meaghan Powell; nephew and wife, Michael and Angela Hamilton, South Carolina
FUNERAL: 3 p.m. Monday, West and Dunn Funeral Home, Father Ned Schlessinger
BURIAL: Hillcrest Cemetery
VISITATION: 6-8 p.m. Sunday, funeral home
Carl E. Jester
KINGS MOUNTAIN - Carl Edgar Jester, 72, 2016 County Line Road, died Jan. 13, 2000, at home. He was a native of Yukon, Okla., son of the late Milton J. and Susie Lindley Jester, electrical engineer at Western Electric and AT&T, member of Yukon United Methodist Church, Yukon, served in the Army Signal Corp in World War II and the Korean War.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Linda Plonk Jester; daughter, Connie Jester Froom, San Rapheal, Calif.; brother, Thomas Jester, Yukon; sisters, Ruth Harris, Vian, Okla., Maris Duggins, Tulsa, Okla., Neva Matlock, Hayesville, Kan.; grandchild, Charlotte Elizabeth Froom
MEMORIAL SERVICE: Private
VISITATION: 6:30-8:30 tonight, Harris Funeral Home
MEMORIALS: Hospice of Gaston County, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia 28054 or Resurrection Lutheran Church, 600 Crescent Circle, Kings Mountain 28086
Lillian S. Woolwine
MOUNT HOLLY - Lillian Summey Woolwine, 101, 711 Tuckaseege Road, died Jan. 18, 2000, at Gaston Memorial Hospital, Gastonia. She was a native of Gaston County, daughter of the late Otis and Minnie Keener Summey, wife of the late Robert S. Woolwine, retired from Eagle Mill, member of Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd.
SURVIVORS: Brother, Floyd Summey, Belmont; sisters, Elizabeth Guin, Ruby Hollandsworth, Ethel Summey, Mae Bishop, Mount Holly; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. today, Carothers Funeral Home, Mount Holly, Rev. Ken Langsdorf
BURIAL: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Charlotte
VISITATION: One hour befor service, funeral home
Sally B. McNeely
BESSEMER CITY - Sally Burns McNeely, 73, died Jan. 16, 2000, at home. She was a native of Rutherford County, daughter of the late Alonzo Laxton and Mattie L. Hamrick Burns, wife of the late Harold Lee McNeely, mother of the late Wesley Lee McNeely, sales associate for Target Stores, former employee of Family Dollar Store, member of Stella Shetley Home Extension Club, Bethel Baptist Church, Ellenboro.
SURVIVORS: Brothers, Jesse Burns, Tulsa, Okla., Charles Burns, Easley, S.C.; sisters, Lorene Stephens, Belmont, Frances Osburn, Rutherfordton; grandchildren, Sharon McNeely, Dallas, Eric McNeely, Gastonia; great-grandchildren, Trent Adair, Dallas, Joshua McNeely, Dallas, David McNeely, Kernersville; nieces and nephews
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Thursday, Sisk-Butler Funeral Home, Dr. Wayne Blackwood
BURIAL: Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, Ellenboro
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, funeral home
MEMORIALS: Heart Society of Gaston County, 220 E. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia 28054
Joseph W. Hall
GASTONIA - Joseph Wesley Hall, 83, 4705 S. York Road, died Jan. 17, 2000, at Kings Mountain Hospital, Kings Mountain. He was a native of Gaston County, husband of the late Betty Jane Lowery Hall, son of the late Robert Lee and Fannie Plemmons Hall, retired from the U.S. Air Force with 30 years of service, served in World War II, Korean and Vietman wars.
SURVIVORS: Sons and daughters-in-law, Billy Joe and Susan Lowery, Bobby Lyman, Gastonia, Eddie and Kattie Hall, Greenville, S.C.; daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy Hall, Rachel and Richard Welch, Kings Mountain, Martha and James Smiley, Fayetteville, Ruth and James Summey, Gastonia; 15 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren
FUNERAL: 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia, Rev. Lemar Creel
BURIAL: Gaston Memorial Park, with full military rites by Pope Air Force Base honor guard
VISITATION: 7-8:30 tonight, the funeral home
BELINDA LEAGON PRUETT
DALLAS - Belinda Marlene Leagon Pruett, 49, 603 W. Church St., died Jan. 17, 2000, at home. She was a native of Gaston County, daughter of the late John Frank and Helen Davidson Leagon, sister of the late Randy Williams and Johnny Liggins, grandmother of the late Tamara Pruett, homemaker.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Kenneth Blair Pruett Sr.; son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth Blair Jr. and Crystal Pruett; daughters and son-in-law, Amy P. Gregory, Michelle P. and Chris Wooten, Dallas; brother, Robert Williams, Wilmington; sister, Loretta Dobbins, Shalotte; grandchildren, Cheltsea and Kendra Gregory, Brittany Gray, Michael Wooten
FUNERAL: 4 p.m. Friday, Greene Funeral Service, Southside Chapel, Rev. Richard Gaddis
BURIAL: Hollywood Cemetery
VISITATION: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, funeral home, other times at the home
PALLBEARERS: Ronald and Ronnie Black, Ben Gray, James Gregory, Ricky G. Norman, Chris and Jason Wooten
Floree Smith Armstrong
GASTONIA - Floree Smith Armstrong, 65, 317 S. Ransom St., died Jan. 14, 2000, at Gaston Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Horace Armstrong; daughters, Shelia S. Moses, Gastonia, Avon Bagley, Fayetteville; sons, Randy Smith, Tony Armstrong, Gastonia, Kenneth Barnette, Charlotte; mother, Mattie L. Smith, Kings Mountain; sisters, Shirley L. Smith, Gastonia, Linda A. Pettis, Kings Mountain; brothers, Howard, Bobby, Larry and Gary Smith; Gastonia, Tommy L. Smith, Charlotte, nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren
FUNERAL: 3 p.m. Thursday, Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church, Rev. James F. Williams
BURIAL: Armstrong Cemetery
VISITATION: 30 minutes before service, the church, other times at the home of Shelia Moses, 1019 N. Broad St., Gastonia
ARRANGEMENTS: Costner Funeral Home
Reno J. Humphreys Sr.
LINCOLNTON - Reno Jackson Humphreys Sr., 73, 721 N. Cedar St., died Jan. 17, 2000, at Gaston Health Care. He was a native of Chattooga County, Ga., son of the late Clay Evans and Pluma Jones Humphreys, brother of the late Paul and Hoyte Humphreys, Navy veteran of World War II, member of Calvary Baptist Church, Summerville, Ga., fixer of textile machines for Burlington Mills.
SURVIVORS: Son, Reno J. Humphreys Jr., Milwaukee, Wisc.; daughter, Pamela K. Milburn, Lincolnton; brother, Clay A. Humphreys, Summerville, Ga.; sisters, Helen Christian, Milwaukee, Katherine McGuire, Calhoun, Ga., Peggy Clark, Toledo, Ohio; three grandchildren
FUNERAL: Friday, J.D. Hill Funeral Home, Summerville, Ga.
BURIAL: Summerville Cemetery, Summerville
VISITATION: 6-7:30 tonight, E.F. Drum Funeral Home, also Thursday evening, J.D.Hill Funeral Home
Mary Lou Rumfelt
BLACKSBURG, S.C. — Mary Lou Rumfelt, 59, 379 Dixon Road, died Jan. 17, 2000, at home. She was a native of York County, S.C., daughter of the late Bud Sr. and Mary Essie Jackson Rumfelt, assembly operator for John Deere, Clover, S.C.
SURVIVORS: Son, William Christopher Rumfelt, the home; brothers, Lester R., Bud Jr. and Pinkney A. Rumfelt, York, S.C., James E. Rumfelt, Sharon, S.C.; sisters, Bertha R. McGinnis, Essie R. Myers, Helen R. Smith, Virginia R. Ballard, York
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Thursday, Bratton Funeral Home, York, Revs. Chris Ballard, Wayne Smith
BURIAL: Philadelphia United Methodist Church Cemetery, York
VISITATION: 6-8 tonight, funeral home, other times at the home of Virginia Ballard, 1999 Loggen Road, York
EMMA CRISP GRIGGS
MARBLE — Emma Jane Crisp Griggs, 92, died Jan. 18, 2000, at home. She was a native of Swain County, wife of the late Grant Griggs, daughter of the late Ellis and Mary Mae McClure Crisp, mother of the late Pearl and Marcell Griggs, Frances Griggs Carroll, resident of Cherokee County most of her life, homemaker, member of Marble Springs Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Mae Griggs Coffey, Linda Griggs Parsons, Gastonia; sons, Vinson, Porter, Grant Jr. Griggs, Gastonia, Gene Griggs, Marble, Mickey Griggs, Andrews, Robert Griggs, Murphy, Charles Griggs, High Point; sisters, Lucille Isenhour, Bessemer City, Inez Wiggins, Gastonia; brother, John Crisp, Bessemer City; 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Thursday, Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews, Rev. Fred Lunsford
BURIAL: Moss Cemetery
VISITATION: 6-8 tonight, funeral home
MEMORIALS: Marble Springs Baptist Church, 109 Church St., Marble 28905