Vivian M. Abernethy
MAIDEN — Vivian McCaslin Abernethy, 84, 4716 Maiden Highway, died Feb. 27, 2000.
She was a native of Lincoln County, daughter of the late James H. and Carrie Carpenter McCaslin, sister of the late Sallie Mae McCaslin, a homemaker.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Hugh Abernethy; son, Jim Abernethy, Lincolnton; daughters, Ann Jenkins, Lincolnton, Kay Houser, Vale; brother, J.C. McCaslin, Hickory; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren
FUNERAL: 4 p.m. Wednesday, Salem Lutheran Church
BURIAL: Church cemetery
VISITATION: 6-8 tonight, Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton
MEMORIALS: Salem Lutheran Church, 3410 Startown Road, Lincolnton 28092
MOUNT HOLLY — Darrern McLendon, 34, 222 Old Wagon Road, died Feb. 26, 2000, at home.
He was a native of Mecklenburg County, graduate of East Mecklenburg High School, received a degree in psychology from University of North Carolina Charlotte.
SURVIVORS: Parents, Gene and Sue McLendon, Charlotte; sister, Rhonda Jean Pentecost, Sulfolk, Va.; brothers, Benny McLendon, Mount Holly, Jody Jordan, Charlotte
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Wednesday, McEwen Funeral Service, Charlotte, Rev. Jack Homesley
BURIAL: Forest Lawn West Cemetery, Charlotte
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, funeral home
PALLBEARERS: Bryan Bowman, Nathan Penecost, Bert Bulla, Jermey Rodden, Ted Haynes, Phil Jonas
MEMORIALS: Christ Community Church class room funds, P.O. Box 1186, Huntersville 28070
ROTUNDA WEST, Fla. — Joseph Cagney, 83, 16 Oakland Hills Court, died Feb. 25, 2000, at his residence.
He was a native of New York City, son of the late Michael J. and Annie Gilroy Cagney, husband of the late Rita Mary Cagney, assistant director of inspection and control in revenue enforcement with the Customs Agency of the U.S. Government, life member of Customs Enforcement, Knights of Columbus, awarded Republican Presidential Legion of Merit Award, a Roman Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Sons, William B. and Michael J. Cagney, Virginia; daughters, Elizabeth Ann C. Gass, Charlotte, Kathleen Rita C. Kottman, California; 16 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren
MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Basilica of Mary Help of Christians, Belmont Abbey, Father David Kessinger as celebrant
BURIAL: Belmont Abbey Cemetery
VISITATION: After committal service, cemetery
ARRANGEMENTS: McLean-Bumgardner Funeral Home, Belmont
LINCOLNTON — Thomas "Tom" Proctor, 57, 1585 Old Lake Road, died Feb. 28, 2000, at home.
He was a native of Edenton, son of the late Hazel and Lillian Ward Proctor, supervisor at Lithium Corp., Army veteran.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Carolyn Walters Proctor; daughters, LaDonna Proctor, Charlotte, Joyce Owens, Earl,Tonya Thurman, Grover, Debbie Pate, Lincolnton; brothers, Larry Proctor, Bessemer City, Jerry Proctor, Blacksburg, S.C.; sisters, Pat Heafner, Bessemer City, Diane Goodman, Lincolnton; 12 grandchildren
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Living Word Tabernacle, Rev. Tim Humes, body will be placed in church 30 minutes before service
BURIAL: Hollybrook Cemetery
VISITATION: 7-8:30 tonight, Warlick Funeral Home
MEMORIALS: Hospice of Gaston County, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia 28054 or Huntington Disease Foundation, 250 W. 57th St., New York, N.Y. 10019
Irene H. McCarter
CLOVER, S.C. — Irene H. McCarter, 68, 215 C.S. Marietta St., Gastonia, formerly of Clover, died Feb. 28, 2000, at Gaston Memorial Hospital, Gastonia.
She was a native of Franklin County, daughter of the late M.M. and Edna Vinson Holland, wife of the late William Ray McCarter, retired secretary and treasurer for McCarter Oil Co.
SURVIVORS: Son and daughter-in-law, Felix A. and Teresa Pruitt, Bessemer City; daughter, LaTah McCarter, Gastonia; brother, Clarence Holland, Gastonia; sisters, Marcella H. Campbell, Lowell, Bonnie H. Bridges, Gastonia; grandchildren, Eric Pruitt, Tracey Jordan, Gastonia; great-grandchildren, Brandy Pruitt, Melaina Jordan, Gastonia
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Woodside Cemetery, Revs. Marlion Morton and Rick Duncan
ARRANGEMENTS: M.L. Ford and Sons Funeral Home
GASTONIA — Patricia Wood Green Hall, 49, 620 Osceola St., died Feb. 27, 2000, at Gaston Memorial Hospital.
She was a native of Gastonia, daughter of the late Clarence E. Wood, wife of the late James Hall, homemaker.
SURVIVORS: Mother, Kathryn Adams Holt, Gastonia; daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra Green and Russell Gulley, Frisco City, Ala., Kelly Green and Paul Peavy, Gastonia; brothers, Glenn, John "Walt" and Darrell Wood, Dennis Holt; grandchildren, DeeAnna and Russ Gulley, Brittany Gulley House, Brandon and Mikayla Peavy
FUNERAL: 3 p.m. Wednesday, Greene Funeral Service, Southside Chapel, Rev. Danny Gardner
BURIAL: Hollywood Cemetery
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, funeral home, other times at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Green, 1160 E. 8th Ave.
PALLBEARERS: Jessie Bell, Allen Davis, Curtis Gill, Lee Pennington, Jamie White, Scott Wood
Pearl H. Bradshaw
STANLEY — Pearl Hester Bradshaw, 84, 204 Woodhaven Park Drive, died Feb. 29, 2000, at Stanley Total Living Center.
She was a native of Gaston County, daughter of the late Albert Pinkney and Betty Ann Lawing Hester, sister of the late Lacy Spargo, Clyde and Neal Hester, Alma Killian, Sue Bumgardner and Jo Medlin, retired from J.P. Stevens, member of Stanley Pentecostal Holiness Church for 62 years, served as director of missions, Ladies Auxiliary, Sunday school teacher for more than 40 years, active in choir and special music.
SURVIVORS: Husband of 65 years, James A. Bradshaw; daughter and son-in-law, Betty Ann and R.J. Reid, Stanley; sons and daughters-in-law, Randall and Marlene Bradshaw, Stanley, Johnnie Mack and Ann Bradshaw, Belmont; sister, Billie Hicks, Kernersville; grandchildren, Andy and Bebe Reid, Cheri and Boyce McKinney, Marty and Angela Bradshaw, Jamie and Joey Denton; great-grandchildren, Mary Helen, Jimmy and John Bass; great-great-grandchild, Hannah Bass
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Thursday, Stanley Pentecostal Holiness Church, Revs. Tommy Fuquay, Garry Yeatts
ENTOMBMENT: Hillcrest Gardens, Mount Holly
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, the church
MEMORIALS: Stanley Pentecostal Holiness Church Foreign Missions, 113 E. Park St., Stanley 28164
ARRANGEMENTS: Carothers Funeral Home, Stanley
BEULAH WILSON JONES
KINGS MOUNTAIN — Beulah Wilson Jones, 89, 1325 Washington St., died Feb. 29, 2000, at Cleveland Regional Hospital, Shelby.
She was a native of Kings Creek, S.C., wife of the late John D. Jones, daughter of the late Edward and Nannie White Wilson, grandmother of the late Pam Jones, member of El Bethel United Methodist Church for 58 years, retired from Lambeth Rope Co.
SURVIVORS: Son and daughter-in-law, Johnny and Sandy Jones, Kings Mountain; daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Hal Falls, Gastonia, Elaine and Harry Jackson, Kings Mountain; brother, Jim Wilson, Salisbury; grandchildren and spouses, Gwen Hicks Winchester, Gastonia, Gayla and Derek Ware, Winston-Salem, Jonathan and Christy Jones, Fort Worth, Texas, Edie and Mathew Bunch, Fort Irwin, Calif., Laura Beth Jackson, Grover; nieces and nephews
FUNERAL: 4 p.m. Thursday, Harris Funeral Home, Rev. Bruce Hobson
BURIAL: Mountain Rest Cemetery
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, funeral home
MEMORIALS: El Bethel United Methodist Church, 122 El Bethel Road, Kings Mountain 28086
EULA GARRETT LYLES
GASTONIA — Eula Marie Garrett Lyles, 86, 905 W. Sixth Ave., died Feb. 28, 2000, at Gaston Memorial Hospital.
She was a native of Manning, S.C., wife of the late Walter Edmond Lyles, daughter of the late James S. and Sally Nichols Garrett, mother of the late Edna Blanch Lyles, homemaker, member of South Gastonia Pentecostal Freewill Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Sons, James C. and Jackie Lyles, Gastonia, Junior E. "Buck" Lyles, Bessemer City; daughters, Ruth Johnson, Olline Rush Goble, Gastonia, Ruby and Margie Morris, Manning; brothers, David Garrett, Chicago, Ernest Garrett, Indiana; sisters, Maxine Ruskin, Connie Ramsey, Blacksburg, S.C.; 23 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Thursday, South Gastonia Pentecostal Freewill Baptist Church, Revs. Arthur Cain, Elvis Anderson, Bobby Gilley
BURIAL: Woodside Cemetery, Clover, S.C.
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia; other times at the home
PALLBEARERS: Steve Gentry, Roger Garrett, Allen Hall, James Bell, Joe Childers, Jerry Whitesides
MEMORIALS: South Gastonia Pentecostal Freewill Baptist Church, 550 Neal Hawkins Road, Gastonia 28056
WILIE MAE BYRD
YORK, S.C. — Wilie Mae Haggins Byrd, 73, 6-B White Oak Apartments, died Feb. 25, 2000, at Piedmont Medical Center, Rock Hill, S.C.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, Mary Alice White, Clover, S.C.; brothers, Jimmy, Andrew and Carl Mitchell, Rock Hill, Ernest Mitchell, William Haggins, York, Frank Haggins, Trenton, N.J.; sisters, Pauline Gundy, Trenton, Maggie Curry, Johnnie Hefney, Iva Lee Miller, Rock Hill; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren
FUNERAL: 4 p.m. today, Gold Hill Baptist Church, Revs. George McCoy, William McClain
BURIAL: Church cemetery
VISITATION: At the home of Jimmy Mitchell, 1280 Holland Road, Rock Hill
ARRANGEMENTS: Wright Funeral Home