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Gaston County, North Carolina Obituary Collection
(From Various Funeral Homes in the Gastonia, Belmont, Mount Holly, Lowell, Cherryville,
Bessemer City and the surrounding area. Many obituaries are represented from Kings Mountain,
Lincolnton, and Stanley.)

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Gaston County, North Carolina Obituary Collection

Gaston County, North Carolina Obituary Collection - 401

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Date: Friday, 26 February 2010, at 3:46 p.m.

Glen W. Stephenson
GASTONIA - Glen Winston Stephenson, 65, died June 5, 2000, at Louise Obici Memorial Hospital, Suffolk, Va. He was a native of Bryson City, son of the late Clyde and Jurie Collins Stephenson, attended Calvary Baptist Church, retired letter carrier from United States Postal Service, Gastonia office, member of United States Postal Union, Marine veteran of Korean War, served with Second Battalion First Marine Division, recipient of Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Medal, Korean Service Medal.
SURVIVORS: Daughters and son-in-law, Sandra and David Bray, Cathy Stephenson, Gastonia; brother and sister-in-law, J.D. and Marie Stephenson, Marshall; granddaughter, Brooke Bray, Gastonia; former wife, Grace Whiting, Gastonia; friend, Marcy Grunfelder, Gastonia
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Brothers, Clint and Fred Stephenson
FUNERAL: 4 p.m. Friday, McLean Funeral Directors, Rev. Clarence McMahan
BURIAL: Evergreen Cemetery, Belmont
VISITATION: 7-8:30 tonight, funeral home
PALLBEARERS: Wayne Barr, Johnny Holland, Boyd Mayhew, Bob Morris, Mike Patterson, Ricky Whitehurst
HONORARY PALLBEARERS: Joe Dameron and members of National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 1512, Gastonia

J. C. Dockery
GASTONIA - J.C. Dockery, 79, died June 5, 2000. He was a native of Buncombe County, son of the late Cyrus E. and Lillian Swann Dockery, resident of Buncombe County for most of his life, retired restaurant cook, Army Air Force veteran of World War II.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Glessmer G. Dockery; daughters, Darlene Dockery and Gail Dockery Putman, Clearwater, Fla.; sons, Eddie Dockery, Largo, Fla., Glenn Dockery, St. Petersburg, Fla., Samuel Lee Dockery, Tampa, Fla.; sisters, Norma D. Metcalf, Weaverville, Dorothy D. Kinsland, Franklin; 10 grandchildren
FUNERAL: 2:30 p.m. Friday, West Funeral Home, Weaverville
BURIAL: Ashelawn Gardens of Memory, Asheville
VISITATION: 7-8:30 tonight, funeral home

Jerry R. Carpenter
MOUNT HOLLY - Jerry Ray Carpenter, 70, 724 Riddle St., died June 6, 2000, at Gaston Memorial Hospital, Gastonia. He was a native of Gaston County, son of the late Reid Andrew and Pansy Senter Carpenter, retired textile employee, Army veteran of Korean War.
SURVIVORS: Aunts, Catherine Carpenter, Belmont, Joyce Harris, Charlotte; uncles and aunt, Dempsey Carpenter, Mount Holly, Collie and Helen Carpenter, Lexington; nieces and nephews
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Brother, Andy Carpenter
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 3 p.m. today, Pineview Cemetery, Revs. Eugene Blackwell, Keith Hearn
VISITATION: 2-3 p.m. today, Woodlawn Funeral Home; other times at the home of Betty Carpenter, 611 Rankin Ave.; condolence messages for the family may be sent to

Mayer Friedman
ROSLINDALE, Mass. — Mayer Friedman, formerly of Gastonia, died June 6, 2000.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Frances D. Sapotkin Friedman; children and spouse, Sharyn Vera, California, Shelley and Steven Cook, Medfield, Mass.; grandchildren, Jason and Peter Cook, Ariel Raba
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Children, Miriam and Noah Friedman
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 11 a.m. today, American Friendship Cemetery, West Roxbury, Mass.
MEMORIALS: Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for Aged, 1200 Centre St., Roslindale, Mass. 02131
ARRANGEMENTS: Levine Chapels, Brookline, Mass.

George M. Crawford
GASTONIA - George Manley Crawford, 59, 208 Crawford Drive, died June 4, 2000, at Gaston Memorial Hospital. He was a native of Gaston County, son of the late George Ernest Crawford and Alice Minerva Hartage, husband of the late JoAnn Cobb Crawford, retired employee of Westinghouse Turbine Plant, member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, Candice Crawford, Gastonia; sons, David Crawford, Gastonia, Jerome Crosby, Columbia, Ohio; sister, LaVerne Parker, West Virginia; nieces, nephews, cousin and friends
FUNERAL: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Belmont
INTERMENT: 10 a.m. Saturday, Armstrong Cemetery
VISITATION: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, the church
ARRANGEMENTS: Grier Funeral Service, Charlotte

George L. Alexander
BELMONT - George Lee Alexander, 71, 513 Paradise Circle, died June 7, 2000, at home. He was a native of Mecklenburg County, husband of the late Patricia Wolhar Alexander, 1946 graduate of Harding High School, retired automotive mechanic, Army veteran of Korean War, member of Queen of the Apostle’s Catholic Church.
SURVIVORS: Sons and daughters-in-law, G. Lee and Kathy Alexander, Clemmons, Ross and Audrey Alexander, Winston-Salem, Patrick and Nancy Alexander, Conover; daughters and sons-in-law, Saranne and Kenny Valentine, Belmont, Connie and Dan Schlagel, Booneville; sisters, Mary Ross Huggins, Katherine Noel, Charlotte; grandchildren, Ashley, Amanda, Justin, Matthew and Ross Alexander, Zachary and Tricia Schlagel
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Brother, William "Bill" Alexander MASS OF CHRISTIAN
BURIAL: 11 a.m. Saturday, Queen of the Apostles Catholic Church, Father Richard P. Hokanson
INTERMENT: Belmont Abbey Cemetery
VISITATION: 7-9 p.m. Friday, Woodlawn Funeral Home, Mount Holly; condolence messages for the family may be sent to

Caroline N. Waddell
GASTONIA - Caroline Nicole Waddell, infant daughter of Christopher Lee Waddell and Mary Caroline Little, died June 6, 2000, at Gaston Memorial Hospital.
SURVIVORS: In addition to parents, stepmaternal grandmother, Jo Little, Clover, S.C.; maternal grandmother and stepmaternal grandfather, Nellie and Don Caughey, Lincolnton; maternal great-grandfather, Roland Brown, Gastonia; paternal grandmother and step-grandfather, Rhonda and Wayne Hager, Cherryville; paternal great-grandparents, Earl and Earline Matheson, Kings Mountain; paternal grandfather, William Ricky Waddell, Kings Mountain; paternal great-grandparents, William and Bobby Waddell, Kings Mountain; aunt and uncle, Jennifer and Mark Little, Gastonia; sisters, Christina Lee and Tiffaney Dawn Waddell, Kings Mountain; two cousins
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Maternal grandfather, David H. Little
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 11 a.m. Friday, Evergreen Cemetery, Belmont, Rev. Mitchell Pruitt
MEMORIALS: American Heart Association, 1229 Greenwood Cliff, Suite 109, Charlotte 28204 or National Kidney Foundation, 5950 Fairview Road, Suite 708, Charlotte 28210
ARRANGEMENTS: McLean Funeral Directors

Ollie Moore Pearson
RANLO — Ollie Moore Pearson, 94, 304 Lewis Road, died May 27, 2000, at home.
She was a native of Cleveland County, wife of the late Jasper Pearson, daughter of the late Edgar and Matilda Greene Moore, retired textile employee, member of Spencer Mountain Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Sons and daughters-in-law, Charles E. and Vera Pearson, Mount Holly, Marvin and Nancy Rabb Pearson, Lemuel and Brenda Pearson, Dufaye Pearson, Gastonia, Carl and Gladys Wilson Pearson, Dallas; daughters and sons-in-law, Edith Battle, Matilda and Jerry Wolfe, Ranlo, Juanita and Aaron Watkins, Georgetown, S.C.; 31 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; 19 great-great-grandchildren; one great-great-great-grandchild
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Son, Conrad Shelton Pearson
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Spencer Mountain Baptist Church, Spencer Mountain, Revs. Conley Matlock, Mike Criswell, Keith Dixon
BURIAL: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Flint Hill Baptist Church, Boiling Springs
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia; 4-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Flint Hill Baptist Church
PALLBEARERS: Jimmy, Steve, Charlie, Rick and Dale Pearson, Allen Wolfe, Curtis Bingham, Wayne Cochran

BESSEMER CITY — Ethel Virginia Caldwell Castle, 89, 707 E. Iowa Ave., formerly of 1224 Perkins St., Gastonia, died May 28, 2000, at home.
She was a native of Gaston County, wife of the late Ralph D. Castle, daughter of the late Henry F. Caldwell and Bell Barnes Caldwell Steins, member of Love Memorial Baptist Church, Gastonia, retired from Ti-Caro, Gastonia, after 45 years of service.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, Amelia C. Nation, Bessemer City; son and daughter-in-law, Roy and Mary Ruth Castle, Gastonia; brother and sister-in-law, Robert F. and Louise Caldwell, Gastonia; granddaughter, Jeanne Marie Nation, Bessemer City; grandsons and granddaughters-in-law, Stephen Eugene and Bonnie Nation, Ricky Carpenter Castle, Victor B. and Cindy Castle, Mark W. and Kim Castle, Gastonia; four great-grandchildren; caregiver, Helen Tweed, Gastonia
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Grandson, Scott Castle
FUNERAL: 3 p.m. Tuesday, Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia, Rev. John Kinnaman
BURIAL: Gaston Memorial Park, Gastonia
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, funeral home

Charles A. ‘Doc’ Hall
BELMONT — Charles A. "Doc" Hall, 84, 502 Hawley Ave., died May 28, 2000, at Mecklenburg Health Care Center, Charlotte.
He was a native of McAdenville, son of the late Charles Thomas and Grace Rhyne Hall, retired carpenter, worked as ship builder during wartime.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Ethel Blanche Chapman Hall; sister, Helen Quick, Anaheim, Calif.; nieces and nephews
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Brothers, John and William Hall; sisters, Betty Pannell, Edith Guffey, Gladys Broadway
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 1 p.m. Wednesday, McLean-Bumgardner Funeral Home, Rev. Alan Smith
BURIAL: Greenwood Cemetery
VISITATION: One hour before service, funeral home
MEMORIALS: Charity of donor’s choice

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