Mary W. Goodnight
GASTONIA — Mary Whitener Goodnight, 90, 1351 Robinwood Road, died May 29, 2000, at Covenant Village.
She was a native of Lincoln County, daughter of the late Claud R. and Daisy Yount Whitener, wife of the late Howard R. Goodnight, graduated from Startown School and Kings Business College, Charlotte, longtime resident of Gastonia, a homemaker, member of First United Methodist Church.
SURVIVORS: Daughters and son-in-law, Daisy Waldrep, Cedartown, Ga., Doris Vlaservich, Gastonia, Joyce and Henry Gerald, Lake Wylie, S.C.; grandchildren, David Vlaservich, Merimar, Fla., Shannon Vlaservich, Woodstock, Ga., Greg Gerald, Greensboro, Jeff Gerald, Charlotte, Jenny Gerald Davis, Rocky Mount; five great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Eva G. Whitener, Lincolnton; nieces and nephews
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Brothers, J.S., Boyce, P.W. and Claud Whitener; sister, Katherine W. Phillips
FUNERAL: Held Tuesday at the Chapel of First United Methodist Church, Dr. Jody Seymour, Deacon Jack Weisenhorn
INTERMENT: Gaston Memorial Park
MEMORIALS: Alzheimer’s Association, 919 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1000, Chicago, Ill. 69611-1676 or Holy Angels, 6600 Wilkinson Blvd., Belmont 28214
ARRANGEMENTS: Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia
Barbara S. Smith
KINGS MOUNTAIN — Barbara Sue "Susie" Smith, 62, 143 Belmar Road, died May 28, 2000, at Cleveland Regional Hospital, Shelby.
She was a native of Cleveland County, daughter of the late Elmer Franklin and Kate Lucille Moss Smith, member of Zoar Baptist Church, Shelby, retired from Southern Bell, recently employed by Leatherwood, Shelby.
SURVIVORS: Nephew and spouse, Derek Jr. and JoAnn Smith, Kings Mountain; niece and spouse, Teresa "Tracy" Smith and Mark Overby, Benson; sister-in-law, Jane Smith, Cherryville; uncle and aunt, Floyd and Katie Smith, Hampton, Va.; cousins
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Brother, Derek Beaty Smith Sr.
FUNERAL: 2p.m. Thursday, Harris Funeral Home, Rev. Martin Gobble
BURIAL: Mountain Rest Cemetery
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, funeral home
Mae P. Wise
MOUNT HOLLY — Mae Pearl Wise, 81, died May 29, 2000, at Gaston Memorial Hospital, Gastonia.
She was a native of Gaston County, daughter of the late Calvin and Laura McGinnis Wise, retired from textiles.
SURVIVORS: Nieces and nephews
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Pineview Cemetery, Rev. Jerry Stanfield
VISITATION: One hour before service, Carothers Funeral Home, Mount Holly
John W. Culp Jr.
GASTONIA — John Walter Culp Jr., 88, formerly of 707 Torrence Drive, died May 27, 2000, at Britt Haven Nursing Home, Chapel Hill.
He was a native of Gaston County, son of the late John Walter and Stella Bradley Culp Sr., husband of the late Mary Belle Carpenter Culp, president and treasurer of Standard Hardware, member of Gastonia Elks Club, lifelong member of First United Methodist Church, Gastonia.
SURVIVORS: Sons and daughter-in-law, John Walter Culp III, Charlotte, Robert and Mary Marshall Rand Culp, Hillsborough; brothers, Ben Bradley, William Reid and Robert Lewis Culp, Gastonia; grandchildren and spouse, David Culp, Durham, Amy Vulp and Edwin Stuart, Wilmington
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Son, Charles Frederick Culp; sister, Mary Alice Culp Daniel
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. today, Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia, Dr. Joseph Seymour
INTERMENT: Gaston Memorial Park
MEMORIALS: Meals on Wheels, 300 Millstone Drive, Hillsborough 27278
William F. Troxell, Jr.
GASTONIA — William F. "Bill" Troxell Jr., 63, 917 Sunrise Drive, died May 29, 2000, at Rehabilitation & Health Center.
He was a native of Smyth County, Va., son of the late William F. Sr. and Ora Martin Troxell, husband of the late Margaret H. Troxell, attended West Cramerton Baptist Church, employee of Lowe’s Home Improvement, former owner of Singer Sewing Center, Charlotte, Air Force veteran.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Diana Moore Troxell; son and daughter-in-law, William F. III and Gwen Troxell, Charlotte; son and fiancee, John Berry Troxell, Charlotte, and Lynn Lee, Shelby; sister, Nancy Goodpasture, Marion, Va.; nephew and wife, Keith and Tina Goodpasture, Greensboro; grandchildren, Ben and Josh Troxell, Charlotte; stepgrandson, Garrett Lowery, Gastonia
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 11 a.m. Thursday, Evergreen Cemetery, Charlotte, Rev. Larry Wilson
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, Greene Funeral Service, Southside Chapel
MEMORIALS: West Cramerton Baptist Church, 5006 Wilkinson Blvd., Gastonia 28056
Alvin Freeman Jr.
SHELBY — Alvin "Hollywood" Freeman Jr., 43, 516 Booker St., died May 26, 2000, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center.
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. today, Maple Springs Baptist Church, Rev. Floyd Maddox
BURIAL: Will be in Bostic
VISITATION: 1:30-2 p.m. today, the church
ARRANGEMENTS: Genesis Funeral Service
LINCOLNTON — Rafael Lopez, 72, 2133 Startown Road, died May 29, 2000.
He was a native of Puerto Rico, son of the late Ramon and Rafaela Camacho Lopez, Army veteran, served 27 years.
SURVIVORS: Brothers, Ramon and Alejando Lopez, Puerto Rico; sisters, Norman Torres, Brunilda Lopez, Tampa, Fla., Antonia Lopez, Puerto Rico; nieces and nephews
FUNERAL: 6:30 tonight, Warlick Funeral Home, Father Everette Thomas
BURIAL: Arlington National Cemetery
VISITATION: One hour before service, funeral home
MEMORIALS: Hospice of Lincoln County, 107 N. Cedar St., Lincolnton 28092
CHARLOTTE — Lewis Doby, 60, of Ellenboro, died May 30, 2000, at home.
He was a native of Charlotte, son of the late William Thomas and Blanche Deaton Doby, Air Force veteran, worked in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utility Department.
SURVIVORS: Son, Thomas Doby, Shelby; daughter and son-in-law, Tamara and Daniel Collins; grandchildren, Daniel Ray and Michelle Rene Collins; brothers, Lawrence Doby, Belmont, Wayne Doby, Stanley, Jerry Doby, Iron Station; sisters, Marjorie Doby, Charlotte, Peggy Helms, Huntersville, Jean Borders, Charlotte
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Brother, Ernest Doby; sister, Joyce Small
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Thursday, McEwen Funeral Service, Charlotte
BURIAL: Forest Lawn West Cemetery, full military honors
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, funeral home, other times at the home of Tamara and Daniel Collins, 700 Ranch Road, Charlotte
James R. Carroll Sr.
SHELBY — James Roy "Jim" Carroll Sr., 41, 243 Dakar Drive, died May 13, 2000 at Moss Lake.
He was a native of Oakland, Calif., son of the late James Leroy Carroll, mechanic at Anchor Marine, former employee of Rental Center, member of River of Life Church.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Miriam Gail Blount Carroll; daughter, Jamie Rebecca Carroll, of the home; mother, Carol Louise Fillipini Carroll, Gainsville, Fla.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jeffrey and Beverly Carroll, Gainsville, Fla., Jerry and Kris Carroll, Jacksonville, Fla.; sister and brother-in-law, Verna and Cliff Yarborough, Jacksonville
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: Private
BURIAL: Sunset Cemetery
ARRANGEMENTS: Clay-Barnette Funeral Home
Leroy Ferguson Jr.
YORK, S.C. — Leroy Ferguson Jr., 58, 6 Private Street, died May 30, 2000, at home.
He was a native of Spartanburg, S.C., employee of E.F.P. Steel Co.
SURVIVORS: Parents, Leroy and Lucille Ferguson, York; brother, Larry Ferguson, York; sister, Edna F. Ashley, York; companion, Lillie Mae Harlow-Reed, York
FUNERAL: 3 p.m. Thursday, Bratton Funeral Home, Revs. Wayne Smith, Donald Hawkins
BURIAL: Rose Hill Cemetery
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, Bratton Funeral Home
MEMORIALS: York Rescue Squad, Roosevelt Street, York, S.C. 29745