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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 - 419

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Date: Saturday, 27 February 2010, at 9:46 a.m.

Fannie P. Clanton
LINCOLNTON — Fannie Pauline Clanton, 87, Brian Center, died June 17, 2000, at Lincoln County Medical Center.
She was a native of Gaston County, daughter of the late William Augusta and Magnolia "Maggie" Hope Clanton.
SURVIVORS: Daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Billy Ray Hall, Springwood community, Mount Holly; grandchildren, Tim, Jeff and Walter Walker Jr., Essie Denning, Donna Null; nephews, Ronald, Gary and Buddy Clanton
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 3 p.m. Tuesday, Goshen Cemetery, North Belmont, Rev. Mike Criswell
VISITATION: 2-2:45 p.m. Tuesday, McLean-Bumgardner Funeral Home, Belmont

William G. Queen
GASTONIA — William Glenn Queen, 81, 2622 Paula Drive, died June 18, 2000, at Alexandria Place.
He was the son of the late George and Minnie Parker Queen, retired from the City of Gastonia with more than 15 years of service, formerly worked with Smyre Mills, with more than 18 years of service, Army veteran of World War II, served in Germany and received a Purple Heart.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Eloise Reeves Queen; daughters and son-in-law, Janice and Henry D. Cathey, Gastonia, Martha Hudson, Lake Norman; sisters, Helen Collette, Gastonia, Wilma Stewart, Ranlo, Betty Peirman, Lauren, S.C.; grandchildren, Lynn Edmondson, Vilas, Tracy Wright, Shelby, Michael Cathey, Belmont, Robin Clark, Charlotte; six great-grandchildren
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Brother, Clyde Queen; sisters, Essie Benfield, Polly Collette; grandson, Rodney Bryant
FUNERAL: 1 p.m. Tuesday, McLean Funeral Directors, Revs. Chuck Edmondson, Mike Criswell
BURIAL: Gaston Memorial Park
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, funeral home
PALLBEARERS: Henry Cathey, Daniel Cuthbertson, Chuck Edmondson, Michael Cathey, Robin Clark, Eric Wright

Arona Cooper
STANLEY — Arona Phillips Bryant Cooper, 81, 112 Lineberger Drive, died June 17, 2000, at home.
She was a native of York, S.C., daughter of the late Romeo and Elizabeth Jackson Phillips, member of Jehovah’s Witness.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Paul J. Cooper; daughters and sons-in-law, Martha Bryant and Edward Youngblood, Kellie Bryant and Jeffery Davis, Gastonia, Peggie Bryant and Joseph Edwards, Savannah, Ga.; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Deborah Bryant, Gastonia; sisters, Bessie P. Kendrick, Minnie P. Floyd, Pearl L., Sarah and Teretha Phillips, Gastonia; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren
FUNERAL: 3 p.m. Tuesday, Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness, Gastonia, ministers Kirk Kendrick, Anthony Phillips
BURIAL: Hillcrest Gardens, Mount Holly
VISITATION: 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, church
ARRANGEMENTS: Costner Funeral Home

Murray A. King Jr.
KINGS MOUNTAIN — Murray A. "Ray" King Jr., 1514 N. Piedmont Ave., died June 18, 2000, at Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte.
He was a native of Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, son of the late Murray Alton and Levina O’Brien King Sr., employee of Bridges Hardware, member of Putnam Memorial Baptist Church, Shelby, Navy veteran who served in the Korean War.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Evelyn Huffstetler King; sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth E. and Tammy Moss, Charlotte, Keith D. and Tammy Moss, Kings Mountain, Scott and Sharon Moss, Bessemer City; daughters and sons-in-law, Elaine and Joseph Rath, New Jersey, Barbara Harris, Dorothy and Gregory Terrcianuterrciano, Bayonne, N.J., Carol and David Bell, Virginia, Shelia and Thomas Kearney, Freehold, N.J.; brother, Bernard King, Northwood, N.H.; sister, Charlotte Donnavan, Massachusetts; 17 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Putnam Memorial Baptist Church, Shelby, Rev. Mark Canipe
BURIAL: Mountain Rest Cemetery
VISITATION: 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Harris Funeral Home
MEMORIALS: Putnam Memorial Baptist Church, 1146 County Home Road, Shelby 28152

Fred T. Drennan
RANLO — Fred Thomas Drennan, 47, 94 Dellinger Ave., died June 17, 2000, at home.
He was a native of Gaston County, son of the late Howard C. Drennan, member of Ranlo Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Son and daughter-in-law, Craig and Cindy Lewis, Ranlo; mother, Evie Coffee Pearson, Ranlo; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bruce and Sarah Drennan, Dallas, Tony and Debbie Pearson, Belmont; sister, Glenda Workman, Ranlo; one grandson; seven step-grandchildren; two nieces; two nephews
FUNERAL: 3 p.m. Tuesday, Westside Hope Church of God, Revs. Nelson Hope, Diane Collins
BURIAL: Hollywood Cemetery
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, Greene Funeral Service, Southside Chapel
PALLBEARERS: Scott Rice, Bo Hughes, Joey Freeman, Mike Falls, Steve Parker, Todd Crouse

Arona B. Cooper
STANLEY — Arona Phillips Bryant Cooper, 81, 112 Lineberger Drive, died June 17, 2000, at home.
She was a native of York, S.C., daughter of the late Romeo and Elizabeth Jackson Phillips, member of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Paul J. Cooper; daughters and sons-in-law, Martha Bryant and Edward Youngblood, Kellie Bryant and Jeffery Davis, Gastonia, Peggy Bryant and Joseph Edwards, Savannah, Ga.; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Deborah Bryant, Gastonia; sisters, Bessie P. Kendrick, Minnie P. Floyd, Pearl L., Sarah and Teretha Phillips, Gastonia; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren
FUNERAL: 3 p.m. today, Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 2250 Davis Park Road, Gastonia, ministers Kirk Kendrick, Anthony Phillips
BURIAL: Hillcrest Gardens, Mount Holly
VISITATION: 2-3 p.m. today, the church, other times at the home of Kellie and Jeffery Davis, 3631 Robinson Circle, Gastonia
ARRANGEMENTS: Costner Funeral Home, Gastonia

Bernice S. Sanders
KINGS MOUNTAIN — Bernice Stringfellow Sanders, 76, 206 Cooke Circle, died June 17, 2000, at Century Care of Cherryville.
She was a native of Gaston County, daughter of the late George and Mattie Williams Stringfellow, wife of the late Woodrow Sanders, member of Mount Zion Church of God, where she served with the missionary society, usher board and senior choir.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Mattie S. Adams, Esther S. Davis, Kings Mountain, Carolyn Gunning, Ora Carothers, Gastonia, Sandra Howard, Jacksonville, Delores Scott, Rockville, Md., Beverly Henson, Gaithersburg, Md.; sisters, Genoble Lemons, Martha Perkins, Greensboro, Doris Hill, Nannie Boozier, New York City; brother, George Stringfellow, New York City; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren
FUNERAL: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Mount Zion Church of God, Bishop David Dunlap
BURIAL: Gaston Memorial Park
VISITATION: 30 minutes before service, church
ARRANGEMENTS: Costner Funeral Home

Viola S. Wilson
CLINTON, Tenn. — Viola Kay Schlagenhauf Wilson, 58, formerly of Gastonia, died June 14, 2000, at home.
She was a graduate of Emory University School of Nursing, a nurse in her younger years, Bible teacher since 1979, attended Rhema Bible Training Center.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Michael Wilson; sons, Chris, Daytona, Fla., Fred, Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.; daughter, Tracie, Clinton; grandson, Dusty, Clinton; sisters, Emmie Stancil, Millie Goodson
FUNERAL: Held at Heritage Fellowship, Oak Ridge, Tenn.
MEMORIALS: Heritage Fellowship, 121 N. Illinois Ave., Oak Ridge, Tenn. 37830
ARRANGEMENTS: Weatherford Mortuary, Oak Ridge

Oneda L. Froneberger
STANLEY — Oneda Lucky Froneberger, 95, 148 Lance Froneberger Road, died June 17, 2000, at Gaston Memorial Hospital, Gastonia.
She was a native of Gaston County, daughter of the late Miles and Desdie Pope Lucky, member of Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church.
SURVIVORS: Sons and daughters-in-law, John and Doris Froneberger, Howard and Barbara Froneberger, Stanley, Ralph and Tina Froneberger, Rock Hill, S.C.; sisters, Nancy Brice, Lois Gibson, Mount Holly, Isadell Lucky, Stanley; brother, Miles Lucky, Stanley; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, Rev. Kent Tilley
BURIAL: Springfield Baptist Church Cemetery
VISITATION: 30 minutes before service, church
ARRANGEMENTS: Costner Funeral Home

Gladys Wood Camp
DENVER — Gladys Wood Camp, 65, 7633 Hickory Creek Drive, died June 19, 2000 at Lincoln Medical Center, Lincolnton.
She was a native of Cleveland County, daughter of the late Malachi and Ola Mae McCurry Wood, wife of the late Herbert Hord Camp, retired food preparer from Host Marriott Services, member of Buffalo Baptist Church, Shelby.
SURVIVORS: Five children; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother; three sisters
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 2 p.m. Wednesday, City Memorial Cemetery, Cherryville, Rev. Bill Day
VISITATION: 6:30-8 tonight, Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home
MEMORIALS: Operation Blessing, c/o CBN, Virginia Beach, Va.

Clara C. Avery
DALLAS — Clara Bell Cloninger Avery, 97, formerly of Gaston Street, died June 19, 2000, at Alexandria Place, Gastonia.
She was a native of Gaston County, daughter of the late Jacob and Molly Mauney Cloninger, wife of the late Raleigh Ervin and Jacob Avery, a homemaker, member of Holy Communion Lutheran Church.
SURVIVORS: Sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Grier and Lucille Ervin, New Smyrna Beach, Fla., Gordon C. and Nancy Ervin, Fairmont; brother, Ralph Cloninger, Dallas; half brother, J.W. Cloninger, Newton; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Brothers, Hugh, Carl and Clyde Cloninger
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Holy Communion Lutheran Church, Rev. Paul Kanupp
BURIAL: Church cemetery
VISITATION: 6-8 tonight, Dallas Funeral Home
PALLBEARERS: Grandsons, Bob, Gordon Jr., Jimmy and Brady Ervin; great-grandsons, Ronnie Boyett, Cameron Bass

William Lee Potts
LINCOLNTON — William Lee Potts, 82, 5465 E. Highway 150, died June 19, 2000, at Lincoln Medical Center.
He was a native of Lincoln County, son of the late Walter and Eva Lee Potts, radio and television repairman.
SURVIVORS: Brother, Thomas Elliott Potts, Lincolnton; sisters, Ellen Mull, Sue Ballard, Virginia Lockman, Lincolnton; four nieces; three nephews
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Brothers, Reid and Miles Potts
FUNERAL: 3 p.m. Wednesday, Warlick Funeral Home, Rev. Rick Landers
BURIAL: Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery
VISITATION: One hour before service, funeral home
MEMORIALS: Macedonia Baptist Church, 5286 E. Highway 150, Lincolnton 28092 or American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, Va. 23058-5126

Margaret M. Allison
CLOVER, S.C. — Margaret M. Allison, 66, 729 Sumter Street Extension, died June 15, 2000, at Piedmont Medical Center, Rock Hill, S.C.
She was a native of Sharon, S.C., daughter of the late John and Gertrude Miller McClure, wife of the late Arthur Allison, retired textile worker from American Thread and Pharr Yarns, member of Clover Chapel United Methodist Church.
SURVIVORS: Companion, Albert Neely; sons, Arthur J. Allison, Maggie Valley, Robert and John David Allison, of the home; daughters, Patricia A. Allison, York, S.C., Barbara Allison, Raleigh; sisters, Allie Belle Jamerson, Charlotte, Beatrice Stewart, York; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild
FUNERAL: 4 p.m. Wednesday, Clover Chapel United Methodist Church, Rev. Hooker
BURIAL: Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Sharon
VISITATION: 30 minutes before service, church
ARRANGEMENTS: Wright Funeral Home

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