GASTONIA — Jerome Pendergrass, 51, 611 Devonwood Drive, formerly of Clover and Lake Wylie, S.C., died Aug. 6, 1999, at Gaston Memorial Hospital, Gastonia.
He was a native of York, S.C., son of the late Fletcher and Carrie Barnett Pendergrass, 1966 graduate of Roosevelt High School, Clover, Vietnam veteran, member of National Guard, fusion pipe welder and methodic proctector for Edwards Pipeline Construction, Denver, member of Flat Rock Baptist Church, Clover.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Delmar Pendergrass, Lake Wylie, S.C., Charlniejeil "Nart" Pendergrass, Kentucky, Todjalyn Pendergrass, Kings Mountain, Anthony Adams, Bab Williamson, Marcus Knox, Gastonia; daughters, Rodjalyn and Ingrid Pendergrass, Tjuana Smith, Michelle Williamson, Denise Knox, Gastonia; sisters, Terry P. Myers, the home, Gloria Pendergrass, Lake Wylie, Peggy P. Hoyle, Gastonia, Ivey Robbins, High Point, Gayle Robbins, Morganton; brother, John Walker, Clover, S.C.; 18 grandchildren
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. today, Flat Rock Baptist Church, Clover
BURIAL: Mount Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery, Sharon, S.C.
VISITATION: At the residence in Gastonia
ARRANGEMENTS: Wright Funeral Home, York, S.C.
CHERRYVILLE – Nellie Ruth Beal Tallent, 76, 203 Spinners Drive, died Aug. 8, 1999, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center, Shelby.
She was a native of Lincoln County, daughter of the late Lawrence and Minnie Pate Beal, mother of the late Louise Coble, retired twister/winder for Carlton Mill, member of Second Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Louie C. Tallent, the home; son, Louie T. Tallent, Cherryville; daughter, Sherrie Adams, Cherryville; brother, Floyd Beal, Cherryville; sisters, Elsie Biddle, Florence, S.C., Alene Devine and Mary Helen Huss, Lincolnton; 18 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren
FUNERAL: 3 p.m. Wednesday, Second Baptist Church, Rev. Keith Love
BURIAL: City Memorial Cemetery
VISITATION: 7-8:30 tonight, Carpenter’s Funeral Home; other times at the home of Louie Tallent, Upchurch Mobile Home Park, 213 Marcus Drive
MEMORIALS: Second Baptist Church, 201 Houser St., Cherryville 28201
KINGS MOUNTAIN – Virginia Myers Sneed, 68, 1245 Lewis Farm Road, died Aug. 8, 1999, at home.
She was a native of Cleveland County, daughter of the late Fred William and Mary Sue Saunders Myers, wife of the late Water Lenear Sneed, retired textile worker.
SURVIVORS: Son, Walter Lenear Sneed Jr., Boca Raton, Fla.; daughter and son-in-law, Janet Sneed, Alberto Beani, Kings Mountain, Elizabeth Sneed and Blake Delk, Charlotte; brothers, Leo Myers, Kings Mountain, Fred W. Myers Jr., Lancaster, S.C.; grandchildren, Tiffany Anne and Garrett William Delk, Charlotte
FUNERAL: 4 p.m. Wednesday, Harris Funeral Home, Rev. Charles Fite
BURIAL: Mountain Rest Cemetery
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, funeral home
MEMORIALS: Gaston Hospice, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia 28054
Johnny Houser Sr.
LINCOLNTON – Johnny Clinton Houser Sr., 59, 3279 West Highway 27, died Aug. 8, 1999, at Lincoln Medical Center.
He was a native of Lincoln County, son of the late Johnny Houser, self-employed mason contractor, member of Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Louise Houser; sons, Johnny Houser Jr., Denver, Greg Houser, Lincolnton; mother, Darcus C. Houser, Lincolnton, brother, Jim Houser, Lincolnton; sisters, Shirley Jenkins, Bernice McGee, Lincolnton; grandchildren, Stephanie, Krista, Ashlee, Caroline, Anthony and Justin Houser
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Warlick Funeral Home, Revs. James Cool and Dale Hullett
BURIAL: Forest Lawn Cemetery
VISITATION: 7-8:30 tonight, Warlick Funeral Home
Olna D. Daves
GASTONIA — Olna Elizabeth Dycus Daves, 78, 2023 Redbud Drive, died Aug. 16, 1999, at Hillcrest Rest Home, Forest City.
She was a native of Rutherford County, daughter of the late Ensley Broadus and Lucy Anna Parnell Dycus, member of Lighthouse Baptist Church, formerly Providence Baptist Church, founder and volunteer of Gaston Literacy Council, taught 3,600 teachers across the United States and Barbados to teach adult non-readers to read, her purpose in teaching non-readers was to help them read the Bible, former trustee at Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Woodrow Daves; son and daughter-in-law, Rev. James and Rebecca Daves, Spindale; daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Joseph White, Seneca, S.C.; brother, Edgar Bennett Dycus, Orlando, Fla.; sisters, Emma McDaniel, Spindale, Joan Padgett, Greensboro; grandchildren, April Hinson, Wellford, S.C., Ginger Minch, Battleground, Wash., Robin McDonald, Taylors, S.C., Michelle Paddenburg, Martinsville, Va., Chris White, Seneca; six great-grandchildren
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. today, Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia, Rev. M.O. Owens
VISITATION: After service, funeral home
MEMORIALS: Gaston Literacy Council, c/o Kaye Gribble, Executive Director, 116 S. Marietta St., Gastonia 28052
Helen Perry Brown
KINGS MOUNTAIN — Helen Perry Brown, 84, 716 Sipes St., died Aug. 16, 1999, at White Oak Manor.
She was a native of Newberry County, S.C., daughter of the late Edward C. and Annie Mae Deloatch Perry, wife of the late Odell Brown, mother of the late Annette Brown Viars, sister of the late Bill and Leonard Perry, Geraldine Gunnells, retired textile worker, member of Parkdale Baptist Church, Gastonia.
SURVIVORS: Sister, Ida Bell Perry Thomas, Gastonia; nieces, Cheryl Haney, Gastonia, Kitty Smith, Mississippi; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren
FUNERAL: 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Parkdale Baptist Church, Gastonia, Rev. Ron Shealey
BURIAL: Westview Gardens, Bessemer City
VISITATION: 6-8 tonight, Greene Funeral Service, Westside Chapel, other times at the home of Cheryl Haney, 2440 Wood Leaf Drive, Gastonia
PALLBEARERS: Chris and Danny Haney, Larry Norman, Brian, Don and Jerome Wells
Cecil P. Jones
ROXBORO — Cecil Pryor Jones, 71, 245 Jessie Hicks Road, died Aug. 11, 1999, at Durham Regional Hospital, Durham.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Peggy B. Jones; daughters, Susan Nago, California, Phyllis Morris, Roxboro; sons, David Jones, Roxboro, Ricky Burton, Durham, Cecil P. Jones Jr., Pittsburgh, Pa.; mother, Nellie Pryor Jones, Gastonia; aunt, Elaine Nurse, Newport News, Va.; three sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; other relatives and friends
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. today, Shady Hill Baptist Church, Dr. J.A. Richmond
BURIAL: Peace Memorial Garden
ARRANGEMENTS: Hester, Whitted & Daye Funeral Service
LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS: Martin’s Funeral Home, Gastonia
Thomas Garvin Sr.
GASTONIA — Thomas Garvin Sr., 919 North Weldon St., died Aug. 17, 1999, at home.
ARRANGEMENTS: Costner Funeral Home
Ethel M. Smith
KINGS MOUNTAIN — Ethel Mae Smith, 68, 31 Chesterfield Court, died Aug. 15, 1999, at Gaston Memorial Hospital, Gastonia.
She was a native of Trenton, N.J., daughter of the late Clifford Norman and Della Kessler Applegate, wife of the late Richard Stanley Smith, mother of the late Richard S. Jr. and Linda Smith, Ethel Mae Smith "Etsy" Johnson, member of Salvation Army Church in New Jersey, attended David Baptist Church, homemaker.
SURVIVORS: Sons and daughters-in-law, Daniel Smith, Kings Mountain, Ronald and Mary Jo Smith, Bessemer City, Timothy and Andrea Smith, Trenton, N.J.; daughters and sons-in-law, Jane and Charles Kassner, Hamilton, N.J., Patricia and John Devlin, Ewing, N.J., Beverly and Ted Williams, Kings Mountain; brother, Gerald Applegate, Hamilton, N.J.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Leona Fletcher, Pennsylvania, Shirley and Al Mandel, Toms River, N.J., Ruth and Austin Holloway Sr., Murphy; brother-in-law, Robert Smith, Niagra Falls, N.Y.; 16 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; nieces and nephews
FUNERAL: 4 p.m. Thursday, McLean & Son Funeral Home, Gastonia, Rev. Jody Griffin
VISITATION: 2-4 p.m. Thursday, funeral home
MEMORIALS: American Diabetes Association, 3109 Poplar Wood Court, Suite 125, Raleigh 27604
Jesse ‘Bo’ Webb
DALLAS — Jesse Lee "Bo" Webb, 53, 210 Whitaker Road, died Aug. 15, 1999, at Gaston Memorial Hospital, Gastonia.
He was a native of Haywood County, son of the late Gus Webb, brother of the late Martha Webb.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Sharon Franklin Webb; son, Dennis Martin, Kings Mountain; mother, Mollie Mills Webb, Waynesville; brothers, Troy and Robert Webb, Kings Mountain, Harry Webb, Blacksburg, S.C., James Webb, Shelby; sisters, Shirley Vilbert, Kings Mountain, Lisa Hopkins, Polkville.
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Thursday, Greene Funeral Service, Southside Chapel, Gastonia, Rev. Jerry Millwood
BURIAL: Evergreen Memorial Park, Belmont
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, funeral home, other times at 1026 Woodhill Drive, Gastonia
PALLBEARERS: Nephews and cousins, Donny, Tony and Richard Greene, Gary and Shane Webb, Deany Hannah