Pauline M. Ray
HAMPTON, Va. — Pauline M. Ray, 89, formerly of Rock Hill, S.C., died July 14, 2000, at Sentara Hampton General Hospital.
She was a native of Rock Hill, S.C., wife of the late Heyward L. Ray, member of West Hampton Baptist Church, former member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Rock Hill, retired office manager from Randolph Yarns after more than 31 years of service.
SURVIVORS: Son, Bobby Ray, Hampton; daughters, Willaree Curtis, Hampton, Joyce Bauer, Rapid City, S.D., June Mashburn, Panama City, Fla., Elizabeth Biggerstaff, Gastonia; brothers, D.A. McCloud, Lockhart, S.C., J.R. McCloud, Chester, S.C.; sisters, Bonnie Gregory, Chester, S.C., Viola McCloud, Clover, S.C.; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: Grandview Memorial Park, Rev. Lewis P. Vehaun
VISITATION: After service, graveside
ARRANGEMENTS: Greene Funeral Home, Rock Hill
James R. Cook Sr.
CLOVER, S.C. — James Robert "Bob" Cook Sr., 86, 5870 Cook Road, died July 16, 2000, at home.
He was a native of York County, S.C., son of the late Fred Gibson and Sara Martin Cook, life member of Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, York County, deacon, attended East Baptist Church, World War II veteran, Air Force medic, served in 91st Fighter and 81st Air Force Groups, farmer.
SURVIVORS: Wife of 51 years, Jess Jane Weir Cook; sons and daughter-in-law, Robin Cook, John and Jean Cook, Clover; daughters and son-in-law, Marjorie C. and John Harper Jr., Gastonia, Frances E. Cook, Clover; sisters, Nancy C. Wood, York, S.C., Mary C. Stephenson, Rock Hill, S.C., Mabell C. Beamguard, Sara C. Faulkner, Clover; Alice C. Roberts, Chester, S.C.; sister-in-law, Helen Cook, Clover; seven grandchildren
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Brother, Jack Cook; sister, Lynette C. Crane
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Wednesday, McLean Funeral Directors, Gastonia, Rev. Timothy G. Parker, Dr. Robert M. Winecoff
BURIAL: Allison Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery, York
VISITATION: 6:30-8:30 tonight, funeral home; other times at the home of Frances E. Cook; Wednesday after committal service, the church
MEMORIALS: East Baptist Church, 114 N. Church St., Gastonia 28054 or Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, Allison Creek Road, York, S.C. 29745
LAWNDALE — Ivey T.C. Millon, 79, 148 Creekwood Road, died July 17, 2000, at home.
He was a native of Cleveland County, son of the late Frank and Sarah Johnson Millon, retired wet end operator from Kings Mountain Mica, member of Ledford Grove Church.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Pauline Swink Millon; sons and daughters-in-law, Harold and Joyce Mellon, Vale, Larry and Kathy Mellon, Lawndale, Thomas and Carolyn Mellon, Cherryville, Ricky and Phyllis Mellon, Casar; daughters and sons-in-law, Helen and Steve Sellars, Connelly Springs, Carolyn and Frank McGinnis, Lincolnton, Marie and Ricky Johnson, Lawndale; special grandson, Michael Mellon, Lawndale; 18 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Four brothers, two sisters, one grandson and one great-grandson
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston, Revs. Doug James, Rufus Davis, Clyde Price
BURIAL: House of Prayer Cemetery, Shelby
VISITATION: 6:30-8:30 tonight, funeral home
MEMORIALS: Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby 28150
VALE — Hillard Irley Brittain, 81, 7732 Hallman Mill Road, died July 17, 2000, at Frye Regional Medical Center.
He was a native of Lincoln County, son of the late Ellis L. and Zora Faye Kiser Brittain, self-employed farmer, member of David’s Chapel United Methodist Church.
SURVIVORS: Wife of 63 years, Marine Wehunt Brittain; son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Joyce Brittain, Vale; daughters and sons-in-law, Ruth and Forney Sain, Mary and Sherlon Cook, Faye and Ben Corbett, Cathy and Ronnie Correll, Scarlett and Randy Beam, Pat Tipton, Vale, Nancy and Newell Dean Sain, Linda and Mickey Sellers, Cherryville; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Son, Buck Brittain; granddaughter, Shelley Cook; brother, Marshall Brittain; sisters, Minnie Self, Ivey Hoyle
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Wednesday, David’s Chapel United Methodist Church, Rev. George Burton, body will be placed in church 30 minutes before service
BURIAL: Church cemetery
VISITATION: 6:30-8 tonight, Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston
MEMORIALS: David’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 183 Howard Lingerfelt Road, Vale 28168
Joyce A. Arrington
GASTONIA — Joyce Ann Arrington, 65, 2885 Ebony Ave., died July 15, 2000, at Gaston Memorial Hospital.
She was a native of Gaston County, daughter of the late George Torrence, food service worker, member of Greater Mt. Hebron Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Edward B. Arrington, Washington, D.C.; daughters, Vandretta D. Stepney, Gastonia, Willette D. Arrington, Washington, D.C.; son and daughter-in-law, Calvin and Celia Arrington, Temple Hill, Md.; mother, Willie Mae Torrence, Gastonia; six grandchildren; one nephew; loving and devoted friend, Arlene Gross, Fort Washington, Md.; relatives and friends
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Brother, Calvin T. Williams Sr.
FUNERAL: 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Greater Mt. Hebron Baptist Church, Dr. Timothy Scott
BURIAL: Gaston Memorial Park
VISITATION: 30 minutes before service, church
ARRANGEMENTS: Costner Funeral Home
Neal C. Jetton
EASLEY, S.C. — Neal Carson Jetton, 46, 204 Medinah Drive, died July 17, 2000, at Palmetto Baptist Medical Center.
He was a native of Charlotte, received a masters degree in administrative management in 1978 and an undergraduate degree in engineering from Clemson University in 1976, member of the Tiger Lettermen Association, offensive tackle for the Clemson University football team, member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, director of manufacturing and facilities engineering for Ryobi Motor Products, Pickens, S.C., member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, First Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Pamela Durham Jetton; son, Brian Stuart Jetton, of the home; daughter, Christen Michelle Jetton, of the home; parents, Hugh Neal and Lucille Hovis Jetton, Charlotte; brother and sister-in-law, James S. and Sandy R. Jetton, Greenville; sister-in-law, Ren Henderson Jetton, Charlotte
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Brother, David H. Jetton
FUNERAL: 4 p.m. Wednesday, First Baptist Church, Rev. Dr. Lawrence Bullard, Rev. Rick Baumgarner
BURIAL: Robinson Memorial Gardens
VISITATION: 2:30-4 p.m. Wednesday, church
HONORARY ESCORT: Roy McCall and Jim Lamb Sunday school class of First Baptist Church
MEMORIALS: Youth Ministry of First Baptist Church, 300 E. First Ave., Easley 29640
ARRANGEMENTS: Robinson Funeral Home
Charles M. Self
DALLAS — Charles Michael Self, 48, died July 18, 2000, at home.
He was a native of Gaston County, son of the late Jewell Edward Self, mechanic, member of Gaston Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Wife of 20 years, Virginia Lee Self; sons, Michael Self, the home, Ray Parrott, Gastonia, Quinten Heath Riddle, South Carolina; daughter and son-in-law, Victoria and Glen Floyd, Gastonia; mother, Eleen McNabb Self, Gastonia; stepdaughter and husband, Jada and Donald Meeks, Kings Mountain; brothers, Jewell Edward Self Jr., Gastonia, Herbert Cole, Tacoma, Wash.; sisters, Faye Hall, Mary Rickerson, Dallas, Ramona Richardson, Lowell, Marie and Rethal Hogsed, Geneva Floyd, Murphy, Edgal Chilson, Warne, Juanita Childers, Clover, S.C., Joy Dimmeth, Georgia; grandchildren, Eliot Parrott, Kyle Greenslit, Michelle Shayka, Harley Floyd; mother-in-law, Macey Lou Mincey Havens, Dallas
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Sisters, Mozelle Lee, Elizabeth Miller; brother, Jerry Ronnie Self
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Thursday, Gaston Baptist Church, Revs. Richard Gaddis, Hazel Boyd
BURIAL: Bessemer City Cemetery
VISITATION: 7-8:30 tonight, McLean Funeral Directors, other times at the home of Vicki and Glen Floyd, 1518 Hargrove Ave., Gastonia
PALLBEARERS: Roger Glover, Thomas Lee, Richard Walters, Donald Meeks, Michael Hall, Edgar Green
MEMORIALS: Gaston Baptist Church, 516 S. Gaston Ave., Dallas 28034
Betty Jo Ramsey
KINGS MOUNTAIN — Betty Jo Ramsey, 65, 200 Spruce St., Apt. 8D, died July 17, 2000, at home.
She was a native of Cleveland County, daughter of the late Harvey and Carrie Louise Pruett Ramsey, member of former Piedmont Baptist Church, a homemaker.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, Anne Fortenberry, Kings Mountain; brothers, Robert and Harold Ramsey, Kings Mountain; sister, Aileen Metcalf, Shelby; grandchildren and spouse, Samantha Welch Lane, Susan Kiser and Dennis Bradley, Gastonia; great-grandchildren, Cayla Lane, Madeline and Megan Bradley; close friend, Ray Hunter Guin, Kings Mountain
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Brothers, Melvin and Fred Ramsey
FUNERAL: 4 p.m. Thursday, Harris Funeral Home, Rev. Bob Hope
INTERMENT: Mountain Rest Cemetery
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, funeral home
MEMORIALS: Hospice of Gaston County, 260 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia 28052
Velma F. Carpenter
GASTONIA — Velma Faith Carpenter, 96, 2300 Aberdeen Blvd., formerly of 602 14th St., Bessemer City, died July 17, 2000, at Courtland Terrace.
She was a native of Gaston County, daughter of the late Pryor Sylvanus "P.S." and Rebecca Carpenter, member of Landers Chapel Methodist Church, attended Grace Lutheran Church, Bessemer City, 1927 graduate of Lenoir Rhyne College, retired in 1969 as school teacher from Tryon Elementary School.
SURVIVORS: Special niece, Kathy Holland; other nieces and nephews
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Brothers, Cleveland, Clayton, Clarence and Grady Carpenter; sisters, May Kiser, Ila Huss, Beulah Friday, Lillian Payne, Iva Lee Reynolds, Hazel Pasour
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. today, Grace Lutheran Church, Bessemer City, Rev. Cyrus Frazier
BURIAL: Bethel Lutheran Church Cemetery, Lincolnton
VISITATION: One hour before service, the church
PALLBEARERS: Grant Herman, Chris Holland, E.C. and Jim Pasour, Jeff Rhyne, Blair Walker
ARRANGEMENTS: Greene Funeral Service, Westside Chapel
John Henry Kiser
LINCOLNTON — John Henry Kiser, 68, 568 Landers Chapel Road, died July 18, 2000, at Lincoln Medical Center.
He was a native of Gaston County, son of the late L. Anderson and Novella Cline Kiser, worked for Western Auto, Army veteran.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Lucille Kiser; son, Andy Kiser, Lincolnton; daughter, Linda Phillips, Lincolnton; sister, Sue Sellers, Lincolnton
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: daughter, Vickie Kiser
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 2 p.m. Thursday, Warlick Funeral Home, Pastor Libby Toler
MEMORIALS: Bethel Lutheran Church, 509 Long Shoals Road, Lincolnton 28092
Jennie A. Watson
SOUTHPORT — Jennie Alston Watson, 76, 318 Willis Drive, died July 17, 2000 at Dosher Nursing Center.
She was a native of Louisburg, daughter of the late Thomas Cheatham and Mittie Young Alston, wife of the late David Whitehurst Watson, member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
SURVIVORS: Sons, David Whitehurst Watson Jr., Midland, Thomas Alston Watson, Miami, Fla.; daughters and sons-in-law, Kathryn W. Roberson, Gastonia, Susan W. Boyd, Madison, Tenn., Marion W. and Joe Nease, Wilmington, Jill W. and Merle Clark, Waynesboro, Va.; brother, Thomas Cheatham Alston, Cary; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Sister, Boe Mangum
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 1 p.m. Thursday, Trinity United Methodist Church, Rev.William Cottingham
INTERMENT: Trinity Memorial Garden
VISITATION: After service, the church
MEMORIALS: Trinity United Methodist Church, East Nash St., Southport 28461 or Southport Rescue Squad, East Nash St., Southport 28461
ARRANGEMENTS: Peacock-Newnam Funeral Home