KINGS MOUNTAIN ó George Wessley "Skinny" McClain, 80, 510 S. Cherokee St., died Aug. 24, 2000 at Kings Mountain Hospital. He was a native of Cleveland County, son of the late Daniel and Elva Stokes, retired from Cooperís Furniture Store, custodian at McGill Clinic, Army veteran of World War II, member of New Life Christian Church.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Lue McClain; daughters and sons-in-law, Gale and Norris Hunter, Alice and Issac Surratt, Kings Mountain; grandchildren, Weldon and Danielle Hunter, Julius Surratt, Kings Mountain; great-grandson, Cameron Hunter, Grover
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Brothers, William and V.J. Stokes
FUNERAL: 3 p.m. Sunday, New Life Christian Church, Rev. H.L. Rhedrick
VISITATION: 1:30 p.m. Sunday for friends. Quiet hour for family will be 2:30-3 p.m. at the church.
BURIAL: Mountain Rest Cemetery
ARRANGEMENTS: Withrow Funeral Home
LARRY S. HARMON
MATTHEWS ó Larry Steve Harmon, 69, died Aug. 25, 2000, at Mercy Hospital, Charlotte. He was a native of Gastonia, son of the late Grady R. and Kathleen Alice Newton Harmon, lived for 30 years in Matthews, self-employed in the chemical and water softener business, 1956 graduate of Lenoir Rhyne College with a bachelor of science degree in business administration, member of Kappa Sigma fraternity, Marine Corps veteran discharged in 1952.
SURVIVORS: Daughter and son-in-law, Lori Louise Harmon and Charles Rodondi, Redwood City, Calif.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara Ann and B.W. Miller, Charlotte, Kay Frances and Phil Norusis, Church Falls, Va.; grandson, Stephen Arthur Rodondi, Redwood City
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Sunday, Sharon Memorial Park Mausoleum, Rev. Larry Watts
VISITATION: Following the service
MEMORIALS: Lees McRae College, Grady R. Harmon Scholarship Fund, Banner Elk 28604
ARRANGEMENTS: Harry and Bryant Co.
RANDY E. ROBINSON
MOUNT HOLLY - Randy Ellis Robinson, 54, 1464 Kelly Road, died Aug. 25, 2000, at Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte. He was a native of Gaston County, son of the late John Franklin and Clara Edwards Robinson, general manager of Gibson Die & Stamping, Dallas, 1964 graduate of Stanley High School, member of the Southeast FMC Motor Coach Club, life-long member of Christís Lutheran Church.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Mary Pate Robinson; son and daughter-in-law, Randy Brian and Julia Smith Robinson, Stanley; daughter and son-in-law, Connie Robinson and Robert Gary Dixon Jr., Stanley; sisters and brothers-in-law, Juanita Hovis, High Point, Carolyn Kiser, Crouse, Vivian and George Lineberger Jr., Belmont, Faye Cline, Gastonia, Pat and Neal Ritchie, Iron Station, Eleanor and Herbert Abernathy, Judy and Harry Abernathy, Mount Holly, Jeraldine and Joe Morris, Alexis; grandson, Landon Taylor Dixon; special friends, John and Pat Gibson; nieces and nephews
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Brother, Bobby Franklin Robinson
FUNERAL: 4 p.m. Monday, Christís Lutheran Church, Rev. Larry Bollinger
BURIAL: Christís Lutheran Church Cemetery
VISITATION: 6-9 tonight, Carothers Funeral Home, Stanley
PALLBEARERS: Tommy Abernathy, Jack Brown, Rick Coleman, Jim Harrill, Leonard Lewis, Bill Robinson, Ed Robinson, Bill Withers
HONORARY PALLBEARERS: Nephews
MEMORIALS: Christís Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 203 S. Main St., Stanley 28164
RICHARD A. RAMSEY
GASTONIA - Richard Alan Ramsey, 26, 119 N. Washington St., died Aug. 24, 2000, at home. He was a native of Gaston County, member of Loray Baptist Church, had worked as a cook for ROís Barbeque.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, Brittany Michelle Doster, Clover, S.C.; parents, Michael and Barbara Welchel Ramsey, Gastonia; brothers, Michael Scott, Jeffrey Todd and Gregory Shane Ramsey, Gastonia; maternal grandmother, Pauline Welchel, Gastonia; paternal grandmother, Nannie McNeese, Gastonia
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Maternal grandfather, James Welchel Sr.; paternal grandfather, Ernest Ramsey
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 2 p.m. Monday, Armstrong Cemetery
VISITATION: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Monday, Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia
SYDNEY S. BOWEN
GASTONIA - Sydney Sierra Bowen, infant daughter of Christopher M. and Lisa S. Bowen, died Aug. 21, 2000, at Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte. She was a native of Mecklenburg County.
SURVIVORS: Paternal grandparent, Robin H. Bowen, Cramerton; maternal grandparents, Kenneth D. and Lou Ann S. Shuford, Gastonia; paternal great-grandparents, Lucille Brown, Cramerton, James and Geneva Bowen, Bessemer City; maternal great-grandparents, Kenneth L. and Dottie Shuford, Nell Seagle, Gastonia
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Paternal grandfather, James R. Bowen Jr.; maternal great-grandfather, Thomas F. Seagle
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Monday, Evergreen Cemetery, Rev. Jim Easton
VISITATION: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday, McLean Funeral Directors, Gastonia
CHERRYVILLE - Beatrice Jenkins, 77, died Aug. 26, 2000, at Century Care Nursing Center.
ARRANGEMENTS: Greene Funeral Service, Westside Chapel WINONA BEST
GASTONIA - Winona Best, 86, died Aug. 26, 2000.
ARRANGEMENTS: Ward Funeral Home
KIMBERLY MARY VAUGHAN
DALLAS - Kimberly Mary Vaughan, 49, 4743 Dallas-High Shoals Road, died Aug. 26, 2000, at home. She was a native of Pittsburgh, daughter of the late George and Margaret Rehman Vaughan.
SURVIVORS: Brother, Timothy Vaughan, Dallas; sisters, Hope Ann Phillips, Miami, Mary Margaret Salenieks, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
ARRANGEMENTS: Greene Funeral Service, Southside Chapel
Fred R. Lineberger
GASTONIA ó Fred Robert Lineberger, 76, died Aug. 19, 2000, at Belaire Health Care Center.
He was a son of the late George Dewey and Junie Price Lineberger, Army veteran of World War II, retired from Coca Cola Consolidated Coin Catering.
SURVIVORS: Wife of 54 years, Ethel H. Lineberger; sons and daughters-in-law, Barry Lineberger, Gastonia, Michael and Mary Lineberger, Fred and Kay Lineberger, Charlotte, Kevin and Brenda Lineberger, Belmont; daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Bob Friedl, Mount Holly; grandchildren and spouses, Jason and Anna Lineberger, Shelby, Chris and Gina Lineberger, Todd Melton, Belmont, Jane and David Jewell, Elizabeth and Ann Lineberger, Erica, Mikalla and Larry Lineberger, Charlotte; great-grandchildren, Joshua and Destiny Lineberger, Gastonia, Madeline and Miles Lineberger, Shelby; sister, Earline L. Tyler, Clearwater, Fla.; brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Virginia Lineberger, Tuscon, Ariz., Ronald and Ann Lineberger, Gastonia; nieces and nephews
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Sister, Margaret L. Conner
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. today, McLean Funeral Directors, Revs. Michael Lineberger, Pat Latta
BURIAL: Gaston Memorial Park
MEMORIALS: McKee Road ARP Church, 3901 McKee Road, Charlotte 28269 or Love Memorial Baptist Church, 311 E. Walnut Ave., Gastonia 28054
Claude D. Vannoy
ADVANCE ó Claude Delmas Vannoy, 82, 2329 Bermuda Village, died Aug. 20, 2000, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, Winston-Salem.
He was a native of Ashe County, son of the late Robert Lee and Annie Calvard Vannoy, husband of the late Margaret Moran Vannoy, graduate of Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, World War II veteran, CPA with Swift & Co. in the state of Washington, controller with REA Express Co., New York, established Vannoy-Holder Associates, Boone, member of Clemmons Presbyterian Church, board of directors of the Progressive Supra Nuclear Palsy Society, John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.
SURVIVORS: Daughter and son-in-law, Suzie Vannoy and Bill Greene, McDonald, Tenn; grandsons, Mark Vannoy Greene, Knoxville, Tenn., Joel Moran Greene, McDonald; sister, Anne Lee Vannoy Payseur, Dallas
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 3 p.m. Tuesday, Volger & Sons Funeral Home, Clemmons, Rev. Jill Crainshaw
VISITATION: An hour before service, church
MEMORIALS: Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem 27103
Fred R. Masters
GASTONIA ó Fred Robert Masters, 72, 1404 Linwood Road, died Aug. 19, 2000, at home.
He was a native of Greenville County, S.C., son of the late William A. and Ila Mae Landreth Masters, retired from Ithaca, attended Evangel Assembly of God.
SURVIVORS: Daughter and son-in-law, June and Tony Sanders, Gastonia; stepdaughter, Jane Bowman, Gastonia; stepson, John Truett, Dallas; grandchild, Kelly Anne Bradshaw, Gastonia
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Sister, Ethel Masters; brothers, Carl, Alvin and William Masters
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. today, Ward Funeral Home, Rev. Rufus Johnson
BURIAL: Hollywood Cemetery
VISITATION: An hour before service, funeral home; other times at home of June Sanders, 112 Lou Drive, Gastonia; condolences may be sent to www.wardfuneral.com
PALLBEARERS: Bobby, Ronnie, Donnie, David and Lindsay Masters, Jerry Sanders Jr.
MEMORIALS: Heart Society of Gaston County, 220 E. Franklin Ave., Gastonia 28052