Roger Dale Greene
GASTONIA — Roger Dale Greene, 47, 1713 Haynes Ave., died Oct. 8, 2000, at home.
He was a native of Cleveland, Ohio, son of the late Betty Barber Greene.
SURVIVORS: Son, Phillip Lamar Greene, Gastonia; daughter, Melinda Greene Jones, Jacksonville, Fla.; brother, Joseph A. Greene, Gastonia; sisters, Doreen Fralick, Sheila Lee, Phyllis Wells, Gastonia, Edith Almedia, Charlotte; companion, Diane Haney, Gastonia; stepmother, Mary Greene, Kings Mountain; stepsons, Josh Tollison, Devon and David Bellew; stepdaughters, Ashley Tollison, Angela Bellew; stepbrother, Mark Moore, Kings Mountain; stepsisters, Lisa Moore, Cherryville, Dana Moore, Kings Mountain; five grandchildren; wife, Christy Greene, Spartanburg, S.C.
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Stepbrother, Scott Moore
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 2 p.m. Thursday, Laurel Wood Cemetery, Rock Hill, S.C., Rev. Gary Bolin
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, Greene Funeral Service, Southside Chapel
PALLBEARERS: Allan Hall, Michael Knight, Michael Nivens, John and James Owens III, Chris Sutton
Grady W. Morgan
DELTON, Mich. — Grady W. Morgan, 79, died Oct. 5, 2000, at home.
He was a native of Lowell, son of the late John and Julia Messer Morgan, owner-operator of Joe the Shoe Doctor, Kalamazoo and Richland, Mich., for many years, loved camping, avid deer hunter, fisherman and enjoyed landscaping.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Patricia Robinson Morgan; son and daughter-in-law, William and Marilyn Morgan, Vicksburg, Mich.; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Brad Bushman, Otsego, Mich.; stepchildren and spouses, James and Gail Jager, Parchment, Mich., Kenneth and Deb Jager, Irons, Mich., John and Lu Jager, Hartsell, Ala., Richard and Nancy Jager, Nancy and Leonard Getty, Judith and Don Hoolsema, Patricia and David Austin, Kalamazoo, Mich., Karen and Mark Chastain, Greer, S.C., Kathy Jager, Bloomingdale, Mich.; brothers, John, James and Harley Morgan, Lowell, Carl Morgan, Belmont; sister, Aileen Swayney, Cramerton; grandchildren; great-grandchildren
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Brothers, Harkless, Rufus and Ernest Morgan
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 6 p.m. Thursday, Oakland Memorial Baptist Church, Lowell, Rev. Mike Criswell
MEMORIALS: Barry Community Hospice or Faith United Methodist Church
Jessie B. Dellinger
DALLAS — Jessie Lee Burgin Dellinger, 80, 3618 Dallas-High Shoals Road, died Oct. 10, 2000, at Century Care of Gastonia.
She was a native of Gaston County, daughter of the late Jasper Howell and Clara Beatrice Arrowood Burgin, member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Hardin, registered nurse with former Garrison General Hospital, Gastonia.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Marcus Dellinger; daughters, Rebecca Lane, Dallas, Janessa Dellinger, Gastonia; sisters, Jeanette Burgin, Edith "Pat" Lindley, Gastonia; grandchildren and spouses, Brian and Crystal Biggerstaff, Mount Holly, Leigh Ann B. and Scott Brown, Dallas, Miranda Dellinger, Gastonia; great-grandchildren, Lauren and Kendell Brown, Dallas, Clarie Biggerstaff, Mount Holly, Alysha Elmore, Gastonia
FUNERAL: 4:30 p.m. Thursday, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Hardin, Pastor David Mielke
BURIAL: Church cemetery
VISITATION: 6-8 tonight, McLean Funeral Directors, Gastonia, and one hour before service, the church
PALLBEARERS: Brian Biggerstaff, Scott Brown, Burgin and David Lindley, Jasper Burgin, Shannon Propst
MEMORIALS: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 513 Hardin Road, Dallas 28034
Harold B. Sligh
ROCK HILL, S.C. — Harold Beauford Sligh, 74, 1792 Mount Holly Road, died Oct. 9, 2000, at home.
He was a native of Whitmire, S.C., son of the late Allen Jefferson and Pearl Irene Evans Sligh, retired from Hoechst Celanese Corp. with 32 years of service, Navy veteran of World War II, member of Frank Roach American Legion Post 34, of Baptist faith.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Kathryn Sligh; son, Beauford Daniel Sligh, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; daughters, Carla S. Allen, Piedmont, S.C., Harlain S. Ruff, Little Rock Hill, S.C.; brothers, T.J. and Edgar "Bo" Sligh, Rock Hill, Charles "Buddy" Sligh, Columbia, S.C.; sister, Peggy S. Lowery, Gastonia; grandchildren, Bobby and Eric Allen, Piedmont
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Thursday, Greene Funeral Home, Downtown Chapel, Revs. James and Mike Lowery
BURIAL: Grandview Memorial Park
VISITATION: 7-8:30 tonight, funeral home
Cora P. Varnadore
ROCK HILL, S.C. — Cora Passmore Varnadore, 94, 2475 Neely Store Road, died Oct. 8, 2000, at home.
She was a native of Sylva, daughter of the late William J. and Ortha Doshia Tranham Passmore, wife of the late Clarence Mitchum Varnadore, retired from Rock Hill Printing & Finishing, charter member of Mount Gallant Church of God, member of Church Ladies Auxiliary.
SURVIVORS: Son, Charles Varnadore, York, S.C.; daughters, Drucilla Cornwell, Ada Cotten, Rock Hill; brother, Charlie Passmore, Cashiers; sisters, Luria Canupp, Rock Hill, Ethel Heffner, Franklin; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; two step-great-great-grandchildren
FUNERAL: Held Tuesday, Greene Funeral Home, Downtown Chapel, Rev. David Inman, great-grandson, Adam Folwler
BURIAL: Laurelwood Cemetery
MEMORIALS: Charity of donor’s choice
John F. Rayfield
STANLEY — John Fredrick "Freddy" Rayfield, 54, 1852 Rock Hollow Road, died Oct. 9, 2000, at Piedmont Medical Center, Rock Hill, S.C.
He was a native of Gaston County, son of the late George Alfred and Mary Wilson Rayfield, retired Army veteran, member of Mount Holly VFW, Belmont Moose Lodge.
SURVIVORS: Son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Christy Rayfield, Smyrna, S.C.; stepson, Darrin Long, Gastonia; brothers, Jerry Rayfield, Asheville, Beatty Rayfield, Greenwood, S.C.; sister, Frances Stines, Stanley; grandchildren, Genny, Brittini, Joshua, Matthew, Rankin and Avery
FUNERAL: 3 p.m. Thursday, Carothers Funeral Home, Stanley, Rev. Michael Horne
BURIAL: Gaston Memorial Park, Gastonia
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, funeral home
Helen C. Jenkins
GASTONIA — Helen Connor Jenkins, 86, 1351 Robinwood Road, died Oct. 10, 2000, at Covenant Village.
She was a native of Gaston County, daughter of the late George Alton and Berta Mundy Jenkins, member of First United Methodist Church, graduate of UNC Women’s College, Greensboro, American University, Washington, retired from American Red Cross after more than 32 years, served in Japan, Europe and the United States, served as Executive Director in Gastonia for 13 years before retiring.
SURVIVORS: Sister, Estelle Winecoff, Gastonia; brother, C. Frank Jenkins, Columbus, Ohio; nieces and nephews
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Brothers, Hugh W., Henry C. and George A. Jenkins; sister, Willard Gardner
MEMORIALS: Covenant Village, 1351 Robinwood Road, Gastonia 28054
ARRANGEMENTS: McLean Funeral Directors
LINCOLNTON — Jacob Lawson Rhyne, 83, 870 Walker Branch Road, died Oct. 10, 2000, at Lincoln Medical Center.
He was a native of Lincoln County, son of the late Eli and Frances Dellinger Rhyne, farmer, mechanic, member Woodmen of the World Unit 459 and Lutheran Brotherhood.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Mary Hoffman Rhyne, the home; sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Tanya Rhyne, Iron Station, David and Frances Rhyne, Lincolnton; granchildren, Nicola and Jordan Rhyne, Lincolnton.
FUNERAL: 2 p.m., Thursday, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Rev. John W. Duncan Jr.
BURIAL: Hollybrook Cemetery
VISITATION: 7-8:30 tonight, Warlick Funeral Home and other times at the home of Ruth Rhyne, 1071 Walker Branch Road, Lincolnton
MEMORIALS: Reep-Rhyne Scholarship Fund, c/o Messiah United Methodist Church, 4102 W. N.C. 27, Lincolnton, 28092 or Holy Cross Lutheran Church building fund, 2639 E. Highway 150, Lincolnton, 28092
LINCOLNTON — Thelma Seagle Walker, 97, the Brian Center and formerly of 364 Buffalo Shoals Road, died Oct. 9, 2000.
She was a native of Lincoln County, daughter of the late Chesterfield and Ella Lynn Seagle, wife of the late Floyd Walker, textile worker.
SURVIVORS: Grandson, Eric Walker, Lincolnton; granddaughter, Cheryl Long; three great-grandchildren.
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Sons, Jack and Clete Walker
FUNERAL: 11 a.m., Thursday, Warlick Funeral Home, Rev. David Carter
BURIAL: Hollybrook Cemetery
VISITATION: 7-8:30 tonight, the funeral home
MEMORIALS: Boger City Baptist Church, 2201 E. Main St., Lincolnton, 28092
HUNTERSVILLE — Carrie Gibson Sloop, 86, Ewart Road, died Oct. 10, 2000, at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center.
She was a native of Mecklenburg County, daughter of the late Caldwell and Grace Morrow Gibson.
SURVIVORS: Husband of 61-years, Herbert T. Sloop Sr.; daughter, Sharon Sloop Price, Gastonia; sons and daughters-in-law, Herb and Lillian Sloop Jr., Steve and Debbie Sloop, Huntersville; five grandchildren, Becky Gibson, Bonnie Saylors, Andrea, Mark and Janice Sloop; eight great-grandchildren.
PRECEDED IN DEATH: Brother, James W. Gibson
FUNERAL: 11 a.m., Thursday, Huntersville First Baptist Church, Revs. Doug Danner, Spurgeon Dorton and Bill Presson
BURIAL: Church cemtery
VISITATION: 6:30-8 tonight, Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Huntersville
PALLBEARERS: Keith Purser, Trey Trimnal, Gary, Guy, Mike and Johnny Johnson. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Johnson, Bobby and Jesse Lee Gibson.
W. Raymond Blynt, Jr.
CORRY, PA. — W. Raymond Blynt Jr., 74, 12 E. Congress St., died Oct. 9, 2000 at Corry Memorial Hospital.
He was a native of Corry, son of the late Walter R. and Reva Ross Blynt Sr., husband of the late Louise Hammer Blynt, Corry High School graduate in 1944, retired Corry Post Office mail carrier, entered U.S. Army in 1946, youth baseball coach, member Corry Central Labor Club, American Legion Post #365 where he was extensively involved on the local, district and state level including holding the Sergeant of Arms post for the 29th District, Corry Moose and Elks Club, enjoyed watching youth sports in the Corry area.
SURVIVORS: Daughters and sons-in-law, Rhae L. and Richard Marvin, Philadelphia, Patrice M. and Don Carter, Eden; sons and daughters-in-law, Gary R. and Sharlene Blynt, East Grand Rapids, Mich., Williams C. and Ruth Ann Blynt, Holland Patent, N.Y.; sister and brother-in-law, Gladys and Ron Hiscox, Gastonia; brothers and sisters-in-law, Gene and Linda Blynt, Gastonia, Donald and Paula Blynt, Westfield, N.Y., Melvin and Phyllis Blynt, Arden; grandchildren, Jeremy, Christopher, Gretchen and Michael Blynt; nieces and nephews.
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Brother, Lyle Blynt
FUNERAL: 10 a.m., Friday, Bracken Funeral Home, Corry Pa., Rev. Thomas Verner
BURIAL: Pine Grove Cemetery
VISITATION: 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, the funeral home
MEMORIALS: Stanford Hose Company, 14 E. South St., Corry, Pa. 16407
JACKSONVILLE — Ethel Seigle Tate, 73, 914 Hanover St., formerly of Gastonia, died Oct. 7, 2000, at Britthaven of Jacksonville.
She was a native of Clover, S.C., daughter of the late Samuel and Annie Bell Campbell Seigle Sr., wife of the late Franklin Andrew Jackson Tate, homemaker, member Friendship Baptist Church, Gastonia.
SURVIVORS: Daughters and son-in-law, Dessie S. and Ephraim Burris, Jacksonville, Barbara A. Seigle, Syracuse, N.Y.; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert A. and Betty Seigle, James H. Seigle, Gastonia; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Daughter, Jewell Seigle; son, Melvin Seigle
FUNERAL: 3 p.m., Thursday, Friendship Baptist Church, Gastonia, Rev. John A. McCullough Jr.
BURIAL: Gaston Memorial Park
VISITATION: 30 minutes before the service in the church and other times at the home of Mable G. Walker, 1001 New Castle Road, Gastonia
ARRANGEMENTS: Costner Funeral Home