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Gaston County, North Carolina Obituary Collection
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Bessemer City and the surrounding area. Many obituaries are represented from Kings Mountain,
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Gaston County, North Carolina Obituary Collection

Gaston County, North Carolina Obituary Collection - 537

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Date: Friday, 5 March 2010, at 3:15 p.m.

Howard C. Barker
CHERRYVILLE — Howard C. Barker, 81, 2210 Lincolnton Highway, died Oct. 12, 2000, at home. He was a native of Lincoln County, son of the late William Ryan Nallie and Rosa Mae Belle Brooks Barker, retired longline driver for Carolina Freight Carriers Corp. after 27 years of service, member of Shady Grove Baptist Church of Cherryville, 1979 winner of driver of the year for the state of North Carolina.
SURVIVORS: Daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Lemuel Pearson, Gastonia, Dianna and Lee Mele, Deerfield Beach, Fla., Wanda Murrill, Cherryville; brothers, Bob Barker, Fuguay Varina, Bill Barker, Houston, Jack Barker, Dallas; sisters, Pauline Levi, Shelby Lowe, Fuquay Varina; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Shady Grove Baptist Church, Revs. Phil Deitz, Mike Criswell, body will be placed in church 30 minutes before service
BURIAL: Church cemetery
VISITATION: 6-8 p.m. Monday, Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home
MEMORIALS: Hospice of Gaston County, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia 28054

Nancy C. Wood
YORK, S.C. - Nancy Cook Wood, 91, 2511 Wood Road, died Oct. 13, 2000, at the Magnolia Manor of Rock Hill, S.C. She was a native of York County, daughter of the late Fred G. and Sara Martin Cook, wife of the late John Wood, member of Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, homemaker.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Joe, Marion and Bill Wood, York, Buddy Wood, Columbia, S.C.; sisters, Mary Stephenson, Rock Hill, Mabelle Beamguard, Sara Faulkner, Clover, S.C., Alice Roberts, Chester, S.C.; 11 grandchildren; great-grandchildren
FUNERAL: 4 p.m. today, Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, Rev. Harold M. Hutchison
BURIAL: Church cemetery
MEMORIALS: Allison Creek Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 5780 Allison Creek Road, York, S.C. 29745
ARRANGEMENTS: York Funeral Home

Frank A. Bost
SHELBY - Frank A. Bost, 71, of Cleveland Pines Nursing Center, died Oct. 14, 2000, at his residence. He was a native of Catawba County, formerly of Durham, son of the late J.S. and Maude A. Bost, husband of the late Marjorie Keen Bost, retired roofer and painter, veteran of the Army.
SURVIVORS: Sisters, Mozelle Darnell, Helen Hardin, Shelby; brothers, Ray Bost, Shelby, Ferrell D. Bost, Inman, S.C.
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Brother, John W. Bost
FUNERAL: 2:30 p.m. Monday, Cleveland Funeral Services, Revs. Tommy Buchanan, Clarence Williams
BURIAL: Cleveland Memorial Park
VISITATION: 1-2:30 p.m. Monday, funeral home

Lorraine M. Farrar
GASTONIA - Lorraine Mason Farrar, 73, 1504 Buckingham Ave., died Oct. 17, 2000, at Gaston Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Thomasville, daughter of the late Pernal Selbie and Virginia Emswiler Mason, wife of the late Ralph Elmore Farrar Sr., graduate of Evans Business College, former receptionist for WCGC Radio, retired from Gaston County School System in 1989, worked in food service at Hancock Elementary for more than 12 years, member of East Baptist Church for more than 50 years, taught Sunday school, nursery attendent.
SURVIVORS: Sons and daughters-in-law, Ralph E. Jr. and Nancy Farrar, Gastonia, Joe and Robin Farrar, Gastonia; sister, Joanne M. Brown, Charlotte; grandchildren, Ralph E. Farrar III, Brevard, Angela Farrar Vause, Mint Hill, Mary Myers Farrar, UNC-Greensboro, Charles Matthew Dean Farrar, Virginia Lorraine Farrar, Gastonia; great-grandchildren, Carly Ann Farrar, Samuel Chambers Farrar, Brevard, Zoe Devin Vause, Mint Hill; special friend, Ola Queen, Gastonia; nieces and nephews
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Friday, East Baptist Church, Pastor Tim Parker, Dr. Robert M. Winecoff ENTOMBMENT: Gaston Memorial Park Mausoleum
VISITATION: 7-8:30 tonight, McLean Funeral Directors; other times at the home IN LIEU OF FLOWERS: Memorials to East Baptist Church, 114 N. Church St., Gastonia 28054

Lennie H. Davidson
BELMONT - Lennie Harris Davidson, 72, 315 South St., died Oct. 17, 2000, at home. She was a native of Gaston County, daughter of the late Wiley A. and Susie Hawes Harris Sr., homemaker, member of East Belmont Church of God.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Elmer C. Davidson; son, Mark D. Davidson, Mount Holly; daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and William Pool, Gastonia; brothers and sister-in-law, Vernon and Janet Harris, Gastonia, Tommy Harris, North Belmont, Johnny Harris, Ypsilanti, Mich.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Colette and Sonny Helms, Paw Creek, Sherry and Jack Darnell, Florida; grandson, Chris Davidson, Huntersville; stepgranddaughter and spouse, Sherry P. and Dean Mayhue, Gastonia; stepgreat-grandchildren, Nicole Browning, Gastonia, Randy and Brittany Pool, Cramerton
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Brother, Wiley "Lefty" Harris
FUNERAL: 3 p.m. Friday, East Belmont Church of God, Revs. Bobby Brackett, Kenneth Hudson, Earl Pope
BURIAL: Greenwood Cemetery
VISITATION: 6:30-8:30 tonight, the church
MEMORIALS: East Belmont Church of God, 320 E. Catawba St., Belmont 28012 or Gaston Hospice, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia 28054
ARRANGEMENTS: Carothers Funeral Home, Belmont

Jack Lewis Love
STANLEY — Jack Lewis Love, 76, 2021 Hines Circle Road, died Oct. 18, 2000, at home. He was a native of Bristol, Tenn., son of the late Jird Love and Ruth Hodges, retired from Bronson Construction Co., helped in construction of the Catawba and McGuire Nuclear Power Plants in York and Lincoln counties.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Marie Black Love; daughters, Wanda Morgan and Sue Love, Gastonia; stepdaughters, Debra Redman, Gastonia, Nancy Hudson, Ranlo; sons, Jeff and Johnny Love, Gastonia; stepsons, James Picklesimer, Hickory, Donald Picklesimer, Robert Love, Gastonia; sisters, Margaret Hillard, Jessie Miller, Ann Kestner, Peggy McCracken, Tennessee; brothers, Bob and Vernon Love, Tennessee; grandchildren and great-grandchildren
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Friday, Ward Funeral Home, Gastonia, Rev. Mike Criswell
BURIAL: Evergreen Cemetery, Belmont
VISITATION: 7-8:30 tonight, funeral home; condolence messages may be sent to

GASTONIA - Imogene Bone Drennan, 66, 2205 Auten Road, died Oct. 16, 2000, at home. She was a native of Oconee County, Ga., daughter of the late George Bone, homemaker, member of Bethel Baptist Church, Lowell.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Rev. James Drennan; mother, Jennie Campbell Bone, Athens, Ga.; daughters, Doricia Wright and Dana Drennan, Gastonia, Tammy Patterson, Shelby; brothers, J.C. and Richard Bone, Dallas; sisters, Peggy Kent, Athens; Florence Clayton, Blacksburg, S.C.; grandchildren, Chris Wright, Jonathan Ingle, Dusty Hodge, Kasey Hurst, Shelbie Patterson
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Daughter, Debbie Ingle; brother, Jimmy Bone
FUNERAL: 3 p.m. Friday, Bethel Baptist Church, Revs. Bill Wright, Charles Kinley, Don Mott
BURIAL: Gaston Memorial Park
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, Bethel Baptist Church
MEMORIALS: Hospice of Gaston County, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia 28053
PALLBEARERS: Dusty Hodge, Allen Hurst, Jimmy May, Wayne Patterson, Chris and Larry Wright
ARRANGEMENTS: Greene Funeral Service, Southside Chapel

Nancy Nanney
HUNTERSVILLE — Nancy Moore Nanney, 60, formerly of Mount Holly, died Oct. 18, 2000, at Hunter Village Assisted Living Center. She was the daughter of the late Jack and Helen Hodick Moore, homemaker.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Glenn Allen Nanney, Colorado, Kenneth M. Nanney, Matthews PRIVATE
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 3 p.m. today, Castanea Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Rev. Rick Barker
MEMORIALS: American Diabetes Association, 1820 E. Seventh St., Charlotte 28204
ARRANGEMENTS: Woodlawn Funeral Home, Mount Holly; condolence messages for the family may be sent to

CHARLOTTE - James E. Moss, 71, 3600 Sadler Road, died Oct. 17, 2000, at home. He was a native of Gaston County, son of the late Clarence Everett and Docia McCarn Moss, retired from Westinghouse Corp. after 22 years of service, Air Force veteran.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Helen M. Moss; sons, Thomas E. Moss, Cramerton, Clarence D. Moss, Orange Park, Fla., Yogesh Shah, Wilmington; brother, Paul Jacob Moss, Gastonia; sisters, Willowdean Greene, Lowell, Lois Forner, Cramerton; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren
FUNERAL: 3 p.m. Friday, Carothers Funeral Home, 312 W. 2nd Ave., Gastonia, Rev. Sammy Oxendine
BURIAL: Gaston Memorial Park
VISITATION: 7-8:30 tonight, funeral home

Dewey D. Lynn
CHERRYVILLE — Dewey Dean Lynn, 69, 900 E. Church St., died Oct., 17, 2000, at home. He was a native of Gaston County, son of the late William Walter and Margie Newsome Lynn, retired driver and dock foreman for Carolina Freight Carriers, Cherryville and Lincoln Bonded Warehouse, Air Force veteran, member of Second Baptist Church, deacon, Sunday school teacher, member in Mens Bible Class, VFW, American Legion Post 100, Traditional New Year’s Shooters.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Frances Madeline Hollifield Lynn; sisters-in-law, Alma Hudson, Angelita Hovis, Cherryville; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 3 p.m. Friday, Second Baptist Church, Rev. Keith Love
VISITATION: One hour before service, the church
MEMORIALS: Second Baptist Church Building Fund, 201 Houser St., Cherryville 28021
ARRANGEMENTS: Carpenter’s Funeral Home

BELMONT - Lena McIntosh Travis, 86, formerly of 109 Oak Trail, died Oct. 17, 2000, at Belaire Health Care Center, Gastonia. She was a native of Lincoln County, daughter of the late Lottie Duckworth and William Thomas McIntosh Sr., wife of the late Herbert Franklin Travis, longtime member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church, member of United Methodist Women, Wesley Sunday School Class, retired from Gaston County Schools after 25 years as a food service supervisor.
SURVIVORS: Daughter and son-in-law, Laura Travis and Charles David Cox, High Point; brother, Robert A. McIntosh, Belmont; sister, Corrie Hovis, Mount Holly; grandchildren, Allison Leigh and Lydia Millen Cox, High Point
FUNERAL: 3 p.m. today, Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Revs. H.L. Talbert, Virginia Forbes
BURIAL: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Charlotte
PALLBEARERS: David Beaty, Jacob Beatty, James E. Boyer, Danny Chapman, Elmer Lowe, Mark and Mike McIntosh, David Williams
MEMORIALS: Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 120 Belmont-Mount Holly Road, Belmont 28012
ARRANGEMENTS: McLean-Bumgardner Funeral Home

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