Mary L. Wiggins
GASTONIA - Mary Ledford Wiggins, 88, 510 S. Yates, died Oct. 24, 2000, at home. She was a native of Newport, Tenn., daughter of the late Will and Bellina Pegg Ledford, wife of the late Wilburn Lloyd Wiggins, retired from Burlington Industries, worked in laundry at Gaston Memorial Hospital, member of Loray Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Virginia Mae Cheatham, Elizabeth Huffstetler and husband Michael, Betty McLeymore and husband John, Gastonia, Theresa McDonald and husband Bill, Seattle; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Daughter, Evaleen Johnston; brother, Sam Ledford; sister, Georgia Sisk
FUNERAL: 1 p.m. Friday, Loray Baptist Church, Rev. John Bridges
INTERMENT: Hollywood Cemetery
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia
Lottie P. Whitener
SHELBY - Lottie Proctor Whitener, 66, 217 Victory Lane, died Oct. 24, 2000, at Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte. She was a native of Cleveland County, daughter of the late Annie Mae Proctor, manager of Shelby Seafood, member of Patterson Springs Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Daughters and son-in-law, Karen Costner, Delores Whitener, Mary and Tracy Pressley, Shelby; sons and daughter-in-law, Zebulon Vance Whitener, Shelby, Steven and Denise Whitener, Patterson Springs; grandchildren and spouse, Chris and Wendy Burns, Lawndale, Daniel Costner, Lavonda Hopper, Amber and Elizabeth Lacasse, Shea and Joshua White, Shelby, Joey Phillips, Patterson Springs, Brandon and Garron Pressley, Kings Mountain; great-grandchildren, Katlin and Baylee Burns, Blake Spangler, Cierra Hopper; former husband, John L. Whitener; sisters, Willie Proctor, Helen McCurry, Reba Toney, Shirley Lovelace; brothers, Sammy, Dewey and Robert Proctor; aunt, Sue Yates; special lifelong friends, John F. O’Leary and Doris Duncan
FUNERAL: 1 p.m. Friday, Patterson Springs Baptist Church, Revs. Steve Waters, John Ware, body will be placed in church 30 minutes before service
BURIAL: Church cemetery
VISITATION: 7-8:30 tonight, Cleveland Funeral Services; other times at the home
LINCOLNTON - John "Jack" "Shike" Houk, 85, 1443 Holloway Road, died Oct. 25, 2000, at home. He was a native of Catawba County, son of the late John Gordon and Zettie Pear Finger Houk, husband of the late Vera Watson Houk, retired sheet metal worker.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Janice Naples, Charlotte, Fay Morris, Brooksville, Fla.; grandchildren, Chris and Greg Chambers, Kelly Tinch; great-grandchildren, Christopher, Danielle and Nicholas Chambers
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 1:30 p.m. Friday, Marvin United Methodist Church Cemetery
VISITATION: 7-8:30 tonight, Warlick Funeral Home
MEMORIALS: Hospice of Lincoln County, 107 N. Cedar St., Lincolnton 28092
Florine H. Kistler
LINCOLNTON - Florine Hoyle Kistler, 80, 123 Hillside Drive, died Oct. 24, 2000. She was a native of Lincoln County, daughter of the late Ray and Blanche Wehunt Hoyle, wife of the late Yates Kistler, member of Marvin United Methodist Church, retired from Temple Furniture, Maiden.
SURVIVORS: Son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Rita Kistler, Lincolnton; brother, Edwin Hoyle, Sherrills Ford; sisters, Betty Powell, Cherryville, Edna Hicks, Joann Husband, Charlotte; grandson, Bill Kistler and wife Tabitha, Lincolnton; granddaughter, Hollie Kistler, Lincolnton
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 4 p.m. today, Hollybrook Cemetery, Rev. Tom Rogers
MEMORIALS: Hospice of Lincoln County, 107 N. Cedar St., Lincolnton 28092 or Marvin United Methodist Church Building Fund, 1252 Park Circle No. 1, Lincolnton 28092
ARRANGEMENTS: Warlick Funeral Home
Jewel C. Johnson
GASTONIA—Jewel Clark Johnson, 80, former resident of Greenwood S.C., died Oct. 24, 2000, at Gaston Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Jefferson County, Ga., daughter of the late Roy A. and Leola Gibbs Clark, retired manager with over 30 years of service from Security Finance, Gastonia, member of South Main Street Baptist Church, Greenwood, S.C.
SURVIVORS: Daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Mike Sigmon, Gastonia; granddaughters and spouse, Katrina Miller Ballard, Gastonia, Letitia and Mike Siderio, Charlotte; grandson, Michael J. Sigmon, Deland, Fla.
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: Held Wednesday, Gaston Memorial Park, Rev. Jack Smith
MEMORIALS: Hospice of Gaston County, P.O. Box 3984 Gastonia 28053 or to donor’s choice
ARRANGEMENTS: McLean Funeral Directors, Gastonia
Delora D. Towery
CHERRYVILLE — Delora Davis Towery, 71, 902 Requa Road, died Oct. 24, 2000, at home. She was a native of Cleveland County, daughter of the late S.A. Davis, wife of the late A.V. Towery, retired seamstress from Clar Mar, member of Second Baptist Church of Cherryville, Happy Hearts, Mother’s Sunday school class.
SURVIVORS: Son, Wayne Proctor and wife Sue, Delray Beach, Fla.; daughter, Debbie Caldwell and husband Harry, Indian Trail; mother, Grace "Ma" Sain Davis, Cherryville; brother, Wilburn Davis, Cherryville; grandchild, Mike Boggs, Lincolnton; great-grandchild, Taylor Boggs, Lincolnton
FUNERAL: 3 p.m. Friday, Second Baptist Church, Rev. Keith Love, body will be placed in church 30 minutes before service
BURIAL: City Memorial Cemetery
VISITATION: 6-8:30 tonight, Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home
MEMORIALS: Second Baptist Church, 201 Houser St., Cherryville 28021
Edward R. Hince
ASHEVILLE — Edward Richard Hince, 80, of The Summit, formerly of Charlotte and Gastonia, died Oct. 22, 2000, at Mission/St. Joseph’s Hospital. He was a native of Lawrence, Mass., husband of the late Frances Walick Hince, Army veteran.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, Janet Hince and partner Donna Travis, Charlotte; brothers and sisters-in-law, Daniel and Bobbie Hince, Lancaster, Pa., Frank and Ona Lee Hince, Lawrenceville, Ga.; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Hince, Lancaster, Kitty Hince, Alameda, Calif.; brother-in-law, James Rasmussen, Owings, Md.; nieces and nephews
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Parents; brother, Laurence Hince; sister, Mary Rasmussen; sister and brother-in-law, Harriet and Kenneth Icard
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 2 p.m. Nov. 1, St. Mary Catholic Church, Shelby
VISITATION: After service, church
MEMORIALS: Eliada Homes for Children, P.O. Box 16708, Asheville 28816; The North Carolina Nature Conservancy, 4705 University Drive, Suite 290, Durham 27707 or The Summit Memory Garden Fund, 100 Riceville Road, Asheville 28805
ARRANGEMENTS: Asheville Mortuary Service
Ella L. Burnette
POLKVILLE — Ella Lee Burnette, 94, of the Silver Bluff Nursing Home, Canton, formerly of Polkville, died Oct. 24, 2000, at her residence. She was a native of Greenwood County, S.C., daughter of the late David Lee and Nannie Flinn Burnette, retired in 1970 as a school teacher, taught in Waco, Kannapolis, member of Polkville Baptist Church, North Carolina Retired Teacher Association.
SURVIVORS: Sister, Myrtle Burnette Smith; nieces and nephews
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Brothers, William H. and Marion Flinn Burnette; sisters, Louise Burnette Whisnant, Gertrude Burnette Lattimore
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Friday, Polkville Baptist Church, Rev. Alton Martin, body will be placed in church 30 minutes before service
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 3 p.m. Friday, Bold Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Greenwood, S.C.
VISITATION: Following service, church
MEMORIALS: Polkville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 94, Polkville 28136
ARRANGEMENTS: Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home, Shelby
BELMONT - Charlie Bryant, 75, 2302 Jackson St., died Oct. 24, 2000, at home. He was a native of Clinchport, Va., son of the late Charlie and Callie Sloan Bryant, veteran of World War II and Korea, served in the Navy and Air Force, employed by Stowe Spinning Co.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Delthia Honeycutt Bryant; sons and daughters-in-law, Terry and Joyce Bryant, Belmont, Fred and Beth Bryant, Gastonia; daughters and son-in-law, Judy and Mike Smith, Mount Holly, Patricia Castle, Gastonia; brothers, Cecil and Donald Bryant, McLean, Va.; sister, Ofa Sloan, Clinchport; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Brother, Ernest Bryant
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 11 a.m. Friday, Hillcrest Gardens Cemetery, Mount Holly, Rev. Vernon Cope
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, Carothers Funeral Home, Mount Holly
PALLBEARERS: Grandsons, Todd and Dean Bryant, Buddy and Greg Smith, Bobby and Luther Elrod
Rev. Sister Glynn Cansler
LINCOLNTON - Rev. Sister Glynn Elizabeth Ramseur Cansler, 73, 1221 E. Pine St., formerly of 1203 Georgetown Road, died Oct. 21, 2000, at Lincoln Nursing Center. She was a native of Lincoln County, daughter of the late Allen H. and Eletha McVae Ramseur, graduate of Oaklawn High School, received her nursing degree in Syracuse, N.Y., retired from Cleveland Memorial Hospital after 25 years of service, member of MooreChapel AME Zion Church, served as local preacher, associate minister to Rev. Gregory Floyd and prayer partner.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Sylvester Cansler Sr.; son, Linton Lamar Cansler, Lincolnton; daughters and sons-in-law, Glynnis and Curtis Ledbetter Jr., the home, Bonita and William Hopper Jr., Shelby; foster daughter, Patricia Morris England, Maryland; sisters, Clemetine Foster, Shelby, Helen R. Bell, Waynesboro, Ga.; 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Son, Rev. Sylvester Cansler Jr.; sister Ruby Ramseur; brothers, Fredrick and Leonard Ramseur
FUNERAL: 3 p.m. Friday, Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church, Rev. Gregory Floyd, body will be placed in church one hour before service
BURIAL: Hollybrook Cemetery
VISITATION: 30 minutes before service, church
ARRANGEMENTS: Ebony and White’s Funeral Service
Vickie B. Boone
GASTONIA - Vickie Diane Beaver Boone, 50, 106 S. Miller St., died Oct. 24, 2000, at home. She was a native of Gaston County, daughter of the late James W. and Laura Coble Beaver, member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Billy Boone; son, James Thomas Boone, Gastonia; daughter, Madeana Diane Boone, Gastonia; brothers, James William Weaver Jr., Gastonia, Butch Kazier, Asheboro; sisters, Kay Bell, Gastonia, Faye Fuller, Pineville; grandchildren, Austin, Brandon, Samantha and Houston Boone, Gastonia; nieces and nephews
FUNERAL: 4 p.m. Saturday, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Rev. Dickie Spargo
BURIAL: Gaston Memorial Park
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, Greene Funeral Service, Southside Chapel, other times at the home
PALLBEARERS: William Beaver Jr., Jason and William Bell, Junior Boone, Clyde Burgess, Eric McGugah