Barbara E. Anderson
GASTONIA - Barbara Evans Anderson, 64, 123 Hoofbeat Drive, died Oct. 27, 2000, at Gaston Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Cook County, Ill., daughter of the late Charles A. Evans, retired LPN from Gaston Memorial Hospital and Courtland Terrace, member of Tuckaseege Baptist Church, Mount Holly.
SURVIVORS: Husband of 45 years, Robert W. Anderson; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Anderson, Anna and Joseph Greene, Ruth and Rick Baucom, Gastonia; son and daughter-in-law, John and Tandy Anderson, Gastonia; mother, Irma Fischback Evans, Gastonia; grandchildren, Melissa and Brian Trotter, Monroe, Ark., Deborah and Clint Parker, Mount Holly, Sherry and Neil Pendleton, Tony Penley, Gastonia; great-grandchild, Paxton Parker
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Sunday, Tuckaseege Baptist Church, Mount Holly, Rev. Doug Bryant
BURIAL: Gaston Memorial Park
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, Ward Funeral Home; condolence messages may be sent to www.wardfuneral.com
Gregory J. Antonelli
LINCOLNTON - Gregory James Antonelli, 54, 1432 Highland Bluff Court, died Oct. 26, 2000, at Lincoln Medical Center. He was a native of Dover, N.J., son of the late Sereno and Beatrice Beck Antonelli, production manager for a gourmet food company.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Cindy Murdico; sons, Jonathan Antonelli, the home, Gregory Antonelli, Newport; daughters, Shannon Antonelli, Lincolnton, Tami Kelson, Florida; stepdaughter, Trisha Gregory, the home; brothers, Jack Antonelli, Steve Antonelli, Rockoway, N.J.; sister, Lisa Antonelli, Sussex, N.J.; six grandchildren
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 8 p.m. Monday, New Vision Ministries
MEMORIALS: Gregory James Antonelli Funeral Fund, c/o Warlick Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1407, Lincolnton 28093
ARRANGEMENTS: Warlick Funeral Home
Corena R. Pruett
LINCOLNTON - Corena Rodhomaer Pruett, 73, of Brian Center, formerly of 1744 Gastonia Highway, died Oct. 26, 2000, at her residence. She was a native of Haywood County, daughter of the late Davis and Maddie Messer Rodhomaer, wife of the late Claude W. Pruett.
SURVIVORS: Son, Claude Edward Pruett, Lincolnton; brothers, Davis Hugh and C.B. Rodhomaer, Waynesville; sisters, Mary Mints and Nancy Meadows, Waynesville, Annie Davis, Florida; granddaughters, Delania Frye, Amanda Lee Frye, Donna Pruett, Lincolnton; two great-grandchildren
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Sunday, Warlick Funeral Home, Rev. David Jones
BURIAL: Community Baptist Church Cemetery
VISITATION: 7-8:30 tonight, funeral home
EVELYN HAAS FAULKNER
GASTONIA - Evelyn Haas Faulkner, 73, 417 E. Club Drive, died Oct. 27, 2000, at home. She was a native of Gaston County, daughter of the late Jess and Jessie Mae Baird Haas, member of East Kings Mountain Church of God, church pianist and Sunday school teacher, retired from Homelite.
SURVIVORS: Son, Steve Faulkner, Gastonia; brothers, Howard Ernest Haas, Marion, Floyd and Grady Ralph Haas, Gastonia; sister, Jewel Baker, Lowell; grandchild, Melissa Ann Black; great-grandchild, Tyler Black
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Brothers, Eugene Treadway, Arthur Edward and Jesse E. Haas; sisters, Ruby Preze, Mildred Ramsey
FUNERAL: 3 p.m. Sunday, Lowell Church of God, Revs. John Heath, Joe Heffner
BURIAL: Gaston Memorial Park
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, Greene Funeral Service, Southside Chapel, other times at the home
PALLBEARERS: Jodi Bingham, Buddy Gates, Johnny Gibby, Robert Heath, Robbie Howell, Keith Kitzmiller
Ruby H. Crump
LINCOLNTON - Ruby Hoyle Crump, 67, 400 Huss St., died Oct. 26, 2000, at Frye Regional Medical Center. She was a native of Catawba County, daughter of the late Donald and Mammie Hoyle, office worker at Cronland Hardware.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Harry Crump; daughter, Connie Crump, Lincolnton; brothers, Kenneth Ray and Donald U. Hoyle, Lincolnton; sisters, Murel Canipe, Hickory, Wanda Lee, Lincolnton; grandsons, Benjamin and Stephen Williamson, Lincolnton
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Sister, Clara Conner
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 3:30 p.m. Sunday, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
BURIAL: Church cemetery
VISITATION: 7-8:30 tonight, Warlick Funeral Home
Matthew C. McCoy
CHARLOTTE - Matthew Clinton McCoy, 21, died Oct. 26, 2000, at University Hospital. He was a native of Roanoke, Va.
SURVIVORS: Father and stepmother, Allen M. Jr. and Becky McCoy, Roanoke; mother, Debby McCoy, Charlotte; brother, Eric McCoy, Charlotte; sister, Kayla McCoy, Charlotte; stepbrothers, Roger, Matthew and John Atkins; grandparents, Jean Bingham Helms, Green Cove Springs, Fla., A.M. McCoy Sr., Roanoke; uncles and aunts
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Monday, McEwen Funeral Service, Charlotte Chapel, Rev. David Lockhart
BURIAL: Sharon Memorial Park
VISITATION: 6-8 p.m. Sunday, funeral home
MEMORIALS: Rebound, 907 W. First St., Charlotte 28202
Rev. Harvey L. Sherrill
LINCOLNTON - Rev. Harvey Lee Sherrill, 89, 4414 Wilkinson Blvd., Gastonia, formerly of Iron Station, died Oct. 24, 2000, at Meadowwood Nursing Center, Gastonia He was a native of Lincoln County, son of the late Jason and Vinnie Johnson Sherrill, husband of the late Edith Reinhardt Sherrill, minister, member of Links Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Lora Sherrill, Iron Station, Pam Sherrill Reid, Lenoir, Lavetta Sherrill, Gaffney, S.C.; sons, Earnie Sherrill, Washington, D.C., Walter Sherrill, Philadelphia; sister, Rosie Logan, Morganton; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren
FUNERAL: 3 p.m. Sunday, Links Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, Revs. Michael Rollins, Robert Hamilton, body will be placed in church one hour before service
BURIAL: Hollybrook Cemetery
VISITATION: One hour before service, the church
ARRANGEMENTS: E.F. Drum Funeral Home
Arthur F. ‘Frank’ Rufty
SALISBURY — Arthur Franklin "Frank" Rufty, 80, 1214 Arbor Drive, died Oct. 26, 2000, at Rowan Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Salisbury, son of the late Eva Elizabeth Rice and William Arthur Rufty, 1938 graduate of Boyden High School, Army veteran, worked for Southern Railroad for 41 years, member of Salem Lutheran Church, past member of church council, member of Andrew Jackson Masonic Lodge 576.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Frances McNeely Rufty; son, Ken W. Rufty, Lake Norman; daughter, Betsy Rufty Seymour, Gastonia; sisters, Frances Rufty Barnhardt, Mary Rufty Morgan, Viola Rufty Myers, Annie Rufty Glasgow, Salisbury; five grandchildren
FUNERAL: 3 p.m. Sunday, Salem Lutheran Church, Rev. Clarence Sifford, Dr. Jody Seymour
BURIAL: Church cemetery
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, Summersett Funeral Home Inc.
MEMORIALS: Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery Endowment Fund, 5080 Sherrills Ford Road, Salisbury 28147
Hermine J. Ross
GASTONIA - Hermine Monika Jankerschlaeger Ross, 80, 408 S. Chestnut St., died Oct. 21, 2000, at Rehabilitation & Health Center, Gastonia. She was a native of Neu-Ulm, Germany, daughter of the late George and Anna Jankerschlaeger, wife of the late Lawrence Ross, retired retail clerk from Mr. K’s Department Store, Gastonia, member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church.
SURVIVORS: Son and daughter-in-law, Rainer and Rita Denzl, Neu-Ulm, Germany; sister and brother-in-law, Maria and Erhard Hoehne, Neu-Ulm; grandchildren, Juergen and Alexander Denzl, Neu-Ulm; niece, Karin Haith and family, Neu-Ulm
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 11 a.m. today, St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Dr. Christopher Gober
MEMORIALS: Hospice of Gaston County, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia 28053
ARRANGEMENTS: Greene Funeral Service, Southside Chapel
Ersten ‘Buck’ Watterson
KINGS MOUNTAIN - Ersten "Buck" Watterson, 78, 1104 Linwood Road, died Oct. 26, 2000, at Gaston Memorial Hospital, Gastonia. He was a native of Cleveland County, son of the late William Lester and Frances Mercer Watterson Sr., husband of the late Jessie McCourtie Watterson, attended Grace United Methodist Church, American Legion, Otis D. Green Post 155, Century Club at Lithium Corp., retired from Lithium Corp., Bessemer City, Army Air Corp veteran of World War II, served in the 379th Bomb Group in England.
SURVIVORS: Daughters and sons-in-law, Vickie Ledford and husband Tommy, Kings Mountain, Lynda Osborne and husband Terry, Mooresville; brother, George "Bobby" Watterson, Carrouthersville, Md.; sister; Laura White, Kings Mountain; grandchildren, Kimberly Ellis, Mooresville, Karen, Phillip, Teresa and Jessica Ledford, Kings Mountain; great-grandchildren, Hannah and Cameron Ellis
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Brother, William H. Watterson Jr.
FUNERAL: 3 p.m Sunday, Grace United Methodist Church, Rev. Dale Swofford
INTERMENT: Mountain Rest Cemetery
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, Harris Funeral Home, other times at the home of Vickie Ledford, 1018 Brookwood Drive, Kings Mountain
MEMORIALS: Grace United Methodist Church, 830 Church St., Kings Mountain 28086
CLEMENT C. TATE
STANLEY — Clement Caldwell Tate, 77, 507 Killian Road, died Oct. 25, 2000, at home. He was a native of Lincoln County, son of the late George W. and Mary Dixon Tate, machine operator, member of Rock Hill United Methodist Church, Lowesville, senior choir, Masonic Lodge No. 329 for 50 years and Eastern Star No. 546, Sunday school superintendent, trustee of the campground, chairman of finance committee
SURVIVORS: Wife, Helen Gibson Tate; daughters and son-in-law, Phyllis Houston, Salisbury, Willie M. and George Zinnerman, Stanley; foster daughter, Necodia McLean, Lincolnton; brother and sister-in-law, Percival and Jane Tate, Laurinburg; stepsisters, Mary Barnett, Cora Ann Bailey, Clover, S.C.; special granddaughter, Necodia Stroud, Stanley; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends
FUNERAL: 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Rock Hill United Methodist Church, Lowesville, Rev. Fredrick Bowman
BURIAL: Church cemetery
VISITATION: 7-8 tonight, church
ARRANGEMENTS: Costner Funeral Home