Edith M. Stines
DALLAS Edith Marie Matthews Stines, 73, 755 Dallas-Spencer Mountain Road, died Sept. 23, 1999, at home. She was a native of Sevierville, Tenn., daughter of the late Arlie and Leota Holder Matthews, wife of the late Earl Leroy Stines, homemaker, member of Community Baptist Church, Sunday school teacher.
SURVIVORS: Daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda S. and Steve Coleman, Shirley S. and Thomas McGee, Dallas; sons and daughters-in-law, David L. and Pat Stines, Gastonia, Danny R. and Darla Stines, Dallas; sisters, Beatrice Wilson, Etowah, Tenn., Helen Matthews, Artella Richardson, Salem, N.J.; brothers, Scott Matthews, Gastonia, Howard Matthews, Cosby, Tenn., Harvey Matthews, Etowah, Edward Matthews, Salem; grandchildren, Scarlett S. Westmoreland, Michael J. Coleman, Sherie M. Winstead, Thomas A. McGee Jr., David L. Stines III, Janet E. McGee; four great-grandchildren
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Saturday, Community Baptist Church, Revs. Roy Barbee and Clarence McMahan
BURIAL: Gaston Memorial Park, Gastonia
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, Ward Funeral Home, Gastonia
Mabel P. Alexander
GASTONIA - Mable Pearson Alexander, 87, Belaire Health Care, died Sept. 23, 1999, at Gaston Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Caldwell County, daughter of the late William A. and Emma Ellis Pearson, wife of the late Rufus Daniel Alexander, retired from Pinkney Mill, member of Flint Groves Baptist Church, former member of First Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Daughter and son-in-law, Beckie and John Tompkins, Camden, S.C.; sister, Mamie Lee Goodson, Gastonia; brothers, Glenn Pearson, Gastonia, Conrad Pearson, Boone; grandchildren, Michael and Holly Tompkins
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Saturday, Flint Groves Baptist Church, Revs. Richard Hicks, Michael Frye
BURIAL: Gaston Memorial Park
VISITATION: 7-8:30 tonight, Ward Funeral Home, other times at the home of Kathy and Larry Ballard, 2466 Glenridge Drive
PALLBEARERS: Richard Bullis, Gene Brown, Leonard Hedgepeth, David Denton, Keith Goforth, Ernest Weaver
Ernest H. Scruggs
SHELBY Ernest Hassam Scruggs, 72, 2009 Maple Springs Church Road, died Sept. 20, 1999, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Boiling Springs, son of the late C.H. and Effie Blanton Scruggs, brother of the late Carl Scruggs, sister of the late Rachel Funderbunk, Navy veteran, retired farmer.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Sue Holland Scruggs; sons, Charles Scruggs, Rutherfordton, Larry Scruggs, West Jefferson; daughter, Phyllis Connor, Shelby; brothers, Irvin Scruggs, Shelby; sisters, Janie Floyd, Lawndale, Mary Carpenter, Shelby, Betty Hendrick, Mooresboro; three grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren.
GRAVESIDE SERVICES: 11 a.m. Saturday, Cleveland Memorial Park, Dr. Carroll Page
VISITATION: 7-9 p.m. Friday, Lutz-Austell Funeral Home
Audrey M. Bumgardner
GASTONIA - Audrey Miller Bumgardner, 81, 820 Davis Park Road, died Sept. 23, 1999, at Kings Mountain Hospital. She was a native of Whites, Ga., daughter of the late William D. and Zona Byers Miller, wife of the late James Albert Bumgardner, retired from Firestone Mill, member of Unity Baptist Church, Gastonia.
SURVIVORS: Sons and daughter-in-law, William Ray Mathis, Portland, Ore., Richard Thomas and Dot Mathis, Gastonia; daughter and son-in-law, Juanita and J.M. Jones of Dallas; stepson, Iliff Mathis, Gastonia; stepdaughter, Echo Wilkie, El Paso, Tx.; brother, W.D. Miller, Raleigh; sisters, Opal Hicks, Apex, Viola Miller, Whites, Ga.; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Saturday, Unity Baptist Church, Rev. Larry Bostian.
BURIAL: Gaston Memorial Park Cemetery
VISITATION: 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, McLean Funeral Home Directors, 700 S. New Hope Road, and other times at family members homes.
MEMORIALS: Unity Baptist Church, 482 North Myrtle School Road, Gastonia 28052, or the Heart Society of Gaston County, 220 E. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia 28052.
ARRANGEMENTS: McLean Funeral Directors
Rebecca J. Queen
SHELBY Rebecca Ellen Jones Queen, 54, 238 N. Post Road, died Sept. 23, 1999, at home. She was a native of Cleveland County, daughter of the late Dewey Smith and Gussie Ray Beam Jones, a housewife and former English teacher at Burns High School.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Steve L. Queen; son, Adam Queen, home; daughters, Carmen and Emily Queen, both of the home; brother, William S. "Bo" Jones, Shelby; sisters, Wilhelmina Howell, Betty Ruth Price, Nora Lona Waters, Shelby, Linda Martin, Grover, Dede Melton, Polkville
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Saturday, Elizabeth Baptist Church, Revs. Fred Mauney, Jeff Brendle, body will be placed in church 30 minutes before service
BURIAL: Elizabeth Baptist Church Cemetery
VISITATION: 6:30-8 tonight, Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home
MEMORIALS: Elizabeth Baptist Church, 301 N. Post Road, Shelby, 28152, or Carolina ALS Center, P.O. Box 32681, Charlotte, 28232-2681
Rev. James T. Turner Sr.
ASHEVILLE Rev. James T. Turner Sr., 83, 87 Hampton St., died Sept. 22, 1999 at a Winston-Salem hospital. He was a native of Brown Summit, son of the late Henry and Lucinda Thacker Jones, brother of the late Mabel Seville, Estalea Hayes, Aldean Jones, Rev. Luman Jones, Rev. Elwood Jones, Ruben and Andrew Jones, graduated from Dudley High School, attended A&T State University, graduate of Livingstone College and Hood Theological Seminary, continued his education at Furman University, Garrett University and Emory University, member of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity and the Reynolds-Miller chorale, began his pastoral career at Epworth Methodist Church, Gastonia, served as pastor at several United Methodist churches including Asbury Memorial, Durham, Brooks Memorial, High Point, Berry Temple and Wilson Chapel, Asheville, Saints Home, Winston-Salem, St. James, Rural Hall, Addies Chapel, Marion, member and held various positions in the Western North Carolina and Central jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church, Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance and United Methodist Ministers Association, was a member of Berry Temple after retirement.
SURVIVORS: Wife of 46 years, Agnes Barber Jones; son, James T. Jones Jr., Virginia Beach, Va.; brother, Rev. Fred Jones, Lexington; two grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends
FUNERAL: Noon, Saturday, Berry Temple United Methodist Church, Asheville, Rev. Juan Gray
BURIAL: Sunset Cemetery
VISITATION: At the home
MEMORIALS: Ashville-Buncombe Community Christian Ministry, 30 Cumberland Ave., Asheville, 28801 or YMI Cultural Center, 39 S. Market St., Asheville, 28801
ARRANGEMENTS: Ray & Allen Funeral Service, Asheville
Clara N. Malone
CHARLOTTE Clara Wilson Nesbit Malone, 78, died Sept. 22, 1999, at Carolinas Medical Center. She was a native of Gastonia, wife of the late James Malone, mother of the late Edward Leon Nesbit, longtime companion of the late Andrew Cullins, grew up in Charlotte, graduated from Thomasboro High School, homemaker
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Joyce Corter, Charlotte, Mary Norment, Raleigh; sons, Gerald Nesbit, Alexis, James Malone Jr.,Charlotte; 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Saturday, Dilworth Chapel, Hankins and Whittington Funeral Service, 1111 East Blvd., Charlotte
BURIAL: Forest Lawn Cemetery
VISITATION: 7-8:30 tonight, funeral home
Dolly K. Goodson
GASTONIA - Dolly Elizabeth Kelly Goodson, 69, 3105 Cedar St., died Sept. 22, 1999, at Gaston Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Gaston County, daughter of the late Jefferson and Daisy Curtis Kelly, retired textile worker from Pharr Yarns.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Jack Goodson; son and daughter-in-law, W. Sheldon and Delana Goodson, Charlotte; stepson and wife, Earl W. and Shirley Goodson, Gastonia; brothers, Eugene Kelly, Belmont, Leon Kelly, Charlotte; sisters, Colleen Teague, Belmont, Billie Ann Perry, Dallas; grandchildren, Shawn, Austin and Christopher W. Goodson, Amy Goodson Brazelton; great-grandchild, Morgan Brazelton
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Saturday, Greene Funeral Service, Southside Chapel, Rev. Talbot Davis
BURIAL: Gaston Memorial Park
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, the funeral home
Corinne K. Cronland 100 years
LINCOLNTON Corinne Kirksey Cronland, 100, Lincoln Nursing Center, formerly of Asbury Church Road, died Sept. 23, 1999, at Lincoln Medical Center. She was a native of Gaston County, wife of the late R.B. Cronland Sr., daughter of the late Edward and Cora Gaston Kirksey, mother of the late R.B. Cronland Jr., sister of the late Berry Kirksey, homemaker.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Jack and Bob Cronland, Lincolnton; daughters, Nancy Cronland, Lincolnton, Tyra Ann Cronland, Cherryville; 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Saturday, Warlick Funeral Home, Rev. E. Lee Ellis
BURIAL: Asbury United Methodist Church Cemetery
MEMORIALS: Christian Ministries, P.O. Box 423, Lincolnton 28092 or Asbury United Methodist Church, 3097 Asbury Church Road, Lincolnton 28092 or Hospice of Lincoln County, 107 N. Cedar St., Lincolnton, 28092
James C. Goodin Sr.
WINSTON-SALEM James Charles "Jim" Goodin Sr., 66, 168 Charlestowne Circle, died Sept. 22, 1999, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. He was a native of Catawba County, son of the late Pless W. Goodin, member of Knollwood Baptist Church, Mocksville Masonic Lodge #134, U.S. Air Force veteran, served North Carolina Highway Patrol for 22 years, donated his body for medical research at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.
SURVIVORS: Wife of 48 years, Anne B. Goodin; mother, Tess D. Goodin, Newton; sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy and Barbara Goodin, Mocksville, Donny and Bonnie Goodin, Advance; daughters and son-in-law, Debby Teague, Lewisville, Amy and Rick Powers, Mocksville; 13 grandchildren, one great-grandchild
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 11 A.M. Saturday, Knollwood Baptist Church
VISITATION: After the service
MEMORIALS: Knollwood Baptist Church or Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem
ARRANGEMENTS: Cremation Services, Inc., Winston-Salem
Myrtle P. Roberts
KINGS MOUNTAIN - Myrtle Page Roberts, 77, 811 Margrace Road, died Sept. 23, 1999, at Gaston Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Cleveland County, wife of the late Harry Martin Roberts Jr., daughter of the late Ben Palmer and Alice Grant Page, mother of the late Judy Roberts Mitchem, member of Midview Baptist Church, retired textile worker, homemaker.
SURVIVORS: Sons and daughter-in-law, Ronny, Vaughn, Benny and Sylvia Diane Roberts, Kings Mountain; brothers, Bobby and Ben Elmer Page, Kings Mountain, Vester Page, Cherryville; sisters, Grace Ruff, Helen Cash, Kings Mountain; grandchildren, Benjamin Scott, Clayton Heath and Gary Dean Roberts, Sharon Roberts Harris, Kelly Roberts Qrim; great-grandchildren, Cortney and Nicole Harris, Jordan and Ashley Roberts
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Saturday, Midview Baptist Church, Rev. Bob Hope
BURIAL: Mountain Rest Cemetery
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, Harris Funeral Home, other times at the home of Vaughn Roberts, 812 Margrace Road, Kings Mountain