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Gaston County, North Carolina Obituary Collection

Gaston County, North Carolina Obituary Collection - 88

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Date: Tuesday, 23 February 2010, at 4:43 p.m.

Albert F. Clifford
CHARLOTTE Albert Frederick Clifford, 63, died Sept. 19, 1999, at Presbyterian Hospital. He was a native of Miami, son of the late William Frederick and Clara Slusher Clifford, brother of the late Maurice Clifford, retired from Pharr Yarns after seven years as general manager of the space dye plant in McAdenville, continued to do engineering consulting after retirement, lived in South Florida and Bahamas before moving to Charlotte in 1986, former music director of North Miami Beach Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Wife of 43 years, Sandra Clifford; son and daughter-in-law, Stephen Frederick and Alicia Clifford, Charlotte; daughter and son-in-law, Cherese Clifford and Charles P. Turnipseed III, Roanoke, Va.; grandchildren, Katherine Elizabeth and Charles Perry Turnipseed IV, Sarah Marie and Taylor Alyse Clifford; brothers, William Clifford, Atlanta, Charles Clifford, Lima, Ohio; sister, Mary Sonneberger, Ocala, Fla.
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 11 a.m. Saturday, Central Church of God, Rev. Jim Ferguson
ENTOMBENT: Forest Lawn East Cemetery, Matthews
VISITATION: 7-9 p.m. Friday, Hankins & Whittington Dilworth Chapel
PALLBEARERS: Joel H. and Daryl H. Baker, Charles W. and David C. Clifford, Brian T. Church, Charles P. Turnipseed III
MEMORIALS: Leukemia Society of America, N.C. Chapter, 5624 Executive Center Drive, Charlotte 28212 or Central Church of God, 5301 Sardis Road, Charlotte 28270

James F. Shrum
LINCOLNTON James Forney "Babe" Shrum, 76, 1352 Confederate Road, died Sept. 20, 1999. He was a native of Lincoln County, son of the late Warren and Bessie Abernathy Shrum, husband of the late Wray Ramsey Shrum, retired machinist with Cronland Warp Roll, World War II Army veteran, liberator of Holocaust survivors at Dachau, Germany.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, Lynn Shrum, Charlotte; sister, Louise Caldwell, Lincolnton; grandson, Dylan
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Thursday, body will be placed 30 minutes before funeral, Riverview Baptist Church, Rev. Nathan May and Father Everett Thomas
BURIAL: Church Cemetery, with graveside service by DAV
VISITATION: 7-8 tonight, Warlick Funeral Home
MEMORIALS: Hospice of Lincoln County, 107 N. Cedar St., Lincolnton 28092

Carrie Canipe
SHELBY Carrie Mae Whitaker Canipe, 98, Cleveland Pines Center, formerly of Route 1, Ellenboro, died Sept. 20, 1999, at home. She was a native of Rutherford County, daughter of the late Johnathan and Ida Mae Blanton Whitaker, wife of the late Bert Canipe, mother of the late Raymond and Charles Canipe, sister of the late Charles Whitaker, homemaker, member of Big Springs Baptist Church, former choir member, former member of Home Extension Club.
SURVIVORS: Sons and daughters-in-law, Walter and Estelle, John and Jean Canipe, Shelby; daughter and son-in-law, Mae Dean and Howard Smith, Shelby; daughters-in-law, Evelyn Canipe, Ellenboro, Helen Canipe, Raleigh; sisters, Velma Hampton, Spindale, Gussie Bolton, Kings Mountain; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Thursday, Big Springs Baptist Church, Revs. H. Lawton Neely, Phil Bailey
BURIAL: Church cemetery
VISITATION: 6-8 tonight, Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home
MEMORIALS: Big Springs Baptist Church, 501 Big Springs Church Road, Ellenboro 28041 or Cleveland Pines Nursing Center, Courtyard Fund, 1404 N. Lafayette St., Shelby 28150

Harrel H. Pope
CATAWBA Harrel Henry Pope, 89, Route 1, died Sept. 21, 1999, at Abernathy Center, Newton. He was a native of Catawba County, son of the late Martha Susan Sigmon and Charlie Pope Sr., husband of the late Dera Crawford, father of the late Margaret Sue Pope, brother of the late Tate William and Roy Pope, Mary P. Nixon, retired from Kewaunee Scientific Equipment Corp., active member of Concord United Methodist Church.
SURVIVORS: Son and daughter-in-law, Paul A. and Shelia Pope, Catawba; daughter and son-in-law, Joyce P. and Russel G. Clark, Gastonia; brothers, Fred Pope, Catawba, Bryce and Charlie Pope Jr., Maiden; sisters, Helen P. Caldwell, Lucille P. Yount, Balls Creek, Doris P. Allen, Catawba, Cleo P. Abernathy, Newton; grandchildren, Jill Nichols, Gastonia, Jeff Clark, Mitch Pope, Charlotte, Michael Pope, Missy Blackburn, Ryan Meadows, Catawba; great-grandchildren, Kacy Nichols, Bailey Pope, Jacob Blackburn, B.W. Clampitt; nieces and nephews
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Thursday, Concord United Methodist Church, Rev. Keys Pendleton; body will be placed in church 30 minutes before service
BURIAL: Church cemetery
VISITATION: 6:30-8:30 tonight, Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home, Statesville
PALLBEARERS: Archie and Aaron Gabriel, Jerry Sigmon, Ray Fullbright, Jimmy Kale, Tony Eagle
MEMORIALS: Parsonage Fund, Concord United Methodist Church, Old Monbo Road, Catawba 28609

Violet Hallbrook
GASTONIA - Violet Elizabeth Cash Hallbrook, 71, 313 S. King St., died Sept. 20, 1999, at home. She was a native of Gaston County, daughter of the late Clarence and Mary Cook Cash, sister of the late James and Roy Cash, homemaker.
SURVIVORS: Sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Sheila Hallbrook Clover, S.C., Danny and Mary Hallbrook, Ronnie Hallbrook, Gastonia; daughters and son-in-law, Gail and Paul Marr, Cathy Hallbrook, Shan Elizabeth McAteer, Gastonia; grandchildren, Sharon, Jimmy, Candy, Blaine and Dwayne Hallbrook, Daryle, Chad and Wendy Marr, Jordan McAteer, Michael Sanders; great-grandchildren, David, Taylor, Chris, Jimmy, Jessica, Emory, Ethan
FUNERAL: Private
ARRANGEMENTS: Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia

Freddie L. Boulware
ROCK HILL, S.C. Freddie Lynn Boulware, 38, 752 Cedar St., died Sept. 19, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center. He was a former General Tire employee, Army veteran, baptized at Gold Hill Baptist Church, York.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Beverly Shannon Boulware; sons, Lamont Shannon and Freddie Boulware Jr., Rock Hill; daughters, Stephanie and Shana Shannon, Rock Hill; parents, Loudelia C. and Esau Boulware Sr., the home; brothers, Esau Boulware Jr., Columbia, Gregory Boulware, Rock Hill, Jacob Boulware, York; sisters, Judy Minter, Brenda Burris, Rock Hill
FUNERAL: 4 p.m. Thursday, Gold Hill Baptist Church, Rev. George McCoy; body will be placed in church at 3 p.m.
BURIAL: Uniondale Cemtery
VISITATION: 6:30-7:30 tonight, Wright Funeral Home

Roy H. Stewart Sr.
CHARLOTTE Roy H. Stewart Sr., 81, died Sept. 20, 1999, at the home of his daughter, Cheryl Mims, Gastonia. He was a native of Charlotte, son of the late Margaret Helms and Allen Cruse Stewart Sr., husband of the late Elizabeth Martin Stewart, brother of the late Margaret, Allen and Guy Stewart, long-time member of Quail Hollow Presbyterian Church, former deacon, attended Pineville and Sharon schools in Mecklenburg County, formerly associated with Select Foods, retired from Mitchell and Becker Steel and Iron Works after more than 40 years, loved gardening and outdoors.
SURVIVORS: Son and daughter-in-law, Yvonne and Roy Stewart Jr., Charlotte; daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Gary Mims, Gastonia; sister, Ruth R. Stewart, Charlotte; grandchildren, Michael and Bryan Stewart, Thomas Mims, Shannon and Chad Thompson
BURIAL: Private graveside service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Sharon Memorial Park
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 11 a.m. Thursday, Quail Hollow Presbyterian Church, Rev. Augustus E. Succop III
VISITATION: 7-8:30 tonight, McEwen Charlotte Chapel
MEMORIALS: Quail Hollow Presbyterian Church, 8801 Park Road, Charlotte 28210 or to Gaston Hospice, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia 28053

Larry L. Petri
SHELBY Larry Lee Petri, 35, 2948 Old Cliffside Road, died Sept. 14, 1999. He was a native of Gary, Ind., son of the late William Lester Petri, brother of the late Dennis Petri, supervisor at Plastic Oddities.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Michelle Hoppes; son, Jason Lee Petri, the home; daughter, Nikcole Michelle Petri, the home; mother, Vivian Stokes Petri, Gary; brothers and sister-in-law, Allen Petri, South Haven, Ind., Billy Petri, Michigan City, Ind., Ronnie, Jerry and Rick Petri, Gary, Mark and Kelly Petri, Lake Village, Ind.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Sharon and Andy Hunter, Lake Station, Ind., Grace and Mike Iwan, Gary; sisters-in-law and spouses, Jean Petri and Richard Hopple, Cherryville, Jackie and Johnny McDaniel, Lattimore, Jennifer and Kevin Bishop, Shelby; brother-in-law, Frank Hoppes Jr., Shelby; parents-in-law, Carolyn and Frank Hoppes, Boiling Springs; nieces and nephews
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Thursday, Cleveland Funeral Services Chapel
BURIAL: Cleveland Memorial Park
VISITATION: 7-8:30 tonight, funeral home

Phillip M. Burris
GASTONIA - Phillip Martin Burris, 52, 1001 N. Weldon St., died Sept. 19, 1999, at Gaston Memorial Hospital. He was a native of York, S.C., son of the late Odell Burris, brother of the late Roy Neill and Emmet Roger Burris, Army veteran, disabled.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Phillip R. Burris, Marcus C. Wakefield, Gastonia; stepdaughter and spouse, Katrina and Jeffrey Pinnix, Hillsborough; mother, Annis Mills, the home; sister, Margaret Givens Sanders, Charlotte; five grandchildren
FUNERAL: 3 p.m. Thursday, Costner Funeral Home
BURIAL: Hollywood Cemetery
VISITATION: Thirty minutes before service

Alice S. Armes
DALLAS Alice Marie Sheets Armes, 72, 1310 Mayberry Road, died Sept. 21, 1999, at Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte. She was a native of McDowell County, W.Va., daughter of the late William and Josie May Sheets, mother of the late Harvey Edward and Larry Dean Armes, homemaker.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Dewey Armes; sons, Raymond and Harry Armes, the home, Ralph Armes, Stanley; sister, Janie Wallace, Newington, Ga.; five grandchildren
FUNERAL: 3 p.m. Friday, Carothers Funeral Home, Stanley, Rev. Harrill Brown
INTERMENT: Hillcrest Gardens Cemetery, Mount Holly
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, funeral home

Leonard A. Allen
BOILING SPRINGS Leonard A. Allen, 90, died Sept. 21, 1999, at Crawley Memorial Hospital. He was a native of Swain County, son of the late Rev. Lloyd L. and Carletta Monteith Allen, brother of the late W. Lawson Allen, Lela Allen Greene, retired in 1974 as bookstore manager at Gardner-Webb University, active member and former deacon of Boiling Springs Baptist Church, former member of Lions Club, volunteer at Crawley Memorial Hospital.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Miriam Stillwell Allen; daughter and son-in-law, Shirley Allen and Gene Byers, Blacksburg, S.C.; sister, Edna Allen Ginn, Sylva; granddaughter, Beverly Allen Greene, Shelby; grandsons, Chris and Scott Byers, Blacksburg; four great-grandchildren
FUNERAL: 3 p.m. Friday, Boiling Springs Baptist Church, Dr. Carroll Page, Rev. Keith Dixon, body will be placed in church one hour before service
BURIAL: Cleveland Memorial Park
VISITATION: One hour before service, the church
MEMORIALS: Boiling Springs Baptist Church, Building Fund, P.O. Box 917, Boiling Springs 28017 or Allen Elliott Ginn Scholarship Fund at Gardner-Webb University
ARRANGEMENTS: Lutz-Austell Funeral Home, Shelby

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