C.P. Armstrong Jr.
BELMONT - C.P. Armstrong Jr., 77, died Dec. 28, 1999, at Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte. He was a native of Gaston County, son of the late Clarence P. and Eula Stewart Armstrong Sr., brother of the late John Justus Armstrong, Army veteran of World War II, served in the European theatre (Etousa) and in a Paris detachment, also Theatre Forces European Theatre, attended radar school in Fort Sill, Okla., served in and retired from Belmont and Charlotte National Guard, retired from the U.S. Postal Service, member of First Methodist Church, served on the board of directors of South Point Fire Department, served as secretary and treasurer of NARFE, assistant Scout Master, Troop 56 at First United Methodist Church, member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, worked for Southern Railroad and carried a paper route.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Harriett Harrison Armstrong; son and daughter-in-law, Clarence P. and Donna Armstrong III, Belmont; grandchildren, Melody and Leslie Miller, Melissa Stewart Armstrong; nieces and nephews
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. today, First United Methodist Church, Rev. Bob Little
VISITATION: Following service, church
MEMORIALS: First United Methodist Church, 807 South Point Road, Belmont 28012 or donor’s choice
ARRANGEMENTS: McLean-Bumgardner Funeral Home
Lawrence W. Josey
DALLAS - Lawrence Wilson Josey, 60, 3489 Puetts Chapel Road, died Dec. 28, 1999, at Gaston Memorial Hospital, Gastonia. He was a native of Catawba County, son of the late Thomas "Tommy" and Rachel Smith Josey, worked as a line haul driver for Yellow Freight and previously as a supervisor for Burris Industries for 28 years.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Alda Sue Josey, Dallas; son, Michael Josey, the home; daughter, Pam Matthews, Conover; brother, T. Dwight Josey, Maiden; sister, Winnie J. Pendleton, Maiden; granddaughter, Michaela Matthews
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Friday, Walnut Grove Baptist Church, Revs. Fred High and G.W. Horne
BURIAL: Church cemetery
VISITATION: 7-8:30 tonight, Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton
Dixon B. Hanna
RALEIGH — Dixon Bradley Hanna, 90, formerly of Gastonia, died Dec. 28, 1999, at Mayview Convalescent Center, Raleigh. He was the husband of the late Edna Whitesides Hanna, son of the late David Bradley and Minnie Lewis Hanna, retired from the USDA Soil Conservation Service in 1972, lifelong member of the First ARP Church of Gastonia, where he was active until his move to Raleigh in 1991, elder emeritus, served as church choir director for 34 years.
SURVIVORS: Daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Carl Olson, Cary; son and daughter-in-law, Dixon and Mary Ann Hanna, Blacksburg, Va.; sister, Dorothy Vanderlip, Columbia, S.C.; grandchildren, Jonathan Olson, Wendell, Laura Blackman, Cary, Patrick Hanna, Charlotte, Nathan Hanna, Blacksburg; great-granddaughters, Hanna and Camille Olson
FUNERAL: 3 p.m. today, First ARP Church, Gastonia
BURIAL: Oakwood Cemetery
VISITATION: One hour before the service, the church
MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, Music Memorial Fund, First ARP Church, 317 S. Chester St., Gastonia 28052
ARRANGEMENTS: Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia
Mary E. Tims
GASTONIA - Mary Eveline Tims, 82, 1287 N. Weldon St., died Dec. 27, 1999, at Brian Rehabilitation Center. She was a native of York County, S.C., daughter of the late Isaac and Bessie McCree Tims, member of Weeping Mary Baptist Church, Bowling Green, S.C., member of Hymn Choir, Routh Boyd Madonna Chapter No. 1 Order of Eastern Star
SURVIVORS: Brother and sister-in-law, James A. and Clarice Tims, Gastonia; nieces and nephews
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Friday, Weeping Mary Baptist Church, Dr. Timothy Goode
BURIAL: Church cemetery
VISITATION: Thirty minutes before service, church; other times at home of brother, 1110 Sykes St., Gastonia
ARRANGEMENTS: Costner Funeral Home
LAWNDALE - Van "Dock" Green, 83, 646 Sugar Hill Road, died Dec. 29, 1999, at White Oak Manor. He was a native of Lincoln County, son of the late Harvey and Emma Hill Green, brother of the late Zeno, Harvey, Sam and Martin Green, Zennie Riley, Lillie Williams, Carrie Ward, retired from Doran Mill, member of Friendly Chapel Baptist Church, Army veteran of World War II, served in Pacific Theater.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Pauline Willis Green; sons and daughters-in-law, Johnny and Jewell Green, Lawndale, Tim and Lisa Green, Crouse; daughters and son-in-law, Marie Green, Sherrill Martinez, Lawndale, Nellie and Glenn Williams, Shelby, Janie Tessener, Polkville; brothers, Yates Green, Lawndale, Ray Canipe, Kings Mountain; sister, Faye Stacey, Kings Mountain; grandchildren, Kevin, Stevie and Dusty Williams, Chad Bradley, Justin and Hunter Green, Keisha, Jada and Adam Martinez; great-grandchildren, Lauren Williams, Ashton Martinez
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Friday, Friendly Chapel Baptist Church, Revs. Wade Boone, Norris Willis
BURIAL: Church cemetery
VISITATION: 7-8:30 tonight, Stamey Funeral Home; other times at home of Glenn and Nellie Williams, 715 W. Zion Church Road, Shelby
Mable B. Burris
GASTONIA - Mable Alice Benfield Burris, 77, 312 S. Oakland St., died Dec. 28, 1999, at Gaston Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Gaston County, daughter of the late Kenny and Alice Mayes Benfield, wife of the late James Clinton Burris Sr., mother of the late Norman Glenn, Jerry Dean and Kay Janet Burris, sister of the late J.R. and Nellie May Benfield, grandmother of the late Alan Lynn Gilreath, retired nurse’s aide at Gaston Memorial Hospital, charter member of South Marietta Street Baptist Church, where she taught the Glenner’s Sunday school class.
SURVIVORS: Son and daughter-in-law, James Clinton and Merlene Burris Jr., Gastonia; daughters and sons-in-law, Janice Lee and Gary Edwards, Lou Alice and Leonard Philbeck, Gastonia; sisters and brothers-in-law, Hazel Beatty, Gastonia, Margie and Jack Jolly, Clover, S.C., Dot and Claude Bridgeman, Sanford; 12 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Friday, Greene Funeral Service, Southside Chapel, Rev. Steve Warnock
BURIAL: Gaston Memorial Park
VISITATION: 6-8 tonight, Greene Funeral Service
PALLBEARERS: David and Shane Burris, Andrew and Walter Gilreath, Terry Spencer, Gregg Valentine
Roy W. Underwood
KINGS MOUNTAIN - Roy W. Underwood, 84, 1020 Margrace Road, died Dec. 29, 1999, at White Oak Manor. He was a native of Caldwell County, retired from Parkdale Mills, member of Cherokee Street Baptist Church, Army veteran of World War II.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Arlene Dixon Underwood; son and daughter-in-law, David and Katie Isler, Kings Mountain; daughters and sons-in-law, Christy and Paul Hallo, Grover, Lisa and Wayne Morris, Gaffney, S.C.; five grandchildren
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 3 p.m. Friday, Mountain Rest Cemetery, Rev. Gene Leigh
VISITATION: An hour before service, Harris Funeral Home
Charles H. Clark Sr.
CROUSE — Charles Henry Clark Sr., 88, 1953 St. Mark’s Church Road, died Dec. 28, 1999, at Lincoln Regional Medical Center, Lincolnton. He was a native of Gaston County, son of the late James Wiley and Delia Beam Clark, farmer, member of Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service, Dallas.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Vergie Smith Clark; son and daughter-in-law, Charles Henry "C.H." and Annette Clark Jr., Crouse; daughters and son-in-law, Martha Clark Stroup, Bessemer City, Virginia Clark Garrett, Crouse, Nora and Ben Heavner, Cherryville; sisters, Eliza Clark, Crouse, Stella Carpenter, Cherryville; grandchildren, Denise S. Sellers, Chuck M. Clark, David C. and Delisa M. Stroup, Mark B. Heavner, Melissa C. Atkins, Amanda G. Fowler; great-grandchildren, Paige and Clark Sellers, Chelsey Stroup, Rebecca and Hannah Fowler, Alex Heavner, Emily Atkins
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Friday, Crouse United Methodist Church, Rev. Fred Falls
BURIAL: Antioch Methodist Church Cemetery
VISITATION: 7-8:30 tonight, Carpenter’s Funeral Home, Cherryville
MEMORIALS: Antioch Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 4, Crouse 28033
Cora M. Boyd
WINSTON-SALEM — Cora McCoy Boyd, 96, 2980 Reynolda Road, formerly of 801 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Apt. 9M, died Dec. 28, 1999, at Wake Forest University/Baptist Medical Center. She was a native of York County, S.C., lived in Winston-Salem for 75 years, lifelong member of Shiloh Baptist Church, retired seasonal worker for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., member of the Sunrise Towers Senior Citizens Club.
SURVIVORS: Son and daughter-in-law, Carvin B. and Alberta Boyd Sr., Gastonia; grandchildren and spouses, Carvin "C.B." and Linda Boyd, Melvin and Vemon McHam, Norris Boyd, Ricardo and Rosa Miller, Winston-Salem, Deborah Page, Atlanta; sister, Odessa Lawson, Winston-Salem; brother, Woodrow McCoy, Sharon, S.C.
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Friday, Shiloh Baptist Church, Dr. Paul A. Lowe Jr.
BURIAL: Evergreen Cemetery
VISITATION: 30 minutes before service, church
ARRANGEMENTS: Russell Funeral Home
Ann R. Carfrey
KINGS MOUNTAIN - Ann Mae Roberts Carfrey, 69, 317 N. Dillings St., died Dec. 28, 1999, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center, Shelby. She was a native of Cleveland County, daughter of the late Charlie and Maudie M. Roberts, waitress and member of Northbrook Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Sheila Towery, Vale; daughters and son-in-law, Judy and Jim McCurry, Lincolnton, Jeri Loftin, Bessemer City; sister, Virginia McCurry, Bessemer City; nieces, Vera Taylor, Murfreesboro, Tenn., Gina Black, Gastonia, Sheila Neal, Bessemer City; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 3 p.m. today, Penley’s Chapel, Jim McCurry
MEMORIALS: Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby 28150
ARRANGEMENTS: Sisk-Butler Funeral Home
Allie T. Drumm
MOUNT HOLLY - Allie Treadway Drumm, 94, formerly of Mount Holly, died Dec. 29, 1999, at Stanley Total Living Center. She was a native of Walnut, daughter of the late Hezekiah and Mollie Ramsey Treadway, wife of the late James Drumm, sister of the late Bertha Harris, Laura Sams and Sue Trull, retired textile worker, member of Grace Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Jack and Charlie Drumm, Mount Holly, Frank Drumm, Flint, Mich.; James Drumm, Lucia; daughters, Ruth Grier and Doris Starnes, Mount Holly; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Friday, Grace Baptist Church, Rev. Gary Stanfield
BURIAL: Hillcrest Gardens
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, Carothers Funeral Home, Mount Holly
MEMORIALS: Grace Baptist Church Building Fund, 300 Westland Farm Road, Mount Holly 28120