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Gaston County, North Carolina Obituary Collection

Gaston County, North Carolina Obituary Collection - 293

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Date: Thursday, 25 February 2010, at 9:47 a.m.

Thelma Preston
LINCOLNTON - Thelma Marie Alexander Preston, 56, 313 Jennings St., died Feb. 20, 2000, at Gaston Memorial Hosptial, Gastonia. She was a native of Lincoln County, daughter of the late John and Annie Foster Alexander, mother of the late Sherron Charles, sister of the late Clarence, Oley and Paul Alexander, attended Church of God Prophecy, retired from Warp Knit as a creeler, graduated from Newbold High School in 1961.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Paul Henry Preston, John David Charles II, Lincolnton; daughter, Sheron Charles Little, Lincolnton; brothers, Clyde, Balley, Richard and John Alexander, Lincolnton; sister, Savannah Alexander, Lincolnton; grandchildren, Eulitha, Amber and Antwain Charles, Sherale and Brooke Little, Harley Detter, McKenzie Preston
FUNERAL: 4 p.m. Friday, Ebony & Whiteís Funeral Service, Rev. Lacy Ross
BURIAL: Hollybrook Cemetery
VISITATION: Thirty minutes before service, other times at home of Sheron Charles Little, 10 Cobb St., Lincolnton

Jack Fletcher
BELMONT - Jack Fletcher, 65, 8476 Catawba Cove Drive, died Feb. 22, 2000, at VA Medical Center, Asheville. He was a native of Cleveland County, son of the late Robert Burt and Georgia Hayes Fletcher, Navy veteran, served on the U.S.S. Leenawee.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Helen Denton Fletcher; daughter, Shelley Marie Dillingham, Gastonia; brothers and sisters-in-law, Buddy and Dot Fletcher, Kings Mountain, Bobby and Vickie Fletcher, Gastonia; sisters, Patsy Preslar, Louise Daniels, Gastonia, Joann Massey, Kings Mountain
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Friday, Sisk-Butler Funeral Home, Bessemer City, Rev. Richard Cole
BURIAL: Evergreen Cemetery
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, funeral home

Thurman Horne
LINCOLNTON - Thurman Horne, 68, 1215 River Hill Trail, died Feb. 21, 2000, at Gaston Memorial Hospital, Gastonia. He was a native of Buchanan County, Va., son of the late William and Julia Keene Horne, husband of the late Patty E. Sparks Horne, father of the late Danny R. and Micheal A. Horne, member of Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church, York Rite, Parma Lodge No. 721, Parma, Ohio, retired truck driver.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Ronald G. Horne, Danville, Ohio, Burtram T. Horne, Charlotte, Kenneth L. Horne, Chippewa Lake, Ohio; daughter, Karon S. Sutton, Lincolnton; brother, Coy Horne, Ponding Mills, Va.; sisters, Eunice Endicott, Richlands, Va., Gracie Sturgeon, Danville, Va.; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Friday, E.F. Drum Funeral Home, Rev. James Cool
BURIAL: Hollybrook Cemetery, Masonic Rites by Denver Lodge 757
VISITATION: 6-7:30 tonight, funeral home
MEMORIALS: Shrinerís Hospital for Children, 950 W. Farris, Greenville, S.C. 29605 or North Carolina Masonic Foundation, P.O. Box 6506, Raleigh 27628-6506

Nancy Cape
MOCKSVILLE ó Nancy Laws Cape, 89, 2214 601 South, died Feb. 23, 2000, at Davis Medical Center, Statesville. She was a native of Iredell County, daughter of the late William Andrews Tilson and Betty Burris Laws, wife of the late Stewart Cape, member of Calvary Baptist Church, attended Iredell County Schools, retired inspector for Monleigh Garment.
SURVIVORS: Sons and daughter-in-law, Wade Cape, Granite Falls, Roy and Nellie Cape, Gastonia; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchldren
FUNERAL: 1 p.m. Saturday, Calvary Baptist Church, Revs. Jim Gryder, Michael McDaniels, Kevin Hobson
BURIAL: Church cemetery
VISITATION: 7-9 p.m. Friday, Nicholson Funeral Home, an hour before service at church, other times at home of Mike and Mary Ann Campbell, 605 Abbeydale Road, Harmony

Mamie K. Stowe
GASTONIA - Mamie Kendrick Stowe, 94, 244 Stowe Road, died March 1, 2000, at home. She was a native of Gastonia, daughter of the late Pinkey and Caroline Hoffman Kendrick, mother of the late Gordon Stowe, first waitress at Linebergerís Fish Fry, member of New Hope Presbyterian Church.
SURVIVORS: Husband of 77 years, John Brice Stowe; sons and daughters-in-law, J.B. and Ruth F. Stowe Jr., Jimmy and Janice Stowe, Gastonia, C. Mack and Doris Stowe, Belmont; daughter-in-law, Rachel Stowe, Gastonia; brother, Jim Kendrick, Belmont; sister, Laura Kendrick Roberson, Gastonia; grandchildren and spouses, Patti Stowe, Kelly Hoagland, Charlotte, Sherri and Marshall Willis, Kirk Stowe, Gastonia, Susan Stowe, Conyers, Ga., Chuck Stowe, Belmont, Allen and Lisa Stowe, Denver; great-grandchildren, Lincoln Willis, Patrick and John Faulkner, Gastonia, Samantha and Joshua Stowe, Denver, Taylor and Zachary Hoagland, Charlotte
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Friday, New Hope Presbyterian Church, Rev. Sam Hobson
BURIAL: Church cemetery
VISITATION: 7-8:30 tonight, McLean Funeral Directors
PALLBEARERS: Allen, Chuck, Chip, Kirk and Raymond Stowe, Patrick Faulkner
MEMORIALS: Hospice of Gaston County, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia 28053

Ruby D. Anthony
SHELBY - Ruby Debrew Anthony, 86, 962 College Ave., died March 1, 2000, at home. She was a native of Cleveland County, daughter of the late L.C. and Carrie Lee Rhoades Debrew, wife of the late Boyd H. Anthony, mother of the late Hilda Aileen Anthony Wright, sister of the late James, Howard and Mae Debrew, Edith Hamrick, homemaker, member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Daughters and sons-in-law, Billie Sue and Carol Wright, Shelby, Carrie Ann and Carroll Propst, Dallas; sons and daughters-in-law, Larry Dean and Sarah Anthony, Barbara and Boyd H. Anthony Jr., Shelby; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren
FUNERAL: 7:30 tonight, Poplar Springs Baptist Church, Dr. James Richardson, Rev. Stanley Webb
BURIAL: Church cemetery
VISITATION: 6-7:30 tonight, church
MEMORIALS: Poplar Springs Baptist Church Building Fund, 1106 Poplar Springs Church Road, Shelby 28152, Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby 28150

Helen Herrin
GASTONIA - Helen Marie Lane Herrin, 70, 606 Hickory Grove Road, died March 1, 2000, at home. She was a native of Swain County, daughter of the late Dewey and Gracie Ball Lane, member of Sunset Forest Baptist Church, McAdenville, retired textile worker.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Scott Herrin, Gastonia, Mimz Herrin Jr., Tennessee; daughters, Jean Gregory, Paulette Gordon, Gastonia; brothers, Clifford Lane, Baltimore, Md., Judd Lane, Greenville, S.C.; sister, Shirley Hamby, Kannapolis; nine grandchildren
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Friday, Greene Funeral Service, Southside Chapel, Norman Hicks
BURIAL: Gaston Memorial Park
PALLBEARERS: Mark Breelove, Mike Brennen, Wayne Felbes, Benji and Darron Hamby, Timothy Pennington, Joe Spivey
VISITATION: 12:30-2 p.m. Friday, funeral home
MEMORIALS: Hospice of Gaston County, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia 28053

Rean C. Rhyne
DALLAS - Rean Eugenia Cloninger Rhyne, 95, Dallas-Stanley Highway, died Feb. 29, 2000, at home. She was a native of Gaston County, daughter of the late John Lester and Bertha Lineberger Cloninger, sister of the late Ralph, Paul H., Thomas, Elmer, Maurice and Roy Cloninger and Merli Mauney, Verlie Thornburg, member of Our Saviour Lutheran Church, retired school teacher, graduate of Lenoir Rhyne College and Appalachian State University, where she was a basketball star.
SURVIVORS: Daughters and sons-in-law, Betty Ann and John B. Abernathy, Alexis, Rebecca and Ray W. Hovis, Stanley; son and daughter-in-law, Jacob Paul and Carolyn P. Rhyne, Dallas; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Friday, Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Revs. Jack Kayler, Ted Goins
BURIAL: Holy Communion Lutheran Church Cemetery
VISITATION: 6:30-8:30 tonight, Dallas Funeral Home
MEMORIALS: Our Saviour Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 457, Dallas 28034

Linwood Hoke Jr.
IRON STATION - Linwood Hoke Jr., 68, 3606 Oakwood Circle, died Feb. 28, 2000, at home. He was a native of Dallas, son of the late Linwood Sr. and Alberta Cooper Hoke, brother of the late Billie Charles and Ralph Clifton Hoke, member of Linkís Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, usher, forklift driver for Bonding Warehouse, attended Highland Junior High School.
SURVIVORS: Son, Billie Ray Lowery, Gastonia; sisters, Emma Doretha Hoke, Peggy Lineberger, Gastonia; brother, Richard Hoke, Gastonia; grandchildren, Jeremiah and Faith Lowery, Gastonia
FUNERAL: 3 p.m. Saturday, Linkís Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, Rev. Roger Hoyle
BURIAL: Church cemetery
VISITATION: Thirty minutes before service, the church, other times at the home of Emma Doretha Hoke, 921 E. Fourth St., Gastonia
ARRANGEMENTS: Martinís Funeral Home, Gastonia

Ruby V. Grant
LINCOLNTON - Ruby Inez Varner Grant, 77, 4712 E. Highway 150, died Feb. 29, 2000, at Lincoln Medical Center. She was a native of Lincoln County, daughter of the late William Varner Campbell and Hattie Jane Willis, wife of the late Carl Grant, mother of the late Ruby Jane Grant, preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters, a homemaker, member of Providence Road Baptist Church, Maiden.
SURVIVORS: Sisters, Alice Nora Varner Crouse, Lincolnton, Stella White, Bellwood
FUNERAL: 4 p.m. today, Providence Road Baptist Church, Rev. Charles Worley; body will be placed in church 30 minutes before service
BURIAL: Church cemetery
MEMORIALS: March of Dimes or Providence Road Baptist Church, Maiden 28650
ARRANGEMENTS: E.F. Drum Funeral Home

Floyd E. Cook
SHELBY - Floyd Eugene Cook, 69, 505 Cherryville Road, died Feb. 29, 2000, at Hospice at Wendover. He was a native of Cleveland County, son of the late S.J. "Junie" and Ruby Nix Cook, brother of the late Ambrose "Ham" Cook, retired warehouse foreman for Hoescht Celanese, active member of Shelby Missionary Methodist Church, steward, music director and Sunday school teacher, member of the American Legion baseball team that won the national championship in 1945, Army veteran, volunteer with the Council on Aging as co-director of Singing for Fun for almost 20 years, conducted musical ministry in nursing homes throughout Cleveland, Lincoln, Gaston and Rutherford counties.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Dorothy Cash Cook; daughters and sons-in-law, Michelle Cook and Roger Gadd, Concord, Melia Cook and Patrick Lutz, Shelby; stepdaughters, Jeannie Renee Marks, Asheville, Andrea Nicole Wyatt, Crouse; sister-in-law, Kitty Cook, Shelby; grandchildren, Blair, Hillary and Will Lutz, Ross, Madeline and Oliver Gadd; stepgrandchildren, Casey and Preston Marks; aunts, Lola Blanton, Shelby, Mildred Pruitt, York, S.C.
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Friday, Shelby Missionary Church, Revs. Alan Kniceley, Richard Prendergrast, Norman Jacobs; body will be placed in chucrch 30 minutes before service
BURIAL: Sunset Cemetery
PALLBEARERS: Former championship teammates
VISITATION: 7-8:30 tonight, Clay-Barnette Funeral Home
MEMORIALS: Shelby Missionary Church, 1402 Earl Road, Shelby 28152 or Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby 28150

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