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Gaston County, North Carolina Obituary Collection

Gaston County, North Carolina Obituary Collection - 310

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Date: Thursday, 25 February 2010, at 10:32 a.m.

Harley Grant
MOUNT HOLLY - Harley Grant, 82, 368 Lanier Ave., died March 16, 2000, at home. He was a native of Scotdale, Ga., son of the late Wesley and Mary Allison Grant, retired textile employee.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Viola Wilson Grant; daughter, Mary Lillian Chambers, Mount Holly; son, Jim Grant, Mount Holly; sister, Edith Holtzclaw, Flower Branch, Ga.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Sunday, Woodlawn Funeral Home, Rev. Jimmy Wilbanks
INTERMENT: Hillcrest Gardens
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, funeral home
PALLBEARERS: James, William, James Jr. and William Grant Jr., Rob Chambers, Robbie Abernathy, Ronnie and Ronald Quinn

Earl J. Arrowood
CLOVER, S.C. - Earl James Arrowood, 75, 106 Hopper St., died March 17, 2000, at home. He was a native of Bryson City, son of the late Ernest Victor and Birdie Nations Arrowood, brother of the late Betty Jean Sharpe, Moquitta I. Lackey, Robert Glenn Arrowood, Navy veteran, employed with Smith Textile Apron, Gastonia.
SURVIVORS: Brother, T.M. Arrowood, Clover
FUNERAL: 3 p.m. Sunday, M.L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home, Rev. Verson Hodges
INTERMENT: Lakeview Memory Gardens
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, funeral home

Warren A. Alexander
BELMONT - Warren Alex Alexander, 47, 800 Mark St., died March 15, 2000, at Gaston Memorial Hospital, Gastonia. He was a native of Leroy, Ill., son of the late Hobart Alexander, a crane operator.
SURVIVORS: Mother, Helen Phillips Alexander; sons, David and Zeb Alexander; brothers, Don Alexander, Bloomington, Ill., Lynn "Bugs" Alexander, Leroy; fiancee, Linda L. Lowranze, Belmont
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 2 p.m. Sunday, St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, Rev. Noel Sweezy
VISITATION: 1-2 p.m. Sunday, at the home
ARRANGEMENTS: Carothers Funeral Home, Belmont

Zeb Shields Sr.
BESSEMER CITY - Zeb Willard Shields Sr., 74, 619 Costner School Road, died March 17, 2000 at Kings Mountain Hospital. He was a native of Macon County, son of the late Mark and Zana Douthit Shields, husband of the late Margaret Stiwalt "Babe" Shields, brother of the late Bronce Shields, self-employed carpenter.
SURVIVORS: Zeb W. "Doodle" Shields Jr., Bessemer City; brother, Walter Shields, Natahala; granddaughters, Andrea Hook, Gastonia, Jenny Gibson, Stanley; great-grandchildren, Courtney Shields and Nathan Hook, Gastonia.
FUNERAL: 3 p.m. Sunday, Sisk-Butler Funeral Home, Rev. Don Capell
BURIAL: Bessemer City Memorial Cemetery
VISITATION: 7-8:30 tonight, the funeral home

Annie Dawn
GASTONIA - Annie Robertson Dawn, 90, 122 Dana Lane No. 19, died March 17, 2000 at Gaston Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Murphy, daughter of the late Lum and Hattie Carroll Robertson, wife of the late Sidney H. Dawn, mother of the late Yvonne, Larry and Leonard Dawn, retired textiles worker.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Janice Rodriquez, Janette Dawn, Barbara Christ, Gastonia; sister, Ida Hager, Lucia; 10 grandchildren, 14 great-granchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren.
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 11 a.m. Monday, Gaston Memorial Park, Rev. Ronald Harris
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, Ward Funeral Home
PALLBEARERS: Mark Rodriquez, Steve and Ronnie Quaile, Charles and Shawn Dockery, Brian Black

Jep McKnight Byrd Jr.
GASTONIA - Jep McKnight "Mack" Byrd Jr., 72, Central Care, Cherryville, died March 17, 2000, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center, Shelby. He was a native of Philadelphia, Pa., son of the late Jep McKnight and Lora Byrd, attended Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, employed at American-Efird Mills.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, Stephanie B. Wilson, Gastonia; grandchildren, Deana Brazil, Kings Mountain, Sharis L. Wilson, Gastonia; four great-grandchildren
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 11 a.m. Monday, Martin’s Funeral Home
VISITATION: Family will be at 411 N. Boyce St.

Henry Edwards
GASTONIA - Henry Lee Ewards, 69, 2211 Second St., died March 14, 2000 at Gaston Memorial Hospital. He was a native of High Point, son of the late Henry and Ruth Alexander Edwards, member Neelys Grove A.M.E Zion Church, warehouseman.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Eric Lee Edwards, Ronnie and Willie Woods, Gastonia; sisters, Lula Mae Edwards, Far Rockaway, N.Y., Ina Ruth Gingles, Gastonia; aunt, Ina A. Jackson, Clover, S.C.; uncle, Eddie Edwards, Charlotte; grandchildren, Lillie Edwards, Erika McCoy.
FUNERAL: 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Neelys Grove A.M.E Zion Church, Rev. Gregory Floyd
BURIAL: Gaston Memorial Park
VISITATION: Forty-five minutes before the service at the church
ARRANGEMENTS: Costner Funeral Home

Rev. Miles McLean
LINCOLNTON - The Rev. Miles A. McLean, 87, 1607 Country Club Road, died March 15, 2000, following a long illness. He was a native of Lincoln County, attended University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Yale University Divinity School, ordained minister in the United Methodist Church, member Western North Carolina Conference, served as pastor to congregations in Connecticut and Florida from 1935-41, returned to North Carolina and served as pastor at Long’s Chapel at Lake Junaluska, Troutman, Asbury Memorial in Asheville, Ann Street in Concord, First Methodist and Morning Star in Canton, Asbury in Lincolnton, Bethlehem-Bess Chapel and Pinnacle, in retirement he’s served as pastor at New Hope in Lincoln County and Bethea in Bessemer City for a total of 51 years as a pastor, in retirement he enjoyed gardening, golfing and was honored as Minister Emeritus by Asbury United Methodist Church in Lincolnton.
SURVIVORS: Wife of 64 years, Margaret Rood McLean; daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Hoyle Gilbert, Charlotte, Betsy and Wannamaker Hardin, Winston-Salem; son and daughter-in-law, Mark A. and Libby McLean, Walhalla, S.C.; grandchildren, Craig Gilbert, Charlotte, Alan Gilbert, Stanfield, Eric Hardin, Greensboro, Ed Hardin, New Brunswick, N.J., Michael McLean, Atlanta, Mitzi McLean, Wake Forest University, Anna McLean, University of Tennessee at Knoxville; sister-in-law, Cathy McLean, Mills River; great-grandchild, Kelly Gilbert, Charlotte.
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Asbury United Methodist Church, Bishop Charlene Kammerer, Dr. Wannamaker Hardin, Rev. Jim Trollinger, Rev. Lee Ellis
VISITATION: After the service at the church
MEMORIALS: Hospice of Lincoln County, 107 N. Cedar St., Lincolnton 28092, or Asbury United Methodist Church (Youth and Children’s Program or the Scout Program), 3097 Asbury Church Road, Lincolnton 28092
ARRANGEMENTS: Warlick Funeral Home

Danny Cagle, Sr.
BELMONT — Danny Ray Cagle, Sr., 55, 109 Lane Holler Road, died March 10, 2000, at home.
He was a native of Mecklenburg County, son of the late Benjamin Franklin and Ila Miller Cagle, wife of the late Dorothy Chapman Cagle, retired painter.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Tonya Hamilton, West Virginia, Annette Cagle, Lubbock, Texas, Tammy Sigmon, North Wilkesboro, Mary C. Lott, Belmont; son, Danny Ray Cagle, Jr., Mount Holly; brothers, Clarence Cagle, Colorado, Edward Cagle, Chesnee, S.C., Bobby Dean Cagle, Mount Holly, Billy Cagle, Gastonia, Carrol Cagle, Robbinsville, David Cagle, Belmont; sister, Betty Anderson, Belmont; 17 grandchildren and one great-grandchild
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 3 today, Hillcrest Gardens Cemetery, Rev. Ed Painter
VISITATION: 2-3 today, Woodlawn Funeral Home, Mount Holly
PALLBEARERS: Gary Whaley, Alan Funderburk, Fred Benfield, Wayne Sigmon, Mike Cagle, John Pope

Robert Cornwell
SHELBY — Robert A. Cornwell, 84, 3335 Robert Cornwell Road, died March 11, 2000, at home.
He was a native of Cleveland County, son of the late George Landrum and Julia Gold Cornwell, brother of the late Buna Hull, Lala Stamey, Mattie Gettys, Marie Horn, Clema Elmore, Margaret Lee and Ab, Lee, Hal and James Cornwell, grandfather of the late Denise Johnson and Jeffrey Spurling, father-in-law of the late Dennis Johnson, cattle and field crop farmer, graduate of Piedmont High School, lifelong member of Zion Baptist Church, former deacon and active member of Sunday School, Golden Years Club and the Brotherhood, former member of the Cleveland County School Board, charter member of the board of directors of the Upper Cleveland Rescue Squad, master mason since 1946 with Lawndale Masonic Lodge #486, favorite pasttime was enjoying the companionship of friends around a game of "Rook."
SURVIVORS: Wife of 59 years, Earlene Hoover Cornwell; sons and daughters-in-law, Bob and Dottie Cornwell, Ormond Beach, Fla., Rick and Rhonda Cornwell, Gastonia; daughters and sons-in-law, Gail Johnson, Pittsburgh, Joan and Paul Johnson, Rhonda and Tom Wright, all of Lawndale; brother, Tom Cornwell, Morganton; sister, Pearl Warlick, Raeford; grandchildren, Cindy and Amy Witner, Bobby Cornwell, Paula Bumgarner, Greg, Gary and Jennifer Johnson, Julia Register and Angela Spurling; great-grandchildren, Jordan and Jamie Spangler, Taylor and J.D. Witner, Brittany and Ashley Cornwell
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Zion Baptist Church, Revs. Randy Bridges, Russell Fitts, body will be placed in church 30 minutes before service
VISITATION: 6:30-8:30 tonight, Cleveland Funeral Services
BURIAL: Church cemetery
MEMORIALS: Zion Baptist Church, 525 W. Zion Church Road, Shelby 28150

Daisy Padgett
CHARLOTTE — Daisy Carpenter Padgett, 82, 6000 Park South Drive, died March 11, 2000, at Mercy South Hospital, Pineville.
She was a native of Cliffside, daughter of the late Tim and Jessie Campbell Carpenter, wife of the late Leon Padgett, member of Spindale United Methodist Church, retired sales clerk for Mitchell Company.
SURVIVORS: Son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Joann Padgett, Gastonia; daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Larry Wagner, Charlotte; sister, Polly Robbins, Forest City; grandchildren, Monty and Robin Padgett, Freda and Mark Reep, all of Gastonia, David and Kate Wagner, Charlotte; great-grandchild, Justin Padgett, Gastonia
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Spindale United Methodist Church, Rev. Mike Duncan, body will be placed from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Crowe’s Mortuary, Rutherfordton
VISITATION: Following service
BURIAL: Sunset Memorial Park
MEMORIALS: Spindale United Methodist Church Parlor Fund, P.O. Box 241, Spindale 28160

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