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Bessemer City and the surrounding area. Many obituaries are represented from Kings Mountain,
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Gaston County, North Carolina Obituary Collection

Gaston County, North Carolina Obituary Collection - 328

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Date: Thursday, 25 February 2010, at 2:11 p.m.

William Bynum
IRON STATION — William Lee "Willie" Bynum, 53, 555 Mt. Vernon Church Road, died March 25, 2000 at Lincoln Medical Center, Lincolnton.
He was a native of Lincoln County, son of the late Thomas Bynum Sr., father of the late Marcus Jerome Bynum, brother of the late Evelyn "Lena" Dewitt, member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, 1964 graduate of Newbold High School, Army veteran, employed at Vermont American Tool Company as a machine operator.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Margaret Ann Hall Bynum; son, William Lee Bynum Jr., Raleigh; daughters, Merinda Jeanette Bynum, Charlotte, Felicia Ann and Kimberly Leann Bynum, Lincolnton; mother, Amanda Wingate Bynum, Lincolnton; brothers, Milton Bynum, Charlotte, Michael Bynum, Iron Station, Thomas Bynum Jr., Lincolnton; sisters, Ida Hunter, Hattie Sadler, Lincolnton; mother-in-law, Elizabeth Hall, Morganton; five grandchildren; three sisters-in-law; four brothers-in-law; aunts, uncles; niece, nephews
FUNERAL: 4 p.m. Wednesday, Tucker’s Grove United Methodist Church, Rev. Albert O. Perkins Sr., body will be placed in church one hour before service
BURIAL: Church cemetery
VISITATION: 30 minutes before service, church
ARRANGEMENTS: Ebony and White’s Funeral Service

Kathleen J. Hall
GASTONIA — Kathleen Jackson Hall, 80, 815 Adams Drive, died March 25, 2000, at home.
She was a native of Chester County, S.C., daughter of the late Monroe and Annie Bell Shoats Jackson, press operator, member of Jerusalem Baptist Church, Clover, S.C.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Sammie Lee Hall; nieces, nephews and spouses, Kathleen Coleman, Sonia and Loyd Lynch, James Harris, Ronnie Coleman, Gastonia, Leroy and Marcia Coleman, Virginia Beach, Va., Rose and Henry Moses, Colorado Springs, Colo., Mario and Audrey Coleman, Texas, Julius and Gail Jackson, Marvin and Angela Williams, Gwennetta Williams, Fayette and Randy Grier, Robert Harris, Marilyn Jefferson, Charlotte; great-nieces and nephews, Altavis Armstrong, Marvetta Jefferson, Chandra Williams, Muranda and Jacob Coleman, Cayce and Henry Moses Jr.; special friend, Annie Graham
FUNERAL: 3 p.m. Wednesday, Costner Funeral Home, Rev. Charles Woods
BURIAL: Gaston Memorial Park
VISITATION: Thirty minutes before service, funeral home

GASTONIA — Edith Lorraine Fraley Bridges, 64, 638 Oats Road, died March 26, 2000 at Gaston Memorial Hospital.
She was a native of Gaston County, daughter of the late Robert and Cora Fraley, sister of the late Ralph and Eugene Fraley.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Ausburn Bridges; son, Ausburn Bridges II, Wilmington; daughters and sons-in-law, Reida and Junior Breakfield, Bessemer City, Patti Bridges, Gastonia, Roxi Andrews and Will Harriger, Groton, N.Y., Dawn and Danny Andrews, Gastonia; brothers, Marvin Fraley, Gastonia, Junior Fraley, Bessemer City, Dean Fraley, Cherryville; sisters, Lillian Conrad, Clearwater, Fla., Elizabeth Pennington, Betty Jenkins, Gastonia; 15 grandchildren; one great-grandchild
FUNERAL: 4 p.m. Wednesday, Regan Wesleyan Church, Rev. Jerry Millwood
BURIAL: Westview Gardens, Bessemer City
VISITATION: Two hours before service, church
MEMORIALS: American Lung Association, 3305 S.E. 16th Ave., Hickory 28601
PALLBEARERS: Eric DeForrest, Phillip Bruzgis, Robert Morris
ARRANGEMENTS: Greene Funeral Service, Westside Chapel

James E. Biddix
GASTONIA — James Everett Biddix, 78, 422 E. Twelfth St., died March 26, 2000, at home.
He was a native of Avery County, son of the late James A. and Lula Biddix Biddix, brother of the late Lessie Pittman, retired machinist from Cressmen Machine Shop after 50 years of service, member of Bethel Baptist Church, Lowell, served on deacon board, Army veteran.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Grace Silvers Biddix; daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Ted Eaves, Bessemer City; brother and sister-in-law, Clarence and Ruth Biddix, Gastonia; sisters and brother-in-law, Ilene and Elijah Yelton, Gastonia, Opal Sheppard, Blacksburg, S.C.; grandchildren, Krystal Stewart, Dawn Ormand, Teddy Eaves; great-grandchildren, Amber Ormand, Shiloh and Sierra Stewart, Kaylee Grace Eaves
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Bethel Baptist Church, Lowell, Rev. James Drennan
BURIAL: Bessemer City Memorial Cemetery
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, Sisk-Butler Funeral Home, Bessemer City
PALLBEARERS: Ladel Stroupe, Dan Rosenbomb, Bill Hall, Floyd Carver, Zane McSwain, Ernie Coy
MEMORIALS: Hospice of Gaston County, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia 28053

Jackie G. Preast
BESSEMER CITY — Jackie Gerald "Jack" Preast, 61, 410 W. Gaston Ave., died March 26, 2000, at home.
He was a native of Crab Orchard, W.Va., son of the late Jennings and Elsie Scaggs Preast, retired from Glidden/ICI/Dulux Paints, member of Grace Lutheran Church, Marine Corp veteran, prominent speaker and 11-year member of Alcoholics Anonymous.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Rebecca Sanford "Becky" Preast; sons, Gerald Preast, Mount Holly, Steven Preast, Dallas; daughters and sons-in-law, Elizabeth "Sissy" and Jeff Clemmer, Sarah Preast, Dallas, Beverly and Rusty Stalvey, Stanley, Tammie and John Elswick, Bessemer City; sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty Dancey, Fiarofork, W.Va., Helen Durham, Frances and John Caudill, Elyria, Ohio, Mina and Gerve McCoy, Antioch, Calif.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jerry Preast, Alberta, Ohio, David and Pam Preast, Daniels, W.Va., Robert and Helen Preast, Albany, Ohio, George and Helen Preast, Crouse; grandchildren, Travis, Zachary, Joshua and Seth Preast, John Henry, William and Caroline Clemmer, Natalie and Chris Elswick, Jacob St. Laurent, Matthew Richie, Kevin and Emily West, Alex and Aaron Ruiz
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia, Rev. Jerry Lumston
INTERMENT: Greenwood Cemetery, Belmont
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, funeral home
PALLBEARERS: John Elswick, Pedro Ruiz, Travis Preast, Jim Broome, Jimmy Hart, Jeff Clemmer
MEMORIALS: Hospice of Gaston County, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia 28053 or National Multiple Sclerosis Society, P.O. Box 241535, Charlotte 28224

James Patrick Beaty
GASTONIA — James Patrick Beaty, 72, 3846 Beaty Road, died March 27, 2000, at Gaston Memorial Hospital.
He was a native of Gaston County, son of the late Lawrence and Bessie Featherstone Beaty, attended Sandy Plains Baptist Church, Army veteran, retired supervisor from Burlington Industries, Cramerton, member of Belmont Moose Lodge.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Lea Morris, Renee’ Hamby, Gastonia; brother, Neil Miller, Harrisburg; sisters, Dorothy Denton, Janie Bryson, Gastonia; grandson, Patrick Helton, Gastonia; granddaughter, Cathrine Hamby, Charlotte
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Wednesday, McLean Funeral Directors, Rev. Steve Beam
BURIAL: Sandy Plains Baptist Church Cemetery
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, funeral home
PALLBEARERS: Danny, Ronnie, David and Freddie Denton, Gary McCaslin, Eric Kaguyutan

Bobby Lyman
KINGS MOUNTAIN — Bobby Richard Lyman, 66, 1339 Phifer Road, died March 27, 2000 at Gaston Memorial Hospital, Gastonia.
He was a native of Gaston County, son of the late Robert Zero and Myra Sue Pressley Lyman, brother of several late siblings, retired welder from Rhyne Floral Supply and forklift operator for Ti-Caro, member of New Beginnings Church of Jesus Christ, Kings Mountain.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Kathleen Parks Lyman; daughters and sons-in-law, Renee and Doug Carmin, St. Cloud, Fla., Rhonda and Butch England, Bessemer City, Cindy and J.R. Lockhart, Kings Mountain; sons and daughter-in-law, Bobby William Lyman, Gastonia, Frank and Ginny Haas, Charlotte; brother, J.P. Lyman, Mount Holly; sisters, Ruby Mayhew, Mount Holly, Myrtle Forbes, Concord; grandchildren, Shannon Aldridge, St. Cloud, Casey England, Bessemer City, Ashley and Brooke Lockhart, Kings Mountain, Amber and Courtney Lyman, Gastonia, Katey and Jamey Haas, Charlotte
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dallas Funeral Home, Rev. Val Dellinger
BURIAL: Gaston Memorial Park
VISITATION: 6-8 tonight, funeral home; other times at the home
MEMORIALS: New Beginnings Church of Jesus Christ, 406 Alan Drive, Kings Mountain 28086

Ryan Michael Mossor
GASTONIA — Ryan Michael Mossor, 8, formerly of New Martinsville, W.Va., died March 26, 2000, at Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte.
He was a student at Webb Street School, involved in Structured Athletics for Challenged Children, qualified for the Special Olympics.
SURVIVORS: Father, Michael Dale Mossor, New Martinsville; mother, Melissa Mae Bungard Mossor, Gastonia; sister, Megan Mossor, Gastonia; paternal grandparents, Dale Mossor, Harrisville, W.Va., Sandra Gatrell, St. Mary’s, W.Va.; maternal grandparents, Rex and Mary Jane Bungard, New Martinsville; paternal great-grandparents, Opal Mason, Cairo, W.Va., Donald Mason, Corning, Ohio, Paul Mossor, Harrisville; maternal great-grandparents, Phillis Yeater, Moundsville, W.Va., Leighlia Bungard, Cameron; maternal great-great-grandmother, Mary Morris, New Martinsville
FUNERAL: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Grisell Funeral Home, New Martinsville
INTERMENT: Northview Cemetery, New Martinsville
VISITATION: 2-4 p.m. today and 7-9 p.m. tonight, funeral home

Zettie Lytton
BELMONT — Zettie Causby Lytton, 79, 203 Henry St., died March 25, 2000 at home.
She was a native of Valdese, daughter of the late John Gray Bynum and Zennie Lane Causby, wife of the late Earl Henry Lytton, sister of the late Russell and Lucy Causby, Ella Whisnant, Julia Sullivan, Essie Maier, co-owner of Lytton’s Cafe, Gastonia, member of Catawba Heights Baptist Church, choir, member of Forty Niners Club of Catawba Heights, member Order of the Eastern Star.
SURVIVORS: Sons and daughters-in-law, Earl and Jackie Lytton, Mount Holly, Jerry B. and Sherry Lytton, Gray and Lisa Lytton, Gastonia; brother, William Causby, Lowell; sister, Ruby Lytton, Mount Holly; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren
FUNERAL: 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Catawba Heights Baptist Church, Revs. Max Pendleton and Raymond Johns
BURIAL: Gaston Memorial Park, Gastonia
VISITATION: 6-8 tonight, Carothers Funeral Home, Belmont
MEMORIALS: Catawba Heights Baptist Church, 311 Belmont-Mount Holly Road, Mount Holly 28120

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