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Gaston County, North Carolina Obituary Collection

Gaston County, North Carolina Obituary Collection - 332

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Date: Thursday, 25 February 2010, at 2:13 p.m.

Narcissus A. Setzer
GASTONIA — Narcissus Adams Setzer, 51, 814 Radio St., died March 18, 2000, at Gaston Memorial Hospital.
She was a native of York County, S.C., daughter of the late Ida Byers and Robert Adams Sr., evangelist, member of Jesus Is Love Holiness Church, Stanley.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Bobby Setzer; daughter, Antonja Collins, Gastonia; son-in-law, Curtis Watson, Charlotte; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ella A. Butt, Chesapeake, Va., Ethel and Ernest Collins, Lula Mae and James Hill, Gastonia; brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert L. and Juanita Adams, Rev. Alexander and Mary Adams, Ernest N. Adams, Gastonia; mother-in-law, Martha Setzer, Gastonia; granddaughters, Tyleisha Freeman, Juan’Queriah Collins, Gastonia; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews
FUNERAL: 3 p.m. Thursday, Jesus Is Love Holiness Church, Bishop Perry Huitt
BURIAL: Hollywood Cemetery
VISITATION: An hour before service, church
ARRANGEMENTS: Costner Funeral Home

Dr. Willis E. Lankford
STANLEY — Dr. Willis Emory Lankford, 75, 332 Upper Stanley Road, died March 20, 2000, at home.
He was a native of Haywood County, son of the late John Linton and Bertha Gibson Lankford, retired evangelist and Church of God Pastor, Army veteran, member of Derita Church of God.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Rev. Jonathan W. Lankford, Kings Mountain, Pastor David Lankford, Stanley, Kenneth Mark Lankford, Rock Hill, S.C.; daughter, Margaret Lanee Lankford Burch, Gastonia; brother, Roy Lankford, Waynesville; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren
FUNERAL: 1 p.m. Thursday, Derita Church of God, Drs. Ronnie Martin and Donnie Smith, Rev. Y.Z. Isaacs
INTERMENT: Mecklenburg Memorial Park
VISITATION: 6:30-8:30 tonight, the church
MEMORIALS: Derita Church of God, P.O. Box 26871, Charlotte 28262
ARRANGEMENTS: Woodlawn Funeral Home, Mount Holly

Virginia S. Graves
GASTONIA — Virginia Faye Skidmore Graves, 76, died March 20, 2000, at Gaston Manor.
She was a native of Gaston County, daughter of the late James and Sally Younts Skidmore, wife of the late Alonzo Clifton Graves, preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters, retired from textile industry, member of Solid Rock Baptist Church of Stanley.
SURVIVORS: Sons and daughters-in-law, Freddie and Brenda Graves, Hickory, Danny and Cheryl Graves, Charlotte, Bruce Graves, Gastonia; grandchildren, Laranda Isenhower, Joseph Hatley, Hickory, Brian Graves, Rock Hill, S.C., Kevin Graves, Charlotte; great-grandchildren, Brandi Sayles, Nikki Lytton, Hickory
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. today, Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia, Pastor Shady Lane
BURIAL: Gaston Memorial Park
VISITATION: One hour before service, funeral home
PALLBEARERS: Larry, Acie and Lacey Wells, Brian Graves, Joseph Hatley
MEMORIALS: Hospice of Gaston County, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia 28053

Rebecca B. Bostian
ROCKWELL — Rebecca Bost Bostian, 78, 155 Rock Grove Church Road, died March 21, 2000, at home.
She was a native of Rowan County, daughter of the late Charlie Banks Bost and Mattie Harris Bost Gardner, wife of the late Harold Brown Bostian, member of Rock Grove Methodist Church, a homemaker, graduate of J.W. Cannon High School.
SURVIVORS: Son and daughter-in-law, Steven Wayne and Brenda Bostian, Gastonia; sister, Dorothy Bost Middleton, Kannapolis; grandchildren, Brice and Banks Bostian
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 2 p.m. today, Rock Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Rev. Jamie Hamrick
VISITATION: 12:45-1:45 today, the church
MEMORIALS: Rock Grove United Methodist Church, 1110 Shuping Mill Road, Salisbury 28146
ARRANGEMENTS: Whitley’s Funeral Home, Kannapolis

Carl M. Brackett
LAWNDALE — Carl McCoy Brackett, 80, 1264 Belwood Lawndale Road, died March 20, 2000, at VA Medical Center, Asheville.
He was a native of Burke County, son of the late Dewey Clarence and Mattie Eathel Mosteller Brackett, brother of the late Lee, Lona and Eathel Brackett, retired from PPG, member of St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, Army veteran of World War II, European Theater.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Estelle Buff Brackett; sons and daughter-in-law, Rev. Carroll and Phyllis Brackett, Kings Mountain, Rickey Keith Brackett,Casar; daughter, Joy Anita Teague, Granite Falls; brothers, Lonnie Brackett, Wilkesboro, C.D. Brackett Jr., Lenoir, Edgar Brackett, Cherryville, Fred Brackett, Lancaster, S.C.; sisters, Pauline Unverzagt, Evelyn Smith, Cherryville, Geneva Colvard, Rebecca Osborne, Lenoir, Eva Hoyle, Lawndale, Virginia Brooks, Morganton; grandchildren, Brian, Shelley and Donnie Brackett, Michelle Rowland, Christopher and Gabrielle Teague; great-grandchildren, Jamie and Jesse Greene, Alexis Rowland
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Thursday, Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston, Revs. Fred Hill, Cecil Buff and Steve Kiser
BURIAL: Rose Hill Memorial Park
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, funeral home
MEMORIALS: St. Peter’s United Methodist Church Youth, 5701 Fallston Road, Lawndale 28090

Bill Holtzclaw
CHERRYVILLE — Willie Randal "Bill" Holtzclaw, 92, 2748 Clineland Road, Box 6, died March 21, 2000, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center, Shelby.
He was a native of Jefferson, Ga., son of the late Cagey and Rodie Holtzclaw, preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters, member of Gospel Way Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Florence Denton Holtzclaw; son and daughter-in-law, Manley and Janet Holtzclaw, Cherryville; daughters and son-in-law, Elizabeth Ann Willis, Ponese Holtzclaw, Cathy and Barry Eaker, Cherryville; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, number of nieces and nephews
FUNERAL: 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston, Rev. Herman Simpson
BURIAL: Rose Hill Memorial Park
VISITATION: 6:30-8:30 tonight, funeral home, other times at the home of Barry and Cathy Eaker, 830 Mary’s Grove Road, Cherryville

William F. Ouzts
GASTONIA — William F. "Bill" Ouzts, 70, 2004 Carol Drive and Schulls Mill Road, Blowing Rock, died March 21, 2000, at Gaston Memorial Hospital.
He was a native of Gaston County, son of the late James Luther and Mattie Lee Mosley Ouzts, husband of the late Durene Taylor Ouzts, brother of the late Eugene, Robert, Charles and Clyde Ouzts, 1948 honor graduate and salutatorian of Lowell High School, high school athlete, graduate of Kings Business College, Charlotte, Air Force veteran of Korean War, member of the Presbyterian Church of Lowell, former deacon, Victory Baptist Church, Gastonia, retired from Johnson Motor Lines/Riss International, where he worked as controller, also employed by Security Forces Inc., avid golfer, member of Toast Masters Club.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Mary Tate Ouzts; sons, Randy Taylor Ouzts, Gastonia, Rodney Max Ouzts, Greensboro; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary Neil Hayes, Gladys and Alvin Garver, Gastonia; stepson and spouse, Darrell and Frieda Tate, Lowell; stepgrandsons, Rob and Adam Tate, Lowell; former mother-in-law, Mabel Taylor, Gastonia; former sister-in-law, Joann Davis, Gastonia; former sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Sue and John Andringa, Gastonia; nieces and nephews
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Thursday, Presbyterian Church of Lowell, Rev. Tim Arnold
BURIAL: Gaston Memorial Park
VISITATION: 7-8:30 tonight, McLean Funeral Directors
MEMORIALS: Presbyterian Church of Lowell, 207 E. First St., Lowell 28098

Theron L. Wright
LINCOLNTON — Theron Lee Wright, 80, 3288 North Maiden Highway, died March 21, 2000, at Lincoln Nursing Center.
He was a native of Cleveland County, son of the late Cletus and Florence Hayes Wright, brother of the late Cloe Williams, Thelma Morgan, Ezell Bracket and Woodrow Wright, grandfather of the late Kevin Lee Wright Jr., worked for Pilot Life Insurance Co., Navy veteran of World War II, member of McKendree United Methodist Church.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Sybil Biggerstaff Wright; sons, Michael Wright, Lincolnton, Kevin Wright, Nashville; brothers, Harol Wright, Ellenboro, Carol Wright, Shelby, Colon Wright, Marion; granddaughters, Tammy Wright, Nashville, Kimberly W. Travis and McKenzie Wright, Lincolnton; great-grandson, Kenan Travis, Lincolnton
FUNERAL: 3 p.m. Thursday, McKendree United Methodist Church, Rev. Deval Mason
BURIAL: Church cemetery
VISITATION: 7-8:30 tonight, Warlick Funeral Home
MEMORIALS: McKendree United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 426, Lincolnton 28093

Sarah H. Hamrick
SHELBY — Sarah Houser Hamrick, 89, 604 Charles Road, died March 21, 2000, at White Oak Manor, Kings Mountain.
She was a native of Cleveland County, daughter of the late Charles John and Elizabeth Anthony Houser, wife of the late William Harold Hamrick, mother of the late H. Joe Hamrick, mother-in-law of the late Marjorie Lutz Hamrick, sister of the late Jack Kirby, Matilda Eberhart, Cordia Ramsey, Ruby Nicklin, Ruth McDaniel and Margaret Smith, member of Central United Methodist Church, homemaker.
SURVIVORS: Sons and daughters-in-law, Jim R. and Patricia Hamrick, New Smyrna Beach, Fla., Evelyn and Larry Hamrick Sr., Kings Mountain; daughter and son-in-law, Sarah Elizabeth Hamrick and Stuart Blanton, Chads Ford, Pa.; grandchildren and spouses, Ellen Hamrick and Bob Patten, Charlotte, James Crenshaw and Elizabeth Hamrick, Savannah, Ga., Florrie and Larry Hamrick Jr., Kings Mountain, Rev. Patrick Hamrick, Winston-Salem, Kimberly Hamrick and Kary James, Jupiter, Fla., Kelli Hamrick and Jeff Clevenger, Shelby, Kevin and Susie Blanton, Harrisburg, Pa., Brendan and Amy Blanton, Wilmington, Del.; great-grandchildren, Shaw, Lizzie, Lindsay and Molly Hamrick, Tyler and Clay James, Aaron, Ashley and Josh Clevenger, Natalie Blanton
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Thursday, Central United Methodist Church, Dr. Joe Reeves
BURIAL: Private
VISITATION: After service, church
MEMORIALS: Central United Methodist Church, 200 E. Marion St., Shelby 28150
ARRANGEMENTS: Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home

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