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Gaston County, North Carolina Obituary Collection
(From Various Funeral Homes in the Gastonia, Belmont, Mount Holly, Lowell, Cherryville,
Bessemer City and the surrounding area. Many obituaries are represented from Kings Mountain,
Lincolnton, and Stanley.)

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Gaston County, North Carolina Obituary Collection

Gaston County, North Carolina Obituary Collection - 421

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Date: Saturday, 27 February 2010, at 9:48 a.m.

Valery S. Garrison
KINGS MOUNTAIN — Valery Sadler Garrison, 51, 104 Cameron Drive, died June 17, 2000, at Gaston Memorial Hospital, Gastonia.
She was a native of Gaston County, member of First Lady of New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church, Rock Hill, S.C., where she served as director of the youth, Sunday school teacher of the adult class and sang in the mass choir.
SURVIVORS: Rev. Dr. Willie Garrison, husband; daughters and sons-in-law, Shonda and Vaughn Hall Jr., Lexington, Ky., Monique and Robert Hill, Omaha, Neb.; son, Donavan Garrison, Kings Mountain; parents, John and Ruth Kimble, Gastonia; grandchildren, Ryan Hill, Omaha, Nataesia Garrison, Gastonia; sisters and brothers-in-law, Shirley and Joe Dye, Elouise and Willie Pettus, New York City, Janice and Bradley Feaster, Gastonia; brothers and sisters-in-law, Kenneth and Arlene Sadler, Atlanta, Ga., Cecil and Christine Sadler, Belmont, Castadale and Carolyn Sadler, Gastonia, Mark and Ometa Sadler, Kernersville, Michael and Sandra Sadler, Gastonia; sister-in-law and husband, Yvonne and David Adams, Columbus, Ga.; adopted sisters, Angela Ashley and Donna Riddle, Gastonia; special niece, D’ericka Feaster, Gastonia
FUNERAL: 4 p.m. Thursday, Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Billy D. Houze
BURIAL: Gaston Memorial Park
VISITATION: One hour before service, church
ARRANGEMENTS: Costner Funeral Home

Allen Lewis
STANLEY — Allen "Hambone" Lewis, 83, 114 Lineberger Road, died June 18, 2000, at Gaston Memorial Hospital, Gastonia.
He was a native of Gaston County, son of the late Shakespear and Lugine Smith Lewis.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Sarah L. Lewis; daughters, Mary Jane Lewis, Stanley, Linda L. Melton, Stanley, Lucille Thomas, Gastonia; son, James Allen Lewis, Belmont; sisters, Pauline L. McCorkle, Charlotte, Mary Balock, Lincolnton; grandsons, Jermaine, Marlon R. and Cedric T. Melton, Stanley, Anthony Turner, Gastonia, Robert Turner, Dallas, Marcus Turner, Charlotte; nine great-grandchildren
FUNERAL: 3 p.m. Thursday, Springfield Memorial Baptist Church, Rev. David Lindsay
BURIAL: West Creek Cemetery, Mount Holly
VISITATION: One hour before service, church
ARRANGEMENTS: Costner Funeral Home

Willie F. Goude
MOORESVILLE — Willie Addeline Fender Goude, 93, formerly of Gastonia, died June 25, 2000, at Brian Center Nursing Home.
She was a native of Bamburg County, S.C., wife of the late Neil "Henry" Goude, daughter of the late John Wesley and Harriett Eizabeth Priester Fender, homemaker, member of First Presbyterian Church, Mooresville.
SURVIVORS: Son, Douglas Franklin Goude, Denver; daughter, Judith Goude Jordan, Davidson; grandchildren, Dawn Cline, Frank Goude, Gastonia, Michelle Saubier, Concord, Judith Getzlaff, Cleveland, Harvie Jordan III, Mobile, Ala., Jeffery Jordan, Falls Church, Va., Andrew Jordan, Mooresville; 15 great-grandchildren
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Six brothers, five sisters
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Gaston Memorial Park, Dr. Fred Coates
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 2 p.m. Wednesday, First Presbyterian Church, Mooresville, Dr. Edwin Lewis
MEMORIALS: First Presbyterian Church, 249 W. McLelland Ave., Mooresville 28115 or Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 11914 Pleasant Hill Drive, Hemingway, S.C. 29554
ARRANGEMENTS: McLean Funeral Directors, Gastonia

Ryan C. Henkel
GASTONIA — Ryan Craig Henkel, 11, 4636 Lenden Hall Court, died June 22, 2000, at Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte.
He was a native of Mecklenburg County.
SURVIVORS: Parents, Andrew Hines and Karen Hurley Henkel, the home; brother, Tyler Andrew Henkel, the home; maternal grandparents, J.E. and Louise Hurley, Mount Holly; paternal grandparents, Bob and Edna Henkel, Clover, S.C.
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: Held 2 p.m. Sunday, Gaston Memorial Park, Rev. Jerry Millwood

Bettye Jamerson Withrow
KINGSTOWN — Bettye Jamerson Withrow, 65, 2132 Kingstown Road, died June 24, 2000, at home.
She was a native of Cleveland County, daughter of the late Harry and Rose Mae Jamerson, graduate of Cleveland High School, attended Knoxville College, retired as lab analyst from Hoechst Celanese Corp. after 25 years of service, served as southwestern district president for the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, Audacian Club Sister, Foothill Herb Society, chief judge of the Board of Elections, Red Cross board member, member of Nancy Wilson Mission Group, co-founder of Kingstown Senior Citizens.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Clarence Withrow; daughters, Sharon and Karen Withrow, Charlotte; son, Raven Guest, Grover; daughter-in-law, Cynthia Guest; sisters, Joan J. Davis, Shelby, Rebecca J. Cabaniss, Minneapolis; brothers, Jerry Jamerson, Raleigh, Thomas Jamerson, Brooklyn, N.Y., Charles Jamerson, Shelby, Larry Jamerson, Greensboro; grandchildren, Brian Withrow, Charlotte, Tina Guest, Grover, Tamisha Holland, Raleigh; great-uncles, Everett and Bill Camp, Shelby; other relatives and friends
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Children, Carolyn, Clarence II and Gregory Withrow
FUNERAL: 3 p.m. Tuesday, Eskridge Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Shelby, Rev. C.D. Montgomery
ARRANGEMENTS: Withrow’s Funeral Home, Kings Mountain

Michael R. Hamilton
GASTONIA — Michael Richard Hamilton, 21, 208 Glenmoor Court, died June 24, 2000, in Elizabeth City.
He was a native of Akron, Ohio, avionics technician for the Coast Guard stationed in Elizabeth City, attained the rank of AVT3, graduate of South Point High School, member of Myers Memorial United Methodist Church.
SURVIVORS: Parents, Larry Richard and Vicky Lynn Welch Hamilton; sister, Kelly Hamilton, the home; paternal grandparents, Paul Hamilton, Virginia Hamilton, Randolph, Ohio; maternal grandfather, John Welch, Killbuck, Ohio
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Carothers Funeral Home, Belmont, Rev. Tom Latimer
BURIAL: Evergreen Cemetery, Cramerton, with full military honors
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, funeral home

SHELBY — Mildred Walker Wilson Smart, 91, died June 24, 2000.
She was the wife of the late G. Edwin "Casey" Turner and E. Frank Smart, daughter of the late Robert Lee and Vashti Walker Wilson, manager of the local Trailways/Greyhound bus terminals for 45 years, founding member of Peach Street Baptist Church, church treasurer for many years, member of First Baptist Church, Shelby.
SURVIVORS: Daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Bill Weaver, the home; son and daughter-in-law, Ed and Suzie Turner, Oxford, Ga.; brother, Robert Wilson, Shelby; sisters-in-law, Alva and Addis Wilson, Shelby; grandchildren and spouses, Sharon W. and Neil Blanton, Punta Gorda, Fla., Robyn W. Putnam, Betsy W. and Terry Bryant, Shelby, Richard Putnam, Mount Holly, Edwin and Kathi Turner, Deidre T. and Paul Slifko, Conyers, Ga., Shena T. and Sean Segrest, Covington, Ga.; great-grandchildren and great-grandson-in-law, Ashley and Emily Putnam, Raleigh, Elizabeth Blanton and Howard Walthall, Birmingham, Ala., Bethany, Fereby and Will Bryant, Shelby, Kaitlin Turner, Chelsie and Anna Slifko, Conyers, Savannah, Grayson and Shelby Segrest, Covington; nieces, Phyllis Hamrick, Barbara Dover, Glenda White; nephews, Neil, Bob and Eddie Wilson; special friends, Louise Green and family, Louise Talbot; caretakers, Ruby McCluney, Shannon Brooks
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Brothers, Neil and Joe Wilson; sister-in-law, Sue Wilson; special friend, Leo Green
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. today, First Baptist Church, Shelby
BURIAL: Elizabeth Baptist Church cemetery
MEMORIALS: First Baptist Church, Shelby; Peach Street Baptist Church or charity of donor’s choice
ARRANGEMENTS: Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home

Evie Edmonson Brackett
SHELBY — Evie Edmonson Brackett, 96, 401 N. Morgan St., died June 25, 2000, at White Oak Manor.
She was a native of Hall County, Ga., wife of the late Fred Alexander Bell and Raymond Brackett, daughter of the late Marion Franklin and Katie Nevada Keys Edmonson, homemaker, member of Second Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, Frances B. Lewis, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; stepdaughter, Mozelle Willis, Shelby; brother and sister-in-law, Boyd and Esther Edmonson, Shelby; 14 grandchildren
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Daughter, Dorothy L. Black
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Clay-Barnette Funeral Home, Rev. R.A. Brackett
BURIAL: Zoar Baptist Church cemetery
VISITATION: One hour before the service, funeral home

BESSEMER CITY — Lorena Bowers Long, 77, 404 W. Ormand Ave., died June 24, 2000, at Gaston Memorial Hospital, Gastonia.
She was a native of Cleveland County, wife of the late James C. Long, daughter of the late Roy and Cora Wallace Bowers.
SURVIVORS: Son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Brenda Long, Bessemer City; brother and sister-in-law, Earl and Mattie Bowers, Rutherford; grandchildren, Scott and Tammy Long, Kings Mountain; great-grandchildren, Amanda and Jonathan Long
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Brothers, Horace Eugene and Fred Bowers
FUNERAL: 3 p.m. Tuesday, First Church of the Nazarene, Kings Mountain, Rev. Mike Daugherty
BURIAL: Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain
VISITATION: 6-8 tonight, Greene Funeral Service, Westside Chapel; other times at the home
PALLBEARERS: Dean, Dean Jr. and Billy Davis, David and Scott Styles, Todd Ivey

YORK, S.C. — Betty Jo Johnson Ferguson, 59, 233 Charlotte St., died June 24, 2000, at Piedmont Medical Center, Rock Hill, S.C.
She was a native of Rock Hill, wife of the late John Bell Ferguson Sr., daughter of the late Julian and Nora Lee Brock Johnson, homemaker, member of Bright Light Freewill Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Son, John Bell Ferguson Jr., Monroe; daughter, Brenda Kay Ferguson Medlin, the home; brother, Earl Johnson, York; sister, Judy J. Sauso, Sharon, S.C.; two grandchildren
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Three children
FUNERAL: 4 p.m. Tuesday, Bratton Funeral Home, Revs. Olivine Martin, Richard Pitts
BURIAL: Rose Hill Cemetery
VISITATION: 6-8 tonight, funeral home
MEMORIALS: Betty Jo Ferguson Memorial Fund, c/o Bratton Funeral Home, P.O. Box 340, York, S.C. 29745

CHERRYVILLE — Jody Woods Wright, 87, Carolina Care Center, formerly of Shelby, died June 24, 2000, at her residence.
She was a native of Tifton, Ga., wife of the late Forrest Paul Wright, daughter of the late William Benjamin and Sarah Jackson Woods, homemaker, retired private duty nurse, member of Zion Baptist Church, Faith Sunday school class, Zoe Lutz Circle.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Carroll Dean, William Thomas and Paul Dennis Wright, Shelby; daughter, Sarah Wright Wilson, Fort Mill, S.C.; brothers, Ted and Bill Woods, Shelby, Jim and Clyde Woods, Ocala, Fla., Robert Woods, Fort Payne, Ala.; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Brothers, J.E. and Woodrow Woods; daughter, Grace Wright Palmer; sister, Jewel Woods Towery
FUNERAL: 4 p.m. Tuesday, Zion Baptist Church, Rev. Russell Fitts
BURIAL: Church cemetery
VISITATION: 7-8:30 tonight, Clay-Barnette Funeral Home
MEMORIALS: Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby 28150

YORK, S.C. — David Richard "Baby" Wade, 39, died June 21, 2000 at Piedmont Medical Center, Rock Hill, S.C.
He was a native of York, son of the late Sam and Frances Simpson Wade, sanitation engineer for the city of Clover, S.C., where he had worked for 12 years, member of St. Luke No. 1 Baptist Church in Sharon, S.C., graduate of York High School.
SURVIVORS: Sisters, Pauline Lytle, Sharon, Inez Wade McCoy, Gastonia; brothers, Alvin Wade, Washington, D.C., George and John Pratt Wade, Gastonia, Donald and Luther Wade, Sharon, Joe Lee Wade, Summerville, S.C.
FUNERAL: 1 p.m. today, St. Luke No. 1 Baptist Church, Rev. A.A. Bankhead, body will be placed in church one hour before service
BURIAL: Church cemetery
ARRANGEMENTS: Wright Funeral Home

MOUNT HOLLY — William Daniel Crumpton, 69, 1008 W. Catawba St., died June 24, 2000, at Gaston Memorial Hospital, Gastonia.
He was a native of Spartanburg County, S.C., son of the late Eugene Madison and Mamie Koon Crumpton, Korean War Army veteran.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Patricia Bush Crumpton; sons, William D. Crumpton Jr., Santa Fe, N.M., Jimmy Dean, John Doyle and Donald Edward Crumpton, Gastonia, Duane Curtis Crumpton, Mexico, N.Y.; stepsons, Darrell Harvey Ramey, Gastonia, Jeffrey Eric Ramey, High Shoals; daughters, Brenda Gail DuMont, Mary Jane Bonoffski, Fulton, N.Y., Frances Marie Stevens, Mexico, N.Y., Michelle Lee Petrie, Mount Holly; stepdaughters, Teresa Diane Freeman, Hattiesburg, Miss., Donna Faye Barber, Mount Holly; brother, Rev. Jim Crumpton, Cherryville; sister, Doris Naomi Crumpton, Bessemer City; 26 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Greene Funeral Service, Southside Chapel, Rev. Roy Clark
BURIAL: North Volney Cemetery, Fulton, N.Y.
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, funeral home; other times at the home of Michelle Petrie, 120 Howie St., Mount Holly
MEMORIALS: Heart Society of Gaston County, 220 E. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia 28052

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