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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 - 448

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Date: Saturday, 27 February 2010, at 8:44 p.m.

Annie B. Seagraves
GASTONIA - Annie Bowles Seagraves, 99, formerly of Poston Circle, six-year resident of Belaire Health Care Center, died Aug. 2, 2000, at Gaston Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Commerce, Ga., daughter of the late William and Mary Rogers Bowles, wife of the late William "Doc" Seagraves, retired from Firestone Mills, member of West Franklin Avenue Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, Mary Lucille Putnam Standridge, Gastonia; daughter-in-law, Hattie Seagraves; 15 grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; nephews and nieces
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Sons, J.H. "Euel" and Ambra Jewel "Bud" Seagraves; three brothers and four sisters
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Friday, Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia, Captain Gregory Scott Mull
BURIAL: Hollywood Cemetery
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, funeral home

Robert B. ‘Bob’ Ghantt
RANLO — Robert Brown "Bob" Ghantt, 68, 3712 Mitchem Road, died Aug. 1, 2000, at Gaston Memorial Hospital, Gastonia. He was a native of Chester County, S.C., son of the late William Perry and Mary Ella Price Ghantt, co-pastor, Sunday school teacher and musician at Revival Time for Jesus Church, Ranlo, retired maintenance technician and electrician with Hunter Douglas Pleated Shades.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Rev. Shirley B. Ghantt, the home; sons and daughters-in-law, Matthew J. Ghantt, Wesley S. and Julia Ghantt, Bobby S. and Angie Ghantt, Ranlo, Jeffery L. and Teresa Ghantt, Gastonia; daughters and son-in-law, Linda and Bruce Head, Kathy Kephart, Dallas; brother, Perry Gene Ghantt, Otto; sister, Helen Manns, Dallas; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Brothers, Scott William, James Edward and Harvey Samuel Ghantt
FUNERAL: 3:30 p.m., Revival Time for Jesus Church, Rev. Jerry Grogan, honorary pastors
BURIAL: Gaston Memorial Park, Gastonia
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, the church
PALLBEARERS: Dean Goodson, Derrick and Isreal Hughes, Travis Kephart, Rick Kimray, Robert Kitchen, Stacey Long, Mike Smith
HONORARY PALLBEARERS: Steve Hall, Ricky Walters
MEMORIALS: Revival Time for Jesus Church, 1416 Spencer Mountain Road, Ranlo 28054
ARRANGEMENTS: Greene Funeral Service, Southside Chapel

Mary G. Shaffer
IRON STATION - Mary G. Shaffer, 77, 792 Trinity Lane, died Aug. 2, 2000, at home. She was a native of Charlotte, wife of the late John Henry Shaffer Jr., lived in Iron Station since 1987, a homemaker.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Jack L. Shaffer, Iron Station, John Henry Shaffer III, West Palm Beach, Fla.; grandchildren, Donnie Shaffer, Iron Station, John Henry Shaffer IV, Plano, Texas, Tonya M. Shaffer, Statesville; four great-grandchildren
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 11 a.m. Friday, Sharon Memorial Park, Charlotte, Rev. Karen Moore
MEMORIALS: Hospice of Lincoln County, 107 N. Cedar St., Lincolnton 28092
ARRANGEMENTS: Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton

James B. Current Sr.
GASTONIA - James Bruce Current Sr., 83, 616 Lowell Ave., died Aug. 1, 2000, at home. He was a native of Gaston County, son of the late Troy and Bessie Penell Current, husband of the late Othelia B. Current, former member of McAdenville Methodist Church, Sunday school teacher, lay pastor, current member of Presbyterian Church of Lowell, Army veteran of World War II.
SURVIVORS: Son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Joan Current, Gastonia; daughter, Elaine Carpenter, Gastonia; grandchildren, Kim Prestwood, Tracie Ward, Jeff Current, Kathy Keener, Ricky Current, Barbie Smith; six great-grandchildren
FUNERAL: 1 p.m. Friday, Presbyterian Church of Lowell, Revs. Tim Arnold, Rob Hinman
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Son, Don Current; daughter, Barbara C. Berrong
BURIAL: Gaston Memorial Park
VISITATION: One hour before service, the church
MEMORIALS: Presbyterian Church of Lowell, 207 E. First St., Lowell 28098
ARRANGEMENTS: McLean Funeral Directors

BELMONT - Carl Stanford Haynes, 70, 3147 South Point Road, died July 31, 2000, at home. He was a native of Lincoln County, son of the late Roland and Eva Georgia Hoyle Haynes, retired supervisor with the Gaston County school system, Army veteran, member of the Wildlife Club where he served several times as president and on the board of directors, avid outdoors man.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Linda Hough Haynes; son and daughter-in-law, Steven P. and Donna Haynes of Cornelia, Ga.; grandchildren, John, Travis and Emily Haynes; brothers and sisters-in-law, Herman J. and Sue Haynes of Sherills Ford, Charles R. and Hester Haynes, Hoyle L. and Jo Haynes, Bessemer City, Raleigh R. and Lois Haynes of Port Townsend, Wash.; sisters and brother-in-law, Madge H. and Ben Houser of Cherryville, Ola Kampmann of Clinton, Mo.; sisters-in-law, Frances and Kathryn Haynes
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Brothers, Roy L. and Raymond B. Haynes; sister, Elena H. Black; brothers-in-law, Will Black and Dean Kampmann
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. today, Wildlife Club, Pastor Allan Sinclair
BURIAL: Gaston Memorial Park, Gastonia
MEMORIALS: Hospice of Gaston County, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia, 28053
ARRANGEMENTS: Carothers Funeral Home, Belmont

Violet M. Yates
KINGS MOUNTAIN - Violet Irene Morris Yates, 91, 419 Stroup St., died July 31, 2000, at her daughter’s home. She was a native of Gaston County, daughter of the Late Jessie Barrett and Mattie Johnson Barrett Vines, wife of the late John Marshall Yates, member of Saint Matthew’s Lutheran Church, homemaker.
SURVIVORS: Sons and daughters-in-law, Rondall and Linda Brooks Yates, Gastonia, Gene and Betty Flowers Yates of Dublin, Ga., Edward Yates of Kings Mountain; daughters, Willie Morris Byers, Gastonia, Linda Yates Martin, Kings Mountain; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchilren; seven great-great-grandchildren.
FUNERAL: 3 p.m. today, Faith Baptist Church, Rev. J.R. Robbins
INTERMENT: Mountain Rest Cemetery
VISITATION: At the home of Linda Yates Martin, 1008 Linwood Road

Beckie Stewart
KINGS MOUNTAIN - Beckie Stewart, 72, 227 Farris Road, died Aug, 2, 2000, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center. She was a native of Cleveland County, daughter of the late Joseph Grason and Minnie Besless Ware Hicks, wife of the late Lawrence "Bud" Stewart, member of Dixon Presbyterian Church, retired textile worker, a homemaker.
SURVIVORS: Sons and daughter-in-law, Tony and Renee Stewart, Mike Stewart, Kings Mountain; daughter and fiance, Debbie Stewart and Maynard Bradley, Shelby; brothers, Bob Hicks, Des Moines, Iowa, Jack Hicks, Wisconsin; sisters, Nina Parks, Nebo, Verna Pressley, Blacksburg, S.C., Shirley Adams, Spartanburg, S.C., Lillian Dwyer, Virginia, Melba Hemmings, Winston-Salem, Ruth Allison, Old Fort; grandchildren, Kelly and Angie Stewart, Russ and Cassie Turner, Jodi Harris, Cindy Ferguson, Eric and Tina Hoyle, Corky Scalingl, Seth Bradley
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Friday, Dixon Presbyterian Church, Revs. Allan Sinclair, Bill Adams
BURIAL: Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Blacksburg, S.C.
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, Harris Funeral Home
MEMORIALS: Dixon Presbyterian Church Recreation Building Fund, 602 Dixon School Road, Kings Mountain 28086

Helen P. Jenkins
STANLEY — Helen Parnell Jenkins, 77, formerly of Chestnut St., died Aug. 2, 2000, at Gaston Memorial Hospital, Gastonia. She was a native of Lancaster, S.C., daughter of the late George and Dottie Harris Parnell, wife of the late James Cameron and Ray Jenkins, retired from Rex Mills No. 2, former employee of Dixie Yarns for 11 years, member of Welcome Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, Nancy Earnhardt; sisters, Dorothy Oates, Black Mountain, Josephine Chapman, Stanley; brother, Rev. James Abernathy, Stanley; grandson, Johnny Earnhardt, Dallas; granddaughter, Donna Stone, Cherryville; three great-grandchildren;
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 11 a.m. Friday, Gaston Memorial Park, Gastonia, Rev. James Abernathy
VISITATION: 7-8:30 tonight, Carothers Funeral Home, Stanley
MEMORIALS: Charity of donor’s choice

Jane Monroe Brendle
KINGS MOUNTAIN - Jane Monroe Brendle, 55, 511 Long Branch Road, died Aug. 2, 2000, at home. She was a native of Robeson County, wife of the late Rev. Jeff Brendle, daughter of the late William Kermit and Pearle Britt Monroe, owner of the workshop at Blackberry Hedge, member of Putnam Memorial Baptist Church, Agape Sunday school class and choir, former member of Elizabeth Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Daughters and sons-in-law, Quinne and Jamie Bridges, Boiling Springs, Paige and Josh Timer, Shelby; brothers, Sandy Thomas Monroe, Lumberton, William K. Monroe Jr., San Antonio; grandson, Max Timer
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Friday, Putnam Memorial Baptist Church, Rev. Bryan Glisson
BURIAL: Elizabeth Baptist Church cemetery
VISITATION: 6-8 tonight, Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home
MEMORIALS: Elizabeth Baptist Church, Joseph Tallent Fund, 301 N. Post Road, Shelby 28158 or Putnam Baptist Church, Timothy Project, 1146 Country Home Road, Shelby 28152

Mary Helen K. Sullivan
SHELBY - Mary Helen Kreykes Sullivan, 76, 716 Branton Drive, died Aug. 1, 2000, at V.A. Medical Center, Asheville. She was a native of Sioux City, Iowa, daughter of the late Fred S. and Hattie Vandervelde Kreykes, retired private elementary school teacher and child care worker, member of Belgrade United Methodist Church, North Mankato, Minn., was one of the first to enlist in the Navy as a W.A.V.E. and obtained the rank of Chief Petty Officer, served in World War II Hospital Corps at Parris Island.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Mark Sullivan, Dexter, Mich., David Randahl Sullivan, Eugene, Ore., Robert E. Sullivan, Norfolk, Va.; daughter, Mary Lopez, Shelby; brother, Keith Kreykes, St. Peter, Minn.; sisters, Frances Anderson, St. Peter, Wanda Rannigar, New Ulm, Minn.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Brother, Martin Kreykes; sister, Blanche K. Webster
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Saturday, Woodland Hills Funeral Home, Mankato, Minn.
BURIAL: Woodland Hills Cemetery
VISITATION: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home, Shelby

MOUNT HOLLY - Alice Merrill Huffstetler, 74, 300 Eastwood Drive, died Aug. 2, 2000. She was the wife of the late Wade Hampton Huffstetler, retired as supervisor with Southern Bell, member of Telephone Pioneers, Mount Holly Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, Tuckaseege Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Daughter and son-in-law, Martha and Grant Gabriel, Fayetteville; brother, Gene Merrill, Gastonia; sister, Corrie Hayes, Denver; grandson, Ryan G. Gabriel
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 3 p.m. Friday, Woodlawn Funeral Home, Mount Holly, Rev. Doug Bryant; send condolences to
MEMORIALS: Tuckaseege Baptist Church, 511 Tuckaseege Road, Mount Holly 28120

DENVER — Nancy Patterson Sossamon, 67, 8197 Tranquil Harbor Lane, died Aug. 2, 2000, at Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte. She was a native of Mount Holly, daughter of the late Johnny Jerome and Gertrude Marie Skidmore Patterson, owner and operator of Kathy Yarn Company, member of Ridgeview Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Tommy Sossamon, Denver, Dale Sossamon, Gastonia; daughters, Marie Turnipseed, Dawn Price, Lowesville, Cathy Conrad, Elkin, W. Va.; brothers, Billy Joe and Red Patterson, Stanley; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Sister, Jeam Rose Griffin
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 2 p.m. Friday, Gaston Memorial Park, Gastonia, Rev. Jerry Stanfield
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, Carothers Funeral Home, Mount Holly

CHARLOTTE - Joe Carroll Thomas Jr., 47, formerly of Charlotte, died July 27, 2000, at home in Cherokee. He was a music major at Brevard College, graduate of Western Carolina University with a B.S. in psychology, owned and operated Thomas Paint Contracting and Construction Co., Boulder, Colo., Joe’s Snack Bar and Bicycle Rental, Crescent Beach Skating Rink, North Myrtle Beach, S.C., counselor for Hawthorne Heights Children’s Shelter, Bryson City, employed by Wiggins Construction and Realty Co., Bryson City, member of Providence United Methodist Church, Charlotte.
SURVIVORS: Parents, Joe Carroll Sr. and Ruth Stone Thomas, Charlotte; brother and sister-in-law, Jerry B. and Angela T. Thomas, Charlotte; sister and brother-in-law, Angela T. and Dale E. Brown, Atlanta; nephews, Brian, Brandon and Jonathan Thomas, Charlotte, Thomas Brown, Atlanta; nieces Katherine and Elizabeth Brown, Atlanta
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 2 p.m. Saturday, Providence United Methodist Church, Rev. George E. Thompson
VISITATION: After service, church
MEMORIALS: Hawthorne Heights Children’s Shelter, P.O. Box 1715, Bryson City 28713 or Providence United Methodist Church, 2810 Providence Road, Charlotte 28211
ARRANGEMENTS: Hankins & Whittington, Dilworth Chapel, Charlotte

Wade McLamb
CROUSE — Ransom "Wade" McLamb, 75, 746 Whitesides Road, died Aug. 2, 2000, at home. He was a native of Harnett, son of the late Frad and Bessie T. McLamb, member of Davis Memorial Baptist Church, former Sunday school superintendent for 24 years, Army veteran.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Verna "Jane" Ray McLamb; sons and daughters-in-law, Ransom Jr. and Wendi McLamb, Crouse, Kenneth Randall and Lynn McLamb, Gastonia; daughters and sons-in-law, Susan Gail and Ray Sanford, Las Vegas, Rhonda Faye and Brian Caldwell, Gastonia, Cynthia Lynne and Duane Hyleman, Melissa Shaun and Dwayne McAllister, Crouse; sisters, Wilma Barbour, Benson, Jean Frick, St. Petersburg, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild
FUNERAL: 3 p.m. Saturday, Davis Memorial Baptist Church, Revs. Ken Lane, Larry McAllister, Paul Rhyne
BURIAL: Westview Gardens
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, Greene Funeral Service, Westside Chapel
PALLBEARERS: Brent and Walter Abercrombie, Ken Ballard, Jason Cordell, Eddie Johnson, Jody Ray
MEMORIALS: Hospice of Gaston County, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia 28053

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