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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 - 467

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Date: Sunday, 28 February 2010, at 11:18 p.m.

Roger D. Anderson
GASTONIA Roger Dale Anderson, 49, 3619 W. Franklin Blvd., died Aug. 12, 2000, at home.
He was a native of Lincoln County, son of the late Jessie Ray and Winnie Eller Anderson.
SURVIVORS: Son, Tim Anderson, Gastonia; daughter, Dawn Moore, Bessemer City; brothers, Wesley Anderson, Gastonia, Michael Anderson, Clover, S.C.; sisters, Janet Spivey, York, S.C., Judy Morgan, Mount Holly, Darlene Garris, Orlando, Fla.; six grandchildren
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 7 tonight, Greene Funeral Service, Westside Chapel, Rev. Roy Clark
BURIAL: Private
VISITATION: One hour before service, funeral home

Larry Elliott
LOWELL Larry "Ronnie" Elliott, 35, 13 Black St., died Aug. 12, 2000, at home.
He was a native of Buncombe County, selfemployed truck driver, served in the Army National Guard, graduate of South Point High School, member of Sharon Free Will Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Jodie "Dawn" Morrow Elliott; father and stepmother, Lawrence E. and Joyce Linda Elliott, Union Mills; mother and stepfather, Linda Williams and Frank Haggins, Morganton; maternal grandmother, Belle Williams Smith, Banner Elk; sons, Dylan Taft Elliott, Gastonia, Gary Kyle Elliott, of the home; daughter, Erin Lee Elliott, Gastonia; stepson, Joey Biddix, of the home; stepbrother, Kenny Ray Willett, Hickory; stepsisters, April Cooley, Charlotte, Meamarci Nealey, Charlotte
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Grandparents, John Edward Williams, Taft and Eva Garrison Elliott
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sharon Freewill Baptist Church, Rev. Odell Cook
BURIAL: Church cemetery
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, McLean Funeral Directors
PALLBEARERS: Eric and Kevin Elliott, Mark Walters, Gary Morrow, Shane Langley, Ernie Burns

WILLIAM R. TURNER
GASTONIA William Riley Turner, 75, 1311 Boyd Road, died Aug. 14, 2000, at home.
He was a native of Aragon, Ga., son of the late William R. and Sara Whiteside Turner, charter member of Chapel Grove Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, member of Masonic Lodge No. 369 where he was a past master mason, certified lecturer, Shriner, Navy veteran of World War II, serving on the USS Texas.
SURVIVORS: Wife of 51 years, Nellie Sparrow Turner; son and daughter-in-law, John and Carol Turner, Boone; daughters and sons-in-law, Gayle T. and Alan Mayhew, Mooresville, Debbie T. and Larry Brackett, Gastonia; brothers, Jerry Turner, Dale City, Va., Carl and Charlie Turner, Kingston, Tenn.; sister, Delores Fritton, Gastonia; grandchildren, Marci M. Morton and Greg Mayhew, Mooresville, Tracy Turner, Boone, Jeff, Charlie and Jon Michael Brackett, Gastonia
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Wednesday, McLean Funeral Directors, Rev. James Lowery
BURIAL: Gaston Memorial Park
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, funeral home
MEMORIALS: Hospice of Gaston County, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia 28053, or Chapel Grove Baptist Church, 716 Camp Rotary Road, Gastonia 28052

Jessie T. Myers
GASTONIA Jessie Taylor Myers, 84, 314 Carolina Ave., died Aug. 14, 2000, at Belaire Health Care Center, Gastonia.
She was a native of Hall County, Ga., daughter of the late Robert and Rena Freeman Taylor, wife of the late Mack Myers, homemaker, member of Loray Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Son, Doug Myers, Gastonia; grandson, Bradley Myers, Gastonia; granddaughter, Taylor Myers, Gastonia; great-granddaughter, Alexys Myers, Gastonia
FUNERAL: 4 p.m. Wednesday, McLean Funeral Directors, Revs. John Bridges, Raymond White
BURIAL: Gaston Memorial Park
VISITATION: 7-8:30 tonight, funeral home; other times at the home
PALLBEARERS: Clyde Auten, T.A. Green, Morgan Guffey, Robert Ballock, Max Glenn and Jerry Guin

Dorothy M. Beaver
LINCOLNTON Dorothy Marie Beaver, 81, Lincoln Nursing Center, formerly of 1668 Poarch Road, died Aug. 14, 2000, at her residence.
She was a native of Cleveland County, daughter of the late Vermon and Lottie Mae Hoyle Johnson, wife of the late John Franklin Beaver Sr., retired textile employee.
SURVIVORS: Sons, John F. Jr. and Wayne Edward Beaver, Wadesboro; daughters, Betty Reep Noles, Ruby Philyaw, Lincolnton, Dorothy Clampitt, Charlotte; brothers, Gene Johnson, Statesville, Lloyd and Calvin Johnson, Lincolnton; sisters, Ruth Willis, Vale, Dessie Shull, Cherryville, Edna Wilfong, Lincolnton, Ethel Houser, Lincolnton; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Warlick Funeral Home, Revs. David Shrum, David Jones
BURIAL: Hollybrook Cemetery
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, funeral home

Lewis P. Rhyne
VALE Lewis Pinkney Rhyne, 75, 4793 Reepsville Road, died Aug. 13, 2000, at Lincoln Medical Center.
He was a native of Lincoln County, son of the late Ellis Linwood and Anna Maude Rebecca Holly Rhyne, retired from the furniture industry, Army veteran of World War II, member of Trinity Lutheran Church, previously served as a volunteer fireman with the Union Volunteer Fire Dept. for over 20 years.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Willena Rhyne; son and daughter-in-law, Eddie D. and Deborah Rhyne, Charlotte; daughters, Debbie R. Crouse, Cathy R. Williams, Vale; grandchildren, Jon and Meri Rhyne, Cory and Casey Williams, Danny Brown; great-grandson, Jacob Brown
FUNERAL: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Trinity Lutheran Church, Rev. Chris Kraft; body will be placed in church 30 minutes before service
BURIAL: Church cemetery
VISITATION: 7-8:30 tonight, Warlick Funeral Home
MEMORIALS: Trinity Lutheran Church Building Fund, 6319 Reepsville Road, Vale 28168

Larry Elliott
LOWELL Larry "Ronnie" Elliott, 35, 13 Black St., died Aug. 12, 2000, at home.
He was a native of Buncombe County, selfemployed truck driver, served in the Army National Guard, graduate of South Point High School, member of Sharon Free Will Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Jodie "Dawn" Morrow Elliott; father and stepmother, Lawrence E. and Joyce Linda Elliott, Union Mills; mother and stepfather, Linda Williams and Frank Haggins, Morganton; maternal grandmother, Belle Williams Smith, Banner Elk; sons, Dylan Taft Elliott, Gastonia, Gary Kyle Elliott, of the home; daughter, Erin Lee Elliott, Gastonia; stepson, Joey Biddix, of the home; stepbrother, Kenny Ray Willett, Hickory; stepsisters, April Cooley, Charlotte, Meamarci Nealey, Charlotte
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Grandparents, John Edward Williams, Taft and Eva Garrison Elliott
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sharon Freewill Baptist Church, Rev. Odell Cook
BURIAL: Church cemetery
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, McLean Funeral Directors
PALLBEARERS: Eric and Kevin Elliott, Mark Walters, Gary Morrow, Shane Langley, Ernie Burns

WILLIAM R. TURNER
GASTONIA William Riley Turner, 75, 1311 Boyd Road, died Aug. 14, 2000, at home.
He was a native of Aragon, Ga., son of the late William R. and Sara Whiteside Turner, charter member of Chapel Grove Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, member of Masonic Lodge No. 369 where he was a past master mason, certified lecturer, Shriner, Navy veteran of World War II, serving on the USS Texas.
SURVIVORS: Wife of 51 years, Nellie Sparrow Turner; son and daughter-in-law, John and Carol Turner, Boone; daughters and sons-in-law, Gayle T. and Alan Mayhew, Mooresville, Debbie T. and Larry Brackett, Gastonia; brothers, Jerry Turner, Dale City, Va., Carl and Charlie Turner, Kingston, Tenn.; sister, Delores Fritton, Gastonia; grandchildren, Marci M. Morton and Greg Mayhew, Mooresville, Tracy Turner, Boone, Jeff, Charlie and Jon Michael Brackett, Gastonia
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Wednesday, McLean Funeral Directors, Rev. James Lowery
BURIAL: Gaston Memorial Park
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, funeral home
MEMORIALS: Hospice of Gaston County, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia 28053, or Chapel Grove Baptist Church, 716 Camp Rotary Road, Gastonia 28052

Lewis P. Rhyne
VALE Lewis Pinkney Rhyne, 75, 4793 Reepsville Road, died Aug. 13, 2000, at Lincoln Medical Center.
He was a native of Lincoln County, son of the late Ellis Linwood and Anna Maude Rebecca Holly Rhyne, retired from the furniture industry, Army veteran of World War II, member of Trinity Lutheran Church, previously served as a volunteer fireman with the Union Volunteer Fire Dept. for over 20 years.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Willena Rhyne; son and daughter-in-law, Eddie D. and Deborah Rhyne, Charlotte; daughters, Debbie R. Crouse, Cathy R. Williams, Vale; grandchildren, Jon and Meri Rhyne, Cory and Casey Williams, Danny Brown; great-grandson, Jacob Brown
FUNERAL: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Trinity Lutheran Church, Rev. Chris Kraft; body will be placed in church 30 minutes before service
BURIAL: Church cemetery
VISITATION: 7-8:30 tonight, Warlick Funeral Home
MEMORIALS: Trinity Lutheran Church Building Fund, 6319 Reepsville Road, Vale 28168

William J. Laine Sr.
GASTONIA William John Laine Sr., 78, 600 S. Kings Drive, died Aug. 13, 2000, at Century Care.
He was a native of New York, son of the late John J. and Alice Merlin-Jones Laine, retired textile executive, World War II Air Force veteran, attended Princeton University.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Pete Laine, Gastonia, William J. Laine Jr., Port St. Joe, Fla.; grandchildren, Sierra Laine, Gastonia, Ryan and Christian Laine, Port St. Joe
ARRANGEMENTS: Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia

Jean L. Weathers
CRAMERTON Jean Catherine Leeper Weathers, 53, 316 Mayflower St., died Aug. 13, 2000, at Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte.
She was a native of Mecklenburg County, daughter of the late Jimmy Leeper, secretary for Gaston-Lincoln Mental Health for 16 years, member of McAdenville Wesleyan Church.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Mitchell T. Weathers; son, Kenneth Weathers, Cramerton; mother, Eva Hamrick Leeper, Gastonia; sister, Leslie Leeper, Gastonia; brothers, James Leeper, Asheville, David Leeper, Bessemer City
FUNERAL: 1 p.m. today, Ward Funeral Home, Gastonia, Rev. Steve Beam
BURIAL: Gaston Memorial Park, Gastonia
PALLBEARERS: Jim and Rudy Weathers, Greg Rumfelt, Max Bost, Jerry and Calvin Helton

WILLIAM R. TURNER
GASTONIA William Riley Turner, 75, 1311 Boyd Road, died Aug. 14, 2000, at home.
He was a native of Aragon, Ga., son of the late William R. and Sara Whiteside Turner, charter member of Chapel Grove Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, member of Masonic Lodge No. 369 where he was a past master mason, certified lecturer, Shriner, Navy veteran of World War II, served on the USS Texas.
SURVIVORS: Wife of 51 years, Nellie Sparrow Turner; son and daughter-in-law, John and Carol Turner, Boone; daughters and sons-in-law, Gail T. and Alan Mayhew, Mooresville, Debbie T. and Larry Brackett, Gastonia; brothers, Jerry Turner, Dale City, Va., Carl and Charlie Turner, Kingston, Tenn.; sister, Delores Fritton, Gastonia; grandchildren, Marci M. and husband Shane Morton, Greg Mayhew, Mooresville, Tracy Turner, Boone, Jeff, Charlie and Jon Michael Brackett, Gastonia
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. today, McLean Funeral Directors, Rev. James Lowery
BURIAL: Gaston Memorial Park
MEMORIALS: Hospice of Gaston County, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia 28053 or Chapel Grove Baptist Church, 716 Camp Rotary Road, Gastonia 28052

Roy R. Murray
GASTONIA Roy Rogers Murray, 80, Gastonia Village, died Aug. 13, 2000, at his residence.
He was a native of Banks City, Ga., son of the late Doom W. and Leila York Murray, retired owner of Murray Machine Co., Army veteran of World War II, reached the rank of Sergeant, awarded the Bronze Star, member of Firestone Wesleyan Church, VFW Post 9337.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Martha Varnadore Murray; daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda Picklesimer and Ronnie Isley, Gastonia, Linda Murray and Richard McManama, Kernersville; sisters, Leola Chambers and Allie Belle Jones, Gastonia; grandchildren, David R. and Richard A. Picklesimer, Linda Allman, Heath McManama; four great-grandchildren
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Two sisters and two brothers
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 4 p.m. today, Gaston Memorial Park, Revs. Clarence McMahan, Bruce Huffstetler; full military honors by World War II Last Man Club
VISITATION: At the home of Martha Murray, 1202 Spencer Ave.; condolence messages may be sent to www.wardfuneral.com
PALLBEARERS: David and Richard Picklesimer, Heath McManama, Robert Murray, Jimmy Allman, Hugh Jones
HONORARY PALLBEARERS: World War II Last Man Club of Gastonia
MEMORIALS: Hospice of Gaston County, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia 28053
ARRANGEMENTS: Ward Funeral Service

Nancy B. Henry
GASTONIA Nancy Bridges Henry, 36, 1533 Stallion Way, died Aug. 14, 2000, at home.
She was a native of Gastonia, 1982 graduate of Ashbrook High School, member of basketball and softball teams, graduate of Lenoir Rhyne College where she also played softball, teacher at Bessemer City Central School, named 1998 Teacher of the Year, nominated for Gaston County Teacher of the Year in 1998, member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Joel W. Henry; sons, Adam Bridges and Justin Meyer Henry, the home; parents, Maynard H. and Lois K. Bridges, Gastonia; brother and sister-in-law, John Lee and Jane Bridges, Gastonia; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Joel T. and Betty Henry, Gastonia; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Grandparents, John and Marian Koppen, Lee Bridges and Geneva Bridges Sisk
FUNERAL: 4 p.m. Thursday, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Rev. Rammy E. Lybrand Jr., Pastor Chris Christopher, Abbot Placid Solari
BURIAL: Gaston Memorial Park
VISITATION: 6-8:30 tonight, McLean Funeral Directors
PALLBEARERS: Dan Shuler, Paul Shives, Jimmy Faulkner, Jeff Sweet, Kevin Franklin, Jimmy Holloway, Larry and Philip Buhrow
MEMORIALS: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 805 S. York St., Gastonia 28052

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