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Gaston County, North Carolina Obituary Collection
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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 - 76

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Date: Tuesday, 23 February 2010, at 1:53 p.m.

Shirley B. Wood
WATERLOO, S.C. Shirley Bridges Wood, 64, 945 Relax St., died Sept. 12, 1999, at Self Memorial Hospital.
She was a native of Gastonia, daughter of the late Robert and Ruth Bridges, retired from George W. Park Seed Co., charter member of New Life Baptist Church, Senior Adult Sunday School Class, choir.
SURVIVORS: Husband, John Wood; daughters, Teresa Howell, Colbert, Ga., Linda Gambrell, Danielsville, Ga., Kay Minyard, Greenville, S.C., Natalie Porter, Waterloo, Sheila Evans, Kennesaw, Ga.; sisters, Jonnie Henry, Gastonia, Roberta Tinkler, Florida; brother, Freddie Bridges, Mooresville; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Wednesday, New Life Baptist Church, Rev. A.L. Tumblin, body will be placed in church one hour before service
BURIAL: Greenwood Memorial Gardens
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, Harley Funeral Home
PALLBEARERS: Cliff Shealy, Roy Ferqueron, Charles Howard, Jerry Franklin, Thomas Hammond, Calvin Cannon, Curtis Wilson
HONORARY ESCORT: Members of Senior Adult Sunday School Class of New Life Baptist Church
ARRANGEMENTS: Harley Funeral Home

Frederick B. Robbs
SHELBY Frederick B. Robbs, 29, 357 Oaks Drive, died Sept. 13, 1999 at Cleveland Regional Medical Center.
ARRANGEMENTS: Withrows Funeral Home

Lloyd Leatherwood Jr.
GASTONIA Lloyd Anderson Leatherwood Jr., 54, 5212 Little Mountain Road, died Sept. 12, 1999, at Gaston Memorial Hospital
He was a native of Gastonia, son of the late Lloyd Anderson Leatherwood Sr., brother of the late Wilma L. Jones, supervisor with Duke Power, member of Calvary Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Kathy Bradley Leatherwood; son and daughter-in-law, Lloyd "Kelly" and Meg Bell Leatherwood III, Gastonia; stepson, Michael Keith Baucom Jr., Belton, S.C.; stepdaughter, Michelle Baucom Biggerstaff, Stanley; mother, Fannie Wray Leatherwood, Gastonia; grandchildren, Stuart, Gates and Ragan Gunn, Gastonia, grandson-to-be, Lloyd Anderson Leatherwood IV; stepgrandchildren, Shawn Michael, Lyndsey Faith and Ryan Bradley Baucom, Jordan Hill Biggerstaff, Lacey Nicole Biggerstaff; nephew and spouse, Andy and Donna Phillips
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Calvary Baptist Church, Revs. Bruce Pittman, Andy Broughton
BURIAL: Evergreen Cemetery, Belmont
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, McLean Funeral Directors, 700 S. New Hope Road
PALLBEARERS: Barry Johnston, Johnny Herndon, Jim Pressley, Hans Johnston, Bob Wade, Tim Bradley, Lee Allman
HONORARY PALLBEARERS Hewey Farmer, Johnny Jefferies, Bill Brock, Jody Blackwell, Floyd Bowman, Gary Merck, Roger Josey, Charlie Harrington, Donnie Clark, Bobby Preston, Bobby Richmond

Ruth Wells Horn
KINGS MOUNTAIN Ruth Wells Horn, 50, 609 Bell Road, died Sept. 12, 1999, at Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte.
She was a native of Gaston County, member of Family Worship Center, Church of God, employee of Ruppe Hosiery.
SURVIVORS: Daughter and son-in-law, Julie Horn and Eric Hicks, Kings Mountain; parents, Marshall and Ethel Whetstine Wells, Kings Mountain; brothers, Steve and Don Wells, Kings Mountain; sisters, Vickie Wells, Kings Mountain, Elaine Walters, Shelby; grandchild, Erica Horn
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Family Worship Center, Church of God, Rev. Roger Woodard
INTERMENT: Mountain Rest Cemetery
VISITATION: 7-8:30 tonight, Harris Funeral Home
MEMORIALS: American Cancer Society, Shelby 28150

Robert T. Finger
LINCOLNTON Robert Theodore Finger, 90, 3204 Long Shoals Road, died Sept. 13, 1999, at Lincoln Medical Center.
He was a native of Lincoln County, son of the late Charlie and Texann Carpenter Finger, retired from Long Shoals Mill.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Lucille Finger; brothers, Claude and Grady Finger, Lincolnton; nieces and nephews
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Warlick Funeral Home, Rev. Ron Haithcock
BURIAL: Pisgah United Methodist Church Cemetery
VISITATION: 7-8:30 tonight, funeral home
MEMORIALS: Long Shoals Wesleyan Church, 3030 Wesleyan Church Road, Lincolnton 28092

Darryl K. Heffner
STANLEY Darryl Keith Heffner, 37, 301 W. Dallas Road, died Sept. 11, 1999, at Haywood Regional Medical Center.
He was a native of Gaston County, son of the late Betty Price Heffner, member of the American Legion in Stanley, U.S. Postal worker, Army veteran.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Kimberly Shook Heffner; son, Loyd Keith Heffner, Virginia Beach, Va.; daughter, Kiran Rae Heffner, Stanley; father and step-mother, Loyd Blair and Kathy Heffner, Gastonia; grandmother, Mattie Heffner, Gastonia; half-brother, Michael Miller, Charleston, S.C.; half-sister, Ann Spuller, Branch, Mich.; step-sister, Katharine Goins, Grover
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Greene Funeral Service, Southside Chapel, Rev. Michael White
BURIAL: Gaston Memorial Park
VISITATION: 7-9 p.m. tonight, Greene Funeral Service, other times at the home of Lisa and Brad Howe, 1425 Mary Lee St., Gastonia, and the home of Mattie Heffner, 403 S. Emerson St. Gastonia
PALLBEARERS: Sid Barrett, Michael Carpenter, Michael Howe, Jeff Kennedy, Tommy Parker, Eric Payne

Nina R. Buckner
CLOVER, S.C. Nina Florine Ruth Buckner, 83, 1151 Faulkner Road, died Sept. 12, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center, Rock Hill, S.C.
She was the wife of the late Bula Norman Buckner.
VISITATION: 6-8 tonight, Anders-Rice Funeral Home, Asheville

Margaruite L. Sayre
CHERRYVILLE Margaruite Linger Sayre, 89, 2449 Leonhardt Road, died Sept. 13, 1999, at Brian Center, Lincolnton.
She was a native of Lewis County, W.Va., mother of the late Jerry Sayre, daughter of the late George N. and Mary Roach Linger, wife of the late Arden "Whitie" Sayre, employee of the Weston Glass Manufacturer, member of Ladies Auxiliary of Eagles, Weston, W.Va.
SURVIVORS: Son, Kenny Drew, Mount Olive; stepdaughter, Betty Jo Myers, Weston W.Va.; grandsons, Edward Drew Jr., Buckhannon, W.Va., Edward Sayre, Cherryville; stepgrandchildren, Rick and Jerry Myers, Weston, W.Va.; nine great grandchildren
FUNERAL: private
BURIAL: Weston, W.Va.

Wilma B. Reames
CHARLOTTE Wilma Jeanette Beatty Reames, 56, 161 Hansard Drive, died Sept. 13, 1999, at Presbyterian Hospital.
She was a native of Cleveland County, homemaker.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Eddie L. Reames; daughter, Karen Thacker, Mount Holly; son, Keith Wray, Concord; parents, Ralph and Vinetta Mellon Beatty, Mount Holly; brother, Donald Beatty, Lexington, S.C.; sisters, Ruth Goodman, Cherryville, Bobbie McClure, Lowesville, Dorothy Chapman, Diane McKeown, Mount Holly; grandchildren, Shea, Cassie and Corey Wray, Christopher and Jeremy Thacker, Natalie Green
FUNERAL: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Carothers Funeral Home, Mount Holly, Rev. Kevin McClure
BURIAL: Hillcrest Gardens
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, funeral home

Roy J. Bailes
SHELBY Roy James Bailes, 77, 313 Lily St., died Sept. 13, 1999, at Autumn Care of Forest City.
He was a native of York County, S.C., son of the late William Thomas and Mary Frances Neeley Bailes, husband of the late Agnes Lois Carter Bailes, brother of the late Rebecca Hamrick, Sam and Carl Bailes, grandfather of the late Darren Glenn Carter, Navy veteran of World War II, Pacific Theatre, retired from Ora Mill Co., member of Bethel Baptist Church, D.A.V.
SURVIVORS: Son and daughter-in-law, Glenn and Geneva Carter, Greenville, S.C.; brothers, Jesse, Jack and Ben Bailes, Shelby, Charles Bailes, Hickory; sisters, Grace Hyder, Lucille Robinson, Betty Raines, Della Price, Doris Jones, Shelby, Annie Mae Orr, Charleston, S.C., Martha Laneer, Anderson, S.C., Katherine Sailors, Patterson Springs; granddaughters, Tracy Lynn Finley, Chandra Joanne Pressley, Joy Michelle Bruckman; great-grandsons, Jeffrey and Joey Pressley, Blake and Bradley Bruckman
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Clay-Barnette Funeral Home
BURIAL: Cleveland Memorial Park
VISITATION: 6-8 tonight, funeral home

Reginald F. Foster
BELMONT Reginald Franklin Foster, 57, 2316 Jackson St., died Sept. 12, 1999, at home.
He was a native of Cleveland County, son of the late Norris Henry and Mary Caroline Mullinax Foster, preceded in death by infant brother Jimmie Foster, shop foreman with R.L. Stowe Mills for 12 years.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Sue Sisk Foster; sons, Larry Dean Foster, Gastonia, Dennis Franklin Foster, Bessemer City; daughters, Carolyn Marie Carroll, Belmont, Tammy Renee Layle, Dallas; sisters, Jeanette Herron, Alexis, Patsy and Sylvia Rhyne, Gastonia; seven grandchildren
FUNERAL: 3 p.m. Wednesday, McLean-Bumgardner Funeral Home, Revs. Clarence V. Morris Sr., Jimmy Barnett, Joe Small
BURIAL: Evergreen Cemetery
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, funeral home
PALLBEARERS: Shane Layle, Lonnie Hicks, Jimmie Bartlett, David Canipe, Casey, Alfred and Fuzzy Greene
MEMORIALS: Hospice of Gaston County, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia 28053-3984

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