Miscellaneous Gaston County, North Carolina Obituaries

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John James Sanders
ROCK HILL, S.C. — John James Sanders, 77, 1056 Crawford Road, died April 11, 1997, at Piedmont Regional Medical Center.
He worked at Burlington Mill in Ranlo, Army veteran, member of Mount Hebron Baptist Church, Gastonia, vice president of Prayer Band Gaston.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Annie Sanders; sons, John Lee Sanders, Charlotte, James A. Sanders, Shelby; daughters, Loraine Sanders, Jeanette Morrow, Johnnie Hawkins, Gastonia; stepbrother, Bishop Tommy Durham, Rock Hill; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Thursday, Union Baptist Church, New Port, S.C., Revs. Ronnie Baxter and Scott 
BURIAL: Church cemetery
VISITATION: 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Union Baptist Church
ARRANGEMENTS: Parker Funeral Home, Rock Hill

Charlie Moody Jr. 
GASTONIA — Charlie Moody Jr., 74, 2724 Burchfield Lane, died April 8, 1997, at home.
He was a native of Gaston County, son of the late Charlie and Ella Lewis Moody, Army veteran of World War II, received American Theater Service Medal, Asiatic Pacific Theater Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal, retired shipping and receiving department supervisor with Homelite-Textron Inc.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Clara Elizabeth Pressley Moody; sons, Benny Lee and Scotty Lynn Moody, Gastonia; daughters, Candy Marlene Beaty, Vickie Summitt, Gastonia; brothers, Luther and John Edgar Moody, Gastonia; grandchildren, Renee and Mitchell Lee Jones, Crystal Leeann Ghorley, Dana Renee Ramos, Brian Keith and William T. Wilson, Brad Morton, Travis King, Charles Beaty; great-grandchildren, Jordon Christopher and Quinton Tyler Jones, Tyler Justin Ghorley, Candy Morton, Danielle and Amber Carswell, Clara Elizabeth and Ashley Lynette Brown, Brooke, Josh, Bridgette, Kristin and Elizabeth Wilson
FUNERAL: Held Friday, Sisk-Butler Funeral Home, Bessemer City, Revs. S.M. Lane, Ben Allen Summitt
BURIAL: Gaston Memorial Park
PALLBEARERS: Travis King, Brad Morton, Carmon Beaty, Lorin Ghorley, Johnny Freeman, Rocky Haney
MEMORIALS: Hospice of Gaston County, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia 28053

Randy Whitworth Jr.
GASTONIA — Randy Harold Whitworth Jr., 24, 204 S. Vance St., died April 12, 1997, at Gaston Memorial Hospital after suffering a stab wound.
He was a native of Gaston County, construction worker.
SURVIVORS: Father, Randy H. Whitworth, Sr., Blacksburg, S.C.; mother and stepfather, Becky Whitworth and Dana Bumgarner, Gastonia; sister, Brandy Renee Whitworth, Gastonia; grandmother, Doris Falls, Gastonia; great-grandmother, Maude Bryson, Gastonia; aunts, Kathy Huffman, Kings Mountain, Sandra Sneed, Blacksburg, Billie Jo Cloninger, Gastonia; nephew Brandon Whitworth and his girlfriend Melinda Robinson, Gastonia
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 2 p.m. today, Hollywood Cemetery, Rev. Norman Greene

Alvin Queen
SHELBY — Alvin Queen, 86, died April 13, 1997, at White Oak Manor.
He was a native of Cleveland County, son of the late Noah and Janie Martin Queen, husband of the late Lula Turner Queen, brother of the late Roy Queen, self-employed auto mechanic, member of Friendship United Methodist Church.
SURVIVORS: Sons and daughters-in-law, Jack and Barbara Queen, Dallas, Bob and Madeline Queen, Ralph and Thelma Queen, Shelby; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. today, Friendship United Methodist Church, Rev. Erman Bradley
BURIAL: Rose Hill Memorial Park
VISITATION: At the home of Ralph and Thelma Queen, 1150 Hendrick Lake Road
MEMORIALS: Friendship United Methodist Church, Building Fund, P.O. Box 219, Shelby 28150
ARRANGEMENTS: Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston

Amanda Murray
YORK, S.C. — Amanda Lucinda Murray, 85, White Oak Manor, Rock Hill, S.C., formerly of York, died April 12, 1997, at home.
She was a member of White Hill A.M.E. Zion Church, hymn choir, missionaries and usher boards, Willing Workers Club, raised the late James "Jimmy" Murray.
SURVIVORS: Sister, Lessie Walker, York; sister-in-law, Doretha Murray, York; niece whom she raised, Louise Cathcart, Rock Hill
FUNERAL: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, White Hill A.M.E. Zion Church, Revs. W.O. Thompson, Debra Allen, Jeanette Leach and Dr. C.J. Jenkins
BURIAL: Church cemetery
VISITATION: 7-7:30 tonight, Wright Funeral Home; other times at home of Louise M. Cathcart, 671 Plainfield Road

Mazzie P. Burton
KINGS MOUNTAIN — Mazzie Ann Painter Burton, 80, 807 Princeton Drive, died April 14, 1997, at Wendover Heights, Shelby.
She was a native of Rowan County, daughter of the late William Franklin and Mary Lee Kepley Painter, homemaker, member of Church of Christ, Gastonia.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Milton G. Burton; son, Phillip Gray Burton, Duluth, Ga.; daughters, Faye B. Ogren, Tucker, Ga., Betty B. Mayes, Kings Mountain; brothers, Giles Painter, Lincolnton, George Painter, Belmont; sisters, Margaret Head, Lexington, Jean Gibble, Goldsboro, Frankie Freeman, Statesville; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren
FUNERAL: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Harris Funeral Home, Revs. David Vaughn, Gene Arnold
BURIAL: Mountain Rest Cemetery
VISITATION: 7-8:30 tonight, funeral home
MEMORIALS: Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights, Shelby 28150

Hershel L. Pendleton
LINCOLNTON — Hershel Leroy Pendleton, 57, 1981 Union Church Road, died April 12, 1997, at Lincoln Medical Center.
He was a native of Lincoln County, son of the late Ralph L. Pendleton and Kitty Dalton Pendleton Keener, father of the late Garth Pendleton, brother of the late Leonard Pendleton, graduate of Lincolnton High School, former supervisor for setup department of Cochrane Furniture, member of Antioch Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, Rena P. Carpenter, Lincolnton; brother, Larry O. Carpenter, Lincolnton; sisters, Evelyn Stroupe, Mildred Withers, Lincolnton; two grandchildren; niece, nephew and great-nephew
FUNERAL: 4 p.m. Thursday, St. Matthews United Church of Christ, Dr. Ron Haithcock; body will be placed in church 30 minutes before service
BURIAL: Church cemetery
VISITATION: 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, E.F. Drum Funeral Home
MEMORIALS: Long Shoals Wesleyan Church, 3032 Wesleyan Road, Lincolnton 28092

Corinne B. Crotts
LINCOLNTON — Corinne B. Crotts, 89, 331 S. Laurel St., died April 13, 1997, at Brian Center.
She was a native of Catawba County, daughter of the late Alfred and Susan Brown Bruner, retired nurses aide with Crowell Hospital.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, Betty C. Brooks, the home; grandsons, Bill, Roger, Carrol and David Brooks, Lincolnton, Rick Brooks, Crouse; nine great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Warlick Funeral Home, Rev. Lara Greene
BURIAL: Hollybrook Cemetery
VISITATION: 7-8:30 tonight, funeral home
MEMORIALS: First United Methodist Church, E. Main St., Lincolnton 28092

Elizabeth C. Bangle
LINCOLNTON — Elizabeth Cline Bangle, 76, 629 Victor St., died April 13, 1997, at Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte.
She was a native of Wake County, daughter of the late Charles and Ethel Terry Cline, wife of the late Alfred Hal Bangle, homemaker.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, Joan E. Bangle, Lincolnton; sister, Grace Cline Ramseur, Lincolnton; aunts, Freida Hancock, Charlotte, Elsie McLaurin, Margaret Williams, Nellie Carter, South Carolina, Frances Clark, Arizona; caregiver and niece, Bunny Nantz, Lincolnton
FUNERAL: 3 p.m. today, Warlick Funeral Home, Rev. Phillip Campbell
BURIAL: Hollybrook Cemetery
VISITATION: One hour before service, funeral home
MEMORIALS: Hospice of Lincoln County, P.O. Box 1526, Lincolnton 28093

Lester Wriston
BELMONT — Lester Wriston, 65, 112 Park Terrace, died April 13, 1997.
He was a native of Boomsburg, W.Va., son of the late Welton L. and Beulah Hudson Wriston, husband of the late Burma Simms Wriston, June Darby Wriston, chief maintenance person for Litchfield Fabrics, attended North Belmont Church of God.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Lester W. Wriston, Sykesville, Md., Warren D. Wriston, Mount Holly, Tracy L. Wriston, Belmont; daughters, Della Mae Noyes, Sykesville, Barbara W. Moore, Matthews; brothers, Charles and George Wriston, Mount Holly, Robert Wriston, Jefferson, Ohio; sister, Lillian Shank, Gastonia; stepchildren, Glen L. Wriston, Kings Mountain, Wade A. and Brian E. Wriston, Cramerton, Judy F. Wriston, Belmont; 12 grandchildren
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Carothers Funeral Home, Belmont, Revs. A.M. Stephens, David White
BURIAL: Hillcrest Cemetery, Mount Holly
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, funeral home
PALLBEARERS: Ronnie and Ricky Shank, Gordon and Glenn Fuller, Jerry and Glen L. Wriston

Margaret E. Holland
KINGS MOUNTAIN — Margaret Elizabeth Holland, 76, 716 Sipes St., died April 12, 1997, at White Oak Manor.
She was a native of Gaston County, daughter of the late Lawrence Leepo and Nancy Friday Holland.
SURVIVORS: Sister, Nell Owens, Charlotte; nephews and nieces
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Westview Gardens, Bessemer City, Rev. Jess Ballew
VISITATION: 6-8 tonight, Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia

Dorothy T. Segreti
CHARLOTTE — Dorothy Ellaina Terry Segreti, 74, 305 Blackhawk Drive, Apt. 9, died April 13, 1997, at Presbyterian Hospital.
She was a native of Richmond County, daughter of the late Ella Capel and Johnny Terry, wife of the late Louis D. Segreti, cook.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, Donna Segreti, Charlotte; two grandchildren
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 7 p.m. Thursday, the home
BURIAL: Private
VISITATION: After service, home
MEMORIALS: Hospice of Charlotte, 1420 E. 7th St., Charlotte 28204
ARRANGEMENTS: Greene Funeral Service, Westside Chapel

Robert Barnett
GASTONIA — Robert Barnett, 28, 511 Haden Court, died April 14, 1997, in Charlotte.
ARRANGEMENTS: Greene Funeral Service, Southside Chapel

Ernest Hardin
LATTIMORE — Ernest Hugh Hardin, 80, 252 W. Lee St., died April 14, 1997, at Cleveland Pines Nursing Center.
ARRANGEMENTS: Lutz-Austell Funeral Home, Shelby

Donald Brice
GASTONIA — Donald Ray Brice, 21, 618 Queens Court, died April 9, 1997, in Gastonia.
SURVIVORS: Son, Demaccio Ray Qwan Brice, Gastonia; baby’s mother, Charisma Currence, Gastonia; father, Donald Brice, Gastonia; mother, Cathey Brice, Charlotte; sisters, Christal and Stephanie Brice, Charlotte; grandparents, Fannie B. Hunt, Mount Holly, Margaret and Robert E. Brice, Gastonia
FUNERAL: 3 p.m. today, Holy Jerusalem Church of God, Rev. David LittleJohn; body will be placed in the church 30 minutes before service
BURIAL: Trinity Church Cemetery
ARRANGEMENTS: Beasley’s Funeral Home, Charlotte

Tina Webb
GASTONIA — Tina Ann Gibson Webb, 20, 408 Andrew Circle, died April 14, 1997, at Gaston Memorial Hospital.
ARRANGEMENTS: McEwen Funeral Home, Derita Chapel

Major Lowery
GASTONIA — Major Lowery, 64, 526 W. Allison Ave., died April 12, 1997, at Hospice of Cleveland County, Shelby.
He was a native of Gaston County, son of the late Manuel Lowery, 1955 graduate of Highland High School.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, Sylvia Dawkins, New Haven, Conn.; mother, Lillian Gilmore Lowery, the home; brothers, Robert Lowery, New Haven, James Lowery (Johnnie M.), Dallas; sisters, Thelma L. McClee (James W.), Gary, Ind., Cora Young (Elder), New Haven, Bessie Thomas (Latta Sr.), Columbia, S.C., Ann Elizabeth Burns, Hummelstown, Pa., Christine Osborn, Diana Hopkins, Brenda Walker (David), Gastonia; grandson
FUNERAL: 4 p.m. Thursday, Mount Calvary Baptist Church, Revs. L.D. Mayes and George Lowry; body will be placed in church 30 minutes before service
BURIAL: Gaston Memorial Park
ARRANGEMENTS: Costner Funeral Home


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