Willie London Heavner Willie Lee Schronce London Heavner, 84 of Startown Rd. died Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Robin Johnson House. She was born on May 15, 1934 in Burke County, a daughter of the late Claude and Katie Helms Schronce. Mrs. Heavner was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Cherryville, where
Mildred Conley Putnam Mildred Rose Conley Putnam, 84, of Maple St., died Sunday, September 23, 2018 at Carolina Care Health and Rehabilitation. Mrs. Putnam was born in Rutherford County January 8, 1934, a daughter of the late George and Grace Woods Conley. She was retired from Bali Industries and was a member of Cherryville Missionary
Clyne Paul Clark Clyne Paul Clark, age 85 of Puetts Chapel Rd. passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at his residence. He was born February 21, 1933 in Gaston County to the late Max Sylvanus and Ruth Pasour Clark. Clyne was a retired supervisor from Plantation Pipeline. He was a member of First Assembly of
Charles Sonny Neal Charles Ford “Sonny” Neal, age 76 of Conway, SC passed away Thursday, September 6, 2018 at Conway Medical Center. He was born May 31, 1942 in Gaston County to the late Ralph Howard and Mable Harmon Neill. Sonny retired from Carolina Freight as a long line driver. He enjoyed carpentry and woodworking.
Gertrude Boston Spake Gertrude Boston Spake, age 83 of Devenny Rd. passed away Friday, September 7, 2018 at her residence. She was born August 16, 1935 in Lincoln County to the late Guy and Dallas Hoyle Boston. Mrs. Spake was an excellent cook and enjoyed watching cooking shows. She also enjoyed word finds and flowers.
Juanita Huffstetler Bennett Hill Juanita Huffstetler Bennett Hill, 91, of Eaker Dr., died Saturday September 15, 2018 at Wendover Hospice. She was born October 24, 1926 in Cleveland County to the late Arthur Wright and Docia Ella Dover Huffstetler. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church and retired from the Rhyne Houser
Harold “Tiger” Beam Harold “Tiger” Gene Beam, 83, of Suncrest Rd., died Sept. 1, 2018 at Caromont Regional Medical Center. He was born on March 22, 1935 in Gaston County to the late J. C. and Odessa McGinnis Beam. Tiger was a member of First Presbyterian Church but attended Anthony Grove Baptist Church. He enjoyed
Dean Carpenter Perry Dean Carpenter, 86, of Delview Rd., died September 2, 2018 at Hospice at Wendover. He was born in Gaston County on February 2, 1932 to the late Perry George and Jessie Alice White Carpenter. Dean was a retired carpenter with Dixie Lumber Co., member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, American Legion Post
Lisa Willis Donaldson Lisa Renee Willis Donaldson, 46, of Roberts Rd., died August 30, 2018 at Atrium Health –Cleveland. She was born April 28, 1972 in Cleveland County to the late Billy Wayne Willis and Glenda Sue Prather Willis Owens and Jerry Dean Owens of Cherryville. She was a member of New Life Outreach of
Marie B. Hastings Marie B. Hastings, age 98 passed away Friday, August 31, 2018 at Peak Resources Cherryville. She was born January 20, 1920 in Cleveland County to the late Claude and Ollie Parker Boyles. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Hastings; grandchild, Paula Hastings; siblings, Hershel
Frances Jean Waterson Choate Frances Jean Waterson Choate, 80, of Bailey Springs Drive, died August 25, 2018 at her residence. Mrs. Choate was born in Gaston Co. on May 18, 2018, a daughter of the late John and Edith Shull Waterson. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Cherryville and formerly employed by
Jean Waterson Choate Frances Jean Waterson Choate, 80, of Bailey Springs Drive, died August 25, 2018 at her residence. Mrs. Choate was born in Gaston Co. on May 18, 2018, a daughter of the late John and Edith Shull Waterson. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Cherryville and formerly employed by Travis
Emma Beatrice Hamrick Emma Beatrice Hamrick, age 92 passed away Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at Wendover Hospice House. She was born March 19, 1926 in Lincoln County to the late Duckery Jackson Hinson and Phillip Ann Shipton Hinson. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, William Dude Hamrick; sons,
Shirley Pruett Morgan Shirley Ann Hamrick Pruett Morgan, age 80 of Shelby, passed away Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Carolinas Healthcare System – Cleveland. She was born January 1, 1938 in Cleveland County to the late J.D. and Verleen Putnam Hamrick. She was a former sergeant from Cleveland County Sheriff’s Department where she was the
Jim Wright James Clay Wright, Jr. “Jim” passed away Sunday, August 12, 2018. He was born in Rowan County to Clay Wright and Lucille Staton Wright Blythe. He graduated from Landis High School, Lenoir Rhyne University, and received a Master’s Degree from James Madison University. Jim was an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church
Tommy Wayne Brackett Tommy Wayne Brackett, age 66, of Beatle Street went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 12, 2018 surrounded by his family. He was born January 11, 1952 to Grace Brackett and the late Jim Brackett. Tommy was a faithful member of First Church of Nazarene of Cherryville where he
Jimmie Wray Blanton Jimmie Louise Wray Blanton, 70 of Eighth Ave., formerly of Shelby, died Aug. 11, 2018 at her residence. She was born in Clover, SC on Oct.11, 1947. She was the daughter of the late James Edward and Frances Dover Wray. She was a member of Double Springs Baptist Church, Shelby. Mrs. Blanton
John Michael Stone John Michael Stone, 57, of Gatewood Dr., died Friday Aug. 10, 2018 at Carolina Healthcare-Lincoln. He was born in Brewton, Alabama on May 26, 1961. He was the son of the late John Earl Stone and Pearlene Blair Stone Busby. He was a longline truck driver for DotLine Transportation for 30 years.
Michelle Bumgarner Smith Bonnie Michelle Bumgarner Smith, age 41 of Park Circle passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at her residence. She was born November 10, 1976 in Gaston County to Clyde Keith and Bonnie Holliday Bumgarner of Lincolnton. She was a member of Reepsville Baptist Church and was employed at FMS Enterprises. In addition
Jack Whitworth Jack Lyday Whitworth, age 88 of Farmwood Dr. passed away Monday, August 6, 2018 at his residence. He was born May 9, 1930 in Gaston County to the late Howard and Grace Hill Whitworth. Jack was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church where he served as former president and life member of
Dolores Hill Dolores Lavon Pope Hill went to be with the Lord on August 6, 2018 at Cleveland Pines Nursing Center in Shelby, North Carolina where she had been a resident for the past year. Dolores was born on August 8, 1934 in Dierks, Arkansas to Harold and Imogene Pope. She lived in Central Texas