All Obituaries


Anna Brindle Hensley Gastonia


Anna Ruth Hill Brindle Hensley, 75, of Gastonia, went home to be with the Lord Monday, September 20, 2021. She was born in Gaston County to the late William Robert Hill and Maggie Elizabeth Shires...

Judy Moore Stanley


Judy Taylor Moore, 80, passed away on Sunday, September 19, 2021. She was born in Gaston County, daughter of the late Broadus and Florine Gibson Taylor. Mrs. Moore was a homemaker and...

Carl Proper Lawndale, NC


Carl Lee Proper, 39, passed away on Friday, September 17, 2021. He was born in Erie County, PA. He served as a K-9 Officer with the Kings Mountain Police Department. Officer Proper is survived by...

Hugh Hovis Stanley


Hugh Hovis, 93, went to be with the Lord on September 16, 2021. He was born April 7, 1928 in Stanley, son of the late Clarence W. and Dorothy M. Hovis. He was baptized on Palm Sunday 1941 at the...

Norman Accipiter Gastonia


Norman Raymond Accipiter, 87, passed away on Thursday, September 16, 2021, after a long illness, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Westmoreland County, PA, son of the late John...

Joanie Edwards Mount Holly


Joanie Marie Edwards, 60, a resident of Woodlawn Haven Assisted Living, passed away on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. She was born in Gaston County, NC, daughter of Melton Eugene McLmore and Joan...

Emma Powell Stanley


Emma Ruth Lawing Powell, 78, of Stanley, passed away Monday, September 13, 2021. She was born in Mecklenburg County to the late Wilmer and Beulah Brown Lawing. In addition to her parents, she was...

Rachel Pearson Gastonia


Rachel Pavelek Pearson, 40, of Gastonia, met Jesus face to face Monday, September 13, 2021 just two days after her husband James "Jimmy" William Pearson, Jr. passed away.  Rachel...

George Stapleton Stanley


George Wayne Stapleton, 74, passed away on Monday, September 12, 2021. He was born in Jacksonville, FL, son of the late George and Myrtle Eson Stapleton. In addition to his parents, he was...

Elaine Lindsey Denver


Elaine Long Lindsey, 74, of Denver, passed away Sunday, September 12, 2021 at her home after an extended illness. She was born in Waynesville, North Carolina to the late Leo and Kitty Long of...

Wilson Porter Rhoton Jr. Gastonia


Wilson Porter Rhoton, Jr. (“Mr. Rhoton”, “Reverend Rhoton”, “Pastor Rhoton”, “Wilson,” “Dad” and “Granddaddy”), passed away...

James "Jimmy" Pearson, Jr. Gastonia


James "Jimmy" William Pearson, Jr., 41, of Gastonia, met his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, face to face Saturday, September 11, 2021.  He is now experiencing first hand what he has...

Lois Benfield Belmont


Lois Dover Benfield, 68, of Belmont, passed away on Friday, September 10, 2021. She was born in York, South Carolina to the late Charles and Ethel Roberts Dover. She will be remembered as a loving...

Harold Smith Iron Station


Harold Franklin Smith, 84, of Iron Station, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 9, 2021. He was born in Lincoln County to the late Alvin Thomas Smith, Sr. and Annie Mae Bynum...

Charles Bass Mount Holly


Charles Nathan Bass, 74, of Mount Holly, passed away Thursday, September 9, 2021. He was born in Nash County to the late Willard and Lola Murray Bass. In addition to his parents, he was preceded...

Jeffery Whitner Mount Holly


Jeffery Lynn Whitner, age 54, passed away on September 9, 2021 at Caromont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia.  He was born in Mecklenburg county and was the son of the late Tommie and Linda...

Clifford Ferguson Gastonia


Clifford Rudolph Ferguson, 91, passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. He was born in Rockingham, NC and was a Veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr. Ferguson was preceded in death by his wife,...

Collis Dean Jr. Iron Station


Collis Dean Jr., beloved husband, dad and grandfather (“PawPaw”), left this earth to be with Our Heavenly Father on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. Collis married the love of his life, Joan...

Arliece Huitt


Dorothy Arliece Clayton Huitt, daughter of the late A.B. Clayton and Ree Parker Clayton, was born on February 14, 1940. She passed away on September 6, 2021 after a courageous battle with...

Lee Roy "Pete" Grigg Stanley


Lee Roy "Pete" Grigg, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, September 6, 2021. He was born September 14, 1925 in Lincoln County to the late David Edward Grigg and Mary Tincy Blanton...

Janice Schesny Belmont


Janice Sanders Schesny, loving mother, grandmother, and friend, 66, passed away on Saturday, September 4, 2021. She was born in Newark, NJ, daughter of the late Theodore Arthur Sanders and Laverne...

Daniel Allen Stanley


Daniel Lee Allen, 42, passed away on Friday, September 3, 2021. He was born in Mecklenburg County, son of Donald Lee Allen and Edith Klouse Allen. Mr. Allen was preceded in death by his maternal...

Linda Tino Gastonia


Linda Kaye Tino was born on November 21, 1944 to the late Walter Racene Mahaffey and Berta (Bertie) Lyles Mahaffey. Sadly, she passed away at Caromont Regional Medical Center on September 3rd,...

Nancy Ragan Mount Holly


Nancy Sue Clanton Ragan, 67, passed away on Friday, September 3, 2021. She was born in Mecklenburg County, daughter of the late Everette and Eva Louise Scarborough Clanton. Mrs. Ragan was a member...

Robert Heavener Bessemer City


Robert Edward Heavener, 71, passed away on Friday, September 3, 2021. He was born in Gaston County, son of the late Bob Heavener and Helen Smart Heavener. In addition to his parents, he was...

Sherry Hill Stanley


Sherry Carpenter Hill, 64, a loving wife, passed away on Friday, September 3, 2021. She was born in Gaston County, daughter of the late Enoch Raymond Carpenter and Betty Sue Champion Carpenter....

Rita Sisk Belmont


On September 3, 2021, our beloved "Angel on Earth" passed away peacefully at Atrium Health in Lincolnton. Rita was born June 7, 1954. Rita always had a smile to share and she loved everyone....

Lois Setzer Lowell


Lois Nall Setzer, 91, passed away on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at her home. She was born in Florence, SC, daughter of the late John and Juanita Nall. In addition to her parents, she was preceded...

Mildred Culpepper


Mildred Jane Barker Culpepper, 96, passed away on Wednesday, September 1, 2021. She was born in Gaston County, daughter of the late Lester and Laura Kelly Barker. In addition to her parents, she...

Margaret Mauney Stanley


Stanley MARGARET SMITH MAUNEY, 89, died September 1, 2021 at Caromont Regional Medical Center. She was born in Gaston County, daughter of the late John Beatty Smith Sr. and Bertha Pruitt Smith....

Mildred Goodson Belmont


Mildred Louise Goodson, 89, passed away on Saturday, August 28, 2021. She was born in Mecklenburg County, daughter of the late Bradley McCall and Mary (Maggie) Perry Silva. In addition to her...

Sheree Gibson Stanley


Sheree Rhyne Gibson, 63, passed away on Saturday, August 28, 2021. She was born in Gaston County, daughter of Doris Cope Rhyne and the late James Victor "Bud" Rhyne. Mrs. Gibson worked...

Alice Clay Mount Holly


Alice Clay, 80, passed away on Wednesday, August 25, 2021. She was a native of Halifax County, NC, daughter of the late A.D. and Jennie Sutton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in...

Linda Williams Dallas


Linda Baker Williams, 63, of Dallas, passed away on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, at 11:45 am, to dance into Heaven at High Noon, to meet her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was born in Welch, WV,...

Marcus Walker Dallas


Marcus Gregory Walker, age 48, passed away on August 23, 2021 at Caromont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia.  He was born in Gaston county and was the son of the late Carolyn Wiggins...

James Smith Stanley


James Lee Smith, 70, passed away on Monday, August 23, 2021. He was born in Gaston County, son of the late Geraldine Smith Stines. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his sons,...

Larry Proctor Stanley


Larry Douglas Proctor, 73, passed away on Sunday, August 22, 2021. He was born in Cincinnati, OH, son of the late Robert Proctor and Joyce Hamm Proctor. In addition to his parents, he was preceded...

Kathryn Harrill Charlotte


Kathryn Skinner Harrill, 87, passed away on Sunday, August 22, 2021. She was born in Spartanburg County, SC, daughter of the late Brooks and Lillian Pack Skinner. In addition to her parents, she...

Levi Hinds Waxhaw


Levi Allen Hinds passed away on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at home. Levi was born February 19, 1949 in Detroit, MI, son of the late Arnold Hinds and Helen Priest Hinds. In addition to his parents,...

Jennifer Walker Stanley


Jennifer Freeman Walker, 47, of Stanley, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 20, 2021 at Caromont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia. She was born in Mecklenburg County to Kathy...

Cherie McKinney Mount Holly


Cherie Annette McKinney lost her courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, August 19, 2021. Cherie was born October, 17, 1960 in Mecklenburg County, daughter of William Gary and Peggy Richmond...

Marsha Sharie Kennedy Stanley


Marsha Sharie Kennedy, 35, went to heaven on August 18, 2021. She was born in Mecklenburg County on July 3, 1986. She was a graduate of Webb Street School in Gastonia class of 2007, and grew up...

Angela Bivins Greenville


Angela Page Bivins, 51, of Greenville, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 Prima Health Greenville Memorial Hospital. She was born in Gaston County and was preceded in death...

Barney Smith Jr. Gastonia


Barney Randall Smith, Jr., 47, passed away on Tuesday, August 17, 2021. He was born in Mecklenburg County, son of Barney Randall Smith, Sr. and the late Barbara Diane Elwood. In addition to his...

Susan Land Stanley


Susan Stepp Land, of Stanley, passed away at the age of 70, on Monday, August 16, 2021 at the Robin Johnson Hospice House in Dallas. She was born in Gaston County to the late Douglas and...

William "Willie" Vanover Stanley


William Alex Vanover "Willie", 60, of Stanley, passed away on Sunday, August 15, 2021 at Caromont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia. He was born in Bluefield, West Virginia to Lois...

Haroleen Keener Stanley


Haroleen Green Keener, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 15, 2021, at the age of 76. She was born in Mecklenburg County to the late Dorothy Lindsey Greene and Harold Greene. Those...

Barbara "Barb" Doyne Gastonia


Barbara "Barb" Jean Voyzey Doyne, 75, passed away on Saturday, August 14, 2021. She was born in Hazelton, PA, daughter of the late Stanley and Clara Wright Voyzey. In addition to her...

Betty Plemmons Mount Holly


Betty Webb Plemmons, 85, passed away on Saturday, August 14, 2021. She was born in Jackson County, daughter of the late Arthur and Elsie Bryson Webb. In addition to her parents, she was preceded...

Kenneth McGraw Lincolnton


Kenneth Ray McGraw of Lincolnton, passed away at his home, on Friday, August 13, 2021, at the age of 70. He was born in Mecklenburg County to the late James Blair and Louise Moss McGraw. In...
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