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William Ray Givens

April 30, 1945 ~ June 24, 2020 (age 75)

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William Ray Givens, 75, passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. He was born in Gaston County, son of the late William Robert Givens and Sarah Sue Bolick Givens. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Mary Frances Cunningham Givens.

Mr. Givens was a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served in Vietnam. He had a passion for the Lord and abundant love for his family and friends. He was a lover of all things trains, especially diesel locomotives. He held an immense appreciation for rail photography.

Mr. Givens is survived by daughters, Tricia Michelle Wood and husband, Steve and Melissa Gaile Abernathy and husband, Steven.

A service to celebrate the life of Mr. Givens will be held at 1:00 p.m. on June 27, 2020 at the Woodlawn Chapel of Woodlawn Funeral Home, Mount Holly. Mr. Givens' son-in-law, Pastor Steve Wood will officiate. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Gardens Cemetery, Mount Holly. The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.

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June 27, 2020

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Woodlawn Funeral Home
375 Woodlawn Avenue | P.O. Box 445
Mount Holly, NC 28120

Funeral Service
June 27, 2020

1:00 PM
Woodlawn Funeral Home
375 Woodlawn Avenue | P.O. Box 445
Mount Holly, NC 28120

Please note
Visitations and funeral services continue to be held consistent with Executive Orders 141 & 144 issued by the Governor of NC. Social distancing and use of face coverings are now both required.


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258 E. Garrison Blvd, Gastonia NC 28054
Tel: 1-704-861-2405

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