Ethelda H. McGee GASTONIA - Ethelda Huffstetler McGee, 84, died July 24, 2013 at Courtland Terrace. She was a native of Gaston County and daughter of the late William Sparrow and Dovie Smith Huffstetler. Ethelda was a lifelong member of Armstrong Memorial Presbyterian Church and worked as a graphic artist. Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Bobby G. McGee; son, George "Rick" McGee and wife Sandra of Gastonia; daughters Cynthia Morrison and husband Owen Hellekson of Honolulu, HI, Leslie M. Hicks and husband Dwight of Clover, SC; grandchildren, Reid Morrison, Stephanie Irwin, Christopher McGee, Eben Hellekson, Jamie Hicks; six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brothers, George and Carroll Huffstetler; sisters, Mabel White, Barbara Jenkins. A graveside service will be held Saturday, July 27 at 11:00 at Union Road Presbyterian Church Cemetery with Rev. Veronica Cannon officiating. The family will receive friends 10:00- 11:00 prior to the service at McLean Funeral Directors, Gastonia. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Courtland Terrace and Gaston Hospice for the loving caring given to Ethelda during her illness. Memorials may be made to Southminster Presbyterian Church, 1401 Hoffman Rd., Gastonia, NC 28054 or to Gaston Hospice, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054. McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the McGee family. Condolence messages may be submitted online to www.mcleanfuneral.com.
Published in Charlotte Observer on July 26, 2013