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Childers, Shelva* - Bessemer City  
BESSEMER CITY - Shelva Stiles Childers, 78, passed away Dec. 21, 2014, at Alexandria Place Nursing Home, Gastonia. She was born June 5, 1936, in Swain County, daughter of the late Lewis Henry Stiles and Ethel Southard Stiles. Mrs. Childers was a member of Edgewood Free Will Baptist Church, Bessemer City. She loved her family dearly and enjoyed singing. She retired from Wix Filters after 32 years of service. A funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday at Greene Funeral Service, West Chapel, 216 Archie Whitesides Road, Gastonia, officiated by the Rev. Robert Sneed. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be at Westview Gardens, Bessemer City. Mrs. Childers is survived by: her husband, Norman West; daughters, Debbie Ray, Lisa Wilson and husband Larry; sisters, Elizabeth Stanley, Lois Shanks; grandchildren, Michelle Smith, Whitney Ghantt, Owen Wilson; great grandchildren, Grace, Phoebe and Charlotte Smith, Samuel Ghantt. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by: her first husband, Owen Neal Childers; brothers, Junior and Thomas Stiles; sister, Iona Burns. Arrangements are with the West Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia 704-867-5521. Condolences may be sent to greenefuneral.com.
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Published in Gaston Gazette on Dec. 23, 2014
Farnsworth, Stephen Harold* - Lincolnton  
LINCOLTNON – Stephen Harold Farnsworth, 62, died December 20th 2014 at Levine and Dickson Hospice House Huntersville NC. He was a native of Gaston County, born August 29, 1952 to Harold and Betty Farnsworth from Cher-ryville. He served in the US Air Force and loved riding his Harley Davidson. He was employed with Wix Corp. in Gastonia as a mechanical engineer. Survivors include his wife of 16 years: Roxanne Crosby Farnsworth and his Sisters, Sherry Brookshire, Gay Farnsworth; step Children: Steven Lackey, Christy and Kelly and Bethany Low. Grandchild: Ethan and Amber Low, Nathan and Mitchell Lackey, Alex and Savannah Bowman; Sister and Brother-in-law; Roger and Dianne Self, Lee Crosby; Nieces and nephews: Taylor, Kate, Josh and Ja-son Self. Celebration of Life service will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday at Withers & Whisenant Funeral Home with Rog-er Self officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers: Donations to Hospice and Palliative Care of Lincoln County, 107 North Cedar Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092 Condolences may be made to www.withersandwhisenantfuneral.com. Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2916 Union Road, Gastonia, 704-864-5144 is serving the Family.
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Published in Gaston Gazette from Dec. 22 to Dec. 23, 2014
Marley, Terry* - Rosman  
ROSMAN - Terry Wayne Marley, 54, passed away Dec. 20, 2014, at Hospice of Cleveland County. She was born Aug. 15, 1960, in El Paso, Texas, to Harold Stan Marley and Margie Morris Jones. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Kings Mountain Hospice House. Condolences may be sent to the Marley family at www.robertbennettfuneralservice.com. The Marley family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, 828-465-2111.
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Published in Gaston Gazette on Dec. 23, 2014
Putnam, Dot* - Shelby  
SHELBY - Cordie "Dot" Lee Jenkins Putnam, 93, of River Road, passed away Dec. 19, 2014, at Cleve-land Pines Nursing Facility. A native of Cleveland County, she was born Sept. 14, 1921, daughter of the late Mark and Hattie Hale Jenkins. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday at Aldersgate United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Shelby is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at www.claybarnette.com.
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Published in Gaston Gazette on Dec. 23, 2014
Radenic, Jewel* - Alexis  
ALEXIS - Jewel Hazel Radenic, 80, passed away on Dec. 19, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Dec. 27, 1933, in Gaston County, to the late Joseph Theodore and Hazel Jones Brooks. Visitation will be 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home. A celebration of life will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home. Interment will be at Hillcrest Gardens. Condolences may be made to www.withersandwhisenantfuneral.com. Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2916 Union Road, Gastonia, 704-864-5144 is serving the family.
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Published in Gaston Gazette from Dec. 21 to Dec. 23, 2014

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Ball, Daniel Boone*  
TABOR CITY – Daniel Boone Ball, 84, of Tabor City, NC, passed away Friday, December 19, 2014 at his residence. Son of the late Joshua and Bessie Ellis Ball, he was born February 27, 1930 in Newport, Tennessee. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, R.C. Ball; nephew, Daniel Ball; and niece, Dawn Hefner. Daniel was retired from the U.S. Armed Forces as a rescue mission pilot. He served during World War II, the Korean War, and Vietnam War and was a veteran of both the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force. He is survived by his wife, Linda Ball; niece, Sheila Brown and husband, Daniel; sister-in-law, Lucy Ball; several great-nieces and nephews; and 7 step-children. A funeral service, officiated by Rev. Bobby Gilley, will be held 11 a.m. Monday, December 22, at Greene Funeral Service, South Chapel, 1503 S. York Rd., Gastonia. The family will receive friends at the funeral home following the service. Military Honors will be provided by the Gaston County Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. A guest registry is available at www.greenefuneral.com. Arrangements are with the South Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia.
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Published in Gaston Gazette on Dec. 22, 2014
Barrett, Jacqueline  
KINGS MOUNTAIN - Jacqueline "Jackie" Rae Beam Barrett, 73 of Mary's Grove Church Rd., currently of Somerset Court, died Sunday, December 21, 2014 at Cleveland Regional Medical Center. She was born on March 25, 1941 in Lincoln County to the late John and Katie Gilmore Beam. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Mary's Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Leonard Bumgardner officiating. Condolences may be made at www.carpentersfuneralhome.net
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Published in Gaston Gazette on Dec. 22, 2014
Carson, Shirley Putnam* - Clover  
CLOVER – Shirley Marie Putnam Carson, 75, of 308 Valley Ave passed away Saturday, December 20, 2014, at her home in Clover. The funeral will be at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at Clover First Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Keith Carson and Rev. Donald Mitchelson officiating. Burial will be at Woodside Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday, December 22, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Clover First Freewill Baptist Church. Born in Haywood County, NC, Shirley was the daughter of the late Don Putnam and Alice Messer Put-nam. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was considered the First Lady of Clover First Freewill Baptist Church, where she and husband Rev. Marvin Carson have served for 40 years. She was a Sunday School teacher, church florist, and a mother to many in her church family. She will be missed by all who knew her. She is survived by husband Rev. Marvin Carson of Clover, SC, sons, Mark Carson (Heather) of Clover, SC, Eddie Carson (Chris) of Gastonia, NC, brothers, Robert Messer of Clyde, NC, William Putnam of Bethel, NC, and Jack Putnam of Canton, NC, 10 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her daughter Sharon Carson Bolin. Memorials may be made to Agape Hospice, 817 East Liberty St., York, SC 29745. Online condolences to the family may be made at www.brattonfuneralhome.com. Bratton Funeral Home in York is serving the Carson family.
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Published in Gaston Gazette on Dec. 22, 2014
Humphries, Bobby Lee*  
GASTONIA – Bobby Lee Humphries, 77, of Gastonia, passed away on December 20, 2014, at Belaire Health Care Center, Gastonia. He was born August 22, 1937 in Gaston County to the late Hubert H. and Julia Davis Humphries. He was a member of the National Guard, retired from construction, and attended Calvary Free Will Baptist Church. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his daughter Mary Nell Humphries and brother, L. T. Humphries. Bobby is survived by his wife Reba Humphries; sons Tony Lee Humphries and wife Sandy of Gastonia and Steve Dwight Humphries and wife Crystal of Gastonia; daughters Patricia Humphries Haas and hus-band Eddie of Cherryville and Bobbie Denise Cole and husband Mike of Cherryville; sister Elease Bow-ers of Winnsboro, SC; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Sisk-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services. His funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 23, 2014 in the Sisk-Butler Chapel with Rev. Mike Wilson officiating. Interment will follow in Armstrong Cemetery, Gastonia with military rites by the Bessemer City Ameri-can Legion Post 243 Honor Guard. To offer condolences, please visit www.siskbutler.com Arrangements by Sisk-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services, Bessemer City.
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Published in Gaston Gazette on Dec. 22, 2014
Kee, Donald Gene*  
GASTONIA – Donald Gene Kee, 54, 1038 Surry Ln., Gastonia died Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 at Levine & Dickson Hospice House, Charlotte. Native of Cleveland County. Son of the Nelious Kee, Jr. and Ella Burris Kee. The memorial service will be Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014 at New Life Baptist Church, Kings Mountain at 11:30 a.m. The family will receive friends at the church Tuesday from 11:00 until 11:30 a.m. and other times at 3406 Catskill Ct, Gastonia. Costner Funeral Home is handling the memorial arrangements.
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Published in Gaston Gazette on Dec. 22, 2014
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