GASTONIA - Dorothy Smith McGaha, 84 of 1013 West Mauney Ave., passed away peacefully on March 18, 2013, at Gaston Memorial Hospital.
She was a native of Winnsboro, S.C., born Nov. 27, 1928, to the late Alonzo and Myrtle York Smith.
She was preceded in death by her parents her husband, Walter L. McGaha, a son, David, a daughter, Alice Cantrell and a sister Mildred Smith.
Survivors include her children, Linda Bridges and husband Ron of Gastonia, Tina Faile and husband Calvin of Gastonia, Brenda
Fogle of Hendersonville, Michael, Donnie, Cindy and Randy McGaha all of Gastonia; grand-children, Scott and Shane McGaha, Brandy Lay, Robbie, Shawn, Chris McDowell, Katelin Williams, Jeff and Jimmy Cantrell; brother, Don Smith and sister, Charlene Smith both of Hendersonville.
A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Withers & Whisenant Funeral Home with Pastor Dale Lawing officiating.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Interment will be private.
Memorials may be made to the
, 620 Montana Drive, Charlotte, NC 28216.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.withersandwhisenantfuneral.com.
The family is being cared for by Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2916 Union Rd Gastonia, 704-864-5144.