BLACKSBURG, S.C. - The Rev. Emory A. Beaver, 95, formerly of Gastonia, passed away Jan. 16, 2013, at his home.
He was born Oct. 2, 1917, in Cherokee County, son of the late Alfred James and Rhonda Harris Beaver.
A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at Independent Baptist Tabernacle, Dallas, officiated by the Revs. Ralph Carver, Landon
Rice, and Jeff Williams.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the church.
Interment will be held at Hollywood Cemetery, Gastonia.
He was a member of Independent Baptist Tabernacle, Dallas.
He retired from Firestone with over 42 years of service and was the founder, builder, and Pastor of Harmony Baptist Church, Gastonia.
Mr. Beaver is survived by his wife, Sylvia Beaver; sons, Mayford Beaver, Carl Beaver and wife Easter; daughter, Linda Burchfield and husband Marshall; daughter-in-law, Sue Beaver; brother, Walt Beaver; step son, Dustin Bell; stepdaughter, Velvet Hannon and husband Fred; grandchil-dren, James, Kathi, Mark and Todd Beaver, Kevin Burchfield, Teresa Chitwood, Jennifer Billings; step grandson, Devon Bell; seven great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: his first wife, Oma Beaver; son, Gerald Beaver; five brothers; four sisters; daughter-in-law, Robbie Beaver.
Arrangements are with the South Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia.
A guest registry is available at www.greenefuneral.com.