GASTONIA - Esther M. Patterson, 89, passed away Jan. 7, 2013, at Kindred Transitional Care, Gastonia.
She was born Oct. 17, 1923, in Huntington Beach, Calif., daughter of the late Andrew Long and Trula Dail Long.
A funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Thursday at Greene Funeral Service, West Chapel, 216 Archie Whitesides Road, Gastonia, officiated by the Rev. Jerry Millwood.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Interment will be private.
Mrs. Patterson is survived by sisters, Mary Helen and Ruby of Tennessee; daughters-in-law, Mimi Cagle of Maryland, Esthelene Cagle of the home; grandchildren, Amy Morgan and husband Mike, Julie Cagle, Billy W. Cagle II; great-grandchildren, Shane, Rhiannon, Emily, Seth, Kendall.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William K. Patterson; sons, Ronald K. Cagle, Billy W. Cagle; infant brother; sis-ter, Barbara.
A guest registry is available at greenefuneral.com.
Arrangements are with the West Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia 704-867-5521.