Irene Stewart

GASTONIA - Irene Manning Stewart, 89, passed away Jan. 23, 2013, at Peak Resources of Gastonia.

She was born May 4, 1923, in Cherokee County, S.C., daughter of the late Rufus and Alice McDaniel Manning.

A funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday at Greene Funeral Service, South Chapel, 1503 S. York Road, Gastonia, officiated by Pastor Marshall Owens.

The family will receive friends 2 to 3 p.m. prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Interment will be at Westview Gardens, Bessemer City.

She is survived by children, Dorothy Beatty and husband, Keith, Rita Chitwood and husband, Donald, Larry Stewart Jr., Donny Woody; sister, Gladys Manning Parham; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Stewart Sr.; brothers, Carson and William "Dub" Manning.

Memorials may be made to Friendly Baptist Church, 1422 N. Rhyne St., Gastonia, NC 28054.

Arrangements are with the South Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia.

A guest registry is available at

Funeral Home

Greene Funeral Service, Southside Chapel
1503 South York Road Gastonia, NC 28052
(704) 853-1300

Published in Gaston Gazette on Jan. 25, 2013