Virginia Hester

GASTONIA - Virginia Shepard Hester, 82, crossed Jordan on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at Country Time Inn, to be with her Lord and Savior.

Virginia was a native of Rutherford County, born June 30, 1931 to the late William and Amy Swink Shepard.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Richard Hester, granddaughter Kimberly Cushing, several sisters and a brother.

She is survived by her daughter, Carleen (Mickey) Rankin; granddaughter, Cindy (Reid) Rollins; great-granddaughter, Chrissy Cushing and Kera Adkins (Kera's dad Steve); great-grandson, Scott McCall; sister, Mary Cole and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. at Withers & Whisenant Funeral Home on Thursday, February 27, 2014.

Memorials may be made to Gaston Hospice, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054 or Country Time Inn, 602 Brevard Road, Kings Mt., NC 28086

Family would like to send a heartfelt thanks to the staff in the "Secret Garden" at Country Time Inn and Gaston Hospice.

Condolences may be made to

Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home, 2916 Union Rd Gastonia, 704-864-5144 is serving the family.

Funeral Home

Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home
2916 Union Road Gastonia, NC 28054
(704) 864-5144

Published in Gaston Gazette on Feb. 26, 2014