GASTONIA - Louise Carter McAllister, 91, passed away peacefully at her residence at Covenant Village on Friday, April 4, 2014.
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Louise was born May 29, 1922, in Gastonia to the late William Oscar Carter and Margaret Watterson Carter. She attended Gaston County Public Schools and worked for many years at Armour and Company, and Uniroyal Chemical Company in office manager and accounting positions.
Louise married William Charles McAllister on June 12, 1953, at East Baptist Church where both she and Charles were faithful members. Both later became founding Charter Members of Parkwood Baptist Church in the early 1960s. Louise and Charles were married 46 years before Charles' death in 1999. Louise was a lover of music. She was a frequently requested soloist at many weddings throughout the years in Gaston County where she was a member of both East Baptist and Parkwood Baptist Church's Senior Adult Choirs. In later years, Louise continued her love of music by leading the music at Covenant Village's Vesper Service.
A member of the JOY Ladies Sunday School Class and XYZ Fellowship at Parkwood, Louise gave freely of her time by working with children's programs and youth groups throughout the years. Louise was an active Lionette member of the Gastonia Evening Lion's Club where Charles had once served as President. After retiring from Uniroyal, Louise frequently volunteered at Gaston Memorial Hospital in the hospital's Auxiliary Program and at Gaston Hospice encouraging Breast Cancer victims and survivors like herself.
In addition to her parents and husband, Louise was preceded in death by her brothers, William Broadus Carter and James Edward Carter; brothers and sisters-in-law, Eli and Louise McAllister, Frances and James Delaney, and Sara and Cecil Enloe.
Mrs. McAllister is survived by her only daughter, Pamela McAllister Froneberger and son-in-law, Jim Froneberger, of Waxhaw; two grandchildren, David and Laura Froneberger; nephew, Robert "Bob" Carter and wife, Lydia of Gastonia; sister-in-law, Sue McAllister Leonhardt and husband, Louie of Suwanee, Ga.
Family and friends of Mrs. McAllister are invited to attend her visitation beginning at 12:30 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia with her funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. in Founders Chapel. Dr. M.O. Owens and Pastor Vernon Carver will officiate. Entombment will follow at Gaston Memorial Park Mausoleum. The family will also receive friends from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Monday, April 7, 2014, in the Living Room at Covenant Village.
Condolences may be sent online to www.mcleanfuneral.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Parkwood Baptist Church, 1827 Dixon Road, Gastonia, NC 28054 or Gaston Hospice, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054.
The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the staff at Covenant Village, especially Kevin Stewart, Melissa Oakley and Suann Hovis for their love and compassionate care of Louise.
McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the family of Mrs. McAllister.
McLean Funeral Directors
700 South New Hope Road
Gastonia, NC 28054
Published in Gaston Gazette on Apr. 6, 2014