DALLAS - Bernice Jane Putnam, 79, passed away Saturday, June 23, 2012.
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She was born Feb. 25, 1933, in Gaston County to the late Warren and Vangie (Hoyle) Murphy.
Bernice is survived by her children, Kenneth Putnam, Sharon Loafman and husband, Christopher, Yvonne Courtemanche and husband, Steven; stepchildren, Patsy McAbee and Joe Putnam; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Bernice was preceded in death by her husband, Billie Putnam; brother, Bob Murphy; and granddaughter, Kimberly Putnam.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 26, 2012; at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Gastonia. Interment will follow at Gaston Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Dallas Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made at: www.carothersfuneralhomedallas.com.
Dallas Funeral Home is serving the Putnam family.
Published in Gaston Gazette from June 23 to June 25, 2012