Betty Cauthen

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GASTONIA - Betty Hedgecoe Cauthen, 57, of Wonderwood Drive, passed away Feb. 28, 2014.

She was born in Gaston County, daughter of James R. Hill and the late Shirley Pender Hill.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Martha Graham and Doris Rico. She was a member of VISTA and was a CNA.

In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband Richard Cauthen; a stepmother, Linda Hill; three children, Joshua Hilliard, Shirley Carlin and Tabatha Cauthen; three stepchildren, Melissa, Stephanie and Daniel Cauthen; five grandchildren, Devin Rushing, Christian, Jeremiah, Joshua and Leslie Hilliard; one sister, Debra Russell; two brothers, Terry and Bobby Hedgecoe; numerous nieces, nephews and special friends.

A graveside service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Cauthen will be held 11 a.m. Monday March 3, 2014, at Crown Memorial Park in Pineville with the Rev. Michael Hedgecoe officiating.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Funeral Home in Mount Holly.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Gaston County, PO Box 3984 Gastonia NC 28054.

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Woodlawn Funeral Home in Mount Holly is serving the family.
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Published in Gaston Gazette on Mar. 1, 2014