GASTONIA - Esther M. Patterson, 89, passed away Jan. 7, 2013, at Kindred Transitional Care, Gastonia.
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She was born Oct. 17, 1923, in Huntington Beach, Calif., daughter of the late Andrew Long and Trula Dail Long.
A funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Thursday at Greene Funeral Service, West Chapel, 216 Archie Whitesides Road, Gastonia, officiated by the Rev. Jerry Millwood.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Interment will be private.
Mrs. Patterson is survived by sisters, Mary Helen and Ruby of Tennessee; daughters-in-law, Mimi Cagle of Maryland, Esthelene Cagle of the home; grandchildren, Amy Morgan and husband Mike, Julie Cagle, Billy W. Cagle II; great-grandchildren, Shane, Rhiannon, Emily, Seth, Kendall.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William K. Patterson; sons, Ronald K. Cagle, Billy W. Cagle; infant brother; sis-ter, Barbara.
A guest registry is available at greenefuneral.com.
Arrangements are with the West Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia 704-867-5521.
Published in Gaston Gazette on Jan. 9, 2013