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CRAMERTON - James William Shoemaker, 71, passed away April 19, 2013, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center.
He was born in Gaston County on June 25, 1941, to the late Ralph and Mildred Ellington Shoemaker. He was a member of Berea Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Jerry Ellington, Gene Shoemaker; and sister, Dorothy Polk.
James is survived by his wife, Shirley F. Shoemaker; children, Scott Shoemaker and Robin, Cynthia Helms and Randy, Lynne Winchester and Ron, Melinda Helms and Scott and Sandra Hamrick and Mark; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and sister, Patricia Horton.
Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Monday at the Berea Baptist Church, 2522 Hickory Grove Road, Gastonia. Family will receive friends one hour before service.
Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Belmont.
A Simple Service, burial and cremation, is serving the family 704-884-0150.
A Simple Service Burial & Cremation
451 Hospital Drive
Gastonia, NC 28054
Published in Gaston Gazette from Apr. 20 to Apr. 22, 2013