On Dec 26, my mother Kathleen Kuykendall Pryor passed through the gates of Heaven to be with her Lord and Savior and the many loved ones that have gone before her.
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Mama was born June 2, 1928, in Blairsville, Ga. She was the daughter of the late Curry G Kuykendall and Jessie W Poteete Kuykendall. Mama came to Gaston County in the late 40s and lived in the same house for 42 years. She worked in textiles until 1974 when she started at Gaston Memorial Hospital were she retired in June of 1991.
Mama was a devoted Christian and was very active in church activities and helping people in need. I moved mama to Kings Mountain in 1992. She was a member of Harvest Baptist Church, Eastside Baptist and in her final years joined me at First Baptist Church, Kings Mountain. Mama wants all of you to know "if I don't see you here, I will see you in Heaven."
The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Greene Funeral Service, West Chapel, 216 Archie Whitesides Road, Gastonia and other times at the home.
A funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church, 605 West Kings St., Kings Mountain, officiated by pastor Chip Sloan and the Rev. Bill Wallace.
Interment will be at St. Luke's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Kings Mountain.
Surviving Kathleen is her son, Samuel Caryslie Pryor Jr. (Junior) and wife Debbie Pryor; two grandsons, Jack Kevin Moore and Robert Samuel Pryor, four great-grandchildren; sisters, Grace Flowers of York, S.C., Wilma Froneberger of Dallas; brother, Tye Kuykendall of Ballground, Ga.; sister-in-law, Shirley Carswell of Hickory; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Samuel Caryslie Pryor Sr., an infant son; two brothers, Claude and Duren Kuykendall and a sister, Lovell Owenby and one grandson, Timothy Allen Moore.
A special thanks to Iris Smith, Susan Davis who lovingly cared for mama.
Memorials may be sent to Gideons International, P.O. Box 1231, Kings Mountain, NC 28086.
A guest registry is available at greenefuneral.com.
Arrangements are with the West Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia, 704-867-5521.
Greene Funeral Service, Westside Chapel
216 Archie Whitesides Road
Gastonia, NC 28052
Published in Gaston Gazette on Dec. 28, 2012