Thomas Evan Absher (1947 - 2012)

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  • "Papaw Tommy, the greatest man I've ever known. Thank you..."
    - Karen Anderson
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    - Ruby Pence
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    - Keith Calhoun
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    - Randall McSwain
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SHELBY - Thomas Evan Absher, 65, of 327 Toney St., passed away Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, at his residence.

Tom was born in Gaston County, on June 18, 1947, a son of the late Evan Absher and Julia Armstrong Absher.

He was retired from FMC Lithium in Bessemer City and was currently working at Walmart in Shelby.

Tom was a member of Concord United Methodist Church in Bessemer City.

In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by a daughter, Stephanie Absher Rudisill.

Survivors include his wife of 15 years, Priscilla Carnes Absher of the home; a son, Ricky Absher of Grover; a daughter, Valerie Adams, of Sweetwater, Tenn.; a stepdaughter, Karen McSwain of the home; a brother, Grady Absher of Greensboro; a sister, Joyce Bailey of Charleston, S.C.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Visitation will be from 2:30 until 3:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home and at other times the family will be at the home.

Funeral services will be held Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at 3:30 p.m. at Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jack Bailey officiating.

Burial will be private.

Memorials may be made to the , 222 S. Church St., Charlotte, NC 28202.

A guest register is available at

Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Absher.
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Cherryville , NC 28021
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Published in Gaston Gazette from Aug. 25 to Aug. 27, 2012
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