GASTONIA – Dr. Howard Sloan Rhyne, 92, died May 10, 2014 at Covenant Village.
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Son of the late John Grier and Grace Collins Rhyne, he was born on February 2, 1922.
He was preceded in death by his wives, Lynda Etheridge Rhyne of 58 years and Marjorie Current Rhyne of 7 years.
He was a lifelong member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. After attending Clemson University and graduating from the Medical College of Virginia, Dr. Rhyne served in the United States Army Dental Corps for three years in New Orleans and entered the practice of dentistry in Gastonia in early 1947, where he practiced for 50 years until his retirement in 1997. He is a former member of the Gastonia Civi-tan Club, member of Gaston County Dental Society, North Carolina Dental Society, and the American Dental Society, and enjoyed flying and genealogy.
He is survived by daughters, Mary Elizabeth "Libby" Herring and husband Edward of Boone, NC, Lynda Mauney and husband James of Salem, Va. and Margaret Miller and husband Les of Gastonia, NC., grandchildren, Robert Ashley Herring of Hickory, NC., Caroline Herring Hollars and husband Josh of Zionville, NC., Mem Mauney Zolak and husband Jason of Charlotte, NC., John Christopher Miller and wife Kendra of Nome, Alaska, Brett Stephen Miller and wife Sarah of Indian Trail, NC., and Mary Leslie Miller of Gastonia, NC., great grandchildren, Kyle Monroe Hollars, Charlotte Ruth Zolak, Sarah Katherine Zolak, and Eva James Hollars.
A service to celebrate Dr. Rhyne's life will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at Holy Trinity Luther-an Church with Pastor Braxton East and Bishop James F. Mauney officiating.
The family will receive friends in the church parlor immediately following the service.
Interment will be private.
Memorials may be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 805 South York Street, Gastonia, NC 28052. or to Covenant Village, 1351 Robinwood Road, Gastonia, NC., 28054.
Condolences may be sent to www.mcleanfuneral.com
McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the Rhyne Family
McLean Funeral Directors
700 South New Hope Road Gastonia, NC 28054
Published in Gaston Gazette on May 12, 2014