BESSEMER CITY - Arthur William Kirkland, 72, passed away June 4, 2014, at his residence.
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He was born Nov. 13, 1941, native of Gaston County, son of the late Richard and Estell Kirkland.
A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday at Greene Funeral Service, South Chapel, 1503 S. York Road, Gastonia, officiated by the Rev. Gary Smith.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday prior to the service at the funeral home.
Arthur is survived by son, Benjamin Kirkland of the home; daughter, Rebecca Anderson of Bessemer City; brother, Robert Kirkland
of Maiden; grandchildren, Victoria Anderson, Joey Earney and Torina Ray.
In addition to his parents, Arthur was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Nina Kirkland; daugh-ter, Cynthia Foresight; grandson, Tristian Kirkland; three brothers and four sisters.
Arrangements are with the South Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia.
Condolences may be made online at www.greenefuneral.com.
Greene Funeral Service, Westside Chapel
216 Archie Whitesides Road
Gastonia, NC 28052
Published in Gaston Gazette on June 6, 2014