Frances Withers

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STANLEY - Frances Carolyn Lineberger Withers, 83, of 116 Ethel Drive, passed away July 24, 2014.

She was born in Gaston County, daughter of the late John Leland and Mary Lucille Clemmer Line-berger.

She was preceded in death by a son John Withers and a daughter in law Donna Withers. Mrs. Withers graduated valedictorian from Stanley High School in 1949. She worked at JP Stevens in Stanley where she met her husband Bill Withers Sr. She was the co-owner of the Woodshed, Little Big Horn and Bill Withers Specialized Services. She was a charter lifetime member of Stanley CD Rescue Operator #325 and she was founder of Stanley Rescue Auxiliary. Mrs. Withers was a member of Community Baptist Church where she was baptized June 25, 2000. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Bill Withers Sr.; two sons, Bill Withers Jr. and wife Donita of Stanley and Colin Withers and wife Renee of Stanley; one daughter, Jeana Neill of Stanley; two sisters, Ruth Cloninger of Stanley and Janice Cornwell and husband Gary of Deland, Fla.; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

A service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Withers will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at Community Baptist Church in Dallas with the Rev. Matt Seagle officiating.

Burial will be after the service at Hillcrest Gardens in Mount Holly.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Stanley CD Rescue, 618 S Main Street, Stanley NC 28164 or to Community Baptist Church, 823 Dallas Stanley Hwy, Dallas, NC 28034.

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Woodlawn Funeral Home in Mount Holly, NC is serving the family.
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Published in Gaston Gazette on July 25, 2014
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