GASTONIA -Margaret Elizabeth Whitesides, 82, passed away Aug. 20, 2014, at Caromont Regional Medical Center, Gastonia.
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She was born Feb. 11, 1932, in York County, S.C., daughter of the late John Thad Howell and Jemima Ethel Greene Howell.
A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at Greene Funeral Service, West Chapel, 216 Archie Whitesides Road, Gastonia, officiated by the Rev. Michael Lee.
The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Interment will be at Westview Gardens, Bessemer City.
Mrs. Whitesides is survived by daughters, Debbie Cook, Peggy Long and husband David; grandchil-dren, Anna and Andrew Long; sister-in-law, Helen Boyd and husband Ronald; niece, Anne Bumgardner; great-niece, Pam Fowler; special dog, Lady.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin "Dee" Whitesides; son, Jack Whitesides.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to
, 1300 Baxter Street Suite 150 Charlotte, NC 28204.
Arrangements are with the West Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia, 704-867-5521.
A guest registry is available at greenefuneral.com.
Greene Funeral Service, Westside Chapel
216 Archie Whitesides Road Gastonia, NC 28052
Published in Gaston Gazette on Aug. 22, 2014