GASTONIA - Catherine "Maw" McAbee, 94, passed away Nov. 6, 2012, at her home.
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She was born Sept. 16, 1918, in Danville, Va., daughter of the late John and Bernice Wilkie Cloninger.
"Maw" lived a long, full life and loved her family dearly. She was a loving grandmother to everyone who knew her. The family sends a special thanks to the staff of Meadowwood Nursing Center, especially, Tamara Deal and the staff of Gaston Hospice for their kind and compassionate care.
A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at Greene Funeral Service, South Chapel, 1503 S. York Road, Gastonia.
The family will receive friends 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Fred Stanford officiating.
Interment will be at Gaston Memorial Park, Gastonia.
She is survived by her sister, Yancey Turner of Gastonia; grandchildren and their spouses, Gerald "Butch" and Melinda McAbee of Gastonia, Jonathan and Cheryl McAbee of Gastonia, Michael McAbee of Gastonia; 12 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by: her husband, Gerald Wayne McAbee; son, Gerald Reid McAbee; granddaughter, Cathy Perry; brother, Don Cloninger; sister, Mildred Autry.
Memorials may be made to Gaston Hospice, P. O. Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054.
Arrangements are with the South Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia.
A guest registry is available at greenefuneral.com.
Greene Funeral Service, Southside Chapel
1503 South York Road
Gastonia, NC 28052
Published in Gaston Gazette on Nov. 7, 2012