MOUNT HOLLY - Cora Lee Kirkland Gosnell, 74, of 621 Tuckaseege Road, died Nov. 27, 2012.
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She was born in Swain County, daughter of the late Robert Lee and Ida Watson Kirkland.
She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Sharon Renee Kirkland; three brothers Bob, Benny, and Mack Kirkland and one sister, Alice Kirkland.
She is survived by two daughters, Cleda L. Kirkland of Mount Holly and Faye Heffner and husband Robbie of Mount Holly; one son,
Mickey Thomas of Gastonia; four sisters, Christeen Mauney and husband Robert of Stanley, Dixie Hughes of Bryson City, Drama Woody and husband Charles of Belmont, and Wanda Ballew of Bryson City; two brothers, John Kirkland and wife Linda of Charlotte and Taylor Kirkland; three grandchildren, Tanya Inabnit and hus-band Jake of Leland, Seth Pruitt of Gastonia, and Erika Thomas of Gastonia; two great-grandchildren, Michael Pruitt and Isaac Inabnit and numerous nieces and nephews..
A service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Gosnell will be held 3 p.m. Saturday at the Woodlawn Chapel with the Rev. John Duncan officiating.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
A visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at Crisp Funeral Home in Bryson City, with a graveside service to follow at Lauada Cemetery in Bryson City.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Gaston County, PO Box 3984, Gastonia NC 28054.
Woodlawn Funeral Home in Mount Holly and Crisp Funeral Home in Bryson City is serving the family.
Published in Gaston Gazette on Nov. 29, 2012