Sylvia Gaddis

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GASTONIA, NC-- Sylvia Hamrick Gaddis, 85, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Born on January 2, 1933 in Inman, SC, Sylvia was the daughter of the late Fred Hamrick and Earline Gordon. Sylvia retired from Burlington Industries where she was a purchasing agent. She was a longstanding member of Flint Groves Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, Sylvia was preceded in death by her brothers, Fred A. Hamrick and Gerald W. Gordon; sisters, June H. Knight, Gladys R. Hamrick and Glenna H. McGinnis.
Sylvia is survived by her beloved husband of 56 years, Melvin Gaddis; son, James Oliver Gaddis; daughter and son-in-law, Robin Hamrick Mabry and Andy Scott Mabry; grandchildren, Colby Scott Robinson and Chloe Noelle Mabry; brother, William B. Hamrick; many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends of Sylvia Gaddis are invited to attend her funeral service beginning at 2:00 PM Saturday, October 13, 2018 from the graveside at Gaston Memorial Park. Rev. Ronnie Bowers will officiate. The family will greet friends at the cemetery immediately following the service.
Condolences may be sent to the Gaddis online at
The Gaddis family requests in lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Sylvia be sent to the , 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016, or the , 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TXZ 75231,
McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the Gaddis family.
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Gastonia, NC 28054
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Published in Gaston Gazette on Oct. 12, 2018
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