MOUNT HOLLY - Mattie H. King, 85, formerly of Mount Holly, died May 5, 2013.
She was born in Gaston County, daughter of the late Clarence and Minnie Campbell Hester.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ernest Eugene King. She was a member of Sandy Ford Freewill Baptist Church.
She is survived by four daughters, Connie Hester and her companion Rick Russell of Gastonia, Rebecca Barkley and husband Glenn of Gasto-nia, Patricia McGraw and husband Eddie of Gastonia and Dianne Doss and husband Noah of Stanley; one son, Clyde King and wife Brenda of Old Fort, N.C.; three brothers, Russell Hester and wife Nancy of Mount Holly, Frankie Hester and wife Christine of Mount Holly, and Roy Hester and wife Betty of Gastonia; 19 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.
A service to celebrate the life of Mrs. King will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday at Sandy Ford Freewill Baptist Church with the Revs. Vernon Cope, El-vis Anderson, Macon Smith and Pastor Johnny Sawyer officiating.
Burial will be at Hillcrest Gardens Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the church and at other times at the home of Connie Hester, 2424 Essen Lane Gastonia.
Condolence messages may be left at www.woodlawnfuneral.org.
Woodlawn Funeral Home in Mount Holly is serving the family.
Published by Gaston Gazette on May 7, 2013.