KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Ted Ray Jones, 83, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on October 18, 2020 at Cleveland Pines in Shelby, NC. Born in Mitchell County, NC, he was the son of the late Dave Jones and Vaughtie Johnson Jones. He was also preceded in death by his brother Jesse Jones and wife of 55 years Charlotte Buchanan Jones. Ted was a member of Kings Mountain Baptist Church and served his country as a United States Army Veteran. He worked most of his life in the trucking industry as a truck driver but later was employed and retired from the State of North Carolina. He was a loving caregiver to his wife and wonderful father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. He is survived by his son: Michael Scott Jones and wife, Lisa of Blacksburg, SC and grandchild: Harley Jones of Gaffney, SC. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 2:00 PM, Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, NC with Pastor Tim Whitesides officiating. The family will speak to friends following the service in the cemetery and request that Covid Guidelines of social distancing and wearing face covering be followed. Interment will be held in Mountain Rest Cemetery. Guest register is available at: www.harrisfunerals.com. Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.
Kings Mountain, NC – Randy Craig Lail, 62, moved to his heavenly home after his courageous battle with colon cancer on October 13, 2020. He was a loving husband, father, and Poppy. His greatest passions were his wife Vanessa and anything his grandchildren participated in. She reminded him often that he was her always and forever and that he would always be her hero. Randy was a graduate of the 1976 class of Shelby High School, after school he left to join the U.S. Navy and honorably separated as a First Class Petty Officer. Randy retired from ABB where he worked as a welder for 36 years. On many Saturdays, you would find him at a classic car show where he won many awards over the years. He spent most of his life serving his community as a volunteer fireman and retired from the Bethlehem Volunteer Fire Department after 25 years of service. He was a simple man and a hard worker who loved a clean car and fresh cut grass. His sense of humor and constant laughter will be greatly missed and we can’t wait until we hear it again. He was preceded in death by his mother, Diana Piercy Lail. Randy is survived by his wife of 28 years, Vanessa, of the home; daughters Stephanie Lail Justice (Jason) of Shelby, NC and Andrea Lail Yates (Chad) of Kings Mountain, NC; as well as his father Ralph Lail, and two brothers; Scott Lail (Teresa) of Delight, NC, and Todd Lail of Shelby, NC; grandchildren Haley and Brandon Justice of Shelby, NC, and Caleb, Addie, and Hannah Yates of Kings Mountain NC. He is also survived by Toby, his loyal companion and many loving family members and friends. A memorial service was held at 3:00 pm Thursday, October 15, 2020 at Hope Community Church with Reverend and nephew “Skippy” Allen. The family received friends following the service. Memorials may be made to: Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby NC 28150 or Hope Community Church 1114 S. Lafayette St. Shelby NC 28152. Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family. Guest Registry is available at www.cecilmburtonfuneralhome.com
Wilma Moss Harris
KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Wilma Moss Harris, 85, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on October 5, 2020 at White Oak Manor in Kings Mountain, NC. She was born in Cherokee County, SC, daughter of the late Thurman F. and Eunice Earls Moss and was preceded in death by her beloved husband of over sixty-five years, Gene Eural Harris. Wilma was also preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Rhodes. She was a longtime member of Family Worship Center. Wilma was very active, dedicated and supportive of the church and her church family. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and listening to gospel music.. Wilma was an avid reader and enjoyed reading especially about pioneer times and the Kings Mountain Herald, which you could often find laying about her home. At the tender age of five, Wilma accepting Christ as her savior and her entire life has been dedicated to Him. The kindness, caring and generosity shown by Wilma will forever be remembered by her loving family and many friends. She is survived by sons: Gene Harris and wife Carol Todd Harris, Isle of Palms, SC and Jeff Harris and wife Gayle Bolding Harris, York, SC; sister: Sheila Moss, Aiken, SC; grandchildren: Melissa Gaddis, Morgan Harris, Jeffrey M. Harris, Tyler Harris and Margarite Harris; step-grandchildren: Matthew Patterson and Alyssa Bolding; great-great grandchildren: Dawson Harris, Ava Gaddis, Taylor Gaddis and Briann. There was a private family graveside service on Friday, October 9, 2020 at 2:30 PM at Mountain Rest Cemetery with Reverend Roger Woodard officiating. Interment was held at Mountain Rest Cemetery. Memorials in Wilma’s memory may be made to Samaritan’s Purse at https://samaritanspurse.org/donate. Guest register is available at: www.harrisfunerals.com. Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.
Mildred Flynn Dixon
KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Mildred Flynn Dixon, 89, of Kings Mountain, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on October 17, 2020 at Hospice House Wendover. Born August 14, 1931 in Chimney Rock, she was the daughter of the late Clyde Berry Flynn and Nannie Bell Shytle Flynn. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Beth Flynn Reichley. Mildred was a graduate of the Shelby School of Nursing in 1952 and used the skills gained to serve as a nurse in Buncombe, Gaston, and Cleveland counties for 45 years. The majority of her career was spent at Kings Mountain Hospital where she enjoyed volunteering as a Pink Lady upon her retirement. She was also a faithful member of First Baptist Church Kings Mountain, where she was a member of the choir, Senior Adult Choir, Golden Fellowship, Sunday School Department Director and active in many other areas of the church. She was a devoted wife, a loving mother, a doting grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her, but her family finds comfort in knowing she is now with her Savior. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Sidney Roy Dixon; daughter, Jean Dixon Webb (Harvey) of Shelby; son, Aaron Dixon (Paige) of Gastonia; granddaughter, Amanda Buchanan (Mike) of Shelby; grandson, Andrew Dixon of Gastonia; great-grandchildren Cole Buchanan (Brittany) and Charley Kate Buchanan; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. The family would like to express heartfelt gratitude to the ICU staff of Atrium Health Cleveland, staff of Hospice House of Wendover, and special friends, Butch and Kathy Riley for their loving and compassionate care. A private service was held Tuesday, October 20th followed by a public graveside service at Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery at 3:00 pm. The family received friends after the graveside service and requested that all guests wear a mask. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mildred may be made to Hospice House Wendover or First Baptist Church Kings Mountain Mission Readiness Fund. Guest register is available at: www.harrisfunerals.com. Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.