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Ted Ray Jones

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.
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Randy Lail 

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
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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.
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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.
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Henry Mathew Cherpak Jr.

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Henry Mathew
Cherpak Jr., 77, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loved ones on October 5, 2020 at his home.
He was born in Morenci, AZ, son of the late Henry Mathew and Anne Mary Giron Cherpak.
He married the love of his life, Arcilia “Archie” Luna on April 7, 1970.
Henry retired from
Cypress Minerals after many years of service as the manager of general maintenance.
He was very patriotic and served his country honorably in Vietnam as an Airman First Class in the US Air Force. While in the military, Henry was trained to work in Military Silos.  Henry was a former member of St.
Michael’s Catholic Church. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, hunting, fishing and working in his yard. Henry was a Master Mechanic and loved working on vehicles and his motorcycle. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. Henry possessed a “Can Do Attitude”, generous spirit and a great sense of humor.
Henry was always willing to help anyone in need. He was a wonderful loving husband and father who will be missed greatly by those who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years: Arcilia Luna Cherpak, of the home; daughters: Eddy Jo Cherpak, Charlotte, NC and Catherine Anne Cherpak, Columbus OH; brother: Ronald Adam Cherpak, Arizona.
No services are planned at this time.  
In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made in Henry’s memory to Testa Hospice House at 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150.
Guest register is available at: www.harrisfunerals.com.  
Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.
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Flora Blackburn Yarbro

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Flora Blackburn Yarbro, 94, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on October 07, 2020 at Wendover Hospice House in Shelby, NC.
She was  born in Cleveland County, NC, daughter of the late Robert and Ann Dixon Blackburn and wife of her late husband of more than fifty years, Lee “Jim” Yarbro. Flora survived her late brothers, Donald, Ray, Walter and Arthur Blackburn and her sisters, Pauline Blackburn and Elizabeth Hollifield.
She was a life long member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. Flora retired from Belk after thirty-eight years of dedicated service as a sales auditor.
She was a member of the Kings Mountain Garden Club and enjoyed growing beautiful flowers and her yearly vegetable garden. Flora was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Her spirit and loving kindness will be missed by her family, friends and the community.
She is survived by her daughter: Cheryl Beatty of Kings Mountain, NC; sons: Dr. Stanley Yarbro and wife Helena of Kings Mountain, NC and Robert Leslie Yarbro and Wife Lisa of Lawndale, NC; brother: Max Blackburn of Shelby, NC; grandchildren: Joshua Hollifield, Dustin Yarbro and Stephanie Yarbro; great-grandchildren: Bryson Yarbro and Levi Hollifield
A graveside service was held on Friday, October 9, 2020 at 4:00 pm at Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery with Reverend Dr. Steve Taylor officiating.
Interment was held in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery.      
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Flora may be made to Lottie Moon Missions c/o Bethlehem Baptist Church at 1017 Bethlehem Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086.
Guest register is available at: www.harrisfunerals.com.  
Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.
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Roy Lee Toney

(October 7, 2020 Issue)

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Roy Lee Toney, 76, of Waco, NC, passed away on October 4, 2020 at Atrium Health Cleveland in Shelby, NC.
He was born in Rutherford County, NC, son of the late Nelson G. and Zettie Propst Toney and was preceded in death by his siblings, Helen Marlow, Hazel Toney and Paul Toney. Roy was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jessica Ann.
Roy was of the Christian faith. He was a kind, dependable and wise man who passed his wisdom on to his family in life lessons. Always a handy man, Roy enjoyed working on and fixing anything that was broken. He loved drinking coffee and enjoyed spending time outdoors fishing. He was a wonderful man who will be missed greatly by his loving family and many friends.
He is survived by his wife of 15 years: Mary Jane Teichert Toney, Waco, NC; children: Kelly Leann Toney (Donald Spencer),Kings Mountain, NC, Stephen David Toney, Kings Mountain, NC and Kimberly Causby, Kings Mountain, NC; step-children: John Hodge, Crouse, NC, James Hodge and Sharon Nelms (Donald LeVasseur), Vale, NC; siblings: Roger Toney, Kings Mountain, NC, Donald Toney, Gastonia, NC, Faithel DuBois, Pawley’s Island, SC and Carol Taylor, Lincolnton, NC; seventeen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren
A graveside service will be held on  Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 2:00 PM at North Brook Baptist Church Cemetery, Cherryville, NC
Interment will be held in North Brook Baptist Church Cemetery, Cherryville, NC  
Guest register is available at: www.harrisfunerals.com.  
Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.
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Charlotte Oriela Jenkins

(October 7, 2020 Issue)

ATLANTA, GA – After 89 years of spirited and productive living, Charlotte Oriela Jenkins passed away peacefully in her Atlanta, GA home on September 27, 2020.
Charlotte was born on October 25, 1930 to the late Andrew Campbell Jenkins and Fannie Sue White Jenkins in Mecklenburg County, NC.
After graduating from Catawba College with a double major in English and Sociology, Charlotte relocated to New Orleans, LA to pursue and complete her Masters of Social Work at Tulane University.  Her career started when Charlotte accepted a psychiatric social worker position in Tulane’s Department of Child Psychiatry; next she worked at Charity Hospital’s neuropsychiatric unit. She built a successful private practice in New Orleans, providing casework services in individual, group and family therapy.
In 1970, Charlotte left New Orleans for Atlanta, GA to work for the Child Services and Family Counseling department at the Florence Crittenden Home in a very intense senior social worker position.  She was promoted several times to administrative positions until retiring after 30 years in her profession.
Always a life-long learner, Charlotte took classes to develop her artistic talents in pottery, stained glass, upholstery, hat making, beading, jewelry making, lapidary and photography. Charlotte described herself as a “perennial sophomore” focusing mainly on her passion for crafts.  One of her main joys was gardening and she worked diligently to earn her Master Gardener credentials.  After retiring from a successful career in social work, Charlotte started her own flower arranging business called “Charlotte’s Petals” and accepted a part-time position as executive floral designer at the Georgia governor’s mansion under Joe Frank Harris.  Later in life Charlotte became a student of the internet and took classes to learn how to combine her artistic skills with computer skills and she created amazing slide shows!
Her zest for life was matched by her strong values, exceptional intelligence, unrelenting compassion, abundant determination and endless energy. She had close friends from every walk of life that she enjoyed and who loved and adored and enjoyed her right back.  Charlotte could be the poster child for “to have a friend you have to be a friend.”  She will be sorely missed but truly appreciated for making the world a better and more beautiful place.
A graveside service was held on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Mountain Rest Cemetery in Kings Mountain, NC with Nick Danna officiating. The family spoke with friends immediately following the service at the cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, Charlotte requested donations to the “Charlotte O. Jenkins Scholarship Endowed Fund” which will be used for students with financial need in the School of Social Work at Tulane.  Donations may be mailed to: Debbie Marx, Executive Director of Gift Planning Tulane University, Office of Development, 1555 Poydras Street, Suite 1000 New Orleans, LA  70112.
Guest register is available at: www.harrisfunerals.com.  
Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.
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Robert Howard Bryant

(October 7, 2020 Issue)

IRMO, SC – Robert Howard Bryant, 96, of Irmo, SC and formerly of Kings Mountain, NC, died peacefully after a brief illness, Saturday, October 3, 2020.
 Born August 11, 1924 in Spartanburg County, SC, he was the son of the late Ellis K. Bryant and Fae Tucker Bryant and husband of 66 years to the late Anne Lee Foster Bryant.
Mr. Bryant was a graduate of Fingerville High School, he attended Wofford College 1941-1943 before serving in the US Army, June 22, 1943 to April 9, 1946, returning to Wofford College to complete his degree in 1947. He received his Master’s Degree in education from Furman University in 1953 and Education Administration Degree from Western Carolina.
Mr. Bryant was a longtime public school teacher, principal, District Assistant Superintendent of Instruction for Kings Mountain City Schools, beginning his career in 1947 and retiring in 1982.
He was a member of Central United Methodist Church in Kings Mountain, NC, Methodist Men, Lions Club, and the American Legion. Howard’s interest included his family, church, gardening, photography and traveling with Anne.
Survivors include his daughters, Mary Anne Shawver (Charles) of Irmo, SC, Lou Davis (James) of Aiken, SC and Jo Ellen Barrington (John) of  Shelby, NC; granddaughters, Sarah Elizabeth and Lauren Davis and Elizabeth Joy Barrington; grandsons, Joseph, Andrew, and Philip Barrington; and nephews, Scott and John Pollock. In addition to his parents and wife, he was predeceased by a sister, Rosemary Pollock and her husband Robin.
Graveside services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, October 10, 2020, in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, 1300 Fernwood-Glendale Road, Spartanburg, SC 29307. The family requests that friends and family wear masks and keep social distancing per the Covid-19 precautions.
In lieu of flowers, the family ask that memorials be made to Central United Methodist Church, 113 South Piedmont Avenue, Kings Mountain, NC 28086 or to the charity of one’s choice.
An online guest register is available at www.floydmortuary.com
Floyd’s North Church Street Chapel is serving the family.
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Doris Jean McGinnis

(October 7, 2020 Issue)

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Doris Jean McGinnis, 89, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on September 29, 2020 at Testa Hospice House in Kings Mountain, NC.
She was born in Cleveland County, NC, daughter of the late Dorus Clay and Myrtie Smith Payseur and was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 58 years, William “Bill” McGinnis. Doris was also preceded in death by her daughter, Sandra Ann McGinnis, her brothers, Carl and D.C. Payseur and her sisters, Coleen Price, Helen Vaughn and Margaret Wilson.
She was a life long member of Grace United Methodist Church where she served with the United Methodists Women and as a member of the choir.
Doris lived a life of service and enjoyed nothing more than caring for others. She had a deep and abiding faith in her Lord which was displayed in her love of others. Doris enjoyed spending time with her family and loved ones, playing the piano and sharing her love with those around her. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be missed greatly by her family and many friends. Her family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Testa Hospice House for the care they gave Doris during her last days.
She is survived by her daughter: Donna Bumgardner and husband Kenny, Kings Mountain, NC; grandchildren: Christopher Johnson and Matthew Bumgardner and wife Samantha, all of Kings Mountain, NC; great-grandchildren: Peyton, Benjamin and Sawyer Bumgardner and Mackenzie Johnson.
The body laid in state at Harris Funeral Home on Thursday, October 1, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. The family was not present at Harris Funeral Home during this time.
A graveside service was held on Friday, October 2, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, NC with Reverend Julie Roberts officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Doris to Shriners Children’s Hospital at https://donate.lovetotherescue.org or to Testa Family Hospice House at 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150.
Guest register is available at: www.harrisfunerals.com
Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.
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Veronica Lynn Greene 

Veronica Lynn Greene, 64, of Kings Mountain, passed away on September 23, 2020, at Gateway Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Lenoir.
She was born December 14, 1955, in Cleveland County, daughter of the late Jim Houser and Betty Yarboro.
Veronica was a member of New Life Baptist Church in Bessemer City.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Veronica is survived by her loving husband, Harold Greene; brother, Randy Houser; sister, Sheila Early; sister-in-law, Wanda London (John); brother-in-law, Kenneth Lee Greene Sr. (Joyce); nephew, Kenneth Lee Greene Jr. (Jodi).
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by stepmother, Sue Houser; son, Josh Greene.
Memorials may be sent to New Life Baptist Church, 614 South 11th Street Bessemer City, NC 28016.
Arrangements are with the West Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia.
An online guestbook is available at greenefuneral.com.

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Faye Dellinger 

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Faye Murray Dellinger, age 70, of Kings Mountain passed away on September 25,2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Shelby, NC to the late William “Bud” and Ora Hunt Murray. She was preceded in death by her infant brother, Thomas Wayne Murray and brother William Steve Murray of Ellenboro, NC.
She worked as the secretary for St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Kings Mountain for 39 years. She was a member of Patterson Grove Baptist Church in Kings Mountain where she shared her musical talents serving as organist for many years as well as singing in the choir.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, E. Wayne Dellinger; daughter Melissa Dellinger
Putnam and husband
Darrin of Kings Mountain; daughter, Maggie Dellinger Mayes and husband Shani of Taylorsville, NC; granddaughter Deyawna Rollinson; step grandchildren: Jalen and Lydia Mayes and great granddaughter, Londyn Lane.
Memorial service will be held 2:00 pm Saturday, October 3, 2020 at Patterson Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Tim Hendrick officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.
Memorials may be made to Patterson Grove Baptist Church, 301 Oak Grove Road, Kings Mountain NC 28086 or Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby NC 28150.
Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.
Guest registry is available at www.cecilmburtonfuneralhome.com
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Stephanie Angelique Wilson Dixon

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Stephanie Angelique Dixon, 49, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on September 25, 2020 at Atrium Health Cleveland in Shelby, NC. She was born in Columbus, GA.
Stephanie was of the Christian faith. She was employed with W. Eric Dixon Construction and W. Eric Dixon Defense Inc. Stephanie was a wonderful wife and loving grandmother. Her grandchildren were the center of her life and enjoyed nothing more than spending time with them. Stephanie was a loving daughter and sister and was everything to everyone. Her caring and loving character will be missed dearly by every person who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her husband of 3 years, W. Eric Dixon, of the home; parents: Steve and Rita Wilson, Mount Holly, NC; stepson: Jonathan William Dixon and wife Alicia, Kings Mountain, NC; grandchildren: Austyn, Colt and Anniston Dixon; brothers: Stevie Wilson, Gastonia, NC and Kevin Wilson, Mount Holly, NC.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 1, 2020 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM in the Gymnasium of First Wesleyan Church at 510 East Alabama Avenue, Bessemer City, NC.
There will be a private family service following the visitation.
In lieu of flowers, donation in Stephanie’s memory may be made to Shriners Children’s Hospital at https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org
Guest register is available at: www.harrisfunerals.com.  
Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.
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Rachael McClain Goforth

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Rachael McClain Goforth, 96, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on September 18, 2020 at White Oak Manor in Kings Mountain, NC.  Born in Franklin Co. GA , she was the daughter  of the late Ernest Carl and Nettie Mae Dunson McClain.   She was also preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Garrison Goforth.
Rachael was a longtime member of Boyce Memorial ARP Church where she served as former President of Women and often played the piano and organ. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was a seamstress, loved to knit and was a great cook.  
She is survived by daughters: Del Goforth Tieman and husband Glen, New Wilmington, PA; Susan Goforth, Kings Mtn, NC; Carol Denton and husband Googie, Kings Mtn. NC; 5 grandchildren: Erin Smith and husband Pete, New Wilmington, PA; Ada Samari and husband Patricio, Baltimore, MD; Zachary Tieman, Memphis,TN; Will Denton and wife Mindy, Lincolnton, NC and Sally Denton, Kings Mtn. NC; great grandchildren: Rachael, Ivy, Katie, Gracie, Hannah, Cameron, Ella and Maylee.
A private graveside service will be held.
Interment will be in Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, North Carolina.  
Memorials may be made to: Boyce Memorial ARP Church, P.O. Box 1145 Kings Mountain, North Carolina 28086.
Guest register is available at: www.harrisfunerals.com.  
Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.
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Norma “Nanny” Bridges

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Norma “Nanny” Bridges, 88, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away peacefully on September 17, 2020 at her home.
She was born in Cleveland County, NC, daughter of the late Marion Chalmers and Ruth Long Falls and was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 58 years, Bobby Ray Bridges. She was also preceded in death by brothers, Marion “Buck” Falls Jr. and Louis “Luco” Falls, her sisters, Evelyn Ware, Lucille Bridges, Colleen Crawford and Pratt Falls and daughter-in-law, Cathy Bridges. 
Norma, who was affectionately known by many as “Nanny”, was a longtime and devoted member of Second Baptist Church.
She was the first woman in Kings Mountain history to be elected as a City Council Member. During her tenure as council member, Norma served as mayor pro tem and was active with the Parks and Recreation Department.
Norma served on the Patrick Senior Center Advisory Committee, the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary and the Kings Mountain Woman’s Club. She and husband Bobby loved sports and sponsored many youth sports teams throughout the years. She was an avid Atlanta Braves and Kings Mountain High School sports fan and loved watching her grandchildren participate in all sports. Nanny was a wonderful and loving person whose greatest joy was her family. She will be missed greatly by her loving family, friends and the entire community.
She is survived by children: Ken Bridges, Wayne Bridges and wife Dianna, and Kim Peeler and husband Royce, all of Kings Mountain, NC.; brother: Clyde Falls, Baltimore, MD; grandchildren: Becky Hunt (Sam), Kenny Bridges (Charity), Laura Hall (Geno), Jason Bridges (Lauren), Matt Bridges (Ramey), Master Sergeant Brandon Bridges (Casey), Kelly Patrick (Chris) and Emily Peeler; great-grandchildren: Hallie Hunt, Olivia Hunt, Addison Hunt, Sara Kate Bridges, Ella Bridges, Kinsley Bridges, Keegan Bridges, Tad Bridges, Haydin Bridges, Peyton Bridges, Lottie Bridges, Lydia Patrick and Abby Patrick.
Funeral service was held on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Second Baptist Church with Reverend John Bridges officiating.
The body laid in state on Saturday, September 19, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel. No family was present during this time.
Interment was held in Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, NC.  
In lieu of flowers,  memorials can be made to  Second Baptist Church, 120 Linwood Road, Kings Mountain, NC  28086.
Guest register is available at: www.harrisfunerals.com.  
Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.
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Jack “The Shepard” Alton Lail
 

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Jack Lail, 88, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on September 2, 2020 at Caromont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia, NC.
Jack was born in Cleveland County, NC, son of the late Charles Woolsie and Maggie Dixon Lail and was preceded in death by his brother, Dan Brevard Lail.
He served honorably as a medic in the US Army during the Korean War. Jack worked as a mechanic at Fiber Industries and was the owner and operator of Lail Livestock. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church for over seventy-five years where he served faithfully as Chairman of the Board of Deacons, Sunday School Director and as a member of the choir.
Jack loved farming and spent many years working the land and raising livestock. Always gentle, Jack possessed a wealth of wisdom that he shared freely with people and was highly regarded by everyone who knew him. Jack loved his family more than life itself and enjoyed nothing more than spending time with his beloved great-grandchildren. He was a loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend to the entire community.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years: Frances Huffstetler Lail, of the home; son: Dan A. Lail and wife Bel; daughters: Ann B. Hoyle and husband Freddie and Karen L. Vinesett; sister: Phyllis L. Carpenter; grandchildren: Melissa B. Green (Will Hicks), Jennifer B. McMillan (Terry), Kyerstin V. Bridges (Zach), Makenzi V. Gregor (Tyler), Steven Buck Hoyle (Christian), Kelly H. Barrett (Shane) and Toby Hoyle (Katie); eight great-grandchildren
A Celebration of Life Service was held on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery with Reverend Dr. Steve Taylor officiating. The family spoke with friends following the service in the cemetery.
Donations in Jack’s memory may be made to Bethlehem Baptist Church Building Fund at 1017 Bethlehem Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086.
Guest register is available at: www.harrisfunerals.com.  
Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.
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Doris H. Hardin

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Doris H. Hardin, 93, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on September 7, 2020.
She was born in Cleveland County, NC, to the late Robert Theodore and Mylie Elizabeth Dixon Huffstetler and was preceded in death by her husband of over sixty years, Jack Hardin. She was also preceded in death by a son, Reverend Larry Everette Hardin, a grandson, Zachary Hardin, a granddaughter, Tabitha Moore, brothers, Bobby, Bruce and David Huffstetler and sisters, Sara Mae McDaniel, Annie Laura Robinson and Theo Hawkins.
Doris was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church and a devoted and faithful Christian woman. She possessed an infectious smile and joyous laughter that was contagious to everyone around her. Always jovial, Doris enjoyed playing the part of “Truck Stop Grannie”. She loved to shop, sew, cook and listen to southern gospel music, especially the Gaither Vocal Band. Doris was the heart and soul of her family and loved nothing more than spending time with her loved ones. She will be missed greatly by her loving family and friends.
She is survived by daughters: Jackie Hardin and special friend Roy Hammett, Kings Mountain, NC and Pam Moore and husband Harold, Spartanburg, SC; brother: Jerry Huffstetler and wife Peggy, Alabama; sisters: Gloria Smith and husband Dick, Baiden, NC, Frances Lail, Kings Mountain, NC, Gail Moss, Conway, SC and Margie Kircus, Cramerton, NC; grandchildren: Heather Burton, Jennifer Williams (Steven), Dawne Burton, Christopher Stewart, Nicholas Stewart (Katie), Melanie Moore, Jackson Hardin and Adria Hardin; ahost of great and great-great grandchildren
A graveside memorial service will be held on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Mountain Rest Cemetery with Reverend Dr. Steve Taylor officiating.
The family will speak with friends immediately following the interment at the cemetery.
Interment will be held in  Mountain Rest Cemetery.  
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethlehem Baptist Church at 1017 Bethlehem Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086.
Guest register is available at: www.harrisfunerals.com.  
Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.

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Katie Lou Jones Pruitt
 

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Katie Lou Jones Pruitt, 97, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on September 12, 2020 at White Oak Manor in Kings Mountain, NC.
She was born in Polk County, NC, daughter of the late Thomas Clyde and Carrie Pannell Jones and was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 52 years, Lawrence Chalmer Pruitt. Katie was also preceded in death by her brothers, Thomas and Clyde Jones, and sisters, Verta Hastings, Emma Huffstetler and Lucy Allen.
She was a longtime member of Second Baptist Church, Kings Mountain, NC where she attended faithfully as long as she was able.  She served as WMU Director focusing church attention on missions and ministered in many other capacities over the years. Katie retired from Wallace Business Forms after twenty-two years of service. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and spending time with her beloved family and friends. Katie was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be missed dearly by her loved ones.
She is survived by sons: Darryl Pruitt of Charlotte, NC and Reverend Dennis Pruitt and wife Patricia of Gastonia, NC; sister: Jane Cabiness of Rock Hill, SC; grandchildren: Tiffany Pruitt Stevens and husband John of Gloucester, VA and Michael Pruitt and wife Alexis of Shelby, NC; great-grandchildren: Cole and Ally Stevens and Amelia, Benjamin and Thomas Pruitt.
Numerous nieces who were faithful to visit her to brighten her day.
Funeral service will be  held on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Second Baptist Church, Kings Mountain, NC with Pastor Dennis Pruitt officiating.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM prior to the service at Second Baptist Church.
Interment will be in Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, NC.  
Donation in Katie’s memory may be made to Second Baptist Church at  120 Linwood Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086.
Guest register is available at: www.harrisfunerals.com.  
Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.
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Emmett Odell Greene
 

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Emmett Odell Greene, 79, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on September 11, 2020, surrounded by loved ones at the home of his daughter.

He was born in Cleveland County, NC, son of the late Fred Thomas and Louis Lovelace Green and was preceded in death by his sister, Marilyn Harmon.

Emmett attended the Nashville Auto and Diesel College and retired from Carolina Freight after many years of service as a diesel mechanic. He also worked at the city of Kings Mountain in maintenance and for Kings Mountain District Schools after his retirement. Emmett was an avid outdoors man and loved to hunt and fish. He enjoyed baseball and loved watching his grandchildren play ball. He was a former member and deacon of Macedonia Baptist Church and was a current member of David Baptist where he enjoyed singing in the choir. In his spare time, Emmett enjoyed working on small engines. He was a devoted husband and caregiver to his beloved wife Betty, loving father to his children and doting grandfather to his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years: Betty Champion Greene, of the home; daughter: Lisa Greene Weaver and husband Bill, Shelby, NC; son: Phillip Greene and family, Shelby, NC; grandchildren: Angel Queen (Phillip), Dustin Mode, Thomas Weaver (Chrissy Helton) and Nicholas Weaver; great-Grandchildren: Kaitlyn and Jackson Queen

The funeral service was held on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 1:00 PM at David Baptist Church with Reverends David Turner and Brian Taule officiating

Visitation was held on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 12:50 PM prior to the service at David Baptist Church.

Interment was 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.
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Billy Ray Arrowood

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Billy Ray Arrowood, 79, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on September 10, 2020 at Caromont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia, NC. He was born in Rutherford County, NC, son of the late Fred Arrowood and Edna Harris and was preceded in death by his stepfather, Carl Paysour. Billy was also preceded in death by his wife of many years, Mary Elizabeth Arrowood, his brothers, Junior and David Arrowood and his sisters, Judy Vanadore and Frances Banner.

Billy enjoyed fishing, going to flea markets and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a wonderful and loving father and grandfather who will be missed greatly by his loving family and friends.

He is survived by daughters: Donna Burgess and husband Jonathan, Kings Mountain, NC and Sharon Blanton and husband Phillip, Shelby, NC; girlfriend of eleven years: Teresa Jenkins, Kings Mountain, NC; grandchildren: Chris Arrowood, Randy Putnam, Heather Phillips, Billy Stilwell and Shelby Stilwell; six great-grandchildren

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 2:00 PM in the Ollie Harris memorial Chapel.

Visitation was held on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM prior to the service at Harris Funeral Home.

Interment was 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.
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Grady Keever Howard Sr.
 

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Grady Keever Howard Sr. died on Sunday, September 6th at the age of 97. He will always be remembered for his strong faith, his quick wit, his wisdom and his great compassion for everyone. He especially had so much love and admiration for all his family.

Mr. Howard is a native of Denver N.C, and he is survived by two daughters, Patricia Graves (Jim) of Burlington NC; Joan Murphy (Pat) of Huntersville, NC; and son, Grady Keever Howard Jr. (Chris) of Kings Mountain, NC. He is also survived by six grandchildren: Mary Graves Wymbs (Bryan) of Salisbury,NC; Matthew Murphy (Emily) of Huntersville, NC; Elizabeth Graves Jenkins (Andrew) of Raleigh, NC; Megan Murphy of Huntersville, NC; Alice Ann Howard Gola ( Henry) of Arlington, VA; and Grady Keever Howard III (Amanda), Charlotte, NC; and 6 great-grandchildren Amelia Wymbs, Cora Wymbs, Ruby Gola, Rose Gola, Katie Howard and Grady Keever Howard IV.

Mr. Howard was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Mary Sue McGinnis Howard, his parents, McLean Asbury Howard and Neva Keever Howard, and two brothers Myron M. Howard and Herbert A. Howard.

He graduated from Rock Springs High School in Denver, NC. He attended Western

Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC; and during the war he attended Emory Universary in Atlanta, Georgia.

Grady Howard served as the Kings Mountain Hospital Administrator for 32 years from 1953 – 1985.

He served in the United States Marine Corps and retired as a Major after serving in World War II and the Korean War.

He was a member of the Kiwanis Club for over 60 years and served as President , and a former member of the Jaycees. He also served as a Trustee of the Cleveland County Community College from 1977 – 2000.

He was a member and chairman of the Mauney Memorial Library. Being the avid reader that he was, he made many visits to the library.

He was on the Kings Mountain Indoor Pool Foundation, and had a large part in seeing the project completed. 

For over 20 years after the pool was finished, he and a few of his friends met there several mornings each week for a swim.

However, his favorite recreation by far was playing golf. Over the years he had the opportunity to play at lots of golf courses. He made many, many life time friends at the golf course.

He was very dedicated to his church, Central United Methodist Church where he served as Chairman of the Administrative Board. He also supported many other ministries in the church.

There will be a private graveside service for the family on Saturday.

September 12th. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Central United Methodist Church,113 S. Piedmont Ave., Kings Mountain, NC 28086 and Testa Family Hospice House, 951 Wendover Heights Dr, Shelby, NC 28150.

Guest register is available at: www.harrisfunerals.com.

Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.
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Horace Edward Kiser

KINGS MOUNTAIN–Horace Edward Kiser, 88, of Mocksville, NC, passed away on August 20, 2020 at Testa Family Hospice House in Kings Mountain, NC.

He was born in Cleveland County, NC, to the late Melton Edward and Janet King Kiser and was preceded in death by his brother, Royce Kiser and his sister, Amelia Whitesides. Horace worked as a pipe fitter and welder most of his life.

Horace is survived by five children and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren

A private burial will be held.

Interment will be held in Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, NC.

Guest register is available at: www.harrisfunerals.com.

Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.
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Betty Joyce Mitchell

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Betty Joyce Mitchell, 87, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on August 20, 2020 at her home.

She was born in Cleveland County, NC, to the late David Everette and Hattie Mae Welch Cash and was preceded in death by her son, Chip McCarter and a sister Jean Girault.

Betty was a member of MorningStar Ministries in Fort Mill, SC where she served the Lord with all her heart. She enjoyed going on mission trips and has traveled to Scotland and Malaysia serving the call of missions.

Betty retired from the city of Kings Mountain after many years of service. She was a people person who never met a stranger and loved her many friends. Betty was a wonderful loving mother, sister and grandmother who will be missed dearly by her family and friends.

She is survived by her daughter: Sheri Mitchell, Kings Mountain, NC; son: Brent McCarter, Charlotte, NC; grandchild: Micah Waters, Lincolnton, NC.

A memorial service was held on Monday, August 24, 2020 at 2:00 PM in the Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel

Visitation was held on Monday, August 24, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM prior to the service at Harris Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Dr., Shelby, NC 28150. 

Guest register is available at: www.harrisfunerals.com.

Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.
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Tony Lee Bridges

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Tony Lee Bridges, 48, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on August 19, 2020 at his home.

He was born in Cleveland County, NC, to the late Bobby Kenneth and Elsie McNeely Bridges. Tony was employed as a foreman at NVR where he had worked for seventeen years.

He enjoyed being outdoors, camping, fishing and giving golf cart rides to his grandchildren who were the light of his life. Tony enjoyed watching football and was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. He loved being at home surrounded by the people he loved most, his family. Tony was a wonderful husband, brother and loving Pawpaw. He will be missed greatly by his loving family and many friends. 

He is survived by his wife of 16 years: Kathy Wright Bridges, of the home; brother: Rodney Bridges (Cindy), Kings Mountain, NC; sister: Diane Spencer (Steve), Connelly Springs, NC; step-children: Michael Smith (Ashley), Kings Mountain, NC, Jamie Smith (Ashley), Bessemer City, NC and Ashley Smith (Jonathan Seright), Shelby, NC; grandchildren: Robbie Perkins, Raya Smith, Khloe Smith, Kindal Seright, Kaylee Smith and Kaycee Smith; mother-in-law: Evelyn Wright and brother-in-law: Danny Wright (Patricia Abernathy) all of Kings Mountain, NC.

The family will hold a private Celebration of Life Service at a later date

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to assist with the funeral expenses at 158 Wright View Drive, Kings Mountain, NC 28086

Guest register is available at: www.harrisfunerals.com.

Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.
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Eloise Grigg Huffstetler

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Eloise Grigg Huffstetler, 91, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away peacefully on August 17, 2020.

She was born in Cleveland County, NC, to the late Hubert and Carrie Davis Grigg and was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Jack Huffstetler and her children, David Huffstetler, Jackie Holder and Sheila Alexander. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Jerry, Bud, Sam and Gene Grigg and her sisters, Helen Moss and Ruby Ellis.

Eloise was a one of a kind person who loved life and always lived it to the fullest. She enjoyed spending time outdoors watching her beloved squirrels and birds, early morning coffee and the Golden Girl TV programs.

Eloise loved to dance and enjoyed going to senior dances at the Patrick Senior Center. She liked spending time in the mountains and was looking forward to a beach trip. Eloise never stopped living and cherished everyday she was given. She was always outspoken but loved everyone in her own special way. She was a loving mother, sister and grandmother to her 77 grandchildren, great and great-great grandchildren.

Eloise’s strength, heart and love for her family will be missed so much by her family and friends.

She is survived by daughters: Carolyn Camp and Brenda Hollifield, both of Kings Mountain, NC; sister: Faye McInnes, Kings Mountain, NC; Caretaker and granddaughter: Sherri Black, and husband Mike, Summerville, SC; daughter in law: Marilyn Huffstetler, Gastonia, NC; fourteen grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren; thirty-three great-great grandchildren.

Funeral service was held on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 2:00 PM in the Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel.

Visitation was held on Saturday, August 22, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM prior to the service at Harris Funeral Home.

Interment was held 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.

 
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Donald Lee Henderson Sr.

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Donald Lee Henderson Sr., 61, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on August 23, 2020 at Accordius Health at Rutherford in Rutherfordton, NC.

He was born in Cleveland County, NC, son of the late Donald Henderson and was preceded in death by a son, Duriel Lee Henderson, sister, Kimberly Renee Henderson and his step father, James L. Thompson Sr.

Donald was a life long member of Bethlehem Baptist Church and retired from General Shale after thirty-five years of service. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, playing cards and watching Nascar racing. Donald enjoyed collecting many things including guns, knives and Dale Earnhardt Sr. memorabilia. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son and brother. He will be dearly missed by his loving family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years: Sheila Blanton Henderson, of the home; son: Donald Lee “Leebo” Henderson Jr. and wife Shandie, Richmond VA; mother: Evelene Oliver Thompson, Kings Mountain, NC; grandchildren: Hero, Bianca and Scarlett Henderson; brother: Jimbo Thompson and wife Vicki, Kings Mountain, NC; sister: Sandy Randle and husband John Hoyle, Kings Mountain, NC; nephews: Josh and Tyler Randle and Max Thompson.

Funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery with Reverend Dr. Steve Taylor officiating

Interment will be in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery, Kings Mountain, NC.

The family will receive friends at the home of Evelene Thompson.

Memorials may be made in memory of Donald to Bethlehem Baptist Church at 1017 Bethlehem Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086

Guest register is available at: www.harrisfunerals.com.

Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.
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Clayton Lloyd Ollis

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Clayton Lloyd Ollis, 55, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on August 19, 2020 at Atrium Cleveland in Shelby, NC.

He was born in Canton, Ohio. Clayton was preceded in death by his father, Walt Ollis. Clayton was born a March of Dimes baby and was not expected to live past one year.

Through God’s grace, Clayton was able to live a long and fulfilling life. He moved to Kings Mountain in 1977 where he attended and graduated Kings Mountain High School with honors. Clayton graduated from Mars Hill College in 1987 and entered Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1988 where he earned a Masters of Divinity in 1990.

Clayton lived to serve the Lord through music. He traveled to and lived in several cities while following his calling of ministry. Clayton was presently serving as the Minister of Music at Resurrection Lutheran Church, Kings Mountain, NC. He was a wonderful, strong willed man with a heart of gold. Clayton will be missed dearly by his loving family, many friends and the entire community. 

He is survived by his mother: Diana M. Ollis, Kings Mountain, NC; sisters: Ruth Lancaster and husband Steven, Susan Todd and husband Joe, and Janey Ollis, all of Kings Mountain, NC; nieces: Ashley Todd and Allison Wellmon, both of Kings Mountain, NC; nephews: Steven Lancaster and wife Jessica and children Jackson and Noah of Greenville and Jake Lancaster and wife Bree of Kings Mountain; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and church families.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date by Harris Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of Clayton to Resurrection Lutheran Church at 600 Crescent Circle, Second Baptist Church at 120 Linwood Road or to Oak View Baptist Church at 1517 York Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086.

Guest register is available at: www.harrisfunerals.com.

Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.
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Ruth Parker Beam

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Ruth Parker Beam, 103, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on August 22, 2020 at Summitt Place in Kings Mountain, NC.

Born in Cleveland County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Ambrose Andrew “Andy”Parker and Mary Buff Parker. She was also preceded in death by a number of brothers and sisters.

She was a graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne University. She taught first grade in the Kings Mountain School System for twenty years but began her teaching career in Key West, Florida.

She enjoyed traveling in the United States and abroad as well as doing all types of crafting, quilting, ceramics, and porcelain dolls. She was a long time participant at the Patrick Senior Center and volunteered there for many years. Ruth loved her church family, Kings Mountain Baptist Church, which she attended faithfully when she was able. 

She is survived by 1 son: Jerry Beam and wife Frances, Greenville, SC; 1 brother: Cecil Parker and numerous nieces and nephews

Her body lay in state at Harris Funeral Home, Tuesday, August 25, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. A private graveside was held.

Interment was held in Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery, Casar, NC

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Kings Mountain Baptist Church, PO Box 608, Kings Mountain, NC 28086; Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 6101 Ward Gap Rd, Casar, NC 28020 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Guest register is available at: www.harrisfunerals.com.

Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.
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Charles Jerome “Jim” Spivey

CHARLOTTE, NC – On July 7, 2020, Jim Spivey passed away peacefully at home at the age of 92, ushered into his Lord and Savior’s presence to join his beloved wife, Butch. He was born on September 10, 1927 in Kings Mountain to Margaret Jane Stowe Spivey and Weaver Jerome Spivey. After a childhood in Kings Mountain and in Charlotte, Jim returned to Kings Mountain and graduated from Kings Mountain High School in 1945.

Jim entered the U.S. Merchant Marine service in 1945, and sailed between 1945-1947 to the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, to South America, and to the Netherlands. 

Jim attended Gardner-Webb College and received an Associate’s degree in 1949. Jim married Beulah Elizabeth Rhea of Kings Mountain on August 27, 1949 in Kings Mountain. They were married 70 years. 

Jim worked most of his career in the insurance adjusting and risk management fields providing risk management expertise to the city of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County and to other municipal and commercial entities. Jim earned a reputation as a well-respected, open and honest businessman, known to speak his mind and stand up for what he believed in. 

 He and Butch were active members of the Carmel Baptist Church in Charlotte since moving there in 1968. He and Butch enjoyed many travels in the North America, Europe, the South Pacific, Australia, and the Caribbean. 

Jim was ever-generous, loyal, disciplined, kind, stubborn, organized, honest, persistent, dedicated, passionate, and faithful. He was described by a friend as an exemplary Southern gentleman. He was a patriot, proud of his country, and grateful to God for the long life he lived, and hopeful that what he did with the time he was given on earth was done for good. 

Jim is preceded in death by his wife, Beulah Elizabeth Rhea “Butch” Spivey (1930-2019). He is survived by his six children, Jerry Spivey and wife, Jane, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Karen Spivey Dallas and husband, Walt, of Cary, North Carolina, Greg Spivey and wife, Helen, of Nichols Hills, Oklahoma, Jeff Spivey and wife, Jeanie, of Kings Mountain, North Carolina, Dana Spivey Mims of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Stowe Spivey and wife, Pam, of North Carolina, 11 grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren. Jim and Butch were always very proud of their family.

Jim and Butch will be buried at the Mountain Rest Cemetery in Kings Mountain and a grave side internment will be held there at 10 AM on July 18, 2020. Family will receive friends at 1 PM at McEwen Funeral Home - Pineville Chapel, 10500 Park Rd., Charlotte, NC 28210 on Saturday, July 18, 2020, and a Memorial Service will be held there beginning at 2 PM. The Memorial service will also be available as a VIRTUAL service linked at the Facebook link on the McEwen website to be viewable live or as a recording.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Carmel Baptist Church Missions in Charlotte, Gardner-Webb University, Jim and Butch Spivey Dramatic Scholarship at Gardner-Webb University, or to Gideon’s International.

For full obituary and condolences, visit www.mcewenpinevillechapel.com.

 
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Kelvin “Buster” Reynolds

Kelvin “Buster” Reynolds, age 51, of Kings Mountain, passed away Saturday, July 18, 2020 at Gaston Memorial Hospital.

Kelvin was born March 24, 1969 in Cleveland County to the late William Walter Reynolds and Mary Couch Ezzell.

He worked in textiles for many years and most recently worked for Hound’s Campground in Kings Mountain. He enjoyed dirt track racing and was a music enthusiast. Kelvin was a very loyal, dependable, trustworthy friend and employee. He was a kindhearted and devoted family man. Kelvin will be missed by all who knew him. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Crystal Murks Reynolds.

Those left to cherish his memory include his sister, Nancy Detter (Ricky) and brother, Marvin Ezzell (Mialy) all of Kings Mountain; nieces, Brandy Wiley (Josh), Shera Davis and Carolyn Rhyne (Shannon); nephews, Logan and Adrian Ezzell; great-nieces and nephews, Sophia, William, Serenity, Shelby, Matthew, Lewis, Zander and several other family members and numerous friends.

A private celebration of Kelvin’s Life will be conducted for family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are requested to https://www.gofundme.com/f/kelvin-quotbusterquot-quotwhalequot-reynolds-funeral-funds

Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.

An online guest registry is available at www.harrelsonfuneralhome.com
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Thomas “Tom” Charles Harper

Thomas “Tom” Charles Harper died July 10, 2020 at his home.

A private celebration of life took place on July 16, 2020. 

Mr. Harper was born in Greenville, NC to the late Thomas Wilson Harper and Maude Plonk Harper. He graduated from Gaston College and attended Brevard College and UNC-Charlotte. He retired from Bartlett Nuclear, Inc. He was also previously employed by the City of Walhalla, Duke Power and John E. Jenkins, Inc. He was an avid tennis enthusiast and was a member of Spindle Tree Racquet Club for over twenty years.

Survivors include his wife, Frances D. Harper of the home; stepsons, Matthew (Jacqueline) Reynolds of Pendleton, SC and Micah Reynolds (Caitlin Payne) of Del Norte, CO; sisters, Susan (Gerard) Roche of Cramerton, NC; Mary Louise (James) Ware of Kings Mountain, NC; and Barbara Harper of Cramerton, NC; three step-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Epworth Children’s Home, PO Box 50466, Columbia, SC 29250; Hospice of the Foothills, 390 Keowee School Rd., Seneca, SC 29672; or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Keowee Funeral Service of Oconee is assisting the family.

Jean Mullinax Hopper

Kings Mountain -- Jean Mullinax Hopper, 99, of 214 Walker St., passed away Saturday, July 11, 2020, in hospice care.

Born in Blacksburg, she was the daughter of the late Dora Mullinax Ridings. Mrs. Hopper retired from textiles and was a member of Holiness Christian Mission of Kings Mountain.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Dora, a son, Keneth Hopper, a daughter, Judy Teague, a sister, Elizabeth Mullinax, two sons-in-law, Bobby Martin Sr. and Eddie Burgess, and an uncle, Phifer Mullinax.

Surviving Mrs. Hopper are two daughters, Connie Burgess of Kings Mountain and Sue Martin of Grover; thirteen grandchildren, Kevin Teague, Angel Mayberry (Troy), Bobby Martin Jr. (Debbie), Johnny Martin, Symantha Jones (Jimbo), Tammy Putnam (Johnny T.), Santa Hughes (Scotty), Michael Hughes (Charity), Becky Walkey (Jody), Brandy Harvey (Gary), Krisha Hopper, Brandon Burgess, and Brian Burgess (Sara); 24 great-grandchildren; 34 great-great-grandchildren; and a cousin, Ms. Virginia Mullinax.

The family received friends on Thursday, July 16th, 2020, from 3:00pm - 3:30pm at Clingman Memorial Gardens. Cryptside services immediately followe at 3:30 pm with Pastor Glenda Cook officiating. Scottie Buckner, Dillon Putnam, Troy Mayberry, John T. Putnam, Jordan Moore, and Kevin Teague will serve as pallbearers.

The family was at the residence.

The Book of Memories is available at www.gordonmortuary.com.

The Blacksburg location of Gordon Mortuary is serving the Hopper family.

 Linda F. Knight

CHERRYVILLE, NC - Mrs. Linda F. Knight, 68, passed away on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at Atrium Health - Cleveland. 

Linda was born on December 21, 1951 in Cherokee County, SC a daughter of the late Bomar C. Hall and Patsy Millwood Hall.  She was a member of Cherryville Missionary Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Franklin Lee Knight and her twin sister, Brenda K. Webb.

Survivors include daughters, April Knight, Ericka Hamilton, Kathryne Knight all of Cherryville and Lisa Crouse of Lincolnton; a son Jason Knight of Kings Mountain; two grandchildren, Dalton Hamilton of Cherryville and Austin Crouse of Lincolnton; three great grandchildren, Isabella Grace, Karson Lee and Heavenlee Ivy; four sisters, Sara Kale of Gastonia; Peggy Latham of Lugoff, SC; Mary Dawey of Kershaw, SC and Carolyn Lawson of Gaffney and a brother Terry L. Hall of Bessemer City.

Mrs. Knight will lie in state at Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM on Wednesday, July 15, 2020.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 3:00PM at Cherryville Missionary Methodist Church with the Rev. Bobby Holtsclaw officiating.  The body will be placed in the church thirty minutes prior to the service.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, social distancing and masks will be required.

Burial will follow the service at City Memorial Cemetery in Cherryville.

Memorials may be made to Cherryville Missionary Methodist Church, 309 W. Ballard Street, Cherryville, NC 28021.

A guest register is available at www.stameycherryvillefuneralhome.com

 Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service is serving the family of Mrs. Knight.
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Janice Roberta Ross

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Janice Roberta Ross, 74, of Kings Mountain, passed away on July 08, 2020 at Atrium Main in Charlotte, NC. She was born in York County, SC, to late Robert Breakfield and Mary Lee Branham and was preceded in death by her husband of 20 years, Robert Ross. Janice was a member of Royal Praise Ministries for All People in Kings Mountain, NC. She was an avid traveler, loved going RVing with her companion Pete and taking train rides through the mountains. Janice enjoyed watching classic television and visiting flea markets. She enjoyed NASCAR and was a diehard Cowboys fan. Janice was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister. She will be missed dearly by her family and friends.

She is survived by: son: Scott Bright and wife Stacie, Huntersville, NC; daughters: Susie Burket and husband Rick, Wilmington, NC, Leanne Phifer and husband, Roger and Carmen McKinney, both of Charlotte, NC; step-father: Lindsey Branham, Charlotte, NC; long time companion: Pete Lyles, Mooresville, NC; brother: Ronnie Moss and wife Cheryl, Charlotte, NC and Alex Moss, Columbia, SC; grandchildren: Hallie, Cameron, Lauren, Conner, Lacie and Brooke; great-grandchildren: Danika, Marshall, Cooper and Carter and a number of other loving family members

Graveside service was held on Sunday, July 12, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Canaan United Methodist Church, Smyrna, SC officiated by Bishop Brady Jackson.

Memorials may be made to Royal Praise Ministries for All People at 2055 Shelby Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086.

Guest register is available at: www.harrisfunerals.com.

Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.
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Charles Jerome “Jim” Spivey

CHARLOTTE, NC – On July 7, 2020, Jim Spivey passed away peacefully at home at the age of 92, ushered into his Lord and Savior’s presence to join his beloved wife, Butch. He was born on September 10, 1927 in Kings Mountain to Margaret Jane Stowe Spivey and Weaver Jerome Spivey. After a childhood in Kings Mountain and in Charlotte, Jim returned to Kings Mountain and graduated from Kings Mountain High School in 1945.

Jim entered the U.S. Merchant Marine service in 1945, and sailed between 1945-1947 to the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, to South America, and to the Netherlands. 

Jim attended Gardner-Webb College and received an Associate’s degree in 1949. Jim married Beulah Elizabeth Rhea of Kings Mountain on August 27, 1949 in Kings Mountain. They were married 70 years. 

Jim worked most of his career in the insurance adjusting and risk management fields providing risk management expertise to the city of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County and to other municipal and commercial entities. Jim earned a reputation as a well-respected, open and honest businessman, known to speak his mind and stand up for what he believed in. 

 He and Butch were active members of the Carmel Baptist Church in Charlotte since moving there in 1968. He and Butch enjoyed many travels in the North America, Europe, the South Pacific, Australia, and the Caribbean. 

Jim was ever-generous, loyal, disciplined, kind, stubborn, organized, honest, persistent, dedicated, passionate, and faithful. He was described by a friend as an exemplary Southern gentleman. He was a patriot, proud of his country, and grateful to God for the long life he lived, and hopeful that what he did with the time he was given on earth was done for good. 

Jim is preceded in death by his wife, Beulah Elizabeth Rhea “Butch” Spivey (1930-2019). He is survived by his six children, Jerry Spivey and wife, Jane, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Karen Spivey Dallas and husband, Walt, of Cary, North Carolina, Greg Spivey and wife, Helen, of Nichols Hills, Oklahoma, Jeff Spivey and wife, Jeanie, of Kings Mountain, North Carolina, Dana Spivey Mims of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Stowe Spivey and wife, Pam, of North Carolina, 11 grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren. Jim and Butch were always very proud of their family.

Jim and Butch will be buried at the Mountain Rest Cemetery in Kings Mountain and a grave side internment will be held there at 10 AM on July 18, 2020. Family will receive friends at 1 PM at McEwen Funeral Home - Pineville Chapel, 10500 Park Rd., Charlotte, NC 28210 on Saturday, July 18, 2020, and a Memorial Service will be held there beginning at 2 PM. The Memorial service will also be available as a VIRTUAL service linked at the Facebook link on the McEwen website to be viewable live or as a recording.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Carmel Baptist Church Missions in Charlotte, Gardner-Webb University, Jim and Butch Spivey Dramatic Scholarship at Gardner-Webb University, or to Gideon’s International.

For full obituary and condolences, visit www.mcewenpinevillechapel.com.
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George Anne Moss Marston

LaJolla, CA – George Anne (Georganna) Moss Marston passed away peacefully at home on March 31, 2020 after complications from several strokes. She was born on November 24, 1940 in Kings Mountain, NC to George Wingfield and Mae Sue Hord Moss, deceased. She was a resident of La Jolla, CA for many years.

George Anne made her debut at the Shelby Sub-Debutante Ball and in 1958 she graduated from Kings Mountain High School, where she was a valued member of the KMHS Band. During high school she won a coveted position at the Transylvania Music Camp in Brevard, NC. She attended Meredith College, Raleigh, NC and graduated from Winthrop College, Rock Hill, SC. She did graduate study in History at UNC, Chapel Hill, NC, and worked as an assistant to Dr. Arthur Larson, Professor of Law at Duke University, and worked in the Perkins Library there. In 1963 she married Edwin Lindsay Marston, Jr. The couple moved to NY and in 1964 she became a Librarian in the Reference Department for Citibank in New York City. After a move to La Jolla, CA and an amicable divorce, George Anne began a career at Pulse Engineering that lasted for almost 40 years. As Project Manager and Manager of Worldwide Inventory, she traveled overseas to France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Mexico City, China, Singapore, Thailand and Germany.

George Anne loved her family, returning to NC for many visits, weddings and funerals. From an early age she was an avid fan of UNC basketball and football, traveling to many games and following the UNC basketball team to appearances in March Madness and the Final Four. A special time was spent annually in Maui on a restful vacation and enjoying the Maui Classic, especially when the UNC team was a participant.

She was a former member of the 1st Presbyterian Church, Kings Mountain, NC and attended the La Jolla Presbyterian Church in CA.

She is survived by her husband, Tom Gallagher of La Jolla, CA; sisters, Susan Lee Moss Grigg (Glenn) of Raleigh, NC and Sara Nell Moss Hope (Tommy) of Cary, NC. Also surviving are nephews David and George Grigg (Ann), Lindsay Wright (Priscilla Myers) and nieces Laura Grigg Powell (Chris) and Sara Grigg Brame (William C. Jr.) Also surviving are three grandnephews, three grandnieces and many beloved cousins.

The family wishes to thank the rehabilitation staff at Scripps Encinitas and at Scripps ICU, and the hospice nurses for their help and kindness.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 18 at 2 p.m. in Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, NC with Reverend Dr. Mac Schafer officiating. The family will speak with friends at the graveside immediately following the interment. In lieu of flowers please donate to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC and Greenwood Mortuary, San Diego, CA.
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Mary Brannon

KINGS MOUNTAIN: Mary Conard Brannon, 69, died Sunday, July 5, 2020 at Atrium Health in Charlotte.

A Native of Union County, SC she was the daughter of the late Wilburn and Ludie Godshall Conard.

Mary worked for many years in State Government. Mary was an avid baseball fan, especially watching her grandson play. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her brother, Elbie Conard.

Mary is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Dean Brannon of the home; son, Paul Brannon and wife Tina of Winston-Salem; daughter, Catie Brannon of Charlotte; and grandson Brooks Brannon of Winston-Salem.

A Memorial service will be held 2pm, Thursday, July 9, 2020, at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home Chapel of Kings Mountain, with Rev, Richard Stroup officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105

Arrangements are entrusted to Clay-Barnette Funeral Home & Aquamation of Kings Mountain

Online condolences: www.claybarnette.com.
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Coleen Kiser

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Elizabeth Coleen Kiser, 92, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on July 01, 2020 at Peak Resources in Cherryville, NC. She was born in Cleveland County, NC, daughter of the late Z. A. and Annie Champion Ellis and was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Kiser and her daughter, Dian Kiser. She was a member of Second Baptist Church, Kings Mountain, NC and owner/operator of the Minit Grill for many years. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, aunt, sister and friend to many. She had a gift from God for loving and caring for others. Her dedication, loyalty and service to her family and friends is unmatched. Coleen had a passion for gardening, flowers and nature. She saw beauty in all of God’s creation and humanity. She will truly be missed by many.  

She is survived by: son: Danny Kiser and wife Hilda, Kings Mountain NC; brothers: Buford Ellis and wife Nancy, Shelby, NC; Donald L. Ellis and wife Lois, Grover, NC; sister-in-law: Patsy Barnes, Myrtle Beach, SC; 3 grandchildren: Jeffrey, Mechelle and Russell and 8 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. 

A graveside service was held at Mountain Rest Cemetery, Friday, July 3, 2020 at 2:00 P.M.

Rev. Dennis Pruitt and Rev. Dr. Steve Taylor, officiating.

Interment was held in Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, North Carolina 

Memorials may be made to Second Baptist Church, 120 Linwood Rd Kings Mountain, NC 28086 or Hospice of Cleveland Co, 951 Wendover Heights Drive Shelby, NC 28150

Guest register is available at: www.harrisfunerals.com.

Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.
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Elizabeth Lacy Clore

CONOVER, NC – Elizabeth Lacy Clore, 58, of Conover passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2020 at her residence.

She was born March 8, 1962 in Richland County to the late John W. Clore and to Julia Woods Hunt of Kings Mountain.

Beth was insightful and kind, and sometimes a little impatient. She expected the best from people and could be irritable when she didn’t get it. Beth remembered birthdays and anniversaries with a card in the mail, she brought souvenirs from her vacations to family and friends (she did love a gift shop), she would put candy on her desk for her colleagues, and even remembered our pets.

Beth was a voracious reader, loved movies, and had a wide range of interests from history and philosophy to Shark week to head-banging heavy metal music to sports.

She loved her two cats, Lilith and Chester Bennington, who will be lost without her to spoil them. Beth leaves behind her mother, Julia Woods Hunt of Kings Mountain; sisters, Julia Clore-Laurich and husband Cliff Laurich of Kings Mountain, Catherine Strange of Kings Mountain; nephews who probably learned too much from her when they were teenagers because she was the coolest Auntie; family and friends who will miss her humor and stories.

Greeting her upon her death were her father, John Clore; brother-in-law, Lance Strange; grandparents, step-father, Gene Hunt and uncle, John Woods.

Memorials may be made to Rape Crisis Center of Catawba County, 1220 Commerce St. SW STE. J, Conover, NC 28613, rapecrisiscenter.com or Humane Society of Catawba County, 3224 20th Ave. SE, Hickory, NC 28602, catawbahumane.org.

A private service to celebrate Elizabeth’s life will be held on a later date.

Condolences may be sent to the Clore family at www.bennettfuneralservice.com

The Clore family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Newton, 828-465-2111
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Nancy Nickels

CHARLOTTE, NC – Nancy Nickels, 94, of Kings Mountain and Charlotte passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2020, at her apartment in Sharon Towers.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Calvin Nickels, Jr. and Eloise Willeford Nickels, as well as her brother, Ensign James Calvin Nickels III. She was also preceded in death by her dear first cousin, Dr.Bennett Willeford. She is survived by one more cousin, Ann Anderson of Indianapolis IN.

Nancy was a much loved first grade teacher in school systems in Gastonia and Albemarle, before coming to Charlotte Mecklenburg, where she taught at Myers Park Elementary and Huntingtowne Farms Elementary. She continued to volunteer at Huntingtowne Farms after retirement.

Nancy received her early education in Kings Mountain where she grew up. She was enrolled at age five because she needed to accompany her mother who was the principal and first grade teacher at Park Grace School. There was no child care available in 1930 and Nancy already knew how to read.

Nancy graduated from Kings Mountain High School and continued her education at Montreat College. After two years she transferred to WC-UNC where she graduated as a teacher. Nancy later received her Masters of Education from Peabody College. She was a 60+ year member of the honorary teaching sorority, Alpha Delta Kappa. She was a charter member of the NC Zeta chapter, served as President 4 times and was a State officer for Altruism.

Nancy was a life time member of Kings Mountain First Presbyterian Church. She also attended Myers Park Presbyterian Church and Sharon Presbyterian Church while living in Charlotte.

Nancy had loving caregivers at Sharon Towers and is survived by many friends who loved her dearly. She was always drawn to children and would often strike up a conversation with any she met. She was a bright, caring and warm person who had a great sense of humor. She will be missed here on earth but will brighten any spot in heaven.

There will be a graveside service for Nancy on Saturday, July 11, at 11 am in the Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, NC. Memorials may be made to the James Calvin Nickels III Fund, First Presbyterian Church, 111 E King Street, Kings Mountain, NC 28086.

Guest register is available at: www.harrisfunerals.com.

Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.
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Deloris M. “Tencie” Rhea

Deloris M. “Tencie” Rhea, 84, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on June 21, 2020 at Testa Hospice House in Kings Mountain.

She was born in Cleveland County, NC, to the late William J. “Dub” and Alice Sellers Eubanks and was preceded in death by her brother, Doug Eubanks.

Tencie was a longtime member of Central United Methodist Church. She retired after 20 years of service from the Kings Mountain National Military Park where she served as a Park Ranger and curator of the museum. Tencie was a licensed pilot for many years, a member of the Civil Air Patrol and a member of The Ninety-Nines, an organization of women pilots. She enjoyed working with pottery, creating stained glass and building furniture. Tencie was always active and loved working with her hands, gardening, building and laying brick. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who will be missed greatly by her family and loved ones.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years: Bud Rhea, of the home; sons: Scott Rhea, Holden Beach, NC and Monty Rhea, Kings Mountain, NC; daughters: Stacie Rhea (Glenn Carroll) and Julie Turner (Jeff), all of Kings Mountain, NC; grandchildren: Dane and Skyler Rhea, Clinton and Wesley Turner and Tucker Carroll; great-grandchild: Karmin Rhea; sister-in-law: Beth Eubanks and nieces Kelly Jones and Susan Falls.

The funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 10:00 AM at Mountain Rest Cemetery with Reverend Bruce Gwyn officiating.

The family will speak with friends immediately following the interment at the graveside.

Memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church at 113 S. Piedmont Avenue, Kings Mountain, NC 28086.

Guest register is available at: www.harrisfunerals.com.

Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.