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Rebecca Heffner

Aug 29, 1941 - Dec 07, 2023

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Gastonia, NC

Rebecca L. Heffner, 82, of Gastonia, NC, passed away Thursday, December 7, 2023, at her residence. She was born in Lincoln County on August 29, 1941, to the late Charles and Marie Ledbetter. Rebecca was a pastor's wife for 32 years with her late husband, Terry Heffner, at Maranatha Baptist Church in Dallas, NC. She was the former Ladies Sunday School Teacher and WMU Director. She was the former owner of Unique Treasures in Lowell. She received her GED and went to work at Abbington Place as a Med...Read More

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George Bryan Guthrie Jr.

Jul 12, 1964 - Feb 29, 2024

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Gastonia, NC

George Bryan Guthrie Jr., 59, of Lincolnton, passed away February 29, 2024, at Caromont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia.He was born July 12, 1964, in Gaston County, son of the late George and Joyce Stiwalt Guthrie.George Bryan loved and restored old cars. He was extremely fun-loving, very kind and generous. He loved to fish and sit by his pond as often as he could.A gathering of family and friends will be held 3-5 pm Saturday, March 2, 2024, at Greene Funeral Service, West Chapel, 216 Archie Whitesides Road Gastonia.Bryan is survived by his wife, Kim Guthrie; sons, Casey Guthrie and wife Katie, Shane Guthrie; sisters, Regina Clark and husband James, Beverly Underwood and husband Jerry; four grandchildren.Arrangements are with the West Chapel of Greene Funeral Service located at 216 Archie Whitesides Road Gastonia. There are no gallery images.#recaptcha-container label {display: none}Upload a PhotoLabel: *Image: *Gallery:Obituary Photos Required Confirmation: Upload Gallery Image

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John "Jimmy" James Presley Black

Nov 20, 1943 - Feb 12, 2024

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Gastonia, NC

John "Jimmy" James Presley Black, a beloved father, grandfather, and friend, passed away peacefully on February 12, 2024 at Courtland Terrace in Gastonia. He was born on November 20, 1943, in Gaston County to the late John and Fannie Black.Jimmy's life was a beautiful harmony of joy and laughter. Known for his love of singing and listening to gospel music, he found solace in the melodies that touched his soul. His kind heart led him to regularly visit nursing homes, where he generously shared his time with the residents, singing and bringing comfort and companionship to those who needed it most.A true jokester at heart, Jimmy had an infectious laugh that could brighten even the gloomiest of days. Making people laugh brought him immense joy, and he would go out of his way to bring smiles to the faces of others. His playful spirit will be remembered by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.Jimmy's talents extended beyond humor. He excelled in various sports and took pleasure both as a player and coach. He played and coached volleyball, softball, and tennis with great enthusiasm and dedication. His commitment paid off as he proudly led the teams to three League Softball Championships throughout his sporting journey. He was also an avid league bowler.Jimmy had a true unwavering faith in God. A member of Grace Baptist Church in Cornelia, GA, he shared a deep love for the Lord and tirelessly spread the gospel message of Jesus Christ. You could often find Jimmy in the parking lot of Walmart in Cornelius handing out gospel tracks with boundless compassion. Jimmy truly embodied the spirit of a servant of God.Family meant everything to Jimmy, and he cherished each moment creating precious memories with them. He adored his grandchildren and played an active role in their lives. Whether spending quality time together or taking them on adventures to feed the ducks, Jimmy's presence made every moment truly special.In addition to his parents, Jimmy was preceded in death by his wife, Judy Black, in 2002, and his sister, Francis Medford. He leaves behind a legacy of love and kindness that will forever echo in the hearts of those he touched.Jimmy is survived by his children, Regina Pressley (Joe), Lisa Turner (Richard), Pastor Steve Black (Linda), and Leah Messer (Larry); his sister, Joyce Lingerfelt; and Helen Skelton, Jimmy's devoted companion of 19 years and brought immeasurable happiness to his life. His memory will be carried on by nine grandchildren: Amber, Stephanie, Jamie, Ben, Ryan, Chris, Nick, Lauren, and Taylor. Additionally, he leaves behind nine great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren who will cherish their time spent with their loving great-grandfather.A Celebration of Life service will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2024 at Maranatha Baptist Church located at 104 Downey Lake Rd in Dallas. The event is scheduled to begin at 6:00 PM and the visitation will be held immediately following the service.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to either of the charity links listed below.Jimmy's departure is undoubtedly a profound loss for all who knew him. As we gather to celebrate the remarkable life he led and the memories he gifted us with along the way, let us find solace in the knowledge that he now rests in eternal peace. May his laughter echo through our hearts forevermore.

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Danny D. Owens I

Feb 07, 1959 - Feb 24, 2024

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Gastonia, NC

Danny D. Owens I of Ranlo, 65, passed away at Accordius Health Gastonia on February 24, 2024. He was born in Gaston County on February 7, 1959. Danny was known for his love of electronics, computers, and games. An avid Star Trek fan, Danny collected Star Trek memorabilia and also cherished his dirt bike riding adventures in his spare time. Danny was most proud of his grandchildren whom he adored dearly. He will be remembered for his kind heart and unwavering love for his family.Danny is preceded in death by his wife, Karen Owens in 2021, and his brother, Jeff Rice. He leaves behind a legacy of love and cherished memories to be carried on by his surviving family members.Survivors include his sons, Danny Owens II (Alicia) and Jameslee Owens (fiance, Brianna); sister, Colleen Rice; brothers, Terry Rice and David Rice; six grandchildren, Michael, Noah, Lexi, Jamison, Lily, and Caleb; as well as several nieces and nephews.Danny D. Owens I will be deeply missed by all who knew him. May he rest in peace knowing he was dearly loved and will never be forgotten.In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the funeral fund link below to help the family with funeral expenses.

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Katherine Diane McFee

Jan 25, 1958 - Feb 26, 2024

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Gastonia, NC

Katherine Diane McFee, born on January 25, 1958, in Charlotte, NC, peacefully passed away on February 26, 2024, at Caromont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia, NC. She was the beloved daughter of the late Frances Fisher.Katherine was a kind soul who found joy in the simple things in life including taking trips to the beach and mountains. She had a passion for watching the sitcom Young Sheldon and listening to music. Among her proudest accomplishments was her unwavering love for her grand babies.In addition to her parents, Katherine was preceded in death by her brothers, James and Chris Fisher. She leaves behind a legacy of love and cherished memories that will forever live on in the hearts of her surviving family and friends.Survivors include her son, Kyle Bush; daughters, Brianna Greene and Amanda Pack (Jeff); brother, Johnny Fisher; five adored grandchildren, Grant, Grace, Caleb, Lily, and Jameson; as well as her best friend, Sherry Patterson.The family will hold a Celebration of Life service at a later date.In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the link below to help the family with funeral expenses.Katherine will be deeply missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. May she rest in peace knowing that she was loved and treasured by many.

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Tracy Arthurs McGinnis

Jan 13, 1957 - Feb 16, 2024

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Gastonia, NC

Tracy Arthurs McGinnis, age 67, of East Church Street passed away Friday, February 16, 2024 at Caromont Regional Medical Center. She was born January 13, 1957 in Flint, Michigan to the late Jimmy Arthurs and Shirley Lail Brittain.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her 5 year old brother, Todd Arthurs; and her husband, Timothy McGinnis.Survivors include her daughters, Mindy Dyson, Stevie Hoyle, and Whitney McGinnis; brothers, Doug Arthurs (Janet), Dan Arthurs, and Spunk Arthurs; eight grandchildren; and long-term friend and companion, Douglas Neill.As the only girl in a family of boys, Tracy was devoted to her family including the care of her mother while undergoing treatment for cancer. She enjoyed vacations and spending time at home with her family. She was fun-loving with a witty sense of humor and always accepting of others. She was a great cook and dearly loved her animal companions. A Celebration of Life Service will be held later this summer on Saturday, August 17, 2024. Location and time for the Celebration of Life will be announced closer to the gathering via the local newspaper. Condolences may be made to www.carpenterporter.com

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Johnathan Logan Clemmer

May 18, 1994 - Feb 22, 2024

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Gastonia, NC

Johnathan Logan Clemmer, 29, passed away unexpectedly on February 22, 2024. He was born in Gaston County, NC. on May 18, 1994, to Michael Shane Clemmer and Lisa Mattox Clemmer. Johnathan was full of life and had a huge heart. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Charlie Mattox.In addition to his parents, Johnathan is survived by his brother, Michael Clemmer and wife Sara; grandparents Roy and Pam Clemmer, and Brenda Mattox; uncles, Bryan Clemmer and wife April, Adrian Clemmer and wife Amber; Jeff Mattox and wife Rachel; aunts Michelle Randolph and husband Jimmy, and Susan Pastula and husband Shane; numerous cousins, and three nephews. A service to celebrate Johnathan’s life will be held Friday, March 1, 2024, at Revolution Church 1015 W Franklin Blvd., Gastonia, NC 28052. Pastors Richard Myers and Ben Hibberts will officiate the service beginning at 4:00 pm. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church from 3:00 pm -4:00 pm. Online condolences may be made at www.greenefuneral.comThere are no gallery images.#recaptcha-container label {display: none}Upload a PhotoLabel: *Image: *Gallery:Obituary Photos Required Confirmation: Upload Gallery Image

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Thelma Palmer Coleman

Apr 04, 1936 - Feb 23, 2024

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Gastonia, NC

Thelma Palmer Coleman, age 87, of Gastonia, North Carolina passed away on Friday, February 23, 2024.

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Lisa Revels Adair

Oct 07, 1965 - Feb 25, 2024

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Gastonia, NC

Lisa Revels Adair, 58 of Gastonia was relieved of her earthly body on Sunday February 25, 2024.Lisa was an absolute HOOT; she never met a stranger and wasn't afraid to speak her mind. She loved yelling BINGO on any given weekend. She worked 10+ years at R.A. Serafini but her greatest joy was the time she spent as a stay-at-home mom.She was preceded in death by her Mother Margaret Stone, Sister Jean Holland and Granddaughter Alissa Revels.Lisa is survived by her loving husband of 42 years Jack Adair, her 5 children who she cherished; Randy Revels, Jenny Long (Derrick), Brittany Adair (Ray), Phillip Adair (Kim), Jacob Adair and 18 grandchildren who were the absolute light of her life.A service celebrating her life will be held on Friday March 1st, 2024, at 1pm. Service will be officiated by Captain Robert Long at The Salvation Army center for worship and service 1506 Union Road Gastonia NC 28054."There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart."-GandhiCondolences may be made online at www.greenefuneral.comThere are no gallery images.#recaptcha-container label {display: none}Upload a PhotoLabel: *Image: *Gallery:Obituary Photos Required Confirmation: Upload Gallery Image

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Mary Ellen Davis

Oct 18, 1931 - Feb 25, 2024

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Gastonia, NC

DATELINE: KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA Mary Ellen Davis Mary Ellen Davis, 92, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on February 25, 2024 at Peak Resources in Gastonia, NC. She was born in Cleveland County, NC, daughter of the late Clarence and Thelma Ross Watterson and was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 59 years, Norman Davis and her sister, Valiree W. Carroll. Mary Ellen retired from Kings Mountain District Schools while serving in the cafeteria. She was a longtime member of Kings Mountain Baptist Church. She loved visiting and taking church groups to South Mountain Baptist Camp every year for 50 years. Mary Ellen enjoyed fishing with Norman, sewing, and growing beautiful flowers. However, she was always happiest when she was near her family. She always placed them at the center of her life. Mary Ellen was never seen when she was not smiling and always had a joyful and uplifting spirit. She was a wonderful mother, friend, and grandmother to several generations of grandchildren. Mary Ellen will be missed greatly by everyone whose life she impacted. SURVIVORS: Children: Rebekah Davis Greene, Emma Jean Davis, Norma Davis Moose (Barry), and P. Jason Davis (Melissa), all of Kings Mountain, NC Grandchildren: Leslie Mayes (Charles), Nicole Paulson (Rodney), Jamie Canipe (Jenny), Chuck Canipe (Lisa), Taylor Davis, and Alexia Moose Great Grandchildren: JoDawn, Julie, Erin, Alley, Abby, Brandon, Maverick, MacKenzie, Isaac, and Caleb Great-Great Grandchildren: Eddley, Katlin, Hunter, Jacob, Sommer, Noah, Issac, Sydney, Holly, and Henry FUNERAL SERVICE: Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 11:00 AM in the Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel with Pastors Olin Byrum and Tim Whiteside officiating VISITATION: Wednesday, February 28, 2023 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Harris Funeral Home INTERMENT: Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, NC In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Kings Mountain Baptist Church at 101 West Mountain Street, Kings Mountain, NC 28086 or to South Mountain Baptist Camp at 3558 Baptist Camp Road, Connelly Springs, NC 28612 GUEST REGISTER AVAILABLE AT WWW.HARRISFUNERALS.COM ARRANGEMENTS: HARRIS FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA To to the family or in memory of Mary Ellen (Watterson) Davis, please

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Kenneth Edward Griffith

Jul 05, 1940 - Feb 21, 2024

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Gastonia, NC

"Kenneth Edward Griffith, age 83 of Gastonia North Carolina. passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at his home following an extended illness. Kenneth was born July 5, 1940, in Richlands, Virginia, and was the son of the late Clyde Griffith Sr., and Veta Goforth Griffith. Kenneth graduated from Richlands High School in 1958. He received a B.S. degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, a master’s degree from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, and was granted a teaching fellowship from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., while enrolled in a doctoral program. Kenneth accepted the position of Associate Professor at the University of Richmond and later held a similar position at the College of Charleston, in Charleston, S.C. He changed his career goals and entered the Human Resources field and was appointed Director of Employee Relations at Brookwood Hospital in Homewood Alabama. He also served as Assistant Director of Human Resources at Barnes Hospital in St. Louise, MO, and later retired from the Group Health Association in Washington, D.C. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Clyde Griffith, Jr. Those that survive him are his: Wife, Beulah Carole Meadows Griffith of Gastonia, N.C. Sister, Brenda Griffith Yates of Richlands, VA Sister-in-law, Sharon Bales Griffith of Richlands, VA Also surviving are his devoted nieces, Teresa Cox Shaw, and husband, Chris, and Mary Sue Cox Johnson and husband, Walter all of Gastonia, N.C. Committal service will be at 1:00 PM on Sunday, February 25, 2024, at the Greenhills Memory Gardens Mausoleum in Claypool Hill, Virginia with Rev. Annette Warren officiating. Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands oversees arrangements and those wishing to express sympathy online may do so at www.hurstscottfuneralhomes.com"

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