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Sylvia Rowland

Jun 18, 1938 - Dec 01, 2023

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Gastonia, NC

Sylvia Penelope Rowland, known affectionately as Penny, passed away peacefully at home on December 1, 2023, at 85. She was born in Wadesboro, NC, and her journey was marked by love, kindness, and a profound devotion to family. Those left to cherish the memories of Penny are her son and daughter-in-law, Frank "Dale" and Deborah Rowland of Burke, Virginia; daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Perry Johnson of Clover, South Carolina; sister, Charlain Fitzgerald; grandchildren, Chris Johnson and wi...Read More

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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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Barbara Caldwell Barber

Apr 27, 1959 - Feb 22, 2024

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Gastonia, NC

Barbara “Barbie” Caldwell Barber, 64, of Gastonia, passed away February 22, 2024, at Caromont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia, NC.She was born in Detroit, Michigan, on April 27, 1959, to Fran Caldwell and the late Ronald Roy Caldwell.Barbie enjoyed reading, painting, and knitting.In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Holly Shiver and granddaughter, Lexi Barber.In addition to her mother, Barbie is survived by her husband, Chip Barber; son, Heath Barber; daughters, Heather Barber and Haley Smith; brothers, Ken Caldwell and wife Susan, and Jason Caldwell and wife Robin; sisters, Connie Caldwell and Doreen Capps and husband Frankie; grandchildren, Madison Hawkins, Bubba Hawkins, Jacob Barber and wife Cassy, Sierra Barber, Gabbie Shiever, Logan Shiever, and Deliliah Carle; and great-grandchildren, Breyden Hawkins, Bentley Barber, Lilly Barber, Jamerson Hawkins, and Serenity Tate.Barbie’s family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the South Chapel of Greene Funeral Service, 1503 S. York Rd., Gastonia, NC 28052.A service to celebrate Barbie’s life will be held Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at 2:00 pm, at the South Chapel of Greene Funeral Service. Interment will follow the service at Sandy Plains Baptist Church Cemetery, 5323 Union Rd., Gastonia, NC.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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Buddy Peterson

Jul 10, 1940 - Feb 23, 2024

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Gastonia, NC

Buddy Peterson, 83, of Gastonia, NC, passed away Friday, February 23, 2024 at Caromont Regional Medical Center. Buddy was born July10,1940 in Cherokee County, SC and was the son of the late William and Essie Peterson.Buddy was a member of the NC Beekeepers and he loved Ford trucks.In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brothers, Bobby,, Damon, Carl, Glenn Jr. Peterson; sisters, Nettie Adair and Betty Morton.He is survived by his sons, Jessie Peterson (Tammy) and Darryl Peterson (Janet); grandchildren, Hallie, Matthew, Jarrod and Jorja Peterson, Skye Hundrieser (Jordan), Cara Medlin (Mason).All services are private.Memorials may be made to NC State Beekeepers www.ncbeekeepers.org 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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Larry Van Ledford

Oct 17, 1940 - Feb 23, 2024

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Gastonia, NC

Larry Van Ledford, 83, of Clover, SC, passed away Friday, February 23, 2024, at Morningside Assisted Living, Gastonia, NC. Larry was born October 17, 1940, to the late Joseph Elmer and Alice King Ledford. In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by his loving wife of 50 years, Vickie Braswell Ledford; sister, Sandra Abee; brothers, James Ledford, Joseph Ledford, Gwndell Ledford, and Glenn Ledford; and granddaughter, Laurie Moss. Larry is survived by his children, Charlie Ledford, Donald Ledford, Jimmy Moss, Angie Moss Dixon (Dean), and Steven Moss (Patty). In addition, he is survived by his grandchildren, Keith Ledford, Lebo Ledford, Kristin Watkins, Hunter Dixon, Tyler Dixon, Nathan Moss (Amanda), and Corbin Moss (Emily); his great granddaughters, Graylin Moss and Pressley Moss; and his loving sisters, Cathy Davis (Larry) and Dorcas Harris. Larry was retired from The City of Gastonia, NC where he established many lasting friendships. Larry had a life-long love for cars and motorcycles and enjoyed showing off his collection anytime he had the opportunity. When Larry wasn’t tinkering with his cars, you could probably find him in his easy chair watching a good ole Western. The family would like to extend our appreciation to all the staff at Morningside Assisted Living in Gastonia for their love and care of Larry over the last year, as well as Gaston Hospice for their support over the last few weeks. A private service to honor Larry’s life will be held by the family at a later date.Condolences 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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Christopher Shane Wise

Oct 08, 1976 - Feb 19, 2024

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Gastonia, NC

Christopher “Shane” Wise, 47, of Belmont, North Carolina passed away Monday February 19th, 2024, at Gaston Memorial Hospital where he was visited and surrounded by family and loved ones before his passing.Shane was born October 8th, 1976, to Ronald Tadlock and Tina Wise (Davis) of Belmont.He grew up and attended school in Belmont and then went on to pursue a life-long career in the construction industry. He was a skilled craftsman and a master of many trades. He held many positions and did all types of skilled labor throughout his years. He prided himself on being a hard worker and always getting the job done to a high standard.When he wasn’t working to build things for others, he regularly passed the time with his own projects at home. He was a tinkerer through and through and had a passion for figuring out how things worked and how to make them better. He loved anything with an engine and wheels and could spend hours out in the yard or in the garage working on his cars, trucks, and motorcycles.He will be fondly remembered for his jovial spirit, his persistent attitude, his unmatched work ethic, and for all the love and smiles that he shared with us over the years.Shane will be dearly missed by his five children, Jake, Seth, David “Austin”, Noah, and Gracie Wise; his stepchildren, Daniel and Brandon Schesny; his siblings, Natasha Davis, Stephanie Fulmer, and Ronald Tadlock Jr.; his father, Ronald Tadlock; his aunts and uncles, Renee Wise, and Mark and Lori Hunter; his many nieces, nephews, and cousins; as well as countless other loved ones and friends.He was preceded in his passing by his mother, Tina Star Davis; and his grandmothers, Jeanie Hunter and Malvena Davidson Tadlock.All are invited to attend the memorial service held at 1:00pm, Friday March 1st, 2024, at The South Chapel of Greene Funeral Service - 1503 S. York Rd, Gastonia, NC 28052.The family will receive friends starting one hour prior to the service.In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that you donate in Shane’s honor to The Herren Project. This can be done at https://herrenproject.org/donate or by texting DONATE to (401) 552-3310.Condolences 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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Andre Castro, Jr.

May 08, 1964 - Feb 10, 2024

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Gastonia, NC

Andre Castro, Jr., 59, of Gastonia, NC, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2024, at his residence.He was born May 8, 1964, in Bronx Co, NY, son of Andre Castro, Sr. and the late Naida Ortega.Andre was a retired bus driver for New Jersey Transit for more than 25 years. He then worked for the city of Gastonia as a bus driver. Andre was an avid motorcycle rider and loved mechanical work, he was very technology savy.In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife of 25 years, Jacquelyn Bailey; daughter, Lis Madeline Castro; step-daughter, Sabrina Chantel McKoy (Keyla); sisters, Minerva Elsayed (their daughter Isabelle Cruz), and Nancy Cruz (Luis); and grandchildren, Liah Belle Hernandez, Lume Hernandez, and Charlotte McKoy.All services are private.Condolences 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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James Andrew Boheler

Jul 17, 1942 - Feb 20, 2024

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Gastonia, NC

Mr. James “Jim” Andrew Boheler, 81, of York, SC, passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at CaroMont Health, Gastonia, NC. Mr. Boheler was born July 17, 1942 in Smyrna, SC to the late Romaey Andrew and Mary Hicks Boheler. He was preceded in death by a sister, Glenda Smarr and a grandson, Joshua Andrew Humprhies. Survivors are his wife Vonda Faye Cubley Boheler; daughters Lisa Elliott of Raleigh, NC, Rhonda Humphries of Blacksburg, SC; and Susan Dover of Kings Mountain, NC; step-daughter Patricia JoAnn Cole (Mark) of Kings Mountain, NC; step-sons Andrew Marcus Whitener of Clover, SC and David Glenn Whitener (Nikki) of Bessemer City, NC; sister Jane Bailey of Rock Hill, SC; brothers Gary Boheler (Donna) of Clover, SC and Rick Boheler of York, SC; six grandchildren; and one great grandchild. To to the family, please

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John Carl Moran, Sr.

Aug 16, 1936 - Feb 17, 2024

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Gastonia, NC

John Carl Moran, Sr., 87, entered the presence of His Savior on February 17, 2024.He is survived by his precious wife, Marcia Moran; 3 children, John Carl Moran, Jr., James Freeman Moran, and Joanna Moran Bazen; 7 grandchildren; and 1 great grandchild.He was a loving and loyal husband for almost 60 years, devoted father to his children, and faithful pastor over 40 years. His life was marked by his deep love for Christ, the Word of God and prayer. He was eager to see Jesus during his last few months here on earth. That is now a reality. “For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am know.” I Corinthians 13:12Funeral service will be Sunday, February 25, 2024, at Victory Hill Baptist Church, 2300 Philadelphia Church Rd., Dallas, NC. Visitation and fellowship of friends will be 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, with the Celebration of life service at 4:00 pm. The family wishes to thank his church family, friends, and so many others who have shown an abundance of love through word and deed during this time. Condolences 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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Jerry Stevens Gaddy II

Sep 07, 1958 - Feb 16, 2024

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Gastonia, NC

Jerry Stevens "Steve" Gaddy, II, September 7, 1958 - February 16, 2024.It is with deep sorrow and immense love that we mourn the passing of Jerry "Steve" Gaddy, of Gastonia, who passed away on February 16, 2024, at the age of 65. Steve was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and cherished friend to many. His carefree soul and the joy he brought to all will be greatly missed.Born on September 7, 1958, Steve lived a life marked by service and adventure. Steve proudly served his country as a Navy Corpsman, where his dedication to the wellbeing of his fellow servicemen – particularly the Marines with whom he worked closely – was highly regarded. Throughout his life, he embodied the spirit and discipline instilled in him through his military experience.Steve's love for reggae music and its positive messages mirrored his own approach to life—full of vitality and love. "Love the life you live. Live the life you love," as Bob Marley said, captures the zest with which Steve lived each day. His passion for being near the water was undeniable, finding peace and enjoyment in kayaking, fishing, and simply spending time on his boat. Whether he was sharing laughter with loved ones or telling tales that captivated an audience, his carefree personality was a breath of fresh air to all who knew him.He leaves behind his loving wife, Kim; his daughter, Emily Cole Saunders and son-in-law John Saunders; daughter Kelly Cole Newland and son-in-law Kevin Newland; granddaughters Alydia Newland and Arabella Newland; his sister, Debbie Melton; and a host of sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws, nieces, and nephews. Steve's legacy will continue through the lives of his family and the treasured memories held by all whose lives he touched.A celebration of life will be held in Steve's honor at Cavendish Brewing Company in Gastonia on March 2nd at 1:00 pm. In keeping with Steve's love for simplicity and authenticity, the dress code will be casual.The family would like to extend its heartfelt gratitude to the community and to those who have shown such support and love during this time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Steve's honor to the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation at https://catawbariverkeeper.networkforgood.com/, reflecting his generous nature and his love for the water."Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny." — Bob MarleyMay Steve's spirit sail on eternally, navigating the waters of the great beyond, leaving a wake of cherished memories and lasting love. We bid him fair winds and following seas as we say our final salute.Please direct any condolences and remembrances to Greene Funeral Home, which is overseeing the arrangements. The Gaddy family is grateful for your support and the shared remembrances of the incredible life Steve lived.Condolences may be made online at www.greenefuneral.comPhoto Album #recaptcha-container label {display: none}Upload a PhotoLabel: *Image: *Gallery:Obituary Photos Required Confirmation: Upload Gallery Image$(function () {$('#ugallery').unitegallery();});

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