Trudie Webb Elliott

Sep 18, 2023

Gastonia - Trudie Webb Elliott, a beloved wife, mother, sister, and friend, passed away on September 18, 2023, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia, North Carolina. She was born on October 28, 1960, in Gaston County. Trudie's vibrant spirit and loving nature touched the lives of everyone she encountered.Trudie dedicated 23 years of her life to working as a...

Creed Eugene Rollins, Sr.

Sep 17, 2023


Creed E. Rollins Sr., 75, of Pemberville, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2023.


He was born in Gastonia, North Carolina on March 2, 1948 to Lonzo and Blondell (Burnett) Rollins.


Creed graduated from Hunter Huss High School and would later move up to the Toledo area and raise his family. He worked as...

Russell Duane Dennis, Jr.

Sep 16, 2023


Russell Duane Dennis, Jr, 65, of York, South Carolina, passed away on September 16, 2023 at his residence.


He was born in Jacksonville, Florida, to the late Russell Duane Dennis, Sr. and Therese Hedrick Dennis.


Russell lived most of his life in Gastonia and was a devout Christian. He worked as a painter all of...

Nancy Gragg Laver

Sep 14, 2023

Gastonia - Nancy Gragg Laver, a beloved tax accountant and cherished family member, passed away peacefully on September 14, 2023. She was born on August 6, 1935, in Gaston County, North Carolina to Ernest and Myrtle Shaver Gragg.Nancy devoted her entire career to the field of accounting, working primarily in the family businesses Centralized Accounting and Accutrol Accounting. With her...

Pearson Reese Whitaker

Sep 13, 2023

Our beloved son, Pearson Reese Whitaker, 23, of Gastonia, North Carolina, passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at his home in Palm Coast, Florida.


Pearson is survived by his parents John and Amy Whitaker of Gastonia; Siblings, Ian Whitaker, Peyton Whitaker, Madison Whitaker, and Kristin Cox, as well as her husband Corey. Nieces, and nephews,, Lukas•Hayes Cala,...

Jerry Linwood Autry

Sep 13, 2023


Jerry Linwood Autry, 88, of Lowell, passed away peacefully on September 13, 2023 at Robin Johnson Hospice House surrounded by his loving family.


He was born in Gaston County on July 14, 1935 to the late E. Linnox and Lula Helen Bowen. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Grace Autry;...

JoAnn Hines Lemmons

Sep 10, 2023

JoAnn Hines Lemmons, a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, has passed away at the age of 85. She was born on April 11, 1938, in York, South Carolina to Paul Hines and Ruby Lanning Hines. JoAnn will be remembered for her loving nature and the joy she brought to those around her.Throughout her life, JoAnn found fulfillment in...

Lois Pasour Withers

Sep 10, 2023


Lois Pasour Withers 84, of Dallas passed away on September 10, 2023.


She was born on November 18, 1938 to the late Collie Otto Pasour and Ethel Rhyne Pasour.


Lois retired from Curtain and Drapery in Lowell and enjoyed making desserts for the WoodShed in Stanley for many years.


She is survived by...

Sheila Lawing Burnette

Sep 8, 2023

Sheila Lawing Burnette, a beloved member of her community, passed away on September 8, 2023, at Atrium Health-Main in Charlotte, North Carolina. She was surrounded by her loving family during her final moments. Sheila was born on August 15, 1948 in Gaston County to the late David  and Beuna "Dimp" Lawing.During her career, Sheila devoted many years to working at...

Mark Adley Brendle

Sep 7, 2023

Belmont - Mark Adley Brendle, a beloved father, husband, and friend, passed away peacefully at his residence on September 7, 2023. Born in Gaston County, North Carolina on May 11, 1956, Mark had a remarkable and fulfilling life that touched the hearts of countless people.Mark's journey through life was marked by versatility and dedication. Throughout his career, he embraced various...