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Obituaries
Page 2A-THE KINGS MOUNTAIN HERALD-Thursday, February 4, 1993
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EVA B. ALLEN
GROVER - Eva Bowen Allen,
73, of 183 Blackburn Rd., died
February 1, 1993 at Cleveland
Memorial Hospital.
A native of Cleveland County,
she was widow of William Austin
Allen and daughter of the late
Willie T. and Molly Allen Bowen.
She was a retired textile employee.
Surviving are four sons,
Raymond Allen and Richard Allen,
both of Grover, Robert Allen of
Gastonia and Vassuer Allen of
Shelby; four daughters, Frances
Ledford of Rock Hill, SC, Evelyn
Bell and Linda Dalley, both of
Grover, and two brothers, Quinn
Bowen of Kings Mountain and
Wilburn Bowen of Gaffney; two
sisters, Anna Belle Champion of
- Kings Mountain and Zelda Ellis of
Grover; 20 grandchildren and 21
great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted
Thursday at 2 p.m, at Clearview
Baptist Church. Rev. Rudolph
Lemmons will officiate. Burial will
be in Grover Cemetery.
THOMAS KIRK BRIDGES
CHARLOTTE - Thomas Kirk
Bridges, 69, died January 28, 1993
at home.
A native of Kings Mountain, he
was former owner and operator of
Hydra-Tech, Fountain Valley,
Calif. He retired in 1985 and
moved to Charlotte in 1988. He
was a Marine veteran of World
War II and the Korean Conflict.
Surviving are his wife, Berenice
Ruth Bridges; one daughter, Mrs.
Patricia Powers of Moreno Valley,
CA; four brothers, Hugh Bridges
and Robert Bridges, both of
Charlotte, Coy Bridges of Lucia
and Troy Bridges of Spartanburg,
SC; three sisters, Mrs. Margaret
Hamrick and Mrs. Betty Howell,
both of Kings Mountain, and Mrs.
Zoe Scism of York, SC; and one
granddaughter.
The funeral was conducted
Saturday at 3 p.m. at Patterson
Grove Baptist Church in King
Mountain. Burial was in the church
cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Flint
Hill Baptist Church, 269 Flint Hill
Rd., Fort Mill, SC 29715.
GERTRUDE B. SHAW
GROVER - Gertrude B. Shaw,
74, of Carolina Ave., died January
26, 1993 at Mose Cone Hospital in
Greensboro,
A native of Cleveland County,
she was widow of James Deward
Shaw and daughter of the late W.I,
and Pearl Bookout Beam. She was
a retired employee of Oxford
Manufacturing Company in
Gaffney, SC and a member of First
Baptist Church of Grover,
Surviving are two daughters,
Connie Queen of Jamestown and
Betsy Carner of Asheboro; one
brother, John Beam of Kings
Mountain; five sisters, Ethel
Spangler of Grover, Essie Flowers
of Kings Mountain, Sue Love of
Antioch, SC, Sarah Smith of
Decatur, GA and Doris Blanton of
Fort Myers, Florida.
The funeral was conducted
Friday at 2 p.m. at Grover First
Baptist Church, Rev. John Bridges
and Rev. Bobby Gantt officiated.
Burial was in Grover Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to
Hospice of Greensboro, 2500
Summit Ave., Greensboro, 27405.
FLOSSIE S. CARTER
COLLEGE PARK, GA -
Flossie Smith Carter, 76, of 3060
Flat Shoals Rd., died February 3,
1993 at Clayton Jones Hospital.
She was widow of Randolph
Carter and daughter of the late
Tilitha Jackson and Baxter R.
Smith of Kings Mountain. She was
a homemaker.
Surviving are one daughter,
Alice Faye Carley of Georgia; one
son, Tommy Carter of the home;
four brothers, Henry Smith of
Leesville, SC, Roy Smith and
George Smith, both of Kings
Mountain, and Robert Smith of
Atlanta, GA; and two sisters, Viola
Dettmarr of Charlotte and Prunell
Caldwell of Merritt, Florida; and
seven grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted
Friday at 11 a.m. at Herschel
McDaniel Funeral Home in
Fairburn, GA.
The family will receive friends
Thursday night from 7-9 p.m. at
Herschel McDaniel Funeral Home.
JAMES A. COX
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - James
Alexander Cox, 78, of Inman, SC,
former resident of Kings Mountain,
died January 31,1993 from injuries
sustained in an automobile acci-
dent.
He was a member of St. John's
Lutheran Church where he taught
Sunday School for more than 30
years. At the time of his retirement
in 1984 he was Manager of Plant
Services for Spartanburg Regional
Medical Center. During World War
IT he served in the Navy on a PT
boat in the Philippines. He was an
avid baseball fan and golfer and
participated in local senior's ama-
teur golf tournaments.
Surviving are his wife of 59
years, Dorothy E. Cox; two daugh-
ters, Judith Cockrell of Melbourne,
Florida and Sandra Shaw of Silver
Spring, Maryland; four grandchil-
dren and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted at
11 a.m. Thursday, February 4, at
St. John's Lutheran Church. Rev.
Marion Clark and Rev. Everette L.
Lineberger will officiate. Burial
will be in Greenlawn Memorial
Gardens in Spartanburg.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be made to St. John's Lutheran
Church, 415 South Pine St.,
Spartanburg, SC, 29302 or to the
scholarship fund of Camp Adam
Fisher, c/o American Diabetes
Association, 2711 Middleburg
Drive, Suite 311, Columbia, SC
29204.
SYBIL STRINGFELLOW
Mrs. Sybil Louise Blanton
Stringfellow, 54, of 129 Lakewood
Drive, died January 31, 1993 at
Gaston Memorial Hospital.
A native of Cleveland County,
she was born January 10, 1939 and
was the daughter of Bonnie Yates
Blanton of Kings Mountain and the
late Charles DeWitt Blanton.
She previously worked as an ex-
ecutive secretary for FMC/Lithium
Division in Gastonia. She also was
a member of Saint Matthew's
Lutheran Church where she was a
member of the Derrick-Stender
Circle. She was past president of
the American Business Women's
Association, Gastonia chapter.
In addition to her mother, sur-
vivors include her husband, Bobby
William Stringfellow; one son,
Tom Stringfellow of Rochester,
NY; two daughters, Lyn Johnson
and Wendy Stringfellow, both of
Greensboro; one brother, Dr. C,
Dewitt Blanton Jr. of Athens, GA
and one sister, Becky Blanton
Early of Shelby. She was preceded
in death by a brother, James
Cordell Blanton of Alexandria, VA,
The funeral was conducted
Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Saint
Matthew's Lutheran Church. Burial
wag in Mountain Rest Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Saint
Matthew's Lutheran Church, 201
N. Piedmont Ave., Kings
Mountain, 28086, or to the
American Cancer Society, 201 W.
Marion St., Shelby, 28150.
ESTHER BELL
Esther Neal Clark Bell, 96, of
White Oak Manor, died February
1, 1993 at White Oak Manor.
A native of Cherokee County,
SC, she was widow of John
Blaxton Bell and J. Bryan Clark
and daughter of the late Katie Neal.
She was a retired textile employee
and a member of Shiloh
Presbyterian Church in Grover.
Surviving are three sons, James
Bell of King Mountain, Charles
Bell of Gastonia and Bill Bell of
Lexington, SC; nine grandchildren;
16 great-grandchildren; and one
great-great grandchild. A son, Jack
Clark, died in 1990.
The funeral was conducted
Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Harris
Chapel. Dr. Nancy Mugford offici-
ated and burial was in Grover
Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to
Shiloh Presbyterian Church,
Cleveland Ave., Grover, 28073.
CHAD
From Page 1-A .
“You don't realize that God
doesn't promise tomorrow until a
tragedy happens and you realize
that every day is a miracle,” said
the father.
Chad's first surgery took four
hours. Doctors implanted a tube
from the crown of Chad's head to
his stomach. The tube is used to
drain spinal fluid. His second, a
shunt procedure, took two hours.
He is being fed through a tube
from his nose to his stomach. He
may face a third operation soon.
Chad's teacher, Carla Bennett,
has visited the boy several times
and carried tapes of his classmates
talking and playing. The boy
moved his fingers.
Although his eyes are open he
doesn't focus on anything but we
can tell that he's responding,” said
the father.
Tuesday the boy came off a res-
pirator. "Chad is breathing very
well now but he has a terrible sore
throat," said the father.
"We've had to face the tough
facts that he has brain damage and
we don't know how it will affect
him but he's making some im-
provement," said Baity." He's
shown no sign of infection. All his
vital organs are working fine."
The Baitys have a daughter,
Brooke, 3, who is staying with her
aunt, Rene Carver.
Mrs. Baity, who works at Bigger
Brothers in Charlotte, and her hus-
band arc staying at Mecklenburg
Medical Auxiliary Endowment,
300 Hawthorne Lane, where they
alternate, one rests while the other
visits Chad every three hours for
about 20 minutes.
Baity says the support of family
and friends, his church, West
School and from folks he doesn't
know, have helped them through
the bad times.
He wants other families to know
that help is available through such
organizations as MMAE to help
families who live a distance from
Carolinas Medical Center to be
able to stay in a free, comfortable
surroundings close by the hospital.
He said the facility is only five
minutes from the hospital.
Chad, a patient in Pediatrics
Intensive Care, may be moved to a
private room the latter part of the
week. Cards will reach him at the
hospital or at 300 Hawthorne Lane,
Charlotte, 28204.
Baity goes to the hospital about
6:30 a.m. every morning and stays
until 10 p.m. at night. He says he's
grateful that Dial Page has let him
use a beeper so that he can walk
freely through the hospital and on
the grounds and still be able to find
out about his son's progress at all
times.
"I've gone through so many
emotions here at the hospital but
I've never tried to find anybody to
blame," said Baity. "This little man
(Chad) is going to wake up and I'm
just waiting and praying for that
minute when he does."
ACTION
From Page 1-A
Kings Mountain Hospital
Administrator Huitt Reep says this
information is vital but he said that
in a dire emergency, and especially
in a life-threatening situation when
the patient is unconscious, the
treatment will be done without
parental consent. "Of course we
keep on trying to contact the parent
for the information," said Reep.
A newsletter going out to par-
ents of West School students will
include a statement from Chad's
parents about the importance of up-
dating school information about a
child. "One minute makes the dif-
ference," said Baity.
Doctors say Chad's condition is
rare. They speculate that he may
have been born missing a capillary
in his brain, meaning an artery car-
ries blood directly to a vein.
Chad's recovery could take
months. His father, who is self-em-
ployed, and his mother, who works
in Charlotte, plan to stay by his
side.
"Say a big thanks to Kings
Mountain for their prayers and
continue to pray for us," said the
father. "Chad's eyes are open, we
believe he is responding to familiar
sounds and our little man is
breathing on his own."
HARDIN el
From Page 1-A
Bridges and they have a son, Chad,
4 1/2; Charlene Hardin is a junior
at UNC in Chapel Hill and Dawn
Hardin is a freshman at UNC in
Chapel Hill, Mrs. Hardin is the for-
mer Margie Blanton.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. L.
Hardin Jr. of Shelby, the officer
worked with his father at Hardin's
Magnavox before he got back in
police work. He received his train-
ing as a D.A.R.E. officer in
Durham in a program co-sponsored
by the Special Bureau of
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Investigation and the N.C.
| Department of Public Instruction;
The Harding: live on Long!
Branch Road and are active in New
Hope Baptist Church of Earl, Off
duty, Hardin enjoys model rail-
roads and photography as hobbies.
Hardin considers himself a role
model for the 10-year-olds he
meets every day in the D,A.R.E.
class.
Kids say they like to see a po-
liceman on campus,
"It's really a proud day for these
kids and their parents when they
graduate from D.A.R.E.," said
Hardin. "It's something they take
with them the rest of their lives."
Kings Mountain woman
faces embezzlement charge
A Gaston County Grand jury
handed down a true bill of indict-
ment Tuesday against Janice
Brown Deaton of Kings Mountain
on five counts of embezzlement by
a state employee.
Gastonia District Attorney Mike
Lands said Deaton, of Chestnut
Ridge Road, turned herself into au-
thorities. A Gaston County magis-
trate released her on $10,000
unsecured bond.
Lands said Deaton's arraignment
Kings Mountain Weather Report
(Compiled by Kenneth Kitzmiller)
Total precipitation 0
Maximum one day 0
Year to date 8.27
Minimum temperature 22 (2)
Maximum temperature 61 (1)
Average temperature 43.6
Jan. 27-Feb. 2
Last Year
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