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The Kings Mountain Herald |
August 8, 2012
Virgie H. Eaker
Retired teacher and
Sunday school teacher
Virgie Huffstetler Eaker, 84,
lifelong resident of Kings
: Mountain, died Aug. 7, 2012
at Kings Mountain Hospice
a n d
: - Mary
Ross Huffstetler and was also
preceded in death by her hus-
band of 62 years, the late
Boyce E. Eaker, brothers,
Tom,. Warren, Gus and Clyde
Huffstetler and sisters, Louise
Huffstetler and Selma Owens.
Virgie graduated from
' Bethany High School and
Gaston College and received a
degree in Elementary Educa-
tion from UNCC. She was a
retired school teacher, Sunday
- School teacher and a longtime
member of El Bethel United
Methodist Church. A loving °
wife, mother and grand-
mother, she held a special
“place in her heart for her great
grandson, Hunter.
The family would like to
give special thanks to
friends/caregivers Gail Jenk-
ins and Karen Lemley, as well
as the doctors, nurses and staff
of Kings Mountain Hospice
House who provided care,
love and support during
Mom’s final weeks.
Surviving are son, Mark
W. Eaker and wife, Cynthia,
of Gastonia; daughter, Donna
E. Russ and husband, Phillip,
Kings Mountain; brother, Roy
Huffstetler, Kings Mountain;
granddaughter Paige M. Sea-
wright and husband, Michael,
Gastonia;and great-grandson,
Hunter Cooke.
The funeral service will be
conducted Thursday, Aug. 9,
2012 at 11 a.m. at El Bethel
United Methodist Church.
Rev. Tom Jolly will officiate
and interment will be in El
Bethel United Methodist
Church Cemetery.
The family will receive
friends Wednesday evening,
Aug. 8, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at
Harris Funeral Home in Kings
Mountain and other times at
the home of Michael and
Paige Seawright, 179 Chest-
nut Lane, Gastonia.
Memorials may be made to
Hospice of Cleveland County,
Kings Mountain Hospice
House;951 Wendover Heights
Drive, Shelby, NC 28150 or El
Bethel United Methodist
Church, 122 El Bethel Road,
Kings Mountain, NC 28086.
A guest register is avail-
able at
Harris Funeral Home,
Kings Mountain, NC, is in
charge of arrangements.
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Howard Good
A native of Blacksburg, SC
Howard Junior “Choke”
Good, 73, of 510 Margrace
Road, Kings Mountain, died
August 2, 2012 at Kings
Mountain Hospital. He was a
native of Blacksburg, S.C. and
the son of the late Willie Eu-
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His funeral service will be
held on Wednesday, August 8,
2012 at 3:30 p.m. at Sisk- But.
ler Funeral Home Chapel,
Bessemer City with Rev.
Larry Brooks officiating.
Interment will follow at
Mountain Rest Cemetery,
Kings Mountain.
Visitation will be held 30
minutes before the service at
the funeral home.
He was survived by his
wife of 36 years, Rebecca
Good; daughter, Louisea
Roseboro; and, son, Michael
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Pauline Harbin
A member of Grace Lutheran
Pauline Caldwell Harbin, 91,
521 Baker St., went to be with
the Lord on Sunday, August 5,
2012 at Kings Mountain Hos-
pice House.
She was born in Gaston
County, NC to the late Hunter
Caldwell and Mildred O’Brien
Caldwell and was also pre-
ceded in
death by
her hus-
Wiley W.
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Mrs Harbin was a care-
giver and member of Grace
Lutheran Church of Bessemer
City. She was a loving wife,
mother and grandmother who
loved the Lord with all her
heart and loved to attend her
Surviving are her son,
Monty Harbin and wife, Phyl-
lis, and daughter, Ann Pardo
and her husband, Sandy, all of
Kings Mountain; grandchil-
dren, Eric Pardo and wife
Dena sof Kings Mountain,
Tammy Sanders and husband
Adam, and Alex Pardo and
wife Brandi, all of Bessemer
City, and Jeffrey Harbin of
Kings Mountain; 10 grand-
children, 15 great-grandchil-
dren and two great
The graveside service will
be conducted Wednesday,
Aug. 8, at 4 p.m. at Mountain
Rest Cemetery by Rev. Darrell
Alexander. Burial will be'in
Mountain Rest Cemetery.
The family received
friends Tuesday, Aug. 7, from
6-8 p.m. at Harris Funeral
Home in Kings Mountain.
Memorials may be made to
Hospice of Cleveland County,
951 Wendover Heights Dr,.
Shelby, NC 28150.
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Kings Mountain, NC, is in
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Marguerite T. McKee
Sunday School and VBS
Marguerite Tindall McKee,
89, 803 Oak Grove Rd., went
to be with the Lord on Thurs- |
day, August 2, 2012 at Kin-
dred ‘Transitional Care and
Rehab, Gastonia.
She was born in Thickety,
SC to the late A. U. Tindall
and. Ethel Cooper Tindall and
was also preceded in death by
her husband, Howard McKee,
and brother, Nathaniel U. Tin-
Mrs. McKee worked in re-
tail sales and was a home-
A member of Oak Grove
an d
she was
a mem-
ber of
Church she was a Sunday
School and VBS teacher and
enjoyed mission work. She
was a loving wife and mother
who loved being around peo-
Surviving are her son, An-
drew McKee; her daughter,
Patricia McKee Canipe; her
brother, Thomas Tindall, all of
Kings Mountain; sister, Edna
Earle Tindall of Kings Moun-
tain and Melba McWhirter of
The funeral service was
conducted Saturday, Aug. 4, at
Funeral Home
We offer
complete economy
funeral packages
and we honor
existing pre-need
funeral plans.
2 p.m. by the Rev. Travis
Northcutt and interment was
in Mountain Rest Cemetery.
The family received
friends Friday evening, Aug.
3, at Harris Funeral Home,
Kings Mountain.
Memorials may be made to
Oak Grove Baptist Church,
1022 Oak Grove Road, Kings
Mountain, NC 28086. Please
‘designate International Mis-
sion Board or Annie Arm-
strong Christmas offering.
A guest register is avail-
able “at
Harris Funeral Home,
Kings Mountain, NC, was in
charge of arrangements.
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Ann Moore Causby
SHELBY - Ann Moore
Causby, 65, wife of Donald
Causby Jr., died Aug. 5, 2012.
Her family will receive
friends Wednesday, Aug. 8,
2012 from 6-8 p.m. at Clay-
Barnette Funeral Home in
Shelby to celebrate her life.
Matril C. Wilson
SHELBY - Matril C. Wil-
son, 70, of Maple Springs
Church Rd., died Monday,
July 30, 2012 at Cleveland
Regional Medical Center.
The funeral service was
conducted Friday, Aug. 3, at
Clay-Barnette Funeral Home
Chapel, interment following
in Sunset Cemetery.
Saints must be eating
well in Heaven today
Eric “Big E” Pardo with his grandmother, the late Pauline
Emily Weaver
On Aug. 5, a culinary queen of the
kitchen, fine Christian lady and beloved
matriarch of four generations passed the
halls of the living and entered into the
“great kitchen” in the sky. Pauline Cald-
well Harbin was 91 years old Sunday
when she passed away.
She left behind a host of loved ones
and a legacy that still inspires her grand-
son, head chef and founder of Big E's
Original BBQ Company, Eric “Big E”
A graveside service is set for 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at
Mountain Rest Cemetery with Rev. Darrell Alexander officiat-
A loving caregiver and member of Grace Lutheran Church
in Bessemer City, Pauline was born in Gaston County, daugh-
ter of the late Hunter Caldwell and Mildred O'Brien Caldwell.
For. many years of her life she continued to inspire and
touch the lives of those around her - in and outside of the
“I spent a lot of weekends with her,” Eric told The Herald
in a tribute to his grandmother in February. “She'd call Price
Cab Company in-Kings Mountain and they'd come pick us up
and take us downtown to do her shopping.”
Pardo’s favorite stop with his grandmother on their outings,
was the last store they’d hit - the Eagle Dime Store, where a
new toy always awaited. She'd tell me to go pick out a toy
and I'd head straight back to the Gepartent on the right, Eric
After downtown, came another tenured treat - cooking
with grandma in the kitchen of her house on E. King St.
“She'd make all kinds of stuff in the kitchen,” he said,
“even barbecue. She (could) make a killer lasagna.”
And little Eric would be right there with her, helping her
cook and savoring the flavors of the finished product as they
touched his palate.
“Those are my fondest memories as a child, going down-
town and cooking with grandma in the kitchen,” he said. “She
could do a lot with a little.”
+ Pauline was married to Wylie Harbin, who passed away
when Eric was 2. Her three children, Eric’s mother and two
brothers were all adults when he passed. She never remarried,
but remained the loving matriarch of the family.
Eric said he always saw his grandmother as a “strong
woman”, supporting herself many years as a caregiver for the
When times get hard in his own life, Eric says he thinks of
his grandmother and remembers her perseverance. “Never
give up,” he says. That's one thing she’s taught him, and to al-
ways remember to add a heaping helping of passion to every:
“We put a lot of passion into food,” he said. That's the fam-
ily way. He learned it from his grandmother.
Losing such a great lady - even temporarily - is hard on the
many hearts she touched. But it’s clear to see that she added a
special spice to life and the world around her was a little bet-
ter because she was here.
The saints must be eating awful well in Heaven today.
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