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April 1, 2006
Robert D. "Dew" Williams, who owned an automobile appraisal business, died of cancer March 25 at his Cockeysville home. He was 66. Born in Spartanburg, S.C., he moved to Baltimore in 1958 and earned a degree in marketing at the University of Baltimore. He served in Navy and operated aircraft radar during the Vietnam War. Mr. Williams owned Valley Auto Appraisers Inc. in Cockeysville, a business he founded in 1994. He had earlier been a Black & Decker photographer. In his free time, Mr. Williams restored classic cars.
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January 8, 2007
On Friday January 5, 2007, JOHN MELVILLE "Johnny" MILLER, 78, formerly of Baltimore, MD, at his residence in Gastonia. Son of the late Melville and Mary Byrne Miller. He is survived by 5 cousins, Joan Siscosky and husband Charles of Lewes, DE, Patricia Helwig and husband Harry of Pasadena, MD, Herbert Saffield and wife Mary Ellen and Frank Narer of Glen Burnie, MD, Beverly Arnold of Baltimore, MD. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Robbie Parks Miller. Visitation Monday 6:00 to 8: P.M. at Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia, N.C. Funeral services Tuesday January 9, 2007, 11 A.M. at Queen of The Apostles Catholic Church, Belmont, N.C. See www.carothersfuneralhomesgastonia.
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NEWS
January 8, 2007
On Friday January 5, 2007, JOHN MELVILLE "Johnny" MILLER, 78, formerly of Baltimore, MD, at his residence in Gastonia. Son of the late Melville and Mary Byrne Miller. He is survived by 5 cousins, Joan Siscosky and husband Charles of Lewes, DE, Patricia Helwig and husband Harry of Pasadena, MD, Herbert Saffield and wife Mary Ellen and Frank Narer of Glen Burnie, MD, Beverly Arnold of Baltimore, MD. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Robbie Parks Miller. Visitation Monday 6:00 to 8: P.M. at Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia, N.C. Funeral services Tuesday January 9, 2007, 11 A.M. at Queen of The Apostles Catholic Church, Belmont, N.C. See www.carothersfuneralhomesgastonia.
NEWS
April 1, 2006
Robert D. "Dew" Williams, who owned an automobile appraisal business, died of cancer March 25 at his Cockeysville home. He was 66. Born in Spartanburg, S.C., he moved to Baltimore in 1958 and earned a degree in marketing at the University of Baltimore. He served in Navy and operated aircraft radar during the Vietnam War. Mr. Williams owned Valley Auto Appraisers Inc. in Cockeysville, a business he founded in 1994. He had earlier been a Black & Decker photographer. In his free time, Mr. Williams restored classic cars.
NEWS
April 4, 2004
On Friday, March 26, 2004, GERALD R.; loving father of Steven M. O'Neill of Mason, NH and Lynn Van Oudanaren of Murphy, NC; brother of Kathleen Flickinger of Cape Coral, FL, Rosemary Krupnick of Ft. Myers, FL and the late Marion Borcherding; loving grandfather of Michael Bywaters of Gastonia, NC, Melissa Davis of Milton, DE, Heather O'Neill of Lexington, KY and Megan O'Neill of Mason, NH; great-grandfather of Owen Davis, Alyssa Davis, Cory Bywaters and...
NEWS
October 14, 1999
Larry Wayne Braswell, 57, X-ray technician for stateLarry Wayne Braswell, a retired Maryland state employee, died Monday of an aneurysm at Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia, N.C., where he resided. He was 57.He was a mobile chest X-ray technician and air-quality-control sample-taker for the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for 27 years. He retired in 1989 and moved to Gastonia, where he was a security guard at Dixie Yarns.Born in Gastonia, he moved to Rosedale as a child and attended Kenwood High School.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,SUN THEATER CRITIC | June 26, 2003
Playwright Jim Cary has been haunted by Ella May Wiggins' story for more than 30 years. It's not a widely known story, but it's one with which Cary feels a deep personal connection. Wiggins was a textile worker, balladeer and strike leader who was murdered in 1929 outside Gastonia, N.C., during a strike at the Loray Mill. Cary was born in Gastonia; his parents, grandfather, uncles and cousins worked in the mills. Ella's Song, Cary's fictionalized account of Wiggins and her role in the Loray strike, premieres tonight at Fell's Point Corner Theatre.
NEWS
January 13, 1996
Howard Clinton Jr., 58, ran family-owned barbershopHoward "Big Man" Clinton Jr., a barber and a raconteur of Lower Park Heights, died Sunday at Sinai Hospital of a heart attack. Mr. Clinton, who long had suffered from heart problems, was 58."He was a fun-loving man who was really well liked," said Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke, who frequently had long talks with Mr. Clinton while his brother, Johnny Clinton, cut the mayor's hair. Mr. Schmoke said he and Howard Clinton often talked about North Carolina, where both had relatives.
NEWS
February 29, 2008
Capt. George Lawrence Maier, a retired merchant marine officer who in later life was the Liberty ship John W. Brown's master, died of lymphoma Tuesday at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Guilford resident was 80. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he received a Bachelor of Maritime Science degree at the New York State Maritime Academy at Fort Schuyler, N.Y., and immediately started sailing. He also served in the Naval Reserve and retired as a lieutenant commander. He met his future wife, the former Colleen Gordon, aboard the American Planter.
NEWS
February 2, 2005
On January 28, 2005, MARVIN BUFORD PAYSOUR, formerly of Gastonia, N.C., beloved husband of Mary Paysour (nee Taylor). On Wednesday, friends may call at THE NEW VAUGHN C. GREENE FUNERAL SERVICES (RANDALLSTOWN), 8728 Liberty Road, from 4 to 8 P.M. On Thursday, Mr. Paysour will lie instate at the Concord Baptist Church, 5204 Liberty Heights Avenue. The family will receive friends from 11:30 A. M to 12 P. M with services to follow. Inquiries to 410-655-0015.
NEWS
April 4, 2004
On Friday, March 26, 2004, GERALD R.; loving father of Steven M. O'Neill of Mason, NH and Lynn Van Oudanaren of Murphy, NC; brother of Kathleen Flickinger of Cape Coral, FL, Rosemary Krupnick of Ft. Myers, FL and the late Marion Borcherding; loving grandfather of Michael Bywaters of Gastonia, NC, Melissa Davis of Milton, DE, Heather O'Neill of Lexington, KY and Megan O'Neill of Mason, NH; great-grandfather of Owen Davis, Alyssa Davis, Cory Bywaters and...
FEATURES
By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,SUN THEATER CRITIC | June 26, 2003
Playwright Jim Cary has been haunted by Ella May Wiggins' story for more than 30 years. It's not a widely known story, but it's one with which Cary feels a deep personal connection. Wiggins was a textile worker, balladeer and strike leader who was murdered in 1929 outside Gastonia, N.C., during a strike at the Loray Mill. Cary was born in Gastonia; his parents, grandfather, uncles and cousins worked in the mills. Ella's Song, Cary's fictionalized account of Wiggins and her role in the Loray strike, premieres tonight at Fell's Point Corner Theatre.
NEWS
October 14, 1999
Larry Wayne Braswell, 57, X-ray technician for stateLarry Wayne Braswell, a retired Maryland state employee, died Monday of an aneurysm at Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia, N.C., where he resided. He was 57.He was a mobile chest X-ray technician and air-quality-control sample-taker for the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for 27 years. He retired in 1989 and moved to Gastonia, where he was a security guard at Dixie Yarns.Born in Gastonia, he moved to Rosedale as a child and attended Kenwood High School.
NEWS
January 13, 1996
Howard Clinton Jr., 58, ran family-owned barbershopHoward "Big Man" Clinton Jr., a barber and a raconteur of Lower Park Heights, died Sunday at Sinai Hospital of a heart attack. Mr. Clinton, who long had suffered from heart problems, was 58."He was a fun-loving man who was really well liked," said Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke, who frequently had long talks with Mr. Clinton while his brother, Johnny Clinton, cut the mayor's hair. Mr. Schmoke said he and Howard Clinton often talked about North Carolina, where both had relatives.
NEWS
April 30, 2003
On April 26, 2003 ELIZABETH ELEANOR (nee Vorwald) KIRKHAM, beloved wife of W. Paul Geisenkotter and the late Eric Kirkham; loving mother of Thomas Kirkham of Gastonia, NC, Phyllis Jensen of Phoenix, MD and Carol Martin of Sykesville, MD; cherished grandmother of Lindsey and Eric Kirkham; dear sister of Margeurite Leopold of Florida. A Memorial Service will be held at the Chapel of Angels, Charlestown Retirement Community, 711 Maiden Choice Lane, Catonsville, MD on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Inurnment Crestlawn Memorial Gardens.
NEWS
January 3, 2008
On December 31, 2007, JAMES COBERN BUCHANAN; beloved husband of Juanita Jones Buchanan; devoted father of Danny C. Jones and his wife, Tammy; loving grandfather of Jennifer Taylor, Danyelle Filiaggi and her husband Jamie; cherished great-grandfather of Lauren, Kendall, Madison Filiaggi, and Clayton Taylor, Jr.; dear brother of William Buchanan of Valdosta, GA, and Pauline Mauney of Kings Mountain, NC. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews....
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