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Charlotte Frances (Lowe) Whitesides

September 22, 1929 ~ April 11, 2017 (age 87)

The Piano Brothers

Charlotte Lowe Whitesides, 87, of Gastonia passed away April 11, 2017 at the White Oak Manor in Kings Mountain. Ms. Whitesides was born September 22, 1929 in Mecklenburg County to the late Fred Lowe Sr. and Mary Wilkinson Lowe. She is also preceded in death by her husband of 64 years Joseph “Roy” Whitesides, brother Fred Lowe Jr. and sister Gwen Morrow. Charlotte was known for being the Aquatic Director at the Gaston YMCA for 45 years. She had taught many Gaston County residents to swim and was blessed to have taught an Olympic Gold Medal winner and also founded the Gaston Gators Swim team. She loved to fish, the beach and enjoyed helping with the Special Olympics. Survivors include her children, Kathie Anthony and Debbie Curry and husband Alan, all of Gastonia; Grandchildren, Leslie, Wes, and Ashley (Kenny Hayes); and great grandchild Tripp Hayes. Memorial Services to celebrate her life will be held at 1:00 PM Friday April 14 at West Avenue Presbyterian Church in Gastonia where she was a longtime member. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Inurnment will be private. In lieu of flowers the family request donations made in Charlotte’s Memory to the West Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1015 W. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia, NC 28052 or to Special Olympics Gaston County, 1600 Burning Willow Court, Gastonia, NC 28054.


Charitable donations may be made to:

West Avenue Presbyterian Church
1015 W. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia NC 28052

Special Olympics of Gaston County
1600 Burning Willow Court, Gastonia NC 28054



 Service Information

Visitation
Friday
April 14, 2017

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
West Avenue Presbyterian Church
1015 W. Franklin Blvd.
Gastonia, NC 28052

Memorial Service
Friday
April 14, 2017

1:00 PM
West Avenue Presbyterian Church
1015 W. Franklin Blvd.
Gastonia, NC 28052


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