Carl H. Pope, 63, of Denver, NC, passed away May 25, 2015 at CMC Lincoln Hospital in Lincolnton, NC. Mr. Pope was born on December 5, 1951 in Lewis County, TN to the late Howard Paul Pope and Betty Joyce Pope. He is also preceded in death by his brother David Pope. He was a loving father, grandfather and brother. Mr. Pope was a Mason with Masonic Lodge #112 AF & AM in Wayne, MI. He loved all types of music and enjoyed playing the guitar and loved to fish as a hobby. Carl was a self employed generator specialist and was also a US Army Veteran serving during the Vietnam War.
Memorial services to celebrate Carl’s life will be held at 6:00 PM Thursday May 28 at Benson Funeral Chapel, Mt. Holly with Rev. Eric Lively and Jacob Atkinson (Masonic) officiating. Inurnment will be private.
Survivors include his son Jason Pope and wife Tina of Huntersville, NC and daughter Tracey Teno and husband Darrell of Mt. Holly. Sisters Trina Arbini and husband Joe and Cyndi Griffiths and husband Bill, all of Michigan. 6 grandchildren, Justin, Courtney, Chelsea, Maddy, Carson and Logan and several nieces and nephews. He was loved by all who knew him.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family at Benson Funeral Services, 101 Oak Grove St., Mt. Holly, NC 28120.
Arlene Helen Henry, 69, of Mt. Holly died May 19, 2015 at Caromont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia. Ms. Henry was born in Trenton, NJ on Dec. 21, 1945 to the late Adam Borics and Jean Watson Borics.
Survivors include her children, Pamela Francis, Kelly Caulfield Fernandez Araya and husband Alvaro and Matthew Henry and his wife Sharon. Sister, Theresa Warman and husband Bob and also 8 grandchildren, Jamie Lee, Anthony, Nicole, Amanda, Kevin, LeeAnne, Madison, and Alyssa.
Services are being held privately by the family at a later date.
Dear Kelly, Mandee, Kevin & Leeanne and all your family, You have our deepest sympathy on the passing of your dear mother and sweet grandmother. May she rest in peace with God and all the angels. We wish you all comfort and strength and may all your fond memories of her help to sustain you all at this difficult time.Love, Don & Linda Caulfield
Hey Caulfied...I am so sorry...my heart is broken to know the pain you and your family are experiencing at this time. Kelly you know if there is anything...anything I can do to make any part of this a little more bearable today, tomorrow, next month or next year just called...you know I got your back always have..always will...love you more...Vireen Couser
Michael "Mike" Staley, 59, of Gastonia, passed away peacefully May 16, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Staley was born December 21, 1955 in Portsmouth, Va. to the late Marvin Webb Staley and Virginia Marr Staley. He is also preceded in death by his sisters, Teresa Staley Christenbury and Angela Staley Couick and also a nephew Benjamin David Spencer. Mike was a past member of St. Michaels Catholic Church and was past owner of Furniture Discount Center in Gastonia. He was an avid outdoorsman enjoying life on the lake where he enjoyed boating and fishing.
The family will be conducting a celebration of life service at 5:00 PM Thursday, May 21 at Bethlehem Church South Campus with Pastor Dickie Spargo officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. The family will also be receiving family and friends after the service from 6:30p.m. - 8:00p.m. at the home of Shawna Staley Bruce. Inurnment will be Private.
Survivors include his loving wife of 40 years Melody Staley. Daughters, Shawna Staley Bruce (Ray Jr.) and Crystal Shannon Staley, all of Gastonia. Brothers and sisters, Joseph Staley, Stanley Staley, Pam Staley Spencer (Jerry) all of Gastonia, Penny Holley (David) of Portsmouth, Va. and Mary Staley Armstrong (Bobby) also of Gastonia. 4 Grandchildren, Michael and Staci Bruce, William Knox Jr and Landon Knox. Numerous nieces and nephews and "best" friend, his pet dog Buddy Staley.
In Lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the American Cancer Society, 1901 Brunswick Ave Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28207.
Our Sincere condolences to you Melody for your loss. May God Bless you and your family.Wayne and Marilyn Dover
To all the family members, Our sincere condolences for the the loss of Mike. I have never forgotten all of you since you all lived on Broad Street in Gastonia. As a matter of fact, I think of all of you very often especially since I last saw you at the Memorial service for Teresa. Our prayers for God`s comfort are certainly with all of you in this most difficult time. And may His peace that passes all understanding be with each of you knowing that all of you are loved very much. May God Bless you ALL!Floyd & Debbie (Hicks) Anderson / May 20, 2015
Penny, Joe, Stanley, and Pam, I am so sorry to hear about Mike. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.Robin Sherrill
may your faith assist you in peace and comfort youLouella
MELODY, WE ARE SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND THE FAMILY. D & D SANITATION. DOT & DICK DELLINGER DEBBIE BLANTON DEBBIE SPEARMAN MAY 21, 2015DEBBIE BLANTON
Joe, Stanley, Penny, Pam and Mary I was so sorry to hear about Mike. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.Lori Henderson