Richard Eugene Auten, 74, of Mt. Holly, passed away Oct. 27, 2014 at his residence. Mr Auten was born December 28, 1939 in Gaston county to the late Clyde and Helen Watts Auten. He was also preceded in death by his brother Clyde Timothy Auton. He was a member of Belmont Moose Club and retired from Carolinas Custom Windows after 28 years service.
Memorial Services will be held Thursday Oct. 30 at 7:00 PM at Centerview Baptist Church in Belmont with Rev. Robbie Moore officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 PM prior to the service.Inurnment will be private.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Janet Morris Auten. 4 Children, James Morris, Dana Auten, Ricky Auten and wife Sharon and Michael Auten and wife Bobbie. Sisters, Susie Cook and husband Gene, Sheila Shuler and husband Joe, Terry Auten and wife Carolann, Tony Auten and James "BoBo" Auten and wife Carolyn. 8 grand and 4 great grandchildren.
Arrangements handled by Benson Funeral & Cremation Services.
You fought a good fight, You finished your course, You kept the faith. Rest In Peace, Uncle Dickie.Andy Pagoota
No more pain now Daddy,rest Easy!!! I love you always,you will forever be in my heart!!!!!!Dana Auten
sorry for yalls lost our heart goes out to each and every one of yallConnie and Andy ervin
Rest in peace Mr.Auten God please wrap your arms around Mrs. Auten and give her comfort and peace in her heart.God bless the entire family. <3Sheila Queen
Deborah "Debbie" Lynn Graham London, 61, of Lake Wylie, SC went to be with her Heavenly Father on October 23, 2014. Debbie was born in Curry, New Mexico on May 31, 1953 to the late Warren and Hattie Graham. She was also preceded in death by her sister Carolyn Graham and also her grandmother "Maw Maw" Suzie. Debbie`s true passion was to help others. She did everything from volunteering at a women’s shelter to receiving her CNA certification. She was dedicated to insuring that everyone around her felt love and compassion.
Survivors include her son Daniel London. Brothers, Gary Graham and wife Theresa, Ronnie Graham and also sister Rhonda Redwine. Beloved aunts and uncles; Lois, Ruth, Jeanie, Billy and Harris. She was treasured and loved by many friends. She was a loving and caring person who will be missed by all that knew her.
A Celebration of Life Service honoring Debbie and her husband will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday Oct. 29 at Bethlehem Church South Campus, Gastonia with Reverend Dickie Spargo officiating. Inurnment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Handicapped Children`s Association, 18 Broad St., Johnson City, NY 13790 or to the Humane Society of Charlotte, PO Box 221028, Charlotte, NC 28222.
My what a shock to loose such a lovely lady and class act human being. I knew Debbie when I worked for Delta in Charlotte and she for Piedmont Airlines. I will always remember her soft and kind friendliness all the years I knew her. I know she and Doug are in the arms of Christ now,glowing with His love. I will miss Debbie and Doug...Steven Preston Shaw
I love you, Debbie. Words cannot express how deeply you and Doug will be missed by all of us who loved you so very dearly. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. We will be there to celebrate you and Doug`s life and legacy, May God bless your family during this tragic time of loss. I will miss you, my sweet friend. Love, KristenKristen
Douglas "Doug" Barry London, 63, of Lake Wylie, SC passed away October 23, 2014. Doug was born in Mecklenburg County on April 1, 1951 to Martha Azer London and the late Alvin A. London. He was a loving husband, father, son, brother and friend. He was an active athlete graduating from Myers Park H.S. in 1972 and attended Campbell College on a golf scholarship and later a member of the PGA. Upon retirement from the PGA he renewed his interest in golf art, having many PGA Tour clients. He treasured his family and loved the Lord, marrying his love, Debbie on Valentine`s Day in 1984.
Survivors include his son Daniel London, mother Martha London, two sisters, Leslie Musgrove and husband Steve and Lisa London and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life Service honoring Doug and his wife will be held Wednesday October 29 at 2:00 PM at Bethlehem Church South Campus Gastonia with Reverend Dickie Spargo officiating. Inurment will be private.
In Lieu of Flowers memorials may be made to Handicapped Children’s Assoc, 18 Broad St., Johnson City, NY 13790 or to the Humane Society of Charlotte, PO Box 221028, Charlotte, NC 28222.
Arrangements handled by Benson Funeral & Cremation Services, Mt. Holly.
Doug, you were such a sweet, wonderful man, a loving husband and father, and an incredible friend to me and my family. I love you so very much, and you will be sorely missed in this world by all who loved you so dearly. We will be there to honor you and Deb`s life but your memories will live on forever in our hearts. May God bless your family during this difficult time. xoxoxo KristenKristen
I remember you how sweet and wonderful you were. Our mothers were friends and my heart goes out to her and your son. With all my sympathy, thoughts and prayers. Jan Beaver SommrsJan Sommser
Doug you were one of my good friends and I am so sad that we will not tee it up again in this world. I have spent the last few days thinking about some of our more memorable matches. You were a great partner and I will miss those matches with you. Deb was always so nice to me and I know you guys are in a much better place now. My prayers are for your son Daniel and all those who feel so saddened by your passing. God Bless you and Deb and your son Daniel.Macon Moye
Grace Y. Homesley, 82, of Mt. Holly passed away October 15, 2014 at Caromont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia. Ms. Homesley was born in Gaston County on May 6, 1932 to the late Samuel Young and Edna Heaffner Young. She was also preceded in death by a son Robert "Bobby" Homesley, three sisters, Willie Welch, Maudie Funderburk and Frances King and four brothers, Charlie, Fred, Jimmy, and Sam "Bud" Young. She was a former member of Catawba Heights Church of God where she also taught Sunday School.
Funeral Services to celebrate Ms. Homesleys life will be 3:00PM Friday Oct. 17 at Benson Funeral Chapel with Reverend Dennis Bean officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery “A Quiet Place” in Belmont. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
Survivors include her children, Douglas Homesley of Eden, Md., Victoria Stowe and husband Donnie, Sarah Homesley and Pat Moore, all of Mt. Holly. Two grandchildren, Anne and Scott Stowe and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorials may be made to the American Epilepsy Society, 342 N. Main St., West Hartford, Ct 06117.
Arrangements handled by Benson Funeral & Cremation Services.
Very sad to hear about Grace. Worked with her many years and she was a special person, always with a smile.Mike Clark