Marion K. Sims, 76, of Mt. Holly and formerly of Cherryville, NC, passed away July 24, 2015 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia. Mr. Sims was born in Clover, SC on April 8, 1939 to the late Marion Wilbur Sims and Lizzie Mae Horne Sims. He was also preceded in death by a son, Eddie Moss and a sister, Nancy Neil and was a U.S. Air Force Veteran. He was a loving family man with quick witted humor. He enjoyed photography of outdoor scenery and loved riding his motorcycle in the mountains.
Survivors include his Loving wife of 50 years, Gloria T. Sims. Daughters, Lynn Brown (Danny) and Rebecca Dogan. 3 grandchildren, Austin, Jessica and MacKenzie.
Services will be held at a later date by the family.
Richard C. "Unk" Sherrill, 67, of Belmont passed away July 19, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Sherrill was born in Bryson City, NC on April 24, 1948 to the late Taylor and Maude McLean Sherrill. He was also preceded in death by sisters, Dorothy Johnson, Gladys Dees, Geneva Duncan and brothers, Charlie and Buford Sherrill. He was a welder by trade. Loved music and his many guitars.
Survivors include his daughters, Heather Sherrill Byers of Lincolnton and Tammy Sherrill of Cleveland County. Brother, Ron Sherril and sisters, Ida Mae Ward, Rita Smith and Docia Mauney and also 5 grandchildren, Cody, Dalton, Brittany, Erin and Mason.
Family visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 PM Friday July 24 at Benson Funeral Services. Inurnment will be private.
In lieu of flowers please send memorials to Hospice of Gaston County, PO Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054.
Randall R. "Randy" Winder, 60, of Mt. Holly, passed away July 19, 2015 at his residence. Randy was born in Lumberton, NC on Sept. 11, 1954 to the late Charles Winder and Shirley Muse Frasure. Survivors include his stepfather and 3 sisters.
Funeral Services will be held privately by the family with interment at Hillcrest Cemetery in Mt. Holly.
So sorry to hear about Randy, he was a very special person. It has been awhile since we saw him,but he was still smiling when we did. We know you have a lot of memories of him. Keep the memories close to your heart and when you think of him you will smile just as he did. Thank you for sharing him with us. Love to you all Joey and Joy Reep.Joey and Joy Reep
Jerald Torrence Allen, 64, of Mt. Holly, passed away July 3, 2015 at the McGuires Veterans Medical Center in Richmond, Va. Jerald was born in Gaston County on October 31, 1950 to the late Torrence and Lois Allen. He was a US Army Veteran serving in Viet Nam. He was a graduate of Mount Holly High School and is survived by a brother, Glen Allen and several nieces and nephews.
Gravesides Services to honor Mr. Allen’s life will be held at 12:00 PM Wednesday July 15 at the Veterans National Cemetery in Salisbury with Rev. James Watts officiating with full military honors.
Deeply saddened by your death but taking solace in knowing you are free of pain and heartache. I am proud to have called you my uncle. I love you.Heather Allen
When I was a child, Gerald was a fascinating figure to me. He was always ready to show me the beauty of the natural world. I am sorry that I lost touch with him, as I am sure that there are many more things I could have learned from him. He was, and will be remembered as, a good man.Casey Torrence Allen
Rest in Peace "Old Reliable" 39th Infantry 9th Infantry Division VietnamSgt. C Bullock 9th Infantry Division Vietnam
I am deeply saddened in knowing of Gerald`s passing. Knowing in my heart he is resting in Jesus arms. Read in Peace my friend until we meet again.Beverly Mauney
I am so sorry for your loss. Jerald was a man with interesting stories and had a love of family heritage. I am grateful to have known him.Pat Nolen Franks
I personally didn`t know Jerald Torrance Allen. We are from different generations but we share a common and sacred bond known as the United States Army. I have been told so many good things about him like how much he loved his country, which is evident with his loyalty, courage, commitment, selfless service and honor to serve his country during Viet Nam. Knowing he received a Bronze Star gives me chills because I know what is required of one`s self to receive such a high award for bravery. Giving one`s life for country is the highest act of patriotism possible. Jerald was and in my mind still is a true patriot. His bravery and valor are evident. He defended freedom for the country he loved so dearly. I wanted to let everyone know how very sorry I am for everyone`s lose.Clint Young