Remember a loved one in our Book of Memory.

Gaston Community Foundation's Book of Memory preserves the names of the loved ones in whose memory gifts are made. All memorial gifts made by members of the Benefactors Memorial Program become part of the Garrison Fund, the cornerstone unrestricted fund of the Foundation. The income from this fund is used to make grants to local non-profit agencies through a competitive grant application process.

Donors to this fund are members of the Benefactors Memorial Program, which enables them to request that memorials be sent in remembrance of friends and family throughout the year. By contributing $250 or more to the Garrison Fund of the Community Foundation each year, you will become a member of the Benefactors and are listed in the Annual Report for that year. "Philanthropists" of the Foundation donate $5,000 and up, "Friends" of the Foundation donate $1,000-$4,999 to the Garrison Fund and are invited to the Allen H. Sims Dinner along with being listed in the Annual Report. All members of the Memorial Program may request sending memorials in remembrance.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact Sydney Wyrick.

Benefactors of the Foundation:

Donors who have contributed $5,000 or more to the Garrison Fund of the Gaston Community Foundation:

Mrs. Judith D. Falls

Mrs. Barbara E. Hunter

Mrs. Ann R. Black

Ralph S. Robinson Family Foundation

Donors who have contributed between $1,000 and $4,999 to the Garrison Fund of the Gaston Community Foundation:

Henricks-Cox Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph S. Robinson, Jr.

Mrs. Ruby Bryant

Mr. Jeffrey C. Barbour and Rev. Joan C. Martin

Mr. and Mrs. Harold J. Andrews

Dr. William A. Current Sr.

Dr. Ronald W. Digby

Mr. and Mrs. Andy Ratchford

Ms. Linda McGregor

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen B. Driscoll

Mr. and Mrs. Tom D. Efird

Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Long

Donors who have contributed between $250 and $999 to the Garrison Fund of the Gaston Community Foundation:

Mr. ad Mrs. H. Randolph Sumner

Dr. and Mrs. Daniel T. Ness

Mrs. Carolyn Palmer

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy T. Paschall

Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Jenkins

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Spencer IV

Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Warren

Mr. and Dr. John S. Lowery

Gastonia Debutante Club

Steve & Kathy Horvath Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. H. Spurgeon Mackie Jr.

Ms. Nell P. Alala

Mr. and Mrs. Richard K. Craig

Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Sumner III

Mr. and Mrs. Hugh F. Bryant

Ms. Katherine T. Currence

Ms. Elizabeth Dickson Landis

Mr. Richard B. Forde

Mr. Danny J. Jackson

Book of Memory by Year:

Wayne Kenneth Ratchford

Henry "Hank" Dul

Jennie Ferguson Whitesides

Linda Gail Greene

Ercell Kimbrell Ratchford

Marsha Tucker Jones

Coy Lee Schultz

Frederick C. Scheideman

Brenda Motes Harris

Joyce Corn Stowe

Ralph Smyre Robinson, Jr.

Dorothy Wehrmann

Gaynell S. Moore

Charles A. McCarter

Stella Kathryn Reece Grice

Daniel Senn LaFar, Jr.

Wanda Hamilton Huffstetler

Dr. Michael Joseph Pollak

Peter John Harold Pattinson

Dr. Carlos Abraham Vargas

Weston "Wes" Eugene Wright

Hugh Johnston

Charles William "Bill" Sexton

Billy Winget Joye, Jr.

Mahamood "Mo" Ally

Austin Ivy Harvell

Sarah Adams Abernethy

Martin Carl Eudy

Dorcas Ann Barnes Hatley

Robbie King Gunn

Marlys Nesheim Stackhouse

Max Gettys Erwin

Josephine Swanson Woody

Dorothy Elizabeth Humpreys

Ronald Preston Eads

Margaret Wellmon Jarvis

Brenda Wood Davis

Dorothy Duffy

Lawrence Bayne McSpadden, Jr.

Brenda Sue Ratchford

Jeanetta May

Terri Q. Blake

Sandra Gayle Petrey

Joyce B. Cole

Iris Giles Apperson

Debbie Winzenburg

Jerry Fultz

Patricia Jennings

Joyce Taylor LaFar

Hazel Legge

Samuel "Sam" Lineberger Howe

Dorothy Bell Kile Thompson

Anne Ferguson

Frederic Sherman Letts

Tom Weiskopf

Clyde "Buck" Hatley

Sharon Smith Hooker

Ruth Harding Stowe

Yvonne Catherine Johnson

Robert Edgar "Eddy" Robinson, Jr.

Gary Dean "Rocky" Bennett

David Ronald "Ron" Hovis, Sr.

Elizabeth Way English

John Arthur Corbett

Joe L. West

Rev. Dr. David B. Joeckel and Mary Judith Joeckel

Katherine Elleanore Gibbons

Betty Cookson

Selena "Peaches" Black

Dr. James Phillips Thomas

Thomas Larry Summer

Mary Sue Connor

Karen Higham

Nancy Gray Kitchin White

John Gibbons

Frances Thomas Huffstetler

Patsy Thomas

Joe David Carpenter

Franklin Matthews Jackson

Jocelyn Hardee

Randal "Randy" Staggs

Brice Daniel Huffstetler

William “Bill” David Lawson III

Mary Lewis Bryant

Audrey Shellman Johnston

William "Bill" Bowen

Bryson Welch, Sr.

Harry McClellan Moffett III

Barbara Stowe

Roger Arnold Stowe

Bill David Drum

Mike Stanforth

Jeremy Crouse

Susan Maloney Pruitt

Claudia Barnes

Joyce Ann Hayes Grooms

Linda Fields Martin

Terry Alan Usery

Davis Patrick Sudderth

Teresa Lee Mundy Johnson

Robert Benjamin Ferguson

Claudia Gene Dent Frye

Dr. Glenn King

Harriet Matthews Jackson

Priscilla "Brownie" Allen Smyre

Elaine Labott

Darrell Brown "Bill" Williams

Frazier Setzer

Stewart Wayne "Jim" Monroe

Eric J Cowart

James Raymond Lewis

Doris Froneberger Gore

James "Jim" Charles Windham

Robert Crisler Haygood, III

George Daniel Jacobs

Oscar Lee Doster

Royce William Robinson III (Tres)

Rebecca Ruth Reinhardt Roy

Arthur Wilson Dunn, Jr.

Nancy Wetzell Albright

Donald Jerry Grant, Jr.

Kenneth Hilton Parks, Jr.

Mary Anne Hood Brown

David Lee Pegram Sr.

Clyde Hoffman Robinson

Larry “Coach” Rhodes

Elizabeth J Durkee

Elizabeth Kinnison Sumner

Gary Price Groves

Denise Fulbright Bradley

Hector Newton

Lindsey Jane Forde-Smith

George Daniel Jacobs

Barbara Bradley Westmoreland

Michael Queen

Carol Jean Winecoff

Regan Warren Gantt

Judith "Judi" Brittain Craig-Smith

Shirley Spargo

William Holt Cozart, Jr.

John Bradley Mack

Ernest Woodrow Carothers

John David Gwin, Jr.

Jacob Forrest Brunnemer

Kori Calvert Bradley

Jerry Lamar Kellar

James Robert Carpenter, Jr.

Randy George Walker

Tim Leach

Elva Kay Bonnin

Thomas Ray Cloninger

Dana Byron Bumgardner

Kenneth Glenn Beach

Katherine Jenkins Prevatte

Dr. Ned L. Mathews

David Gary Rhinehart

Tony Caskey, Jr.

Elizabeth "Doll" Ann Smith

Myra Aughtry Jenkins

Patricia Ann Fayssoux

Dr. Zane Emerson Eargle, Sr.

Gary Donald Hicks Sr.

David "Joe" Saunders

Mildred Harris Manning

Dennis R. Hammerle

Willis E. Bjerke

Charles Nelson Lineberger

Mrs. Joann Hawkins

Allen Neal Thompson

Frances Oates Lewis

Boyd Gene Smith

William Brownlee Seabrook

Molly Imogene Martin Parker

Scott McLeod Reid

Molly Imogene Martin Parker

Anne "Petty" Kunkle

Gladys Rose Carr Lineberger

Jerry Woodrow Fogle

Neil Edgar Allran

Asher Ammons

Elizabeth "Bet" Pearson

Ester Adams Hunnicutt

David Wingo

Helen Craig Watkins Harrison

James Joseph "Jimmy" Barker

Russell Joseph Cleaton

Debbie Joan Ballard

Mary "Ann" Mansfield Smith

Catherine James Bullock "kitty" Wilson

Betty Roberts Kiser

Betty Ann Pearson

William Morris Patrick

Margie Wilson Miller

Eileen McGinnis Lowe

Maragret Kempton Kelly

Farrell A. Buchanan

Nancy Rebecca Sides Garrett

Madeleine Joseph Solomon

Jane Lee Froneberger

Wayne Homer Green

Jane Anne Klauminzer Molen

Father Arthur J. Pendleton

William "Bill" Evans Frazier

Ricky Boyd Martin

Nell Chavis Tatham

Kay Baker Helms

Roy Leonard Booth

Hugh Donald “Don” White

William "Bill" Ray Jenkins

Marlene Elizabeth Hooker

Dr. Charles Rodney Smith

Billy Curtis Smith

Claudio Jesus Fuente

Phyllis March Simpson

Neil Aman Lemon

Kevin Todd Hanna

Marjorie Cook Harper

Winford B. Lawing

Mark Thomas Love

William (Bill) H. Stephenson

Dr. Robert "Rob" L. Duke

Evelynn Jeannine Kinlaw Cameron

Bobbie Chambers Cashatt

Sam Hugh Howell

Mary Elizabeth Carter Sitton

Mary Elizabeth Berkley

Cornelius Daniel (Dan) Page, Jr.

Walter Earl Robertson, Jr.

Donald Reid Lineberger

Alice Campbell Jordan

Dolores Ann Jones Havelka

Dr. James John Neerincx Jr.

Norma Jane Bowman

Brenda Lenora Crisp Wright

John Leo Farris Jr

Larry William Moore

Kelly High Smith

Larry Marcus Abernathy

Annabelle Zeigler Matthews Royster

Donald Rawlins

Fred Davis, Jr.

Blonnie Allegra Young Moody

Barbara Holland Rose

Elizabeth Oden Current

David Frank Borges

Thomas John "Tom" Koval

Boyd Calvin Pittman

Helen Beal Montague

Vernon Taylor

Zerina Sisk Francum

Robert Cairnes "Bob" Belville

Rachel Wallace Martin Dulin

Betty Hagan Hilbish

Howard Todd Craven

Vann Matthews

Billy "Bill" Winston Norris

Colonel William Arthur Luther, Jr.

Cynthia “Cissy” McArthur Deas

Linwood Barbour, Sr.

Dot Kimbrell

Tres Page

Thomas E. "Tommy" Smith

James "Jim" C. Thompson

Carolyn Bond Morrison

Mays Beal Stott

Virginia Sawyer Nichols

Betty Barkley

Mary Lou Freeman Essic

Leigh Ann Clorer

Thomas "Tommy" A. Doster

James Raymond "Ray" Haygood, Sr.

Charles "Charlie" Arthur Smith

Dr. Robert Lansing Timmons

Larry "Bud" Boyd Penley, Sr.

Lydia Mahrle

Charles A. Smith, Jr.

Marc Frederic Rauch

Ray Cloninger

William Anderson ("Andy") Banks Jr.

Mary Sue "Susie" Mason

Robert Leo Allen

Mary Ella Buice Allen

Ann Hall Barker

Janice Walker Clubb

Dr. George Rolfe Miller

Virginia Ann "VA" Patrick Avery

Sandra Beasley Elliott

Fairley McQueen Cameron

“Coach” Michael Reidy

Ava Claire DeVine

William "Bill" Lawson

Madrie Janet McRainey

William R. "Bill" Gilliam

William Lamar Stroupe

Christina Marie Kakassy

Martha Gunter Caldwell

John "Ralph" Kendrick Jr.

John Everett Mervine

Debra McIntosh Montgomery

Adam leigh Burns

Harold John Andrews

Barbara Forbes Tarleton

Mary Elsie Hedges

Carol Newton

Fred Lyon

Keenan Glenn Edge

Shirley Miller Wiggins

Anne Dudley Morgan Beam

Hilda Barksdale Martin

Eugene Richard Griffith Jr.

William "Billy Ray" Rhyne, Jr.

Mary Lewis Craig Bryant

George Caldwell Winecoff, III

Barbra Stowe

Zed Humphrey Jr.

Robert Lee "Bob" Rankin

Betty Yates

Norma Jean Charles Sink

David Slater

Mrs. Helen Lucker McSpadden

Mr. Harry Miller Bryant

Mr. Harry Miller Bryant

Mr. Harry Miller Bryant

Mr. Harry Miller Bryant

Mr. Harry Miller Bryant

Mrs. Mary Adelaide Austell Craver

Mrs. Emily Burbage Jacobs

Mrs. Emily Burbage Jacobs

Mrs. Emily Burbage Jacobs

Mr. Charles "Chip" D. Carpenter

Mr. Robert "Rob" Michael Kessell

Dr. Robert Phillips Barringer

Mr. Charlton Kennedy Torrence Jr.

Ms. Jean Marie Torrence

Mrs. Sandra Colter Digby

Mrs. Emma Joe King Gray

Mr. David Gerard Abowd

Mr. Nile Erhard Barber

Mr. Jimmy Edward Barrett

Dr. Robert Phillips Barringer

Mr. Walter Edward Batchelor

Mr. Tom Cole Beam

Mrs. Sara Frances Fogle Beaty

Mr. Lawrence Bernasconi

Mr. Cecil Claude Biddy

Mr. Keith Rennie Biggers

Mr. Robert Lee "Bob" Bivens

Ms. Ruth Irene Sellers Boyce

Mr. Michael Deward Briggs, Sr.

Mr. Harry Lee Britt, Jr.

Mr. Harry Miller Bryant, Sr.

Mrs. Phyllis McGinnis Carothers

Mr. Russel George Clark

Mr. Ronney Eugene Cole

Mr. Nick John Leventis Collias

Mr. James Colon Comer Sr.

Mr. Hugh Bickett Craft

Mrs. Diana Davie Davis

Mr. Ed Deese

Mrs. Sandra Colter Digby

Mr. Russell Edwards

Dr. Benjamin Thomas Ellis

Mr. John Francis Essic

Mr. Kevin Floyd

Mr. Dale Edward Fox

Mr. Michael Friday

Mr. John Theodore Gaston

Mrs. Emma Joe King Gray

Mrs. Peggy Harris Grissom

Mrs. Shirley Long Hammill

Mrs. Valorie Albritton Hanline

Mr. John Dockery Holland

Mrs. Elizabeth "Betty" Watt Richardson Howard

Mrs. Sarah Lucinda Davison Howe

Mrs. Betty Trimnal Hudson

Mr. Richard Lee Huggins

Mrs. Emily Burbage Jacobs

Mrs. Jo Lowery Johnson

Ms. Phyllis Kendrick Keever

Mrs. Dolores Anderson Landbloom

Mr. Ronald Joe Long

Mrs. Helen Ragan Mando

Mr. Richard Martell

Ms. Margaret Alexander McArver

Mrs. Helen Luker McSpadden

Mrs. Judy Allen Miles

Mr. Dennis R. Mitchell

Mrs. Jane Wyche Adams Moore

Mrs. Peggy Taylor Moore

Mrs. Elizabeth Ellen Edwards Morgan

Mr. Thomas Arthur Novinc

Mrs. Kathleen Ann Oliver

Mr. Charles "Lewis" Paschall

Mrs. Debbie Fisher Payseur

Mr. Henry David Phillips

Mr. David Scott Pierce

Mr. William Edward "Eddie" Poe, Jr.

Dr. William Gordon Quarles

Mr. Marvin Dewey Rabb, Jr.

Mrs. Shirley Smith Rankin

Mrs. Rebecca Harrelson Rhyne

Mrs. Diane Crenshaw Roberts

Dr. Edward DeWitt Sadler Jr.

Ms. Carolyn Elizabeth "Beth" Sanders

Ms. Faye Elizabeth Setzer

Mr. John Michael Shaheen

Mr. John Daniel Siewers Jr.

Mr. Hal Keith Smith

Ms. Jean Marie Torrence

Mrs. Maria Mandanis Trakas

Mrs. Margaret Dunn Upchurch

Mr. Thomas E. Wallace, Sr.

Mr. Dan Walton

Mr. Arthur Warren

Mrs. Mary Walker Wood

Mr. Roger Williams Wilkerson

Mrs. Edna Jordan Will

Mr. James C. Wilson, Jr.

Mrs. Thelma Bozard Watford Wyont

Mrs. Virginia Isabelle Huffstetler Zeigler

Fred Torrence Morrow, Jr.

Lena Smith Wright

Richard Melton Penegar

Richard Melton Penegar

Fred Torrence Morrow, Jr.

Dorothy T. Peeler

Maxine Coley Bradshaw

Mr. Herb Price

Mr. Paul Hadden Avery, Sr.

Robert "Bob" Houston Crockett, Jr.

Virginia Ruth Compton Bernard

Mr. Herb Price

Richard Melton Penegar

Richard Melton Penegar

Robert "Bob" Houston Crockett, Jr.

Herman Eugene Ratchford, Sr.

Janet Cone Benedict

Lauren Elizabeth Noble

Frank Pressley Deason

Mr. Herb Price

Judy Carol Fraley Leazer

Carlotta Beam Smith

Mrs. Tula C. Robbins

Mildred Jackson Sadler

Margaret "Mary Jo" Cloninger

Betty Choate Matthews

Betty Choate Matthews

Betty Choate Matthews

Betty Choate Matthews

Margaret "Mary Jo" Cloninger

Charles Kenyon Hubbard

Carlos McClean

Mildred Jackson Sadler

Mildred Jackson Sadler

Betty Choate Matthews

Robert "Bobby" L. Eskridge

Betty Choate Matthews

Margaret "Mary Jo" Cloninger

Mildred Jackson Sadler

Martha Torrence Short

Margaret "Mary Jo" Cloninger

Betty Choate Matthews

Katie Helen Friday Cloninger

Mildred Jackson Sadler

Betty Choate Matthews

Mildred Jackson Sadler

Henry Monroe Whitesides, Jr.

Henry Monroe Whitesides, Jr.

Anne Lewis Balthis Lyon Dalton

Betty Choate Matthews

Betty Choate Matthews

Robert "Bob" Houston Crockett, Jr.

Ross G. Randall

Henry Monroe Whitesides, Jr.

Mr. Jerry Dan Frye

Betty Choate Matthews

Martha I. Short

Henry Monroe Whitesides, Jr.

Betty Choate Matthews

Samuel A. Tull, Jr.

Henry Monroe Whitesides, Jr.

Henry Monroe Whitesides, Jr.

Henry Monroe Whitesides, Jr.

Betty Choate Matthews

Henry Monroe Whitesides, Jr.

Lille Bell Ragan

Patricia Cowden

Sudie Mann Wilson

Sudie Mann Wilson

Ron Ownby

Jimmy Harold Crisp

Sudie Mann Wilson

Dr. Andrew C. Miller, III

Dr. Andrew C. Miller, III

Dr. Andrew C. Miller, III

Jimmy Harold Crisp

Dr. Andrew C. Miller, III

Dr. Andrew C. Miller, III

Dr. Andrew C. Miller, III

Dr. Andrew C. Miller, III

Dr. Andrew C. Miller, III

Jimmy Harold Crisp

Mrs. Theoria Rice Page

Dr. Thomas Lynch Murphy, Jr.

Mrs. Theoria Rice Page

Truman Hudson

Dolores Metts Banner

Truman Hudson

Dr. Andrew C. Miller, III

Mrs. Theoria Rice Page

Helyn Bost Robinson

Helyn Bost Robinson

Helyn Bost Robinson

Faye Roberts Stroupe

Helyn Bost Robinson

Helyn Bost Robinson

Dr. Andrew C. Miller, III

Dr. Thomas Lynch Murphy, Jr.

Richard Melton Penegar

Helyn Bost Robinson

John McIntosh

Arthur Frank McGinnis, Sr.

Margaret Stroupe Green

Donald Hanson

Jerome Bakke

Curtis C. Kimbrell, Jr.

Henry Monroe Whitesides, Sr.

Henry Monroe Whitesides, Sr.

Henry Monroe Whitesides, Sr.

Henry Monroe Whitesides, Sr.

Henry Monroe Whitesides, Sr.

Henry Monroe Whitesides, Sr.

Henry Monroe Whitesides, Sr.

Henry Monroe Whitesides, Sr.

Henry Monroe Whitesides, Sr.

Henry Monroe Whitesides, Sr.

Charles Stribling

Richard Melton Penegar

Betty Choate Matthews

Sudie Mann Wilson

John Lamar White

John Lamar White

John Lamar White

John Lamar White

John Lamar White

Henry Monroe Whitesides, Sr.

Col. William Everett Moore, Sr.

Col. William Everett Moore, Sr.

John DeHoff

Henry Monroe Whitsides, Sr.

Charles Stribling

Helyn Bost Robinson

John Lamar White

Daniel Oscar Doster

Henry Monroe Whitesides, Sr.

John Lamar White

Betty Sue Craig Cauthen

David Michael Tompkins

Ruth Day Michael Dickson

Ruth Day Michael Dickson

Betty Choate Matthews

Mary Ruth Hendrick Crenshaw

Jeanne M. Stowe

Ruth Day Michael Dickson

Ruth Day Michael Dickson

Ruth Day Michael Dickson

Ruth Day Michael Dickson

Ruth Day Michael Dickson

Berlin H. Carpenter, Jr.

Berlin H. Carpenter, Jr.

Berlin H. Carpenter, Jr.

Beverly Howe Poag

Donald G. Adair

Harriette Line Thompson

Ruth Day Michael Dickson

Ruth Day Michael Dickson

William Preston Adams

Dr. Edward S. Whitesides

Jane Peeler Haygood

Jane Peeler Haygood

Jane Peeler Haygood

William Preston Adams

Mrs. Della Edwards Kirkland

Dr. John William "Bill" Riddle

Mr. Javen Arthur "Art" Haney, Jr.

Ruth Day Michael Dickson

Henry Monroe Whitesides, Sr.

William Preston Adams

Ruth Day Michael Dickson

Jeanne M. Stowe

William Preston Adams

Harriett Allweiss

Jane Peeler Haygood

Jane Peeler Haygood

Jane Peeler Haygood

William Preston Adams

William Preston Adams

Dr. Edward Steele "Buddy" Whitesides

Dr. Edward Steele "Buddy" Whitesides

Mr. Javen Arthur "Art" Haney, Jr.

Jane Peeler Haygood

William Preston Adams

Dr. Edward Steele "Buddy" Whitesides

William Preston Adams

Seth T. White, Jr.

Kenneth C. Beam, Sr.

Jean Woody Eppley

Mrs. Marian Hughes Call

Mrs. Joy Cole

Ruth Day Michael Dickson

Jane Peeler Haygood

William Preston Adams

William Preston Adams

Dr. William Gordon Quarles

Dr. William Gordon Quarles

Dr. William Gordon Quarles

Dr. William Gordon Quarles

Dr. William Gordon Quarles

Dr. Eugene Maloney

Dr. Eugene Maloney

John Whitesides Alexander

Mr. Hugh Pegram

Cecile Frisbee Farmer

Dr. William Gordon Quarles

Mrs. Marian Hughes Call

Dr. William Gordon Quarles

Mr. James C. Wilson, Jr.

Dr. William Gordon Quarles

Dr. William Gordon Quarles

Mr. James C. Wilson, Jr.

Dr. Eugene Maloney