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Inez Cathey

GASTONIA, N.C. -- Mrs. Inez Lemmons Cathey, 89, formerly of 2512 East Spencer Ave., Gastonia, passed away Nov. 15, 2007, at White Oak Manor, York.

She was a native of Swain County, N.C. and was retired from Rex Mills. She was a daughter of the late Horace and Hettie Welch Lemmons. She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Cathey and daughter, Mary Ruth Hicks.

Survivors include daughters, Kathleen Shamblin of Gastonia and Jessie Sparks of Rock Hill; sisters, Hazel Cook of Bryson City, N.C. and Maxine Moore of Gastonia; brothers, Frank Lemmons of Robinsville, N.C. and Phil Lemmons and Guy Lemmons of Clover; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at the Chapel of Ward Funeral Service, Gastonia, with the Rev. Phil Lemmons officiating. Interment will follow at Gaston Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be David Buchanan, Brian Buchanan, Dwayne Lemmons, Johnny Nichols, Shane Braswell and Parrish Perlov.

Ward Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

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