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1. Obituary. Helen Lindley CHARLOTTE Helen "Granny" Rice Lindley, 83, died Monday, March 12, 2012, at the Robin Johnson Hospice House in Dallas, N.C. Born in Charlotte on June 25, 1928, she was a daughter of the late Earl Rice and Ethel Herron Rice. She will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother who always put her family first. A funeral service to celebrate her life will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 15, at the Derita Chapel of McEwen Funeral Service with the Rev. David Gales officiating. Interment will follow in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. this evening, March 14. Mrs. Lindley is survived by a daughter, Denise Watts and husband, Phillip, of Gastonia; a son, Johnny Lindley and wife, Pam, of Kannapolis; four brothers, Don Rice and wife, Pat, of Charlotte, Johnny Rice and wife, Bobbi, of Colorado, Wayne Rice of Midland and Ben Rice and wife, Francis, of Charlotte; three sisters, Mildred Fisher and husband, Carter, of Concord, Doris Currie and husband, Tracy, of Charlotte and Lila Hudgens of Harrisburg; four grandchildren, Todd Lindley and wife, Kate, Kelly Phillips and husband, Brad, Tony Lindley, and Crystal McKenzie and husband, Matt; and three great-grandchild-ren, Ethan Phillips, Isaac Phillips and Madison Phillips. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Lindley was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Lindley, and a grandson, Brian Jacobs. Memorials may be made to the Robin Johnson Hospice House, Gaston Hospice, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054. Family and friends are invited to sign the online register book at mcewen deritachapel.com <http://deritachapel.com>. The Derita Chapel of McEwen Funeral Service, 6300 Mallard Creek Rd., is in charge of arrangements.
Helen married John W. LINDLEY Jr., son of John W. Gilmer LINDLEY and Ollie Elliot McCOY. (John W. LINDLEY Jr. was born on 28 Nov 1928 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States 1372,1373,1374 and died on 18 Oct 1991.)