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Condolence From: Barbara Matheson Bevington
Condolence: My deepest sympathy to Betty and Chris. Shirley was a wonderful teacher and role model. I was privileged to know him. He made a real difference in the lives that he touched.
Wednesday July 04, 2018
Condolence From: Ron & Donna Watkins
Condolence: One of the gentlest men we've had the pleasure of knowing.....wish we had known him longer. Our love to Betty, Chris, and family.
Tuesday July 03, 2018
Condolence From: Chrissie Jaje
Condolence: Love knows no boundaries when it comes to the Gabriel Family. My remembrances of SG was through his sister-in-law Elsie Mae Summey Gabriel (married to Paul Gabriel, SG’s brother). I was Elsie neighbor/care companion in Raleigh. SG and his wife Betty took me in and treated me as I were family and I will be forever grateful. I can not begin to tell you how much love this family shares, knowingly and unknowingly. YOU DO!

There is no doubt that SG was well loved and respected by his family, friends, the church and the community as well. HE WILL BE MISSED, ESPECIALLY HIS SMILE. He was of great character and had a big loving, giving heart!

To Chris and Betty, I know there is nothing for me to say that will make your loss easier but know that I am sending you my love and support. Please know that you're in my thoughts and prayers. I ask that the Lord give you strength during this sad time and reflect on SG's gift to you all. Sending my heartfelt sympathies to you.
Monday July 02, 2018
Condolence From: Stewart & Joyce Rhymer
Condolence: Betty, we are so sorry to hear about S.G.'s passing away. We are going to miss him at our class reunions. He was a wonderful person. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.
Sunday July 01, 2018
Condolence From: Donna Henson-Johnson Hicks
Condolence: My condolence Betty and family. I remember you fondly and how beautiful you were. Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. I went to Appalachian and Steve was my teacher. My prayers, Donna class of 1962.
Sunday July 01, 2018
Condolence From: Caroline Edwards
Condolence: SG was the top of the heap, in all the ways that matter. A true Christian in a world where that is hard to discern. What a wonderful man; he will be deeply missed. Love to you from all the Beams of Harris and Lincolnton.
Sunday July 01, 2018
Condolence From: Donald Roper
Condolence: I remember SG well. He led a full life. He was a very good man and a heck of an athlete. He had a great sense of what was moral and ethical and he lived those values. He had a great sense of humor and a quick wit. He spoke often of his wife Betty and his son Chris and always with a huge smile. His love of roses was legendary. I enjoyed getting to know SG and consider myself a better person for having known the entire family. I know the SG I knew will be sorely missed. My deepest sympathies go out to Betty and Chris. I will keep his family in my thoughts and prayers.
Saturday June 30, 2018
Condolence From: Shirley and Robbie Combs
Condolence: Our deepest sympathy on the loss of S.G. We are lifting you up in prayers, and will plan to see you on Saturday.
Saturday June 30, 2018
Condolence From: Harry and Vicki Henderson
Condolence: Deepest sympathy to Betty and their son, Chris. What we knew of S.G, he was a great husband, father and an all around nice person. I remember how he lovingly cared for his beautiful roses. Please know we are there with you in thought and prayers.
Saturday June 30, 2018
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