Obituaries, April 18, 2013

Apr. 18, 2013 @ 12:14 AM
Robert F. Patton
CHAPEL HILL, NC — Robert F. Patton, age 91, died Thursday, April 11, 2013. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, at 10:30 a.m. at the Chapel Hill
Memorial Cemetery on Fordham Blvd. in Chapel Hill. A memorial service will be held  at 11 a.m. at the University Presbyterian Church, Chapel Hill on Saturday, April 27. Memorials may be made to the University Presbyterian Church, 209 East Franklin Street, Post Office Box 509, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. The Patton family is under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Durham.
Bobby E.  Medford
FOREST CITY, NC — Bobby E.  Medford, age 72, of Forest City, passed away April 16, 2013, at Brian Center Health & Rehabilitation in Gastonia.  
He was born May 8, 1940, in High Shoals, NC, a son of the late Wayne and Sallie Sue Wright Medford. Mr. Medford was a loving husband who spoiled his wife and loved his children and grandchildren. He was a member of Sandy Mush Baptist Church. He loved bowling, fishing and gardening.
A celebration of life service will be held 5:30 p.m. on Friday at Greene Funeral Service, South Chapel, 1503 S. York Rd., Gastonia, officiated by Pastor Fred Morrison. The family will receive friends after the service. Interment is private.
He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Doris Medford; daughters and sons in-law, Cindy and Lee Johnson of Hampstead, NC, Rhonda Medford of Waynesville, Pam Medford of Gastonia, Edna and Jim Ratz of Wisconsin; eight grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sons, Larry and Freddie Bennett; daughter, Jeanie Futch; grandson, David Futch; granddaughter, Tracy Zornow; great granddaughter, Amanda Waddell.
Memorials may be made to Gaston Hospice, P. O. Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054.
Arrangements are with the South Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia.
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