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Sarah Cantrell Cloninger

May 31, 1940 — March 26, 2023

Dallas

Sarah Cantrell Cloninger

Dallas – Sarah Cantrell Cloninger, 82, entered into Heaven on Sunday, March 26, 2023.

Sarah was born in Gaston County on May 31, 1940 to the late Edward and Nellie Cantrell. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers, Bob, Richard, David, Bill, and Phillip Cantrell.

Sarah loved the Lord and faithfully read her Bible every day. She enjoyed camping, traveling, and going to the beach. Sarah loved everyone, especially her grandchildren and was known as “Grammy” by everyone. What she wanted most was for everyone to be happy. Sarah made sure to talk to her daughters every day and more often than not, multiple times a day. She leaves many happy memories to be cherished by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 61 years, Keith Cloninger; daughters, Oneta Haney (Doug) and Dewanna Watkins (Gary); brother, James Cantrell; Sister, Diane Lunsford; grandchildren, Bryan Haney (Colista), Brittany Melton (Mickey), Christopher Haney (Tiffanee), and Davey Watkins (Hannah); 6 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.  

The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at Restoring Hope Four Square Church 1026 Dallas-Stanley Highway, Dallas, North Carolina. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will follow at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Cameron Bryson and Pastor Tom Brooks officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cancer Services of Gaston County 306 S. Columbia Street, Gastonia, North Carolina 28054.

Condolences may be made online at www.withersandwhisenantfuneral.com

Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2916 Union Road, Gastonia 704-864-5144 is serving the family.

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Visitation

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

1:30 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Restoring Hope Foursquare Church

1026 Dallas Stanley Hwy, Dallas, NC 28034

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Memorial Service

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Restoring Hope Foursquare Church

1026 Dallas Stanley Hwy, Dallas, NC 28034

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