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The Cherryville Eagle

Essie Proctor

Sep 06, 2019 08:38AM

Essie Proctor

CHERRYVILLE – Mrs. Essie Wood Proctor, 92, of Delview Rd., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019 at her residence.

Mrs. Proctor was born on Oct. 16, 1926 in Cleveland County, N.C., a daughter of the late Wiley Wood and Ella Hill Wood. She volunteered and worked at Cherryville Area Ministries in Cherryville for many years and was also a caregiver.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Pinkney Proctor, and three sons, Kenneth, Dennis, and Reid Proctor.

Survivors include her daughter, Sherry Proctor of Cherryville; two grandchildren, Lynn Grinnell of Virginia, and Caroline Brown of Lincolnton; and a great-grandson, Michael Brown. Also surviving are a number of nieces and nephews.

Visitation was from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019 at Stamey – Cherryville Funeral Home, and at other times the family will be at the home.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019 at City Memorial Cemetery in Cherryville.

Burial was at City Memorial Cemetery in Cherryville.

Memorials may be made to Cherryville Area Ministries, 212 N. Mountain St., Cherryville, or to Hospice of Gaston County, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia, NC, 28053.

A guest register is available at

Stamey – Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service served the family of Mrs. Proctor.