Melba June Stiles Beaver

    Melba June Stiles Beaver of Clover, S.C., passed away at her home Monday, Jan. 28, 2019.
    She was born in Cherokee County to the late Grady Stiles and Mary Ellen McClelland Stiles, and was preceded in death by her husband, Newell Beaver. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Johnny, Billy and Ray Stiles; and a sister, Grace Cutshaw.
    June was a strong, independent person who worked hard her entire life. She enjoyed fishing, camping and traveling. June enjoyed spending time with her family and has always been a woman with a deep and personal faith in God.
    June will be missed dearly by her loving family and friends.
    The family would like to extend a special thanks to Martha Evans and the Cantrell family for everything they have done for June.  
    Survivors include her sons, Billy Welch and Teresa Suga, Clover, S.C., and Michael Welch and wife Michelle, Clover, S.C.;
daughters, Sharon Vause, Gastonia, and Shannon Welch, Clover, S.C.; sisters, Shelby Parker and husband Jimmy, Dorcas Phillips and husband Steve and Kay Cantrell; grandchildren, Rusty Shane Welch and wife Britney, Danielle Elizabeth Welch, Christian Mariah Good, Katlyn Rose Huntsinger and Hannah Nicole Welch; three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friend, Lisa Howell and husband Ernie of Kings Mountain.
    The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Ronnie Dale officiating.
    Visitation was held from 12:30-1:50 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, prior to the service at Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain.
    Interment was at Lakeview Memory Gardens, York, S.C.
    Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.
    A guest register is available at
    Arrangements were provided by Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain.

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