LOUISE PANTHER GROVER-Mary Louise Panther, 93, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, at Hospice at Wendover. A native of Cleveland County, she was the daughter of the late John and Ada Hayes. She retired from textiles. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Clifford Panther; son, Johnny Emory; sisters, Ruby Emory, Ellen Emory, and Tiny Martin She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Shirley Emory of Grover; brother, Tommy Hayes and wife Pat of Shelby; grandchildren, Horace Emory of Grover, and Wanda Acuff and husband David of Grover; great-grandchildren, Kyle Acuff (her special grandson) of Grover, Colt Acuff and wife Kenzie of Grover, Mandy Thackerson and husband Josh of Shelby; great-great-grandchildren, Hayden Parker, Ally, Brody, and Colby Thackerson, and Willow Ivester The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by the Rev. Dr. J. Barry Goodman. Burial will follow in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150. Online condolences may be made at www.claybarnette.com. Arrangements by Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Shelby.
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