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        A native of Gaston County, North Carolina, Mrs. Maggie Pagan Gingles was the daughter of the late, Hattie C. Kendrick.  

Mrs. Gingles was a dedicated and faithful member of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Kings Mountain, North Carolina where she served faithful on the choir, Women’s Fellowship and also as a church deaconess.

She attended Lincoln Academy, Kings Mountain, North Carolina and also studied at Gaston College, Dallas, North Carolina where she earned an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education.  Ms. Gingles retired from the Gaston County Health Department in 1998.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Ray Gingles and son, Steven Lewis Ward.

Mrs. Gingles leaves to cherish precious memories one daughter, Robin Ward Antrum (Dennis) of Gastonia, N.C.; one daughter-in-law, Cynthia Ward of Gastonia, N.C.; one grandson, Zackery W. Antrum of Gastonia, N.C.; two sisters, Bernice P. Fox of New York and Wilma Pagan of Gastonia, N.C.; one brother, Randy Kendrick (Pam) of Gastonia, N.C.; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Memorial Service:

First Congregational United Church of Christ
Lincoln Academy Community
Kings Mountain, N.C.  

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 @ 12:00 Noon

The family will receive friends at the church for thirty minutes prior to service.
(11:30 until 12:00 Noon)

BURIAL: Private
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  • Monday, April 30, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Costner Funeral Home
  • Tuesday, May 01, 2018
    My deepest condolences to family and friends. God knows our hearts and so when our loved ones leave us we are deeply saddened. Please take comfort in knowing that in the very near future He assures us that sickness and death will be gone. (Revelation 21:3, 4) Sincerely, A Friend
    ~ Ali
  • Tuesday, May 01, 2018
    Robin, I am so sorry to hear about your loss, you and your family are in my prayers.
    ~ Marie Lindsay   Gastonia, NC
  • Tuesday, May 01, 2018
    Robin and family, my heart breaks for all of you. I hope you are comforted knowing your mom is whole and happy walking with Jesus and Steve.
    ~ Carol Shved   Gastonia, NC
  • Monday, April 30, 2018
    May God continue to provide comfort for the family of Mrs. Maggie Gingles. She will be missed. B.Hoke, Ph.D.
    ~ Brenda Hoke   Charlotte, NC