Barbara "Bobbye" Lockett Ford

Profile Updated: November 15, 2015






Yes! Attending Reunion
Residing In Gastonia, NC USA
Spouse/Partner James Roy (Rusty) Ford
Occupation Retired from Pharmaceutical Sales
Children Two daughters, Julie Ford Pell and Lorrie Ford McClaren;

We married in 1968 while Rusty was in USAF; lived in Albuquerque, NM before returning to Gastonia in 1970; lived in Gastonia since. Worked as Medical Record Administrator (12 years) before going to work in pharmaceutical sales for Merck (for 20 years). Now enjoying travel, friends, grandchildren and photography...and helping plan another reunion.

School Story

Gastonia: 6th grade: Central School; Grier Junior High school; Frank L. Ashley High School; Limestone College. Col. Thayler, Senior Biology teacher at Ashley set me on the path with a strong science background toward Medical Record Administration which ultimately propelled me into pharmaceutical sales with Merck.

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Jan 11, 2018 at 12:33 PM

Happy birthday! Make it special!

Oct 09, 2017 at 5:09 PM

Welcome to the website Andy... so glad you have "come home" from Texas. Bobbye

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Oct 05, 2017 at 4:01 PM

Posted on: Oct 05, 2017 at 1:01 PM

Happy birthday... enjoy. Bobbye

Oct 05, 2017 at 12:59 PM
Jul 18, 2017 at 9:09 PM
Jun 07, 2017 at 8:33 PM

Linda Lucille Crisp Bell

(September 24, 1947 - May 27, 2017)




Linda Lucille Crisp Bell, 69, resident of Kings Mountain, North Carolina, passed away on May 27, 2017 at her home. She was born in Gaston County, she was the daughter of Scott and Betty Giles Crisp. She was preceded in death by her father Scott Miller Crisp, her brother Scott Miller Crisp Jr, and grandson Frank Lee Thornburg. She was a retired Elementary & Middle School teacher in Gaston and Cleveland County Schools. She was very active at the Patrick Senior Center as a volunteer and as a member of the crocheting class. She was a volunteer at the Schiele Museum and Historic Brattonsville. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend.

SURVIVORS: Husband of 51 years: Frank Douglas Bell, Kings Mountain North Carolina

Son: Gavin Seth Bell and wife Ashley, Kings Mountain, NC

2 Daughters: Wendi B. Summerlin and husband George, Stanley, NC and Adrian B. Thornburg and husband Craig, Gastonia, NC

Mother: Betty Giles Crisp, Gastonia, NC

Brother: David Allen Crisp, Gastonia, NC

Sister: Susan Crisp Martin, Bryan, TX

5 Grandchildren: Lanie & Evan Summerlin, Ryan Thornburg, Hunter & Josie Bell

Numerous nieces and nephews

MEMORIAL SERVICE: Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 2:00 PM Crowders Creek ARP Church, Gastonia NC officiated by Rev. Stuart Fowler

VISITATION: One hour prior to the service at the church

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers- Donations to Friends of Crowders Mountain State Park, Gaston Hospice or a charity of your choice


Jan 10, 2017 at 1:48 PM
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Dec 27, 2016 at 7:00 AM
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Jun 13, 2016 at 5:18 PM

Posted on: Jun 12, 2016 at 12:15 PM

Happy birthday!!! Make is a great day. Bobbye

Jun 08, 2016 at 3:43 PM

Happy birthday... bet I know how old you are. Ha. Have a wonderful day. Bobbye

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Dec 16, 2015 at 10:28 AM

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Nov 15, 2015 at 1:25 PM

From the Caringbridge web site for Gene Stegall (who is being treated for brain tumor), husband of Jane Turner Stegall (posted by their good friend Carol Spencer:

Jane on the mend!

By Carol Spencer — 1 hour ago

On Friday afternoon, 11/13, Jane was driving to the pulmonologist. She had been feeling bad for almost 24 hours and had been trying to get in to the doctor all day. Finally, she was getting to go. Unfortunately, a left turn didn't work out as planned, and Jane's car and another scraped each other on the driver's side. Jane was shaken and taken to the hospital ("Harris Methodist," downtown Fort Worth) and admitted. After blood tests, x-rays and CT scans, she was admitted with pneumonia. She is being treated with IV antibiotics, breathing treatments, and lots of watchfulness.

On Saturday around noon, a nurse indicated that Jane would likely be in the hospital for a total of three days, awaiting the results of the blood cultures. They want to be sure that she is on the mend with the right antibiotics before she,goes home. (She has mentioned that her neck and back and hip are hurting, so I'm sure that they are reviewing the CT scans and x-rays to be sure she is on the mend in those areas, too.)

Forrest and Dawna are taking good care of Gene. Forrest spent the night with Gene on Friday, and Gene was spending the day with Dawna and Brian on Saturday. Gene and Jane are blessed with a sweet family nearby that loves them.

Keep Gene and Jane in your prayers for peace and healing. It's not easy to be away from the ones you love the most when times are tough. We want them to be right by our side. So pray for peace and healing -- and a certainty about God's love. Your prayers mean a lot to these two!

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Aug 23, 2015 at 3:38 PM

Posted on: Jun 19, 2015 at 4:00 AM

Well, it has been almost a week since we began our weekend long celebration of 50 years since graduation from Frank L. Ashley High School. It was great to see old friends and renew friendships of long, long ago. Many memories came flooding back. I had pulled out some old scrapbooks to take a long walk down memory lane in the week before our reunion. It is interesting to look back and see what I thought was important enough to preserve and include in my scrapbook of old. Newspaper clippings, assorted articles from Fine Yarns, movie ticket stubs, napkins with event and date scribbled on them and an occasional photograph (we didn’t have digital cameras and selfies back then).

Now I have new memories... and quite a few snapshots of the events (although I didn’t capture all that I wanted – anyone want to share some???). I hope everyone was able to enjoy the moments we had together... fleeting as they were. The reunion committee worked long and hard to pull off a whole weekend of events and Rusty and I appreciate their honoring us as “team leaders” for this reunion. We will treasure the memories forever...

Jun 07, 2015 at 3:02 PM
Jun 01, 2015 at 4:20 PM

REGARDING REUNION SATURDAY NIGHT: There are turnstiles at the Conference Center but you will NOT have to pay for parking. Parking is available outside the center at street level as well as covered parking on each level. Entry may be made from the backdoor as well as the front. An elevator is available at both entrances.

May 07, 2015 at 8:33 AM

Larry Bell


GASTONIA - Larry Dean Bell went to be the Jesus on April 9 2014.

Larry served in the Air Force for sixteen years.

He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church.

Survivors are his wife, Myra Bell, sons, Phillip and Quentin Bell; brother, "Buddy" Davis, sister, Barbara Brackett.

Celebration service will be 7 p.m. Friday, April 18, 2014, at the Lowell Community Center.

Memorials may be made to W.G. Hefner VA Salisbury, NC.

Published in Gaston Gazette on Apr. 16, 2014


May 06, 2015 at 8:18 AM
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May 12, 2015 at 4:10 PM

Posted on: Apr 30, 2015 at 10:42 AM

Well, What a lucky notice I received in the mail yesterday.... From the City of Gastonia... The Catalinas will be performing at the Rotary Pavillion on Friday, June 12... soooo... We, AHS Class of '65 can enjoy our BarBQ at Rankin Lake, then drive on over to hear the Catalinas performing downtown!

How nice is that. We will have some fun, won't we???