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Frank L Ashley High School
Class of 1966




Our sympathy goes to classmate, Rick Kessell, at the death of his brother, Rob Kessell, on February 19, 2019.

Robert Michael "Rob" Kessell

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Robert Michael "Rob" Kessell Obituary

GASTONIA - Robert Michael "Rob" Kessell, 64, passed away on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.

Born on November 15, 1954 in Gaston County, Rob was the son of the late Alfred Charles Kessell and Bobbie Hardin Kessell.

Rob was the President and Co-Owner of F&K Sales. He was a longstanding member of First Presbyterian Church in Gastonia. Rob had a passion for Corvettes, collecting knives and guns, fishing and hunting. Rob loved people and his work. Most of all, he loved his family and spending time with them, especially his grandson, Carson.

Rob is survived by his wife of 38 years, Gina Hope Kessell; son and daughter-in-law, Adam and Christine Kessell; daughter, Erin Kessell; grandsons, Carson Kessell and Caleb Walker; brothers and sisters-in-law, Rick and Susan Kessell, and David and Glenda Kessell.

Family and friends of Rob Kessell are invited to attend his memorial service beginning at 2:00 PM Friday, February 22 in the chapel of the First Presbyterian Church of Gastonia. Pastor John H. Stanley and the Rev. Lauren Sease Vanacore will officiate.

The family will receive friends in the church parlor immediately following the service.

A private service of committal will be held at Gaston Memorial Park.

Condolences may be sent to the Kessell family online at

Flowers are accepted or contributions in memory of Rob may be sent to Robin Johnson Hospice House, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054.

McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the Kessell family.



Our sincere sympathy goes to classmate, Gail Hallbrook Marr, at the death of her husband, Paul Marr, on February 3, 2019, of Belmont, NC  28012.  Condolences may be sent to Gail at 124 Roper Street, Belmont, NC  28012.

Paul Marr

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Paul Marr Obituary

BELMONT - Paul Calvin Marr, 73, of Belmont, died Sunday, February 3, 2019 at Caromont Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Gaston County to the late Joe Calvin Marr and Virginia Hale Marr.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son Chad Marr, a granddaughter Haley Marr, two sisters Judy and Connie, and a brother Allen. Paul served in the US Marines where he was awarded two Purple Hearts. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 52 years Gail Holbrook Marr; two children Darlye Marr and his wife Jamie and Wendi Peterson and her husband Robert; grandchildren Rachel Peterson and Ethan, Emory, Cameron and Addison Marr; as well as his siblings Jerry, Patti, Roger, and Bobby. A gathering of friends and family will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, February 7, 2019 at Woodlawn Funeral Home in Mount Holly.

Online condolences may be left at

Published in Gaston Gazette on Feb. 6, 2019

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Our sincere sympathy goes to classmate, Stephania Kenley Morgan, at the death of her father, Robert F. Kenley, of Clover, SC.


Robert Francis Kenley

1922 - 2019 Obituary Condolences Flowers

Robert Francis Kenley Obituary

GASTONIA, NC- "Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is." (Jeremiah 17.7) Robert Francis Kenley (Bob) trusted in his Lord Jesus Christ and joined Him in Heaven on Friday evening, February 1, 2019. Born in Mecklenburg County on December 20, 1922, Bob was the last of ten siblings and a son of the late Wynne L. and Ora Lane Kenley.
In addition to his parents, he is now reunited with his beloved wife of 69 1/2 years, Dorothy Haynes Kenley; his son, Robert Michael "Mike" Kenley; his sister, Edna Summerville; and his brothers, George, Charles, Jack, Alfred, Harry, Woody, J.C., and Willard Kenley.
Bob attended school in Gastonia before joining the US Navy during World War II. Stationed in Brooklyn, NY, he worked at the US Armed Guard Center before deployment on the cargo ship Felix Taussig, and later on the USS Bordelon destroyer. After the war, he returned to Gastonia and worked in his dad's grocery store before attending Evans Business School and beginning a career with Plantation Pipeline company, where he worked for 30 years before his retirement.
Bob and Dot and their children attended West Avenue Presbyterian Church in Gastonia for many years, where he served as a deacon and an elder. After moving to Clover in 1974, he moved his membership to Bethel Presbyterian Church, where he served as Sunday School teacher, deacon, elder, trustee, and elder emeritus. A master wood craftsman, Bob fashioned beautiful furniture and crafts and also enjoyed being outdoors, gardening, and working with his tractor. His mind remained sharp, and he retained his intellect and sense of humor until the very end of his life here on this Earth.
Family and loved ones who cherish his memory and will meet him in Heaven someday include his daughters and son-in-law, Toni K. Pasour, Stephania and Leonard Morgan; his daughter-in-law, Barbara S. Kenley; his grandchildren, Jason Kenley, Michael and Kris Kenley, Heather and Carl Paulson, Matthew and Monica Morgan, Laurie and Alex Allred, and Mandy Leigh; his great-grandchildren, Max, Henry, and Annie Paulson, Mabel Kenley, Andrew Morgan, Kenley and Caroline Allred, and Morgan and Tatum Leigh; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Dan and Natha Haynes; and his dear friends and caregivers, Linda Sexton and Nancy Chappell.
A service to celebrate Bob's life, officiated by Reverend Marcus Van Vlake, will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at McLean Funeral Directors , 700 N. New Hope Rd., Gastonia, NC. Family will receive friends and loved ones following the service until 8:00 p.m. Burial will be private for the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the building fund of Bethel Presbyterian Church, 2445 Hwy. 557, Clover, SC 29710.
Condolences may be sent online by visiting
McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the Kenley Family.

Published in Gaston Gazette on Feb. 3, 2019



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A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ATTENDED OUR 70TH BIRTHDAY PARTY CELEBRATION.  It was great to get together again to see each other and to share memories.  Please stay in touch on our website and offer any comments/suggestions for our next reunion, hopefully our 55th in 2021!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Remember to check our website ( for updates.  If you have enrolled on the website, you can communicate with other classmates who have enrolled. If you have any information on any of the missing classmates on the website’s home page, please email



If you would like to make a donation for future events, we would welcome ANY CONTRIBUTION AMOUNT.  If so, please send your check payable to: Lynn E. Teague, Class of '66, and mail it to: Lynn E. Teague, 1001 Marina Village Drive, Apt. 402, Mount Holly, NC  28120.