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Helen Christine Thornburg Cloninger
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Birth: Nov. 13, 1923
Gaston County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Mar. 5, 2008
Gaston County
North Carolina, USA

Helen was born to the late Willie Dean and Hannah Edith Eliza Lineberger Thornburg, and stepmother Edna L. Thornburg, in Gaston County North Carolina.

After retiring from Carolina Mills, Helen cared for those who needed assistance. She loved cooking and baking for friends and family. Quilting, sewing and crocheting were some of her ways to relax. She also loved being outdoors. Helen was also a lifetime member of Holy Communion Lutheran Church.

Helen was preceded in death by husband, Edward Earl Cloninger.

Survivors include her daughter Patricia Cloninger Heavner and husband Robert Lee; daughter Shirley Christine Edison; daughter, Judy Kay Hoffman and husband Ronnie; daughter Janice L. Green and husband Stephen; son Roger Dean Cloninger and wife Sherry; sister Rebecca Louise Clippard; brother Charles Thornburg and sister in law Bobby Sue; William M. Oats and Betty Greene; Jack M. Oats, Ina Ruth, Phillip B. Thornburg, Carolyn R. Haas and husband Jimmy and Geraldine Hoover; grandchildren Eric S. Heavner, R. Anthony Heavner, Dena Beatty and husband Jeffrey, Kevin Nichols and wife Susan, Brian Edison, Christopher Edison and wife Wendy; great grandchildren, Zachary Beaty, Ashley Beaty, Bailey Nichols, Graham Nichols and Payton Edison. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral:Holy Communion Lutheran Church.
Interment:Gaston Memorial Park in Gastonia with officiating clergy, Rev. Kevin Mackey.

Published in Gaston Gazette from March 6 to March 9, 2008 
 
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 Parents:
  William Dean Thornburg (1904 - 1990)
  Hannah Edith Lineberger Thornburg (1905 - 1933)
 
 Spouse:
  Edward Earl Cloninger (1919 - 1983)*
 
 Siblings:
  Helen Christine Thornburg Cloninger (1923 - 2008)
  Rebecca Thornburg Clippard (1926 - 2013)*
  Charles William Thornburg (1929 - 2013)*
  Baby Susan Thornburg (1949 - 1949)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Gaston Memorial Park
Gastonia
Gaston County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: MKS
Record added: Mar 05, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 106217782
Helen Christine <i>Thornburg</i> Cloninger
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Helen Christine <i>Thornburg</i> Cloninger
Added by: Mike Huffstetler
 
Helen Christine <i>Thornburg</i> Cloninger
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 Added: Mar. 5, 2013
 
 
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