Miles "Milo" Floyd Hamrick Jr., 80, died July 8 at Gaston Memorial Hospital. The son of the late Miles Floyd Hamrick Sr. and Ethel Kendrick Hamrick, he was born in 1927 in Cramerton, N.C., Mr. Hamrick was a member of Union Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder and a member of the Men of the Church. He was a member of Holland Memorial Masonic Lodge, No. 668, and American Legion Post 233. Mr. Hamrick was a World War II veteran of the United States Army and was the owner of Milo Concrete Company Inc. and Milo Construction Company. He was also a member of the Gaston Antique, Mechanical, Textile Restoration Association. He was preceded in death by parents, sister Mary Ethel Hamrick Craig and her husband Ralph Ray Craig Jr.
Surviving are wife of 59 years Jane Alexander Hamrick; sister Frances H. Wilson and husband G.W. Jr. of Gastonia; daughters Dr. Martha Jane Fernicola of Covington, Ms. Myra Beth Spitzhoff and her husband Fred of Huntersville, N.C., Ms. Margaret Lucinda McCray and her husband Tom of Gastonia; son Miles Leland Hamrick Sr. and his fiancé Ms. Gray Wooten of Gastonia; grandchildren Daniel Brock Moore and his wife Melanie of Ashville, N.C., Brandy Jane Winstead of Farmer City, Ill., April Diane Mumpower of Gastonia, Cynthia Ann Boyd and her husband Warren of Denver, N.C., Elizabeth Mae Jones and her husband David of Shelby, N.C., Alexander Thomas McCray and Michael Andrew McCray, other of Gastonia, Miles "Lee" Leland Hamrick Jr. and his wife Carrie of Hampton, Va.; six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, July 11, at Union Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dr. Joan Martin and Pastor John Stanley officiating. Pallbearers will be Billy Wilson, Billy Jordan, David Lawson, Junior Thompson, Len Wilson, Charlie Nelson and Tommy Ratchford. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Union Presbyterian Church building Fund, 5615 Union Road, Gastonia, N.C. 28056, or Presbyterian Home for Children, 80 Lake Eden Road, Black Mountain, N.C. 28711. Condolences may be sent on line at www.McLeanFuneral.com.
The Covington News July 11, 2008