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Elizabeth “Betty” McGee Cookson

Elizabeth McGee Cookson (Betty) was born Dec. 8 1922 in Sacramento CA.  She married the late Robert A. Cookson on Feb. 22 1947 and is the mother of three boys, Bob, Jim and Rich. She is a grandmother to nine children and a great grandmother to five. Betty graduated from […]

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Dr. George Rolfe Miller

Dr. George Rolfe Miler was born September 30, 1920  in Albion, New York. He was married for over sixty years to the late Judith M. Miller and together they raised two children, Ann Pardue and Rolfe Miller. He is the proud grandfather of five and is retired from a long […]


Jule Christian Spach

Jule Spach, born December 21, 1923 in Winston-Salem, N.C. and married for 68 years to Nancy Clendenin Spach. Jule is a World War II veteran and piloted a B-24 Liberator in multiple missions over Italy before parachuting into the Mediterranean Sea, and subsequent capture by the Germans. He was imprisoned in Stalag Luft […]

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Ruby Jenkins Bookout

Ruby Jenkins Bookout was born on August 20, 1922 in Gaston County, NC.  She is the eighth of twelve children and grew up in the family business, Jenkins Dairy Farm.  Her early life was filled with work on the dairy farm and helping raise her brothers and sisters at age […]


Charles Sloan Stribling

Charles Sloan Stribling Born July 18, 1924 in Habersham GA Father of two children,  Catherine and Charles, Jr. (no grandchildren) Married to Brenda Stribling   Charles grew up in the small mill village of Habersham in northeast GA with his mother father and two brothers.  His father was the President […]

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Darrell “Bill” Brown Williams

Bill interviewed our founder Rob Sumner for the Gaston Gazette this week (click here). We turned the tables and interviewed him.  Bill and Rob then switch rolls with Bill asking Rob questions about Ninety Over Ninety. Darrell Brown “Bill” Williams was born in the small town of Faith, N.C. on […]


Martha Caldwell

  Martha Gunter Caldwell Date of Birth:  April 25, 1917 Place of Birth:  Hartsville, SC Married to Jesse B. Caldwell, Jr. for 53 years Mother to Jesse, Charlie, Lawson, Martha Lifelong mother and homemaker  

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Marshall Rauch

Marshall Arthur Rauch Date of Birth:  February 2, 1923 Place of Birth:  Long Island, NY Married 64 years to Jeanne Girard Rauch Father of Johnny, Ingrid, Mark, Pete, and Stephanie Retired CEO of Rauch Industries; Former member of North Carolina State Senate


Alice Wood

Alice Ragan Wood DOB:  May 30, 1923 Place of Birth:  Gaston County, North Carolina Married 43 to David Wood; Mother of David Wood Retired after 40 years as an elementary school teacher    

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Wilson Dunn

Arthur Wilson Dunn, Jr. DOB:  May 11, 1924 Place of Birth:  Gaston County, North Carolina Married to Nell Dunn for 42 years; Father to Mary and Arthur Retired from the automobile business