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Irene Lovelace Causby

Mrs. Irene Lovelace Causby, 92, of Shelby, NC passed away on Friday, March 07, 2014 at Shelby Manor.

She was born on 5-30-21 to the late William Pinkney “Pink” Lovelace and Bessie Anna Green Lovelace.

 A native of Cleveland County, she graduated from Lattimore High School.

 Irene and husband, Bryan owned and operated Causby’s Stop and Shop for many years in the Washburn Switch Community.  She was a member of Double Springs Baptist Church where she enjoyed being a member of the Dorcus Sunday School Class and served many years in the Primary Sunday School Class.  She was an excellent seamstress and cake baker and spent many hours on the computer and enjoyed Word Search magazines.  She was a resident of Shelby Manor where she was treated with loving care which the family greatly appreciated.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bryan B. Causby, a brother and sister-in-law, Edmond and Hester Lovelace, brother-in-law, Leonard Causby and a sister-in-law, Myrtle Causby.

     A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, she is survived by her daughters, Faye Gantt and husband, Johnny of Boiling Springs; Wanda Rabb and husband Glenn of Winston-Salem;  grandchildren, Todd Gantt and wife Ginger of Catawba; Scott Gantt of Shelby, the Rev. Michael Gantt and wife Ruby of Morganton,  Jamie Rabb and fiancĂ© Parker Rand of Los Angeles, CA and Wesley Rabb and wife Liz                    of Winston-Salem; great grandson, Brian Gantt of Shelby; sisters-in-law, Anna Catherine Causby and Margaret Causby of Shelby; and many special nieces and nephews including Millie & Elmer Whitaker who enjoyed spending special times together and a special friend, Betty Hendrick.


Service:     Cleveland Funeral Services Chapel

Day & Time:  Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Officiating:          Rev. Bill Fryer and Rev. Michael Gantt

 Visitation:   Cleveland Funeral Services following the service

A private burial will be held at Double Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.


Memorials:   Double Springs Baptist Church Family Life Center, 1101 Double Springs

Church Rd., Shelby, NC 28150; Hospice of Cleveland County for Crisis Care Division, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150 or Shelby Manor, 1176 Wyke Rd., Shelby, NC 28150

Cleveland Funeral Services & Crematory are serving the family.

On line condolences: www@clevelandfuneralservice.com


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