Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park

2205 Williamsburg Drive, Gastonia, NC


Eleanor Reba Gathings

May 1, 1932June 22, 2020

'She Dedicated Her Life to Educating Children as a School Teacher'

Eleanor Reba Gathings, age 88, went to be her Lord on Monday ~ June 22, 2020 at Clemson Downs in Clemson South Carolina. Eleanor proudly obtained two masters’ degrees in education.

Grieving the loss of their aunt are her two beloved nephews: Stewart Powers and wife Ann S. Powers of Central South Carolina, and Charles “Chuck” Powers and wife Barbara of Atlanta, Georgia.

She was the daughter of the late William Gathings and Vivian Dalton Gathings.

A Life Well Celebrated Ceremony will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday ~ June 27, 2020 in the Chapel of Carothers Funeral Home, 2205 Williamsburg Drive, Gastonia, North Carolina 28054.

Graveside and Committal will follow in the Masonic Garden at Gaston Memorial Park, 1200 South New Hope Road, Gastonia, North Carolina 28054.

Expressions of love and fond memories may be made on Eleanor's guestbook at www.carothersfuneralhomegastonia.com

Eleanor and her loving family are in the care of Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park.


  • Stewart Powers, Nephew
  • Ann Powers, Niece in law
  • Charles 'Chuck' Powers, Nephew
  • Barbara Powers, Niece in law


  • Life Well Celebrated Ceremony

    Saturday, June 27, 2020

  • Graveside and Committal Service

    Saturday, June 27, 2020


Eleanor Reba Gathings

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Scariett Thayer

June 27, 2020

My sympathy goes to hef family. We knew her when my husband was in HC at the Downs. Very sweet lady. I know she will be missed.
Scarlett Thayer

Leona Montgomery

June 25, 2020

Sending thoughts of peace and condolences to Eleanor’s family

Leona Montgomery. Broadway Baptist Church

Betty Newcomer

June 25, 2020

Eleanor was a friend and faithful attender of Broadway Baptist Church In Louisville Ky. I will be praying for her family. I remember going on a trip with her to Nashville and she played the piano in the lobby of the Opryland Hotel. She was a very talented person.