James Tracy Ormand Sr.

September 19, 1914March 17, 2013
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Gastonia - James Tracy Ormand, Sr., 98, of Gastonia, passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2013 at Gaston Memorial Hospital with his loving family by his side. He was born in Columbus, North Carolina and was the son of the late James Franklin and Elizabeth Page Ormand. He was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Martha Hope Ormand; son, Harry Lattimore Ormand; three brothers, Charles Ormand and wife Thedas, Allen Ormand and wife Anna, Harold Franklin Ormand; two sisters, Helen Foster and husband Roger, Evelyn Ramsey and husband Bud; sister-in-law, Frances Hope Petty and husband Carl; brother-in-law, Chris L. Hope and wife Wilma.

Mr. Ormand came to Gastonia in 1935. He was Store Manager for Sterchi Furniture Company for 27 years and retired from Maxwell Furniture Company after 20 years of service in 1980. He was a member and Exalted Ruler of the Elks Lodge, member of the Gastonia Lions Club where he was former District Zone Chairman. He was a former Director of the Merchants Association. He was a former member of the Twilighters Dance Club. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Gastonia.

The family would like to express their thanks and appreciation to Courtland Terrace, Gaston Memorial Hospital and Gaston Hospice for the love and kindness given to Mr. Ormand.

Mr. Ormand is survived by one brother, Robert Earl Ormand of Columbus; one sister, Martha Ann Foy of Columbus; one son, James Tracy Ormand, Jr. and wife Barbara of Gastonia; two daughters, Hope Ormand Walsh of Charlotte, Frances Anne Ormand McSwain and husband Cary of Blythewood, South Carolina; daughter-in-law, Debbie Ormand; Chris Hope and wife Linda; grandchildren, James Tracy Ormand, III, Garland Jason Ormand and wife Shannon, Kelly Ormand St. Pierre and husband David, Lisa Walsh Elmore and husband Scott, James Patrick McSwain and wife Jennifer, Caryn Hope McSwain Stepp and husband Joshua, Thomas Chapman McSwain and Carrie Zokan, Carl Lattimore Ormand and Haley Duncan, Chip Hope and Vicki Ferry, Carrie Hargett and husband Jack, Todd McSwain and wife Sheila, Cheri Cobb and husband Robbie ; great grandchildren, Shane and Troy Wooten, Shaun and Lesa Breth, Tracy and Michael Evans, Nicholas Richards, Holden St. Pierre, Haley Ormand, Matthew Ormand, Bailey Elmore, Sydney Elmore, Rilee Hope Stepp, Emma Paisley Stepp, Kinley Duncan, Chelsea Spencer, Jonathan Cobb, Cyndi Cobb; 13 great, great grandchildren; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 2013 at First Baptist Church with the funeral service to follow at 3:00 p.m. with Dr. Ray Ammons officiating. Entombment will follow in the Mausoleum of Peace at Gaston Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be James Tracy Ormand III, James Patrick McSwain, Thomas Chapman McSwain, Garland Jason Ormand, Carl Lattimore Ormand, Joshua Timothy Stepp, Bobby Scott Elmore, David Jerome St. Pierre, Christopher L. Hope III.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 2650 Union Road, Gastonia, North Carolina 28054.

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Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia is serving the Ormand family.


  • Visitation Sunday, March 24, 2013
  • Funeral Service Sunday, March 24, 2013

James Tracy Ormand Sr.

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Anita Williams

March 22, 2013

Sorry to here about Mr.Ormand.I will miss him .
Anita Williams
Courtland Terrance

Mike Black

March 22, 2013

Hope, I am sorry to hear of your loss and extend my sincere condolences. Your family meant a lot to me when I was growing up.

Nicholas Street

March 22, 2013

Dear Frances Anne, Cary, Hope, Jim, and rest of Ormand Family,
So sorry to learn of Mr. Ormand's passing. He was a great man; I remember conversing with him many times at the Courthouse during his vigils there. He accomplished much during his life, and produced a great family!
Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend services Sunday, as we are having a homecoming for my wife's niece that day in Cherryville. My best to everyone.
Nick (Street)

March 22, 2013

Jim, Roland and Faye Black are so sorry for your loss. I know you have so many memories of your Father.

Theresa Coppa

March 21, 2013

We are thinking of you all. You are in our hearts and prayers.
Michael, Theresa, Heidi, Gabriella and Emmi Camille Coppa.
Charlotte, NC

Rene' Wallace

March 21, 2013

Debbie and Ormand family,
I am sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers

Janie Spencer

March 21, 2013

Dear Hope,
We were so sorry to learn that Mr. Ormand passed away. He was such a sweet man. May God comfort you during this time and know that He is always with you. Rhea and I will be praying for you.

Peggy and Bill Long

March 21, 2013

The Ormand Family.
We are thinking of all of you in this time of sorrow.We want to express to you our most heartfelt sympathy.

Margaret H Wells

March 20, 2013

Know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Beth Collins

March 20, 2013


I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. It is really tough to loose a family member, I'm sure your memories will last forever though. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Buddy and Beth (Nivens) Collins - Lincolnton, NC