Melinda "Mindy" Malone Hembree

June 25, 1952October 26, 2018
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Melinda “Mindy” Malone Hembree, age 66, of Gastonia passed away on Friday, October 26, 2018.

Mindy was born Jun 25, 1952 in Bethesda, Maryland and was the daughter of Ruth (Cameron) Malone and the late Lt. Col. Gordan Edward Malone, USMC (ret.).

Melinda is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Larry Hembree; her son: David Hembree; her daughter: Hayley Hembree Loller and husband Stephen; sister: Martha Malone and a number of nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Thursday November 1, 2018 in the Chapel of Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park, 2205 Williamsburg Drive, Gastonia. Graveside and committal will follow in the Garden of Time at Gaston Memorial Park, 1200 South New Hope Road, Gastonia, North Carolina.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM prior to the service.

Condolences and fond memories of Melinda can be made at

The staff of Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park is honored to serve the Hembree family.


  • Ruth (Cameron) Malone, Mother
  • Lt. Col. Gordan Edward Malone USMC (ret.), Father
  • Larry Hembree, Husband
  • David Hembree, Son
  • Hayley (Hembree) Loller, Daughter
  • Stephen Loller, Son-in-law
  • Martha Malone, Sister
  • A number of nieces and nephews.

  • Roy Hembree
  • Gene Hembree
  • Stephen Loller
  • Jason McCall
  • Jim Barber
  • Joel Stevens


  • Receiving of Guests Thursday, November 1, 2018
  • Life Well Celebrated Ceremony Thursday, November 1, 2018
  • Graveside and Committal Service Thursday, November 1, 2018

Melinda "Mindy" Malone Hembree

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Carolyn and paul Farmer

October 31, 2018

Larry, David and Hayley,
We have too many awesome memories to list. Mindi was an amazing person who cared about everyone she came into contact with. She was loving and kind and fun to be around. We miss all of you we are So heartbroken for all of us who knew her. She is greatly missed. We love you all and you are in our thoughts and prayers .

Jan Wilcox

October 30, 2018

I first met Mindy at Social Services in 1992 when she helped me with my child support case. We became friends after that and even though we didn't often get to see each other, every time we did she always asked how my son was doing. She truly had a heart of gold and I will always be grateful to have called her my friend. I will miss her.

Linda Milling

October 28, 2018

Larry, Hayley and Stephen, David and Marti and Ruth, I would like to offer my sincere condolences in the loss of Mindy. We go back thru over 60 plus years and through good times and bad times I truly loved her. If any of you need anything please let me know. I know Mindy has really suffered but she’s in the arms of the angels now pain free.
Love Linda.

Betsy Jefferies

October 27, 2018

So sorry to hear about Mindy I worked with her at Social Services years ago she was a wonderful person and she will be missed