Beatrice Messer Putnam

March 31, 1927June 14, 2013

STANLEY - Beatrice Messer Putnam, 86, of Stanley, passed away on Friday, June 14, 2013 at The Robin Johnson House with her loving family by her side. She was born in Gaston County and was the daughter of the late Dock and Linda Messer. Mrs. Putnam retired from Peerless Spinning Company, Lowell after 30 years of services. She was a member of Community Pentecostal Center, Stanley. Mrs. Putnam was one of 12 siblings and her survivors included 5 generations. The family would like to thank the staff of The Robin Johnson house for their love and care given to Mrs. Putnam. Mrs. Putnam is survived by two sons, Billy Ray Putnam and wife Donna Lynn of Lowell, Roger Mark Putnam and wife Regina of Clover; daughter-in-law, Judy Putnam of Lyman, South Carolina; two sisters, Myrtle McEwen of Lowell, Obera Wilkinson of McAdenville; 8 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; 2 great, great grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday at Community Pentecostal Center, 320 Ralph Handsel Blvd., Stanley with the Funeral Service to follow at 2:00 p.m. Monday with Rev. Eddie McGinnis officiating. Entombment will follow at Gaston Memorial Park, Gastonia. Mrs. Putnam was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 62 years, Warren Hardin Putnam, Sr.; one son, Warren Hardin “Gene” Putnam, Jr.; 9 brothers and sisters. Memorials may be made to The Robin Johnson House, c/o Gaston Hospice, P. O. Box 3984, Gastonia, North Carolina 28054. Online condolences may be made at: Carothers Funeral Home, Stanley is serving the Putnam family.


  • Funeral Service Monday, June 17, 2013
  • Visitation Monday, June 17, 2013

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Sandra` Smith

June 30, 2013

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family at this most difficult time. Please be assured that God will help you cope with the heavy weight of your loss for Psalms 68:19 says: “Blessed be Almighty God who daily carries the load for us.” As the days and weeks pass and as you return to life's routine, may God's comfort bring relief and may you feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends as you begin to recover gradually from the pain.

Adam Putnam

June 20, 2013

Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers for my Grandmother. She will be missed.

June 18, 2013

Ms.Putnam will be missed a lot

Anita Williams

June 18, 2013

I will miss Putnam so much

Kelly Wilbanks

June 17, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. So sorry for your loss and I am praying for God to comfort and carry you as you face the trying times ahead.

Arnold Pruett

June 17, 2013

God bless you Bill, Sandy and I send our love and are praying for you and your family

June 16, 2013

My prayers are with you all...may the peace of God surround you with his love. Melissa Oakley