Heather Kay McClure

March 3, 1982January 22, 2013

DALLAS — Heather Kay McClure, 30, of Angelina Drive, passed away Jan. 22, 2013, at her residence.

A native of Gaston County, she was the daughter of Sharon Sutherland Woodard and Sidney McClure.

She was a member of True Gospel Interdenominational Church in Stanley and a 2003 graduate of Webb Street School.

She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Sharon and Perry Woodard; father and stepmother, Sidney and Doris McClure; sister, Jessica McClure; grandmother, Karen Sutherland; grandfather, Robert Woodard; great grandmother, Patsy Woodard; aunts and uncles, Randy Sutherland (Angie), Michael Sutherland, Mary Gray (Donald), Carolyn Morrow (Scott), Rhonda Trull ( Rick), Tabbie McClure (fiancé, Len Hamm), Josie Briggs ( Dale), Mark Woodard, Brent Woodard (Nicki), Quinton Woodard, Lacy Woodard (David); and numerous cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Richard Sutherland, Joe and Joann McClure; and aunt, Terry Sutherland.

A funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Thursday at True Gospel Interdenominational Church, 511 Wilson Street, Stanley with the Revs. Randy B. Sutherland Sr. and Patti Toler officiating.

Burial will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Lincolnton.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at True Gospel Interdenominational Church.

Condolences may be made online at

Carothers Funeral Home, Stanley is serving the McClure/Woodard family.


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 23, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 24, 2013

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June 30, 2013

Heather you were so warm and successful! You will always be revered!

Matthew Wilch Baltimore MD

January 30, 2013

I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 65:2.

Lorri Smith

January 27, 2013

Sorry to hear of your loss. My daughter ,Sarah swam with Heather in Special Olympics years ago. My Sarah was in elementary school at that time. My Sarah graduated from Webb St. in 2010. Heather was a sweet girl.

January 26, 2013

I am sorry to hear of your loss. I remember when heather was a little girl. She was so full of life and had the best spirit.Heather you will be missed.

Martha Sheppard

January 26, 2013

Sharon, Perry and Jessica, we will always have the bond of our children between us. Saying until we meet again to a loved one is never easy; saying this to a child who has been your life for 30 years just isn't supposed to happen, but God knows when it is time for each one of us to come home. I pray you will take comfort in knowing Heather is with her Father in heaven where there is no more pain, no more suffering. She is now one of the brightest stars in heaven, one of the sweetest voices in the heavenly choir. I am here for you always, Love you all.

Jennifer Besser

January 25, 2013

My deepest thoughts and prayers are with you guys!!! Heather was a beautiful, spirited, wonderful light in our world. I am forever grateful that I got the chance to have her as a student for that brief time and to be a part of your lives. All day today I could hear her saying G...fer as it sounded :) Her laughter and brightness will surround heaven and ring through!! Love you and am always here for you guys!!

Laura Dunlap

January 24, 2013

Thirty years ago God sent you an angel you named her Heather. Thank You for allowing her to touch the lives of all of us here at Webb Street School, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Heather's smile and great hugs will forever be apart of our memories.

Laura Dunlap/Eula Hoyle( Webb Street School Family)


Ben Ward

January 24, 2013

my prayers are with Heathers family she was a great joy to me she always had a beautiful smile on her face GOD gave me the pleasure of working with heather at Gaston Skills she touch my heart every day My prayers are with all her family GOD please give her love ones comfort in knowing she is in Heaven with Jesus and has found peace.R.I.P. my little friend you will be in my heart for ever love you my friend Ben Ward

Carrie, Chris and Kids Stowe

January 24, 2013

So sad for the loss our family has had with Heather's passing, but I know that she is in a better place and looking down on each and everone of us. Reygan was so concerned last night of what Heaven was like and if Heather would be happy there. I assured her she is and she smiled..We love her and will miss her very much!

Connie Miles

January 24, 2013

Heather now has a brighter smile because she is with Jesus. Her mind is sharp and she will be waiting for all of you along with her PawPaw and all the others who have gone before. My love to all of you.