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Paul Thomas "Tommy" Cloninger

February 28, 1933January 15, 2013

Paul Thomas “Tommy” Cloninger, 79, of Stanley, passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at Stanley Total Living Center, Stanley. He was born in Gaston County and was the son of the late Paul Hunter and Beatrice Kennedy Cloninger. Mr. Cloninger was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 50 years, Helen Faye Penley Cloninger; granddaughter, Hannah Faye Smith; sister, Shirley Fisher. Mr. Cloninger was a self employed contractor having constructed many homes and businesses in the area. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army serving during the Korean War. He was a member of Holy Communion Lutheran Church, Dallas. Mr. Cloninger is survived by two sons, Paul Steven Cloninger and wife Donna of Dallas, William Lester Cloninger of Swansboro; two daughters, Stephanie Faye Venning of Morehead City, Mary Louise Miller and husband Jeff of Swansboro; one sister, Mary Jo Cloninger of Dallas, Robert T. Cloninger and wife Lou, John “Les” Cloninger and wife Cynthia of Lincolnton; five grandchildren, Josh Cloninger and wife Carey of Gastonia, Mary Ann Cloninger of Hickory, Erica Venning of Morehead City, Krystal Miller of Swansboro, Jeffrey Miller II and wife Melissa of the U. S. Marine Corps in California; three great grandchildren, Brooke Rogers, Breeann Worley of Hickory, Jeffrey Miller III of California. At Mr. Cloninger’s request, there will be a service to Celebrate His Life and scatter his cremains alongside his wife at a later date in Swansboro. Online condolences may be made at www.carothersfuneralhomestanley.com Carothers Funeral Home, Stanley is serving the Cloninger family.

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Paul Thomas "Tommy" Cloninger

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Dan and Alice Edison

January 30, 2013

Sorry for your loss! Praying for you all!

January 20, 2013

Mary Jo, Les, Truman, & Family, Know that Mary & I are thinking of you during this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Johnny & Mary James

Leslie Cloninger

January 20, 2013

You all are not far from our thoughts. We loved our Brother/Uncle Tommy.
Robert Truman Cloninger's family:
Robert
Lou Ella
Janna &
Leslie

Larry McAllister

January 18, 2013

Paul,Les,Stephanie,& Mary. I'm thinking of you as we mourn the loss of a wonderful father,husband,and friend. But my sorrow quickly faded as fond memories of us all growing up together & the wonderful times we had entered my mind. No other parent ever befriended me the way Tommy did. I truly loved the man, as well as all of you, and of course Faye. God Bless You All.

JIM SCOGGINS

January 18, 2013

I REMEMBER TOMMY RIDING ALL FOUR OF YOU ON HIS TRIUMPH MOTERCYCLE ALL AT ONE TIME WHEN YOU'LL WERE YOUNG

Estelle Holt

January 18, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

January 17, 2013

To Tommy's family may you remember the good memories and may god guide you through his grace. Dianne Cloninger Johnson

Joe Finger

January 17, 2013

Paul, Les,Stephanie,Mary Louise, I am sorry for your loss. I have a lot of fond memories fishing with Tommy. I am sure Tommy and Rub are trying to find a place to fish right now.
Joe Finger

Graham Bell

January 17, 2013

I'm sorry for your loss, but remember he is in a better place

Terry Foster

January 17, 2013

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.