Benjamin Matha Gantt

Benjamin Matha Gantt, age 78, of Fairview School Road in Vale, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023.

His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Cherryville with Rev. Keith Huss officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 until 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20 at Warlick Funeral Home. 

Mr. Gantt was born Dec. 31, 1944, in Lincoln County, to the late Bronner G. Gantt and Millie Beam Gantt. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Hines Gantt; brother, B.F. Gantt; and sisters, Linda Adams, Hilda Gilbert, and Lahree Powell. He worked in well drilling and was a truck driver.

He is survived by a son, Scott Matha Gantt (Sue) of Lincolnton; daughter, Deborah Gantt Taylor (Ricky) of Gastonia; two sisters, Shirley Hull and Virginia Foster, both of Vale; brother, Ernest Wayne Gantt of Vale; three grandchildren, Justin Gantt, Phillip Gantt, and Katie Hayes; and twelve great-grandchildren.

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