STANLEY – Mr. Harley HaGue Toney, 90, of 514 Old Mt. Holly Road, passed away on Monday, March 2, 2009, at Gaston Memorial Hospital.
A native of Rutherford County, he was a son of the late Cicero Toney and Dora Jones Toney. After joining the Marines and serving in World War II, Mr. Toney was wounded in the invasion of Guadalcanal, thus receiving the Purple Heart for his actions.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Willie Greene Toney.
He is survived by his wife, Carrie Mae Byers Toney of Stanley; one stepson, Roy Dillard Jr. and wife, Nancy, of Gastonia; three stepdaughters, Lula Carter and husband, Bobby, of Gastonia, Jeanette Quick of Gastonia and Frances Rhyne and husband, Bobby, of Dallas; two brothers, Paul V. Toney of Ellenboro and Dr. Robert Toney of Bostic; one sister, Evelyn Bailey of Mooresboro; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral: Thursday, Mar. 5, 3 p.m., Bethel Baptist Church
Visitation: The family will receive friends Thursday, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., before the service, at the church family life center.
Burial: Cleveland Memorial Park with miliary honors by the Rutherford County Honor Guard
Officiated by: The Rev. Jim Loftis and Dr. Robert Toney
Memorials: Rankin Lake Baptist Church, 2705 Gastonia Dallas Highway, Dallas, NC 28034
Funeral home: McKinney-Landreth Funeral Home