Beulah Clemmer Tompkins, 99, died at home on May 28, 2014, surrounded by her lov-ing family.
She was the daughter of the late John F. and Margaret Joy Clemmer, and was born in Stanley.
She was a lifelong member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday school, played the piano and sang in the choir for 60 years. She was past President of Gastonia Woman's Club, and the Gastonia Music Club. She volunteered for Meals on Wheels; received an award for Outstanding Service in the American Cancer Society. She retired after 23 years at the City of Gastonia, and 7 years at Belk’s.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, David Tompkins, her children: Alicia Luhrs (Bernd), Cynthia Cloninger (Les), Sylvia Smith, Betti Krapfl (Roger), David Tompkins Jr. (Elaine), John Tompkins (Beckie) of Camden, Grandson Scott Rankin (Charlotte), Two great-grandsons Hunter Rankin and Parker Rankin, 13 total grandchildren, 19 total great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 805 S. York St., Gastonia with Pastor Braxton East officiating.
The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service at the church.
Private family interment will follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.
A very special thank you to Gaston Hospice, P.O. Box 3980, Gastonia, 28053.
Online condolences may be made at: www.carothersfuneralhomegastonia.com.
Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia is serving the Tompkins family.