Our Obituaries

Kenneth M. Thompson

July 3, 1953 - December 7, 2017

Kenneth M. Thompson, 64 years old of Oak Island, NC formerly of Statesville passed away on December 7, 2017. Ken was born on July 3, 1953 in Oak Park, IL. Ken proudly served his nation for a total of 45 years in uniform, 25 active duty and 20 in JROTC between Arkansas and W. Iredell H.S. He was a 25 year Army combat engineer serving in various locations throughout the world to include combat...
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Antonio B. Caballero

August 10, 1946 - December 7, 2017

Antonio Brabo Caballero, Jr., 71 years old of Statesville, passed away on December 7, 2017 at Gordon Hospice House. Antonio was born on August 10, 1946 in the Philippines to the late Antonio Rodriquez Caballero and Carmen Brabo Caballero. Prior to retirement he worked as a line operator.He is survived by his son, Tony Caballero and his wife Esmeralda of San Diego, CA.; his daughter, Paula...
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Jerry Lee Jones

October 3, 1958 - December 6, 2017

Mr. Jerry Lee Jones, 59, of Statesville, passed away on Wednesday, December 6 at the Gordon Hospice House. He was born on October 3, 1958 in Ashe Co. the son of the late Billie Pauline Tipton. He loved his Lord. He enjoyed watching all kinds of sports, going to the beach, and spending time with his three grandsons. He was a caring and loving person who was loved and respected by all who knew him...
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Nancy Marie Ballard

June 19, 1945 - December 4, 2017

Mrs. Nancy Marie Young Ballard, 72, of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, December 4, at her residence with her family at her side. She was born June 19, 1945, in Ashe County, the daughter of the late Dwight Nathaniel and the late Grace Naomi Sturgill Young. She was employed by Burlington Industries until her retirement. She was a member of Crestview Baptist Church and enjoyed going to Cherokee,...
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Shirley Gray Safriet

February 17, 1932 - December 2, 2017

STATESVILLE- Shirley S. Safriet, 85, passed away on December 2, 2017 at White Oak Manor Nursing Facility in Columbia, SC.Born on February 17, 1932 in Iredell County, she was the daughter to the late Lemuel and Bessie Stikeleather. Shirley was a loving and caring wife, mother and "Grandma Safriet". She was an active and faithful member of Yadkin Baptist Church for over 60 years and served as the...
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Charles Arthur Stevenson

October 26, 1922 - November 30, 2017

STATESVILLE- Charles A. Stevenson, 95, passed away on November 30, 2017. Born October 26, 1922 in Iredell County, NC, he was the third of eight born to the late Louis Washington and Margaret Shell Stevenson. He was raised in the Loray Community and attended Concord Presbyterian Church. He was also a member of Clemmons First Baptist Church until his passing. Charles graduated from Scotts High...
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Doris Joan Cockman

July 17, 1927 - November 30, 2017

HENDERSONVILLE- Doris Joan Evans Cockman, 90, passed away on November 30, 2017 in Hendersonville, NC.She was born July 17, 1927 in Conesville, Ohio, the first of four children to the late Lawrence Raymond Evans and Doris Vickers Evans. From early childhood she was called by her middle name, Joan.Joan graduated from Conesville, Ohio High School. Afterwards, she entered Marion College (now Indiana...
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Brenda Gail Pharr

April 8, 1945 - November 27, 2017

STATESVILLE- Brenda G. Pharr, 72, passed away on November 27, 2017.Born on April 8, 1945 in Iredell County, north Carolina she was the daughter to the late William Carlie and Dorothy Lee Adams Pharr. Throughout Brenda's life she faced many hard challenges but had a witty personality, always smiled, loved to joke around and laugh. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by brother,...
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Shirley C. Caldwell

July 27, 1942 - November 25, 2017

MINT HILL- Shirley C. Caldwell, 75, died at her home on Saturday, November 25, 2017. Formally of Statesville, she was born on July 27, 1942 to the late Amos Caldwell and Maggie Littlejohn Caldwell. She worked as a CNA and did private duty health care in New York, Statesville, Mooresville and Mocksville. Before her declining health she enjoyed shopping, cooking, eating out, plants and collection...
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Raymond L. Poirier

February 12, 1948 - November 21, 2017

Ray Poirier, 69 years old, of Statesville passed away on November 21, 2017. Ray was born on February 12, 1948 in Springfield, MA to the late Leonard and Claire Poirier. Ray retired from Best Co. as a production supervisor after many years of service. He is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Rhonda Bowles Poirier; his son, Sean Poirier and his wife Casey of Denver, NC; his daughter,...
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Helen Smoluk

January 16, 1936 - November 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home, Statesville, NC.
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Krystal Michelle Moose

May 29, 1992 - November 17, 2017

STATESVILLE- Krystal M. Moose, 25, went home to be with her grandfather and the Lord on November 17, 2017.Born on May 29, 1992 in Iredell County, she was the daughter to Darrell Moose and Annette Ostwalt. Krystal was an amazing daughter, loving sister, caring granddaughter, outstanding mother and beautiful loving caring girlfriend. She graduated from Stateville Christian School and atteneded...
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Mary Lee Morrison

March 7, 1924 - November 17, 2017

STATESVILLE- Mary Lee Morrison, 93, passed away on Friday, November 17, 2017 at the Brian Center of Statesville.Mary Lee was born March 7, 1924 in Iredell County and was daughter of the late Garland and Nellie McCoy. In addition to her parents, Mary Lee was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, James W. Morrison; grandson, James Kenneth Morrison Jr; great-grandson, Christopher Eudy and...
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James Donald Pierce

February 5, 1960 - November 15, 2017

STATESVILLE- Donald Pierce, 57, went home to be with the Lord on November 15, 2017.Born February 5, 1960 in Dade County FL, he was the son of Rachel Starette Pierce Lambert and the late Alfred Pierce. In addition to his father he is preceded in death by wife, Donna White Pierce; grandson, Asher Smutz; brothers, Alfred, Rick and Michael. He is survived by his children, Seth (Ashley) Pierce and...
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Mary Belle Owens

April 2, 1942 - November 15, 2017

TAYLORSVILLE- Mary Owens, 75, went to meet her daughter at the Lord's house on November 15, 2017.Born on April 2, 1942 in Davie County, NC, she was the daughter to the late Ernest and Vivian Jenkins Owings. She loved going out, shopping for new treasures and watching classic TV shows. Mary was a loving and caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. In addition to her parents she is...
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Judy Mae Reese

June 24, 1950 - November 13, 2017

Statesville- Judy Henderson Reese, beloved wife of Jerry D. Reese passed away at her home Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 with her family at her side after many years of fighting a courageous journey with Dementia. Mrs. Reese was born June 24, 1950 in Iredell County. Left to cherish her memory is her husband Jerry D. Reese of twenty-three years, that never left her side; her mother, Kita Mae Tomlin, of...
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Shirlie Christine York

February 6, 1937 - November 11, 2017

Shirlie Christine York, 80 years old, of Kernersville formerly of Mocksville passed away on November 11, 2017 at Summerstone Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Kernersville. Shirlie was born February 6, 1937 in Davie County to the late Shirley Clay York and Julia Earl Stroud York. Shirlie loved to draw, paint and do crafts. Shirlie was predeceased by her sister, Theda Earline York and is...
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Clyde Richard Lloyd

July 15, 1935 - November 11, 2017

Clyde Richard Lloyd, 82 years old, of Statesville passed away on November 11, 2017. Clyde was born on July 15, 1935 in Iredell Co. to the late Grover Harrison Lloyd and Lou Ellen Sparks Lloyd. Clyde proudly served his country in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict before starting a career in law enforcement. Mr. Lloyd started in law enforcement with the City of Statesville. He made his way...
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Maria Del Carmen Santana

July 16, 1929 - November 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home, Statesville, NC.
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Robin Wayne Lowrey

June 8, 1958 - November 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home, Statesville, NC.
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Ida Eleanor Meador

May 7, 1921 - November 2, 2017

STATESVILLE- Ida E. Meador, 96, has passed on to be reunited with her one true love, on November 2, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Born on May 7, 1921 on the Iroquois Reservation in Caughnawaga, Canada to the late Peter and Cecilia Deerfoot Roberts. Ida lived such an amazing life between the Native American life style of pow wows and traditions to the fun extreme side of traveling with the...
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Dewey Campbell McDaniel

May 1, 1942 - October 28, 2017

Dewey Campbell McDaniel, 75 years old , of Cleveland, NC passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on October 28, 2017. Dewey was born on May 1, 1942 in Rowan County to the late William Flowe and Rebecca Campbell McDaniel. Dewey proudly served his country in the US Army as a Military Police Officer during the Vietnam War and was an expert marksman. He was also a member of BETA Club,...
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Winnie Violet Burr

December 8, 1938 - October 26, 2017

Winnie Odom Burr, 78 years old, of Statesville passed away on October 26, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Winnie was born in Richmond Co. NC on December 8, 1938 to the late Onslow and Essie Odom. Winnie retired as a cafeteria worker for the Iredell-Statesville School system after many years of employment. She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Clyde Lester Burr in 2014. Winnie...
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Ronald Kent Hoke

May 28, 1936 - October 24, 2017

Kent Hoke, 81 years old, of Statesville passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on October 24, 2017. Kent was born on May 28, 1936 in Mooresville to the late Roy and Thelma Hoke. Kent graduated from Troutman High School in 1954. He was the owner/operator of Broad Street Motors for 40 + years. He was a member of Landmark Church of God in Statesville, loved gospel music, cars and frequently...
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Thomas Hugh Plyler

March 23, 1944 - October 23, 2017

Tommy Plyler, 73 years old, of Statesville, NC passed away on Monday October 23, 2017 at Iredell Memorial Hospital. Thomas Hugh Plyler "Tommy" was the son of the late Emory Hugh "Tom" and Mildred Beck Plyler.Tommy started his musical journey in the 60's with high school friends Alan Eisele, Johnny Holland and Andy Gabriel. They formed a group called the Indigos, performing at local venues. This...
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James Dwight Duncan

January 23, 1943 - October 22, 2017

STATESVILLE- James D. Duncan, 74, went home to be with the Lord on October 22, 2017 surrounded by his family and Pastor Helton. Born on January 23, 1943 in Iredell County, he was the son to the late James and Della Cook Duncan. Dwight was a charter member of 52 years at Westminster Church of God and was the Sunday School Superintendent for over 20 years. He retired after 42 years from North...
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Rachel Irene Cox

June 10, 1928 - October 20, 2017

STATESVILLE- Rachel B. Cox, 89, went home to be with the Lord on October 20, 2017 surrounded by her family. Born on June 10, 1928 in Surry County, NC she was the daughter to the late Colonel Howard and Mary Tucker Boyles. She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She was of the Baptist faith. She loved to garden, crochet and spending time with...
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Janey Catherine Werth

April 16, 1940 - October 19, 2017

STATESVILLE- Janey Catherine Werth, age 77, passed away on October 19th, 2017. She was the wife of Harold Werth and they shared 60 years of marriage together. Born in Lincolnton, North Carolina, she was the daughter of Clifford and Pauline Cunningham. Janey Werth was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother. Janey is survived by her husband Harold Werth, brother, JC Cunningham and wife...
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Luther Enoch Campbell

July 25, 1930 - October 16, 2017

UNION GROVE- Luther E. Campbell, 87, went home to be with the Lord on October 16, 2017 surrounded by his family. Born on July 25, 1930 in Iredell County, he was the son to the late George and Georgia Sharpe Campbell. Luther was proud of his work and retired from Yadkin Valley Telephone Company. He was a loving and caring father and "Papaw". Not only did he love his own family but he and...
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William Carson Stiles

June 11, 1925 - October 15, 2017

STATESVILLE- Johnny Stiles, 92, passed peacefully on to his heavenly resting place on Sunday, Oct. 15th, 2017 at Gordon Hospice House.Johnny was born on June 11, 1925 to Harvey and Myrtle stiles in Murphy, NC. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Doris Stepp and his sister, Sue Lovingood. He is survived by one sister, Margaret Johnson; sons, Bill (Jane), Bob, Jerry and Jason; five...
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Becky Jean Cook

October 16, 1959 - October 12, 2017

Becky Jean Cook, 57, passed away on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Autumn Care of Statesville. She was born October 16, 1959 in Iredell County the daughter of the late David Eugene Cook, Sr. and the late Barbara Ann Norkett Cook. She was a member of Union Grove United Methodist Church. She held a BS and MS degree in Social Work. She was the Director of Our Father's Place until its closing. She...
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AnnaMay Perry

May 28, 1945 - October 9, 2017

AnnaMay Darst Perry, 72 years old, of Troutman, formerly of Statesville passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on October 9, 2017. Mrs. Perry was born on May 28, 1945 in Point Pleasant, W. VA to the late Clifford and Frances Darst. AnnaMay was predeceased by her beloved husband William Theodore Perry in 2016 and is survived by her sons, William Perry III, of Troutman and Jospeh Ryan...
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Nina Juanita Walker

August 26, 1936 - October 6, 2017

STONY POINT- Juanita Walker, 81, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, October 6, 2017.Born on August 26, 1936 in Iredell County, she was the daughter to the late Arthur and Gladys Adams Levan. She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church in Hiddenite. Juanita loved cooking, crafts, playing games and getting together...
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Julia Ann Long

September 5, 1935 - October 6, 2017

STATESVILLE- Julia Harkey Long (Jeep), 82, passed away peacefully on October 6, 2017, surrounded by her daughters at the Gordon Hospice House in Statesville, NC. She was born on September 5, 1935, in Iredell County to the late Cress Harkey and Etta Mae Harkey Pennell. Julia attended Cool Springs High School and completed administrative secretarial studies at Mitchell Community College. Her...
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Lorenzo Dow Moore

June 17, 1918 - October 5, 2017

STATESVILLE-Lorenzo Dow "Don" Moore, 99, passed away on October 5, 2017 at his residence. He was born on June 17, 1918 in Stillwater, OK the son of the late Harry "Bud" and the late Nettie Jenkins Moore. After graduating from High School, he attended the Kansas City Art Institute. He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church. He enjoyed gardening, watching Dr. Phil, Dancing with the Stars,...
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Sue M. Tomlin

January 1, 1945 - September 29, 2017

Sue Marshall Tomlin, 72 years old, of Harmony passed away peacefully on September 29, 2017. Sue was born on January 1, 1945 in Iredell County to the late Ralph and Mary Marshall. Sue was a 1963 graduate of Harmony High School. While growing up Sue attended Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church and currently was a member of Harmony Baptist Church. Sue retired as a Lab Technician from Fiber...
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Doris Louise Millsaps

August 8, 1927 - September 26, 2017

STATESVILLE- Doris F. Millsaps, 90, passed away peacefully on September 26, 2017.Born August 8, 1927 in Statesville, NC, she was the daughter to the late Glenn and Effie Dellinger Fox. She graduated from Cool Spring High School and attended Mitchell Community College. While working at her family's paint store, she met her husband, Dick Millsaps. Doris continued on as a Administrative...
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Nicholas William D'Agostino

November 20, 1929 - September 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home, Statesville, NC.
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Billie Bob Proctor

March 28, 1930 - September 24, 2017

STATESVILLE- Mr. Billie B. Proctor, 87, went home to be with the Lord on September 24, 2017.He was born on March 28, 1930. He served in the Navy and then went on to be a Police Officer for 31 years in Statesville.In addition to his parent he is preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret Moore; son, Eric; second wife, Mary Baity Poole Proctor; step-grandson, Shaun McBrayer and three siblings....
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Alfred Flowe Bailey

August 19, 1946 - September 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home, Statesville, NC.
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Frances Duree Renegar

May 11, 1928 - September 17, 2017

TAYLORSVILLE- Duree Fox Barkley Renegar, 89, passed away On September 17, 2017.She was born on May 11, 1928 in Statesville, North Carolina and was the daughter of the late Clint E. Fox and Octa Cartner Fox. Duree grew up in the Oakdale and Cool Springs Community of Iredell County. In May of 1945 she graduated from Cool Springs High School. She was first married to Roy R. Barkley who was her high...
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Margaret Allene White

August 19, 1937 - September 16, 2017

Margaret Allene White, 80 years old, of Statesville passed away peacefully on September 16, 2017. She was born on August 19, 1937 in Iredell County to the late Columbus and Winnie White. Ms. White for most of her career was an independent insurance agent and later in her career was the Senior Employment Resource agent at the Iredell Senior Center.Ms. White was predeceased by her son, Joey...
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Mildred Evangline Rogers

September 21, 1922 - September 8, 2017

TROUTMAN- Mildred J. Rogers, 94, passed away on September 8, 2017.Born on September 21, 1922, she was the daughter to the late William and Rose Ann Hinson Johnston. She was a loving and caring mother and "Mamaw". Mildred enjoyed gardening and tending to her roses. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, JP Rogers; daughter, Barbara Harelson; sons, Colburn and...
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Eleanor Vestie Hughes

June 13, 1929 - September 7, 2017

STATESVILLE- Eleanor Roten Hughes, 88, went home to be with her Lord on September 7, 2017.Born June 13, 1929 in Wilkes County, NC, she was the daughter to the late Clyde and Lily Southers Call. She was a member of Landmark Church of God for 50 plus years where she served faithfully. She was a loving and caring mother and "Mamaw". In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by...
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Lori Stack

June 7, 1958 - September 4, 2017

OLIN- Lori L. Stack, 59, went home to be with the Lord on September 4, 2017.Born June 7, 1958 in Iredell County, North Carolina she was the daughter of the late Clifton and Mabel VanHoy Stack. Lori loved her fur babies, Bugzy, Hershey and Charcoal, along with all other types of animals. She also enjoyed fishing, doing yard work, and spending time with family. Survivors include her sister, Jane...
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Trudene Harris

October 31, 1935 - August 30, 2017

STATESVILLE- Trudene T. Harris, 81, went home to be with the Lord on August 30, 2017.Born October 31, 1935 in Davie County, she was the daughter of the late June "Boss" and Grace Binkley Tutterow. She retired from Iredell County School System. Trudene was a member of Center United Methodist, loved her Sunday school class and her church family. She loved gardening, reading, sewing,...
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Claudell Henson

June 5, 1921 - August 27, 2017

All arrangements are private and under the direction of Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home, Statesville, NC.
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Danny Greer Davis

July 13, 1947 - August 24, 2017

STATESVILLE- Danny G. Davis, 70, went home to be with the Lord on August 24, 2017.Born July 13, 1947 in Davidson County, he was the son to late Bruce and Donese Greer Davis. He was a loving and caring husband, father and "Pawpaw". He began his teaching career at Davie County High School in August of 1969. As a physical ed teacher he was able to teach wrestling during the class. This led...
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Roy Lester Shore

April 28, 1940 - August 24, 2017

HAMPTONVILLE- Roy "Lester" Shore, 77, went home to be with the Lord on August 24 after a short illness. Born April 28, 1940 in Yadkin County, he was the son of the late Roy and Opal Johnson Shore. Lester was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather. He was a charter member at Charity Bible Church where he was the chairman of the board of Deacons. Lester retired in 2004 from...
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Gladys Mae Myers

August 17, 1944 - August 19, 2017

Gladys Mae Taylor Myers , 73 years old of Statesville, passed away on August 19, 2017. Gladys was the backbone of her family and loved and cared for everyone. She is survived by her beloved husband of 55 years, Eugene "Gene" Myers, her daughter, Diane Rominger of Statesville; her son, Carl Ray Myers and his fiancé Angela Cherry of Cleveland, NC; her brother, Roy Taylor and his wife Patsy...
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Carmine W. Calderone

May 1, 1927 - August 10, 2017

Carmine William Calderone, 90 years old of Troutman, passed away peacefully on Thursday August 10th at Gordon Hospice House in Statesville. Carmine was born on May 1, 1927 in Italy to the late John and Carmela Calderone. Carmine proudly served his country during WWII in the US Navy. In 1950 he and his partner won the Couples Dance Rolling Skating US Championship in Denver, CO. He is a...
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Evelyn Zoe Johnson

July 8, 1946 - August 9, 2017

Evelyn C. Johnson, 71, of Statesville went home to be with the Lord on August 9, 2017 unexpectedly. Born July 8, 1946, she was the daughter to the late George and Foda Hope Connolly. She retired from Mitchell Gold Furniture in Taylorsville. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her loving husband of 53 years, Gerald D....
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Hazeline Horton

November 4, 1940 - July 29, 2017

CLEVLAND- Miss Hazeline Horton, 76, went home to be with the Lord on July 29, 2017.Born November 4, 1940 in Iredell County, she was the daughter to the late Herman F and Charlotte Goodman Horton. Hazeline was a lifelong member at Amity Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Sunday school class. Also, she was part of the telephone ministry for the church. She was a loving and caring sister and aunt....
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Ester Mae Money Queen Waddell

April 3, 1931 - July 24, 2017

Olin- Ester M. Waddell, 86, went home to be with the Lord on July 24, 2017. Born April 3, 1931 In Iredell County, she was the daughter to the late Charlie and Maggie Money. She was a loving and caring mother, Mammaw and great-Mammaw. She loved word seek, cooking, working in her flowers and garden and enjoy sitting down watching her favorite shows. In addition to her parents she is preceded in...
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Addie Marie Faust

October 13, 1932 - July 11, 2017

STATESVILLE- Addie J. Faust, 84, went home to be with the Lord on July 11, 2017.Born October 13, 1932 in Statesville, she was the daughter to the late General Lee and Addie Mayberry Johnson. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and loved her family deeply.In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 52 years, Hollis Faust, with whom she...
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Treva Callicutt Stine

October 21, 1927 - July 8, 2017

Treva Callicutt Stine, 89 years old, of High Point, passed away on July 8, 2017. Treva was born on Oct. 21, 1927 in Asheboro, NC to the late John Franklin and Myrtle Lanier Callicutt. She worked for Rhodes Furniture in Greensboro, NC for 43 years before retiring.She was predeceased by her beloved husband James Kenneth Stine in 2004; her brothers, Ernest Lee Callicutt, James Eli Callicutt and his...
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Clara Faith Menster

July 7, 2017 - July 7, 2017

TROUTMAN- Our sweet baby girl, Clara Faith Menster, went home to be with Jesus on July 7, 2017.Born on July 7, 2017 she was the infant daughter to Jacob and Alicia Menster who were honored to have been chosen to be her loving parents. We will always remember and cherish the short time she was here with us and rejoice in the knowledge that she awaits us in Heaven with our Lord. In addition to her...
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Mary Annie Bumgarner

November 18, 1929 - July 7, 2017

Mary Annie Bumgarner, 87 years old of Cleveland passed away on July 7, 2017 at Gordon Hospice House. Mary was born in Iredell County on November 18, 1929 to the late James Raleigh and Blanche Louise Barnhardt. Mary was a graduate of Cleveland High School in 1948. She was a member of Old Providence Presbyterian Church and a member of the South River "Goodtimes" Lunch Club. She enjoyed crocheting...
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Eula Dowell Richardson

June 16, 1926 - July 4, 2017

STATESVILLE- Mrs. Eula D. Richardson, 91, died July 4, 2017 after a lingering illness at Gordon Hospice House.Born June 16, 1926 in Iredell County, she was the daughter to the late Douglas Clinton and Estella Redmond Dowell. She graduated from Union Grove High School in 1945. On February 12, 1953, she was married to the late Byrd K. Richardson of Randolph Co., North Carolina who passed in 1982....
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Rita Mae Biddick

March 24, 1950 - July 1, 2017

STATESVILLE- Ms. Rita Mae Biddick, 67, passed away July 1, 2017.Born March 24, 1950 to the late Michel and Dorothy Leonard Bivalacqua. She was a loving and caring mother and grandmother. Rita loved spending time with her granddaughter. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by daughter, Melodie Clemmons.Left to cherish her memory is her son, Chris (Christie) Biddick; granddaughters,...
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Joe Shelton Crider

December 21, 1948 - July 1, 2017

Troutman- Mr. Joe S. Crider, 68, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on July 1, 2017, another solider was taken home from exposure to Agent Orange.Born December 21, 1948 in Iredell County to the late Lester and Thelma Webb Crider. Married the love of his life, Kathy Whitworth Crider on March 4, 1967. He entered the Army on June 3, 1968, took basic training at Fort Bragg, NC and combat medic...
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Lois Murdock Tomlinson

January 10, 1920 - June 30, 2017

DAVIDSON-Lois M. Tomlinson, of Davidson, died Friday, June 30, 2017, at The Pines at Davidson, where she had made her home in recent years. She was born January 10, 1920, in Iredell County, and was the daughter of the late Fred Jasper and Elsie Plyler Murdock. She was also preceded in death by her husband, L. B. Tomlinson, Jr., a brother, Conda Murdock, and a sister, Phoebe Murdock Andrews. A...
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Rita Aleen Morrison

January 22, 1956 - June 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home, Statesville, NC.
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Mary Henrietta Cline

November 24, 1923 - June 24, 2017

Taylorsville- Mary Henrietta Ethington Cline, 93, formerly of Statesville, NC passed away on June 24, 2017. She was born in Louisville, KY to Henry Clay Ethington and Sabina Yount Ethington. Mrs. Cline was the 1st President of the Ladies Auxiliary of Cool Springs Volunteer Fire Department in 1968. She was baptized at Abilene Church of Christ in 1953; where she taught Sunday school for thirty...
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Charles Ralph McHargue

September 22, 1936 - June 20, 2017

CHARLES RALPH MCHARGUESTATESVILLE- Charles R. McHargue, the Honey Bee Man, 80, went home to be with his loving wife, Ruby of 32 years. Born September 22, 1936 in Iredell County, he was the son to the late Boyd and Mary Minnick McHargue. He was retired from making furniture but his passion was bee keeping. He was a loving and caring father, grandfather and great-grandfather. In addition to his...
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Teresa Louise Montaigne

July 30, 1954 - June 10, 2017

Teresa Louise Inscoe Montaigne, 62 years old of Statesville, formerly of Oxford, NC passed away on June 10, 2017 at home after a courageous battle with cancer. Teresa was born on July 30, 1954 in Oxford, NC, to the late John Robert and Louise Morris Inscoe. Teresa was employed with Southern Furniture Company in Conover and was known to be a hard worker. She enjoyed going to the beach, shopping...
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James Davis Collins

August 23, 1931 - June 9, 2017

James Davis Collins, age 85 passed away June 9, 2017, at Gordon Hospice House, after a courageous battle with congestive heart failure. Born August 23, 1931 (Iredell County) Troutman, North Carolina- James (Jim) was the son of the late Alvah Davis and Callie Clark Collins. In his early years, James attended Troutman schools while assisting with the management of the family farm. After school,...
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Oscar Alexis Ortiz Jimenez

October 19, 2011 - May 29, 2017

STATESVILLE- Oscar "Alexis" Ortiz Jimenez, 5, passed away unexpectedly on May 29, 2017.Alexis was the son of Oscar Ortiz and Meili Jimenez Lopez.The family will receive friends Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 11am to 3pm at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home.Mass will start at 3pm in the chapel of the funeral home with burial following at Oakwood.The Ortiz Jimenez Family is under the care of Bunch-Johnson...
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Keener Wallace Sharpe

September 11, 1933 - May 27, 2017

Keener Wallace Sharpe, 83, formerly of Union Grove entered his heavenly home on May 27, 2017 while at Maple Leaf Healthcare.He was a beloved father, brother, and friend.He was born September 11, 1933 in Iredell County to the late James Granville Sharpe and Eva Wallace Sharpe. Mr. Sharpe was an employee of Southern Screw/N.L. Fasteners for 38 years. He was also a member of Eagle Mills Assembly of...
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David Owen Thompson

June 17, 1961 - May 24, 2017

David Owen Thompson, 55 years old passed away on May 24, 2017. All services will be private. Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Thompson Family.
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Sandra Kay Wyatt Garges

June 19, 1957 - May 17, 2017

Statesville- Sandra "Sandie" Garges, 59, went home to be with the Lord on May 17, 2017 at Gordon Hospice House after a long term illness. .Born June 19, 1957 in Buncombe County, North Carolina; she was the daughter to the late William Ralph and Ruby Kathleen Odum Wyatt. She was a loving and caring wife, mother and "Oma" and enjoyed spending time with her family. In addition...
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Robert Gochnauer

April 29, 1949 - May 10, 2017

Robert Lester Gochnauer, DVM, (Dr. Bob), 68, of Hamptonville NC, formerly of Massilon Ohio returned to the Lord on Wednesday May 10, 2017. He was born to this life on April 29, 1949 to Lester and Isa Gochnauer of Orville, OH. Bob went to Waynedale High School and then to undergraduate at THE Ohio State University followed by The College of Veterinary Medicine from which he graduated in 1975....
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Annie Mae Roseboro

May 21, 1924 - May 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home, Statesville, NC.
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Mary Rosalie Gibboney

February 16, 1944 - May 9, 2017

Mary Rosalie Ridder Townley Gibboney, 73 years old of Statesville, NC formerly of Ohio passed away on May 9, 2017. Mrs. Gibboney was born on February 16, 1944 in Stanford, KY to the late August and Rita Ridder. She graduated from Crab Orchard High School in 1961 and was a member of Grace Covenant Church in Statesville, NC. She enjoyed knitting, reading, watching and feeding birds and squirrels...
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Nina Jean Adams Holler

August 8, 1928 - May 8, 2017

STATESVILLE- Mrs. Nina A. Holler, 88, passed away May 8, 2017.Born August 8, 1928 in Forsyth County, North Carolina, she was the daughter to the late Tyre Cyrus and Mae Stewart Adams. Mrs. Nina taught in Iredell County Schools for 30 years at Sharon, Celeste Henkel and South Iredell. She attended Mitchell College, UNCG Women's College, Lenior-Rhyne College and Appalachian State. She loved sewing,...
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David Anderson Murph

August 23, 1958 - May 4, 2017

CLEVELAND- Mr. David A. Murph Jr., 58, went home to be with the Lord on May 4, 2017.Born August 23, 1958, in Iredell County, he was the son to the late David A. Murph and Gail Owens Ghannam. His grandchildren and music were his life. He loved bringing people to the Lord through their music. David was founder and the leader of the Gospel Plowboys where he was also the mandolin player. He started...
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Hazel Jolly Campbell

October 4, 1926 - April 30, 2017

STATESVILLE- Mrs. Hazel J. Campbell, 90, went home to be with the Lord on April 30, 2017.Born October 4, 1926 in Iredell County, she was the daughter to the late Charles and Ila Goodin Jolly. She enjoyed being with her family, church, her Lord and was a loving wife, mother and "Granny". She was a member of New Bethany Baptist Church where she was a Sunday school teacher and a member of...
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John Wilbern Boyles

October 9, 1924 - April 28, 2017

LAMAR, S.C. John Wilbern Boyles, 92, of Lamar, S.C., passed away Friday, April 28, 2017. He was born in 1924 to Colonel Howard Boyles and Mary Tucker Boyles in Siloam.In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Helen Rumple Boyles.He is survived by children, Elaine B. Hartline and John Michael Boyles (Patsy); brothers, Bobby and Billy Boyles; sisters, Irene Cox and Betty...
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Frances Morrissette Cockerham

July 13, 1922 - April 27, 2017

Frances M. Cockerham, 94 years old of Statesville passed away on April 27, 2017 at Autumn Care of Statesville. She was born in Farmville, VA on July 13, 1922,the daughter of Grover C. and Fannie J. Morrissette. She attended high school in Harrellsville, NC and was a graduate of Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, VA. She taught school in Halifax, VA and later retired from Black Pontiac,...
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Garleen Mitchell Henderson

May 24, 1928 - April 25, 2017

UNION GROVE- Mrs. Garleen M. Henderson, 88, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Gordon Hospice House in Statesville. Mrs. Henderson was born May 24, 1928 to the late Grover Roland Mitchell and Dorothy Money Mitchell. She had been a resident of The Gardens of Statesville for 5 years. She was a member of Grassy Knob Baptist Church and worked for JP Stevenson Textiles for 28 years. Mrs....
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Robert Michael Hewitt

July 27, 1943 - April 21, 2017

STATESVILLE- Robert Michael (Rob) Hewitt passed away Friday, April 21 at Gordon Hospice House after a 7-year battle with Lewy Body Dementia. Rob was born July 27, 1943 in Suffolk, Virginia to the late Robert Earl Hewitt and Ruth Poston Hewitt. He is survived by his high school sweetheart, Carole Middlesworth Hewitt, whom he married on September 9, 1962. They were blessed with three surviving...
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Myrtle Faye Paine Cates

June 30, 1922 - April 19, 2017

STATESVILLE- Faye Cates, 94, went home to be with the Lord on April 19, 2017.Born June 30, 1922 in Iredell County, North Carolina, she was the daughter to the late Oscar and Winnona Lippard Paine. She was a very loving, caring and protective mother and "Grandma". Faye loved being outdoors camping, hiking, fishing, raising flowers and watching birds. In addition to her parents she is...
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Floy Ann McKinney

October 14, 1932 - April 18, 2017

Mrs. Floy Ann Cooke McKinney, 84 of Statesville, passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at Iredell Memorial Hospital. Born on October 14, 1932 in Burke County, she was the daughter of the late Harley and Veva Whitener Cooke. Educated in the Burke County Schools, she was a longtime member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Statesville, where she was a member of the alter guild and funeral meal...
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Mitchell Harley Perkins

September 17, 1953 - April 17, 2017

STATESVILLE- Mitch H. Perkins, 63, passed away April 17, 2017.Born September 17, 1953 in West Jefferson, North Carolina, he was the son of the late William and Connie Roark Perkins. He was a loving husband, father, step-father, and "Papa". He loved boating, fishing, shooting pool, having pizza parties and fish fries. Mitch enjoyed entertaining people, taking care of his yard and simply...
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Sylvia Diane Barney

January 16, 1958 - April 16, 2017

HARMONY- Sylvia D. Barney, 59, went home to be with the Lord on April 16, 2017.Born January 16, 1958 in Catawba County, North Carolina, she was the daughter of Allen Fielding and the late Doris Huffman Fielding. She was a loving and caring daughter, sister, wife, mother and "Granny". She loved driving cross country and doing crafts.In addition to her mother she is preceded in death by...
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Elois Williams Leazer

March 19, 1930 - April 13, 2017

Elois Williams Leazer, 87 years old of Statesville passed away on April 13, 2017 at Gordon Hospice House, Statesville. Elois was born in Orange Co., NC on March 19, 1930 to the late David and Molly Maddox. She was predeceased in death by her two husbands, Blaine Williams and Leonard L. Leazer, Sr.; a great grandson, Jackie Lee Johnson and all her siblings. She is survived by her son, Robert...
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Esperanza Salazar

September 6, 1991 - April 12, 2017

Esperanza Salazar, 25 years old of Statesville, passed away on April 12, 2017 peacefully surrounded by her family. Esperanza is survived by her husband, Ambrosio Duarte Saucedo; her parents Mario Salazar and Esperanza Garcia Salazar; her daughters, Lesly Isabella Duarte Salazar and Esperanza Yaneli Duarte Salazar; her brothers, Jose, Salomon and Mario Salazar; her sisters, Vicenta, Teresa and...
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Lonnie Ruben Wooten

July 1, 1931 - April 7, 2017

STATESVILLE- Lonnie R. Wooten, 85, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 7, 2017.Born July 1, 1931 in Iredell County, he was the son to the late Ruben Wooten and Betty Johnson Martin. Lonnie was a loving and caring husband, father and "Paw". His pride and joy were his grandchildren. He was retired from Southern Railway. He was the founder and owner of L. R. Wooten Construction...
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Mary Brady Mixson

August 20, 1934 - April 6, 2017

Mary Brady Mixson, 82 of Statesville, NC formerly of Georgetown, SC passed away peacefully on Thursday April 6, 2017. Mary was born on August 20, 1934 in Calhoun County SC to the late Ned Phelex Brady and Lillie Ottice (Smith) Brady. Mary was a teacher throughout her working career and was the director of Fairview Baptist Church Daycare. She was a member of Western Avenue Baptist Church,...
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Patricia Jean Gift

January 1, 1958 - April 3, 2017

PATRICIA JEAN HOWELL GIFTSTATESVILLE- Mrs. Patricia "Pat" Gift, 59, went home to be with the Lord on April 3, 2017.Born January 1, 1958 in Concord, North Carolina, she was the daughter to Peggy Overcash Poole and the late William Howell. She was a proud, loving and caring wife, mother and "Memaw". She was avid 49ers fan, loved camping and loved spending time with her family....
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Michael Jones Carson

December 24, 1953 - April 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home, Statesville, NC.
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Donna Kay Benfield Tamarazzo

July 11, 1963 - April 1, 2017

Donna Kay Benfield Tamarazzo, 53, of Statesville passed away on April 1, 2017. She was born in Iredell County to Coney Stephen Benfield and Margaret Nance.Mrs. Tamarazzo was a graduate of North Iredell High School and Forsyth Tech. with a degree in Radiation Therapy.She was a loving and caring person; and especially loved her family.Those left to cherish her memory include her mother, Margaret...
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Claude Excell Raiford

April 5, 1930 - April 1, 2017

STOKESDALE- Claude E. Raiford Jr., 86, passed away on April 1, 2017.Born April 5, 1930 in Harnett County, North Carolina, he was the son of the late Claude and Margaret Matthews Raiford. He was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather. In addition to his parents he is preceded by his wife, Dorothy Shope Raiford and son, Claude Raiford III.He leaves behind his sons, Richard (Libby)...
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Georgia Benfield Dellinger

April 8, 1932 - March 29, 2017

Georgia Lou Benfield Dellinger, 84, of Statesville passed away at her residence surrounded by her loving family on March 29, 2017. She was born in Wilkes County to James Monroe Benfield and Bertha Higgins Benfield.Mrs. Dellinger was a charter member of Monticello Baptist Church. She was a loving mother to 5 boys. She enjoyed gardening, canning, cooking, and quilting.In addition to her parents,...
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Dean Edward Campbell

April 12, 1960 - March 28, 2017

Dean Edward Campbell, 56, of Salisbury passed away on March 28, 2017. He was born in Iredell County to Jimmy Lyerly Campbell and Kay Taylor Cohen.Mr. Campbell was a member of Cleveland First Baptist Church. He loved his family; being outdoors; enjoyed hunting and fishing; NASCAR racing; and was an avid sports fan.He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Clyde & Helen Campbell and Lewis ...
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Isadore Junior James

January 27, 1935 - March 26, 2017

Isadore Junior James (aka "Junior", "Gus", and "Issy") was the son of the late Rufus and Maevella James. He was born in Iredell County. He peacefully at the age of 82 entered into eternal rest on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Forsyth Medical Center following a brief illness.Mr. James attended Unity High School. He was a faithful member of Rocky Creek A.M.E Zion Church. ...
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Johnsie McCully Bradshaw Hudgins

December 8, 1945 - March 25, 2017

STATEVILLE-Mrs. Johnsie Bradshaw Hudgins entered a secret place where the darkness of illness is replaced by a walk in light forever. Johnsie passed away March 25, 2017surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer. Born on December 8, 1945 in Charlotte, North Carolina, Johnsie was the oldest of seven children of the late John Sullivan McCully and Louise Virginia Beach McCully. She...
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Dorothy Louise Conant

August 9, 1938 - March 23, 2017

Dorothy Welch Conant "Granny", 78 of Harmony passed away peacefully at her home on March 23, 2017. Born in McDowell County, NC to the late Oscar Blaine Welch and Frances Wood Welch. Mrs. Conant began her teaching career in Arizona then moved back to North Carolina where she worked in the Iredell-Statesville School District for 37 + years. She was predeceased by her brother, John Blaine Welch....
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Sallie Mae Johnson Vestal

February 19, 1936 - March 21, 2017

HARMONY- Mrs. Sallie Vestal, 81, went home to be with the Lord on March 21, 2017.Born February 19, 1936 in Iredell County, North Carolina, she was the daughter to the late John Edgar and Etta Renegar Johnson. She was a loving and caring mother and sister. Sallie graduated from Harmony High School in 1954. She was very devoted to Charity Bible Church where she was a charter member.In addition to...
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Delaney Rucker Holland

May 31, 1927 - March 20, 2017

STATESVILLE- Mrs. Delaney R. Holland, 89, passed away on March 20, 2017 surrounded by her family. Born May 31, 1927 in Hartwell, GA, she was the daughter to the late Jeffery and Beatrice Mattox Rucker. She was an icon to all that knew her. She was a loving and caring mother and a "Meme" to all. She is preceded in death by her husband, Joe Henry Holland; brothers, Hollis Rucker and BJ...
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