Obituaries

Previous Years Records (Prior to July 2018)

Notice of Death - Mrs. Carolyn M. Strader

Widow of Rev. R. Harold Strader, Sr.
Date of Death: 12/8/2018 | Clergy Spouse
We have received word of the death of Mrs. Carolyn McCullough Strader on Saturday, December 8, 2018 in Asheville.  She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. R. Harold Strader, Sr.  She is survived by four children: David (Shelley), Phil (Sandy), Russell (Toni), and Lynn (Paul); thirteen ...

Notice of Death - Rev. William B. Wombough

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 12/8/2018 | Date of Birth: 4/10/1943 | Clergy
We have received word of the Saturday, December 8, 2018 death of the Rev. William Brian Wombough of Leicester.  He is preceded in death by his wife, Janice Spencer Wombough, and by a son, Jack Spencer Wombough.  He is survived by his daughter, Jacquelyn Sharpe (TJ); his son, Ron Wombough (Kim); and ...

Notice of Death - Rev. Elizabeth L. Graves

Elder in Full Connection
Date of Death: 11/27/2018 | Date of Birth: 4/27/1960 | Clergy
We have received word of the death of the Rev. Elizabeth Lorraine Graves on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 in Lexington.  She is survived by her husband, the Rev. Jamie Armstrong, and their children, Matthew Graves Armstrong and Margaret Elizabeth Graves Armstrong.  A Celebration of Life service will be...

Notice of Death - Rev. Ellen S. Harkey

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 11/25/2018 | Date of Birth: 12/13/1944 | Clergy
We have received word of the Sunday, November 25, 2018 death of the Rev. Ellen West Sears Harkey of Salisbury.  She is survived by her husband, C. Luther Harkey; two children, Beth Harkey (Kirk Klingler) and Jeff Harkey (Angie); four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  A funeral service ...

Notice of Death - Rev. William R. Doser

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 11/25/2018 | Date of Birth: 9/29/1931 | Clergy
We have received word of the Sunday, November 25, 2018 death of the Rev. William Richard Doser of Charlotte.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Mabel Sigmon Doser.  He is survived by numerous cousins.  A graveside service with inurnment will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, November 29, 2018, at...

Notice of Death - Rev. Wade E. Wright

Retired Associate Member
Date of Death: 11/22/2018 | Date of Birth: 3/7/1930 | Clergy
We have received word of the Thursday, November 22, 2018 death of the Rev. Wade Edward Wright of Hiddenite.  He is survived by his wife, Anna Mae Reeves Wright; two daughters, Kathy W. Durmire (husband, Allen) and Carol W. McLain (husband, Barry); two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a g...

Notice of Death - Rev. Dr. Frank L. Padgett

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 11/20/2018 | Date of Birth: 9/5/1944 | Clergy
We have received word of the Tuesday, November 20, 2018 death of the Rev. Dr. Frank Leprade Padgett of Sylva.  He is survived by his wife, Allison G. Padgett; three children, William (April), Justin (Mairi), and Heather Futch; a stepson, Steven Gentile (Solvig); and five grandchildren.  A memorial ...

Notice of Death - Rev. G. Lee Pollock

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 11/20/2018 | Date of Birth: 1/28/1941 | Clergy
We have received word of the Tuesday, November 20, 2018 death of the Rev. George Lee Pollock in Lexington.  He is survived by his wife, Alexis Hinkle Pollock; daughters, Melanie Murray (Joe) and Kristy Priest (Archie); step-sons, Jeremy Ammons (Kelly) and David Ammons (Angela); and six ...

Notice of Death - Rev. Douglas R. Beard, Jr.

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 11/17/2018 | Date of Birth: 6/12/1932 | Clergy
We have received word of the Saturday, November 17, 2018 death of the Rev. Douglas Roach Beard, Jr., in Charlotte.  He is survived by his wife, Doris Bunn Beard; three daughters, Victoria York Beard, Evelyn Patrice Wiley (Scott), and Billie Peterson (David); a step-daughter, Kelly Bunn; a step-son, ...

Notice of Death - Mrs. M. Janice Wombough

Spouse of Rev. Bill Wombough
Date of Death: 11/16/2018 | Clergy Spouse
We have received word of the Friday, November 16, 2018 death of Mrs. Mary Janice Spencer Wombough of Leicester.  She was preceded in death by a son, Jack Spencer Wombough.  Surviving is her husband, the Rev. William B. Wombough; a son, Ron Wombough; a daughter, Jacquelyn Sharpe; and three ...

Notice of Death - Rev. H. Wendell Brittain

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 11/16/2018 | Date of Birth: 4/2/1931 | Clergy
We have received word of the Friday, November 16, 2018 death of the Rev. Harold Wendell Brittain of Weaverville.  He is survived by two daughters, Wendy Spainhour (Todd) and Cara Furr; five grandchildren; and one great grandchild.  Also surviving are his brother, the Rev. Dr. Robert Brittain ...

Notice of Death - Mrs. Claire K. Wellons

Widow of Rev. Albert W. Wellons
Date of Death: 11/12/2018 | Clergy Spouse
We have received word of the death of Mrs. Margaret Claire Kennedy Wellons of Pacific, Missouri, on Monday, November 12, 2018.  She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Albert W. Wellons, in 1979.  She is survived by two daughters, Linda S. Wellons and Carol A. Wellons; a son, James A. ...

Notice of Death - Mrs. Mary Ann Hunt

Widow of Bishop Earl G. Hunt, Jr.
Date of Death: 11/10/2018 | Clergy Spouse
We have received word of the death of Mrs. Mary Ann Kyker Hunt of Asheville, on Saturday, November 10, 2018.  Mary Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Bishop Earl G. Hunt, Jr, who served as bishop of the Western NC Conference from 1964 to 1976.  She is survived by her son, Dr. E. Stephen Hunt ...

Notice of Death - Mrs. Shirlie A. Isenhour

Spouse of Rev. Olin Isenhour
Date of Death: 10/31/2018 | Clergy Spouse
We have received word of the Wednesday, October 31, 2018 death of Mrs. Shirlie Ann Simmons Isenhour of Statesville.  She is survived by husband, the Rev. Olin Bernis Isenhour; two sons, Olin Brian Isenhour and Philip Andre Isenhour (Annette); two daughters, Theresa Lynn “Terri” Watt (Darrell), and ...

Notice of Death - Rev. Wayne A. Sutton

Retired Local Pastor (Serving)
Date of Death: 10/28/2018 | Date of Birth: 10/26/1940 | Clergy
We have received word of the Sunday, October 28, 2018 death of the Rev. Wayne Alvin Sutton, a retired local pastor currently serving in the Smoky Mountain district.  Wayne is survived by his wife, Mrs. Patricia Cox Werner Sutton; four children: Wayne Andrew Sutton, Diana Lynn Monk, Lisa Ann Thomas, ...

Notice of Death - Rev. Ralph E. "Jack" Kayler

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 10/22/2018 | Date of Birth: 6/2/1927 | Clergy
We have received word of the Monday, October 22, 2018 death of the Rev. Ralph Earl “Jack” Kayler of Greensboro.  He is survived by his wife, Claudette T. Kayler; two sons, the Rev. Claude J. Kayler (Lorie) and Dayton Kayler (Mary Katherine); a daughter, Jacqueline DeBrew (Clint); six grandchildren; ...

Notice of Death - Rev. G.A. Presley

Part-Time Local Pastor, CV District
Date of Death: 10/19/2018 | Date of Birth: 2/4/1950 | Clergy
We have received word of the unexpected death of the Rev. Gaylen Arlis “G.A.” Presley of Newton, on Friday, October 19, 2018.  He is survived by his wife, Kimberly, and a teenaged daughter, Katie.  A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at 3:00pm at Covenant UMC, 801 W ...

Notice of Death - Mrs. Jane H. Lutz

Spouse of Rev. Jack Lutz
Date of Death: 10/17/2018 | Clergy Spouse
We have received word of the Wednesday, October 17, 2018 death of Mrs. Dora Jane Henson Lutz, of Mooresville.  Jane is survived by her husband, the Rev. R.R. [Jack] Lutz; one son, Christopher Eugene Lutz (wife, Stephanie); and three grandchildren.  A Celebration of Life service will be held on ...

Notice of Death - Mrs. Remember J. "Ree" Smith

Spouse of Rev. Wayne R. Smith
Date of Death: 10/12/2018 | Clergy Spouse
We have received word of the Friday, October 12, 2018 death of Mrs. Remember Vanessa Jones Carr Smith of Willow Springs.  Ree is survived by her husband, the Rev. Wayne R. Smith (CV District); her sons, Richard Carr and Robert Carr (wife, Yolanda); and three grandchildren.  A Visitation was held on ...

Notice of Death - Rev. T. Steven McLain

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 10/10/2018 | Date of Birth: 10/27/1945 | Clergy
We have received word of the Wednesday, October 10, 2018 death of the Rev. Talmage Steven McLain of Elkin.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Connie Franklin McLain; a daughter, Shelly Lawter; two step-sons, Roger Speer and Larry Speer; three grandchildren; and four step-grandchildren.  A funeral ...

Notice of Death - Mrs. Elizabeth "Lib" W. McDonald

Widow of Rev. Thad L. McDonald, Jr.
Date of Death: 10/4/2018 | Clergy Spouse
We have received word of the Thursday, October 4, 2018 death of Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth “Lib” Wiggins McDonald, of Hickory.  She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Thad L. McDonald, Jr.  She is survived by a son, Thad L. McDonald, III (Margueritte Gilkey); a daughter, Frances M. Stafford ...

Notice of Death - Mrs. Ada W. Hoyle

Widow of Rev. Wayne E. Hoyle
Date of Death: 10/3/2018 | Clergy Spouse
We have received word of the death of Mrs. Ada Wingler Hoyle, of Lincolnton, on Wednesday, October 3, 2018.  She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Wayne Everette Hoyle; a son, David Allen Hoyle; and a granddaughter, Morgan Suzanne Hoyle.  She is survived by a daughter, Katrina Hoyle ...

Notice of Death - Mr. T. Denny Choplin

Spouse of Rev. Patricia P. Choplin
Date of Death: 9/20/2018 | Clergy Spouse
We have received word of the Thursday, September 20, 2018 death of Mr. Thomas Denny Choplin of Yadkinville.  He is survived by his wife, the Rev. Patricia "Patty" Poteate Choplin; two children, Brent Choplin (Drama) and Julia Norman (Eddie); four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  A ...

Notice of Death - Rev. William H. Osborne, Jr.

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 9/19/2018 | Date of Birth: 4/22/1942 | Clergy
Our office has received word of the Wednesday, September 19, 2018 death of the Rev. William Homer “Bill” Osborne, Jr. of Salisbury.  Rev. Osborne is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jane Yarborough Osborne; one son, Matthew Edward Osborne (Mary Beth); two granddaughters; and a brother, the Rev. Barry P. ...

Notice of Death - Mrs. Vivian R. Fite

Spouse of Rev. Ricky D. Fite
Date of Death: 9/12/2018 | Clergy Spouse
We have received word of the Wednesday, September 12, 2018 death of Mrs. Vivian Rodriguez Fite of Lincolnton.  She is survived by her husband, the Rev. Ricky Darryl Fite; two daughters, Valerie Fite Freeman (Joseph), and Jacqueline Ingrid Feagin (Thomas); and four grandchildren.  Her funeral service...
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