Obituaries

Previous Years Records (Prior to July 2018)

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Notice of Death - Rev. Robert L. Cauble

Retired Local Pastor
Date of Death: 9/8/2020 | Date of Birth: 12/5/1945 | Clergy
We have received word of the Tuesday, September 8, 2020 death of the Rev. Robert Lynden “Bob” Cauble of Norwood.  He is survived by his wife, Jane Colson Cauble; a son, Andrew Glenn Cauble (wife Melren); a daughter, Angela Cauble Abernethy (husband Gene); and two granddaughters.  A funeral service ...

Notice of Death - Rev. Lawrence E. Barden

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 9/1/2020 | Date of Birth: 10/30/1932 | Clergy
We have received word of the Tuesday, September 1, 2020 death of the Rev. Lawrence Edgerton “Larry” Barden of Salisbury, NC.  He is survived by his wife, Martha; son and daughter-in law, Rev. Dr. Mark L. Barden and Rev. Barbara J. Barden of Shelby; daughter, Rev. Anna Barden of Kannapolis; ...

Notice of Death - Rev. Johnnie G. Boyd

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 8/25/2020 | Date of Birth: 7/5/1929 | Clergy
We have received word of the Tuesday, August 25, 2020 death of the Rev. Johnnie George Boyd of High Point.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Lillian Randleman Boyd.  He is survived by six children: Lillius “Abby” Burkett (Herbert), Johnny Boyd, Carles Boyd (Jennie), Roger Boyd (Beverly), ...

Notice of Death - Rev. C. Clay Manning

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 8/15/2020 | Date of Birth: 1/26/1926 | Clergy
We have received word of the death of the Rev. Calvin Clay Manning on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at Arbor Acres in Winston-Salem.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Moore Manning, and a son, Sammie Moore Manning.  He is survived by two daughters, Sue Manning Joyce (Drake) and Anna Manning ...

Notice of Death - Rev. Rodney C. Brown

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 8/4/2020 | Date of Birth: 10/15/1931 | Clergy
We have received word of the Tuesday, August 4, 2020 death of the Rev. Rodney Cain Brown of Winston-Salem.  He is survived by his wife, Martha Riggins Brown; a son, Richard Cain Brown (wife, Mary Lee Bethune Brown); and one granddaughter.  The family will have a private, graveside service.  In lieu ...

Notice of Death - Rev. Jimmie S. Surratt

Retired Local Pastor, Currently Serving
Date of Death: 7/20/2020 | Date of Birth: 9/27/1945 | Clergy
We have received word of the Monday, July 20, 2020 death of the Rev. Jimmie Irene Schenck Surratt of Asheboro.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Nathaniel Surratt.  She is survived by two sons and one daughter: Rodney Debaris Wingate, Tanya Yvette Wingate, and Ernest Wingate; three ...

Notice of Death - Rev. Floyd J. Wood

Retired Associate Member
Date of Death: 7/16/2020 | Date of Birth: 5/6/1928 | Clergy
We have received word of the Thursday, July 16, 2020 death of the Rev. Floyd Juddy Wood of Woodleaf.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lona McTier Wood in 1982, and his second wife, Betty Swaim Corriher Wood in 2017.  He is survived by three daughters: Rebecca Byrd, Sandra Curb, and ...

Notice of Death - Rev. Dr. Jerry D. Murray

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 7/15/2020 | Date of Birth: 6/26/1925 | Clergy
We have received word of the Wednesday, July 15, 2020 death of the Rev. Dr. Jerry Dwight Murray of Winston-Salem.  Jerry is survived by his wife, Nancy Moore Murray; two daughters, Mary Elizabeth Causey (Andrew) and Katherine Jean Hartel (Walter); a son, John David Murray (Nancy); six grandchildren;...

Notice of Death - Rev. David A. McCauley

Elder Currently Serving
Date of Death: 7/9/2020 | Date of Birth: 10/10/1954 | Clergy
We have received word of the Thursday, July 9, 2020 death of the Rev. David Alan McCauley of Statesville.  He is survived by extended family.  A memorial service will be held at Chapel Hill UMC, Statesville, at a future date, along with a private family graveside service.  In lieu of flowers, ...

Notice of Death - Rev. R. Lynn Ogburn

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 6/23/2020 | Date of Birth: 4/20/1942 | Clergy
We have received word of the Tuesday, June 23, 2020 death of the Rev. Richard Lynn Ogburn of Mooresville.  He is survived by his wife, Kay Chandler (Kayce) Ogburn; a son, Matthew Ogburn (Zayda); a daughter, Christy Matheson (Carey); and six grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held at a later ...

Notice of Death - Rev. Wayne R. Smith

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 5/28/2020 | Date of Birth: 12/20/1938 | Clergy
We have received word of the Thursday, May 28, 2020 death of the Rev. Wayne Reece Smith of Willow Spring, NC.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Ree Carr Smith.  He is survived by one son, Christopher Wayne Smith; one granddaughter; one great-granddaughter; and two stepsons.  A memorial service ...

Notice of Death - Rev. Alvin B. Pope

Retired Local Pastor
Date of Death: 5/4/2020 | Date of Birth: 1/4/1927 | Clergy
We have received word of the Monday, May 4, 2020 death of the Rev. Alvin Beall Pope of New London.  He was preceded in death by his two children, Barry Stephen Pope and Myra Lois Young, and his son-in-law Gene Ray Young.  He is survived by his wife, Louise Leonard Pope; three grandchildren; and ...

Notice of Death - Rev. Virginia L. Forbes

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 5/3/2020 | Date of Birth: 5/2/1936 | Clergy
We have received word of the Sunday, May 3, 2020 death of the Rev. Virginia Anne Loggins Forbes of Charlotte.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. C. Alan Forbes.  Virginia is survived by a son, Charles Alan “Chuck” Forbes Jr. (wife Mary); a daughter, Susan Forbes Fisher (husband Rick); ...

Notice of Death - Rev. Roger A. Armistead

Retired Member of NCC, Currently Serving
Date of Death: 4/30/2020 | Date of Birth: 3/14/1938 | Clergy
We have received word of the unexpected death of the Rev. Roger Addison Armistead on Thursday, April 30, 2020.  Roger is a member of the North Carolina Conference and has been serving Friendship UMC in Mount Pleasant since 2012.    Please join me in prayer for Roger’s wife, Diane; their two ...

Notice of Death - Rev. Loretta A. Stutz

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 4/19/2020 | Date of Birth: 5/29/1943 | Clergy
We have received word of the Sunday, April 19, 2020 death of the Rev. Emma Loretta Allen Stutz of Salt Lake City, Utah.  She is survived by her sons, Allen Frederick Stutz and Gary Robert Stutz, and two granddaughters.  A graveside service will be held at a later date, at Savannah Valley Memorial ...

Notice of Death - Rev. Guinnell C. Hunter

Retired Local Pastor
Date of Death: 4/17/2020 | Date of Birth: 10/8/1948 | Clergy
We have received word of the Friday, April 17, 2020 death of the Rev. Guinnell Carroll Hunter of Hayesville.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Donald Martin Hunter.  She is survived by four children: daughters Erin Hunter and Eden Carter (husband Andy), and sons Ryan and Ethan; and ...

Notice of Death - Rev. Jack B. Porter

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 4/3/2020 | Date of Birth: 9/29/1935 | Clergy
We have received word of the Friday, April 3, 2020 death of the Rev. Rev. Jackuline Bennett “Jack” Porter of Maryville, TN.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ruth B. Porter; two sons, William Davidson "David" Porter II (Judy) and Peter Bennett Porter (Phyllis); two daughters, Sarah Esther Porter ...

Notice of Death - Rev. Lawrence W. Staples, Jr.

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 3/9/2020 | Date of Birth: 3/21/1952 | Clergy
We have received word of the Monday, March 9, 2020 death of the Rev. Lawrence Walton Staples, Jr. of Lenoir.  Larry is survived by his wife, Donna Hart Staples; two daughters Kelli Brentnell (Jonathan) and Hannah Romero (William); and three grandchildren.  A celebration of life service will be held ...

Notice of Death - Rev. H. Stephen Kiser

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 3/6/2020 | Date of Birth: 3/17/1948 | Clergy
We have received word of the Friday, March 6, 2020 death of the Rev. Howard Stephen Kiser of Concord.  Steve was preceded in death by a son, Stephen Quinter Kiser, as well as his father, the Rev. Howard Marshall Kiser.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Quinter Kiser; a daughter, Laura ...

Notice of Death - Rev. Charles E. Jackson

Retired Local Pastor
Date of Death: 2/15/2020 | Date of Birth: 3/15/1933 | Clergy
We have received word of the Saturday, February 15, 2020 death of the Rev. Charles Edwin Jackson of Sylva.  He was preceded in death by a son, David Jackson.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Pamela Buchanan Jackson; four children: Terri Tarrer, Don Jackson (Elaine), Lisa Williams and Helen ...

Notice of Death - Rev. O. Ray Moss

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 1/17/2020 | Date of Birth: 11/9/1930 | Clergy
We have received word of the Friday, January 17, 2020 death of the Rev. Oscar Ray Moss, in Williamsburg, VA.  He was recently preceded in death by his wife, Betty Smith Moss.  Ray is survived by a daughter, Cindy Moss Rogers (Bob); a son, Peter Moss (Carolyn); and two grandchildren.  A celebration ...

Notice of Death - Mrs. Bonnie J. Shinneman

Retired Diaconal Minister
Date of Death: 1/12/2020 | Date of Birth: 12/12/1932 | Clergy
We have received word of the Sunday, January 12, 2020 death of Mrs. Bonnie Jones Gehweiler Shinneman of Broomfield, CO.  She was preceded in death by her first husband of 29 years, S. Jameson Jones, Jr.  She is survived by her husband of 16 years, Dean Shinneman; four children: Shelley Rossbach, ...

Notice of Death - Rev. Charles E. Tyson

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 1/6/2020 | Date of Birth: 7/25/1925 | Clergy
We have received word of the Monday, January 6, 2020 death of the Rev. Charles Edward Tyson of Asheboro.  Rev. Tyson was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Maude Brady Tyson, and a grandson, Brian Cheek.  He is survived by his daughter Angeline (Angie) Cheek; one granddaughter; and five ...

Notice of Death - Rev. Jack B. Yarbrough

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 12/24/2019 | Date of Birth: 4/3/1934 | Clergy
We have received word of the Tuesday, December 24, 2019 death of the Rev. Jack Brown Yarbrough of Winston-Salem.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sylvia R. Yarbrough; two sons, Jack Anthony Yarbrough (wife Rachel) and Christopher Todd Yarbrough (wife Teresa); and three grandchildren.  A memorial ...

Notice of Death - Rev. William G. Summey

Retired Associate Member
Date of Death: 12/20/2019 | Date of Birth: 2/26/1956 | Clergy
We have received word of the Friday, December 20, 2019 of the Rev. William Gene “Billy” Summey of Albemarle.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sally A. Summey; two daughters, Virginia Lyndsay Summey (Graham Abee) and Sarah Katherine Summey; a son, Roy Gene Summey; and one granddaughter.  A memorial ...

Notice of Death - Rev. L. Ray O'Ferrell

Retired Associate Member
Date of Death: 12/4/2019 | Date of Birth: 3/6/1937 | Clergy
We have received word of the Wednesday, December 4, 2019 death of the Rev. Lewis Ray O’Ferrell of Salisbury.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Elizabeth Lynn O’Ferrell, and a grandson, Levi.  He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth S. “Beth” O’Ferrell; a son, David O’Ferrell (Kim); three ...

Notice of Death - Rev. Dr. Donald S. Stanton

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 10/30/2019 | Date of Birth: 6/8/1932 | Clergy
We have received word of the Wednesday, October 30, 2019 death of the Rev. Dr. Donald Sheldon Stanton of Lake Junaluska.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Barbara Hoot Stanton; twin daughters, Debra and Diane; a son, Dale Stanton-Hoyle; and three grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held at ...

Notice of Death - Rev. Carl "C.B." Barr, Jr.

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 9/14/2019 | Date of Birth: 1/2/1928 | Clergy
We have received word of the Saturday, September 14, 2019 death of the Rev. Carl Benjamin Barr, Jr. of Gastonia.  C.B. is survived by his wife, Mrs. Betty Jo Parker Barr; two daughters, Yvonne Cole (Hugh) and the Rev. Angela Hollar (Mark); three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  A ...

Notice of Death - Rev. Michael B. Harrill, Sr.

Retired Associate Member
Date of Death: 8/27/2019 | Date of Birth: 4/20/1944 | Clergy
We have received word of the Tuesday, August 27, 2019 death of the Rev. Michael Bryan Harrill, Sr. of Rutherfordton.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Yelton Harrill (in May of this year); a daughter, Pamela Renee Ward; and a son, Doug Yelton.  He is survived by two sons, Jeffrey Todd ...

Notice of Death - Rev. Ardis D. Payne

Retired Associate Member
Date of Death: 8/15/2019 | Date of Birth: 9/14/1927 | Clergy
We have received word of the Thursday, August 15, 2019 death of the Rev. Ardis Darrell Payne of High Point.  He was predeceased by his wife, Alline Everhart Payne.  He is survived by two daughters, Jane Mendenhall (Gary) and Susan Yow (Rev. Jim Yow); five grandchildren (one of whom is Jonathan and ...

Notice of Death - Rev. James E. Smith

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 8/14/2019 | Date of Birth: 12/29/1933 | Clergy
We have received word of the Wednesday, August 14, 2019 death of the Rev. James Edward Smith of Winston-Salem.  Jim is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mariam S. Smith; four children, Carolyn Walch (Artie), Michael Smith, Jana Ashcraft (Scott), and Sherri Bonham; five grandchildren; and two ...

Notice of Death - Rev. Dr. Harold K. Bales

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 8/11/2019 | Date of Birth: 1/16/1942 | Clergy
We have received word of the Sunday, August 11, 2019 death of the Rev. Dr. Harold Keith Bales of Denver, NC.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Janice.  He is survived by his wife, Judith "Judy" Byrd Bales; two sons, David and Philip; and a daughter, Susannah.  A memorial service will be held ...

Notice of Death - Rev. David L. Warren

Currently Serving Retired Local Pastor
Date of Death: 8/6/2019 | Date of Birth: 6/26/1946 | Clergy
We have received word of the August 6, 2019 death of the Rev. David Lee Warren of Asheville.  He is survived by his wife, Katie S. Warren; a daughter, Jennifer; and a granddaughter.  A celebration of life service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, August 9, 2019 at Asbury Memorial UMC, 171 Beaverdam ...

Notice of Death - Rev. J. Harry Hawk

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 8/5/2019 | Date of Birth: 4/27/1934 | Clergy
We have received word of the Monday, August 5, 2019 death of the Rev. Joseph Harry Hawk of Andrews.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra Gail Hawk Rech.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lavenia F. Hawk; two daughters, Diane Williamson (husband Ricky), and Debra Hawk Esposito; a son, ...

Notice of Death - Rev. G. Roland Mullinix

Retired Local Pastor
Date of Death: 8/4/2019 | Date of Birth: 12/17/1937 | Clergy
We have received word of the Sunday, August 4, 2019 death of the Rev. George Roland Mullinix.  He is survived by his two sons, Brett Mullinix (Brenda) and Jon Mullinix; one granddaughter; and two step grandchildren.  A memorial service and internment will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, August 17 at...

Notice of Death - Rev. Frank H. Edwards

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 8/2/2019 | Date of Birth: 5/11/1925 | Clergy
We have received word of the death of the Rev. Frank Hugh Edwards, former district superintendent and assistant to the bishop, on Friday, August 2, 2019.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Bobbie Caudle Edwards.  He is survived by two sons, David C. Edwards and Mark A. Edwards (Jan).  A memorial...

Notice of Death - Rev. Keith W. Bingham

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 7/22/2019 | Date of Birth: 6/28/1951 | Clergy
We have received word of the Monday, July 22, 2019 death of the Rev. Keith Warren Bingham of Charlotte.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rebecca Green Bingham (a retired diaconal minister); two daughters, Kara Bingham and Jennifer B. Tosi (Gregory); and two grandchildren.  A celebration of life ...

Notice of Death - Rev. Dr. Louis H. Woodard

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 7/1/2019 | Date of Birth: 11/13/1939 | Clergy
We have received word of the Monday, July 1, 2019 death of the Rev. Dr. Louis Herman Woodard of Bermuda Run, formerly of Little Switzerland.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sandra Jenkins Woodard; sons, Mark Woodard (Sharon) and David Woodard (Debbie); and three grandsons.  A celebration of life ...

Notice of Death - Rev. Dr. Frank W. Buckner Jr.

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 6/15/2019 | Date of Birth: 10/11/1949 | Clergy
We have received word of the death of the Rev. Dr. Frank Wooldridge Buckner on Saturday, June 15, 2019 in Montgomery, Alabama.  Frank is survived by his wife, Mrs. Diane Leatherwood Buckner; two daughters: Melissa Reynolds (Justin) and Christina Buckner; and two grandchildren.  Also surviving among ...

Notice of Death - Rev. Lucy Norton Ponder

Retired Associate Member
Date of Death: 5/22/2019 | Date of Birth: 12/13/1920 | Clergy
We have received word of the Wednesday, May 22, 2019  death of the Rev. Lucy Strider Norton Ponder of Louisville, Kentucky.  She was preceded in death by her first husband, Cleatus G. Norton, in 1999, and her second husband, A.D. Ponder, in 2017.  Lucy is survived by three children: Patricia Norton,...

Notice of Death - Rev. Edward S. Tapper

Retired Associate Member
Date of Death: 4/27/2019 | Date of Birth: 9/21/1937 | Clergy
We have received word of the Saturday, April 27, 2019 death of the Rev. Edward Sidney Tapper of Greensboro.  Ed was preceded in death by a grandson, Nicolas Spencer Andrews.  He is survived by his wife, Nancy Brown Tapper; four daughters: Jodi Dawn Berlant (Robert), Heidi Jane Andrews, Tami Leigh ...

Notice of Death - Rev. David W. Lee

Retired Associate Member
Date of Death: 4/18/2019 | Date of Birth: 9/18/1937 | Clergy
We have received word of the Thursday, April 18, 2019 death of the Rev. David Wilcox Lee of Rutherfordton.  He is survived by his wife, Sibyl McDaniel Lee; three Daughters: Deborah Lee Lybarger (husband Jeff), Julia Lee Jackson, and Carolyn Lee Carter (husband Gary); two step sons: Bill McDaniel ...

Notice of Death - Rev. Luther "Bud" Lawing

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 4/9/2019 | Date of Birth: 2/18/1934 | Clergy
We have received word of the Tuesday, April 10, 2019 death of the Rev. Luther Harold "Bud" Lawing, Jr. of Brevard.  Bud was recently preceded in death by his wife, Billie West Lawing.  He is survived by four children: Erin Lawing, Scott Lawing (Nancy), Kim Lawing, and Susan Lawing Barnes (Steve); ...

Notice of Death - Rev. Dr. Thomas R. Sigmon

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 4/5/2019 | Date of Birth: 4/4/1939 | Clergy
We have received word of the Friday, April 5, 2018 death of the Rev. Dr. Thomas Ralph Sigmon of Charlotte.  Tom is survived by his wife LaVon McCurry Sigmon; their children, Mary Beth Smart (husband Mike) and William Thomas Sigmon (wife Elizabeth); four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  A...

Notice of Death - Rev. Theodore A. Kirk

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 4/2/2019 | Date of Birth: 10/24/1931 | Clergy
We have received word of the Tuesday, April 2, 2019 death of the Rev. Theodore Abraham “Ted” Kirk of Black Mountain.  He was recently predeceased by his wife, Ruth Durrant Kirk in February, 2019, and preceded in death by his first wife, Kathryn Sandford Kirk, in 2001.  He is survived by two ...

Notice of Death - Rev. Richard B. Jarrett

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 3/29/2019 | Date of Birth: 5/17/1933 | Clergy
We have received word of the Friday, March 29, 2019 death of the Rev. Richard Bailey “Dick” Jarrett of Greensboro.  He is survived by his wife, Barbara Lee Palmer Jarrett; daughters, Robin Beth Jarrett (Wesley Norred) and Cindy Jarrett-Pulliam (Larry); two grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter....

Notice of Death - Rev. Dr. James W. Ferree, Sr.

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 3/26/2019 | Date of Birth: 6/14/1927 | Clergy
We have received word of the Tuesday, March 26, 2019 death of the Rev. Dr. James Walter Ferree, Sr. of Winston-Salem.  Dr. Ferree was preceded in death by his first wife, Nancy Moore Ferree in 1992, and by his second wife, Doris Humphrey Davenport Ferree in 2017.  He is survived by son, James W. ...

Notice of Death - Rev. Samuel R. Hinton

Retired Associate Member
Date of Death: 3/24/2019 | Date of Birth: 4/18/1944 | Clergy
We have received word of the Sunday, March 24, 2019 death of the Rev. Samuel Ray Hinton, Sr. of Greensboro and Lake Wales, Fla.  He is survived by his wife, Gail Jerman Hinton, and two sons, Samuel Ray Hinton, Jr. (wife Emily), and Stephen Randall Hinton.  Two memorial services were held for Sam: on...

Notice of Death - Rev. Dr. Charles E. Page

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 3/19/2019 | Date of Birth: 3/24/1928 | Clergy
We have received word of the Tuesday, March 19, 2019 death of the Rev. Dr. Charles Elbert Page of Winston-Salem.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Harrison Page.  Surviving are two daughters, Rebecca (husband, E.W. “Bill” Buchanan, Jr.) and Susan (husband, Richard D. Kane); two ...

Notice of Death - Rev. Jody B. Campbell

Local Pastor, Serving in Uwharrie District
Date of Death: 3/10/2019 | Date of Birth: 8/4/1961 | Clergy
We have received word of the death of the Rev. Jody Boone Campbell of Lilesville, on Sunday, March 10, 2019.  Jody was preceded in death by his wife, Suellyn Campbell.  He is survived by several siblings and extended family.  A celebration of life service will be held privately by his family. A ...

Notice of Death - Rev. Kelly A. Creekmur

Retired Local Pastor, Serving in Appalachian District
Date of Death: 2/10/2019 | Date of Birth: 7/16/1951 | Clergy
We have received word of the sudden death of the Rev. Kelly Anthony Creekmur of Lenoir, on Sunday, February 10, 2019.  He is survived by his wife, Diane Scott Creekmur, and three sons: Scott Creekmur, Ryan Creekmur, and Jonathan Creekmur.  A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 16, at ...

Notice of Death - Rev. Carl E. McArn

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 2/8/2019 | Date of Birth: 8/14/1936 | Clergy
We have received word of the Friday, February 9, 2019 death of the Rev. Carl Edward McArn, Sr., of Cowpens, SC.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Vida, in 2018.  He is survived by two sons: Carl E. McArn, II and John McArn (Barbara); three daughters: Noor Kahn (Nadeem), Amanda McArn, and Dora ...

Notice of Death - Rev. Paul A. Sears

Local Pastor
Date of Death: 12/24/2018 | Date of Birth: 4/13/1956 | Clergy
We have received word of the Monday, December 24, 2018 death of the Rev. Paul Arthur Sears of Franklin, NC.  He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Callaghan Sears; three children, Meghan Ruth Sears, Ian Arthur Sears, and Wesley Sears; and two grandchildren.  A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 ...

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Rev. Joe L. Ervin

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 8/29/2018 | Date of Birth: 9/18/1929 | Clergy
We have received word of the Wednesday, August 29, 2018 death of the Rev. Joe Lane Ervin of Lincolnton.  He is survived by his wife, Rosalyn Morris Ervin; daughters, Susan Ervin Michael (Larry), and Alice Lane Ervin; son, Mike Pitman (Anne Craven); four grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.  A...

Notice of Death - Ms. Panzie M. Stevens

Retired Local Pastor
Date of Death: 7/11/2018 | Date of Birth: 10/4/1934 | Clergy
Our office has just received word of the Wednesday, July 11, 2018 death of Ms. Panzie Merilyn Miller Stevens of Charlotte.  She is survived by her son, Joseph Cleveland Stevens (Nella), and two granddaughters.  A funeral service was held on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 1:00 pm in the Bumgardner ...

Notice of Death - Rev. Dr. Earl Wilson Jr.

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 7/3/2018 | Date of Birth: 9/16/1946 | Clergy
Our office has received word of the Tuesday, July 3, 2018 death of the Rev. Dr. Earl Wilson, Jr., former Charlotte District Superintendent and resident of Monroe, NC.  Earl is survived by his wife, Doris Kinlaw Wilson; his son, Earl Wilson, III (wife, Camilla); daughter, Lindy Overstreet; and four ...

Notice of Death - Ms. Jean M. Morgan

Retired Diaconal Minister
Date of Death: 9/26/2016 | Date of Birth: 5/24/1927 | Clergy
We have only just received word of the Monday, September 26, 2016 death of Ms. Jean Marie Morgan of the Brooks-Howell Home, Asheville.  She is survived by a sister-in-law, Doris Morgan; two nephews; and a grand-niece.  A memorial service was held in North Carolina.  Jean was interred in the Mount ...
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