Miscellaneous Iredell County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Marlow Spaulding

Mrs. Marlow Gail Issendorf Schepp Spaulding, 61, of Taylorsville, died Tuesday, April 3, 2001. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Adams Funeral Home Chapel, which is in charge of arrangements.
 

Pauline Parker

Mrs. Pauline Travis Parker, 90, of 2555 S. Chipley Ford Road, died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at her home.

Born in Catawba County on Aug. 22, 1910, she was a daughter of the late Alfred G. Travis and Susan Beard Travis. She was a homemaker and a member of Diamond Hill Baptist Church, where she was a former Sunday school teacher and a member of the Keen Agers Club at the church. She was a former elections registrar and was well-known for her great cooking.

On Feb. 12, 1967, she married Mr. Hubert M. Parker, who survives. Also surviving are one son, Bob Pierce and his wife, Pat, of Fort Smith, Ark.; one daughter, Mrs. Nancy Hutchison and her husband, Russell, of Statesville; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Alfred (Rachel) Pierce of Statesville; three brothers, Joe Travis of Charlotte, Alfred Travis Jr. of Jacksonville, N.C., and Charles Travis of Ocala, Fla.; and two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Wade of Bradenton, Fla., and Mrs. Martha Gardner of Columbus, Ohio. Also surviving is a sister-in-law, Mildred Honeycutt of Rural Hall; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, J.P. and Alfred Eugene Pierce; one grandchild, Michael Pierce; one brother; and one sister.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Westmoreland Chapel of Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home with the Rev. Carl Williams and the Rev. H. Cowles Bristol officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Steve Lowe, Shane Loftin, Matthew Hiott, Adam Hiott, James Haithcox and Bill Wooten.

The family will assemble at the residence of the deceased and will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. Friday at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home.

Condolences may be sent to the family by e-mail at www.legacy.com.

Memorials may be given to Diamond Hill Baptist Church, 2320 E. Broad St., Statesville, NC 28625.

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

 

Clara Campbell

Mrs. Clara Bebber Campbell, 90, died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at Autumn Care in Mocksville.

Born in Iredell County on Dec. 13, 1910, she was a daughter of the late John S. Bebber and Lillie Benfield Bebber. She was a retired textile worker and a member of Beulah Baptist Church.

Her husband, Mr. James Campbell, preceded her in

death.

Surviving is one brother, Mr. Boyte Bebber of Sumner, Wash.

Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Iredell Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Tony McDade officiating.

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.
 

Clarence Binkley

Mr. Clarence David Binkley, 88, of Eden Gardens and formerly of 1419 Turnersburg Hwy., died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at Davis Regional Medical Center.

Born in Foryth County on Dec. 1, 1912, he was a son of the late Fred E. Binkley and Della Lackey Binkley. He was a retired furniture upholsterer and a member of Fairview Baptist Church.

On July 15, 1934, he married the former Pearl Shook, who died on June 8, 1998.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Friday at Iredell Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Scott Eanes and the Rev. Rick Cockerham officiating.

The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. Friday prior to the service at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home.

Memorials may be given to the Heart Association Memorial Tribute Processing Center, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058.

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.
 

Shirley Jacobs

Shirley Morris Jacobs, 64, 113 N. Correll St., Landis, died Thursday, April 5, 2001, at NorthEast Medical Center.

She was born in Rowan County on March 10, 1937, the daughter of Idella Owens Morris of Best of Care Rest Home in Kannapolis and the late Luther William Morris. She was a graduate of A.L. Brown High School. Mrs. Jacobs was a retired secretary of the personnel department at Cannon Mills. She was a member of Mt. Zion United Church of Christ.

Surviving, in addition to her mother, are her husband, Charlie B. Jacobs Jr.; two brothers, Bob Morris of Statesville and Joe Morris of China Grove; and three sisters, Brenda Williams of Webster, N.Y., Nancy Harrington of Greensboro, and Louise Deal of China Grove.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Zion United Church of Christ by the Rev. William Campbell. Entombment will be in West Lawn Mausoleum.

The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Friday at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in Landis. The remainder of the time, the family will be at the home on North Correll Street.

Memorials may be given to the American Diabetes Association N.C. Affiliate Inc., 3109 Poplarwood Court, Ste. 125, Raleigh, NC 27604-1043 or Mt. Zion United Church of Christ Building Fund, P.O. Box 1298, China Grove, NC 28023.

Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

Joe Sellers

Mr. Joseph Thomas Sellers, 72, 1830 Barkley Road, Statesville, died on Wednesday, April 4, 2001, following an unexpected illness.

He was born March 26, 1929, in Iredell County and was the son of the late Edgar Elzie Sellers and Annalou Barkley Sellers.

He was a graduate of Cool Springs High School, and on Sept. 11, 1947, was married to Alice Campbell Sellers, who survives.

Mr. Sellers was retired from Nabisco Company following 28 years of service and in 1976 started Statesville Mini Storage with his wife, which continues in operation. He was a member of the First ARP Church, where he had served as a deacon and an elder, and was a member of the church choir for the past 42 years.

He was a member, past president and director of the Statesville Exchange Club and loved to play tennis and golf and fly his airplane. He took pride in flying students all around Statesville and Iredell County as part of the Young Eagles Program. He flew more than 60 students from Cool Springs School and altogether over 100 students from the area. Joe was also a certified scuba diver.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Joe T. Sellers Jr. and wife, Delores, of Downington, Pa., Steve C. Sellers and wife, Christy, of Orlando, Fla., and Dr. Keith T. Sellers and wife, DeAnna, of Charlotte; seven grandchildren, Meredith Sellers, J.T. Sellers III, Emily Sellers, Bethany Sellers, T.J. Sellers, Jason Sellers and Madison Sellers; one brother, Dr. Frank Sellers of Concord; and one sister, Shirley S. Covington, of Atlanta, Ga. Also surviving are eight nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at First ARP Church with Dr. Charles A. Steele and the Rev. Robert E. Sherer officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Johnny Beam, Jim Hurd, Dr. Jim Rogers, Clarence Poole, Dr. Harry Walker, David Rhyne and J.T. Sellers III. Honorary pallbearers will be members and wives of the Statesville Exchange Club, deacons and elders of First ARP Church, the 1 p.m. Tennis Group, his Statesville Flying Friends and Nabisco employees in attendance.

The family will receive friends from 7 until 8:30 p.m. Friday at Nicholson Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to First ARP Church, P.O. Box 1607, Statesville, NC 28687; Campus Crusade for Christ, c/o P.O. Box 628222, Orlando, FL 32862-8222; or to Statesville Exchange Club SCAN Center, c/o 125 Tradd St., Statesville, NC 28677.

Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Sellers.
 

Daniel Whitson

Mr. Daniel Richard Whitson, 47, of 2116 E. Broad St., Statesville, died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at Iredell Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness.

He was born Oct. 14, 1953, in Iredell County and was the son of Coy Wallace Whitson and the late Nannette Banner Whitson. He was a graduate of South Iredell High School and attended Mitchell College and Gardner-Webb College. He was a member of Western Avenue Baptist Church. Mr. Whitson worked as a news and sportscaster for WSIC Radio Station until failing health required disability retirement. His great love was sports.

Mr. Whitson is survived by his father, Coy Wallace (C.W.) Whitson of the home; two brothers, Timothy and Samuel Whitson, both of Statesville; and several nephews.

The family will assemble at the home on East Broad Street and will receive friends from 7 until 8:30 p.m. Friday at Nicholson Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Nicholson Funeral Home. The Rev. Franklin D. Black Sr. will officiate. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, 3109 Poplarwood Court, Ste. 125, Raleigh, NC 27604-1043.

The family would like to thank everyone for the prayers and support given to the family during Dan's long battle with his illness.

Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the Whitson family.


 
 
 

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