Miscellaneous Iredell County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Toos Burton

Mr. Eddie Edell "Toos" Burton, 68, died Oct. 16, 2000. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hunters Chapel United Methodist Church in Huntersville. Bryant Lytle Young Funeral Home is serving the family.
 

Herbert Pinnix

Mr. Herbert H. Pinnix, 71, of 1542 Bristol Road, Statesville, died Wednesday morning at Brian Center of Statesville. 

Born Nov. 7, 1928, in Yadkin County, he was a son of the late Thomas Lee Pinnix and Eula Whitaker Pinnix. He was retired from William T. Burnett Company and was a member of Northview Freewill Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Noah Harold Pinnix, and one sister, Ethel Pinnix Gardner.

Survivors include four sisters, Mrs. Beulah Coker of Clearwater, Fla., Mrs. Zeola Nichols, of Elkin, Mrs. Velma Kirk of Jonesville, and Mrs. Audrey Pegram of Kernersville.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Northview Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Benny Duncan officiating. The body will lie in state at the church for 30 minutes prior to the funeral hour, and burial will follow in Iredell Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home.

For those who prefer, memorials may be given to Northview Freewill Baptist Church, 112 Bethlehem Road, Statesville, NC 28677. 

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.
 

Harley Johnson

Funeral services for Mr. Harley Paul Johnson Sr., 83, of 1151 Old Mocksville Road, will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Hebron Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Page and the Rev. William Wease officiating. The body will lie in state for 30 minutes prior to the funeral hour and burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.
 

Mazie Martin

Funeral services for Mrs. Mazie Belle Sturgill Martin, 79, of 1805 U.S. Hwy. 21, will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Hanes Grove United Methodist Church with the Rev. Daniel K. Outen and the Rev. Paul Crater officiating. The body will lie in state at the church for 30 minutes prior to the funeral hour and burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Reavis Funeral Home of Harmony is serving the Martin family.
 

Ina Weaver

Mrs. Ina C. Weaver of Troutman died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000, at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the Weaver family.
 

Ovid Hendrix

Mr. Ovid Thomas Hendrix, 87, of Statesville and formerly of Rowan County, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000, at Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation Center in Statesville after a brief illness.

He was born Nov. 30, 1912, in Davie County, to the late Sarah Elizabeth Foote Hendrix and Thomas Lewis Hendrix. He attended Davie County Schools and was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Army. He was a retired chicken farmer and carpenter.

He is survived by four daughters, Kathy Smith of Statesville, Renaye Bailey of Nebo, Gail Rankin of Sarasota, Fla., and Elaine Lancaster of Freemont, Ohio.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Salisbury National Cemetery with a V.A. Medical Center Chaplain officiating.

Visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. today at Lyerly Funeral Home, 515 S. Main St., Salisbury.

Lyerly Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
 

Naomi Owens

Mrs. Minnie Naomi Duke Owens, 84, of 112 Hidden Drive, died on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000, at Iredell Memorial Hospital. 

Born in Catawba County on Feb. 7, 1916, she was the daughter of the late George B. and Sarah Jane Eades Duke. She was a retired textile worker and was of the Baptist faith. Her first husband, Dewey Houston, preceded her in death in 1939. Her second husband, Bob Owens, preceded her in death in 1975.

Mrs. Owens is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Catherine Honeycutt of Mooresville, Mrs. Peggy Williams of Troutman, Mr. Allie Eller and Mrs. Minnie Gibson, both of Statesville; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; and five stepgreat-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Owens was also preceded in death by a daughter, Mrs. Marie Tevepaugh, and a granddaughter, Renee Tevepaugh.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday in the Westmoreland Chapel of Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home with the Rev. Arnold Beard and the Rev. Frank Ostwalt officiating. Burial will be in Iredell Memorial Gardens.

Grandsons and great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home. At other times they will assemble at the home of Coyte and Allie Eller at 335 Whites Mill Road.

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Eller.
 

Jerry Shaver

Mr. Jerry Gilbert Shaver, 72, of 1311 Longcreek Drive, died Oct. 17, 2000, at Brunswick Hospital in Shallotte.

He was born June 22, 1928, in Iredell County, a son of Archie Blaine and Inez Daniels Shaver. He lived in High Point for 44 years and was a graduate of Lenior-Rhyne College. He served High Point City Schools as a elementary and high school principal, Associate Superintendent of Administration and Interim Superintendent. Gov. Hunt appointed Mr. Shaver as Vice Chairman of the N.C. State Textbook Commission. He was on the board of directors of the YMCA men and was named Man of the Year. He served on the Camp Cherrio Board and was a youth basketball coach. Mr. Shaver also was on the board of directors of First United Methodist, High Point Drug Action Council, Rotary Club, Family Service Bureau and the Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, and was a lifetime member of the National Education Association. Mr. Shaver was an adviser to the Federal Office of Economic Opportunity, Health Education & Welfare, and Head Start Program. He was a devoted husband, dad and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife, Chloe Tilley of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Kimberly Shaver Byrd of High Point and Mrs. Julie Ann Shaver Shoaf of Welcome; two sons, Brent Shaver of High Point and Tony Shaver of Hampden-Sydney, Va.; one sister, Mrs. John (Glenda) Neal of Sedgefield; one brother, Selby Allan Shaver of Dallas, Texas; and 11 grandchildren, Steven, Jordan, Jay, Christopher, Austin and Jackson Shaver, Mary Katherine, Caroline and Allison Bryd, Gill and Lauren Shoaf.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church by the Rev. Don Lloyd, the Rev. Howard Allred and the Rev. Ken Lyon. A private inurement service will follow immediately after the memorial service. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Sechrest Funeral Home on East Lexington Avenue.

Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association, 111 D Ponoma Drive, Greensboro, NC 27407 or to First United Methodist Church, 512 N. Main St., High Point, NC 27260.

Sechrest Funeral Home in High Point is in charge of the arrangements.
 

Colola Davidson

Mrs. Colola Woods Davidson, 80, of 122 Daddy Charlies Place, Cleveland, died at Iredell Memorial Hospital, Monday, Oct. 16, 2000, following an extended illness. 

She was born in York, S.C., on June 28, 1920, and was the daughter of the late Elizah and Hester Woods. She was married to the late Grant Davidson, who passed away on Sept. 30, 1979. She was preceded in death by all eight brothers and sisters.

Colola was a dedicated homemaker and Nurses Assistant for 30 years. She was a member of Mt. Tabor Presbyterian (USA) Church.

Survivors include six daughters, Vanessa (Charles) Heaggans of the home, Arcasia Brewer and Haldren (John) Pryor, all of Charlotte, Ida Mae Mayberry and Janie Lou Davidson, both of Norwalk, Conn., and Carrie Butler of Sacramento, Calif.; two sons, Richard (Hallie) Davidson of Statesville, and LaGrant (Anne) Cowan of Troutman; 29 grandchildren, including a special grandson, Tyrone Oliver Heaggans; 22 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Mt. Tabor Presbyterian (USA) Church in Cleveland. Dr. J.L. Spears will officiate and burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The body will remain at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home until taken to the church to lie in state at noon. Members of the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the residence at 122 Daddy Charlies Place, Cleveland.

Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the Davidson family.


 
 
 

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