Miscellaneous Iredell County, North Carolina Obituaries


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Jesse Childers

The family of Jesse Boyd Childers will celebrate his home-going at 10 a.m. May 12, 2000. Services will be held at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Stony Point. He passed away Tuesday morning, May 9, 2000, at home.

Born on June 20, 1935, Jesse was the son of the late Marvin Boyd Childers and Nola Levan Childers of Shallotte. 

His wife, Barbara Williams Childers, of the home; his mother, Nola Levan Childers, of Shallotte; and his sister, Helen Arbutus Smith, of Shallotte survive him.

Also surviving are his children, David Childers and wife, Marcia, of Atlanta; Linda Childers Vickery and husband, Russell, of Vero Beach, Fla.; John Childers and wife, Tracy, of Statesville; Mark Childers, of Statesville; and seven grandchildren, Joshua and Jason Vickery, Emily and Andrew Childers, Nick and Liza Childers and Samatha Childers.

Jesse was a graduate of Central High School in 1953, and served in the National Guard. He retired as supervisor after 40 years with Accurate Fabricating Inc. in Statesville. He was a former deacon, choir member and Sunday School teacher at Yadkin Baptist Church. His church membership was at First Baptist Church of Statesville.

The family will receive friends at Chapman Funeral Home in Stony Point from 7 to 8 p.m. May 11. Officiating at the memorial service will be Tony McDade, associate pastor of First Baptist Church, Statesville; Pastor Allen Mullins, of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Stony Point; Pastor Russell Vickery, of Kings Baptist Church Vero Beach, Fla.; and Pastor Charles Cook, of Berea Baptist Church in Alexander County.

Pallbearers will be (grandsons) Joshua and Jason Vickery and Andrew Childers; Clifford Levan; Dr. Ronald Benfield; and Luther Williams Jr. Honorary pallbearers are Kurt Moore, Tim Misenheimer and Jake Safriet.

Memorial gifts may be made to Hospice of Iredell County Inc., P.O. Box 822, Statesville, N.C. 28687.

Chapman Funeral Home is serving the Childers family. 

James Trent

The obituary for James Trent stated he was a member of the VFW Post 2031 of Iredell County. This was an error made by Chapman Funeral Home and it is deeply regretted.


Tatiana Zawisza

Tatiana Paceluk Zawisza, 91, of Dowagiac, died Saturday April 15, 2000, at home. 

She was born in Antonawka, Poland. 

She is survived by Andrew (Terenia) Zawisza of Statesville.


Bryon Phillips

Mr. Bryon Harden Phillips, 33, of Statesville, died Saturday, May 6, 2000, at Duke University Medical Center in Durham.

Born Feb. 16, 1967, in Statesville, Mr. Phillips was a son of Ben Richard and Judy Harden Phillips. He was a graduate of Western Carolina University and employed by American Stainless Tubing Inc. in Statesville. He was a member of First ARP Church in Statesville.

A Thanksgiving Service for Bryon's life will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First ARP Church in Statesville, with Dr. Charles A. Steele and the Rev. Robert Sherer officiating. The family will receive friends after the service at the church.

The family is at the home of the parents, 806 Concord Ave., Anderson, S.C.

The McDougald Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Edith Cumby

Mrs. Edith Hobson Cumby, 83, resident of 1905 Candelar Drive, died Monday morning at the High Point Regional Hospital following several months of declining health.

Mrs. Cumby was born Dec. 11, 1916, in Yadkin County, a daughter to William Robert and Minnie Carter Hobson. A High Point resident since 1923, she received her education in the High Point City School System and attended Jones Business College. In 1949, she and her husband, Wade H. Cumby, founded the Cumby Family Funeral Service, where she served as Secretary/Treasurer. In 1957, Mrs. Cumby received her North Carolina funeral director's license, becoming the first female funeral director in the High Point area. 

Mr. Cumby preceded her in death in 1977.

Mrs. Cumby was a member of the Emerywood Baptist Church, a former Sunday School teacher and a member of The Eastern Star. She was also active for many years in the American Business Women's Association; a former member of the Furniture Capital Chapter, where she was "Woman of the Year" in 1960; and a charter member of the Golden Arch Charter Chapter, where she was "Woman of the Year" in 1982.

Surviving are a son, James Cumby and wife, Phyllis, of 4502 Dantzler Court; a daughter, Sue Brooks and husband, CY, of High Point; three grandsons, Andrew Cumby and Michael Cumby, of High Point; CY Brooks Jr. and wife, Joni, of Statesville; and one great-grandson, Zachary Brooks.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, at the chapel of the Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point, officiated by Dr. James E. Baucom and the Rev. Carroll M. Upton. Entombment will follow at the Guilford Memorial Park Mausoleum. Active and honorary pallbearers will be staff members of Cumby Family Funeral Service.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday evening and at other times at 1905 Candelar Drive.

Memorials may be directed to American Cancer Society, 4-A Oak Branch Drive, Greensboro, N.C. 27407 or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Oda Loftin

Oda Bell Stewart Loftin, 84, of Paradise Acres Nursing Home, of Statesville, formerly of Hudson Chapel Road, Catawba, died Monday, May, 8, 2000, at Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville.

Born June 6, 1915, in Catawba County, she was the daughter of the late Fred Stewart and Bell Sipe Stewart. She was a member of Hudson Chapel Baptist Church, and was retired from the hosiery industry. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Lee Loftin, three sisters and six brothers.

Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, John and Sandy Loftin, of Palm Bay, Fla.; Flynn and Joyce Loftin, of Maiden; Gary and Patsy Loftin, of Catawba; one brother, Gene Stewart, of Mooresville; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 11, 2000, at Hudson Chapel Baptist Church. The Revs. Mark McKinney and Bill King will officiate, and burial will be in the church cemetery. The casket will be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, 2000, at Drum Funeral Home in Conover.

Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, Va., 23058-5216.

Drum Funeral Home in Conover is in charge of the arrangements.

Howard Mitchell

Howard Junior Mitchell, 72, died Monday. Funeral services will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday, at Chapman Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at a later date.

Bonnie Childers

Bonnie Mae Daniels Childers, 92, died Tuesday. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Alexander Funeral Service. Service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and Cemetery.

Clara Hickerson

Mrs. Clara Juanita Marshall Hickerson, 74, of Carson Chapel Road, Taylorsville, passed away Friday, June 16, 2000 at her residence. She had been in declining health for the past five months.

Mrs. Hickerson was born Sept. 18, 1925 in Alexander County to the late DeWitt Talmmadge Marshall and Sally Wester Marshall. A graduate of Taylorsville High School, she was a homemaker and a mother. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church where she was a member of the ladies sunday school class, and was very active with Alexander County Senior Center.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, James D. Hickerson, in August of 1986; a brother, Hal Marshall; and two sisters, Pauline Marshall Lackey and Lillian Marshall Brawley.

She is survived by two daughters, Virginia Hickerson Connolly, of Charlotte and Angela Hickerson, of Bethlehem; three sons, Michael Hickerson and wife, Carolyn, of Taylorsville, Lynn Hickerson and wife, Cathy, of Taylorsville and Gwyn Hickerson and wife, Halima, of Statesville; eight grandchildren, Melanie Hickerson Setzer and husband, Frankie, Brian Hickerson, Justin Hickerson, Jeremy Hickerson, Allison Hickerson, Leslie Hickerson, Isaac Hickerson and Jason Hickerson; a great-grandson, Landon Setzer; and three brothers, Arthur Marshall, of Taylorsville, Harry Marshall, of Newland and Gayton Marshall, of Montezuma.

The funeral service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, 2000 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. The Rev. Darren Lambert, the Rev. Cecil Lovelace and the Rev. Lander Heafner will officiate. The body will lie in state for 30 minutes prior to the funeral hour. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers include members of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and friends of the family. Grandsons Jeremy Hickerson, Brian Hickerson, Justin Hickerson, Isaac Hickerson and Jason Hickerson will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 7 until 8 p.m. Monday at Adams Funeral Home, and at other times will be at the residence, 709 Carson Chapel Road, Taylorsville.

Memorials may be given to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 31 Pleasant Hill Church Road, Taylorsville, NC 28681.

Adams Funeral Home in Taylorsville is in charge of arrangements.


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