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Cuffy Harkey

Jul 17, 1956 - Nov 27, 2023

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Statesville, NC

Cuffy William Harkey,67, passed away November27, 2023. Complete obituary forthcoming. A funeral service will be held at 3PM, Friday, December 1, 2023 at Nicholson Funeral Home Chapel with James Lewis officiating. Burial will follow at Smith Chapel Cemetery in Union Grove, NC. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

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John Wayne Mitzel

Mar 27, 1965 - Feb 19, 2024

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Statesville, NC

John Wayne Mitzel, 58, passed away Monday, February 19, 2024 at his home. Mr. Mitzel was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on March 27, 1965, to the late Chester Franklin Mitzel and Minnie Hagy Mitzel. He was proceeded in death by his parents. Those left to cherish his memory is his wife, Cathy Deneen Newton Mitzel; two daughters, Anna Mitzel, Micki Mitzel; two brothers, Chester Mitzel, Roger Mitzel, and one sister, Ruby Campbell (Roger). A graveside service will be held on Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 11:00am at Harmony City Cemetery, with Elaine Watkins, officiating. We at Reavis Funeral Home are honored to be serving the Mitzel family. Online condolences may be left at www.reavisfhstatesville.com

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Joanne Christman

Jan 17, 1954 - Feb 18, 2023

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Statesville, NC

Joanne Christman, 70, passed away Sunday, February 18, 2023 at her Statesville home with her loved ones by her side. Joanne was born January, 17, 1954 in Lehighton, Pennsylvania, to the late Herman and Lois Beer. She was a graduate of Palmerton Area High School in 1971 and received her Master of Arts degree from The University of South Carolina in 1994. Joanne is survived by her partner, Larry Berger; her two children, Andrew and his wife Georgette of Charlotte North Carolina, Todd and his partner Ashley of Lancaster, South Carolina; four grandchildren, Emery, Madelyn, Masin and Case; her sister Lena and her husband James of Virginia Beach, Virginia. Joanne was a devoted Christian who lived life to the fullest by traveling all over the world, often for mission trips. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Statesville, North Carolina. She touched many lives through her years in the medical field and as a teacher. Her hobbies included quilting, knitting, sewing and gardening. Joanne loved her family, friends, and the home she recently built with Larry. A visitation for Joanne will be held Saturday, February 24, 2024 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 801 Henkel Road, Statesville, NC. A luncheon will follow the service and all are encouraged to bring a covered dish. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory of Joanne to Trinity Episcopal Church, 801 Henkel Road, Statesville, NC 28677.

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Cameron Kenneth Ayers

Feb 07, 1989 - Feb 16, 2024

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Statesville, NC

Cameron Kenneth Ayers, devoted husband, father and friend to all, passed away peacefully on February 16, 2024 at Gordon Hospice House after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 35. Born February 7, 1989 in Statesville, North Carolina to Timothy Ayers and Renee Woodcock. Cam was a diehard Braves baseball fan, and lover of the outdoors. He was happiest on Saturday afternoons smoking a boston butt on his BBQ grill. A graduate of West Iredell High School and EMT course at Mitchell Community College, Cam’s entrepreneurial spirit led him to open Titan Roofing & Restoration in 2022. Aside from being driven and business savvy, he was known by his employees as a dedicated and professional boss. Cam married his soulmate, Ashley, on October 17, 2017 in Asheville, North Carolina. The two were inseparable companions and best friends. They were blessed with one child, Wylder. A devout Nascar racing fan and beachgoer, his favorite pastime was watching Survivor with his Nana on Wednesday nights. Cam also enjoyed traveling- Belize and Wyoming being two of his favorite places. His memory will be cherished and kept alive by his adoring wife, Ashley Brooke Ayers; son, Wylder Hayes Ayers; father, Timothy Kenneth Ayers; grandmother, Carolyn Hodge Ayers; aunt, Kimberly Ayers Pope (Tim), cousins, Amber Pope Perkins, Timothy Hal Pope Jr. and Corbin Scott Perkins, all of Statesville. Also left to cherish his memory, are his beloved dogs-Layla, Bella and Watson. The family will receive friends for visitation, Friday, March 1, 2024 from 6pm-8pm at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home. No funeral will follow. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family would like memorial donations to be made to Gordon Hospice House 2341 Simonton Road Statesville, NC 28625.

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John Pressley Steele

Jun 01, 1942 - Feb 18, 2024

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Statesville, NC

Psalm 23:4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me." Mr. John Pressley Steele, 81, of 166 Hallmark Road, Statesville, was born on June 1, 1942, and was the son of the late Augustus and Elizabeth “Lizzie” Cowan Steele. He departed this life on Sunday, February 18, 2024, at his home following an extended illness. He was a graduate of Unity High School and received an Associates Degree. He served with the United States Army and was honorably discharged. He owned and operated a Professional Auto Body Repair Shop. He was united in marriage to Dorothy Marie Sykes Steele, who survives. In addition to his wife, he leaves to celebrate and cherish the memory of his life his children, Matthew Dixon of Washington, D.C., Johnathan Steele of Fredericksburg, VA, and Lawrence Morgan of Concord, NC; his daughters, Nakia Little of Statesville, NC, Jamiah (Clyde) Willis of Winston-Salem, NC and Daliese (Ryan) Kreider of Statesville, NC; his grandchildren, Markia Little Kreider of Stephenville, TX, Zaria Willis of Winston-Salem, NC, Ian Kreider and Greyson Kreider, both of Statesville; his brothers, Dallas (Irene) Steele, Jimmy Steele and Clarence Steele, all of Harmony, NC; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Rosa Grant of Emporia, VA, Paul Sykes, Betty Webb and Erma Vick, all of Garysburg, NC and Johnnie (Glenda) Sykes of Hampton, VA; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, church family, neighbors and friends. "Fully Rely on God" Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Friday, February 23, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church in Harmony, NC. Reverend Sylvester Reed, Pastor will officiate and Reverend Burrel Brooks will eulogize with burial following in the Mt. Nebo Baptist Church Cemetery where Military Rites will be performed. Mr. Steele will remain at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home until taken to the church to lie in state at 12:00 p.m. Members of the family will receive friends at the church from 12:30 p.m. until 1:00 p.m., but will assemble at the residence at other times. Visit the Book of Memories for Mr. Steele at www.rutledgeandbigham.com. Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the Steele Family.

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Mary Ellen Wrightsman

Jun 02, 1940 - Feb 16, 2024

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Statesville, NC

Mary Ellen Wrightsman, age 83, of Statesville, North Carolina went home to our Lord Jesus and Savior on Friday, February 16, 2024, at 8:30 in the morning. Mary was born on Sunday, June 2, 1940 in Bloomington, Indiana to Roscoe and Gladys Miller. Mary was raised by her adopted parents, Frances and Lowell Smith, due to the untimely death of her parents. She was a twin and one of six sisters and one step-sister. She was employed at RCA in Bloomington, Indiana for a few years. She also helped her husband Bud to farm their land. She married her high school sweetheart and love of her life, Albert(Bud) Wrightsman. They were married for 62 years. They had two children, Scheryl and Jeff. Mary and Albert enjoyed being outdoors, gardening, anything to do with horses, riding, camping, farming their land, sports, and riding their motorcycles. She loved her family and would do anything for them. She was a very devoted woman of faith. You would often throughout the day find her reading the word of God and praying for family and friends. She had a beautiful voice and loved to sing and play the piano. She was a member of and attended Diamond Hill Baptist Church with her daughter Scheryl, son in law Ron, and grandson Travis. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Wrightsman; her parents, her son Jeff Wrightsman; granddaughter in law, Jessica Clines; her twin sister, Helen and three other sisters Mary is survived by her daughter, Scheryl Clines(Ron); daughter in law, Tammy Wrightsman; grandchildren, Craig Clines(Jessica), Travis Clines, Chad Wrightsman(Melissa), and Kayla Wrightsman; great grandchildren, Kyle Clines(Lydia), Carlynn Clines, Chad Wrightsman Jr., Salina Wrightsman, and Savanna Wrightsman and her sister, Gwen Phillips. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2024 at Diamond Hill Baptist Church beginning with a visitation at 10:30 am and service at 11:00 am. Pastor Larry Holleman will be officiating as well as her grandson Travis Clines.

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Teresa Gail Moore

Oct 20, 1959 - Feb 16, 2024

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Statesville, NC

Teresa Gail Moore, age 64, of Charlotte, North Carolina passed away on Friday, February 16, 2024 at Gordon Hospice House in Statesville, NC. She was born on October 20,1959 to the late Willie Caldwell and Agnes Marie Moore Moten. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Gene Moore. Teresa is survived by her stepfather, Luther Moten; brothers, Franklin Moore and Ronnie Caldwell; aunt, Mary Walker; uncle, Lonnie Mayberry; and many loving cousins. Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Moore family.

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Janette (Tumpy) Gryder-Crider

Jan 30, 1950 - Feb 13, 2024

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Statesville, NC

Janette (Tumpy) Gryder-Crider, 74, of Statesville passed away on February 13, 2024 at her home surrounded by family and ascended to her heavenly home. She was born January 30,1950 in Statesville to the late John Wesley Gryder and Doris Aileen Gryder who survives.She graduated from Statesville Senior High School in 1968, then moved on to take some classes at Mitchell Community College.In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband Hoke Crider, a daughter Crystal Allison (Bobby), a grandson Noah Kennedy (Marytza Salgado), three sisters , Mary Wilson (Johnny) of Monroe, Barbara Millsaps (Rick) of Statesville and Doris Sams (Charlie) of Troutman, one brother David (Buddy) Gryder (Margarette) of Statesville. She has several nieces and nephews that she loves very much especially Wesley Sams , who gave her the nickname ,Toto, years ago. She also has a big extended family through her husband, Hoke, that she loves very much and her fur baby, Rowdy, that she loved to spoil. She was predeceased by her father, John Wesley Gryder.Janette loved to go camping, especially at the beach. She loved to travel and see new places. And she loved butterflies. Janette was a member of Bible Baptist Church.A memorial service will be held on February 24, 2024 at 3:00 with a visitation starting at 2 at Bible Baptist Church on Gilbert Road in Statesville. Flowers can be sent to the home at 160 Pottery Drive. The family is asking any monetary donations to be made to Gordon’s Hospice House.

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Lorene Lillian Jordan Adams

Aug 04, 1921 - Feb 13, 2024

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Statesville, NC

Lorene Lillian Jordan Adams, 102, passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, in Statesville, North Carolina. She was born on August 4, 1921, in Iredell County, NC, to Jonah Garfield and Emma Miranda Pharr Jordan. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leland Orville Adams; brother, Glenn Jordan; and sisters, Garnett Wilson, and Ina Leanna. Lorene is survived by her children, Kenneth Lee Adams, and Laura Ellen Adams, both of Stony Point, NC. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 from 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home. Burial will occur at Iredell Memorial Gardens on Thursday, February 15, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. Donations in Lorene's memory may be made to Iredell County Animal Services, 430 Bristol Dr, Statesville, NC 28677.

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Jacqueline Robbins Bailey

Nov 06, 1950 - Feb 13, 2024

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Statesville, NC

Jacqueline Robbins Bailey, age 73, of Statesville, North Carolina passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at Gordon Hospice House in Statesville, NC. She was born on November 6, 1950 in Blossburg, Pennsylvania. Mrs. Bailey is survived by her husband of 42 years; Clyde Bailey. Arrangements are pending at this time.

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Robert David Williams, Sr.

Sep 21, 1948 - Feb 09, 2024

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Statesville, NC

Robert David Williams, Sr. passed away on February 9, 2024 in Statesville, North Carolina. He was born September 21,1948 in Durham, NC, and was the son of the late Blaine Ray Williams and Eloise M. Maddox. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Betty Williams; son, Michael Williams; and grandson, Jackie Lee Johnson. Mr. Williams is survived by his daughter, Melissa Sewell (William); son, Robert “Robbie” Williams, Jr.; four grandchildren, Hope Sewell, Charleston Roberts(Donnie), Brandon Williams(Rebecca), and Dwayne Williams(BreAnna); great-grandchildren, Bailey Sewell, Isabella Kilpatrick, Jocellyn Shuford, Ember Williams, Piper Williams, and Leighton Roberts. A funeral service celebrating Robert's life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, in the Westmoreland Chapel of Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home.

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