Obituaries

Previous Years Records (Prior to July 2018)

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 - Mrs. Anita C. McRacken

Spouse of Rev. Mark McRacken
Date of Death: 2/7/2019 | Clergy Spouse
We have received word of the Thursday, February 7, 2019 death of Mrs. Anita Marie Chislaghi McRacken of Mount Ulla.  She is survived by her husband, the Rev. Mark E. McRacken; a son, Joshua H. Nantz; and three stepchildren, Andrew, Molly, and Caroline McRacken.  A Celebration of Life service will be...

Notice of Death - Mrs. Ruth Durrant Kirk

Wife of Rev. Ted Kirk, and Widow of Rev. Charles Durrant
Date of Death: 2/7/2019 | Clergy Spouse
We have received word of the death of Mrs. Ruth Elizabeth Durrant Kirk, of Asheville, on Thursday, February 7, 2019.  She was preceded in death by her first husband, the Rev. Charles W. Durrant.  She is survived by her husband, the Rev. Theodore A. Kirk; four children: Margaret Grace Buchanan ...

Notice of Death - Mrs. Marlana L. Clodfelter

Spouse of Rev. Jim Clodfelter
Date of Death: 1/11/2019 | Clergy Spouse
We have received word of the Friday, January 11, 2019 death of Mrs. Marlana Carlton Leonard Clodfelter of Winston-Salem.  She is survived by her husband, the Rev. James P. Clodfelter, Jr.; three sons: Steven Carlton Clodfelter, Danny Paul Clodfelter (Susan Williams), and Nathan Gilmer Clodfelter ...

Notice of Death - Mrs. Evelyn D. Hawkins

Spouse of Rev. Thornton Hawkins
Date of Death: 1/4/2019 | Clergy Spouse
We have received word of the Friday, January 4, 2019 death of Mrs. Evelyn Grace Diggs Hawkins of Asheville.  She is survived by her husband, the Rev. W. Thornton Hawkins, and two daughters: Patrice Hawkins Sigmon (Allen) and Catherine Hawkins Hoffman (Roger).  She was preceded in death by her ...

Notice of Death - Mrs. Wanda S. Winecoff

Widow of Rev. George H. Winecoff
Date of Death: 1/2/2019 | Clergy Spouse
We have received word of the death of Mrs. Wanda Mae Sams Winecoff, of Clyde, on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.  She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. George H. Winecoff.  She is survived by three daughters, Mary Groh (Larry), Hannah Cabe (Dick), and Elizabeth Enloe (Randy); six ...

Notice of Death - Mrs. Ellen J. Bailey

Widow of Rev. Richard D. Bailey
Date of Death: 12/30/2018 | Clergy Spouse
We have received word of the death of Mrs. Ellen Joan Moir Bailey, of Charlotte, on Sunday, December 30, 2018.  She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Richard D. Bailey,  and a grandson, Benjamin.  She is survived by three children: Kimberly Cook (Raymond), Kent Bailey, and Mark Bailey ...

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 - Mrs. Billie W. Lawing

Wife of Rev. Bud Lawing
Date of Death: 12/16/2018 | Clergy Spouse
We have received word of the Sunday, December 16, 2018 death of Mrs. Billie Sue West Lawing, of Brevard.  She is survived by her husband, the Rev. Luther H. [Bud] Lawing, Jr.; their children: Erin Lawing, Scott Lawing (Nancy), Kim Lawing, and Susan Lawing Barnes (Steve); and two grandchildren.  ...

Notice of Death - Mrs. Carolyn M. Strader

Widow of Rev. R. Harold Strader, Sr.
Date of Death: 12/8/2018 | Clergy Spouse
We have received word of the death of Mrs. Carolyn McCullough Strader on Saturday, December 8, 2018 in Asheville.  She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. R. Harold Strader, Sr.  She is survived by four children: David (Shelley), Phil (Sandy), Russell (Toni), and Lynn (Paul); thirteen ...

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 - Mrs. M. Janice Wombough

Spouse of Rev. Bill Wombough
Date of Death: 11/16/2018 | Clergy Spouse
We have received word of the Friday, November 16, 2018 death of Mrs. Mary Janice Spencer Wombough of Leicester.  She was preceded in death by a son, Jack Spencer Wombough.  Surviving is her husband, the Rev. William B. Wombough; a son, Ron Wombough; a daughter, Jacquelyn Sharpe; and three ...

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 - Mrs. Claire K. Wellons

Widow of Rev. Albert W. Wellons
Date of Death: 11/12/2018 | Clergy Spouse
We have received word of the death of Mrs. Margaret Claire Kennedy Wellons of Pacific, Missouri, on Monday, November 12, 2018.  She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Albert W. Wellons, in 1979.  She is survived by two daughters, Linda S. Wellons and Carol A. Wellons; a son, James A. ...

Notice of Death - Mrs. Mary Ann Hunt

Widow of Bishop Earl G. Hunt, Jr.
Date of Death: 11/10/2018 | Clergy Spouse
We have received word of the death of Mrs. Mary Ann Kyker Hunt of Asheville, on Saturday, November 10, 2018.  Mary Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Bishop Earl G. Hunt, Jr, who served as bishop of the Western NC Conference from 1964 to 1976.  She is survived by her son, Dr. E. Stephen Hunt ...

Notice of Death - Mrs. Shirlie A. Isenhour

Spouse of Rev. Olin Isenhour
Date of Death: 10/31/2018 | Clergy Spouse
We have received word of the Wednesday, October 31, 2018 death of Mrs. Shirlie Ann Simmons Isenhour of Statesville.  She is survived by husband, the Rev. Olin Bernis Isenhour; two sons, Olin Brian Isenhour and Philip Andre Isenhour (Annette); two daughters, Theresa Lynn “Terri” Watt (Darrell), and ...

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, ...
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