Obituaries March 22, 2015

Published 11:26 am Sunday, March 22, 2015

Clara Edith Barney

Miss Clara Edith Barney, 93, of Cornatzer Road, Mocksville, died at her home surrounded by her loved ones, Tuesday, March 17, 2015.

She was born June 10, 1921 in Davie County to the late George Anderson and Mattie Maudie Hendrix Barney. She attended Cornatzer Baptist Church as long as her health permitted. She loved singing hymns and nature.

She was also preceded in death by her siblings, Lucy Barney, Calvin Barney and Ava Barney Jones; and brothers-in-law, Brady Barney, Bub Jones, Bill Shoaf and Norman T. Smith.

Survivors: a brother, Paul B. Barney (Lois) of Advance; 2 sisters, Ella B. Smith and Bobbie Shoaf, a sister-in-law, Frances Barney, all of Mocksville; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was conducted at 3 p.m. Friday, March 20 at Cornatzer Baptist Church, with the Revs. Richard Whiteheart and David Maynard officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends in the church one hour prior to the service.

Memorials: Baptist Children’s Home, PO Box 338, Thomasville,   27361.


James Eli ‘Jay’ Cothren

Mr. James “Jay” Eli Cothren, 75, of Statesville, died Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at Iredell Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Cothren was born Feb. 16, 1940 in Wilkes County and was the son of the late Jarva Cothren and Blanche Mastin Cothren. He was educated in Wilkes County schools and on April 20, 1969, married Bunny Parsons Cothren, who survives. He was a heavy equipment operator with Bell Construction for 23 years and following his retirement, he went to work for Bartlett Milling as a truck driver and retired from there after nine years.

He was also preceded in death by a son, Glenn Irwin.

Survivors: his wife, Bunny Cothren; 3 sons, Freddy Cothren (Pat) of Mocksville, Gary Irwin (Carrie) of Kathleen, Ga., and Richard Locke (Pam) of Stony Point; a  daughter, Wendy C. Coleman (Luke) of Statesville; 3 brothers, Dale Pendergrass (Judy) of Kannapolis, Grady Johnson (Faye) of Statesville, and Gary Johnson of Morganton; 3 sisters, Millie Johnson, Becky Dellinger (Bill) and Pat Shoemaker (Wayne Carrigan), all of Statesville; 12 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, March 20 in the Nicholson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Parks officiating. The family visited with friends Thursday evening at the funeral home.


Leslie Driver ‘L.D.’ Hendricks

Leslie Driver “L.D.” Hendricks, 80, of Mocksville, died Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at Davie Place Residential Care after a period of declining health.

A native of Davie County, he was born July 20, 1934. He was the youngest and last surviving of 9 children born to the late Willie G. and Susie Hunter Hendricks. He was retired from Western Electric, and was a lifetime member of Union Chapel United Methodist Church. He was skilled in carpentry and enjoyed woodworking, gardening, working in his flowers, fishing and all outdoor activities. He was best known for his kindness and helping others. He touched many hearts, from those of family and friends to the caregivers who became like family.

Survivors: a daughter, Pamela J. Hendricks, and a son, Ricky S. Hendricks, both of Mocksville; 4 grandchildren, Chasity Hart and husband Daniel, Carrie A. Bolin, Logan and Jesse Hendricks; 2 great-grandchildren, Jordann and Bree Hart; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 21 at Union Chapel United Methodist Church officiated by the Revs. Neal Jones and Darren Crotts. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends fFriday at Davie Funeral Service Chapel. Pallbearers were Daniel Hart, Ken Rudd, Matthew Rudd, Avery Brown, Roger Parrish and Eric Brown.

Memorials: Union Chapel UMC, 2030 US 601 N., Mocksville.