Naomi Cartner Stroud

Published 1:16 pm Friday, August 7, 2015

Naomi Cartner Stroud, 96, Statesville, died on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 at Gordon Hospice House.

Born in Iredell County on Nov. 7, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Percy Lee Cartner and Etta Foster Cartner. Mrs. Stroud was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church, where she had taught Sunday school and Vacation Bible School. She worked for Drexel-Heritage Furniture in Mocksville. She took pride in her family, especially her two grandchildren, Adam Stroud and Leah Stroud. She loved spending time with them and creating memories.

She was preceded in death in February 1995, by her husband, Garl L. Stroud, whom she married on Nov. 24, 1937; a brother, Paul Cartner; and 3 sisters, Beulah Prather, Mary Etta Godbey and Ruth Kimmer.

Survivors: her son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Jesse and Annette Stroud of Mooresville; 2 grandchildren, Adam Stroud and Leah Stroud; a brother, John Cartner; a sister, Elizabeth Stroud; and a special niece who helped with her care, Marie Prather.

The family received friends Friday, Aug. 7 from 11-11:30 a.m. at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home. The funeral service was at 11:30 a.m. in the Westmoreland Chapel of the funeral home with Dr. Jesse Stroud officiating. Burial followed at Iredell Memorial Gardens.

Memorials: Fern Hill Baptist Church or Hope Christian Academy, 872 Fern Hill Road, Mooresville, 28117.