James Cline Gaither

Published 3:01 pm Monday, May 29, 2017

  • Mr. James Cline Gaither, 88, of Harmony, died Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Davis Regional Medical Center.

    Born in Iredell County, he was the last living child of Alexander Milton Gaither and Elizabeth Ann Nichols Gaither. Mr. Gaither was a member of Clarksbury United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir. He enjoyed singing, cooking, gardening and farming. He retired from Jones’ Grocery and poultry farming. He also sang in the Davie Singing Seniors group.

    He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Pauline Foster Gaither.

    He was also preceded in death by all of his brothers and sisters: Ralph, Roy, Richard, A.M. and John Gaither, Louise Cartner, Esther Campbell and Virginia Jones.

    Survivors: his son, Tim Gaither and wife Lisa; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

    Services celebrating Mr. Gaither’s life will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Clarksbury United Methodist Church with Pastor Cliff Wall and the Rev. Donnie Durham officiating. He will lie in state at the church for 30 minutes prior to the funeral hour and burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family was to receive friends Wednesday evening at Nicholson Funeral Home from 6-8.

    Condolences: www.nicholsonfunerals.com.

    Memorials: Clarksbury UMC Cemetery Fund, C/O Rhoda Redmond, 672 Rimrock Rd., Statesville, 28625.