Lucille Campbell Gatton

Published 3:07 pm Friday, July 10, 2020

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Lucille Campbell Gatton, 95, forerly of Olin, died on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House of Salisbury.

She lived at Compass Healthcare & Rehabilitation Rowan in Spencer since Feb. 7, until she went to hospice. Born Jan. 23, 1925 in Iredell County to the late Romaf and Dobie Campbell, she was married to the late James Lee Gatton for almost 65 years. He died Dec. 9, 2012.

She was also preceded in death by: 3 brothers, Clay, Boyd, Gilbert Campbell; 3 sisters, Effie Benfield of Olin, Hazel Vaner of North Wilksboro, Mildred Tayes of Lexington; and 1 granddaughter, Christy Robertson of East Bend.

Survivors: her only son, Billy Gatton and wife Marie of Mocksville (She lived with them since December 2012.); 2 sisters, Kathleen Patterson (Ed) of Statesville, Betty Jo McDaniels (Charlie) of Statesville; 2 grandchildren, Eddie Gatton (Lisa), Becky Reavis of Greensboro; 2 step grandchildren, Tony Cowel (Laura) of Gold Hill, Jeff Cowel (Robin) of Mocksville; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was a member of Lightness in the Darkness of Harmony. She attended Edgewood Baptist Church in Cooleemee with her son and wife as long as she was able.

 Visitation will be Tuesday, July 14 from 10-11 a.m. at Davie Funeral Service in Mocksville. The service will follow.

A private burial will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 14  at Salisbury National Cemetery.