May 25, 1925 - June 12, 2020 Helen Crabb Pope, 95, of Mooresville, passed away Friday, June 12, 2020, at her residence.
Born May 25, 1925, in Mooresville, she was a daughter of the late J.C. Crabb and Ola Dancy Crabb.
Mrs. Pope was a 1942 graduate of Mooresville High School, graduate of King's College and attended Gardner Webb University. She worked as a secretary at Wake Forest University and then worked as a real estate broker. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church where she was in the Little Women Sunday School Class.
Mrs. Pope was preceded in death by her husbands, Charles Stephen Beck, who died in World War II and William Henry “Dick” Pope in 1993; daughter, Patricia “Pat” Lea Pope Brown; and brothers, Howard, Monroe, Bobby, and Mack Crabb.
She is survived by her son, Stephen “Steve” Beck Pope (Janet) of Mooresville; son-in-law, Al Brown Jr. of Boca Raton, Fla.; grandchildren, Jamie Pope, Travis Brown (Corrine), Tiffany Moore (Sean) and Brian Sweezy (Susie); great-grandchildren, Connor, Cayden and Cameron Brown, Olivia and Lyla Moore and J. R. and Madison Sweezy; and three great-great-grandchildren. Helen’s family would like to acknowledge and thank Sofia, for her many years of loving care and friendship.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 17, at Southside Baptist Church in Mooresville, with the Rev. Mark Ball officiating. Burial will follow in Willow Valley Cemetery in Mooresville. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. in the church fellowship hall, prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Southside Baptist Church, 525 S Broad St., Mooresville, NC 28115 or to the Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Rd., Statesville, NC 28625.
Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, is serving the Pope family.
Henry "Hank" Silas Swaenepoel, 79, of Mooresville, passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2020. The previous visitation for Henry Silas Swaenepoel for Sunay, June 14, has been postponed till a later date. Cavin-Cook Funeral Homeand Crematory, Mooresville is serving the family.
October 5, 2020 - June 9, 2020 William "Bill" Richard Griffith, 95, of Mooresville, passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Born Oct. 5, 1924, in Davidson, Bill was one of 12 children of the late Thomas Moore and Mabel Garrison Griffith. Bill will be remembered as a role model of kindness, integrity, and service. He contributed greatly to our country's freedom as a PFC in the U.S. Army during World War II. As an infantryman, he served on the front lines of Europe, including the historic Battle of the Bulge. After the war, Bill earned his college degree, then met the love of his life, Charlotte Upright, and married her. Together they raised two daughters and enjoyed 66 years of marriage. For 30 years, he worked as a teacher, coach, and vice-principal for Mooresville Junior High School. He achieved a Master's Degree in Education from Appalachian State University. As an active contributing member of Triplett United Methodist Church, he taught Sunday school, served on committees, and worked with the Methodist Men. Bill grew up on his family's farm in Davidson along with his brothers and sisters who he loved dearly. Outgoing and friendly, he enjoyed people and made friends easily. He was always happy to help others. His daughters and grandchildren will remember him as generous, welcoming, dependable, loving, and someone steady to lean on. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Moore and Mabel Garrison Griffith; and wife, Charlotte Upright Griffith. He is survived by his daughters, Gail Griffith Shoe and husband, Jeff, Mary Griffith Grasberg; grandchildren, Grant Shoe, Leah Owen and Ben Grasberg; great-grandchildren, Zoe and Ryder Shoe; brother, Ben Griffith; and sisters, Anne Cleary and Mary Smith. Funeral services were held Friday, June 12, at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Dave Keck officiating. The family would especially like to thank four beloved caregivers who cared for Bill in the last years of his life. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Triplett United Methodist Church, 838 Mazeppa Rd., Mooresville, NC 28115. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home and Crematory, Mooresville www.cavin-cook.com
February 22, 1932 - June 10, 2020 Ira Washington Stultz, 88, of Mt. Ulla, passed away Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at his residence. He was born Feb. 22, 1932, in Snow Creek, Va., to the late George and Ethel Thomas Stultz. After graduating high school, Ira went on to a two year trade school and learned the trade of machinist. He then joined the U.S. Navy, and served on the USS Abbott Destroyer from 1952 to 1956. After 34 years of service with Duke Power, he retired and took up his love of woodworking. He also loved to run, especially with his sons, and was the cofounder of the Mooresville Running Club. Ira was a member of Liberty Baptist Church in Mooresville, where he used his woodworking skills to make podiums for every Sunday school class, and foot stools for anyone whose feet couldn't reach the floor. He loved helping out in Vacation Bible School, teaching children different skills using wood. He also helped out in the sound booth and sometimes sang in the choir. His favorite social times were with his Sunday school class and senior trips. Ira loved his God and his church. He was a strong, quiet man of few words. However, when he did speak, everyone enjoyed listening to what he had to say. He was a listener, provider for his family, generous, and a man of his word. Ira enjoyed history and watching Westerns. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Louise Griffith Stultz; son, Mark A. Stultz; stepson-in-law, Larry Campbell; sisters, Mamie Major, Ruby Isley, Ruth Trent; and brothers, J.D. Stultz, Willard Stultz, Willis Stultz, Lewis Stultz, and G.A. Stultz. He is survived by his wife, Mary Floyd Stultz; son, David Kyle Stultz; stepchildren, Tammy Russ (Danny), Eddie Brown (Spankey Tovar-Brown), Scottie Brown (Kim), Mary Ellen Campbell; 18 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. The family will receive friends today (Sunday, June 14), from 2 to 3 p.m., followed by a service at 3 p.m., at Liberty Baptist Church. The Rev. Eddie Graham will be officiating. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, June 15, at Ridge View Cemetery in Eden. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Liberty Baptist Church Missions Fund, 171 Johnson Dairy Rd., Mooresville, NC 28115. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville www.cavin-cook.com
September 8, 1987 - June 11, 2020 Justin Scott Ogle, 32, of Mooresville, passed away Thursday, June 11, 2020. He was born Sept. 8, 1987, and lived a life surrounded by love and family. Anyone that knew him knew he had passion for two things, baseball and his family. His first love was baseball; he was an avid baseball player who played American Legion and traveled numerous years to play. There was not a day that Justin did not express his deep love for his wife Christina, their four beautiful children, and his immediate family. Justin was a hands-on father in a way many have never seen. His love for his family was undeniable. He worked in property management and lawn care for many years and was a perfectionist in his trade. In his free time, you could find him in the ocean for hours, playing with his children all day in the sand, throwing a football, or being a behind the scenes sports commentator. He knew every athletic stat you could ever need to know. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Andy Britz. Justin is survived by his wife, Christina Ann Ogle; children, Jackson, Cameron, Zane and Fiona Ogle; mother, Beth Stacy (Mike); sister, Amanda Wolfe (Cale); grandparents, Lynn Britz, Jerry Mesimer (Sandi), Benton Stacy (Judy); Christina's parents, Steve and Robin Horney; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, June 15, at Prospect Presbyterian Church, in Mooresville, with the Rev. Will Gipe officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Ogle Children's Benefit Fund, c/o Christina Ogle, P.O. Box 977, Mooresville, NC 28115. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville www.cavin-cook.com
June 27, 1941 - June 8, 2020 Lawrence "Larry" L. Quinn, of Chicago, Ill., and Mooresville, died Monday, June 8, 2020, after a short illness unrelated to the current COVID-19 pandemic. He is survived by his wife, Theresa; children, John and Marie Quinn, Shellane and Tom Mulcahy, Luke and Yasuko Quinn; grandchildren, Meaghan, Morgan, and Declan Quinn, Rory, Shannon, and Graeme Mulcahy and Mona and Minka Quinn; many nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-laws and friends. Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Luke C. Quinn and Geraldine K. Schulte; sister, Mary; brother, John; and his Uncle Jack. Larry was born June 27, 1941. He was very proud to say that he was born above the saloon that his parents owned in Delhi, Iowa. He had a 'Huck Finn' early life living along the river and loving to ride his horses until the death of his father, at which point, he took over operating the family farm at the age of 15. Larry served in the U.S. Navy, and then attended the University of Iowa. After a short stint in the business world, he began a 42-year farming career in Cedar County, Iowa. Larry loved the land and made it a practice to always leave the land better than he found it. He was active in Cedar County Farm Bureau, served on the Clarence-Lowden and North Cedar School Boards. He was elected to the Eastern Iowa Light and Power Cooperative Board at the age of 39, and served 25 years. He subsequently served on the CIPCO G & T Board for 8 years, and the State Board of Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives for 4 1/2 years. Larry retired to North Carolina when he hung up his farmer's hat. It was retirement in words only, as until recently, he was actively managing commercial real estate properties in the south-eastern United States. Larry was a long-time member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Tipton, Iowa; more recently a member of St. Therese Catholic Church in Mooresville, and an occasional patron of the music program at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Chicago, Illinois. Larry was a gregarious, lover of people who never let a stranger remain a stranger for long. He felt it his God-given right to embellish any story with a little Irish color. Those who knew him and loved him will miss him dearly. May he be driving around heaven in a brand new black shiny Cadillac Escalade. The family will have private services at a later date. His wife is currently residing at their home in Chicago, 2801 N Oakley Avenue #406, Chicago, IL 60618.
Annie Mae Gaston, 90, of Cornelius, passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Funeral Services for Ms. Gaston were held Saturday, June 13, at 1 p.m., at Torrence Chapel AME Zion Church in Cornelius, with visitation being held 1 hour prior to the serivce. W.H. Bryant A.E. Grier & Sons Funeral Home of Mooresville is serving the Gaston Family.