Marie Condrey Koone, age 69, of Union Mills, died Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at Hospice House of the Carolina Foothills.
She was a native of McDowell County and the daughter of the late Lee Condrey and the late Agnes Toney Condrey. She was a member of Mountain Creek Baptist Church. She worked the last three years of her career as a CNA and as a beautician for over thirty years prior. Marie was preceded in death by her twin brother Michael Condrey.
She is survived by her husband: Chris Koone.
One Son: Marty Monk and his wife Julie
One step-son: Andy Koone
One step-daughter: Katherine Beaver
One Grandchild: Anna Beaver
The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sunday, September 23, 2018 prior to the service at the church. The Funeral service will be at Mountain Creek Baptist Church at 11:00 AM, Sunday, September 23, 2018 with Reverend Charles McClure and Reverend Walker Toney officiating. Interment will be at Mountain Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Online guest register available at www.mcmahansfuneralhome.com. McMahan’s Funeral Home & Cremation Services in charge of arrangements.
Laura Elizabeth Stubbing Pocock passed away peacefully on September 15, 2018 in Rutherfordton, NC. She was born May 23, 1957 to Richard and Patricia Stubbing. She was the loving mother of four daughters, Meaghan, Sarah, Caroline, and Emily, and was a new grandmother to Kamryn James.
Laura was also an attorney, community volunteer, chef extraordinaire, queen of accessories, and a dear friend. Her talents were endless and she shared them generously. At her best, Laura was capable of anything; her love was plentiful and limitless. She affectionately called everyone she met “dear,” “babe,” or “sweetie,” and was endearingly deemed “Laura Beth,” “Stubbs,” “Mommy,” “Momma,” and “Mamagirl” by those who loved her most.
Laura was born in Istanbul, Turkey and grew up in Arlington, VA. She was an honored graduate of the University of Virginia and received her law degree from William & Mary Law School. She spent time between her studies backpacking through Europe, where she fell in love with the beautiful waters of Greece. She practiced law in Texas, New York and North Carolina.
She lived in Dallas, TX, Manhattan, NY, and Norwalk, CT with David Pocock, her loving husband of many years, and in 1990 they moved to Rutherfordton, NC where they raised their four daughters. Laura’s achievements were many, but one of her proudest was her involvement with KidSenses Interactive Children’s Museum in Rutherfordton. Laura was passionate about children’s issues, education, and protecting the mountains of North Carolina. She was happiest spending time with her family, hearing live music, and being near water.
She is survived by her four daughters and granddaughter, her mother, Patricia Stubbing, her siblings, David Anthony Stubbing, Mary Pat McDonald, and Matt and Holly Stubbing, many nieces and nephews, extended family members, and close friends who became family to her.
A celebration of life will be held on Monday, September 24, 2018 at 1:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church. A receiving of friends will be held in the church’s Fellowship Hall at noon on Monday at 264 Main St., Rutherfordton, NC. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations may be made in Laura’s name to KidSenses Interactive Children’s Museum.
Arrangements are in the care of McMahan’s Funeral Home in Rutherfordton, NC.
Joseph William Vickers, Sr., age 89, of Henrietta, passed away Thursday, September 20, 2018 at Fair Haven of Forest City.
LAWNDALE – Dorothy Ellen Shepherd Kelly, 66, passed away on Monday, September 17, 2018 at Wendover Hospice surrounded by her loving and devoted family. She is predeceased by her mother, Lucille Reynolds of Shelby and grandson, “Baby Ace” Carter Troyer.
Ellen leaves behind to cherish her memories her husband, Jimmie Ray Kelly of the home; father, Robert Reynolds of Shelby; three children, daughter, Ruth Dover and husband, Wayne of Kings Mountain, son, John Wayne Shepherd and wife Sherrill of Lawndale and daughter, Kimberly Earlene Shepherd and boyfriend Brian Pearson; eight grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; four fur babies she loved dearly; special friend, Steve Wandzilak.
She enjoyed gardening and cooking but most of all she enjoyed being with her family. She will truly be missed.