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Sarah Kathleen (Fox) McCoy

August 14, 1920 ~ June 7, 2017 (age 96)

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Sarah Kathleen Fox McCoy, 96, of Statesville, passed away June 7, 2017 surrounded by family.

The youngest of eleven children, she was born August 14, 1920 in Iredell County to the late John Calvin and Della Hatchett Fox.  Kathleen was a 1937 graduate of Cool Spring High School and was married to William Coyte McCoy on May 11, 1940.  They enjoyed almost 60 years of marriage before his passing in 2000. 

Mrs. McCoy is survived by a son, John William McCoy(June) of Statesville; daughters, Linda Stikeleather (John) of Statesville, Judy Kennedy (Max) of Denver, NC, and Sandra VanHoy (Albert) of Olin; four grandchildren:  Melissa Fowler (Greg) of Stanley, Scott Kennedy (Brent) of Denver, Colo., John Stikeleather, III (Lea) of Statesville, and Carrie Currie (Joe) of Hillsborough, NC.  In addition, Kathleen is survived by six great-grandchildren:  Allison F. Saunders (Matt), Eian Fowler (Kelsey), John “Jack” Stikeleather, IV, Baker Stikeleather, Jacob Currie, and Carter Currie.  She is further survived by three sister-in-laws and numerous nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by grandsons, John William “Jay” McCoy, Jr. and Adam VanHoy (infant); a sister, Nora F. Wilkie; and brothers, Earl, Garland (infant), Glenn, Clint, Rome, Horace, Mack, J. Coite, and Devon Fox.

Kathleen was a lifelong member of Providence United Methodist Church where she served in various ways during her early years.  She was a homemaker and after the children were in school, she worked at United Merchants, retiring in 1983.

Funeral services will be held 3:30 pm Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Providence United Methodist Church with Revs. David Locke and Ron Karriker officiating.  Visitation will be held prior to the service in the Church Fellowship Hall from 2:00 – 3:15 pm.  Mrs. McCoy will lie in state at Nicholson Funeral Home until Noon on Sunday prior to the funeral hour.

The family would like to express their gratitude to Kathleen's caregivers:  Jewell Layne, Inez Haley, Millie Perkins, Jean Swaim, and Robin Bell for their love and support.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Providence UMC, 1273 Old Mocksville Road, Statesville, NC 28625 or the Jay McCoy Scholarship Fund directed to the same address.  Online condolences may be made to the family at www.nicholsonfunerals.com and Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family.


Charitable donations may be made to:

Providence UMC
1273 Old Mocksville Road, Statesville NC 28625
Tel: 1-704-873-8971

Jay McCoy Scholarship Fund
1273 Old Mocksville Road, Statesville NC 28625
Tel: 1-704-872-5287
Email: jbfraley@nicholsonfunerals.com



 Service Information

Visitation
Sunday
June 11, 2017

2:00 PM to 3:15 PM
Providence United Methodist Church
1273 Old Mocksville Road
Statesville, NC 28625

Funeral Service
Sunday
June 11, 2017

3:30 PM
Providence United Methodist Church
1273 Old Mocksville Road
Statesville, NC 28625


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