Grace Mauldin

    Grace Bowman Mauldin, 86, of Murphy, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in an Atlanta, Ga., hospital.
    She was a native and lifelong resident of Cherokee County. She was a homemaker and member of Fort Hembree Missionary Baptist Church.
    She was the daughter of the late Walter and Vallie Mae Allen Bowman, and wife of the late Wesley Thomas “Lightning” Mauldin, who died June 2, 2010.
    Surviving are two daughters, Jenny O’dell of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Lucy Raoof and husband Abdus of Atlanta, Ga.; two sons, Michael T. Mauldin of Atlanta, Ga., and Los Angeles, Calif., and Ford Mauldin of Johnson City, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Jermaine Mauldin, Dr. Lindsay Foreman, Wesley O’dell, Victor Hall and Sunni Mauldin; and four great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy, with the Revs. Javan Harper, Harold Holbrook, Donald Carter and Louis Grant, and Elder Thelena Turner officiating. The interment was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Thomas Nelson, Victor Hall, Mark Pickens, Martin Allen, Kent Dorsey and Harry Hall. Honorary pallbearers were J.T. Nicely, James Smith and Derrick Kincaid.
    The family received friends from 7-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy.
    The family requests memorials be made in memory of Grace Bowman Mauldin to Fort Hembree Missionary Baptist Church, P.O. Box 557, Hayesville, NC 28904.
    Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy, was in charge of all arrangements.
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