Obituary – Mary Mozelle Wetmore Gaither

Mary Mozelle Wetmore Gaither, 97, formerly of Gaither Road, Statesville, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2012 at Statesville Place, Statesville, NC. Born 3 February 1914, in Harmony, NC, she was the daughter of the late Theophilus Broadfoot Wetmore and Mildred Steele Wetmore.

Mary attended Mitchell College earning a two year degree and fur­thered her education at Appalachian State Teachers College where she earned a teaching certificate. After eight years of teaching in Iredell County Schools, Mary left the teaching profession and with her hus­ band founded Gaither Building Company of Statesville.

In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband of almost 60 years, Sam Carson Gaither, a son, Jerry Wayne Gaither, and a sister, Anne Troy Wetmore Morton. She is survived by two children, Jane G (M J ) Yelton of Statesville and Sam Carson (Kirsten) Gaither, Jr. of Bluffton, SC, four grandchildren, four great grandchildrn and one sister, Myrtle Felts Wetmore Eggers. Mary was a long time member of the Society of John Gaither Descendants.

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