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Novella Chapman

July 2, 1923 ~ October 27, 2022 (age 99) 99 Years Old





Erma Novella Chapman, age 99 of Casar, died Thursday, October 27, 2022, at the home of her daughter.  Erma was born on July 2, 1923  in Rutherford County and was a daughter of the late John Grant Guffey and Mary Brackett Guffey and widow of the late Fred Chapman.  She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school and sang in the choir for fifty years.  She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and loved to cook.

Survivors include her sons, Randy Chapman (Karen) of Bostic, Mike Chapman (Tammy) of Shelby, Tim Chapman (Gail) of Bostic and Keith Chapman (Susan of Bostic; daughters, Judy Brackett (Steve) of Bostic, Chris Freeman (James) of Bostic, Barbara Davis (Mike) of Union Mills and Tammy Gallen (Greg) of Casar; sister-in-law, Marilyn Guffey of Casar; seventeen grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and a great great grandchild.  She was also preceded in death by a son, Gary Steve Chapman.

Funeral services will be held at two o’clock on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with  the Reverend Jamie Bridges officiating.  Her Grandsons will offer eulogies.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.  Her body will lie in state from  1 until the hour of service at the church. 

Memorials may be made to Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Post Office Box 326, Casar, NC 28020 or Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, Post Office Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043. 

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