Ernestine Owens Hoffner, 84, of Cleveland, N.C., passed away on Friday, April 24, 2020, at The Laurels of Salisbury.

She was born on May 11, 1935, in Iredell County, N.C., to the late Ernest and Lorene Sloop Ownes. Mrs. Hoffner was a retired Registered Nurse. She was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Mount Ulla, where she was a former member of the choir.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James William Hoffner Sr.

She is survived by her sons, Jimmy Hoffner and wife Millicent, Lonnie Hoffner and wife Julie, and Ricky Hoffner and fiancée Vanessa Bagby; brother, Edwin Owens and wife Jo Carroll; grandchildren, Brandon Hoffner, Laura Allen, John Hoffner, Carrie Barnhardt, Hunter Hoffner, and Hillary Key; and great grandchildren, Peyton Key, Parker Hoffner, Westin Hoffner, Sadie Allen, Luke Allen, and Tucker Barnhard.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 27, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church Cemetery with Rev. Scott Wix officiating. For those who are unable to attend the service, you may go to the following link for the live stream

A Memorial service will be held at a later date when conditions permit.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church Music Program, 11020 NC Hwy 801, Mt. Ulla, North Carolina 28125.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the Hoffner family. Condolences may be made to the family at

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