Gaynell Branton Stikeleather, 75, of Stony Point, N.C., passed away at Autumn Care on November 7, 2020. She was born Thursday, December 21, 1944, in Alexander County to the late William Fred Branton and Ida Gay Christopher Branton.

Gaynell was a member of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, Gaynell was preceded in death by her daughter, Kim Jolly; one brother, John Branton; and one sister, Colleen Chapman.

Gaynell is survived by her sister, Virginia Moore of Statesville; and special sister in-law and friend, Juanita Stikeleather.

A Graveside Service will be conducted at 4 p.m. on Monday, November 9, 2020, at the Mt. Nebo Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Brian Eades will officiate. The body will lie in state prior to the service from 12 to 3 p.m. at Chapman Funeral Home. There will be no formal visitation.

Chapman Funeral Home is serving the family.

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