Julia Anne Wilson Cloaninger, 86, of Statesville, N.C., passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at Gordon Hospice House.

Born in Iredell County on October 24, 1933, she was the daughter of the late John Clay Wilson and Ella Clyde Gibson Wilson.

Julia graduated from Scotts High School in 1951. She worked at Merchants & Farmers Bank and, later, NCNB. She spent eleven years in banking.

On August 14, 1956, she married Joe Alben Cloaninger, who survives. They shared 64 years together.

After the birth of their first child, Julia worked as a homemaker and bookkeeper for the family dairy farm. She enjoyed traveling with her family, whom she loved greatly, and she was an avid home cook. Julia was a member of Front Street Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, Julia was preceded in death by one sister, Elsie Holthouser.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Joe; sons, Curtis (Marion) Cloaninger of Boone, N.C., and Trent (Marcy) Cloaninger of Statesville; one daughter, Janet Cloaninger of Atlanta, Ga.; one brother, J.C. Wilson; one sister, Helen Henry; and two step-granddaughters, Amy and Savannah Squibb.

A graveside service will be held Sunday, September 20, 2020, at 1 p.m. at Iredell Memorial Gardens with Rev. John Stevenson officiating. The family will speak to friends following the service.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625, or to Breast Cancer Research Foundation at https://www.bcrf.org/ (1-866-346-3228).

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.bunchjohnsonfuneralhome.com.

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Cloaninger family.

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