Doris Lucille Davis McNeely, 93, of Statesville, N.C., passed away Monday, April 26, 2021 at her home.

Mrs. McNeely was born December 17, 1927, in Rowan County and was the daughter of the late Lacy King Davis and Nora Boan Davis.

She was a graduate of Statesville Senior High School and Mitchell College. On September 20, 1947, she married the late John Linden McNeely Sr., who passed away in 1998. She was a member of New Sterling ARP Church and retired from JC Penny after 34 years.

She is survived by two sons, John L. McNeely Jr. of Blowing Rock, N.C., and Gary D. McNeely of Boone, N.C.

In addition to her husband and parents, Doris was preceded in death by one sister, Aletha D. Fernandez; and an aunt, Bertie Kracal.

A private family graveside service will be held Thursday, April 29, 2021, in the New Sterling ARP Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Sterling ARP Church or to Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family.