Linnie Elmore Waugh, 94, of Statesville, N.C., passed away Saturday morning, October 2, 2021, at the Gordon Hospice House. Linnie was born on April 17, 1927, in Iredell County and was the daughter of the late James William and Gracie Denny Elmore.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Harry Eugene Waugh, who passed away February 23, 1999; six brothers, an infant brother, Herbert, George, Lee, Santford and R.C. Elmore; and three sisters, Pearlie Mae E. Turner, Florence E. Hinson and Stella E. Little Wilson.

Those left to cherish her memory are one son and daughter-in-law, Bennie and Barbara Souther Waugh of Statesville; one grandson, Clint Matthew Waugh and his wife Michelle of Jacksonville, Fla.; numerous nieces and nephews; and one special niece, Gladys Little Thompson of Statesville.

Linnie worked for Flexnit of Statesville and continued to work there after Bali, Sara Lee Corporation bought Flexnit. She retired in 1992 after nearly 30 years of being a dedicated, hard-working employee. Linnie loved to sew and make beaded dolls and ornaments. Later she began making all kinds of items from plastic canvas, too. She loved spending time working with her crafts. Numerous family members and friends looked forward to Christmas as she always made lots of ornaments for Christmas giving.

The family will speak to friends Friday, October 8, 2021, at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home from 1 to 2 p.m. The funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. in the Chapel with Rev. Jonathon Sherrill officiating. A private burial will follow at Iredell Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Iredell County, 2341 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625.

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

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