Thelma Pearl Leasher McCary, 83, of Statesville, N.C., passed away on Sunday, January 9, 2022, at Gordon Hospice House.

Pearl was born on March 6, 1938, in Scottsdale, Pa., and was the daughter of the late Elmer Leasher and Iantha Lint Leasher. She attended Scottsdale, Pa., Schools. Pearl loved traveling, especially through Europe when Mac was in service, she also enjoyed camping and traveling in an RV and going to the beach.

She is survived by her husband, Allen “Mac” McCary Sr.; daughters, Peggy McCary Menster (Ted) and Julie McCary; son, Allen (Al) McCary Jr.; grandchildren, Robert Melendez, David McCary, Andrea Donaldson (Jim) and Kimberly Benfield (Clark). Also surviving are her great grandchildren, Dylan Donaldson, Caleb Donaldson, Carsyn Benfield, Logan Benfield, Avery Benfield, Easton Benfield and Ryker J.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 13, at Troutman Baptist Church with Rev. John Stevenson officiating. Family will visit with friend following the service. A private burial service will be held at Iredell Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gordon Hospice House or Troutman Baptist Church. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family.