Mary Elizabeth Dunagan, age 74 of Hiddenite, North Carolina, passed away on Sunday, October 17, 2021, in Catawba County.
Mary was born on Friday, July 18, 1947, to the late Joseph Herbert Spencer and Bertha Jane Bass Spencer in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Mary was retired from Charlotte Mecklenburg School System as a Teacher’s Assistant, working with special education children.
Mary was known for her wonderful green thumb and working in her flower garden. She also enjoyed quilting, sewing, and cooking. She had a special love for her cat, She She.
Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of fifty plus years, Fred Leon Dunagan, and a brother, Robert Earl Spencer of Hickory, North Carolina.
Those left to cherish the memories of Mary include her six children.
Ronald Dunagan (Dessi), of Bulgaria, Terry Dunagan, of Troy, North Carolina, Rodney Dunagan (Sherri), of Alabama, Lisa Love-Kaiser (Frank), of Charlotte, North Carolina, Diana Aburto (Alex), Piedras Negras, Mexico, and William Dunagan of Pennsylvania.
Eight grandchildren and Ten great-grandchildren.
Sisters, Shirley Lambert (Jimmy) of Hiddenite, North Carolina, Betty Deans (Melvin), of Johnston, South Carolina, and brother, Joe Spencer, of Charlotte, North Carolina, along with several nephews and nieces.
Visitation will be Friday, October 22, 2021, from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm, with service to follow.
Graveside service will be Saturday, October 23, 2021, at 12:00 pm at Oakboro City Cemetery, 1397 North Main Street, Oakboro, NC 28129
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service.
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