Martha Stamey Gant
In God's Care
Canton- On the beautiful Autumn day of September 25, 2017, a dear and precious lady, Martha Elizabeth Stamey Gant, age 88, entered into her eternal heavenly home.
Mrs. Gant was born December 29, 1928 in Haywood County to the late Fred Stamey and the late Alma Wilson Stamey. She had resided in Haywood County all of her life and had been employed as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Britthaven in Clyde where her kind, caring and giving heart made a difference in many lives each day. Martha will forever be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, sister and also a dear friend. She was a wonderful homemaker, devoting her life to her family and always welcoming everyone who visited the Gant home with open arms. She enjoyed crocheting, loved beautiful flowers and she could often be found working in her flower and vegetable gardens that were kept manicured to perfection. Martha spent endless hours canning jars of homemade jelly and also her bounty of vegetables that she harvested from her garden. Mrs. Gant’s strong faith was an important part of her life and she was a faithful member of Crestview Baptist Church where she had served as a teacher of the children’s Sunday School Class. She was a wonderful cook and you could always count on her to prepare several delicious desserts for the church bake sales. Her homemade apple stack cake was indeed a favorite of everyone. We give thanks for the life of Martha Stamey Gant and the blessing that she has been to her family and her many friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore Gant who passed away in 2011; sisters, Agnes and Beulah Stamey, Mary Hattie Keith and Viola Taylor; brothers, Claude, Howard, Raymond and Ted Stamey.
Surviving are her daughter, Pat Rhodes and her husband, Ronald Rhodes of Webster; grandchildren, Brian Hall of Kingsport, TN, Eric Hall and his wife, Amy Hall of Greeneville, TN and Rebekah Rhodes of Webster; two great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Joe Bob Stamey, Manon “Pal” Stamey and Carl Stamey, all of Canton.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, September 28, 2017 in the chapel of Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Canton. Reverend Ned Webb will be officiating. Entombment will be in The Horizon Mausoleum at Crawford / Ray Memorial Gardens in Clyde. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral service.
In lieu of flowers,memorials may be made in Mrs. Gant’s memory to Broyhill Baptist Children’s Home of North Carolina, 111 Sneed Drive, Clyde, NC 28721.
Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Gant family.