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July 19, 1935-Aug. 1, 2012

Antonie Schafer Vernon, 77, of Pikeville, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, at her residence.

A graveside service will be conducted today, Aug. 5, 2012, at 3 p.m. at Skyline Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Rickey Spencer officiating. The family received friends Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, from 6 until 8 p.m. at Cox-Needham Funeral Home.

She was born on July 19, 1935, in Bremerhaven, Germany, to the late Bernhard and Charlotte Schafer. Mrs. Vernon was a homemaker and of the Methodist faith.

Mrs. Vernon is survived by her loving husband, Mickey Dean Vernon of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Micheal and Stephanie Vernon of Selma; one granddaughter, Mikayla Vernon; two brothers, Bernhardt Schafer and Ewald Schafer.

Mrs. Vernon was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Uwe Schafer; and one sister, Charlotte Strempel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 4819 Park Road Suite C, Charlotte, NC 28209, or online at kidney.org.

Cox-Needham Funeral Home of Pilot Mountain (www.coxneedham.com, www.facebook.com/coxneedham) is respectfully serving the Vernon family.


Published in Obituaries on August 5, 2012 10:13 AM