Annie Hester

CHERRYVILLE - Annie Lee Morgan Hester, 82, of Martin Road, went on to be with our Lord and Savior on Feb. 16, 2014.

A loving mother, supportive grandmother and a friend to all who knew her, "Nannie" was born on Sept. 17, 1931, and was a graduate of West Lincoln High School. She retired from working in the textile industry and was a long time hair dresser of her home business, Annie's Cut and Curl. One of Nannie's favorite pastimes was danc-ing and she is now dancing on the streets of gold in Heaven.

She is preceded in death by her husband Mr. Paul Luther Hester, her parents Mr. Chester Morgan and Mrs. Georgia Adair Morgan; brothers Bill Morgan, Boyd Morgan and Charlie Morgan; granddaughter Morgan Hester and great-granddaughter, Shirl Ann Knowles.

Survivors include her son Luther Hester and wife Wanda of Cherryville, granddaughter Julie Darty and husband Gary of Cherryville, granddaughter Jamie Bartolomeo and husband Pete of Leicester NC, grandson J.P. Hester of the United States Navy and grandson Dakota McLeymore of Cherryville. Great-grandchildren include Drew Knowles, Evan Knowles, Trenton Black, Becca Boo Knowles, Tripp Black and Trey Bartolomeo.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home. At other times the family will be at the home of Luther and Wanda Hester.

A celebration of life graveside service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Cherryville City Memorial Cemetery with Pastor Paul Mace officiating.

Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

A guest register is available at

Stamey~Cherryville Funeral Home is serving the Hester family.

Funeral Home

Stamey~Cherryville Funeral Home - Cherryville
405 N. Dixie Street PO Box 427  Cherryville , NC 28021

Published in Gaston Gazette on Feb. 19, 2014