SHELBY-Mrs. Grace Shepard Kiser, 75, of Dellinger Road, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center. A native of Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Jessie and Catherine Allen Shepard.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Shepard; and stepchildren, Sherri and Jason Kiser.
She is survived by her loving husband of 32 years, Ben H. Kiser Sr., of the home; eight children, Rosemary Clark of Monroe, Lib Smith and husband Jim of Shelby, Johnny Rice and wife Cindy of Spartanburg, Nancy Staley and husband Joe of Lincolnton, Donna Mellan of Chester, N.Y., Kay Wallace and husband Tony, Ben Kiser Jr., and David Kiser, all of Shelby; two brothers, David Shepard of Shelby, Emmett Shepard and wife Brenda of Gaffney; 20 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren survive.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home, and other times at her home.
Funeral Service: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lily Memorial Baptist Church
Officiated By: The Rev. Jared Pankhurst
Burial: Sunset Cemetery
Funeral Home: Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Shelby is serving the family
Memorials: May be made to Cleveland Pine Nursing, 1404 N. Lafayette St., Shelby, N.C. 28150
Online Condolences: www.claybarnette.com