Nellie Marie Dagenhart Grant

Posted at 5:39 PM on Feb 1, 2019


Nellie Marie Dagenhart Grant, 88, of Statesville, N.C., passed away Thursday, January 31, 2019, at the Gardens of Statesville. She was born in Alexander County on October 5, 1930, to the late Glenn Wesley and Mary Lou Elliott Dagenhart.

Nellie was a graduate of Stony Point High School, where she was the Valedictorian of her class. She was married on July 5, 1947, to Henry Gerald Grant, who preceded her in death on February 17, 2013. They shared almost 66 years of marriage together before his passing. She retired from Davis Hospital, where she was an insurance clerk.

Along with her parents and husband Gerald, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Dora Lee Duncan and Carolyn Robertson; and one brother, Bruce Dagenhart.

Left to cherish her memory are one son, Jerry Grant (Gail); two daughters, Phyllis Munson (John) and Jean Gibson (Greg); two sisters, Hilda Payne and Maxine Stone (Reggie); one brother, Vaughn Dagenhart (Frances); eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Feb. 3, 2019, at Grace Baptist Church with Rev. Gary West and Rev. Steve Shoemaker officiating. A private family burial will follow. The family will visit with friends at Nicholson Funeral Home from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Sunday prior to the service at Grace Baptist.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Union Cemetery, c/o Eric Burgess, 1311 Johnny Martin Lane, Stony Point, NC 28678.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family.

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