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1919 James 2019

James Clingman "Diz" Heffner

December 9, 1919 — October 22, 2019

James C. Heffner, Jr.,
1919 - 2019

Maiden – James Clingman Heffner, Jr., "Diz" – 99, passed away on October 22, 2019 at his residence.
He was born in Maiden, NC on December 9, 1919. He was the son of the late James C. Heffner, Sr., and Carrie Finger Heffner.
In addition to his parents, JC was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Bessie McNeilly Heffner; as well as six sisters and three brothers.
JC was a life-long member of First Methodist Church in Maiden. His deep faith in God, his devotion to his family, his love of his church family, his passion for the game of checkers and for supporting the Carolina Tar heels were paramount throughout his life. JC was a World War II Veteran of the US Army where he served in India. He was a member of the American Legion Post 240 and was a member of the Maiden Masonic Lodge.
Left to cherish his memories include his four children; Cynthia McQuellon and husband, Richard of Winston-Salem, NC; Jim Heffner and wife Carol of Alexandria, VA; Nancy Henry and husband Dennis of Newton, NC; and Sarah Heffner of Maiden, NC; grandchildren, Carrie Foard and husband Travis of Maiden, NC; Meghan McCandless and husband, Greg of Boone, NC; Brendan McQuellon and wife Kelly of Winston-Salem, NC; and Cameron Coulter of Maiden, NC; great-grandchildren, Bryson Foard, Carson Foard, Dillon McCandless, Bowen McCandless and Evie McQuellon.
Visitation for family and friends will be Saturday, October 26th from 1:00 pm until 1:45 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church, 303 North Main Avenue, Maiden, NC. The Funeral Service will follow at 2:00 p.m., with Pastor Rob Hutchinson officiating. Burial will follow at maiden Municipal Cemetery.
The family extends a heartfelt thank you to the staff of Senior's Morning Out at the Maiden Recreation Center, Adult Life Services, Carolina Caring and Bayada Home Health Care; as well as many special care-givers for their love and support of Diz.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 303 N. Main Avenue, Maiden, NC 28650 and/or Carolina Caring, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658.

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Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2916 Union Road, Gastonia, NC (704) 864-5144 is serving the family.
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