KANNAPOLIS Edith Hatley Utley, 95, of Kannapolis, left us for her heavenly home Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. A daughter of the late Samuel McKee and Cara Strube Hatley, she was born Dec. 10, 1923, in Cabarrus County. She retired from Cannon Mills Plant 1 Sewing Room in 1986 and she continued to sew for the public. She was an active member of St. Enoch Lutheran Church since 1952, exemplifying her love of the Lord through many positions such as Sunday school teacher, singing in the choir and serving on the Altar Guild. Of her many blessings she enjoyed she counted her children, grandchildren and greats as some of her greatest and loved to share her love of Holden Beach with them. A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 16, at St. Enoch Lutheran Church, officiated by the Rev. Dale Cline. Her family will receive friends at the church from 5 to 6:30 p.m., prior. Those waiting to welcome her home include her parents, her husband, whom she married in 1948, J. Edd Utley; daughter, Jane U. Lefler; son, Jimmy Utley; and two sisters, Pauline Cruse and Marie Wilhoit. Family members who will remember her love and gratitude are children, Jack Utley (Cherry), Joe Utley and Jan Utley Christy; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ruby Jean Furr. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Enoch Lutheran Church, 701 Campbell Ave., Kannapolis, NC 28081. Online condolences may be left at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com.

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