Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

James Ritchie Mauney

James Ritchie Mauney, Sr. born September 28th, 1926, died Saturday, July 7th at his home in New London, NC.

His family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 from 6-8pm at Stanly Funeral in Albemarle, a Celebration of Life Service will be held Wednesday, July 11th, 2018, 11am at Highland Baptist Church in New London. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the NWTF-Wheeling Sportsman, (℅ SawTooth Farm, BRS Inc, Richfield, NC 28137), Monarch/Arc of Stanly or Landtrust for Central North Carolina.

Mr. Mauney was the son of the late Theron Burt Mauney and Bessie Lee Ritchie Mauney. James graduated from Richfield High School, Pfeiffer University and North Carolina State University.  He was the founder and owner of Mauney Feed Mill for 40 years.

James was a member of the New London volunteer fire department, Highland Baptist Church and New London Lion’s Club. He served on multiple boards including the Land Trust for Central NC, Bank of Stanly and Uwharrie Capital Corporation Board of Directors.  He was a member of the Stanly County Cattleman’s Association, a Gideon and served as president of the Pfeiffer Falcon Club.  He was a deacon, Sunday school teacher, choir member and youth leader at Highland Baptist Church.  A Member of the Safari Club International, National Wild Turkey Federation and Ducks Unlimited, he was an avid hunter and lover of the great outdoors.  James was instrumental in the reintroduction of wild turkeys into Stanly and Montgomery Counties. Jim’s last hunt occurred on May 11th, 2018 when he took a wild turkey with his hunting partner Mike Hinson.

Upon retiring he enjoyed woodworking, as well as traveling with his beloved wife of 67 years, Doris.

Survivors include children James Ritchie Jr. (LuAnne) Mauney of Gold Hill, George Lipe Mauney of Goldsboro, and Mary Burt (Lee) Allen of New London, his grandchildren Averi Mauney Shoaf (Ryan), Meredith Allen and Jackson Allen, and his beloved black lab June.

The family would like to thank Hospice of Stanly County, Brenda Ingram, William Cato, Lillie Cato, Vanessa and Kenny Chambers, and countless friends who cared for and visited ‘Daddy Jim.’


  • Patty & David Poe Posted July 8, 2018 7:58 pm

    James was well loved and respected. We will miss him and will hold his family in the light.

  • Charlie Eudy Jr Family Posted July 8, 2018 10:05 pm

    James was a fine man alway had a smile on his face God will alway be there for you God bless you

  • Marty & Robin Barringer Posted July 9, 2018 11:10 am

    Mr. Mauney was a great friend to Calvin and our family. We will keep the Mauney family in our thoughts and prayers during this time. Much love to you all.

  • Vickie Owen Weaver Posted July 9, 2018 12:11 pm

    Mr Mauney was a great part of my life, especially as a child. He was a large part of my and many others Christian life. He will never be forgotten.

  • Johnnie R Faulkner Posted July 9, 2018 6:05 pm

    Our prayers are with the family. Mr. Mauney was my Sunday School Teacher at Highland Baptist Church many years ago. I have fond memories of this wonderful man of God.

  • Cindy B.Almond Posted July 9, 2018 7:53 pm

    Mary Bert and Lee. and all the family,
    I am sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers for the love of God to surround you and give you strength.. Love and prayers,
    Cindy Almond

  • Ruby Barringer Posted July 9, 2018 9:58 pm

    Jim was one of our( the Morris Sisters) favouite places to visit. He was a very pleasant man and was always ready to hear all the news from his home town Richfield. We will miss those special visits!

  • Pam Durham Posted July 10, 2018 1:05 pm

    I have worked with Mr. Mauney’s son, Ritchie, for 17 years. I can honestly say he is an outstanding person and I know Mr. Mauney raised him well. He spoke highly of his dad and I know he will be missed by everyone that knows him.

  • Jenny Hatley Posted July 10, 2018 3:06 pm

    Mary Burt,
    Love & prayers to you all

  • William Wagoner Posted July 10, 2018 4:03 pm

    Mary Burt and Ritchie I have known your family for many years.My heart goes out to all of you. Mr. Mauney was a wonderful man and always made a point to stop and talk when we would happen to meet. He and Doris raised two wonderful children. God’s comfort and grace be with you.

  • E. Wayne Finney Posted July 11, 2018 11:20 am

    Ritchie and Mary Burt, my sincere prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. I pray God will sustain you at this difficult. I have many fond memories of both of you. EWF.

  • Judy allred Posted July 11, 2018 10:35 pm

    My deepest sympathies are extended to all of the Mauney family as you grieve the passing of your Dad. My parents, Spurgeon and Alene Brooks cherished their friendship with Jim and Doris for many years. Your Dad was such a friendly guy that never met a stranger. His kind spirit was a witness to his Christian faith. You are in my prayers.

  • Ana Posted August 2, 2018 11:00 am

    Our deepest and sincerest condolences to the family. Words alone can not ease the pain when grieving the loss of a love one. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3-4 states, “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away”. May God give you and your family comfort in your loving memories and in His promise that soon we will never experience losing our loved ones in death and we will be able to see them again once they resurrected as per John 5:28-29. May these words give you a new hope, with deepest sympathy and warmth of heart.

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