Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Jewell Pickler Chagaris

Jewell Pickler Chagaris, 86, of New London, passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at Bethany Woods Nursing Home & Rehab.  A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, January 23 at 3 PM at Fairview Memorial Park with Rev. Leslee Wray officiating.   The family will receive friends from 1-2PM Wednesday prior to the graveside service at Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care in Albemarle

Jewell was born on August 31, 1932 to the late Houston T. Pickler and Mary Lee Mauldin Pickler.  She worked as a receptionist for Duke Power in Charlotte for more than 35 years.  She enjoyed working in the yard and spending time with her family.  She was a member of New Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church.

She was married to the late Peter Chagaris.  She is survived by her two step-daughters; Joannie Foussekis (John) of Norfolk, VA, and Kathy Smith of Charlotte, NC, a brother; Carroll Pickler of Albemarle, NC, two step grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and many nieces and nephews.  She is preceded in death by her sisters Betty Sue Thompson, Frances Lee Rummage, Ramelle P. Frick, and a brother, Howard J. Pickler.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at https://alzfdn.org.

Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Albemarle is serving the Chagaris family.

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We never felt hurried or rushed in any way even though they had other funerals that day.  Everyone at Stanly Funeral Home made us feel like we were family and did everything they could for us in this most trying time in our lives.


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The whole staff was wonderful but Stephen Aldridge was excellent, even sending us a note one month later.