Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Mary Elizabeth Vanhoy Harwood

Mary Elizabeth Vanhoy Harwood, 76, of New London, NC,  passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at CMC Main, Charlotte.  Her funeral service will be graveside at 3 PM on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery with Pastor Steve Combs officiating.  The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 PM on Wednesday evening at Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Albemarle.

Born March 29, 1942 in Stanly County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Ernest Harding Vanhoy and Maggie Frances Ussery Vanhoy.  She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, with a focus on demonstrating God’s love and purpose each step of the way.  She enjoyed studying God’s word daily and was a skillful seamstress and painter.  She participated with local church organizations in serving local community needs.  She worked for over 30 years as a tax preparer with H&R Block, a co-team truck driver with her husband, Tim, for approximately six years, and a licensed cosmetologist.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Tim Riley Harwood, children Sandy Poplin Grissom, Randy Dale Poplin, Robert Wayne Poplin and wife Tammy, Tammy Poplin Purvis and husband Jeff, Suzanne Harwood Shields and husband Delaine, Lisa Rainelle Harwood and Kaylene Doniece Harwood and wife Tracy, 14 grandchildren, 7 step-grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be given to Salem United Methodist Church, 20987 NC 73 Hwy., Albemarle, NC 28001.



  • W Jack Blankenship Sr Posted June 12, 2018 6:34 pm

    Sorry for your loss !!!
    Your Family and Grand Children are in our Prayers.
    May God Bless !!!

  • Trudy Peterson Posted June 12, 2018 10:02 pm

    God bless you all Miss. Elizabeth you’ll always be in my heart rip

  • Kent and Jolene Stoker Posted June 13, 2018 10:19 am

    Elizabeth was a special lady, who loved the Lord and her family. May the Lord give you peace knowing she is with her heavenly Father.

  • Shelia Poplin Posted June 13, 2018 5:22 pm

    So sorry to learn of Elizabeth’s passing. My prayers are for the entire family. May God’s grace and peace be with all of you during the days ahead.

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