Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

James Howard Chavis

James Howard Chavis, 77, of Albemarle, passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2020 at his home. A Funeral service for Mr. Chavis will be held at 2PM on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at Dunns Grove Baptist Church with Pastor Jeremy Holt. Visitation will be held from 1-2PM prior to the service at the church. Burial to follow at New London Cemetery.

Howard was born December 25, 1942 in Richmond County to the late James Chavis and Flora Ellen Smith Chavis. He retired from both E.J. Snyder & Co. and Gentry Mills as a supervisor. Mr. Chavis enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family. He was also a member at Dunns Grove Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife Cathy Culp Chavis; childrenTony Chavis (Marla) of Albemarle and Shannon Chavis of Albemarle; grandchildren Johnny Shaver (Holly), Jared Chavis (Brittany), Kelly Hathcock (Bucky), Joey Chavis (Anna), Hannah Lear (Brian), Brandon Chavis (Shannon), Brittany Chavis, Amber Chavis, Sierra Chavis, Sydnee Chavis and Ryan Chavis (Keosha) and 11 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Chavis was preceded in death by sons Mark Chavis and Christopher Chavis; sisters Lucy Hulon, Barbara Goer, Orene Quick, Mary Knight, and Becky Jackson.

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


  • David and Sarah Fisher Posted June 1, 2020 5:14 pm

    Our deepest condolences and prayers for the family. Howard was liked and respected in the community.

  • Ron Tucker Posted June 1, 2020 9:04 pm

    Howard was a fine man, I knew him and his family my whole life, I will truly miss him 🙏🏼

  • Heather and Bret Blalock Posted June 2, 2020 8:52 am

    So very sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
    – Heather Blalock (Michelle Haywoods sister)

  • Cindy B. Almond Posted June 2, 2020 6:40 pm

    Tony & Marla and family
    I’m sorry for your loss. May God give you peace and strength.
    You’re in my prayers for comfort.
    God Bless you

  • Frankie Harris Posted June 5, 2020 10:18 am

    Cathy and family I send my sympathy on Howard’s passing. I’m sorry I was unable to come to the funeral but you all are in my thoughts and prayers .
    Howard was a good man and I always enjoyed working with him and Shannon. May God comfort each of you in the days ahead.

  • John Tiernan Posted June 6, 2020 6:17 pm

    Howard was the kindest person I’ve had the honor of knowing. He gave me a place to stay warm when I was in a bad place in my life. He never turned me away. He cared about people in general and always saw the good in them. He will be missed greatly along with Mark and Shane .

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