Leona Ellen Huneycutt Belcher Bennett, 80, of Salisbury, passed away Sunday, November 26, 2017 at Novant Rowan Regional Medical Center. She was born on September 19, 1937 in Charleston, SC to the late Paul James Huneycutt and Lenora Watson Huneycutt.
She attended Richfield School and worked as a CNA at nursing homes as well as a Manager at Publix Super Markets in Florida. She enjoyed crocheting, word puzzles, and was an avid reader. Leona loved to travel out west with her sister, go to swamp buggy and truck races, and fishing with her family.
In addition to her parents, Leona was preceded in death by her brothers, Paul Wesley Huneycutt, and James Lloyd Huneycutt; a grandson, Margel Hugh Belcher Jr.; and a nephew, Kent L. Blackwelder.
Leona is survived by her sons, James Galey Belcher, Marvin Leon Belcher, and Margel Hugh Belcher of Florida; sisters, Remona Huneycutt Blackwelder of Salisbury, and Neva J. Huneycutt Luckey and husband Larry Russell of Labell, FL; brothers, Andrew A. Huneycutt and wife Judy of Peyton, CO, and Eugene E. Huneycutt and wife Patricia of Waddell, AZ; grandchildren, William Belcher, Christopher Belcher, and Matthew Decoda; great-grandchildren, Aiden, Tristen, Ethan, and Piper Maely Belcher; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The Visitation will be held on Wednesday November 29, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM at Powles Staton Funeral Home in Rockwell. The Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 PM following the visitation at the funeral home, conducted by Pastor, Steve Sprinkle. Burial will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park (1350 S Main St, China Grove, NC 28023).
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to, St. Judes Childrens Research Hospital (P.O. Box 1000, Memphis, TN 38148-0142), but flowers are welcome.
Powles Staton Funeral Home is assisting the Bennett family. Online condolences may be made at www.powlesfuneralhome.com.
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