Mary Mozelle Wetmore Gaither, 97, formerly of Gaither Road, Statesville, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2012 at Statesville Place, Statesville, NC. Born 3 February 1914, in Harmony, NC, she was the daughter of the late Theophilus Broadfoot Wetmore and Mildred Steele Wetmore.
Mary attended Mitchell College earning a two year degree and furthered her education at Appalachian State Teachers College where she earned a teaching certificate. After eight years of teaching in Iredell County Schools, Mary left the teaching profession and with her hus band founded Gaither Building Company of Statesville.
In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband of almost 60 years, Sam Carson Gaither, a son, Jerry Wayne Gaither, and a sister, Anne Troy Wetmore Morton. She is survived by two children, Jane G (M J ) Yelton of Statesville and Sam Carson (Kirsten) Gaither, Jr. of Bluffton, SC, four grandchildren, four great grandchildrn and one sister, Myrtle Felts Wetmore Eggers. Mary was a long time member of the Society of John Gaither Descendants.