Bernice Stamey

Mar 11, 2017

Loved by All

CANDLER — Bernice Blaylock Stamey, 87, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 10, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.

A native of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late John Pearson and Mary Burnette Blaylock. She was also preceded in death by a stepson, Gary Stamey; two brothers and eight sisters.

Bernice was a member of Maple Ridge Baptist Church and attended Ridgeway Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Joyce “Joe” Stamey; two daughters, Regina Smith, of Waynesville, and Donna White and her husband, Grady, of Clyde; three stepsons, Greg Stamey, of Weaverville, Johnny Stamey and Randy Stamey, both of Candler; four sisters, Margaret Blaylock, of Canton, Cheryl Sanford, of Maggie Valley, Bonnie Thompson, of Waynesville, and Judy Mashburn, of Pisgah Forest; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

The family wishes to extend special thanks to her caregiver, Hilda Walker, fourth-floor staff at Haywood Regional Medical Center, and Homestead Hospice.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 13, at Ridgeway Baptist Church with the Revs. Jack W. Collins and Jonathan Blaylock officiating. Burial will follow at Ridgeway Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

Memorials may be made to Ridgeway Baptist Church, 525 Old US 19/23 Highway, Candler, NC 28715.

Wells Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Canton is in charge of arrangements. An online memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at