1936 — 2013
RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CALIFORNIA — Christine Fisher Dunevant was born in Canton, Nov. 26, 1936, and passed away, at her home in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, with her family around her. She was a 1955 graduate of Canton High School, and subsequently graduated from Greensboro and Brevard colleges. She met her husband of 52 years, Bud, while teaching at the Marine Corps base at Camp LeJeune; their first date was the Marine Corps Birthday Ball in 1960. They moved to Southern California upon their marriage in 1961. She taught elementary school and later taught English as a Second Language to adults. Growing up, she was an active member of Morning Star Methodist Church. In California, she worshipped at Rolling Hills United Methodist Church, serving as a Sunday school teacher, director of Christian education, and lay member of annual conference. She was also a past president of Los Angeles Chapter E of P.E.O., a women’s philanthropic organization.
She is survived by her husband, Bud Dunevant; and her daughters, Libby Dunevant, of Waynesville, and DeDe Dunevant ,of New York, New York. She is also survived by seven brothers and sisters, Frances (Robert) Monteith of Lake Junaluska; Max (Lorna) Fisher, Kay (Karen) Fisher, Gerald (Alice) Fisher, and Gail (Doug) Mull, all of Canton; Don (Norma) Fisher of Waynesville; and Edna (Randy) Reece, of Candler. She was preceded in death by her parents, B.J. and Birdy Fisher; and her eldest sister, Martha Strickland.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, at Morning Star Methodist Church in Canton. In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to the Morning Star Methodist Church Challenge Fund (2535 Dutch Cove Road, Canton 28716), or to The Community Kitchen (P.O. Box 513, Canton, www.cantoncommunitykitchen.org).
Arrangements were handled by the Cremation Society of the South Bay.