Blanche Walker Settlemyre

March 5, 1927January 27, 2019

Blanche Walker Settlemyre, age 91, of Newton, NC, passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2019, at Abernethy Laurels in Newton. Born March 5, 1927 in Logan County, WV, she was the daughter of the late Connie Herbert Walker and Lynie Maxie Wright Walker.

Blanche was a member of Gateway Baptist Church in Newton, NC. She retired from Twin City Knitting and loved to read and sew.

In addition to her parents, Blanche was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Settlemyre, Sr.; son-in-law, William Hoke; brothers, Robert S. Walker, Dean Walker, Charles Walker, J.C. Walker; and sister, Helen Monseur.

Survivors include her sons, Calvin Settlemyre, Jr. and wife, Gaynell of Conover, NC, Blair Settlemyre and wife, Carla of Lincolnton, NC; daughters, Alice Killian and husband, Harvey of Newton, NC, Teresa Hoke of Statesville, NC; brothers, Connie Eggers and Johnnie Eggers of NC; sisters, Mary Hicks of Newton, NC, Shirley Michaels of Mt. City, TN, Betty Mink of Mtn. City, TN; grandchildren, Allison Sigmon, Andrew Killian, Claudia Lawing, Sandi Edwards, Sybil Monrroy, Michelle Davis, Michael Settlemyre, Kate Josey Smallwood, Ben Settlemyre, Jesse Hoke, David Hoke, James Hoke and Samantha Hoke; great-grandchildren, Beau Sigmon, Mollie Beasley, Christopher Clements, Seth Edwards, Maggie Sigmon, Daniel Lawing, Zachary Edwards, Eli Smallwood, Will Josey, Collin Killian, Avery Davis, Chase Killian, Lucas Monrroy Settlemyre, Maddie Davis, and Ellen Monrroy Settlemyre.

A service of remembrance will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at Gateway Baptist Church in Newton, NC, with Rev. Jerome Walker and Rev. Byron Repass officiating. Burial will follow at Catawba Memorial Park in Hickory, NC. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. at the church.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to Gateway Baptist Church, 3105 Sandy Ford Rd., Newton, NC 28658

Condolences may be sent to the Settlemyre family at

The Settlemyre family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover, NC.


  • Receiving of Friends Wednesday, January 30, 2019
  • Service of Remembrance Wednesday, January 30, 2019

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Pamela Hill

January 30, 2019

I was sad to hear Aunt Blanche left this world. I will always remember her as a sweet, and gentle soul.
Sending warmest wishes of peace and love to her family.
Dear Aunt Blanche,
Please tell our family you are now reunited with that I said hello and I love you all.
God Bless,

Teresa Hoke

January 30, 2019

Anyone who met my mother soon learned what a kind and generous person she was. They could also see how important her faith was in her life. The greatest gift she gave me was her unconditional love which she instilled in myself, my sister and my brothers. That love has kept us close to each other and always will. There could not have been a better mother in the world. If everyone had a mother like her the world would be a better one . Thank you Mommie for loving us and teaching me how to be a mom. I will always love you and keep you in my heart.

Sharon Throneburg

January 29, 2019

I remember Mrs. Settlemyre from my school days; she always had the beautiful, loving smile. I would like to send my sympathy to the Settlemyre Family and a special note for heartfelt concern for Teresa Settlemyre Hoke, a special friend and classmate. Praying for your comfort and healing now for all.

Linnie Walker

January 29, 2019

My beautiful sweet Aunt she never changed always a smile Love and prayers to the kids Losing your mother is so hard may God wrap you in his hands Love Linnie

Gwen Crosby

January 28, 2019

I remember Blanche as my Sunday School teacher when i was small.I always thought she was a wonderful lady and mother. My prayers are with your family.

Gwen Crosby

Monica Hicks

January 28, 2019

I have never met Mrs. Settlemyre, but I have the pleasure of calling her granddaughter Sybil, friend. Your family is in my prayers Sybil as you mourn her loss and also celebrate her home going in the presence of our Jesus.