Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home

522 Wilkesboro Blvd Se, Lenoir, NC


Nellie Mae Kanupp

October 15, 1925June 12, 2020

Nellie Mae McRary Kanupp, 94 of Craig Road, Lenoir went home to be with her Lord and and Savior, Friday, June 12, 2020.

She was born October 15, 1925 to the late Ross and Paralee Walsh McRary. She was a member of Welcome Home Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, William A. Kanupp, son, Marvin C. Kanupp, step-daughter, Barbara Jean (Bobbie) White, son-in-law, Hayden G. White, granddaughter, Kimberly D. Kanupp, sisters; Louise M. Clonch, Elmina M. Story, Gwyndolyn McCrary and brother in laws; Victor (Jeep) Hollars, Carl Story and Tommy (Tam) Clonch.

Those left to cherish her memory are her sons; Claude G. Kanupp and wife Judy of Hickory, Lonnie J. Kanupp of Lenoir, daughter; Vickey Kanupp Isaacs and husband A. F. of Zionville, NC, Daughter-in-law, Donna Kanupp of Lenoir, six grandchildren, Harvey Lawing (Yvonne) of Virginia, Lynn Weller (Jeff) of Asheville, Jeff Kanupp (Sue) of Lenoir, Terry Isaacs (April) of Vilas,NC, Melissa Smith (Keith) of Deep Gap, NC, Kristi Rupard (Charles) of Banner Elk, NC, fourteen great-grandchildren, six great-great grandchildren, brother Jack McRary (Ruth) of Rutherford College, NC, sister; Loretta Hollars of Lenoir, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home Chapel at 1:00 pm with Pastor Alan Perry officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. Interment will follow the service at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

Words of comfort may be shared at www.pendrysfuneralhome.com.

Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home has the honor of assisting the Kanupp family.


  • Receiving of Friends

    Wednesday, June 17, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, June 17, 2020


Nellie Mae Kanupp

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Gayle Fisher

June 16, 2020

Vickey, Lonnie and Claude, We are saddened to learn of your mother's death. We remember her with fondness and recall many good times as children as we grew up together on Land Street.
Best wishes to you all.
The Kincaid family