McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe

204 South Main Street, Monroe, NC


Annie V. Napier

October 10, 1925February 7, 2020

Annie Vann Napier passed away peacefully in her home on February 7, 2020. Born October 10, 1925, in Monroe, N.C. Annie was predeceased by her loving husband of 67 years, Arthur Clegg Napier. She was also predeceased by her parents, Vann and Ruby Hinson, her sister, Helen Louise Stegall, her brother, Thomas Ralph Hinson, her son-in-law, Earl Griffin, and her granddaughter, Naomi Vandlen. Annie is survived by her son John Napier and his wife Shirley, daughter Mary Napier and her husband Dick Vandlen, son Dan Napier and his wife Juanita, daughter Patsy Griffin, daughter Martha Taylor and her husband Donnie, and daughter Julie Griffin and husband Steve and her sister, Frankie H. Little. Annie is also survived by ten grandchildren, Chris Napier, Maria Samot, Elizabeth Mauney, Leanna Vandlen, Jennifer Whitley, Melissa Smith, Ronald Griffin, William Napier, Erica Henderson, Jessica Drake and Amanda Steele. She had fourteen great-grandchildren, Isabella (Bella) and Catherine (Erin) Samot, William (Will) Mauney III, Seth and Kristina Whitley, Riley and Hunter Smith, Kylin and Cade Henderson, Aydan, Wyatt and Salem Drake, Taylyn and Levi Steele. Annie graduated from New Salem High School in 1942. She was a long-time member of Olive Branch Baptist church. Arthur was the love of her life; together they owned and managed a dairy farm for many years. She was a remarkable cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family, friends and community. Her pound cakes were her specialty; she baked and gifted too many to count. Annie was also a skilled seamstress, sewing and mending clothes for family and friends. Annie loved to read, do needlework, enjoy chocolate ice cream, and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was happiest when her home was overflowing with her family. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Olive Branch Baptist Church, 8804 Hwy. 218 East, Marshville, NC. A funeral service celebrating her life will be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at 2:00 PM at Olive Branch Baptist Church. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Olive Branch Baptist Church or to a charity of your choice.


  • Chris Napier
  • Ronald Griffin
  • William Napier
  • Seth Whitley
  • Aydan Drake
  • Hunter Smith


  • Visitation Tuesday, February 11, 2020
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 12, 2020
  • Committal Service Wednesday, February 12, 2020


Annie V. Napier

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Marlot Perry

February 9, 2020

Sending heartfelt condolences to Dan, Martha and all the Napier family. May His peace, that can only surpass our understandings in times like this, be felt through all you and may His strength become your strength for the days ahead. I remember Mrs Napier and her sister Helen Stegall being so attentive of their children throughout our school years together. I’m sure her trait as a loving and caring mother never ceased and will continue on through the memories you all have and will carry with you in the times to come. May God’s healing presence be felt throughout the whole family in the coming days and years without her presence in your lives. God Bless!

Hannah Kay Riffle

February 9, 2020

So sorry to hear about the loss of Mrs. Napier. Mary, Martha and the entire family please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. Even though I did not know her personally, I do know she was a special Mother and Grandmother.
God be with you.
Hannah Aldridge Riffle

Laurin Hinson

February 9, 2020

A very sweet person. Always enjoyed visits and telephone conversations with her. We'll miss her very much and of course her fabulous pound cakes. You had to leave us Annie for while, but we know where you are-enjoying the presence of God and your sweet family who have gone before. We'll see you soon at the "House"!

Marci Baucom

February 9, 2020

Comforting prayers to Dan, Martha and all the Napier Family. So sorry for your loss.

Robin Thomas

February 9, 2020

Martha and Family my deepest condolences go out to you all on the loss of your Mom and Grandmother, Jessie and Amanda I’m so very sorry grannies are precious gifts so happy she gained her wings and she’s celebrating with your Grandpa. Continued prayers for you all.

David Reavis

February 8, 2020

Deepest condolences to Dan, Martha and all of the Napier family.

Mrs. Annie was, indeed, a remarkable cook. I helped haul hay at the dairy several times. At the end of a hot, dusty day, there was always a table full of great food. Mrs. Annie cooked some of the very best fried chicken I have ever eaten.

She was a great lady in a family of great people. God bless them all.