Nettie Elizabeth (Lanier) Antonucci

January 26, 1931February 29, 2020

Nettie Elizabeth (Lanier) Antonucci, 89, passed away peacefully at the Old Knox Commons in Huntersville on Saturday February, 29, 2020. Nettie loved life. She was a wonderful mother to her children. She and her husband owned Tom’s Tire Savings, The Carpet Lady and an antiques store on Old Statesville Road, before they retired. Nettie liked to make jewelry and arrange flowers. She was an avid gardener and she grew many kinds of flowers. She was an outgoing woman who had a subtle sense of humor. She was a loyal friend. She will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved her. Nettie is the daughter of the late Ida and R. D. Lanier. She is preceded in death by her husband; Thomas Antonucci, and a daughter; Sandy Sims.

Left to cherish their memories of Nettie are her daughters; Brenda Sims of Crouse, NC and Claudia Dotter and husband Edward of New Port Richey, FL, and son; Frank Antonucci and wife Bernadette or Saranac, NY. She leaves behind her grandchildren; Jason Sims, Jessica Mathews and her husband Clark, Lisa Dotter and Dan Dotter and wife Christy. Great-grandchildren are; Alexis Grace Mathews, Abbie Rose Mathews, Jack Dotter and Savannah Dotter.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Tuesday March, 3 at Carothers Funeral Home, 412 S. Main Street, Stanley.

A celebration of Nettie’s life will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday March 4, 2020 at North Main Street Baptist Church, 1304 N. Main St., Mt. Holly. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Gardens in Mt. Holly. Pastor Reverend Dr. Larry Laughter, Sr. will offer words of encouragement and hope to those that gather to remember Nettie.

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The staff of Carothers Funeral Home in Stanley is honored to serve the Sims/Antonucci Family.


  • Ida Lanier, Mother (deceased)
  • R. D. Lanier, Father (deceased)
  • Thomas Antonucci, Husband (deceased)
  • Sandy Sims, Daughter (deceased)
  • Brenda Sims, Daughter
  • Claudia Dotter (Edward), Daughter
  • Frank Antonucci (Bernadette), Son
  • Jason Sims, Grandson
  • Jessica Mathews (Clark), Granddaughter
  • Lisa Dotter, Granddaughter
  • Dan Dotter (Christy), Grandson
  • Alexis Grace Mathews, Great Granddaughter
  • Abbie Rose Mathews, Great Granddaughter
  • Jack Dotter, Great Grandson
  • Savannah Dotter, Great Granddaughter
  • Margie Morris, Sister (deceased)
  • Bessie Adams, Sister (deceased)
  • Cathrine Reel, Sister (deceased)
  • Rachael Howard, Sister (deceased)
  • Zelda Bentley, Sister (deceased)
  • Pauline Spoon, Sister (deceased)
  • Ben Lanier, Brother (deceased)
  • Robert Lanier, Brother (deceased)
  • Glen Lanier, Brother (deceased)


  • Receiving of Guests

    Tuesday, March 3, 2020

  • Life Well Celebrated Ceremony

    Wednesday, March 4, 2020

  • Graveside and Committal Service

    Wednesday, March 4, 2020


Nettie Elizabeth (Lanier) Antonucci

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Debbie Blackwell

March 14, 2020

I sure do miss nana. You a wonderful woman. You will always be miss.

Debbie Blackwell

March 4, 2020

Love you all

Debbie Blackwell

March 4, 2020

I Loved nana and i love you Brender

Debbie Blackwell

March 3, 2020

I loved nana so much. Brenda Sims is my friend. Nana was a loving and careing lady she told me since i lost my mother she would be my nana i loved her to death. She was my nana well that is what she wanted me to call her. She will be missed. RIP nana. I will see you again one day. ❤💕

Jason Sims

March 3, 2020

I will miss you grandma I love you I thank you for being my grandmother we had some great times as well the tough lessons you taught me that I still have yet to grasp onto . you will now be up in heaven with the Almighty Lord and tell mom I said hello , and that I miss her as I will you too . RIP grandma.

Dawn Williams

March 3, 2020

Nettie was just like my family I did her hair for 40 yrs she will be miss
Family may God wrap his arms around you and comfort you .. you are in my prayer and thoughts .. So sorry for your loss.....

John Boseman

March 2, 2020

Miss, Neddie you will be missed by many people who knew you my you rest in peace with the Lord ..