Betty L. Galliher Dagenhart

October 25, 1931March 1, 2019

Betty Lou Galliher Dagenhart, 87, of Statesville, went into eternal rest on Friday, March 1, 2019.

Born on October 25, 1931 in Iredell County, she was the daughter of the late John Alexander Galliher and Lillie Gardner Galliher. She was the loving wife of J Bruce Dagenhart, who preceded her in death on October 3, 2010.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by her brothers, Flake Galliher, George Galliher, and John Buster Galliher; sisters, Mabel Galliher Jarrett, Cloise Galliher Meacham and Muriel Galliher Graham.

Betty was a faithful member of Pressly Memorial ARP Church. She enjoyed watching baseball games with her family and was especially a fan of the Atlanta Braves. She was also a former resident of Brookdale-Peachtree Assisted Living.

Betty is survived by her daughter, Cathy D. Scott (Samuel, “Pete”) of Statesville; sons, Johnny B. Dagenhart (Ellen) of Durham and Chris S. Dagenhart (Rob) of Johnson City, TN; brothers, Kenneth Galliher of Beavertown, PA and Bill D. Galliher of Statesville; sisters, Rosie Galliher Adams of Statesville and Janet Galliher Benfield of Statesville, grandchildren, Paula M. Lunsford (Raven) of Statesville, April M Williams (Joey) of Statesville, Lindsay D. Cannon (Eric) of Knoxville, TN, and Cory A. Dagenhart (Jessica) of Kingsport, TN; and great-grandchildren, Evan M. Lunsford of Statesville, Nicholas S. Sherrill of Orlando, FL, Charley Rose Cannon of Knoxville, TN; and Murphy Claire Cannon, of Knoxville, TN.

A visitation will be held at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5 at Union Cemetery in Alexander County with Rev. Mark Tankersley officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Rd., Statesville, NC 28625, Pressly Memorial ARP Church, 1914 Wilkesboro Hwy., Statesville, NC 28625 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Betty Dagenhart.


  • Visitation Tuesday, March 5, 2019
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, March 5, 2019

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Wayne & Rita Dagenhardt

March 7, 2019

We're so sorry that we were not able to make it by to express our condolences and sympathy. The baton keeps being passed along to us in the next generation. No doubt she'll be missed by all. She was so sweet and was a very good shoe sales lady! Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Wayne, Rita, Spencer, Crystal, and Travis Dagenhardt (Paul & Avis's gang)

Tracy Russell

March 5, 2019

We were so sorry to learn of Betty's passing. She was always such a sweet lady to talk to, no matter where you saw her, she always had that pleasant smile. We were blessed to have Betty & Bruce as next door neighbors for so many years. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers during these most difficult days.

Max & Helen Gant
Tracy Gant Russell

Faye Daniels

March 3, 2019

My thoughts are with you and your family at this time; may your memories bring you comfort.

“Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.” ~~ Eskimo Proverb