Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home

705 Davie Ave, Statesville, NC


Kathryn Gardner McFarland

September 15, 1950July 28, 2019

Kathryn Mae Gardner McFarland, 68, of Statesville, went into eternal rest on Sunday July 28, 2019.

Born on September 15, 1950 in Monroe NC, she was the daughter of the late Roy Gardner and Alma Lowe Gardner. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Jimmy Gardner, Earl Gardner, William York, and Frank York.

Kathryn spent most of her career as a loan manager for various banks and for Southland Log Homes. She was very friendly, a people-person, and enjoyed cooking for others. She would even cater special events for companies. She was famously known for her country ham biscuits. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 20 years, Carl Thomas McFarland; sons, Scott (Sandy) McFarland, Todd (Linsey) McFarland, Jared (Candice) McFarland, Robert Hinson Jr; daughters, Ronda (Mike) Jusino and Karie (Marvin) Kiser; a twin sister, Carolyn (John) Capps; sisters, Wanda (Daryl) Russ, Mary Davis and Martha Gwaltney; fourteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

A visitation will be held on Friday, August 2, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life service will immediately follow in the chapel, beginning at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Jonathon Sherrill officiating.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.bunchjohnsonfuneralhome.com. Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Kathryn McFarland.


  • Visitation Friday, August 2, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Friday, August 2, 2019


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Cathy Mcfarland

August 3, 2019

Ken and I are very sorry for your loss .Keep Kathryn in your heart and cherish your memories with her .God has another angel in heaven.I will miss her beautiful smile and her laughter that filled the room . Ken & Cathy McFarland

Marilyn Blackwell

August 1, 2019

Dear Carolyn and Wanda,
This is Marilyn Byrd Blackwell. I'm so sorry to hear that Kathryn has passed away. She was always so sweet!!!! I always enjoyed being with all of you!!! It's been a long time since our days at Hartsell School and at West Concord! You will be in my thoughts and prayers! Love to you both!!!

Richard & Lori Jennings

July 30, 2019

Thinking of you and your family. Sending our deepest condolences. She was a special lady.
Richard and Lori Jennings

Leaman & Denise Griffin II

July 30, 2019

I loved Lady Kathryn.

She was so sincere to those she met. She was a southern lady with a sweet hospitality demeanor.

She was the one that tamed a big bear's heart, also known as CT.

Our thoughts and prayers are going out to CT, her family and friends.

Lady Kathryn was one of a kind. She will be missed.

~Leaman & Denise Griffin II

Mason Holley

July 30, 2019

Mrs K, you were a such a special person and I am so very glad I was blessed enough to share part of our journeys together! You will always have a special place in my heart!

CT, you and your family will remain in my prayers Brother. I know you will miss her greatly. She is with our Lord and Savior now, so there is much peace and comfort in knowing that!

Karie Kiser

July 30, 2019

This is Karie I want you to know that you was a wonderful mother. You were always such a beautiful woman and I have always admired you in every way. I will truly miss your smile and gentle spirit.
I love you always,
Your daughter
Karie Kiser

Jill Longshore

July 30, 2019

I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Kathryn. She was a very sweet lady that I loved dearly. She was always so wonderful to me and Taylor. She will be greatly missed.
Jill Lathrop-Longshore