Margaret Simmons Cloer

February 8, 1929November 14, 2012

Margaret Simmons Cloer, 83, of Statesville died Wednesday, November 14, 2012, at Gordon Hospice House. She was born February 8, 1929, in Lenior, NC, and was the daughter of the late John Edwards and Alda Josey Simmons. She was a 1948 graduate of Scotts High School, was a member of Front Street Baptist Church and an avid Elvis fan. She retired from Uniglass Industries in 1989 following 36 years of service. On November 24, 1948, she married Garland David Cloer, Sr. who preceded her in death on January 14, 2004. She was also preceded in death by a brother, John Edwards Simmons, Jr. and a step-grandson, Eric Phillips. She is survived by her son, Garland David (Tanya) Cloer, Jr. of Statesville; a grandson, David Monroe (Alisha) Cloer of Statesville; a step-grandson, Deany (Jenny) Phillips of Kings Mountain; two great-grandchildren, Austin Jordan Cloer and Bethany Ann Cloer both of Statesville; a step-great-grandson, Nicholas Blake Phillips of Kings Mountain; several nieces and nephews; and her two kitties, Maggie Mae and Pumpkin. The family will receive friends from 3:00 to 4:30 PM Sunday at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home. A private graveside funeral service for the family will be held at Iredell Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be sent to the family online at For those who prefer, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625. Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.



  • Visitation Sunday, November 18, 2012


  • Graveside Service

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Judy & Ron Ridenhour

January 2, 2013

Garland, Our heartfelt thoughts & prayers are with you and family. A mother's love is always with you...knowing you will see her again will give you the peace you need. She will always be in your heart....Judy & Ron

Joy Simmons

November 22, 2012

Garland, Tanya and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Mamaw Margaret was one of a kind and she will be missed. I enjoyed taking her lunch and spending Sundays with her. She would tell the nurses at the hospital that I was her daughter and she made me feel like it too. One time, she told me she would be my mom since I didn't have my mom and I deeply loved her for that. One thing is for sure, she will never 'be hungry' in Heaven. Always in our hearts - Love, Joy

Janice Everidge

November 18, 2012


We are so sorry for the loss of Margaret. We loved her very much and will miss talking with her. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with You.

Janice and Julie

John "Eddie" Simmons, III

November 18, 2012

To the Family of Aunt Margaret; I am so glad She is in Heaven with David and so many Family Members that have gone before her; She was such a classy lady and a great aunt; I always got a card, whether home or on the road in my business travels. Garland and Tanya; thank You both of letting her remain in her home; Tanya, SPECIAL THANKS TO YOU; You came into Garland's Life and was there for Aunt Margaret when Garland could not be. May GOD BLess the entire Family. Our Love to each and Everyone; Aunt Margaret; I will miss our talks. Heaven is so much richer with Your presence! YOU WILL ALWAYS BE LOVED AND MISSED! Your Nephew, Eddie Simmons.

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home

November 18, 2012

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

Garland Cloer

November 17, 2012

To My Beloved Mother,

It's been several days since God called you home and it is still very hard to believe you're gone. Everyone has gathered to say their goodbye and to honor you. You are incredibly special to everyone who's ever met you. You are one-of-a-kind and we all miss you!

I know that you are happy now and I can only imagine how the angles rejoiced when you walked through those Pearly Gates; free of all the pain and afflictions you had here with us. You are able to take a breath without restriction and able to see clearly your joyous reunion with grandma and grandpa and my beloved father. Please enjoy them and don't be sad for us. You were an angel long before today!

You gave everything you had and more to make me as happy as possible: and now it is finally your turn. Your sacrifices did not go unnoticed. Your love is forever appreciated and valued more than you may ever know. I know your reward is eternal happiness with those you cared so much for.

Mom, the greatest reward in my life is was having you as my mother. Nothing in the world could ever replace one second of the time I was lucky enough to spend with you. Even though the last several days blessed, it was my honor to be with you until God made his discussion to bring you home.

I can never forget spending the nights back at home with you, watching your western channels and getting you your favorite hamburger. When I was young, I can see you working around the house and ceaselessly tending to your animals and to your plants and flowers in the front yard. I know how much you enjoyed and loved them.

You always had time for me and you never pushed me away. You held me and hugged me saying, "You're a good boy." You patched up my skinned knees, bumps and scrapes and provided me the discipline I needed to develop me into the man I am today.

You cooked for me and cleaned up after my messes without a thank you. You laughed with me when I was happy and hugged me so warmly when I was sad. You always told me, "everything will be alright."

I close my eyes and I see a beautiful blond haired woman in a summer dress standing by my father and holding a cup of coffee. and enjoying a sausage biscuit for breakfast.

God had a special plan for you, Mom. He knew that Heaven couldn't ever really be Heaven without you. I don't know why He waited so long to call you home, but I'm so thankful that He did.

I love you and cherish you with all my heart. I see you in the sunshine and I feel your presence in every warm breeze of the day. Thank you for making my life so special!

Please enjoy your eternal time with your beloved mother, father. husband, and brother.

I love you Mom and until I see you again................Your loving son,


Rebecca Hatcher-Yepez

November 16, 2012

Garland, I am so sorry to hear of Margaret's passing. Know that I am thinking of you and your family. Becky

Tammy Carter

November 16, 2012

Garland and Tanya,
Sorry to hear about Margaret's passing. She and my Mom talked several times a day and now that can continue. Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your Family.

Jean Haun

November 16, 2012

Garland & David,

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother and grandmother. I know she was a special lady to you both. I hope you know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. May God hold you in His hands and comfort you and your families during this difficult time.