Irma Harless Ogilvie, 92, of Statesville passed away Monday, July 27, 2020. She was born Oct. 19, 1927, in Durham to Wiley and Katherine Grist Harless.

She taught English and Spanish at Wilkes Central High School and was a member of North Wilkesboro Presbyterian Church and attended Williamson’s Chapel UMC. She enjoyed music and loved her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Ogilvie; her siblings, James Harless, Dorothy Harless, Tom Harless, Fred Harless, Mary Sue Harless and Wiley Harless; and two children, Mark and Carolyn Ogilvie.

She is survived by her children, Angela Hedgepeth (Tommy) and Gordon Ogilvie (Marguerite); a brother, Max Harless (Cathy); her sisters, Carolyn Pettyjohn and Patricia Hoffman (Bill); her grandchildren, Forrest Hedgepeth, Betsy Ferguson (Tim), Connor Ogilvie and Katelyn Ogilvie.

Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 30, 2020, at the Cavin-Cook Funeral Home Chapel in Mooresville, with the Rev. Robert Pettyjohn officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. For those who are unable to attend the service, go to the following link for the live stream:

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Williamson’s Chapel UMC Music Department.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, is serving the Ogilvie family.

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