Mrs. Iris Norris Gragg, 91, of Boone, N.C., passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at the Foley Center.

Born February 6, 1928 in Watauga County, she was a daughter of the late John Benjamin and Myra Brown Norris. Iris was a devoted and faithful member of the Boone Advent Christian Church and was a member of the Women’s Home and Foreign Mission Society. Iris enjoyed quilting and working in her flower and vegetable gardens as long as she was able. She was a loving and kind person.

She is survived by one niece, Mary Helen Vaughn and husband Jerry; one step-daughter, Gloria Presnell; one step son, James Eber Gragg, all of Boone; one step granddaughter, Sheri Stout and husband Jimmy; two step-grandsons, Steve Presnell and wife Lorrie, and James Eric Presnell and wife Anita; two step great granddaughters and four step great grandsons, and a number of nieces, nephews and her church family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Ira Moretz; her second husband, James Wayne Gragg; three half-brothers, Hoy, Hugh and Burl Norris; and five half-sisters, Edna Norris, Mary Martin, Mabel Hamby, Candis Hodgdon and Hazel Smith.

Funeral services for Mrs. Iris Gragg were conducted at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at the Boone Advent Christian Church officiated by the Rev. Mitch Marlowe and the Rev. Gordon Noble. The family received friends prior to the service from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the Boone Advent Christian Church.

Burial followed at Mount Lawn Memorial Park & Gardens.

The family respectfully requests no food. Flowers are appreciated or memorial donations may be made to Advent Christian Church. Online condolences may be shared with the Gragg family at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.

Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Gragg family.

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