Aletha M. Hedgepeth, 100, passed away on July 19, 2021. She was born March 21, 1921 in Nash County, NC to the late Sele E. Mitchell and Geneva Clay Mitchell. Aletha was preceded in death by her husband Raeford H. Hedgepeth; son Douglas R. Hedgepeth; great-grandson Brandon and six siblings. She is survived to cherish her memory by son Larry and wife Gail Hedgepeth of Mooresville, NC; grandson Hannon and wife Priscilla Hedgepeth of Red Oak, NC; granddaughter Kelly Hedgepeth of Louisiana and three great-grandchildren, Mallory, Jordan, and Noah. Aletha also leaves behind a loving sister Lynn Leonard of Grifton/Mooresville NC and several nieces and nephews. Aletha was a lifelong member of the York Chapel Methodist Church and Red Oak Methodist Church. She graduated from Red Oak High School Class of 39 and retired from Abbott Laboratories. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 23, 2021 at 2:00PM at Cornerstone Funeral Home with Revered David Joyner officiating. A visitation will take place one hour prior to the service. A burial will follow at Red Oak Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mrs. Hedgepeth’s memory to the Red Oak Methodist Church at 8285 Red Oak Blvd., Red Oak, NC 27868.