Dawn Harrington Gryder, R.I.P.

Frank Overcash told us about Dawn passing on February 1, 2022. But it didn’t click with me until Don Kimball sent me her Obituary that it was Dawn Harrington from The Class of 1975!

“It is with a heavy heart that Brad Gryder’s wife Dawn has passed. Dawn and Brad shared a wonderful life for many years with many memories. Dawn transcended this Earthly life in her sleep Monday morning and is now absent of the body but present with our Lord and Savior. Brad is in need of prayerful support with this sudden event in his life as well as Dawn’s family and friends. It is my understanding Whitley’s will be serving the family in the coming days. Please remember Dawn and Brad and our classmates in need of healing and comfort during this time and each of you take care yourselves. From Frank.



Dawn Harrington Gryder, age 64, of Landis passed away at her home on January 31, 2022. Her death was unexpected.

Private memorial services will be held at a later date.

Dawn was born May 11, 1957 in Cabarrus Co., a daughter of the late John T. and Maude Plyler Harrington. In addition to her parents, Dawn was preceded in death by her infant son, Jon Paul Heberlein and her sister Ruth H. Wilkes.

Dawn was a lifelong area resident and longtime member of 1st Baptist of Enochville. She graduated from S. Rowan High School in 1975 and received her B.S. degree from High Point University in 1979.She worked for DNP Industries in Concord. Dawn was a loving and devoted wife, sister and friend. If you were her friend, you had a friend for life. She will be dearly missed.

Dawn is survived by her husband, James “Brad” Gryder of the home, her sisters; Jonnie H. Roseman (Clyde) of Kannapolis and Hannah H. Bost (Rev. Dale Bost) of Hickory. She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

Online condolences may be left at http://www.whitleysfuneralhome.com

Memorial donations can be made in her name to the March of Dimes https://www.marchofdimes.org/giving/support-general.aspx

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Dawn (Harrington) Gryder, please visit our floral store.

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