David "Moran" Chapman, 83, of Pax Hill Road in Morganton, NC died Saturday, April 4, 2009 at Burke Palliative Care Center following a period of declining health. He was born May 17, 1925 in Burke County, NC, and was a son of the late John Chapman and Dalzie Kincaid Chapman. Moran was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. He loved the Lord and loved all of life.He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ruby Ellen Hartness Chapman of the home; a daughter, Lu Ellen Teague and husband, Randy, of Morganton; a son, Michael Chapman and his wife, Nancy, of Asheville, NC; a grandson, David Chapman of Knoxville, TN; brothers, John T. Chapman of Shelby, NC, and Marlie Chapman of Morganton; and a sister, Annie Mae Burns of Morganton.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Hersel and Roy Chapman.Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 6, 2009 at Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. Gary Cline officiating. Burial will follow at Burke Memorial Park with military graveside rites conducted by the Valdese American Legion Post #234. The family will receive friends Monday from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 1721 Enon Rd., Valdese, NC 28690, or to Bethel Baptist Church, 3861 Pax Hill Rd., Morganton, NC 28655.
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