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Wednesday 07/30/2014
Bishop, Jimmie

Jimmie Bishop MORGANTON Jimmie G. Bishop, 73, of Morganton, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. The family will rece...

Harris, Jonathan

Jonathan Harris LENOIR Jonathan Duane Harris, 69, of Lenoir, died Saturday, July 19, 2014. A memorial service was held Sunday, July 20, at Lenoir Seventh-Day Adventist Church. The Harris family is ...

Hunt, Thomas

Thomas Norman Hunt RANDLEMAN Thomas N. Hunt, 68, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014. A graveside service will be held Friday, Aug. 1, at 11 a.m., at Marlboro Friends Meeting, Sophia. Pugh Funeral Home, Ra...

Tuesday 07/29/2014
Battles, James

James Battles MARION Mr. James Bruce Battles, 65, of Marion, died Sunday, July 27, 2014. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m., Thursday, July 31, at the Cross Mill Church of God Fellowship Hal...

Fox, James

James Fox MORGANTON James "Jim" Fox, 78, of Morganton, died Sunday, July 27, 2014. The funeral will be held at 12 p.m., Wednesday, July 30, at First Advent Christian Church. The family wi...

Metts, William

William Metts REIDSVILLE William Joseph Metts died Thursday, July 24, 2014. Survivors are his sons, Scott and Shawn Metts; brother, Ralph Metts; sisters-in-law, Susan Metts and Martha Carol Metts; ...

Sunday 07/27/2014
Chapman, Patricia

Patricia Chapman MORGANTON Patricia "Pat" Chapman, 86, of Morganton, died Thursday, July 24, 2014. The funeral will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, July 27, in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman ...

Crane, Frank

Frank Crane MORGANTON Mr. Frank Junior Crane, 70, of Morganton, died Friday, July 25, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, July 27, at Riverside Baptist Church. The family will re...

Dowdle, Barbara

Barbara "Bebe" Canipe Dowdle MARION Barbara "Bebe" Canipe Dowdle, 60, of Marion, went to be with the Lord Friday, July 25, 2014, following a lengthy battle of cancer, at Catawba...

Smith, Bessie

Bessie Smith MORGANTON Bessie Lee Hudson Smith, 89, died Saturday, July 26, 2014. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, July 28, in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory ...

Stevens, Ruby

Ruby Doris Stevens MARION Ruby Doris Stevens, 82, of Marion, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014, at John F. Keever Jr. Solace Center in Asheville. Born in Mitchell County, Jan. 28, 1932, she was t...

Thursday 07/24/2014
Anthony, Thad

Thad Anthony MARION Mr. Thad Lee Anthony, 77, of Marion, died, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today (Thursday, July 24), in the McCall Memorial Chapel of Kirksey Fu...

Arvel, Barrier

Arvel Barrier MORGANTON Arvel M. Barrier, 71, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, July 25, at Barrier Cemetery in Jonas Ridge. Sossoman Funeral Home ...

Rockette, Annie

Annie B. Rockette MARION Annie B. Rockette, 86, of Marion, passed away Monday, July 21, 2014, at Burke Hospice and Palliative Care following a period of declining health. Annie was born March 4, 19...

Wednesday 07/23/2014
Clark, Elmer

Elmer Clark NEBO Elmer Clark, 73, of Nebo, went home to be with the Lord unexpectedly Monday, July 21, 2014. A native of Burke County, born May 11, 1941, he was the son of the late Charlie and Ida ...

Clark, Ruth

Ruth Clark VALDESE Ruth Smith Clark, 88, of Valdese, died Monday, July 21, 2014. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, July 25, in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory C...

Dale, Glenn

Glenn Wheelon Dale OLD FORT Glenn Wheelon Dale, 89, of Old Fort, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Aston Park Health Care Center in Asheville. Born in McDowell County, Jan. 4, 1925, she was the...

Helms, Vera

Vera Herndon Helms VALDESE Vera Herndon Helms, 89, of Valdese, died Monday, July 21, 2014. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, July 24, at United Baptist Church. The family will receive f...

Tuesday 07/22/2014
Davis, Grady

Grady Lee Davis MARION Mr. Grady Lee Davis, 78, of Marion, passed away following a short illness Saturday, July 19, 2014, at the Memorial Campus of Mission Hospitals in Asheville. Grady was born Ap...

Lane, Guy

Guy Lane MARION Mr. Guy Lane, of Marion, passed away peacefully in his sleep Saturday, July 19, 2014. He was at his home when he passed and is now reunited with his beloved wife of 61 years, Harrie...

Moody, Tranis

Tranis Moody NEBO Tranis Moody, 81, of Nebo, went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at his residence. A native of McDowell County, Tranis was born Aug. 8, 1932 and was a son of the ...

Swink, Vera

Vera Huffman Swink MORGANTON Vera Huffman Swink, 91, of Morganton, died Monday, July 21, 2014. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, July 24, in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Hom...

Waters, Durline

Durline Waters MORGANTON Durline Buff Sprouse Waters, 78, of Morganton died Sunday, July 20, 2014. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. today (Tuesday, July 22), in the Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Hom...

Sunday 07/20/2014
Clark, Lillian

Lillian Clark LENOIR Lillian Bruner Clark passed away Friday, July 18, 2014, at Grandview Villa Assisted Living, after an extended period of declining health. Born in McDowell County, March 16, 192...

McGill, Ernest

Ernest Timothy McGill MORGANTON Ernest Timothy McGill, 67, of Morganton, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, July 21, in Fleming Memorial Chapel at Ebony Fune...

Nunnally, Georgia

Georgia Nunnally MARION Mrs. Georgia Nunnally, 95, of Marion, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014, at her residence. Mrs. Nunnally was born in Avery County Feb. 26, 1919, and was a daughter of the la...

Stepp, Katherine

Katherine (Kay) Blount Stepp MARION Katharine (Kay) Blount Stepp of Palestine, Texas, the wife of William (Bill) Stepp, lost her long battle with breast cancer in January 2014 in Palestine. Kay is ...

Wike, Doris

Doris Wike MORGANTON Doris Ann Hyatt Wike, 52, of Morganton, died Friday, July 18, 2014. The funeral service will be held at 4 p.m., Monday, July 21, in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home...

Wyatt, Michael

Michael Wyatt HOLDEN BEACH Michael Eugene Wyatt, 52, of Holden Beach and Asheville, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Michael was born June 15, 1962 to Peggy Banks Wyatt Reel and the late Jerry...

Friday 07/18/2014
Conley, Bill

Bill Conley MORGANTON Bill Conley, 77, died Thursday, July 17, 2014. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 19, at Hartland Missionary Methodist Church, with visitation at the church, f...

Walker, Mary

Mary Walker MARION Mrs. Mary K. Walker of Marion, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 20, at Addie's Chapel United Methodist Church, 107 Addie's Cha...

Whisenant, Barbara

Barbara Whisenant LENOIR Barbara Knight Whisenant, of Westbrook Street, Lenoir, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Valdese Hospital. She was born in Caldwell County, to the late Dora Bryant Knight. I...

Thursday 07/17/2014
Whisnant, Linda

Linda Whisnant MORGANTON Linda Elizabeth Lackey Whisnant, 75, of Morganton, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at the Memorial Chapel of K...

Wednesday 07/16/2014
Cox, Arthur

Arthur Cox MORGANTON Arthur Dean Cox, 66, of Morganton, went to be with the Lord Monday, July 14, 2014. He was born in McDowell County, July 16, 1947 and was the son of the late Irene Cox Rumfelt. ...

Hollifield Sr., Milton

Rev. Milton A. Hollifield Sr. SWANNANOA/MARION Rev. Milton A. Hollifield Sr., 88, of Swannanoa and formerly of Marion, passed away unexpectedly Monday, July 14, 2014 at his residence. Born in Mitch...

Tuesday 07/15/2014
Hollifield, Milton

Rev. Milton Aaron Hollifield SWANNANOA/MARION The Rev. Milton Aaron Hollifield, 88, of Swannanoa, died Monday, July 14, 2014. A complete obituary and service information will be announced once arra...

Presnell, Katherine

Katherine Presnell NEBO Katherine "Susie" Moody Presnell, 52, of Nebo, died Saturday, July 12, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, July 17, at Faith Missionary Baptis...

Washington, Alice

Alice G. Hardy Washington MORGANTON Mrs. Alice G. Hardy Washington, 92, of Morganton, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, July 15, at 11 a.m., in the St. John AM...

Sunday 07/13/2014
Hogan, Dean

Dean Hogan NEBO Dean Hogan, 44, of Nebo, passed away unexpectedly Friday, July 11, 2014. Born in Fredericksburg, Va., June 26, 1970, he was the son of Dennis Hogan and Patti Smothers. A loving husb...

Loesch, Margaret

Margaret Elisabeth Loesch MARION Margaret Elisabeth Loesch, 88, of Marion, passed away Friday, July 11, 2014, at the McDowell Hospital. Margaret was born in Gotha Thuringia, Germany Feb. 14, 1926. ...

Reeves, James

James Reeves NEBO Mr. James Arthur "Big Daddy" Reeves, 65, of Nebo, made his transition into glory, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, while on Vacation in Gatlinburg, Tenn. Born Nov. 15, 1948, in ...

Roberson, Marshall

Marshall Roberson LAKE WYLIE, S.C. Marshall Conrad Roberson, 70, died Thursday, July 10, 2014. The memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., today (Sunday, July 13), in the Colonial Chapel of Sossom...

Stafford, Gaither

Gaither Stafford DARLINGTON, S.C. Gaither W. Stafford, 86, died Friday, July 11, 2014, at the McLeod Hospice House. A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, July 14, at Grove Hill Cem...

Wednesday 07/09/2014
Frisbee, Modean

Modean McNeely Frisbee MARION Mrs. Modean McNeely Frisbee, 89, of Marion, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at the Thomasville Medical Center. Modean was born March 19, 1925, in Hickory, to the la...

Jones, Jonnelle

Jonnelle "Jay" Gathings Jones MORGANTON Jonnelle "Jay" Gathings Jones, 46, died Monday, July 7, 2014. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, July 11, at Quaker Meadows Pres...

Wimpey, Betty

Betty Jean Swanson Wimpey MURPHY Betty Jean Swanson Wimpey, 84, of Murphy, died Thursday, July 3, 2014. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Sunday, July 6, in the Chapel of the Ivie Funeral Home,...

Yeates, Ruth

Ruth Yeates ORLANDO, Fla. Ruth Long Mace Yeates, 93, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2014, in Orlando, Fla. She was the daughter of the late Monroe and Rena Medford Long, sister of the late Nell Bow...

Tuesday 07/08/2014
Black, James

James "Bill" Black KERNERSVILLE Mr. James "Bill" Murphy Black, 84, died Friday, July 4, 2014. The family received friends from 6:30 to 9 p.m., Monday, July 7, at Hayworth Miller...

Boone, Lois

Lois Emmajean Sheehan Boone MORGANTON Lois Emmajean Sheehan Boone, 79, of Morganton, died Sunday, July 6, 2014. A graveside service will be held at 4 p.m., Thursday, July 10, at Sky View Memorial P...

Evans, Sandy

Sandy Martin Evans MORGANTON Sandy Martin Evans, 67, of Morganton, died Sunday, July 6, 2014. No formal services are planned at this time. Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting th...

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