Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Wil Kelley (Robinson) MARION Wil Kelley (Robinson), 50, died, Saturday, Jan. 14., 2017. A celebration of life party will be held at 6 p.m., Friday, March 31, at the Fellowship Hall of the First Presbyterian Church in Marion. A full obituary will follow. Westmoreland Funeral Home is assisting…

MORGANTON Willard Leroy Patton, 76, of Morganton, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017. The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 17, at the Roy Shehan Fellowship Center. A service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 18, at Nowlings Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. Soss…

MARION John William Robinson, 91, of Marion, passed away Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, at the McDowell Hospital. Born Jan. 10, 1926, to Wilburn and Doskie Robinson in Yancey County, he was a longtime lineman and foreman with Duke Energy who could, until the day he died, tell you where and when he h…

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STATESVILLE Ruth Bostick, 57, of Statesville, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, at her residence. She was born in Bronx, N.Y., June 2, 1959, and was the daughter of the late Robert A. Bostick and Annie Ruth Bowman. She attended John F. Kennedy High School in New York. She served…

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
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MOORESVILLE Mr. Robert "Bobby" Preston Campbell, 65, of Mooresville, went home to be with our Lord and Savior Friday, Dec. 30, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray Campbell and Dorthy McCallister of Kannapolis. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Mooresville. Bobby …

Friday, January 06, 2017

GRANITE FALLS Gary Alvin Huffman, 59, of Granite Falls, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at his residence. Due to expected inclement weather, funeral arrangements have been changed as follows: funeral services will be held at Oak Grove Baptist Church Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 2 p.m., with the R…

ATHENS, Ga. Charles Bennett Brittain, 82, of Athens, Ga., passed away Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, following a brief battle with cancer. Born in Morganton Jan. 13, 1934, to the late Roy and Pearl Brittain, he had recently moved to Athens to be near his son, Randy. Charles grew up in Morganton where…

CONOVER Albert W. Davis, 81, passed away Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, at Conover Nursing and Rehab Center in Conover. Born Nov. 20, 1935, in Yancey County, he was the son of the late Earnest Robert and Lena Bell Styles Davis. For many years, Albert owned and operated three service stations. He love…

Thursday, January 05, 2017

CATAWBA John Alton Huitt, 90, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, at Catawba Valley Assisted Living in Catawba. Born May 12, 1926, in Maiden, he was the son of the late John Henderson Huitt and Margaret Elizabeth Murdock Huitt Underwood. John worked as a finishing carpenter in general const…

GRANITE FALLS Paul Anderson Shumaker Sr., 91, of Granite Falls, died Jan. 3, 2017, after a period of declining health. Born May 20, 1925, in Lenoir, he was a son of the late Rev. Thomas P. and Jessie Craig Shumaker. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving from 1943 to 1946, during World War II. …