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Sunday 02/07/2016
Deal, Martha Azalee Cook

Valdese Martha Azalee Cook Deal, 85, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 9, at High Peak Baptist Church with visitation at the church from 1 to 2 p.m. pri...

Evans, Ruth Ballew

MARION Mrs. Ruth Ballew Evans, 89, of Marion, passed away peacefully Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 following several years of declining health. She was at her home when she passed with her beloved family ...

Laughridge, Celia Frances Hawkins

MARION Celia Frances Hawkins Laughridge, 85, of Marion, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Services are pending and will be announced next week. Westmoreland Funeral Home is serving the Laughridge family.

Laws, Karee (Peg) H.

Karee (Peg) H. Laws STATESVILLE Karee (Peg) Hoover Laws, 85, of Statesville, passed away Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 at Maple Leaf Health Care. She was born Sept. 29, 1930 to the late A.A. Hoover and Ma...

McCullagh, Sarah Margaret

ASHEVILLE Sarah Margaret McCullagh, 68, of Asheville, died Monday, Dec. 21, 2015. The celebration of Sarah's life will be held Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Calvary Episcopal Church in Fle...

McFalls, Ruby

Ruby McFalls OLD FORT Ruby McFalls, 84, of Old Fort, surrounded by her loving family and friends, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 at her residence. Born in Mitchell County, Jul...

Moeller, Marsha Joan Barnes

HICKORY Marsha Joan Barnes Moeller, 79, of Hickory, formerly of Marion, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 at the Brian Center in Spruce Pine. Born in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 26, 1936, she was a daughte...

Walker, Janie Hamrick

MORGANTON Janie Hamrick Walker, 64, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. The funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, at Morganton First Church of God with visitation at the church from 12 to 1:30...

Friday 02/05/2016
Adams, Michael Dean

GATE CITY, VA

Clark, Helen Rose

Morganton

Kennerly, Rickie Lynn

KANNAPOLIS

Noblitt, Harold Dean

MARION

Price, Frank

MARION

Vitrone, Mary

MORGANTON

Thursday 02/04/2016
Johns, Carol Lynn Dubrawsky

Morganton

Thomason, Vera N.

MORGANTON

Woody, Faye Marlowe

MARION

Wednesday 02/03/2016
Arnett, Billy Jack

Morganton

Sisk, Patricia Ann

MARION

Ward, Hazel Lee McKinney

MARION

Tuesday 02/02/2016
Adams, Steven Ray

NEBO Mr. Steven Ray Adams, 58, of Nebo, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 6 p.m., at Snow Hill United Methodist Church in Morganton. The family wil...

Ali, Dr. Shamshad

Dr. Shamshad Ali MARION

Carter, William B. "Bill"

Morganton William B. "Bill" Carter, 89, died Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016. The memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 4, at Grace Episcopal Church with visitation in the church...

Cooper, Mary Martha Crooks "Dinky"

MORGANTON Mary Martha "Dinky" Crooks Cooper,died Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. The family will receive friends Thursday, Feb. 4, from 1 to 2 p.m., at Sossoman Funeral Home. The funeral will be...

Crisp, Vera Mae Smith

MARION Mrs. Vera Mae Smith Crisp, 89, of Marion, passed away Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, at her residence. She was blessed to have her family by her side when she left this world for her eternal home....

Dula, Joyce L.

LENOIR Ms. Joyce L. Dula, 83, of Lenoir, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 2 p.m., at Dula Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. The family will recei...

Ledbetter Sr., Ernest Wayne

SUMTER, S.C. Ernest Wayne Ledbetter Sr., 80, widower of Mary Kathryn Ledbetter, died Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, at Palmetto Health Tuomey. Born in Rutherford, he was a son of the late Dexter Noland L...

Merrell, Harriet

Morganton Harriet Wiik Merrell, 81, died Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016. The family will receive friends 1 to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 3 at Morganton Seventh-day Adventist Church. The service will follow at ...

Reel, Alice Anna Day

MARION Mrs. Alice Anna Day Reel, 97, of Rose Hill Retirement Community, formerly of Lower Haw Branch Rd. in Marion, passed away Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, after a brief illness. A native of San Diego...

Sanders, Nellie Pauline Laws

MARION Nellie Pauline Laws Sanders, 77, died Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. Born in Cramerton, March 3, 1938, she was a daughter of the late Johnny Laws and Minnie...

Monday 02/01/2016
Simpson, James Abernethy

MORGANTON James Abernethy Simpson, 90, of Morganton, died Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 2, at Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center. ...

Sunday 01/31/2016
Crisp, Vera Mae

MARION Mrs. Vera Mae Crisp, 89, of Marion, died Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. Arrangements will be announced at a later date. Westmoreland Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the family with arrange...

Layton, Edward

OLD FORT Edward Wood Layton, 77, of Old Fort, formerly of Wichita, Kan., died Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 at John F. Keever Solace Center in Asheville, after he became suddenly ill in September. He was b...

Miller, Glenda

Glenda Miller MARION Glenda Miller, of Marion, passed away Friday, Jan. 29, 2015 at the Memorial Campus of Mission Hospital in Asheville. A native of McDowell County, Glenda was the daughter of Gle...

Morgan Sr., Terry

LENOIR Terry Lee Morgan Sr., 66, of Lenoir, died Friday, Jan. 29, 2016. A Graveside Service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, at East Flat Cemetery. Evans Funeral Service & Crem...

Parker, Maggie

STATESVILLE Mrs. Maggie Grimes Parker, 87, of 112 Lewis Ridge Lane, peacefully passed away Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 at the Maple Leaf Health Care Center, following an extended illness. She was the ...

Reel, Alice

MARION

Ryan, Brandy Katherine

MORGANTON Brandy Katherine Ryan, 26, of Morganton, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. The family will receive friends from 4 to 5 p.m., Monday Feb. 1, at Grace Baptist Church. A memorial service will fo...

Sanders, Nellie Pauline Laws

MARION Nellie Pauline Laws Sanders, 77, died Friday, Jan. 29, 2016. Arrangements will be announced at a later date. Westmoreland Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.

Friday 01/29/2016
Dykes Jr., Rev. William Randolph

MORGANTON Rev. William Randolph Dykes Jr., 63, of Morganton, died Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, Jan. 30, at 2 p.m. at Highway to Hedges Ministries, 218...

Kisselburg, Barbara

SHELBY Mrs. Barbara Louise (Capps) Kisselburg died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 with her family by her side in Boiling Springs, N.C. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at Clevela...

Thursday 01/28/2016
Cable, Kayla Renee

MARION Kayla Renee Cable, 31, of Marion, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. Kayla was born in Mecklenberg County, Oct. 18, 1984, to Dale and Pam Cable. She was a member of Chapel...

Canipe, Michael

HICKORY Michael "Mike" Duane Canipe, 67, of Hickory, was promoted to glory on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center due to injuries from an accident. He was born Jul...

Duckworth, Donald Lee

MORGANTON Donald Lee Duckworth, 68, died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 30, at Burkemont Baptist Church with the funeral following in t...

Dykes Jr., Rev. William Randolph

MORGANTON Rev. William Randolph Dykes Jr., 63, of Morganton, died Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at Highway to Hedges Ministries, 218...

March, Novella Hardy

MORGANTON Novella Hardy March, 81, of Morganton, died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. A celebration of life will be Friday, Jan. 29, at 3 p.m. at McElrath Chapel AME Church. The family will receive friend...

Ray, Duane Eddie

NEBO Mr. Duane Eddie Ray, 54, of Nebo, died Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. A service in celebration of Duane's life will be held today (Thursday, Jan. 28), at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Westmoreland Funeral ...

Wednesday 01/27/2016
Ballew, Eric Shane

MARION Eric Shane Ballew, 41, of Marion, died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 at McDowell Hospital. Eric will always be remembered for his loving nature and his wonderful smile, that lit up his eyes. He had...

Bowling, Lois

SAVANNAH, Ga. Lois Jean Bowling died peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016 in Savannah, Ga., at her son's home under the extraordinary care of Hospice Savannah. Lois was born in Wise County, Virginia...

DeHart, Betty Jo

Betty Jo DeHart Morganton Betty Jo DeHart, 80, of Morganton, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016. A celebration of life service will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 31, at Southside Baptist Church. The fami...

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