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Sunday 04/26/2015
Biebel, Peggie Creasy

ROYAL OAK, Md. Peggy (Eugenia) Creasy Biebel passed away Friday, April 3, 2015 at Compass Hospice of Queen Anne's, surrounded by her family. She was 82 years old. She was born Nov. 23, 1932 in Jenk...

Cashion, Dr. Jerry Clyde "Pop"

RALEIGH Dr. Jerry Clyde "Pop" Cashion died peacefully in his home in Raleigh, Friday, April 17, 2015 after a courageous battle with an illness of several months. Dr. Cashion was born in S...

Cochran, Daniel L.

ASHEVILLE Mr. Daniel L. Cochran, 62, died Wednesday, April 22, 2015. Arrangements are incomplete but will be announced at a later date by Westmoreland Funeral Home and Crematory in Marion.

Shetlar, Charles Perry

MARION Charles Perry Shetlar, 97, of the Pleasant Gardens Community, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2015 at his home, following a period of declining health. A native of Owaneco, Ill., Charles was...

Taylor, Charles

MARION Charles Port Taylor, 85, of Marion, died Thursday, April 23, 2015 at Autumn Care of Marion. He was born April 2, 1930 in Yancey County, N.C., to the late Richard E. Taylor and Chloe Silver T...

Willix, Velvia Jean Grant

HICKORY Velvia Jean Grant Willix, 68, of Hickory, passed away Monday, April 20, 2015, at Catawba Regional Hospice. She was born May 1, 1946, in McDowell County, to the late Joe and Cassie Davis Gra...

Friday 04/24/2015
McKinnon, Sharon

NEBO Sharon Kae McKinnon, 45, of Nebo, died unexpectedly Wednesday, April 22, 2015. Born in Tiffin, Ohio, Nov. 17, 1969, she was the daughter of Edward Joseph McKinnon of St. Petersburg, Fla., and ...

Nanney, Brittany D.

UNION MILLS Miss Brittany D. Nanney, 27, of Brittany Dr. in Union Mills, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, April 22, 2015, while being cared for at Sunrise Rehab & Care in Nebo. Born...

Pitman, Sgt. Arnold

MARION Sgt. Arnold Pitman was killed in action Dec. 12, 1950, during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir while honorably serving his country in the U.S. Army's 7th Infantry Division. His body lay at res...

Simmons, Jacqueline (Jackie)

Jacqueline (Jackie) Simmons MARION Jacqueline (Jackie) O'Dear Simmons, 48, died Thursday, April 23, 2015. A funeral service will be held Saturday, April 25, at 11 a.m., in the chapel of Westmorelan...

Thursday 04/23/2015
Allison, Joel

OLD FORT Joel Edwin Keller Allison, 38, of Old Fort, died unexpectedly in an automobile accident Monday, April 20, 2015. He was born April 14, 1977 in McDowell County, to Tim and Marguerite Sue All...

Henderson Sr., Rex

STATESVILLE Mr. Rex Dean Henderson Sr., 81, of Statesville, passed away unexpectedly Monday, April 20, 2015, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Mr. Henderson was born in Iredell County, Fe...

McKesson, Mary Abernathy

MORGANTON Mary Abernathy McKesson, 90, died April 19, 2015. A funeral service will be held Friday, April 24, at Slades Chapel AME Zion Church, at 1 p.m. The family will receive friends from 12 to 1...

Ollis, James

MORGANTON James Phillip Ollis, 74, died Monday, April 20, 2015. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, April 24, at Mountain View #1 Baptist Church. The family will receive friends thi...

Ritchie, Joe

STATESVILLE Mr. Joseph Lane Ritchie, 28, of Statesville, passed away unexpectedly, Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Iredell Memorial Hospital. Joe was born Dec. 20, 1986 in Forsyth County and was the so...

Scott, Staff Sgt. Wayne Lynn

MORGANTON Staff Sgt. Wayne Lynn Scott, 64, died Monday, April 20, 2015. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 25, at Gibbs Chapel Wesleyan Church. The family will receive friends Frid...

Shaw, Lawrence

STATESVILLE Mr. Lawrence Raymond Shaw, 62, of Statesville, died Saturday, April 18, 2015. A celebration of life service will be held today (Thursday, April 23), at 12:30 p.m., at the Rutledge and B...

Sinclair, Esther

TROUTMAN Esther Kelley Sinclair, 90, of Troutman, went to be with the Lord Sunday, April 19, 2015. A celebration of life memorial service was held Wednesday, April 22, at 4 p.m., at Wesley Memorial...

Waugh, Roberta

STATESVILLE Funeral services for Roberta Waugh were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, at South River Baptist Church with Dr. Chris Thompson officiating. The family visited with friends from ...

Wednesday 04/22/2015
Gilbert, Clifford

MORGANTON Clifford "Cliff" Gilbert, 79, died Monday, April 20, 2015. The services will be held at 4 p.m., Friday, April 24, at Burkemont Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive f...

Kerley, Oma Ellison

MARION Oma Ellison Kerley,90, went home to be with the Lord Monday, April 20, 2015, with her loving family by her side. Oma was born in Cox County, Tenn., Sept. 6, 1924, and was a daughter of the l...

Laney, Virginia

NEBO Virginia Jolley Laney, 68, died Thursday, April 2, 2015. A memorial service in celebration of Virginia's life will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 24, at the First Baptist Church of Marion. Th...

Shuford, Gladys Bradley

MARION Gladys Bradley Shuford, 90, of Marion, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at Autumn Care of Marion. Gladys was born March 11, 1925, in Cherokee, N.C. and was a daughter of the late Namon a...

Tuesday 04/21/2015
Ballew Jr., Marion Albert

WEAVERVILLE Marion Albert Ballew Jr., 71, went home to be with the Lord April 17, 2015. Born in Yancey County to the late Marion Sr. and Ola Mae Robinson Ballew, he worked for the U.S. Postal Servi...

Kirkpatrick, Melissa "Missy"

MARION Melissa "Missy" Kirkpatrick, 43, of Marion, went to be with the Lord Friday, April 17, 2015, while in the care of Hospice of Rutherford County in Forest City. A native of McDowell ...

Stewart, Sharon "Judi" Guss

Sharon "Judi" Guss Stewart NEBO Sharon "Judi" Guss Stewart, has now entered eternity and is with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and her husband Joseph M. "Joe" Stew...

Witherspoon, Grace Jean

LENOIR Grace Jean Witherspoon, 55, died Saturday, April 18, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Ebony Funeral Services of Lenoir will be assisting the family.

Monday 04/20/2015
McKesson, Mary Abernathy

MORGANTON Mary Abernathy McKesson, 90, of Morganton died Sunday, April 19, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Ebony Funeral Services of Morganton will be assisting the family.

Stilwell, Frankie

CONNELLY SPRINGS Frankie Stilwell, 85, died Saturday, April 18, 2015. The memorial service will be held at 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church. The family will receive friends...

Sunday 04/19/2015
Byrd, Wanda

OLD FORT Wanda Byrd, 81, lifelong resident of Ken Tom Road in Old Fort, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2015. She was born Nov. 24, 1933 to the late J.R. Harris Jr. and Clara Jones. Mrs. Byrd was pre...

Cruise, Mary

NEBO Mary Kathleen Watson Cruise, 69, of Nebo, went to be with the Lord Thursday, April 16, 2015 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 7, 1946 in McDowell County, to ...

Kirkpatrick, Melissa "Missy"

MARION Melissa "Missy" Kirkpatrick, 43, of Marion, went to be with the Lord, Friday, April 17, 2015 while in the care of Hospice of Rutherford County in Forest City. A native of McDowell ...

Stewart, Sharon "Judi" Guss

NEBO Sharon "Judi" Guss Stewart has now entered eternity and is with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and her husband, Joseph M. "Joe" Stewart who passed away Sept. 13, 2014 af...

Tolbert, Robert

MORGANTON Robert Eugene Tolbert, 63, died Friday, April 17, 2015. The funeral will be held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 21, at The Way of the Cross Baptist Church with visitation at the church from 1:...

Wood, Jerry

MORGANTON Jerry Wood, 57, died Friday, April 17, 2015. The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center with visitation a...

Workman, Linda Ann Styles

HICKORY Linda Ann Styles Workman, 72, of Hickory, formerly of Marion, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015 at Trinity Village Lutheran Home in Hickory. She was born in Spartanburg County, S.C., Feb.2...

Friday 04/17/2015
Baird, Josephine

Josephine Baird MORGANTON Josephine Wittig Baird, 83, died Wednesday, April 15, 2015. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 18 at Burkemont Baptist Church. The family will rece...

Conner, Killian Wade

MARION Killian Wade Conner, infant son of Joshua Bryant and Christian Nicole Conner of Marion, went to be with the Lord unexpectedly, Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Killian was born Feb. 13, 2015 and w...

Crossley Sr., Thomas "Tom" Ray

MARION Mr. Thomas "Tom" Ray Crossley Sr., 54, of Marion passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born July 1, 1960, in Augsburg, Germany, t...

Gates, Weldon Peter

MORGANTON Weldon Peter Gates, 87, died April 6, 2015. The memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 19, in the chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center. The family will rec...

Turbyfill, Clay William

MORGANTON Clay William Turbyfill, 91, of Morganton, died Thursday, April 16, 2015. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, April, 18, in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home...

Turbyfill, Clay William

MORGANTON Clay William Turbyfill, 91, of Morganton, died Thursday, April 16, 2015. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, April, 18, in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home...

Thursday 04/16/2015
Wilson, Frances Jean

MORGANTON Frances Jean Wilson, 69, died Tuesday, April 14, 2015. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 18, at Community Missionary Baptist Church. The family will receive friends Frid...

Wednesday 04/15/2015
Arrowood, Vola Texie Pressley

FAIRVIEW Vola Texie Pressley Arrowood, 79, died Monday, April 13, 2015. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, April 17, in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home, with visitation at th...

Ayers III, Lew

OLD FORT Lewis "Lew" Ayers III, 59, of Old Fort, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at his residence. Lew was born in Champaign County, Ill., Sept. 28, 1955 and was a son...

Jones, Joanna E. Camp

CLEVELAND, Ohio Joanna E. Camp Jones, 98, died Wednesday, April 1, 2015. The graveside service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 18, at Shiloh A.M.E. Church Cemetery. Ebony Funeral Services ...

Revis, Howard Edward

MARION Howard Edward Revis, 64, of Marion, passed away Monday, April 13, 2015, at John F. Keever Solace Center in Asheville. A native of McDowell County, Howard was born Aug. 5, 1950, and was a son...

Wilson, Charlie Ray

NEBO Mr. Charlie Ray Wilson, 77, of Nebo, passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville. Mr. Wilson was born in Craven County, March 3, 1938 and was a son of...

Tuesday 04/14/2015
Burleson, Terry Lee

MARION Terry Lee Burleson, 62, of Marion died Saturday, April 11, 2015. A private service will be scheduled at a later date. Cornerstone Cremation & Funeral Celebrations of Lenoir is servin...

Franklin, Doris Fay Bennick

MARION Doris Fay Bennick Franklin, 80, of Marion, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2015, at Rose Hill Retirement Center. Born in McDowell County August 9, 1934, Doris was the daughter of the late Orl ...

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