Wednesday, February 21, 2018

MARION Mrs. Bernice Poole Conley, 92, passed away Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, at Mission Hospital McDowell, following a period of declining health. Bernice was born July 14, 1925, in Woodruff, S.C., to the late Cary Wells Poole, Sr. and Bessie Dean Poole. She was a devoted Christian and a member …

MARION Lyle David Malzahn, age 74, of Marion, North Carolina, and formerly of Bolingbrook, Illinois, passed away on the evening of Friday, February 16, 2018, at his residence. The son of the late Lester and Lydia Weinrich Malzahn, he was born in Oak Park, Illinois, on November 18, 1943. An a…

MARION Mrs. Bonnie Owenby Goldsmith, 92, of Marion, passed away at The Covington assisted living facility in Raleigh after several years of declining health. Bonnie was born in Marion, July 2, 1925. One of 10 children, she was the oldest daughter, born to the late Chris and Fannie Crawley Ow…

ELK PARK Hayden Hobson, 70, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. A celebration of Hayden's life will be held Friday, Feb. 23, at 6 p.m., at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 933 Millers Gap Highway, Newland. The family will receive friends at the church from 5 to 6 p.m., prior to the servi…

MORGANTON Sherri' Marie Chatterton, 63, of Morganton, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 24, at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. Kirksey Funeral Home of Morganton has the honor of serving the family.

MARION Gladys Lillian Hogan, 95, went to heaven in her sleep, Feb. 16, 2018. Gladys was born on April 17, 1922, in Old Fort. She was preceded in death by Royce L. Hogan, her husband of 66 years; her sisters Rhoda, Mary Lou, Julia, Hattie Mae, and Grace. She is survived by her children, Glend…

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

MARION Mrs. Bonnie Owenby Goldsmith, 92, of Marion, passed away Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. The family will receive friends Thursday, Feb. 22, from 2 to 3 p.m., at First Baptist Church of Marion. A service will follow at 3 p.m., at the church. Westmoreland Funeral Home is assisting the family w…

MORGANTON Rachel Nicole Wilkins, 21, passed away Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. The family will receive friends from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Burkemont Baptist Church. A celebration of life service will follow at 4:30 p.m., in the church. Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center i…

NEBO Mrs. Catherine Lockman Smith, 87, of Nebo, passed away Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. A funeral service will be held today (Tuesday, Feb. 20), at 2 p.m., in the chapel of Westmoreland Funeral Home in Marion. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m., prior to the serv…

NEBO LaDonne Church Turner, 51, of Nebo, passed away at her residence on the morning of Monday, February 19, 2018, following a brief illness. Born in McDowell County, NC, on October 29, 1966, she was the daughter of Harold Church of Marion and the late Wanda McCalister Church. In addition to…

MARION Mrs. Bernice Poole Conley, 92, passed away Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. A complete obituary will follow in Wednesday's edition. Westmoreland Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

NEBO David H. "Dave" Greene, 57, of Nebo, passed away at his home on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. A service will be planned for a later date in the Cleveland, Ohio area. Westmoreland Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

UNION MILLS Nancy Lucille Brown Parker, age 79, of Union Mills, North Carolina passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2018, at her residence, with her loving family by her side. A native of McDowell County, Nancy was born on February 3, 1939, to the late Dewey and Helen Turner Brown. Nancy was …

MORGNATON Richard "Dick" Smith Sr., 65, died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 20, at Oak Hill United Methodist Church. The funeral will follow at 3 p.m. in the church. Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family.

MORGANTON Robey Edward Whisenant, 82, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 21, at El Bethel Baptist Church. The funeral will follow at 1 p.m., in the church. Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family.

Monday, February 19, 2018

SPRUCE PINE Lennie McKinney Greer, 92, of Spruce Pine, passed away Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at Beam Funeral Service & Crematory. A funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Beam Funeral Service & Crem…

Sunday, February 18, 2018

MORRISTOWN, Tenn. Lawrence "Larry" Harlen Barlowe, 81, of Morristown, Tenn., passed away at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. Larry was an involved member of First United Methodist Church in Morristown where he served on multiple committees and enjoyed home visit…

MORGANTON Helen Francis Corpening Edmonson, 62, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. The family will receive friends from 12 to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 20 at Shiloh A.M.E. Church. The funeral will follow at 1 p.m. in the church. Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family.

MORGANTON Brenda Roper, 77, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. A private service will be held for Mrs. Roper. Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. Joyce Allison Lytle, 78, of Newport News, Va., passed away peacefully at home Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. The daughter of Walter Lee and Selma Bradley Allison and a native of Old Fort, Joyce moved to Virginia in 1961 with her then husband, Carroll Dean Lytle, where she raised …

MARION Barbara Allison, age 83, of Marion, North Carolina passed away on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at the John F. Keever Solace Center with her loving family by her side. A native of McDowell County, Barbara was born on May 29, 1934 to the late Otis Ralph and Myrtle Harklerode Fender. In a…

MARION Lyle David Malzahn, 74, of Marion, and formerly of Bolingbrook, Ill., passed away Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. A celebration to honor the life of Lyle will be held Saturday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m., at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Marion. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m., at …

OLD FORT William Charles "Charlie" Effler, 67, of Old Fort, passed away Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. A celebration of Mr. Effler's life will be held today (Sunday, Feb. 18), at 4 p.m., at Old Fort Free Will Baptist Church, 311 Orchard St., Old Fort, NC 28762. The family will receive friends from…

NASHVILLE, TENN. Joshua "Josh" Blair, 36, of Nashville, Tenn., died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. Born in Kingsport, Tenn., he was the son of Cecil Blair and his wife, Kimberly of White Bluff, Tenn., and Debra Stevens and her husband, Scott of Marion. Josh worked as a phlebotomist at Vanderbilt Med…

DREXEL Silver Miller Abernethy, 92, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m., today (Sunday, Feb. 18), at Drexel First Baptist Church. The funeral will follow at 2 p.m., in the church. Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family.

Friday, February 16, 2018

JACKSON, MICH. Mrs. Hyla A. Davis of Jackson, Mich., passed away peacefully Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, at Henry Ford Allegiance Hospice in Jackson, Mich. Mrs. Davis was born Dec. 28, 1942, in Jackson County, Mich., to the late Herman and Martha Teeples. On April 5, 1969, she married Donald A. D…

HICKORY Mrs. Daphna "Granny" Causby, 64, of Hickory passed away Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, at Wilkes Regional Medical Center, following a period of declining health. Mrs. Causby was born Feb. 4, 1954, in Catawba County, to the late Fuzz and Stella Maynard. She worked several places; however, …

MORGANTON Mr. Charles Keith Spurling, 58, of Morganton, passed away Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, at Magnolia Lane Nursing Facility following a period of declining health. Charles was born Sept. 2, 1959, in Caldwell County, to the late Charles Alwin Spurling and Shelby Jean Tallant Spurling. Charle…

Thursday, February 15, 2018
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JACKSON, MICH. Mrs. Hyla A. Davis of Jackson, Mich., passed away peacefully Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, at Henry Ford Allegiance Hospice in Jackson, Mich.

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Sunday, February 11, 2018

MARION Elizabeth Faye Elliott Buff, 63, passed away Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. A funeral service to celebrate Elizabeth's life will be held Monday, Feb. 12, at Sugar Hill Baptist Church in Marion at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2 p.m., at the church, prior to the service…