Tuesday, June 27, 2017
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HICKORY Ruby E. Titus, 93, of Hickory, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at home surrounded by her loving family. Born on Jan. 21, 1924, in Weston, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Homer D. and Mamie Currence Lake. She was in the Army Signal Corps in Washingto…

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HICKORY Josephine Hattie Pounds Shuford, 62, of Hickory, died Sunday, June 11, 2017. The funeral service will be held today (Friday, June 16), at 3 p.m., at New Hope Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m., at the church. Allen Mitchell Funeral Home Hickory is servin…

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

MARION/FOREST CITY Clara "Mimi" Elizabeth Potts Winters, 95, of Marion and Forest City, passed away peacefully, Saturday, June 10, 2017, at the home of Carolyn and Malcolm Tucker, in Dysartsville, where she had resided for the last six years, with many family members by her side. Mrs. Winter…

Billy Ray Watts GRANITE FALLS Billy Ray Watts, 73, of Granite Falls, died Monday, June 12, 2017. The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, June 16, at Wilkes Grove Baptist Church. The funeral service will follow at the church, at 1 p.m. Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory …

MARION Charles Lewis Ellis, age 77, of Marion, North Carolina passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017, at the SECU Hospice House in Forest City. He was born November 25, 1939, to the late Stokes and Annie Ellis. In addition to his parents, Chuck was preceded in death by one sister, Corrine Dunca…

OCALA, Fla. Charles Douglas Walker, 84, passed away Thursday, June 8, 2017. He was born into this life Feb. 17, 1933, in Marion, N.C. He has been a Marion County, Fla., resident for over 60 years. He worked for Maris Distribution Co. for many years. He was an avid golfer. He was a Mason at F…

MORGANTON Scott Alexander Pruett, 51, of Morganton, died Sunday, June 11, 2017. The family will receive friends from 12 to 1:30 p.m., Friday, June 16, at Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center. The funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m., in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home.

MARION Elizabeth Anne Shiflet West, 86, of Marion, died Friday, March 10, 2017. A celebration of life will be held at First Presbyterian Church in Marion, Saturday, June 17, at 11 a.m.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

MARION Jeffrey Lynn Swepson, 59, of Marion, died Friday, June 9, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 17, at Mt. Zion A.M.E. Zion Church, with the Rev. Thelena Jackson officiating. Kirksey Funeral Home in Marion has the honor of serving the Swepson family.

MARION Marvin Eugene McKesson, 76, of Marion, passed away Friday, June 9, 2017, at Care Partners Hospice in Asheville. Mr. McKesson was born in McDowell County to the late Laura Mary Gray McKesson and the late Thomas Eugene McKesson. Mr. McKesson was a graduate of Mountain View School. He wa…

NEBO Jesus Oliberto Gonzalez Duran, age 15, of Nebo, North Carolina passed away Thursday, June 8, 2017, at Memorial Campus in Asheville. Jesus was born on July 22, 2001, to Oliberto Gonzalez and Aurora Duran. Jesus was a student at McDowell High School where he participated in the marching b…

Sunday, June 11, 2017

MARION Ronnie Lee Beam, age 70, of Marion, passed away Thursday, June 8, 2017, at Morganton Long Term Care surrounded by his loved ones. A native of Marion, Ronnie he was a son of the late Donald Edward Beam and Marion Runion Beam. Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Colby and Chr…

MARION Charles Ellis, of the Glenwood Community, died Saturday, June 10, 2017. Arrangements will be announced once they have been completed. Beam Funeral Service & Crematory is assisting the Ellis family, 828-559-8111.

TURKEY COVE COMMUNITY Gene Daniel Carmney, age 58, of Turkey Cove Community, passed away Friday, June 9, 2017 at his residence. A native of McDowell County, he was a son of the late Reece Washington Carmney and Agnes Biddix Carmney. Gene was a Deacon at Turkey Cove Baptist Church and retired…

MORGANTON Theodore Richard DeAugustinis, 96, died Sunday, June 4, 2017. A celebration of life will be held at 5 p.m., Thursday, June 15, at First Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting th…

MARION Lois Stevens Randolph, 81, of Marion, died Wednesday, June 7, 2017. A funeral service will be held Monday, June 12, at 2 p.m., in the Chapel of Beam Funeral Service. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m., prior to the service, at the funeral home. Beam Funeral Service &…

Friday, June 09, 2017