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Tuesday 09/30/2014
Baker, Clyde

Clyde Boyce "Daddy Clyde" Baker MORGANTON Clyde Boyce "Daddy Clyde" Baker, 93, of Morganton, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. today (Tuesday, Se...

Gardin, Jack

Jack Y. Gardin HIDDENITE Mr. Jack Y. Gardin, 85, of Hiddenite, formerly of Glenwood, passed away on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at Regency Care of Clemmons. He was born Dec. 17, 1928, in McDowell Count...

Hensley Jr., John

Johnny Hensley Jr. MONROE Johnny Floyd Hensley Jr., 75, of Monroe, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. He was the son of Mary Hensley and the late Johnny (Dock) Hensley, Sr. He reti...

Mashburn, Robbie

Robbie Buchanan Mashburn CHARLOTTE Robbie Buchanan Mashburn, 51, of Charlotte, formerly of Nebo, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at her residence. Born in Haywood County on...

Pearson, Craig

Craig S. Pearson MORGANTON Craig S. Pearson, 52, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 2, in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home and Crema...

Sunday 09/28/2014
Harklerode, Annie

Annie Harklerode MARION Annie Harklerode, 97, of Marion, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. Funeral services for Mrs. Harklerode were held Saturday, Sept. 27, at 11 a.m. at Rocky Pass Free Will Baptist...

Harwood, Jay

Jay Harwood Jr. MARION Jay Harwood Jr. went home to be with the Lord Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 at his residence. Jay was born in Buncombe County Aug. 25, 1947, to Flo McKinney, of Marion and the lat...

Hollifield, Flo Maxine Brewer

Flo Maxine Brewer Hollifield NEBO Flo Maxine Brewer Hollifield, 83, of Nebo, passed away Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, in the McCall Memorial C...

Kesecker, Rhonda

Rhonda Jean Stamey Kesecker HUDSON/MARION Rhonda Jean Stamey Kesecker, 44, of Hudson, formerly of Marion, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at Frye Regional Medical Center. Rhonda ...

Friday 09/26/2014
Avale, Gundrun

Gudrun Andres "Andy" Avale MARION Gudrun Andres "Andy" Avale, 91, of Marion, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at John Keever Solace Center in Asheville. Born in Madison, Wis...

Blackburn, Kayree

Kayree Blackburn DREXEL Kayree Reel Blackburn, 75, of Drexel, NC passed away Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, after a long battle with cancer. Born in McDowell County Feb. 7, 1939, she was the daughter of...

Rose, Ellen

Ellen Rose JONAS RIDGE Ellen Rose, 70, of Jonas Ridge, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. The funeral will be held at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 28, in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home and Cr...

Thursday 09/25/2014
Bates, John

John P. Bates MARION Mr. John P. Bates, age 70, of Marion, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. Mr. Bates was a native of McDowell County, born Jan. 2,...

Thompson, Ernest

Ernest Thompson MARION Ernest (Ernie) Allen Thompson, 69, of Old Fort, went home to live with Jesus Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Thanks to the care of Hospice and many supporters, Ernie was able to li...

Wednesday 09/24/2014
Holder, Frankie

Frankie D. Holder MARION Beloved husband, father and grandfather, Frankie Dean Holder, 67, of Marion, passed away Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 at Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville. A native o...

Purdy, Jane

Jane Purdy MORGANTON Jane Matilda Sievert Purdy, 70, of Morganton, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. A memorial service will be held at 12 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 27, at Silver Creek Baptist Church. A pot...

Sabb, Charlotte

Charlotte Elaine Caldwell Sabb MORGANTON Charlotte Elaine Caldwell Sabb, 73, of Morganton, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, at Slades Chapel...

Williams, Michael

SSG Michael S. "Steve" Williams Sr. MARION SSG Michael S. "Steve" Williams Sr., passed away peacefully on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at his residence. A native of McDowell County, ...

Tuesday 09/23/2014
Anderson, Nancy

Nancy Phedola Anderson OLD FORT Nancy Phedola Anderson, 75, of Old Fort, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday Sept. 24, at 1 p.m., at Pharrs Chapel AME Zion, ...

Flynn, Fred

Fred Ray "Papaw" Flynn MORGANTON Fred Ray "Papaw" Flynn, 69, of Morganton, went to be with the Lord Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. ...

Harris, Tom

Tom Harris MARION Mr. Tom Harris, of Marion, passed away Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 at his residence following a period of declining health. His loving family was by his side. A native and lifelong res...

Hensley, Florence

Florence Pack Hensley OLD FORT Florence Pack Hensley, 79, of Old Fort, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 at her residence. Born on July 13, 1935 in McDowell County, she was ...

Hollifield Jr., Gary

Gary "Pete" Hollifield Jr. MORGANTON Gary "Pete" Hollifield, Jr., 32, of Morganton, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 at Grace Hospital in Morganton. Born in Ash...

Lindsey, Lynn

Lynn Hays Lindsey OLD FORT Lynn Hays Lindsey, 61, of Old Fort, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. There will be a family and friend's gathering on Thursday, Sept. 25, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Old Fort Cha...

Sabb, Charlotte

Charlotte C. Sabb MORGANTON Charlotte C. Sabb, 73, of Morganton, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Ebony Funeral Services, of Morganton.

Thompson, Ernest

Ernest Thompson OLD FORT Mr. Ernest Allen Thompson, 69, of Old Fort, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, at 4 p.m., at the Friendship Baptist Church, ...

Vickers, Lucy

Lucy A. Vickers GLEN ALPINE Lucy Ada Wood Vickers, 88, of Glen Alpine, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, at Faith Missionary Baptist Ch...

Sunday 09/21/2014
Cline Sr., James

James David (Dodge) Cline Sr. HAMPTON, Tenn. James David (Dodge) Cline Sr., 72, of Hampton, Tenn., passed away Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at his residence. James was born in Marion, a son of the late...

Morrison Sr., Kenneth

Kenneth Morrison Sr. MORGANTON Kenneth Howard Morrison Sr., 72, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. The memorial service will be held at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 22, in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funera...

Thomas, Joyce

Joyce Thomas MORGANTON Joyce Johnson Thomas, 75, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23, at New Bethel Baptist Church, with visitation at the church f...

Thompson, Ernest

Ernest Thompson OLD FORT Mr. Ernest Allen Thompson, 69, of Old Fort, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, at 3 p.m., at the Friendship Baptist Church, ...

White, Nellie Hyde

Nellie Hyde White MARION Nellie Hyde White, 83, of Marion, passed away peacefully Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at the McDowell Hospital surrounded by her family. A native of McDowell County, she was b...

Friday 09/19/2014
Deaton, Doris

Doris Autrey Deaton MARION Doris Autrey Deaton, of Marion passed away peacefully Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at her home. Doris was born in Mitchell County and was a daughter of the late William M. ...

Effler, Deborah

Deborah Byrd Effler MARION Deborah Byrd Effler, 62, of Marion, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. A funeral service will be held Saturday, Sept. 20, at 11 a.m., in the chapel of First Methodist Church...

Hipps, William

William "Bill" Hipps MORGANTON William Alexander "Bill" Hipps, 55, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. The family will receive friends Saturday, Sept. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sossoman...

Thursday 09/18/2014
Bailey, Roger

Roger William "Heavy" Bailey OLD FORT Roger William "Heavy" Bailey, 52, of Old Fort, following a yearlong battle with cancer, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at his re...

Greene, Preston

Preston Rufus Greene MORGANTON Preston Rufus Greene, 76, of Morganton, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. The graveside service will be held at 12 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at Burke Memorial Park. The fami...

Harper, Gloria

Rev. Gloria Mae Kincaid Harper HICKORY Rev. Gloria Kincaid Harper, 82, of Hickory, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. The funeral will be Saturday, Sept. 20, at 12 p.m., at Hartland Church of God. The ...

Pennington, Nancy

Nancy Pennington MORGANTON Nancy Jane Pennington, 80, of Morganton, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at Mount Home Baptist Church. The famil...

Rogers, Ruby

Ruby Rogers MORGANTON Ruby Mae Singleton Rogers, 91, of Morganton, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at Kirksey Funeral Home in Morganton. The ...

Wednesday 09/17/2014
Benfield, Kenneth

Kenneth "Kenny" Benfield MORGANTON Kenneth "Kenny" Benfield, 56, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. The family will receive friends Thursday, Sept. 18, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Sossoman ...

Carr, Robert

Robert P. Carr MORGANTON Robert P. Carr died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18, at Forest Hill Cemetery. Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Ce...

Wheeler, Carroll

Carroll Grady Wheeler GLEN ALPINE Carroll Grady Wheeler, 77, of Glen Alpine, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18, at Gibbs Chapel Wesleyan Churc...

Tuesday 09/16/2014
Berry, Jerry

Jerry Allen Berry CONNELLY SPRINGS Jerry Allen Berry, 67, of Connelly Springs, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. Jerry was honored with a private funeral service with Military Honors. Valdese Family F...

Burnette, Rufus

Rufus "Bill" Burnette OLD FORT Rufus "Bill" Burnette went home to be with the Lord, Sept. 8, 2014. He was born June 17, 1933, to the late John Frank Burnette and Julia Ann Boyce...

Epley, Myrtle

Myrtle Elizabeth Deaton Epley MORGANTON Myrtle Elizabeth Deaton Epley, 91, of Morganton, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at Mountain View #...

Lillian, Whalen

Lillian Brenda Whalen MORGANTON Lillian Brenda Whalen, 67, of Morganton died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 17, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Ch...

Poole, Charlie

Charlie Mae Poole MORGANTON Charlie Mae Woodard Poole, 95, of Morganton, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m., Friday, Sept. 19, at the Ebony Funeral Services Flemi...

Rector, Fred

Fred Rector MORGANTON Fred Daniel Rector, 83 of Morganton, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Visitation will be held today (Tuesday, Se...

Sowers, Judith

Judith "Diane" Sowers MYRTLE BEACH, SC Judith "Diane" Sowers, 67, mother to many, friend to all,died Satur day, Sept. 13, 2014, surrounded by family and friends. She was born Ju...

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