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Wednesday 10/22/2014
Hoover, Raymond

Raymond Eugene Hoover OLD FORT Raymond Eugene Hoover, 59, of Old Fort, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. A private service will be held by the family. Cornerstone Cremation Funeral Celebrations is servi...

Williams, Horace "Elmer"

Horace "Elmer" Williams MORGANTON Horace "Elmer" Williams, 90, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. The graveside service will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 24, at Burke Memorial Par...

Tuesday 10/21/2014
Edwards, Valerie

Valerie Lynn Edwards MORGANTON Valerie Lynn Edwards, 48, of Morganton, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral H...

McElreath, Travis

Travis Patrick McElreath PORTSMOUTH, Ohio Travis Patrick McElreath, 40, of Portsmouth, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 at Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth. Born Aug. 4, 1974 in...

Sunday 10/19/2014
Antley, Ray

Ray M. Antley MORGANTON Dr. Ray M. Antley died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Grace Episcopal Church. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7...

Bellas, John

John Bellas DREXEL John Joseph "Bob" Bellas, 90, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. The Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Hickory. Soss...

Childres, Larry

Larry Childres DREXEL Larry William Brantley Childres, 77, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. The funeral will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, at Drexel First Baptist Church, with visitation at the c...

Corpening, Shelby

Shelby Jean Corpening LENOIR Shelby Jean Corpening, 74, died Oct. 16, 2014. Memorial services will be held Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 12 p.m., at the First Church of God. The family will receive friends ...

Hollifield, Cora

Cora Arizona Brown Hollifield TURKEY COVE/ WOODLAWN Mrs. Cora Arizona Brown ("Little Zonie") Hollifield, 73, of Marion, passed away Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at her residence with her loving...

Huffman, Pearl

Pearl E. Huffman ASHEBORO Daisy Pearl Evans Huffman, 76, formerly of Candor and Asheboro, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 at GrayBrier Nursing and Retirement Center, Trinity. Ms. Huffman was born Jan....

Orders, Susie

Susie Orders MORGANTON Susie Nadine Orders, 88, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. today (Sunday, Oct. 19), at Glen Alpine Cemetery. Sossoman Funeral Home and ...

Rutherford, Stevie

Stevie Lawrence "Sweetie" Rutherford MORGANTON Stevie Lawrence "Sweetie" Rutherford, 40, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. The memorial service will be held at 4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 20...

Tharpe, Roy

Roy Tharpe MARION Roy Lee Tharpe, 92, of Marion, formerly of Thomasville, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today (Sunday, Oct. 19) graveside, at the Harmony Ci...

Thursday 10/16/2014
Hardy, Naomi

Naomi Hardy MARION Naomi Avery Hardy, 89, of Marion passed away Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. A public memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 18, at Willow Tree AME Church, 2500 Willowtree Church Ave...

Myers Jr., Robert

Robert Lee Myers Jr. OLD FORT Robert Lee Myers Jr., 67, of Old Fort, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at The Hospice House of Rutherford County. A native of McDowell County, born Jan. 2, 1947, h...

Roberson, Shirley

Shirley Roberson LAKE WYLIE, S.C. Shirley Webb Roberson, 69, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. The memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 18, in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funera...

Thompson, George

George David Thompson MARION George David Thompson, 56, of Marion, went to be with the Lord unexpectedly at the McDowell Hospital on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. Born on Fort Sumter, S.C., on June 3, 19...

Wednesday 10/15/2014
Purcell, Jenny

Jenny Hopson Purcell MARION Jenny Hopson Purcell, 43, of Marion, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, at her residence. Born in Buncombe County May 22, 1971, she was the daughter of Denn...

Tuesday 10/14/2014
Chester, Doris

Doris Newton Chester MORGANTON Doris Newton Chester, 78, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. The funeral will be held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home and Cr...

Clark, Margie

Margie Pearson Clark MORGANTON Margie Pearson Clark, 80, died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15, at Missionary Ridge Baptist Church. Visitation will be f...

Duckworth, Karl

Karl Douglas Duckworth MORGANTON Karl Douglas Duckworth, 21, of Morganton, died Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. Funeral service will be today (Tuesday, Oct. 14), at Morganton Seventh-day Adventist Church at...

Hensley, Eleck

Eleck Willis Hensley NEBO Eleck Willis Hensley, beloved son, brother, grandson and friend to many, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. Eleck, 17, was born in Mooresville, Aug. 20, 199...

Williams, Nancy

Nancy Williams MORGANTON Nancy Ann Williams, 80, of Morganton, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. Graveside services for Nancy Ann Williams were held Monday, Oct. 13, at 1 p.m. at Burke Memorial Park. S...

Sunday 10/12/2014
Buff, Sandra

Sandra "Sandy" Braswell Buff MORGANTON Sandra "Sandy" Braswell Buff, 68 died Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14 at Missionary Ridge Bapti...

Deaton, Carl

Carl Lewis "Hone" Deaton MARION Mr. Carl Lewis "Hone" Deaton, 82, of Marion, passed away following an extended period of declining health on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 at Autumn Ca...

Drury, Virginia

Virginia Kincaid Drury MORGANTON Virginia Kincaid Drury, 92, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 14, at Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center. Visita...

Fox, James

James Fox MARION James Robert "Bobby" Fox, 83, of Marion, went to be with the Lord Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at Mission Hospital in Asheville. He was born Sept. 14, 1931, in McDowell County...

Godfrey, Donald

Donald "Peanut" Godfrey MARION Donald "Peanut" Godfrey, 66, of Marion, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. No services are scheduled at this time. Westmoreland Funeral Home is assisti...

Laws, Betty Lou

Betty Lou Phillips Laws MARION Mrs. Betty Lou Phillips Laws, 80, of Marion, passed away on Oct. 10, 2014, at the St. Joseph campus of Mission Hospitals, in Asheville. A native of Yancey County, she...

Laws, Priscilla

Priscilla Stevens Laws Marion Priscilla Stevens Laws, age 95, of Marion, NC went to be with the Lord Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 16, 1...

Friday 10/10/2014
Flynn, Grover

Grover Calvin Flynn ROCK HILL, S.C. Grover Calvin Flynn, 74, of Rock Hill, S.C. passed away Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. Born in Rutherfordton, Mr. Flynn was the son of the late Fred and Beulah Flynn. ...

Hollifield, Annie

Annie Laura Bartlett Hollifield MARION Annie Laura Bartlett Hollifield, 82, of Marion, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine, with her loving family at...

Honeycutt, Renn

Renn Galloway Honeycutt GRAHAM Renn Galloway Honeycutt Jr., 88, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Richland County, S.C., to the late Renn Gall...

Thursday 10/09/2014
Byrd, Boyd

Boyd Byrd MORGANTON Boyd Byrd, 70, of Morganton died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 10, in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center...

Hubbard, Betty

Betty Lee Hubbard NEBO Betty Lee Hubbard, 48, of Nebo, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, at St. Joseph Campus, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Aug. 1, 1966, in Grundy, V...

Kanipe, Fred

Fred Junior Kanipe MORGANTON Fred Junior Kanipe, 81, of Morganton, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. The funeral service will be held at 12 p.m., Friday, Oct. 10, at Willow Tree AME Church. The family wi...

McMahan, Wayne

Wayne McMahan MORGANTON Wayne McMahan, 67, of Morganton, died Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home and C...

Ruff, Jordan

Jordan Scot Ruff MARION Jordan Scot Ruff, 22, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, at his residence. A native of McDowell County, Jordan was born Nov. 10, 1991, and is the son of Jenni R...

Sparkman, Doris

Doris Ann Sparkman MORGANTON Doris Ann Sparkman, 79, died Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 10, at Conley Road Pentecostal Holiness Church with visitation at th...

Williams, Mary

Mary Louise Ross Williams YORK, S.C./MARION, N.C. Mary Louise Ross Williams, 90, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, at White Oak Manor in York, S.C. She was born Nov. 16, 1923, in Marion...

Young, Jeanne

Jeanne Morgan Young CHARLOTTE Jeanne Morgan Young, 82, of Charlotte, died Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at St. Andrews Assisted Living. Born Jan. 16, 1932, in Marion, she was a daughter of the late Chester...

Wednesday 10/08/2014
Boone, Elender

Elender "Raye" Swann Boone NEBO Elender "Raye" Swann Boone, 87, of Nebo, passed away peacefully Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, at Grace Heights in Morganton. "Raye" was born in...

Haupt, Renard

Renard Haupt MARION Renard A. Haupt, 59, of 154 Matilda Avenue, Marion, passed away Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 in Mission Hospital in Asheville. Ren is survived by a brother, Richard and his wife, Ruby...

Sowers, Kenneth

Kenneth Wayne Sowers MARION Mr. Kenneth Wayne Sowers, 59, of Marion was called to his heavenly home Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. A native of McDowell County, Wayne was born June 1, 1955, and is a son of ...

Tuesday 10/07/2014
Barrier, Ruth

Ruth Barrier MARION Ruth Byrd Barrier, 81, of Marion, went to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014. Born Feb. 2, 1933 she was a daughter of the late Harvey and Carrie Byrd. She was a me...

Burleson, Hobert

Hobert Lee Burleson MORGANTON Hobert Lee Burleson, 84, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Community Missionary Baptist Church. The visitation wil...

Cronin, Alice

Alice Elizabeth Richardson Cronin MARION Alice Elizabeth Richardson Cronin was called home to the Lord Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 while under the care of Hospice. Alice was the youngest of nine children....

File, Jackie

Jackie File DREXEL Jackie File, 61, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center, which is serving t...

Hagarty, Patricia

Patricia Anne Wolf Hagarty ASHEVILLE Patricia Anne Wolf Hagarty, 86, of Asheville, died Sept. 29, 2014. The family visitation was held on Thursday, Oct. 2, and a funeral service was held on Friday,...

Medford, Carl

Carl Medford MARION Mr. Carl Medford, 89, of Marion, passed away Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 at his residence. Born in Rutherford County, Feb. 11, 1925, he was the son of John and Hattie Medford. Carl l...

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