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Wednesday 07/09/2014
Frisbee, Modean

Modean McNeely Frisbee MARION Mrs. Modean McNeely Frisbee, 89, of Marion, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at the Thomasville Medical Center. Modean was born March 19, 1925, in Hickory, to the la...

Jones, Jonnelle

Jonnelle "Jay" Gathings Jones MORGANTON Jonnelle "Jay" Gathings Jones, 46, died Monday, July 7, 2014. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, July 11, at Quaker Meadows Pres...

Wimpey, Betty

Betty Jean Swanson Wimpey MURPHY Betty Jean Swanson Wimpey, 84, of Murphy, died Thursday, July 3, 2014. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Sunday, July 6, in the Chapel of the Ivie Funeral Home,...

Yeates, Ruth

Ruth Yeates ORLANDO, Fla. Ruth Long Mace Yeates, 93, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2014, in Orlando, Fla. She was the daughter of the late Monroe and Rena Medford Long, sister of the late Nell Bow...

Tuesday 07/08/2014
Black, James

James "Bill" Black KERNERSVILLE Mr. James "Bill" Murphy Black, 84, died Friday, July 4, 2014. The family received friends from 6:30 to 9 p.m., Monday, July 7, at Hayworth Miller...

Boone, Lois

Lois Emmajean Sheehan Boone MORGANTON Lois Emmajean Sheehan Boone, 79, of Morganton, died Sunday, July 6, 2014. A graveside service will be held at 4 p.m., Thursday, July 10, at Sky View Memorial P...

Evans, Sandy

Sandy Martin Evans MORGANTON Sandy Martin Evans, 67, of Morganton, died Sunday, July 6, 2014. No formal services are planned at this time. Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting th...

Perry, Nancy

Nancy Lowe Perry MARION Mrs. Nancy Lowe Perry, 75, of Marion, died Thursday, July 3, 2014. A gathering of family and friends will be held Wednesday, July 9, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Westmoreland...

Sunday 07/06/2014
Chapman, Tony

Tony Chapman LINCOLNTON Tony Ray Chapman, 66, died Thursday, July 3, 2014. The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. today (Sunday, July 6), in Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Cente...

Perry, Nancy

Nancy Lowe Perry MARION Mrs. Nancy Lowe Perry, 75, of Marion, departed this life peacefully Thursday, July 3, 2014, at her home in the company of her beloved husband and children. Nancy was born Ap...

Stevens, Margaret

Margaret Shope Stevens OLD FORT Mrs. Margaret Shope Stevens, 85, passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Autumn Care of Marion. Margaret is a native of Swann...

Waters, Martha

Martha Waters MORGANTON Martha Eugenia Patton Waters, 84, died Wednesday, July 2, 2014. The memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 5, at First Baptist Church. The family received frien...

Friday 07/04/2014
Mode, Van

Van Arthur Mode GREENSBORO Van Arthur Mode, born July 29, 1955, died after a brief illness Saturday, June 28, 2014. He was predeceased by his father, Venus Mode; and sister, Debbie Pendergrass. He ...

Stewart, Hennie

Hennie Stewart MORGANTON Hennie Smith Stewart, 90, of Morganton, died Thursday, July 3, 2014. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, July 7, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. The family will re...

Whisnant, Tommy

Tommy Whisnant MORGANTON Tommy D. Whisnant, 63, of Morganton, died Thursday, July 3, 2014. The memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 6, at St. Mary's Episcopal Church. The family wi...

Thursday 07/03/2014
Ferrer, Kathleen

Kathleen Morgan Ferrer MARION Kathleen Morgan Ferrer, 90, of Marion, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014, at her residence, with her loving family by her side. Born in Liberty, Ky., Sept. 26, 1923,...

Pagaruzzi, Mafalda

Mafalda Pagaruzzi MORGANTON Mafalda Giovanna Domenica Pagaruzzi, 83, died Tuesday, July 1, 2014. The funeral Mass will be held at 3 p.m., Friday, July 4, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Vi...

Scronce, Connie

Connie Scronce MORGANTON Connie Deal Scronce, 64, died Tuesday, July 1, 2014. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 4, at Sossoman Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends at...

Wednesday 07/02/2014
Allen, Winnie

Winnie Allen GLEN ALPINE Winnie Belle Daves Allen, 77, died Tuesday, July 1, 2014. A Remembrance of Life Celebration will be held at a later date. Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assi...

Clayman, Susan

Susan Cappel Clayman VALDESE Susan "Susie" Cappel Clayman, 68, died Sunday, June 29, 2014. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, July 4, at Valdese Family Funeral Care and Perfect Pea...

Jenkins, James

James D. "JD" Jenkins OLD FORT James D. "JD" Jenkins, 61, passed away peacefully Monday, June 30, 2014 at home with his loving family by his side. He was born in Newport News, V...

Zemlis, Nicholas

Nicholas Zemlis MARION Nicholas Zemlis, 16, of Marion, passed away Monday, June 30, 2014 at Carolina Medical Center in Charlotte, following an extended battle with Cystic Fibrosis. Born in Broward ...

Tuesday 07/01/2014
Clemmer Jr., James

James T. Clemmer Jr. MORGANTON James T. Clemmer Jr., 76, of Morganton, died Sunday, June 29, 2014. The graveside service will be held at 12:15 p.m., Tuesday, July 1, at Forest Hill Cemetery. The fa...

Mace, Pauline

Pauline B. Mace MORGANTON Pauline B. Mace, 93, of Morganton, died Sunday, June 29, 2014. The graveside service will be held at 4:15 p.m., Tuesday, July 1, at Burke Memorial Park. The family will re...

Nix, Rhonda

Rhonda Nix MARION Mrs. Rhonda Nix, 64, of Marion, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, June 28, 2014, at North Carolina Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill. The daughter of Bill and Louise Allen, s...

Powell, Joe

Joe Powell MORGANTON Joe Powell, 66, of the Lake James Community, died Sunday, June 29, 2014. The graveside service will be held at 12 p.m., Thursday, July 3, at the Western Carolina State Veterans...

Smith, Charles

Charles "Charlie" Smith GLEN ALPINE Charles Sherman Smith, 81, of Glen Alpine, died Friday, June 27, 2014. The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 2, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Sos...

Trent, Keilko

Keilko "Katie" Kiguchi Trent MARION Mrs. Keilko "Katie" Kiguchi Trent, 87, of Marion, died Wednesday, June 25, 2014. The family held a private memorial service at Kirksey Funera...

Sunday 06/29/2014
Francis, William

William Joseph (Bleu) Francis OLD FORT William Joseph (Bleu) Francis, 75, of Old Fort, passed away Monday, June 23, 2014, at his home with his loving family beside him. William was a longtime membe...

Norville, Linda

Linda Lou Banner Norville MORGANTON Linda Lou Banner Norville, 64, died Friday, June 27, 2014. The funeral will be held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, July 1, at Nowlings Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. The f...

Strickland, Earl

Earl Thomas Strickland MARION Earl Thomas Strickland, 74, of Marion, passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at the McDowell Hospital. Born in Madison County June 7, 1940, he was a son of the late Ja...

White, Calvin

Calvin E. White MARION Calvin "Cal" E. White, 76 of Marion, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014, at his residence, with his family by his side. Born July 16, 1938, in Simpsonville, S.C., he...

Thursday 06/26/2014
Brown, Richard

Richard Keith Brown OLD FORT Richard Keith Brown, 53, passed away unexpectedly Monday, June 23, 2014. A native of McDowell County, Richard was born April 22, 1961 and was a son of Dollie Blankenshi...

Hall, Janice

Janice Welch Hall CONOVER Janice Welch Hall, 63, of Conover, passed away Friday, June 20, 2014, at the Catawba Regional Hospice after an extended battle with cancer. Janice was born and raised in M...

Phillips, Mary

Mary Will Hensley Phillips NEBO Mary Will Hensley Phillips, 91, of Nebo, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at Sunrise Rehab and Care Center. Born in Yancey County, Oct. 22, 1922, Mary was a daugh...

Richardson Sr., Everett

Everett Eugene Richardson Sr. TAYLORSVILLE Everett Eugene Richardson Sr., 92, of Taylorsville, died Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 28, at Libert...

Wednesday 06/25/2014
Hicks, Walter

Walter Hicks NEBO Mr. Walter Reeves Hicks, 73, of Nebo, died, Monday, June 23, 2014. A memorial service will be held 3 p.m., Wednesday, June 25, in the McCall Memorial Chapel of Kirksey Funeral Hom...

Ledbetter, William

William "Bill" Ledbetter MARION William "Bill" Ledbetter, 87, of Cape Coral, Fla., passed away Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. A graveside service for Bill will be held Saturday, June 2...

Richardson Sr., Everett

Everett Richardson Sr. TAYLORSVILLE Everett Eugene Richardson Sr. died Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Services are pending with Adams Funeral Home, Taylorsville.

Robinson, Marvin

Marvin L. Robinson ROANOKE, Va. Marvin L. Robinson, 101, of Roanoke, Va., formerly of Marion, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2013. A graveside service for Mr. Robinson will be held Saturday, June 2...

Wilson, Billy

Billy Albert Wilson MT. HOLLY Mr. Billy Albert Wilson (Bill), 85, died Tuesday, June 17, 2014. A funeral service will be held Saturday, June 28, at 2 p.m. in Westmoreland Funeral Home Chapel. The f...

Tuesday 06/24/2014
Burgin, Jonathan

Jonathan Wayne Burgin MARION Jonathan Wayne Burgin, 21, of Marion, passed away Sunday, June 22, 2014. Born in Buncombe County, Jan. 2, 1993, he was the son of Rodney W. Burgin and Carrisa Jenkins B...

Jones, Albert

Albert Jones Sr. FOREST CITY Albert S. Jones Sr., 85, of Forest City, died Sunday, June 22, 2014. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m., Wednesday, June 25, at Holly Springs Baptist Chur...

Lucas, James

James Keenan Lucas MORGANTON James Keenan Lucas, 30, of Morganton, died Wednesday, June 18, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, at Harvest Praise Church. The family w...

Nanney, Paul

Paul J. Nanney UNION MILLS Paul J. Nanney, 85 of Union Mills, passed away Saturday, June 21, 2014, at the Rose Hill Retirement Center in Marion. He was born Jan. 9, 1929, the son of the late Regina...

Patton, Estoy

Estoy Brown Patton MARION Estoy Brown Patton, 82, of Marion, passed away Sunday, June 22, 2014, at Sunrise Rehabilitation & Care, with her loving family by her side. Born in McDowell County...

Westall, Hazel

Hazel Padgett Westall MARION Mrs. Hazel Padgett Westall, 90, of Marion, passed away peacefully Saturday, June 21, 2014. Mrs. Westall was born Nov. 28, 1923 to Joseph Daniel Padgett and Mary Elizabe...

Sunday 06/22/2014
Bryant, Robert

Robert Esau "Bob" Bryant Sr. MORGANTON Robert Esau "Bob" Bryant Sr., 95, of Morganton, died Thursday, June 19, 2014. Funeral services will be held at McElrath Chapel AME Church,...

Condrey, Margie

Margie Condrey MARION Margie Condrey, 89, of Marion, died Friday, June 20, 2014. A graveside service will be held today (Sunday, June 22), at 3 p.m in Oak Grove cemetery. Westmoreland Funeral Home ...

Duckworth, Mildred

Mildred Duckworth MORGANTON Mildred Ann Branch Duckworth, 84, died Friday, June 20, 2014. The funeral will be held at 12 p.m. Monday, June 23, in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home and Cr...

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