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Thursday 10/30/2014
Chapman, Verlin

Verlin Eugene Chapman MORGANTON Verlin Eugene Chapman, 65, of Morganton, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. The funeral will be held at 12 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31, in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funera...

Sisk, Johanna

Johanna Marie Sisk MARION Johanna Marie Sisk, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. Born in Kassel, Germany, Dec. 21, 1927, she was married to Calvin L. Sisk, Aug. 11, 1...

Wednesday 10/29/2014
Flack, Sgt. Cameron

Sgt. Cameron Flack UNION MILLS Sgt. Cameron Morrison Flack, 18, was killed in action Dec. 12, 1950, during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir while serving in the U.S. Army's 7th Infantry Division. His...

Walton, Rachel

Rachel Wise Walton DURHAM Rachel Wise Walton, 76, of Durham, formerly of Marion, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. The family will receive friends Saturday from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m., at Clements Funeral Hom...

Tuesday 10/28/2014
Brooks, Mary Ann

Mary Ann Brooks MARION Mary Ann Brooks, 86, of Marion, went to be with the Lord Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 at Grace Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was born Feb. 29, 1928 in Letcher County...

Edwards, Martha

Martha "Faye" Edwards NEBO Martha "Faye" Edwards, 85, of the Linville Township began her new life in heaven on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. Born in Burke County, Nov. 9, 1928, she was...

Epley, Helen

Helen Epley MARION Helen Mangum Epley, 91, of Marion, went to be with the Lord Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at Sunrise Rehabilitation and Care. She was born March 20, 1923, in Norton, Va., to the late Ar...

Manis, Nola

Nola H. Manis MARION Nola H. "Toad" Manis, 84, of Marion, is now sitting at the feet of Jesus, praising her Lord and Master. Departing this Earth, Oct. 25, 2014, she is now safe and well ...

Murphy, Clarence

Clarence "Murph" Murphy INDIAN LAND, S.C. Clarence "Murph" Murphy, 80, of Indian Land, S.C., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House, in Rock ...

Pendley, Barbara

Barbara Mitchell Pendley MARION Barbara Mitchell Pendley, 74, of Marion, passed away Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at Mountain Ridge Wellness Center in Black Mountain. Barbara was born on Feb. 20, 1940,...

Ray, John E.

John E. Ray GLENWOOD Mr. John E. Ray, 73, of the Glenwood community, passed away peacefully at home Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, following a period of declining health. John was born in McDowell County J...

Walton, Rachel

Rachel Wise Walton DURHAM Rachel Wise Walton, 76, of Durham passed away Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at Duke HomeCare & Hospice - Hock Family Pavilion, Durham. She was born in Albemarle and lived...

Sunday 10/26/2014
Hood Sr., Charles L.

Charles L. Hood Sr. ASHEVILLE Charles Lee Hood, Sr., 84, of Lenoir, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. at Dulatown Presbyterian Church, Monday, Oct. 27. The f...

Kantowski, Rita

Rita Kantowski MARION Rita Kantowski, 76, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. A celebration of life will be held today (Sunday, Oct. 26, at 3 p.m. at Westmoreland Funeral Home Chapel. Westmoreland Funera...

Long, James

James Long MORGANTON James Norman Long, 83, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. The memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. today (Sunday, Oct. 26), at First Baptist Church. The family will receive frien...

Friday 10/24/2014
Arrowood, Hazel

Hazel Ann Morgan Arrowood MARION Hazel Ann Morgan Arrowood, 78, of Marion, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Please contact Kirksey Funeral Home in Marion for funeral arrangements.

Branch, Joyce

Joyce Branch MORGANTON Joyce Ann Propst Branch, 86, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. The graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 25, at Snow Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery. Fo...

Harris, Florence (Flossie) Buckner

Florence (Flossie) Buckner Harris SANFORD, N.C. Florence Buckner Harris, affectionately known as Flossie, died peacefully Tuesday morning, Oct. 21, 2014, at her home. Mrs. Harris was born in McDowe...

Thursday 10/23/2014
Case, Elfriede

Elfriede Case MORGANTON Elfriede Gietzkovsky Case, 74, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. The memorial service will be held at 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 24, in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home a...

Hood Sr., Charles

Charles Lee Hood Sr. LENOIR Charles Lee Hood Sr., 84, of Lenoir, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ebony Funeral Services of Lenoir.

Wright, Robin

Robin Mann Wright MARION Robin Mann Wright, 46, of Marion, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. A celebration of Robin's life will be held Friday, Oct. 24, at 6 p.m. at Story Memorial Presbyterian Church. W...

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...

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