Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Sunday, September 16, 2018

MARION Wayne Wills, 59, of Marion, passed away Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 21, at New Manna Baptist Church. A memorial service to celebrate Wayne's life will follow at 4 p.m., at the church. Beam Funeral Service & Crematory is a…

Billy Boyd Smith Sr. CONCORD Billy Boyd Smith Sr., 84, of Crowell Drive in Concord, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. Services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Grace Lutheran Church. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m., with funeral services at 2 p.m. The family will be meeting at the…

MARION Mitchell Alford, 91, passed away Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced upon completion. Westmoreland Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Friday, September 14, 2018
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

HICKORY Sidney Irwin Levinson, educator, scholar, father, grandfather, passed away Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, after a courageous battle with MS. Born in Winnipeg, Canada, Sidney attended the University of Manitoba and Columbia University. He tutored students in New York City before retiring and…

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

MARION Vinna Noblitt, 83, of Marion, passed away Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. Arrangements will be announced upon completion. Westmoreland Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

MARION Mrs. Mary Virginia "Shorty" Mace, 79, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, at Mission Health in Asheville. Mary was born in Mitchell County July 6, 1939, to the late Will Pitman and Etta Ward Pitman. She was a charter member of Refuge Baptist Church, where she sang in the c…

HICKORY Service cancelation notice: Due to the hurricane forecast, the memorial service for Hal James Monroe in Fayetteville has been cancelled. Once rescheduled it will be announced. Hal James Monroe, 63, of Hickory, passed away Monday, July 9, 2018.

Sunday, September 09, 2018
Friday, September 07, 2018

HICKORY Deacon Charles Stacey Reeves Sr., 71, of 3rd Street SE in Hickory, formerly of New York, N.Y., peacefully departed this life surrounded by his loved ones, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. He was born Sept. 19, 1946, in McDowell County, W.Va., to the late Cone and Arnolia Daniels Reeves. He w…

Thursday, September 06, 2018
Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Parrottsville, TN./Marion Mr. James P. "Jim" Eckenrod, 84, of Parrottsville, Tenn., passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, at his home. A native of McDowell County, he was born Nov. 26, 1933, to the late Walter B. Eckenrod Sr. and Hazel Paxton Eckenrod. He was retired from the United States Ai…

MARION On the afternoon of Monday, September 3, 2018, Dr. Gregory Jack Grant, age 63, of Marion, North Carolina, went home to be with the Lord with his loving family by his side. A native of Catawba County, Gregg was born on October 5, 1954 to Jack Grant and the late Ima Jean Reid Grant. Gre…

Tuesday, September 04, 2018
Sunday, September 02, 2018

MARION Don Fauntleroy Doggett, 93, of Marion, passed away Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. A native of Rutherford County, he was the son of the late Charlie and Della Vickers Doggett. He was a carpenter and a 32nd Degree Mason. Don was a United States Army veteran of WWII and a POW. He was loved as if…

MONROE Jerry Ronald Blankenship, 76, of Monroe, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018 surrounded by family at his residence. He was the husband of Rose Mary McFadden Blankenship for 51 years. Born April 13, 1942, in Rutherfordton County, he was the son of the late Ray Gilkey Blankenship and S…

Friday, August 31, 2018
Thursday, August 30, 2018

HICKORY Margaret Taylor Lineberger, 78, of Hickory, passed away Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, at Catawba Regional Hospice. Born Oct. 24, 1939, in Mecklenburg County, she was the daughter of the late Mary Wiley Lentz Taylor and Weston Lenoir Taylor and the granddaughter of the late Blossom Bayless L…

Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Sunday, August 26, 2018