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Tuesday 04/21/2015
Barger Jr., T. Michael

HICKORY T. Michael Barger Jr., 31, of Hickory, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015, at his residence. Born June 30, 1983, in Catawba County, he was the son of Debbie Barger and Thomas Barger Sr. Mic...

Carswell, Thelma

VALDESE Thelma Louise Carswell, 79, of Valdese, went to her Heavenly home, Sunday, April 19, 2015, at Burke Hospice and Palliative Care Center, after a period of declining health. Mrs. Carswell was...

Isenhour, Teresa Blackwell

SNOHOMISH, Wash. Teresa Isenhour, 46, of Snohomish, Wash., passed away March 23, 2015, after a short battle with cancer. She was born Sept. 6, 1968, in Hickory. Teresa is survived by her parents, C...

Jessup, Sue Ellen Schell

HICKORY Sue Ellen Schell Jessup, 90, of Hickory, died at the Catawba Regional Hospice House in Newton, Monday, April 20, 2015. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, at Cor...

Lippard, Jean Farris

HICKORY Jean Farris Lippard, 81, of Hickory died Monday, April 20, 2015. Arrangements are incomplete at Bass-Smith Funeral Home.

Matthews, Mary Frances

HIDDENITE Mary Frances Matthews, 70, of Hiddenite died April 18, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 22, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. The family will receive frien...

Price, Clyde Frye

TAYLORSVILLE Clyde Frye Price, 90, passed away April 19, 2015, at Catawba Valley Medical Center after a brief illness. Clyde was born June 3, 1924, in Alexander County to the late Uriah and Texie S...

Reep, James "Stanley"

CONNELLY SPRINGS James "Stanley" Reep, 55, of Connelly Springs died April 18, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Bass-Smith Funeral Home. Full obituary will run in Wednesday's paper.

Sherrill, Hoyle Gabriel

TAYLORSVILLE Hoyle Gabriel Sherrill, 79, of Taylorsville, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015, at Brian Center in Viewmont. Born Oct. 10, 1935, in Catawba County, he was the son of the late Lennie W...

Smith, Victoria Ann Thomas

HICKORY Victoria Ann Thomas Smith, 76, of Hickory died Monday, April 20, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Bass-Smith Funeral Home & Crematory in Hickory.

Starnes, Jena Faye Fox

TAYLORSVILLE Jenna Faye Fox Starnes, 73, of Taylorsville died April 19, 2015. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Chapman Funeral Home is assisting the family of Jenna Faye Fox Starnes.

Wagoner, Herman Glenn

LAWNDALE Herman Glenn Wagoner, 68, of Lawndale died Saturday, April 18, 2015. A memorial service will be planned at a later date. The Wagoner family has entrusted arrangements to Jenkins Funeral Ho...

Witherspoon, Grace Jean

LENOIR Grace Jean Witherspoon, 55, died Saturday, April 18, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Ebony Funeral Services of Lenoir will be assisting the family.

Monday 04/20/2015
Aaron, Julia Rena

GRANITE FALLS Julia Rena Aaron, 56, of Granite Falls died Saturday, April 18, 2015. No Service is planned at this time. The Aaron family has entrusted arrangements to Jenkins Funeral Home and Crema...

Beck, Bob

CONOVER Robert "Bob" Carl Beck, 79, of Conover passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Catawba Regional Hospice. He was born Oct. 29, 1935, in Henry County, Ill., to the late Carl and Le...

Hudson, Merle Chilton

HICKORY Merle Chilton Hudson, 82, of Hickory passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015, at her residence. She was born Nov. 24, 1932, in Eden, to the late Henry and Lola Boyd Chilton. Merle was a member...

McKesson, Mary Abernathy

MORGANTON Mary Abernathy McKesson, 90, of Morganton died Sunday, April 19, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Ebony Funeral Services of Morganton will be assisting the family.

Propst, Margie Lee Smith

CATAWBA Margie Lee Smith Propst, 78, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015, after a period of declining health. Margie was born March 29, 1937, in Burke County, to the late Ellis Smith and Emma Shoo...

Stilwell, Frankie

CONNELLY SPRINGS Frankie Stilwell, 85, of Connelly Springs crossed the river to the promised land Saturday, April 18, 2015. Born in Caldwell County, April 26, 1929, she was the daughter of the late...

Turgeon, Philip R.

MAIDEN Philip R. Turgeon, 72, of Maiden died April 16, 2015. The funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 21, at Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church, 537 North Highway 16 in Denver. The G...

Wallace, Shirley Tucker

STATESVILLE Shirley Tucker Wallace, 73, of Statesville died April 17, 2015. The funeral service will be held April 21, 2015, at 1 p.m., at Chapman Funeral Home. The family will receive friends befo...

Yount, Audrey Reinhardt

NEWTON Audrey Reinhardt Yount, 89,died Friday, April 17, 2015. A services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, April 20, at Bass-Smith Funeral HomeThe family will receive friends one hour prior to servi...

Sunday 04/19/2015
Carswell, Michael

GRACE CHAPEL Michael Eugene Carswell, 53, died Friday, April 17, 2015. A memorial service will be held Sunday, April 19, at 4 p.m., at Grace Chapel United Methodist Church. The family will receive ...

Harrington, Palmetto Maxine

TAYLORSVILLE Palmetto Maxine Harrington, 87, of Taylorsville, died Friday, April 17, 2015. Visitation will be held at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church from 2 to 3 p.m. today (Sunday, April 19), with fu...

Hudson, Merle

HICKORY Merle Chilton Hudson, 82, of Hickory, died Saturday, April 18, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, 828-465-2111.

Huskey, Creed

GRANITE FALLS Creed Junior Huskey, 79, of Granite Falls, died Tuesday, April 14, 2015. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 21, in Pendry's Chapel at 3 p.m. The family will receive friends...

Kale, Faye Laney

CATAWBA Faye "Short" Laney Kale, 82, of Catawba passed away Friday, April 17, 2015 at CMC-Main in Charlotte. Born Aug. 8, 1932 in Catawba County, she was the daughter of the late Noah Osc...

Rice, Lester "Danny"

HICKORY Danny Rice, 64, went home to be with his loving parents Thursday, April 16, 2015, after a long illness. He was born Jan. 31, 1951 in Caldwell County to the late William and Kathleen Rice. H...

Sakkal, Charles

HICKORY Charles Michael Sakkal, 78, of Hickory, passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at Trinity Village (Lutheran Home-Hickory), under the care of Catawba Regional Hospice. Born Sept. 4, 1936 in Bro...

Tolbert, Robert

MORGANTON Robert Eugene Tolbert, 63, died Friday, April 17, 2015. The funeral will be held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 21, at The Way of the Cross Baptist Church with visitation at the church from 1:...

Travis, Betty Whitener

CATAWBA Betty Jane Whitener Travis, 84, of Catawba, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015 at Abernethy Laurels in Newton. Born June 24, 1930 in Catawba County, she was the daughter of the late Logan J...

Wilkinson, Peggy

HICKORY Peggy Faye Wilkinson, 73, of Hickory, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015 at her residence. She was born July 17, 1941 in Pitt County, N.C., to the late Johnnie E. Spear and Mary Lee Parker ...

Wood, Jerry

MORGANTON Jerry Wood, 57, died Friday, April 17, 2015. The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center with visitation a...

Workman, Linda Ann Styles

HICKORY Linda Ann Styles Workman, 72, died Friday, April 17, 2015. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 21, at 3 p.m., in the chapel of Westmoreland Funeral Home. The family will receive f...

Yount, Audrey Reinhhardt

NEWTON Audrey Reinhardt Yount, 89, of Newton, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015 at Catawba Regional Hospice. Born July 20, 1925 in Catawba County, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Nola...

Saturday 04/18/2015
Hull, Muriel

VALE Muriel Lean Workman Hull, of Vale, died Thursday, April 16, 2015. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. today (Saturday, April 18), at Mull's Chapel Baptist Church. The funeral service will be...

Jones, Richard

NEWTON Richard "Rick" Edward Jones, 67, of Newton, died Thursday, April 16, 2015. His funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 20, at McKendree United Methodist Church. The fa...

Lail, Matthew

NEWTON Matthew Alan Lail, 23, of Newton, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015. Born Oct. 4, 1991 in Seminole County, Fla., he was the son of Kelly Lail and Lori Wolfe Wilson. Matthew was a 2010 Ban...

Settlemyre, Richard

HUDSON Richard Bryan "Richie" Settlemyre, 52, of Hudson, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015 at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, Hudson. Born March 22, 1963 in Macomb, Mich., he was...

Stroud, Zavea

SHELBY Zavea Stroud, 47, of Shelby, died Sunday April 12, 2015. The memorial service will be held today (Saturday, April 18), at 3 p.m. in the Dennis Alvin Memorial Chapel of Allen Mitchell Funeral...

Travis, Betty Whitener

CATAWBA Betty Jane Whitener Travis, 84, of Catawba, died Friday, April 17, 2015. Arrangements are incomplete at Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.

Warlick, Betty

RUTHERFORD COLLEGE Mrs. Betty Humphries Warlick, 83, of Rutherford College, died Friday, April 17, 2015 Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m today (Saturday, April 18), at Burke Memorial Park. ...

Yoder, Kenneth

HICKORY Kenneth Ray "Dude" Yoder, 77, of Hickory, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015 at Catawba Regional Hospice following a brief illness. Mr. Yoder was born July 10, 1937 in Catawba C...

Friday 04/17/2015
Annas, Tammy

LENOIR Tammy Elizabeth Penley Annas, 43, went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, April 12, 2015 at her residence. She was born in Catawba County, Sept. 6, 1971 to Daniel Penley and Iva Trivette Penl...

Baird, Josephine

Josephine Baird MORGANTON Josephine Wittig Baird, 83, died Wednesday, April 15, 2015. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 18 at Burkemont Baptist Church. The family will rece...

Behner, Vanessa Lynn

VALE Vanessa "Lynn" Mayberry Behner, 54, of Vale, passed away Monday, April 13, 2015 at Catawba Regional Hospice. Born July 12, 1960 in Lee County, Ala., to the late Jimmy and Ann Newton ...

Bollinger, Melinda "Lynn"

HICKORY Melinda "Lynn" Smithers Bollinger, 50, of Hickory, passed away April 15, 2015 at her residence. Born April 22, 1964, in Dauphin, Pa., she was the daughter of Charles James Smither...

Gates, Weldon Peter

MORGANTON Weldon Peter Gates, 87, died April 6, 2015. The memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 19, in the chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center. The family will rec...

Hardy Sr., Charles

CONOVER Charles Gray Hardy Sr., 69, of Conover, passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at Sherrills Ford Hospice House. He was born Oct. 3, 1945 in Surry County, to the late Otis and Della Mae Mere...

Jones, Elaine

NEWTON Elaine Jones, 57 of Newton, passed away, Sunday, April 12, 2015 at Wake Forest Baptist Health Center in Winston-Salem. She was born Sept. 19, 1957 in Mecklenburg County to the late Robert Ch...

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