November 2, 1933 - May 20, 2020 Susan Wilson, 86, of Granite Falls, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at the Shaire Center. She was born Nov. 2, 1933, daughter of the late Paul and France Redman Wilson. Our precious mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother went home to be with her heavenly father Wednesday, May 20. She had a heart for the ministry, and faithfully served with her deceased husband, the Rev. Earl Wilson. God gained a precious angel on this day and she will always be loved. She loved flowers, animals, cooking, and baking for her family. Most of all, she loved serving her family, and the Lord Jesus, by loving others. Ms. Wilson is preceded in death by her loving husband, the Rev. Earl Raymond Wilson; and granddaughter, Sheena Beth Wilson. Those left to cherish her memory are two sons, Mark Wilson, of Hudson, and Tim Wilson, of Hickory; five daughters, Cynthia Turner, of Granite Falls, Diana Cline, of Granite Falls, Kathy Turner, of Hudson, Patricia Matthews, of Granite Falls, and Tamera Faucette, of Hudson; 17 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. A privite graveside service will be held Saturday, May 23, at 1 p.m., at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, in Lenoir, with the Rev. Diane Cline officiating. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Caldwell County Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood St., Lenoir, NC 28645. Mackie Funeral Service and Cremations www.mackiefh.com
Savannah Hodge Washburn, 90, passed away Friday, May 15, 2020. The Funeral Service will be held Saturday, May 23, at 2 p.m. at Morningstar First Baptist Church. Allen Mitchell funeral Home of Hickory allenmitchellfuneralhomes.com
May 10, 2020 Damarion Isaiah Sharpe, 16, passed away Sunday, May 10, 2020. The funeral service will be held today (Friday, May 22), at 2 p.m., at Greater Faith Missionary Baptist Church. Allen Mitchell Funeral Home of Hickory allenmitchellfuneralhomes.com
May 18, 2020 Delores Elaine Starnes Haas, 74, of Holden Beach, was serenaded by the rhythmic crashing of the ocean waves as she went to be with the Lord Monday, May 18, 2020, under the vigilant and loving watch of her children and husband. In her younger years, Lori, as she was known, had a face full of freckles and flaming red hair that matched her passion for life. Raised on a farm in Bethlehem, she always loved being outside. Whether it was walking through clover fields, having lunch on a mountain roadside, or her annual trip to the ocean, where she delighted in walking in the salty water and crinkling her nose when the ocean spray tickled. Lori appreciated the small moments that accumulated to produce a life well-lived. She was dedicated to her children and grandchildren with her final wish being a lifetime of happiness for each. Lori was born in Catawba County at the former Richard Baker Hospital to the late Cecil Clifton Starnes and Gladys Rice Starnes. She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, G. Austin Haas; daughter, Teresa Haas Huffmon and husband, George VanBuren Huffmon III, of Wilmington; son, Bryan Austin Haas and wife, Rachel Oliver Haas, of Raleigh; grandchildren, Alana Huffmon, George Huffmon, Charles Huffmon, Harrison Huffmon, Ryan Lanier Faircloth, Cade Haas, and Clifton Haas; loving brother and sister-in-law, Lamar and Brenda Starnes; beloved sisters, Glenda Starnes Kirby McLaughlin and Darlene Starnes Baker Clemmons; nieces and nephews, Julie Starnes, Jon Starnes, Jeff Starnes, Doug Kirby, Donna Rowe, Anita Kirby, Tony Baker, Crystal Baker Martin; special friends of the family, Vinnie and Clyde Duncan; and the church families of Dixon Chapel and Amazing Grace. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved grandparents, Ila Mae Rector Rice and Robert Carter Rice, Thurston Manual Starnes and Lela Bryant "Cookie Grandma" Starnes, and Lula Craig Starnes. A private memorial service will be held at a later date at Amazing Grace Lutheran Church in Grace Chapel and Dixon Chapel United Methodist Church in Varnamtown. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Life Care or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.