GRASSY CREEK Viola Margaret Burke Deal, 83, of Grassy Creek, passed away Monday, May 13, 2019, at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care. Viola was born Aug. 12, 1935, in Rutherford County, to the late James Craton Burke and the late Buna Bell Lovelace Burke. In addition to her parents, Viola was preceded in death by her husband, Max Deal; two brothers, Arthur and Amos Burke; and two sisters, Irene Morgan and Lena Hicks. She is survived by her special friend, Jerry Mitchell of Grassy Creek; three brothers, John Burke of Hickory, Raymond Burke of Duncan, S.C., Glen Burke and wife, Marie, of Chesnee, S.C.; three sisters, Ellen Bolick of Mooresboro, Myrtle Lane and husband, John, of Hickory, Gladys Jolley and husband, Bobby, of Chesnee; and extended family, Gary and Renae Mitchell of Conover. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, May 15, at 11 a.m., at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Conover, with the Rev. Tim Hudson officiating. Memorials may be made to St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Conover or Caldwell County Hospice and Palliative Care. Visit www.burkemortuary.com to register your condolences. Burke Mortuary and Crematory in Newton is serving the Deal family.

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