Deborah McGaha HICKORY Deborah Ellis McGaha, 60, of Hickory passed away Sunday, June 9, 2019, at her residence. She was born July 14, 1958, in Catawba County to the late Jack and Frances Dula Ellis. Deborah enjoyed crocheting and gardening when she was able. Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Michael Sigmon of Hickory; daughters, Cathy Salinas and husband, Abel of Newton, Julie Countess and husband, Bryan of Morristown, Tenn.; brothers, Jack Ellis and wife, Jan, of Longview, Glenn Ellis of Longview, Keith Ellis; sisters, Veita Bauguess and husband, Grover, of Valdese, Angela Byers and husband, Cecil, of Conover; grandchild, Dwayne Cazire; and partner, Ronald Sigmon of Hickory A service to celebrate Deborah's life will be held Friday, June 14, at 11 a.m., at North Newton Baptist Church, 316 West 21st St. in Newton. The Rev. Johnny Setzer will officiate. Burial will follow at Catawba Memorial Park in Hickory. The family will receive friends Thursday, June 13, from 6 to 8 p.m., at North Newton Baptist Church. Condolences may be sent to the McGaha family at The McGaha family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, 828-465-2111.

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