George Alden Lail
1935 - 2021
Burke Mortuary - Newton-Conover
2516 North Main Avenue
Newton, NC 28658
George Alden Lail

February 21, 1935 - May 4, 2021

Mr. George Alden Lail, 86, of Hickory, passed away Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital.

He was born Feb, 21, 1935, in Catawba County, a son of the late Cecil Vance Lail and Annie Christine Eckard Lail. He was the owner and operator of George Lail Upholstery in Hickory. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Jimmy Lail and Larry Lail.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Jane Cobb Lail; daughters, Sharon Grindstaff and husband, Ray, of Connelly Springs and Martha Mullins of Hickory; grandchildren, Thomas Grindstaff and wife, Tasha, and Steven Grindstaff and wife, Heather; great-grandchildren, Autumn, Aubrey and Mason Grindstaff; brothers, Marvin "Joe" Lail and John Lail of Conover, and Roger Lail of Winston Salem; and sisters, Nora Swink and Pauline Lail of Conover.

The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 8, at Old St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Newton with Pastor Judy Drysdale officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 to 1:45 p.m., in the sanctuary, prior to the service.

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Published by Hickory Daily Record on May 7, 2021.
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So sorry to learn of the passing of Mr. Lail. I always enjoyed visiting with Mr. Lail and with his wife when he would upholster for me. His work was excellent. I purchased a piece he had for a local non-profit simply because I knew he made it and still treasure it to this day. He knew so much history and visits and conversations were so interesting. He was a wonderful person to know. With love and sincere sympathy, Martha Wycoff
Martha Wycoff
May 7, 2021