Willie Huffman
1930 - 2021
Bennett Funeral Service
7878 Nc Hwy 16
Newton, NC
Willie Huffman

April 18, 1930 - September 9, 2021

Willie Sue Rader Raley Huffman, 91, of Newton, passed away Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, at Abernethy Laurels in Newton, after a long life of loving her family and friends.

She was born April 18, 1930, in Catawba County, to the late William Perry Rader and Mary Poovey Rader.

Willie was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Newton, and most known for her service at Winn-Dixie where she was employed as a cashier and bookkeeper. It was very common for someone to approach her and say: "I know you from Winn-Dixie." She was a kind, sweet soul combined with unrequited strength and her distinctive beautiful grey hair and her natural smile made her known to many.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, James C. Raley; second husband, Forney Huffman; brothers, Woodrow Wilson Rader and Perry Ralph Rader; and sisters, Mary Sigmon and Margaret Moose.

Those left to cherish her memory are son, Jimmy Raley and wife, Rosalie, of Cornelius; sister, Jean Harris of Gaithersburg, Md.; nieces, Diane Moose Goodson, husband Kermit; Frances Moose; Alice Moose Wood, husband Otis; Becky Reinhardt Woods; Betty Ann Reinhardt; and nephew, Bobby Reinhardt, and wife, Karen.

The family will have a private graveside service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 3761 Startown Rd., Newton, NC 28658.


Published by Hickory Daily Record on Sep. 13, 2021.
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I am sorry for your loss. I knew Willie from the Newton seniors club and Joy eaters. I liked her very much, and she will be missed.
elaine p young
September 13, 2021
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