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Douglas "Wynn" Justice
Douglas "Wynn" Justice January 17, 1948 - September 24, 2021 Douglas "Wynn" Justice, 73, of Morganton, passed away Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, after a long period of declining health. Born in Burke County, Jan. 17, 1948, he was the son of the late Clarence Stinson Justice and Ruby Beck... Read More
Sossoman Funeral Home
Published in The News Herald on Sep. 27, 2021.
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Terry Campbell
Terry Campbell October 18, 1958 - September 23, 2021 Terry Campbell, 62, of Morganton, passed away Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, at his home. Born Oct. 18, 1958, he was the son of Eloise Campbell and the late Charles Campbell. In addition to his father, Terry was preceded in death by... Read More
Sossoman Funeral Home
Published in The News Herald on Sep. 26, 2021.
William Odell "Bill" Huffman
William "Bill" Odell Huffman Larry Allen Powell Kenneth Vermont Penley Mr. William "Bill" Odell Huffman, 75, of Glen Alpine, passed away Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. Mr. Larry Allen Powell, 49, of Lenoir, passed away Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. Mr. Kenneth Vermont Penley, 70, of Glen Alpine... Read More
Published in The News Herald on Sep. 26, 2021.
Patricia Ann Williams Pruett
Patricia Ann Williams Pruett February 18, 1942 - September 20, 2021 Patricia Ann Williams Pruett, 79, of Taylorsville, passed away Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, at her residence. She was born Feb. 18, 1942, in Burke County, to the late Karey Reed Williams and Levada Braswell Williams. Patricia... Read More
Published in The News Herald on Sep. 26, 2021.
Thomas Michael Salyer Jr.
Thomas Michael Salyer Jr. April 13, 1971 - September 21, 2021 Thomas Michael Salyer Jr., 47, of Morganton, North Carolina, passed away Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at Vidant Hospice in Greenville, North Carolina. He was born in Burke County, on April 13, 1971, to Thomas "Mike" Salyer... Read More
Beam Funeral Service & Crematory
Published in The News Herald on Sep. 26, 2021.
Michael McKinley Walker
Michael McKinley Walker April 22, 1969 - September 23, 2021 Michael McKinley Walker, 52, of Valdese, passed away after a valiant battle with COVID-19 Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021. Michael was born in Welch, W.Va., April 22, 1969, to David Marvin and Lola Faye Walker. Michael is survived... Read More
Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory Inc. - Valdese
Published in The News Herald on Sep. 26, 2021.
Friday, September 24, 2021
Luther Edward Calvin
Luther Edward Calvin April 8, 1936 - September 21, 2021 Luther Edward Calvin, 85, of Morganton, went to his heavenly home to join his wife Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. Born in Halifax County, Va., April 8, 1936, he was the son of the late James Edward Calvin and Jenny Lovelace Calvin... Read More
Sossoman Funeral Home
Published in The News Herald on Sep. 24, 2021.
John Tyler Fleming
John Tyler Fleming John Tyler Fleming, 66, of Elizabethton, Tenn., passed away Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, at the Johnson City Medical Center. His larger than life persona and trademark laughter will not be forgotten by those who loved him. He was happiest when he was serving others... Read More
Tetrick Funeral Home
Published in The News Herald on Sep. 24, 2021.
Cara Fantasia Lane
Cara Fantasia Lane Cara Fantasia Lane, born Dec. 20, 1993, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Sept. 17, 2021. The funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Donations can be sent to Greer-McElveen Funeral Home, 725 Wilkesboro Blvd. NE, Lenoir, NC 28645. Read More
Greer-Mcelveen Funeral Home - Lenoir
Published in The News Herald on Sep. 24, 2021.
Ralph Howard "Yoyo" Roper
Ralph Howard "Yoyo" Roper April 20, 1939 - September 21, 2021 Ralph Howard "Yoyo" Roper, 82, of Morganton, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. Born in Burke County, April 20, 1939, he was the son of the late Robert Wesley Roper and Mary Lou Courtney Roper. Ralph worked a number of... Read More
Sossoman Funeral Home
Published in The News Herald on Sep. 24, 2021.
Robert Jackson Stamey
Robert Jackson Stamey July 22, 1946 - September 22, 2021 Robert Jackson Stamey, 75, of Morganton, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. Born July 22, 1946, he was the son of the late Oscar and Lola Stamey. Robert served in the N.C. National Guard. Robert is survived by his sons,... Read More
Sossoman Funeral Home
Published in The News Herald on Sep. 24, 2021.
Thursday, September 23, 2021
Wanda Eura Anderson
Wanda Eura Anderson April 25, 1940 - September 17, 2021 Wanda Eura Anderson, 81, of Morganton, passed away Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, in Hermitage, Tenn. The visitation was held between 1 and 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 22, at Hermitage Memorial Gardens in Hermitage, Tenn., followed by... Read More
Published in The News Herald on Sep. 23, 2021.
Dayton Hoyt Cook
Dayton Hoyt Cook March 20, 1949 - September 20, 2021 Dayton Hoyt Cook, 72, of Connelly Springs, passed away Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, at Charles George VA Medical Center, following a period of declining health. Dayton was born March 20, 1949, in Watauga County, to the late Dayton Harrison... Read More
Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory Inc. - Valdese
Published in The News Herald on Sep. 23, 2021.
Timothy Dwayne Freeman
Timothy Dwayne Freeman April 13, 1946 - September 20, 2021 Timothy Dwayne Freeman, 75, of Morganton, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Born in Burke County, April 13, 1946, he was the son of the late Robert Hartwell Freeman and Sally Mae Brittain Freeman. Timothy was... Read More
Sossoman Funeral Home
Published in The News Herald on Sep. 23, 2021.
Roger Hefner
Roger Hefner September 16, 2021 Roger Eugene "Gene" Hefner, 70, of Kennesaw, Ga., died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021. A private family service will be held in North Carolina. Collins Funeral Home 4947 N Main St., Acworth, GA 30101, 770-974-3133, www.collinsfuneralhome.org. Read More
Collins Funeral Home - Acworth
Published in The News Herald on Sep. 23, 2021.
Earl James Helton
Earl James Helton September 21, 1943 - September 19, 2021 For if we Believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him: 1 Thessalonians 4:14 Mr. Earl James Helton, 77, of Rutherford College, went to his Heavenly reward Sunday, Sept... Read More
Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory Inc. - Valdese
Published in The News Herald on Sep. 23, 2021.
Landres Williams
Landres Williams April 6, 1933 - September 20, 2021 Landres Williams, 88, of Morganton went to be with his Heavenly Father Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Born in Burke County, April 6, 1933, he was the son of the late Raymond T. Williams and Lillian Denton Williams. Landres was a member... Read More
Sossoman Funeral Home
Published in The News Herald on Sep. 23, 2021.
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Janey McGinnis Jugar
Janey McGinnis Jugar December 11, 1939 - September 20, 2021 Janey McGinnis Jugar, 81, of Morganton, passed away Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Born in Burke County, Dec. 11, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Ruth Mae Hawkins Carswell. Janey is survived by her husband, Alan Jugar; children... Read More
Sossoman Funeral Home
Published in The News Herald on Sep. 22, 2021.
Doris Wehunt Morrison
Doris Wehunt Morrison December 14, 1938 - September 18, 2021 Doris Wehunt Morrison, 82, of Morganton, passed away, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. Born Dec. 14, 1938, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary Wehunt. Doris was a member of Snow Hill United Methodist Church where she... Read More
Sossoman Funeral Home
Published in The News Herald on Sep. 22, 2021.
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Gary Wade "Tiny Moe" Causby
Gary "Tiny Moe" Wade Causby October 9, 1946 - September 13, 2021 Gary "Tiny Moe" Wade Causby, 74, of Morganton, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. Born in Burke County, Oct. 9, 1946, he was the son of the late Arthur Butler Causby and Helen... Read More
Sossoman Funeral Home
Published in The News Herald on Sep. 21, 2021.
Van Kelton Mauney
Van Kelton Mauney October 30, 1959 - September 16, 2021 Van Kelton Mauney, 61, of Morganton, passed away Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021. Born in Burke County, Oct. 30, 1959, he was the son of Ted Mauney (Carol) and Gloria Ann Perrell Burnette. Van was an active believer in Jesus Christ... Read More
Sossoman Funeral Home
Published in The News Herald on Sep. 21, 2021.
Chelsea Marie Clontz Parry
Chelsea Marie Clontz Parry August 20, 1991 - September 9, 2021 Chelsea Marie Clontz Parry, 30, of Asheville, made the transition into the presence of the lord Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, following a period of declining health. The daughter of James M. Clontz, of Nebo, and Cassie D. Ross... Read More
Asheville Mortuary Services Inc
Published in The News Herald on Sep. 21, 2021.
Ronnie Dean Street
Ronnie Dean Street October 3, 1951 - September 18, 2021 Ronnie Dean Street, 69, of Morganton, passed away Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, at Magnolia Lane Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born to the late Dallas Luther Street and Mary Woody Oct. 3, 1951, in Avery County. Ronnie... Read More
Kirksey Funeral Home
Published in The News Herald on Sep. 21, 2021.
George G. Wyatt
George G. Wyatt May 7, 1950 - September 17, 2021 George G. Wyatt, 71, of Morganton, passed away Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, at his residence. He was born May 7, 1950, in Buncombe County, to the late Ellis Wyatt and Carrie Mae Wyatt. George was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served... Read More
Sossoman Funeral Home
Published in The News Herald on Sep. 21, 2021.
Monday, September 20, 2021
David "Yogi" Dula
David "Yogi" Dula November 30, 1968 - September 16, 2021 David "Yogi" Dula, 52, of Morganton, went to his Heavenly home Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021. He was born Nov. 30, 1968, in Caldwell County, to Sara Dula McElrath and the late John C. Dixon. He was a member of Dula Town Presbyterian... Read More
Sossoman Funeral Home
Published in The News Herald on Sep. 20, 2021.
Sunday, September 19, 2021
Paul Edmond Bowman
Paul Edmond Bowman November 5, 1971 - August 19, 2021 On Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021 at 3:12 p.m., Paul Edmond Bowman, 49, loving and incredible dad of five children, brother, and selfless significant other, passed away. Paul passed surrounded by family and loved ones. Born Nov. 5, 1971... Read More
Greer-Mcelveen Funeral Home - Lenoir
Published in The News Herald on Sep. 19, 2021.
Lena Hennessee Cooper
Lena Hennessee Cooper August 31, 1922 - September 12, 2021 Lena Hennessee Cooper, 99, passed into the hands of God Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021. She was a beloved mama, mamaw, and nana and a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was the anchor who held the family together and they... Read More
Sossoman Funeral Home
Published in The News Herald on Sep. 19, 2021.
Nina Mae Stamey Huffman
Nina Mae Stamey Huffman October 1, 1935 - September 15, 2021 Nina Mae Stamey Huffman, 85, of Morganton, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. Born in Burke County, Oct. 1, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Kelly Woodrow Stamey and Mattie Sue Duckworth Stamey. Nina was a member... Read More
Sossoman Funeral Home
Published in The News Herald on Sep. 19, 2021.
Nancy Ann Brewer Johnson
Nancy Ann Brewer Johnson January 29, 1946 - September 15, 2021 Nancy Ann Brewer Johnson of Morganton, NC got to meet her Savior face to face on Wednesday morning, September 15th, 2021, after a brief illness. Nancy was born January 29th, 1946, in Roan Mountain, Tennessee. Nancy is... Read More
Beam Funeral Service & Crematory
Published in The News Herald on Sep. 19, 2021.
Wayne Watkins Martin
Wayne Watkins Martin September 26, 1934 - September 9, 2021 Wayne Watkins Martin, 86, passed away Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. He was born Sept. 26, 1934, in Morganton. Wayne graduated from Morganton High School in 1953. After high school, he continued his education at Elon College on... Read More
Sossoman Funeral Home
Published in The News Herald on Sep. 19, 2021.
Mary Carolyn Wortman Scott
Mary Carolyn Wortman Scott June 1, 1928 - September 16, 2021 Mary Carolyn Wortman Scott, 93, of Morganton passed away Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021. Born in Burke County, June 1, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Elbert Wortman and Ollie Kincaid Wortman. Mary was a member of First... Read More
Sossoman Funeral Home
Published in The News Herald on Sep. 19, 2021.
Bertha Lea York Smith
Bertha Lea York Smith May 28, 1938 - September 15, 2021 Bertha Lea York Smith of Morganton, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. She was born in Burke County, May 28, 1938, the daughter of the late Roland Jefferson York and Agnes Eugene Chapman York. Bertha was a strong, independent woman... Read More
Sossoman Funeral Home
Published in The News Herald on Sep. 19, 2021.
Randy Lee Smith Sr.
Randy Lee Smith Sr. September 30, 1955 - September 16, 2021 Randy Lee Smith Sr., 65, is in the presence of God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. He fought a courageous battle against cancer, multiple myeloma, and passed into the loving arms of his Heavenly Father Thursday... Read More
Sossoman Funeral Home
Published in The News Herald on Sep. 19, 2021.
Friday, September 17, 2021
Johnny Fredell
Johnny Fredell October 13, 1944 - September 15, 2021 Johnny Fredell, 76, of Morganton, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. Born in Lincoln County, Oct. 13, 1944, he was the son of the late William David Fredell and Pearl Elizabeth Jane Lail Fredell. Johnny was a member of Brookwood... Read More
Sossoman Funeral Home
Published in The News Herald on Sep. 17, 2021.
Anne McNeill
Anne McNeill December 18, 1955 - August 29, 2021 Anne Haynes McNeill, 65, passed away Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, after contracting COVID-19. Anne was born in Shelby, to the Rev. Wayne and Joyce Haynes. Anne's loving and generous spirit was topped with the perfect amount of wit and sass... Read More
Harris Funeral Home - Kings Mountain
Published in The News Herald on Sep. 17, 2021.
John Ray Rhyne
John Ray Rhyne July 31, 1944 - September 15, 2021 John Ray Rhyne of Morganton, the most humble and generous man you will ever know, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. John was born July 31, 1944, in Vale. He was a long time member and lay leader at Oak Hill United... Read More
Kirksey Funeral Home
Published in The News Herald on Sep. 17, 2021.
Betty Jane Swink Self
Betty Jane Swink Self June 30, 1942 - September 14, 2021 Betty Jane Swink Self, 79, of Dirty Ankle Rd. in Lawndale, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, at Atrium Health - Cleveland. Born in Cleveland County, June 30, 1942, she was a daughter of the late Marion B. Swink and Edith... Read More
Stamey-Tysinger Funeral Home
Published in The News Herald on Sep. 17, 2021.
Thursday, September 16, 2021
William Bruce Bingham
William Bruce Bingham October 4, 1951 - September 14, 2021 Mr. William Bruce Bingham, 69, of Connelly Springs, went to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, at Carolina Blue Ridge Hospital, following a period of brief illness. Bruce was born Oct. 4, 1951, in Burke County... Read More
Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory Inc. - Valdese
Published in The News Herald on Sep. 16, 2021.
Michael Lee Johnson
Michael Lee Johnson Michael Lee Johnson, 68, of Morganton, passed away Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, at Carolina Continued Care of Charlotte. A memorial service will be held Thursday, Sept. 16, at 2 p.m., at St. Luke Church of Opportunity. The family will receive friends one hour prior... Read More
Kirksey Funeral Home
Published in The News Herald on Sep. 16, 2021.
H. Frank Queen
H. Frank Queen February 10, 1928 - September 14, 2021 H. Frank Queen, of Morganton, passed away peacefully at his home Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, at the same home place where he was born 93 years earlier, Feb. 10, 1928, the youngest of six children of Herbert Henry Queen and Beulah... Read More
Sossoman Funeral Home
Published in The News Herald on Sep. 16, 2021.
Donnie Gail Lefevers Stroupe
Donnie Gail Lefevers Stroupe May 31, 1953 - September 13, 2021 Mrs. Donnie Gail Lefevers Stroupe, 68, of Valdese, left us way too soon Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. She was looking forward to decorating her home for Fall, but sadly fell ill, and passed quickly at Grace Hospital, following... Read More
Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory Inc. - Valdese
Published in The News Herald on Sep. 16, 2021.
Samantha Lynne Timmons
Samantha Lynne Timmons February 22, 1989 - September 11, 2021 Samantha Lynne Timmons, 32, of Connelly Springs, passed away Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. Samantha was born Feb. 22, 1989, in Sumter, S.C., to Ruthie and James Timmons. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents... Read More
Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory Inc. - Valdese
Published in The News Herald on Sep. 16, 2021.
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Grace Y. Calloway
Grace Y. Calloway August 6, 1928 - September 14, 2021 Grace Y. Calloway, 93, of Morganton, went to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. She was born Aug. 6, 1928, in Macon County, to the late Raymond Yonce and Alice Duvall Yonce. She was a member of the First Baptist... Read More
Sossoman Funeral Home
Published in The News Herald on Sep. 15, 2021.
Lisa Gail Fisher
Lisa Gail Fisher October 11, 1963 - September 12, 2021 Lisa Gail Fisher, 57, of Morganton, passed away Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, following a short battle with cancer. Born in Burke County, Oct. 11, 1963, she was the daughter of Mildred Annette Walker Fisher and the late Charles Ralph... Read More
Sossoman Funeral Home
Published in The News Herald on Sep. 15, 2021.
Annette Rhoney Johnson
Annette Rhoney Johnson March 31, 1937 - September 10, 2021 Annette Rhoney Johnson, 84, of Connelly Springs, passed away Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, at Amorem Hospice of Burke, following a period of declining health. Annette was born March 31, 1937, in Union County, S.C., to the late Edd... Read More
Published in The News Herald on Sep. 15, 2021.
Harold M. "Rob" Robinson Jr.
Harold "Rob" M. Robinson Jr. February 4, 1941 - March 15, 2020 Harold "Rob" M. Robinson Jr., 79, of Morganton, was born Feb. 4, 1941, and went to his heavenly home Sunday, March 15, 2020. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept., 18, 2021, at First Baptist Church... Read More
Sossoman Funeral Home
Published in The News Herald on Sep. 15, 2021.
William Edward Setzer
William Edward Setzer April 3, 1931 - September 11, 2021 William Edward Setzer, 90, of Valdese, passed away Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. Born in Caldwell County, April 3, 1931, he was the son of the late Ernest Setzer and Letha Mae Setzer Little. William was a dedicated husband and father... Read More
Sossoman Funeral Home
Published in The News Herald on Sep. 15, 2021.
Carolyn Ann Walker
Carolyn Ann Walker December 24, 1951 - September 8, 2021 Carolyn Ann Walker, 69, of Morganton, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 8, at her home. Born Dec. 24, 1951, in Burke County, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Eli Branch and Mildred Irene Branch. In addition to her parents, she... Read More
Sossoman Funeral Home
Published in The News Herald on Sep. 15, 2021.
Chris York
Chris York January 21, 1972 - September 11, 2021 Chris York, 49, of Morganton, passed away, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. Born Jan. 21, 1972, he was the son of Shelia Mays and the late Larry Ray York. In addition to his mother, Chris is survived by his sisters, Jayda Twitty (Titus), Tonya... Read More
Sossoman Funeral Home
Published in The News Herald on Sep. 15, 2021.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Floyd Bailey
Floyd Bailey September 30, 1947 - September 11, 2021 Floyd Bailey, age 73, of Nebo, North Carolina, passed away Saturday, September 11, 2021, at Davis Regional Medical Center. A native of McDowell County, Floyd was born on September 30, 1947, to the late Justice and Christine Roberts... Read More
Beam Funeral Service & Crematory
Published in The News Herald on Sep. 14, 2021.
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