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Ernest Richard Smith

Ernest Richard Smith

June 6, 1945 - Feb. 17, 2019

Ernest Richard Smith, 73, of Morganton passed away Sunday, February 17, 2019.  Born in Burke County, NC on June 6, 1945, he was the son of the late Ernest Hunter Smith and Mary Duckworth Smith ...

Linda Gaye Lake

Linda Gaye Lake

March 4, 1950 - Feb. 17, 2019

Linda Gaye Lake, 68, of Nebo went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 17, 2019.  Born in Brevard County, FL on March 4, 1950, she was the daughter of the late Monroe ...

James Randall "Randy" Lail

James Randall "Randy" Lail

Jan. 7, 1966 - Feb. 16, 2019

James Randall “Randy” Lail, 53, of Hudson, NC passed away Saturday, February 16, 2019.  Mr. Lail was born on January 7, 1966 in Burke County to Vonda Lee Lister Hughes and the late James Robert ...

John David “Sug” Dale

John David “Sug” Dale

Dec. 4, 1935 - Feb. 16, 2019

John David “Sug” Dale, 83, of Morganton passed away Saturday, February 16, 2019 after a period of declining health.  Born in Burke County, NC on December 4, 1935, he was the son of the late ...

Betty Ann LaFevers Orders

Betty Ann LaFevers Orders

Oct. 11, 1931 - Feb. 16, 2019

Betty Ann LaFevers Orders, 87, of Glen Alpine passed away Saturday, February 16, 2019.  Born in Burke County, NC on October 11, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Julia Powell LaFevers ...

Irene Buff Kelly

Irene Buff Kelly

April 22, 1930 - Feb. 13, 2019

Irene Buff Kelly, 88, of Morganton, NC, died Wednesday, February 13, 2019. She was born on April 22, 1930 to the late Luther Ellis Buff and Sue (Anna) Benfield Norris. Irene was a former employee ...

Mary Edna Hensley Brittain

Mary Edna Hensley Brittain

June 1, 1941 - Feb. 13, 2019

Mary Edna Hensley Brittain, 77, of Morganton, NC died Wednesday, February 13, 2019 after nineteen years of an extended illness. She was born on June 1, 1941 to the late John Albert Hensley and Elizabeth ...

Danny Eugene Powell

Danny Eugene Powell

Aug. 19, 1963 - Feb. 12, 2019

Danny Eugene Powell, 55, of Morganton went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 after an extended illness.  Born in Burke County, NC on August 19, 1963, he was the son ...

David Elmore Johnson

David Elmore Johnson

Nov. 2, 1939 - Feb. 11, 2019

David Elmore Johnson, 79, of Morganton passed away Monday, February 11, 2019.  Born in Burke County, NC on November 2, 1939, he was the son of the late James Elmore Johnson and Margaret Sparks Johnson ...

Greta Clark Waters

Greta Clark Waters

Sept. 1, 1933 - Feb. 9, 2019

Greta Clark Waters, 85, of Morganton, passed away Saturday, February 9, 2019 with her children by her side. Born on September 1, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Robert Watkins Clark and Julia ...

Mary Alice Brittain Carswell

Mary Alice Brittain Carswell

May 5, 1921 - Feb. 9, 2019

Mary Alice Brittain Carswell, 97, of the Salem Community, left this earth and passed on into eternity on Saturday, February 9, 2019. Mary retired from J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center (formerly Western Carolina Center). She ...

Lee Roy Smith

Lee Roy Smith

March 23, 1935 - Feb. 8, 2019

Lee Roy Smith, 83, of Morganton passed away Friday, February 8, 2019. Born on March 23, 1935, he was the son of the late Forest Robert Smith and Minnie Hilderbran Smith. He was a member ...

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