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Linda Smith Foster

Linda Smith Foster

April 21, 1962 - March 31, 2020

Linda Smith Foster, 57, of Morganton passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 31, 2020.  Born in Burke County, NC on April 21, 1962, she was the daughter of the late Franklin Boyd Smith and Baby ...

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Ryan Patrick Murphy

Nov. 11, 1978 - March 30, 2020

Ryan Patrick Murphy, 41, of Hickory passed away Monday, March 30, 2020.  No services are planned at this time.  Sossoman Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Marie “Nanny” W. Brittain

Marie “Nanny” W. Brittain

Oct. 16, 1949 - March 29, 2020

Marie “Nanny” W. Brittain, 70, of Morganton passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2020 after a period of declining health.  Born on October 16, 1949, she was the daughter of the late James C. Walker ...

Roy Edwards

Roy Edwards

June 16, 1935 - March 29, 2020

Roy Edwards, 84, of Nebo passed away Sunday, March 29, 2020 at his home while surrounded by his loving family.  Born in the Longtown Community on June 19, 1935, he was the son of the ...

Zennie Benton Hairfield

Zennie Benton Hairfield

June 12, 1917 - March 28, 2020

Zennie Benton Hairfield, 102, of Morganton passed away Saturday, March 28, 2020.  Born in Burke County, NC on June 12, 1917, she was the daughter of the late William Benton and Nancy Jane Gurley Benton ...

Donald Leroy Lappie

Donald Leroy Lappie

Dec. 2, 1930 - March 28, 2020

Donald Leroy Lappie, 89, of Morganton passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, March 28, 2020.  He was born on December 2, 1930 in Hampden County, MA.  Donald was a brick layer and worked ...

Mary Ellen Bailey Lesley

Mary Ellen Bailey Lesley

Nov. 22, 1939 - March 27, 2020

Mary Ellen Bailey Lesley, 80, of Morganton, NC passed away Friday, March 27, 2020. Born in Burke County, NC on November 22, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Charles Alfred Bailey and Bennie ...

Paul W. Barrier

Paul W. Barrier

April 4, 1995 - March 27, 2020

Paul W. Barrier, 24, of Morganton, NC passed away Friday, March 27, 2020. Born on April 4, 1995, he was the son of Howard and Pamela Barrier. Paul loved animals. He enjoyed writing and playing ...

Tammy Horton “Ms. Tammy” Alexander

Tammy Horton “Ms. Tammy” Alexander

May 10, 1958 - March 26, 2020

Tammy Horton “Ms. Tammy” Alexander, 61, of Morganton passed away Thursday, March 26, 2020.  Born in Rowan County, NC on May 10, 1958, she was the daughter of Rachel Dean Jenkins Horton and the late ...

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Ricky Cecil

Oct. 15, 1956 - March 25, 2020

Ricky Cecil, 63, of Connelly Springs passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2020.  Born in Rowan County, NC on October 15, 1956, he was the son of Ellen Ludwig Cecil and the late Jack Cecil.

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Zora Davis Chapman

Zora Davis Chapman

Oct. 29, 1936 - March 25, 2020

Zora Davis Chapman, 83 of Morganton, NC passed away, Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Born on October 29, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Grady and Bessie Davis. Zora was a loving wife, mother ...

Charles “Charlie” Edison Taylor, Sr.

Charles “Charlie” Edison Taylor, Sr.

Sept. 15, 1940 - March 25, 2020

Charles “Charlie” Edison Taylor, Sr., 79, of Morganton gained his heavenly home on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Born in Burke County, NC on September 15, 1940, he was the son of the late Delbert Franklin ...

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