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Jessie Virginia Murphy Rader of Clemmons

Nov. 16, 1927 - Sept. 29, 2006

Jessie Virginia Murphy Rader of Clemmons, NC, formerly of Morganton, died on Friday, September 29, 2006 of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease after 10 years of declining health. She was born on November 16 ...

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Rosa Lee "Jordan" Cook

Dec. 11, 1919 - Sept. 26, 2006

Rosa Lee "Jordan" Cook, 86, of Mill Street, Glen Alpine, NC died Tuesday, September 26, 2006 at her residence following a period of declining health. She was born December 11, 1919 in Burke County, NC ...

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Joyce Yelton Isaacs

June 4, 1930 - Sept. 26, 2006

Joyce Yelton Isaacs, 76, of Robey Street, Morganton, NC, died Tuesday, September 26, 2006 at her residence. Born in Rutherford County, NC, on June 4, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Cletus and ...

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Ruby Etta Burns Speigle

July 9, 1916 - Sept. 25, 2006

Ruby Etta Burns Speigle, 90, of 115 23rd Street, NW, of Hickory, NC, died Monday, September 25, 2006 at Carolina Rehab following a period of declining health. Born July 9th, 1916, she was the daughter ...

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Ray McDonald Ward

May 17, 1933 - Sept. 25, 2006

Ray McDonald Ward, Sr., 73, of Laurel Haven Ave., Morganton, NC died Monday, September 25, 2006 at Burke Hospice & Palliative Care Center in Valdese. He was born May 17, 1933 in Avery County, NC, and was a son of the late Homer Ward and Vida Ellen Wise Ward. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Ward; and a number of half-brothers and half-sisters. Ray was a retired employee of Portable Equipment. He ...

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Jonathan Earl Watts

March 2, 1981 - Sept. 24, 2006

Jonathan Earl Watts, 25, of Lutz Boulevard, Newton, NC died Sunday, September 24, 2006 at his residence. He was born March 2, 1981 in Burke County, NC. Jonathan attended Mulls’ Grove Baptist Church and was ...

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Mrs. Myrtle Liche Smith Honeycutt

Jan. 20, 1914 - Sept. 24, 2006

Mrs. Myrtle Liche Smith Honeycutt, 92, formerly of Roan Mountain Tennessee, died Sunday September 24, 2006 at the Shaire Center in Lenoir, NC. She was born January 20, 1914 in Roan Mountain to the late ...

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Mamie Williams Coleman Leger

Feb. 20, 1923 - Sept. 24, 2006

Mamie Williams Coleman Leger, 83, died Sunday, September 24, 2006, at Burke Long Term Care following a brief illness. She was born in Burke County, NC on February 20, 1923 and was a daughter of ...

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Ryan Bobo

May 28, 1980 - Sept. 22, 2006

Ryan Bobo, 26, of Conley Rd., Morganton, NC went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, September 22, 2006 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center following an extended illness. Born on ...

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Garry Clay Fender

Oct. 29, 1944 - Sept. 20, 2006

Garry Clay Fender, 61, of Kela Drive, Morganton, NC died Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at Burke Hospice and Palliative Care Center following an extended illness. He was born on October 29, 1944 in Yancey County ...

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Evelyn Byrd Whisenant

Aug. 8, 1919 - Sept. 20, 2006

Evelyn Byrd Whisenant, 87, of Fletcher Street, Morganton, NC, a very devoted wife and mother, went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at Carolina Rehab in Connelly Springs, NC. Born August 8 ...

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Gary "Smiley" Lee Piercy

Dec. 13, 1967 - Sept. 16, 2006

Gary "Smiley" Lee Piercy, 38, of St. Paul’s Church Road, Morganton, NC, died unexpectedly Saturday, September 16, 2006 at Grace Hospital. Born in Burke County, NC, on December 13, 1967, he was the son ...

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