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Donald Luther Lewis

Donald Luther Lewis

Oct. 19, 1940 - July 29, 2016

Donald Luther Lewis, 75, of Morganton, NC, passed away Friday, July 29, 2016. He was born October 19, 1940 in Batesburg, SC to the late William Frank Lewis and Mary Dickert Lewis. He was a ...

Geraldine Waycaster Arnett

Geraldine Waycaster Arnett

Dec. 17, 1946 - July 27, 2016

Geraldine Waycaster Arnett, 69, of Morganton, NC passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at her residence after an extended illness.  Born in Roan Mountain, TN on December 17, 1946, she was the daughter of the ...

Thelma Viola Kirby Whisnant Jackson

Thelma Viola Kirby Whisnant Jackson

June 1, 1926 - July 26, 2016

Thelma Viola Kirby Whisnant Jackson, 90, of Newton, NC died Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at Conover Nursing and Rehab Center following a period of declining health.  She was the youngest and last surviving child of ...

Mikki Thomas Baker

Mikki Thomas Baker

Sept. 6, 1962 - July 25, 2016

Mikki Thomas Baker, 53, of Morganton was called to be with the Lord on Monday, July 25, 2016 after a 13 year battle with cancer. Born in Cleveland County on September 6, 1962, she was ...

Myron Roy McKenzie

Myron Roy McKenzie

March 12, 1954 - July 25, 2016

Myron Roy McKenzie, 62, of Valdese, NC died Monday, July 25, 2016. Born in Indianapolis, IN on March 12, 1954, he was the son of Hurbert Roy McKenzie and the late LaVelle Sumner McKenzie. Myron ...

Gill “Pat” Ross

Gill “Pat” Ross

May 11, 1947 - July 23, 2016

Gill “Pat” Ross, 69, of Morganton, NC peacefully passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer.  Born in Burke County, NC on May 11, 1947, he was the son of ...

Walter “Walt” Benfield

Walter “Walt” Benfield

March 12, 1935 - July 23, 2016

Walter “Walt” Benfield, 81, of Morganton, NC died Saturday, July 23, 2016.  Born in Burke County, NC on March 12, 1935, he was the son of the late Richard Leroy Benfield and Rebecca Whisnant Benfield ...

Bruce Terry Saunders

Bruce Terry Saunders

Jan. 13, 1949 - July 22, 2016

Bruce Terry Saunders, 67, of Morganton died Friday, July 22, 2016. Born in Burke County, January 13, 1949, he was the son of the late Russell and Ethel Clark Saunders. In addition to his parents ...

Anita Carolyn Puett Turner

Anita Carolyn Puett Turner

Aug. 4, 1937 - July 21, 2016

Anita Carolyn Puett Turner, 78, of Morganton, NC died Thursday, July 21, 2016.  Born in Burke County, NC on August 4, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Jennings Carlyle Puett and Juanita Clontz ...

Eller Mae Hurt Simmons

Eller Mae Hurt Simmons

July 13, 1926 - July 21, 2016

Eller Mae Hurt Simmons of Morganton, NC died at the age of 90 at Burke Hospice House. She was born in Morganton on July 13, 1926 to J.A. Hurt and Rosie Mooney Hurt, both ...

Cecil Carswell

Cecil Carswell

Aug. 9, 1939 - July 20, 2016

Cecil Carswell, 76 of Morganton, NC entered the gates of Heaven on Wednesday, July 20, 2016.  Born in Burke County on August 9, 1939, he was a son of the late Obadiah Carswell and Mary ...

William “Bill” Edward McNeely

William “Bill” Edward McNeely

Oct. 7, 1932 - July 19, 2016

William “Bill” Edward McNeely, 83, of Morganton, NC passed away on Tuesday, July 19, 2016.  Born on October 7, 1932 in Morganton, he was the son of the late William and Vivian King McNeely.  Bill ...

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