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Gay Prewitt

Gay Prewitt

Oct. 21, 1941 - Feb. 28, 2017

Gay Prewitt, 75, of Morganton, NC was serenaded by angels as she was carried to heaven on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.  Born in Burke County, NC on October 21, 1941, she was the daughter of ...

Ned Taylor Perkins

Ned Taylor Perkins

May 12, 1931 - Feb. 28, 2017

Ned Taylor Perkins, 85, of Morganton, NC passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2017.  Born in Burke County, NC on May 12, 1931, he was the son of the late John Perkins and Hattie Jane Taylor ...

Edison Eugene “Babe” Smith

Edison Eugene “Babe” Smith

May 20, 1947 - Feb. 27, 2017

Edison Eugene “Babe” Smith, 69, of Morganton went to be with the Lord on Monday, February 27, 2017.  Born in Burke County, NC on May 20, 1947, he was the son of the late Sterling ...

Lester William “Bill” McKinney, Jr.

Lester William “Bill” McKinney, Jr.

April 8, 1958 - Feb. 26, 2017

Lester William “Bill” McKinney, Jr., 58, of Morganton, NC passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017.  Born in Burke County, NC on April 8, 1958, he was the son of Joann Evelynn Linfield McKinney and the ...

Thurston Samuel Burnette

Thurston Samuel Burnette

June 2, 1926 - Feb. 25, 2017

Thurston Samuel Burnette of Morganton, North Carolina, passed away peacefully and with joyous anticipation into the comfort and care of his Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ on February 25, 2017. He was surrounded by the ...

Mary Harlee Abernathy

Mary Harlee Abernathy

Sept. 20, 1949 - Feb. 25, 2017

Mary Harlee Abernathy, 67 of Morganton, NC died Saturday, February 25, 2017. She was born in McDowell County, NC on September 20, 1949 and was the daughter of the late Homer Woodrow Harlee and Nancy ...

Johnnie I. Walker

Johnnie I. Walker

July 17, 1940 - Feb. 24, 2017

Johnnie I. Walker, 76, of Morganton, NC died Friday, February 24, 2017. He was born in Burke County, NC on July 17, 1940 and was the son of the late Charlie I. Walker and Annie ...

Roy Leonard Smith

Roy Leonard Smith

Dec. 17, 1927 - Feb. 24, 2017

Roy Leonard Smith, 89, of Morganton, NC went home to be with the Lord on Friday, February 24, 2017 at his residence. Born in Mitchell County, NC on December 17, 1927, he was a son ...

Betty “Bangs” Banks Erwin

Betty “Bangs” Banks Erwin

Dec. 8, 1931 - Feb. 24, 2017

Betty “Bangs” Banks Erwin passed away peacefully Friday, February 24, 2017. Born December 8, 1931, she was the only child of John Esby Banks and Jo Tate Coffey Banks Briggs. She was preceded in death ...

Frances Queen Rockett

Frances Queen Rockett

Jan. 27, 1928 - Feb. 23, 2017

Frances Queen Rockett, 89, Morganton, NC went to her heavenly home on Thursday, February 23, 2017.  Born in Burke County, NC on January 27, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Joseph L. Queen ...

Shirley Lail Detter

Shirley Lail Detter

Aug. 31, 1936 - Feb. 23, 2017

Shirley Lail Detter, 80 of Hickory, NC died Thursday, February 23, 2017. She was born in Burke County, NC on August 31, 1936 and was the daughter of the late Ernest Willie Lail and Dessie ...

Ricky Smith

Ricky Smith

Nov. 17, 1963 - Feb. 22, 2017

Ricky Smith, 53, of Morganton, NC passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017.  Born in Burke County, NC on November 17, 1963, he was the son of Foye Norman Smith and Linda Kay Duckworth Baldridge.

Ricky ...

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