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Clyde Jimmie Smith

Clyde Jimmie Smith

Sept. 18, 1945 - March 31, 2017

Clyde Jimmie Smith, 71, of Valdese passed away Friday, March 31, 2017 after a brief illness.  Born in Burke County, NC on September 18, 1945, he was the son of the late Clyde Ward Smith ...

Melvin “Bud” Alexander Walker

Melvin “Bud” Alexander Walker

July 1, 1944 - March 31, 2017

Melvin “Bud” Alexander Walker, 72, of Morganton, NC entered heaven on Friday, March 31, 2017 after a brave battle with dementia and Parkinson’s disease.  Born in Burke County, NC on July 1, 1944, he ...

Ralph Harbison Kincaid

Ralph Harbison Kincaid

May 22, 1921 - March 30, 2017

Ralph Harbison Kincaid, 95, of Morganton, NC died on Thursday, March 30, 2017. Born in Burke County on May 22, 1921 Ralph was a son of the late Ben Kincaid and Effie Harbison Kincaid.
Ralph ...

Peggy Ann “Pegann” Fleming Drayton

Peggy Ann “Pegann” Fleming Drayton

Sept. 16, 1936 - March 30, 2017

Peggy Ann “Pegann” Fleming Drayton, 80, of Morganton, NC departed this life on Thursday, March 30, 2017. Born in Burke County, NC on September 16, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Henry Blackmon ...

Carolyn McMahan Wilson

Carolyn McMahan Wilson

Dec. 7, 1938 - March 26, 2017

Carolyn McMahan Wilson, 78, of Morganton, NC, went to be with her Heavenly Father on March 26, 2017. She was born in McDowell County on December 7, 1938 to the late Joseph Kermit McMahan and ...

Paulrita “Polly” “Pinky” Carswell

Paulrita “Polly” “Pinky” Carswell

April 8, 1934 - March 26, 2017

Paulrita “Polly” “Pinky” Carswell, 82, of Morganton, NC passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017.  Born in Burke County, NC on April 8, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Charles Compton Hawkins and Estelle ...

Lawrence Donald Prybylo

Lawrence Donald Prybylo

Oct. 29, 1932 - March 26, 2017

Lawrence Donald Prybylo, 84, of Morganton, NC passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Burke Hospice and Palliative Care. He was born in Cattaraugus County, NY on October 29, 1932 and was the son of ...

James McCombs III

James McCombs III

Nov. 22, 1956 - March 25, 2017

James McCombs III, 60, of Gingercake Acres, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 25, 2017. He was born on November 22, 1956 in Chapel Hill, NC, to J.H. McCombs, Jr. and Mary Louise Cornwell ...

Donald Jackson McCall

Donald Jackson McCall

Jan. 17, 1938 - March 24, 2017

Donald Jackson McCall, born on January 17, 1938, left this earthly life after a brief illness on March 24, 2017, to be reunited with a host of family and friends awaiting him in Heaven. He ...

Ray Daniel Freeman

Ray Daniel Freeman

Jan. 28, 1946 - March 23, 2017

On Thursday, March 23, 2017 Ray Daniel Freeman, 71 left his earthly home. He was born January 28, 1946, in Oak Hill to Mr. and Mrs. Carl and Annie Freeman who preceded him in death ...

Kenneth “Ken” Salthouse

Kenneth “Ken” Salthouse

June 29, 1919 - March 22, 2017

Kenneth “Ken” Salthouse, 97, of Morganton, NC passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017.  Born in Taunton, Massachusetts on June 29, 1919, he was the son of the late John Emile Salthouse and Ethel Mae Adshead ...

Michael Dallas Winters

Michael Dallas Winters

April 10, 1961 - March 21, 2017

Michael Dallas Winters, 55, of Morganton went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. He was born in Burke County, NC on April 10, 1961, and was the son of Wilma ...

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