David Robert "Rob" Fredell, 74, of NC 18 South in Morganton passed away Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at his residence following several months of declining health. He was born July 20, 1934 in Lincoln County, NC, and was a son of the late William D. "Will" Fredell and Pearl Lail Fredell. David was a member of Smart’s Grove Baptist Church, and loved working outdoors.He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Magdaleen Helton Fredell of the home; sons, Dennis Fredell of the home, and Kenneth Fredell and his wife, Annette, of Connelly Springs, NC; a daughter, Robin Fredell Horton and her husband, Sonny, of Oak Hill, NC; brothers, Lester Fredell of Connelly Springs, and Johnny Fredell of Morganton; granddaughters, Lisa and Christina Cresawn; a grandson, Kenneth Daniel Fredell; two great-grand-children; two step-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, George and Billy Fredell.Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, December 12, 2008 at Smart’s Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Lewis and Rev. Billy Mace officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 2 until 3 pm on Friday. At other times, the family will be at the residence, 3735 NC 18 South, Morganton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 1721 Enon Rd., Valdese, NC 28690, or to Smart’s Grove Baptist Church, 5290 Mineral Springs Mountain Rd., Connelly Springs, NC 28612. Sossoman Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
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