Douglas "Doug" LaFevers, 54, went to be in his heavenly home on Tuesday, November 13, 2007, surrounded by his beloved family and friends. He was born in Burke County on October 5, 1953 and was the son of the late Malcolm Eugene LaFevers and Evelyn Beach LaFevers. Doug was an active member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church where he served on the vestry as both Junior and Senior Warden. Further, he chaired and served on several committees, especially the building and planning committees. He also participated in his community as Cub Scout Master, Little League Baseball coach with the Glen Alpine Recreation Department, and served as ringmaster at equestrian events. Doug retired from Duke Power in 2003 and then worked at Lowe’s Hardware. In his spare time, Doug was an avid fisherman and hunter and was a member of the H.O.G. Association.He was a devoted family man and friend to all. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 36 years, Pat Barrier LaFevers, of the home; his son, Heath LaFevers, of Raleigh; his sister, Frances Bailey and her husband, Earl, of Glen Alpine; nephews, Jarrod Bailey and his wife, Kathy, of Morganton and Nathan Bennett his wife, Angie, and their family of Covington, GA; a niece, Robin B. Guy, and husband, Stacy, and their family of Alpharetta, GA; his Godchild, Courtney Swink, of Morganton; numerous cousins; and his beloved animal friends, Toodles, Fred, and Topaz.The family would like to express their deep gratitude to Jennifer Farish, Wanda Mull, Lisa Richards, and Dr. Greg Jones and his staff for their kindness and care.A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 2007, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church with Rev. Dr. Alfred Zadig and Rev. John Fitzgerald officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the parish hall. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Building Fund, 1865 N. Powerhouse Rd., Morganton, NC 28655, Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 1721 Enon Rd., Valdese, NC 28690, or the American Association for Cancer Research, 615 Chestnut St., 17th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Sossoman Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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