June 7, 2024
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June 7, 2024
3 p.m.


June 7, 2024

Ms. Florence Duckworth Ollis, 99, of Morganton, NC, peacefully passed away Sunday, June 2, 2024.

Born July 17, 1924 in South Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Avery Duckworth and Grace Stamey Duckworth Patton.

Florence loved gardening, planting flowers, and spending time with her family. She was a long-time member of Catawba Valley Baptist Church and served many years in their prayer group.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, James Walter Noles; brothers, James, Ivey, Lewis, and Bill Duckworth; and sisters, Virginia Curtis, Marie Powell, and Louise Mostiller.

Those left to cherish her memory includer her son, Max Robert “Buddy” Noles (Sandra); daughter-in-law, Pat Noles; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brothers, Charles Duckworth (Margaret) and Marshall Duckworth (Sandra); and special friend, Faye Noles.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m., Friday, June 7, 2024 at Catawba Valley Baptist Church. The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. in the church with Revs. Jesse Lott and Gary Cline officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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Our deepest sympathy to the family 💞. I had the blessing to get to know Mrs. Ollis better at Grace Heights as she was a next door neighbor to mom. Great memory - When Grace was born! We visited with her and showed her the pictures that were posted on Facebook. We had wonderful visits with her. May God keep these memories flowing for each of you. Love, Dionne and Kathleen Curtis

—Kathleen Curtis

Deepest sympathy.

—Ann Smith
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You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

—Lisa Stamey
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Dear Sandra & Max, please accept my sincere sympathy on the passing of Florence. I’ll be in prayer for the family through this process 🙏🏼. Love, Donnie Honeycutt

—Donnie Honeycutt