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Hazel H. Beach 

MORGANTON - Mrs. Hazel H. Beach, 73, of Shuffler Road, Morganton died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001 at Grace Hospital. 

Born May 22, 1928 in McDowell County, she was the son of the late Ivey G. Holland and Ella Mae Holland. 

Mrs. Beach was a past member of Rockypass Freewill Baptist Church in Marion and had retired from Morganton Dye and Finishing. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Asbury Beach; brother, James Holland, granddaughter, Donna Caudle and a great-grandson, Tyler Caudle. 

She is survived by sons, Larry D. Beach and his wife, Patricia Ann, and Gary W. Beach and his wife, Patsy, all of Morganton; daughter, Patricia Ann Bare and her husband, Cecil N. of Valdese; brothers, Robert Lee Holland and Bill Holland, both of Morganton; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. 

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Kirksey Memorial Chapel with the Reverend David Orders officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Kirksey Funeral Home in Morganton. 

At other times, the family will be at the home of Larry Beach on Kela Drive, Morganton. 

Kirksey Funeral Home of Morganton is assisting the family with arrangements 
 

Velva Smith 

MORGANTON - Velva Smith, 84, of Stacy Street, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001 at Grace Hospital following a brief illness. 

Born May 18,1917, in Burke County, she was a daughter of the late John Lee and Ida Watts Robinson. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Lewis Lee Robinson and Boyd Robinson; and grandchildren, Christy Denton and Miranda Denton. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church. 

She is survived by her husband, Ernest Smith of the home; sons, Ernest Smith, Jr, and his wife, Billie of Morganton, and Hubert Smith and his wife, Suzanne of Valdese; daughters, Pat Denton of Morganton, and Hazel Williamson of Hickory; sisters, Mamie Buff, Bessie Robinson. Beatrice Pritchard, Lou Annie Robinson, Lillie Neal, and Bertha Smith, all of Morganton; grandchildren, Kim Sparks of Hickory, Pam Baldwin of Houston, Texas, and Jason Denton of Black Mountain, and great-grandchildren, Zachary Sparks and Justin Sparks, both of Hickory. 

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m., Friday, at Southside Baptist Church with the Rev. Virgil Morrow officiating. Burial will follow in Burke Memorial Park. 

The family will receive friends today from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at Sossoman Funeral Home where the body will remain until placed in the church 30 minues before the funeral hour. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Southside Baptist Church, P.O. Box 2306 Morganton, N.C. 28680. 

Sossoman Funeral Home of Morganton is assisting the Smith family. 
 

John Ramsey Jr. 

LYNCHBURG, Va., - John Calvin Ramsey Jr., 90, formerly of Drexel, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001, after several months of declining health. 

Born in Drexel on March 14, 1911, he was a son of the late John Calvin Ramsey Sr. and Maggie Lucy Jane Deal Ramsey. Before moving to Lynchburg, he was a Drexel resident for 85 years. 

Throughout his life, he was a knitting machine fixer, men's hosiery designer, radio repairman, electrician, mayor of the town of Drexel, Drexel town manager, community leader, World War II U. S. Army veteran serving with the signal corps in the China-India-Burma theater of war, and salesman of electrical pole-line materials for Bryant Electrical Supply Co., Hickory. He was a member of the American Legion and of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. 

John was called "John the Baptist" by some of his family members and friends because of his love of Jesus and the Holy Bible. He was proud to be called a Christian and often witnessed. He was a former member of Drexel First Baptist Church and most recently was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church in Lynchburg. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Effie Mae Toney Ramsey and his daugher and her husband, Amaryllis Flo Ramsey Keaton and Nellus Omel Keaton who were all of Drexel. 

Surviving are a son, Dr .Gwynn W. Ramsey and his wife, Betty Queen Ramsey of Lynchburg; grandchildren, Debora Lancaster and her husband, Winston of Little Mountain, S.C., Starla Shaeff and her husband, Clyne of Amherst, Va., Tana Hoffman and her husband, Richard of Brentwood, Tenn., Kevin Ramsey and his wife, Lisa of Evington, Va., and Robyn Ramsey of Forest, Va.; great-grandchildren, Craig Shaeff of Amherst, Va., Aaron Ramsey and Brian Ramsey of Evington, Va., and Benjamen and Caleb Hoffman of Brentwood, Tenn.; and a number of nieces and nephews. 

The funeral will be held 11 a.m. Friday, at Calvary Baptist Church in Lynchburg with the Rev. John R. Thompson officiating. 

The family will receive friends from 7 until 8:30 p.m. today at Wittens Funeral Home on Timberlake Road in Lynchburg. 

A graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, at Drexel Memorial Park. 

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until noon at Sossoman Funeral Home in Morganton. Memorial gifts may be made to the music programs of either Calvary Baptist Church, 20957 Timberlake Rd., Lynchburg, Va. 24501 or to Drexel First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 308, Drexel, N.C. 28619. 

Sossoman Funeral Home of Morganton is assisting the Ramsey family. 
 

William Rudisill 

WAVERLY, Tenn. - William Guy Rudisill, 79, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2001 at his home. 

Mr. Rudisill was the band director at Waverly Central High School for almost 30 years and the choir director at the Waverly United Methodist Church for more than 25 years. 

Survivors include his wife, Martha Ann Tate Rudisill, of Franklin, Tenn.; a son, Gregory Tate Rudisill and his wife, Linda of Loveland, Ohio; daughters, Cynthia Williams and her husband, David of Nashville, Tenn., and Holly Sharp and her husband, Gary of Franklin, Tenn.; a brother, Charles Rudisill of Drexel; a sister, Mary Causby of Glen Alpine; five grandchildren, Courtney Rudisill, Hannah Williams, Hunter, Austin and Garrett Sharp. 

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the Waverly United Methodist Church with Dr. Lloyd Doyle officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to WillowBrook Hospice, Inc., 1335 West Main, Suite A, Franklin, TN, 37064-3703 or the Waverly United Methodist Church, 115 West Main St., Waverly, TN 37185. 

Luff Bowen Funeral Home of Waverly, Tenn. is assisting the Rudisill family. 
 

Rachel Ann Hart 

MORGANTON - Rachel Ann Hart, 41, of Burkehurst Drive, died unexpectedly, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001, at her residence. 

Born June 13, 1960, in Burke County, she was a daughter of Ophelia Allen Hart of Morganton and the late Melvin J. Hart. She was a member of St. Matthews United Methodist Church and worked at Western Carolina Center for several years in the food service department. 

In addition to her mother, she is survived by brothers, M. Allen Hart and his wife, Christine of Douglasville, Ga. and David M. Hart and his wife, Robin of Morganton; her fiance, Randy LaFevers of Morganton; a special friend, Kathy Gurly of Morganton; her paternal grandmother, Thelma Sloan Hart of Morganton; a niece, Jennifer Lambert of Newton; nephews, Tim Hart of Carrollton, Ga. and Wesley Hart of Rutherford College; a great-niece, Samantha Reichard of Newton; a number of aunts, uncles and cousins; and many friends. 

A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. Friday at St. Matthews United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tom Stinson-Wesley officiating. The family will receive friends at the church immediately following the service. At other times, the family will be at the home of Ophelia Hart, 3989, Dysartsville Road in Morganton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to any charity that assists in the care of troubled teens. 

Sossoman Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements. 

Trail Winters 

STRATFORD, Okla., - Trail Winters, 38, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001 at his residence following a lengthy illness. 

Born Feb. 20, 1963, in Mitchell County, he was a son of Sammie Parsley Winters of Hickory and the late Paul Woodrow Winters. He was a former employee of BASF in both Morganton and Ada, Okla. He was a member of Center Freewill Baptist Church in Center, Okla. 

He is survived by his wife, Sara Katherine Winters of the home; a daughter, Alexandra Winters of the home; sisters, Angela Butler and her husband, Eric and Melanie Presnell and her husband, William, all of Morganton; and his maternal grandparents, Sam and Mary Parsley of Burnsville. 

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church with the Rev. Earl Hood officiating. Coaches and players, both past and present, of the Freedom High School football team will have special seating at the funeral service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Sossoman Funeral Home where the body will remain until placed in the church 30 minutes before the funeral hour. At other times, the family will be at the residence of his mother, Sammie Winters, 1551 16th Ave., N.E., Hickory. 

Liston Holcombe 

MORGANTON - Liston Holcombe, 79, of 2250 Sunshine Lane, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001, in a Burke County Hospice Center. 

A native of Yancey County, he was a son of Texie Robinson Holcombe of Burnsville and the late Cheet Holcombe and the husband of Chloe Blankenship Holcombe who died in 1996. He was a World War II Army veteran and a retired carpenter. 

Surviving, in addition to her mother, are two sons, William Stanley Holcombe and Ricky Dean Holcombe of Morganton; five sisters, Jennie Penland and Eloise Austin of Burnsville, Grace Deweese of Kannapolis, Mildred Haas and Georgia Ann Sherlin of Arden; one brother, Lester Holcombe of Burnsville and two grandchildren. 

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home of Burnsville. The Revs. Philip Garland and Marty Bess will officiate. Burial will be in the Alma Austin Cemetery on Horton Creek with military grave rites by Sgt. E. L. Randolph Chapter 57 DAV. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Memorials may be made to: Hospice of Burke County, P.O. Box 1029, Valdese, N.C. 28690. 

Charles McGalliard Sr. 

ICARD - Charles Henry McGalliard Sr., 66, of Bailey Road, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001, at Valdese General Hospital. 

Born Sept. 6, 1935, in Burke County, he was a son of Charlsie Evans McGalliard of Hildebran and the late Charles Worth McGalliard. He was retired from Huffman Hosiery and was a member of Warlick's Baptist Church. 

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Hearn McGalliard and a sister, Rachel McGalliard. 

Surviving, in addition to his mother, are a sister and brother-in-law, Gracie and Richard Watson of Hildebran; a half-sister, Sharon Fieg of Barbenton, Ohio; a half-brother, Rick McGalliard of Barbenton, Ohio; half sisters, Eleanor Potter and Kim McMurray, both of Barbenton, Ohio; a daughter and son-in-law, Cherie and John Sutton of Perry Fla.; a son and daughter-in-law, Samuel and Trudy Duckworth of Arizona; daughters, Angel Badcock of Michigan and Teresa Setzer and her husband, Johnny of Hildebran; a son, Ron Hearn of Washington State; a daughter and son-in-law, Traci and Bobby Moore of Icard; a son, James Hearn McGalliard of Hampton Beach, Va.; a daughter and son-in-law of George Hildebrand; sons, William "Mitch" McGalliard of Icard, and Charles Henry McGalliard Jr. and Tristram Shandy Denton, both of Morganton and 24 grandchildren. 

Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Saturday at Warlick's Baptist Church with the Revs. Gary Murry and Raymond Wilson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. 

The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday before the service. 

Memorials may be made to Warlick's Baptist Church Building Fund, 2772 Warlick's Church Road, Connelly Springs, N.C. 

Bass Smith Funeral Home of Hickory is assisting the McGalliard family. 

Capt. Stephen Shouppe 

MALABAR, Fla. - Capt. Stephen Shouppe, 53, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2001. 

Born in Morganton, Capt. Shouppe moved to Brevard County, Fla. in 1960. He was a well known archeologist and shipwreck historian. He traveled the world in search of ancient shipwrecks. He enjoyed traveling and farming at his home. 

Survivors inclue his wife, Thea Shouppe of Malabar, Fla.; four daughters, Julie Clough, Jane Shouppe, Jodie Williams and Nene Shouppe; six sons, Victor, Ruel, Noel, Marlo, Buyett and Stevie; four grandchildren, a brother, Larry; sister, Loretta Urdock; mother, Bertha M. Shouppe; and former wife, Donna Shouppe. 

Funeral services will be held 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Victory Christian Center on West Emerson Road in Palm Bay, Fla. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the center. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to House of Prayer Church International, 1530 Bottlebrush Drive, N.E., Palm Bay, FL 32905. 

Brownlie - Maxwell Funeral Home in Melbourne, Fla. is in charge of arrangements. 

Brenda Chapman 

CASAR - Brenda Hull Chapman, 55, of 305 Lemon Gap Road, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001 at Cleveland Regional Medical Center. 

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at Olive Grove Baptist Church. 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Stamey Funeral Home. 

Stamey Funeral Home of Fallston is assisting the Chapman family. 
 

Tilden 'John' Harris 

DREXEL - Tilden Filmore "John" Harris, 94, of Park Avenue went home to be with his heavenly Father on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001 surrounded by his loving family and pastor. 

Born March 11, 1907, in Caldwell County, he was a son the late Samuel Tilden Harris and Maud Hartley Harris. 

Mr. Harris began work at the age of 11, and worked as a fixer at several textile plants in the area until his retirement at age 70. During his school years, he went to school during the day, and then worked from 3 until 11 at night. He joined Enon Baptist in 1938, and served the church as a deacon, church treasurer, superintendent of Sunday school, a Sunday school teacher, and an R. A. counselor. He was also a member of the building and grounds committee, the cemetery committee, the finance committee, the nominating committee, the pulpit committee, the church choir, and at his death was serving as a trustee of Enon Baptist Church. He served as an R. A. counselor for the Catawba Baptist Association. Mr. Harris was named Region 8 North Carolina Baptist Layman of the month in 1988 at age 81. His community service included serving on the Drexel School Board, the Drexel Town Board, and helped organize the Drexel Fair. He was a charter member and president of the Drexel Lions Club, a charter member and first president of the Huffman Fishing and Hunting Club, and president of the Drexel Community Club. He was a member of the Senior Citizen Club, and was the Drexel Citizen of the Year in 1984. Mr. Harris sold most of the land for the Drexel Community Center, the Drexel Primary School and the Drexel Fairgrounds. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Ralph Otto Harris. Stuart Henry Harris, Clifford Harris, Oscar Jacob Harris, Wilmer Leander Harris, and Joseph Samuel Harris; and sisters, Pearl Harris Brinkley and Annie Harris McGalliard. 

He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Donnie Powell Harris of the home; three sons, Cecil P. Harris and his wife, Mary Juan, of Lufkin, Texas, Lamont T. Harris and his wife, Moleta, and Kenneth A. Harris and his wife, Pat, all of Drexel; a daughter, Diann Harris Epley, and her husband, Larry, of Drexel; a half-sister, Lois Harris of Chapel Hill; 13 grandchildren, Chan Harris of New York City, Norm Harris of Arlington, Texas, Pam Richards of Lincolnton, Monty Harris, Donna McGuire, Sheila McKenzie, Michelle Barlowe, Kendra Baker, Kevin Harris, Teresa Setzer, and Regina Hackney, all of Drexel, Kory Harris of Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Ala., and Billy Murphy of Valdese; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. 

Funeral services will be held 4 p.m, Tuesday, at Enon Baptist Church with the Revs. Gary Garner and Ernie Richards officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Sossoman Funeral Home where the body will remain until placed in the church 30 minutes before the funeral hour. 

At other times, the family will be at the residence, 608 Park Ave. in Drexel. Memorial contributions may be made to Enon Baptist Church Building Fund, 2059 Enon Road, Morganton, N.C. 28655. 
 

Frank Shuping 

MORGANTON - Frank Martin Shuping, 78, of Burkemont Road, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001 at his residence following a period of declining health. 

Born Aug. 4, 1923, in Burke County, he was the son of the late Russell and Bessie Dale Shuping. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, David Shuping; and brothers, Albert Shuping and Grover Shuping. He was a member of Burkemont Baptist Church and a retired employee of the City of Morganton. 

Mr. Shuping is survived by his wife, Margie Kerley Shuping of the home; a son and his wife, Ned and Roberta Shuping of Morganton; a daughter and her husband, Naomi and Larry McGee of Morganton; a stepdaughter and her husband, Wilda and Gary Herman of Burlington; sisters, Louise Walker and Vergie Carroway, both of Morganton; grandchildren, Jeff Poteet and his wife, Diana, Philip Shuping and his wife, Betty, Andrew Shuping, Fallon Hensley and her husband, Eric, and Lynn Herman and his wife, Lavaine; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m., Tuesday, at Burkemont Baptist Church with the Revs. Mark Pridgen and Johnny Tiller officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2 until 3 p.m. at the church. 

At other times, the family will be at the residence, 4829 Burkemont Road in Morganton. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Burke County, P.O. Box 1029, Valdese, N.C. 28690, or to Burkemont Baptist Church Building Fund, 4668 Burkemont Road, Morganton, N.C. 28655. 

Sossoman Funeral Home of Morganton is assisting the Shuping family. 
 

Ray Willie Smith 

MORGANTON - Ray Willie Smith, 73, of Buckhorn Tavern Road, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001 at Grace Hospital following an extended illness. 

Born Dec. 1, 1927, in Burke County, he was a son of the late James W. Smith and Mattie Mosteller Smith. 

He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, and retired from the military after 20 years of service, 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister. 

Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Delma Cooke Smith of the home; a son, Dudley D. Smith; a stepdaughter and her husband, Debbie and Dennis Anthony of Drexel; a special grandson, Kenny Simpson of Drexel; a brother and his wife, Fred and Grace Smith of Maryland. 

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Lambert officiating. Burial will follow at Burke Memorial Park. 

The family will receive friends today from 6:30 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. At other times, the family will be at the residence of the daughter, Debbie Anthony, 112 Settlemyre Road in Drexel. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Burke County Chapter, c/o First Citizens Bank, P.O. Box 560, Rutherford College, N.C. 28671. 

Eva Buff 

Eva Louise Shuffler Mayfield Buff, 83, a lifelong resident of Burke County, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001 at Grace Hospital following a period of declining health. 

Born Aug. 3, 1918, in Burke County, she was a daughter of the late Varrett Shuffler and Ollie Whisnant Shuffler. 

She was a member of New Life Assembly Chmch, and a retired employee ofDrexel Furniture Company. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Lloyd Mayfield and her second husband, Bud Buff; children, Nancy Mayfield, Margaret Mayfield, and Ralph Mayfield; and brothers, Clyde Shuffler and Claudes Shuffler. 

Mrs. Buff is survived by sons, Harold Mayfield and Sammy Buff, both of Morganton and Ned Mayfield of Valdese; a daughter, Jean Norman of Morganton; a sister, Mary Mull of Drexel; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. 

Funeral services will be held 8 p.m. today in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home with the Rev. Colin Deal officiating. 

The family will receive friends today from 6 until 8 p.m at the funeral home. At other times, the family will be at the home of Ned and Betty Mayfield, 2009 Laurel St., N.E., in Valdese. Burial will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, November at Glen Alpine Cemetery. 

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 3109 Poplarwood Court, #125, Raleigh, N.C. 27604. 

Hazel Haun Clark 

MORGANTON - Hazel Haun Clark, 82, of Irish Creek Road, died Satmday, Nov. 10, 2001, at Grace Heights in Morganton following a period of declining health. 

Born May 6, 1919 in Monroe County, Tenn., she was a daughter of the late Horace Greely Haun and Grace Gardner Haun. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Horace Haun and Glen Haun; and sisters, Opal Tallent and Lillian Wilson. She was a member of Zion Baptist Church and a retired employee of Firestone Mills in Gastonia. 

She is survived by her husband, Lewis Richard Clark of the home; a son, Larry Clark and his wife, Patricia of Morganton; a sister, Jena Norman of Cleveland, Tenn.; grandchildren, Steven Richard Clark of Gibsonville, Alan Edward Clark of Marrieta, Ga., and Susan Elaine Smith of Greensboro; and five great-grandchildren. 

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Tuesday, at Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Ralph May officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, The Burke County Chapter, c/o First Citizens Bank, P.O. Box 560, Rutherford College, N.C. 28671. 

Charles McGalliard Sr. 

ICARD - Charles Henry McGalliard Sr., 66, of Bailey Road, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001, at Valdese General Hospital. 

Born Sept. 6, 1935, in Burke County, he was a son of Charlsie Evans McGalliard of Hildebran and the late Charles Worth McGalliard. He was retired from Huffman Hosiery and was a member of Warlick's Baptist Church. 

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Hearn McGalliard and a sister, Rachel McGalliard. 

Surviving, in addition to his mother, are a sister and brother-in-law, Gracie and Richard Watson of Hildebran; a half-sister, Sharon Fieg of Barbenton, Ohio; a half-brother, Rick McGalliard of Barbenton, Ohio; half-sisters, Eleanor Potter and Kim McMurray, both of Barbenton, Ohio; a daughter and son-in-law, Cherie and John Sutton of Perry Fla.; a son and daughter-in-law, Samuel and Trudy Duckworth of Arizona; daughters, Angel Badcock of Michigan, Teresa Setzer and her husband, Johnny of Hildebran; a son, Ron Hearn of Washington State; a daughter and son-in-law, Traci and Bobby Moore of Icard; a son, James Hearn McGalliard of Hampton Beach, Va.; a daughter and son-in-law, Cherly and Sherman Church of George Hildebrand; sons, William "Mitch" McGalliard of Icard, and Charles Henry McGalliard Jr. and Tristram Shandy Denton, both of Morganton and 24 grandchildren. 

Funeral services were held 3 p.m. Saturday at Warlick's Baptist Church with the Revs. Gary Murry and Raymond Wilson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. 

The family received friends Saturday before the service. 

Memorials may be made to Warlick's Baptist Church Building Fund, 2772 Warlick's Church Road, Connelly Springs, N.C. 

Bass Smith Funeral Home of Hickory is assisting the McGalliard family.

Tempie Young 

MORGANTON - Tempie Thomas Young, 88, of New Eastwood Circle, formerly of Bakersville, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001 at Grace Hospital following an extended illness. 

Born April 1, 1913 in Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Carper and Nellie Thomas. 

She was a member of the Mine Creek Baptist Church in Bakersville, and attended Morganton First Church of God. Mrs. Young was a retired employee of Baxter Corporation. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Young; three brothers and one sister. 

She is survived by sons, Jack O. Young of Boiling Springs, and Phil Young of Morganton; grandchildren, Donna Farmer and Bryan Young, both of Morganton; and great-grandchildren, Michael Farmer and Alysha Farmer, both of Morganton. 

Graveside services will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, at Burke Memorial Park with the Rev. Don Smith officiating. The family will receive friends today from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Sossoman Funeral Home. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Morganton First Church of God, P.O. Box 1404, Morganton, N.C. 28680, or to the Mine Creek Baptist Church, Mine Creek Road, Bakersville, N.C. 28705. 

C. Wayne Perkins 

CONNELLY SPRINGS - C. Wayne Perkins, 76, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001 at Memorial Mission Hospital, Asheville, following many years of declining health. 

Born in Burke County on April 6, 1925, he was a son of the late C. R. Perkins and Maude Stillwell Perkins. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Edwin Perkins, Clifford Perkins, and Cecil Perkins and a sister, Hazel Perkins. Mr. Perkins was a graduate of Valdese High School and attended N.C. State University. He was a U. S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II serving in the Pacific Theater and at Iwo Jima. He received the Bronze Star for heroic achievement. 

Surviving are a brother, John C. Perkins of Morganton; sisters, Kathleen Berry of Rutherford College, Sarah Hill of Laurens, S.C., and Frances Shull and her husband, Dwight of Valdese; and a number of nieces and nephews. 

Graveside services will be held noon at Burke Memorial Park with the Rev. John Herold officiating. 

The family will receive friends from 7 until 8:30 p.m. today at Sossoman Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Marjorie McCuen Memorial Center, 101 Lions Way, Black Mountain N.C. 28711. 

Betty Mae Hughes 

MORGANTON - Betty Mae Hughes, 69, of Lee Loop, died unexpectedly Monday, Nov. 12, 2001, at Valdese General Hospital. 

Born in Burnsville, on June 28, 1932, she was a daughter of the late Dallas and Helen Ellis Howell. 

Mrs. Hughes was a retired employee of Broughton Hospital and a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James T. Hughes and by a brother, Ellis Howell. 

Surviving are a son and his wife, James and Jill Hughes, of Morganton; a daughter and her husband, Janice and David Harwell, of Connelly Springs; a brother, Bud Howell, of Rock Hill, S.C.; sisters, Ruby Buchanan of Newton, Barbara Hall of Black Mountain, and Naomi Benge of Old Fort; grandchildren, Jacob Hughes, Holly Tallent, and Ben Hughes; and three great-grandchildren. 

The funeral will be held 3 p.m., Wednesday, at Solid Rock Baptist Church with the Rev. Tony Land officiating. Burial will follow at Burke Memorial Park. 

The family will receive friends one hour before the funeral. Memorial contributions may be made to Solid Rock Baptist Church, c/o Dean Buchanan, 3206 W. View St., Valdese, N.C. 28690. 

Sossoman Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. 

Harriett Setzer 

MORGANTON - Mrs. Harriett Bryson Caldwell Setzer, 78, died Monday Nov. 12, 2001 at the Hospice Shytle House in Valdese, after a period of declining health. 

Mrs. Setzer was born Dec. 5, 1922 in Haywood County to the late John and Rebecca Ray Bryson. She was a member of St. John's Baptist Church and retired from Da-Co. Southern, Inc. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Caldwell and her second husband, Herman Setzer, four brothers and five sisters. 

Surviving are a son, Perry Caldwell and his wife, Karen of Vale; a daughter, Karen Fleming and her husband, Joseph of the home; a sister, Dorothy Setzer and her husband, Claude of Waynesville; an adopted son, Johnny Fleming and his wife, Glynis of Morganton; seven grandchildren, Penny Eggers and her husband Danny, Amy Sigmon, David Sigmon, Joy Fleming, Shelia Fleming, Marie Fleming, and Rebecca Hudson and her husband, Tim; eight great-grandchildren, Anthony Sigmon, Eli Fleming, Faith Fleming, Hanna Eggers, Scott Caldwell, Skylar Hudson, Timmy Hudson, and Tyler Fleming. 

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. John's Baptist Church with the Revs. Johnny Johnson, James Bumgarner, and Tony Dyson officiating. Interment will follow in the St. John's Baptist Church Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends today from 6:30 p.m. at St. John's Baptist Church. 

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Burke County, P.O. Box 1029 Valdese, N.C. 28690 or St. John's Baptist Church, St. John's Church Road, Connelly Springs, N.C. 28612. 

A special thanks to Dr. Barbara Nagy and all the employees of Hospice of Burke County. 

Heritage Funeral Service, Valdese, is assisting the Setzer family. 
 

Hazel Haun Clark 

MORGANTON - Hazel Haun Clark, 82, of Irish Creek Road, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, at Grace Heights in Morganton following a period of declining health. 

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., today, at Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Ralph May officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 

The family received friends today from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, The Burke County Chapter, c/o First Citizens Bank, P.O. Box 560, Rutherford College, N.C. 28671. 

Sossoman Funeral Home of Morganton is assisting the Clark family.


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