Miscellaneous Burke County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Lennie Edmonson Jr. 

MORGANTON - Lennie Edmonson Jr., 56, of 1595 N.C. 126, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2001, in Grace Hospital after an automobile accident. 

Born Oct. 24, 1945, in Burke County, he was a son of the late Lennie Edmonson Sr. and Mary Anna Cox Edmonson. Mr. Edmonson was a former employee of Western Youth Institute and a current employee of Broughton Hospital, resulting in more than 26 years of combined service with the State of North Carolina. He was also a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Vietnam war. 

Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Virginia Bettis Edmonson of the home; brothers, Larry S. Edmonson and Carlton Edmonson Sr. and his wife, Helen, all of Morganton; sister, Jacqueline E. Turner of Morganton, aunts, Earlene Cox, Vernie Davis, and Laura Thomas and her husband, Tommy L., all of Morganton, great-uncle, Wesley P. Cox and his wife, Emily of Morganton and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and a circle of other relatives and friends. 

Funeral services will be held 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Fleming Memorial Chapel at Ebony Funeral Services with the Revs. Jas Hemby and W. F. McIntosh Jr. officiating. Burial will be held at Olive Hill Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends from 11 to 11:25 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. 

Memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans, Morganton Chapter 43, P.O. Box 572, Morganton, N.C. 28680-0572. 

Ebony Funeral Services of Morganton is serving the Edmonson family. 
 

Katie Rhoney 

CONNELLY SPRINGS - Katie Lize Workman Rhoney, 85, of R. R. Farm Road, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, at Grace Hospital, Morganton following a brief illness. 

Born Oct. 3, 1916, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late John Workman and Zula Ingle Workman. She was a member of Mull's Chapel Baptist Church. 

In addition to her parent, she was preceded in death by her husband, A. R. "Tut" Rhoney and by children Dale, Johnny, Harold, Bob, Neil, and Loretta Rhoney and Ruby Swink. 

Surviving are a son, Donald Rhoney and his wife, Caroleen of Vale; a brother, Boge Workman; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. 

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mull's Chapel Baptist Church with the Revs. Richard Adams and Thomas Berry officiating. Burial will follow in Ebenezer United Methodist Church Cemetery in Cooksville. 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today 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 Mrs. Rhoney's home, 5625 R. R. Farm Road. 
 

Wecie Harris 

MORGANTON - Wecie Geneva Duckworth Harris, 97, of Randolph Street, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, at Autumn Care of Drexel. 

Born June 2, 1904, in Burke County, she was the daughter of the late Jerome and Ora Rockett Duckworth. 

Mrs. Harris was a homemaker and a faithful member of Friendship Baptist Church in Morganton since 1942 where she taught Sunday School, Baptist Training Union and the G. A. and R. A. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Wilfong Harris; brothers, Oscar Duckworth, Orville Duckworth, Floyd Duckworth, David Duckworth and a sister, Callie Mull. 

She is survived by sons, Otis Harris Jr., Carl Edward Harris and his wife, Diana, all of Morganton; grandchildren, Garold Harris, Francine York, great-grandchildren, Brian York, Jeremy York; brothers, Wilson Duckworth and Richard Duckworth, both of Morganton; sisters, Maudie Cline and Bonnie Epley, both of Morganton. 

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Friendship Baptist Church with the Rev. Raymond Rowland officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Kirksey Funeral Home in Morganton. At other times, the family will be at the home of Carl Harris on Wilson Street in Morganton. 

Kirksey Funeral Home of Morganton is assisting the Harris family. 
 

Lorine 'Renie' Litaker 

GLEN ALPINE - Lorine "Renie" Butler Litaker, 92, of Linville Street, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, at Park Ridge Hospital in Fletcher. 

Born March 7, 1909, in Burke County, she was the daughter of the late William Samuel and Alice Walker Butler. 

Mrs. Litaker was a teacher at the Glen Alpine Elementary School for 40 years and was a faithful member of the Glen Alpine United Methodist Church where she attended the Sarah Pitts Bible Class and the Inspirational Group. She was a member of the Glen Alpine Women's Club, Retired Teachers Association, American Legion Auxiliary, the AARP and was a lifetime member of the Eastern Star. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas R. Litaker; brothers, William Earl Butler, James Edward Butler, A. Leon Butler and Charles A. Butler. 

She is survived by a sister, Elizabeth Butler Waller of Glen Alpine, and a number of nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Glen Alpine United Methodist Church with the Revs. Frank Gordon and Thomas Beall Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Glen Alpine Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends at the home of Mrs. Elizabeth Waller. 

Memorials may be made to Glen Alpine United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 576, Glen Alpine, N.C. 28628 or to the Carillon Bell Fund, c/o the Glen Alpine United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 576, Glen Alpine, N.C. 28628. 

Kirksey Funeral Home of Morganton is assisting the Litaker family. 
 

Merrell McCall 

VALDESE - Merrell Sain Norris McCall, 74, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001, at Grace Hospital in Morganton after a brief illness. 

Mrs. McCall was born Sept. 7, 1927, in Lincoln County to the late Luico and Hettie Yancey Sain. Merrell was a member of Valdese First Baptist Church and the Women of the Moose. She retired from the Waldensian Bakery, Inc. and above all was a wonderful homemaker and excellent cook. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth and Elmer Sain and one sister, Ruth Stamey. 

Surviving are her husband, Bill McCall of the home; daughters, Judy Jones and her husband, Donald of Valdese, Inita Hennessee and her husband, Bob of Drexel and Karen Leigh Norris of Greensboro; a stepdaughter, Susan Bernard and her husband, Danny of Morganton; stepson, Billy Joe McCall and his wife, Yupah of Seattle, Wash.; a brother, Eugene Sain of Welcome; a sister, Melva Piedna of Clearwater, Fla; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 

Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Chapel of Heritage Funeral Service in Valdese with the Rev. Timothy Horldt officiating. Interment will follow in Burke Memorial Park. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Heritage Funeral Service in Valdese. 

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

'Bill' McCombs 

MORGANTON - William L. "Bill" McCombs, 84, of Grace Ridge, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2001 at Grace Ridge Health Care Center following a period of declining health. 

Born Aug. 21,1917, in Richland County, S.C., he was a son of the late Joseph and Ludie Hinton McCombs. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Morganton. He received his B.S. degree in commerce from the University of South Carolina. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. In 1947, Mr. McCombs opened Bob's Cola, a soft-drink facility on West Union Street, and from 1949 until 1953, he owned and managed the Alva Service Station on North Green Street. He owned and operated the Western Auto Store on Avery Avenue until 1971. He then worked for Pilot Life Insurance until his retirement at age 62. A retired businessman, civic leader, and supporter of elderly citizens, Mr. McCombs was chosen Morganton's Man of the Year in 1981. 

He is survived by his wife, Corene Stack McCombs of the home; a son, the Rev. Joseph Arthur McCombs and his wife, Joyce of Lincolnton; daughters, Byllye Boardman and her husband, Colin of Knoxville, Tenn., and Beth Coley and her husband, Bill of Raleigh; a sister, Margaret Richardson of Lexington, S.C.; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. 

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church with the Revs. Bob Roach and Bill Bowen officiating. 

Burial will follow at Burke Memorial Park. The family will receive friends today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Sossoman Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, S.C. 29605-4277, or to the Morganton Rotary Club for the J. D. Fitz Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 294, Morganton, N.C. 28680-0294. 
 

Joyce Setzer 

VALDESE - Joyce Long Setzer, 64, of Windy Hill Drive, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2001, at Hospice Shytle House following an illness of two years. 

Born in Lincoln County on Oct. 19, 1937, she was a daughter of the late June Long and Macie Shuping Long Cook. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, Samuel "Cotton" Cook and by a sister, Helen Faye Long. Mrs. Setzer was a retired CNA from Broughton Hospital and was a member of Faith Chapel Baptist Church. 

Surviving are her husband, W. Edward Setzer, of the home; daughters and their husbands, Penny and George Mayfield of Morganton and Janet and Ralph Glazebrooks, of Hickory; brothers, Burlin Long and his wife, Nadine, and Danny Cook, all of Morganton; and a number of nieces and nephews. 

The funeral will be held 3 p.m., Wednesday, in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home with the Rev. James Bollinger officiating. Burial will follow at Burke Memorial Park. 

The family will receive friends from 6:30 until 8 p.m. today at Sossoman Funeral Home. At other times the family will be at the residence, 3155 Windy Hill Drive, Valdese. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Burke County, P.O. Box 1029, Valdese, N.C. 28690. 
 

Ann Hackett 

WINSTON-SALEM - Ann Carolyn Hackett, 62, formerly Ann H. Lindon, of 1459 Harding St., formerly of Lenoir, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2001, at her residence after a period of declining health. 

Born May 28, 1939, in Wilkes County, she was a daughter of the late Luther Hackett and Sarah Galetha Ferguson Hackett. She was a material handler for Tyo International (U.S.) Inc. for 15 years. She was also a former employee of Broyhill Inds. (Lenoir Furniture) for 18 years. She was a former member of Mitchell Chapel AME. She attended Holy Ghost Miracle Fellowship Church in Winston-Salem. She was also a former member of the Soul Singing Caravan. 

Survivors include her son, Charles Christopher Lindon of Kings Creek, Lenoir; sisters, Veacie H. McMillian and Sarah H. Stucky, both of Winston-Salem; brothers, James Luther Hackett of Lenoir and Jerry Horton of Wilkesboro; aunts, Thersea Howell, Elree Ferguson and Dorothy Ferguson, all of Lenoir; a stepson, Marton Lindon of Lenoir; a stepdaughter, Earnestine Lindon of Lenoir and a foster goddaughter, Elizabeth Ferguson Carter of N. Wilkesboro. 

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mitchell Chapel AME Church with the Revs. Clement Blache, James Womack, Billy Joe Lipford, and Jimmie Norwood Sr. officiating. 

Burial will be held in the church cemetery. Casketbearers will be William Corpening, Tony Ferguson, Darius Patterson, Chester Ferguson, Ralph Lindon and Michael Sally. 

The family will receive friends from 1 to 1:55 p.m. Wednesday in the church. 

Ebony Funeral Services of Lenoir is assisting the Hackett family. 

Frances L. Ross 

MORGANTON - Frances L. Ross, 78, of Williams Road, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2001, at Grace Hospital following a brief illness. 

Surviving are her husband, Robert J. Ross and sons, Larry J. Ross of Morganton and Rex Ross of Connelly Springs. No services are planned. Sossoman Funeral Home of Morganton is assisting the Ross family. 
 

John Ray Pyatt 

NEBO - John Ray Pyatt, 68, of 5522 Harmony Grove Road, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2001 in the McDowell Hospital. 

Survivors include a daughter, Leslie Dula and her Thomas of Morganton. 

Funeral services will be held 3:30 today at Rocky Pass Freewill Baptist Church. 

The family will receive friends from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the church prior to the service. 

Kirksey Funeral Home of Marion is assisting the Pyatt family.
 

Charlie A. Lail 

CONNELLY SPRINGS - Charlie A. Lail, 57, of Wards Gap Road in the South Mountain Community, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001 at Grace Hospital in Morganton following a period of declining health. 

Born in Burke County on April 21, 1944, he was a son of the late Bynum and Roney Bell Chapman Lail. He was an employee of Valdese Weavers. Charlie was a loving husband, father and grandfather and in turn he was loved by everyone and never met a stranger. He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a member of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Lucy Brittain. 

Surviving are his wife of 34 years, Shirley Jean Hudson Lail of the home; sons and their wives, Mark and Cynthia Lail, and Curtis and Kim Lail, all of Connelly Springs; grandsons, Austin Sigmon, Hayden Lail, Matthew Hicks, and Derrick Hicks; brother, Russell Lail of Connelly Springs; sisters, Carrie Buff of Connelly Springs, Minnie Lou Brittain of George Hildebrand, and Edna Brittain of Morganton; and a number of nieces and nephews. 

The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church with the Revs. Ernest Richards and Keith Fulbright officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today 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 Mr. Lail's home, 8751 Wards Gap Road. Memorial gifts may be made to the American Heart Association, Burke County Chapter, c/o First Citizens Bank, P. O. Box 560, Rutherford College, N.C. 28671-0560. 

Judy Greene 

LAWNDALE - Judy McEntire Greene, 51, 909 Arbor Drive, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2001 at her residence. 

Born June 1, 1950, in Cleveland County, she was a daughter of Bryte Williams McEntire of Lawndale and the late Clyde Hoey McEntire. 

She was a retired employee of Western Carolina Center in Morganton. She was a member of Union Baptist Church. 

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her brother, Tommy McEntire. 

Survivors include: a brother and his wife, Larry and Doris McEntire of Boiling Springs, sisters and their husbands, Glenda and Bill Canipe, and Pam and Edwin Harrill, all of Lawndale; two nieces and four nephews; and two great-nieces and two-great-nephews. 

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Union Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael Shumate officiating. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes before the funeral hour. Burial will be in Union Baptist Church Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at Stamey Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Union Baptist Church Building Fund, 3800 Polkville Road, Shelby, N.C. 28150. 

Stamey Funeral Home of Fallston is assisting the Greene family. 
 

Jenine Messick 

LAWNDALE - Jenine Charlene Rickman Messick, 29, of 2632 Curt Ledford Road, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center. 

There will be no services. Stamey Funeral Home of Fallston is assisting the Messick family.
 

Eunice Marie Ervin 

DREXEL - Eunice Marie Cuthbertson Ervin, 85, of 307 Oakland Ave., died Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, at Autumn Care of Drexel after a period of declining health. 

Born Aug. 30, 1916, in McDowell County, she was a daughter of the late Charlie Cuthbertson and Martha Caldwell Cuthbertson. A retired domestic worker, Mrs. Ervin was also a member of the Bethune Woman's Civic Club and a volunteer for the Burke United Christian Ministries. She was a member of Shiloh AME Church where she was a member and former president of the Stewardess Board for 14 years. She was also a member and former president of the Nina Bess Missionary Society and a former member of the Willing Workers Club at Shiloh AME Church. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Phifer Ervin Sr.; brothers, Kirksey Cuthbertson, Charles Edward Cuthbertson, Avery Cuthbertson; sisters, Flossie C. Caldwell, Lucille E. Ervin, Mildred N. Cuthbertson, Gladys Cuthbertson and Mary Willie Cuthbertson. 

Survivors include her sons, retired Lt. Col. Charles Phifer Ervin Jr. of Tallahassee, Fla., Danny B. Ervin and his wife, Dottie of Marion, and Kenneth D. Ervin and his wife, Liz of Greensboro; a foster son, Alan Cuthbertson of Greensboro; daughters, Norma E. Caldwell and Flossie E. Bryant and her husband, Elias, all of Morganton, and Carolyn E. Hill of Hackensack, N.J.; a sister, Minnie James of Chapel Hill; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and a host of nephews, nieces and a circle of family and friends. 

Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Monday at Shiloh AME Church with the Revs. Frank W. Saunders, Carol Davis, Charles P. Ervin III and Herbert Carter officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. 

The family will receive friends 1 p.m. Monday at the church. At other times the family will be at 2624 N.C. 126 in Morganton. 

Memorials may be made to the Shiloh AME Church Building Fund, 1323, N. Powerhouse Road, Morganton, N.C. and Burke United Christian Ministries, 305 B. West Union St., Morganton, N.C. 28655. 

Ebony Funeral Services of Morganton is assisting the Ervin family. 
 

John B. Harris 

MORGANTON - John B. Harris, 93, of N.C. 181 North, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, at Grace Hospital following an extended illness. 

Born in Burke County, on Sept. 30, 1908, he was a son of the late Benjamin H. and Sarah Kincaid Harris. 

John was a retired employee of Broughton Hospital and was a farmer for his entire life. He was a member of Mountain Grove United Methodist Church. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters and a brother. 

Surviving are his wife, Lennie Silver Harris of the home; a son, John S. Harris of Boca Raton, Fla.; daughters and their husbands, Helen and Walter Farris of Morganton, and Doris and Robert Medlin of Charlotte; granddaughters, Wendy Profitt and her husband, Ron and Dawn Medlin, all of Boone; grandsons, Tim Farris and his wife, Pam of Morganton, Paul Kennedy and Darrell Kennedy; great-grandchildren, Erin Proffitt, Ben Proffitt, Matt Church, and Seth Farris; a sister, Hettie Fox of Valdese; and a host of nieces and nephews. 

The funeral will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Mountain Grove United Methodist Church with the Revs. Perry Brown, Charles Sisk, and Beth Henderson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 

The body will placed in the church and the family will receive friends for one hour before the funeral. 

Memorial gifts may be made to Mtn. Grove United Methodist Church, 3625 Fish Hatchery Road, Morganton, N.C. 28655. 

Sossoman Funeral Home of Morganton is assisting the Harris family. 
 

Nancy J. Simpson 

MORGANTON - Nancy J. Chester Simpson, 53, of Antioch Road, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2001 at her residence after an extended illness. 

Born June 13, 1948, in Caldwell County, she was the daughter of Elsie McGee Chester of Morganton and the late Clarence Chester. 

Mrs. Simpson was a very active and faithful member of Bethel Baptist Church in Morganton and was retired from Bernhardt Furniture plant No. 1 in Lenoir. 

In addition to her mother, she is survived by two sons, Jeff C. Epley and Rodney A. Epley, both of Morganton; three daughters, Lisa Epley Shoun, Debbie Epley Dyson and her husband, Bobby, all of Morganton, and Tina L. Epley of Lenoir; two brothers, Bud Chester of Lenoir and Kenneth Chester of Morganton; two sisters, Elaine Sweet of Morganton and Helen Taylor of Lenoir; 10 grandchildren, Taylor Epley, Jason Parker, Angelica Epley, Samantha Epley, Rodney A. Epley Jr., Brandy Dyson, Michael Dyson, Jonathan Shoun, Wayne Shoun Jr. and Jarrett Epley. 

Funeral services will be held noon Monday at the Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Burt Wilbur officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at Kirksey Funeral Home in Morganton where the body will remain until placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the services. 

Kirksey Funeral Home of Morganton is assisting the Simpson family with arrangements. 
 

Hazel 'Maw' Hall 

NEBO - Hazel "Maw" Carver Hall, 72, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, at her residence. 

Born March 7, 1929, in Cosby, Tenn., she was a daughter of the late Jesse L. Carver and Nettie Wells Carver. She was a retired employee of Drexel Heritage Furnishings in Morganton. She was also a homemaker and beloved mother and grandmother. She attended Muddy Creek Baptist Church. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Shifley Hall and a great-grandchild, Emma Grace Brittain. 

Survivors include a daughter, Louise Hall Edwards of Marion; a son, Charles Hall of Marion; daughters, Brenda Brittain Lingle of Morganton, Linda Hall Boone and Judy Hall Capps, both Nebo; brothers, Frank Carver of Morganton, David Carver of Kernersville, and Clyde Carver of Morganton; a sister, Shirley Conner of Marion; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. 

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday at Westmoreland Chapel with the Revs. Milton Hollifield and Keith Bishop officiating. 

Burial will be in the Pinnacle United Methodist Church Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. today at Westmoreland Funeral Home. 

Memorials may be made to Hospice of McDowell County, 218 Logan St., Marion, N.C. 28752. 

Westmoreland Funeral Home of Marion is assisting the Hall family. 
 

Lee Ell Hollifield 

MARION - Lee Ell Hollifield, 65, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2001, in the McDowell Hospital. 

Graveside services were held 2 p.m. Saturday at the Murphy's Chapel Cemetery in Marion with the Rev. Ray Martin officiating. 

Kirksey Funeral Home of Marion is serving the Hollifield family. 
 

Dorothy Humphries 

RUTHERFORD COLLEGE - Dorothy Cassels Humphries, 80, died Saturday Nov. 24, 2001, at her residence, after a period of declining health. 

Mrs. Humphries was born July 3, 1921 in Rutherford College to the late Rhuben Oscar and Minnie Pearl Franklin Humphries. She was a member of the Abernethy Memorial United Methodist Church, a lifetime member of the Valdese Pilot Club, a charter member of the Lovelady Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, a past president of the N.C. State Ladies Fire Department Auxiliary and a charter member of the Valdese Rescue Squad Ladies Auxiliary. 

Mrs. Humphries retired from the Rutherford College Post Office after 25 years of service from 1958 till 1983. "Dot" also was an Avon representative from 1952 until the present. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Charles "J.C." Humphries; one son, Earl Terry Humphries; five brothers, Norris, Theodore "Ted," Melvin, Ralph and Lee Cassels; and one sister, Catherine Cassels. 

Survivors include sons, Larry Humphries and his wife, Alice of Connelly Springs and Johnnie Humphries and his wife, Connie of Rutherford College; a daughter-in-law, Marie B. Humphries of Clayton; a sister, Minnie Belle Cassels of Rutherford College; grandchildren, Mike and Dru Humphries, Janice Kirby, Marion Reid, Jerry and Julie Humphries, Tim Humphries, Rick and Madonna Humphries, and John Humphries; great-grandchildren, Danielle Humphries, Erica Humphries, Jeff Hensley, Jamie and Josh Kirby, Chase Reid, Jessie, Jodie and Jerry Humphries, Jeni and Terry Humphries; and special great-great-grandchildren, Cynthia Hensley and Lindsay Puett. 

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Abernethy Memorial United Methodist Church, with the Rev. David Hamlyn officiating. Interment will follow in Burke Memorial Park. 

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the Abernethy Memorial United Methodist Church. 

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Burke County, P.O. Box 1029, Valdese, N.C. 28690 or to Abernethy Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 127, Rutherford College, N.C. 28671. 

Heritage Funeral Service of Valdese is assisting the Humphries family.


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