Miscellaneous Catawba County, North Carolina Obituaries

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JOHN H. MILLER
LENOIR - John “Johnny” Hurley Miller, 78, of Anthony Creek Road, Collettsville, died Oct. 12, 2000, at his residence.

Born April 23, 1922, in Washington County, Tenn., he was a son of the late James M. and Elsie Love Hampton Miller.

A member of Globe Baptist Church, he was a former member of the Lenoir Moose Lodge and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars. He retired from AFG Industries and Burlington Industries.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Howard Miller, Bob Isaac Miller and Eugene Miller.

Survivors include his wife, Artie Hall Miller; three sons, John Richard Miller and Larry Miller of Johnson City, Tenn., and Paul Miller of Elizabethton, Tenn.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Hurleah and Wayne Jones of Elizabethton, Tenn., and Jewell and Eddie Williamson of Johnson City, Tenn.; two stepsons, John Winebarger of Lenoir and James Winebarger of Hudson; six stepdaughters and four stepsons-in- law, Christine Winebarger of Maiden, Loretta and Ray Greene, Karen and George Greene, Sue and Harry Graham and Demie Presnell of Lenoir and Rita and Gary Perry of Morganton; four brothers, Charles Miller, Wayne Miller and Joe Miller of Johnson City, Tenn., and Allen Miller of Ohio; a sister, Alma Flaherty of Johnson City, Tenn.; 33 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

The funeral will be conducted by the Revs. Jack Lewis, Tom Bovender, David Jarrell and Larry Combs at 2 p.m. Sunday at his church.

The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons.

The family will be at Greer-McElveen Funeral Home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Memorials may be made to Caldwell County Hospice, 902 Kirkwood St., Lenoir, N.C. 28645.

FLORELLA B. DECKER

LENOIR - Florella Burgett Blevins Decker, 57, of Wrangler Way, Boomer, died Oct. 11, 2000, at Frye Regional Medical Center.

Born Oct. 11, 1943, in Bristol, Va., she was a daughter of the late Perry N. and Lena Rosenbaum Burgett.

A member of Zack's Fork Baptist Church, she was a GA girls teacher and served in the W.M.U. She was a furniture worker with National Veneer for 25 years.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Harley “Elmer” Benton Blevins; and a brother, Donald Burgett.

Survivors include her husband, Ronnie Decker; a son, Perry Benton Blevins of Lenoir; two daughters, Lena Ann Blevins McGee and Pamela Blevins McLean of Lenoir; a stepson, Stephen Allen Decker of Lenoir; two sisters, Patty Lawing of Drexel and Joan Reel of Marion; and four grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted by the Revs. Wayne Borders and Ron Burgett at 3 p.m. today at her church.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Zack's Fork Baptist Church, Lottie Moon Fund, 1505 Zack's Fork Road, Lenoir, N.C. 28645.

Pendry's Lenoir Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

BUFORD A. BUMGARNER

LINCOLNTON - Buford Allen Bumgarner, 77, of Buffalo Shoals Road, died Oct. 11, 2000, at his residence.

Born Oct. 9, 1923, in Cleveland County, he was a son of the late Lonnie and Bertha Evans Bumgarner.

A member of Reepsville Baptist Church in Vale, he was vice president for Seth Lumber Co. for 48 years and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Myrtle Hoffman Bumgarner; a son, Jimmy Allen Bumgarner of Marietta, Ga.; a daughter, Diane Bumgarner Smith of Lincolnton; a sister, Velma Mode of Lincolnton; a half sister, Merle Jarrett of Lawndale; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted by the Revs. Nicky King, Foyd Bennett and William Wease at 3:30 p.m. today at his church.

The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Reepsville Baptist Church, Building Fund, 4287 Reepsville Road, Vale, N.C. 28168.

E.F. Drum Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

LUCY I. RECTOR

MORGANTON - Lucy Irene Rector, 87, of Rutherford College, died Oct. 11, 2000, at Broughton Hospital after a period of declining health.

Born Oct. 8, 1913, in Burke County, she was a daughter of the late Joseph F. and Dora Robinson Griffin.

A member of Abernathy Memorial United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women, she retired from Alba Waldensian.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Max Griffin and Shula Griffin; and five sisters, Bonnie Bravard, Margaret Berry, Essie Allison, Bessie Berry and Edna Asbury.

Survivors include her husband, Owens C. Rector; two sons and daughters-in-law, J.L. and Bennie Rector and Bobby and Lili Ann Rector of Rutherford College; a sister, Josephine Griffin of Rutherford College; seven grandchildren, J.L. Rector Jr., Karen Seagle, Candis Hildebran, Merri Rudisill, Robert W. Rector, Tammy Ramos and Jamie Nichols; seven great-grandchildren, Angie Barlowe, Josh Rector, Brandon Rector, Tuesday Spencer, Jessica Hildebran, Deana Hildebran and Landon Rudisill; and three great-great-grandchildren, Miranda Ramos, Nicholas Nichols and Hali Barlowe.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Dick Campbell at 2 p.m. today at her church.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will be at the church one hour prior to the service and at the residence of J.L. Rector, 211 Bravard Drive, Rutherford College, at other times.

Memorials may be made to Abernathy Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 127, Rutherford College, N.C. 28671.

Sossoman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

BLANCHE S. REITZEL

STATESVILLE - Blanche Steele Reitzel, 92, died Oct. 11, 2000, at Mapleleaf Health Care Center in Statesville.

Born April 23, 1908, in Buncombe County, she was a daughter of the late Dick N. and Addie Knox Steel.

A charter member of Forest Park Presbyterian Church, she was a lifetime member of the Women of the Church. A retired educator, she taught in the elementary and junior high school levels. She served as a principal at East Newton Junior High and taught at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

A former state secretary of the State Retired Teacher Association, she was a librarian and past president of Iredell County Council on Aging and was membership chairwoman and charter member of the Widowed Persons Organization of Statesville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clinton E. Reitzel; a brother, Raymond K. Steele; and a sister, Dorothy Shell.

Survivors include a brother, Kenneth F. Steele of Statesville; and two sisters, Evelyn Llewellyn and Mildred Pence of Statesville.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Walter Taylor at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

The family will be at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Forest Park Presbyterian Church, 1026 Davie Ave., Statesville, N.C. 28677; or Alzheimer's Association, Southern Piedmont Chapter, 3420 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 2815-3298.

LAVONIA L. CALDWELL

MAIDEN - Lavonia Laney Caldwell, 77, of Maiden Highway, died Oct. 11, 2000, at the Abernethy Retirement Home.

Born Oct. 11, 1923, in Catawba County, she was a daughter of the late James M. and Bessie Coffey Laney.

A homemaker, she was a retail sales clerk.

Survivors include her husband, Harold Caldwell Sr.; and a son, Harold Caldwell Jr. of the home.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Nathaniel Austin at 4 p.m. today at East Maiden Baptist Church.

The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service.

Burial will be in Maiden City Cemetery.

Burke Mortuaries Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

CLIFFORD B. SIMMONS

TAYLORSVILLE - Clifford Bliff Simmons, 89, of Taylorsville, died Oct. 11, 2000, at Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville.

Born June 19, 1911, in Alexander County, he was a son of the late Tom and Jane Shook Simmons.

A member of First Baptist Church in Taylorsville, he served as treasurer of his Sunday school class for a number of years. He was a self- employed mason for 60 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Emma Louise Sharpe Simmons; and a sister, Elsie Watts.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Don and Carolyn Simmons of Taylorsville and Johnny and Theresa Simmons of Catawba; a daughter, Alice Simmons of Catawba; a brother, Rayford Simmons of Taylorsville; a sister, Christine Bowman of Asheville; three grandchildren, Kim Simmons of Taylorsville and Dinah Simmons and Andrew Simmons of Charlotte; three stepgrandchildren, Stephanie Shook of Oregon and Tiffany Oliver and Jeremiah Shook of Catawba; three stepgreat-grandchildren, Kristen Oliver, Jesse Oliver and Alex Oliver of Catawba; a friend, Jackie Talbert of Catawba; and a number of nephews and nieces.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Roger Underwood at 3 p.m. today at his church.

Burial will be in Taylorsville City Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be deacons of his church.

The family will be at the church from 1:30 to 3 p.m. today.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Taylorsville, 405 West Main Ave., Taylorsville, N.C. 28681.

Alexander Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

RAYMOND F. ERVIN

MAIDEN - Raymond Franklin Ervin, 71, of English Oak Drive, Lincolnton, died Oct. 11, 2000, at Lincoln Medical Center in Lincolnton.

Born July 25, 1929, in Iredell County, he was a son of the late Farris F. and Lessie Howard Ervin.

He served in the U.S. Air Force and retired as a computer operator with the U.S. government.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Ethel E. Poteat, Eursley E. Anders and Shirley E. Munday.

Survivors include his wife, Janet Straley Ervin; a son, James Whitmore of Chambersburg, Pa.; two daughters, Frankie Ervin Conrod of Virginia Beach, Va., and Rayna Ervin Werth of Cranberry Township, Pa.; two brothers, Farris Ervin of Mooresville and Howard Ervin of Maiden; six sisters, Evelyn E. Ramey of Franklin, Marie E. Ridenhour and Barbara E. Ridenhour of Mooresville, Carolyn E. Southers of Albermarle, Darlene E. Taylor and Marcia E. Radford of Jacksonville, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted by the Revs. Wayne Haynes and Richard Conrod at 2 p.m. Saturday at Friendly Chapel Baptist Church in Maiden.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will be at the church one hour prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to American Heart Association or Samaritan's Purse in Boone.

Burke Mortuaries Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

EULA J. GREENE

LENOIR - Eula J. Greene, 93, of Hollywood Ridge, died Oct. 10, 2000, at Caldwell Memorial Hospital.

Born Sept. 3, 1907, in Caldwell County, she was a daughter of the late Marion L. and Ida Bell Prestwood Justice.

A member of Jehovah's Witnesses, she was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ted Greene; five brothers, Jessie Justice, Earl Justice, Paul Justice, Hal Justice and Marion “Red” Justice; and two sisters, Addie Lee Suddreth and Drucilla Parson.

Survivors include a son, Charles Marley of Valdese; a daughter, Gwendolyn Ritchie of Pennsylvania; two sisters, Lenoir Prevette of Lenoir and Margaret Bradshaw of Elkin; four grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren.

A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Bobby Pritchard at 1 p.m. today in a private family cemetery in Wilkes County.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

Pendry's Lenoir Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

CARL P. HELMS Sr.

VALDESE - Carl P. Helms Sr., 51, of Summers Road, Morganton, died Oct. 11, 2000, at his residence after a period of declining health.

Born March 27, 1949, in Burke County, he was a son of Lulu C. Helms of Morganton and the late Carl A. Helms.

A U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he was employed by Rexnord Corp.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Elizabeth F. Helms; two sons, Carl Phillip Helms Jr. of Sanford and James Arthur Helms of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca M. and Tim Vaught of Morganton; four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Ruth and Joel Camp of Shelby, Wanda and the Rev. Cade Burns of Drexel, Sylvia and Bryan Addison and Linda Helms of Morganton; and five grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted by the Revs. Alvin Baker, Toney Baker and Danny Baker at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Apostolic Church of Morganton.

Burial will be in Burke Memorial Park with military rites conducted by members of American Legion Post 234 of Valdese.

The family will be at Heritage Funeral Service from 7 to 8:30 tonight.

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

LEONA B. HEFNER
Leona Barnette Hefner, 89, of Springs Road, died Oct. 13, 2000, at Frye Regional Medical Center after a period of declining health.

Born Nov. 25, 1910, in Mecklenburg County, she was a daughter of the late James F. and Lula Barnette.

A member of St. Stephens Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, she retired from Belk Broome Company.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph E. Hefner Sr.; three brothers; and four sisters.

Survivors include two sons, Ralph E. Hefner Jr. of Hickory and Gerald L. Hefner of Kannapolis; a daughter, Judy H. Houser of Vale; two brothers, Frank Barnette of Matthews and Reid Barnette of Indian Trails; a sister, Daisy Green of Oakboro; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. David Guelzow at 3 p.m. Monday at her church.

The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will be at the church one hour prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to St. Stephens Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, 2304 Springs Road, NE, Hickory, N.C. 28601.

Hickory Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

HUGH J. CARROLL Sr.

MORGANTON - Hugh John Carroll Sr., 70, of Asheville, died Oct. 13, 2000, at his residence after a period of declining health.

Born May 13, 1930, in Queens County, N.Y., he was the son of the late William J. and Anne Marie McShea Carroll.

He was a former member of St. Gabriels Catholic Church in Greenville and the John Ivey Smith Council of Knights of Columbus.

A member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, he is a third- degree Knight with the William T. McShea Council of Knights of Columbus which was named for his late uncle, Father William T. McShea, a longtime pastor at St. Charles Church.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, William S. Carroll and Patrick Carroll.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Irene Farris Carroll; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Hugh J. and Melissa Carroll Jr. of Greensboro and William J. Carroll II of Charlotte; three daughters and two sons-in- law, Andrea and Dave Goodwin Hoyle of Lyndonville, Vt., Adaire and Al Salt of Durham and Mary Carroll- Hackett of Greenville; nine grandchildren, Jennifer Jewett of Raleigh, Jeff Swink and Josh Swink of Lawndale, Nelson Cano of Bloomington, Ind., Lia Carroll-Hacket, J. Hacket and Dean Jewett of Greenville, Caitlin Carroll and Hannah Carroll of Greensboro; and a friend, Rachel Jenkins of Morganton.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Kenneth Whittington at noon Monday at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church.

The Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today at Sossoman Funeral Home.

The family will remain at the funeral home until 8:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to St. Francis Prepartory School, Alumni Office, 6100 Francis Lewis Blvd., Fresh Meadows, N.Y. 11365.

Sossomon Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

JOSEPH J. BOLES

MORGANTON - Joseph Johnson Boles, 90, of Ponderosa Road, died Oct. 14, 2000, at Grace Hospital after a period of declining health.

Born Dec. 9, 1909, in Mayodan, he was a son of the late Charles and Sarah Williams Boles.

A member of Seventh-day Adventist Church, he retired as an inspector of the U.S. government after 21 years of service.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Arthur Boles and Charlie Boles; and a sister, Nina Gann.

Survivors include his wife, Fern Carswell Boles; a brother, Rhubert Boles of Madison; and two sisters, Marry Tuggle of Mayodan and Nancy Smith of Madison.

A graveside service will be conducted by Pastor Tim Sheridan and Elder E.F. Herzel at 2 p.m. Monday in Seventh-day Adventist Church Cemetery.

The body will be placed in the cemetery one hour prior to the service.

The family will be at his residence at other times.

Memorials may be made to Seventh-day Adventist Church of Morganton, New Building Fund, 300 Rockyford St., Morganton, N.C. 28655.

Sossoman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

REED M. BANDY

MAIDEN - Reed McNeely Bandy, 61, of Little Mount Road, died Oct. 14, 2000, at Frye Regional Medical Center after a period of declining health.

Born Aug. 7, 1939, in Catawba County, he was the son of Anna Crouse of Newton and the late Leonard Bandy.

A member of Mount Ruhama Baptist Church, he served in the U.S. Army and worked as a maintenance electric at Mochican Mills.

Survivors include his wife, Vetra Mathis Bandy; three sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy and Dianne Bandy of Newton, Reed A. and Kay Bandy of Maiden and Marty and Dorothy Bandy of Claremont; a daughter and son-in-law, Jeneva and Chris Ross of Catawba; two sisters, Jean Bandy and Becky Bandy McCarey of Newton; and seven grandchildren, Kesha Bandy, Andrew Bandy, Alan Bandy, Tyler Williams, Amber Ross, Caitlyn Ross and Logan Ross.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Darrell Saunders at 4 p.m. Monday at his church.

The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will be at the church from 6 to 8 tonight.

Burke Mortuaries Inc. is charge of arrangements.

JOHN O. GUY

STONY POINT - John Oakley Guy, 75, of Duncan Street, Sparta, died Oct. 12, 2000, at his residence after a period of declining health.

Born Oct. 24, 1924, in Iredell County, he was a son of the late James A. and Octa Bruce Guy.

A member of North Dale Baptist Church in Charlotte, he retired as a machinist with Ronson Hydraulic in Charlotte.

He was preceded in death by three sons, Larry Michael Guy, Albert Lee Guy and Kenneth Eugene Guy; a brother, James Woodrow Guy; and a sister, Mary Sue Montgomery.

Survivors include his wife, Opal Miller Guy; two sons, James Thomas Guy of Davidson and David Lynn Guy of Mooresville; two daughters, Teresa Ann Rues of Orlando, Fla., and Cynthia Rene'e Guy of Buthune, S.C.; a brother, Lawrence Guy of Stony Point; two sisters, Aliene Souls of Thomasville and Margaret Adams of Asheboro; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted by the Revs. Frank Binson and Roger Newton at 4 p.m. today at Chapman Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Mount Zion Community Cemetery in Cornelius.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 500 East Morehead St., Charlotte, N.C. 28227.

GEORGE H. TEAGUE

TAYLORSVILLE - George Henry Teague, 80, of Valley Nursing Center, formerly of Hoyle Keller Loop, died Oct. 14, 2000, at Valley Nursing Center.

He was born April 27, 1920, in Alexander County.

A member of St. Stephens Lutheran Church in Hickory, he was a former employee of Clayton-Marcus.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Eva Helen Baker Teague; and a daughter, Nancy Teague.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Cline Teague; a son, Ernest Teague of Granite Falls; four daughters, Judy Hart of Stanley and Shirley Barnes, Marlene Williamson and Charlene Teague of Taylorsville; two brothers, Leonard Teague of Taylorsville and Buret Teague of Bethlehem; 12 grandchildren, Jennifer Casse, Steve Barnes, Eva Frazier, Jason Frazier, Angela Ham, Robert Teague, David Teague, Misty Wyatt, Teresa Wyatt, Melinda Wyatt, Leroy Hard and Susan Hart; and two great- grandchildren, Felica Casse and Devin Honeycutt.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Andy Chandler at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Adams Funeral Home.

Burial will be in St. Stephens Lutheran Church Cemetery.

The family will be at Adams Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at his residence at other times.

RALPH E. STAMEY

MORGANTON - Ralph E. Stamey, 65, of Zeb Hull Lane, Lincolnton, died Oct. 12, 2000.

Burial will be in Catawba Memorial Park with military graveside rites conducted by members of American Legion Post 16 of Newton.

Sossoman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

PEARL B. GREER

LENOIR - Pearl Beaver Greer, 94, of Connelly Springs Road, died Oct. 13, 2000, at Caldwell County Hospice.

Born Jan. 22, 1906, in Caldwell County, she was a daughter of the late Frank J. and Mary Elizabeth Canner Pope.

A member of Pisgah Baptist Church, she was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Volis Beaver, her second husband, Talf W. Greer; a brother, Monroe Pope; and two sisters, Jonsie Missmore and Corey Pope.

Survivors include four sons, Joe Raymond Beaver and Floyd Raynard Beaver of Lenoir, Jerry Donnal Beaver of Lewiston, Idaho, and Willard Buddy Beaver of Butler, Tenn.; three daughers, Lois C. Pope of Lenoir, Lucille Bayse of Lynchburg, Va., and Azalee Elizabeth Burris of Springfield, Mo.; a brother, Donnal Pope of Las Vegas, Nev.; 21 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted by the Revs. Horace Minton and Wally Smith at 2 p.m. Monday at Pendry's Lenoir Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will Floyd Beaver, Randy Stilwell, Chris Beaver, Tim McCloud, Danny Glieiser and Tim Griffin.

The family will be at the funeral home from 4 to 6 tonight.

Memorials may be made to Caldwell County Hospice, 902 Kirkwood St., NW, Lenoir, N.C. 28645.

DAVID W. HICKS

MORGANTON - David Wayne Hicks, 37, of First Street, died Oct. 14, 2000, at Grace Hospital after a period of declining health.

Born Sept. 9, 1963, in Burke County, he was a son of Emogene Duckworth Hicks of Morganton and the late James Harold Hicks.

A member of Burkemont Baptist Church, he was a former employee of Morganton Dying and Finishing and Premier Hosiery.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Karen Biddix Hicks; two sons, Andrew Hicks and Steven Hicks of the home; three daughters, Katie Hicks, Sarah Hicks and Allison Hicks of the home; four brothers, Carlo Duckworth, Robert Allen Hicks, Michael Hicks and Dennis Hicks of Florida; and his father- and mother-in-law, Lewis and Audrey Louise Biddix of Marion.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Marty Bess at 4 p.m. Monday at Grace Baptist Church.

The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service.

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

The family will be at Sossoman Funeral Home from 7 to 8:30 tonight and at his residence at other times.

DOUGLAS A. VESS

ROCKY MOUNT, Va. - Douglas Andrew Vess, 52, of Rocky Mount, died Oct. 12, 2000.

A 10th-degree Black Belt, he was the owner and operator of Sorin-Sorei-Tyu-Krate-Do in Rocky Mount.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Vess; three sons, Dereck Vess of Lenoir, N.C., Aaron Vess of Tennessee and Andrew Vess of the home; a sister and brother-in-law, Sue and Don Anderson of Roanoke; and three grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Ron Hill at 2 p.m. today at Flora Funeral Service Inc.

A private burial will be held Monday in Sherwood Memorial Park.

HARRY L. FINGER

Harry L. Finger, 75, of Hickory, died Oct. 13, 2000, his residence after a period of declining health.

Born July 4, 1925, in Burke County, he was a son of James F. and Kemmie Wilson Finger.

He retired as a watch maker.

Survivors include a sister, Elizabeth Chronister of Hickory; and a nephew, David Lee Chronister of Lincolnton.

A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Homer Greene at 11 a.m. Monday in Oakwood Cemetery.

Hickory Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

PATRICIA A. LINGLE

LENOIR - Patricia Ann Lingle, 56, of Rhodhiss, died Oct. 13, 2000, at Caldwell County Hospice.

Born April 15, 1944, in Caldwell County, she was a daughter of Esther Bowman Lingle of the home and the late Marvin Wilson Lingle.

A secretary, she attended Sunrise Baptist Church.

A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Edd Warren at 2 p.m. today in Sunset Hills Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Caldwell County Hospice, 902 Kirkwood St., Lenoir, N.C. 28645.

Pendry's Lenoir Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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