Miscellaneous Catawba County, North Carolina Obituaries

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KATHERINE R. WILKERSON
MORGANTON - Katherine Lucille Rutherford Wilkerson, 72, of Nebo, died July 17, 2000, at McDowell Hospital in Marion.
Born July 27, 1927, in Burke County, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Ivory Hemphill Rutherford.
A member of Corpening Chapel A.M.E. Church, she was a Communion Stewardess and member of the Senior Choir. She retired as a dry cleaner from Ideal Cleaners after five years service.
She was preceded in death by a son, Joseph Wilkerson Jr.; two brothers, William “Bill” Rutherford and Verdell Rutherford; five sisters, Mary Rutherford, Josephine Rutherford, Ruby Nell Rutherford, Nora Scott and Pauline Peterson; and a great-grandson, Jarrain Tate.
Survivors include her husband, Joseph Wilkerson Sr.; a son and daughter-in-law, Earl “Bubba” and Sherry Wilkerson of Nebo; a daughter, Mary Rutherford of the home; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Paul Rutherford of Nebo, Kenneth and Lois Rutherford of Morganton and Ben L. and Azalee Rutherford of Lenoir; a sister, Lula Mae Wilkerson of Nebo; a daughter-in-law, Gloria Wilkerson of Nebo; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a number of nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends.
The funeral will be conducted by the Revs. Shirley DeCoster, Faye Reese and Tommy Carpenter at 2 p.m. Friday at her church.
Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will be at the church from 1:30 to 1:55 p.m. Friday.
Memorials may be made to Corpening Chapel A.M.E. Church, Building Fund, P.O. Box 833, Glen Alpine, N.C. 28628.
Ebony Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

SANDRA K. JUSTICE
CHARLOTTE - Sandra Kay Justice, 25, of Newton, died July 12, 2000.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, she was a daughter of Betty Sloan of Newton.
A graduate of Iaeger High School in Iaegar, W.Va., she was a secretary with Century Contracting Inc.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Roger Hurley and Scott Hurley; a sister, Andrea Bailey; and a grandmother, Maxine Justice.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include two brothers, Richard Justice of Stanley and Randall Justice of Panther, W.Va.; a sister, Toni Wilson of Newton; a grandfather, Ted Justice of Panther, W.Va.; and a number of uncles, aunts, cousins and nieces.
A memorial service will be conducted by the Rev. Ron Helms at 7 p.m. tonight at Hankins and Whittington Funeral Service.
The family will remain at the funeral home after the service.

ROY LIPPARD
Roy “Jim” Lippard, 65, of Miller Mill Road, died July 18, 2000, at Frye Regional Medical Center.
Born July 17, 1935, in Burke County, he was a son of the late James Eckard and Cordie Smith Lippard.
He retired as a fixer from Valley Tech.
Survivors include a son, Allen Lippard of Hickory; three daughters, Gail Smith and Sandra Huffman of Hickory and Robin Lippard of Morganton; a brother, Samuel Boe Lippard of Hudson; a sister, Pauline Lippard Cole of Hildebran; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a number of nephews and nieces.
A memorial service will be conducted by the Rev. Scott Owens at 11 a.m. Friday at Burke Chapel United Methodist Church.
The family will be at Hickory Funeral Home from 7 to 8:30 tonight.

CHARLES W. HARRIS
MOCKSVILLE - Charles William Harris, 45, of Claremont, died July 14, 2000, at Catawba Valley Hospice after a period of declining health.
Survivors include his wife, Rosa Mae Harris; two sons, Cecil Harris and Anthony Harris of Catawba County; a daughter, Cindy H. Coulter of Newton; a brother, Raymond Harris of Hickory; five sisters, Jessie Austin of Baltimore, Md., Adelle Bennett of South Carolina, Irene Stewart and Ernestine Miller of Raleigh and Willie Ann Rinehardt of Catawba County; and two grandchildren.
Graham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

DOROTHY T. BARKER
Dorothy Templeton Barker, 86, of Seventh Street, NW, died July 19, 2000, at Catawba Memorial Hospital.
Born June 19, 1914, in Lynchburg, Va., she was a daughter of the late Eugene B. and Rena Templeton.
A member of First United Methodist Church, she was a bookkeeper and secretary for Cannon Aviation.
Survivors include her husband, James C. Barker; two sons, Jimmy Barker of Massachusetts and Bill Barker of Clemmons; two daughters, Barbara Faulkner of Apex and Kathy Gray of Carey; a brother, Albert Templeton of Hickory; a sister, Lucille Bernard of Morganton; and eight grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Paul Starnes at 2 p.m. Friday at Bass-Smith 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 First United Methodist Church, Building Fund, 311 Third Ave., NE, Hickory, N.C. 28601.

CARL BUCHANAN
LENOIR - Carl Buchanan, 85, of Pennwood Street, NE, died July 18, 2000, at Caldwell Memorial Hospital.
Born May 26, 1915, in Avery County, he was a son of the late Ed and Dovie Buchanan.
A member of Lower Creek Baptist Church, he was owner of Wilkes Motor Shop. A Shriner, he also was a member of Hibriten Masonic Lodge 262 A.F. and A.M.
He was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby Pennell Buchanan; and two sisters, Mildred Ollis and Ruth Hoilman of Newland.
The funeral will be conducted by Dr. Billy Rivers at 2 p.m. today at Greer-McElveen Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Park with Masonic graveside rites.
Pallbearers will be the members of the Hibriten Masonic Lodge 262.
The family will be at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

ROBERT L. ANNAS
GRANITE FALLS - Robert Lee Annas, 55, of Hickory Street in Rhodhiss, died July 17, 2000, at his residence.
Born Feb. 13, 1945, in Caldwell County, he was a son of the late Willie G. and Virgie Nelson Annas.
He was an employee of a hosiery mill and an electrical helper.
He was preceded in death by a brother, James Edgar “Jimmy” Annas.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Tamara and Richard McRary of Hickory; three sisters, Betty Lou Hand of Salt Springs, Fla., Shirley Ann Brinkley of Granite Falls and Linda Kay Ferguson of Charleston, S.C.; two stepgrandchildren, Cody McRary and Alyssa McRary.
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Joel Cook at 2 p.m. Friday at Mackie-High Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

LINDSAY G. RUSSELL Jr.
TAYLORSVILLE - Lindsay Garland Russell Jr., 57, of Balsam Lane in Maiden, died July 19, 2000, at Catawba Memorial Hospital.
Born April 26, 1943, in Alexander County, he was a son of Lena Wilkins Russell of Moravian Falls and the late Lindsay Russell Sr.
A Baptist, he was a former employee of Sherrill Furniture and was educated in Alexander County Schools.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Dennis Eugene Russell and Howard Thomas “Jimmy” Russell; and a nephew, Leonard Douglas Russell.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Morgan Russell; a son, Lindsay Junior “Jimmy” Russell of Hickory and friend, Darla Hart; a daughter, Anita K. Russell of Maiden; three brothers, Gerald “Jerry” Russell of Moravian Falls, Leonard Charles Russell of Hickory and Major Dennis Russell of Eglin AF Base, Fla.; three sisters, Harriet “Pat” Tyler of Hickory, Annie R. Robinette of Taylorsville and Mary Teague of Bethlehem; and a grandchild, Brandy Hart.
The funeral will be conducted by the Revs. Doug Foster and Bill Orren at 4 p.m. today at Mount Olive Baptist 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 residence of Gail Cranford, N.C. 10 East in Conover, at other times.
Adams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

EMORY D. CLARK
MORGANTON - Emory Delion “Lon” Clark, 72, of Hartland Road, died July 18, 2000, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte after a period of declining health.
Born Aug. 9, 1927, in Catawba County, he was a son of the late Theodore R. and Cordie Berry Clark.
He attended Hartland Baptist Church and retired as co-owner of C & C Woodworking in Lenoir.
He was preceded in death by a son, David Clark.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Jo Anne Williams Clark; a son and daughter-in-law, Danny D. and Amie Clark of Morganton; two daughters and sons-in-law, Ruth A. and John Suttle and Connie and Wayne Freeman of Morganton; two brothers, T.R. Clark Jr. of Lenoir and Doug Clark of Morganton; three sisters, Lois Arney, Joyce LeFevre and Brenda Crowe of Lenoir; three grandsons, David Hembree, Chris Clark and David Clark; a granddaughter, Brittany Suttle; three stepgrandchildren; and five stepgreat- grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted by the Revs. Steve Parker and James Julian at 11 a.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.
The family will be at her residence at other times.
Memorials may be made to Hartland Baptist Church, Building Fund, 3730 Hartland Road, Morganton, N.C. 28655.
Sossoman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

MARSHALL N. HASS
CONOVER - Marshall Neil Hass, 77, of Rockyford Road in Newton, died July 20, 2000, at Catawba Memorial Hospital.
Born Dec. 8, 1922, in Catawba County, he was a son of the late William L. and Nora Poovey Hass.
A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he retired from Fulbright Lumber Company in 1996.
Survivors include two brothers, Paul Hass and Sam Hass of Newton; three sisters, Florence Dills of York, S.C., Maxine Grant and Margaret Corn of Newton; and a number of nephews and nieces.
A graveside service will be conducted by the Chaplain Ray Horton at 3 p.m. today at St. Paul's Memorial Park with military rites conducted by members of American Legion Post 16.
The family will remain at the cemetery following the service.
Memorials may be made to American Legion Post 16, U.S. 321 South, Newton, N.C. 28658.
Drum Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

CHARLES L. CANSLER Sr.
NEWTON - Charles Leonard Cansler Sr., 77, of Startown Road, died July 19, 2000, at Catawba Memorial Hospital in Hickory.
Born Jan. 23, 1923, in Catawba County, he was a son of the late Eben and Lillie Goforth Cansler.
A member of Salem Lutheran Church, he was a former employee of Conover Chair and Superior Oil Co.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ella Lail Cansler; a brother, Troy Cansler Sr.; and a sister, Mildred Whitener.
Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Dennis W. and Elaine Cansler of Sherrills Ford and Charles Leonard Cansler Jr. of the home; five brothers, Carl Cansler, Paul Cansler and Vernon Cansler of Newton, Marshall Cansler and Richard Cansler of Maiden; a sister, Alice O'Dell of Charlotte; two grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Marty Ramey at 3 p.m. Saturday at his church.
Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Cansler, Todd Cansler, Pete Whitener, Jerry Houser, Rick Cansler and Lanier Cansler.
The family will be at Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home from 7 to 8:30 tonight.
Memorials may be made to Salem Lutheran Church, 3410 Startown Road, Lincolnton, N.C. 28650.

FLORA H. CANTRELL
MORGANTON - Flora Hardin Cantrell, 86, of the Lutheran Home in Hickory, died July 19, 2000, at Frye Regional Medical Center after a period of declining health.
Born Nov. 27, 1912, in Cherokee County, she was a member of Berea Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marshall Henry Cantrell; two sons, Julian “Jay” Cantrell and Berl Boone Cantrell; and a grandson, Bryan T. Cantrell.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, the Rev. Harold and Mary Cantrell of Rutherford College and the Rev. Eugene and Betty Cantrell of Hickory; a daughter, Wanda Ellis of Detroit, Mich.; a brother, Willard Hardin of Andrews; a sister, Beulah Milsap of High Point; nine grandchildren, Dennis Cantrell, Toni Sams, Rocky Cantrell and David Cantrell of Hickory, Jimmy Cantrell, Steven Cantrell and John Cantrell of Drexel, Sherry Pugh of Rutherford College and Charlotte Ann Cantrell of Charlotte; and 12 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted by the Revs. J.T. Cline and Gwynn Sullivan at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sossoman Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Burke Memorial Park.
The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. tonight.
Memorials may be made to Lutheran Home of Hickory, 1265 Twenty-first St., NE, Hickory, N.C. 28601.

JOE L. FINGER
LINCOLNTON - Joe Leonard Finger, 67, of Salem Church Road in Maiden, died July 20, 2000, at his residence.
Born Aug. 23, 1932, in Catawba County, he was a son of the late Joe and Bertha Cloninger Finger.
A U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War, he was a truck driver for Carolina Mills.
Survivors include his wife, Ann S. Finger; two sons, Joey L. Finger and Everette Lee Finger of Maiden; two daughters, Lisa F. Ballard of Maiden and Phyllis F. Imhauser of Denver; a brother, Millard Finger of Maiden; a sister, Deanne F. Painter of Maiden; seven grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted by the Revs. Walter Johnson and Wilburn Edmondson at 3 p.m. Saturday at Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church.
The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service.
The family will be at Warlick Funeral Home from 7 to 8:30 tonight.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Catawba Valley, 263 Third Ave., NW, Hickory, N.C.; or Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, Maiden-Salem Road, Newton, N.C.

JOHN M. HERRING Sr.
THOMASTON, Ga. - John Mose Herring Sr., 72, of Colquitt Street, died July 19, 2000, at his residence.
Born in Upson County, he was a son of Janie Herring of Thomaston.
A carpenter, he was a machine repairman at a furniture factory in Hickory, N.C.
Survivors include two sons, John M. Herring Jr. and Steve Herring of Hickory, N.C.; a daughter, Georgia Mask of Elderbran, N.C.; three stepsons, Keith Rogers, Ronnie Rogers and Rusty Rogers of Hickory, N.C.; three stepdaughters, Brenda Rogers, Cindy Rogers and Dixie Mae Rogers; three brothers, Clifford Herring of Detroit, Mich., Edward Herring and Terry Herring of Macon; four sisters, Betty Brown of Gaston, Ala., Joyce Matthews, Juanita Nixon and Vickie Smith of Thomaston; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be conducted by the Rev. Guy Green at 2 p.m. Sunday at Coggins Funeral Home.

FREEMAN R. THOMAS
LINCOLNTON - Freeman Ralph Thomas, 89, of Pellcare in Hickory, formerly of Vale, died July 19, 2000.
Born Sept. 16, 1910, in Hall County, Ga., he was a son of the late Harold and Miranda Butler Thomas.
He was a dairy farmer.
Survivors include two sisters, Dola Belle Cunningham of Georgia and Myrtle Wade of Jacksonville, Fla.; a nephew, Jerry Thomas of Oklahoma; a niece and nephew-in-law, Mary S. and Richard Smith of Vale; and a number of other nephews and nieces.
A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Chris Kraft at 10 a.m. today at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
The family will be at Warlick Funeral Home from 9 to 9:45 a.m. today.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Catawba County, 263 Third Ave., NW, Hickory, N.C. 29601.

RALPH E. WILLIAMS
LENOIR - Ralph Edward Williams, 88, of Falcon Ridge Road, died July 18, 2000, at his residence.
Born April 24, 1912, in Wexford, Mich., he was a son of the late James and Ethel Light Williams.
A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he retired as an automotive engineer.
Survivors include his wife, Florence M. Williams.
There will be no services at this time.
Pendry's Lenoir Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

MAX E. DeWITT
LENOIR - Max Eugene DeWitt, 69, of Allendale Circle, died July 20, 2000, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston- Salem.
Born July 29, 1930, in Elk County, Kan., he was a son of Stella Greenwood DeWitt of Howard, Kan., and the late Harold DeWitt.
A member of Ambassador Baptist Church, he retired from Deal Typewriter in Hickory and was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Wayne DeWitt; and a sister, Karen Tremble.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Jaunita Deal DeWitt; two daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Roger Bowman of Gamewell and Cindy and Steve Dula of Lenoir; two sisters and brothers-in- law, Lois and Harry Blowey of Corey, Colo., and Kay and Gary Shaffer of Boulder, Colo.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Robert Setzer at 2 p.m. today at his church.
The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in North Catawba Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Phillip Deal, Worth Deal, Donald Deal, Charles Deal, Gary Austin and Jack Griffith.
Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Hawkins, Fred Pichards, Welch Hodges, Earl Ward, Max Ryan Dula, Lyndsay Looper, Mark Laiklam and Norman Austin.
The family will be at the church at 1 p.m. today.
Memorials may be made to Gideons Internationl, P.O. Box 169, Lenoir, N.C. 28645; or Ambassador Baptist Church, John and Romans Ministry, 239 Mount Herman Road, Hudson, N.C. 28638.
Pendry's Lenoir Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

WILLIAM P. SIMPSON Jr.
MORGANTON - William “Bill” Price Simpson Jr., 70, died July 19, 2000, at Grace Hospital.
Born Feb. 22, 1930, in Burke County, he was a son of the late William P. and Annie Mae McGimpsey Simpson Sr.
A member of First United Methodist Church in Morganton, he was owner and operator of Carpet and Drapery Shop. A graduate of Catawba College, he was a member of Mimosa Hills Country Club.
He was preceded in death by a son, Stephen P. Simpson; and a sister, Carolyn Simpson Arney.
Survivors include his wife, Janet Franklin Simpson; a son and daughter-in-law, David C. and Martha Simpson of Morganton; two daughters and sons-in-law, Ann S. and Brian Reep of Morganton and Susan S. and Duke Dukart of Kingsport, Tenn.; a stepson, Chad and Maria Clark of Morganton; a stepdaughter, Dana and Kenny Major of Conover; a sister and brother-in-law, Betty S. and Bill Royal of Morganton; a sister-in-law, Denna and Roger McGalliard of Drexel; six grandchildren, Landon Mariani, Carolyn Reep and Bradley Reep of Morganton, Lane Dukart, Anna Dukart and Ashley Dukart of Kingsport, Tenn.; and a stepgrandchild, McKenna Major of Conover.
A graveside service will be conducted by the Revs. Bob Roach and Bobby Hallyburton at 10 a.m. today at Burke Memorial Park.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today at the church.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 200 North King St., Morganton, N.C. 28655.
Kirksey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

LARRY J. DAVIS
FALLSTON - Larry Joe “Joey” Davis, 57, of Larry Davis Road in Lawndale, died July 20, 2000.
He was a son of Mozelle Davis of Lawndale and the late Earl Davis.
He was a former employee of Fine Furniture of Vale.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Davis; and a sister, Sylvia Townsend.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife of 38 years, Susan Carswell Davis; a son and daughter-in-law, Joel and Rhonda Chapman Davis of Lincolnton; a daughter, Vickey Davis Crotts of Vale; two brothers, Randy Davis of Lawndale and Tony Davis of Vale; three sisters, Penni Davis of Lincolnton, Earlene McIntyre of Lawndale and Sybil Roseboro of Shelby; and two grandchildren, Nicole Davis and Zachary Davis.
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Buren Hastings at 2 p.m. today at Stamey Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Rose Hill Memorial Park.

LURA W. BRITTAIN
MORGANTON - Lura Whitener Brittain, 90, of Jamestown Road, died July 20, 2000, at Grace Hospital after a period of declining health.
Born Oct. 9, 1909, in Burke County, she was a daughter of the late Samuel W. and Ollie Williams Whitener.
A member of Gibbs Chapel Wesleyan Church, she retired from the former Skyland Textile of Morganton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry L. Brittian Sr.; two sons, Raymond W. Brittain and Harry Lee Brittain Jr.; a daughter, Margaret N. Brittain; a brother, Clyde Whitener; and a sister, Margaret W. Duckworth.
Survivors include a son, Colin L. Brittain of Morganton; two daughters, Virginia Rogers and Shirley R. Mitchell of Morganton; a brother, Joe Whitener of Morganton; a sister, Ethel W. Berry of Jacksonville, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; a stepgrandchild; 13 great-grandchildren; eight stepgreat-grandchildren; two great- great-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted by the Revs. Dean Lavender, W.G. Davidson and Jesse Head at 2 p.m. today 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 residence of Colin L. Brittain, 1646 Jamestown Road, at other times.
Memorials may be made to Britthaven, Activity Fund, 107 Magnolia Drive, Morganton, N.C. 28655.
Sossoman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

DALLAS MYERS
GRANITE FALLS - Dallas Myers, 83, of Myers Road, died July 20, 2000, at his residence.
Born Nov. 1, 1916, in Wilkes County, he was a son of the late Spurgeon R. S. and Nettie Belle Harris Myers.
A member of Sweet Home Baptist Church in Wilkesboro, he retired from Singer Furniture.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Zettie Tevepaugh.
Survivors include his companion, Bessie C. Hutchins; eight brothers, Raymond Myers of Jonesville, James Myers of Tennessee, L.P. Myers and Silas Myers of Cycle, Luke Myers of Granite Falls, Commie Lee Myers of Harmony and Paul Myers of Winston-Salem; two sisters, Ina Gallaher of Harmony and Dovie Hobbs of Augusta, S.C.
The funeral will be conducted by the Revs. R.C. Redmond and J.W. Myers at 2 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.
Mackie-High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ELEANOR DODWELL
Eleanor Dodwell, 61, of First Avenue, NW, died July 19, 2000, at her residence.
Born April 14, 1939, in Cambridge, Ma., she was a daughter of the late Ruth Gould.
She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Dodwell.
Survivors include four sons, Bob Donaldson of Pensacola, Fla., Ken Donaldson of Jacksonville, Wayne Donaldson of Hickory and David Dodwell of Wisconsin; a daughter, Teresa Donaldson of Boston, Mass.; and seven grandchildren.
A memorial service will be conducted by the Rev. Floyd Boston at 7:30 tonight at Bass-Smith Funeral Home.
The family will be at the funeral home following the service.

MARTHA F. ALLEN
NORTH WILKESBORO - Martha Ford Allen, 53, of Gladys Fork Road in Ferguson, died July 20, 2000, at Wilkes Regional Medical Center.
Born Aug. 23, 1946, in Wilkes County, she was a daughter of Ann Curtis Ford of Kings Creek and the late William Ford.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Tommy Allen; two sons, Dennis Bryant and Scott Bryant of Hickory; and a daughter, Lori Sanders of Hickory.
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. David Noyles at 4 p.m. Sunday at Miller Funeral Service.
Burial will be in Allen Cemetery.
The family will be at the funeral home from 6:30 to 8:30 tonight.

HELEN M. HEFNER
Helen Motley Hefner, 71, of Hickory, died July 21, 2000, at Camelot Manor in Granite Falls.
Born Jan. 1, 1921, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Kate Parlier.
She was a registered nurse and worked as a nursing supervisor at Frye Hospital for a number of years and was a health nurse in Cleveland County.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Parlier; and two sisters, Margaret Williams and Betty Jo Parlier.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, John and Ronda Motley; a daughter and son-in-law, Gaye and Richard Tucker; two stepsons and daughters-in-law, Dick and Kathi Hefner of Concord and Jim and Luann Hefner of California; six grandchildren, Reshea Tucker and John Tucker of Granite Falls, Chad Tucker of Wake Forest, Shane Motley and Travis Motley of Hickory and Dana Motley Davis of Shelby; four great-grandchildren, Nakia Maria, Michael Aaron, Samantha Michelle and Hannah Kathryn Tucker; and stepgrandchildren, Jason, Nathan, Matt, AJ and Zack.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday at Bass-Smith Funeral Home.
The family will be at the funeral home one hour prior to the service and at the residence of Gaye Tucker, 1336 Sixth St., NW, Hickory, at other times.
Memorials may be made to Arthritis Foundation, Carolina Chapter, Building 7, Suite 217, Woodlawn Green Office Park, Charlotte, N.C. 28217.

WILLIAM B. JOLLY
TAYLORSVILLE - William Blake Jolly, 67, died July 20, 2000, at his residence.
Born Aug. 17, 1932, in Alexander County, he was a son of the late Lawrence and Maidlean Chapman Jolly.
A member of St. Luke Lutheran Church, he was a cattle and poultry farmer and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Nancy Pamela Jolly; and an infant brother, Ned Jolly.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Brown Jolly; a daughter and son-in- law, Dianne and Dale White of Taylorsville; two brothers and sisters-in- law, Winfred and Martha Jolly and Grady and Janice Jolly of Taylorsville; a sister and brother-in-law, Mary F. and William Cline of Taylorsville; two aunts, Luda Little and Lena Barnes of Taylorsville; a grandson, Wes White of Taylorsville; a granddaughter, Laura White of Taylorsville; and a number of nephews and nieces.
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Larry Swidzinski at 4 p.m. Sunday at his church.
Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Bradley Cline, Vince Jolly, Terry Brown, Danny Brown, Lee Jolly, Jody Jolly and Dale Bowman.
The family will be at Alexander Funeral Service from 6 to 8 tonight.
Memorials may be made to St. Luke Lutheran Church, 1364 Church Road, Taylorsville, N.C. 28681; or Hospice of Alexander County, 50 Lucy Echerd Lane, Taylorsville, N.C. 28681.


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