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Ethel Lee Shelton
Ethel Lee Shelton
December 7, 2021 - Marion, North Carolina

Ethel Lee Shelton, 81, of Marion, passed away Tuesday, December 7, 2021, while surrounded by her loved ones, after battling a lengthy illness, at her residence. Ethel was born in McDowell County, NC on January 22, 1940, to the late Thom...

Donna Lou Dover Wilson
Donna Lou Dover Wilson
December 6, 2021 - Marion, North Carolina

Donna Lou Dover Wilson, 79, of Marion, North Carolina, passed away Monday, December 06, 2021 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. A native of McDowell County, she was born January 24, 1942 to the late Harry T. Dover and Cat...

Lewis C.  Tipton, Jr.
Lewis C. Tipton, Jr.
December 5, 2021 - Marion, North Carolina

Lewis C. Tipton, Jr., age 78, of Marion, North Carolina passed away on Sunday, December 5, 2021 at Mountain Ridge Wellness Center. He was born in Dickinson County, Virginia on February 5, 1943 to the late Lewis C. Tipton, Sr. and Gladys...

Kimberly Angela Bartlett
Kimberly Angela Bartlett
December 5, 2021 - Nebo, North Carolina

Kimberly Angela Bartlett, age 56, of Nebo, North Carolina passed away on Sunday, December 5, 2021 at her residence. A native of McDowell County, Kimberly was born on October 12, 1965 to the late Jack and Mitzi Davis Reynolds. She is...

Larry  Dean Ballard
Larry Dean Ballard
December 5, 2021 - Nebo, North Carolina

Larry Dean Ballard, 65, of Nebo, North Carolina, passed away Sunday, December 05, 2021 at his residence. He was born in McDowell County on November 01, 1956 to Alice Faye Ballard Lowery and the late Clinston Lowery. Larry retired...

William Thomas Ross
William Thomas Ross
December 5, 2021 - Nebo, North Carolina

On the evening of Sunday, December 5, 2021, William Thomas Ross passed away at Memorial Campus with his loved ones by his side. He was born on August 25, 1937 in Whitney, South Carolina to the late Clyde and Rubenia Smith Ross. ...

Hattie McAbee
Hattie McAbee
December 4, 2021 - Marion, North Carolina

Hattie McAbee, 85, of Marion, North Carolina, passed away Saturday, December 04, 2021 at Deer Park Health and Rehabilitation.

Emily Mae Elliott Plemmons
Emily Mae Elliott Plemmons
December 4, 2021 - Marion, North Carolina

Emily Mae Elliott Plemmons, 89, of Marion, North Carolina, passed away Saturday, December 04, 2021 at Mountain Ridge Wellness Center. A native of McDowell County, she was born September 27, 1932 to the late Benjamin and Eunice Cameron ...

Carol Louise Owings
Carol Louise Owings
December 2, 2021 - Marion, North Carolina

Carol Louise Owings, 86, of Marion, NC, passed away December 2, 2021, at Rose Hill Retirement Community. A native of Pittsburgh, PA, she was born November 24, 1935, to the late Phyllis L. Cunningham Dietz and William J. Dietz, and baptized...

Clayton Champton Murphy
Clayton Champton Murphy
December 2, 2021 - Old Fort, North Carolina

Clayton Champton Murphy, age 88, went home to be with the Lord December 02, 2021, with family by his side. He was born on July 16, 1933 in Rutherfordton. He was the son of the late Hardy L. Murphy and Birdie Painter Murphy; and stepmoth...

Johnny Alvin "Al" Ward
Johnny Alvin "Al" Ward
December 2, 2021 - Marion, North Carolina

Johnny Alvin Ward of Marion, passed away Thursday, December 2, 2021 at his residence. Al was born in Marion, North Carolina on June 2, 1931 to the late Clarence Woody Ward and Hessie Morgan Ward. Al worked in the furniture industry as a m...

Shaun Michael Dale
Shaun Michael Dale
December 1, 2021 - Rutherfordton, North Carolina

On the evening of Wednesday, December 1, 2021, Shaun Michael Dale passed away at his residence. He was born on September 25, 1980 in Detroit, Michigan to Debra Lewis Dale and the late Charles Dale. Along with his father, he is...

Julian Turance Peterson
Julian Turance Peterson
December 1, 2021 - Marion, North Carolina

Julian Turance Peterson, 28, formerly of Marion, NC, passed away on Wednesday December 1st 2021 after losing his battle with addiction. Julian was born on June 3rd 1993 in Fort Myers, FL, and moved to NC with his family in 2005. He gradu...

Martha Gayle Kirby
Martha Gayle Kirby
November 30, 2021 - Morganton, North Carolina

Martha Gayle Kirby, 51, of Morganton, North Carolina, passed away Tuesday, November 30, 2021. She was born July 03, 1970 in McDowell County to the late Mary Ruth Kirby Triplett. Gayle was a warm-hearted and loving soul. She was quite...

Jerome Edmund Morris
Jerome Edmund Morris
November 30, 2021 - Marion, North Carolina

Jerome Edmund Morris, 82, of Marion, North Carolina, passed away Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at the Charles George VA Medical Center. He was born in Dean, West Virginia on February 03, 1939 to the late Berl Morris and Lena Ellen Livingst...

Billie Ann Burgess
Billie Ann Burgess
November 30, 2021 - Old Fort, North Carolina

Billie Ann Burgess, passed away, with her family by her side on, November 30th, 2021 at the age of seventy-nine at Valdese Hospice. Billie Ann was born on October 21, 1942. She was predeceased by her parents George and Ruth Brown; ...

Grace "Gracie" Evelyn Bradley Harris
Grace "Gracie" Evelyn Bradley Harris
November 29, 2021 - Marion, North Carolina

Grace “Gracie” Evelyn Bradley Harris, 85, of Marion, North Carolina, passed away Monday, November 29, 2021 at Mountain Ridge Wellness Center. She was born in Rutherford County on July 18, 1936 to the late McClain and Est...

Swan Arvil Woody
Swan Arvil Woody
November 27, 2021 - Marion, North Carolina

Swan Arvil Woody, 84, of Marion, passed away Saturday, November 27, 2021, in Lincolnton. Mr. Woody was born in Madison County, NC on June 9, 1937 to the late Grover and Verlie Gowan Woody. Mr. Woody attended Yancey Street Bap...

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