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Mack H. Osborne, 80, of Sixth Street NE, Hickory, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, at Brian Center. He was born Jan. 24, 1940, in Ashe County to the late Otis and Gail McCoy Osborne.

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Wanda McRary Walsh of Rhodhiss passed away Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, at Carolina Caring, Newton.

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Tanya Marie Adams, 41, of Lenoir passed away Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the Adams family.

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Mr. Arlen Kenneth Houser, 86, of Granite Falls passed away on Wednesday Dec. 2, 2020, at Catawba Valley Medical Center following a period of declining health.

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Patricia Winkler Austin, 75, of Family Ridge Lane, Lenoir, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care-Hudson. She was born April 9, 1945, in Caldwell County to the late Thomas Sr. and Dorothy Storie Winkler. In addition to her parents she was preceded in dea…

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Steven Ray Jones, 71, of Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away on Nov. 24, 2020. He was born March 9 to the late Rachel and Archie Ray Jones.

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Mrs. Ruth Melton Greer, 85, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, at Grace Heights Health and Rehabilitation. She was born in Caldwell County on Aug. 3, 1935, to the late Charlie W. Melton and Adelaide Shatley Melton.

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Brenda Kay Hartley of Hudson passed away Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020.

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Mrs. Loretta McRary Hollar, 90, of Lenoir passed away on Nov. 30, 2020, at Caldwell Memorial Hospital.

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Charles Rodney Smith, 85, of Lenoir passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, at his daughter’s home in Louisa, Kentucky. He was born Dec. 20, 1934, in Burke County to the late William Robert and Pansy Belle Smith.

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William Lee Michaux, 61, of Civic Court, Lenoir, passed away Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care-Hudson. He was born Nov. 29, 1959, in Caldwell County to the late William Propst and Shirley Michaux.

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Garry Dean Annas, 79, of Denver, N.C., went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020.

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Robert Lee “Bob” Mask, 74, of Hickory passed away on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020.

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Susan Hubbard, 71, of Hudson, formerly of Buffalo, New York, passed away Nov. 30, 2020, at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care in Hudson after a short illness.

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Alston Robert Taylor, 23, of 2685 Goldrush Drive in Lincolnton died on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020.

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Larry Lee Kirby, 69, of Granite Falls passed away on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020.

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Mr. Howard Joel Horne, 71, of Granite Falls passed away on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, at his home.

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Susan Kut Hubbard, 71, of Buffalo, New York, passed away Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care- Hudson. No services are planned at this time. Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the Hubbard family.

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Helen Rogers Embler gently departed this life, moving into the more immediate presence of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ early on Sunday, Nov. 29. There will be a viewing at 12:30 p.m., Evans Funeral Home, and a graveside service at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, at Laurel Haven Cemetery, 3599 …

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Marvin Andrew Haas, 94, of Freezer Locker Road, Hudson, passed away Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, at his residence.

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Lynn Denese Potter, 66, of Lenoir passed away on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020.

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Mr. Robert Earl Townsend, 61, of Granite Falls passed away Friday, Nov. 27, 2020.

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John “JC” Charlie Williams Sr., 73, of Lenoir passed away Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, at his residence. He was born May 13, 1947, in Wilkes County to the late Charlie R. and Paralee Price Williams. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Charlie Junior and Roy Willi…

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Joan Honeycutt Walz, 60, of Hickory went to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, Nov. 27, 2020.

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Mr. Paul Joseph Glass Jr., 80, of Granite Falls strolled into the gaits of heaven on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, at Grace Hospital in Morganton.

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Mrs. Betty Jean Adkins Carlton, 82, of Lenoir passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, at Caldwell Hospice in Hudson.

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Howard Partee Benfield, 90, of Sawmills passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, at Catawba Valley Medical Center after a brief illness. Born in Caldwell County on Aug. 26, 1930, he was the son of the late Hardee Partee Benfield and Jenny Leanna Hefner Benfield. Howard was a member of the cl…

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Julie Ann Griffin Pollard, 63, of Ferguson passed away Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. She was born Sept. 16, 1957, in Caldwell County to Grace Colvard Griffin and the late James Donald Griffin. In addition to her father she was preceded in death by one brother…

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Vernon Dwayne Burgin, 64, of Granite Falls passed away Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. He was born Oct. 6, 1956, in Canton, Ohio, to Christine Goble Burgin and the late Vernon Gordon Burgin.

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Sarah Howren Hawkins of Lenoir passed away on Nov. 23, 2020, from complications of COVID-19. Sarah was born March 22, 1933, in Johnson City, Tennessee, to the late John Clifford Howren and Golden Brown Howren. She was a graduate of Science Hill High School and East Tennessee State University.

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Martha Mozelle Layell Peek, 81, of Greer Street, Granite Falls, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, at Caldwell UNC Health Care. She was born June 10, 1939, in Wilkes County to the late F.R. and Vallie Adams Layell. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by three brothers, John…

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Lois Alta Winters, 79, of Lenoir went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020.

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Wanza Dulaney Pitman of Lenoir passed away Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, at her residence.

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Caldwell County reported four COVID-19-related deaths on Wednesday, which came after one each on Monday and Tuesday and raised the county’s virus-related death toll to 45.

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Ned J. Bumgarner, 73, of Granite Falls passed away Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, at Catawba Valley Medical Center. Graveside services will be held Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Center Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the Bumgarner family.

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Wilma Jean Annas, 66, of Granite Falls passed away on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, at Frye Regional Medical Center. She was born Oct. 11, 1954, daughter of Nora Mullins Mills and the late Johnny Mills.

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Mr. Johnny Max Suddreth Jr., known as Max, 50, of Hudson passed away on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, at Miller County Hospital in Colquitt, Georgia.

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Tommy Ray Shew, 78, of Abington Road, Lenoir, passed away Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, at Caldwell UNC Health Care. He was born Dec. 31, 1941, in Wilkes County to the late Rev. Tom Robert and Belah Porter Shew. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one son, Gerald Spencer Shew; …

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Charles Keith Suddreth, 58, of Lenoir passed away Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, at his residence. No services are planned at this time. Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the Suddreth family.

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Mrs. Edna Andrews Weston,100, of Boomer passed away Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, at Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson.

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Mrs. Vera Horton Carlton, 73 of Shelby, formerly of Wilkes County, passed away Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, at Wendover Hospice House in Shelby.

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Robert Dale Archer Sr., 62, of Love Point Road, Denver, passed away Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, at Atrium Health Pineville. He was born July 11, 1958, in Caldwell County to Virginia Barlow Archer Austin and the late William Rhyne Archer. In addition to his father he was preceded in death by his…

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Ms. Virginia Dare Woodruff, 79, passed away Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care in Hudson.

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Wendy Joyce Windemuller Cannon, 77, of Lenoir passed away Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, at her residence. No services are planned at this time. Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the Cannon family.

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Leonard Vernon Woods, 71, of Lenoir passed away Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, at his residence. He was born June 13, 1949, in Watauga County to the late Vernon S. and Ida Coffey Woods.

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Richard Douglas Taylor died at the age of 79 at Carolina Caring in Sherrill’s Ford. Mr. Taylor was the retired Executive Director of the Western Piedmont Council of Governments and a longtime contributor to service and community organizations throughout the Catawba Valley region. Mr. Taylor …

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Gertrude Church, 95, of Morganton went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. She was born on May 11, 1925, in Iredell County to the late Clarence Vanderbilt Rash and Eva Jolly Rash. She retired from Singer Furniture. Gertrude spent her retirement years taking care of her…

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Lt. Col. Floyd Annas, USAF Retired, 95, of Sawmills passed away gaining his second set of wings at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care in Hudson on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. His final flight was to his eternal heavenly home and we rest assured his final approach and landing was in the arms …

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John Wayne Hayes, 82, of Granite Falls passed away Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020.

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Jerry Dean Cook III, 36, of Lenoir passed away Nov. 17, 2020. He was born April 25, 1984, in Catawba County to Jerry Dean Cook Jr. and Beverly Sumpter Cook. He was preceded in death by his wife, Heather Lovins Cook; and both paternal and maternal grandparents.