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Archived Obits July 2013



Melanie Johnston Epley     [Back to Top]

Melanie Johnston Epley, 36, of Morganton died Monday, July 1, 2013. Born in Burke County, NC on December 27, 1976, she was the daughter of Robert Johnston and Laura Clark Johnston of Morganton. Melanie was a loving mother and a strong person.

She is survived by her husband, Heath Epley of the home; sons, Daniel and James Epley of the home; brothers, Robert, Shawn, and Stacy Johnston, all of Morganton; a sister, Tracy Sams of Morganton; her grandmother, Ruth Laughridge of Morganton; seven nieces; and eight nephews.

Melanie was preceded in death by her grandparents, Frank and Dollie Clark; her grandfather, James Johnston; and her step-grandfather, Cecil Laughridge.

The funeral will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, July 6, 2013 in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home with the Rev. Brad Farnham officiating. Burial will follow in Park Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12:00 until 1:00 p.m. prior to the service.



Steve Worthman     [Back to Top]

Steve Worthman, 78, of Morganton, NC, passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 peacefully in his home. He loved his family deeply, and will be dearly missed and forever loved by all.

Steve was born in New York City on January 16, 1935, and was the son of Sydney and Ida Worthman. He earned a Bachelor Degree of Industrial Design Degree from the Pratt Institute in New York, 1953. After graduating college, he served proudly in the U.S. Army as the Commander of A Co., 16th Signal Battalion (Corps), Fort Huachuca, Arizona.

A multi-faceted designer, engineer, and artist for more than 50 years, including a freelance furniture designer for major manufactures, he formed ‘Steve Worthman Design’ in 1990. He was the recipient of numerous design awards for major collections, including “Genesis” and “Gramercy” for the Hickory White furniture company.

Steve was an avid swimmer, and loved deep-sea fishing and scuba diving, as well as traveling the world, and exploring the mountains of North Carolina.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, the love of his life, Sandra Worthman, and his daughters Robin Blanchard and Lisa Hill, son Glen Worthman, step-daughter Laura Bourgerie, and step-son Richard Bourgerie. Mr. Worthman was also a wonderful grandfather to six grandchildren: Jay, Brittany, Austin, Dylan, Jessica, Marissa, and one great-granddaughter. The family will have a memorial service, followed by a gathering of friends and family on Sunday, July 14, 2013, from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m., in the Sossoman Funeral Home.



Jonathan Derek Smith     [Back to Top]

Jonathan Derek Smith, newborn son of Jackie Dean Smith, II and Crystal Mae Davis of Morganton, was taken by angels on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. He will be dearly missed and forever loved.

In addition to his parents, Jonathan is survived by his paternal grandparents, Dewayne and Serena Smith of Pageland, SC; his maternal grandmother, Marie Eva Richardson of Morganton; his paternal great-grandparents, Jerry and Barbara Lovelace of Gastonia, NC, Cheryl Lovelace of Columbia, SC, Alvin and Judy Moree of Pageland, and Jackie and Ann Smith of Polkville, NC; uncles, Chase Smith and Tyler Blanton; and aunts, Mitzi Richardson and Christin Smith.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 5, 2013 at Burkemont Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. David Mills officiating. The family will receive friends in the cemetery following the service.

Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.



Violet Barlow Sherrill     [Back to Top]

Violet Barlow Sherrill, 94, of Morganton, NC died Wednesday, July 3, 2013 Grace Heights. Born February 19, 1919 in Caldwell County, NC, she was a daughter of the late William Barlow and Louella Wallace Barlow. For over 55 years, Violet was a member of the First Baptist Church of Morganton where she participated in the Deaf Sunday School Class. She attended the North Carolina School for the Deaf, and was a retired employee of Alba Waldensian. Violet was an accomplished homemaker and seamstress.

She is survived by children, Jean S. Proctor of Hickory, NC, Ray E. Sherrill, Jr. and wife, Michaelyn of Lake Wylie, SC, and Billy O. Sherrill and wife, Susan, of Valdese: grandchildren, Brian Metcalf and wife, Kelly of New Hill, NC, Delisse Metcalf Green and husband, Bill of Scottsdale, AZ, Dana Whisnant and husband, Scott of Morganton, Cindy Lupi and husband, John of Marble Hill, GA, Kirk Sherrill and wife, Kim of Charlotte, NC, and Lance Sherrill and wife, Mandy of Morganton; great grandchildren, Olivia Metcalf, James Green, Ashley Costner, Andrew Spake, Alex Lupi, Tyler Sherrill, Paige Sherrill and Devon Sherrill; and a brother, Harrison Barlow and wife, Sharon of Lenoir.

In addition to her parents, Violet was preceded in death by her husband, Ray E. Sherrill, Sr.; and six brothers and sisters.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of Grace Heights for the outstanding care given to Violet over the years. Graveside services for family and friends will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, July 5, 2013 at Forest Hill Cemetery with Rev. Tom Lineberger officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Deaf Mission, P.O. Drawer 459, Morganton, NC 28680, or to Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 1721 Enon Rd., Valdese, NC 28690. Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with arrangements.



Sarah Elizabeth Cash     [Back to Top]

Sarah Propst Cash, 79, of Morganton, passed away following a series of illnesses on July 4, 2013. Sarah was born on March 3, 1934, in Burke County, to the late Mary Williams Propst and Dewey Forest Propst. She was a graduate of Morganton High School and then served in the U. S. Navy as a nursing assistant. She graduated from nursing school at Charlotte Memorial Hospital and then earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. Sarah worked as a psychiatric nurse at Broughton Hospital until her retirement and continued working part-time as a nursing supervisor for Conserve group homes for mentally and physically disabled individuals.

In addition to her parents, Sarah was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Cash; her brother, James Forest Propst of Southport, NC; and her niece, Lisa Granfield Soong of Ashburn, VA.

Survivors include her sister, Martha Ann Propst of Chapel Hill, her sister-in-law, Jimi Carole Propst of Southport; nephews, James Forest Propst II and his wife, Margie of Southport and Dewey Propst and his children, Abigail and Andrew of Florence, SC; great-niece, Sabine Soong and great-nephew, Christopher Soong both of Ashburn VA; and a brother-in-law, Max Cash and his wife, Jane, of Morganton.

The family will receive friends at Mrs. Cash’s home, 206 Williams Rd, Morganton, NC on Sunday, July 14, 2013 from 12:00 noon until 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Sarah’s name to Burke County Friends for Animals, PO Box 1884, Morganton, NC 28655. Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with arrangements.



George R. Dale     [Back to Top]

George R. Dale, 83, of Morganton departed this Earth to be with his heavenly father on Thursday, July 4, 2013. George was born in Burke County on April 25, 1930 to the late Jink Dale and Jessie Seagle Dale. He was a member of Faith Missionary Baptist Church. Mr. Dale retired in 1995 from Henredon Furniture after 35 years of service. George was a handyman and loved to drive around the lake and on other country roads. He loved his family.

George is survived by his children, Renee Byrd and her husband, Keith, of Morganton; Jane Denny of Conover, NC; Steve Dale of Newton, NC, and Todd Dale of Morganton; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; siblings, Ralph Dale and his wife, Hazel, of Tip-Top, Bertha Scott of Glen Alpine, NC, Louise Whisenant of Morganton, and Mary Sigmon and her husband, Harold, of Conover; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by his children’s mother, Betty Evans Dale; a grandson, Phillip Dale; and brothers, William, Earnest, Albert, and Millard Dale.

The funeral will be held at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, July 6, 2013 in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home with the Rev. Terry Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in Faith Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 3:00 until 4:00 p.m. At other times the family will be at residence of Renee and Keith Byrd.

Memorial contributions may be made to Medi Home Hospice, 436 Hospital Drive, Suite 205, Linville, NC 28646 or to Faith Missionary Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1225, Glen Alpine, NC 28628.



Lillie Hensley "Nonna" Carswell     [Back to Top]

Lillie Hensley “Nonna” Carswell, 87, of Morganton died Thursday, July 4, 2013 at her residence. She was born in Rutherford County on June 3, 1926 and was the daughter of the late John Miles Hensley and Ermin Hensley. She was an avid reader, enjoyed knitting and working puzzles. She was a member of El Bethel Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Carswell was preceded in death by her husband, James Albert Carswell; sisters, Sally Hensley, Eleanor Biddix and Margie Greene; and brother, Jim Hensley.

Surviving are her daughters, Sandra and Stan Beam, Carol and Tom Clayton, Terry and Steve Poteat, Sharon and Randy Carswell, Wanda and Donald Creswell; grandchildren, Stephanie and Jimmy Ethridge, Michelle and Doug McClurd, Treg and April McGee, Craig and Mandy McGee, Ronnie and Cindy Poteat, Renee and Scott Mosteller, Kristy Poteat, Nathan and Robin Carswell, Brandy and Ryan Benefield, Shane and Wendy Creswell, Brad and Paula, and Missy; great-grandchildren, Dustin and Caitlin Ethridge, Grayson Ethridge, Brynn and Kynsley Benefield, Kayla Poteat, Colby Poteat, Jacob Baker, Isaac Baker, Taylor Whisenant, Courtney and Aaron Palmer, Ashton McGee, Nicholas McGee, Stevee, Statlee, Starlee, Carly Creswell, Tori, Lizzy, Cierra, Ericha; Maddie, Katlin, Kaitlyn and Bryson; brothers, Ray Hensley, Jerry Hensley and John Hensley; and a sister, Doris Wayne.

The funeral will be held at 12:00 p.m. Monday, July 8, 2013 at El Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Ron Cooper officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658.



George Allen Ollis     [Back to Top]

George Allen Ollis, 35, of Morganton died Friday, July 5, 2013. He was born in Burke County on January 23, 1978 and was a son of Joe Allen Ollis and Wanda Jane Cordell Ollis. George enjoyed scouting, playing all sports, and was an avid UNC fan, especially Tarheel basketball.

A loving father, son, and brother, George is survived by his son, Devin Ollis of the home and Devin’s mother, Tabitha Abee of Morganton; his father and step-mother, Joe and Martha Ollis; his mother, Wanda Ollis; a brother and his wife, Tim and Emily Ollis and their daughter, Dawn; step-sister, Chesley Peabody; paternal grandmother, Edith Singleton; aunts and uncles, Nancy Dale, Sandy Cordell, Steve and Marcella Crawford, Jim and Becky Smith, Debbie Loftis, Johnny and Kay Ollis, Cecil and Carolyn Ollis, Paul Ollis, Ricky and Diana Singleton, David and Vennie Singleton; cousins, Kevin Dale, Amy Snow, Otis Cordell, Daisy Cordell, Kristy Cordell, Michael Ollis, Sherry Causby and her husband, Jim, Brian Crawford, and a number of other cousins.

Graveside services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at Burkemont Baptist Church Cemetery with Dr. David Mills and Rev. Eddy Bunton officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:00 p.m. until 12:00 p.m. Wednesday at Sossoman Funeral Home. The family requests memorial contributions be made to Sossoman Funeral Home, PO Box 2608, Morganton, NC 28680 to assist with funeral expenses.



Virgil Lee Crawley     [Back to Top]

Virgil Lee Crawley, 70 of Morganton died Saturday, July 6, 2013 following a period of declining health. He was born in Burke County on June 5, 1943 and was a son of the late Alex and Ruth Dale Crawley. Mr. Crawley was founder and owner of Superior Veneers, Inc. and was a member of Southside Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Hazel Ballew Crawley; his son, Barry L. Crawley and wife, Cynthia, of Morganton; his daughter, Tanya Crawley and her husband, Samuel Yearick, of Hudson; grandsons, Shelby and Jordan Crawley; brothers, William Crawley and wife, Oma and Howard Crawley and wife, Alberta; sisters, Lucy Wellman and Verlie Smith and husband, Earl all of Morganton; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Crawley was preceded in death by brothers, Ralph Crawley and his wife, Ruth, and Nelson Crawley; a sister and her husband, Derlene and Raymond Brittain; and a brother-in-law, James Wellman.

The funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at Mull’s Grove Baptist Church with Brother Bud Jernigan and Rev. Randy Clark officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Monday at Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center where the body will remain until placed in the church 30 minutes before the funeral hour. Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Crawley’s memory to Southside Baptist Church, 221 Herron St., Morganton, NC 28655 or to Mull’s Grove Baptist Church, 5106 Burkemont Rd., Morganton, NC 28655.



Cecil Crusoe Robinson, Sr.     [Back to Top]

Cecil Crusoe Robinson, Sr., 62, of Morganton, NC died Sunday, July 7, 2013 at the Charles George V.A. Medical Center in Asheville. Born in McDowell County on October 26, 1950, he was the son of the late Candler Russell Robinson and Edith Jane Duncan Austin. Cecil was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. He served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and also served in the Army Reserves and the N.C. National Guard. Cecil was employed for over twenty years at Southern Devices. He was an avid fisherman and NASCAR fan and also enjoyed camping.

Cecil is survived by his wife Elaine Dagenhart Robinson of the home; a son, Cecil C. “Chris” Robinson, Jr. and his wife, Annelina, of Morganton; a daughter, Stephanie “Sissy” Robinson of Morganton; grandchildren, Ashley Caudle, Peyton Caudle, J.P. Robinson, Michael Robinson, Winter Robinson, Tabitha Russ, and Angel Russ; brothers, Arnold Robinson of Forest City, Jerome Robinson and his wife, Corrina, of Marion, NC, Etis Robinson and his wife, Mary Ann, of Morganton, Clinton Robinson and his wife, Becky, of Marion, and Willie “Junior” Austin and his companion, Sheila,, of Ruth, NC; a sister, Jackie Robinson of Marion; a number of nephews and nieces; and his canine companion, Sam.

In addition to his parents, Cecil was preceded in death by his brothers, Calvin Robinson, Johnny Robinson, and an infant twin-brother; a sister, Ann Gurley; a step-daughter, Donna Tallent Caudle; and a step-grandson, Tyler Caudle.

The funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at Hopewell Baptist Church with Dr. Danny Emory officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military honors provided by the N.C. National Guard. The family will receive friends at the church from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. prior to the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hopewell Baptist Church Building Fund, 1112 Hopewell Road, Morganton, NC 28655.

Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.



Fred Lingafelt, Sr.     [Back to Top]

Fred Lingafelt, Sr., 75, of Morganton, NC went to his eternal home on Sunday, July 7, 2013 after an extended illness. Born in Burke County, NC on August 25, 1937, he was the son of the late Frank Lingafelt and Iris Franklin Lingafelt. Fred was a member of Praise Assembly of God where he had served as a chief usher. He retired from Drexel Heritage with over eighteen years of years and loved to fish and travel.

Fred is survived by his wife, Sylvia Browning Lingafelt of the home; a son, Bennett Lingafelt, Jr. and his wife, Kelly, of Morganton; daughters, Angie Hudgins and her husband, Jeff, and Nada Greene, both of Morganton; grandchildren, Miklayla Lingafelt, Jack Lingafelt, Neal Lingafelt, Andy Hudgins, and Matt Hudgins and his wife, Lauren; a great-grandson, Connor Hudgins; brothers, Alexander Lingafelt and his wife, Nina, and Delbert Lingafelt and his wife, Betty; sisters, Laura Whisnant and her husband, Vernon, Louise Coffey, Virginia Carpenter and her husband, J.C., Ethel Morrison, and Geneva King; and number of nephews and nieces.

In addition to his parents, Fred was preceded in death by a sister, Rachel Allman.

A celebration of Fred’s life will be held at 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 10, 2013 in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center with the Rev. Kevin Crawford officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4:00 until 5:00 p.m. prior to the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Praise Assembly of God, P.O. Box 897, Glen Alpine, NC 28628.



Neill Jones Morrison     [Back to Top]

Neill Jones Morrison, 88, of Morganton died Sunday, July 7, 2013. He was born in Burke County on February 19, 1925 and was a son of the late Gus and Essie Neill Morrison. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Wiley Benjamin Morrison and a sister, Faye McKinney.

Mr. Morrison was a U. S. Naval veteran of World War II where he served in the Pacific on the battleship, U.S.S. Iowa. He was a retired plumber with the Plumbers Union Local 98 in Detroit, MI. He was a licensed pilot and loved to fly his ultralight airplane. Surviving are his wife, Ione Benfield Morrison of the home; his son, Barry N. Morrison and his wife Ruth, of Farmington Hills, MI; daughters, Christine Morrison of New Hudson MI and Faye Morrison and her husband, Daniel Lunn of Herndon, VA; and grandchildren, William B. Morrison, Stuart Lunn, and Daphne Lunn.

A service of remembrance will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Denton’s Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. Butch Osborne officiating. Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting with arrangements.



Jessie Ruth Nowlin Mabry     [Back to Top]

Jessie Ruth Nowlin Mabry, 92, of Valdese died Saturday, July 6, 2013. Ruth was born November 2, 1920 in Patrick County, Virginia to the late Robert Hamon Nowlin and Bercie Ever Roger Nowlin. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by three sisters and three brothers.

Ruth is survived by a son, Doug Mabry; daughter, Janet Mabry Barnett; brother, Calvin Nowlin; sister, Eleanor Nowlin and a number of nieces and nephews including William Nowlin, Ruth Ann Nowlin Poteat and Anne Nowlin.

A family graveside service will be held at a later date. Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family.



Selma Lingafeldt McCall     [Back to Top]

Selma Lingafeldt McCall, 90, of the Cambridge House in Hildebran, NC died Wednesday, July 10, 2013. Born in Burke County, NC on May 22, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Ellis Richard Lingafeldt and Clora Selma Fincannon Lingfeldt. Selma was a member of Catawba Valley Baptist Church and enjoyed crocheting and watching Braves baseball.

Selma is survived by her sons, Bobby McCall and his wife, Ann, of Hickory, NC, Marshall McCall and his wife, Susan, of Morganton, NC, and Harvey McCall and his wife, Charlene, of Glen Alpine, NC; grandchildren, Robbie McCall, Brian McCall, Angie Webb, Andy McCall, Shannon McCall, Brandon McCall, and Hunter McCall; seven great-grandchildren; and a brother, Junior Lingafeldt.

In addition to her parents, Selma was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Robert McCall; seven brothers; and four sisters.

The funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 12, 2013 at Catawba Valley Baptist Church with Dr. Mike Odom and Rev. Clyde Buckner officiating. Burial will follow in Burke Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the church from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. prior to the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Catawba Valley Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1580, Morganton, NC 28680.

Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.



Philip Henry Pitts, Jr.     [Back to Top]

Philip Henry Pitts, Jr., 70, Charlotte, North Carolina went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 11, 2013. He was born on August 17, 1942 in Morganton, NC to Philip Henry Pitts and Vivian Hilton Pitts, and was the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Noah O. Pitts of Glen Alpine, NC. Mr. Pitts graduated from the Darlington school in Rome, Georgia and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

A service in celebration of Mr. Pitts’ life will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2013 in the Chapel of Calvary Church, 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte, NC, with gathering of family and friends following the service. Graveside services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday at Glen Alpine United Methodist Church in Glen Alpine, NC with military honors being provided by the NC National Guard and the Caldwell County Veterans Guard.

He was passionate about his family friends, and his career. Mr. Pitts was one of the fortunate to love his work. He took his first flying lessons while in college, and later became a captain with Piedmont/US Airways, his lifelong dream. All who knew Phil knew of his love for flying, travel, golf, and being with loved ones. His great sense of humor will be dearly missed.

Phil is survived by his wife of 45 years, Jackie Brendle Pitts; two daughters, Susan Pitts Allbert (Dr. John Allbert); Kelly Pitts Harrick (Jeff); grandchildren, Caroline and Ann Brendle Allbert, and Jeffrey and Wilson Harrick. Mr. Pitts is also survived by his sister Rebecca Pitts Mitchell (Jimmy); one niece and nephew and one sister-in-law Becky Pitts. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother Andy Pitts.

Memorial contributions may be made to With Open Eyes at www.withopeneyes.net or 4100 Coca Cola Plaza, Charlotte, NC 28211. On-line condolences may be left at www.heritagecares.net or www.sossomanfuneralservice.com. The Pitts family is in the care of Heritage Funeral Home – Weddington Chapel and Sossoman Funeral Home – Morganton.



Georgia Elizabeth Berry     [Back to Top]

Georgia Haynes Berry, 87, of Morganton, NC entered into eternal peace on Thursday, July 11, 2013. She was born in Burke County on February 20, 1926 and was a daughter of the late Sippie and Annabelle Clark Haynes. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, James Dairl Berry, who died in 2010; her sisters, Marcell Haynes, Dorothy Hubbard, and Sheila Evans; brothers, Buster, Billy, and Jimmy Haynes; and her canine companion, Pearl.

Mrs. Berry was a lifelong member of North Morganton Baptist Church and loved her church and church family very much. She was a very kind and gentle soul with a loving and generous heart and was always giving to others. Georgia loved animals, flowers, crosswords, reading, and visiting with others. She very much enjoyed her weekly Friday suppers at Abele’s and the friends she made there.

She leaves her loving memories to be cherished by her daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Todd Peach, of the home; a special niece, Cindy Evans; a special sister-in-law, Coleen Haynes; a number of nieces and nephews; special family friend, Carolyn Johnson; and her canine companion, Blossom. Susan and Todd would like to thank the many wonderful friends and family for the kindness and love you showed to her. She loved all of you very dearly.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, July 15, 2013 in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth Baker officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12:00 until 1:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to North Morganton Baptist Church, 101 View St., Morganton, NC 28655.



Jeanette Bollinger Marshall     [Back to Top]

Jeanette Bollinger Marshall, 81, formerly of Morganton passed away suddenly on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at her daughter’s home in Greensboro. Born in Burke County on October 7, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Kelly Rector Bollinger and Lilly Mae Bollinger. Jeanette was a member of First Baptist Church and the Morganton Women’s Club. She owned and operated Kay’s Custom Draperies until her retirement. Mrs. Marshall loved to play bridge and was a member of several bridge clubs.

Jeanette is survived by her daughters, Teresa M. Mathison and her husband, Ray, of Greensboro, Kay M. Kilpatrick and her husband, Tim, of Morganton, and Susan Kendrick and her husband, Kim, of Greenville, SC; grandchildren, Carrie Greeson, Ben Mathison, Curtis Kendrick, Kristina Kendrick, and Bryan Kilpatrick; four great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Evelyn Shuffler of Morganton and Eveleen Ledford of Hickory.

In addition to her parents, Jeanette was preceded in death by her husband, Ellis B. Marshall; brothers, Charles, Marvin, and Kelly Bollinger, Jr.; and a sister, Edith Hollar. The family is rejoicing that she is now in heaven with her loved ones.

The funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 16, 2013 in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home with Dr. Thomas A. Bland, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Burke Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. prior to the service.



Patricia Lee Summers Harris     [Back to Top]

Patricia Lee Summers Harris, 70, of Valdese, NC unexpectedly went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 13, 2013. Born in Buncombe County, NC on February 14, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Carl Summers and Mayo Erlene Walker Summers. Patricia was a lifetime member of Enon Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School, was the Sunday School Director, directed Vacation Bible School, and was a member of the Women of Faith. She received her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Appalachian State University and taught kindergarten for the Burke County Public Schools. She was an avid flower gardener and loved her family unconditionally.

Patricia is survived by her husband, Kenneth Allen Harris of the home; children, Kendra Leigh Harris Baker and her husband, Jerry Wayne Baker of Drexel, NC, Kevin Neel Harris of Drexel, and Kory Allen Harris and his wife, Tonya Marie Chapman Harris of Colorado Springs, CO; grandchildren, Justin Gantt Turner, Zachary Lee Turner, MacKenzie Leigh Baker, Michael Morgan, Leah Crochet, Hannah Harris, Jeremiah Harris, Morgan Marie Harris, and Jordan Allen Harris; great-grandchildren, Alaina Crochet, Colby Crochet, Alexander Crochet, and Jaden Morgan; and a sister, Carla Kaye Summers Moore and her husband, Danny Morrison Moore.

In addition to her parents, Patricia was preceded in death by her sister, Louise Whisnant.

The funeral will be held at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, July 18, 2013 at Enon Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Garner officiating. Burial will follow in Enon Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center where the body will remain until placed in the church thirty minutes prior to the funeral.

Memorial contributions may be made to Enon Baptist Church’s “See the Need” Children’s Program, 2059 Enon Road, Morganton, NC 28655.



Floatie M. Sigman     [Back to Top]

Floatie M. Sigman, 94, of Morganton, NC died Sunday, July 14, 2013. Born in Braxton County, WV on February 11, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Willie Sigman and Hattie Miranda Bowen Sigman. She attended Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Floatie and her mother moved to Morganton in the spring of 1989 and continued to care for her mother until she died at the age of 99 ½ . She then made her home with Loretta and Grady Church; she continued to live with them until she moved into Morganton Long Term Care. She never married, had no children, and was a care-giver all her life. Floatie loved to read, travel, embroider, and was an excellent quilter. She was the last of her family to pass away.

Floatie is survived by her niece and caregiver, Loretta Church and her husband, Grady, of Morganton; and a number of other nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Oral, Burnell, Willie, Jr., Raymond, and Ronald Sigman; and a sister, Olive Butcher.

The funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 17, 2013 in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home with the Rev. Eddy Bunton officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:30 until 11:00 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will be held at 12:00 p.m., Thursday, July 18, 2013 at Cunningham Memorial Park in St. Albans, WV with the Rev. Dr. David Mills officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 678, Morganton, NC 28680 or to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.



Mildred Giles Bowman Roberts     [Back to Top]

Mildred Giles Bowman Roberts of Grace Ridge and formerly of Catawba Street, Morganton died Sunday, July 14, 2013. She was born May 23, 1915 in Avery County and was a daughter of the late Junius Dorsey Bowman and Vernia Erwin Bowman. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Roberts was preceded in death by her husband, John Henry Roberts, Jr.; brother, J. D. Bowman; and sister, Dorothy Smith Mitchell.

Mrs. Roberts taught school for 43 years with the Morganton City and Burke County School systems and was a member of the National Education Association, a charter member of the Alpha Delta Kappa, a sorority of women educators; and was a member of the Morganton City Schools Advisory Council. In addition to her devotion to education, she was active in many other community organizations including membership and past vice-president in the Schubert Music Club, Morganton Woman’s Club, Mimosa Garden Club, and the Morganton Lioness Club. She was a faithful member of First United Methodist Church where she sang with the Chancel Choir for over 40 years, was a charter member of the Heilheckler Sunday School Class, a Circle #1 member, United Methodist Women, and served on the Administrative Board.

Surviving are her nephew and nieces, Stuart Bowman of Greensboro, NC, Jacquelyn Smith Farner and her husband, Bill of Shepherdsville, KY, Kay Bowman Cofer of Atlanta, and Betsy Bowman Smith of Colfax, NC; and a number of grand and great-grand nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at First United Methodist Church with Rev. John Fowler officiating. The family will receive friends in the church gathering area following the service. Private graveside services will be held at Forest Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church Choir, 200 N. King St., Morganton, NC 28655 or to Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 1721 Enon Rd., Valdese, NC 28690.

Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with arrangements.



Raymond F. Smith     [Back to Top]

Raymond F. Smith, 88, went to meet his loving Savior on Monday, July 15, 2013. He was born on June 19, 1925 in Burke County and was a son of the late Forrest and Minnie Hildebran Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Eula Carswell Smith and by a sister, Estelle S. Huffman.

Mr. Smith was a retired employee of Drexel-Heritage Furnishings. A devout Christian, he was a member of Mull’s Grove Baptist Church where he formerly served as a deacon. Raymond was an avid gardener, cook, and beloved friend to many.

Surviving are his daughter and her husband, Rama Jean and Bruce Franklin; brothers, Lee, Bob, and Frank Smith; a number of nieces and nephews; and his special friend, Harriet Norman all of Morganton. The family would like to express their deep gratitude to Dr. Ed Plyler and the staffs at Grace Heights and Burke Hospice for their loving care.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at Mull’s Grove Baptist Church with Brother Bud Jernigan officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour before the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Mull’s Grove Baptist Church Bus Fund, 5106 Burkemont Rd., Morganton, NC 28655. Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with arrangements.



Wayne Pollard     [Back to Top]

Wayne Pollard, 88, of Glen Alpine, NC died Monday, July 15, 2013. Born in Burke County, NC on February 17, 1925, he was the son of the late John Andrew Pollard and Clara Garrison Pollard. He was also known as K.W., K. Wayne, and Mayor Pollard, and his grandchildren knew him as PawPaw. Wayne was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII and a member of First Baptist Church in Glen Alpine. Wayne had served his church as a Sunday school superintendant, Sunday school teacher, deacon, deacon chairman, RA leader, and in many other capacities. He had served on the Southern Baptist Home Mission Board. Wayne also served the town of Glen Alpine for over 40 years; he served as mayor, a councilman, on the Selective Service Board, a charter member of the Glen Alpine Recreation Foundation, Glen Alpine American Legion Post, and he retired from the Glen Alpine Fire Department. Wayne worked in construction and maintenance until finally retiring from Western Piedmont Community College as superintendant of buildings and grounds. Wayne loved his Lord, his country, and his family. He will be missed at family vacations, family reunions, and any church dinners.

Wayne is survived by his wife of 62 years, Betty Pitts Pollard of the home; children, Reid Pollard and his wife, Jan, of Lexington, NC and Sherrie Reid and her husband, Phil, of Shelby, NC; grandchildren, Laura Payne and her husband, Adam, of Asheboro, NC, Brittany Reid of Shelby, and Landon Reid of Shelby; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Wayne was preceded in death by five brothers, Carl, Everette, Ralph, Hicks, and Clyde Pollard; three sisters, Pauline Perry, Clarine Pollard, and Louise Causby; a half-brother, Dewey Pollard; and a half-sister, Ethel Rains.

The funeral will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, July 20, 2013 at First Baptist Church in Glen Alpine with the Rev. Todd Leger officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Alpine Cemetery with military honors provided by the N.C. National Guard. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center where the body will remain until placed in the church thirty minutes prior to the funeral.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 557, Glen Alpine, NC 28628.

The family would like to thank the wonderful staff of Grace Hospital, Grace Heights, and his nephew, Joe Pitts, for their kind service during this difficult time.



Dollie Yancey Milligan     [Back to Top]

Dollie Yancey Milligan, 48, of Morganton went to her eternal home on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 following a brief illness. She was born in Burke County on October 28, 1964 and was the daughter of the late William “Joe” and Nellie Speagle Yancey. Dollie was a devoted caregiver and loving wife and mother. She loved cooking, making crafts, and collecting everything.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Ricky Milligan; son, Joseph Milligan both of the home; daughter, Tina Milligan Bartsch and husband, Sean of Spartanburg, SC; brothers, Ronnie, Dab, Sug, and Bo Yancey; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 19, 2013 at Bethel United Methodist Church, Dysartsville Road with Rev. Jack Bridges officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Sossoman Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 1721 Enon Rd., Valdese, NC 28690.



Eloise Sanderford     [Back to Top]

Eloise Sanderford, of Morganton, left us to join her dear husband in the early afternoon of Wednesday, July 17, 2013, following several years of declining health.

She was born in Mt. Gilead, NC to the late Walter Joseph and Sophronia Seltz – the youngest of a family of eleven children.

In her twenties, she moved to Raleigh where she worked for the NC Department of Revenue during the week, and danced to the big bands of Benny Goodman, Kay Kyser, and Harry James, and others on the weekends.

It was in Raleigh that she met Moses V. “Sandy” Sanderford, whom she married on September 1, 1941. Four months later, the attack on Pearl Harbor destroyed whatever plans the newlyweds might have made. Eloise and Sandy spent the war years living in communal housing as Sandy worked first in the shipyards of Wilmington, NC and later in the atomic research facility in Oak Ridge, TN.

Following their move to Morganton in 1949, Eloise enthusiastically involved herself in the life of the community, serving as a member and twice president of the Morganton Woman’s Club, serving many years as the Horticultural Secretary of the Quaker Meadows Gardening Club, and a charter member of the Friday Afternoon Book Club.

In the 1960s and 70s Eloise worked as a district manager for Compton’s Encyclopedia and was frequently their top national salesperson, feted in banquets in New Orleans and Chicago for her work.

After leaving the business world, she began her most creative contribution to the community. The hundreds of columns she wrote for the News Herald in the 1970s and 1980s earned her a large and loyal readership in the community. Her columns displayed her knowledge of human nature, science, politics, local personalities, her wonderful sense of humor, and her great depth of thought and feeling.

In her final years, following Sandy’s death in 2000, she focused on gardening and creating beauty that can still be seen in and around her home and the homes of her friends.

Eloise lived a long, rich, and productive life. To the very end of her life, Mom loved her flowers, her family, her friends, and she loved to laugh.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Sanderford was preceded in death by three brothers and seven sisters.

She is survived by her son, Dr. Mark V. Sanderford of Danville, VA, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

The funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 20, 2013 in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. John Fowler officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. prior to the service. The graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, July 21, 2013 at Montlawn Memorial Park in Raleigh, NC.



Walter S. Bell     [Back to Top]

Walter S. Bell, Jr., 75, of Drexel, NC went home to be with his Lord Friday, July 19, 2013. A native of Atlanta, GA, Walter was born June 11, 1938 to the late Walter Stewart Bell and Jessie Mae Jones Bell. He graduated in 1960 from Erskine College in Due West, SC, and began his working career at The Hartford Insurance Company as a special agent. He managed territories in Georgia, North and South Carolina, and Alabama. In 1972, Walter joined The Norvell Company, an independent insurance agency, and was promoted to President of the company in 1984. After The Norvell Company and the Cameron M. Harris Company of Charlotte merged in 1985, Walter became vice-president of one of the largest independent insurance agencies in North Carolina. In October of 1998, BB&T Insurance Services acquired Cameron H. Harris Company of Morganton, and Walter became Vice-President of the BB&T Insurance Services in Morganton from which he retired in 2011.

Walter enjoyed a large variety of hobbies including camping, fishing, hunting, playing the guitar, and singing. His favorite past-time was making knives, “the oldest craft known to man” as Walter would often say.

His love for good Southern barbeque grew into a thriving restaurant venture in Morganton. In 1982, Mike and Russ Fulenwider and Walter saw an opportunity to honor J. V. Fulenwider and started a barbeque restaurant using their smoker at the High Country Mountain Festival in Boone. The business grew and developed into Judge’s Riverside Restaurant in 1986.

Walter was a member of the First Baptist Church of Morganton. He served his beloved community in many ways including being President of the Morganton-Burke Merchants Association in 1976, and serving four years as a trustee on the Board of Baptist Retirement Homes of North Carolina.

Walter is survived by two daughters, Kerrie Bell Johnson of Fruitland Park, FL, and Kristi Bell Grey and her husband, Dennis of Kingsport, TN; his beloved grandson, Chase Johnson; two sisters, Joann Burt and Emily Christopher, both of Grayson, GA; and his adopted family, Wanda Rose, Jeff Rose, Steve and Angel Rose, and Cindy Rose. Walter was a proud “Papa” to Madison, Aleia, Kelsie, Justin, and Bailey Rose.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 22, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Morganton with Dr. Thomas A. Bland, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Burke Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Sunday, July 21 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center where the body will remain until placed in the church thirty minutes before the funeral hour. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, PO Box 459, Morganton, NC 28680.



Andrea Carol Dixon     [Back to Top]

Andrea Carol Dixon, 30, of Granite Falls, NC died Friday, July 19, 2013. Born in Burke County, NC on November 13, 1982, she is survived by her mother, Barbara Ann Epley-Mahorney of Morganton, and her father, Donovan Carol Dixon of Morganton. Also surviving are her paternal grandparents, Glenn and Mary Dixon of Morganton. Andrea was an absolute joy, full of life, and a free spirit. She loved to laugh and worried about everyone but herself. Her soul-mate, Andy Scott of Granite Falls, introduced her to the outdoors; they enjoyed spending their time together with hunting and fishing and many hours on the river.

Andrea was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Annie Belle Epley and Nollie Edward Epley.

A gathering of family and friends will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, July 25, 2013 at Mama and Daddy White’s River Cabin, 5175 Powerhouse Road, Morganton. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.



Bobby Lee Hall     [Back to Top]

Bobby Lee Hall, 77, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013 at Autumn Care of Drexel. He was born May 1, 1936 in Washington, DC, the son of Jesse B. and Virgie Shelton Hall. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Juanita Hall Hart of Springtown, TX, his brother, Arnold C. Hall of Greensboro, NC, and his adopted brother, David Stewart of Fayetteville, NC.

Bobby is survived by his beloved wife, Theola Stewart Hall, of the home; and a brother, Jesse B. Hall, of The Villages, FL; a special niece, Janet Hall Enos and her husband, Jerry of Winston-Salem, NC; and nephews, Robert Hall of Alexandria, VA, Steven Hall of Warrenton, VA, Garry Hall, CPT, US Navy (RET) of Manassas, VA, and Russell Hall of Fulton, VA. Also surviving are adopted brothers, Kenneth Stewart and wife, Edna of Savannah, GA, Jerry Stewart of Morganton, and Lee Stewart and his wife, Barbara, of Morganton.

Bobby graduated from Anacostia High School and attended Strayer College of Accounting in Washington, DC. He met his soul mate, Theola, at Washington Heights Baptist Church. They became engaged to be married, and had a military wedding in Theola’s hometown of Morganton on April 20, 1957.

Bob enlisted in the US Air Force, and served the majority of his military career at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL. He had overseas assignments in Okinawa, Newfoundland, and Vietnam. Later, he was employed by Time-Life Circulation Co. He was promoted to manager of the San Antonio, Texas office where they made their home. After returning to Morganton in 1970, Bob received a B.A. degree in Business Administration from Lenoir Rhyne College in Hickory. He was employed at J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center (formerly Western Carolina Center) as Administrative Assistant for the Family, Infant and Preschool Program from which he retired in 1996.

At the age of 10, Bob was baptized into the Christian faith at Grace Baptist Church, Washington, DC. During his years in North Carolina, he supported his church at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church as Deacon, Treasurer, Finance committee Chairman, and a member of the choir. His love of music led him to join Burkemont Baptist Church where he became a member of the Adult Choir, and Golden Voices. He was also a member of the American Legion and National Rifle Association.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 28, 2013 at Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center with the Rev. Dr. David Mills and Rev. Brian Skeggs officiating. Burial will follow at Burke Memorial Park with military honors provided by the N.C. National Guard and the Caldwell County Veterans Honor Guard. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Burkemont Baptist Church, the “Above and Beyond Building Fund”, 4668 Burkemont Rd., Morganton, NC 28655.



Thomas H. Kincaid     [Back to Top]

Thomas H. Kincaid, 76, of Morganton, NC died Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Caremoor Retirement Center in Kannapolis, NC. Born September 14, 1936 in Avery County, NC, he was a son of the late Ben Kincaid and Evelyn Clark Kincaid. Thomas was an active member of St. Matthews United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir, served as President of his Sunday school class, and participated in the Men’s Club.

He is survived by a son, Randy Kincaid and wife, Shelia of Morganton; a daughter, Debbie Mace and husband, Paul of Morganton; a grandson, Davey M. Anderson and wife, Laura of Valdese; a brother, Tom Kincaid and wife, Teresa of Kannapolis; a sister, Viola Greene and husband, Maynard of Lenoir, NC; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Thomas was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Cooke Kincaid; brothers, Benny, Johnny, and Charles Kincaid; and a sister, Jean Martin.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, July 26, 2013 at St. Matthews United Methodist Church with Rev. Heather Kilborne officiating. Burial will follow at Burke Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Friday from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm in the church fellowship hall. At other times, the family will be at the residence, 212 Brentwood Rd. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081. Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.



Marie Taylor Hoyle     [Back to Top]

Marie Taylor Hoyle, 92, of Morganton, NC died Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Born in Burke County, NC on March 31, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Gilkie Curtis Taylor and Beuna Emma Estelle Hildebrand Taylor. Marie was a member of Amherst Baptist Church and had retired from Central Personnel of Drexel-Heritage Furnishings.

Marie is survived by her daughter, Wanda Hoyle Nichols of Morganton; a brother, Ned R. Taylor and his wife, Peggy, of Connelly Springs, NC; sisters, Faye Stilwell, Marge Stilwell, and Merlene Burns and her husband, Auby, all of Connelly Springs; a brother-in-law, Clete Hoyle and his wife, Bea, of Connelly Springs; a sister-in-law, Irene Hoyle of Casar, NC; and a number of nephews and nieces.

In addition to her parents, Marie was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, W. Edwin “Ed” Hoyle, and a brother, Ralph H. Taylor.

The graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Friday, August 2, 2013 at Burke Memorial Park with the Rev. Harold Joplin officiating. The family will receive friends Friday from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. at Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Amherst Baptist Church, 1024 Amherst Road, Morganton, NC 28655.



Cecile Irene Harris Clark     [Back to Top]

Cecile Irene Harris Clark, 90, of Morganton, NC died Wednesday, July 31, 2013. Born in Burke County, NC on November 24, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Ellis Pinkney Harris and Annette Coffey Harris. Cecile was a graduate of Morganton High School. For many years she worked in retail sales, furniture manufacturing, and textile manufacturing. She loved her flower gardens and enjoyed traveling with her mother. For a few years she lived in California and Ohio. Cecile was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.

She is survived by daughter, Denise Clark Gragg and her husband, Randy, of Morganton, and a grandson, Justin Robert Gragg. In addition to her parents, Cecile was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Clingman Clark; brothers, Baxter, Clyde, Mack, and Ellis Harris; and her sisters, Leona H. Lackey and Grace H. Watts.

The graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, August 4, 2013 Forest Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Eugene Pons officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday night from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058 or to the American Diabetes Association, 222 South Church Street, Suite 336M, Charlotte, NC 28202.


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