Mrs. Hazel Mull Cole
Mrs. Hazel Mull Cole, 97, of Raleigh North Carolina died Friday, June 4, 2004 at her home in Ginger Cake Acres .
She was born in Burke County, November 25, 1906 to the late John M. Mull and Ida Alexander Mull. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Everett James Cole ; brother William Mull, John A. Mull and a sister Evelyn M. Williamson.
Mrs. Mull was a member of the United Methodist Church faith and had retired from the N.C. State school system after serving thirty four years. She had graduated from Wake Forest University law School and was the sixty seventh women to practice law in N.C..
She is survived by: daughter Mary Cole Snotherly and husband W. Ronnie Snotherly of Raleigh; son Everett Alexander Cole and wife Jeanne B. Cole of Wilmington NC; sister Frances Mull Parker of Valdese; grandchildren James Alexander Snotherly and wife Susan, Mary Evans Cole ; great grandchildren Sara Snotherly and Elizabeth Snotherly. She will be greatly missed by her family.
A grave side service will be held 11:30 AM, Monday June 7, 2004 at Forest Hill Cemetery with the Reverend Carl Lindquist officiating.
The family will receive friends immediately following the grave side services at Forest Hill Cemetery.
Memorials in Mrs. Cole’s memory may be made to a charity of one’s own choice.
Kirksey Funeral of Morganton is assisting the Cole family with arrangements
Mr. Alexander Dean Annis
Mr. Alexander Dean Annis, age 73 of Morganton died Friday, March 11, 2005.
He was born to the late Fred T. Annis and Phoebe Cox Annis on May 3, 1931 in McDowell County. Mr. Annis was a member of Oak Hill United Methodist Church.
He served his country in the U.S. Air Force and was known as a master carpenter and home builder. He was a loving and prideful husband, father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed.
Along with his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Sara Fox Annis; a granddaughter, Sara Britney Annis; three brothers; and one sister.
Surviving are his son, Allan Annis and wife Renee of Bogart, GA; two daughters, Andra Keller and husband Mark of Hickory and Audrey Annis of Morganton; three grandchildren, Scott Annis, Danielle Annis and Keith Keller; three sisters, Katherine Silver of Union, SC, Hazel Sarvis of Bessermer City and Jane Clontz and husband Tom of Morganton. Also surviving are numerous other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 4pm on Sunday, March 13, 2005 at Kirksey Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Burke Memorial Park with the Reverend Burl Sain officiating. The family will receive friends from 2 until 4pm at the funeral home Sunday afternoon. Memorials may be made to Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, 1721 Enon Road, Valdese, NC 28690.
Kirksey Funeral Home of Morganton is assisting the Patton family.
Mrs. Annie Blanche Morgan Marlowe
Mrs. Annie Blanche Morgan Marlowe, 82, of Marion, passed away, Wednesday, August 3, 2005, at The McDowell Hospital. Born November 15, 1922, in McDowell County, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Morgan & Polly Reel Morgan. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Marlowe was also preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Marlowe. She was a member of the Nix Creek Free Will Baptist Church and a homemaker.
Mrs. Marlowe leaves behind to cherish her memory a daughter, Barbara Marlowe Schronce and husband, Jerry, of Marion; Two grandchildren, Pamela Stevens & Kevin Schronce, who is now serving in the US Army; A step grandson, Thomas Schronce; A great granddaughter, Marlow Machelle Stevens; Also surviving are three step-grandchildren & a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Marlowe will be held 2:00PM, Saturday, August 6, 2005, in the McCall Memorial Chapel of Kirksey Funeral Home, Marion, with the Reverends J.B. Cope & Daniel McMahan officiating. Interment will follow at the Nix Creek Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends 12:30PM-2:00PM, prior to the Services at the Funeral Home.
Donnie Ray Harlan
Donnie Ray Harlan, 24, of Morganton, died Saturday, June 5, 2004 at his residence. He was born February 23, 1980 in Burke County and was son of the late Rick Harlan, Sr.
Mr. Harlan was employed by Four Truckers and had just been awarded Employee of the Month.
Surviving is his mother and step-father, Charles Norman and Connie Harlan Norman of Morganton; brother, Ricky Harlan of Valdese; sisters, Alicia Harlan and Crystal Harlan both of Glen Alpine; 2 step-brothers, Brandon Norman and Derek Norman both of Glen Alpine; maternal grandmother, Nell Seawall of Glen Alpine nieces and nephews, Kiana, Kayla, Travis and Devan; several aunts and uncles.
A Graveside services will be 3:00 PM Wednesday at The Seventh Day Adventist Cemetery with Reverends Donald Lovelace and Willard Lambert officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday prior to the service from 1:00 P.M. to 2:15 PM. at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to Missionary Ridge Baptist Church, 5612 John Watts Road, Morganton, NC 28655.
Kirksey Funeral Home of Morganton is serving the Harlan family.
Eva Mae Benfield Hughes
Eva Mae Benfield Hughes of Marion, born June 3, 1918, went home to be with the Lord on March 15, 2005, at 9:46 a.m., at her residence with family. She was preceded in death by her husband James Hughes, daughter PatriciaThomas, & son Jimmy Hughes all of Marion.
She was survived by three sons, Donald Hughes and wife, Vonda of Morganton, Gary Hughes and wife Connie of Texas and Leonard Hughes and wife, Linda of Marion; one son-in-law, Bill Thomas of Marion; 11 grandchildren, Steve Thomas and wife, Angela of Marion, Pamela Styles and husband Rickey of Marion, Angel Stamey and husband, Robbie of Morganton, Donnie Hughes of Morganton, Brian Hughes of Morganton, Darrell Hughes of Texas, Gary Hughes, Jr. and wife, Melinda of Texas, Tammy Dooley and husband, Eric of Marion, Randy Dalton and wife, Tammy of Missouri, Zebreka Hughes of Marion and a very special granddaughter and caregiver, Tiffany Bailey and husband, Joey of Marion; 18 great grandchildren, Danielle Thomas and Talya Thomas of Marion, Olivia Styles and Jeremiah Styles of Marion, Miranda Moses, Nathan Moses, Logan Moses and Elijah Stamey of Morganton, Colt Hughes of Texas, Kolby Hughes of Texas, Kendra Dooley and Rebecca Dooley of Marion, Joshua Dalton, Emily Dalton and Hannah Dalton of Missouri, Dallas Hughes and a very special great granddaughter, Melia “My Baby” Hughes of Marion and Tyler Bailey of Marion.
Funeral Services for Ms. Hughes will be held at 3:00P.M. on Friday, March 18, 2005 at New Manna Baptist Church with the Rev. Tony Shirley officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
Arrangements are in the care of Kirksey Funeral Home, Marion.
Mr. Avery Dean Lawson
Mr. Avery Dean Lawson, 56, of Rutherfordton, formerly of Marion, died Saturday, May 29, 2004 at his residence.
Born Nov. 20, 1947 in McDowell County, he was a son of the late John Berry Lawson and Alma Elizabeth Hampton Lawson. In addition to his parents, Mr. Lawson was also preceded in death by a daughter, Rachel Lawson and a brother, Homer Lawson. He was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church, Marion. He enjoyed baseball, NASCAR and Carolina basketball.
Mr. Lawson is survived by his wife, Doris Lawson of Marion; two sons, Robert Dean Lawson (Carrie) of Nebo and Shawn Micheal Lawson of the home; four brothers, Dallas Lawson (Terri) and Carroll Lawson, all of Old Fort, Dewey Lawson (Hattie) of Gadsden, Ala. and Billy Lawson (Ann) of Morganton; two sisters, Wanda Greer of Marion and Margaret Mayfield of Morganton; one granddaughter, Brianna Celine Lawson of Marion; also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mr. Lawson will be held 4 p.m. today, June 2, 2004 at the Chapel of Kirksey Funeral Home, Old Fort, with the Revs. Roger Hayley and Billy Stockton officiating. Interment will follow at the Cherry Springs Memorial Park, Old Fort. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
Arrangements are in the care of Kirksey Funeral Home.
Edna Mae Davis Carroll
Edna Mae Davis Carroll, age 72, Marion, died Monday October 18, 2004 at The McDowell Hospital.
Born October 2, 1932, in Yancey County to the late Virgil and Ethel Mason Davis, she was a CNA with The McDowell Hospital and attended Living Waters Tabernacle. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Bobby and Jack Davis and 1 sister, Ruby Effler. She was a wonderful wife, mother and friend to her family and a loving friend to all.
Surviving are her husband of 54 years, Roy Lee Carroll of the home; 2 sons, and Jerry Carroll of Old Fort, N.C., and Larry Carroll of Nebo, N.C.;2 daughters, Becky Huskins of Old Fort, N.C. and Tammy Childers of Marion, N.C.; 4 brothers, Bill Davis of Old Fort, N.C., Kenneth Davis of Morganton, N.C., John B. Davis of Baltimore, Md., and Paul Davis of Hendersonville, N.C.;2 Sisters, Ellen Morrison of Kings Mountain, N.C. and Betty Davis of Marion, N.C.;10 Grandchildren and 4 Great Grandchildren.
Services will be held 2:00 PM, Friday, October 22, 2004 at the Living Waters Tabernacle. Rev. Kenneth Massingill and Rev. Rick Murphy will officiate with Interment follow at the Cherry Springs Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 at Kirksey Funeral Home, Marion.
Arrangements are in the care of Kirksey Funeral Home.
Mrs. Pamela Jane Braswell Griffis
Mrs. Pamela Jane Braswell Griffis, 52, of Morganton, died Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC.
She was born May 17, 1952 in Madison, West Virginia and was daughter of the late Hershel Braswell.
She is survived by her husband, James L. Griffis, Sr; son, James L. Griffis, II and wife Inga of Racine, W. VA; daughters, Victoria Josette Griffis of Valdese, Amanda Mary Frances Griffis and Kimberly Renee Adkins both of Morganton and Misty Ann Biggerstaff of Valdese; mother, Mary Frances Cremeans of Danville, VA; grandchildren, Rebecca Ashton Dillon, David Matthew Dillon, James L. Griffis, III, Amelia Ashton Griffis, Caleb Marshall Griffis, Courtney Jane Webb, Jonathan O’Brien Edwards and Zachary Biggerstaff.
Services for Mrs. Griffis will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, March 24th at Kirksey Memorial Chapel with Reverend Todd Phillips presiding. Interment will follow the service at Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
The services are under the direction of Kirksey Funeral Home, Morganton.
Jackson Marco Pearson
Jackson Marco Pearson, infant son of Michael and Kyra Lewis Pearson, died Thursday, August 14, 2003 in Mission Hospital, Asheville, NC.
Services will be held 12:00 PM Saturday, August 16, 2003 at New Manna Baptist Church. Rev. Tony Shirley will officiate with burial following in McDowell Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Kirksey Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Mr. Everette Grant Johnson
Mr. Everette Grant Johnson, 88, of Marion, died Monday, May 31, 2004 at his residence.
Born May 19, 1916 in Madison County, he was a son of the late Joseph Grant Johnson and Sarah Elizabeth Proffitt Johnson. In addition to his parents, Mr. Johnson was also preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Stevens Johnson; a grandson, Roger Scott Lyons; three sisters and seven brothers. He attended the First Free Will Baptist Church, Marion, and was a member of the Young Set senior citizens singing group.
Mr. Johnson is survived by three sons, Douglas Johnson, Daniel Johnson and Elihu Johnson, all of Marion; six daughters, Margaret Hyler of Yanceyville; Rebecca Lyons of Marion and Sarah Aaron of Fortville, Ind., Marlene Robinson, Gracie Wyatt and Rachel Evans, all of Marion; a foster sister, Peg Duncan of Marion; 25 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mr. Johnson will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 3, 2004 at the First Free Will Baptist Church, Marion with the Revs. Roger Hayley and Edwin Kirkpatrick officiating. Interment will follow at the Johnson Family Cemetery, Marion. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today, June 2, 2004 at Kirksey Funeral Home, Marion.
Arrangements are in the care of Kirksey Funeral Home.