HICKORY Mrs. Evelyn Gragg Church, 65, of Hickory, passed away Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 24, at Grace and Truth Baptist Church. The family will receive friends prior to the service Thursday, Aug. 24, from 2 to 3 p.m., at Grace and Truth Baptist Church. Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory is serving the Church family.
Isaac Benjamin Buchanan, 41, went home to be with the Lord on August 17, 2017. Isaac was born in Johnson City, Tenn. on August 17, 1976, to Keith and Nancy Buchanan. He is also survived by a brother, Todd Buchanan and wife, Kacey Wilson Buchanan; nephews, Austin Buchanan and Colton Ratcliffe; niece, Adie Ratcliffe; special uncle, Tony Paolucci and wife, Amy; and cousins, Joshua Paolucci and Ashley
BROADFORD, Va. Dreama Mae Cruey, age 82, passed away on Saturday, August 19, 2017, at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, Va. She was a member of Broadford First Church of God. Dreama was preceded in death by her first husband, William Ray Buchanan; and grandson, Levi Holmes. She survived by her husband, Albert B. Cruey; daughter, Kathy Chapman and husband, Dewey; son, Billy Joe Buchanan and
Betty Jean Royal Blevins, age 67, went to be with her Lord and Savior on August 20, 2017, at Holston Valley Medical Center. She was born on August 25, 1949, to the late Redford and Ruby Wyatt Royal. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Jason Wyatt, Jr. She was a member of Mount Pleasant Union Church. She loved her church family very much. She was a blessing sent from God. She showed all
Jack Allen Clark, age 75, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 20, 2017, at his home. He was born on August 24, 1941, a son of the late Leander and Ora Owens Clark. He was a dedicated Christian and a member of Shiloh Freewill Baptist Church. He was an U.S. Army Veteran and was retired from United Parcel Service. He was wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and a good friend
HICKORY Douglas Dean Leatherman, 48, of Hickory, passed away Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. A celebration service honoring Doug?s life will begin at 6 p.m., today (Tuesday, Aug. 22), at Corinth Reformed Church in Hickory. Doors will open in the main sanctuary at 5:15 p.m. for seating, singing, and a series of photos of Doug?s life. There will be a gathering of friends immediately after the service
John E. Rutecki, 95, of Milton, MA, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home surrounded by the love of his family on August 16, 2017.
The son of Polish immigrants, John was a life-long resident of Milton, attended the Milton Public Schools and earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy during WWII, was accepted into the V-12 Program
1988-2017 Bradley Allen Blanton. 28, of Coeburn, Virginia, formerly of Catlettsburg, Kentucky, passed away on Thursday, August 17, 2017, at his home. Brad was born on October 23, 1988, in Ashland, to Rickey Blanton and Jimmie Lee Fields. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Banjo Blanton; aunt, Tracey Dawn Mays; and uncle, Ronnie ?Banjo? Blanton. Brad was a 2007 graduate of Boyd
CHILHOWIE, Va. Vicki Reedy Beattie, 64, of Chilhowie, passed away on Saturday, August 19, 2017. Born on June 20, 1953, Vicki was a lifelong resident of Chilhowie and an active member of the Chilhowie United Methodist Church. The daughter of the late Rev. Willard and Alene Reedy, she was preceded in death by her husband, F. Spencer Beattie. Survivors include her daughter, Gwen Beattie of the home;
Jewell Marie Hudson Pendergrass, 75, ?Her chains are gone, she?s been set free? on Saturday, August 19, 2017. Mrs. Pendergrass lived in the Gunnings Community and on her family farm all of her life. She graduated from Blountville High School and was a lifetime member of Cassidy United Methodist Church, where she served in many leadership roles and was a member of the Seekers Sunday
NEWTON Willard Wilson ?Bill? Huffman, 96, of Newton, passed away Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory. Born April 15, 1921, in Catawba County, he was the son of the late George Lee Huffman and Sue Bettie Wilson Huffman. Bill was a member and attended Friendship United Methodist Church in Newton since his retirement from Michigan to his beloved Catawba
VALDESE Dorothy Lee Brooks Maynard, 82, of Valdese, went to be with the Lord Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. Born Jan. 1, 1935, in Cleveland County, she was the daughter of the late Colin and Mattie Woods Brooks. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Maynard; three sisters and a brother. She is survived by two daughters, Debbie Brittian of the home, Becky Sherrill of Connelly Springs; one