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JOE E. TEAGUE
GRANITE FALLS - Joe Edward Teague, 71, of Third Street, NE, Hickory, died Oct. 25, 2000, at Camelot-Manor Nursing Care Facility. Born May 31, 1929, in Burke County, he was a son of the late J. Gaither and Lela Munday Teague. A member of First Baptist Church of Hickory, he retired from Wyke6s Cleaners and was a former employee of Caldwell Sundries of Granite Falls. He also was a member of the Hickory Choral Society and Hickory Community Theatre. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Fred Teague, Benny Teague and Thad Teague; and two sisters, Rebecca Teague and Judy Teague. Survivors include four brothers, John G. Teague Jr. of Kannapolis, James Teague of Granite Falls, Jackie Teague of Norcross, Ga., and William Teague of Hickory; and six sisters, Jane T. Laney of Lenoir, Linda T. McNelley of Hildebran, Peggy T. Lentz of Huntersville, Betty T. Church of Valdese and Rachel T. Robinson and Martha T. Donkle of Hickory. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Pat Pierce at 3 p.m. Saturday at Mackie-High Funeral Home. Burial will be in Sunset Hills Cemetery. The family will be at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to Caldwell County Hospice, 902 Kirkwood St., NW, Lenoir, N.C. 28645.

HUBERT L. LAIL
Hubert Lee Lail, 86, of Collettsville, died Oct. 25, 2000, at Blowing Rock Hospital after a period of declining health. Born May 31, 1914, in Catawba County, he was a son of the late John H. and Lola Essie Killian Lail. A member of St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, he retired from Sherrills Upholstery. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Clyde Ray Lail and Carroll Robert Lail; and a sister, Nettie Starr. Survivors include two brothers, Harold Edward Lail of Collettsville and Jessie Wade Lail of Hickory; and four sisters, Gracie Keller, Irene Michael and Myrtle Lail of Hickory and Katie Cazire of Conover. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Boyd Coffey at 3 p.m. Saturday at Hickory Funeral Home. Burial will be in his church cemetery. The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 tonight. Memorials may be made to Oakgrove Baptist Church, 4950 Oakgrove Church Road, Granite Falls, N.C. 28630.

LORETTA C. HAVNER
Loretta Crump Havner, 53, of First Avenue, NW, died Oct. 25, 2000, at Frye Regional Medical Center. Born Oct. 27, 1946, in Catawba County, she was a daughter of Agnes Lewis Crump of Hickory and the late Billy Ellis Crump. She was the owner and operator of Loretta's Hair Styling. Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, William “Bill” H. Havner; a son and daughter-in-law, Scott B. and Terry Lyn Havner of Hickory; and two sisters and a brother-in-law, Joyce and Melvin Storie and Evelyn Faye Hammock of Hickory. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Dale Faulkenbury at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hickory Funeral Home. Burial will be in Catawba Memorial Park. The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 tonight.

EDGAR A. ANDERSON
MORGANTON - Edgar “Eddie” Allen Anderson, 57, of Fiddlers Court, died Oct. 24, 2000, at Grace Hospital. Born Jan. 29, 1943, in Catawba County, he was a son of the late Harley E. and Una Hendrix Anderson of Morganton. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Bob Lamb at 11 a.m. today at Kirksey Funeral Home. Burial will be in United Friendship Methodist Church. The family will be at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

TOM S. CHILDERS Sr.
LENOIR - Tom S. Childers Sr., 85, of Connelly Springs Road, died Oct. 25, 2000, at Caldwell Memorial Hospital. Born Oct. 15, 1915, in Wilkes County, he was a son of the late Vance and Lula Shoemaker Childers. A member of Providence Baptist Church, he retired from Singer Furniture and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Link Childers; two brothers, Woodrow Childers and the Rev. A.V. Childers; and five sisters, Ethel C. Brown, Minnie Childers, Hattie Jewel Suddreth, Jessie S. Soots and Collie Puett. Survivors include two sons, T.S. Childers Jr. and Woodrow Vance Childers of Lenoir; two daughters, Maxine Childers Byerly and Merrium Childers Bush of Lenoir; a sister, Maude C. Watson of Lenoir; a grandchild; and two great-grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. John Price at 2 p.m. today at Pendry's Lenoir Funeral Home. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will be at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

BESSIE E. SMITH
MORGANTON - Bessie E. Smith, 84, of Britthaven of Morganton, died Oct. 24, 2000, at Britthaven after a period of declining health. Born March 26, 1916, in Franklin County, Tenn., she was a daughter of the late Samuel B. and Addie Sawyer Hensley. She retired from the Fort Wayne, Ind., school system. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Lawrence Smith; and a stepgrandson. Survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law, Roxie Harris of Fort Wayne, Ind., Nancy and Roger Ditmar and Cullie and Ray Buff of Morganton; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at C.M. Sloan and Sons Funeral Home in Fort Wayne, Ind. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will be at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. today and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Sossoman Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

MILLER H. SAIN
Miller Houser Sain, 82, of Vale, died Oct. 26, 2000, at N.C. Lutheran Home. Born Oct. 22, 1918, in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late Curtis A. and Junnie Houser Sain. A member of Trinity Lutheran Church, he was a self-employed dairy farmer. He was preceded in death by a sister, Madeline Franklin. Survivors include three brothers and sisters-in-law, Philo and Ila Mae Sain of Hildebran, Blake and Ruth Sain of Hickory and Walter and Myrtle Sain of Vale; a nephew and niece-in-law, Jerry and Mary Sain Wade of Hildebran; a brother-in-law, J.D. Franklin of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; and a number of nephews and nieces. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Chris Kraft at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bass-Smith Funeral Home. Burial will be in his church cemetery. The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 tonight. Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 7, Vale, N.C. 28168.

HAROLD R. HENDREN
TAYLORSVILLE - Harold Ralph Hendren, 79, of Sixth Street, SE, died Oct. 26, 2000, at Valley Nursing Center in Taylorsville after a period of declining health. Born April 10, 1921, in Alexander County, he was a son of the late Roy G. and Bertha Childers Hendren. He was a member of Beulah Baptist Church. Survivors include a brother, Graydon Hendren of Taylorsville; five sisters, Ruby Elder, Mabel Dagenhart, Dorothy Walker, Betty Wilcox and Glenna Mae Hendren of Taylorsville; and a number of nephews and nieces. The funeral will be conducted by the Revs. Chase White, Gary Jennings and Steve Glenn Dagenhart at 11 a.m. Saturday at Adams Funeral Home. Burial will be in Taylorsville City Cemetery. The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 tonight. Memorials may be made to Beulah Baptist Church, 111 Marsh Road, NE, Taylorsville, N.C. 28681.

SANFORD M. HICKS
LENOIR - Sanford McNell Hicks, 74, of Tom Dula Road, died Oct. 25, 2000, at Lenoir Health Care Center. Born July 7, 1926, in Haywood County, he was a son of the late Sam and Florence Hall Hicks. A U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II, he retired from Singer Furniture Industries. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Doyle Hicks and McDonald Hicks; and a sister, Gladys Hamby. Survivors include his wife, Norma Sue Foster Hicks; four sons, Charles Stanley Hicks, Doug McNell Hicks and William Randy Hicks of Lenoir and Reggie Clark Hicks of Parlier; a daughter, Patricia Diane McLeod of Lenoir; six sisters, Arlene Hicks, Lois Bryant, Mavis Haigler and Clenis Hamby of Lenoir, Barbara Greybill of Boomer and Eulaya Hamby of Ferguson; and eight grandchildren. A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Marshall Hamby at 3 p.m. Saturday in Hicks Family Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his grandsons. The family will be at the residence at other times. Memorials may be made to Caldwell County Hospice, 902 Kirkwood St., Lenoir, N.C. 28645. Greer-McElveen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ALLEN D. SETZER
MAIDEN - Allen Deal Setzer, 82, of Buffalo Shoals Road, died Oct. 25, 2000, at Abernethy Retirement Center after a period of declining health. Born Dec. 16, 1917, in Catawba County, he was a son of the late Marshall and Fannie Deal Setzer. He served in the U.S. Army and Navy and worked in the frame department in the furniture industry. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Lail Setzer; two daughters, Marcell Setzer Hewitt of Maiden and LeeElla Setzer London of Hickory; two brothers, George S. Setzer and John M. Setzer of Claremont; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Craig Schultz at 4 p.m. today at Bethel Lutheran Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will be at the church one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to Bethel Lutheran Church, Building Fund, 5759 Bolick Road, Claremont, N.C. 28610. Burke Mortuaries Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

SUSAN B. HOUK
LENOIR - Susan Blair Houk, 44, of Cajah Mountain Road, Hudson, died Oct. 25, 2000, at Caldwell County Hospice. Born Nov. 24, 1955, in Burke County, she was a daughter of Bleaka Bollinger Blair of Lenoir and the late John S. Blair. A member of First Baptist Church of Hudson, she was a teacher at Granite Falls Middle School. Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, C.A. “Butch” Houk Jr.; and two sons, John C. Houk and Kyle M. Houk of the home. A memorial service will be conducted by Dr. C. Wade Dellinger and the Rev. Mark Agnor at 11 a.m. Saturday at her church. Burial will be in Sardis Cemetery. The family will be at the church from 5 to 7 tonight. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Hudson, Christian Life Fund, 345 Main St., Hudson, N.C. 28638. Greer-McElveen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ROBERT D. JONES
BURLESON, Texas - Robert D. “Shorty” Jones, 74, died Oct. 24, 2000, at his residence. He was born Aug. 1, 1926, in Cleburne. A member of Church of Christ, he was owner of Sleepy Hollow Mobile Home Park. A dairyman, he also owned and operated milk delivery trucks and was a journeyman welder. He retired as an auto and diesel mechanic. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Edith Jones; two sons and a daughter-in-law, David and Brenda Jones and Douglas Jones of Joshua; a daughter, Rita Alls of Mansfield; two brothers, T.L. Jones of Joshua and John Jones of Austin; three sisters, Josie Blaschke of Fort Worth, Dorothy Josey of Maiden, N.C., and Georgie Bond of Austin; 12 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. today at Mountain Valley Funeral Home. Burial will be in Greenacres Memorial Park in Cleburne.

DOSHIE P. HOUSER
Doshie Pruette Houser, 69, died Oct. 26, 2000, at Frye Regional Medical Center. Born March 27, 1931, in Catawba County, she was a daughter of the late Horace and Ethel Fulbright Pruette. A member of Mountain Grove Baptist Church, she retired from Galaxy Foods. She was preceded in death by a sister, Lona Willis. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Jan Houser of Newton; two daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Buddy Faw of Lenoir and Teresa and David Worrells of Hickory; four brothers, Grady Pruette and Carrell Pruette of Vale, Calvin Pruette of Cherryville and Darrell Pruette of Lake Lure; three sisters, Alta Lail of Cherryville, Shirley Pruette of Hickory and Clara Glenn of Rutherford College; and four granddaughters, Tara Faw and Drew Worrells of Hickory and Nadia Houser and Katie Houser of Newton. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Don Willis at 11 a.m. Saturday at Zion Hills Baptist Church in Vale. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be her nephews. The family will be at the church one hour prior to the service and at the residence of Teresa and David Worrells at other times. Memorials may be made to Zion Hills Baptist Church, 8173 Old N.C. 18, Lawndale, N.C. Bass-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

SOLOMON A. ISENHOUR Jr.
Solomon A. “Pete” Isenhour Jr., 80, of Wolfe Estates, died Oct, 27, 2000, at his residence. Born March 27, 1920, in Hickory, he was a son of the late S.A. and Carrie Isenhour. A charter member of Church of the Master, United Church of Christ, he also was a member of the American Legion and was a veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by a son, Stephen A. Isenhour; and 12 brothers and sisters. Survivors include his wife, Doris Yount Isenhour; two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Pat Isenhour of Bostic and Rusty and Sara Isenhour of Hickory; a daughter and son-in-law, Sharee and Bruce Huffman of Hickory; a brother, Jack G. Isenhour of Minerva, Ohio; five grandsons and four granddaughters-in-law, Drew and Tammy Isenhour, Michael and Heather Isenhour and Andrew W. Isenhour of Hickory, Matt and Valenia Isenhour of Granite Falls and Johnathon and Tracey Isenhour of Stony Point; and five great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be conducted by the Rev. Donald Flick at 11 a.m. Monday at his church. The family will be at the residence from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Memorials may be made to Church of the Master, United Church of Christ, 2230 Twenty-ninth Avenue Drive, NE, Hickory, N.C. 28601. Bass-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

LOIS C. SEAGLE
Lois Cline Seagle, of Charlotte, died Oct. 26, 2000, at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh. Born Jan. 18, 1917, in Catawba County, she was a daughter of the late Madison R. and Bessie Isenhour Cline. A member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church, she was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Daniel Seagle. Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Jerry Seagle of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and James D. and Wilhelmina Seagle of Clover, S.C.; four daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Bert Joines of Apex, Jane and Patrick Moffat of Fort Worth, Texas, June and Richard Chapman of Monroe and Joy and Bruce Johns of Toronto, Canada; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Donald Baub at 2 p.m. Sunday at her church. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Pat Moffat, Bruce Johns, Richard Chapman, Bert Joines, Jimmy Seagle and David Seagle. The family will be at Bass-Smith Funeral Home from 7 to 8:30 tonight. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 2636, Chapel Hill, N.C. 27515.

JOSEPH A. VERREAULT Jr.
VALDESE - Joseph Armand Verreault Jr., 94, of Gardiol Avenue, died Oct. 26, 2000, at Valdese General Hospital after a period of declining health. Born Oct. 3, 1906, in New Orleans, La., he was a son of the late Rev. Joseph A. and Malvina Brunnette Verreault. A member of Waldensian Presbyterian Church, he retired as vice president of Dolly Hosiery Mills. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Teal Verreault. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Joseph A. and Patsy Verreault III of Richmond, Va.; a sister, Jeanne V. Jacob of Valdese; a granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Amy L. and Ramchandra Athavale of Cary; and a great-granddaughter, Jaya Marie Athavale of Cary. A graveside service will be conducted by the Revs. T. Field Russell and Edyth Pruitt at 11 a.m. today in Waldensian Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The family will remain at the church after the service. Memorials may be made to Waldensian Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 216, Valdese, N.C. 28690. Heritage Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

VICKIE G. LYNN
FALLSTON - Vickie Gail Lynn, 41, of Bald Mountain Road, died Oct. 26, 2000, at Hospice of Wendover. Born Jan. 13, 1959, in Catawba County, she was a daughter of A.V. Lynn and the late Bulah Mae Jones Turner. A retired seamstress, she attended Bethel Wesleyan Church. She was preceded in death by a grandchild. Survivors include a son, Danny Earl Towery of Vale; two daughters, Wanda Gail Buff and Angela Dawn Poole of Casar; a paternal grandmother, Hazel Lynn Hull of Hickory; a maternal grandmother, Artie Whaley of Marion; two brothers, David Lynn of Connelly Springs and Jimmy Sigmon of Polkville; three sisters, Patricia Lynn Heard of Georgetown, Ky., Robin Lynn Gibbs of Conover and Glenda Sigmon Whitworth of Vale; and eight grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. David Shrum at 3 p.m. Sunday at her church. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will be at Stamey Funeral Home from 6:30 to 8:30 tonight.

DORIS T. ZIMMERMAN
VALDESE - Doris Treadway Zimmerman, 67, of U.S. 70, West, died Oct. 27, 2000, at her residence after a period of declining health. Born Oct. 13, 1933, in McDowell County, she was a daughter of Belle Caroway Treadway of Valdese and the late Paul Treadway. A member of First Christian Church of Valdese, she was a homemaker and a travel agent for All-Ways Travel. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Frank Ward. Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Johnny E. Zimmerman Jr.; three sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Crystal Ward of Drexel, John E. and Kathie Zimmerman III of Morganton and Robert and Robin Zimmerman of Hickory; two brothers, Leon Treadway and Leroy Treadway of Valdese; a sister, Patricia Oliver of Vincennes, Ind.; and four grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted by the Revs. Diana Spangler-Crawford and Denny Camp at 3 p.m. Sunday at Heritage Funeral Service. Entombment will be Burke Memorial Park Mausoleum. The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 9 tonight. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Burke County, P.O. Box 1029, Valdese, N.C. 28690.

KATE C. COVIL
Kate Virginia Collins Covil, 92, of Hickory, died Oct. 27, 2000, at Catawba Memorial Hospital. Born Feb. 1, 1908, in Hendersonville, she was a daughter of the late Jeremiah and Lucinda Collins. A member of Sandy Ridge Baptist Church, she was a former Sunday school teacher at Wayside Baptist Church. She retired from Brown's Hosiery Mill. She was preceded in death by her husband, Zeb Vance Covil; a son, James Richard Covil; a daughter, Louise Easter Mock; a grandson, Michael Starr; and 18 brothers and sisters. Survivors include two daughters, Lois Starr and Violet Gower of Hickory; four grandsons, Barry Childers of Fayetteville and Donald Gower, Wayne Starr and David Gower of Hickory; two granddaughters, Mary Louise Daggett of Pass Christian, Miss., and Vickie Gower of Bethlehem; eight great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; two stepgreat-grandchildren; and a number of nephews and nieces. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Tom Huntsinger at 3 p.m. today at her church. Burial will be in Catawba Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be her grandsons. The family will be at the church one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to Sandy Ridge Baptist Church, 3702 Sixteenth St., NE, Hickory, N.C. 28601; or Hospice of Catawba Valley, 3579 Robinson Road, Newton, N.C. 28658. Bass-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

JAMES R. DRUM
MAIDEN - James Ray Drum, 72, of Ball Creek Road, Newton, died Oct. 27, 2000, at Catawba Memorial Hospital after a period of declining health. Oct. 27, 1928, in Catawba County, he was a son of the late James D. and Bessie Cline Drum. A member of Mount Ruhama Baptist Church, he was a furniture specialist. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Loyd Drum, Gordon Drum and Perry Lee Drum; and two sisters, Vergie Lineberger and Coleen Drum. Survivors include his wife, Frances Lawson Drum; two sons, David Drum of Blacksburg, S.C., and Jeff Drum of Newton; a sister, Dorothy Drum Henley of Newton; and a grandson, Allen Drum of Newton. The funeral will be conducted by the Revs. Darrell Saunders, Donald Ferrell and Tommy Young at 3 p.m. Monday at his church. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will be at the church from 6 to 8:30 tonight. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 500 East Morehead St., Suite 211, Charlotte, N.C. 28202. Burke Mortuaries Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

JANIE H. DEVIER
GRANITE FALLS - Janie Sue Hargett Devier, 58, of Dudley Shoals Road, died Oct. 27, 2000, at Caldwell County Hospice. Born Oct. 21, 1942, in York County, she was a daughter of the late Joe and Pearl Harris Hargett. She retired from Shuford Mills. She was preceded in death by a brother, Preston Hargett. Survivors include her husband, Felix C. Devier; a son, Richard Devier of Granite Falls; a daughter, Kathy Smith of Granite Falls; four brothers, Thomas Hargett of Cane Creek, Wayne Hargett of Spindale and Calvin Hargett and Ray Hargett of Granite Falls; a sister, Vivian Lane of Cane Creek; and three grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Dan Greene at 11 a.m. Monday at Mackie-High Funeral Home. Burial will be in Cane Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Rutherfordton. Pallbearers will be Junior Hargett, Billy Wayne Hargett, Arnold Guffie, Vernon Brown, Jason Hargett, Jeff Hargett and Dale Hargett. The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 tonight.

MARY R. LINEBERGER
CONOVER - Mary Roberta Reitzel Lineberger, 68, of Rock Barn Road, Claremont, died Oct. 28, 2000, at her residence. Born Aug. 18, 1932, in Catawba County, she was a daughter of the late Guy E. and Nellie Setzer Reitzel. A member of Bethel Lutheran Church, she retired from Carolina Mills after 25 years of service. She was preceded in death by a brother, Guy Odell Reitzel. Survivors include two brothers, Bill Reitzel of Waldon House and Joe Reitzel of Hickory; a sister, Ruby Hefner of Claremont; five nephews; and seven nieces; and a number of great-nephews and great-neices. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Craig Schultz at 4 p.m. Monday at her church. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will be at Drum Funeral Home from 7 to 8:30 tonight. Memorials may be made to Bethel Lutheran Church, Building Fund, 5759 Bolick Road, Claremont, N.C. 28610; or Hospice of Catawba Valley, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, N.C. 28658.

RUBY H. CRUMP
LINCOLNTON - Ruby Hoyle Crump, 67, of Huss Street, died Oct. 26, 2000, at Frye Regional Medical Center. Born Oct. 19, 1933, in Catawba County, she was a daughter of the late Donald and Mammie Hoyle. She worked in the office at Cronland Hardware. She was preceded in death by a sister, Clara Conner. Survivors include her husband, Harry Crump; a daughter, Connie Crump of Lincolnton; two brothers, Kenneth Ray Hoyle and Donald U. Hoyle of Lincolnton; two sisters, Murel Canipe of Hickory and Wanda Lee of Lincolnton; and two grandsons, Benjamin Williamson and Stephen Williamson of Lincolnton. A memorial service will be held at 3:30 tonight at St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Warlick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

HILDA B. BALDWIN
GRANITE FALLS - Hilda Monie Bentley Baldwin, 62, of Pinewood Plaza, died Oct. 27, 2000, at her residence. Born in Caldwell County, she was a daughter of the late Clifford and Leola Walker Bentley. She retired from Shuford Mills. Survivors include two sons, Vestal Bentley and Kenneth Presnell of Granite Falls; two daughters, Cynthia Cline and Denise Hubbard of Hudson; a brother, Dale Bentley of Vale; a sister, Ann Huffman of Icard; seven grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Jimmy Church at 3 p.m. today in Oakwood Cemetery. The family will be at Granite Funeral Service from 1 to 2 p.m. today. Memorials may be made to Caldwell County Hospice, 902 Kirkwood St., Lenoir, N.C. 28645.

ALBERT P. GARRISON
VALDESE - Albert Pons “Bert” Garrison, 45, of Micol Ave., died Oct. 27, 2000, at his residence. Born July 25, 1955, in Valdese, he was a son of Charles M. “Shack” and Louise Pons Garrison of Valdese. A member and deacon of Waldensian Prebyterian Church, he was a sales engineer for Crawford Machine Company and a former president and officer of L.P.D.A. Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a son, Alex Garrison of the home; three brothers, Mike Garrison of Concord and David Garrison and Rob Garrison of Valdese; and a sister, Anita Thrift of Charlotte. A graveside service will be conducted by the Revs. Field Russell and Edyth Pruitt at 11 a.m. Monday in his church cemetery. The family will be at Heritage Funeral Service from 6 to 8 tonight. Memorials may be made to Waldensian Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 216, Valdese, N.C. 28690.


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