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  • Doris Betts Obituary Photo
    Doris Betts, 79 Pittsboro, North Carolina

    June 4, 1932 - April 21, 2012

    The Associated PressPITTSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Doris Betts, who wrote novels set in her native South and taught creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has died, her son said Sunday. She was...


  • Paul Adams Messer, Jr. Obituary Photo
    Paul Adams Messer, Jr., 64 Gastonia, North Carolina

    July 10, 1947 - April 19, 2012

    Paul Adams Messer Jr., 64, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, April 19, 2012. He was born July 10, 1947 to the late Paul A. Messer Sr. and Gertrude Frisbee in Gastonia, NC.Paul is survived by his wife, Ann Funderburk...


  • Mary Ritch Boysworth Obituary Photo
    Mary Ritch Boysworth, 81 Charlotte, North Carolina

    August 6, 1930 - April 18, 2012

    Mary Ann Ritch Boysworth, 81, died on April 18, 2012 at Harris Hospice, Presbyterian Hospital.A service to celebrate her life will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, April 21, 2012 at Homestead United Methodist Church with...


  • Ethel Poteat Mack Obituary Photo
    Ethel Poteat Mack, 95 Bessemer City, North Carolina

    January 22, 1917 - April 20, 2012

    Ethel Poteat Mack, 95, of Bessemer City, passed away April 20, 2012, at Gaston Memorial Hospital. She was born January 22, 1917 in Cleveland County to the late Samuel Justice and Helena Hope Devine Poteat. Ethel was a...


  • Rebecca Burch, 81 Belmont, North Carolina

    September 18, 1930 - April 21, 2012

    Rebecca "Becky" Glenn Burch, 81, died Saturday, April 21, 2012 at her home. A native of Cleveland County, she was the daughter of the late Ben and Estelle Gladden Glenn. Becky worked for many years as a waitress with...


  • Alice Juanita "Nita" Woodard Obituary Photo
    Alice Juanita "Nita" Woodard, 95 New Bern, North Carolina

    April 16, 1917 - April 19, 2012

    NEW BERN, NC Mrs. Alice Juanita "Nita" Mazyck Woodard, 95, died Thursday, April 19, 2012. A native of Charleston, SC, Nita was a very active volunteer with the soup kitchen, hospice, AARP, and Oaks Road Elementary...


  • Patricia Flaherty Obituary Photo
    Patricia Flaherty, 78 River Bend, North Carolina

    June 22, 1933 - April 22, 2012

    NEW BERN, NC Ms. Patricia A. Flaherty, 78, passed away Monday, April 23, 2012. Patricia was born and educated in New York City, and was a retired file and legal supervisor, from New York Telephone Company after 36...


  • Cora Lee Baten, 83 Asheville, North Carolina

    March 6, 1929 - April 20, 2012

    Cora Lee Baten of 66 Eastview Ave, died Friday, April 20, 2012. A life long resident of Asheville she was a daughter of William and Eleanor Towns Durham. Both parents preceded her in death. She was also preceded in...


  • Dorothy Rhode Giacco Obituary Photo
    Dorothy Rhode Giacco, 88 Clayton, North Carolina

    May 8, 1923 - April 22, 2012

    Dorothy Rhode Giacco, 88, passed away on April 22, 2012. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 10:00a.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church with Pastor Bill Beyer officiating. Interment will follow...


  • Martha Dixon Underwood, 87 Stanley, North Carolina

    March 27, 1925 - April 20, 2012

    Dateline: Stanley Martha Dixon Underwood, 87, died April 20, 2012 at Stanley Total Living Center. A native of Gaston County, she was the daughter of the late Robert Clarence & Alice Hall Dixon. She was a homemaker and...


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