Obituaries: Nov. 24, 2013

Nov. 24, 2013 @ 07:27 AM

Here's a look at the obituaries in The Daily Courier on Nov. 24. 2013:

 

Patricia Cuneo

Patricia Anne Cuneo, 81, of Bostic passed on Thursday, November 21, 2013.

Pat was born in Worksop, England to Florence and Fred Clarke.

She came to America in 1952 to join the circus working a group of 16 wild animals in the ring at one time and eventually making it into the Circus Hall of Fame. After retiring from the circus, Pat moved to Rutherford County in 1978 where she received her LPN degree from Isothermal Community College. She also worked as a veterinary assistant and eventually retired from Rutherford County Schools as an assistant. Pat was an accomplished author of fiction and poetry writing several books in both genres.

Pat leaves a son, Stefan and granddaughter Katherine, both of Florida; her sisters, Sherry, Sandra, Carole and Beauleh; her brothers, Lester and Adrian; and life partner Myra.

The family wishes to thank Hospice of Rutherford County for the wonderful care and concern shown to Patricia during her stay.

A private Memorial Service will be held by the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Community Pet Center, PO Box 623, Rutherfordton, NC 28139.

Washburn & Dorsey Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences @www.washburndorsey.com.

 

Vickie Lynn Graham

Vickie Lynn Graham, age 57, of Forest City, NC, died Friday, November 22, 2013 at her residence.

Born September 27, 1956 in Rutherford County, she was a daughter of the late Grady Graham, Sr. and Betty Fowler Graham who resides in Forest City.  Vickie was a happy and carefree individual who loved others. She spent hours looking at her picture books and papers and loved it when her brother, Raymond, would bring her coffee.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Mickie Louise Richards and Terri Lee Dotson.

Besides her mother, survivors include her two brothers, Grady Graham, Jr. and wife, Shirley of Henrietta and Raymond Johnson of Forest City.

She is also survived by a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins who all loved her dearly.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Monday, November 25, 2013 at the Harrelson Funeral Chapel with Reverend Sam Henderson officiating. Interment will follow in Broad River Baptist Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations are suggested to Hospice of Rutherford County, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC  28043.

Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family.

An online guest registry is available at www.harrelsonfuneralhome.com

 

Vickie Lynn Graham

Vickie Lynn Graham, 57, of Forest City, NC, died Friday, November 22, 2013.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at the Harrelson Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow in Broad River Baptist Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations are suggested to Hospice of Rutherford County, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC  28043.

 

Larry Wilkie

“Larry” Kent Wilkie, 66, of Bostic died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.

A committal service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday in the Harrelson Funeral Chapel.   Inurnment will be at Race Path Baptist Church Cemetery on a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the VA Hospice Unit, 1100 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC  28805.

 

Louise Watkins

Louise Hunt Watkins, 89, of Golden Valley died Friday, Nov. 22, 2013.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Golden Valley Missionary Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday at Washburn & Dorsey Funeral and Cremation Service.

 

Mary Pauline Stallings

Mary Pauline Melton Stallings, 82, of NC Hwy 226, Bostic, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2013.

The funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Golden Valley United Methodist Church.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 2:45 p.m. prior to the funeral Monday at Golden Valley United Methodist Church.

Burial will follow in Golden Valley United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.

 

Mildred Moore

Mildred Moore, 82, of Rutherfordton, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2013.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday at Glenwood Baptist Church with Rev. Bob Philbeck officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.