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Howard Joe “Snake” Killian, 74, of Hickory, passed away unexpectedly Feb. 9, 2011, at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory. The Killian family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hickory.
Danny “Pete” Gordon Hood, 59, of Maiden, passed away Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at Palliative CareCenter and Hospice of Catawba Valley in Newton. Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Hood family.
Ruth Studeny Hayes, 86, of Newton, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at Abernethy Laurels in Newton. The funeral service will be held Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at 3 p.m. at Hopewell United Methodist Church in Sherrills Ford.
Virginia Barnette Harkey, 87, of Denver, passed away Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center in Mooresville. The funeral service will be held Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Webb’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Denver with the Rev. John Love officiating.