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Jack Oley Murray, age 86, of Claremont, N.C., passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2013, at Abernethy Laurels in Newton, N.C. Born October 11, 1926, in Catawba County, he was the son of the late Roland Thornton “R.T.” Murray and Floye Little Murray. The Murray family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover, N.C.
Donna Lee Keech Finger, 58, of Maiden died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln in Lincolnton. Memorials may be given to St. Martin's Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 542, Maiden, NC 28650.
Michael Lee Proffitt, 50, of Hickory died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at Catawba Regional Hospice. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Katie Proffitt Education Fund, 5379 Valley Field Road, Hickory, NC 28602.
James "Jimmy" Deaton, 68, of Maiden died Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.