Ruth Elizabeth Drum Cromartie, 97, passed peacefully on Dec. 23, 2013, at Matthews Presbyterian Hospital, surrounded by her family. Burial will be at Sunset Memory Gardens. Please visit Ruth’s online memorial at www.mcewenminthillchapel.com .
Reverend Lester Oda Roof, Jr., age 82, of Newton, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013 at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory. The Roof family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Cremations in Newton.
Edna Erle Greene Estes, age 95, of Newton, died on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013 at Brian Center — Viewmont. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.