Caiden Edward Higgs, infant, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston Salem. A graveside service was held Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, in the Garden of Angels section of Startown/Jenkins Cemetery.
Ida Catherine Nowak, 79, of Hickory, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at Palliative CareCenter & Hospice of Catawba Valley. No services are planned at this time.
Les Wayne Marlette, 78, of Newton, passed away Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at his residence. No services are scheduled at this time.
Donald Ray Minish Sr., 58, of Lincolnton, passed away Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. The family will receive friends Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, from 6-8 p.m. at the home of Kenneth Minish, 808 Third St. SE in Conover.
James Harrison Carpenter, 71, of Lincolnton, passed away Feb. 12, 2011, at his residence. A memorial service will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at EF Drum Funeral Home Chapel.
Mitchell Oswald Avery, 50, of Lincolnton, passed away Feb. 19, 2011, at CMC-Lincoln. A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at EF Drum Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Benny Thomas officiating.