Bruce Gragg, 79, of Newton, passed away Monday, Sept. 13, 2010, at his residence. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. at the church. The interment will be at New Hopewell Baptist Church in Avery County on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010.
Gary Wayne Laws, 62, of Conover, died Monday, Sept. 13, 2010, at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory. The Laws family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover.
Bonnie Jane Wittkop Hoffmeister, 68, of Hickory, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010, at Frye Regional Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010, in the mausoleum at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Hickory.
Cyrus Emmelle Banks, 12, of Newton, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010, at Frye Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home and Crematory in Newton.