William Morgan Barnett, Jr., 81, passed away March 27, 2013 at Catawba Regional Hospice. The Barnett family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home in Hickory.
Rev. Billy Ray Cook, 76, of Claremont died Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Abernethy Laurels in Newton. Memorials may be given to: Catawba Valley Baptist Church, Youth Fund, 3990 Shepherd Rd., Maiden, N.C., 28650 and/or National Parkinson Association.
Betty Lou Houston Smith, 65, of Conover died Thursday, March 28, 2013 at her residence. The family will receive friends Saturday from 1- 1:45 p.m. at Burke Mortuary in Newton, prior to the service.