Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Betty Lou Miller Watts, age 59, of Conover, passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Sherrills Ford. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Watts family.

Helen Rose Matthews Murray, 89, of Catawba, died on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 at the Conover Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The Murray family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home and Cremations in Conover.

James Earl Lynch, age 89, of Greensboro, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro. Reverends Rodney Mitchell and Perry Huffsteller officiated.

Arthur Prater, age 61, of Newton, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton. The family will receive friends on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Burke Mortuary in Newton.

Stephen W. Townsend, age 70, of Newton, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 after a lengthy stay at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem. The Townsend family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Cremations in Newton.

Margaret Mary Jesch Loebs, 84, of Denver, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 at her residence. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Ct., Glen Allen, VA 23060-9979 or American Cancer Society, 1901 Brunswick Ave., Charlotte, NC 28207.