Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Earl Andrew McAlister, Jr. passed away Saturday, July 7 at Palliative Care Center & Hospice of Catawba Valley after a long illness.  The family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Cremations in Newton.
Thomas Charles Howard, age 59, of Catawba passed away Sunday, July 8, 2012 at the V.A. Hospital in Salisbury.  Memorials may be made to Rehobeth United Methodist Church or Palliative Care Center and Hospice of Catawba Valley.

Richard Dwayne “Haney” Gilbert, 47 of Granite Falls passed away Saturday July 7, 2012 at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem. Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016.

Johnny Lowell Killian, age 76, of East Hwy. 150, Maiden passed away Sunday, July 8, 2012 at his residence.  Memorials may be given to: Hospice of Catawba Valley, 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, NC 28658 and/or Mt. View Baptist Church, Building Fund, 5045 East Maiden Rd., Maiden, NC 28650.

Leroy “Billy” Kennedy Sr., age 76, of Newton passed away Saturday, July 7, 2012 at his residence. The family will receive friends on Saturday 11 a.m. to noon at the church prior to the service.

Dorothy Jean Burgess Rivenburgh, 89 of Conover died Sunday, July 8, 2012 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. A graveside service will be 110 a.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at Plateau United Methodist Church Cemetery.