Obituaries for June 26, 2013

Jun. 25, 2013 @ 03:39 PM

Linda Dyson

Linda M. Dyson, 70, of Newton died Sunday, June 23, 2013. The family will receive friends from 2  to 3 p.m. on Friday, June 28, at the First Baptist Church of Whitnel. A graveside service will immediately follow at 3 p.m. in the church cemetery.

Joani Dunigan

Joani Lee Crouch Dunigan, 54, of Granite Falls passed away on Monday, June 24, 2013, at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care in Hudson.

Born July 31, 1958 in Caldwell County, Joani was a daughter of Willie Sue Yount Crouch and the late Lester Crouch. Joani had worked as a waitress for a number of years and enjoyed reading and writing. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a sister, Renee Crouch.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by two sisters, Pam Scott and husband David, and Jackie Walston and husband Ray; two brothers, Chris Crouch, and Mike Crouch and wife Hannah; and numerous other relatives.

A celebration of Joani’s life will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at 4:30 p.m. in the Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 3347 Christie Road, Hudson, with the Rev. Clyde Bumgarner and the Rev. Nathan Leasure officiating.

The family will receive friends at the church prior to the service from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Memorials can be made to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care at 902 Kirkwood St., Lenoir, NC  28645.

Online condolences may be sent to the Dunigan Family at

Evans Funeral Service and Crematory of Lenoir is serving the Dunigan Family.

Jean Benz

Jean K. Benz, 84, of Granite Falls, died Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at Shaire Center. No services are planned at this time. Online condolences may be left at Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.