Obituaries for Sept. 6, 2013

Sep. 05, 2013 @ 06:38 PM

William Deal

William M. Deal, 93, of Swansea, S.C., a Veteran of World War II, has died after sustaining injuries in an auto accident just after his birthday in 2012.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at Swansea First Baptist Church with the Rev. Terry Wilder officiating. Burial will be in Melrose Memorial Garden. The casket will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Culler-McAlhany Funeral Home in North, S.C.

Mr. Deal was born in Lenoir, a son of the late Fred M. and Mamie Lindsay Deal. He was retired from the lumber business and bought and sold rental property. He enjoyed quail hunting and playing golf, having won several trophies.

He was an active member of Swansea First Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and he was a former member of the Swansea Town Council. He was a life member of the Swansea Lions Club, where he recently received his 60 year pin.

Survivors include two sons, David Deal of Columbia, S.C., and James Deal of Swansea; his grandchildren, Meagan and Kevin Deal both of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Brian Deal of Fort Stewart, Ga.; and one sister, Mary Cole of Raleigh (formerly of Lenoir). He was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Imogene G. Deal, and siblings, Lindsey Deal, Joe Deal, Virginia Bradford, Emily Gibbons and Julia Alexander.

Memorials may be made to Swansea First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 550, Swansea, SC 29160.

Culler-McAlhany Funeral Home in North ( is in charge of arrangements.

Sabrina Bowers

Sabrina Deloach Bowers, 37, of Statesville, daughter of Lawrence and Martha Sue Deloach of Lenoir, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013.

A funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Pendry’s Chapel. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. tonight at Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home.

Donna Watson

Donna Lisa Varnadoe Eagle Watson, 46, of Lenoir passed away on Sept. 4, 2013, at her residence.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Zion Road Baptist Church with the Rev. Micah Piercy officiating.

William Killian

William Todd Killian, affectionately known as “Mr. Bell” was born Feb. 13, 1967, in Caldwell County, and on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, was called home.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Douglas Killian and a brother, Reginald Suddreth.

Those left to cherish his memory are his mother, Lallage S. Killian, and his beloved children, I’esha Killian of Winston-Salem, William Todd Killian Jr. of Winston-Salem, Montell Killian of the home, Will Killian of the home, Ke’onna Killian of the home, Jau’Da Killian of the home, E’maane Killian of the home, and Jordan Killian of Baton. He is also survived by his sister Pamela M. Ussery and husband David of Hickory; brother, Dennis Killian and wife Amy of Newton-Conover; sister Kathy Suddreth of Lenoir; brother Mitchell Suddreth of Lenoir; sister Josephine Killian of High Point; sister Sylvia Killian of Hickory; sister Irene Killian and husband the Rev. Benjamin Sudderth of California; brother Roger Killian and wife Theresa of California; brother Clinton Killian and wife Katrina of California; brother William Douglas Killian Jr. and wife Linda of Hickory; and many other relatives and friends.

A celebration of Todd’s life will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at St. Paul AME Church in Lenoir. Burial will follow Blue Ridge Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends on Saturday from 2 until 3 p.m. prior to the service at St. Paul AME Church.

Online condolences may be sent to the Killian Family at

Evans Funeral Service & Crematory of Lenoir is serving the Killian Family.

Ruth Harmon

Ruth Ann Carnett Harmon, 85, of Granite Falls went home to the Lord on Sept. 4, 2013, at her residence.

She was born on Jan. 24, 1928, in Carter County, Tenn., a daughter of the late Ulysses Grant and Pearl Lyon Carnett. She worked 42 years at Shuford Mills Inc. in Granite Falls and 10 years with Hildebran Elementary School Daycare.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Bill Harmon; siblings, Robert Carnett, Amanda Potter, Gene Carnett, Viola LaFone, J. C. Carnett, and Roger Carnett; a grandson, Johnathon Saunders; and great-granddaughter Michaelyn Grace Fowler.

Survivors include two sisters, Joan Coffey of Rhodhiss and Mary Johnson of Rhodhiss; a brother, Ken Carnett of Granite Falls; four daughters, Wanda Saunders of Lenoir, Barbara Harmon of Rhodhiss, Billie Harmon of Granite Falls, and Shirley Townsend of Connelly Springs; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and one on the way.

The family will receive friends at the Family Life Center at First Baptist Church-Granite Falls on Friday, Sept. 6, from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Granite Falls with Dr. Robert B. Evans Jr. officiating. A burial service will follow at Sunset Hills Cemetery in Granite Falls. Mrs. Harmon will lie in state 30 minutes prior to services at the church.

Serving as pallbearers will be her loving grandsons and great grandsons, Jack Lowman, Michael Beshears, Donnie Mason, Chad Fowler, Rob Lowman, Marc Chester, C.J. Lowman III and Peyton Chester.

Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the First Baptist Church Men’s Fellowship Sunday School Class.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Hospice Nurse Melody Kenner of Catawba County Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church-Granite Falls Building Fund, 12 Crestview St., Granite Falls, NC 28630, or Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658.

On-line condolences may be made to the family at

Bass-Smith Granite is serving the family of Ruth Ann Carnett Harmon.

Ralph Hahn

Ralph Raymond Hahn, 66, of Bear Run Road, Lenoir, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care – Lenoir. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory.