Obituaries for April 30, 2013

Apr. 29, 2013 @ 05:00 PM

Joseph Autrey

Joseph Wesley “Joey” Autrey, 38, died April 26, 2013.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Burkemont Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Sossoman Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Jack Conrad

Jack S. “Dude” Conrad, 83, of 525 Circle Drive, Hudson, died Saturday, April 28, 2013, at Caldwell Palliative and Hospice Care. He was the son of the late Frank Conrad and Ellie Brittian Conrad. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers: Neil Harrison Conrad and Harold Ashley Conrad.

After serving in the Korean conflict, Mr. Conrad spent most of his life in the retail furniture business. Dude attended the Hudson First Baptist Church, where he was a member. He was a member of the Hibriten Masonic Lodge for over 50 years and was also a member of the Oasis Shriners. He and his wife, Melvina, have two children, Gregory Keith Conrad and Jeannie Conrad Hollar. He also is survived by three grandchildren: Ryan Gregory Conrad, Blair Conrad Hollar, and Jayne Elizabeth Hollar.

A service of remembrance will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, May 2, at First Baptist Church of Hudson. The Rev. Mack Jarvis will officiate. Interment will immediately follow the service at Sardis Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 prior to the service.

The family respectfully requests that memorials be made to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood St., Lenoir, NC 28645.

Online condolences may be sent to the Conrad family at

The Conrad family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Evans Funeral Service in Lenoir.

Jean Haghani

Jean Cobaugh Haghani, 70, passed away on Friday, April 26, 2013, at Caldwell Hospice. She was born in Wilmington, Del., on Jan. 20, 1943. She was married to the late Gary Robinson.

Mrs. Haghani was a graduate of Mount San Antonio College in Walnut, Calif. She attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Lenoir and was an active member of the Lenoir Women’s Club where she served as secretary.

In addition to her mother and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Mariam E. Haghani.

She is survived by her father, Thomas T. Russi of Henderson, Nev.; son, Edward H. Haghani of Lenoir; granddaughter, Mariam H. Haghani of Annville, Penn.; grandson, Julien P. Haghani of Annville, Penn.; stepdaughter, Christina Crowe of Redington Beach, Fla.; stepson, Jason Robinson of Chandler, Ariz.; and sister, Charlotte Miller of Palo Alto, Calif.

The funeral service for Mrs. Haghani will be held in the Chapel of Evans Funeral Service on Thursday, May 2, 2013, at 11 a.m. with President Steve Conners officiating.

The family will receive friends from 10 until 11 prior to the service.

Interment will take place on Monday, May 6, 2013, at Forest Lawn of Covina Hills Cemetery in San Dimas, Calif.

The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be sent to Lenoir Woman’s Club, P.O. Box 2148, Lenoir, NC 28645.

Online condolences may be sent to the Haghani Family at

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

Mamie Craig

Mamie E. Craig, 86, of Lenoir died Monday, April 29, 2013, at Caldwell Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory.