Obituaries for July 24, 2013

Jul. 23, 2013 @ 04:53 PM

John Moore

John “Buck” Harrison Moore, 89, of Rhodhiss passed away Sunday, July 21, 2013, at Camelot Manor in Granite Falls.

Born Sept. 6, 1923, in Corbin, Ky., he was the son of the late William and Nancy Moore. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Moore; son, Raymond Lee Jr.; sisters, Ella Jenson and Rebecca Harrison; brothers, James, Robert, Malcolm, and Sylvester Moore; and also an additional seven brothers and sisters; one nephew, James Miller; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and sister-in-law Pauline Moore.

He is survived by a niece, Blanche Harrison of Rhodhiss; nephews, Thomas Harrison of Rhodhiss and Malcolm Harrison of Lenoir; granddaughter, Stephanie Berryman of New Bern; daughter, Debra Adams of Valencia, Calif.; sons, Gary Lee of Pasadena, Calif., and Dennis Lee of Pasadena, Calif.; and sisters, viva Spiteri of Minnesota, Blanche Guerra of Ohio, and Margie White of Florida.

The family will have a private gathering.

Bass-Smith Granite is serving the family of John “Buck” Harrison Moore.

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William Witherspoon

William Fred “Brother” Witherspoon Jr., 55, of Roy Dula Place, Lenoir, died Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at Caldwell Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory.