Obituaries for Feb. 16, 2013

Feb. 16, 2013 @ 07:21 AM

Mary Sudderth

Mrs. Mary Evelyn Tuttle Sudderth, 93, of Winston-Salem passed away Friday, February 8, 2013 at Forsyth Medical Center.  Mrs. Sudderth was born in Caldwell County on August 2, 1919 to Robert Columbus Tuttle and Caroline Kirby Tuttle.  She was a member of Konnoak Baptist Church and retired from Sears and Roebuck Company. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert William Sudderth; and an infant son, Robert Duane Sudderth. Surviving are two sons, Tom Sudderth and wife Wilda of Lewisville, and David Sudderth and wife Robin of Yadkinville; four grandchildren, Tim Sudderth and wife Stephanie of Charlotte, Rhonda Tiddy and husband Kevin of Lewisville, Haley and Erika Sudderth, both of Yadkinville; and six great grandchildren.  A funeral service was held 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 11, 2013 at Konnoak Baptist Church in Winston-Salem.  A graveside service followed at 2:30 p.m. Monday, at Yadkin Baptist Church in Lenoir. The family received friends from 5 -7 p.m. Sunday evening at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel in Winston-Salem. Online condolences may be made at

James Hodges (with photo)

James M. “Jim” Hodges, age 76, of Dotson Lane, Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away Thursday, February 14, 2013, at his home.

Mr. Hodges was born July 20, 1936 in Watauga County, a son of the late Paul Washington Hodges and Lillie Mae Shore Hodges. He retired from Civil Service and served in the Korean War with United States Army and Air Force. Mr. Hodges played multiple instruments for the Boone Trail Band and his church, for many,many years.

Mr. Hodges is survived by his wife Jimma Lou Culler Hodges of the home; two sisters, Jane Main and husband Ronda of Granite Falls, and Jo Ann Crump and husband Jerry of Lenoir, and a special sister-in-law, Lana King of Mountain City. He is also survived by a number of special nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews, who loved him.

In addtion to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Jean Eggers, brother-in-law, Blaine, and his beloved Boston Terrier, Mandolin.

Funeral services for James M. “Jim” Hodges will be conducted Sunday afternoon, February 17, 2013, at 2:00, at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. The body will lie in state, at the chapel, from 12:30 until 2:00 o’clock. Officiating will be Pastor Wynn Greer and Reverend David Hankal. Military graveside rites and burial, provided by American Legion Post 130 and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 90, will follow in Jont Brown Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon, from 12:30 until 2:00 o’clock, at the funeral home, prior to the service.

Flowers are appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made to Mountain States Hospice, 101 Med Tech Parkway, Suite 100, Johnson City, Tennessee, 37604.

Online condolences may be sent to the Hodges family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

Adam Clarke (with photo)

Adam Calvin Clarke, 21, of Lenoir passed away Thursday, February, 14, 2013 at Wake Forest Medical Center in Winston Salem.

Adam was born at Grace Hospital in Morganton, NC.  He is survived by his father, Jeffery D. Clarke and his mother, Karen W. Clarke of Lenoir, his grandparents Linda Walker, John and Kaye Clarke, great great aunt Lunda Wheeler and many aunts uncles, cousins and friends. He was a 2011 graduate of Haywood Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Fish and Wildlife Management.  He was employed part time at Lowes Home Improvement in Morganton, NC. Adam was a member of Mulvale Baptist Church. Adam loved being outdoors hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandmothers, Grace Walker and Florence Chester, and a great uncle, Ray Walker.

A Celebration of Life  Service will be held Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Mulvale Baptist Church with Reverend Brian Smith and Reverend Stanley Townsend officiating.

The family requests the presence of Adam’s closest friends to attend the 11 AM worship service at Mulvale Baptist Church on Sunday, February 17, 2013 in honor of his life.

The family requests that memorials be made to Mulvale Baptist Church Youth or Missions Fund, 3951 Collettsville Road, Lenoir, NC 28645.

Online condolences to the family may be placed at

Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home and Crematory is honored to be serving the family of Adam Calvin Clarke.

Jessie Fults

Mrs. Jessie Jane Bristol Fults, age 32, of Collettsville, passed away on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at her home.

Born July 31, 1980 in Burke County, Jessie was a daughter of James C. and Pauline Bristol.  She enjoyed hunting & fishing and listening to music.  She had a big heart and went out of her way to help others.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Shon Patrick Fults of Collettsville; her children, Jay Bristol, Reba Bristol and Crissy Bristol of Collettsville; two sisters, Becky Tester, husband Terry, of Happy Valley, and Satin Laws, husband Chris, of Lenoir; a brother, Rocky Bristol, wife Tammy, of Collettsville; she is also survived by numerous other relatives.

A celebration of Jessie’s life will be on Sunday, February 17, 2013 in the Chapel of Evans Funeral Service at 2:00 PM with Pastor Michael Woody officiating. Interment will follow the service at Jacy’s Haven in Collettsville.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home prior to the service from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to the family at 5236 Franklin Place, Collettsville, NC  28611.

Online condolences may be sent to the Fults/Bristol Family at

Evans Funeral Service & Crematory of Lenoir is serving the Fults/Bristol Family.

Freda Hamby

Freda Parthana Hamby, age 48, of Twin Pines, Hudson, died Thursday, February 14, 2013. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory.

Bessie Chester

Mrs. Bessie B. Chester, age 95 passed away on Friday, February 15, 2013 at her residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Evans Funeral Service &Crematory.

James Avery Sr.

Mr. James Edward “Jimmy” Avery Sr., 84, 324 Rocky Ford St., Morganton, NC answered the call of the Lord on Friday, February 15, 2013 at Grace Hospital. A private Memorial Service and private burial have been planned. Ebony Funeral Services of Morganton is caring for the family.