Obituaries for May 25, 2013

May. 24, 2013 @ 05:13 PM

Mary Brown

Mary Magadelene Brown, 83, of Granite Falls passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013, at her residence.

Born Feb. 1, 1930, in Caldwell County she was the daughter of the late Joseph Whisnant and Mary Sanders Whisnant.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by five sons, General O. Jay Whisnant, Gary Arthur, Herbert Donnie, Michael Douglas, and Kenneth Joe Brown; one son-in-law, John Colvard; five brothers; one sister; and two grandchildren.

She attended Emmanuel Baptist church.

Survivors include her husband, Arthur Paul Brown of the home; three sons, Jimmy Brown and fiancé Teresa Church of Lenoir, Danny Brown and wife Sandra of Hudson, Larry Brown and wife Debbie of Hudson; four daughters, Pauline Colvard of Rhodhiss, Helen Spradling and husband Clifford of Connelly Springs, Peggy Wright and husband Danny of Hudson, Tammy Dye and husband Christopher of Lenoir; a daughter-in-law, Janet Brown of Granite Falls; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, May 26, 2013, at 3:30 p.m. at the Bass-Smith Granite Chapel with the Rev. Phillip Coffey and the Rev. Danny Wright officiating. Burial will follow in the Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. prior to the service at Bass-Smith Granite.

The grandsons of Mrs. Brown will serve as pallbearers.

Bass-Smith Granite is serving the family of Mary Magadelene Brown.

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Josephine Chester

Josephine E. Chester, 83, passed away on Friday, May 24, 2013, at Caldwell Hospice. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Evans Funeral Service & Crematory.

Roy Coffey

Roy Rogers Coffey, 73, of Newport died Thursday, May 23, 2013, at home. Arrangements are incomplete. Arrangements are by Brooks Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. of Morehead City. Access online obituary and Internet condolences through