Sympathy News

Sympathy News – Reva Pennell’s Grandson

Our condolences go out to Reva Pennell with Pennell Properties in the unexpected passing of her grandson, Jonathan Greene. Jonathan passed away Tuesday, February 5. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 4:30 PM at First United Methodist Church of Lenoir conducted by Dr. David Melton and Rev. Josh Hughes. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the Christian Life Center.

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests memorial contributions be made to First United Methodist Church of Lenoir, 309 Church Street, Lenoir, NC 28645 or First Baptist Church of Lenoir, 304 Main Street, Lenoir, NC 28645.

Cards may be sent to Reva Pennell at Pennell Properties, 104 Crestline Place NE, Lenoir, NC 28645.

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Sympathy News – Debbie Stratton

Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family of former affiliate, Debbie Stratton. Debbie passed away yesterday, February 1. She was a special lady and she will be missed. 

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, February 4, 2019, at First United Methodist Church officiated by the Rev. Paul Christy and the Rev. Jennifer Forrester. Burial will follow at the Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM on Sunday, February 3, 2019, at Bass-Smith Funeral Home. 

Memorials may be made to Carolina Caring, First United Methodist Church, Salvation Army, and the American Cancer Society. 

Sympathy News – Former REALTOR® Linda Collins

Our condolences go out to the family of former REALTOR®,  Linda Collins  of Prime Properties Group. She passed away on Tuesday January 15, 2019.  Linda’s heath had been declining for some time.  Please keep Melvin, her husband, their children and the rest of the family in your prayers. The receiving will be held on Friday Jan 18 from 2-3:30 pm.  A Celebration of life will follow at Dudley Shoals Baptist Church.  Bass Smith Granite is handling all arrangements. Click here for the full obituary.

Cards may be sent to The Collins Family 3735 Old Petra Mill Rd Granite Falls, NC 28630.

Sympathy News – Monte York

Our heartfelt condolences go out to Monte York, with Century 21 American Homes, in the passing of his wife, Kelly.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 15 at 11:00 am at Concordia Lutheran Church, 216 5th Ave SE, Conover, NC 28613. The receiving will immediately follow in the Family Life Center located at the school across the street. Please attend if you are able to do so.

If you would like to send Monte a card:
Century 21 American Homes
Attn: Monte York
3175 Hwy 70 SE, Suite A
Newton, NC 28658

Sympathy News – Linda Meares

Our condolences go out to Linda Meares, with Coldwell Banker Boyd & Hassell, for the loss of her husband, J. Stanley Meares. He passed away on August 2, 2018 at Catawba Regional Hospice.

A memorial service was held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at Corinth Reformed Church with the Rev. Dr. Bob Thompson and the Rev. Lori Blocker officiating. The family received friends an hour prior to the service from 2 – 3:00 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his honor to Safe Harbor, 16 1st Ave., NE, Hickory, NC 28602 or Corinth Reformed Church, Samaritan Fund, 150 16th Ave., NW, Hickory, NC 28601 or Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, NC 28658. Click Here for the full obituary.

If you would like to send Linda a card, please send to:
Linda D. Meares
Coldwell Banker Boyd & Hassell
127 1st Ave NE
Hickory, NC 28601

Sympathy News

6/18/18 – Our heartfelt condolences go out to Debbie Furst, our CVAR/MLS Services Director, in the loss of her father Robert L. Follweiler. Her father passed away on Thursday, June 14 in Bethlehem, PA. Relatives and friends are invited to call Friday, June 22nd, from 2:30 to 3:00 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 3:00 p.m. all in the James Funeral Home, 527 Center St., Bethlehem. Offer condolences at If you would like to send Debbie a card:  CVAR, 361 2nd Street NW, Hickory, NC 28601.