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Marie Shuler and Jack Washington lll
Mother and Son
Jack was a loving uncle, cousin, friend, father figure, and mate who was always there for his family and friends. He loved sports, especially football (the Dallas Cowboys), and owning his own business. He will be remembered by all of the family and friends with whom he has ever come in the contact.

Marie was a loving wife, mother aunt cousin and friend. She loved people and life to no end. It was nothing for her to have a person smiling and laughing. She touched the lives of everyone around her. To those that knew her she was a diva and an Icon.

Both Marie and Jack will be missed. Those persons who Express interest in donating, we request that donations be made to the funeral home to defray cost.

$450 of $14,000 raised
3.2142857142857142857142857100 % Complete
BRONX, NY
Mia Serena Vaughters
8/28/1960 - 7/6/2024
Mia Serena ("Ann") Vaughters,63 of Morganton, departed from this earthly life on Saturday, July 6, 2024, at UNC Health Blue Ridge. Born August 28, 1960 in Burke County, she was the daughter of the late James Vaughters and the late Bertha Wilkins Vaughters. She was educated in the Burke County School System and upon graduation went on to earn her Bachelor's degree to become a substance abuse counselor for many years. Ann attended St. Stephens Episcopal Church until her health began to decline. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by siblings Donna V. Brown and her husband Andre and Curtis Wilkins.

Left to mourn her loss but cherish her loving and precious memories is her beloved daughter Caitlin Pearson of the home; grandchildren Isaiah Davis, Brooklyn Brown, and Marleigh Brown; special nieces Dominique brown and Courtney Brown-Canty; nephew Andre Brown; great-nephew Zayden Canty, and a host of other relatives and friends.


The Vaughters family will gather for a celebration of life honoring the memory of Mia at a later date. Let us continue to keep the Vaughters, Wilkins, and connected families in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. The family has asked that memorial contributions in honor of Ms. Mia Vaughters be made on this donation site.

$2,200 raised
This funeral fund has ended.
Morganton, NC
John Key Sr.
1/25/1939 - 6/6/2024
John Key Sr., 85, of Columbia, passed away surrounded by his family on Thursday, June 6, 2024, at his home. Arrangements are pending.

$440 of $8,000 raised
5.500 % Complete
Boonville, MO
Phillip Wayne Wingfield
3/13/1973 - 6/9/2024
Phillip was a loving father, hard-worker and loved providing and being there for his family. He loved cookouts, football (the Dallas Cowboys), and loved owning his own business. He will be remembered by his mother, father, sister, children, and countless others. 4th of July was always a hit at his house when he invited the whole family. We cooked out, swam and just enjoyed our time with each other. He was a family man and he was taken far too soon. We will all miss you more than words can say. He was taken from us too soon and a senseless act of violence.

$385 of $8,000 raised
4.812500 % Complete
Atoka, OK
Ritchie Smith
7/2/2024
It is with heavy hearts that we confirm the loss of Ritchie Smith who transitioned from this life on July 2, 2024. Ritchie was man of his word. He was a hard worker and a loving father. Ritchie was a son, brother, father, grandfather, cousin, and friend who deserves a dignified going home service. During, this difficult time the family is asking for financial assistance to provide Ritchie with a service befitting of who he was.  No donations are too small, and all assistance is greatly appreciated. Service information is forthcoming.

$700 of $8,940 raised
7.8299776286353467561521252800 % Complete
Milford , DE
Darryl Andrew Conley
2/3/1961 - 6/17/2024
Mr. Darryl Andrew Conley, 63 of Morganton, went home to be with his Lord on Monday June 17, 2024 at UNC-Health Blue Ridge. Born February 3, 1961 in Burke County, he was the son of the late Horatio Bristol and the late Linda Mary Conley. He was educated in the Burke County School System and graduated from Freedom High School. Darryl was a faithful member of New Hope in Christ Church under the leadership of Pastor LaTrese Lyerly. He will be remembered for his humor, wisdom, and jovial nature. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers Horatio ("Little Race") Bristol, Rev. Max Bristol, Tracy Conley, and Angelo Davis. Left to mourn his loss but cherish his precious memories are his sisters Linda Caldwell (Ronnie) of Morganton, Shirley Smith of Greensboro, NC, Brenda Conley of Hallsboro, NC, Sherry Bristol, Sandra Bristol, and Becky Davis; brothers Herbert Bristol of Asheville, NC, James Bristol (Catrina) of Savannah, GA, Johnny Bristol (Francine) of Asheville, NC, Kenneth Conley of Morganton, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

$1,320 raised
This funeral fund has ended.
Morganton, NC
Ingrid Smith
5/16/1969 - 6/28/2024
With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Ingrid Smith, 55, of Columbia, MO, who left us on Friday, June 28, 2024, at the University of Missouri Hospital. Ingrid's sudden departure has left a void in our lives. To honor her memory, the family is planning a celebration of her life and is humbly asking for donations. Any amount you can contribute will be a heartfelt blessing to the family during this difficult time.

$160 of $30,000 raised
0.5333333333333333333333333300 % Complete
Boonville, MO
Terrance Monroe Forney
4/7/1954 - 6/23/2024
Mr. Terrance Monroe Forney, 70 of Morganton, passed away on Sunday June 23, 2024 at his residence. Memorial Contributions in honor of Mr. Forney may be made on this donation site.

$630 raised
This funeral fund has ended.
Morganton, NC
Tom A. Payne
8/29/1986 - 7/9/2024
It is with deep sorrow that we inform you of the passing of Tom Payne at the age of 37. He is survived by loving family and friends who mourn his loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Payne family during this difficult time. The family of Mr. Tom Payne has asked that memorial contributions in his honor be made on this donation page.

$1,892 of $5,000 raised
37.8400 % Complete
Morganton, NC