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  • Deacon Drummer dies, aged 63

    LAKELAND, Fla. — Deacon Kenneth Lee Drummer died unexpectedly on Aug. 2, 2017, in Lakeland, Fla., at the age of 63. A funeral Mass was celebrated Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church,...

  • St. Joseph Academy co-founder dies aged 98

    MAGGIE VALLEY — St. Joseph Sister Mary Isabel Carpenter, 98, died on Thursday, June 29, 2017, at Maggie Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation. A rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Friday, July 7, and at...

  • Deacon Gene Gillis passes away, aged 87

    KERNERSVILLE — Deacon Eugene "Gene" Gillis passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, aged 87.A Vigil for the Deceased and a rosary will be held beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 18, 2017, at Holy...

  • Mercy Sister Carmen Cruz passes away

    BELMONT — Mercy Sister Carmen Cruz, 82, entered eternal life June 9, 2017, at the Sisters of Mercy's Sacred Heart Convent in Belmont. A service of remembrance will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 15,...

  • Sister Veronica Grover passes away

    ROSEMONT, Pennsylvania – Veronica Grover, SHCJ, who was a Sister of the Holy Child Jesus for 66 years, died of heart failure on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at Holy Child Center in Rosemont, PA. Born...

  • Mooresville deacon passes away, aged 83

    MOORESVILLE — Deacon Robert Michael Kratchman, 83, of Mooresville went home to the Lord after passing away peacefully on Thursday, April 6, 2017. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday,...

  • Mercy Sister Mary Matthew Snow passes away at 95

    BELMONT — Mercy Sister Mary Matthew Snow, 95, died Friday, March 31, 2017, at Marian Center, Sacred Heart Convent in Belmont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday,...

  • Former St. Joan of Arc School principal passes away

    SAINT MARY-OF-THE-WOODS, Ind. — Sister Rose Marita Riordan died March 19, 2017, in Lourdes Hall, on the campus of the Sisters of Providence in Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind. She was 95. The Mass of...

  • Mercy Sister Mary Bernarda Hoff passes away

    BELMONT — Surrounded by a small group of Sisters, Mercy Sister Mary Bernarda Hoff died peacefully on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, at Marian Center in Belmont after a lengthy illness. Sister Bernarda was a...

  • Maggie Valley deacon passes away, aged 83

    MAGGIE VALLEY — Deacon Gerard (Jerry) Peter LaPointe Jr., 83, died Dec. 18, 2016.A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 23, 2016, at St. Margaret of Scotland Church in Maggie...

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