Elizabeth Huffman DREXEL Mrs. Elizabeth W. Huffman, 83, of Drexel, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, while at the Burke Hospice and Palliative Care Center, Valdese. Born Dec. 10, 1928, in Burke County, she was a daughter of the late George Ward and Nellie Whisenant Ward. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Huffman was also preceded in death by four brothers, Ricky, Bobby, Billy and David Ward; and a sister, Mary Francis Street. Mrs. Huffman was a member of the Drexel Memorial Baptist Chur-ch where she was active in the choir. She will be remembered as a compassionate and caring mother, grandmother and friend that often called to check on her family and church family. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband, of 65 years, Millard "Buck" Huffman, of the home; two sons, Steve Huffman and Alan Huffman and wife, Deborah, all of Drexel; a daughter, Judy H. Crawley and husband, Bill, of Morganton; a sister, Dorothy Dean and husband, Harold, of Mor-ganton; six grandchildren, Amanda Firestine, Kristen Rogers, Lori Fletcher, Kelly Fletcher-Kress, Dwight Fletcher and Aaron Huffman; five great-grand-children and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins will also cherish her memory. Funeral services for Mrs. Huffman will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15, graveside at the Burke Memorial Park with the Rev. G. Ray Raymer officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 to 1:45 p.m., just before the services, at Kirksey Funeral Home, Morganton. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at kirkseymorganton. com.
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