Catherine Blackwood Bolick

June 22, 1926July 1, 2019

Catherine “Kitty” Blackwood Bolick, age 93, of Conover, NC, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 1, 2019, at Trinity Village in Hickory, NC. Born June 22, 1926, in Lamar County, MS, she was the daughter of the late Remus Tally Blackwood and Sybil Posey Blackwood.

Catherine was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Conover, NC, and was the former owner and operator of The Smart Shop. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family and especially enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren, whom she adored.

In addition to her parents, Catherine was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Smith Bolick, Sr.; son, Herman Smith “Smitty” Bolick, Jr.; brothers, Glenn Blackwood and Milton Blackwood; and a sister, Mary Ethel Blackwood Massey.

Survivors include her daughter, Linda B. Bolick and husband Jerome of Conover, NC; daughter-in-law, Opal Eckard Bolick of Conover, NC; sister, Peggy Blackwood Pittman of Hattiesburg, MS; grandchildren, Chadwick Bolick and partner Gene Chan of San Francisco, CA, Nicole Bolick Driver and husband Doug of Raleigh, NC, and Judith Lynn Bolick Munday and husband Cody of Jacksonville, FL; great-grandchildren, Ryan Driver and Madeline Driver.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, July 5, 2019, at Conover City Cemetery with Rev. Craig Schultz officiating. The family will greet friends following the graveside service.

Condolences may be sent to the Bolick family at

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to: Concordia Lutheran Church, 216 5th Ave. SE, Conover, NC, 28613 or to Trinity Village, 1265 21st St. NE, Hickory, NC, 28601.

The Bolick family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Conover, NC


  • Graveside Service Friday, July 5, 2019
  • Receiving of Friends Friday, July 5, 2019


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Connie Lingle

July 18, 2019

Linda and Family - so saddened to have Kitty leave us, but knowing she is in her Heavenly home and being greeted by so many friends and especially her son makes that easier. May the Lord wrap His loving arms around you and support and keep you during this difficult time. Know your Mother was loved and appreciated by all that knew her and her memory will live on in many hearts and minds. Our prayers are with you.

Jim & Connie Lingle

Lila Kuehnert

July 5, 2019

Dear Jerome & Linda and daughter Lynn Bolick Munday,
I regret not being well enough to attend the Grave Side Service on July 5th. The PEACE of the Lord be with you.

James Hollar

July 5, 2019

To Bolick Family
I would like to express my condolences to all. Your mother was a Grand lady that loves you all. May God bless you.

Dennis Bolick

July 4, 2019

I am so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. I kept her in my prayers daily and I know she is in Heaven now with Uncle Herman and Smitty. Please accept my condolences and God bless you, Jerome and your daughter and other family.

I love you and hope you are doing well.
Cousin Denny Bolick

Van Bolick

July 4, 2019

Linda, I’m so sorry to hear of Aunt Catherine passing. Prayers to you and your family in this difficult time. I’m out of town and would have loved to come to the service, but unfortunately I can’t. God bless you all.
Van and Lore Bolick