Drum Funeral Home - Conover

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Josie "Jo" Gaye (Huffman) Cline

April 9, 1930September 7, 2020

Josie “Jo” Gaye Huffman Cline, age 90, of Hickory, NC, passed away Monday, September 7, 2020 at her residence in Hickory. Jo was born on April 9, 1930 in Catawba County, the daughter of the late Ottis Roy Huffman and Stacie Buretta Dellinger Huffman.

In addition to her parents, Jo was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, William Wade Cline.

She is survived by sons, Michael Cline, Joel Cline and wife Nancy; daughter, Dianne (Dee Dee) Caudill and husband, Larry; grandchildren, Jonah Cline, Hanna Cline, Neil Caudill and Dana Smith; and 2 great-grandchildren. Jo was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She loved classical music and was an avid reader.

A Graveside Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, September 14, 2020 at Catawba Memorial Park in Hickory with Rev. Randall Cauble of New Jerusalem Lutheran Church officiating. The family will receive friends at the graveside after the service. Condolences may be sent to the Cline family at www.drumfh-conover.com

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be sent to: New Jerusalem Lutheran Church, 2120 Startown Rd., Hickory, NC 28602 or Carolina Caring, 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, NC 28658

The Cline family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover, NC.


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Josie "Jo" Gaye (Huffman) Cline

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Gail Eldred

September 14, 2020

Aunt Jo was a smart, kind woman who willingly shared stories of older relatives and pictures . My Mom, Inez, was Jo's older sister and died over 20 years ago so it was very special to me for her to be able to tell these stories & for me to learn more of our shared history. I will miss her too.
My sympathy to Dee Dee & Larry, Joel, & Michael as well as the rest of the family. Chuck & I are not traveling due to health concerns & the virus but we are with you in spirit . We hope to see you after the danger of the virus is past. Love, Gail Scott Eldred

Peggy & Ervin May

September 9, 2020

We have many wonderful memories of Jo and will cherish them always. She loved shopping at antique stores. Enjoyed getting pedicures and we made many trips to consignment shops.
She was the most generous person you could ever meet. We will miss her!!!!!!


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