Loretta (Yount) Huffman

August 8, 1933February 13, 2021

Sophia Loretta Yount Huffman, age 87, of Conover, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2021 at Conover Nursing and Rehabiliation Center after declining health and a battle with COVID pneumonia. Born in Catawba County on August 8, 1933, Loretta was the daughter of the late Robert Glenn Yount and Edna Shook Yount.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde “Toby” Hoke Huffman; sisters, Glenna Mae Estes, Frances Aderholt, Isobel Setzer and Sara Olup; and brothers, J. McDaniel, Hugh, Ralph, and Robert.

Those left to cherish her memory are brother-in-law Johnny Olup; sister-in-law, Jackie Devlin; and many special nieces and nephews.

Upon graduation from high school, Loretta attended Lenoir Rhyne College in Hickory. She retired as an administrative assistant from the Central Office of Catawba County Schools.

A graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at Mt. Calvary Claremont Cemetery with Rev. David Hefner officiating.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the graveside.

Condolences may be sent to the Huffman family at

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to: Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, 3180 W. Main St., Claremont, NC 28610.

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


  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021


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Roxanna Mote

February 21, 2021

We will miss Aunt Loretta dearly, she was the last of the Yount siblings of that generation. She is blessed now to be in the presence of our Lord. She is happy to be reunited with Uncle Toby and lots of other family members. She is not sad and lonely anymore. We will rejoice for her while we grieve for our loss.

Donna Winters

February 19, 2021

I am thankful she is with Uncle Toby and all her brothers and sisters now. She had a rough time this past year with the lock down and no visitors. I know she is where she has wanted to be for a good while. We love you Aunt Loretta!