OBITUARY

Claude Lee Hefner

May 19, 1925September 10, 2013
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HICKORY - Claude Lee Hefner, 88, passed away September 10, 2013 at Frye Regional Medical Center after a period of declining health. Claude was born May 19, 1925 in Catawba Co. to the late Lloyd and Golda Bumgarner Hefner. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Inez Collins Hefner and a brother, Jimmy Carroll Hefner. He was an active lifelong member of Miller’s Lutheran Church, a WW II veteran and served in the US Army in Normandy and the European Theatre, a retired brick mason, member of the American Legion, past member of VFW and a member of Lisbon Hunting Club. Surviving are his daughter; Janet McMillian of Newton; sons; Tommy Hefner and wife, Evelyn, of Hickory and Bobby Hefner of Thomasville; grandsons, Chad Parker and wife, Kim, of Taylorsville, Dustin Ladd and wife, Shaylyn, of Catawba, Rev. Chris Hefner and wife, Kristin, of Celina, TN; granddaughters, Maranda Ladd of Newton and Nikki Hefner of Charleston, SC; great-grandchildren, Collin Ladd, Mayson Ladd, Abigail Hefner, and Daniel Hefner; sisters, Reba Carter and husband, Oscar, of Hickory, Nancy Holmes of Sherrills Ford, Olivia Miller of Conover and Alma Jo Cole of Tomball, TX. and a brother, Grady Hefner and wife, Eula Kate, of Hickory. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6:00 until 8:00 P. M. at Hickory Funeral Home. Services will be Friday, September 13, at 11:00 A. M. at Miller’s Lutheran Church with Rev. Steve Rhodes, Rev. Chris Hefner and Rev. Robert Alle officiating. The body will be placed in the church thirty minutes prior to the funeral hour. Burial will follow in Catawba Memorial Park with military honors conducted by American Legion Post #48. Memorials may be made to Miller’s Lutheran Church, heating and air condition fund, 2280 12th. Ave., NE, Hickory, N. C. 28601. Condolences may be made online at www.hickoryfh.com. Hickory Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • FUNERAL SERVICE Friday, September 13, 2013
  • VISITATION Thursday, September 12, 2013

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  • Burial
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Wanda Hefner Pollard

September 21, 2013

Just found out a few days ago about Claude Lee's passing. I spent alot of time at the Hefner home many many years ago as a teenager with his daughter, Janet. Claude was always such a pleasant person, always with a smile on his face and always making me feel welcome at his home. It has been many years since I saw Claude last, but I will never forget his kindness and gentle personality. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

Cynthis Keaton White

September 16, 2013

Olivia, Reba & Oscar and family. Very sorry to learn of the passing of your brother. It sounds like he lived a full and honorable life. My thoughts and prayers to you all.

Phyllis Pegram

September 12, 2013

Janet,
So sorry for the loss of your father. I know you will miss him greatly. My prayers and thoughts are with you during the time of sorrow. If I can help in any way, please do not hesitate to let me know>

Beneta Sherrill

September 12, 2013

What an absolute wonderful caring man. He will truly be missed until I see him in heaven. I am so thankful I was able to spend time with him at the Hospice House when his sweet wife was there. I could see the love and care in his eyes when he walked into her room. But I could also see the pain he was feeling knowing she would not be with him much longer. I know he is in heaven with her now and he is at peace. Until we meet again my friend

September 12, 2013

so sorry to hear about your lose. our prayers are with you and your family. God will heal the emptiness in your hearts. God bless you and your family. the Allen Clay Setzer family

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