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Hickory Funeral Home

1031 11th Avenue Blvd SE, Hickory, NC

OBITUARY

Ethel May (McCoury) Lail

May 1, 1925December 24, 2019
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Ethel May McCoury Lail, 94, passed away on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at Frye Regional Medical Center. She was born to the late William McCoury and Rhetta McCoury in Avery County. Ethel was a long time member of Christ Lutheran Church in Hickory. She was a very active member and served on numerous committees and was a proud member of LWML. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Lail; son, William Lail; great grandson, Ethan Parlier; sister, Edith Brown; brothers, Jack McCoury and Herbert Miller. Survivors include her son, Donald E. Lail and Sylvia of Hickory; grandchildren, William E. Lail and Misty, Scott Lail and Cynthia, Rick Lail and Janie, Renae Furr and Teresa, Matthew Lail, Angela Parlier and Steven, Jason Lail and Sarah; great grandchildren, Sadie Lail, Megan Lail, Noah Lail, Reagan Lail, Kaylee Furr, Caleb Furr, Tanner Parlier, and Kolton Ruddy; sisters, Louise Gardland, and Bobbie Eller; brothers, Charles Greer and Pansy, Russell Greer and Fredda; daughter-in-law; Glenda Setzer and Rick; special nieces, Lois Hefner and Jeff, Diane White and Mike; and numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held on Friday, December 27, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the church. Rev. Richard Schwandt and Dr. David Ludwig will be officiating the service. Burial will follow at Catawba Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Christ Lutheran Church, “Carpet Fund”, 324 2nd Ave. SE, Hickory, NC 28602.

  • DONATIONS

  • Christ Lutheran Church, "Carpet Fund"

Services

  • VISITATION Friday, December 27, 2019
  • FUNERAL SERVICE Friday, December 27, 2019

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Ethel May (McCoury) Lail

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Charles Yount

December 28, 2019

as long as i have been going to christ lutheran ,82 years, this is one member that never a bad word spoken about her and will never be thought of with nothing but good memories and that always wonderful smile!

Ken Mcleod

December 24, 2019

Ethel was such a grace-filled woman of God. She will indeed be missed. Our love and sympathies to the family. Grieve as you must but not as those without hope because born this night is the Word made flesh, the hope and source of our salvation!
Love and prayers
Ken and Sue

Judith Bolick

December 24, 2019

Ethel was truly the sweetest lady I have ever known! Since early summer I have been visiting her when I also visited another friend! She was always dressed beautifully and always had on beautiful jewelry! She always seemed glad to see me, I enjoyed those visits so much! Sending prayers and love to al her family!

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