Julie Grey (Drum) Kanipe
April 30, 1933 – September 9, 2019
Julie Drum Kanipe, 86, of Conover passed away Monday, September 9, 2019 at Carolina Caring. She was born in Wilson County, on April 30, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Reuben Paul and Rosa Lee Hollar Drum. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sisters Catherine Little, Pauline Eckard, Dorothy Deal, Betty Hefner, and JoAnn Starr; brothers Jack Drum and Howard Drum, and former husband and father of her children James Terrell Kanipe. Julie was a lifelong member of St. Stephens Lutheran Church ELCA and a graduate of St. Stephens High School. She is survived by her daughters Angela Kanipe Surratt and husband Clarence of Newton, Trudy Kanipe of Newton and Jill Stewart of Conover; grandsons Bennie A. Foy III, Colby Stewart, and Ethan Stewart; great grandson Logan Foy; step- granddaughter Brandi Surratt; step-great granddaughters Kayleigh, Kyleigh, and Ryleigh; sisters Juanita Deitz, and Sue Clay and husband Bud; good friend Willie Grace Robbins, and numerous nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held Friday, September 13, 2019 from 1:30pm to 2:45pm at St. Stephens Lutheran Church ELCA. Funeral service will follow at 3:00 pm with Reverend Leonard Bolick officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to Carolina Caring, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658. Online condolences may be left at www.hickoryfh.com. Arrangements are with Hickory Funeral Home.
3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658
- VISITATION Friday, September 13, 2019
- MEMORIAL SERVICE Friday, September 13, 2019