Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations

3060 US Hwy 70 SE, Hickory, NC


Nellie Pauline Hefner

April 10, 1919July 18, 2020

PAULINE BALL HEFNER HICKORY – Pauline Ball Hefner of Hickory passed away peacefully and gracefully July 18, 2020. She graced this world with her strong, and courageous personality for 101 + years. Pauline was born on April 10, 1919 in Elkin, NC to the late Ralph and Cora Ball. She was the oldest living member of Christ Lutheran Church where she served on the Altar Guild and a member of the church choir. Pauline was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend to all who knew her. She was an expert seamstress and loved working in her flower gardens. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Earl, grandson Chuck Lail, and son in law David Reep. Survivors include daughters, Linda Lail and husband Montie, Romona Reep; sons, Dan Hefner and wife Phyllis and Terry Hefner and wife Kathy; 7 granchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews and other family members. A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, July 24, 2020 at 12 PM at Catawba Memorial Park with Pastor Richard Schwandt officiating. Burial will follow. All in attendance are requested to wear masks and practice social distancing. A special thank you to Trinity Ridge who provided loving care over the last two years. In lieu of flowers memorials may be left to Christ Lutheran Church, 324 2nd Ave SE, Hickory, NC 28602 or a charity of your choice. Condolences may be left at www.catawbamemorialpark.com. The Hefner Family is under the care of Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations.


  • Linda Lail (Montie), Daughter
  • Romona Reep, Daughter
  • Dan Hefner (Phyllis), Son
  • Terry Hefner (Kathy), Son
  • 7 Grandchildren, 11 Great-grandchildren, a host of nieces & nephews and other family members.

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  • Shawn Dagenhardt
  • Todd Lail
  • Morgan Hefner
  • Jason Reep
  • Tyler Hefner
  • Dylan Hefner

  • Christ Lutheran Church
  • Charity of your choice


  • Graveside Service

    Friday, July 24, 2020


Nellie Pauline Hefner

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Debbie Whisnant

July 22, 2020

Praying for comfort for all of you!
I have great memories of the beach trips our families enjoyed together many years ago!!

Betty Tron

July 22, 2020

Dear Linda, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. What a blessing to have had your Mother for so many years. May all those wonderful memories warm your heart and ease the pain.
My sincere sympathies, Betty S Tron


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