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35 Duke St.
P.O. Drawer 525
Granite Falls, NC 28630
Phone: (828) 396-3385
Fax: (828) 396-4055
Zelma Hice

Zelma Adelaide Hice (Smith)

Sunday, August 7th, 1921 - Monday, October 12th, 2020
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Zelma Hice, age 99, of Granite Falls, passed away Monday, October 12, 2020, at College Pines Nursing Home, Valdese, NC. She was born August 7, 1921, daughter of the late Garland and Lillie Turner Smith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 64 years, O.M. Hice; one sister, Arlie Smith.

Those left to cherish her memory are one daughter, Linda Abernathy (Jerry) of Connelly Springs; one granddaughter, Kalynn Linden (Steve) of Hickory; two grandsons, Mark Abernathy (Kellie) of Garner, NC and Scott Abernathy (Betty) of Hickory; great-granddaughters, Brianna Linden and Ashley Abernathy; two great-grandsons, Nick Linden and Aaron Abernathy; one brother, Carroll Smith (Margie) of Granite Falls; numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the staff of College Pines and Caldwell Hospice for their care
of Ms. Hice.

The family will receive friends at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Hudson, on Friday, October 16, 2020, from 2:00 – 3:00 PM. The funeral will follow at 3:00 PM with Rev. Stephen Owen and Rev. Glenn Walker officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family requests masks be worn and strict social distancing to be observed.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to NC Baptist on Mission, PO Box 1107, Cary, NC 27512 or Caldwell County Hospice & Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood Ave NW, Lenoir, NC 28645.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, October 16th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Friday, October 16th, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Mt. Zion Baptist Church
  • Service

    Friday, October 16th, 2020 | 3:00pm
    Friday, October 16th, 2020 3:00pm
    Mount Zion Baptist Church
    1787 Cajah Mtn Road
    HUDSON, NC 28638
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    Rev. Stephen Owen
    Rev. Glenn Walker
  • Interment

    Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery
    hudson, NC 28638


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David L. Meloy

Posted at 09:48pm
Dave and I are truly sorry for the loss of a beautiful human being ! We know that Heaven is rejoicing today ! When Steve and Kalynn were married our lives were greatly enriched because Nanny came into our lives, We are so greatful that within our life time we were able to know a most gracious and loving Lady. We are greatful that we had a wonderful visit with her last year.
May God's Blessings be with all of the family.
Dave and Sue Meloy

Dave and Sue Meloy

Posted at 08:55pm
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Pearl Setzer

Posted at 04:52am
Linda I am so sorry for your loss, but I know Zelma is so so happy. Each time I visited her she would ask me why God was leaving her here she was so ready to go. My answer would be He is not finished with you yet.
I remember one day an employee was in the room and she heard us talking and told me when she was discouraged she would always come and talk to Zelma. My reply was to Zelma see you are still being used.
I loved your mom she was such a great Christian lady in my book.
Love you and your family praying God's blessings for all of you.
Pearl Setzer

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