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Roy Lee Denton NEBO Roy Lee Denton, 78, of Nebo, went to be with Jesus Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, after a brief battle with cancer. Born in Burke County, Nov. 20, 1935, he was the son of the late Alonzo Denton and Artie Louise Watson Denton. Roy was raised in the Baptist faith and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He had worked for Pontiac GM and several local furniture plants including Hendredon, Marimont, and E.J. Victor. Roy enjoyed life, music, golf, fishing, and gardening. Mr. Denton is survived by his wife of 37 years, Linda Sue Causby Denton of the home; a son, Tommy Lee Denton and wife, Debra, of Morganton; daughters, Donna Buchanan and husband, Scott, of Connelly Springs and Debra Denton of Morganton; grandchildren, Jonathan Denton and wife, Heather, Chris Denton and wife, Katie, and Alisha Denton; a brother, James Horris Denton; a sister, Lucille Myers; and a number of nephews and nieces. In addition to his parents, Roy was preceded in death by his first wife, Judy White; a daughter, Rebecca Dawn Benfield; brothers, Ernest Smith, Joe Smith-Denton, Perry Smith, Will Smith, and John Denton; and a sister, Rosa Lee Denton. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, Jan. 13, at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church with Dr. Dewey Thomas and the Rev. Walker Tony officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military honors provided by the N.C. National Guard. The family will receive friends Monday at the church from 12 to 1 p.m. prior to the service. At other times the family will gather at the residence of his son. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 143, Memphis, TN 38148-0142. Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements. Condolences may be made online at www. sossomanfuneralservice. com.

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