October 29, 1936 - March 25, 2020 Zora Davis Chapman, 83 of Morganton, passed away, Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Born Oct. 29, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Grady and Bessie Davis. Zora was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed cooking, traveling, and most of all, watching her grandchildren. Zora loved staying in her cabin just watching the river. She also loved her dogs. Zora is survived by her husband of 67 years, Lee Chapman; daughter, Rebecca Osborne (Jimmy); son, Rex Chapman (Jean); grandchildren, Kristen Johnson (Josh), Tyler Digh, David Chapman, Bradley Chapman (Lauren), Marcia Hicks, Tyler Prichard, Travis Prichard (Keely); 16 great-grandchildren; brother, Lock David (Liz); sister, Ellen Roper. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her children, Danny Lee Chapman, Phyllis Ann Chapman; grandchildren, Nathan Digh, Sam Chapman; brother, Guy Davis; and sisters, Zelda Rice, Thelma Tipton, Zona Purkey, Iva Waters. The family will have a graveside service at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 28, at Missionary Ridge Baptist Church with the Revs. Richard Ellington and Darvy Hensley officiating. If friends wish to speak to the family, they will be at the home of Rex Chapman, 4395 Bill Dale Rd., Morganton, NC. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 1721 Enon Rd., Valdese, NC 28690. Sossoman Funeral Home www.sossomanfh.com
...INCREASED FIRE DANGER FRIDAY... THE COMBINATION OF LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY, GUSTY WINDS, AND DRY FUELS AND BRUSH WILL LEAD TO INCREASED FIRE DANGER ACROSS THE NORTH CAROLINA FOOTHILLS AND PIEDMONT FRIDAY AFTERNOON. RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES FALLING TO NEAR 20 PERCENT WILL COMBINE WITH WIND GUSTS AROUND 20 MPH DURING THE WARMEST PART OF THE AFTERNOON. PLEASE REFER TO YOUR LOCAL BURN PERMITTING AUTHORITIES ON WHETHER YOU CAN BURN. OUTDOOR BURNING IS GENERALLY NOT RECOMMENDED SINCE FIRES CAN QUICKLY GET OUT OF HAND UNDER THESE CONDITIONS.
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