MORGANTON Mrs. Jewel Ellen Mull Lafferty Clay, 92, of Morganton, passed away Sunday, June 2, 2019, at McCurry Family Care, following a period of declining health. Jewel was born Aug. 10, 1926, in Burke County, to the late Carze Alexander Mull and Alice Lefevers Mull. She was a member at Southside Baptist Church. She was the proud mother of three sons, Larry Lafferty, John Lafferty and wife, Karen, and Tom Lafferty; and there is nothing that she loved more than receiving the red roses they would send to her. Also surviving is her granddaughter, Jessica Barlow; great-grandchildren, Emilly, Lilly, and Nathan; sisters, Essie Ruth Gillespie (Jean), and Mae Zell Grady (Johnny); brother, Butch Mull and wife, Peggy; and numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held Thursday, June 6, at 11 a.m., in the Chapel of Heritage Funeral Service in Valdese, with the Rev. Marvin Wiley officiating. Interment will follow at Burke Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Thursday, June 6, from 10 to 11 a.m., at Heritage Funeral Service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Burke Hospice and Palliative Care at 1721 Enon Rd., Valdese, NC 28690. An online guestbook and obituary is available at Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory of Valdese is serving the family.

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