Drum Funeral Home - Conover

Drum Funeral Home - Conover Drum Funeral Home-Conover has been serving Catawba County families since 1926.
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Learning how to grieve healthfully and to mourn so that you can learn to adapt to life in the absence of your loved one,...
11/26/2023

Learning how to grieve healthfully and to mourn so that you can learn to adapt to life in the absence of your loved one, is no simple task. It often requires more work, takes more time and is more impacting than most people anticipate. These 12 insights will help you better appreciate the true realities of your own particular bereavement, respond more effectively to what you encounter in it and have more appropriate expectations of yourself along the way.
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  Why would people stop clocks? In the past, mourners stopped the clocks in the rooms or houses where their loved ones d...
11/24/2023


Why would people stop clocks?
In the past, mourners stopped the clocks in the rooms or houses where their loved ones died. This was an especially popular ritual during the Victorian period and was thought to prevent bad luck as well as symbolize the loved one’s passage into a new life without time. It was commonly done in conjunction with covering mirrors, closing curtains and turning over portraits of the loved one.

Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving.
11/23/2023

Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving.

Whether this is your 1st, 2nd, 6th or even 10th holiday without your loved one, there are ways to manage your grief whil...
11/21/2023

Whether this is your 1st, 2nd, 6th or even 10th holiday without your loved one, there are ways to manage your grief while still celebrating the season. Here are 5 tips for managing grief during the holidays: https://bit.ly/3MAMoIz

11/20/2023
  Who was turned in to a Frisbee? When Walter Morrison died in 2010, his family cremated him and turned him into the ver...
11/17/2023


Who was turned in to a Frisbee?
When Walter Morrison died in 2010, his family cremated him and turned him into the very toy Morrison invented in 1955, then under the name Pluto Platter. It would later become one of the most successful toys of all time under the new name adopted by Wham-O: the Frisbee.

The deadline to order Cemetery Flowers for the December holidays is November 15th. Honor the memory of your loved one wi...
11/08/2023

The deadline to order Cemetery Flowers for the December holidays is November 15th. Honor the memory of your loved one with our floral placement service. You choose the flowers. You choose the months. We do the rest. (For Dignity Memorial cemeteries only)

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“Every year, nearly 1.4 million people living with life-limiting illnesses receive care from hospices in this country,” ...
11/04/2023

“Every year, nearly 1.4 million people living with life-limiting illnesses receive care from hospices in this country,” said Edo Banach, president and CEO of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. This month and every month, we thank the professionals who provide dignified care for those in their most difficult journey.

  How do the Netherlands honor "lonely funerals"?In the Netherlands, city poets have responded to the tragedy of “lonely...
11/03/2023


How do the Netherlands honor "lonely funerals"?
In the Netherlands, city poets have responded to the tragedy of “lonely funerals” by researching each deceased person and writing a tailored poem and reciting it at the funeral.

Today is the Commemoration of All of the Faithful Departed, or  . On this day, we pray that all those who have died—our ...
11/02/2023

Today is the Commemoration of All of the Faithful Departed, or . On this day, we pray that all those who have died—our loved ones and also those people around the world whom we will never meet—through the mercy of God, will rest in peace.

Larry Herbert Mays, 78, of Conover passed away on Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. He was b...
11/01/2023

Larry Herbert Mays, 78, of Conover passed away on Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. He was born in Catawba County, NC to the late Cleuts Clifton and Mary Lucille White Mays.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Rowe Mays; sisters, Phyllis Drum and Joanne Hall.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 59 years, Eunice Schronce Mays; son, Larry Wayne Mays and wife, Donna; grandchildren, Tyler Mays and wife Candis; Trevor Mays and wife Tori; great grandchildren, Thor, Tallulah, Kaynon, and Ava Mays.
Receiving of Friends will be held Saturday, November 4, 2023 from 1pm to 3pm at Drum Funeral Home in Conover.
Memorial may be made to Catawba County Humane Society at PO BOX 63, Hickory, NC 28603.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.drumfh-conover.com for the Mays family.

https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/conover-nc/larry-mays-11510942

 ***os celebrates and welcomes departed loved ones for a short visit.
11/01/2023

***os celebrates and welcomes departed loved ones for a short visit.

When it comes to planning your loved one’s funeral service, we cater to your every need—right down to the catering. It’s...
10/30/2023

When it comes to planning your loved one’s funeral service, we cater to your every need—right down to the catering. It’s just one more way we offer service beyond expectation. https://bit.ly/3MccaBj

Thank you to our brave first responders who are the first on the scene to help those most in need.
10/28/2023

Thank you to our brave first responders who are the first on the scene to help those most in need.

  What is The Shroud of Turin?The Shroud of Turin is an ancient linen cloth that holds a mysterious image of a scourged ...
10/27/2023


What is The Shroud of Turin?
The Shroud of Turin is an ancient linen cloth that holds a mysterious image of a scourged and crucified man. It's widely regarded as the most scientifically studied artifact in history, yet no one can explain how the mysterious image was formed. The wounds of the Man of the Shroud reflect the Biblical narrative of the suffering and death of Jesus Christ.

  Where did the term "pallbearer" come from? The Roman word "pallium" refers to a person's cape or cloak, often used in ...
10/20/2023


Where did the term "pallbearer" come from?
The Roman word "pallium" refers to a person's cape or cloak, often used in relation to a soldier. When the person passed away, they were covered in the cloak. This led to the term "pall" and is a heavy, usually white, and sometimes ornate cloth that is draped over the casket. The terms "casket bearer" and "pall" were merged together to create the term "pallbearer" which refers to a person who carries the casket during a funeral service.

  Sara Lawson of Schoening Funeral Service in Kamloops, BC helped pay tribute to an avid quilter by decorating the chape...
10/19/2023



Sara Lawson of Schoening Funeral Service in Kamloops, BC helped pay tribute to an avid quilter by decorating the chapel with her quilts as well as creating these beautiful takeaways for guests at the service that represented their loved one's passion.
The difference is in the details.

Charles ‘Charlie’ Ray Lemons passed peacefully at home on Oct. 13, 2023 at morning’s light. He endured a decade of myast...
10/16/2023

Charles ‘Charlie’ Ray Lemons passed peacefully at home on Oct. 13, 2023 at morning’s light. He endured a decade of myasthenia gravis and its complications but with a strong will to find and enjoy as many good days as he was granted. In these last weeks, he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer which was deemed insurmountable. Charlie lived life to its fullest and his laugh was infectious. He always provided entertainment, a quick wit and a competitive spirit. His faith was strong and his daily devotions found ‘Trust in the Lord and do good’ to be the chosen verse for his celebration of life.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years (Oct. 14, 1989), Teri Copeland Lemons and their English cream golden, Annie. Their other adopted golden children also brought great joy, much laughter and unconditional love throughout the years - Molly 1, Molly 2, Beau, Brandy, Max, Harry and Jinx, and golden neighbor Mitch Hauser who introduced the ‘golden‘ way of life to the Lemons’ household when they moved to Rock Barn in 1994. Charlie was a graduate of Averett College and the LSU Graduate School of Banking; his entire career was in banking. He retired from BB&T/Southern National as Regional Vice President in 2006, then joined Empire Financial Services/Southwest Georgia Bank where he retired as President in 2016. He served Corinth Reformed Church as its Board Treasurer, a devoted member and Sunday greeter. His hobbies were golf, reading and more golf! He was very proud of his three ‘Hole in Ones’. He had a strong and loving commitment to golden retriever rescues and welcomed any puppy breath and kisses, especially neighbor black lab ‘Cotton’ Pierce.

Charlie was predeceased by his twin, Annie Mae Lemons Horne and their parents, Edgar Harmon and Dorothy Pickard Lemons of Burlington, NC. He is survived by his sister, Betty Beatty (Rocky) of Charlotte; brother-in-laws Tom Horne and Scott Copeland; sister-in-law, Karen Copeland Pritchard (David); nephews Ryan Horne (Jessica), Drew Beatty (Sara), Trent Copeland (Alison), and Tyler Copeland (Melissa); nieces Brittain Horne Cheek, Stacy Dias (Freddy), Stephanie Downey (Chad), LeAnn Eure (Neil), Lindsey Sawyer (Travis), and Dylan Copeland; great nephews Nick Casper, Corbin Eure, Wyatt Downey, Easton Horne, Thomas Beatty and Andrew Copeland; and, great nieces Kalelle Cheek, Marley Harrell, Willow Horne, Collins Eure, Sara Owen ‘Bunny’ Beatty; and special neighbors, Worth and Beatrice Pierce; many cousins and special family members.

In addition to his family, Charlie was blessed with many colleagues, mentees, friends and golfing buddies – perfect recent Friday afternoons were golfing with Mike ‘Dog’ Shehan, Stanley Clontz, Danny Rector and Ed Burns; evening practices with Lin Howe at Rock Barn; 40 years of golfing trips with Joe Walker, Jim Carter and Ken Hartman; the Horse guys and the Linksters. Watching and following Carolina college sports and golf was a favorite activity. Whether golf or football, there were many bets extended to his closest friends; some of the $1 bills are in his treasured collection.

Charlie and Teri express special gratitude to friend and lifeline Mike ‘Doc’ Dockery, friend and physician friend Ray Morrow MD, the physicians and nursing team at Catawba Valley Medical Center, special home nurses Alli and Gracie Bumgarner, the Center Well and Carolina Caring Hospice Nursing Teams, Wake Forest Baptist School of Medicine Neuro Fellow Karrie Grear, and the wonderful support of church and work family, neighbors and friends.

A memorial service and Celebration of Life service will be at 11am on Saturday, November 4th at Corinth Reformed Church of Hickory with Pastor Paul Cummings officiating. A reception and family visitation will follow after the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Corinth Reformed Church of Hickory, Catawba Valley Medical Center Foundation, Wake Forest School of Medicine Myasthenia Research, or a dog rescue of choice.

Drum Funeral Home of Conover is assisting the family with arrangements.


https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/conover-nc/charles-lemons-11494867

Duane, Happy bosses day! We appreciate all you do.
10/16/2023

Duane, Happy bosses day!

We appreciate all you do.

Rosalie Hawkins Yount, 86, of Conover NC, passed away on October 3, 2023. She was born April 11, 1937 to the late RC and...
10/05/2023

Rosalie Hawkins Yount, 86, of Conover NC, passed away on October 3, 2023. She was born April 11, 1937 to the late RC and Georgia Blanton Hawkins.
In addition to her parents, Rosalie was preceded in death by her husband, Adolphus Carl Yount Jr.; and her brother, Bob Hawkins.
Rosalie was a loving mother and grandmother. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. She was a librarian at Arndt Middle School for many years.
Those left to cherish Rosalie’s memory are her son, Todd Yount and wife Catherine; daughter, Gina Perkins and husband Julian; grandchildren, Cameron Yount, Zane Perkins, Alex Yount, Grace Yount, Catie Yount and Blair Yount.
Receiving of friends will be held on Monday, October 9, 2023 at 1 pm prior to the service.
A funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Monday, October 9, 2023 at St. John’s Lutheran Church with Reverend Anton Lagoutine officiating. Burial to follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church of Conover.
Condolences may be sent to the Yount family at www.drumfh-conover.com
The Yount family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home and Cremations Services in Conover, NC.

https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/conover-nc/rosalie-yount-11484632

  Who threw a party for her friends upon her death?In her will, the woman whose life was often a nonstop party allotted ...
09/29/2023


Who threw a party for her friends upon her death?
In her will, the woman whose life was often a nonstop party allotted $2,500 to fund one last bash for her friends as "a final gesture of appreciation and farewell." On Oct. 26, 1970, friends and members of San Francisco's music community attended Janis Joplin's wake, a celebration of the life for one of rock's wildest stars.

Dr. Alan Wolfelt, recognized as one of North America’s leading death educators and grief counselors, hears from journali...
09/28/2023

Dr. Alan Wolfelt, recognized as one of North America’s leading death educators and grief counselors, hears from journalists, colleagues, friends, family and others. Here he shares his thoughts on anger spurred by violence and how mourning can help drive change.
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  Whose gravestone is a puzzle?The gravestone of John Renie, a house painter who died in 1832 at the age of 33, comprise...
09/22/2023


Whose gravestone is a puzzle?
The gravestone of John Renie, a house painter who died in 1832 at the age of 33, comprises a rectangular carved 285-letter acrostic puzzle. From the larger H on the center square, the sentence "Here lies John Renie" may be read in any direction—in 46,000 different ways. It is likely that he carved it himself and it is said his intention was to confuse the Devil, ensuring his passage into Heaven.
See the gravestone >>> https://theescaperoomer.com/here-lies-john-renie-a-puzzle-from-beyond-the-grave/

Entire books have been written about the language of flowers. Throughout the ages and around the world, different types ...
09/21/2023

Entire books have been written about the language of flowers. Throughout the ages and around the world, different types of flowers have been assigned certain sentiments. The kinds you choose for a funeral floral arrangement can carry subtle meanings, and those meanings can vary from culture to culture.

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Many of us will become a caregiver at some point in our lives. The stress and strain of caregiving can take a toll on yo...
09/20/2023

Many of us will become a caregiver at some point in our lives. The stress and strain of caregiving can take a toll on your health. It’s important to find ways to care for yourself while caring for others. Depending on your circumstances, some self-care strategies may be more difficult to carry out than others. Choose what works for you.
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You can also dial 988 from any phone line in the US.
09/19/2023

You can also dial 988 from any phone line in the US.

Let someone who is grieving know you care. Sympathy gifts and condolence flowers may seem like a small thing, but to a f...
09/18/2023

Let someone who is grieving know you care. Sympathy gifts and condolence flowers may seem like a small thing, but to a friend or relative who is mourning, they can mean a lot. Show your support with a heartfelt gesture—and don’t forget the card. https://bit.ly/3OSDZ4E

Randy Harold Scronce, age 62, of Newton, passed away on Friday, September 15, 2023 at Carolina Caring. He was born Septe...
09/17/2023

Randy Harold Scronce, age 62, of Newton, passed away on Friday, September 15, 2023 at Carolina Caring. He was born September 4, 1961 to the late Harold and Sylvia Hoyle Scronce.
Those left to cherish his memory are his loving companion, Maggie Mae; son, Randy Gibbons; daughter, Julia Hernandez and husband Jose Luis; brothers, Tommy and Danny Scronce; sisters, Tonya Hennefoth, Kelly Collins, Kimberely Kidd, Cherri Scronce, Jennifer Sain and Tushi Scronce; grandchildren, Robert and Anthony Ramirez, Julian Wallace, Gabriella Hernandez, Jordan Gibbons and Kaylee Lail.
Condolences may be left at www.drumfh-conover.com
The family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover, NC.

https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/conover-nc/randy-scronce-11462710

Jimmy Richard Bollinger, age 80, of Newton, passed away on Friday, September 15, 2023 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. ...
09/16/2023

Jimmy Richard Bollinger, age 80, of Newton, passed away on Friday, September 15, 2023 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. He was born December 30, 1942 to the late Charles and Elsie Price Bollinger.
In addition to his parents, Jimmy was preceded in death by his brothers, Cliff, Bobby and Rowe Bollinger; and sister, Betty Matthews.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 60 years, Etta Mae Mitchell Bollinger; son, Michael Bollinger (Lori); grandchildren, Linzey Marley (Bryan), and Emory Bollinger (Cassidy); great grandchild, Breeanna Bollinger; and a number of nieces, nephews and extended family.
The family will be receiving friends from 12:30 to 1:30 pm prior to the service.
A celebration of life service will be held at 2pm, Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at New Jerusalem Lutheran Church with Pastor Randall Cauble officiating. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery.
Condolences may be left at www.drumfh-conover.com
The family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover, NC.

https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/conover-nc/jimmy-bollinger-11462678

  Who's ashes were placed in a large replica of the Moka coffee pot?His father invented the beloved Moka stovetop espres...
09/15/2023


Who's ashes were placed in a large replica of the Moka coffee pot?
His father invented the beloved Moka stovetop espresso maker, but Renato Bialetti made it a symbol of Italian style worldwide. Bialetti died at age 93, and his three children honored him by placing his ashes in a large replica of the Moka coffee pot.

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