11/01/05 — BETTY HEEKIN

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Oct. 24, 1934-Oct. 29, 2005

HICKORY -- Betty Cooke Heekin died Saturday at Mission Hospital in Asheville.

She was the daughter of the late John Cooke and Anne Cooke Baldree and was a former homecoming queen at Goldsboro High School. She was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Ascension.

Survivors include her husband, Michael Heekin; two daughters, Marsha Carson and Karen Cook of Hickory; two stepdaughters, Andrea Heekin and Sarah Heekin of Goldsboro; and three granddaughters.

The funeral will be held by the graveside on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. Bart Eaton will conduct the service.

The family will receive friends at Bass-Smith funeral home during the hour prior to the service.

Memorial donations may be made to Palliative Care Center, Hospice of Catawba Valley, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, N.C. 28658.

Published in Obituaries on November 1, 2005 1:56 PM