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Obituary: Irene Wilson Highsmith


September 27, 2018

Irene Wilson Highsmith

Irene Wilson Highsmith, 84, formally of Hickory, N.C., passed away Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, at Kingsbridge House in Brevard.

Born July 15, 1934, she was the daughter of the late John Henry Wilson and Mary Lou McDaniel Wilson. She was the widow of Ernest Highsmith. In addition to her husband, her brother, Earl Wilson, and nephew, Dwayne Eplee, predeceased her.

She is survived by her sister, Yvonne Eisenberg and husband, Neil, of Brevard; brother, Robert "Bobby" Wilson and wife, Pat, of Fletcher; nephews, Michael Wilson, of Fletcher, and Darrell Eplee, of Virginia; niece, Margie W. Hoell and husband, Doug, of Fletcher; and a great-nephew, Dillon Eplee, of Brevard.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, at 1 p.m. at Joy Baptist Church in Conover, N.C., with Pastor Tim Shook officiating.

Burial to follow at Catawba Memorial Park.

Visitation will be held prior to the service from 12 to 12:45 p.m. at the church.

Condolences may be left at http://www.catawbamemorial

The Highsmith Family is under the care of Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations, of Hickory, N.C.


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