Clyde Ray Conner

Published 3:21 pm Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Clyde Ray Conner, 90, of 117 Gaffney St., Saluda died Monday August, 23, 2010 at his home.

Born in Rutherford County,&bsp; he was the son of the late Willie and Dottie Conner and was the widower of Hattie Conner, who died in 2005. A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army in the European Theater.&bsp; He retired from General Electric, Hendersonville, N.C., in 1985 and was a member of Silver Creek Baptist Church, where he had served as a deacon.

Survivors include his daughter, Bevie Walker (Stan) of Saluda; and three sisters, Winnie Hensley of Rutherfordton; Oneda Camp of Flat Rock, N.C.; and Cynthia Brenn of Akron, Ohio. He was preceded in death by six brothers, Claude, Sam, Telles, Martin, David and Kay; as well as two sisters, Annie Searcy and Lillian Rector.

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Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 26, 2010 at Silver Creek Baptist Church, Mill Spring, with Dr. Chris Osborn officiating. &bsp;

Burial will be held in the church cemetery. &bsp;

The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service.

The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 25, 2010 in the McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.

An online guest register is available at

McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.