Herman Van ‘Red’ Conner

Published 10:43 am Friday, March 9, 2012

Herman Van “Red” Conner, 80, of Mill Spring died March 2, 2012. He was the son of the late Boney Simpson and Mary Daisy Mathis Conner.
He is survived by a daughter, Joy Conner of Mill Spring; his loving companion, Deanna Coppedge; two grandsons, Neil Jackson of Mill Spring and Trent Jackson and wife, Jackie, of Mill Spring; two great-granddaughters, Teagan and Angelina “A.J.” Jackson; two sisters, Ruby Hodge of Rutherfordton, N.C. and Juanita McFalls of Boiling Springs, S.C.; five step-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two sons, Tony Van Conner and Roy Ben Conner.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at Pea Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery, conducted by Rev. Ronnie Hodge and Mr. Robert Carney. Pallbearers were Joy Conner, Neil Jackson, Trent Jackson, Dale Gosnell, Billy Thomson, Mark Fowler and Robert Fowler.
Herman’s family would like to thank the staff at St. Luke’s Hospital, Columbus, and Mission Hospital, Asheville, N.C. for their care and express their love and gratitude to his faithful friend and helper, Dale Gosnell.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Thermal Belt Outreach Ministries, P.O. Box 834, Columbus, N.C. 28722 or to Meals on Wheels, c/o The Meeting Place, 75 Carmel Lane, Columbus, N.C. 28722.
Petty Funeral Home & Crematory, Landrum.

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