Lura F. Fish

May 20, 2014

1924 — 2014

MORGANTON — Lura Fisher Fish, 90, formerly of Spring Creek, passed away Monday, May 19, 2014, at Burke Hospice and Palliative Care Center after a short period of declining health.

A native of Haywood County, she had lived in Morganton since 1997. She was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Lizzie Russell Fisher. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Floyd L. Fish, who died in 2005; a son-in-law, James Payne; a brother, Floyd Fisher; three sisters, Mary Mauck, Martha Benfield and Hester Holland. Lura was a homemaker and helped her husband on the farm. She was a member of Lusk Chapel.

She is survived by a daughter, Linda Payne, of Morganton; three brothers, Daniel and Robert Fisher, of Waynesville, and Crawford Fisher, of Nebo; two sisters, Minnie Fish, of Waynesville, and Hazel Mathis, of Clyde; two grandchildren, Michael Payne, and his wife, Sarah, and Ann Marie Samuelson, and her husband, Rob; and two great-grandchildren, Ethany and Hannah Payne.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, May 23, in the Waynesville Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with Owen Fish and the Revs. Charlie Bradley, Elbert Deason, Lloyd Fish officiating. Burial will follow at Green Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Burke Hospice and Palliative Care Center, 1721 Enon Road, Valdese, NC  28690

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