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35 Duke St.
P.O. Drawer 525
Granite Falls, NC 28630
Phone: (828) 396-3385
Fax: (828) 396-4055
Willa Dean Dula

Willa Dean Dula (Cook)

Monday, April 16th, 1934 - Saturday, December 21st, 2019
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Willa Dean Cook Dula, age 85, of Granite Falls went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, December 21, 2019, at Caldwell Hospice in Hudson. She was born April 16, 1934, in Caldwell County, daughter of the late Robert Cook and Hettie Edwards Cook.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Dula was preceded in death by her husband, Durine Dula a daughter: Vicki Dula Overcash and three sisters; Annie Huffman, Mildred Huffman, and Thelma Cook. Three brothers; Ralph Norman, Coleman Norman, and Harlan Norman. And a daughter-in-law: Pamela Starnes Dula.

Mrs. Dula was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking, baking, and spoiling her family. She was a member of New Vision Baptist Fellowship Church in Granite Falls, N.C.

Those left to cherish her memory are two sons, Jeffery Dula and Kerwin Dula both of Granite Falls. Three daughters; Lisa Dula Winkler and husband Tony of Hickory, N.C. Sandra Hefner of Lenoir, N.C. and Tracy Dula Phillips and husband Kirby of Fallston, N.C. Also surviving are thirteen grandchildren; Melissa Overcash Crawford and husband Kevin, Brandy Overcash Eby and husband Kevin, Adam Overcash, Catlin Overcash Bowman and husband Tyler, Emily Winkler, Lauren Winkler Icenhour and husband Daniel, Kristy Hefner, Mark Hefner, Megan Dula, Ethan Winkler and wife Courtney Causby, Taylor Winkler Messick and husband Brock. and seven great-grandchildren; Kayla Eby, Davis Lentz, Hudson Lentz, Rosie Hicks, Parker Hicks, Ryder Bowman and Madyson Bowman. And a great grand daughter on the way; Hadley Rae Messick

The family will receive friends Friday, December 27, 2019 from 1:00-2:00 PM at New Vision Baptist Fellowship Church off the Grace Chapel Road in Granite Falls, N.C. with the Service to follow at 2:00 PM officiated by Rev. Ashely Crouse. Burial will follow in the Temple Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mackie-Whisenant Funeral Home is serving the family.
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    Friday, December 27th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Friday, December 27th, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    New Vision Baptist Fellowship
    4858 Grace Chapel Rd
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  • Service

    Friday, December 27th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Friday, December 27th, 2019 2:00pm
    New Vision Baptist Fellowship
    4858 Grace Chapel Rd
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In Our Thoughts and Prayers with Love Tammi Labine, Pat Allred, Lisa Jones, Bettie Marcum and Jana Peay. For: Lisa Dula Winkler
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Bobbie Stewart

Posted at 07:29pm
I just want to say that I have loved this family for a life time. I have been close friends with Tracy Kirby and Kerwin Dula for many years and made life time memories with them and their family and loving them so much. But their Mom was a very precious sweet lady...mild and meek...never had a bad thing to say about anyone. Such a precious Mom and grandma and my and her sit and talk and cherished each one of our darkness secrets. Someone I trusted to do that with and her with me. My heart is broken over this sweet soul passing. But i know she is finally resting and is going to enter the kingdom of heaven to be with the rest of her family that has done gone on. And that blesses my heart and i will see her again and get to share more life with her. So save me a seat and i will see you again. I love you guys that is lefted behind to carry on her legacy. God bless all of you. I love you all.

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Posted at 10:58am
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with Willa's family during this difficult time.
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