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9/15/2021 8:35:00 PM
Myrtle Johnson Weese
March 14, 1922 - September 12, 2021

DENVER, N.C. - Myrtle Johnson Weese, 99, of Denver passed away on Sunday, September 12, 2021 at her residence in Denver following a period of declining health.

She was born March 14, 1922 in Clinch County, Ga. to the late Hardy and Essie Arizona Touchton Johnson, the sixth of eleven siblings. Myrtle was a member of Catawba Valley Baptist Church in Maiden and a woman of deep faith and prayer. She loved her family, she loved her church family, and she loved her friends. Myrtle was an avid reader and gardener and radiated Christ in all she did.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Thomas Weese.

Those left to cherish her memory is her daughter Debbie Korbler (Bill) of Woodlawn, Va.; sons Greg Weese (Dawn) of Hickory, Tommy Weese (Sissy) of Catawba, Karl Weese (Naomi) of Brooksville, Fla.; sisters Geraldine Williams (Jerry) of Plant City, Fla., Betty Ethridge of Stockbridge, Ga.; grandchildren Wayne Korbler (Mary), Jeff Korbler (Wendy), Greg Korbler (Sara), Joshua Weese (Alicea), Jessica McAlister (Ryan), Brandon Weese (Courtney), Garrett Weese (Brittany), Lindsay Dockery (Brandon), Brittney Brooks (David), Sarah Swearengin (Shane); great-grandchildren Joshua Korbler (Ashley), Michael Korbler (Kristen), Noah Korbler, Shelby Korbler, Emma Crudgington (Riley), Zach Korbler, Eamon Korbler, Gabe Korbler, Zoey Jones, Connor Weese, Chloe McAlister, Cameron McAlister, Caden Meadows, Tucker Weese, Baylee Weese, Jaxon Dockery, Laci Dockery, Gavin Dockery, Ryder Dockery, Hank Weese, Presley Weese, Aaden Brooks, Christian Brooks, Kaleb Weese; great-great-grandchildren Liam Korbler, Dani Korbler and Lucas Korbler.

The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to Dana Johnson and Windy Hotchkiss Ray for the love and care given to Mrs. Weese.

A service to celebrate Myrtle’s life will be held on Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Catawba Valley Baptist Church in Maiden. Rev. Gary Cunningham and Rev. Ernie Richards will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Those serving as pallbearers are Brandon Weese, Garrett Weese, Jaxon Dockery, Josh Weese, Joseph Korbler and Michael Korbler.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Catawba Valley Baptist Church, 3390 Shepherd Road, Maiden, NC 28650 and Medi Home Health and Hospice, 400 Shadowline Drive, Ste. 102, Boone, NC 28607.

Condolences may be sent to the Weese family at

Bennett Funeral Service of Newton, N.C. is serving the Weese family.

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