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Plans to Rebuild Business Started in 1957 by Catawba Alumnus

April 16, 2012

Category: Alumni

EDITOR'S NOTE: James C. Lyerly, a graduate of Catawba College and the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, organized his own funeral home in Salisbury in 1957. His son Brent is now president of the Lyerly Funeral Home, which was destroyed by a fire on Friday, April 13, 2012.   ;;

By Mark Wineka,

Though devastated by a lunchtime fire that destroyed Lyerly Funeral Home's main building Friday, Brent Lyerly said the business will rebuild.

"We will be back, hopefully, with the Lord's help," said Lyerly, president of the funeral home.

The four-alarm fire is thought to have been caused by a furnace malfunction. Read more...


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