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Obituary - Wade Huntley

Reverend Wade H. Huntley, a Godly man, age 88, of Holly Springs community of Rutherfordton, NC, died Thursday, July 23, 2015, at Holly Springs Senior Citizens Home.

Preacher Wade was the son of the late Jesse and Nancy Huntley. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brothers; Rev. William Huntley, Tom Huntley, Rev. Ted Huntley, Monroe Huntley and George Huntley; sisters Lillian Curtis, Charlotte Ludlum, Molly Lefteris and Catherine DeWitt.

He pastored Holly Springs Baptist Church for 59 years. He was a U S Navy veteran of WW II. Wade attended North Greenville Junior College from 1952 to 1955 and was a graduate of Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute class of 1960. He was also the pastor of Broad River Baptist Church in Henderson County prior to coming to Holly Springs.

Wade was a member of the North Carolina Walking Horseman's association. He loved horses and his favorite was Double Overtime who attained the status of Top Ten Champion for the Years 2011 and 2012 for the Amateur 50 and Over Division according to Walking Horse Reports. The talented team of Double Overtime and Huntley earned their final blue ribbon at the ETWHA Fall Classic in 2014. Double Overtime is trained by Derek Bonner.

Survivors include his loving wife of 66 years: Cleo Owenby Huntley. One brother: Rev. John Huntley and his wife Jessie. One sister-in-law: Irene Huntley, Several Nieces and Nephews,
The funeral service will be 2:00 PM Monday, July 27, 2015 at Holly Springs Baptist Church and broadcast over WWOL Radio with Rev. Stacey Layne, Rev. Charles Worley and Rev. Scott Moneyham officiating. Interment will be at Holly Springs Baptist Church Cemetery with Tim Hodge and James Henson officiating. The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Sunday, July 26, 2015 at Holly Springs Baptist Church. The body will lie in state prior to the service. Memorials may be made to Holly Springs Senior Citizens Home 1881 Big Island Road; Rutherfordton, NC 28139 or WWOL 780 AM Radio 1381 West Main Street; Forest City, NC 28043.

An online guest register/tribute wall is available at McMahan's Funeral Home & Cremation Services are in charge of arrangements. - See more at:

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family during this difficult time.

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