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“The one thing that stuck out to me about Josh was his spirit. He was always very open and accepting of me and really everyone he met and I just loved...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Nia Briscoe - Charlotte, NC

“Josh was a very kind person who always said hey to me every time he saw me. He was very thoughtful and always put others first, you could tell. He...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Torry Barbery - Seagrove, NC

“The loss of a family member is tough. The loss of a son or a brother is one of the hardest things anyone can ever have to bare. All I can say, is a...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: KELLY / QUINN MICHAELS - NC

“So sorry for your loss ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Greg Walker - Bostic, NC

“So sorry for your lose ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Greg Walker - Bostic, NC

“I met your son 3 months ago here in Florida.He was a very nice sweet kid.I am so sorry for your loss ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: jeff grande - stpete, FL

“My deepest condolences to you and your family. Josh will truly be missed. He is in a better place now. Praying for you and your family. ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Jean Carlos Garcia - Boone, NC

“Laura, I am so sorry for your loss. Josh was a fine young man and I am sure he will be missed by many. May God bless you and help you in this time...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Larry Chapman - Campobello, SC

“I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Amanda Grady - Morganton, NC

“Laura, You may not remember me, but you came out to my Mother's house at a very trying time. When you left that day, I felt a deep compassion from...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: RayeLynn Fletcher - Valdese, NC

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Winfield Abee - NC

“I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you all. I pray for healing and strength. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Michael Carpenter - Forest city, NC


Joshua Matthew Deal, 18, of Valdese passed away Thursday, May 9, 2019 as a result of an automobile accident.
Joshua was born August 21, 2000 in Burke County to Laura Hurst Deal. He was a student at Appalachian State University. Joshua was also a member of Crosslink Church.
Survivors include, his mother, Laura Hurst Deal of the home; brother, James Deal and wife Hailey of Valdese, sister, Jenna Deal of Valdese; grandparents, C.J. and Rita Hurst of Morganton; and uncle, J.J. Hurst of Morganton. Also surviving are special friends, Levi Smith, Derrick Monroe, Parker Brown, Hayden McIlvain, Connor Good, Anson Ingold, and many other special friends.
A funeral service will be held 3:00PM Wednesday, May 15, 2019 in the Chapel of Heritage Funeral Service in Valdese, with the Rev. Mark Smith and Rev. James Burks officiating.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Heritage Funeral Service in Valdese.
An online guestbook and obituary is available at www.heritagefuneralservices.com.
Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory is serving the Deal family.

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