Meet our 2019 Honorees


Brenda Adams, Conover, NC

Passions: Family & Friends, Church, Baking, Traveling, Pet Therapy at Nursing Homes, Advocating for mental illness.

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Kim Gantt, Conover, NC
Sales Director, The Pampered Chef

Passions: Family, Church, Cooking and Pampered Chef.

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Crystal Hefner, Conover, NC
Optometrist, Newton Vision Center

Passions: Church, Family, Music, Baking, Cooking, Animals, Reading, Traveling, and giving back to others.

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Shannon LeMaster-Smith, Hickory, NC
Minister of Discipleship, First United Methodist Church in Newton

Passions: Family & Friends, Church, Painting, Making Jewelry, Playing Board Games, Traveling, Singing, Taking Pictures, Movies, Long Walks, Being in Nature. Shannon loves to meet new people, and has a sincere passion for The Corner Table’s mission.

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Beth Lilly, Newton, NC
Retired Priest

Passions: Art (photography/painting), Design, Cooking, Reading, Writing. Favorite of all is being a “Golf Mom”.

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Amy Matthews, Conover, NC
Owner, Wild Azalea Boutique

Passions: Family & Friends, Church, Cooking, Traveling, Working Out, and Skiing.

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Amy Oliver, Newton, NC
Vice-President/Human Resources, Arthur A. Oliver & Son, Inc.

Passions: Family, Gardening, Cooking, Traveling, Skiing, and Enjoying the Outdoors.

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Sharon Pope, Newton, NC
Hairdesigner, The Mane Attraction


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Susan Roquemore, Conover, NC

Passions: Church, Family, Cooking, Baking, The Corner Table Mission

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Donna Scott, Conover, NC
Hairstylist, Abernethy Laurels

Passions: Family, Traveling, Exercising, and Play Golf

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Martha Sowers, Hickory, NC

Passions: Church, Family, and Serving the Community


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Nancy Walsh, Conover, NC
Benefits Consultant, Dwayne Wilson Insurance & Financial Services

Passions: Serving Others

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Katie Woody, Lincolnton, NC
Clinical Allergy Specialist, United Allergy Services

Passions: Family & Friends, Church, Playing Outside, Camping, Volunteering, Caring for Others

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