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8/3/2020 4:51:00 PM
Diane Lynn Cary Counts
March 21 1956 - August 2, 2020

NEWTON, N.C. - Diane Lynn Cary Counts, 64, of Newton passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2020 at her residence surrounded by her family.

She was born March 21, 1956 in Tioga County, Pa. to the late George W. Cary and Ellen Vincise Tripp. Diane enjoyed the outdoors, she was always outside with the farm animals and horseback riding. She loved to drive the tractor whenever hay season came around. Diane was an avid hunter and deer hunting was her main hobby.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Keith Cary.

Those left to cherish her memory is her husband of 32 years Wayne Counts of the home; daughter ughter: Staci Kolis of Hickory; sons Travis Counts and wife Ashely of Covington, Ga., Chris Hinds and wife Mindy of Claremont; brothers Donnie Cary and wife Chrissy of Harrison Valley, Pa., George Cary; grandchildren Nicole Kolis, Lee Kolis, Rebecca Huffman, Zadan Hinds, Elia Hinds, Rylan Counts and Camila Counts; K-9 companions Dakota and Shilo.

A memorial service to celebrate Diane’s life will be held on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. at Joy Baptist Church in Conover. Rev. Tim Shook will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:00 to 2:45 p.m. at Joy Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to Joy Baptist Church, 4015 Herman Sipe Road, Conover, NC 28613

Condolences may be sent to the Counts family at

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

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