Mildred Huffman Icard, 67, of Connelly Springs, passed away Saturday, September 2, 2023, at Carolina Caring, in Sherrills Ford, following a period of declining health.

Mrs. Icard was born on June 10, 1956, in Burke County, to the late John Wesley Huffman and Hazel Houston Huffman. She was formerly employed by Alba Waldensian and was a member of Connelly Springs First Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Edward “Eyeball” Icard; one brother, Kenneth Huffman; and one sister, Mary Lou Bower.

Survivors include her son, John Jeffrey “Jeff” Icard of Sherrills Ford; one step-son, Richard Icard and wife, Catherine of Granite Falls; five brothers, Clarence Huffman and wife, Claudette of Hildebran, Wesley Huffman of Hildebran, Irvin Huffman and wife, Betty of Connelly Springs, Macon Huffman and wife, Jan of Conover, Earl Huffman and wife, Cheryl of Icard; three sisters, Margaret Huffman of Valdese, Sadie Bivens and husband, Steve of Valdese and Nina Smith of Morganton; two grandchildren, Braydon Icard and Leah Icard.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, September 9, 2023, in the Chapel of Heritage Funeral Service.

The family will receive friends prior to the service, Saturday, September 9, 2023, from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00, at Heritage Funeral Service.

Interment will follow at Icard’s Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

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Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory, in Valdese, is serving the family.