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December 03, 2023

Martha (Sunny) Little Price

Martha (Sunny) Little Price

Martha (Sunny) Little Price, 89, of Hickory, passed away at home on July 20, 2020 after a brief, but courageous, battle with lung cancer.

Sunny was born on August 9, 1930 to the late Claude and Muriel Flowers Little and worked for the City of Hickory for 23 years, before retiring in 1990.

It was shortly after retiring that Sunny and the love of her life, her husband, Rayford, began traveling with Rayford’s brother, Eugene and his wife Mitchell. Sunny enjoyed these trips immensely, even though she detested getting up early in the morning. Her favorite trips were when they traveled to Spain and Austria.

Sunny was preceded in death by her husband, Rayford; her son, Dale; and her sisters, Gladys Elizabeth (Tootsie) Little, Ruby Winters, and Ruth Bowman.

Survivors include her son, Terry and his wife Linda of Mount Holly; her sister, Claudia Sigmon of Hickory, and her sons, Jimmy and Chris; many nieces, nephews, other extended family members, and special friends she considered to be family, especially Daris Moser and Danielle Delnegro, who took care of and loved Sunny during her declining health.

Due to current Covid-19 regulations, there will be no visitation. A private memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 26, 2020.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the American Lung Association, 514 Daniels St., Raleigh, NC 27605.

Bass-Smith Funeral Home in Hickory is serving the family of Martha (Sunny) Little Price and on-line condolences may be left for the family at

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