Hugh Stetler, former hospital administrator, dies Tuesday

3/19/2014

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By CHARLES S. WILLIAMS
Wilkes Journal-Patriot Staff



Hugh Durand Stetler Sr., 100, of Wilkesboro, died Tuesday at his home.

Mr. Stetler was the administrator of Wilkes General Hospital (now Wilkes Regional Medical Center) from 1965 to 1980.

Mr. Stetler was a high school teacher and coach, was highly decorated in World War II and was administrator at Lenoir Hospital in Lenoir and Hickory Memorial Hospital in Hickory before he moved to Wilkes to become Wilkes General’s administrator.

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