Thomas Daniels, age 38, of Liberty Grove Church Rd., Taylorsville, died Tuesday, August 1, 2006, at his residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Adams Funeral Home in Taylorsville.
Dorothy Pauline Lovin Burgess, age 82, a resident of Taylorsville House for four years and formerly of Lackey Mtn. Road, Hiddenite, died Friday, July 28, 2006, at Catawba Valley Medical Center.
She was born September 27, 1923, in Polk County, the daughter of the late Robert Lee Lovin and Carrie Foster Lovin. She was a homemaker and a member of Sulphur Springs Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Escar White, and her second husband, Charlie Burgess; four brothers, Auston Lovin, John Lovin, Troy Lovin, and Roy Lovin; and a sister, Jeanette Miller.
Survivors include three sons, Rayford White of Taylorsville, Michael White of Florida, and Charles Burgess and wife Sherry of Tennessee; a daughter, Susan Lackey and husband Rick of Hiddenite; a brother, Lloyd Lovin and wife Betty of Hickory; thirteen grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, July 30, 2006, at Sulphur Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Parks, Rev. Kevin White, and Rev. Mitch King officiating. Burial followed in the Taylorsville City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Sulphur Springs Baptist Church Building Fund, 116 Patterson Road, Hiddenite, NC 28636.
Notes of sympathy may be e-mailed to the Burgess family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chapman Funeral Home of Stony Point was in charge of arrangements.
Rosa Olene Lee
Rosa Olene Warren Lee, age 77 of Hwy. 90 East, Hiddenite, died Thursday, July 27, 2006 ,at her residence following an extended illness.
She was born June 15, 1929, in Alexander County the daughter of the late Ira Hunter Warren and Grace Murdock Warren. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Taylorsville and was a homemaker and cake baker.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Lee; two sisters, Myrtle Kerley and Winnie Warren; and a brother, Robert Warren.
Survivors include a daughter, Trick Lee of Taylorsville, and two sisters, Mable Bumgarner and Mary Hendren, both of Hiddenite.
A memorial service was conducted Sunday, July 30, 2006, at the Adams Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lory Beth Huffman officiating.
Memorials may be given to Hospice of Alexander County, 50 Lucy Echerd Lane, Taylorsville, NC 28681, Alexander County Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 938, Taylorsville, NC 28681, or to Friendship Adult Life Services, 5300 Church Road, Taylorsville, NC 28681
Notes of sympathy may be e-mailed to the Lee family at email@example.com.
Adams Funeral Home of Taylorsville was in charge of arrangements.
J.C. Edmond McDaniel, age 61, of Black Oak Ridge Rd., Taylorsville, died Tuesday, July 25, 2006, at his residence.
He was born in Iredell County December 26, 1944, the son of the late John McDaniel and Jeneva Deal McDaniel. He was a restaurant manager and was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Billy McDaniel and Bobby McDaniel.
Survivors include a son, Charles A. McDaniel of Hiddenite; a brother, Wayne McDaniel of Taylorsville; and three grandchildren, Maria Lynn Mecimore, Kendra Brook McDaniel, and Anthony McDaniel.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Notes of sympathy may be emailed to the McDaniel family at firstname.lastname@example.org. Chapman Funeral Home of Stony Point was in charge of arrangements.
Paul Church, Sr.
John “Paul” Church, Sr., age 64, of Blue Creek Rd., Lenoir, arrived safely in the arms of Jesus on Tuesday, August 1, 2006.
He was born in Caldwell County October 8, 1941, the son of the late John Roby Church and Bessie Church Church. Mr. Church was a born again Christian and a Disabled American Veteran of the U.S. Army.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph David Church, and two sisters, Margaret Church Bedenbaugh and Faye Church Arwood.
Survivors include his loving wife of forty-four and a half years, Ruby Warren Church; a son “John” Paul Church, Jr., and wife Judy of Taylorsville; two daughters, Rebecca “Becky” Barlowe and husband Alan of Lenoir and Teresa D. Church of Lenoir; two brothers, Homer Church of Taylorsville and Jim Church of Brown Summit, N.C.; two sisters, Sarah Adams and Rachel Martin, both of Lenoir; a grandson who brought many smiles and much laughter, Nathan Jamison Barlowe; and two step-grandchildren, Savanaha and Heather Stumbo.
The family will receive friends Thursday, August 3, 2006, at Pendry’s Funeral Home from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday, August 4, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. at Pendry’s Funeral Home Chapel in Lenoir with Preacher Tony Goins, Preacher T.J. Jackson, and Preacher Rickie Triplett officiating. Burial will follow in the Laurel Haven Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers will be John Paul Church, Jr., Alan Barlowe, Nathan Barlowe, Chris Alexander, Mikeal Brown, Jimmy Brown, Terry Austin, Johnny Tomblin, Brent Dula, and David Barnes.
Memorials may be made to VA Medical Center Asheville, Attention TLC House, In Memory of John Paul Church, Sr., Voluntary Service, Asheville, NC 28805.
Condolences may be placed online at www.pendrysfuneralhome.com. Pendry’s Funeral Home & Crematory of Lenoir is serving the Church family.
Ruth J. Mays
Ruth Jenkins Mays, age 85, of Valley Nursing Center in Taylorsville and formerly of Sipe Road, Taylorsville, died Saturday, July 29, 2006, at Valley Nursing Center, where she had been a resident for four years. She had been in declining health for five years.
Born in Alexander County July 20, 1921, she was the youngest child of the late John Avery Jenkins and Margaret Sophia Patterson Jenkins. She was an active member of St. Luke Lutheran Church, where she was a Sunday School teacher, a member of the choir for more than fifty years, a member of the Women of the ELCA, and was the first woman to serve on the congregational council.
For many years, she worked in the textile industry but retired in 1979 from the Alexander County Department of Social Services, where she had worked for ten years providing respite care for caregivers. She enjoyed traveling, painting, reading, and a number of other hobbies.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Blake Leslie Mays, who died in 1969; a grandson, Scott Leslie Mays, who died in 1997; eight brothers and half-brothers, Jay, Pleas, Gaither, Nelson, Will, Roby, and Rev. Arthur Jenkins and an infant brother; and eight sisters and half-sisters, Lucy Mays, Mae Fox, Ethel Hafer, Blanche Underwood, Mary Lou Benfield, Leona Auton, Josie Munday, and Carrie Keever.
Survivors include a son, Glenn Mays of the Bethlehem Community; a daughter, Margaret M. Jimison and husband John of Taylorsville; a sister, Vanoah Stafford of Taylorsville; three grandchildren, Christopher and Joseph Jimison of Taylorsville and Angie Nail and husband Rodney of Lewisville; two great-grandsons; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 1, 2006, at St. Luke Lutheran Church with Rev. Andrew Miller and Dr. Bill Mims officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers included Johnny Rufty, Christopher Jimison, Joseph Jimison, Dean Jenkins, Wayne Jenkins, and Marshall Stafford. Honorary pallbearers included members of the St. Luke Adult Sunday School Class and the Senior Choir.
Memorials may be made to St. Luke Lutheran Church, 1364 Church Road, Taylorsville, NC 28681; The American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058; The American Diabetes Association, 222 South Church Street, Suite 336M, Charlotte, NC 28202; or to The Alzheimer’s Association, 260 First Ave. NW, Suite 218, Hickory, NC 28601.
Condolences may be emailed to the Mays Family at email@example.com.
Adams Funeral Home of Taylorsville was in charge of arrangements.
Lankford F. Jordan, age 85, of Lankford Dr., Statesville, passed away peacefully at his home Friday, July 28, 2006, following an extended illness.
He was born in Iredell County May 6, 1921, the son of the late Henry Leon Jordan and Ella Shoemaker Jordan. He attended Central School and was retired from Southern Screw Company in Statesville. Mr. Jordan enjoyed farming and carpentry work. He was a member of New Prospect Baptist Church, where he had been a member of the choir and was a former Sunday School teacher.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six brothers, Clyde, Leonard, Romie, Hughes, Owen, and Edkar Jordan, and four sisters, Dellas Bustle, Gertie Goodin, Zella Jordan, and Edna Jordan.
Mr. Jordan is survived by his wife of sixty-five years, Ruia Mayberry Jordan of the home, whom he married April 12, 1941; a daughter, Sandra J. Mitchell and husband Jerry of Statesville; two sons, Fred Dennis Jordan and wife Janet of Statesville and William Ned Jordan and wife Bonnie of Union Grove; a grandson, Scott W. Jordan of Statesville; two granddaughters, Janna J. Summers and husband Danny of Statesville and Christie J. Gandy and husband Wille of Union Grove; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Dorothy J. Moore of Statesville.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 31, 2006, at New Prospect Baptist Church with Rev. Joey Campell, Rev. Ronnie Millsaps, and Rev. Dwight Dowell officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers included Adrian Bustle, Eric Bustle, Kent Jordan, Brent Goforth, Dale Goforth, and Danny Summers.
Memorials may be made to New Prospect Baptist Church, 509 Prospect Rd., Statesville, NC 28625 or to Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Rd., Statesville, NC 28625.
Nicholson Funeral Home of Statesville was in charge of arrangements.
Joyce Kay Wiles Anderson, age 52, of Boomer, passed away Monday, July 31, 2006, at her residence. She was born in Wilkes County August 10, 1953, the daughter of the late William Landon Wiles and Joan Marie Pennell Wiles. She was a member of Sharon-Walker Baptist Church and was employed with Hayes Printing as a graphic artist.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, William Gary Wiles, and her father-in-law, Robert Mack Anderson.
Survivors include her husband of thirty-five years, Ronnie Lee Anderson; two sons, William Robert "Robbie" Anderson and fiance' Jana Richardson of Hayes and Michael Wayne Anderson and wife Kimberly of Boomer; one sister, Judy Wiles Ritch and husband Burl of Boomer; four grandchildren, Dustin, Dakota, Lacey, and Lauren Anderson; mother-in-law, Francis Blanche Anderson; and a number of nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, August 2, 2006, 1:30-3:00 p.m., at Sharon-Walker Baptist Church. Funeral services will follow at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Paul R. Laws officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers include members of the Boomer Fire Department.
Condolences to the Anderson family may be emailed, firstname.lastname@example.org. Alexander Funeral Service of Taylorsville is serving the Anderson family.
Thomas Henry Forehand, age 80, of Hefner Lane, Taylorsville, died unexpectedly Tuesday, July 25, 2006, at Frye Regional Medical Center.
He was born in Edenton, N.C., December 20, 1925, the son of the late Henry Forehand and Helen Forehand. He retired as an airplane engineer from the Norfolk Naval Base in Norfolk, Va. He was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Wesley Forehand.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Williams Forehand of the home; a daughter, Debbie Forehand of Taylorsville; two sisters, Dorothy Schroder of Hertford, N.C., and Wessie Griffin of Norfolk, Va.; a grandchild, Ashley Nicole Shepherd and husband Cassidy Adam of Taylorsville; and a great-grandchild, Madalyn Nicole Shepherd.
A graveside service was held Friday, July 28, 2006, at the Friendship Community Cemetery with Rev. Sammy Kiser officiating.
Notes of sympathy may be emailed to the Forehand family at email@example.com. Adams Funeral Home of Taylorsville was in charge of arrangements.
John Joseph Prushinski, Jr., of Hickory, age 63, passed away Sunday, July 30, 2006, during his regular Sunday round of golf.
Born March 10, 1943, he was the son of the late John Joseph Prushinski, Sr., and Helen Reca Prushinski.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy Whetstine Prushinski of Hickory and daughter, Anna Prushinski of Charlotte; cousins Gene Bedell and wife Deborah of Markham, Va., Elaine Hirsh of New York City, and Cindy Bedell of Ormond Beach, Fla., as well as his two adoring cats, Truffles and Bisou and his faithful dog, Mario.
A graduate of Taylorsville High School and Lenoir-Rhyne College, John was a social studies teacher and coach at Granite Falls High School and South Caldwell High School.
In retirement, he enjoyed driving for Catawba Print & Mail Inc.
John was an avid golfer, a devoted Duke Blue Devils basketball crazie, and a lifetime New York Yankees fan.
Affectionately known as the Pied Piper of Northlakes, John would walk his neighborhood for exercise, distributing dog biscuits along the way. He would arrive home with dogs trailing him, hoping for another biscuit.
The funeral will be conducted by Father Bob Ferris at 11: 00 a.m. Thursday, August 3, 2006, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Hickory. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.
Honorary pallbearers include Rick McRary of Hudson and John’s Sunday afternoon golf buddies.
Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Catawba County, P. O. Box 63, Hickory, NC 28603
Bass-Smith Granite Funeral Home of Granite Falls Service is assisting the Prushinski family.
Fred William “Bill” Kibby, age 73, of Taylorsville, died Friday, April 11, 2003, at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory. He was born in Buncombe County August 19, 1929, the son of the late Ora Boyd Kibby and Emma Sohn Kibby. He was employed as a truck driver with W & L Trucking for fifteen years, and for the last six years, was employed with Sunbelt Express. A member of East Taylorsville Baptist Church, he was involved in Sunday School activities and was a member of the Baptist Men. Mr. Kibby was a Mason of the Conover Lodge and was also involved with the Eastern Star. Survivors include his wife, Betty Little Kibby of the home; two daughters, Donna Owens and husband Tony of Raleigh and Beth Griffin of Boiling Springs, S.C.; one step-daughter, Faith Davis of Taylorsville; five grandchildren, Julie Stroud of Little Rock, Ark., David Stroud of Greenville, S.C., Michelle Catalano and Michael Griffin, both of Boiling Springs, S.C., and Bobby Davis of Charlotte; one brother, Max Lassiter and wife Jenette of Asheville; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 13, 2003, at East Taylorsville Baptist Church with Rev. Craig Hamlin officiating. Burial followed in the Liledoun Baptist Church Cemetery. Alexander Funeral Service, Inc., of Taylorsville was in charge of arrangements.
Edna St. Clair Wike Mitchell, age 80, of Taylorsville, died Friday, April 11, 2003, at her residence following a period of declining health. She was born in Alexander County March 10, 1923, the daughter of the late Roby Daniel St.Clair and Ola Bentley St.Clair. She was a member of Mt. Hebron Baptist Church and had been employed with Champion Packing Company for sixteen years.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Ray Wike; her second husband, Sam Mitchell; three brothers, Clyde St.Clair, Glade St.Clair, and Arlie St.Clair; and an infant sister. Survivors include one son, Everette Wike and wife Pat of Taylorsville; three grandchildren, Tanya Link and husband Richard, Shannon Chatham and husband Barry, and Tina Hallman and husband Steve; nine great-grandchildren, Meagan Link, Preston Link, Karina Link, Deacon Link, Grant Chatham, Jordon Chatham, Randy Hallman, A.J. Hallman, and Amanda Hallman; two brothers, J.D. St.Clair and Curtis St.Clair, both of Taylorsville; three sisters, Margie Burgess of Taylorsville, Clara Jean Warren of Hiddenite, and Marie Berry of Ft. Pierce, Fla.; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 13, 2003, at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church with Rev. Anthony Wike and Rev. Horace Moree officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice & Home Care of Alexander County, 50 Lucy Echerd Lane, Taylorsville, NC 28681 or to Mt. Hebron Baptist Church, 201 Daniels Lumber Rd., Taylorsville, NC 28681. Alexander Funeral Service, Inc., of Taylorsville was in charge of arrangements.