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NORTH CAROLINA - Alexander Co. - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 13

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Date: Thursday, 22 May 2008, at 9:04 p.m.

P.W. Ferguson, Sr., age 60, of Lenoir, died unexpectedly Saturday, July 31, 2004, at Caldwell Memorial Hospital in Lenoir. He was born in Caldwell County May 15, 1944, the son of the late Augustine Ferguson. He was employed in the lumber yard at Kincaid Furniture and was a member of Mt. Bethel A.M.E. Church. Mr. Ferguson served in the U.S. Army for a number of years. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a brother, Eugene Ferguson. Survivors include his wife, Grace Hood Ferguson of the home; his step-father, Ernest M. Tilley, Sr., of the home; one son, P.W. Ferguson, Jr., of Columbia, S.C.; one step-son, Stanley Myers Ferguson of Columbia, S.C.; one daughter, Angelina F. Govan of Charlotte; two step-daughters, Rachel Tilley of Lenoir and Willidean Ferguson of Columbia, S.C.; six brothers, Mote Ferguson, Ernest M. Tilley, Jr., James Tilley, Hosia Tilley, and Leon Faulkner, all of Lenoir, and William T. Ferguson of Fayetteville; two sisters, Geraldine Davis and Joycetine Michaux, both of Lenoir; and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, August 5, 2004, at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Bethel A.M.E. Church with Rev. James Cross officiating. Burial will follow in the Patterson Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the funeral hour. Notes of sympathy may be e-mailed to the Ferguson Family at www.chapmanfuneralhome.com. Chapman Funeral Home of Stony Point is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Elizabeth Patterson Stevenson, age 87, of County Line Rd., Stony Point, died Sunday, August 1, 2004, at Myrtle Beach, SC, as a result of a heart attack. She was born in Iredell County July 24, 1917, the daughter of the late John N. Patterson and Martha (Mattie) Alexander Patterson. She was retired from the sewing department at Bassett Furniture Company in Hiddenite. She was a member of New Sterling A.R.P. Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robley D. Stevenson; three brothers, Lewis Patterson, Howard Patterson, and Leonard Patterson; and four sisters, Evelyn Patterson, Lois Hollifield, Emma Lou Stout, and Jean Fincannon. Survivors include one sister, Margaret P. Lackey of Stony Point and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday morning, August 4, 2004, at New Sterling A.R.P. Church with Rev. Tim R. Watson officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Notes of sympathy may be e-mailed to the Stevenson Family at www.chapmanfuneralhome.com. Chapman Funeral Home of Stony Point was in charge of arrangements.

Irene Dula Hegwood, age 83, of Statesville, died Friday, July 30, 2004, at Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville following a brief illness. She was born in Iredell County October 4, 1920, the daughter of the late William Calvin Dula and Pearl Abernathy Dula. She was a homemaker and a member of Shiloh Presbyterian Church in Statesville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Hegwood, and two brothers, Mack Dula and Edward Dula. Survivors include two sisters, Ruby D. Lewis of Stony Point and Ruth D. Isaacs of Statesville; a goddaughter, Sharon Sargent of Statesville; two nieces; and two nephews.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 2, 2004, at Shiloh Presbyterian Church with Rev. Harold King officiating. Entomb-ment followed in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Shiloh Presbyterian Church, Lewis Ferry Rd., Statesville, NC 28625. Notes of sympathy may be e-mailed to the Hegwood Family at www.chapmanfuneralhome.com. Chapman Funeral Home of Stony Point was in charge of arrangements.

Ernest Eugene Sharpe, Sr., age 72, of Statesville, died Friday, July 30, 2004, at his residence following an extended illness. He was born in Iredell County November 1, 1931, the son of the late Hugh Sharpe and Chloie Byers Sharpe. He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church and a member of V.F.W. Post 2031 in Statesville. Mr. Sharpe retired as supervisor in the cloth room at Hexcel (formerly Uniglass) after forty years of service. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Johnny Sharpe. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Cloer Sharpe of the home; one son, Ernest Eugene Sharpe, Jr., and wife Randa of Statesville; one daughter, Judith “Ann” Gentle and husband Doug of Stony Point; three sisters, Doris Ellenburg, Peggy “Peg” Hollar, and Joyce Rhyne, all of Statesville; two grandchildren, Parianne McGlamery and Josh Sharpe; and three great-grandchildren. A graveside service was held Sunday, August 1, 2004, at the Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Ron Setzer officiating. Military rites were provided by V.F.W. Post 2031. Pallbearers included Terry Carpenter, Dennis Rhyne, Jason Rhyne, Billy Ellenburg, Foy Sipes, Terry Watts, Daniel Watts, and Kelly Sharpe. Members of V.F.W. Post 2031 served as honorary pallbearers. Memorials may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church, 1185 Sharon School Rd., Stony Point, NC 28678. Notes of sympathy may be e-mailed to the Sharpe Family at www.chapmanfuneralhome.com. Chapman Funeral Home of Stony Point was in charge of arrangements.

Ernest Hugh Watts, age 60, of Lenoir, died Thursday, July 29, 2004, at his residence. He was born in Alexander County October 12, 1943, the son of the late Chester Field Watts and Mildred Stokes Watts. He was employed as manager at Broyhill Industries, Plant 3, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr. Watts was of the Baptist faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Shawn James Watts. Survivors include his wife, Glendia Harshaw Watts of the home; one daughter, Quinesha Harshaw of the home; a step-daughter, Quanya Harshaw O’Neil of South Carolina; a step-son, Quintin Harshaw of Wisconsin; two brothers, James Watts and wife Virginia of Charlotte and Steve Watts and wife Sue of Taylorsville; seven sisters, Nancy Carson and husband Edward of Hickory, Rita Watts, Patricia Watts, Clara Watts, Annette Bruner and husband Alexander, and Chalma Barker and husband Phillip, all of Taylorsville, and Sharon Glover and husband Rodney of California; seven grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 2, 2004, in the Pendry’s Funeral Home Chapel in Lenoir. Burial followed in Blue Ridge Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Caldwell County Hospice, 902 Kirkwood St., Lenoir, NC 28645. Pendry’s Funeral Home and Crematory of Lenoir was in charge of arrangements.

Lottie Arlene Payne Elder, age 62, of 1st Ave. Drive, SE, Taylorsville, died unexpectedly Friday, July 30, 2004, at Frye Regional Medical Center - Alexander Campus in Taylorsville. She was born in Alexander County May 6, 1942, the daughter of the late Glenn Payne and Emma Pennell Payne. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Lewis Payne. Survivors include her husband, Gerald Elder of the home; two sons, Aaron Elder of Taylorsville and Phil Payne and wife Kelly of Hiddenite; three sisters, Glenda Marlowe of Statesville, Rosa Jenkins of Taylorsville, and Estelle Bracket of Salisbury; two brothers, Herman “Dock” Payne of Taylorsville and Escar Payne of Texas; four grandchildren, Whitney, Kaylea, Kristopher, and Peyton Payne; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 2, 2004, at the Adams Funeral Home Chapel in Taylorsville with Rev. Neal Walker and Rev. Stephen Dagenhart officiating. Burial followed in the Taylorsville City Cemetery. Notes of sympathy may be e-mailed to the Elder Family, adamsfuneralhome@charter.net. Adams Funeral Home of Taylorville was in charge of arrangements.

Cathy Ann Smith, age 45, of Roger Farm Lane, Hiddenite, died Sunday, August 1, 2004, at Frye Regional Medical Center following a two-year battle with cancer. She was born in Alexander County April 7, 1959, the daughter of Clara Mae Smith of Hiddenite and the late Burton Little. She was a former employee of Escod Industries and was a member of Smith Grove Baptist Church. Survivors, in addition to her mother, include one son, Daniel Lee Smith of the home; her fiance`, David Gregory of Taylorsville; one sister, Kathleen S. Odom and husband Ricky of Claremont; and a number of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. The family will receive friends Thursday evening, August 5, 2004, 7:00-8:30 p.m., at Adams Funeral Home in Taylorsville. At other times, the family will assemble at the residence. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, August 6, 2004, at 3:00 p.m. at Smith Grove Baptist Church with Rev. S.F. Hairston and Bishop Randy Minor officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The body will lie in state thirty minutes prior to the funeral hour. Notes of sympathy may be e-mailed to the Smith Family at adamsfuneralhome@charter.net.
Adams Funeral Home of Taylorsville is in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth Charles Joines, age 53, a resident of Piedmont Village Rest Home in Statesville and formerly of Taylorsville, died Wednes-day, September 29, 2004, at Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville. He was born in Alexander County June 25, 1951, the son of Joyce Joines Parks of Statesville. He was a furniture worker and a carpenter. Mr. Joines was a member of Rocky Face Baptist Church. Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a half-brother, Sam Parks of Statesville; three aunts, Judy Brown and husband Rodney of Clearwater, Florida, Janette Lawing and husband Judd of Hickory, and JoAnn Hardee and husband Tony of Raleigh; three uncles, Jerry Joines of Taylorsville, Jim Joines and wife Ruby of Greenville, S.C., and Paul Joines and wife Ada of Taylorsville.
Funeral services were conducted Friday, October 1, 2004, at the Adams Funeral Home Chapel in Taylorsville with Rev. J.C. Parks officiating. Burial followed in the Carsons Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Taylorsville. Notes of sympathy may be e-mailed to the Joines Family at adamsfuneralhome@charter.net.
Adams Funeral Home of Taylorsville was in charge of arrangements.

Clyde O. Murdock, age 79, of Spokane Valley, Washington, died Friday, September 17, 2004, in Spokane. He was born in Alexander County March 17, 1925, the son of the late John Allison Murdock and Martha Warren Murdock. A veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, he saw action in both Germany and Africa. Mr. Murdock was employed with the Union Pacific Railroad for thirty years. He was actively involved with the Old Time Fiddlers Association and was also a woodworking designer and a builder of wooden clocks. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Michael G. Murdock, who was killed in action in Vietnam in 1968; two brothers; and a sister. Survivors include two sons, Steve Murdock and wife Kathleen of Spokane, Washington, and Scott Murdock and wife Janette of Sterling, Arkansas; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Zane Murdock of Taylorsville and Troy Murdock of Kannapolis; two sisters, Mildred Murdock and Dean Pennell, both of Hiddenite; and numerous cousins and friends. A memorial service will be conducted Saturday, October 9, 2004, at 2:00 p.m. at Liberty United Methodist Church in Hiddenite with Rev. Bryan Rogers officiating. Hazen & Jaeger Valley Funeral Home in Spokane, Washington, is in charge of arrangements. This obituary is a courtesy of Adams Funeral Home of Taylorsville.

Barney Allen “Red” Dennis, age 80, of Biscoe, N.C., died Saturday, October 2, 2004, at Baaseiah Rest Home in Biscoe.
He was born in Stanly County and was a retired carpenter.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Helen Dunn of Biscoe, Linda Burroughs of Mount Gilead, and Sue Carswell of Taylorsville; one sister, Mary Alice Gragg of Albemarle; eight grandhildren; and twelve great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 5, 2004, at Stoney Fork Baptist Church in Mt. Gilead with Rev. Chase White, Rev. Grady Blakely, and Rev. Gary Long officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Phillips Funeral Home of Star, N.C., was in charge of arrangements.

Robert Dennis Campbell, age 64, of Amber Marie Lane, Taylorsville, died Tuesday, October 5, 2004, at his residence. He was born in Philadelphia, Penn., September 24, 1940, the son of the late John Campbell and Mary Gallagher Campbell. He was a technical sergeant and served as a pneudraulic technician while in the Air National Guard from which he retired. Most recently, he had been employed with Movie Max in Taylorsville. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was a member of D.A.V. Chapter 84 of Taylorsville. Mr. Campbell was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Taylorsville. Survivors include his wife, Carol Bleistin Campbell of the home; a daughter, Theresa Simons of Taylorsville; a son, Dan Campbell of New Egypt, New Jersey; two sisters, Jean Burns of Apex and Ruth McCluskey of Philadelphia, Penn.; one brother, Jack Campbell of Oakford, Penn.; two grandchildren; six nieces; and five nephews. The family will receive friends at Holy Trinity Catholic Church 10:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 8, 2004. The body will lie in state from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Thursday, October 7, 2004, at Adams Funeral Home in Taylorsville
A funeral mass will be conducted Friday morning, October 8, 2004, at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Father James Byers officiating. Burial will follow Friday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. at the V.A National Cemetery in Salisbury with military rites provided by D.A.V. Chapter 84. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 1039 Hwy. 90 West, Taylorsville, NC 28681. Notes of sympathy may be e-mailed to the Campbell Family at adamsfuneralhome@charter.net. Adams Funeral Home of Taylorsville is in charge of arrangements.

Edward Michael Lafferty, III, age 23, of Wilkesboro, died Saturday, September 25, 2004, at Wilkes Regional Medical Center.
He was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania, May 1, 1981, the son of Edward Michael Lafferty, Jr., and Mae Stanley Lafferty. He was a student at Wilkes Community College and was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Taylorsville. Survivors include his mother Mae Stanley Lafferty of Jefferson; his father, Edward Michael Lafferty, Jr., and step-mother Loria of Hiddenite; one sister, Ashlee Lafferty of Jefferson; two step-brothers, Chris Atwood of Hiddenite, and Shawn Atwood of Stony Point; maternal grandparents, Thomas and Helen Asbury of Taylorsville; and paternal grandparents, Edward and H. Ruth Lafferty, Sr., of Hockessin, Delaware. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, September 29, 2004, at Green’s Chapel in Ashe County with Pastor Nathan Caparolie officiating. Burial followed in Howell Hill Cemetery. Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of North Wilkesboro was in charge of arrangements.

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