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NORTH CAROLINA - Alexander Co. - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 26

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Date: Thursday, 22 May 2008, at 9:18 p.m.

Elmer E. Bolick
Elmer Eugene Bolick, 83, of Bethlehem, died Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at Frye Regional Medical Center.
He was born June 24, 1922, in Caldwell County, the son of the late William Ellison Bolick and Mary Elizabeth Smith Bolick. He was an active member of Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church where he held numerous offices. He was an avid gardener and community leader and was retired from Electric Service of Hickory after forty-two years of service. Mr. Bolick was a veteran of the U. S. Navy, having served during World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Gladys Dunn Bolick of the home; two sons, Carroll “Bud” Bolick and wife Erlene of Bethlehem and Edgar Bolick and wife Linda of Whiteplains, Md.; one daughter, Myra Teague and husband Donny of Bethlehem; one step-daughter, Martha Bowman and husband Norman of Bethlehem; one step-son, Steve Benson and wife Pat of Winston-Salem; two sisters, Ruth Joyce of Washington, D.C., and Mary Bolick of Lenoir; grandchildren include Todd Bolick, Shawn Bolick, Kimberly Shafer, Tracy Collie, Cory Teague, Kellie Rough, Todd Bowman, Neil Bowman, and Christa Griffin; great grandchildren are Vanessa Bolick, Emma Teague, Christopher Bolick, Cameron Shafer; Jamie Shafer, Savannah Collie, Alexis Bowman, Lawson Bowman, Wendy Kerley, and Joseph Bowman.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Bolick was preceded in death by his first wife, Iretha Starnes Bolick, and two brothers, Clyde Bolick and William (Bill) Bolick.
Funeral services were conducted Friday, June 2, 2006, at Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church with Dr. Larry Melton officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery with military graveside rites provided by American Legion Post 48.
Pallbearers included Cory Teague, Todd Bolick, Shawn Bolick, Todd Bowman, Neil Bowman, and Jim Griffin.
Memorials may be made to the Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church Building Fund, 9042 NC 127 N, Hickory, NC 28601. Bass Smith Funeral Home of Hickory was in charge of arrangements.

Michael R. Little
Michael R. Little, 59, of Taylorsville, passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at Frye Regional Medical Center.
He was born in Catawba County September 4, 1946, the son of the late Robert Daniel Little and Ruth Smith Little. He was an active member of Reformation Lutheran Church, where he had served as past president and member of the church council, as a member of Lutheran Men in Mission, and “RUOK” - a group that checks on shut-ins. He also was a member of Lee Lodge #253 of Taylorsville, Brushy Mountain Shrine Club, and Oasis of Charlotte and Scottish Rite. He was treasurer of Brushy Mountain Shrine Club and Ambassador to District 3 Shriners. He was employed at Smithey’s Department Store for a number of years and also at Alexvale Furniture.
He followed in his dad’s footsteps and served as a member of the Taylorsville Fire Department as does his son Dan at Wittenburg Fire Department. He also served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by one infant brother, Edward Collins Little.
Survivors include his wife, Pat Zimmerman Little of the home; one son, Dan Little and his Jennifer of Taylorsville; one grandson, Caleb Daniel Little of Taylorsville; one sister, Martha Gossett and husband Harry of St. Joseph, Mich.; three nephews, Bob Gossett of Denver, Colo., Jim Gossett of Austin, Texas, and Joe Zimmerman of Austin, Texas; one sister-in-law, Billye Jo Furches and husband Bob of Clemmons; one niece. Theresa Blackman; and a number of aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A memorial service was conducted Sunday, June 4, 2006, at Reformation Lutheran Church with Rev. Lewis Murdock officiating. Burial was in the Taylorsville City Cemetery with Masonic burial rites. Members of the Shrine and Masonic Orders were honorary pallbearers. Memorials may be given to the Reformation Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 443 West Main Avenue, Taylorsville, NC 28681.
Condolences to the Little family may be emailed to alexfuneralsvc@bellsouth.net. Funeral arrangements were provided by Alexander Funeral Service of Taylorsville.

Jessie G. Majors
Jessie Grinton Majors, 88, of Wilkesboro, departed this life Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at Wilkes Regional Medical Center.
She was born in Wilkes County April 27, 1918. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cory Majors, and a son, Johnny Grinton.
Mrs. Majors is survived by a sister, Louise Grinton, and a brother, George Lee Harris, both of Wilkesboro; three grandchildren, Wanda Nararro, Jessie Grinton, and John Wellington, all of Wilkes County; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Thursday, June 8, 2006, 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Parks Grove Baptist Church. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Chuck Little officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Condolences to the Majors family may be emailed to alexanderfuneralsvc@bellsouth.net. Funeral arrangements are being provided by Alexander Funeral Service of Taylorsville.

Rev. Harold McAlpin
Rev. William Harold McAlpin, 79, of Newton, passed away Monday, June 5, 2006, at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory.
He was born in Alexander County January 17, 1927, the son of the late William Burette McAlpin and Edith Mae Stafford. He was a member of Liledoun Baptist Church. He attended Southeastern Theological Seminary and Fruitland Bible Institute before becoming a minister. Rev. McAlpin pastored at Bear Creek Baptist, Hillside Baptist, Taylor Springs Baptist, and Rocky Hill Baptist Churches. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II..
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Evelyn Barger and Mary Sue McAlpin Gant Lackey, and two brothers, Rev. Paul McAlpin and Carrol McAlpin
Loved ones left to cherish his memory include his wife of fifty-one years, Mary Widdows McAlpin; one daughter, Lydia Ann Adams of Lenoir; one granddaughter, Shannon Mincer and husband Charles of Claremont; one great-grandson, Isaiah Alexander Mincer of Claremont; three sisters, Addie McAlpin Carrigan and Lovella McAlpin Warren, both Taylorsville, and Alethia McAlpin Smith of Granite Falls; two brothers, Jay McAlpin and wife Marcella of Bethlehem and Don McAlpin and wife Edith of Hickory; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, June 7, 2006, at 3:00 p.m. at Liledoun Baptist Church with Rev. James Bumgarner and Rev. James Ray Millsaps officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military rites provided by D.A.V. Chapter 84 of Taylorsville.
Memorials may be given to Liledoun Baptist Church, 2487 Liledoun Rd., Taylorsville, NC. Condolences to the McAlpin family may be emailed to alexanderfuneralsva@bellsouth.net. Alex-ander Funeral Service of Taylorsville is in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth J. Leidy
Kenneth James Leidy, 35, of Park Lane, Taylorsville, died Sunday, June 4, 2006, from injuries sustained in an auto accident in Surry County. His mother also died from injuries sustained in the same accident.
He was born December 23, 1970, in Pennsylvania to Ronald Richard Leidy of Bear, Delaware, and the late Sandra Lee George Leidy. He was a chef.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Richard Leidy.
Survivors include his wife, Marsha Lynn Moretz Leidy of the home; four sons, Ethan Mackenzie Leidy and Nicholas Mathew Leidy, both of the home, and James Kenneth Leidy and Kenneth James Leidy, Jr., both of Smyrna, Delaware; two sisters, Denise Roatsey of Maryland and Nancy Giovinazzi of New Jersey.
Funeral services for Mr. Leidy will be private and held at a later date.
Notes of sympathy may be emailed to the Leidy family at adamsfuneralhome@charter.net. Funeral arrangements were provided by Adams Funeral Home of Taylorsville.

Arthur “Bus” Sigmon
Arthur Junior “Bus” Sigmon, 81, of Ridgeway Apartments, Taylorsville, died unexpectedly Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at home.
Born November 1, 1924, in Iredell County, he was the son of the late James Sigmon and Cora Moose Sigmon. He was a small engine mechanic and was a member of Freedom Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Floyd, George, and Hoover Sigmon, and two sisters, Bertha Payne and Tressie Pope.
He is survived by his wife, Johnsie Mitchell Sigmon of Hiddenite; three daughters, Karen Lackey of Hiddenite and Sheila Glazer and Pamela Black, both of Jacksonville, FL; two step- children, Kathy Land and Allen Moose, both of Hiddenite; two sisters, Ruth Miller and Rene Gregory, both of Newton; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Thursday, June 1, 2006, at Freedom Baptist Church with Rev. Sam Vallini and Rev. Jason Sigmon officiating.
Memorials may be made to Freedom Baptist Church, Hiddenite, NC 28636. Condolences may be emailed to the Sigmon family at sympathy@chapmanfuneralhome.com.
Chapman Funeral Home of Stony Point was in charge of arrangements.

Lloyd G. White
Lloyd Glenn White, 65, of Taylorsville, passed away June 3, 2006, at Frye Regional Medical Center.
Born October 31, 1940, in Caldwell County, he was the son of the late Kelly Glenn and Eula Cassidy White. He was an active member of Grand View Park Baptist Church in Lenoir and was retired from Rhoney Chair Company of Hickory.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Ronnie Lee White, and two infant grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of thirty-eight years, Linda Berry White of the home; one daughter, Deborah Jean Atkins of Nebraska; one granddaughter, Audreion Hope White of Taylorsville; two sisters-in-law, Betty Berry Pope and husband Jerry T. of Granite Falls, Brenda Pennell White of Taylorsville; two brothers-in-law, Doyle Berry of Taylorsville and Beuford Berry and wife Patricia of Valdese; and a number of nieces and nephews as well as great-nieces and great- nephews.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, June 6, 2006, at the Oxford Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the Lloyd White Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 40, Taylorsville, NC 28681.
Alexander Funeral Service of Taylorsville was in charge of arrangements.

Andy S. Patterson
Andy Stevenson Patter-son, 75, of Hopewell Church Rd., Hiddenite, passed away Friday, June 2, 2006, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem following an extended illness.
He was born April 15, 1931, in Alexander County, son of the late Dawson Lane Patterson and Bessie McClain Patterson. He was a furniture worker, a counselor and minister, a member of the Church of God, and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
In addition of his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Gypsy Forni, and three brothers, a twin brother Amos Connelly Patterson, Louis Dale Patterson, and Vicky Lane Patterson.
He is survived by his wife of forty-five years, Margaret Johnson Patterson of the home; one son, Andreas C. Patterson of Conover; two daughters, Nina Willis and Rene Lotti, both of Tucson, Arizona; one brother, Hassil Patterson of Asheboro; three grandchildren, Amanda Willis, Joseph Patterson, and Karelle Patterson.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 5, 2006, at the Chapman Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James McClain officiating. Burial followed in the Shady Grove Cemetery with military rites conducted by V.FW. Post 10,000 of Hiddenite.
Memorials may be given to the Shady Grove Cemetery Fund, c/o Roena Millsaps, 1774 Hwy 90 East, Taylorsville, NC 28681.
Condolences may be emailed to the Patterson family at sympathy@chapmanfuneralhome.com. Chapman Funeral Home of Stony Point was in charge of arrangements.

Lex Bowles
Lex Eugene Bowles, 93, of Bowles Stable Rd., Union Grove, passed away Monday, June 5, 2006, following a lengthy illness.
Mr. Bowles was born April 12, 1913, in Alexander County and was the son of the late Morris Coite Bowles and Virgie Mae Williams Bowles. He was a graduate of Union Grove High School and was a retired Superintendent for the Street Department of the City of Statesville. Mr. Bowles was a member of Taylor Springs Baptist Church and was married to the late Sybil C. Mayberry Bowles, who passed away in 1990.
He is survived by one daughter, Candice Robin Bowles of the home; three sons, Lowell Eugene Bowles, Byron Barry Bowles, and Eric Neal Bowles, all of Union Grove; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 8, 2006, at Taylor Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Wayne Riddle and Rev. Perry Link officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Taylor Springs Baptist Church prior to the funeral hour. Nicholson Funeral Home of Statesville is serving the family of Mr. Bowles.

Clay E. Teague
Clay Edward Teague, 42, of Taylorsville, passed away unexpectedly May 30, 2006, at Frye Regional Medical Center.
He was born in Alexander County March 5, 1964, the son of Margie Lee Teague Gilbert and the late Sherrill Bowers Teague. He was a member of Oxford Memorial Baptist Church and was owner of Teague Construction. He was a gifted woodcarver and also practiced scrimshaw in wood and bone. Mr. Teague was a supporter of organ donations.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one brother, Harlee Teague, and his grandparents, Burrell and Lundie Teague and Everett and Lelia Teague.
Survivors include his wife of 17 years, Melinda K. Lackey Teague; one son, Caleb Edward Teague of the home; one daughter, Carol-Ann Grace Teague of the home; his mother, Margie Lee Teague Gilbert; three sisters, Anita Smith and husband Don and Lotty Smith and husband Dwight, all of Taylorsville, and Sandra Marlowe and husband Fred of Hiddenite; two brothers-in-law, Doyle and Lee Lackey and Todd Lackey and wife Elizabeth, all of Taylorsville; father and mother-in-law, Tommy and Jane Lackey of Taylorsville; special cousins, Tony Teague and Allen Teague, both of Taylorsville, special, special friend, Frog Walker of Claremont; nieces and nephews, Holly Smith, Amanda Smith Rogers and husband Anthony, all of Taylorsville, Stewart Marlowe of Hiddenite, Matthew Marlowe of Boiling Springs, Harland Smith, Justin Smith, Joshua Lackey, Emily Lackey, Leanna Lackey, Sarah Lackey, and Mandy Lackey, all of Taylorsville.
Funeral services were conducted Friday, June 2, 2006, at Antioch Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Morris, Rev. Neal Walker and Rev. Tom Walker officiating. Burial followed in the Antioch Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to Antioch Baptist Church, 580 Antioch Church Rd., Taylorsville, NC 28681 or to Oxford Memorial Baptist Church, 2850 Old NC 90, Taylorsville, NC 28681.
Condolences to the Teague family may be emailed to alexfuneralsvc@bellsouth.net.
Funeral arrangements were provided by Alexander Funeral Service of Taylorsville.

Elizabeth Steelman
Elizabeth Steelman, age 84, of Mt. Wesley Church Rd., died Wednesday, June 7, 2006, at Autumn Care of Mocksville following an extended illness.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Chapman Funeral Home in Stony Point.

William L. Feimster
William Lewis Feimster, 72, of East Lackey Farm Rd., Stony Point, passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at Iredell Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.
He was born in Iredell County April 29, 1934, the son of the late William Ray Feimster and Mattie Brown Feimster. He was a maintenance electrician, a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Korean Conflict, and a member of New Amity ARP Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Steven Ray Feimster, and a sister, Kita Jane Menscer.
He is survived by his wife, Martha Campbell Feimster of the home; one son, Larry Feimster of Stony Point; a daughter, Kita Feimster of Stony Point; a brother, Joseph Norris Feimster of Scotts; four grandchildren, Joshua Feimster, Jeremy Pennell, Mandy Jolly, and Brandon Jolly; and two great- grandchildren, Tristen Pennell and Trace Pennell; and four nephews, Rick and David Menscer, Jr., and Scott and Allan Feimster.
Funeral services were conducted Friday, June 2, 2006, at the Chapman Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Walter Flemming officiating. Burial followed in the Stony Point Cemetery with military rites provided by V.F.W. Post 10,000 and D.A.V. Chapter 5466. Memorials may be given to Hospice of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Rd., Statesville, NC 28625.
Condolences may be emailed to the Feimster family at sympathy@chapmanfuneralhome.com
Chapman Funeral Home of Stony Point was in charge of arrangements.

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