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NORTH CAROLINA - Alexander Co. - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 28

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Thursday, 22 May 2008, at 9:21 p.m.

John D. Fox
John Dallas Fox, age 59, of Taylorsville, left his loving family to be with his Lord and loved ones preceding him in death Sunday, April 30, 2006, at Hospice of Catawba County.
He was born in Alexander County April 1, 1947, the son of the late James Robert Fox and Annie Belle Sherrill Fox. He was a member of Salem Lutheran Church and was a dedicated employee at CommScope of Statesville for fourteen years. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during the Vietnam War.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Janie Sue Fox, and one brother, Eugene Fox.
Loved ones left to cherish his memory include his wife, Deanna Patricia “Pat” Fox; one daughter, Crystal Fox Guion and husband Michael of Taylorsville; one step-daughter, Dee Dee Canter and husband Michael of Taylorsville; two step-grandchildren, Dakota Barlowe and Jordan Canter, both of Taylorsville; mother of his daughter, Janet Burgess Fox of Taylorsville; mother-in-law, Dorothy Harrington Wike of Taylorsville; five sisters, Daisy Joyce and husband Doug of Eden, Mabel Waugh and husband Lentz of Stony Point, Suma Lambert of Troutman, Vernice Heafner of Mooresville, and Pearlie “Bugs” Fox Kerley and husband Denvard of Taylorsville; a brother-in-law, Royd Curlee Wike and wife Phyllis of Taylorsville; and a number of nieces and nephews as well as special friends and co-workers.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, May 3, 2006, at 4:00 p.m. at Salem Lutheran Church with Rev. Ray Ohlendorf officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Military rites will be performed by VFW Post 10,000 and VFW Post 5466.
Pallbearers include Jamie Wike, Alan Wike, Richard Sipes, Ricky Earp, Brandon Miller, and Mark Fairchild. Memorials may be given to Salem Lutheran Church, 4005 N. NC Hwy 16, Taylorsville, NC 28681. Condolences to the Fox family may be emailed to alexfuneralsvc@bellsouth.net.
Funeral arrangements are being provided by Alexander Funeral Service of Taylorsville.

Quez L. Hefner
Quez Layfate Hefner, age 93, of Taylorsville, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2006, at his residence.
He was born in Alexander County March 24, 1913, the son of the late James “Jim” Hefner and Nola McGee Hefner. He was a member of Friendship Lutheran Church and was employed in the finishing department at Hickory Manufacturing Furniture for a number of years.
In addition his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Evie Lou Hefner; a son, Harold Hefner; and an infant daughter, Mildred Hefner.
Loved ones left to cherish his memory include his wife, Hazel Phillips Hefner; two sons, Bill Hefner and wife Sylvia and Don Hefner and wife Sharon, all of Taylorsville; one daughter, Loretta H, Chapman of Denver, N.C.; two step-sons, J.C. Julian and wife Betty of Stony Point and Kevin Julian and wife Ann of Taylorsville; one step-daughter, Gloria Jean Morrison of Taylorsville; eleven grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 2, 2006, at Friendship Lutheran Church with Rev. Todd Rauscher and Rev. Phil Thorsen officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers included David Keller, III, Micheal Chapman, Jeffery Hefner, Michael Julian, Nick Julian, and Brandon Jenkins. Memorials may be given to the Friendship Lutheran Church Building Fund, 5300 Church Rd., Taylorsville, NC 28681 or to Hospice of Alexander County, 50 Lucy Echerd Lane, Taylorsville, NC 28681.
Condolences to the Hefner family may be emailed to alexfuneralsvc@bellsouth.net.
Funeral arrangements were provided by Alexander Funeral Service of Taylorsville.

Lonnie L. Scott
Lonnie Leon ”Peanut” Scott, age 50, of Newton, formerly of Taylorsville, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, April 27, 2006, at his residence.
He was born in Evansville, Indiana, September 3, 1955, the son of the late Joseph Arnam Scott and Anna Belle Head Scott. He was employed at R.J. Russell Well Drilling for several years and also worked as a clamp operator in the furniture industry at H & M Frame.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Karen Scott Huffman, and his grandparents, Lonnie and Elizabeth Scott.
Loved ones left to cherish his memory include two daughters, Candy and Jessica Scott of Panama City, Fla.; one son, Michael Scott of Panama City, Fla.; two brothers, Gilbert Scott and wife Margaret of Taylorsville and Donald Scott and wife Barbara of Dobson; one sister, Linda Miller and husband Jan of Taylorsville; four grandchildren, Polly and Mikey Lambert and Victoria and Nathan Scott; and a number of nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles.
A graveside service was conducted Monday, May 1, 2006, at the Friendship Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Condolences to the Scott family may be emailed to alexfuneralsvc@bellsouth.net.
Funeral arrangements were provided by Alexander Funeral Service of Taylorsville.

Ralph J. Little
Ralph Junior Little, age 76, of Taylorsville, passed away, Thursday, April 27, 2006, at Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory. He was born in Alexander County February 8, 1930, the son of the late Ralph AY Little and Mae Barnes Little. Mr. Little was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. He was employed with General Electric as a metal fabricator for twenty-six years and was a veteran of the U. S. Army, having served during the Korean Conflict.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, J.D., Ernest, Maynard, and George Little; three sisters, Christine Milstead, Juanita Meadlock and Grace Rogers; and two infant sisters.
Loved ones left to cherish his memory include his wife of fifty-one years, Jo-Anne Graham Little; two daughters, Barbara Shields of Taylorsville and Vickie Burgess of Hiddenite; one son, Jeffrey Little of Taylorsville; six grandchildren, Christopher Burgess and wife Kim of Statesville, Amy Perry and husband Paul of Stony Point, Brian Burgess of Hiddenite, Carrie and Tina Shields of Hickory, and Justin Little of Taylorsville; one great-grandchild, Anna Burgess of Statesville; two sisters, Marie Austin of Taylorsville and Helen Sue Mays of Hickory; along with several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 30, 2006, at Antioch Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Morris and Rev. Dennis Spivey officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the Antioch Baptist Church Building Fund, 580 Antioch Church Rd., 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.

Van B. Woody
Van Buren Woody, age 82 of Hillcrest Street, Jonesville, passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital in Elkin.
He was born in Yancey County May 29, 1923, the son of the late John C. Woody and Lillie W. Woody. He was a member of Jonesville First Baptist Church and served in the United States Army in World War II.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Madge Keaton; a brother, Gem Woody; and a grandchild, Wayne Young.
He is survived by his wife, Maude Jenkins Woody of the home; three children, Richard B. (Carla) Woody of Newport News, Va., Alvin D. (Mona) Woody of Taylorsville, and Vana Leigh (Alex) Nichols of Lewisville; four grandchildren, Cheryl (Jeff) Danielson, Charles Harris, Virginia Westmark, and Alexandra Howell; four great-grandchildren, Teddy and Eric Danielson and Mikayla and Kahleen Howell; three brothers, Ward (Florence) Woody of Hickory, J.C. (Zula Mae) Woody of Burnsville, and Ivan (Earleen) Woody of Morganton; and three sisters, Annie Underwood of Maiden, Jewel Thomas of Yancey County, and Barbara McDaniel of Hickory.
Funeral Services were conducted Sunday, April 30, 2006, at the First Baptist Church of Jonesville with Rev. Roger Hensley officiating. Burial followed at Swaim’s Baptist Church Cemetery.
Johnson Funeral Home of Elkin was in charge of arrangements.

Clyde B. Allison
Clyde Byrd Allison, 62, of 3725 Happy Horse Lane, Lenoir died Thursday, April 27, 2006 at Autumn Care in Drexel, NC.
He was born October 12, 1943, in McDowell County to the late William McKinley Allison and Nora Lee Robinson Allison. He was a member of East Hudson Baptist Church and was a retired textile worker.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Joyce Berry and Pauline Byrd.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia Illene Matheson Allison of the home; a step-daughter, Cathy Rash of Lenoir; three sisters, Mabel Frizsell of Granite Falls, Molly Frizsell of Rutherford College and Gladys Hennings of Phoenix, Arizona; seven brothers, James, Tommy, Leslie, Ray, and Junior Allison, all of Old Fort, Bill Allison of Granite Falls, and William Allison of California; eight step-grandchildren and eight step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 30, 2006, at East Hudson Baptist Church by Rev. Jimmy Greene and burial was in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be given to Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, 1721 Enon Road, Valdese, NC 28690 or to East Hudson Baptist Church, 202 Sunset Street, NW, Lenoir, NC 28645.
Notes of sympathy may be e-mailed to the Allison family at adamsfuneralhome@charter.net.
Adams Funeral Home of Taylorsville was in charge of arrangements.

Margaret Henderson
Margaret Lackey Henderson, 77, of Old Wilkesboro Road, Statesville, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2006, at Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville.
She was born in Alexander County on August 10, 1928, the daughter of the late Claude Lackey and Flossie Stewart Lackey. She worked in retail sales and was a member of Sulphur Springs Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Claudette Dancy, and a grandson, Adam Frazier.
Survivors include her husband, Rex Henderson, Sr., of the home; two sons, Rex Dean Henderson, Jr., and wife Debbie and Byron Henderson and fiance` Debbie Wiggins, all of Statesville; a daughter, Renee Bentley and husband Barry of Union Grove; one brother, Conrad “Butch” Lackey and wife Karen of Hiddenite; two sisters, Nancy Rebecca “Becky” Wike of Hiddenite and Gwendolyn Cleary and husband J.C. “Buster” of Mocksville; a brother-in-law, Dean Dancy of Hiddenite; six grandchildren, Chad and Jeremy Bentley, Tyler, Garrett and Victoria Henderson, and Abigail Frazier; and one great grandchild, Bryson Avery Frazier.
Funeral services were held at Sulphur Springs Baptist Church Sunday, April 30, 2006, with Rev. Steve Parks officiating. Burial followed in Grassy Knob Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P O. Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio 44720 or to the American Heart Association, 129 Hillsboro Road, Taylorsville, NC 28681.
Condolences may be sent to the Henderson family at sympathy@chapmanfuneralhome.com.
Chapman Funeral Home of Stony Point was in charge of arrangements.

Martha P. Marlowe
Martha Prichard Marlowe, 64, of County Line Road, Stony Point, died Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at her residence following an extended illness.
She was born in Forsyth County August 23, 1941, the daughter of Eva Alexander Prichard of Stony Point and the late Kenneth R. Prichard. Mrs. Marlowe was a retired bookkeeper and a member of Stony Point United Methodist Church
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by one brother-in-law, Donnie Walker, and one step-daughter, Teresa Marlowe.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Leon Marlowe of the home; one daughter, Robin Marlowe Lane of Statesville; one sister, Sue Walker of Stony Point, and two grandchildren, Justin Wike and Kristen Wike, both of Statesville.
Funeral services were held Friday, April 28, 2006, at Stony Point United Methodist Church with Rev. Sidney Lanier officiating. Burial followed in Iredell Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Stony Point United Methodist Church, Children's Department, P. O. Box 120, Stony Point, NC 28678.
Condolences may be emailed to the Marlowe family at sympathy@chapmanfuneralhome.com.
Chapman Funeral Home of Stony Point was in charge of arrangements.

Gertha P. Wolfe
Gertha Parsons Wolfe, 97, formerly of Logan-New Amity Road, Scotts, died Tuesday, April 25, 2006, at the Gordon Hospice House in Statesville following an extended illness.
Mrs. Wolfe was born May 18, 1908, in Ashe County, the daughter of the late James Culby and Rose Walsh Parsons. She attended elementary school in Ashe County and secondary school at Appalachian State Normal School in Boone. She entered Nurse’s Training at H.F. Long School of Nursing in Statesville in 1926. During her nursing career, Mrs. Wolfe served two years at Virginia State Hospital in Marion, Va., and fifty-four years at H.F. Long, Davis and Alexander County Hospitals, retiring in 1984. Following her first retirement, she served at Hill Haven Nursing Home in Statesville. After her second retirement, she served at Emerald Healthcare in Taylorsville until her third retirement in 1989, at age 81. During her retirement, Mrs. Wolfe continued to serve the Scotts and Stony Point communities by making medical house calls to area residents and receiving persons at her home to take blood pressure.
Until her death, Mrs. Wolfe was the oldest member of New Amity ARP Church, where she maintained perfect attendance for many years, served as a Greeter to visitors, and President of the Women of the Church. She was also active in her Sunday School class and Women’s Missionary Group.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, J. Douglas Wolfe; her son, Jimmy; and daughter, Douglas Ann Edmiston; and three brothers and sisters.
Survivors include her eldest daughter, Rose Marie Moore Crawford and husband Charles William Crawford of Statesville; two grandchildren, T. Douglas Edmiston (Dede) of Huntersville and Laura Edmiston Bowles (Brad) of Troutman; five great-grandchildren, Brittany Noelle Bowles, Blake Allen Bowles, James Douglas Edmiston, Jane Frances Ann Edmiston, and Charles William Edmiston.
She is also survived by several nieces and nephews, including George Bard (Arbutus) of Taylorsville, Mae Bard France (David) of Columbus, Ohio, Jim Wolfe (Gail) of Roanoke, Va., Pat Wolfe Payne (Bill) of Hartwell, Ga., and Dorothy Wolfe Vantresca (Peter) of Marion, Va.
Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 28, 2006, at New Amity ARP
Church in Scotts with Rev. Ben Winegard officiating. Burial followed in Iredell Memorial Gardens Mauso-leum.
Memorials may be made to New Amity ARP Church, 150 Logan-New Amity Road, Statesville, NC 28625 or to Gordon Hospice House, 2341 Simonton Rd, Statesville, NC 28625.
Nicholson Funeral Home of Statesville was in charge of arrangements. This obituary is a courtesy of Adams Funeral Home of Taylorsville.

Tony Collins
Anthony Lionel “Tony” Collins, 33, of Rocky Springs Rd., Hiddenite, died unexpectedly Wednesday, November 8, 2006, at Frye Regional Medical Center - Alexander Campus.
He was born in Cook County, Illinois, February 23, 1973, the son of Jackie Collins and Sandra Hill Collins of Yeager, West Va.. He was a carpenter.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Angela Keller Collins of the home; two sons, Nicholas Anderson Collins and Patrick Lynn Collins, both of the home; two sisters, Roseanna Call of Taylorsville and Michelle Robinette of Ohio; and a number of nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was conducted Saturday, November 11, 2006, at the Adams Funeral Home Chapel in Taylorsville with Rev. Buster Treadway officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Collins Family, P.O. Box 937, Taylorsville, NC 28681.
Notes of sympathy may be emailed to the Collins family at adamsfuneralhome@charter.net.
Adams Funeral Home of Taylorsville was in charge of arrangements.

Grady T. Starnes
Grady Thomas Starnes, 85, of Hickory, died Monday, November 13, 2006, at Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory following a two-year period of declining health.
He was born in Alexander County May 26, 1921, the son of the late Garland Grady Starnes and Pearl Johnson Starnes. He was a lifelong member of Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church and was retired from Chaircraft Furniture. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during World War II and was a member of American Legion Post 48.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Michael Sipe, and two brothers, Zell Starnes and Loy Starnes.
Survivors include his wife, Melza Little Starnes of the home; two daughters, Judy Sipe and husband Charles and Karen Bowman and husband Gary, all of Hickory; four grandchildren, Lori Bowman and friend Madison Roper, Kisha Sipe, Tracy Sipe and wife Jennifer, and Justin Bowman and wife Christie, all of Hickory; a great-grandson, Mason Bowman of Hickory; three sisters, Janette Johnson of Pensacola, Florida, Margaret Helderman of Hudson, Florida, and Mary Aydukovich of McLouth, Kansas; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesdsay, November 15, 2006, at 4:00 p.m. at Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church with Dr. Larry Melton and Rev. Mary Doub officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military rites provided by American Legion Post 48.
Memorials may be made to the favorite charity of the donor or to the Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church Building Fund, 9042 Hwy. 127 North, Hickory, NC 28601.
Hickory Funeral Home is serving the Starnes family.

Robert Cranford
Robert Eugene Cranford, 78, of Mountain Laurel Dr., Taylorsville, died Thursday, November 9, 2006, at Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville.
He was born in Edgecomb County November 24, 1927, the son of the late Roy Franklin Cranford and Minnie Minton Cranford. He was a retired textile worker and had been employed with the Alexander County Maintenance Department as a supervisor. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during World War II in the 82nd Airborne and was a machinist for Ruan Leasing Company.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Mae Pennell Cranford, and a brother, Milton Cranford.
He is survived by a son, Rick Cranford and wife Shelly of Hiddenite; two daughters, Pam Watts ans husband Jerry of Stony Point and Penny Cranford of the home; five brothers, Jerry Cranford and wife Jean of South Boston, Va., Ronnie Cranford and wife Shirley of Stony Point, Clifton Cranford and wife Margaret of South Boston, Va., George Cranford and wife Judy of Richmond, Va., and Frankie Cranford of Taylorsville; four sisters, Mary Bain and Juanita Gant, both of Taylorsville, Mildred Bowen and husband Lloyd of Richmond, Va., and Joyce Whitt and husband Lacey of South Boston, Va.; four grandchildren, Chris Watts, Jordan Watts, Caiti Cranford, and Heather Cranford; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, November 12, 2006, at the Chapman Funeral Home Chapel in Stony Point with Rev. Charles Williams and Rev. Curtis Cole officiating. Burial followed in the Stony Point Cemetery with military rites provided by D.A.V. Post 10,000 of Hiddenite and D.A.V. Chapter 5466 of Taylorsville.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Alexander County, 50 Lucy Echerd Lane, Taylorsville, NC 28681 or to Horizon Church, P.O. Box 5965, Statesville, NC 28687.
Condolences may be emailed to the Cranford family at sympathy@chapmanfuneralhome.com.
Chapman Funeral Home of Stony Point was in charge of arrangements.

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