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Recent Obituaries (Updated Daily)

Juanita Jolly Johnson
Robert Calvin Powell, III
Bryant Kelly Wicker, Jr.
James Boyce Allen, Jr.
Roy Edward Dunn, Sr.
Ollie Captolia McClain
Bobbie Nell Nesbit
Rev. James Robert Barnette
Basil Lee Echerd
Nancy Elizabeth Hardwick Lay
Margie Gwen Hines White
L.C. Trivette
Charles Ray Helton
James Curtis “Paw” Deal
Jacqueline Jackson Shafer
Tanner Quan Howell

Alice Ingram Coulter

    Juanita Jolly Johnson, 89, of Stony Point, passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at Iredell Memorial Hospital, after a period of declining health.
    Mrs. Johnson was born on January 24, 1927, in Alexander County, daughter of the late Melzie Dyson Jolly and Loyd Jolly. She was a charter member of Temple Baptist Church, Stony Point, and a retired hairdresser.
    One daughter, Mitzi M. Johnson of Stony Point, survives, along with nieces and nephews who lovingly called her “weedie.”
    In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Graydon H. Johnson; two sisters, Euzella J. Matlock and Magdalene J. Johnson; and her step-mother, Mary K. Jolly.
    The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 30, 2016, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Chapman Funeral Home Chapel. A celebration of life service will be held on Friday, July 1, 2016, at Temple Baptist Church, on West Lackey Farm Rd., Stony Point. Rev. Jason Payne will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
    Memorials may be made to the Building and Grounds Fund of Temple Baptist Church, PO Box 327, Stony Point, NC 28678.
    Condolences may be emailed to the Johnson Family by visiting our website at
    Chapman Funeral Home is assisting the family of Juanita Jolly Johnson.

    Robert Calvin Powell, III, 78, of Bethlehem, died Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at his home.
    Born January 28, 1938, he was the son of the late Robert and Flora Powell.
    In addition to his wife Derriann; a daughter Babette Stone and husband David of Raleigh; four sons, Cary Powell and wife Deborah of Charlotte, Robert Powell IV and wife Lisa of Chapel Hill, Keelan Powell and wife Pam of Charlotte, and Derrick Barineau of Ashville survive him.
    The funeral will be at 8:00 p.m., Saturday, July 2, 2016, at The Episcopal Church of Ascension, 726 1st Ave NW, Hickory, with Karla Woggon officiating. A Candle Light Burial will follow. The family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., Saturday, July 2, 2016 at the church.
    Please sign the online guestbook at

    Bryant Kelly Wicker, Jr., 50, of Taylorsville passed away unexpectedly Wednesday morning, June 29, 2016, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. He was born October 27, 1965.
    Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time, and will be announced by Chapman Funeral in Stony Point when completed.

    James Boyce Allen, Jr., 70, of Sulphur Springs Road, Hiddenite, passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at Autumn Care of Statesville.
    Mr. Allen was born August 12, 1945, in Charlotte, son of the late James Boyce Allen, Sr. and Sara Carpenter Allen.
    He was a US Army veteran, who had served in the Vietnam Era, and attended White Plains Baptist Church. He had worked as a truck driver for over 50 years, having retired after 34 years from CommScope. He was a member of the Masonic Lee Lodge 253, in Taylorsville.
    Including his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Ellamae Scott.
    Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Barbara Allen of the home; a son, Richard Allen of Hiddenite; a granddaughter, Courtney McLain of Hiddenite; two step-grandsons, Brian and Brandon Scott, both of Hickory; a sister, Virginia “Joy” Elder and husband Richard of Taylorsville; a brother, Carl Allen and wife Tina of Hiddenite; two nieces, Lisa Kay Elder and Carissa Allen; and two nephews, Dylon and James Allen.
    A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 2, 2016, at White Plains Baptist Church, with full military honors accorded by DAV Chapter 84 of Taylorsville. Rev. Tony Daniels will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
    Memorials may be made to: White Plains Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 2901 Hwy. 90 East, Taylorsville, NC 28681.
    Condolences may be sent to:
    Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the Allen Family.

    Roy Edward Dunn, Sr., 88, of Clements Road, Statesville, passed away Monday, June 27, 2016, at Iredell Memorial Hospital.
    Mr. Dunn was born April 15, 1928, in Orleans County, New York, son of the late Thomas Dunn and Ethel Blackley Dunn.
    Mr. Dunn was of the Baptist faith and retired as a band saw operator in the foundry industry.
    The family will conduct a memorial service later in New York.
    Condolences may be emailed to the Dunn Family by visiting

    Ollie Captolia McClain, 91, of McClain Road, Hiddenite, passed away, Monday, June 27, 2016, at her home, following an extended illness.
    She was born December 3, 1924, and was the daughter of the late B. Grier and Doshia Parker McClain.
    She retired from Iredell Memorial Hospital. Ollie was a member of Third Creek Baptist Church.
    She is survived by daughters, Catherine Knox and Brenda (Harry) Turner; her sister, Shirley M. Byers; and her brother, Jimmie (Juanita) McClain.
    A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted Thursday, June 30, 2016, at 2:00 p.m., at Third Creek Baptist Church, Stony Point. Ms. McClain will lie in state from 1:00-1:30 p.m. Members of the family will receive friends from 1:30 - 2:00 p.m., at the church, but will assemble at the residence at other times.
    Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the McClain Family.

    Bobbie Nell Nesbit, 80, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 27, 2016.
    Born March 2, 1936, in Alexander County, she was the daughter of the late Dorothy Watts. Bobbie graduated from Happy Plains High School, in Taylorsville. She retired from Hunt Manufacturing, then devoted herself as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
    Bobbie loved flowers, gardening, canning, baking, and her sports teams, Carolina Tar Heels and the Atlanta Braves. She was a devoted church member to Philadelphia United Methodist and loved her home church, Liberty Grove Baptist.
    In addition to her mother, she is preceded in death by her husband, Robert A. Nesbit; brothers, JC Watts, Wade Parker, McDonald Parker, Jimmie Parker, and Arthur Parker, Jr.; and sisters, Estella Harris and Rosalee Williams.
    She leaves behind to cherish her memory three children, Bradley Nesbit, Bonnie (Terry) Bellamy, and Edward “Ed” (Debra) Nesbit; grandchildren, Kenya (Joe) Davis, EJ Nesbit, TJ (Valisa) Bellamy, Nerissa Nesbit, Jasmine Bellamy, and Michelle (Jason) Sturdivant; great-grandchildren, Brandon Davis, Anthony and Aaliyah Nesbit, Kaylece Nesbit, Jayden and Jordan Ross, and Jayden and Kayia Sturdivant; brothers, Billy Ray (Pauline) Watts, Myra “Marvin” (Tina) Parker, Stanley (Connie) Parker, and Johnnie Parker; sister, Faye Little; sisters-in-law, Clara Watts, Dottie Parker, and Ella Parker; aunts, Mary Watts and Sadie Battle; special niece, Mae Carrie Harris; special nephew, Chris Watts; special friends, Edith Derr, Hazel Alfred, Clyde Moser, and Jewel Flowers; and a host of loving neices, nephews, and other family members.
    A Celebration of Mrs. Bobbie’s life will be held Saturday, July 2, 2016, at 1 p.m., at Philadelphia United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends, from 12-1 p.m., at the church.
    The family will also receive friends at the home of Edward “Ed” Nesbit, 798 Old Mountain Road, Statesville, NC 28677.
    Memorials may be made to the Philadelphia United Methodist Church, 4165 Old Mountain Road, Stony Point, NC 28678.
    Memories may be left for the family at
    Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Nesbit Family.

    Rev. James Robert Barnette, 75, of Old Vashti Road, Hiddenite, passed away Sunday, June 26, 2016, at his residence.
    He was born October 5, 1940, in Iredell County, son of the late Albert Barnette and Lucy Campbell Barnette.
    He was a radio DJ for WPAR Gospel Radio for many years. He was also a Minister, and was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church.
    Services are incomplete at this time.
    Condolences may be sent to:

    Basil Lee Echerd, 85, of Taylorsville, passed away at Caldwell Hospice & Palliative Care on Sunday, June 26, 2016.
    Basil was born July 13, 1930, in Alexander County, son of the late Roscoe Columbus and Hattie Hammer Echerd. He was a member of Mt. Herman Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having fought in the Korean Conflict. Basil retired, after 40 years, from Sipe Lumber Company. He served as Fire Chief for the Ellendale Fire Department.
    Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Maude Echerd of the home; two sons, Michael Echerd and wife Petra of Belgium, Wisconsin, and Roger Echerd and wife Lynn of Taylorsville; a daughter, Elaine Echerd of Taylorsville; three brothers, Paul, Larry and Donald Echerd; and a sister, Jeanette Knox.
    The funeral service was held Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at Mt. Herman Baptist Church, with Rev. Paul Schronce officiating. Burial took place in the church cemetery with military rites provided by DAV post 84 of Taylorsville.
    Condolences may be sent to

    Nancy Elizabeth Hardwick Lay, 73, of Harmony, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2016, at her residence, after a brief illness.
    Mrs. Lay is survived by her son, R.W. Lay (Linda) of Paris, Arkansas; and a daughter, Stephanie (Tony) of Union Grove.
    The family will receive friends at the residence, 2980 Sandy Springs Road, Harmony, on Saturday, July 2, 2016, from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
    Chapman Funeral Home is assisting the family of Nancy Elizabeth Hardwick Lay.

    Margie Gwen Hines White, 87, of Taylorsville, passed away in Valley Nursing Center, on Saturday, June 25, 2016.
    Born, May 8, 1929, to the late Kermit Franklin and Catherine Marie Norton Hines, she was a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church. She was retired from Broyhill Furniture Company.
    She will be remembered for her love of family and cooking for them, as well as her flowers.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, John Shuford Brown; her husband of 42 years, H.A. White; a brother, Ricky Stout; and a daughter, Libby Shook.
    She is survived by a daughter, Karen Florence and husband William of Taylorsville; four sons, Ronnie, Connie and Craig Brown, all of Taylorsville, and Kevin Brown of Lewisville, Pennsylvania; two brothers, Ben Hines and Steve Stout of Taylorsville; three sisters, Lillian Pennell and Kathy Icenhour, both of Taylorsville, and Violet Brown of Conover; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
    A funeral service was held at Poplar Springs Baptist Church on Monday, June 27, 2016, with Rev. Allen Fox officiating. Grandsons served as pallbearers.
    Memorials may be made to Poplar Springs Baptist Church, 5021 Hwy 16 N, Taylorsville, NC 28681.
    Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service served the White Family.

    L.C. Trivette, of Hickory, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on June 24, 2016, at his residence.
    He was born July 10, 1944, in Watauga County, son of the late Ray Trivette and Ossie Proffitt Trivette.
    LC was blessed with the gift of music and he used that gift to minister to others by playing his dobro and singing his favorite gospel songs on the “Good News” gospel show and at area nursing homes. He also played at Bethlehem General Store on Thursday evenings. He was a member of the Catawba Bluegrass Band. He was happiest when he was playing his instruments and singing to an audience. It is said if you had an instrument, LC had a pick in his pocket and was ready to play.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Blanche Pennell Trivette; his second wife, Sue Trivette; two brothers, Dean Trivette and Buddy Trivette; and a sister, Judy Miller.
    Mr. Trivette is survived by a daughter, Sheila Archambault and husband Roger of Statesville; seven sisters, Eleen Hodges of Morganton, Evelyn Hicks of Boone, Doris Greer and husband Johnny of Boone, Juanita Miller of Boone, Marilyn Watson and husband Scotty of Boone, June Weaver and husband Joel of Jefferson, and Barbara Ashley and husband Buddy of Boone; a brother, Grayson Trivette of Boone; a special friend, Ethel Alexander of Lenoir; and a number of nieces and nephews.
    The family will receive friends Thursday, June 30, 2016, at Oakwood Baptist Church, from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. The funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Jermy Bumgarner officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
    Memorials may be made to WHKY TV, PO Box 1059, Hickory, NC 28603 (in memo line put Good News Program); or Oakwood Baptist Church, 57 Oakwood Drive, Taylorsville, NC 28681.
    Mackie Funeral Home, of Granite Falls, is serving the family.
    You may view the obituary online at

    Charles Ray Helton, 80, passed away Friday, June 24, 2016, at his residence, after a period of declining health.
    Charles was born September 17, 1935, in Alexander County, son of the late Frank and Esther Bolick Helton.
    He worked as an upholsterer for most of his life at Hickory Frye Furniture. He was also a member of Shiloh Lutheran Church.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother, Paul Verlin Helton.
    Charles is survived by his sister, Phyllis Killian and husband James of Taylorsville; brothers, Dwight Helton, Lynn Helton, and Roy Helton and wife Betty, all of Taylorsville; and a number of nieces and nephews.
    The funeral service was held Monday, June 27, 2016, at Shiloh Lutheran Church, with Reverend Dave Hefner officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
    Pallbearers were Billy Bolick, Chris Arney, Al Blystone, Wesley Sharpe, Mark Sharpe, and Bruce Clonch.
    The family would like to extend a special thanks to Kelly Hall for her care of Charles.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shiloh Lutheran Church, 1011 Shiloh Church Road, Hickory, NC 28601; or Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658.
    Condolences may be made online at
    Arrangements were with Hickory Funeral Home.

    James Curtis “Paw” Deal, of Taylorsville, went home to be with his heavenly father on June 23, 2016, after a battle with cancer. He was born June 16, 1932.
    Mr. Deal retired from Southern Hosiery, in Hickory, where he was employed as a supervisor for more than 50 years. He served as a Sgt. in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He also served as chairman of the Building and Grounds Committee and the chairman of the Cemetery Committee at Springs Road Baptist Church, in Hickory.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Hoy and Ina Deal; a sister, Geneva Hull; and a brother, Clyde Deal.
    He is survived by his wife, Ola W. Deal; a daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Harvey Lafone of Taylorsville; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Sara Deal of Hudson; a grandson and his family, Scott and Shelley Lafone and their children, Justin, Josh, and Jacob of Taylorsville; a granddaughter and her husband, Angel L. Johnson and Brian of Hickory and their daughter, Katie, and their granddaughter, Emily; and a sister, Alice Thomas of Lewisville.
    A celebration of his life was held Saturday, June 25, 2016, at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church. Pastor Eddie Yount and Pastor Bob Philbeck officiated the funeral service. Burial followed with full military honors at Springs Road Baptist Church, in Hickory. Military rites were provided by DAV post 84 and 6.
    In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made in honor of James to Mt. Hebron Baptist Church, 16 Mt. Hebron Church Court, Taylorsville, NC 28681.
    Condolences may be sent to

    Jacqueline Jackson Shafer, 89, of Taylorsville, passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at Catawba Regional Hospice, after a lengthy illness.
    Mrs. Shafer was born May 20, 1927, in Alexander County, daughter of the late R.F. Jackson and Pauline Mays Jackson Jolley. Jacqueline was of the Apostolic faith, and was retired from Hughes Aircraft as a supervisor in the electronics division.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard (Dick) Shafer; a daughter, Helen Webster; two brothers, R. David Jackson and Daniel D. Jolley; and a sister, Doris Jackson Smith.
    Jacqueline is survived by her son, Felix H. Webster, Jr. and wife Loretta of Stony Point; a daughter, Ima Spencer and husband Steve of Pismo Beach, California; a brother, Sam E. Jolley and wife Ruth Ann of Sebastian, Florida; a sister, Carol Jackson Coffee of Norcross, Georgia; four grandchildren, Dale and Dennis Davis of Texas, Troy Morgan of California, and Brigette Webster Rhyne and husband Monte of Stony Point; and four great-grandchildren, Alex, Felicia and Evan Rhyne of Stony Point, and Sabrina Spencer of California.
    A private memorial service will be scheduled at a later date by the family.
    Condolences may be e-mailed to the Shafer Family by visiting
    Chapman Funeral Home is assisting the family of Jacqueline Jackson Shafer.

    Tanner Quan Howell, 25, of Taylorsville, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2016, at Mission Hospital, in Asheville.
    Tanner was born May 10, 1991, in Iredell County, son of the late Juanita “Bo” Howell.
    Tanner leaves to carry on his legacy a sister, Stacie Howell of Spruce Pine; and his brothers, Jeff Howell and wife Linda of Hickory, and Spencer Howell of Taylorsville.
    The funeral service was held Friday, June 24, 2016, at St. John Baptist Church. Rev. John Rowe and Rev. T.E. Martin officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.
    The family requests that, in addition to flowers, donations be made to Alexander Funeral Service to help with expenses.
    Condolences may be sent to

    Alice Ingram Coulter passed away Saturday, June 18, 2016, at her home, in Craig County, Virginia.
    Alice May Ingram was born May 9, 1926, in Ramseur, daughter of the late Mitchell Ray and Laura Jane Ingram. She was a high school teacher for over 30 years.
    Alice is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Robert Mitchell and Teresa Lynn Coulter; daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth Laurane and Robert Louis Stevens.
    There will be no public service, but friends are invited to write or call at the family home.
    Any memorial donations should be sent to her favorite non-profit: Preserve Craig Inc., PO Box 730, New Castle, VA 24127.
    The Coulter Family is being served by John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home, Salem, Virginia.

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