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Quincy Jr. “Pat” Hightower
Lucille R. Warren
Hayward Edward Bowman
Jerry Blake Benfield
Carlinda Watts Meier
Larry Joe Shook
Alden E. Starnes
Richard Franklyn Lucas
Jean C. Byrum
William R. White
Helen Elizabeth Cortner
Bruce Elmer Campbell
Sue Jetton Gaddy
Darla “Mumma Dar” Rawson Junker
Marvin Abee Smith
Jerry Dale Lankford
Polly Ann Windham

Paula Sherrill Milam


    Quincy Jr. “Pat” Hightower, 66, of Lenoir, passed away Sunday, August 30, 2015 at his residence.
    He was born February 15, 1949, in Caldwell County, son of the late Hugh Hightower and Elizabeth Banner.
    Quincy was a loving father, brother, and son. Mr. Hightower worked for Singer Furniture in Hudson for 26 years, and Broyhill wall systems for 10 years, but he was most famous around the area for his window washing business that he put his heart and soul into for a number of years until his illness prevented him from working in the field.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Herman Hightower and Julius Edward Hightower.
    Left to cherish his memories is his loving wife of 41 years, Polly Parsons Hightower of the home; three sons, Quincy “Jr.” Hightower and wife Myrlinda, Patrick Hightower, and Richard Hall Hightower, all of Lenoir; two daughters, Paula H. Lipford and husband Tommy, and Pamela Jean Hightower, both of Lenoir; three brothers, Anthony Hightower, and Eric Hightower and wife Valerie, both of Lenoir, and Hugh Hightower of Chapel Hill; three sisters, Lois H. Mungro, and Dallas H. Harris and husband Ricky, both of Lenoir, and Ivey Dean McKorkle and husband Tommy of Newton; and six grandchildren.
    Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at 2:00 p.m., at Greer-McElveen Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by Rev. Terry Hunt. Interment is to follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 1, 2015, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the funeral home.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
    Online condolences may be left at www.greer-mcelveenfuneralhome.com.
    Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

    Lucille R. Warren, 88, of US Hwy 64-90 West, of Taylorsville, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, August 28, 2015 at Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
    Mrs. Warren was born August 13, 1927, in Alexander County, daughter of the late Toye Poole Rector and Nelle Matheson Rector.
    She had worked in banking, as a loan officer and a vice-president, and retired from Taylorsville Savings Bank. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Taylorsville, where she faithfully attended.
    Lucille was a member of the Garden Club and was an avid sports fan who could be found watching ESPN anytime of the day.
    Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Loy “Bub” Warren; and a brother, Daniel Partee Rector.
    Those left to cherish her memory include a sister-in-law, Wanda Rector of Taylorsville; nieces, Janet Sigmon and husband Charlie of Taylorsville, Dottie Ferguson and husband Jim of Taylorsville, Ann Torrence of Concord, Sue Hickerson and husband David of Weaverville, Jeannie Munn and husband John of Florida; nephews, Danny Rector and wife Angela of Newton, and William Poole and wife Janet of Arizona; great-nieces and nephews, Brooke Sigmon, Evan Rector, Sierra Winters, Woody Elder, and Scott and Andy Poole, all of Taylorsville; great-great-niece and nephew, Will and Jenna Elder of Taylorsville; and a host of family and friends.
    The funeral service will be at 4 p.m., Monday, August 31, 2015 at First Baptist Church of Taylorsville. Rev. Dan Redding will officiate. Burial will follow in the Taylorsville City Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m., Sunday, August 30, 2015 at Adams Funeral Home.
    Pallbearers include: Terry Gresham, John Watts, Larry Price, Woody Elder, Mike Sprinkle, and Charlie Sigmon.
    Memorials may be made to: Alexander County Hospice, 50 Lucy Echerd Lane, Taylorsville, NC 28681.
    Condolences may be sent to: www.adamsfunerals.com.
    Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the Warren Family.

    Hayward Edward Bowman, 87, of Taylorsville, passed away Thursday, August 27, 2015 at Catawba Regional Hospice.
    He was born on Monday, July 9, 1928, in Alexander County, son of the late Clyde Bryson and Bessie Frye Bowman. Hayward loved farming and just being outdoors. No one worked harder than Hayward, he could always be found on his tractor. He really enjoyed dancing and listening to bluegrass.
    In addition to his parents, Hayward was preceded in death by five brothers, Billy, RZ, Mack, Gene and Frank Bowman.
    Hayward is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Margaret Louise Bolick Bowman; four daughters, Louise Fox and husband Harold, Louetta Eckard and husband David, Lou Eva Deal and husband Gregg, and Jerri McNiel and husband Curtis; a brother, Leon Bowman and wife Brenda; a sister, Carolyn Fox and husband Ray; three sisters-in-law, Betty, Patricia and Leola Bowman; grandchildren, Bryan McNiel, Gina Friedhoff, Tina Hertzler, Wesley Deal, Wesley Hollar, Lisa Fox, Steven Deal, Josh Hollar, Timothy Eckard, and Ethan Eckard; 21 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews, and special friends.
    Visitation is Saturday, August 29, 2015, from 4:00-6:00 p.m., at East Taylorsville Baptist Church. A memorial service celebrating Hayward’s life will follow at 6:00 p.m.
    The family requests that memorials be made to: Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Rd, Newton, NC 28658.
    Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.
    Arrangements entrusted to Alexander Funeral & Cremation Service of Taylorsville.

    Jerry Blake Benfield, (Ether Margot Muse), 61, of Charlotte, passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2015.
    Born in Taylorsville, on June 25, 1954, he was the son of Pauline “Paula” Evelyn Shook and the late Sam McCoy Benfield. Jerry lived at home for many years and cared for his elderly mother in the home, and his father before death.
    Besides his mother, Paula, he is survived by two sisters, Rebecca Anne Hawn and husband Neil of Hudson, and Alma Simms and husband Dewey of Mt. Holly; two brothers, Paul Benfield and wife Donna of Gastonia, and John Benfield of Charlotte; and numerous nieces and nephews.
    Relatives and friends may visit Jerry’s family on Friday, August 27, 2015, from 2:00-3:00 p.m., at Forest Lawn West Funeral Home, 4601 Freedom Drive, Charlotte, NC.
    Online guestbook and condolences may be offered through www.forestlawnwest.com.

    Carlinda Watts Meier, 79, of Lewisville, passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home.
    “Linda” was born October 3, 1935, in Taylorsville, daughter of Charlie Reuben and Lola Moose Watts.
    She was preceded in death by her sister, Barbara Jean Little.
    Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 36 years, Paul Meier; a sister, Joyce Silvey of Richmond, Virginia; a brother, Steve Watts of Taylorsville; daughters, Vicki Chlosta of Ruskin, Florida, and Laura (Mark) Thomas of Clemmons; a son, Thomas (Susan) Chlosta of Osprey, Florida; a stepdaughter, Paula (Scott) Beeton of Hoover, Alabama; a stepson, Walter (Diane) Meier of Archdale; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
    A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, August 29, 2015, at 11 a.m., at Centenary United Methodist Church, 646 W 5th St, Winston-Salem. The family will receive friends at a reception immediately following in the church auditorium.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative CareCenter, Habitat for Humanity, or Daybreak/Respite Care c/o Centenary United Methodist Church.

    Larry Joe Shook, 73, of South Side Drive, Hiddenite, passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2015, at his residence.
    Mr. Shook was born June 9, 1942, in Catawba County, son of the late Fred Ray Shook and Josephine Price Shook. He was a truck driver for 42 years. He loved motorcycles, racing, woodworking, and his new Chevy truck.
    Including his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jacky Ray Shook; a daughter, Amy Jay Shook; a granddaughter, Erin Ashton Kilgore; and an aunt, Sara Jo Price.
    Those left to cherish his memory include three daughters, Cynthia Sigmon of Stony Point, and Lane Burkett and Laura Jane Uhls, both of Batesburg, South Carolina; eight grandchildren, Kristy Sigmon, Oryssa Uhls, Adam Ledford, Jacob Ledford, Charlie Burkett, Hailey Rabon, Nichole Ledford, and Kristi Cochran; 10 great-grandchildren, Logan Campbell, Trinity Cochran, Jarryd, Alana, Kole, Damian, Cason and Ayden Ledford, and Knox and Hudson Rabon; a sister, Shirley Dishmond and husband Lee of Taylorsville; two nieces, Penny Gray of Hiddenite, and Cherill Presnell of Taylorsville; a special friend, Clifford Coffee of Hiddenite; and a special thanks to Phillip Huffman and Richard Boothman.
    The funeral service will be at 4 p.m., Thursday, August 27, 2015, at Adams Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Jeff Chapman will officiate. The family will receive friends 3-4 p.m. prior to the service.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658.
    Condolences may be sent to: www.adamsfunerals.com.
    Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Taylorsville is serving the Shook Family.

    Alden E. Starnes, 86, of Granite Falls, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on August 25, 2015, at Frye Regional Medical Center.
    He was born May 18, 1929, son of the late Shafter Alonzo Starnes and Irene Austin Starnes.
    Mr. Starnes was a member of Dudley Shoals Baptist Church, where he served faithfully as a deacon, choir member, trustee, and was on the building committee and various other committees.
    Mr. Starnes served 32 years as a Caldwell County Commissioner, and was honored November 2006 by having the building, where the board of commissioners meet, named after him. Mr. Starnes served the Western Piedmont Council of Government, where he served as Chairman, 1984 -1985, 2004 – 2005; Vice Chairman, 1983, 2003; Secretary, 1976; Past Chairman, 1986 – 1988, 2006; At-Large Member 1982, 1989, 1991 – 1992, 1989 – 1999, and 2000 – 2002. Mr. Starnes also served on the Goals & Objective Committee, Joint Regional Forum, NARC Human Services Legislative Committee and Senior Tarheel Legislature. He served for over 37 years on the Board of Directors for Caldwell County Farm Bureau.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Starnes; and his brothers, Howard and Adrian Starnes; and his sister, Sadie Starnes Austin.
    Mr. Starnes is survived by his son, Dr. Vaughn A. Starnes and wife Julie of California; six grandchildren, Kristen, Ashley, Meg, Andrew, Richard, and Christine; and his brother, Lonnie Starnes and wife Jeanette of Granite Falls.
    The family will receive friends Wednesday, August 26, 2015, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at Dudley Shoals Baptist Church. The funeral service will be Thursday, August 27, at 2:00 p.m., at Dudley Shoals Baptist Church with Rev. Gordon West and Rev. Don Ingle officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
    The family asks that memorials be made to: Dudley Shoals Baptist Church Building Fund, 1882 Dudley Shoals Road, Granite Falls, NC 28630; or Grace Chapel Fire Department, 4470 Grace Chapel Road, Granite Falls, NC 28630.
    The obituary may be viewed online at www.mackiefh.com.
    Mackie Funeral Home of Granite Falls is serving the family.

    Richard Franklyn Lucas, 71, of Patty’s Place, Stony Point, passed away Monday, August 24, 2015, at Wake Forest University Baptist Hospital.
    Mr. Lucas was born December 13, 1943, in Angola, New York, son of the late Carlton Lucas and Florence Wood Lucas. He had worked for Snyder Tank, Inc. in Hamburg, New York, for 34 years. He was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Angola, New York.
    He had been a volunteer fireman and EMT in New York and was a member of the Hamburg Moose Lodge.
    Including his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Richard Lucas, Jr.; two sisters, Edith Faraci and Jean Crampton; and two brothers, Carlton and Donald Lucas.
    Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Pamela Ann Szymanski Lucas of the home; two daughters, Holly Laws and husband Kristopher of Stony Point, and Alice Pokojski and husband Roger of Kannapolis; a sister, Sue Taber of Angola, New York; his father-in-law, Henry Szymanski of Stony Point; his mother-in-law, Susan Szymanski of Stony Point; a sister-in-law, Beverly Stanton and husband Robert of Matthews; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
    A memorial service will be conducted at 6 p.m., Friday, August 28, 2015, at Adams Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Brad Mullis will officiate.
    Condolences may be sent to: www.adamsfunerals.com.
    Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Taylorsville is serving the Lucas Family.

    Jean C. Byrum, 77, entered into eternal rest on August 23, 2015, surrounded by her loving family.
    She was born January 26, 1938, in Alexander County, daughter of the late Delvina Carrigan and Ed Carrigan. She was a member of East Taylorsville Baptist Church.
    She worked in the restaurant industry for many years either as an owner or employee. In every place she worked, she was known as “Mama Jean” as she “adopted” many people as her own children. She loved NASCAR racing, and was a huge fan of Bill Elliott, and later pulled for Chase Elliott.
    Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Robert Wilson Byrum; a son, Jeffrey Blair Davis; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
    Those left to cherish her memory include sons, William Russell Byrum, Robert Timothy Byrum, and Brian Clarence Byrum; stepsons, John Wendell Byrum, and David Eugene Byrum and wife Sara; stepdaughter, Terri Kane and husband Mike; stepgrandchildren, Wil Byrum, Garrett Byrum, and Analee Hardin; and good friend of the family, Gerrie Belcher.
    At Mrs. Byrum’s request, there will be no funeral service, but the family will receive friends and family on Wednesday, August 26, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658; and/or American Cancer Society, 1901 Brunswick Ave, Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28207.
    Condolences may be made to the family at www.cavin-cook.com or to The Byrum Family, 3914 Azalea Trail Drive, Denver, NC 28037.
    Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, is serving the Byrum Family.

    William R. White, 80, of Brevard, passed away Sunday, August 23, 2015, at Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
    A native of Laurinburg, he was the son of the late Emmett and Hannah Hutchins White.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Lenny Ray White, Jack White, Ed Lee White, Emmett Royce White, and Glen White; and an infant sister.
    After completing his undergraduate work at Wake Forest University, Mr. White joined the U.S. Army and served a tour of duty in Germany. After his honorable discharge, he returned to Wake Forest and received his law degree.
    He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Barbara Allen White; daughters, Lisa Edwards of Conover, Jennifer Adams and husband Billy of Taylorsville, and Pamela Rollins and husband George of Greer, South Carolina; grandchildren, Lauren Edwards of Cullowee, Will Adams and Jackson Adams of Taylorsville, and Ashley Rollins of Greer, South Carolina; and a number of nieces and nephews.
    A memorial service for William R. White will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Friday, August 28, 2015, at First Baptist Church of Brevard, with Rev. Tommy Crocker and Rev. Joe Hayes officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.
    In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 581 NC Hwy 16, Taylorsville, NC 28681; or to First Baptist Church, 94 S. Gaston St., Brevard, NC 28712.
    To leave a condolence for the White Family, please visit “obituaries” at www.moore-fh.com.
    Moore Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Brevard is serving the family.

    Helen Elizabeth Cortner, 89, of Statesville, passed away Friday, August 21, 2015, at Gordon Hospice House, after an extended illness.
    Mrs. Cortner was born December 21, 1925, in Bartholomew County, Indiana, daughter of the late Edward Meyer and Elsie Schrader Meyer.
    She was a librarian in the Bartholomew County School system, and a secretary at Bartholomew County Health Department. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, in Columbus, Indiana.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two husbands, Louis Lee Arnholt and then William Edward Cortner.
    She is survived by two daughters, Connie Holland and husband Bob of Statesville, and Susan E. Hornback and husband Roger of Spindale; a son, Larry Edward Arnholt and wife Karen of Washington state; a brother, Donald Meyer and wife Hazel of Jonesville, Indiana; two sisters, Evelyn Horman and husband John of Jonesville, Indiana, and Lou Gaier and husband Claude of Pleasant Valley, New York; six grandchildren, Susan’s children, Justin, Alisha, and Micah, and Connie’s children, Reuben, Jesse, and Jonah; and nine great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services were scheduled at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 26, 2015, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Columbus, Indiana, with Rev. Doug Bauman officiating, and burial to follow in the church cemetery. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, August 30, 2015, at Winthrop Friends Meeting Church, 262 Winthrop Rd., Harmony, NC 28634. Pastor Harold Salmons and Pastor Thomas Corbell will officiate.
    Memorials may be given to Hospice of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28677.
    Condolences may be e-mailed to the Cortner Family by visiting www.chapmanfuneralhome.com.
    Chapman Funeral Home of Stony Point is assisting the family of Helen Elizabeth Cortner.

    Bruce Elmer Campbell, 53, of Paul Payne Store Road, Stony Point, passed away Thursday, August 20, 2015, at Kindred Hospital, in Greensboro.
    Mr. Campbell was born January 1, 1962, in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, son of the late Elmer Campbell and Pauline Pratt Campbell. Mr. Campbell was a truck driver.
    Including his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth Hunt.
    Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Mahala Campbell of Mt. Airy; two nieces; and a nephew.
    No formal arrangements have been made.
    Condolences may be sent to: www.adamsfunerals.com.
    Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the Campbell Family.

    Sue Jetton Gaddy, 74, of US 64-90 West, Taylorsville,
passed away Thursday, August 20, 2015, at Catawba Regional Hospice, in Newton, following a lengthy illness.
    She was born August 4, 1941, in Greenbriar Cove, Alabama, daughter of the late Montgomery Gilbreth Jetton, Jr. and Riba Oline Lennox Jetton.
    Along with her husband, Ron, she owned and operated Maintenance Supply and Chemical Company of Conover for 33 years. She was a member of St. Francis of Assissi, in Lenoir, where she was a Sunday school teacher and
confirmation teacher.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Matt Gaddy; and three brothers, Bernard, Buddy and Orville
Jetton.
    Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Ron Gaddy of the home; daughters, Shannon G. Sprinkle (Jim) of Newton, and Andrea G. Burleson (Grey) of Winchester, Virginia; a son, Brian Leon Gaddy of Charlotte; brothers, Ray Jetton of Edgewater, Florida, and Nevelin Jetton of Stanly; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services were held Sunday, August 23, 2015, at Adams Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Robert Sain, Rev. Jeff Chapman, and Rev. Joshua Russell officiating. Burial followed in Three Forks Baptist Church Cemetery.
    Pallbearers included: Justin Russell, Bryant Sprinkle, Rev. Joshua Russell, Patrick Sprinkle, Keenan Gaddy, and Joshua Gaddy.
    The family requests that memorials be given to: Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC, 28658.
    Condolences may be sent to the Gaddy Family at
www.adamsfunerals.com.
    Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Taylorsville is serving the Gaddy Family.

    Darla “Mumma Dar” Rawson Junker, 59, of Hiddenite, passed away Thursday, August 20, 2015, at her residence.
    She was born Friday, April 6, 1956, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, daughter of Charlene Hockenberry Neusch and the late Frank Rawson. She was a homemaker and a mother to all. She loved to take care of her family.
    In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a sister, Kelly Rawson.
    Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Donald W. Junker, Sr. of the home; four daughters, Angel Junker Gresham and husband Dennis of Pekin, Indiana, Brandi Junker of Louisville, Kentucky, Kelly Junker Kunf and husband Thomas of Taylorsville, and Heather Junker and fiancé Dustin Squires of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; two sons, Donald W. Junker Jr. and fiancée Barbara Ashworth of Hiddenite, and Brian Magnus Junker and wife Elissa of Bennett, Iowa; her mother, Charlene Neusch of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; a brother, Frank Rawson of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
    No formal arrangements have been made.
    Condolences may be made to: www.adamsfunerals.com.
    Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Taylorsville is serving the Junker Family.

    Marvin Abee Smith, 75, of Ben Thompson Lane, Taylorsville, passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2015, at Catawba Valley Medical Center.
    He was born December 31, 1939, in Catawba County, son of the late Wilford Fox and Nokie Dean Hamilton Fox. He was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon. Mr. Smith worked for Carolina Glove Mill as a cutter.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Melvin Smith; and a sister, Marie Hollar.
    Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Frances Treadway Smith of the home; three daughters, Melissa Lafon and husband Rickey, Melinda Boling and husband Eddie, and Renee Bortz and husband J.D., all of Taylorsville; a son, Mark Smith and wife Teresa, of Taylorsville; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; a brother, Paul Fox and wife Joy of Taylorsville; and many nieces and nephews.
    The family conducted a memorial service on Sunday, August 23, 2015, at Mountain View Baptist Church. Reverend Buster Treadway officiated.
    Memorials may be made to Mountain View Baptist Church.
    Condolences may be made to adamsfunerals.com.
    Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Taylorsville served the Smith Family.

    Jerry Dale Lankford, 62, passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2015, at Valley Nursing Center.
    Mr. Lankford was born in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, on Sunday, June 28, 1953, son of the late James Russell Lankford, Sr. and Maggie Bell Lankford.
    Mr. Lankford worked in the South Carolina school system as a HVAC maintenance specialist. He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Hemingway, South Carolina. He enjoyed flying his planes, and was a member of “Wingers” RC Flying Club.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Justin Lankford; and a brother, John Lankford.
    Surviving are his wife, Janet Lankford of the home; a daughter, Jolene Sherrill and husband Belvin of Mooresville; two granddaughters, Syncere and Akira Sherrill; a grandson, Dante Sherrill; and a brother, James Russell Lankford, Jr. of Stafford, Virginia.
    No services are planned at this time.
    Condolences may be made to: www.adamsfunerals.com.
    Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Taylorsville is serving the Lankford Family.

    Polly Ann Windham, 75, of Taylorsville, passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2015, at Valley Nursing Center.
    She was born Monday, March 25, 1940, in Iredell County, daughter of the late Mack Leonard and Augusta Regina Cascaddon Rash. She was a member of Victory Baptist Church.
    She leaves to carry on her legacy a son, Dr. Mike Kerley and wife Debbie; four daughters, Kathy Sigmon and husband Jeff, and Jean Sturgill and husband Tom, all of Taylorsville, Paula Brown and husband Bud of Logoff, South Carolina, and Lynn Knight and husband Richard of Swansea, South Carolina; a brother, Rev. Mitchell Rash and wife Sandra; a sister, Sylvia Rector; grandchildren, Josh, Skylar, Dusty, Jessica, Melissa, Stephanie, Andrew, Brandon, Ashley, Little Bud, and Penny; 12 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and special friends.
    A memorial service was held at Victory Baptist Church, 1074 Midway Rd., Statesville, on Sunday, August 23, 2015. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
    The family requests that memorials be made to Catawba Hospice, 3975 Robinson Rd, Newton, NC 28658.
    Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.
    Arrangements entrusted to Alexander Funeral & Cremation Service of Taylorsville.

    Paula Sherrill Milam, 43, of Jessie Mayes Lane, Taylorsville, passed away Monday, August 17, 2015, at her residence.
    She was born September 3, 1971, in Taylorsville, daughter of Rhonda Pennell Sherrill of Taylorsville, and Ronnie Sherrill and wife Rhonda Clark Sherrill of Conover. She attended Crosspoint Church and was a Registered Nurse.
    She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Herman and Pauline Sherrill, Claude Pennell, and Grady Reid.
    Including her parents, those left to cherish her memory include a daughter, Callie Alexis Sherrill of the home; a son, Justin Ryan Sherrill of the home; a father like figure, Harvey Mayes of Taylorsville; her grandmother, Marie Reid of Taylorsville; four brothers, Kevin Smith and wife Kim of Hickory, Jason Smith of Claremont, Ryan Sherrill of Hickory, and Christian Sherrill of Conover; four nephews; and a niece.
    The funeral was held Friday, August 21, 2015, in the Adams Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Eddie Jolly and Rev. David Sherrill officiated.
    The family requests memorials be made to: Callie’s education and Justin’s EMT class expense; or The American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060.
    Condolences may be made to: www.adamsfunerals.com.
    Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Taylorsville is serving the Sherrill Family.

 
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