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Ms. Iona R. Camp Lang
Joe Keith Blair
Rilan Cynthia Dawn Stafford
Louise Mitchell McLelland
Billy Joe Fox
Mrs. Margie Killian
Charles “Lynn” Brinkley
Sherry Ann Montgomery Thomas
Diane Dixon Fox
Phyllis Mayrene Pope

Kenneth “Craig” Mayberry
Rachel Lillian Hamilton Johnson
Henry Foy Bowman
Marilynn Dianne Jolly Farr
Jesus Martinez San Juan
Helen Marie Ham
Mary Lou Mitchell
Roy Lee Queen “Frog”
Judith “Judy” Ann Workman
John Robert Carson
Catherine Morrison Walker

Lena Belle Moretz


    Ms. Iona R. Camp Lang, 69, of Taylorsville, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday, July 20, 2016.
    Ms. Lang was born June 19, 1947 in Berlin, VT to Pauline Hart Camp and the late Harold Camp.
    She had worked as a caregiver and was a member of Life of Victory Church.  She loved all children especially her grandchildren.  She enjoyed making ornaments to give away at Christmas and loved to bake.
    Including her father, she was preceded in death by: three sisters, Brenda Searils, Linda Church and Marie Armstrong.
    In addition to her mother, those left to cherish her memory include: two daughters, Eileen Meadows and husband, Ray, of Newton, Gloria Nedo and husband, Kenny, of Websterville, VT; two sons, Joseph Lang and wife, Elaine, of Ellenburg, NY, Leslie Lang of Morrisville, VT; two brothers, Ronald camp and wife, Lori, Waterbury, VT, Newton Camp of Barrie, VT; 18 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
    Services will be at a later date. Adams Funeral Home and cremation services is serving the Lang Family.

    Joe Keith Blair, 74, of Granite Falls, died Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at his residence. He was born April 17, 1942 in Caldwell County to the late John J. and Vena Seagle Blair. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Lacy Blair.
    Mr. Blair was self-employed in the recycling business.
    Survivors include his wife, Mae S. Blair of the home; two sons, Johnny Keith Blair and Everett Lacy Blair, both of Granite Falls; one daughter, Sonya Blair Crouse and husband David of Granite Falls; two brothers, Paul Blair of Granite Falls and Neil Blair of Lenoir; two sisters, Martha Marshall and Karen Blair, both of Hiddenite; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
    Memorial services will be held Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. at Ebenezer United Methodist Church. Celebration of Life with food and fellowship immediately following the service.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood Street, Lenoir, NC 28645 or Abundant Life Chapel Building Fund, 4211 Horseshoe Bend Road, Hudson, NC 28638 or Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 4948 Burns Road, Granite Falls, NC 28630.
    Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the Blair family.

    Rilan Cynthia Dawn Stafford passed away suddenly on Thursday, July 14, 2016. Born Saturday, July 9, 2016, she was the infant daughter of Erica Stafford and Noah Witherspoon.
    Rilan was preceded in death by her paternal great grandparents Hall “Dude” Moose and Gary
Franklin Blackburn.
    In addition to her parents, Rilan is survived by her siblings, Logan Eugene Trey Western, Aliah Noel Witherspoon, Ethan Jasper Lee Western, Dylan Eugene Ray Western; Paternal Grandparents, Philip Lloyd Witherspoon, Cathy Denise (Blackburn) Witherspoon; Maternal Grandparents, Jarrett Eugene Stafford, Wanda Gail (Fox) Herdel, Gail Leslie Herdel; Paternal Great Grandparents, Wanda (Johnson) Moose and Gracie (Childers) Blackburn; Maternal Great Grandparents, Jasper “Bud” Hall Stafford,Ida Darlene (Harrison) Stafford, Jack Kenneth Fox, and Orene (Elliott) Fox.
    A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 22, 2016 in the Chapel of Drum Funeral Home in Conover with Glenn Winters officiating.  Burial will follow at Oxford Baptist Church Cemetery in Conover.
    The family will receive friends at Drum Funeral Home in Conover prior to the service from 1:00pm until 1:45pm.
    The Stafford family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home and Cremations in Conover.

    Louise Mitchell McLelland, 90, of Taylorsville, passed away on Monday, July 18, 2016. She was born to the late Lee and Jettie Carrigan Mitchell on October 22, 1925, in Alexander County.
    In addition to her parents, Louise was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Robert James McLelland and four brothers.
    She leaves to cherish her memory her son Ronny McLelland and wife Mary, grandchildren: Lori Branch and husband Lee, Rodney McLelland and wife Renee, and Clara Barnes and husband Rodney; four great grandchildren: Jordan and Joshua Branch, Chloe Barnes, and Jase McLelland. She also leaves behind two special caregivers Jennifer and Joy, and a number of nieces, nephews, and special friends.
    Visitation will be Friday, July 22, 2016, at Alexander Funeral Service from 1:00-2:00 pm with the funeral following in the funeral home chapel. The Rev. Jeremy Bumgarner, Rev. Earl Godfrey, and Rev. Rodney Blake will be officiating. Burial will take place in the Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery.
    Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service has been entrusted with arrangements.•

    Billy Joe Fox, 62, of Richey Road, Taylorsville, passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at Hickory Hollow Lane in Taylorsville,
    He was born November 10, 1953 in Catawba County to Ruby Fox Warren  of Bethlehem and the late Millard William Fox.
    He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church but attended Mountain Ridge Baptist Church in the Ellendale Community.  He loved animals, especially his horses.  He had worked at Hancock and Moore and was a U. S. Navy veteran.
    He was preceded in death by his father, Millard Fox, a brother-in-law, Tommy Dean Hatton and a niece, Tammy Dawn Hatton
    Those left to cherish his memory in addition to his mother, include a daughter, Jennifer Kirk and husband, Shane of Bethlehem; a sister, Linda Hatton of Ellendale; granddaughter, Kiera Duncan.; three grandsons, Eli, Caleb and Jaydan Kirk; a niece, Angela Childers and husband, Bryan and their four children; and a nephew, Tommie Hatton.
    The family will have a memorial service  at 3:30 p.m. at Mountain Ridge Baptist Church on Wednesday, July 20, 2016  with the Rev. Mark Adams officiating.
    The family will receive friends from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Mountain Ridge Baptist Church
    In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Mr. Fox’s Grandchildren’s College Fund, P. O. Box 6008, Hickory, NC 28603.
    Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Service is serving the Fox family.•


    Mrs. Margie Killian, 84, a  resident of Brookdale in Hickory passed away Sunday, July 17, 2016 in Brookdale.
    She was born May 28, 1932 in Catawba County to the late Harley Hefner and Fannie Starr Hefner.  She had been a furniture employee. She loved to work jigsaw puzzles, really enjoyed playing bingo at her assisted living facility and crocheting.
    In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Killian; two brothers, Don and Mack Hefner and her step-mother, Blanche Hefner Tallent.
    Survivors left to cherish her memory include a daughter, Mary Hamby, and husband Robert of Granite Falls; and son Kenneth Davis, and wife Merylin, of Taylorsville; six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
    A graveside service was conducted at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at Woodlawn Memorial Garden, 3120 Falling Creek Road, Hickory, NC 28601.  Rev. Roger Parker officiated.
    Adams Funeral Home and cremation services is serving the Killian family.•

    Charles “Lynn” Brinkley, 85, of Taylorsville, passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2016, in Valley Nursing Center, in Taylorsville.
    He was Born, October 28, 1930, in Alexander County, to the late Charlie Independence and Marsha Stella Gwaltney Brinkley.
    He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. He was a professional truck driver for Carolina Freight Lines, having retired after 41 years.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Mary Helen “Pat” King Brinkley, as well as sister Lorena Icenhour and brother, Harold Brinkley.
    He is survived by a daughter, Beverly Swithenbank and husband Gene of Conover; and two sons, David Brinkley and wife, Darlene along with Charles Brinkley, all of Taylorsville.
    He has three grandchildren, Joseph Swithenbank and wife Melissa of London, England; Kyle Brinkley, Megan Lively and husband James, both of Taylorsville. Two great-grand children survive, Emma and Ada Lively, both of Taylorsville.
Lynn has two sisters to remember him, Carolyn Matheson, of Taylorsville, and Kathryn Hagwood of Chesapeake, Va. He has a number of nieces and nephews.
    Visitation was held on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, from 2-3:00 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church in Taylorsville, with funeral services at 3:00 p.m. at the church with the Revs. Dan Spears and Ervel Jones officiating. Burial  followed in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Michael Matheson, Terry Payne, Dale Carrigan, Anthony George, Kenneth Mecimore, and Jeff Sharpe.
    The family would like to thank the staff, caregivers, and residents of Valley Nursing Center for all the love, care, and support during the past few months.
    Memorials may be made to Macedonia Baptist Church, 63 Macedonia Church Rd., Taylorsville, NC 28681.
    Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service has been entrusted with arrangements. •


    Sherry Ann Montgomery Thomas, 73 of Stony Point, passed away July 16, 2016, at Iredell Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness.
    Sherry was born in Guilford County, on December  21, 1942 to the late Alonzo Lee Montgomery and Lena Topaz Dagenhart Montgomery.
    The family will receive friends Thursday, July 21, 2016, from 10:00 am until 11:00 am at Marvin United Methodist Church, 671 Marvin Church Court, Stony Point, NC.  Funeral services will be 11:00 am at Marvin UMC Church.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
    Condolences may be emailed to the Thomas family by visiting www.chapmanfuneralhome.com.• 

    Diane Dixon Fox, 54, of Taylorsville, passed away July 14, 2016, at Gordon’s Hospice House.
    Diane was born to the late Lester Charlie and Beulah Mae Boyd Dixon on December 4, 1961 in Guilford County. She was of the Baptist faith. Diane enjoyed gardening, cooking, feeding people, baking, traveling, and spending time with her grandchildren.
    In addition to her parents, Diane was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorthy and Minnie Dixon and Myrtie King; and two nieces, Jackie Wright and Shannon Dixon.
    Diane leaves to carry on her legacy, her husband of 5 years, Phillip Fox of the home; daughter Ashley Deaton and husband Josh of Seagrove, NC; son Christopher Varner and wife Sabrina of Trinity, NC; step daughter, Danielle Gourley and husband David; seven grandchildren, Brantlee  “Sissy” Deaton and Haley; Madison and Brian Varner; Lukas and Avery Gourley; three sisters, Christina Hedrick of Summerfield, NC; Marie Gourley, and Faye Collins both of Hickory; two brothers, James Dixon of Rogersville, TN; Johnny Dixon of Walkertown, NC; and many nieces, nephews, and special friends.
    A celebration of Diane’s life will be conducted at 3:00 pm Saturday, July 23, 2016 in the Alexander Funeral Service Chapel. The Rev. Gary W. Jennings will be officiating. Inurnment will take place with the family.
    The family requests in lieu of flowers memorials be made to Gordon’s Hospice House of Iredell County, 2341 Simonton Rd, Statesville, NC 28625.•


    Phyllis Mayrene Pope, 61, of Hiddenite, died Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at Frye Regional Medical Center.
    Born November 29, 1954, she was the daughter of the late Arlie and Hazel Cagle.
    She is survived by three daughters, Barbara Carrigan of Granite Falls, Debra Carrigan of Hickory, and Shelly Gonzales of Conover; a sister, Doris Cagle of Hiddenite; and two brothers, Bobby Cagle of Hiddenite, and Eddie Cagle of Bristol, Tennessee.
    A private memorial service will be held a later date.
    Please sign the online guestbook at www.jenkinsfuneralhome.net.

    Kenneth “Craig” Mayberry, 59, of Taylorsville, passed away in Gordon Hospice House, in Statesville, on Tuesday, July 12, 2016.
    He was born on January 17, 1957, son of the late Joe Bill Mayberry and Pearl Moose Mayberry, who survives.
    He was an active member of East Taylorsville Baptist Church. Craig’s career spanned Clayton Marcus Furniture Company, Royal Comfort Seating, and before retirement was Purchasing Agent for Alexander County Government. He was very active in the Alexander County Republican Party and served as a county commissioner from 1986-1998, as well as an Alexander County School Board member from 2000-2008.
    He was preceded in death by a sister, Diane Dagenhart.
    In addition to his mother, Mr. Mayberry is survived by his wife, Donna D. Mayberry of the home; two sons, Kenneth Mayberry II and Kyle Mayberry, both of Taylorsville; a daughter, Kaitlyn Mayberry of Taylorsville; a sister, Judy Mayberry (David) Moose of Stony Point; four brothers, Steve of Statesville, Richard of Stony Point, Eddie of Hickory, and Jerry (Bonnie) of Stony Point; his father and mother-in-law, James and Glenda Drum; and a brother-in-law, Rodney Drum.
    Visitation will be held on Friday, July 15, 2016, from 6-8 p.m., at East Taylorsville Baptist Church, with the funeral service on Saturday, July 16, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. The body will lie in state thirty minutes before the funeral hour. Rev. Jamie Steele, Rev. Kevin White, and Rev. James Earl Pennell will officiate. Burial will be in the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.
    Pallbearers are: Stan Johnson, Robert Robertson, Rick Childers, Destry Moose, Stacy Marshall, Stewart Akers, Scott Bowman, and Alan Beasley.
    Honorary pallbearers are: Steve Teague, David Starnes, Dennis Rhyne, Ken Church, Jim Lowe, Alan Sigmon, Dale Johnson, Jerry Watts, Guy Kerley, Fred Ballard, Lynn Marshall, Norman Sloan, and Clint Mayberry.
    Memorials may be given to Gordon Hospice House, 2341 Simmonton Rd, Statesville, NC, 28625; or Alexander County Education Foundation, Children’s Benevolence Fund in care of Alexander County Schools, 700 Liledoun Rd., Taylorsville, NC 28681.
    Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service has been entrusted with arrangements.

    Rachel Lillian Hamilton Johnson, 90, of 4th Street SW, Taylorsville, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2016, at her residence.
    Mrs. Johnson was born October 12, 1925, in Pike County, Kentucky, son of the late Charles Hamilton and Callie Lail Hamilton.
    She had worked as a nurse’s aide, while living in Greensboro, but was mostly a housewife and mother. She was of the Baptist faith. Rachel loved gardening, traveling, collecting rocks, and going to yard sales, but she mostly loved being around her family.
    Including her parents, she was preceded in death by husbands, Joseph Shirl Johnson and Ralph Johnson; three sisters, Victoria, Naomi, and Beatrice; two brothers, Hayes and Ira Hamilton; and a grandson, Thomas Skyler Rees.
    Those left to cherish her memory include three daughters, Pat Herman and husband Ray, Sherry Rees, and Karen Johnson, all of Taylorsville; three sons, Ronald Franklin Johnson of Shalotte, Ralph Joel Johnson and wife Kathy of Pleasant Garden, and James Gabriel Johnson of Taylorsville; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Alma Stell of Pike County, Kentucky.
    The funeral service was Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at Adams Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Monty Mathis officiated. Burial was in Mountlawn Memorial Park.
    Pallbearers included: Larry Herman, Kyle St. Clair, Dustin St. Clair, Skyler Dupuis, Peter Colonna, and Matthew Horvath.
    In lieu of flowers, 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 served the Johnson Family.

    Henry Foy Bowman, 74, of Pine Cove Road, Taylorsville, passed away Friday, July 8, 2016, at his residence.
    Mr. Bowman was born April 16, 1942, in Alexander County, son of Thelma Irene Bowman of Taylorsville and the late Carl Earnest Bowman.
    He had worked at Fashion House Furniture and was a member of Christian Fellowship Church. He loved to go fishing and do woodworking as well as bird hunting.
    Including his father, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Earnie and Verlin Bowman.
    In addition to his mother, those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Judy Baker Bowman of the home; two daughters, Vicky Canter and husband David of Hiddenite, and Mechelle Greene and husband Scott of Taylorsville; four granddaughters, Crystal Smith, Kelly Smith, Amanda Grant, and Kyra Canter; four grandsons, Bradley Greene, Alex Canter, Caleb Greene, and Dallas Canter; 11 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Margie Fox of Hickory, Stella Jane Wike, and Rosie Sweet and husband Robert, all of Taylorsville; and three brothers, A. C. Bowman and wife Carolyn, Ricky Bowman, and Curtis Bowman, all of Taylorsville.
    The funeral service was held Sunday, July 10, 2016, at Christian Fellowship Church. Rev. Scott Greene and Alex Canter officiated.
    Pallbearers included: Bradley Greene, Alex Canter, Caleb Greene, Dallas Canter, Anthony Grant, Chris Smith, and Josh Smith.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Christian Fellowship Cemetery Fund.
    Condolences may be sent to: www.adamsfunerals.com.
    Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services served the Bowman Family.

    Marilynn Dianne Jolly Farr, 65, of Fence Post Lane, Stony Point, passed away Friday, July 8, 2016, at her residence.
    Ms. Farr was born June 27, 1951, in Iredell County, daughter of the late Thomas Leroy Jolly and Mary Ethel Loudermilt Levan.
    She attended Fletcher Academy, in Fletcher. She loved to dance and decorate her house. Marilynn loved being around her family, especially her grandchildren, and loved to go to the beach.
    Including her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Sharron Frame.
    Those left to cherish her memory include a daughter, Misty Beard and husband Joe of Maiden; three sons, Tony Lynn Jolly of Morganton, Jeffrey Todd Oxentine of Caldwell, and Darin Charles Oxentine and wife April of Hiddenite; a brother, Gary Jolly of Taylorsville; and six grandchildren.
    Condolences may be sent to: www.adamsfunerals.com.
    Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the Farr Family.

    Jesus Martinez San Juan, also known as “Zeus,” 43, of Taylorsville, passed away on July 8, 2016, at Catawba Regional Hospice.
    Jesus was born July 5, 1973, in Hidalgo, Mexico, son of Jesus Martinez and Antonia San Juan Cruz.
    Jesus leaves behind his wife of 15 years, Marsha Elaine Lynn; a daughter, Alejandra Trejo; a son, Antonio Trejo; and two brothers, Eloy and Andreas Martinez.
    A celebration of Jesus’ life was conducted at his home on Sunday, July 10, 2016. Rev. Kim Fox Dowell officiated.
    The family requests, in lieu of flowers, that memorials be made to Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, NC 28658; or to the ASPCA chapter of your choice.
    Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.

    Helen Marie Ham, 62, of McAlpin Lane, Taylorsville, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2016, at Taylorsville House.
    Mrs. Ham was born May 4, 1954, in Bryson City, daughter of the late Hannah Ball. She was a member of Open Door Baptist Church, in Conover.
    Including her mother, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Ham; and two brothers, Harold Ball and Cass Ball.
    Those left to cherish her memory include a daughter, Cheryl Ann Lafferty and husband Jason of Taylorsville; three sons, James Lucas, Chester Pitts, and Michael Pitts, all of Taylorsville; a sister, Susie Fisher of Lenoir; four brothers, Richard Ball of Taylorsville, Dewey Ball of Wilkesboro, Tommy Ball of Virginia, and James Ball of Indiana; and 11 grandchildren.
    Services will be at a later date.
    Condolences may be sent to: www.adamsfunerals.com.
    Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the Ham Family.

    Mary Lou Mitchell, 84, of Old Landfill Road, Taylorsville, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2016, at her residence.
    Mrs. Mitchell was born December 17, 1931, in Alexander County, daughter of the late Suma Melissa Warren.
    She had worked for Hancock & Moore before retiring. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church. Mary loved spending time with her family.
    Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Foy Mitchell; a son, Henry Allen Warren; and a sister, Kay Waugh.
    Those left to cherish her memory include a daughter, Diann Drummond and husband Bruce of Taylorsville; a son, John Mitchell and wife Michelle of Taylorsville; five grandchildren, Lisa Cagle, Shannon Warren, and Cassidy, Jordan and Ella Mitchell; two great-grandchildren, Jacob Walker and Emilee Warren; and a daughter-in-law of 48 years, Linda Warren.
    The funeral service was held Friday, July 8, 2016, at Adams Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Dr. William Hollar officiated. Burial was in the St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Alexander County Hospice, 50 Lucy Echerd Lane, Taylorsville, NC 28681.
    Condolences may be made to: www.adamsfunerals.com.
    Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services served the Mitchell Family.

    Roy Lee Queen “Frog,” 78, of Statesville, passed away at Gordon’s Hospice House on July 7, 2016.
    He was born January 15, 1938, in Iredell County, son of the late Stacie and Beulah Estes Queen. Roy was of the Baptist faith. He was employed at Southern Screw for over 30 years and Walmart for 15 years.
    He leaves to carry on his memory a son, Jonathan Queen of Statesville; a daughter, Debbie Queen of Weaverville; a brother, Henry Queen; and a sister, Mildred Norton.
    The funeral service was Sunday, June 10, 2016, at Monticello Baptist Church, in Statesville. Rev. Bobby Henderson and Rev. Otis Johnson officiated. Burial was in the Friendship United Methodist Church Cemetery.
    The family requests, in addition to flowers, that memorials be made to Hospice of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Rd, Statesville, NC 28625.
    Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.

    Judith “Judy” Ann Workman, 63, of Statesville, passed away July 7, 2016, at her residence, after a lengthy illness.
    Mrs. Workman was born September 5, 1952, in Boone County, West Virginia, daughter of the late Thomas Ervin Workman and Loretta Mae Ball Workman.
    Funeral services were held Saturday, July 9, 2016, at Friendly Chapel Baptist Church, Statesville. Burial was in the church cemetery.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625.
    Condolences may be emailed to the Workman Family by visiting www.chapmanfuneralhome.com.

    John Robert Carson, 82, of Hockley, Texas, passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2016, at his home.
    He was born March 5, 1934, in Alexander County, son of the late Clarence Carson and Pearl Hubbard Carson. He was of the Baptist faith. He was a veteran of the United States Army.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Mayford Carson, Walter Glenn Carson, and Earl Gray Carson; and six sisters, Ella Donaldson, Weddie Ried, Elsie Pennell, Irene Clanton, Nora Mills, and Gladys Bowles.
    Those left to cherish his memory include a brother, Gene Plato Carson of Texas; a sister, Thelma Johnson of Hiddenite; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
    The Committal Service was held Wednesday, July 13, 2016, in Klein Memorial Park-Magnolia, in Magnolia, Texas.

    Catherine Morrison Walker, 68, passed away July 6, 2016, after a nine month battle with pancreatic cancer.
    She was the daughter of the late Franklin and Margaret Morrison.
    Catherine enjoyed many years working as a teacher’s assistant at Hiddenite Elementary School. She was a member of Rocky Springs United Methodist Church.
    Catherine is survived by her husband of 49 years, Wayne Walker; a son, Chris Walker; and sisters, Nancy Heafner and Addie Lawing.
    A celebration of life was held Saturday, July 9, 2016, at Rocky Springs United Methodist Church.
    In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Gordon Hospice House/Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2341 Simonton Rd., Statesville, NC 28625.
    Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.

    Lena Belle Moretz, 83, of Taylorsville, passed away on July 5, 2016, at Frye Regional Medical Center.
    She was born June 5, 1933, in Alexander County, daughter of the late James Cicero and Zula Mae McKinney Bolick. She was a member of Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church.
    Lena leaves to cherish her memory her sons, Ashley Moretz and Latt Moretz, both of Taylorsville, and Marty Moretz and David Moretz, both of Chesapeake, Virginia; her daughters, Yvonne Khatod and Joye Bumgarner, both of Taylorsville; brothers, Howard “Shorty” Bolick, and Floyd Bolick, both of Hickory.
    The funeral service was held Saturday, July 9, 2016, at Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church. Rev. Dale Bost, Rev. Steve Johnson, and Rev. Neil Bowman officiated. Burial was in the Pisgah Cemetery, in Bethlehem.
    The family requests, in addition to flowers, that memorials be made to Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, NC 28658; or to Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, 9042 NC Hwy 127, Hickory, NC 28601.
    Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.






 
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