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Recent Obituaries (Updated Daily)


Eunice Evelyn Allen Matheson
Billy Dale Barnes
Charles Edward Setzer

Roger Lee Blankenship
Robin Hubbard
Richard Lee Norris

Anthony “Tony” Muscarelli
Cranford Wesley “Pee Wee” Eckard
Willard “Keith” Elder
Sherry Icenhour Baker
Terry Alan Isenhour
Dennis Charles Snow, Jr.
Billy James Woodring
Delores Marie Walker
Donnie Wayne Tilley Cline
Sue Sherrill Fase

Nancy Ann Isenhour


    Eunice Evelyn Allen Matheson, 89, of Sulphur Springs Road, Hiddenite, passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at Valley Nursing Center.
    Mrs. Matheson was born May 14, 1926, in Ashe, daughter of the late John Fred Allen and Ada Blanche Mintz Allen.
    She became a licensed practical nurse at 45, and retired after 20 years at Alexander County Hospital. She was a faithful member of Hiddenite Baptist Church.
    Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Matheson; a sister, Kathleen Allen; and two brothers, James Craven Allen and Archie Allen.
    Those left to cherish her memory include two daughters, Linda Jolly and husband Walter of Hiddenite, and Nancy Gant of Taylorsville; a son, Matt Matheson and wife Dorcas of Conover; three grandchildren, Jennifer Jolly, Marty Gant, and Megan Mann; a step-granddaughter, Renee Marston; a great-granddaughter, Alexa Mann; three step-grandchildren, Madison, Samantha and Evan Marston; two brothers, Don Allen and wife Janie of Kansas City, Kansas, and Oscar Allen and wife Mary of Paoli, Pennsylvania.
    A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m., Friday, May 6, 2016 at Hiddenite Cemetery. Rev. Don Ingle will officiate. The family will greet friends following the service.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Hiddenite Baptist Church, PO Box 38, Hiddenite, NC 28636; or Hospice of Alexander County, 50 Lucy Echerd Lane, Taylorsville, NC 28681.
    Condolences may be sent to: www.adamsfunerals.com.
    Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the Matheson Family.

    Billy Dale Barnes, 51, of Jolly Cemetery Road, Taylorsville, passed away May 2, 2016, at Catawba Valley Hospice House, Newton.
    Mr. Barnes was employed in the furniture industry as a frame builder, and was a member of Mt. Wesley Wesleyan Church.
    Mr. Barnes was born November 6, 1964, in Alexander County, son of Billy Joe Barnes and the late Allie Lucille Warren Barnes.
    In addition to his dad, Mr. Barnes is survived by his step-mother, Mildred Fox of Taylorsville; a brother, David Barnes of Taylorsville; nephews, Rodney Barnes and wife Amy of Taylorsville, and Bradley Barnes and wife Dakota of Vale; great-niece and nephew, Bailey and Isaac Barnes of Taylorsville; six aunts, Nancy Kidd, Mary Warren, Rushie Eldridge, Peggy Johnson, Betty Warren, and Alene Harold; and an uncle, Walter Harold.
    A funeral service will be conducted at 4:00 p.m., Thursday, May 5, 2016, at Mt. Wesley Wesleyan Church, 403 Mt. Wesley Church Road, Hiddenite. Rev. Greg Edmonds will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Mt. Wesley, from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 4, 2016.
    In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be given to Chapman Funeral Home in Billy Dale Barnes’ name.
    Condolences may be e-mailed to the Barnes Family by visiting our website at www.chapmanfuneralhome.com.
    Chapman Funeral Home is assisting the family of Billy Dale Barnes.

    Charles Edward Setzer, 74, of Lenoir, passed away at Caldwell County Hospice on Monday, May 2, 2016.
    Mr. Setzer was born to the late Clifford Ward and Carrie Leola Craig Setzer in Caldwell County.
    He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, and hanging out with his breakfast buddies at the Bo. Mr. Setzer worked for Alexander County Schools as a custodian for both Wittenberg and Bethlehem Schools. He was a member of Union Baptist Church.
    In addition to his parents, Mr. Setzer was preceded in death by his wife, Tressie Richey Setzer; and two brothers, D.A. and Leo Setzer.
    Mr. Setzer leaves to cherish his memory his daughters, Regina Church and husband Robert of Taylorsville, Patricia Grant and husband Tim of Lenoir, and Beverly Winkler and husband Kelly of Hudson; nine grandchildren, Lea Church of Taylorsville, Jenna Bumgarner, and Marie and Tristan Saunders, all of Lenoir, Evan Bumgarner and fiancée Jade Hennig of Hillsboro, Texas, Ricky Grant and wife Jessica, and Amanda Grant and fiancé Chad Page, both of Raleigh, and Jared and Jeremy Winkler of Hudson; a brother, Kenneth Setzer of Connelly Springs; sisters, Mary Bumgarner and Helen Reid, both of Hudson; and a host of nieces, nephews, and special friends.
    The family wishes to give a special thanks to ICU of Caldwell Memorial Hospital and Hospice of Caldwell County.
    Visitation will be Thursday, May 5, 2016, at Union Baptist Church, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. The funeral will be conducted on Friday, May 6, 2016, at 2:00 p.m., at Union Baptist Church. Rev. Myron Davis will be officiating. Burial will take place in the church cemetery.
    Pallbearers include: Evan Bumgarner, Jared Winkler, Jeremy, Winkler, Steve Hollar, Don Reid, and Scott Malicoat.
    The family requests that memorials be made to: Caldwell County Hospice, 902 Kirkwood St SW, Lenoir, NC 28645.
    Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.

    Roger Lee Blankenship, 56, of Hiddenite, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2016 at Gordon Hospice House.
    Mr. Blankenship was born on November 8, 1959, in Buchanan County, son of the late Herbert and Rosie May Blankenship who survives.
    In addition to his mother, Mr. Blankenship leaves to cherish his memory a daughter, Melissa McCall; five sons, Jesse, James, Brian, Kenneth and Richard Blankenship; a brother, Billy Blankenship; five sisters, Bonnie Prater, Patricia Christian, Kathy May, Francis Simpson, and Jean McLaughlin; nine grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and special friends.
    A memorial service will be conducted on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at Alexander Funeral Service, at 3:00 p.m. Rev. Randolph England will be officiating.
    Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.

    Robin Hubbard, 56, of Old Wilkesboro Road, Taylorsville, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Catawba Valley Medical Center.
    Ms. Hubbard was born August 22, 1959, in Alexander County, daughter of the late Willis Ronda Hubbard and Kathryn Elder Hubbard.
    She had worked as a waitress and a secretary. She was a member of Salem Lutheran Church. Robin loved gardening, mowing her yard, and taking care of the outside of her home.
    Including her parents, she was preceded in death by a nephew, Zachary Hubbard.
    Those left to cherish her memory include her companion, James Fox of Taylorsville; a daughter, Heather George and husband Eric of Taylorsville; a son, Scott George and wife Toni of Taylorsville; three granddaughters, Haley George, Aleiyah Biddle, and Whitney Sloan; a sister, Nancy Hefner and husband Terry of Conover; a brother, John Hubbard and wife Karen of North Wilkesboro; a niece, Kayla Hefner; and four nephews, Dylan, Matthew, Dakota and Devin Hubbard.
    The funeral service will be at 4 p.m., Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at Salem Lutheran Church. Rev. Ray Ohlendorf will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Monday, May 2, 2016 at Adams Funeral Home.
    Pallbearers include: Luke Elder, Dawson Elder, Dylan Hubbard, Matthew Hubbard, Dakota Hubbard, and Devin Hubbard.
    Condolences may be sent to: www.adamsfunerals.com.
    Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the Hubbard Family.

    Richard Lee Norris, 51, of Taylorsville, passed away at his residence on Thursday, April 28, 2016.
    He was born on December 25, 1964, in Beaufort, South Carolina, son of Beatrice Norris and the late Raevon Norris.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Arlene Norris.
    Surviving family are his mother, Bea Norris; two sons, Wesley Johnson and wife Samantha, and Ricky Norris of New York; and brothers, Scott Norris and wife Brook, and Connor Munday.
    The memorial service was conducted Sunday, May 1, 2016 at South Fork Baptist Church, Todd. Rev. David Cooper and Rev. Gary Watson officiated.
    Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.

    Anthony “Tony” Muscarelli passed away peacefully on Friday, April 1, 2016 surrounded by loved ones.
    The oldest son of Rita (Conkle) Brett and the late Anthony Muscarelli, Tony was born on May 26, 1962 in LaRochelle, France.
    In addition to his mother, he is survived by his beloved son, Zane; his sisters, Dawn Petzold (Mike) of Taylorsville, and Maria Bryan (Dave) of Knoxville, Tennessee; a brother, Ted Muscarelli (Jennifer); a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins; and his precious nieces and nephews, Colin McCaleb of Chicago, Illinois, Andy Bryan (Loren) of San Antonio, Texas, Emily Bryan, Amanda Bryan, Tess McCaleb, and Sophia and Corin Muscarelli, all of Taylorsville.
    Tony was a graduate of Spring-Ford High School and York College. He operated Mukie’s Seal Coating in York for many years. An avid sports fan, he especially loved the Philadelphia teams.
    Tony wrestled professionally under the Nom de Guerre “Mukie” and helped a number of York charities raise funds.
    Funeral arrangements were private.
    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Tony’s son’s college fund at www.ugift529.com, Code:20G-24M; or any charity close to your heart.

    Cranford Wesley “Pee Wee” Eckard, 87, of 9th Street Drive NE, Hickory, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at Catawba Valley Medical Center.
    A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 30, 2016, at Highland United Methodist Church, Hickory. Rev. Tony Bowman and Rev. Roy Miller will be officiating. The family will receive friends, from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Catawba Memorial Gardens.
    Chapman Funeral Home is assisting the family of Cranford Wesley “Pee-Wee” Eckard.

    Willard “Keith” Elder, 56, of Hiddenite, passed away Monday, April 25, 2016, at Catawba Regional Hospice.
    Keith was born March 14, 1960, in Alexander County, son of the late William Walter and Peggy Anne Crouch Elder who survives. He was employed with the NCDOT in Alexander County.
    In addition to his mother, Keith leaves to cherish his memory his wife and the love of his life for 32 years, Michalle “Shelly” Elder; and siblings, Ricky Elder and wife Sonya, Debra Pennell and fiancé Mike Daniels, and Lisa Millsaps and husband Keith.
    The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 28, 2016, from 6:00-8:00 p.m., at Alexander Funeral Service. There will be no formal services.
    In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to: Karen’s Kids, c/o Alexander County DSS, 604 7th street SW, Taylorsville, NC 28681.
    Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.

    Sherry Icenhour Baker, 58, of Jimmy Duncan Lane, Taylorsville, passed away Saturday, April 23, 2016, at Catawba Regional Hospice.
    Mrs. Baker was born June 13, 1957, in Iredell County, daughter of Lillian Hayes Estep of Stony Point and the late Ned Helton Icenhour.
    She had worked for Frye Regional Medical Center as a CNA II and was a member of Mt. Wesley Wesleyan Church.
    She was the class organizer of the class of 1975 at Alexander Central. Sherry was a past Sunday school teacher and served as a youth leader for many years. She enjoyed making crafts, and she owned and operated Sherry’s Snip and Tip for many years.
    Including her mother, those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Jackie E. Baker of the home; two sons, Danny Alan Baker and girlfriend Phyllis Lackey, and Ryan Dale Baker and wife Brittany, all of Taylorsville; a granddaughter, Abbie Leigh Baker of Taylorsville; a sister, Shelly Icenhour Rogers and husband Chris of Taylorsville; three nephews, Brey Isaac of Taylorsville, Devan Isaac of Raleigh, and Seth Isaac of Taylorsville.
    The funeral service was held Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at Mt. Wesley Wesleyan Church. Rev. Greg Edmond, Rev. Brian Custer, and Rev. Scott Atkins officiated. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
    Pallbearers included: Johnny Spencer, Larry Spencer, Malcom Duncan, Brandon Smith, Brey Isaac, Devan Isaac, Seth Isaac, Jimmy Brown, Cory Bowman, and Justin Hoke.
    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 served the Baker Family.

    Terry Alan Isenhour, 59, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at his residence.
    He was born August 26, 1956, in Catawba County, son of Grady Isenhour and JoAnn Moretz Isenhour. He was married to Mary Bishop Isenhour of the residence.
    Terry was a graduate of Hudson High School and received an associate’s degree from Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute. He also served in the United States Army as an air traffic controller.
    He was employed at BEO Care, as a department manager, and was a member of Crossroads Community Church, in Hudson.
    Terry was preceded in death by his son, Heath Alan Isenhour.
    In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by his step-daughters, Dakota Bishop and Stephanie Greene; brothers, Gene Isenhour and wife Lenora of Texas, and Dean Isenhour and wife Kristie of Rhodhiss; and his nieces and nephews.
    The family will receive friends in the Chapel of Evans Funeral Service on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. A celebration of Terry’s life will be held in the Chapel of Evans Funeral Service on Thursday, April 28, 2016, at 2:00 p.m., with Pastor Rick Bowman and Pastor Terry Ritchie officiating. Burial will immediately follow the service at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, in Hickory.
    The family requests that memorials be sent to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.
    Online condolences may be sent to the Isenhour Family at www.evansfuneralservice.com.
    Evans Funeral Service & Crematory is serving the Isenhour Family.

    Dennis Charles Snow, Jr., 37, passed away at his residence on Saturday, April 23, 2016.
    He was born to Dennis Charles, Sr. and Joyce Ann Passino Snow who preceded him on January 9, 1979, in Syracuse, New York.
    In addition to his mother, Dennis was preceded in death by his grandfather, Leonard Snow.
    Dennis, Jr. leaves to cherish his memory his father, Dennis Snow, Sr.; and sisters, Marjorie Carver, Louise Snow, Lovann Snow, Shelly Lamb, and Pamela Hatalak.
    There are no formal arrangements at this time.
    Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.

    Billy James Woodring, 70, of Taylorsville, passed away at his residence on Saturday, April 23, 2016.
    Mr. Woodring was born October 11, 1945, in Watauga County, son of the late Jake William and Alma Maxizene Phillips Woodring.
    He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 52 years, Betty Dowell Woodring; children, Annette Keller, Sherrie Yow and husband Randy, Tammy Dickerson, and Billey Woodring and wife Sarah; three sisters; and two brothers.
    Visitation will be heldfrom 1:30-2:30 p.m., at Oxford Memorial Baptist Church, on Thursday, April 28, 2016, with the funeral service following at 3:00 p.m. Rev. Neal Walker will be officiating the service. Burial will take place in the church cemetery.
    Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.

    Delores Marie Walker, 27, of Blackhawk Rd., Statesville, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, April 20, 2016.
    Ms. Walker was born December 13, 1988, in Iredell County, daughter of William Bryan Walker, Sr. and Linda Marie Forscutt Sipes. She was a homemaker and waitress. Ms. Walker was of the Christian faith.
    In addition to her parents, she is survived by her son, Camron O’Brian Williams of Statesville; her daughter, Amiyah Marie Williams of Statesville; five brothers, Chris Sipes and wife Amanda of Elkin, Brandon Sipes of Wilkesboro, Karl Sipes of Jonesville, Anthony Bryant of Los Angeles, California, and William Walker Jr. of Statesville; and a sister, Alfrida Bryant of Jonesville.
    A memorial service was held Sunday, April 24, 2016, at Bethlehem United Methodist Church. Rev Cowles Bristol and Rev. Ralph Woods officiated.
    Condolences may be e-mailed to the Walker Family by visiting www.chapmanfuneralhome.com.
    Chapman Funeral Home is assisting the family of Delores Marie Walker.

    After an extensive, hard fought battle with cancer, Donnie Wayne Tilley Cline won his battle on April 19, 2016, at the age of 43.
    Donnie was born January 3, 1973, in Taylorsville. He was an RN with Frye Regional Medical Center for 18 years.
    Known for his effort and willingness to help with even total strangers, most did not know the strength he had to uphold, while battling his cancer. Even through the struggles, he continued to possess a contagious smile and an entertaining sense of humor.
    Throughout his life, he maintained a sweet, loving, and caring heart for all of those around. His amazing gift of love, shown through his constant smiling, laughter, and joking around, will never be forgotten by those he left behind.
    Though his time here on earth was short, he was nothing but ready to be in the hands of the Lord. The pain is gone. The medicine, chemo, and treatments are gone. The worry, the burden, and the stresses are no more. The fight is over, the battle has ended, and Donnie has won a life, in Eternity, with our amazing God. “Even though I walk through the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”
    Those left to cherish his memory are his partner, Troy Earnest; his mother and father, Jean and Lonnie Cline of Taylorsville, and Otis Tilley of Hiddenite; his sister, Angela Adams and husband Donald; a step-sister, Courtney Backes; a step-brother, Josh Wears; nieces, Katie Livingston, Emily Livingston, and Danielle Adams; nephews, Jay Livingston and Dustin Adams; great-nephew, Camden Jax; and a longtime best friend of 20 years, Billy Gene Bowman.
    A celebration of life was held Saturday, April 23, 2016, at Bass-Smith Funeral Home, in Hickory, with Rev. Danny Loudermilk and Dr. Kevin Clark officiating.
    Bass-Smith Funeral Home served the family, and on-line condolences may be sent to www.bass-smithfuneralhome.com.

    Sue Sherrill Fase, of Belfair,Washington, formerly of Stony Point, passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2016.
    She was born June 29, 1947, in Iredell County, daughter of the late Jack and Vergene Sherrill.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, David Fase; and a brother, Kenneth Sherrill.
    She leaves to cherish her memory a son, T.J. Fase and wife April Fase; two grandsons, Conner and Carter Fase; a brother, Gary Sherrill (Brenda); a niece, Sheila S. Pennell; and three nephews, Jody Sherrill, Brennan Sherrill, and Kyle Sherrill.
    A memorial service will be held at a later date.

    Nancy Ann Isenhour, 61, of Mocksville, passed away at her home Sunday, November 8, 2015.
    She was a native of Taylorsville, born May 21, 1954, the daughter of the late William Boyd Isenhour and the late Dorothy Drum Isenhour.
    She was a 1969 graduate of West Rowan High School.
    We all knew our loving mother for her love of flowers, family time, and she will always be in our hearts as a kind, loving soul. She will be missed greatly.
    She is survived by her son, David Lee Winecoff of Woodleaf; two daughters, Lisa Ann Lyerly of Mocksville, and Bridget Diana Freeman of Cleveland; two brothers, William Gail Isenhour and Keith Isenhour, both of Taylorsville; seven grandchildren, Rylan Winecoff, Kristen Freeman, Nicholas Freeman, R.J. Ellenburg, Jesse Perry, Hannah Perry, and Alex Bumgarner; and a great-grandchild, Parker Bumgarner.
    Inurnment will be Saturday, April 30, 2016, at 1 p.m., at Liberty United Methodist Church, Old Mountain Rd, Hiddenite.







 
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