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Palmetto Maxine Harrington
Ruby Jean Lipe Wilhelm
Dwight Douglas Killian
Barbara Ann Adams Rogers
Ralph William Fox
Logan Scott Walker
Glenda Lee McCullough Metzger
William Bradshaw
Megan Rae Fitzgerald
Timothy Edward McGinnis
Sharon Lee Edgison Lail
Bertha “Lee” Frye Mason
Teresa Gail Stacy
Betty Mae Pearson Jarvis
Brenda Kay Adams



    Palmetto Maxine Harrington, 87, of Taylorsville, passed away in Valley Nursing, in Taylorsville, on Friday, April 17, 2015.
    Born to the late Roby and Dora Jane Harrington Daniels, in Alexander County, she was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. She was employed by Hedrick’s of Statesville, as well as Lewittes and Broyhill Furniture Companies, having retired from Broyhill. Her family will remember her for her cooking and canning, quilting, and being a homemaker.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Harrington, Sr.; three grandsons, Derrek Gentle, Allen Harrington, and Jacob Deal; eight brothers; and a sister.
    She is survived by seven children, Harvey Harrington Jr., Pat Deal, Barbara Gentle and husband Garry, Danny Harrington and wife Jo Ann, Shorty Harrington, Kathy Lackey, and Lanny Harrington and wife Jamie, all of Taylorsville; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
    Visitation will be held at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, from 2-3:00 p.m., on Sunday, April 19, 2015, with funeral services at 3:00 p.m. Rev. Don Ingle, Rev. Brent Harrington, and Rev. Chris Goforth will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery at a later date.
    Pallbearers are: Josh, Ashley, Todd, Brent, Kenny and James Harrington, Kevin Gentle, and Benny and Freddie Mitchell.
    Memorials may be made to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 31 Pleasant Hill Ch. Rd., Taylorsville, NC 28681.
    Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.
    Arrangements entrusted to Alexander Funeral & Cremation Service of Taylorsville.

    Ruby Jean Lipe Wilhelm, 81, of Troutman, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015.
    She was born August 11, 1933, in Iredell County, daughter of the late Abraham Cornelius and Annie Josephine Beaver Lipe. She attended Amity Hill School and was a retired seamstress from Beauty Maid Mills. She was a wonderful mother and wife with a quiet gentle heart.
    She was preceded in death by her sisters, Minnie Lipe, Mary Bass, and Betty Poole; and brothers, Leonard, Paul, Brady, Keever, Johnny, Roy and Otis Lipe.
    She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Johnnie Richard Wilhelm; a son, Richard Alan; a daughter, Joyce Wilhelm Gilreath; a sister, Dorothy (Dot) Hager; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
    The family will receive friends from 3- 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at Troutman Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Monday, April 20, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the Troutman Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Sheridan Stanton officiating. Interment will follow the service in Iredell Memorial Park.
    Condolences may be sent to the family at www.troutmanfuneralhome.com.
    Troutman Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Ruby Wilhelm.

    Dwight Douglas Killian, 72, of Hickory, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at Frye Regional Medical Center, in Hickory.
    Mr. Killian was born January 24, 1943, in Catawba County, son of the late Joe Killian and Byrlea Bumgarner Killian. He was a U.S. Army veteran, who had served in the Vietnam Era. He was retired from Vanguard Furniture, where he worked in product development.
    Including his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Howard and Sam Killian; and a sister, Judy Killian Wilson.
    Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 45 years, Betty Barber Killian of the home; two sons, Danny Killian and Bryan Killian, both of Hickory; two grandchildren, Brianna Fox of Taylorsville, and Darrien Killian of the home; three brothers, Bob Killian and wife Nancy of Hickory, Jerry Killian and special friend Jane of Conover, and Steve Killian and wife Phyllis of Hickory; a sister-in-law, Annie Killian of Hickory; and a brother-in-law, Bill Wilson of Conover.
    The funeral service will be at 4 p.m., Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Smyrna Baptist Church. Mr. Killian will lie-in-state 30 minutes prior to the service. Rev. Michael Barber will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with full military honors accorded by DAV Chapter 84 of Taylorsville. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m., Friday, April 17, 2015 at Smyrna Baptist Church.
    Memorials may be made to: Smyrna Baptist Church, 6174 Church Road, Taylorsville, NC 28681.
    Condolences may be sent to: www.adamsfunerals.com.
    Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the Killian Family.

    “I’ll be gone to be with Jesus, come spring…”
    Barbara Ann Adams Rogers, 71, of Joe Barnes Lane, Hiddenite, left behind her loving family to enter into the arms of her Lord on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at Iredell Memorial Hospital, with her devoted family by her side to the end of her earthly journey.
    Mrs. Rogers was born on March 4, 1944, in Alexander County, she was the youngest child of Lindsey and Queen Barnes Adams, who taught her the values of hard work, humility, and loyalty to God and family.
    She was only 16 years old, when she married the love of her life, the charming and baby blue eyed, Phil Rogers, on June 25, 1960. Their 54 year union honored them with two children, Todd and Tonya. It was a family that never lost contact as they always lived within hollering distance of each other.
    Barbara’s joy in life was her children and later her grandchildren. She and Phil supported Todd during his successful racing career and later her grandchildren during their athletic events and beauty pageants.
    She was affectionately called “Me Me” by her granddaughters. She loved to watch Duke basketball, Cincinnati Reds baseball, and going to traveling fast-pitch softball tournaments on weekends.
    She worked for Lewittes Furniture for several years, and also for Alexander County School system in the cafeteria. In recent years, she battled cancer, broken bones, and heart problems. Her daughter, Tonya, selflessly devoted her life to caring for both of her parents the past several years.
    Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Todd Rogers, who passed away on December 12, 2005; and a brother, Jimmy Adams.
    Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 54 years, Phil Rogers of the home; a daughter, Tonya Rhoney and husband Chad of Hiddenite; a daughter-in-law, Dawn Allen of Taylorsville; four granddaughters, Gracie Rhoney, Torie Rhoney, Erica Rogers, and Emmy Rogers; two sisters, Ethel Robinson and Rachel Harris; a brother, Henry Lee Adams; a number of nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Jayne Goble.
    The funeral service will be at 1 p.m., Friday, April 17, 2015 at Beulah Baptist Church. Rev. Brent Dula will officiate. Burial will follow in the Taylorsville City Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m., Thursday, April 16, 2015 at Adams Funeral Home.
    Condolences may be sent to: www.adamsfunerals.com.
    Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the Rogers Family.

    After an extended illness, on Monday, April 13, 2015, the soul of Ralph William Fox, 83, of Taylorsville, left his earthly body and is now present with our Lord Jesus Christ, in whom he trusted, loved, and served.
    Mr. Fox was a member of Liledoun Baptist Church, where he eagerly served the Lord faithfully. Prior to retiring to Taylorsville, Mr. Fox lived in Biloxi, Mississippi, for 28 years. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force, retiring after 24 years as a SMSGT, and then worked for the Department of Defense Civilian GS-10 with the USAF at Keesler AFB, Biloxi, Mississippi.
    He is the son of the late Will Otis and Hettie Rebecca Jane Hendrix Fox. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a wife, Joan L. Fox; and a son, Ralph Fox, Jr.
    Survivors include his wife, Faye Fox of Taylorsville; a son, Allen D. Fox and wife Ann of Jackson, Mississippi; two daughters, Elaine K. Stracener and husband Boyd of Titusville, Florida, and Janet R. Fields and husband Ray of Middletown, Maryland; two extended family daughters, Samantha Lackey and husband Jeff of Statesville, and Brigitte Ferriera and husband Chris of Cheyenne, Wyoming; a son, Jonathan Cain of Atlanta, Georgia; two sisters, Odessa White of Taylorsville, and Virginia Stevenson of Titusville, Florida; grandchildren, Colin Fields, Eric Fields, Bryan Lackey and fiancée Brittany Macera, Lindsey Lackey, Logan Ferriera, Clinton Stracener, Brett Stracener, and Yolanda Vaughan; and six great-grandchildren.
    The family will receive friends on April 17, 2015, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at Liledoun Baptist Church. The family will also receive friends at the home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., April 18, 2015, at Liledoun Baptist Church. Dr. James Lockee, Pastor James Bumgarner, and Pastor Coy Walker will officiate. A graveside service will be held at Liledoun Cemetery with Military Services provided by The National Guard and United States Air Force.
    Memorials may be made to Gordon Hospice House, 2347 Simonton Rd., Statesville, NC 28625.
    Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.
    Arrangements entrusted to Alexander Funeral & Cremation Service of Taylorsville.

    Logan Scott Walker, 24, of Elk Shoals Loop, Stony Point, passed away Monday, April 13, 2015 at home.
    He was born December 11, 1990, in Iredell County, son of Charles Scott Walker of Lenoir and Susan Grace Sherrill of the home.
    In addition to his parents, he is survived by his grandparents, Redbone (Granddaddy) Sherrill and Linda Sherrill who he always lived with; an aunt, Nancy Sigmon; a cousin, Cody James Sigmon; and special friends, Donnie Glen Hinson, Steven Simon, and Francisco Renteria.
    A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Chapman Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Jerry Chatham will officiate. The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. prior to the service, and at other times at the home.
    Condolences may be e-mailed to the Walker Family by visiting our website at www.chapmanfuneralhome.com.
    Chapman Funeral Home is assisting the family of Logan Scott Walker.

    Glenda Lee McCullough Metzger, 80, of Pleasant Home Church Rd., Millers Creek, passed away April 12, 2015, at Forsyth Medical Center, after a brief illness.
    She was born June 15, 1934, in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, daughter of the late William Lee McCullough and Marie Mixon McCullough. She was a loving mother and homemaker. She was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Bryan Metzger; and two daughters, Gayle Hager and Patti Garner.
    She is survived by a son, Gary Bryan Metzger and wife Leslie of Millers Creek; a daughter, Laurie Metzger of Millers Creek; a sister, Dorothy Ricciardi and husband Phil of Ohio; and three granddaughters, Mallory Griffith and husband Matthew of North Carolina, Stephanie Hager of Ohio, and Brenna Metzger of North Carolina.
    A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Wilkesboro Kingdom Hall, 1515 River Rd., Wilkesboro, NC. Elder Daniel Weaver will officiate.
    Condolences may be e-mailed to the Metzger Family by visiting www.chapmanfuneralhome.com.
    Chapman Funeral Home of Stony Point is assisting the family of Glenda Lee McCullough Metzger.

    William Bradshaw, 80, of Hideaway Acres Ln., Hiddenite, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 11, 2015, at home.
    He was born October 17, 1934, in Essex County, England, son of the late John Henry Bradshaw and Doris May Croft Bradshaw. He retired from the US Air Force as a Master Sergeant and had received the Air Force Commendation Medal for outstanding service. He was of the Baptist faith.
    Those left to cherish his memory are his family, Tim and Amy McCammon of the home, and Alyssa, Travis, and Timothy McCammon II.
    A memorial service will be held at a later date.
    Condolences may be e-mailed to the Bradshaw Family by visiting www.chapmanfuneralhome.com.
    Chapman Funeral Home of Stony Ponit is assisting the family of William Bradshaw.

    Megan Rae Fitzgerald, 24, formerly of Champion Township, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, April 10, 2015.
    She was born July 24, 1990, in Warren, Ohio, daughter of David and Myra (Kerley) Fitzgerald. She graduated from the Trumbull Career and Technical Center Cosmetology Program and Champion High School in 2008.
    She was a hairdresser at Famous Hair in Champion for the past seven years. Megan loved spending time with her niece, Brooklyn, and her family and friends. She will be missed deeply by all who knew her.
    She is survived by her parents, David L. and Myra K. Fitzgerald of Champion; a sister, Sarah Harvey; a niece, Brooklyn; maternal grandmother, Marie Kerley; paternal grandparents, Arlan and Arlene Mason; and by her aunts, uncles, and cousins.
    She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Roland Kerley; and an uncle, Mitchell Fitzgerald.
    Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at the First Presbyterian Church of Warren, 256 Mahoning Avenue NW, Warren, Ohio, with Rev. Rusty Cowden officiating.
    Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.
    Arrangements entrusted to Alexander Funeral & Cremation Service of Taylorsville.

    Timothy Edward McGinnis, 46, of North Point Apartments, Statesville, passed away unexpectedly April 10, 2015, at Iredell Memorial Hospital.
    He was born August 17, 1968, in Iredell County, son of Charles Culp McGinnis of Hiddenite, and Lonja Safree Smith Joiner of Statesville. He was disabled and had worked as a manufacturer machine operator.
    In addition to his parents, he is survived by his daughter, Lindsey Pierce of Marion; and a sister, Jacqueline Gabriel and husband Herman of Statesville.
    A memorial service was held Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at Horizon Church, 316 Signal Hill Drive, Statesville, with Rev. Charles Williams officiating.
    Condolences may be e-mailed to the McGinnis Family by visiting www.chapmanfuneralhome.com.
    Chapman Funeral Home of Stony Point assisted the family of Timothy Edward McGinnis.

    Sharon Lee Edgison Lail, 56, of Hamptonville, died unexpectedly April 9, 2015, in Yadkinville.
    She was born July 15, 1958, in Iredell County, daughter of the late Charles Edgison and Bertha Munday Cranfill. She had worked as a cashier for several convenience stores. She had been a member of Sulphur Springs Baptist Church where she sang in the choir.
    In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by a sister, Deborah Braswell; and brothers, Michael and Ray Edgison.
    Those left to cherish her memory include a daughter, Dana Lail of Louisville, Kentucky; a son, Phillip Dale Lambert of Yadkinville; four grandchildren, Abigail Lail, Isabel Torquemada, Enrique Torquemada, and Tatum Westerguard; and a sister, Beverly Shull of Blacksburg, South Carolina.
    Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at Sulphur Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Parks officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
    Condolences may be sent to: www.adamsfunerals.com.
    Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Taylorsville served the Lail Family.

    Bertha “Lee” Frye Mason, 60, of Damascus Church Rd., Hiddenite, passed away at home on April 9, 2015.
    She was born March 12, 1955, in Iredell County, daughter of the late Hub Frye and Bertha Queen Frye. Mrs. Mason was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her youngest son, Alex Mason; a sister, Linda Frye; and a brother-in-law, Dale Johnson.
    She is survived by her husband, Mike Mason of the home; a son, Craig Campbell and wife Kim of Statesville; a daughter, Dyel Sigmon Dose and husband Jamie of Black Mountain; a brother, Skip Frye and wife Mary Jo of Statesville; three sisters, Bonnie Millsaps and husband King of Statesville, Diana Hartness and husband Dennis of Taylorsville, and Wanda Johnson of Statesville; two grandsons, Mason Campbell and Ches Dose; and a number of nieces and nephews.
    Funeral services were held Sunday, April 12, 2015, at Rocky Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Henry Cook officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
    Memorials may be given to Rocky Hill Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 823 Mountain View Rd., Statesville, NC 28625.
    Condolences may be e-mailed to the Mason Family by visiting www.chapmanfuneralhome.com.
    Chapman Funeral Home of Stony Point assisted the family of Bertha “Lee” Frye Mason.

    Teresa Gail Stacy, 49, of Taylorsville, passed away unexpectedly, at her residence, on Thursday, April 9, 2015.
    She was born in McDowell County, West Virginia, the daughter of the late James and Lenora Estep Jones, and she was of the Baptist faith. She was a supervisor for UKI Supreme Textiles, of Hickory.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters and her father-in-law, Lonnie Estep.
    Survivors are her husband of thirty years, Michael D. Stacy of the home; a daughter, Tracie Lester McClanahan of West Virginia; four sons, Dustin and Rodney Jones, and D.J. and Mike Stacey, all of Taylorsville; two brothers, Timmy Jones of Taylorsville, and Thorton Jones of West Virginia; and 10 grandchildren.
    Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.
    Arrangements entrusted to Alexander Funeral & Cremation Service of Taylorsville.

    Betty Mae Pearson Jarvis, 71, passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at CMC-NorthEast, Concord.
    She was born January 5, 1944, in Alexander County, daughter of the late Roy H. Pearson, Sr. and Dolly Mae Chapman Pearson. A 1962 graduate of Taylorsville High School, she was owner/operator of Quality Accounting Service, Kannapolis, for over thirty-five years until her retirement in 2014. She was also an active member of Homestead Baptist Church, Kannapolis.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Roy H. Pearson, Jr.
    Survivors include her two sons, Terry L. Jarvis of Kannapolis, and Tracy H. Jarvis of China Grove; grandchildren, Taylor Jarvis Jester, Kristen Jarvis, and Dylan Lackey; great-grandchildren, Gracie and Harmony Jarvis; sisters, Pat Miller of Kannapolis, Cindy Jolly and Kay Hubbard, both of Taylorsville, and Lynne Ham of North Wilkesboro; brothers, Bobby Pearson of Taylorsville, Ricky Pearson of Stony Point, Michael Pearson of Mooresboro, and Darrell Pearson of Blacksburg, South Carolina; and numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
    Funeral services were held Saturday, April 11, 2015, at Homestead Baptist Church, Kannapolis, officiated by Rev. Mitch Thomas and Rev. Leon Smith. A graveside service was held at 3 p.m. at Little River Baptist Church Cemetery, Taylorsville, officiated by Rev. Jeff Chapman.
    Memorials may be made to American Lung Association of North Carolina, 401 Hawthorne Lane, Suite 110 - #298, Charlotte, NC 28204.
    On-line condolences may be left at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com, Kannapolis, who is serving the family.

    Brenda Kay Adams, 41, of Ruritan Park Rd., Stony Point, passed away at home, April 1, 2015, after an extended illness.
    She was born June 13, 1973, in Iredell County, daughter of Mrs. Kathleen Taylor Adams of the home and the late William Larry Adams. She was a machine operator at Hickory Springs, and was of the Baptist faith.
    In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a brother, William Steven Adams.
    In addition to her mother, she is survived by a son, Travis Bowes of Stony Point; a daughter, Kayla Adams of Stony Point; a brother, Roger Dale Adams of Taylorsville; and two grandchildren, Makayla Bowes and Landen Kyle Bowes.
    A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 16, 2015, at Redeemers House, Stony Point. Rev. Mitch Rash will officiate.
    Memorials may be given to the Brenda Kay Adams Fund, in care of Chapman Funeral Home, 158 Stony Point School Rd., Stony Point, NC 28678.
    Condolences may be e-mailed to the Adams Family by visiting www.chapmanfuneralhome.com.
    Chapman Funeral Home of Stony Point is assisting the family of Brenda Kay Adams.



 
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