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Evelyn "Dink" Miller Lackey
Danny Charles Lentz
Dennis Dustin “Dusty” Horn
Ira "Mac" McGlothlin
Rita Brown Mash
Linda Warren Simon
Master Ian Scott Stamper
Frank Edward Uebelacker, Sr.
Fredrick Edward Duran
Carmella Allen Roberts


    Evelyn "Dink" Miller Lackey, 84, of Brian Center, Statesville, formerly of Forest Drive, Statesville, died Monday, September 22, 2014 at Brian Center, Statesville.
    Born, December 6, 1929, in Alexander County, daughter of the late Ralph Floyd Miller and Bercha Ella Vicker Miller, Mrs. Lackey was of the Baptist faith and a textile worker.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Gale Lackey; a son, Randy Eugene Lackey; two brothers, Thomas Miller and Jimmy Miller; and three sisters, Bessie "Pete" Miller, Doris Ann Miller, and Opal Sussan Miller Guy.
    Mrs. Lackey is survived by two sons, Micheal Gale Lackey and wife Marilyn of Statesville, and Paul Richard "Dub" Lackey of Statesville; two brothers, Sidney Lee Miller of Thomasville, and Ronnie Eugene Miller and wife Milledean of Taylorsville; and two sisters, Nan Bell and husband Jim of Taylorsville, and Carolyn Fox and husband Babe of Stony Point.
    A graveside service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, September 25, 2014 at Hiddenite Cemetery. Rev. Darren Pennell will officiate. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at Chapman Funeral Home.
    Chapman Funeral Home is assisting the family of Evelyn Miller Lackey.

    Danny Charles Lentz, 64, of Midway Park Lane, Taylorsville, passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014, at Duke Medical Center, after a five year battle with melanoma cancer.
    He was born November 29, 1949, in Caldwell County, son of the late Fred Woodrow Lentz and Mary Jean Bridges Lentz of Stony Point. Mr. Lentz retired after 30 years in education: Teacher at Ellendale Elementary School, Principal of Hiddenite Elementary School, Parkview Elementary School in Mooresville, Bartlett Yancey Intermediate School in Yanceyville, and Technology and Testing Coordinator for Newton Conover Schools. Danny was a member of First United Methodist Church, Taylorsville. He was beloved by family, cherished by friends, and a master hiker and rocketeer.
    In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Janice Queen Lentz of the home; four daughters, Amy Lentz and husband Chad Smith of Charlotte, Katie Overton and husband Scott of Lexington, Julie Fogg and husband Stephen of Charlotte, and Erin Curneen and husband Gary of Bakersfield, California; two brothers, Tony Lentz and wife Alicia of State College, Pennsylvania, and Clark Lentz and wife Dori of Blacksburg, Virginia; two sisters, Jean Lentz of Statesville, and Mary Steudle and husband Jim of Spanish Fort, Alabama; and three grandchildren, Cole and Nate Overton, and Emma Fogg.
    Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 4 p.m. at Taylorsville First United Methodist Church. Rev. Josh Sherfey will officiate. Visitation will follow after the service. Graveside services will be private.
    Memorials may be sent to Taylorsville First United Methodist Church Building Fund, PO Box 157, Taylorsville, NC 28681.
    Condolences may be e-mailed to the Lentz Family by visiting our website at www.chapmanfuneralhome.com.
    Chapman Funeral Home is assisting the family of Danny Charles Lentz.

    Dennis Dustin “Dusty” Horn, 37, of Mooresville, formerly of Rockridge, West Virginia, died Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at home.
    He was born October 15, 1976, in Welch, West Virginia, son of Debbie Powell Roberts of the home and the late Dennis Horn. He attended Iaeger High School and was associated with First Baptist Church of Iaeger. He was disabled. Dusty only met a stranger once. He was loved by all that knew him and will certainly be missed.
    In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Christine Powell of Iaeger, West Virginia; and paternal grandparents, Georgie Muncy Horn and John Henry Horn of Paynesville, and stepfather, Roger Roberts of Mooresville.
    In addition to his mother, he is survived by a sister, Jessica Dawson and partner Darnell Lyttle of Mooresville; step-father, Dickie Robinette of Garland, West Virginia; two step-brothers, Ricky Robinette of Beckley, West Virginia, and Roger Robinette of Clermont, Georgia; two step-sisters, Tina Robinette Greenwall and husband Jesse of Jolo, West Virginia, and Carolyn Watts of Cleveland, Georgia; three nieces, Lakyn Bre'Ann, Lester Morgan and husband Chris of Beaver, West Virginia, and Kylie Watts of Cleveland, Georgia; five nephews, Eric Dawson of Cleveland, Georgia, Eric Davis of Honaker, West Virginia, Quinten "Q" Dawson III of Jolo, West Virginia, and Christopher Preston Watts and Cody Lee Watts, both of Cleveland, Georgia; two great-nephews, Travis Dewayne Morgan and Brewer Jase Morgan of Beaver, West Virginia; three special friends, Johnny Cooper, Louie Dawson, and Allen Lester; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
    Funeral service will be conducted at 12 p.m. Sunday, September 21, 2014 at Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church in Rockridge, West Virginia. Mr. Jimmy Rowe of Cleveland will be officiating. Burial will follow in the Horn Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church with evening services from 7 to 10 p.m. Elders Danny Davis and son Travis of Honaker, West Virginia, will officiate.
    Condolences may be e-mailed to the Horn Family by visiting our website at www.chapmanfuneralhome.com.
    Chapman Funeral Home is assisting the family of Dennis Dustin “Dusty” Horn.

    Ira "Mac" McGlothlin, 84, of St. Clair Road, Taylorsville, passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014.
    He was born June 13, 1930, in Tazewell, Virginia, son of the late Kelly McGlothlin and Nannie Addison McGlothlin. He had worked in commercial and industrial roofing. He had retired from Griffins Roofing and was a member of Walnut Grove Baptist Church.
    Including his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Ruth McMillian, Lacy Napolie, Alta Justen, and Betty Hudson; and a brother, Andrew McGlothlin.
    Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Izetta Mae Gwinn McGlothlin; a son, Lee Fitzwater of Taylorsville; and a granddaughter, Melanie Ann DeVane of Valrico, Florida.
    The graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday, September 19, 2014 at Walnut Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Tim Henderson will officiate.
    Condolences may be sent to: www.adamsfunerals.com.
    Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the McGlothlin Family.

    Rita Brown Mash, 66, of Taylorsville, passed away at her home Tuesday afternoon, September 16, 2014, following an illness.
    Rita was born on February 2, 1948, daughter of the late Jesse Lee and Viola Smith Brown. She had been a bus driver for the Alexander County School system and also worked at Burger Basket for some 30 years.
    Besides her parents, those preceding her in death are two brothers, Wade Brown and Sam Brown; and an infant sister.
    Those loved ones left to cherish her memory are her husband, Carl Mash of the home; three sons, Steven Mash and wife Rebecca, Billy Mash, and Jeremy Mash; two grandchildren, Brandon Mash, and Sharon Barlow and husband A.J.; three great-grandchildren, Emily, Madison and Allison Barlow; two nephews, Michael and Jeff Brown; a niece, Sonya Echerd; three sisters-in-law, Lucille Mash, Barbara Brown, and Kathy Mash Bowman and husband Phillip; and three brothers-in-law, Ralph and wife Nancy, Ray and Richard Mash. She also leaves behind a dear special friend, Susan Allen.
    Visitation for Mrs. Mash was held on Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. at Alexander Funeral Service. A Memorial Service followed at 5:00 p.m. Officiates were Rev. Earl Godfrey, Rev. Jeremy Bumgarner, and Rev. Mark Robinette.
    Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.
    Arrangements entrusted to Alexander Funeral & Cremation Service.

    Linda Warren Simon, 73, of Charlotte, passed away peacefully at Levine-Dickson Hospice Southminster.
    Born in Taylorsville on January 22, 1941, Linda was the daughter to the late Royd and GayNell (Icenhour) Warren. She was a graduate of Taylorsville High School and Carolina Business School. A Charlotte resident since 1959, Mrs. Simon retired from the City of Charlotte Revenue Collections Dept. She loved to travel and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Linda was also a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church.
    Besides her parents, Mrs. Simon was preceded in death by her sister, Jane Teague; and stepfather, Lonnie W. Elder.
    Survivors include her husband, John F. Simon, Sr; a son, John F. Simon, Jr. of Charlotte; a daughter, Sandra (Steve) Maio; her two grandchildren, the loves of her life, Christopher and Jennifer Maio, all of Wenham, Massachusetts; her siblings, Kenneth Warren and Mary Ellen (Clyde) Herman, all of Taylorsville, Carson (SooKyung) Elder of Atlantic Beach, Elaine (Virgil) Schultz of Myersville, Maryland, and Paul (Mary) Elder of Memphis, Tennessee; and a brother-in-law, Steve Teague of Taylorsville.
    A Service to Celebrate her life will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 2 p.m. at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 1001 Queens Rd, Charlotte with Reverend Peter Brown officiating. Inurnment was held in the church columbarium. The family will receive friends at the church immediately following the service.
    Memorials may be made to St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 1001 Queens Rd, Chlarlotte, NC 28207.
    Online condolences may be addressed to www.carolinafuneral.com.
    Carolina Funeral Service & Cremation Center is entrusted with the arrangements.

    Master Ian Scott Stamper, age 18 months, of Hays, died Saturday, September 13, 2014, at his home.
    A memorial service will be held at 5:00 p.m. Friday, September 19, 2014, at Reins-Sturdivant Chapel with Rev. Gordon Simms officiating. The family will receive friends from 3:30 until 4:30 p.m. at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, prior to the service.
    Ian Scott Stamper was born, February 25, 2013, in Iredell County, son of Curtis Scott and Amanda Johnson Stamper.
    Ian was preceded in death by his paternal great-grandparents, John Stamper and Odell and Verdie Brown; and maternal great-grandparents, Robert and Hattie Johnson.
    Survivors include his parents, Curtis Scott and Amanda Johnson Stamper; his grandparents, Curtis and Betty Stamper of North Wilkesboro, and Roger and Cheryl Johnson of Hays; great-grandparents, Bobby and Frances Taylor of Hiddenite, and June Stamper of North Wilkesboro; three aunts, Sherry and husband Michael Hall, Stephanie and husband Nolan Eller, and Sarah Johnson; three uncles, Daniel Johnson, Andrew Johnson, and James Shumate; cousins, Drew, Sydney and Braxtin Shumate, Heath and Emma Hall, Tabitha Carroll, Kylee and Laila Johnson and, Lauren Eller.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Peace Haven Baptist Church Mission Fund, PO Box 1188,
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659.
    Online condolences may be made to www.reinssturdivant.com.

    Retired U.S. Air Force Technical Sgt. Frank Edward Uebelacker, Sr., 81, of Old Mountain Road, Stony Point, died Friday, September 12, 2014, at Gordon Hospice House, following an extended illness.
    He was born October 28, 1932, in Pearl River, New York, son of the late Frank Michael Uebelacker and Anna Marie Kiernan Uebelacker. He served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force before retiring in 1973. He also retired from Burlington Industries in Statesville as an electrician. He had a passion for art and wildlife and has left behind many beautiful paintings and woodworking pieces.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Uebelacker Kirby; a brother, Lawrence Michael Uebelacker; and a grandson, Michael Wayne Uebelacker.
    Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 59 years, Nancy Stevenson Uebelacker; a son, Frank Uebelacker, Jr. of Stony Point; a daughter, Julia Jolly and husband Wesley of Stony Point; two sisters, Betty Vanfossen and husband Darrel of Colorado, and Marie Bauder and husband Clifford of Volusia, Florida; seven grandchildren, Frank Uebelacker III, Joshua Kirby, Sarah Reeves and husband Bryan, Samantha Kirby, Andrew Lazenby, Mary Lazenby, and Anthony Jolly; and three great-grandchildren.
    The family will receive friends 3-4 p.m. Sunday, September 14, 2014 at Adams Funeral Home. A graveside service with full military honors accorded by DAV Chapter 84 will be conducted at 4:30 p.m. at Liberty United Methodist Church Cemetery. Rev. Bill Smith and Rev. Robert Herron will officiate.
    Memorials may be given to: Hospice of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625; or Alzheimer's Association, Western Carolina Chapter, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215.
    Condolences may be sent to the Uebelacker Family at www.adamsfunerals.com.
    Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Service is serving the Uebelacker Family.

    Fredrick Edward Duran, of Taylorsville, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at his residence.
    Bass-Smith Funeral Home & Crematory in Hickory is serving the Duran Family.

    Carmella Allen Roberts, 68, of Liberty Church Rd., Hiddenite, passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at home.
    She was born January 22, 1946, in McDowell County, West Virginia, daughter of the late Christopher Allen and Sylvia Naomia Addair Kissinger. Mrs. Roberts was a homemaker, and for some time worked as a CNA. She attended North Side Baptist Church.
    She is survived by her husband, James Roberts of the home; a son, Hanible Roberts and fiancée Julie Freeman of Taylorsville; two daughters, Pamela Fox and companion David Root of Taylorsville, and Crystal Lackey and husband Shawn of Taylorsville; three brothers, Harvey Allen and wife Linda of Indiana, Bill Kissinger and wife Cora of West Virginia, and Donald Kissinger of West Virginia; and two grandchildren, Donald James Fox and Carmon Roberts.
    Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 13, 2014 at North Side Baptist Church. Rev. Buster Treadway, Rev. Randall Roberts, and Mr. Matt Kinser will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, September 12, 2014 at Chapman Funeral Home Chapel.
    Condolences may be e-mailed to the Roberts Family by visiting our website at www.chapmanfuneralhome.com.
    Chapman Funeral Home is assisting the family of Carmella Allen Roberts.


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