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Jackson Claywood “J.C.” Elliott, Jr.
Pauline Murphey Shealy
Mandy Faye Stallings Holland

    Jackson Claywood “J.C.” Elliott, Jr., 54, of Cheatham Ford Road, Hiddenite, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at Gordon Hospice House.
    Mr. Elliott was born December 31, 1960, in Iredell County, son of Jackson “Claywood” Elliott, Sr. and Virginia Lexine Gwaltney Elliott of Hiddenite.
    For many years, he was owner and operator of Elliott Trucking Co. Inc. He was a member of Pilgrim Baptist Church and loved reading his Bible. He loved spending time with his family, and being around his grandchildren brought him great joy. Despite many trials and tribulations, he never lost his faith and continued to be an inspiration to others.
    Including his parents, those left to cherish his memory include two daughters, Sharmin LaChelle Elliott and Krista LaShea Elliott, both of Hiddenite; a granddaughter, Chloe LaShea Martin; a grandson, Jayden Josiah Elliott; a sister, Diane Elliott Daniels of Hiddenite; and a brother, Danny Elliott of Hiddenite. JC was blessed with many friends but three stand out, Johnny Harrington, Jeffery James, and the one special lady in his life, Patsy Millsaps Elliott, his friend till the end.
    The funeral service will be at 3 p.m., Friday, July 31, 2015 at Pilgrim Baptist Church. Rev. Tom Lambert will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m., Thursday, July 30, 2015 at Adams Funeral Home.
    Pallbearers include: Glynn Gwaltney, Trent Chatham, Rocky Millsaps, Danny Millsaps, Johnny Harrington, and Jeffery James.
    Memorials may be made to: Gideons International Taylorsville Camp, PO Box 517, Taylorsville, NC 28681.
    Condolences may be sent to:
    Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the Elliott Family.

    Pauline Murphey Shealy, 85, of Taylorsville, passed away Monday, July 27, 2015, at her residence, following a seven year struggle with vascular dementia.
    Pauline was born on Saturday, December 28, 1929, daughter of the late James Paul and Ethel Connelly Murphey in Ridge Spring, South Carolina.
    Pauline retired from the Alexander School System in 1990. She was a first grade teacher at Ellendale School for 29 years. Pauline was a faithful member of Friendship Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday School for many years, and was a member of the Women’s Group.
    She traveled much with her late loving husband, Haskell Shealy, but loved her home, where she enjoyed her flowers and family.
    In addition to her parents and husband, Pauline was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Tiffany Miglorie; a sister, Mary Livingston; and sons-in-law, Danny Jolly and Johnny Lee.
    Loved ones left to cherish her memory include her son, Steve Shealy and wife Dawn; two daughters, Patsy Shealy and friend Ernie Harrington, and Lynn Jolly, all of Taylorsville; seven grandchildren, Cody Lee and wife Lauren of Taylorville, Tina Annas and husband Maynard III of Granite Falls, Heath Jolly and wife Melissa, Adam Jolly and wife Kristen, and Drew Jolly and wife Jen, all of Taylorsville, Heather Baldonado and husband Lee, of Charleston, South Carolina, and Olivia Shepherd and husband Oscar of Taylorsville; 13 great-grandchildren, Maynard Annas IV, Maci Annas, Meghan Miglorie, Garrett, Alyssa and Lillian Jolly, Lorick and Jovie Lee, Delaney, Rory and Camden Baldonado, and Gabriel and Ian Shepherd; special friends, Linda B., Mary Faye C., Heidi D., Mary I., and Linda T.; and a host of nieces and nephews.
    The funeral service was held at Friendship Lutheran Church on Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Rev. Carol Yeager and Rev. Greg Yeager officiated. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
    The family requests that, in addition to flowers, memorials be made to: Friendship Lutheran Church Family Life Center, 5300 Church Rd, Taylorsville, NC 28681; or Alexander County Hospice, 50 Lucy Echerd Ln, Taylorsville, NC 28681.
    Condolences may be sent to
    Arrangements entrusted to Alexander Funeral & Cremation Service of Taylorsville.

    Mandy Faye Stallings Holland, 73, passed away July 22, 2015 at Catawba Regional Hospice.
    Born April 8, 1942, in Catawba County, she was the daughter of the late Albert Hillard Stallings and Dovie Orrs Lynn Stallings. Mandy has been a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church since 1971.
    She loved to crochet, cook and bake cakes for her church and family. She was a former furniture worker and retired from Vanguard Furniture in Conover. Mandy was a member of the Women’s Auxilary of the Bethlehem Fire Department.
    In addition to her parents, Mandy was preceded in death by sisters, Annie Mae Starnes, Florence Hedrick and Betty Jean Everhart; and a brother, Jimmy Ray Stallings.
    Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 47 years, Gene Holland of the home; a brother, Clyde Stallings of Newton; sisters, Katie Lou Nance of Vale, and Beulah Sue Taylor and husband Rupert of Conover.
    A Celebration of Life was held at Sunday, July 26, 2015, in the Chapel of Drum Funeral Home, in Hickory, with Pastor Wayne Caviness officiating. Burial followed in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Bethlehem Baptist Church, 7500 NC 127 Hwy, Taylorsville, NC 28681; or Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658.
    Condolences may be sent to the Holland Family at
    Drum Funeral Home in Hickory is honored to be serving the Holland Family.

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