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Mark Ernest Benfield
Richard “Twirley” Franklin Herman

Bill Harding Minton
Bobby Dean Wilson

Glenda Kay Hobbs
Rhoyd Eugene Barnes
Clara Louise Smith
David Franklin Walker
Marsha Ann Horton
Gary Maynard Teague
Dallas Clark Dolle
Frankie Mae Cline Reed
Kenneth Darrell Taylor
Wayne Zane Childers
Paul Wayne Whitley
Brenda Anthony Ford
Leslie Dewayne Gray, "Grunch?"



    Mark Ernest Benfield, 45, passed away November 20, 2014 at Brian Center-East.
    Mark was born July 22, 1969, in Alexander County, son of the late Glenn E. and Hazel Bowman Benfield. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church and attended Zion Baptist Church, of Morganton, where he loved participating in the children's church. He participated in Special Olympics and loved dogs.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Martha Benfield.
    Surviving are his sisters, Kathy Benfield of Hiddenite, and Glenda Mims and husband Larry Mims, Jr. of Bethlehem; a niece, Heather Anderson and husband Jeff of Granite Falls; a nephew, Jesse Mims and wife Casie of Four Oaks; great-nephews, Sam Anderson of Granite Falls, and Logan Mims of Four Oaks; and a special caregiver, Ruby Carswell and all of her family of Morganton.
    Services will be Monday, November 24, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church with Dr. Marcus Benfield and Rev. Keith Rose officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday, November 24, 2014, from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., at Antioch Baptist Church.
    Memorials may be made to Zion Baptist Church, Children's Church, 3394 Pea Ridge Rd., Morganton, NC 28655.
    Condolences may be made online at www.hickoryfh.com.
    Hickory Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

    Richard “Twirley” Franklin Herman, 71, of Steve Watts Drive, Taylorsville, passed away Thursday, November 20, 2014 at his residence.
    Mr. Herman was born July 5, 1943, in Alamance County, son of the late Marshell Elmore Herman and Stella Narissa Campbell. He retired from CommScope after 24 years. He was a braider operator.
    Including his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Richard Eugene Herman; and a brother, Dwight Herman.
    Those left to cherish his memory include his fiancée, Starleen “Star” M. Proffitt; a daughter, Lori Dawn Herman of Newton; two sons, Steven Eric Herman and wife Tina of Stanley, and William Richard “Ricky” Herman and wife Mindy of Newton; a brother, Everett H. Herman and wife Mary Ann of Lincolnton; four granddaughters, Megan, Madison, Sydney and Maci Herman; and three grandsons, Cody Herman, Chandler Beatenhead and Hayden Huff.
    A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 23, 2014 at Oxford Baptist Church. Rev. Joel Frye will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to: American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060.
    Condolences may be sent to: www.adamsfunerals.com.
    Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the Herman Family.

    Bill Harding Minton, 93, of Moravian Falls, died Thursday, November 20, 2014, at Autumn Care, in Statesville.
    Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Walnut Grove Baptist Church, in the Pores Knob Community, with Rev. Tim Henderson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 1 until 2, at the church, prior to the service.
    Mr. Minton was born June 18, 1921, in Wilkes County, son of John and Julie Dowell Minton. He worked for Carolina Mirror and North Carolina Department of Transportation. Mr. Minton was a member of Walnut Grove Baptist Church.
    He is survived by his wife, Hexie Kilby Minton of the home; a daughter, Becky Wike of Taylorsville; three grandchildren, Ashleigh Wike, Will Wike and girlfriend Cristina Lazaro, and John Wike; a special friend, Doug Wike; a brother-in-law, Charles Kilby and friend Edith Foster of Millers Creek; and several nieces and nephews.
    In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Charlotte Dison EC Class at East Iredell Middle School, attn: Karen Arnette, 590 Chestnut Grove Road, Statesville, NC 28625; or to Walnut Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Linda Edsel, 3086 E. Brocktown Road, Moravian Falls, NC 28654.
    Online condolences may be made at www.reinssturdivant.com.

    Bobby Dean Wilson, 63, of Timothy Dan Ln, Taylorsville, passed away November 20, 2014, at Iredell Memorial Hospital, after a brief illness.
    Mr. Wilson was born February 6, 1951, in Iredell County, son of the late William Richard Wilson and Clara Barlowe Wilson. He was disabled, retired from the Department of Transportation, and was an upholster in the furniture industry for thirty years.
    Mr. Wilson served in the US Army from 1971 to 1973, was a member of the Foothills Corvette Club, and was a member of Hiddenite Baptist Church.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Brenda Wilson.
    He is survived by his wife Judy K. Wilson of the home; two daughters, Tamra Roberts and Talisha Logan and husband Chad, both of Hiddenite; a brother, Richard Wilson and wife Dawn of Taylorsville; a sister, Dana Jolly of Taylorsville; three grandchildren, Brianna Roberts of Taylorsville, Brooklyn Roberts of Hiddenite, and Callie Logan of Hiddenite.
    A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 23, 2014 at Hiddenite Baptist Church. Rev. Jim Justice will officiate. The family will receive friends after the service at the church.
    In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Hiddenite Community Helpers, PO Box 84, Hiddenite, NC 28636.
    Condolences may be e-mailed to the Wilson Family by visiting our website at www.chapmanfuneralhome.com.
    Chapman Funeral Home is assisting the family of Bobby Dean Wilson.

    Glenda Kay Hobbs, 75, of Cheatham Ford Road, Hiddenite, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at Valley Nursing Center.
    Mrs. Hobbs was born October 1, 1939, in Alexander County, daughter of the late Oren Nelson Sharpe and Elizabeth Allen Sharpe. She worked as a dental assistant. She was a member of South River United Methodist Church and was very active in her church.
    Glenda was also a member of the Quilters Guild. She worked for many years with the selling of Girl Scout cookies. Also, she worked with the Hiddenite Center and enjoyed directing and organizing weddings.
    Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, E. Darrell Hobbs of the home; a daughter, LaDonna Castagan and husband Shawn of Hiddenite; a son, Kenton Allen Childers and fiancée Annette L. Parker of Statesville; a granddaughter, Nikki Napier; a great-granddaughter, Keira Massie; two nieces, Dr. Katie Sharpe Dean of Savannah, Georgia, and Whitney Sharpe of Baltimore, Maryland; a “daughter by love,” Amanda Goble of Taylorsville; and a brother, Allen Sharpe of Chapel Hill.
    The funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, November 22, 2014 at South River United Methodist Church. Pastors Larry and Selena Scott will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday, November 21, 2014 at Adams Funeral Home.
    Pallbearers include: Larry Sharpe, Ronnie Sharpe, Denton Benfield, Lynn Sharpe, Mickey Mayberry, and Gilbert Sharpe. Honorary pallbearer is Aaron Keever.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: South River UMC Cemetery Fund, 2540 Cheatham Ford Road, Hiddenite, NC 28636.
    Condolences may be sent to: www.adamsfunerals.com.
    Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the Hobbs Family.

    Rhoyd Eugene Barnes, 78, of Advance, passed away unexpectedly Monday, November 17, 2014, at his home.
    Mr. Barnes was the son of the late Rhoyd Barnes and Lois Marshall Barnes of Taylorsville. He was a retired truck driver.
    Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Charlene Comboy Barnes; three daughters, Karen Woollard and husband Matt, Sharon Lookabill and husband Phil, and Cindy Dixon, all of Mocksville; five grandchildren, Amanda, Nathan, Larissa, Ethan, and Hayden; five great-grandchildren; three brothers, Steve Barnes, Henry Barnes, and J.C. Barnes, all of Taylorsville; and four sisters, Marie Dyson of Stony Point, and Libby Wike, Lucy Davidson, and Louise Herman, all of Taylorsville.
    Volger and Son Funeral Service of Clemons is in charge of the arrangements.
    Obituary courtesy of Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Taylorsville.

    Clara Louise Smith, 82, of Stony Point, passed away November 16, 2014, at her residence.
    Born to the late Clifton Dewitt and Lilian Barlowe Elder on June 16, 1932, she was a Research Librarian for R.J. Reynolds Research Department for thirty years. She was a member of Carson's Chapel United Methodist Church, and was an avid crossword fan, loved camping, and played in putt-putt tournaments.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wade Smith; and two siblings, Harold Elder and Brenda Warren.
    She is survived by a sister, Lara Neal Rector and husband E.D. of Stony Point; a sister-in-law, Bobby Elder of Taylorsville; a brother-in-law, Kenneth Warren of Hiddenite; and a number of nieces and nephews. Woman's best friend, Toby, will miss her master.
    Visitation will be held Saturday, November 22, 2014, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at Alexander Funeral Service. Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Larry Scott officiating. Inurnment will be with the family.
    Memorials may be made to Hospice of Alexander County, 50 Lucy Echerd Ln., Taylorsville, NC 28681; or the American Humane Society, 1400 16th St. N.W. Suite 360, Washington, DC 20036.
    Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.
    Arrangements entrusted to Alexander Funeral & Cremation Service of Taylorsville.

    David Franklin Walker, 43, passed away unexpectedly, at his residence, Sunday, November 16, 2014, following a lengthy bout with heart problems.
    Born August 20, 1971, son of James Wayne and Catherine Morrison Walker, he was a professional truck driver. He had attended Johnston Community College as well as Catawba Valley Community College. He was a member of Rocky Springs United Methodist Church, where he served as clerk of the finance committee.
    He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Franklin and Margaret Morrison and Elbert and Emily Walker.
    In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Chris Walker and wife Alison of Statesville; and a nephew and niece, Alex and Madeline Walker, both of Statesville.
    Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at Rocky Springs United Methodist Church, with Rev. Bob Herron officiating. The body will lie in state thirty minutes prior to the service. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the Rocky Springs Community Building. Due to the extreme cold weather, burial will be private.
    Pallbearers will be: Jeffey Canaday, Michael Danner, Doug Dessecker, Joe Sturgill, and Scott and Brian Mitchell.
    Memorials may be made to the building fund of Rocky Springs UMC, 1321 York Institute Rd., Hiddenite, NC 28636.
    Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.
    Arrangements entrusted to Alexander Funeral & Cremation Service of Taylorsville.

    Marsha Ann Horton, 49, formerly of Wilkes, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, November 15, 2014.
    She was born August 10, 1965, in Wilkes, daughter of the late James Avery and Martha Louise Hendren Billings. She loved spending time with her online friends, listening to music, reading, and of course shopping.
    In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a daughter, Monica Ann Horton; a brother, James Richard Billings; and a niece, Megan Grace Eller.
    Those left to cherish her memory include her sister, Melissa Billings Eller and husband Gary Thomas Eller of Hickory; a nephew, Grayson Eller; and a niece, Marissa Eller, both of Hickory.
    A visitation will be held for Marsha on Sunday, November 23, 2014 from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. at Bethany Baptist Church, on Brushy Mountain Road, in Wilkesboro. A memorial service will follow at 3 p.m. at the church.
    Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to: The Hickory Soup Kitchen, PO Box 1431, Hickory, NC 28603.
    Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.
    Arrangements entrusted to Alexander Funeral & Cremation Service.

    Gary Maynard Teague, 73, of Taylorsville, passed away Saturday, November 15, 2014, at Catawba Hospice, in Newton.
    Born January 27, 1941, in Alexander County, son of the late Joseph Foy and Berna Thompson Teague, he retired from Sherrill Furniture, as a furniture supervisor, after forty-six and one-half years. He was a member of Taylorsville Church of God, was an avid hunter and fisherman, and loved gardening.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three nephews, David, Tony and William "Willie" Shook; a special cousin and friend, Grady Walker; and a step-brother, Bruce Tripplet.
    He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Ruth Ann Shook Teague of the home; a daughter, Robin Teague LaFon and husband Robert of Taylorsville; a sister, Ann Teague Turner and husband Eddy of Granite Falls; a step-brother, Bill Triplet and wife Sherry of Lenoir; and many cousins and friends.
    Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at the Taylorsville Church of God, with Rev. Mark Albertino officiating. Burial followed at the Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery, Hwy 16 South, Taylorsville.
    Memorials may be made to the Taylorsville Church of God Building Fund, 486 E. Main Ave., Taylorsville, NC 28681; or to the hospice of the donor's choice.
    Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.
    Arrangements entrusted to Alexander Funeral & Cremation Service of Taylorsville.

    Dallas Clark Dolle, 73, passed away Friday, November 14, 2014, in Winston-Salem, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Centerl, while in surgery.
    He was the son of Richard and Atha Dolle. He was born in Dayton, Ohio April 20, 1941. He grew up in Apex, graduated from Apex High School, attended Wingate College, and graduated from Gardner-Webb University.
    He joined the NC National Guard in 1964, where he served as a medic. Later he worked as a paramedic, and retired as a 911 operator for Alexander County. He was a dedicated volunteer in his local community of Taylorsville, and in his church family at Mt. Herman Baptist Church.
    He is survived by a son, Dallas Keith and wife Missy of Fort Mill, South Carolina; four granddaughters, Kimberly Sue and husband Brent Hollingworth of Savannah, Georgia, and Lisa Victoria, Dallas Megan, and Jessica Noel, all of Fort Mill, South Carolina; and a sister, Jan Farmer of Lynchburg, Virginia.
    Memorial services were held Friday, November 21, 2014, at Mt. Herman Baptist Church.
    Memorials may be made to Mt. Herman Baptist Church, 3280 U.S. Hwy. 64, Taylorsville, NC 28681.
    Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.
    Arrangements entrusted to Alexander Funeral & Cremation Service of Taylorsville.

    Frankie Mae Cline Reed, 73, passed away Thursday, November 13, 2014, at Frye Regional Medical Center.
    She was born July 6, 1941, in Catawba County, daughter of the late Charles and Una Mae Rosenbaum Cline.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Sally Withers, Virgie Rowe, and Elaine Moore; brothers, Thomas Cline, Sam Cline, and three other brothers; and a grandson, Daniel Allen Hefner.
    A very SPECIAL loving mother and grandmother, she was a member of Fellowship Advent Christian Church, and formerly a member of West Hickory Baptist Church. She retired from Southern Hosiery and was currently employed with ResCare.
    Mrs. Reed was a special caregiver to Marcie Johnson.
    Surviving are her husband, Bud James Reed; sons, Dennis Hefner and wife Deanna of Hickory, and Keith Hefner and wife Karen of Conover; daughter, Sherry Stone and husband Larry of Newton; a step-daughter, Jennifer Reed of Conover; a step-son, James Reed of Granite Falls; a sister, Peggy Pharr of Hudson; her previous spouse, Jim Hefner; grandchildren, Blake Shook, Shelly Meece, Abbey Stone, Derrick Hefner, Chasity Hilton, Chris Hefner, Amber Johnson, Ashly Hefner, Caleb Dave, Gavin Reed, Nick Wilson, and Natalie Wilson; and 14 great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services were held Monday, November 17, 2014, at Fellowship Advent Christian Church, with Rev. Dave Ross and Rev. Michael Hoyle officiating. Interment will follow at Fellowship Advent Christian Church Cemetery.
    Pallbearers were Chris Hefner, Derrick Hefner, Mark Cline, Wayne Terry, Shawn Reed, and Shay Reed.
    Memorials may be made to Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, NC 28658.
    Condolences may be made online at www.hickoryfh.com.
    Hickory Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

    Kenneth Darrell Taylor, 54, of Taylorsville, passed away November 13, 2014, at Catawba Regional Medical Center.
    Born May 5, 1960, in California, son of the late Kenneth E. and Sharon M. Taylor, he was a maintenance engineer.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth E. and Sharon M. Taylor; and a grandson, James A. Lynch.
    Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Christine Mary Taylor; a son, Joshua Eugene Taylor and wife Monique of Marion; a daughter, Heather Michelle Taylor Lynch and husband Jay Lynch of Charlotte; a brother, Michael Grey Taylor of Richmond, Virginia; two sisters, Marie Levesque of Maine, and Deborah Ballard of Arizona; and six grandchildren, Lily Ariel, Gabriel, Kenneth Taylor, Dakota Lee Norton, Stephanie S. Betke, and Joshua J. Betke. Man's best friend, Chloe, will miss her master.
    Mr. Taylor was a wonderful and loving husband, father, and pawpaw. He found great fullfillment in taking care of his family, and absolutely adored his grandchildren, and his beloved dog, Chloe.
    Visitation was held Sunday, November 16, 2014, at Alexander Funeral Service. Inurnment was with the family.
    Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.
    Arrangements entrusted to Alexander Funeral & Cremation Service of Taylorsville.

    Wayne Zane Childers, 81, of Vashti Road, Taylorsville, passed away Wednesday, November 12, 2014.
    Mr. Childers was born January 23, 1933, in Alexander County, son of the late Vona Childers. He had worked in furniture shipping and retired from Broyhill in 1995. He was an avid Dale Earnhardt fan and enjoyed bluegrass music. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
    Those left to cherish his memory include special friends, Lou Ann Pennell, and Donald Russell and wife Arlene; an aunt, Alice Childers; several cousins; and other special friends.
    Funeral services were held Friday, November 14, 2014, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Chris Goforth officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
    Pallbearers included Jason Wike, Devin Elder, J.D. Eckerd, Carl Childers, Belva Bentley, and Brandon Russell.
    Honorary pallbearers were Noah “Snowball” Campbell, John Bentley, and Toyce Kerley.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 31 Pleasant Hill Church Road, Taylorsville, NC 28681.
    Condolences may be sent to www.adamsfunerals.com.
    Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Taylorsville served the Childers Family.

    Paul Wayne Whitley, 80, passed away, in the Villages of Wilkes, on November 10, 2014. He was a resident of the Hays Community, Wilkes County.
    Born July 19, 1934, son of the late James Revis and Ellen Combs Whitley, he was a retired carpenter. Mr. Whitley was a member of Maple Grove Baptist Church. He loved everyone and was loved by everyone.
    He was preceded in death by a son, Billy Jo Whitley; and a step-daughter, Rita Fowler.
    He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Barbara Whitley of the home; a daughter, Pamela Shumate and husband Christopher of North Wilkesboro; a stepdaughter, Ann Carpenter and husband Don of Claremont; two sons, James Whitley and wife Shelby of Roaring River, and Jeff Whitley and wife Cynthia of Hays; a sister, Judy Warren and husband Clyde of Hays; a special friend, Tony Shumate; a host of step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; and a nephew.
    Funeral services were held Thursday, November 13, 2014, at Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service of Taylorsville. Rev. Vence Adams, Rev. Clyde Kerley, Chaplain U.S. Air Force, Retired, and Rev. Bobby Langston officiated. Burial was in Mount Lawn Cemetery, North Wilkesboro.
    Pallbearers were Mark Shumate, David Warren, David Early, John Cothren, Randy Brown, and Tony Shumate.
    Memorials may be made to Pruitt Health Hospice, 902 West D Street - Suite B, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659.
    Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.
    Arrangements entrusted to Alexander Funeral & Cremation Service o fTaylorsville.

    Brenda Anthony Ford, 63, of Johnny Walker MHP, Hiddenite, passed away Monday, November 3, 2014, at her residence.
    Ms. Ford was born November 16, 1950, in Leland, Mississippi, daughter of the late Clifton Anthony and Mary Etta Anthony. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed crosswords, horror movies, hunting, fishing, camping, and enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.
    Including her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Sue Anthony; and a brother, Clifton Anthony, Jr.
    Those left to cherish her memory include two daughters, Mary A. Ford of the home, and Shanda K. Robinson of Texas; two sons, Donald W. Ford of Texas, and Jimmy B. Ford of Taylorsville; three sisters, Bonita McClellan of Mississippi, Lona Rusk of Florida, and Mary Francis Ingram of Mississippi; two brothers, Robert Anthony and Tommy Anthony, both of Taylorsville; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
    A graveside service was held Saturday, November 8, 2014, in the Stoneville Cemetery, Greenville, Mississippi.
    Condolences may be sent to www.adamsfunerals.com.
    Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Taylorsville served the Ford Family.

    Leslie Dewayne Gray, "Grunch?" 44, of Wilson Lee Blvd., Statesville, departed this life on Monday, November 3, 2014.
    He was born December 11, 1969, and was the son of Carolyn Elaine Gray and the late Russell Ameil Neils, Sr.
    "Grunch?" as he was called by all who knew him, was a graduate of Statesville High School and attended Catawba Valley Community College. He was a member of Love and Unity Resurrection Church, Taylorsville. He was married to Tabitha Lackey Gray, who survives.
    He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Russell and Daisy Neils.
    In addition to his wife, Tabitha Gray, and his mother, Carolyn Gray, he leaves to cherish the memory of his life four sons, Donovan O'Neal Gray and Dontae Rashawn Gray, all of Stateville, Dewoyne Dominique (Santia) Daye of Hampton, Virginia, and Devante Lackey of Taylorsville; a daughter, Jazmine LaKayla Craig of Taylorsville; his maternal grandparents, Leslie and Carrie Bell Gray of Statesville; three brothers, Anthony McClelland and George Devon Gray, both of Statesville, and Russell A. (Christine) Neils Jr. of Washington, D.C.; four sisters, Latoyia Neils of Fredrick, Maryland, Tasha Marie Neils of Greenbelt, Maryland, and Twana McClelland and Sandra Denise Donowa, both of Statesville; his mother-in-law, Paulette (Wayne) Smith; his father-in-law, Gary (Melissa) Lackey; his brothers-in-law, William Lackey of Monroe, Tramell (Cathy) of Taylorsville, and Chadricvk Lackey of Hickory; his sister-in-law, Keisha (David) Hawthorne of Taylorsville; his goddaughter, Emari Odom; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives, and friends.
    Celebration services for Mr. Gray were conducted Saturday, November 8, 2014, at Christ Cathedral Of Deliverance, Statesville. Apostle Carl D. Lykes, Sr., pastor, and Overseer Reggie L. Brown, officiated and Pastor Lonnie Gray delivered the Eulogy. Burial followed in the Belmont Cemetery.
    Notes of sympathy may be emailed to the Gray Family at rutledgeinc@bellsouth.net.
    Rutledge and Bigham Mortuary of Statesville served the Gray Family.

 
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