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Alice Martin Dagenhart
Carl Linden Prichard
Betty Sue Rector
Charles Wayne Sprinkle
Mark Ernest Benfield
Richard “Twirley” Franklin Herman
Bill Harding Minton
Millard Don Lee Sparks
Lisa Gail Jarvis Watson
Bobby Dean Wilson
Glenda Kay Hobbs

Marsha Ann Horton


    Alice Martin Dagenhart, 82, of Taylorsville, died Monday, November 24, 2014, at her residence.
    Born June 9, 1932, in Alexander County, she was the daughter of the late Espy Martin and Mollie Gantt Martin. She attended Sandy Ridge Wesleyan Church in Hickory.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Paul Dagenhart; brothers, Crowson "Dock" Martin, Conley Martin, Plato Martin, Bruce Martin, and J.E. "Jake" Martin; and sisters, Viola Isenhour and Cecil Burgess.
    Left to cherish her memory are a son, Jeff Dagenhart and wife Didema of Hiddenite; daughters, Debbie Speagle and husband Terry of Hickory, and Susan Gwaltney of Hickory; a sister, Rushie Warren of Hiddenite; grandchildren, Amber Warren and husband Wade, Brennen Dagenhart, Stephanie Hefner and husband Eric, Kelly Wyant and husband Doyle, Nicole Simerly and husband Jamie, and Natalie Hayes and husband Clay; great-grandchildren, Emily White, Issac White, Zachary Hefner, Easton Wyant, Addison Wyant, Caleb Simerly, and Hannah Simerly; and a special caregiver, Linda Woodruff.
    A service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Dagenhart will be held Wednesday, November 26, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at Sandy Ridge Wesleyan Church in Hickory. Rev. Scott Howard and Rev. Bill Orren will officiate. Burial will follow at Mt. Wesley Wesleyan Church in Hiddenite. The family will receive friends Wednesday, November 26, 2014, from 12:00 to 1:45 p.m. at Sandy Ridge Wesleyan Church.
    Memorials may be made to Hospice of Catawba Valley, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658.
    Condolences may be sent to the Dagenhart Family at www.robertbennettfuneralservice.com.
    The Dagenhart Family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Conover.

    Carl Linden Prichard, 54, of Hiddenite, passed away Friday, November 21, 2014.
    Born July 1, 1960, in Alexander County, he was the son of the late Carl Linden and MaryEdith Kerley Prichard. He was of the Baptist faith. He was employed in the furniture industry with Thomasville and Lewittes Furniture Companies. He was a Nascar fan, pulling for Mark Martin, and was always a lover of a good joke. He will be sorely missed by "man's best friend," Biscuit.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by nine siblings.
    He is survived by his wife, Lois Anne Prichard of the home; a stepson, Travis Raby and wife Denise of Chicopee, Massachusetts; a stepdaughter, Ronda Mitchell of Morganton; five step-grandchildren; a brother and three sisters, Parks Prichard and wife Cindy of Taylorsville, Nora Johnson and husband Jerry of Statesville, Lucy Combs of Wilkesboro, and Rose Jones of Black Mountain; a host of nephews and nieces; his best friend, Kevin Denee and wife Liz and his god children Linden and Laila Denee, all of Hiddenite.
    Memorial services were held Sunday, November 23, 2014, at Millersville Baptist Church, Rev. Bill Orren officiating.
    Memorials may be made to Hospice of Alexander County, 50 Lucy Echerd Lane, Taylorsville, NC 28681.
    Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.
    Arrangements entrusted to Alexander Funeral & Cremation Service of Taylorsville.

    Betty Sue Rector, 67, of Taylorsville, passed away, in Brian Center Viewmont, on Friday, November 21, 2014.
    Born February 19, 1947, she was the daughter of the late L.C. Icenhour and Lucille Irene Hafer Icenhour, who survives. She was a lifelong member of Friendship Lutheran Church. She was employed in the furniture industry with Thomasville, Bruards, and Hancock and Moore Furniture Companies.
    She loved to dance, go to the beach and yard sales, and was a devoted mom and grandmother. She will be remembered as "never failing to go to work."
    In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Reitzel.
    Surviving, in addition to her mother, are three children, Rick Rector and wife Monica of Hickory, Tina Armstrong of Taylorsville, and Eric Rector and wife Michelle of Conover; grandchildren, Ryan, Ashlyn, Tori, Dekota and Ethan Rector; great-grandchildren, Bailyn and Cambree Rector; two sisters, Kay Smith and husband John, and Marcella Icenhour, both of Taylorville; and several nieces and nephews.
    Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at Friendship Lutheran Church, with Rev. Carol Yeager and Rev. Gregory Yeager officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
    Memorials may be made to the Friendship Lutheran Church Family Life Center, 5300 Church Road, Taylorsville, NC 28681.
    Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.
    Arrangements entrusted to Alexander Funeral & Cremation Service of Taylorsville.

    Charles Wayne Sprinkle, 40, of Steep Lane, Statesville, passed away unexpectedly November 21, 2014, at Frye Regional Medical Center.
    He was born December 4, 1973, in Iredell County, son of the late Charles Furman Sprinkle and Ruby Fern Sprinkle. Mr. Sprinkle was disabled and had worked for the City of Statesville Water Dept.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Ricky Carol; and two sisters, Teresa Callahan and Linda Gail Sprinkle.
    He is survived by his wife, Rachel Renee Sprinkle of the home; a son, Tyler Ray Sprinkle; two daughters, Kalie Nicole Sprinkle and Brandy Leann Sprinkle; and a brother, Steven Paul Sprinkle.
    A family viewing was held Monday, November 24, 2014 at Chapman Funeral Home. No other services are planned at this time.
    In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Sprinkle Family, 4795 Taylorsville Hwy, Statesville, NC 28699.
    Condolences may be e-mailed to the Sprinkle Family by visiting www.chapmanfuneralhome.com.
    Chapman Funeral Home of Stony Point assisted the family of Charles Wayne Sprinkle.

    Mark Ernest Benfield, 45, passed away November 20, 2014, at Brian Center-East.
    Mr. Benfield 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 were held Monday, November 24, 2014, at Antioch Baptist Church with Dr. Marcus Benfield and Rev. Keith Rose officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
    Memorials may be made to Zion Baptist Church, Children's Church, 3394 Pea Ridge Rd., Morganton, NC 28655; or Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658.
    Condolences may be made online at www.hickoryfh.com.
    Hickory Funeral Home was 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 was conducted Sunday, November 23, 2014, at Oxford Baptist Church, with Rev. Joel Frye officiating.
    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 of Taylorsville served the Herman Family.

    Bill Harding Minton, 93, of Moravian Falls, died Thursday, November 20, 2014, at Autumn Care, in Statesville.
    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. He was a member of Walnut Grove Baptist Church.
    Survivors include 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.
    Funeral services were held Saturday, November 22, 2014, at Walnut Grove Baptist Church, in the Pores Knob Community, with Rev. Tim Henderson officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.         
    Memorials 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.

    Millard Don Lee Sparks, 83, of Taylorsville, passed away November 20, 2014, at Elizabeth House, in Hendersonville.
    Born July 5, 1931, he was the son of the late Don Lee Sparks and Hessie Sparks Joines. He was a Korean War veteran and served honorably in the Air Force as a radio operator.
    His career in textiles took him to many countries in the world. Mr. Sparks was a member of Three Forks Baptist Church.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Roxie Ann McCloud Sparks; and siblings, Jack Sparks and Jim Sparks of Wilkesboro.
    He is survived by a son, Donald Lee Sparks and wife Faye of Dallas Texas; a daughter, Terri Leigh Arrington and husband Bruce of Saluda; granddaughters, Christine Sparks, Andrea Sparks, and Candace Arrington; grandsons, Lee and Shane Arrington; his brothers, Bill Sparks of Wilkesboro, and Ronnie Joines and Randy Joines of Moravian Falls; and his special companion, Sue Childers and her family of Taylorsville.
    Funeral services were held Sunday, November 23, 2014, at Three Forks Baptist Church with Dr. Carson E. Moseley, Senior Pastor, officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery, with DAV Chapter 84 and Chapter 6 providing military rights.
    Memorials may be made to Four Seasons Hospice, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731; or Three Forks Baptist Church, 4685 Three Forks Church Rd, Taylorsville, NC 28681.
    Condolences may be left for the family at www.alexfuneralservice.com.
    Alexander Funeral Service of Taylorsville was entrusted with arrangements.

    Lisa Gail Jarvis Watson, 44, of 7th Street SW, Taylorsville, passed away Thursday, November 20, 2014, due to a car accident.
    Mrs. Watson was born August 27, 1970, in Wilkes County, daughter of Joseph Mansfield Jarvis, II, and Glena Dale Miller Jarvis. She was a CNA and a homemaker, and was a member of East Taylorsville Baptist Church.
    Including her parents, those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Dempsey Ray Watson; three sons, Joshua Steven Holbrook of Wilkes County, Cody Ray Watson of the home, and Dempsey Ray Watson, Jr., of the home; a brother, Joseph Mansfield Jarvis, III, and wife Donna of Wilkes County; two sisters, G. Renee Jarvis of Wilkes County, and Victoria Jarvis of Lenoir; step-children, Kimberly Arias and husband Paulino, and John Watson of Taylorsville; grandchildren, Christina Gonzalez, Michael Arias, Selena Arias, and A.J. Brown; and a great-grandchild, Ayden Nieves.
    Funeral services were held Sunday, November 23, 2014, at Adams Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Jamie Steele and speaker Junior Woods officiated. Burial followed in Stony Point Cemetery.
    Memorials may be made to Adams Funeral Home, PO Box 937, Taylorsville, NC 28681 for funeral expenses.
    Condolences can be sent to: www.adamsfunerals.com.
    Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Taylorsville served the Watson Family.

    Bobby Dean Wilson, 63, of Timothy Dan Lane, 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 upholsterer 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 was held Sunday, November 23, 2014, at Hiddenite Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Justice officiating.
    Memorials may be made to the Hiddenite Community Helpers, PO Box 84, Hiddenite, NC 28636.
    Condolences may be e-mailed to the Wilson Family by visiting www.chapmanfuneralhome.com.
    Chapman Funeral Home of Stony Point assisted 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.
    Mrs. Hobbs was also a member of the Quilters Guild. She worked for many years selling 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 was held Saturday, November 22, 2014, at South River United Methodist Church, with Pastors Larry and Selena Scott officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
    Pallbearers included: Larry Sharpe, Ronnie Sharpe, Denton Benfield, Lynn Sharpe, Mickey Mayberry, and Gilbert Sharpe. Honorary pallbearer was Aaron Keever.
    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 of Taylorsville served the Hobbs Family.

    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 was 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 memorial service was held Sunday, November 23, 2014, at Bethany Baptist Church, on Brushy Mountain Road, in Wilkesboro.
    Memorials may be made 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 of Taylorsville.





 
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