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Aldean Grady Barnette
Helen Kennedy King
Quincy Jr. “Pat” Hightower
Julia Ann Campbell Scott
Aaron Alexander McLean
Lucille R. Warren
Hayward Edward Bowman
Jerry Blake Benfield
Carlinda “Linda” Watts Meier

Bruce Elmer Campbell


    Aldean Grady Barnette, 81, of Taylorsville Mfg. Road, Taylorsville, passed away Monday, August 31, 2015, at Gordon Hospice House.
    Mr. Barnette was born May 23, 1934, in Alexander County, son of the late Romilus Barnette and Vada Brown Barnette. He was a US Army veteran, who served during peace time in Germany.
    He retired from Quaker Furniture and was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed gardening and loved to watch wrestling.
    Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Walker Barnette; a sister, Evelina Kerley; and four brothers, Theron, Leonard, L.D. and Arnold Barnette.
    Those left to cherish his memory include a son, Brian Keith Barnette of Taylorsville; a sister, Shirley Barnette Tolbert and husband Francis of Taylorsville; two grandchildren, Jennifer Nicole Barnette and Nathaniel Ray Shook; a niece, Karen Southard and husband Tommy of Taylorsville; a nephew, Curtis Barnette; a number of nieces and nephews; and special friends, Ann and Kevin Julian of Taylorsville.
    The funeral service will be held Thursday, September 3, 2015, at 6 p.m., in the chapel of Adams Funeral Home. Rev. Allen Fox will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Adams Funeral Home to help pay for funeral expenses: Adams Funeral Home, LLC., PO Box 937, Taylorsville, NC 28681.
    Condolences may be sent to: www.adamsfunerals.com.
    Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Taylorsville is serving the Barnette Family.

    Helen Kennedy King, 96, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, August 31, 2015.
    She was born in Mecklenburg County, Sep- tember 8, 1918, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Kennedy.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth King; a sister, Willie Mae Yandle; and half-brother, Hollis Baker.
    She was a long time member of Enderly Park Baptist Church before it relocated to University Hills Baptist Church. She was later active at Bethel Baptist Church. She was a shining example of the virtuous woman described in Proverbs 31. Her life was dedicated to her family as she made many sacrifices for her children and grandchildren.
    She is survived by three children, Kenneth King, Jr. and wife Millie, Cheryle Annas and husband Donald, and David King and wife Cheryl; five grandchildren, Kristine Ford, Kenneth King III, Donald Annas Jr., Aaron Daniel Annas, and Jonathan Annas; and eight great-grandchildren, Shelby Annas, Caroline Deal, Ella Deal, Haylee Annas, Blake Annas, Donnie Kai Annas, Cash Annas, Madison Walker, and Scarlett King.
    A memorial service will be held at East Taylorsville Baptist Church on Saturday, September 12, 2015, at 1:00 p.m.
    Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.
    Arrangements entrusted to Alexander Funeral & Cremation Service of Taylorsville.

    Quincy Jr. “Pat” Hightower, 66, of Lenoir, passed away Sunday, August 30, 2015, at his residence.
    He was born February 15, 1949, in Caldwell County, son of the late Hugh Hightower and Elizabeth Banner.
    He was a loving father, brother, and son. Mr. Hightower worked for Singer Furniture in Hudson for 26 years, and Broyhill wall systems for 10 years, but he was most famous around the area for his window washing business that he put his heart and soul into for a number of years until his illness prevented him from working in the field.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Herman Hightower and Julius Edward Hightower.
    Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 41 years, Polly Parsons Hightower of the home; three sons, Quincy “Jr.” Hightower and wife Myrlinda, Patrick Hightower, and Richard Hall Hightower, all of Lenoir; two daughters, Paula H. Lipford and husband Tommy, and Pamela Jean Hightower, all of Lenoir; three brothers, Anthony Hightower, and Eric Hightower and wife Valerie, both of Lenoir, and Hugh Hightower of Chapel Hill; three sisters, Lois H. Mungro, and Dallas H. Harris and husband Ricky, all of Lenoir, and Ivey Dean McKorkle and husband Tommy of Newton; and six grandchildren.
    Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at 2:00 p.m., at Greer-McElveen Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by Rev. Terry Hunt. Interment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Park.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
    Online condolences may be left at www.greer-mcelveenfuneralhome.com.
    Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory of Lenoir is in charge of arrangements.

    Julia Ann Campbell Scott, 60, of Statesville, passed away Sunday, August 30, 2015, at Gordon Hospice House, after an extended illness.
    Mrs. Scott was born July 8, 1955, in Iredell County, daughter of the late Lealdon V. Campbell and Eloise Speaks Campbell.
    She was a homemaker, dietician in caregiving facilities, and a member of Monticello Baptist Church. Mrs. Scott loved to cook, garden, and loved her pet dogs, but most of all, she gave of herself to care for others.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Glenn Scott.
    Left to cherish her memory are two sons, Jacob L. Scott and wife Bridgett of Harmony, and Jonathan “John” Glenn Scott of Statesville; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at Monticello Baptist Church. Dr. Bobby Henderson, Dr. J.R. Speece, and Rev. Jacob Scott will officiate. Burial will follow in the Campbell Cemetery in Union Grove. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m., in the church fellowship hall, prior to the service.
    Memorials may be given to Monticello Baptist Church, 3603 Taylorsville Hwy, Statesville, NC 28625; or Hospice of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28677.
    Condolences may be e-mailed to the Scott Family by visiting www.chapmanfuneralhome.com.
    Chapman Funeral Home of Stony Point is assisting the family of Julia Ann Campbell Scott.

    Aaron Alexander McLean, 28, of Oak Run Drive, Raleigh, passed away Saturday, August 29, 2015.
    Mr. McLean was born February 26, 1987, in Catawba County, son of Jerry Lee McLean of Taylorsville and the late Julia Sigmon McLean. He was a calibration technician for E.D. & D in Cary, and was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church in Taylorsville.
    He was a lifetime member of  the NC State Rugby team and loved his Wolfpack family. He was very passionate about teaching and working with children in the fields of science and mathematics.
    Including his mother, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Norman and Alice Sigmon, and Fred and Thelma McLean.
    Including his father, those left to cherish his memory include his step-mother, Joyce Pennell McLean; his fiancée, Melanie Simmons of Raleigh; a sister, Sarah McLean Burgess and husband Brian of Taylorsville; a brother, David Lee McLean and wife Ada of Nashville, Tennessee; two step-brothers; and two step-sisters.
    The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m., Thursday, September 3, 2015, at Life of Victory Full Gospel Church, 622 Sipe Road, Taylorsville. Pastor Timothy Sipe and Pastor Darren Pennell will officiate. Burial will follow in the St. Luke Lutheran Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at Adams Funeral Home.
    Pallbearers will include Bradley Daniels, Andrew Scott, Michael Stratton, Jeff Robinson, Andrew Birch, Philip Burcal, Brian Maxwell, Will Teague, and Philip Brock.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Life of Victory Full Gospel Church, 622 Sipe Road, Taylorsville, NC 28681.
    Condolences may be sent to: www.adamsfunerals.com.
    Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Taylorsville is serving the McLean Family.

    Lucille R. Warren, 88, of US Hwy 64-90 West, Taylorsville, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, August 28, 2015, at Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
    Mrs. Warren was born August 13, 1927, in Alexander County, daughter of the late Toye Poole Rector and Nelle Matheson Rector.
    She had worked in banking, as a loan officer and a vice-president, and retired from Taylorsville Savings Bank. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Taylorsville, where she faithfully attended.
    She was a member of the Garden Club and was an avid sports fan, who could be found watching ESPN anytime of the day.
    Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Loy “Bub” Warren; and a brother, Daniel Partee Rector.
    Those left to cherish her memory include a sister-in-law, Wanda Rector of Taylorsville; nieces, Janet Sigmon and husband Charlie of Taylorsville, Dottie Ferguson and husband Jim of Taylorsville, Ann Torrence of Concord, Sue Hickerson and husband David of Weaverville, Jeannie Munn and husband John of Florida; nephews, Danny Rector and wife Angela of Newton, and William Poole and wife Janet of Arizona; great-nieces and nephews, Brooke Sigmon, Evan Rector, Sierra Winters, Woody Elder, and Scott and Andy Poole, all of Taylorsville; great-great-niece and nephew, Will and Jenna Elder of Taylorsville; and a host of family and friends.
    The funeral service was held Monday, August 31, 2015, at First Baptist Church of Taylorsville, with Rev. Dan Redding officiating. Burial followed in the Taylorsville City Cemetery.
    Pallbearers included Terry Gresham, John Watts, Larry Price, Woody Elder, Mike Sprinkle, and Charlie Sigmon.
    Memorials may be made to: Alexander County Hospice, 50 Lucy Echerd Lane, Taylorsville, NC 28681.
    Condolences may be sent to: www.adamsfunerals.com.
    Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Taylorsville served the Warren Family.

    Hayward Edward Bowman, 87, of Taylorsville, passed away Thursday, August 27, 2015, at Catawba Regional Hospice.
    He was born Monday, July 9, 1928, in Alexander County, son of the late Clyde Bryson and Bessie Frye Bowman. Mr. Bowman loved farming and just being outdoors. No one worked harder than he did, and he could always be found on his tractor. He really enjoyed dancing and listening to bluegrass.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Billy, RZ, Mack, Gene and Frank Bowman.
    Survivors include his loving wife of 67 years, Margaret Louise Bolick Bowman; four daughters, Louise Fox and husband Harold, Louetta Eckard and husband David, Lou Eva Deal and husband Gregg, and Jerri McNiel and husband Curtis; a brother, Leon Bowman and wife Brenda; a sister, Carolyn Fox and husband Ray; three sisters-in-law, Betty, Patricia and Leola Bowman; grandchildren, Bryan McNiel, Gina Friedhoff, Tina Hertzler, Wesley Deal, Wesley Hollar, Lisa Fox, Steven Deal, Josh Hollar, Timothy Eckard, and Ethan Eckard; 21 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews, and special friends.
    A memorial service, celebrating Mr. Bowman’s life, was held Saturday, August 29, 2015, at East Taylorsville Baptist Church.
    The family requests that memorials be made to: Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Rd, Newton, NC 28658.
    Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.
    Arrangements entrusted to Alexander Funeral & Cremation Service of Taylorsville.

    Jerry Blake Benfield, (Ether Margot Muse), 61, of Charlotte, passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2015.
    Born in Alexander County, June 25, 1954, he was the son of Pauline “Paula” Evelyn Shook and the late Sam McCoy Benfield. He lived at home for many years and cared for his elderly mother in the home, and his father before death.
    In addition to his mother, Paula, he is survived by two sisters, Rebecca Anne Hawn and husband Neil of Hudson, and Alma Simms and husband Dewey of Mt. Holly; two brothers, Paul Benfield and wife Donna of Gastonia, and John Benfield of Charlotte; and numerous nieces and nephews.
    A graveside service was held Friday, August 28, 2015. Online guestbook and condolences may be offered through www.forestlawnwest.com.
    Forest Lawn West Funeral Home in Charlotte was in charge of arrangements.

    Carlinda “Linda” Watts Meier, 79, of Lewisville, passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2015, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home.
    She was born October 3, 1935, in Taylorsville, daughter of Charlie Reuben and Lola Moose Watts.
    She was preceded in death by her sister, Barbara Jean Little.
    Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 36 years, Paul Meier; a sister, Joyce Silvey of Richmond, Virginia; a brother, Steve Watts of Taylorsville; daughters, Vicki Chlosta of Ruskin, Florida, and Laura (Mark) Thomas of Clemmons; a son, Thomas (Susan) Chlosta of Osprey, Florida; a step-daughter, Paula (Scott) Beeton of Hoover, Alabama; a step-son, Walter (Diane) Meier of Archdale; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
    A Celebration of Life was held Saturday, August 29, 2015, at Centenary United Methodist Church in Winston-Salem.
    Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative CareCenter, Habitat for Humanity, or Daybreak/Respite Care c/o Centenary United Methodist Church.
    This obituary is a courtesy of Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Taylorsville.

    Bruce Elmer Campbell, 53, of Paul Payne Store Road, Stony Point, passed away Thursday, August 20, 2015, at Kindred Hospital, in Greensboro.
    Mr. Campbell was born January 1, 1962, in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, son of the late Elmer Campbell and Pauline Pratt Campbell. He was a truck driver.
    Including his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth Hunt.
    Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Mahala Campbell of Mt. Airy; two nieces; and a nephew.
    No formal arrangements have been made.
    Condolences may be sent to: www.adamsfunerals.com.
    Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Taylorsville is serving the Campbell Family.









 
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