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Rowe W. Moose
Gerald (Jerry) Dartis Jenkins

Frank Crouch
Avery “Tracy” Jenkins
Jeffrey Allen Cothran
Lincoln “David” McGlamery
John Charles Dollar, Sr.
Franklin Fox Icard
Doris Sloan Icenhour
David Lee Kay
Mary Elizabeth Griffis Sims
Mary Beth Carrigan

William Carter “Bill” Lackey, Jr.

    Rowe W. Moose, 79, of Little River Church Road, Taylorsville, passed away Thursday, February 26, 2015 at his residence.
    Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
    Condolences may be sent to:
    Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the Moose Family.

    Gerald (Jerry) Dartis Jenkins, 79, of Maiden, passed away Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at Catawba Regional Hospice, Sherrills Ford.
    Born January 23, 1936, in Harriman, Tennessee, he was the son of the late James Jenkins and the late Mattie Lucinda Fulks Jenkins. Jerry graduated from the University of Tennessee. He was a regional supervisor of air traffic controllers for the Federal Aviation Administration and was a veteran of the US Navy.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Brenda Jenkins; and three brothers, J.T. Jenkins, Curtis Jenkins, and Billy Jenkins.
    Those left to cherish his memory include a daughter, Kim Bazzle and husband Nick (Coach Bazzle) of Taylorsville; a son, Brooks Jenkins and significant other David Cook of Charlotte; two grandsons, Matt Wilson and wife Erin of Hickory, and A.J. Bazzle and fiancée Courtney Wagner of Hickory; two brothers, Frank Jenkins of Knoxville, Tennessee, and Harold Jenkins of Hixson, Tennessee; two sisters, June Martin of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Becky Baker of Athens, Tennessee; and a special friend, Wanda Emrhein of Loudon, Tennessee.
    The funeral service will be held Saturday, February 28, 2015, at 12:00 noon, at Burke Mortuary Chapel in Maiden with Pastor Josh Kappes officiating. Burial will follow at Maiden City Cemetery. The family will receive friends, prior to the service, from 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. at the funeral home.
    Memorials may be made to: The American Cancer Society, 1901 Brunswick Ave., Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28207.
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    Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Jenkins Family.

    Frank Crouch, 82, of Farming Lane, Taylorsville, passed away Monday, February 23, 2015 at Gordon Hospice House.
    Frank was born May 14, 1932, in Alexander County, son of the late Charlie Crouch and Victoria Adams Crouch. He was a farmer and gardener. He loved to grow produce and go to local farmers markets or to the cattle sale and sell his fruits and vegetables, and buying and selling beef cattle, hogs, and chickens. He killed hogs for the public for many years, loved making sausage, and was well known for it.
    Including his parents, he was preceded in death by eight brothers, Howard, Ray, Butch, Fred, Tommy, Sam, Lawrence, and Ace.
    Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Alice Williams Crouch of the home; a daughter, Jill Crouch and fiancé Doug Deal of Taylorsville; two grandsons, Tommy Lane and Garrett Kyle; a sister, Helen Fox of Taylorsville; and a number of nieces, nephews, and friends.
    The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Adams Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Jerry Chatham and Rev. Gary Jennings will officiate. Burial will follow in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends 12 – 2 p.m. prior to the service.
    Pallbearers include: Tony Crouch, Leroy Crouch, Justin Hickerson, Roger Moose, David Lynn Williams, and Jerry Williams.
    Honorary pallbearers include: Walter Hines, Gaither Stikeleather, Brandon Crouch, T-Boy Hoke, Ronnie Williams, Red Bone Sherrill, and Shawn Bennett.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to: Gordon Hospice House, 2341 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625.
    The family would like to say a special thank you to the staff of the Critical Care Unit @ Iredell Memorial Hospital and to the staff of Gordon’s Hospice House.
    Condolences may be sent to:
    Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the Crouch Family.

    Avery “Tracy” Jenkins, 46, of Taylorsville, passed away at Gordon Hospice House, in Statesville, on Monday, February 23, 2015, following a period of declining health.
    Born to Avery Paige and Alta Mae Kerley Jenkins on May 11, 1968, in Alexander County, he was employed by Carrigan and Sons Trucking of Taylorsville. He was a member of White Plains Baptist Church and was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, and playing golf. He was a hard worker who took pride in what he did.
    In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by an uncle, Larion Jenkins.
    He is survived by his mother; his wife of one very happy year, Crystal Hand Jenkins of the home; he will be cherished by a daughter, Dashia Jenkins of Hiddenite; three sisters, Patty Carrigan and husband Jeffrey, and Vickie McAlpin and husband David, all of Taylorsville, and Debbie Adams and husband Jerry of Wilkesboro; a number of nieces and nephews; and a special friend and cousin, Patrick “Pete” Fox.
    Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at 4:30 p.m. at White Plains Baptist Church with Rev. Tony Daniels officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
    Memorials may be given to Hospice of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Rd., Statesville, NC 28677.
    Condolences may be sent to
    Arrangements entrusted to Alexander Funeral & Cremation Service of Taylorsville.

    Jeffrey Allen Cothran, 56, of Taylorsville, passed away unexpectedly at his residence on Saturday, February 21, 2015.
    Born in Chaves County, New Mexico, on April 26, 1958, he was the son of Bobbie Fisher and Mary Austin Cothran. He was previously employed by Paragon Films, Inc. He will be remembered as a loving family man and a NASCAR and wrestling fan, and he enjoyed the shooting sports. He was of the Baptist faith and had attended Bethlehem Baptist Church.
    He was preceded in death by his father and a sister, Gail Lynn Cothran.
    He is survived by his mother; two sons, Taylor Huffsetetler of Simpsonville, South Carolina, and Josh Cothran of Tayloraville; a daughter, Holly Tollison, of Simpsonville, South Carolina; a sister, Tracey Icenhour of Hiddenite; a brother, Wayne Cothran of Hiddenite; four grandchildren, Kaylie Huffsetetler, Kevin Huffsetetler, Carson Elison, and Chason Tollison; a number of nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Reba Ferguson of Taylorsville.
    Funeral services were held Monday, February 23, 2015, at Bethlehem Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery with Military Honors provided by DAV Chapters 84 and 6.
    In addition to flowers, memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.
    Condolences may be sent to
    Arrangements entrusted to Alexander Funeral & Cremation Service of Taylorsville.

    Lincoln “David” McGlamery, 74, of the Bethlehem Community, passed unexpectedly at his residence on Wednesday, February 19, 2015.
    Born in Wilkes County, son of the late Ted and Ellen Roberts McGlarmery, he was retired from Schneider Mills in Taylorsville, having been a supervisor. He was a member of Wayside Baptist Church.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Michael McGlamery; twin daughters, Lisa and Teresa McGlamery; and a sister, Betty Dyer.
    He is survived by his wife, Jean Barnes McGlamery of the home; a daughter, Lori of Mississippi; two sons, Eddy and Richard, and the mother of his children, Mary Gallery, all of Taylorsville; a step-son, Todd Barnes of Taylorsville; two granddaughters; three great-granddaughters; a step-granddaughter; three step-grandsons; twin step-great-granddaughters; a sister, Enola Parsons of Wilkesboro; a number of nieces and nephews; and a special cousin, Buck McGlamery of Wilkesboro.
    Funeral services were held February 23, 2015, at Wayside Baptist Church, with Rev. Sammy Kiser officiating. Burial followed in the Liledoun Cemetery.
    Pallbearers were Claude, Dillon, Cody and Michael Barnes, Brynnan Lackey, and Tyler Price.
    Memorials may be made to Wayside Baptist Church Building Fund, 73 Wayside Church Rd., Taylorsville, NC 28681.
    Condolences may be sent to
    Arrangements entrusted to Alexander Funeral & Cremation Service of Taylorsville.

    John Charles Dollar, Sr., 69, of Newton, passed away Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at Catawba Valley Medical Center.
    Born April 16, 1945, in Ashe County, he was the son of the late William and Bessie Dollar. He grew up with brothers, Dale, Jim, Henry, Robert, Joe, and Bill; and sisters, Janet, Sally, and Ruth. He was a former iron worker and retired from General Electric Company. At the time of his death, he was employed by Market Basket.
    Left to cherish his memory are his sons, John Charles Dollar, Jr. and wife Leasa of Claremont, and Eric Christian Dollar and wife Donna of Taylorsville; grandchildren, Chase and wife Kayla, Aron, Ashton, Chelsea, and Billy; and great-grandsons, Rylan, Liam, and Parker.
    The family gathered with friends on Friday, February 20, 2015, at Drum Funeral Home in Conover.
    Condolences may be sent to the Dollar Family at
    The Dollar Family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover.

    Franklin Fox Icard, of Bethlehem, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, February 17, 2015.
    The son of the late Ernest Earl and Gladys Elaine Fox Icard, he was born Monday, December 5, 1932. Mr. Icard was a lifelong member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. He served as a deacon and primary children’s leader for 20 years. He retired, at the age of 73, from Century Furniture after 57 years of working in the furniture industry. He loved his family and enjoyed working in the yard and garden.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Lois Irene Elder Icard; an infant brother, Roy Icard; a brother, Lloyd Icard; and two sisters, Ruth Snyder and Margaret Starnes.
    He is survived by a son, Phil Franklin Icard and wife Vicki of Taylorsville; a daughter, Vickie Icard Rogers and husband Donnie; four grandchildren, Angela Rogers Gettler of Taylorsville, Heather Rogers Smith of Colfax, Phil Icard II of Taylorsville, and Phelecia Icard Wells of Lake Wylie, South Carolina; a brother, Carroll Icard of Hickory; a sister, Alice Sanniota of Bethlehem; and four great-grandchildren, Micah, Joel and Adeline Gettler, all of Taylorsville, and Gavin Wells of Lake Wylie, South Carolina.
    Funeral services were held at Bethlehem Baptist Church on Sunday, February 22, 2015, with Rev. Mitch King and Rev. Dan Snyder officiating.         Memorials can be made to Hospice of Alexander Co., 51 Lucy Echerd Ln, Taylorsville, NC 28681; or to Bethlehem Baptist Church, 7500 Hwy. 127 Taylorsville, NC 28681.
    Condolences may be sent to
    Arrangements entrusted to Alexander Funeral & Cremation Service of Taylorsville.

    Doris Sloan Icenhour, 85, of Winston-Salem, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, February 17, 2015.
    She was born May 29, 1929, daughter of the late James Mitchell Sloan and Faye Mills Sloan. She was a member of Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church and served as a preschool teacher for the church.
    She was an excellent seamstress and provided family and friends with her labor of love. She was also a wonderful cook, canning and freezing all of her husband’s vegetables from their garden.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 65 years, Asa Martin Icenhour.
    Surviving are her daughters, Debbie I. Tucker and husband Doug, Sandy I. Shelton and husband Merle, Kim I. Reich and husband Garry, and Janis I. Mitchell and husband Ronnie, all of Winston-Salem; a son, Jamie M. Icenhour of Greensboro; grandchildren, Jeff, Amanda, Emily, Christopher, and Brinlee; great-grandchildren, Joshua, Holden, Jackson, Chance, and Rowan; and sisters, JoAnn Blankenship and husband Mack of Greensboro and Shirley Allen of Winston-Salem. She also leaves loving and caring in-laws, Margie, Blenda, Patsy, Jearl, and Geraldine; and a special friend, Peggy Dillard.
    Funeral services were held Sunday, February 22, 2015, at Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church with Dr. Mark J. Key officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
    The family would like to thank Senior Services, Home Instead, Vienna Village, Susan Diehl, Ronda Doss, Hospice, and Kim and Garry for their loving care of our mother.
    Memorials may be made to Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church, 3543 Robinhood Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106; or Hospice and Palliative Care Center, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.
    Online condolences may be made to Mrs. Icenhour’s memorial page at
    Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home of Winston-Salem was in charge of arrangements.

    David Lee Kay, 66, of Taylorsville, passed away Tuesday, February 17, 2015.
    No service is scheduled at this time.
    Cornerstone Cremation & Funeral Celebrations of Lenoir is serving the Kay Family.

    Mary Elizabeth Griffis Sims, 66, of Taylorsville, passed away Monday, February 16, 2015, at her residence.
    Mrs. Sims was born in McCreary County, Kentucky, daughter of the late Ward Griffis and Sylvia Lee Duncan Griffis. She enjoyed a leisurely life.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Linville Foster Sims; brothers, Paul, Ricky and Jesse Griffis; and sisters, Billie Kinser, Sue Johnson and Peggy Drohan.
    Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Travis Sims of Taylorsville; daughters, Tiffani Sims and partner Danny Phillips of Lenoir, and Tracy Walker and husband Robert of Lenoir; honorary daughter, Jennifer Roberts; a brother, Ward Lee Griffis; sisters, Judie Gaston and Rebecca Crabtree; grandchildren, Zachory Driggers and wife Ceirra, Cody Driggers, Cameron Sims, Caitlyn Sims, Kylee Walker, Cory Shatley, and Emily Walker; and honorary grandchildren, Kennedy Roberts, Garrett Roberts, and Jordan Shearouse.
    Services will be held at a later date. Please contact the family for more information.
    In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial and Honor Program, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.
    Online condolences may be placed at
    Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mary Elizabeth Griffis Sims.

    Mary Beth Carrigan, 35, of Rome, Georgia, went home to be with her Lord on February 14, 2015.
    She was born October 23, 1979, in Iredell County, daughter of Billy Carrigan of Stony Point and Phillis Pope of Hiddenite. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.
    In addition to her parents, she is survived by a son, Justin Valdez of Rome, Georgia; a daughter, Jayda Castello of Statesville; her fiancé Josh Valdez of Rome, Georgia; four sisters, Barbara Carrigan of Conover, Shelly Gonzalez of Conover, Debbie Carrigan of Stony Point, and Amy Carrigan of Drexel; four nieces; three nephews; and a great-niece.
    A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 1, 2015, at Wayfound Baptist Church, Hiddenite.
    Condolences may be e-mailed to the Carrigan Family by visiting
    Chapman Funeral Home of Stony Point is assisting the family of Mary Beth Carrigan.

    William Carter “Bill” Lackey, Jr., of E. Graham St., Shelby, departed this life on Thursday, February 9, 2015, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center, in Shelby.
    Born August 9, 1952, in Alexander County, he was the son of Ruth Daniels Lackey of Hiddenite and the late William Carter Lackey, Sr.
    Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at Palmer Grove Baptist Church with Pastor James L. Smith officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
    Condolences can be expressed online at
    Enloe Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.

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