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Buret Allen Teague
Vernice Matilda Fox Heafner
Larry Eugene Highland
Bobby Eugene Little
Mable Shillinglaw Funderburk
Larry Dean Little
Deborah Darlene Miller

Danny Ray Trammell


    Buret Allen Teague, 89, went to be with his Lord and Savior in Heaven on July 1, 2015.
    Buret was born October 7, 1925, in Alexander County, son of the late Ioma Teague and Joseph Moretz. He was a lifelong member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, worked at Maxwell Royal Chair for 33 years, and retired from Clayton-Marcus. He was a member of the American Legion, and was a veteran of WWII, where he served in the U. S. Navy.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Barney Teague; brothers, George Teague, Pleas Moretz, Danny Moretz, and Pete Moretz; and sisters, Lois Watson, Mary Laney, and Helen Annas.
    Surviving is a son, Harvey N. Teague and wife Suzy of Bethlehem; a daughter, Barbara Ann Teague-Benfield of Bethlehem and son-in-law Jody Benfield; granddaughters, Joanna Teague-Payne and husband Paul Manuel Payne, Kathryn Benfield, Jazmine Benfield, and April Benfield, all of Bethlehem; a grandson, Samurel Benfield of Bethlehem; mother of his children, Mary M. Teague of Bethlehem; brothers, Leonard Teague and wife Jeanette, and Jimmy Moretz; and sisters, Joann Isenhour, Kay Ray, and Bonnie Sherrill.
    Services will be Friday, July 3, 2015, at 12:00 p.m., at Hickory Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday, July 3, from 10:30 – 11:45 a.m., at Hickory Funeral Home.
    Memorials may be made to: Hospice of Alexander County, 50 Lucy Echerd Lane, Taylorsville, NC 28681.
    Condolences may be made online at www.hickoryfh.com.
    Hickory Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

    Vernice Matilda Fox Heafner, 72, of Shining Armour Court, Mooresville, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015, at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center.
    Mrs. Heafner was born November 9, 1942, in Alexander County, daughter of the late James Robert Fox and Annie Belle Sherrill Fox. She had worked as a receptionist and bookkeeper for her husband, Dr. Heafner. Later, she worked at Wal-Mart in Mooresville before her retirement.
    She was a former member of Concord Baptist Church, and attended White Plains Baptist Church. She grew up on the farm, in the Drumstand Community, where she worked in the fields with her brothers and sisters.
    Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Bobby Heafner; two sisters, Daisy Joyce and Janie Sue Fox; and two brothers, Eugene Fox and John Fox.
    Those left to cherish her memory include a son, Keith Isenhour and wife Paula of Taylorsville; a granddaughter, Brooklyn Isenhour; three sisters, Mabel Waugh and husband Lentz of Stony Point, Perlie Mae Kerley and husband Denvard of Taylorsville, and Suma Lambert of Troutman; a sister-in-law, Pat Fox of Taylorsville; and a brother-in-law, Doug Joyce of Eden.
    A memorial service was held Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at White Plains Baptist Church, with Rev. Tony Daniels officiating.
    Memorials may be made to: Hospice of Alexander County, 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 Heafner Family.

    Larry Eugene Highland, 76, passed away Friday, June 26, 2015, at Gordon Hospice House, in Iredell County.
    He was born December 25, 1938, in Wood, West Virginia, the son of the late Delores Highland. He was a member of Mt. Airy Wesleyan Church.
    Mr. Highland served as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force. He worked as a contractor in the construction industry. He enjoyed watching Jeff Gordon race, traveling, loved building, and spending time with his family. He especially looked forward to seeing his grandson.
    In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by three brothers, William “Bill” Highland, Sr., Harry Lee Highland, and Donald Highland; and a sister, Patty Highland Young.
    Survivors include his loving wife of 48 years, Dolleta Hudkins Highland; a son, Kevin Highland and wife Sharon; a grandson, Cameron Highland, all of Stedman; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
    A celebration of Mr. Highland’s life will be held July 8, 2015, at 7:00 p.m., at Mt. Airy Wesleyan Church. Rev. Richard Lowman will be officiating. Memorials may be made to Mt. Airy Wesleyan Church, 2063 S Main St., Mt Airy, NC 27030.
    Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.
    Arrangements entrusted to Alexander Funeral & Cremation Service of Taylorsville.

    Bobby Eugene Little, 80, passed away unexpectedly, at his residence, on Thursday, June 25, 2015.
    He was born May 23, 1935, in Alexander County, son of the late Haslin L. and Bessie Childers Little.
    He served as a pilot in the U.S. Army. He worked as a truck driver, and retired from Consolidated Freight Ways. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, history, was a mason, and a member of the Long Creek Lodge. He also was a tour bus driver.
    In addition to his parents, Mr. Little was preceded in death by three brothers, Solon, Grady, and Conley; a twin sister, Betty; and a sister, Donna.
    Survivors include a sister, Helen Fuller of Taylorsville; a sister-in-law, Ruth Little of Taylorsville; nephews, Davie Little and wife Virginia of Taylorsville, Danny Connor and wife Edwina of Swansboro, and Steve Fuller and wife Linda; nieces, Faith Davis, Penny Adams, and Shelia Tomlin, all of Taylorsville, Barbara Smith and husband Clarence of Jacksonville, Florida, and Patty Capps of Stanley; and a number of cousins and friends.
    A memorial service was held Sunday, June 28, 2015, at East Taylorsville Baptist Church, with Rev. Jamie Steele officiating. Military rights were provided by DAV Chapters 84 and 6 of Hudson. Place of interment was Liledoun Baptist Church Cemetery.
    Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com. Arrangements entrusted to Alexander Funeral & Cremation Service of Taylorsville.

    Mable Shillinglaw Funderburk, formerly of China Grove/Landis, passed away Wednesday morning, June 24, 2015, at Valley Nursing Home, in Taylorsville.
    Born June 14, 1922, in Rowan County, she was the daughter of the late Marion “Doc” Shillinglaw and Bessie Spears Shillinglaw of China Grove. She enjoyed sewing for the public as well as baking and sharing her homemade goodies with others. She attended China Grove High School, had devotedly worked for 41 years at Linn Mill in Landis, and was a member of Lutheran Chapel Church in China Grove.
    After her retirement, she worked for several restaurants in the South Rowan area, including Towel City Junction, Kannapolis. In 2010, she relocated to Taylorsville to live with her son.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Infant Marshall, Otho (Mary) Shillinglaw of Visalia, California, and Earl (Marie) Shillinglaw of Salisbury; sisters, Dorothy (Luther) Goodman of Salisbury, Lois (Lynn) Smith of Mooresville, and Rachel (Boyd) Miller of China Grove; and the father of her children, Clarence Hoosier.
    Family members left with cherished memories include her sons, Bernard Hoosier of Taylorsville, Leon (Barbara) Hoosier of Woodbridge, Virginia, and Daniel (Taj) Hoosier of Florida; her daughter, Becky (Randy) Van Gorder of Charleston, South Carolina; sisters, Mary Geneva Reavis and Evelyn S. Reavis, both of Salisbury; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services were held Saturday, June 27, 2015, in the chapel at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home, in China Grove. Rev. William V. Connelly, Pastor of Lutheran Chapel Church, officiated. Burial followed at West Lawn Memorial Park.
    Memorials may be made to Hospice of Alexander County, 50 Lucy Echerd Lane, Taylorsville, NC 28681; or the American Diabetes Association, 1300 Baxter Street, Charlotte, NC 28204.
    On-line condolences may be made at www.linnhoneycuttfuneralhome.com.
    Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home of China Grove served the Funderburk Family.

    Larry Dean Little, 67, of Taylorsville, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at his residence.
    He was born Wednesday, May 5, 1948, in Alexander County, son of the late J.D. and Lucy Richey. He retired from Southeastern Concrete in Statesville.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Little; and twin siblings.
    He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife, Lois Buff Little of the home; a son, Brent Little of Taylorsville; a stepson, Steven Fries of Taylorsville; a stepdaughter, Cassie Hollar of Taylorsville; four grandchildren, Jackson Little, Elyn Little, William Hollar, and Elizabeth Hollar; three sisters, Lorene Reid of Greenville, Phyllis Shuping of Greensboro, and Linda Riley of Hickory; a brother, James Little of Taylorsville; and a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
    Funeral services were held Saturday, June 27, 2015, at Antioch Baptist Church, with Rev. Mark Morris officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
    The family requests that memorials be made to Hospice of Alexander County, 50 Lucy Echerd Ln, Taylorsville, NC 28681; or Harry’s Hands of Antioch Baptist Church, 580 Antioch Ch. Rd., Taylorsville, NC 28681.
    Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.
    Arrangements entrusted to Alexander Funeral & Cremation Service of Taylorsville.

    Deborah Darlene Miller, 56, of Macklin Street, Claremont, passed away at Brian Center, Viewmont, on June 23, 2015, after an extended illness.
    She was born August 6, 1958, in Louisa, Kentucky, daughter of the late James Henry Miller and Mabel Irene Miller. She was disabled, and had been a certified nurse’s assistant and a homemaker. Mrs. Miller attended The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Conover.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Gregory Rowe; and a nephew, Devin Collins.
    She is survived by two sons, Michael Miller of Conover, and Eric West and wife Jimella of Hiddenite; two sisters, Jean Cobb of Claremont, and Bernadette Rowe of Columbus, Ohio; a brother, Glenn Rowe of Columbus, Ohio; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
    Funeral services were held Friday, June 26, 2015, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Conover, with Elder Don Prichard officiating. Burial followed in St. Mark’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, Claremont.
    Memorials may be given to the Deborah Miller Fund, c/o Chapman Funeral Home, 158 Stony Point School Rd., Stony Point, NC 28678.
    Condolences may be e-mailed to the Miller Family by visiting www.chapmanfuneralhome.com.
    Chapman Funeral Home of Stony Point assisted the family of Deborah Darlene Miller.

    Danny Ray Trammell, 53, of Taylorsville, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at his residence.
    He was born Friday, December 1, 1961, in Cleveland County, son of the late John David “J.D.” and Nancy Eckard Kerley who survives. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing. He was known for his good heart towards everyone. Mr. Trammell was employed by King Hickory Furniture, and also worked at Hallman Furniture and Alexvale Furniture.
    In addition to his mother, he leaves to cherish his memory his stepfather, Jay Kerley of Taylorsville; a daughter, Alicia Trammell Bruce of Kennedale, Texas; a son, Anthony Ray Trammell of Fort Worth, Texas; two granddaughters, McKensie Rhys Bruce and Sydney Tam Trammell; a sister, Rita Hinkle and husband Jerry of Statesville; a brother, Eddie Trammell of Taylorsville; three nieces, Susan Caudle, Amy Thompson, and Kristin Trammell; a nephew, Michael Smith; four great-nieces; three great-nephews; a host of cousins and friends; and man’s best friend, Roscoe.
    Funeral services were held Saturday, June 27, 2015, in the chapel of Alexander Funeral Service, with Rev. Allen Fox officiating. Burial followed in the Millersville Baptist Church Cemetery.
    Pallbearers included: Michael Smith, Anthony Trammell, Jerry Hinkle, Brandon Caudle, Jonathan Caudle, and Eddie Trammell.
    The family requests that memorials be made to: ASPCA, PO Box 96929, Washington, DC 20090-6929.
    Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.
    Arrangements entrusted to Alexander Funeral & Cremation Service of Taylorsville.

 
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