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Melita “Christine” Lail Hedrick
Tiffany Thompson Miglorie
Rosa Lee Shew
Florence Kerley Daniels
Eloise Sharpe Mitchell
Daine Linford Isenhour
Rowe “Roe-Hoe” Wayne Moose
Gerald (Jerry) Dartis Jenkins
Frank Crouch
David Gregory Frix

William Carter “Bill” Lackey, Jr.

    Melita “Christine” Lail Hedrick, 79, of Conover, passed away March 1, 2015, at Frye Regional Medical Center, following a period of declining health.
    Born June 10, 1935, in Catawba County, she was the daughter of the late Charles Forestt Lail and Mary Louise Worley. She was a lifelong member of Oxford Baptist Church in Catawba County.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Hedrick; a daughter, Anita Little; a son, Gary Winebarger; a brother, Charles Edward Lail; and sisters, Helen Matthews and Peggy Storey.
    Left to cherish her memories are her sons, Steve Winebarger and wife Linda of Conover, and Michael Hedrick and wife Allison of Conover; a daughter, Marsha Hayworth and friend Dennis Church of Conover; a brother, Henry D. Lail of Taylorsville; seven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.
    A Service of Remembrance will be held Thursday, March 5, 2015, at 3:30 p.m. in the chapel of Drum Funeral Home, Conover, with Pastor Joel Frye officiating. A graveside service will follow in Friendship Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Drum Funeral Home in Conover prior to the service from 2:30 p.m. until 3:15 p.m.
    Pallbearers will be: Steven Cornett, John Hilton, Alex Turner, Dylan Cornett, Gene Flynn, and Caleb Turner.
    Memorials may be sent to: Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, NC 28658.
    Condolences may be sent to the Hedrick Family at
    The Hedrick Family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover.

    Tiffany Thompson Miglorie, 42, entered her heavenly home on Sunday, March 1, 2015, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, South Carolina, surrounded by family and friends.
    Tiffany was blessed with a personality that filled a room with sunshine and joy. She always took the center of attention and enjoyed everyone’s company. She dearly loved her family and friends. A friend to all, she was always willing to help those in need.
    She was born January 17, 1973, in Valdese, daughter of Patsy Shealy and Mike Thompson, both of Taylorsville.
    She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Haskell Shealy and Horace Thompson; and uncles, Danny Jolly and Johnny Lee.
    In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Joel Miglorie and daughter, Meghan, of Pawley’s Island, South Carolina; grandmothers, Pauline Shealy and Ruby Thompson; a sister, Tina and husband Maynard Annas III; a special father figure, Ernie Harrington; a nephew, Maynard Annas IV; a niece, Maci Annas; a sister, Jamie Thompson; a brother, Johnny; and step-mom, Carol Thompson. She was especially close to her Aunt Lynn, Uncle Steve, and cousins, Cody, Heath, Adam, Heather, Olivia, and Drew. She is also survived by a host of other beloved aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends, as well as her father and mother-in-law, Jerry and Sue Miglorie.
    A celebration of Tiffany’s life will be held Saturday, March 7, 2015, at 11 a.m., at Friendship Lutheran Church, with an informal gathering to follow in the church Family Life Center.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a special account set up for Meghan, in care of Patsy Shealy or Tina Annas.
    Condolences may be sent to
    Arrangements entrusted to Alexander Funeral & Cremation Service of Taylorsville.

    Rosa Lee Shew, 73, of Moravian Falls, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2015.
    Born October 15, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Wayne Albert and Electa Elmore Shumate. She was of the Baptist faith and was well known at the Captain’s Table in Wilkesboro, where she worked as a chef. She was a very talented chef. Her daughters and grandchildren were the joys of her life.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Albert and Carl Shumate; and a sister, Bessie Johnson.
    She is survived by three daughters, Robin Childers and husband Archie of Taylorsville, Myra Maynor of Moravian Falls, and Teresa Shew of Denver; the father of her children, William Henry Shew of Tucson, Arizona; a grandson, Jody Dean Childers of Taylorsville; a great-grandson, Mason Lackey of Taylorsville; a brother, Luther Shumate of Moravian Falls; and a number of nieces and nephews.
    Visitation will be Thursday, March 5, 2015, at Alexander Funeral Service from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 6, 2015, in the chapel of Alexander Funeral Service at 2:00 p.m. with burial following at Scenic Memorial Gardens in Moravian Falls. Dr. Steven Merrill and Gary W. Jennings will be officiating.
    Memorials can be made to: Hospice of Alexander County, 50 Lucy Echerd Ln, Taylorsville, NC 28681.
    Condolences may be sent to
    Arrangements entrusted to Alexander Funeral & Cremation Service of Taylorsville.

    Florence Kerley Daniels, 77, of Vashti Road, Taylorsville, passed away Saturday, February 28, 2015, at Valley Nursing Center.
    Mrs. Daniels was born July 3, 1937, in Alexander County, daughter of the late Lonas W. Kerley and Rosa Bentley Kerley. She had worked at Broyhill Furniture for 35 years. She was a member of Mt. Hebron Baptist Church.
    Including her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Linda K. Moose; and her mother-in-law, Lona Daniels.
    Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 53 years, Atwell Daniels; a sister, Suma K. Teague and husband Wayne of Stony Point; a brother-in-law, Harvey Moose; a special nephew, Todd Moose; a special cousin, Betty Daniels; and a number of other relatives and friends.
    A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at Adams Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Perry Link and Rev. Eddie Yount will officiate. A gathering of friends and family will follow the service.
    The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff of Valley Nursing Center and Taylorsville House for all their services.
    In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be made to Adams Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.
    Condolences may be sent to:
    Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Taylorsville is serving the Daniels Family.

    Eloise Sharpe Mitchell, 86, of Paul Payne Store Rd., Stony Point, passed away February 28, 2015, at Charlotte Medical Center Mercy.
    She was born October 11, 1928, in Alexander County, daughter of the late Maurice “Marsh” Rufus Sharpe, Sr. and Addie Lackey Sharpe. She was retired from Bali Textiles after 42 years as a seamstress. She was a member of Concord Baptist Church.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Edward Mitchell; and a brother, Maurice Sharpe, Jr.
    She is survived by a son, Gary Louis Mitchell and wife Edith of Mint Hill; a brother, Lynn Sharpe and wife Brenda of Hiddenite; a sister, Carolyn Pressley and husband Leland of Taylorsville; a grandson, Rev. Patrick Mitchell and wife Crystal of Charlotte; and two great-grandchildren, Keira and Liam Mitchell of Charlotte.
    Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at Concord Baptist Church. Rev. Kyle Chapman and Rev. Patrick Mitchell will officiate. The body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
    Memorials may be given to: Shepherd’s Place Children’s Home, 2541 Old Charlotte Hwy., Monroe, NC 28110.
    Condolences may be e-mailed to the Mitchell Family by visiting
    Chapman Funeral Home of Stony Point is assisting the family of Eloise Sharpe Mitchell.

    Daine Linford Isenhour, 67, North State Lake Drive, Taylorsville, passed away unexpectedly Friday, February 27, 2015.
    Mr. Isenhour was born October 24, 1947, in Alexander County, son of the late Earl Isenhour and Ireatha Icenhour Isenhour. He had worked in the furniture industry as an upholsterer and was employed by Highland House in Hickory. He owned his own mechanic shop until his health declined.
    He was a US Army veteran, who had served at the Arctic test center in Alaska. He was a member of Friendship Lutheran Church. He was a member of Moose Lodge 2498 in Conover. Mr. Isenhour was an avid gardener, loved working on cars, and was an avid golfer, having won the hole-in-one contest a couple of times. He was instrumental in getting the baseball field in old Wittenburg built.
    Including his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Zane G. Isenhour, Steve M. Isenhour, and Phil Isenhour; and a sister, Joy Isenhour.
    Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Carolyn Jane Isenhour; a son, Bradley E. Isenhour; a step-daughter, Alicia Moretz; a step-grandson, Dillon Moretz; a step-granddaughter, Lacey Moretz; four sisters, Mazelle Bowman, Theresa Setzer, Melba Carrigan, and Shirley Fox and husband Ruel Fox; a brother, Gary E. Isenhour; and a number of nieces and nephews.
    The funeral service was held Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at Friendship Lutheran Church. Pastors Greg and Carol Yeager officiated. Burial followed in the Catawba Memorial Cemetery with full military honors accorded by DAV Chapter 84 of Taylorsville.
    Condolences may be sent to:
    Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Taylorsville served the Isenhour Family.

    Rowe “Roe-Hoe” Wayne Moose, 79, of Taylorsville, passed away Thursday, February 26, 2015, at his residence.
    Mr. Moose was born August 5, 1935, in Alexander County, son of the late Thomas Mack Moose and Margaret Poovey Moose. He was a truck driver for various furniture companies. He was the co-founder of the “Redneck Club” where their motto was, “We can’t help them all, but we help all we can.”
    He loved sports, especially football and racing. When he was able, he coached youth football and baseball and enjoyed mentoring the kids that he was involved with through sports all those years. Mr. Moose helped establish the Ellendale recreational baseball field. He also loved listening to bluegrass music.
    Including his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Housley; and three brothers, Bill, Jim, and George Moose.
    Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Margaret Moose of the home; a daughter, Alesia “Sissy” Pennell and husband Tommy of Taylorsville; three sons, Roger Moose and wife Judy, Eddie Moose and wife Tammy, and Robert Moose, all of Taylorsville; five grandchildren, David Moose and wife Amanda, Katie Moose, Emily Moose, Zachary Moose, and Ali Adams; two great-grandchildren, Addison and Chloe Moose; a sister, Marilyn Moose of Virginia; and a brother, Thomas Moose of Virginia.
    A memorial service was held Sunday, March 1, 2015, at Adams Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Eddie Jolly officiating.
    Memorials can be made to: The Christian Crisis Center of Alexander County, 215 5th Avenue SW, Taylorsville, NC 28681.
    Condolences may be sent to:
    Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Taylorsville served 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. He 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 was held Saturday, February 28, 2015, at Burke Mortuary Chapel in Maiden with Pastor Josh Kappes officiating. Burial followed at Maiden City Cemetery.
    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 served the Jenkins Family.

    Frank Crouch, 82, of Farming Lane, Taylorsville, passed away Monday, February 23, 2015, at Gordon Hospice House.
    Born May 14, 1932, in Alexander County, he was the 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 was held Saturday, February 28, 2015, at Adams Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Chatham and Rev. Gary Jennings officiating. Burial followed in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.
    Pallbearers included Tony Crouch, Leroy Crouch, Justin Hickerson, Roger Moose, David Lynn Williams, and Jerry Williams.
    Honorary pallbearers were Walter Hines, Gaither Stikeleather, Brandon Crouch, T-Boy Hoke, Ronnie Williams, Red Bone Sherrill, and Shawn Bennett.
    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 of Taylorsville served the Crouch Family.

    David Gregory Frix, 45, of Taylorsville died Friday, February 20, 2015, at Catawba Regional Hospice.
    He was born in Georgia, June 7, 1969, the son of David Frix and Audrey Edwards.
    In addition to his parents, survivors include a sister, Kelly Johnson and husband Steve and their children, Cassie, Micheal, and Chris; two brothers, John Armstrong and wife Jennifer and their daughter, Ashton, and Robert Armstrong and daughter Brooke; and his fiancee, Tina Wagner, who loved and cared for him, and her son, Robbie.
    Services were held Friday, February 27, 2015, at Sound of Doctrine Church, located across from Sugar Loaf Fire Department.
    Jenkins Funeral Home of Newton was in charge of arrangements.

    William Carter “Bill” Lackey, Jr., of E. Graham St., Shelby, departed this life on Thursday, February 19, 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.
    He attended Stony Point High School and was employed as a truck driver for over 30 years. He had worked at CommScope Trucking Company before becoming disabled.
    Mr. Lackey was a former member of Zion Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church in Hiddenite and also St. Peter Baptist Church in Grover, before joining Palmer Grove Baptist Church in Kingstown. After his father passed at an early age, he became a father figure in his family. He was always a person they could go to for advice. He was a horticulturist at heart, as he loved mowing his lawn and keeping it clean and manicured. He also loved being around children and was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan.
    In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. Joe B. Lackey, Sr., and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Roy Daniels, and a brother-in-law, Rev. James C. Campbell, Jr.
    Survivors include his wife, Teresa Hopper Lackey; his mother, Ruth D. Lackey of Hiddenite; three daughters, Jevongela Lackey Wilson (Frederick) of Gastonia, Cartisa Kay Lackey of Kings Mountain, and Tamika Wells of Shelby; two sons, Reginald Wells of Shelby and Isaiah Johnson of the home; his siblings, Sylvia L. Campbell, Helen L. Grinton (“Scooter”), Teresa Wellman (Richard), and Dewanna Howell (Leslie), all of Taylorsville; Carolyn L. Campbell (Bobby) of Douglasville, GA, Gladys Speaks (Gray) of Yadkinville, John Poole (Ray Nell) of Hiddenite, and Terry S. Lackey, Sr. (Phyllis), also of Hiddenite; ten grandchildren; his special friends at New Vision Car Wash and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends.
    Funeral services were held Saturday, February 28, 2015, at Palmer Grove Baptist Church with Pastor James L. Smith officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
    Condolences may be expressed online at
    Enloe Mortuary of Shelby was in charge of the arrangements.

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