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Nancy Ann Isenhour
Deborah “Debbie” Townsend Smart
Pauline Brown Wooten Spears
Clyde Eugene Higgins

Mary “Eunice” Tevepaugh Pope
Roger Ervin Gresham
Ethel Mae Childers
Lloyd Nolan Holland

Mary Sue Barger Bolick
Myrtle Louise Lail
William Cody Powell
Tonya Marie Johnson Sherrill
Donnie “Little Joe” Woody, Jr.
Annie Mae Louise Carver Royal
Steven Allen Pennell
Margueritte McCardwell Wells
Donald Harold Blanton
Jimmy Lee Parsons

Thomas Vance Baldwin


    Nancy Ann Isenhour, 61, of Mocksville, passed away Sunday, November 8, 2015 at her home.
    She was a native of Taylorsville, born May 21, 1954, daughter of the late William Boyd Isenhour and Dorothy Drum Isenhour.
    She is survived by her son, David Lee Winecoff of Woodleaf; two daughters, Lisa Ann Lyerly of Mocksville, and Bridget Diana Freeman of Cleveland; and two brothers, William Gail Isenhour and Keith Isenhour, both of Taylorsville.
    Her ashes will be placed in the ground on Saturday, May 29, 2016, at 2:00 p.m., at Liberty United Methodist Church, Old Mountain Rd, Hiddenite.

    Deborah “Debbie” Townsend Smart, 64, of Hickory, passed away Monday, May 23, 2016 at Frye Regional Medical Center.
    Debbie was born on September 6, 1951, in Catawba County, daughter of the late Charlie “Bud” and Tressie Austin Townsend. Debbie was of the Baptist faith. She was a jigsaw puzzle master, enjoyed boating, music, traveling, loved her family more than anything, and was a great cook. Debbie was employed by Fred’s Super Dollar in Bethlehem.
    In addition to her parents, Debbie was preceded in death by an infant sister.
    Debbie leaves to carry on her legacy her loving husband of 34 years, Joey Norris Smart of the home; a daughter, Toni Annette Burke of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania; a son, Jonathan Neal Smart of Los Angeles, California; two grandchildren, Hope Burke of Baltimore, Maryland, and Christian Burke of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania; a sister, Diane T. Sigmon and husband Neil of Bethlehem; a nephew, Van W. Sigmon of Anderson, South Carolina; a niece, Staci S. Ryan of Fredricksburg, Virginia; and a host of special friends.
    Visitation will be Thursday, May 26, 2016, from 12:30-2:00 p.m., at Antioch Baptist Church. The funeral will follow, at 2:00 p.m., with Rev. Mark Morris officiating. Burial will take place at Catawba Memorial Park.
    Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.

    Pauline Brown Wooten Spears, 86, of Wilkes, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2016.
    Pauline was born on August 24, 1929, in Wilkes County, daughter of the late Charlie Burgess and Edna Rebecca Fender Brown. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, in Hays.
    In addition to her parents, Pauline was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Wooten; a son, Charles Wooten; brothers, sister, and sisters-in-law, Howard (Emma) Brown, Harold (Peggy) Brown, CB Brown, Jr, and Lorene (Walter “Shorty”) Simpson; and a great-granddaughter, Madison Colbert.
    Pauline is survived by five children, Roger (Mary Alice) Brown, and David (Kim) Wooten, both of Taylorsville, Elogene (Gary) Hodges of Virginia, Barbara (Ronnie) Wagoner of Roaring River, and Gerald (Sara) Wooten of Ronda; a daughter-in-law, Marlene Wooten of Asheville; grandchildren, JR Brown, Sandy Peebles, Wendy Hodges, LeAnn Workman, David, Jr., Mark, Loren, and Brandon Wooten, Kristie Church, Laura Colbert, Ronnie Wagoner, Jr., and Alicia Dixon; 18 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; siblings, Sue (James) Harold of Hays, Velma (Grayson) Eller of Pennsylvania, and Bruce (Betty) Brown of North Wilkesboro; a sister-in-law, Sylvia Brown; and numerous nieces, nephews, and special friends.
    The funeral service was Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at Bethel Baptist Church, in Hays. Rev. Donnie Shumate officiated. Burial was in the Roaring River Baptist Church Cemetery.
    In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Roaring River Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 312 White Plains Rd, Roaring River, NC 28669.
    Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.

    Clyde Eugene Higgins, 53, of Hiddenite, started shouting on the streets of glory with his Heavenly father on Friday, May 20, 2016. He had fought a courageous battle with cancer. Throughout his battle with cancer he would always say, “I will be a winner either way. Whether I win this fight or leave here, I will be a winner!!!”
    Clyde was born on July 10, 1962, in Lexington, Virginia. He was the son of the late Charles Marshall and Clara Hall Higgins who survives.
    In addition to his father, Clyde was preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Lee Higgins.
    Clyde had been self-employed for 25 years as a mobile home repairman. He had also driven a truck for Carolina Cargo and CommScope.
    On October 18, 1986, he married Brenda Millsaps Higgins, the love of his life.
    Clyde was a member of the Taylorsville Lions Club, serving as the club’s president for the last three years. He has been called the most award winning president because of the awards the club has received during his tenure. Clyde was awarded the Melvin Jones Fellow award for dedicated humanitarian services by the Lions Club International in 2014-2015. He had such a passion for helping others.
    Survivors including his wife, Brenda, and mother, Clara, are a daughter, Brianna Higgins of the home; a son, Timmy Pennell and wife Ashley of Union Grove; two brothers, William Higgins and wife Connie of Buenva Vista, Virginia, and John Higgins and wife Darlene of Lexington, Virginia; nephews, Eric, Brian and Will Higgins; nieces, Brooklyn Gardner and Sherry Higgins Winslow; mother-in-law, Roena Millsaps; and special friends, DJ Curry, Brian and Sherry Simpkins, and Thurman and Jane Farrow.
    Clyde had been attending White Plains Baptist Church until his health became an issue. Clyde had gotten saved on September 8, 2002, and he loved going around and spreading his testimony. He had such an outgoing personality and leadership qualities that everyone loved him.
    Memorial services were held Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at The Bible Church of Rockbridge, Lexington,Virginia.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Shady Grove Cemetery Fund, c/o Timmy Pennell, 336 Campbell Mtn. Dr., Union Grove, NC 28689.
    Condolences may be sent to www. alexfuneralservice.com.

    Mary “Eunice” Tevepaugh Pope, 85, of Taylorsville House Assisted Living, formerly of Daniels Lumber Road, Taylorsville, passed away Friday, May 20, 2016.
    Mrs. Pope was born on May 23, 1930, in Alexander County, daughter of the late Joseph Graham Tevepaugh and Delia Ann Harrington Tevepaugh.
    Eunice was employed as a weaver in the textile industry, and in retirement as a greeter at Wal-Mart. She was a member of Salem Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by the father of her children, R.D. Pope; her infant son, Daniel Eugene Pope; and her great-great-grandson, Kayson Duff.
    She is survived by her son, Joseph William “Jay” Pope and wife Kathryn of Hiddenite; two daughters, Brenda P. Stikeleather (David Lee Miller) of Taylorsville, and Dianne P. Chapman and husband Seth of Taylorsville; two sisters, Nellie T. Burgess, and JoAnn T. Bentley and husband Max of Taylorsville; nine grandchildren, Tammy Fenton (Wayne), Teresa Smith (Mark), Bill Pope, Angie P. Wooten (Donnie), Tonya S. Parsons (Melvin), Tiffany S. Miller (Shae), Joshua G. Chapman (Jeanna), Edwin P. Chapman, and Micah A. Chapman; 12 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Rachel Pope Abernathy of Claremont; a son-in-law, Randy Stikeleather of Taylorsville; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; and friends and staff of Taylorsville House Assisted Living.
    Funeral services will be conducted at 5:00 p.m., Monday, May 23, 2016, at Salem Lutheran Church. Rev. Ray Ohlendorf will officiate. Burial will follow in Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., prior to the service.
    Memorials may be given to Hospice of Catawba County, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658; or Salem Lutheran Church Building Fund, 4005 NC Hwy 16 North, Taylorsville, NC 28681.
    Condolences may be e-mailed to the Pope Family by visiting our website at www.chapmanfuneralhome.com.
    Chapman Funeral Home is assisting the family of Mary “Eunice” Tevepaugh Pope.

    Roger Ervin Gresham, 49, of Taylorsville, passed away, after a two year period of declining health, on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at his residence.
    Born May 1, 1967, he was the son of the late James Ervin Gresham and Rachel Teague Gresham. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.
    Roger is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Gresham and friend Branden of Hudson; a son, Ryan Gresham and friend Rose of Hudson; a brother, Terry Gresham of Taylorsville; aunts, Mae Teague, Ruby Teague, and Geraldine Teague, all of Taylorsville; and special cousins, Paul and Doris Lanier of Hickory.
    The funeral service will be at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, May 22, 2016, in the Chapel of Hickory Funeral Home, with Rev. Kenneth Lambert officiating. Burial will follow in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive prior to the service, from 1:45 to 2:45, at Hickory Funeral Home.
    Memorials may be made to Catawba Medical Foundation, 810 Fairgrove Church Road SE, Hickory, NC 28602.
    Condolences may be sent to the Gresham Family at www.hickoryfh.com.

    Ethel Mae Childers, 93, of Ridge Lane, Hiddenite, was called to her eternal home on Wednesday, May 18, 2016.
    Childers was born August 30, 1922, in Alexander County, daughter of the late Lee Childers and Bessie Barnette Childers, of the nine children only three girls lived to be senior citizens (Edith, Grace, and Ethel). The remaining six died shortly after birth.
    Ethel graduated from Hiddenite High School in 1940. She was a lifelong member of Linney’s Grove Baptist Church. She loved her church family, always asking about them.
    She was best known throughout the county as the younger sister of the dynamic duo of Vashti at the end of Ridge Lane. Ethel and Grace were famous for their participation in the Vashti Parade sporting their dad’s Model A.
    Ethel was a true “FARMER” at heart. Though Ethel lived through many years of technology, she held steadfast to the original way of doing things. Ethel enjoyed raising tobacco and selling milk to “make out a living” as she would often say.
    Ethel enjoyed telling others of driving her tractor all of her life, and for a lady in Ethel’s day, this was quite the accomplishment. Ethel knew how and did most everything necessary to keep the farm functioning. The driveway lined with Iris and the barn tidy as could be.
    Ethel along with her sister, Grace, lived on the family farm and managed to keep it a working farm until failing health prevented them to do so. Ethel took pride in her occupation and enjoyed her ability to put in a hard day’s work.
    Ethel was adamant about keeping her rows straight and a plow in the ground. For all that ever made a visit to see Ethel and Grace in their younger years know just how unique their farm was.
    Ethel was a hard worker and caregiver to her parents and sister, Grace. Ethel never met a stranger and could likely tell you more about your family history than you were aware of. Ethel was quite the historian and genealogist, assisting many younger members of the community with searching family history.
    Ethel’s mind and her memories from years ago were sharp; and she enjoyed reflecting on old times of yesteryear and sharing her stories with those who came for a visit.
    Ethel had many friends and neighbors that she dearly loved. Ethel along with her sister, Grace, were truly treasures of the community and their legacy will surely live on for years to come in the hearts of those fortunate to know them.
    Including her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Edith and Grace; and four brothers and two sisters who died in infancy.
    Those left to cherish her memory include her caregivers and special friends, Howard and Jackie, Judy, Robin and John, Kelly and Shawn, Colene and Tom, Jacque and Keith, Natalie and Keith, Kathy Bowles, Mary Ann, Rowena Childers, Ruth, Sarah, Sandra, Mike and Karen, life-long friend, Joye Campbell, and the countess friends that helped thru the years.
    The family would like to give a special thanks to Home Instead Senior Care and Kapp Services of Alexander County and all her friends in the community that Ethel touched.
    The funeral service will be at 3 p.m., Friday, May 20, 2016 at Linney’s Grove Baptist Church. Rev. Don Ingle and Rev. Michael Carr will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The body will lie-in-state, from 1:30-3:00 p.m., prior to the service.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Gordon’s Hospice House, 2341 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625; or the Cemetery Fund at Linney’s Grove Baptist Church or White Plains Baptist Church.
    Condolences may be sent to: www.adamsfunerals.com.
    Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the Childers Family.

    Lloyd Nolan Holland, 76, of Olin, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at Brian Center, Statesville.
    Mr. Holland operated Holland Tree Service for many years.
    Mr. Holland is survived by a son, Marvin “Marty” and wife Charlotte; and a brother.
    A graveside service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, May 22, 2016, at Liberty Baptist Church, 2430 Wilkesboro Highway, Statesville. Rev. Jeremy Miller will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
    Chapman Funeral Home is assisting the family of Lloyd Nolan Holland.

    Mary Sue Barger Bolick, 93, passed away Monday, May 16, 2016, at her residence.
    She was born February 11, 1923, in Catawba County, daughter of the late Ellis Lafayette and Mary Agnes Townsend Barger.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Kent Bolick, Sr.; her son, Floyd Kent Bolick, Jr.; a son-in-law, Wayne Carpenter; brothers, John Barger and Ralph Barger; and sisters, Ruth Starnes, Lois Simmons, Beulah Cline, Margaret Hefner, and Helen Propst.
    She is survived by her daughters, Carolyn Carpenter of Taylorsville, and Doris Wilson and husband John of Taylorsville; a daughter-in-law, Alma H. Bolick of Taylorsville; brothers, Claude Barger of Hildebran, and George Barger and wife Peggy of Wilmington; a sister, Edith Icard of Hickory; grandchildren, Tamera Bowman and husband Terry, Teresa Joplin and husband Dwight, Vicki Hollar and husband Scott, Johnny Wilson, and Jimmy Wilson; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
    Special thanks to Neita Holden and Becky Reid for their loving care.
    A graveside service will be held Thursday, May 19, 2016, at 3:00 p.m., at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, with Reverend Mike Stone officiating. A memorial service will be held Thursday, May 19, 2016, at 4:00 p.m., at Mt. Pisgah Lutheran Church. The family will fellowship after the service.
    Memorials may be made to Mt. Pisgah Lutheran Church, 9379 NC 127, Taylorsville, NC 28681; or Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658.
    Online condolences may be left at www.hickoryfh.com.
    Arrangements are with Hickory Funeral Home.

    Myrtle Louise Lail, 94, of Conover, passed away at Conover Nursing & Rehab on Monday, May 16, 2016.
    Myrtle was born August 17, 1921, in Catawba County, daughter of the late John Herbert and Lola Essie Killian Lail.
    Before Myrtle’s retirement, she was employed by Conover Glove as a seamstress. She was a member of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Conover.
    In addition to Myrtle’s parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Everett Lail; brothers, Carroll, Hubert, Clyde, Harold and Wade Lail; and sisters, Gracie Keller, Kitty Cazire, Nettie Starr, and Irene Michaels.
    Myrtle leaves to cherish her memory two sons, Floyd “Bud” Lail and wife Muriel, and John Lail and wife Doris, both of Conover; a daughter, Rebecca “Becky” Hunt of Hudson; grandchildren, Julie Carter, Angela Lail, and Tammy Hubbard, all of Conover, Scott Hunt of Hudson, Wendy Malizia of Clemmons, and DeAnn Lail Barnes of Conover; seven great-grandchildren, Christian Frank, Natalie Kirkland, Vincent Malizia, Evan Hubbard, Cameron Hunt, Cody Carter, and Tristen Hunt; a great-great-grandchild, Aaron Kirkland; and a number of nieces, nephews, and special friends.
    Visitation will be Thursday, May 19, 2016, at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, in Conover, from 2:30-3:15 p.m. The funeral will follow at 3:30 p.m. Rev. Scott Bollinger will be officiating. Burial will take place in the church cemetery.
    Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.

    William Cody Powell, 79, of Oak Knoll Drive, Statesville, passed away Monday, May 16, 2016, at his daughter’s residence, in Troutman.
    A funeral service will be conducted at 12:00 Noon, Friday, May 20, 2016, at Iaeger Church of God, Iaeger, West Virginia. Grandson Corey Powell will officiate. The family will receive friends 6:00-9:00 p.m., Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Iaeger Church of God. Burial will be in the Powell Cemetery.
    Chapman Funeral Home is assisting the family of William Cody Powell.

    Tonya Marie Johnson Sherrill, 38, of Hwy. 90 East, Hiddenite, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 16, 2016, at her residence.
    Mrs. Sherrill was born August 12, 1977, in Cuba, New York, daughter of Joseph Johnson, Sr. of Friendship, New York, and Nancy Marie Joy Groff and husband Paul of Stony Point.
    She had worked at People’s Bank in the customer service department. She was of the Christian faith.
    Tonya loved to take care of her horses and just being around them. She loved her family and her co-workers.
    She was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Ralph and Ina Cooper Joy; paternal grandfather, William “Bill” Johnson, all of Cuba, New York; and a special cousin, Nathan Joy.
    Including her parents, those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Kevin Sherrill of the home; a daughter, Grace Joy Menter of Hiddenite; a son, Jonah Menter of Olean, New York; two brothers, Joe Johnson, Jr. and wife Jen of Belmont, New York, and Scott Jordon of Olean, New York; paternal grandmother, Teresa Schultz of Naples, Florida; two nieces, Taylor Johnson and Morgan Johnson of Belmont, New York; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Troy and Nancy Sherrill of Hiddenite; brothers-in-law, Monty Sherrill and wife Becky of Hiddenite, and Brian Sherrill and Scott Sherrill and wife Michele, all of Taylorsville; and a number of aunts, uncles, and cousins.
    A memorial service will be conducted at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 19, 2016, at Adams Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Tony Daniels will officiate. The family will receive friends from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m., prior to the service.
    Memorials may be made to: Relay for Life, c/o Kendra Dyson, 57 Kendra Lane, Taylorsville, NC 28681.
    Condolences may be sent to: www.adamsfunerals.com.
    Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the Sherrill Family.

    Donnie “Little Joe” Woody, Jr., 33, of Taylorsville, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2016, at Gordon’s Hospice.
    Donnie was born August 21, 1982, in Kendallville, Indiana, son of Donnie Sr. and Regina Woody. He was a born again Christian and loved the Lord.
    In addition to his parents, Donnie leaves to cherish his memory a brother, Jeremy and wife Stephanie; sisters, Jennifer Hester and husband Adam, and Bella Woody; four nephews, Elec, Adam, Luke, and Levi; two nieces, Kyleigh and Emma; a dog, Captain; his girlfriend, Louise Hosier; and a number of aunts, uncles, cousins, and special friends.
    The memorial service will be conducted on Thursday, May 19, 2016, at 7:00 p.m., at Alexander Funeral Service. Rev. Chris Meade and Rev. Byron Repass will be officiating. Inurnment will take place with the family.
    Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.

    Annie Mae Louise Carver Royal, 91, of Hudson, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on May 15, 2016, at her residence.
    She was born October 21, 1924, daughter of the late Berry and Lizzie Lingerfelt Carver.
    Mrs. Royal is survived by her husband of 44 years, Kenneth Royal of the home; three daughters, Shirley Cochran of Conway, South Carolina, Betty Woodring of Taylorsville, and Mary Holt of Conway South Carolina; and a brother, Garfield Carver of Granite Falls.
    The funeral service was scheduled for Wednesday, May 18, 2016, with Rev. Clyde Bumgarner officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
    Mackie Funeral Home of Granite Falls is serving the family.

    Steven Allen Pennell, 70, of Moravian Falls, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2016.
    Mr. Pennell was born July 19, 1945, in Wilkes County, son of the late James Leonard Pennell and Mary Elizabeth Hood Pennell.
    Those left to carry on his memory include his wife of 36 years, Deborah Pennell; sons, Steven Pennell and wife Jessica of Boomer, and James Edward Littlejohn of North Wilkesboro; a daughter, Lisa Ferguson and husband Tim of Lenoir; sisters, Cindy Parlier and husband Gary of Boomer, and Cheryl Adams and husband Danny of Hiddenite; and brothers, “Jim” James Leonard Pennell and wife Kim of Moravian Falls, Randy Pennell and wife Sandra of Boomer, and Gilbert Pennell of Moravian Falls.
    The Pennell Family will receive friends at Adams Funeral Home of Wilkes Chapel on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, from 3:00-3:45 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. with Brother Richard Owings officiating. Burial will follow in the Jesus Life Worship Center Cemetery, in Moravian Falls.
    In lieu of flowers, donations for funeral expenses may be sent to: Adams Funeral Home of Wilkes, PO Box 396, Moravian Falls, NC 28654.
    Condolences may be sent to: www.adamsfunerals.com.

    Margueritte McCardwell Wells, 96, of Henrietta, passed away Friday, May 13, 2016, at Trinity Village, in Hickory.
    Born January 14, 1920, in Cleveland County, she was the daughter of the late Yoder Lee and Willotta Thomas McCardwell.
    During World War II, she was the postmaster in Henrietta. She worked with her husband and family at J.D. Wells and Sons in Henrietta.
    She is survived by her son, James Franklin Wells, Jr. and his wife Loretta of Conover.
    Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 16, 2016, at Avondale United Methodist Church with Reverend Robert Hodgens officiating. Interment was in Cool Springs Cemetery.
    Memorial donations may be made to Avondale United Methodist Church, PO Box 266, Henrietta, NC 28076.
    An online guest registry is available at www.harrelsonfuneralhome.com.

    Donald Harold Blanton, 55, of Taylorsville, passed away at his residence on Thursday, May 12, 2016.
    Mr. Blanton was born January 12, 1961, in Cherokee County, South Carolina, son of the late Donald Lee and Francis Sarah Henderson Blanton. Mr. Blanton was of the Baptist faith.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandmother, Bertie Lee Blanton; and an infant brother.
    He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife, Chrystal Michele Stout Blanton of the home; a son, Daved Blanton of Gaffney, South Carolina; two grandsons, Noah and Landon Blanton; his mother-in-law, Mary Sharpe Stout; a sister-in-law, Melissa Grice; three nieces; and a host of cousins and special friends.
    No formal arrangements are planned at this time.
    Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.

    Jimmy Lee Parsons, 64, of Taylorsville, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at Catawba Regional Hospice.
    He was born June 22, 1951, in Alexander County, son of the late Robert Franklin, Sr. and Ruth Elizabeth Howell Parsons. He was a member of St. John Baptist Church and of the men’s choir.
    Jimmy was known for his love of horses and his strong work ethic. He loved his family, who came second only to God. Jimmy enjoyed pitching horse shoes, riding horses, going fishing, and working on cars.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers Ned, Ross, Rance, John and Willie Parsons; sisters, Lucy Evans and Virginia Parsons; father and mother-in-law, Rev. Thomas Howell and wife Margaret Parsons Howell; a sister-in-law, Juanita Howell; nephews, Palon, Felipe and Kerry Howell.
    Jimmy leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 44 years, Laura Jane Howell Parsons; a daughter, Michelle Parsons; a son, Nicholas Parsons and wife Sara; grandchildren, Jordan, Jamrion and Alysson Parsons; brothers, John William, Robert and wife Magdalene, Douglas and wife Lisa, and Gary Parsons; sisters, Rachel Millsaps and husband James, Barbara Millsaps, Carolynn Lineberger, Celia Teague and husband Sanford, Mary Bell Moore, Maudie Horton and husband Luther, and Pamela Lineberger and husband Jack who was more like a brother; brothers-in-law, James, Tom, Graig, and Brian; sisters-in-law, Maryann, Pat and Mamie Howell, and Diane Smith and husband Levy who was more like a brother; a special cousin who was more like a brother, Terry McFarland and wife Loretta; and a host of nieces, nephews, and special friends.
    The funeral was conducted on Friday, May 13, 2016, at St. John’s Baptist Church.
    Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.

    Thomas Vance Baldwin, of Statesville, passed away Monday, May 9, 2016, at Gordon Hospice House, Statesville.
    No formal services are planned. However, the family will receive friends 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Friday, May 13, 2016, at the home, 307 Safriet Loop, Statesville, NC.
    Chapman Funeral Home assisted the family of Thomas Vance Baldwin.

















 
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