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Recent Obituaries (Updated Daily)


Jacqueline Jackson Shafer
Alice Ingram Coulter
James Curtis “Paw” Deal
Edith McCall Meadlock
Floyd Shew
Emily Ridenhour Givens
Marguerite Olive Colon Corkle
Tanner Quan Howell
Mary “Louise” Deal Norton
Karen L. Kinchen
Kathy “Roxanne” Austin Mitchell
Alethia Mae Smith
Alice Goble Bowman
Rosemary Ester Horsewell Cravens
Sharon Turner Coleman

Clyde Sanford Mecimore


    Jacqueline Jackson Shafer, 89, of Taylorsville, passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at Catawba Regional Hospice, after a lengthy illness.
    Mrs. Shafer was born May 20, 1927, in Alexander County, daughter of the late R.F. Jackson and Pauline Mays Jackson Jolley. Jacqueline was of the Apostolic faith, and was retired from Hughes Aircraft as a supervisor in the electronics division.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard (Dick) Shafer; a daughter, Helen Webster; two brothers, R. David Jackson and Daniel D. Jolley; and a sister, Doris Jackson Smith.
    Jacqueline is survived by her son, Felix H. Webster, Jr. and wife Loretta of Stony Point; a daughter, Ima Spencer and husband Steve of Pismo Beach, California; a brother, Sam E. Jolley and wife Ruth Ann of Sebastian, Florida; a sister, Carol Jackson Coffee of Norcross, Georgia; four grandchildren, Dale and Dennis Davis of Texas, Troy Morgan of California, and Brigette Webster Rhyne and husband Monte of Stony Point; and four great-grandchildren, Alex, Felicia and Evan Rhyne of Stony Point, and Sabrina Spencer of California.
    A private memorial service will be scheduled at a later date by the family.
    Condolences may be e-mailed to the Shafer Family by visiting our website at www.chapmanfuneralhome.com.
    Chapman Funeral Home is assisting the family of Jacqueline Jackson Shafer.

    Alice Ingram Coulter passed away Saturday, June 18, 2016, at her home, in Craig County, Virginia.
    Alice May Ingram was born on May 9, 1926, in Ramseur, daughter of the late Mitchell Ray and Laura Jane Ingram. She was a high school teacher for over 30 years.
    Alice is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Robert Mitchell and Teresa Lynn Coulter; daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth Laurane and Robert Louis Stevens.
    There will be no public service, but friends are invited to write or call at the family home.
    Any memorial donations should be sent to her favorite non-profit: Preserve Craig Inc., PO Box 730, New Castle, VA 24127.
    The Coulter Family is being served by John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home, Salem, Virginia.

    James Curtis “Paw” Deal, of Taylorsville, went home to be with his heavenly father on June 23, 2016, after a battle with cancer.
    He was born on June 16, 1932.
    He is survived by his wife, Ola W. Deal; a daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Harvey Lafone of Taylorsville; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Sara Deal of Hudson; and a sister, Alice Thomas of Lewisville.
    Mr. Deal retired from Southern Hosiery in Hickory, where he was employed as a supervisor for more than 50 years. He served as a Sgt. in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He also served at Springs Road Baptist Church, in Hickory.
    A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2016, at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church, located on Hwy. 16 N., Taylorsville. The family will receive friends at 3 p.m. Pastor Eddie Yount and Pastor Bob Philbeck will officiate the funeral service beginning at 4 p.m. Burial will follow with full military honors at Springs Road Baptist Church, in Hickory. Military rites provided by DAV post 84 and 6.
    In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made in honor of James to Mt. Hebron Baptist Church, 16 Mt. Hebron Church Court, Taylorsville, NC 28681.
    Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.

    Edith McCall Meadlock, 88, of the Ellendale Community, passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at Catawba Regional Hospice.
    Edith was born May 22, 1928, in Caldwell County, daughter of the late Duncan and Ellen Price McCall. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church.
    Before her retirement, she was employed at Clayton Marcus. She enjoyed going to the Spa in Hickory, gardening, water aerobics, and cooking. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.
    In addition to her parents, Edith was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Roland Roscoe Meadlock; and an infant daughter.
    Edith leaves to cherish her memory a daughter, Susan Wallace and husband Terry; two sons, Danny Meadlock and wife Kathy, and Richard Meadlock; five grandchildren, Monty, Andrew and Matthew Meadlock, Phillip Kahn, and Carrie Wiechman; three great-grandchildren, Cooper Meadlock, and Grant and Amelia Weichman; and a host of nieces, nephews, and special friends.
    Visitation will be Saturday, June 25, 2016, at Antioch Baptist Church, from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The funeral service will follow at 12:30 p.m. Rev. Mark Morris will be officiating. Burial will take place in the church cemetery.
    The family requests that, in addition to flowers, memorials be made to Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Rd, Newton, NC 28658.
    Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.

    Floyd Shew, 85, of Little River Church Road, Taylorsville, passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at Gordon Hospice House.
    Mr. Shew was born March 26, 1931, in Wilkes County, son of the late Luke Shew and Sena Lou Shew Shew.
    He had worked in a saw mill before going to work at Broyhill Furniture where he later retired. He was a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church.
    Including his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Rocky Lee Shew; and a brother, Raeford “Tangle” Shew.
    Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 63 years, Mary Genevieve Herman Shew; a daughter, Rosa Lee Barnes and husband J. C. of Taylorsville; two grandsons, Kevin Barnes and wife Tia, and Jason Barnes and wife Jennifer, all of Taylorsville; two great-grandchildren, Analese Barnes and Jenna Barnes; and a brother, William “Bill” Shew and wife Mary Ruth of Wilkes County.
    The funeral service will be held at 4 p.m., Thursday, June 23, 2016, at Adams Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Jerry Chatham will officiate. Burial will follow in the Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
    Pallbearers include: Jason Barnes, Kevin Barnes, Larry Herman, Kyle St.Clair, Justin St.Clair, and Craig Shew.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.
    Condolences may be sent to: www.adamsfunerals.com.
    Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the Shew Family.

    Emily Ridenhour Givens, 90, a long-time resident of Taylorsville, died peacefully at Arbor Acres United Methodist Retirement Community, in Winston Salem, on Monday, June 20, 2016.
    She was born February 8, 1926, in Mt. Gilead, daughter of the late Davidson Giles Ridenhour and Alberta Lilly Ridenhour.
    She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, George Howard Givens, Jr. MD; and a sister, Jane Baldwin.
    Those left to cherish her memory include her two devoted sons and daughters-in-law, David and Lynne Givens of Winston Salem, and Peter and Carole Givens of Vinton, Virginia; five grandchildren are left to share wonderful memories and countless stories of her extraordinary life, Wes and Amanda Givens of Falls Church, Virginia, Nathan and Anna Givens of Charlotte, Meredith and Keith Pochick of Charlotte, Kent and Kelly Givens of Henrico, Virginia, and Mark and Katie Givens of Goochland, Virginia; and her nine beloved great-grandchildren also survive.
    “Emmie” grew up in Mt. Gilead and left home to pursue her education at Greensboro College and then at UNC Chapel Hill, where she graduated with a degree in Journalism, fueling her passion for searching out good newspapers, good books, and proper grammar.
    George and Emmie lived in New York, Richmond, and Greensboro as he completed his medical training. After two years in the Navy in Portsmouth, Virginia during the Korean War, they settled in Taylorsville on the advice of good friends from Lenoir, finding it the perfect spot for a life dedicated to rural medicine, service to community, and service to church, so much a part of their lives.
    Emmie rocked, cuddled, and chased after generations of babies and toddlers at First United Methodist Church, in Taylorsville.
    Emmie’s legacy will be her never ending youthfulness, quick witted humor, and knowledge of current events, with strong and informed opinions on everything from sports to politics. Her family came to expect phone calls during the time outs of particularly exciting basketball games and envelopes filled with “something interesting I clipped from the paper for you.”
    Her love and interest in her grandchildren and their children was her focus and passion in later years. She loved keeping in touch with family, college roommates, and dear friends, many of whom were young enough to be her own children. Everyone with whom she came in contact will remember her with a smile.
    A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, June 24, 2016, at Arbor Acres United Methodist Retirement Community (1240 Arbor Road, Winston Salem, NC in Asbury Building) with burial to follow, at 3 p.m., at the Taylorsville City Cemetery.
    In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Taylorsville First United Methodist Church or Arbor Acres United Methodist Retirement Community.
    Condolences may be sent to: www.adamsfunerals.com.
    Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the Givens Family.

    Marguerite Olive Colon Corkle, 96, of North Wilkesboro, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2016, at Wilkes Senior Village, after a lengthy illness.
    Mrs. Corkle is survived by her son, Gregory “Greg” and wife Melinda of North Wilkesboro.
    A memorial service will be held at a later date.
    Chapman Funeral Home is assisting the family of Marguerite Olive Colon Corkle.

    Tanner Quan Howell, 25, of Taylorsville, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2016, at Mission Hospital, in Asheville.
    Tanner was born on May 10, 1991, in Iredell County, son of to the late Juanita “Bo” Howell.
    Tanner leaves to carry on his legacy a sister, Stacie Howell of Spruce Pine; and his brothers, Jeff Howell and wife Linda of Hickory, and Spencer Howell of Taylorsville.
    Visitation will be Thursday, June 23, 2016, at Alexander Funeral Service, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held Friday, June 24, 2016, at St. John Baptist Church, at 2:00 p.m. The body will lie in state for one hour prior to the funeral. Rev. John Rowe and Rev. T.E. Martin will be officiating. Burial will take place in the church cemetery.
    The family requests that, in addition to flowers, donations be made to Alexander Funeral Service to help with expenses.
    Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.

    Mary “Louise” Deal Norton, 85, of Taylorsville Highway, Statesville, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2016, at Gordon Hospice House, Statesville, after a lengthy illness.
    A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at Monticello United Methodist Church, 308 Island Ford Road, Statesville. Rev. Jill Rhinehart will officiate. The family will receive friends 1:00-2:00 p.m., at the church. Burial will be in the Stony Point Cemetery.
    Chapman Funeral Home is assisting the family of Mary “Louise” Deal Norton.

    Karen L. Kinchen, 65, of Diamond Lane, Taylorsville, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, June 17, 2016, at Catawba Valley Medical Center.
    Ms. Kinchen was born March 29, 1951, in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, daughter of the late Herman Hertkorn and Sophie Anders Rundle.
    She had worked as a waitress and was of the Lutheran faith. Karen loved watching sports, especially NASCAR.
    Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Kinchen.
    Those left to cherish her memory include two daughters, Melanie Ann Devane of Taylorsville, and Kristina Marie Beall of Tampa, Florida; three grandchildren; and a sister, Sharon Reese and husband Roger of Nazareth, Pennsylvania.
    No formal services are planned.
    Condolences may be sent to: www.adamsfunerals.com.
    Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the Kinchen Family.

    Kathy “Roxanne” Austin Mitchell, 58, of Ona Deal Road, Taylorsville, died unexpectedly as a result of an automobile collision Friday, June 17, 2016.
    Mrs. Mitchell was born October 11, 1957, in Alexander County, daughter of J. P. Austin, Jr. and the late Clara Jean Deal Austin.
    She was a faithful member of Taylorsville Presbyterian Church, and was formerly employed as a bookkeeper.
    In addition to her mother, Mrs. Mitchell was preceded in death by her sister, Mitzi Jean Austin Watts.
    Those left to cherish her memory, in addition to her father, are her husband, Dwight Gilbert Mitchell of the home; sons, Dustin Galloway and wife Krystal, Jonathan Mitchell, and Hugh Mitchell and wife Dawn, all of Taylorsville, and Sean Mitchell and wife Jenna of Fletcher; a daughter, Megan Mitchell and husband Adam Brown of Taylorsville; two sisters, Vickie A. Martin and husband Dale, and Crystal Faith A. Price and husband Richard; and 10 grandchildren.
    A memorial service was held Monday, June 20, 2016, at First United Methodist Church, Taylorsville, with Rev. Paul Sink officiating. A private committal service will be held later at Taylorsville Presbyterian Church Memorial Garden.
    Condolences may be emailed to the Mitchell Family by visiting www.chapmanfuneralhome.com.
    Chapman Funeral Home assisted the family of Kathy “Roxanne” Austin Mitchell.

    Alethia Mae Smith, 87, of Granite Falls, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, June 17, 2016, at the Conover Nursing Home.
    Born March 8, 1929, in Alexander County, she was the daughter of the late William B. McAlpin and Edith Stafford McAlpin.
    She was a member of First Baptist Church of Granite Falls. She was owner and operator of the City Barbecue for 32 years, and also worked for the Caldwell County School System.
    Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Jane Teague and Doug of Hickory.
    The funeral service was held Monday, June 20, 2016, at First Baptist Church of Granite Falls, with Dr. Robert Evans, Jr. and Don McAlpin officiating. Burial followed in the Liledoun Baptist Church Cemetery.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her honor to First Baptist Church of Granite Falls, C/O Building Fund, PO Box 507, Granite Falls, NC 28630.
    Online condolences may be sent to www.bass-smithfuneralhome.com.

    Alice Goble Bowman, 89, of Taylorsville, passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at Kitty Askins Hospice Center, Goldsboro.
    Mrs. Bowman was born August 19, 1926, in Alexander County, daughter of the late Robert Lee Goble and Hattie Burke Goble. She was a member of Friendship Lutheran Church.
    She was married to Haven Herman Bowman for 63 years, until his death in 2014. They shared a lifetime of fellowship and community service. For many years, they attended every night of the Alexander County Fair working on the eye will project for the Lions Club. They were active with the Sugar Loaf Volunteer Fire Department and the Alexander County YMCA.
    Mrs. Bowman worked as a dietician for more than 20 years at Sugar Loaf Elementary School and First Baptist Church. She loved sharing her food, recipes and flowers, and was known throughout Alexander County for her hospitality.
    In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Bowman was preceded in death by her brothers, Porter Goble, J. C. Goble, and Robert Goble; sisters, Louise Howell and Rachel Sigmon; a son-in-law, Charles Smith; and beloved nephews, James Sigmon and Jim Goble.
    Those left to cherish her memory include her daughters, Jane Bowman Walston and husband John of Goldsboro, and Dianne Bowman Smith of Greensboro; grandsons, John Turner Walston and wife Corrie of Durham, and Jason Bowman Walston of Goldsboro; a sister-in-law, Novella Bowman Fox of Taylorsville; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
    The funeral service was held Monday, June 20, 2016, at Adams Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Phyllis Vail officiated. Burial followed in Taylorsville City Cemetery.
    Pallbearers were: Steve Sigmon, Wayne Kerley, Mark Watters, Leon Bowman, Kaleb Watters, and Zachary Watters.
    Memorials may be given to: Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658; or Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Court, Goldsboro, NC 27534.
    Condolences may be sent to: www.adamsfunerals.com.
    Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services served the Bowman Family.

    Rosemary Ester Horsewell Cravens, 73, of Granite Falls, passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at Caldwell County Hospice.
    Rosemary was born February 15, 1943, in Indianapolis, Indiana, daughter of the late Fred S. and Mable Helen Townsend Moore.
    She leaves to cherish her memory two children, Rebecca Young, and Robert Young and wife Lynn.
    There are no formal arrangements planned at this time.
    Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.

    Sharon Turner Coleman, 55, of Taylorsville, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at her residence.
    She was born March 6, 1961, in Kings County, New York, daughter of Harvey Lee and the late Francis McClain Turner. Sharon was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.
    She leaves to cherish her memory two sisters, Karen Turner and Brenda Turner Hughes.
    The family will hold services at a later date.
    The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Alexander Funeral Service to help with expenses.
    Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.

    Clyde Sanford Mecimore, 92, of Paul Payne Store Road, Taylorsville, passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at Gordon Hospice House.
    Mr. Mecimore was born August 31, 1923, in Alexander County, son of the late James Pink Mecimore and Lovie Bowman Mecimore.
    He was a US Army veteran, who had served in WWII from 1943-1945. He began fighting in Normandy France, Battle of Breast, Crozon Peninsula, Rense France, Sieg Friedline Germany, Hurtgen Forest, Battle of the Bulge, Cologne Germany and Rhine River.
    He was a member of East Taylorsville Baptist Church. Clyde was a former member of Liledoun Baptist Church and Macedonia, where he served in many different capacities.
    He had retired from Duke Power after 35 years as a lineman. After retiring, he worked for Alexander County as an electric inspector for two years. He was a lifetime member of the DAV.
    Including his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Guy Mecimore; a sister, Lena Bell Mecimore; and a brother, Elbert Mecimore.
    Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 68 years, Electa Mae Chapman Mecimore; two daughters, Betty Kaye Jolly of Statesville, and Patsy Bumgarner and husband Frankie of Taylorsville; a son, Larry Neil Mecimore and wife Cathy of Taylorsville; a brother, Roby Mecimore of Taylorsville; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
    The funeral service was held Friday, June 17, 2016, at East Taylorsville Baptist Church. Rev. Jamie Steele, Rev. Stephen Dagenhart, Rev. Kevin White, and Rev. Mark Marshall officiated. Burial followed in the Liledoun Baptist Church Cemetery with full military honors accorded by DAV Chapter 84 of Taylorsville.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Gordon Hospice House, 2341 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625.
    Condolences may be sent to: www.adamsfunerals.com.
    Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services served the Mecimore Family.

 
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