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Daniel "Danny" Burris Patterson
J.C. Jarvis, Sr.
Addie Molene Parker
Jack Jackson Simmons
Lois A. Steele
Versie Lee Mason Adams
Charlie (Jim) Duncan, Sr.
Kelly John "Bud" Childers
Arletta Matheson Jenkins



    Daniel "Danny" Burris Patterson, 60, of Conover, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at his residence.
    Born January 12, 1954, in Iredell County, he was the son of the late Otto and Mary McCurdy Patterson. Danny was a truck driver and member of Oxford Baptist Church in Conover.
    Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Cindy Wallace Patterson of the home; a son, Scott Patterson and wife Chelsey of Claremont; brothers, Tom Patterson and wife Pat of Statesville, Ray Patterson and wife Rossetta of Conover, and Jim Patterson of Taylorsville; and sisters, Elata Webster and husband Ernest of Taylorsville, and Mary Jo Patterson of Taylorsville.
    A service of remembrance will be held Thursday, July 24, 2014, at 4:00 p.m. at Oxford Baptist Church in Conover. Rev. Mike McKinney will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday, July 24, 2014,` from 2:00 to 3:45 p.m. at Oxford Baptist Church.
    Memorials may be made to Oxford Baptist Church, 5965 Springs Road, Conover, NC 28613; or to Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658.
    Condolences may be sent to the Patterson Family at www.robertbennettfuneralservice.com.
    The Patterson Family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service.

    J.C. Jarvis, Sr., 63, of Union Grove, passed away Monday, July 21, 2014.
    Mr. Jarvis was born October 9, 1950, son of the late Gurney A. Jarvis and Mary-Lou Johnson Jarvis.         Mr. Jarvis was a sewing machine mechanic for several various textile plants. He was an avid hummingbird watcher, with close to 30 feeders throughout his property. His beloved dog "Corky" was always by his side.
    Those left to cherish his memory include a daughter, Sherry Lewis of Hiddenite; three sons, Jake Jarvis of Union Grove and Chris Jarvis and T. J. Jarvis, both of Taylorsville; two sisters, Amy Grose of Ferguson and Jaquita Riggins of Wilkes; a brother, Lloyd Jarvis of Taylorsville; and eight grandchildren.
    The family will conduct a private memorial service at a later date.
    Condolences may be made to: www.adamsfunerals.com.
    Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the Jarvis Family.

    Addie Molene Parker, 88, of Old Mtn. Rd., Stony Point, died Monday, July 21, 2014 at Valley Nursing Center.
    Born June 7, 1926, in Catawba County, she was the daughter of the late Ivey and Ollie Linebarger Hill.
    She was preceded in death by a daughter; seven sisters; and two brothers.
    Survivors include her husband, Jay Luther Parker of the home; three sons, Wayne Hill of Salisbury, Delma Parker of Stony Point, and Zachary (Lavener) Parker of Statesville; a daughter, Gerri P. (Kelvin) Howell of Stony Point; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
    Funeral services will be conducted Friday July 25, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Third Creek Baptist Church. Rev. Tommy Carpenter will officiate. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
    Arrangements by Tom Rawls, Funeral Director Lic., of Newton.

    Jack Jackson Simmons, 67, of Morris Creek Road, Granite Falls, died Monday, July 21, 2014.
    He was born October 15, 1946, in Caldwell County, son of the late Ed and Annie Belle West Simmons. Mr. Simmons was retired from Carolina Steel Company and was a member of Temple Hill Baptist Church.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Simmons.
    Survivors include his wife, Brenda Starnes Simmons of the home; a son, Michael Wayne Simmons and wife Marty Blocker Simmons, and their children, Emily Caroline Simmons and Ethan Michael Simmons, all of Bethlehem; and a sister, Betty Clark and husband Larry of Hickory.
    Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 24, 2014, at 4:00 p.m. at Temple Hill Baptist Church, 4400 Temple Hill Church Road, Granite Falls, NC 28630, conducted by Rev. Max West and Speaker Lori Blocker. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church.
    Serving as pallbearers will be Curtis Blocker, Ronnie Lail, Jackie Starnes, Mark Starnes, Gary Story, and Gordon West.
    Memorial contributions may be made to: The American Cancer Society, 1901 Brunswick Avenue, Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28207; or to Caldwell County Animal Shelter, 2345 Morganton Blvd. SW, Lenoir, NC 28645.
    Online condolences may be left at www.greer-mcelveenfuneralhome.com.
    Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory of Lenoir is in charge of arrangements.

    Lois A. Steele, 88, of Gravel Hill Ct, Taylersville, died Monday, July 21, 2014, at Gordon Hospice House in Statesville.
    Born October 11, 1925, in Wilkes County, she was the daughter of the late George R. Carlton and Mamie Ferguson Carlton.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Asa T. Steele; and a son.
    Survivors include a son, George (Brenda) Steele of Catawba; a brother, James A. (Flossie) Carlton of Moravian Falls; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
    Funeral services will be conducted Thursday July 24, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Taylorsville. Rev. Kelvin Ussery will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. prior to the service.
    Arrangements are being provided by Tom Rawls, Funeral Director Lic., of Newton.

    Versie Lee Mason Adams, 79, of Statesville, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Statesville Place.
    Mrs. Adams was born in Alexander County August 21, 1934, and was the daughter of the late Watt Jiles Mason and Mary Ethel Shoemaker Mason. She was a graduate of Hiddenite High School and Mitchell Community College. On June 18, 1955, she married Charlie Lewis (Shorty) Adams, who preceded her in death on March 15, 2012.
    Mrs. Adams was a member of Hebron Baptist Church. She loved her church and served for many years as a secretary, clerk, treasurer, and worked with the VBS and the youth.
    Mrs. Adams was employed by J.C. Penney Distribution Center and following her retirement, worked for Dorothy Reep CPA. She was a member of the American Business Women's Association for more than 20 years and also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 65.
    In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, James Dalmer Mason.
    She is survived by her son, Jeffery Adams (Amy) of Chesapeake, Virginia; a daughter, Janet Lee A. Braswell (Fred) of Charlotte; two grandsons, Brandon Adams of Sanford, and Mason Braswell of Charlotte; three granddaughters, Taylor and Courtney Adams of Chesapeake, Virginia, and Madison Braswell of Charlotte; a sister, Annie Mason Arrington; a brother, Danny Ray Mason (Dianne), both of Statesville; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
    Funeral services for Mrs. Adams were conducted Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Hebron Baptist Church with Rev. Darren Johnson and Rev. William Wease officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
    Memorials can be made to the N.C. Baptist Men's Disaster Relief Fund, http://www.baptistsonmission.org/Giving/Disaster-Relief.
    The family wishes to extend a sincere and a deep, heartfelt appreciation to the staff at Statesville Place for the love, compassion, and care given to both Mom and Dad.
    Online condolences may be made to the family at www.nicholsonfunerals.com/obituaries.
    Nicholson Funeral Home of Statesville was in charge of arrangements for the family of Versie Adams.

    Charlie (Jim) Duncan, Sr., 86, of Keever Lane, Hiddenite, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Valley Nursing Center.
    Mr. Duncan was born December 18, 1927, in Red Ash, Virginia, son of the late Clarence Duncan and Ruby Greer Duncan. Mr. Duncan was a U.S. Army veteran who served in World War II. He had worked in maintenance at Furst McNess Company and was a member of Hiddenite Baptist Church.
    Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Ann Duncan; a daughter, Debbie Bumgarner; a grandson, Jerry Lee Moore; and a sister, Jenny.
    Those left to cherish his memory include three daughters, Denise Snow and husband Rev. Gary Snow of Mt. Airy, Cathy Moore of Stony Point, and Patty Frazier and husband Chuck of Hiddenite; five sons, Charlie James Duncan, Jr. and wife Angie of Scotts, David Duncan and wife Angie of Hiddenite, Charles Duncan and family, Arthur Duncan and family, and Jimmy Dean Duncan and family; two sisters, Shirley Blackburn of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Dot Duncan of Walkertown; six grandchildren, who were very close to their paw-paw, Kimberly Icenhour, Donna Rankins, Nick Bumgarner, Jamie Bumgarner, Matthew Duncan, and Michael Duncan; and numerous other grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services were held Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Sulphur Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Parks and Rev. Gary Snow officiating. Burial followed in the Hiddenite Cemetery with full military honors accorded by DAV Chapter 84 of Taylorsville.         Pallbearers included Charlie Duncan, Jr., David Duncan, Bryan Icenhour, Tyler Icenhour, Easton Icenhour, Matthew Duncan, and Rhyne Rankins.
    Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215.
    Condolences may be sent to: www.adamsfunerals.com.
    Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services was in charge of arrangements for the Duncan Family.

    Kelly John "Bud" Childers, 76, of Spring Street, Stony Point, passed away after an extended illness, on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at West Wood Hills Nursing Center, Wilkesboro.
    He was born July 22, 1937, in Alexander County, son of the late Charlie Lee Childers, Sr., and Bertha Laws Childers of Taylorsville. He was self-employed, and was a member of Freedom Baptist Church.
    In addition to his mother, he is survived by six brothers, Charles Lee Childers Jr., Raymond Hall Childers, and Billy Childers, all of Taylorsville, Roger Childers of Stony Point, Rayford Childers of Elkin, and Lewis Childers and wife Sharon of Catawba; and four sisters, Louise Hatton and husband Don of Taylorsville, Penny Milstead and husband Randy of Taylorsville, Rosie Ann "Annie" Fox of Hickory, and Ruth Johnson and husband Joseph of Louisiana.
    Funeral servics were conducted Friday, July 18, 2014, at Freedom Baptist Church with Rev. Sam Vallini officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.                Condolences may be e-mailed to the Childers Family at www.chapmanfuneralhome.com.
    Chapman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for the family of Kelly John "Bud" Childers.

    Arletta Matheson Jenkins, 81, of Statesville, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and friends at her home on Sunday, July 13, 2014.
    Mrs. Jenkins was born in Alexander County June 19, 1933, daughter of the late Ira J. Matheson and Delia White Matheson. She was a graduate of Stony Point High School. On August 30, 1953, she married Larion W. Jenkins, who preceded her in death on March 12, 2014.
    Mrs. Jenkins was a retired telephone operator with Southern Bell Telephone Company with 33 years of service. She also ran the switchboard for both Davis and Iredell Memorial Hospitals. She was a member of Stony Point Baptist Church.
    In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Jenkins was preceded in death by a brother, Delbert Matheson; and a sister, Lucille Plyler.
    She is survived by her daughter, Donna Jenkins of Taylorsville; four sisters, Hazel Gant of Taylorsville, Phyllis Prichard of Hiddenite, Dorothy Geerdes (Alvin) of St. Paul, Minnesota, and Margaret Smith (Joe) of Charlotte; a brother, Fred Matheson (Doris) of Stony Point; two sisters-in-law, Milledean Miller (Ronnie), and Alta Mae Jenkins, both of Taylorsville; two special nieces, Alice Prichard and Bonnie Jurney; special friends and caregivers, Mary Carson and Judy Gambrell; and a host of nieces and nephews.
    The family would like to extend their sincerest gratitude to the caregivers, Vonda Imes, Blanche Geter, Gail Tucker, Billie Jean Holbrook, Diane Speaks, Twana Allison, Mary Holbrook, Teresa Rufty, and Betty Privette, all who worked tirelessly and with much love to help care for Arletta during her illness.
    Funeral services for Mrs. Jenkins were conducted Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Stony Point Baptist Church with Rev. Phil Addison and Rev. James Lockee officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
    The family requests memorials be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell, 2341 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625.
    Online condolences may be made at www.nicholsonfunerals.com/obituaries.
    Nicholson Funeral Home of Statesville was in charge of arrangements for the family of Arletta Jenkins.

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