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April 18, 2024

Dr. Jane H. Teague

Dr. Jane H. Teague

Dr. Jane H. Teague, of Taylorsville, died peacefully and painlessly just before midnight on Thursday, January 4, 2024, at Hickory Village Memory Care after a five-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Teague was born on March 1, 1942, in Hickory, to the late Rev. Cline W. Harbinson and Madeline C. Harbinson but, for most of her life, Taylorville was her home. She loved “small town living” and spent over forty years in service to her community through her work in the field of education — the last 32 years with Alexander County Schools before retiring in 2005. In 2013, she was awarded the most prestigious Award of Honor from the Alexander County Board of Education for her work in special education — a moment of pride and validation for not only her but her family.

Dr. Teague greatly valued education and held multiple degrees. She was a 1964 graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne College, received both a Specialist Degree and a Masters from Appalachian State University, and ultimately earned her doctoral degree in Special Education Administration from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

But, it was the education of others that truly motivated her, as she demonstrated through her work as a classroom teacher, guidance counselor, and ultimately as Director of Exceptional Children’s Programs for Alexander County Schools.

Jane was also a visible and loved member of the Taylorsville community and was a source of help and inspiration to so many. She was a loyal friend, wise mentor, trusted co-worker, and the loving matriarch of the Teague/Harbinson Family.

In addition to her parents, Dr. Teague was preceded in death by her beloved brothers, Phil Harbinson of Salisbury, and Mark Harbinson of Taylorsville.

She is survived by her only son, Anthony Teague and wife Alice (children Claire Hutto and Nick Hutto) of Hickory; her two grandsons, Alex Teague of Charlotte, and Aaron Teague and wife Riley of Hickory; her youngest brother, Joel Harbinson and wife Connie of Statesville; and nephews, Joe Harbinson of Little River, South Carolina, Jonathan and wife Amanda Harbinson of Salisbury, Justin Harbinson of Hickory, and Jarrett Harbinson of Statesville; as well as six grandnieces/grandnephews, (Jenna, Jamison, Jacob, Bryce, Cole, and Ady).

The family will have a private service but ask that any memorials be made to two charities close to Jane’s heart — Alexander County Special Olympics and Autism Speaks.

Condolences may be sent to www.adamsfunerals.com.

Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services is honored to be serving the family of Jane Campbell Harbinson Teague.

1 Comment

  1. Eric E Hayes on January 12, 2024 at 6:11 pm

    Ms. Teague was a great motivator, and her energy was contagious. I can still remember that even though it’s been several years since I saw her last.
    Anthony sorry for your loss, we will keep you and your family in much prayer during this time. She will certainly be missed.

    God bless,
    Eric Hayes

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