January 23, 2018

James Carlton Bentley

James Carlton Bentley, 78, of Taylorsville, went to his heavenly home on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at the Villages of Wilkes. He was born on February 15, 1939, the son of the late Vaughn Kenneth and Euwilda Clementine Barnette Bentley. James’ avocation was his vocation as a jeweler which led to him owning and operating…

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Russell Maynard Teague, Jr.

Russell Maynard Teague, Jr., 81, of Granite Falls, passed away on January 21, 2018. Mr. Teague was born on August 18, 1936, son of Russell Maynard Teague, Sr. and Edna Medlin Teague. He is survived by his children, Melissa Davidson and Scott Teague, both of Granite Falls; and Mary Beth Woods of Danville, Virginia; sister,…

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Norbert Ernest Eseltine

Norbert Ernest Eseltine, 87, of Ret Stafford Lane, Taylorsville, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Trinity Ridge Nursing Home in Mt. View. Mr. Eseltine was born March 12, 1930, in Lincoln, Vermont, the son of the late Arthur C. Eseltine and Kathleen Francis Clark Eseltine. He was a US Marine veteran, who…

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Doris Irene Gay

Doris Irene Gay, 85, of 2nd Avenue NW, Mountain Wood Apts., Taylorsville, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Valley Nursing Center. Ms. Gay was born February 1, 1932, in Union County, daughter of the late Leonard Crowley and Lydia Mae Crump Crowley. She had worked for Tyson Food before retiring, and was of the…

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Paul Aaron Tefft

Paul Aaron Tefft, 56, of Murphy, passed away Friday, January 19, 2018 at Valley Nursing Center in Taylorsville. Mr. Tefft was born September 27, 1961, in Cortland County, New York, son of the late Marlin Edwin Tefft and Rose Anne Shaw Tefft. He was a US Navy veteran, and had worked as a short order…

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Carmen Sharpe Gant

Carmen Sharpe Gant, 95, of Taylorsville, went to her heavenly home on Friday, January 19, 2018 at Valley Nursing Center. She was born on April 9, 1922, the daughter of the late Parks Sharpe, Sr. and Irene Sloop Sharpe. Carmen was a member at Concord Baptist Church, where she played the piano and loved to…

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Carolyn L. Jones August

Carolyn L. Jones August, 91, of Statesville, passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Maple Leaf Health Care. Carolyn was born May 27, 1926, in Accomack, Virginia, daughter of the late Milton Thomas Jones and Grace Elizabeth Ames Jones. She was a private kindergarten teacher and a member of Rocky Hill Baptist Church of Statesville.…

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Frances Wilmalee Kerley Douglas

Frances Wilmalee Kerley Douglas, 84, of Taylorsville, took her final flight home on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. She did not lose the battle, but won her reward after a courageous forty year battle with MS. Her strong will and faith in her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ kept her going…

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Closings and delays announced for Jan. 19

School closed Jan. 19, Optional Teacher Workday The Alexander County Schools’ weather team traveled the roads this afternoon (Jan. 18), noting a substantial amount of ice in shaded areas of the secondary roads throughout the county.  With sub-freezing temperatures expected again tonight, areas will refreeze and cause hazardous conditions for morning travel throughout the county. …

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Hexie Kilby Minton

Hexie Kilby Minton, 91, of Moravian Falls, passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Valley Nursing in Taylorsville. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, January 21, 2018, at Walnut Grove Baptist Church in Moravian Falls, with Rev. Tim Henderson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends…

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