January 19, 2021

Robert Harlow

Robert Harlow, 75, of Taylorsville, passed away at his home on January 19, 2020. No arrangements have been made at this time but will be announced when finalized. Alexander Funeral Service will be serving the Harlow Family.

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Ruth Jean Cates Robinson

Ruth Jean Cates Robinson, 89, of Statesville, passed away at Gordan Hospice House on January 17, 2021. She was born March 1, 1931, in Rice County, Minnesota, to the late Walter Cates and Lillian Hire Cates. Survivors include a son, Rodney Robinson of Statesville, and a sister, Pat Stoeckel of Faribault, Minnesota. Services will be…

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Gayle Dean Sharpe

Gayle Dean Sharpe, 73, of Stony Point, passed away January 16, 2021 at Salisbury VA Hospital. He had been in declining health for several years. Gayle was born March 3, 1947, in Iredell County, to the late William Wayne Sharpe and Lois Adams Sharpe. Gayle married the former Gladys Fox on March 22, 1969. Gayle…

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Quinton Turpin

Quinton Turpin, 7, went to his heavenly home after a courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at his home. Quinton was born February 16, 2013, in Catawba County, the son of Randy Turpin and Kansas Westray of Taylorsville. He was a member of Crosspoint Church and a student of Hiddenite Elementary School.…

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Joseph “Joey” Frank Menscer

Joseph “Joey” Frank Menscer, 44, of Taylorsville, passed away suddenly Saturday, January 9, 2021 in Taylorsville. He was born July 20,1976, in Iredell County, to the late Frank Everette Menscer and Teresa Ann Keller Menscer of Statesville. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a son, Christian Mencser, and a daughter,…

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Charles Eugene “Toon” Barnes

Charles Eugene “Toon” Barnes, 82, of Taylorsville, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, January 15, 2021. He was born on August 5, 1939 to the late Don and Mary Sue Childers Barnes of Alexander County. Toon was a lifelong member of Three Forks Baptist Church, where he served his Lord as a deacon…

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Betty Lou Woodring

Betty Lou Woodring, 75, of Taylorsville, passed away on January 14, 2021 at Gordon Hospice House in Statesville. Born on September 18, 1945, in Wilkes County, to the late Grayson and Annie-Mae Louise Carver Dowell, Betty was an artistic lady. She enjoyed painting, sewing, making quilts, and going to the beach. Betty loved her family,…

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Alexander vaccinating ages 75+ until more doses available

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) has adopted federal guidelines pertaining to the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. While the new state plan now makes the vaccine available to those ages 65+, the Alexander County Health Department is continuing with its plan of vaccinating health care workers and those ages 75+…

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Faye Linda Fortner Fox

Faye Linda Fortner Fox, 79, of Taylorsville, passed away January 14, 2021 at home. She was born February 18, 1941, in Alexander County, to the late David Fred Fortner and Mary Ann Treadaway Fortner. She was of the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Royce…

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Sarah “Marie” Teague

Sarah “Marie” Teague, 75, of Taylorsville, passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Valley Nursing Center. Sarah was born March 26, 1945, in Watauga County, the daughter of the late Hugh Wilson and Bess Moody Wilson. She was a homemaker and a faithful member of Dover Baptist Church. She was a great cook, excellent…

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