November 27, 2020

Honorable Benjamin William Hines

Honorable Benjamin William Hines, 87, of Taylorsville, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, November 24, 2020. A graveside funeral service for Hon. Ben Hines will be conducted at Three Forks Baptist Church in Taylorsville on Friday, November 27, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Phil Chapman, Rev. Jason Payne, and Rev.…

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Alexander Correctional inmate dies with COVID-19

An Alexander Correctional Institution offender with pre-existing medical conditions, who tested positive for COVID-19, has died at a hospital, according to a state prison press release. “His death is saddening. We are working hard to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 in our prisons,” said Todd Ishee, Commissioner of Prisons. “The health and safety of the…

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Online flood victim donations halted; mail-in donations continue

(updated Nov. 24, 2020) East Taylorsville Baptist Church Senior Pastor Jamie Steele related that the church has suspended the online donation webpage for the ETBC Hiddenite Family Campground Benevolence Fund. Although online donations are stopped, mail-in donations are still welcome. Checks may be sent to ETBC (memo: Flood or Hiddenite Family Campground), P.O. Box 906,…

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Hazel Christine Davidson Brown

Hazel Christine Davidson Brown, 78, of Hiddenite, passed away at the Taylorsville House on Monday, November 23, 2020. The family will conduct a private service at a later date. Hazel was born on November 17, 1942, in Alexander County, to the late Noah Parks and Sarah Auton Davidson. She was a member of White Plains…

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Linda Kay Ingram Barnes

Linda Kay Ingram Barnes, 73, of Taylorsville, passed away with her family by her side on Monday, November 23, 2020. Linda was born January 9, 1947, in Alexander County, to the late Haskel and Edith Sawyer Ingram. A graveside service for Mrs. Barnes will be conducted at Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery on Wednesday, November 25,…

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Teresa Lee Keller Pilkins

Teresa Lee Keller Pilkins, 54, of Taylorsville, passed away at her residence on Monday, November 23, 2020. Teresa was born May 17, 1966, in Alexander County, to the late Herman “Hoyle” Keller and Phyllis Teague Kerley. Teresa was of the Baptist faith and had  worked in the furniture industry. Those left to cherish the memories…

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Robert Channing Moose

At the age of seventeen, Robert Channing Moose left this temporary home to reside in Heaven on the night of November 22, 2020 in Hickory, North Carolina. Robert was born into a military family, and became a stellar Army JROTC cadet at Hickory High School, where he led others by honorable example, was a friend…

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Gerald “Jerry” William Van Orden

Gerald “Jerry” William Van Orden, 62, of Taylorsville, passed away on Sunday, November 22, 2020 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. Jerry was born on August 9, 1958 to the late Catherine Mae Van Orden Venosh in Dover City, New Jersey. Jerry was a member of Jesus Life Worship Center. He enjoyed fishing, working, model cars,…

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Adam Dale Mecimore

Adam Dale Mecimore, 12 days old of Olin, went to be in the arms of Jesus on Sunday, November 22, 2020 at Brenner Children’s Hospital in Winston-Salem. He was born Tuesday, November 10, 2020, in Iredell County, to David Wayne Mecimore and Kelly Dale Lackey. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.…

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Michael Wayne Crowe

Michael Wayne Crowe, 42, of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, passed away Sunday, November 22, 2020 at his residence. He was born September 15, 1978, in Catawba County, to Monty Wayne and Joyce Greene Crowe. He was preceded in death by a sister, Misty Reames Honeycutt, and his grandparents. Mr. Crowe was a member of…

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