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December 09, 2022

Dorothy Ann Jones Teague

Dorothy Ann Jones Teague, 85, of Bethlehem, went to her heavenly home on Saturday, December 3, 2022. She was born March 23, 1937, to the late Edgar and Estel Jones in Caldwell County. Ms. Teague was very involved in her church, Fellowship Advent Christian. Dorothy was also very involved in the Bethlehem Community, with the…

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Toni Ledbetter

Toni Ledbetter, born September 26, 1945, to Jack and Kathleen Clarke, passed away peacefully on December 2, 2022, surrounded by loved ones. She worked 23 years for Schneider Mills, where she retired. After retirement, she fostered children in her home for many years. Over the years, Toni had fostered dozens of children and young adults,…

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Roger Dale Auton

Roger Dale Auton, 77, of Taylorsville, passed peacefully at home in the Lord, on Friday, December 2, 2022. He was born Saturday, May 5, 1945, to the late ToyeLeona Roberts Auton and Lewis Robert Auton in Caldwell County. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Arvel Auton and Steve Auton;…

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Christmas Parade is Saturday, Dec. 3

The 75th Annual Alexander County Christmas Parade steps off on Saturday, December 3, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. The 2022 Parade is sponsored by the Alexander County Government. Some 237 units are enrolled to participate. The Alexander County Christmas Parade Committee is pleased to announce that Walter “Lee” Sharpe has been named the Grand Marshal of…

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Retiring Sheriff presented Key to the County

    A retirement ceremony and reception was held for Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, at East Taylorsville Baptist Church. Sheriff Bowman began his 43 year law enforcement career in Alexander County as a part-time patrol deputy in 1979, and advanced through the ranks of sergeant, detective, chief detective, and…

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Prison outreach New Hope Initiative asks public for assistance

Plans for New Hope Initiative (NHI), a locally-based Christian prison outreach organization, have been delayed by unexpected personnel issues and a lack of funding, said founder and president Chris Johnson, an inmate at Alexander Correctional Institution in Taylorsville. Johnson is still hoping to improve the lives of convicted felons, reduce recidivism (the likelihood they will…

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Lail in Top 5 for national “Fab Over 40” recognition

Alexander Central High School alumna Laura Lail is a quarterfinalist in the Fab Over 40 Contest to benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Ms. Lail currently resides in Charlotte, working as a mortgage manager, and is a graduate of Lenoir Rhyne College, said her mother, Marenda Boyce. As of Tuesday, Nov. 29, Lail was ranked…

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Allen Wade Hefner

Allen Wade Hefner, 77, of Taylorsville, passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2022, at his home. Allen was born September 7, 1945, in Catawba County, the son of the late Sam Edward Hefner and Ina Bowman Hefner. He was a faithful member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Catawba County, where he served on the…

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Kathleen Burke Klausmeier

Kathleen Burke Klausmeier, 91, of Denver, passed away on November 30, 2022. She was born on April 22, 1931, to the late Michael John Burke and Mary O’Conner Burke. Services are incomplete at this time. Chapman Funeral Home is serving the family of Kathleen Klausmeier.

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Joan “Joanie” McGhee Anderson

Joan “Joanie” McGhee Anderson, 66, passed away Wednesday, November 30, 2022. Joanie was born on June 23, 1956, in Champaign, Illinois, to the late Troy and Irma Wheeler McGhee. During her free time, she enjoyed riding and camping with horses, muscle cars, painting, and drawing. Joanie loved her family and pets and spending time with…

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