January 22, 2021

Rhoda Annette Chapman

Rhoda Annette Chapman, 83, of Stony Point, passed away on Monday, January 18, 2021 at Gordon Hospice in Statesville. Annette was born August 3, 1937, in Winnsboro, South Carolina, to the late Leo Jennings and Ethel Oler Lee Rutland Dean. Annette retired as a weaver in the textile industry, working for Carolina Mills for 31…

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Garrett Bowman

Garrett Bowman, 39, passed away unexpectedly on January 18, 2021. No arrangements have been made at this time but will be announced by Alexander Funeral Service when finalized. Alexander Funeral Service will be serving the Bowman 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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Katie (Faye) Moretz Spelce

Katie (Faye) Moretz Spelce, 79, of Taylorsville, passed away at Valley Nursing Center on January 16, 2021. She was born April 2, 1941, in Alexander County, to the late Frank Thomas Moretz and Mattie Helton Moretz. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jerome Herman Spelce; a daughter, Sharon…

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Jesse Ellsworth Grubbs Sr.

Jesse Ellsworth Grubbs Sr., 80, passed away January 16, 2021 at home. He was born September 18, 1940, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to the late Jesse Alfred Grubbs and Katherine Clark Grubbs. He attended St. Philip Apostle Catholic Church. Survivors include three sons, Jesse Grubbs Jr. of Las Vegas, Nevada, Kevin Grubbs of Claremont, and Cody…

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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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