September 15, 2019

Annette Benfield Dishmon

Annette Benfield Dishmon, 83, of Statesville, passed away on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at Gordon Hospice House. The Funeral Service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 13, 2019 at Poplar Springs Church of God. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, from…

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38th Annual Hiddenite Celebration is Sept. 28

An exciting day of innovative, hands on arts and heritage activities is planned for the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center’s 38th Annual Hiddenite Celebration of the Arts. This one-of-a-kind, arts and cultural heritage festival will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2019, on Hiddenite Church Road in Alexander County from 9:00am until 4:00pm. Celebration of…

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Frank Russell McLean

Frank Russell McLean was born on July 13, 1930 to the late Jessie F. and Nellie Foster McLean Brown. Frank passed away on September 9, 2019 at Carolina Caring in Newton after a period of declining health. In his working career, Frank was the co-owner of Russell Woodcarving and owner of McLean Woodworking. He applied…

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Patsy S. Daniels

Patsy S. Daniels, 71, of NC Hwy 16 S, Taylorsville, passed away Monday, September 9, 2019 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. Patsy was born January 6, 1948, in Catawba County, the daughter of Juanita Bowman Stafford of Taylorsville and the late Ray Aaron Stafford. Patsy had worked in the furniture industry until retirement from Masterfield…

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Alice Faye Grant Sherrill

Alice Faye Grant Sherrill, 87, of Stony Point, passed away at Gordon Hospice House on Monday, September 9, 2019. She was born in Alexander County on Saturday, April 2, 1932 to the late John Everette and Irene Waugh Grant. In addition to her parents, Alice was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Pinkney Sherrill;…

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Fall Arts Gala Oct. 11 to assist Hiddenite Arts

On Friday, October 11, 2019, the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center will hold their annual fundraising event with all proceeds benefiting the Center and their ongoing efforts to provide arts and cultural opportunities for all ages. The Fall Arts Gala will feature live music by the Todd Wright Jazz Quartet, dancing, a silent auction filled…

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Ralph D. Lowtharpe

Ralph D. Lowtharpe was born in Statesville on November 4, 1930 to the late James (Bill) Lowtharpe and late Nonnie S. Lowtharpe. After a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease, Ralph, surrounded by his family, passed away at the age of 88 on September 8, 2019 in Fulshear, Texas, at the home of his daughter, Teresa…

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Ina Lee Hendren

Saturday morning, September 7, 2019, following 96 years of laughter and love, heartache and faith-fueled perseverance, Ina Lee Hendren walked into the arms of the Lord. After 53 years of being apart, she’s getting a hug from her husband, Wayne. Her son, Steve, mother and father, Ina and Dolly White, sisters, Geraldine, Margaret, Fern, and…

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Glenn Graham Wilson

Glenn Graham Wilson passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2019. He was 79. Born to Jay William Wilson and Janie Mae Wilson on January 11, 1940, Glenn grew up in Marion. He attended Marion High School, where he starred as guard and linebacker on the Rippers’ championship football teams of ’57 and ’58. After graduating…

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Late collapse dooms Cougars in first loss

Statesville scores 28 straight points to erase 14-point deficit By D.N. PENNELL, Jr. The Statesville Greyhounds rallied from 14 points down late in the third period to shock the Alexander Central Varsity Cougar Football Team 49-35 on Friday night, September 6, at Cougar Stadium in Taylorsville. ACHS, which suffered its first loss of the year,…

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