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January 26, 2023

Area Obituaries

Vicki Reid Mitchell

Vicki Reid Mitchell, 69, of Hiddenite, passed away suddenly on January 25, 2023, at Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville. Vicki was born January 2, 1954, in Caldwell County, to the late Boyd Finley Reid and Florence Story Reid. Vicki worked in health care and was a member of Freedom Biker Church in Hickory. Those left…

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Vicky Lynn Pharr

Vicky Lynn Pharr, 68, of Taylorsville, passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at her home. Vicky was born March 28, 1954, in Iredell County, the daughter of Rev. William C. Pharr and Barbara Byrd Pharr. She worked for Iredell County Environmental Health and was of the Wesleyan faith. She enjoyed working in her flowers.…

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William David Harris

William David Harris, 76, of Taylorsville, passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at the VA Home in Salisbury. William was born January 17, 1947, in Logan County, West Virginia, the son of the late David V. Harris and Gloria Irene Hayes Harris. He was a US Army veteran who served during the Vietnam Era…

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Johnny Keith Blair

Johnny Keith Blair, Keith as he was commonly called, was born February 24, 1961, in Sawmills, to Joe Keith Blair and Edna Mae Stamey Blair. Keith went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, January 21, 2023, after a brief but brave fight against cancer. He is survived by his…

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Gwenda Marie Williams

Gwenda Marie Williams, 50, of Statesville, passed away on January 21, 2023, at Gordon Hospice House in Statesville. Gwenda was born on August 24, 1972, in Petosky, Michigan, to the late Robert Lee Washburn and Kathleen Poirier Washburn. Gwenda loved her family and dogs. She would take in every single one if she was able.…

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William Fred Watkins, Sr., “Fred”

William Fred Watkins, Sr., “Fred,” of Liledoun Road, Taylorsville, passed away at his home on Friday, January 20, 2023, at the age of 84. Fred was born on August 2, 1938, to the late Elbert Franklin Watkins and Polly Victoria Mitchell Watkins. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Cavle “Kay;”…

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Barry Alan Mohon

Barry Alan Mohon, 60, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at his residence in Alexander County. He was born on Monday, June 4, 1962, in Riverside, California, to the late Barry Norman Mohon and Patsy Hale Mohon. Mr. Mohon played college football at Mt. San Jacinto. He was a member of Community Christian Fellowship Church.…

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Carroll Everette Baker

Carroll Everette Baker, 84, of Hickory, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at Mission Hospital in Asheville. Born December 10, 1938, in Hickory, he was the son of the late John D. and Mary Ellen Baker. Mr. Baker proudly served his country in the Army National Guard for six years. He was already in the…

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Beth Ann Ozment Taylor

Beth Ann Ozment Taylor, 61, passed away Monday, January 16, 2023, in Iredell County. Ms. Taylor was born on Tuesday, December 5, 1961, in Howard County, Indiana, to the late Thomas Lynn Ozment and Loreda White Ozment. Beth worked for United Chemi-Con. In addition to her mother, those left to cherish the memories of Beth…

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Lois Mayrene Cline Hand

Lois Mayrene Cline Hand, 84, passed away Monday, January 16, 2023, in Catawba County. She was born on Friday, October 21, 1938, in Alexander County, to the late Hayden Earl Cline and Mary Lou Fox Cline. Mrs. Hand was a member of Antioch Baptist Church and was very involved with her church. She helped her…

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