October 16, 2019

Area Obituaries

Larry Daniels

Larry Daniels of Hiddenite passed away on Monday, October 14, 2019 at Gordon Hospice House in Statesville. He was born to the late Carl Daniels and Ruey Belle Bradshaw. In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by a sister, Patsy Daniels Simmons. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Evelyn…

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Zeb Vance (Bud) Marlowe, Jr.

Zeb Vance (Bud) Marlowe, Jr., 86, of Statesville, passed away Monday, October 14, 2019, at Gordon Hospice House in Statesville. Zeb was born April 13, 1933, in Alexander County, to the late Zeb Vance Marlowe Sr. and Eva Belle Lackey Marlowe. He was retired from Rubbermaid and thoroughly enjoyed gardening and sharing his produce with…

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Howard Clinton “Sonny” Moretz

Howard Clinton “Sonny” Moretz, 72, of Hickory, passed away at his res-idence on Sunday, October 13, 2019. Born March 3, 1947 to the late Howard and Francis Hill Moretz, Howard was a cloth cutter in the furniture industry, was an avid fisherman, and also enjoyed hunting and frying fish for family gatherings. In addition to…

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Kimmy Mitchell

Kimmy Mitchell, 64, of Taylorsville, passed away on Friday, October 11, 2019 at Westwood Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Kimmy was born November 14, 1954, in Alexander County, the son of the late James “Jim” William Mitchell and Cecil Martha Margaret Fincannon Mitchell. He had worked as an electrician and was of the Baptist faith.…

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Catina Rae Joines

Catina Rae Joines, 43, passed away October 11, 2019 in Forsyth Medical Center. Born September 7, 1976, in Alexander County, to Roy Lee and Marion Elizabeth “Libby” Mitchell Joines, she was of the Baptist faith. Her life was wrapped up in her children and grandchildren. She loved kayaking and biking. Summer was for sun flowers…

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Anita McCraw Canaday

Anita McCraw Canaday, 79, of Taylorsville, passed away Thursday, October 10, 2019 at Gordon Hospice House in Statesville. Born February 18, 1940, in Gaffney, South Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Vada Jones McCraw and Blutcher McCraw. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Clinton Canaday,…

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Gerald Elder

Gerald Elder, 78, of Taylorsville, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at Valley Nursing Center. Gerald was born January 23, 1941, in Alexander County, the son of the late Hayward Frank Elder and Ruby Hendren Elder. He had worked in the furniture industry and retired from Alexvale Furniture. He…

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Willard Burrette Hartness

Willard Burrette Hartness, 89, of Statesville, was ready to meet his Lord & Savior on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at Gordon Hospice House. He was born on Saturday, September 13, 1930, in Iredell County, to the late William Ivan Hartness and Ina Durrette Marlow Hartness. Willard served in the United States Army during the Korean…

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Phillip (Phil) C. Harbinson

Phillip (Phil) C. Harbinson, 75, of Salisbury, passed away Saturday, October 5 at Genesis Healthcare. Phil was born November 22, 1943 to the late Rev. Cline Harbinson and Mrs. Madeline Campbell Harbinson. Phil was a member of Mount Tabor United Methodist Church in Salisbury. Being a lifelong Miami Dolphins and LA Dodgers fan, he was…

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Mary Louella Smith Williams

Mary Louella Smith Williams, 92, of Granite Falls, passed away on October 5, 2019 at Trinity Ridge in Hickory after a period of declining health. Born on January 12, 1928, in Caldwell County, to the late John Wallace and Virgie Bolick Smith, Mary was a member at Dudley Shoals Baptist Church, and enjoyed working in…

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