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April 18, 2024

Area Obituaries

Jacqueline “Jackie” Payne Deal

Jacqueline “Jackie” Payne Deal, 93, of Taylorsville, passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2024, at her home. Jackie was born June 16, 1930, in Alexander County, the daughter of the late Ransom Vance Payne and Pearlie Mae Warren Payne. She worked for the Hiddenite Center for over 20 years and was a lifetime member of…

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Virginia Lou Bentley

Virginia Lou Bentley, 76, was born to the late Robey C. Green and Dorothy Ritch Green on Thursday, March 11, 1948, and peacefully passed away in Caldwell County on Wednesday, April 17, 2024. During her career, she served in housekeeping at Valley Nursing Center and as a sewer in the furniture industry. Virginia was a…

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Shirley Starnes Crews

Shirley Starnes Crews, 87, of Taylorsville, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, at Carolina Caring in Newton. Shirley was born June 3, 1936, in Alexander County, the daughter of the late Earl Starnes and Mamie Bentley Starnes. Shirley worked in the hosiery and furniture industries. She was a member of Millersville Baptist Church. She…

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Albertina Sanchez Ramos

Albertina Sanchez Ramos, 59, of Claremont, passed away on Monday, April 15, 2024, at Catawba Valley Medical Center. Albertina was born November 1, 1964, in Michoacán, Mexico, the daughter of the late Jesus Ramos and Francisca Rafael Guardian. Her legacy of love: a wife, a mother, a grandma too. This is the legacy we have…

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Geraldine Brotherton Ball

Geraldine Brotherton Ball, 94, of Statesville, passed away on Monday, April 15, 2024, at Gordon Hospice House. Geraldine was born June 2, 1929, in Iredell County, the daughter of the late John Edward Brotherton and Cleo Sprinkle Brotherton. Geraldine worked in the textile industry and retail sales. She was a member of Cherry Grove Baptist…

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Silas David Benfield

Silas David Benfield, 76, of Statesville, passed away on Monday, April 15, 2024, at Iredell Memorial Hospital. David was born May 7, 1947, in Iredell County, to the late Nevada and Pete Benfield. David was a member of Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church. He was a mechanic at Fiber in Salisbury and later worked for Iredell…

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Rickie Jay Burgess

Rickie Jay Burgess, 70, a beloved member of the Hiddenite community, passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2024, at Atrium Health Pineville in Mecklenburg County. He was born in Iredell County on Sunday, March 28, 1954, to his proud parents, Lillie Blankenship Burgess and the late J.C. Burgess. Throughout his life, Rickie cultivated a deep…

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Chuck Leslie Brown

Chuck Leslie Brown, 67, of Taylorsville, passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2024, at his home. Chuck was born February 27, 1957, in Alexander County, the son of the late Ethel Ruth Brown Tomlin. He worked in the furniture industry for most of his career and was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed camping, boating,…

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Phyllis Ann Fox Mills

Phyllis Ann Fox Mills passed away peacefully on April 12, 2024, at the age of 80. She was loving and dedicated to her family, friends, and church. She was born on July 16, 1943, in Alexander County, to Harvey Alexander Fox and Thursey Jane Fox. She was the second youngest of five siblings. She grew…

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Tommy Edward Southard

Tommy Edward Southard, 64, passed away unexpectedly on April 12, 2024. He was born on September 15, 1959, in Catawba County, to the late Shirley Hampton and Bernice Inez Carrigan Southard. Tommy worked at Craftmaster for 37 years and was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Tommy is survived by his beloved wife of…

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