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October 04, 2022

Area Obituaries

Robin Nelson Moretz

Robin Nelson Moretz, 64, of Taylorsville, passed away peacefully on October 4, 2022, after a lengthy illness. He was born October 27, 1957, in Catawba County, the son of the late Daniel “Buster” and Hazel Moretz. After graduating from Lenoir-Rhyne University, Robin spent the majority of his adult life teaching in the Alexander County School…

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Shelba Carter Pruett

Shelba Carter Pruett was a beacon that shined a loving light on all who knew her. Now, her light shines on within her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and the countless number of friends she considered family. On October 3, Shelba left her earthly body to be with the Lord after spending a fruitful…

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Ronald Ray Pierce

Ronald Ray Pierce, 66, of Statesville, passed away October 3, 2022, at Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville. Ronnie was born December 5, 1955, in Iredell County, to the late Clyde Pierce and Phillis Hutto Clark of Statesville. Ronnie was a musician and painter. In addition to his mother, those left to cherish his memory include…

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T.L. Phillips

T.L. Phillips, 63, passed away on Sunday, October 2, 2022, at his residence in Caldwell County. Mr. Phillips was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on July 6, 1959. T.L. enjoyed motorcycles, scuba diving, kayaking, and collecting antiques. Those left to cherish the memories of T.L. include his wife, Pamela Phillips, and daughter, Shannon Phillips Weaver (Charlie).…

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Martha Moose Barnette

Martha Moose Barnette, 74, of Taylorsville, passed away on Friday, September 30, 2022, at her home. Martha was born December 16, 1947, in Iredell County, the daughter of the late Roy Moose and Stella Mae Dyson Moose. She was a member of White Plains Baptist Church. Including her parents, she was preceded in death by…

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Emilie Louise Reid Hefner

Emilie Louise Reid Hefner, 86, passed Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Catawba County. Mrs. Hefner was born on February 25, 1936, in Caldwell County, to the late Bingham Jones Reid and Bertie Faye Beach Reid. Emilie was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School teacher,…

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Henry “Carroll” Woodruff

Henry “Carroll” Woodruff, 72, passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2022, in Alexander County. Mr. Woodruff was born on July 18, 1950, in Caldwell County, to the late Henry Lee Woodruff and Edith Carrie Ellis Woodruff. Carroll was of the Baptist faith. Those left to cherish the memories of Carroll include his wife of 30 years,…

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Rev. Stephen Wayne Parks

Rev. Stephen Wayne Parks, AKA “Bubble Gum Preacher,” 74, of Stony Point, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. He was born April 1, 1948, in Iredell County, the son of the late Claude Edwin Parks and Irene Houston Parks. He was…

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Rev. T. Dwight Dowell

Rev. T. Dwight Dowell, 92, of Statesville, passed away September 27, 2022, at Iredell Memorial Hospital. He was born September 29, 1929, in Iredell County, to the late D. Clint Dowell and Estelle Redman Dowell. He graduated from Union Grove High School in 1946. He served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953 doing…

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Gale Smith

Gale Smith, 73, of Taylorsville, passed away on Monday, September 26, 2022. Gale was born November 26, 1948, in Alexander County, the son of the late Walter B. and Edna Elder Smith. He was a member of Little River Baptist Church and the Little River Ruritans Club. He enjoyed farming, his cows, and spending time…

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