November 13, 2018

Area Obituaries

Joseph “Arnold” Richey

Joseph “Arnold” Richey, 88, of Hickory, passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at Carolina Caring. He was born on February 16, 1930, in Caldwell County, to the late Moses Prater and Fannie Estelle Frye Richey. He was a member of Shiloh Lutheran Church and served in the Army during the Korean Era. Along with…

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Ruby Lee Mayberry Kerr

Ruby Lee Mayberry Kerr, 91, of Stony Point, passed away Monday, November 12, 2018 at Valley Nursing Home after an extended illness. She was born November 27, 1926, in Alexander County, to the late John Glover Mayberry and Fannie Mitchell Mayberry. She was a textile worker and member of South River Methodist Church. She loved…

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Dorothy “Dot” Jean Cavin

Dorothy “Dot” Jean Cavin, 80, of Hickory, passed away Sunday, November 11, 2018 at Trinity Village of Hickory. Ms. Cavin was born April 11, 1938, in Wilkes County, the daughter of the late Roosevelt Pearson and Madge Russell Pearson. Dot was a member of Sandy Ridge Baptist Church. She had a strong love for Jesus…

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Elsie Lynda Williams Amato

Elsie Lynda Williams Amato, 83, of Taylorsville, passed away on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at Valley Nursing. A memorial will be planned in the future when family members are together. Condolences may be sent to: www.adamsfunerals.com.

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Sheila Diane Morrison

It is of great sadness to report that Mrs. Sheila Diane Morrison, 68, of Hiddenite, passed away on Friday, November 9, 2018 at Carolina Caring Hospice House. Sheila was born on July, 27, 1950, in Alexander County, to the late Jerry and Pauline Presnell. She loved the beach and Christmas time. Above all else, she…

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Paulette “Margaret” Humphries Hefner

Paulette “Margaret” Humphries Hefner, 64, of Taylorsville, formally of Hickory, passed away on Friday, November 9, 2018. She was born on June 8, 1954, in Shelby, the daughter of the late Burgess and Beulah Robinson Humphries. Margaret was a member of Mountain View Mennonite Church. Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Michael…

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Harold Johnson Bebber

Harold Johnson Bebber, 85, of Hopewell Church Road, Hiddenite, passed away on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at Gordon Hospice House in Statesville. Mr. Bebber was born January 14, 1933, in Alexander County, the son of the late Van Dorn Bebber and Estelle Johnson Bebber. He was a US Navy veteran, who served in the Korean…

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Mailon “Nick” Deforrest Nichols

Mailon “Nick” Deforrest Nichols, 84, of Taylorsville, went home on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at his residence. He was born on July 10, 1934, in Wilkes County, the son of the late Winfiel and Annie Dancy Nichols. Nick was a graduate of Millers Creek High School in Wilkes. After graduation, he joined the US Air…

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Forrest Fred Morgan Jr.

Forrest Fred Morgan Jr., 61, of Taylorsville, passed away on Monday, November 5, 2018 at Catawba Valley Hospice. He was born on September 23, 1957, in Catawba County, to the late Forrest Fred and Margaret Shirley Little Morgan Sr. In his spare time, Forrest enjoyed the outdoors, watching nature and feeding the birds and squirrels…

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James Kenny Mitchell

James Kenny Mitchell, 78, of Hiddenite, passed away on Monday, November 5, 2018 at Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born on June 16, 1940, in Alexander County, to the late James Arthur Mitchell and Agnes Benge Mitchell. He was a retired cable maker for CommScope Catawba and attended Victory Baptist Church. Mr. Mitchell…

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