August 19, 2019

Area Obituaries

E. Davidson Deal

E. Davidson Deal, 92, of Wayside Church Road, Taylorsville, passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at Valley Nursing Center. Mr. Deal was born January 31, 1927, in Alexander County, the son of the late Percy Deal and Hattie Bowman Deal. He graduated form Taylorsville High School and received a business degree from Clevenger Business…

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Billy Dean Burgess

Billy Dean Burgess, 65, of Stony Point, passed away on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at his home after an extended illness. Billy was born Friday, February 5, 1954, in Alexander County, to David Max Burgess and Thelma Maxine St. Claire Burgess. Billy was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Anna Reneé Burgess. Billy leaves to…

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Emogene M. Barnette

Emogene M. Barnette, 86, of Sulphur Springs Road, Hiddenite, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at Valley Nursing Center. Emogene was born July 17, 1933, in Alexander County, the daughter of the late Burgess Millsaps and Nell Campbell Millsaps. She had worked for Nationwide Insurance in Raleigh before retiring. She…

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Barbara Louise Teague

Barbara Louise Teague, 91, of Taylorsville, passed away at her residence on August 13, 2019. She was born to the late Reginald and Dorothy Weaver Jones. Mrs. Teague worked in the food services for the Mohave School System in Arizona. She was a member of the Community Christian Fellowship Church, and enjoyed gardening, crocheting, and…

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Ivan Louis Eastman

Ivan Louis Eastman, 66, of Taylorsville, passed away on Monday, August 12, 2019 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. He was born on November 25, 1952, in Fayette County, West Virginia, to the late Charles Eastman and Patricia Mae Blake Eastman Gauze. During his career, he worked as a machine operator for PGI Manufacturing in…

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Barbara Conner Kite

Barbara Conner Kite, 84, of Statesville, died Monday, August 12, 2019 at the home of her daughter, Karen. She was born September 10, 1934, in Thomasville, and was a daughter of the late L. L. Conner and Sadie Conner. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a twin brother, Lester Dean…

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Patricia “Patty Cake” Summerfield Brett

Patricia “Patty Cake” Summerfield Brett, 53, of Hepler Road, Hiddenite, passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at her residence. Patricia was born February 24, 1966, in Burlington County, New Jersey, the daughter of the late William Clark Summerfield and Dorothy Mae Culp Summerfield. She had worked as a CNA. Those left to cherish and…

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Myrna Laverne Wood Swiney

Myrna Laverne Wood Swiney, 77, of Taylorsville, passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at Frye Regional Medical Center. She was born on June 30, 1942, in Patrick County, Virginia, the daughter of the late Murray and Lillian Annabella Cockram Wood. During her career, she worked as a manager at Sears and was a member…

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David Eugene Elder, Sr.

David Eugene Elder, Sr., 70, of Taylorsville, passed away at his residence on August 9, 2019 after a period of declining health. Born to the late Donald Eugene Elder and Lucille Bentley Elder, David was a longtime member of Wayfound Baptist Church, loved fishing, working on his ‘66 Mustang, going to church, and enjoyed hanging…

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Marcell Keller Miller

Marcell Keller Miller, 75, of Hudson, passed away Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Carolina Rehab of Burke. She was born October 7, 1943, in Kings Mountain, to the late Grover Cleveland Keller and Josie Bentley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Franklin Dean Suddreth; an infant grandson,…

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