April 23, 2019

Area Obituaries

Susie L. Fox

Susie L. Fox, 74, of Taylorsville, passed away Friday, April 19, 2019 at Valley Nursing Center. Susie was born October 23, 1944, in Alexander County, the daughter of the late Mabel Lowman. She had worked in the furniture industry for Lewittes Furniture and, later in life, at KFC in Taylorsville. She was a member at…

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James Harold Pennell

James Harold Pennell, 90, died at Abernathy Laurels of Newton on April 18, 2019 after several years of declining health. Harold was born on March 5, 1929, the oldest child of the late James Perry Pennell and Tressie Vee Brown Pennell of Taylorsville. Harold married Helen Martha Wilson in 1950, and they resided in Lenoir…

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Michael David Prevette

Michael David Prevette, 47, of Statesville, passed away Thursday, April 18, 2019 at his home. Mr. Prevette was the son of Bryce and Kathleen Prevette. His family, wife, Nancy Bustle Prevette; children, Luke Prevette, Adam Prevette, Sally Prevette, Wesley Bordeaux, and Crystal Bordeaux; and brother, Jeff Pierce (Tonya) will hold Funeral Services on Saturday, April…

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Morene Hollar Travis

Morene Hollar Travis, 87, of Claremont, passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at her residence. Born to Clarence C. and Winnie Raby Hollar, she was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and had been an employee of Lexington Furniture as a supervisor. Morene enjoyed working in her flower beds, going to flea markets,…

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Peggy Hamby Hefner

Peggy Hamby Hefner, 77, of Northmont Road, Taylorsville, passed away Monday, April 15, 2019 at Avanta Nursing Home in Wilkesboro. Peggy was born December 20, 1941, in Wilkes County, the daughter of the late James Berchette Hamby and Ruby Triplett Hamby. She was the owner and operator of Starlite Café for over 40 years and…

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John Lee Mays

John Lee Mays, 80, of Taylorsville, passed away at his residence on Monday, April 15, 2019 following a period of declining health. Born to the late Ray E. and Bessie Lola Echerd Mays on January 16, 1939, John was a veteran of the United States Navy. Mr. Mays retired from Cargo Transport and, in retirement,…

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Joyce Annette Enloe Mellon

Joyce Annette Enloe Mellon, 39, of Taylorsville, earned her wings on April 14, 2019 at her residence. She was preceded in death by her mother, Carol Enloe, and maternal grandparents, Ruby and Perry Livingston of Taylorsville; paternal grandparents, Roy and Hester Enloe of Lenoir; and uncle, Doug Livingston of Taylorsville. She is survived by a…

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Jerry Dale Adams

Jerry Dale Adams, 66, of Emerald Lane, Hiddenite, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at Iredell Memorial Hospital. Jerry was born March 4, 1953, in Alexander County, the son of Betty Pennell Head and the late John Russell Adams. Jerry graduated from ACHS in 1972. He had worked as a truck driver for…

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Hazel Campbell Vasbinder

Hazel Campbell Vasbinder, 98, of Marlowe Road, Hiddenite, passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Gordon Hospice House. She was born on February 12, 1921, in Alexander County, the daughter of the late Melvin Noah Campbell and Francis Kerley Campbell. She had worked as a waitress in several restaurants and was of the Baptist…

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Samuel Bartram McMahon

Samuel Bartram McMahon, 76, of Stony Point, formerly of Belfast, Northern Ireland, went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family. Sam was born September 28, 1942, in Northern Ireland, to the late Samuel McMahon Sr. and Mary Agnes Scott McMahon. Those left to cherish…

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