June 21, 2018

Area Obituaries

Ruth Eloise Queen Little

Ruth Eloise Queen Little, 96, of Taylorsville, left this world for her heavenly home on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at the Brian Center in Hickory. She was born February 13, 1922, in Burke County, the daughter of the late Joe and Sally Keever Queen. Ruth was a loving mother, grandmother, and friend to all. While…

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Cozby Juanita Starnes

Cozby Juanita Starnes, 92, of Hickory, passed away on June 17, 2018. Born on June 4, 1926, in Alexander County, she was the daughter of the late Perry and Hannah Icenhour Hefner. Cozby was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, and sister. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Taylorsville.…

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Millard Ree “Buddy” Patterson

Millard Ree “Buddy” Patterson, 94, passed away at his home, in Hiddenite, on June 17, 2018 following a period of declining health. Born February 3, 1924, in Alexander County, he was the son of the late William Allie Patterson, Sr. and Lola Gwaltney Patterson. He married Jenny McLelland Patterson on November 12, 1943, and they…

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James “Jamie” Eric Fox

James “Jamie” Eric Fox, 47, of Taylorsville, passed unexpectedly on Saturday, June 16, 2018. He is the son of Steve and Nancy Fox. Jamie was employed with the Catawba County Department of Transportation as a supervisor. A successful businessman, he owned a landscaping company for 10 years. He was a member at Oxford Baptist Church…

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Florence King Goins

Florence King Goins, 83, of Albemarle, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2018 in Bethany Woods Nursing Center. Her funeral will be at 12 Noon on Monday, June 18, 2018 in the Stanly Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Beaver officiating. Burial will follow in the Palmerville Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Stanly Funeral…

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Laura Nell Keaton

Laura Nell’s work here is done. On Friday, June 15, 2018, she received a call, the sort of call she couldn’t refuse. It was a call for an appointment from which she will not be returning. This appointment comes with an incredible benefit – a reunion with family and friends, some of which she has…

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Jeffrey Duane Parkhurst

Jeffrey Duane Parkhurst, 62, of Taylorsville, died unexpectedly on Friday, June 15, 2018. He was the son of Charles and Dolores Parkhurst. Jeff will be best remembered as the Service Manager of the former Hickory Marine Sales where he worked for 35 years. He loved the lake, boating, fishing, and racing. Jeff was preceded in…

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Jacqueline (Jackie) Lackey Teague

Jacqueline (Jackie) Lackey Teague, 84, of Hiddenite, was called home by her Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, June 14, 2018. Mrs. Teague was born on April 11, 1934, in Alexander County, the daughter of Bron and Edna Lackey. Jackie was a talented artist. She painted many oil paintings, giving them away to her family. Her…

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Doris T. Watts

Doris T. Watts, 89, of Taylorsville, passed away on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in a caring and loving community, at the Brian Center Home in Gastonia. Doris was born October 6, 1928 in Rockingham. She worked in textiles till she became a stay at home mom/nanny. Doris was a kind, loving Christian lady and she…

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Bobby Lee Barnes

Bobby Lee Barnes, 76, of Hiddenite, passed away at his residence on June 12, 2018 after a period of declining health. Bobby was born February 25, 1942, in Alexander County, to the late Challie Theodore and Theresa Thelma Smith Barnes. Bobby had retired from Gulf State Paper with 30 years of service. He was preceded…

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