September 21, 2020

Area Obituaries

Randall Ray Rector

Randall Ray Rector, 82, of Taylorsville, passed away at Gordons Hospice on Thursday, September 17, 2020. Randall was the son of the late Charlie Ray Rector and Blanche Williams Stewart in Alexander County. Randall was of the Christian faith. He enjoyed fishing, NASCAR, and collecting antiques. In addition to his parent, Randall was preceded in…

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Roger Lee Hubbard

Roger Lee Hubbard, 63, of Taylorsville, passed away on September 16, 2020 at Catawba Valley Memorial Center. Roger was the son of the late Johnny and Betty Louise Childers Hubbard. Roger was a member of Little River Baptist Church and will be remembered for selling produce at his stand. He enjoyed racing go-carts with his…

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Cindy Harwood

Cindy Harwood passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at Catawba Valley Medical Center from COVID-19. She was preceded in death by her dear parents, William and Kelda Moore. She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Andrew Harwood; her sister, Susan DiMauro (husband JT DiMaruo and son Kellam DiMauro); her son, Brandon Harwood (wife…

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James (Mac) Horace McCall III

James (Mac) Horace McCall III, 72, of Taylorsville, passed away Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. Born January 24, 1948, in High Point, he was the son of the late James Horace McCall, Jr. and Helen Scott McCall. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kelsie…

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Muriel “Memaw” Hope Yancey Jenkins

Muriel “Memaw” Hope Yancey Jenkins, 90, of Stony Point, passed away in her home on Monday, September 14, 2020 after an extended illness. She was born in Catawba County on Tuesday, November 5, 1929, the daughter of the late Mr. Scott Yancey and Mrs. Juanita Bolden Yancey Hughes. Muriel was a 1950 graduate of Davis…

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Karen Arndt McClure

Karen Arndt McClure, 64, of Taylorsville, passed away on Monday, September 14, 2020 at Catawba Valley Medical Center following a brief illness. Karen was born July 22, 1956, in Alexander County, the daughter of the late George Arndt and Elizabeth Kirkpatrick Arndt. Earlier in life, Karen was a teacher, but later, after children, she was…

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Joseph “Joe” Preston Blankenship

Joseph “Joe” Preston Blankenship, 63, of Hiddenite, passed away at Kindred Hospital on Monday, September 14, 2020. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Chapman Funeral Home at a later date. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family by visiting our website at www.chapmanfuneralhome.com.

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Karen Dulaney

Karen Dulaney, 64, of Hiddenite, passed away at her home on Monday, September 14, 2020 after an extended illness. There are no formal arrangements at this time. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family by visiting our website at www.chapmanfuneralhome.com.

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Rex Isaac Minton, Sr.

Rex Isaac Minton, Sr., born on August 3, 1954, went home to be with his Lord and Savior early Monday morning, September 14, 2020. Rex fought a courageous battle with lung disease and was comforted by family, nurses, and neighbors in his final days at home. Rex was preceded in death by his parents, Isaac…

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Doris Deal Russell

Doris Deal Russell, 88, of Statesville, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Autumn Care of Statesville following a lengthy illness. Doris was born September 9, 1932, in Alexander County, the daughter of the late Howard Deal and Estelle Deal of Taylorsville. She excelled academically at Taylorsville High School, Mitchell…

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