December 06, 2019

Area Obituaries

Franklin “Bunny” Delano Rimmer

Franklin “Bunny” Delano Rimmer, 86, of Stony Point, passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at Gordon Hospice House. The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Rocky Hill Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Military Rites will be provided by Harmony American Legion Post 113. The…

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Wayne Eugene Wooten

Wayne Eugene Wooten, 78, of Hiddenite, passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at his residence. Born to the late James Long and Bernice McNeely Wooten on March 17, 1941, in Iredell County, Wayne was an active member of the community and an ultimate “Renaissance Man.” Wayne was knowledgeable and interested in art, music, literature,…

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Deidra Beth Mays Locklear

Deidra Beth Mays Locklear, 53, of Taylorsville, passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2019 in Frye Regional Medical Center. Born on January 16, 1966, in Alexander County, to the late Lynn Daniel and Maxine Dora Stafford Mays, she was a member of Friendship Lutheran Church. Deidra was Broker Manager for Sunbelt Trucking before health forced…

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Rebekah “Becky” Hunsucker Hill

Rebekah “Becky” Hunsucker Hill, 91, of Durham, formally of Stony Point, passed away on Thursday, November 28, 2019 at Duke University Hospital after a brief illness. Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, December 1, 2019 at Pisgah U.M.C. Rev. Mike Duncan will officiate. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery. The family…

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Kindola Fox Dagenhart Ford

Kindola Fox Dagenhart Ford, 95, of Taylorsville, passed away on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 following a brief illness. She was born on January 16, 1924, in Alexander County, the only daughter of the late Jake Fox and Lona Bowman Fox. She grew up alongside her late brother, Clifford Elmore Fox, at Millersville Village. It was…

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Rodney “RaRa” Lee Herman

Rodney “RaRa” Lee Herman, 59, of Ned Herman Road, Taylorsville, passed away Sunday, November 24, 2019 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. Rodney was born May 12, 1960, in Alexander County, the son of the late Ned Clayton Herman and Kay Keller Herman. He was a cattle and poultry farmer and a member of Mt. Herman…

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Andrew Willard Dickerson, Sr.

Andrew Willard Dickerson, Sr., 77, of Lenoir, passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at Gateway Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Lenoir. Andrew was born September 18, 1942, in Vance County, the son of the late Andrew Jackson Dickerson and Annie Collier Dickerson Teague. He was a truck driver and of the Christian faith. He was…

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Cola “Jimmy” Ayers

Cola “Jimmy” Ayers, 54, of Statesville, passed away on Friday, November 22, 2019 at his residence. The family will hold a private Memorial Service at at later date. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family by visiting our website at www.chapmanfuneralhome.com.

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Mardesa I. Barnes

Mardesa I. Barnes, 73, of Lin Adams Lane, Taylorsville, passed away on Friday, November 22, 2019 at Frye Regional Medical Center following declining health for several years. Mardesa was born February 14, 1946, in Alexander County, to the late Q.T. Icenhour and Juna Viola Icenhour. She was a housewife and poultry farmer. She was a…

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Margaret Gallimore

Margaret Gallimore, 74, of Newton, passed away Thursday, November 21, 2019 at Valley Nursing Center. Margaret was born February 4, 1945, in Ashe County, the daughter of the late Roy Benjamin Roark and Stella Gaye Woods Roark. She had worked for Bali Sara Lee in Statesville. She was of the Baptist faith. Those left to…

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