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May 18, 2022

Area Obituaries

Sylvia Rash Rector

Sylvia Rash Rector, 77, of Hiddenite, formerly of Stony Point, went home to be with Jesus on Sunday, May 15, 2022, at Carolina Caring Catawba Valley Hospice House following an extended illness. She was born April 13, 1945, to the late Mack Leonard and Augusta Caskaddon Rash. On December 23, 1961, she married Johnny Eugene…

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Monty Roger George

Monty Roger George, 51, of Statesville, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Accordius in Statesville. Monty was born October 6, 1970, in Alexander County, the son of the late Danny Roger George and Judy Carlson George. Earlier in his life, he worked in the concrete business until he became disabled. He was a…

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Thomas Mack Deal

Thomas Mack Deal, 73, of Stony Point, passed away on Friday, May 13, 2022, at his home with his wife by his side. Thomas was born on April 20, 1949, in Alexander County. He worked several years in the construction business for CSC in Florida until he retired and came home to North Carolina. He…

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Ray “Claude” “Poppy” Fox

Ray “Claude” “Poppy” Fox, 91, passed away at Catawba Valley Medical Center on Thursday, May 12, 2022. He was born on February 3, 1931, in Alexander County, to the late James Arthur and Pearl Etta Pennell Fox. He drove a truck for several different companies including Alexander Trucking Company, Zenith, and most of all at…

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Dennis Paul Chapman

Dennis Paul Chapman, 53, of Stony Point, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at his home. Dennis was born July 15, 1968, in Iredell County, the son of the late David Paul Chapman and Linda Keever Chapman. He worked for Wesley Hall Furniture in Hickory and was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed…

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Daniel Ray Brown

Daniel Ray Brown, 42, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. He was born August 29, 1979, in Charleston, West Virginia, to Leslie Ray and Peggy Hill Brown. During his working career, he was a self-employed poultry farmer. He loved taking care of his family, going hunting with his dad and brother,…

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Benny Mack Kerley

Benny Mack Kerley, 85, of Hiddenite, passed away May 10, 2022, at Gordon Hospice House in Statesville. Benny was born March 24, 1937, in Alexander County, to the late Mack Little Kerley and Myra Benfield Kerley. Benny was in the US Army and worked for the Dept. of Transportation. Benny loved racing. He was a…

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Reverend Ervel Raymond Jones

Reverend Ervel Raymond Jones was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, friend, and a devoted follower of Jesus Christ. He left this world suddenly on May 7, 2022, at the age of 81. Ervel was born in his home in Welch, West Virginia, on September 22, 1940, to Raymond and Thelma Jones. He…

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Andrew James Palmer

Andrew James Palmer, 72, of Taylorsville, passed away on Friday, May 6, 2022, at his home. Andrew was born December 3, 1949, in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, the son of the late Robert Palmer and Elsie Jean Back Palmer. He graduated from Lake Erie College in Ohio with two bachelor degrees in History and Business. He…

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Cynthia Lu “Cindy” (Chapman) Eurey

Cynthia Lu “Cindy” (Chapman) Eurey, sometimes affectionately called “Cindy Lu,” was surrounded by her three children, Tia, Kelli, and Israel as she transitioned to be with her Savior on May 4, 2022. Cindy was born on June 28, 1954, to David and Wilma Chapman of Taylorsville. She adored her parents and her six siblings and…

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