June 16, 2019

Area Obituaries

Kenith Smythe Jones, Sr.

Kenith Smythe Jones, Sr., 83, of Taylorsville, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Valley Nursing Center. Kenith was born December 18, 1935, in Fayette County, West Virginia, the son of the late George Thomas Jones, Sr. and Inez Blanch Duncan Jones. He was a US Army veteran who served in Germany as a combat…

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Vickie June Tucker Johnson

Vickie June Tucker Johnson, 64, of Statesville, passed away June 13, 2019 at home after an extended illness. She was born June 18, 1954, in Iredell County, to the late Lee Alfred and Nettie Tucker. Vickie was a homemaker and member of Victory Baptist Church, Statesville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Buddy…

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Pauline “Polly” Watts McCurry

Pauline “Polly” Watts McCurry, 89, of Leroy Road, Taylorsville, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at Carolina Caring Hospice of Sherrills Ford. She was born December 2, 1929, in Henrietta, NC, the daughter of the late Milton and Celia Ann Watts. Polly was a dedicated mother, first and…

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Jackie Brown

Jackie Brown, 71, of Conover, formally of Cleveland, Tennessee, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Jackie was born January 6, 1948, in Moultrie, Georgia, the daughter of Nolie Young Croft of Climax, Georgia, and the late Claude Croft. She had worked as an executive assistant in insurance and…

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Carlton L. Crouch

Carlton L. Crouch, 86, of Hiddenite, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at Gordon Hospice House, Statesville after an extended illness. He was born February 9, 1933, in Alexander County, to the late Mr. F. M. Crouch and Mrs. Janie Alexander Crouch. Carlton was a farmer in Hiddenite, and he was a member of Stony…

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Billy Franklin Brown

Billy Franklin Brown, 81, of Mill Hill Court, Stony Point, passed away June 10, 2019 at Autumn Care of Statesville. He was born August 3, 1937, in Wilkes County, to the late Clyde and Annie Owens Brown. He was a retired winder who had worked for General Electric. He is survived by his son, Steve…

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Marian “Kay” (Shook) Stafford

Marian “Kay” (Shook) Stafford, 67, died peacefully at her home in Taylorsville, on June 9, 2019 surrounded by her family, whom she loved. After a long battle, she finally received her new, “perfect” glorious body with her Lord in heaven. Kay was born on July 2, 1951 to Robert Shook, Sr. and Kathleen Bell Shook,…

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Tillet “Gerald” Harrington

Tillet “Gerald” Harrington, 89, of Taylorsville, passed away at his residence on June 9, 2019. Born on July 12, 1929 to the late John B. and Ida Wike Harrington, he was a member of Salem Lutheran Church. Gerald was retired from Broyhill Furniture. He enjoyed watching Braves baseball and playing music with the Dixie Ramblers…

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Todd Mitchell

Todd Mitchell, 54, of Zeb Watts Road, Taylorsville, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at his residence. Todd was born August 5, 1964, in Alexander County, the son of Jerry K. Mitchell of Hiddenite and Louise Jolly Mitchell of Hiddenite. He was a concrete refinisher. He was taught by his ex-father-in-law, the late John…

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Wayne Lee VanHorn

Wayne Lee VanHorn, 70, of Taylorsville, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2019 at Carolina Caring in Hickory after a period of declining health. He was preceded in death by his parents, the late Garlie Lee and Clara Matthews VanHorn. He was a member of Smyrna Baptist Church, loved to tinker with old clocks, and enjoyed…

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