July 28, 2021

Area Obituaries

Shirley (Button) Levan

Shirley (Button) Levan, 66, of Hiddenite, earned her angel wings on Monday, July 26, 2021. Button retired from CommScope after 25 years of service. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Button was the first woman in Alexander County to hit the ball out of the stadium for a home run in high school…

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Clarence Edward “Bud” Cunningham

Clarence Edward “Bud” Cunningham, 63, of Statesville, passed away Sunday, July 25, 2021, at home. Bud lived in Stony Point most of his life and was a handyman until the day he died. He was born December 4, 2021, in Granite Falls, to the late Lewis Cunningham and wife Merle Stringfield Terry Cunningham. Bud is…

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Timothy “Sid” Wayne Byers

Timothy “Sid” Wayne Byers, 63, of Taylorsville, passed away on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at his home. He was born September 14, 1957, in Catawba County, the son of Wayne M. Byers and the late Ann Bowman Byers. He was a self-employed mason and of the Lutheran faith. He was an avid hunter, enjoyed fishing,…

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Samuel “Sam” Monroe Wike

Samuel “Sam” Monroe Wike, 88, of Taylorsville, passed away on Saturday, July 24, 2021, after a long period of declining health. Sam was born on August 19, 1932, in Alexander County, to the late Poly Crouse and Mary Elizabeth Russell Wike. Sam was a Supply Room supervisor in the textile industry for many years up…

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Anna Belle Barker Loudermilk

Anna Belle Barker Loudermilk, 96, of Taylorsville, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday morning, July 23, 2021, after a long period of declining health. Anna was born on March 19, 1925, to the late Dewey Watson and Belle Barker in Gaston County. Anna worked as an assistant school teacher in Alexander County and…

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Colleen Clementine Hubbard McDuffie

Colleen Clementine Hubbard McDuffie, 94, of Taylorsville, passed away at her home on Friday, July 23, 2021. Colleen was born Saturday, June 4, 1927, to the late Daniel “Calloway” Hubbard and Lydia Treadway Hubbard. Colleen enjoyed sewing, walking, and her grandkids. In addition to her parents, Colleen was preceded in death by her husband, Joe…

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Dolly “Dollie” Bea Howell

Dolly “Dollie” Bea Howell, 89, of Taylorsville, passed away on Friday, July 23, 2021, at Sherrills Ford Hospice House. She was born March 30, 1932, in Alexander County, the daughter of the late Lindsay “Pink” Howell and Annie Mae Hays Howell. She was a CNA and a member of St. John Baptist. She enjoyed doing…

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Elizabeth “Lib” Ann Campbell Gilreath

Elizabeth “Lib” Ann Campbell Gilreath, age 85, of Hiddenite, passed away on Thursday, July 22, 2021, at Gordon Hospice House. She was born December 20, 1935, in Alexander County, the daughter of the late Charlie Campbell and Lucy Campbell Campbell. She was a poultry farmer and a member of Linney’s Grove Baptist Church. She enjoyed…

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Helen P. Absher

Helen P. Absher, age 87, of Piney Creek and Taylorsville, NC, passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at Hospice of the Piedmont, High Point, NC. Helen was born February 19, 1934, in Ashe County, NC, to the late Arthur Lee and Nona Howell Powers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by…

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Edward O. Worley

Edward O. Worley, age 80, of Taylorsville, passed away on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at Frye Regional Medical Center. Ed was born December 26, 1940, in Catawba County, the son of the late Claude Worley and Mable Price Worley. He had retired from the furniture industry and was of the Baptist faith. He loved to…

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