January 22, 2020

Area Obituaries

Deanna Patricia “Pat” Wike Fox

Deanna Patricia “Pat” Wike Fox, 70, of Taylorsville, passed away at her residence on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. Born to Atwell and Dorothy Harrington Wike of Alexander County, Pat was a member of Salem Lutheran Church, enjoyed being with people, and was the life of any gathering. She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and also…

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Jimmy Lane Testerman

Jimmy Lane Testerman, 53, of Statesville, passed away Thursday, January 16, 2020 at his residence. There will be no formal arrangements. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family by visiting our website at www.chapmanfuneralhome.com.

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Sally Ruth Douglas Lippard

Sally Ruth Douglas Lippard, 59, of Statesville, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at her residence. The funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at Chapman Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Stony Point Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from…

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Odessa Pauline Wike Davidson

Odessa Pauline Wike Davidson, 100, of Taylorsville, went to her heavenly home on Saturday, January 18, 2020. Odessa was born August 24, 1919, in Alexander County, the daughter of the late Vermon P. Wike and Lola Kerley Wike. She had worked at Ideal Frame Company for numerous years before retiring. She was a member of…

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Florence “Flo” June Felice

Our beautiful, caring, and loving Florence “Flo” June Felice passed away on Friday, January 17, 2020 at 82 years young. She was born Monday, June 7, 1937, in Hartford County, Connecticut to the late Gustove Charles Jehning and Lucille Helen Henzel Jehning. Flo was a selfless woman who put her family and others first. She…

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Kevin “Mark” Sipes

Kevin “Mark” Sipes, 54, of Taylorsville, passed away at his residence on January 17, 2020. Born to William Richard and Judith Bryant Sipes in Caldwell County, Mark was of the Baptist faith, was a marine mechanic, and was the owner and operator of Taylorsville Beach Boat Shop. Mark’s passion was boats. He was an avid…

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Melissa Jill Matheson

Melissa Jill Matheson, 51, of Hiddenite, passed away at her residence on January 16, 2020. Born to Linda Canter Fox in Iredell County, Melissa was a member of Rocky Face Baptist Church and a sewer in the furniture industry. Melissa was preceded in death by her mother. Those left to cherish the memories of Melissa…

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Woodrow Aldean Nicholson

Woodrow Aldean Nicholson, 85, of Statesville, passed away Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Gordon Hospice House. A Memorial Service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 19, 2020 at Chapman Funeral Home. There will be no formal visitation. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Nicholson Family by visiting our website at www.chapmanfuneralhome.com.

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Johnny Smith

Johnny Smith, 66, of Goble Road, Hiddenite, passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at his residence. Johnny was born February 23, 1953, in Alexander County, the son of the late John Ed Smith and Annie “Estelle” Haithox Smith. He was a truck driver and a member of Sulphur Springs Baptist Church. He always enjoyed…

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Graydon Eugene Sipe

Graydon Eugene Sipe, 79, of Taylorsville, passed away on January 14, 2020 at Wake Forest Medical Center. Graydon was born to Eula Norine Sipe of Alexander County. Graydon was preceded in death by his daughter, Nathalie Sipe Murphy. Graydon served in the US Army, enjoyed fishing, shooting pool, but especially loved pitching horseshoes. In addition…

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