July 23, 2019

Area Obituaries

Clydie Goforth Rector

Mrs. Clydie Goforth Rector, age 75, of Millersville Road, Taylorsville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, July 14, 2019, at her residence. Clydie was born January 31, 1944 in Catawba County, the daughter of the late Clyde William Goforth and Betty Lowe Goforth. She had worked in office…

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Jimmie Gregory

Jimmie Gregory, age 75, of Hiddenite, passed away on Saturday, July 13, 2019, at the V. A. Hospital in Asheville. A graveside service will be conducted Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. in the Oakwood Cemetery with military rites. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Chapman Funeral Home prior to the…

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Willie Mae Presnell

Willie Mae Julia Presnell, passed away July 13, 2019, at her home, surrounded by her loved ones. She was born August 11, 1924, in Alexander County, daughter of the late Manuel and Sadie Payne Presnell. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She worked at the Irene Cotton Mill, Carolina Glove, and retired from…

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Joseph Monroe Woodring

Joseph Monroe Woodring, 63, formerly of Taylorsville, passed away in Knoxville, Tennessee on Saturday, July 13, 2019. Born September 29, 1955, to the late Crowson Daniel and Ruby Catherine Keller Woodring, and before becoming disabled, he was employed by the NCDOT. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include twin brothers, Mark and Mack Woodring,…

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Clyde Uriah Dyson, Sr.

Clyde Uriah Dyson, Sr., age 80, of Emma’s Garden Lane, Taylorsville, passed away on Friday, July 12, 2019, at Valley Nursing Center. Clyde was born October 15, 1938, in Alexander County, the son of the late Otto Dewey Dyson and Emma Jean Smith Dyson. He was the owner and operator of Dyson Auto Sales and…

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Douglas Lee Rider

Douglas Lee Rider, 72, of the Bethlehem Community, passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at his residence. Douglas was born July 22, 1946, in Buffalo, New York, the son of the late Edward Rider and Evelyn Chase Rider. He was a US Marine veteran. Douglas was the owner and operator of Rider Towing and…

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Nita Pyatt Wagoner

Nita Pyatt Wagoner, 97, of Taylorsville, passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Arbor Acres United Methodist Retirement Community in Winston-Salem. She was born September 30, 1921, in McDowell County, the daughter of the late John Sam Pyatt and Etta Holland Pyatt. Mrs. Wagoner graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne College in Hickory and taught in the…

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Lawrence Stephen “Steve” Kelsoe

Lawrence Stephen “Steve” Kelsoe, 62, of Taylorsville, passed away at his residence on July 3, 2019. He was born to the late Kermit Kelsoe and Joyce Barnes Hodge. Steve served in the U.S. Army from 1977 until 1980 and was last stationed at Fort Richard, Alaska. He worked in the shipping department in the furniture…

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Henrietta C. Howell

Henrietta C. Howell, 82, of West Jay Drive, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 in Iredell Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. She was born on August 28, 1936, in Alexander County, to the late Eliza Watts Moser and late Harold M. Moser. She joined Macedonia at an early age, but at the…

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Elaine Carolyn Smith

Elaine Carolyn Smith, 75, passed away on July 2, 2019 at Carolina Caring of Catawba County after a short period of illness. Elaine was born to the late Cloyde and Jewell Smith. She was a member at Antioch Baptist Church. Those left to cherish the memories of Elaine include a son, Jeff, and a daughter,…

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