May 21, 2019

Area Obituaries

Lindsey Lee Kirby, Sr.

Lindsey Lee Kirby, Sr. 88, of the Bethlehem Community, passed away unexpectedly on May 11, 2019 after a period of declining health. Born September 23, 1930 to the late Horace Kirby, Sr. and Esther Deal Kirby at their home in Dudley Shoals (Caldwell County), Lindsey and his family were dairy farmers for 54 years in…

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James “Nickey” Treadway

James “Nickey” Treadway, 71, of Taylorsville, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at his home after an extensive illness. Mr. Treadway was born December 2, 1947 to his parents, Reverend Buster Treadway and Evelyn Barlowe Treadway. Mr. Treadway attended numerous churches including Mountain View Baptist, East Hudson Baptist, Living Waters Fellowship, and Cornerstone Covenant Church.…

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Dennis Eugene VanHorn

Dennis Eugene VanHorn, 69, of Bethlehem, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Born to the late William and Mary Helen VanHorn, Dennis served in the U.S. Navy and was retired from General Motors auto industry. He was a very charismatic man, loved camping and hunting, and believed in working hard. Along…

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Kenneth Wayne Houck

Kenneth Wayne Houck, 59, passed away Sunday, May 7, 2019 at Frye Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. Kenneth was born September 24, 1959, in Alexander County, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Houck. He worked for Century Furniture. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Ricky…

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Steve Wilkinson Wellman

Steve Wilkinson Wellman, 63, of Taylorsville, passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte. He was born February 13, 1956, in Alexander County, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Wellman. Steve attended Philadelphia United Methodist Church and was employed by Nelson Boston Body Shop. Preceding Mr. Wellman in death, in addition…

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Earl Allen Travis

Earl Allen Travis, 71, passed away at his residence in Claremont on May 6, 2019. He was born to the late Paul and Edna Mae Travis on February 10, 1948. Those left to cherish his memories include a daughter, Kelly Hefner of Taylorsville; two sons, Scott Travis of Claremont, and Randy Travis of Hiddenite; two…

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Francis “Frank” Hanna

Francis “Frank” Hanna, 81, of Hickory, passed away Monday, May 6, 2019 at Frye Regional Medical Center. Mr. Hanna was born May 1, 1938, in York, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Lloyd Hanna and Mabel Ann Doyle Hanna. He was a US Army veteran and was of the Baptist faith. He had worked for…

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Annie Mae Patterson

On Monday, May 6, 2019 at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care in Lenoir, Mrs. Annie Mae Patterson, 98, peacefully went home to be with our Lord and Savior. Annie Mae was the daughter of the late Henrietta and Will Anderson. She was born in Dickenson County, Virginia on July 16, 1920. In addition to her…

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Lorene Greer Rhymer

Lorene Greer Rhymer, 77, of Stony Point, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Catawba Valley Medical Center after a long battle with various health issues. Lorene was born September 19, 1941, in McDowell County, West Virginia, to Edna Ellen Greer of Jefferson and the late…

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Charlotte Arlene Gibson Bowman

Charlotte Arlene Gibson Bowman, 81, of Taylorsville, left this world for her eternal destination in Heaven on Friday, May 3, 2019. She was born July 30, 1937, in Culloden, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Forrest and Reathel Gibson. She was a wonderful Mother, Grandma Charlotte, Granny, and Nanny to her grandchildren and all…

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