February 27, 2020

Area Obituaries

Robert “Bob” Doughton Pennell

Robert “Bob” Doughton Pennell, 93, of Marsh Patterson Lane, Hiddenite, passed away Friday, February 14, 2020 at Accordius Health Nursing Home in Statesville. Robert was born June 30, 1926, in Alexander County, the son of the late Grover Pennell and Mary Thomas Pennell. He was a US Navy veteran, who had served during WW II.…

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Billie Collins

Billie Collins, 70, of Taylorsville, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2020 at her residence. Billie was born October 9, 1950, in West Virginia, the daughter of the late William Mullins and Ruby Damron. She had worked as a caregiver and was a member of Millersville Baptist Church. Including her parents, she was preceded in…

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Deby Cox

Deby Cox, 61, of Fair Acres Lane, Taylorsville, passed away Thursday, February 13, 2020 at Forsyth Medical Center. Deby was born on May 22, 1958, in Columbus, Georgia, the daughter of the late Billy Joe Roberts and Elizabeth Roberts. She was retired and was of the Christian faith. She loved her grandchildren and loved her…

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Joe James

Joe James, 88, of the Sugar Loaf Community, Taylorsville, passed away in Caldwell Hospice on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. Born May 28, 1931 to the late Perry Lee and Hessie Coffee James, in Wilkes County, he was a graduate of Taylorsville High School. Mr. James also received a Certificate in Corrections from East Carolina University.…

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Jerry “Steve” Johnson

Jerry “Steve” Johnson, 73, of Hiddenite, passed away at his home on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. He was born to Robert Johnson and Betty Mary Kennedy Ball, in Surry County. Steve, after retiring from the Air Force having served during the Vietnam era and attaining the rank as a Senior Master Sergeant, worked at Craftmaster…

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Tony Austin Gant

Tony Austin Gant, 42, of Shasta Lake City, California, formerly of Stony Point, passed away on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at his home. Tony was born September 1, 1977, the son of Johnny A. and Carol S. Gant of Taylorsville. Tony was known for his jovial nature and good humor. He enjoyed volunteering his time…

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Kenneth Lee Austin

Kenneth Lee Austin, 67, of Taylorsville, passed away at his home on February 11, 2020. Born to the late Walter Theodore and Marie Little Austin, in Catawba County, he worked for the NC Department of Transportation in Alexander County as a motor grader operator and was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. Kenneth was an…

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Hubert Douglas Calloway

Hubert Douglas Calloway, 67, of Taylorsville, went home to be with his Lord on February 10, 2020. He was born to the late William McKinley and Rose Howell Calloway in Wilkes County. Those left to cherish the memories of Hubert include a daughter, Shanay Parsons (Ashley) of Taylorsville; two sons, Brad Banner (Kristy) of Greensboro,…

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Joan Dale Edwards Caviness

Joan Dale Edwards Caviness, 81, passed away on Monday, February 10, 2020 at Valley Nursing Center. Joan was born June 6, 1938, in Mecklenburg County, the daughter of the late Clemon Alexander Edwards and Elizabeth Marie Nance Edwards. She was a homemaker and of the Methodist faith. Including her parents, she was preceded in death…

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Cpl. Donald G. Carpenter US Army (Retired)

Cpl. Donald G. Carpenter US Army (Retired) passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 9, 2020 surrounded by his loving family at Wake Forest Baptist Health-Wilkes Medical Center. He had been in declining health for three years and was critically ill for one month. Mr. Carpenter was born June 9, 1931 in Webster Springs, West Virginia,…

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