February 26, 2020

Area Obituaries

Antonio Hernandez

Antonio Hernandez, 54, of Stony Point, passed away at his residence on Saturday, February 8, 2020. Chapman Funeral Home is handling local arrangements. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Hernandez Family by visiting our website at www.chapmanfuneralhome.com.

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Nancy Johnson Nance

Nancy Johnson Nance, 86, of Taylorsville, passed away at her residence on Friday, February 7, 2020. The funeral service will be held at a later date. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Nance Family by visiting our website at www.chapmanfuneralhome.com.

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Janice Mae Wallace Bowman

Janice Mae Wallace Bowman, 79, of Conover, passed away on February 7, 2020. Born to the late William and Sophia Looper Jolly, Sr. of Alexander County, Janice was a member of East Taylorsville Baptist Church, loved her yard, working in her flowers, doing crossword puzzles, and loved her grandchildren. Church was always very important to…

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Bethany Esther Amira Mecimore

After a short visit on earth, Bethany Esther Amira Mecimore (Baby Beam) went home to live with Jesus in Heaven on the day of her birth, February 7, 2020. She has many relatives already there to meet her, the most recent being her grandfather, Raymundo Geroldoy of the Philippines, and great Aunt Betty of Granite…

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Beatrice Abernathy

Beatrice Abernathy, 95, of Hickory, died Thursday, February 6, 2020 at Frye Regional Medical Center. Born Thursday, November 6, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Elbert and Gerthie Griffey. Survivors include three daughters, Claudia Drum of Hudson, Emma Townsend of Vale, and Brenda Miller of Newton; and two sons, Lowell Abernathy of Hickory,…

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Carol Bumgarner Foster

Carol Bumgarner Foster was born September 13, 1937, in Kannapolis, to A. B. and Ellen Bumgarner. She passed away February 6, 2020. Carol was a long standing member of Orsino Baptist Church in Merritt Island, Florida. Most recently, after moving to Texas to be near her daughter, she enjoyed the fellowship at Cass County Cowboy…

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Cindy Hixon Wilson

Cindy Hixon Wilson, 59, of Hiddenite, passed away on Wednesday, February 5, 2020. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Cindy’s name to Chapman Funeral Home, 158 Stony Point School Rd., Stony Point, NC 28678 to assist with expenses.…

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Kim Myers McCoy

Kim Myers McCoy, 64, of Statesville, passed away at Valley Nursing Center in Taylorsville on February 2, 2020. Born to the late William and Nell Clarke McCoy of Iredell County, Kim overcame medical obstacles from birth, she had a total of 48 major surgeries. At the age of 30, she had had a major surgery…

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Michael “Poppy” Grogan

Michael “Poppy” Grogan, 51, of Two Jimmy’s Lane, Taylorsville, left this world for his Heavenly home on Thursday, January 30, 2020. Michael was born May 10, 1968, in Richmond, Virginia, the son of Paul Grogan, Sr. and the late Darlene Meadows Grogan. He had worked in construction for most of his working career. He was…

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Jerry “Vashti” Lee Childers

Jerry “Vashti” Lee Childers, 78, of Taylorsville, passed away at his residence on January 28, 2020 surrounded by his loved ones. Born to the late Hub and Pauline Goble Childers of Alexander County, Jerry worked as an upholster in the furniture industry. He was a member of White Plains Baptist Church, enjoyed woodworking, and coaching…

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