August 03, 2020

Area Obituaries

Arnesta Mallard-Lackey

Arnesta Mallard-Lackey peacefully made her earthly transition at the age of 86 on Sunday, July 19, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. She was born on January 4, 1934 to the late Fred and Elmer Mallard in Taylorsville. Arnesta was the third oldest of twelve siblings. She was educated in the Alexander County School System. While living…

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Shirley Elizabeth Mayberry Pennell

Shirley Elizabeth Mayberry Pennell, 84, of Taylorsville, passed away at Catawba Memorial Hospital on July 18, 2020. Born to the late Lloyd Richard and Mabel Catherine Duncan Mayberry, Shirley was a member at Calvary Baptist Church in Taylorsville. During her working career, she worked at Lewittes Furniture. Shirley enjoyed reading her Bible, watching Hallmark and…

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Gail Harris Passmore

Gail Harris Passmore, 60, of Lona Daniels Loop, Taylorsville, passed away on Friday, July 17, 2020 at her home. Gail was born February 23, 1960, in Iredell County, the daughter of the late Fred Harris, Sr. and Louise Summers Harris Chapman. She had worked in the furniture industry most of her life and was a…

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Doris Johnson Deane

Doris Johnson Deane, 73, of Statesville, passed away at her home on Friday, July 17, 2020. A Graveside Service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 20, 2020 at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, 11635 Statesville Rd, Union Grove, NC 28659, in Wilkes County. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family by visiting our website…

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Jeffrey Allan Little

Jeffrey Allan Little, 60, of Taylorsville, passed away at his home on July 16, 2020. He was born to Jo-Anne Mae Graham Little and the late Ralph Junior Little in Catawba County. Jeffrey was of the Baptist faith. He loved four-wheeling, all shooting sports, was considered a master mechanic and carpenter, but most of all,…

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Brenda Kay Harrington Kanipe

Brenda Kay Harrington Kanipe, 73, of Taylorsville, passed away on July 15, 2020 at Frye Regional Hospital in Hickory. She was born to the late Roby Smith Harrington and Lois Pauline Loudermilk Harrington. Brenda was of the Lutheran faith, was a cloth cutter for the retail sales industry, and retired from Walmart where she continued…

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Jimmy Lee Lambert, Jr.

Jimmy Lee Lambert, Jr. 43, of Cedar Grove went to his heavenly home on July 12th after a hard fought battle with cancer. Jimmy was born August 8, 1976, and was a resident of Alexander County until he moved to Orange County. Jimmy was a loving husband, father, son, brother, nephew and friend.  Jimmy was…

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Mary Pauline Chapman McGlamery

Mary Pauline Chapman McGlamery, 89, of Taylorsville, passed away Monday, July 13, 2020 at Valley Nursing Center. She was born Thursday, April 30, 1931, in Alexander County, to the late Edd Franklin Chapman and Vera McBride Chapman. Mary retired from Broyhill Furniture. She was an avid fan of the Tar Heels, Washington Redskins, Detroit Tigers,…

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Dorothy L. Warta

Dorothy L. Warta, 95, of Taylorsville, passed away on Monday, July 13, 2020 at Gordon Hospice House in Statesville. Dorothy was born in December 1924, in New York, the daughter of the late Joseph John Waldeck and Ernestine Esther Lowry Waldeck. She was a homemaker and also worked as a bank teller. She was a…

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Leroy Daniel Fox

Leroy Daniel Fox, age 72 of Bethlehem, passed away on Monday, July 13, 2020, at Brockford Inn Assisted Living in Granite Falls. He was the son of the late Everette and Cecil Pennell Fox. Leroy worked as a material handler in the furniture industry, attended Oakwood Baptist Church, and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Along with…

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