April 10, 2020

Area Obituaries

Anne M. Bowles

Anne M. Bowles, 102, of Taylorsville, born August 31, 1917, died Thursday, March 19, 2020. The matriarch of our family and the love of our lives passed into her glorious home with the Lord. She was preceded in death by parents, Lon and Victoria Meadows, five brothers and three sisters. She was married to Guy…

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Wakefield Bentley

On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, Wakefield Bentley departed this earth and took his heavenly journey toward home. Wakefield was born November 11, 1932. He grew up in Alexander County and graduated from Taylorsville High School. In 1953, he joined the United States Army where he proudly served as a Sergeant to the S Company 53rd…

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Charles Eugene Shook, Sr.

Charles Eugene Shook, Sr., 79, of Taylorsville, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. He was surrounded by his family over the days before his passing. He was born February 14, 1941, in Alexander County, the son of the late Robert “Glenn” Shook…

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Lottie Davis

Lottie Davis, 102, of All Healing Springs Road, Taylorsville, passed away Monday, March 16, 2020 at Trinity Ridge in Hickory. Lottie was born September 13, 1917, in Alexander County, the daughter of the late Sherman Bumgarner and Carrie Munday Bumgarner. She had worked as a supervisor for Bell South Phone Company in her earlier years…

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Forrest Combs Sr.

Forrest Combs Sr., 96, of Statesville, passed away on Monday, March 16, 2020. He was born Tuesday, September 11, 1923 in Iredell County. He retired from JC Steele & Sons after more than 48 years of service. He served in the Marine Corps during World War II. There are no formal arrangements at this time.…

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Billy Jack “Bubba” Pierce

Billy Jack “Bubba” Pierce, 40, of Dogwood Hill Lane, Taylorsville, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at his home. Bubba was born September 24, 1979, in Iredell County, the son of Sandra Stevenson Hodge of Taylorsville and Billy Eugene Pierce. He had worked as a correctional officer and was a fire fighter, where…

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Charles Bryson Williams

Charles Bryson Williams, 76, of Taylorsville, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Born April 22, 1943, in Burke County, he was the son of the late Evert Williams and Mary Lorene Sweezy Fox. During his career, Charles was employed at Ellis Hosiery in Hickory. He was an…

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Chalma Watts Barker

Chalma Watts Barker, 80, of Sterling Lane, Taylorsville, entered into eternal rest on March, 13, 2020, at her home, surrounded by family and friends. Chalma was born on October 2, 1939, in Alexander County, the daughter of the late Chester Field Watts and Mildred Stokes Watts. Chalma attended Happy Plains High School, Taylorsville, and Secretarial…

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Anthony Rodney Gibson

Anthony Rodney Gibson, 55, of Lower Lane, Taylorsville, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 13, 2020 at his residence. Anthony was born May 10, 1964, in Hamlin, West Virginia, the son of the late Phyllis Deloris Gibson Mullins. He was of the Baptist faith. Including his mother, he was preceded in death by his grandparents,…

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Dale Sides

Dale Sides, 65, of Hickory, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at his residence. Born August 10, 1954, he was the son of William Frederick Sides Sr. and Mary Peile Sides. He was a graduate of Lenoir Rhyne College and taught and coached at the North…

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