May 27, 2020

Area Obituaries

Barbara Anne Simmons Elledge

Barbara Anne Simmons Elledge, 78, of Mocksville, formally of Statesville, passed away Monday, April 27, 2020 at Pruitt Health in Elkin. The Graveside Service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, 2430 Wilkesboro Hwy, Statesville, NC 28625. The body will lie in state from 1:00 –…

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Shirley Elizabeth Sipe

Shirley Elizabeth Sipe, 75, of Taylorsville, was welcomed to her heavenly home on Sunday, April 26, 2020. She passed peacefully, surrounded by family, after a long battle with Parkinson’s and liver cancer. Shirley was born November 28, 1944, in Wilkes County, the daughter of the late William and Jenny Jones Oxentine. She was a member…

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Johnsie Sigmon

Johnsie Sigmon, 90, of Wayfound Church Road, Hiddenite, passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2020 at Valley Nursing Center. Johnsie was born October 31, 1929, in Alexander County, the daughter of the late Perry Mitchell and Alma Mitchell Mitchell. She had retired from Broyhill Furniture after 30 plus years and was a member of Sulphur…

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Janet Edith Schoeppler

Janet Edith Schoeppler, of Shoreham, New York,  formerly of Taylorsville, died on April 25, 2020 at the age of 82 from complications of Covid-19. Janet, known as Jan to her friends, was born on June 25, 1937 in Great Neck, New York, to parents, George and Janet Shepherd. Her mother passed away when she was…

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Mary Belle Hauser Curry

It is with much regret that our family must announce the passing of our Matriarch, Mary Belle Hauser Curry, 84, of Lincolnton, passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2020 after a long battle with cancer. Mary was born June 6, 1935, in Surry County, the daughter of the late John Hauser and Jeanie Belle Edwards…

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Ruth Ann Loudermelk Kennedy

Ruth Ann Loudermelk Kennedy, 72, of Maiden, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2020 at Atrium Health in Lincolnton. Ruth was born March 4, 1948, in Catawba County, to the late Ned and Nettie Faye Baucom Loudermelk. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Steve Loudermelk. She is survived by…

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Deborah Sue Weaver

Deborah Sue Weaver, 62, of Liledoun Road, Taylorsville, passed away on Friday, April 24, 2020 at Iredell Memorial Hospital. Deborah was born August 10, 1957, in Guilford County, the daughter of the late Alexander A. Weaver, Jr. and Juanita E. Wicker Weaver. She had worked at Iredell Memorial Hospital and was of the Lutheran faith.…

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Jimmy Lynn Millsaps

Jimmy Lynn Millsaps, 79, of Statesville, passed away April 23, 2020. Born on March 16, 1941, in Alexander County, he was the son of James and Ella Harrington Millsaps. Jimmy was a truck driver for Douglas & Sons trucking, was a member of Linney’s Grove Baptist where he was a deacon and a Sunday School…

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Mark Lamar Robbins

Mark Lamar Robbins, 61, of Taylorsville, passed away peacefully April 23, 2020. Born June 4, 1958, in Catawba County, he was the son of the late Jack L. and Dorothy S. Robbins. Mark never met a stranger. He enjoyed many things, like fishing in Holden Beach, tinkering with small engines, and camping. In addition to…

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Willard Wilson Hatton

Willard Wilson Hatton, 78, of Taylorsville, passed away in Carolina Caring on Friday, April 23, 2020 following a period of declining health. Born November 1, 1941, in Alexander County, to the late Thomas Wilson and Beatrice Eda Pennell Hatton, he was of the Baptist faith. Employed by Tom Fortner Logging and Raymond Childers Lumber, he…

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