Rita Brown Mash, 66


Rita Brown Mash, age 66 of Taylorsville, passed away at her home Tuesday afternoon, September 16, 2014, following an illness.  Rita was born on February 2, 1948 to the late Jesse Lee and Viola Smith Brown.  She had been a bus driver for the Alexander County School system and also worked at Burger Basket for some 30 years.

Those loved ones left to cherish her memory are her husband Carl Mash of the home, and three sons: Steven Mash and wife, Rebecca; Billy Mash, and Jeremy Mash. Two grandchildren:  Brandon Mash and Sharon Barlow and husband A.J.  Three great-grandchildren:  Emily, Madison, and Allison Barlow.  Two nephews:  Michael and Jeff Brown. One niece: Sonya Echerd. Three sister-in-laws: Lucille Mash, Barbara Brown, and Kathy Mash Bowman and husband, Phillip; and three brother-in-laws: Ralph and wife, Nancy; Ray and Richard Mash. She also leaves behind a dear special friend, Susan Allen.

Besides her parents, those preceding her in death are two brothers: Wade Brown and Sam Brown; and one infant sister.

Visitation for Mrs. Mash will be held on Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 4:00 -5:00 pm at Alexander Funeral Service with a Memorial Service to follow at 5:00 pm. Officiates will be Rev. Earl Godfrey, Rev. Jeremy Bumgarner, and Rev. Mark Robinette


Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com

Arrangements entrusted to Alexander Funeral & Cremation Service.

Janet FoxJanet Burgess Fox, age 61, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 5, 2014 at her residence.  Janet will be celebrating her 62nd birthday in Heaven.  She was born on September, 14, 1952 in Alexander County, NC to Thomas Ross and the late Margie St. Claire Burgess.  Janet was a member of Salem Lutheran Church of Taylorsville and worked for Hickory Springs of Hiddenite for over twenty years.  She enjoyed watching the soaps, HGTV, racing, gardening and flowers, travel, shopping, the beach and loving her miracle grandson Riley.  Along with her mother she is preceded in death by a brother; Clay Thomas Burgess, two grandchildren, and first husband John Dallas Fox.

Those left to cherish her memory is daughter; Crystal Fox Sipes and husband Richard and their son Riley Dallas Laney of Taylorsville; father; Thomas Ross Burgess “yoyo”; also lifelong special friend Richard McCarter and family, sisters Rachel Barnes and husband Jones; Marlene Earp and husband Ricky, also a number of special nieces and nephews all of Taylorsville.

Visitation will be Wednesday, September 10, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. at Salem Lutheran Church in Taylorsville, NC with the funeral on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 3 p.m. Alexander Funeral Service with Rev. Gary Jennings officiating.  Burial will take place at Salem Lutheran Church after the service.  Pallbearers include; Sammy and Rodney Barnes, Bubba Pierce, Jamie Earp, Ricky McCarter Jr., and honorary pallbearer; Riley Dallas Laney Sipes.

Memorials may be made to Mental Health America, Gift Office, 2000 N. Beauregard St., 6th floor, Alexandria, VA, 22311 and/or The American Lung Association, National Office, 55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago IL., 60601.


Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.

Arrangements entrusted to Alexander Funeral & Cremation Service.

brandy  thompsonBrandy Nicole Tarlton Thompson, age 34, of Taylorsville, passed away unexpectedly at her residence on Thursday, September 4, 2014.  Born to the late Roger Hurst and Mary Darlene Rushing Hurst Tarlton, on November, 16, 1979, in Union County, NC.  She was a member of Community Christian Fellowship in Bethlehem, and was the owner and operator of Whiskey Mountain Farms as a grower for Tyson Farms.

Brandy will be remembered by all as a mother who loved her infant son with all of her heart.  Her love for the outdoors and her years at Chestnut Hunt Club, owned and operated by her grandfather will be lasting memories.

She is survived by her mother, Mary Darlene Rushing Hurst Tarlton, of Taylorsville, as well as her son Rowdy Cole Thompson.  Her maternal grandparents, Jerry and Shelby Dean Rushing of Taylorsville, will cherish her memory.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday evening, September 10, 2014 from 7;00 -9;00 p.m. at Alexander Funeral Service.  Memorial services will be held at a later date.  Inurnment will follow with the family.

Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.

Arrangements entrusted to Alexander Funeral & Cremation Service.

Florence I. Belcher Blauvelt, age 95, of Hiddenite, passed away on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the Brian Center in Statesville. She was born on January 23, 1919 in Rome, NY. Florence was retired from Parker Hanason Air Conditioning in Lyons, NY. She was of the Catholic faith and she loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting, camping, and traveling. Florence is preceded in death by her parents. Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Fredrick Harvey Blauvelt, of the home; sons: James Belcher of Raligh, NC and Richard Belcher of Florida; stepson: Harvey Blauvelt of Texas; stepdaughters: Elida Bnoy of Florida and Sherry Griffy of Tennessee; and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.


Local arrangements are being handled by Alexander Funeral Service. The funeral services will be handled by Farnsworth-Keysor Funeral Home in North Rose, NY.

Owen Braswell

Owen Augustus Braswell, age 90, of Taylorsville, passed away on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at his daughter’s house from a lengthy illness. He was born on July 4, 1924 in Whitnel, NC to the late Horace Henry and Julie Etta Kelley Braswell. Owen was a veteran and served in the US Army. He was retired from Broyhill. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Braswell along with three brothers, a sister, and 2 grandchildren. Those left to cherish his memory include 8 children: Ria Childers and husband, Steve, of Taylorsville, William (Bucky) Braswell and wife, Polly Hall of Hickory, Doris Duncan and husband, Charles of Hiddenite, Roger Braswell and wife, Beth Fogle of Taylorsville, Wanda Wike and husband, Billy of Taylorsville, Debra Burns and husband, Terry of Granite Falls, Renee Braswell Sigmon of Taylorsville and Sandra Denny and husband, Scott of Taylorsville; 21 grandchildren; 40 great grandchildren; 1 brother: Charles A. Braswell; and 1 sister: Mertha Braswell Biddy, both of Taylorsville.


Visitation will be Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm at Beulah Bapitst Church in Taylorsville, NC with the funeral to follow directly after with Rev. Brent Dula officiating. Burial will take place at Macedonia Baptist Church on Macedonia Church Rd. in Taylorsville, NC. Pallbearers include Chuck Duncan, Michael Duncan, David Byrd, Jason Mecimore, Matthew Braswell, Sonny Starnes, and Erick Braswell. Military Rites are arranged with DAV Post 8490 and Post 6 of Hudson.

Martha Webb

Martha Ann Bridges Webb, age 70, of Taylorsville, passed away on Saturday, August 30, 2014. She was born on June 19, 1944 in Summit, Ohio, to the late Broad Bridges and Mary Goode Bridges. Martha was a homemaker most of her life and was a member at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church. Those left to cherish her memory include her spouse of 52 years, David Wilber Webb; sons: Darren Webb and wife, Wendy, of Taylorsville and James Brent Webb and wife, Ruthie, of Taylorsville; brother: Don Bridges of VA; grandchild: Montanna Webb of Taylorsville; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Wednesday, September 3, 2014 from 2:30 pm to 3:45 pm at Little River Baptist Church. The funeral service will follow at 4:00 pm with the Rev. Jeff Chapman and Rev. Perry Link officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Buford Stinson Adcock, Jr., age 69, of Hendersonville, passed away on Thursday, August 28, 2014 in Hendersonville.

The visitation will be Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 9:45 am at Skyland Baptist Church. The Memorial Service will follow at 10:45 am with the Rev. David Honeycutt officiating. A graveside service will take place on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 4:30 pm at Bethlehem Baptist Church cemetery with the Rev. Kenneth Lambert officiating. In lieu of flowers, send to Skyland Baptist Church: 2115 Hendersonville Rd, Arden, NC 28704.


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