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Margaret Starnes

Margaret Icard Starnes, age 84, of Granite Falls, passed away on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Caldwell Hospice in Hudson. She was born on February 13, 1930 in Alexander County to the late Ernest Icard and Gladys Fox Icard. Margaret was a homemaker, helping to operate the family-owned farm with her husband, where they raised tobacco, beef cattle, and small grain crops. She was a member of Dudley Shoals Baptist Church, where she taught children’s Sunday School, and was a member of the choir. Margaret was also a member of the ladie’s circle. Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by one brother: Lloyd Icard; and one sister: Ruth Icard Snyder. Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Alden E. Starnes of the home who served as a Caldwell County Commissioner for 34 years; an only son: Vaughn Starnes, who was the light of her life and serves as Chief of Surgery at the University of Southern California, and his wife, Julie, of Pasadena, CA; grandchildren: Kristen Ott and husband, Jeff, of Houston, TX, Ashley Pharris, and husband, Jon, of Newport, CA, Margaret Roubard and husband, Julien, of Los Angeles, CA, and Andrew Starnes of Irvine, CA; 10 great grandchildren; sister: Alice Sanniota; brothers: Frank Icard and Carrol Icard; special friends: Keith and Shirley Sims of Granite Falls; and a number of nieces and nephews.

 

Visitation will be held Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Dudley Shoals Baptist Church. The funeral service will be Friday, August 22, 2014 at 3:00 pm at Dudley Shoals Baptist Church with Pastor Gordon West and Pastor Don Ingle officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers include Andrew Starnes, Mike Sims, Joe Sims, Phil Icard, Patrick Starnes, and Michael Icard. Memorials may be made to Dudley Shoals Baptist Church: 1882 Dudley Shoals Rd; Granite Falls, NC 28630.

Karl Jarrell

Karl Wiley Jarrell, Jr, age 71, of Taylorsville, departed this earth for his divine appointment with the King of Kings on Friday, August 8, 2014 at his residence under hospice care. He was born on December 10, 1942 in Baltimore, MD to the late Karl Wiley Jarrell, Sr and Naomi May Kertcher Jarrell. Karl served in the Army, was in the US Army Reserves, and was a retired truck driver for Loudermelk Logging. He also was a licensed and ordained minister and was a member of Shining Light Baptist Church in Taylorsville. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by son: Mark Anthony Jarrell, and granddaughter: Rachel Lynn Jarrell. Those left to cherish his memory include wife, Lorene Billings Jarrell, of the home; sons: David Lee Jarrell and wife, Donna Suzanne, John Paul Jarrell, and Steven Eugene Jarrell; daughter: Ruthie Wagner and husband, Harvey Earl; grandchildren: Rebecca, Joshua, Sarah, Matthew, Joseph, and Tiffany Jarrell; step granddaughter: Maria Mecimore; 3 great grandchildren; brother: Herbert Franklin Jarrell, of Kilgore, TX; and 2 nieces.

 

The family will receive friends Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 12:00 noon at Shining Light Baptist Church. The memorial service will follow at 1:00 pm with the Rev. Mike Cothren officiating. In lieu of flowers, send memorials to The Gideon’s International: Taylorsville Camp, PO Box 517; Taylorsville, NC 28681.

Ned Davis

Ned Thomas Davis, age 78, of Granite Falls, passed away on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at his residence under hospice care. He was born on May 6, 1936 in Alexander County to the late James Fred Davis and Eula Mae Moretz Davis. Ned served in the US Air Force and attended Oakwood Baptist Church. He retired from General Electric after 37 years of service. Ned was very involved in church, where he was a deacon and a Sunday School teacher. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife: Coleen Davis; his only son: Thomas Scott Davis; brothers: Kern Davis, Jerry Davis, and Brent Davis; and sisters: Evelyn Carrigan, and Doris Keener. Those left to cherish his memory include granddaughter: Deanna Iliano and husband, Anthony, of SC; sister: Meryl Bostain; special nephew: Derek Carrigan; special niece: Dale Terry; and a host of other family members.

 

The family will receive friends Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm at Alexander Funeral Service. The funeral service will follow at 2:30 pm at the chapel with the Rev. Rodney Blake officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to Oakwood Baptist Church: 54 Oakwood Baptist Church Ln.; Taylorsville, NC 28681.

Shirley Jolly

Shirley Faye Carrigan Jolly, age 90, of Taylorsville, passed away on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at Valley Nursing Center. She was born on July 11, 1924 in Alexander County to the late Benjamin Harrison Carrigan and Mollie Rebecca Sweet Carrigan. Shirley worked at Schneider Mills for 35 years before she retired, and she also was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, and spoiling her grandchildren. Shirley was famous for her jelly. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Graydon Jolly; sons: David and Harry Jolly, and infant son, Roger Lynn Jolly; daughter: Faye Jolly; brothers: Tarrie, Clyde, Buck, and Rom Carrigan; and sisters: Maggie Herman, AnnaBelle Mullis, Bessie Harrington, Dellie Chatham, Cecil Chatham, Betty Jo Smith, and Ruby Smith. Those left to cherish her memory include son: Aaron Jolly and wife, Sandra; granddaughters: Dana Leigh Cole and husband, Tony; Jenny Hammer, April Jenkins and husband, Joel; and Amanda Jordan and husband, Will; great grandchildren: Chelsea Hammer, Morgan, Madeline, and Kendall Jenkins, Stella Cole, and Anna and Easton Jordan; daughter-in-law: Dana Jolly; a special niece: Anita Carrigan; and a host of other family members.

 

Visitation will be Thursday, August 7, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at Alexander Funeral Service. The funeral service will be Friday, August 8, 2014 at 3:00 pm at Macedonia Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers include Randy Walsh, Joel Jenkins, Will Jordan, Tony Cole, Matthew Millsaps, and Anthony George. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Alexander County: 50 Lucy Echerd Lane; Taylorsville, NC 28681, or to Macedonia Baptist Church: 63 Macedonia Church Rd; Taylorsville, NC 28681.

Nora Mitchell - obit

Nora Mae Daniels Mitchell, age 101, of Taylorsville, passed away on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at Valley Nursing Center. She was born on April 7, 1913 in Alexander County to the late Eli Daniels and Amanda Phillips Daniels. Nora was retired from Bassett Furniture and she attended Poplar Springs Baptist Church. She enjoyed crocheting and was an awesome cook. Nora also loved her family and helping others. Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by husband, Maurice Reid Mitchell; sisters: Laura Williams and husband, Tracy of Seattle, WA, Paralee Daniels and husband, Clarence, of Taylorsville, Florence Johnson and husband, Lee, of Winston-Salem, Emma Daniels of Taylorsville, and Lona Daniels of Taylorsville; brother: John Daniels of Taylorsville; and sister-in-law: Rosa Lee Mitchell of Stockbridge, GA. Those left to cherish her memory include sons: Johnny Maurice Mitchell and wife, Dot, of Gaffney, SC, and Hall Mitchell of Stockbridge, GA; daughter: Carol Land and husband, Jerry, of Taylorsville; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

Visitation will be Thursday, August 7,  2014 from 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm at Alexander Funeral Service. The service will follow at 2:00 pm in the chapel with the Rev. Alan Fox and Rev. Rick Safriet officiating. Burial will follow at Linney’s Grove Baptist Church. Pallbearers include Blake Daniels, Bernie Daniels, Brett Daniels, and Burt Daniels. Memorials may be made to Poplar Springs Baptist Church: 4710 All Healing Springs Rd; Taylorsville, NC 28681.

Peter Crosbie, 83

Peter Crosbie, age 83, of Taylorsville, passed away Friday, August 1, 2014 at Catawba Regional Hospice. There are no formal services at this time.

 

 

Jason Bumgarner

 

Jason Lee Bumgarner, age 57, of Taylorsville, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital. He was born in Iredell County on April 24, 1957 to William Harvey Bumgarner and the late Hilda Marie Bentley Bumgarner. Jason was previously employed at Hancock & Moore and he was of the Baptist faith. He liked all kinds of music, enjoyed Nascar, was a talented wood craftsman, and he loved animals, especially his dogs. Along with his mother, he is preceded in death by brothers: Harvey Eugene and Douglas Scott Bumgarner, as well as infant brother, William Harvey Bumgarner. Those left to cherish his memory include his father: William (Bill) Harvey Bumgarner, of Bell, CA; son: Matthew Aaron Bumgarner of Salisbury; sisters: Nancy (Billie) Presnell of Taylorsville, and Melissa (Tia) Mitchell and husband, Benny, of Taylorsville; half sisters: Stacy Medina of CA, and Lou Bumgarner of Arkansas; nephews: Garrett Hefner, Justin Mitchell, and Jordan Mitchell, all of Taylorsville; and great niece: Kayla Hefner of Taylorsville.

 

Visitation will be Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm at Alexander Funeral Service. Memorial service will follow at 3:45 pm in the chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Watts and Allen Haneline officiating. Burial will be at a later date at Lebanon Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to: Harry’s Hands Ministry via Antioch Baptist Church: 580 Antioch Church Rd; Taylorsville, NC 28681 or to the American Heart Association: Mid-Atlantic Affiliate, 4217 Park Place Court; Glen Allen, VA 23060.

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