Joey Hollar, 55

Joe Hollar1Joe Webster Hollar, 55, of Atlanta, GA passed away Friday, April 24, 2015 surrounded by family and friends.

He was born to Johnny and Rachel Hollar, September 20, 1959, in Hickory, NC. Joe served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher at Antioch Baptist Church and was a proud Eagle Scout. He graduated from Alexander Central High School in 1977 and received a Bachelors in Business Administration from Lenoir-Rhyne College in 1981. He married his high school sweetheart, Donna Ritchie Hollar, in 1982, and they lived together in Mooresville, NC before relocating to Atlanta in 1999.

Joe started with United Parcel Service as a package loader in 1978 and worked his way to the corporate office in Atlanta where he retired in 2006 as the Corporate Overgoods Manager.

Joe was a member of First Redeemer Church. He enjoyed golfing, home improvement projects and living life to the fullest. He also loved traveling with his wife, especially on cruises and trips to the mountains where he felt most at home. His proudest accomplishment in life was his three sons.

Joe is survived by his wife, Donna Hollar of Atlanta, GA; his three sons, Dr. Matthew Hollar of Nashville, TN, Andrew Hollar of New York, NY, and Patrick and Mattie Hollar of Atlanta, GA; his mother, Rachel Hollar of Taylorsville, NC; his mother-in-law, Edith Ritchie of Taylorsville, NC; and his father-in-law, Johnson Ritchie of Taylorsville, NC. He is also survived by many members of the Hollar family in North Carolina. He is preceded in death by his father, Johnny Hollar of Taylorsville, NC.

Visitation will be Sunday, April, 26, 2015 at Antioch Baptist Church from 2:30-3:30 pm with the funeral service following at 3:30 pm. The Rev. Tom Jones and Rev. Mark Hollar will be officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.

Jimmy Caldwell



Jimmy Franklin Caldwell, 82, of Hickory, passed away, Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 at his home surrounded by family. Jimmy was born in Alexander County, July 21st, 1932 to the late Clarence and Effie Caldwell.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters, George, Claude, Edith and Mary Caldwell.

Jimmy was a member of Sandy Ridge Baptist Church for 51 years. He served as corporal with the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He was employed at Hickory Springs Manufacturing for 39 years until retiring in 1994.   After retirement, Jimmy enjoyed running cars with his friends for Randy Marion, his morning coffee with his friends each day, bluegrass music, fishing and carpentry.  He also enjoyed his gardening and sharing that with family and friends.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 62 years, Lillian Deal Caldwell of the home; daughter, Diane Caldwell Greene and husband Shannon of Hickory, son Gregory Caldwell and wife Cindy of Hickory, son Kevin Caldwell and wife Jane of Charlotte, brother Stan Caldwell and wife Rosemary of Ocala, FL, grandchildren Julie Patrick and husband Richie, Ashley McAlpin and husband Cory, Brittany Jones and husband Bobby, Christopher, Caroline and Adam Caldwell, great-grandsons Conor Scott, Chanceton Patrick and Colton Jones. He is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews and extended family.

Visitation will be 1:30-2:45 pm Friday, April 24, 2015 at Sandy Ridge Baptist Church.  The funeral service to celebrate Jimmy’s life will follow at 3 p.m.   Rev. Homer F. Greene will officiate.   Entombment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Hickory.  The family will receive friends Friday  from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m.  at Sandy Ridge Baptist Church.   Those serving as pallbearers Christopher Caldwell, Adam Caldwell, Cory McAlpin, Ramie Robinson, Allen Wagner and Shawn Greene. Mr. Caldwell will receive full military rights provided by Sandy Ridge American Legion post 544.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Rd, Newton, NC 28658.


Paul Bowman, 78



            Paul Bowman, age 78 of Bethlehem passed away at Frye Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. He was born to the late Lindsey McCree and Fleta Grace Honeycutt Bowman on Monday, May 1, 1936 in Alexander County. Paul was a lifetime member of Shiloh Lutheran Church. Everyone who knew Paul knows he could build just about anything, from a house to a bird house. Before he became ill you would find him always building something in his woodshop. He loved nature and enjoyed anything to do with the outdoors especially bird watching and planting a garden. Neighbors always received a friendly wave from Paul as he loved to sit on his porch.

In addition to his parents Paul was preceded in death by his brother Leo Bowman, and his sister Kathleen Wooten.

Paul leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 59 years Margie Lail Bowman, his son Lindsey Bowman of Dudley Shoals, his two daughters Tammy Bolick and husband Allen of Granite Falls, Trudy Henricks and husband Bob of Mount Holly, three sisters Mary Little and husband Junior, Ruby Warren and husband Ralph, Rachel Church, one brother Alton Bowman and wife Peggy, five grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and a number of neices and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at Pisgah cemetery in Bethlehem at 11am on Friday, April 24, 2015. The family will receive friends at the home following the graveside service. In addition to flowers memorials can be made to Shiloh Lutheran Church roof fund at 1011 Shiloh Church Rd Hickory, NC 28601


Palmetto Harrington



Palmetto Maxine Harrington, age 87, of Taylorsville, passed away in Valley Nursing in Taylorsville, on Friday, April 17, 2015. Born to the late Roby and Dora Jane Harrington Daniels, in Alexander County, she was a member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. She was employed by Hedrick’s of Statesville, as well as Lewittes and Broyhill Furniture Companies, having retired from Broyhill. Her family will remember her for her cooking and canning, quilting, and being a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband Harvey Harrington Sr., three grandsons Derrek Gentle, Allen Harrington, and Jacob Deal. Maxine was also preceded by eight brothers and one sister.

She is survived by seven children: Harvey Harrington Jr., Pat Deal, Barbara Gentle and husband, Garry, Danny Harrington, and wife Jo Ann, Shorty Harrington, Kathy Lackey, and Lanny Harrington and wife Jamie, all of Taylorsville. There are six grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church from 2-3:00 p..m. on Sunday, April 19, 2015, with funeral services, at 3:00 p.m. Rev. Don Ingle, Rev. Brent Harrington, and Rev. Chris Goforth will officiate. Pallbearers are Josh, Ashley, Todd, Brent, Kenny, and James Harrinton, as well as Kevin Gentle, Benny and Freddie Mitchell. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 31Pleasant Hill Ch. Rd. Taylorsville, N.C. 28681.


Ralph Fox, 83

Ralph Fox

After an extended illness Monday, April 13, 2015, the soul of Ralph William Fox 83 of Taylorsville left his earthly body and is now present with our Lord Jesus Christ in whom he trusted, loved, and served. Mr. Fox was a member of the Liledoun Baptist Church where he eagerly served the Lord faithfully.  Prior to retiring to Taylorsville, Ralph lived in Biloxi, MS for 28 years.  He proudly served the U.S. Air Force retiring after 24 years as a SMSGT and then worked for the Department of Defense Civilian GS-10 with the USAF at Keesler AFB, Biloxi, MS.

Ralph is the son of the late Will Otis  and Hettie Rebecca Jane Hendrix Fox.  In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a wife, Joan L. Fox and son, Ralph Fox, Jr.

Survivors include Ralph’s wife Faye Fox of Taylorsville; a son, Allen D. Fox and wife Ann of Jackson, MS; two daughters, Elaine K. Stracener and husband, Boyd of Titusville, FL and Janet R. Fields and husband Ray of Middletown, MD; two extended family daughters, Samantha Lackey and husband, Jeff of Statesville, NC and Brigitte Ferriera and husband, Chris of  Cheyenne, WY  a son Jonathan Cain of Atlanta, GA; two sisters, Odessa White of Taylorsville and Virginia Stevenson of Titusville, FL; grandchildren, Colin Fields , Eric Fields, Bryan Lackey and fiancé, Brittany Macera, Lindsey Lackey, Logan Ferriera, Clinton Stracener, Brett Stracener, and Yolanda Vaughan, six great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on April 17, 2015 from 6:00 pm  to 8:00 pm at Liledoun Baptist Church

The family will also receive friends at the home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am  April 18,  2015 at Liledoun Baptist Church, Pastors Dr. James Lockee, James Bumgarner, and Coy Walker will officiate.  A graveside service will be held at Liledoun Cemetery.  Military Services will be provided by The National Guard and United States Air force. Memorials may be made to Gordon Hospice House 2347 Simonton Rd. Statesville, NC 28625

Megan Fitzgerald

Megan Rae Fitzgerald, 24, formerly of Champion Township, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, April 10, 2015.

She was born on July 24, 1990 in Warren, Ohio to David and Myra (Kerley)Fitzgerald.

Megan graduated from the Trumbull Career and Technical Center Cosmetology Program and Champion High School in 2008.

She was a hairdresser at Famous Hair in Champion for the past seven years.

Megan loved spending time with her niece, Brooklyn, and her family and friends. She will be missed deeply by all who knew her.

Megan is survived by her parents, David L. and Myra K. Fitzgerald of Champion; sister, Sarah Harvey; niece, Brooklyn; maternal grandmother, Marie Kerley; paternal grandparents, Arlan and Arlene Mason; and by her aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Roland Kerley and uncle, Mitchell Fitzgerald.

Calling hours will be held on Monday, April 13, 2015 at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Roberts Clark Chapel, 180 Garfield Drive NE, Warren, Ohio, from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at the First Presbyterian Church of Warren, 256 Mahoning Avenue NW, Warren, Ohio with Rev. Rusty Cowden officiating.

Teresa Stacy, 48

Teresa Gail Stacy, age 49, of Taylorsville, passed away unexpectedly, at her residence on Thursday, April 9, 2015. Born to the late James and Lenora Estep Jones in McDowell County, WVA, she was of the Baptist faith. Teresa was a supervisor for UKI Supreme Textiles, of Hickory. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters and her father in law, Lonnie Estep.

Surviving her is her husband of thirty years, Michael D. Stacy of the home. Mrs. Stacy has one daughter, Tracie Lester McClanahan of WVA, as well as four sons, Dustin and Rodney Jones, and D.J. and Mike Stacey all of Taylorsville. She has two brothers, Timmy Jones of Taylorsville and Thorton Jones of WVA. The Stacy’s have 10 grandchildren.

There are no formal services planned at this time and inurnment will be with the family.


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