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Untitled3Patricia Leigh Little Fox, age 68, of Taylorsville passed away on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at Valley Nursing Center. She was born on September 14, 1949 to the late Arvel and Barbara Helen Smith Little in Alexander County. Patricia was a devoted member at Reformation Lutheran Church. She enjoyed spending her time with her grandchildren, going to car shows with the Apple City Street Rodders, and was an avid Duke basketball fan. She had retired from working in the school system as a bus driver, substitute teacher, and Director of Meals on Wheels with the Alexander County Nutritional Program.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of fifty years William “Bill” C. Fox of the home; daughter Dana Yoder and husband Mike; son Doug Fox and wife Emily; two grandsons Andrew and Bryant Fox; brother Kenneth Little, all of Taylorsville and nephew Brent Little and wife Melissa, along with their kids Anna, Emma Isaac, and Ethan Little, of Texas.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Reformation Lutheran Church from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Reformation Lutheran Church at 3:00 pm with the Rev. Craig Sigmon officiating. Burial of cremains will follow the memorial service in Liberty United Methodist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, all memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society at PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or to Hospice of Alexander County at 50 Lucy Echerd Lane, Taylorsville, NC 28681.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service. Condolences may be sent to http://www.alexfuneralservice.com

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Petrina Glont Marinescu, age 89, of Taylorsville passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at her residence. She was born to the late Ion and Alexandra Glont on June 27, 1928 in Romania.

Petrina was an educator and attended the Christian Orthodox Church.

Along with her mother and father she is also preceded in death by her husband of 49 years; Stefan Marinescu, two brothers: Marin and Jon Glont.

Those left to cherish her memory include her son; Alexandru Marinescu of Taylorsville and her daughter; Anda Krist of Portugal, five grandchildren; Michael and Alex Krist of California, Mihaela Patterson of Taylorsville, Stefan Marinescu of Washington State, William Kirksey of Stony Point, and one great grandchild; Logan Patterson of Taylorsville, one sister; Florica Cojocaru of Romania, with a number of nieces and nephews.

A private family viewing was held on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 3:00 pm at Alexander Funeral Service.

With the memorial service following in the funeral home chapel at 4:00 pm.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service.

Condolences may be sent to http://www.alexfuneralservice.com

IMG_20180420_0029Angela Suzanne Pennell, 56, died on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 after a heroic battle against pancreatic cancer. She was the daughter of James Harold Pennell and the late Helen Martha Wilson Pennell of Taylorsville, NC. In addition to her father, Angela is survived by her daughter, Sloan Stevenson of Charlotte; sisters, Myra Pennell of Lenoir, Jan (David) Lackey of Statesville, Sarah Pennell of Taylorsville; and nephew, Jesse (Faith) Lackey of Monroe. She was a 1979 graduate of Alexander Central High School in Taylorsville and was a licensed realtor who lived in Huntersville, NC where she was a property manager at Park Avenue Properties. Angela cultivated many loving friendships wherever she went, and those friends join the family in honoring and missing the bright light she was in all of our lives.

The family will receive visitors on Sunday, April 29 from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm at Alexander Funeral Service. A memorial service to celebrate her life will follow in the funeral home chapel at 3:30 pm with the Rev. Gary Jennings officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society at http://www.cancer.org

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service. Condolences may be sent to http://www.alexfuneralservice.com

 

Sue MoretzSue “Frances” Bolick Moretz, age 77, of Taylorsville passed away on Monday, April 16, 2018 at Frye Regional Medical Center. She was born to the late Marvin C. and Myrtle Chapman Bolick in Alexander County on June 27, 1940. She enjoyed watching the TV series “Perry Mason”, crossword puzzles, phone calls with friends, and her dog of 12 years.

She was formerly employed at Hancock & Moore as a sewer.

Along with her mother and father she is preceded in death by her husband; William Thomas Moretz.

Those left to cherish her memory include two sons; Darrell Thomas Moretz and Darrin Scotty Moretz, and a very special friend and companion; Roger Enloe.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Alexander Funeral Service from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. The funeral service will be held on Friday, April 20, 2018 at Alexander Funeral Service at 11:00 am with the Rev. Michael Barber officiating. Burial will take place at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

 

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service.

Condolences may be sent to http://www.alexfuneralservice.com

IMG_20180407_0002Mack Lendon Johnson, age 96 of Wilkes County passed away on Friday, April 6, 2018 at his residence. One of fourteen children born to Noah and Florence Church Johnson. He was born April 7, 1921 in the Brushy Mountain community of Wilkes County, North Carolina.

He was a member of Oakwoods Baptist Church for 71 years and was the oldest member in years and age. September 11, 1940, Mack enlisted in the United States Army at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, Company L, 13th infantry, 8th division. Mack served his country with distinction, while seeing action in the European theatre. He received medals for efforts in the Normandy, Northern France, and Rhineland campaigns. After being wounded in action he was transferred to Newton D. Baker Hospital in Martinsburg, West Virginia and received an honorable discharge on March 25, 1946. He was a successful poultry and cattle farmer. He devoted much time to his vegetable garden.

Along with his mother and father he is preceded in death by his brothers; Bryant, Woodrow, Owdis, Mayford, Glenn, Fred, Tommy, and Homer Johnson, sisters; Denver and Annie Johnson, Nellie Johnson Hayes and Mildred Johnson Woodie, son; Wayne Johnson and one infant son; Johnny Johnson.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 72 years; Gracetene Treadway Johnson of the home, daughter; Linda Johnson Revis of Millers Creek, son; Bruce Johnson and wife Lorna of Wilkesboro, grandchildren; Laura Revis Elmore and husband Jeffrey of North Wilkesboro, Scott Revis of Millers Creek, Jessica Johnson Barlow and husband Lester of Wilkesboro, Kristen Johnson Yost and husband Matt of Charlotte, Megan Johnson of Millers Creek, great grandchildren; Katie Hubbard of North Wilkesboro, Colin and Camden Barlow of Wilkesboro, one brother; Richard Johnson and wife Eugina of Raleigh, North Carolina.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at Oakwoods Baptist Church from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. The funeral will follow with the Rev. Robert Duncan officiating. Burial will be held in Walnut Grove Baptist Church cemetery. Military Rites will be provided by Post 1142 Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Wake Forest Baptist Care at Home Hospice, 126 Executive Drive, suite 110, Wilkesboro, NC 28697.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service. Condolences may be sent to http://www.alexfuneralservice.com

Buford KerleyBuford Donald Kerley, 81, of Statesville, passed away at Gordon Hospice House surrounded by family on Thursday, April 5, 2018.  He was born August 20, 1936 in Hiddenite, NC to the late Donald Leeper Kerley and Hazel Wingler Kerley.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Tina Dawn Kerley, siblings Phyllis K. Patterson and Wendell Kerley. He was a member of Western Avenue Baptist Church. Buford was a graduate of Hiddenite Senior High School and attended UNC Chapel Hill.  He worked at Pilot Freight Carriers and Carolina Freight Carrier for 30 years as a long distance truck driver. He devoted 12 years of volunteer time as President of PI-COM Credit Union and 19 years as President of Indian Ridge Cluster Homes.  After retirement, Buford enjoyed working at both Twin Oaks and Fox Den Golf Clubs.  He also loved spending time at Myrtle Beach, watching Nascar and Atlanta Braves, and time with his family.

A caring and devoted husband, daddy, and “Gramps”, he is survived by his wife of 61 years, Katherine Little Kerley, daughter Phoebe Kerley Boyd (Tony) of Troutman, son Todd Kerley (Karen) of Mooresville, and three grandchildren Tiffany Boyd Pigg (Joe) of Harrisburg, Hunter Kerley of Charlotte, and Natalie Kerley of Mooresville.  Two great-grandchildren, Taylor and Avery Pigg of Harrisburg.  He is also survived by a brother, Lyndell Kerley (Linda) of Jonesborough, TN, sister Coleen K. Hendren (Dave) of Hiddenite, and numerous other family and friends.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 3:45 pm on Sunday, April 8th at Western Avenue Baptist Church, Statesville, with the funeral service immediately following at 4:00 pm.  A private graveside service will be held for the family.

The family would like to thank Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County and the loving and compassionate staff at Gordon Hospice House. In addition, the family is grateful for the care provided Dr. Elmer Stout, and special caregivers Billie Holbrook, Linda Speller, and Faye Morris.

Donations may be made to Gordon Hospice House, 2341 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28677 or Western Avenue Baptist Church, 1206 Museum Road, Statesville, NC 28625.

Alexander Funeral Service of Taylorsville is serving the Kerley family. Condolences may be sent to http://www.alexfuneralservice.com

 

Linda TroxclairLinda Sue Troxclair (Carlson), age 65, of Taylorsville passed into the loving hands of our Lord on the morning Palm Sunday, March 25, 2018 at her residence in Alexander County, NC. She was born here in the county on August 21, 1952, to her late parents Ivan and Rosie Carlson (Reece). Linda was also preceded in death by two sisters Rachel Martin and Judy George; mother-in-law Sue Troxclair; and many close aunts, uncles, other relatives, and friends.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 43 years Ronald “Troxy” Troxclair; two daughters Jennie and Jessica Troxclair; three granddaughters Issabella Frye, Chloe Peterson, and Delaynee Troxclair; brothers and sisters Rita Fox, Anita Huffman, and Charlie Carlson; along with brother and sister-in-laws Ronnie Huffman, Loraine Carlson, Burt Troxclair, Melinda Vines, Leah Troxclair, Allen & Suzanne Troxclair, Jr.; along with nephews, nieces, cousins, and many wonderful friends.

Linda and Ronnie were charter members of Holy Trinity Catholic Church here in Taylorsville, NC. Linda was involved in several church ministries including teaching catechism. She finished her career working as a billing and insurance clerk at Hart Industry Clinic in Hickory, NC.

A family led visitation will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm in the church hall at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 1041 NC Hwy 90 W; Taylorsville, NC 28681 and a memorial service to celebrate Linda’s life will follow at 4:45 pm. (*Casual attire is acceptable.) Inurnment will be with the family. Ronnie and the kids will be excepting family and friends at the house around 5:45 pm for a big Louisiana Crawfish Boil.

Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com Alexander Funeral Service was in care of arrangements for the Troxclair family.