Robert Hampton, 64


imgRobert Stuart Hampton, age 64 of Taylorsville passed away after a extended illness, on Thursday, February 16, 2017. He served two years in the US Army and twenty- five years in the National Guard. He was of the Lutheran faith and was a member at Salem Lutheran Church. In his spare time he loved to restore old cars back to their original beauty. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of 45 years,  Faye B.  Hampton. Three sons; Robert Daniel Hampton and wife Tina, Jason Colby Hampton and wife Beth, Ben Edward Hampton and wife Adrienne. One twin brother, Roger Steven Hampton and One sister, Debbie Hampton Drum. Five grandchildren; Ashlyn, Alyssa, Riley, Alexis, Calista. A number of nieces and nephews and special friends. He is proceeded in death by his father, Robert Hampton and mother, Glenna Faye T. Hampton Visitation will be Saturday, February 18, 2017, 6:00 – 7:30 pm at Alexander Funeral Service. The funeral service will be Sunday, February 19, 2:00 pm at Salem Lutheran Church, burial will follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Ray Olhendorff will be officiating.

Anthony Barnes, 21

img_6577Anthony Christopher Barnes, age 21, of Taylorsville, passed away on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 in Wake Forest Baptist Med. Ct. Born June 12, 1995, to Tresa A. Barnes, he was of the Baptist faith. Anthony was preceded in death by his great grandparents, Herbert and Gladys Hart and Philo and Vertie Isenhower, as well as grandparents, Richard Isenhower and Betty Jean White. Anthony was an avid race fan, and could be found at the Hickory Motor Speedway as a crew member and spotter for local race teams. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing. Anthony was a member of the Navy ROTC at Alexander Central High School and graduated in 2013. He is survived by his mother, Tresa of the home. He is cherished by one sister, Nicole Barnes of the home. He has one niece and one nephew, Ava Marie Barnes and Logan Reid Blair, both of Taylorsville. Two aunts survive, Charlene Staton and husband John, of Maiden, as well as Wanda Coleman and husband, James of Claremont. He has one uncle, David Hicks of Connolly Springs.

Visitation will be held on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 from 4-6 p.m. at Alexander Funeral Service in Taylorsville, with services following at 6 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Alan Huffman of NCN Ministries will officiate. Memorials may be made to NCN Ministries, 575 Cape Hickory Rd. Hickory, NC, 28601. Thank you Charlie Sigmon, for standing behind my son and being there for him when he needed you. Inurnment will be with the family.

luther-hortonLuther William Horton, age 80, of Taylorsville went home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 6, 2017 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. Born in Alexander County on January 8, 1937 to the late Carter and Blanch Parsons Horton. Luther had worked for Childers Lumber Company and was a member at St. John’s Baptist Church. He loved to watch football and basketball. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his son: baby Horton; step mother Berdie Horton; brother: Bobby Horton; and sisters: Faye Howell, Maggie Saner, Diny Howell, Lillian Wellman, Irene Parsons, Margret Howell, Edna Parsons, and Myrtle Jean Horton. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 56 years, Maudie Parsons Horton; daughters: Darlene Horton, Willis Horton, and Gail Miller; son: Billy Lee Horton; grandkids: Joseph & Abigail Miller; sister: Lula Bell Carlton; a number of nieces and nephews and special friends: Joyce & Timothy Burke.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm at Alexander Funeral Service. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 2:00 pm at St. John’s Baptist Church with the Rev. Tyre Martin, Rev. James Ferguson, Rev, John Rowe, and Rev. Sterling Howard officiating. The body will lie-in-state 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to St. John’s Baptist Church – Building Fund @ 224 Quail Hollow Lane, Taylorsville, NC 28681.

Ronald Paul Wagner, age 67, of Taylorsville, passed away Feb. 2, 2017.  He was born Dec. 2, 1949 in Monroe County, New York, to the late Vaughan William and Anna Helene Findley Wagner.  He was of the Baptist faith.  His occupation was a taxi driver.

Ronald is survived by his wife Judith of Rochester, NY, and four children: Emily Hicks of Taylorsville; Arnold Wagner and Helen Smallwood, both of New York; and Bert Wagner of Oklahoma.  One sister survives, Helene Carothers of Indiana, along with five grandchildren.

There are no formal services at this time

jerry-winebargerJerry Blaine Winebarger, age 69, of Stony Point, passed away at his residence, on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Born Aug. 30, 1947, in Wilkes County, to the late Clifford Arthur and Naomi Koch Winebarger, he was of the Baptist faith. Jerry was retired from the NC Department of Corrections, having been a corrections officer with the Catawba County Unit. He was a veteran of the US Army,Viet Nam Era and was awarded the Bronze Star. He was an avid golfer and fisherman, along with being a fan of gospel music. He could be found on the front porch more often than not. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 38 years, Cynthia Johnson Winebarger, in September of 2016. Jerry is survived by four children, Autumn Kiser and  Paul Winebarger, both of Taylorsville and Sonya Winebarger of Hudson and Duane Winebarger of Goose Creek, South Carolina. Three brothers survive, David, Gene, and Clifford Winebarger, along with a sister, Mary Hogan. One special sister in law remembers Jerry, Paulette Johnson. Grandchildren include, Paige Kiser, Austin Winebarger, Daniel Craven, Sadie Craven, Isabella Winebarger, Nathaniel Winebarger. There are a number of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. at Wayside Baptist Church, 73 Wayside Church Rd., Taylorsville, with the funeral at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Sammy Kiser will officiate. Military Rites will be provided by Disabled American Veterans Post 84 and Post 6. Burial will be in the Stony Point Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Iredell Hospice, 2347 Simonton Rd. Stateville, NC., 28625.

Charles Ray Shew, 76

Charles Ray Shew, age 76, of Taylorsville, passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. Born to the late Mary Kathrine Presnell Shew, on January 4, 1941, he was a farmer. He is survived by two brothers, Henry Shew and wife, Theresa of Tucson, AZ and Bobby Shew, of Taylorsville.

Graveside services will be held on Friday morning, January 27, 2017 at 11:00 am at Three Forks Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Carson Mosley officiating.

Ruth Hoyle Reed, 86



img_0005Ruth Hoyle Reed, age 86, of Taylorsville N.C., passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2017, in Valley Nursing in Taylorsville. Born, August 22, 1930, in Edgecombe County, N.C. to the late Otha Blair and Magnolia “Candy” Wilson Hoyle, she was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. Mrs. Reed was retired from Clayton Marcus Furniture. She will be remembered for her faith in God and her love for her family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Glenn Edward Reed, as well as two sisters, Elizabeth Matthews, Nettie Rene Gibbles and a brother, Kenneth Hoyle. She was also preceded by her step mother, Hester Hoyle.

She is survived by her four daughters, Glenda Drum and husband Ronnie of Shelby, NC., Debbie Little and husband, Johnny, of Bethlehem, Susie Land and husband Tony of Morganton, NC., and Amy McDonald and husband, Ronnie of Bethlehem. One son, John Reed and wife, Lisa of Olin, NC.

Ruth is remembered by fifteen grandchildren and spouses, Bryan and Teri Drum, Jason and Brooke Drum, Travis Little, Jenna and Andrew Pope, Mark and Stephanie Land, Stephenie and Jackie Lail, Crystal and Justin Thurman, Courtney and Hector Jimenez, Danielle Drag, Kayla Reed, Dana Coffey, Amanda Coffey, Christopher Gragg, Brandon McDonald,  and Dylan McDonald. She also has twenty great grandchildren. Mrs. Reed has four sisters who survive, Ruby Jones, Martha Lamm, Joann Crawley, Elvena Overby and one brother, Jimmy Hoyle.


Visitation will be held on Thursday evening, January 26, 2017, from 5:30-8:00 p.m. at Alexander Funeral Service in Taylorsville, with funeral services on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark Morris and Rev. Tony Land officiating. Burial will be in the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bryan and Jason Drum, Mark Land, Jackie Lail, Justin Thurman and Andrew Pope.

Memorials may be made to Antioch Baptist Church, 580 Antioch Church Rd., Taylorsville, NC, 28681.