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IMG_0057Pauline Murphey Shealy, age 85, of Taylorsville, passed away on Monday, July 27, 2015 at her residence following a seven year struggle with vascular dementia. Paul was born on Saturday, December 28, 1929 to the late James Paul and Ethel Connelly Murphy in Ridge Spring, SC. Pauline retired from the Alexander School System in 1990. She was a first grade teacher at Ellendale School for 29 years. Pauline was a faithful member of Friendship Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday School for many years and was a member of the Women’s Group. She traveled much with her late loving husband Haskell Shealy, but loved her home where she enjoyed her flowers and family.

In addition to her parents and husband, Pauline was preceded in death by her granddaughter Tiffany Miglorie, sister Mary Livingston, and son in laws; Danny Jolly and Johnny Lee.

Loved ones left to cherish her memory include; her son Steve Shealy and wife Dawn, two daughters Patsy Shealy and friend Ernie Harrington, & Lynn Jolly, all of Taylorsville, seven grandchildren Cody Lee and wife Lauren, of Taylorville, Tina Annas and husband Maynard ΙΙΙ, of Granite Falls, Heath Jolly and wife Melissa, Adam Jolly and wife Kristen, Drew Jolly and wife Jen, all of Taylorsville, Heather Baldonado and husband Lee, of Charleston, SC, Olivia Shepherd and husband Oscar, of Taylorsville, Thirteen great-grandchildren Maynard ΙV, & Maci Annas, Meghan Miglorie, Garrett, Alyssa, & Lillian Jolly, Lorick & Jovie Lee, Delaney, Rory, & Camden Baldonado, Gabriel & Ian Shepherd, special friends Linda B., Mary Faye C., Heidi D., Mary I.  & Linda T. and a host of nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held at Friendship Lutheran Church on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 1:00 pm. The Rev. Carol Yeager and Rev. Greg Yeager will be officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with visitation following the burial in the Family Living Center. The family requests that in addition to flowers memorials be made to the Friendship Lutheran Church Family Life Center, 5300 Church Rd, Taylorsville, NC 28681 or to the Alexander County Hospice, 50 Lucy Echerd Ln, Taylorsville, NC 28681

Magdalene Jolly Johnson, age 90, of Taylorsville, passed away on Friday, July 17, 2015 at Valley Nursing Center. She was born to the late Lloyd  and Melzie Dyson Jolly on Monday, April 13, 1925 in Alexander County. Maggie was a member of East Taylorsville Baptist Church and formerly of First Baptist Church, where she was a training union leader and Sunday School Teacher. She loved crocheting and reading about religion & history.

In addition to her parents, Maggie was preceded in death by her husband Aaron Johnson, son Barry Johnson, sister Euzella Matlock, and half brother Willis Barnes.

Maggie leaves to cherish her memory, one son Lynn Johnson and wife Glenda, of Virginia Beach, VA, daughter in-law Martha Johnson, of Taylorsville; a sister Juanita Johnson; grandchildren; Hannah Nance, Maria Weatherman, Leah Lindquist, Christy Chattleton, Wesley Johnson; four great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and special friends.

Visitation will be Monday, July 20, 2015 at Alexander Funeral Service from 11:00 am til 12:00 pm. The funeral service will follow in the Alexander Funeral Service Chapel at 12:00 noon, with the Rev. Jamie Steele officiating. Burial will take place in the Mt. Herman Baptist Church Cemetery. The family requests that memorials be made to East Taylorsville Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 906, Taylorsville, NC 28681 or Hospice of Alexander County, 50 Lucy Echerd Ln, Taylorsville, NC 28681

 

Bobby BebberBobby Ray Bebber, age 84, passed away at Lenoir Health Care, on Thursday, July 16, 2015. He was born on Tuesday, February 24, 1931 to the late Van Dorn Bebber and Nina Estelle Bebber Stafford in Rowan County.

Bobby was of the Baptist faith, and loved his family, fishing & hunting. Bobby served for 6 years in the U.S. Army Reserves during the Korean War. He was employed by Coble Dairy for 16 years and later retired from Hoffman Paving Company.

In addition to his parents Bobby was preceded in death by his former wife Wanda Walker Bebber, and sister Evelyn Fox.

He leaves to cherish his memory his daughter Martha Hoffman and husband David, of Lenoir, two brothers Harold Bebber, of Hiddenite, Coy Bebber and wife Audrey, of Oklahoma, grandson Joseph Hoffman and wife Lisa, of Lenoir, granddaughter Jenny Coffey and husband Clint, of Boone, great granddaughter Josie Hoffman of Lenoir, and a host of nieces, nephews, and special friends.

Visitation will be Sunday, July 19, 2015 at Alexander Funeral Service from 1:30-2:30 pm. A Graveside service will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Park in Lenoir at 3:15 pm. The Rev. Robert Livingston and Rev. Stuart White will be officiating. Pallbearers will include; David Hoffman, Joseph Hoffman, Clint Coffey, Steve Fox, and Jerry Fox. The family requests that in addition to flowers that memorials be made to Caldwell County Hospice.

Harles SouthersHarles Junior Southers, age 86, of Hiddenite,  passed away at Gordon Hospice House surrounded by his family on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 following a period of declining health. Harles was born on July 9, 1929 to the late Raymond Southers and Rosie Southers Earp in Wilkes County. Harles was a loyal and active member of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church in Hiddenite, where he served as a deacon. Prior to retirement he worked in the furniture industry and loved making wood crafts with his son Jerry.

In addition to his parents Harles was preceded in death by one brother Roy Lee Southers.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years Margaret Ann Stikeleather Southers, one son Jerry Southers and wife Judy, one daughter Melissa Moose and husband Lynn. Four grandchildren Pam Southers, Jatana Stevenson and husband Derek, Jessica Younts and husband Jamie, Heather Pierce and husband Tyler. Six great grandchildren Sydney, Sage, and Scout Stevenson, Bode, Bella, and Cale Younts, whom he dearly loved and adored.

The family will receive friends on Friday, July 17, 2015 from 4:00-6:00 pm at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, Old Mountain Rd,  Hiddenite. A celebration of Harles’ life will follow at 6:00 pm with the Rev. Brian Eades and Rev. Buster Treadway officiating. In addition to flowers the family requests that memorials be made to the Gordon Hospice House, 2347 Simonton Rd, Statesville, NC 28677 or to Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, 2600 Old Mountain Rd, Hiddenite, NC 28636

IMGMargie Lee Harmon Jones, age 88, of Taylorsville passed away Monday, July 13, 2015 at the Gordon Hospice House. She was born on Saturday, April 16, 1927 to the late Dayton and Beulah Guy Harmon in Avery County. Margie loved to cook for any occasion and always enjoyed tending a vegetable garden. Margie attended Emerald Baptist Church. For most of her life she was a homemaker and then retired from Broyhill Furniture after 10 years.
In addition to her parents Margie was preceded in death by her loving husband of 55 years Wilburn Clarence Jones, a son Tommy Jones, seven brothers; Ray, Glenn, Rufus, Ed, Ralph, Daney, and three sisters Sussie, Merial, and Rea.
She leaves to cherish her memory one son Alvin “Bill” Jones and wife Bernice, a daughter Geraldine Hatton and husband Herman, all of Taylorsville, two sisters Judy Hodges, of Roan Mountain, TN, Faye Stines, of Beech Mountain, NC, five grandchildren; Todd Jones, Tammy Earp, Sandy Foxx, Natasha Pennell, Amanda Moose, seven great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews and special friends.
Visitation will be Wednesday, July 15, 2015 from 2:30-4:00 pm at Alexander Funeral Service. The funeral service will follow in the Alexander Funeral Service Chapel at 4:00 pm. The Rev. Jerry Chatham and the Rev. Neal George will be officiating. Burial will take place in the Taylorsville City Cemetery. Pallbearers include; Nathan Earp, Bradley Earp, David Moose, Brandon Foxx, Eric Foxx, and Donnie Pennell. The family requests that in addition to flowers memorials be made to Gordon Hospice House, 2431 Simonton Rd, Statesville, NC 28625

Mary Turner

Mary Query Turner, age 85 of Taylorsville passed away at Frye Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, July 14, 2015. Mary was born on Wednesday, November 6, 1929 to the late John Wilson and Emma Smith Query. She was a homemaker and loved flowers especially her rose bushes. She enjoyed spending time with her family especially her great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents Mary was preceded in death by a daughter Cindy Turner Simmons, son Michael Turner, a son in-law Dan Auton, and four brothers Charles, William, Millard, and Rayford.

She leaves to carry on her legacy two daughters Patty Forrester, Deborah Auton, three grandchildren Sonya Hines, Kevin Simmons and fiancé Whitney Friday, Michelle Feliz, four great grandchildren Sydney & Josie Hines, Tristan & Kaden Feliz, and host of nieces, nephews and special friends.

Visitation will be Thursday, July 16, 2015 at Alexander Funeral Service from 2:30-4:00 pm. The funeral service will follow in the Alexander Funeral Service Chapel at 4:00 pm with the Rev. Gary Jennings officiating. Burial will take place in the Taylorsville City Cemetery.

11739523_388712274668011_1360794396_n Elsie Killian, age 83, of Conover passed away at Catawba Valley Medical Center on Saturday, July 11, 2015. She was born on Saturday, December 26, 1931 to the late Claude Hillard and Mamie Iona Minton Decker in Rhodhiss, NC. Elsie was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.

In addition to her parents Elsie was preceded in death by her loving husband Donald Leonard Killian Sr., three sisters Lou Savage, Irene Chester, Shelby Minton, three brothers Hillard, Floyd, Jones Decker, and a grandson Kenneth Killian.

Elsie leaves to cherish her memory four daughters Doris Lail and husband John, Karen Smith & her late husband Cline, both of Conover, Patricia Killian, of Taylorsville, Jeanie Duckworth, of Hickory, three sons Gary Killian,of Mocksville,  Donald Killian Jr. and wife Roxanne, Kelly Killian and wife Rosalie, of Conover, sister Aileen Carver, of Rhodhiss, grandchildren Leslie, Gary Jr., Cody, Anthony, Goldie Killian, Chris, Jessica Smith, DeAnn Barnes, Joe Evans, Erica Todd, Chelsea Maness, Jordan Carson, great grandchildren Christine & Trey Killian, Elizabeth & Anna Barus, Gunner Smith, Lyric, Lydia, Eleanor Todd, Isaiah & Aidan Evans, a special companion Carroll E. Yoder, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Tuesday, July 14, 2015 from 1:30-3:00 pm at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. The funeral service will follow at 3:00 pm with Pastor Graig Shultz officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. Honorary attendants will be Quilting Guild at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.

 

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