Cameron Mounts

Cameron Tyler Mounts, age 22, of Stony Point, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 22, 2017. He was born on June 12, 1994 in Iredell County and loved to play football. Cameron is preceded in death by his grandfather: Harold Mounts. Those left to cherish his memory include his mother: Tiffany McLaughlin; father: Timothy Mounts & wife Kimberly; brother: Aiden Mounts; step-brother: Levi Ward; grandmother: Louis Mounts; along with a number of aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 5:00 pm at New Covenant Christian Church in Wilkesboro, NC.


Tiffany KosloskiTiffany Rene Kosloski, our beloved daughter,  age 43, of Taylorsville, formerly of Florida, passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Gordon Hospice House, who provided her with the most comforting care. She was born on October 6, 1973 to Anthony and Elizabeth Kosloski. Tiffany was a loving and supportive daughter. She spent most her lifetime in Florida working as a waitress. She loved sports and classic rock. Along with her parents, those left to cherish her memory include her siblings: Todd, Samantha, Nicole, and Shawn; along with a number of aunts, uncles, cousins, and other family members that loved her dearly. She will always be in our memory and will forever be in our hearts.

A graveside service to celebrate her life will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Iredell Memorial Park.

Anna Mae IcenhourOn Sunday night, April 23, 2017, Anna Mae Icenhour, peacefully went Home to be with her Heavenly father. She was surrounded by her family. She had suffered from dementia for over 4 years. She was 93, born on August 26, 1923, the daughter of the late Wesley Warren and Maggie Stafford Warren. Anna Mae was a lifelong faithful member of Millersville Baptist Church, where she served as treasurer and sung in the choir for many years. She was a devoted Christian, Mother, Grandmother, and friend. Before her health failed, she read her Bible every day and was a prayer warrior. Even in the last few months, her family would hear her praying. She was good to send cards and visit. She was a hard worker and kept a very clean house and neat yard. It was difficult for her to give up mowing her yard. She will be remembered for her chicken casserole, cheese balls, apple dumplings, and pies. She loved to play the piano, put puzzles together, and travel, but most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family. She will truly be missed. Anna Mae is survived by 2 daughters: Karen Little & husband Creel, of Taylorsville and ReNaye Adams & husband Jerry, of Hiddenite; 3 grandchildren: Troy Little & wife Regina, of Taylorsville, Eugene Adams, of Hiddenite, and Robin White & husband P-Nut, of Taylorsville; 4 great-grandchildren: Caitlyn Adams Bradshaw & husband Kyle, of Newton, Kendrick Adams, of Conover, and MaKayla & Vanessa White, of Taylorsville; sister: Dorothy Hammer, of Taylorsville; brother-in-law: Rex Icenhour, of Monrovia, CA; and many nieces and nephews. Wonderful caregivers: Effie White, Shelby Hubbard, Crystal Barlowe, Sherry Hammer, and the staff at PACE @ Home in Newton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Odell W. Icenhour; 3 brothers: Dwight & Willie Warren and Cletus Stafford; 5 sisters: Lillian Deal, Valdra Patterson, Vergie Carrigan, Lois Teague, and Rutha Jean Warren.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm at Millersville Baptist Church and the funeral service will follow at 3:30 pm with the Rev. Brian Kerley and Rev. Eddie Jolly officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Gerald Chapman, Craven Clark, Eric Chapman, Todd Starnes, Rodney Warren, and Brent Warren. Memorials may be sent to the Child Development Center of Millersville Baptist Church at 130 Millersville Baptist Church Rd; Taylorsville, NC 28681.

The family wishes to express deep gratitude to special friends: Connie Jolly, Shelia Ellis, & Christine Fox; nieces: Janis Clark and Kathy Chapman; her caregivers, the staff of PACE @ Home, Catawba Regional Hospice, Pastor Bill Orren, Brian Kerley, & Eddie Jolly, and the members of Millersville Baptist Church.

RussellaAbe Russell, age 82, of Taylorsville passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Iredell Memorial Hospital. He was born in Alexander County to the late Ralph Clarence and Minnie Maizo Deal Russell on May 12, 1934. In addition to spending his time with his family, Abe liked to work in his yard in his spare time and you could always find him watching a Nascar race or a football game. He was a veteran of U.S. Airforce and served for 27 years in the N.C. National Guard.

Along with his parents he is proceeded in death by his brother; Max Russell, an infant sister, brother; Jame Lowell Russell, and sister; Neysa Elsie Russell.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 51 years; Joyce Chatham Russell and daughter; Mesha Russell and one son; Scotty Russell all of Taylorsville. Three grandchildren; Kurt Russell of Taylorsville, Destiny Russell of Texas, and Chloe Russell of Ohio. One brother; Stephen “Steve” Russell and wife Nancy of Waxsaw, S.C., sisters; Jane Margaret Lathrop   of Charlotte, N.C., and Rachael Lois Shaw of Lexington, N.C..

Visitation will be held on Monday, April 24, 2017 at Alexander Funeral Service from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm. The funeral service will follow at 2:30 pm in the Alexander Funeral Service chapel with the Reverends;  Jamie Steel and Gary Jennings. Burial will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery with the Reverends; Mark Marshall and Kevin White.

In addition to flowers all memorials can be made to Hospice of Alexander County.

50 Lucy Echerd Ln, Taylorsville, NC 28681

Military honors will be afforded by DAV Post 84 and 6 of Taylorsville and Hudson and North Carolina National Guard.


Lottie BentleyLottie Addline Wike Bentley, age 95, of Taylorsville went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 20, 2017. She was born on December 1, 1921 in Alexander county to Charlie P. Wike and Lois Kerley Wike. She was a faithful member of Mt. Hebron Baptist church and was a honorary W.O.M member. She loved to quilt, always had food ready even if you weren’t hungry and had a green thumb like no one else. Her children and grandchildren meant everything to her.

Along with her mother and father, she is proceeded in death by her husband of 46 years; Odell Bentley. Brothers; Henry, Curlee, and Kenneth Wike and one sister; LonaBell Bishop and son- in- law; Keith Kerley.

Those left to cherish her memory are children; Helen Kerley, Rachel Mecimore and husband Howard, and Carl Bentley. Her brothers; Jasper Wike, Atlee Wike, and Burpee Wike and wife Mildred all of Taylorsville, and a sister; Arlene Mason and husband Pete of Warren, OH. Grandchildren; Kevin Kerley, Kim Mitchell and husband Stacy, Brett Mecimore of Oakboro, NC, Chris Mecimore and wife Kasey and Nichole Bentley. Great-grandchildren Klint and Allison Kerley, Anna and Addie Mitchell, Shane, Ben, Kaylee, and Colton Mecimore. One great great grandson; Carter Kerley.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 At Mt. Hebron Baptist Church from 2:00 pm – 3:45 pm. Funeral Service will follow at 4:00 pm with the Rev. Eddie Yount. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be; Kevin Kerley, Danny Wike, Jimmy Wike, Tim Wike, Ricky Wike, and Harold Bentley. Family will be gathering at Helen Kerley’s home. Memorials can be made to Mt. Hebron Building Fund or Hospice of Alexander County. 50 Lucy Lane, Taylrosville, NC 28681, 17 Mount Hebron Church Court. Taylorsville, NC 28681.




IMGMark Aaron Jolly, age 42, of Taylorsville passed away Monday, April 17th 2017 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Born September 9, 1974 to Sherry Karen Moretz and the late Richard Dean Jolly, Sr. He worked as an upholster for Hancock & Moore and Classic Leather. Mark was of the Baptist faith and loved to ride his Harley Davidson, especially with his family. He also enjoyed fishing, four wheeling, and building models. Including his mother, those left to cherish his memory include his step-father: Michael Gilreath, of the home; brothers: Richard “Rick” Dean Jolly Jr. & wife Samantha, of the United Arab Emirates and Cody Lynn Teague, of Taylorsville; along with a number of cousins, aunts, & uncles and numerous friends at work.

For family and close friends a private memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Promise Land Ministries in Bethlehem with the Rev. Bill Honeycutt and Rev. Brian Honeycutt officiating. Memorials may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Hospital at  262 Danny Thomas Place; Memphis, TN  38105.

Harry Somers

Harry Young Somers, age 72, of Hiddenite went to his heavenly home on Monday, April 17, 2017 at his residence. His journey into this world began on February 16, 1945 in Iredell County to the late Harry Young Somers and Virginia Somers Jordan. Harry loved the Lord and was a loving husband. He loved his family and loved to talk to people. He never met a stranger. Harry was a member at Beulah Baptist Church in Taylorsville. In his lifetime he worked for Southern Screw Factory, Statesville Record & Landmark for 22 years as a paper carrier and was retired from Engineered Sintered Components in Troutman, where he had worked for over 15 years. He loved collecting old stuff, hit & miss engines, fishing, and caring for his dog, Wolf. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his step-father: Paul Jordan; sister: Jeanne Harrison and husband Jerry; and sister-in-law: Faye Somers.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 25 years, Wanda Watkins Somers, of the home; sons: H Young Somers and Shelton Somers (Star), both of Beaufort, NC; daughters: Shelly Lane (Scott), of Statesville, Blaire Maas (Gary), of Clemmons, NC, and Gay Garner (Dennis), of Beaufort, NC; step-daughter: Sonia Kerley, of Stony Point; step-son: Michael Watkins, of Stony Point; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandson; brother: Jerry Somers, of Statesville; sisters: Debbie McQuage (Steve), of Charlotte and Paula Miller (Rick), of West Jefferson; along with a number of nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Friday, April 21, 2017 from 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm at Beulah Baptist Church in Taylorsville and the funeral service will follow at 2:00 pm with the Rev. Keith Bowman and Rev. Rick Miller officiating. Burial will follow at Hiddenite Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to Gideon’s International at Po Box 517; Taylorsville, NC  28681.