ruby-harringtonRuby Dee Moose Harrington, age 89, of Taylorsville passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Frye Regional Medical Center. She was born in Alexander County on July 21, 1927 to the late Byron Everette and Carrie Teague Moose. Ruby was a member at East Taylorsville Baptist Church. Throughout her life, she worked as a chicken farmer for Tyson’s and enjoyed shopping, eating out, and spending time with her grandchildren. Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband A. Harold Harrington, two brothers, and one sister. Those left to cherish her memory, her daughter: Jacque Meadows and husband Keith; sons: Don Harrington & wife Wanda and Tony Harrington; grandsons: Brian Meadows & wife Tiffany; Chris Meadows & wife DeeDee; Bradley Harrington & wife Kate; and Mark Harrington & wife Carla; four great granddaughters; five great grandsons; and caregiver: Rowena Childers

The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 19, 2017 from 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm at Alexander Funeral Service with Service to follow at 4:00 pm in the funeral home Chapel. The Rev. Gary Jennings and Rev. James Lockee will be officiating. Burial will follow at Taylorsville City Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Gordon’s Hospice House @ 2341 Simonton Rd, Statesville, NC 28625.

The family will be gathering at Jacque’s house for any friends and family who would like to come by and show their respects.

Grace Russell, 87

Grace Mikeal Russell, age 87,  passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2017.  She was born in Caldwell County on Monday, January 21, 1929 to the late Boone and Doris Louise Fox Mikeal.

Those left to cherish her memory, her husband Don E. Russell of Moravian Falls, NC; son James A. Walker and wife Gay of Matthews, NC; two grandchildren and four great grandchildren, and one sister Edith Couch of Lenoir, NC. Service arrangements are incomplete at this time.

In lieu of flowers all donations can be made to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care,

902 Kirkwood Street NW Lenoir, 28645.


Paula Lynn Teague of Taylorsville, NC passed on January 6, 2017.

Paula was born on July 9, 1959 in Dothan, Alabama to the late Willie Floyd Blackman and Ada Louise Webber. Paula was a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where she served in many capacities throughout her life.

She is survived in death by her loving husband Shawn Teague of Taylorsville, NC, her children Steve Barnette and wife LeeAnn of Sherrills Ford, Valerie Barnette of Jacksonville, FL, Daniel Teague, Moriah Teague, Gwynivere Teague, and Joseph Teague of Taylorsville, NC. Her siblings include Karen Busby of Atlanta, GA, Doug Blackman of Freeport, Fl, Ava Lundquist of Lake Charles, LA, and Robert Blackman of Salt Lake City, UT.

Paula fought cancer like a warrior for 10 years, but she does not feel as if she lost. She lived her life to the fullest and loved with her whole heart.  The victory of her struggle was to inspire hope in those who knew her.

A Memorial Service will be held Sunday January 15, 2017 at 4 pm followed by a Celebration of Life. It will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 4065 N.Center Street Hickory, NC. She asked that we celebrate her life not mourn her death and for us to wear vibrant colors rather than black. Please bring your favorite stories to share.

As vibrant as she was in life we can honor her in her death. She was an inspiring strong and graceful lady that will be remembered.


Robert Preston Killian, “Bob”, 76 of Bethlehem, NC, passed away on Monday, January 9, 2017, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Born November 27, 1940, he was the son of the late Preston Leroy Killian and Bonnie Mae Miller-Killian. He was a member of Mt. Pisgah Lutheran Church and a retiree of Style Furniture. He was a small business owner, Rock Creek Nursery, for more than 40 years. Bob was a professional Bass Master for over 50 years, fishing in the Coveted National Bass Masters Championship in 1962 and finishing 12th. He continued fishing tournaments until his death, with his best friend and fishing partner ‘Tractor Tim’ Hollar.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother David Ray Killian. Bob is survived by his wife, Connie Ann Price-Killian, his two sons and families: Jeffrey Neil Killian, wife Julie, children Sydney and Ian Killian, and Robert ‘Brian’ Killian, wife Cindy and their daughter Emily Killian. He is also survived by his other siblings; Johnny Alfred Killian, Mary Naomi Gregory, and James ‘Jim’ Ruel Killian.

Funeral Services will be held on January 14, 2017 at Mt. Pisgah Lutheran Church. Visitation will be from 9:00 -10:00 am, service will be held at 10:00 am. Burial will follow at Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery.  Rev. Mike Stone will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the SECU Family House, 1970 Baldwin Ln, Winston-Salem, NC,  27103.  The SECU House supports family members with lodging and meals while loved ones are in ICU at Baptist or Forsyth Hospital.

ANNOUNCEMENT: The Memorial Service for Mrs. Angelia “Angie” Keever has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 5:00 pm at Freedom Baptist Church in Hiddenite with the Dr. Sam Vallini officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.  Thank You. The Staff at Alexander Funeral Service.



Adeline Ann Rogers and Miles Guy Rogers, newborns, of Taylorsville peacefully went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at Carolina’s Medical Center. They where the infant children of Micheal Daren Rogers and Carrie Ann Reid Rogers who are members at Little River Baptist Church. A moment in our lifetime but a memory forever in our hearts. Those left to cherish their memories along with their parents are maternal grandparents: Floyd and Martha Reid of Lenoir; paternal grandparents: Darrin and Robin Rogers of Taylorsville; great grandparents Max and Joanne Bentley; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. To remember their lives the family will have a graveside service on Monday, January 9, 2017 at 3:00 pm at Little River Baptist Church cemetery with the Rev. Jeff Chapman officiating.

angie-keeverMrs. Angelia “Angie” Dawn Munday Keever, age 57, of Hiddenite left this world for her heavenly home on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. She was born in Iredell County, N.C. on August 10, 1959 and the daughter of James and Hazel Munday of Statesville, N.C. . Angie graduated from West Iredell in 1978 and worked as a weaver for almost 35 years. She was a member at Freedom Baptist Church of Hiddenite since 1999. Her former husband of 19 years and best friend, Link E. Keever, was her life-long partner and soul- mate. Together, they were blessed with two handsome sons, who are loved and cherished by all who know them. Angie and Links eldest son, Rockwell “Rocky” Dustin Keever, is married to Atina Leenerts Keever and live in Hiddenite, NC. Their younger son, Dallas Russell Keever, is married to Amber Lopeland Keever and live in N. Little Rock, AR. Their daughter, 5 year-old Charlotte Jane Keever, brought unspeakable joy to her “Grandma Angie”, while touching so tenderly many other people’s hearts. Angie left behind three sisters, Debbie Munday, Dana Threatte and Pam Locke. Angie’s one passion and goal in life was to bring joy, smiles and gifts to all children. Being a child at heart, she wanted all children to know that God loves each and every one of them, no matter what. Angie Keever will be missed, but only for a short time, for God’s children will be gathered very soon to live with him in Heaven for all eternity. She is now where she is so-longed to be, Heaven, never to suffer or hurt again.

A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 5:00 pm at Freedom Baptist Church in Hiddenite with the Dr. Sam Vallini officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.