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Billy Wayne Fox, 63

DSC00163Billy Wayne Fox, age 63, of Bethlehem, passed away on August 25, 2016 at his residence. Wayne was born on May 21, 1953 in Alexander County to the late Everette Clarence and Cecil Idabelle Pennell Fox. He was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed racing and loved his dogs. In addition to his parents Wayne was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph & Howard Fox.

Wayne leaves to cherish his memory brothers, Leroy, Earnest & wife Scharlotte, & Thomas Fox; sister, Mary Lou Hollar; sister in law Linda Fox, and a number of nieces, nephews, and special friends.

Visitation will be Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 1:00-2:00 pm at Alexander Funeral Service with the funeral service following. The Rev. Gary W. Jennings will be officiating. Burial will take place at Mountain Ridge Baptist Church.

IMG_0002Terry Ambrose Childers, age 78, of Hiddenite, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at Frye Regional Medical Center. Terry was the son of the late Ambrose Claude and Ruth Sawyer Childers. He was born on May 17, 1938 in Alexander County. He enjoyed fishing, racing, and water skiing. In addition to his parents Terry was preceded in death by a daughter, Melodie Annette Childers.

Terry leaves to cherish his memory daughter, Sherry Childers Eller; two sons, Terry Chris Childers & Alan Spencer Childers; mother of his children, Brenda Childers; three grandchildren, Charles I. Jr., Peter, & Ingrid Eller.

A graveside service will be conducted at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 12:00 pm. The Rev. Gary W. Jennings and Rev. Jamie Steele will be officiating.

Fred T. StarnesFred Timothy Starnes “F.T.”, age 58, of Bethlehem, passed away on August 21, 2016 at Frye Regional Hospital. Mr. Starnes was born on April 25, 1958 in Catawba County to the late Fred and Ruth Rae Yount Starnes who survives. He was a member of Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church. Mr. Starnes was worked as a truck driver for MDI in Hickory and for over 27 years at Pet Diary. He was a licensed pilot, avid Braves fan, a fan of drag racing, and loved his family & numerous friends.

In addition to his mother Mr. Starnes leaves to cherish his memory, two brothers, Kenny & Stewart Starnes; two sisters, Amy Warren & fiancé Jerry Pardue and Beth Hyatt & husband Robert all of Bethlehem, one niece, Jacqueline Moose & husband Phillip, three great nephews, Caleb, Lukas, & Bash Moose; a friend who was like a brother David Henderson, and a special aunt, Florence Teague.

Visitation will be Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 10:00-11:00 am at Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church with the memorial service following at 11:00 am. The Rev. Dale Bost and Rev. Steve Johnson will be officiating. The family requests that in lieu flowers memorials be made to Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church General Fund,  9042 NC Hwy 127, Hickory, NC 28601

Darlene Milstead Barnes

Darlene Milstead Barnes, age 56, of Taylorsville went to her heavenly home on Thursday, August 18, 2016. She was born March 10, 1960 to Ruby and the late Rayford Milstead and worked at Wilkes Community College and Furniture Mart in Hickory. Darlene was a member of Mt. Herman Baptist Church and loved to farm, work in the flowers and was a great cook. She also loved her nieces just like they where her own. Including her father she is preceded in death by her aunt and uncle, Ruth and Larry Fox.

 

Including her mother, those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 21 years, Phillip Joe Barnes; her great nieces, Amy and Emily Barnes; brother, Randy Milstead and wife Penny; sister, Angie Kirby and husband Don; and as well as a number of nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles

 

Visitation will be held on Monday, August 22, 2016 from 1:30pm – 3:30pm at Mt. Herman Baptist Church with the service to follow at 3:30 pm. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Paul Schronce will officiate the service. Pallbearers include Bill Lackey; Mike Dagenhart; Roger, Chris, & Todd Harrington; Terry Bumgarner; and Michael & Greg Fox. Memorials may be made to Mt. Herman Baptist Church: Po Box 697, Taylorsville, NC  28681.

Braxton SmithBraxton Corbin Smith, age 6, of Taylorsville, passed away at Mission Hospital in Asheville, on August 13, 2016. Braxton was born on January 15, 2010 to Kevin Douglas Smith and Danielle Brook Wallace in Catawba County. Braxton enjoyed riding dirt bikes, hunting, and fishing, but most of all he loved Jesus and his family.

In addition to his parents Braxton leaves to cherish his memory, sister, Kinsley Wallace; step brothers, Devin Thomas & Blake Head; two step sisters, Taylor Harrell & Hailey Head; grandparents, Tommy & Teresa Smith, Cindy & Eddy Wike, and Gary & Renee Wallace; aunt Amy & uncle Matt Holsclaw, uncle TJ & aunt Becky Smith; niece, Lydia Harrell, and nephew, Wyatt Holsclaw.

Visitation will be Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at Alexander Funeral Service from 6:00-8:00 pm. A memorial service will be conducted on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at Alexander Funeral Service at 4:00 pm. Burial will take place in the Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery.

Coy SipeCoy Estelle Woodring Sipe, age 99, passed away Thursday, August 18, 2016 at Valley Nursing Center in Taylorsville, NC. She was born July 3, 1917 in Alexander County. Coy worked over 50 years for Sipe Lumber Co., a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church and enjoyed gardening. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Sipe; her brothers, Rosco Woodring; James Woodring; and her granddaughter, Sandra Sipe. She is survived by 5 children; three daughters, Betty Pennell, Carolyn James, and Kathy Loving; two sons, Conley Sipe and Ralph Sipe; 9 grandchildren, Rev. Earl Pennell, Bill Pennell, Mike Pennell, Karen Morris, Mark James, Kurt James, Kevin Sipe, Kendall Sipe, and Marie Markuson; 13 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren.

A private graveside service will be conducted at St. Luke Lutheran Church Cemetery, Monday, August 22, 2016 with Pastor Andrew Miller officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial contribution to St. Luke Lutheran Church (Graveyard Fund), 1364 Church Rd, Taylorsville, NC  28681.

Darlene Milstead Barnes, age 56, of Taylorsville went to her heavenly home on Thursday, August 18, 2016. She was born March 10, 1960 to Ruby and the late Rayford Milstead and worked at Wilkes Community College and Furniture Mart in Hickory. Darlene was a member of Mt. Herman Baptist Church and loved to farm, work in the flowers and was a great cook. She also loved her nieces just like they where her own. Including her father she is preceded in death by her aunt and uncle, Ruth and Larry Fox.

Including her mother, those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 21 years, Phillip Joe Barnes; her great nieces, Amy and Emily Barnes; brother, Randy Milstead and wife Penny; sister, Angie Kirby and husband Don; and as well as a number of nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles

Visitation will be held on Monday, August 22, 2016 from 1:30pm – 3:30pm at Mt. Herman Baptist Church with the service to follow at 3:30 pm. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Paul Schronce will officiate the service. Pallbearers include Bill Lackey; Mike Dagenhart; Roger, Chris, & Todd Harrington; Terry Bumgarner; and Michael & Greg Fox. Memorials may be made to Mt. Herman Baptist Church: Po Box 697, Taylorsville, NC  28681.

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