brandy thompsonBrandy Nicole Tarlton Thompson, age 34, of Taylorsville, passed away unexpectedly at her residence on Thursday, September 4, 2014.  Born to the late Roger Hurst and Mary Darlene Rushing Hurst Tarlton, on November, 16, 1979, in Union County, NC.  She was a member of Community Christian Fellowship in Bethlehem, and was the owner and operator of Whiskey Mountain Farms as a grower for Tyson Farms.

Brandy will be remembered by all as a mother who loved her infant son with all of her heart.  Her love for the outdoors and her years at Chestnut Hunt Club, owned and operated by her grandfather will be lasting memories.

She is survived by her mother, Mary Darlene Rushing Hurst Tarlton, of Taylorsville, as well as her son Rowdy Cole Thompson.  Her maternal grandparents, Jerry and Shelby Dean Rushing of Taylorsville, will cherish her memory.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday evening, September 10, 2014 from 7;00 -9;00 p.m. at Alexander Funeral Service.  Memorial services will be held at a later date.  Inurnment will follow with the family.

Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.

Arrangements entrusted to Alexander Funeral & Cremation Service.

Florence I. Belcher Blauvelt, age 95, of Hiddenite, passed away on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the Brian Center in Statesville. She was born on January 23, 1919 in Rome, NY. Florence was retired from Parker Hanason Air Conditioning in Lyons, NY. She was of the Catholic faith and she loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting, camping, and traveling. Florence is preceded in death by her parents. Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Fredrick Harvey Blauvelt, of the home; sons: James Belcher of Raligh, NC and Richard Belcher of Florida; stepson: Harvey Blauvelt of Texas; stepdaughters: Elida Bnoy of Florida and Sherry Griffy of Tennessee; and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.


Local arrangements are being handled by Alexander Funeral Service. The funeral services will be handled by Farnsworth-Keysor Funeral Home in North Rose, NY.

Owen Braswell

Owen Augustus Braswell, age 90, of Taylorsville, passed away on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at his daughter’s house from a lengthy illness. He was born on July 4, 1924 in Whitnel, NC to the late Horace Henry and Julie Etta Kelley Braswell. Owen was a veteran and served in the US Army. He was retired from Broyhill. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Braswell along with three brothers, a sister, and 2 grandchildren. Those left to cherish his memory include 8 children: Ria Childers and husband, Steve, of Taylorsville, William (Bucky) Braswell and wife, Polly Hall of Hickory, Doris Duncan and husband, Charles of Hiddenite, Roger Braswell and wife, Beth Fogle of Taylorsville, Wanda Wike and husband, Billy of Taylorsville, Debra Burns and husband, Terry of Granite Falls, Renee Braswell Sigmon of Taylorsville and Sandra Denny and husband, Scott of Taylorsville; 21 grandchildren; 40 great grandchildren; 1 brother: Charles A. Braswell; and 1 sister: Mertha Braswell Biddy, both of Taylorsville.


Visitation will be Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm at Beulah Bapitst Church in Taylorsville, NC with the funeral to follow directly after with Rev. Brent Dula officiating. Burial will take place at Macedonia Baptist Church on Macedonia Church Rd. in Taylorsville, NC. Pallbearers include Chuck Duncan, Michael Duncan, David Byrd, Jason Mecimore, Matthew Braswell, Sonny Starnes, and Erick Braswell. Military Rites are arranged with DAV Post 8490 and Post 6 of Hudson.

Martha Webb

Martha Ann Bridges Webb, age 70, of Taylorsville, passed away on Saturday, August 30, 2014. She was born on June 19, 1944 in Summit, Ohio, to the late Broad Bridges and Mary Goode Bridges. Martha was a homemaker most of her life and was a member at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church. Those left to cherish her memory include her spouse of 52 years, David Wilber Webb; sons: Darren Webb and wife, Wendy, of Taylorsville and James Brent Webb and wife, Ruthie, of Taylorsville; brother: Don Bridges of VA; grandchild: Montanna Webb of Taylorsville; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Wednesday, September 3, 2014 from 2:30 pm to 3:45 pm at Little River Baptist Church. The funeral service will follow at 4:00 pm with the Rev. Jeff Chapman and Rev. Perry Link officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Buford Stinson Adcock, Jr., age 69, of Hendersonville, passed away on Thursday, August 28, 2014 in Hendersonville.

The visitation will be Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 9:45 am at Skyland Baptist Church. The Memorial Service will follow at 10:45 am with the Rev. David Honeycutt officiating. A graveside service will take place on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 4:30 pm at Bethlehem Baptist Church cemetery with the Rev. Kenneth Lambert officiating. In lieu of flowers, send to Skyland Baptist Church: 2115 Hendersonville Rd, Arden, NC 28704.

Theressa Barnes

Theressa (Bebee) Barnes, age 59, of Wilkesboro, North Carolina was born in Taylorsville, North Carolina on December 3, 1954. She departed this life after a protracted illness on August 28, 2014. She joined St. John’s Church at an early age where she remained a member until her death. She graduated from Alexander Central in 1973. She worked for many years as an employee at E. R. Carpenter and Tysons, and was a certified cosmetologist. Theressa was an avid pet lover and was known for her magnetic personality. Her laugh was infectious and she has been described as a “self-made clown”. Bebee had a tremendous presence, and anyone who met her fought to stay close to her. To know Bebee was to possess a priceless pearl. She was preceded in death by her late husband, Kenneth Barnes, Sr and her son, Kenneth Barnes, Jr. She is survived in death by her daughter, Kennechia Marie Barnes of Wilkesboro who resides at her home; her parents Mabel and Antoine Julien of Spring House, PA; three sisters: Wondra Gemende of Riverside, CA; Tya-Mae Julien, MD of Dallas, TX; Svena Julien, MD of Baltimore, MD; two brothers Matheau Julien, MD of Denver, CO; and Philippe Julien, MD of San Diego, CA.


Viewing Services will be held on Saturday August 30, 2014 from 6pm-8pm at Alexander Funeral Service, 193 North Carolina  Hwy. 16, Taylorsville, NC 28681. Home Going Service will be held on Sunday August 31, 2014 at 2pm at St. John Baptist Church 224 Quail Hollow Lane, Taylorsville, NC 28681.

James Frazier

James Henry Frazier, age 72, of Hiddenite, passed away on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at Catawba Regional Hospice. He was born on August 31, 1941 in Wilkes County to the late Henry Frazier and Leona Josephine Smith Frazier Allen. James was retired from Broyhill Furniture and was a member of Millersville Baptist Church. His cat Hope was his faithful companion, and he loved to tinker on watches, clocks, and engines. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Evalena Ramsey Frazier. Those left to cherish his memory include daughter: Sue Frazier of Taylorsville; granddaughters: Katy Frazier of Taylorsville, and Brittany Frazier of Hiddenite; brother: Bob Frazier of Wilkesboro; numberous neices and nephews; and special thanks to his neighbors, Anthony and Michelle McLain and sons, Michael and Aron.


Visitation will be Sunday, August 31, 2014 from 2:00 to 3:15 pm at Alexander Funeral Service. The Memorial Service will follow at 3:30 pm in the chapel with the Rev. Barry Harrell officiating. Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Catawba County: 3975 Robinson Rd; Newton, NC 28658.


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