arcola dagenhart

Mrs. Arcola Marshall Dagenhart, age 83, of Conover went to her heavenly home on Monday, December 16 where she was reunited with her husband who she loved dearly. Mrs. Dagenhart was born on September 9, 1930 in Alexander County to the late G. Cleveland Marshall and Margaret Gwaltney Marshall. In addition to her parents and several brothers and sisters, she is preceded in death by her loving husband of 65 years, Hayes C. Dagenhart. Mrs. Dagenhart was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. She greatly enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her great-grandson: Canon, numerous friends, and her pets: Molly and Snowball. She is survived by her daughter: Vickie Dagenhart of Conover: sister and best friend: Wilma Bentley of Taylorsville; grandson: Robbie Patterson of Jacksonville, FL; grandson: Ryan Patterson and wife Cheryl of Claremont; and great-grandson: Canon Hayes of Claremont.

Funeral services will be held at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Conover on Wednesday, December 18, 2013. The family will receive friends from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm  with the funeral following immediately after at 3:00 pm with Pastor Paul Birner officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church: 5175 St. Peter’s Church Rd, Conover, NC 28613 or Catawba Regional Hospice: 3975 Robinson Rd, Newton, NC 28658. The family would like to thank friends: Kim Honeycutt and Catawba Regional Hospice for helping take care of Arcola.

44 - CopyMarie Faris Stevens Hudson, age 95 of South Boston, Virginia, went to her heavenly home Sunday morning, December 15, 2013. Born September 27, 1918 to the late Charles Henry and Esther Comer Stevens, she had been a lifelong member of Grace Baptist Church. She was a retired teacher’s assistant from South of Dan Elementary School as well as being a homemaker. Marie enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing, quilting, gardening, and spending time with family and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Spencer “Bob” Hudson; six brothers, Alvah, Chester, C.H. Jr., Henry, Keith, and Truett Stevens; and three sisters, Christine Smith, Euvenia Link, and Murlin Gravitt. Those left behind to cherish her memory are two sons, Donald Hudson and wife, Martha of Appomattox, VA and Eric Hudson and wife, Margaret of South Boston, VA; two daughters, Joan Reynolds and husband, Mike of Danville, VA and Alison Robinette and husband, Mark of Taylorsville, NC; eight grandchildren, Leon Hudson and wife, Caroline, Bryon Hudson and wife, Julie, Jill Kochan and husband, John, Michael Reynolds, Brandy Collins and husband, Michael, Andrew Reynolds and wife, Amanda, Luke Robinette, and Holly Robinette; eight great grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family members.

The family will receive friends at Grace Baptist Church on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM. Funeral services to held at 2:00 PM on December 17, 2013 at Grace Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Robinette and Rev. Jack Stewart officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family wants to extend a special thank you to those who helped her at home prior to moving to Danville: Pam Chandler, Rachel Matthews, and Alma Elliott; and to the staff at Emeritus-Danviile for their attentiveness over the last several months.

Online condolences may be made at www.brooksfhinc.com.

Nicole C. Bowen, 36

Nicole C. Bowen, age 36, a resident of 55 Myers Lane, Statesville died Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at her home. Born in Halifax County, VA on July 12, 1977 she was the daughter of Jerry Wayne Blevins of Statesville and Betty Cade of Henderson. She was a member of Stovall Baptist Church and worked as a cashier at Wilco Gas Station. Graveside funeral services will be held Monday at 2:00 PM at Dexter Baptist Church by Rev. Wayne Clark. In addition to her parents she is survived by two daughters, Cheyenne Bowen and Jenny Cade of the home and six sisters, Chrissy Cade, Pamela Cobb, April Phelps all of Henderson, Joleigh Blevins, Jessi Blevins and Lyndsey Blevins all of Creedmoor. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathleen Bowen.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service and at other times they will be at the home of her mother, Betty Cade at 705 Gun Club Rd, Lot 8, Henderson, NC 27537. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Nicole C. Bowen Funeral Fund C/O J.M. White Funeral Home, 60 Zeb Robinson Rd. Henderson, NC 27536. Local arrangements were entrusted to Alexander Funeral & Cremation Service.

alton rogersAlton Willard Rogers, age 90 of the Ellendale Community, Taylorsville, passed away in the Lutheran Home  Hickory West – Trinity Ridge on Sunday morning, December 8, 2013 after a period of declining health.  Born August 3, 1923 in Alexander County to the late Dr. Minter and Ruby Cavin Rogers,  he had been a lifelong member of Antioch Baptist Church where he had served as a church deacon, and a Sunday school teacher.  He was a retired custodian after over 30 years of service, from West Alexander Middle School.  He enjoyed camping, and spending time with his family.  Mr. Rogers was a Veteran of the United States Army, and served in World War II from 1943 – 1946.

Besides his parents, those preceding him in death are his wife Grace Little Rogers, two sons :  Alton Jr., and Dennis Rogers, and two brothers:  Clyde and Mervyn Rogers.

Those remaining to cherish his memories are two daughters:  Darlene Handy and husband James of the home; Marlene Scott and husband Randy of Taylorsville.  Two granddaughters: Krista Huss and husband Scott of Charlotte, and Kimberly Handy of Taylorsville.  Five grandsons:  Eric Rogers of Taylorsville, Chad Rogers of Hickory, Monte Rogers of Taylorsville, Andrew Scott of Conover, and Tyler Scott of Wilmington. Great-grandchildren include:  Ethan Rogers of Conover, Kaitlyn Huss of Charlotte and Caleb Handy of Taylorsville.  He also leaves behind one sister Glenda Rogers of Winston-Salem, two daughters-in-law:  Donna Rogers of Hickory, and Shelia Rogers of Taylorsville, as well as a number of nieces, nephews, and other family members.

Visitation for Mr. Rogers will take place at Antioch Baptist Church, Tuesday, December 10  from 6:30-8:00 pm.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 11 at 3:00 pm in the church and burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Rev. Mark Morris and Rev. Dennis Spivey will officiate.

The grandsons will serve as Pallbearers.  Honorary Pallbearers will be Ethan Rogers and Caleb Handy.  Honorary Attendants will be Linda Bolick, Peggy Jolly, Debbie Martin, Judy Powers, Debbie Munday, and Kathy Rector.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice of Catawba County @ 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC  28658.

Military rites will be afforded by DAV Post 84 and Hudson Post 9.

cline smithCline Lester Smith, age 67, of Conover passed away Thursday night, December 5, 2013 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. Born in Cherokee County, NC on February 27, 1946 to the late Roy Lester and Ella Ellavie (Davis) Smith. He was retired from CommScope and had previously worked for Siecor – Corning Cable System, RR Donnelly and Sweet Water Winding Company. Cline was a graduate of CVCC and Gardner Webb University. He also enjoyed making paper airplanes for his grandson and cooking. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 44 years: Karen Sue (Killian) Smith of the home; son: Chris Smith and fiancé Ashley; daughter: Brandie Smith; grandchild: Gunner Smith, all of Conover.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, December 8, 2013 from 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Conover and service will begin at 3:30 pm with the Pastor Paul Birner officiating. Private burial will follow in the church cemetery. Serving as Pallbearers will be Donald Killian, Gary Killian, Dan Bolton, Chad Bolton, Randy Munday and Chris Barnes. Honorary Pallbearer will be Son Nguyen. Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association at 7272 Greeneville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75231.

kenneth pennellKenneth Eugene Pennell, age 75 passed away unexpectedly at Frye Regional Medical Center on Monday, November 25, 2013.  Born on February 4, 1938 to the late Folk Jefferson Pennell and Maude Lena Pennell.  Kenneth was retired and in his spare time he enjoyed working on motors and being an automobile mechanic.  Kenneth had previously worked for the Pepsi Cola Bottling Company for 17 years, as well as, Clayton Marcus for 9 years as a security guard.  He liked watching old western movies and NASCAR  and he also enjoyed fishing. He truly enjoyed spending time with his best buddy –  his little dog; Charlie.  In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife Sallie Mae Benfield Pennell of 52 years, four brothers: Grady, Robert, Perry and Kelly Pennell; four sisters: Estelle Bryant, Cleo Kirby, Verna Reid and Jeanette Burke. Those left to cherish his memory include three sons: Curtis Keith Pennell, Duane Eugene Pennell and wife Lisa, Kenneth Shane Pennell and girlfriend Courtney Adams; one daughter: Sandra Mae Pennell and fiance’ Todd Harris; three grand-daughters: Chelsea LeShea Schrader and husband Daren, Brooke Eleisha Wright, and Kendal Paige Harris Pennell, as well as a number of nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Friday, November 29, 2013 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Mountain Ridge Baptist Church.  The service will be conducted Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 3:00 pm at Mountain Ridge Baptist Church with Pastors Mark Adams and Alan Fox officiating.. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

John “Jack” Tomlin Carter III, age 56 of Fairfax, VA passed away unexpectedly October 10, 2013.  The family will be having a Graveside Memorial Service on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at Little River Baptist Church Cemetery at 10:00 a.m.


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