Bobby Little Bobby Eugene Little, age 80, passed away unexpectedly at his residence on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Bobby was born on May 23, 1935 to the late Haslin L. and Bessie Childers Little in Alexander County. He served as a pilot in the U.S. Army. Bobby worked as a truck driver and  retired from Consolidated Freight Ways. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, history, was a mason, and a member of the Long Creek Lodge. He also was a tour bus driver.

In addition to his parents Bobby was preceded in death by three brothers Solon, Grady, Conley, twin sister Betty, and sister Donna.

Bobby leaves to cherish his memory one sister Helen Fuller, one sister in law Ruth Little, nephews; Davie Little and wife Virginia, all of Taylorsville, Danny Connor and wife Edwina, of Swansboro, N.C., Steve Fuller and wife Linda, nieces; Faith Davis, Penny Adams, Shelia Tomlin, all of Taylorsville, Barbara Smith and husband Clarence, of Jacksonville, F.L., Patty Capps, of Stanley, N.C., and a number of cousins & friends.

Visitation is Sunday, June 28, 2015 at East Taylorsville Baptist Church from 3:00-4:00 pm with a memorial service following at 4:00 pm at the church. The Rev. Jamie Steele will be officiating. Military rights will be provided by DAV chapter 84 and 6 of Hudson. Place of interment will be Liledoun Baptist Church Cemetery.

Danny Trammell Danny Ray Trammell, age 53, of Taylorsville, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at his residence. Danny was born on Friday, December 1, 1961 in Cleveland County to the late John David “J.D.” and Nancy Eckard Kerley who survives. Danny was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting & fishing. He was known for his good heart towards everyone. Danny was employed by King Hickory Furniture and also worked at Hallman Furniture, and Alexvale Furniture.

In addition to his mother, Danny leaves to cherish his memory his stepfather Jay Kerley, of Taylorsville, his daughter Alicia Trammell Bruce, of Kennedale, Texas, a son Anthony Ray Trammell, of Fortworth, Texas, two granddaughters McKensie Rhys Bruce, Sydney Tam Trammell, one sister Rita Hinkle and husband Jerry, of Statesville, one brother Eddie Trammell, of Taylorsville, three nieces Susan Caudle, Amy Thompson, Kristin Trammell, one nephew Michael Smith, four great nieces, three great nephews, a host of cousins and friends, and man’s best friend Roscoe.

Visitation will be Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 10:00-11:00 am at Alexander Funeral Service with the funeral service following at 11:00 am in the Alexander Funeral Service Chapel. The Rev. Allen Fox will be officiating the service. Pallbearers include; Michael Smith, Anthony Trammell, Jerry Hinkle, Brandon Caudle, Jonathan Caudle, and Eddie Trammell. In addition to flowers the family requests that memorials be made to ASPCA, PO Box 96929, Washington, DC 20090-6929

Larry LittleLarry Dean Little, age 67, of Taylorsville, passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at his residence. Larry was born to the late J.D. and Lucy Richey Little on Wednesday, May 5, 1948 in Alexander County.

He retired from South Eastern Concrete in Statesville, NC.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother Jerry Little and twin siblings.

He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife Lois Buff Little of the home, son Brent Little, one stepson Steven Fries, one stepdaughter Cassie Hollar, all of Taylorsville, four grandchildren Jackson Little, Elyn Little, William Hollar, Elizabeth Hollar, three sisters Lorene Reid, of Greenville, Phyllis Shuping, of Greensboro, Linda Riley, of Hickory, brother James Little, of Taylorsville, and a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation will be Friday, June 26, 2015 at Alexander Funeral Service from 6:00-8:00 pm. Funeral Services will take place on Saturday, June 27, 2015, 3:00 pm at Antioch Baptist Church. The Rev. Mark Morris will be officiating. Burial will take place in the church cemetery. The family requests that memorials be made to Hospice of Alexander County, 50 Lucy Echerd Ln, Taylorsville, NC 28681 or Harry’s Hands of Antioch Baptist Church, 580 Antioch Ch. Rd., Taylorsville, NC 28681

Cephas “Joe” Taylor lV, age 72, of Bakersville, NC  passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2015. He was born to the late Cephas and Marie Taylor on Monday, June 14, 1943 in Charleston, WV. He retired after twenty years in the U.S. Navy serving in Spain, Italy and the United States. After the service, he worked for Northup, Interstate Electronics Corp, and Hughes Aircraft all in California. He was most proud working on the Stealth Bomber as a technician writer.

He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Hickory, NC. His greatest enjoyment  was gardening, wood working and hunting.

He is survived by his wife, Dianne; son, Cephas Taylor V of Taylorsville, NC; daughter, Lisa and Keith Mckenzie of Batavia, NY; Step-son, Scott and Tammy Laughinghouse of Moorseville, NC; grandchildren, Taylor and William McKenzie and Jordan Laughinghouse.

Funeral services honoring the life of Cephas Taylor lV, will be Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 11 am, at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 2160 35th Avenue Drive, NE, Hickory, NC with Pastor Justin Kane officiating the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church or to a charity of choice.

A military interment will be held at Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA.


Screenshot_2015-06-19-12-42-38Robert “Bobby” Vernon Moore Jr., age 70, of Taylorsville, passed away at Catawba Regional Hospice on Wednesday, June 17, 2015. Bobby was born to the late Robert Vernon Sr. and Vergia Barnette Moore, on Friday, December 15, 1944 in Alexander County. Bobby loved riding Mary Jane, his horse, reading westerns, and especially enjoyed spending time with his family.

In addition to his parents, Bobby was also preceded in death by a brother Joseph Moore.

Bobby leaves to cherish his memory, his son James Moore and wife Mary, his daughter Valeria S. Moore, both of Taylorsville, one grandson Brennan Moore, one step grandson Blake Isenhour, a brother Billy Moore, of Taylorsville, special friends Danny & Sandy Lemmons, and a number of nieces & nephews.

No formal services are planned at this time. The family requests that memorials be made to Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, NC 28658

Benjamin Blair

Benjamin Blair, age 96, of Taylorsville, passed away at Valley Nursing Center on Wednesday, June 17, 2015. Mr. Blair was born to the late John Caldwell and Ollie Mae Pennell Blair on Monday, May 12, 1919 in Alexander County. Mr. Blair served in World War 11 and was a proud member of the VFW. Mr Blair was a well known apple grower and staunch Democrat.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his; wife Gladys Harrington Blair, daughter Gloria Blair Smith, son in-law Robert H. Smith, two brothers, and three sisters.

Mr. Blair leaves to cherish his memory a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

A visitation will be held on Monday, June 22, 2015 at Alexander Funeral Service from 2:30-3:30 pm. There will be a graveside service following visitation at 4:00 pm in the Three Forks Baptist Church Cemetery.



Anthony Oseguera, age 20, of Taylorsville, passed away unexpectedly in a car accident, on Saturday, June 6, 2015. He was born to Osvalvo Antonio and Janette Minon Sigmon Oseguera on Sunday, August 7, 1994 in Iredell County. Anthony loved rapping, dancing, and his family & friends, whom he had many of. He attended Freedom Baptist Church. Anthony was employed by Austin-Hunt Lumber of Statesville.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Manuel Hernandez, grandfather, James Sigmon, and grandmother, Emediva Contreras.

In addition to his parents he leaves to cherish is memory, two brothers, Juan and Michael Oseguera, of the home, one grandmother, Francis Sigmon, of Taylorsville, a number of aunts, uncles, and cousins and a host of friends.

Visitation will be Thursday, June 18, 2015 at Freedom Baptist Church, of Hiddenite, from 1:30-3:00 pm with the funeral service beginning at 3:00 pm. The Rev. Sam Vallini will be officiating. Burial will take place in the church cemetery. The family asks that memorials be made to Anthony Oseguera Fund in care of Alexander Funeral Service PO Box 40 Taylorsville, NC 28681



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