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Robert Frazier Taylor, age 66, of Taylorsville passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. He was born on August 14, 1950 to the late Robert Taylor, Sr. and Ruby Good Taylor. Robert worked for Cargo Transporters as a Diesel Mechanic. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Taylor. Those left to cherish his memory include his son, Rick Taylor and wife Jessica of Taylorsville; daughters, Tara Southers and husband Kevin, of Wytheville, VA and Debra Snoke, of Lancaster, OH; three grandchildren and several siblings survive.

There are no funeral arrangements planned at this time.

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Escar William Childers, age 89 of Taylorsville passed away on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at his residence. He was born on April 9, 1927 in Alexander County to the late Gill and Sally Chapman Childers. Escar was retired from Harrington Construction where he was a carpenter for 19 years. He also had worked for Schneider Mills and in the Alexander County School System in Maintenance. He was a veteran of the US Navy and served during WWII. Escar was a member at Three Forks Baptist Church and the choir leader for 60 years. He was also a Sunday School Teacher and involved in the Training Union. Escar was a founding member of the Three Forks & Poplar Springs Double Quartet, widely known throughout the region. Including his parents, Escar is preceded in death by his wife, Lou Eva Russell Childers; daughter, Nancy Carol; brother, Fred Childers; and sisters, Bessie Bell Hubbard, Georgia Verna Hubbard, Hessie Edward Harrington, Edna Mae Walker, Mary Estelle Pennell, and Martha Sue Harrington. Those left to cherish his memory include a number of nieces and nephews and one sister-in-law, Pearl Ingram Childers.

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The family will receive friends on Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm at Three Forks Baptist Church and the funeral service will follow. Dr. Carson Moseley and Rev. Neal Walker will be officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Military rites will be provided by the DAV Post 84 of Taylorsville and Post 6 of Hudson. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Three Forks Baptist Church @ 4685 Three Forks Church Rd; Taylorsville, NC  28681 or Hospice of Alexander County @ 50 Lucy Echerd Lane; Taylorsville, NC  28681.

betty-hefner-2Betty Jane Fox Hefner, age 84, of Taylorsville went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Gordon Hospice House in Statesville. She was born on February 11, 1932 in Alexander County to the late Charlie and Margie Carrigan Fox. She had worked for Carolina Glove for 53 years and enjoyed baking, canning, and working in her flowers. Betty was a member at Millersville Baptist Church and loved to spend time reading her bible. Including her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband: Ruel Levon Hefner; brothers: JD Fox & wife Arlene Bare and Conrad Fox; sisters: Lois Fox Icenhour & husband Coie and Nancy Fox Hefner and son-in-law: Wayne Price.

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter: Debbie Hefner Price, and son Randy L. Hefner & wife Cindy, of Taylorsville; brother: Gary Fox & wife Diane Stafford Fox of Georgia; sister: Faye Fox Poarch Warlick; grandson: Michael “Mikie” Miller & wife Amanda Cohen Miller; granddaughters: Alli Price, Heidi Collins, Tabatha Hefner, and Summer Hefner, all of Taylorsville; along with a number of nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Millersville Baptist Church. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 2:00 pm at Millersville Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Orren and Rev. Dan Spears officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Rev. David Martin officiating at the graveside. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Millersville Baptist Church Building Fund @ 130 Millersville Church Rd; Taylorsville, NC  28681.

Jennie P. Icard, 90

jennie-icardJennie P. Icard, age 90 of Bethlehem passed away Wednesday November 30th at home surrounded by
her family. Jennie loved her family and friends and enjoyed spending time with them. She enjoyed her church family and church activities. Singing brought her joy. Jennie had a beautiful smile, infectious giggle, and was loved by many. Jennie was preceded in death by her husband Willard C. Icard and grandson Jason Icard. Those left to cherish her memory are son Richard Icard of Hickory, son Jeffrey Icard of Bethlehem, daughter Jennifer Sears of Dudley Shoals and their spouses, brother Richard Parlier of Granite Falls, Ann P. Morgan of Menlo Park, California, eight grandchildren, 10 great grand children, and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

The funeral service will be held Saturday at 3:30 pm at Mt Bethel United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends prior to the service at 2 pm. Jennie would have liked everyone to wear bright colors to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Mt Bethel United Methodist Church, 9042 NC 127, Hickory, NC 28601.

 

johnsie-lackeyJohnsie Deal Little Adams Lackey, age 82, of Taylorsville passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at Duke Hospice, Hock Family Pavilion in Durham, NC. She was born on July 24, 1934 in Alexander County to the late Dexter Davidson and Lucy Bowman Deal. Johnsie was a homemaker. She loved to make people laugh and to provide comfort to those in need. She was a member of Friendship Lutheran Church. Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her husbands: Calvin Little, William Adams, and Harry Lackey; son: Michael Little; brother: George Deal and sister: Sibil Mull. Those left to cherish her memory include her children: Jennifer Little & husband Phil Whitaker and Mitzi Poovey; stepson: Harry “Scott” Lackey and wife Kim; sister: Ruth Deal-Lackey and husband Phil; grandchildren: Susan Caudle, Michael Little, Jordan Poovey & wife Ly, and Madison Poovey; two great grandchildren: Brandon and Jonathan Caudle; six step-grandchildren, and special friend: Chase Little.

Visitation will be held on Friday, December 2, 2016 from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm at Friendship Lutheran Church. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 12:00 pm at Friendship Lutheran Church with Pastor Carol & Gregory Yeager officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jonathan & Brandon Caudle, Jordan Poovey, Michael Little, Anthony Robinson and Randy Barnes. Memorials may be sent to Friendship Family Life Center @ 5300 Church Rd; Taylorsville, NC  28681.

 

tabatha-elderTabatha Lesona Rudisill Elder, age 50, of Taylorsville passed away unexpectedly on Monday, November 21, 2016. She was born July 29, 1966 in Mecklenburg County to Barbara Cole of SC and the late Johnny Rudisill. Tabatha worked for Mitchell Gold  and was a Tennessee Titans, NHRA drag car racing and a die-hard Carolina Tarheels fan. Tabatha loved being outdoors, especially swimming and sun tanning. She attended East Taylorsville and Millersville Baptist Church. Including her mother, those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 15 years: Kevin Elder of the home; daughter: Jessie Cook of Fayetteville; son Anthony Cook and wife Kristine of Sanford and grandchild: Taylynn Cook. Her brother Johnny Rudisill of Texas; sister: Johnya Hawkins and husband Keith of Kentucky; aunts: Jane West of SC and Cathy Rudisill and husband Dean of NC; uncles: Dean and Dennis Rudisill of NC; Nephew: Brian Hawkins and kids – Michael and Robert; niece: Tony McCain and kids – Maddyson, Nicole, TJ, and Johna; and long time friend of the family: Brenda Price.

The family will receive friends on Monday, November 28, 2016 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm at East Taylorsville Baptist Church and Memorial Service will follow. Rev. Jamie Steele, Rev. Bill Orren, and Rev. Gary Jennings will be officiating.

lura-cormierLura Mae Reynolds Cormier, age 55, of Fort Collins, Colo., formerly of the Baton Community, passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 5, 2016 in Fort Collins. Born April 28, 1961, to Max Edward Reynolds and Lura Hallie Sumpter Reynolds Blake, who survive,  in Guilford Co., N.C., she was a graduate of South Caldwell High School and Western Carolina University. She was preceded in death by her husband, Val Cormier and stepfather, Harvey Blake, Sr.

Memorial services will be conducted Friday, Nov. 25, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Alexander Funeral Service in Taylorsville. Rev. Neal Walker will officiate.  Interment will follow at a later date in the family cemetery in Ashe County.