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IMG.jpgRohe Lewis Winchell, age 84, of Taylorsville, passed away in Catawba Valley Medical Center on May 17, 2017, following a brief illness. He was born Nov. 6, 1932, to the late Alfred Main and Mary Prescilla Hickman Winchell, in Waterbury, Conn. His career as a financial adviser spanned several industries and financial institutions. He faithfully attended East Taylorsville Baptist Church. He attended the University of Conn. where he majored in music. His love for classical music led to being a choir boy and playing the pipe organ for his church. He later directed choral music. He loved man’s best friends, remembering Victor, Taffy, and Gilda. Rohe was a Master Gardener  and was passionate in the yard and garden. Flags and Christmas lights he especially enjoyed. Celebrating family accomplishments and carrying on traditions surrounding Memorial Day and Thanksgiving, with Mince meat pie always a highlight. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a special aunt, Ruth Yarrington.

Mr. Winchell is survived by his wife of twenty years, Mary Ann Hayes Winchell of the home, along with one son A. Dowe Winchell, and Jody Carpin, of Greenville, SC. His daughter, Nancie Ellen Winchell Fernandez, and husband, Jeffrey , of Carlisle, Mass. cherish his memory. He has one stepson, Eric Hayes Mauney and wife, Vickie of Taylorsville. There are four grandchildren, Jesse Joseph and Chelsea Ellen Fernandez of Carlisle, Mass. with Ezra Pennell of Taylorsville and Kaylee Paige Carpin of Greenville, S.C. One favorite cousin survives, Edward LewisYarrington, of Prospect, Conn.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, May, 20, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at East Taylorsville Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jamie Steel and Rev. Gary Jennings officiating. Burial will follow in the Linney’s Grove Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will include Jeff Cockrell, Ken King, Bill Gowings, Randy Elder, Mark Marshall, and Kevin White. The family will receive friends at the residence. Memorials may be made to Ethnos 360 Missions, Katie Bowman support, 312 W. 1st. St. Sanford, Fla. 32771.

 

 

 

 

IMG_0001Shirley June Sigmon, age 80, of Taylorsville went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at home on Sunday, May 14, 2017. She was born to the late Charles Allen Roberts Sr. and Pansy Hatton Roberts.

Shirley enjoyed cooking, sewing, planting flowers and being at home with her beloved family. She was a faithful member at Bethlehem Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents she is proceeded in death by, one son: Russell “Rusty” Glenn Sigmon and her sister: Jean Roberts Kirby.

She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 62 years; Glenn Lee Sigmon. Sons; Michael Lee Sigmon, Scott Allen Sigmon and wife Michelle. One daughter; Kandy Sigmon Alexander and husband Todd. Her brothers; Charles Allen Roberts “Bud” and wife Willa Dean, and Tony Roberts. Three grandchildren; Hillary Anne Sigmon, Anna Elizabeth Sigmon McDaniel and husband Matthew, and Joshua Michael Sigmon. With a number of nieces and nephews, along with one very special friend; Terry Katherine Marion.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Antioch Baptist Church from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. With the funeral service following at 3:00 pm with the Rev. Allen Roberts. A graveside service will be held after the funeral service at Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery.

All memorials can be made to the Building Fund at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 7500 NC-127, Taylorsville, NC 28681.

 

 

Blanche FoxBlanche Fox, age 85, of Taylorsville went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 5, 2017 at her residence. The daughter of the late Carl James & Hattie Bentley Fox. She was born on August 27, 1931 and throughout her career worked from Carolina Glove for 10 years and was the owner/operator at Sanitary Pick Up Services. Blanche was a member at Liledoun Baptist Church and loved spending time with her family. She also enjoyed going to yard sales, knitting, and gardening. Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband: Jimmy Thomas Fox and brothers: Graydon & Arnold Fox. Those left to cherish her memory include her sons: Lonnie Thomas Fox & Steve Wayne Fox (Robin); daughters: Marcia Barnes (Claude), Anna Mae Wallace (Junior), & Darlene May; step-son: Allen Fox; grandchildren: Teresa & Amanda Wallace, Mia, Lee, Angel, Vanna & Monica May; all of Taylorsville; brothers: Marshall & Michael Fox, of West Jefferson; special friend: Gerald Meredith; along with a number of nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm at Liledoun Baptist Church and the funeral service will follow at 3:00 pm with the Rev. James Lockee and Rev. James Bumgarner officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family would like to extend a special Thank You to the staff at Hospice of Alexander for their care and support during this time. Memorials may be sent to Hospice of Alexander @ 50 Lucy Echerd Lane; Taylorsville, NC  28681.

 

 

 

Frances DavisFrances Anna Lail Davis, age 90, of Taylorsville left this world for her heavenly home on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Valley Nursing Center surrounded by her family. Frances came into this world on April 8, 1927 in Gaston County to the late Cletus Monroe & Anna Scates Lail. In her career, she worked for Southern Devices on the assembly line. Frances was a member at Macedonia Baptist Church where she sung in the choir and enjoyed being around her church family. She loved to travel with her husband Benson and brother. Along with many other attributes, Frances was a fantastic cook, loved her family, and was “so blessed” by her family. She will forever be remembered in our hearts. Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her daughter: Kay Frances Davis; granddaughter – Tiffany Davis; sisters: Blanche Camp, Joyce Guthrie, and an infant sister, Millie Lail; and brother: Gene Lail. Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 65 years, Benson Herbert Davis of the home; sons: Benson Davis, Jr. and Bruce A Davis (Anita) of Taylorsville; grandchildren: Renee Harrington (Chris) of Taylorsville, Garrison Davis (Lauren) of Moorseville, and Sarah Davis of Taylorsville; great-grandchildren: Will Harrington, Grant Harrington, Dixon Davis, and Maxton Davis; and brother Guy Lail (Billie) of Hickory.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Alexander Funeral Service. Funeral service will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 3:30 pm at Macedonia Baptist Church with the Rev. Dan Spears, Rev. David Martin, and Rev. Taylor Pennell officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Memorials may be sent to Macedonia Baptist Church at 63 Macedonia Church Rd; Taylorsville, NC  28681.

James LittleReverend James Bradford Little, age 61, of Taylorsville, passed into the presence of the Lord on Sunday, April 30 at Iredell Memorial Hospital.  He is the son of the late Howard and Lucy Little.  Reverend Little was born in Alexander County, February 13, 1956. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Shaw University, and Mitchell Community College.  He was born into the family of God in September 1967.  He was a member of St. John Baptist Church.  Reverend Little was licensed to preach June 21, 1980 and ordained to the ministry on April 4, 1982.  He was absolutely confident that his calling was to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ.  The Lord called him to pastor four churches during his 37 years of ministry: Piney Grove Baptist Church of Moravian Falls, Mount Sinai Baptist Church of Catawba, Friendship Baptist Church of Union Grove, and New Damascus Baptist Church of Wilkesboro. Reverend Little believed in investing in people.  He served on the election and evangelism committees of the North Carolina General Baptist State Convention.  He was also on the Executive Board of the General Baptist State Convention.  He faithfully served as president of the Yadkin Valley Missionary Baptist Sunday School Convention for ten years.  He was also chairman of the Yadkin Valley Presbytery Council.  Reverend Little coached Little League Football for the Alexander County Recreation Commission for a number years where he shared his love of sports. He is preceded in death by an infant brother: Howard Nathaniel Little. Reverend Little leaves behind his wife of 39 years, Paulette Little; to this union three children: Reverend Terence Little of Bethesda, Maryland, Aisha Little of Taylorsville, and Bradford Little of Wilkesboro; one granddaughter, Harper Joy Little; four sisters: Mrs. Althea Horton (David) of Lenoir, Ms. Margie Faye Little of Morganton, Ms. Joann Griffin of Taylorsville, and Mrs. Rosalind Linney (Rickey) of Hiddenite; and a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Reverend Little will be deeply missed.  He often began worship services with Psalm 118:24, “This is the day that the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”  This day we, his family and friends, rejoice that Reverend Little is in the presence of his Lord, and we await the day when we join him among the heavenly congregation.  To God be the glory in all things.  Amen.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Alexander Funeral Service from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. The body will lie in state for thirty minutes prior to the funeral service. The funeral service will be held on Friday, May 5, 2017 at 2:00 pm at St. John Baptist Church with the Rev. E.R. Millsaps, Rev. C.E. Rowe, and Rev. T.E. Martin officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

IMGTimothy “Tim” Lee Payne, age 60 of Taylorsville passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017 at his residence. He was born on April 30, 1957 to the late Larry Winkler and Shelby Jean Sigmon Payne. He was a member of Millersville Baptist Church. Tim was a farmer and was known for his “do rag” and his outgoing personality.
He is preceded in death by one step son; Joey Lynn Bowman.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 21 years; Joyce James Payne. His two sons; Kristopher Lee Payne and Dustin Matthew Payne both of Taylorsville. Brother; Terry Payne and step daughter; Lisa Bentley and husband Randall of Taylorsville. Granddaughters; Hannah and Gracie Bentley of Taylorsville, Niece; Julee Miller and husband Ryan of Conover. One great niece; Adriana Miller of Conover and a special uncle and aunt; Donald Payne and wife Wanda. With a number of aunts, uncles, cousins, and special friends, as well as “The Gang at Millersville”, along with Roger, Penny, and Paige Icenhour.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at Millersville Baptist Church from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. The body will lie in state thirty minutes prior to the service. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 3 at Millersville Baptist Church at 3:30 pm with the Reverends Brian Kerley, and Kevin Brown. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
In addition to flowers all memorials may be made to Millersville Christian Academy.
130 Millersville Church Rd, Taylorsville, NC 28681

 

Virginia ArmstrongVirginia Chloe Howard Armstrong, 83, of Taylorsville went home to be with Jesus on Saturday, April 29, 2017. She was born to the late Perry Lee & Mary Dee Garrett Howard on June 17, 1933 in Rosewood, KY. Virginia attended church at Poplar Springs and Mt. Herman Baptist Church, and when she lived in Kentucky, she attended church at Crofton Pentecostal Church in Crofton, KY. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Neva W. Armstrong, son: Justin N. Armstrong; grandson: Zachary Armstrong; brothers: Harrod & Joseph Howard, and sister Louise Howard Wint. She leaves to cherish her memory, three daughters: Gail Armstrong & Dreama (David) Burns of Taylorsville, NC, and Marci (Mike) Taylor of Beaufort, SC; two sons: Randy Armstrong of Madisonville, KY and Dwayne (Laura) Armstrong of Bowling Green, KY; grandchildren: David Taylor & Shameka Radcliffe of Beaufort, SC, Dreama Armstrong and Christian Colon` of Charlotte, NC, Rebecca Harrell of Hiddenite, NC, Jessica Burns of Taylorsville, NC, Dustin (Lakota) Armstrong & Jacob Armstrong, of Crofton, KY, Gerry (Ashley) Burns of Cooleemee, NC, Kyle Burns & fiancé, Santana Moretz of Hickory, NC, and Marcus & Justin Armstrong of Bowling Green, KY; great-grandchildren: Brennon Harrell, Gage Siler, Thomas Taylor, and Trinity, Dustin, Aalliyah, Carson, & Peyton Armstrong; along with a number of nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Valley Nursing Staff & Hospice of Alexander County for the love and support to mama and us.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 from 2:00 pm – 4:15 pm at Mt. Herman Baptist Church and the funeral service will follow at 4:30 pm with the Rev. Paul Schronce officiating.

A Graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 2:30 pm at Hale Cemetery in Christian County, KY with the Rev. Bob Wint officiating.

Flowers for the family for the services here may be sent to Alexander Funeral Service and for Kentucky can be sent to Gary’s Funeral Home at 405 Hopkinsville Street, Greenville, KY  42345.