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Carol Ann Shook, 74


Carol ShookCarol Ann Shook, age 74, of Taylorsville, passed away at Iredell Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, January 13, 2016. She was born to the late Cedric and Pauline Brown Orren on July 12, 1941 in Rowan County. Carol attended Little River Baptist Church. Before retiring Carol was employed as a CNA at Shady Rest Home & Bellsview Rest Home. She was caregiver to all her family, loved church, and her family was her life. In addition to her parents Carol was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Harvey Shook and one brother Johnny Orren.

Carol is survived by son, Scotty Shook of the home, two brothers; Lee Orren of Taylorsville & Ronnie Orren of Stony Point, three sisters; Brenda Orren of Hickory, Sharon Coffee of Taylorsville, & Hope Orren of Hickory, and several nieces, nephews, and close friends.

Visitation is 2:00-3:00 pm Saturday, January 16, 2016 at Little River Baptist Church. The Funeral will follow at 3:00 pm. The Rev. Jeff Chapman will be officiating the service. Burial will take place in the church cemetery. Pallbearers include; Scotty Shook, Wes Orren, Austin Steele, Keith Orren, Dwayne Tedder, & Stacy Mitchell. The family requests that in addition to flowers memorials be made to Little River Baptist Church, 2070 Little River Rd, Taylorsville, NC 28681


Benny Steven Childers, 75, of Taylorsville, went home to be with his Lord on Friday, January 8, 2016.

Born February 4, 1940 to Ambrose and Ruth Childers of Taylorsville.

He was preceded in death by his father Ambrose Childers, his mother Ruth Childers, and his brother Richard Childers.

Left behind to cherish his memory is his wife Ria Childers of the home; his brother Terry Childers; three daughters Dena Collie and husband Paul, Leja Clyburn and husband David, Lecticia Starnes and husband Sonny; one son Shannon Childers and wife Brandy; and his grandchildren in whom he loved and cherished.

Receiving and Memorial will be held at East Taylorsville Baptist Church Monday, January 11, 2016 starting at 5:00 pm. Memorials can be sent to East Taylorsville Baptist Church, PO Box 906; Taylorsville, NC 28681 where he was a member for close to 70 years.

Larry ChpamLarry Douglas Chapman, age 74, of Taylorsville, (known to many as “Super”), passed away at Catawba Valley Medical Center on Wednesday, January 6, 2016. He was the son of the late Ned Crowson and Beulah Inez Dyson Chapman. Mr. Chapman was born on July 18, 1941 in Alexander County. Larry loved his family whom came second only to God. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren. He was a member of Berea Baptist Church. He married the love of his life Jenny Ball Chapman in 1962. Mr. Chapman retired from Craftmaster Furniture as Vice President. During his 8 years of retirement he read his bible all the way through six times. He spent quite a bit of time reading while waiting in the car for his wife to finish shopping. His passion was British imported convertible sports cars. He enjoyed coaching and umpiring baseball when his son was a young boy  and more recently feeding the neighborhood dogs. He was fully committed to anything he ever did, he never gave up until the task was finished.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Chapman was preceded in death by sister Sybil Chapman and brothers Arnold, Ricky, and Fred Chapman.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of the home, son Doug Chapman & wife Angie Baker Chapman of Shadyshores, Texas, daughter Amy Chapman Collins & husband Shan of Lincolnton, grandchildren; Olivia, Caroline, Lizzy, & Jennifer Chapman, Abby & Austin Collins, brother Hall Chapman, sister Patsy Goforth, and a number of nieces, nephews, and special friends.

Visitation is 6:00-8:00 pm Saturday, January 9, 2016 at Alexander Funeral Service. The Funeral service will take place Sunday, January 10, 2016 3:00 pm at Berea Baptist Church. The body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the funeral. Dr. Sheridan E. Stanton will be officiating the service. The family request that in addition to flowers memorials be made to Berea Baptist Church, 350 Berea Church Quincy Rd, Hiddenite, NC 28636, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 6000 Fairview Rd #305, Charlotte, NC 28210, or to the Muscular Dystrophy Association,   1515 Mockingbird Ln # 702, Charlotte, NC 28209

Barbara SmithBarbara Jane “Missy” Fuller Smith, age 65, of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, passed away in Flagler Hospital, St. Augustine, on Monday, January 4, 2016. Born in Charlotte, NC on March 29, 1950 to the late Daniel Bryson Fuller and Helen Little Fuller, who survives, she was a retired real estate agent for Watson Reality. She was a member of East Taylorsville Baptist Church, Taylorsville, NC, before moving to Florida. She was a prolific writer of poetry and short stories, and loved to read. She loved her family and her puppies with a passion. In addition to her father she was preceded by her maternal grandparents, Haslin and Bessie Little, as well as her paternal grandparents, Lon and Martha Fuller. She has lost a number of aunts and uncles to death.

She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Clarence Smith of the home. A son, Larry Black and wife Marcia of Denver, Colorado. A grandson Josh “Sam” Dailey, two great granddaughters, Elly & Maddie. She has one sister Sheila Tomlin and one brother, Stephen Fuller, both of Taylorsville, who survive Missy. One nephew, Chris Fuller, and two loving pet Chihuahuas, Little Bear & Honey are left to cherish her memory.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at East Taylorsville Baptist Church, from 1-2:00 p.m. with funeral services at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Jamie Steele will officiate. Burial will follow in the Liledoun Cemetery. Terry Little, Phil Little, and Vernon Charles as well as Phil Adams will serve as pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to the building fund of East Taylorsville Baptist Church, P.O. Bx. 906, Taylorsville, NC

J.D. Warren, 79

J.D. Warren, age 79, of Taylorsville, passed away on Tuesday morning at Valley Nursing Center. He was born to the late Spencer Blackman and Idel Clary Warren on December 24, 1936 in Alexander County. Mr. Warren was a member of Shining Light Baptist Church. He loved watching baseball &basketball. He enjoyed going fishing and farming.

In addition to his parents J.D. was preceded in death by his wife Betty Webster Warren, grandchild Justin Bath, 6 brothers, and a nephew Roger Warren.

He leaves to cherish his memory daughter Melissa Warren and fiancé Mark Nease, grandson Aaron Bath, two sisters; Ruth Hefner & husband Fate and Betty Edge, niece Crystal Bentley & husband Todd, and a number of special friends.

Visitation will be Thursday, January 7, 2016 from 4:00-5:30 pm at Alexander Funeral Service with the memorial service following at 6:00 pm in the funeral home chapel. The Rev. Gary W. Jennings will be officiating the service. Burial will take place in the Shining Light Church cemetery.

Alice ShookAlice Margarette Weber Shook, age 73, of Statesville, passed away on Monday, January 4, 2016 at Iredell Memorial Hospital. She was born to the late Joseph George and Irene Bryant Myers Weber on May 27, 1942 in Nassau County, New York. Alice was retired from the Health Care profession as a Nursing Assistant. She loved spending time with family and friends.

In addition to her parents, Alice was preceded in death by her loving husband of 19 years, Johnny Shook, sisters; Elizabeth Hons & Mary Barbara Peshock, and brother Joseph Weber.

Alice is survived by son Jonathan Queen & wife Tammy of Statesville, daughter Debbie Queen of Weaverville, NC, step children; Tammy Shook of Statesville, Cindy Truax & husband Charles of Taylorsville, two grandchildren; Joshua Queen & Jessy Yount, brothers; John Weber of Mattituck, NY, Arthur Weber of Statesville, George Weber of Styvasant, NY, and a number of nieces, nephews, & special friends.

Visitation is Thursday evening January 7, 2016 at Union Grove Christian from 6:00-8:00 pm. The funeral service will be Friday, January 8, 2016 at 11:00 am at the church. The family will assemble at the residence of Roy “Frog” Queen, 141 Roseman Ln. Statesville at other times. The body will lie instate 30 minutes prior to the service. The Rev. Allen Lunsford will be officiating the service. Burial will take place in the church cemetery. The family wishes to say a special thank you to Dr. Spongberg and his staff at Iredell Memorial Hospital.