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Monday 06/01/2015
Cook, Joyce

STATESVILLE Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., today, Monday, June 1, at Poplar Springs Church of God, with the Rev. Steven L. Newman officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. T...

Goforth, Helen Alexander

STATESVILLE Helen Alexander Goforth of Statesville passed away Saturday morning, May 30, 2015, at the Gordon Hospice House. She was 90 years of age and the second oldest in a family of 14 children....

Roberts, Herbert

STATESVILLE Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., today, Monday, June 1, at the Nicholson Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Don Horton officiating. Burial, with full military honors provided b...

Sharpe, Tegan Reece

STATESVILLE Tegan Reece Sharpe, three month old daughter of Bradley and Sarah Sharpe, passed away peacefully in her mother's arms, with her dad by their side at Brenner's Children's Hospice NICU, M...

Shelton, Sonny

STATESVILLE Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m., today, Monday, June 1, at Trinity Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Bradley Mullis officiating. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., M...

Williams, Jesse Sherrill

STATESVILLE Jesse Sherrill Williams, 80, of Statesville died Saturday, May 30, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Nicholson Funeral Home.

Sunday 05/31/2015
Andrews, Bill Carl

PINEOLA Bill Carl Andrews, 82, of Pineola, went home to be with his Lord, Thursday, May 28, 2015, at Burke County Hospice and Palliative Care. A native of Avery County, he was born April 30, 1933, ...

Barkley, Paul

TAYLORSVILLE Paul Arnold Barkley, 74, of Taylorsville, passed away at Valley Nursing Center on Friday, May 29, 2015. Born Sunday, November 10, 1940, in Catawba County, to the late Willie Lee and Li...

Barkley, Paul

TAYLORSVILLE Paul Arnold Barkley, 74, of Taylorsville, passed away at Valley Nursing Center on Friday, May 29, 2015. Born Sunday, November 10, 1940, in Catawba County, to the late Willie Lee and Li...

Black, Lee

STATESVILLE Lee A. "L.A." Black Jr., 88, of Statesville, passed away Friday, May 29, 2015 at Gordon Hospice House. Born June 8, 1926 in Iredell County, he was the son of the late L.A. Bla...

Clements, Phillip

STATESVILLE Phillip Joseph Clements, 59, of Statesville, passed away Friday, May 29, 2015 at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC. Born May 8, 1956 in Richfield Springs, New York, he was the...

Goforth, Helen Alexander

STATESVILLE Mrs. Helen Alexander Goforth, 90, of Statesville, died Saturday, May 30, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Nicholson Funeral Home.

Gustafson, Herbert S.

MOORESVILLE Herbert S. Gustafson, 86, Mooresville, died Friday, May 29, 2015. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. , Sunday, May 31, at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home Chapel, Mooresville A graveside ...

Myers, Robert Lanard

Robert Lanard Myers STATESVILLE Mr. Robert Lanard Myers, 63, of Statesville, died Monday, May 25, 2015. Celebration of Life services will be held Monday, June 1, at 2 p.m., at Rutledge and Bigham M...

Riggs, Ruben W.

MT. AIRY Mr. Ruben W. Riggs, 84 of Mt. Airy passed away Friday, May 29, 2015 at the Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home. He was born in Surry County on April 15, 1931 to the late Charlie Washington ...

Saturday 05/30/2015
Clements, Phillip

STATESVILLE Phillip Joseph Clements, 59, of Statesville, died Friday, May 29, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home.

Cook, Joyce

STATESVILLE Joyce Joann Hartness Cook, 65, of Statesville, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital. She was born in Iredell County, March 3, 1950 to the late Vance and H...

Cook, Joyce

STATESVILLE Joyce Ann Hicks Cook, 71, of Statesville, departed this life, Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at Sardis Oaks Facility in Charlotte after a long illness. A memorial service for Joyce will be held ...

Gettys, Sandra

STATESVILLE Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m. today (Saturday, May 30), at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. Thomas Sherrod officiating. The family will speak with friends immediately follo...

Hartness, Floyd

STATESVILLE Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Saturday, May 30), in the Nicholson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Sam Jordan, the Rev. Roger Holland and the Rev. Buster Treadaw...

Laws, Don

STATESVILLE A service to celebrate the life of Don Laws will be conducted at 3 p.m. today (Saturday, May 30), at Christ Boulevard United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ron Doub and the Rev. Joe Par...

Mason, Dennis

MT. ULLA Dennis Howard Mason, 71, of Mt. Ulla, went home to be with the Lord peacefully Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at his residence surrounded by his family. The service celebrating Mr. Mason's life w...

Mayberry, Margaret B.

STATESVILLE Margaret B. Mayberry, 77, died Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Gordon Hospice House. She was born Feb. 25, 1938 in Stony Point, a daughter of Neri and Jessie Beckham. She was a retired seamstre...

Murdock, Mildred

TROUTMAN Mildred Sherrill Murdock, 99, of Troutman, died Sunday, May 24, 2015. The family will receive friends today (Saturday, May 30), at 10 a.m. at the gravesite in St. Michael's Cemetery in Tro...

Obrecht, Janina

DAVIDSON Janina "Nina" Krasy Obrecht, 86, of Davidson, died Thursday, May 28, 2015. No services will be held at this time. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, is serving the Obrecht family.

Reep, Rev. David

TROUTMAN The Rev. James David Reep, 70, of Ostwalt Amity Road, Troutman, died Sunday, May 24, 2015, at his home. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, May 30), at Beulah Height...

Roberts, Herbert

STATESVILLE Herbert Elmo Roberts, 89, of Statesville, passed away Friday, May 29, 2015 at the Gordon Hospice House. He was born in Alabama, May 17, 1926 to the late Theophilis Garrett and Cora Lena...

Shelton, Sonny

STATESVILLE William Garland "Sonny" Shelton, 88, of Statesville, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Arbor Acres in Winston-Salem. Sonny was born March 11, 1927 in Statesville and was t...

Souther, Lester

HAMPTONVILLE Mr. Lester Souther, 77, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 28, 2015. Mr. Souther was born May 13, 1938 in Wilkes County to Luther and Ethel Harris Souther. He was a loving ...

Friday 05/29/2015
Cook, Joyce

Joyce Cook STATESVILLE Joyce Joanne Hartness Cook, 65, Statesville, died Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Nicholson Funeral Home.

Eaton, Naomi Brown

KINSTON Naomi Brown Eaton, 78, of Kinston passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at the Gordon Hospice House. Private family services will be held at a later date and will be announced by Nicholson F...

Gettys, Sandra

STATESVILLE Sandra Kay Cooke Gettys, 62, of Statesville, died Thursday, May 28, 2015 at the Gordon Hospice House. Born in Iredell County on October 21, 1952, she was a daughter of the late Walter C...

Harris, James Ray

GREENVILLE, N.C. Mr. James Ray Harris, 86, of Greenville, N.C., died Wednesday May 27, 2015. A memorial service will be held Sunday May 31, at 3 p.m., at Peace Presbyterian Church, followed by a vi...

Hartness, Floyd Richard

STATESVILLE Mr. Floyd Richard Hartness, 86, of Statesville, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at Iredell Memorial Hospital. Mr. Hartness was born July 21, 1928, in Alexander County and was the s...

Mason, Dennis Howard

MT. ULLA Dennis Howard Mason, 71, of Mt. Ulla, went home to be with the Lord peacefully on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at his residence surrounded by his family. Born August 22, 1943 in Alexander Count...

Renegar, Sherry Ann Jano

CHARLOTTE Mrs. Sherry Ann Jano Renegar, 64, of Charlotte, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2015, at Carolinas Healthcare System Blue Ridge-Morganton. A native of Iredell County, she was the daughter of ...

Sharpe, Tegan Reece

STATESVILLE Tegan Reece Sharpe, three month old daughter of Bradley and Sarah Sharpe, passed away peacefully in her mother's arms with her dad by their side at Brenner's Children's Hospice NICU, Ma...

Sweet, Harold James

TAYLORSVILLE Harold James "Bud" Sweet, 74, of Taylorsville, died Wednesday, May 27, 2015. No formal services are planned at this time and will be announced at a later date by Alexander Fu...

Wheeler, Hugh Stanley

LILLINGTON Mr. Hugh Stanley Wheeler, 87, of Lillington, formerly of Statesville, died Wednesday, May 27, 2015. No formal service will be held. The family may be contacted at the home of Jimmy Peebl...

Wilfong, Willie Marshall

HICKORY Willie Marshall Wilfong, 63, of 7th Ave. SW in Hickory, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2015, after a lingering illness at the Catawba Regional Hospice Sherrills Ford. He was born June 11, 1951...

Thursday 05/28/2015
Barringer, Jo Ann

STATESVILLE Jo Ann Williams Barringer, 85, went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 25, 2015. Born in Statesville, N.C., Jo Ann was the daughter of Mary Ann Lazenby Williams and McKinley Hobart Will...

Cooke, Charles

TROUTMAN Mr. Charles Ervin Cooke Sr., 71, of 210 Carlyle Rd., Troutman, died Monday, May 25, 2015, at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center. He was born in Dowajaic, Michigan, Oct. 16, 1943, and was ...

Gillespie, Jerry Grant

MOORESVILLE Jerry Grant Gillespie, 80, of Mooresville, died, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 30 at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home Chapel. The family will ...

Gray, Leslie Dawn

STATESVILLE Ms. Leslie Dawn Gray, 48, of Statesville died Saturday, May 23, 2015. A celebration of life service will be held Friday, May 29, at 3 p.m., at the First Baptist Church. Members of the f...

Hartness, Floyd R.

STATESVILLE Floyd R. Hartness, 86, of Statesville died Wednesday, May 27, 2015. A funeral service will be 11 a.m., Saturday, May 30, in the Nicholson Funeral Home Chapel. The family will visit with...

Hilderbrand, Mary Matheson

STATESVILLE Mary Matheson Hilderbrand, 86, of 970 Sharon School Rd. in Statesville, went home to be with the Lord after an extended illness, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at the Gordon Hospice House. Mr...

Laws, Don

STATESVILLE Mr. Don Laws, 82, of Statesville, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at Davis Regional Medical Center. Born in Iredell County June 11, 1932, he was the son of the late Reed and Octavia ...

Young, Philip

CLEVELAND Mr. Philip Hiram Young, 88, of Cleveland, N.C., passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House. Born November 11, 1926 in Statesville, he was the son of the late Lena M...

Wednesday 05/27/2015
Johnson, Alfred

TAYLORSVILLE Alfred "Lex" Johnson, 87, of Taylorsville, died Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Alexander Funeral Service at ...

Lackey, Mattye Houpe

STATESVILLE Mrs. Mattye Houpe Lackey, 101, fondly known as "Pat" passed away at 5 a.m. May 25, 2015 at Valley Rehabilitation Center in Taylorsville. Mrs. Lackey was born Jan. 25, 1914 in ...

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