Miscellaneous Alexander County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Fred William “Bill” Kibby
Fred William “Bill” Kibby, age 73, of Taylorsville, died Friday, April 11, 2003, at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory. He was born in Buncombe County August 19, 1929, the son of the late Ora Boyd Kibby and Emma Sohn Kibby. He was employed as a truck driver with W & L Trucking for fifteen years, and for the last six years, was employed with Sunbelt Express. A member of East Taylorsville Baptist Church, he was involved in Sunday School activities and was a member of the Baptist Men. Mr. Kibby was a Mason of the Conover Lodge and was also involved with the Eastern Star. Survivors include his wife, Betty Little Kibby of the home; two daughters, Donna Owens and husband Tony of Raleigh and Beth Griffin of Boiling Springs, S.C.; one step-daughter, Faith Davis of Taylorsville; five grandchildren, Julie Stroud of Little Rock, Ark., David Stroud of Greenville, S.C., Michelle Catalano and Michael Griffin, both of Boiling Springs, S.C., and Bobby Davis of Charlotte; one brother, Max Lassiter and wife Jenette of Asheville; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 13, 2003, at East Taylorsville Baptist Church with Rev. Craig Hamlin officiating. Burial followed in the Liledoun Baptist Church Cemetery. Alexander Funeral 
Service, Inc., of Taylorsville was in charge of arrangements.

Edna St. Clair Wike Mitchell
Edna St. Clair Wike Mitchell, age 80, of Taylorsville, died Friday, April 11, 2003, at her residence following a period of declining health. She was born in Alexander County March 10, 1923, the daughter of the late Roby Daniel St.Clair and Ola Bentley St.Clair. She was a member of Mt. Hebron Baptist Church and had been employed with Champion Packing Company for sixteen years.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Ray Wike; her second husband, Sam Mitchell; three brothers, Clyde St.Clair, Glade St.Clair, and Arlie St.Clair; and an infant sister. Survivors include one son, Everette Wike and wife Pat of Taylorsville; three grandchildren, Tanya Link and husband Richard, Shannon Chatham and husband Barry, and Tina Hallman and husband Steve; nine great-grandchildren, Meagan Link, Preston Link, Karina Link, Deacon Link, Grant Chatham, Jordon Chatham, Randy Hallman, A.J. Hallman, and Amanda Hallman; two brothers, J.D. St.Clair and Curtis St.Clair, both of Taylorsville; three sisters, Margie Burgess of Taylorsville, Clara Jean Warren of Hiddenite, and Marie Berry of Ft. Pierce, Fla.; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 13, 2003, at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church with Rev. Anthony Wike and Rev. Horace Moree officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice & Home Care of Alexander County, 50 Lucy Echerd Lane, Taylorsville, NC 28681 or to Mt. Hebron Baptist Church, 201 Daniels Lumber Rd., Taylorsville, NC 28681. Alexander Funeral Service, Inc., of Taylorsville was in charge of arrangements.

Brittany Nichole Morrison
Brittany Nichole Morrison, age 15, of Lincolnton, died Saturday, April 12, 2003, as the result of an automobile accident. She was born in Catawba County November 21, 1987, the daughter of Jeffery Dale Morrison and Donna Ruth Keever. She was a ninth grade student at East Lincoln High School and was a member of Living Word Pentecostal Holiness Church in Maiden. Survivors include her mother, Donna Ruth Keever of the home; her father, Jeffery Dale Morrison of Vale; one brother, Max Morrison of Lincolnton; one sister, Jessica Keever of Lincolnton; paternal grandmother, Brenda Morrison Orren of Hickory; paternal grandfather, Kelly Morrison and wife Diane of Taylorsville; and maternal grandparents, La Verne and Charles Whitted of Lincolnton. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 16, 2003, at 3:00 p.m. at Living Word Pentecostal Holiness Church with Rev. Mike Ainsworth, Rev. Zack DeBerry, and Rev. Benny officiating. Memorials may be made to the Living Word Pentecostal Holiness Church Student Ministry, P.O. Box 647, Maiden, NC 28650.
Warlick Funeral Home of Lincolnton is in charge of arrangements.

Sara Carpenter Allen
Sara Carpenter Allen, age 80, of Allen Rd., Hiddenite, died Monday, April 14, 2003, at her residence. She was born in Mecklenburg County December 25, 1922, the daughter of the late Plumer C. Carpenter and Winnie Hartsell Carpenter. She was a former daycare owner in Taylorsville and was editor of the Alexander County Heritage Book. Mrs. Allen was a member of Rocky Springs United Methodist Church, where she was a former member of the Ladies Adult Sunday School Class and served as church historian. She was a member of the Genealogy Club of Taylorsville and was educated in the Mecklenburg County Schools. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James “Jim” Boyce Allen, Sr., on February 8, 2003, and a sister, Virginia Mae Carpenter. Survivors include a daughter, Joy Elder and husband Richard of Taylorsville; two sons, Jimmy Allen, Jr., and wife Barbara and Carl Marsh Allen and wife Tina, all of Hiddenite; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening, April 16, 2003, 7:00-8:30 p.m., at Adams Funeral Home in Taylorsville. At other times, the family will assemble at their respective residences. A graveside service will be conducted Thursday, April 17, 2003, at 3:00 p.m. at the Rocky Springs United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Joyce Bunn and Rev. Elbert Goble officiating. Memorials may be made to Rocky Springs United Methodist Church, 1321 York Institute Rd., Hiddenite, NC 28636. Adams Funeral Home of Taylorsville is in charge of arrangements.

Russell Logan Stone
Russell Logan Stone, infant son of Julie Michelle Fox and William Cecil Stone of Taylorsville, died Tuesday, April 8, 2003, at Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville. Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a step-brother, Nathanel Cecil Alexander; maternal grandparents, Van and Joy Fox of Taylorsville; paternal grandparents, Wilson and Jeanette Lowder; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. A private graveside service was conducted at the Little River Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Jeff Chapman officiating. Alexander Funeral Service, Inc., of Taylorsville was in charge of arrangements.

Christine Bentley Childers
Christine Bentley Childers, age 85, of Taylorsville, died Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at Wilkes Regional Medical Center. She was born in Alexander County March 18, 1918, the daughter of the late Christy Charles Bentley and Nora Lucretia Carson Bentley. She was a member of East Taylorsville Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Women’s III Sunday School Class. She was employed for a number of years with Broyhill Furniture Industries as a Sewing Room Supervisor. Mrs. Childers was the first female hired at Broyhill Furniture when the business located a plant in Alexander County. Her hobbies included sewing, crochet quilting, especially baby quilts, and reading. She was a wonderful cook, and everyone loved her pound cakes. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Blanco Childers, and two sisters, Edna Kerley and an infant twin. Survivors include two daughters, Joyce Gayle C. Parker and husband Andrew of Wilkes County and Christa C. Wike and husband Brent of Taylorsville; one son, Tim Holden Childers and wife Dawn of Taylorsville; two brothers, Perry Bentley of Taylorsville and John Bentley of Raleigh; two sisters, Maxine Munday of Kannapolis and Betty Harrington of Taylorsville; three grandchildren, Cara Parker, Jason Wike and wife Rochelle, and Kendra Wike; one great-grandchild, Linsey Savannah Wike; and a number of nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Thursday evening, April 17, 2003, 6:30-8:00 p.m., at East Taylorsville Baptist Church. Funeral services will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. follwing the visitation with Rev. Craig Hamlin officiating. Burial services will be held Friday, April 18, 2003, at 11:00 a.m. at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Deacons of East Taylorsville Baptist Church will serve as active and honorary pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the East Taylorsville Baptist Church Library Fund, P.O. Box 906, Taylorsville, NC 28681. Alexander Funeral Service, Inc., of Taylorsville is in charge of arrangements.

Devon Alexander Page
Devon Alexander Page, of Automotive Lane, Taylorsville, died Tuesday, April 8, 2003, at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory. He was the infant son of Misty Marie Mays and Zackery Allen Page. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Carla Brooks Mays. Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his maternal grandfather, Steve Mays of Hickory; paternal grandmother, Denise Page of Bethlehem; paternal grandfather, Mark Creger of Lenoir; paternal great-grandparents, Raby and Shirley Page of Bethlehem; an aunt, Amber Duane of Bethlehem; and an uncle, Benjamin Lee Page of Bethlehem.
A graveside service was held Thursday, April 10, 2003, at the Shiloh Lutheran Church Cemetery in Bethlehem. Alexander Funeral Service, Inc., of Taylorsville was in charge of arrangements.

Lois Hines
Lois Hines, age 81, of Greensboro, died Sunday, April 13, 2003, at the Blumenthal Jewish Home in Greensboro. She was born in Alexander County July 27, 1921, the daughter of the late Derr L. Hines and Grace White Hines. She was retired from Sears and Roebuck Company in Greensboro and was a member of New Salem Presbyterian Church in Stony Point. Survivors include three sisters, Ruth Martin of Greensboro, Frankie Joyce of Westfield, N.C., and Doris Martin of Stony Point, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at New Salem Presbyterian Church with Dr. Ronald Vaughn officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to the New Salem Presbyterian Church Women, c/o Hazel Lackey, P.O. Box 257, Stony Point, NC 28678. Notes of sympathy may be e-mailed to the Hines Family at www.chapmanfuneralhome.com.
Chapman Funeral Home of Stony Point was in charge of arrangements.

Robert Glynn Martin
Robert Glynn Martin, age 79, of Harris Bridge Rd., Stony Point, died Wednesday, April 9, 2003, at Davis Regional Medical Center in Statesville. He was born in Iredell County November 24, 1923, the son of the late James Washington Martin and Julia Lackey Martin. He was a retired farmer and was a member of Pisgah United Methodist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army 88th Infantry Division, 349 Infantry Regiment, 2nd Platoon Company D, with the rank of Staff Sergeant. He served in Italy during World War II. Mr. Martin was a member of V.F.W. Post 10,000 of Hiddenite, where he served on the Honor Guard. He was raised a Master Mason in 1954 and was a member of Stony Point Masonic Lodge #593. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Payne Martin; four brothers, Marsh Martin, Rance Martin, Charlie Martin, and Gilbert Martin; and one sister, Rachel M. Goodwin. Survivors include one son, Barry Martin and wife Marie of Stony Point; two daughters, Debra M. Miller and husband Terry and Jill M. Rufty and husband Randy, all of Stony Point; one sister, Emma M. Lumm of Kernersville; and five grandchildren, Grant and Noah Miller, Bobby and Brandon Martin, and Joe Rufty, all of Stony Point. Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 11, 2003, at Pisgah United Methodist Church with Dr. Gary Revels and Rev. Harold McAlpin officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery with Masonic Burial Rites provided by Stony Point Masonic Lodge #593 and Military Burial Rites provided by V.F.W. Post 10,000. Memorials may be made to V.F.W. Post 10,000, 584 White Plains Church Rd., Hiddenite, NC 28636 or to the Pisgah United Methodist Church Building Fund, 488 Hill Farm Rd., Hiddenite, NC 28636. Notes of sympathy may be e-mailed to the Martin Family at www.chapmanfuneralhome.com. Chapman Funeral Home of Stony Point was in charge of arrangements.

Noah Edward Sipes
Noah Edward Sipes, age 81, of Statesville, died Friday, April 11, 2003, at Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville. He was born in Caldwell County August 30, 1921, the son of the late Noah Sipes and Ivey Jackson Sipes. He was educated in the Iredell County Schools and was retired from Southern Screw in Statesville. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II, and was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnessess.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a number of brothers and sisters. Survivors include five sons, Noah Edward Sipes, Jr., of Stony Point, Daniel William Sipes of Atlanta, Ga., and James David Sipes, Timothy Keith Sipes, and Jerry Wayne Sipes, all of Statesville; thirteen grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Adams Funeral Home of Taylorsville was in charge of arrangements.

Norma Jane Tinsley Corn
Norma Jane Tinsley Corn, age 54, of Statesville, died Thursday, April 10, 2003, at Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville. She was born in Buncombe County October 4, 1948, the daughter of the late James Tinsley and Georgia Bailey Tinsley. She was a teacher assistant and bus drivier for Scotts Elementary School. She was a member of V.F.W. Post 2031 Ladies Auxiliary in Iredell County and was of the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Lee Corn. Survivors include one son, Jason Corn and wife Paula of Statesville; two daughters, Jan (Bunnie) Patterson and husband Todd of Statesville and Brittany Corn of the home; one brother, Joseph Browning of Asheville; three grandchildren, Tyler and Joseph Patterson and Patricia Corn, all of Statesville; and a number of nieces and nephews. A graveside service was conducted Sunday, April 13, 2003, at the Oakwood Cemetery in Statesville with Rev. Mister Charles Brantley officiating. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Rd., Statesville, NC 28625 or to the American Cancer Society, 500 East Morehead St., Suite 211, Charlotte, NC 28202. Notes of sympathy may be e-mailed to the Corn Family at www.chapmanfuneralhome.com. Chapman Funeral Home of Stony Point was in charge of arrangements.


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