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Anna Gibson
Anna Lee Gibson, 71, of Lowell, NC passed away May 16, 2019 at her residence.

She was born on January 30, 1948 to the late Gaylord and Edna Goodman.

Anna was a member of Anchor Baptist Church of Gastonia.  She loved to support many organizations outside the church, such as Paralyzed Veterans of America, St. Jude’s Children’s Research, etc.

Left to cherish her memories are her daughter, Tammy Dockery and husband Scott; grandchildren, Michael Andrada, Tiffany Leonard, Josh Andrada and wife Brandy, Sierra Abernathy and husband Casey, Shiann Dockery, Leiah Dockery, Megan Via, Trina Dockery, Brandon Dockery and wife Jada, Brittany Cabaniss and husband Jason; and 11 great-grandchildren with one on the way.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Lee Gibson; and sons, Danny and Michael Andrada.
A celebration of life service will be held 4 pm on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Greene Funeral Service – South Chapel, 1503 S. York Rd., Gastonia, with Pastors David Reed and Tommy Holbrooks officiating.

The family will receive friends 3 – 4 pm prior to the service at the funeral home.

A guest registry is available to sign online at

Charlotte Hunt
Charlotte Bean Hunt passed away in her hometown of Denton, N.C. on May 15, 2019.    Charlotte had a warm and generous heart, and a deep and abiding faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.   

Charlotte was born in Davidson County, N.C. on December 14, 1927 to the late Walter Dewy Bean and Edna Davis Bean.  She was also pre-deceased by her husband Edgar Hunt, sister Laurene Loflin, and brother Dewey Bean.  Charlotte is survived by her children Norman Hunt and Douglas Hunt -Denton, NC, Hilda Coggins - Fredonia, WI, Rosemary Speight -Lorton, VA, and Ed Hunt- Fleming Island, FL. 11 Grandchildren and.  7 Great-Grandchildren.  She is also survived by many loved nieces and nephews.

Charlotte was a 1945 graduate of Denton High School; and was the Director of First Baptist Child Learning (Denton) at the time of her retirement.   Charlotte was a mentor for the Davidson County Community College Early Childhood Education Program for many years, a volunteer for the Davidson County Crisis Hot Line, an active member of First United Methodist Church (Denton), and later an active member of Bethel Baptist Church (Denton). 

Visitation will be held on Friday May 17 at Briggs Funeral Home.   A Celebration of Life Service was held on Saturday May 18 at Bethel Baptist Church. Interment followed at Mountain View Memorial Gardens.  
Memorials may be directed to the Joseph and Kathleen Bryan Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Duke University (Durham, N.C.), The Early Childhood Education Program at the Davidson County Community College (Lexington, N.C.), Bethel Baptist Church (Denton, N.C.), Hospice of Randolph County (Asheville, N.C.) or to the charity of your choice.

The family would like to thank the staff at Mountain Vista Health Park, and Dr. Clifton Baker for the loving care that was given to our mother during her long journey.  The family also appreciates the loving care given by Hospice of Randolph County.
Online condolences may be made at
Hazel Lenore
(Beckham) Kimrey
Hazel Beckham Kimrey, 98, formerly of Farmer Road, Denton, NC passed away Monday, April 29, 2019. She died of complications associated with congestive heart failure at Carolina Healthcare System Stanly. She had been a resident at Trinity Place in Albemarle for almost 10 years.

Hazel was born February 3, 1921 in Canton, Ohio. Her parents were Noni Bailey and Ralph Beckham. For career reasons, her parents moved to South Carolina and later settled in Denton, NC.

Hazel attended Pfeiffer College and studied the arts. Her sister, Rebecca, attended UNC-Chapel Hill and majored in the sciences. Rebecca, her children and their families, currently reside in Urbana, Illinois. Hazel was married to the late Travis Elicott Kimrey. They began their life together in Charlotte, NC where Travis worked for the city and Hazel worked as a photographer for Jim Brogan Studios in Efird’s Department Store. That’s where she met Travis.

Hazel always loved to photograph nature and spent many hours at Trinity Place photographing scenes from their garden and koi (fish) pond. She also enjoyed the art workshops offered at Trinity, and two of her designs were chosen for Trinity’s Christmas cards: her bells and manger scene.

She loved the staff at Trinity and seemed to know all their names and made sure that she introduced them to her niece, Susan, every time she came for a visit. She had a good memory for names and faces.

Hazel never forgot her great friends in Denton and often reminisced about their close friendships, and she got so excited when one popped by to visit her at the home.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 11:00AM at Cedar Grove United Methodist Church, 9029 Cottonville Road, Norwood, NC off South Stanly Road.

She is survived by her sister, Rebecca Zika and her sister’s children: Bonnie Millikan, Veronica Walker, and Byron Ziska. She is also survived by six nieces and four nephews. There are also many great nieces and nephews.

Hazel will be missed by so many.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at

 Don “Chip”  Peacock, Jr.
Don “Chip” Alexander Peacock Jr.,57, of Denton passed away Monday, May 13, 2019 at Forsyth Medical Center.

Chip was born on April 9, 1962 to Linda Loftin Dobbins and Don Alexander Peacock Sr in Greensboro. Chip was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in Denton. He served as a Lieutenant with the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office for 15 years, worked at the Yadkin Valley Chevrolet Dealership, and was an agent with N.C. Farm Bureau Insurance. Chip, along with his wife have spent the last 21 years tending to 120,000 chickens on their family farm. Chip loved spending time with his family, enjoyed cooking, and was a passionate fan of the Carolina Tar Heels. He loved supporting his children during their sporting events and was a past president of the South Davidson High School Booster Club. Chip is preceded in death by his father, Don Alexander Peacock Sr.
Surviving is his loving wife, LaRonda Peacock of the home; son, Joshua Alexander Peacock and wife Holly of Denton; two daughters, Brooke Alexandria Peacock and Alex Nicole Peacock, both of Denton; four grandchildren, November Peacock, Mackenzie, Regan, and Shelby; mother, Linda Loftin Dobbins of Denton; mother and father in-law, Billy and Iva Surratt of Denton; and two sisters, Melody Peacock McGahan of Savannah, GA, and Donna Peacock Briggs of Denton.

A memorial service was held on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 4:00 PM at Central United Methodist Church in Denton with Rev. Scott Davis and Rev. Sandy Young officiating. The family received friends prior to the service from 2:00 – 4:00 PM at the church. Memorials may be directed to South Davidson Family Resource Center, 338 W. Salisbury St., Denton, NC or Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, 2565 Loftin Rd., Denton, NC. Online condolences may be sent to the Peacock family at


Alleghany UMC Community Supper
Alleghany UMC will host its Community Supper in the church fellowship hall on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 5 to 6:30 pm. Please join us for food and fellowship.

Alleghany UMC is located at Alleghany Church Rd.

Mt. Ebal Annual Homecoming – June 2
Join us at Mt. Ebal for our annual homecoming on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. This year’s guest speaker will be Dr. Susan Wilson Allen. Dinner will follow the service.
Please join Mt. Ebal celebrate our homecoming on Sunday, June 2. Dr. Allen stated she is “Honored to be with you at Mt. Ebal this June to share some good memories, to honor your parents, grandparents, great-grandparents and so many who went before, who loved and served God in this community. What a wonderful heritage!”