Obituaries for July 22, 2014

Jul. 21, 2014 @ 04:02 PM

Mary Powell

Mary Gilbert Powell, 75, passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014, at Catawba Valley Medical Center.

Born Nov. 5, 1938, in Caldwell County, she was the daughter of the late Clinard Gilbert and Lecie Harris Gilbert.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her previous husband, Billy Wayne Powell; son Eric Powell; and siblings Kathryn Gilbert, Agnas Gilbert Holsclaw, and Larry Gilbert.

She is survived by her husband, David Minton; children, Kenneth Powell and Kathy Powell Eller; stepchildren, Melissa Hartman Boling, Beverly Hartman Carroll, and Warren Hartman; grandchildren, Melissa Reid Kilby, Carrie Fairchild, and Sherry Fairchild; great-grandson, Gage Hoyle; siblings Leroy Gilbert and Floyd Gilbert; three nephews; and five nieces.

A memorial service for Mrs. Powell will be held in the Chapel of Evans Funeral Service on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at 2 p.m. Family will be at the home, 4212 Temple Lane, Granite Falls, on Sunday, July 27, at 2 p.m.

Online condolences may be sent to the Powell Family at

Evans Funeral Service & Crematory is serving the Powell Family.

Arnold Parsons

Arnold Ray Parsons, 69, of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Caldwell County, passed away on Monday, July 14, 2014, following a period of declining health.

Ray was born on Dec. 18, 1944, to the late Prince Edwards Parsons and Jessie Loretta Adkins.

Survivors include his wife, Angela G. Parsons; two daughters, Crystal Parsons Starling and Michele Rae Parsons; and two stepchildren, Janie Christoff and Dennis Smith. Also surviving is a stepfather, Gene Craig, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at 12 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.

Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory is serving the Parsons family locally.

Eugene Adkins

Eugene Donald Adkins, 73, of Columbia, S.C., died Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory.

Meshell Robbins

Meshell Lee “Wade” Robbins, 42, of Hudson passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at her residence.

Born Feb. 4, 1972, in Ventura, Calif., she was the daughter of Danny Lee Wade and Patty Ann Komes of San Diego, Calif. She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Walter Komes.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Kelly Jones Robbins; two daughters, Alyssa Graham, and Jessica Wade; sister, Melissa Komes; brother, Daryl Komes; grandfather, Frank Neff; three aunts, Glenda Cresap, Carla Busicchia, and Leslie Neff-Briseno; four uncles, Mike Cresap, Scott Tobiason, Robert Briseno, and Leo Astillero; and seven cousins, Heather Cresap, Heath Hause, Charlene Beckett, Chelsey Wayne, Frank Neff, Monica Brisenco, and Vanessa Briseno.

A private receiving was held for the family at Bass-Smith Granite Funeral Service.

Bass-Smith Granite is serving the family of Meshell Lee Wade Robbins.

Online condolences may be made at

Marty Harris

Raymond Martin Harris, 52, passed away on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Frye Regional Medical Center. He was born in Caldwell County on Jan. 3, 1962, to the late Raymond Arvil Harris and Wilma Richardson Harris. He was married to Nan Elaine Hartley Harris of the residence for 23 years.

Marty enjoyed his work at Broyhill Furniture’s Veneer Plant, where he worked for 25 years. He loved to hike and fish in his free time but most importantly he was a wonderful caregiver for his wife, Nan.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sister, Karen Prince and husband, Frank and many other family members.

A memorial service for Marty will be held in the Chapel of Evans Funeral Service on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Herman Forbes officiating.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

The family respectfully requests that memorials be sent to Caldwell Hospice, 902 Kirkwood St. NW, Lenoir, NC 28645, or Caldwell County Yokefellow, 1602 Harper Ave., Lenoir, NC 28645.

Online condolences may be sent to the Harris Family at

Evans Funeral Service & Crematory is serving the Harris Family.