Obituaries for Sept. 14, 2013

Sep. 13, 2013 @ 04:30 PM

Pamela Jenkins

Pamela Craig Jenkins, 58, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2013, at Caldwell Hospice & Palliative Care. Pam was born in Caldwell County on June 27, 1955, to the late Earl R. Craig and Hazel Coggins Craig. She was married for 39 years to Donnie Jenkins of the residence.

Pam was a loving wife and mother and was blessed to have an enormous amount of loving and caring friends. She loved her church, Poovey’s Chapel Baptist Church, where she and her family were active members.

Other than her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, Gary Craig.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughters, Lori and Kristen Jenkins; sister, Delores Craig Kirby and husband Dan D. Kirby of Hudson; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A celebration of Pam’s life will be held at Poovey’s Chapel Baptist Church on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at 3:30 p.m. with Pastor Nicky Waters and Pastor Bud Jernigan officiating. Interment will immediately follow the service in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers will be David Jenkins, T.J. Jenkins, Todd Jenkins, Ron Hughes, Mickey Bunton, Nick Wilcox, Steve King, and Robert Marshall.

Honorary Pallbearers will be the Deacons of the church.

The family will receive friends from 2 until 3:30 prior to the service.

Memorials may be sent to Poovey’s Chapel Baptist Church Building Fund, Poovey’s Chapel Church Road, Hudson, NC 28638 or, Caldwell Hospice, 902 Kirkwood St. NW, Lenoir, NC 28645.

Online condolences may be sent to the Jenkins Family at

Evans Funeral Service & Crematory of Lenoir is serving the Jenkins Family.

Karen Mehrzadeh

Karen Joan Mehrzadeh, 61, of Valdese passed away on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at her residence.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Bass-Smith Granite is serving the family of Karen Joan Mehrzadeh.

Mark Keasey

Mark Keasey, 63, of Lenoir died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013. No services are planned at this time. Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.