The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


July 7, 2014

Services for Darrell Taylor, 65, of Norwood, a U.S. Army Veteran, will be July 12, 2014

Monday, July 7, 2014 — Darrell Lane Taylor, 65 years of age, of Norwood, passed away Friday, July 4, 2014, at his residence.

Darrell was born June 5, 1949, in Concord, N.C., to the late Charles Lester Taylor and Wilma Haigler Taylor. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mattie Diane Taylor; brother, Charles Ricky Taylor; and sister, Linda Morrison.

The family will receive friends from 12-1 p.m. Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle. The funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. in Hartsell Funeral Home’s Lefler Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Ron Honeycutt officiating. Burial will be will at Oakboro Cemetery, 1397 N. Main St., Oakboro, N.C.

He is survived by his daughters, Tanya Taylor Almond and husband Dale of Norwood and Tammy Taylor Ricketts of Albemarle; sons, Shannon and Brandon Waller of Cove City, N.C.; grandchildren, Mylia Taylor and Timothy Almond of Norwood, Myranda Ricketts of Albemarle and Zachary Almond of Troy; sisters, Dolorse Canaday of Concord, Michelle Lee of Oakboro and Donna Smith of Red Cross; and several nieces and nephews.

Darrell was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was a member of the Norwood D.A.V. Chapter 12.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Stanly County, 960 N. First St., Albemarle, NC 28001.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Taylor family.

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