October 30, 2014
Obituaries

IRENE JOHNSON GOUGE
BAKERSVILLE - Irene Johnson Gouge, 89, of Upper Cub Creek Road, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at Brian Center Health and Rehabilation in Spruce Pine. She was a daughter o...
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MICHAEL GLENN HOLLIFIELD
SPRUCE PINE - Michael “Mike” Glenn Hollifield, 51 of Swiss Pine Lake Drive, passed away Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at his home. He was a son of the late Marion Joseph and Verda Lee Rowe Hollifield. He...
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MATTIE J. PITTMAN
BAKERSVILLE - Mattie J. Pittman, 80, of Hazen Ledford Road, passed away Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 at Brian Center Health and Rehab. She was a daughter of the late Charles and Fleeta Burleson Pittman, a...
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ROBERT LEE PEELER
SPRUCE PINE - Robert Lee Peeler passed into eternity on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, after a long and brave battle with cancer. Born in Hickory, he was the son of the late LaVon Sherman and Pauline Tall...
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NELL BURLESON PITMAN
SPRUCE PINE - Nell Burleson Pitman, 93, of Beaver Creek Road, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 at Brian Center Health and Rehab in Spruce Pine. Funeral services were held Oct. 22, at 2 p.m. with the Rev....
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CLAY MCKINNEY
TAYLORSVILLE - Clay McKinney, 76, formerly of Bakersville, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services assisted the family. Mitchell News-Journal 10/29/2014
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DONALD RAY WILLIAMS
HENDERSON - Donald Ray Williams, 72, formerly from Mitchell County, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 at VA Medical Center in Durham. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 25, in...
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MALONE YOUNG
SPRUCE PINE - Malone Young, 88, of Sunshine Hill Apartments, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 at Brian Center Health and Rehab in Spruce Pine. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 2 p.m...
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RUTH BELL RADCLIFFE
RALEIGH – Ruth Bell Radcliffe, 86, formerly of Spruce Pine, died peacefully on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, surrounded by her loving family after an extensive illness. She was born in High Point, but gre...
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REV. ROBERT EUGENE SEATZ
TODD – Reverend Robert Eugene Seatz, 84, of 2142-A Todd Railroad Grade Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, while surrounded by his family at the home of his sister. Revere...
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NORMAN SCHULMAN
PENLAND - Norman Schulman, 90, our beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, teacher, mentor, and community member left his Earthly body on the morning of Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, after a long il...
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VERNON LANE PETERSON
GREEN MOUNTAIN - Vernon Lane Peterson, 84, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, one day before his 84th birthday. He was the son of the late Floyd and Nora Griffith Peterson. He was preceded in d...
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LESLIE ANN WAINRIGHT
Should you ever encounter a girl with cobalt blue eyes, porcelain skin, ringlets of curls, an infectious smile, a most imperfect 21st chromosome, wearing a gown of pink, with a matching helmet, don...
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BOYD BYRD
MORGANTON - Boyd Byrd, 70, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. The funeral was held at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 10, in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center. The family received fri...
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ARNOLD ODOM
BULADEAN - Arnold Odom, 84, died at Brian Center in Spruce Pine, North Carolina on Wednesday, October 1, 2014. Born December 23, 1929 in Buladean, he was the son of the late Rev. Sam Odom and Levie...
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JAMES ALLEN “JIM” GRINDSTAFF
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC - James Allen “Jim” Grindstaff, 72, formerly of Bakersville, passed away Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 at his home. A native of Mitchell County, he was a son of the late Joseph and ...
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RUBY MCKAY BRADLEY
MARION – Ruby Irene McKay Bradley, 84, passed away Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at her residence. Born Oct. 11, 1929, in Chester, S.C., she was the daughter of the late Edward McKay and Nicie J. Elliott...
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CHARLES DAVID VINSON
Charles David Vinson (David) passed away on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Ill. David was born in Bakersville on Dec. 27, 1934, to Pansy (Greene) and Charles Richard ...
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CHARLES LEWIS SHUFFLER
BAKERSVILLE - Charles Lewis Shuffler (C.L.), a native of Mitchell County, born in Bakersville on Aug. 12, 1927 to the late Carrick and Sally Shuffler, went to be with his Lord on Sept. 29, 2014. In...
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CHARLES RAY GOUGE
SPRUCE PINE – Charles Ray Gouge, 65, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 in the Brian Center. A native of Bakersville, he was the son of the late Howard and Hazel Hicks Gouge. Charles is survive...
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DOUG BEAVER
SPRUCE PINE – CWO2 Douglas Gene Beaver (Ret.), died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church...
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EVERETTE CLAYTON YOUNG
LINCOLNTON - Everette Clayton Young, 85, of 982 George Brown Road in Crouse, died on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. He was born May 16, 1929 in Bakersville to the late Arnold and Mollie McKinney Young. I...
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NELLIE D. HICKS
NEWLAND – Nellie Dodson Hicks, 82, of Roaring Creek Road, died Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 at Charles A. Cannon Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 11 a.m. in the chapel o...
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DANNY L. DELLINGER
SPEAR – Danny Lee Dellinger, 60, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 at the St. Joseph’s campus of Mission Hospitals in Asheville. Funeral services were held on Sunday, Oct. 5, at 4 p.m. at Yello...
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LUCY A. VICKERS
GLEN ALPINE - Lucy Ada Wood Vickers, 88, departed from this life to her Heavenly home on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. She was born in Jackson County on Oct. 9, 1925 to the late Jerry Manuel and Lilly Ma...
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TROY BRYANT
JOHNSON CITY TN - Troy Bryant, 74 of Boone Hill Court, formerly of Bakersville, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 23 at his home. A native of Mitchell County, he was a son of the late Dave and Rose Byrd B...
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ALICE ORSINI
SPRUCE PINE - Alice Thomas Orsini, 77, of Gouges Creek Road, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 at her home. Born on Jan. 2, 1937 in Mitchell County, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Mae Mc...
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GENE PERRY AYSCUE
BURNSVILLE – Gene Perry Ayscue, 63, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 in Burnsville. Gene was born in Oxford, N.C. and graduated from East Carolina University. He was preceded in death by his...
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MARVIN DANNY PHILLIPS
BAKERSVILLE - Marvin Danny Phillips, 50, of Bakersville, passed away on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 at his home. He was a native of Mitchell County and a son of the late Glen and June Ledford Phillips. ...
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RUTH WAYCASTER FOX
NEWDALE - Ruth Waycaster Fox, age 87, of Newdale, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 at the John F. Keever Solace Center. A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the ...
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ROBERT “PAW BOB” EDWARD FREEMAN
BAKERSVILLE - Robert “Paw Bob” Edward Freeman, age 76 of NC 80, Bakersville, passed away Sept. 10, 2014 at Brookside Rehab and Care in Burnsville. He was a son of the late Lizzie Freeman and self e...
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CARRIE HICKS
SPRUCE PINE - Carrie Hicks, age 74, of Humpback Mountain Road in Spruce Pine, died Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at Care Partners in Asheville. The funeral services for Carrie Hicks were conducted on ...
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DELORA MCKINNEY WILSON
JOHNSON CITY, TN - Delora McKinney Wilson, age 87 of Johnson City, TN formerly of Bakersville, passed away Sept. 2, 2014 at NHC Healthcare in Johnson City, TN. She was a native of Mitchell County a...
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BRYAN KEITH YOUNG
MORGANTON - Bryan Keith Young, 49, of Morganton, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Born in Mitchell County on Nov. 1, 1964, he was the son of Barbara Sue Robinson Branch of Morganton and the late Phil Do...
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JASON WOODY
SPRUCE PINE - Jason Woody, age 73, of West Mountain Drive in Spruce Pine, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014 at the Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine. A funeral service honoring the life of Mr. J...
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BENNY GALE BENFIELD
NEWLAND - Benny Gale Benfield, age 79, of Buck Hill Road in Newland, the Pyatte community, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 at Cannon Memorial Hospital in Linville. A funeral service honoring the life...
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ARVILLE WILL GRINDSTAFF
BAKERSVILLE - Arville Will Grindstaff, age 63 of Perkins Road, Bakersville, passed away Aug. 24, 2014 at his home following a brief illness. He was a native of Mitchell County, and a son of the lat...
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EUGENE HUGHES
BULADEAN - Eugene Hughes, age 75, of Buladean, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 at his home. A native of Mitchell County, he was a son of the late James “Jim” and Martha Bar...
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TODD WOODY
MARION - Todd Charles Woody, age 82, of Old U.S. 221-North in Marion, the Woodlawn community, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 at Brian Center Health and Rehab in Spruce Pine. Todd was born on Jan. 21, ...
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ALEXANDER MILES DREYER
CELO - Alexander Miles Dreyer, age 33, of Celo, North Carolina, died suddenly after a brief illness on Aug. 19, 2014. Miles was born in his grandparents’ home in Celo in 1981. He was a curious and ...
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