NEWLAND -- Donald A. Wise, 75, of Henson’s Creek Road, Newland, died Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, at his home.
BAKERSVILLE -- Lorraine Lenora Simpson, 89, of Misty Cove Road, Bakersville, went home to be with the Lord, Nov. 11, 2016.
FORK MOUNTAIN -- Melvin D. Ledford, 85, of the Fork Mountain Community, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, at Mission Hospital in Asheville.
BURNSVILLE -- Ruby Deyton, 94, of Burnsville, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, at Smoky Ridge Health and Rehabilitation.
DREXEL -- Paul Blackburn, 85, of Drexel, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016. Born in Mitchell County July 25, 1931, he was the son of the late Arthur Blackburn and Dolly Duncan Blackburn.