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BURNSVILLE - Arnold Everette Gregory, 83, of Charlie Brown Road, went home to be reunited with his wife on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at his home. A native of Yancey County, he was the son of the late Coleman and Helen Edwards Gregory. He was also preceded in death by his wife and love of his life, Ruth Tipton Gregory, who passed away in 1985; sister-in-law, Katie Gregory; two nephews, Darren and Brian Phillips; and an infant niece. Arnold was a Navy veteran, having served during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of West Burnsville Baptist Church who enjoyed gardening, his hunting dogs and cattle, but mostly his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a great “Pa”.

Survivors include his three daughters, Yvonne Buchanan and husband, Jim of Spruce Pine, Debi Ritchie and husband, Travis of Las Vegas, N.V., and Vivian Hollifield and husband, Sonny of Charlie Brown Road; twin brother, Ronald Gregory of Charlie Brown Road; brother, Darrell Gregory and wife, Carlotta of Nebo; four sisters, Athlene Fox and husband, Sylvester of Burnsville, Carolene Hooker and husband, Rev. Tommy Hooker of Marietta, Ga., Elaine Miller and husband, Lester of Charlie Brown Road, and Wanda Phillips and husband, Tommy of Hickory; four grandchildren, Greg Buchanan, Shelley Burse and husband, Travis, Seth Hollifield and Josh Hollifield; three great-grandchildren, Darren Buchanan, Hallie Burse and Aliyah Burse; special friends and neighbors, Juanita Brown and David Isaacs. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Per Arnold’s request, the family had a private graveside service at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9 in West Burnsville Baptist Church Cemetery with military honors conducted by Sgt. E.L. Randolph Chapter #57 D.A.V. Dr. Chris Morgan officiated. The family would like to say a special thank you to Hospice of Yancey County for the wonderful care given to Arnold and requests memorial donations be made to the Yancey County Senior Center (also known as the Yancey County Center on Aging), P.O. Box 546, Burnsville, NC 28714. Yancey Funeral Service assisted the family.

Mitchell News-Journal 7/16/2014