July 05, 2015
Obituaries

WILLIAM BYRD
BAKERSVILLE - William Byrd, 39, of the Glen Ayre community, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. A native of Buladean, he was raised by his grandparents, Irene Byrd and the la...
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DONALD CLARKE HENDERSON JR.
LITTLE SWITZERLAND - Donald Clarke Henderson Jr., 78, passed away peacefully surrounded by his friends and family in his home on Friday, June 12, 2015. He was born on Sept. 2, 1936 to the late Dona...
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JOHNNY C. INGRAM
BAKERSVILLE - Johnny Clayton Ingram, 58, of N.C. Hwy. 226-North, died on Monday, June 22, 2015 at the home of his brother in Spruce Pine. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, June 24, at 2 p.m....
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SCOTTY O. PRITCHARD
NEWLAND - Scotty Otis Pritchard, 71, of Hemlock Drive, died on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at the Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine. Born on Aug. 18, 1943 in Avery County, he was the son of ...
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VIVIAN ANN HUMPHREY
SPRUCE PINE - Vivian Ann Humphrey, 87, of Dawsonville, Ga., passed away with her family at her side on June 24, 2015 following a car accident on June 11. Vi was born on August 4, 1927 in Monserrat,...
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WANDA “FAYE” STREET
SPRUCE PINE - Wanda “Faye” Ray Street, 78, of Hwy. 226, died Thursday, June 25, 2015 at her residence. Born on June 18, 1937 in Yancey County, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Fannie Jan...
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VANCE ZEBULON MCKINNEY
BAKERSVILLE - Vance Zebulon McKinney, 86, of the Cane Creek community, passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at his home. He was the son of the late Zebulon Vance and Lilly Wilson McKinney and the ...
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MARY ADCOX BAREFOOT
LUMBERTON - Mary Adcox Barefoot, 72, passed away at her residence on Thursday, June 18, 2015. The family received friends on Saturday, June 20, from 6-8 p.m. at Floyd Mortuary & Crematory, Inc. in ...
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LENA BELLE BUCHANAN
SPRUCE PINE - Lena Belle Buchanan, 93, of Phillips Lane, died Saturday, June 13, 2015 at Brookside Rehabilitation and Care in Burnsville. Funeral services were held on Thursday, June 18, at 2 p.m. ...
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BILL LEAVELL
SPRUCE PINE - William A. “Bill” Leavell, III, 62, passed away Monday, June 15, 2015 at the Yancey House having fought a valiant battle with Alzhiemers. Bill is preceded in death by all his grandpar...
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HENERY KENNETH BENNETT
POPLAR - Henery Kenneth Bennett, 74, died Sunday, June 14, 2015. A native of Mitchell County, he was the son of the late Harold and Nora Peterson Bennett. He was also preceded in death by a grandso...
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JOSEPH DAVID SHEW
SPRUCE PINE - Joseph David ‘Joey’ Shew, 13, of Berry Street, died Sunday, June 7, 2015 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, June 10, at 3 p.m. at...
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HEATHER CRAIG ALLEN
BAKERSVILLE - Heather Craig Allen, 35, of Penland Road, died Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at her home. Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 6, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Webb Funeral Home with the...
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STANLEY LEE JORDAN
SPRUCE PINE - Stanley Lee Jordan, 52, of the Green Valley community in Spruce Pine died Thursday, June 9, 2015 at the Memorial campus of Mission Hospitals in Asheville. Funeral services were held S...
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JACK OLLIS
PLUMTREE - Jack Ollis, 87, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at Brian Center Health and Rehab in Spruce Pine following an extended illness. Funeral services were held Saturday, J...
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MILDRED B. McMAHAN
SPRUCE PINE - Mildred Burleson McMahan, 81, of Hoot Owl Road, in the Estatoe community, died on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine. Funeral services were held Sa...
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HERMA MAE THOMAS HOWELL
SPRUCE PINE - Herma Mae Thomas Howell, 92, of Spruce Pine, North Carolina, died on June 7th 2015. She was surrounded by her family as she peacefully traveled to her heavenly home. Herma was precede...
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NANCY F. JORDAN
CONCORD – Nancy Henline Farrington Jordan of Village Drive, passed away Saturday, June 13, 2015 at Tucker Hospice House. At Nancy’s request, there will be no services. Wilkinson Funeral Home assist...
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FRANK TAYLOR CARPENTER
SPRUCE PINE - Frank Taylor Carpenter, 81, went home to be with the Lord and his wife on Monday, June 8, 2015. Born in Mitchell County. He was the son of the late William Carpenter and Mary Biggerst...
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PHYLLIS S. HENSON
SPRUCE PINE - Phyllis Styles Henson, 80, of Altapass Road, died Friday, June 5, 2015 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 10, at 11 a.m. on Wed...
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SYBIL L. HALL
SPRUCE PINE - Sybil L. Hall, 87, passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at Franklin Woods Community Hospital. A native of Yancey County, she was the daughter of the late Halvey H. and Annie Gouge L...
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MARKINE T. OSTLING
LITTLE SWITZERLAND - Markine Traynor Ostling, 90, of Indian River Estates, Vero Beach, Fla. and Little Switzerland, died Sunday, May 31, 2015 at Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach. She passe...
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ARNOLD S. PHILLIPS
BAKERSVILLE - Arnold S. (Junior) Phillips, 70, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 from the CarePartners Hospice facility in Asheville. He was the son of the late Arnold and Ma...
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CURTIS LEE HUGHES
SPRUCE PINE - Curtis Lee Hughes, 47, of the Pine Branch community, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 1, 2015 at Memorial Mission Campus. A native of Yancey County, he was the son of Pat...
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HENRY M. BURLESON
BAKERSVILLE - Henry M. Burleson, 79, passed away on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at the Care Partners Hospice and Palliative Care Center in Asheville. He was the son of the late Frank and Minnie Dellinge...
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BILL G. NORMAN
BAKERSVILLE - Bill G. Norman, 90, of the Ledger community, passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Abernathy Laurels in Newton. He was the son of the late William G. and Caria Pitman Norman and th...
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FRANK CARL MASTERS
BAKERSVILLE - Frank Carl Masters, 97, of Masters Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 29, 2015 at Mission Hospital Memorial Campus in Asheville. He was a native of Mitchell County an...
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GENEVA M. MILLER
GREEN MOUNTAIN - Geneva M. Miller, 98, of the Tipton Hill community, passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 in the Brian Center, Spruce Pine. She was the daughter of the late Ed and Sarah Miller. G...
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ROGER D. NORRIS
BAKERSVILLE - Roger Dale Norris, 67, of the Little Rock Creek community, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at his home. A native of Hampton, Tenn., he was the son of the late F...
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BOBBY RAY VANCE
STANFIELD – Bobby Ray Vance, 83, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Trinity Place in Albemarle. Bobby was born Aug. 30, 1931 in North Carolina to the late Virgil Vance and Maude McKinney Vance. He...
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WILLIAM LEE TAYLOR
BAKERSVILLE - William Lee Taylor, 76, of Duncan Loop in Bakersville, passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at the John F. Keever Solace Center in Asheville. Born on December11, 1938 in Avery County...
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BRYON BAILEY
SPRUCE PINE - Bryon Bailey, 52, of Highway 226, passed away Monday, May 11, 2015 at his home. He was the son of Mary Lee Bailey of Spruce Pine and the late Harry Richard “Dick” Bailey. He was also ...
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ESSIE WISE ENGLISH
BAKERSVILLE - Essie Wise English, 97 of Charles Creek Road, was peacefully called home on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. She was the sixth child of the late Robert (Bob) and Nora Ledford Wise of Avery Coun...
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EVYLEE HARMAN MCBRAYER
BURNSVILLE - Evylee Harman McBrayer, 89, passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at Brian Center in Spruce Pine. She was born on Sept. 17, 1925 to the late Harold Gray and Edna Parker Deaton. In additi...
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KIRK O. WINTERS
SPRUCE PINE - Kirk Owen Winters, 63, went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 16, at 3 p.m. at Berry Chapel Baptist Church with the Revs...
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CHARLES P. McGRAW
NEWLAND - Charles Powell McGraw, 74, of South U.S. Hwy. 19-E, in the Plumtree community, died Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at the St. Joseph’s campus of Mission Hospitals in Asheville. A memorial service ...
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BERNIE RENFRO
BAKERSVILLE - Bernie Renfro, 88, of the Brummitts Creek community, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 8, 2015 at Mission Hospital in Asheville. He was the son of the late Lester and Myrtl...
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DENNIS CARPENTER
NEWLAND - Dennis Carpenter, 61, of Childs Lane, passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at the Memorial Campus of Mission Hospitals in Asheville from complications of an aneurysm. Born on March 12, 1...
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STOKES WESLEY BAILEY
BAKERSVILLE - Stokes Wesley Bailey, 78, of Blackberry Lane, passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at his home. He was a native of Mitchell County, and a son of the late Nimpson and Lillie Callahan Bai...
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LOIS FUGATE EVANS
BAKERSVILLE - Lois Amanda Fugate Evans, 89, of Spring Creek Road, passed away Monday, April 27, 2015. She was born in Rockwood, Tenn. to the late Esper and Grace Powers Fugate. She was also precede...
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