October 24, 2014
Obituaries

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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C. L. JACK STONE
BAKERSVILLE - C. L. Jack Stone, age 85 of Great Dane Lane, Bakersville, NC passed away Aug. 17, 2014 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine, NC. He was a Native of Springfield Township, Pen...
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INEZ DUNCAN
SPRUCE PINE - Inez McKinney Duncan, age 96, formerly of Bridgeview Road in Spruce Pine went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 at Brian Center Health and Rehab in Spruc...
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BETTY WISEMAN GRINDSTAFF
MOORESVILLE - Betty Wiseman Grindstaff, 82, of Mooresville, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center. She was born on June 20, 1932 in Mitchell County, to the l...
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PATRICIA PHILLIPS
PLUMTREE - Patricia Bradshaw Phillips, age 59, of Pancake Road in Newland, the Plumtree community, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. A funeral service honoring the life of Patricia Phillips was held on...
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CHARLES WARREN
SPRUCE PINE - Charles Henry Warren, mostly known as ‘Charlie’ went to be with his Savior on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. A funeral service honoring the life of Mr. Charles Warren on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014...
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BUD L. MCKINNEY
itchell Avenue, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 at his home. He was a native of Mitchell County, and a son of the late George and Fannie J. Peterson McKinney. He was retired from a career in insurance...
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TOYE MOFFITT
UNICOI, TN - Toye Moffitt, 82, “sailed” to his eternal home in Heaven on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 from the Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Mitchell County, he lived most of his life in the Bul...
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RICHARD “RICK” NORTON BACON
LUMBERTON – Richard “Rick” Norton Bacon, of Lumberton, has left the building. His friends will tell you he’s in a better place. The rest will say they can smell the Bacon burning. He is stress-free...
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