December 20, 2014
Obituaries

BILL R. MCKINNEY
SPRUCE PINE - Bill Ray McKinney, of the Estatoe Community, went to his heavenly home Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 at Brian Center Health and Rehab in Spruce Pine. He was the son of the late Albert Vera an...
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ROBERT FORBES JR.
CONOVER – Robert Forbes Jr., 83, formerly of Conover, N.C. and Parkville, Md., passed away on Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, at Beth Israel Hospice in New York. Born and raised in the Buladean community, h...
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KATHLEEN HUSKINS MORRIS HALL
BAKERSVILLE - Kathleen Huskins Morris Hall, 91, of Upper Huskins Road, passed away Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine. She was a native of Mitchell County, and a d...
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GUSTINE CLARK DAVIS
JONAS RIDGE - Gustine Clark Davis, 75, passed away Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014 at Brian Center Health and Rehab in Spruce Pine. She was a daughter of the late Romer and Ethel Clark and was a native of Av...
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L. J. PETERSON
GREEN MOUNTAIN - L. J. Peterson, 85, passed away Thursday, November 27, 2014 at The Center on Aging and Health in Erwin, Tenn. He was a native of Mitchell County and a son of the late Isaac and Rox...
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JOE REID COX
SPARTANBURG - Joe Reid Cox, 74, passed away Saturday Nov. 22, 2014 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. A native of McDowell County, he was the husband of Linda Young Cox of the home and the son o...
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EDITH W. GRINDSTAFF
BAKERSVILLE - Edith Wilcox Grindstaff, 85, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014 at her home. She was the daughter of the late Calvin and Vena Buchanan Wilcox and the wife of the late Ralph Parker a...
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LEEMORE RENFRO
SPRUCE PINE - Leemore Renfro, 65, of Fence Lane, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. Born on July 30, 1949 in Mitchell County, he was the son of the late Jeff and Millie Davis Renfro. In addition to his ...
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CLYDE GARLAND
BAKERSVILLE - Clyde Garland, 76, of the Buladean community, passed away Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 at his home. He was a native of Mitchell County, and a son of the late James and Marie Brinkley Garla...
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ROBERT JOHN SCHABILION
SPRUCE PINE - Robert John ‘Bob’ Schabilion, age 89, of Hwy. 226-South in Spruce Pine died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 at his home. A native of Davenport, Iowa, he was the son of the late Clark and Nell...
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MARY BENNETT THOMAS
GREEN MOUNTAIN - Mary Bennett Thomas, 75, of Green Mountain, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. A native of Bailey Settlement, she was the daughter of the late Luther and Hester Peterson Bennett. She is...
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ROBERT ‘BOB’ THOMPSON
SPRUCE PINE - Robert Dale ‘Bob’ Thompson Sr., 82, of Mountain View Drive in Spruce Pine, died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 at Brian Center Health and Rehab in Spruce Pine. Born on July 30, 1932 in Elbow ...
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BEVERLY ROBINSON SILVER
SPRUCE PINE - Beverly Robinson Silver, 60, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, surrounded by her family. She was born on March 6, 1954, to the late Paul Robinson and Mae Burleson Grin...
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JEWELL H. BUCHANAN
BAKERSVILLE- Jewell Hollifield Buchanan, 70, died Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 at Brian Center Health and Rehab in Spruce Pine. Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 3, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Webb F...
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PHILLIP W. GEOUGE
BAKERSVILLE - Phillip Wayne Geouge, 73, of Pitman Road, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 at the McDowell Hospital in Marion. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7, in the chapel of Webb Fun...
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J.C. Hill
J.C. Hill, age 74, of Blevins Branch, entered into rest Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 at his home. Funeral services were held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7 in the chapel of Yancey Funeral Services. Pastor ...
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RUTH PUTNAM YOUNG MENKE
GRANTS PASS, OR - Ruth Putnam Young Menke, 99, passed away on Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at Sweet Pea Retirement in Grants Pass, Oregon. Ruth was born on July 14, 1915 in the Bandana community in Mitchel...
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FRANK WATSON BIDDIX
SPRUCE PINE -Frank Watson Biddix, 84, of Frank Biddix Road, in the Altapass community, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 at the John Keever Solace Center in Asheville. Born on July 16, 1930 in Mitchell C...
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FRANK M. ADKINS
SPRUCE PINE - Franklin ‘Frank’ Mansfield Adkins, 76, of Blue Heaven Terrace in Spruce Pine, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 in Savannah, Ga. Born on Jan. 23, 1938 in McDowell County, he was the son of...
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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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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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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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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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