February 12, 2016
Obituaries

BETTY PEARL HOWELL
BAKERSVILLE - Betty Pearl Howell, age 70, of the Bandana Community, passed away on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, at her home. She was the daughter of the late Otto and Betty Lawrence and she was a homemak...
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WILLIS LAVENE SAUNDERS BOTNEY
SPRUCE PINE – Willis Lavene Saunders Botney, age 78, of Spruce Pine, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, in Brookside Rehabilitation and Care in Burnsville. She was the daughter of the late Geor...
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RICHARD DONALD UDES JR
Richard Udes Jr, age 43, of Spruce Pine, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Jan. 7, 2016, in Spruce Pine. He was born Dec. 9, 1972, son of James and JoAnn Rey Jones. A Celebration of Life ...
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CHARLES CARROLL YOUNG
JOHNSON CITY - Charles Carroll Young, age 78, went home to be with The Lord on Monday, Jan. 11, 2016 at Johnson City Medical Center after a brief illness. Born Jan. 22, 1937, he was the son of the ...
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KERMIT JOHNSON
SPRUCE PINE - Kermit Arlin Johnson, age 89, of Washburn Road in Spruce Pine died Friday, Jan. 15, 2016 at Brian Center Health and Rehab in Spruce Pine. Kermit was a kind and generous man who loved ...
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TED GREENE
SPRUCE PINE - Ted Greene, age 78, of Hickory Hill Circle, Spruce Pine, passed away unexpectedly Jan. 8, 2016, at Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville. He was a native of Mitchell County, a...
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RUBE “JIM” BEAM, JR.
MARION - Rube “Jim” Beam, Jr., age 83, of Marion, passed away Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015, at his home. A memorial service was held on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Westmoreland Fun...
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TRACY ALAN REEL
NEBO - Tracy Alan Reel, age 49, of Nebo, passed away on Dec. 27, 2015 at his residence. Tracy was born in Burke County on Dec. 9, 1966, and was a son of the late Bernie and Ruby Papen Reel. Funeral...
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MARLENE S. McKINNEY
SPRUCE PINE - Marlene Self McKinney, age 72, of Pine Hawk Mountain Drive in Spruce Pine, died Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine. A graveside service honoring th...
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JERRY DANIEL BOONE
WINSTON SALEM - Jerry Daniel Boone, age 74 of North Wilkesboro, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston Salem. Funeral services were held 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 3, ...
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GENEVA G. PITMAN
SPRUCE PINE - Geneva Gortney Pitman, age 88, of Tappan Street in Spruce Pine died Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015, at Brian Center Health and Rehab in Spruce Pine. Born on June 5, 1927, in Mitchell County, s...
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TED M. PAFFORD, JR.
SPRUCE PINE - Ted M. Pafford, Jr. 86, of Spruce Pine, passed away Monday, Dec. 28, 2015 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital. A native of Miami, Florida, he was a retired owner/operator of a concrete pr...
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GLADYS FRANKLIN PARKER
OLD FORT - Gladys Franklin Parker, age 92, of Old Fort, NC, went to be with her heavenly Father Monday, Dec. 28, 2015. She was born May 4, 1923, in Kalmia, to the late Benjamin Franklin and Faith E...
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WILLIAM K. REECE
William K Reece, 93, a longtime resident of Mitchell County, passed away Dec. 14. He will be sorely missed by his wife of 25 years Polly Reece, his three children William Reece, Rita Reece Law, and...
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JAMES “JIM” D. EDWARDS
MARION - James “Jim” D. Edwards, age 86, of Little Switzerland, passed away Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015, at Hospice of Rutherford County. Originally from Oak Park, Ill., he was born Nov. 27, 1929, to the...
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WILLIAM HOPPER COLEMAN, JR.
SPRUCE PINE - William Hopper Coleman, Jr., (Bill), age 91 of Spruce Pine, died peacefully Saturday, Dec. 19, at home. Bill was born and raised in Culver City, Cal. He was predeceased by his father,...
Dec 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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CAROLYN CARPENTER
SPRUCE PINE - Carolyn Griffith Carpenter, age 67, of Hoot Owl Road in Spruce Pine, the Estatoe community, died Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015. Born on Aug. 12, 1948, in Mitchell County, she was the daught...
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BEATRICE WEBB HUGHES
SPRUCE PINE - Beatrice Webb Hughes, age 94, of Spruce Pine, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, in the Brian Center in Spruce Pine. A native of the Red Hill Community, she was the daughter of t...
Dec 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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MICHELLE STEVENS HYDER
SPRUCE PINE - Michelle ‘Shell’ Dawn Stevens Hyder, age 40, of Golf Drive in Spruce Pine, went home to be with the Lord Friday, Dec. 4, 2015 at her residence in Spruce Pine. Born on Jan. 19, 1975 in...
Dec 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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VIRGINIA THOMAS BYRD
BAKERSVILLE - Virginia Thomas Byrd, age 85 of Bakersville, passed away on Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, in the Elizabeth House, Flat Rock. She was the daughter of the late Cloyd and Pearl Greene Thomas an...
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BRUCE ALAN WATSON
FAIRVIEW - Bruce Alan Watson, 79, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015. He was born April 7, 1936 in Avery County as the oldest of the late Elbert and Lizzie Dellinger Watson. He was also precee...
Dec 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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HOPE HEFNER
SPRUCE PINE - Hope Laws Hefner, age 89, of Altapass Trail in Spruce Pine died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, at her home. Born on Jan. 30, 1926, in Yancey County, she was the daughter of the late Sylvest...
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MADGE PAULINE BURLESON GREINER
BAKERSVILLE - Madge Pauline Burleson Greiner of Bakersville, NC, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, at Memorial Mission Hospital, Asheville. Born on May 5, 1923, in Bakersville, she was the daughter of t...
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LILLIE PATRICIA HUTCHESON
CROSSNORE - Lillie Patricia Hutcheson of Crossnore, passed away Sunday Nov. 15, 2015, at Mission Hospital in Asheville, after an extended illness. Pat was born in Jonesboro, Tenn., Jan. 18, 1950, t...
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BILLIE H. GARLAND
BAKERSVILLE - Billie H. Garland, age 65 of N 226 Hwy., Bakersville, passed away Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, at her home. She was a native of Mitchell County, and the daughter of the late Jess and Doll...
Nov 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
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SUSAN HALL GREEN
LINCOLNTON - Susan Hall Green, age 64, of 531 Norman Fair Avenue in Lincolnton, died on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015. Her funeral was held on Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel w...
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GUY RALPH SPARKS
BAKERSVILLE - Guy Ralph Sparks, age 88 of Staggerweed Road, Bakersville, passed away Nov. 13, 2015, at his home. He was a native of Mitchell County, and a son of the late Grover Cleveland and Edith...
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FRANK BARTLETT
BAKERSVILLE - Frank Edward Bartlett, age 89, of Possum Trot Road in Bakersville, the Bear Creek Community, died Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, at his home. Born on Jan. 26, 1926, in Mitchell County, he w...
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EDNA STAFFORD DUNCAN
SPRUCE PINE - Edna Stafford Duncan, age 81, of Lynn Drive in Spruce Pine went to her heavenly home to be with her loved ones on Friday, Oct. 30, 2015 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine....
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JOSEPH DWAYNE DUNN
BAKERSVILLE - Joseph Dwayne Dunn, 54 of Bakersville, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015. He was the son of the late Joe and Eva Pittman Dunn and was a member of Cane Creek Free Will Baptist Chur...
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JUDY HOLLIFIELD CANNON
SPRUCE PINE - Judy Hollifield Cannon, age 62, of Spruce Pine, joined her family in heaven on Saturday at the Hospice Center in Asheville. She was born in Mitchell County on Dec. 30, 1952, to Fred a...
Nov 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
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MINDIE WISE
NEWLAND - Mindie Hughes Wise, age 87, of Henson Creek Road in Newland died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015 at her home. A funeral service for Mindie Wise was held on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, at 7 p.m. at the Bu...
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ERNEST JAMES “E.J.” BIDDIX
SPRUCE PINE - Ernest James “E.J.” Biddix 87, Spruce Pine, entered into rest on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015 at his residence. He was a native and lifelong resident of Mitchell County. E.J. was a son of ...
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CHARLES (CHUCK) ALBERT ELLIS
BAKERSVILLE - Charles (Chuck) Albert Ellis, age 76, of Bakersville, passed away Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. He was born in Mitchell County, and was a graduate of the Bowman High School Class of 1957 bef...
Nov 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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PHILLIP CLARENCE HARRIS
BURNSVILLE - Phillip Clarence Harris, 88, of Burnsville, went to his heavenly home on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, at Madison Health and Rehabilitation in Mars Hill. Known by many as “Phil” and “the ti...
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BARBARA GOUGE
SPRUCE PINE - Barbara Henline Gouge, age 81, of Dale Shook Road in Spruce Pine died Monday, Oct. 26, 2015, at Care Partners John F. Keever Solace Center in Asheville. Born on April 5, 1934 in Mitch...
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BROWN GORTNEY
GREEN MOUNTAIN - Brown Gortney, age 91, of Green Mountain, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, at his home. A native of Yancey County, he was the son of the late Ancil and Addie Woody Gortney ...
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MAXIE P. BENNETT
HOLLAND, PENN. - Maxie P. Bennett, 83, of 323 W. Conestoga St., New Holland, Pa., died Monday, Oct. 26, 2015 at her daughter’s home. Her husband, Ray Bennett, preceded her in death in 1991. Born in...
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HUGH TAYLOR GLENN
LITTLE SWITZERLAND - Hugh Taylor Glenn, age 76, of Little Switzerland, passed away Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 at The Charles George VA Hospice Center, surrounded by his three sons, after a courageous ...
Nov 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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JAMES ADAM “G” GARLAND
BAKERSVILLE - James Adam “G” Garland, age 34 of North Hwy 226 (Buladean Community), passed away Oct. 19, 2015. He was employed with Jerry Byrds’ Logging. He attended Fosters Creek Baptist Church. H...
Oct 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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