March 31, 2015
Obituaries

J. D. HOLLIFIELD
MARION - J. D. “Tommy” Hollifield, 87, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 at his residence following a brief illness. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 31, at 2 p.m. at Hicks Chapel...
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LUCILLE THOMAS HOWELL
BAKERSVILLE - Lucille Thomas Howell passed away on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 at Madison Health and Rehabilitation Center in Mars Hill. She had lived in Mars Hill since August 2003, spending seven yea...
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MARCIA LANTZ JORDAN
SPRUCE PINE - Marcia Lantz Jordan, 79, died on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 after a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger Winslow Jordan; her brother, Bruce Lantz; and a sister...
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AMANDA COLE ELLIS
BAKERSVILLE - Amanda Cole Ellis, 38, of John Sparks Road, passed away Monday, Jan. 19, 2015 at Mission Hospital in Asheville. She was a native of Mitchell County and a member of Cub Creek Baptist C...
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LARRY D. BURLESON
TAYLORSVILLE - Larry “Bucketman” Burleson, 72, passed away on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at his home. He was born on May 5, 1942 in Spruce Pine and was the son of the late Selma Burleson. Larry was ...
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IRIS J. GARLAND
BEECH MOUNTAIN/BAKERSVILLE - Iris Johnson Garland, 92, of Greenbriar Road, Beech Mountain, formerly of Bakersville, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015. She was a native of Mitchell County, and the ...
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BERNICE BUCHANAN HARRELL
BAKERSVILLE - Bernice Buchanan Harrell, 85, of Shady Lane, in the Glen Ayre community, went home to be with The Lord on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. She was a native of Mitchell County and was the daught...
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TULSIE B. McKINNEY
SPRUCE PINE - Tulsie ‘Toots’ Burleson McKinney, 88, of Clearwater Lane, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015 at Brian Center Health and Rehab in Spruce Pine. Born on Dec. 22,1928 in Mitchell County, she was ...
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DONALD R. PHILLIPS
BAKERSVILLE - Donald Ray Phillips, 76, of Wing Road, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2015. He passed away peacefully at his home after an extended illness and was surrounded by family and friends. Born on M...
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AVERY H. BUCHANAN
SPRUCE PINE - Avery Homer Buchanan, 95, of Bent Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 at his home. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 17, at Gouges Creek Baptist Church with the R...
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ELOISE DALE
SPRUCE PINE - Eloise Dale, 78, of Dale Road, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 at Life Care of Banner Elk. Funeral services were held on Sunday, Jan. 18, at 2:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Webb Funeral Home ...
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RUTH S. PITMAN
BAKERSVILLE - Ruth Stamey Pitman, 79, of Bear Creek Church Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 at her home. Born in Mitchell County on May 3, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Clarence and...
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CARL DEAN WILSON
MORGANTON – Carl “Dean” Wilson, 63, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015. A celebration of life service was held at 3 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 at Silver Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Larry Thompson,...
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SHIRLEY V. BISHOP
SPRUCE PINE - Shirley Vance Bishop, 77, of Fairway Lane, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014 at Johnson City Medical Centerv. A memorial service was held on Saturday, in the chapel of Webb Funeral Home in S...
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MARY W. JOHNSON
BURNSVILLE - Mary Whitener Johnson, 95, of the Newdale community, died Monday, Dec. 29, 2014 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Burnsville. Funeral services were held at Faith Fellowship Church with...
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MARY JANE CAMPBELL MILLER
BAKERSVILLE - Mary Jane Campbell (Colby) Miller, 85, of Crimson Laurel Way, passed away Thursday, January 1, 2015. She was a native of Frankfort, Ind. and was a daughter of the late Floyd J. and Ma...
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MILDRED M. RIVERS
Mildred McKinney “Micky” Rivers, 98, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014 in Unicoi County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care. She was born in 1916 to the late Will and Bessie McKinney of Bakersvil...
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JONNY WILLIAM MEDFORD
BAKERSVILLE - Jonny William Medford, 71, of Saylor Lake Road, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014. He was the son of the late John and Eunice Matheny Medford and was self-employed with Medford Const...
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SHERRILL W. BURLESON
BAKERSVILLE - Sherrill Weaver Burleson, 86, of NC Highway 261, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014. A native of Mitchell County, he was a son of the late Dewey and Grace Earley Burleson. He was also...
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IRENE LAORETTI
LITTLE SWITZERLAND - Irene Cooney Laoretti, 80, of Upper Cercle Des Alpes, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2014 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine. She was born on May 27, 1934 in New York, N.Y. ...
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GERRY LEE GARLAND
BAKERSVILLE - Gerry Lee Garland, 43, of Melton Road, passed away Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital. He was a member of Beans Creek Church Of Jesus Christ and was self employed w...
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GUY C. WINTERS
SPRUCE PINE - Guy Charlie Winters, 77, of Magnolia Lane, went peacefully to his heavenly home on Christmas Day at the Charles George VA Medical Center in Black Mountain. Born on Jan. 8, 1937 in Mit...
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DAISY MAE PUTMAN HICKS
JOHNSON CITY, TN - Daisy Mae Putman Hicks, 93 of Gray, Tenn., passed away Friday, Dec. 26, 2014 in Christian Care of Johnson City. A native of Mitchell County, she was the daughter of the late Russ...
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MARCHETA LIVINGSTON PENDLEY
SPRUCE PINE - Marcheta Livingston Pendley, 88, of Deer Park Lake Road, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014 at her home. She was born on April 8, 1926 in Thomas County, Ga. and was the daughter of the late J...
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DENNIS H. TIPTON
Dennis Hyde Tipton, 85, born in Mitchell County, died on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. He suffered from Parkinson’s Disease diagnosed in 1995. He was the son of Chris C. Tipton and Jennie Webb Tipton. H...
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FREDERICK HERBST
NEWLAND - Frederick G. Herbst, 83, of Tatertown Road in the Spear community, and also of Blossvale, N.Y., died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. He was born on Sept. 3, 1931 in Rome, N.Y., the son of the la...
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KATHLEEN HUSKINS MORRIS HALL
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 nativ...
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JUNE GRINDSTAFF WILLIS
BAKERSVILLE - June Grindstaff Willis, 94, passed away Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014 at her home. She was a native of Mitchell County and a member of Bakersville Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the ...
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JEFF SPARKS
BAKERSVILLE - Jeff Sparks, 52, of the Bear Creek community, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 at Brian Center Rehabilitation and Care. A native of Mitchell County, he was a so...
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AMY ALDRIDGE
BAKERSVILLE - Amy Ronshausen Aldridge, 30, of Snow Creek Road, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 in South Bend, Ind. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Nov. 29, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of S...
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JEAN A. FISHER
SPRUCE PINE - Jean Alice Fisher, 57, of U.S. Hwy. 19-E in Spruce Pine died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 at the St. Joseph’s campus of Mission Hospitals in Asheville. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. o...
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VINCENT D. JOHNSON
BAKERSVILLE - Vincent David Johnson, 46, of Granite Falls, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 while working in Humboldt, Tenn. He was preceded in death by his father, David Johnson; and a brothe...
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KATHERINE BURLESON WILKINS
On Monday, Dec. 8, Plumtree native, Katherine (Burleson) Wilkins resumed dancing. Affectionately and respectfully known across Avery, Mitchell and Yancey counties as “Miss K” and “Coach K”, she tou...
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DONALD RAY LYONS
Donald “Don” Ray Lyons, age 66 of Trinidad, Texas, died peacefully at his home Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 following a long illness, with his loving wife Diane by his side. Don was the second son of the l...
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READ MARIE MORTIMER UNDERWOOD
ALTAMONT - Read Marie Mortimer Underwood passed away the evening of Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. Read Marie was preceded in death by her parents Sam and Margaret Mortimer of Newland. She is survived by h...
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ELEANOR FLOYD ROGERS ROGERS
COLUMBUS - Eleanor Floyd Rogers Rogers passed peacefully from this life to the next on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. She was an accomplished artist, and a loving wife and mother. Having been active throu...
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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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