May 22, 2015
Obituaries

TILDA CRESAWN
SPRUCE PINE - Tilda Cresawn, 88, of Halltown Road, died Thursday, April 2, 2015 at Brian Center Health and Rehab in Spruce Pine. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 7, at 2 p.m. at Grassy ...
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SHIRLEY MAE BOYD WASHBURN
MARION - Shirley Mae Boyd Washburn, 79, passed peacefully into her long awaited heavenly home Monday, March 30, 2015. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Coxes Creek Freewill Baptist C...
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DAVID SPARKS
SPRUCE PINE - David Sparks, 30, of Hollifield Road, died Monday, March 30, 2015. Funeral services were held on Monday, April 6, at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Webb Funeral Home with Mike Thomas and the...
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MADELINE GRIFFITH BENNETT
NORTH WILKESBORO – Madeline Griffith Bennett, 83, formerly of Green Mountain, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2015. She was a native of Mitchell County, and a daughter of the late Dave and Phoebe Wh...
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DOROTHY STAMEY BUCHANAN
BAKERSVILLE - Dorothy Stamey Buchanan, 92, of Cane Creek Road, passed away April 4, 2015 at her home. She was a native of Mitchell County and a daughter of the late Bascombe and Mattie Wilson Stame...
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CHARLES D. ELLIS
SPRUCE PINE - Charles Dean Ellis, 81, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 in the Brian Center. He was the son of the late Arnold and Dovie Duncan Ellis. Charles Dean was preceded in death by his...
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MITZI YVONNE MOFFITT
UNICOI, TN - Mitzi Yvonne Moffitt, 55, was “serenaded by angels” to her home in Heaven on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 from the Franklin Woods Hospital in Johnson City, Tenn. A native and long-time re...
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ELBERT TIPTON
BAKERSVILLE - Elbert “Ebb” Tipton, 96, of the Red Hill community, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at James H. Quillen VA Medical Center in Johnson City, Tenn. A native of...
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KAIL MILLER
SPRUCE PINE - Kail Miller, 70, of Feldspar Street, died Sunday, March 22, 2015 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, March 25 at 2 p.m. in the cha...
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FRANCES C. BURLESON
PLUMTREE - Frances Calloway Burleson, 68, of Spear Top Lane, died Friday, March 27, 2015 at Brian Center Health and Rehab in Spruce Pine. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 31, at 2 p.m. ...
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EMORY BUCHANAN
SPRUCE PINE - Emory Buchanan, 88, of Ridge Road, passed on to his heavenly home on Monday, March 16, 2015 at his residence. Born on Feb. 9, 1927 in Yancey County, he was the son of the late Samuel ...
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JIMIE KING
BAKERSVILLE - Jimie King, 80, joined our Lord in Heaven on Sunday, March 15, 2015. Born on May 13, 1934 in Mitchell County, he was the son of the late Earl and Hazel Farmer King. In addition to his...
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FRANCES OLLIS SANFORD
DURHAM - Frances Ollis Sanford, 90, died early Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Peak Resources-Treyburn. She was born in Mitchell County, the daughter of the late W. L. Ollis and Ida Singleton Ollis. Pr...
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SHIRLEY B. RICE
NEWLAND - Shirley B. Rice, 81 of the Henson Creek community, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, March 22, 2015 with her family by her side. A native of Mitchell County, she was the daugh...
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DANY EDWARD WILLIAMS
SPRUCE PINE - Dany Edward Williams, 66, passed away Friday, March 13, 2015. Dany was born July 9, 1948 in McDowell County to the late Edward Yates and Grace Hollifield Williams. He was owner of DEW...
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PATTY PETERSON STREET
BAKERSVILLE - Patty Lynn Peterson Street, 57, of Blevins Branch Road in the Buladean community, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2015. She was a native of Mitchell County and was a homemaker. Patty w...
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OTTIS HUDGINS
BURNSVILLE - Ottis Hudgins, 92, of the Prices Creek community, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 9, 2015 at his home. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Woodfin and Cl...
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STEVE ALLEN WOODY
MARION - Steve Allen Woody, 63, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville. Funeral services were held Friday, March 13, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Westmoreland F...
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FRED MEREDITH HOBSON
ROAN MOUNTAIN - Fred Meredith Hobson, 74, passed away on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 at Johnson City Medical Center. He was born August 21, 1940 in Mitchell County, a son of the late Frank and Hattie Car...
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JOHN L. BRASWELL JR.
BIG COVE TANNERY, PA - John L. Braswell Jr., 54, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014 at his home. Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec. 28 at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home, Inc. Interment was at...
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CHARLENE HALL MCKINNEY
MARION - Charlene Hall McKinney, 76, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 6, 2015 at The Lodge in Mills River. She was born Dec. 20, 1940 in Mitchell County, to the late Edward and Maggie Hall. ...
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LLOYD F. BURLESON
SPRUCE PINE - Lloyd Francis Burleson, 89, of English Road in Spruce Pine, passed on to his heavenly home on Friday, March 6, 2015 at Brian Center Health and Rehab in Spruce Pine. Born on Jan. 8, 19...
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PHILLIP “PAPPY” GOUGE
BAKERSVILLE - Phillip “Pappy” Gouge, 61, passed away Friday, March 6, 2015 at Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hayden and Claudia Gouge; and s...
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ILEAN JENKINS
SPRUCE PINE - Ilean Buchanan Jenkins, 74, of Silent Hill Road, died Friday, March 6, 2015 at the Mission campus of Mission Hospitals in Asheville. Born on Dec. 17, 1940 in Mitchell County, she was ...
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COMMANDER JERRY H. BLACK, USN (RET.)
BAKERSVILLE – Jerry H. Black, 76, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015 in Sarasota, Fla. Born Nov. 15, 1938 in Chambersburg, Pa. to George Skinner and Margartet Hall Black, Jerry grew up in Chamber...
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CORA LEE CARROLL WARD
MARION - Cora Lee Carroll Ward, 83 of Marion, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015 at John F. Keever, Jr. Solace Center in Asheville surrounded by her family. Funeral services were held on Tuesday,...
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IDA CAROL AYERS
BAKERSVILLE - Ida Carol Ayers, 63, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 at J.F Keever Jr. Solace Center. She was born in White Bluff, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her parents, th...
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JOE T. POORE
SPRUCE PINE- Joseph Taylor ‘Joe’ Poore Jr. passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015 at the Charles George V.A. Medical Center in Asheville. Funeral services honoring the life of Joe Poore were held ...
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CAROL C. HARRELL
SALISBURY - Carol Christine Harrell of Salisbury passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 at the Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House. Carol was born on Dec. 25, 1936 in Avery County to the late Luther and Ar...
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DR. MARVIN EDWIN WALKER
CHAPEL HILL – Marvin Walker, DDS, 92, passed away Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015 at Carolina Meadows. He was preceded in death by his parents George Lacy Walker and Clarice Teer Walker; a brother, George La...
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KIM LEE “VEDO” ESCOBEDO
SPRUCE PINE - Kim Lee “Vedo” Escobedo, 61, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital. A native of Inman, S.C., he was a son of the late Julius “Tex” and...
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BOBBIE JEAN GREENE
BAKERSVILLE - Bobbie Jean Greene, 83, of North Mitchell Avenue, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 at Brian Center Health and Rehab in Spruce Pine. She was a native of Mitchell County, and a daught...
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MAX LINDSAY GOUGE SR.
SPRUCE PINE - Max Lindsay Gouge Sr., 88, of Summit Avenue, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 at his home. Born on Aug. 24, 1926 in Mitchell County, he was the son of the late ...
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MARY FRANCES SKILLEN
BAKERSVILLE - Mary Frances Plummer Skillen, 81, died February 1, 2015, in Acworth, Ga. Born in Brevard to the late Robert and Lois Plummer, Mary was a 1951 Salem Academy honors graduate. She attend...
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LOUISE MACE BURLESON
SALISBURY - Louise Mace Burleson, 79, passed away Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 at her home. Born July 2, 1935 in Mitchell County, she was the daughter of the late John Edd Mace and Etta Lowery Mace. She ...
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GUY HERBERT SHUFORD
NEWLAND - Guy Herbert Shuford, 49, passed away on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015 at Levine-Dickson Hospice House in Charlotte. Guy was born on July 11, 1965 in Spruce Pine, the son of Donald Shuford and the ...
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JACK L. ENGLISH
BAKERSVILLE - Jack Lee English, 71, of Hazen Ledford Road, passed away Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 at Life Care Center in Banner Elk. He was a native of Mitchell County and a son of the late Jack and Edi...
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MARY LEE WILSON NORMAN
BAKERSVILLE - Mary Lee Wilson Norman, 86, of the Ledger Community, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 in Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory. She was the daughter of the late Earnest and Addie...
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ALTHA LEDFORD REEL
MARION - Altha Ledford Reel, age 87, of Marion passed away Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 in the Rose Hill Retirement Community. A native of Bakersville, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Myrtl...
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CHARLES SILVER
BURNSVILLE - Charles Pat Silver, 89, formerly of the Bandana community, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 at Brian Center Health and Rehab in Spruce Pine. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 2...
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