October 24, 2014
Obituaries

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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CHARLES ISAIAH DAVIS
HICKORY – Charles Isaiah Davis, 70, of Hickory passed away on Aug. 7, 2014 at his residence surrounded by his loving family and friends. Born on Dec. 9, 1943 in Mitchell County, he was the son of t...
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JOLENE “JO” SHUFFLER SMALL
CLERMONT, FL - Jolene “Jo” Shuffler Small, 75, of Clermont, FL passed away Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. Born Sept. 25, 1938 in Mitchell County, she was preceded in death by a son, Mike; brothers, Jim, ...
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FRANKLIN HAYES
BAKERSVILLE - Russell Franklin Hayes, age 72, of Hamburg Road, the Ledger community, went home to be with his heavenly father on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014 at Brian Center Health and Rehab in Spruce Pine...
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MAGGIE ELLIS ROBINSON
BAKERSVILLE - Maggie Ellis Robinson, age 92, of Bakersville, North Carolina, passed away on Aug. 3, 2014. Maggie was the daughter of the late Roscoe and Bertie Jane Ellis. She was preceded in death...
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ANIS THOMPSON
SPRUCE PINE - Anis Thompson, age 84, of Willis Street in Spruce Pine, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014 at Brian Center Health and Rehab in Spruce Pine. Born in Mitchell County on Jan. 30, 1930, she was th...
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RUBY NELL WILSON
SPRUCE PINE - Ruby Nell Wilson, age 68, of English Street in Spruce Pine, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014 at Brian Center Health and Rehab in Spruce Pine after an extended illness. Born on May 24, 1946 i...
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LINDA DARLENE GORTNEY
BAKERSVILLE - Linda Darlene Gortney, age 53 of McInturff Rd, Limestone, TN passed away Aug. 8, 2014 at her home. She was a former employee of Wal-Mart in Johnson City TN. Survivors include; her hus...
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AGNES “MAWMAW” BIDDIX AUTREY
MORGANTON - Agnes “Mawmaw” Biddix Autrey, 93, of Morganton, NC died Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 at her residence. The funeral was held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 at Burkemont Baptist Church with ...
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WADE BUCHANAN
MARION - Wade Buchanan, 73, passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Oct. 4, 1940 in Mitchell County, to the late Sam and Ruth Pittman Buchanan. He was also ...
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SCOTT ROBSON
FLAT ROCK - Scott Robson, 56, passed away on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care. A native of Medina, Ohio, he was a son of the late James David Robson and Norma Cole Wya...
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LORA PITMAN RUNION
ASHEBORO - Lora Pitman Runion, 87, of Zoo Parkway, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at Randolph County Hospice House. She was a native of Mitchell County and a daughter of the late Landon and Edi...
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CLAYTON THOMAS
SPRUCE PINE - Clayton Thomas, 91, of Estatoe Acres, died Monday, July 28, 2014 at the Charles George V.A. Medical Center in Asheville. Clayton was born on February 3, 1923 in Yancey County and was ...
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TONYA JEAN BUCHANAN
RUTHERFORDTON - Tonya Jean Buchanan, 66, died Friday, July 25, 2014 at Cleveland Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. A celebration of life was held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 31, in the...
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ERSEL D. HOLLIFIELD
MARION - Ersel D. Hollifield, 94, of the Turkey Cove community, passed away on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 at the N.C. State Veterans Home in Black Mountain. Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 4 at 3...
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BERNICE G. GEOUGE
BAKERSVILLE - Bernice Gouge Geouge, 70, of Pitman Road in the Penland community, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at her residence. Born on January 27, 1944 in Mitchell County, she was the daught...
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MEDIA REBECCA JONES
MICAVILLE - Media Rebecca Jones, 89, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Brian Center Health & Rehabilitation in Spruce Pine. A native of Swain County, she was a daughter of the ...
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BILL LIPPS
NEWLAND – William “Bill” Lipps, 68, of Lipps Lane, Little Buck Hill community, died Monday, July 21, 2014 at his home. He was born March 15, 1946 in Avery County, to the late Thomas Franklin and An...
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MILLIE DAVIS RENFRO
SPRUCE PINE - Millie Davis Renfro, 93, of Fence Lane in the Crabtree community, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation Center in Spruce Pine. Born on May 9, 1921 in Y...
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EDWARD ROYCE MILLER
GREEN MOUNTAIN - Edward “Royce” Miller, 76, of the Tipton Hill community, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014 in the Brian Center in Spruce Pine. He was preceded in death by his father, Carmon Mil...
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REV. MILTON A. HOLLIFIELD, SR.
SWANNANOA/MARION - Rev. Milton A. Hollifield, Sr., age 88, of Swannanoa and formerly of Marion, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 14, 2014 at his residence. Born in Mitchell County on April ...
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IVAN ‘MAC’ MCLEOD
INGALLS - Ivan ‘Mac’ McLeod, age 94 of Rock Cellar Lane, the Ingalls community, died Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Mitchell House in Spruce Pine. He was born May 13, 1920 in Clarkston, WA and was the ...
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ROBERT “BOB” FRANCIS ERNST
SPRUCE PINE - Robert “Bob” Francis Ernst, age 80 of Spruce Pine, NC passed away July 13, 2014 at his home. Born in Chattanooga, Tenn. he was the son of the late Robert Francis McDonald and Lillian ...
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LANE WARD
SPRUCE PINE - Lane Ward, age 78, of Spruce Pine died Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at Brian Center Health and Rehab in Spruce Pine. He was born on March 21, 1936 in Mitchell County and was the son of the ...
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ANNIE RUTH BAILEY DAVIS
SPRUCE PINE - Mrs. Annie Ruth Bailey Davis, age 81, of Spruce Pine, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, July 17, 2014. Born in Bartow County, Mrs. Davis was a loving mother, grandmother and fri...
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EVELYN “MAW” GARLAND
ASHEVILLE - Evelyn “Maw” Garland, age 80, of Bakersville, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 12th, 2014 at Mission Hospital. A native of Mitchell County, she was a daughter of Ruby Gar...
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ARNOLD EVERETTE GREGORY
BURNSVILLE - Arnold Everette Gregory, 83, of Charlie Brown Road, went home to be reunited with his wife on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at his home. A native of Yancey County, he was the son of the late ...
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RALPH RICHARD MURDOCK
BAKERSVILLE - Ralph Richard Murdock, 70, of Murdock Road, in the Snow Hill community, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014 at his home, after a period of declining health due to heart complications. ...
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FRED LOUIS HOWELL
SPRUCE PINE - Fred Louis Howell, 86, of the Bandana community, died Monday, July 7, 2014 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine. He was born on February 15, 1928 in Mitchell County and was ...
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JOYCE W. VANCE
STANFIELD – Joyce Woody Vance, 77, passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Trinity Place in Albemarle. She was born April 7, 1937 in North Carolina to the late Russell Benjamin Woody and the late Ma...
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NAOMI WILLIS
SPRUCE PINE - Naomi Sizemore Willis, age 81, of Rabbit Hop Road the Estatoe Community, died Wednesday, July 3, 2014 at her residence. She was born on April 21, 1933 in Wyoming County, West Virginia...
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