February 13, 2016
Obituaries

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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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MARY ANN SILVER CLAUS HARRELL
ASHEVILLE - Mary Ann Silver Claus Harrell passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015 at home. She was the daughter of the late Charles Patton and Ruth Wyatt Silver of Spruce Pine, NC. She was retired fr...
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MILDRED MASTERS
SPRUCE PINE - Mildred Masters, born April 28, 1929, passed away Oct. 18, 2015. Mildred was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Mildred was an educator for 36 years and has impacted generations ...
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BRANDY ANN MASON
BURNSVILLE - Brandy Ann Mason, age 41 of Burnsville went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, in the John F. Keever Solace Center in Asheville. A native of Mitchell County, she was th...
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LAURA HOBSON COOKE
BAKERSVILLE - Laura Hobson Cooke, age 88 of Bakersville, went home to be with the Lord Oct. 22, 2015. She was a daughter of the late Alfonzo and Nettie Ledford Hobson. She was a homemaker and a mem...
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JESSIE DUNCAN RYLAND
Jessie Duncan Ryland, born April 4, 1937, daughter of the late Lela Buchanan Duncan and Robert Duncan, Jr. passed away Sept. 30, 2015 at the Green Peace Hospice and Pallaitive Care Center in Westmi...
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CORNELL B. ROBINSON
SPRUCE PINE - Cornell Biddix Robinson, age 89, of Halltown Road in Spruce Pine died Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, at Brookside Health and Rehab in Burnsville. A funeral service for Cornell Robinson was he...
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WENDY RHYNE CRESAWN
SPRUCE PINE - Wendy Rhyne Cresawn, 52, of Spruce Pine, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, at her home. She was the daughter of the late Bill and Betty Jo Mathis Rhyne. She was also preceded in ...
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PATRICIA ADLINE JOHNSON
SPRUCE PINE - Patricia Adline Johnson, 61, of Spruce Pine, passed away peacefully at Mission Hospital on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. Asheville Mortuary Services is assisting the family. Mitchell News-...
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KATHERINE STEWART
NEWLAND - Katherine Stewart, age 88, of Linville Falls Highway in Newland died Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, at Brian Center Health and Rehab in Spruce Pine. A funeral service for Katherine Stewart was he...
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DAVID BLEVINS
SPRUCE PINE - David Blevins, age 90, of Hillcrest Circle, Spruce Pine went to his heavenly home on Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, at the Brian Center in Spruce Pine. Mr. Blevins was born in Johnson City, T...
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JACK SLAGLE JR.
SPRUCE PINE - Jack Jake Slagle Jr., age 89, died peacefully at his home with his family around him on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015. Born on May 6, 1926 in Mitchell County, he was the son of the late Jak...
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J.B. MCKINNEY, JR.
BAKERSVILLE - J.B. McKinney, Jr., 87, formerly of Salisbury passed away Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, at Whitestone Retirement Community in Greensboro. Born in Mitchell County on May 25, 1928, he was the...
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DEAN HOLLIFIELD
SPRUCE PINE - Dean Hollifield, age 69 of Deer Park Lake Road in Spruce Pine died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine. Born on June 16, 1946 in Mitchell County, he ...
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CLAUDE MILTON GOUGE
BAKERSVILLE - Claude Milton Gouge, 83, passed away on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015 at his home. He was the son of the late Hobert and Maude Phillips Gouge. He was a U.S. Army veteran receiving the Bronze ...
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REV. MILTON VIRGIL BARTLETT
MONROE - Rev. Milton Virgil Bartlett, 78, of Monroe, passed away Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. He was born March 11, 1937, in Mitchell County to the late Troy Washington Bartlett and Dolly Carver Bartlet...
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GARY CROWDER
SPRUCE PINE - Gary Crowder, age 52, of Old Hanging Rock Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, at his home surrounded by his loving family. A native of Mitchell County, he was...
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MATTIE LEE BUCHANAN
SPRUCE PINE - Mattie Lee Ayers Buchanan, age 83, of Ellis Road in Spruce Pine died Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, at the Memorial Campus of Mission Hospital in Asheville. Born on April 6, 1932 in Mitchel...
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LINDA G. GILLEY (THOMPSON) WELLS
SPRUCE PINE - Linda G. Gilley (Thompson) Wells, age 67, of Spruce Pine, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, at St. Josephs Campus in Asheville. A native of Yancey County, she w...
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JUNIOR BURLESON
SPRUCE PINE - Claude Ellis ‘Junior’ Burleson, age 75, of Peterson Street in Spruce Pine died Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine. A funeral service honoring th...
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REV. MARION MILTON SWANN
BOONVILLE – Rev. Marion Milton Swann, 76, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Oct. 5, 2015. He was born July 19, 1939, in Mitchell County to the late Norman Lee Swann and Bessie Knight Swann. In...
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BETTY M. WISEMAN
SPRUCE PINE - Betty McGee Wiseman, age 76, of Carters Ridge Road in Spruce Pine, died Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015 at her home. Born on Nov. 8, 1938, in Mitchell County, she was the daughter of the late ...
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NINA SILVER TURBYFILL
BAKERSVILLE - Nina Silver Turbyfill, born Aug. 2, 1920, daughter of the late Fred E. and Edna Jarrett Silver, passed away on Saturday Oct. 10, 2015 at the CarePartners Solace Center in Asheville. S...
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KENNETH MCKINNEY
SPRUCE PINE - Kenneth Earl McKinney, age 60, of Clearwater Lane in Spruce Pine died Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015 at his residence. A Memorial service honoring the life of Kenneth McKinney was held on Thu...
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FRANCES YOUNG DUNCAN
BURNSVILLE - Frances Young Duncan, 96, passed away Oct. 2, 2015 at home. She was born on Feb. 4, 1919 in Yancey County to the late Seth Lynn and Dora Bernice Buchanan Young and preceded in death by...
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JO ANN HOLDER SILVER
BAKERSVILLE - Jo Ann Holder Silver age 79, of the Bandana Community went home to be with the Lord Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. Born Jan. 28, 1936, in Mitchell County, she was the daughter of the late Cl...
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JANICE CAROLYN LEDFORD
JOHNSON CITY, TENN. - Janice Carolyn Ledford, age 68 of Hillmont Drive, Johnson City, Tenn. passed away September 29, 2015. She was a native of Mitchell County, NC and a daughter of the late Dewey ...
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NELL BUCHANAN YOUNG
BAKERSVILLE - Nell Buchanan Young, age 92, joyfully left this life for the glory of Heaven, on Oct. 3, 2015. She was a native of Mitchell County, and a daughter of the late Zeb and Bertie Wilson Bu...
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CHARLES R. HOLLIFIELD
SPRUCE PINE - Charles Robert Hollifield, age 77, of Dale Road in Spruce Pine, died on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice House in Winston-Salem. Born on April 10, 1938, he was ...
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VICTORIA P. SNIPES
SPRUCE PINE - Victoria P. Snipes, age 60, of Savanna Lane, Spruce Pine, passed away Oct. 3, 2015, at her home. She was a native of Mitchell County and a daughter of the late James Hale and June Hol...
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GRACIE STREET
SPRUCE PINE - Grace Rector Street, age 83, of Vaughn Lane in Spruce Pine, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015 at Brian Center Health and Rehab in Spruce Pine. Born on March 9, 1932, in Burke County, she w...
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