February 14, 2016
Obituaries

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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JAMES “JIM” BRAY
BAKERSVILLE - James “Jim” Bray, age 91 of Odoms Chapel Rd, Bakersville, passed away Sept. 25, 2015, at his home. He was a native of Minooka, Ill. and the son of the late Cliff and Murtie VanCleave ...
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ARIEL FRANKIE TOLLIE
ASHEVILLE - Just 71 days after coming into the world, Ariel Frankie Tollie passed away peacefully in her mother’s arms on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015 at the Memorial Campus of Mission Hospitals in Ash...
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RUTH BUCHANAN
BAKERSVILLE - Ruth Hollifield Buchanan, age 86, of Stewart Road in Bakersville died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015 at the Brian Center Health and Rehab in Spruce Pine. A funeral service honoring the life ...
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COY DEAN BRINKLEY
BAKERSVILLE - Coy Dean Brinkley, age 67 of Bakersville, passed away Sept. 19, 2015 at his home. A native of Mitchell County, he was a son of the late James and Delova Taylor Brinkley. He was a memb...
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JAMES EDWARD “ED” BURLESON
BAKERSVILLE - James Edward “Ed” Burleson, age 67 of Dale Hill Rd, Bakersville, passed away Sept. 22, 2015 at his home. He was a native of Mitchell County, and a son of the late Frank Norman and Ern...
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STACY WILCOX CURRY
BAKERSVILLE - Stacy Wilcox Curry, our beloved Vena, age 49, of 400 Sweet Creek Road, Bakersville, went home to be with our Lord on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015 at Mission Memorial Campus. Born in Balti...
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BOBBY L. SMITH
BAKERSVILLE - Bobby Lester Smith, age 75, of Hamburg Road in Bakersville, the Bear Creek community, died on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, at the St. Joseph’s Campus of Mission Hospitals in Asheville. B...
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GLENNA McFALLS
SPRUCE PINE - Glenna Beaver McFalls, age 70, of Sunnybrook Drive in Spruce Pine, died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015 at her home. Born on Sept. 21, 1944 in Yancey County, she was the daughter of the late ...
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ROBERT J. THOMAS
HENDERSON - Mr. Robert Jim Thomas, age 87, a resident of 181 Townsville Landing Road, died Thursday Sept., 17, 2015 at Maria Parham Medical Center. Born in Yancey County on Dec. 27, 1927, he was th...
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HELEN LOUISE STANLEY CANDLER
SPRUCE PINE - Helen went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Bad Creek in Mitchell County at the old Beam House on Oct. 13, 1931. H...
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FREDIAH P. PARKER
ORANGEBURG, SC - Frediah P. Parker, 78, widow of George M. Parker, of Orangeburg, SC, passed away Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015. Funeral Services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, at Dukes-H...
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JAY BURLESON
MARION - Mr. Jay Burleson, age 86, of Marion, entered peacefully into his eternal rest on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015 at Care Partners Hospice and Palliative Care in Asheville with his beloved family ...
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BILL ARROWOOD
SPRUCE PINE - William Everett ‘Bill’ Arrowood, age 87 of Spruce Pine died Monday, Sept. 7, 2015 at his home. Born on March 14, 1928 in Mitchell County, he was the son of the late Carl Franklin and ...
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ALLIE YOUNG BUCHANAN
SPRUCE PINE - Allie Young Buchanan, age 89, of Spruce Pine, went home to be with the Lord Sept. 11, 2015. She was a daughter of the late James and Daisy Hall Young. She was a longtime member of Ber...
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CHARLIE MCKINNEY
SPRUCE PINE - Charlie McKinney, age 85, of Spruce Pine, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital. A native of McDowell County, he was a son of the late...
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RONNIE LANE SPARKS
BAKERSVILLE - Ronnie Lane Sparks, 72, of the Mine Creek Community, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015 in the Blue Ridge Regional Hospital after a long illness. He was the son of the late Woodrow ...
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GERALD TRIVETT
MARION - Gerald Ray Trivett, age 62, of Hidden Forest Drive in Marion, the Woodlawn Community, died Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 at his home. Born on May 24, 1953 in Avery County, he was the son of the la...
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LLOYD DALE BLEVINS
ASHEVILLE - Lloyd Dale Blevins, age 75, of Spruce Pine, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 25th, 2015 at CarePartners Solace Center in Asheville. He was a son of the late Nathan Lester ...
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WILLIAM TARCISIUS CONSTABLE, III
SPRUCE PINE - William Tarcisius Constable, III, 56, of Spruce Pine, passed away peacefully at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015 surrounded by his family. Billy was a world ren...
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JOHNNY SPARKS
SPRUCE PINE - Johnny Dean Sparks, 77, of Phillips Road in Spruce Pine, died Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015 at the Blue Ridge Regional hospital in Spruce Pine. A graveside service was held at the Buchanan Ce...
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