July 04, 2015
Obituaries

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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