October 31, 2014
Obituaries

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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GARFA PETERSON
GREEN MOUNTAIN - Garfa Peterson, 85, passed away Monday, June 30, 2014 at Johnson City Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of Poplar, and a son of the late Jerry and Idella Miller Peterson. ...
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RUBY P. BUCHANAN
BAKERSVILLE - Ruby Pittman Buchanan passed away peacefully on the evening of Wednesday, July 2, 2014 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was ready to go and sure of her new home. Ru...
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JOYCE CARPENTER SMITH
SPRUCE PINE - Joyce Ann Carpenter Smith, 49, of Feldspar Street, died Sunday, June 29, 2014 at Brookside Rehabilitation and Care in Burnsville. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jul...
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ANNA MAE SILVER THOMAS
KINGSPORT, TN - Anna Mae Silver Thomas, 84 of Ridgeline Drive, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Holston Valley Medical Center. She was a native of Mitchell County, and a daughter of the late ...
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MARTHA FISHER
NEWLAND - Martha Ingram Fisher, 82, of Hightop Lane in Newland, the Three Mile community, died Sunday, June 15, 2014 at the Brian Center Health and Rehab in Spruce Pine. Born on June 8, 1932 in Ave...
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BARBARA SUE HUGHES
SPRUCE PINE - Barbara Sue Hughes, of Spruce Pine, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 16th, 2014 at the Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Avery County, she was a daughter of the la...
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ARTHUR SCOTT
SPRUCE PINE - Arthur Scott, 98, passed away Saturday, May 31, 2014. Formerly of Birmingham, England; South Weymouth, Pembroke, and Carver, Mass.; and South Hadley and Fairhaven, Mass., he had lived...
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NATHAN BYRD
TRAVELERS REST, S.C. - Nathan Byrd, age 86, of the Beans Creek Community, Bakersville, passed away on Monday, June 9, 2014 at the home of his daughter, Betty Clark in Travelers Rest, SC. He was the...
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JAMES EMMETT YOUNG
BAKERSVILLE - James Emmett Young, age 86 of Green Young Cemetery Rd, Bakersville, passed away June 11, 2014. He was a son of the late Ralph and Mae Thomas Young and a native of Mitchell County. He ...
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MURIEL McKINNEY
MARION - Muriel Hefner McKinney, age 73, of U.S. 221-North in Marion, the Woodlawn community, died Friday, June 6, 2014 at Autumn Care of Marion. She was born on March 19, 1941 in McDowell County a...
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ARTHUR SCOTT
SPRUCE PINE - Arthur Scott, age 98 of Spruce Pine, NC passed away May 31, 2014. Formerly of Birmingham, England; South Weymouth, Pembroke, and Carver, MA; and South Hadley and Fairhaven, MA. Mr. Sc...
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EDD BUTNER
SPRUCE PINE - Edd Butner, age 75, of Murphy Road, the Crabtree community died Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at the St. Joseph’s campus of Mission Hospitals in Asheville. Born on September 6, 1938 in Yance...
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DANNY JOE PETERSON
MARION - Danny Joe Peterson, age 57, of Marion, passed away Sunday, May 4, 2014 at his residence with his loving family by his side. Born in Mitchell County on December 2, 1956, Dan was a son of Fr...
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PAUL RYAN DISNEY
SPRUCE PINE - Paul Ryan Disney, 54, passed away suddenly at his home on Sunday, May 25, 2014. Mr. Disney was born on June 9, 1959, in Lake County, Indiana, to Len Disney and Sarah Hermann. He enjoy...
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ELVA BYRD BARNETT
JONESBOROUGH, TN - Elva Byrd Barnett, 100, of the Telford community, passed away on Sunday, June 1, 2014 in the Four Oaks Health Care in Jonesborough. Formerly of the Pigeon Roost community of Gree...
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JAMES E. LEDFORD
BAKERSVILLE - James E. Ledford, 69, of Lavonia Crest Drive, passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at his home. He was a son of the late James and Margaret Sue Moore Ledford. He was also preceded in d...
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BEVERLY CLINE LEWIS
GAINESVILLE, GA - Beverly Cline Lewis, 73, formerly of Kingsport, Tenn. and Spruce Pine, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Elmer and Edna Boone Cline. She was also ...
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LYSBETH ANNE PARSONS ROE
LITTLE SWITZERLAND - Lysbeth Anne Parsons Roe, of Glory Trail, died Thursday, May 29, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. A memorial service will be planned and announced at a later date. Webb Fu...
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ANNA RUTH HUGHES
NEWLAND - Anna Ruth Calhoun Hughes, 68, of the Roaring Creek community, died Friday, May 23, 2014 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine. Funeral services were held at 6 p.m. on Monday, May...
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MARY LOU HUSKINS WILLIS
BAKERSVILLE - Mary Lou Huskins Willis, 83, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at the Mitchell House in Spruce Pine. A native of Mitchell County, she was a daughter of the late ...
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JANICE H. WINEMILLER
GUYTON, GA - Janice H. Winemiller, 66, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 13, 2014. Born in Savannah, Ga. on Nov. 19, 1947 to the late Clarence and Marjorie Holloway (Kicklighter), Jani...
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HASSIE C. TOLLIE
SPRUCE PINE - Hassie Childers Tollie, 88, of Rock Cellar Lane, died Thursday, May 29, 2014 at Life Care Center of Banner Elk. Born in Mitchell County on Nov. 19, 1925, she was the daughter of the l...
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REV. SAM DALE
SPRUCE PINE - Rev. Sam Dale, 84, of Dale Road in the Grassy Creek community, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 25, 2014 at the home of his daughter. Born in Mitchell County on March 26, 1930,...
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RUTH L. GARLAND
BAKERSVILLE – Ruth Lillian Garland, 90, of the Bad Creek community, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 26, 2014 in the Johnson City Medical Center in Johnson City, Tenn. She was the daugh...
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BERTIE C. LEDFORD
BAKERSVILLE – Bertie Campbell Ledford, of the Buladean community, went home to Heaven on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. She was born in Buladean on July 12, 1923 and was the daughter of the late Jane Oak...
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WALTER ANDREW HOYLE SR.
SPRUCE PINE - Walter Andrew Hoyle Sr., 87, of the Estatoe community, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 19, 2014 at Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation. A native of Mitchell County, he...
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DENNIS R. OLLIS
MARION – Dennis Raymond Ollis, 58, of the Pleasant Gardens community, passed away on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at the McDowell County Hospital, following a courageous battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease....
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FREIDA KAY YELTON
BAKERSVILLE - Freida Kay Yelton, 51 of Pitman Road, passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine. She was a native of Mitchell County and was previously employed...
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GEORGE M. PARKER
ORANGEBURG, S.C. - George Marion Parker, 81, formerly of Spruce Pine, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Born on April 16, 1933 in Cherryville, he was the son of the late Theodore Parker and Veda Parker....
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ROBERT W. ELLIS
SPRUCE PINE - Robert Wayne Ellis, 72, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 5, 2014 at the Mitchell House of Spruce Pine. A native of Mitchell County, he was a son of the late Arnold and Dov...
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MAXINE S. DAVIS
NORTH WALES - Maxine Sparks Davis, 73, passed away on Thursday, May 1, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Mack and Clara Burleson Sparks. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Angela Da...
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PATRICIA MAE STROUD
MARION - Patricia Mae “Patsy” Stroud, 67, of Highway 221 North, left her earthly family to be with her heavenly family on Thursday, May 8, 2014, at Mission Memorial Hospital in Asheville. She was b...
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