February 09, 2016
Obituaries

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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TIFFANY COX
SPRUCE PINE - Tiffany Heather Cox, age 33, of Crabtree Acres in Spruce Pine, died Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born on April 15, 1982 in Rockingh...
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JAMES C. PITMAN
SPRUCE PINE - James C. Pitman, 76, of the Altapass community, passed away Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015 after a brief illness. A native of Mitchell County, he was born Sept. 3, 1938 to the late Stephan A. ...
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NINA POTEAT ELLIOTT
MARION - Nina Poteat Elliott, 64, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015 at the Memorial Campus of Mission Hospitals in Asheville. Funeral services were held Friday, Aug. 21, at 11 a.m. in the chapel o...
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DANIEL STEPHEN WALL
SPRUCE PINE - Daniel Stephen Wall, 32, passed away on Friday, Aug. 14, 2015. A private service will be held at a later date. Cornerstone Cremation and Funeral Celebrations of Lenoir is serving the ...
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AUDRA E. TAYLOR
SPRUCE PINE - Audra Elizabeth Taylor, 96, of Walnut Avenue, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. Preceding her in death were her father, John A. Taylor, who was a prominent businessman...
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ROBERT “PETEY” SMITH
MARION - Robert “Petey” Smith, 63, passed away Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015 at Hospice of Rutherford County. A native of McDowell County, he was born Nov. 16, 1951 and was a son of the late Alvin Christop...
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TOMMY BIDDIX
MONROE - Thomas “Tommy” Charles Biddix, 63, of Old Pageland Monroe Road, died on Monday, Aug. 10, 2015 at the Johnson City Medical Center in Johnson City, Tenn. The family received friends at Vance...
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RITA STRICKLIN
BAKERSVILLE - Rita Faye Stricklin was taken home to live with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015. A memorial service honoring the life of Rita Stricklin was held Saturday, Au...
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REBECCA JO FERGUSON
BAKERSVILLE - Rebecca Jo Ferguson, 51, passed away on Friday, Aug. 7, 2015 in the Johnson City Medical Center. Affectionately known as “Phinny”, she was the youngest of six and her mother’s baby. A...
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LUCILLE B. PETERSON
BAKERSVILLE - Lucille B. Peterson, 82, of Fork Mountain Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015. She was a native of Mitchell County and a daughter of the late Macon and Jen...
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JANE A. CRAWFORD
BAKERSVILLE - Jane A. Crawford, 68, of Bakersville, passed away on Friday, August 7, 2015. A service will be held at a later date. Cornerstone Cremation and Funeral Celebrations of Lenoir is proudl...
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THERESA S. JOHNSON
SPRUCE PINE – Theresa Smith Johnson, 86, of Oakdale Drive, died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015 at her home. Born on Oct. 23, 1928 in Avery County, she was the daughter of the late William and Myrtle Hugh...
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JAMES BUCHANAN CHEEK
SPRUCE PINE – James Buchanan “Buck” Cheek, 88, died Thursday, Aug. 6 in Spruce Pine. He was born May 6, 1927 in Durham to Lottie Mangum and Thomas Leonard Cheek. He graduated from Durham High Schoo...
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ELOISE LEDFORD
BAKERSVILLE – Eloise Ledford, 68. of Hwy. 226, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015 at her home. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the chapel of Henline...
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JOHN STANLEY
BAKERSVILLE – John Stanley passed away Sunday, July 26, 2015 in Asheville. Private services will be in Indialantic, Fla., where he will be joined in rest with his parents and brothers. Donations ca...
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REBECCA JO FERGUSON
BAKERSVILLE - Rebecca Jo Ferguson, 51, passed away on Friday, Aug. 7, 2015 in Johnson City Medical Center. She was the daughter of Louise Baker Ferguson of Bakersville and the late Brown Ferguson. ...
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WILLIAM EDWARD GARLAND
BAKERSVILLE – William Edward Garland, 77, of the Buladean community, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at his home. He was the son of the late Bill and Carolyn Nickelson Garland. He was also pre...
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MAXIE GARLAND HUGHES
UNICOI, TN - Maxie Garland Hughes, 76, of Marbleton Road, passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2015. She was a native of Mitchell County, and a daughter of the late Mack and Grace McKinney Garland. Sh...
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DONALD DUNCAN
SPRUCE PINE - Donald Duncan, 83, of Hawkins Branch Road, died Monday, July 27, 2015 at his home. Born on June 12, 1932 in Mitchell County, he was the son of the late Sam and Minnie Buchanan Duncan....
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ARTHUR J. ALLEN
SPRUCE PINE - Arthur James Allen, 76, of Red Bird Road in the Estatoe community, died Sunday, July 26, 2015 at his home. Born on February 18, 1939 in Macon County, he was the son of the late Rev. F...
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TED STEVENSON
Ted Stevenson, 84, went home to be with his Savior on Friday, July 24, 2015 at home. Born March 22, 1931 he was a native of Mitchell County. He was the son of the late Joe and Electa Stevenson. He ...
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