Obituaries

Bakersville

Geneva Young Boone

On Sunday morning, Sept. 10, 2017, Geneva Young Boone, 86, arrived at Heaven’s Gate to be greeted by brother Warren Young, and sisters Wilma Boone, Shelba Jean Grindstaff, Floy Gage and Allie Buchanan; and her parents, James and Daisy Hall Young. Jesus enfolded her in His arms of welcome and a joyous reunion began. Geneva was a member of Lily Branch Baptist Church and retired from Baxter Healthcare.

Spruce Pine

Ben Bonner

July 11, 2000 — Sept. 5, 2017

 

Ben Bonner, 17, of Thomas Road, Spruce Pine, died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, at the Memorial Campus of Mission Hospitals in Asheville.

Born July 11, 2000, in Catawba County, he was the son of Randy and Michelle Bonner. He was a member of the Western Carolina Church in Spruce Pine and a senior at Mitchell High School.

Mary Lee ‘Sis’ Snipes Cuthbertson

Sept 4, 1923 — Aug. 16, 2017

Mary Lee “Sis” Snipes Cuthbertson, 93, passed away Aug. 16, 2017, at the John F. Keever Solace Center in Asheville. She was born Sept. 4, 1923, to the late Alonzo and Florence McKinney Snipes.

Bakersville

Peggy Campbell Cox

 

Peggy Campbell Cox, 74, went home to be with the Lord Jan. 4, 2017. She was a daughter of the late Nave and Daisy Mosley Campbell and a native of Mitchell County. She was previously employed in restaurant work and as a hospice caregiver. She was a member of Buladean Presbyterian Church.

BAKERSVILLE

Marie Buchanan Sparks

Marie Buchanan Sparks, 96, of the Ledger community, Bakersville, went home to be with the Lord Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, at the Mitchell House in Spruce Pine.

She was the daughter of the late Willard and Vaultie Wilson Buchanan and the wife of the late Harry Sparks. She was also preceded in death by sisters, Lela Duncan, and Melba Rhyne; and brothers, Jim, Joe, James and Willard Buchanan Jr.

SPRUCE PINE

Bonnie Lou Elferdink

Dec. 25, 1948 — July 15, 2017

Bonnie Lou Elferdink, 68, of the Grassy Creek Community, passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017.

BRUSH CREEK COMMUNITY

Stancil Terry Callahan

Stancil Terry Callahan, 79, of the Brush Creek Community, passed away Monday, July 17, 2017. A native of Mitchell County, he was a son of the late Stancil Dewitt and Verna Webb Callahan. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Linda Callahan; and brothers, Roger and Lee Callahan. Terry was a U.S. Army Veteran and was owner and operator of Top Quality Construction. He liked working, fishing and playing hard. He especially loved spending time with his family.

MARION

Corinne Callahan Canipe

Corinne Callahan Canipe, 92, formerly of Bakersville, went home to be with the Lord July 7, 2017. She was a native of Mitchell County and a daughter of the late Stokes and Ida Thomas Callahan. She was a member of Cub Creek Baptist Church.

SPRUCE PINE

Charles W. Carpenter

 

Charles W. Carpenter, 69, of Tempie Mountain Road, Spruce Pine, went home to be with the Lord unexpectedly Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital. A native of Mitchell County, he was a son of the late Katherine Carpenter and Frank Burleson. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Gina Burleson; and a brother, Frank Burleson.

ESTATOE

Elsie Sparks McKinney

June 6, 1923 – June 21, 2017

Elsie Sparks McKinney entered the presence of her Lord June 21, 2017, in Pahrump, Nevada, where she lived for the past three years with her daughter, Loretta, and her family. She fought the good fight to the end, keeping in touch with family and friends until the last few weeks.

Spruce Pine

CHRISTINE HICKS

April 1, 1935 – June 13, 2017

 

Christine Hicks, 82, of Red Bud Lane, Spruce Pine, went to her heavenly home for a family reunion Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at the Brian Center Health and Rehab.

Born April 1, 1935, in Avery County, she was the daughter of the late Jeter and Florence Dellinger McKinney. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Cleone and Glenn McKinney; and her sister, Frances Ledford.

James Attaway

Dec. 30, 1935 – June 3, 2017

James Horace Attaway, 81, went to be with his Lord Saturday, June 3, 2017. He courageously fought to live until the very end.

BAKERSVILLE

Bobby Birchfield

Bobby Birchfield, 82, of Blevins Branch Road, Bakersville, went home to be with the Lord May 30, 2017. He was a native of Mitchell County and a son of the late Charlie and Martha Putman Birchfield. He was a member of St. Paul Freewill Baptist Church and was previously employed in farming and the lumber businesses. Bobby enjoyed camping, sitting on the porch and especially enjoyed spending time with his family.

Bobby Samuel Byrd

Bobby Samuel Byrd, 78, son of the late Samuel and Ora Belle Davis Byrd, went home to be with his Lord Tuesday, May 23, 2017. He was a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church where he taught Sunday School, served as a Deacon and loved his church family. Bobby enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.

SPRUCE PINE

Robert ‘Bob’ Broadwater Sr.

Jan. 28, 1961 — May 10, 2017

Robert “Bob” Broadwater Sr., 56, of Broadwater Way, Spruce Pine, died Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at his home.

Born Jan. 28, 1961, in St. Louis, Missouri, he was the son of the late Robert Guy and Alice Hulette Broadwater. He was also proceeded in death by his grandmother, Wanda H. Gould.

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