Ariel Clairese Hedrick, 33, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, at Burke Hospice and Palliative Care. A native of Mitchell County, she was preceded in death by her father, Kenny Hedrick; paternal grandparents, Glenn and Betty Hedrick; and maternal grandparents, Bobby and Mary Craig Lowery.
Faye Helen Buchanan, 92, of Bakersville, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, at Mission Hospital in Asheville. She was the daughter of the late Troy and Elizabeth Buchanan Hoilman and the wife of the late Jack M. Buchanan.
Faye was a member of Bakersville Baptist Church, and she will always be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother.
Alonzo Bryant, 85, of Erwin, Tennessee, passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, at Johnson City Medical Center. He was a son of the late James and Naomi Howell Bryant. Alonzo was a native of Poplar, but lived in Pennsylvania for 40 years before returning to Mitchell County in 1988 and then to Erwin in October 2010.
Carl Edward Dwiggins, 78, of Conover, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem following a period of declining health. Born April 11, 1941, in Forsyth County, he was the son of the late Lattie Ralph Dwiggins Sr. and Adelia Aline Everhardt Dwiggins.
Forrest Biddix, 89, of Maple Road, in the Altapass community of Spruce Pine, died Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine. Born June 23, 1930, in Mitchell County, he was the son of the late Stacy and Ruth Hogan Biddix. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Lola Wise Biddix, who passed away in 2012. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Lucy Biddix Hall; and a brother, E.J. Biddix.
Iva Lee Street, 87, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 1, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. A native of Mitchell County, Iva Lee was a daughter of the late Joe and Lillie Belle Hughes Street.
Millicent “Millie” Hedges Carpenter Jackson, 89, of Little Buck Hill Road, died Monday, July 15, 2019, at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine. Born May 17, in Kieffer, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Lacy Circle Hedges and Edith Frances Dietz Hedges.