Obituaries

Doris Rhyne Thompson, 91, of Spruce Pine, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine.

Lucille Buchanan Ellis, 93, of Cane Creek Road, Bakersville died Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine.

Bobby J. Kennard, 86, of Spruce Pine, went home to be with the Lord July 30, 2018.

Steve Lamar Earwood, 68, passed away Saturday, July 28, 2018, at his home. He was a son of Helen Wiseman and Junior Earwood. Steve was raised in the Oakley neighborhood of Asheville and spent extensive time in Fairview with his extended family. Steve attended Oakley Elementary and graduated from Reynolds High School. Early in his life, he worked alongside his father at Sayles Bleachery before joining the Merchant Marines and working with chemical tankers in Wilmington.

Billy Sanford Whitson

Billy Sanford Whitson, of Bakersville, graduated home to heaven at the age of 94. He was born June 5, 1924, in Tipton Hill, and passed away July 27, 2018. 

Eric Miller

Phillip Henline

Phillip Nelson Henline Jr., 93, of Biggerstaff Road, Spruce Pine, died Sunday, July 15, 2018, at the St. Joseph’s campus of Mission Hospitals in Asheville. 

Dorothy Eskew

Carl Cranford

Carl “Chief” Cranford, 80, of Hot Springs, died Monday, July 16, 2018. 

Wilma Ollis Burleson 

Wilma Ollis Burleson, 91, of Kaywilla Lane, Spruce Pine, died Monday, July 16, 2018, at the Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation.

Maxine Brown Pendley, 83, of Spruce Pine, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, July 11, 2018. She was the wife of the late Fred Lee Pendley and the daughter of the late Pinkney Brown and Mary Greer Brown, of the Cranberry Community. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Christopher Lee Autrey; sisters, Iva Lee Pitman, Geraldine Gragg and Ileen Gragg; one brother, George Clayton Brown; and a step-granddaughter, Michelle Dawn Stevens.  Maxine was a lifelong member of Green Valley Baptist Church.

Russell Ellsworth Macomber Jr., 74, of Feldspar Street, Spruce Pine, died Friday, July 13, 2018, at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine.

Charles “Chuck” Hudson Jr., 83, of Burnsville, went home to be with the Lord Monday, July 9, 2018. Chuck was a 20-year retired veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served during the Vietnam Era.

Mae Fortner

Norma Surles King, 94, of Goldsboro, passed away suddenly Thursday, June 28, 2018, while enjoying her beloved Echo Cottage in Little Switzerland.

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