Gertrude ‘Trudy’ 

Drews Buckner

Charles R. Buchanan

May R. Buchanan

May R. Buchanan, 92, of U.S. 19E in Spruce Pine, died Monday, May 28, 2018, at Brian Center Health & Rehab in Spruce Pine.

Marilyn Mae Bartle

Marilyn Mae Bartle, 82, of Bakersville, passed away due to a long battle with an illness in Spruce Pine at the Brian Center. 

During Marilyn’s illness, she was under the excellent care of the Brian Center; as well as Yancey Hospice Team. The care and support she received from the nurses, nurses’ assistants, chaplain and counselor were professional, caring and supportive. 

David Dwayne Greene

David Dwayne Greene, 56, died Saturday, May 19, 2018.

Born in Johnson City, Tennessee, he was a son of Robert and Sue Woody Greene, of Bakersville.

Joe Buchanan

Joe Buchanan, 72, of Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at the UPMC Pinnacle Hanover Hospital in Hanover, Pennsylvania. Born April 9, 1946, in Beans Creek, he was the son of the late Henry and Mandy Yelton Buchanan. He was the husband of Teresa Rorke Buchanan.

Clark Cox

Clark Cox, 91, of Boiling Springs, South Carolina, died Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at his home. Born Dec. 31, 1926, in Mitchell County, he was the son of the late Millard and Grace Washburn Cox.

Phyllis Beckner

Earlene Baker

Earlene Baker, 95, of White Oak Road, Bakersville, went to be with the Lord Saturday evening April 14, 2018. She was born Jan. 9, 1923, in Elk Park, and was the daughter of the late Marvin and Inez Phillips Greene, of Bakersville. Earlene was married to Lee Baker and they had four children.

Eileen McKinney Biggerstaff

Eileen McKinney Biggerstaff, 89, of Boone, passed away Saturday evening, March 31, 2018, at her home.

Roberta Glenn Moore

Roberta Glenn Moore, 81, of Asheville, passed away peacefully Friday, March 30, 2018, at her home due to complications with Sjogren’s syndrome. Born April 16, 1936, in Spruce Pine, she was the oldest daughter of the late Robert and Addie Glenn.

Charles Garrett ‘Chuck’ Crowder

Charles Garrett “Chuck” Crowder, 47, went home to be with his Lord on March 18, 2018, at Care Partners Solace Center of Asheville after suffering a traumatic brain injury. He was the son of Ida Jane Maney Crowder, of Burnsville, and the late Charles Sherrell Crowder. He was also preceded in death by grandparents, Burl and Una Maney, and Charles and Doris Crowder; and an aunt, Murrell Hughes.

Melba Duncan Abernathy

Melba Duncan Abernathy, 86, of the Ledger Community, went home to be with the Lord Friday, March 16, 2018, at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Earl and Margie Willis Duncan; and the wife of Pat Abernathy. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Peggy Peters; sisters, Mae Willis, Ruby Gouge, Joan Blevins and Sue Wilson; and brothers, Will, Gray, Scott, Phil, Wade and Bobby Dean Duncan.

Elden Monroe Cooke Sr.

Elden Monroe Cooke Sr., 85, of Staggerweed Road, Bakersville, went home to be with the Lord March 5, 2018. He was a native of Mitchell County and a son of the late Tulsa and Mae Hopson Cooke. He was a veteran of the United States Navy where he obtained the rank of Chief Petty Officer and retired as an educator with the North Carolina School System in Western North Carolina.

Virginia ‘Jenny’ Cook

SPRUCE PINE – Virginia “Jenny” Cook, 75, of Biggerstaff Road, Spruce Pine, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine.


The MItchell News

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