Obituaries

Patsy Forbes

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HICKORY N.C.—On Saturday, October 3rd, Patsy Forbes, lov-ing wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away at the age of 77.  Patsy was born in Spruce Pine, NC on October 29th, 1942.

Gerald Whitson

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BAKERSVILLE NC—Gerald Clarence Whitson, age 74, of Green Young Cemetery Rd., Bakersville, NC passed away October 2, 2020. 

Betty McCourry

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GREEN MOUNTAIN N.C.—Betty Jean McCourry, 82, of Green Mountain, North Carolina, passed away peacefully on October 1, 2020 at the Solace Center in Asheville, NC.

Bob Buchanan

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SHELBY N.C.—Robert Edward “Bob” Buchanan, 80, of Shelby, passed away on Sunday September 27, 2020 at home following a long illness.

John Johnson

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NEWLAND N.C.—John Richard Johnson, age 87, of the Three Mile community, died Monday, September 21, 2020, at his home.

Jean Johnson

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SPRUCE PINE, N.C.—Jean Gayle Johnson, 85, of 62 Amethyst Street died September 10, 2020 after a two-month illness.

Mike Hughes

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SPRUCE PINE N.C.—Mike David Hughes, age 67, of Spruce Pine, died Monday, September 21, 2020 at the Brian Center of Spruce Pine.

Junior Blackburn

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BAKERSVILLE N.C.—Junior Blackburn, age 86, of Duncan Drive in Bakersville, the Bear Creek community, died Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at his home.