Arthur Hollifield

Arthur C. Hollifield, 86, of Harley Drive, Burnsville, died Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, at his home.

Born July 5, 1932, in Mitchell County, he was the son of the late Grant and Ina Ballew Hollifield. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brothers, Cecil and Johnny Hollifield; his sister, Hattie Hollifield; his half-brother, Blanton McNeill; and his half-sister, Belle Hollifield.

Arthur was retired from the American Mining Company. He enjoyed gardening, bear hunting, fishing and digging ginseng.

Left to cherish his memories are his special friend, Mable Boone; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service honoring the life of Arthur Hollifield was 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, at in the Chapel of Webb Funeral Home with the Rev. Matthew Robinson officiating. A time to support the family, share memories and receive friends was 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in the funeral home chapel. Interment followed in the Grassy Creek Memorial Gardens. 

Instead of flowers, the family requests memorial donations are made in Arthur’s honor to Hospice of Yancey County; 856 Georges Fork Road, Burnsville, NC 28714.

The family would like to extend a “thank you” to Hospice of Yancey County for its wonderful care of Arthur.

Words of comfort may be emailed to the family by going to, selecting Arthur Hollifield’s name and signing his guestbook. Webb Funeral Home of Spruce Pine is honored to be assisting the Hollifield family. Mr. Hollifield’s obituary has also been posted on Facebook.

Mitchell News-Journal • Sept. 12, 2018

The MItchell News

Mailing Address: PO Box 339 
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 
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