Tess Clark Burleson Coulter, 96, of Spruce Pine, died May 10, 2019.
Born April 4, 1923, at Pineola in Avery County, she was the daughter of the late George and Flora Benfield Clark. Also preceding her in death were her husbands, Hughes Burleson in 1964, and Oscar Coulter Sr. in 1986; brother, Edgar Clark; and sisters, Esther Winters, Melba West and Marguerite Chapman.
Surviving are daughter, Mary Burleson Montague (Richard); sons, Jack P. Burleson (Carolyn) and Brown Hughes Burleson Jr., all of Spruce Pine; grandson, Ryan Montague, of Spruce Pine; granddaughters, Christina Burleson Gardner (Kenneth), of Spruce Pine, and Olivia Burleson Appling, of Rutherfordton; and six great-grandchildren, Evan, Ethan and Trinity Gardner, and Jaxon, Cyrus and Eula Appling.
At her request, there will be no services.
Memorials may be made to Crossnore School, P.O. Box 249, Crossnore, NC 28616 or Hospice and Palliative Care of The Blue Ridge, 236 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.
Henline-Hughes Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Mitchell News-Journal • May 15, 2019