Obituaries

Wilma Beam

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Wilma Burleson Beam, 82, passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Sept.

Jean Willis

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Jean  Willis, 83, longtime resident of Bakersville, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Spruce Pine, at the age of 83 after a period of declining health.

Bruce Ray Silver

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Bruce Ray Silver, 63, of Daytona Beach, Florida, died Dec. 31, 2019. 

He was born Sept. 28, 1956, in Spruce Pine, the son of Robert and Maude Silver. 

Robert Milton

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Robert L. Milton, 68, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, after a lengthy battle with COPD. The youngest of three born to Lawrence E.

Kameron Wilson

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Kameron Wayne Wilson, 20, of the Penland Community, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Janette Grindstaff

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Janette Young Grindstaff, 92, widow of Charles Grindstaff, passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, at her home surrounded by her family. 

Inez McRae

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Inez Johnson Blevins McRae passed away Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, at Arbor Acres United Methodist Retirement Community.

Lester Huskins

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Lester Lee Huskins, Mitchell County native and 74 years young, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in Florence, South Carolina, hospice.