Obituaries

Wanda Lee Tipton

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Wanda Lee Tipton, 85, of Burnsville, went home to be with the Lord Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, at Select Specialty Hospital in Bristol, Tennessee, after a brief illness.

Elizabeth Davenport

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Elizabeth Davenport, 102, of Old NC 226 in Spruce Pine, the Grassy Creek community, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, at her home surrounded by her family.

Gordon Howell Sr.

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Gordon Kenneth Howell Sr., 96, of Deer Park Lake Road, Spruce Pine, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine. 

Mary Ruth Ayers

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Mary Ruth Gunter Ayers, 82, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, at Mitchell House in Spruce Pine. She was born June 2, 1937, in Mitchell County, the daughter of Willis A. and Iva Burleson Gunter.

Richard Eng

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Richard Eng, 74, of Spruce Pine, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at James H. Quillen VA Medical Center after an admirable battle with cancer due to Agent Orange.