Obituaries

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.

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.