Obituaries

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.

Phyllis Dale

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Phyllis Dale, 92, of Oakdale Avenue in Spruce Pine, went to be with the Lord Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at Care Partners in Asheville.

Betty McKinney

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Betty H. McKinney, 88, formerly of Hillcrest Circle in Spruce Pine, died Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, at the John F. Keever Solace Center in Asheville. Born Sept. 17, 1931, in Yancey County, she was the daughter of the late ...

Orlie Rathbone

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Orlie James Rathbone, 92, of Cane Creek Road, Bakersville, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. He was a native ...