Age: 73 Address: Burnsville, North Carolina Date of Death: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Arrangements: Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home
Details: Charles William Rathburn of Burnsville, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, July 29th at his home.
A lifelong resident of Yancey County, he was the son of the late Landon and Bonnie Pittman Rathburn. He was also preceded in death by a sister: Helen Rathburn Raper; and, a brother: Junior Rathburn. Charles was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.
Surviving are his wife of 52 years: Mary Elna Hollifield Rathburn; 2 daughters: Jackie Rathburn Grier and husband, Johnny, and Kathy Rathburn Davis and husband, Butch; 2 sons: Donald Rathburn and wife, Cheryle, and Ronald Rathburn and wife, Beverly, all of Burnsville; 6 grandchildren: Michael Grier and Amanda, Jessica Grier Elliott and husband, J.R., Mark Rathburn and wife, Tasha, Kristina Rathburn, Shane Rathburn, and Crystal Thomas Boone and husband, Josh; 5 great grandchildren: Destiny Neveh Elliott, Marieh Grace Rathburn, Adyen Kelley and Madison Jade Grier and Colston Uriah Boone; 3 sisters: Lucille Rathburn Banks, Joyce Rathburn Briggs and husband, Mike, and Doris Rathburn Hollifield and husband, Thad; and, 2 brothers: Gene Rathburn and wife, Frances, and Wayne Rathburn and fiancée, Jennie, all of Burnsville. Numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 11AM Saturday, August 2, 2014, in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. Revs. Philip Garland and Keith Blankenship will officiate. Burial will be in the Eddie McMahan Cemetery in Pensacola.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8PM Friday at Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home, and at other times will be at the residence on Highway 197 South.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Yancey County, 856 Georges Fork Road, Burnsville, NC 28714.
To send an online condolence, please visit: www.holcombebrothers.com