Age: 48 Address: Little Switzerland, NC Date of Death: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Arrangements: Yancey Funeral Service.
Details: Douglas Edward Dunning, age 48, of Little Switzerland, passed away on Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital. A native of California, he was a son of Joyce Hines Dunning and the late James Dunning. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Mark David Dunning; mother-in-law, Helen Louise Hatch and a brother-in-law, Harry Hatch. Douglas was a giving, helpful, nurturing and personable man who loved to cook.
Surviving in addition to his mother is his loving wife of 15 years, Ellen Hatch Dunning; daughter, Meghan Dunning of Arkansas; step-daughter, Jaclynn Marie Hawkins of Florida; step-son, Joshua Allen Hawkins of Florida; and a granddaughter, Lily Michele Dunning. Numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 15th at 18 John Sparks Road in Bakersville.
Memorial donations in Douglas’ memory may be made to Hospice of Mitchell County, 236 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.