Age: 76 Address: Burnsville Date of Death: Saturday, August 31, 2013 Arrangements: Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home
Details: Velma Harding of Burnsville, entered eternity Saturday, August 31st at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine. A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Wesley and Carra Robinson Deyton, and the wife of Ted Harding, who died in 1982. She was also preceded in death by sisters: Etta Johnson and Chloe Bennett; and, brothers: Cecil, Roy, Clifford, Clarence, Herman, Craig and Jimmy Deyton. Velma was a former employee of Mohasco, a retired employee of Glen Raven Mills and after retirement was an employee of Pine Valley Motel in Spruce Pine.
Those left to cherish her memory are her son: Jeff Harding and wife, Darla; grandsons: Jeffery Harding of Spruce Pine and Jameson Harding of Las Vegas, Nevada; a sister: Kate Laws of Green Mountain; a dear niece: Sandy Hilemon and husband, Maurice; and, several other nieces, nephews and close friends.
A celebration of life will be held at 3:30 PM Tuesday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Fred Young Cemetery at Pleasant Gap.
The family will receive friends from 2 until 3:30 PM Tuesday prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Yancey County, 856 Georges Fork Road, Burnsville, NC 28714.