Age: 83 Address: Boone Branch Date of Death: Friday, January 31, 2014 Arrangements: Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home
Details: Ernest Wallace of Boone Branch, went home to be with the Lord Friday, January 31st at Blue Ridge Hospital in Spruce Pine.
A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Doss and Elva Edwards Wallace, and the husband of Eva Thomas Wallace who died in 2012. He was also preceded in death by 2 sisters: Grace Cucumber and Ruby Measles; and, 2 brothers: Ford and Ted Wallace.
Ernest was a member of Crabtree Baptist Church.
Surviving are 2 daughters: Patricia Boone and husband, Ken, and Ernestine (Tiny) Fender and husband, Larry, all of Burnsville; 5 brothers: Don Wallace and wife, Elaine, of Green Mountain, Pat Wallace and wife, Evelyn, of Burnsville, Ron Wallace and wife, Elsie, of Seneca, SC, Bill Wallace and wife, Mae, of Knoxville, TN, and Bob Wallace of Virginia; grandchildren: Forrest, Angie, Misty and Lisa; great grandchildren: Courtney, Jordan, Drew, Julie, Chloe, Josh, Tobey and Ethan; and a special sister-in-law: Judy Hise and husband, Billy Ray (Heavy) of Spruce Pine.
Funeral services will be held at 3PM Sunday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. Rev. Dale Banks will officiate. Burial will be in Crabtree Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
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