Obituaries

Valorie Rocha

Valorie Rocha, age 73, of Louisville, KY, went Home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 1st, 2022.  A native of Elizabethtown, KY, she was a daughter of the late Voncie and Dorothy Williams Carter. Valorie...Read More

Clayton Troy Autrey

Clayton Troy Autrey, age 35, of Busick, went Home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 1st, 2022.  A native of Yancey County, he was a son of Sonny Autrey of Busick and the late Jewell...Read More

Howard Simmons

Howard Simmons, 83, of the South Toe Community, went home to join the Lord on Friday, July 1st, 2022, surrounded by his loving family. Howard was born in McDowell County on July 6, 1938, the 5th of...Read More

Linda Eller Jones

Linda Nell Eller Jones, 76, of Avery County, died peacefully on Friday, July 1, 2022, at Yancey House in Burnsville, NC. Born on July 5, 1945, she was the daughter of the late John Hayden and Clara...Read More

Martha Alta Hensley Proffitt

Martha Alta Hensley Proffitt, age 92, passed away June 18, 2022 at Skyland Care Center in Sylva with her husband of nearly 72 years by her side. Martha was born June 13, 1930 to the late Furman...Read More

Scott Stansberry

Scott Stansberry age 41, of Spruce Pine passed away Tuesday June 28, 2022, at the Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro, NC. Born in Mitchell County he was a son of Dwight Stansberry and Alma Gardner...Read More

Mary Nadine Thomas

Mary Nadine Thomas, age 75 of Burnsville, passed away on Saturday, June 25th, 2022 at Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC. A native of Yancey County, she was the daughter of the late Talmadge and Cora Fox Elkins. She was...Read More

Duane Carl (Bo) Wheeler

Duane Carl (Bo) Wheeler, age 78 of Burnsville, NC, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 24th, 2022 at Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC, surrounded by family. A native of Yancey County, he was born on February 1st, 1944...Read More

Lorie Buchanan Bailey

Lorie Buchanan Bailey, age 55, of the Ledger Community, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 24th, 2022 at CarePartners Solace Center. A native of Mitchell County, she was the daughter of Judy Byrd...Read More

Wade J. Dahlberg, Sr

Wade J. Dahlberg, Sr., age 69 of Burnsville, North Carolina, left his Earthly home on Friday, June 24th, 2022 to go live with his Eternal Father in Heaven. He was preceded in death by his parents, William...Read More

Tamara Marie Price

Tamara Marie Price, age 57, of Marion, went home to be with the Lord unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022 at her home. A native of Yancey County, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth and...Read More

Juanita Greene Vance

Juanita Greene Vance, age 77, of Minneapolis, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 24th, 2022 at her home. A native of Avery County, she was a daughter of the late Spurgeon Jesse and...Read More

Jerry Lee Penland

Jerry Lee Penland, age 73, of Burnsville, passed away peacefully in his home on Thursday, June 23rd, 2022. A resident of Yancey County, he was the son of the late Glen and Jessie Penland. In addition to...Read More

Phil R. Thomas, Jr

Phil R. Thomas, Jr., age 80, of Water Street in Bakersville, the Bandana community passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at his home. Born on July 14, 1941 in Mitchell County, he was the son of the...Read More

David E. McFalls

David E. McFalls, age 62, of Creek Pittman Road in Spruce Pine, passed away Tuesday June 21, 2022, at the Care Partners Hospice Solace Center in Asheville. Born in Mitchell County, he was a son of the...Read More

Robert Wood, Jr.

Robert Wood, Jr., age 66, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital.  A native of Naples, FL, he was a son of the late Robert Wood, Sr. and Doris Segerberg Wood. ...Read More

Michael Eugene Tapavica

Michael Eugene Tapavica, age 74, of Stewart Road in Bakersville, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2022 at Brian Center Health & Rehabilitation of Spruce Pine. Arrangements are incomplete.  They will be announced later once they have been...Read More

Janice Avery Wise

Janice Avery Wise of Plumtree was born on February 7, 1937, and went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on Thursday June 16, 2022. She was preceded in her home going by her parents, Waites and...Read More

Lee Whitson

Lee Whitson, age 78, of Pate Creek Rd., Green Mountain, NC, went home to be with the Lord June 18, 2022. A native of Mitchell County, NC Lee was a son of the late Calvin and Nerva...Read More

Tim Norman

Tim Norman, age 56, of Little Elk Road in Elk Park, passed away, Thursday, June 16, 2022 at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, TN. Born on December 19, 1965 in Hammond, IN, he was...Read More

Willie T Bennett

Willie T Bennett, age 86, of Burnsville, passed away Saturday, June 18th, 2022 at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later date. Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home is respectfully serving...Read More

Faye Greer

Faye Greer, age 92, of Nashville, TN, passed away on Tuesday, June 14th, 2022.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil J. Greer, who died in 1991.  She received her Associate Degree in Business.  She...Read More

Donald R. Huskins

Donald R. Huskins, age 81, of Lower Browns Creek, passed away on Wednesday, June 15th, 2022 at his home.  A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Floyd and Autherene Bolick Huskins.  He...Read More

Thomas Craig Robinson

Thomas Craig Robinson age 71 of Birdie Lane in Bakersville passed away Monday June 13, 2022, at his residence. Born in Fort Worth, Texas he was a son of the late Earl Franklin and Rosalinn Moore Robinson....Read More

Mable Boone

Mable Boone, age 87, of Upper Browns Creek, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 13th, 2022 at the Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation Center surrounded by her loving family.  A native of Yancey...Read More

Jack E. Howell Sr.

Jack E. Howell Sr., age 85, of NC 80 Bakersville, NC passed away June 11, 2022. A native of Mitchell County, NC he was a son of the late Cling and Jessie Cook Howell. Jack was a...Read More

Kimmy Owens

Kimmy Owens, age 56, of Burnsville, walked into the presence of the Lord on Tuesday, May 31st, 2022. A native of Central Florida, she was a daughter of the late Gloria Heim and an “adopted” daughter of...Read More

Clarence “C.W.” William Wright, Sr

Clarence “C.W.” William Wright, Sr. went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, June 11th, 2022 surrounded by his family. He was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ in Newland, NC and...Read More

Ray Gouge

Ray Gouge, age 80, of McHone Road in Spruce Pine, passed away Friday, June 10, 2022 at the Memorial Campus of Mission Hospitals in Asheville. Born in McDowell County on April 12, 1942, he was the son...Read More

Cynthia Wright Allen

Cynthia Wright Allen, age 88, of Burnsville, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 9th, 2022 at her home.  She was born on February 17th, 1934 to the late Lark and Zora Fox Wright. ...Read More

Betty Verndenia West Hughes

Betty Verndenia West Hughes of Buladean, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 7th. 2022 three days before her 89th birthday, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Washington County, TN...Read More

Rodney Gene Laws

Rodney Gene Laws, age 43 of Spruce Pine, passed away unexpectedly at home on June 5, 2022. A resident of Mitchell County, he was the son of the late Rassie and Linda Laws. Left to cherish his...Read More

Fred McIntosh

Fred McIntosh, age 87 of Burnsville, passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at Madison Health and Rehabilitation in Mars Hill. A native of Yancey County, he was the son of the late John and Sue Angel...Read More

Charlotte Elaine Verdell

Charlotte Elaine Verdell, age 70, of Crabtree Road in Spruce Pine, passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at this time, but will be announced later once they have been completed and...Read More

Cheyenne Marie Biddix

Cheyenne Marie Biddix, age 23, of Berry Street in Spruce Pine, passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at the Memorial Campus of Mission Hospitals in Asheville. Born in Forsyth County, she was the daughter of the late...Read More

Eloise Davis

Eloise Davis, age 84 of Mars Hill, passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, in Burnsville. A native of Yancey County, she was the daughter of the late Woodrow and Pansy Hensley. In addition to her parents,...Read More

Lawrence Glenn Woody

Lawrence Glenn Woody age 95, of Spruce Pine the Ingalls community passed away Wednesday June 8, 2022 at the Carolina Rehab Center in Morganton. Born in Avery County he was a son of the late Greenville and...Read More

Hermon Robert Robinson

Hermon Robert Robinson, a native of North Carolina and an Asheville resident, passed away peacefully at the age of ninety-six on Sunday, June 5th, 2022. Born to the Reverend Earl and Annie Wilson Robinson who resided in...Read More

Lora Hudgins

Lora Hudgins, age 46, of the South Toe Community, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 4th, 2022.  A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Nina Allen Hudgins, who...Read More

Sandra Parlier Wilcox

Sandra Parlier Wilcox, age 71, of Old U.S. 19-E in Spruce Pine, the Estatoe community went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, June 6, 2022 at Mission Hospital with her family by her...Read More

Betty Jean Fox

Betty Jean Fox, age 89, of Burnsville, went home to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on Monday, June 6th, 2022 at CarePartners Solace Center in Asheville. She was reunited with her loving husband of 67 years,...Read More

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