Obituaries

Herbert Ludwig Walters

Herbert Ludwig Walters, “Herbie,” was a man who could surprise you.  As a Quaker and a community organizer, his commitment to active nonviolence led him to work, unarmed and with significant success, in some of the most...Read More

Sharon McCormick Sellers

Sharon McCormick Sellers, 85, of Green Mountain, formerly of Florida, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 at the home of her son surrounded by her loving family. Born and raised in...Read More

Bonnie Autrey

Bonnie Autrey, age 83, of Seven Mile Ridge, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital. A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late...Read More

Benny Huskins

Benny Huskins, age 87, of the Blue Rock Community, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 20th, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family.  A native of Yancey County, he was a...Read More

Wendy Denice Miller

Wendy Denice Miller, age 55, of the Cane River Community, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 19th, 2021. A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Junior and Dale...Read More

Donald Williams

Donald Williams, age 77, died Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at the Johnson City Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at this time, but will be announced later once they have been finalized. Words of comfort may be e-mailed...Read More

Laura Mathis Woodby

Laura Mathis Woodby, age 55, of Burnsville, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 22, 2021 at her home. A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Clarence “Buddy” and...Read More

Billie Ruth Sudduth

Billie Ruth Sudduth entered the eternal Peace of her Lord on October 12, 2021. Billie Ruth was born on September 13, 1945 in Sewanee, Tennessee and grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. Her parents were James Gilbert and...Read More

Roy Sullins

Roy Sullins, age 78 of Farmington Drive in Oxford, NC; formerly of Spruce Pine, passed away Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family. Born on March 8, 1943 in Mitchell County, he was...Read More

Ernest “Locke” Ramsey

Ernest “Locke” Ramsey (age 77) of Burnsville NC, gained his “new body” on Friday, October 15th, 2021 after a long illness. Locke was a son of the late Niram and Zora Phillips Ramsey. He was married to...Read More

Ted Fields

Ted Fields, age 80, of Newland, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 12th, 2021 at this home.  A native of Avery County, he was a son of the late Buster and Ellamae Norman...Read More

Freddie Dean Smith

Dean Smith, age 72, of Duck Branch Road in Bakersville, passed away Monday, October 11, 2021 at his home. Born in McDowell County, NC he was a son of the late Fred and Glatha Curd Smith. He...Read More

Lisa “Denise” Crowder Taylor

Lisa “Denise” Crowder Taylor, age 46 of Patterson Branch Rd, Burnsville passed away Sunday October 10, 2021 in the Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville. Born in Avery County she was a daughter of Alec and Rosa Daniels...Read More

Shane Cox

Shane Cox, age 42, of Deer Park Loop in Spruce Pine, passed away Thursday, October 7, 2021 at his home. Born on December 10, 1979 in Watauga County, he was the son of the late Ralph and...Read More

Kevin Shawn Robinson

Kevin Shawn Robinson, age 56, of the Alexander community, passed away. A native of Buncombe County, he was a son of Carl Robinson and the late Betty Cole Robinson. He worked several years as a foreman for...Read More

Doris McKinney Snipes

Doris McKinney Snipes, age 85 of Humpback Mountain Road in Spruce Pine passed away Sunday October 10, 2021 at her residence. She was a daughter of the late Clyde and Louise Hefner McKinney and was a member...Read More

Samuel (Sam) David McKinney

On October 6th, 2021, after a sudden illness, Samuel (Sam) David McKinney, 82, broke the hearts of those who knew him.  Surviving are Barbara W. McKinney, his wife of 57 years; sister, Joann Wilfong; brothers: Zeb and...Read More

Jeffrey Lee Hilemon

Jeffrey Lee Hilemon, age 59, of the Green Mountain community, passed away on Thursday, October 7th, 2021 at his home. He was a son of the late Sammie Hilemon, and Doris and Richard Honeycutt. Jeffrey drove a...Read More

Paula Allen

Paula Allen, age 76, of Marion, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 6th, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loving family. A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the...Read More

Dorothy Smith Riddle

Dorothy Smith Riddle, age 85 of Burnsville, passed away Friday, October 8th, 2021 at Yancey House Assisted Living. A native of Yancey County, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Bernice Smith. She was also...Read More

Steven Mark Wynn

Steven Mark Wynn, retired U.S Army Corps of Engineers Hydro Electric Operations Manager and U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran, passed away on October 1, 2021 at his home in Spruce Pine, NC. Steve was the son of Felton...Read More

Chris Cooper

Chris Cooper, age 45, of Burnsville, passed away on Sunday, October 3rd, 2021 after a brief illness.  A native of Yancey County, he was a son of Edith Lowery Hyatt of Burnsville and the late Phillip Cooper,...Read More

Vicente Ortiz Bacilio

Vicente Ortiz Bacilio, age 40 of Youngsville, passed away Sunday, October 3rd, 2021 at his home. A native of Michoacan, Mexico, he was born October 21st, 1980 to Francisco Ortiz Ceja and Martina Bacilio. He is survived...Read More

Barbara Ward

Barbara Ward, age 82, of South Dale Street in Spruce Pine, passed away Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine. Born on April 22, 1939 in Mitchell County, she was the daughter...Read More

Danny Autrey

Danny Autrey, age 59, of Oakland Avenue in Spruce Pine, passed away Monday, October 4, 2021 at his home. Born on January 29, 1962 in Mitchell County, he was the son of the late Joe Autrey and...Read More

J. C. Styles

J. C. Styles, age 90, of Burnsville passed away on Sunday October 3rd, 2021 at his home. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Kivet Ollie Silver Styles. He was also preceded...Read More

Kevin Ziemba

Kevin Ziemba passed away on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loved ones.  He was born November 13, 1954 in Reading, PA to Janis and the late Chester Ziemba.  He graduated from Exeter...Read More

Raymond Allan “Ray” Fox

Raymond Allan “Ray” Fox, age 80, of Burnsville, passed away on Sunday, September 26th, 2021. A native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, he was a son of the late William and Laura Pitts Fox. He was also preceded...Read More

Joseph “Joe” Davenport

Joseph “Joe” Davenport, age 71, of the Grassy Creek Community, passed away on Saturday, October 2nd, 2021 at his home. A native of Mitchell County, he was a son of the late Bill and Elizabeth Greenlee Davenport....Read More

Brenda Wilson

Brenda Wilson, age 65, of U.S. Hwy. 19-E North in Newland, the Frank community, passed away Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Born on December 24, 1955 in Avery County, she was the daughter...Read More

Bessie Lou Hunter Buchanan

Bessie Lou Hunter Buchanan, age 80 of Burnsville, passed away Friday, October 1st, 2021 at home surrounded by her family. A native of Yancey County, she was born October 31st, 1940 to the late Claude and Flossie...Read More

Willie Adkins Miller

Willie Adkins Miller, age 85 of Burnsville, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, September 25th, 2021 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine. A native of Yancey County, she was the daughter of the...Read More

Steve “Seymore” Hardin

Steve “Seymore” Hardin, left his earthly body and joined his Lord and Savior in Heaven on Sunday, September 26th, 2021 where he received his new healthy body and is now walking and rejoicing.   A native of Yancey...Read More

David Scott Ingram

David Scott Ingram, age 39, of Newland, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 18th, 2021 at his home.  A native of Avery County, he was a son of the late David and Linda Carol Parker Ingram. He...Read More

Jean Pitman

Jean Pitman, age 85, of Beaver Creek Road in Spruce Pine, graduated Friday, September 24, 2021 at the Memorial Campus of Mission Hospitals in Asheville. Born on September 23, 1936 in Mitchell County, she was the daughter...Read More

Sandra Kay Vickers

Sandra Kay Vickers, age 69, of West Mountain Drive in Spruce Pine passed away Saturday, September 25, 2021 at the Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine. Born on November 27, 1951 in Mitchell County, she was...Read More

Willie Boston McKinney

Willie Boston McKinney, age 93, of Newdale, passed away on Tuesday, September 21st, 2021 at her home.  A native of Mitchell County, she was a daughter of the late Charlie and Vance Cox Boston.  She was also...Read More

William Wayne Harris

William Wayne Harris, age 65, of Burnsville, went home to be with the Lord  on Friday, September 24th, 2021 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine.  A native of Yancey county, he was the son of...Read More

Patricia Byrd Murdock

Patricia Byrd Murdock, 64, of Brookhaven Drive in Spruce Pine passed away Thursday September 23, 2021 at the Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine. Born in Bethesda, Maryland she was a daughter of the late Emmett,...Read More

Stella “Merle” Johnson

Stella “Merle” Johnson, age 91, of Cranberry, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021 at her home.  A native of Avery County, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Faye...Read More

Henry G. Lumsden

Henry G. Lumsden, 71, of Spruce Pine passed away Wednesday September 22, 2021 at Smoky Ridge Health & Rehabilitation in Burnsville. Henry was a native of Virginia and a member of The Bridge Church of WNC. A...Read More

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