Obituaries

Myrtle Ollis

Myrtle Ollis, age 87, of Spruce Pine, died Saturday, November 28, 2020 at the Brian Center Health & Rehab in Spruce Pine. Arrangements are incomplete at this time, but will be announced later.  ...Read More

Evelyn Ramsey

Evelyn Ramsey, age 80, of Spruce Pine, died Saturday, November 28, 2020 at the Mitchell House in Spruce Pine. Arrangements are incomplete at this time, but will be announced later once they have been completed....Read More

Patricia “Patti” Garland

Patricia “Patti” Garland, age 63, of the Banks Creek Community, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, November 27th, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family.  A native of Yancey County, she was...Read More

Elaine Griffith

Elaine Griffith, age 60, of Red Hill, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, November 27th 2020 at her home surrounded by her family and friends. A native of the Ledger Community in Mitchell County,...Read More

Floyd Lee Burleson

Floyd Lee Burleson, age 73, went home to be with his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, November 24th, 2020 at Watauga Medical Center. A native of Avery County, he was a son of the late C.L. and Alberta...Read More

John Lewis Bailey

John Lewis Bailey, age 84, of Valley View Road in Bakersville, the Cane Creek community, passed Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at his home. Born on September 6, 1936 in Mitchell County, he was the son of the...Read More

Nell McQueen Haldeman

Nell McQueen Haldeman, age 95, of Margaret’s Way in Burnsville, the Newdale community, died Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at her home. Born on November 11, 1925 in Robeson County, NC, she was the daughter of the late...Read More

Jack “Bubby” Justice Mace

Jack “Bubby” Justice Mace, age 88 of White Oak Creek community, went home to the Lord Wednesday, November 25th, 2020 at his home. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Clay and...Read More

Nancy Corbett Clodfelter

Nancy Corbett Clodfelter, age 82, formerly of Blanton Branch Road in Sylva, died Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at Brian Center Health & Rehab in Spruce Pine. Born on July 27, 1938 in Cleveland, OH, she was the...Read More

Richard Baker

Richard Baker, age 55, of Sunrise Ridge Road, the Swiss Pine Lake community, passed away on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at this time, but will be announced later once they have...Read More

Frank Edgar Roe

Frank Edgar Roe, age 85, of Little Switzerland, passed away on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at Brian Center Health & Rehab in Spruce Pine. Born on June 3, 1935 in Bay City, TX, he was the son...Read More

Rick Maney

Rick Maney, age 70, of Prices Creek, passed away on Wednesday, November 18th, 2020. A native of the Indian Creek Community in Yancey County, he was a son of the late Kenneth Edwin and June Hughes Maney....Read More

Frances Dicks

Frances Dicks, age 82, of Spruce Pine, died Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at Care Partners in Asheville. Born on February 14, 1938 in Indianapolis, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Beulah Holland Rice....Read More

Irene Buchanan

Irene Buchanan, age 91, of Reservoir Road in Spruce Pine, went to be with the Lord at 7:47 pm on Friday, November 20, 2020 after a short illness. Born on November 23, 1928 in Mitchell County, she...Read More

Helen Parsley McGee

Helen Parsley McGee, age 87, of Spruce Pine, died Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at Brian Center Health and Rehab in Spruce Pine. Born in Mitchell County on November 12, 1933, she was the daughter of the late...Read More

Michael Potter

Michael Potter, age 66, of Newland, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 19th, 2020. A native of Avery County, and the son of the late Max Mason and Eva Marie Forbes Potter. He...Read More

Patsy Gouge

Patsy Gouge, age 79, of Burnsville, passed away on Friday, November 20th, 2020 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine. A native of McDowell County, she was a daughter of the late Lloyd and Missouri McGee...Read More

Mary Lucille Ward

Mary Lucille Ward departed this life November 20th, 2020. She was born on November 20th, 1939 the daughter of the late Azor Tipton Poarch and Alvis Walser Poarch of Lenoir, NC. She was preceded in death by...Read More

Ruby A. Runion-Kelley

On November 17, 2020, Ruby A. Runion-Kelley (nee Ayers) passed away at age 94. She was born in Little Rock Creek, Mitchell County, North Carolina and was a prior resident of Spring Grove, PA. She was the...Read More

Judy Greer

Judy Greer, age 67, of Hill Street in Spruce Pine, died Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at this time, but will be announced later once they have been completed. Words of comfort...Read More

Raymond “Ray” Villano

On November 17th, 2020, Jesus called Raymond “Ray” Villano, age 76 of Spruce Pine, home. A native of Hudson County, New Jersey, he was a son of the late Nunzio and Tina Cecere Villano. Ray was a...Read More

U. B. Deyton

U.B. Deyton, age 82, of Burnsville, passed away on Tuesday, November 17th, 2020 at Care Partners Solace Center. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Uranous Deyton, Sr. and Annie Renfro Deyton...Read More

Henrietta Rhoten Tomberlin

Henrietta Rhoten Tomberlin, age 94 of Micaville, passed away Monday, November 16th, 2020 at Smoky Ridge Health and Rehabilitation. A native of Jackson, Tennessee, she was a daughter of the late Jake and Zady Smith Rhoten. She...Read More

Opha Shepherd Hylemon

Opha Shepherd Hylemon passed away on Sunday, November 15th, 2020. A beloved sister and aunt, who lived 99 remarkable years. She was a long-time resident of the Cane River community in Burnsville, North Carolina. She lived her...Read More

Kay Boone King

Kay Boone King, age 71 of Burnsville, passed away Saturday, November 14th, 2020 at home. She was a daughter of the late Daniel Boone and Martha Ann Carroll Boone. She is survived by daughters, Tonya Ann Boone...Read More

Mike L Sparks

Mike Sparks went home to be with Jesus, Sunday, November 15th, 2020 at the age of 74. He was a son of Mary Belle Buchanan Sparks of Estatoe and the late John W. Sparks. Mike graduated from...Read More

Larry Eugene Deal

Larry Eugene Deal, age 79 of Shoal Creek, passed away at his home on Friday, November 13th, 2020 surrounded by family. He was a son of the late Verlie and Addie Mae Burns Deal. He was also...Read More

Wanda Mae Edwards Shepherd

Wanda Mae Edwards Shepherd, age 84 of Fox Creek, passed away Thursday, November 12th, 2020 at home. A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Clifford and Zeed Edwards. She was the wife...Read More

Nellie Phillips Cole

Nellie Phillips Cole, 89 of Bakersville, NC went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 12, 2020. Nellie was born February 21, 1931 in Yancey County, NC, lived in Erwin, TN and moved (with her husband of 68 years) to Mitchell County in the early 1950’s. She was a...Read More

William Carl “Billy” Carter

Billy Carter, age 52, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 12th, 2020 at the Cranberry House. A native of Buncombe County, he was a son of Brenda Cody Canipe of Spruce Pine, NC...Read More

James Lee “Blue” Blair

James Lee “Blue” Blair, age 42, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 at his residence after an extended illness. He was the son of Brenda Blair of Minneapolis and the late...Read More

Evelyn Bradford Morrow

Evelyn Bradford Morrow, age 69, of Fairview, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 at Fleshers Fairview Health Care Center. A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late...Read More

Carol Maxwell

Carol Maxwell, age 67, formerly of Pineola died Saturday, November 7, 2020 at Brian Center Health & Rehab in Spruce Pine. Born on Ruby Fender Williams, age 88, of Three Mile Highway in Newland, died Saturday, November...Read More

Benson Huff

Benson Huff, age 91 of Little Switzerland, NC passed away on Saturday, November 7, 2020 in the Brian Center in Spruce Pine. A native of Lima, OH, he was the son of the late Marion and Maye...Read More

Max Metcalf

Max Metcalf, age 82 of Phipps Creek, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, November 8th, 2020 at Madison Health Care and Rehabilitation. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Carl...Read More

Caroline Zelinski Toton

Caroline Zelinski Toton, age 100, passed away on Sunday, November 8th, 2020 at Madison Manor. A native of Wayne, MI, she was a daughter of the late Stanley and Bertha Krupa Zelinski. She was also preceded in...Read More

Barbara A. Day

Barbara Arnold Day, age 88, of Spruce Pine, N.C., was called to Heaven on November 7, 2020. A native of Raleigh, N.C., she was born March 12, 1932. She was preceded in passing by her parents, Fadine...Read More

Carol Maxwell

Carol Maxwell, age 67, formerly of Pineola died Saturday, November 7, 2020 at Brian Center Health & Rehab in Spruce Pine. Born on June 12, 1953 in Avery County, she was the daughter of the late William...Read More

Bessie Hughes Butler

Bessie Hughes Butler, age 89 of Swannanoa, passed away Friday, November 6th, 2020 at Mission Hospital. A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Edward and Dullie Melinda Briggs Hughes. She was...Read More

Ray Buchanan

Ray Buchanan, age 92, of Marble Mine Rd., Bakersville, NC went home to be with the Lord November 5, 2020. Ray was a native of Mitchell County, NC and was a son of the late David and...Read More

Kelcia R. Wheeler

Kelcia R. Wheeler, age 73, of Ridgeview Road in Spruce Pine, died Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine. Born on April 22, 1947 in Harrisburg, PA, she was the daughter of...Read More

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