Obituaries

Rebecca Hughes Wise

Rebecca Hughes Wise, age 71, of the Green Mountain Community, went Home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 17th, 2024 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine. A native of Roaring Creek, she was...Read More

David Henry Dayton, Sr.

David Henry Dayton, Sr., 83 years old, died peacefully at home, in Spruce Pine, NC on Friday May 17, 2024, after a 2 year struggle with many health issues which included dementia, renal failure and finally pneumonia....Read More

Edward Arthur “Eddie” Jones

Edward Arthur “Eddie” Jones, age 57, of Newland, went to his Heavenly home on Thursday, May 16th, 2024 after a short battle with cancer. A native of Avery County, he was a son of the late Joe...Read More

Jim Norris

James Andrew ‘Jim’ Norris, age 69, of Crystal Drive in Spruce Pine, the Carter’s Ridge community, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2024 at his home. Born on August 8, 1954 in Sullivan County, NH, he was the...Read More

Mary Florence McGinnis Gravitt

Mary Florence McGinnis Gravitt age 86 passed away Tuesday May 14, 2024, at the Waters of Roan Highlands Nursing Home in Roan Mountain, TN. Born in Forsyth County, GA, she was a daughter of the late Lawson...Read More

Louise Buchanan

Louise Buchanan, age 83, of Penland, died Monday, May 13, 2024. Arrangements are incomplete.  They will be announced once they have been finalized. Words of comfort may be e-mailed to the family by going to the website;...Read More

Ross Silvers

Ross Silvers, age 81, of Burnsville, entered Heaven’s gates on Monday, May 13th, 2024 at Asheville Specialty Hospital.  A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Ike and Ruby Fender Silvers.  He was...Read More

Rick P. Gougeon

Rick P. Gougeon, beloved husband, dad, papa, and Old Goat, passed away at home on May 13th, 2024 at the age of 73 after being dealt a bad hand (cancer). His bereaved include his wife of nearly...Read More

Jonathan Maurice Penland

Jonathan Maurice Penland, born September 24, 1972             -Song For Life- Written by: Rodney Crowell             Sung by: Tony Rice (Jon’s favorite musician) And somehow I’ve learned how to listen For a sound like the sun goin’...Read More

Betty May Cooper

Betty May Cooper, age 90, of Burnsville, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday May 9, 2024. A native of Jackson, Mississippi, she was the daughter of the late Daulton and Vivian May. She was...Read More

Terry Paul Green

Terry Paul Green, age 71, of Rutherfordton, went Home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 8th, 2024 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills in Forest City.  A native of Oberlin, Ohio, he was a son...Read More

Theodore R. “Ted” Burleson, Jr

Theodore Roosevelt “Ted” Burleson, Jr., 90, of Salisbury, passed away May 9, 2024 at Novant Health Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House. Born March 20, 1934 in Crossnore, NC, he was the son of the late T. R....Read More

Steve Aaron Ammons

Steve Aaron Ammons, age 42, of Green Mountain, passed away unexpectedly in Chatham County on Monday, April 29th, 2024.  A native of Lee County, he was a son of Steve Ammons and Christy Sloan Benton. Steve was...Read More

Orville Lloyd Moye

Orville Lloyd Moye, age 95, formerly of Sun City, CA, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 8th, 2024 in Green Mountain, where he came to live with John and Ann Schortinghouse due to...Read More

William “Bill” Carl Brooks Jr.

William “Bill” Carl Brooks Jr., 79, of Burnsville, NC passed away peacefully at home on May 6th, 2024, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on November 30th, 1944 in Mobile, Alabama to his parents, William Carl...Read More

Sarah Patricia Rector Vess

Sarah Patricia Rector Vess, age 86, went Home to be with the Lord on May 6, 2024, at Yancey House in Burnsville, NC. Born on June 5, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Robert Lew...Read More

Melvin Bobby Jones

Melvin Bobby Jones, 78, of Connelly Springs, passed away on Monday, May 6, 2024, at his residence after a period of declining health. Mr. Jones was born July 14, 1945, in Yancey County, a son of the...Read More

Delores Ann Chambers Patton

Delores Chambers Patton, age 76, of the Prices Creek Community, passed away on Sunday, May 5th, 2024 at her home.  A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Bertie Houston Chambers. ...Read More

Paul Dean Cooper

Paul Dean Cooper, age 75, passed away on Friday, May 3rd, 2024 at Tucker Hospice in Kannapolis, NC. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late John and Mary Ledford Cooper. He was...Read More

David Benjamin Broadway

David Benjamin Broadway, age 71, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, May 2nd, 2024. Born in Bennettsville, SC, he grew up Rockledge, FL, having many adventures on the Indian River. He was the son of...Read More

Jesse Wayne Fore

Jesse Wayne Fore, age 85, passed away on Friday, May 3rd, 2024, at his home surrounded by his loving family. A native of Madison County, he was a son of the late Holbert James and Elma Viola...Read More

Nellie Grace Silver

Nellie Grace Silver, born on September 6, 1936, passed away peacefully at her home on May 1, 2024. A native of Yancey County, she was the daughter of the late Isaac and Ruby Fender Silvers. In addition...Read More

Vernon Ernest Pike

Vernon Ernest Pike, age 87 of Little Switzerland passed away Wednesday May 1, 2024, at the Memorial Campus of Mission Hospital in Asheville. Born in Isle La Motte, Vermont, he was a son of the late Seneca...Read More

Garry Dean Edwards

Garry Dean Edwards, born on February 22, 1966, passed away peacefully on April 27, 2024, at CarePartners Solace Center in Asheville, NC. A native of Yancey County, he was the son of the late Lester and Ruby...Read More

Rebecca Jayne Carroll Mace

Rebecca Jayne Carroll Mace, age 52, of Burnsville, NC went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 29, 2024. She was born on May 25, 1971, to her late father, Herman Carroll, and mother, Elizabeth...Read More

Kimberly Lewis

Kimberly Rene Lewis passed away peacefully on April 24, 2024, surrounded by her loved ones. Born on October 6, 1962, she was the twelfth child of fourteen born to Martha Edwards Lewis and Arthur Lewis and a...Read More

Harold Dean Weatherman

Harold Dean Weatherman, age 83, of the Newdale community, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 26, 2024, at the CarePartners Hospice Solace Center in Asheville. A native of Yancey County, he was the...Read More

Sharlene Szekeresh Greasamar

Sharlene Szekeresh Greasamar, age 60, of Bakersville, North Carolina went home to be with the Lord on Saturday April, 27th. Charlene passed peacefully at home, surrounded by her loved ones. Charlene dedicated her life to serving others,...Read More

Barbara Pollard

Barbara Pollard, age 81, of Fire Tower Road in Spruce Pine, the Little Switzerland community, passed away Monday, April 29, 2024 at The Green’s of Spruce Pine. Arrangements are incomplete.  They will be announced once they have...Read More

Roger Miller

Roger Miller, age 76, of Hamburg Road in Bakersville, the Bear Creek community, passed away Friday, April 26, 2024 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine. Born on August 4, 1947 in Yancey County, he was...Read More

Stanley Ayers

Stanley Ayers, age 52, of the Green Mountain Community, went Home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 24th, 2024. A native of Green Mountain, Stanley is preceded in death by his father, Jerry Ayers and...Read More

Thelma Lee Ray Hall

Thelma Lee Ray Hall, age 86, of Burnsville, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 21st, 2024 at the Yancey House. A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late James...Read More

Edward Hampton Hasty

Edward Hampton Hasty age 86, of Red Bird Road in Spruce Pine passed away Saturday April 20, 2024, at his residence. Born in Miami, FL, he was a son of the late Wade Hampton Hasty and Katharyn...Read More

Frank Jerome “Jerry” Wilson

Frank Jerome “Jerry” Wilson, age 83, of the Pensacola Community, passed away on Saturday, April 20th, 2024 at Mission Hospital. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Frank E. and Inez Sturgill...Read More

Sandra Gail Crisp

Sandra Gail Crisp, age 68, of Burnsville, went Home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 22nd, 2024 at Mission Hospital.  A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of Mary Frances Barker Crisp and...Read More

Leo “Lindy” Riddle

Leo “Lindy” Riddle age 95 of Spruce Pine passed peacefully on the morning of April 18, 2024, He was surrounded by the loving and caring staff of The Yancey House. Lindy was the son of the late...Read More

Bonnie Thomas Benfield

Bonnie Thomas Benfield, age 75 of Thomas Road in Spruce Pine passed away Friday April 19, 2024, at the Frye Medical Center in Hickory. Born in Mitchell County, she was a daughter of the late Monroe and...Read More

Anna Lee Forbes Ledford

Anna Lee Forbes Ledford, age 80 of Bill Jones Rd., Jonesborough, TN went home to be with the Lord, April 20, 2024. She was a native of Avery County, NC and a daughter of the late Wiley...Read More

Rev. Paul Robinson

Rev. Paul Robinson, age 94, of the Seven Mile Ridge Community, went Home peacefully to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 20th, 2024, surrounded by his loving family.  His loving wife of 63 years, Louise Wyatt...Read More

Joe Burns Perry

Joe Burns Perry, beloved father, cherished Papaw, devoted son and treasured friend, departed this life to be with the Lord and Savior on Wednesday, April 17th at his home, surrounded by his family.  He was 91 years...Read More

Charles Byrd

Charles Byrd, age 83, of Davenport Road in Spruce Pine, the Altapass community, passed away Thursday, April 18, 2024 at his home. Born on July 5, 1940 in Mitchell County, he was the son of the late...Read More

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