Obituaries

JoAnn Bailey Harmon

JoAnn Bailey Harmon age 91, of Katie Lane Spruce Pine, NC went home to be with the Lord November 27, 2023. She was a native of Mitchell County, NC and a daughter of the late Clyde and...Read More

Bobby Howard Garland

Bobby Howard Garland, age 69, of Jonas Ridge went home to be with the Lord on Monday, November 27th, 2023 at his home.  A native of Avery County, he was a son of the late Howard Bobby...Read More

Alva Lee Webb Twigs

Alva Lee Webb Twigs, age 85, of Newland, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, November 27th, 2023 at The Greens of Spruce Pine. A native of Valley (Avery) County, she was a daughter of...Read More

Stuart Henry Elwood

Stuart Henry “Stu” Elwood, age 93, of Cumming, GA and Burnsville, NC passed away peacefully on November 21, 2023, at home in Cumming, Georgia. He was born on July 26, 1930, in Cortland, New York to the...Read More

Wanda Anderson Silvers

Wanda Anderson Silvers, age 75, of Swiss, went Home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 25th, 2023 at Smoky Ridge Rehabilitation and Care Center. A native of Graham County, she was a daughter of Margie...Read More

Sonya Ann Boone Byrd

Sonya Ann Boone Byrd was able to express her thankfulness directly to her Savior on November 24, 2023. Born on Lower Browns Creek in Yancey County on June 6, 1944 (D-Day), she then spent most of her...Read More

Dwight Thomas

Dwight Thomas, age 79 of Green Creek Rd, Bakersville, NC passed away November 22, 2023. He was a native of Mitchell County, NC and the son of the late Floyd and Hattie Greene Thomas. Dwight attended Little Rock Creek Baptist Church. Dwight was self employed and...Read More

Bill Pittman

Bill Pittman, age 92, of Jarrett Road in Bakersville, the Ledger community, passed away Thursday, November 23, 2023 at his home. Born on October 14, 1931 in Mitchell County, he was the son of the late Green...Read More

Margaret Ann Ollis

Margaret Ann Ollis, age 97, of U.S. 19-E South in Newland, the Beech Bottom community passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at the Green’s of Spruce Pine Born on March 30, 1926 in Avery County, she was...Read More

Ronnie “Big R” Robinson, Sr.

Ronnie “Big R” Robinson, Sr., age 76, of the Pleasant Gap Community, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 19th, 2023. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Lawrence...Read More

Shirley Janice Jones

Shirley Janice Jones – March 18, 1948 – November 20, 2023 Shirley Janice Jones (lovingly known as Nookie) age 75, of Newland, NC, went home to be with the Lord on Monday evening November 20th, 2023.  A member...Read More

John Andrew Brown

John Andrew Brown of Black Mountain, NC passed peacefully November 18, 2023 at the age of 80, with his daughter by his side holding his hand at the Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine, NC. A...Read More

Howard Lee Gunter

Howard Lee Gunter, age 91, of Beaver Creek Road in Spruce Pine, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2023 at Mitchell House in Spruce Pine. Born on March 16, 1932 in Mitchell County, he was the son of...Read More

Adrian Jerome Poore

Adrian Jerome Poore age 45 of Spruce Pine passed away Monday November 20, 2023, at the Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine. Born in Mitchell County he was a son of Rita Poore Smith and the...Read More

Marian E. Garland

Marian E. Garland, age 85, of Pound Mill Branch Road, went home to be with her Savior on November 17th, 2023.  A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late H.M. Proffitt and Rhoda...Read More

Harold David Glenn

Harold D. Glenn age 84 of Carters Ridge Road in Spruce Pine passed away Sunday November 19, 2023, at his residence. Born on July 11, 1939, he was a son of the late Rev. Lloyd and Eula...Read More

Charles W. Silvers

Charles W. Silvers, age 74, of Penland, went Home to be with the Lord on Friday, November 17th, 2023.  A native of Mitchell County, he was the youngest of twelve children to the late Lewis and Rose...Read More

Ora Mae Renfro Bailey

Ora Mae Renfro Bailey, age 89, of Conover, gained her heavenly wings on Wednesday, November 15th, 2023 at her home. A native of the Bradshaw Township in Mitchell County, she was a daughter of the late Lester...Read More

Destiny Charé Finley

Destiny Charé Finley entered into her eternal home on Thursday, November 16th, 2023 surrounded by her family and friends by her side at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital from a courageous battle with ovarian cancer.  Destiny was born...Read More

Frances Wise Woody

Frances Wise Woody, age 92, of NC 181, the Jonas Ridge community, formerly of Fairview Church Road in Spruce Pine passed away Friday, November 17, 2023 at the home of her daughter. Born on May 10, 1932...Read More

Rev. Harold G. Grindstaff

Rev. Harold G. Grindstaff, age 84, of Water Street in Bakersville, the Bandana community, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, November 17, 2023 at his home. Born on February 12, 1939 in Mitchell County,...Read More

Mandy Honeycutt

Mandy Honeycutt, age 50, of the Buladean Community, left this earthly life on Wednesday, November 15th, 2023 at Johnson City Medical Center.  A native of Mitchell County, she was a daughter of Darlene Hill of Buladean and...Read More

Mary Banks Garland

Mary Banks Garland age 78 of Hwy 226N Bakersville, NC passed away November 15, 2023. She was a native of Mitchell County, NC and a daughter of the late Glen and Mae Mosley Banks. She was previously employed with the Mitchell...Read More

Tamela Jo Gurley

Tamela Jo Gurley, age 57, of Asheville, NC, passed away peacefully, on Monday, November 13, 2023 after a courageous battle with cancer, at the Four Seasons Hospice Elizabeth House in Flat Rock, NC. Tamela was born on...Read More

Naomi Evelyn Johnson Webb

Naomi Evelyn Johnson Webb, age 95 of the Red Hill Community went home to be with the Lord November 14, 2023. She was born in Yancey County, NC to the late Trotto Truett and Phebe Ann McKinney Johnson. She was retired...Read More

David “Pete” Phillip Peterson

David “Pete” Phillip Peterson, age 84, of Green Mountain, passed away on Sunday, November 12th, 2023 at his home.  Born in Dallas, TX in 1939, he was a son of the late Allyn and Loyce Douglass Peterson. ...Read More

Burton Cecil Woody

Burton Cecil Woody, age 80, of Bakersville, NC, the Cane Creek Community, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 9th, 2023 following bypass surgery at Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC. He was a graduate of...Read More

Freddie Dewitt Reno II

Freddie Dewitt Reno II, age 75, of Bald Mountain passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2023. A native of Monroe, LA, he was a son of the late Freddie Reno I and Gloria Holtzclaw Reno. He was...Read More

Brenda Gail Murphy

Brenda Gail Murphy, age 58, of Ferguson Hill Road went Home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 11th, 2023 surrounded by her loving family. A native of Fort Gordon, GA, she was a daughter of...Read More

Peggy Hamner Egan

Peggy Hamner Egan, of Beech Mountain, North Carolina transitioned peacefully in her home on November 8, 2023. She was born on December 13, 1947 to William Bryce Hamner and Ruth Reed Hamner. Peggy excelled in academics; graduating...Read More

Clarence Hunter

On November 8, 2023 Clarence Hunter found ultimate peace by leaving this earth to walk eternally with his lord and savior Jesus Christ. Son, Brother, Dad, Grandad, Pops, Papa, Granddaddy, or simply Clarence Hunter, he was greatly...Read More

Kearney Isaac Smith

Kearney Isaac Smith of the Jacks Creek community passed away on November 9th, 2023.  Kearney grew up in Rowan County, NC on the family farm of Mack and Mardre Smith. He was the sixth of twelve children...Read More

Frances “Frankie” Westall

Frances “Frankie” Westall, age 66, of the Burnsville Community, went Home to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 9th, 2023 at her home. A native of Tampa Florida, she was a daughter of the late Nolan...Read More

Pamela Fox Donnahoo

On November 9, 2023, Pamela Fox Donnahoo, 68 of Micaville, North Carolina, slipped the surly bonds of Earth and peacefully transitioned to her Heavenly home. Pam was at home surrounded by her family. She was a beloved...Read More

Wanda Hope Whitson Tipton

Wanda Hope Whitson Tipton, age 85, of NC 226 N in the Buladean Community, went home to be with the Lord on November 8, 2023. She was a native of Mitchell County, NC, and the daughter of...Read More

Noah Garland

Noah Garland, age 27, of the Pensacola Community, went Home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 7th, 2023 at his home.  A native of Madison County, he was a son of Tammie Hensley Griffin. Noah...Read More

Kathleen Hoilman Buchanan

Kathleen Hoilman Buchanan, age 91, of Pine Branch Road in Spruce Pine went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine. Born on July 30, 1932 in...Read More

Tennie Fox English

Tennie Fox English, age 90 of Green Mountain, passed away on Saturday, November 4th, 2023, surrounded by her loving family. A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Wash and Esther Laughrun Fox....Read More

Betty Jean McKinney Bennett

Betty Jean McKinney Bennett, age 82, of the Cane Creek Community, went Home to be with the Lord on Monday, November 6th, 2023, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. A native of Mitchell County, she...Read More

Sandra ‘Sandy’ Buchanan Lance

Sandra Lee ‘Sandy’ Lance, age 80, Aretis Lane in Newland, the Roaring Creek community passed away Saturday, November 4, 2023 at Brockford Inn Assisted Living in Granite Falls. Born on May 28, 1943 in Avery County, she...Read More

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