Obituaries

Burl Miller Austin

Burl Miller Austin was born July 2, 1939 to Pauline Ledford Austin and Roy Austin.  He passed on to his Heavenly home Saturday morning April 17, 2021.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death...Read More

Ted Lee Cannon

Ted Lee Cannon, age 79, of Jonesborough, TN, formerly of Yancey County, NC passed away on Saturday, April 17th, 2021 at his home. He was the son of the late Charlie and Lula Bradford Cannon. He was...Read More

Jake Henson

Jake Henson, age 93 of Burnsville, passed away Tuesday, January 26th, 2021 at his home. A native of Madison County, he was a son of the late Oscar and Zonia Bowditch Henson. He was also preceded in death...Read More

Hobart Biddix

Hobart Biddix, age 74, of Altapass Road in Spruce Pine, passed away on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at B & L Homecare in Bakersville. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.  They will be announced once they have...Read More

Charlene Hopson Hensley

Charlene Hopson Hensley, age 85, of the Bald Mountain Community, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 16th, 2021 at her home.  A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late...Read More

Damon Silvers

Damon Silvers, age 58 of Burnsville, passed away Thursday, April 15, 2021 at Mission Hospital in Asheville. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of SW and Mildred Berry Silvers. Surviving is his wife of...Read More

Tania Danielle Shepherd

Tania Danielle Shepherd, age 37, of Alexander, (Buncombe County, NC), passed away unexpectedly on April 10, 2021. A native of Buncombe County, she was the daughter of Marilyn Davis Barry and the late Dennis John Shepherd. She...Read More

Janet Lee Ester

Janet Lee Ester, aged 84, of Burnsville, NC and formerly of Towson, MD passed away on April 15, 2021. Born in Nampa, Idaho, Janet grew up in Pasadena, CA the daughter of a Nazarene preacher and his...Read More

Billy Weatherman

Billy Weatherman, age 94, of Prison Camp Road in Newland, the Three Mile community, passed away Friday, April 16, 2021 at Brian Center Health & Rehabilitation in Spruce Pine. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.  They will...Read More

Ray Elkins

Ray Elkins, age 52, of Marion, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 13th, 2021 at his home. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of Katherine Biggs Elkins Norton and the late Roscoe Elkins.  He...Read More

Judith vonRosen Carson

Judith vonRosen Carson, aged 81, of Little Switzerland, passed away on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at home with her husband by her side. Born on July 4, 1939 in Oakland County, MI, she was the daughter of...Read More

Dean Pitman

Dean Pitman, age 76, of Frontier Pine Lane in Spruce Pine, passed away Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at Care Partners Solace Center in Asheville. Born on October 20, 1944 in Caldwell County, he was the son of...Read More

Frank Michael Wyatt

Frank Michael Wyatt, died Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Mission Hospital in Asheville after a courageous battle with COVID. He was 70. Frank was native of Yancey County and a graduate of East Yancey High School. He...Read More

Andy Phillip Hylemon

Andy Phillip Hylemon, age 89, of Burnsville, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 8th, 2021 at Smoky Ridge Health and Rehabilitation. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late...Read More

Kurt Douglas Hodgin

Kurt Douglas Hodgin, age 42, of Burnsville, went home to be with the Lord on April 8th, 2021 at his home. A native of Martinsburg, WV, he was the son of Edna Johnson and the late Steven...Read More

Rene Freeman Owens

Rene Freeman Owens, age 52 of Burnsville, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 at Care Partners Solace Center in Asheville. A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the...Read More

Pansy Byrd

Pansy Byrd, age 89 of Burnsville, passed away Tuesday, April 6th, 2021 at Smoky Ridge Health & Rehabilitation. A native of Yancey County, she was the daughter of the late George and Ida Phillips Byrd. She was also...Read More

Fred Ray Self

Fred Ray Self, age 83, of Charlotte, NC, passed away on Monday, April 5, 2021 at the Huntersville Health & Rehabilitation Center in Huntersville, NC. Born on December 27, 1937 in Mitchell County, he was the son...Read More

Roland McClellan, Jr

Roland McClellan, Jr., age 70, of Mullin Hill Road in Spruce Pine, passed away on Monday, April 5, 2021 at the Memorial Campus of Mission Hospitals in Asheville. Born on March 24, 1951 in Avery County, he...Read More

Noah Barnett

Noah Barnett, age 63, of Johnson City, TN formerly of Green Mountain, NC went home to be with the Lord April 3, 2021 after a brief battle with cancer. He was a native of Mitchell County, NC and a son of the late...Read More

Priscilla Adkins Honeycutt

Priscilla Adkins Honeycutt, age 63, of Green Mountain, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 4th, 2021 at Mission Hospital.  A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Edward and...Read More

Rhonda Hensley Thomas

Rhonda Hensley Thomas, age 60, of the Jacks Creek Community, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 29th, 2021 at her home unexpectedly. A native of Yancey County, she was the daughter of the...Read More

Gerald Dean Pittman

Gerald Dean Pittman was born in the Ledger area of Mitchell County, NC, on September 28th, 1947.  He was the son of the late Weldon and Nell Stewart Pittman. He was a US Army Veteran and a...Read More

Lucille Hall Allen

Lucille Hall Allen, age 97, of Spruce Pine, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 at her home.  A native of Mitchell County, she was a daughter of the late Harley and...Read More

John R. Oscarson

John R. Oscarson, age 71, of Burnsville (Yancey County, NC), departed this mortal coil on Tuesday, March 30th, 2021. Jack was born on April 20th, 1949 in New London, CT to Mildred Mary Chandler Oscarson and James...Read More

Kathleen Wyatt Thompson

Kathleen Wyatt Thompson, age 84, of Burnsville, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was a daughter of the late Arvil and Belvie...Read More

Jennie Ruth Grindstaff-Taylor (nee Bates)

Jennie Ruth Grindstaff-Taylor (nee Bates) was born in Aiken, South Carolina on February 5, 1934. She was the only child of George Frampton and Emma Belle (nee Weeks) Bates. She passed away on March 29, 2021 at...Read More

Terry Dale Jamerson

Terry Dale Jamerson, age 64 of Beaver Lane Bakersville, NC went home to be with the Lord, March 28, 2021. He was the son of the late Harold and Julie Miller Jamerson and a native of Mitchell County, NC. He was a...Read More

Rhonda Hensley Thomas

Rhonda Hensley Thomas, age 60, of the Jacks Creek Community, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 29th, 2021 at her home unexpectedly.  A native of Yancey County, she was the daughter of the...Read More

James Dean Stiles

James Dean Stiles, age 82, of Burnsville passed away after a long illness on Sunday, March 28th, 2021 at the Brian Center of Weaverville. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Utah...Read More

Theresa Arnita Harrison

Theresa Arnita Harrison, age 81, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, March 27th, 2021 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. A native of Jones County, NC, she was a daughter...Read More

Jennie Grindstaff Taylor

Jennie Grindstaff Taylor, age 87, of Broadwater Way in Spruce Pine, passed away Monday, March 29, 2021. Arrangements are incomplete at this time, but will be announced later once they have been completed. Words of comfort may...Read More

JoAnn Allen Phillips

JoAnn Allen Phillips, age 63, formerly of Burnsville, passed away Friday, March 26th, 2021 at Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Madge Tipton Allen. She...Read More

Sally Laws Ray

  Sally Laws Ray, 74, of Micaville, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 25th, 2021 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Sally was a loving mother, grandmother and friend to all...Read More

James Edgard Danaher

James Edgard Danaher, age 73, of Burnsville passed away on Wednesday, March 24th, 2021. A native of Indiana, he was a son of the late James and Alice Mack Danaher. He is preceded in death by a...Read More

Faith Hefner

Faith Hefner, age 89, of Hefner Road in Spruce Pine, passed away on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at the Mitchell House in Spruce Pine. Born on April 28, 1931 in Unicoi County, TN, she was the daughter...Read More

Bobby John Hoilman

Bobby John Hoilman, age 60, of the Pensacola Community, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021 at his home. A native of Wilmington, DE, he was a son of Robert “Rob” Hoilman...Read More

Linda Peterson Cox

Linda Peterson Cox, age 72 of Burnsville, entered into Heaven’s rest on Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the...Read More

Dixie Hogan Hollifield

Dixie Hogan Hollifield, age 92, of Dale Road in Spruce Pine transitioned from this world peacefully at her home on March 23, 2021. Born on May 15, 1928, she was the daughter of Vera Hogan. Dixie was...Read More

Joseph Clayton ‘Joe’ Pittman

Joseph Clayton ‘Joe’ Pittman, age 83, of Biggerstaff Road in Spruce Pine, went home to be with the Lord surrounded by his family on March 22, 2021. Born on February 7, 1938 in Mitchell County, he was...Read More

Maryan Elizabeth Richardson Holt

Maryan Elizabeth Richardson Holt, age 84 of Burnsville, passed away Saturday, March 20, 2021 in Burgaw, North Carolina. A native of Valdosta, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Anna Wesick Richardson. She was...Read More

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