Obituaries

Dan Glenn

Dan Glenn, age 81, of Wilson Road in Bakersville died Friday, January 18, 2019 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine. Arrangements are incomplete at this time, but will be announced later. Words of comfort may...Read More

Kristie Ann Austin

Kristie Ann Austin, age 45, of Burnsville, passed away on Thursday, January 17th, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family.  A native of Buncombe County, she was a daughter of Royce and Shelia Laws Austin. ...Read More

Marion S. Baker

Marion S. Baker, age 93, of Ollis Road in Spruce Pine, died Thursday, January 17, 2019 at the Mitchell House in Spruce Pine. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time, but will be announced later by Webb...Read More

Janet “Bobbi” Banks

It’s with great sadness that the family announces that on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 Janet “Bobbi” Banks of Burnsville went to be with the Lord after an extended illness at the age of 67. She was an...Read More

Helen B. Yelton

On January 15, 2019, Helen B. Yelton entered into eternal rest to be with her Heavenly Father. She was a native of Mitchell County who truly loved raising a garden, canning, making quilts and spending time with...Read More

Linda Filce Keohane

Linda Filce Keohane, 65, of Burnsville, formerly of Woodbridge, NJ, went home Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at Smoky Ridge Rehabilitation & Care.  A native of New Jersey, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Margaret...Read More

Hoyle C. Hylemon

Hoyle C. Hylemon, 93, of Lickskillet Road, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at his home. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late John and Lena Willis...Read More

Virginia Miller

Virginia G. Miller, age 71, of Hamburg Road in Bakersville, the Bear Creek community, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at Mitchell House in Spruce Pine. Born on December 4, 1947 in...Read More

Jenell McPeters Robinson

Jenell McPeters Robinson, age 72, of Burnsville, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 13th, 2019.  A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Ray and Mary McPeters.  She was...Read More

Charles E. Carroll

Charles E. Carroll, age 85, of Sweetwater, TN, entered into eternal rest on Friday, January 11th, 2019 at Blount Memorial Hospital in Maryville, TN.  A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Crawford...Read More

Doris Carolyn Hyatt Silver

Doris Silver, 81, of Pensacola, went home to be with the Lord Monday, January 14, 2019, at her home. A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Irene Riddle Hyatt, and...Read More

James Hilliard Radcliff

James Hilliard Radcliff, 93, of Daytona Beach Shores, Florida, went home to be with the Lord January 11, 2019 at Halifax Health Hospice Center in Daytona, Florida. A native of Buncombe County, he was a son of...Read More

Zoe Ashlyn Ellis

Zoe Ashlyn Ellis blessed us with her sweet smile and simple elegance for 19 years.  As of January 11, 2019, she went to her forever home in Heaven to dance with Jesus and her Papa Charlie.  We...Read More

Wanda Bradley Melton

Wanda Bradley Melton, age 63, of Burnsville, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, January 10th 2019 at her home. A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of Annette Watts Troutman of Little Creek, the late Arnold...Read More

Nina Buchanan Stewart

Nina Buchanan Stewart, age 85 of South Hwy 226, Bakersville, NC (Ledger Community), went home to be with the Lord January 9, 2019. A native of Mitchell County, NC she was a daughter of the late Homer...Read More

John H. ‘Jack’ Alley

John Hampton (Jack) Alley went to be with his Lord and Savior on January 7th, 2019. He was born December 9th, 1929 in Sylva, NC and raised in Waynesville, NC.  He attended Oak Ridge Military Institute and...Read More

Romaine Gouge

Romaine Gouge, age 88 of NC 197, Bakersville, NC went home to be with the Lord January 7, 2019. She was a native of Mitchell County, NC and a daughter of the late Earl and Jessie Conley Freeman. She had previously...Read More

Edna Jones Padgett

Edna Jones Padgett, age 87, of Taylorsville left this world on Sunday, January 6, 2019. Edna was the daughter of the late Ragan & Minnie Carroll Jones of Spruce Pine, NC. Edna was also preceded in death...Read More

Jerome Alvin Blankenship

Jerome Alvin Blankenship, 80, of the Pensacola community, passed away Monday, January 7, 2019, at St. Josephs Hospital. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Ray and Osie Atkins Blankenship. He was...Read More

Malcom Dean Grier

Malcom Dean Grier, 63, of Burnsville, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at his home. A native of Scotland County, NC, he was a son of John Marion Grier, Jr. of Chester, SC and the late Virginia...Read More

Cary Jan Pitman

Cary Jan Pitman, age 47, of Vance Farm Road in Spruce Pine, the Halltown community, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at her home. Born on June 16, 1971 in Cleveland...Read More

Marcia Young

Marcia Young, 62, of Burnsville, passed away Monday, December 31, 2018, at Care Partners Solace Center in Asheville.  A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of Monita Roland of Beaufort, SC and the late James...Read More

Ruth Pitman Buchanan

Ruth Pitman Buchanan, age 97, of Fairway Lane in Spruce Pine died January 4, 2019 at the Mitchell House. Ruth was born on November 13, 1921 in Mitchell County, NC and was the daughter of the late...Read More

Rachel Teague Punch

Rachel Teague Punch, age 98, of Burnsville, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at Smoky Ridge Health and Rehabilitation after a brief illness. A native of Alexander County, she was the...Read More

Anna Mae Ledford

Anna Mae Ledford, 86 of the Fork Mountain Community, passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 in the Franklin Woods Hospital in Johnson City, TN. She was the daughter of the late Joshua and Ida Mae Childers....Read More

Glenn Garland

Glenn Garland, age 79, of the Indian Creek Community, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, December 31, 2018 at Madison Health and Rehabilitation. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the...Read More

Michael Garry Duncan, Sr

Michael Garry Duncan, Sr., age 79, of Newland, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 at his home. A native of Mitchell County, he was a son of the late Dennis and...Read More

Leonard Lacey Hughes

Leonard Lacey Hughes, age 80, of Roaring Creek, entered into his heavenly home Monday, December 31st, 2018   He was the son of Sid and Verna Hughes. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Josie Hughes...Read More

Unieda Burleson Robinson

Unieda Burleson Robinson, 78, of Prices Creek, passed away Thursday, January 3, 2019, at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital.  A native and lifelong resident of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late James and Tommie Lee...Read More

Joyce Cannon McIntosh

Joyce Cannon McIntosh, age 68, of the Elk Shoal Community, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 at Mission Memorial Campus.  A lifelong resident of Yancey County, she was a daughter of...Read More

Kenny Hedrick

Kenny Hedrick, age 65, of Spruce Pine, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, December 31st, 2018 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital.  A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Glen and Betty Honeycutt Hedrick. ...Read More

Judy Patton Virlnelson

Judy Patton Virnelson, age 79, of Spruce Pine, passed away on Friday, December 14, 2018 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine. Born on November 28, 1939 in Buncombe County, she was the daughter of the...Read More

Ellis Renfro

Ellis Renfro, age 93, of Green Mountain, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 30th, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Campus of Mission Hospital. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the...Read More

Arlene Mae Pentz Wickard

Arlene Mae Pentz Wickard, age 89, of Roan View Lane, Bakersville, NC passed away Saturday, December 29, 2018. She was a native of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and a daughter of the late Charles and Bessie Pentz. She was...Read More

Sharon Lynn Wilson

Sharon Lynn Wilson, 67, of the Bald Creek community, passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2018, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. A native of Yancey County she was a daughter of Ronald E. Wilson...Read More

Cecil Gillis

Cecil Gillis, 89, of Burnsville, went home to be with the Lord, Monday December 31, 2018. A native and lifelong resident of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Gay and Vaughtie Angel Gillis. He...Read More

Joanne Briscoe Smith

Joanne Briscoe Smith, age 84, of the Altapass Community, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 29th 2018 at her home. A native of Rutherford County, she was a daughter of the late M.B....Read More

Geraldine Hollifield Alexander

Geraldine Hollifield Alexander, age 71, of Kensington Road in Hendersonville, passed away on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at the John F. Keever Solace Center in Asheville. Born on April 28, 1947 in Mitchell County, she was preceded...Read More

Jo Ann Simmons

Jo Ann Simmons, 69, of  Lynn Gap Rd, Spruce Pine, NC passed away on Friday, December 28, 2018 in the Brian Center Health and Rehab. She was the daughter of the late Earl and Virgie Gurley Roberts....Read More

Elgin Theone “Lee” Canaan

Elgin Theone “Lee” Canaan, 78, of Burnsville, passed away Thursday, December 27, 2018, at his home. A native of Wisconsin, he was a son of the late Elgin and Odetta Griffin Canaan, and the husband of Brenda...Read More

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