Obituaries

Viola Yelton Barnett McIntosh

Viola Yelton Barnett McIntosh, age 92, went home to Heaven on April 7, 2020. She was born in Mitchell County, NC on December 10, 1927 to the late George and Minnie Yelton. She is preceded in death...Read More

Donald Ray Bodford

Donald Ray Bodford of Bill Allen Branch, Burnsville, passed away Sunday, April 5, 2020, at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Ray and Mildred Curtis Bodford.  He...Read More

Katherine Hughes Moore

Katherine Hughes Moore, 93, of Stanley, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at her home. She was born in Yancey County, daughter of the late Fonze Avery Hughes and Frances Bailey...Read More

Muriel Bennett Laws

Muriel Bennett Laws, age 82, of the Booneford Community, left her worldly home to be with her Lord and Savior, on Wednesday, April 1st, 2020 at the home of her daughter. A native of Mitchell County, she...Read More

Ruby Burleson Ledford

Ruby Burleson Ledford went home to be with our Lord Jesus Christ April 02 2020. She was the daughter of Aught and Carrie Buchanan Burleson born August 13, 1922, was a native and lifelong resident of Glen Ayre, North Carolina....Read More

Carl Joe Stewart

Carl Joe Stewart was tragically taken away from us on Thursday, April 2, 2020 Born on February 2, 1944 in Swain County, he was the son of the late Melvin and Lela Pitman Stewart. He was loved...Read More

Angela Marie Gurley

Angela Marie Gurley, age 58, of Bakersville, passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine. Born on March 4, 1962 in Mitchell County, she was the daughter of Eugene Gurley...Read More

Katherine Bell Wheeler

Katherine Bell Wheeler, age 98, of Hazel Avenue, Spruce Pine, NC went home to be with the Lord, April 2, 2020. She was a native of Mitchell County and a daughter of the late Molten and Nolla Pitman Buchanan. She was a member...Read More

Florence Mae Morgan

Florence Mae Morgan, age 79, of Mills River, passed away March 30, 2020.  She was born in Barrington, NJ on March 5, 1941 to the late Nelson and Elizabeth Anna Morgan.  Florence had also lived in Burnsville...Read More

Anita Joan Chrisawn

Anita Joan Chrisawn, 73, of the Micaville community, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 30, 2020, after a battle with cancer. A native of Yancey County, she was the daughter of the late...Read More

Michael Avery Grindstaff

Michael Avery Grindstaff, age 65, of Spruce Pine died unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 A native of Mitchell County born January 13, 1955 he was the son of the late Avery and Nellie...Read More

Erma Jean Fender

Erma Jean Fender, age 80, of Burnsville, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 28th, 2020 at Mountain Ridge Health and Rehabilitation. A native of Yancey County, she was the daughter of the late...Read More

Mary “Sunny” Sedberry

Mary “Sunny” Sedberry, age 96, of Gordon Lane in Burnsville, passed away Monday morning, March 30, 2020 at her residence. Born March 21, 1924 in Moore County, North Carolina, she was a daughter of the late William...Read More

Vernon M. Riddle

Vernon M Riddle, 91, formerly of the Bolens Creek community, went to join his beloved wife of 63 years, Ena Kate Smith Riddle, where together they are Giving God Praise, March 27, 2020 in LaPlata, Maryland. A...Read More

Leon Burnett

Leon Burnett, 74, of the Concord community, finished his course here on earth at his home on Sunday, March 29, 2020. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Cecil and Louise Adams...Read More

Mickey Lucas Kiziah

Mickey Lucas Kiziah, age 66, of Hilo Drive in Conover died Saturday, March 28, 2020 at her home. Born on September 27, 1953 in Avery County, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary Lucas...Read More

Edna Griffith

Edna Griffith, age 80, of Red Hill, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 27th, 2020 at Blue Ridge Hospital. A native of Mitchell County, she was a daughter of Ruby Tipton and the...Read More

Ann Craven

Ann Craven, age 61, of Tower Road in Newland, died Friday, March 27, 2020 at her home. Due to current circumstances the family will hold Memorial Services at a later date. Words of comfort may be e-mailed...Read More

Don Duncan

Don Duncan, age 80, of Stewart Branch Road in Bakersville, went home to meet his Lord on Friday, March 27, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. Born on March 6, 1940 in Mitchell County, he...Read More

Marquerite Barksdale

Marquerite Barksdale, age 99, of Spruce Pine died on Friday, March 27, 2020 at the Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation of Spruce Pine. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time, but will be announced later by Webb...Read More

Ruthie Morrow

Ruthie Morrow, age 51, of Candler, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 at Haywood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A native of Buncombe County, she was a daughter of Evelyn Bradford Morrow...Read More

Benna Robinson Davenport

Benna Robinson Davenport 68, of the Newdale community departed this life Tuesday March 24, 2020 and went to her eternal home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Benna was born in Yancey County on...Read More

Elizabeth Hilliard Wyatt

Elizabeth Hilliard Wyatt, 87, of Micaville, went home to be with the Lord, Monday, March 23, 2020. A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Herbert and Ruby Hall Hilliard.  She was also...Read More

Joanne Phillips Hoilman McFalls

Joanne Phillips Hoilman McFalls, age 59 of Cane Creek Rd., Bakersville, NC passed away March 23, 2020. She was a native of Mitchell County, NC and the daughter of the late Ernest and Mary Ann Hoilman Phillips....Read More

Edna Hoyle

Edna Hoyle, age 93, of Earl’s Repair Shop Road in Spruce Pine, went home to be with Jesus on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine. Born on August 31, 1926 in...Read More

Ruby Jean Warrick

Ruby Jean Warrick, 84, passed away Friday, March 20, 2020, at Yancey House Assisted Living. A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Lundy and Vestal Hughes Warrick.  In addition to her mother...Read More

Bobby Leon Helton

Bobby Leon Helton, age 79, of the Jonas Ridge Community, went home to be with the Lord unexpectedly after a brief illness on Thursday, March 19th, 2020 at Watauga Medical Center surrounded by his family.  A native...Read More

Hilma Burleson Daniels

Hilma Burleson Daniels, age 92, of the Hughes Community, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 18th, 2020. A native of Erwin, TN but lived most of her life  in Avery County, she was...Read More

Jim Gouge

Jim Gouge, age 83, a resident of Spruce Pine, died Wednesday, March 18, 2019 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine after a two year battle with various health issues. He was born in Spruce Pine,...Read More

Nell Stevens Ledford

Nell Stevens Ledford, age 89, of Burnsville, NC passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at her home. A native of Mitchell County, she was the daughter of the late Jess and Clarissa Stevens. In addition to...Read More

Susan Dellinger Kearns

Susan Dellinger Kearns, age 57 of Dockside Drive, Orlando Florida passed away March 12, 2020. She was a native of Shelby, NC and employed as a payroll clerk.  Susan was the daughter of the late Stephen Wayne...Read More

Frances Nelle Hobson Willis

Frances Nelle Hobson Willis, age 77, of Penland, died Sunday, March 15, 2020 at Burke Hospice and Palliative Care in Valdese. Born on July 2, 1942 in Mitchell County, she was the daughter of the late Arthur...Read More

Vilas Jean Whitson

Vilas Jean Whitson, age 67, of Burnsville, NC passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family. She was the daughter of the late Bill and Pearl Buchanan Hall. She loved her...Read More

Gudger  Hensley

Gudger Hensley, age 89, of the Pensacola area, went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, March 11th, 2020 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital surrounded by his family. A native of Yancey County, he was a...Read More

Jearldine Ward Tipton

Jearldine Ward Tipton, age 66, of the Jacks Creek Community, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 at her home. A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late...Read More

Doyce Gilyard McClure

Doyce Gilyard McClure, 39 and holding, of Burnsville, went to his heavenly home on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at his home.  Born in Transylvania County and raised in Swannanoa, he was a son of the late R....Read More

Jerry Emory Shepheard

Jerry Emory Shepheard, age 66, of Sean Drive, Spruce Pine, NC passed away March 9, 2020 at his home. He was a son of the late Earl and Edrus Austin Shepheard. He was previously employed with Feldspar Corporation. He attended Sullins Branch Baptist Church and loved fishing. Survivors...Read More

Irene Briggs Banks

Irene Briggs Banks went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 on her 92nd birthday surrounded by her loving family.  A native of Madison County, she was a daughter of the late Frank...Read More

Glen Barnett

Glen Barnett, age 76 of Fiddlers Branch Rd., Hampton, TN passed away March 10, 2020. He was a native of Mitchell County, NC and a son of the late Garther and Gertrude Hughes Barnett. He was retired as a truck driver for...Read More

Donna Jean Dreyer

Donna Jean Dreyer, age 88, slipped away in the early morning hours of March 5 at Yancey House in Burnsville.  She leaves behind her a legacy of service, family and friendship. She was born Donna Jean Cook...Read More

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