Obituaries

Wedie Stevens Robinson

Wedie Stevens Robinson, age 64, of the Newdale Community, passed away on Thursday, January 26th, 2023 at her home. A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of Allie Gortney Stevens of Double Island and the...Read More

Robert Fred Ball

Robert Fred Ball, age 82, of Forest City, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 23, 2023. A native of Yancey County, he was the son of Bill and Mary Tilson Ball.  In addition...Read More

Rev. Kenneth Hollifield

Kenneth Wayne Hollifield, age 77, of Spruce Pine, NC passed away on Jan. 24th, 2023, in his home surrounded by his family. Ken was the son of the late Raleigh and Nadine Burnette Hollifield of Little Switzerland,...Read More

Ivan Edward Hoilman

Ivan Edward Hoilman, age 74, of the Roaring Creek Community, passed away on Monday, January 23rd, 2023 at his home. A native of Avery County, he was a son of the late Jake and Ruth Buchanan Hoilman. ...Read More

Bobby Jack McAllister

Bobby Jack McAllister, age 87, of Burnsville, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 25th, 2023 at the Yancey House. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Sleet and...Read More

Thomas “Mickey” Hilliard

Thomas “Mickey” Hilliard, age 70, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 23rd, 2023 surrounded by his loving family and friends. A native of Yancey County, he was born on December 23rd, 1952 to...Read More

Steven Lee Callahan

Steven Lee Callahan, age 44, lost his battle with depression on January 24th, 2023. He was a son of Patsy Callahan and the late Stancil Terry Callahan, Jr. Steven had a big heart and loved animals. He...Read More

Joe Silvers

On the morning of January 22, 2023, our beloved Joe Silvers of Asheville, NC passed away at the age of 85. A native of Yancey County, he was the son of the late Fred and Mae Silvers....Read More

Max Robert Potter

Max Robert Potter, age 37, of Banner Elk, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 12th, 2022. A native of Avery County, he was a son of Kay Teaster Potter and the late Max...Read More

Park W. Peterson

Park W. Peterson, age 92, of the Tipton Hill Community, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 21st, 2023 at Ballad Hospital in Johnson City, TN. A native of Mitchell County, he was the...Read More

William “Leonard” Ayers

William “Leonard” Ayers, age 92, of Burnsville, passed away Sunday, January 22, 2023 at Pardee Hospital in Hendersonville. A native of Yancey County, he was the son of the late Oscar and Pansy Ayers. In addition to...Read More

Joseph “Joe” Bell

Joseph “Joe” Bell, age 74, of Weaverville, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at his home after a short battle with cancer. Joe spent his life teaching, coaching, mentoring, speaking for Gideon’s...Read More

Allison “Big Al” Tipton

Allison “Big Al” Tipton, age 82 of the Bald Creek community passed away on Friday, January 20th, 2023 at Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC. A native of Yancey County, he was a son to the late Thomas...Read More

Harold Gene Nanney

Harold Gene Nanney, age 70, of the Georges Fork Community, went home to be with the Lord on January 20, 2023 at Smoky Ridge Health and Rehabilitation after a brief illness. A native of Mitchell County, he...Read More

Florence Hughes Gouge

Florence Hughes Gouge, age 86, of Burnsville, went home to be with her Lord on January 3rd, 2023, at Fairfax Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Fairfax, Virginia. A native of Pigeon Roost, Green Mountain, NC.  She lived for...Read More

George Harold Hyatt, Jr.

George Harold Hyatt, Jr., age 74. of Cane River, went to be with Jesus on Wednesday, January 18th, 2023 at his home.  A native of Buncombe County, he was a son of the late George Harold Hyatt,...Read More

Maxi Gouge Buchanan

Maxi Gouge Buchanan, age 88, of Burnsville, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 18th, 2023 at her home.  A native of Mitchell County, she was a daughter of the late W.O. and Fearol Woody Gouge.  She was...Read More

Faye Duncan Caudle

Faye Duncan Caudle, age 84, of Concord, NC, formerly of the Ledger community in Bakersville, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at Five Oaks Nursing Home in Concord. Born on February 21, 1938 in Mitchell County, she...Read More

George Becker Biddix

George Becker Biddix age 68 of Biddix Farm Road in Spruce Pine went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday January 18, 2023, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Mitchell County he was a son...Read More

Pamela Jean Gouge

Pamela Jean Gouge, age 77 of Hwy 226 North Bakersville, NC passed away January 15, 2023. She was born in Marion, NC to the late Rufus and Marjorie McNeill Hall. She attended New Day House of Prayer...Read More

Dennia Hensley

Dennia Hensley, age 81, of Burnsville, went home to be with the Lord on January 10th, 2023 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital. A native of Yancey County, he was the son of the late Arvil and Naomi...Read More

Katheryn Victoria Pritchard

Katheryn Victoria Pritchard, age 81, of Avery County, went Home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 13th, 2022 at The Greens in Spruce Pine. A native of Avery County, she was the daughter of the...Read More

Dean Harrison Grant

Dean Harrison Grant entered the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, January 9, 2023. He was born on August 31, 1965, in Milledgeville, Georgia to the late James M. and Milladene (Burnham) Grant....Read More

Ronald “Ronnie” Eric Thomas

Ronald “Ronnie” Eric Thomas, age 75 of Green Mountain, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 11th, 2023. A native of Yancey County, he was the son of the late JB and Jennie Woody...Read More

Claudia McMahan Treadway

Claudia McMahan Treadway, age 47, of Burnsville, passed away Sunday, January 8th, 2023 at her home.  A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of Ronnie Dale McMahan and the late Avis Banks McMahan.  Claudia loved...Read More

Rachel Hughes Webb

Rachel Hughes Webb, age 90, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 10th, 2023 at Smokey Ridge Health and Rehabilitation. A native of Avery County, she was a daughter of the late David and...Read More

Rodney Dean Buchanan

Rodney D. Buchanan, age 49, of the Newdale Community, passed away on Saturday, January 7th, 2023 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital.  He was born in Mitchell County to Eddie and Patricia Mitchell Buchanan and lived his entire...Read More

Danny Grindstaff

Danny Grindstaff, age 62 of Snow Creek Rd, Bakersville, NC went home to be with the Lord January 8, 2023. He was a native of Mitchell County, NC and a son of the late Andrew and Dorothy...Read More

Sallie Denise (Thomas) Whitson

Sallie Denise (Thomas) Whitson, age 59, of Unicoi, passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2023, at Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Burnsville, NC, Sallie is a daughter of the late Bobby Claiborne and Martha Lylann...Read More

Hazel McGuire Forbes

Hazel McGuire Forbes, age 84, of Edison, NJ, formerly of Spruce Pine, passed away Friday, January 6, 2023 at her home. Born on October 11, 1938 in Mitchell County, she was the daughter of the late Howard...Read More

Jean Largent

Jennie Largent “Mama Jean” age 64 of Morganton passed away Sunday January 8, 2023, at the Autumn Care in Marion. Born in Burke County she was the daughter of the late Inez Largent. In addition to her...Read More

Charles Albert Hannel, Jr

Charles Albert Hannel, Jr., age 80, of Silvers Hollow Road in Spruce Pine, passed away Monday, January 9, 2023 at the Memorial Campus of Mission Hospitals in Asheville. Arrangements are incomplete.  They will be announced once they...Read More

Mary Ball Hall

Mary Ball Hall, age 87, of Spartanburg, SC, passed away Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023, at SMC – Mary Black Campus. Born March 22nd, 1935, in Yancey County, NC, she was the daughter of the late James Wesley...Read More

James Wayne Woody

James Wayne Woody of Micaville, North Carolina, passed away on Thursday, January 5th after a brief illness. Jim, as he was known to friends and family, was 82 years old. Jim was born on April 5, 1940 to Joe Andrew Woody and...Read More

Mary “Van” Evangeline Thomas

Mary “Van” Evangeline Thomas, age 83, of Burnsville, went home to be with the Lord on January 6, 2023. A native of Sugar Grove, she was the daughter of the late Luther “Bill” Jordan and Elba Cleo...Read More

Alice Kathleen Crain

Alice Kathleen Crain, age 93, of the Fox Creek Community, went home to be with the Lord on January 7, 2023. A native of Yancey County, she was the daughter of the late Back and Ida Mae...Read More

Jessica Hobart Ringwood

Jessica Hobart Ringwood, age 45, passed away peacefully on January 6th, 2023 at Mission Hospital, surrounded by people who love her. Anyone who knew Jessica loved her and will remember her smile, her infectious laughter, her joy...Read More

Vicki Peterman Tedder

Vicki Peterman Tedder, age 74, of the Bad Creek Community, was lovingly gathered into the arms of Jesus and carried Home on December 31, 2022. A native of Mitchell County, Georgia, she was the daughter of the...Read More

Howard Garland

Howard Garland, 85, went to his home in Glory on January 2, 2023 at 12:25 am. He was at home with his family surrounding him, and the love of his life by his side and his daughter...Read More

Reece Kevin Taylor

Reece Kevin Taylor, age 60 of Burnsville, went Home to be with the Lord on December 29, 2022. A native of Yancey County, he was the son of the late Reece and Mildred Beaver Taylor. In addition...Read More

Albert Roy Magnus

Albert Roy Magnus, age 95 of Spruce Pine, NC (formerly from Naperville, IL) passed away on Monday, December 19, 2022 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital. Born on December 24, 1926 in Oak Park, IL he was the...Read More

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