Obituaries

Rev. BG McMahan

Rev. BG McMahan, age 87, of Spruce Pine, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 26th, 2020 at the Mitchell House. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Burgess...Read More

Charlene Gail Chaney Cole

Charlene Gail Chaney Cole, 62, of Lotties Creek, passed away Saturday, January 25, 2020, at her home. She was preceded in death by her parents:  Bud and Lula Miller; father and mother-in-law: Troy and Norma Cole;  ...Read More

Shirley Buchanan McIntosh

Shirley Buchanan McIntosh, age 69, of Newland, passed away on Thursday, January 23rd, 2020. A native of Avery County, she was a daughter of the late Clyde and Juanita Johnson Buchanan.  Shirley was a member of Oak...Read More

James Michael Bailey

James Michael Bailey, 53, of Roland Branch, Burnsville, passed away Saturday, January 25, 2020 at his home. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of Cora Lee Fox Bailey of Burnsville and the late James...Read More

Fairy Robinson Tipton

Fairy Robinson Tipton, 87, of Bald Creek, passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at her home. A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Bis and Georgia Ray Robinson.  She was also preceded...Read More

Kay Grindstaff

Kay Grindstaff, age 51, of Spruce Pine, died Thursday, January 23, 2020 at her home. Born on June 17, 1968 in Mitchell County, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Ilene Buchanan Phillips. Kay was...Read More

Doris Ann McGee Geouge

Doris Ann McGee Geouge, age 60, of the Blue Rock Community, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 20th at Mission Hospital.  A native of Mitchell County, she was a daughter of the late...Read More

Robert “Moe” Poole

Robert “Moe” Poole, 52, of Burnsville, passed away Saturday, January 18, 2020, after a battle with cancer. A native of Baltimore, Maryland he was a son of Ida Jane Poole Hetzel of Burnsville.   He was also preceded in...Read More

Anthony Wayne Montpelier

Anthony Wayne Montpelier, age 43, passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020 from injuries sustained in an accident. Anthony was the son of the late Ricky Lee Montpelier and Gail Gregg Montpelier. He was born in Johnson City,...Read More

Stanley “Stan” Boon Daniels

Stan Daniels, age 73, of the Squirrel Creek, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 17, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family .  A native of Avery County, he was a...Read More

Genevie “Gen” Turbyfill

Genevie “Gen” Turbyfill, age 85, of the Ledger Community, Bakersville, NC passed away on Friday, January 17, 2020 at her home. She was the daughter of the late Carroll and Lillian Johnson Conley. She was also preceded...Read More

Kenny Vance

Kenny Vance, age 65, of Cranberry, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 11th, 2020 at his home surrounded by loving family and friends.  A native of Banner Elk, he was a son of...Read More

Lena Garland Greene

Lena Garland Greene, age 90 of Green Creek Rd, Bakersville, NC went home to be with the Lord January 16, 2019. She was a native of Mitchell County, NC and a daughter of the late Mack and...Read More

Minnie Louise Hoilman

Minnie Louise Hoilman, age 84, of Unicoi, TN, formerly of Bakersville passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 in the Christian Care Center of Erwin after an extended period of declining health. She was the daughter of...Read More

Jerry Arrowood

Jerry Arrowood, 75, of Weaverville, passed away at his home on Thursday, January 16, 2020, after a lengthy period of declining health. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Francis J. and...Read More

Alvin Edward Grindstaff

Alvin Edward Grindstaff, age 63 of McKinney Cove Rd., Bakersville, NC passed away January 12, 2020. He was a native of Mitchell County, NC and a previous foreman at Buck Stove Corporation. He was a member of Snow Hill Baptist Church and enjoyed working on cars, hunting,...Read More

David Walter Buchanan

David Walter Buchanan, age 72, of Fairway Lane in Spruce Pine died Thursday, December 19, 2019 at Brian Center Health & Rehab in Spruce Pine. Born on March 8, 1947 in Mitchell County, he was the son...Read More

Johnny Chrisawn

Johnny Chrisawn, age 79, of the Henson Creek Community, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 11th, 2020 at CarePartners Solace Center in Asheville.  A native of Micaville, he was a son of the...Read More

Michael Richard Allen

Michael Richard Allen, age 70, died at his home on January 6, 2020 in Mansfield, TX due to natural causes. Mike was born on December 8, 1949 in North Kingstown, RI, and was the son of the...Read More

Ken Davenport

Ken Davenport, age 80, of U.S. 19-E, the Green Valley community, died Friday, January 10, 2010 at the Mitchell House in Spruce Pine. Arrangements are incomplete at this time, but will be announced later. Words of comfort...Read More

Jean Willis

Jean Willis, 83, longtime resident of Bakersville, NC, died on January 11, 2019, in Spruce Pine, North Carolina, at the age of 83 after a period of declining health. Jean is survived by her daughter, Vicky Ayers,...Read More

Mason Carpenter

Mason Carpenter, age 91, of Stamey Branch Road in Newland went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at his home surrounded by his daughters. Born on May 4, 1928 in Burke County,...Read More

Lora Adkins

Lora Adkins, 97, formerly of Burnsville, passed away Saturday, January 11, 2020 in Chatsworth, GA.  A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Park and Rovie Honeycutt Adkins. She was also preceded in...Read More

Bill R. Riddle

Bill R. Riddle, 88, of Burnsville, passed away peacefully, Saturday, January 11, 2020, at his home following a lengthy illness.  A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Oliver and Nora Ray Riddle.  He...Read More

Charlie Eugene Briggs

Charlie Eugene Briggs, age 72, of the Cane River Community, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 9th, 2020 at his home. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of Louise Higgins...Read More

Lewis Duncan

Lewis Duncan, age 82, of Spruce Pine, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 9th, 2020 at his home. A native of Mitchell County, he was a son of the late Carroll and Jennie...Read More

Devon Geouge

Devon Geouge, age 38, of Bakersville, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 at Mission Hospital. A native of Yancey County, he was the son of Dickie and Doris McGee Geouge.  He...Read More

Bill Hensley

Bill Hensley, 90, of Burnsville, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 7th, 2020 at his home on Graceland Drive. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Charles Rexter...Read More

Tabitha Lynn Waycaster

Tabitha Lynn Waycaster, age 32, of Sweet Creek Rd, Bakersville, NC passed away January 6, 2020. She was a native of Mitchell County, NC. She was preceded in death by her father Vince Waycaster. Survivors include: her...Read More

J. C. Foxx

J. C. Foxx, 76, of Fox Creek, went home to be with the Lord Friday, January 3, 2020, at Mission Hospital. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Joe Frank and Priscilla...Read More

Roger Hughes

Roger Hughes, age 73, of Odoms Chapel Rd., Bakersville, NC went home to be with the Lord, January 3, 2020. He was a native of Mitchell County, NC and a son of the late James and Martha...Read More

Harold Dean Hoilman

Harold Dean Hoilman, 70, of Bakersville, NC passed away January 4, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. He was a son of the late Vick and Laura Wright Hoilman. He was also preceded in death by: sisters; Bonnie Forbes, Dovie...Read More

Lily Moon Miller

Lily Moon Miller, infant daughter of Joshua Miller and Isabella Mathes passed away on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at the Memorial Campus of Mission Hospitals in Asheville. Left to cherish her memories are her parents; Joshua Miller...Read More

Ernest “Bud” Benjamin Brewer, Jr

Ernest “Bud” Benjamin Brewer, Jr., age 65, of Newland, passed away on Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 at the Watauga Medical center. A native of Carter County, Tennessee, he was a son of the late Ernest Brewer Sr....Read More

Beverly June Anglin Mitchell

Beverly June Anglin Mitchell of Burnsville, North Carolina went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 3, 2020. A native of Burnsville, North Carolina, she was the daughter of Barbara June (Ayers) Anglin and the...Read More

Shannon Wall Chrisawn

Shannon Wall Chrisawn was welcomed into heaven on New Year’s Day due to injuries received in a single car accident. She was the wife of the late Dean Chrisawn. She was born on May 28, 1939 in...Read More

Emory Dean Chrisawn

Emory Dean Chrisawn passed away on New Year’s Day due to injuries received in a single car accident.  He was the husband of the late Shannon Chrisawn. Dean was born on March 30, 1938 in Celo.  He...Read More

Kameron Wayne Wilson

Kameron Wayne Wilson, age 20, of the Penland Community, passed away unexpectedly due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Wednesday, January 1st, 2020.  A native of Mitchell County, he was a son of David Randal...Read More

Robert Thomas Staubitz

Robert Thomas Staubitz, age 85, of Bakersville, NC passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 in St Joseph Hospital, Asheville, NC. He was a native of Sykesville, MD and the son of the late Wilson and Dorothy...Read More

Mary Lee Sparks

Mary Lee Sparks, age 78, of Gurley Rd, Burnsville, NC, went home to be with the Lord December 31, 2019. She was a daughter of the late John Cook Sr. and Frances Rhew Cook. She was a...Read More

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