Obituaries

Troy Peterson

Troy Peterson, 76, of Green Mountain, NC passed away on Thursday, November 14, 2019 after a period of declining health. He was the son of the late Manuel and Jennie Bennett Peterson. In addition to his parents,...Read More

John Francis Eichorn

John Francis Eichorn, JD, passed away on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. A native of Newton, Massachusetts, he was the eldest son of the late Dr. John Rahl and Frances M. Kaiser Eichorn. John held an undergraduate degree...Read More

Ed Dean McKinney

Ed Dean McKinney of East Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Born 4/6/1952 to the late Howard James McKinney and Gladys Canipe McKinney of Rock House Creek Road, Spruce Pine,NC.  Died 10/13/2019 from Dementia at Battle Ground VA Hospital in...Read More

Fred Cook

Fred Cook, age 58, of Green Park Lane in Spruce Pine, died Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at his home. Born on September 14, 1961 in Yancey County, he was the son of the late Fred William Cook,...Read More

Hattie Holder

Hattie Holder, age 96, went to her heavenly father in the early morning hours of November 7, 2019 at Duke Hospital in Durham, NC. Hattie was born in Cane Creek community of Bakersville, NC; and she was...Read More

Etta Whitson Buchanan

Etta Whitson Buchanan, age 87, of Snow Hill Rd, Bakersville, NC went home to be with the Lord, November 13, 2019. She was a native of Mitchell County, NC and a daughter of the late Sam and Nervie...Read More

Glenda Ruth King

Glenda Ruth King, age 76, of Rutherfordton, died Monday, November 11, 2019, at her home. She was the daughter of the late Eugene Harrison and the late Viola Jane Self Harrison. Glenda was a native of Yancey...Read More

Floyd Isom

Floyd Isom, age 83, died Monday, November 11, 2019 at Mission Hospital in Asheville. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time, but will be announced later by Webb Funeral Home. Words of comfort may be e-mailed to...Read More

Leon Nickson Hughes

Leon Hughes, 57, of Burnsville, passed away Saturday, November 9, 2019, at his home following a lengthy illness. He was born in Tallahassee, FL and spent his early years in Gainesville, FL, later moving to Live Oak,...Read More

James Davis

James Davis, age 88, of Mars Hill passed away on Sunday, November 10th, 2019 at Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation. A native of Mitchell County, he was a son of the late Ed and Dolly Honeycutt Davis. ...Read More

Jimmy “Jim” Smith

Jimmy “Jim” Smith, 83, of Burnsville, passed away Friday, November 8, 2019, at Mission Hospitals Memorial Campus. A native of Fremont, Ohio, he was the son of the late Ralph and Lillian Claar Smith.  Jim was preceded...Read More

Carroll Miller

Carroll Miller, age 71, of Burnsville, passed away on Sunday, November 10th, 2018 at Smoky Ridge Health and Rehabilitation. A native of Mitchell County, he was a son of the late Harvey and Viola Cochran Miller.  He...Read More

Keith “Critter” Wilson

Keith “Critter” Wilson, 43, of Spruce Pine, passed away Saturday November 9, 2019 at his home.  A native of Mitchell County, he was a son of Jerelean Robinson Wilson of Spruce Pine and the late Ray Wilson.  He...Read More

Lee Bennett

Lee Bennett, age 96, of Bailey Settlement, Green Mountain, NC, passed away November 7th at his home. He was a son of the late Samuel and Nettie Edwards Bennett. Lee was self employed as a farmer and...Read More

Ralph Franklin Forbes

Ralph Franklin Forbes, age 77, of Mulberry Lane, Bakersville, NC passed away November 6, 2019. He was born in Carter County, TN to the late Earl and Etta Hoilman Forbes. He was self employed as a farmer. Ralph was a member of Rockdale Baptist Church....Read More

Charles “Pete” Hensley

Charles “Pete” Hensley, 74, of Burnsville, passed away Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at Smoky Ridge Health and Rehabilitation. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Frank and Vivian McIntosh Hensley. He was...Read More

Velma Young Grindstaff

Velma Young Grindstaff, age 94, of Minneapolis went home to be at rest on Thursday, November 7th, 2019 at Cannon Memorial Hospital. A native of Avery County, she was a daughter of the late Dudley “Dud” and...Read More

Lloyd Thomas McKinney

Lloyd Thomas McKinney, age 76, of Deer Park Rd, Spruce Pine, NC, went home to be with the Lord, November 4, 2019. He was a native of Mitchell County, NC and a son of the late Herbert...Read More

Cecil Eugene “Gene” Higgins

Cecil Eugene “Gene” Higgins, 78, of Burnsville, passed away Sunday, November 3, 2019. A native of Yancey County, he was the son of the late Cecil Higgins and Chloe Banks Beiers.  He was also preceded in death...Read More

Thomas Gene Fender

Thomas Gene Fender, 79, of Fairview, passed away Saturday, November 2, 2019, at Mission Hospitals Memorial Campus. A native of Yancey County, he was the son of the late Rufus and Dessie Ball Fender. Thomas was a...Read More

Virginia Carpenter McClellan

Virginia McClellan, 92, died peacefully at her home in Altamont during the early morning hours of Sunday, November 3, 2019. Raised on Buck Hill, her parents were Goldman and Sadie Johnson Carpenter. She is preceded in death...Read More

Jerry Winchell

Jerry Winchell, age 62, of Burnsville, passed away on Thursday, October 30th, 2019 at his home.  A native of Oak Park, Illinois he was a son of the late Howard and Doris Troteior Winchell.  Jerry enjoyed traveling,...Read More

William Ira “Bill” Young

William Ira “Bill” Young, 78, of Burnsville, passed away from congestive heart failure at his home on Wednesday, October 30, 2019.  A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Ira Terrill and Grace...Read More

Arthur “Gerry” Dover

Arthur “Gerry” Dover, 59, of Burnsville, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at the Spruce Pine Brian Center after a period of declining health.   A native of Yancey County, he was a son of Annie Buchanan Dover...Read More

Jerry Ledford

Jerry Ledford, age 60, died Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at Mission Hospital in Asheville. No Services are planned. Words of comfort may be e-mailed to the family by going to the website; webbfh.com, selecting Mr. Ledford’s name...Read More

William “Shorty” Hensley

William “Shorty” Hensley, 34, of the Bald Mountain Community, passed away Sunday, October 27, 2019, at Mission Hospitals Memorial Campus.  A native of Yancey County, he was a son of Dennia and Grace Wheeler Hensley.  Shorty was...Read More

Edward E. Hall

Edward E. Hall, 86, passed away Sunday, October 27, 2019 at John F. Keever Solace Center.  He is the son of the late Ottis and Letha Hensley Hall. In addition to his parents he is preceded in...Read More

Essie Woody Murdock

Essie Woody Murdock, age 84, formerly of the Bear Creek community in Bakersville, went home to be with her Lord, Sunday, October 27, 2019 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem. Born on September 18,...Read More

Irene Tipton Peterson

Irene Tipton Peterson, age 89, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, October 27th, 2019.  A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Euphrates and Texa Tipton.  She was also...Read More

Jack Cantrell

Jack Cantrell, age 80, of Big Horse Creek, passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at his home.  A native of Avery County, he was a son of the late Cleophas and Mattie Wright Cantrell.  He was...Read More

Beulah Briggs Thomas Carroll

Bula Thomas Carroll, 84, of Weaverville, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, October 24, 2019, at Mission Health. A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Jay and Mary Cooper Briggs.  She was also preceded...Read More

Cornell “Connie” Tipton Taylor

Cornell “Connie” Tipton Taylor, 75, of Spruce Pine, passed away Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at her residence. She was born in Spruce Pine to the late William Carl Tipton and Ethel Marie McFalls Tipton, and she was...Read More

Mildred Austin

Mildred Austin, age 87, of the Indian Creek Community, went to her Heavenly home on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, at Memorial Mission Hospital. A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Mack and...Read More

Barbara Lee Silver Fox

Barbara Lee Silver Fox, 82, of Burnsville, went home to be with the Lord Monday, October 21, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. A native of Yancey County, she was the daughter of the late Shelby and...Read More

Richard Eng

Richard Eng, age 74, of Spruce Pine, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 19th, 2019 at James H. Quillen VA Medical Center after an admirable battle with cancer due to Agent Orange. A...Read More

Jennifer Ann Hoilman

Jennifer Ann Hoilman, age 47, of Stewart Road in Bakersville, died Sunday, October 20, 2019 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine. Born on August 12, 1972 in Mitchell County, she was the daughter of Eddie...Read More

Lee Ella Burleson

Lee Ella Burleson, age 78, of Old Cane Creek Mountain Rd., Newland, NC passed away October 20, 2019. She was a homemaker and a native of Mitchell County, NC. She was a member of Henson Creek Baptist Church. Survivors include: special cousins; Mike Hylemon, of Newland, NC, Allen...Read More

Betty H. McKinney

Betty H. McKinney, age 88, died Friday, October 18, 2019 at the John F. Keever Solace Center in Asheville. Born on September 17, 1931 in Yancey County, she was the daughter of the late Fred Johnson Howell...Read More

Donna Thomas

Donna Thomas, 48, passed away Thursday, October 17, 2019, at her home.  Formerly of Harrisburg, NC, she had been a resident of Yancey County for the past 25 years.  She was preceded in death by her grandparents:...Read More

Robert Joseph Clemons

Robert Joseph Clemons, age 32, of Northside Drive, Bakersville, NC, lost his courageous battle with cancer, October 18, 2019. He was born in Asheville, NC to Robert Eugene and Rebecca Garland Clemons who survive. He was of...Read More

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