Obituaries

Harold Westall

Harold Westall, 81, died Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at his home, in Logan, New Mexico.  He was born March 8, 1939 in Yancey County, near Burnsville, North Carolina. Harold enlisted in the Air Force in 1956 and...Read More

Edith Calloway

Edith Calloway, age 69 formerly of Newland, died Saturday, September 26, 2020 at the Memorial Campus of Mission Hospitals in Asheville. Born on May 26, 1951 in Avery County, she was the daughter of the late Joe...Read More

Richard P. Weeks

Richard P. Weeks, age 80, of Spruce Pine, NC passed away peacefully on September 19, 2020 after a long battle with Multiple Myeloma. He was surrounded by his loving family at his home in Matthews, NC. Richard...Read More

Myra Stevens Howell

Myra Stevens Howell, age 77, of the Rebels Creek Community, passed away on Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020 at Memorial Mission Hospital. A native of McDowell County, she was a daughter of the late Kip and Mildred Lingerfelt...Read More

Charles Lucas Hill

Charles Lucas Hill, age 39, of the Indian Creek Community, passed away on Monday, September 21st, 2020 at his home. A native of Yancey County, he was the son of Kenneth Hill and the late Helen Lowery...Read More

Mike David Hughes

Mike David Hughes, age 67, of Spruce Pine, died Monday, September 21, 2020 at the Brian Center of Spruce Pine. Born on August 8, 1953 in Trenton, MI, he was the son of the late Alfred and...Read More

John Richard Johnson

John Richard Johnson, age 87, of the Three Mile community, died Monday, September 21, 2020, at his home. Born on March 9, 1933, on Squirrel Creek in Frank, NC, he was the son of the late Dewey...Read More

Leonard Wayne Tipton

Leonard Wayne Tipton, age 85, of the Red Hill Community, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, September 20th, 2020 at his home. A native of Mitchell County, he was the son of  Ruby Garland Tipton of Red...Read More

Hannah Brooke Andrews

Hannah Brooke Andrews, age 24, of White Oak Rd, Bakersville, NC went home to be with the Lord September 19, 2020, following a brief illness. She was a native of Durham, NC and was a member of First Presbyterian Church...Read More

Dorothy Pate Freeman

Mrs. Dorothy Pate Freeman, a resident of Burnsville, Hickory and Thomasville throughout her lifetime, and beloved wife of the late Molt “Mo” Pate. Survived by her current husband, Jerry Freeman, went to be with our Lord, peacefully,...Read More

Shirley Wise

Shirley Wise, age 80, of Dove Hill Road in Spruce Pine, died Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at the Mitchell House in Spruce Pine. Born on December 19, 1939 in Avery County, she was the daughter of the...Read More

Jeter Robert Young

Jeter Robert Young, known to many as “J.R.”, age 86 of Burnsville, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Wednesday, September 16th, 2020. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the...Read More

Junior Blackburn

Junior Blackburn, age 86, of Duncan Drive in Bakersville, the Bear Creek community, died Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at his home. Born on July 23, 1934 in Mitchell County, he was the son of the late Arthur...Read More

Lucille Kates Griffin

Lucille Kates Griffin, age 105, of Burnsville, passed away on Monday, September 14th, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Yancey County on July 15th, 1915. Later in life Lucille was...Read More

Sandy Piercy

Sandy Piercy, age 59, of Arden, died Monday, September 14, 2020 at his home. Born on August 2, 1961 in Mitchell County, he was the son of the late Paul and Kathryn Murphy Piercy. Sandy was a...Read More

Howard Young

Howard Young, age 90, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on September 12, 2020. He is now in the arms of Jesus. He was born January 4, 1930 in Bakersville, NC. Mr. Young was preceded...Read More

Lucille Kates Griffin

Lucille Kates Griffin, age 105, of Burnsville, passed away on Monday, September 14th, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family.  She was born in Yancey County on July 15th, 1915.  Later in life Lucille was...Read More

Marie Alva McKinney

Marie Alva McKinney, age 94, of the Glen Ayer Community, Bakersville, NC passed away on Monday, September 14, 2020 at her home. She was the daughter of the late George and Carrie Ledford Cooke. Marie was a...Read More

Ruby Garland Birchfield

Ruby Garland Birchfield, age 82, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, September 14th, 2020.  A native of Mitchell County, she was a daughter of the late Merritt and Melissa Tuskie Gardner Garland.  She was...Read More

Louvella Arrowood

Louvella Arrowood, age 63, of the Buladean Community, Bakersville, NC passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 12, 2020. She was the daughter of the late Clifford and Carrie Lee Barnett Yelton. Louvella was a member of Middle...Read More

Martha Lylan Carpenter Thomas

Martha Lylan Carpenter Thomas, age 79 of Possum Trot, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 at her home. She was born August 12th, 1941 to Lemuel and Vinnie Carpenter. She was...Read More

Edd England

Edd England, age 89 of the Indian Creek community, passed away Wednesday, September 9th at his home. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Herbert and Mamie Higgins England. He was preceded...Read More

Johnny Wayne Duckett

Johnny Wayne Duckett, age 52, of Lickskillet, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 at his home. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of Mary Cox Helms of Lickskillet and the late Floyd...Read More

Randy Eugene Burleson

Randy Eugene Burleson, age 64, of Bakersville, passed away on Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 at his home. A native of Baltimore, MD, he was a son of Edith Buchanan Burleson of Bakersville and the late Chester Burleson,...Read More

Rex Daniel Gardner

Rex Daniel Gardner passed away on Saturday, September 5th, 2020. He was born and raised in Yancey County, but relocated to Morganton, North Carolina. He was the son of the late Ray Daniel Gardner and Mable Todd...Read More

Thomas James “Tom” Wolfe

Thomas James “Tom” Wolfe, age 82, of Upper Hanging Rock Road in Spruce Pine, died Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation in Spruce Pine. Born on October 14, 1937 in Campbell County, WV,...Read More

Dennis Reed Ballew

Dennis Reed Ballew, age 70, of Gilkey, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, September 6th, 2020. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Kelly and Mae McMahan Ballew. He was also preceded in...Read More

Farlin J. Thomason

Farlin J. Thomason, age 94, of the Pensacola Community, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, September 7th, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family. A native of Yancey County, she was a...Read More

Marcheta Burnette Wyatt

Marcheta Burnette Wyatt, age 70, of McKinney Mine Road in Spruce Pine, the Little Switzerland community, died Monday, September 7, 2020 at her home. Born on May 10, 1950 in Mitchell County, she was the daughter of...Read More

Verlon Stiles, Jr.

Verlon Stiles, Jr., age 54, of Amethyst Street in Spruce Pine, died Sunday, September 6, 2020. Born on October 31, 1965 in Cherokee County, NC, he was the son of the late Verlon B. Stiles, Sr. and...Read More

Kim Downer

Kim Downer, age 59, of Battle Branch Road in Bakersville, the Buladean community, died Friday, September 4, 2020. Born on February 7, 1961 in Mitchell County, he was the son of the Beatrice Buchanan Downer. In addition...Read More

Timothy ‘Tim’ Critcher

  Timothy ‘Tim’ Critcher, age 54, passed away on September 3, 2020 at U.N.C. Lenoir Health System in Kinston, NC. Tim was born on May 18, 1966 in Avery County. He was preceded in death by his...Read More

Ruth Fox Wilson

Ruth Fox Wilson, age 77, of the Jacks Creek Community, passed away on Friday, September 4th, 2020 at the home of her daughter. A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Jennings and...Read More

Eugene “Gene” Johnson

Eugene “Gene” Johnson, age 84, of the Hughes Community, passed away on Thursday, September 3rd, 2020. A native of Avery County, he was a son of the late James and Cora Franklin Johnson. He was also preceded...Read More

Joyce Burleson

Joyce Burleson, age 74, of Gouges Creek Road in Spruce Pine, died Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at the Mitchell House in Spruce Pine. Born on July 16, 1946 in Mitchell County, she was the daughter of the...Read More

Leonard F. Robinson

Leonard F. Robinson, age 86, of Seven Mile Ridge, passed away on Tuesday, September 1st, 2020 at his home. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Elmer and Nancy Smith Robinson.  Leonard...Read More

Jack Edward Staton

Jack Edward Staton, age 87, of Cane Creek Rd went home to be with the Lord, August 31, 2020. He was the son of the late Marsh and Dessie Pittman Staton and a native of Mitchell County, NC. He was...Read More

Lester M. Jenkins

Lester M. Jenkins, age 87, of White Oak Road in Burnsville, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, August 31, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family.  A native of McDowell County, he...Read More

Janell Rein

Family and friends are invited to a celebration of life service for Janell Rein that will be held at Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home in Burnsville, NC on September 3, 2020 at 1:00 pm. The burial will follow...Read More

Mary Magdalene Tipton

Mary Magdalene Tipton, age 90, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday August 27th, 2020 at the Mitchell House in Spruce Pine. A native of Yancey County, she was the daughter of the late Murphy...Read More

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