Ashe County Obituaries – Compiled April 3, 2012

Published Friday, March 30, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Allie Walter Norris, D. April 2, 2012

Mr. Allie Walter Norris, 93, of Jefferson passed away Sunday evening, April 2, 2012 at Margate Health and Rehab.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 11:00am at Boone Family Funeral Home with Rev. John Elledge and Rev. Russell Sheets officiating. Burial will follow in the Liberty Grove Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 from 10-11am at Boone Family Funeral Home.

Mr. Norris was born in Ashe County on Friday, April 12, 1918 to the late Cleve Norris and Mollie Greene. He was a member of Liberty Grove Baptist Church. He was known for his humor and laughter.

He was preceded in death by four brothers; Howard Norris, Bruce Norris, James Norris, and Jack Norris; one sister; Ruth Crumpler.

Mr. Norris is survived by his wife Lorraine Parsons Norris; One step-son; Fred Steven Mash of North Wilkesboro; One brother; Paul Norris of Lansing; four sisters; Libby Hartzog of Millers Creek, Lucy Waugh of Millers Creek, Helen Ross of Elizabethton, TN, and Ruby Wagner of Elizabethton, TN; several nieces and nephews also survive.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Liberty Grove Baptist Church C/O Jody Brown, 3289 Liberty Grove Church Road, Fleetwood, North Carolina 28626.

Funeral Service: Wednesday, April 04, 2012 11:00 a.m. Boone Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, West Jefferson, NC

Visitation: Wednesday, April 04, 2012 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Boone Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, West Jefferson, NC

Interment: Liberty Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Fleetwood, NC

 

Maude Jeanette Harris Blevins, D. April 2, 2012

Mrs. Maude Jeanette Harris Blevins, 89, of Crumpler, NC died on Monday, April 2, 2012 at Ashe Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Blevins was born July 15, 1922 inTazwell County, VA to John and Nell Harris. Mrs. Blevins was preceded in death by her husband: Willie Bart Blevins, 3 sons: Walter Wayne Blevins,  Denford Blevins & David Benny Blevins, 1 daughter: Ola Blevins Myers, 6 sisters & 2 brothers. Mrs. Blevins lived in Harford County for 58 years.  She loved sewing, gardening and canning.  She had a very outgoing personality and loved spending time with children. Many people who knew her affectionately called her Granny.  She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Chapel and Baptist View Baptist Church in MD.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 11:00 am at Badger Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Dean Shepherd. Burial will follow in Scott-Blevins Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at Badger Funeral Home.

Mrs. Blevins is survived by:

2 Daughters: Betty Richardson and husband Jim of Crumpler, NC & Lois Blevins Knopp of Bel Air, MD; 1 Brother: Jack Harris ofAshland,VA; several grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Flowers will be appreciated, or memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

You may send and view condolences to the family through our website www.badgerfuneralhome.com.

Badger Funeral Home was entrusted with Mrs. Blevins’s arrangements.

 

Dewey Blevins Campbell, D. April 1, 2012

Mr. Dewey Blevins Campbell, 87, of West Jefferson, died on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at the Margate Health & Rehab Center in Jefferson. Mr. Campbell was born on April 14, 1924 in Ashe County, to the late John Thomas and Bessie Goodman Campbell. In addition to his parents Mr. Campbell was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Campbell, son, Jeffery Campbell, eight brothers and sisters, Lawrence Campbell, Mary Wagoner, Rex Campbell, Walter Campbell, Grover Campbell, Elmer “Spud” Campbell, Charlie Campbell and Grace Goins. Mr. Campbell served his country in the US Navy during World War II. He was a member of Friendly Grove Baptist Church where he served as choir director. He was also past choir director at West Jefferson First Baptist Church. Dewey loved music and was a faithful servant of the Lord throughout his life.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 11:00 am at the Friendly Grove Baptist Church by Rev. Wayne Osborne, Rev. Ken Morris and Rev. Michael Lea. Burial will follow in West Jefferson Cemetery with military rites.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at Badger Funeral Home Chapel.

Mr. Campbell is survived by: one son, Chris Campbell of Todd, one daughter, Joy Campbell of West Jefferson, also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to, High Country Healthcare System Hospice PO Box 421 Jefferson, NC 28640 or Friendly Grove Baptist Church, 444 Buck Mountain Road, West Jefferson, NC 28694.

You may send and view condolences to the family through our website www.badgerfuneralhome.com.

Badger Funeral Home was entrusted with Mr. Campbell’s arrangements.

 

Mary Elizabeth Sheets Absher, D. March 30, 2012

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Sheets Absher, 81, ofJefferson,NCdied on Friday, March 30, 2012, at her residence. Mrs. Absher was born on October 11, 1930 in Ashe County, NC to the late Rufus Alonzo and Sue Crepps Sheets. In addition to her parents Mrs. Absher was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Kenneth Absher, brother, Jack Sheets and sister, Clara Cobb. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. Mrs. Absher enjoyed working in her flowers, feeding the birds, canning and cooking. She loved her church family and spending time with her grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, April 1, 2012, at 3:00 pm at theFriendshipBaptistChurch. Burial will follow in Big Ridge Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Sunday, April 1, 2012, at Friendship Baptist Church.

Mrs. Absher is survived by: one daughter, Becky Absher of Jefferson, NC, one son, Joe David Coldiron of Jefferson, NC, one brother, Jerry Sheets of Jefferson, NC also surviving are 6 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Flowers will be appreciated, or memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or , American Cancer Society Relay for Life c/o Lisa Bottomley, 87 Montview DriveSparta, NC28675. You may send and view condolences to the family through our website www.badgerfuneralhome.com.

Badger Funeral Home was entrusted with Mrs. Absher’s arrangements.

 

Howard Lafhalett Johnson, D. March 29, 2012

Mr. Howard Lafhalett Johnson,92, of Lansing, died on Thursday, March 29, 2012, at the Segraves Care Center in Jefferson. Mr. Johnson was born on December 15, 1919, in the Silas Creek community of Ashe County. Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his wife, Clyde Elliott Johnson on May 20, 2011. Mr. Johnson was a member of Mt.Zion Baptist Church in Lansing.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 3:00 pm at the Mt.Zion Baptist Church by Rev. Fred Richardson, Minister Danny Miller, Rev. Joey McClure and Rev. Tommy Dollar. Burial will follow in Barr Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at Mt.Zion Baptist Church.

Mr. Johnson is survived by: sister in-law, Beulah Mae Johnson, special friends, Joe and Brenda Stansberry, Kevin and Julie Jones all of Lansing also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Flowers will be appreciated, or memorials may be made toBarrCemetery, c/o Joe Stansberry 3488 East Little Horse Creek Road, Lansing, NC 28643.

You may send and view condolences to the family through our website www.badgerfuneralhome.com.

Badger Funeral Home was entrusted with Mr. Johnson’s arrangements.

 

Listing of Ashe County Funeral Homes:

Ashelawn Memorial Chapel, Gardens & Mausoleum

3470 U.S. 221 N

P.O. Box 148

Jefferson, NC 28640

336-982-2121

www.ashelawn.com

Badger Funeral Home

300 North Main Street

P.O. Box 139

West Jefferson, NC 28694

336-246-7114

www.badgerfuneralhome.com

Boone Family Funeral Home
2005 Mount Jefferson Road

PO Box 786
West Jefferson, NC 28694
336-846-7979

http://boonefuneralhome.com

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