Ashe County Obituaries – Compiled Aug. 22, 2012

Published Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Ashe County Obituaries – Compiled Aug. 22, 2012

Avery Lee Winebarger

Avery Lee Winebarger, D. Aug. 21, 2012
Mr. Avery Lee Winebarger, age 75, of Creston, NC died on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at his home. Mr. Winebarger was born on April 9, 1937 in Ashe County, NC to the late Conley and Alma Allen Winebarger. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Enoch Winebarger. Mr. Winebarger ‘s family would like to thank all the friends who called on the family during his illness, especially Pine Mountain Baptist Church for all their prayers and support.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 1:00 pm at the Pine Mountain Baptist Church by Rev. Tommy Wurth. Burial will follow in the Jones Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at Pine Mountain Baptist Church.

Mr. Winebarger is survived by: his wife, Shirley Ann Vanover Winebarger; one daughter, Brenda Bare and husband Steve, of Jefferson, NC; four brothers, Marty Winebarger, Roy Lee Winebarger and Marion Winebarger, all of Creston, NC and J.C. Winebarger of Jefferson, NC; one sister, Chrissy Lewis of Jefferson, NC; one grandson Christopher Steven Bare; also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family, c/o Shirley Winebarger, 1115 Pine Mountain Road, Creston, NC 28615.

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

Ashelawn Memorial Chapel & Gardens was entrusted with Mr. Winebarger’s arrangements.

 

Judy Pennington Miller

Judy Miller, D. Aug. 18, 2012
Mrs. Judy Carolyn Pennington Crawford Miller, age 64, of Jefferson, died Saturday, August 18, 2012 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 3:00pm at Boone Family Funeral Home with Rev. Keith Casey officiating. Entombment will follow in the Ashelawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

The family will receive friends at the home of Marie Pennington, 126 Valley Drive, Jefferson, NC 28640.

Mrs. Miller was born in Raleigh, North Carolina on Saturday October 4, 1947 to Marie Eldreth and to the late John Mack Pennington.

She is preceded in death by her husband; Stewart Miller; and first husband; Fred Crawford.

She is survived by her son; Rev. John Crawford and wife Sandee of Jefferson; mother; Marie Pennington of Jefferson; special friends; Earl “Brownie” Hodges of West Jefferson, Frankie Treadway of Jefferson, Frankie Farrington of Jefferson, Patricia Morgan of West Jefferson, Linda Goss of Jefferson, Wanda Simmons of Fleetwood, Danny and Barbara Hodges of Todd, Dane and Sherri Hodges of West Jefferson, Paul and Fredia Hardy of West Jefferson, and Janice Pennington and Dwayne of West Jefferson.

Memorials may be made to the family, C/O Boone Family Funeral Home, PO Box 786, West Jefferson, NC 28694.

Johnny Hartsoe, D. Aug. 15, 2012
Mr. Johnny Hartsoe age 61, of Mouth Of Wilson, VA died Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at Twin County Regional Hospital in Galax, VA. Mr. Hartsoe was born on September 29, 1950 in Ashe County, NC to Ambrose Quincey “A. Q.”and Virginia Church Hartsoe Roten. Mr. Hartsoe was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Peggy Woods and brother, Tommy Hartsoe. Mr. Hartsoe worked for 30 years with the NCDOT bridge crew. He loved his horses, his dogs and playing with his grandchildren. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, August 19, 2012 at 10:00 am at the Badger Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Jim Greer. Burial will follow in Staggs Creek Community Cemetery with military rites. The family will receive friends from 9:00 am to 10:00 am on Sunday, prior to the service.

Mr. Hartsoe is survived by:

his fiancee: Dana Kilby

2 sisters: Sue Miller & Bonnie Black both of Warrensville

3 step-grandchildren: Hunter Thomas, Landon Loggins & Garrett Loggins

several nieces and nephews.

Flowers will be appreciated, or memorials may be made to Staggs Creek Community Cemetery Fund, c/o Janice Elliott, 380 Hartsoe Rd., Warrensville, NC 28693.

The family will be meeting at the home of Bonnie Black, 1491 Teaberry Rd. in Warrensville.

You may send and view condolences to the family at www.badgerfuneralhome.com.

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

Luther Charles Russell

Luther Charles “L. C.” Russell, D. Aug. 14, 2012
Mr. Luther Charles Russell, better known as L. C. age 68, of West Jefferson, NC received his angel wings Tuesday, August 14, 2012 when God called him home from Watauga Medical Center. L. C. was born February 18, 1944 in Ashe County to Luther & Daisy Black Russell. L. C. was preceded in death by his parents and one special granddaughter, “Miss Mandy”, Miranda Cherie Russell. L. C. was an avid house painter and has worked and was well respected all over Ashe County. He was also a diehard Tarheel fan. He attended Mt. Patty Church.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 10:30 am at the Badger Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Tim Roten & Rev. Randy Peters. Burial will follow in Claude Mash Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, August 17, 2012 at Badger Funeral Home.

Mr. Russell is survived by:

His wife and eternal soul mate of 49 years, Carol Jean Russell

1 son: Bobby Russell and wife Melanie of Hickory, NC

3 daughters: Carolyn Bennett of Crumpler, Tracy Bare and husband Tim of West Jefferson, Candace “Charlie” Roten and husband Mike also of West Jefferson

2 brothers: Donald Russell of West Jefferson & Tommy Russell and wife Cindy of Wilkesboro

1 sister: Teresa Shepherd and husband Tom of N. Wilkesboro

1 special dog: “Nacho”

4 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the family, c/o Badger Funeral Home, PO Box 139 West Jefferson, NC 28694.

You may send and view condolences to the family at www.badgerfuneralhome.com.

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

View video tribute: http://videos.lifetributes.com/327459

Robert Hugh Eller

Robert Hugh Eller, D. Aug. 15, 2012
Mr. Robert Hugh Eller, better known as “Bob”, age 90, of Creston, NC died on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at Watauga Medical Center in Boone, NC. Mr. Eller was born on August 22, 1921 in Ashe County, NC to the late William Guy and Bessy Little Eller. In addition to his parents, Mr. Eller was also preceded in death by his wife, Earleen Rash Eller, a brother Kelly Eller, sisters Ruth Farmer and Frances Goodman, and a son-in-law Douglas Allen. Mr. Eller worked as a logger. He was a member of Three Top Baptist Church. Mr. Eller dearly loved his family.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 2:00 pm at Ashelawn Memorial Chapel by Rev. Ronda Rash and Rev. Ken Holmes. Burial will follow in Ashelawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Saturday, August 18, 2012 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm prior to the funeral service at Ashelawn.

Mr. Eller is survived by: Son – Jerry Eller and wife Jeannette, of Todd, NC; Son – Jim Eller and wife Debra, of Creston, NC; Daughter – Margaret Allen of Creston, NC; Daughter – Kathy Smith and husband Larry, of Creston, NC; Brother – Billy C. Eller of Creston, NC; Brother – Jay Eller of Statesville, NC; also surviving are five grandchildren – Melissa Eller Rash, Tony Eller, Michael Reece, Chad Smith, and Jason Eller; eleven great grandchildren – Chris, Austin and Courtney Rash; Tyler, Abby and Summer Eller; Amberlynn and Shelby Reece; Sawyer and Peyton Eller and Casey Ham; one great-great grandchild – Bladen Rash; and several nieces and nephews.

Flowers will be appreciated, or memorials may be made to the Three Top Baptist Church.

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

Ashelawn Memorial Chapel & Gardens was entrusted with Mr. Eller’s arrangements.

View video tribute: http://videos.lifetributes.com/327384

Listings of Funeral Homes in Ashe County:

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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