Ashe County Obituaries – Compiled June 1, 2012

Published Friday, June 1, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Ashe County Obituaries – Compiled June 1, 2012

Violet Esther Vannoy

Violet Esther Vannoy, D. May 30, 2012
Miss Violet Esther Vannoy, age 94, of Fleetwood, died Wednesday night, May 30, 2012 at Ashe Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, June 3, 2012 at 2:00 at Boone Family Funeral Home with Rev. Martha Kincaid officiating. Burial will follow in the Fleetwood Community Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Sunday, June 3, 2012 from 1-2pm at Boone Family Funeral Home.
Miss Vannoy was born in Ashe County on Wednesday, April 10, 1918 to Elton Lee Vannoy and Vera Belle Moretz.
She is preceded in death by a brother; Winfred Vannoy, and two sisters; Christine Leonard, and Iris Watson.
Miss Vannoy is survived by two brothers; Leonard Vannoy and wife Nellie of Winston Salem, and Jay Vannoy and wife Jane of Winston Salem; one sister; Dawn Houck of Fleetwood; several nieces and nephews also survive.
The family request no food please!
Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Fleetwood Community Cemetery, C/O Carolyn Moser, 290 River Run, Fleetwood, NC 28626.
The family will be meeting at the homeplace of Dawn Houck, 2098B Railroad Grade Road, Fleetwood, NC 28626.
Funeral Service: Sunday, June 03, 2012 2:00PM Boone Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, West Jefferson, NC
Visitation: June 3 1-2PM Boone Family Funeral Home Chapel
Interment: Fleetwood Community Cemetery, Fleetwood, NC

Nona Testerman Hamm Hart, D. May 30, 2012
Mrs. Nona Testerman Hamm Hart age 97, of West Jefferson, NC died Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville, NC. Mrs. Hart was born on December 17, 1914 in Ashe County to Omer and Chloe Waddell Testerman. Mrs. Hart was preceded in death by her parents and husbands, Paul Hamm and Robert Hart.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 11:00 am at the Howell Hill Cemetery by Rev. Mitchell Rash.
Mrs. Hart is survived by:
1 Son, William Hamm of Statesville
1 half brother, Walter Testerman of Crumpler
2 half sisters, Ruth Blackburn of West Jefferson & Lorraine Myers of Jefferson
3 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
You may send and view condolences to the family at www.badgerfuneralhome.com.
Badger Funeral Home was entrusted with Mrs. Hart’s arrangements.

Mary Carolyn Allen

Mary Carolyn Allen, D. May 29, 2012
Mrs. Mary Carolyn Allen, age 63, of Jefferson passed away Tuesday morning, May 29, 2012 at her home.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 11:00am at Boone Family Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lonnie Pruitt officiating. Burial will follow in the Roan Creek Cemetery.
Mrs. Allen was born in Ashe County on Friday, January 7, 1949 to Francis Clifton (Cliff) and Ruby Craven Allen. She was owner and operator at Mary Allen Interiors and later she was a real estate broker for Century 21 in Banner Elk.
She is survived by her parents, Cliff and Ruby Allen of Jefferson; a brother, James Clifton Allen, of Jefferson; a niece, Korissa Marie Allen, of Sarasota, Florida; a nephew, Cameron James Allen and wife, Ashley, of Laurel Springs; a great niece, Rylee Allen also survive.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: High Country Healthcare Hospice, PO Box 421, Jefferson, NC 28640.

Betty Lou Lambert

Betty Lou Ellen Taylor Lambert, D. May 29, 2012
Mrs. Betty Lou Ellen Taylor Lambert, age 68, of West Jefferson passed away Tuesday morning, May 29, 2012 at Ashe Memorial Hospital.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, June 1, 2012 1:00pm at Boone Family Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tommy McClure officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Home Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 11:00-1:00pm on Friday, two hours prior to the funeral service.
Mrs. Lambert was born in Ashe County on Sunday, December 5, 1943 to the late Robert Blaine and Bessie Cleo Billings Taylor. She worked at Pendry’s Mfg. and Mister Casual’s Mfg. early part of her life, later she worked as a CNA for Ashe Services for Aging. She loved to play the piano; go to auctions and visit with her friends. She was a member of Pleasant Home Baptist Church.
She was also preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Ann Taylor.
She is survived by a son, David Lambert, of Boone; a daughter, Susie Hoosier and husband, David, of West Jefferson; three brothers, Robert Clay Taylor, of Bristol, VA, Herbert Ray Taylor and wife, Jane, of Dallas, NC and Larry Payton Taylor and wife, Ruby, of Sparta, NC; a granddaughter, Heather Hoosier; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews also survive.
The family requests no food please!
Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to the Ashe County Cancer Fund, c/o Renea Adams, 372 Oscar Day Road, Jefferson, NC 28640.

Lorraine Stansberry Ham

Lorraine Stansberry Ham, D. May 28, 2012
Mrs. Lorraine Stansberry Ham, age 81, of Lansing, died Monday morning, May 28, 2012 at her residence.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 3:00pm at Lansing Presbyterian Church with Rev. Ken Morris and Rev. Dwight Barker officiating. Burial will follow in the Stansberry Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, May 30, 2012 from 2:00-3:00pm at Lansing Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Ham was born in Ashe County on Saturday, December 20, 1930 to the late Edgar Ray and Edith Elizabeth Greer Stansberry. She was a member of Lansing Presbyterian Church and organized Christmas gifts, food and clothing projects, as she directed this program for nearly 40 years.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Dewitt Stansberry, and a sister, LenaMae Roland.
She is survived by two sons; Robert Ham of Lansing, and Roger Ham and wife Louise of Lansing; three daughters; Rebecca Chrisawn and husband Darrell of West Jefferson, Patricia Childress and husband James of Jefferson, and Leisa Powell and husband Todd of West Jefferson; one sister Polly Johnson of Honolulu, Hawaii; ten grandchildren; Andrea Morgan, Travis Chrisawn, Allison Shoemake, Ethan Chrisawn, Robert Ham, Jr., Stacey Howell, Matt Ham, Heather C. Campbell, Sydney Powell, and Griffin Powell; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The family requests no food please!
Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Lansing Presbyterian Church C/O Jeannette Paisley, 265 A Street, Lansing, NC 28643 or Stansberry Cemetery Fund, c/o Roger K. Ham, 752 East Little Horse Creek Road, Lansing, NC 28643.

Nona Belle Frazier

Nona Belle Frazier, D. May 27, 2012
Mrs. Nona Belle Greene Frazier, age 88, of West Jefferson passed away Sunday morning, May 27, 2012at Ashe Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 11:00am at Boone Family Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jack Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethany Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6:00-9:00pm on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at Boone Family Funeral Home.
Mrs. Frazier was born in Ashe County on Sunday, November 4, 1923 to the late Mack Daniel Mullis and Julia Hodge.
She is preceded in death by her husbands, Robert L. Frazier and Blan Hill Greene; one brother, Robert H. Mullis; and one sister, Virginia May Carr.
She is survived by two daughters, Ann McNeill and husband Tony of Raleigh, and Sandy Grubb and husband Jeff of West Jefferson; one sister; Lillian Miller of West Jefferson; four grandchildren; Troy McNeill and wife Kerry of Asheville, Scott Grubb and wife Jodi of West Jefferson, Justin Grubb and wife Tiffany of West Jefferson, and Hollie Brown and husband Kevin of West Jefferson; eight great-grandchildren; Kate, Julia, Thomas and Lauren McNeill; Sydney Kate, and Hallie Grubb; and Jake and Peyton Grubb; several nieces and nephews also survive.
Family request no flowers please!
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Bethany Cemetery, C/O Jobe Hopkins, 924 Black Bear Inn Road, West Jefferson, NC 28694 or to Shriners Hospital for Children, PO Box 244, Jefferson, NC 28640.
Special thanks to Mrs. Kathy Greene, Mrs. Patsy Taylor, Dorothy Keller, Auntie Lillian Millerand Annie Clyde Gentry for the love and care given to our mother and grandmother.

Doris Phillips Sullivan

Doris Phillips Sullivan, D. May 26, 2012
Mrs. Doris Phillips Sullivan, age 91, of Jefferson, died Saturday May 26, 2012 at Watauga Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 12:00pm at Boone Family Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Goss officiating. Burial will follow in the Ashelawn Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 11-12am on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at Boone Family Funeral Home.
Mrs. Sullivan was born in Ashe County on Monday, July 19, 1920 to the late Eli Phillips and Cory Denny.
Mrs. Sullivan is preceded in death by her husband, Odell Sullivan.
She is survived by her one son; Bill Sullivan and wife Marie of Warrensville; three daughters; Betty Hayter and husband Tommy of Abingdon, VA, Nancy Lethcoe and husband Ed of Conover, and Sue Dalton and husband Bob of Yadkinville; one sister; Ruth Clark of Elkton, Maryland; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
The family request no food or flowers!
In lieu of flowers; memorials may be made to Ashe Services for Aging, 180 Chattyrob Lane, West Jefferson, NC 28694.

Richard Painter Roe, Sr.

Richard Painter Roe, Sr., D. May 26, 2012
Richard Painter Roe Sr., age 81, of Lansing died Saturday at his home.
Funeral Services will be held Tuesday at 11am at Helton United Methodist Church with Rev. Martha Kincaid officiating. Burial will follow in the Helton Methodist Church Cemetery with military rites.
The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6-8pm at Boone Family Funeral Home.
Mr. Roe is survived by:
His Wife – Barbara West Roe of Lansing
2 – Sons – Richard “Rick” Roe Jr. of West Jefferson
George Roe of Lansing
2 – Daughters – Kelly Southards of High Point
Jenny Elliott of West Jefferson
2 – Sisters – Elizabeth Glenn of Winston-Salem
Martha Roe Goss of Lansing
4 Grandchildren, Several nieces and nephews also survive
Memorials may be made to Helton United Methodist Church, 15323 HWY 194 North Lansing, NC 28643; or to American Legion-Lansing Post, PO Box 235, Lansing, NC 28643; or to the donor’s choice.

Grover Cleo Hagans, D. May 21, 2012
Mr. Grover Cleo Hagans, age 71, of Todd, NC died on Monday, May 21, 2012 at his home. Mr. Hagans was born on April 1, 1941 in Madison County, NC to Andy and Gladys Burns Hagans. Mr. Hagans was preceded in death by his father, his wife, Lois Greer Hagans, and a sister, Ruth Pittman. An Army veteran, Mr. Hagans worked as a machinist with Cannon Mills.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 1:00 pm at the Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery by Rev. Lloyd Day with interment to follow.
Mr. Hagans is survived by: son, David Hagans of Kannapolis, NC; mother, Gladys Hagans of Hot Springs, NC; three brothers, Denton Hagans, Curtis Hagans of Marion, NC, and Marvin Hagans of Hot Springs, NC; three sisters, Kathleen Powlas of China Grove, NC, Jean Teal of Kannapolis, NC, and Phyllis Duffel of Hot Springs, NC; also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Flowers will be appreciated.
You may send and view condolences to the family at www.ashelawn.com. Ashelawn Memorial Chapel & Gardens was entrusted with the arrangements.

Marcus Alexander Gamble

Marc Gamble, D. May 20, 2012
Mr. Marc Gamble, age 59, of Fleetwood passed away Sunday morning at John F. Keever Solace Center in Asheville.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 2 at 2:00pm at Bethany United Methodist Church with Rev. Owen Peeler, Rev. R.G. Wilson-Lyons and Mary Paige Wilson-Lyons officiating.
Mr. Gamble is survived by:
His wife Cheryl Bonds Gamble
1 son Tyler Gamble of Denver, CO
1 daughter Emily Gamble of Asheville
1 brother Robert Gamble of Montgomery, Alabama
1 sister Mary Lynn Wilson of Boaz, Alabama
1 niece also survives.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: High Country Healthcare Hospice, PO Box 421, Jefferson, NC 28640 or John F. Keever Solace Center, PO Box 5779, Asheville, NC 28813.

Darlene Severt

Darlene Miller Severt, D. May 19, 2012
Darlene Miller Severt, age 62, of West Jefferson died Saturday morning, May 19, 2012 at Ashe Memorial Hospital.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, May 25, 2012 at 2:00pm at Boone Family Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rick Miller and Rev. Tommy Dollar officiating. Burial will follow in Ashelawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6:00-9:00pm on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at Boone Family Funeral Home.
Mrs. Severt was born in Watauga County on Monday, September 5, 1949 to the late Joseph Allen and Opal Rhymer Miller. She was a member of North Beaver Baptist Church. She worked in sewing textile most of her life but recently she worked as a cook at the Ashe County Jail. She was a kind person always putting other people before herself. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She will be missed by all!
She is survived by her husband, of 42 years of marriage, Russell G. Severt, of West Jefferson; a son, Rusty Severt and wife, Debbie, of Jefferson; a daughter, Amy Gregory and husband, David, of North Wilkesboro; two brothers, Boyd Miller, of Deep Gap and Barry Miller, of Davenport, VA; two grandchildren, Dylan R. Severt, of Jefferson and Peyton Gregory, of North Wilkesboro; several nieces and nephews also survive.
The family requests no food please!
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Ashe County Cancer Fund, c/o Rena Adams, 372 Oscar Day Road, Jefferson, NC 28640 or North Beaver Baptist Church, c/o Kathy Blevins, 2335 Boiling Springs Road, Purlear, NC 28665.

Wilma Ann Parker

Wilma Ann Cornett Parker, D. May 19, 2012
Mrs. Wilma Ann Cornett Parker, age 92, of Creston passed away Saturday night, May 19, 2012 at Margate Health & Rehab Center.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 7:30pm at Boone Family Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 11:00am at Ashelawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:30pm on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 prior to the funeral service.
Mrs. Parker was born in Avery County on Tuesday, November 11, 1919 to the late Howard Wilson and Dalie Cornett. She was a Homemaker. She enjoyed cooking. She also loved dogs, especially two toy poodles “Buck” and “Angel”.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Charles Denver Howell.
Mrs. Parker is survived by her husband, of 60 years of marriage, Edgar Tivis Parker; a grandson, Charles Howell of Wilkesboro; several nieces and nephews also survive.
Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to: Gideon’s International, PO Box 993, West Jefferson, NC 28694.

Alice Weaver Bare

Alice Weaver Bare, D. May 18, 2012
Mrs. Alice Weaver Bare, age 88, of West Jefferson, NC died on Friday, May 18, 2012 at her home. Mrs. Bare was born on December 7, 1923 in Ashe County, NC to David Wilson “Dave” Weaver and Gwynne Koontz Weaver. Mrs. Bare was preceded in death by her husband, Wade Albert Bare; sisters, Faye Long, Maxine Wyrick, Lib Wyrick, and Geneva Vannoy. Mrs. Bare was a loyal member of Smethport United Methodist Church. Her many interests included visiting flea markets and yard sales, sewing, and enjoying delicious food. She was an avid doll collector and enjoyed playing the piano and singing with her sisters and loved spending time with her grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 3:00 pm at the Smethport United Methodist Church by Rev. Greg Plott. Burial will follow in Ashelawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum of Prayer.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at Smethport United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Bare is survived by: Daughter, Brenda Bare Wolf and husband Mitch of Raleigh, NC, Daughter, Allison Bare Sturgill and husband Tommy of West Jefferson, NC, Sister, Wanda W. Bare of West Jefferson, NC, Grandson, Robert Wade Miller, Grandson, Jacob Robert Goodman, Granddaughter, Cheyenna Grace Sturgill; also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
The family requests no food or flowers please. Memorials may be made to High Country Health Care Hospice, P.O. Box 421, Jefferson, NC 28640.
You may send and view condolences to the family at www.ashelawn.com. Ashelawn Memorial Chapel & Gardens was entrusted with Mrs. Bare’s arrangements.

Elsie Richardson Seats, D. May 17, 2012
Mrs. Elsie Richardson Seats age 84, of Todd, NC died on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at the Margate Health & Rehab Center in Jefferson, NC. Mrs. Seats was born on March 26, 1928 in Ashe, NC to Melvin and Lessie Campbell Richardson. Mrs. Seats was preceded in death by husband, Earl Seats.
Funeral services will be held on Monday May 21, 2012 at 2:00 pm at the Badger Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. J. D. Walton. Burial will follow in Bald Mountain Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm on Monday prior to the service.
Mrs. Seats is survived by:
her care giver, Joyce Yates of Laurel Springs, NC
1 Sister, Mary Walton of West Jefferson, NC
also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the family, c/o Badger Funeral Home, POI Box 139, West Jefferson, NC 28694.
You may send and view condolences to the family at website www.badgerfuneralhome.com.
Badger Funeral Home was entrusted with Mrs. Seats’s arrangements.

Shelby Dean Baldwin

Shelby Dean Baldwin, D. May 16, 2012
Mr. Shelby Dean Baldwin, age 70, of Jefferson passed away Wednesday afternoon at Ashe Memorial Hospital.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
The deceased again Mr. Shelby Dean Baldwin, age 70, of Jefferson.

Joe Howard Woods

Joe Howard Woods, D. May 16, 2012
Mr. Joe Howard Woods age 69, of Warrensville, died on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at his home. Mr. Woods was born on March 16, 1943 in Ashe County to John Oscar and Martha Katherine Baker Woods. Mr. Woods was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Peggy Lea Hartsoe Woods. Mr. Woods was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church where he served as deacon for many years. He retired after 39 years of service from United Chemi-Con. Most of all Joe enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 11:00 am at the Badger Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Joey McClure, Minister Danny Miller and Rev. Fred Richardson. Burial will follow in Staggs Creek Community Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at Badger Funeral Home.
Mr. Woods is survived by: Son, Billy Woods and wife Michele of Lenoir, NC, two daughters, Lisa Mabe and husband Steve of Millers Creek, NC and Barbara Woodie and husband Terry of West Jefferson, three sisters, Ruth Woods of Warrensville, Shirley Jones and husband Junior of Warrensville, Ruby Little and husband Richard of Lansing, three grandchildren, Jessica Mabe, Nicholas Woods and Noah Woods, one step granddaughter, Ashley Reno, one step great-grandson, Aiden Stanley also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
The family respectfully request no flowers please memorials may be made to Pine Grove Baptist Church, c/o Walter Black, 1491 Teaberry Road, Warrensville, NC 28693 or a charity of the donor’s choice.
You may send and view condolences to the family at www.badgerfuneralhome.com.
Badger Funeral Home was entrusted with Mr. Woods’s arrangements.
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Wesley Laasch

Wesley Laasch, D. May 14, 2012
Mr. Wesley Elder Laasch age 79, of Lansing, NC died Monday, May 14, 2012 at the Forsyth Medical Center. Mr. Laasch was born December 18, 1932 in Jacksonville, FL to Alfred Mearl and Doris Estes Laasch. Mr. Laasch was preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Laasch was a member of Liberty Baptist Church. He served his country in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a ham radio operator, he loved to fly model airplanes, hunt and fish.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 2:00 pm at the Liberty Baptist Church by Rev. Russell Sheets.
Mr. Laasch is survived by:
His Wife: Lois Christine Thompson Laasch
3 Daughters: Christine Gale Stuart of Lansing, NC, Gwenn Ackers of Asheville, NC & Cindy Laasch of Green Cove Springs, FL
1 Sister: Janice Beloff of Lake Helen, FL
also surviving are 2 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to: Gideons International. PO Box 993 West Jefferson, NC 28694.
You may send and view condolences to the family at www.badgerfuneralhome.com.
Badger Funeral Home was entrusted with Mr. Laasch’s arrangements.

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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