Ashe County Obituaries – Compiled June 20, 2012
Doris Denny Shupe, D. June 19, 2012
Mrs. Doris Denny Shupe, better known as “Dot”, age 62, of Lansing passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at her residence.
Funeral services are incomplete at this time.
Mrs. Shupe was born on Friday, June 2, 1950.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Mack Shupe on July 23, 1994.
Mrs. Shupe is survived by a son, David Shupe; her mother, Ruby Denny of Lansing; four brothers, Doyle Denny and Larry Denny both of Lansing, Jim Denny of Knoxville, TN and Gary Denny of Greenville, SC; two grandchildren; several nieces and nephews also survive.
Barbara Minton Day, D. June 18, 2012
Mrs. Barbara Minton Day age 64, of West Jefferson, died Monday, June 18, 2012 at Forsyth Medical Center.NC. Mrs. Day was born on October 3, 1947 in Wilkes County to Quicken Clarence and Florence Broyhill Minton. Mrs. Day was preceded in death by her mother and the man who raised her, William Reed Minton, brother, J. L. Long and sister, Janet Lee Gryder. Mrs. Day was a member of Sturgills Baptist Church.
Funeral services are incomplete.
Mrs. Day is survived by:
Her Husband: Roger Day
3 Daughters: Dawn Taylor Blackwood and husband Terry of Mocksville & Donna Lynn Boger and fiancée Frank Dobbins all of Mocksville &, Tina Rose Defrang and husband Roland of Canada
2 Sons: Christopher Thomas Holder and fiancée Savannah Patrick of West Jefferson & Timothy Day of Greensboro
6 Grandchildren: Zachary Dale Jones and fiancée Brittany Varner, Tonya Lee Blackwood, Amanda Blackwood, Maddison Day, Conner Day & Zoe Defrang
2 Great Grandchildren: Aubreyana Jones & Mia Allen
Father: Quicken Clarence Minton
4 Sisters: Cara Lee Hill of Advance & Marjorie Severt and husband Ernest of Cajun Mtn., Peggy White and husband David of Taylorsville & Maggie Lewis of West Jefferson
3 Brothers: Junior Minton and wife Pat of Asheville, Johnny Minton and wife Darlene of Cajun Mtn.& Billy Long
Flowers will be appreciated, or memorials may be made to Day Cemetery Fund c/o Danny Day, 1296 Claybank Rd., 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 Mrs. Day’s arrangements.
James “Jim” Frank Eldreth, D. June 17, 2012
Mr. James Frank Eldreth better known as Jim, age 68, of Warrensville, NC died Sunday, June 17, 2012 at Ashe Memorial Hospital. Mr. Eldreth was born May 24, 1944 in Ashe County to George Washington and Dora Pennington Eldreth. Mr. Eldreth was preceded in death by his parents, brother, John Paul Eldreth and sister, Flora Virginia Barker.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 2:00 pm at Badger Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Tim Jones, Rev. Russell Sheets, Rev. Tommy Dollar and Rev. Carlton Houck. Burial will follow in Ashelawn Memorial Gardens by Rev. Jim Greer & Rev. Larry Shepherd. The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Thursday, June 21, 2012 at Badger Funeral Home.
Mr. Eldreth is survived by:
His wife: Irene Gilley Eldreth
1 daughter: Carol Jones and husband Tim of West Jefferson
2 granddaughters: Kristin Faith Eller & Eva Caroline Jones
2 honorary brothers: Max Pennington & Wayne Parker
5 honorary daughters: Missy Hart, Anesa Elliott, Missy Rash, April Eller & Katrina Calhoun
also surviving are 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 at www.badgerfuneralhome.com.
Badger Funeral Home was entrusted with Mr. Eldreth’s arrangements.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 2:00pm at Boone Family Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Shepherd and Rev. Elliott Osowitt officiating. Burial will follow in the Ham Family Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, June 19, 2012 from 5:00- 8:00pm at Boone Family Funeral Home Chapel.
Mr. Trippe was born in Mobile, Alabama to the late Charles Edmond Trippe and Marilyn Moore Trippe. He worked as a machinist at GE Aviation. He was a member at Long Branch Baptist Church but attending Faith Fellowship Church. He enjoyed working out and was always health conscience about himself. He was a hard worker and a loving husband and father. He will be missed by all.
He is survived by his wife, Angel Cox Trippe; two daughters, Madelyn Trippe and Abigail Trippe, both of the home; his mother, Marilyn Trippe, of Huntington, West Virginia; a brother, John Trippe and wife, Katie, of Huntington, West Virginia; four sisters , Leanne Trippe, Taylor Trippe and Jennnifer Trippe, all of Huntington, West Virginia and Mary Ann Woodworth of Denver, Colorado; several nieces and nephews also survive.
The family requests no food please!
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family, c/o Boone Family Funeral Home Chapel, PO Box 786, West Jefferson, NC 28694 or to Angel Trippe, c/o State Employees Credit Union, PO Box 790, West Jefferson, NC 28694.
Erika Wudi Burgess, D. June 13, 2012
Mrs. Erika Wudi Burgess, age 71, of West Jefferson, passed away Wednesday morning, June 13, 2012 at Charlotte Presbyterian Hospital.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 2:00pm at First Baptist Church with Rev. Michael Lea and Rev. Ken Morris officiating. Burial will follow in the Calloway Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Saturday, June 16, 2012 from 12-2pm at First Baptist Church.
Mrs. Burgess was born in Deggendorf, Germany to the late Georg Wudi and Maria Schmid. She was the Co-Owner of Burgess Furniture, and also a member of First Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband Robert Burgess; two sons; Jerry Burgess of Sherrills Ford and Eric Burgess of Charlotte; one brother; Hugo Wudi of Germany; two sisters; Maria Stadler and Irma Knieling both of Germany; three grandchildren; Emily Burgess, Savannah Burgess, and Tyler Burgess; and several nieces and nephew also survive.
In lieu of flowers; memorials may be made to The First Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 180, West Jefferson, NC 28694.
Gary Steve Powers, D. June 13, 2012
Mr. Gary Steve Powers, age 63, of West Jefferson passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at his residence.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 2:00pm at Boone Family Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Francis officiating. Burial will follow in the Powers Family Cemetery with military rites.
The family will receive friends from 1-2pm on Sunday, June 17, 2012, one hour prior to the funeral service.
Mr. Powers was born in Hartford Maryland on March 5, 1949 to the late Warren Powers and Mrs. Edna Elliott Couden.
He is survived by, two sons; Quinn Powers of Wilkesboro and Chris Wilcox of Bristol VA; two daughters; Edna Beth Powers of Grassy Creek and Amy Miller of Millers Creek; Mother; Edna Couden of West Jefferson; three brothers; Larry Powers of Laurel Springs, Jerry Powers of Jefferson, and Ray Powers of West Jefferson; one sister; Debra Halloway of Delaware; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews also survive.
The family will be meeting at the homeplace of Edna Couden, 1776 Sexton Road, West Jefferson, NC 28694.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family, c/o Boone Family Funeral Home PO Box 786, West Jefferson, NC 28694.
Jeffery Scott Burgess, D. June 1, 2012
Mr. Jeffery Scott Burgess age 47, of West Jefferson, died June 1, 2012. Mr. Burgess was born September 10, 1964 in Ashe County to the late Charles Ralph and Mary Sue Bare Burgess Baker.
Memorial services will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday, June 24, 2012 at Mt. Jefferson Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 2:30 – 3:00 prior to the service.
Mr. Burgess is survived by:
1 son: Jason Burgess of West Jefferson
2 daughters: Ashley Michelle Burgess of Jefferson & Violet Elizabeth Burgess of Salisbury
4 brothers: Roy Burgess of Mocksville, Charles Burgess of Salisbury, Kevin Burgess & Rex Burgess both of Jefferson
2 sisters: Alena Felts of McGrady & Polly Ann Eastridge of Ennis
2 grandchildren: Keaton Ryder Burgess & Caleb Aiden Day, several aunts, uncles & cousins
You may send email condolences to the family at www.badgerfuneralhome.com.
Listings of Funeral Homes in Ashe County:
Ashelawn Memorial Chapel, Gardens & Mausoleum
3470 U.S. 221 N
P.O. Box 148
Jefferson, NC 28640
Badger Funeral Home
300 North Main Street
P.O. Box 139
West Jefferson, NC 28694
Boone Family Funeral Home
2005 Mount Jefferson Road
PO Box 786
West Jefferson, NC 28694