Watauga County Obituaries Compiled March 7, 2012

Published Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Watauga County Obituaries March 1 to March 7, 2012

Cline Greene, D. March 5, 2012

Mr. Cline Greene, age 85, of Pine Swamp Road, Fleetwood, died Monday morning March 5, 2012 at Margate Health & Rehabilitation. Born November 22, 1926 in WataugaCountyhe was a son of the late Judson and Hettie Wellborn Greene. Mr. Greene was a Veteran of WWII, having served in the US Army. Cline was a farmer and member of OldFieldsBaptistChurchwhere he served as a Deacon and member of the Budget and Finance Committee. 
He is survived by his wife of 63 years; Kathryn Goodman Greene, one son Chris Greene of Fleetwood; two sisters; Bonita Stewart of Wilkesboro, and Carolyn Austin of Boone, one brother; Hershel Greene and wife Imogene of Deep Gap, and a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers; Charles, Troy and Riley Greene.
Funeral services for Mr. Cline Greene will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Old Fields Baptist Church. Officiating will be Rev. Jack Miller. The body will lie in state at the church from 1 until 2 o’clock. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to the Old Fields Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, in care of Sally Walters, 5375 Idlewild Road, Fleetwood, NC 28626. 
The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6 until 8 o’clock at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the Greene family at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com. Austin & Barnes Funeral Home is serving the Greene family.

 

Beulah Baird Goodlake, D. March 5, 2012

Beulah Baird Goodlake, affectionately known as “Aunt Budge”, age 95, of 216 Will T. Baird Road, Sugar Grove, died Monday afternoon, March 5, 2012, at her home.

Mrs. Goodlake was born March 15, 1916 in Watauga County, a daughter of the late Will and Alice Burkett Baird. She was a retired school teacher and a member of Willowdale Baptist Church.

Mrs. Goodlake is survived by her loving family and caregivers, great-nieces, Kathy Otto and husband Dave, Sherry Hollars, Susan Triplett, and Doris Isaacs; great-nephews, Bobby McDonald and wife Cathy, and Tommy McDonald; nieces Jane Kolessar, Barbara Wyatt, and Debbie Watson and husband Morris; nephews, William Baird, Charles Vannoy and wife Grace, Wayne Vannoy and wife Marilyn, and several other great-nieces and nephews; a great-niece and friend, Sidney Turnmire; special friend Wanda Brown, and a loving and supportive church family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Nevo Goodlake; two sisters, Margaret Vannoy and Mary McDonald; three brothers, Benjamin Baird, Edward Baird, and Sumpter Baird, and a nephew, Johnny Wood and other nieces and nephews.

A memorial service for Beulah Baird Goodlake will be conducted Saturday afternoon, March 10, 2012, at 2:00 o’clock, at Willowdale Baptist Church. Officiating will be Pastor Eugene Braswell.

The family will receive friends following the memorial service.

Flowers are appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made to the Baird Family Cemetery Fund, in care of PNC Bank, 1168 Blowing Rock Road, Boone, North Carolina, 28607, or to High Country Health Care System/Hospice, 400 Shadowline Drive, Suite 100-B, Boone, North Carolina, 28607 or online at www.highcountryhospice.org.

Online condolences may be sent to the Goodlake family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com. Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Raleigh G. Combs, D. March 5, 2012

Raleigh G. Combs, age 78, of Mountain City, Tennessee, died Monday evening, March 5, 2012, at his home.

Mr. Combs was born July 10, 1933 in Watauga County, a son of the late Rufus Clyde Combs and Victoria Guy Dishman. Mr. Combs served in the United States Army, in Germany, during the Korean War.

Raleigh worked at the Chrysler Corporation in Twinsburg, Ohio until starting his own business, Alldrain Sewer and Drain Service.

Raleigh was devoted to his family and loved giving his time and love to everyone. He was one of the founders of the Guy-Combs Cemetery Association, Inc.

Mr. Combs was a 32nd degree Mason – Scottish Rite, and a member of Sharonville Lodge in Sharonville, Ohio.

Mr. Combs is survived by his wife, Lois Kress Combs of the home; one daughter, Nancy Combs Mixon and husband Clark of Mountain City; two sons, Thomas Raleigh Combs of Sugar Grove, and Michael William Combs and wife Laura of Vilas; special children, raised and loved by the family, Chris Kish of the home, and Michelle Kish Proctor and husband Charlen of Morristown, Tennesee; grandchildren, Garrett Mixon and wife Meghan of Zionville, Matthew Proctor of Morristown, and Raleigh William Combs and William Douglas Combs, both of Vilas; two sisters, Mary Alma Combs Trivette of Sugar Grove, and Loy Carolyn (Merle) Combs Guy of Vilas; one brother, Roy Harold (Berle) Combs and wife Marilyn of West Salem, Ohio, and special friends, Mr. Clay Atwood, Mrs. Karen May, and Mr. and Mrs. Ted Trivett, Jr. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters, Dolphus Claude Combs, Jesse Alvin Combs, Robert Paul Combs, Henry Earl Combs, Albert Clyde Combs, Genevie Combs Farthing, Ralph Olus Combs, Hollan Thomas Combs, Willard Raymond Combs, Walter Lee Combs, Dallas Combs, Alice Combs, Kermit Howard Combs.

Funeral services for Raleigh G. Combs will be conducted Saturday afternoon, March 10, 2012, at 2:00 o’clock, at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. The body will lie in state, at the chapel, from 12:00 until 2:00 o’clock. Officiating will be Reverend Frank Johnson, Reverend David Ward, and Reverend Eric Cornett. Masonic graveside rites and burial will follow in the Guy-Combs Cemetery, provided by Snow Lodge #363.

The family will receive friends Saturday afternoon, from 12:00 until 2:00 o’clock, at the funeral home, prior to the service. At other times, friends may visit the Combs residence in Mountain City.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Guy-Combs Cemetery Fund, in care of Reba Farthing, 231 Smith Henson Road, Sugar Grove, North Carolina, 28679.

Online condolences may be sent to the Combs family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com. Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Glenola Snyder Clemens, D. March 5, 2012

Mrs. Glenola Snyder Clemens, of Blowing Rock, joined her husband and her Lord Jesus Christ in Heaven on Monday, March 5, 2012.

She was born on February 22, 1934, oldest daughter of William McKinley Snyder and Sylvia Pearl Snyder in Amigo, West Virginia. Glenola, or “Tiny” as she was known to her family, was raised in Crab Orchard, West Virginia, and married George Roland Clemens on June 12, 1952. Their married life began in Nashville, Tennessee, continued in Cleveland, Ohio, where they lived for 18 years, and they finally settled in Blowing Rock, North Carolina in 1975.

Glenola volunteered in many nursing homes in various states for 40 years, considering it a joy to bring happiness to others. She dearly loved her church, Rutherwood Baptist, being both a blessing and being blessed herself by many years as WMU director, as a Sunday School teacher, and as a choir member. Glenola had fun with her fellow members of the Red Hats Society. She worked as the secretary and treasurer of Clemens Welding & Machine Shop, her husband’s business.

Without a doubt, the most important thing on the earth to Glenola was her family and her Lord. She was devoted to her husband, two sons and two daughters, parents, brothers and sisters, and the many grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and in-laws that joined her family as time flew by. Glenola had a generous soul, always giving of herself and her time. A Thanksgiving tradition was born at her home and carried on for many years, attended by several generations.

Mrs. Clemens is survived by two daughters, Debra Hedges of Blowing Rock, and Barbara Goldsmith and husband Bud of Winston-Salem; one son, James Clemens and wife Michelle of Blowing Rock; six granddaughters, Renee Clemens of Boone, Megan Meredith and husband Ryan of Nashville, Tennessee, Jennifer Washburn and husband Nathan of Greenbrier, Tennessee, Jocelyn Marshall and husband Philip of Winston-Salem, Faye Kelley and husband Josh, and Leah Clemens, all of Blowing Rock; two grandsons, Brian Lattie of Winston-Salem, and Michael Hedges of Blowing Rock; two sisters, Ruby Gillespie of Strongsville, Ohio, and Joann Lester and husband Raymond of Crab Orchard, West Virginia; two brothers, Howard Snyder and wife Mabel of Medina, Ohio, and John Snyder and wife Indy of Beckley, West Virginia, and her dog, Johnnie, was her constant companion-they loved each other greatly, and he will miss her. She is also survived by six great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Roland Clemens; one son, Gerald Roland Clemens; one grandson, William Goldsmith; one granddaughter, Kristen Jaklitsch, and one brother, Robert Snyder.

Funeral services for Glenola Snyder Clemens will be conducted Wednesday afternoon, March 7, 2012, at 2:00 o’clock, at Rutherwood Baptist Church. The body will lie in state, at the church, from 1:00 until 2:00 o’clock. Officiating will be Dr. Gary Lawrence and Reverend Scott Lester. Burial will follow in Rutherwood Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Tuesday evening, from 6:00 until 8:00 o’clock, at Hampton Funeral Service.

Flowers are appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made to the Rutherwood Baptist Church Building Fund or Missions Fund, 142 Don Hayes Road, Boone, North Carolina, 28607, or to The Gideons International, Boone Camp, PO Box 3602, Boone, North Carolina, 28607.

Online condolences may be sent to the Clemens family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com. Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Listing of Watauga County Funeral Homes:

 

Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory

194 Queen Street

Boone,NC28607

828-264-8888

www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com

 

Hampton Funeral Service

683 BlowingRock Road

Boone, NC 28607

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