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Ashe County Obituaries – Compiled Feb. 5, 2013

Compiled by Jesse Wood

Ashe County Obituaries – Compiled Feb. 5, 2013

Virginia Ruth Rogers, D. Feb. 2, 2013

Mrs. Virginia Ruth Rogers, age 84, of Charleston, SC, formerly of Ashe County, died on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at the Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, FL.

Mrs. Rogers was born on October 9, 1928 in Milton, VT to the late Rudolph and Augusta Gordon Potvin. Mrs. Rogers was also preceded in death by her husband, Mike “Popi” Rogers. Mrs. Rogers loved chocolate, reading and her sweet dog “Gracie”. Virginia will be greatly missed and always loved! “I can hear her singing with the choir of Angels.”

Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 11, 2013 at 2:00 pm at the Ashelawn Memorial Chapel by . Burial will follow in Ashelawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm on Monday, February 11, 2013 at Ashelawn Memorial Chapel.

Mrs. Rogers is survived by: Daughter, Virginia Gale of Miami, FL, Daughter, Tara Little of San Diego, CA, Daughter, Bowie Schumer of Jupiter, FL, Daughter, Rebecca Saye of Mint Hill, SC, Daughter, Debra Regan of Charleston, SC, Daughter, Tina Rogers of Miami, FL, Sister, Marilyn Bluto of Milton, VT, Brother, Waldo Martell of Milton, VT; also surviving are eighteen grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Words of comfort and remembrance may be viewed or sent to the family through our website at www.ashelawn.com.

Ashelawn Memorial Chapel & Gardens was entrusted with Mrs. Rogers’ arrangements. 

Stokes Medley
Stokes Medley

Stokes Medley, D. Feb. 2, 2013

Stokes Medley, age 79, of Lansing died Saturday, February 2, 2013 at Margate Health and Rehab Center in Jefferson.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Stokes Medley was born in Ashe county to the late Pine and Gertrude Oliver Medley on November 8, 1933.

He is preceded in death by a brother, Robert Medley; two sisters, Opal Medley and Bernice Northrop.

Mr. Medley is survived by a daughter, Phyllis M. Powers and Husband Barry of Lansing; a grandson, Tony Plitt and wife Rebecca of Lansing; two great-grandchildren, Troy and Rachel Plitt of Lansing.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family in care of Boone Family Funeral Home at P.O. Box 786, West Jefferson, NC 28694. 

You may leave the family your condolences at our website at www.boonefuneralhome.com

Boone Family Funeral Home of West Jefferson is in charge of these arrangements.

Janet Mary Zimmerman Marsh, D. Jan. 29, 2013

Mrs. Janet Mary Zimmerman Marsh, age 86 of Jefferson passed away late Tuesday night at Wilkes Regional Medical Hospital.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mrs. Marsh is survived by:

Her husband Guy Marsh

1 daughter            Mary Ellen Marsh of Jefferson

5 sons            Thomas of West Jefferson

Donald of Jefferson

Charles Jerry and Larry of Boone

The family respectfully requests no flowers, memorials may be made to the family, c/o Boone Family Funeral Home, PO Box 786, West Jefferson, NC 28694.


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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