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Avery County Obituaries Compiled Feb. 21, 2013

 Avery County Obituaries Compiled Feb. 21, 2013

Louis S. Penland Sr., D. Feb. 19, 2013

Louis S. Penland, Sr., 92, of Linville Falls passed away on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at the Jonas Ridge Adult Care Center.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Mary Smith
Mary Smith

Mary E. Smith, D. Feb. 19, 2013

Mary Esther Smith, age 72, of Banner Elk passed away on February 19, 2013 at Johnson City Medical Center.

A native of Avery County, she was born February 9, 1941 a daughter of the late Marion and Annie Mae Harmon Horney.

She was a member of Elk Valley Baptist Church where she sung in the choir. She also attended Pleasant Hill Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School Teacher.

Mary enjoyed reading, word puzzles, flower gardening and listening to Blue Grass Gospel music.

Along with her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her: husbands, Earl Buchanan and Albert Smith; sister, Lucille Smith; brothers, John and Joe Horney.

Mary has left to cherish her memory her: daughter, Deborah Lynn Christian of Banner Elk; sisters, Wilma Blankenship of Gastonia, Hazel Douthat and husband David of Greenville, TN, Gladys Farmer and husband Allen of Banner Elk; brothers, Dennis Horney and wife Janice, Dallas Horney and wife Kitty, Jimmy Horney and wife Kathy all of Banner Elk; grandchildren, Heather Nichole Christian and boyfriend Joey Kidd of Minneapolis; grandson Michael Christian and girlfriend Hannah Walters of Minneapolis; special friend, Angie Miller; sister-in-law, Inez Horney of Banner Elk.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 21st from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Elk Valley Baptist Church at PO Box 626 Banner Elk, NC 28604.

Words of comfort and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at www.rsfh.net.

Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland is serving the Smith family.

Hilda M. Steinbaugh, D. Feb. 14, 2013

Hilda M. Steinbaugh, 90, of Punta Gorda, FL, passed away Thursday, February 14, 2013 at the Cannon Memorial Hospital.

She was a retired Lieutenant with the New York State Department of Corrections.

Inurnment will be in the Arlington National Cemetery with her husband, the late Nelson F. Steinbaugh at a later date.

Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland is serving the Steinbaugh family.

Sara Calhoun, D. Feb. 12, 2013

Sara Calhoun, 76, of Canton, Ohio, passed away on February 12, 2013 in Canton, Ohio.

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 11:00 am in the Fork Mountain Cemetery.

Reins-Sturdivant Fuenral Home of Newland is serving the Calhoun family.

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Listings of Funeral Homes in Avery County:

Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home in Newland
296 Ash Street
P.O. Box 215
Newland, NC 28657