Roy Woodie (June 9, 1929 – Jan. 12, 2015)
Roy Woodie, 85, of Newland in the Jonas Ridge Community, passed away on Jan. 12, 2015 at Charles A. Cannon Memorial Hospital in Linville.
A native of Avery County, he was born June 9, 1929 a son of the late Alfred Wilson Woodie and the late Gertrude Coffey Woodie.
He was a Charter Member and past chairman of the Board of Deacons of the Long Ridge Baptist Church. He retired after 25 years of serving as the custodian of the Crossnore Elementary School.
Along with his parents, Roy was preceded in death by his daughter, Carol Woodie Buchanan; brothers, Ronald Woodie, Ralph Woodie; sister, Louise Lane.
Roy has left to cherish his memory his loving wife, Nancy Irene Coffey Woodie; sons, Ronnie Woodie, and his fiance’ Sharon Hollifield of Jonas Ridge, Dwight Woodie, and his wife, Tammy, of Newland; sister, Myrtle Clark of Jonas Ridge; grandchildren, Alisha Woodie, Kristen Woodie, Jeremy Thomas, and Ben Woodie.
Funeral services for Roy Woodie will be held on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 at 2 p.m. in the Long Ridge Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve Glen and the Rev. John McCoury officiating. Interment will follow in Calloway Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials should be made to the Long Ridge Baptist Church, 1743 Wes Brewer Rd. Newland, NC 28657.
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 Woodie family.
Elizabeth Maltba Goforth (Oct. 22, 1939 – Jan. 11, 2015)
Elizabeth Maltba Goforth, 75, of Newland passed away on Jan. 11, 2015 at Caldwell Memorial Hospital.
A native of Avery County, she was born Oct. 22, 1939 a daughter of the late Roy and Ruby Stewart Maltba. She worked for Baxter Health Care for 20 years and enjoyed crocheting and painting.
Elizabeth attended Blevins Creek Freewill Baptist Church.
Along with her parents, Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Goforth; sister, Joyce Franklin; brothers, Delbert Maltba and Larry Maltba.
Elizabeth has left to cherish her memory here: daughter, Misty Goforth of Altamont; sons, Bobby Goforth of Altamont, Keith Goforth and wife Anita of Banner Elk, Steve “Bo” Goforth of Altamont, Rusty Goforth and wife Christy of Cleveland, N.C.; sisters, Hildren Holtsclaw of Altamont, Phyllis Vance of Morganton, Nell Pittman of Spruce Pine, Minnie Pittman of Bakersville; brother, Newt Maltba of Altamont; four grandchildren; one great grandchild.
Funeral services for Elizabeth Maltba Goforth will be conducted on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, at 8 pm at the Grandfather Chapel with Larry Beam and Michael Sheppard officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until the service hour. Family, friends and pallbearers are asked to meet at the funeral home on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 at 12:15 p.m. to go in procession to the Mount Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery for graveside services. Honorary Pallbearers will be Christopher Goforth and Isaiah Goforth.
Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation at 4701 Hedgemore Dr. Suite 810 Charlotte, NC 28209.
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 Goforth family.
Lila Ollis (Aug. 11, 1925 – Jan. 10, 2015)
Lila Sims Ollis, 89, of Cranberry passed away on Jan. 10, 2015 at Life Care Center of Banner Elk.
She was born on Aug. 11, 1925 in Compton, Ark., to the late John “Wade” Sims and the late Roxie Allred Sims, who was one-quarter American Indian.
There would be ten children in the family. Her father served his country during World War 1. In order for Lila to finish high school, she, like many of her siblings, had to leave home and go to Missouri, near Branson, to a school called “The School of the Ozarks,” which was founded by the man who also started the JCPenney department store.
The students were required to work at the school to pay for their tuition. They did jobs like, cooking and waiting tables in the cafeteria. They made clothes and things on a spinning wheel. They could not afford to go home during the school year. Lila graduated in 1946 and soon after she found a job in Banner Elk at the Children’s Home and became a houseparent for a group of young girls.
Ms. Ann ran the home then. While there she met Ken Ollis who came to the home with a friend. This was a “double date” night, and the boys and girls had never met before. This date led to Lila and Ken getting married on April 15, 1948 in Harrison, Ark. After the wedding, they bought a new car and drove home to Cranberry. Soon after G.P. Taylor finally agreed to sell them the home, they would live in Cranberry. To buy it, they had to sell their new car.
On Dec. 27, 1951 Rickey was born and on Aug. 2, 1956 Tim was born. Ken went to be with the Lord on July 15, 1997.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her sons, Rickey Ollis, and his wife, Kathryn, of Hendersonville, Tenn., Tim Ollis of the home; grandchildren, Hannah Garrett, and her husband Scott, of Old Hickory, Tenn., Johnny Ollis of Elk Park, Jennifer Ollis of Winston-Salem, Jessica Ollis, and her husband, Cory, of Elk Park, Jacob Ollis of Raleigh; sisters, Laverne Truesdale of Harrison, Ark., Junie Cantrell of Missouri, Viva Jacobs of Phoenix, Ariz.; brothers, Lenis Sims of Compton, Ark., Ulsys Sims of Oregon; ten great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.
Funeral services for Lila Sims Ollis will be conducted on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 at 8 p.m. in the Grandfather Chapel of Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home with the Rev. David Burnop officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday evening at the funeral home.
Interment will follow next to her husband, Ken, in the Cranberry Cemetery on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015. Family, friends, and pallbearers are asked to gather at the funeral home on Tuesday morning at 10:15 a.m. to in procession to the cemetery.
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 Ollis family.
J.C. Mathes (April 29, 1929 – Jan. 10, 2015)
James Carl “J.C.” Mathes, 85, of Newland passed away on Jan. 10, 2015 at Glenbridge Health & Rehab Center in Boone.
A native of Avery County, he was born April 29, 1929 a son of the late Guss and Maude Mathes Jackson.
He was a US Army Veteran.
Along with his parents, James was preceded in death by his stepfather, Ed Jackson, and infant brother, Guss Mathes, Jr.
James has left to cherish his memory his: brother, John A. Mathes, and his wife, Pauline, of Evinston, Fla.; sisters, Rosalee Yount of Brooklyn, N.Y., Berdie Jackson Carr of Indianapolis, Ind.; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for James Carl Mathes will be conducted on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015 at the Beech Bottom Minnenite Brethren Church with the Reverend Mike Mathes officiating. Interment will follow in the AME Zion Cemetery in Plumtree.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the church on Saturday.
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 Mathes family.