Avery County Obituaries – Compiled July 24, 2013
Glenda Richardson, D. July 23, 2013
November 16, 1944 – July 23, 2013. No obituary at this time.
Olene Burleson Holifield, D. July 22, 2013
Olene Burleson Holifield, age 84, of Newland passed away on July 22, 2013 at Roan Highlands Nursing Center.
A native of Avery County, she was born July 9, 1929 a daughter of the late Henry Mitchell and Jody Weatherman Burleson.
She was a member of First Baptist Church Newland where she taught Sunday School.
Olene was a homemaker and loved raising her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed picking blueberries and huckleberries, cooking and canning.
Along with her parents, Olene was preceded in death by her: husband, Earl Stanley Holifield, Sr.; daughter, Vanessa Lynn Hollifield; sister, Margaret Burleson; brothers, Yates, Samuel, Jack, Harry, Guy and James.
Olene has left to cherish her memory her: daughters, Dale Hollifield of Stoney Creek, TN, Phyllis Hollifield of Newland; sons, Stanley Hollifield, Terry Hollifield both of Newland; brother, Frank Burleson and wife Betty of Bluff City, TN; sister-n-law, Janet Burleson of Newland; grandchildren, Earl Hollifield, Ricky Thompson and wife, Brandy Calloway, Mary Gail Hollifield; great grandson, Kori Lawson; great granddaughters, Tyrah Calloway, Vanessa Calloway.
Funeral services for Olene Burleson will be conducted on Wednesday, July 24th at 2:00 p.m. in the Grandfather Chapel of Reins-Sturdivant. Interment will follow in the Burleson Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. until the service hour.
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 Holifield family.
Ralph Wiseman, D. July 20, 2013
Ralph Wiseman, age 88, of Bob Taylor Road in Newland died Saturday, July 20, 2013 at Brian Center Health and Rehab in Spruce Pine.
Born on January 16, 1925 in Avery County, he was the son of the late Jesse and Sadie Aldridge Wiseman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mabel W. Wiseman who passed away in 2011. He was also preceded in death by his brothers; Joe, Buck, and Mack Wiseman and his sisters; Isabelle Ballew and Susie Wiseman.
Ralph Wiseman is survived by his sons; Lloyd Wiseman and Tony Wiseman both of Newland and Ted Wiseman of Spruce Pine; his brother; Robert Wiseman of Newland; his sisters; Beulah Carpenter, Evelyn Phillips, and Emma Boone all of Newland and Betty Thomas of Bakersville; his grandchildren; Leslie, Chris, and Chad Wiseman and his great grandchildren; Mason and Kipty.
Funeral services for Mr. Ralph Wiseman will be conducted on Monday, July 22, 2013 at 2:00 pm at the Walnut Grove Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Kurt Bomar officiating. Interment will follow in the Walnut Grove Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6:00 pm until 7:00 pm at the church.
Condolences may be e-mailed to the family by going to our website; Error! Hyperlink reference not valid.selecting obituaries, and clicking on Mr. Wiseman’s name and then you may sign his guestbook. Webb Funeral Home in Spruce Pine, NC is assisting the Wiseman 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