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Avery County Obituaries – Compiled Oct. 31, 2013

Lynda Burleson Wise, D. Oct. 29, 2013

Lynda Burleson Wise

Lynda Burleson Wise, age 54, of Newland passed away after a short illness on October 29, 2013 at Watauga Medical Center. 

A native of Avery County, she was born June 8, 1959 a daughter of Billie Ware Burleson of Newland and the late William Loren Burleson. 

She was an Owner and Floral Designer for The Flower Shop for the 13 years and was a member of Fletchers Chapel Presbyterian Church. 

Along with her mother, Lynda has left to cherish her memory her: husband, Robert Wise of Newland; son, Kyle Wise of Newland; step-son, Cain Wise of Newland; sister and brother-in-law, Connie and Ted Greene of Boone; brother and sister-in-law, Tommy and Denise Burleson of Newland; sister and brother-in-law, Martha Jo and Bruce Buchanan of Newland; nephews and niece, Kevin Greene of Anaheim, CA, Nicholas Greene and wife Liz of Fayetville, AK, Robert Burleson of Denver, CO, David Burleson and fiance, Nicole Bohan of Newland, Quentin Burleson of Raleigh, Brooke Buchanan of Newland, Devin Buchanan of Fort Polk, LA; best friend Lisa Cornett of Morganton. 

Lynda lived by the motto Life’s too short be the first one to hit the dance floor. Her only request was for Old Time Rock & Roll to be played at her service and for everyone to celebrate her life not mourn her death. 

Funeral services for Lynda Burleson Wise will be conducted on Thursday, October 31st at 8:00 p.m.in the Grandfather Chapel of Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home with Pastor Roger Wise officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until the service hour. Interment will be Friday, November 1st at 12:00 p.m. in the Fletchers Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: David Burleson, Robert Burleson, Devin Buchanan, Phillip Odom, Mike Carpenter, Stanley Carpenter, Creed Cuthbertson. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Quentin Burleson, John Jones, John “Red” White, Shufford Carpenter, Josh Ware, Lance Ware. 

Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to: Hunter’s Helping Kids at 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 Wise family.