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Watauga, Avery Obituaries – March 20, 2018

The following are recent obituary notices from Austin & Barnes and Hampton funeral homes in Boone and Reins-Sturdivant in Newland.

Johnny Mark Miller 
(May 23, 1963 – March 19, 2018) 

    Johnny Mark Miller, 54, of Miller Lane, Zionville and Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee, passed away Monday afternoon, March 19, 2018 at Johnson City Medical Center.
    Born May 23, 1963 in Avery County, he was a son of Robert Franklin Jr. and Louise Eggers Miller. Johnny was a member of Unity Baptist Church and a self-made man who was confident in his salvation. He spent his life working with his hands and always took pride in whatever job he was doing. An avid gardener with a green thumb, he loved planting and tending his vegetable gardens. He and Becky loved the outdoors and enjoyed hiking in the woods with the dogs. Johnny was employed by John-Re Woodcarving and then by Clover Construction Company. 
    Surviving are his wife, Becky Grayson Miller; mother, Louise Miller of Zionville; sisters, Kathy Pugliese and husband, Bill, Gina Miller, and Lisa Thacker and husband, Bobby, and brothers, Ricky Miller and wife, Brenda, David Miller and wife, Amy and Joey Miller and wife, Roxanna, all of Zionville; mother-in-law, Jean Grayson and brother-in-law, Michael Grayson, both of Mountain City; aunts, Irene Greene and husband, David of Mentor-on–the-Lake, Ohio, and Frances Leonard and husband, Johnny, of Knoxville, TN; uncle, Oley Eggers and wife, Libby, of Zionville; nephews, Garet Garland of Charlotte and Stephen Miller of Chapel Hill; nieces, Sally Hicks and husband, Garrett of Vilas and Kendra Ratcliff and husband, Adam, of Zionville; great-niece, Alyssa Ratcliff; and great-nephews, Kamden Ratcliff, Gunnar, Raylan and Archer Hicks. He is preceded in death by his father, Robert Franklin Miller and father-in-law, Frank Grayson. 
    Funeral services will be conducted Saturday morning, March 24, at 11 oclock at Unity Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Derek Wilson. Graveside services will follow in the Miller Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 until 8 oclock at Austin & Barnes. At other times, the family will be at the home of Louise Miller, 367 Miller Lane, Zionville. 
    Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to the Unity Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 154, Zionville, NC 28698.
    Online condolences may be shared at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com
    Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Miller family.



John P. Geary 
(September 27, 1941 – March 18, 2018) 

    John Patrick Geary (76) passed away at his home on March 18, 2018. 
    Geary came to Appalachian State University in 1976 to teach in what was then the Department of Business Education and remained to teach in the Walker College of Business until the fall semester of 2017 when he entered phased retirement. 
    John Geary was born in Fort Knox, KY, in September 1941, where his father served with the U.S. military as an oral surgeon. He grew up in Mobile, Al, where he attended University Military School for elementary and high school, University of Alabama in Birmingham for his undergraduate degree and Samford Law School for his JD. He practiced law in Mobile for three years before returning to George Peabody College (now of Vanderbilt University) in Nashville, TN for a PhD in Higher Education Administration. He served as Associate Dean of Students of Greensboro College and as an assistant to the Chancellor of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, each for an academic year, before accepting a position at Appalachian State University.
    He was a member of the Religious Society of Friends(Quakers) and served on Central Committee and on the Steering Committee for the Quaker Bookstore for many years. 
    John is survived by his wife, Judith Foster Geary, sons John Michael and James Leo Geary, daughter Catherine Geary Johnson, son-in-law Eric Galan Johnson and grandchildren Mayanna Geary Johnson and Elan Patrick Johnson. He was preceded in death by his father, Leo Patrick Geary, mother, Pansy Pearl Kunkel Geary, and sister, Suellen Geary Wright.
    A memorial service will be held Tuesday March 27, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. on ASU campus in Peacock Hall (the Walker College of Business.) Memorial contributions may be made to Medi Home Healthcare and Hospice or to Hospitality House of Boone.
    Online condolences may be shared with the Geary family at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com



Mr. Bobby Cook 
(December 20, 1930 – March 16, 2018) 

    Mr. Robert Carter (Bobby) Cook, age 87, of Blackberry Road, Boone, passed away Friday evening, March 16, 2018 at Glenbridge Health & Rehabilitation. Born December 20, 1930 in Caldwell County, he was a son of the late Robert Clell Cook and Velma McLean Cook. Bobby was a member and Deacon at Baileys Camp Baptist Church. He was a retired machine operator with Broyhill Furniture. Bobbys favorite hobby was Ginseng hunting. 
    He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Mae Elliott Cook, six children, Robert Cook, Jr., and wife Myra, David Cook and wife Ronda, Tim Cook and wife Debby all of Boone, Marsha Combs and husband Gerald of Sugar Grove, Marta Lewis and husband Terry of Boone and Mark Cook and wife Karen of Fleetwood, two brothers, Herman Cook of Florida and Gaither Cook and wife Linda of Banner Elk, five brothers in law, Paul Thompson of Forest City, Carl Jordan of Bristol, Virginia, Bill Elliott of Roanoke, Virginia, Johnny Elliott of Jefferson and Emmett Lewis of Ashe county, 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. 
    In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Ona Laferne Story Cook, one sister, Sarah Jane Thompson, and one brother, Joby Cook.
    Funeral services for Mr. Bobby Cook will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 PM at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Eddie Lewis and Rev. Sam McGinn. Burial will follow in the Baileys Camp Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6 PM until 8 PM at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home.
    Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to Caldwell Hospice & Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood Street, NW, Lenoir, NC 28645. Online condolences may be shared with the Cook family at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com
    Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Cook family.



Ruth Wilson Brown 
(March 16, 1927 – March 15, 2018) 

    Ruth Wilson Brown, 91, of Pineview Dr., Boone, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Life Care Center of Banner Elk. Born March 16, 1927 in Watauga County, she was the daughter of John Clinton and Leanah Winebarger Wilson. Mrs. Brown was a member of Perkinsville Baptist Church. She was loved by her family and they were everything to her. She was a strong spirited lady who loved the Lord, was a hard worker, and loved working outside growing flowers, vegetable gardening, and sharing with her family and friends the bounty of herlabor. She also loved the craft of quilting and making sure each of her family members had a quilt that Mamaw had made. 
    Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Elzie Smith Brown; five sisters, Georgia Morris, Ruby Triplett, Lucille Miller, Mary Wilson, and Jean Cottrell; and three brothers, Raymond, Frank, and Alex Wilson. 
    She is survived by her children, Shirley Critcher and husband, Rodney, Wanda Kerley, and Marie Norris and husband, Mike, all of Boone, and Roger Brown of Wilkesboro; seven grandchildren, Lorie Bolick and friend, Anthony Critcher, of Boone, Bradley Warren and wife, Christy, of Vilas, Gina Thompson and husband, Greg, of Mountain City, TN, Tammy Isaacs and husband, Charles, of Vilas, Kendall Houck and husband, Jon, of Boone, Kinsay Sand and husband, Matt, of Asheville, and Josh Brown of Rock Hill, SC; ten great-grandchildren, Tyler Thompson and wife, Danielle, Katie Watson and husband, Luke, Lauren Thompson, Madison Bolick, Bailey Bolick, Lindsay W. Ford and husband, Sam, Brandon Warren, Justin Isaacs, Jessica I. Moretz and husband, Justin, and Olive Sand; and by one great-great-grandchild, Jaxxon Ford. She is also survived by a special brother-in-law, Glenn Cottrell, who she always knew when he visited, and special sister-in-law, Peggy Trivett, who could always make her laugh. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews and friends. 
    Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon, March 17, 2018 at 3 oclock at Perkinsville Baptist Church, officiated by Pastor Seth Norris, Rev. Harold Bennett and Preacher Greg Thompson. The family will receive friends Saturday from 1 until 3 oclock, prior to services, at the church. Graveside services will follow at Jont Brown Cemetery. 
    Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to Caldwell Hospice & Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood St., NW, Lenoir, NC 28645. 
    Online condolences may be shared at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com
    Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Brown family



Mrs. Elizabeth Lib C. Norris 

(May 15, 1932 – March 14, 2018) 

    Elizabeth Ann Clapp Norris, age 86, rejoined her family in her heavenly home on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Her recent residence was in the Twin Lakes Retirement Community of Burlington, NC. The daughter of Charlie Gilmer Clapp and Cora Lee Mock Clapp, Lib was born on May 15, 1932 in eastern Guilford County, North Carolina. 
    Lib became the name all her family and friends called her. She had many stories and fond memories growing up on the farm in the close-knit community of McLeansville. She attended McLeansville Elementary School where she, her friends, and siblings put on plays for their parents. They formed a group they called the Uncle Sams Defense Club. Once a month they met at a members home where they pooled their pennies to purchase US Savings Stamps. From those stamps they purchased war Bonds to fund World War II. The mothers would serve cookies and Kool-aid to bolster their morale and support their activities. With Libs keen memory she still knew the names of all the members: Marvin, David, John Clapp, Mary Bell, the Shepards and Eleanor and the Sharpe children. 
    After graduating in 1950 from McLeansville High School, Lib attended Brevard College one year then moved on to High Point University to earn a degree in early childhood education. Her first teaching assignment was in Thomasville City Schools. It was there while rooming with Nannie Greene she met her future husband, Eddie Paul Norris. It seems a church picnic was planned and one of Nannies friends brought Eddie who was home on leave from the Army. The group needed a female to fill-in and invited Lib. From exchanging letters during the week and visits on the weekend their love grew. As is usually the expectation, Lib followed her new husband wherever he went. After a very short residence in the Detroit, Michigan area, they returned home settling in Eddies home county of Watauga.
    In Boone and Watauga County Lib taught school for 31 years. She became teacher of Teacher Of The Year in 1973-74 while at Cove Creek Elementary School. She was a life member of Alpha Delta Kappa, an honorary teachers sorority; a member of NCEA and NEA, North Carolina Educators Association and National Education Association. While in college she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority.
    During her years in Boone and Watauga County she and Eddie were members of Henson Chapel United Methodist Church of Vilas. From teaching Sunday School and Bible School, and holding almost every office in the Methodist Church, Lib was a leader. Later they moved to the Boone United Methodist Church where Lib has a lifetime membership in the United Methodist Women and also worked in many capacities. While presently a member at Boone United Methodist she also holds associate membership at Mt Pleasant United Methodist Church in Greensboro, the church where she spent her childhood.
    Lib was a member of the Eastern Star for over 60 years. She was a past Worthy Matron of OES. After Lib and Eddie retired they spent many years traveling to 49 of the 50 states. Beginning in 1975 to 2000 they made yearly trips to discover and enjoy the United States. Often they took close friends with them as they experienced this wonderful country.
    Lib and Eddie were married for 58 years. They built a nice cabin in the beautiful Watauga Mountains where Eddie grew up. The cabin has been a get-away place for many family and friends. Always with a giving heart, Lib shared her resources and talents with her students and to anyone where she saw a need.
    Mrs. Norris was preceded in death by her parents and husband. Also her only child, Gregory Newton Norris passed away during his 21st year. Preceding her is sister, Dorothy Clapp Guffey; sister-in-laws Sylvia Fryar Clapp and Grace Wheeler Norris Wagner, and brother-in-law John Greer Norris.
    Those left to cherish her memory:
    Brothers Marvin Clapp and David Clapp (Emily)
    Brother-in-law Don Wagner
    Nieces and Nephews, Andy Clapp (Lisa), Alan Clapp (Amy), Mike Clapp (Pam), Raymond Clapp (Shree), Steven Clapp (Crystal), Kim Jackson (Jeremiah), Jeff Guffey, Regina Miller (Earl), Renetta Lineberry (John)
    Great nieces and nephews:
    Drew, Spencer, Heath, Alana, Gwyneth, Jacob, Michaela, Rachel, Brandon, David, Sarah, Lauren, and Jonathan
    Also she leaves two great great nieces and one great great nephew.
    Funeral services will be held on Saturday March 17, 2018, at 1:00 pm, visitation 11:30am to 1:00pm, (all) at Austin Barnes Funeral Home, Boone North Carolina. Burial will follow at Mountlawn Memorial Park & Gardens.
    Mrs. Norris requests that memorial donations be made to Hospice of Alamance County, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215 or to the Greg Norris Memorial Scholarship Fund at Watauga High School, 300 Go Pioneers Drive, Boone, NC 28607.
    Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Norris (Clapp) family.


Dewey Clyde “Duke” Wright, Jr.

May 07, 1955 – March 12, 2018

Dewey Clyde “Duke” Wright, Jr. age 62, of 270 Lazy Lake Road, Boone went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, March 12, 2018. 

Dewey will be remembered as an awesome father, son, husband and brother. He was also much more than this. He was a man of his word and valued honesty above all. His work ethic was matched by none. Nothing gave him more pleasure than to spend his days working and getting things done. Dewey managed Dewey Wright Well Drilling and had worked there from youth. He valued his employees and tried to treat everyone well. They were more than employees to him they were his friends and was fondly nicknamed “Duke”. In his school years he was known as a “Star Athlete”. He received many awards and held several basketball records for years. Dewey was a kind and loved person and will be remembered always! 

He is survived by his wife, Darlene Reed Wright of Boone, one daughter, Ally Nicole Wright of Boone, one son, Ryon Calhoun of Newland, mother, Margie Wright of Boone, two sisters, Sherry Wright Wilson and Robyn Wright Roark and husband Steven all of Boone and a brother-in-law, Kenny Isaacs of Boone. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dewey Clyde Wright, Sr., one sister, Carolyn Wright Isaacs and one brother, John Wright.

Funeral services for Dewey Clyde “Duke’ Wright, Jr. will be conducted Saturday, March 17, 2018, at 3:00 o’clock at Alliance Bible Fellowship. Reverend Scott Andrews will officiate. Interment will follow at the Wright Family Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 3:00 at the church, prior to the service.

Flowers are appreciated or memorial contributions may be made to Alliance Bible Fellowship, 1035 NC Highway 105 Bypass, Boone, North Carolina 28607.

Online condolences may be sent to the Wright family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com.

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements



Dustin Canter

May 24, 1988 – March 13, 2018

Dustin Canter, age 29, of 4614 Meat Camp Road, Todd, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2018 in Raleigh.

Dustin was loved. He was loved by his dad and mom, Earl and Judy Canter, his big brother, Joseph Canter, big sister, Melissa and brother-in-law, Josh Brown, big sister, Maria and brother-in-law Josh Idol and his baby sister, Mary Canter. He was adored by his nephews, Mack, Mason and Nicholas and nieces Gracie Belle and Sophie Love. He was loved by grandmother, Juanita Day and husband Robbie and many aunts and uncles and countless cousins. Dustin was also loved by friends and customers as the proud owner of Urgent Care Plumbing.

Dustin has gone to be with Jesus along with his paternal grandfather and grandmother, Wade and Martha Belle Canter Moretz, maternal grandfather, Frank Gooch and his aunts, uncles and cousins that have gone on before him.

Dustin will be remembered as a bighearted, generous, hardworking, loyal, strong, caring man.Also as a shameless flirt with an impeccable sense of humor. Dustin will be greatly missed.

Funeral services for Dustin Canter will be conducted Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 11:00 o’clock at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Freddie Stapleton and Reverend Danny Honeycutt will officiate. Interment will follow in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 until 11:00 at the chapel, one hour prior to the service.

On line condolences may be sent to the Canter family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.



Owen Mickey Little

November 30, 1937 – March 15, 2018

Owen Mickey Little Jr.80,passed away Thursday March 15th,2018 at Novant Hospital surrounded by his family and friends.

Mickey was born November 30th,1937 in Boone ,N.C.to Owen M Little and Ella Davis Little. Mickey graduated Cove Creek High School in Watauga County, after graduation Mickey enlisted in the Army and became an MP while serving in Japan. When he retuned home from Japan he enrolled into Kings College in Charlotte where he met his wife Patricia and they were later married in 1962.

Mickey worked in the building products industry for over 30 years, then later going back to school to become a real estate agent for several years.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years Patricia Stanley Little ,his son Benjy Little and wife Cindy of Kernersville ,N.C., his grandson Drew Little of Jacksonville Florida. His sister Odenia Wilson of Boone, N .C. and numerous nephews and nieces and his best fur baby Diva, who would sit with him daily in their favorite chair.

Visitation will be Sunday March 18th,2018 at Salem Methodist Church in Denver ,N.C. at 2:00 pm, followed by a service at 3:00 P.M. conducted by Pastor David Greene.

A graveside service will be Monday March 19 at Sharon Memorial Park in Charlotte at 1:00 P.M..

Memorial donations may be made in memory of Mickey Little to Salem UMC ,378 Pilot Knob Road ,Denver ,N.C. 28037.

Funeral Arrangements are in the care of Good Samaritan Funeral Home in Denver, North Carolina.  Announcement courtesy of Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service.



Georgia Elrod Wood

October 14, 1922 – March 16, 2018

Georgia Elrod Wood, age 95, of Clemmons, native and former resident of Watauga County, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 16, 2018, Trinity Elms Health and Rehabilitation in Clemmons. Her lifelong devotion to her family and many, many friends as well as her firm belief in God, supported her and ultimately gave her peace.

“Mrs. Georgia” was born October 14, 1922 in Watauga County, daughter of the late Edward and Josie Nelson Elrod. She was a retired secretary for Mountain Oil Company and a charter member of Deerfield United Methodist Church.

“Mrs. Georgia” is survived by her daughter, Martha Wood Wilson (husband, Roy) of Mocksville. Her two beloved grandsons, Paul Dale Wilson (wife, Pam) and Loyd Roger Wilson (wife, Dawn) and two cherished great granddaughters, Gabby and Alexa. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by the love of her life, her husband, Dale S. Wood.

Funeral services for Georgia Elrod Wood will be conducted Tuesday afternoon, March 20, 2018, at 2:00 o’clock, at Deerfield United Methodist Church. The body will lie in state, at the church, from 12:30 until 2:00 o’clock. Officiating will be Reverend Wes Austin and Reverend Sylvia C. Wilhelm. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Blowing Rock.

The family will receive friends Tuesday afternoon, from 12:30 until 2:00 o’clock, at the church, prior to the service.

Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to the Deerfield United Methodist Church Building Loan Fund, P.O. Box 1337, Boone, NC 28607.

Online condolences may be sent to the Wood family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com

Hampton Funeral and Cremation is in charge of the arrangements.


Ronald Joseph Oberle

September 23, 1933 – March 18, 2018

Ronald Joseph Oberle, CDR USN, Retired, age 84, of Cliff Drive in Blowing Rock passed away (peacefully) Sunday morning March 18th, at The Foley Center at Chestnut Ridge in Blowing Rock.

Ron was born September 23, 1933 in New York City, son of the late Herman and Catherine Oberle. He was awarded a Navy ROTC scholarship to the University of South Carolina where he received a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Ron was a commissioned an Ensign in the United States Navy and was a career Naval Aviator. He was a graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California with a Masters Degree in Quantum Physics. After his Naval Career, Ron was a graduate of The George Washington School of Law with a Doctorate in Government Contract Law; serving the Office of Thrift Supervision serving as Associate General Counsel for 11 years. Locally, he was Post Commander of the Blowing Rock American Legion Post 256, member of the Blowing Rock Planning Board, member of the Blowing Rock Rotary Club, and member of the Blowing Rock Historical Society. Ron was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Boone.

Ron is survived by one son, J. Hampton Oberle and wife Cynthia of Annandale, Virginia; one daughter-in-law, Deborah Oberle of Hickory; two grandsons, Nicholas Keller Oberle and Christopher Dalton Oberle, both of Hickory; one granddaughter, Alison Billington and husband Hunter of Beaufort, South Carolina, and one great-grandson, Colt Keller Billington of Beaufort.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Keller Oberle, and one son, Charles K. Oberle.

A Funeral Mass for Ronald Joseph Oberle, CDR USN, Retired will be conducted Saturday morning, March 24, 2018, at 10:00 o’clock, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Boone. The body will lie in state, at the church, from 9:00 until 10:00 o’clock. Officiating will be father Matthew Codd. Military graveside rites and burial, provided by American Legion Post 130 and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 90, will follow in the family plot at Woodlawn Cemetery in Blowing Rock.

The family will receive friends at a reception following the graveside service at the Blowing Rock American Legion Hall Post 256. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Watauga Humane Society, PO Box PO Box 1835, Boone, North Carolina, 28607, or to the Blowing Rock Historical Society, PO Box 804, Blowing Rock, North Carolina, 28604.

Online condolences may be sent to the Oberle family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.




William R. Wilkinson

November 29, 1931 – March 19, 2018

William R. “Bill” Wilkinson, age 86, of Railroad Grade Road, Todd, passed away Monday afternoon, March 19, 2018.

Bill was born November 29, 1931 in Mecklenburg County, a son of the late Eddie Thomas Wilkinson and Martha Yarborough Wilkinson. He was a retired electronics technician for Bell South and served with the United States Army. Bill was member of Rutherwood Baptist Church in Boone.

Bill is survived by one daughter, Nancy Wilkinson of Charlotte; one granddaughter, Jennifer Deal and husband Kevin of Waxhaw, and two great-grandsons, Peyton Avery Deal and Graham McClellan Deal, both of Waxhaw. He is also survived by his beloved companion of 12 years, “Missy”.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Jameson Wilkinson, and his twin brother, Robert Wilkinson.

Funeral services for William R. “Bill” Wilkinson will be conducted Thursday afternoon, March 22, 2018, at 2:30 pm, at Rutherwood Baptist Church. The body will lie in state, at the church, from 1:00 until 2:30. Officiating will be Reverend Peter Vandenburg. Graveside services and burial will be conducted Friday afternoon, March 23, 2018, at 2:00 o’clock, at Forest Lawn West Cemetery in Charlotte.

The family will receive friends Thursday afternoon, from 1:00 until 2:30 o’clock, at the church, prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care of the High Country, 902 Kirkwood Street NW, Lenoir, North Carolina, 28645, or to Novant Hospice at novanthealth.org 

Online condolences may be sent to the Wilkinson family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.


Gregg Michael Malik

May 13, 1954 – March 15, 2018

Gregg Malik, age 63, of Newland, North Carolina passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at his home in Newland, North Carolina
He was born on May 13, 1954 in Wayne County, Michigan, a son of Henry Malik and Dorothy Knight Malik.
He graduated from Colorado Christian University with a Bachelors of Arts Degree and worked for many years restoring furniture. He loved spending time outside and teaching his grandchildren about the outdoors.
He was preceded in death by his Father, Henry Malik; Mother, Dorothy Malik;
Gregg leaves behind to cherish his memory his: Wife: Nancy Webb Malik of Newland, NC; Daughter, Rebecca Silva, Son, Lee Malik, Sister, Janis Malik Caruso, Grandchildren: Zion Silva, Anni Silva, Chai Silva, Jedd Silva, Isabel Malik, Ryder Malik, Karina Malik.
Services for Gregg will be announced at a later date.
Words of Comfort and Memories may be shared with the Malik family by visiting our websitewww.rsfh.net
The care of Gregg and his family has been entrusted to Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland.