Ashe County Obituaries – Compiled Aug. 8, 2012
Vivian Goodman, D. Aug. 8, 2012
Mrs. Vivian Wyatt Goodman, age 83 of Jefferson passed away Wednesday morning at Ashe Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services are incomplete at this time.
Mrs. Goodman is survived by:
Two sons Donnie Goodman of Knightdale
Alan Goodman of West Jefferson
Three daughters Joyce Blevins of West Jefferson
Brenda Garland of West Jefferson
Linda Harless of West Jefferson
One brother Roger Wyatt of West Jefferson
Fourteen Grandchildren, Twenty-three great- grandchildren and several nieces & nephews also survive.
The deceased again, Mrs. Vivian Wyatt Goodman age 83, Jefferson.
Joseph Fairchild, D. August 6, 2012
Joseph Luke Fairchild, the infant son of Bill and Becky Fairchild of Crumpler passed away Monday at Forsyth Medical Center.
A private graveside service will be held.
Master Fairchild is survived by:
His parents Bill and Becky Bard Fairchild
Maternal grandparents Russell Bard, Jr. of Crumpler
Diane and Tony Blevins of Lansing
Paternal grandparents William & Carol Fairchild of Idlewild
Maternal great-grandmother Louise Sawyer of West Jefferson
Paternal great-grandfather Kenneth Goodman of Fleetwood
The family requests no food or flowers please!
Memorials may be made to the Gideon’s, PO Box 993, West Jefferson, NC 28694.
Jonas Miller, D. Aug. 7, 2012
Mr. Jonas Miller, age 85 of West Jefferson passed away Tuesday morning at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:00pm at Boone Family Funeral Home with Brother Ralph Smith and Brother Keith Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Severt Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Friday from 6-8pm at Boone Family Funeral Home.
Mr. Miller is survived by:
His wife: Marie Severt Miller; One Son: Lloyd Miller of West Jefferson;
Three daughters: Betty Lambert of West Jefferson; Pauline Patrick of North Wilkesboro; Becky Whybrew of Pfafftown
4 sisters: Geneva Morgan of Westmister, Maryland; Lillie Mae Phillips of Winston-Salem; Myrtle Little of Jefferson; Deettie Royal of Jefferson
3 brothers: Ira Miller of West Jefferson; Gomer Miller of Marion, NC; JCMiller of Marion, NC
Seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews also survive.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family, C/O Boone Family Funeral Home, PO Box 786 West Jefferson NC 28694.
Funeral Service: Saturday, August 11, 2012 2:00 PM Boone Family Funeral Home, Inc., West Jefferson, NC
Visitation: Friday, August 10, 2012 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Boone Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, West Jefferson, NC
Interment: Severt Family Cemetery, West Jefferson, NC
Dessie Mae Roark, D. Aug. 4, 2012
Mrs. Dessie Mae Roark, age 77, of Creston, passed away Saturday evening, August 4, 2012 at Margate Health and Rehab.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 2:00PM at Boone Family Funeral Home with Rev. Frankie Rash officiating. Burial will follow in the Roark Family Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 from 6-8 pm at Boone Family Funeral Home.
Mrs. Roark was born in Ashe County on July 6, 1935 to the late Jefferson Trivette and Hattie Greer.
She was also preceded in death by her first husband; Jewel Roark; one son; Mark Roark; a grandson; Scott Roark; two sisters; Eula Smith and Elmina Summerlin; and two brothers; Leonard Trivette and Clemmon Trivette.
Mrs. Roark is survived by her husband; Clay Roark; three sons; Allen Roark and wife Trisha of West Jefferson, Elwood Roark of Lenoir, and Mike Roark and wife Paula of Hudson; four daughters; Linda Borror of Creston, Cindy Phipps of Lansing, Teresa Price of Conover, and Shelia Shook and husband Danny of Hudson; two brothers; Melvin Trivette and wife Hallie of Deep Gap, and J.L. Trivette and wife Mary of West Jefferson; one sister; Opal Bumgarner of Hudson; thirteen grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral Service: Wednesday, August 08, 2012 2:00 PM Boone Family Funeral Home, Inc., West Jefferson, NC
Visitation: Tuesday, August 07, 2012 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Boone Family Funeral Home, Inc., West Jefferson, NC
Interment: Roark Family Cemetery, Warrensville, NC
Harold Kluttz, D. Aug. 4, 2012
Mr. Harold Lloyd Kluttz, Sr., age 84, of Jefferson, NC passed away Saturday night, August 4, 2012 at Forsyth Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 2:00pm at Boone Family Funeral Home with Rev. Rob Brooks and Rev. Brandon Martin officiating. Burial will follow in the Ashelawn Memorial Gardens and services will conclude with a gathering of family and friends at Ashe Shrine Club, 117 Morphew Lane, Jefferson.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 from 6-8pm at Boone Family Funeral Home.
Mr. Kluttz was born in Rowan County on September 2, 1927 to the late Roy Kluttz, Sr. and Hazel Glover Kluttz. He served in the United States Navy during World War II, attended Catawba College and worked for Armour Foods Company in Charlotte, NC for forty-three years. After retiring as plant manager and relocating to Jefferson, he opened Ashe Athletics Sporting Goods store in downtown West Jefferson. He was an active member of Ashe County Shrine Club, the Masonic Lodge, Oasis Shrine Temple as an Ambassador, the Royal Order of Jesters, Charlotte Court 109 and the American Legion Post 275 in Lansing. He actively attended Nathan’s Creek United Methodist Church.
He is preceded in death by his parents; Roy Kluttz, Sr. and Hazel Glover Kluttz; and a brother; Roy Kluttz, Jr.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and is survived by his wife of sixty years Ruth Cope Kluttz; three sons; Harold Lloyd Kluttz Jr. and wife Margie of Lincolnton, Craig Cope Kluttz and wife Susan of Gastonia/Indian Trail, and Glenn Reeves Kluttz and wife Vickie of Jefferson; one sister; Donna Jarrett and husband James of Newton; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ashe Masonic Lodge, C/O Jeff Jones, PO Box 1911 West Jefferson, NC 28694; Ashe Shrine Club, C/O Jim Barlow, PO Box 244, Jefferson, NC 28640; or to Nathans Creek United Methodist Church, 422 Nathans Creek School Road, Crumpler, NC 28617.
Funeral Service: Thursday, August 09, 2012 2:00 PM Boone Family Funeral Home, Inc., West Jefferson, NC
Visitation: Wednesday, August 08, 2012 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Boone Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, West Jefferson, NC
Interment: Ashelawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Jefferson, NC
Norman Carpenter, D. Aug. 4, 2012
Mr. Norman Lida Carpenter, age 94, of Warrensville, died Saturday afternoon, August 4, 2012 at Ashe Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be held Monday, August 6, 2012 at 7:00pm at Boone Family Funeral Home with Rev. Tommy Dollar, Rev. Julian Owens, and Rev. Denton Hart officiating. Graveside service will be held Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 10am at the Carpenter Fairview Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Monday, August 6, 2012 from 5-7pm at Boone Family Funeral Home.
Mr. Carpenter was born in Ashe County on June 16, 1918 to the late Sidney Marion Carpenter and Liza Calhoun.
He is preceded in death by his wife; Ottie Patrick Carpenter; two daughters; Betty Sue Carpenter and Wanda Mae Carpenter; one brother; Garland Carpenter; one sister; Estie Hart; and one granddaughter; Wanda Weaver.
He is survived by five sons; Denver Carpenter of Lansing, Ernie Carpenter of Lansing, Charles Carpenter of Lansing, Dolin Carpenter of Elk Park, and Jerry Carpenter of Lansing; two daughters; Shelby Hartzog of Fleetwood, and Wilma May of Jefferson; two sisters; Brunett Carpenter and Exie Carpenter of Mountain City, TN; twenty-three grandchildren; forty-four great-grandchildren; thirteen great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews also survive.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Lansing Fire Department PO Box 176 Lansing NC 28643 or Hospice PO Box 421 Jefferson NC 28640.
Mildred Cox Bledsoe, D. Aug. 3, 2012
Mrs. Mildred Cox Bledsoe, age 96, of West Jefferson, died Friday morning, August 3, 2012 at Watauga Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held Monday, August 6, 2012 at 10:00am at Beaver Creek Christian Church with Pastor Creighton Beatty officiating. Burial will follow in the Ashelawn Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, August 5, 2012 from 6-8pm at Boone Family Funeral Home.
Mrs. Bledsoe was born in Ashe County on July 31, 1916 to the late Charles Cox and Bertie Harvey McGuire. Mrs. Bledsoe, known to many as “Mid”, will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, neighbor and friend. Visitors never left her home empty handed if she had been cooking that day and she shared with everyone her “made from scratch” baking. She was a gifted lady who enjoyed many years after retirement gardening, cooking, and sewing. Most especially, her talents will be missed by her numerous “sewing customers” as she was seamstress to many in Ashe and surrounding counties. When she wasn’t busy doing alterations, she kept busy with her quilt making, each stich sewn by hand. She loved her church family and was loved by them being a member for over 65 years.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Gilmer L. Bledsoe; a daughter; Pat Turpin; and a brother; Clyde Cox.
She is survived by one son; Doug Bledsoe and wife Brenda of West Jefferson; two daughters; Janet Watson and husband Joe and Dorothy Bledsoe of Lexington NC; fourteen grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; six great great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to: Beaver Creek Christian Church, 141 Ray Road, West Jefferson, NC 28694.
Listings of Funeral Homes in Ashe County:
Ashelawn Memorial Chapel, Gardens & Mausoleum
3470 U.S. 221 N
P.O. Box 148
Jefferson, NC 28640
Badger Funeral Home
300 North Main Street
P.O. Box 139
West Jefferson, NC 28694
Boone Family Funeral Home
2005 Mount Jefferson Road
PO Box 786
West Jefferson, NC 28694