Ashe County Obituaries – Compiled Dec. 4, 2012

Published Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Ashe County Obituaries – Compiled Dec. 4, 2012

Charlie Rash, D. Dec. 4, 2012
Charlie William Rash, age 69, of Warrensville, passed away Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at Ashe Memorial Hospital.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 2:00pm at Boone Family Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. J.C. Darnell and Rev. Jimmy Galgano officiating.

The family will receive friends from 12:30-2:00pm, prior to the memorial service.

Mr. Rash was born in Ashe County on June 13, 1943 to the late Blake Milliard and Francis Jones Rash. He was a Farmer.

He is survived by a son, Eric Wayne Rash and wife, Danielle, of Warrensville; a daughter, Cynthia Woodie of West Jefferson; a sister, Opal Rash Page of North Wilkesboro; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; 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.

Rollin Victor Schwirtz

Rollin Victor Schwirtz, D. Dec. 4, 2012
Mr. Rollin Victor Schwirtz age 89, of Jefferson, NC died Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at his home. Mr. Schwirtz was born on November 20, 1923 in Wabasha County, MN to Edward and Bertha Wilde Schwirtz. Mr. Schwirtz was preceded in death by 3 brothers. Mr. Schwirtz served 5 years in the Navy during WWII. He received a Purple Heart for his heroic service during the Battle of Midway.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 2:00 pm at the Badger Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Tim Starbuck & David VanHoy. Burial will follow in Jefferson Cemetery with military rites. The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at Badger Funeral Home.

Mr. Schwirtz is survived locally by:

His wife: Bette Schwirtz

1 daughter: Jackie Evans of Ennice

also surviving are: 4 sons: 1 daughter, 4 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Flowers will be appreciated, or memorials may be made to: High Country Health Care System Hospice, PO Box 421 Jefferson, NC 28640.

You may send and view condolences to the family at www.badgerfuneralhome.com.

Badger Funeral Home was entrusted with Mr. Schwirtz’s arrangements.

Johnny Glenn Lyall

Johnny Glenn Lyall, D. Dec. 1, 2012
Mr. Johnny Glenn Lyall age 70, of Laurel Springs, died on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at the Ashe Memorial Hospital in Jefferson.

Mr. Lyall was born on September 17, 1942 in Ashe County to Glenn and Dema Reeves Lyall. Including his parents Mr. Lyall was preceded in death by his wife, Ellen Grubb Lyall and special cousin, Richard Waddell. Mr. Lyall worked with cattle on the farm and loved to fish in his spare time. Johnny never met a stranger and enjoyed being around people.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 2:00 pm at the Ashelawn Memorial Chapel by Elder James McNeill. Burial will follow in Ashelawn Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Lyall is survived by: one daughter, Mary Ellen Lyall-Morgan and husband Scott of Laurel Springs, one sister, Alice Graves and husband Larry of FL, special cousin, Mary Sue Warren-Waddell and husband Ray Warren, also surviving are several cousins, nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, c/o Lisa Bottomley, 87 Montview Drive Sparta, NC 28675.

You may send and view condolences to the family at www.ashelawn.com.

Ashelawn Memorial Chapel & Gardens was entrusted with Mr. Lyall’s arrangements.

Lenora Mary Saxon

Lenora Maguire Saxon, D. Nov. 30, 2012
Mrs. Lenora Mary Maguire Saxon, better known as “Mac”, age 92, of West Jefferson passed away Friday afternoon, November 30, 2012 at Ashe Memorial Hospital.

Memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mrs. Saxon was born in Sussex County New Jersey on November 12, 1920 to the late Frank Joseph and Lenora W. Bauderman Maguire. She was a Register Nurse. She also worked as a counselor for the BROC office and retired as Head Matron from the Ashe County Sheriff’s Department.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Edwin Saxon and a grandson, Michael Saxon.

Mrs. Saxon is survived by three sons, Raymond Saxon and wife, Nancy, of Pompano Beach, FL, Robert Edwin Saxon, of Fort Lauderdale, FL and Donald Barry Saxon and wife, Angela, of Tallahassee, FL; a daughter, Patricia Ann Miller and husband, Tony, of The Woodlands, TX; nine grandchildren, Christopher Saxon and Kelly Saxon, both of Pompano Beach, Florida, Scott Saxon, of Tallahassee, Florida, Casey Caplan, of Jensen Beach, Florida, Ryan Saxon and Andrea Saxon, both of Tallahassee, Florida; Andrew Miller, of Madison, Mississippi, Kristen Miller, of The Woodlands, Texas and Scott Harmon, of West Jefferson, North Carolina; seven great -grandchildren; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Maude Bare

Maude Eller Bare, D. Nov. 30, 2012
Mrs. Maude Eller Hall Bare, age 88, of Jefferson passed away Friday evening, November 30, 2012 at her home.

Funeral services will be held Monday, December 3, 2012 at 2pm at Calvary Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Sonny Thomas, Rev. Johnny Goodman, and Rev. Russell Sheets officiating. Burial will follow in the Calvary Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Monday from 12-2pm two hours prior to the funeral service.

Mrs. Bare was born in Ashe County on June 7, 1924 to the late Roy and Dema Wyrick Hall. She was married to Glen Bare for 68 years. She was a member of Calvary Freewill Baptist Church. Maude was known for her cooking and wonderful biscuits. She worked at Cherry Hill Coffee Shop, Eldreth’s and friends and family restaurants. She also worked twenty years at TomMcan shoe factory in Sparta. She was a precious mother, grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, and neighbor. Loved by all who knew her, she will be missed dearly.

She was also preceded in death by two sisters; Cora Mae Pennington and Myrtle Hall; and eight brothers; Gilbert, Walt, Bob, Jasper, Chester, Otis, Carl, and Paul Hall; a son Finley Bare preceded her in death in 1973.

She is survived by one daughter; Beulah Bare Dixon of Jefferson; one granddaughter; Anita Gay Shew Hall of Wilkesboro, two grandsons; Destin Hall of Lenoir, and Corey Shew of Jefferson.

Flowers appreciated or memorials may be made to High Country Healthcare Hospice, PO Box 421, Jefferson, NC 28640.

Margaret Young

Margaret Virginia Faw Young, D. Nov. 27, 2012
Mrs. Margaret Virginia Faw Young age 93, of Mouth of Wilson, VA died on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at Margate Health & Rehab Center.

Mrs. Young was born in Ashe County on February 3, 1919 to the late Robert Avery and Jean Turner Faw. Including her parents, Mrs. Young was preceded in death by her husband, Bassett Young, three sisters, Laura Mae Shatley, Mary Ann Roland, Georgia Goss, five brothers, Jake Faw, Richard Faw, Frank Faw, Robert Faw and Clifford Faw.

Mrs. Young was a member of Greenwood Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening, canning and she enjoyed traveling. She and her husband owned the stockyard in West Jefferson and the stockyard in Jefferson. Family was the most important thing in her life.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 3:00 pm at Ashelawn Memorial Chapel by Rev. Peter Parish and Rev. Wayne Osborne. Burial will follow in Ashelawn Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at Ashelawn Memorial Chapel.

Mrs. Young is survived by: Son, Jimmie Young and wife Linda of Grassy Creek, two grandchildren, Tara Young Miller and husband Chris of West Jefferson, Todd Young and wife Megan of Grassy Creek, one great-granddaughter, Taylon Miller of West Jefferson; two sisters, Eva Kennedy and Bobbie Hines both of Hillsborough, NC; also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

The family respectfully request no flowers or food please, memorials may be made to the New River Fire Department, 6067 NC Highway 16 N. Crumpler, NC 28617 or to the Helton Ambulance Service, c/o Harry Sullivan, 114 Old Helton School Road, Lansing, NC 28643.

The family will be meeting at the home of Jimmie and Linda Young, 212 Bassett Young Rd. in Grassy Creek.

You may send and view condolences to the family at www.ashelawn.com. Ashelawn Memorial Chapel & Gardens was entrusted with Mrs.Young’s arrangements.

Sonya Yvonne Goodman

Sonya Yvonne Goodman, D. Nov. 27, 2012
Sonya Yvonne Goodman, age 67, of Jefferson, long time resident of Margate Health and Rehab Center died on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at Margate Health and Rehab Center in Jefferson. Ms. Goodman was born on July 22, 1945 in Ashe County, NC to the late Roy and Nell Sheets Goodman. She worked for many years at Ashe County ADAP. She was a member of Welcome Home Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 2:00 pm at Ashelawn Memorial Chapel by Rev. Lonnie Jones and Dr. Calvin Miller. Burial will follow in Ashelawn Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm on Satuday prior to the funeral service at Ashelawn.

Ms.Goodman is survived by: Sister, Brenda (John) Walters of Crumpler, NC, Brother, John (Cheryl) Goodman of Greensboro, Nephew, Nathan (Leanna) Walters of Crumpler, Niece, Julie (Jose) Somarriba of New York, NY, Niece, Kristen (Chad) Huff of Westfield, IN, Niece, Amy (Curtis) Lawson of Houston, TX, Niece, Sarah (Patrick) Rose of Dallas, TX, Nephew, John Aaron (Sherri Lynn) Goodman of King; also surviving are seven great nieces.

The family requests no food please. Flowers will be appreciated, or memorials may be made to Welcome Home Baptist Church, 4087 Hwy 221, Jefferson, NC 28640 or Ashe County ADAP

You may send and view condolences to the family at www.ashelawn.com. Ashelawn Memorial Chapel & Gardens was entrusted with Goodman’s arrangements.

Bertha Phillips

Bertha Delray Ashley Phillips, Nov. 26, 2012
Bertha Delray Ashley Phillips, age 90 passed away on Monday, November 26, 2012 at Margate Health & Rehab Center after many years of declining health.

She was born on April 27, 1922, the seventh of 12 children born to Charlie and Lula Roten Ashley. She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Sarah Lopez, six brothers and three sisters.

Mrs. Phillips retired after many years as waitress and hostess at the Domino Restaurant in College Park, MD. Her pies, cakes and fudge were famous to several generations. She possessed the rare quality of having a servant’s heart exemplified in her love and care for family and friends.

Mrs. Phillips is survived by: one daughter, Jakolia “Cookie” Parsons and husband Jim of Lansing; one son, Harold Dean Ashley and wife Monica of North East, MD; two sisters, Edna Ashley of Jefferson and Mary Nell Osborne of Lansing; two sisters-in-law, Leona Phillips Price and Ina Jean Ashley, both of West Jefferson; son-in-law, Joe Lopez of Satelite Beach, FL; six grandchildren, Emily Parsons of Warrensville, John Parsons of West Jefferson, Greg Ashley of Jefferson, Joe Lopez of Livermore, CA, Mark Lopez of Leola, PA and Kevin Lopez of Manasquan, NJ; also surviving are two step-grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 pm Thursday at Ashelawn Memorial Chapel. The family will receive visitors on hour prior to the service. Officiating will be Pastor Jeff Brown and Pastor Eric Caudill. Burial will follow in the Jones-Ashley Cemetery in Clifton. Emmanuel Baptist Church will host the family for dinner and fellowship immediately following.

Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to Emmanuel Baptist World Missions, P.O. Box 1028, Deep Ford Road, Lansing, NC 28643. Friends and family may call at the home of her daughter, Cookie Parsons, 563 Piney Creek Road, Lansing, NC at any time.

You may send and view condolences to the family at www.ashelawn.com. Ashelawn Memorial Chapel & Gardens was entrusted with Mrs. Phillips’ arrangements.

Georgia Koontz

Georgia Koontz, D. Nov. 25, 2012
Mrs. Georgia Eldreth Koontz age 98, of Laurel Springs, NC died on Sunday, November 25, 2012 at her nephews home.

Mrs. Koontz was born on May 28, 1914 in Ashe County to Calvin Wesley and Ennis Lyle Eldreth. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Presley “Pete” Koontz, brothers: Bruce, Luther & John Eldreth, sisters: Ruth Colvard, Opal Miller & Mabel Miller. Mrs. Koontz enjoyed cooking and sewing.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 2:00 pm at Badger Funeral Home Chapel by Elder Eddie Lyle. Burial will follow in Senter Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Koontz is survived by:

1 brother: Jack Eldreth of VA

4 sisters: Maxine Sheets & Marie Pennington both of Jefferson, Winola Moore of MD & Bobbie Fender of SC

care givers, Wayne & Julie Eldreth of Laurel Springs, several nieces and nephews.

Flowers will be appreciated, or memorials may be made to the family, c/o Badger Funeral Home, PO Box 139, West Jefferson, NC 28694.

You may send and view condolences to the family at www.badgerfuneralhome.com.

Badger Funeral Home was entrusted with Mrs. Koontz’s arrangements.

Elaine Little

Elaine Little, D. Nov. 25, 2012
Mrs. Elaine Bare Little, age 80, of Jefferson passed away Sunday morning, November 25, 2012 at her home.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 2:00pm at Highland Community Church at 787 Ray Taylor Road in West Jefferson(across from Ashe Services for the Aging) with Rev. Steve Witherspoon, Rev. Benny Coldfelter and Rev. Ed Hall officiating.

The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00pm on Tuesday one hour prior to the memorial service at the church.

Mrs. Little was born in Ashe County on Monday, June 20, 1032 to the late R. Quinin Bare, Sr. and Nell Miller Bare. She was a Registered Nurse and worked 30 plus years at Ashe Memorial Hospital. She always wanted to help people in need. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be missed by all.

She is survived by two sons, Martin Little and wife, Debbie, of West Jefferson and Keith Little and wife, Teena, of West Jefferson; a daughter, Ann Bowlin and husband, Harold, of Laurel Springs; a brother, Richard Q. Bare, Jr. (better known as Sonny), and wife, Wanda, of Jefferson; five grandchildren, Wendy Poe, Kimberly Eastridge, Hillary Bowlin, Cori Mash and Jessica Little; four great-grandchildren, Maggy Witherspoon, Kira Poe, Madison Shepherd and Finn Mash; a special friend, Lee Roy Ham; a special four legged grandchild, Moo Goo; several nieces and nephews also survive.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Highlands Community Church, PO Box 1489, Jefferson, NC 28640.

The family will be meeting at the home of Keith and Teena Little at 745 Elliott Road in West Jefferson.

Keeta Sheets Blevins

Keeta Sheets Blevins, D. Nov. 24, 2012
Mrs. Keeta Sheets Blevins age 48, of Lansing, passed away on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at the Watauga Medical Center in Boone surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Blevins was born on December 16, 1963 in Ashe County, NC to Dean and Nada Stuart Sheets. Mrs. Blevins was preceded in death by her grandparents. Mrs. Blevins was a member of Helton Valley Baptist Church. Keeta was a caring and loving person. She worked as a waitress last at the Country House Restaurant in Lansing.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 26, 2012 at 2:00 pm at the Ashelawn Memorial Chapel by Rev. Dwight Shepherd, Rev. David Greer and Minister David Lyalls. Burial will follow in Walls Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm on Monday, November 26, 2012 at Ashelawn Memorial Chapel.

Mrs. Blevins is survived by: her husband, Robert Blevins, one son, Justin Sheets of the home, parents, Dean and Nada Stuart Sheets of Lansing, two brothers, Harold Sheets of Wilkesboro, Kenneth Sheets of Lansing, three sisters, Kathy Shepherd, Melanie Jones both of Lansing, Karen Blackburn of Elkin also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Flowers will be appreciated, or memorials may be made to the family, c/o Ashelawn Memorial Chapel, PO Box 148, Jefferson, NC 28640.

You may send and view condolences to the family at www.ashelawn.com.

Beulah Mae Testerman Darnell, D. Nov. 22, 2012
Mrs. Beulah Mae Testerman Darnell age 96, of Jefferson, NC died on Thursday, November 22, 2012 at the Margate Health & Rehab Center in Jefferson, NC. Mrs.
Darnell was born on October 31, 1916 in Lansing, NC to Wendell and Susan Goss Testerman. Mrs. Darnell was preceded in death by Husband, Jessie Clifford Darnell, Daughter, Maxine Darnell Scarff, Daughter, Bobbie Darnell Pierce, Daughter, Bernice “Bunny” Darnell Andrews, Daughter, Margaret “Margie” Darnell Mitzel, Grandchild, Donnie Hamm, Great Grandchild, Brandon Schuler. Mrs. Darnell was a member of Chrome Hill Freewill Baptist Church in Forest Hill, MD and a member for thirty year of Landmark Baptist Church in Lansing, NC.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 1:00 pm at the Harkins Funeral Home, 600 Main Street, Delta, PA 17314 by Rev. Charles McCoy, Rev. Russell Sheets. Burial will follow in Bel Air Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at Harkins Funeral Home, 600 Main Street, Delta, PA 17314.

Mrs. Darnell is survived by: Daughter, Linda (Roy) Blevins, Daughter, Carol (Neil) Porter of Elkton, MD, Daughter, Louise Hamm of Bel Air, MD, Son, John Darnell of Jefferson, NC, Son, Larry (Kathryn) Darrnell of Forest Hill, MD, son in-law, Vernon Scarff of Baltimore, MD, sister in-law, Pauline Darnell of Jefferson, NC also surviving are 27 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren, 14 great great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Flowers will be appreciated, or memorials may be made to Landmark Baptist Church, c/o Angie Cheek, PO Box 175, Jefferson, NC 28640..

Carl Richard Poe, D. Nov. 22, 2012
Carl Richard Poe, 77, of Speedway Road, North Wilkesboro, formerly of West Jefferson, died Thursday, November 22, 2012 at his home.

He was born June 30, 1935 in Ashe County to Ellis and Ella Bare Poe. He was a US Army veteran and was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Ashe County. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Joyce Bourne, Virginia “Ginny” Canter, and Claire Pennington; two brothers, Doughton Poe and Sidney Poe.

Survivors include: his wife, Ina Elliott Poe of the home; one daughter, Tammie Poe Woodie and husband Steve of Laurel Springs; two sons, Timothy Mark Poe and wife Tina of North Wilkesboro, Tony Randall Poe and wife Kim of Hamptonville; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Georgia Poe Meadows, Mae Poe Lawing both of Rutherford County, Ann Poe Bowman of Baltimore, MD; two step-daughters, Donna Roten, Mylinthia Wagoner and husband Allen all of North Wilkesboro; six step-grandchildren, four step-great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be 11:00 o’clock Saturday at Badger Funeral Home Chapel in Ashe County with Rev. Fred Richardson and Rev. Joey McClure officiating. The family will receive friends at Badger Funeral Home prior to and following the memorial service.

Potted plants will be accepted or memorials may be made to United Hospice Foundation, 902 West D Street, Ste. D., North Wilkesboro, NC 28659.

The family would like to express their gratitude to Frances Poe Perry and United Hospice of Wilkes for their kindness and support shown during this difficult time.

Velma Marsh Poe

Velma Marsh Poe, D. Nov. 22, 2012
Velma Ray Marsh Poe, age 86 of Laurel Springs, passed away Thursday, November 22, 2012 at Margate Health and Rehab Center. Mrs. Poe was born in Ashe County on April 4, 1925 to the late Charlie and Callie Shatley Marsh. She was married November 21, 1951 to the late Earl W. Poe for 59 years. Including her parents and husband Mrs. Poe was preceded in death by; two brothers Herb and Fred Marsh; three sisters Hazel Miller, Louise Bare and Blanche Marsh.

She was a Christian, a loving and caring mother, a wife, a problem solver, and a friend. She loved, to care for and nurture children. She was an industrious person. After retiring for the evening and after reading a passage from her bible she would pick a craft such as making a quilt to keep busy. Her fondest memory was making a baby blanket for her one and only grandson, now a college Senior, majoring in Engineering at the NC State University.

When she was first diagnosed with cancer, she took the news calmly. But she was determined to fight the disease and win. She did win. For many years she managed her illness and lived the remainder of her year’s cancer free. She had many happy and productive years. She continued to make crafts; she worked in her church, and she took care of her aging family. Later in life a stroke nearly ended her life. Thanks to the grace of God she survived that stroke and many more seizures before succumbing to the disease.

On her last day with us, she spent her final hours with her eldest son. She went peacefully and the family took comfort knowing that she was at peace with her Creator. Somehow it helped ease the pain of losing her, our mother, our friend, reunited in eternity with her husband, her mother and father and all her brothers and sisters.

Mrs. Poe is survived by two sons; Earl William Poe, Jr. of Laurel Springs, NC and Gary L. Poe of Cornelius, NC. One grandson John M. Poe of Cornelius, NC and numerous nieces and nephews who aided and cared for her throughout the last years of her life.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 2:00pm at Ashelawn Memorial Chapel with The Rev. Wayne Jones and The Rev. Dean Shepherd officiating. Burial will follow in Ashelawn Memorial Gardens.

The Family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 pm on Sunday, November 25, 2012 prior to the service at Ashelawn Memorial Chapel.

Flowers will be appreciated or memorials may be made to Wagoner Baptist Church, c/o Erma Liddle, 509 NC Hwy. 88 East, Jefferson, NC 28640.

You may send or view condolences to the Poe family at www.ashelawn.com.

Ashelawn Memorial Chapel & Gardens was entrusted with Mrs. Poe’s arrangements.

Roy Dancy

Roy Dean Dancy, D. Nov. 21, 2012
Roy Dean Dancy, age 69, of West Jefferson, died on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at Ashe Memorial Hospital in Jefferson.

Mr. Dancy was born on April 29, 1943 in Ashe County, NC to the late Millard and Hester Cleary Dancy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers. Mr. Dancy was the owner and operator of Dancy’s Siding, a vinyl siding and window replacement company.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 2:00 pm at Ashelawn Memorial Chapel by Rev. Ken Furches and Rev. Joey McClure. Burial will follow in the Lewis-Kemp Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at Ashelawn Memorial Chapel.

Mr. Dancy is survived by: his wife, Betty Wyatt Dancy; one son, Dean Dancy and wife Rachel of West Jefferson; three brothers, Elbert Dancy and Robert Dancy, both of West Jefferson, Dale Dancy of Tennesee; two sisters, Myrtle Shatley of West Jefferson, Linda Weaver of Hudson; one grandson, Jacob Dancy; also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Flowers will be appreciated.

You may send and view condolences to the family at www.ashelawn.com. Ashelawn Memorial Chapel & Gardens was entrusted with Dancy’s arrangements.

Ann Cecila Norcross, D. Nov. 21, 2012
Mrs. Ann Cecila Norcross age 83, of West Jefferson, NC died on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem, NC. Mrs. Norcross was born on December 26, 1928 in West Roxbury, MA to James and Jeanette Keating Caffrey. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her son, Christopher Norcross.

Mrs. Norcross is survived by her husband, Evans “Pete” Norcross: 2 daughters: Kate Appelman of Charlotte, NC & Amy Pacsay of Tarington, CT

You may send and view condolences to the family at www.badgerfuneralhome.com.

Badger Funeral Home was entrusted with Mrs. Norcross’s arrangements.

Belva Miller Sheets

Belva Nora Miller Sheets, D. Nov. 20
Mrs. Belva Nora Sheets age 96, of West Jefferson, NC died on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at Margate Health & Rehab Center. Mrs. Sheets was born on June 29, 1916 in Ashe County to Wylie and Lillian Phillips Miller. Mrs. Sheets was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Arthur Sheets.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 23, 2012 at 2:00 pm at the Badger Funeral Home Chapel by Brother Ralph Smith. Burial will follow in Ebenezer Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm on Friday, November 23, 2012 prior to the service.

Mrs. Sheets is survived by: 1 Daughter, Louise Vannoy of West Jefferson & 1 Son, Neal Miller of Sanford, NC also surviving are 6 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Flowers will be appreciated, or memorials may be made to Ashe Services for Aging, 180 Chattyrob Lane, West Jefferson, NC 28694.

You may send and view condolences to the family at www.badgerfuneralhome.com.

Badger Funeral Home was entrusted with Mrs. Sheets’s arrangements.

Samuel McLester Trivette

Samuel Mclester Trivette, D. Nov. 18, 2012
Mr. Samuel Mclester Trivette, age 73, of Jefferson died Sunday, November 18, 2012 at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston Salem, NC.

Mr. Trivette was born on May 6, 1939 in Maybeury, WV to the late Garney Mclester Trivette and Rosie Belcher Trivette. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Verlis Helen Trivette, and a brother, Glenn Trivette. Mr. Trivette enjoyed fishing and hunting. He loved animals and his current dog “Little Bit”.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 1:00 pm at Ashelawn Memorial Chapel by Rev. Steve Goss. Entombment will follow in Ashelawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum of Prayer.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at Ashelawn Memorial Chapel.

Mr. Trivette is survived by: Daughter, Gloria Rogers and husband Bob of OH, Daughter, Betsy Kuser and husband John of OH, Daughter, Bonita Thompson of Nashville, TN, Daughter, Rissie Salas of Jefferson, Son, Sammy Trivette and wife Leta of Boone, Son, Glenn Trivette and wife Kathy of OH, Son, Jerry Greene of OH, Sister, Helen Kelley of Jefferson; also surviving are fourteen grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Imagination Ashe, PO Box 1745, Jefferson, NC 28640.

You may send and view condolences to the family at www.ashelawn.com. Ashelawn Memorial Chapel & Gardens was entrusted with Mr. Trivette’s arrangements.

Jessie May Baldwin

Jessie May Baldwin, D. Nov. 18, 2012
Jessie Goodman Baldwin, age 79, of Fleetwood, passed away Sunday afternoon, November 18, 2012 at Forsyth Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 2:00pm at Boone Family Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Homer Murdock officiating. Burial will follow in the Goodman Family Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00pm on Wednesday, one hour prior to the funeral service.

Mrs. Baldwin was born in Ashe County on Monday, November 28, 1932 to the late Thomas Blackburn Goodman and Faye Taylor Goodman. She owned her roping and wreath business. She enjoyed working in her flowers in her spare time.

She is survived by a daughter, Linda Baldwin, of Fleetwood; a son, Gary Baldwin, of Fleetwood; a brother, Thomas B. Goodman, of Dallas, TX; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Joe Weddington

Joe Blume Weddington Jr., D. Nov. 17, 2012
Mr. Joe Blume Weddington, Jr. age 64, of Crumpler, NC died on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. Mr. Weddington was born on October 26, 1948 in Cabarrus County, NC to Joe Blume Weddington, Sr. and Ruth Henry Weddington.

Mr. Weddington was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Chip Weddington. Mr. Weddington retired in 2001 as an electronics engineer. He founded Woodstream Custom Builders in 2002 along with his two sons. Joe was a former member of the Ashe County Home Builders Association and also served on the Board of Directors for the Sharing Center in West Jefferson.

Mr. Weddington served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War era. Joe was a member of West Jefferson United Methodist Church where he served as treasurer.

Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 2:00 pm at West Jefferson United Methodist Church with Harold Parks and The Rev. Dr. Peter Taylor officiating. Inurnment will follow in the West Jefferson United Methodist Church Columbarium.

The family will receive friends following the service in the Hensley Hall of West Jefferson United Methodist Church.

Mr. Weddington is survived by: his wife, Barbara Calloway Weddington, two sons, Kevin Weddington and wife Teresa and Brian Weddington all of Piney Creek, one brother, Cecil Weddington of Mooresville, two sisters, Peggy Parrish of Concord and Susie Kiser of Oak Island, five grandchildren, Shelbey Weddington and Hunter Weddington both of Catawba, Matt Weddington, Kylee Weddington and Brody Weddington all of Piney Creek, also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to West Jefferson United Methodist Church Building Fund, PO Box 826, West Jefferson, NC 28694.

Robert Brown, D. Nov. 14, 2012
Mr. Robert Isaac Brown, age 71, of Sparta passed away Wednesday morning, November 14, 2012 at his residence.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mr. Brown is survived by a brother, Larry Brown, of Sparta; two sisters, Dale Mount and Nora Kylar, both of Sparta; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Listings of Funeral Homes in Ashe County:

Ashelawn Memorial Chapel, Gardens & Mausoleum
3470 U.S. 221 N
P.O. Box 148
Jefferson, NC 28640
336-982-2121
www.ashelawn.com

Badger Funeral Home
300 North Main Street
P.O. Box 139
West Jefferson, NC 28694
336-246-7114
www.badgerfuneralhome.com

Boone Family Funeral Home
2005 Mount Jefferson Road
PO Box 786
West Jefferson, NC 28694
336-846-7979
http://boonefuneralhome.com

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