Ashe County Obituaries – Compiled May 7, 2012
Ralph James Bartholomew, D. May 7, 2012
Mr. Ralph James Bartholomew, better known as “Bart”, age 95, of Crumpler passed away Monday morning at Wake Forest Medical Center.
Funeral services are incomplete at this time.
Mr. Bartholomew is survived by:
1 daughter Becky Marsten of Crumpler
The deceased again Mr. Ralph James Bartholomew, better known as “Bart”, age 95, of Crumpler.
Winona Boatwright Horne, D. May 7, 2012
Winona Boatwright Horne, age 82, of West Jefferson, NC died Monday, May 7, 2012 at Watauga Medical Center in Boone, NC. Ms. Horne was born on May 3, 1930 in Chesterfield, SC to Lewis Leroy and Beulah Davis Boatwright. Ms. Horne was preceded in death by her son, David Glen Osborne, and three brothers, Davis Boatwright, Billy Boatwright, and L.C. Boatwright. She was a strong church member of Buffalo Baptist Church and enjoyed reading her Bible and crocheting. She loved to joke with people.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 2:00 pm at the Peak Creek Church of the Brethren by Rev. Dean Watson. Burial will follow in the Peak Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at Ashelawn Memorial Chapel.
Ms. Horne is survived by: Daughter, Karen Lee Dolby of Middletown, VA, Daughter, Rita Ann Burquist of Hillsville, VA, Daughter, Rebecca Lynn Osborne of Hillsville, VA, Son, Nelse Osborne of Jefferson, NC, Son, John Russell Osborne of Pawpaw, VA, Brother, Bernard Lee Boatwright of Kannapolis, NC, Brother, Jack Boatwright of Kannapolis, NC, Sister, Helen Chenck of Kannapolis, NC, Sister, Louise Lilly Overcash of Kannapolis, NC. Also surviving are thirteen grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and 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 the arrangements.
Dorothy Agnes Perry Williams, D. May 6, 2012
Mrs. Dorothy Agnes Perry Williams, age 88, of West Jefferson passed away Sunday, May 6th, 2012 at Ashe Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 10th, 2012 at 11:00am at Boone Family Funeral Home with Rev. David Lyalls and Rev. Larry Shepherd officiating. Burial will follow in the Perry Family Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 from 6-8pm at Boone Family Funeral Home.
Mrs. Williams was born in Ashe County, on Friday, April 4th, 1924 to the late Floyd Perry and Margaret Taylor. She was a member of Antioch Baptist church in Havre de Grace, Maryland. She also loved going to church at Temple Baptist Church in West Jefferson, until her health prevented her from going. In her spare time she enjoyed reading her bible, gardening, sewing, crocheting and cooking.
She is survived by her husband; Robert Homer Williams; One son; Wayne Williams and wife Rosa of West Jefferson; One daughter; Sharon Salkind and husband David of Easton, Maine; Four brothers; Aubrey Perry of Lansing, JC Perry of Maryland, Billy Joe Perry of Lansing, and Woodrow Perry of Maryland; four sisters; Osie Osborne of West Jefferson, Gertie Osborne of Lansing, Roberteen Nichols of Lansing, and Nellie Lewis of Lansing; one sister-in-law; Hazel Roebuck of Aberdeen, Maryland; four grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews also survive.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Perry Cemetery Fund, C/O Billy Joe Perry, 253 Perry Hollow Road, Lansing, NC 28643.
Funeral Service: Thursday, May 10, 2012 11:00 AM Boone Family Funeral Home Chapel, West Jefferson, NC
Visitation: Wednesday, May 09, 2012 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Boone Family Funeral Home, Inc., West Jefferson, NC Boone Family Funeral Home Chapel
Interment: Perry Family Cemetery, Lansing, NC
Emma Osborne McCoy, D. May 6, 2012
Mrs. Emma Osborne McCoy, age 94, of Creston passed away Sunday morning, May 6, 2012 at Margate Health & Rehab Center.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 11:00am at Boone Family Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Darrell Graybeal officiating. Burial will follow in Ashelawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00pm on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at Boone Family Funeral Home.
Mrs. McCoy was born in Ashe County on Tuesday, March 26, 1918 to the late Lillard and Diadma Price Osborne. She enjoyed gardening and housekeeping. From her garden, she loved eating fried squash. She also enjoyed watching the Laker’s basketball games, even in later years when her eyesight got so bad that she couldn’t see, she would stay up late at night just to listen to the game.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Hugh McCoy.
Emma is survived by two daughters, Nancy Barker and husband, Gairl, of Creston and Kay Richardson and husband, John, of Mountain City, TN; a brother, Ray Osborne, of Myrtle Creek, Oregon; two grandchildren, tim Barker, of Woodside, NY and Sandy Richardson, of Charlotte, NC; several nieces and nephews also survive.
Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.
The family will be meeting at the home place: 1875 Big Laurel Road in Creston.
Funeral Service: Wednesday, May 09, 2012 11:00 AM Boone Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, West Jefferson, NC
Visitation: Tuesday, May 08, 2012 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Boone Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, West Jefferson, NC
Interment: Ashelawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Jefferson, NC
Michael Edward Burress, D. May 2, 2012
Michael “Mike” Edward Burress age 47, of Crumpler, NC died on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at the Margate Health & Rehab Center in Jefferson. Mr. Burress was born on July 24, 1964 in Haywood County to Edward Dee and Betty Reavis Burress. Mr. Burress was preceded in death by his grandparents. Mr. Burress was a member of Calvary Free Will Baptist Church. He loved spending time with his family and his church family. In his free time he enjoyed fishing. Mike was always a witness to people he met along life’s journey.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 2:00 pm at the Badger Funeral Home Chapel by Pastor Sonny P. Thomas. Burial will follow in Ashelawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm on Saturday prior to the service.
Mr. Burress is survived by:
His wife: Gina Davis Burress
1 son: Brandon Burress and wife Holly of Rugby, VA
His parents: Edward & Betty Jane Burress of Candler, NC
Maternal Grandfather: Felbert Revis of Candler, NC
1 brother: Edward “Eddie” Burress and wife Robin of Airden
father and mother in-law: Buck & Mary Davis of West Jefferson
several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to High Country Healthcare System Hospice, PO Box 421 Jefferson, NC 28640 or 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 Mr. Burress’s arrangements.
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, NC28694
Boone Family Funeral Home
2005 Mount Jefferson Road
PO Box 786
West Jefferson, NC 28694