Ashe County Obituaries – Compiled Oct. 17, 2012

Published Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Ashe County Obituaries – Compiled Oct. 17, 2012

Barry Lynn Eldreth

Barry Lynn Eldreth, D. Oct. 13, 2012
Mr. Barry Lynn Eldreth age 47, of Todd, the Three Top Community died on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at the Ashe Memorial Hospital in Jefferson. Mr. Eldreth was born on October 9, 1965 in Ashe County, NC to Bluferd and Shirley Roark Eldreth. Mr. Eldreth was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Thomas Eldreth and maternal grandparents, Ray & Norma Roark. Mr. Eldreth worked with Blythe Construction Company. He loved spending time with his son Hunter taking him to Sunday school and to Tweetsie Rail Road.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 2:00 pm at the Ashelawn Memorial Chapel by Rev. Ronda Rash and Rev. Denton Hart. Burial will follow in Ashelawn Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at Ashelawn Memorial Chapel.

Mr. Eldreth is survived by: his son, Hunter Eldreth and mother Lisa of Todd, his parents, Rev. Bluferd and Shirley Roark Eldreth of Jefferson, two sisters, Tammie Rash and husband Ricky of Jefferson, Marlene Bledsoe and husband Mike of Fleetwood, his paternal grandmother, Ethel Eldreth of Warrensville also surviving are four nieces, Jessica Hartzog, Maria Holman, Misty Bledsoe, Tiffany Rash, one great niece, Natalie Hartzog, one great nephew, Cole Hartzog and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Flowers will be appreciated, or memorials may be made to Three Top Baptist Church c/o Donna Lewis, PO Box 330, West Jefferson, NC 28694.

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

Betty Roland

Betty Roland, D. Oct. 11, 2012
Mrs. Betty Jean Sexton Roland, age 83, of West Jefferson passed away Thursday morning, October 11, 2012 at her home.

Memorial service will be held Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 3:00pm at West Jefferson Methodist Church with Rev. Pete Taylor, Rev. A.B. Weaver, and Speaker David VanHoy officiating.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 14, 2012 from 1-3, two hours prior to the memorial service.

Mrs. Roland was born in Grayson County, Virginia on Thursday, September 5, 1929 to the late Howard Roscoe and Novella Sexton. She retired from First Union Bank after 20 years of service. Betty was a member of the West Jefferson Methodist Church, where she did the church flowers for years. She loved her family, her church family and her banking family. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will be missed by all.

She is survived by two sons, Morris Roland, of Winston-Salem and Kevin Roland and wife, Tammy, of West Jefferson; a brother, Doug Sexton and wife, Mary, of Binghamton, New York; five grandchildren; several nieces and nephews also survive.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to High Country Healthcare Hospice, PO Box 421, Jefferson, NC 28640 or West Jefferson United Methodist Church, PO Box 826, West Jefferson, NC 28694.

Mary Maltba

Mary Elizabeth Maltba, Oct. 10, 2012
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Maltba, age 70, of Laurel Springs, NC died on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at her home.

Mrs. Maltba was born on November 28, 1941 in Wilkes County, NC to the late Rudy and Katherine Reeves Roten. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Marie Corum.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 12, 2012 at 3:00 pm at Big Ridge Community Church by Rev. Clayton Handy. Burial will follow in the Sheets Gap Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Friday, October 12, 2012 at Big Ridge Community Church.

Mrs. Maltba is survived by: Husband, Floyd Allen Maltba of Laurel Springs, NC; Daughter, Rebecca Rhodes of Roaring River, Daughter, Debra Brown of Traphill; Son, Gary Maltba of Wilkes County, Son, Darrell Maltba of Laurel Springs, Son, Johnny Maltba of Jefferson, Son, Tony Maltba of Wilkesboro; Sister, Lucille Blevins of Wilkesboro, Sister, Kathy Rutherford of Wilkesboro; also surviving are twelve grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Herman Miller

Herman Howard Miller, Oct. 10, 2012
Mr. Herman Howard Miller age 70, of Lansing, NC died on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at Ashe Memorial Hospital. Mr. Miller was born on May 17, 1942 in Ashe County to Gordon Wiley and Verna Wingler Miller. Mr. Miller was preceded in death by his parents and 1 brother and 2 sisters. Mr. Miller loved to watch the Dodgers play baseball. He worked at Sprague and United Chemicon for over 45 years. He was faithful to attend church as long as his health allowed.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 2:00 pm at the Badger Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Bill Miller, Pastor Sonny Thomas. Burial will follow in Glendale Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at Badger Funeral Home.

Mr. Miller is survived by:

His wife: Dorsey Shepherd Miller

1 daughter – Tammy Hardin of Jefferson

1 step-son – Jeff Blevins of KY

2 step-daughters – Twilla Phipps of Granite Falls & Jennifer Gambill of Troutman

3 sisters – Nellie Dixon of Laurel Springs, Myrtle Stanley of Hayes & Reecie Roten of Wilkesboro

4 brothers – Russell Miller of OK, Arvil Miller of Honaker, VA, Donald Miller of West Jefferson & Bronard Miller of Laurel Springs

1 grandchild: Heather Lynn Hardin, 5 step-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Flowers will be appreciated, or memorials may be made to Ashe County Cancer Society, c/o Donna Gentry, 305 Rayfield Acres Dr., West Jefferson, NC 28694 .

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

Badger Funeral Home was entrusted with Mr. Miller’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
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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