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Avery County Obituaries – Compiled July 5, 2012

Avery County Obituaries – Compiled July 5, 2012

Werdna Rouse, D. July 4, 2012
Werdna Joan (Jo) Ollis Rouse, 64, of the Stameytown Community entered into eternal rest on the morning of July 4, 2012 at the Johnson City Medical Center after a long illness.

She was born on January 9, 1948 to L. Guy and Beverly Gragg Ollis in Avery County, North Carolina.

Jo was a graduate of Crossnore High School and Mayland Community College. She had been a long time employee of Avery County until her retirement due to disability.

Jo was preceded in death by her parents, her daughters Sylvia and Cynthia and a brother, Thomas Lloyd Ollis.

Surviving Jo are her husband Donald (Don) E. Rouse of the home, daughters Raquel Dionne Rouse and husband Patrick Lyvers of Bardstown, Kentucky, and Shelley Patricia Rouse Helms of Newland, North Carolina; sons Eric Burton Rouse and wife Sandi of Yadkinville, North Carolina, and Aaron Christopher Rouse of Newland; sister Beverly Ann Ollis Smith and husband Gene of Shallotte, North Carolina; brothers Clay Mitchell Ollis of McDowell County, North Carolina, and Doyle Baxter Ollis and wife Carol of Telford, Tennessee; grandchildren Andrew Lyvers-Rouse and Selena Lyvers-Rouse of Bardstown, Kentucky, Cody, Harley and Chase Rouse of Yadkinville, North Carolina, Gavin Beulin of Winston Salem, North Carolina, and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation will be Thursday, July 5, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home in Newland, N.C. Funeral services will be Friday, July 6, starting 11:00 a.m. at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, followed by burial at Stameytown Cemetery in Altamont, N.C.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Thomas Lloyd Ollis Memorial Scholarship Fund through Mayland Community College.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.rsfh.net

Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland is serving the Rouse family.

Dianne Kay Buchanan

Dianne Kay Buchanan, D. June 30, 2012
Dianne Kay Buchanan, age 60, of Roan Mountain passed away on Saturday June 30, 2012 at Life Care Center of Elizabethton.

A native of Avery County, she was born May 16, 1952 a daughter of the late Zeb Buchanan and Melba Davis.

She was of the Baptist Faith and was a homemaker.

Along with her parents, Dianne was preceded in death by her: sister, Deborah Clark; and a grandson, Brad Jones.

Dianne has left to cherish her memory her: husband, Ray Coffey of the home; daughters, Melanie Jones of Elk Park, Genia McCloud and fiance Chris Callahan of Bakersville; sons, Casey McCould and wife Heather of Crossnore, Cory McCloud of Gastonia; brothers, Richard Davis, Roger Buchanan, Jim Buchanan; 6 grandchildren.

Words of comfort and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at www.rsfh.net.

Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland is serving the Buchanan family.

Suse Ward Guy Trivett

Susie Ward Guy Trivett, D. June 26, 2012
Susie Ward Guy Trivett, age 92, of Old Beech Mountain, entered into the glory of the Lord on June 26, 2012.

Born June 7, 1920, she was the daughter of James Monroe Ward and Arizona Millsaps Ward of Old Beech Mountain.

She is survived by: two sons; Vernon M. Guy and wife Karen, Rodger L. Guy all of Old Beech Mountain; two daughters, Deloris Guy Lentz of Blowing Rock, Linda Guy Clawson and husband Carroll of Old Beech Mountain; seven grandsons, Anthony V. Guy and wife Susan of Banner Elk, Lincoln Clawson of Lenoir, Steve Clawson and wife Cathy of Elk Park, Byron Clawson and wife Jessica of Banner Elk, Stewart and Ralph Lentz of Blowing Rock, Travis Guy of Dye Leaf, TN; four granddaughters, Elaine Guy Duff and husband Barry of Coats, NC, Rebekah Guy Clawson and husband Jerry of Old Beech Mountain, Shannon Guy Greene and husband Clayton of Spruce Pine, Chasity Guy of Butler, TN; nineteen great grandchildren; Andrew, Sara, Jimmy, Dakota, Arizona, Emily, Sierra, Liberty, Nikita, Taylor, Gracie, Presley, Jessie, Elizabeth, Katie, Leah, Weygand, Sawyer, Eliza; six great-great grandchildren; one sister, Cora W. Harr of Elizabethton, TN; one sister-in-law, Dare P. Bennett of Johnson City, TN; daughter-in-law, Nancy H. Guy of Butler, TN; one special niece and life long friend, Lois Estep Bunton of Lexington, NC; special niece, Reba Ward Church and fiance Keith Church of Butler, TN who brought much joy to “Mother” by singing to her faithfully. She is also survived by many dear nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She is preceded in death by: her parents, her first and second husbands, Stewart B. Guy and Haskell B. Trivett; one son, Kurt S. Guy; one son-in-law, Guy E. Lentz; six brothers, Dayton, George, Thomas, Rhonda, Mike and Raleigh Ward; four sisters, Jane W. Green, Anna W. Oaks, Grace W. Harmon, Eliza W. Stines.

“Mother” worked from the time she was old enough to hold a hoe until she was up into her 80’s. As a teenager in the depression, she worked for the Henley Inn in Linville. At age 33 she became a widow. This left her with the responsibility of feeding 5 children, tending to a farm and being a cook at Beech Mountain Elementary. She worked at Beech Mountain Elementary School for 10 years and fed over 100 children. After she finished her duties at the elementary school, she would walk home where she had to tend a garden, can food, milk the cow and whatever else it took to maintain a farm. Mother also found the time to make beautiful things. She quilted, hooked rugs and made “Cinderella Dolls”, “Dorothy Dolls” and “Witch Dolls”. Her dolls were sold at the Appalachian Crafts Center in Cove Creek. Mother worked hard. Through all the hard times she still sang hymns, recited the Scriptures, smiled and laughted. She was fearless and fierce when wronged, but never vengeful. Mother was always generous to her neighbors. She would give them potatoes or canned goods whenever they were needed. She often welcomed members of the community that weren’t always welcome anywhere else into her living room and kitchen. Mother was truly a blessing to everyone she came to know and will be missed dearly.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Flat Springs Cemetery Fund C/O Elmer Jones 1212 US hwy 321 Sugar Grove, NC 28679.

Words of comfort and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at www.rsfh.net.

Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland is serving the Trivett family.

Listings of Funeral Homes in Avery County:

Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home in Newland:
296 Ash Street
P.O. Box 215
Newland, NC 28657