Avery County Obituaries – Compiled July 9, 2013

Published Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 4:42 pm

 Avery County Obituaries – Compiled July 9, 2013

Bobby Lynn Norwood, D. July 9, 2013

Bobby Lynn Norwood, age 51, of Banner Elk passed away on July 9, 2013 at Johnson City Medical Center. 

He was born May 6, 1962 a son of Willie and Rachel Gragg Norwood of Banner Elk.. 

Bobby volunteered at Yellow Mountain Enterprises and enjoyed walking. 

Along with his parents, Bobby has left to cherish his memory his: sisters, Donna Hughes of Banner Elk, Judy Presnell of Vilas; brother, Jimmy Norwood of Russell, TN. 

Funeral services for Bobby Lynn Norwood will be conducted on Friday, July 12, 2013 at 2:00 pm in the Grandfather Chapel of Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the White Rock Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 11, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home. 

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 Norwood family. 

Lonnie Johnson

Lonnie Johnson

Lonnie Dale Johnson, D. July 8, 2013

Lonnie Dale Johnson, age 45, of Lenoir passed away on July 8, 2013 at his residence. 

He was born December 30, 1967 a son of Willie Elwood and Bertha Johnson Cole of Lenoir. 

Lonnie was a mechanic and enjoyed 4 wheeling. 

Along with his parents, Lonnie has left to cherish his memory his: wife, Mary Johnson of the home; daughters, Amanda Kaylor of Lenoir, Ashley Clawson and husband Jason of Elk Park, Amber Johnson of Lenoir, Aimee Johnson of Lenoir; step-daughters, Jennifer Wyatt of Lenoir, Crystal Fenner and husband Charles of Lenoir; sisters, Irma Higgins, Donna Fillers, Linda Cole, Jessica Bouillion all of Lenoir; nine grandchildren. 

Funeral services for Lonnie Dale Johnson will be conducted on Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 4:00 pm at the Grandfather Chapel with Rev. Danny Cooke officiating. Interment will follow in the Johnson Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until the service hour. 

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 Johnson family. 

Corine Waterman, D. July 7, 2013

Corine Waterman

Corine Waterman

Corine Waterman, age 82, of Newland passed away on July 7, 2013 at her residence surrounded by loving family. 

She was born November 21, 1930 a daughter of Creola Starnes of Waxhaw and the late Theron P. Starnes. 

Corine was a loving wife and mother. The family appreciated her musical and culinary talents. No one had a greener thumb than Corine which was very evident in the beautiful flowers and shrubs around the home.. 

Corine was a graduate of Kings Business College in Charlotte. 

She worked at Celanese Chemicals as a secretary from 1950 – 1952 prior to her marriage. 

Along with her mother, Corine has left to cherish her memory: her husband, Don Waterman of the home; daughter, Irene Helms and husband Jerry of Lake Wylie, SC; son, Don Waterman, Jr. and wife Janice of Raleigh, NC; grandsons, Jonathan Helms and wife Ashley of Charlotte, NC and Michael Helms of Atlanta, GA; sister, Marsha Johnston of Troutman, NC; brothers, Duane “Melvin” Starnes and wife Sue of Raleigh, NC, Rev. Paul Starnes, Jr. and wife Judy of Waynesville, NC and Larry Starnes and wife Rhonda of Dade City, FL. 

Funeral services for Corine Waterman will be conducted on Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Waxaw, NC. with Rev. T. Paul Starnes officiating. Interment will follow in the Bethlehem United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home. 

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that memorials be made to: Medi Home Hospice PO Box 1357 Newland, NC 28657. 

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 Waterman family. 

Linda Ruth Townsend, D. July 1, 2013

Linda Ruth Townsend, age 67, of Banner Elk passed away on July 1, 2013 at Johnson City Medical Center. 

She was born March 13, 1946 a daughter of the late John Mosley and Loy DuVault Bennett. 

Linda was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening and flowers. 

She was a member of Mount Calvary Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and was very active on various committees. 
Linda was a wonderful Christian example to everyone she knew. 

Along with her parents, Linda was preceded in death by her: sisters, Eileen Carver, Dora Garland, Blanche Broyles, Betty Street; brothers, Willie Bennett, Gene Bennett, John Robert Bennett. 

A wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend, Linda has left to cherish her memory her: husband, Roscoe Townsend of the home; daughter, Amy Wellborn and husband Benny of Banner Elk; grandchildren, Trent and Salem Wellborn; sister, Estaleen Burkett of Unicoi, TN.; brother, Jim Bennett and wife Judy of Huntersville, NC; a host of nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services for Linda Ruth Townsend will be conducted on Saturday, July 6th at 3:00 p.m. at Mount Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Dean Baughn, Rev., Don Holder and Rev. George Wright officiating. Interment will follow in the Mount Calvary Baptist

Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until the service hour. 

Memorials may be made through flowers or contributions to: Mount Calvary Baptist Church designated to the Repair and Renovations Fund at PO Box 125 Banner Elk, NC 28604. 


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Listings of Funeral Homes in Avery County:

Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home in Newland
296 Ash Street
P.O. Box 215
Newland, NC 28657
828-733-2121
www.rsfh.net

 

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