Avery, Watauga Obituaries – June 24, 2015

Published Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 11:33 am

Minnie Laura Page (Feb. 27, 1939
- June 21, 2015)

Minnie Laura Page, 76, of 314 Meadowview Drive, Boone, passed away Sunday evening, June 21, 2015, at Glenbridge Health and Rehabilitation in Boone.

Page

Page

Laura Page, long time resident of Boone since 1972 was a loving wife, 
mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She and her husband, 
Richard (Dick) Page, were the first resident managers of Bavarian Village in Boone.

In 1976 Laura went to work for Appalachian State University(ASU), serving in administrative positions in the Walker School of Business and the General College. She retired from ASU in 2001. 

While at ASU, Laura was active in the ASU Staff Council. She served as the editor of the ASU Staff Update from 1983-84. In 1988, Laura was honored for her service and received The Governor’s Award for Service Excellence.

In addition, she was an active member of the North Carolina State Employees Association and for several years served as the Chairperson of the Constitution Committee. 

Laura was a key member in Boone Business and Professional 
Women’s Club from the mid-1970s until 1995. She served in a myriad of 
positions at both the club and state level. Laura was selected as the North Carolina Business and Professional Woman of the Year in 1986.

As a two-time cancer survivor, Laura was active in the Watauga Unit of 
the American Cancer Society. She previously held positions as Vice- 
President and Public Information Chairperson. Laura was also a member 
of the Hope Chapter Number 1, Order of the Eastern Star and served as 
the organist for several years.

One of Laura’s greatest passions was spending time with Dick, her husband of 57 years. They were inseparable. As avid ASU football fans they did not miss many home games at “The ROCK.” Together, they were members of the Carolina Jay Birds Camping Club for 20 years and enjoyed attending camping rallies throughout the state.

The Page family would like to thank the medical and administrative staff at the Glenbridge Health and Rehabilitation Center of Boone for their support and care during Laura’s stay.

Mrs. Page is survived by her husband, Dick Page of the home; three sons, Pastor Rick Page and wife Teresa of Yadkinville, Jody Page and wife Melissa of Apex, and Randy Page of Boone; one daughter, Roxanne Wellenstein and husband Brad of Boone, and one brother, Oval Jaynes and wife Pricilla of Blowing Rock.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Oval Jaynes, Sr. and Naomi Brandon Jaynes, and an infant brother, Walter Lloyd Jaynes.

Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie Laura Page will be conducted Friday afternoon, June 26, 2015, at 2:00 o’clock, at Boone United Methodist Church. The body will lie in state, at the church, from 12:30 until 2:00 o’clock. Officiating will be Reverend Jeff McClain. Burial will follow in Mount Lawn Memorial Park and Gardens.

The family will receive friends Friday afternoon, from 12:30 until 2:00 o’clock, at the church, prior to the service. At other times, friends may call at the residence, 314 Meadowview Drive, Apt. 104, Boone.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions, in honor of Mrs. Page, may be made to the Appalachian State University Department of Nursing, PO Box 32064, Boone, North Carolina, 28608. 

Online condolences may be sent to the Page family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com. 

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

Barry Wayne Starnes (Feb. 27, 1950 – June 21, 2015)

Barry Wayne Starnes, 65, of Castle Ford Road, Boone, passed away Sunday morning, June 21, 2015 at his home. Born Feb. 27, 1950 in Watauga County, he was a son of Woodrow and Lillie Walls Starnes. He was a manufacturing manager at TRW.

Starnes

Starnes

Wayne’s inspiration was the love for his family, and his church family at South Fork Baptist Church. His passion was his grandchildren and pitching for the Meco Electric Soft Ball Team. He enjoyed farming, deer hunting, and riding his motorcycle.

Wayne is survived by his wife, Teresa Reece Starnes; daughters, Chasity Proffit and husband, T.J., Nicole Garwood and husband, Will, Tiffany Carter and husband, David, and Chelsey Stout and husband, Brandon, all of Boone; six grandchildren, Thomas and Gracie Proffit, Chloe and Linley Garwood, Jaylie Carter, and Weston Starnes; sisters, Tanis Trivette, Kathy Cook and husband, Jim, and twin, Pam Palmer and husband, Ralph, all of Boone; and sisters-in-law, Becky Todd and Sherry Price and husband, Will, all of Boone. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Janet Isaacs.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, June 23, at 11 a.m., at South Fork Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Allen Marsh and Rev. David Cooper. Graveside services will follow at the Bethelview United Methodist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6 until 8 o’clock, at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home. Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to Caldwell Hospice & Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood St., NW, Lenoir, NC 28645.

The family wishes to express a special ‘thank you’ to Watauga Medics for all the kindness they extended to Wayne.

Online condolences may be shared at the website www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com

Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Starnes family.

Eula H. Carpenter (May 11, 1924 – June 21, 2015)

Carpenter

Carpenter

Mrs. Eula Hughes Wilson Carpenter, 91, of Newland, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2015. She was a member of Church of Jesus Christ in Linville, the D.A.V. Avery County Chapter 87, Auxiliary, and the Eastern Star of Kingsport. She was a beautician for fifty years and brought great joy to her patrons.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Straley and Virgie Blackburn Hughes, and eleven brothers and sisters. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, C.W. Wilson and second husband Harland Carpenter.

She left to cherish her memory are her four daughters and their husbands, Brenda and Jimmy Linkous of Speedwell, Va., Sandy and Richard Brickey of Kingsport, Tn., Diana and Buddy Brown of Newland, and Lisa and Rick Smith of Elk Park.

Also surviving are 18 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

There will be a graveside service in Hughes Cemetery on Saturday June 27, 2015 at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the D.A.V. Avery County Chapter 87, P.O. Box 698 Newland, N.C. 28657

Online condolences may be shared with the Carpenter family at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.

Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory, Boone, is serving the Carpenter family.

Betty Dean Main (Nov. 10, 1929
- June 19, 2015)

Main

Main

Betty Dean Main, known as “The Lady With The Sweet Smile”, age 85, of Vanderpool Road, Vilas, passed away Friday afternoon, June 19, 2015, at Glenbridge Health and Rehabilitation in Boone.

Mrs. Main was born Nov. 10, 1929 in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She was a retired bookkeeper for the family business, Main Motor Sales in Vilas.

Mrs. Main is survived by one daughter, Marjorie Hrozencik and husband Bob of Vilas; two granddaughters, Jessica Whittaker and husband Ronnie of Zionville, and Candace Delaney and husband John Patrick of Charlotte, and one grandson, Robert Aaron Hrozencik of Fort Collins, Colorado.

She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews, a special friend Peggy Whitaker, and her beloved poodle, Marley. 

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Council Lee Main; one daughter, Sandra M. Anderson Phillips; one son-in-law, James Travis Anderson; four sisters and one brother.

A private graveside service will be held at Mount Lawn Memorial Park and Gardens. 

The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon, June 21, 2015, from 1:00 until 4:00 o’clock, at the home of her daughter, Marjorie Hrozencik, 885 Vanderpool Road, Vilas, North Carolina.

The family would like to send their appreciation to her caregivers, Dr. Peter Haibach, Julie Wright, Vicki Brittian, Linda Greene, Debbie Stout, and all nursing aides and staff at Glenbridge Health and Rehabilitation for giving her years of excellent care. The family also wants to send their appreciation to the pastors and church members of Grace Lutheran Church and Union Baptist Church for faithfully visiting her in her last years.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, 115 East King Street, Boone, North Carolina, 28607, or to Union Baptist Church, 802 North Fork Road, Zionville, North Carolina, 28698. 

Online condolences may be sent to the Main family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com. 

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Faye Isaacs (June 27, 1934 – June 17, 2015)

Isaacs

Isaacs

Faye Isaacs, 80, of Charlie Thompson Road, Vilas, passed away Wednesday afternoon, June 17, 2015 at her home. Ethel Faye Isaacs was born June 27, 1934 in the Vanderpool community of Watauga County to Ulius Gray ‘Jay’ and Mary Alice Hicks Isaacs. Faye was a charter member of the Vanderpool Baptist Church. Mrs. Isaacs was a homemaker who loved preparing meals for her family, especially the grandchildren, and enjoyed scrap booking and sewing.

She is survived by her loving and caring husband of 62 years, Edd Isaacs; and five children, Bill Isaacs, Keith Isaacs and wife, Betty Ann, and Steve Isaacs and wife, Millie, all of Vilas, Randy Isaacs and wife, Debby, of Bethel, and Amy Ritch and companion, Robbie Ray, of Dallas, NC. Ten grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, and several step-great-grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents; infant brother, Jackie Isaacs; infant daughter, Betty Sue Isaacs; sister, Martha Isaacs Jones; and nephew, Jerry Jones.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon, June 19, at 2 o’clock at the Austin & Barnes Funeral Chapel, officiated by Rev. Andy Watson and Rev. Thomas Brown. The family will receive friends Friday afternoon from 1 until 2 o’clock, one hour prior to services, at Austin & Barnes. Graveside services will follow at the Swift Cemetery.

Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to Medi Home Health & Hospice, 400 Shadowline Drive, Suite 102, Boone, NC 28607.

Online condolences may be shared with the Isaacs family at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com

Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Isaacs family.

Lucille S. Reece (April 26, 1926 – June 17, 2015)

Mrs. Lucille Shore Hollar Reece, 89, of Banner Elk, the Valle Crucis community, passed away Wednesday evening, June 17, 2015.

She retired as a cook at Camp Broadstone, Valle Crucis.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Ellard Hollar and George Reece.

She is survived by three sons; Tom and Joe Hollar both of Valle Crucis and Charlie Shore of Carthage. A sister, Betty Cook and husband Stewart of Boone. Grandchildren, Joey and Amanda Hollar, Michael Shore and wife Erin, and Annette Hancock and husband David. Great-grandchildren, Walker Shore and Laura Handcock. Also surviving is a special friend, Flo Retta Rich.

Funeral services for Lucille Shore Hollar Reece will be conducted Saturday, June 20 2015 at 11 a.m. in the Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Shull Cemetery, Valle Crucis. The family will receive friends on hour prior to the service hour at 10 a.m.

Online condolences may be shared with the Reece family at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.

Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Reece family.

Joan Taylor (Feb. 18, 1947 – June 15, 2015)

Taylor

Taylor

Joan Dawn Taylor, 68, of Elk Park went home to be with her Lord and Savior on June 15, 2015.

She was born Feb. 18, 1947 a daughter of the late Sammy Dayton and Cora Belle McKinney Hughes.

Joan was a longtime faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Elk Park.

Along with her parents, Joan was preceded in death by her: infant son; husband, Bill Taylor; brothers, Jude and Bobby Hughes; sisters, Reva Morgan, Zudy Davis, Ruby Gurley and Lena Crumley.

Joan has left to cherish her memory and to carry on the legacy of a precious mother, grandmother and sister her: daughter, Suzanne Ledford and husband Scotty; sisters, Rosella Hughes and Charlotte McKinney; grandchildren, Heather Ritchie and husband Bobby, Beth Blevins and husband Brandon; great grandchildren; Kyli Ritchie, Axl Ritchie, Blayden Blevins and Braylee Blevins.

The family thanks God for the many precious years they had with His precious and faithful servant who showed them all about His unconditional love.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 6:00 p.m. Sunday, June 21, 2015 at the Elk Park Baptist Church.

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 Taylor family.

Mr. Fay H. Earley (Dec. 06, 1942 – June 14, 2015)

BigEarley redo 2Fay Horace Earley, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend passed away on June 14, 2015, at the age of 72.

Fay was born in Frog Level in Rutherford County, NC on December 6, 1942, the son of Ed Earley and Lois Toney Earley of Bostic, NC. Fay lived his early years in the Rutherford County area and graduated from Cool Springs High School in 1961 where he was senior class president and played for the baseball and football teams. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics from Appalachian State Teachers College (now Appalachian State University) in 1965.

Fay moved to the Atlanta, Ga. area in 1965 to begin his career in education. He earned his Masters of Education and Specialist in Education degrees from the University of Georgia. He taught physics as well as coaching the baseball and football teams at Lakeside High School in DeKalb County, GA, Saint Pius X Catholic High School in Atlanta and Newton County High School. He moved into education administration serving several years as Finance Director for Newton County Schools before going to the Clayton County School System 1980 as Coordinator of Mathematics. In Clayton County he later became the Director of Secondary Education and eventually Deputy Superintendent of Clayton County Schools where he retired in 1998 after 33 years in education.

In 2001, Fay returned to the Blue Ridge mountains where he lived in Boone with his wife Kathy and began his full- time retirement doing the things he loved including hiking, photography, fishing and spending time with his grandsons. He volunteered with the Meals on Wheels program delivering meals to the homebound in the Boone and Blowing Rock areas. He was a member of Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church, in Blowing Rock where he served on the Administration and Finance committees.

He is survived by his beloved wife Katherine Smith Earley of Boone, NC, his son and daughter-in-law Todd and Laurie Earley of Hoschton, GA, grandsons Jackson and Seth Earley, sister Carolyn Earley Lahey of Charlotte, NC, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and relatives.

A memorial service will held on Saturday, June 27 at 2:00 p.m. at Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1218 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC 28605. The family will receive visitors from 1-2 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood Street NW< Lenoir, NC 28645 or to Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church, PO Box 393, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 in Fays memory.

Online condolences may be shared with the Earley family at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.

Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Earley family.

Mary Frances H. Fraley (Nov. 19, 1927 – June 14, 2015)

Fraley

Fraley

Mary Frances Harmon Fraley, 87, of Laurel Fork Road, Vilas, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, June 14, 2015.

Born Nov. 17, 1927 in Watauga County, she was a daughter of Marshall E. and Northa Hollars Harmon. Mary Frances was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and homemaker. Her life was filled with the love of the Lord, her family and friends. She was a longtime member of Brushy Fork Baptist Church, and enjoyed gardening, bowling, golf, travel, working in flowers, but mostly spending time with her family.

She is survived by daughters, Diane Sherwood and husband, Joe, of Vilas, and Judy Fairchild and husband, David, of Fleetwood; son, Michael Fraley and wife, Debi, of Winter Garden, Fla.; eight grandchildren, Alison Moretz (James) of Zionville, Mary Greene (Michael) of Vilas, Joseph Sherwood (Patricia) Mountain City, TN., Johnathan Sherwood (Kelli) of Vilas; Brian Fairchild (Amanda) of Colbert, Ga.; Jason Fairchild (fiancé, Beth Hartzog) of Fleetwood, Brooke Thomas, (Roger) of Winter Garden, Fla. and Paige Hamlette (Allen) of Winter Garden, Fla; seventeen great-grandchildren, Jimmy Moretz (Chloe), Justin, Josie, Julie, and Jack Moretz, Grace Greene, Lindi and Raylin Sherwood, Daniel and Andrew Fairchild, Elianna, Noah, Gavin, and Evie Thomas, and Brooklyn, Nolan and Mason Hamlette; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by the love of her life, her husband of 56 years, Chester Fraley; sisters, Leola Hollars, Wilma Byrd, Ruth Brown, Johnsie Tugman, Glady Boring; and brothers, Claude and Avery Harmon; and her parents.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday June 16th, at 2 PM, at the Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by Rev. Toby Oliver and Rev. Paul Coffey. The family will receive friends Tuesday afternoon from 1 until 2 o’clock, one hour prior to services, at Austin & Barnes. Graveside services will follow at Mount Lawn Memorial Park & Gardens.

Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to Medi Home Health & Hospice, 400 Shadowline Drive, Suite 102, Boone, NC 28607.

Online condolences may be shared at the website www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com

Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Fraley family.

Bernice Cuthbertson Carpenter (Aug. 10, 1924 – June 13, 2015)

Bernice Julia Cuthbertson Carpenter, age 90, of Newland, went dancing into heaven and into Jesus’ arms on Saturday, June 13, 2015.

Bernice-Carpenter-1434544597She was escorted into Heaven by the “love of her life” Robert Hazel Carpenter, and infant son, Daniel Ray Carpenter. Bernice was born August 10, 1924, to Clingman and Julie Daniels Cuthbertson. So, the receiving line in Heaven surely included: her parents and eight siblings, brothers: Warnie, Hoyle, Creed, Jack and Everett Cuthbertson; and sisters: Willie C. Edwards, Faye C. Ford, and Ethel C. Robbins. A great reunion surely took place with the Carpenter, Murray, and Hefner families, and included many family and friends as they all joined her dance.

Bernice graduated from Newland High School, in 1942, and attended Crossnore Business School, before she married Hazel and became a housewife. She dedicated her life to family and friends. She became a mentor to many young people in Avery County, due to her genuine relationship with Jesus Christ. She loved saints and sinners equally. Bernice was a master storyteller and knew the genealogy of Avery County, like few people do, right up until the time of her illness and death. Bernice and Hazel loved to travel, making nineteen trips “West”, always taking friends and family with them. For forty years, they enjoyed their “vacation house” in St. Augustine, Florida, welcoming not only the Avery County community there, but also the many family and friends who dropped in anytime they were in Florida.

Left to celebrate the memories of Bernice is her greatest legacy, family: children, Shufford Carpenter and wife, Pat, of Newland; Sharon “Buggs” Smith-Wise, and husband, John Wise, of Newland; and Betty “Sam” Carpenter, of Crossnore. Also remaining are her grandchildren and great grandchildren, who were the light of her life: Jackie Johnson, and daughter Madison; Mike and Dawn, and their children, Gus and Elijah Carpenter; Cale and Mindy Smith, and their children, Lane and Jordan Smith, and Cooper Kleinsmith; Jay and Kelly Smith, and their children, Katie Grace, Nolan, and Darla Sage Smith. Her Carpenter sisters, Geneva, Evelyn, and Vera, as well as her nieces and nephews also remain.

Bernice’s greatest attribute was her unpretentious hospitality and “come as you are” philosophy. Therefore, we will celebrate her life and transition to Heaven in the same way; with music, dancing, and storytelling. We invite all her family and friends to a time of fun, fellowship, and food from 2:00 until 6:00 pm on Saturday, June 20 at the Mountain Glen Clubhouse in Newland.

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

Emile Kathleen “Emi” Jarvis (June 15, 1941
- June 12, 2015)

Jarvis

Jarvis

Emile Kathleen “Emi” Jarvis, age 73, of Jefferson Landing in Jefferson, North Carolina passed away Friday morning, June 12, 2015, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Emi is survived by her husband of 52 years, G. Dan Jarvis; two sons, Dan Jarvis and wife Kathy of Clemmons, North Carolina, and David Jarvis and wife Allison of Tyler, Texas; and one daughter, Kris Scott and husband Jeff of Somerville, Alabama. She was blessed with seven grandchildren: Connor Jarvis and Lindsay Jarvis of Clemmons, North Carolina; Harley Scott and Rylan Scott of Somerville, Alabama; Ransom Jarvis and Isabelle Jarvis of Tyler, Texas; and Micah Jarvis of Pittsboro, North Carolina. She is also survived by two of her sisters, Alicia Kittess of Carson City, Nevada, and Ruth Panzirer of Pierre, South Dakota.

Her life was dedicated to the spiritual and physical nurturing of all those that were fortunate and blessed to know her. Emi was a devoted and faithful wife, loving and caring mother, and a dedicated and unfailing servant of her Lord Jesus Christ. Emi and her husband Dan accepted the Lord and committed their lives to serving Him shortly before their marriage in June of 1963.

Although life and career brought several moves, wherever she found herself, she connected with other believers through church and Bible studies and found ways to serve and minister to those in need in her community and beyond. Emi joyfully served the Lord teaching Sunday schools, hosting and leading small groups, ministering to homeless and poverty stricken people and working the last six years along with her husband as an Operation Christmas Child shoebox Area Coordinator for the High Country in North Carolina.

She was honored with the privilege of delivering thousands of the boxes to the children of Ukraine. Emi enjoyed gardening, cooking and entertaining guests, and she always found ways to share these gifts with others. While her life was cut short by cancer, her influence and love will impact for generations.

She was preceded in death by her father Edwin Richard Elko and mother Alice Genevieve Elko, and one sister, Irene Dose. 

Funeral arrangements for Emi Jarvis are a family visitation and viewing, which will be held on Thursday, June 18 from 5-7 PM at Hampton’s Funeral Service in Boone, North Carolina and a memorial service will be conducted on Friday, June 19 at 2 PM at Alliance Bible Fellowship in Boone, North Carolina.

Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alliance Bible Fellowship Missions Fund, 1035 NC Highway 105 Bypass, Boone, North Carolina, 28607 (online at abf.org); to Samaritan’s Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, North Carolina, 28607 (online at samaritanspurse.org); or to Trans World Radio, PO Box 8700, Cary, North Carolina, 27512-8700 (online at twr.org). 

Online condolences may be sent to the Jarvis family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com. 

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

Jack William Roten (Aug. 27, 1947
- June 12, 2015)

Roten

Roten

Jack William Roten, age 67, of Bamboo Road, Boone, passed away Friday evening, June 12, 2015, at his home. 

Jack was born August 27, 1947 in Ashe County, a son of the late William Vaughn Roten and Pauline Graybeal Roten.

He was a retired Physical Education Teacher at Watauga High School and attended The Rock Church in Boone. Jack graduated from Appalachian High School in 1964 where he was a three year varsity running back, point guard and sprinter on the track team. His senior year he was MCP in football and All-Western Regional Team as AHS won the Western State Championship. He was also MVP of the basketball and track teams.

Jack was conference champion in the 100 and 200 yard dashes and ran the 200 yard dash in the state meet. He graduated from ASU in 1968. He was a running back all four years at ASU and ran track as a sprinter his last two years. Jack led the team in scoring and rushing in 1966 with 815 yards for a 4.6 yards per carry average. In 1968, he again led the team in rushing with 780 yards for a nine yards per carry average and nine touchdowns in only five games before injuring his knee. He has the 14th all-time best rushing game in ASU history with 206 yards in 19 attempts versus Newberry in 1968.

Jack was also has the record for most kickoff return yards in one game, 191 yards on seven returns, versus Southeast Louisiana in 1965. 

Jack was the sponsor for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at WHS having started in 1987. He was a local and state Special Olympics coach from 1987-1993. He was an assistant football coach at WHS from 1984-1986, and head coach from 1987-1995. Jack was head track coach from 1984-1988 and throws coach from 1994-2000. 

In power-lifting he has excelled. Jack was the NC State Champion in 1997 and 1999-2002, the 2001 National Champion and the World Champion in 2001-2003 as well as the Master’s Division Best Lifter in 2002-2004.

Jack was in love with his Savior Jesus Christ. He put his faith first, followed by the love he had for his family! He filled his retirement years with time at the lake, working outdoors, and pouring into his grandchildren! He was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, and mentor and will be greatly missed by anyone who had the pleasure of his company! 

Monnie said, “We decided long ago to never let our family leave our presence without saying, ‘Love you. God bless!'”

Jack is survived by his wife, Monnie Blanton Roten of the home; two sons, Matt Roten and wife Jordan, and Nate Roten and wife Kelly, all of Boone; two granddaughters, Anna Gray Roten and Eliza Roten, both of Boone; one grandson, Sam Roten of Boone, and one brother, John Roten of Boone.

Funeral services for Jack William Roten will be conducted Tuesday morning, June 16, 2015, at 11:00 o’clock, at Alliance Bible Fellowship. The body will lie in state, at the church, from 10:00 until 11:00 o’clock. Officiating will be Pastor Michael Gragg and Mr. David Aderhold. Burial will follow in Mount Lawn Memorial Park and Gardens. 

The family will receive friends Monday evening, from 5:00 until 7:30 PM, at Hampton funeral Service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Attn: Receipting Department, 8701 Leeds Road, Kansas City, Missouri, 64129, Operation Christmas Child, in care of Samaritan’s Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, North Carolina, 28607, or to The Rock Church, 215 Boone Heights Drive, Boone, North Carolina, 28607. 

Online condolences may be sent to the Roten family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com. 

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

Earl D. Moretz (Feb. 13, 1921 – June 11, 2015)

Moretz

Moretz

Earl D. Moretz, age 94, of Briarwood Lane, Boone, passed away Thursday morning, June 11, 2015, at Glenbridge Health and Rehabilitation in Boone.

Earl was born February 13, 1921 in Watauga County, a son of the late James Fred Moretz and Mattie Alice Yount Moretz. He was a retired farmer and a member of Bethany Lutheran Church. Earl served his country in World War II and later served as Commander of The American Legion Post 130, in Boone, for twenty years.

He dearly loved serving his country and the community. Earl wanted to service his God and country by giving back as much as he could. He also served as a mail carrier on Route 2, in Boone, for a number of years.

Earl is survived by his wife, Ruby Norris Moretz of the home; one son, David Moretz and wife Pam of Boone; two daughters, Rebecca Humbke and husband Bruce of Calgary, Alberta, Canada and Elaine Reece and husband Gene of Boone; a daughter-in-law, Kim Flahart of Texas, and one sister-in-law, Mary Moretz of Deep Gap. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Steve Moretz; one grandson, Jonathan Fredrick Moretz; one sister, Lucille Moretz; two brothers, Luther and Wade Moretz, and one sister-in-law, Reba Moretz.

Funeral services for Earl D. Moretz will be conducted Thursday afternoon, June 18, 2015, at 2:00 o’clock, at Bethany Lutheran Church. The body will lie in state, at the church, from 1:00 until 2:00 o’clock. Officiating will be Reverend Laura Weant, Reverend John Bollinger, and Reverend Delmar James. Military graveside rites and burial, provided by American Legion Post 130, will follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Wednesday evening, from 5:00 until 8:00 o’clock, at Hampton Funeral Service.

Flowers are appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made to American Legion Post 130, 135 Bear Trail, Boone, North Carolina, 28607, or to Bethany Lutheran Church, 1030 Big Hill Road, Boone, North Carolina, 28607. 

Online condolences may be sent to the Moretz family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com.

Kaylyn J. Harmon (May 28, 2015 – June 10, 2015)

Kaylyn Jean Harmon, of Sugar Grove, infant daughter of Joseph Tyler and Kayla Jean Harmon, passed away Wednesday, June 10, 2015, in Levine Childrens Hospital in Charlotte.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her brother Brent Tyler Harmon; Maternal Grandmother, Kay Cornett and Maternal grandfather Thomas Clark. Her Paternal grandparents David and Pamela Harmon; Her Paternal great grandmother Laura Harmon and Maternal great-grand parents Dale and Brenda Cornett and great grandmother Blanche Clark.

Funeral Services will be conducted Friday, June 12, 2015 at 2 p.m. in the Austin & Barnes Funeral Home chapel. Interment will follow in the Harmon Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Friday from 12:30-2:00 p.m. in the funeral home.

Online condolences may be shared with the Harmon family at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.

Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Harmon family.

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