Avery, Watauga Obituaries – March 31, 2015

Published Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 3:58 pm

Burl Woodring (May 8, 1930 – March 31, 2015) 

Burl Woodring, 84, of Little Creek Road, Todd, passed away Tuesday morning, March 31, 2015, at Glenbridge Health and Rehabilitation in Boone.

Mr. Woodring was born May 8, 1930 in Watauga County, a son of the late Smith and Minnie Greene Woodring. He was a retired employee of Wilcox Drug Company in Boone.

Mr. Woodring is survived by his wife, Corina Ward Woodring of the home; one daughter, Vickie Woodring of Todd; one son, Jay Woodring and wife Elaine of Todd; one granddaughter, Kayla Yedman and husband Chris of Todd; one grandson, Jason Woodring of Todd; one great-grandson, Devon Yeoman of Todd; one nephew, Leroy Woodring of Todd, and a sister-in-law, Lena Woodring of Todd.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Hubert, Howard, and Earl Woodring.

Graveside services and burial for Burl Woodring will be conducted Thursday afternoon, April 2, 2015, at 2:00 o’clock, at Hopewell Community Cemetery. Officiating will be Pastor Eric Proffitt.

The family will receive friends Thursday afternoon, from 1:00 until 2:00 o’clock, at Hampton Funeral Service.

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

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

Earl E. Burns, Sr. (Nov. 15, 1928 – March 31, 2015) 

Mr. Earl E. Burns, Sr., 86, of Peoria Road, Vilas, passed away Tuesday morning, March 31, 2015 at his residence.

Mr. Burns was born Nov. 15, 1928 in Littleton, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Charles Burns. He was a retired plumber.

Mr. Burns is survived by seven sons, Earl Edgar Burns, Jr. and wife Lisa of Darby, North Carolina, Bruce Wade Burns and wife Kay of Patterson, North Carolina, Randy Allen Burns and wife Judy of Granite Falls, North Carolina, Craig Burns and Brent Burns of the home, Mark Burns and wife Terri of Lenoir, North Carolina, and Matt Burns and wife Susan of Butler, Tennessee; and one step-daughter, Gail Guy of Patterson, North Carolina. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine Cornett Burns.

A memorial service for Mr. Earl E. Burns, Sr. will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be sent to the Burns Family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com.

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

Greene

Greene

Clabert Potter Greene (May 30, 1938 – March 30, 2015)

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Bonnie Ward Gilday (April 28, 1919 – March 28, 2015) 

Bonnie Ward Gilday, 95, of Silver Spring, Md., a native and former resident of the Green Valley Community, passed away Saturday morning, March 28, 2015, at Deerfield Ridge Assisted Living in Boone, North Carolina.

Bonnie was born April 28, 1919 in Watauga County, a daughter of the late Council A. Ward and Millie Trivette Ward. For many years, she made her home in Silver Spring, Maryland, where she worked as an Administrative Secretary for the Federal Government, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wheaton.

Gilday

Gilday

Mrs. Gilday is survived by one grandson, Keith Gilday of Reno, Nevada; one daughter-in-law, Lelia Gilday, of Astro Valley, California; four sisters, Betty James of Lexington, North Carolina, Celia Trivette of Boone, Ruth Walsh and husband Lester of Athens, Tennessee and Madeline Hatley of Hudson, North Carolina, and one sister-in-law, Thelma Ward of Sugar Grove. She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews, including nieces Dianne Eggers and Danette Mixon, who have been her caregivers for the past three years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Mark Edward Gilday, a son, Ronald Edward Gilday, a daughter Linda Sue Gilday, two sisters, Annie Ward and Lizzie Combs, and four brothers, Alfred, John Henry, Grayson and Albert Ward.

Graveside services and burial for Bonnie Ward Gilday will be conducted Thursday afternoon, April 2, 2015, at 1:00 o’clock, at Parklawn Memorial Gardens in Rockville, Maryland. Officiating will be Reverend Larry White and Pastor David Ward.

The family will receive friends Thursday afternoon, from 12:00 until 1:00 o’clock, at Collins Funeral Home in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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

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

Dane A. Cook (March 18, 1925 – March 26, 2015) 

Dane A. Cook, 90, of Deerfield Road, Boone, passed away Thursday morning, March 26, 2015, at Rainey House Hospice in Anderson, South Carolina.

Cook

Cook

Mr. Cook was born March 18, 1925 in Watauga County, a son of the late Roscoe and Ina Elrod Cook. He was a retired machinist for TRW, Inc. in Boone and a member of Mount Vernon Baptist Church. Mr. Cook served in the United States Army during World War II, serving with the 9th Armored Division in Germany. He was involved in many significant battles, including the Battle of the Bulge and the Crossing the Rhine River at Remagen Bridge. Dane was an avid golfer for many years.

Mr. Cook is survived by two sons, Michael “Mike” Cook and Dana of Advance, North Carolina, and Doug Cook and wife Kelly of Anderson, South Carolina; one granddaughter, Carly Cook of Advance, North Carolina; and three grandsons, Dane Patrick Cook of Advance, North Carolina, and Christian Cook and Scott Cook, both of Anderson, South Carolina. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Billie Holman Cook, and five brothers, Billy J., Boyd, Mack, Doc and Grant Cook.

Funeral services for Dane A. Cook will be conducted Saturday morning, March 28, 2015, at 11:00 o’clock at Mount Vernon Baptist Church. The body will lie in state, at the church, from 10:00 until 11:00. Officiating will be Reverend Bud Russell. Burial with military honors will follow in the Mount Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Saturday morning, from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m., at the church, prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 3505 Bamboo Road, Boone, North Carolina 28607.

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

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

Mrs. Cora L. Oliver (Nov. 9, 1927 – March 26, 2015)

Oliver

Oliver

Mrs. Cora Leigh Oliver, 87, of Creston, the Three Top Community, passed away Thursday evening, March 26, 2015 at Wake Forest University Baptist Hospital, surrounded by her family. Born Nov. 9, 1927 in Watauga County, she was the daughter of the late Dewey Clayton and Mary Ella Snyder Trivette. Cora Leigh was a member of Zionville Baptist Church. She was a very fortunate lady.

She is survived by one daughter, Nettie Leigh Mahala, one grandson, Robert Mahala, and one sister Pauline Roark and husband Joe all of Creston, two sisters in law, Ann Trivette of Zionville and Janette Trivette of Mountain City, and her former son in law, Shirlie Mahala of Creston, and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert S. Oliver, brothers,Glenn Trivette and his wife, Ruth Trivette, George,and Bert Trivette, one sister, Mae Sutherland, and her husband, Buster; and one sister in law, Mary Trivette.

Funeral services for Mrs. Cora Leigh Oliver will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Lane Roark and Rev. Frankie Rash. Burial will follow at Mount Lawn Memorial Park & Gardens. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2 o’clock until 3 o’clock at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be shared with the Oliver family at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com. Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Oliver family.

Mr. Richard E. Wiggins (Nov. 25, 1954 – March 23, 2015)

Wiggins

Wiggins

Mr. Richard Eugene Wiggins, 60, of Willow Trail, Boone, NC, passed away Monday night, March 23, 2015 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC, due to complications from pneumonia. Born November 25, 1954 in Chattanooga, TN, he was the son of the late Dr. Eugene and Mrs. Jean Ella Whaley Wiggins.

Growing up in Dahlonega, Georgia, Richard was an avid outdoorsman. He pursued his passion to the vast wilderness of California, Oregon and Alaska, where he worked in fisheries, forestry and wildlife management. Richard was also an accomplished chef, and drawn by his love of the Blue Ridge Mountains, moved with his family to Boone, NC, in 2002, where he was most recently employed by Watauga Medical Center.

He is survived by his wife, Katherine Wiggins, and son, Hunter Wiggins, of the home, and one sister, Sarah Beth Wiggins of Dahlonega, GA. He was preceded in death by one aunt, Dr. Genevieve Wiggins of Athens, TN.

A memorial service will be conducted on Friday, April 10 at 4:00 p.m. at St. Mary of the Hills, 140 Chestnut Drive, Blowing Rock. Officiating will be Reverend Richard C. Lawler. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall. Plans for a celebration of life service to be held in Dahlonega, GA, are pending.

Flowers are accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the Wildlife Diversity Endowment Fund, c/o NC Wildlife Resources Commission, 1702 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1702 or www.ncwildlife.org/give.

Online condolences may be shared with the Wiggins family at austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com. Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Wiggins family.

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