Watauga, Avery Obituaries – January 16, 2018

Published Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 5:23 pm

The following are recent obituary notices from Austin & Barnes and Hampton funeral homes in Boone and Reins-Sturdivant in Newland.

Elizabeth Walton Eldreth 
(March 26, 1950 – January 8, 2018) 

   Elizabeth Libby Mae Walton Eldreth, age 67, of Phillips Street, Boone, passed away Monday evening, January 8, 2018 at Watauga Medical Center. Born March 26, 1950 in Ashe County, she was a daughter of Clyde and Nola Bare Walton. Mrs. Eldreth attended Blackburns Tabernacle in Todd and was a retired employee of Appalachian State University. She loved reading her Bible and praying, took pride in keeping a clean home, and in her spare time, she enjoyed crocheting. 
    Mrs. Eldreth is survived by her husband of 52 years, Carl Eldreth; daughters, Lisa Taylor and husband, Michael, of Jacksonville, NC, Diane Wiles and husband, Randy, of North Wilkesboro and Paula Arsenault of Boone; son, Doug Eldreth and wife, Tracy, of Lenoir; eight grandchildren, Jessica Hendrick, Christopher Genzardi, Josh Wiles, Chelsea Hall, Aaron Arsenault, Zachary Arsenault, Savannah Eldreth and Jonathon Eldreth; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Pauline Bare and Mary Lou Poe, both of Jefferson; and two brothers, Charles Walton and wife, Faye, and Bill Walton and wife, Lib, all of West Jefferson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Dean Walton. 
    Funeral services for Elizabeth Libby Walton Eldreth will be conducted Saturday afternoon, January 13, at 2 oclock at the Austin & Barnes Funeral Chapel, officiated by Rev. J. D. Walton. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 2 oclock, prior to services, at Austin & Barnes. Burial will follow in the Howell Cemetery in Todd. 
    Online condolences may be shared at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com
    Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Eldreth family.

 

Louvenia P. Martin 
(February 09, 1925 – January 9, 2018) 

     Ms. Louvenia Presnell Martin, age 92, of Boone, passed away Tuesday evening, January 9, 2018 at Glenbridge Health & Rehabilitation. Born February 9, 1925 in Watauga County, she was a daughter of the late George W. and Lillie Melvina Ward Presnell. She was preceded in death by her husband Winfield Martin.
     A graduate of Lees-McRae College and Appalachian State Teachers College, Mrs. Martin was an Educator in Henderson County for 36 years. She was a lifelong learner and educator and earned her MA from Western Carolina. She was a member of Boone United Methodist Church where she was involved in the JOY Club. She was also active in the Watauga Chapter of Retired Teachers.
    Louvenia was a world traveler, having visited five continents. She loved the mountains and spending time on China Lake in Maine. She was an avid reader and she loved her friends and family.
    She is survived by one sister, Sarah P. Guerrino of Gainesville, Virginia, one brother, Cecil F. Presnell of Piney Flats, Tennessee, and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, George Presnell and Nathan Linney Presnell, and one sister Rilda Presnell. 
    A celebration of Louvenias life will be conducted Sunday, January 14th at 2 PM at Boone United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends to share refreshments and memories immediately after the service at the church.
     In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to a charity or church of the donors choice. 
    Online condolences may be shared with the family of Lou Martin at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com
    Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family.

 

Rose Petruzzelli Agate 
(June 18, 1923 – January 10, 2018) 

     Rose Petruzzelli Agate, age 94, of Beach Road, Banner Elk, the Foscoe Community, passed away Tuesday afternoon, January 9, 2018 at The Foley Center in Blowing Rock. 
    Born June 18, 1923 in Bari, Italy, Rose was a daughter of Angelo and Olympia Lopane Petruzzelli. Mrs. Agate was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Boone and retired as a bookkeeper for Dominic Dress in Glen Cove, NY. Mrs. Agate was a great cook, an impeccable housekeeper, and was always surrounded by family.
    She is survived by her brother, Sam Petruzzelli of Fort Myers, FL; four children, John Agate and wife, Diane, of Fort Pierce, FL, Frank Agate and wife, Kathy, of Foscoe, Angela Wiencke and husband, Leroy, of Craryville, NY; and Peter Agate and wife, Katie, of Statesville, NC and grandchildren, Julie Gragg of KY, Frank Agate and wife, Anitra, of Cooper City, FL, Leroy Wiencke and wife, Neisha, of NY, James Agate of Dania Beach, FL, Brian Agate and wife, Calista, of Mooresville, NC, Cynthia Sherbert and husband, John, of Mt. Holly, NC, John Wiencke of NY, Daniel Agate and wife, April, of Statesville, NC, John Robert Agate of CA, and Mark Agate of AZ.
    A funeral Mass will be conducted Saturday morning, January 20, 2018 at 11 oclock at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, celebrated by Father Matthew Codd. The family will receive friends Saturday morning from 10 until 11 oclock, prior to services, at St. Elizabeth. Lunch will be provided by St. Elizabeth following services. Graveside services will be held at a later date in Holy Rood Cemetery in Westbury, NY.
    The family suggests memorials to the Foley Center, 621 Chestnut Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 or to the Father Frank Connolly Endowment Fund, in care of 
    St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 259 Pilgrims Way, Boone, NC 28607. 
    Online condolences may be shared with the family at the website www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com
    Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Agate family.

 

James Franklin Baird 
(February 16, 1948 – January 11, 2018) 

    James Franklin Baird, age 69, of Granite Falls, passed away January 11, 2018. 
    Born February 16, 1948 in Watauga County, he was a son of Benjamin Franklin and Ollie Hodges Baird. James was a great dad who loved his family and was a man who enjoyed the simple things in life. His favorite pastime was drag racing and mechanic work. He was a long distance truck driver for Dennis Cook Trucking.
    James is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Kay Baird, and son, James Scott Baird, both of Granite Falls; the mother of his children, Carol Greer Michael of Boone; sisters, Jean Duncan of Hickory, Shirlee Lee and husband, George, of Hannibal, MO, Marlene Mast and husband, Max, of Concord, and Marie Anderson and husband, Gary, of Vilas; and brothers, R. C. Baird and wife, Jackie, of Minnesota, Wayne Baird and wife, Barbara, of Conover, Larry Baird and wife, Janet, and Roger Baird and wife, Karen, all of Boone. 
    Funeral services will be conducted Monday, January 15, at 2 oclock at the Austin & Barnes Funeral Chapel, officiated by Rev. Mike Townsend. The family will receive friends Monday from 1 until 2 oclock, prior to services, at Austin & Barnes. Graveside services will follow at Meat Camp Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Meat Camp Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, in care of Barry Greene, 527 Jack Hayes Rd., Boone, NC 28607.
    Online condolences may be shared at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com
    Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Baird family.

 

Thomas D. Moore 
(August 14, 1951 – January 13, 2018) 

    Thomas David Moore, age 66, passed away peacefully surrounded by loving family on the morning of Saturday, January 13th, 2018. Born August 14th, 1951, to Claude and Ala Mae Moore in Haywood County, Tom grew to be a man of the cloth and a pillar of his community. Graduating seminary in 1976 from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, he dedicated his life to his ministry, his community, and his family. Tom was an integral part of running the winter ministries at the various ski resorts in the High Country, minister at Land Harbor, and director of ministry activity with Resort Area Ministries. He always greeted with a warm smile, a kind word and an empathetic ear to anyone who had need for it. His points of focus in his life were his faith, his family, and his friends. His memorial service will be on Saturday, January 20th at 4pm at High Country United Church of Christ. The family will begin receiving visitors at 3pm. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Huntingtons Disease Society of America, Resort Area Ministries or the Tom Moore Pavilion at High Country United Church of Christ. 
    Online condolences may be shared with Toms family at the website www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.
    Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Moore family.

 

Thomas F. Strickland 
(November 24, 1977 – January 13, 2018) 

     Thomas Fred Strickland, age 40, of Lenoir, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday, January 13, 2018.
    He was preceded in death by his grandparents Charlie and Cilia Guy, and Boyd Teague. Also one sister, Lisa Teague.
    He is survived by his wife Melissa Triplett Strickland and their daughters, Sarah Ann and Ava Leigh. His parents, Annie Guy of Zionville and Thomas Teague of Lenoir. One brother, Paul Strickland of Lenoir, two sisters, Mindy and Crystal Teague both of Lenoir. His grandmother, Georgia Mae Teague. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
    Memorial services for Thomas Fred Strickland will be conducted Saturday at 3:00 p.m. in the Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. 
    Online condolences may be shared with the Strickland at the website www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.
    Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Strickland family.

 

Barbara Figley Shupe

July 22, 1933 – January 07, 2018

Barbara Figley Shupe, age 84, of LaBelle, Florida, passed away Sunday morning, January 7, 2018, at Watauga Medical Center.

Barbara was born July 22, 1933 in Huntington, West Virginia, daughter of the late Frank Z. Figley and Lorraine Harlan Figley. She was a retired Elementary School Music Teacher.

Barbara is survived by three sons, Marshall F. Shupe of Lake Worth, Florida, Christopher H. Shupe and wife Valerie of LaBelle, Florida, and Justin C. Shupe of Davenport, Florida; three granddaughters, Ansley Cockram and husband Willie of Labelle, Florida, Abbey Shupe of Fort Myers, Florida, and Breanna Shupe of Davenport, Florida, and one grandson, Colby Shupe of Davenport, Florida.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Henry Wren Shupe, Jr., and one granddaughter, Aimee Shupe Wingate.

A memorial service for Barbara Figley Shupe will be conducted at a later date in Clewiston, Florida.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Dunklin Memorial Camp, 3342 SW Hosanah Lane, Okeechobee, Florida, 34974.

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

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

 

 Patricia Ann Maynor Huskins

July 12, 1940 – January 07, 2018

Patricia Ann Maynor Huskins, 77, of Newton, NC, formally of Huntersville, NC, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at her residence.

She was born on July 12, 1940 in Robeson, NC and was the daughter of the late Willie and Georgianna Smith Maynor, and wife of the late Ralph Donald Huskins. Her early career was a surgical technician for Carolinas Medical Center and then a bank teller in Huntersville. She loved gardening, sewing, shopping and spending time with her family.

Patricia is survived by five children, Crystal Herring of Monroe, NC, Charles Butler and wife Wendy of Pageland, SC, Cassandra Butler Clark of Lancaster, SC, Vance Huskins and wife Nadia of France, and Connie Colvard of Newton, NC; two sisters, Rockie Lee Bullard of Maxton, NC, and Mary Smith of Rowland, NC; 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, and two step-children, Patrick Huskins and wife Lucy of Black Mountain, NC, and Dana Huskins of Asheville, NC. 

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Edwin, Sanford, Doug and Joe Maynor, and a sister, Carrie Lee Maynor.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, January 12, 2018, at 2:00 PM, in James Funeral Home Chapel. A private burial will held at the Huskins Family Cemetery in Vilas, NC. 

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at funeral home.

Online condolences can be sent to the Huskins family at jamesfuneralhomelkn.com.

James Funeral Home of Huntersville, NC and Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Kermit C. Watson

October 18, 1938 – January 11, 2018

Kermit Watson, age 79, of Quail Court, Lenoir, a native of Watauga County, passed away Thursday morning, January 11, 2018, at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care in Hudson.

Kermit was born October 18, 1938 in Watauga County, a son of the late Arnold and Mae Miller Watson. He was a retired lift truck mechanic for General Motors in Cleveland, Ohio, where he was employed for 32 years. Kermit and his wife moved to Lenoir in September of 1990 and went to work for A.P. Anderson Rentals as a maintenance contractor for 25 years. He was an avid bowler, loved his 1959 and 1960 Ford Thunderbirds, as well as camping, fishing, watching westerns, and Nascar.

Kermit truly loved his family, his grandchildren, and his black Pug, Smokey.

Kermit is survived by his wife Judy Cooper Watson of the home; two daughters, Tammy Dudman and husband Richard of Lenoir, and Louise Gandziarski and husband John of Yorktown, Virginia; his grandchildren, Tiara Cleary and fiance Ryan Kreidler of Oil City, Pennsylvania, Kayla Ferroni and husband Josh of Rocky River, Ohio, Dakota Dudman of Lenoir, Hannah Nelson of Yorktown, Virginia, and Emily DeLuca of Yorktown, Virginia; his great-granddaughter, Evelyn L. Ferroni of Rocky River, Ohio; his surrogate daughter, Debbie Messer and husband David of Lenoir, and two sisters, Reta Potter and husband Wayne of Deep Gap, and Nova Greene of Vilas. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his uncle, Arthel “Doc” Watson.

Funeral services for Kermit C. Watson will be conducted Saturday morning, January 20, 2018, at 11:00 o’clock, at Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church. The body will lie in state, at the church, from 10:00 until 11:00 o’clock. Officiating will be Reverend Andy Watson and Reverend Charles Bristle. Burial will follow, at 2:00 o’clock, at Blue Ridge Memorial Park in Lenoir.

The family will receive friends Friday evening, from 6:00 until 8:00 o’clock, at Hampton Funeral Service.

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

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

 

Jerry William Hicks

January 05, 1944 – January 12, 2018

Jerry William Hicks, age 74, of Daybreak Lane, Granite Falls, a native of Watauga County, passed away Friday, January 12, 2018, at his home.

Jerry was born January 5, 1944 in Watauga County, a son of the late William and Laura Hicks. He was a retired spray operator in the furniture industry, and attended Pisgah Baptist Church.

Jerry is survived by one son, Jerry “Junior” Hicks and wife Dana of Lenoir; two daughters, Linda Boykin of Hickory, and Teresa Trivette of Lenoir, and five sisters, Shirley Walker of Sawmills, Blanche Clark and Kathleen Coffey, both of Boone, Linda Jackson of Icard, and Judy Critcher of Zionville. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Terry William Hicks, and three brothers, John Henry, Forest, and Raymond Hicks.

Funeral services for Jerry William Hicks will be conducted Monday afternoon, January 15, 2018, at 2:00 o’clock, at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. The body will lie in state, at the chapel, from 1:00 until 2:00 o’clock. Officiating will be Reverend Ronnie Miller. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday afternoon, from 1:00 until 2:00 o’clock, at the funeral home, prior to the service.

Flowers are appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 128 South Tryon Street, Suite 1588, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28202.

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

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

 

 Lincoln C. Horner

August 24, 1977 – January 14, 2018

Lincoln C. Horner, age 40, of Elk Creek Darby Road, Ferguson, passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018, at Watauga Medical Center.

Lincoln was born August 24, 1977 in Duncan, Oklahoma, a son of Joyce Jerrolds Holloman, of the Foscoe Community, and the late Carroll F. “Mike” Horner. He was a self-employed Specialty Painting Contractor.

In addition to his mother, Lincoln is survived by one son, Lincoln Thomas Riley Horner of Hudson; one daughter, Layla Elaine Horner of Hudson; one brother, Cody Ratliff of Vilas; one sister, Krystal Horner of Boone, and a niece, Nicole Meyers and husband Cody of Hudson.

He was preceded in death by his father, Carroll F. “Mike” Horner.

Funeral services for Lincoln C. Horner will be conducted Sunday afternoon, January 21, 2018, at 2:00 o’clock, at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. The body will lie in state, at the chapel, from 1:00 until 2:00 o’clock. Officiating will be Pastor Gordon Noble.

The family will receive friends following the funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to his two young children for their care, in care of his mother, Joyce Holloman, PO Box 2734, Boone, North Carolina, 28607.

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

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

 

Deanna Miller Trivette

August 31, 1944 – January 15, 2018

Deanna Miller Trivette, age 73, of Graggville Road, Boone, passed away Monday morning, January 15, 2018.

Deanna was born August 31, 1944 in Watauga County, a daughter of the late Arlie Hill Miller and Martha Inez Miller. She was a retired employee of Erlanger Medical Center.

Deanna is survived by one son, Brent Lawrence of Boone; two brothers, Colin Miller of Pinnacle, North Carolina and LeLon Miller of Wendell, and one sister, Neiola Miller of Boone.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her second husband, Willie P. Trivette, and one son, Brian Lawrence.

Graveside services and burial will be conducted Thursday afternoon, January 18, 2018, at Chestnut Hill Cemetery in Salisbury, North Carolina.

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

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

 

Reverend Quincy G. Norris

January 15, 2018

Reverend Quincy G. Norris, age 84, of John Ward Road, Sugar Grove, passed away Monday evening, January 15, 2018.

Quincy was born July 4, 1933 in Avery Country, a son of the late Russell and Cannie Andes Norris. He was a retired Mail Carrier for the United States Postal Service and became an ordained minister at Beech Valley Baptist Church in March of 1972. He was pastor of Flat Springs Baptist Church, Elk Mills Church, Zion Hill Baptist Church, and Calvary Baptist Church

Quincy is survived by his wife, Barbara Harmon Norris; his son, Gary Norris; his grandson, Steven Norris and wife Crystal; his granddaughter, Jennifer Lawrence and husband Reverend Daniel Lawrence; one great-grandson, Parker Lawrence; two great-granddaughters, Kara Lawrence and Charlotte Lawrence; one sister, Willa Mae Guy, and a very special son-in-law, Elmer Jones. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Bobbie Joy Norris; his daughter, Sheri Norris Jones, and three brothers, Henry, Forester, and Gilbert Norris.

A Celebration of the Life of Reverend Quincy G. Norris will be conducted Friday afternoon, January 19, 2018, at 2:00 o’clock, at Beech Valley Baptist Church. The body will lie in state, at the church, from 1:00 until 2:00 o’clock. Presiding will be Pastor Gordon Noble. Burial will follow in Beech Valley Community Cemetery.

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

The family respectfully request no food.

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

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

 

Doris Perkins Storie

November 23, 1941 – January 16, 2018

Doris Perkins Storie, age 76, of Storie Road, Boone, passed away Tuesday morning, January 16, 2018, at her home.

Doris is survived by her husband, Marvin Storie of the home; three daughters, Tonya Barlow and husband Bryan, Shelia Storie, and Claudia Cook and husband Byron, all of Boone; an honorary son, Spencer Storie and wife Linda of Salisbury; one brother, Joseph C. Perkins and wife Erma of King, North Carolina; one granddaughter, Korbel Cook of Boone, and three grandsons, Garrett Barlow, Aaron Barlow, and Carson Cook, all of Boone.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, George W. Perkins and Zeola Hughes Perkins.

Funeral services for Doris Perkins Storie will be conducted Saturday afternoon, January 20, 2018, at 2:00 o’clock, at Deerfield United Methodist Church. The body will lie in state, at the church, from 1:00 until 2:00 o’clock. Officiating will be Reverend Wes Austin and Reverend Josh Anderson. Burial will follow in the Storie Family Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Friday evening, from 6:00 until 8:00 o’clock, at Deerfield United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, in care of Brian Barker, 441 Daniel Drive, Boone, North Carolina, 28607.

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

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements

 

Robert “Bob” Pickett

September 1, 1927 – January 10, 2018

Robert “Bob” Pickett passed away this week at the age of 90. He was born in Cleveland,Ohio in 1927. He went to Ohio State University and then graduated from John Carroll University School of Pharmacy. So that is his bio, this is his life: Newly out of college he was working in his first drugstore when he was snowed in for 3 days. He decided at that point he was done with Ohio weather, jumped on a plane to Miami, rented a car and drove up the coast of South Florida, knocking on doors of every pharmacy he saw.(1954). Got hired in a small store in downtown Lake Worth. Went home, pack up his stuff and his pregnant wife Helen and moved to Florida. Your children, Scott, Wendy and Eve thank you. Within ten years he started his own chain of drugstores called Best Buy Drugs. He ended owning 12 stores and a gift shop. One day he realized how much time it was taking traveling back and forth by car inorder to check on the stores so he decided to take flying lesson so that he could save time. He was in WW11 and was being trained as a navy pilot, but thankfully the war ended before he graduated from pilot school. He flew airplanes and raced sailboats with his best friend Dr Robert Greer, but that is not the complete man. He was a major volunteer in the community. When he was the president of the Jaycees, he was in charge of launching the fireworks on the 4 of July off a barge in the inter-coastal waterway near Peanut Island. What most people do not know is that he stored the fireworks in our carport prior to the event.(Yes we all survived). Then he went on to work (Volunteer ) for Goodwill industries. His dedication was so acknowledged by Goodwill Industries that they named a building after him on 45th St, WPB. Final conclusion: Thank you Bob Pickett , for your service to the community, for the friends you helped along the way and for being our father. You will be greatly missed. A Memorial celebration of his life will be at his daughter Wendy’s place, Friday Jan 19 starting at 4 pm to we all decide to leave. Address is 730 N L Street, Lake Worth, FL. Please stop by anytime and share a memory or story.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.rsfh.net
The care of Bob and his family was entrusted to Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland

 

Tommy H. Thomas

December 9, 1929 – January 13, 2018

Tommy H. Thomas, 88, of Newland, the Roaring Creek Community, passed away on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at the Charles A. Cannon Memorial Hospital in Linville.
A native of Avery County, he was a son of the late Henry and Donie Buchanan Thomas. 
Tommy was a member of the Peoples Church and had retired from the US Forestry Service. He could often be seen around Avery County fishing the banks of the area rivers and creeks. 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Darold “Dougie” Thomas; sisters, Ruby and Hazel Thomas, June Holder, Pansy Grindstaff, Hulda Briggs; brothers, Emmett, Robert, Arnold and Ernest Thomas.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife of 30 years, Kate Oaks Hughes of the home; daughters, Debra Beckett of Everette, WA, Rita (Kelly) Sateren of Everette, WA; step children, Greta (Jerry) Trivett of Crossnore, Greg (Donna) Hughes of Roaring Creek; sister, Joyce McKInney of Newland; eight grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; three step grandchildren; seven step great grandchildren; twelve nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Tommy Thomas will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. from the Grandfather Chapel of Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home with Tony English officiating. Interment will follow in the Thomas Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until the service hour Thursday at the funeral home.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.rsfh.net
The care of Tommy and his family has been entrusted to Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland.

 

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