Watauga, Avery Obituaries – June 26, 2018

Published Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 8:02 am

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

Chester E. Whittle, Jr. 
(September 21, 1943 – June 18, 2018) 

    Chester Elmer Whittle, Jr. of 464 Holiday Hills, Boone, NC, beloved Father, husband, Grandfather, friend and attorney, passed away June 18 at Watauga Medical Center. He was born September 21, 1943, in Orlando, Florida to the late Margaret Sullivan Whittle of Savannah, Georgia and Chester E. Whittle of Sarasota, Florida.
    Chester was a graduate of Davidson and earned his law degree from the University of Florida in 1967. He practiced in Miami and Boone. He was licensed in North Carolina in 1981 where he has been since.
     Chester was a Captain in the US Army, an Intelligence Officer working in the Phoenix program and Commander of MP Company in Vietnam during 1969 and 1970. He was awarded the Bronze Star. 
    He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Whittle, his nephew, Butch Waller and his brother-in-law, Joe Robinson.
    He is survived by his wife, Jeanne Robinson, one brother, Christopher Whittle of Pawleys Island, SC, son, James Whittle of Asheville, two daughters, Gracie Whittle OLoughlin of Vilas and Cristen Whittle of Asheville, two grandchildren, Rivers Whittle and Cecelia Whittle of Asheville.
    In-laws include Sean OLoughlin of Vilas, Margaret Whittle of Pawleys Island, Jan Whittle of Winston-Salem, Tera Broughton of Asheville, Sheila Robinson of Newton and Larry and Frances Hollar of Newton.
    His nieces and nephews include Christopher Whittle of Columbia, SC, Scott and Sharon Whittle of Charlotte, Susan Waller of Highlands, Spencer and Beth Whittle of Winston-Salem, Joe and Karin Phillips of Charlotte, Charles and Julie Hollar of Charlotte, Nicholas and Amber Hahn of Atlanta, Georgia and Doctors Larry and Carlin Hollar of Winston-Salem. 
    Chester loved God, spending time in Key West and at Lake Watauga, teaching Sunday School at Sugar Grove Baptist Church. He adored his pets, reading and will be missed by all who knew him.
    The funeral will be held 3 pm. Friday, June 22 at Boone United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:30 until 3 PM.
    Memorials may be made to Boone United Methodist Church, 471 New Market Boulevard, Boone, NC 28607 or to Sugar Grove Baptist Church, 925 Sugar Grove Road, Butler, TN 37640.
    Online condolences may be shared with the Whittle family at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com
    Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Whittle family.


Mr. Scott Norris 
(August 02, 1965 – June 18, 2018) 

    Scott Bradley Norris, 52, of Julian went home to be with his Lord, surrounded by his loving family, on Monday, June 18, 2018.
    Scott was a 1986 graduate of the Charles D. McIver School in Greensboro. He enjoyed competing in Special Olympics and bowling and loved to sing. 
    A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Barry Lemons and Rev. Dan Carter officiating; burial will follow in Dr. Clyde M. Gilmore Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church one hour prior to the service.
    Surviving are his loving parents, Bobby Joe and Anne Houck Norris; one sister, Pamela Joy Moretz and her husband, David; niece, Anne Hamby and her husband, Dwayne; and two uncles, Mike Norris and his wife, Marie, and their children, Kendall Houck and husband Jon, Kinsay Sand and husband Matt, and their daughter, Olive, Hubert Matheson and his daughter, Mitzi, one aunt, Martha Norris, and children; Debbie and Pete Wilson and their children, Aaron Wilson and wife Emily, and children, Anna and Ruby, Amanda Lyda and husband Nathan and children Ava and Isaiah, Andrew Wilson, Anita Chappell and her children, Benjamin and Ivy. 
    He is preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Sarah Houck and paternal grandmother, Myrtle Norris, one uncle, G. C. Norris, one aunt, Georgia Gail Norris Matheson and a cousin, Ben Chappell.
    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, 4400 Alamance Church Road, Liberty, NC 27298 or Community Home Care and Hospice, 533 S. Fayetteville Street, Asheboro, NC 27203.
    Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.LoflinFH.com.
    Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty is honored to serve the Norris family.


Mildred Scognamiglio Patella 
(February 22, 1919 – June 22, 2018) 

    Mildred Scognamiglio Patella was born in Hoboken, NJ on February 22, 1919. She was the third of seven children of Italian immigrants who thrived in this country. She worked at various jobs as a young women but one of her favorite activities was singing. She met her future husband Carmen Patella in an Italian singing club (Coro dItalia). They were married in March 1944 while he was serving active duty in the Army Air Corps. He was stationed in the Middle East and Europe during the first year of their marriage and they communicated with daily Love letters. As Frank Sinatra, her old Hoboken neighbor sang, Fairy-tales can come true…
    After the war, they began a family and were devoted parents to their five children; Nina, Carmen, Maria, Christopher and Gerald. They lived first in Hoboken, then Jersey City and finally down to the Jersey Shore. Millie retired from a long career with Sears & Roebuck and was active in church, community activities, cooking, gardening and organizing large & loud family gatherings. She was a master seamstress who displayed her talents in her home and clothing designs. Mildred was a lifelong lover of classical art who enjoyed drawing, painting and art history. She pursued professional studies of art in college as an adult. Millie was always ahead of the trend, doing yoga, exercising and taking daily walks before work. 
    Following the death of her husband Carmen, Sr. in 1999, she resettled in Boone, North Carolina. Millie and her widowed sister-in-law, Helen, lived independently until they settled into Appalachian-Brian Estates later in life. 
    She is survived by 5 children and their partners; Nina & Jane, Carmen & Patricia, Maria & Eric, Chris & Diana, Gerald & Gina; 7 grandchildren & partners; Lani & Sean, Celena & Nate, Nike & Ann-Marie, Emily & Ty, Saedra & Nat, Kayla, Anthony, and 6 great-grandchildren; Josie, Devon, Max, N J, Noah, & Kirra. There are also numerous cousins, nephews and nieces. 
    A private Family service will be held in Blowing Rock and interment of remains will be in Middletown, New Jersey. 
    The family suggests memorials to Medi Home Health & Hospice, 400 Shadowline Drive, Suite 100-B, Boone, NC 28607. 
    Online condolences may be shared at the website www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com
    Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Patella family.


Glenda Jean Daniels

March 29, 1963 – June 18, 2018

Glenda Jean Daniels, age 55, of Earl Lane, Newland, passed away Monday, June 18, 2018.

Glenda is survived by her mother, Dollie Daniels of the home; one son, Dustin Hill; three sisters, Rosa Crowder and husband Alec of Spruce Pine, Chenilla Benfield and husband Bill, and Charlene Daniels, both of Newland, and one brother, Kenneth Ray Daniels and wife Judy of Newland. She is also survived by two granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by her father, Frank Taylor.

Memorial services for Glenda Jean Daniels will be conducted Tuesday afternoon, June 26, 2018, at 4:00 o’clock, at Elk Mountain Baptist Church in Newland. Officiating will be Pastor Ronnie Trivette.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family, in care of Alec Crowder, 360 Bent Road, Spruce Pine, North Carolina, 28777.

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

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


Ruth Barnett Bargerstock

December 29, 1923 – June 20, 2018

Devoted mother and a friend to many, Ruth Barnett Bargerstock, aged 94, passed away from natural causes on June 20, 2018 at Glenbridge Health and Rehabilitation.  A resident of Boone, NC since 2008, she was born in Robertsdale, Pennsylvania on December 29th, 1923, but grew up in Johnstown, PA and graduated from Johnstown High School in 1940. She received her bachelor’s degree and education certification at Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA where she met her future husband Charles Bargerstock. They married in 1943 and raised three children.

For 30 years, Ruth taught Home Economics and Special Education in the Pennsylvania public schools where she is remembered for her dedication to making a difference and for generously providing special support to individual students at difficult times. Ruth played violin as a young adult, performing for a few years in the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra. She made sure that her children all had musical lessons growing up and that they developed an appreciation for fine music. She was an expert seamstress, tailoring suits for herself and her family, as well as designing drapery and slipcovers for her home. Her love of sewing kept her busy at the sewing machine up until her final years, making repairs and altering clothing for friends and family. Her fine culinary skills were also highly appreciated and her dinner parties were perfection. After retirement, she took the opportunity to travel the world, visiting Europe, the Caribbean, Nepal, India, China, Southeast Asia, Great Britain, and Greece. She lived a full life, giving her heart sincerely to everyone she met.

Preceding her in death is her husband Charles, her mother, Mary Davis Barnett Price and her sister, Helen Barnett White. Ruth is survived by her three children, Charles T. Bargerstock of Deep Gap NC, Andrew S. Bargerstock (wife Elizabeth) of Fairfield Iowa, and Nancy E. Bargerstock (husband Gregory Simmons) of Boone NC, two granddaughters, Caroline Moretz (husband Derek) and Cameron Mullenneaux (husband Emanuel) and two great grandchildren, Olivia Cole Moretz and Leland Syan Moretz.

The family will hold a private memorial service in Northfield, VT. The family requests no flowers be sent, but that donations in her memory be made to the Watauga Humane Society, Boone, NC. http://wataugahumane.org/donate

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

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements


Helen Catherine Wade Annabel

October 01, 1928 – June 20, 2018

Helen Catherine Wade Annabel, age 89, of Highway 226 South, Spruce Pine, passed away Wednesday morning, June 20, 2018, at the Mitchell House of Spruce Pine.

Funeral arrangements for Helen Catherine Wade Annabel are incomplete at this time.

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

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


Orbie Trivette Ward

June 17, 1931 – June 22, 2018

Orbie Lee Trivette Ward, age 87, entered into the sweet arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ, on June 22, 2018, at home, surrounded by her family.

Orbie was born June 17, 1931, the daughter of the late Roy Lee and Isabella Trivette. She graduated from Cranberry High School and Davis School of Nursing as a registered nurse. This began her life of taking care of others. She was a caring, loving, and dedicated wife, mother, and friend to all. Retiring from public health to continue to care for her husband, children, grandchildren, extended family and friends.  She was a devout Christian and was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. She loved everyone unconditionally!

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Nellie Stephens and Blanche Carter, one brother, Dennis Trivette. Five brother-in-laws, David Carter, Steve Stephens, Vance Ward, Clay Ward, and Robert (Bob) Ward. Two sister-in-laws, Alma Harmon and Hazel Ward.

Her beautiful life will forever be cherished by her family, her husband of 61 years, Linville Paul (Shorty) Ward. Three Children, Gary Ward and wife Elaine, Galen Ward and wife Joan, Paula McGlamery and husband Gale. Six grandchildren, Crystal Ward and her friend, Charles, Holly Arnold and husband Jason, Aaron Ward and wife Lauren, Dusty, Debra and Diane McGlamery.  Three great grandchildren, Rylee and Jase Ward and Kinslee Arnold. She is also survived by one brother, Dexter Trivette and wife Willrea, one sister Lennis Snyder and husband Allen, three sister-in-laws, Glenda Trivette Hodges and husband Jimmy, Gail Ward, and Mabel Ward. One brother-in-law, Tommy Joe Ward and wife Louise. She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends whom she loved dearly.

The family would like to thank her caregivers, Pam Harmon, Michele Henson, Eve Love, Renee Johnson, Debi Bunting, Judy Carmichael, and Dena Comer for their compassionate care.

Funeral services for Orbie Lee Trivette Ward will be conducted Monday afternoon, June 25, 2018, at 2:00 o’clock, at Oak Grove Baptist Church. The body will lie in state, at the church, from 1:00 until 2:00 o’clock. Officiating will be Pastor Ronnie Hayes. Burial will follow in Mount Lawn Memorial Park and Gardens.

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

Flowers are appreciated, or memorials may be made to Oak Grove Baptist Church, 306 Oak Grove Road, Boone, North Carolina, 28607. At other times, the family will receive friends at the home, 1006 Hodges Gap Road, Boone, NC.

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

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


Sherman Carpenter

February 15, 1964 – June 15, 2018

William Sherman Carpenter, age 54, of Newland, North Carolina passed away on Friday, June 15, 2018 at Johnson City Medical Center in Johnson City, TN.
He was born on February 15, 1964 in Avery County, North Carolina, a son of William Cecil Carpenter and Mary Crump Carpenter.
Sherman enjoyed fishing, wood burning, and tinkering with engines. 
He was preceded in death by his Father, William Cecil Carpenter; Son, William Christopher Carpenter; Brother, Phillip Dale Carpenter
Sherman leaves behind to cherish his memory his: Mother, Mary Ruth Carpenter of Newland, NC, Wife; Donna Carpenter; Daughter, Crystal Carpenter of Newland, NC, Son, Travis Wayne Carpenter of Newland, NC; Girlfriend; Rhonda Burleson Brothers; Steve (Debbie) Carpenter of Newland, NC, Norman Carpenter of Newland, NC, Richard (Teresa) Carpenter of Newland, NC, Sisters; Betty Ann (Mike) Boyd of Morganton, NC, Brenda Williamson of Morganton, NC, Lola Carpenter of Newland, NC, Cindy (Steve) Thomas of Newland, NC.
Granddaughters; Kylee Carpenter, Lala Watson 
Services for William Sherman Carpenter will be held on Friday, June 22, 2018 beginning at 4:00 pm from the Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Gragg officiating. 
The family will receive friends beginning at 2:00 pm on Friday at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.
Interment will be in the Daniels Cemetery.

Words of Comfort and Memories may be shared with the Carpenter family by visiting our websitewww.rsfh.net
The care of Sherman and his family has been entrusted to Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland.

Cheryl Lynn Ollis
January 27, 1954 – June 17, 2018
Cheryl Lynn Ollis, age 64, passed away peacefully on June 17, 2018. A loving mother and grandmother. She is survived by her 3 siblings, David, Michael, and Diane, and 8 step-siblings. Also by her 5 children, Katherine (Terry) Barnby, Cytina (Rymn) Reinecke, Jessica (Ritchie) Brown, Jason Bagnoli, and Amanda (David) Bagnoli-Martinez, and 9 grandchildren, Justin, Katelyn, Anicho, Buster, Mackenzie, Brianna, Jaylynn, Lilly-lynn, and Evalynn. Whom she stood by no matter what. She was always there to listen to life’s struggles and never judge. Cheryl had a smile that could light up a room and a joke that could light up yours. She was so full of love and empathy. She spent many years caring for her patients as a CNA. There was nothing she loved more than spending time with her family and listening to the river roll, except for maybe finding a good deal at the thrift store. Cheryl was strong and brave right up until the very end, and that is how we will remember her. Wearing a smile through all adversity. The family will be having private services.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Medi-Home Hospice for the care they provided to Cheryl.
Memories and condolences may be shared at www.rsfh.net
The care of Cheryl and her family has been entrusted to Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home

Effie Anthony
February 25, 1930 – June 18, 2018
Effie Davis Anthony, age 88, of Newland, North Carolina passed away on Monday, June 18, 2018 at Life Care Center of Banner Elk, North Carolina
She was born on February 25, 1930 in Yadkin County, North Carolina, a daughter of William Albert Davis and Lottie Wolfe Davis.
Effie attended New Life Baptist Church. She was a sweet little lady that will be missed by her family and this community.
Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her Husband, A. Anthony; Brothers; Paul Davis and Wade Davis; Daughter-in-laws; Louise Anthony and Faye Anthony
Effie leaves behind to cherish her memory: Sons; Dennis Anthony of Pineola, NC. David Anthony of Newland, NC Grandson; Brian Anthony of Raleigh, NC; Granddaughter: Myra (Chris) Carberry Of Fayetteville, NC; Great-Granddaughter: Allisa Madison Carberry; Sisters; Beulah Atkins, of Dobson, NC, Annie Lou McCormick of Rockford NC, Nell Lowe of Dobson, NC; Brother; Joe Davis of Winston- Salem, NC; Sister-in-law: Annie Laura Arant of Winston-Salem, NC; A host of Nieces and Nephews
Services for Effie Davis Anthony will be held on Thursday, June 21, 2018 beginning at 2:00 PM from the Grandfather Chapel.
The family will receive friends beginning at 12:30 PM on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home
Interment will be in the Calloway Cemetery
The family would like to extend a special Thank You to the staff of Medi-Home Hospice for the sweet loving care they provided to Effie and her family. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Medi Home Hospice; P.O. Box 1357, Newland, NC 28657
Words of Comfort and Memories may be shared with the Anthony family by visiting our websitewww.rsfh.net
The care of Effie and her family has been entrusted to Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland.

Charlie Robert Oaks
March 17, 1939 – June 21, 2018
Charlie Robert Oaks, 79, of Newland, passed away Thursday, June 21, at Life Care of Banner Elk, NC.
He was born on March 17, 1939 in Avery County, North Carolina to the late Charlie and Dorthy Gwyn Oaks of Elk Park, NC.
Rob grew up on Elk River during a time when Elk Park was a hot spot for railroad travelers. Tweetsie Railroad ran right through the heart of town, and as a small boy, he would daily await the train’s passage, his patience often rewarded with a chocolate bar tossed from the train’s engineer.

Rob was one to always be where the action is, and first jumped from Elk Falls at the age of eight, earning the respect of the “big boys” hanging around trying to work up the courage. Robert claimed he made nine jumps that first day, all from the top, and loved to tell the story. 

For most of his life he worked for Mountain Electric Cooperative in Newland, NC, rising from right-of- way foreman to Manager of the Newland-Roan Mountain offices for several years until retirement. He loved climbing trees and spent his evenings after work and days off trimming trees for many years. Most weekends he spent at Watauga Lake. He loved water skiing, boating and camping. It was always a fun time at the lake that the whole family and friends enjoyed.

Rob loved collecting antiques and built a collection of nearly a thousand different clothes irons from eighteenth and nineteenth century! He also restored hit and miss engines and enjoyed showing them at different motor shows in the southwest.

An avid reader, he and his friends began a club in high school dedicated to reading all and every book in the library, and after graduation kept it up, often reading up to five or six books in a single week.

Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, was his grade school sweetheart and wife of 60 years, Shelby Jean (Estep) Oaks.

Robert was a member of the Crossnore Baptist Church and was honored to be a member of the Gideons for many years, and deeply respected its’ humble mission.

Charlie Robert will be sorely missed and remembered by more people than he could have realized, for if there ever lived a man that never met a stranger it was Rob, or Bob, or Charlie, or Robert; whatever name you knew him by, he would always leave you shaking your head with a smile.

He is survived by one daughter, Deborah Silver and husband Bobby, granddaughter Sommer Trivette, grandson Jordan Robert Silver, great granddaughter Tatum Cooke, sisters Marilyn Hughes and Patti Oxendine, and many other nieces, nephews and cousins, all loving him dearly.
Funeral services for Charlie Robert Oaks will be held at 4PM on Tuesday June 26, 2018 at the Grandfather Chapel of Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home. The family will receive friends starting at 3PM up until the service hour. Interment will follow in the Mollie Guinn Family Cemetery in Elk Park. 
Words of Comfort and Memories may be shared with the Oaks family at www.rsfh.net<http://www.rsfh.net>.
The care of Robert and her family has been entrusted to Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland.




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