Watauga, Avery Obituaries – May 1, 2018

Published Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 5:02 pm

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

 

Rickey Lee Oakes 
(June 03, 1948 – April 20, 2018) 

 Ricky Lee Oakes, age 69, went to Heaven April 20, 2018 and is no longer in pain. 
    Rick is survived by his loving family; wife of 47 years, Kathy Presnell Oakes, and son, Dallas, who worked so hard trying to save his dad. Also surviving are his sister, Loretta Harmon; mother-in-law, Marie Ward Presnell; sister-in-law, Wanda Combs and husband, Terry; nieces and nephews, and numerous friends. 
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Dewey and Annie Hagaman Oakes; brother, Cecil Oakes; and father-in-law, Arnold Presnell. 
    Rick retired from ASU as a Master Locksmith. He loved to keep everyone laughing with his sense of humor. Rick had lots of things yet to do on this earth, but Jesus needed him in Heaven. 
    Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, April 24th, at 1 o’clock at the Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by Rev. David Icenhour. The family will receive friends from noon until 1 o’clock, prior to services, at Austin & Barnes. Graveside services will follow at Zion Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. 
    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family to assist with expenses. 
    Online condolences may be shared at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com
    Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Oakes family.

 

Mr. Roy D. Davis 
(January 22, 1939 – April 21, 2018) 

    Mr. Roy Donald Davis, age 79, of Calloway Road, Boone, the Foscoe community went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, April 21, 2018. Born January 22, 1939 in Watauga County he was a son of the late Walter Eugene and Mary Lucinda Ward Davis. Roy worked for Ray Clark Construction and attended Grace Baptist Church in Foscoe. He enjoyed hunting, baseball and NASCAR.
    He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Rebecca Melinda Stines Davis, his children; Gene Davis and wife Angie of Boone, Jerry Davis of Hudson, James Davis and wife Alice of Boone, Jody and John Davis both of Boone, nine grandchildren, Jessica Winebarger, Mary Davis, Cassie Davis, Jerry Davis, Roy Davis, T. J. Davis, Jennifer Davis, Thomas Davis and Rusty Davis, seven great grandchildren, Jody and Addie Winebarger, Keliah Davis, Ayden Davis, Gregson Davis, Jerry and Gracie Davis, one brother, Howard Davis and wife Nellie, and four sisters, Opal Woods, Anabell Watson, Polly Brown and Ala Dyer. 
    In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Eli Davis and J. D. Davis, and one sister, Louise Watson. 
    Funeral services for Mr. Roy Davis will be conducted Monday afternoon, April 23rd at 2 PM at Grace Baptist Church. Rev. Bill Miller will officiate. Burial will follow in the Calloway Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12:30 until 2 PM at Grace Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family to help offset expenses. 
    Online condolences may be shared with the Davis family at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com
    Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Davis family.

 

Mr. Lee R. McGuire 
(June 12, 1917 – April 22, 2018) 

    Mr. Lee Roy McGuire, age 100, of Wilson, NC passed away Sunday, April 22, 2018 in Wilson. Born June 12, 1917 in Watauga County, he was a son of the late William Richard and Lou Wright McGuire. Lee was the last surviving of fourteen children. He served his country with honor and pride during WWII, serving in the Asian Theatre and the occupational force in Germany following the war. After retirement from the Air Force, he continued to serve his country though a second career at the Library of Congress, retiring as a Lieutenant in the police force. 
    Lee is survived by his daughter, Sylvia McGuire Tucker of Wilson, and three sons, Richard McGuire of Elm City, Leonard McGuire of Palm Springs, California and David McGuire and wife Susan of Annandale, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Annie Louiza McGuire. 
    Funeral services for Mr. Lee Roy McGuire will be conducted Saturday afternoon, April 28, 2018 at 3 PM at Austin& Barnes Funeral Home Chapel. Military graveside honors and burial will follow at Mount Lawn Memorial Park & Gardens. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2 until 3 PM at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home.
    Online condolences may be shared with the McGuire family at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com
    Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Joyners Funeral Home in Wilson is serving the McGuire family

 

Mr. Danny S. Wilson 
(December 26, 1948 – April 25, 2018) 

    Mr. Danny Sparks Wilson, age 69, of Charlotte, North Carolina, passed away after a short illness on January 25th at Carolinas Medical Center.
    
    Mr. Wilson was born December 26, 1948, in Boone, North Carolina, a son of the late Jerry H. Wilson and Glenna Sparks Wilson. He was a 1967 graduate of Appalachian High School in Boone, and was an employee of Tandy Corporation and of the United States Postal Service before his retirement.
    
    Mr. Wilson is survived by a son, Daniel A. Doyle and wife, Amena; and grandson, Trevor Doyle; all of Ridgewood, New York. 
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Judith Judi Wilson Bishop; and his stepmother, Marie Rogers Wilson.
    
    A memorial service for Mr. Danny Sparks Wilson will be conducted Saturday afternoon, May 5, 2018, at 2:00 oclock, at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel, 194 Queen Street, in Boone. Officiating will be Reverend Roy Dobyns. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1 until 2 oclock. Interment will follow in Mount Lawn Memorial Park and Gardens. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, Rise Up Campaign, 375 West King Street, Boone, NC 28607. Online condolences may be shared with the Wilson family at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.
    
    Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Sidney M. Frank
(January 27, 1927 – April 25, 2018) 

    Sidney Moore Frank of Clyde, NC, recently of Boone, N.C., passed away the evening of April 25th, 2018.
    Sidney was born in Charlotte, N.C. on January 27th, 1927 and is survived by his adopted son, Raymond Columbus Shaw Frank. Sidney died two days before the first anniversary of the death of his beloved wife, Rita. The couple was married nearly 59 years. 
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward C. Frank and Gertha C. Frank of Charlotte. He was the last surviving sibling of seven, preceded in death by his brothers, Edward C. Frank Jr., of Washington, D.C. and Lewis C. Frank of Salisbury, N.C., and sisters Katherine Frank Elam of Charlotte, N.C., Helen Frank Phillips of Charlotte, N.C., Martha Frank Crowell of Lake Norman, N.C., and Evelyn Frank Hall Waumett of Salisbury, N.C.
    There were fifteen nephews and nieces among the surviving family members. 
    Sidney attended schools in Charlotte, N.C., and graduated from Central High School. He was a graduate of Erskine College in Due West, S.C. and a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II. 
    He was associated in the financial business during his entire working career with Barclays American Financial of Charlotte, and two other related financial companies. His work took him and his family to many areas of the Southeast and Southwest; Jackson and Biloxi Mississippi, Columbia and Sumter, S.C., Atlanta, Ga., and Dallas, Texas. He worked in a supervisory capacity in these states with his work causing him to travel to many states in the country. He was promoted to regional vice president after relocating to Dallas, Texas, that position taking him to many parts of the Southwest. 
    Sid and Rita, his wife of over 58 years, retired to Waynesville, N.C. where they became ingrained in the Clyde and Waynesville community of Haywood County. He was associated with the Haywood Christian Ministry for a number of years, often saying how he thoroughly enjoyed the ministry and the part it plays for the people of Haywood County. He and Rita were long-time members of the First United Methodist Church of Waynesville, and he served as one of the head ushers for many years. 
    Memorial services for Sidney Moore Frank will be held at Mountainside Lutheran Church, located on the grounds of Camp Linn Haven in Linville N.C., on Friday, May 4, 2018 at 2:00 p.m., where his nephew, Steve Frank, and his wife, Susan, serve as musicians. Pastor Dennis Quackenboss will officiate at the service. Burial will be private 
    Online condolences may be shared with the Frank family at the website www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com
    Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory, Boone, is serving the Frank family.

 

Georgia Gail Norris Matheson 
(February 21, 1941 – April 25, 2018) 

    Georgia Gail Norris Matheson, age 77, of Kellwood Drive, Boone, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at her home. 
    Born January 21, 1941 in Watauga County, she was a daughter of George and Myrtle Grogan Norris. Mrs. Matheson was a member of the First Independent Baptist Church in Blowing Rock and retired after 40 years as a bookkeeper with Mack Brown GM Dealership. Georgia was a caring and devoted wife and mother who loved her family unconditionally. She was a spiritual lady whose goal in life was helping others. 
    Georgia is survived by her husband of 59 years, Hubert Carlton Matheson; daughter, Mitzi Michele Matheson of Lenoir; brothers, Bobby Joe Norris and wife, Anne, of Greensboro, and Mike Norris and wife, Marie, of Boone; sister-in-law, Martha Norris of Boone; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, G.C. Norris.
    Funeral services for Georgia Matheson will be conducted Sunday, April 29th, at 2 PM at the Austin & Barnes Funeral Chapel, officiated by Pastor Gary Shew and Minister Gordon Noble. Graveside services will follow at Mount Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 6 until 7:30 at Austin & Barnes. 
    Memorials may be made to the First Independent Baptist Church, PO Box 2394, Blowing Rock, NC 28605.
    Online condolences may be shared at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com
    Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Matheson family.

 

Mrs. Beatrice D. Norris 
(March 03, 1945 – April 27, 2018) 

    Mrs. Beatrice Dubois Norris, age 73, of Boone passed away Friday night, April 27, 2018 at her home. Born March 3, 1945 in Beaufort, SC, she was a daughter of the late Alton and Loretta Pervis Dubois. Mrs. Norris was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church.
    She is survived by one son, Scott Norris and wife Brooks of Deep Gap, six grandchildren, Josh Norris and wife Jessica, Dylan Norris and wife Sadie, Connor Munday, Wesley Johnson, Robbie Minton and Rickey Norris, five great grandchildren, Jaxtin, Jaydin and Josey Norris, Hunter Johnson and Emory Minton, two brothers, Jerry Dubois and Perry Dubois and wife Erma. 
    In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Raevon Norris, one son and daughter in law, Richard Norris and wife Arlene, three sisters and two brothers. 
    Funeral services for Mrs. Beatrice Dubois Norris will be conducted Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 4 PM at South Fork Baptist Church. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2 pm until 4 pm. At other times friends may call at the home of Scott and Brooks Norris, 487 H. Stanley Miller Road, Deep Gap, NC 28618. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family to help offset expenses. Burial will follow in the Norris Tabernacle Cemetery.
    Online condolences may be shared with the Norris family at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com
    Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Norris family.

 

Eva M. Hunter 
(October 05, 1945 – April 27, 2018) 

    Eva Mae Tipton Hunter, age 72 of Millers Creek, and formerly of Watauga County, passed away Friday, April 27, 2018. 
    She was preceded in death by her father, Homer Donald Tipton, and brother Larry Dale Tipton.
    She is survived by her husband, Donald Morrison Hunter, one daughter, Robin Tedder and husband Chris of Wilkesboro, one son, Christopher Hunter of West Jefferson, her mother, Ruby Craig Tipton of Blowing Rock, two sisters, Frankie and Nora Tipton both of Blowing Rock, one brother, Ray Tipton of Swansea, S.C., her uncle Langston Craig, one grandson, Matthew Tedder, two nieces, Kristy Clawson and husband Mark, and Amy Whitfield, two great nieces, Rahne and Briana Avant, one great nephew, J.W. Tester and one great great nephew Gabe Tester.
    Funeral services for Eva Mae Tipton Hunter will be conducted Monday, April 30, 2018 at 2 p.m. in the Austin and Barnes Funeral Home Chapel, with the Revs. Burl Greer and Scott Wagoner officiating. Burial will follow in the Craig Family Cemetery, Blowing Rock. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services from 1-2 p.m. Monday. At other times friends and family may visit at the home of Ruby Tipton.
    Online condolences may be shared with the Hunter family at the website www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com
    Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Hunter family.

 

Pearl Ellison Canter Miller
January 13, 1949 – April 25, 2018

Pearl Ellison Canter Miller, age 69, of Curley Maple Road, Boone, passed away Wednesday evening, April 25, 2018, at Johnson City Medical Center in Johnson City, Tennessee.

Pearl was born January 13, 1949 in Watauga County, a daughter of Mary Icenhour Ellison and the late Pink Ellison. 

Mrs. Miller is survived by, two daughters, Brenda Watson and husband Charlie of Mocksville and Michelle Canter and husband Thomas of Boone, one son, Richard Canter and wife Rita of Boone, her mother, Mary Icenhour Ellison of Boone,  two granddaughters, Christy Canter of Boone and Kisha Bentley and fiance Joe Hollifield of Mountain City, Tennessee, five grandsons, Nathan Ceratt and fiancee Nancy Alexander of Mocksville, Brandon Canter and fiancee Shania Thomas, Derick Canter, Ricky Canter, and Dustin Canter all of Boone and Dillion Rhymer of Mountain City Tennessee, one step-granddaughter, Taylor Watson, two step-grandsons, Dustin Watson and Cody Watson all of Mocksville, three sisters, Tempie Woodring and husband Howard of Boone, Pansy Ross and husband Dean of Boone and Bonnie Potter of Hickory, four brothers, Don Ellison of Boone, Robert Ellison and wife Shirley of Boone, Charlie Ellison of Boone and George Ellison and wife Rachel of Mountain City, Tennessee, six great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews including a special niece Trish Miller.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Virgil Canter, two sisters, Hazel Hogan and Evalee Kincaid and two brothers, Jerry and Henry Ellison.

Funeral services  for Pearl Ellison Canter Miller will be conducted, Monday, April 30, 2018, at 2:00 o’clock, at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Jerry Moretz and Reverend Mike Minton will officiate. The body will lie in state at the chapel from 1 until 2:00. Interment will follow in Potter-Main Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 o’clock at Hampton Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Miller family care of Michelle Canter, 255 North Wood Road, Boone, North Carolina 28607.

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

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

 

Ella Fae Ward Story
November 30, 1937 – April 27, 2018

Ella Fae Ward Story, age 80, of Hudson a native and former resident of Watauga County, passed away Friday, April 27, 2018 at Catawba Regional Hospice.

Mrs. Story was born November 30, 1937 in Watauga County, a daughter of the late Marshall and Edna Farthing Ward. She was a retired hairdresser and formerly attended Green Valley Baptist Church.

Mrs. Story is survived by one son, Derrick Moore and wife Faith of Lenoir, one grandson, Dawson Moore of Lenoir, two sisters, Marsha Norris and husband Henry of Kinston, North Carolina and Ida Williams and husband Kenneth of Charlotte, North Carolina and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband Paul Swanson, her second  husband George Charles Moore and her third husband James Stewart Story, two sisters, Wilma Harmon and Peggy Tester and two Brother-in-laws, Robert Harmon and Howard Tester.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Ella Fae Ward Story will be conducted Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 2:00 o’clock at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Tony Harris and Reverend Eric Cornett will officiate. Interment will follow in Green Valley Baptist Church Cemetery.

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

Online condolences may be sent to the Story family at www.hamptonfuneralservice.com

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

 

Wayne Lee Byers
January 20, 1936 – April 27, 2018

Mr. Wayne Lee Byers, age 82, of 603 Church Hollow Road, Boone, North Carolina, the Foscoe Community, passed away Friday, April 27, 2018 at his residence.

Mr. Byers was employed with the Watauga County School System as a Bus driver and head of the maintenance department. He was a member of Foscoe Christian Church and served in the United States Air Force.

Mr. Byers is survived by four daughters, Debbie Burr of Mahomet, Illinois, Brenda James and husband Tom of Foscoe, North Carolina, Bonnie Moxely and husband Jim of Mahomet, Illinois and Donna Renner and husband Mike of Cary, Illinois, eight grandchildren, Dustin James, Shannon Bushman and husband Andrew, Lauren Stark and husband Matt, Daniel James, Matthew Moxley and wife Brittany, Tyler Moxley, Blayne Moxley and Allie C. Renner, five great grandchildren, Scotty Stark, Tyler, Stark, Thomas Bushman, Adeline Stark and Hallie Moxley, one sister, Joy Coffey and husband Lewis of Boone and his first wife Wanda Mae Byers of Mahomet, Illinois.

He was preceded in death by his father & mother, Lee Roy Byers and Mary Alexander Byers and one sister and brother-in-law, Peggy and Butch Leary.

A private memorial service will be held with family.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to, Foscoe Christian Church, 8834 NC-105, Boone, North Carolina 28607.

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

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

 

Janice Storie Davis
June 15, 1939 – April 28, 2018

Janice Storie Davis, age 78, of Valleyview Road, Thomasville, a former resident of Avery County, passed away Saturday morning, April 28, 2018, at Hospice of Davidson County, in Lexington.

Mrs. Davis is survived by two daughters, Jackie Irene Miller and husband Bryon of Sanford, North Carolina and Deborah Ann Nobles of Thomasville, North Carolina; one son, Reverend Millard S. Cook of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; three step-sons, Chuck Davis and wife Dena of Elk Park, North Carolina, Stephen Davis and wife Sandy of Nebo, North Carolina and Michael Davis and wife Sonya of Elk Park, North Carolina; two step-daughters, Sharon Sword and husband Roger of Banner Elk, North Carolina and Sam Townsend and husband Robert of Zionville, North Carolina; one brother, Jack Storie of Newland, North Carolina, and two sisters, Beulah Trivett of Old Beech Mountain, North Carolina and Jewell Cook and husband Bryant of Winston Salem, North Carolina.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother,Ivy Wilburn Storie and Floy Ethel Jones Storie, her husband, Edward Davis, two brothers, Charles and Chester Storie, five sisters, Alverta Yates, Louise Ruppard, Iva Lee Davis, Nellie Pearl and Carol Storie, and one son-in-law, Ardel Nobles.

Funeral services for Mrs. Janice Storie Davis will be conducted Monday morning, April 30, 2018, at 11:00 o’clock, at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Millard S. Cook will officiate. Interment will follow in the Beech Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends, from 10:00 until 11:00 o’clock, at the funeral home, prior to the service.

Flowers are appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made to the Carolina Senior Care, 802 East Center Street, Lexington, North Carolina, 27292.

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

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

 

Audrey Barlowe Younce
February 13, 1952 – April 29, 2018

Audrey Barlowe Younce, age 66, of Cardinal Lane, Boone, passed away Sunday morning, April 29, 2018, at her home.

Audrey was born February 13, 1952 in Caldwell County, a daughter of the late Roy Lee Barlowe and Sophia Mae Triplett Barlowe.Although She was not in the best of health, her passing was sudden. Her family and friends are indeed heartbroken at loosing a wife, mother, sister and friend, but the pain they feel is for the loss of her physical presence.  They know she is free of pain and entered immediately in the presence of the Lord.

Audrey had a tender heart for her grandchildren that came from a deep and abiding faith in the Lord.

Had God not blessed Audrey as a pastor’s wife, we like to think she could have been a comedian or author.  Her stories of growing up poor and her keen sense of humor gave everyone she knew a lot of joy.  Audrey was the featured entertainment atfamily get togethers with her stories, skits, and artistic costumes.

Her sense of humor helped her raise her family, teach at private schools, and sing as well as play the organ and piano at her church.  Audrey was passionate about the Children’s SuperbookMinistry at her church which she led.  She was a “do anything that needed to be done” person.

Audrey is survived by her husband, Dr. Sonny Younce of the home; two sons, Chris Younce and wife Angie of Thurmond, North Carolina, and Tim Younce and wife Jennifer of Forest, Virginia; one daughter, Michelle Younce-Clarke and husband Tony of Lenoir; seven grandchildren, Ethan Younce, McKayla Younce Spencer, and Tyler Clarke, all of Lenoir, Zac Younce of Clemson, South Carolina, Zoie Younce of Forest, Virginia, McKennon Byrd and Rylan Byrd, both of Thurmond, North Carolina; three great-grandchildren, Easton Spencer, Baylee Younce, and Corbin Younce; four brothers, Aldon Barlowe and wife Deena, Roy Barlowe and wife Ezell, and Johnny Barlowe and wife Mavis, all of Lenoir, and Michael Barlowe of Creedmoor, North Carolina; three sisters, Dotty Bolick and husband Robert and Lynne Isaacs and husband Hal, all of Lenoir, and Tammy Teeters and husband Kenneth of Mooresville, North Carolina; an honorary brother, Kyle Clement and wife Nancy of Lenoir, and one brother-in-law, Ivery Day of Lenoir. She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Mary Jo Barlowe, Patricia Day, and Sue Barlowe, and one brother, Bobby Barlowe.

Funeral services for Audrey Barlowe Younce will be conducted Wednesday afternoon, May 2, 2018, at 1:00 o’clock, at Faith Baptist Church in Boone. The body will lie in state, at the church, from 11:00 until 1:00 o’clock. Officiating will be Reverend Gurney Robbins, Reverend Tommy Carver, and Reverend Mike Barlowe. Graveside services and burial will be conducted at 3:30 PM, following the service, in Old New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery, 2978 Zacks Fork Road, Lenoir, North Carolina, 28645.

The family will receive friends Wednesday afternoon, from 11:00 until 1:00 o’clock, at the church, prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Faith Baptist Church, 507 State Farm Road, Boone, North Carolina, 28607. 

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

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

 

Jean Hendrick Coe
November 15, 1926 – April 20, 2018

Jean Hendrick Coe, age 91 Years, of Banner Elk, North Carolina passed away on Friday, April 20, 2018 at Life Care Center in Banner Elk, NC.

She was born on November 15, 1926 in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, a daughter of Edward Allen Hendrick and Pauline Taylor Hendrick.

She was preceded in death by her Parents; Two Husbands, Paul Murphy and Alfred Coe; and one Brother, Edward Hendrick , Jr.

She was a member of Pisgah United Methodist Church in Catawba, NC. She enjoyed woodworking, Photography, HAM Radio, Cross-Stitching and cooking. She also enjoyed listening to Glen Miller every chance she got.

Jean leaves behind to cherish her memory her: Son, Christopher (Margaret) Murphy of Burlington, MA, Son, Bruce (Carol Wright) Murphy of Center Valley, PA, Son, Mark (Lynn) Murphy of Conover, NC, Granddaughter, Kathryn (Michael) O’Riordan of Burlington, MA, Granddaughter, Tess Murphy of North Reading, MA, Granddaughter, Emily (Adam Glickman) Murphy of Poolesville, MD, Granddaughter, Anna (Dallas) White of Lincolnton, NC, Grandson, Brian (Jenny) Murphy of Durham, NC, Grandson, Geoffrey Murphy of New York, NY; Great-Great Grandchildren: Jack O’Riordan, Luke O’Riordan, Teddy Glickman, and Grachea Glickman and two nieces.

No Services are planned at this time.

Words of Comfort and Memories may be shared with the Coe family by visiting our websitewww.rsfh.net

The care of Jean and her family has been entrusted to Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland.

 

Betty Jo Harmon
February 18, 1938 – April 27, 2018

Betty Jo Harmon, age 80 of Crossnore, North Carolina passed away on April 27, 2018 at her home in Crossnore.

She was born on February 18, 1938 in Avery County, North Carolina, a daughter of the late Finley Cornett and Hazel Benfield Cornett.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gleason Harmon and her Parents.

Betty was a member of Pineola Baptist Church. She enjoyed traveling and fishing. Betty was loving, caring, strong willed, independent, bossy, smart, and hard-working. She loved her family and everybody she was around.

Betty leaves behind to cherish her memory her: Daughter, Tammie (Denver) Smith of Crossnore, NC, Son, John David (Angie) Harmon of Crossnore, NC, Son, Danny Lee (Theresa) Harmon of Marion, NC, Daughter, Kasey (Billy) Lowery of Crossnore, NC Sister, Donna (Beryl) Wright of Crossnore, NC, Sister, Barbara (Odell) Wright of Morganton, NC, Sister, Roma Vance of Conyers, GA, Brother, Finley (Glenda) Cornett, Jr. of Crossnore, NC.

Grandchildren, Jason (Nikki) Carpenter, Cody ( Tasha) Smith, Zac (Megan) Hall, Rachel Harmon, Katie Hall, Braxton Harmon, Bleu Harmon.

Great grandchildren: Whitney Carpenter, Mackenzie Carpenter, Kylie Carpenter, Kaydence Carpenter, Brooklyn Harmon, Autumn Lowery, Olivia Lowerly, Jase Smith, Waylon Hall, Cash Hall, Presley Hall, Farron Hall, Evan Carpenter.

Funeral Services for Betty Harmon will be held on Sunday April 29, 2018 at 3:00 PM at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home with Rev. Bob Daniels and Rev. Stephen Johnson officiating.
The Visitation will be on Sunday starting at 1:00 PM up until the service hour at 3 PM at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.
Graveside Services will follow on Sunday after the funeral service in the Clark Cemetery in Crossnore, NC.

The family of Betty would like to offer a special thanks to Caldwell Hospice for their service and dedication to Betty and her family.

Words of Comfort and Memories may be shared with the Harmon family by visiting our websitewww.rsfh.net

The care of Betty and her family has been entrusted to Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland.

 

Evelyn Hall
June 25, 1943 – April 27, 2018

Evelyn Ward Hall, age 74, of Banner Elk, North Carolina passed away on Friday, April 27, 2018 at the Charles A. Cannon Memorial Hospital in Linville, NC.

She was born on June 25, 1943 in Sullivan County, Tennessee, a daughter of the late Bradley Ridgeway Ward and the late Eloise Ford Ward.

Evelyn worked for many years at the Lees-McRae College Library. She was a member of the Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Valle Crucis where she played the organ for over 20 years. She enjoyed cross stitching and antiques.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis M. Hall; son, Rusty Hall; brother, Charles Ward.

Evelyn leaves behind to cherish her memory her:Daughters, Katie Hall of Banner Elk, NC, Betsy (David) Walker of Crossnore, NC.; daughter in law, DeAnna Hall of Siloam, NC; granddaughter, Katherine (Justin Thompson) Walker of Pasadena, CA; sister, Rose (Steve) Wilkerson of Black Mountain, NC; brother, Walton (Susan) Ward of Asheville, NC.

Services for Evelyn Ward Hall will be held on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. from the Holy Cross Episcopal Church with Father Allan McCaslin officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Holy Cross Memorial Garden. 
The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 1:30 at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: The Lewis M. Hall Scholarship Fund c/o Lees-McRae College, PO Box 128 Banner Elk, NC 28604.

Words of Comfort and Memories may be shared with the Hall family by visiting our websitewww.rsfh.net

The care of Evelyn and her family has been entrusted to Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland.

 

Ryon Edward Calhoun
September 9, 1960 – April 29, 2018

Ryon Edward Calhoun, age 57, of Newland, North Carolina passed away on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at his residence.
He was born on September 9, 1960 in Mitchell County, North Carolina, a son of Edward Donald Calhoun and Margaret “Annie” Cooper Calhoun.
Ryon was known for his knife making skills
He was preceded in death by his Mother, Annie Calhoun.
Ryon leaves behind to cherish his memory his: Fiancée and faithful caregiver Tammy Hughes, Son, Ryon Ashley Calhoun of Newland, NC, Father, Edward Donald Calhoun of Newland, NC, Sister, Marinda (Jimmy) Parlier of Newland, NC, Brother, Bradley (Sarah) Calhoun of Newland, NC.
Interment will be Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 2:00PM, in the Caroline Ellis Cemetery on Trice Fork Mountain Road. 
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Medi-Home Hospice. 
Words of Comfort and Memories may be shared with the Calhoun family by visiting our websitewww.rsfh.net
The care of Ryon and his family has been entrusted to Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland.

 

 

Robert Randolph Stevens

STEVENS, Robert Randolph on 4/26/2018 son of Edith and James L. Stevens, husband of Sara Charles passed away with family members present. A kind, gentle, man of Christian Values he strongly believed in community service, professional, and youth involvement as the stepping stones for a stronger future. His home, family, and friends were important. Early in life he began his love of steam trains, had several scale layouts, filmed many runs with his buddy Tom King of Kingsport, Tennessee. His photos/movies are used in publications. Music appreciation, playing the piano and reading were enjoyed. His knowledge of Florida History was well respected. An Elder in the Presbyterian Church he served on many committees, led with his wife many youth programs, and taught Sunday School. An Industrial Engineering Graduate of Georgia Tech he joined Tampa Electric Company in 1960. In 1998, he was inducted into the Georgia Tech College of Engineering Academy of Distinguished Engineers. He is listed in several Whose Who’s and Engineers of Distinction. He received the Aurora Award for design/build of the most energy efficient home in Florida. 1964, he designed the lighting for an electrical building exhibit at the New York World’s Fair. Received several awards for lighting designs. He chaired several professional boards in the engineering and lighting fields both locally and nationally. Active in Rotary Tampa North where he served as Chairman and Governors Representative and Blowing Rock Rotary. He founded the LOL Rotary, received several Paul Harris Fellow Awards. He helped found Metropolitan Ministries and served as chairman of the board. He was a founding and board member of the Tampa Bay History Center. Through SERVE he was the first recipient of the Sister Anna Mackey Award. A Mayorial appointment to the H.B. Plant Museum, Barrio Latino where he served as Chairman. He was also Chairman of the Hillsborough County Welfare Board, Hillsborough County’s Children’s Service Board, Board Chairman of the Hillsborough County Historical Commission, United Fund’s Tampa Day Nursery. He was guest editor for the Junior League of Tampa writing on “Tampa Traditions.” He also supplied photos and editing to their history book Tampa A Town on its Way which sold over 10,000 copies. He was active in the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, advisor to TECO’s Boy Scout Explorer’s Post, Citrus County’s Campership Fund and established the Campership Trust Fund in Pasco County. A board member of the Friends of Research in Psychiatry at the University of South Florida, Advisory Council with McDonald Training Center’s Projects With Industry, and helped set-up the Information Line for Hillsborough County. He was chairman of the Belk Library and Information Commons Advisory Board at Appalachian State University, a member of BRAHM, the Blowing Rock Historical Society, and Rumple Presbyterian. The Memorial service is being held at Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church, 10:30am, Saturday, May 5. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to LifePath Hospice, metropolitan Ministries, Tampa Bay History Center, Palma Ceia Presbyterian.

 

 

 

 

 

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