Watauga, Avery Obituaries – October 16, 2018

Published Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 10:11 am

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

 

Betty Greer Wood 
(August 09, 1940 – October 11, 2018) 

    Betty Jane Greer Wood, age 78, of Boone, passed away October 11, 2018 at the home of her son in Winston-Salem. Born August 9, 1940 in Watauga County, she was a daughter of Lawrence and Willie Jane Greer. Betty worked as a retail manager. 
    She is survived by her children, Chris Cox and wife, Christy, of Winston-Salem, Tony Cox and wife, Ronda, of Deep Gap, and Shelia Cox Storie of Zionville; five grandchildren, Justin, Wesley and Cameron Cox, Natalie and Nicholas Watson; great-grandchildren, Raylee, Andrew and Carson Cox and Cayden Parker; sisters, Louise Moretz of Deep Gap and Joyce Carlton of Fleetwood; and brother, Loye Greer and wife, Peggy, of Blowing Rock. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy C. Wood; and brothers, Troy, Bill and Nelson Greer. 
    
    Private funeral services for Betty Greer Wood were conducted Sunday afternoon, October 14, 2018 at the Austin & Barnes Funeral Chapel, officiated by Rev. Gary Shew and Rev. Tim Moretz. Burial followed in the Laurel Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.
    
  Online condolences may be shared at the website www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.
    
  Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Wood family.

 

Helen Faye Hatfield Greene 
(May 06, 1956 – October 11, 2018) 

    Mrs. Helen Hatfield Greene, age 62, of Worth McNeil Road, Fleetwood, passed away Thursday evening, October 11, 2018 at Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem. Born May 6, 1956 in Plant City, Florida, she was a daughter of Ronnie and Arcola Beard Hatfield. Helen was a member of Mt. Paran Baptist Church. She formerly worked as a local manager for the U.S. Census Bureau and as an employee of Goodnight Brothers in Boone. Helen dearly loved her Lord, her loving husband and her entire family, and walking barefoot in the ocean. She was affectionately known as Momma by everyone. 
    She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Ira Walter Greene; daughters, Nikki Anderson of West Jefferson and boyfriend, Jason Miller, and Tammy Denise Greene of the home; grandson, Ronnie Dylan Greene of Lenoir and granddaughter, Briana Anderson of Lansing and great-grandson, Jaxson Ham, both of Lansing; and half-sister, Diane Thomas of Columbia, SC. A number of nieces and nephews also survive. 
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Synitha Corley. 
    Funeral services for Helen Hatfield Greene will be conducted Sunday evening, October 14, 2018, at 5 oclock at Mt. Paran Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Rick Cornejo, Rev. Gary Shew, Rev. Randall Greene and Rev. Bill Miller. The family will receive friends from 3 until 5 oclock, prior to services, at the church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 
    
    The family suggests memorials to the Mt. Paran Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, in care of Brice Greene, 11820 Highway 221 South, Fleetwood, NC. 28626.
    
    Online condolences may be shared at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com
    
    Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Greene family.

 

Tanya G. Randall 
(September 30, 1956 – October 12, 2018) 

    Tanya Greene Randall, age 62 of Deep Gap, passed away Friday, October 12, 2018. She was a native of Watauga County and a member of Perkinsville Baptist Church. Tanya was employed by Appalachian State University. 
    She is survived by her husband, Michael E. Randall, two sons, Adam Wesley Randall of Boone and Chad Kerley and his wife, Lisa, of Morganton; grandson, Kane Randall; parents, J.B. and Frances Jones Greene of Boone; and a brother, Scott Greene of Boone. She is also survived by her special friends, Danny and Danna Lyons.
    Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. in the Perkinsville Baptist Church. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. prior to the services.
    In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Seby Jones Cancer Center and/or to Caldwell Hospice.
    Online condolences may be shared with the Randall family at the website www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.
    Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Randall family.

 

Ruth Price Phillips 
(April 07, 1947 – October 13, 2018) 

  Ruth Price Phillips, age 71, of Glen Cove Lane, Boone, passed away Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Glenbridge Health and Rehabilitation. Born April 7, l947 in Watauga County, Ruth was the daughter of Charlie and Dorothy Tolbert Price. After working as a cashier at Western Steer in Boone for a number of years, she became manager of the Western Steer in Lenoir. Ruth dearly loved her sons and grandchildren. She enjoyed knitting blankets and infant clothing for the grandchildren, reading a good mystery novel, and the frequent beach trips with her friends. She had a special place in her heart for her faithful and constant companion dogs, Chester and Alex. 
    Ruth is survived by her sons, Scott Phillips and wife, Roxanne, of Hudson and Todd Phillips of Boone and his girlfriend, Alicia Greene; grandsons, Chase and Chance Phillips, both of Boone, Bradley Peters and wife, Erin of Fayetteville, and Brandon Phillips and wife, Brooke, of Hudson; and great-grandchildren, Zoe and Liam Phillips, both of Hudson. 
    Private graveside services were conducted Tuesday morning, October 14, 2018 at Woodlawn Cemetery in Blowing Rock, officiated by Rev. Vance Triplett.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Humane Society, Post Office Box 1835, Boone, NC 28607. 
    Online condolences may be shared at the website www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com
    Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Phillips family.

 

Harold Dean Scott

January 07, 1943 – October 10, 2018

Harold Dean Scott, age 75, of Railroad Grade Road, Todd, passed away Wednesday evening, October 10, 2018, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

Dean was born January 7, 1943 in Ashe County, a son of the late Rayner and Mable Day Scott. He was a retired employee of Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation and a member of Liberty Grove Baptist Church. Dean loved to fish and Garden, and was an extremely hard worker.

Dean is survived by his wife, Jeannie Miller Scott; two sons, Randall Lawrence Scott and wife Kim, and Chad Kane Scott and wife Michelle; one sister, Freda Scott Miller; one brother, Larry R. Scott, and his grandchildren, Trey, Chase, Savannah, and Caleb Scott.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother-in-law, James Miller.

Memorial services for Dean Scott will be conducted Saturday afternoon, October 13, 2018, at 2:00 o’clock, at Liberty Grove Baptist Church. Officiating will be Reverend Toby Oliver.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Liberty Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 3289 Liberty Grove Church Road, Fleetwood, North Carolina, 28626.

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

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

 

John Caleb Dietz, Jr.

October 12, 2018 – October 12, 2018

John Caleb Dietz, Jr., infant son of John Caleb Dietz, Sr. and Shaila Marie Alcantarilla Dietz, passed away Friday, October 12, 2018, at Watauga Medical Center in Boone.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by one brother, Jason Dietz; one sister, Elizabeth Dietz, both of Boone; his maternal grandparents, Jean Alcantarilla Rafael of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; his paternal grandparents, Ken and Jan Dietz of Waynesville, Ohio; two uncles, Rafael Alcantarilla of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Jacob Dietz of Norwood, Ohio; three aunts, Maria Alcantarilla of Charlotte, Andrea Appel of Springsboro, Ohio, and Acia Dietz of Detroit, Michigan; his godmother, Brittany Moore of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; his godfather, Robert Bramlette of Deep Gap; his maternal great-grandmother, Mary Avery of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and his paternal great-grandparents, John and Martha Dillard of Waynesville, Ohio.

Private memorial services for John Caleb Dietz, Jr. will by conducted by the family at a later date.

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

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

 

Rain Ballew Crass

December 13, 2005 – October 14, 2018

Rain Ballew Crass passed away at home on October 14, 2018 held by his adoring parents, who will forever carry his determination and wonder in their hearts. He still fills their lives with his sunshine.  

Rain was born December 13, 2005 in Tennessee where he spent the first 10 years of his young life in Roane County, TN.  He lived on a farm where he raised chickens, grew blueberries, and, with his Op, helped restore the farmhouse that his great great great grandfather and great great grandfather built.  He loved being on the farm running through sassafrass tunnel, trekking to the deep, dark woods, watching the train blast by, and observing the wonder of the world all around him.  

In 2016 he moved with his family to Boone, NC.  He figured if you lived where you wanted to vacation you could enjoy it that much more.  He loved the mountains, parades, and being out and about in Boone.  Rain was a student at Two Rivers Community School, where he found a sense of belonging.  

His family asks that you carry on Rain’s spirit by being kind and accepting, dancing, taking things apart to see how they work, and gaming on.  They would also like to thank family, friends, and the Two Rivers Community for supporting them on this journey.  A Celebration of Rain will be planned for a later date.

 

Sonja Trinko Allgood

April 15, 1937 – October 14, 2018

Sonja Marie Trinko Allgood, age 81, of Sports Club Lane, Boone, passed away Sunday morning, October 14, 2018 at Deerfield Ridge Assisted Living in Boone.

Sonja Marie Allgood was born April 15, 1937 in San Francisco, California and raised in Fort Smith, Arkansa. She retired from a career in nursing and spent her time as an avid quilter. 

Sonja is survived by her husband, Dempsey E. Allgood of the home; two sons, Shawn Allgood of Dallas, Texas, and Sam Allgood and wife Kathy Farrell of Lincoln, Nebraska; two daughters, Allison Brown and husband Dr. Matt Brown of Todd, and Melanie Allgood of Alpharetta, Georgia, and one sister, Ree Goddard and husband Pete of Troy, Michigan. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren. 

Private memorial services for Sonja Marie Trinko Allgood will be conducted at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Western Carolina Chapter, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28215.

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

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

 

Zebulon (Bud) Johnson

March 20, 1933 – October 11, 2018

Zebulon (Bud) Johnson, age 85, of Newland, North Carolina passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at The Waters at Roan Highlands Nursing Center in Roan Mountain, TN.

He was born on March 20, 1933 in Avery County, North Carolina, a son of Lillard Johnson and Augusta Cole Johnson.

He was preceded in death by his Parents; Sons: David (Bud) Johnson, Danny Johnson, Daughter: Mary Buchanan, Sisters: Marie Cuthbertson, Nellie Vines, and Shirley Sines.

Bud enjoyed Farming and listening to Country and Bluegrass Music.

Zebulon leaves behind to cherish his memory his: Daughters: Aneda (Randall Clark) Johnson of Crossnore, NC, Sherry (Mario Lopez) Ollis of Newland, NC, Sisters: Welda Woodie of Morganton, NC, Velma (Jim) Oxendine of Johnson City, TN, Doris (Glen) Taylor of Canton, OH, 9 Grandchildren, 13 Great grandchildren; brother-in-law, E. C. Vines; son-in-law Keith Buchanan and several nieces and nephews.

A private service will be held at a later date.

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

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

 

 
Edward “Tudor” Vance
September 8, 1933 – October 11, 2018

On the morning of October 11th at 4:32AM, Edward Truitt “Tudor” Vance age 85, went home to be with the Lord. A Crossnore native, Tudor was the late son of Charles and Irene Vance and was preceded in death by 6 brothers and 2 sisters. Tudor was an active member of First Baptist Church of Crossnore where he previously served as both a deacon and a Sunday school teacher. For years, he was dedicated to serving his family, church, and the town of Crossnore as mayor, The United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict, a county commissioner, and a proud member of the Region D Council of Governments. He was an avid golfer and loved spending his spare time on the golf course.
Left to cherish his sweet memories are his loving wife of 59 years, Reeca Woods Vance of Crossnore; his daughter, Cami Buchanan and husband Gary “Monk” of Crossnore; his son, Linc Vance and wife Angie of Burnsville; his son, Todd Vance and wife Lou Ann of Dallas, Texas; his granddaughter, Tasha Smith and husband Cody of Crossnore, grandson Shea Buchanan and wife Juliana of Elk Park; his granddaughter Lexi Vance and grandson Aidan Vance of Burnsville; his brother Johnny Snyder and wife Nancy of Bakersville; and his great grandsons Jase Smith and Reid Buchanan. 
A visitation to celebrate Tudor’s life will be held from 2:00PM until 4:00PM with a service to follow Sunday, October 14th at First Baptist Church of Crossnore.
The family would like to thank Carol Smith and her staff at Medi Home Hospice for the care and love they had for Tudor, and request that memorials be made to Medi Home Hospice PO Box 1357 Newland, NC 28657.
Words of Comfort and Memories may be shared with the Vance family by visiting our websitewww.rsfh.net
The care of Tudor and his family has been entrusted to Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland.

 

 
Glenn “Spook” Walsh
April 19, 1944 – October 14, 2018

Glenn Richard “Spook” Walsh, age 74, of Elk Park, North Carolina, the Old Beech Mountain Community, passed away on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at the Johnson City Medical Center after a brief illness.

He was born on April 19, 1944 in Avery County, North Carolina, a son of the late Judd Walsh and the late Flora Cook Walsh.

Spook graduated from Cranberry High School, served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He retired from Wyncom Communication in Lexington, NC. He enjoyed restoring old cars and woodworking. He was a quiet gentle man.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Lester, Amos, and Bert Walsh.

Glenn leaves behind to cherish his memory his: Wife of 51 years, Brenda McKinney Walsh of Elk Park, NC; sisters, Mary Ellen Peters of Elizabethton, TN, Kate Braswell of Baltimore, MD; brothers, J.D. “Jake” (Rose) Walsh of Elizabethton, TN, Royce (Ellen) Walsh of Pickens, SC and Phil (Jane) Walsh of Kingston, TN. Spook also leaves behind his beloved Scottish Terrier, Laddie.

Services for Glenn Richard “Spook” Walsh will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at the Grandfather Chapel of Reins-Sturdivant Funeral home with the Rev. Dennis Church officiating. The family will receive friends beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

Family, friends, and pallbearers are asked to meet at the Beech Mountain Cemetery at 10:45 a.m. on Friday morning for the graveside services. Rev. B.F. McKinney, Jr. will officiate and the Military Honors will be provided by the Pat Ray Post of the VFW.

Serving as pallbearers will be:Justin Payne, Curtis Church, Mickey Braswell, Gary Guy, Bob King, Cliff Pelletier and Jeff McGuire. Honorary pallbearers will be: Wendell McGuire and Winston Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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