Watauga, Avery Obituaries – October 2, 2018

Published Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 8:08 am

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

 

Betty R. Shoun 
(September 01, 1929 – September 19, 2018) 

    Mrs. Betty Reese Shoun, age 89, of Vilas, the Beaver Dam Community, passed away Wednesday morning, September 19, 2018 at home. Born September 1, 1929 in Watauga County, she was a daughter of the late Asa and Kate Swift Reese. Betty was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, the WMU and also was a former Sunday school teacher. She was retired from Bethel Elementary School where she worked in the cafeteria and drove a school bus for 34 years. Betty also worked as a switchboard operator at Watauga Medical Center for 37 years, retiring when she was 86 years old. When not working Betty enjoyed her family, flowers and gardening. 
    She is survived by three children, Kathy Cornett, Thomas Clay Shoun, Jr., both of Vilas and Lisa Danner and husband Charlie of Butler, TN, five grandchildren, Kendall Cornett, Kendra Cornett, Freddie Cornett and wife Sammie, Matthew Danner and Kristi Danner, two sisters, Dorcas Hodges and Gladys Shoun and one brother, Clint Reese and one great grandson, Jay Cornett.
    In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Thomas Clay Shoun, one sister, Kathleen Reese, and five brothers, Asa Reese, Jr., Richard Reese, Andy Reese, Lance Reese and Norman Reese and by son-in-law, Kenneth Cornett. 
    Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Reese Shoun will be conducted Friday evening, September 21, at 7 PM at Bethel Baptist Church. Officiating will be Rev. Charlie Martin and Rev. Burl Greer. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 5 PM until 7 PM at Bethel Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Kate Swift Reese Scholarship Fund, Watauga Education Foundation, 175 Pioneer Trail, Boone, NC 28607 or to Medi-Home Hospice, 400 Shadowline Drive, Suite 102, Boone, NC 28607. Graveside services and burial will be private.
    Online condolences may be shared with the Shoun family at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com
    Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Shoun family.

 

Deborah Alice Casey 
(January 22, 1961 – September 21, 2018) 

    It takes approximately two minutes to fall in love with Debbie Casey. Two minutes to see the genuine beauty behind everything she says and does. To feel the warmth in her smile and the joy in her laugh. To realize that no matter how or why this incredible woman wandered into your world, you are better off than you were before as you have just acquired a dear friend for the rest of your life. Early in the morning of September 21st, the glorious and lovely life of Debbie became a memory that will live on in everyone that had the privilege of knowing her. She was the epitome of perfection in every sense of the word. In the way that she raised her daughter, in the effortless adoration that flowed between she and her husband, and in the beloved friendships that blossomed with each person she met. For Debbie Casey, there was no greater joy or purpose in life than to love and be loved, and there is no truer way to honor her memory than to continue radiating this love in everything that we do. 
    
    Deborah Alice Casey, age 57 of Boone, passed away Friday, September 21, 2018 at her home. She was born January 22, 1961 in St. Petersburg, Florida. 
    
    Mrs. Casey is survived by her husband, Scott Casey and daughter Madi Claire Casey of Boone; mother, Ruthann Ross of Trenton, FL; sister, Dianne Lee Harper of Port Royal, SC; mother-in-law, Joanne King of St. Petersburg, FL; and a number of nieces and nephews, including special nephew, Jesse Matten Mattimore of Boone. She was preceded in death by her father, Richard L. Bragg. 
     
    A Celebration of Life Service for Deborah Alice Casey will be held Friday, October 5 at The Barn on New River, 3364 Lower Nettle Knob Road, West Jefferson, NC at 5:30 PM. Please join us as we celebrate and remember the beautiful life of Debbie Casey. Come dressed casual for a night of relaxed celebration. Feel free to pass this invitation along.
   
    Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Casey Family.

 

Edward Henry Maj 
(October 11, 1923 – September 21, 2018) 

    Edward Henry Maj, age 94, of Boone, passed away Friday, September 21, 2018 at Glenbridge Health & Rehabilitation. Born October 11, 1923 in Niagara Falls, NY, he was a son of Joseph and Magdalina Barzycki Maj. Mr. Maj was a Navy veteran of WWII and was a retired welder and machinist. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. 
    Surviving are his wife, Stella Patricia Wojtowicz Maj of Boone, married 70 years on September 23; daughters, Karen J. Maj of Boone and Maureen Conklin of Niagara Falls, NY; son, James Maj of Bellport, NY: two grandchildren, Hayley Maj and Taylor Maj; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one grandson, Mark Edward Conklin; two sisters, Helen and Jpsephine; and two brothers, Leo and Bruno.
    Memorial services for Mr. Edward Maj will be at a later date. 
    The family wishes to thank Mary Smith and the families of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church for their thoughts and prayers. 
    
    Online condolences may be shared at www.austinandbarnesfuneralfuneralhome.com
    
    Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Maj family.

 

Mr. Glenn W. Greer 
(June 29, 1926 – September 22, 2018) 

    Mr. Glenn William Greer, age 92, of Boone, passed away Saturday, September 22, 2018 at his home. Born June 29, 1926 in Ashe County, he was a son of the late James Franklin and Lucy Louise Bledsoe Greer. Mr. Greer was a member of Greenway Baptist Church and was a US Army Veteran, having served during WWII. Glenn retired from Glenbridge Nursing home as the Environmental Director. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose and Snow Lodge #363 AF & AM. Glenn enjoyed creating gardens at his home and built his family’s Cool Water Park. 
    He is survived by his children; Kay Hollars, Carol Michael, Chris Greer, and Sue Davis, all of Boone, a very loyal son in law, David Michael, seven grandchildren, Lisa Dancy, Kim Baird, David Hollars, Scott Baird, Mark Hollars, Kevin Hollars and Carrie Hagaman, nine great grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren. 
    In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, Lorene Greer, four brothers and four sisters.
    Funeral services for Mr. Glenn William Greer will be conducted Thursday afternoon September 27, 2018 at 1 PM at Austin& Barnes Funeral Chapel. Graveside services and burial with Military Rites provided by American Legion Post 130 and DAV Chapter 90 will follow at Mount Lawn Memorial Park & Gardens. The family will receive friends Thursday from noon until 1 PM prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Medi-Home Hospice, 400 Shadowline Drive, Suite 102, Boone, NC 28607. Online condolences may be shared with the Greer family at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.
    Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Greer family.

 

Charles (MIKE) Greene 
(September 10, 1950 – September 23, 2018) 

    Charles Michael (MIKE) Greene, age 68, of Possum Hollow Road, Blowing Rock, passed away Sunday afternoon, September 23, 2018 at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care in Lenoir. Mike was born September 10, 1950 in Watauga County.
    He was a veteran of the US Army, serving in Vietnam and worked as a self- employed rock mason.
    
    Mike is survived by his son, Charlie Greene and wife, Heather, and grandson, Dalton Greene, all of Murrells Inlet, SC; brother, Wayne Greene of Lenoir; half-brother, Jess Allen Walker of Lenoir; and half-sister, Kay Walker of Boone. 
    
    Graveside services for Mike Greene will be conducted Saturday morning, September 29, 2018, at 11 oclock, at Woodlawn Cemetery in Blowing Rock, officiated by Rev. Gary Shew. Military Graveside Honors will be provided by the American Legion Post 130 and the Disabled American Legion Chapter 90.
    
    Memorials may be made to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood Street, SW, Lenoir. 
    
    Online condolences may be shared at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com
    
    Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Greene family.

 

Frederick Charles Alderson 
(June 05, 1961 – September 28, 2018) 

    Frederick Charles (FRED) Alderson, age 57,of Banner Elk, the Valle Crucis community, passed away Friday morning, September 28, 2018, at his home. Fred was born June 5, 1961 in Sulphur, Louisiana. His home church was Faith Fellowship in Jefferson. Fred was a master woodcraftsman with Vaughn Woodworking and former owner of Pro Finish Painting and Drywall Company. He was a master tinkerer and a hard worker with an avid passion for building custom furniture. Fred loved the Lord and witnessing to people. He always enjoyed leisure time reading a good book.
    Fred is survived by his wife, Tammy Ward Alderson; parents, Jim and Carol Johnson Alderson of Todd; daughters, Ashley Pendolino and husband, Donald, of Lewisville, and Kinsley Knighten and husband, Dustin, of Greensboro; step-son, Jason Greene and Casie Leonard; grandchildren, Zachary, Cory, Olivia, Scarlet and Brandon; brothers, Jimmy Alderson and wife, Teresa, of Zionville and David Alderson and wife, Joan, of Boone; sister, Regina Sauer and husband, J. J., of Johnson City, TN; twelve nieces and nephews; and his father and mother-in-law, Bob and Geraldine Ward of Valle Crucis. 
    
    Funeral services for Fred Alderson will be conducted Monday afternoon, October 1, 2018, at 3 o’clock at Austin & Barnes Funeral Chapel, officiated by Rev. Elliott Osowitt. The family will receive friends Monday from 1 until 3 o’clock, prior to services, at Austin & Barnes. 
    At other times, the family will be at the home of Terry Ward, 2975 Broadstone Road, in Valle Crucis. 
    
    In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to assist with expenses. 
    
    Online condolences may be shared at austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com
    
    Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Alderson family

 

Lank Craig

September 13, 1920 – September 18, 2018

Lank Craig, age 98, of Shull’s Mill Road, Blowing Rock, passed away Tuesday afternoon, September 18, 2018, at his home.

Lank was saved as a young man, raised his family in a Christian home and was a devoted husband and father. He was a member of Sandy Flats Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for many years. He was a WWII veteran having served in the US Army where he served in the 101st Airborne Division in Europe.

Lank is survived by four daughters, Kathy Townsend and husband Herbert of Boone, Dianne James and husband Reverend Delmar James of Sugar Grove, Betty Moretz and husband Jerry of Boone, and Lynn Rutter and husband Paul of Blowing Rock; one sister, Ruby Tipton of Blowing Rock; one granddaughter, Myra Cook and husband Robert of Boone, and seven grandsons, Wendell Townsend and wife Michelle of Todd, David James and girlfriend Jessica Martin and Timothy James and wife Kim, all of Boone, Adam Lewis and wife Brittany, Sterling Lewis, Wesley Lewis, and Ethan Lewis, all of Blowing Rock. He is also survived by 10 great-grandchildren, 2 great great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Carmalee Coffey Craig; two sisters, Lee Holder and Mary Ford, and four brothers, Butler, Hazen, Bill, and Frank Craig.

Funeral services for Lank Craig will be conducted Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 3:00 o’clock at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Max West, Reverend Delmar James and Reverend Jackson Lawley will officiate. Military graveside rites and burial, provided by American Legion Post 130 and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 90, will follow in White Springs Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 3:00 PM, at the chapel, prior to the service.

Flowers are appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made to the White Springs Cemetery Fund, in care of Linda Mills, 159 Hollifield Road, Blowing Rock, North Carolina, 28605, or to Medi Home Hospice, 400 Shadowline Drive, Suite 102, Boone, North Carolina, 28607.

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

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

 

Robert P. Rose

August 08, 1954 – September 19, 2018

Mr. Robert P. Rose, age 64, of Limestone, Tennessee passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at Johnson City Medical Center. 

Robert (Bob) was a member of the First Assembly of God church in Erwin, TN. He spent his growing up years in Bristol TN and had many friends that remember him fondly. He lived several years in the Boone area and worked for Vance’s Recapping before leaving Boone in 1996. He gave his life to the Lord in March of 2001 in O’Brien, FL and has been a great testimony for the Lord ever since. He was a very loving husband, father, grandfather and friend and will be greatly missed.

Robert is survived by his wife, Barbara A. Rose of the home; three daughters, Rebecca “Becky” Lear and husband John of Sidney, Ohio, Bobbie Rose and husband Steve of Bristol, Virginia, and Leslie Biggers and husband Scott of Johnson City, Tennessee; two step-daughters, Tiffany Cregger of Bluefield, Virginia and Kimberly Jabrocki of Ludington, Michigan; one step-son, William Blanchard of Ionia, Michigan; one brother, William Michael “Mike” Rose and wife Karen of Bristol, Tennessee, and one sister, Virginia Irene Murry of Texas. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. 

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, William Perry Rose and Margaret Elizabeth Cordell Rose, and one step-son, Gerald Miles Blanchard, Jr.

Funeral services for Mr. Robert P. Rose will be conducted Saturday morning, September 22, 2018, at 11:00 o’clock, at Central Assembly of God in Boone. The body will lie in state, at the church, from 10:00 until 11:00 o’clock. Officiating will be Reverend Charles Bristle and Reverend Chuck Bristle. Burial will follow in the White Cemetery.

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

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

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

 

 

Helen Jane Starck Essen

May 09, 1931 – September 20, 2018

Helen Jane Starck Essen, age 87, of Dick Watson Road, Deep Gap, passed away Thursday morning, September 20, 2018, at The Foley Center in Blowing Rock.

Helen is survived by Greg Essen and wife Teresa of Deep Gap; one granddaughter, Nicole Wieczorek and husband Eric, two grandsons, Noah Wieczorek and Avery Wieczorek, all of Bradenton, Florida; one brother, Willard Starck of Ballwin, Missouri, and one sister, Mary Schlueter and husband Ken of St. Charles, Missouri and one brother-in-law, Gary Herlofson of Lake Saint Louis, Mossouri. She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lamont F. Essen; her father and mother, Walter and Emily Haas Starck; two sisters, Florence Albright and Peggy Herlofson, and three brothers, Warren, William, and Walter, Jr. Starck.

Private memorial services for Helen Jane Starck Essen will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood Street, N.E., Lenoir, North Carolina, 28645.

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

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements

 

Wilson M. Icenhour

November 15, 1973 – September 21, 2018

Wilson M. Icenhour, age 44, of Wildwood Drive, Deep Gap, passed away Friday, September 21, 2018, at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte.

Mr. Icenhour is survived by, Two daughters, Katelyn Icenhour of Boone and Haley Icenhour of Wilkesboro, two sons, Alex Icenhour of Wilkesboro and Aidden Icenhour of Lenoir, his mother Janet Watson Trivette of Deep Gap and one sister, April Icenhour of Charlotte and two nephews, Dillion and Coty Delp both of Charlotte. He is also survived by twelve cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Mack Icenhour, his maternal grandparents, Blake and Lillian Watson and his paternal grandmother, Annalee Miller.

Memorial services for Wilson M. Icenhour will be conducted Saturday morning, September 29, 2018, at 11:00 o’clock, at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating will be Donnie Icenhour. 

The family will receive friends following the memorial service util 1:00 o’clock.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hampton Funeral Service for funeral expenses.

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

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

 

Jean Davis Pilegge

January 21, 1931 – September 22, 2018

Jean Davis Pilegge, age 87, of Gateway Drive, Boone, passed away Saturday afternoon, September 22, at her home.

Jean was born January 21, 1931 in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late James C. Davis and Audrey Burns Davis. She was a retired librarian and a member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Raleigh.

Jean is survived by her husband, William G. Pilegge; two daughters, Laura Marden and husband Dr. Ron Marden of Boone, and Judith Pilegge of Missouri City, Texas, and one sister-in-law, Susan Buchanan of Sammamish, Washington.

Memorial services for Jean Davis Pilegge will be conducted at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Medi Home Hospice, 400 Shadowline Drive, Suite 102, Boone, North Carolina, 28607.

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

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

 

Betty Davis Stout

July 10, 1937 – September 26, 2018

Betty Davis Stout, age 81, of 4990 Beaver Dam Road, Vilas, passed away Wednesday morning, September 26, 2018, at home.

Betty was born July 10, 1937 in Watauga County, a daughter of the late Arlie “Russell” Davis and Daisy Ruppard Davis. She was a retired seamstress for Shadowline of Boone and a member of Beaver Dam Baptist Church.

Betty is survived by one daughter, Linda Miller of Vilas; one son, Paul Stout and wife Shelia of Vilas; one grandson, Bruce Wilson of Vilas; three granddaughters, Tonya Wilson Baker and husband Mike of Nebo, Anna Grace Stout and Elizabeth Dawn Stout, both of Trade, and one daughter-in-law, Hazel Pope Stout of Vilas, and her children, Michael Ferguson and April Gunter, both of Mountain City. She is also survived by a number of great-grandchildren, one great great-granddaughter.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by, one son, Allen “J.R.” Stout; one daughter, Crystal Dawn Stout; one brother, Hugh Davis, and two sisters, Wilma Laws and Alice Faye Bentley.

Funeral services for Betty Davis Stout will be conducted Saturday afternoon, at 4:00 o’clock, at Beaver Dam Baptist Church. The body will lie in state, at the church, from 3:00 until 4:00 o’clock. Officiating will be Reverend Keith Brown. Burial will follow in the Lower Beaver Dam Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Saturday afternoon, from 3:00 until 4:00 o’clock, at the church, prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood Street, N.W., Lenoir, North Carolina, 28645, or to the Beaver Dam Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, in care of David Scott, 3476 Mountain Dale Road, Vilas, North Carolina, 28692.

The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to her caregiver, Lisa Crisp, and Thea, Brenda, Linda, Cierra, and the rest of the staff of Caldwell Hospice and Palliative  Care.

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

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements

 

Clay Verne Greene

August 30, 1935 – September 27, 2018

Clay Verne Greene, age 83, of Ward Greene Road, Vilas, passed away Thursday afternoon, September 27, 2018, at his home.

Clay Verne is survived by one son, Ricky Greene and wife Carolyn; one daughter, Betty Russell and husband Reverend Bud Russell; his grandchildren, Kindsay Greene Reeder and husband Jonathan, Stacey Russell Griffin and husband Keith, Morgann Greene McSwain and husband Michael, and Preston Russell and wife Rebecca; his great-grandchildren, Graydon Russell, Reagan Russell, Harper Griffin, Beckett Reeder, Collyns Clay Reeder, Graham McSwain, Caroline Martha McSwain; three sisters-in-law, Betty Greene, Faye Brown, and Georgia Brown, and two brothers-in-law, Junior Brown and Vaughn Brown. . He is also survived by a number nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Martha Jean Greene; his father and mother, Clay and Dora Greene; two sisters, Mabel Miller and Ivalee Dancey; one brother, Ted Greene, and two brothers-in-law, Howard Dancey and Max Miller.

Funeral services for Clay Verne Greene will be conducted Sunday afternoon, September 30, 2018, at 4:00 o’clock, at Brushy Fork Baptist Church. The body will lie in state, at the church, from 2:00 until 4:00 o’clock. Officiating will be Reverend Bud Russell and Reverend Johnmark Brown. Burial will follow in the Adams Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon, from 2:00 until 4:00 o’clock, at the church, prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Adams Cemetery Fund, care of Johnny Hayes, 171 Laurel Fork Road, Vilas, North Carolina 28692 or the Christian Outreach Center, care of Three Forks Baptist Association, 513 Jefferson Road, Boone, North Carolina 28607. 

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

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

 

Celena Kim Graham

August 10, 1964 – September 27, 2018

Celena Kim Graham, age 54, of Boone, North Carolina passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, September 27, 2018, at her home.  She was born on August 10, 1964.

Kim was a devout believer in the lord and walked each day of her life rooted in her faith. Her biggest passion in life was loving, encouraging and caring for her family and friends. This passion followed her to work at the Kidney Dialysis Center here in Boone for over 20 years where she treated her patients just like her family. During her life she impacted thousands of hearts in a positive and uplifting way. She will be dearly missed. Her hope is that we would remember who she was, how she lived, and what she loved.

Kim is survived by her husband, Darren Graham of the home. Her daughter Savannah Claire McKinney of Boone, her son Grady Chatham McKinney and his wife Beth of Boone. She is also survived by her husband’s children whom she loved as her own; Steven Kruckow, Rebecca Graham, Jessica Graham, Rachel Graham and Justin Graham, all of Kentucky. Her grandchildren were her favorite rays of sunshine; Ebe Santes, Isaiah McKinney, Alexis McKinney, Clara, Haley and Cheyenne. She is also survived by her aunt Linda Whittington and cousin Michael Wilson, of Boone.

Kim has requested that a celebration of life take place in her memory at her home in Boone on Sunday September 30, 2018. Contact family members for more details. 

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 Graham family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com

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

 

Carolyn Vines Cook

April 11, 1931 – October 01, 2018

Carolyn Vines Cook age 87, of Boone, passed away Monday, October 1, 2018, at Glenbridge Health Care.

Carolyn worked for Dr. Hadley Wilson as a nurse and then as a teacher assistant for Parkway School before retiring to take care of her grandchildren.She was a member of Rutherwood Baptist Church. 

Mrs. Cook is survived by one daughter, Suzette Cook Simpson and husband Woody of Simpsonville, South Carolina, one son, Herbert Cook and wife Leslie of Boone, three granddaughters, Kelly Simpson Hart and husband David of Hendersonville, North Carolina, Taylor Cook Moring and husband Matt of Greensboro, North Carolina and Sydney Cook of Hickory, North Carolina, one grandson, Brandon Simpson and wife Karla of Taylors, South Carolina, one great-granddaughter, Charlotte Simpson and one great-grandson, Boone Simpson both of Taylors, South Carolina, one brother, Pete Vines and wife Jean of Christiansburg, Virginia, five sisters, Pauline Hicks of Zephyrhills, Florida, Betty Smitherman of Wilkesboro, North Carolina, Shirley Johnson of Sugar Grove, North Carolina, Mildred Kurek and husband Kenny of Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia and Nancy Glenn and husband Gale of Sugar Grove, North Carolina. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edsel Cook, her father and mother, Clayton and Beulah Ward Vines, three sisters, Mary Lou Carroll, Reba Robinson and Jean Dancy.

Funeral services for Mrs. Carolyn Vines Cook will be conducted, 1:00 o’clock Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at Rutherwood Baptist Church. Reverend Peter Vandenberg and Reverend Harold Bennett will officiate. Burial will follow in the Cook Family Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 11:30 until 1:00, prior to the service, at the church.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Gideons International Camp, P.O. Box 3602, Boone, North Carolina 28607 or Medi Home Hospice, 400 Shadowline Drive, Suite 102, Boone, North Carolina 28607.

At other times the family will be at the home of the son, Herbert and Leslie Cook, 197 Milton Gragg Road, Boone.

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

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

 
Janice “Tootsie” Hartwell
August 15, 1936 – September 25, 2018

Janice Marie ‘Tootsie’ Blair Martin Hartwell, 82, of Elk Park, NC passed away on September 25, 2018 at the Life Care Center in Banner Elk, NC.
She was born on August 15, 1936 in Avery County, NC the Heaton community, a daughter of the late Carl and Grace Greer Blair.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death husbands, Jerry Martin and John Hartwell; sisters Irene Perry, Audrey Dorfler, and Bonnie Cox. 
She is survived by daughter Lynn (Robb) Smith, Auburn Hills, Mich.; sons, Ricky Martin, Rochester , Mich, David (Kathy) Martin , South Carolina. 4 grand children and 3 great grand children. She leaves behind several nieces and nephews and friends that loved her dearly. 
She was baptized into the Christian faith as a child at the Curtis Creek Baptist Freewill Church and graduated from Cranberry High School 1954. During her youth, singing with her father (Carl Blair, and other members of her family) they would travel to the local churches and to prison to sing. During this time, they recorded several records in Bristol, TN. 
In the spring, Tootsie with her family in tow, would drive here from Michigan, to plant taters at tater planting time for her parents. She was an avid reader, and she loved planting flowers.
Her final act of caring was to have her remains donated to science.
No services are planned at this time.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.rsfh.net
Courtesy of Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland.

 

 

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