Watauga County Obituaries – Compiled Aug. 26, 2013

Published Monday, August 26, 2013 at 12:46 pm

Watauga County Obituaries – Compiled Aug. 26, 2013

Jean Rucker D. Aug. 24, 2013

Jean Rucker

Jean Rucker

Ms. Jean Warren Rucker, age 85, of Milton Brown Heirs Road, Boone, passed away Saturday morning, August 24, 2013 at Glenbridge Health & Rehab. Born April 3, 1928 in Caldwell County, she was a daughter of the late Mack and Drucilla Setzer Warren. Jean was retired from ASU, and was a member of Perkinsville Baptist Church. 

She is survived by her son; Jeff Rucker and wife Sharon of Boone, one granddaughter; Melina Rucker of Boone, one sister; Peggy Icenhour and husband Roy of Lenoir, one brother; Rodney Warren and wife Barbara of Lenoir. She was preceded in death by one son, Mike Rucker and her parents, Mack and Drucilla Setzer.

Funeral services for Jean Warren Rucker will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 1 o’clock at Perkinsville Baptist Church. Officiating will be Pastor Seth Norris. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Park. 

The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6 o’clock until 7:30 at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home. Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to Perkinsville Baptist Church, Tutoring Ministry, 274 Jefferson Road, Boone, NC 28607.

Online condolences may be shared with the Rucker family at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com

Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Rucker family. 

Wade Moody, D. Aug. 23, 2013

Wade Moody

Wade Moody

Mr. Keith Allen Wade Moody, age 27, of 225 Hobert South Road, Zionville passed away Friday, August 23, 2013 at home. Born June 17, 1986 in Watauga County he was the son of Lisa May Moody and Keith Moody. Wade was a painter. 

He is survived by his parents; Lisa May Moody of Boone and Keith Moody of Sugar Grove, one sister; Stephanie Moody and Allen Hamby of Wilkesboro, and one niece, Jasmine Hamby of Wilkesboro, his maternal grandmother, Sarah Watson of Zionville and his paternal grandfather; Dwight Moody of Vilas, one aunt, Shelia Arnold of Mountain City, three uncles, Dwight and Scotty Moody of Vilas and Jackie Watson of Zionville, two great aunts, Kathy Earp of Boone and Beulah Brown of Zionville, a special friend Josh Watson of Deep Gap, and many other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother Phyllis Hicks. 

Funeral services for Mr. Wade Moody will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Derick Wilson. Burial will follow in the Mountain Dale Baptist Church Cemetery. The family respectfully requests no flowers; donations may be made to the family in care of Austin & Barnes Funeral Home. Online condolences may be shared with the Moody family at austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com. 

Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Moody family. 

Ruby Harmon Dishman, D. Aug. 21, 2013

Ruby Anna Harmon Dishman, 95, passed away August 21, 2013, – the birthday of her late husband – at Glenbridge Health & Rehabilitation. 
    

Ruby Harmon Dishman

Ruby Harmon Dishman

Ruby, born June 28, 1918, was the last surviving child of Zenie and Council Harmon. Her siblings were Otis, Edward, Dan, Graydon, Willard, Iris, Clyde, Stacy, and Howard Harmon and Melvina Ward.
    
Ruby was a life-long resident of the high country: born in the Green Valley community and living many years in Sugar Grove. During World War II, she briefly worked in Asheville, sorting and gauging mica for the war industry and sharing a residence with other single women. In 1943, she married Loyd Clay Dishman of Sugar Grove, a schoolmate and childhood friend, then Sergeant in Army Air Corps serving in England as mechanic on B-17 bombers.

After the war, Ruby and Loyd settled in Sugar Grove where her brothers helped build a home on family land on Timbered Ridge Road. They produced five children: Bynum (deceased), Geraldine, Von, Betty, and Michael. Loyd and Ruby farmed tobacco, attended Timbered Ridge Baptist Church, and Ruby earned recognition for her fine quilting and sewing skills. One of her quilts was added to the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC, which brought her national attention in “Family Circle” magazine. Ruby and Loyd were married 62 years, and moved together from their home to Glenbridge as health failed. Loyd passed away in 2007.
    
Ruby was a life-long member of Timbered Ridge Baptist Church, walking muddy roads for services as a child and young adult, and lived to become the oldest member of the congregation.
    
In addition to her children listed above, Ruby Dishman is survived by six grandchildren: Ronnie Dishman, Anita Dishman, Tracy Pearson, Clay Dishman, Aaron Dishman and Benjamin Dishman. She is survived by six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
    
The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:00 pm Thursday, August 22, 2013, at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home in Boone. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Friday, August 23, 2013, at Timbered Ridge Baptist Church, 137 Timbered Ridge Road, Sugar Grove, NC. Officiating will be Pastor Derek Wilson and Rev. Ray Greene. Burial will follow in the Greene Family Cemetery.
    
As Ruby always loved flowers, floral tributes will be welcome. Or, memorials may be made to the Timbered Ridge Baptist Church, in care of Dana Millsaps, 304 Smith Henson Road, Sugar Grove, NC 28679.
    
Online condolences may be sent to the Dishman family at website of www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com

Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Dishman family. 

Jackie Potter Klein, D. Aug. 21, 2013

Jackie Potter Klein, age 57, of 11676 Highway 88 West, Creston, passed away Wednesday afternoon, August 21, 2013, at Watauga Medical Center.

Jackie Potter Klein

Jackie Potter Klein

Jackie was born August 17, 1956 in Watauga County, a daughter of Lena Virginia Potter and the late Charles Potter. She was an employee of a furniture manufacturer and a member of Mt. View Methodist Church in the Creston Community.

In addition to her mother, Jackie is survived by one son, Michael R. Stapleton of the home; one granddaughter, Amber Michelle Stapleton of Marion; two grandsons, Jonathon Michael Stapleton of Creston, and Simon Alexander Landon of Wilkesboro; one sister, Junie Glenn Trivette of Warrensville, and one brother, Moochie Lipford of Virginia. She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by one son, Gregory Lee Dunn, and one brother, Johnny Lipford.

Funeral services for Jackie Potter Klein will be conducted Saturday afternoon, August 24, 2013, at 2:00 o’clock, at Sutherland Baptist Church. The body will lie in state, at the church, from 1:00 until 2:00 o’clock. Officiating will be Pastor Tommy Stevens. Burial will follow in the Potter-Mains Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Saturday afternoon, from 1:00 until 2:00 o’clock, at the church, prior to the service. At other times, friends may call at the residence, 11676 Highway 88 West, Creston.

Flowers are appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made to the family, in care of Michael R. Stapleton, 11676 Highway 88 West, Creston, North Carolina, 28615.

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

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

Betty Fox Storie, D. Aug. 19, 2013

Mrs. Betty Fox Storie, age 84, of Lenoir, passed away on Monday, August 19, 2013 at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care in Lenoir.

Betty Storie

Betty Storie

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, William Earl Storie of the home; three children, Sherry Norman and husband Stu Cotner of Asheville; Sandra Storie Williams of Lenoir; and Larry Storie and wife Pat of Hudson; one sister, Jonnie Williams of Morganton; one brother, Kermit Fox, Jr., and wife Anita of Morganton; three grandchildren, Chris Davis and wife Amy; Willie Storie and wife Crystal, and Annie Deal and husband William; seven great-grandchildren, Austin Davis, Colby Davis, Brock Davis, Ava Deal, Ivy Deal, Bryson Storie and Zeke Storie. She is also survived by numerous other relatives.

A celebration of Betty’s life will be held on Friday, August 23, 2013 at 3:00 PM at the Flemings Chapel Baptist Church with Dr. Scott Shoffner and Reverend David Orders officiating.

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

Memorials can be made to the Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood Street, Lenoir, NC 28645.

Online condolences may be sent to the Storie Family at www.evansfuneralservice.com.

Evans Funeral Service and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements. This announcement is courtesy of Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service.

James Morrin, D. Aug. 18, 2013

James Morrin

James Morrin

James Harley Morrin, age 70, of Pennington Branch Road, Creston, passed away Sunday, August 18, 2013 at his home. Born January 10, 1943 in Albany, CA, he was a son of Harley L. and Isabel Ruiz Morrin. Mr. Morrin was a member of Riverview Baptist Church. He retired as sales manager for Sears in Jacksonville, FL before moving to Ashe County. 

Mr. Morrin is survived by his wife of 41 years, Lynn Marcelle Morris; two sons, Todd J. Morrin of Creston and Chad J. Morrin of Jacksonville, FL.; granddaughter, Skyler Morrin of Jefferson; and a sister, Linda Haughain and husband, John, of St. Augustine, FL.

Services for James Harley Morrin will be private. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Medi Home Hospice, PO Box 421, Jefferson, NC 28640.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at the website www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com

Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Morrin family. 

Grant Joseph Cook D. Aug. 18, 2013

Grant Joseph Cook

Grant Joseph Cook

Mr. Grant Joseph Cook, age 86, of 2329 Deerfield Road, Boone, passed away Sunday, August 18, 2013, at his home.

Grant was born February 22, 1927 in Watauga County, a son of Roscoe Jacob Cook and Ina Elrod Cook. He was a retired bookeeper, for 34 years, for the Watauga County School System, and served in the United States Army during World War II. Grant was a member of Mount Vernon Baptist Church.

Grant is survived by his wife Zola Harmon Cook of the home; a son, Mark J. Cook and his wife Janet of Boone; a daughter, Kimberly Cook Hyatt of Boone; a daughter-in-law, Ruth Hoover Cook of Boone; a brother, Dane Cook and his wife Billie of Boone; six grandchildren, Jessica Cook Gilbert of Windsor, CO, Michelle Cook Gaston and her husband Haynes of Charlotte, NC, Brian Cook and his wife Stacey of Boone, Darren Cook of Boone, Justin Hyatt and his wife Jennifer of Ft. Bragg, NC, and Dylan Cook of Boone; a great-granddaughter, Catherine Faith Cook of Boone, and a number of nieces and nephews and extended family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son David Lee Cook, and four brothers, Billy J., Boyd, Mack and Doc Cook.

Funeral services for Mr. Grant Joseph Cook will be conducted Wednesday morning, August 21, 2013, at 11:00 o’clock, at Mount Vernon Baptist Church. The body will lie in state, at the church, from 10:00 until 11:00 o’clock. Officiating will be Reverend Bud Russell. Military graveside rites and burial, provided by American Legion Post 130 and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 90, will follow at Mount Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Tuesday evening, from 6:00 until 9:00 o’clock, at Hampton Funeral Service.

On-line condolences may be sent to the Cook family at hamptonfuneralnc.com

Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to the Mount Vernon Baptist church Cemetery Fund, 3505 Bamboo Road, Boone, NC 28607.

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Isaacs Goodman, D. Aug. 18, 2013

Mary Isaacs Goodman

Mary Isaacs Goodman

Mary Isaacs Goodman, age 83, passed away Sunday, August 18, 2013 at Duke Regional Hospital in Durham.

Mrs. Goodman is survived by her husband, Forrest Goodman, Sr.; one son, Forrest Goodman, Jr.; one niece, Shirley Pitts, and one nephew, Charles Cook.

Graveside services and burial will be conducted Friday, August 23, 2013, at 12:00 PM, at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. Officiating will be Reverend Barry Goodman.

The family will receive friends Friday morning, from 10:00 until 11:00 o’clock, at Hampton Funeral Service.

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

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

Netta McKnight, D. Aug. 17, 2013

Netta Sue Caudill Miller King McKnight of Montgomery AL, formerly of Augusta GA, Memphis TN, and Boone, passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2013. 
  
She is survived by her husband, Chaplain Charles David McKnight; her son Dr. Paul Caudill Miller and wife Irina; her daughter Leta Fern Bickers and husband Mike; her daughter Netta Sue Hill and husband Mark; her daughter Angélique Tyler and husband Kenny; her daughter-in-law Robyn Miller; her stepdaughter Leslie McCallum and husband Tony; her stepson Dr. Scott King and wife Gail; her stepson Tom King; her brother Rear Admiral Robert Paul Caudill, Jr., and wife Joanne; her brother Dr. David Alderton Caudill and wife Donna; her sister Mary Fern Hollis; 17 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. 
    
She was preceded in death by her parents, the late Dr. Robert Paul Caudill and Fern Alderton Caudill and two sons, Joseph Hardy Miller III and David Dwight Miller.
    
Memorial services for Netta Sue Caudill Miller King McKnight will be held on Wednesday, August 21, 2013, at 4 pm in the Caudill Chapel of First Baptist Church, Memphis, TN, and on Saturday, August 24, 2013, at 2 pm at Bethel Baptist Church, Vilas, NC. 
    
Online condolences may be sent to at the website, www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com. 

Announcement is courtesy of Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory.  

Martha Peterson Mosher, D. Aug. 15, 2013

Martha Pardom Peterson Mosher, age 81, of Todd and Matlacha, Florida, passed away Thursday afternoon, at Watauga Medical Center.

Memorial services for Martha Pardom Peterson Mosher will be conducted at a later date in Florida.

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

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

Gezina ‘Ine’ Klees, D. Aug. 15, 2013

Gezina E. “Ine” Klees, age 67, of Banner Elk, formerly of Boone, passed away Thursday afternoon, August 15, 2013, at Life Care Center of Banner Elk.

Ine is survived by one daughter, Jennifer Klees of Orlando, Florida; two sons, Jason Klees and wife Sarah of Orlando, and Jarvis Klees of Jacksonville, Florida, and one granddaughter, Isabella Klees of Jacksonville.

Graveside services and burial for Gezina E. “Ine” Klees will be conducted Sunday afternoon, August 18, 2013, at 2:00 o’clock, at Mt. Lawn Memorial Park and Gardens. Officiating will be Reverend Gordon Noble.

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

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

Shirley Slate, D. Aug. 13, 2013

Shirley Slate

Shirley Slate

Shirley Ann Slate, age 76, of 430 Hemlock Hill Road in Boone passed away Tuesday, August 13, 2013.

Mrs. Slate was born August 22, 1936 in Kentucky, a daughter of the late Herbert and Faye Schoolcraft Davis. She was a homemaker and a member of Central Assembly of God Church in Boone.

Mrs. Slate is survived by her husband, Frank Slate of the home; three sons, Richard Blitch and his wife Angie of Carson, California, Frank Slate, Jr. and his wife Martha of Wake Forest, North Carolina, Brian Slate and his wife Margaret of Pataskala, Ohio; four grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter Carol; three sisters and one brother.

Funeral services for Mrs. Shirley Slate will be conducted Saturday afternoon, August 17, 2013, at 3:00 o’clock, at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. The body will lie in state, at the chapel, from 2:00 until 3:00 o’clock. Officiating will be Pastor Chuck Bristle. Burial will follow in the White Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Friday evening, from 7:00 until 9:00 PM at Hampton Funeral Service.

Online condolences for the Slate family may be expressed at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com.

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.


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Listings of Funeral Homes in Watauga County:

Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory
194 Queen Street
Boone, NC 28607
828-264-8888
www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com

Hampton Funeral Service
683 Blowing Rock Road
Boone, NC 28607
828-264-7100
www.hamptonfuneralnc.com

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