Watauga County Obituaries – Compiled Dec. 19, 2012

Published Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Watauga County Obituaries – Compiled Dec. 19, 2012

Ralph F. Lewis, Dec. 18, 2012
Mr. Ralph Forrest Lewis, age 75, of Hwy 194 North, Boone, passed away Tuesday afternoon, December 18, 2012. Born April 6, 1937 in Watauga County, he was a son of the late James and Alice Church Lewis. Ralph was the owner and operator of Lewis Garage and Muffler for over 40 years. H was a member of Hopewell Community Church.

He is survived by his wife; Pauline Miller Lewis, one son; Terry Lewis and wife Marta of Boone, two step-children; Kenneth Wilcox of Kentucky and Deborah Laws of Wilkesboro, one granddaughter; Cassie Lewis of Boone, three step-grandchildren; James Wilcox, Jennifer Proffit and Wayne Laws, one step-great grandson; Elija Brown, one sister; Ruth Yarber of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Earl Lewis and wife Connie of Todd, Kermit Lewis and wife Ella Mae of Mountain City, and James Lewis and wife Joann of Shelby. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister; Lillian Greer and four brothers; Roy, Emory, Austin and Howard Lewis.

Funeral services for Mr. Ralph Forrest Lewis will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Edwin McKinney and Rev. David Lunceford. Burial will follow at the Hopewell Community Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from noon until 2 o’clock at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home.

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

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

Kenny Trivette

Kenny Trivette

Kenny Trivette, D. Dec. 17, 2012
Kenny Trivette, age 66, of 159 Hodges Miller Road, Blowing Rock, died Monday morning, December 17, 2012, at his home.

Kenny was born December 31, 1945 in Lenoir, a son of the late Walter and Zaida Hodges Trivette. He was a retired supervisor for Watauga County Parks and Recreation and a member of Mount Vernon Baptist Church. Kenny, first and formost, enjoyed talking about Jesus. He was strong in his faith, which was often eveident in his life. He also had many hobbies including woodworking and gardening. Kenny was also a problem solver and in general, a jack-of-all-trades.

Kenny is survived by his wife, Margery Wood Trivette of the home; two sons, David Kenneth Trivette and wife Pam of Blowing Rock, and Phillip Joel Trivette and fiance Emily Keith of Warrenton; six grandchildren, Kyle Trivette and Kendra Trivette of Blowing Rock, Brittany Autrey and husband Tom of Spring Hope, Brandy Nichole Trivette of Knightdale, Danielle Trivette of Wake Forest, and Austin Trivette of Warrenton; two sisters, Nancy T. Wood and husband Cecil of Blowing Rock and Lake Placid, Florida, and Judy T. Gould and husband Tommy of Lake Placid, and one brother, Colburn H. Trivette and wife Elizabeth of Lake Placid. He is also survived by seven great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter-in-law, Amy Trivette.

Funeral services for Kenny Trivette will be conducted Wednesday afternoon, December 19, 2012, at 3:00 o’clock, at Mount Vernon Baptist Church. The body will lie in state, at the church, from 1:00 until 3:00 o’clock. Officiating will be Reverend Bud Russell and Reverend Greg Heisler. Burial will follow in Laurel Fork Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Wednesday afternoon, from 1:00 until 3:00 o’clock, at the church, prior to the service. At other times, friends may call at the home, 159 Hodges and Miller Road, Blowing Rock, North Carolina.

Flowers are appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Vernon Baptist Church Benevolence Fund, 3505 Bamboo Road, Boone, North Carolina, 28607.

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

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

Leigh Cooper Wallace

Leigh Cooper Wallace

Leigh Cooper Wallace, D. Dec. 17, 2012
Leigh Cooper Wallace, 43, of Todd, NC passed away unexpectedly Monday morning at Johnson City Medical Center, Tennessee.

Leigh was born in the Panama Canal Zone on August 12, 1969, to Louise and Claude Cooper. She grew up in a military family and lived in many places in her youth: Panama Canal Zone; Rock Hill, SC; Fort Benning, GA; Fort Bragg, NC, Altoona, PA; Fort Buchanan, PR; and Fort Leavenworth, KS. While living in these different places, Leigh learned the value of lasting friendships and cultural diversity.

She graduated in 1987 from Leavenworth (KS) High School, then graduated from Appalachian State University in 1992 with a degree in Exercise Science. She was a standout distance runner for ASU, winning the Southern Conference outdoor championships in track in 1992 in the 3000, 5000, and 10,000 meter events. Leigh also coached track and cross country at Watauga High School for over ten years, and her teams won numerous conference, regional, and state championships. She taught Healthful Living and physical education at Watauga High School from 1998 until the present. She helped establish women’s lacrosse as a varsity sport at Watauga High School and was the first head coach in this sport. She was inducted into the Watauga Sports Hall of Fame in 2006.

In addition to her parents, Leigh is survived by her loving husband, Christopher Harold Wallace, and her two cherished children: a son, Jacob Christopher Wallace, and a daughter, Haleigh Lynn Wallace, all of the home. She is also survived by her devoted sisters, Julie Cooper Hodge and Holley Cooper Quick (David), both of Todd; and her special brother Graig Wilson Cooper of San Francisco, CA. She leaves behind five nieces and nephews who loved their Aunt Leigh: Riley and Regan Hodge, Cade and Coen Quick, and Findley Cooper. Also surviving are her great-aunt Connie Martin of Fayetteville and her great aunt and uncle Dixie and John Martin of Charlotte, and many beloved aunts, uncles, and cousins, as well as her husband Chris’s family: Candy and Ray Wallace, and Rodney and Gavin Wallace.

As a parent, teacher, and coach, Leigh’s spirit, inspiration, and memory continue on in the hearts of her children, students, and athletes – those she dedicated herself to most passionately. It is they, along with the staff and faculty of Watauga High School to whom Leigh has imparted the values of good decision-making, working hard to achieve goals and overcome adversity, and truly living life to the fullest every day.

She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Visitation will be held at Watauga High School on Wednesday, December 19, 2012, from the hours of 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Friends may call at the funeral home, to show their respect, anytime after 3:00 pm on Wednesday. A private internment for the family will be conducted at Mount Lawn Cemetery prior to the memorial service, which will be held at Watauga High School at 3:00 pm on Thursday, December 20, 2012.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Leigh Cooper Wallace Memorial Fund, c/o State Employees Credit Union in the name of Chris Wallace, 410 New Market Blvd, Boone, NC, or to any North Carolina State Employees Credit Union office.

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

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

Billy Wallace

Billy Wallace

Billy Austin Wallace, Dec. 16, 2012.
Billy Austin Wallace, age 81, of Sugar Grove, died Sunday morning, December 16, 2012, at Cannon Memorial Hospital in Linville.

Mr. Wallace was born October 10, 1931 in Watauga County, a son of the late Roby Luther Wallace and Erma Martin Wallace. He was a retired auto mechanic and served with the United States Army.

Mr. Wallace is survived by two sons, Ricky Wallace and wife Amanda, and Danny Wallace, all of Vilas; two daughters, Kathy Wallace Barker of Sugar Grove, and Staci Wallace Vestal and husband Jason of Boone; four grandchildren, Tyler Barker of Sugar Grove, Erica Wallace and Haley Wallace, both of Hudson, and Brodie Vestal of Boone; one brother, R.L. Wallace, Jr. of Mountain City, Tennessee; two sisters, Mabel Hagaman of Trade, Tennessee and Mary Geneva Wright of Indiana, and a special friend, Marjorie Henson of Sugar Grove. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Sue Thomas Wallace; two sisters, Edith Henson and Ella Mae Fletcher, and three brothers, Argus Wallace, Kermit Wallace, and Jack Wallace.

Funeral services for Billy Austin Wallace will be conducted Tuesday morning, December 18, 2012, at 11:00 o’clock, at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. The body will lie in state, at the chapel, from 10:00 until 11:00 o’clock. Officiating will be Reverend Melvin Hodges and Reverend Derrick Wilson. Military graveside rites and burial, provided by American Legion Post 130 and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 90, will follow in Mount Lawn Memorial Park and Gardens.

The family will receive friends Monday evening, from 6:00 until 8:00 o’clock, at Hampton Funeral Service.

Flowers are appreciated, or 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 Wallace family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com.

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

Arlie Winebarger

Arlie Winebarger

Arlie Junior Winebarger, D. Dec. 16, 2012
Arlie Junior Winebarger, age 65, of 2329 Hardin Road, Boone, died Sunday morning, December 16, 2012, at his home.

Mr. Winebarger was born March 17, 1947 in Watauga County, a son of the late Charlie and Docia Winebarger. He was a communication specialist for the United States Army, serving in Vietnam and a member of American Legion Post 130 in Boone. Mr. Winebarger was a member of Hardin Baptist Church.

Mr. Winebarger is survived by his wife, Clara Walton Winebarger of the home; one daughter, Lisa Winebarger Streit of Charlotte; one son, Nicklas Winebarger of Vilas; one daughter-in-law, Kay Cornett of Vilas; two granddaughters, Lena Howley of Charlotte, and Celeste Winebarger of Boone; three grandsons, Trey Streit of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Tristan Rhymer of Deep Gap, and Nicklas Winebarger of Boone, and one brother, Robert Winebarger of Boone. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Melinda W. Rhymer, and two brothers, Howard Winebarger and Mack Winebarger.

Funeral services for Arlie Junior Winebarger will be conducted Wednesday afternoon, December 19, 2012, at 2:00 o’clock, at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. The body will lie in state, at the chapel, from 1:00 until 2:00 o’clock. Officiating will be Reverend Guy Testerman. Military graveside rites and burial, provided by American Legion Post 130 and the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 90, will follow in Pilot Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery.

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

Flowers are appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made to High Country Health Care System/Hospice, 400 Shadowline Drive, Suite 100-B, Boone, North Carolina, 28607, or online at www.highcountryhospice.org.

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

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

Daniel Brent Davis, D. Dec. 16, 2012
Daniel Brent Davis, age 46, of Wildcat Road, Deep Gap, died Sunday, December 16, 2012, at his home.

Daniel is survived by his father and step-mother, Charles C. Davis, Sr. and Barbara Franks Davis of Seven Devils; two brothers, Charles C. Davis, Jr. and wife Faye of Mountain City, Tennessee, and Timothy L. Davis and wife Sandy of Parkton, North Carolina; one sister, Brenda Ruth Davis Rogers of Fayetteville, and two step-sisters, Nicole Rose and husband Mark of Sanford, North Carolina, and Nicci Chapico of Boone.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Winnie Ruth Russ Davis.

Memorial services for Daniel Brent Davis will be conducted Saturday afternoon, December 22, 2012, at 2:00 o’clock, at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating will be Timothy Davis.

The family will receive friends Saturday afternoon, following the memorial service.

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

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

Emily Parrish

Emily Parrish

Emily “Numey” Parrish, D. Dec. 16, 2012
Emily Murray Parrish died unexpectedly in Boone, North Carolina on Sunday, December 16, 2012 while visiting her children for the holidays. “Numey” is how most knew her and she always responded with her warm, infectious smile.

Emily was born November 11, 1922 in Nashville, TN. She was the daughter of the late Emily Mills and Theodore Lewis Murray. She spent her younger years in Shenandoah, IA and Omaha, NE where she attended Brownell Hall. Because of her beauty and bright personality, Emily was chosen the first out-of-state May Queen while there. She then attended Ogontz Junior College in Philadelphia, PA. In 1943, she married the late Edward Garrison Binning of New York. In 1958, she married the late Albert Elliot Parrish, Jr. of Nashville.

Emily was a member of the Junior League of Nashville, Belle Meade Country Club, The Children’s Theater and Brookemeade Garden Club. She was an active member of St. George’s Church and served on the Altar Guild. She founded the wedding committee and volunteered with her late sister, Rebecca Clayton, for over 30 years.

Emily’s joyous tenacity for life was unparalleled. She had a green thumb and love of colorful gardens which were always spectacular and in constant bloom. She loved outdoor activities and played tennis and golf into her mid-80’s. She never slowed down for anyone or anything – many marveled at her energy and vivacious spirit to the end. She loved to travel the world and experience new cultures with family and friends with little left on her bucket list. Finally slowing down to mock speed, Emily became an avid bridge player and never missed reading the daily “bridge hand” in the local paper.

Emily was so proud of her four children: Bonny Binning Davis Breuer of Greenville, NC, Emily Binning Stallings of Boone, NC, Fay Murray Binning of Boone, NC and Albert Elliot Parrish III of Brunswick, GA and her “outlaws” too: Anthony Carl Breuer, Andrew Heywood Stallings, Brenda Bradley Binning and Douglas McGowan Block. She absolutely adored her three granddaughters: Bonny Davis Block of Atlanta, GA, Annie Murray Binning of Charlotte, NC and Lucy Mills Binning of Boone, NC and her devoted nephews and niece of Nashville: Theodore Murray Clayton, John O’Neal Clayton Jr. and Rebecca Murray Clayton. Last, but certainly not least, Emily delighted her two great-grandsons: Andrew McGowan Block and Christopher Murray Block and her best friend and daily companion, Vallie Whitsey.

We will miss you, Madame Queen!

A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, December 21st at 2pm at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 4715 Harding Road, Nashville, TN, 37205.

A visitation will be held at this same location beginning at noon.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Georges Episcopal Church, 4715 Harding Road, Nashville, TN 37205, or to Cumberland Heights, 8283 River Road, Nashville, TN 37209.

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

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

Winifred D. Van Devender, D. Dec. 16, 2012
Winifred Drawhorn Van Devender passed away peacefully on December 16, 2012, at Life Care Center of Banner Elk (NC), at the age of 87.

Winnie was born in Port Neches, Texas, to Thomas Ellis and Edith Allen Drawhorn. She lived there until she married Fred R. Van Devender in 1944, and shared and inspired his life for 42 years. She spent most of the rest of her life caring for her beloved family, friends (new and old) and a number of small dogs.

She is survived by her brother Miles Drawhorn, of California; three sons: Thomas R. Van Devender and wife, Ana Lilia Reina of Tucson, AZ; Robert Wayne Van Devender and wife, Amy S. Van Devender of Boone, NC and Michael R. Van Devender and wife April Jones of Arcata, CA; her seven grandchildren: Tim, Martha, Eve, Barnabas, Tasha, Lily, and Monica; and, her seven great-grandsons: Ethan, Zachary, Christopher, Bodhi, Frederick, Jeffrey and William.

She was a strong, beautiful woman, full of grace. Hers was an unremarkable life led by a truly remarkable person. We cherish memories of her delight in bowling, bingo, southern food, and granbabies. She lives on in all of us. She was, and is, well-loved and will be sorely missed.

Funeral services for Winifred Drawhorn Van Devender will be conducted on Thursday, December 27, 2012, at Melancon Funeral Home, in Nederland, TX. Burial will follow in Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches, TX.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Medi-Home Hospice, PO Box 1357, Newland, NC 28657; to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Central NC Chapter, 2211 West Meadowview Road, Suite 30, Greensboro, NC 27407, or to a charity of donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.

Melancon Funeral Home of Nederland, TX and Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory of Boone, NC are serving the Van Devender family.

Esther Ruth Kimball, D. Dec. 14, 2012
Mrs. Esther Whitehouse Kimball, age 93, of 211 Milton Brown Heirs Road, Boone, died Thursday, December 14, 2012.

Survivors include, one daughter, Gail Jacobs and husband Vernon of Boone, one son, Gary Kimball and wife Debbie of Middletown, Connecticut, two granddaughters, Rebecca Marinee and husband lenin, Jenny Baynes and husband Jonathan, all of Deep Gap, and two great-granddaughters, Mya Baynes and Macy Baynes both of Deep Gap.

She was preceded in death by mother and father, Thomas Good Whitehouse and Alberta Edith Cook, and her husband, Guy Allison Kimball.

A memorial service for Mrs. Esther Whitehouse Kimball will be conducted at a later date in Meriden, Connecticut.

Online condcondolences may be sent to the Kimball family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com.

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

Steve Alger

Steve Alger

Steven Van Alger, D. Dec. 14, 2012
Steve Alger, age 61, of 119 Riverway Road, Boone, died peacefully early Friday morning, December 14th, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

A naive of Dallas, Texas, Steve spent most of his life in Florida, where he attended school and worked in property management. While in Miami, he married Carol Poulos and they welcomed three beautiful children into their family. They were active members of Lighthouse Ministries, where Steve participated in many community outreaches, including weekly Friday night Mission visits to the homeless shelter to break bread with and minister to those in need.

Wanting a less congestive, more rural lifestyle for his family, they moved to Boone in 1997, where he worked in real-estate and was active in the Touchdown Club. Steve enjoyed golf, participating in his children’s sports, and road trips on his motorcycle.

But, present in all of his activities was a need to make others laugh and feel good about themselves, and he did this with a keen sense of humor, a tender heart, and an endearing impishness. A bit compulsive and with a childlike nature, he brought a “Chevy Chase Christmas” to his home and the community each year, and made sure the Easter Bunny didn’t skip over his neighborhood.

He was passionate about the Lord, and would take his family each summer to Camp Farthest Out in Florida for a week, where he and his wife served as youth leaders. This deep faith carried him through his life’s end challenges with a dignity that touched others while giving strength and peace to his family. He was an amazing husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend to so many. He will always be loved, he will always be remembered.

Survivors include his wife, Carol Poulos Alger; his children Jessica Alger and David Alger of Christiansburg, Va, and Steven Alger of Miami, Fl; his father Bruce Alger and step-mother Priscilla Alger of Barefoot Bay, Fl; his sister Jill Alger of The Villages, Fl; his nephew Kevin Watts of Santa Cruz, Ca, two nieces Wendy Stockholm of Erie, Co, and Brandy Watts of New York City, and many beloved extended family members.

He is preceded in death by his mother Lynn Alger and his brother David Bruce Alger.

A “Celebration of Life” for Steve will be held at Alliance Bible Fellowship on Saturday, December 22, 2012, at 4:00pm. In lieu of flower, the family requests a charitable donation to Alliance Bible Fellowship, 1035 NC Highway 105 ByPass, Boone NC 28607.

Online condolences maybe sent to the Alger family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com.

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

James Owen Tolbert

James Owen Tolbert

Owen Tolbert, D. Dec. 14, 2012
Mr. James Owen Tolbert, age 65, of Sumpter Cabin Creek Road, Blowing Rock, passed away Friday morning, December 14, 2012 at Watauga Medical Center.

Born March 21, 1947 in Watauga County, he was a son of the late Langston Owen and Irene Hartley Tolbert. Owen retired from the Blowing Rock Police Department as Chief of Police in 2006 after 24 years of service. He was a United State Air Force Veteran and a member of Bailey’s Camp Baptist Church. Owen was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife; Judi Payne Tolbert, one daughter; Michelle Tolbert Helton and husband Iain of Blowing Rock, a daughter in law; Melanie Tolbert of Macon, Georgia, three grandchildren; Graham Helton, Parker Tolbert and Megan Helton, one brother; Donald Tolbert and wife Janice, of Blowing Rock, four sisters; Dorothy Price of Blowing Rock, Louise Hood of Richmond, VA, Mary “Polly” Dacus of Leominster, Massachusetts, Shirley Edmisten and husband Baxter of Blowing Rock, three sisters in law; Verleen Greene of Lenoir, Jean Clontz of Boone, and Joyce Payne of Mt. Airy,three brothers in law; Claude Harmon of Lexington, Arlan Ford of Lenoir and H. T. Rogers of Boone, and a host of beloved nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his dad and mom; Langston Owen and Irene Hartley Tolbert, a beloved son; James Owen Tolbert, II, one brother; Edward “Buddy” Tolbert two sisters; Mozelle Ford and Edna Harmon, and four brothers in law; Marvin Hood, Kermit Dacus, Byron Clontz and Charlie Price.

Funeral services for Mr. James Owen Tolbert will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the First Baptist Church of Blowing Rock. Officiating will be Rev. David Lunceford, Rev. Max West and Rev. Gordon Noble. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Blowing Rock. The family will receive friends Tuesday prior to the service from 11 o’clock until 2 o’clock at the First Baptist Church. The family respectfully requests no food. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to a scholarship fund for the grandchildren, in care of High Country Bank, 149 Jefferson Road, Boone, NC 28607 or to High Country Health Care system Hospice, 400 Shadowline Drive, Suite 100-B, Boone, NC 28607. The family wishes a heartfelt thanks to the staff and “Earth Angels” at the Cancer Center and Town of Blowing Rock.

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

Austin & Barnes Funeral Home is serving the Tolbert family.

Alma Harley

Alma Harley

Alma P. Hartley, D. Dec. 13, 2012
Alma P. Hartley, age 92, of 1299 Highland Hall Road, Boone, died Thursday morning, December 13, 2012, at Blowing Rock Hospital.

Mrs. Hartley was born January 25, 1920 in Watauga County, a daughter of the late Cloyd and Maggie Story Bowles. She was a retired employee of Appalachian State University and a member of Mount Vernon Baptist Church.

Mrs. Hartley is survived by one daughter, Rhea Harris and husband Richard of Boone; one granddaughter, Deborah Aldridge and husband David of Rydal, Georgia; one grandson, Mark Harris and wife Kathy of Westerville, Ohio; three great-grandsons, Matthew Aldridge and wife Ellen of Spring City, Tennessee, Kevin Harris, and Chris Harris, both of Johns Creek, Georgia; two step-granddaughters, Kristi Wolfe of League City, Texas, and Julie Wolfe of Grand Rapids, Michigan; a special niece, Sue Hartley of Boone; two sisters, Mary Kocheiser of Akron, Ohio and Helen Huff of Newport News, Virginia, and one brother, Burl Bowles and wife Lola of Lexington. She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Hartley; two sisters, Ruby Critcher and Ruth Eggers, and two brothers, Dean Bowles and June Bowles.

A memorial service for Alma P. Hartley will be conducted Sunday afternoon, December 16, 2012, at 3:00 o’clock, at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating will be Reverend Jim McKinney and Reverend Bud Russell.

The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon, from 1:30 until 3:00 o’clock, at the funeral home, prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Medi Home Hospice, PO Box 1357, Newland, North Carolina, 28657.

The family respectfully requests no food.

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

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

Margaret Coffey Farley

Margaret Coffey Farley

Margaret C. Farley, D. Dec. 13, 2012
Margaret Coffey Farley, age 76, of West Acadia Avenue, Winston-Salem, and formerly of Blowing Rock, went to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday, December 13, 2012.

Born April 27, 1936 in Princeton, WV, she was the daughter of the late Clayton McDonald and Esther McCroskey Coffey. Margaret was a devoted and loving wife, a good sister, and a wonderful aunt and friend to everyone.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Farley; sisters, Bertha Mae Akers, Nellie Aileen Coffey; and brothers, James Edward, Lonnie Ray, and Clayton Coffey.

Mrs. Farley is survived by survived by her special nephew, Steve Coffey; sister, Gladys Virginia Coffey Bailey; six step-children; eleven step-grandchildren; four step-great grandchildren; and sisters-in-law, Dorothy McBride, and Jewell Nelson and husband, Charles. A number of nephews, nieces, great nephews and nieces, and special little ones ‘Waylon’ and Justin.

Services to celebrate the life of Margaret Coffey Farley will be conducted Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 2 PM at the Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by Rev. Max West.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 1 until 2 o’clock at Austin & Barnes.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.

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

Juanita Marie Ward Guy, D. Dec. 12, 2012
Juanita Marie Ward Guy, 86, of Zionville, passed away Thursday, December 12, 2012, at her home. Born June 6, 1926 in Watauga County, she was a daughter of Samuel and Effie W. Ward. Mrs. Guy was the family historian who adored her husband, daughters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

She is survived by her daughters, Wilma Vance and husband, Bill, of Zionville, and Glenda Dotson of Hickory; six grandchildren, Richard, Robert and Randall Vance, Melanie, and Gregory and Matthew Dotson; eleven great-grandchildren, Amanda, Randall, Ryan, Katie and Caleb Vance, Bethany and Tiffany Foy, Madeline, Michael, Allison and Annette Dotson; and five great-great grandchildren. A number of nieces and nephews also survive.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Avery Guy; son, Eugene Edwin Guy; son-in-law, John Dotson; sisters, Viola Guy, Myrtle Clawson and Joyce Harmon; and brothers, Tracy, Stacy and Cecil Ward.

Graveside services will be conducted Friday afternoon, December 14, 2012, at 3 o’clock at Mount Lawn Memorial Park & Gardens.

The family will receive friends Friday from 1 until 2:45 PM, prior to services, at Austin & Barnes.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com

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

Kenneth R. Cornett, D. Dec. 12, 2012
Kenneth Ray Cornett, 57, of Reese Road, Vilas, passed away Wednesday evening, December 12, 2012, at his home.

Born January 24, 1955 in Watauga County, he was a son of Grover and Thelma Harmon Cornett. Kenneth was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. For the past 18 years, he was employed by ASU in the department of preventative maintenance.

Mr. Cornett is survived by his wife of 23 years, Kathy Shoun Cornett; sons, Freddie Cornett and wife, Sammie, of Trade, TN and Kendall Cornett, of Vilas; daughter, Kendra Cornett of Vilas; grandson, J. B. Ray Cornett of Trade, TN; sister, Karen Cornett of Vilas; mother-in-law, Betty Shoun and brother-in-law, Tommy Shoun, both of Vilas; sister-in-law, Lisa Danner and husband, Charlie, of Butler, TN.; niece, Misty Stamps, and nephew, Ashley Livingston, both of Jacksonville, Fla..

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Livingston.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday, December l7, 2012, at 2 PM at Bethel Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Dr. Charlie Martin and Rev. Burl Greer.

The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 5 until 7 o’clock at Austin & Barnes.

The family suggests memorials to High Country Health Care System/HOSPICE, 400 Shadowline Drive, Suite 100-B, Boone, or to the Kate Swift Reese Scholarship Fund, in care of Watauga Education Foundation, PO Box 2658, Boone, NC 28607.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.

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

Lowell Miller

Lowell Miller

Lowell F. Miller, D. Dec. 11, 2012
Mr. Lowell F. Miller, age 66, of George Moretz Lane, Boone, passed away Tuesday evening December 11, 2012 at Johnson City Medical Center.

He was born August 5, 1946 in Watauga County. Lowell was a US Army Veteran, having served during Vietnam and was a former member of the 1451st North Carolina National Guard. Mr. Miller was an accountant in Boone for more than 30 years.

He is survived by his wife Charlotte Miller, two daughters; Kristie Lewis and husband Scotty of East Bend and Charity Miller and husband James Combs of Boone, one son; Mark Miller of Boone, four grandchildren; Kaylie and Charlotte Lewis and Riley and Jackson Combs, one sister; Shirley Deck of Deep Gap, one half-brother; Kevin Miller of Los Angeles, California and a number of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Funeral services for Mr. Lowell F. Miller will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Jerry Moretz and Rev. Eric Cornett. Graveside services with military honors provided by American Legion Post 130 and DAV Chapter 90 will follow at Mount Lawn Memorial Park & Gardens.

The family will receive friends prior to the service from noon until 2 o’clock at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home. Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans Chapter 90, PO Box 2914, Boone, NC 28607.

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

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

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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