Watauga County Obituaries – Compiled July 24, 2013

Published Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 12:02 pm

Watauga County Obituaries – Compiled July 24, 2013

Mary Faye Day, D. July 23, 2013

Marie Faye Day, age 73, of Boone passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at Blowing Rock Hospital.

Funeral arrangements for Marie Faye Day are incomplete at this time.

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

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

Jack Kelley, D. July 23, 2013

Jack H. Kelley, age 89, of Mountain Avenue, Jefferson, a former resident of June Lane in Boone, passed away Tuesday morning, July 23, 2013 at Margate Health and Rehab Center in Jefferson.

Funeral arrangements for Jack H. Kelley are incomplete at this time.

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

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

Martha Richardson Bame, D. July 21, 2013

Martha Bame

Martha Bame

Martha Richardson Bame, age 62, of 1469 West King Street, Boone, passed away Sunday morning, July 21, 2013, at Watauga Medical Center.

Martha is survived by her husband, James Bame of the home; two sisters, Ruby Lingerfelt and husband Kenneth, and Merlene Lingerfelt and husband Charles, all of Vale, and one brother, Gary Richardson and wife Sue of Lincolnton. She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Plato M. Richardson and Vangie Gladys Powell Richardson; two brothers, Billy and Max Richardson, and one sister, Shirley Davis.

Funeral services for Martha Richardson Bame have been temporarily postponed and will be announced when scheduled.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Laurel Fork Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, in care of Melba Watson, 1811 Aho Road, Boone, North Carolina, 28607.

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

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

Riley ‘Shorty’ Turnmire, D. July 19, 2013

Riley Andrew ‘Shorty’ Turnmire, age 77, of Highway 88 West, Warrensville, passed away Friday evening, July 19th at his home. 

Mr. Turnmire is survived by his wife, Effie McCoy Turnmire; his children, Tim Roten and wife, Alicia, of Jefferson, Penny Knobel and husband, Rob, of West Jefferson, Mark Turnmire and Chrissy Osborne, both of West Jefferson, Shelby Holman and husband, Daryl, of Grassy Creek, Worth Turnmire of Sparta, Mary Farmer and husband, Charlie, of Warrensville, and Marie Goss and husband, Tony, Linda Turnmire, Brenda Sheets, and Laure Dillard and husband, Bobby, all of Jefferson; twenty-eight grandchildren and thirty-eight great-grandchildren; three brothers, Melvin, Walter and Frankie Turnmire, all of Kannapolis; and two sisters, Sophie Turnmire of Kannapolis and Francis Turnmire, of West Jefferson. A number of nieces and nephews also survive. 

Memorial services for Riley Andrew ‘Shorty’ Turnmire will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock at the Mt. Paddy Church in Jefferson, officiated by Rev. Roger Blevins, Rev. Steve Leashomb, and Rev. Wayne Osborne. The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 2 until 4 o’clock, two hours prior to services, at the church. 

Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to the Mt. Paddy Future Fund, 822 Highway 88 West, Jefferson, NC 28640. 

Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory in Boone is serving the Turnmire family. 


Check out more obituaries in the High Country – Avery and Watauga – at https://www.hcpress.com/obituaries.


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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