Watauga County Obituaries – Compiled June 5, 2013

Published Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 1:07 pm

Watauga County Obituaries – Compiled June 5, 2013

James Madison Coffey, D. June 5, 2013

James Madison Coffey, age 90, of 717C Deep Ford Road, Lansing, passed away Wednesday morning, June 5, 2013, at Watauga Medical Center.
Funeral arrangements for James Madison Coffey are incomplete at this time.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Western Carolina Chapter, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28215-3220.
Online condolences may be sent to the Coffey family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com.
Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

Mitch Correale, D. May 31, 2013

Mitch Correale, age 55, of 26 J.L. Lane, Newland, passed away Friday, May 31, 2013, at his home.
Mitch was born June 26, 1957 in Meriden, Connecticut, a son of the late Gene David Correale and Jean Love Correale. He was a self-employed carpenter, whose handy work can be seen all over the High Country. Mitch loved fishing, his dog, and all types of woodworking.
Mitch is survived by two sisters, Chris Correale of Parkville, Maryland, and Lisa Correale of Banks, Alabama; one niece, Laurie Jo Correale of Banks; his best friend, Hope Harvey of Linville, and a close friend, Barbara Grider of Parkville. He is also survived by three aunts and numerous cousins.
An informal gathering, to honor Mitch’s life, will take place Sunday afternoon, June 9, 2013, from 3:00 until 5:00 o’clock, at the Pavillion at The Farm in Banner Elk.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Avery County Humane Society, PO Box 1213, Newland, North Carolina, 28657.
Online condolences may be sent to the Correale family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com.
Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

Eldric Earle St. Amand, D. May 31, 2013

Eldric Earle St. Amand, age 75, of 2365 Old Beech Mountain Road in Elk Park died Friday, May 31, 2013 at Cannon Memorial Hospital.
Survivors include his wife Nancy Carroll St. Amand of the home; two step-sons, Mark Lusk and wife Terri of Elk Park, and Brett Carroll of St. Cloud, FL. He is also survived by five grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements for Mr. Eldric St. Amand are incomplete at this time.
On-line condolences may be sent to the St. Amand family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com.
Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.

Freddy ‘Bob’ Tester, D. May 31, 2013

Freddy Tester

Freddy Tester

Freddy Art ‘Bob’ Tester, 59, of Stony Fork Road, Deep Gap, passed away Friday May 31, 2013, at Watauga Medical Center. Born December 21, 1953 in Watauga County, he was a son of Clay and Vertie Warren Tester. Bob was of the Baptist faith and was formerly employed as a truck driver.

Mr. Tester is survived by his wife, Janice Greene Tester; son, Van Trivette and companion, Lisa, of the Stony Fork community; two brothers, Bill Tester and wife, Audrey, of Stoney Point, and Harold Dean Tester of Oconto Falls, Wisconsin; three sisters, Glenda Sue Woodring and husband Larry, of Boone, Dorothy Lovanda Hicks of Sugar Grove, and Judy Tester and husband, John, of Lenoir; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Herman, Dale, Lowell ‘Babe’, and Ricky Tester; a sister, Janis Crepps; and his parents.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 2 PM at the Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by Rev. Vernon Eller and Rev. Paul Coffey. The family will receive friends Tuesday afternoon from 1 until 2 o’clock, one hour prior to services, at Austin & Barnes. Burial will follow in the Stony Fork Baptist Church Cemetery.

Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association,Memorial and Honor Program, 222 South Church Street, Suite 336M, Charlotte, NC 28202.

Hank Knoll, D. March 30, 2013

Hank Knoll

Hank Knoll

Henry R. “Hank” Knoll, age 81, of 793 Main Street in Blowing Rock died Thursday, May 30, 2013 at Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, FL.
Hank was born January 6, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois, a son of the late Henry Richard Knoll, Sr. and Marie DeYoung Knoll. He left Chicago and bought the Azalea Garden Inn, in Blowing Rock, in 1976. This began his and Jimmie’s journey into creating the beautiful grounds and inn for all to enjoy. Hank also served with the United States Coast Guard.
Survivors include his wife, Jimmie Franklin Knoll of the home; three children, daughter Susan Gill and husband Jim of Lenoir, daughter Judy Eckard and husband Tony of Hickory, a son Henry Knoll and wife Lisa of Boone; grandson Timothy Gill and wife Sheri of Munster, IN, grandson Josh Eckard of Hickory, granddaughter Jennifer Bevil and husband David of Munster, IN, grandson Alden Wetherell of Boone; five great-grandchildren Ethan Gill, Madison Bevil, Danny Bevil, Michael Swift and Evan Gill all of Munster, IN.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son Daniel F. Knoll, and one brother Richard Knoll.
Funeral services for Mr. Henry “Hank” Knoll will be conducted Thursday morning, June 6, 2013, at 11:00 o’clock, at First Baptist Church of Blowing Rock. The body will lie in state, at the church, from 10:00 until 11:00 o’clock. Officiating will be Dr. Marshall Edwards and Reverend Rhonda Gailes. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Blowing Rock.
The family will receive friends Wednesday afternoon, from 4:30 until 7:00 o’clock, at Hampton Funeral Service.
On-line condolences may be sent to the Knoll family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com.
Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.

Josephine Isaacs Norris, D. May 27, 2013

Josephine Norris

Josephine Norris

Josephine Isaacs Norris, age 95, of Fletcher Branch Road, Vilas, passed away Monday evening, May 27, 2013, at Watauga Medical Center. Born March l5, 1918 in Watauga County, she was a daughter of John Wesley and Ellen Dugger Hicks. Mrs. Norris was a long time member of Vanderpool Baptist Church. For many years, she was employed at Smithy’s Department Store and Carolina Pharmacy in food service. Her love in life was caring for her family, and her passion included tending to her lawn and vegetable gardens, but her greatest adventures were searching for the best bargains at area yard sales.

Mrs. Norris is survived by her son, Arlie Isaacs and wife, Lois, of Vilas; her daughter, Mary Ellen Townsend and husband, Wayne, of Valle Crucis; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild; three sisters, Rosa Lee Townsend, Allie Brown and husband, Burl, all of Vilas, and Christine Stanbery of Post Falls, Idaho; several nieces and nephews; and her special caregivers, Pansy and Wilson Blevins, of Elk Park.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Sherman Daniel Isaacs; two sons, infant Daniel Austin Isaacs and Alvin Gray Isaacs; six brothers, Troy, Ray, Edward, Arlie Daryl, James and Johnny Hicks; one sister, Missouri Ellen Bell; and her parents.

Funeral services for Josephine Isaacs Norris will be conducted Thursday afternoon, May 30th, 2013, at 2 o’clock at Vanderpool Baptist Church, officiated by Pastor Andy Watson and Pastor Thomas Brown. The family will receive friends Thursday afternoon from 1 until 2 o’clock, one hour prior to services, at Vanderpool Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Vanderpool Baptist Church Cemetery.

At other times, the family will be at the home of her sister, Allie and Burl Brown, 326 Burl Brown Road in Vilas.

The family respectfully requests no food, and suggests memorials to the Alzheimer‘s Association, Western Carolina Chapter, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215.

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

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

Marion Frances Dauley Hagadorn, D. May 26, 2013

Marion Hagadorn

Marion Hagadorn

Mrs. Marion Frances Dauley Hagadorn, age 80, died Sunday, May 26th, 2013, at Life Care Center of Banner Elk (NC).

Born August 25, 1932, in Richmondville, New York, she was a daughter of the late John and Margaret Guilford Dauley. She is survived by one daughter: Terry Roberts and husband John of Galway, NY and three sons: James Robert Hagadorn of Hyndesville, NY; Darin Hagadorn and wife Manda of Summit, NY and Robert Hagadorn of Banner Elk, NC; by eight grandchildren: Becky Vroman, Heidi Stevens, James Hagadorn, Jr., Brittany Hagadorn, John Roberts, Jr., Sarah Roberts, Nathan Hagadorn and Collin Hagadorn, all of New York; by four great grandchildren and a special loving companion, her dog “Toby”.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hagadorn was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Hagadorn, Sr. and by eight brothers and sisters.    

Services for Mrs. Marion Frances Dauley Hagadorn will be the family receiving friends at the residence for a private celebration of life June 9th 2013 at 4 p.m.

    GOD’S GARDEN

    God looked around his garden

    And found an empty place.

    He then looked down upon the earth,

    And saw your tired face.

    

    He put His arms around you

    And lifted you to rest.

    God’s garden must be beautiful,

    He always takes the best.

    

    He knew that you were suffering,

    He knew that you were in pain.

    He knew that you would never

    Get well on earth again.

   

    He saw the road was getting rough

    And the hills were hard to climb.

    So He closed your weary eyelids

    And whispered “Peace be thine.”

    

    It broke our hearts to lose you

    But you did not go alone…

    For part of us went with you

    The day God called you home.

Theresa Marie Isaacs, D. May 26, 2013

Theresa Isaacs

Theresa Isaacs

Theresa Marie Isaacs, 62, of Cranberry Creek Lane, Zionville, passed away Sunday, May 26, 2013.

Born July 23, 1950 in Fremont, Wyoming, she was a daughter of William Ben and Mary Stadnick Isaacs. Mrs. Isaacs was formerly employed at Blowing Rock Hospital and Glenbridge Health & Rehabilitation.

Most important in Theresa’s life was family, and her passions included her love of art and animals.

She is survived by her children, Evelyn Rominger and husband, Houston, of Zionville, Doug Bowley and wife Karen of Clayton, and Christina Harris and husband, Bobby, of Lockport, NY: ten grandchildren, Alyssa, Steven, Christian, Cheyenne and Lani Harris, Dakota and Jackson Bowley, Jacob, Joshua and Zachary Rominger; her step-mother, June Wagner of Boone; sister, Cora Jean Presnell of Zellwood, FL.; and five brothers, Terry Isaacs of Boone, Dale Isaacs and wife Cindy of Mocksville, Dennis Isaacs and wife Paulette of Elk Park, Floyd Presnell of Boone, and Alvin Presnell and wife Wendy, of Zellwood, FL.

Mrs. Isaacs was preceded in death by one grandson, Dustin Rominger, and her parents.

Memorial services will be conducted Saturday afternoon, June 1, 2013, at 2 o’clock at the Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by Rev. Quincy Norris. The family will receive friends Saturday afternoon from 1 until 2 o’clock, prior to services, at Austin & Barnes.

The family suggests memorials to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 312 N. Eugene St., Suite D, Greensboro, NC 27401.


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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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