Watauga County Obituaries – Compiled May 6, 2014

Published Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 12:40 pm

Watauga County Obituaries – Compiled May 6, 2014 

Cheryl Howell, D. May 3, 2014

Cheryl Annette Glenn Howell, age 57, of Joe Shoemaker Road, Vilas, passed away Saturday afternoon, May 3rd. 2014 at Watauga Medical Center. Born February 3, 1957 in Watauga County, she was a daughter of William David and Lucille Harmon Glenn. Cheryl was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. She received her nursing degree from Caldwell Community College.

Mrs. Howell is survived by her brother, Lenney R. Glenn of Vilas; and her sister-in-law, Mildred Glenn of Sugar Grove. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Howell; two brothers, Bob and David Glenn; and her parents, William David and Lucille Harmon Glenn.

Funeral services for Cheryl Glenn Howell will be conducted Monday evening, May 5, 2014, at 7 o’clock at the Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by Rev. Daniel Lawrence. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6 until 7 o’clock, prior to services, at Austin & Barnes.

Graveside services will be conducted Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, in care of Bennie Trivette, 211 Honey Dew Lane, Banner Elk, NC 28604.

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

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

Ruth Isaacs, D. May 3, 2014

Mrs. Ruth Cornett Isaacs, age 85, of Marion Cornett Road, Boone, passed away Saturday afternoon, May 3, 3014 at Watauga Medical Center. Born July 18, 1928 in Watauga County she was a daughter of the late Marion and Ida Dotson Cornett. Ruth was retired from Shadowline and a member of Grace Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Kenneth L. Isaacs, one daughter, Brenda Dollars of Vilas, two sons, Ronnie Isaacs and Kenneth Isaacs and wife Sarah all of Boone, six grandchildren, Jason Paul Isaacs, Christopher Ryan Isaacs, Jennifer Davis, Amber Fairbetter, Denette Isaacs and Paula Coffey, and two great grandchildren, Shylas Fairbetter and Titus Coffey.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by three brothers, Russell, Jack and Oscar Dean Cornett.

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Cornett Isaacs will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock at Grace Baptist Church. Officiating will be Rev. Jeff Fox and Rev. Jack Jones. Burial will follow in the Piney Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2 o’clock until 3 o’clock at Grace Baptist Church. The family respectfully requests no food or flowers. Memorials may be made to the Isaacs family in care of Austin & Barnes Funeral Home. Online condolences may be shared with the Isaacs family at austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.

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

Roswita Fisher, D. May 1, 2014

Roswita Hoffman ‘Roz’ Fisher, age 91, of Chestnut Hill Village, Blowing Rock, passed away Thursday morning, May 1, 2014 at the Davant Rehab & Extended Care Facility in Blowing Rock. She was born May 11, 1922 in Bremen, Germany. Roz was and inspiration to all who knew her. She was a wife, mother and grandmother who dearly loved her family, was an avid nature lover, and was happiest when tending her garden.

Mrs. Fisher is survived by two sons, James Fisher and wife, Anne, of Blowing Rock, and Michael Fisher and wife, Paula Richman, of Oberlin, Ohio. Two grandchildren, Noah and Emily Fisher, and one great-grandson, Elias Fisher also survive.

Services for Roz Fisher will be conducted at a later date.

The family asks that memorial donations be made to the Blowing Rock Garden Club, PO Box 2673, Blowing Rock, NC 28605. Online condolences may be shared with the Fisher family at the website www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.

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

Beatrice M. Kleinsmith, D. May 1, 2014

Beatrice M. Kleinsmith, age 101, of Newland, passed away Thursday evening, May 1, 2014, at Cannon Memorial Hospital in Linville.

Bea was born December 6, 1912 in Toledo, Ohio, a daughter of the late Walter and Eulalo Young Bohyer. She was a Phi Beta from Capital University in Ohio, and Eastern Star in Ohio, a Pilot Club member in Tennessee, and Junior League in Tennessee. She majored in music and taught piano for several years. Also a member of the Methodist church most of her life. She joined Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Banner Elk, North Carolina.

Mrs. Kleinsmith was born December 6, 1912 in Toledo, Ohio, a daughter of the late Walter and Eulalo Young Bohyer. Mrs. Kleinsmith is survived by one son, Stephen Kleinsmith and wife Elaine of Newland; two grandsons, Jeff Kleinsmith and wife Nadia of Charlotte, and Darin Kleinsmith of Linville; one great-granddaughter, Tiffany Skinner of Naples, Florida; one great-grandson, Cooper Kleinsmith of Spruce Pine, and one great great-grandson, Braden Skinner of Naples. She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley John Kleinsmith; one son, Douglas Kleinsmith, and one brother, Don Bohyer.

A memorial service for Beatrice M. Kleinsmith will be conducted Friday, May 9, 2014, at 1:00 PM, at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Banner Elk.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donors choice.

Online condolences may be sent to the Kleinsmith family atwww.hamptonfuneralnc.com.

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

Edward Weston, D. May 1, 2014

 Weston

Weston

Edward Weston, age 89, of West Cove Road, Boone, passed away Thursday afternoon, May 1, 2014, at his home.

Mr. Weston was born August 26, 1924 in Sheffield, England, a son of the late William and Minnie Broadhead Weston. He was a retired telephone engineer for GTE/Verizon and served in the Royal Brittish Navy during World War II.

Mr. Weston is survived by his wife, Mildred E. Weston of the home; one son, Scott Weston and wife Tracy of Vilas; one granddaughter, Taylor Weston of Vilas, one grandson, Justin Weston of Bluefield, West Virginia and two brothers-in-law Charles Edwin Isaacs and wife Aleta of Boone and Glenn Isaacs and wife Carol of Granite Falls. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Lional, Roy, and Bill Weston.

Funeral services for Edward Weston will be conducted Sunday afternoon, May 4, 2014, 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 Pastor John Padgett. Burial will follow in the White Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Medi Home Hospice, 136 Furman Road, Suite 2, Boone, North Carolina, 28607.

Online condolences may be sent to the Weston family atwww.hamptonfuneralnc.com.

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

Dr. William Derrick, D. April 29, 2014

Dr. William Adam Derrick, Jr., age 75, of Whippoorwill Lane, Boone, went home to be with Jesus, Tuesday morning, April 29, 2014, at Watauga Medical Center.

Derrick

Derrick

Dr. Derrick, or “Buck,” as he was known, grew up in Spartanburg, SC where he met and married Liz, his high school sweetheart, the love of his life. He graduated from Wofford College and then Medical University of South Carolina in 1965. He served as a Captain in the United States Army, a flight surgeon in Japan.

He and his young family relocated to Boone, NC in 1968, where he was only the fourth doctor practicing in Watauga County at that time. He served as a general practitioner in private practice for eight years, lovingly caring for patients of all ages and with all health issues. In 1976 he began his term with Appalachian State University as a physician in ASU’s Student Health Services, later becoming its director until his retirement in 2001. Dr. Derrick loved college students and caring for their health needs was more of a joy than a job to him, often remarking as he returned to work that Monday was his favorite day! During these years he also served as team physician for many ASU athletic teams, and for 25 years helped his wife teach sign language to ASU students. Throughout his career with ASU he was honored as Fellow of the American College Health Association, was presented the Charles Bohman Award which is the highest award bestowed by the Southern College Health Association, was awarded the Plemmons Medallion Award at ASU which is the highest award in student development, and was also given the highest honor by students, the Alpha Chi Outstanding Service award. After Dr. Derrick retired, he was honored by Appalachian State University with Emeritus Status by the Board of Trustees. In addition to his responsibilities at the Student Health Services, for 24 years Dr. Derrick served 6 terms as the physician to the United States Team for the Deaflympics, caring for deaf athletes all over the world. Even as a busy physician, Dr. Derrick’s heart for his community and especially deaf and special needs was evident as he frequently volunteered as physician for Special Olympics, gave many free physicals to young athletes in Watauga County as needed, was medical consultant to Watauga County Center for Exceptional Children, Mountain Care Rest Home, the Cannon Center, and Watauga County Health Department. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Watauga Opportunities for 25 years, serving two terms as president, and also worked with deaf inmates at the Watauga County Correctional Unit. He also loved serving deaf and special needs members at his home church, Mount Vernon Baptist Church.

Although he had a distinguished career in medicine and service, all who knew him, knew that he cherished his family and his dear, loving wife above all on earth! He loved to travel and brought laughter and fun stories with him wherever he went. Dr. Derrick was a man of strong faith in his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and lived his life in all respects to bring Him honor.

Dr. Derrick is survived by his wife, Elizabeth “Liz” King Derrick of the home; two daughters, Angie Cramer and husband Jim of Alpharetta, Georgia, and Joy Richards and husband Jeff of Fishers, Indiana; three sons, Will Derrick and wife Angie and Drew Derrick and wife Tricia, all of Boone, and Joel Marc Derrick and wife Frances of Branchville, South Carolina; fifteen grandchildren, Meeja Richards, Jenna Derrick, Tori Derrick, Tristin Derrick, Kearsten Furtick, Destiny Furtick, Adam Derrick, Alex Derrick, Naval Petty Officer Third Class, Tae Richards, Naval Petty Officer Third Class, Lee Richards, Jeremiah Derrick, Jedidiah Derrick, Alex Furtick, Nicholas Furtick, and Robbie Furtick, and two sisters, Mary Jane Coxe and husband Lavon of Albany, Oregon, and Linda Carol Derrick of Boone. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, William Adam Derrick, Sr. and Hazel Myrtle Williams Derrick.

Funeral services for Dr. William Adam Derrick, Jr. will be conducted Saturday morning, May 3, 2014, 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 and Pastor Greg Heisler. Military graveside rites and burial, provided by American Legion Post 130 and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 90, will follow in Mount Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Friday evening, beginning at 6:00 o’clock, in the Meadowview Room of Mount Vernon Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mount Vernon Baptist Church, or to the Lottie Moon International Missions Fund, in care of Mount Vernon Baptist Church, 3505 Bamboo Road, Boone, North Carolina, 28607.

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

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

 

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