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Avery County Obituaries – Compiled Sept. 12, 2012

Avery County Obituaries – Compiled Sept. 12, 2012 Dewayne “Hammer” McKinney, D. Sept. 7, 2012 Dewayne “Hammer” McKinney, age 39, of Newland passed away on September 7, 2012 at his residence. He was born December 23, 1972 a son of Wayne and Ann Hall McKinney of Bakersville. Dewayne was preceded in death by his grandparents. Along with his parents, Dewayne has left to cherish his memory his: brothers and sisters, Terry Lynn McKinney of Newland, Sherry McKinney of Newland, David “Butch” Evans and wife Grace of Hudson, NC, Cindy Gragg and husband John of Lenoir, NC, Debra Evans of Wooster, OH; several special nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Dewayne Edward McKinney will be conducted on Wednesday, September 12th at 2:00 p.m. in the Grandfather Chapel of Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Turbyfill officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. until the service hour. A private graveside will follow. Words of comfort and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at www.rsfh.net. Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland is serving the McKinney family. Roger Gene Platt, D. Sept. 8, 2012 Roger Gene Platt, 68, peacefully passed at his home in Newland, North Carolina surrounded by his …

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