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Watauga County Obituaries – Compiled Aug. 8, 2012

Watauga County Obituaries – Compiled Aug. 8, 2012 Hal Mast, D. Aug. 5, 2012 Mr. Robert Hal Mast, age 70, of US Hwy 421 North, Zionville, passed away Sunday morning, August 5, 2012 at Watauga Medical Center. Born August 9, 1941 in Watauga County he was the son of the late Thomas Jefferson Mast and Margaret Yates Mast. Mr. Mast was a US Navy veteran, and a member of Willowdale Baptist Church. Hal was a member of Snow Lodge #363, the Winston-Salem Scottish Rite and a Shriner. He was an owner and operator of Hal Mast Trucking and an avid golfer. He is survived by his wife of 52 years; Greta Mitchell Mast, one son; Bill Mast and wife Debbie, one daughter; Kim Byrd and husband Ray, one grandson; Brandon Mast all of Zionville, one granddaughter; Paige Mast and his unborn great grandson William Hunter Mast both of Boone, his mother; Margaret Yates Mast of Sugar Grove, one sister Jackie Presnell and husband Howard of Marion, two step granddaughters; Jessi and Justin Wagner of Vilas and Ashley Farthing of Zionville and a number of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father; Thomas Jefferson …

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Avery County Obituaries – Compiled Aug. 8, 2012

Avery County Obituaries – Compiled Aug. 8, 2012 Brenda Ann Banner, D. Aug. 4, 2012 Brenda Ann Banner, age 66, of Boone passed away on Saturday, August 04, 2012 at Watauga Medical Center. She was born Wednesday, October 17, 1945 a daughter of Charles Gather and Billie Brown Hubbard. Brenda has left to cherish her memory her: son, Richard Banner of Clemmons, NC; daughter, LaVern Devoe of Elizabethton; granddaughters, Kayla Banner of Elizabethton, TN, Megan Banner of Winton Salem, NC, Georja Devoe of Hampton, TN, Sarah Banner of Winston Salem, NC, Tara Banner of Mount Arie, NC; 7 great grandchildren. 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 Banner family Arlard “Al” Gray, D. Aug. 6, 2012 Arlard “Al” Aubry Gray, age 87, of Newland passed away on Monday, August 06, 2012 at Cannon Memorial Hospital. He was born Thursday, August 06, 1925 a son of the late Samuel and Mildred Marshall Gray. Arlard was a member of the United States Navy and served during WWII. He worked as a carpenter and enjoyed gardening, raising pumpkins, baseball cards, bird feeding, playing cards, fishing and loved …

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