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Watauga County Obituaries – Compiled Aug. 22, 2012

Watauga County Obituaries – Compiled Aug. 22, 2012 Irene Elizabeth Galatis, D. Aug. 21, 2012 Irene Elizabeth Galatis, age 87, of 418 Dogwood Lane, Blowing Rock ,died Tuesday August 21, 2012, at Watauga Medical Center. Mrs. Galatis is survived by two sons, Dwight Laughter and wife Linda, and David Laughter both of Blowing Rock; one sister Doris Lewis of Hickory, one grandson, David Laughter, Jr. and his wife Noelle of Chicago, two great-grandchildren David Laughter, III and Jack Laughter, both of Chicago. A memorial service for Mrs. Irene Galatis will be conducted Saturday morning, August 25, 2012, at 11:00 o’clock, at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating will be The Reverend Dr. Lynn Stall. The family will receive friends following the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Blowing Rock C.A.R.E.S PO Box 228 Blowing Rock, NC 28605 or a charity of the donors choice. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements. Mark Chaney, D. Aug. 20, 2012 Rev. Mark Lee Chaney, age 48, of Buckshot Circle, Boone, passed away Monday afternoon, August 20, 2012 at Watauga Medical Center. Born July 26, 1964 in …

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Watauga County Obituaries – Compiled May 15, 2012

Hoyle B. Coffey, D. May 12, 2012 Hoyle B. Coffey, age 70, of 1018 Payne Branch Road, Blowing Rock, died Saturday evening, May 12, 2012, at Wilkes Regional Medical Center in Wilkesboro. Mr. Coffey was born June 16, 1941 in Watauga County, a son of the late Justin and Frances Triplett Coffey. He attended Blowing Rock High School, then served in the United States Army for two years. He returned to live in Blowing Rock where he worked at Blowing Rock Ski Lodge and ABC Store, before starting a stone supply business. He most recently worked at the Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock. Hoyle was a devoted husband, father and brother. His quick wit and sense of humor made a lasting impression on his many friends. Mr. Coffey is survived by his wife, Nancy Coffey of the home; one daughter, Kim Coffey and husband Peter Jones of Trade, Tennessee; one son, Brian Coffey and wife Ginger of Houston, Texas; one granddaughter, Leah Coffey of Houston; one brother, Perry Coffey and wife Candace of Blowing Rock, and one niece, Lana Coffey of Lodi, New Jersey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one niece, Kelly Coffey. Funeral …

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