Wilma Horney Blankenship, age 81, of Nebo, NC passed away on Monday, June 17, 2019, at Burke Hospice and Palliative Care in Valdese, NC.

Miriam Brown, age 74, of Linville Falls, NC passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at the Brian Center Health & Rehabilitation in Spruce Pine, NC.

Kevin (Hyde) Ingram, age 54, of Newland, NC passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2019, at his home.

Mrs. Lois Tatum Latcham, age 78, of Newland, NC passed into the arms of Jesus Saturday morning, June 15, 2019. Lois was in her home surrounded by her family when she took her heavenly flight.

Steven Howard “Scooter” Johnson, age 41, of Elk Park passed away unexpectedly due to injuries sustained in a car accident on Monday, June 10, 2019. A native of Avery County, he was a son of Ray and Linda Penny Johnson of Elk Park. He was preceded in death by his Wife: Johnnie Wingfield who p…

Rosa Lee Knecht , age 84, of Banner Elk, NC passed away on Monday, June 10, 2019, at the Life Care Center of Banner Elk.

Don Holdren, age 75, of the Cranberry Community, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital.

Jack (Big Jack) Anderson, 74, of Sugar Mountain, NC passed away on Monday, June 10, 2019, at Johnson City Medical Center. He was born on Oct. 13, 1944 in Morgantown, W. Va., to the late Walter Jackson Anderson and Nina Yoho Anderson.

Finley Richard Johnson, Sr., age 84, of Squirrel Creek Road in Newland, died Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Brian Center Health & Rehab in Spruce Pine.

Yvette Marie Young, age 97, of Dew Drop Loop in Newland, passed away Tuesday afternoon, June 4, 2019, at Life Care Center of Banner Elk.

Roma B. Melton passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 29, 2019, at the age of 89. She was preceded in death by her Husband: Caleb Melton; her Sisters: Nadine Howell, Ruby Richardson, Elizabeth Clark, and her Brother: Hobert Burleson.

Paul Harmon, age 84, of Flat Springs Road, Elk Park, passed away Sunday evening, June 2, 2019, at Life Care Center of Banner Elk.

Dorothy Marie Sluder Winters, age 87, of Roan Mountain, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 2, 2019, from Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Dorothy was born in Avery County, NC to the late Ernest and Kate McGee Sluder. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two dau…

Rosa Mae Harmon, age 78, of Newland, NC passed away on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at Burke Hospice and Palliative Care in Valdese, NC with her family by her side.

Dr. Thomas D. Vance, age 87, of US Hwy. 221 South, Blowing Rock, passed away Monday morning, May 27, 2019, at Life Care Center of Banner Elk.

Jean Buchanan, age 90, of Minneapolis, NC passed away on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at Cannon Memorial Hospital in Linville, NC.

Jack Dellinger, age 78, of Altapass Church of God Road in Spruce Pine went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at Blue Ridge Regional hospital in Spruce Pine.

Betty Cuthbertson, age 89, of Crossnore, NC passed away on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at her home in Crossnore, NC.

Larry (Whimpy) English, age 76, of Newland, NC passed away on Sunday, May 26, 2019, at his home.

Joseph Ralph Biggs, age 60, of Newland, NC passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2019, at his residence in Newland.

Linda Fisher Yelton, age 69, of Wildlife Road in Nebo, died Sunday, May 12, 2019, at the Brian Center Health & Rehab in Spruce Pine.

Leonard Hicks, age 93, of Newland, NC passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2019, at Cannon Memorial Hospital in Linville, NC.

On the evening of Monday, May 20, 2019, Howard Scott Huskins, age 83, passed away at the Brian Center with his loving family by his side. A native of Mitchell County, Scott was born on Dec. 11, 1935, to the late George and Beatrice Ledford Huskins.

Robert “Bobby” Young Duke, Sr. passed away on April 29, 2019 at Hadlow Hospice Center in Jacksonville, Fla. He was born Aug. 7, 1937, in Atlanta, Ga., to Inda Limbo Duke and Garland Thomas Duke. He became an Eagle Scout and later became a leader for the Boy Scouts. He is predeceased by his P…

Hannelore Render, age 92, of Banner Elk, NC passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at Watauga Medical Center in Boone, NC.

Cynthia Thompson Johnson, age 57, of Newland, NC passed away on Friday, May 17, 2019 at her home.

Douglas Taylor, age 76, of Elk Park, NC passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at his home.

Roger Lee Guy (Feb. 1, 1949 to May 15, 2019), Beloved Brother and Uncle, age 70, from the Flat Springs Community passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at Duke University Medical Center.

Byrle Townsend, age 81, of the Pigeon Roost community (Banner Elk, NC) went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at Watauga Medical Center.

Calvin Kent Winters, 66, of Buck Mountain Road, Elk Park, NC passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC.

Carfene Wilma Clark Shew, age 87 of Taylorsville, NC passed away at her home on May 12, 2019. She was born to the late Obie Elmore and Nina Rose Clark in Avery County.

Lula Eller Smith, age 89, of Banner Elk, NC passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2019, at Life Care Center in Banner Elk, NC.

Cynthia Kay Pritchard, age 73, formerly of Elizabethton, Tenn., went to her heavenly home with her Father on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 in Rowlett, Texas.

Marian “Missy” Robbins, age 64, of Elk Park, NC passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2019, at her home in Elk Park.

Angela Barnard Maloy, age 69, of Newland, NC peacefully went home to be with her Savior on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at her home. She was born Jan. 20, 1950, in High Point, NC. Angela was the daughter of Earl Wilburn Grant Sr and Dorothy Elizabeth Seabolt.

Glenda Laws, age 66, of Elk Park, NC passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at Johnson City Medical Center in Johnson City, Tenn.

Rev. Luther Carver, age 79, of Summer Lane in Spruce Pine, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at the Memorial Campus of Mission Hospitals in Asheville.

Evelyn Ratliff Calhoun, 86, of Newland, NC went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, May 2, 2019. A native of Grundy, Va., she was the daughter of the late Dewey E. and Corria Ann Ball Ratliff. She was a graduate of Grundy High School and resided in Newland, NC sin…

Bobby Greer Dancy, age 78, of Newland, a native and former resident of Watauga County, passed away Friday morning, April 26, 2019, at The Heritage of Sugar Mountain.

David Thomas Shervington, age 61, of Highway 105, Banner Elk, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at his home.

Lisha Vance, age 57, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, May 2, 2019.

Willie Elwood Cole, age 81, of Collettsville, North Carolina passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at the Caldwell Memorial Hospital in Lenoir, NC.

Glenda Owens Banner, age 80, of Newland, went home to be with the Lord and reunited with her husband and her daughter on Monday, April 29, 2019, at Cannon Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loving family and friends.

Peggy Jo Ann Vance Young, age 82, of Newland, North Carolina, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at her residence in Newland.

Doris Lanelle Aldridge, 90, passed away peacefully at the residence of Sherrye and Larry Mehaffey, her daughter and son-in-law’s home in Little River, SC.

It has been said that an obituary is one of the few writings that capture a person’s entire life. If that be true, we hope to leave a vivid impression in your mind of the life of our beloved Patricia Carol Hulvey Daniels.

Roger Woodie, age 74, of Old Toe River Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 25, 2019, at Watauga Medical Center.