Jerry Charles Carpenter, age 69, of Newland, NC, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, at his home.

Doris Mitchell Houston, age 93, of Elk Park, NC passed away on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, at her home.

Billy Ray Rupard, age 73, of Banner Elk, NC passed away on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, at Watauga Medical Center in Boone, NC.

George Avery Cooke, age 84, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family and friends at 1:50 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27. He was the son of the late Dick and Delana Cooke of Linville. He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Wife: Martha Cooke; Brothers: Bob Cooke, Lee Coo…

Bonita Carmen Guy (Douthwaite) passed away on Nov. 29, 2019, at her residence in Concord. She was born on June 27, 1935 to the late Robert P. and Craythie Shell Guy. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her Sister: Mary Elizabeth Guy Gentry; and her Brother: Carson Guy, w…

Annie Keener Hicks, age 75, of Banner Elk, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, at her residence with her family by her side. She was born on Dec. 17, 1943, to the late Casel L. and Roszella H. Keener. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her Sister: Sandra Keener.

Ben Allen Greene, age 74, of Stoney Hollow Road, Elk Park, passed away Thursday afternoon, Nov. 21, 2019, at Johnson City Medical Center in Johnson City, Tenn.

Paula Jeanne Vance Fitzgerald, 74, of Morganton, NC, passed away in the comfort of her home on Monday, Nov. 25, 2019.

Lucy Blair Trivett, age 96, of Elk Park, NC passed away on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at her home.

Donnelda Bath, 88, passed away on the morning of Oct. 25, 2019, at Life Care Center in Banner Elk. She was preceded in death by her Husband: Ralph; and her only Child: Pete, both victims of cancer.

Lottie Heaton Ollis, age 95, of Spruce Pine, died Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at the Mitchell House in Spruce Pine.

Artie Daniels Hurt, age 98, of Knoxville, Tenn., passed away on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at her home.

My Love, Richard Brewer, has gone home to be with the Lord and his beloved parents, Margaret and Jim Brewer, on November 16, 2019.

Christine “Christie” Lynn Yates, born Aug. 2, 1970 in Boone, NC, soared with angels on Nov. 9, 2019. She was born in Boone, NC and spent her childhood growing up there. She moved to Marietta, Ga. in 1986, graduated from Wheeler High School in 1988 and continued her studies at Appalachian Sta…

Fred Cook, age 58, of Green Park Lane in Spruce Pine, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 at his home.

Grace Thursa Ward, age 90, of Elizabethton, Tenn. passed away Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, in Sycamore Shoals Hospital. A native of Banner Elk, NC, she was the daughter of the late William Hicks and Phronia Presnell Hicks. She was a of the Primitive Baptist faith.

Keith “Critter” Wilson, 43, of Spruce Pine, passed away Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at his home. A native of Mitchell County, he was a son of Jerelean Robinson Wilson of Spruce Pine and the late Ray Wilson. He was an employee of Baxter Healthcare. Keith was a member of Turkey Cove Baptist Church.

Tommy Allen Church, age 66, of Heaton, passed away on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at his residence. He was born July 3, 1953, in Avery County to the late Jesse, Sr. and Mary Magdalene Franklin Church.

Geraldine Brewer Crawley, 77, of Morganton, NC, died Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. She was born on Jan. 6, 1942, in Roan Mountain, Tenn., to the late Finley Jerome Brewer and Emma Mae Moody Brewer. She was a longtime member of Amherst Baptist Church where she served many years in the nursery. She re…

Tommy Parlier, 75, of Morganton went to his heavenly home on Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. Born in Avery County, NC on Feb. 6, 1944, he was a son of the late Virgil Herbert Parlier and Lounette Cook Bollinger. Tommy was a member of Mt. Home Baptist Church and retired from Henredon Furniture with 42 …

Vivian Reed, 78, of Drexel passed away on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. Born in Avery County, NC on August 18, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Mike Shoemaker and Flora Edith Smith Shoemaker.

Craig Stephen Snider was born into this life Aug. 18th, 1951 and passed into the next Oct. 31, 2019.

Tammy Elizabeth Bowman, age 51, of Elk Park, NC passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at her home.

George Lawrence Fisher, Jr., 82, of Rock Hill, SC, formerly of Linville passed away Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

Velma Young Grindstaff, age 94, of Minneapolis went home to be at rest on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, at Cannon Memorial Hospital.

Julia Ann Lilly, age 68, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at her son’s home in Warrenton, NC. She is preceded in death by her parents, Floyd E. and Marie Vest Tankersley.

Carolyn Cochrane Penley, 74, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, at Novant Health Huntersville. She was born Aug. 15, 1945, in Mecklenburg County. The daughter of the late Roy and Katherine Cochrane.

Virginia McClellan, 92, died peacefully at her home in Altamont during the early morning hours of Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019.

Peggy A. Harmon, age 73, of Newland, passed away Thursday evening, Oct. 31, 2019, at the Cranberry House in Newland.

Jack Cantrell, age 80, of Big Horse Creek, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, at his home. A native of Avery County, he was a son of the late Cleophas and Mattie Wright Cantrell. He was also preceded in death by his Wife: Lora Ledford Cantrell and Brothers: Cleophas Cantrell Jr. and Bru…

Joyce B. Buchanan, age 81, of Little Henson Creek, went home to be with her Lord on November 3, 2019 at John F. Keever Solace Center in Asheville.

Christine Clark Woodie, age 90, of Jonas Ridge, NC passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019 at The Foley Center in Blowing Rock, NC. Christine left this earth to join the love of her life — Ronald. We know that they are holding hands and walking and talking with Jesus.

R.P. Stephen Davis, 93, of Chapel Hill and formerly of Charlotte, NC, died at The Cedars of Chapel Hill on Oct. 28, 2019.

Julia Rose Berry, age 52, passed away peacefully on Oct. 30, 2019, at Erwin Center on Aging and Health, surrounded by the love of her family. She was born April 29, 1967, in Crossnore, NC to Bob and Phyllis Shirley.

Mrs. Florence Parlier Cook, 89, of Winston-Salem, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, at her home in Winston-Salem.

Edsel “Eddie” Odom, age 78, of Roan Mountain, Tenn., moved into his mansion in Heaven on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, from his residence. Eddie was born in Carter County to the late Soloman and Linnie Bowman Odom. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving Wife of 50 years:…

William A. Gwyn, age 67 of Elk Park, who fought bravely in such a short time, lost his battle with cancer on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019.

Edwin Lewis Roberson, Sr., 89, of Richfield, NC passed away Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, at the Mountain Home Veteran Administration Hospital in Johnson City, Tenn.

Norma Lou “Dude” Cox Baker, 79, of Roan Mountain, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, at the Johnson City Medical Center after a brief illness.

Theresa Margaret Brewer, 87, a longtime resident of the Concrete, Wash., community, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019.

Rosie Justine Gragg, age 86, of Collettsville, NC finished her race and moved in to glory on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, at her home.

Myrtle Woodie Clark, 97, of Newland, went home to her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, at The Waters of Roan Highlands in Roan Mountain, Tenn.

Richard Eng, age 74, of Spruce Pine, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at James H. Quillen VA Medical Center after an admirable battle with cancer due to Agent Orange.

Donald (Ronnie) Miller, age 68, of Roan Mountain, Tenn., passed away on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, at his home, with his family by his side. Ronnie was the son of Noma Shell Miller, of Roan Mountain and the late Norman Miller. He was born in Carter County, Tenn., on Aug. 21, 1951.

Elwanda H. Garland, age 81, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, at the residence of her daughter. Elwanda was born in Elk Park, NC to the late Norman Paul and Elizabeth Fields Hicks. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three Brothers: Roger Carroll …

Junior Hollifield, age 86, of Newland, NC passed away on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, at his residence.

Harry Bobby “Bob” Freeman, age 74, of Newland, NC passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, at Watauga Medical Center in Boone, NC.

Carroll Ray Street of Roan Mountain, Tenn., passed away peacefully at home at the age of 77, on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. Carroll was born May 12, 1942, and raised in Roan Mountain, Tenn., the son of Jake Street, Sr. and Susie McKinney Street, and he loved calling the mountains his home. In ad…

Lisa Webb Harrison, age 62, of the Roaring Creek Community, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, at the Brian Center Health & Rehab in Spruce Pine.