Lois Harmon Church, 84, of Connelly Springs, passed away peacefully Saturday Aug. 10, 2019. Mrs. Church was born July 17, 1935, in Avery County, a daughter of the late Floyd and Blanche McGuire Harmon. She was of the Baptist faith and formally employed as a knitter with Alba-Waldensian and B…

Ann Janelle Ward, age 85, of Newland, NC passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2019 in the Blue Ridge Regional Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Milton and Hazel Greene Hughes. Ann was a member of the Henson Creek Baptist Church and was an avid reader, enjoyed working word puzzles and…

Floyd Ray Bare, age 76, of Newland, NC passed away on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.

Mike Aldridge, age 75, of Newland, NC went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019.

On Wednesday Aug. 14, 2019, Robert Thomas Wise Jr. passed away at the age of 65. Born April 30, 1954, he was the son of the late Tom and Ruth Wise.

Alvin Trivett, age 57, of Elizabethton, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. Alvin was born in Crossnore, NC to the late Leslie Hubert and Lois Ann White Trivett. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one Sister: Lynice Ruth Trivett.

John T. Rouse, age, 79 of Elizabethton passed away Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.

Jack Douglas Cadenhead, 98, of Lincolnton, NC, died peacefully on Aug. 7, 2019, at Blue Ridge Hospital in Spruce Pine while in the arm of his only daughter and caregiver, Cynthia Cadenhead Taylor of Pineola, NC.

A life so beautifully lived deserves to be beautifully remembered. Please join us as we celebrate the life of Marion U. Blue at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, at Crossnore Presbyterian Church. We ask all who attend to wear bright cheerful colors in honor of Marion.

Edna Earle Arnette Townsend, age 80, of Banner Elk, NC passed away on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at Life Care Center of Banner Elk.

George Roland Mullinix, age 81, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. He was born Dec. 17, 1937, in Wake County, and moved to Burke County as a young child being the son of the late Rex Sr. and Goldie Smith Mullinix. He also was preceded in death by his brother Rex Mullinix Jr.

Lila Gail Hughes Vance, age 67, of the Pyatte Community, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, at Edisto Beach. A native of Avery County, she was a daughter of the late Joe and Willie Mae Stanley Hughes. She was also preceded in death by a Son: Thad “Bodie” Vance, who pass…

Ann Ruth Chinault, age 73, of Roan Mountain, Tenn., departed to be with the Lord on the morning of Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019 at Cannon Memorial Hospital in Linville, NC. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, born on Dec. 24, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Otto Matthew Felker and Ruth Simpson…

Sarah Ruth Campbell, born Dec. 3, 1948, left this world to join our Lord and Savior on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019.

On Thursday July 11, 2019, David Clifton Braswell Sr., loving father of four children, passed away at the age of 70.

Samuel Edward Byrd, age 65, of the Three Mile community went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, at his residence.

Sharon Kenneth “Bub” Vance, 92, died Friday evening, Aug. 2, 2019, at his home in Jonesborough, Tenn., surrounded by members of his loving family following a seven-month battle with cancer.

Michael Allen Calloway, age 46, passed away on Monday, July 29, 2019 at his home. A native of Avery County, he was a son of the late Bobby and Martha Benfield Calloway. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Wilmeta Ann Calloway. Michael was a mechanic and enjoyed fishing. He will always…

Hazel Deane Wood Kees, 89, passed away July 14, 2019, at Wyngate Assisted Living in Proctorville, Ohio. She was born on March 16, 1930 in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of the late Elmer Earnest Wood and Onnie Ayers Wood.

Helen Marie Frady Hughes, age 58, of Marion, passed away during the early morning hours of Monday, July 29, 2019, at Memorial Campus of Mission Hospital in Asheville. The daughter of the late Carl Frady and Marie Connor Frady, she was born on Jan. 12, 1961.

Joel Williams, age 60, of Jonas Ridge, NC passed away on Monday, July 29, 2019 at the Jonas Ridge Assisted Living.

Rebecca Lynn Turner DiDato, the wife of James Didato of Bluffton, SC, passed away July 23, 2019, and is now in the palm of the Father’s Hand.

Dorothy Louise Johnson Wiseman, age 77, of Newland, NC passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2019, at the Brian Center Health & Rehabilitation in Spruce Pine, NC.

Rosemary A. Jones, 81, of Gettysburg, Pa., died Friday, July 26, at the home of her daughter. She was the widow of Jimmie Jones who died Sept 23, 2016.

Jack W. Nelson, age 82, of Newland, NC passed away on Friday, July 26, 2019, at his home.

Dople Hodges Rupard, age 81, of Banner Elk, NC passed away on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at her home with her family by her side.

On Thursday, July 11, 2019, David Clifton Braswell Sr., loving father of four children, passed away at the age of 70.

Carlyne Banner Lyerly, 97, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2019, at her Kingston residence.

James Frank Hughes, Sr., age 94, of Linville, NC passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2019, at his home with his family present.

Brenda Newman Scott, age 71, of Newland, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, July 18, 2019 at Cannon Memorial Hospital. A native of Smithfield, NC, Brenda was born on Jan. 6, 1948, to the late Joshua Daniel Newman and Catherine Jordan Newman. She had a brilliant mind and was a wonderful conve…

Betty Ann Cornett Brown, age 80, of Elk Park, NC went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 15, 2019, at Life Care of Banner Elk.

Millicent “Millie” Hedges Carpenter Jackson, age 89, of Little Buck Hill Rd. in Newland, NC, died Monday, July 15, 2019, at Spruce Pine Hospital in Spruce Pine, NC.

Jessie Marie Ollis Staton, age 87, of Cranberry Gap, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 11, 2019, at The Waters of Roan Highlands.

Elbert Stamey, age 72, of N.C. Hwy. 183 South in Newland, the Linville Falls community, died Saturday, July 13, 2019, at his home.

Glenn Wendell McGuire, age 78, of Beech Mountain, North Carolina passed away on Friday, July 12, 2019, at Johnson City Medical Center in Johnson City, Tenn.

John Henry Holtsclaw, 79, of Hampton, Tenn. passed away Monday, July 8, 2019, in the Life Care Center of Elizabethton.

Joyce Warriner, age 90, of Pineola, NC passed away on Monday, July 8, 2019 at her home.

Larry William Townson, age 65, of Roan Mountain, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 from his residence.

Rondia Kaye White, age 65, of Newland, NC passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2019, at her home.

Rex Clark of the Warsaw Community died Saturday, July 6, 2019, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Wilmington, NC.

Shirley Garland, age 59, of Jonas Ridge went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 7, 2019, at Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Avery County, she was a daughter of the late Roy and Sandra Barrier. She was preceded in death by two Brothers: Dennis and Michael Barrier. Shirley was a…

Jada Eng Daniels, age 46, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 5, 2019, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She is preceded in death by her paternal and maternal Grandparents: Larry and Helen Eng, and Ramey and Essie Beam. Jada was a devoted lover of Christ, wife, and mothe…

Dennis (Dink) Lee Harmon Jr., age 48, of Altamont, NC passed away on Friday, July 5, 2019 at Cannon Memorial Hospital in Linville, NC.

Ray Turbyfill, age 73, of Roan Mountain, Tenn., passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2019, at the Johnson City Medical Center. Ray was born in Avery County, NC to the late Clifford Ben Turbyfill and Florence Jack Johnson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant Brother:…

Thomas Harold Bledsoe Jr., age 72, of Newland, NC passed away on Monday, July 1, 2019, at his home in Newland, NC.

Janis Pittman Griffith, age 76, of Wildwood Lane in Spruce Pine, died Monday, July 1, 2019 at her home.

Jack Coffey, age 87, of Linville Falls, NC passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at Life Care Center of Banner Elk, NC.

Sandra Taylor Harris, age 61 of Newland, NC passed away Saturday, June 29, 2019, at her home.