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 Obituaries    August 28, 2014 

Reba Elizabeth Painter Blankenship

Reba Elizabeth Painter Blankenship, 83, of Penrose, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. As a member of Little River Baptist Church, she taught Sunday school and was a dedicated friend to the congregation. Survivors include her son, Tom Blankenship,...

 
 Obituaries    August 28, 2014 

Noah Carson Miller Jr.

Noah Carson Miller Jr., 82, passed away Aug. 21, 2014, at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, Md. Born Dec. 7, 1931, in Brevard, he was the son of Noah Carson Miller, Sr., and Annie Dorothy Youn...

 
 Obituaries    August 28, 2014 

Straley Howard "Boots" Morris

Straley Howard “Boots” Morris, 97, of Etowah, passed away Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. He was born in McDowell County to the late James and Lula Moore Morris. In addition to his parents, seven sisters and two brothers also preceded him in death. He was...

 
 Obituaries    August 28, 2014 

Joan Washburn Parsons

Joan Washburn Parsons, 80, died Aug. 23, 2014, of complications from COPD. Although she spent most of her adult life living in North Carolina, she died in Northport, Ala., where she had been living with and near her daughter. Raised in Decatur, Ga....

 
 Obituaries    August 28, 2014 

Frances Ann Shook

Frances Ann Shook, 58, of Cedar Mountain, died Aug. 9, 2014. She was born in Jupiter, Florida to Kathleen Golden Ball and the late Cecil Francis Ball. She is survived by her husband, Hal Ted Shook; sons, Travis and wife, Jennifer Shook, and Caleb...

 
 Obituaries    August 28, 2014 

Lucy Mae Owen Singleton

Lucy Mae Owen Singleton, 85, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, which would have been her and her late husband’s 67th wedding anniversary. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Sam and Judy Galloway Owen,...

 
 Obituaries    August 25, 2014

George William Greenwood

George William Greenwood, 80, passed away at his home Aug. 20, 2014. His family and friends were by his side when he went to be with the Lord. Born Oct. 19, 1933, in Zirconia, N.C., he was raised in...

 
 Obituaries    August 25, 2014

Bobbie Carolyn Hubbard

Bobbie Carolyn Hubbard, 71, of Brevard, passed away Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Robert Bates and the late Essie Rollins Bates Good. A member of East Fork Baptist Church, she was a woman of strong faith that loved her...

 
 Obituaries    August 25, 2014

Kenneth Charles Riley

Kenneth Charles Riley, 88, of Brevard, passed away at The Oaks of Brevard, Aug. 12, 2014. He was born Dec. 25, 1925, in Wausaukee Wis. to the late James P. Riley and Ruth Bandy Riley. In addition to his parents, his wife, Agnes Mae McKinney Riley,...

 
 Obituaries    August 25, 2014

Straley Howard "Boots" Morris

Straley Howard “Boots” Morris, 97, of Etowah, passed away Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. He was born in McDowell County to the late James and Lula Moore Morris. In addition to his parents, seven sisters and two brothers also preceded him in death. He...

 
 Obituaries    August 21, 2014

JoAnn Pace Bryson

JoAnn Pace Bryson, 66, of Brevard, passed away peacefully Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, after a brief, courageous battle with metastatic melanoma. Born June 1, 1948, to the late Brown Pace and Dorothy Stat...

 
 Obituaries    August 21, 2014

Mary Jane Owen

Mary Jane Owen, 87, of Tuckasegee, N.C., passed away Aug. 17, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Harrison and Rosie Hoxit Owen. In addition to her parents, her husband of 64 years, Wayne Owen; sons, Randall and Jimmy Owen, and a daughter,...

 
 Obituaries    August 21, 2014

Deborah "Debbie" E. Rutledge

Deborah “Debbie” E. Rutledge, 58, of Rosman, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, following a brief illness. Her father, Robert Thomas, and son, Bobby Rutledge, preceded her in death. She is survived by her mother, Mabel Kimbrell; son, James Rutledge;...

 
 Obituaries    August 21, 2014

Kristen Marie Andresen Simmons

Kristen Simmons, 40, passed away peacefully Aug. 18, 2014, at Four Seasons Hospice with her husband Samuel and parents close by. Born Dec. 25, 1973, in Elgin, Ill., she graduated from high school in W...

 
 Obituaries    August 21, 2014

George William Greenwood

George William Greenwood, 80, passed away at his home Aug. 20, 2014. His family and friends were by his side when he went to be with the Lord. Born Oct. 19, 1933, in Zirconia, N.C., he was raised in...

 
 Obituaries    August 18, 2014

Elizabeth Robertson Muir Hewitt

Elizabeth Robertson Muir Hewitt, 82, of Penrose, passed away Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. She was the daughter of the late John and Robina Robertson Muir. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Eaton Hewitt; a...

 
 Obituaries    August 18, 2014

Rev. Dr. Eugene Cavis McDowell

There are no words to express our senses of sadness and loss as we announce the passing of Gene McDowell. He peacefully passed away at his home, surrounded by loved ones, in Nantucket, Mass. Aug. 12,...

 
 Obituaries    August 18, 2014

Mary Louise Pappas

Mary Louise Pappas, 84, passed away Aug. 14, 2014, at The Oaks of Brevard. She was the daughter of the late Charles W. and Edna L. Mahoney. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by...

 
 Obituaries    August 18, 2014

Angela Reneé Sitton Scott

Angela Reneé Sitton Scott, 43, Of Balsam Grove, passed away Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Marie Hoxit Sitton. She was a member...

 
 Obituaries    August 18, 2014

Frank Allen Swangim

Frank Allen Swangim passed away Aug. 17, 2014. A native of Transylvania County, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and hiking. He was preceded in death by his parents, Doll and Nelly Swangim; three sisters, Nannie Swangim, Opel Peebles, and Frances Ashe,...

 
 Obituaries    August 18, 2014

JoAnn Pace Bryson

JoAnn Pace Bryson, 66, of Brevard, passed away peacefully Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, after a brief, courageous battle with Metastatic Melanoma. Born June 1, 1948, to the late Brown Pace and Dorothy...

 
 Obituaries    August 14, 2014

James "Jim" Edward Owen

James "Jim" Edward Owen, 64, of Lake Toxaway, passed away Aug. 7, 2014. A native of Transylvania County, he was born in the family home to the late Vincent Corbin Owen and Elizabeth Lee Owen. He was...

 
 Obituaries    August 14, 2014

Frances Ann Shook

Frances Ann Shook, 58, of Cedar Mountain, died Aug. 11, 2014. She was born in Jupiter, Florida to Kathleen Golden Ball and the late Cecil Francis Ball. She is survived by her husband, Hal Ted Shook; sons, Travis and wife, Jennifer Shook, and Caleb...

 
 Obituaries    August 14, 2014

Norman H. Perreault

Norman H. Perreault, 88, of Brevard, passed away peacefully Aug. 12, 2014. He was born in Pascoag, R.I. Oct. 16, 1925. His parents, Henry and Della Perreault; his stepmother, Ann Steiner; his...

 
 Obituaries    August 14, 2014

Pamela Jean Hawes

Pamela Jean Hawes, 54, of Brevard, passed away Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Zebulon Vance and Sarah Lou Penix Hawes. In addition to her parents, her nephew, Vance Hawes III, also preceded her in death. She graduated from...

 

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