Miscellaneous Ashe County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Pearl Shepherd
West Jefferson
Feb. 12, 1916
June 19, 2000

Pearl McNeill Shepherd, 84, was remembered at funeral services held June 20 at Old Fields Baptist Church. Rev. Jack Miller and Rev. Bill Burchett officiated. Burial followed in the church cemetery.   Mrs. Shepherd was born in Ashe County to Bob McNeill and Laura Blackburn McNeill. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Charles Thomas Shepherd.   She is survived by a son, Bob Shepherd, Asheville; four daughters, JoAnn Watson, Winston-Salem, Pat Colson, Fayetteville, Donna Hodges, Fleetwood, and Sue Stringer, Morganton; a sister, Jo Colvard, Wilkesboro; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Boone Family Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Paul Rash
West Jefferson
Oct. 13, 1910
June 25, 2000

Paul Clinton Rash, 89, will be remembered at funeral services on June 28 at Buffalo Baptist Church. Rev. Dean Watson, Rev. Ray Ham and Rev. Doyle Holder will officiate. Burial will follow in the Lewis Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 p.m. at Boone Family Funeral Home Chapel.  Mr. Rash was born in Ashe County to Nathan Rash and Molly Lewis Rash. He was a self-employed auto mechanic. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Irene Harless Rash.  He is survived by four sons, Ivan Rash, Mebane, Texas, Malcolm Rash, Salisbury, Phillip Rash, Locust, and Jonney Rash, West Cliffe, Colo.; a daughter, Juanita Legros, West Jefferson; three brothers, Ila Rash, West Jefferson, Ford Rash, Wilkesboro, and Ned Rash, Statesville; a sister, Hazel Rash, Baltimore, Md.; 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.   Memorials may be made to Buffalo Baptist Church, c/o Kim Harless, 218 Beaver Drive, West Jefferson, NC 28694.   Boone Family Funeral Home of West Jefferson was in charge of the arrangements.

Warren Carpenter
Edgewood, Md.
April 15, 1934
June 22, 2000

Warren Carpenter, 66, formerly of Ashe County, was remembered at funeral services held June 26 at Boone Family Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Larry Shepherd and Rev. Earl Barker officiated. Burial followed in the Carpenter Family Cemetery.   Mr. Carpenter was born in Ashe County to Hannie Vinton Carpenter and Edna Ham Carpenter. He was preceded in death by his father, Hannie Carpenter.   He is survived by his mother, Edna Ham Carpenter, Pfafftown; two brothers, Roger Carpenter, Bel Air, Md., and Donald W. Carpenter, Dover, Pa.; three sisters, Mary Lou Tucker, East Bend, Nellie Jo Stamey, Pfafftown, and Willa Mae Wood, Tobaccaville; and several nieces and nephews.  Boone Family Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Elizabeth Hensley
West Jefferson
April 24, 1915
June 6, 2000

Elizabeth Doggett Hensley was remembered at funeral services held June 8 at West Jefferson United Methodist Church. Rev. Hayward Morrison and Rev. Skipper Watwood officiated. Burial followed in the West Jefferson City Cemetery.   Mrs. Hensley was born in Bristol, Va. to George Doggett and Bennie Carlton Doggett. She was a postmaster for the United States Postal Service. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, James Hensley.   She is survived by several nieces and nephews.   Memorials may be made to West Jefferson United Methodist Church, PO Box 826, West Jefferson, NC 28694 or to the Hospice of Ashe, PO Box 421, Jefferson, NC 28640.  Boone Family Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Ruth Holman Prince
Shady Springs, W.Va.
May 26, 1919
June 20, 2000

Virginia “Ruth” Holman Prince, 81, was remembered at funeral services held June 23 at Laurel Knob Baptist Church. Rev. Joe Pizzino and Rev. Jim Rash officiated. Burial followed in the Holman Family Cemetery.   Mrs. Prince was born in Todd to George Holman and Mary McCorkele Greer Holman. She was a homemaker. She married John Edgar Prince Sr. on May 6, 1938. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.   She is survived by a son, John Edgar Prince Jr., Port St. Lucie, Fla.; three daughters, Margarie Schelling and Sandra Walsh, both of Georgetown, S.C., and Debbie Hackey, Trinity; two brothers, Greer Holman, West Jefferson, and Jess Holman, Todd; three sisters, Deane Wilcox and Mossie Davis, both of Todd, and Mary Barr, West Jefferson; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.   Mrs. Prince will be sadly missed by her children, family and friends.  Boone Family Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Fay Emigene Osborne
Jefferson
May 25, 1928
June 22, 2000

Fay Emigene Osborne, 72, was remembered at funeral services held June 24 at Badger Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Bill Ballou officiated. Burial followed in the Scott-Blevins Cemetery.   Mrs. Osborne was born in Ashe County.  She is survived by one son, Andy Osborne, better known as An Vo, Greensboro; one brother, Earl Pendergrass, Jefferson; and several nieces.   Badger Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Paul William Donnelly
Salisbury
April 25, 1906
June 21, 2000

Paul William Donnelly, 94, was remembered at funeral services held June 24 at First United Methodist Church. Rev. Thomas Griffis, minister, officiated. Entombment was held at Rowan Memorial Park Mausoleum prior to the service.  Mr. Donnelly was born in Ashe County to the late Flora Vesta Latham Donnelly and Gustavus Milton Donnelly. He was a graduate of West Jefferson High School, class of 1925. He attended Appalachian University from 1925-27 and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 1932. He was a teacher in Davie, Rowan and Davidson Counties for 43 years, retiring in 1973. He also coached high school baseball and basketball and for 30 years he sold encyclopedias. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Salisbury, the Golden Rule Sunday School Class, a Mason and a member of Retired Teachers Association. Because of his love for music, he played the piano for various Rowan County Senior and civic groups. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucile Martin Donnelly, on May 1, 1996.   He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Richard Ziglar, Raleigh; one brother-in-law, Walter Martin, Mocksville; one sister, Mary D. Roland, Raleigh; and a granddaughter, Carrie Donnelly Ziglar, Raleigh.   Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 217 S. Church St., Salisbury, NC 28144 or to Sutherland United Methodist Church, c/o Rev. Ann Tarleton, PO Box 63, Creston, NC 28615.   Summersett Funeral Home Inc. of Salisbury was in charge of the arrangements.

Joseph Tatum Brown Sr.
Todd
Dec. 4, 1912
June 22, 2000

Joseph Tatum Brown Sr., 87, was remembered at funeral services held June 23 at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel in Boone. Rev. Kershaw Getty and Rev. J.D. Walton officiated. Burial followed in Mount Lawn Memorial Park and Gardens in Boone.  Mr. Brown was born in the Brownwood community of Ashe County to the late Roby Bartlett and Bertie Tatum Brown. He was a retired farmer and had served on the Ashe County A.S.C.S. Committee for 20 years. He was a member and former deacon of Liberty Grove Baptist Church in Todd. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lucille Krider Brown; and his second wife, Christene Bare Krider Brown.  He is survived by one daughter, Jane Miller and husband, Kermit, Deep Gap; one son, Joe T. Brown and wife, Martha, Todd; two grandsons, Timothy Miller, Deep Gap, and Jody Brown and wife, Wendy, West Jefferson; two granddaughters, Alice Brown Greer and husband, Wallace, Wilkesboro, and Susan Miller, Deep Gap; one great-granddaughter, Emiline Greer, Wilkesboro; three stepsons, Keith Krider and wife, Sharon, Harmony; Jerry Krider and wife, Karen, Union Grove, and Mark Krider, Todd; and one step-grandson, Ryan Krider, Boone.   Memorials may be made to Liberty Grove Baptist Church, PO Box 400, Deep Gap, NC 28618.   Barney Hampton Funeral Service of Boone was in charge of the arrangements.

Charlotte Bare
Lansing
March 11, 1941
June 23, 2000

Charlotte Bare, 59, was remembered at funeral services held June 25 at Badger Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Bill Ballou and Rev. Lloyd Day officiated. Burial followed in the Barker-McNeil Cemetery.  Mrs. Bare was born in Ashe County to Garfield and George Annie Hoosier McNeil.   She is survived by her husband, William Wade Bare; one son, William Mark Bare, Lansing; four brothers, Sanford McNeil, Monroe, Garvin McNeil, Jefferson, and Robert and Bernard McNeil, both of Lansing; and two sisters, Lenore Elliott and Sharon Walton, West Jefferson.    Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 96911, Washington, DC 20090-6911.   Badger Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

R.D. Wood
Mountain City, Tenn.
Died: Aug. 4, 2000

R.D. Wood, 58, was remembered at funeral services held Aug. 6 at Big Laurel Christian Union Church. Mr. Darrel Graybeal, minister, and Rev. Frank Woods officiated. Entombment followed in the Mausoleum of Love at Sunset Memorial Park in Mountain City, Tenn. Pallbearers were Wayne Vanover, Paul Payne, Jim Hoosier, Carl Farmer, Jerry Hoosier and Bob Hoosier. Honorary pallbearers were D.C. Pierce and Wallace Lewis.  Mr. Wood was a native of Ashe County, but had made his home in Johnson County, Tenn. most of his life. He was a son of the late Charlie and Callie Mayberry Wood and was preceded in death by three brothers. He was formerly an employee at the Timberland Shoe Company and was a member of the Big Laurel Christian Union Church.  He is survived by his wife, Helen V. Wood, Mountain City, Tenn.; one son, Charlie Ray and wife, Shannon Wood, Mountain City, Tenn.; three sisters, Dola Sapp, Freeze, Va., and Dorlene Wood and Iva Lee Hoosier, both of Creston; one granddaughter, Makayla Wood, Mountain City, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews.  Condolences may be made to the family via e-mail at percyhux@preferred.com.  Percy-Hux Funeral Home of Mountain City, Tenn. was in charge of the arrangements.

Bernard Childress
Lansing
April 27, 1928
Aug. 4, 2000

James Bernard Childress Sr., 72, was remembered at funeral services held Aug. 6 at Phoenix Baptist Church. Rev. Dayton Roten and Rev. Ken Morris officiated. Burial followed in the Ashelawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery.  Mr. Childress was born in Ashe County to Thomas Earl Childress and Cora Wiles Childress. He worked for Thomasville Furniture.  He is survived by his wife, Deane Pierce Childress; two sons, Jim Childress Jr., Jefferson and Mickey Childress, Lansing; a daughter, Bernadine Houck, West Jefferson; a brother, Wayne Childress, Maryland; two sisters, Hazel Porter, Appleton, Md., and Faith Staley, Wilkesboro; two grandchildren, Heather Campbell and Christopher Poe; and several nieces and nephews.  Memorials may be made to Phoenix Baptist Church Building Fund.  Boone Family Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Willard Ray Carico
Laurel Springs
April 8, 1926
Aug. 6, 2000

Willard Ray Carico, 74, was remembered at funeral services held Aug. 8 at Badger Funeral Home Chapel in West Jefferson. Rev. Reeves Jones, Rev. Dean Shepherd and Rev. J.D. Walton officiated. Burial followed in the Double Springs Cemetery in Laurel Springs.  Mr. Carico was born in Ashe County to Robert and Eller Phillips Carico. He was married to the late Ruth Johnson Carico.  He is survived by a son, Danny Carico, Sparta; one daughter, Sara Blevins, Sparta; one sister, Pauline May Myers, North Wilkesboro; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Badger Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Ollie Black
Peachland
Feb. 12, 1930
Sept. 27, 2000
Ollie Pauline (Polly) Jameson Kiker Black, 70, was remembered at funeral services held Oct. 1 at Deep Springs Baptist Church, of which she was a member. Rev. Ken Forrester and Rev. Rex Burleson officiated. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Bruce Black, Travis Black, Larry King, Dan Clay, Sonny Carpenter and Wayne Kiker. Cody T. Kiker was honorary pallbearer.  Mrs. Black was born in Chester County, Pa. to the late Paul Mason and Goldie Elizabeth Carson Jameson. She was retired from Cook and Boardman Company of Charlotte, where she worked as a bookkeeper for a number of years. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Oscar (Wick) Black Sr. of Midland., who died in January of 1991.  She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Thomas F. (Tom) Kiker and Carolyn, Peachland; one step-son and daughter-in-law, William O. (Bill) Black Jr. and Kay, Midland; three grandsons, Cody T. Kiker, Peachland, Travis Black, Midland, and Bruce Black and wife, Allison, Creedmore.  Memorials may be made to Masonic Home for Children at Oxford, c/o Kilwinning Masonic Lodge #64, PO Box 777, Wadesboro, NC 28170; or to Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 125 Cottage Place, Charlotte, NC 28202.  Leavitt Funeral Home of Wadesboro was in charge of the arrangements.

Frank Baker
West Jefferson
Sept. 29, 1935
Sept. 26, 2000

Frank Baker, 64, was remembered at funeral services held Sept. 29 at Boone Family Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Ted Reynolds officiated. Burial followed in the Obids Country Church Cemetery.  Mr. Baker was born in Ashe County to Everette Baker and Rae Severt Baker. He was a dairy farmer.  He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Vinson Baker of the home; a son, Matthew Franklin Baker of the home.   Memorials may be made to Calvary Freewill Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 185, Glendale Springs, NC 28629.  Boone Family Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

John Randal Johnston
Laurinburg
March 24, 1947
Sept. 26, 2000

John Randal Johnston, 53, formerly of Ashe County, was remembered at memorial services held Sept. 30 at Blue Ridge Baptist Church. Rev. Ken Pardue officiated.  Mr. Johnston was born in Ashe County to Richard and Ruth Craft Johnston.  He is survived by one daughter, Amy Clark, Jacksonville, Fla.; one son, Randy Johnston, Greenville, S.C.; three brothers, Phillip Johnston, Pittsburg, Pa., Richard Leo Johnston, Kernersville, and David Johnston, Wilkesboro; and one sister, Sandy Rash, Lansing.  Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, Suite 1100, New York, NY 10016.  Badger Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Lela Brooks
Lansing
Dec. 6, 1914
Sept. 25, 2000

Lela Viola Ham Brooks, 85, was remembered at funeral services held Sept. 27 at Boone Family Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Wayne Osborne, Rev. Lonnie Jones and Rev. David Testerman officiated. Burial followed in the Howell-Hill Cemetery.  Mrs. Brooks was born in Ashe County to Wesley Ham and Cindy Denny Ham. She worked at Sprague Electric Company in Lansing. She was preceded in death by her husband, Author Glenn Brooks.  She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Dorothy Brooks, Lansing; two granddaughters, Captain Sandra Kay Brooks, Middleton, Tenn., and Linda Badger, Jefferson; a great-granddaughter, Canzada Badger, Jefferson; two sisters, Rose Blevins, Warrensville, and Beulah Howell, Jefferson; and several nieces and nephews.  Boone Family Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Vergie Taylor
Jefferson
Feb. 14, 1941
Sept. 27, 2000

Vergie Belle Dancy Taylor, 59, was remembered at funeral services held Sept. 30 at Boone Family Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Roger Blevins and Rev. Bruce Roten officiated. Burial followed in the Taylor Family Cemetery.  Mrs. Taylor was born in Ashe County to Millard Dancy and Hester Cleary Dancy. She owned her family business, J.T. Furniture in West Jefferson. She was a member of Faith Chapel Church of Deep Gap. She was preceded in death by her father, Millard Dancy; and two brothers, Sam and Ray Dancy.  She is survived by her husband, Jones Allen Taylor of the home; a son, Michael Taylor, Durham; a daughter, Debra Kingsley, Fort Myers, Fla.; her mother, Hester Dancy, West Jefferson; five brothers, Roy Dancy, Elbert Dancy, Robert Dancy and Bill Dancy, all of West Jefferson, and Dale Dancy, Livingston, Tenn.; three sisters, Myrtle Shatley, West Jefferson, Mae Hash, Mouth of Wilson, Va., and Linda Weaver, Hudson; two grandchildren, Jason and Carrie Kingsley; special friends, Marie Miller, Glendale Springs, Betty Severt, West Jefferson, Gail and Juanita Roark, Jefferson, and Karen Gallimore, Hillsville, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.  Boone Family Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Bonnie Blevins Lambert
Jefferson
Aug. 21, 1921
Sept. 26, 2000

Bonnie Blevins Lambert, 79, was remembered at funeral services held Sept. 29 at Badger Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Bill Ballou and Rev. John Leek officiated.  Mrs. Lambert was born to Dent and Nola Blevins.  She is survived by her husband, Earnest Lambert; four daughters, Dorothy Saunders, Jefferson, Janet Bowers, High Point, Elaine Miles, Winston-Salem, and Kathy Idol, Deep Gap; one sister, Mable Testerman, West Virginia; and 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.  Badger Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

James Lail
Todd
Sept. 12, 1908
Sept. 27, 2000

James Ottis Lail, 92, better known as “Dave,” of the Laurel Knob Community, was remembered at funeral services held Sept. 29 at Boone Family Funeral Home Chapel. Priscilla Walker and Kerry Krider officiated. Burial followed in the Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery.  Mr. Lail was born in Catawba County to William Lail and Sarah Jane Miller Lail. He was a brick mason. He was preceded in death by a son, James Garland Lail.  He is survived by his wife, Ardna Howell Lail of the home; a son, Gilbert Lail, Charlotte; two daughters, Linda Spillane and Sarah Greene, both of Todd; two half-brothers, Wade Lail and Woodrow Lail, both of Conover; two sisters, Henrietta Mallett, Jacksonville, Fla., and Blanche Seabock, Hickory; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Boone Family Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Rev. Roscoe Greene
Lenoir
Oct. 23, 1913
Dec. 7, 2000
Rev. Roscoe Daniel Greene, 87, was remembered at funeral services held Dec. 10 at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel in Boone. Rev. Edd Warren, Rev. Vance Triplett, Rev. David Testerman and Rev. James Hamby officiated. Burial followed in Mount Paron Baptist Church Cemetery in Deep Gap.  Rev. Greene was born in the Stony Fork community of Watauga County to the late Jerome and Chanie Eller Greene. He was a retired Baptist minister, having served as pastor of churches in Watauga, Avery, Caldwell and Mitchell counties for 58 years. He was in charge of the “Morning Star” Sunday morning program on radio station WATA in Boone for 42 years. He was a member of Mount Paron Baptist Church in Deep Gap. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Church Greene; two sons, Hayes Greene and Lewis Greene; three brothers; and one sister.  He is survived by nine daughters, Wanda Greene and husband, Rayvon, Anna Robbins and husband, Bill, Betty Curtis and husband, Clarence, Phyllis Hamby and husband, Dan, Patsy Greene and husband, Bill, and Martha Greene, all of Lenoir, Stella Gragg and husband, Gene, Collettsville, Nina Reed and husband, Glenn, Newland, and Judy Braswell and husband, Sam, Atlanta, Ga.; five sons, Vandale Greene and wife, Irene, Jim Greene and wife, Nelda, Bill Greene and wife, Charlotte, Jeff Greene and wife, Dee, all of Lenoir, and Buford Greene and wife, Dot, Detroit, Mich.; two brothers, Paul Greene, Fleetwood, and Midas Greene, Montrose, Va.; three sisters, Virgie Lovejoy and Alma Hamby, both of Lenoir, and Bertha Shirley, Deep Gap; 39 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren and 23 great-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.   Memorials may be made to Charity Baptist Missions, PO Box 692, Bristol, TN 37621, for missionary Nathan Reed.   Hampton Funeral Service of Boone was in charge of the arrangements.

Nera Waddell Duvall
Grassy Creek
April 11, 1914
Dec. 8, 2000

Nera Waddell Duvall, 86, was remembered at funeral services held Dec. 11 at Greenwood Methodist Church. Rev. Ken Riggins and Rev. Peter Parish officiated. Burial followed in the Duvall Family Cemetery.  Mrs. Duvall was born in Ashe County to Eugene and Maude Perkins Waddell.
She is survived by two sons, William Melvin Duvall, Indian Harbour Beach, Fla., and Rev. Philip Duvall, Troutdale, Va.; one daughter, Linda Dawn Davis, Aberdeen; four sisters, Zenna Halsey, Grassy Creek, Reka Shoemake, Boone, Alta Hall, Independence, Va., and Daphne Smith, Charleston, S.C.; two brothers, Roger Waddell, Street, Md., and Horace Waddell, Grassy Creek; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Memorials may be made to Greenwood Methodist Church, 1326 Joe Thomas Rd., Grassy Creek, NC 28631.
Badger Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Chris Scott
Todd
March 19, 1951
Dec. 4, 2000

David Christopher Scott, 49, was remembered at memorial services held Dec. 7 at Boone Family Funeral Home. Rev. Michael Grubb and Rev. Priscilla Walker officiated.  Mr. Scott was born in Ashe County to Joseph Howard Scott and Ruth Wilcox Scott. He was a timber logger. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Howard Scott.  He is survived by his wife, Doris Tucker Scott of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, April S. Huffman and Teddy Ray Huffman Jr., Crumpler; his mother and step-father, Ruth Wilcox Scott and Mack Scott, Todd; a brother, J.D. Scott, Jefferson; a step-sister, Madeline Fair, Cincinnati, Ohio; a granddaughter, Shanna Lynn Huffman; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Shanna Lynn Huffman Trust Fund, c/o April Huffman, 324 Lucy Bell Road, Crumpler, NC 28617.  Boone Family Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Richard Moore
Sun City, Ariz.
Aug. 19, 1934
Dec. 2, 2000

Richard Moore, better known as “Dick,” was remembered at memorial services held Dec. 6 in Sun City, Ariz. Graveside services will be held at Lewis Cemetery at a later date. Rev. Bruce Roten will be officiating.  Mr. Moore was born in Columbus, Ohio. After working for American Electric Power (AEP) for 35 years in Ohio, he relocated to Sun City, Ariz. in 1984 for health reasons.  He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Gladys Kemp Moore.  Memorials may be made to The Lewis Cemetery, c/o Jerry Kemp, 381 Kemp-Lewis Circle, West Jefferson, NC 28694.  Boone Family Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Albert John Treva
West Jefferson
April 4, 1943
Dec. 6, 2000

Albert John Treva, 57, was remembered at memorial services held Dec. 9 at his home, 265 Laurel Lane in West Jefferson. Rev. Gary Shelton officiated.  Mr. Treva was born in Torrington, Conn.  He is survived by his wife, Jane Hohensee Treva; two sons, John and wife, Sandra, and Matthew and wife, Jennifer, all of West Jefferson; two daughters, Kimberly Hopkins and husband, Tim, and Kristen Philbeck and husband, Jason, all of West Jefferson; one sister, Theresa Lomento, Litchfield, Conn.; nine grandchildren, Ricky, Jessica and Emaleigh Treva, Matthew Cory Treva, Corynn, Chad and Abigail Hopkins and Meredith and Aaron Philbeck; one niece, Cathy Binkowski, Litchfield, Conn.; and his mother-in-law, Janet M. Hohensee, West Jefferson.   Memorials may be made in Memory of Albert Treva and In Honor of Emaleigh Treva to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Office of Development, Medical Center Blvd., Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1021.  Badger Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Herbert DeMuth
Jefferson
March 2, 1915
Dec. 3, 2000

Herbert McCreery DeMuth, of Peak Creek Township, was remembered at memorial services held Dec. 5 at Mount Jefferson Presbyterian Church in West Jefferson. Rev. Kermit Dancy and Mr. Stephen DeMuth officiated. Committal Services followed at Ashelawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum of Prayer in Jefferson.  Mr. DeMuth was born in Gnadenhutten, Ohio to Wilbur Orthello and Alice Wood DeMuth. He was preceded in death by a beloved daughter-in-law, Dianne DeMuth. He received his BS and BS in Ed. Degrees from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio and his MS from Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.  He taught mathematics and the sciences for 35 years in South Salem, Medina, and Berea, Ohio during which time he served as assistant principal and Science Department chairman and was involved in the development of numerous educational innovations. He was a Martha Holden Jennings Scholar and five times a NDEA Fellow. He was an active member of the Medina United Church of Christ Congregational, various educational associations, the Boy Scouts of America, and Kiwanis.  For 23 years he was treasurer and member of the Medina County Fair Board. He served as clerk and member of Montville Township Board of Trustees. He served on the commission that developed a charter for the city of Medina.  When the Demuths retired in 1980, they moved to Jefferson where Herbert continued to be active as a deacon and member in the choir of the Mount Jefferson Presbyterian Church. He was treasurer and member of the Friends of the Library, a driver for Meals on Wheels, a member of Peak Creek Ruritan, a Kiwanian and a part of a study group known as the Blue Ridge University. He was proud of his family and loved them all dearly.  He is survived by his wife, Orleta M.; two sons, Stephen Herbert and Robert Lynn; one daughter, Phyllis DeMuth Movius; grandchildren, Christine and Scott Pilger, Stephen DeMuth Jr., Susan Brown, Michael DeMuth, Janice DeMuth and Jim Movius; great-grandson, Brandon Pilger; and many precious friends.
Memorial may be made to the Ashe Memorial Hospital Foundation Endowment, 200 Hospital Drive, Jefferson, NC 28640.  E-condolences may be sent to the DeMuth family at ashelawn@fastransit.net.  Ashelawn Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.


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