Miscellaneous Ashe County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Chessie Brooks Powers
Lansing
June 15, 1908
Sept. 3, 2000 
Chessie Brooks Powers, 92, was remembered at funeral services held Sept. 6 at Tuckerdale Baptist Church. Rev. Larry Powers and Rev. Lloyd Day officiated. Burial followed in the Howell Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Powers was born in Ashe County to Granville Brooks and Virginia Eller Brooks. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, Blaine J. Powers of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Bernice and Denver Johnson, Lansing; and a granddaughter, Melinda Johnson, Lansing.

Boone Family Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Roy William Humphrey
Creston
July 14, 1909
Sept. 7, 2000

Roy William Humphrey, 91, was remembered at funeral services held Sept. 12, at the Three Forks Baptist Church in Creston. Rev. Julian Owen, Rev. Lloyd Day and Rev. Chris Goodman officiated. Burial followed in the Humphrey Family Cemetery in Creston.

Mr. Humphrey was born in Ashe County to the late Granville and Cora Alice Goss Humphrey. He was a retired farmer.

He is survived by his wife, Trula Price Humphrey; three sons, Don Humphrey, Klamath Falls, Ore., Ray Humphrey, Citrus Springs, Fla., and Sanford Humphrey, Mountain City, Tenn.; one sister, Grace Singleton, Abingdon, Va.; one step-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at www.funeral-plans.com or ashelawn@fastransit.net.

Beatrice Adams Sawyer
West Jefferson
April 4, 1927
Sept. 9, 2000

Beatrice Adams Sawyer, 73, was remembered at funeral services held Sept. 15 at Ashelawn Memorial Chapel in Jefferson. Rev. Reeves Jones and Elder James McNeill officiated. Burial followed in Ashelawn Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Sawyer was born in Liberty, Ky., to the late Dexter and Ola May Adams. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and was preceded in death by a son, Earl Miller.

She is survived by her husband, Joseph Sawyer; two sons, Arnold Miller, Peach Bottom, Pa., and Michael Sawyer, Quarryville, Pa.; four daughters, Janet Leonard, Hendersonville, Shirley Asbury, Mechanicsburg, Pa., Myra Dunwoody, Lancaster, Pa., and Tracy Miller, West Jefferson; two sisters, Helen Hatfield, Columbia, Ky., and Faye Robinson, Lancaster, SC; one brother, Carl Adams, Peach Bottom, Pa.; 19 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.funeral-plans.com/ashelawn or at ashelawn@fastransit.net.

R.H. Stanley
Creston
Aug. 18, 1923
Sept. 4, 2000

R.H. Stanley, 77, was remembered at funeral services held Sept. 7 at Big Laurel Church of Christ in Christian Union. Rev. Jimmy Williams and Rev. Darrell Graybeal officiated. Burial followed in the Stanley Family Cemetery.

Mr. Stanley was born in Ashe County to Abram Stanley and Alberta Neaves Stanley. He was a school bus driver for 46 years for the Ashe County School System.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Daugherty Stanley of the home; a son, Roger Stanley, Mountain City, Tenn.; a daughter, Peggy Campbell, Creston; a sister, Pearl Woods, Creston; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and one niece and several nephews.

Boone Family Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Dayton Gale Pennington
West Jefferson
Dec. 20, 1925
Sept. 9, 2000

Dayton Gale Pennington, 74, was remembered at funeral services held Sept. 11 at Mt. Jefferson Presbyterian Church. Rev. Kermit Dancy officiated. Military graveside services followed in the West Jefferson Cemetery.

Mr. Pennington was born in Ashe County to Grover Cleveland and Flossie Blevins Pennington. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army in World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Bernice Hartsog Pennington; two sons, Duane Pennington, West Jefferson, and Clay Pennington, Asheville; one daughter, Karen Cooper, Warrensville; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Mt. Jefferson Presbyterian Church, 201 South Jefferson Ave., West Jefferson, NC 28694.

Badger Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Douglas F. Powers
Charlotte
Died: Aug. 21, 2000

Douglas F. Powers, M.D., 79, was remembered at privately held funeral services.

Dr. Powers spent most of his professional life serving the needs of troubled and disadvantaged children. Until his retirement, he was a distinguished professor of human development at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Dr. Powers, a child and adolescent psychiatrist, was director of the Virginia Treatment Center for Children in Richmond and chairman of Child Psychiatry at the Medical College of Virginia and previously at Vandervilt University. He also served as director of the Bristol, Virginia-Tennessee Mental Health Clinic.

Dr. Powers was the son of the late John Quincy Powers and Mamie Osborne Powers of Grayson County, Va. He was a graduate of Tennessee Technological University and Baylor University College of Medicine. He completed his internship at Vanderbilt University and residencies in psychiatry at the University of Virginia and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

During World War II he served as a medical corpsman at Brooke Army Hospital and later as a major in the U.S. Air Force at Tachikawa, Japan. Before entering the practice of child psychiatry he was a general practitioner in Ashe County.

He was a diplomat of the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry and a life fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He authored, edited or contributed to numerous professional publications. His other interests included writing poetry, especially about children, woodblock print making, for which he was widely recognized and American literature. As a young man, he worked briefly as a secretary for Sherwood Anderson. He attended many literary conferences dealing with the writings of William Faulkner and Flannery O’Connor. During his tenure at UNC-Charlotte, Powers, a lifelong student, earned master’s degrees in education, human development and English literature.

He is survived by his wife, Anne T. Powers; daughter, Anne D. Powers, Carborro; two sons, John F. Powers, San Francisco, Calif., and Thomas S. Powers, Williamstown, Mass.; a sister, Irene P. Blevins, Maryville, Tenn.; and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Presbyterian Home Care Hospice, 217 Travis Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204 or Presbyterian Hospital Foundation, Harris Hospice Unit, PO Box 33549, Charlotte, NC 28233.

Harry & Bryant Company was in charge of the arrangements.

Charles Glenn
Creston
Feb. 4, 1978
Sept. 14, 2000 
Charles Glenn, 22 was remembered at funeral services held Sept. 17 at Sutherland Baptist Church. Rev. John Shelton officiated. Burial followed in the Potter-Main Cemetery in Creston.

Mr. Glenn was born in Watauga County to Roger and Junie Lipford Glenn. He was a graduate of Northwest Ashe High School in Warrensville and an employee of Vannoy Construction Company. He was a member of Tamarack Church of Christ.

He is survived by his mother, Junie Lipford Glenn, Creston; his biological father, Roger Glenn, Sugar Grove; his father, Gary Trivette, Creston; one brother, Tony Johnson and wife, Lisa; and one sister, Joleen Eastridge and husband, David, all of Creston; one step-sister, Angela Trivette, Winston-Salem; one step-brother, Gary Lee Trivette, Creston; his fiance’, Crystal Roberts; two stepsons, Christian Roberts and Jacob Wade, all of Creston; maternal grandmother, Lena Potter, Marion; paternal grandmother, Priscilla Glenn, Sugar Grove; maternal great-grandmother, Docia Greer, Creston; and his step-grandmother, Viola Trivette, Creston.

Hampton Funeral Service of Boone was in charge of the arrangements.

Samuel Marion Kerns
Erwin, Tenn.
Died: Sept. 12, 2000

Samuel Marion Kerns, 64, passed away following a brief illness.

A native of Unicoi County, he was a son of the late Charles and Laura Belle Love Kerns. He was employed by Murray Security, but previously worked for the Unicoi County Sheriffs Department. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Howard Kerns, William E. Kerns, and Charles Kerns; and two sisters, Nellie Bennett and Myrtle Childress.

He is survived by his wife, Stella Parsons Kerns; one son, Franklin Carter Kerns, Erwin, Tenn.; two daughters, Carol Ann Cornelius, New Port Richey, Fla., and Donna Lynn Gardiner, Port Richey, Fla.; one step son, Bryan Royal, Johnson City, Tenn.; one step daughter, Michelle Whitson, Erwin, Tenn.; two brothers, Robert E. Kerns, Kingsport, Tenn. and Everett Carter Kerns; three sisters, Blanche Masters, Erwin, Tenn., Peggy Schaumberg and Jo Draine, both of Johnson City, Tenn.; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Valley Funeral Home in Erwin, Tenn. was in charge of the arrangements.

Kathy Carpenter
Creston
June 6, 1956
Sept. 14, 2000

Kathy Carpenter, 44, was remembered at funeral services held Sept. 17 at Ashelawn Memorial Chapel in Jefferson. Rev. Denton Hart, the Rev. Ronda Rash and the Rev. Bluferd Eldreth officiated. Entombment was held Sept. 18 at Ashelawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum of Prayer.

Mrs. Carpenter was born in Ashe County. She was employed by Watauga Medical Center in Boone.

She is survived by her husband, Rodger Dale Carpenter Sr.; two sons, Roger Dale Carpenter Jr. and fiancee, Sherrie Boyer of Creston, and Christopher Lee Carpenter of the home; two daughters, Angela Dawn Edgell and husband, Adam of Ft. Stewart, Ga., and Michelle Lynn Carpenter of the home; her grandmother, Uzella Lewis of Creston; three sisters, JoAnn Richardson, Lansing, Janette Reese, Creston and Melissa Brown, Mountain City, Tenn.; and one granddaughter, Samantha Nicole Carpenter.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Condolences may be sent to the family and/or funeral service at http://www.funeral-plans.com/ashelawn.

Ashelawn Memorial Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.

Bertha Sexton
Lansing
Dec. 29, 1908
Sept. 15, 2000

Bertha Powers Sexton, 91, was remembered at funeral services held Sept. 17 at Bethel Baptist Church in Lansing. Rev. Rex Hall, Rev. Fred Richardson and Rev. Junior Miller officiated. Burial followed in Ashelawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Mrs. Sexton was born in Ashe County to Eugene and Mammie Powers. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.B. Sexton.

She is survived by a son, Ira Sexton, Lansing; three daughters, Laura Shepherd, Lena Rhodes and Frances McCready, all of Lansing; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; and one niece.

Boone Family Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Johnsie Mae Lambert
West Jefferson
June 30, 1926
Sept. 15, 2000

Johnsie Mae Lambert, 74, was remembered at funeral services held Sept. 17 at Friendly Grove Baptist Church in West Jefferson. Pastor Jerry Francis and Rev. Charles Edwards officiated. Burial followed in the Ashelawn Memorial Gardens in Jefferson.

Mrs. Lambert was born in Ashe County to Edward and Lessie Bare. She was a member of the Friendly Grove Baptist Church in West Jefferson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy James Lambert; and two grandchildren.

She is survived by four daughters, Jean Curtis, Millers Creek, Virginia Stewart, Blountville, Tenn., and Raydell Nobles and Pansy Hunt, both of Thomasville; four sons, James Lambert, Ivan Lambert and Lloyd Lambert, all of West Jefferson, and Joe Daniel Lambert, Lexington; six brothers, J.D. Bare, Junior Bare, Cliff Bare, Clay Bare, Allen Bare, all of Burlington, and Vestal Bare, Rock Hill, S.C.; three sisters, Opal Thacker and Georgia Bullock, Burlington, and Ruby Owens, North Wilkesboro; 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Badger Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Ben “Bud” Ervin Cross Jr.
Jan. 18, 1943
Sept. 16, 2000

Ben “Bud” Ervin Cross Jr., 57, was remembered at funeral services held Sept. 19 at Laurel Knob Baptist Church. Rev. Jim Rash and Rev. Bruce Roten officiated. Burial followed in the Goodman Cemetery.

Mr. Cross was born in Martin County.

He is survived by his wife, Vonda Cross; two sisters, Louise Bullock, Pinetops, and Sue Cratts, Williamston; one brother, David Cross, Oak City; two step-sons, James Jackson Sanderford and Glen Thomas Sanderford, both of Raleigh; one step-daughter, Cecile Tant, Atex; five step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Laurel Knob Baptist Church, c/o Imogene Goodman, PO Box 1703, Jefferson, NC 28640.

Badger Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Amanda Gaynell Peace Scruggs
West Jefferson
April 30, 1943
Sept. 12, 2000

Amanda Gaynell Peace Scruggs, 57, was remembered at graveside services held Sept. 15 at Cleveland Memorial Park. Rev. Sam Snyder officiated.

Mrs. Scruggs was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents, W.T. Peace and Bessie Morris Peace; and Stevey Amanda Randolph.

She is survived by her husband, Larry Dean Scruggs; one son, John Langley, Shelby; three daughters, Beth Hamrick, Newport News, Va., Angie Miller, Vale, and Mandy Ballard, Mooresboro; four brothers, Thomas Luther Peace, Kings Mountain, Caldwell Peace, Cherryville, Calvin Peace, Polkville, and Michel Peace, Shelby; four sisters, Hazel Morgan, Patsy White, Joyce Parker and June Washburn, Shelby; 10 grandchildren, Travis Langley, Nickey Langley, Jason Stapleton, John Stapleton, Kristofer Hamrick, Benjamin Hamrick, Wesley Owens, Emily Miller, Adam Randolph and Kelly Ballard.

Lutz-Austell Funeral Home of Shelby was in charge of the arrangements.

Jesse Lee Boothe
Warrensville
July 7, 1928
Sept. 15, 2000

Jesse Lee Boothe, 72, was remembered at funeral services held Sept. 18 at Badger Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Ashelawn Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Booth was born in Raleigh to Reese and Ella Seagraves Booth.

He is survived by his wife, Francis Davis Boothe; one sister, Eva Mae Arnold, Duncan; and one son, David Boothe, Warrensville.

Memorials may be made to the Ashe County Rescue Squad.

Badger Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Charles Edward Goss
Jefferson
Died: Sept. 13, 2000

Charles Edward Goss, 74, was remembered at funeral services held Sept. 16 at Badger Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Billy Joe Blevins and Rev. Harry Osborne officiated. Rev. Bill Ballou officiated and sung. Burial followed in the Goss Cemetery in Lansing.

Mr. Goss is survived by his wife, Madeline Miller Goss; one daughter, Norma Goss, Jefferson; two sons, Roger Goss, Newton, and Kenneth Goss, Wilkesboro; one sister, Pearl Lee Young, Jefferson; and one brother, Gwyn Goss, Lansing.

Badger Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Carl Walden
Miami, Fla.
1909 to Aug. 4, 2000

Carl Walden, 91, died in the VA Hospital in Miami, Fla. on Aug. 4 after a long illness. He is survived by his wife, Natalie Walden.

Mr. Walden was a well-known photographer who photographed architecture and several famous people. Carl and Natalie have a summer residence in Ashe County in the Ore Knob Community where they enjoyed many summers with their friends and neighbors.

Mildred Elmae Miller Bare
Jefferson
Died: Sept. 11, 2000

Mildred Elmae Miller Bare, 79, was remembered at funeral services held Sept. 14 at Badger Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Russell Sheets and Elder Floyd South officiated. A graveside service followed in the George Miller Cemetery.

Mrs. Bare is survived by two daughters, Wanda Spangler of the home, and Wilma Hartzog, Glendale Springs; three step-daughters, Nancy Miller, Wagoner, Annie Hall, Laurel Springs, and Sue Baker, Salisbury; one step-son, Franklin E. Bare, Wagoner; five grandchildren and 19 step-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Maxine Miller, Forest City, and Edith Miller, Lexington; and several nieces and nephews.

Badger Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


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