Miscellaneous Ashe County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Lettie Woodard
Todd
June 24, 1912
Sept. 17, 2000 
Lettie Eldreth Woodard, 88, was remembered at funeral services held Sept. 20 at Boone Family Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Bluford Eldreth officiated. Burial followed in the Woodard Family Cemetery.

Mrs. Woodard was born in Ashe County to J.R. Eldreth and Cordelia Rash Eldreth. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Ernest Woodard.

She is survived by two sons, Charles Woodard, Lenoir, and Ernie Woodard, Todd; five daughters, Geneva Eller and Billie Farmer, both of Warrensville, Betty Jean Winebarger, Lenoir, Joan Eller, Todd, and Sally Testerman, Grassy Creek; a sister, Ethel Lewis, Creston; 30 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren and a great-great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, c/o Judy Leek, 206 Oak Grove Circle, Jefferson, NC 28640.

Boone Family Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Gerald Campbell
Lansing
Sept. 3, 1956
Sept. 12, 2000

Elwin Gerald Campbell, 44, was remembered at memorial services held Sept. 20 at Boone Family Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Jimmy Williams officiated.

Mr. Campbell was born in Ashe County to Ezekiel Campbell and Helen Greer Campbell. He was a truck driver for W&L Trucking.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Lou Guthro Campbell of the home; two daughters, Shannon Campbell McGrady and Misty Campbell, both of Jefferson; a brother, Jerry “Bo” Campbell, Warrensville; three sisters, Judy Eastridge, West Jefferson, Jane Miller, Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Joan Boyd, Burlington; and several nieces and nephews.

Boone Family Funeral Home of West Jefferson was in charge of the arrangements.

Grant Baldwin
Todd
Died: Sept. 20, 2000

Grant Baldwin, 73, formerly of Lansing was remembered at funeral services held Sept. 23 at Badger Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Jim Francis and Rev. Larry Shepherd officiated. Burial followed in the Graybeal Cemetery.

Mr. Baldwin is survived by his wife, Viola Baldwin; two step-daughters, Beth Seymore, Jefferson, and Wilma Houck, Todd; two step-sons, Buster Wilcox, Lansing, and Joe Wilcox, Todd; two brothers, Jim Baldwin, Warrensville, and Ken Baldwin, Grassy Creek; three sisters, Reba Smith and Marlene Dishner, both of Bluff City, Tenn., and Daphner Music, High Point; 12 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Badger Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Wert Carter
Crumpler
May 16, 1914
Sept. 23, 2000

Van Wert Carter, 86, was remembered at funeral services held Sept 25 at Boone Family Funeral Home Chapel. Elder Bobby Absher officiated. Burial followed in the Ashelawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Mr. Carter was born in Ashe County to Dryum Carter and Martha Stuart Carter. He was an agricultural farmer.

He is survived by his wife, Beulah Reeves Carter of the home; three daughters, Betty Corriher, Salisbury, Billie Chegin, Columbia, S.C. and Caroline Trent, Kingsport, Tenn.; four grandchildren; and two nieces.

Boone Family Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Nettie Witherspoon
Jefferson
July 23, 1907
Sept. 22, 2000

Nettie Witherspoon, was remembered at funeral services held Sept. 24 at Ashelawn Memorial Chapel by Rev. Wayne Osborne, Rev. Jeff Vogler and Rev. David Grinnell. Burial followed in Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery in Jefferson.

Ms. Witherspoon was born in Ashe County to Minnie Howell Witherspoon and the late Andrew Witherspoon, who died in 1907. Ms. Witherspoon was a housekeeper for many residences in Ashe and surrounding counties.

She is survived by one niece, Marie Witherspoon Blevins, Jefferson; two nephews, Harold Witherspoon, Jerry Witherspoon both of Jefferson; and special caregivers and nieces, Brenda Osborne, Leanne Osborne and Ashley Osborne all of Jefferson.

Memorial may be made to the Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery Fund c/o Ronnie Sturgill 201-B NC Hwy 16 North, Crumpler, NC 28617 or to Hospice of Ashe County, PO Box 421, Jefferson, NC 28640.

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

Jimmy Friesland
West Jefferson
April 6, 1937
Sept. 19, 2000

Jimmy Solomon Friesland, 63, was remembered at graveside services held Sept. 21 at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Rev. Reeves Jones and Rev. Bill Ballou officiated.

Mr. Friesland was born in Ashe County.

She is survived by one daughter, Teresa “Bo” Davis, Elk Park; two sisters, Pearl Dishman, Jefferson, and Anna Lou Dishman, Lenoir; two brothers, Emmett Friesland, West Jefferson, and Howard Friesland, Crumpler; one grandson, David Friesland, Jefferson; one great-granddaughter, Jessica Friesland, Roan Mountain, Tenn.; and 12 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.


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