Miscellaneous Ashe County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Sallie Beryl Bare
Jefferson
Feb. 21, 1921
Nov. 4, 2000 
Sallie Beryl Bare, 79, was remembered at funeral services held Nov. 7 at Big Ridge Community Church. Rev. Russell Sheets officiated. Burial followed in the Big Ridge Cemetery.

Mrs. Bare was born in Ashe County.

She is survived by her husband, Ordon Bare; three sons, Randall Bare, Benny Bare and Sherdon Bare, all of Jefferson; three daughters, Jane Marshall, Faxis, Va., Sallie Roten, Snow Camp, and Loretta Walters, Jefferson; one brother, Wayne Bare, Newark, Del.; one sister, Sibyl Leland, Jefferson; 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Badger Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Stella Mae Blevins Barker
Jefferson
March 29, 1906
Oct. 15, 2000

Stella Mae Blevins Barker, 94, was remembered at funeral services held Oct. 18 at Badger Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Billy Joe Blevins, Rev. Tommy Dollar and Rev. Ken Howell officiated. Burial followed in the Scott-Blevins Cemetery.

Mrs. Barker was born in Ashe County.

She is survived by three daughters, Orlean Barker, Pauline Barker and Zola Barker, all of Jefferson; two sons, Wert Barker, Jefferson, and Glenn Barker, Warrensville; two sisters, Hettie Brooks, Jefferson, and June Blevins, Sacramento, Calif.; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Badger Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Ethel M. Richardson 
Rising Sun, Md.
Feb. 16, 1910
Oct. 19, 2000 
Ethel M. Richardson, 90, was remembered at funeral services held Oct. 23 at Franklin Missionary Baptist Church in Darlington, Md. Her pastor, Rev. William O. Hawley Sr., and Rev. Dean Wyatt officiated. Burial was held in Union Cemetery in Elkton, Md.

Mrs. Richardson was born in Ashe County to the late Charlie and Lula (Roten) Ashley. She moved from Darlington, Md. to her son’s home in Rising Sun, Md. in 1988. She was a long-time member and the oldest living member of Franklin Missionary Baptist Church in Darlington, Md. She enjoyed cooking for her family and friends and spending time with her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy E. Richardson, who died on March 16, 1988; a brother, Wiley Ashley; and a sister, Pearl Weaver.

She is survived by one son, Charles J. Richardson, Rising Sun, Md.; four brothers, Don Ashley, Pequea, Pa., Lacy Ashley, Oxford, Pa., Spencer Ashley, West Jefferson, and Reggie Ashley, Davidson, Md.; four sisters, Grace Roten, Denton, Md., Edna Ashley, West Jefferson, and Delray Phillips and Mary Nell Osborne, both of Lansing; and three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Franklin Missionary Baptist Church, 2104 Franklin Church Road, Darlington, MD 21034.

The Harkins Funeral Home in Delta, Pa. was in charge of the arrangements.

Edgar Thomas Duncan Jr.
West Jefferson
Jan. 9, 1922
Nov. 2, 2000

Edgar Thomas Duncan Jr., 78, was remembered at funeral services held Nov. 5 at Buffalo Baptist Church. Rev. Dean Watson and Rev. Johnny Goodman officiated. Burial followed in the Lewis family Cemetery.

Mr. Duncan was born in Montgomery County, Ohio to Edgar Thomas Duncan Sr. and Frances McConnell Duncan. He served in the U.S. Navy in the Atlantic during World War II. He was married to Ozella Rash on June 7, 1945. He was retired from the Sprague Electric Company where he was a foreman in the rolling department. He was a member of the Buffalo Baptist Church where he served as the chairman of the deacon board, superintendent of the Sunday School, director of the Bible School and choir director.

He is survived by his wife, Ozella Rash Duncan; one daughter, Dollie Duncan Richardson, Ashe County; one sister, Charlotte Duncan Bolen, Kettering, Ohio; one grandchild, Betsi Petway, Mebane; two step-grandsons, Staff Sgt. Rob Richardson of the 82nd Airborne, Ft. Bragg, and Airman Bill Richardson of NATO, Netherlands; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Buffalo Baptist Church or Hospice of Ashe County.

Boone Family Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Allie Mable Lambert
Crumpler
Jan. 17, 1911
Nov. 7, 2000

Allie Mable Mash Lambert, 89, was remembered at funeral services held Nov. 9 at Boone Family Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Randall Greene and Rev. Warner Eller officiated. Burial followed in the Ashelawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Mrs. Lambert was born in Ashe County to Ham Mash and Lillie Miller Mash. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by two grandsons.

She is survived by her husband, Paul Lambert of the home; two sons, Thomas Lambert, Rocky Mount, and David Lambert, Crumpler; three daughters, June Walker and Ruth Barnes, both of Crumpler, and Ethelene Roark, Rocky Mount; a sister, Blanche Williams, West Jefferson; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and several special friends, Ruth Eller, Linda Bare and Loretta Neaves.

Memorials may be made to Chestnut Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Ruth Barnes, 144 Clifton Road, Crumpler, NC 28617.

Boone Family Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Robert Kenneth Baldwin
Lansing
July 5, 1936
Nov. 10, 2000

Robert Kenneth Baldwin, 64, was remembered at funeral services held Nov. 12 at Boone Family Funeral Home Chapel. Elder Kenneth Clark and Rev. Larry Shepherd officiated. Burial followed in the Graybeal Cemetery.

Mr. Baldwin was born in Ashe County to Gaither Baldwin and Maggie Stike Baldwin. He was a heavy machine operator for the NCDOT. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Grant Baldwin.

He is survived by his wife, Grace May Baldwin, of the home; a brother, Jim Baldwin, Lansing; three sisters, Daphna Music, High Point, Reba Lyalls and Modeleen Dishman, both of Bristol, Tenn.; two step-daughters, JoAnn Waddell and Mildred Testerman, Grassy Creek; four step-grandsons and a step-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

Boone Family Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Clarence Ray Turnmire
Jefferson
April 29, 1913
Nov. 11, 2000

Clarence Ray Turnmire, 87, was remembered at funeral services held Nov. 13 at Oak Grove Baptist Church. Rev. Tommy Dollar and Rev. Thomas Stuart officiated. Burial followed in the Turner Family Cemetery in Warrensville.

Mr. Turnmire was born in Ashe County to the late Alse and Bertha Eller Turnmire. He was a farmer.

He is survived by two brothers, Riley Turnmire and Avery Turnmire, both of West Jefferson; one sister, Ruby Baker, West Jefferson; his caregiver, Betty Holt, North Wilkesboro; and several nieces and nephews.

E-mail condolences may be sent to the family at www.funeral-service.com/ashelawn or ashelawn@fastransit.com.

Ashelawn Memorial Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.

Robert Glenn Austin
Hyattsville, Md.

Glenn Austin, 78, was remembered at funeral services held Nov. 11 at Fort Lincoln Funeral Home in Brentwood, Md.

Mr. Austin was born in Laurel Springs and was the son of the late Robert and Ola Green Austin. He was a World War II veteran with the army engineer corps in the South Pacific. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lurline Jones of 51 years.

He is survived by three daughters, Glenda Austin, Jeanne Miller and Cheryl Hatton; three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. He is survived locally by three sisters, Hazel A. Koontz, Mary Austin Allen and Alice Lee Lafferty.

Memorials may be made to the local Lion’s Club.

Larry F. Roten 
Lansing
July 13, 1952
Nov. 13, 2000 
Larry F. Roten, 48, was remembered at funeral services held Nov. 17 at Boone Family Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Tommy Dollar, Rev. Bruce Roten and Rev. Ward Sexton officiated. Burial followed in the Silas Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Lansing.

Mr. Roten was born in Ashe County. He was the chief of the Lansing Volunteer Fire Department and a machine operator for the United Chemi-Con of Lansing. He enjoyed his family, hunting, gardening and the outdoors.

He is survived by his wife, Sandy Adams Roten of the home; one son, Daniel Roten of the home; one daughter, Jennifer Roten Hart, Lansing; his parents, Gene and Irene Graybeal Edwards, West Jefferson; his father, Fred Roten, Creston; two brothers, Robert Roten, Charlotte, and Skipper Edwards, Mouth of Wilson, Va.; two sisters, Debbie Frazier, Rosewell, Ga., and Marsha Pennington, West Jefferson; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Lansing Volunteer Fire Department, c/o Everette Adams, 234 Mountain View Drive, Jefferson, NC 28640.

Boone Family Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Dale Lloyd Bentley
Lenoir
Feb. 15, 1936
Nov. 12, 2000

Dale Lloyd Bentley, 64, was remembered at funeral services held Nov. 15 at Pendry’s Chapel. Rev. Lloyd King officiated. Burial followed in the Laurel Springs Baptist Church Cemetery in Deep Gap.

Pallbearers were Steve Bentley, Randy Gilbert, Eric Gilbert, Lonnie Bentley, Jonathan Hamby and David Clark.

Mr. Bentley was born in Ashe County to the late Philmore and Nancy Greer Bentley. He was of the Baptist faith and retired from Singer Furniture. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Ronnie Eugene Bentley; one brother, Jessie R. Bentley; and one sister, Lessie Crump.

He is survived by his wife, Susie Hendrix Bentley of the home; three sons, Larry Dale Bentley, Ricky Allen Bentley and Brian Lynn Bentley, all of Lenoir; three daughters, Sandra Jean Clark, Morganton, Donna Kay Gilbert, Patterson, and Melissa Dawn Hodges, Lenoir; three brothers, Howard Bentley, Bill Bentley and Grady Bentley, all of Lenoir; three sisters, Mattie Whitener, Morganton, Martha Watson, Sevierville, Tenn., and Nadine Wakefield, Sawmills; and nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pendry’s Funeral Home of Lenoir was in charge of the arrangements.

Walter Baldwin
Fleetwood
April 19, 1929
Nov. 14, 2000

Walter Edison Baldwin, 71, was remembered at funeral services held Nov. 18 at Boone Family Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Homer Murdock and Rev. Ken Furches officiated. Burial followed in the Goodman Family Cemetery.

Mr. Baldwin was born in Ashe County to William Eugene Baldwin and Viola Marsh Baldwin. He was a teacher in the N.C. Educational System. He taught for 22 years at West Jefferson Elementary School.

He is survived by his wife, Jessie Goodman Baldwin of the home; a son, Gary Baldwin, Fleetwood; a daughter, Linda Baldwin, Fleetwood; two brothers, Tom Baldwin and John Baldwin, both of Fleetwood; seven sisters, Clyde Miller, Fleetwood, Wanda Pugh, Abingdon, Va., Bertha Richards, Bessie Lucas, Gerthie Lucas, Mable Poling, all of Baltimore, Md., and Jean Cullison, Lancaster, Pa.; one brother-in-law, Tom Goodman, Dallas, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 3109 Popular Woodcourt Suite 125, Raleigh, NC 27604.

Boone Family Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Gladys Poe Miller
West Jefferson
July 1, 1908
Nov. 14, 2000

Gladys Poe Miller, 92, was remembered at funeral services held Nov. 16 at Mt. Jefferson Presbyterian Church. Rev. Kermit Dancy officiated. Burial followed in the Callaway Cemetery.

Mrs. Miller was born in Wilkes County to James W. Poe and Magdalene Bare Poe. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Albert O. Miller.

She is survived by a son, Robert Clifford Miller, West Jefferson; three daughters, Magdalene Hauser, Raleigh, Clara Dean O’Brien, West Jefferson, and Wanda Gail Baity, Winston-Salem; a sister, Hazel Bush, Lenoir; a special friend, Eva Sue Parker, West Jefferson; 10 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Jefferson Presbyterian Church, PO Box 782, West Jefferson, NC 28694.

Boone Family Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

David Allen Hamilton
West Jefferson
May 10, 1925
Nov. 18, 2000

David Allen Hamilton, 75, will be remembered at funeral services on Nov. 24 at 11 a.m. at Ashelawn Memorial Chapel in Jefferson. Mr. Elliott Osowitt will be officiating. Burial will follow in Ashelawn Memorial Gardens with military rites.

Mr. Hamilton was born May 10, 1925 in Derry, N.H. to the late David Allen Sr. and Nora Harriet Stilliker Hamilton. He was a World War II Navy Veteran and retired truck dispatcher.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Hamilton; five sons, David H. Hamilton, Ronnie Hamilton and Roger Hamilton, all of New Hampshire; Steven Hamilton, Florida, and Roy Hamilton, West Jefferson; one daughter, Gayle Hurley, Florida; one stepdaughter, Lynn Taylor, Taylorsville; two stepsons, Michael Buffelli, New Hampshire, and Kent Buffelli, Colorado; two sisters, Hazel Zoerb, New Hampshire, and Stella Currier, Connecticut; numerous grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The Hamilton family will receive friends from 9-11 a.m. on Friday prior to services at Ashelawn or at the home immediately following the services.

E-condolences for the Hamilton family may be sent to Ashelawn at www.funeral-plans.com/ashelawn or ashelawn@fastransit.net.

Joseph Walters Laurance
Fleetwood
June 23, 1914
Nov. 16, 2000

Joseph Walters Laurance, 86, was remembered at funeral services held Nov. 20 at Mission Home Baptist Church. Rev. Ken Furches and Rev. Jack Miller officiated. Burial followed in the Fleetwood Community Cemetery.

Mr. Laurance was born in Ashe County to Joseph Tatum Laurance and Artie Walters Laurance. He was a foreman in a furniture industry.

He is survived by his wife, Eula Greene Laurance; a son, Joseph Laurance, Fleetwood; three daughters, Reba Williams, Colorado Springs, Colo., Lucy Brown, Fleetwood and Rebecca West, Virginia Beach, Va.; and eight granddaughters and nine great-grandchildren.

The family requests no flowers please. Memorials may be made to the Segraves Nursing Care Center, 200 Hospital Dr. Jefferson, NC 28640.

Boone Family Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Clyde Phillips
Lansing
Sept. 9, 1911
Nov. 15, 2000

Bessie Clyde Farmer Phillips, 89, was remembered at funeral services held Nov. 19 at Big Springs Baptist Church by Rev. Larry Denny, Rev. Dan Hess and Rev. Larry Shepherd. Burial followed in the Calhoun Cemetery.

Mrs. Phillips was born in Ashe County to David Farmer and Laura Jones Farmer. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Harrison Phillips.

She is survived by four sons, Harold Phillips and Ellis Phillips, both of Aberdeen, Md., Conley Phillips of the home and Larry Phillips, Lansing; five daughters, Shirley Brown, Mae Greer and Ruby Ham, all of Lansing, Virginia Coldiron, Warrensville and Jane Farmer, Grassy Creek; two brothers, Chester Farmer, Aberdeen, Md. and Everett Farmer, Creston; 19 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Boone Family Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Irene Miller Mullis
Jefferson
Dec. 25, 1921
Nov. 12, 2000

Irene Miller Mullis, 78, was remembered at funeral services held Nov. 15 at Badger Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Billy Joe Blevins officiated. Burial followed in the Wallace Cemetery.

Mrs. Mullis was born in Wilkes County to Jess and Nancy Bowlin Miller.

She is survived by three sons, Allen Mullis, Jefferson, Roger and Bobby Mullis, both of Laurel Springs; and one daughter, Mary Hart, Lansing.

Badger Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Dean Darnell
Lansing
May 30, 1926
Nov. 14, 2000

Russell Dean Darnell, 74, was remembered at funeral services held Nov. 18 at Boone Family Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Rex Hall and Rev. Jim Francis officiated. Burial was held Nov. 19 in the May Cemetery.

Mr. Darnell was born in Ashe County to Tivis Darnell and Lona Pennington Darnell. He was a carpenter in the building industry. He served in the United States Army during World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Tressie Mahaffey Darnell of the home; a daughter, Judy Gregg, Tough Kenamon, Pa.; two brothers, Ford Darnell, Mouth of Wilson, Va., and Dent Darnell, West Jefferson; two sisters, Francis Dolinger and Marie Blevins, both of Jefferson; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Boone Family Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Thomas Francis Miles
Lansing
May 20, 1938
Nov 14, 2000

Thomas Francis Miles, 62, was remembered at funeral services held Nov. 18 at Badger Funeral Home Chapel. Father Mark Lawlor officiated. Graveside services and burial followed in the Miles Family Cemetery in Lansing.

Mr. Miles was born in Chester, Pa. to Donald and Jeanne Luco Miles. He served in the United States Army.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy McCoy Miles of the home; two sons, Lonnie Miles, Lansing, and Donald Miles, Oregon; two daughters, Lisa Maire McClamery, Lansing, and Melissa Shepherd, Wilkesboro; and 11 grandchildren.

Badger Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Virginia Lee Surber Church
Fleetwood
July 24, 1912
Nov. 13, 2000

Virginia Lee Surber Church, 88, was remembered at funeral services held Nov. 17 at Mount Olive Baptist Church. Rev. Charlie McCoy officiated. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Church was born in Damascus, Va. to James Andrew and Eliza Wood Surber. She is the widow of Walter Church.

She is survived by two sons, James Church, Millers Creek, and Don Church, Laurel Springs; two daughters, Libby Logins and Dana Miller, both of Fleetwood; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Boone Family Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Kathleen Gilley
North Wilkesboro
March 20, 1933
Nov. 10, 2000

Ruby Kathleen Weaver Gilley, 67, was remembered at funeral services held Nov. 14 at Boone Family Funeral Home. Rev. Larry Shepherd and Rev. David Lyalls officiated. Burial followed in the Perry Family Cemetery.

Mrs. Gilley was born in Ashe County to Fred Weaver and Ola Perry Weaver. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Lee Weaver.

She is survived by two sons, Robert Dean Gilley and Ricky Lee Gilley, both of Elkton, Md.; a daughter, Patricia Campbell, North Wilkesboro; a brother, Roger Weaver, Lansing; a sister, Alma Jean Miller, Lansing; six grandchildren, a great-grandchild, three step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Boone Family Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Chessie Patrick
West Jefferson
June 1, 1914
Nov 14, 2000

Chessie Lee Faircloth Patrick, 86, was remembered at funeral services held Nov. 18 at Boone Family Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Lloyd Day, Rev. Bruce Roten and Rev. Bryan Frazier officiated. Burial followed in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Patrick was born in Ashe County to James W. Faircloth and Matilda J. Pennington Faircloth. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Garfield Patrick.

She is survived by five sons, Ray Patrick, Jefferson, and Kay Patrick, Eddie Patrick, Walt Patrick and Joe Patrick, all of Virginia; seven daughters, Myrtle Ruth Patrick, West Jefferson, Martha Loggins and Bobbie Wingler, both of Piney Creek, Becky Pearson, Millers Creek, Mildred Sexton, Fries, Va., Earlene Hill, Warrensville, and Geraldine Massey, Woodford, Va.; 19 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, 10 step-grandchildren and eight step-great-grandchildren; a very special friend, Linda Edwards, Smithville; and special nieces, Ruth and Vernie Powers, both of Warrensville.

Boone Family Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


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