Miscellaneous Mitchell County, North Carolina Obituaries

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JAMES TAYLOR “DONALD” STAFFORD
SPRUCE PINE – James Taylor “Donald” Stafford, 63, died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2002 at the Veterans Administration Nursing Home in Johnson City, TN, after a long battle with cancer. He was the son of the late Taylor and Mamie Gurley Stafford. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Howard and Guy Stafford, andone sister, Helen Winger. He was a familiar site, riding his horse around town. He served four years in the Marine Corps, and also served in the U.S. Army for five tours in Vietnam, earning the Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart.
Survivors include one sister, Lena Belle Buchanan of Spruce Pine; one brother, Ray Stafford of Spruce Pine; andseveral nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will beheld Sunday, Aug. 25, at 2 p.m. at Pine Branch Baptist Church, where he was a member.

JACK J. CARPENTER
NEWLAND – Jack Junior Carpenter, 51, of Isaac’s Branch Road, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002 at his home. He was the son of the late Carl and Maude Shook Carpenter.
Survivors include three brothers, Bob Carpenter of Spruce Pine, Lee Roy Carpenter of Newland, and Lester Carpenter of Durnam; four sisters, Margaret Carpenter and Lois Styles of Thomasville, Dixie Burleson of Taylorsville, and Mary Hise of Plumtree; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 8 p.m. Monday in the Grindstaff Memorial Chapel of Webb Funeral Home in Spruce Pine. Rev. Wallace officiated. Graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Johnson Cemetery in Crossnore. The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

HAZELL B. HARRISON
GASTONIA – Hazell Buchanan Harrison, 78, of Carlton Drive, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002 in Gaston Memorial Hospital. A native of Mitchell County, she was the daughter of the late Finn and Hattie Fisher Buchanan, and wife of the late Garfield Harrison. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Lois Riddle, and a brother, Charlie Buchanan. She was retired from Ti-Caro Textiles in Gastonia.
Survivors include four daughters, Sheila Slater, Jean Green, Kay Ashton and Micky Kaylor, all of Gastonia; three sisters, Betty Goble of Gastonia, Margie Sparks of Spruce Pine and Ruby Baxter of Michigan; one brother, Lewis Buchanan of Oregon; eight grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday in the Grindstaff Memorial Chapel of Webb Funeral Home in Spruce Pine. Revs. Dwayne Gibson and Mike Criswell officiated. Burial was in Berry Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.

JIMMY LEDFORD
DALLAS – Jimmy Ledford, 63, died Friday, Aug. 16, 2002 at his home. A native of Mitchell County, he was the son of the late Troy and Lissie Pitman Ledford. A member of Hardin Baptist Church, he was a U.S. Army veteran and was retired.
Survivors include his wife, Violet Turbyfill Ledford; and siblings, James Ledford of Nebo, Jenny Burns of Hickory, Josephine Howell and Judie Barker of Kings Mountain, Joyce Pittman of Dallas and Joan Ledford of Asheville.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Hardin Baptist Church. Burial was in Gaston Memorial Park. The family received friends from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday at Dallas Funeral Home.

BILLYE LEVERE HUGHES
NEWLAND – Billye Levere Hughes, 88, of Elk Street, died Monday, Aug. 12, 2002 in a Banner Elk hospital. She was the daughter of the late Claude and Stella Carpenter Hughes Sr. and was a member of Newland Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include one brother, Claude Hughes Jr. of Newland; one niece, Michelle Lawrence of Charlotte; nephews, Claude Hughes III of Newland, and William Hughes of Riva, MD; three great nieces; and three great nephews.
Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Hughes Cemetery. Rev. Monty Burnam officiated. Webb Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

PAMELA JEAN MITCHELL
MARION – Pamela Jean Mitchell, 48, of Gurley Circle, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2002. She was the daughter of Ted Braswell Jr. of Marion. An employee of Baxters for 11 eleven years, she had also worked as a school bus driver. an avid animal lover, she was a member of Hefners Memorial Baptist Church.
In addition to her father, she is survived by three sisters; a niece; and a nephew.
Private services were held Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Mitchell County Animal Rescue, 2492 East US 19, Spruce Pine, NC 28777. Webb Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

GEORGE N. BLEVINS
BAKERSVILLE – George N. Blevins, 82, died at Johnson City Medical Center on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2002. He was the son of the late Taylor D. and Inez Young Blevins. He was also preceded in death by a brother, James B. Blevins. He had been employed as a supervisor with USDA Farmers Home Administration. He was a member of Bakersville United Methodist Church and a U.S. Army veteran. He was a charter memberof the Bakersville Lions Club and delivered Meals on Wheels during the last three years.
Survivors include his wife, Marinette Cauble Blevins of the home; a daughter, Rebecca Davidson of Notasolga, AL; a son, Stephen Blevins of Weaverville; a brother, Robert Lee Blevins of Winston-Salem; and three grandsons.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Bakersville United Methodist Church. Rev. David Lee officiated. Burial was in Green Young Cemetery. The family received friends from 3-5 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Henline-Hughes Funeral Home in Bakersville. Memorial donations may be made to the church at: 307 Kona Road, Bakersville, NC 28705.

ALICE WOODY RANDOLPH
BURNSVILLE – Alice Woody Randolph, 92, of Brush Creek, died Wendesday, Aug. 21, 2002 in Spruce Pine Community Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Theron and Navada Thomas Woody, and wife of the late Yates Randolph. She was also preceded in death by a son, Morris Dean Randolph. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Loris McKinney of Marion, and Rhonda Ledford of Bakersville; four grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Revs. Ronald McKinney and Roy Goodson officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.

GAW JACKSON SPARKS
JOHNSON CITY, TN – Gaw Jackson Sparks, 83, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2002 in Quillen VA Medical Center. A native of Yancey County, he was the son of the late Charlie and nannie Randloph Sparks. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Zenna Hughes. Retired from Burlington Industries, he was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII and member of Sinking Creek Baptist church, where he had served as deaconand Sunday School teacher.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Howell Sparks; two sons, Rev. A. Allen Sparks of Waynetown, IN, and Gary D. Sparks of Johnson City, TN; one sister, Chloe Beaver of Rock Hill, SC; one brother, Gay Cornelius Sparks of Micaville; sevven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Sinking Creek Baptist Church. Rev. Reece Harris offiicated. Burial was at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Morris-Baker Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

PEARL MAE STREET
BAKERSVILLE – Pearl Mae Street, 84, of Middle River, MD, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2002 in Franklin Square Hospital. She was the wife of the late Hubert Street and had been employed as a waitress.
Graveside services were held at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Bennett Cemetery in Buladean. Rev. Bob McCourry officiated. Henline-Hughes Funeral Home in Bakersville was in charge of arrangements.

LUCILLE STAFFORD
SPRUCE PINE – Lucille Stafford, 89, of Overlook Drive, died Monday, Aug. 19, 2002 at her home. She was the daughter of the late Stephen and Blanche Putman Pitman, and wife of the late Tom Stafford. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Kathleen Stafford; a son, Grover Stafford; sisters, Etta Griffith and Ruth ?????, and a brother, Foy Pitman. She was a member of Berry Chapel Baptist Church.
Survivors include her sons, Virgil Stafford of Spruce Pine, Rev. Don Stafford of Bakersville, and Joe Stafford of Valdese; daughters, Vel Greer of Macon, GA, Daisy Cantrell of New Jersey and Muriel Farmer of Gastonia; eight grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in te Grindstaff Memorial Chapel of Webb Funeral Home in Spruce Pine. Revs. Larry Greene and John Stafford officiated. burial was in Bear Creek Cemetery. The family received friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

DAWN “BUNNY” WILSON
BAKERSVILLE – Dawn “Bunny” Wilson, 61, died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2002 at her home. She was the daughter of the late Ray and Amy Biddix Stewart. She was a homemaker and a member of Beaver Creek Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Butler Wilson of the home; three sons, Robert Scott Wilson, Shane Butler Wilson and Stuart Ray Wilson, all of Little Switzerland; and one granddaughter.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Beaver Creek Baptist Church. Revs. John Chick, Pat Johnson and Chris Clayton officiated. Burial followed in Grassy Creek Memorial Cemetery. The family received friends from 1 p.m. until the service hour at the church. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Mitchell County, P.O. Box 38, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.

BERNICE WATSON VANCE
CANTON, OH – Bernice Watson Vance, 82, died Saturday, July 27, 2002, at her home following a brief battle with cancer. Born in Avery County, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Maude Snyder Watson, and wife of the late David R. Vance. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Carroll and T.J. Watson. She lived in Canton for over 40 years and attended Canton Baptist Temple. 
Survivors include two daughters, Ceccy Mossgrove and Connie Varian, both of East Canton, OH; three sons, Sam Vance and Dean Vance of Canton, OH and Jim Vance of Carrollton, OH; four sisters, Clarice Wiseman, Faye Hughes, Bootsie Young and Tootsie Vaughn, all of Avery County; two brothers, June Watson of Spruce Pine, and Ralph Watson of Roan Mountain, TN; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Private family graveside services were held Wednesday at Sunset Hills Memorial Garden in Canton. Rev. Delaney Young officiated. Myers-Kreighbaum-Sanders Funeral Home in Ohio was in charge of arrangements.

CHARLES ALLEN MILLER
BAKERSVILLE – Charles Allen Miller, 44, of Tanglewood Road, died Sunday, Sept. 1, at his home. He was the son of Lester and Mae Hughes Miller. He was employed by Miller Brothers Service Station and Mitchell High School. He was a member of Union Hill Freewill Baptist Church, where he was superintendent and song leader.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Elaine H. Miller of the home; a daughter, Melanie Miller of the home; a son, Nicholas Miller of the home; brothers, James, Johnny and Ricky Miller of Green Mountain, and Donald Miller of Bakersville; and sisters, Betty Sue Wilson of Green Mountain, and Carolyn Sparks of Spruce Pine.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Union Hill Freewill Baptist Church. Revs. Dean Murphy, Ralph Roberts and Jimmy Arrowood officiated. Burial followed in Union Hill Cemetery. The family received friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Henline-Hughes Funeral Home in Bakersville.

ALICE COLE DOCKERY
MARION – Alice Cole Dockery, 82, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002 at her residence. A native of Mitchell County, she was the daughter of the late Irena Buchanan Cole, she was a retired employee off Southern Devices and a member of First Baptist Church of Marion.
Survivors include her husband, Andrew Clinton Dockery of the home; one son, Michael Dockery of Pooler, GA; one daughter, Joyce McKinney of Bakersville; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday in McCall Memorial Chapel of Kirksey Funeral Home. Rev. Terry Childers officiated. Burial followed in McDowell Memorial Park. The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

BRIAN THOMAS DOLAN
LENOIR – Brian Thomas Dolan, 31, of Kentwood Street, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002. He was the son of Carole Edwards Dolan of Asheville, and the late Thomas Francis Dolan. He was employed by Bernhardt Furniture.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by a brother, Sean Edward Dolan of Lenoir; and a sister, Leslie Raynelle Dolan of Statesville.
Funeral services were held Thursday in the chapel of Pendry’s Funeral Home. Rev. Gerrit Scott Dawson officiated. Burial followed in Cane Creek Cemetery in Bakersville. The family received friends ffrom 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

MAE WISEMAN
NEWLAND – Mae Wiseman, of Three Mile Highway, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002 at her residence. A native of Yancey County, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary Wyatt Grindstaff, and wife of the late Joe Wiseman. She was a member of White’s Memorial Baptist Church, and a member of Spruce Pine Chapter #27 Order of Eastern Star.
Survivors include five daughters, JoAnn Garrison of Atlanta, GA, Cleo Greene of Spruce Pine, Brenda Wiseman of Kennesaw, GA, Shirley Goforth of Lake Norman and Helen Blankenship of Jacksonville, FL; one sister, Ruth Turner of Charlotte; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Grindstaff Memorial Chapel of Webb Funeral Home in Spruce Pine. Revs. Steve Williams, Greg Hollifield and R.M. Cassity officiated. Burial was in Pine Grove Memorial Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeralhome.

LEWIS MCCLELLAN
SPRUCE PINE – Lewis R. McClellan Jr., 86, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002 in an Asheville hospital. He was the son of the late Lewis R. and Dovie Pittman McClellan Sr. A U.S. Army veteran of WWII, he was also preceded in death by seven sisters and one brother. He was a member of Pine Branch Baptist Church.
Survivors include one son, Lewis Robert McClellan of Black Mountain; two daughters, Deborah Wise of Marion and Derenda Laws of Ingalls; two sisters, Nettie McClellan and Bertie Shipman, both of Spruce Pine; nine grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Pine Branch Baptist Church. Rev. Steve Williams officiated. Burial was in Pine Branch Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Webb Funeral Home in Spruce Pine.

FRANK HERMAN YELTON
BAKERSVILLE – Frank Herman Yelton, 78, of Route 1, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002 in Yancey Nursing Center. He was the son of the late John and Doanie Childers Yelton, and husband of the late Edna Pauline McKinney Yelton. He was also preceded in death by two daughters, Carolyn Hoilman and Doanie Mae Yelton. A farmer, he was a member of Grace Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Sue Buchanan and Debra Garland, both of Bakersville; five sons, Lewis and Michael Yelton of Bakersville, Alvin and Bruce Yelton of Newland, and Steve Yelton of New Lexington, OH; six grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 8 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Henline-Hughes Funeral Home in Bakersvile. Rev. Ronnie Gouge officiated. Burial was at 11 a.m. Friday in McKinney Cemetery. The family received friends from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

JOHN JUNIOR YELTON
BAKERSVILLE – John Junior Yelton, 71, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002 at the Brian Center in Spruce Pine. He was the son of the late John and Laura Yelton. He was also preceded in death by sisters, Grace Hoilman, Dora Hoilman, Mandy Buchanan, Carrie Yelton and Martha Yelton; and brothers Fred, Jess and Claude Yelton. He was self-employed as a farmer.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 8 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Henline-Hughes Funeral Home in Bakersville. Rev. Bob McKinney officiated. Burial was at 11 a.m. Saturday in russ Memorial Cemetery. The family received friends from 6:30-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

FRANK HINTERSTOCKER
NEWLAND – Frank Hinterstocker, 67, of Bridge Lane, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002 in an Asheville hospital. He was the son of the late Frances X. and Mary Dillenkoser Hinterstocker. Former vice-president of Manhatten Savings Bank, he was also preceded in death by a sister, Hilda Manganello. He was a volunteer at Spruce Pine Community Hospital, and also worked with the My Meds program. He served as a board member of the Spruce Pine Hospital endowment and was a parishioner of St. Lucien Catholic Church.
Survivors inlude his nephews, Michael Manganello of Newland and Frank Manganello of New York; a niece, Linda Zulfer of Newland; and seven great nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Lucien Catholic Church. Father Curt Phon officiated. Graveside services were held in Mt. Pleasant, NY. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Webb Funeral Home in Spruce Pine. Memorial donations may be made to Frank Hinterstocker Scholarship Fund, c/o Spruce Pine Hospital Volunteers, 125 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.

GLADYS IRENE BOONE SPARKS
CHARLOTTE – Gladys Irene Boone Sparks, 91, died Friday, Sept. 6, 2002 at Southminister Retirement Community. A native of Mitchell County, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Docia Jarrett Boone. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Marguerite Elliott; and one grandson, Jeffery Uber. A member of Myers Park Baptist Church, she and her husband owned Mitchell Distributing Company. She was a member of Myers Park Country Club and a great supporter of classical music.
Survivors include her husband, Romulus B. Sparks of Southminister; one son, Michael Sparks of Fairview; three daughters, Geraldine Emmert, Martha Arcilesi and Anita Uber, all of Charlotte; a sister, Laura Lou Willis of Spruce Pine; nine grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Harry & Bryant Company “Chapel in the Oaks.” Rev. Joseph Aldrich officiated. Burial followed in Sharon Memorial Park. The family received friends from 1 p.m. until the service hour, and from 4-5 p.m. at Southminister Retirement Community.

JESSIE YELTON
FOREST CITY – Jessie Yelton, 86, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2002 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late John and Hattie Greene Yelton, and wife of the late Earnest V. Yelton. A homemaker, she was a member of Fellowship Holiness Church in Spindale.
Survivors include five daughters, Josephine Fish, Margie Sisk and Thelma Louise Holland of Forest City, Edna Mott of Bostic and Annie Faye Wall of Spartanburg, SC; a son, James Joseph Yelton of Forest City; three sisters, Martha Mosley, Mary Yelton and Dona Buchanan, all of Bakersville; two brothers, Joyce Yelton of Bakersville, and Vestil Yelton of Sykesville, MD; four half brothers; two half sisters; 21 grandchildren; 45 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.
Funeral services were eld at 2 p.m. tuesday at Fellowship Holiness Church. revs. G.B. Brown, Paul Nelon, Dennis Yelton, Roger Hudgins and Douglas Carpenter officiated. Burial was in Yelton Family Cemetery. The family received friends from 6-9 p.m. Monday at Crowe’s Mortuary in Rutherfordton.

EDWINA HARDIN DAVIS
SPRUCE PINE – Edwina Hardin Davis died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2002 at Spruce Pine Community Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Ira and Grace Montgomery Hardin of Blue Mountain, MS. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, she taught elementary school in Mississippi, and Reading, English and Spanish in Florida, before retiring.
Survivors include her husband, Dr. Jeff V. Davis of the home, and Laura jo Narmour of Eupora, MS.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Friday in Spruce Pine Memorial Cemetery. The family received friends from 10 a.m. until the service hour Friday at Webb Funeral Home.

HELEN RUTH ROSE
SPRUCE PINE – Helen Ruth Rose, 90, of Phillips Lane, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2002 at her home. She was the daughter of the late Paul Alexander and Myrtle Elizabeth Weatherman Rose. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Edna Wilson; and two brothers, Lamar A. and James W. Rose. A Mitchell County Public School teacher for 44 years, she had taught at Ledger, Sunshine and Harris Elementary. She was a member of Spruce Pine United Methodist Church and the N.C. Association of Educators.
Survivors include her sisters, Ethel E. Rose of the home, and Mable Whiton of Spruce Pine; three nieces; three nephews, and numerous great nieces and great nephews.
Funeral services were held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Grindstaff Memorial Chapel of Webb Funeral Home. Burial was at 11 a.m. Thursday in Spruce Pine Memorial Cemetery. The family received friends from 4:30 p.m. until the service hour Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Mitchell County, P.O. Box 38, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.

KENT BURNETTE
MARION – Kent Burnette, 83, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002 at McDowell Nursing Center. He was the son of the late Daniel and Rittie Hollifield Burnette. A member of Chapel Hill Baptist Church, he was retired from Drexel Heritage Furnishings, and a WWII veteran of the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Effler Burnette of the home; a son, John Effler of Marion; a sister, Mattie Hollifield of Marion; two grandchildren; and one great grandson.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Westmoreland Funeral Home. Rev. Eric Grindstaff officiated. Burial was in Chapel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 1 p.m. until the service hour Thursday.

CARL JOHNSON
BAKERSVILLE – Carl Johnson, 83, of Davis Cemetery Road, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002 at his home. He was the son of the late J.W. and Minnie Davis Johnson, and husband of the late Mozelle Briggs Johnson. He was a self-employed carpenter and a member of Mine Creek Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Judy Roberts and Mae Stanley, both of Bakersville; a sister, Juanita Wilson of Burnsville; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mine Creek Baptist Church. Revs. Kenneth Murphy, Eugene Briggs, Denny Crow and Frank Wyatt officiated. Burial followed in Mine Creek Cemetery. The family received visitors from 7-9 p.m. Friday at the church. Henline-Hughes Funeral Home in Bakersville was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Gideons International, P.O. box 369, Little Switzerland, 28749.

ARCHIE CHAPMAN GREENE
BAKERSVILLE – Archie Chapman Greene, 79, of Hwy. 226 North, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2002 at the Brian Center in Spruce Pine. He was the son of the late Johnn and Katie Greene. He was self-employed as a farmer.
Survivors include one sister, Mary Greene of Tazewell, VA; Brownlow Moffitt, Gary and Janice McKinney, Ryan McCann, Floyd and Jeannene Garland, Darren and Jessica Williams, and Georgia Gouge Moffitt.
Funeral services were held at 8 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Henline-Hughes Funeral Home in Bakersville. Rev. Roger Laws officiated. Burial was at 3 p.m. Sunday in Honeycutt Cemetery. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

EDNA BURLESON ALDRIDGE
PLUMTREE – Edna Burleson Aldridge, 79, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2002. She was the daughter of the late William and Bertie Stamey Carpenter. She was also preceded in death by her husbands, C.W. Burleson Jr. and Donely C. Aldridge; a brother, Sam Carpenter; and a sister, Nancy Sue Ballew. A postal assistant at Plumtree Post Office, she was a long-standing member of Plumtree Presbyterian Church, where she was treasurer.
Survivors include one daughter, Clara Dickson of Newland; a son, Donely Christopher Aldridge of Lexington, KY; a step-daughter, Donna G. Deaton of Old Fort; three brothers, Arnold, Schyler Jr., and Max Carpenter; two sisters, Ellen Carpenter and Carolyn Weller; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and eight step-great grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at Plumtree Presbyterian Church at 11 a.m. Monday. Revs. Wallace Wise and Gordon Williams officiated. Memorial donations may be made to Plumtree Presbyterian Church.


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