Miscellaneous Mitchell County, North Carolina Obituaries

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ZELLA DELLINGER
SPRUCE PINE – Zella Dellinger, 69, of Sunnybrook Lane, died Thursday, July 18, 2002 in an Asheville hospital. She was the daughter of the late Virgil and Rosie Buchanan Pitman, and wife ofthe late Delmar Dellinger. A member of Whites Memorial Baptist Church, she was employed by Spruce Pine Community Hospital.
Survivors include her sons, Allen and Douglas Dellinger, both of Spruce Pine; sisters, Lorene Gouge of Marion, Jennie Moore of Spruce Pine, and Azalene McGee and Oleta McGee, both of Bakersville; brothers, Pat and Lee Pitman, both of Bakersville; and two grandsons.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at Whites Memorial Baptist Church. Revs. Shane Buchanan and Ken Jenkins officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Webb Funeral Home in Spruce Pine.

JOHN MCKINNEY CANN
LAURENS, SC – Rev. Dr. John M. Cann, 69, died Sunday, July 14, 2002 at Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Center. Former pastor at Bakersville Baptist Church, he was the son of the late Harvey Danner and Plumer Hutchens Cann. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Jane Cann Freeland. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served as minister to several churches during his career. He held a bachelor’s degree from Furman University, a master of divity from Southern Theological Seminary, and a doctorate of ministry from McCormick Theological Seminary. He was involved in medical research for Parkinson’s disease and donated his body to medical science.
Survivors include his wife, Jean Lanford Cann of the home; a son, John Mark Cann of Landrum, SC; a daughter, Jean Alison Cann of Spartanburg; a brother, Terry Danner Cann; and two grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at 6 p.m. Wednesday for the residents of Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Center. A worship service washeld at 2 p.m. Saturday at Laurens First Presbyterian Church. A reception followed in Hunter hall to receive family and friends.

DOROTHY THOMAS CROWDER
SPRUCE PINE – Dorothy Thomas Crowder, 93, of Ernest Crowder Lane, died Sunday, July 7, 2002 at her residence. She was the daughter of Wilburn and Charlotte Burleson Thomas, and wife of the late Ernest Crowder. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Lillian Still; a sister, Mary Biggerstaff, and brothers, Ruben, Baxter, Fonzer and Clarence Thomas. A homemaker, she was a member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include her daughters, Lessie Eaton, Lela Singleton, and Lona Cable, all of Spruce Pine, and Lydia Banks of Nebo; sons, Lewis, Leonard and Lanny Crowder, all of Spruce Pine, and Lance Crowder of Mt. Holly; sisters, Julie McClellan, Georgia McClellan and Pansy Hise, all of Spruce Pine; a brother, Monroe Thomas of Spruce Pine; 23 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; and five great great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. Rev. Luther Carver officiated. Burial followed in Pendley Cemetery. The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Avery County, P.O. Box 1357, Newland, NC 28657. Henline-Funeral Home in Bakersville was in charge of arrangements.

EUGENE HOLDER
BAKERSVILLE – Eugene Holder, 90, of Hughway 261 North, died Wednesday, July 17. 2002 in the Brian Center Spruce Pine. He was the son of the late Dave and Nora Ledford Holder. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Dollie Woodby, and a brother, Leon Holder. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a farmer.
Survivors include his wife, June Thomas Holder of the home; and a daughter, Janice Holder Stewart of Franklin, Tennessee.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Henline-Hughes Funeral Home in Bakersville. Revs. Dallas Renfro and Tommy Thomas officiated. Burial followed in Major Cemetery. The family received friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday.

PAULINE STREET
BAKERSVILLE – Pauline Street, 93, of Greasy Creek Road, died Thursday, July 18, 2002 at her home. She was the daughter of thelate Charles and Rosie Greene Forbes, and wife of the late Paul Street. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include six nieces, Ethel Broyles, Barbara Forbes, Helen Woody, Kathleen Garland, Bobbie Garland, and Charlene Gouge; and two nephews, Bruce Forbes and Brooks Garland.
Funeral services were held at 8 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Henline-Hughes Funeral Home in Bakersville. Rev. J.C. Sheets officiated. Burial was at 2 p.m. Sunday in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Johnson City, TN. The family received friends from 7 p.m. until the service hour Saturday at the funeral home.

L.O. “LES” CHAPMAN
LITTLE SWITZERLAND – L.O. “Les” Chapman, 80, of Charlotte and Little Switzerland, died Wednesday, July 17, 2002 at his home in Little Switzerland. He was the son of the late Ila E. and Elizabeth Barnes Chapman. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Juanita Woollard. He was a member of Myers Park Presbyterian Church, where he served as deacon and elder. He was a 58-year member of the James Ladd Burgess Masonic Lodge in Dallas, TX, member of the Horace Williams Philosophy Group, and served on several local and state boards. He was a four-year veteran of WWII, and after being recalled to duty in Korea, was discharged as a Major in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Survivors include his wife, Elisabeth Heath Chapman; a daughter, Mary Beth Chapman; sons, Eric, Doug, Dennis, and Bruce Chapman; 12 grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Myer Park Presbyterian Church. The family received friends at the church immediately following the service. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Mitchell County, P.O. Box 38, Spruce Pine, NC 28777; or to the Myers Park Presbyterian Church Music Fund, 2501 Oxford Place, Charlotte, NC 28207.

JIMMY FRANKLIN
SPRUCE PINE – Jimmy Franklin, 55, of US Hwy. 19E, died Saturday, July 20, 2002 at Memorial Mission Hospital. He was the son of the late Warren James and Ruth Freeman Franklin. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Joyce Laverne Huskins. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, and owner of Jim’s Market and Franklin Backhoe Service.
Survivors include one daughter, Michelle Renee Laughter of Charlotte; one son, James Shawn Franklin of Charlotte; two sisters, Barbara Jean Thornburg of Hickory and Susan Diane Burleson of Newland; one brother, Johnny Charles Franklin of Spruce Pine; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. tuesday at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. Revs. Jim Durham and Luther Carver officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home in Spruce pine.

GARRET C. PITTMAN
PONCA CITY, OK – Garret C. “Gary” Pittman, 80, died Saturday, July 20, 2002 at Shawn Manor Nursing Home. He was the son of the late Elzie and Lillie Wise Pittman. He was also preceded in death by five brothers, and two sisters. He served in the Army Air Corp during WWII, and the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He was a retired physical therapist. He was a member of Westernwood Baptist Church and attended Northeast Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Pittman of the home; children, Gary Wayne Pittman of Johnson City, TN, Carolyn Fowler of Wichita Falls, TX, Barbara Dillard of Newkirk, OK, Bobby Wester of Keller, TX, and Connie Foxx of Newbury Park, CA; one sister, Dee Kurucz of Spruce Pine; eight grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.
A graveside service was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery. Rev. Dr. Larry E. Nigh officiated.

STEPHEN WAYNE DELLINGER
BAKERSVILLE – Stephen Wayne Dellinger, 68, of Cane Creek Road, died Friday, July 19, 2002 at his home. He was the son of the late Marvin and Susan Buchanan Dellinger. A member of Baptist Church of Orlando, he was employed by Carolina Freight for 30 years.
Survivors include his wife, Mary McKinney Dellinger of the home; a daughter, Susan Kearns of Orlando, FL; a son, Steven Dellinger of Orlando, FL; sisters, Ruth Lamkin of Plainsboro, NJ, and Rachel Lyons of Spruce Pine; a brother, Jack D. Dellinger of Bakersville and Pensacola, FL; and one grandson.
Funeral services were held at 8 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Henline-Hughes Funeral Home in Bakersville. Revs. John Stafford and Mark McKinney officiated. Burial was at 11 a.m. Monday in Cane Creek Cemetery. The family received friends from 7 p.m. until the service hour Sunday at the funeral home.

ALLEN D. PARSLEY
SPRUCE PINE – Allen D. Parsley, 86, of Harris Heights, died Friday, July 19, 2002 at his home. He was the son of the late George W. and Elizabeth Presnell Parsley. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, R.C. and Dave Parsley, both of the Newdale community. A WWII Army veteran, he was a member of First Baptist Church in Spruce Pine. While in the Army, he earned the Oakleaf Cluster, Bronze Star, Silver Star and the Purple Heart. He worked with his father, brothers and son in the family retail business until his retirement in 2001.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Glenn Parsley of the home; a son, Dale Allen Parsley of Spruce Pine; a brother, Sam Parsley of Newdale; a sister, Daisy Young of Newdale; and one granddaughter.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church. Drs. Page Lee and David Vess officiated. Burial was in Spruce Pine Memorial Cemetery. The family received friends from 12:30 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.

JERRY RAY WISEMAN
NEWLAND – Jerry Ray Wiseman, 56, of Utopia Lane, died Thursday, July 18, 2002 in an Asheville hospital. He was the son of the late Roy and Annie Sullins Wiseman. He was a member of Bel View Baptist Church and an honorary member of the Toe River Sportsman Club.
Survivors include his wife, Julia Ollis Wiseman; daughters, Jerrie Wiseman of Spruce Pine, Diane Furr of Stanfield, and Denise Lewis of Albemarle; a son, Dennis Wiseman of Albemarle; a sister, Betty Grindstaff of Mooresville; brothers, Bill and Roger Wiseman, both of Spruce Pine, and Donald Wiseman of Engelhard; 12 grandchildren; and one great grandchild.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Bel View Baptist Church. Revs. Tommy Carver and Robert Earwood officiated. Burial was in Sullins Branch Cemetery. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Webb Funeral Home in Spruce Pine.

MACK MELVIN BUCHANAN
VINCENNES, IN – Mack Melvin Buchanan, 78, formerly of Bakersville, died Sunday, July 14, 2002 at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was the son of Arnold and Mertie Freeman Buchanan. He was also preceded in death by one brother. He was retired from Prestolite Battery Plant and was working at Wal-Mart as a greeter. He was a WWII Marine veteran and a member of First Church of God andthe Disabled American Veterans.
Survivors include his wife, Rosalie Graves Buchanan of the home; a daughter, Elaine Sims of Vincennes; a sister, Thelma Ayers of Bakersville; five brothers, Arthur Buchanan of Tacoma, WA, George Buchanan and Carlos Buchanan, both of Bakersville; Albert Buchanan of Lompac; and Jim Buchanan of Spencer, OK; and one grandson.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Church of God. Rev. Georg Karl officiated. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery. The family received friends from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Goodwin Funeral Home.

ROY H. GARLAND
BAKERSVILLE – Roy H. Garland, 73, died Wednesday, July 24, 2002 at Spruce Pine Community Hospital. He was the sonof the late Garrett and Mary Greene Garland. A member of Berera Brethren Church, he was a self-employed timberman and logger.
Survivors include two sons, Marvin Garland of Johnson City, TN, and Melvin Garland of Lexington; five sisters, Hazel Stevens of Spruce Pine, Viola Masters and Nellie Yelton of Bakersville, Fairy Mae Carver of Johnson City, TN, and Shirley Yelton of Finksburg, MD; four brothers, Malone Garland of Bakersville, Nattie Garland of Glenrock, PA, Rev. Cecil Garland and Ernest Garland of Johnson City, TN; two granddaughters; and six great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Henline-Hughes Funeral Home. Revs. Cecil Garland, G.B. Garland, and Larry Greene officiated. Burial followed in Garland-Greene Cemetery. The family received friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

JOSEPH S. MCKINNEY
SPRUCE PINE – Joseph S. “Joe” McKinney, 65, of Ponderosa Drive, died Saturday, July 27, 2002 in Spruce Pine Community Hospital following a short illness. He was the son of the late Samuel and Mollie Washburn McKinney. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Kathleen York. A retired carpenter, he was a member of Grassy Creek Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran, past master of the Spruce Pine Masonic Lodge 554 A.F.A.M. and past Worthy Patron of the Spruce Pine Eastern Star #27.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Sue Grindstaff McKinney of the home; a daughter, Marilyn Byrd of Spruce Pine; sisters, Ora McKinney and Emma Lou Burnette, both of Spruce Pine, and Myrtle Lois Shroud of Nebo; brothers, Charlie and Gus McKinney, both of Spruce Pine; and several nieces a nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Grassy Creek Baptist Church. Revs. Matthew Mills and R.M. Cassity officiated. Burial followed in Grassy Creek Memorial Gardens. Graveside rites were conducted by the Spruce Pine Masonic Lodge. The family received friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday at Webb Funeral Home.

JAMES C. MCKINNEY
SPRUCE PINE – James C. “Bud” McKinney, of Berry Street, died Wednesday, July 24, 2002 in Spruce Pine Community Hospital. He was the son of the late Graydon and Alma Lowery McKinney. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Joseph (J.D.) and Robert Samuel McKinney. He attended Blue Ridge Baptist Church andwasa retired heavy equipment operator.
Survivors include his sisters, Edith Smith of Marion, and Lucy McKinney of Spruce Pine.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Grindstaff Memorial Chapel of Webb Funeral Home in Spruce Pine. Rev. Cephas Renfro officiated. Burial was in Biddix Cemetery. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

DARLIE STREET HILL
BAKERSVILLE – Darlie Street Hill, 87, of Blevins Branch Road, died Friday, July 26 at Brian Center Healthcare. He was the son of the late Jesse and Venie Moffitt Street, and wife of the late Frank Hill. A homemaker, she was a member of St. Paul Freewill Baptist Church.
Survivors include five sons, Frank Hill Jr. of Baltimore, MD, Robert Hill of Hampton, TN, J.C. and Ronald Hill of Bakersville, and Ed Lee Hill of Telford, TN; two sisters, Vista Parker of Bakersville, and Pearl Sheets of Baltimore, MD; one brother, Nave Street of Bakersville; 10 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.mm. Sunday at St. Paul Freewill Baptist Church. Revs. Roger Laws and Bill Greer officiated. Burial followed in Garland Cemetery. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Henline-Hughes Funeral Home in Bakersville. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Mitchell County, P.O. Box 38, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.

PAULINE WISEMAN
MARION – Pauline Wiseman, 70, of Highway 221N, died Wednesday, July 24, 2002. She was the daughter of the late Ed and Bonnie McKinney Riddle, and wife of the late William Earl Wiseman. She was a homemaker and member of Blue Ridge Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Bobbi Sparks of Union Mills, and Rosie Griffith of Marion; one son, Eddie Wiseman of Marion; four sisters, Edith Crowder of Nebo, Hester Ledford and Grace Mckinney, both of Hickory, and Cartha Lowery of Spruce Pine; two brothers, Clyde and David Riddle, both of Spruce Pine; seven grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday in the Grindstaff Memorial Chapel of Webb Funeral Home in Spruce Pine. Rev. Cephas Renfro officiated. Burial was in McKinney Gap Cemetery. The family received friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

VIRGINIA MURRELL CROWDER HUGHES
BURNSVILLE – Virginia Murrell Crowder Hughes, 54, of Route 2, died Monday, July 29, 2002. She was the daughter of the late Charles W. Crowder and Doris Johnson Crowder of Newdale. She was employed by Yancey County Headstart for a number of years.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by her husband, Robert Hughes; daughters, Debbie McKinney and Angie Hughes, both of Newdale; a son, Robbie Hughes of Newdale; a sister, Pat Weatherman of Lewisville; her twin brother, Charles Crowder of Burnsville; six grandchildren; and severalnieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Grindstaff Memorial Chapel of Webb Funeral Home in Spruce Pine. Rev. Ronnie Gouge officiaed. Burial was in Strawbridge Young Cemetery. The family received friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

ANNE PYATTE FRANKLIN
SPRUCE PINE – Anne Pyatte Franklin, 82, of Asheville, formerly of the Three Mile community, died Monday, July 29, 2002 in an Asheville hospital. She was the daughter of the late Chelsey J. Pyatte, and Carrie Geouge Pyatte of Celo. She was a member of Altamont Methodist Church and had been active in 4-H.
In addition to her mother, sie is survived by her daughter, Judith Bias of Asheville; half-sisters, Marilyn Parsons of Three Mile, Gloria Stewart, Frances Creson and Savannah Shuford, all of Celo, and Naomi Hensley of Marion; half-brother, Joe Geouge of Frederick, MD; step-sisters, Belle Joines of Monroe and Vestina Buchanan of Marion; two grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Altamont Methodist Church. Revs. Keith Tutterow and Greg Doll officiated. Burial was in Pisgah Cemetery. The family received friends from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Webb Funeral Home in Spruce Pine.

FRANCES WISEMAN
SPRUCE PINE – Frances Wiseman, 88, of Highway 19E North, died Tuesday, July 30, 2002, in Spruce Pine Community Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Robert L and Maggie Young Hall, and the wife of the late John Wiseman. She was a member of Pine Grove United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her daughter, Tammy Hall of Spruce Pine; sister, Frankie Hall of Spruce Pine; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 8 p.m. Friday in the Grindstaff Memorial Chapel of Webb Funeral Home. Rev. Bill Grindstaff officiated. Burial was at 10 a.m. Saturday in Mt. Zion Cemetery. The family received friends from 6 p.m. until the service hour Friday at the funeral home.

RUTH PITMAN MINISH
MARION – Ruth Pitman Minish, 77, died Tuesday, July 23, 2002 at Spruce Pine Community Hospital. A native of Mitchell County, she was the daughter of the late John and Bertie Jane Burleson Pitman, and wife of the late Floyd Minish. She attended New Manna Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, John Minish of Marion, and Steve Minish of Old Fort; three sisters, Bell Pitman and Mary Buchanan, both of Spruce Pine, and Mable Mace of Weaverville; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday at New Manna Baptist Church. Burial followed at Hicks Chapel Cemetery. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. at the church. Kirksey Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

CARRIE LAWS BUTNER
MARION – Carrie Laws Butner, 75, died Thursday, August 1, 2002 at her residence. she was the daughter of the late Jeff and Bessie Hughes Laws. she was retired from Cross Cotton Mill.
Survivors include two daughters, Donna B. Oliver of Nebo, and Carolyn Robinson of Bostic; one son, Dennis W. butner of Nebo; one brother, Jay Laws of Burnsville; one sister, Lila Murdock of Williamston; six grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Going Home Free Will Baptist Church. Rev. Jeff Duncan officiated. Burial was at Will Young Cemetery in Yancey County. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Westmoreland Funeral Home.

RAY EDWARD SILVER
BAKERSVILLE – Ray Edward Silver, 85, died Friday, August 2, 2002 at his home. He was the son of the late Cleve and Mamie Buchanan Silver. He was employed by Harris Mining company and a member of Silver Chapel Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Survivors include his wife, Rosa Whitson Silver of the home; daughters, Patricia Ollis of spruce Pine, and Kathy Tipton of Charleston, SC; sisters, Revia Buchanan of Spruce Pine and Bernice Howell of Bakersville; brothers, Howard and Claude Silver of Bakersville, and Charles Silver of Marion; three grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Henline-Hughes Funeral Home in Bakersville. Revs. Mark McKinney and J.J. Orr officiated. burial followed in Silver Chapel Cemetery. The family received friends from 7-9 p.m. Saturday.

JAY GARLAND
MICAVILLE – Jay Garland, 70, of Hwy. 19E, died Sunday, August 4, 2002 at the Brian Center in Spruce Pine. A native of Mitchell County, he was the son of the late Doss Garland and Pearl Stevens Garland of Bakersville. He was employed by Avondale Mills and was a member of Mine Fork Freewill Baptist Church. He was also a member of Burnsville Masonic Lodge #717 A.F. & A.M.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Wilma Stockton Garland of the home; sons, Ronnie Ray Garland of Jonesborough, TN, and John Eric Garland of Burnsville; daughter, Connie Jay Presnell of Green Mountain; sisters, Elvia Gay Garland of Hendersonville, Ellen Hawley of Atlanta, GA, Carolyn Galloway of Rosman, and Doris Hill Phillips of Bakersville; brothers, Lloyd Garland, Ray Garland, Howard Garland and Elmer Garland, all of Bakersville; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren;and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Henline-Hughes Funeral Home in Bakersville. Revs. Ronnie Gouge and Jeff Fox officiated. Burial followed in Garland Cemetery, with graveside rites conducted by Burnsville Masonic Lodge #717 A.F. & A.M. the family received friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Yancey County.

MARQUERITE GREENE MCKINNEY
BAKERSVILLE – Marguerite Greene McKinney, 89, of Newport News, VA, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002. She was the daughter of the late Doc and Jessie Greene. A member of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Newport News, she retired with 27 years of service with the Department of Army.
Survivors include her husband, Samuel Milton McKinney of the home; a sister, Winfred Morgan of Van Nuys, CA, and a brother, Albert Greene of Daytona, FL.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Bakersville Memorial Cemetery. Rev. J.J. Orr officiated. Henline-Hughes Funeral Home in Bakersville was in charge of arrangements.

BRUCE M. SLAGLE
BAKERSVILLE – Bruce M. Slagle, 72, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002 at Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville. He was the son of the late Earl Slagle, and Sally Roberts Slagle of Bakersville. He was also preceded in death by a son, Kenny Bruce Slagle. He was a lumberman with Parker Lumber Company.0
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Sue Fannon Slagle of the home; a sister, Jackie Young of Johnson City, TN; and a brother, Carl Slagle of Bakersville.
Funeral services were held at 8 p.m. Thursday at Red Hill Baptist Church. Revs. Randy Wise and Jack Callahan officiated. Burial was at 5 p.m. Friday in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the church. Henline-Hughes Funeral Home in Bakersville was in charge of arrangements.

FRANK A. MCKINNEY
BAKERSVILLE – Frank A. McKinney, 63, of Gouge Cove Road, died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2002 at Spruce Pine Community Hospital. He was the son of the late Floyd and Savannah Slagle McKinney, and husband of the late Annette Burleson McKinney. He was a millwright and a member of Cloudland Baptist Church.
Survivors include two step-daughters, Cindy Visnaw and Lisa Roberson, both of Spruce Pine; three sisters, Gladys Hoilman and Frances McKinney of Maryland, and Rose Edna Knight of Virginia; and two brothers, Wayne and Ronald McKinney, both of Bakersville.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cloudland Baptist Church. Revs. Danny Silvers and Tommy Thompson officiated. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday at Henline-Hughes Funeral Home in Bakersville.

WANDA LEIGH BRYANT
BURNSVILLE – Wanda Leigh Bryant, 61, of Little Creek, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002 at Spruce Pine Community Hospital. A native of Mitchell County, she was the daughter of the late Carson and Lillie Wilson Griffith. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Alfred Griffith. She was a member of Bee Log Baptist Church, and was retired from Glen Raven Mills.
Survivors include her husband, R.C.Bryant; a son, Mickey Bryant of Burnsville; a sister, Virginia Johnson of Poplar; two brothers, John Henry Griffith of Baltimore, MD and J.B. Griffith of Poplar; and one grandson.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. Revs. Paul Robinson, Jamie Pate, and Jim Pate officiated. Burial was in the Bennett Cemetery in Poplar. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeal home.

BILL WINTERS
SPRUCE PINE – Bill Winters, 73, of Creekside Lane, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2002 at his home. He was the son of the late Barney and Annie Hughes Winters. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Opal Winters; and two brothers, Homer and John Herman Winters. A member of Beaver Creek Baptist Church, he enjoyed playing the fiddle and bluegrass music. He was retired from Baxters.
Survivors include his wife, Louise Carpenter Winters; a son, Kirk Winters of Spruce Pine; a sister, Ruby Baker of Spruce Pine; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grindstaff Memorial Chapel of Webb Funeral Home in Spruce Pine. Revs. Alvin Carpenter and Steve Williams officiated. Burial was in Spruce Pine Memorial Cemetery. The family received friends from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

JAMES EDWARD PRESNELL
MARION – James Edward Presnell, 85, died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2002 at his home after an extended illness. He was the son of the late W.B. Presnell and Essie Laws Presnell. He was a WWII veteran and member of Sunnyvale Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon for 10 years.
Survivors include his wife, Clarice Dellinger Presnell of the home; one son, Kenneth Presnell of Nebo; two daughters, Carolyn Waters of Marion, and Doris Greene of Bakersville; three brothers, Lee and Paul Presnell, both of Marion, and Arnold Presnell of Nebo; two sisters, Rose Ann Parkins and Bonnie Lavender, both of Nebo; two grandsons; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Fairview Free Will Baptist Church. Rev. Jimmy Buchanan officiated. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Friday at Kirksey Funeral Home.

SAM CALLOWAY
MAGNOLIA, OH – Sam Calloway, 80, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2002 following a brief illness. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII and retired from Republic Steel Corp. He later worked as a Greeter at Wal-Mart in Massillon, OH. He was a member of Pleasant Hills Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Ada Calloway of the home; two sons, Rev. Dale Calloway of Massillon, and Randy Calloway of Canton, OH; a daughter, Gwynneth Brockbank of Hudson, FL; eight grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m.Tuesday at Big Meadows Baptist Church in Newland. His son, Rev. Dale Calloway officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. the family received friends from 12 noon until the service hour at the church. Webb Funeral Home in Spruce Pine was in charge of arrangements.

NOLA JOYCE GREER MASTERS
STATESVILLE – Nola Joyce Greer Masters, 98, formerly of Mitchell County, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002 at the Brian Center in Spruce Pine. She was the daughter of the late Jones Caldwell Greer and Lilly Alice Greer Greer, and wife of the late Henry Moses Masters. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Madge Schoner; four sisters; and four brothers. She was a former school teacher and active member of Snow Creek United Methodist Church of Statesville.
Survivors include four sons, Donald Eugene Masters of Greensboro, Jones Masters and William Masters, both of Statesville; and Kenneth Masters of Marathon, FL; four daughters, Mary Jane Archer of Titusville, FL, Alma Kallam of Greensboro, Grace Breese of Statesville, and Clara Peterson of Burnsville; 20 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Snow Creek United Methodist Church. Revs. Joe Conley and Bob Harris officiated. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends in the church fellowship hall following the service.


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