Miscellaneous Mitchell County, North Carolina Obituaries

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JESSE ROSE
ASHEVILLE – Jesse M. Rose, 78, formerly of Mitchell County, died Sunday, May 26, 2002 in an Asheville Hospice Center. He was the son of the late Baird Rose and Alice McClellan Rose, and stepson of the late Charlie Rose. He was also preceded in death by one brother, William Rose. He was owner of Fun Wheels Gran Prix in Asheville and a member of First Freewill Baptist Church of Spruce Pine.
Survivors include his wife, Sylvia Goins Rose of the home; one son, J.D. Rose of Asheville; two daughters, Pat Young of Asheville, and Wanda Leatherwood of Waynesville; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Grindstaff Memorial Chapel of Webb Funeral Home in Spruce Pine. Rev.Johnny Willis officiated. Burial was in Yellow Mountain Cemetery. The family received friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

CHARLES M. WISEMAN
SPRUCE PINE – Charles M. Wiseman, 69, of Hanging Rock Road, died Wednesday, May 29, 2002. He was the son of the late Jim and Octavia Wiseman. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, John Amos and Kent Wiseman, and a sister, Bobbie Jobe. He was a member of Pine Grove United Methodist Church, where he served as Sunday School superintendent for 30 years. He was a charter member of Green Valley Fire Department, past president of Green Valley Community Club, and a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He retired from CSX Railroad after 20 years.
Survivors include his wife, Jean Wiseman, of the home; sons, James Wiseman of Hanging Rock Road, and David Wiseman of Granite Falls; daughters, Sharon Crisafulli of Plantation, FL, Susie Williams and Lesa Fisher of Hanging Rock Road, and Carolyn Miller of Spruce Pine; sisters, Buena Watson of Rutherfordton, Lela Lovelace of Spruce Pine, and Lois Touchette of New York; brothers, James Edward, Roy and Milton Wiseman, all of Spruce Pine; seven grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
A celebration of life service was held at 4 p.m. Thursday at Pine Grove United Methodist Church. Rev. Jim Durham officiated. The family received friends from 2 p.m. until the service hour Thursday at the church. Webb Funeral Home in Spruce Pine was in charge of arrangements.

SALLIE VINES STAFFORD
SPRUCE PINE – Sallie Vines Stafford, 93, of Tempie Mountain Road, died Wednesday, May 29, 2002 at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Elias Franklin and Mary Ann Johnson Vines, and wife of the late Doby Stafford. She was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Ruby Stafford; sisters, Jane Harmon and Naomi Brown; and brothers, Jim, Roby, Roy and Clayton Vines. A member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, she was retired from Ellens Knitting Mill.
Survivors include her daughter, Edna Duncan of Spruce Pine; a son, Doby Stafford Jr. of Spruce Pine; sisters, Annie Brown and Laura Cook, both of Boone, and Hattie Vines of Charlotte; five grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. Revs. Harold Grindstaff, Ralph Hedrick, R.M. Cassity and Greg Hollifield officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Webb Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to: Hospice of Mitchell County, P.O. Box 38, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.

CLARENCE PITTMAN
BAKERSVILLE – Clarence Pittman, 85, of Cane Creek Road, died Friday, May 31, 2002 at Spruce Pine Community Hospital. He was the son of the late Ken and Tempie Aldridge Pittman. He was also preceded in death by a son, Robert Lee Pittman. A member of Cane Creek Freewill Baptist Church, he was retired as the owner of Cane Creek General Merchandise.
Survivors include his wife, Pauline Buchanan Pittman of the home; one daughter, Anna Bell McKinney of Bakersville; two sons, Ronnie Pittman of Charlotte, and Arthur Pittman of Semarang, Indonesia; two sisters, Mary Bell Hack of Zellwood, FL and Edna Suggs of Blue Ridge, GA; one brother, Frank Pittman of Zellwood, FL; 11 grandchildren; and fourteen great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Henline-Hughes Funeral Home in Bakersville. Revs. Lee Ayers and Tony McKinney officiated. Burial followed in Cane Creek Cemetery. The family received friends from 2-3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Mitchell County, P.O. Box 38, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.

DAYTON JACK WILSON
HICKORY – Dayton Jack Wilson, 84, formerly of Mitchell County, died Sunday, June 2, 2002 at his residence. He was the son of the late Clyde and Pearl Greene Wilson. He was also preceded in death by a son, James (Jim) Wilson; grandson, Jeff Wilson; granddaughter, Valerie Wilson; and sister, Betty Gouge. A member of Grace, Truth, Missionary Baptist Church, he was retired from J.P. Stevens Company, and was a retired shoe cobbler.
Survivors include his wife, Anna Cain Wilson, of the home; daughters, Sue Hobson of Bakersville, and Pat Danner and Cathie Johnson, both of Newton; a son, Raymond Wilson of Hickory; a brother, Kepler Wilson of Henderson; 11 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and three step grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Grace, Truth, Missionary Baptist Church. Revs. Ronnie Gouge, Danny Silvers and Howard Wilson officiated. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 10 a.m. until the service hour at the church.

BONNIE THOMAS DAVIS
HICKORY – Bonnie Thomas Davis, 78, formerly of Yancey County, died Tuesday, June 4, 2002. She was the daughter of the late Arnold and Pearl Woody Thomas; and wife of the late Fred W. Davis. She was also preceded in death by six brothers, Floyd, Jeter, Bill, Paul, Dan and Arvil Thomas. A member of First Assembly of God, she was a homemaker.
Survivors include two daughters, Lana Byrd of Kannapolis, and Anita Kiser of Hickory; three sons, Marty Davis of Hickory, Chester English of Boone, and Perry English of Dallas, GA; two sisters, Hattie Mae Geouge and Grace Allen, both of Burnsville; five brothers, Jim and Johnnie Thomas, both of Burnsville, Joe Thomas of Raleigh, Ben Thomas of Newland, and Sam Thomas of Bakersville; 10 grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Thursday at First Assembly of God. Rev. Brian Campbell officiated. A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Friday at Bear Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 3:30 until the service hour Thursday at the church.

ORIN JOHN WILSON
NEWDALE – Orin John Wilson, 68, died Tuesday, June 4, 2002 at Spruce Pine Community Hospital. A native of Yancey County, he was the son of the late Charlie “Bud” and Pearl Presnell Wilson. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Gertrude Hopson Wilson, and an infant son, David Kent Wilson. He was owner/operator of O.J. Wilson Stone Company.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Tipton Wilson of the home; three daughters, Deborah Young of Micaville, Donna “Cricket” Winters of Newdale, and Trinity Wilson of Marion; two sons, Douglas Wilson of Morganton, and Orin John Wilson II of the home; three sisters, True Elliott, Faye Boone and Winnie McKinney, all of Newdale; two brothers, Robert Charles Wilson and Frank Leonard Wilson, both of Newdale; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held at 8 p.m.Thursday in the chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. Rev. David Gillespie officiated. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

EDYTHE HENSLEY PHILLIPS
BAKERSVILLE – Edythe Hensley Phillips, 91, of John Canipe Road, died Saturday, June 8, 2002 at the Brian Center in Spruce Pine. She was the daughter of the late Marcus and Leah Adkins Hensley, and wife of the late Walter Arthur Phillips. A homemaker, she was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Survivors include four daughters, Nellie Cole and Carol Gladden of Bakersville, Peggy McSwain of Catawba, and Polly Wilson of Marion; one son, James E. Phillips of Bostic; two sisters, Leah Little of Bristol, VA, and Loretta Welton of Burnsville; 29 grandchildren; 46 great grandchildren; and 14 great great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Henline-Hughes Funeral Home in Bakersville. Revs. Bob Simes and Bill Mitchell officiated. Burial followed in Slagle Cemetery. The family received friends from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta, GA 30368-2454.

KATHLEEN STOCKTON SILVERS
BURNSVILLE – Kathleen Stockton Silvers, 73, of Woodland Hills, died Sunday, June 9, 2002 at the Brian Center in Spruce Pine. A native of Mitchell County, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Bessie McKinney Stockton, and wife of the late Roy Silvers. A seamstress, she was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sisters, Wilma Garland and Mary Higgins, both of Micaville; a brother, Jay Stockton of Bakersville; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mountain View Baptist Church. Rev. Ronnie Gouge officiated. Burial followed in Garland Cemetery. The family received friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Henline-Hughes Funeral Home in Bakersville.

DOROTHY “DOT” GREENE
SPRUCE PINE – Dorothy “Dot” Greene, 94, died Saturday, June 8, 2002 in the Brian Center in Spruce Pine. She was the daughter of the late Grant and Melissa Cox Davis, and wife of the late Earl Greene. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, John, Charlie and Furman Davis. She was a member of Berry Chapel Baptist Church and former owner of Dot’s CafÈ.
Survivors include a son, Don Greene of Robbinsville; one sister, Delphia Renfro of the Crabtree community; five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and six great great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Grindstaff Memorial Chapel of Webb Funeral Home in Spruce Pine. Revs. Dallas Renfro, B.G. McMahan and R.M. Cassity officiated. Burial was in Phillips Cemetery. The family received friends from 1 p.m. until the service hour at the funeral home.


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