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Thomas Osborne Jr. 
  Mr. Thomas David "Davey" Osborne, Jr., 29, of Creston, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000. 
  He was born Dec. 16, 1970 in Chester County, Pa. 
  Survivors include his parents, Thomas and Myrtle Osborne; two sisters, Mrs. Pam Bunting and husband, Phillip, of Creston and Mrs. Patty Hensley of Mountain City, Tenn.; one nephew, Jeremy Bunting of Creston and his paternal grandmother, Nancy Osborne of Morganton. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. 
  Services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Badger Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Frank Woods and the Rev. Tommy Stephens officiating. Burial will follow at the Mountain View Cemetery. 
  Badger Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 

Peggy C. Dickens 
  Mrs. Peggy Ann Crutchfield Dickens, 63, of Sanford, N.C., died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at her residence. 
  She was born in Chatham County, the daughter of the late James Ralph Crutchfield and Emily Katherine Buchanan Crutchfield. She was a graduate of Moncure High School, a former member of Moncure Baptist Church. She recently joined Bethany United Methodist Church near West Jefferson. 
  Survivors include her husband, Royce Edwin "Edd" Dickens; two daughters, Gay D. Hunt of Sanford and Ginger Broussard of Zebulon; one brother, Don Crutchfield of Moncure and one sister, Louise C. Campbell of Sanford. Two grandchildren also survive. 
  Services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Moncure Baptist Church with the Rev. Gregg A. Presnal and the Rev. Matt Garrett officiating. Burial will follow at Lee Memory Gardens. 
  Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Hospice, 1005 Carthage Street, Sanford, N.C. 27330. 
  Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 

Christine M. Teague 
  Mrs. Christine McRary Teague, 77, of Friendly Park Road, Lenoir, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, at College Pines Nursing Center. 
  She was born Dec. 21, 1922, in Caldwell County, to the late Arthur and Minta Downs McRary. She was retired from the Caldwell County School System and a member of First Baptist Church in Hudson. 
  Survivors include her husband, Donald W. Teague; one son, Dennis Teague of Hudson; one daughter, Mrs. Carolyn Winslett of Dallas, Tex. and one brother, Marvin McRary of Conover. She is also survived by three grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. 
  She was preceded in death by two brothers, Avery McRary and Millard McRary and five sisters, Mrs. Maude Kincaid, Mrs. Alma Bush, Mrs. Fern Wilkie, Ms. Foy McRary and Mrs. Stella McGarr. 
  Services were conducted Thursday, Jan. 6, at 3 p.m. at Pendry's Funeral Home Chapel in Lenoir officiated by the Rev. Howard Barnes and the Rev. Wade Dellinger. Burial followed in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Lenoir. 
  Memorial contributions may be made to Burke County Hospice, 1721 Enon Road, Valdese, N.C. 28690; First Baptist Church, 345 North Main Street, Hudson, N.C., 28638 or to the American Diabetes Association, 3109 Poplarwood Court, Raleigh, N.C. 27604-1043. 
  Pendry's Funeral Home in Lenoir was in charge of the arrangements. 

Annie Mae J. Davis 
  Mrs. Annie Mae Johnson Davis, 87, of Todd, N.C., died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at Watauga Medical Center in Boone. 
  She was born in Watauga County, June 9, 1912, to Andrew J. and Ann Gaither Johnson. She was a homemaker. 
  Survivors include three sons, Ralph W. Davis of Deep Gap, Howard Davis of Todd, and Johnny Davis of Crumpler; one daughter, Mary Sue Davis Smith of Hardin Gilley Road in Creston. Six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. 
  She was preceded in death by her husband, John L. Davis and one son, Lawrence Edward Davis. 
  Services were conducted Friday morning at 11 a.m. at Ashelawn Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Arlie Proffit. Burial followed in the Ashelawn Memorial Gardens. 
  Ashelawn Memorial Chapel in Jefferson was in charge of the arrangements.

Scot Laliberte 
  Mr. Scot David-Elie Laliberte, 25, of 1581 Shull's Mill Road, Boone, died Sunday morning, May 14, 2000, as a result of an automobile accident on Shull's Mill Road. 
  He was born Aug. 22, 1974, in Augusta, Maine, to David Conrad and Trudy Giroux Laliberte. He was a 1993 graduate of Cony High School in Augusta and a senior at Appalachian State University. He was a multi sport athlete and had attained All-American status. He was store manager of Rock & Roll Sports in Boone and a member of the Cottonwood Cycling team. 
  Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Trudy and David Ellis of Augusta; his father and stepmother, David and Jane Laliberte of Medford, Ore.; one sister, Mrs. Lisa Gennari and husband, James, of Mass.; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Alta Giroux of Waterville, Maine; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Florence LaHaye of Augusta; one stepsister, Mrs. Angela Brann and husband, Michael, of West Gardiner, Maine; one half-brother, Eliot Laliberte of Medford, Ore. and one stepbrother, Jeremiah Ellis of Portlant, Maine. He is also survived by one niece, Lindsay Brann; one nephew, Connor Brann, both of West Gardiner and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins. 
  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday morning at 10 a.m. at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Augusta, Maine, with the Rev. Gilbert Patenaude officiating. Burial will be in Gracelawn Memorial Park in Auburn, Maine. 
  The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Knowlton & Hewins Funeral Home in Augusta. 
  A memorial service will be conducted Tuesday morning, May 23, at 11 a.m. at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Steven Carreker officiating. 
  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Scot Laliberte Scholarship Fund, in care of Cony High School, 120 Cony Street, Augusta, Maine 04330; or to the Cottonwood Cycling Team. 
  Hampton Funeral Service is in charge of the local arrangements. 

Josephine D. Gaines 
  Mrs. Josephine (Jo) Dixon Gaines, 89, of Highland Farms Retirement Community, Black Mountain, N.C., died Jan. 9, 2000. 
  A native of Green County, N.C., she received her RN degree at Columbia University and Bellevue Hospital, New York, N.Y. She continued her education in public and mental health at the College of William and Mary and the University of N.C. at Chapel Hill. She worked in New York, California, Florida, Georgia and Macon County, N.C. She retired after 22 years service with New River Mental Health in Boone. 
  Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Pat G. Workman of Haysville, N.C.; a son, Robert R. Gaines, Jr. and his wife, Lanna, of Freeman, Mo., four grandsons and two great-grandchildren. 
  There will be a commemorative service on Saturday, May 20, at 2 p.m. at the New River Behavioral Healthcare Center, 132 Poplar Grove Road Connector, Boone, N.C. 28607. 

Jason Keith Price 
  Mr. Jason Keith Price, 27, of Banner Elk, N.C., died Sunday, May 14, 2000, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. 
  A native of Montgomery County, Md., he was a son of James F. and Katherine Mooney Price, Sr. of Limestone, Tenn., formerly of Linville. He was a commercial electrician. 
  Survivors in addition to his parents, are three sisters, Lorna Price of Orlando, Fla., Lisa Wright and husband, Kevin, of Marion, and Laura Price of Banner Elk; one brother, James F. Price Jr., and wife, Debbie, of Bristol, Tenn.; maternal grandmother, Clara Mooney of Linville; and niece, Emma Claire Wright of Marion. 
  Services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Grandfather Chapel of Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home with Pastor Martin Fannion officiating. Burial will follow in the Tanglewood Cemetery in Linville. 
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the services on Wednesday. 
  Memorials may be made to Avery County Habitat for Humanity. 
  Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland is in charge of the arrangements. 

Annie C. Brown 
  Mrs. Annie Louise "Ann" Coffey Brown, 86, of 411 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock, died Tuesday evening, May 16, 2000, at Watauga Medical Center. 
  She was born Nov. 13, 1913, in Blowing Rock, Watauga County, to the late D.P. and Luda Perry Coffey. She was a retired teller from the former Watauga Savings & Loan Association in Boone and a member of First Baptist Church in Blowing Rock. 
  Survivors include two brothers, Glenn Coffey and Justin Coffey and wife, Frances, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Carol Coffey, all of Blowing Rock. She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews, including Richard Gragg of Blowing Rock. 
  She was preceded in death by six sisters and one brother. 
  Services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Blowing Rock, with the Rev. Don Rogers officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. 
  The family will be at the Brown residence, 411 Sunset Drive in Blowing Rock. 
  Flowers are appreciated or memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1903, Boone, N.C. 28607. 
  Hampton Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. 

Gray M. Jones 
  Mr. Gray M. Jones, 77, of 127 Cliffside Lane, Seven Devils, Banner Elk, died Sunday morning, June 18, 2000, at his home. 
  He was born Feb. 27, 1923, in Hamlet, Richmond County, N.C., to the late Charles and Olena McNeely Jones. 
  He was attending N.C. State University on a baseball scholarship when he joined to serve in the U.S. Air Corp during World War II. He was a bomber pilot and flew a B-26 Marauda. Later he retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Lieutenant Colonel, during which he graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Military Science. 
  Mr. Jones was a self-employed real estate broker and a member of Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Valle Crucis. 
  Survivors include his wife, Sylvia W. Jones; four daughters, Mrs. Ellen Andrews and husband, George, of Auburn, Ala., Mrs. Mary Anne Ramseur and husband, Bill, of Charlotte, Ms. Kay Edwards of Denver, Colo. and Mrs. Kimberly Pepper and husband, John, of Tarzana, Calif.; one son, Max Worlund and wife, Wendy, of Atlanta, Ga.; one sister, Ms. Eva Delle Jones of Monroe and one brother, Charles Jones and wife, Elizabeth, of Garner. He is also survived by five grandchildren and one niece. 
  A graveside memorial service will be conducted Saturday morning at 11 o'clock at Holy Cross Episcopal Church Memorial Garden, with the Rev. Carl Cunningham officiating. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Memorial Garden. 
  The family will receive friends Saturday morning from 10:30-11 a.m. at the church, prior to the memorial service. 
  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Holy Cross Episcopal Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 645, Valle Crucis, N.C. 28691 or to Avery County Hospice, P.O. Box 1357, Newland, N.C. 28657. 
  Hampton Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. 

Luther H. Cornett 
  Mr. Luther H. Cornett, 83, of 1255 Eggers Branch Road, Trade, Tenn., died Thursday, June 15, 2000, in the James H. Quillen Rehabilitation Hospital, Johnson City, Tenn. 
  He was a native of Watauga County, but had made his home in Johnson County for several years. He was a son of the late James E. and Junie Belle Story. He was a farmer and a member of the Centerview Church of Christ. 
  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Pauline E. Cornett; seven sons, Dallas Cornett and wife, Mamie, of Granite Falls, N.C., Joe Cornett and wife, Kerwin, of Mountain City, Tenn., Jerry Cornett of Trade, Tenn., Loyd Cornett and wife, Wanda, of Granite, Falls, Mike Cornett of Butler, Tenn., Sam Cornett and wife, Kelly, of Granite Falls, and Randy Cornett of Trade, Tenn.; two daughters, Virginia Ann Trivette and husband, John, of Drexel, N.C. and Mary J. Trivette and husband, Jimmy, of Deep Gap, N.C.; three brothers, Andrew Cornett of White Plains, Md., Rom Cornett of Mountain City, Tenn. and George Cornett of Blowing Rock. Thirty grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. 
  He was preceded in death by three brothers, John Cornett, Harley Cornett and Arlie Cornett; two sisters, Bina Harmon and Iva Lee Brown; and three grandsons and one granddaughter. 
  Services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Percy-Hux Funeral Home with Mr. Bart Wynegar, the Rev. Frank Woods and Mr. Robert Swytzer officiating. Burial followed in the Sunset Memorial Park. 
  Percy-Hux Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

Joann Oakes Greer 
  Mrs. Joann Oakes Greer, 57, of 315 Kirby Branch Road, Zionville, died Friday night, June 16, 2000, at her home. 
  She was born Feb. 21, 1943, in Watauga County, a daughter of Mrs. Esta Kirby Oakes and the late Bynum Oakes. She was of the Baptist faith. 
  Survivors include one daughter, Miss Barbara ³Bobbie Jo² Greer and Kevin Townsend, of Boone; two sons, Ricky James Greer and wife, Deborah, of Hickory, and Rodney Byron Greer and wife, Brenda, of Elk Park; her mother, Mrs. Esta Oakes of Zionville; one brother, Rev. Johnny ³Buddy² Oakes and wife, Beverly, of Zionville and one sister, Mrs. Belinda ³Bennie² Wooten of Winter Haven, Fla. She is also survived by six grandchildren. 
  She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Greer, and her father, Bynum Oakes. 
  Services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. The body will lie in state from 1-2 p.m. Officiating will be the Rev. Bill Warren. Burial will follow in Laurel Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. 
  The family will receive friends Monday evening from 7-8:30 p.m. at Hampton Funeral Service. 
  Hampton Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. 

Margie P. Miller 
  Mrs. Margie Hicks Presnell Miller, 72, of 426 2nd Ave. S.E., Hickory, a native and former resident of Watauga County, died Friday morning, June 16, 2000, at Frye Regional Medical Center. 
  She was born May 30, 1928, in Watauga County, a daughter of the late John and Martha Ellen Presley Hicks. She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church. 
  Survivors include her husband, James Miller; six daughters, Mrs. Wanda Farrior and husband, Ken, of Marion, Mrs. Betty Higgins and husband, Herman, of Greensboro, Mrs. Vickie Stamey and husband, Bob, of Boone, Mrs. Peggy Cota and husband, Mike, of Granite Falls and Mrs. Donna Brommer and husband, James, of Gastonia; one son, Howard Presnell of Morganton and two brothers, Robert Hicks and Luther Hicks, both of Banner Elk. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. 
  Services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Bethany Baptist Church. Officiating was the Rev. Gilbert Ward. Burial followed in the Yates Cemetery. 
  Hampton Funeral Service was in charge of the arrangements. 

David L. Baldwin 
  Mr. David L. Baldwin, 67, of 178 Westview Heights, Boone, died Thursday, June 15, 2000, at Watauga Medical Center. 
  He was born April 18, 1933, in Newton, Mass., a son of the late George Arthur and Rose LaCombe Baldwin. He served in the Army Corp of Engineers and was a graduate of the University of New Hampshire. He was of the Catholic faith. 
  Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Jennifer Woodward and husband, Jay, of Chesapeake, Va. and Mrs. Elizabeth Michael and husband, Steve, of Boone; one son, David Baldwin of Houston, Tex.; one brother, Arthur G. Baldwin of Columbus, Ohio; one granddaughter, Haily Michael of Boone; five grandsons, Brett Woodward and Kyle Woodward, both of Chesapeake, Va., John Dalton Michael and Noah Michael, both of Boone, and David J. Baldwin of Houston, Tex. He is also survived by four nieces and three nephews. 
  Memorial services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at First Presbyterian Church. 
  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 1910, Boone, N.C. 28607. 
  Hampton Funeral Service was in charge of the arrangements. 

Johnnie W. Glover 
  Mrs. Johnnie Ruth Williams Glover, 83, of 139 Charles Street, Boone, died Saturday morning, June 17, 2000, at Watauga Medical Center. 
  She was a native of Sloan, La., born March 6, 1917, a daughter of the late John B. and Maggie Shepherd Williams. 
  Mrs. Glover was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. 
  Survivors include a daughter, Dr. Sandra J. Glover of Boone; two granddaughters, Mrs. Rhonda K. Winkler and husband, William R. Winkler III, of Boone and Mrs. Cindy K. Sumrall of Gastonia, N.C.; seven great-grandchildren, Ashley Joan Winkler, William R. Winkler IV, and Jessica Ruth Winkler, all of Boone, and Byron Scott Sumrall, Megan Ruth Sumrall, John Pickett Sumrall and Abigail Joan Sumrall, all of Benton, La.; and a grandson-in-law, Byron W. Sumrall of Benton, La. 
  She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Pickett Glover; her parents; a son, Gary Pickett Glover and a daughter, Joan Clair Glover. 
  Services will be conducted Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the First Baptist Church Chapel, officiated by Dr. Lamar King and Mr. Randy Marsh. Burial will follow in Mount Lawn Memorial Park and Gardens. 
  Friends may call at the family residences. 
  Austin & Barnes Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 

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