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SANDRA GRACE EZZELLE

Sandra Grace Ezzelle, 78, of Burnsville, NC, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015, following an extended illness.  Sandra was born October 2, 1936 in Richwood, West Virginia to Howard and Madge Matheny Estep. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers:  Keith, Randall, and Michael Estep.

 

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Jerry Ezzelle of Burnsville; son, Jeff Ezzelle of Oak Island, NC; daughter, Linda Daniels (Dan) of Centerville, Ohio; and 3 grandchildren:  Jonathan, Claire, and Adam Daniels.

 

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, July 5, 2015 in Higgins Memorial United Methodist Church in Burnsville. Revs. Wes Sharpe and Joe Bennett will officiate.  Memorials may be made to Hospice of Yancey County, 856 Georges Fork Road, Burnsville, NC 28714, or to Higgins Memorial United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 85, Burnsville, NC 28714.

CARRIE MARIE WEBB

Carrie Marie Corby Webb, 88, of Burnsville, went home to be with the Lord Monday, June 29, 2015 at Brookside Rehabilitation and Care, surrounded by loved ones.  A native of Greene County, TN, she was the daughter of the late Dallas and Magnolia Laws Corby and the wife of Edgar Webb who passed away in 1960.  She was also preceded in death by two sisters:  Eva McQueen and Lucy Webb; and a son-in-law, Clarence Campbell. 

 

She is survived by four children:  Lee Webb and wife, Lois, Jeannie Silver and husband, Jeff, and Carolyn Campbell all of Burnsville, and Faye Atkins and husband, Larry, of Spruce Pine; five grandchildren:  Jeff Webb, Jody and Rusty Atkins, Dwayne Ballew and wife, Mandy, and Christy Bryant and husband, Robert; five great grandchildren:  Cody Bryant and wife, Tiffany, Katie Bryant and Whitney, Nicholas and Macie Ballew; two great-great grandchildren:  Ella and Ryan Bryant; and a special niece, Betty McKinney.

 

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, July 1, 2015 in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.  Pastor Kenneth Forbes will officiate.  Burial will be in the Carroway Cemetery at Celo.  Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. 

 

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

 

A special thank you goes out to Hospice and her dear neighbors:  Margaret, Golda and Rachel, who have been so caring and helpful. 

BONNIE PITTMAN

Bonnie Pittman, 86, of the Cane River Community, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at Care Partners Hospice and Palliative Care in Asheville.  A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Evan and Odessa Crowe Robinson and the wife of Grady Pittman who died in 2008.  She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Chris Stewart.

 

Surviving are three daughters:  Shirley Stewart and husband, Sam, and Denean Ayers and husband, Mike, all of Asheville and Deneise Buchanan and husband, Chris, of Burnsville; a son, Ronnie Pittman and wife, Kathy, of Candler; 5 grandchildren; and, a great granddaughter.

 

Funeral services will be held at 6 PM Sunday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.  Private burial will be in the Cane River Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

 

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Yancey County, 856 Georges Fork Road, Burnsville, NC 28714 or CarePartners Hospice and Palliative Care, 21 Belvedere Road, Asheville, NC 28801.

TIMOTHY HARPER PITMAN

Timothy Harper Pitman, 48, of Stagger Weed Road in Bakersville, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, June 19, 2015, at his home.  A native of Mitchell County, he was a son of the late Harper and Patsy Garland Pitman.  He was also preceded in death by his father-in-law, Clifton Briggs.  Tim was a member of Cane Creek Free Will Baptist Church.

 

Surviving are his wife of 25 years, Tammy Briggs Pitman, two daughters: Amanda Cornett and husband, Hunter, and Deanna Manis and husband, Isaiah; a granddaughter, Harper Cornett; a grandson, Wyatt Manis; and a sister, Donna Buchanan and husband, Kenneth, all of Spruce Pine; his mother-in-law, Louise Ray Briggs of Micaville and several nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral services will be held at 8 PM Monday, June 22, 2015, in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.  The Revs. Dennis Autrey, Don Stafford and Todd Ayers will officiate.  A graveside service will be held at 11 AM Tuesday in the Cane Creek Cemetery II.

 

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 PM Monday, prior to the service, at the funeral home.

TAMMY GAYLE CERNIGLIA

Tammy Gayle Self (Woods) Cerniglia, 48, went home to be with the Lord on June 17, 2015, from her long battle with breast cancer.  She was a Christian saved by the Grace of God!  She leaves behind her wonderful husband of 13 years:  Sam Cerniglia; 5 children:  Chasity Self, Gerry Woods, Nicole Cappiello, Stephanie and Justin Cerniglia; 6 grandchildren:  Kendall Marret, Kayleb Self, Arya Baldwin, Logan Kropf, Gabriel and Hailey Cerniglia; 4 aunts; 4 uncles; and, too many cousins to count.

 

She lived, laughed, and loved with her whole heart.  Her Father in heaven filled her with the joy of the Holy Spirit until He called her home.  From a cocoon transfer formed to a butterfly, her beautiful spirit will always be remembered!

 

A memorial service will be held at 4PM Saturday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.  Her husband and Pastor Charlie Carroway will officiate.

 

The family will receive friends from 2 until 4PM prior to the memorial service at the funeral home.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Yancey County, 856 Georges Fork Road, Burnsville, NC 28714.

 

To God be the Glory forever and ever….Amen

 

RANDALL LEE ROBINSON

Randall Lee Robinson, 57, of Asheville, North Carolina passed away at his home June 16, 2015.  He was a son of the late Harm Eugene (Gene) Robinson and Camilee Penland Robinson of Burnsville.  A native of Yancey County, Randall received a degree in Criminal Justice and then graduated from the North Carolina Highway Patrol Training Academy in 1979.  Throughout his life and past retirement from law enforcement, Randall was an avid hunter and enjoyed annual hunting trips to South Dakota with friends who shared his passion.  His family remembers him for his quick wit, spirit of adventure and the tenaciousness that allowed him to excel in many diverse endeavors.

 

Surviving, in addition to his mother, are two sisters, Barbara J. Robinson and husband, Larry, of Asheville and Lisa D. Hall and husband, Johnny, of Burnsville; a brother, Terry E. Robinson and wife, Holly, of Durham, NC; a niece, Amanda Nicole Hall of Johnson City, TN; three nephews, Jonathan M. Robinson and wife, Kelly of Jacksonville, FL, Mark B. Robinson, and Benjiman P. Robinson and Serina of Burnsville; three great nephews, Ethan Michael Robinson of Jacksonville, FL, Jamason Cole and Jordan Brandon Robinson both of Burnsville; and a great niece, Ariella Robinson of Burnsville.

 

Funeral services will be held at 7 P.M. Friday, June 19, 2015 in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.  A graveside service will be held at 10 AM Saturday, June 20, 2015, in the Metcalf Cemetery on Horton Creek.

 

The family will receive friends from 6 until 7 PM Friday prior to the service at the funeral home.

ESTELLE AUSTIN

Estelle Austin, 88, formerly of Indian Creek, passed away Monday, June 15, 2015 at Mountain Ridge Health and Rehabilitation in Black Mountain.  A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Dud and Ora Wilson Austin.  She was also preceded in death by sisters:  Mary Edwards, Bergy Higgins, Alda Collins and Edrus Gentry; and grandchildren: Kimberly Peterson and Patrick Ray.  Estelle was a retired employee of Haven Heights Nursing Home.

Surviving are a son:  Roger Banks of Old Fort; two daughters:  Mary Lee Ray of Weaverville and Donna Gay Peterson of Winston Salem: grandchildren; Regina Ray, Angela Mosley, Jeremy Ray, Christopher Banks and Greg Peterson; and great grandchildren: Justin Watts, Jordan Mosley and Connor Peterson.

Funeral services will be held at 7 P. M. Wednesday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.  Rev. Nathan Wheeler will officiate.  A graveside service will be held at 12 Noon Thursday in the Academy Hill Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6 until 7 P. M. Wednesday, prior to the service, at the funeral home.

CAROLINA HIGGINS GATES

Carolina Higgins Gates, 90, of Yancey County, passed away Sunday, June 14, 2015, at Brookside Rehabilitation & Care.  A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Robert L. and Winnie Higgins.  She was the wife of Bill Gates who died in 1997. Carolina was also preceded in death by a sister:  June Ledford; and brothers:  Arnold and Reubin Higgins.  She and Bill were former owners of Lil’ Smokys Restaurant and she also cooked at other restaurants.

 

Surviving are her son:  Ted Gates of Brunswick, ME; a step-daughter:  Cheryl Gates of Rockville, MD; several grandchildren; great grandchildren; a sister-in-law:  Louise Higgins of Burnsville; and, special nieces and nephews:  Pam, Melinda and Bobby.

 

Private services will be held at a later date.

 

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060-9979.

 

TRULA ADKINS BRYANT

Trula Adkins Bryant, 91, of Jonesborough, TN, passed away Saturday, June 13, 2015 at Johnson City Medical Center.  A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late John and Etta Murphy Adkins and the wife of Roy Bryant who died in 1998.  She was also preceded in death by 2 sons:  Darius Bryant and Doyle Bryant; and a brother, Ernest Adkins.  She was of the Baptist faith.

 

Surviving are her daughter, Debbie Fletcher of West Palm Beach, FL; 2 sons:  Dennis and Willadean Bryant of Lenoir and Donald Bryant and Gail of Jonesborough; 8 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren also survive.

 

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Friday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the White Oak Flats Cemetery.

 

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Destiny For Dogs, 326 Macy Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33405 or via paypal www.destinyfordogs.com (a non-profit organization.)

WILLIAM H. KRAUSE

William H. Krause went to be with the Lord peacefully on June 8, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family.  He was loved by so many and will be missed greatly.

 

He is survived by his loving wife, 3 children and 7 grandchildren.  A family service will be held at the Florida National VA Cemetery in Bushnell, at a later date.

 

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