: OBITUARIES :
Clarence Hall died Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at the age of 88. Born on April 12, 1920 at Blue Rock in Yancey County, Clarence worked in the mining and construction fields domestically and internationally before retiring in 1981. He was married to the late Joyce Drymon Hall and had 8 children.
He is survived by 6 children: Clarence Hall, Jr., of Huntingdon, PA, Michael Hall of Puerto Rico, Richard Hall of Buffalo, Wyoming, Steven Hall of Austin, TX, Deborah Harkey of Greeneville, TN and Susan Martin of Austin, TX; 26 grandchildren and a brother: Cleveland Hall of Morganton.
There will be a private memorial service and interment in the Newdale Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Newdale Presbyterian Church Cemetery Fund.
The children of Clarence and Joyce wish to express deep gratitude to the church for the many years of ministry and fellowship their parents enjoyed.
Elvina Robinson, 75, of the Double Island Community passed away Sunday, November 23, 2008 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital. A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Rev. Arthur and Pauline Woody Thomas and the wife of Worley Robinson who died in 1987.
Surviving are 3 daughters: Elizabeth Krohn and husband, Chuck, of Burnsville, Kathy Gibson and husband, Coy, of Nebo and Christine McCarthy and husband, Roger, of Marion; 3 sons: Jerry Robinson and wife, Gail, of Double Island, Terry Robinson and wife, Mary, of Bakersville, and Rev. Perry Robinson and wife, Rebecca, of Micaville; 5 sisters: Leeila Fender of Weaverville, Tony Ann Souther of Arden, Vickie Barnwell of Fletcher, Cynthia Buckner of Weaverville and Patsy Hughes of Burnsville; 2 brothers: Billy Thomas of Concord and Denzil Thomas of Taylors, SC; 9 grandchildren, 7 step grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, 7 step great grandchildren and a step great-great grandson.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Wednesday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. Revs. Ronnie Gouge and Lawrence Glenn will officiate. Burial will be in the Double Island Baptist Church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 PM Tuesday at the funeral home and at other times will be at the home of Rev. Perry Robinson or Jerry Robinson.
DONNA GAIL WOODY HARDING
Donna Gail Woody Harding, 41, of Burnsville went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at St. Joseph Hospital. A native of Yancey County she was a daughter of Ola May Hughes Woody of Burnsville and the late Vernon Woody. Donna was a devoted mother.
Surviving in addition to her mother are three daughters: Aleshia, Crystal and Gracie Harding all of the home; a sister: Anita Woody; a brother: Jerry Woody and wife, Annie; a niece: Wendy Woody and three nephews: Robert and Billy Woody and Dustin Buchanan; and a maternal grandmother: Sinnia Hughes all of Burnsville.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday in Victory Baptist Church of which she was a member. Revs. Scot Garland and Billy Mitchell will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 P.M. Friday at the church.
REED C. BRIGGS
Reed C. Briggs, 71, of Micaville, passed away Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at St. Joseph Hospital. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Pearl Briggs and Rev. Roscoe Briggs, Sr. He was also preceded in death by two infant sons: Patrick and Evan Briggs and two brothers: Thurman and Paul Briggs. Reed was a retired employee of Henredon Furniture after 27 years of service.
Surviving are his wife of 49 years: Clara Boone Briggs; two daughters: Marlene Fender and husband, Morrise, and Michelle McNeill and husband, John; three brothers: Roscoe Briggs, Jr., Charles and Claude Briggs; three sisters: Clara Lee Chrisawn and Frances Boone all of Burnsville, and Shirley McKinney of Spruce Pine; four granddaughters: Chasity and Meghan Fender and Morgan and Paige McNeill all of Burnsville.
Funeral services will be held at 8:00 P.M. Thursday in the chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. Rev. Burl Ledford will officiate. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Friday in the Pete Young Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 P.M. Thursday prior to the service at the funeral home.
LINNIE STREET AYERS
Linnie Street Ayers, 88, of Green Mountain, passed away Sunday, November 16, 2008, in Brookside Rehabilitation & Care. A native of Mitchell County, she was a daughter of the late Will and Izabelle Street. She was the wife of Dewey Ayers who passed away in 1992. Linnie was also preceded in death by a daughter: Mary Belle Ayers; brothers: Cal, Fred and Jess Street; and, sisters: Inas Shell, Etta Davis and Sally Thomas. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Surviving are 3 sons: Charles Junior Ayers and Laskie Ayers of the home, and Walter Ayers and very special friend, Mary, of Statesville; 4 daughters: Lucille Hardin and husband, Dean, of Glen Alpine, Earnestine Peterson and husband, Wayne, of Morganton, Betty McLaughlin of Burnsville and Cora Bennett and husband, J. L., of Green Mountain. 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 12 o’clock noon Tuesday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. The Rev. Joe Bennett will officiate. Burial will be in the Pleasant Grove Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends 1 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.
Shirley Cooper, 65, of Burnsville, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, November 13, 2008, at her home. A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Dave and Lillie Edwards Robinson. She was also preceded in death by a sister: Blanche Robinson; and, a brother: Dee Robinson. Shirley was a member of Piney Hill Free Will Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband: Paul Cooper; 4 sons: Bobby Cooper of Concord, Ricky Cooper of Spruce Pine, Randy Cooper of Burnsville and Donnie Cooper of Belmont; 2 sisters: Pearl Bryant of Etowah and Avie Tipton of Burnsville; 5 brothers: Dallas, Albert and Ray Robinson of Florida, Allison Robinson of Marion and Dean Robinson of Burnsville; and, 10 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2PM Sunday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. The Revs. Denver Styles and David Bryant will officiate. Burial will be in Cooper Cemetery.
The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
EDGAR F. HUNTER, JR.
Edgar F. Hunter, Jr., 84, of Burnsville died Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at Mission Hospitals Memorial Campus. A native of Yancey County, he was the son of the late Edgar F. Hunter, Sr. and Buena Bailey Hunter. He was also preceded in death by a sister: Evelyn H. Pate. A World War II Navy Veteran, he returned to Yancey County where he dedicated his professional life to education as a teacher, principal and Superintendent of Schools. In retirement, he gave much of his time volunteering in many charitable organizations and civic activities.
Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Doris Penland Hunter; 3 daughters: Janice Demcio and husband, Bob, and Marie Niland and husband, Ron, all of Mt. Airy and Anne Hunter-Eidson and husband, Jonathan, of Charlotte; grandchildren: Amy Cox, Jennie Kerley, Katie Demcio, Ryan Niland, Josh Eidson, Allie Eidson; and a great grandson: Brady Cox; and 2 sisters: Mildred Woody of Burnsville and Geneva Hedrick of Knoxville, TN.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Friday at First Baptist Church of Burnsville of which he was an active and dedicated member serving in many leadership roles. Rev. Richard Muri will officiate. Burial will be in the Robertson Cemetery at West Burnsville.
The family will receive friends from Noon until 2:00 P.M. prior to the service at the church.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Brazil and Haitian Mission Fund, P. O. Box 425, Burnsville, NC 28714 or Yancey County Public Library Project, 18 Town Square, Burnsville, NC 28714.
Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home is assisting the Hunter family.
CHARLES JOHNNY TIPTON
Charles Johnny Tipton, 71, of Statesville, went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, November 9, 2008. He was a son of the late Bannister and Opel Crowder Tipton. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 38 years, Pauline Billie Tipton.
Surviving are his son: George Tipton of Gray Court, SC and 10 stepchildren; 6 sisters: Mary Hensley of Arden, Emiline Jackson of Weaverville, Mildred Pate of Mars Hill, Virgie Teague of Lenior, Audrey Arwood of Canton and Nell Swann of Asheville; 4 brothers: Fred Tipton of Mars Hill, Floyd Tipton of Weaverville, Estel Tipton of Asheville and Lloyd Tipton of Mills River; a granddaughter: Trisha Tipton and a great granddaughter: Raiven DeWitt.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. Revs. Steve Reinhart and Furman Wilson will officiate. Burial will be in the Tipton-Hensley Cemetery at Bald Mountain.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Anna Zabik, 97, of Lickskillet Road, passed away Saturday, November 8, 2008, in Brookside Rehabilitation and Care. A native of Massachusetts, she had been a resident of Yancey County for the past 40 years. She was the wife of Walter Zabik who died in 1992. She was also preceded in death by 2 sisters and 3 brothers. Anna was of the Catholic faith.
Surviving are 2 daughters: Dorothy Hylemon of Burnsville and Mildred Kolek of Chicopee, MA; 3 sons: Robert Zabik of Fenton, Michigan, William Zabik of Belchertown, MA and Frank Zabik of Agawam, MA; a sister: Jenny Herchel of Chicopee, MA; 16 grandchildren; and, 21 great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Yancey County, 856 Georges Fork Road, Burnsville, NC 28714.
JAY JAMES McCRACKEN
Jay James McCracken, 92, of Plum Branch, passed away Saturday, November 8, 2008, at his home. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Henry and Pansy Boone McCracken. He was also preceded in death by two sisters: Gladys Robinson and Della Dale; and, a brother: William McCracken.
Surviving are a brother: Elzie McCracken and two sisters: Ethel McCracken and Jewell Hughes all of Burnsville. 13 nieces and nephews and a very special caregiver, Linda Ayers, also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 7 P.M. Sunday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. The Revs. Perry Robinson and Dwight Boone, Jr. will officiate. A graveside service will be held at 11 A. M. Monday in the Plum Branch Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 7 P. M. prior to the service at the funeral home and at other times will be at the home of his sister, Jewell Hughes, 415 Stillhouse Lane.
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