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JUNIOR G. KING

Junior G. King, 82, of Asheville passed away Wednesday, June 12 2013, at The John F. Keever Solace Center.  A native of Yancey County, he was the son of the late Liddia King Silvers.  He was also preceded in death by a brother, Nealy Silvers and sisters:  Ruth Spivey and Bertha Harwood.  Junior was the former owner/operator of White Pine EXXON.

 

Surviving are his brother, Lloyd Silvers of Burnsville; 5 sisters:  Ruby Harbour of Eden, Shirley Dockery of Fletcher, Helen Robinson and Lola Radford of Burnsville and Billie Laws of Asheville.

 

Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Saturday, June 15, 2013, in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.  Rev. David Garland will officiate.  Burial will be in the King Cemetery at Elk Shoal Creek.

 

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

VERNON TIMOTHY TABOR

Vernon Timothy Tabor, 69, of Burnsville, passed away Friday, June 7, 2013 at Brookside Rehabilitation and Care in Burnsville. A native of Indiana, he was the son of the late Mann and Annette Hutchinson Tabor. Vernon was an iron worker in the construction field.

 

Surviving are a son Tim Tabor and his wife Donna of Burnsville, a sister Jackie O'Hern of Valparaiso, Indiana; 6 grandchildren, Caleb, Hillary, J.P., Allie, Braeden and Carter and a great grandchild Marley

No services are planned.  Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of Mitchell County, 236 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.

CARL SCOTT

Carl Scott, 96, of Plum Branch, went to be with the Lord, Monday, June 3, 2013 at Brian Center Health and Rehab in Spruce Pine.  A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Jim and Cindy Ledford Scott and husband of Mary Will Ledford Scott who died in 2009.  Carl was a dairyman and retired employee of Woodcrafters.  He was a member of Plum Branch Baptist Church.

 

Surviving are a daughter, Kathy Penland and husband, Harold; and a son, Leland Scott and wife, Anna, all of Burnsville; 5 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren.

 

Funeral services will be held at 7 PM Thursday, June 6, 2013 in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.  Rev. Billy Mitchell will officiate.  A graveside service will be held at 10 AM Friday in the Scott Cemetery on Prices Creek.

 

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

 

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Hospice of Yancey County and Brian Center of Spruce Pine.

GERALD W. SMITH

Gerald W. Smith, 82, of South Toe, died June 1, 2013 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital.  Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late William and Mary Duffy Smith.  Gerald was a retired educator.  He had been a resident of Yancey County since 1988.

 

Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Eda B. Smith; and son, Colin K. Smith of Clarkston, GA.

 

A memorial service will be held at 2 PM Saturday, June 22, 2013, at Celo Friends Quaker Meeting.

 

Memorials may be made to Lions Club International, 300 West 22nd Street, Oak Brook, IL 60523.

FRANK BAILEY McFADDEN

Frank Bailey McFadden, 91, of Burnsville, passed away Monday, May 27, 2013, at Spruce Pine Brian Center Health & Rehabilitation.  A native of Rutherford County, he was a son of the late J. C. and Pansy Bailey McFadden.  He was also preceded in death by brothers:  George and J. C. McFadden, Jr.; and, sister:  Estelle Hudson.  He was a World War II US Army Veteran.  Frank was active in the Burnsville Lions Club, Hospice of Yancey County, Burnsville Town Council, Habitat and the American Legion.

 

Surviving are his wife of 64 years:  Doris Mayse McFadden; a sister:  Virginia McDougall of Payson, AZ; and, many nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral services will be held at 11AM Saturday in the First Baptist Church of Burnsvile, of which he was a member and Deacon.  Rev. Tommy James will officiate.  The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service at the church in Burnsville.

 

graveside service will be held at 2:30 PM Saturday in Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery, 2676 Hudlow Road, Forest City, NC 28043.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Burnsville First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 425, Burnsville, NC 28714, or Hospice of Yancey County, 856 Georges Fork Road, Burnsville, NC 28714.

CLYDE D. YOUNG, JR.

Clyde D. Young, Jr., “Pop”, 87, of Plumtree, formerly of the Newdale Community, went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, May 26, 2013 at Life Care Center of Banner Elk.  A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Clyde D. Young, Sr., and Ola Mae Ray Young and the husband of Eleanora Woody Young who died in 2010.   He was also preceded in death by sisters:  Evelyn Young and Kathleen McCollum; and a brother:  Joe Young.  He was a graduate of Micaville High School, a World War II Navy Veteran and retired from Belk-Broome in Spruce Pine after 38 years service.  After retirement, he worked with the U. S. Park Service and was at the ribbon cutting for the opening of the Linn Cove Viaduct.  Clyde was a Charter Member of the Yancey County Camp of the Gideons International.

 

Surviving are his daughter:  Cheryl Lynn Buchanan and husband, Buck, of Plumtree; a brother:  Rev. Thomas Young and wife, Zeta, of Nitro, W. VA; a sister-in-law:  Shirley Young of Melborne, Fl.; grandbaby pets:  BoBo and Precious; niece:  Miriam Gillespie and husband, Billy, and their sons: Noah, Eli and Micah of Huntington, W. VA; nephews:  David Young of Columbus, Ohio; John Young and wife, Char, of Charleston, W. VA; Greg, Jeff and Nicki Panasuk and wife, Mary, of Melborne; Cheryl’s brother:  Chuck Cabe and wife, Pam, and their daughter, Jessica; step daughter:  Susan Hollifield; special care giver and 'buddy’:  Angela Buchanan of Spruce Pine and several special cousins.

 

Funeral services will be held at 7 P. M. Thursday, May 30, 2013 in Newdale Presbyterian Church, of which he was a member and Elder.  Revs. Jim Taylor, Bobby Justus and Joe Bennett will officiate.  Private family burial will be in the Church Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Russell Saxon, Floyd Holcombe, Jon Young, Larry and Michael Fortner and Donnie Buchanan.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Newdale Presbyterian Church, Clyde and Eleanora Young Memorial Fund, 71 Newdale Church Road, Burnsville, NC 28714 or The Gideons International, P. O. Box 264, Burnsville, NC 28714.

 

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to workers at Life Care Center in Banner Elk, NC.   

MARVIN JETER ROBINSON

Marvin Jeter Robinson, 66, of Burnsville passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013 at the John F. Keever Solace Center.  A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late R. C. and Doris Stamey Robinson.  He was also preceded in death by a brother, Ralph Alton Robinson.  He was a member of Blue Rock Baptist Church.

 

Surviving are 2 daughters:  Stacey Cooper and husband, Johnny, of Marion and April Brown and husband, Roger, of Swannanoa; 5 grandchildren:  Dustin McMahan, Morgan, Johnny and Landree Cooper and Wyntr Brown; a great grandson:  Briar Cox; 2 sisters:  Jane Presnell and husband, Larry, and Kathy Laws and husband, J.D., of Newdale; and former wife and best friend, Carolyn Robinson of Bostic.

 

Funeral services will be held at 8 PM Friday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.  Revs. Adam Brewer and Woody Dillingham will officiate.  A graveside service will be held at 11 AM Saturday in the Blue Rock Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 PM Friday prior to the service at the funeral home.  At other times, the family will be at the home of Jane Presnell on Blue Rock Road.

RUTH JONES SIMMONS

Ruth Jones Simmons, 75, of Celo, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at her home,  surrounded by her family.  A native of Avery County, she was a daughter of the late Carl and Maude Hughes Jones.  She was preceded in death by brothers:  Ray Hughes and Newton and Creed Jones; and, a sister:  Title Hughes.  Ruth was a retired employee of Baxters.  She was a member of Celo United Methodist Church.  Music played a very important part in Ruth’s life.  She enjoyed singing gospel music, having appeared on the Arthur Smith Show and Carolina Barn Dance.

 

Surviving are her husband of 53 years:  Phillip Simmons; children:  Patty Fisher and husband, Kenneth, of Linville Falls, Phillip Simmons and wife, Tammy, of Spruce Pine, Susan Simmons, John Simmons and wife, Susan, and Becky Hughes and husband, Robbie, all of Celo; 9 grandchildren; a great grandchild; and, a brother:  Roy Jones and wife, Pat, of Avery County.

 

Funeral services will be held at 7:30 PM Thursday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.  Revs. Luther Carver and Tommy Robertson will officiate.  A graveside service will be held at 11AM Friday in Carroway Cemetery.

 

The family will receive friends from 6 until 7:30 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.

 

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Yancey County, 856 Georges Fork Road, Burnsville, NC 28714.

GORDON D. HENSLEY

Gordon D. “Runt” Hensley, 65, of McKinney Branch, passed away Friday, May 17, 2013, at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital.  A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Frank and Vivian McIntosh Hensley.  He was also preceded in death by his stepmother:  Ollie Lovin Hensley; and, brothers:  Dean, Bill and Randy Hensley.  Gordon was a Vietnam U. S. Army Veteran.

 

Surviving are 4 brothers:  Robert Hensley of Tucson, AZ, Roy Lee Hensley of Mars Hill, Edwin Hensley of Weaverville and Pete Hensley of Burnsville; a sister:  Diane Franklin of Burnsville; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral services will be held at 8PM Monday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.  Rev. Bud Edwards will officiate.  Military graverites will be conducted by Sgt. E. L. Randolph Chapter 57, DAV at 11AM Tuesday in the Marietta Atkins Cemetery.

 

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

CONRAD R. CHANEY

Conrad R. Chaney, 67, of Rock Hill, SC, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, May 15, 2013 in CMC Pineville Hospital.  A native of Lexington, KY, he was a son of the late Gifford and Velma Rice Chaney.  He was also preceded in death by a brother, Gordon Chaney.  He was an Air Force Veteran.

 

Surviving are his wife, Wanda Johnson Chaney; 2 sons:  Jeff Chaney and wife, Katie, of Lexington, KY and Jon Chaney and wife, Carisa, of Georgetown, KY; 3 step daughters:  Machelle Brinkley of Davidson, NC, De De Wilson of Weaverville and Stephanie Talbott and husband, Shawn, of Farmville, NC; 3 grandchildren; 4 step grandchildren; 1 step great-granddaughter and 1 special niece also survives.

 

Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Saturday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.  Rev. Dale Banks will officiate.  Burial will be in the Crabtree Baptist Church Cemetery with military grave rites conducted by Sgt. E. L. Randolph, Chapter 57 DAV.

 

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

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of York County, 1230 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732 or The American Heart Association, P. O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058 or www.heart.org.

 

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