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NELL BEAVER BRYANT

Nell Beaver Bryant, 89, of Murphytown, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, September 7, 2016, at Smoky Ridge Health & Rehabilitation.  She was a native of Yancey County.  Nell was a daughter of the late Will and Sarah Laws Beaver, and the wife of Arthur Bryant who died in 1994.  She was also preceded in death by her son:  Leonard Bryant; and, 3 sisters and 2 brothers.  Nell attended Locust Grove Church.

 

Surviving are a daughter:  Shirley Peterson and husband, Calvin, of Green Mountain; a daughter-in-law:  Carolyn Bryant of Poplar; 4 grandsons:  David Peterson, Roger Peterson, Leonard Bryant and Jeff Bryant; a special great granddaughter:  Tyara P. Hughes; 6 other great grandchildren; a sister:  Jean Gibson of Weaverville; and a special friend:  Blanche Murphy of Murphytown.

 

Funeral services will be held at 8PM Friday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. Rev. Tommy Murphy will officiate.  A graveside service will be at 11AM Saturday in White Oak Flats Cemetery.  Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

 

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

Geraldine Silver

Geraldine Silver, 84, of Bearwallow Road, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday September 3, 2016 at the home of her daughter.   A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Bill and Gladys Waycaster McLaughlin.  She was the wife of Dee Silver who died in 1994.   She was also preceded in death by a son Terry "Tadpole" Silver, son-in-law Roy Jones, Brothers: Vernon Waycaster, Coy McLaughlin, Harold McLaughlin, Eddie McLaughlin and a baby brother, A sister Beth Knight. Geraldines life was dedicated to the Lord and her family.

Surviving are a daughter: Pat Jones of Avery County. A son: Rev. Jackie Silver and wife Linda of Burnsville. A daughter-in-law: Cathy Carroll of Burnsville. 11 Grandchildren, 9 Great-grandchildren and 4 Great-great-grandchildren. A sister: Pat Lockhart of Asheville. Two brothers: James McLaughlin of Landrum, SC and Emory McLaughlin of Arden.  Numerous neices and nephews also survive.

Funeral Services will be held at 7 PM Monday September 5, 2016 in the Crabtree Baptist Church of which she was a member.  Her son Rev. Jackie Silver and Rev. Dale Banks will officiate.   The family will recieve friends from 5:30 until 7 PM at the Church.  Burial will be at 11 am Tuesday September 6 in the Church Cemetery. 

LAVONDA MEJIA

Lavonda Mejia, 36, of Woodland Circle, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016 at John F. Keever Solace Center in Asheville. A native of McDowell County, she was a daughter of the late Joe and Debra Gray Horne.

Surviving are her husband Oscar Vasquez; children: Junior, Flora, Jose, Antonia, Donella, David and Shala; and two brothers: B. J. Horne and Jason Horne.

Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Tuesday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Marietta Atkins Cemetery.

Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home is assisting the Mejia family.

KATHLEEN HENSLEY PONDER

Kathleen Hensley Ponder, 87, of the Fox Creek Community, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, August 27, 2016.  A native of Buncombe County, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mamie Penix Hensley.  Kathleen was the wife of the late Willie Jay Ponder who died in 2008. She was also preceded in death by her son-in-law:  Junior Cooper; 5 brothers:  Junior Hensley, Richard Hensley, Pritchard Hensley, Ed Hensley and Cecil Hensley; and a sister:  Georgia Gaddy.  She loved her family very much.

 

Surviving are a daughter:  Debra Cooper of Mars Hill; 2 grandsons:  Shannon Cooper and wife, Kedren, of Mars Hill and Brandon Cooper and wife, Christy, of Green Mountain; a very special great grandson:  Easton Cooper; sisters:  Lula Roland, Mary Gosnell and Peggy Franklin; several nieces and nephews; and, a special friend and caregiver:  Sue Ponder.

 

Funeral services will be held at 8PM Monday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.  Revs. Tommy Murphy and Rothie Wilson will officiate.  A graveside service will be held at 11AM Wednesday in Fox Creek Cemetery.

 

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

E L MILLER, Sr.

E. L. Miller, Sr., 91, of Weaverville, formerly of Yancey County, died Friday, August 26, 2016 at John F. Keever Solace Center, surrounded by his family. He was born February 21, 1925 in Yancey County, and had been a resident of Buncombe County for the last 23 years. He was a son of the late Rexter and Ettie Adkins Miller and was also preceded in death by a sister and four brothers.

Mr. Miller was a devoted Christian and loved his family. He was employed as a mechanic for NCDOT and retired after 39 years service.  He was a member of Millers Chapel Freewill Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 70 years, Marie Honeycutt Miller: daughters; Judy Levi and husband Herbert; Janet Worley and husband Everett and Betty Tipton and husband Kenneth; sons: E. L. Miller, Jr and wife Lisa and Casper Miller and wife Rebecca; sisters: Fern Whitson and Nell Whitson; ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 PM Monday, August 29, 2016 in the Chapel of West Funeral Home, 17 Merrimon Avenue, in Weaverville.  Rev. Roy Whitson will officiate.  Burial will be in West Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 3 until 5 PM Sunday, August 28, 2016 at the funeral home.

For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Mr. Miller’s obituary at www.WestFamilyServices.com.

This obituary, a courtesy of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.

JOHN P. YOUNG

John P. Young, 81, of Weaverville, went to meet his wife, Kathy, in their Heavenly home on Monday, August 22, 2016.

A native of Yancey County, John lived in Weaverville since 1969.  He retired from law enforcement after 20 years of service with the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles-License and Theft Division, and the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department.  He worked independently and for various car dealerships as a salesman.  He was the owner of John Young Apartments on Main Street in Weaverville.  He was a member of Northpoint Baptist Church.

John loved his dogs and enjoyed buying and selling cars.  He was an avid NASCAR fan.  John also enjoyed hosting political rallies and had an interest in politics.

John was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 58 years, Kathy; his mother, Minnie Young; and his father, Ed Young.

Surviving are his daughter: Jennifer Mashburn (David) of Burnsville; grandchildren: Shaley Holmes (Cameron) of Statesville, Savannah Haney of Swannanoa, and Jacob Mashburn of Burnsville; and a great-grandson, Ty Holmes, of Statesville.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 P.M. Sunday, August 28, 2016 in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home in Burnsville.  Rev. Clark Henderson will officiate.  Burial will be in the McCracken Cemetery in Burnsville.  The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:30 PM Saturday, August 27, 2016 at the First Baptist Church of Weaverville, 63 North Main Street.   

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

CAROLYN BLINDA HONEYCUTT

Carolyn Williams Honeycutt, 76, of Fairview, went to be with the Lord, Monday,  August 22, 2016, at her home.  A native of Yancey County, she was raised by Leslie Shepherd.  She was preceded in death by her brother:  Isaac Uriah Williams, Jr.; a grandson:  Byron Joseph Honeycutt; and, a sister-in-law:  Thanna H. Arrowood.  Carolyn was a member of New Grace Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 54 years:  Rev. Bobby Honeycutt, Sr.; children:  Blinda Teague and husband, Kenny, of Fairview, Sandra Arrowood and husband, Bryan, of Black Mountain, Bobby Honeycutt, Jr. and wife, Heather, of Fairview,  and Steven Honeycutt and wife, Valerie, of Asheville; 14 grandchildren;  8 great grandchildren and 2 expectant great grandchildren; and, special friends:  Bobby and Lucille Martin of Virginia.

Funeral services will be held at 3PM Thursday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.  Rev. John Honeycutt will officiate.  Burial will be in the Robinson Cemetery on Bakers Creek.

The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home and at other times the family will be at her home.               

DEBRA RAMSEY

Debra Ramsey, 61, of Fletcher, passed away unexpectedly Monday, August 15, 2016, at her home.  A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Bruce and Earlene Phillips Ramsey.  She was also preceded in death by a sister:  Marcia Allison; and, a brother:  Bruce “Buzzy” Ramsey.  Debra was a member of Arden Missionary Baptist Church, and had been attending Liberty Baptist Church.  She was a former employee of Cranston Print Works and World of Clothing.

 

Surviving are sisters:  Sharon Kast and husband, Thomas, Cathy Creasman and Shelly Connor and husband, Greg; and brothers:  David Ramsey and wife, Lorna, and Mike Ramsey.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

 

Funeral services will be held at 1PM Thursday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.  Pastor Robert Garren will officiate.   Burial will be in the Watts Cemetery on Lotties Creek.

 

The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

 

Memorials may be made to Gideons International, P. O. Box 264, Burnsville, NC 28714.

PAUL WADE RANDOLPH

Paul Wade Randolph, age 64, of Gray, TN, went home to be with the Lord, while visiting family in the mountains of NC on Saturday, August 6, 2016.  Paul was a proud Veteran of the United States Army.  He attended Oak Dale Central Baptist Church in Surgoinsville, TN, where he served as the adult Sunday School Teacher.  He enjoyed working, hunting and fishing with his son and grandsons.  He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his father, Wade Randolph; and mother, Harriet Maxwell Hill.

He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Nina Randolph; son: Jason Randolph (Kerry); daughter:  Amber Randolph (Anthony McPeek); 4 grandchilren:  Jaysen, Dominique, Noah and Axel; sisters:  Debbie King (Ray), Linda Deyton (Wayne), Caren Jones (Doug) and Vickie Klein (Lou); brother:  Bruce Randolph; beloved father and mother-in-law:  R.L. and Lilllian Silvers; several nieces, nephews and a host of family and friends.

The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00PM on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at Carter-Trent Funeral Home in Church Hill, TN.  Funeral services will begin at 7:00PM with Pastor Freddie Freeman officiating.  Graveside service will be held at 1:00PM on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at Silvers Family Cemetery (1095 Silas Brach Rd. Burnsville, NC, 28714) with Rev. Dayton Lewis officiating. 

In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Oak Dale Central Baptist Church (562 Stoney Point Rd. Surgoinsville, TN 37873).

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.cartertrent.com.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home in Church Hill, TN, is proudly serving the Randolph family.

This obituary is a courtesy of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.

OVAL TOMBERLIN

Oval Tomberlin, 93, of Micaville, passed away Monday, August 1, 2016 at Smoky Ridge Health and Rehabilitation.  A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Jay and Cora Buckner Tomberlin.  He was also preceded in death by a brother, Ralph Tomberlin.  Oval and his brother Ralph owned Home Improvement and Insulation Company. 

Surviving are his wife: Henrietta Rhoten Tomberlin; a son: Ronald Tomberlin and wife Louise of Micaville; a daughter: Scarlett Bradley of Arden; grandchildren: Sherry Tomberlin and Tony Bradley; two sisters: Opal Sheppard and husband Emery of Hendersonville and Mauvlline Lawson of Denver, NC and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 3 P. M. Sunday, October 23, 2016 in Micaville Presbyterian Church.  Pastors John and Beth Hall will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Feed My Sheep, 587 Micasville Loop, Burnsville, NC 28714

 

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