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LILLIAN ROBERTSON MOORE

Lillian Robertson Moore, 82, of the Hardscrabble Community, passed away Saturday, February 25, 2012 at Mission Hospitals Memorial Campus.  A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Earl A. and Maude Young Robertson.   She was also preceded in death by a sister; Dorthea Trotta, and brothers: R. V. and Wade Robertson.  Lillian was a former employee of Glen Raven Mills.

 

 Surviving are her husband:  Coy D. Moore; a brother:  David Robertson of Florida and several nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral services will be held at 2 P.M. Monday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.  Rev. Royce Ball will officiate.  Burial will be in the Proffitt Cemetery on Proffitt Branch.

 

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

ANNICE MANEY

Annice Maney, 105, of the Horton Creek Community passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at Brookside Rehabilitation and Care.  A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late John Wesley and Estelle Horton Maney.  She was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary Alice Maney and brothers:  Jack and Lee Maney.  She graduated from Lees McRae School in Banner Elk and attended Columbia Bible College. She worked several years for the Social Security Administration in Baltimore, MD.  Annice was proud of her ancestry and was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  She was a member of Paint Gap Presbyterian Church.

 

Surviving are 3 sisters:  Grace Spires of Asheville, Mafra Robinson of Burnsville and Margaret Clarke of Rialto, California, and several nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Friday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.  The Revs. Don Blankenship and Joe Bennett will officiate.  Burial will be in the Horton Cemetery on Horton Creek.

 

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

MACK CARROLL

 Mack Carroll, beloved husband of nearly 49 years to wife, Shirley Jean Black Carroll, ceased from his labors and entered into the joys of his Lord, Saturday, February 18, 2012, at the campus of Mission Hospital. He was 67 years old and a resident of Marion since 1965. Mack was a native of Yancey County, the son of the late Crawford and Hettie H. Carroll. He was also preceded in death by three brothers:Junior, Roy and Wayne; a sister: Maude; a granddaughter: Ashley and two special brother-in laws: Landon Boone and Jay Black.

 

He worked in the private sector from the age of 16 until his retirement in 2005. He faithfully attended Faith Mission Baptist Church, Marion, NC.

 

Mack is also survived by his three children: Johnny Mack and wife, Sherry, of Boiling Springs, SC; Tina Carroll Cable and Gregory Keith, both of Marion; four beloved grandchildren: Victoria, Kayla, Daniel and Morgan; and 11 siblings: Evelyn Boone, Charles, J.C., Ray, Faye Hudarow, James, Hoyle, Lois Belcher, Mildred Letterman, Jane Bollinger and Phillip.

 

A funeral service will be held Monday, February 20, 2012, at 3:00 pm in the chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeal home.  Pastor  Jim Ledford , Pastor Pete McComb and Gregory K. Carroll will officiate. Burial will be in the Pete Young Cemetery

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gideons International, PO Box 264, Burnsville, NC or Mission Foundation, www.missionhospitals.org/foundation. 

DAVID SELTZER

David Anderson Seltzer, 62, of Burnsville, passed away  Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at the Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine. A native of Hartford, CT, he was a son of the late David and Dorothy Johnson Seltzer. He was also preceded in death by his sister Shelby.  David was an entrepreneur and was noted for his humor and his advice.

 

He is survived by his wife Ila Seltzer; a daughter: Heather Judge of Asheville; a Step-daughter: Molly Kamper of Austin, Tx; sisters: Cynthia Gorry and family of Lexington,Ma; Solveig Gruber and family of Romney, WV;  Dika Seltzer and family of Baltimore, Md, and a brother: Clifford Seltzer and family of Charlottesville, Va.

A memorial service will be held at 2 PM Monday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.  A celebration of life will follow at the Burnsville Town Center. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.  Memorial donations may be made to the Seltzer memorial Trust, c/o Heather Judge.

DONALD LEE (DON B.) BUCHANAN

Donald Lee (Don B.) Buchanan, 72, of Jacks Creek passed away Monday, February 13, 2012, at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine.  A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late T. A. and Margaret Young Buchanan.  He was a US Army Veteran.  Don was a motorcycle mechanic formerly with Gene Lummus' Harley-Davidson in Swannanoa.

 

Surviving are a brother:  Tommy Buchanan and wife, Peggy; and a nephew:  Tim Buchanan all of Burnsville and several cousins.

 

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 PM Sunday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.  The Rev. Ricky Bennett will officiate.

 

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 Yancey County, 856 Georges Fork Road, Burnsville, NC 28714.

JACK HUGHES

Jack Hughes, 82, of Miramar Drive, Asheville, passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at his home.  A native of Mitchell County, he was a son of the late Goodson and Tessie Thomas Hughes and the husband of Esther Byrd Hughes, who died in 2003.  Jack was a US Marine Veteran serving in the Korean and Vietnam wars.

 

Surviving are a daughter:  Tammy Wyatt of the home; 4 sons:  Danny Hughes of Clyde, Dean Hughes of Johnson City, TN, Randy Hughes of Fairview and Kriss Hughes of Cary, NC; 2 sisters:  Bonnie Johnson and Marie Presnell of Green Mountain; 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

 

Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Saturday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brother.  Rev. Philip Garland will officiate.  Military graverites will be conducted in the McCurry Cemetery on Barn Road.

 

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

THANNA ARROWOOD

Thanna Arrowood, 72, of Weaverville, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at John F. Keever Solace Center in Asheville.  A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Lee and Bertie Robinson Honeycutt.  Thanna was a retired public school bus driver.  She was a long-time member of Ivy Creek Baptist Church.

 

Surviving are 2 sons:  Bryan Lee Arrowood and wife, Sandra, of Black Mountain and Roger Dean Arrowood and wife, Tammy, of Weaverville; 7 grandchildren:  Brandi Arrowood, Brittany Gibson, Corey Arrowood, Joy Arrowood, Ashley Arrowood, Brittney Banks, and Samantha Banks; 2 great grandchildren:  Ciara Sims and Jasmine Arrowood; a brother:  Bobby Honeycutt and wife, Carolyn, of Fairview; and a sister:  Margaret Church and husband, Preston, of Weaverville.

 

Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Friday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.  The Revs. Preston Church and Larry Rogers will officiate.  Burial will be in the Robinson Cemetery on Bakers Creek. 

 

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

 

Memorials may be made to John F. Keever Solace Center, 21 Belvedere Road, Asheville, NC 28803.

PAUL BAILEY

Paul Bailey, 94, of Mountain View Road, Burnsville, passed away Monday, February 13, 2012 at his home.  He was a native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late John Wesley and Berga Angel Bailey.  Paul was a WWII Army Veteran having served in the European Theatre and was a prisoner of war for 7 months.  He was a retired farmer.

 

Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Clillon Higgins Bailey.

 

Military graverites will be conducted at 12 Noon Thursday, February 16, 2012 in the Western North Carolina State Veteran’s Cemetery in Black Mountain.

GENEVIEVE MILLER

Genevieve Miller, 88, of Burnsville went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at Four Seasons Elizabeth House in Flat Rock.  A native of Mitchell County, she was a daughter of the late Jerome and Lula Cook Buchanan and the wife of Arthur Miller who died in 1983.  She was of the Baptist faith and loved Elsie Bush’s Sunday School class at Mtn. Village Apartments. 

 

Surviving are her daughters:  Barbara Pittman and husband, Tommy, of Burnsville, and Shelba Murdock and husband, Gary, of Brevard; sons:  Jerry Miller and wife, Jo Ann of Penrose, and Larry Miller and wife, Lisa, of Johnson City; brothers:  Rev. Ray Buchanan of Oak Ridge, TN and Rev. Dean Buchanan and wife, Jean, of Knoxville; a sister-in-law:  Lockie Grindstaff of Green Mountain; 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

 

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Friday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.  Rev. Shannon Owen will officiate.  Burial will be in the Phillips Cemetery at Red Hill.

 

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

 

Memorials may be made to Four Seasons Elizabeth House, 581 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731 or Meals On Wheels, P. O. Box 546, Burnsville, NC 28714.

TERRY DEE "TADPOLE" SILVER

Terry Dee “Tadpole” Silver, 57, of Bowditch, went home to be with the Lord Monday, February 6, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family.  A native of Yancey County, he was a son of Geraldine Waycaster Silver of Burnsville and the late Dee Silver.  He was a member of Crabtree Baptist Church.

 

Surviving in addition to his mother, are his wife of 37 years:  Cathy Carroll Silver; two sons:  Jamie and Joseph Silver of the home; a brother:  Rev. Jackie Silver of Burnsville; a sister:  Pat Jones of Avery County and several nieces and nephews also survive.

 

Funeral services will be held at 8:00 PM Wednesday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.  Revs. Dale Banks and Michael Banks will officiate.  A graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday in the Bowditch Cemetery.

 

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 PM Wednesday prior to the service at the funeral home.

 

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

 

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