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JOE DEAN LEDFORD

Joe Dean Ledford, 56, of Burnsville, passed away unexpectedly Monday, November 12, 2012.  A native of Yancey County, he was a son of Geneveve Randolph Ledford Johns of Burnsville and the late Floyd Ledford.

 

Surviving in addition to his mother, are a son, Michael; sisters:  Maria Grindstaff of Burnsville and Regina Wilson and husband, Doug of Johnson City, TN; nephews:  James Pate, Jonathan Grindstaff and Matthew Grindstaff of Burnsville and Jeremy Wilson of Johnson City; nieces;  Missy Mitchell and Amanda Wilson of Johnson City and Katie Grindstaff of Burnsville and several great nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral services will be held at 3 PM Saturday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.  Randy Randolph and Tom Cooper will officiate.  Burial will be in the Academy Cemetery.

 

The family will receive friends from 1:30 until 3 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.

STEVE ALLEN

Steve Allen, 57, of Burnsville passed away Sunday, November 11, 2012 at Brookside Rehabilitation and Care.  A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Frank and Madge Tipton Allen.  He was also preceded in death by a brother, Ray Edward Allen.

 

Surviving are a daughter; Brandy; a son:  Christopher; siblings:  Christine Hensley, Fred Allen, Jerry Allen, JoAnn Phillips, Larry Allen, Bobby Allen and David Allen, all of Burnsville, Jan Ledford of Johnson City, Joyce Letterman of Weaverville, and Donna Penland of South Carolina.

 

Funeral services will be held at 8 PM Tuesday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.  Rev. Perry Norton will officiate.  A graveside service will be held at 11 AM Wednesday in the Allen Family Cemetery at Pensacola.

 

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

RONALD JAKE HONEYCUTT

Ronald “Jake” Honeycutt, 71, of Horton Creek went to be with the Lord Sunday, November 11, 2012 at his home.  A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Ruby Honeycutt.  He was an owner/operator, dump truck driver.  Jake was a member of Paint Gap Presbyterian Church and attended Cane River Baptist Church. 

 

Surviving are his wife of 45 years:  Carolyn Tallent Honeycutt; a son: Shane Honeycutt and wife, Shelly, and grandson: Mason Jake Honeycutt of Conway, S.C.; a sister:  Christine Garland and husband, Leonard, of Bakersville; father-in-law: Fred Tallent of Burnsville; 3 nephews: Greg Honeycutt, Kevin Garland and Todd Westall; 3 nieces:  Holly Wilson, Laken Phillips and Heather Cutts; a great nephew:  Hunter Wilson; a great niece:  Isabella Garland; and 2 step grandsons:  Austin and Kevin Crave.

 

Funeral services will be held at 8 PM Wednesday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.  Rev. Shane Cassida will officiate.  A graveside service will be held at 11 AM Thursday in the Cane River Church Cemetery.

 

The family will receive friends from 6:30 until 8 PM Wednesday prior to the service at the funeral home.

 

Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to Hospice of Yancey County, 856 Georges Fork Road, Burnsville, NC 28714.

BETTY YOUNG RIDDLE

Betty Young Riddle, 79, of Pensacola, passed away Sunday November 11, 2012 at her home.  A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Charlie Ross and Laura Adams Young.  She was also preceded in death by sisters:  Christine Quarles and Carol Holcombe; brothers: Joe, Jack and Charles Young. Betty worked for Sears & Roebuck for many years before moving to Alaska for eleven years, where her favorite past time was Golf, which she continued after moving to Burnsville.  All of her Grandchildren were very special in her heart.

 

Surviving are her loving husband of 55 years:  Dazzie Vance Riddle; a daughter:  Debra Ann Riddle of Asheville with grandchildren:  Megan, Destin, and Jennifer; a son:  Jack “Randy” Riddle of Burnsville with grandchildren:  Holly, David and Travis.

 

Funeral Services will be held at 2 PM Wednesday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. Hospice Chaplin Joe Bennett will officiate. Burial will be in the Pearson Riddle Family 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 Hospice of Yancey County, 865 Georges Fork Road, Burnsville NC 28714. 

LUTHER ANGLIN

Luther Anglin, 77, of Marion, passed away Monday, November 12, 2012 at Autumn Care Nursing Center in Marion.  A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Rabe and Grace Riddle Anglin.  He was a former employee of Broyhill Furniture Company.

 

Surviving are his wife, Arlene Edwards Anglin; a son:  Dennis Anglin of Marion; a daughter:  Deborah Ansley and husband, Shelton, of Cairo, GA; a sister:  Mable Higgins of Weaverville; 2 brothers:  Bill Anglin of Roseville, MI and Braskie Anglin of Orlando, FL; 4 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

 

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 PM Thursday in the Watts Cemetery on Lotties Creek.

DAVID BRUCE BANKS

David Bruce Banks, 78, of Phipps Creek, passed away Friday, November 9, 2012 at Mission Hospital in Asheville.  A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Charlie and Agnes Blankenship Banks.  He was also preceded in death by sisters: Evelyn McPeters, Ida Angel and Madge Fagan and brothers: Willie Crate, Rolin, Hobert, Vernon and Edwin Banks.  He was a US Army Veteran, serving in Germany, and a retired employee of BASF. 

 

Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Betty Jo Edwards Banks; four sisters: Carolyn Stern of Las Vegas, NV, Aldine Johnson of Virginia Beach, VA, June Everhart of Asheville and Anne Higgins of Rutherfordton and a brother Benjamine Banks of Concord.

 

Funeral services will be held at 2 P. M. Friday, November 16, 2012 in Cane River Baptist Church, where he attended for 49 years.  The Revs. Shane Cassida and Dennis Thurman will officiate.  Burial will be in the Church Cemetery.

 

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

REV. RICHARD BRYANT

Rev. Richard Bryant, 77, of Jacks Creek went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, November 7, 2012.  A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Wilce and Dicey Adkins Bryant and the husband of Mandlyn Phillips Bryant who died in 1990.    He was also preceded in death by sisters:  Aletha Hensley and Connie Bryant; and brothers:  Howard and Rotha Bryant and two infant brothers.  Rev. Bryant was a member of the Jacks Creek Freewill Baptist Minister’s Association since 1984.  He pastored Pilgrims Chapel for many years.  As a visiting minister, he served various churches in Western North Carolina and Eastern Tennessee.  Richard worked at Henredon Furniture Industries for 28½ years.  While there, he organized a program to distribute free Bibles to Russia.  He also was a leader in a Bible study class for employees.  As a nature lover, Richard was an avid gardener and a skilled outdoorsman.  For several years, he served as a volunteer with the Jacks Creek Fire Department.  Richard’s life personified the love of Jesus Christ with his friendly smile and humble spirit.  He was a blessing to all who knew him.  He will be greatly missed.

 

Surviving are his wife of 7 years:  Carolyn Wheeler Williams Bryant; son:  Jeff Bryant of Erwin; grandchildren:  Tara Bryant of Knoxville and Cody Bryant of Boone; sisters:  Ella B. Ward of Waynesboro, VA and Honnie Woodby and husband, Bill, of Burnsville; brother:  Fletcher Bryant of Burnsville; 4 step children:  Camille Buchanan of Bakersville, Mitzie Watts of Erwin and Terry and Patrick Williams of Burnsville; 11 step-grandchildren and a step-great-granddaughter.  Numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members also survive.

 

Funeral services will be held at 8 PM Friday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.  Revs.  Russell Hughes and Casey Williams will officiate.  A graveside service will be held at 11 AM Saturday in the Wheeler Family Cemetery at Riverside.

 

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

BILL BEAVER

Bill Beaver, 69, of Candler, passed away Monday, November 5, 2012 at his home.  A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Will and Sara Laws Beaver and the husband of Ellen Bradford Beaver who died in 2007.  He had lived in Buncombe County since 1976 and was a retiree of Harris Teeter.  Bill was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, and an active member of the Dahlia Society, Pigeon Club and Beagle Club.

 

Surviving are daughters: Penny Beaver of Candler and Darlene Ponder and husband, Jon, of Asheville; a son: Gary Maney of Candler; a grandson:  Reilly Ponder of Asheville; two sisters: Nell Bryant of Green Mountain and Jean Gibson of Weaverville and several nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral services will be held at 7 P. M. Thursday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. The Revs. Allen Rash, Jim Hutchins and Jim Page will officiate. Private graveside services will be held on Friday in the Hughes Cemetery on Shoal Creek.

 

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

 

Memorials may be made to Irene Wortham Adult Day Program, 916 West Chapel Road, Asheville, NC 28802.

JUNE TAYLOR RAMSEY

June Taylor Ramsey, 75, of Inverness, Florida, went home to Jesus on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at her home.  A native of Asheville, she was a daughter of the late Paul Judson and Pearle Fletcher Taylor.  She was a Traffic Manager for Mars White Knight in Asheville for many years.  June was an avid doll collector and enjoyed traveling, camping, crafts, and most importantly, spending time with her family. 

 

She is survived by her devoted husband of fifty-seven years:  Dennis L. Ramsey.  She was a loving mother to:  Mike (Linda) Ramsey of Flowery Branch, GA, Debbie (Jon) Pucillo of Inverness, FL, Terri (Tim) Burnette of Weaverville, Carole (Charles) Sharpe of Candler and Tina (Dwight) Waldrup of Raleigh.  She was an adoring mammaw to D. J. McCarson and Taylor Ramsey, whom resided with her, and Michael, Timmy, Tiffany, Miranda, Tara, Trey, Ashley, Christopher, Jacob, K. C., Tiffany, Ashley and Jon and 9 great grandchildren.  She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.  The Revs. Timmy Burnette and Jason Hyatt will officiate.  Burial will be in the Westall Family Cemetery on Bolens Creek.

 

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 PM Tuesday at the funeral home.    

WILLIAM VICTOR CLARK

William Victor Clarke, 93, passed away peacefully Monday, November 5, 2012 in Rialto, Calif with his wife of 56 years, Margaret Maney Clark and son, William Wesley Clark at his bedside.  He has been a resident of San Bernardindo County for 65 years.  “Vic” served in WWII Army Air Corps, as Master Sergeant, for four years in the 530th Bomb Squadron, 380th Bomb Group, most of the time in Australia.  After being discharged, he visited California and decided to stay.  He opened a plumbing and heating business in Fontana and continued working in the wholesale plumbing business until he retired.  The day after he retired he opened Clarke Plumbing Specialties, which his son bought and now operates.  He was always interested in inventing and was successful in getting a U.S. Patent.  He is preceded in death by his parents and all of his siblings. 

 

Surviving are his wife Margaret, son William, and several nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral services will be held at 5:30 P. M.  Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at Stone Funeral Home in Upland, CA.

 

He will be laid to rest at 1 P. M. Saturday, November 17, 2012 in Horton Hill Cemetery in Burnsville, NC. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to cancer research. 

 

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