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DIANTHA WEBSTER STEVENSON

Diantha Webster Stevenson passed away Thursday, May 10, 2012 at her home in Green Mountain. She was born September 8, 1940 in Norwalk, Connecticut.

 

Diantha graduated from The Stockbridge School, Stockbridge Massachusetts in 1957 and received a BA from Bard College in 1963.

 

After growing up in Connecticut, she lived for many years in Washington, DC, where her employers included the Social Science Research Council, the National Science Foundation and Resources for the Future. Family responsibilities took her next to Lee, Massachusetts.  Music was always important to her. She sang in the Cathedral Choir in Washington, DC, the Berkshire Lyric Chorus in Massachusetts and in several church choirs. After moving to Green Mountain in 1991, she became active with the Literacy Council and with St. Thomas Episcopal Church.  

 

She is survived by her sister, Mary Stevenson Thieme of Panama City, Florida and her nephew Donald M. Thieme of Valdosta, Georgia.

 

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:30 P. M. Friday, May 18th in St. Thomas Episcopal Church.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Habitat for Humanity or a charity of your choice.

 

Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home is assisting the Stevenson family.

BERTHA SILVERS HARWOOD

Bertha Silvers Harwood, 64, of Burnsville, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at her home.  A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Avery and Liddia King Silvers.  She was preceded in death by a brother:  Nealy Silvers; and, a sister:  Ruth Herron.  Bertha was a former employee of Ohio Electric and Shenna’s Restaurant in Barnardsville, and was retired from OTS, Inc. in Weaverville.

 

Surviving are 2 sons:  Mark McMahan of Burnsville and Jason Harwood and wife, Malena, of Barnardsville; 4 grandsons:  Avery, Cameron, John and Jason; 2 brothers:  Lloyd Silvers of Burnsville and Junior King of Leicester; 5 sisters:  Lola Radford and Helen Robinson of Burnsville, June Laws of Asheville, Shirley Dockery of Fletcher and Ruby Harbor of Eden; and, several nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral services will be held at 8PM Saturday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.  Revs. David Garland and Tommy Murphy will officiate.  A graveside service will be held at 2PM Sunday in the King Cemetery at Elk Shoal.

 

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

 

The family wishes to express a special thanks to Hospice of Yancey County, and to Rachel Verkade and Shirley Dockery for the special and loving care.

LOUISE McINTOSH ENGLAND

Louise McIntosh England, 90, of Indian Creek Road, went home to be with the Lord, Monday, April 30, 2012 at her home.  A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Willard and Fannie Anderson McIntosh.  She was also preceded in death by brothers:  Cliff Horton and Jack A. McIntosh and a sister, Hortense King.

 

Surviving are her husband of 62 years, Armin O. England; a daughter, Diana England; and a son,  Mark England all of Burnsville and several nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral services will be held at 7 PM Wednesday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.  Rev. Philip Garland will officiate.  Burial will be in the Willard McIntosh Cemetery.

 

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

 

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

DENNIS HOWARD DELLINGER

Dennis Howard Dellinger, 71, of Jacks Creek, went home peacefully to be with the Lord Sunday, April 29, 2012 at John F. Keever Solace Center.  A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Ralph and Lillian Murphy Dellinger.  He was also preceded in death by a brother, Arthur Dellinger.  Dennis was a carpenter and a faithful member of Halls Chapel Baptist Church.

 

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Grace Fox Dellinger; 2 daughters:  Patricia Kegley and husband, Kevin, and Melisa Lorane Dellinger and soul mate, Steve Wise; 2 granddaughters:  Jessica Grace Moore and Audrianna Nicole Moore, and a great grandson:  Ashtyn Kyler Mathis all of Burnsville; two sisters:  Atlas Anglin and Gail Anglin and husband, Junior; a brother:  Wayne Dellinger and wife, Barbara, all of Hendersonville, and several nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral services will be held at 7 PM Tuesday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.  Rev. Holt Whitson, Jr. will officiate.  A graveside service will be held at 11 AM Wednesday in the Jacks Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

The family will receive friend from 5 until 7 PM Tuesday prior to the service at the funeral home.

VIRGINIA M. WEBB

Virginia M. Webb, 81, of Marion, went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, April 29, 2012 at Autumn Care of Marion.  A native of Mitchell County, she was a daughter of the late Herman and Beatrice Wilson and the wife of Jack Webb who died in 2001.  She was also preceded in death by a stepson, Michael Webb, a granddaughter, Bridget Banks and a sister, Wanda Miller.

 

Surviving are a daughter, Shelba Banks and husband, Frank, of Burnsville; two grandsons:  Jason Banks of Travelers Rest, SC and Josh Banks of Taylors, SC; a great grandson:  Gunnar Banks; sisters:  Barbara Squires and husband, Jerry, Elizabeth Blankenship and Brenda Bost and husband, Dean, all of Nebo.

 

Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Wednesday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.  Revs. Pete McComb and Phil Murdock will officiate.  Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery at Horton Hill.

 

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

 

Memorials may be made to Autumn Care of Marion Activities, P. O. Box 339, Marion, NC  28752.

DAPHNE STYLES HINERMAN

Daphne LaDare Styles Hinerman, 57, of Staunton, VA went home to be with the Lord Friday, April 27, 2012, at her home.  A native of Yancey County,  she was a daughter of Geraldine Ray Hubbert and stepfather, Oscar, of Fletcher and Phillip B. Styles and wife, Jeannie, of Burnsville. She was a loving wife and mother.

  

Surviving, in addition to her parents, are her husband:  William Hinerman; a daughter:  Courtney LaDona Cook and husband, Brian Scott Cook, of Stuarts Draft, VA; a son:  Ryan Whitson of Waynesboro, VA; an aunt:  Betty Wilson and husband, Jerry, of Burnsville; and, a cousin:  Dean McCurry of Asheville.

  

Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Tuesday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home in Burnsville, NC.  Rev. A. J. Moore will officiate.  Burial will be in Allen Cemetery on Ewart Wilson Road.

The family will receive friends from 12 Noon until 2 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.

SHIRLEY YOUNG BAILEY

Shirley Young Bailey, 69,  passed away Friday, April 27, 2012 after a 4 month battle with cancer.  She was a native of Burnsville  and had been a resident  of Wallburg, NC since 1972.  Shirley was the daughter of the late Jim L and Mary H Young. 

 

Surviving are her husband, Ronnie E Bailey;  a daughter, Kim Bailey Craven & husband Jim;  a son, Ronnie E Bailey II & wife Katina; a grandson Justin Bailey Craven & wife Ashley; and her first great-grandson, Spencer James Craven, all of Wallburg, and her brother, Donald Young & wife Marilyn of Burnsville.  She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Kelli Bailey Bartley, after which she founded Triad Friends & Family support group. 

 

A Celebration of her life will be held at 5 P.M. Sunday in Fellowship Baptist Church in Winston Salem, of which she was an active member.  The family will receive friends from 3 until 5 P.M. prior to the service at the church.

 

In lieu of flowers, condolences may be directed in her memory, to Hospice of Winston-Salem, Winston-Salem Shrine Nobelles, or Triad Friends & Family. 

This obituary courtesy of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.

HOMER FOX

Homer Fox, 79, of Burnsville, passed away Monday, April 23, 2012 at Mission Hospital.  A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Arthur and Hattie Laws Fox.  He was preceded in death by 5 sisters and 2 brothers.  Homer was a US Army Korean Conflict Veteran.  He attended Fox Creek Baptist Church.

 

Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Neta Wilson Fox; a daughter, Patricia Garland and husband, Ricky, of Burnsville; a grandson, Brandon Garland; 2 brothers:  Clay Fox of Burnsville and Albert Fox of Weaverville and several nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Wednesday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.  Rev. Perry Norton will officiate.  Burial will be in the Academy Cemetery.

 

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

JUANITA B. LUSK

Juanita B. Lusk has gone home to be with the Lord she loved and served!  Born in Big Creek, West Virginia, she was one of seven children born to Ora and Charlotte (Lottie) Lucas Burwell.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Harold S. Lusk in 2003, as well as 2 sisters and 3 brothers.

 

Surviving are a daughter:  Vhonda L. Blankenship and husband Malcolm Wade Blankenship of Burnsville; a son: Harold Alan Lusk and wife Nora Jarrett Lusk of Burnsville; additionally she is survived by five grandchildren:  LeAnn Shutes and husband Steve; Jennifer Ollis and husband Geoff, Harold A. Lusk Jr.(Hal), Selena C. Lusk and Laura A. Lusk, engaged to Kevin McDaniel; one great grandson: Ty K. Ollis; one sister: Bernice Hauth, and several nieces and nephews also survive.

 

A private family graveside service will be held on Monday April 23.  A public memorial service will also be held at West Burnsville Baptist Church on Monday at 7PM to which all her family and friends are most cordially invited.  Those wishing to honor Juanita’s life may do so through a gift made to the Billy Graham Evangelical Association, Gideons International or Hospice of Yancey County.

 

Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home is assisting the Lusk family.

ANNA MAE NORMAN

Anna Mae Norman, 97, of Nebo, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, April 19, 2012, at Sunrise Rehabilitation & Care.  A native of Yancey County, she was the daughter of the late Gilbert and Cora Branch Carroway, and the wife of John Henry Norman who passed away in 1977.  She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Nina Norman, and a son, Allen Norman.

 

Surviving are a son:  Charles Norman and wife, Pauline, of Nebo; 3 grandchildren:  Randy Norman, Louann Thomas and Rene Norman, and 5 great grandchildren.

 

Funeral services will be held at Noon Monday, April 23, 2012 in First Baptist Church of Nebo.  Rev. Doug Worley will officiate.  Burial will be in the Elk Valley Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

The family will receive friends from 11 AM until Noon at the church prior to the service. 

 

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