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PAMELA HALL ADCOCK

Pamela Hall Adcock, 50, of the Bolens Creek Community went to be with the Lord Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at St. Joseph Hospital.  A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of Delois Owens Hall of Burnsville and Richard Hall of Micaville.

 

Surviving, in addition to her parents, are her grandmother, Effie Silver of Burnsville; aunts:  Phyllis Delorne and husband, Lee, of Springfield, OR and Grace Miller and husband, J. W., of Burnsville; uncles:  Douglas Silver and wife, Bonnie, and Donald Owens and wife, Deanie, of Burnsville, John Silver of Columbia, SC and Charles Hall and wife, Gloria, of Micaville.

 

Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Friday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.  Dr. Chris Morgan will officiate.  Burial will be in the Miller Cemetery on Ray Mine Road.

 

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

NANCY PENLAND FOXX

Nancy Penland Foxx, 88, of Bald Creek, passed away Sunday, December 8, 2013 at Brookside Rehabilitation and Care.  A native of Buncombe County, she was a daughter of the late Herbert and Mary Louise Peeler Penland and the wife of James R. Foxx, who died in 1984.  She was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary Louise Currie.  Nancy was a retired Yancey County School Teacher and a member of Bald Creek United Methodist Church.

 

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Tuesday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.  Rev. Mike Shuford will officiate.  Burial will be in the Holcombe Cemetery. 

 

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home, and at other times will be at the home of Ronnie and Nan Proffitt.

 

Memorials may be made to Bald Creek United Methodist Church, c/o Nan Proffitt, 43 Beechwood Drive, Burnsville, NC 28714 or Hospice of Yancey County, 856 Georges Fork Road, Burnsville, NC 28714.

JANE MUMMERT

Jane Mummert, 68, of Burnsville died peacefully at her home on Saturday, December 7, 2013.  She was the daughter of the late William and Evelyn Wheeler.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Mummert. 

 

Jane’s life was one of service throughout her career and into retirement.  She was president of the Yancey Humane Society and worked tirelessly on behalf of homeless and neglected animals.  There are countless animals living a better life because of Jane’s courage to speak up for them. 

 

Jane is survived by her beloved dog, Hennessy and a large family of cherished friends.

 

At Jane’s request there will be no memorial service.  Donations in her memory may be made to the Yancey Humane Society, PO Box 1016, Burnsville, NC 28714.

RALPH FRANK HARRIS

Ralph Frank Harris, 87, Conover, passed away, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. Born March 1st, 1925 in Micaville, Yancey County, NC, to the late Delzie Harris and Lela Hise Harris Chapo. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Thomas Frank Harris, two sisters Pasty Evans and Faye Pyle. Survivors include his wife, Hazel Lindsey Reid Harris of Conover, two daughters, Beverly Stone and husband Gary Stone of Conover, Gail Hefner and husband Dennis Hefner of Hickory, four step children, Darlene Hatfield of Apache Junction, AZ, Tony Smith of Valdese, Coy Reid and wife Bunnie of Conover, Dorothy Walker and husband Jim of Winston Salem, a brother, Phil Harris and wife Mildred of Burnsville, two sisters, Robbye Murphy and husband Robert of Lincoln, Ca, Carol Little and husband Gary of Cleveland, Tn; Grandchildren, Dawn Newton and husband Jeff of Hickory, Sean McNeal of Austin, TX, Laura Herran and husband Roy of Montrose, Co, Scott Harris and wife Rebekah of Bossier City, La; 8 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great-grandchildren, and 17 step-grandchildren. He was a WWII Veteran serving in the US Navy. He got to travel the world and was very proud to have served his Country.

 

Ralph loved people, spent many hours playing his guitar and singing. He volunteered going to rest homes to bring some music to those that could not get out. He loved his churches and gave so much of his time and talents. The Lord was the most important thing in his life, then his family and friends. He volunteered as a driver for Meals on Wheels for a number of years, until he had a stroke and had to resign.

 

Donations in lieu of flowers should be sent to Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, NC 28658.

 

The funeral will be held at 1:00 pm Thursday, Dec. 5th at Oxford Baptist Church, Conover, with internment following in the church cemetery. Catawba Memorial funeral home will be officiating.

This obituary is courtesy of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.

MAX McCURRY

Max McCurry, 77, of Cane Branch, passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2013.  A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Thad “Tater Bug” and Maude Young McCurry.  Max was a US Navy Veteran and a retired employee of the N. C. Department of Corrections.  He enjoyed farming, his cattle, attending church, politics and his breakfast crowd.

           

Surviving are his children:  Pam Bainbridge of Charlotte, Steve McCurry and wife, Holly, of Asheville and Kim Young and husband, Sam, of Burnsville; 5 grandchildren:  Nicole and Matthew Bainbridge, Kyndall and Jackson McCurry and Joshua Young; a sister:  Louise Shaw and husband, Jack, of Cheraw, SC; his companion:  Margie Patton of Morganton; and a nephew:  Rodney Shaw.

           

Funeral services will be held at 4 PM Friday in Victory Baptist Church of which he was a member.  Rev. Scot Garland will officiate.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.

           

The family will receive friends from 2:30 until 4 PM prior to the service at the church. 

 

Memorials may be made to Victory Baptist Church, P. O. Box 3, Micaville, NC 28755.

AMERICA BOGGS

America Boggs, 58, of Burnsville, passed away Monday, December 2, 2013, at Brookside Rehabilitation & Care.  A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Norman and Carrie Jones Boggs.

 

Surviving are a sister:  Karen Boggs; and, an aunt:  Mildred Deal, both of Burnsville.

 

Funeral services will be held at 2PM Wednesday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.  Rev. Scot Garland will officiate.  Burial will be in the Verlin Jones Cemetery on Plum Branch.

           

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

PAUL LAWS

Paul Laws, 79, of Green Mountain went home to be with the Lord Saturday, November 30, 2013 at St. Joseph Hospital surrounded by his family.  A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Ola Laws.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Jeanette Cooper Laws who died February 8, 2013.  He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Parker who died December 18, 2012 and a sister, Betty Deyton.  He was a retired railroad employee with 33 years of service.  Paul’s greatest passion in life was his family, horses, logging and farming.

 

Surviving are a daughter, Linda Biddix and husband, Steve; a son, Mark Laws and wife, Angie, all of Green Mountain; 4 grandchildren:  Brandie, Britney, Sydney and Kylie; 4 great grandchildren:  Kolbey, Jacob, Lucas and Gracie; and a brother, Tom Laws of Hickory.

 

Funeral services will be held at 8 PM Tuesday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.  Revs. Bernie Jones and Roger Thompson will officiate.  A graveside service will be held at 11 AM Wednesday in the Laws Cemetery.

 

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

J. B. FENDER

J. B. Fender, 82, of Bald Creek, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, November 28, 2013, at his home.  A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Clyde and Myrtle Barnes Fender.  He was preceded in death by his sister:   Betty Ann Fender Duncan.  J. B. was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church and was a U.S. Army Veteran. 

 

According to his wishes, he was blessed to spend his last days with his wife of 59 years:  Betty Jean Buckner Fender; son:  Bill Fender and wife, Sherry; and a grandson:  Casey Fender, all of Burnsville, and many other friends and family members, including aunts:  Ruth Barnes English and Hazel Barnes Shelton of Burnsville.

 

Funeral services will be held at 2PM Sunday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.  Revs. Junior Hollifield and Jerry Shelton will officiate.  Burial will be in the Bald Creek Methodist Church Cemetery.

 

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

 

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

BENNY FENDER

Benny Fender, 78, of the Bald Creek Community, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at his home, surrounded by his family.  A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Vernon and Mary Wilson Fender.  He was also preceded in death by a sister, Margie Peterson and brothers, Leonard and Dewey Fender.  Benny owned and operated Central Barber Shop in Burnsville and Benny’s Barber Shop at his home.  He was a member of Bald Creek United Methodist Church.

  

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Helen Westall Fender; two daughters: Martha  Huskins and husband, Roger, of Newdale and Mary Beth Fender of Bald Creek; a son: Christopher Fender and wife, Sherri, of Pensacola; five grandchildren: Cody, Jessica, Tara, Ashlynn and Jessie and a great granddaughter: Lyla.

 

Funeral services will be held at 2 P. M. Saturday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.  Revs. A. J. Moore and Joe Bennett will officiate.  Burial will be in the Proffitt Cemetery at Bald Creek.  The family will receive friends from noon until 2 P. M. Saturday, prior to the service, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Yancey County, 856 Georges Fork Road, Burnsville, NC 28714 or Bald Creek United Methodist Church, 29 Bald Creek School Road, Burnsville, NC 28714.

INEZ PATTON BANKS

Inez Patton Banks, 66, of Burnsville went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, November 24, 2013 at her home, surrounded by her family.  A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Gene and Elizabeth Robinson Patton.  She was also preceded in death by a brother, Larry Patton and her second parents Boyd and Pearl Brown Banks.  Inez was a retired employee of Yancey County School System, working in the Cafeteria at Mountain Heritage High School for many years. 

 

Surviving are her husband of 47 years, Charles W. ‘Chip’ Banks; two daughters:  Becky Christopher and husband, Paul, of Vass, NC and Jennifer Young and husband, Chad; and a son:  Jonathan Banks and wife, Tammy, all of Burnsville; a sister:  Anna Lee Ledford and husband, Lawrence, of Asheville; and six granddaughters:  Christy, Megan, Nicole, Ashley, Amber and Alex, two step grandsons: Luke and Gabriel Christopher; a special niece: Laura Huneycutt of Stanfield, NC and special nephew:  Bobby Holcombe of Burnsville.  

 

Funeral services will be held at 6:30 PM Tuesday in West Burnsville Baptist Church of which she was an active member.  Pastor Charlie Carroway and Revs. Ricky Ray and Harold Bennett, Jr. will officiate.  A graveside service will be held at 11 AM Wednesday in the Church Cemetery. Deacons of West Burnsville Baptist Church will serve as pallbearers.

 

The family will receive friends from 5 until 6:30 PM Tuesday at West Burnsville Baptist Church, prior to the service.

 

Memorials may be made to West Burnsville Baptist Church, P. O. Box 38, Burnsville, NC 28714 or Hospice of Yancey County, 856 Georges Fork Road, Burnsville, NC 28714.

 

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