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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. 

EDWIN HUBBARD

Edwin Hubbard, 91, of Ridge Top Lane, the Victor Fields, passed away Saturday, October 27, 2012 at his home.  A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Charles R. and Grace Kirkpatrick Hubbard and the husband of Doris Winchell Hubbard who died in 2005.  He was a World War II Army Air Force Veteran.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.

DORIS BODFORD BOONE

Doris Bodford Boone, 78, of Burnsville, passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at Brookside Rehab & Care.  A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Mae Rathbone Bodford.  She was the wife of Bobby Boone who died in 1969.  She was also preceded in death by a sister: Lela Price; and grandchildren:  Mark and Jonathan Henline.

 

Surviving are a daughter:  Amy Carroll and husband, Alan, a son:  Greg Boone and Lisa Wilson both of Burnsville; grandchildren:  Josh Henline and wife, Jamie, Bobby Boone and Sam Morrow, Jessica Wilson, Tina Wilson, Jessica McKinney and husband, Josh, and Autum Carroll; great grandchildren:  Laiken McKinney, Peyton McKinney, Kane Boone, Mackenzie, Brooklyn, Avery and Riley, Alex and Faith Henline, Joseph McComas and Corbin Baynard.

 

Funeral services will be held at 4 PM Saturday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.  Rev. Roger Thompson and Phillip Hughes will officiate.  Burial will be in the Hyatt Cemetery.

 

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

 

Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Mitchell County, 236 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.

JETTA SILVERS

Jetta “Tootsie” Silvers, 82, of Candler, passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2012.  A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Lonnie and Bertie Williams Edwards.  She was also preceded in death by a brother, Ronald Edwards.  Tootsie was a former employee of Arbys Shoes.

 

Surviving are a sister:  Sue Higgins of Leicester; 6 nieces and nephews; 8 great nieces and nephews and a great-great niece.

 

Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Friday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.  Rev. Dale Banks will officiate.  Burial will be in the West Burnsville Cemetery.

 

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

RAY EDWARD ALLEN

Ray Edward Allen, 66, of Patterson Branch, passed away Thursday, October 18, 2012, at his home.  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 son:  Brian Allen.

 

Surviving are 2 sons:  Dustin Allen of Burnsville and James Ray Allen of Nashville, TN; his former wife:  Janice Allen Lowe; siblings:  JoAnn Phillips, Christine Hensley, Fred Allen, Jerry Allen, Steven Allen, Larry Allen, Bobby Allen and David Allen, all of Burnsville, Jan Ledford of Johnson City, TN,Joyce Letterman of Weaverville, and Donna Penland of South Carolina; and, a granddaughter.

 

A memorial service will be held at 8PM Thursday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. 

 

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

JOY DIANE EDWARDS

Joy Diane Doan Edwards, 55, of Marion, born June 10, 1957, went to be with the Lord Sunday, October 14, 2012.

 

Surviving are her husband:  William Billy Edwards of Marion; mother:  Josephine Smith, and father: Leroy Doan of Greeneville, TN; two sons:   Stacy Edwards and wife, Tonya, and Travis Edwards and wife, Vonita; seven grandchildren:  Haley, Tracie, Breanna, Ethan, Ty, Preston and Dylan Edwards all of Marion; four brothers:  Rocky Doan of Greeneville, Ivan Doan and Victor Doan and wife, Pam, of Mars Hill and Barry Doan and wife, Gina, of Asheville; two sisters:  Holly Jamerson and husband, Darren, of Greeneville and Ruth Tyler of Asheville and several nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Thursday in Simms Fork Baptist Church.  Rev. Daniel Hensley will officiate.  Burial will be in the Simms Fork Cemetery.

 

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 PM Wednesday at Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home where the body will remain until taken to the church to lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service.

 

Gone But Never Forgotten.  We love you Joy.

VIRGINIA PHILLIPS

Virginia Phillips, 82, of Sleepy Hollow Road, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, October 13, 2012 at her home.  She was a daughter of the late James and Anna Mae McCombs Young of West Virginia.  She was also preceded in death by 2 sisters and 4 brothers.  Virginia was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.

 

Surviving are her husband of 60 years, Frank Phillips; a son Bobby Phillips and wife Diane and a grandson: Travis Phillips all of Burnsville; a brother: Paul Young, Sr. of Parkton, MD; a sister-in-law: Mable Young of Havre De Grace, MD and several nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral services will be held at 8 P. M. Tuesday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. Pastor Jerry Shelton will officiate.  A graveside service will be held at 11 A. M. Wednesday in Holcombe Cemetery on Meadow Road.

 

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

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

ROY DONALD BIEDERMAN

Roy Donald Biederman was born September 2, 1949 in St. Louis, MO  to Bea and John Biederman and died at his home in Burnsville, NC on October 13, 2012. 

 

He grew up and went to school in Webster Groves, MO before joining the military after high school.  Roy was a U.S. Marine Corp combat veteran having served in Vietnam.

 

On July 25, 1970 he married Elizabeth Mayo Legg and they made their home in St. Louis and then Jacksonville, Florida before moving to Burnsville in 1998.  They loved their mountaintop home and spent many happy years there with their cats and “outdoor critters.”  Unfortunately, Elizabeth predeceased him in 2004.

 

He leaves behind a brother: John Biederman, of Farmington, NM, his sister-in-law: Harriett Dame, brother-in-law: James Legg, and nephew: Jim Bledsoe, as well as his special friend and caretaker for the past year, Robert Watkins.

 

Many thanks to Hospice of Yancey County these past few months.  Memorials may be made to Hospice of Yancey County, 856 Georges Fork Road, Burnsville, NC 28714 or  the Yancey County Public Library.

 

His ashes will be scattered by the family at a later date. Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home is assisting the Biederman family.

MARK VANCE RIDDLE

Mark Vance Riddle, 55, of Sharp Top Road died Friday, October 12, 2012.  He was the son of Wanda and Pearson Riddle, Jr. of Burnsville.

 

Surviving in addition to his parents are a sister:  Melynda Rose and husband, Whitney, of Fredericksburg, VA; a niece:  Alexis; and a nephew:  Jackson.

 

A memorial service will be held at 2 PM Saturday, October 27, 2012 at the home of Wanda and Pearson Riddle.

BRUCE C. McINTOSH

Bruce C. McIntosh, 87, of the Bee Log community went home to be with the Lord Friday, October 12, 2012 at Memorial Campus of Mission Hospitals. A native of Yancey County, he was the son of the late Grover C. and Pearl Phillips McIntosh and husband of Mildred Fox McIntosh who died January 15, 2012. He was a WW ll Navy Seabee, a retired textile worker and a lifelong farmer. Bruce was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

 

Surviving are his daughter: Brenda Smith and husband Don; a granddaughter: Melissa Hoilman and husband Ryan and 4 great grandsons: Ashton, Bryson, Dalton and Colby Hoilman all of Burnsville.

 

Funeral services will be held at 3PM Sunday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. The Rev. Royce Ball will officiate. Burial will be in the Holcombe Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2 until 3PM Sunday prior to the service at the funeral home.

 

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