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CLYDE WILFORD CRISSONE

 

Clyde W. “Possum” Crissone, 58, of Roaring Fork Road, passed away Sunday, September 26, 2010, at his home.  A native of Polk County, he was a son of the late Clyde and Mary Flannigan Crissone.  He was preceded in death by 2 sisters.  “Possum” was an avid Carolina Tarheel fan and enjoyed NASCAR racing.

 

Surviving are his wife of 29 years:  Carol Sue Wilson Crissone; 4 brothers:  Dave Crissone and wife, Linda, Bill Crissone and wife, Cricket, and Bud Crissone, all of Columbus, and Johnny Crissone of Hazel Green, AL; and, 5 sisters:  Bobbie Nodine and husband, Tim, and Jane Crissone of Columbus, Peggy Robinson and husband, Bill, of Asheville, Joyce Arrowood and husband, Sonny, of Black Mountain and Wanda Crissone of CA.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

 

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

 

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

BRUCE BAILEY

Bruce Baccus Bailey, 94, of Jacks Creek, died Saturday, September 25, 2010 at his home.  He was born November 21, 1915 in Yancey County to the late Mack and Zella Bailey.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters:  Nelle Bailey and Pauline Hensley; and brother: Earl Bailey.  He was a member of Jacks Creek Baptist Church where he served as deacon and in other capacities.

 

He is survived by his wife of 74 years: Gwen Valley Bailey; a daughter:  Genene Muse and husband Jim of Macon, GA; 2 grandchildren: Melany Grant and husband, Dean, of Milledgeville, GA and Ed Muse and wife, Molly, of Macon, GA; 4 great grandchildren: Harrison and Bailey Grant and Beck and Matt Muse; a sister:  Madlyn Bailey of Burnsville; a niece: Carol Jones; and nephew:  Rodney Hensley.

 

Funeral Services will be held at 2 PM Tuesday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.  The Rev. Pete Peterson will officiate.  Burial will be in the Jacks Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. 

 

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

 

Memorials may be made to Senior Citizens Center, Meals On Wheels, P. O. Box 546, Burnsville, NC 28714. 

BILL HALL

Bill Hall, 80, of Spruce Pine, passed away Monday September 20, 2010 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital.  A native of Columbia SC, he was a US Army veteran and served in the Merchant Marines for 20 years.  Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Anglin Hall who died in 2009.

 

Surviving are two daughters, Helen Sue Hall of Spruce Pine and Angela Hall Dydasco of Huntington, IN and two grandsons, Charleston and Drayton Dydasco.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

WILLY NEAL

Willy Neal, 56, of Burnsville passed away unexpectedly, Saturday, September 18, 2010 at his home.  A native of West Virginia, he was a son of Stanley and Juanita Roberts Neal of West Virginia.  He was an employee of Parker Lumber Company.

 

Surviving in addition to his parents, are his wife, Brenda Deal Neal; 2 daughters:  Melissa Laws and Samantha Neal; and a grandson:  Jacob Laws all of Burnsville; and 11 brothers and sisters.

 

A private service was held at Parker Lumber Company.

CECIL WADE McCURRY

Cecil Wade McCurry, 69, of Green Mountain, went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, September 15, 2010, at his home.  A native of Yancey County, he was a son of Daisy Lockner McCurry of Green Mountain and the late Voyd McCurry.  He was preceded in death by a sister:  Anna Lou McCurry.  Cecil was a US Army Veteran.  He was a carpenter and farmer, and a loving husband, father and grandfather.

 

Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife of 42 years:  Nora Peterson McCurry; a daughter:  Karen Morris and husband, Phillip, of Marion; a son:  Benny McCurry and wife, Tiffany, of Green Mountain; 5 grandchildren:  Joshua, Matthew and Benjamin Morris, and Sarah and Jacob McCurry; 3 brothers:  Craig McCurry of Asheville, and James McCurry and Kenneth McCurry of Green Mountain; and, 2 sisters:  Judy Barnett and Linda Hopson, both of Green Mountain.

 

Funeral services will be held at 2PM Friday in North Bend Free Will Baptist Church, of which he was a member and treasurer.  Revs. Roger Laws, Dean Murphy and Junior Peterson will officiate.  Burial will be in Peterson Hill Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers are:  Clint Higgins, Martin Renfro, Kenneth Autrey, Danny Ayers, Gerald Peterson and Lynn Barnett.  Honorary pallbearers:  James McCurry, Kenneth McCurry and Owen Barnett; and grandsons:  Jacob McCurry and Joshua, Matthew and Benjamin Morris.

 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8PM Thursday 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.

 

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

 

PAULINE PETERSON JOHNSON

Pauline Peterson Johnson, 91, of Micaville, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, September 11, 2010, at her home.   A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the Late Loss and Carrie Buchanan Peterson, and the wife of Buren Johnson who died in 1970.   She was a retired employee of Modern Globe in Bakersville.  Pauline enjoyed gardening, her Sunday school class and her family.

 

Surviving are 4 daughters:  Jeri Ray and husband, Max, of Green Mountain, Karen Shepherd and husband, Larry, of Burnsville, Linda Laws and husband, Charles Ray, and Brenda Pate and husband, Phillip, all of Green Mountain; 7 grandchildren:   Jo McMahan, Donna Huskins, Alan Ray, Kyle Johnson, Dawn Laws, Bradley Laws and Sherry Tipton; 9 great grandchildren; a sister:  Nadine Peterson of Johnson City; a brother:  T.J. Peterson and wife, Faye, of Green Mountain; very special nephews:  John Howell and wife, Elana, Eddie Johnson and wife, Wilma; and, special care giver:  Amanda Howell.

 

Funeral Services will be held at 2PM Tuesday in the Pleasant Gap Baptist Church, of which she was a member.  The Revs.  Steve Grindstaff, Tommy Murphy and Randy Clark will officiate.  Burial will be in the Woody Cemetery on Ridge Road.

 

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8PM Monday at Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.

 

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

 

DEBORAH DIANE COOK

Deborah Diane Cook, 55, of Valdese, strolled over to Heaven Friday, September 10, 2010, at the home of her sister.  A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of Margarette Wilson Cook of Valdese and the late Ralph Cook.  She was preceded in death by a brother:  Luther Cook; and, a sister:  Wilma Cook.  Deborah attended Cornerstone Independent Baptist Church in Connelly Springs.

 

Surviving, in addition to her mother, are 4 brothers:  James Cook and wife, Ruby, and Thurman Cook and wife, Anna, of Connelly Springs, Lloyd Cook of Marion and Roscoe Cook and wife, Iris, of Burnsville; 2 sisters:  Grace Hughes and husband, Charles, of Morganton and Joyce Wheeling of Valdese; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral services will be held at 4PM Sunday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.  The Revs. Gene McPeters and Leonard Lindsey will officiate.  Burial will be in the Robinson Cemetery on Halls Chapel Road.

 

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

 

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Burke County, 402 West Main Street, P. O. Box 1029, Valdese, NC 28690.

RUBY CUTWAY

Ruby Cutway, 62, of Prices Creek Community, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, September 8, 2010, at Brookside Rehabilitation & Care.  A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Leonard and Madge Elkins Biggs.

 

Surviving are 4 sons:  Tracy Music and wife, Tara, of Burnsville, James Music of Weaverville, Leroy Cutway and wife, Tammy, of Mississippi, and Michael Cutway of Mississippi; a sister:  Marlene Riddle of Green Mountain; 4 brothers:  Bobby Biggs and J. D. Biggs of Burnsville, Gary Biggs of Greeneville, TN and Richard Biggs of Dahlonega, GA; and, 8 grandchildren.

 

Funeral services will be held at 7PM Saturday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.  Rev. Seth Metcalf will officiate.  A graveside service will be held at 2PM Sunday in the Robinson Cemetery on Bakers Creek.

 

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.

MERLE PARKER

Merle Parker, 86, of the South Toe community, went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at Mountain Ridge Wellness Center.  A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Eula Gibbs Carroll and the wife of Avery Parker who passed away in 2000.  She was also preceded in death by a son, James Parker, 3 brothers and 2 sisters.  Merle was a member of Browns Creek Baptist Church where she was a Sunday school teacher and President of WMU.  She was a former employee of Burnsville Hospital and Spruce Pine Hospital.

 

Surviving are 4 daughters:  Mildred Hollifield and husband, Tommy, of Tallahassee, FL, Gabra Burris and husband, Gary, of Marion, Donna Gibson and husband, Carson, of Spruce Pine and Shelia Baldwin of Boca Raton, FL; 4 sons:  Zeke Parker and wife, Doris, of Marion, Howard Parker and wife, Lillian, Jackie Parker and Harlon Parker and wife, Cherrie, all of Burnsville; 11 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; 3 sisters:  Alma Lister of Marion, Edith Laws of Burnsville and Glenda Atkins of Spruce Pine; 1 brother:  Wade Carroll of Burnsville and several nieces and nephews also survive.

 

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.  Rev. Charlie Carroway and Tony Laws will officiate.  Burial will be in the Carroway Cemetery.

 

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 PM Friday at Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.

 

Memorials may be made to Browns Creek Baptist Church, Building Fund, c/o Carol Loftis, 7658 State Highway 80S, Burnsville, NC 28714.

 

WILLIAM JACK ALLEN

William Jack Allen, 83, of Burnsville passed away Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at Spruce Pine Brian Center.  A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late W. L. and Addie Smith Allen.  He was also preceded in death by a brother, Burdette Allen and sisters:  Wilma Ketchum and Thelma Redman.  Jack was a World War II Army Veteran and a retired electrician.

 

Surviving are a son:  Rickey Allen of Chester, VA, a granddaughter:  Bridgette Allen of Virginia; a sister:  Barbara Ray and husband, Wilson; special caregivers, nephew, Donnie Allen and wife, Loretta; and a sister-in-law:  Una Mae Allen all of Burnsville.

 

Funeral services will be held at 7:00 PM Friday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.  Pastor Jerry Shelton will officiate. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday in West Burnsville Baptist Church Cemetery. 

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

 

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