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TED HAROLD CANIPE

Ted Harold Canipe, 71, of the Clearmont Community, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 20, 2010.  Born and raised in Yancey County, he was the son of the late Dewey and Beatrice King Canipe. 

 

Ted graduated from Clearmont High School in 1957.  He moved with his wife, Kay, to Baltimore, MD, where they raised their family in the Essex-Middle River area.  Ted was a member of the management team for General Motors, where he worked for 31 years at the Broening Highway Plant.  He volunteered his time with young people, coaching softball with the Bengies-Chase Recreation Council and Middle River Baptist in the local church league.

           

In 1990, Ted returned to Yancey County where he served as Chairman of the Yancey County Board of Elections, part-time school bus driver and substitute teacher.  He also drove for the National Forest Service, transporting crews to forest fires all over the South.  Through the Forest Service, Ted served with the Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster Recovery Team and Hurricane Katrina Disaster Team.

           

Ted loved spending time with family and friends.  He and his wife enjoyed RV travel, visiting 48 states and Canada, building friendships everywhere they went.

           

He was preceded in death by brothers:  Chester, Paul and Richard Canipe.

           

Surviving are his wife of 52 years:  Kay Letterman Canipe; two daughters:  Kimberly Bray and husband, Harry, of Bloomington, IL and Jill Malcolm and husband, John, of Parkland, FL; a son:  Jason Canipe and wife, Amber, of Jacksonville, FL; a brother:  Jim Canipe and wife, Brigette, of Tampa, FL; a sister-in-law:  Eyvonne Canipe of Green Mountain; and, 7 grandchildren:  Jim, Regina, Abigail, Peter, Victoria, Zoe, and Ava.

           

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, March 23, 2010, at 6PM at Peterson Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.  The family asks friends to come and share their memories.  A private burial was held in the Fairview Cemetery at Horton Hill on March 20, 2010.

           

Memorials may be made to Peterson Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, C/O Gayla Bryant, 351 Clearmont School Road, Burnsville, NC 28714, or Hospice of Yancey County, 856 Georges Fork Road, Burnsville, NC 28714.

           

Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home is assisting the Canipe family.

      

BLANCHE HUNTER CHANDLER

Blanche Hunter Chandler, 86, of Burnsville, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, March 20,2010, at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital.  A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Burgess and Mary Sorrels Peterson, and the wife of Burnie Hunter who died in 1979 and Jay Chandler who died in 2005. She was also preceded in death by a brother:  John H. Peterson; and, a sister:  June Miller.

           

Surviving are her daughter:  Gwen Woody and husband, Alan; a granddaughter:  Monica Wright and husband, Alan; a great grandson:  Seth d a great granddaughter:  Abigail, all of Burnsville; 2 sisters:  Ruth Higgins of Burnsville and Atlas Hensley of Summerville, SC; a brother:  Boyd Peterson of Butler,TN; 3 step daughters:  Julia Sluder and Latisha Durner of Marietta, GA and Lisa Davis of Pittsboro, NC; 2 step sons:  Dallas and Spencer Chandler of Burnsville; 10 step grandchildren; 2 special step granddaughters:  Cara Mae Mitchell and Rhiannon Chandler; and, 9 step great grandchildren.

           

Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Wednesday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. The Rev. Philip Garland 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.

 

VIVIAN YOUNG BOLDING

Vivian Young Bolding, 62, of Marion, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 17, 2010, at McDowell Hospital.  A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of Hubert Young of Burnsville and the late Roberta Griffith Young.  She was an employee of Baxter Health Care.  Vivian was a member of the Church of Christ in Greenville, SC.

           

 Surviving, in addition to her father, are her husband:  Jimmy Bolding; stepmother:  Polly Jackson Young of Burnsville; 2 sisters:  Donna Young of Greensboro and Wanda Young Peppers of Burnsville; and, a host of nieces, nephews and cousins .

           

 Funeral service will be held at 1PM Tuesday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Horton Cemetery.

           

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

           

 To view this obituary online or send a condolence, visit www.holcombebrothers.com

HUBERT RALPH EDWARDS

Hubert Ralph Edwards, 72, of Burnsville, passed away Wednesday, March 17, 2010, at John F. Keever Solace Center in Asheville.  A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Ken and Laurie Jones Edwards.  Hubert was a retired employee of Glen Raven Mills.

           

Surviving are his wife:  Mary Edwards; a son:  Randal Edwards, and wife, Jean, of Micaville; 2 daughters:  Linda McCurry of the home and Geneva English of Burnsville; 3 grandchildren:  B. J. McCurry of Bald Mountain and Asia Presnell and husband, Marcus, and Andrew Sparks, all of Burnsville; 5 sisters:  Mary Whitson, Viola Whitson and Sidney Ayers of Green Mountain, Thelma Ayers of Bakersville, and Zett Gortney of Johnson City, TN; and, a brother:  Kenneth Edwards of Morganton.

           

Funeral services will be held at 7:30 PM Friday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.  The Rev. Donald Whitson will officiate.  A graveside service will be held at 11AM Saturday in the Bailey Hill Cemetery.

           

The family will receive friends from 6 until 7:30 PM Friday prior to the service at the funeral home.

           

To view this obituary online or send a condolence, visit www.holcombebrothers.com

DELOVIA FOX

Delovia Fox, 88, of Gray, TN, went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, March 14, 2010, in Gray.  A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late John and Zilla Arrowood Fox.  She was a retired employee of Vanderbilt Shirt Factory with 35 years of service and a life long member of Prices Creek Baptist Church.  Delovia had made her home in Gray for the past 4 years with her daughter.  She was preceded in death by a sister:  Nola Gibson; and, a brother:  Bobby Gene Fox.  Delovia was a very loving, giving and caring mother, grandmother and sister.

 

Surviving are her daughter:  Dianne Towe and husband, Wade, of Gray; 2 grandchildren:  Pam Towe of Ft. Lauderdale and Daniel Towe of Gray; 2 great grandchildren:  Emily and Dalton Towe; a sister:  Opal Blankenship of Burnsville; and, 3 brothers:  Farris Fox of Burnsville, J. G. Fox of Leicester, and Doyle Fox of Woodfin.

 

Funeral services will be held at 7:30 PM Wednesday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.  The Rev. Ricky Bennett will officiate.  A graveside service will be held at 11 AM Thursday in Blankenship Cemetery on Blankenship Creek.

 

The family will receive friends from 6 until 7:30 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.  At other times the family will be at the home of Lillian Towe in Burnsville.

 

To view this obituary online or send a condolence, visit www.holcombebrothers.com

Dr. Jerry D. McKinney

Dr. Jerry D. McKinney went home to meet his maker on Saturday, March 13, 2010, after a courageous battle with Multiple Myeloma.  A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Paul and Mae Edge McKinney.  Dr. McKinney was pastor of Putnam City Baptist Church for the past 13 years.  He attended school in Yancey County and NCSU.  After working in electrical engineering for 5 years he felt God’s call into the ministry.  He went to Bethany Theological Seminary for his Masters of Divinity and attained his Doctorate from Pocomoke Bible Institute.  In 1989, he satisfied all residence requirements for Doctor of Philosophy from Oxford Graduate School in Religion and Society.  Next to God, Jerry loved his family.  Jerry was committed to growing in Christ-likeness, contributing to the building up of the Body of Christ, and functioning as God’s servant in the world.

 

Surviving are his wife of 45 years:  Norma; daughter:  Alicia and husband, William, and their 2 daughters:  Dora and Allyson of Charlotte, NC; son:  Jerry Douglas II and wife, Paula, and their 3 sons:  Douglas, Riley and Finn, of Oklahoma City.

 

After a memorial service at his church in Oklahoma, his body will be flown to NC, where the funeral will be held on Sunday, March 21, at 3 PM at Pine Branch Baptist Church in Spruce Pine.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

 

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

 

Memorials may be made to Building Fund, PCBC, 11401 N. Rockwell, Oklahoma City, OK 73162.

 

Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home is assisting the McKinney family locally.

 

Frances Briggs Silvers

Frances Briggs Silvers, 74, of Lickskillet Road went home to be with the Lord Thursday, March 11, 2010 at her home.  A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Thelma Briggs.  She was also preceded in death by 2 sons:  David Silvers and Randy Silvers; a daughter:  Suzanne Boone and a granddaughter:  Jessica Silvers.

 

Surviving are her husband, Rothie Silvers; a son:  Michael Silvers and wife, Peggy, of Marion; 2 grandchildren:  Robbie Silvers and Melissa Mitchell and 4 great-grandchildren.

 

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.  Revs. Jerry Shelton and Scott McIntosh will officiate.  Burial will be in the Burton Cemetery on Lickskillet Road.

 

The family will receive friends from 2 until 3:00 p.m. Sunday prior to the service at the funeral home.

 

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

 

To view this obituary online or send a condolence, visit www.holcombebrothers.com

Robert Lee Hughes

Robert Lee Hughes, 76, of Lickskillet Road, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at St. Joseph Hospital.  A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Percy and Nettie Briggs Hughes.  He was also preceded in death by a sister:  Nan Gardner and brothers:  Verlin and Jason Hughes.  Robert was a retired mechanic and farmer and a loving grandfather.

 

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Erelena Hylemon Hughes; a daughter:  Chris Swann and husband, Kevin; a son:  Randy Hughes and wife, Dianne, a special daughter:  Christy Shuford and husband, Chris; a granddaughter:  Skyler Hughes and a grandson:  Robbie Swann and wife, Valerie; 3 great-granddaughters:  Chrislyn, Chrislee and Victoria; 3 sisters:  Betty Hylemon, Maude Dulaney and Ellen Bradley all of Burnsville.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

 

Funeral services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.  Revs. Jerry Shelton and Tim Hylemon will officiate.  A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday in the Dulaney Cemetery on Shoal Creek.

 

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:30 p.m. Thursday prior to the service at the funeral home, and at other times, will be at the home of Chris and Kevin Swann.

 

To view this obituary online or send a condolence, visit www.holcombebrothers.com

ERNEST THOMAS

Ernest Thomas, of Hickory, passed away on Monday, March 8, 2010, at his home.  A native of Yancey County, he was the son of Elsie Thomas of Burnsville and the late Rev. Casie Thomas.  He was also preceded in death by a son:  Jeffrey (Jeff) Thomas.  Ernest was a member of Winkler’s Grove Baptist Church and had retired from Burling Industries and also from Valdese Weavers.

 

Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife of 55 years:  Nellie Hensley Thomas; daughter:  Janelle Thomas Miller and husband, Gene Robert, of Granite Falls; brothers:  Marshall Thomas and wife, Marlena, of Kingsport, TN, Eugene Thomas and wife, Pat, of Burnsville, Jim Thomas and wife, Brenda, of Covington, VA, Bill Thomas and wife, Joan, and Larry Thomas and wife, Cindy, both of Burnsville; sisters:  Louise Dockery and husband, Doyle, of Marion, Lessie Cook and husband, Harry, of Strawberry Plains, TN, Christine Morgan and husband, Mike, of Candler, and Bernice Metcalf and husband, Charles, of Mars Hill; a grandson:  Jordan Ryan Miller and wife, Heather Renee Watson Miller; numerous nieces and nephews; lifelong friends:  Nick Huskey, Rachel Berry, Ralph and Marlene McMahan and family, Jack Griffith and family; and, his church family.

 

Funeral services will be held at 3PM Thursday at Winkler’s Grove Baptist Church.  Revs. Dale Faulkenbury and Paul Deal will officiate.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

 

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2:45PM prior to the service at the church.

 

Memorials may be made to Palliative Care Center & Hospice of Catawba Valley, 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, NC 28658, or Winkler’s Grove Baptist Church, 3320 9th Ave. Dr., NW, Hickory, NC 28601.

 

This obituary is a courtesy of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.

BELLE HUNTER

Belle Hunter, 101, of Burnsville went home to be with the Lord Monday, March 8, 2010 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital.  A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Augustus and Hattie Renfro Hunter.  She was also preceded in death by 4 sisters:  Birdie Hunter, Mae Williams, Grace Higgins and Georgia Hunter; 4 brothers:  Claude, Echard, Burnie and Sanford Hunter and a half-brother:  Mack Styles.  She was a member of Byrds Chapel Baptist Church.

 

Surviving are two sisters-in-law and several nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Wednesday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.  Rev. Dean Murphy will officiate.  Burial will be in the Hunter Cemetery on Coxes Creek.

 

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

 

To view this obituary online or send a condolence, visit www.holcombebrothers.com

 

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