Since 1929 the Holcombe Family has been serving the needs of families of Yancey and surrounding counties during their difficult times. Today the tradition of providing caring and compassionate services continues. As always, we are an independent family-owned-and-operated full-service funeral home. We can provide any type of funeral service desired, from traditional to limited services, cremation, immediate burial, receiving of the deceased from out of town or forwarding of the deceased to another funeral director. We can also arrange international shipping when the need arises.
I have known this wonderful woman most of my life. I lived next door to her in Kenilworth for awhile, went to Newton Elementary, David Miller Jr. High, Lee Edwards High and to St. Genevieve of the Pines. She was a positive and joyful friend whom I cherished but lost contact with for at least 20 years. I did know her she lived in Burnsville, NC but did not know her married name so one day while driving through the mountains we came upon Burnsville. My husband suggested we try the P.O., went in,we went to and asked if they knew of Matoka. whom I did not know her married name. They immediately said Rhinehart, said to drive down to the bottom of the hill and go into a coffee shop, see old men drinking coffee and we did and they said to wind up to the top of the mountain and she would be in her yard. Stopping the car and hearing footsteps coming from the walkway and hearing an exclamation through the thick rhododendron, “Why, Lib Siler(my maiden name)!”