Obituaries (Funeral Homes)

Mr. Frank W. Bennett, Jr., age 75, of Boone passed away Sunday, October 16, 2016 at Life Care Center of Banner Elk.

Mrs. Ellesha Franklin Hicks, age 37, of 153 Zeb Street, Boone, died Sunday, October 16, 2016 at Carolina Medical Center.

Virginia Ruth Payne, age 86, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at the Mountain City Care Center.

Elizabeth Goodwin Howell, 78, of Flat Rock, NC formerly of Banner Elk, passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at the Four Seasons Elizabeth House in Flat Rock.

Ricky Hicks, age 57, of Forge Creek Road, Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday afternoon, October 11, 2016, at Johnson City Medical Center in Johnson City.