Obituaries (Funeral Homes)

Mr. Gary Lee Aldridge, age 70, of John Erwin Road, Banner Elk, passed away Friday evening, January 1, 2016, at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care in Lenoir.

Alla Neshatayeva, age 58, of Howards Knob Road, Boone, passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem.

Sarah Kathryn Kitty Jackson Melton, age 71, of Boone, passed away Sunday morning, January 3, 2016.

Mr. Benjamin Harry Singley, Jr., age 77, of Woodring Circle, Boone, passed away Thursday afternoon, December 30, 2015 at his residence.

Boyd McDonald Franklin, affectionately known by his family and friends as Paco, age 89, of Boone, passed away Wednesday December 30, 2015.