Obituaries (Funeral Homes)

Mr. John T. Hodge, age 87, of Hudson, a former residence of Watauga County, died Friday, July 8, 2016 at his residence.

Ms. Frances Marie Porta, age 73, of 515 Chesnut Knob Road, Boone died Thursday, July 7, 2016 at her home.

Roger Lee Eldreth, age 68, of Phillips Drive, Boone, passed away Friday morning, July 8, 2016 at his home.

Mr. Kenny Clay Presnell, age 68, of Banner Elk, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2016 after an extended battle with cancer.

 George David Bucky Willis, age 68, of Ridge Road, Boone, passed away Tuesday morning, July 5, 2016 at Levine Dickson Hospice in Charlotte.