Obituaries (Funeral Homes)

Mr. Clarence D. Cole, age 85, of Boone died Friday, February 5, 2016 at Glenbridge Health and Rehabilitation.

Mrs. Mary Ellen Isaacs Townsend, age 68, of Lower Crab Orchard Road, Banner Elk, passed away Monday morning, February 8, 2016 at Caldwell Hospice & Palliative Care.

Marjorie Gilliam Garrett, age 89, of Boone passed away Saturday evening, February 6, 2016 at Watauga Medical Center.

Bessie Mae Parks Younce, age 88, formerly of Rush Branch Road, Sugar Grove, passed away Saturday evening, February 6, 2016 at Glenbridge Health and Rehabilitation in Boone.

Robert (Bob) E. Triplette of Linville, NC and Ft. Myers, FL died peacefully February 7 at Joanne's House At Hope Hospice, Bonita Springs, FL after a long battle with cancer.  Bob was born December 1, 1936.


His memory is cherished by members of his family - spouse, Betty, children: Mrs. Johnny Capps (Gweenda) Rockingham, NC; Mrs. Jimmy Flanagan (Phyllis) Raleigh, NC and Ryan Triplette (Cheryl) Hudson, NC; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Bob enjoyed reading and his computer.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman. 

Sincere thanks to Dr. Sobol, Selby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center, Boone, NC and Dr. Rubin, Florida Cancer Specialist, Bonita Springs, FL.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to Hope Hospice, 27200 Imperial Pkwy, Bonita Springs, FL  34135. 

A private service for the family will be at a later date.