Obituaries (Funeral Homes)

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

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

Fred Franz, age 86, of Wahoo Lane, Linville, passed away Monday, October 10, 2016, at Cannon Memorial Hospital in Linville.