Obituaries (Funeral Homes)

 Raymond Scott Porter, Jr., 79, of Valley Street, Kannapolis, and formerly of Blowing Rock, passed away Thursday, December 17, 2015 at his home.

Michael Randall Townsend, age 59, of Grandview Heights, Boone, passed away Thursday, December 17, 2015 at home.

James Roscoe Hartley, age 73 from Boone, known by friends and family as Jim, passed away peacefully at the Blowing Rock Rehabilitation Center on Dec. 16, 2015 while surrounded by family.

David Robert Bobby Yates died peacefully on Wednesday, December 16, 2015. He was 78.

Paul Leslie Goodwin, Jr. found his ultimate healing and rest in the arms of Jesus on December 16, 2015 after a 10 month struggle with the cardiac complications associated with Marfan Syndrome (www.marfan.org).