Obituaries (Funeral Homes)

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.

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.

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.

Mrs. Lucy Nell Carlton Bentley, age 89, of Boone, passed away Saturday evening, October 8, 2016 at her home, surrounded by her family.