Obituaries (Funeral Homes)

Mary Wagner, 69, beloved sister and special aunt, of Winston-Salem, a native and former resident of Mountain City, went home, at home, with family and friends by her side, after a strong fight with cancer.

Sarah Faith Barnebey of Bradenton, FL and Blowing Rock, NC, former First Lady of Miami, writer, civic leader, devoted wife and mother, died April 28 at her Bradenton home after an extended illness. She was 82.

Mr. Raymond Edward “Ray” Werhane, Jr. age 91, of Boone, passed away Friday afternoon, April 29, 2016.

 Dr. Franklin Eugene Gene Butts, age 83, of Boone, passed away Sunday morning at Caldwell Hospice & Palliative Care.

Stella Grace Smith Hayes, 94, of Lincolnton, and a former resident of Laurel Fork Road, Vilas, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Carolinas Health Care in Lincolnton.