Ernest Partee Gwyn, of 165 Old Cranberry St, Newland, NC passed away Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at home.

Ernest was born in Avery County to Gurney Clayton Gwyn and Flora Maebell Day Gwyn on November 3, 1927.
During his career he farmed, sawmilled, landscaped and worked at Lees McCrae College. Ernest enjoyed gardening, his dog Brownie, his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Mr. Ernest Gwyn is survived by two sons, Freddy Jonas Gwyn (Gail), Ernest Clayton Guinn (Sandra), one daughter, Gwendolyn Gwyn Benfield, five grandsons; Jason Gwyn(Heather), David Gwyn (Natasha), Jamie Guinn (Melissa), Cody Guinn (Samantha), Freddie Ross (Betsy); four granddaughters, Chiane Gwyn, Jessica Gwyn Stevens (Jeremy), Brittany Guinn Blair (Tim), Sereta Ross Calloway (Joe), Wendy Ross Thompson (Billy) ; eleven great-granddaughters; Laura Thompson, Selena Calloway, Lila Calloway, Sydney Calloway; Bella Ross, Jasmine Ross, Layken Blair, Ragan Blair, Payton Guinn, Briley Guinn, Gracie Guinn eight great-grandsons; Logan Stevens, Connor Stevens, Hunter Stevens, Matthew Thompson, Mattius Thompson, Joe Calloway, Cordell Ross, River Guinn, three step great-grandsons; Brandon Crawford, Sebastian Crawford, and Ethan Crawford; one sister, Inis Gwyn Horney; a number of nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a former wife Ella May Davis Gwyn Goshorn, two sons; Finley Allen Gwyn, Charles Randall Gwyn and Billy Joe Gwyn; two brothers, Warnie Gwyn and Beady Gwyn; five sisters, Joyce Gwyn, Georgie Gwyn Ward, Dorie Gwyn Moody, Bessie Gwyn Lee, Alice Gwyn Puckett; one great-granddaughter, Cheyenne Calloway and one great-grandson, Randall Thompson
Graveside services for Ernest Partie Gwyn will be conducted on October 13, 2017 at 2:00pm at the Elk Valley Cemetery in Banner Elk, NC. Officiating will be the Rev. Keith Russell. The family will receive friends from 12:00pm to 2:00 p.m. prior to going to the graveside for services in the Elk Valley Cemetery. A meal will follow at the Elk Valley Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.
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