Naomi B. Dellinger, age 90, of Altapass Highway in Spruce Pine, died Thursday, January 24, 2019 at Brian Center Health & Rehab in Spruce Pine.

Born on June 15, 1928 in Mitchell County, she was the daughter of the late Milton and Minnie Murphy Boone. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Dellinger who passed away in 1999. Also preceding her in death were her daughter, Sandi Duncan; her brothers; Daniel Boone and Paul Boone and her sisters; Doris Morgan, Evelyn McKinney, Wanda Dale, and Georgia Jarrett.

Naomi was a member of the Freedom Baptist Church. She loved spending time with her family and especially her great granddaughters; Tayler and Emma. She spent a considerable amount of her time working crossword puzzles. She enjoyed canning, cooking and her dogs. She was an avid Carolina Tar Heel basketball fan and was also an avid Mitchell Mountaineer fan that loved Football Friday Night and listening to live broadcasts of their games.

Left to cherish her memories are her grandsons; Brock Duncan and wife, Renee of Spruce Pine and Greg Duncan of Spruce Pine; her great granddaughters; Tayler Duncan and Emma Duncan both of Spruce Pine; her sisters; Rene Bell of Marion, Kate Wilson of Woodleaf, SC, Flora Phillips of Pittsboro, and Loretta McKinney of Asheville.

The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence at the funeral service honoring the life of Naomi Dellinger on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 3:00 pm at Western Carolina Church with Randy Bonner and Steve Williams officiating. A time to support the family, share memories and receive friends will be on Sunday, January 27, 2019 from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm at Western Carolina Church. Interment will follow in the Spruce Pine Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made to; Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge, 236 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.

The family would like to extend special ‘Thanks’ to; Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge and to the staff of Brian Center Health & Rehab for the care of Naomi.

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