Obituaries (Funeral Homes)

Billy Joe “BJ” James, Sr., 70, passed away peacefully on Feb. 4, 2021. He was born on January 19, 1951 to Faye Hughes James and the late John P. James in Millen, GA.

Ramona "Monie" Lee May passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2021.

Carlos E. Summerlin, age 76, of Galax Trail in Spruce Pine, passed away on Monday, February 8, 2021 at the Memorial Campus of Mission Hospitals in Asheville.

Linda Lilly Campbell VanHoy, age 81, of Mouth of Wilson, Virginia, the Grassy Creek Community passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at her home following a two-year courageous battle with breast cancer.

Earl Willard Shomaker, age 97 of Beech Mountain, passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2021.

James Rufus “Jim” Bare, age 83, of Wilkesboro, passed away Thursday, February 4, 2021 at Wilkes Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Marie Glenn Trivette, age 89, of Rominger Road, Banner Elk, passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at Glenbridge Health & Rehabilitation.

Joseph Lee Edwards, age 55, of Ronda, passed away Thursday, February 4, 2021 at Forsyth Medical Center.

Anna B. Wilson Trivette (Ann), age 82, of Zionville, NC passed peacefully on Tuesday February 2, 2021 at Watauga Medical Center.

Irene Salma Baldwin Turner, age 102 of West Jefferson, passed away on Friday, February 5, 2021 at Ashe Assisted Living.