Obituaries (Funeral Homes)

William Ross Wheeler, 80, of Elk Park, NC passed away on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at the Cannon Memorial Hospital in Linville.

Wayne Downing, age 64, of Deep Gap, North Carolina passed away on Monday, August 28, 2017 at his Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem, NC.

John E. and Mary Emily Read, ages 94 and 93 respectively, passed away of natural causes, Saturday and Sunday, within sixteen hours of each other.

Emmanuel Gabriel Lowery, age 54, of Newland, North Carolina passed away on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at his Watauga Medical Center in Boone, NC.

Mrs. Mary Berry Barnes, 89, of Greensboro, Southern Pines, New York, Jonas Ridge, and seven foreign countries, died at noon on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at Banner Elk Lifecare after a brief illness.