Obituaries (Funeral Homes)

Effie Davis Anthony, age 88, of Newland, North Carolina passed away on Monday, June 18, 2018 at Life Care Center of Banner Elk, North Carolina

Dorothy Howell Grindstaff, age 88, of Grindstaff Drive in Bakersville, died Monday, June 18, 2018 at The Mitchell House in Spruce Pine.

William "Rannie" Ford, age 70, of Friendship Church Road, Boone, passed away Thursday evening, June 14, 2018, after a brief illness. He was of the Baptist faith.

Midred Jo Ollis, age 83, of U.S. Hwy.19-E in Spruce Pine, died Saturday, June 16, 2018 at the Campus of Memorial Mission in Asheville.

Jewel Hayes Watson, age 81, of US Highway 421 North, Vilas, passed away Friday afternoon, June 15, 2018 at Watauga Medical Center.

Lloyd Ralph Wiseman, age 67, of Bob Taylor Road in Newland, died Monday, June 11, 2018 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine.

Norma Jean Rupard Grindstaff Phillips, age 75, formerly of Bubba Drive, Zionville, passed away Friday morning, June 15, 2018 at The Foley Center in Blowing Rock.

Susan Horton, age 60, of 1259 Bel Air Drive, Santa Barbara, California, passed away Friday, June 15, 2018, at Serenity House in Santa Barbara.

James Cecil Berry, age 79 of Boone, passed away Friday, June 15, 2018.

Natalie S. Smith, 85, of Boone, NC passed away peacefully on Friday, June 15, 2018 at home with her family by her side.