Obituaries (Funeral Homes)

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

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.

Laura Kimberly Gillikin Keller, age 50, of Clay Hodges Road, Boone, passed away Wednesday evening, June 13, 2018 at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care in Hudson.

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

James Blake (JIM) Smith, Sr., age 75, formerly of Greer Lane, Vilas, passed away Wednesday afternoon, June 13, 2018 at The Foley Center in Blowing Rock.

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.

Now present with the Lord, the body of Barbara Dillingham Mousaw, age 81, of Phoenix, AZ, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2018.

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

Joan (Joann) Borton, age 81, of Dade City, Florida passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Johnson City Medical Center in Johnson City, TN.

Anna Stout Barry, 84, died Thursday, June 7, 2018 after a short illness. During her last days she was at her home in Valle Crucis, surrounded by family.