Obituaries (Funeral Homes)

Vance Hughes, age 99, of N.C 226-South in Spruce Pine went to his celestial home on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family after a long and happy life.

Mrs. Edna Ann (McKinney) Herman was born on January 16, 1929 in Spruce Pine, North Carolina, to her late parents Grady McKinney and Ema Young McKinney.

Evelyn J. Huskins, age 81, of Birch Tree Lane, Boone, passed away Saturday, July 21, 2018, at Watauga Medical Center.

Wilma Ollis Burleson, age 91, of Kaywilla Lane in Spruce Pine died, Monday, July 16, 2018 at the Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation.

Mr. Bennie Ray Byrd, Sr., age 76 of Zionville, passed away Thursday, July 19, 2018 at Lifecare Center of Banner Elk.

Nell Borders Myhand, 92, of Deep Gap, North Carolina, formerly of Pine Mountain, Georgia, passed away on July 11, 2018 at the home of her daughter after several years of declining health.

Dennis Edsel Wood, age 80, of Howard Edmisten Road, Sugar Grove, passed away Friday afternoon, July 20, 2018 at his home.

Hugh Lee Simpson, age 70, of Banner Elk, passed away Thursday evening, July 12, 2018.

Betty Jean Estep, age 73, of Elk Park, North Carolina passed away on Friday, July 20, 2018 at her residence.

Linda Prevette Storie, 71, of Salisbury, passed away Friday, July 13, 2018 at Autumn Care of Salisbury.