Obituaries (Funeral Homes)

Mrs. Kathleen Hodges Simmons, age 87, of Boone, passed away Friday morning, August 11, 2017 at Glenbridge Health & Rehabilitation.

Rev. James Richard Holshouser, age 83, of Blowing Rock, passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017.

When God had Louis play the treasured song that calls the Saints home, that was so beloved by this good and honorable man, Mike went willingly toward the Light that promises eternal life in a new body free of pain.

Fred Carlton Pitts, age 90, of Possum Hollow Road, Blowing Rock, passed away Thursday morning, August 10, 2017, at Life Care Center of Banner Elk.

Robert T. Gilmore, age 76, of Glen Burney Lane, Blowing Rock, passed away Tuesday evening, August 8, 2017, at Watauga Medical Center.