Obituaries (Funeral Homes)

Gary Lane Powers, age 56 of West Jefferson passed away Thursday, January 2, 2020 at his home.

Lily Moon Miller, infant daughter of Joshua Miller and Isabella Mathes passed away on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at the Memorial Campus of Mission Hospitals in Asheville.

Dorman "Rex" Jordan age 74 of Fleetwood passed away Monday, December 30, 2019 at Watauga Medical Center, surrounded by his family.

Charles Clark Banner, age 73, of Newland, North Carolina passed away on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at Watauga Medical Center in Boone, NC.

Joseph Ralph Miller went to be with the Lord on December 30, 2019.

Ethel Lee Dillard Miller, age 91 of West Jefferson, died on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at Ashe Assisted Living. Mrs. Miller was born on May 19, 1928 in Ashe County to Bill and Carrie Miller Dillard. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gilbert Miller; brothers, Garfield Dillard, Jessie Dean Dillard, Carl Dillard and Johnson Dillard; and sisters, Edna McNeill and Sally Foard.

Mrs. Miller enjoyed canning, gardening, and making quilts. She was a hard working person.

Mrs. Miller is survived by: four sons, Rev. Gilbert Leon Miller of West Jefferson, Roger Lee Miller of West Jefferson, Benny Dean Miller of Jefferson, and Tracy Lynn Miller of West Jefferson; also surviving are 8 grandsons, 8 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Ashelawn Memorial Chapel by Rev. Jamie Denny. Burial will follow in Ashelawn Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at Ashelawn Memorial Chapel.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Medi Home Hospice, P.O. Box 421, Jefferson, NC 28640 or Ashe Assisted Living and Memory Care, 182 Chattyrob Lane, West Jefferson, NC 28694.

The family is meeting at the home place at 3399 Watertank Road in West Jefferson.

Betty Anderson Shew, age 85, of Wilkesboro, passed away Monday, December 30, 2019 at her home.

Marie Triplett Teague, age 91, of Bamboo Road, Boone, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Tuesday morning, December 31, 2019, at The Foley Rehab Center in Blowing Rock.

Clifton “Eugene” Church, age 57, of Wilkesboro, passed away on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

Joseph Coy Yates, Jr., age 62 of Vilas, passed away Tuesday, December 31, 2019.