Obituaries (Funeral Homes)

Mr. Bruce Johnson, 88, of Newland, NC, passed away on Thursday, October 3, 2019, surrounded by his sons, at 4:30am at the Watauga Medical Center in Boone, NC.

Bernice Helen (Greene) Mitchell of Flat Springs, North Carolina passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2019, after a short stay at Glenbridge Health & Rehabilitation in Boone.

Juanita Florence Eggers Ward, age 82, of Stone Mountain Road, Vilas, passed away Tuesday, October 15, 2019.

Billy Lee Hicks, age 76, of South Pittsburg, Tennessee, passed away Monday morning, October 21, 2019, at Signature Health Care in South Pittsburg, Tennessee.

Mabel Frances Townsend Bentley, age 89, of Lenoir, passed away Wednesday, October 9, 2019. She was a native of Watauga County and the daughter of the late Tom and Mabel Fannie Townsend.

Mr. Michael Joe Mast, age 68, of Sugar Grove, went home to be with Jesus on Thursday, October 17, 2019.

Luke Spencer Short, 32, a former resident of Watauga County, passed away Oct. 8, 2019, at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center in Denver, Colorado.

Mr. Robert Joseph Kelly, age 73, of Vilas, passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at his home.

Carl was born in Cornelius, NC and was the youngest of six children born to William Caldwell Fidler and Margaret Goodrum Fidler.

Linda Norris, daughter of Georgia Norris and the late Joe G. Norris, of Boone, passed away October 16, 2019.