Obituaries (Funeral Homes)

Joy Absher Hines, age 58 of 72 Fraser Road, Sparta, NC passed away Monday, August 26, 2019 at her residence.

Albert Breece “Jimmy” Saltz, age 91 of 134 Grandview Drive, Sparta, NC passed away Saturday, August 24, 2019 at his residence.

Samuel Harris Wilson, 86, died on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at The Senior Care Center in Brunswick after a long battle with Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.

John Wade Stevens, age 83, of Jefferson passed away Sunday afternoon, August 25, 2019 at Ashe Memorial Hospital.

Elizabeth Lovada Wheeler, age 79, of the Brush Creek community went home to be with the Lord on Friday, August 23, 2019 at the Mitchell House in Spruce Pine.

Billy McKinley Grubb, age 88, of Todd passed away Saturday morning, August 24, 2019 at Burke County Hospice and Palliative Care.

Stoney Wade Patterson, age 35, of Spruce Pine, formerly of Texas, passed away on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at the Memorial Campus of Mission hospitals in Asheville following a period of declining health.

Herman C. Cannon, age 88, of Cannon Lane, Vilas, passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2019.

Tom Burl Miller age 33 of Lansing, passed away Thursday, August 23, 2019 at his home.

Robert Alan "Rob" Russell, age 58, of Eagle Ridge Drive, Vilas, passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2019, from complications of a recently diagnosed illness.