Obituaries (Funeral Homes)

Dr. Joseph Arthur "Joe" Browde, Sr. age 85, previously of Boone, passed away Tuesday morning, November 07, 2017, at Wake Medical Center, Raleigh, NC.

Dulus Robinson Thomas, age 95, of Ellicott City, Maryland, formerly of Boone, passed away Tuesday evening, November 7, 2017, at Encore at Turf Valley in Turf Valley in Ellicott City, Maryland.

Gail Knebel, age 82, of Oak Grove Road, Boone, passed away Friday evening, November 3, 2017, at Watauga Medical Center.

Gail is survived by one daughter, Keri Sbrizzi and husband Jimmy of Boone; two sons, Peter Knebel of Blowing Rock and Scott Knebel of Milford, Connecticut; one sister, Cheryl Linkous and husband Michael of Boone; one brother, James Fowler of Cape Cod, Massachusetts; two granddaughters, Ashley Knebel of Jacksonville, Florida and Nicole Sbrizzi and her fiance, Matthew Church of Zionville; three grandsons, Joseph Sbrizzi and his significant other, Laura Belden of Boone, and James Douglass Sbrizzi and significant other, Brittany May of Boone, and Christopher Knebel of Milford, Connecticut; two great-grandsons, James Rowan Sbrizzi and Joseph Waylon Sbrizzi, both of Boone; one great-granddaughter, Rilyn Taylor of Jacksonville, Florida; a future great-granddaughter, Gianna Grace Church; her best friend, Diane Moore of St. Augustine, Florida, and her loving companions, "Pepe" and "Jack".

She was preceded in death by her husband, Douglass Knebel; her father and mother, James and Muriel Fowler, and one grandson, Jonathan Douglass Knebel.

There will be a dinner served for Gail Knebel, followed by a memorial service, Wednesday evening, November 15, 2017, at 6:00 o'clock, at Oak Grove Baptist Church. Officiating will be Mr. Bill Hartley.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Brenner Children's Hospital, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 27157.

Online condolences may be sent to the Knebel family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

Kristen Walls, age 48, of Violet Lane, Boone, passed away Tuesday morning, November 7, 2017, at Watauga Medical Center.

Alice Wyatt Culton, age 70, of Beech Mountain Parkway, Beech Mountain, passed away Thursday, November 2, 2017, at Watauga Medical Center.