Obituaries (Funeral Homes)

Martha Walls Miller, age 83, of 285 Walls Road, Vilas, passed away Wednesday morning, June 28, 2017, at her hom

Charles Hubert Wellborn, age 89, of Hodges Gap Road, Boone, passed away Tuesday morning, June 27, 2017.

Marie Ramsey Townsend, age 73, of Lenoir, North Carolina passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at the Robbins Center Hospice House in Hudson, NC.

She was born on August 23, 1943 in Avery County, North Carolina, a daughter of the late Sidney Ramsey and the late Emma Fields Ramsey.

Marie was a member of the Banner Elk Seventh Day Adventist Church and enjoyed reading her Bible.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her: Husband, Homer Townsend; Sisters, Mildred Johnson, Thelma Pierce, Wilma Roberts; Brothers, Melvin Frank Ramsey, Ted Ramsey, and Andrew Ramsey.

Marie leaves behind to cherish her memory her: Daughter, Kathy (Gordon) Townsend of Lenoir, NC, Daughter, Janice (Dwayne) Townsend of Lenoir, NC, Daughter, Gloria Regalado of Lenoir, NC, Son, Danny Townsend of Boone, NC; Sisters, Edith Buchanan of Pennsylvania, Ruby Townsend of Lansing, NC; Brothers, Mack Ramsey of Banner Elk, Fred Ramsey of Banner Elk, Wayne Ramsey of Fencastle, VA, Sam Ramsey of Radnor, OH; ten grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Marie Townsend will be held on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. from the Banner Elk Seventh Day Adventist Church. Interment will be in the White Rock Cemetery beside her beloved husband, Homer.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Caldwell Hospice 902 Kirkwood Street NW, Lenoir, NC 28645.

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The care of Marie and her family has been entrusted to Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland.
(828) 733-2121

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Nell Hicks Presnell, age 84, of Elk Park School Road, Elk Park, passed away Tuesday afternoon, June 27, 2017 at the Life Care Center of Banner E

Larry Thomas (Tom) McLean Jr, 45, of Charlotte, NC, died on June 21, 2017, at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York City after battling a rare form of kidney cancer.