Shelia Tucker Deal died on January 3, 2024 at Watauga Medical Center. Shelia was born in Concord, North Carolina and grew up in the town of Stanfield in Stanly County. After her graduation from high school, Shelia attended Appalachian State University where she received an undergraduate degree in Special Education and a Masters in Special Education. Following her graduation from Appalachian State, she became a teacher in Caldwell County and then a teacher in Watauga County, teaching at Green Valley School and at Parkway School.............
Mrs. Fonville, 86, passed away peacefully in the warm glow of God’s grace on January 24, 2023 after declining health.
Born June 13, 1936 in Charlotte, Doris was the daughter of the late Carl and Ethel Holmes McCraw. After graduating from Myers Park High School, Doris graduated in 1957 from Women’s College (WC), now UNC-Greensboro. She worked at Duke Power before starting her family. She married Charles Fonville in 1962, and they always lived in her hometown of Charlotte............
JoAnne grew up on a dairy farm on Snow Creek Road in Iredell County where she grew to love nature and music. She graduated with degrees in music from Mars Hill University, where she served as the first female chairperson of the Board of Trustees, and from UNCG, where she graduated with a vocal performance degree. She taught voice at Mitchell Community College where she was the director of the Mitchell Community College Choir. Not only was she a gifted vocalist, blessing many in the Statesville community with her soprano voice, but she was also a gifted watercolor artist, flower arranger, and gourmet cook. She ---
Hollie Hutchison Lacy, age 68 of Blowing Rock, passed away on October 4, 2022. Holly was born on January 9th, 1954, in Spencer, NC. Her parents were the late Edith Mae Roach and William Douglas Hutchison. Hollie graduated from Halifax County High School. She studied piano at Peabody Conservatory of Music (now part of Johns Hopkins University) in Baltimore and majored in piano and voice at Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC, where she studied with Allan Porter and earned her B.A. Degree in Music. She acquired her master's degree in Piano Performance from ASU, studying with Dr. Rodney Reynerson. Before earning her master's in music degree she pursued a career in business where she was a regional manager of Walden Books in North Carolina and at the Intimate Bookshop in Chapel Hill, working with her dear friends Wallace and Brenda Kuralt. She was a wonderful chef, voracious reader and dear friend to many. Ms. Lacy was on staff at Hayes School of Music since 2003 as adjunct professor and was the accompanist for University Singers and Chamber Choir. She taught class-piano, played recitals and accompanied student voice majors and instrumentalists at the Hayes School of Music and at Cannon Music Camp on the campus of Appstate. She was the organist at Blowing Rock Methodist Church.
Mary Ratchford Bass October 22, 1946 - August 31, 2022,Charlotte, North Carolina - Mary Elizabeth Ratchford Bass was born at Charlotte Memorial Hospital on October 22, 1946, to parents Fred & Margaret Ratchford of Charlotte. After graduating Myers Park High School in 1965 she attended Lees McRae College in Banner Elk, NC. In the summer of 1965, Mary met Wayne Bass on a double date with friends. They hit it off immediately and by the end of the evening Wayne had Mary's number and so their 57-year love story began................
RONALD WISEMAN HAWKINS, 87, of Bluffton, SC passed away peacefully at his home on January 12, 2022, after a lengthy illness. Born September 2, 1934, in Shelby, North Carolina the son of Vertie Daniel and David Wiseman Hawkins, he grew up in Shelby, graduated from Shelby High School in 1952, and from Gardner Webb University in 1955. He studied finance at the Terry Sanford School of Business at the University of Georgia.
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Linda Forrester Gillespie died Saturday November 6th, 2021 in Naples, Florida. She is survived by husband Curt Gillespie, sister Ann Forrester Rogers and 28 nephews and nieces. Linda was born and raised in Hickory Flat, Georgia and graduated nearby Reinhardt University. She served as court reporter for the North Georgia Circuit Court during her early professional career. (Click Full Obituary below)
The Reverend Dr. Harold Coulter Warlick peacefully passed away surrounded by family on October 20, 2021. Hal was born to Mr. Harold C. and Mary Estelle (Mamie) Warlick in Wilmington, North Carolina on March 16, 1946. The family eventually moved to North Augusta, South Carolina. While attending North Augusta Senior High School, Hal completed a college preparatory course of study, and earned letters in football, basketball, baseball and track. His speed on the field earned him the nickname “The Sly Fox,” which was later abbreviated to “Fox.” He graduated in 1964 and attended Furman University on a football scholarship. Furman opened a new world for him. According to Hal, “Furman transformed me from an individual concerned primarily with athletics to an individual seeking to find and proclaim truth with integrity.” Hal graduated from Furman in 1968 with a Bachelor’s degree in History and a minor in Religion and was shortly thereafter ordained as a Baptist minister in the First Baptist Church of North Augusta. ( Click below for Full Obituary. )
Loyd Baxter Smith, Sr., 85, passed away Friday, January 8, 2021 at Atrium Health Cleveland.Born in Shelby, NC on March 11, 1935, Loyd was the son of the late John Wiley Smith and Helen Anthony Smith. A 1953 graduate of Shelby High School, Loyd continued to Gardner Webb University before transferring to his beloved UNC Chapel Hill where he graduated in 1957.
July 9, 2020 - It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Robert Paul "Bob" Stevens, 88, at his summer home in Blowing, North Carolina, with his wife by his side.
He was an affiliate member of the Blowing Rock Methodist Church and a member of St. John's Methodist Church in Aiken, South Carolina, the Reserve Club of Woodside, and the Artist Guild of the Aiken Art Center..
LAKELAND - Robert Glenn Stokes, 84, went to his heavenly home on April 26, 2020. In departing this world, he leaves a legacy as a devoted husband, beloved father and grandfather, respected friend, mentor and community leader.
May 4, 2018. GREENSBORO, NC — It is with great sadness that the family of Joseph (Joe) F. Freeman, Jr., a beloved brother, husband, father, grandfather, and friend, announces his passing on May 1, 2018, at the age of eighty-six.
July 9, 2018 HIGH POINT -- William Alexander Horney, Jr., died at Pennybyrn in High Point where he had been a resident for the past 9 years. He was 101. Born on October 2, 1916, he was the son of Grace Gurley Horney and William Alexander Horney, Sr. He was a lifelong resident of High Point and a member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. His summers were spent attending Blowing Rock Methodist Church, a place with people dear to his heart...………………..
July 20, 2018 - Francis Rogers Dixson (Dix) loved life and lived it with fervor for 96 years. He passed away peacefully at his home, in Greenville, SC. He was with his wife of 26 years, Sarah Tomlinson Dixson, of Greenville, SC, his son and his daughter.
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