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Richmond YoungBurnsville


Richmond Dale Young, age 101 of Burnsville, NC, passed away at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine, NC, on July 1, 2024. He was proceeded in death by his parents, Joseph A. and Margaret Edge Young; sisters: Kathleen Young Murphy, Minnie Ella Young, and Juanita Young Morgan; brothers: W. Wilson Young, Thomas Marshall Young, and Eugene Austin Young. He is survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and helpful members of his community.Dale joined his twin sister, Minnie Ella and Marshal...

Richmond Dale Young, age 101 of Burnsville, NC, passed away at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine, NC, on July 1, 2024. He was proceeded in death by his parents, Joseph A. and Margaret...

Arnold BallBurnsville


Arnold “Butch” Ball, age 77 of Burnsville, NC, went Home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 20, 2024. Butch was the absolute best husband, daddy, and Paw to his whole family, of whom he was always so proud of and loved with all of his heart.He was loved by all who met him, and in him, they knew they had a friend for life. Anytime Butch’s name was mentioned by anyone, they always said, “He is a good man”. He wasn’t just a good man, but a saved man,...

Arnold “Butch” Ball, age 77 of Burnsville, NC, went Home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 20, 2024. Butch was the absolute best husband, daddy, and Paw to his whole family, of...

Latisha MathisAsheville


Latisha “Jean” Mathis, age 58, of Asheville, passed away June 11, 2024, after several years of health challenges.Jean had a passion for helping others and did so throughout her entire life.Jean graduated from Mountain Heritage High school in 1984. In a career of over 31 years, she fulfilled her dream of caring for people as a nurse at Memorial Mission Hospital.In her free time, she enjoyed cooking for family and friends, gardening, and was an avid animal...

Latisha “Jean” Mathis, age 58, of Asheville, passed away June 11, 2024, after several years of health challenges.Jean had a passion for helping others and did so throughout her...

Estel HigginsBurnsville


Estel Higgins, age 92 of Burnsville, NC, went Home to be with the Lord at the Charles George Veterans Affairs Medical Center on June 9, 2024. Estel was born in Burnsville on August 22, 1931, to the late Hiram and Lizzie Silvers Higgins. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother, William Brooks Higgins; sisters: Velda Weber, Viola Edwards, Lola Mae Rice, Sarah Coleen Edwards, and Ruby Reese; half-brother, Elbert Higgins; half-sister, Ethel Higgins; and...

Estel Higgins, age 92 of Burnsville, NC, went Home to be with the Lord at the Charles George Veterans Affairs Medical Center on June 9, 2024. Estel was born in Burnsville on August 22, 1931, to...

Hoyt BennettBurnsville


Hoyt Bennett, age 91, of Burnsville finished his final journey and went Home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 5, 2024. Hoyt was born on May 18, 1933, in Yancey County to the late Ulysses and Nellie Bennett.He served in the military, farmed, and retired from Glen Raven Mills. He enjoyed his family and his church family at Burnsville Faith Baptist Church where he was a deacon and music leader for many years.Hoyt is survived by his wife of 69 years, Arnetta, a son, Steven (Pam)...

Hoyt Bennett, age 91, of Burnsville finished his final journey and went Home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 5, 2024. Hoyt was born on May 18, 1933, in Yancey County to the late Ulysses and...

Stanford LoweBurnsville


Stanford Allen Lowe, age 76 of Burnsville, NC, went Home to be with the Lord on June 1, 2024.Stan was born on July 16, 1947, to his late mother, Opal Williams Lowe.The poem “I’m Free” by Anne Davison reminds Stan’s loving wife, Janice, that he is now free of the pains and sorrows this world can bring and is rejoicing with our Savior in Heaven.Don’t grieve for me for now I’m free,I’m following the path God laid for meI took his hand when I...

Stanford Allen Lowe, age 76 of Burnsville, NC, went Home to be with the Lord on June 1, 2024.Stan was born on July 16, 1947, to his late mother, Opal Williams Lowe.The poem “I’m...

Craig McCurryAsheville


Craig McCurry, age 84 of Asheville, NC, passed away at his home on May 23, 2024.Craig was born in Green Mountain, Yancey County on December 7, 1939, as one of nine children to the late Voyd and Daisy McCurry.After serving in the Air Force as an air traffic controller in the 1960s, Craig returned to Western North Carolina and began a long career in management at Kmart before retiring in 2005.In his free time, he loved to tinker on and fix up cars, lawnmowers, and anything else...

Craig McCurry, age 84 of Asheville, NC, passed away at his home on May 23, 2024.Craig was born in Green Mountain, Yancey County on December 7, 1939, as one of nine children to the late Voyd and...

Candy RichmanBurnsville


Candy Delite Richman, age 63, went Home to be with the Lord on May 21, 2024, at Bear Mountain Health & Rehab in Asheville, NC. Born on July 10, 1960, she was the daughter of the late William David and Maureen Shirley Bean Macy. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Cherry Hanz.Left behind to cherish her memory are her daughters: Cassy, and her husband, Jose Macy, and Christina, and her husband, Robby Gibson; brothers: Tim Macy, Jon Macy, and Paul Macy;...

Candy Delite Richman, age 63, went Home to be with the Lord on May 21, 2024, at Bear Mountain Health & Rehab in Asheville, NC. Born on July 10, 1960, she was the daughter of the late William...

Donald BouretGreen Mountain


Donald James Bouret, age 95, of Green Mountain, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 19, 2024. Born March 4,1929 in Boston, Massachusetts, he became a Yancey County resident in 2005. Don was an active member of the Burnsville community. He built houses with Habitat for Humanity, built stage props for the Burnsville Little Theater, and delivered many Meals on Wheels. He was a member of the Church of the Sacred Heart and Knights of Columbus. An avid music fan, he rarely...

Donald James Bouret, age 95, of Green Mountain, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 19, 2024. Born March 4,1929 in Boston, Massachusetts, he became a Yancey County resident in 2005. Don...

Guy ThomasonBurnsville


Guy Vincent Thomason, born on May 21, 1954, went Home to be with the Lord on May 18, 2024, at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine, NC. A native of Yancey County, he was the son of the late William Otis and Helen Louise Ledford Thomason. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his daughter, Stephanie Thomason of Florida, brother, Gay Thomason, and an infant brother.Guy was an avid fisher, hunter, and teller of tales. His stories will be remembered by all those...

Guy Vincent Thomason, born on May 21, 1954, went Home to be with the Lord on May 18, 2024, at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine, NC. A native of Yancey County, he was the son of the late...

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