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Edward "Eddie" Brown
Edward "Eddie" Brown October 20, 1956 - October 18, 2021 Mr. Edward "Eddie" Brown, 64, of Old Fort, passed away Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. Westmoreland Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Read More
Westmoreland Funeral Home
Published in The McDowell News on Oct. 21, 2021.
Doris Causby McCurry
Doris Causby McCurry September 27, 1945 - October 18, 2021 On the afternoon of Monday, October 18, 2021, Doris Causby McCurry, age 76, of Marion, North Carolina, passed away at her residence. She was born in McDowell County on September 27, 1945, to the late Jack Causby and Pauline... Read More
Beam Funeral Service & Crematory - Marion
Published in The McDowell News on Oct. 21, 2021.
George Gonzalo Rollo
George Gonzalo Rollo May 16, 1933 - October 17, 2021 In the early morning hours of Sunday, October 17, 2021, George Gonzalo Rollo, age 88, of Marion, went home to be with the Lord. He was born on May 16, 1933, in Dade County, Florida, to the late John and Blanca Rivero Rollo. George... Read More
Beam Funeral Service & Crematory - Marion
Published in The McDowell News from Oct. 19 to Oct. 21, 2021.
Mary Laws "Louise" Styles
Mary "Louise" Laws Styles July 18, 1933 - October 19, 2021 Mrs. Mary "Louise" Laws Styles reunited with her husband, the Rev. Theodore Styles, in Heaven and they are now together with their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Louise passed away at the age of 88, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021... Read More
Westmoreland Funeral Home
Published in The McDowell News on Oct. 21, 2021.
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TA Boysworth III
TA Boysworth III November 10, 1973 - October 13, 2021 TA Boysworth, III, age 47, of Lake Lure, North Carolina, passed away on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at his residence. He was born on November 10, 1973, to Brenda Woodby Johnson and the late Theodore Alonzo Boysworth, II. He was... Read More
Beam Funeral Service & Crematory - Marion
Published in The McDowell News on Oct. 20, 2021.
Dennis Humphries
Dennis Humphries March 2, 1946 - October 18, 2021 Dennis Humphries, 75, of Old Fort, passed away Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, at CarePartners Solace Center in Asheville. A native of Rutherford, Dennis was born March 2, 1946, to the late Hoyle "Red" D. Humphries and Elizabeth "Lip" Tritt... Read More
Westmoreland Funeral Home & Crematory
Published in The McDowell News on Oct. 20, 2021.
Polly Ann Hawkins Jarrett
Polly Ann Hawkins Jarrett May 6, 1929 - October 14, 2021 In the early afternoon of Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, our dear, sweet mother, Mrs. W. Guy Jarrett (Polly Ann Hawkins), 92, of Raleigh, but whose heart was in Marion, entered into the presence of her Lord and savior at Transitions... Read More
Westmoreland Funeral Home
Published in The McDowell News from Oct. 17 to Oct. 20, 2021.
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Mildred Biggerstaff "Mickie" Hoyle
Mildred "Mickie" Biggerstaff Hoyle September 24, 1935 - October 17, 2021 Mildred "Mickie" Biggerstaff Hoyle passed away Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, at Solace Center in Asheville. She was born Sept. 24, 1935, to the late Joseph and Lona Elizabeth Biggerstaff. Mrs. Hoyle was the youngest... Read More
Westmoreland Funeral Home
Published in The McDowell News on Oct. 19, 2021.
Baby Kaysin Adam Laws
Baby Kaysin Adam Laws October 13, 2021 - October 13, 2021 Kaysin Adam Laws, infant son, of Kaleb Laws and Haven Day, opened his eyes for the first time in Heaven Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. In addition to his parents, Kaysin is survived by paternal grandparents, Jamie Laws, of Marion... Read More
Westmoreland Funeral Home
Published in The McDowell News from Oct. 17 to Oct. 19, 2021.
Richard "Chris" Moore
Richard "Chris" Moore December 27, 1970 - October 16, 2021 Richard Christopher "Chris" Moore, 50, of Old Fort, went to his Heavenly Father in the early morning of Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, after a three-week battle with COVID-19. Chris is a native of McDowell, born Dec. 27, 1970. Chris... Read More
Westmoreland Funeral Home
Published in The McDowell News on Oct. 19, 2021.
Patricia Swafford "Patty" Warren
Patricia "Patty" Swafford Warren February 23, 1962 - October 17, 2021 Patricia "Patty" Swafford Warren, 59, of Nebo, North Carolina, passed away Sunday, October 17, 2021, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. A native of McDowell County, she was born on February 23, 1962,... Read More
Beam Funeral Service & Crematory - Marion
Published in The McDowell News on Oct. 19, 2021.
Sunday, October 17, 2021
Oliver Stuart Buchanan
Oliver Stuart Buchanan July 24, 1936 - October 13, 2021 Oliver Stuart Buchanan, age 85, passed away at his home on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. He was born to the late Stokes and Pearl Silver Buchanan, on July 24, 1936, in Mitchell County, North Carolina. In addition to his parents... Read More
Beam Funeral Service & Crematory - Marion
Published in The McDowell News on Oct. 17, 2021.
Larry Kenneth "Slick" Freeman
Larry Kenneth "Slick" Freeman August 20, 1940 - October 15, 2021 Larry Kenneth "Slick" Freeman, 81, of Marion, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Friday, October 15, 2021, after an extended illness. Born on August 20, 1940, in Long Island, New York, he was the son of the late... Read More
Beam Funeral Service & Crematory - Marion
Published in The McDowell News on Oct. 17, 2021.
Janie Murray Wilmot
Janie Murray Wilmot May 1, 1941 - October 13, 2021 Janie Murray Wilmot, 80, of Pleasant Gardens Community, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. Born in Nash County, Janie was born May 1, 1941 to the late Vincent Willard Murray and Lorona Gertrude Denton Murray. Janie was a very... Read More
Westmoreland Funeral Home
Published in The McDowell News on Oct. 17, 2021.
Friday, October 15, 2021
Jamie B. Green
Jamie B. Green August 30, 1933 - October 13, 2021 In the early morning hours of Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, Jamie B. Green, 88, of Marion, passed away peacefully at Mission Hospital McDowell. Mrs. Green was born Aug. 30, 1933, in Surry County, to the late Otis Winfield Bowman and Ola... Read More
Westmoreland Funeral Home
Published in The McDowell News on Oct. 15, 2021.
Linda Williams Hollifield
Linda Williams Hollifield December 12, 1951 - October 12, 2021 Linda Williams Hollifield, 69, of Nebo, North Carolina, passed away Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at her home, with her loving granddaughter by her side. She was born in Waverly, Ohio on December 12, 1951, to the late Bill... Read More
Beam Funeral Service & Crematory - Marion
Published in The McDowell News on Oct. 15, 2021.
Thursday, October 14, 2021
Joseph Mark Loftis
Joseph Mark Loftis October 24, 1979 - October 13, 2020 After years of searching, the family of Joseph Mark Loftis finally has closure. Joe passed away Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, in Old Fort. The son of Joseph and Christine Martin Loftis of Marion, he was born in Bell County, Texas, Oct... Read More
Westmoreland Funeral Home
Published in The McDowell News on Oct. 14, 2021.
Lee Wesley Presnell
Lee Wesley Presnell August 16, 1935 - October 11, 2021 Lee Wesley Presnell, 86, of Burnsville, passed away Monday evening, Oct. 11, 2021. He formerly worked as a supervisor for Collins and Aikman. Beam Funeral Service & Crematory is assisting the Presnell­­­ family. Read More
Beam Funeral Service & Crematory - Marion
Published in The McDowell News on Oct. 14, 2021.
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Louvena Gail Clark Elliott
Louvena Gail Clark Elliott November 16, 1940 - October 9, 2021 Louvena Gail Clark Elliott, 80, of Black Mountain, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. Gail was born Nov. 16, 1940, in Buncombe County, to the late Andy and Daisy Mae Coleman Clark. She was a longtime... Read More
Harwood Home For Funerals
Published in The McDowell News on Oct. 13, 2021.
Floyd "Ray" Gibbs
Floyd "Ray" Gibbs October 27, 1946 - October 10, 2021 Floyd "Ray" Gibbs, 74, of Marion, passed away Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, at Mission Hospital of Asheville. Ray was born Oct. 27, 1946, in McDowell County, to the late Dock and Pearl Ann Reel Gibbs. He was Chairman of Deacons at Grandview... Read More
Westmoreland Funeral Home
Published in The McDowell News on Oct. 13, 2021.
Julia Lynn McKinney Gouge
Julia Lynn McKinney Gouge August 18, 1946 - October 10, 2021 Julia Lynn McKinney Gouge, 75, of Marion, North Carolina, passed away Sunday, October 10, 2021, at her residence. She was born in McDowell County on August 18, 1946, to the late Jack "Jay" Howard McKinney and Mildred Rae... Read More
Beam Funeral Service & Crematory - Marion
Published in The McDowell News on Oct. 13, 2021.
Scott Kyle Williams
Scott Kyle Williams April 9, 1963 - October 11, 2021 Scott Kyle Williams, 58, of Morganton, passed away Monday, Oct. 11, 2021. He is survived by his wife, Glenda Frady Williams. Beam Funeral Service is assisting the Williams family. Read More
Published in The McDowell News on Oct. 13, 2021.
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Robert Bruce "Bobby" Cooper
Robert "Bobby" Bruce Cooper October 26, 1970 - October 8, 2021 Robert "Bobby" Bruce Cooper, 50, of Marion, North Carolina, passed away Friday, October 08, 2021, at his home. He was surrounded by family and friends. He was born in Chicago, raised in Mountain City, Tennessee, but called... Read More
Beam Funeral Service & Crematory - Marion
Published in The McDowell News on Oct. 12, 2021.
Sunday, October 10, 2021
Henry Brown Boyce
Henry Brown Boyce September 10, 1954 - October 7, 2021 Henry Brown Boyce, 67, of Marion, North Carolina, passed away Thursday, October 07, 2021, at CarePartners Hospice Solace Center. A native of McDowell County, he was born on September 10, 1954, to the late James Henry Boyce and... Read More
Beam Funeral Service & Crematory - Marion
Published in The McDowell News on Oct. 10, 2021.
Harold Van Burleson
Harold Van Burleson February 27, 1945 - October 8, 2021 Harold Van Burleson, 76, of Marion, North Carolina, passed away Friday, October 08, 2021, at his daughter's residence. He was born in Yancey County, on February 27, 1945, to the late Olga Burleson and Bessie Honeycutt Burleson... Read More
Beam Funeral Service & Crematory - Marion
Published in The McDowell News on Oct. 10, 2021.
Carolyn Blackwell Byrd
Carolyn Blackwell Byrd November 29, 1935 - October 7, 2021 In the early morning hours of Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, Carolyn Blackwell Byrd, 85, of Old Fort, passed peacefully from this life into the arms of Jesus. She was born Nov. 29, 1935, to the late John and Mary Sue Gibson Blackwell... Read More
Westmoreland Funeral Home
Published in The McDowell News on Oct. 10, 2021.
William "Willie" Mace
William "Willie" Mace William "Willie" Mace, 66, of Marion, passed away Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021. Westmoreland Funeral Home is assisting the Mace family. Read More
Westmoreland Funeral Home
Published in The McDowell News on Oct. 10, 2021.
Saturday, October 9, 2021
Louis E. Wall
Louis E. Wall Louis E. Wall, age 92, passed away on October 4, 2021, at Black Mountain State Veterans Home. He was the youngest of 11 children born to the late Nellie Owensby Wall and Thomas Greenlee Wall. Preceding him in death were four sisters (Jennie Penland, Luna Lance, Kathryn... Read More
Beam Funeral Service & Crematory - Marion
Published in The McDowell News from Oct. 7 to Oct. 9, 2021.
Friday, October 8, 2021
Paula Allen
Paula Allen Paula Allen, 76, of Marion, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Claude and Georgie Honeycutt Allen. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Cora... Read More
Yancey Funeral Services
Published in The McDowell News on Oct. 8, 2021.
Dale Cranford
Dale Cranford Dale Cranford passed away peacefully Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021. She was born in 1931 in Talladega, Ala., but grew up in Marion. After graduating from high school, Dale attended and graduated from Brevard College where she met her husband, Speedy. After their marriage... Read More
Published in The McDowell News on Oct. 8, 2021.
Jack Dallas "J.D." Hildenbrand
Jack Dallas "J.D." Hildenbrand Mr. Jack Dallas "J.D." Hildenbrand, 51, of Marion, passed away Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. Westmoreland Funeral Home is assisting the Hildenbrand family. Read More
Westmoreland Funeral Home
Published in The McDowell News on Oct. 8, 2021.
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
James Ronald Willis
James Ronald Willis May 7, 1946 - October 2, 2021 On the night of Saturday, October 2, 2021, James Ronald Willis passed away at his residence with his loved ones by his side. A native of McDowell County, Ronnie was born on May 7, 1946, to the late Melton and Mary Owensby Willis. He... Read More
Beam Funeral Service & Crematory - Marion
Published in The McDowell News on Oct. 6, 2021.
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Donna Sue Buckner
Donna Sue Buckner August 30, 1962 - October 2, 2021 Donna Sue Buckner, 59, of Old Fort, passed away Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, at Mission Hospital Memorial Campus in Asheville. She was born Aug. 30, 1962, in McDowell County to James "Jimmy" Elliott Buckner and Mary Sue Silver Buckner... Read More
Westmoreland Funeral Home
Published in The McDowell News on Oct. 5, 2021.
Gary Lynn Burris
Gary Lynn Burris Gary Lynn Burris, 74, of 115 Falcon Lane, in Chesnee, S.C., passed away Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, at St. Luke's Hospital in Columbus, N.C. Born in Wayne County, Mich., he was the husband of Marsha Fowler Burris of the home and son of the late Robert Burris and Evelyn... Read More
Blakely Funeral Home & Crematory
Published in The McDowell News on Oct. 5, 2021.
Ann Self Sigmon
Ann Self Sigmon April 14, 1948 - October 1, 2021 Ann Self Sigmon, 73, of Old Fort, formerly of Lincolnton, passed away Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, at her residence into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior. She was born April 14, 1948, in Lincoln County, to the late Robert and Fleta Boggs... Read More
Carpenter-Porter Funeral & Cremation Services
Published in The McDowell News on Oct. 5, 2021.
Sunday, October 3, 2021
Richelle Louise Bailey
Richelle Louise Bailey October 17, 1971 - September 27, 2021 Miss Richelle Louise Bailey, 49, of Marion, passed away Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. She was born Oct. 17, 1971, in Davie County, to Rickey Ray Bailey and Sarah Smith Bailey... Read More
Westmoreland Funeral Home
Published in The McDowell News on Oct. 3, 2021.
Randall Jack Dalton Jr.
Randall Jack Dalton Jr. January 1, 1965 - September 30, 2021 Randall Jack Dalton Jr., 56, of Marion, North Carolina, passed away Thursday, September 30, 2021, at Mission Hospital McDowell. He was born in McDowell County on January 01, 1965, to the late Randall Jack Dalton Sr. and... Read More
Beam Funeral Service & Crematory - Marion
Published in The McDowell News on Oct. 3, 2021.
Glenda Mae Thompson Mace
Glenda Mae Thompson Mace Glenda Mae Thompson Mace, 71, of Marion, passed away Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Charles Ray Mace. Beam Funeral Service is assisting the Mace family. Read More
Published in The McDowell News on Oct. 3, 2021.
David Henry Patton
David Henry Patton December 12, 1944 - September 30, 2021 David Henry Patton, age 76, of Marion, North Carolina, passed away on Thursday, September 30, 2021, at Carolinas Healthcare Blue Ridge. He was born in Buncombe County on December 12, 1944, to the late Henry and Lucille Dryman... Read More
Beam Funeral Service & Crematory - Marion
Published in The McDowell News on Oct. 3, 2021.
Michael Ray "Mickey" Westmoreland
Michael Ray "Mickey" Westmoreland August 1, 1948 - September 14, 2021 Michael Ray "Mickey" Westmoreland, 73, of Marion, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, at Mission Hospital. He was born Aug. 1, 1948, in Marion. He is survived by three daughters, Kay Harris, Leighann Westmoreland... Read More
Published in The McDowell News on Oct. 3, 2021.
Charles Henry Williams
Charles Henry Williams July 31, 1947 - September 29, 2021 Charles Henry Williams, age 74, of Winston-Salem, formerly of Marion, North Carolina, passed away on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at Mission Hospital. A native of McDowell County, Charles was born on July 31, 1947, to the... Read More
Beam Funeral Service & Crematory - Marion
Published in The McDowell News on Oct. 3, 2021.
Clarence "Kenneth" Wright
Clarence "Kenneth" Wright May 12, 1937 - September 29, 2021 Clarence "Kenneth" Wright, 84, of Hickory, formerly of Marion, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, at Carolina Caring in Newton. Kenneth was born May 12, 1937, in McDowell County, to the late Charles and Reva... Read More
Westmoreland Funeral Home
Published in The McDowell News on Oct. 3, 2021.
Friday, October 1, 2021
Elizabeth Hennessee Poteat
Elizabeth Hennessee Poteat August 13, 1941 - September 29, 2021 Elizabeth Hennessee Poteat, 80, of Marion, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021. She is preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Neal Poteat. Beam Funeral Service is assisting the Poteat family. Read More
Beam Funeral Service & Crematory - Marion
Published in The McDowell News on Oct. 1, 2021.
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Louise Henline
Louise Henline Louise Watson Henline, 82, of Statesville, passed away Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, at Gordon Hospice House. Louise was born July 20, 1939, in Nebo, and was the daughter of the late Hugh Lee Watson and Kathryn Rowe Watson. She was a graduate of Nebo High School and Dec.... Read More
Troutman Funeral Home
Published in The McDowell News on Sep. 30, 2021.
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Margie Lee Hollifield Cruz
Margie Lee Hollifield Cruz December 4, 1961 - September 28, 2021 Margie Lee Hollifield Cruz, 59, of Morganton, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. She is survived by her husband, Fortunato Cruz. Beam Funeral Service of Marion is assisting the Cruz family. Read More
Beam Funeral Service & Crematory - Marion
Published in The McDowell News on Sep. 29, 2021.
Eric Lee Moyers
Eric Lee Moyers July 26, 1962 - September 15, 2021 Eric Lee Moyers of Easley, S.C., went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, with his daughters and son-in-law by his side, in Greenville, S.C. He was born July 26, 1962, in Great Falls, Mont., on Malmstrom Air Force... Read More
Published in The McDowell News on Sep. 29, 2021.
Marie E. Pratt Perry
Marie E. Pratt Perry June 10, 1934 - September 20, 2021 Marie E. Pratt Perry, 87, died Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, at her daughters' home, in Shrewsbury, Vt. She was born in Wells, Vt., June 10, 1934, the daughter of Floyd and Lucy (Martin) Pratt. Marie was a graduate of Lyndon State... Read More
Published in The McDowell News on Sep. 29, 2021.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Nancy Cable Day
Nancy Cable Day Nancy Cable Day, 73, of Marion, passed away Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021. Westmoreland Funeral Home is assisting the family. Read More
Westmoreland Funeral Home
Published in The McDowell News on Sep. 28, 2021.
Mary Buchanan Jones
Mary Buchanan Jones August 6, 1928 - September 24, 2021 Mary Buchanan Jones, 93, of Marion, passed away Friday, Sept. 24, 2021. Mrs. Jones worked in textiles for most of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Jones. Beam Funeral Service is assisting the Jones... Read More
Beam Funeral Service & Crematory - Marion
Published in The McDowell News on Sep. 28, 2021.
John Ellis Wilson
John Ellis Wilson March 2, 1941 - September 24, 2021 John Ellis Wilson, 80, of Marion, North Carolina, passed away Friday, September 24, 2021 at his residence. He was born in Yancey County, on March 02, 1941, to the late Bryan Wilson Dora Effler Wilson. He was also preceded in death... Read More
Beam Funeral Service & Crematory - Marion
Published in The McDowell News on Sep. 28, 2021.
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