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Miscellaneous McDowell County, North Carolina
Obituary Extracts - 2002

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Ramona McMahan Davis, 62, of Marion, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002 at St. Joseph's Hospital.

Master Sgt. Robert M.T. McKoy II, 66, of Swansboro, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2002 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Elizabeth Lawing Bach Morris died Jan. 11, 2002 at Grace Hospital in Morganton, N.C. 

Arthur Louis Stephens, 54, of Marion, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002 at The McDowell Hospital.

Faron M. Collins, 46, of Marion, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2002 at his residence.

Roland Harris Elliot, 75, of Bat Cave Road in Old Fort died Sunday, Jan. 13 in Mission Hospital, Asheville.

Mr. Stanley "Toodlum" Williams, 66, of Marion died Sunday, Jan. 13 at The McDowell Hospital after an extended illness. 

Mrs. Nita Winchester Elliot, 82, of Marion died Saturday, Jan. 12 at Autumn Care of Marion.

Elizabeth Lawing Bach Morris, born Dec. 6, 1920, died Jan. 11, 2002 at Grace Hospital in Morganton.

Betty Myers Cauble Parks, 65, of Rockwell, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002 at her residence.

Lillian Thelma Snipes, born July 18, 1906, died Jan. 12, 2002.

Helen Thomas, 78, died Jan. 7, 2002.

Ann Consentino English, 67, of Manassas, Va. died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002 at Prince William Hospital in Manassas.

Mrs. Frances Bernice Presley Wood, 57, of Marion, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002 at her residence.

Mr. Charles H. "Charlie" Clay, 72, of Charlotte, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2002 at Carolinas Medical Center in Pineville.

Billy Gene Mitchell, 67, of Marion, died suddenly Monday, Jan. 7, 2002 at his residence.

Johnson Ray Noblitt, age 74, resident of 905 Sherwood Lane, Kings Mountain, N.C. died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002 at Gaston Memorial Hospital.

Marvin "Bus" Pearson Jr., 83, of Morganton, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002.

Bonnie Eplee Reed, 89, of Nebo, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2002 at The McDowell Hospital.

James Merlin Vess, born Jan. 6, 1918, died Jan. 7, 2002.

Mrs. Virgie Williamson Conard, 92, of Marion, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2002 at her residence.

Rev. Henry Wellington Stough II, age 96, formerly of Lenoir and former pastor of the East Marion Baptist Church, died Sunday, Jan. 6, in Birmingham, Ala.

Nancy Chapmon Kincaid, 63, of 701 South Main St., Reidsville, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002 at her residence.

Mrs. Grace Hawkins Logan, 83, of Westford, Mass., died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002 at Genesis Westford House in Westford, Mass.

Mr. George W. Birchfield, 70, of Nebo died Friday, Jan. 4, 2002, at his residence.

Mr. Addie Young Causby, 83, of Marion, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002 at his residence.

Mr. Arnold James Owensby, 74, of Marion died Friday, Jan. 4, 2002, at his residence.

William "Will" Greene Anderson, 77, of Spindale died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002 at his home.

Margie Collier Curran, 88, of Roanoke Rapids, N.C. died on Jan. 3, 2002 after an extended stay at Autumn Care.

Marilyn Jeneal (Reich) Hovey of Moultonboro, N.H. and Lake Lure, N.C. died on Sunday, Dec. 30, following a courageous seven-month battle with brain cancer. She was 62.

Mrs. Lorena Kirksey Deck died unexpectedly, but very peacefully, in her sleep on Jan. 1, 2002 at Autumn Care of Drexel.

Steve Lane, 38, of Nebo, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002. 

Ray Edward Elkins, 84, of Marion, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002 at Autumn Care of Marion.

Monroe U. Marlowe Sr., 88, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, at Autumn Care Nursing Home in Marion, N.C.

Alta Magnolia "Nola" Banks Peek died Feb. 10, 2002.

Roy Carroll Setzer, 80, of Old Fort, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002 at his residence.

William Arthur Zachary Sr., 85, of Marion, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2002 at The McDowell Hospital.

Minnie Loftis Harris, 93, of Marion, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002 at Autumn Care of Marion.

Heraclio Leco, 47, of Marion, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002.

Gertrude Crisp, 89, of Albany, Ore., died Sunday, Feb. 3.

William Guy Lonon, 94, of Marion, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2002 at The McDowell Hospital.

Lillian Johnson Bost, 82, of Marion, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2002 at The McDowell Hospital.

Merle Wiggins Rogers, 83, of Fountain Inn, S.C., died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002.

Olliev B. Bruner, 77, of Old Fort, died Sunday, Feb. 3, at her residence.

Grace Hogan Calvert, 87, of Marion, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002 at McDowell Nursing Center.

Vernon L. Fortune, 79, of Old Fort, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002 at Mission-St. Joseph's Hospital in Asheville.

Doris Marie Lackey Smith, 77, of Old Fort, died Sunday, Feb. 3, at The McDowell Hospital.

Mr. Robert E. "Bob" Via, 73, of Marion died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, in The McDowell Hospital.

Semone Schortgen Worrell, 87, of Marion, formerly of Porterville, Calif. and Medford, Ore., a loving mother and homemaker, went to join the Lord Feb. 2, 2002.

Dewey Lee DePoyster, 76, of Southaven, Miss., died Friday, Feb. 1, 2002, at Baptist East Hospital.

Mary Olivia Burgin Simmons, 82, of Marion, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2002 at The McDowell Hospital.

Mr. Robert E. "Bob" Via, 73, of Marion died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, in The McDowell Hospital.

Donald Owensby, 57, of Merritt Island, Fla., and formerly of Marion, died Saturday, March 30, 2002 at his residence.

Clyde Swann, 65, of Asheville, died Friday, March 29, 2002.
Crystal Aldredge Cook, 38, of Marion, died Friday, March 29, 2002 at The McDowell Hospital.

McKelvey Steven Graham Gibbs, 11 months, died Friday, March 29, 2002, at Duke University Medical Center.

Mr. David "Dave" Charles McBride, 63, of Highland Glen Road died Sunday, March 31, 2002 at his home.

Mrs. Pearl Bowman Rector, 92, of Hill Street, Marion, died Sunday, March 31, 2002 in The McDowell Hospital after a period of declining health.
Crystal Dawn Cook, 38, of Marion passed away Friday, March 29, 2002, at The McDowell Hospital. 

Robert Wayne Davis Sr., age 64, of Old Fort died Friday, March 29, 2002, at Mountain Area Hospice of Asheville.

McKelvey Steven Graham Gibbs, 11 months, died Friday, March 29, 2002, at Duke University Medical Center.

Georgia Byrd Mathis, 80, of Marion died Friday March 29, 2002, at Wake Medical Center.

Ruby Jamison Gragg Morgan, 79, of Marion, died Friday, March 29, 2002 at Mission St. Joseph's Hospital in Asheville.

Fleming Farmer, age 84, of Old Fort, died Wednesday, March 27, 2002 in Autumn Care of Marion after a declining illness.

Robert L. "Bob" Sparks, 58, of Nebo, died Wednesday, March 27, 2002 at Carolinas Medical Center.
Thomas Lee Branton, 47, of Nebo, died Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at his residence.Charles R. Mahan, 55, of Marion, died Monday, March 25, 2002 at his residence.

Violet Estelle McGlamory Spicer, 80, of Churchville, Maryland, formerly of Marion, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2002 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Maryland, following a long period of declining health.

Leonardo Gabriel Procopio, 42, of Marion, died Monday, March 25, 2002 at his residence.

Gertrude Louise Roland, age 93, of 715 Cherryville Road, Shelby, N.C. died Sunday, March 24, 2002 in White Oak Manor in Shelby.

James Arthur Wishon, 69, of Thomasville, died Sunday, March 24.

Margie Biddix Ballard, 76, of Marion, died Saturday, March 23.

Bertie Evelyn Beam, age 89, of Rutherford Road, Marion, died Friday, March 22, 2002.

Joseph Augustus Bentley Jr., 73, of Old Fort, died March 21. 

Maude Davis Davis, 84, of Shelby, died Friday, March 22. 

Jim Williams, 62, of Nebo, died Thursday, March 21. 
Jim Williams, 62, of Nebo, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2002 at his home.

Jerry Carl Buchanan, age 55, of Salvage Drive, Old Fort, died Wednesday, March 20, 2002 in St. Joseph's Hospital, Asheville. 

Lola Reid Benfield, 86, of Nebo, died Wednesday, March 20, 2002 at the McDowell Nursing Center.

John Thomas "Red" Jolley, 89, of Marion, died Wednesday, March 20, 2002 at Highland Farms Nursing Home.

Elmer Baxter Manick, age 80, of Glenview Street, Marion, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2002 in The McDowell Hospital.

Charles Richard Guier, 62, of Marion, died Monday, March 18, 2002.

Mrs. Betty Jean Revis, 68, of Nebo, died Monday, March 18, 2002 at her residence. 

Retha Helms Sprouse, 65, of Marion, died Monday, March 18, 2002 at The McDowell Hospital.

Ann Curd Walker, 82, of Marion, died Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at Cannon Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Dollie Modena Buchanan, 65, of Marion, died Thursday, March 14, 2002 at The McDowell Hospital.

Virginia "Ginger" Davis of Ashworth Road, Marion, died March 8 at Mountain Area Hospice Center in Asheville.

William Jennings Owensby, age 77, of Marion, died Friday, March 15, 2002 in St. Joseph's Hospital.
Seth Thomas Allison, 31, formerly of Old Fort and resident of Nacogdoches, Texas for the last five years, died Tuesday, March 12, 2002 in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Rosa Lee Wallin Franklin, 85, of Asheville and Lake Wales, Fla. died unexpectedly Wednesday, March 13, 2002 at Memorial Mission Hospital.

Grady Lee Kelley, 76, of Holts Summit, Mo. died March 10, 2002 at St. Mary's Health Center.
Lula Edna Crisp Thomas, 83, of Old Fort, died Wednesday, March 13, 2002 at Memorial Mission Hospital, Asheville.Frank Edward Harklerode, age 68, of 3710 Wade Thomas Lane, Hudson, N.C. died Monday, March 11, 2002 at his residence.

Esther M. Hollifield, 91, of Marion, died Tuesday, March 12, 2002 at Autumn Care of Marion.

William M. Reddick, age 69, of Old Fort/Sugar Hill Road, Old Fort, died Monday, March 11, 2002 at Cannon Memorial Hospital in Linville, N.C.

Mrs. Maudie Ward Bryant, 83, of Marion died Sunday, March 10 at The McDowell Hospital.

Tennie Mae Grubb Clementson, 90, passed away at the Old Fort home of her daughter and son-in-law on February 25, 2002.

Mike Gill, 52, of Marion, died Sunday, March 10, 2002 at his residence.

Walter Lee Carpenter, 87, of Marion, died Friday, March 8, 2002, at Autumn Care of Marion.

Mr. J.C. Collins, 94, of Marion died Saturday, March 9, 2002, at Mission St. Joseph's Hospital in Asheville.

Mr. Howard William Gouge, 82, of Marion died Saturday, March 9, 2002, at The McDowell Hospital.

Mrs. Mary Harris Terrell, 86, of Old Fort, died Sunday, March 10, 2002, at The McDowell Hospital. 

Norman Henry Wakefield, 83, of Taylors, S.C., husband of Mildred Edwards Wakefield, died March 7, 2002 at McDowell Nursing Center. 

Mr. Gene Woody, 61, of Marion died Thursday, March 7, at The McDowell Hospital. 
Mrs. Pricie Bentley, 80, of Marion, died Thursday, March 7, 2002 at her residence.

Leola Bame Wright, 81, of Marion, died Wednesday, March 6, 2002 at The McDowell Hospital.

Jennings Daley "J.D." Hendley Jr., 59, of Pine Bluff, Ark., died Tuesday, March 5, 2002. Graveside services will be held Friday, March 8, at 10:30 a.m. at Graceland Cemetery. 

Mrs. Eddie Mae Simmons Hollifield, 77, of Marion, died Wednesday, March 6, 2002 at Autumn Care of Marion.

Betty Cuthbertson Robinson, 71, of Marion, died Tuesday, March 5, 2002 at The McDowell Hospital.

Macie Smith Wilson, age 88, of East Court Street, Marion, died Tuesday, March 5, 2002 in The McDowell Hospital.

 Mary Raley Jordan, 78, of Marion, died Tuesday, March 5, 2002 at her residence.

Kenneth Bea Newton, 59, of Old Linville Highway, Marion, died Monday, March 4, 2002 in an Asheville hospital.

Walter Alie Hooper, age 26, of Marion, departed this life on March 1, 2002. 

Ruby Vearl McKinney Padgett, 78, of Sunny Street, Marion, died Sunday, March 3, at The McDowell Hospital.

Jennings Aaron "Sweetpea" Duncan, age 66, of Old Linville Road, Marion, died Saturday, March 2, 2002 in The McDowell Hospital.

Dennis Hall, 57, of Marion, died Sunday, March 3. 

Walter Alie Hooper, age 26, of 323 Yancey St., Marion, died Friday, March 1, 2002 at Moore Regional Hospital.


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