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Miscellaneous McDowell County, North Carolina
Obituary Extracts - 2002

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Rex Everette Lewis, age 52, of Marion, died Oct. 29, 2002.

Mr. Gene Dawes Taylor, age 78, of Zephyrhills, Fla., formerly of McDowell County, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2002.

Robert N. Ball, 84, of Marion, died Oct. 29, 2002 at McDowell Assisted Living, where he had resided for over 30 years.

James Andrew Bryson, 76, of Marion, died Oct. 28, 2002 at his home.

Everett "Bill" Moore, 61, of Pitts Farm Drive, Morganton, N.C. died unexpectedly Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2002 at his residence due to complications from heart surgery.

Richard "Dick" Gardner, 58, of Spruce Pine, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2002 at Spruce Pine Community Hospital.

Wayne Edgar Roberts, age 73, of Old Fort, formerly of Haywood County, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2002 at the home of his daughter, Hope Roberts, in Fairview, N.C.

Guy Arrowood, 78, of Marion, N.C. died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2002 following a long battle with bone cancer.

Essie Mae Davis, 64, of Lincolnton, died on Oct. 27, 2002.

Virginia Vess Howell, 87, of Marion, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2002 at Memorial Mission Hospital.

Gary Lee Morgan, 40, of Marion, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2002 at his residence.

Mr. Guy Arrowood, 77, of Marion, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2002 at the Lake James Lodge.

Mr. Melrose Worth Conner, 87, of Lake Lure, died Friday, Oct. 25, 2002.

Doyle P. Flowers, 84, of Morganton, died Oct. 25, 2002. .

Cecil Eugene Rayburn, 93, of Glenwood, passed away Friday, Oct. 25, 2002 at Grace Ridge Retirement Community in Morganton where his wife resides.

Wilma Brooks Whisnant, 80, of Morganton, died Oct. 25, 2002.

Steven A. Lines, 18, of Marion, died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2002.

Mr. Harold Lee Little, 87, of Marion, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2002 at the VA Medical Center, Asheville.

James C. Blackburn, 55, of Arrowhead Trail, Marion, died Monday at his residence.

Jana Byers Ross, 81, of Gastonia Village, Cherryville, formerly of Marion, N.C. died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002 at her residence.

Anna Mae Duncan Byrd, 79, of Marion died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002, at her home.

Mrs. Effie Truesdale Dymond, 92, of Asheville, died Friday, Oct. 18, 2002, at Autumn Care in Marion, N.C.

Mary Margaret Johnson Dysart, age 84, of Jacksonville, N.C. and formerly of Marion passed away on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002, at Onslow Memorial Hospital.

Warren E. Hobbs, age 48, of Marion, died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2002.

Clyde Edward Howard, age 74, of 35 Norton St., Marion, died Monday, Oct. 14, 2002.

John Carroll Owensby, 69, of Hickory, died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2002, at Frye Regional Medical Center.

Ethel Pritchard Suttles, 63, of Church Street in Marion died unexpectedly Friday, Oct. 18, 2002, at The McDowell Hospital.

Mrs. Charline Brown Teague, age 100, of Marion, died on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002, at Grace Ridge Retirement Home in Morganton.

Emma Mae Toney, 97, of Morganton died Oct. 19, 2002, at Morganton Long Term Care Center.

Mrs. Geneva Edwards Williams, 82, of West Palm Beach, Fla. and formerly of Old Fort died Oct. 16, 2002, at St. Mary's Hospital in West Palm Beach.

Hazel Mae Cole Proctor, age 70, of Marion died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2002 in The McDowell Hospital.

David Harold McCulloch Sr. of Glenwood, N.C. and formerly of Waterbury, Conn. died Oct. 8, 2002 in Waterbury, Conn.

Boyd H. Lane, age 62, passed away Friday, Oct. 11 in East Texas Medical Center from natural causes.

Geneva Edwards Williams, 82, of West Palm Beach, Fla., formerly of Marion, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2002.

Damon Riley Harris, infant son of Joshua Harris and Shannon Pennell, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002 at Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C.

Creed N. Isaacs, age 82, of Talbott, Tenn., passed away Oct. 15, 2002 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare.

Frances Haney Creasman, age 67, of Nebo, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002 at Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C.

Mrs. Annie Jane "Granny" Medford, 90, of Old Fort died Oct. 12, 2002, at her residence.

Mrs. Charline Brown Teague, age 100, of Marion, died on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002 at Grace Ridge Retirement Home in Morganton where she was a resident.

Frances Thompson Lovik, 92, of Marion, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2002 at her residence.

Paul Edwin Jaynes, 44, of Shelby, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2002 at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

Floy Morgan Price passed away Friday, Oct. 11, at Western Carolina Baptist Home in Asheville.

Mrs. Juanita Elliott Warren, 77, of Marion died Friday, Oct. 11, 2002 at The McDowell Hospital. Born Aug.

Lois Evans Haynes, age 85, of Marion, died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002 at the McDowell Nursing Center.

Ernest Willie "Chuck" Sullivan, 51, of Morganton, died Oct. 9, 2002.

Mr. Vannie Harris, 87, of Marion, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2002 at Mountain Ridge Wellness Center.

Marjorie Burnette Setzer, 78, of Old Fort, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2002 at The McDowell Hospital.

William Frederick "Fred" Bailey, 78, of Marion, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2002 at The McDowell Hospital.

Mrs. Wayma Burleson Brown, age 87, of Marion died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002, at Oak Grove Health Care Center in Rutherfordton.

Stella Leona Sowers Owenby, 79, of Marion died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002, at The McDowell Hospital.

Mrs. Lollie Cooper Hampton, age 89, of Marion died Friday, Oct. 4, 2002, at McDowell Nursing Center.

Mrs. Amanda Walker Davis, age 74, of Marion, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2002, at Autumn Care of Marion.

William Hobert "Hobe" Freeman, 94, of Lake James Road in Marion and formerly of Spruce Pine, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2002.

Mrs. Marie Wright Ledford, age 83, of Nebo died Friday, Nov. 29, 2002, at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte.

Edith Ferguson Lesnick, age 63, of Destin, Fla. died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002 at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

Floyd D. Mode, 87, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002, at McDowell Nursing Center. He was born in Glenwood, where he was a lifetime resident.

Myrtle Moody Randolph, age 92, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2002, in Portsbridge Hospice in Conyers, Ga.

Mrs. Emily Carver Streetman, age 81, of Marion died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2002, at The McDowell Hospital.

Mary Belle Blackburn, age 93, of Marion, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002 in The McDowell Hospital.

Hobdrt Lee Burleson, age 78, of Spruce Pine, died Nov. 26, 2002.

Mary Ann White Mathis, 46, of Marion, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2002.

Cecil Bristol, 66, of Nebo, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2002.

Frank D. Conley, 95, of Marion, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2002 at The McDowell Hospital.

Margaret Anne Banks Gouge was born on January 30, 1941 in Spruce Pine, N.C.

George William Parks, 78, of Marion, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2002 at his residence.

Virginia S. Brown, 75, of 71 Snowdrift Lane, Mars Hill, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2002.

Mr. Glenn W. "Junior" Hollifield, 72, of Marion, died Monday, Nov. 18, 2002 at his residence.

Mr. James W. "Jack" Thompson, age 71, of Marion, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002 at his residence.

Robert Dale "Bob" Price, 75, of 5232 Bat Cave Road, Old Fort, died Monday, Nov. 11, 2002 at his residence.

Charles Randolph Phillips, age 79, of Nebo, has gone to be with the Lord, Monday, Nov. 11, 2002.

Rachel Duncan, 70, of Newland, died Monday, Nov. 11.

Robert Dale "Bob" Price, 75, of 5232 Bat Cave Road, Old Fort, died Monday, Nov. 11, 2002 at his residence.

Forest "Butch" Lee Creasman, 53, of Black Mountain, died Friday, Nov. 8.

Mr. John Franklin Dyson, 83, 314 North Oakwood Drive, Statesville, N.C., died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2002 at his home.

Mr. Jerry Ralph Elliott, 63, of Marion, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002 atthe VA Medical Center, Asheville.

Pauline Enloe Lovelace, 83, of Forest City, died Friday, Nov. 8, 2002. The visitation will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Dollie Mace Moore, 78, of Marion, died Friday, Nov. 8.

Faye Peters, age 73, of Marion died Nov. 9, 2002. A native of Marion, she was born March 16, 1929 to the late A.C. and Maggie Ferguson.

Neil Shawn Stacy, 36, of Nebo, died Thursday, Nov. 7, 2002 at The McDowell Hospital after a courageous battle with multiple sclerosis.

Mrs. Gwenda Edwards "Gwen" Sumlin, age 60, of Nebo, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2002 at Grace Hospital in Morganton.

Mr. Paul Willis, age 88, of Marion, died Thursday, Nov. 7, 2002 at his residence.

Staff Sgt. Robert Joseph "Chicago" Wills, age 65, of Marion, went to be with the Lord on Friday, the eighth of November 2002 at The McDowell Hospital.

Lt. Eric Scott Poarch, age 41, died Nov. 3, 2002 while serving his country at Pearl Harbor Naval Base in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Mrs. Bertha Hyatt Pinkerton, a loving mother, age 91, of Marion, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2002 at Autumn Care of Marion.

Paul Willis of Marion died Thursday, Nov. 7, 2002.

Mrs. Gwenda Edwards "Gwen" Sumlin, age 59, of Nebo, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2002 at Grace Hospital in Morganton.

Grace Finch Bradley, age 86, of Nebo, died Monday, Nov. 4, 2002 at her residence.

Lyle Feathers, age 63, of 288 Riverview Drive, Marion, N.C. passed away Monday, Nov. 4, 2002 at his residence following an extended illness.

Mrs. Dorothy Henery Kincaid, 70, of Marion, died Monday, Nov. 4, 2002 at her residence.

Elmira Barnhill Pope, 86, of Georgetown, S.C. died Monday, Nov. 4, 2002. Among the survivors are a daughter, Clara P. Casselman and her husband, Lee, of Nebo.

Mrs. Bertha Battle Westbrook, age 91, of 531 Laura Ellis Road, Winterville, N.C. died Monday, Nov. 4, 2002 at Pitt Memorial Hospital.

Jerry Rucker Ledbetter, age 51, died Friday, Nov. 1, 2002 at Prince William Hospital in Manassas, Va.

Robyn Crosby McMinn, 33, of 517 Derby Place, Zebulon, died Saturday.

Ruth Kincaid Suttle, 93, formerly of Marion, died Monday, Nov. 4, 2002 at her home in the Grace Ridge Retirement Community in Morganton following a long illness.

Miss Beth Ann "Elizabeth" Wyatt, age 34, of Marion, died on Monday, Nov. 4, 2002 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Asheville.

Mrs. Grace Elizabeth Erwin Byrd, age 89, died Friday, Nov. 1, 2002 at Autumn Care of Marion.

Mrs. Evia Biddix Denney, age 78, of Marion died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2002 at the Brian Center in Spruce Pine.

Tiffany Lynn Freeman, age 13, of Marion died Nov. 1, 2002, at her residence.

Pansy Hughes, age 97, of Pleasant Hill Estates, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002, at her residence.


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