April 26, 2006
Mildred McGuire Flynn
Mrs. Mildred McGuire Flynn, 77, died Wednesday, February 1, 2006 at Ashe Memorial Hospital in Jefferson, N.C.
She was born August 23, 1928 in Ashe County to Herbert Raymond and Ruth Wadford McGuire. She was married to the late William Flynn and spent most of her life in Winston-Salem, N.C. She recently returned to Hillview Family Care Home in Ashe County.
Survivors include two sisters, Estelle Smith (widow) of Greensboro, Mary Norman and husband, Richard, of Winston-Salem, N.C.; three brothers, H.R. McGuire, Jr. and wife, Destie, of Lenoir, N.C., Tommy McGuire and wife, Maxine, of Kansas City, Mo., Haskell McGuire and Anne of West Jefferson, N.C.; one daughter, Judy Hubble and husband, Bob; three grandchildren, Karen Sue Barber, Melissa Lynn Mecham, Brian Ray Hubble; four great-grandchildren, Emma Rain Mecham, Bailey Amanda Barber, Zachry Brett Barber and Braxton Andrew, all of Ogden, Utah.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2006 at 2 p.m. at Todd United Methodist Church with the Rev. A.B. Weaver officiating.
The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. on Saturday, one hour prior to the memorial service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Todd United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 36, Todd, N.C. 28684.
Boone Family Funeral Home of West Jefferson is in charge of these arrangements.
Ruby Andrews McGee
Mrs. Ruby Andrews McGee, 93, of Lenoir, passed away Sunday, April 23, 2006 at Caldwell Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.
She was born Sept. 16, 1912 in Wilkes County to the late N.C. Andrews and Ollie Earp Andrews.
Mrs. McGee was a homemaker and avid gardener. She was a member of Lower Creek Baptist Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Betty Teem Gill and husband, Ron, of Banner Elk, Theresa “Pat” McGee of Lenoir and Mrs. Jean M. Benfield and husband, Bill, of Lenoir; two sisters, Edna A. Weston and Gozelle Hamm, both of Boomer; five grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy M. McGee; and a brother, John Andrews.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, April 16th from 12:30 until 2:00 p.m. at Pendry’s Funeral Home and the funeral service will follow at 2:00 in Pendry’s Chapel with the Rev. Brian Ayers and the Rev. Bert Blackburn officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Park.
Serving as pallbearers will be Michael Teem, David Teem, Scott Benfield, Dr. Brian Benfield, Bill Benfield and Roger Reid.
Memorials may be made to Lower Creek Baptist Church, Scholarship Fund, 633 Lower Creek Drive, NE, Lenoir, N.C. 28645.
Online condolences may be sent to www.pendrysfuneralhome.com Pendry’s Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Alpha Farthing Perry
Mrs. Alpha Farthing Perry of Mebane, N.C., died April 22, 2006, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after months of declining health.
She was born Sept. 11, 1911, in Watauga County, N.C., to Edmund Jones Farthing and Lula Greene Farthing.
Mrs. Perry attended Watauga Academy in Butler, Tenn., and Appalachian State University. She married Wiley B. Perry on Easter Sunday, 1935 and was a devoted and loving wife to Wiley for 67 years until his death in 2003. Wiley and Alpha moved to Orange County in 1948 where they operated a large dairy farm for many years. She was a long-time member of Oak Grove Baptist Church where she served in many capacities and she was an active member of the Oak Grove community. She served for many years as registrar for the Board of Elections for Bingham Township in Orange County.
She was a dedicated wife and mother and loving and devoted grandmother who treasured her home, family and church. She had a strong faith which was an inspiration to her family and others. Her faith, her family and her friends were always her highest priorities.
Survivors include her children, Joe and Marie Perry and Boyce Perry of Mebane, Dale and Rebecca Perry of Statesville and Gerald and Kay Marin of Oviedo, Fla. She was a beloved grandmother to six grandchildren and 16 great- grandchildren. She is survived by sisters, Lennis Efstation and Jodie Dugger of Burnsville; and a brother, Edmund Farthing of Vilas.
Her brother Blaine Farthing and sister Kizzie Mae Martin preceded her in death.
Services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Mebane. The family requests that donations be made to the Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 5217 Oak Grove Church Road, Mebane, N.C., 27302.
McClure Funeral Service in Mebane, N.C., were in charge of the arrangements.
April 24, 2006
David Franklin Guy
Mr. David Franklin Guy, 58, of Tater Hill Road, Zionville, died Thursday morning, April 20, 2006 at the Blowing Rock Hospital.
He was born Oct. 12, 1947 in Avery County, a son of Celia Isenhour Guy and the late Charlie Elijah Guy.
Mr. Guy was a sawmill operator.
Survivors include one daughter, Beverly Ward and husband, Jeff, of Banner Elk; his mother, Celia Isenhour Guy of Boone; seven sisters, Lucy Cassidy, Ruby Flores and Georgia Littlejohn, all of Lenoir, Maggie Isaacs of Sugar Grove, Mary Sue Ragan, Annie Guy and Willa Guy, all of Zionville. A number of nieces and nephews also survive.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Russell and Estel Guy; and one sister, Nancy Hilton.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. James D. Hagaman officiating. Burial followed in the Reece Cemetery.
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Guy family.
Georgia Marie Davis Rowe
Mrs. Georgia Marie Davis Rowe, 79, of Connelly Springs Rd., Lenoir, passed away Thursday, April 20, 2006 at her residence.
She was born April 26, 1926 in Watauga County to the late Claude Davis and Emma Harmon Davis.
Mrs. Rowe was a homemaker.
Survivors include three sons, James Earl Rowe Jr., of Virginia, Charles Mayo Rowe of Michigan, Ralph Lee Rowe of California; two daughters, Virginia Ann Rowe of Morganton, Earlene Marie Rowe of Lenoir; one brother, Winfred Davis; nine grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Earl Rowe Sr.; and a brother, Ellis Davis.
Services were held on Sunday, April 23, 2006, at 3 p.m. in the Pendry’s Funeral Home Chapel.
Serving as pallbearers were Daniel Burgess, Kenneth Rowe, Jamie Rowe, Brian Carver, Charles Rowe, and James Rowe.
Memorials may be made to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood St., Lenoir, N.C. 28645.
Condolences may be placed online at www.pendrysfuneralhome.com
Pendry’s Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Cress Snyder, 64, of Mountain City, Tenn., passed away Thursday, April 20, 2006, at Watauga Medical Center.
He was born Sept. 4, 1941, in Creston, N.C., to the late Fred and Josephine Snyder.
Mr. Snyder attended Nelson Chapel Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Milan Snyder; two sisters-in-law, Wanda Overcash of Claremont, N.C. and Lois Dellinger of Hickory, N.C.; two brothers-in-law, John Milan of Havre-DeGrace, Md. and Jimmy Milan of Creston, N.C.; and numerous special friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Carl Snyder.
Services were conducted Saturday evening, April 22, at 8 p.m. at Mountain City Funeral Home with the Rev. Lonnie Denny officiating. The committal service and interment was conducted Sunday afternoon, April 23, at 2 p.m., at the Snyder Family Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers were all of his special friends.
Condolences may be made online at www.mountaincityfuneralhome.com.
Mountain City Funeral Home in Mountain City, Tenn., were in charge of the arrangements.