November 17 , 2006
Mary Sue Guy Trivette
Mrs. Mary Sue Guy Trivette, 61, of Feuder’s Hill, Zionville, died Wednesday morning, Nov. 15, 2006 at Watauga Medical Center.
She was born in Avery County, a daughter of Celia Isenhour and Charlie Philmore Elijah Guy.
Mrs. Trivette was a housekeeper.
Surviving are one daughter, Lori Ann Harmon and husband, Roger, of Zionville; three sons, Eugene Charles Trivette of Deep Gap, Larry Gale Isaacs and Randall Allen Isaacs, both of Vilas; her mother, Celia Isenhour Guy of Boone; six sisters, Maggie Isaacs of Vilas, Lucy Cassidy and Ruby Moretz, both of Lenoir, Georgia Littlejohn of Morganton, and Anne Guy and Willa Jean Guy, both of Zionville; and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one brother, David Guy.
Services will be private.
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Trivette family.
November 15 , 2006
Billy Ray Harmon
Mr. Billy Ray Harmon, 67, of U.S. Highway 421 North, Zionville, died Monday evening, Nov. 13, 2006 at his residence.
He was born Dec. 28, 1938 in Watauga County, a son of Monroe and Virgie Stacy Harmon.
Mr. Harmon was a member of the Mabel Baptist Church and was a retired house painter.
He is survived by his wife, Lucille Osborne Harmon; one son, Michael Harmon and his wife, Kim, of Zionville; five grandchildren, Samantha, Della, Kimberly, Jacob and Matthew, all of Zionville; one brother, Smith Harmon and wife, Victoria, of Zionville; and one sister, Helen Harmon of Vilas.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Stacy and Norman Harmon.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday evening at 8 o’clock at the Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by the Rev. Carl Johnson. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6:30 until 8 o’clock, prior to services, at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home.
Flowers are appreciated or the family suggests memorials to the High Country Health Care System/Hospice, 400 Shadowline Drive, Suite 100-B, Boone, N.C. 28607.
Graveside services and burial will be conducted Thursday morning at 11 o’clock at the Reece Cemetery.
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Harmon family.
Jeffrey Keith Maples
Mr. Jeffrey Keith Maples, 45, of Heron Court SW, Shallotte, N.C., died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2006.
He was born on Dec. 24, 1960, in Boone, N.C.
Mr. Maples was a Golf Professional and Instructor for the Briarwood Golf Country Club in Shallotte, N.C.
Survivors include his father, Joseph E. Maples and wife, Judith, of North Wilkesboro, N.C.; his wife, Pamela Norris Maples; one son, Matthew Reece; one brother, Joseph E. Maples, Jr. and wife, Karen, of Smithfield, N.C.; one sister, Susan M. Brannen and husband, John, of Zionville, N.C.; and his cat, Bart.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Hathaway Maples; and his brother, Davy Lee Maples.
A Celebration of Life will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 5 p.m., Nov. 15, in the Briarwood Golf Course Clubhouse.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Brunswick Funeral Service & Crematory in Shallotte, N.C., are in charge of arrangements.
November 13 , 2006
Mr. Herman Henson, 84, of 1311 Silverstone Road, Zionville, N.C., died Nov. 1, 2006 at LifeCare Center of Banner Elk.
He was a retired veteran and proudly served his country during World War II, Korean and Vietnam Wars. After his retirement from the U.S. Air Force, he worked at the Veteran’s Memorial Hospital in Johnson City, Tenn., until he retired in 1986.
Survivors include his wife, Lois (Jeannie) Dellinger Henson; and one daughter, Tracey L. Henson of the home. He is also survived by two sister-in-laws, Edna Henson and Marie Henson of Vilas; one brother-in-law, Terry Dellinger of Johnson City, Tenn.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh and Callie Storie Henson; six brothers, George Henson, Dave Henson, Bryce Storie, Laney Henson, Smith Henson and Dana Henson; and three sisters, Parlee Younce, Ethel Norris and Dora Clark.
Mr. Henson was honored with a full military service and interment on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 11:00 a.m. at the Mountain Home National Cemetery in Johnson City, Tenn.
Nicky Ryan Snyder
Mr. Nicky Ryan Snyder, 30, of Trade, Tenn., passed away Nov. 9, 2006 at his residence.
He was born on Dec. 18, 1975 in Boone, N.C.
Mr. Snyder liked riding motorcycles and drag racing. He loved and was loved by his family and friends. He was a student at Virginia Highlands Community College and was a member of Trade United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his mother, Gail McDonald and husband, Mic, of Trade, Tenn.; his father, Tom Snyder and wife, Beverly, of Boone; sister, Lucinda Jones and husband, David, of Fleetwood, N.C.; beloved maternal grandmother, Muriel Wallace of Trade, Tenn., step-grandmother, Teresa Framstad; special aunt, Eva Jean Sexton and son Jesse; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his paternal step-mother, Irene Snyder; his maternal grandfather, Walter Wallace; paternal grandparents, Thomas and Mary Snyder; and an uncle, Bob Sexton.
A memorial service was conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006 at Trade United Methodist Church with the Rev. Derrick Wilson and the Rev. Larry Rye officiating
Memorial contributions may be sent to The Crumley House, Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center, 300 Urbana Rd., Limestone, TN 37681 or Trade United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 458 Modock Rd., Trade, TN 37691.
Condolences may be made online at www.mountaincityfuneralhome.com.
Mountain City Funeral Home is serving the Snyder family.
Mary Robin Louise Van Noppen Taylor
Mrs. Mary Robin Louise Van Noppen Taylor, 65, of Richardson, Texas, died Friday, Nov. 10, 2006 in Richardson, Texas.
She was born in Norristown, Pa., a daughter of the late John James Van Noppen, III and Ina Faye Woestemeyer.
Mrs. Taylor attended Appalachian High School, received her undergraduate degree from Kansas University and her M. L. S. from Texas Woman’s University. She was a former member of the First Presbyterian Church in Boone and a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Richardson, Texas. She has been an active Elder in the Presbyterian Church for over 30 years. She has served in many positions with the Presbyterian Church, including librarian, Sunday school teacher, secretary at the Presbytery, and was the leader of the Lay Pastor School for Grace Presbytery in Dallas, Texas. She was a charter member of the Daniel Boone Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and has been a member for over 40 years.
Surviving are her husband, Howard Lawrence Taylor; one son, John Lawrence Taylor and wife, Evelyn, of Venezuela; one daughter, Sandra Ann Elizabeth Taylor and husband, Douglas Cook, of Katy, Texas; five grandchildren; Zhandra Jolyn Taylor and Christopher Roman Taylor, both of Venezuela, and Chelsea Faye Taylor, Megan Anne Cook and Mary Elizabeth Cook, all of Katy, Texas; one sister, Anne Van Noppen Millsaps of Boone.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, John James Van Noppen IV.
A Celebration of Life service for Mrs. Mary Robin Louise Van Noppen Taylor will be conducted Thursday afternoon, Nov. 16, 2006 at 4 o’clock at the First Presbyterian Church in Richardson, Texas. Burial will follow at a later date in the Millsaps Cemetery in the Beaver Dam community.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 663 Howard Street, Boone, N.C. 28607 or a book may be donated to the Watauga County Library, 140 Queen Street, Boone, N.C. 28607.
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Taylor family.
Virginia Cordelia Powers Venable
Mrs. Virginia Cordelia Powers Venable, 68, of Lansing, died Friday morning, Nov. 10, 2006 at Ashe Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Ashe County on Friday, March 4, 2006 to the late Basil and Ruth Howell Powers.
Mrs. Venable retired from Southern Devices after working 40 years.
Survivors include a son, Jeff Venable and wife, Becky, of Lansing; four brothers, Joe Powers and wife, Pauline, Elmer Powers and wife, Mozella, Bill Powers and wife, Linda, and Alan Powers and wife, Pat, all of Lansing; six sisters, Annie Ham and husband, Dale, of Kannapolis, Doris Sturgill and husband, John, of Piney Creek, Mary Blevins, of Lansing, Mable Turner and husband, Joe, of Warrensville, Joann Segraves, of Sparta, and Carol Ellis, of Boone; and several nieces and nephews also survive.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Dean Venable.
Services were held Sunday, Nov. 12, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at Boone Family Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J.D. Walton, the Rev. Lloyd Day and Pastor Doug Frazier officiating. Burial followed in the Powers Cemetery in Lansing.
Condolences may be sent to the family at our website www.boonefuneralhome.com.
Boone Family Funeral Home of West Jefferson is in charge of these arrangement.
Norman Filmore Watson
Mr. Norman Filmore Watson, 81, of Old U.S. Highway 421 South, Deep Gap, died Friday evening, Nov. 10, 2006 at the Watauga Medical Center.
He was born Sept. 3, 1925 in Watauga County, a son of Gurney Abram and Nancy Ray Watson.
Mr. Watson was a member of Laurel Springs Baptist Church and served as chairman of the Laurel Springs Baptist Church Cemetery Committee. He retired as a maintenance supervisor from IRC and was a cattle farmer. He was instrumental in organizing and was a charter member of the Deep Gap Volunteer Fire Department where he served as Fire Chief and Assistant Fire Chief. He also served on the Watauga County Planning and Inspection Board, on the Board of Directors of the Watauga County Cattleman’s Association and on the Board of Directors of Southern States.
Mr. Watson was a member of the Ashler Masonic Lodge in Deep Gap and was a 32nd Degree Mason. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during World War II and was a member of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia Greene Watson of the home; one daughter, Caroleen Watson of the home; one foster-daughter, Taylor Watson; one sister, Dorothy Noble of Tallahassee, Fla.; and one brother, Nelson Watson and wife, Elizabeth, of Lenoir.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Eula Watson Duckworth.
Services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by the Rev. Brent Bolick, the Rev. Gordon Rawls, the Rev. Homer Greene and the Rev. Burl Greer. The body will lie in state at the chapel from 1 until 2 o’clock. Military Honors and Masonic graveside services will follow in the Laurel Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.
Flowers are appreciated or the family suggests memorials to the Laurel Springs Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, in care of Stewart Rhymer, 6595 Old U.S. Highway 421 South, Deep Gap, N.C. 286l8.
The family will receive friends Monday evening from 7 until 8:30 at the Austin & Barnes Funeral Home.
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Watson family.