Watauga Democrat
February 2, 2007






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Charles Bailey
Mr. Charles Bailey, 58, of the Blevins Creek community, Elk Park, N.C., died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007, at his residence.
A native of Avery County, he was a son of the late Carl Arvil and Virginia Lee Bailey.
Mr. Bailey was a shrubberyman and enjoyed bluegrass and gospel music. He loved fishing, hunting, playing the guitar, but his grandson brought him the most enjoyment in life.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Bailey; sons, Jim Bailey of Elk Park, Jerry Bailey and his fiancé, Bobbie, of Elk Park; grandson, Hunter Bailey; sisters, Lotus Benfield and her husband, Fred, of Newland; Wanda Jones and her husband, Clifford, of Boone; brothers, Robert Bailey and his wife, Gail, of Roan Mountain, Tenn.; Roy Bailey and his wife, Darlene, of Elk Park; Roger Bailey and his wife, Linda, of Elk Park; and Bobby Bailey and his wife, Betty, of Newland; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Services were conducted Monday evening at 7 p.m. from the Grandfather Chapel of the Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ronnie Reece and the Rev. Barry Sheppard officiating. Interment and graveside services were conducted Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. in the Lee Cemetery #2 on Blevins Creek.
Condolences may be sent at www.rsfh.net.
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland is serving the Bailey family.

John Michael Daugherty
John Michael Daugherty, 59, of John Erwin Rd., Banner Elk, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007 at his residence.
He was a native of Philippi, West Virginia and a son of William Harrison and Stella Anna Krois Daugherty.
Mr. Daugherty was a veteran of the 101st Airborne and served in Vietnam. He was owner and operator of Mountain Rainbows, Inc., in Banner Elk.
Surviving are his wife, Sandra Claire Daugherty; four sisters, Naomi Pearl Johnson, Delores Bell, Carole Daugherty, and Elizabeth Slater; four brothers, Ronald Daugherty, Martin Daugherty, David Daugherty and Jack Daugherty.
Memorial services were conducted at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007 at the Banner Elk Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Joseph Washburn officiating.
Condolences may be sent at www.rsfh.net
Memorials may be made to: Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517.
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland is serving the Daugherty family.


Dr. M.M. Forbes
Dr. Marcellus Monroe Forbes, 83, of Highland Farms Retirement Community, Black Mountain, N.C., passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007.
He was born Jan. 8, 1924 in Atlanta, Ga. to the late Marcellus M. and Lillian McKinnon Forbes.
Dr. Forbes practiced dentistry in Lenoir, N.C. for 37 years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lenoir. He was a graduate of Emory Dental School and past president of the 5th District Dental Society.
Dr. Forbes was a Rotarian with a 37 year perfect attendance. He was a past president of the Lenoir Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow. He served on the school board of Caldwell County. Dr. Forbes also served as assistant scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 254. He was a private pilot and an R.C. modeler.
Surviving are sons, Richard Forbes and wife, Genie, of Blowing Rock, Jerry Forbes and wife, Loretta, of Cleveland, S.C., Jim Forbes and wife, Kathy, of Shelby, and Mike Forbes and wife, Kathy, of Simpsonville, S.C.; grandchildren, Brett, Lauren, McKinnon, Baker, Erin, Jessica, Nicki, Lauren, and Brooke; and great-grandchildren, Tanner and Kenzi.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Janice; and sister, Frances Buck.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at the First United Methodist Church of Lenoir.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to CarePartners Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, N.C. 28813; or First United Methodist Church, 309 Church Street, SW, Lenoir, N.C. 28645.
Asheville Area Alternative Funeral & Cremation Services is assisting the family.

Vera Lee Chapman McNeely
Mrs. Vera Lee Chapman McNeely, 91, of Hickory, N.C., died Jan. 28, 2007, at Glenbridge Health & Rehabilitation.
She was born June 7, 1915, in Orange County, N.C., a daughter of the late Fred Green Chapman and Mae Link Chapman.
Mrs. McNeely was a member of Huntington Hills Church of God and a Sunday school teacher for over 50 years.
Survivors include her husband, Edwin E. McNeely of Blowing Rock; sons, Thomas Paul McNeely of Conover, Edwin D. McNeely and wife, Carolyn, of Boone, and Dr. Farrell McNeely of Gainesville, Fla.; daughter, Mary Frances Gomez of Maidera Beach, Fla.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by grandchildren, Scott McNeely, Danny McNeely and Edwin D. McNeely II; brothers, Fred Otis Chapman, Jack Burk and T.G. Underwood; and a sister, Winifred Bolick.
The Celebration of Life Service was held Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007, at 2 p.m. at Huntington Hills Church of God, with the Rev. Randall Miller and the Rev. Garland Grooms officiating. Burial followed in Catawba Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Huntington Hills Church of God, Building Fund, 2123 Fifth St., NE, Hickory, N.C. 28601.
Online condolences may be made at www.catawbamemorialpark.com.
Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations are providing professional services to the McNeely family.

Charles Henry Miller
Mr. Charles Henry Miller, 71, of 165 Robin Lane, Boone, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2007, at Watauga Medical Center.
He was born April 5, 1935, in Watauga County, a son of the late Don and Maggie Shelton Miller.
Mr. Miller retired from Broyhill Furniture in Lenoir and was a member of Proffit’s Grove Baptist Church.
Survivors include his former wife, Verlee Miller of Boone; four daughters, Jewell Norris and husband, Fred, of Boone, Janet Miller and husband, Johnny, of Todd, Wanda Main and husband, Larry, and Freida Hicks and husband, Leslie, all of Boone; two sons, Dennis Miller of Creston, and Billy Miller of Boone; one daughter-in-law, Judy Miller of Boone; four sisters, Grace Proffit, Eva Glee Winebarger, and Lola Miller, all of Todd, and Lucy Eggers and husband, Curtis, of Boone; two great-granddaughters, Paige Hagaman of Creston, and Madison Miller of Todd; a number of sisters-in-law; and brothers-in-law. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Boyd Miller; and two brothers, L.H. and Jeff Miller.
Services were conducted Thursday afternoon, Feb. 1, 2007, at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating was the Rev. Bruce Miller and the Rev. Delmar James. Burial followed in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
Hampton Funeral Service was in charge of the arrangements.

Daniel Lee Petrey
Daniel Lee Petrey, infant son of Dustin and Daphne Petrey, of Fleetwood, was called to be with his Heavenly Father on Jan. 28, 2007.
Daniel was born at Watauga Medical Center on January 26, 2007.
Survivors include his parents, Dustin and Daphne Petrey and one sister, Ruth Elizabeth Petrey, of Fleetwood; his grandparents, Winston and Karen Petrey of Boone and Phil and Scotti Stevens of Wilkesboro; great-grandparents, Ernest and Mary Lee Jones, Earl Petrey, and Bill and Debbie Hartley, all of Boone; and great-grandmother, Doris Stevens of Todd. He is also survived by a number of loving aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Ruth Petrey, Paul Stevens, Scott and Margaret Staton, and Clint Ward. He was also preceded in death by his great-great-grandparents, Gray and Hazel Hartley.
A memorial service was held at South Fork Baptist Church on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007. Services were conducted by Matthew D. McDill, pastor and close friend of the family.
Memorials may be made to Brenner Children’s Hospital, Development Office, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27157-1021. Please mark all checks “In Memory of Daniel Lee Petrey – Neonatal ICU.”
Austin and Barnes Funeral Home is serving the Petrey family.

JANUARY 31, 2007

Louise Potter Canter

Mrs. Louise Potter Canter, 57, of 4532 Meat Camp Road, Todd, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007, at Watauga Medical Center.
She was born Sept. 28, 1949 in Watauga County, a daughter of Alice Snyder Potter and the late Rom B. Potter.
She was a homemaker and former activities director at Glenbridge Health Care.
Mrs. Canter attended Faith Baptist Church in Boone.
Survivors include her husband, R.D. Canter; two daughters, Sandy Canter of Boone, and Amy Ulery and husband, David, of Vilas; one son, Robert Canter and wife, Christi, of Boone; one granddaughter, Sabrina Audet and husband, Chad, of Boone; her mother, Alice Snyder Potter of Todd; seven sisters, Grace Miller, Emma Nell Parsons, Zelma Miller and Mary Potter, all of Todd; Elithe Little and husband, Ed, of West Jefferson; Beatrice McMillian and husband, Jesse, and Rachel Potter, all of Crumpler; four brothers, Sam Potter of Lenoir, James Potter and wife, Shirley, and Butler Potter and wife, Shelia, all of Todd, and Paul Potter and wife, Sue, of Creston.
She is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, and one uncle.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by one brother, Luther Potter.
Services were conducted Wednesday morning, Jan. 31, 2007, at Faith Baptist Church. Officiating were Dr. Sonny Younce and the Rev. Freddy Stapleton. Burial followed in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
Hampton Funeral Service was in charge of the arrangements.

Fannie Adaline Bumgarner Moretz
Mrs. Fannie Adaline Bumgarner Moretz, 90, of Old North Road, Lenoir, passed away Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007 at Gateway Nursing Home.
She was born August 8, 1916 in Ashe County to the late Joe Bumgarner and Mary Jordon Bumgarner.
She was retired from Broyhill Furniture and a member of the First Baptist Church of Lenoir.
Survivors include five sons, Billy Moretz of Lenoir, Joe Moretz and his wife, Judy, of Mountain City, Tenn., Dale Moretz and his wife, Linda, of Morganton, Tom Moretz of Lenoir and Dan Moretz and wife, Tana, of Lenoir; two daughters, Shirley Barlowe and her husband, Roy, of Holden Beach, Wilma Rash and her husband, Tom, of Holden Beach. She is also survived by 20 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Moretz; a son, Johnny Howard Moretz; brothers, Bill and Bob Bumgarner; and sisters, Evelyn Hayes, Helen Hair and Essie Trivette.
The family will receive friends Thursday, Feb. 1st from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. at Pendry’s Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held in Pendry’s Chapel Thursday at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Claude Seagle officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.
Serving as pallbearers will be Matt Moretz, Mark Moretz, Tim Moretz, Jerry Greene, Jeff Greene and Raymond Moretz.
Online condolences may be sent to www.pendrysfuneralhome.com
Pendry’s Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Moretz family.

Raleigh Leroy Nelson
Mr. Raleigh Leroy Nelson, 65, of Beach Tree Drive, Hudson, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007, at Caldwell Memorial Hospital in Lenoir.
He was born July 15, 1941, in Watauga County, to the late Lawrence Nelson and Ruth Trivette Nelson.
Mr. Nelson was retired from Broyhill Furniture in Lenoir, where he worked in the sanding room. He loved to play the guitar.
Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Journey Littlejohn of Hudson; a niece, Mrs. Crystal Stafford of Hudson; an aunt, Ora Hampton of Boone; several nieces and nephews; and his best friend and caregiver, Mrs. Gail Eggers of Hudson.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Gwyn Revelle Nelson; and one sister, Frankie Diane Henderson.
Services were conducted Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. at Mackie-High Chapel with the Rev. Joe Angle, Mr. James Hicks and the Rev. Jerry Lingerfelt officiating. The family had a “Time of Reflection” from 6-6:30 p.m. in the Chapel at Mackie-High on Tuesday evening, Jan.30.
You may view the obituary online at www.mackiehighfuneralhome.com.
Mackie-High Funeral Home is serving the Nelson family.

JANUARY 29, 2007
Norene Livingston Alley
Mrs. Norene Livingston Alley, wife of the late Clem M. Alley, went to be with our Heavenly Father on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007 in Wilmington, N.C. at the home of her daughter. She had been battling a lung disease for the last four years.
Mrs. Alley was born March 3, 1926 in Beckley, West Virginia to the late Virgil and Beth Jarvis Livingston.
Her family moved to North Carolina when she was 6 years old. She is a 1944 graduate of Hudson High School. She married Clem Alley in 1946. Mrs. Alley worked for over 20 years with Western Union and later was an employee of Caldwell County Library where she ran the Hudson Town Library. She was a life-long member of First Baptist Church of Hudson.
She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer E. Alley of Wilmington, N.C.; two sons, Johnny Alley and his wife, Patsy, of Boone, N.C., and Randy Alley of Hudson, N.C.; two grandchildren, Elyse Alley Darling and husband, Todd, of Durham and John McLean Alley II of Wilmington, N.C. She is also survived by two sisters, Maxine Livingston Jett of Granite Falls and Betty Livingston Winkler of Woodstock, Ga.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters.
Services were held at First Baptist Church of Hudson on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 1:00 p.m. and graveside services followed at Sardis Cemetery. Dr. Wade Dellinger and the Rev. Mike Isaacs officiated.
Donations may be made to Caldwell County Hospice, a Hospice of your choice or the Christian Life Center in care of the Hudson First Baptist Church.
Serving as pallbearers were her nephews.
Pendry's Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Alley family.

Jewell Armstrong Babson
Mrs. Jewell Armstrong Babson, 79, of 170 Beulah Land Lane,Vilas, died Friday, Jan. 26, 2007, at her residence.
She was born June 20, 1927 in Nashville, Tenn., a daughter of the late Willie Clyde and Ethel Hutchison Armstrong.
Mrs. Babson was a retired secretary for Conwed Corporation, an acoustical tile manufacturer and distributor.
Survivors include one daughter, Lee Ann Babson Johnson and husband, Robert, of Vilas; one son, Ronald Babson and wife, Charlotte, of Houston, Texas; one granddaughter, Charlene Babson of Houston; five grandsons, Sean Babson and Aaron Babson, both of Houston, Lucus Isaac Johnson of San Francisco, Calif., Jonathan David Johnson of the Foscoe Community, and Robert Paul Johnson, III of Boone; two great-grandsons, Nathan Ruglass, and Treigh Lyons, both of Houston; one great-granddaughter, Lorien Savanna Oliver-Johnson of Vilas, and one sister, Johnnie Armstrong of Blue Mountain, Miss.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Merlow Babson; and one grandson, Joseph Abraham Johnson.
Services will be conducted Tuesday evening, Jan. 30, 2007, at 7:00 o'clock, at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. The body will lie in state, at the chapel, from 6:00 until 7:00 o'clock. Officiating will be the Rev. Darrell Bare. Burial will follow in Harpeth Hills Memory Garden in Nashville, Tenn.
The family will receive friends Tuesday evening, from 6:00 until 7:00 o'clock, at Hampton Funeral Home.
Hampton Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.

Effie ‘Jay’ Andrews Carter
Mrs. Effie “Jay” Andrews Carter, 79, of Chestnut Drive, Blowing Rock, died Friday evening, Jan. 26, 2007 at Blowing Rock Hospital.
She was born in Blowing Rock, Sept. 14, 1927, a daughter of the late Fred and Myrtle Hatton Andrews.
Mrs. Carter was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are two sons, Mike Carter and wife, Liz, and Doug Carter and wife, Melba, all of Boone; one granddaughter, Teresa Luttrell and husband, Tim, of Avery County; two grandsons, Joe Carter and David Carter and wife, Tiffany, all of Boone; one step-grandson, Thomas Church; three great-granddaughters, Amanda and Abby Luttrell and Jaelun Carter; one great-grandson, Cody Luttrell; one sister, Jean Greene of Swansboro; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Carter; three brothers, Dale, Ben, and Bill Andrews; and one sister, Mazie Lee Teague.
Services will be conducted Monday morning at 11 o’clock at the Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating will be the Rev. Nathan Ward and the Rev. Morris Hatten. Burial will follow in the Cool Springs Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday morning prior to the service from 10 until 11 o’clock.
Memorials may be made to the family in care of Doug Carter, PO Box 1763, Boone, N.C. 28607.
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Carter family.

Tammy Lynn Hartley Clark
Mrs. Tammy Lynn Hartley Clark, 35, of 68 Elbert Clark Road, Newland, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007, at her residence.
She was born June 2, 1971 in Avery County, a daughter of the late Grady Samuel and Jean Brewer Hartley.
Mrs. Clark attended Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Danny A. Clark; one son, Joseph Allen Clark of Banner Elk; one step-son, Dustin Lee Cutshaw of Roan Mountain, Tenn.; her maternal grandmother, Josephine Brewer of Newland; and two brothers, Jerry Hartley of Lynchburg, Va., and Gene Hartley of Lenoir. She is also survived by a number of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Sandy Hartley.
Services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 31, 2007, at 2:00 o'clock, at Emmanuel Baptist Church. The body will lie in state, at the church, from 1:00 until 2:00 o'clock. Officiating will be the Rev. Joe Ingham. Burial will follow in the Calloway Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Wednesday afternoon, from 1:00 until 2:00 o'clock, at the church, prior to the service.
Hampton Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.

Kenneth L. Cook
Mr. Kenneth L. Cook, 73, of 211 Milton Brown Heirs Road, Boone, died Thursday afternoon, Jan. 25, 2007, at Glenbridge Health Care.
He was born Jan. 1, 1934 in Carter County, Tenn., a son of the late Charlie Lee Cook and Bertha Coffey Day.
Mr. Cook was a retired truck driver for Mason-Dixon Motor Lines in Kingsport, Tenn.
Survivors include two daughters, Anita Donnelly and husband, Larry, of Zionville, and Donna Hampton and husband, Rick, of Wytheville, Va.; two sons, Tony Cook and wife, Pat, of Wilkesboro and Charles Cook and wife, Anita, of Boone; three granddaughters, Melody Roden and husband, Michael, of Boone, Heather Donnelly of Zionville, and Leah Hampton of Wytheville, Va.; six grandsons, Jason Cook of Deep Gap, Anthony Cook of Boone, Nathan Cook of Deep Gap, Ryan Hampton and Joshua Hampton, both of Wytheville, Va., and Justin Donnelly of Zionville; one great-grandson, Zachary Cook of Hudson; one sister, Mrs. Edna Greene of Hudson; three brothers, Obed Day of Winston-Salem, Haden Cook and wife, Pat, and Hugh Cook and wife, Cleo, all of Boone. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five sisters, Ola Critcher, Clara Miller, Flo Cook, Hazel Hampton, and Dorothy Day Koenig; and three brothers, George Cook, Worth Cook, and Howard Day.
Graveside services and burial were conducted Saturday morning, Jan. 27, 2007, at Mount Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery. Officiating was the Rev. Ricky Critcher.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 31 College Place, Asheville, N.C. 28801-2644, or to the Paralyzed Veterans of America, 7 Mill Brook Road, Wilton, New Hampshire 03086.
Hampton Funeral Service was in charge of the arrangements.

Romy W. Greene
Mr. Romy W. Greene, 91, of 9338 Blackberry Road, Lenoir, died Friday afternoon, Jan. 26, 2007, at Watauga Medical Center.
He was born May 13, 1915 in Watauga County, a son of the late Horace and Lutisha Ford Greene.
Mr. Greene retired from Broyhill Furniture in Lenoir, and was a member of Laurel Fork Baptist Church.
Survivors include four sons, Gaither Greene and wife, Judy, of Boone, Jim Greene and wife, Freda, of Lenoir, Dallas Greene and wife, Nellie, of Boone, and Ricky Greene and wife, Leta, of Lenoir; one sister Rhoda Ford of Boone. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, four step-grandchildren, eight step-great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Hartley Greene; one great-granddaughter, Hannah Greene; three sisters, Oda Ford, Ona Story, and an infant sister, and three brothers, Murray, Grady, and Roy Greene.
Services were conducted Monday afternoon, Jan. 29, 2007, at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating was Dr. Dan Featherstone and the Rev. Dean Coffey. Burial followed in Mount Lawn Memorial Park and Gardens.
Hampton Funeral Service was in charge of the arrangements.


Joseph Louis Jewell
Mr. Joseph Louis Jewell, 70, of Todd, N.C., returned to his Creator on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007, following long-term illnesses.
Mr. Jewell is best remembered by those who knew him as “Joe” of Waffle Express of Boone, Inc. for a number of years, and later as “Toad” of Toad’s Diner in Deep Gap. He is also remembered by many in his real estate career at Peppertree Blue Ridge Village before retirement.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Hampton Jewell, of the home; a daughter, Serena Welsh, and husband, Brian and children Madison Tara, John Patrick (Jack) and Cate Teagan of Raleigh; two stepsons, Donald H. Miller and wife, Alice Loftin, of Greenville, Tenn. and James Michael Miller and wife, Susan Holton Miller, and sons James Gerald and Nathan Clyde of Harmony, N.C.; two children by a previous marriage, Michael and Michelle Jewell of Michigan. Also surviving are one brother, Shirley Jewell, Jr. and wife, Dora, of Lyon, Ind., one sister, Ruth Cahill and husband, Johnny of Woodstock, Ga.; and a brother, Roger Jewell of Clarksville, Tenn., as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Shirley Jewell, Sr. and Rosa Greenweil Jewell.
Viewing will be Monday, Jan. 29, 2007, at 1:00 p.m. at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home, with the funeral following at 2:00 p.m. in the Austin & Barnes chapel. Burial will follow in the church cemetery of Trinity Baptist Church in Deep Gap, N.C., where Joe was a member for many years. Rev. Homer Murdock and the Rev. Herbert McCoy will conduct the funeral services.
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Jewell family.

Minnie Anderson Perry
Mrs. Minnie Anderson Perry, 94, of 10594 U.S. Highway 421, Zionville, died Thursday morning, Jan. 25, 2007, at Glenbridge Health Care.
She was born Dec. 26, 1912 in Chilhowie, Va., a daughter of the late James and Eliza Worley Anderson.
Mrs. Perry retired from the housekeeping department at Appalachian State University and was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.
Survivors include one son, William A. “Bill” Perry of Nashville, Tenn.; two granddaughters, Twyla Fryer and husband, Bruce, of Columbia, Ala., and Tawanna Spray and husband, Jeff, of Nashville, Tenn.; two great-granddaughters, Faryn Fryer of Columbia, Ala., and Jada Spray of Nashville, Tenn.; three great-grandsons, Logan Spray of Nashville, Tenn., and Billy Fryer and Bobby Fryer, both of Columbia, Ala.; two brothers, Edd Anderson and wife, Annabell, of Fort Atkinson, Wisc., and Joe Anderson and wife, Pauline, of Abingdon, Va.; four sisters-in-law, Kate Burkett of Zionville, Pauline Anderson, and Sadie Anderson, both of Abingdon, Va., and Clarice Anderson of Boone.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Clayton Perry; four brothers; two sisters; one niece; and one nephew.
Services were conducted Sunday afternoon, Jan. 28, 2007, at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating were the Rev. Thomas Whray and the Rev. Herbert McCoy.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, in care of Renee Beach, 351 Burl Lawrence Road, Vilas, N.C. 28692.
Hampton Funeral Service was in charge of the arrangements.

Stacey Wade Storie
Mr. Stacey Wade Storie, 79, of Baird’s Creek Road, Vilas, died Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 24, 2007 at Watauga Medical Center.
He was born Nov. 4, 1927 in Watauga County, a son of Roby and Elizah Hampton Storie.
Mr. Storie was a member of Mount Lebanon Baptist Church. He retired from the ASU Physical Plant and was a carpenter.
Survivors include his wife, Inez Berry Storie; and one brother, Stanley Storie and wife, Mina Jo, of Boone. A number of nieces and nephews also survive.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Stanford and Romey Storie; and four sisters, Bina Teague, Julie Reed, Verlee Teague and Mamie Belle Storie.
Services were conducted Saturday morning, Jan. 27, at 11 o’clock at the Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by the Rev. Wynn Greer, the Rev. Burl Greer and the Rev. Carl Wilson. The family received friends Saturday morning from 10 until 11 o’clock, one hour prior to services, at the chapel. Burial followed at Mount Lawn Memorial Park & Gardens.
The family suggests memorials to the Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina, Post Office Box 338, Thomasville, N.C. 27361 or to the Watauga County Unit of the American Cancer Society, Post Office Box 1903, Boone, N.C. 28607.
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Storie family.


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