Lennis Farthing Efstation
Lennis Farthing Efstation, 91, died at her home in Henderson, Nevada on Friday, May 25, 2007.
She was born August 9, 1915 in Vilas, N.C.
Lennis graduated from Bethel High School and received an RN degree from Gallinger Hospital in Washington, D.C.
Survivors include her son, Jim Efstation; and daughter, Monica Geiger; seven grandchildren, Christopher Young, Angie, Nathan and Nicholas Efstation, Sean and Sarah Kilby, and Ashley Efstation; four great-grandchildren, Cooper and Rylie Stanley, Cody Clark and Alexis Young; a sister, Jodie Dugger; and a brother, Edmond Farthing.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Thomas Efstation; sisters, Kizzie Mae Martin and Alpha Perry; and a brother, Blaine Farthing.
Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, July 8, at the First Baptist Church in Burnsville, N.C. The Rev. Dick Muri will officiate. In accord with Lennis’s wishes, her remains will be interned next to her husband in Carlsbad, New Mexico.
Ottie Coot Greene
Mr. Ottie Coot Greene, 86, of Flat Springs Road, Elk Park, died Wednesday, June 6, 2007, at Watauga Medical Center.
He was Born Jan. 24, 1921, in Avery County, a son of the late Jacob Lee and Polly Lunceford Greene.
Mr. Greene was an Armvy veteran of World War II and a member of Flat Springs Baptist Church.
Survivors include a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends, Gary Guy and wife, Shirley, and son, Jordan Guy.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Jacob Lee and Polly Lunceford Greene; two sisters, Lucy Guy and Flossie Stoot; six brothers, Don, Geter, Clate, Ted, Robert and Jesse Greene.
Services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. at Flat Springs Baptist Church. The body will lie in state at the church from 1:30-2:30. Officiating will be Mr. Ralph Lentz. Burial will follow in Flat Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7-8:30 at Hampton Funeral Service.
Hampton Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
William Joseph Klaus
Mr. William Joseph Klaus, 77, of 4124 Reflections Parkway, Sarasota, Fla., died Dec. 3, 2006, in Sarasota, Fla.
He was born Dec. 9, 1928, in Spring Grove, Ill., to Norbert and Eleanor Klaus.
Mr. Klaus graduated from Grant High School in Fox Lake, Ill. He was a professional baseball player and painting contractor. He and Jean also owned and operated The Valle Peddler, a gift and antique shop in Valle Crucis, N.C. He was a member of Banner Elk Christian Fellowship, and a member of the Major League Baseball Alumni Association.
Survivors include two sisters, Mary Ann Daudelin and June Frost; a brother, Robert Klaus; two daughters, Donna Burkhart and Nancy Drake; two sons, Dale Klaus and Joe Klaus; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Norbert and Eleanor Klaus; and his wife, Jean E. Klaus.
A funeral service will be held Saturday morning, June 16, at 11 a.m. at Banner Elk Christian Fellowship with Minister Carl Clawson officiating. Burial will be at Banner Elk Christian Fellowship.
Memorials may be made to Banner Elk Christian Fellowship, 140 Woods Lane, Banner Elk, N.C. 28604.
Vernell Phillip Whitley
Mr. Vernell Phillip Whitley, 65, of the Davant Rehab & Extended Care Facility, died Tuesday morning, June 5, 2007 at Blowing Rock Hospital.
He was born Sept. 26, 1941 in Albemarle, N.C., a son of Semion and Esther McIntyre Whitley.
Mr. Whitley was a resident of Hodges Valley Group Home in Boone for 12 years. He was formerly of Alleghany County.
Survivors include one sister, Freida Lynn Whitley of Simpsonville, S.C.; and five aunts.
Memorial services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Day Room at Davant Rehab & Extended Care Facility in Blowing Rock, officiated by the Rev. Darrell Bare. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Oakboro, N.C., at a later date.
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Whitley family.
Elwood Shelton Wilder, Jr.
Mr. Elwood Shelton Wilder, Jr., 74, of 107 Woodland Rd., Roanoke Rapids, N.C., died Tuesday, June 5, 2007.
He was a native of Roanoke Rapids, and was the son of the late Elwood Shelton Wilder Sr. and Annie Bell Clark Wilder.
Mr. Wilder was retired from Champion International and was currently working at the State Employee’s Credit Union in Roanoke Rapids. He was an active member of Rosemary United Methodist Church and was also a member of the Methodist Men’s Club.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Sybil Cobb Wilder; his daughter, Donna Suzette Wilder of Durham; his son, Elwood Shelton Wilder III and his wife, Delores Hawkins Wilder, of Deep Gap, N.C.; two grandchildren, Emily Hope Wilder of Winston-Salem and Ian Marc Quattlebaum of Chapel Hill; two sisters, Nancy Williams and her husband, Randolph, of Halifax; Ella Faye Gibbs and her husband, Charles, of Raleigh; two brothers, Leroy Wilder and his wife, Laura, of Roanoke Rapids; Joe Wilder and his wife, Elaine, of Raleigh; 17 nieces and nephews; and a dear friend, Lisa Adkins.
Services were held Thursday, June 7, 2007, at 11 a.m. at Rosemary United Methodist Church in Roanoke Rapids with the Rev. Thomas W. Sweeley officiating. Interment followed in Cedarwood Cemetery.
Askew Funeral and Cremation Services in Roanoke Rapids, were in charge of the arrangements.
Dorman L. Winkler
Mr. Dorman L. Winkler, 83, of 2649 North Pine Run Road, Boone, died Wednesday morning, June 6, 2007, at his residence.
He was born June 23, 1923, in Watauga County, a son of the late Roby and Blanche Parlier Winkler.
Mr. Winkler was a retired farmer and a member of Bethelview United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Adelene Jones Winkler; one daughter, Libby Ragan and husband, Neal; one son, Jeff D. Winkler and wife, Holly; and one grandson, Jason Winkler, all of Boone; and two step-granddaughters.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Roby and Blanche Parlier Winkler; and two brothers, Woodrow and Gardner Winkler.
Services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Bethelview United Methodist Church. The body will lie in state at the church from 1-2 p.m. Officiating will be the Rev. Allen Marsh and the Rev. Larry Lyons. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7-9 p.m. at Hampton Funeral Service.
Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to the Bethelview United Methodist Church Sunday School Fund, in care of Libby Ragan, 2940 North Pine Run Road, Boone, N.C. 28607.
Hampton Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
June 6, 2007
Gladys May Greenway
Mrs. Gladys May Greenway, 94, of Hampstead, died Friday, June 1, 2007, at Woodbury Wellness Center, Hampstead, N.C.
She was born Jan. 10, 1913 in Butte, Montana, a daughter of the late Guy Cook and Ada Beard Cook.
Mrs. Greenway was a member of Cove Creek Baptist Church in Sugar Grove, N.C.
She is survived by four children, Buck Greenway of Hawaii, Janet Herbert and husband, Curtis, of Spring, Texas, Diane Mitchell of Hampstead, N.C., and Alene Donaldson of Dallas, Texas; six grandchildren, Jennifer Simmons of Key West, Fla., Obie Greenway, Jr. of Homestead, Fla., Eddie Donaldson and Timothy Donaldson, both of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Susan Johnston of Winterville, N.C., and Scott Mitchell of Wilmington, N.C.; two sisters, Winifred McDade of Miami, Fla., and Marie Lott of Alabama; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Her husband, Henry “Buck” Watson; a son, Obie Greenway; and a grandson, Richard Greenway, preceded her in death.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 6, 2007, at Vans Orsdel Coral Gables Funeral Chapel in Coral Gables, Fla. Interment will follow in Flagler Memorial Park in Miami, Fla.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.andrewsmortuary.com
Andrews Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
June 4, 2007
Payden Michael Brown
Payden Michael Brown, infant son of Gary and Sue Earp Brown of Dutch Creek Extension, Banner Elk, the Valle Crucis community, died Tuesday evening, May 29, 2007 at the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.
Payden was born May 28, 2007 in Watauga County.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, Richard Brown of the home; his maternal grandparents, Cecil and Marie Earp of Valle Crucis; his paternal grandparents, Beulah May Brown of Zionville and David Brown of Deep Gap; maternal great-grandmother, Anna Belle Main of Bethel; maternal great-grandfather, Tony Triplett of Boone; maternal great-grandparents, Ernest and Audie Earp of Valle Crucis; and maternal great-great-grandmother, Bunnie Richards of Boone. A number of aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
He was preceded in death by his uncle, Richard Brown; and his great-great-grandfather, Russell Richards.
Graveside services and burial were conducted Saturday morning, June 2, 2007, at 11:30, at the Jont Brown Cemetery, officiated by the Rev. Dan Church and the Rev. Derick Wilson
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Brown family.
John William Coffey
Mr. John William Coffey, 85, of 1462 Sampson Road, Boone, died Thursday morning, May 31, 2007, at his home.
He was born in Caldwell County, a son of the late William Calvin and Bessie Townsend Coffey.
Mr. Coffey was a retired farmer and a member of Boone Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Helen T. Coffey; three daughters, Ruby Winebarger and husband, John, of Lenoir; Bonnie May Teague and husband, Mike, and Verlene Huffman and husband, Ricky, all of Boone; five sons, Jesse J. Coffey and wife, Opal, of Lenoir; Lonnie Coffey and wife, Linda, of Dayton, Ohio; Howard Coffey and wife, Brenda, Harley Coffey and wife, Laura, Daniel Coffey and wife, Edith, all of Boone; one sister, Cora Lee Greer of Lenoir; two brothers, Albert Coffey and wife, Mary, and Jack Coffey, all of Boone. He is also survived by 26 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two infant daughters; one granddaughter, Diana Coffey; his father and mother, William Calvin and Bessie Townsend Coffey; four sisters, Nancy Coffey, Lula Church, Ruth Coffey, and Emma Coffey; and two brothers, Tom Coffey and Joe Coffey.
Services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Boone Baptist Church. Officiating was the Rev. Kenny Newberry and the Rev. Elliott Hayes. Burial followed in the Townsend Cemetery in Banner Elk.
Memorials may be made to the Coffey Family, 1462 Sampson Road, Boone, N.C. 28607.
Hampton Funeral Service was in charge of the arrangements.
Retta Young Grove
Mrs. Retta Young Grove, 92, of Blowing Rock and formerly of Hickory, N.C., died Wednesday evening, May 30, 2007, at Watauga Medical Center.
She was born in Mitchell County, July 3, 1914, a daughter of the late David McDaniel and Mary Ann Connelly Young.
Mrs. Grove was a homemaker.
Survivors include one son, George W. Grove, Jr. of Henderson, Nev.; one daughter, Joan Chater of Vilas; three grandsons, Elisha Ford “Rusty” King, VI of Pasadena, Calif., Christopher Barrett King of Vilas, and Matthew Travis Grove of Las Vegas, Nev.; three great-grandsons, Elisha David King, Ezekiel Wayne King and Christopher Caleb King; and two sisters.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Grove, Sr.
Memorial services will be conducted Monday at 12:00 Noon at Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church, officiated by the Rev. Darrell Bare. A reception will follow services at the church.
The family respectfully requests no flowers and suggests memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the