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Grace R. Clontz
Mrs. Grace R. Clontz, 92, of Baptist Retirement Home in Asheville, died Thursday, July 10, 2008, at her residence.
She was born June 20, 2008 in Watauga County, a daughter of the late Elijah and Lola Reid.
Mrs. Clontz was a retired credit manager for the Hojoca Corporation in Asheville.
Survivors include one neice, Anne Strader of Hannibal, Missouri; and one nephew, John Lett of Prunedale, Calif.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Clontz.
A memorial service will be conducted Saturday morning, Oct. 25, 2008, at 10:00 o'clock, at First Baptist Church in Asheville. Officiating will be the Rev. Guy Sayles. A memorial graveside service will be conducted Saturday afternoon, at 3:00 o'clock, at Piney Grove Cemetery in Boone.
Online condolences may be sent to the Clontz at www.hamptonfuneralservice.com.
Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

Mayrelee Fallquist Newman
Dr. Mayrelee Fallquist Newman, 82, of Boone, N.C. passed away Wednesday morning, Oct. 22, 2008, at Watauga Medical Center.
She was born in Spokane, Wash., on June 29, 1926 to Francis and Zoradell Fallquist.
Dr. Newman earned her bachelor of arts with distinction in English from Washington State University in 1949 and a master's in library science in 1959. In 1969, she attended the Institute of Executive Development at the University of Washington and in 1975 received her doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Newman was an Education Policy fellow at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., in 1979-80 and a Fulbright scholar/lecturer at Mansoura University, Egypt in 1983.
She began her career as assistant children's librarian at the King County Public Library in Seattle, Wash. in 1957. She accepted the position of juvenile, young adult, and extension librarian with the Washoe County Library in Reno, Nev. in 1958. From 1960 to 1965, she served as summer faculty and visiting professor at the University of Nevada in Reno, a position that overlapped her duties as staff and base librarian for the U.S. Air Force (SAC), Larson AFB in Moses Lake, Wash. and Malmstrom AFB in Springfield, Mass. She was director of learning resources at El Centro College and planner for learning resources in the Dallas County Junior College district in Dallas, Texas from 1966-69.
Dr. Newman joined the faculty of Appalachian State University as an associate professor in educational media and director of the Institute on the Learning Resource Center of the Two-Year College in 1969. She spent the summer of 1973 as a visiting lecturer at Washington State University, and in 1972-74 she acted as principal investigator and project director for Maximizing Learning Opportunities in three counties of western North Carolina. In 1979, she took a one-year leave of absence from Appalachian to serve as program officer of the Fund for Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) for the United States Department of Education in Washington, D.C. She retired as a professor emerita of leadership and higher education in December 1989 and remained a resident of Boone, N.C.
Dr. Newman's areas of special interest included adult education, Scandinavian folk schools, continued improvement of teaching and learning, international education, occupational training, and literacy. Her special scholarly efforts included two visits to Scandinavia to research folk schools (1977 and 1986), seven weeks in Egypt studying adult technical schools and literacy training (1979), and two semesters as director of the Appalachian House in Washington, D.C.
She is survived by three children; Alice Newman of Los Alamos, N.M., Kristine Bennett and husband, Brian, of Los Alamos, N.M., Robert Newman and wife, Deborah, of Charlottesville, Va.; and a grandson, Charles Newman, of Blacksburg, Va.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Willis Newman, in 1962.
A service to celebrate the life of Dr. Newman will be held on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Boone, N.C.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5216.
Online condolences may be made to the Newman family at austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.
Austin and Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Newman family.

Carolyn Mastin South
Carolyn Mastin South, 60, of Spruce Pine, passed away on Friday, Oct. 17, 2008 at her residence.
She was born Nov. 9, 1947 in Banner Elk. She was the daughter of the late Carson and Camoline Ward Mastin.
She is survived by her three children, Connie South of Boone, Phillip South of Pineola, and Steve South of South Carolina; three grandchildren, Justin, Corey and Nikki South, all of Boone; two brothers, Howard Mastin and wife, Madeline, of Elk Park, Charles Mastin and wife, Judy, of Matney; four sisters, Mary Townsend of Goldston, N.C., Ruth Townsend and husband, Arnel, of Banner Elk, Juanita Carpenter and husband, Leroy, of Plumtree, Jean Banner and husband, Jimmy, of Morganton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Ray Mastin; and a sister, Clara Smith.
Services were conducted at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19 in the Grandfather Chapel of Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home. Interment was held on Monday, Oct. 20 at 11:00 a.m. at the Ward Cemetery.
Condolences and memories may be shared and viewed with the family at www.rsfh.net.


October 22, 2008
Debbie Eggers
Debbie Eggers, 52, of Banner Elk passed away on Monday, Oct. 13, 2008, while at Watauga Medical Center in Boone.
A native of Avery County, she was born a daughter of Paul Mack and Mabel Easter Townsend Ramsey of Banner Elk.
Debbie was a member of Banner Elk Seventh Day Adventist Church where she served as Assistant Superintendent and teacher.
She was a homemaker who enjoyed being with her family, listening to gospel music and loved animals.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Denver Lee Eggers, Jr. of the home; daughter, Angel Rose Eggers, also of the home; her two sisters, Shirley Arnett and husband, Jerry, of Banner Elk, Judy Ramsey of Banner Elk; brothers, Mack Ramsey, Jr. and wife, Betty, of Spruce Pine, Randy Ramsey and wife, Lenise, of Spruce Pine, and Mark Ramsey and wife, Missie, of Banner Elk; her father and mother-in-law, Denver and Norma Faye Eggers.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Billy Joe Ramsey.
The Eggers family will receive friends from 12:00-1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland. At 1:30 p.m. friends and family will leave the funeral home to go in procession to the Matney Cemetery for interment services.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are asked to be made to the Seby B. Jones Cancer Center at PO Box 2600 Boone, N.C. 28607.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at www.rsfh.net.
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland is serving the Eggers family.

Lessie Mae Watson Greene
Mrs. Lessie Mae Watson Greene, 68, of Lenoir, passed away Monday, Oct. 20, 2008 at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care.
She was born in Watauga County to the late Thomas Isaac Watson and Loretta Watson.
Mrs. Greene was a retired CNA with Lenoir Health Care and was of Baptist faith.
Survivors include her husband, Bobby S. Greene of Lenoir; a son, Bobby Greene, Jr. and his wife, Samantha, of Granite Falls; a grandchild, Horatio Greene; three sisters, Vernie Miller, Avis Church and Lula Belle Price, all of Lenoir; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Debby Sue Greene; three brothers, O’Dell, Clemmon and Andrew Watson; and two sisters, Della Miller and Ola Triplette.
The funeral service will be held Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at Pendry’s Chapel with the Rev. R. J. Lovins and the Rev. Ronnie Watson officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow the service at Blue Ridge Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to the Greene family at 220 Sunset Street, Lenoir, N.C. 28645 or to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood Street, Lenoir, N.C. 28645.
Online condolences may be made at www.mem.com.
Pendry’s Funeral Home is assisting the Greene family with arrangements.


Lt. Col. (Ret.) Thomas Andrew Olson
Lt. Col. (Ret.) Thomas Andrew Olson, 80, of Knollwood Drive, Boone, died Friday morning, Oct. 17, 2008, at Glenbridge Health Care & Rehabilitation.
He was born May 25, 1928, in Joliet, Ill., a son of the late Thomas H. and Helen Rutan Olson.
Tom was retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel from the USAF, having served 22 years. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam, and was awarded the Bronze Star.
Lt. Colonel Olson was of the Presbyterian faith, and attended Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. After retiring from the Air Force, Tom worked as a Veterans Affairs Coordinator at Cape Fear Technical Institute. He was also a member of the American Legion in Hampstead, N.C., the VFW and a lifetime member of the DAV.
Surviving are his wife, Lois Olson; one daughter, Becky Gaffin of Issaquah, Wash.; one son, Scott Olson of Gastonia; four grandsons, Matthew and Keith Gaffin and Liam and Abram Olson; and one sister, Joan Thompson of Louisville, Ky.
Memorial services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Cross Pointe Community Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Bob Wolf.
The family respectfully requests no flowers, and suggests memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Friends may call at the Olson residence at any time.
Online condolences may be made to the Olson family at austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.


October 20, 2008

Jakie Russell Byrd
Mr. Jakie Russell Byrd, 79, of Country Canyon Drive, Rockingham, formerly of Wilkes, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008, at his home.
He was born July 29, 1929 in Wilkes County to George McKinley and Ona Elizabeth Wiles Byrd.
Mr. Byrd was a member of Temple Baptist Church. He was an insurance investigator and a minister for 30 years in Wilkes, Boone and Tennessee. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served in the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife, Argyle Rhodes; two sons, Johnny Russell Byrd and wife, Miriam, and William Joseph (Joey) Byrd and wife, Linda, all of Rockingham; one sister, Joetta Perryman and husband, Bill Perryman, of North Wilkesboro; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Joseph Vernon Byrd and William Marvin Byrd.
Services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008, at Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Keith Miller and the Rev. Ricky Johnson officiating. Burial with military rites by VFW Post 142 were in Mountlawn Memorial Park.
Notes of sympathy may be e-mailed to the Byrd family at www.adamsfunerals.com.
Adams Funeral Home of Wilkes is serving the Byrd Family.

Natale Joseph Donato
Mr. Natale Joseph Donato, 81, of Midvalley Road, Blowing Rock, died Wednesday, Oct.15, 2008, at Watauga Medical Center.
He was born June 8, 1927, in Queens, N.Y., a son of the late Anthony and Ursala Sercia Donato.
Mr. Donato was a retired mechanical engineer for the IBM Corporation and a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. With a fond love of aviation, Mr. Donato built numerous model aircraft, with intricate details, making each part himself. Two of his model aircraft are on display at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C.
Survivors include his wife, Winnie McAnaw Donato; one daughter, Patricia Harrington and husband, Gregory, of Schenectady, N.Y.; four sons, Robert E. Donato of West Jefferson, Eugene F. Donato and wife, Sandra, of Tampa, Fla., and Matthew J. Donato of Pineville, N.C.; one sister, Rosemary Aller of East Meadow, N.Y.; four grandsons, Nicholas Donato of Tampa, Tristan Harrington of Los Angeles, Calif., and Joshua Harrington of Schenectady, N.Y.; and one granddaughter, Lorena Donato of Tampa.
Graveside services and burial were conducted Monday morning, Oct. 20, 2008, at 10:00 o'clock, at Woodlawn Cemetery. Officiating will be Father Joe Mulligan.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 259 Pilgrims Way, Boone, N.C. 28607.
Online condolences may be sent to the Donato family at www.hamptonfuneralservice.com.
Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.


Martha Pearl Frazier
Miss Martha Pearl Frazier, 76, of Boone, died Sunday morning, Oct. 19, 2008 at Mountain Care Facility.
She was born Sept. 23, 1932 in Linville, a daughter of the late Worth Wray and Mabel Lyons Frazier, and was raised in Catawba, N.C.
Miss Frazier was a graduate of Lees-McRae College, Lenoir Rhyne College, and held a Master’s degree from Appalachian State University. She taught in the Mecklenburg County School System. She was a member of Oak Grave Baptist Church; a Sunday school teacher, church organist and pianist for a number of years. She was known as a kind, generous, compassionate and devoted hard worker in her church and teaching profession.
Surviving are one sister, Shirley Fox and husband, Ben, of Boone; one brother, Wray Frazier and wife, Glenda, of Newton; two nephews, Julie Frazier of Newton and Anne F. Donadio and husband, Joe, of Boone; one nephew, Ben Fox, Jr. and wife, Annette, of Boone; and four great-nieces, Katelin and Nicole Fox and Hallie and Cady Donadio, all of Boone.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Larry Frazier.
Services were conducted Monday morning at 11 o’clock at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating was the Rev. David Austin. Burial followed at Catawba Memorial Park in Hickory.
Memorials may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Research Foundation, in care of Dr. Peter Haibach, Post Office Box 2780, Boone, N.C. 28607.
The family would like to thank Sharon Gragg and the staff at Mountain Care Facility, where Miss Frazier made her home for the past 10 years. The staff’s kindness, compassion, and good care was most appreciated by Martha and her family. Also special thanks to Dr. Peter Haibach and staff, and to Debra Rich, a dedicated friend who helped with her care which required much time, love and patience.
Online condolences may be made to the Frazier family at austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com. Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Frazier family.

Robert M. Harrell
Mr. Robert “Bob” M. Harrell, a dedicated public servant, passed away on Friday, Oct. 17, 2008, at the age of 84.
He was born in Mullins, S.C., on March 23, 1924.
Mr. Harrell grew up in Stuart, Fla., and graduated from Stuart High School in 1942. Upon graduation from high school, Bob joined the U.S. Navy. Chosen for the V-12 Program at University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla., he later transferred to Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he earned his marketing degree following discharge from the U.S. Navy. He spent much of his early life in Chicago, Ill. and St. Paul, Minn. His entire business career was with Montgomery Ward in retail sales, management and merchandising from 1948 until 1982. During this time, he also served extensively with many civic organizations in his community.
He relocated to Orlando in the early 1970s as the southeastern vice president of Montgomery Ward and quickly became involved in the Central Florida community. He served as president of the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce, chaired the committee that formed the Economic Development Commission of Mid-Florida and participated in numerous other organizations. In 1978, Bob was called back to Chicago to become an executive vice president with Montgomery Ward.
Upon retiring from Montgomery Ward in 1982, Bob returned to Orlando. He joined the board of directors at Orlando Regional Medical Center, subsequently serving as chairman. With a long history of community leadership, he was soon asked to help establish a board of directors for the recently founded Orlando Health Foundation. He served as the first chairman and helped lead the initial $10 million campaign to build Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children & Women. Bob later helped engineer the successful merger of what is now M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Orlando. When the National Advisory Council was created to raise national awareness and support for Arnold Palmer Medical Center, Bob agreed to serve as the first chairman of this as well.
In 1995, Bob received the highest honor bestowed by the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission. The James B. Greene Economic Development Award recognizes an individual who has contributed significantly to our region’s economic growth. That same year, Bob was honored with the prestigious "Trustee of the Year" award by Modern Healthcare magazine. In 1997, Bob received the first Spirit of Philanthropy Award from the Orlando Health Foundation.
Bob and his wife, Beachy, have been generous philanthropic supporters, dedicated volunteers and close friends of Orlando Health. John Bozard, president of the Orlando Health Foundation, shares, “Both Bob and Beachy have given tremendously of their time, energy and financial resources. Bob’s dedicated leadership in many key roles over the years has helped guide the growth and development of Orlando Health’s medical excellence. His legacy will live on in caring for our community today and for generations to come.”
In his letter nominating Bob for the “Trustee of the Year” award, Florida Hospital Association president and chief executive officer Charles F. Pierce, Jr. characterized Bob’s accomplishments over 34 years, citing a quote by James F. Lincoln: “A good leader inspires other men with confidence in him; a great leader inspires them with confidence in themselves.” Pierce added, “… his example profiles the opportunity one man has taken to enhance the health and well-being of his community and offers a vision for others to follow.”
Community service included: Orlando, Florida: Orlando Health Foundation, Chairman; Orlando Regional Medical Center, Board; Volunteer Trustee of Not for Profit Hospitals, Board; Industrial Development Commission of Mid-Florida, Board; Barnett Bank of Central FL, Board; YMCA – Dr. Phillips, Board; Orlando Business Journal, Chairman, Board of Advisors; Bay Hill Classic, Vice Chairman, Revenue Division; Greater Orlando Crime Prevention Association, Chairman 1983; Florida Council of 100, Economic Development; Florida Retail Federation, Past Chairman; Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce – 1977 President; Florida Retail Federation, Past Chairman; Interlachen Country Club – Board.
In Boone, N.C., community service included: Appalachian Regional Medical Center Foundation Board, Director; Hound Ears Watauga Medical Center Annual Charity Event, Founding Chairman.
In Chicago, community service included: YMCA – Board of Managers; Chicago Boy Scouts – Executive Board; National Retail Merchants Association – Board.
In Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota community service included: United Way – Board; Acquatennial – Board; Sales & Marketing Executives – Board; Lutheran Church Association of Twin Cities – Board; Winter Carnival of St. Paul; Minute Men Organization – Professional Sports.
He belonged to the following clubs: Interlachen Country Club, Winter Park, Fla., a Founding Member; and Hound Ears Club, Blowing Rock, N.C., since 1990.
Survivors include his wife, Emily Beacham (Beachy) Harrell; brother, James Harrell and wife, Jean, of Stuart, Fla.; sister, Joyce Harrell Beer, of New Hope, Pa.; daughter, Susan Harrell Cardaci and husband, Sal, of Windemere, Fla., and grandsons, David and Drew; son, Robert Harrell Jr. and wife, Lee, of Sugar Land, Tex., and grandchildren Will, Melissa, Stephanie, and Allison; son, Peter Harrell and wife, Tammy, of Rockford, MI and grandchildren, Mikaela, Samantha, and Ryan; step-daughter, Emily Perkins and husband, Larry Wydetik, of Tampa, Fla., and grandchildren Taylor, Grace, and Mitchell; stepdaughter, Margaret Perkins Alhart and husband, Peter, of Bend, Ore., and grandchildren Kaitlin and Kyle; and stepson, Will Perkins of Winter Park, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Wilma Grace Harrell, who passed in 1988; parents, Marguerite Furse and Robert Ernest Harrell; and sister, Marguerite Harrell Menzel.
The family will receive visitors on Monday from 6 - 8 p.m. in the Parlor of First United Methodist Church of Orlando, 142 E. Jackson Street.
A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 11:00 a.m., also at First United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Bob’s memory to Appalachian Regional Medical Center Foundation, P. O. Box 2600, Boone, N.C. 28607.
Arrangements by Baldwin Fairchild in Orlando, Fla.

Wanda Wilson LaFrage
Ms. Wanda Wilson LaFrage, 64, of 489 Queen Street, Boone, died Thursday evening, Oct.16, 2008, at Watauga Medical Center.
She was born Sept. 2, 1944 in Watauga County, a daughter of Juanita Warren Wilson and the late Lewis Wilson.
Ms. LaFrage was a financial specialist at Watauga Medical Center and a member of Brushy Fork Baptist Church.
In addition to her mother, Ms. LaFrage is survived by her former husband, Lynn LaFrage of Charlotte; five uncles, Shelton Wilson of Vilas, Bill Warren of Boone, Edd Warren of Granite Falls, Jack Warren of Hudson, and Steve Warren of Hudson, and four aunts, Gail Wilson Tugman of Boone, Evelyn Wilson Coffey of Vilas, Elsie Warren Winebarger of Zionville, and Karen Warren Mask of Hudson. She is also survived by a number of cousins.
Services were conducted Sunday afternoon, Oct. 19, 2008, at 2:30, at Brushy Fork Baptist Church. Officiating were the Rev. Andy McFarland, the Rev. Bill Warren, the Rev. Ed Warren, and Mr. Shelton Wilson.
Entombment followed in Mount Lawn Memorial Park and Gardens Mausoleum.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, in care of Glenda Hodges, 810 Parkcrest Drive, Boone, N.C. 28607.
Online condolences may be sent to the LaFrage family at www.hamptonfuneralservice.com.
Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

Billy Gene Shinault
Mr. Billy Gene Shinault, 52, of Hillcrest Drive, Advance, N.C., died on Thursday, Oct. 16, at Forsyth Medical Center.
He was born in Davie County on Sept. 1, 1956, the son of Jean Hutchens Bell of Florence, S.C.
Mr. Shinault was a roofing contractor and was of the Baptist faith. On Oct. 3, 1986, he married Mildred Thompson Shinault, who survives.
In addition to his mother and wife, Mr. Shinault is survived by a step-daughter, Jennifer (Kevin) Trivette of Boone, N.C.; a sister, Debbie Bell; three brothers, Pete, Bobby, Jr. and Joe Bell; and four step-grandchildren, Adam, Timothy, Nathan and Nicholas Trivette; and an uncle, David (Lois) Ritchie of Mocksville; and his mother-in-law, Mary C. Bowen of Pfafftown.
He was preceded in death by a stepson, Jay Hyatt; and a brother, Larry Shinault.
The service to celebrate the life of Mr. Shinault will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 8:00 p.m. in the Davie Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Lancaster officiating. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 7:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Camp Manna, c/o Stan Riddle, 153 Gibson Way, Mocksville, N.C. 27028.
Condolences may sent to the family at www.daviefuneralservice.com.
Davie Funeral Service is serving the Shinault family.


Lola Lilac Townsend
Mrs. Lola Lilac Townsend, 92, of Hudson, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008 at the Shaire Center in Hudson.
She was a daughter of the late Thomas Joe and Charlotte Aldridge Gragg.
Mrs. Townsend was a member of Harris Chapel Baptist Church. She had worked many years as a cook at Sawmill Elementary School and also a childcare provider in her home.
Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Jerry D. and Mary Jane Townsend of Hudson, and Tommy Joe Townsend of Paul’s Valley, Okla.; one brother and sister-in-law, Doyle and Anne Gragg of Elizabethton, Tenn.; three grandsons and granddaughters-in-law, Mark and Corinne Townsend of Hudson, Brent and Tena Townsend of Lenoir, and Keith Townsend of Paul’s Valley, Okla.; one granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Debbie and Jeff Sides of Granite Falls.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Ted Denver Townsend; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Flo and Claude Shores, Violet and Frank Eggers, and Madge and Howard Townsend; and three brothers, Rom Gragg, Bloome Bragg, and Tolsie Gragg.
Services were conducted Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008 at 12:00 at Harris Chapel Baptist Church. Officiating was the Rev. Edd Warren and Dr. D. Rick Crouse, Jr. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Caldwell County Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood St., Lenoir, N.C. 28645.
Online condolences may be sent to the Townsend family at www.evansfuneralservice.com
Evans Funeral Service of Lenoir is in charge of the arrangements.


Nathan Eugene ‘Jason’ Venable
Mr. Nathan Eugene "Jason" Venable, 36, of 2278 Silverstone Road, Zionville, died Friday, Oct. 10, 2008, at his home.
Survivors include his sister, Kimberly Smith of Kingsport, Tenn.
A memorial service will be conducted at a later date.
Online condolences may be sent to the Venable family at www.hamptonfuneralservice.com.
Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.



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