Obituaries

SPRUCE PINE

David H. Hall

June 24, 1925 — April 27, 2017

David H. Hall, 91, of Halltown Road, Spruce Pine, died Thursday, April 27, 2017, at the John F. Keever Solace Center in Asheville.

Born June 24, 1925, in Mitchell County, he was the son of the late James G. and Mary Alice Thompson Hall. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Lee McGee Hall; and his second wife, Elaine Harris Hall. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Joyce H. Wells; and his brothers, Patrick Hall and James G. Hall Jr.

David was a member of the Grassy Creek Baptist Church and had served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and was retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He loved reading the Bible and watching western movies. He enjoyed bear hunting, collecting coins and he was an avid Tar Heel fan.

Left to cherish his memories are his son, Danny Hall, and wife, Cathy, of Spruce Pine; his granddaughters, Tiffany Venton, and husband, Robert, of Leavenworth, Kansas, and Tonia Wilson, and husband, Brian, of Burnsville; his grandson, Christopher Hall, and wife, Ashley, of Raleigh; and his great-grandchildren, Loren, Ethan and Peyton Venton, and Raylan Wilson.

A funeral service honoring the life of David Hall was 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 1, 2017, at Grassy Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Kenneth Forbes, Ralph Crass and Gene Self officiating. A time to support the family, share memories and receive friends was 5:30 p.m. until time of service Monday at the church. Military Graveside services and interment was 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 2, 2017, in the Grassy Creek Memorial Gardens.

The family would like to extend a special “thank you” to the staff of Care Partners in Asheville for its wonderful care of David.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations in David’s honor be made to the Gideons.

Words of comfort may be emailed to the family by going to www.webbfh.com, selecting David Hall’s name and signing his guestbook. Webb Funeral Home of Spruce Pine is honored to assist the Hall family. Mr. Hall’s obituary has also been posted on Facebook.

 

 

BAKERSVILLE

Joyce Harding

July 1, 1932 — April 25, 2017

Joyce Harding, 84, of Duck Branch Road, Bakersville, went to be with her Lord, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at the Memorial Campus of Mission Hospitals in Asheville.

Born July 21, 1932, in Mitchell County, she was the daughter of the late Robert Lee and Ethel Davis Greene. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her son-in-law, Bill McKinney.

Joyce was very active in church work and community affairs. She was the pianist at Mine Creek Baptist Church for many years and at the Bakersville United Methodist Church for 13 years. She was also the pianist for the Golden Age Singers and they sang at various nursing homes and other community functions. She loved needlework, quilting, crocheting and knitting. Most of all, she loved reading the Bible. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles, flowers and attending the Mitchell County Senior Center in Ledger. Joyce attended Lees-McRae College and graduated from Pack Square Beauty School in Asheville.

Left to cherish her memories are her husband of 62 years, Homer Harding, of the home; her daughter, Yvonne Sherri McKinney, of Bakersville; her son, David Keith Harding, and wife, Barbara, of Micaville; five grandchildren, Amanda M. Campbell, and husband, Jason, Shonda M. Riddle, and husband, Josh, Erica M. Young, and husband, Bryson, Ryan Nichols, and Cara Rose M. Cook, and husband, Kasey; her great-grandchildren, Harper and Aven Campbell, Stacy Jade, Adison and Deven Riddle, Jonah and Sawyer Cook, and Asher Roan Young.

A funeral service honoring the life of Joyce Harding was 2 p.m. Friday, April 28, 2017, at the Mine Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Chris Rathbone and Lewis Woodard officiating. A time to support the family, share memories and receive friends was 1 p.m. until time of service at the church. Interment followed in the Grindstaff Cemetery.

Words of comfort may be emailed to the family by going to www.webbfh.com, selecting Joyce Harding’s name and signing her guestbook. Webb Funeral Home of Spruce Pine is honored to assist the Harding family. Mrs. Harding’s obituary has also been posted on Facebook.

 

 

The MItchell News

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Spruce Pine, NC 28777 
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