Obituaries for May 31, 2017

Bobby Samuel Byrd

Bobby Samuel Byrd, 78, son of the late Samuel and Ora Belle Davis Byrd, went home to be with his Lord Tuesday, May 23, 2017. He was a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church where he taught Sunday School, served as a Deacon and loved his church family. Bobby enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.

Left to cherish his memory is wife of nearly 60 years, Evelyn Hoyle Byrd; two sons, Douglas Byrd, and wife, Ann, of Lincolnton, and Roger Byrd, and wife, Donna, of Walnut Cove; two grandsons, Christopher and Michael Byrd; one granddaughter, Jennifer Byrd; two great-granddaughters, Dashia and Alexis Byrd; and two brothers, Charles Byrd, and wife, Laura Jane, and Ronnie Byrd, and wife, Sonya. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral Services were 3 p.m. Thursday, May 25, 2017, at Liberty Hill Baptist Church. The Rev. Ricky Ray officiated. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 2-3 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

The family requests memorial donations be made to the Tommy and Carolyn Miller Fund, c/o Liberty Hill Baptist Church, ATTN: Keith Hoyle at 115 Hoyle Brothers Drive, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.

Visit www.yanceyfuneralservice.com to send online condolences.

 

 

SPRUCE PINE

Helen M. Clougherty

Sept. 11, 1921 — May 24, 2017

Helen M. Clougherty, 95, of Spruce Pine, died Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at her residence.

Born Sept. 11, 1921 in Braintree, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Julia Keough Furlong. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Frances Edward Clougherty Sr. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Edward, Charles and Andrew Furlong; and her sister, Virginia Phillip.

Helen had been a resident of Spruce Pine for the past five years. Along with her husband, Frances, she was the secretary for his printing business, Boston Printing, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, for 21 years. She loved her church and supported every aspect of church missions and outreach programs. She enjoyed sewing and was a very generous and giving person who always thought of others first.

Left to cherish her memories are her sons, Mike Clougherty, of Spruce Pine, and Frances E. Clougherty Jr., of Miami, Florida; her sister; Mary Furlong, of Braintree, Massachusetts; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A time to support the family, share memories and receive friends was 7 p.m. Thursday, May 25, 2017, at Webb Funeral Home. Additionally, there was another time to support the family, share memories and support the family on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at McMasters Funeral Home in Braintree. Interment was in the Blue Hills Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Mitchell County, 236 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.

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

 

 

BAKERSVILLE

Ethel Hoilman

Ethel Hoilman, 72, of McKinney Cove Road, Bakersville, went home to be with the Lord May 27, 2017. She was a native of Mitchell County and a daughter of the late Glen and Mae Mosley Banks.

Ethel was a member of Grace Baptist Church and enjoyed reading, cooking and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her husband, George Hoilman, of the home; two daughters, Pamela Honeycutt (Dustin), of Johnson City, Tennessee, and Paula Doan (Paul), of Bakersville; eight sisters, Thelma Lovelace, Pearl Yelton, Helen Yelton, Mary Garland, Myrtle Butler, Diane Farley, Josie Garland and Wanda Hope Yelton; two brothers, Ronnie and Marshall Banks; and three grandchildren, Josh, Jeremy and Jared Doan.

She was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by two brothers, Russell and Edmund Banks.

Funeral services were 8 p.m. Monday, May 29, 2017, in the chapel of Henline-Hughes Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronnie Gouge officiating. The family received friends two hours prior to the service. Interment was 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at Bailey Cemetery.

Henline-Hughes Funeral Home is assisting the Hoilman Family.

 

 

NEWLAND

Helen Stout Weatherman

Helen Stout Weatherman, 88, of Three Mile in Newland, went to be with the Lord May 24, 2017, at the Mitchell House in Spruce Pine.

A native of Avery County, Helen was the daughter of the late Anna and Tom Stout. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Bob, Jack and Allen Stout; and her sister, Ruby Cressman.

Helen attended Walnut Grove Church. She was a hard worker and delighted in her beautiful flower garden, which was enjoyed by all.

Left to cherish her memories are her husband of 72 years, Bill Weatherman, of the home; her children, Lila Hales, and husband, Jim, of Raleigh, and Shirley Eason, and husband, Steve, of Raleigh; sister, Mabel Harvey, of Three Mile; brothers, Ray Stout, of Charlotte, and Fred Stout, of Three Mile; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service honoring the life of Helen Weatherman was 3 p.m. Saturday, May 27, 2017, in the Chapel of Webb Funeral Home with the Rev. Kurt Bomar officiating. A time to support the family, share memories and receive friends was 1:30 p.m. until time of service Saturday in the funeral home chapel. Interment was in the Green Valley Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to Medi Home Hospice, P.O. Box 1357, Newland, NC 28657 or Walnut Grove Church, 55 Lipps Lane, Newland, NC 28657

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

 

Otis Yelton

Otis Yelton, 70, of Duncan Street, Spruce Pine, died Monday, May 22, 2017, at his home. A funeral service was 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 25, 2017, in the Chapel of Webb Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Greene and the Rev. Jimmy Upton officiating. Interment was in the Byrd Cemetery. Words of comfort may be emailed to the family by going to www.webbfh.com, selecting Otis Yelton’s name and signing his guestbook. Webb Funeral Home of Spruce Pine is to assisting the Yelton family. Mr. Yelton’s obituary has also been posted on Facebook.

The MItchell News

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