deaths

Duncan, Tim (Joel) (2008)

Obituary of Tim (Joel) Duncan ~ 2008

Transcribed by Joseph Cook

Tim (Joel) Duncan, age 41, went home to be with Jesus on Saturday September 20, 2008.  A native of McDowell County, he was born September 5, 1967 to Joe James Duncan and Ruby Smith Duncan.  Mr. Duncan was chairman of the Deacon board at New Horizon Baptist Fellowship.  A wonderful son, husband, father, brother, uncle, friend, Sunday School Teacher, Law Enforcement Instructor and especially a wonderful disciple of Jesus.  How can we go on without you?  Only through Jesus.

In addition to his parents Mr. Duncan leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife Jamie Burleson Duncan and two daughters Paige Elizabeth and Brianna Jo Duncan of the home; Mother-in-law Nora Johnson; two sisters: Tammy Duncan Willis and husband Ray of Marion and Traci Duncan Silver and husband Jeff of Belmont; three nieces Brittany Willis, Mandi Silver and Fiance’ Chris Waldrop and Kelsey Silver; a nephew Joshua Willis and a host of friends.

A funeral service was held on Tuesday September 23, at 11:00 AM at New Horizon Fellowship with Revs. Phil Murdock and Norman Hansley officiating.  The family received friends on Monday September 22, 2008 from 4:00-6:00 P at Westmoreland Funeral Home.  Burial was in Mt. Calvary Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials should be made to the Duncan Children education fund c/o 20 Bartlett Road Marion, NC 28752.  An online register is available under OBITUARIES at www.westmorelandfuneralhome.com.

The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday September 24, 2008 Volume 14 # 38

Duncan, Teresa Lynn Foxx (1999)

Obituary of Teresa Lynn Foxx Duncan ~ 1999

Transcribed by Joseph Cook

Teresa Lynn Foxx Duncan, 42 of Marion died Saturday April 24, 1999 in Memorial Mission Hospital of Asheville.  Born to Alvin B. and Estella Autrey Foxx, she was previously employed as a Dental Assistant with Dr. David DuBose and Gary Grindstaff of Marion.  She was also a member of the Marion Lion’s Club and attended Garden Creek Baptist Church.

Surviving is her husband Ted W. Duncan; several aunts and uncles and many special friends. Funeral services were held Tuesday April 27, 1999 at Garden Creek Baptist Church.  The Rev. Allen McKinney officiated and burial was in McDowell Memorial Park.  Westmoreland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday April 28, 1999 Volume 5 # 17

Duncan, Louise Turner (2009)

Obituary of Louise Turner Duncan ~ 2009

Transcribed by Joseph Cook

Louise Turner Duncan, age 85 of Marion passed away on Saturday January 31, 2009 at The McDowell Hospital.  A native of McDowell County, she was born on June 24, 1923 to the late Edward M. Turner and Bessie Hawkins Turner.  Her family and friends will warmly remember her for her kindness to all and her loving and giving spirit.  Many people knew her as a “Mother and Granny” to them and are saddened by this loss.  Two children, Mary Anne Wilson and Billy Wayne Parker, and a brother-in-law John Casey, preceded her in death.

Surviving are eight children, Peggy Casey of Rock Hill, SC, Truman Duncan and wife Grace of Marion, Robert Parker and wife Nancy of Rock Hill, SC, Butch Parker of Marion, Roger Parker and wife Patricia of Rock Hill, SC, Paul Miller and wife Patricia of Marion, Joe Miller and wife Rhonda of Marion and Donna Miller-Shuffler and her husband John of Florida, and Jamie Parker, who she raised as a daughter; a son-in-law Jerry Wilson; her twin sister Lucille Holland of Marion; twenty-eight grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews; and her beloved dog Cricket.

A funeral service was held on Monday February 2, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in Westmoreland Chapel with Revs. Chris Clayton and William Shuffler officiating.  The family received friends from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.  Burial was in the Chapel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.  An online register is available under OBITUARIES at www.westmorelandfuneralhome.com.

The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday February 4, 2008 Volume 15 # 5

Duncan, Leona Fox (2008)

Obituary of Leona Fox Duncan ~ 2008

Transcribed by Joseph Cook

Mrs. Leona Fox Duncan, age 100, known by all as “Mamaw”, passed away Thursday, October 16, 2008 at The McDowell Hospital.  She was born August 24, 1908 in Alexander County and was a daughter of the late Lee Carriagan Fox and Rosa Oliver Fox.  Mrs. Duncan was a charter member and oldest member of Cross Memorial Baptist Church.  She retired from Cross Cotton Mill after 52 years of service.  She was the first McDowell County Citizen to receive a plaque for reaching 100 years of age.  In addition, she was personally called by President George W. Bush on her birthday.  She will be remembered as the tender and loving matriarch of the family.  Preceding Mrs. Duncan in death was her husband Elmer Duncan and two children, Billy Duncan and Rosa Jane Bruner.

Left to cherish Mrs. Duncan’s memory are three children: Doris Romine, Dorothy Biddix, Betty Stevens and husband Paul, all of Marion; eleven grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren, twenty great-great grandchildren and one great-great-great grandchild.

A funeral service was held Sunday October 19, 2008 at 2:00 pm at Cross Memorial Baptist Church with Revs. Doug Prevette, Rick Wood and Ralph Reep officiating.  The family received friends on Saturday October 18, 2008 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Westmoreland Funeral Home.  Interment was in Cross Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers memorials should be made to The Family c/o 60 Stones Throw Path Marion, NC 28752.

An online register is available under OBITUARIES at www.westmorelandfuneralhome.com.

The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday October 29, 2008 Volume 14 # 43

Duncan, Julia Stilwell Isbell (1890)

Obituary of Julia Stilwell Isbell Duncan ~ 1890

Transcribed by Elaine Kahler

Death of Julia Stilwell Isbell Duncan of McDowell Co:

GENEALOGICAL ABSTRACTS FROM REPORTED DEATHS THE NASHVILLE CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE 1890-1893 – page 19 – By Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith/Copyright, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 2002:

JULIA A. DUNCAN daughter of Fealden and Martha Turner, born Spartanburg Dist., S.C., April 17, 1830; died Marion, N.C., April 5, 1890; married (1) John Stilwell; (2) Richard Isbell; (3) James H. Duncan, July 27, 1870; three daughters.

Dover, Pauline Elizabeth (2008)

Obituary of Pauline Elizabeth Dover ~ 2008

Transcribed by Joseph Cook

Pauline Elizabeth Dover, 77 of Marion passed away Monday September 15, 2008 at her residence.  She was born in McDowell County to the late Hughie R. Presnell and Mary Hutchins Presnell.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a sister Carrie Dalton and 3 brothers, Charlie Presnell, Ken Presnell, and Frank Presnell.

She is survived by her husband Robert L. Dover of the home; a son Robert L Dover, Jr. and grandson Austin Dover of Marion; 2 daughters, Paula Pittman and husband Kermit of Spruce Pine, and Debra Edwards and husband Daniel of Marion; a brother Bud Presnell and wife Linda of Rocky Pass; a sister Betty Thomas and husband Freddie of Nebo.

Services will be held Wednesday September 17, 2008 at 6:30 pm in the McCall Memorial Chapel of Kirksey Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Matthew Mills officiating.

Visitation will be from 5:30 to 6:30 prior to the service at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.  Kirksey Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family.

The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday September 17, 2008 Volume 14 # 37

Dockery, Glenda Ray L. (2009)

Obituary of Glenda Ray L. Dockery ~ 2009

Transcribed by Joseph Cook

Glenda Ray L. Dockery, 59, of Marion went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday February, 18, 2009 at Memorial Mission after years of declining health.  She was a native of McDowell County and a homemaker.  She was also a loving mother, sister, and friend.  She was a member of Hicks Memorial Baptist Church.  Mrs. Dockery was the daughter of the late Lewis Ervin and Lula Arrowood Causby Ray.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband Ronald Dockery.

She is survived by her loving children; a daughter Cindy Ledford of Marion; a son Ellis Ledford of Marion; a brother Dr. James F. Causby and wife June of Candler, NC; three nephews, Cory & wife Kristle Causby and children Laurel and Bryce of Waynesville, NC, John and wife Amber Causby and children Peyton & Asher of Brevard, NC, Kent Causby of Smithfield, NC; two aunts, Maebell Arrowood & Jacquiline Pilkenton both of Marion, NC, and a number of cousins, family and friends she loved so dearly.

Services were held at 10:30 AM Saturday February 21, 2009 at Kirksey Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Larry Cable officiating.  The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM on Friday February 20, 2009 at the funeral home. Burial followed the service in Bethel Baptist Cemetery.  Kirksey Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the Dockery family.

The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday February 25, 2008 Volume 15 # 8

Dickson, Jimmie Florence (1999)

Obituary of Jimmie Florence Dickson ~ 1999

Transcribed by Joseph Cook

Jimmie Florence Dickson, 92, wife of the late Dr. Bryan A. Dickson of Marion died Sunday April 25, 1999 in the McDowell Hospital.  Born to the late James P. and Minnie Parkman Florence, she was a graduate of the University of Georgia.  She taught school at Cross Mill Elementary School and was a former member of the Marion City School Board.  Following her professional career, she was a homemaker.  She was active in the blood donor program for the Red Cross and was also a member of First Presbyterian Church of Marion, where she was very active in the Women of the Church.

Surviving is a son and daughter-in-law Charles B. and Harriett Dickson of Marion, VA; a sister Estelle Florence Anderson of Augusta, GA; two granddaughters, Caroline Angstadt of Rural Retreat, VA and Elizabeth McCurry of Asheville; and two great granddaughters, Cassandra and Christina Angstadt.

Funeral services will be held at 11 o’clock on Wednesday April 28, 1999 at First Presbyterian Church of Marion.  The Rev. Dr. Larry Sizemore will officiate and burial will be in McDowell Memorial Park.

Memorial donations may be made to Women of Presbyterian Church First Presbyterian Church of Marion 124 West Fort Street Marion, NC 28752 or to the charity of your choice.  Westmoreland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday April 28, 1999 Volume 5 # 17

Dawson, James Patrick (2008)

Obituary of James Patrick Dawson ~ 2008

Transcribed by Joseph Cook

Mr. James Patrick Dawson, age 82 of Old Fort passed away Thursday October 30, 2008.  Mr. Dawson was born in Burlington, NJ on March 17, 1926 and was a son of the late James Dawson and Eve Mary Wright Dawson.  He was a member of Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church, a U.S. Navy Veteran and was former owner-operator of the NAPA store in Black Mountain.  Prior to this he was the owner of Dot’s Dario in Pleasant Gardens.

Surviving Mr. Dawson are his wife Rose Covert Dawson of the home; four daughters: Linda Terraferma and husband Jerry of Ft. Lauderdale, Karen Genualdi and husband Andrew of Summit, NJ, Mary Jayne Dawson and Kimberly Dawson, both of Charlotte and seven grandchildren.  Mr. Dawson was a loving, sentimental husband, a caring and loving father and grandfather, a friend to all, who loved to build birdhouses and enjoyed all sports.

Funeral services were held Saturday November 1, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church with The Most Reverend William Curlin, D.D. officiating.  The family received friends one hour prior to the service from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the church.

Interment was in McDowell Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials should be made to Our Lady Of The Angels Catholic Church 258 N. Garden St. Marion, NC 28752.  An online register is available under OBITUARIES at www.westmorelandfuneralhome.com.

The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday November 5, 2008 Volume 14 # 44