Obituaries

Johnny Rhodes

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Minister Johnny Allen Rhodes, 71, of Blue Ridge, went home to be with his Lord Jesus Christ Monday, February 1, 2021, after a long battle with cancer. 

Corey Welch

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Corey Patrick Welch, 47, of Copperhill, passed away Friday, January 22, 2021 in Manchester, Kentucky.

Joe Hedden

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In remembrance of our brother Joe Allen Hedden, who passed away peacefully Friday January 15, 2021. 

Gerald Conner

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Mr. Gerald Conner, age 78, of Morganton, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Robert Head

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Robert Houston Head, age 65, of San Antonio, Texas, formerly of Blue Ridge, passed away Monday, January 18, 2021, in San Antonio. 

Pamela Beach

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Pamela Reneé Beach, age 59, of Blue Ridge, passed away Saturday, January 23, 2021, at her home. 

She was born August 23, 1961, in Copperhill, to Wilburn Jones and Martha Payne Jones. 

Louise Raper

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Martha Louise Loving Raper, age 65, of Blue Ridge passed away January 17, 2021, at her home. 

Ms. Raper was born October 31, 1955, in Copperhill. 

Nancy Blais

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Nancy P. Blais, age 58, of Blue Ridge, passed away Saturday, January 16, 2021, at Fannin Regional Hospital. 

Linda Smith

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Saturday, January 16, 2021, Linda Stepp Smith, loving wife, mother of three and grandmother of six, passed away at the age of 75, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Johnny Montgomery

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Mr. Johnny Franklin Montgomery, age 88, of Blue Ridge passed away January 26, 2021.