Archive - Dec 9, 2011
Evelyn Marie Collier, age 71, of Benton passed away Monday, Dec. 5.
She was born Jan. 18, 1940, in Middlesex, N.C., to the late Carmel and Stella (Haynes) Finch.
She was a retired secretary with Harrison Plumbing.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Glen William Collier; a granddaughter, Samantha Danielle Collier; two sons, William Turner and David Turner; and a brother, Leslie Finch.
Alice Estella Thomas of Alexander went to live with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 5.
She was a faithful employee and extended family member of Schroederâ€™s Antiques for more than 50 years. After retiring, she was employed at Good Shepherd Ecumenical Retirement Center for 12 years. She will be deeply missed by all of her family, friends and her extended family at the â€śCove.â€ť
She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, three brothers, and one son, Raymond Williams Sr.
Walter Don Shoptaw, 87, of Prattsville, passed away Saturday, Dec. 3, at his home.
He was born Oct. 12, 1924, in the Belfast Community, the son of the late Walter Roy and Elby Buie Shoptaw.
He was a member of Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church in Prattsville, had retired as a supervisor from Alcoa and had proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He enjoyed farming, camping, hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.