Obituaries for Aug. 27, 2013

Aug. 26, 2013 @ 05:20 PM

Jean Rucker

Jean Warren Rucker, 85, of Milton Brown Heirs Road, Boone, passed away Saturday morning, Aug. 24, 2013, at Glenbridge Health & Rehabilitation. Born April 3, 1928, in Caldwell County, she was a daughter of the late Mack and Drucilla Setzer Warren. Jean was retired from Appalachian State University, and was a member of Perkinsville Baptist Church.

She is survived by her son, Jeff Rucker and wife Sharon of Boone; one granddaughter, Melina Rucker of Boone; one sister, Peggy Icenhour and husband Roy of Lenoir; and one brother, Rodney Warren and wife Barbara of Lenoir. She was preceded in death by one son, Mike Rucker, and her parents, Mack and Drucilla Setzer Warren.

Funeral services for Jean Warren Rucker will be conducted Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 27, at 1 o’clock at Perkinsville Baptist Church. Officiating will be Pastor Seth Norris. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Park. Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to the Perkinsville Baptist Church Tutoring Ministry, 274 Jefferson Road, Boone, NC 28607.

The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6 o’clock until 7:30 at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be shared with the Rucker family at

Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Rucker family.

Arnold Sigmon

Arnold Lee Sigmon, 68, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at Caldwell Hospice & Palliative Care.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

Online condolences may be sent to the Sigmon Family at

Evans Funeral Service & Crematory of Lenoir is serving the Sigmon Family.

Lee Carter

Lee Carter, 62, of Linville died Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at Johnson City Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory.

Betty Caldwell

Betty Caldwell of Buttons Lane, Hudson, died Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at her residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory.