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Elaine Bare Little

Originally published: Nov. 27, 2012
Last modified: Nov. 28, 2012

Mrs. Elaine Bare Little, 80, of Jefferson, passed away Sunday morning, Nov. 25, 2012, at her home.

A memorial service was held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at Highland Community Church at 787 Ray Taylor Road in West Jefferson (across from Ashe Services for the Aging) with the Rev. Steve Witherspoon, the Rev. Benny Coldfelter and the Rev. Ed Hall officiating.

The family received friends 1 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, one hour prior to the memorial service at the church.

Mrs. Little was born in Ashe County on Monday, June 20, 1932, to the late R. Quinin Bare Sr. and Nell Miller Bare. She was a registered nurse and worked 30-plus years at Ashe Memorial Hospital. She always wanted to help people in need. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be missed by all.

She is survived by two sons, Martin Little and wife, Debbie, of West Jefferson, and Keith Little and wife, Teena, of West Jefferson; a daughter, Anne Bowlin and husband, Harold, of Laurel Springs; a brother, Richard Q. Bare Jr. (better known as Sonny), and wife, Wanda, of Jefferson; five grandchildren, Wendy Poe, Kimberly Eastridge, Hillary Bowlin, Cori Mash and Jessica Little; four great-grandchildren, Maggie Witherspoon, Kira Poe, Madison Shepherd and Finn Mash; a special friend, Lee Roy Ham; a special four-legged grandchild, Moo Goo; several nieces and nephews also survive.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Highlands Community Church, P.O. Box 1489, Jefferson, NC 28640.

The family will be meeting at the home of Keith and Teena Little, 745 Elliott Road, West Jefferson.

You may give the family your condolences at our website http://www.boonefuneralhome.com.

Boone Family Funeral Home of West Jefferson is in charge of these arrangements.

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