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Fannie Butler Hoyle, 91

July 19, 1931 — March 22, 2023

Fannie Butler Hoyle, 91

Fannie Lee Butler Hoyle, 91, of Golden Valley, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at her home.

Born on July 19, 1931 in Rutherford County, she was the daughter of the late John Butler and Laura Guffey Butler. Fannie was a mountain woman through and through, possessing strength and grit that were larger than the mountains she loved. Mountains by nature are harsh and challenging but they also command respect and invite us in. Among the mountains we can be ourselves. Like the mountains, Fannie lived a challenging and sometimes harsh life; however, she always invited others in with open arms and without judgement earning great respect and admiration. When in her presence, one could simply be themselves. Because of these qualities, she was known as a mother and friend to all in the community. In her later years, she was most content during her time spent in the mountains taking rides on the roads she called home. She also especially loved and enjoyed her yearly trip with the family to Cades Cove. Fannie loved gardening, canning, and cooking to provide for her family, friends and neighbors.  Her green beans and fried chicken were legendary and loved by all that were lucky enough to taste them. She had a strong passion and love for bluegrass, gospel, and old country music and enjoyed listening to and singing these songs. Even with declining health, she could beautifully sing her favorite songs word for word and right on tune.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hershel Lee Hoyle; 10 sisters, Erma Sue B. White, Eloise B. White, Jeanette B. Turner, Pauline B. McCurry, Shirley B. Philbeck, Mildred B. McNeilly, Brunie Hunt Johnson, Maudie B. Padgett, Zona B. Smith, and Lona B. Hudson; her 3 brothers, Cannie Butler, John Henry Bumgarner, and Eugene Butler; 2 sons-in-law, David Freeman and Steve Allison; a grandson-in-law, Lee Buff; and a stepson, Leon Ebersole.

Survivors include her 6 children, Silvia H. Allison of Lincolnton, Kathleen H. Freeman of Sunshine, Stary H. Cook and her husband Tommy of Casar, Delbert Hoyle and his wife Loretta of Bostic, Tim Hoyle of Golden Valley, and Annette H. Frost and husband Mike of Golden Valley; there are 10 grandchildren, Jason Allison, Josh Allison, Summer Allison, Amanda Freeman Wortman, Jill Freeman Buff, Beryl Cook, Brandon Cook, Jacob Hoyle, Brooke Hoyle, and Jarrod Dubesko; 23 great grandchildren, Riley Allison, Ryder Allison, Cooper Allison, Cohen Allison, Morgan Spears, Ava Buff, Emma Wortman, Baxter Wortman, Elena Jo Wortman, Tyler Wease, Maddison Cook, Ally Cook, Elijah Cook, Dylan Cook, Tinley Cook, Jaxon Dubesko, Emerie Dubesko, Colby Harris, Alexis Harris, Jadyn Harris, Aidan Lyons, Hallie Hoyle, and Kennah Hoyle; a great great granddaughter, Zayley Wease, and a great great grandson on the way, Heath Wease; 2 brothers-in-law, John Philbeck and Donald McNeilly;  there are numerous nieces and nephews that she loved dearly.

The Funeral will be conducted at 3:00 pm Sunday, March 26, 2023 on the church grounds of Mt. Moriah Methodist Church. The Rev. Tommy Cook will officiate, and Amanda Wortman and Beryl Cook will provide eulogies. Burial will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery.  Active pallbearers are  Josh Allison, Beryl Cook, Brandon Cook, Jarrod Dubesko, Jacob Hoyle, Ronnie White,  Judson Wortman and Richard Hudson; Honorary Pallbearers are Cooper Allison, Riley Allison, Ryder Allison, Dylan Cook, Elijah Cook, Jaxon Dubesko, Colby Harris, Aidan Lyons, Tyler Wease, and Baxter Wortman.

The Visitation will be on the church grounds at Mt. Moriah from 1:00 pm until 2:45 pm Sunday.

The family would like to thank Burke Hospice, Hospice of Cleveland County, and all of her caregivers for their excellent care.  

Memorials may be made to Mt. Moriah Church Cemetery Fund, 820 Moriah Church Road, Casar, NC 28020, or Hospice at Wendover, 953 Wendover Heights Road, Shelby, NC 28150, or Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, in care of Treasurer Freida Ruppe, 109 Kristen Place, Bostic, NC 28018.

Washburn & Dorsey Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.

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