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John Hardin Councill, Sr
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Birth: Nov. 25, 1929
Watauga County
North Carolina, USA
Death: May 31, 2008
Mecklenburg County
North Carolina, USA

Mr. John Hardin Councill Sr., 78, of Brookside Drive, Boone, died Saturday evening, May 31, 2008 at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

He was born Nov. 25, 1929 in Watauga County, to Edward Tracy and Grace McNinch Councill.

Mr. Councill was a member of Boone United Methodist Church. He was a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during the Korean Conflict. He owned and operated Watauga Wood Products from 1961 to 2005 and was a real estate developer. For more than 50 years, he served on the board of directors of Watauga Medical Center and was a board member for the High Country Bank. Mr. Councill was a recipient of the Alfred Adams Leadership Award and held memberships in the Daniel Boone Fishing Club and the Morgan Car Owners Group South.

Survivors include his wife, Mae Orr Ventress Councill; two sons, one daughter, three granddaughters, and three grandsons, one great-granddaughter, his sister, one step-daughter, step-son, and two step-granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Tracy and Grace McNinch Councill.

Services will be conducted Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock at Boone United Methodist Church, officiated by Dr. George Naff. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Watauga Medical Center, P.O. Box 2600, Boone; to Boone United Methodist Church Building Fund, 471 New Market Blvd., Boone; or to ASU Office of Gift Planning for the Grace McNinch Councill Scholarship for Teacher Education, ASU P.O. Box 32007, Boone, N.C. 20608.

The family received friends Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 o'clock at Austin & Barnes.

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

Watauga Democrat
June 4, 2008 
Family links: 
  Edward Tracy Councill (1899 - 1936)
  Grace McNinch Councill (1900 - 1974)
Boone City Cemetery
Watauga County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Aleta Stafford
Record added: Sep 24, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 77038974
John Hardin Councill, Sr
Added by: Aleta Stafford
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