Vernon Horne

Published 12:43 pm Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Vernon Horne, 87, of Tryon, N.C. passed away Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015 at Autumn Care of Saluda.

Born in Polk County he was the son of the late Ladd and Hattie Sims Horne. Vernon was a lifelong resident of Polk County and a member of Mill Creek Church of the Brethren. He attended Cecil’s Business College and became a proprietor of his own company, Horne Realty.

Vernon is survived by his wife Frances Daves Horne of Tryon; his son, Wayne Albert Horne and his wife Julie of Green Creek; daughter, Cindy Willis of Green Creek; two brothers, Kenneth Horne of Green Creek and Laddie Horne of Inman, S.C.; a sister, Betty Bailey of Rutherfordton; and four grandchildren, Meghan Mauldin (John), Tyler Horne and Elizabeth Willis all of Green Creek and Caroline Willis of Asheville; and one great grandson, Clayton Mauldin; one son-in-law, Jerry Willis of Rutherfordton, N.C.

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A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015 at Mill Creek Church of the Brethren, Green Creek, N.C. with Reverend Steven Abe officiating.

Family will receive friends from 10 – 10:45 a.m. prior to the service.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Drive, Columbus, NC 28722 or to Crossnore School, P.O. Box 249, Crossnore, NC 28616.

An online guest register is available at

McFarland Funeral Chapel
Tryon, N.C.