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Originally published: 2013-05-20 13:51:06
Last modified: 2013-05-20 13:51:04

Louise Bayuik

Louise Bayuik, 88, of Spruce Pine, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 17, 2013, at the Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation.

A native of Mitchell County, she was a daughter of the late Rev. Molten and Nola Pittman Buchanan and wife of the late Michael Paul Bayuik. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Georgie Fisher and Annie Boone. Bayuik was a hard worker that provided for her family, grandchildren and loved with all her heart.

Surviving is her daughter, Mary Anderson; sons, Paul, Mike and Jeff Bayuik all of Spruce Pine; sisters, Juanita Smith, Katherine Wheeler and Louella Polechio all of Spruce Pine; grandchildren, Tabitha and Michael Bayuik, Hannah and Christopher Anderson and girlfriend, Haley; great-grandchildren, Skyler, Brayden and Layla Anderson and Gabriel Gonzalez. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

Funeral services were held 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, 2013, in Sullins Branch Baptist Church. The Rev. Ken Jenkins officiated. Burial followed in the Sullins Branch Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends one hour prior to the funeral service at the church.

Also the family would like to say a heartfelt thank you to Carol, Lisa, and Brandy at the Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family to offset funeral expenses. To send online condolences, please visit

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