Long Time Downtown Boone Shoe Business Owner Passes

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A long time member of the Boone business community passed away over the weekend. Ivalee Dancey, the owner of Dancey’s Shoe Store, passed on Sunday at the age of 92, according to Hampton Funeral Home.

She, along with her husband Howard, owned and operated the store for 31 years. The Dancey’s bought the shoe business in 1970 and operated it until 2001, according to a feature on the business by the Watauga Democrat in 2013. Mr. Dancey passed in 2005.

A celebration of Mrs. Dancey’s life will be Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at 2:00 o’clock, at Brushy Fork Baptist Church in Vilas, NC. The family will receive friends Monday evening, from 6:00 until 8:00 o’clock, at Hampton Funeral Service.

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