Doris Couch Brittian, 86, of Icard NC passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at UNC Blue Ridge Health Care in Morganton NC.

Doris was born in Lincoln County NC to the late John Willix and Dee Willix.

She was preceded in death by her husband James Brittian; her parents, John Willix, and Dee Willix;

a sister, Nancy Willix; and brothers, James Willix, and Allen Willix.

She is survived by her daughters, Sherry Byrd of spruce Pine NC, Christine Buff (Paul) of Morganton NC, a  son Thomas Smith of Marion NC; sisters, Cathy Grous of Drexel NC, Rita Ramey of Madison MS, Elizabeth Ann Garr Newton of Hickory NC; brothers, Willard Willix of Hickory NC, David Willix of Rutherford College NC, Danny Willix (Lisa) of Icard NC, Richard Willix  of Denver NC, Larry Willix of Hildebran NC, and J.R. Willix of Connelly Springs NC; grandchildren, Dewayne Buff of Charlotte NC, Rodney Buff (Laur) OF Watauga County , Jason Buff of Oregon, Joy Buff (Ed)  of Morganton NC, Chris Burd (Sabrina)  of Ashville NC, William Burd (Halley) of {Possum Trot NC, Trenton Burd (Kelly) of Spruce Pine NC, Shannon Moss of Hendersonville NC, Logan Smithe  of Burnsville NC;  and multiple great and great great grandchildren.

No services are scheduled at this time.

An online guestbook and obituary are available at

Mackie Funeral Service and Cremations ais assisting the family.