Garrett Funerals and Cremations

Full Time staff

Chad Hamiel- Funeral Director 828-456-8656
Andy Ray-Funeral Director 828-456-8656
Anthony Messer-Funeral Director 828-456-8656
Mary Marcus-Adminstrative Assistant 828-456-8656
Brandon Aldredge-Grounds Keeper 828-456-8656
Keith Gentry-Grounds Keeper 828-456-8656

Part time Staff

Fred Buchanan
Morgan Davis
Earl Nations
Rev. Dr. Timothy Howard
David Greene
Jeremy Parton
Susan Stamey
Vera Rathbone
Don Rhodarmer


Our Obituaries

Ivory Coleman Wilson

January 27, 1924 - September 27, 2017

Waynesville, NC – Ivory Coleman Wilson, age 93, passed away Wednesday, September 27, 2017. He was born in Old Fort, McDowell County, North Carolina, to parents Fred Grover Wilson and Lillie Silvers Wilson on January 27, 1924. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Elizabeth Motz of Lincolnton, NC, Eula Jo Wilson and Mary Irene Wilson of Pleasant Gardens Community in Marion, NC, two...
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Alma Mitchell

October 21, 1935 - September 27, 2017

“Beloved Momma & Nanny”Waynesville, NC – Alma Bumgarner Mitchell, age 81, passed away peacefully at her home. She was born in Haywood County on October 21, 1935 to the late Mack Bumgarner and Mary Elizabeth (Lizzie) Wyatt Bumgarner Lanning and was the step daughter of the late Melvin A. Lanning.Alma was a member of Sulphur Springs Freewill Baptist Church. She retired...
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Charles Philip Drueding

February 24, 1939 - September 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Garrett Funeral Home, Waynesville, NC.
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Norma Louise Winchester

November 21, 1919 - September 23, 2017

Waynesville-Norma Jones Winchester, 97, died on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at The Homestead. Norma was born in the Caney Fork Community of Jackson County to the late Samuel Vance and Nellie Watson Jones. Norma enjoyed working in her garden, cooking, canning, going out to eat, crocheting, and her cats and dogs. Most of all she loved having her family gather at her house for a “family...
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Thomas Reid Conway

March 2, 1937 - September 22, 2017

Rev. Thomas Reid Conway, Sr., 80, of Lake Junaluska died September 22, 2017. He was born March 2, 1937 to Daniel Reid and Alice Collins Conway of Maysville, NC. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Wilbur, a sister Hazel, and a great-niece, Sarah Huffman. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Anna Ruth Carper Conway, sons Thomas Reid (Julie)and John Timothy, and grandson David;...
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Donna Sue Rathbone

June 23, 1947 - September 19, 2017

Waynesville-Donna Sue Rathbone, 70, died on Wednesday, September 19, 2017, at The Brian Center. Donna Sue was born in Haywood County to the late Oliver and Lelia Smith Rathbone.In addition to her parents, Donna Sue was preceded in death by a sister, Lucy; and five brothers, Thomas Boone, Hank, Joe, Frank, and Bob.Donna Sue is survived by her sisters, Ruth, Jane, Mary, Jean and Jackie; and many...
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Michael Maney

March 17, 1954 - September 17, 2017

Waynesville-Michael Jefferson Maney, 63, died on Sunday, September 17, 2017, at The Homestead. Michael was born in Haywood County on March 17, 1954, to the late Donald Maney and Margaret Wright Maney. Michael was a graduate of Tuscola High School and Appalachian State University. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and boating. Michael had a true love of animals. He was always willing to lend a...
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Sarah Elizabeth Gray

October 28, 1947 - September 12, 2017

Waynesville-Sarah Elizabeth Gray, 69, passed away peacefully, on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at The Homestead, surrounded by her loving family. Sarah was born in Haywood County on October 28, 1947, to the late Joseph and Louise Forney Gray. Sarah worked at the Head Start program for 30 years and loved the kids. Sarah never met a stranger and was always happy. She loved working puzzle books,...
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Raymond Lee McPherson

March 17, 1933 - September 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Garrett Funeral Home, Waynesville, NC.
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Frieda Alice Edwards

June 18, 1930 - September 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Garrett Funeral Home, Waynesville, NC.
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Barbara Frances Hammock

September 4, 1930 - September 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Garrett Funeral Home, Waynesville, NC.
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Frankie Warren

August 13, 1933 - September 1, 2017

“Beloved Wife”Waynesville, NC – Frankie Morgan Warren, age 84 passed away September 1, 2017 at Autumn Care Nursing and Rehab. She was born August 13, 1933 to the late Leamon and Zillie Woodard Morgan. She retired with many years of service at Dayco. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church.Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 42 years, Paul J. Warren.Private...
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Sherry Lynn Sherrill

September 29, 1958 - August 27, 2017

Balsam-Sherry Lynn Dills Sherrill, 58, died on Sunday, August 27, 2017, after a lengthy illness. Sherry was born in Haywood County on September 29, 1958, to William Troy Dills and the late Elizabeth Caldwell Dills. Sherry enjoyed working with her flowers in her yard, refinishing furniture, shopping at thrift stores, and playing cars with Avery.In addition to her mother, Sherry was preceded in...
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Mary Sue Crocker

November 17, 1927 - August 27, 2017

Waynesville-Mary Sue “Susie” Crocker, 89, died on Sunday, August 27, 2017, at Haywood Lodge. Susie was born in Johnson County, NC, on November 17, 1927, to the late Harry and Bessie Leatherwood Crocker. Susie loved to travel, play golf, and had a career in banking management. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Waynesville.In addition to her parents, Susie was...
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Elmer Junior Caldwell

April 17, 1932 - August 27, 2017

“Faithful Servant of God”Waynesville, NC – Elmer Junior Caldwell, age 85 passed away on August 27, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was born in Haywood County to the late Arvil and Iola Rhodarmer Caldwell. He was a lifelong resident of Haywood County. He retired from Dayco following 40 years of service. His joy was preaching and teaching the word of God. He also enjoyed his...
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Rose Mary Ashe

February 24, 1957 - August 26, 2017

CLYDE — Rose Mary Ashe, 60, died on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, at The Homestead. Rose Mary was born in Haywood County on Feb. 24, 1957, to the late Charles and Blanche Rogers Kuyendall.In addition to her parents, Rose Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh K. Ashe.Rose Mary is survived by a son, Jeffrey Ashe (Sabrina); a daughter, Lisa Gibson (Jimmy); brothers, Joe Kuyendall (Edith),...
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Anna Jean Angel

December 31, 1930 - August 25, 2017

Waynesville-Anna Jean Crocker Angel, 86, died on Friday, August 25, 2017, at Haywood Lodge. Anna Jean was born in Johnson County, NC, on December 31, 1930, to the late Harry and Bessie Leatherwood Crocker. Anna Jean will be remembered for her amazing crafting ability. She was a retired teacher’s assistant having worked at Maggie Valley and Jonathan Valley Elementary Schools. Anna Jean was a...
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Jack Sherman Munger

May 13, 1952 - August 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Garrett Funeral Home, Waynesville, NC.
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Betty Jean Wyatt

August 22, 1941 - August 23, 2017

Waynesville-Betty Seay Wyatt, 76, died on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at The Homestead. Betty was born in Madison County on August 22, 1941, to the late Wiley and Laurie Parton Seay. Betty enjoyed working puzzles, gardening, and playing bingo. She was a faithful member of Camp Branch Freewill Baptist Church where she attended until her health declined.In addition to her parents, Betty was...
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Ralph Edward Hughes

June 26, 1953 - August 20, 2017

Clyde-Ralph Edward Hughes, 64, died on Sunday, August 20, 2017, at The Homestead. Ralph was born in Haywood County on June 26, 1953, to the late Albert and Allie Clark Hughes. Ralph was a hardworking man who enjoyed hunting.In addition to his parents, Ralph was preceded in death by his sister, Doris Hughes Justice.Ralph is survived by his brother, David Hughes (Deanna); sisters Kathy Hooper (Don)...
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Lowell Thomas Hannah

January 13, 1936 - August 16, 2017

Maggie Valley-Lowell Thomas Hannah, died on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. Lowell was born in Little Cataloochee, on January 13, 1936, to the late Mark E. and Verda Messer Hannah. He enjoyed being outdoors, especially mowing, working with his tractor, trout fishing, camping, and visiting Cataloochee. His father, Mark, was the first Park Ranger at Cataloochee. Lowell loved to tinker and was able to...
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Edwin McCall

November 2, 1930 - August 8, 2017

Waynesville, NC – Edwin D. McCall, 86 passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was born in Jackson County on November 2, 1930 to the late James Lewis and Elsie Middleton McCall.Edwin served his country honorably in the United States Army. He worked at Wellco for many years and later retired from Dayco with over 30 years of service. He was a lifetime member of...
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Janis H. Godwin

June 19, 1940 - August 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Garrett Funeral Home, Waynesville, NC.
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Dewey Anthony Cockman

December 2, 1944 - August 2, 2017

Dewey Anthony Cockman, 73, of Arden North Carolina passed peacefully at the home of his youngest daughter in Madison Alabama on August 2, 2017 after a period of declining health.He was born December 2, 1944 in Portsmouth, Virginia to Isom and Margaret Cockman. Dewey was raised in Greensboro, North Carolina and graduated from Grimsley High School in 1963. Following graduation, he enlisted in the U...
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Donna Ann Towsey

January 4, 1956 - August 1, 2017

Waynesville, NC-Donna Ann McDermott Towsey, a long-time resident of the Haywood County, passed away Tuesday, August 1, at Maggie Valley Rehabilitation Center. Born on January 4, 1956 in New York, New York, Donna received her Degree in Business Administration from Montreat College in 2001. She was a part of the Lake Junaluska family for 20 years before she retired in 2015. Donna loved cooking...
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Laura Macey Holcomb

March 2, 1923 - July 27, 2017

Waynesville-Laura Macey Holcomb, 94, died on Thursday, July 27, 2017, at her residence. Macey was born in Marshall County, Alabama, the oldest of eight children, on March 2, 1923, to the late Albert Theo and Lora Grace Yarborough Cook who were sharecroppers. She worked hard all her life, having raised her siblings, even naming them. Macey also worked hard helping her husband being successful in...
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Nancy Barbara Monteith

September 7, 1925 - July 21, 2017

“Beloved Mother”Nancy Barbara Wright Monteith, 91, of Waynesville, passed away Thursday, July 21, 2017 at Autumn Care Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was born September 7, 1925 in Haywood County to the late Wynter and Hazel Wright.Before becoming a mother, Barbara was employed by Dayco of Waynesville. She enjoyed her family, gardening, pets, and being outdoors. She was a longtime...
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Ina Ruth Normand

August 22, 1922 - July 21, 2017

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Hubert Marshall Topper

September 6, 1925 - July 18, 2017

Waynesville, NC – After an extended illness, Hubert Marshall Topper slipped away peacefully at his home. He was born September 6, 1925 in Memphis, TN to Samuel and Sarah Bierman Topper.He is preceded in death by sisters, Evelyn Liebovich (Joseph), Mariam Rosenbloom (David) and beloved grandson, Shlomo Topper.He is survived by his wife, Shirley Topper; sons, Gary Topper (Ellen Caldwell) of...
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Niota Haynes

September 30, 1925 - July 14, 2017

Waynesville-Niota Bradshaw Haynes, 91, died on Friday, July 14, 2017, at Aston Park Health Care and Rehabilitation. Niota was born in Towns County, Georgia on September 30, 1925, to the late Ernest and Cellie Hooper Bradshaw. Private services are planned at a later date.Garrett Funerals and Cremations is caring for the Haynes family. www.garrettfuneralsandcremations.com
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Mary Sue Rayer

December 19, 1925 - July 7, 2017

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Mary Isabel Carpenter

March 4, 1919 - June 29, 2017

Maggie Valley-Sister Mary Isabel Carpenter, 98, died on Thursday, June 29, 2017, at Maggie Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation. Sister Mary Isabel was born in Chicago, IL on March 4, 1919, to the late Herbert Jack and Harriet Elizabeth Lake Carpenter. Sister Mary Isabel was cofounder of St. Joseph Academy in Maggie Valley, NC. She taught kindergarten through third grade, until 2008. She was also...
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Doris Lorraine Watkins

July 15, 1922 - June 27, 2017

Waynesville-Doris Ingram Watkins, 94, passed away on June 27, 2017. Doris was born in Penn Yan, NY on July 15, 1922, to the late Oliver and Catherine Ingram. Doris dedicated most of her life to her family and church. She enjoyed fine food and traveling. She enjoyed a long life of making other people smile and loving her.In addition to her parents Doris was preceded in death by a son, Frederick...
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Ellen Wyatt Mehaffey

April 12, 1938 - June 26, 2017

Waynesville- Ellen Wyatt Mehaffey, 79, died on Monday, June 26, 2017, at The John F. Keever Solace Center. Ellen was born in Haywood County on April 12, 1938, to the late James and Rhoda Conard Wyatt. Ellen enjoyed talking on the phone, attending church, especially tent revivals and working in her garden. Most of all she enjoyed being a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great...
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Duke Duke James

September 15, 1936 - June 24, 2017

Waynesville, NC – Francis Duke James, Sr., age 80, passed away June 24, 2017 at The Homestead. Duke was born in Mocksville, NC on September 15, 1936, to the late Clarence Bruce, Sr. and Laura Grace Sheek James.Duke and his wife owned and operated Hazelwood Pharmacy for many years. He loved and enjoyed his children, grandchildren and his church family at Faith United Methodist Church.In...
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Jane Bernadine Ray

December 10, 1926 - June 23, 2017

Jane Bernadine Smithwick Ray, age 90, passed away Friday, June 23, 2017 at Haywood Lodge and Retirement. She was born in Hyde County, NC to the late Cleve and Roberta Smithwick.In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Avon Osceola Ray, Jr.Left to cherish her memory is her son, Cleve Ray and wife Margaret; daughter, Carolyn Smith and husband Brian; four grandchildren...
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Robert Lee Mitchell

January 20, 1970 - June 16, 2017

Waynesville, NC – Robert Lee Mitchell “Charlie”, 47, passed away June 16, 2017 at Mission Hospital. He was born in Haywood County on January 20, 1970. He is preceded in death by his mother, Lucille Mitchell and brother, James “Peanut” Mitchell.Left to cherish his memory is his sister-in-law, Rhonda Mitchell; sister, Betty Rich; and a host of extended family members...
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Joyce Broker

December 7, 1925 - June 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Garrett Funeral Home, Waynesville, NC.
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Mary Leota Lockman

April 20, 1920 - June 13, 2017

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Kenneth Ronald Fletcher

August 18, 1946 - June 12, 2017

Maggie Valley, NC – Kenneth R. Fletcher, 70, passed away Monday, June 12, 2017. He was born on August 18, 1946 to the late George and Gertrude Fletcher. He retired from CSX Railroad following 40 years of service.Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 53 years, Judy Fletcher; children, Frances McMillan, Cynthia Spampanato, and Kenneth M. Fletcher; grandchildren, Morgan McMillan, Mac...
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Fay Maxine Ross

September 14, 1930 - June 11, 2017

Waynesville, NC - Fay Ross went to be with our Lord on June 11, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Charlie and Nettie Estes Buchanan of Waynesville. Fay was a life-long resident of Haywood County and member of Allen’s Creek Baptist Church. She was a loving mother and grandmother and a dedicated homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, James D. Ross of Waynesville; daughter,...
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Geraldine James

February 2, 1936 - June 10, 2017

Waynesville, NC – Geraldine Keenum James, age 81, passed away June 10, 2017 at Autumn Care Nursing and Rehab. She was born in Gastonia, NC on February 2, 1936 to the late Ralph Francis and Addie Parker Keenum.She was a pharmacist for 53 years in Haywood and surrounding counties. Her and her husband owned and operated Hazelwood Pharmacy for many years. She loved & enjoyed her children,...
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Jim Carpenter

October 26, 1954 - June 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Garrett Funeral Home, Waynesville, NC.
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Pat Holland Messer

February 22, 1943 - June 8, 2017

Waynesville-Patricia Holland Messer, age 74 passed away suddenly on Thursday, June 8, 2017, at Memorial Mission Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Clell Holland and Blanche Holland Rogers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by Dallas Holland Mathis, the aunt who raised her. Pat is survived by her husband of 56 wonderful years, Harold Dean Messer. She is also survived by...
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Lillian Lena Hannah

January 9, 1932 - June 5, 2017

Waynesville, NC – Lillian Lena Hembree Hannah, 85, passed away Monday, June 5, 2017 at the John F. Keever Solace Center. Born on January 9, 1932 to the late Harry and Clara Medford Hembree, she lived most of her life in Haywood County.As a young lady, she played the piano at church. Very recently she said she remembered all those songs and their page numbers. Over the years, she enjoyed art...
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Alice Murriel Gibson

December 15, 1961 - June 5, 2017

“Loved By All”Waynesville, NC – Alice Murriel Gibson, 55 passed away Monday, June 5, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was born in Haywood County on December 15, 1961 to the late Hobert and Cleo Gibson. She was an avid collector of Wolves. She also enjoyed drawing and spending time with her family.In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by husband, Jim Messer...
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Judith Ann Barnett

August 5, 1941 - June 4, 2017

Waynesville-Judith S. Barnett, 75, passed away on Sunday, June 4, 2017. Judy was born in Haywood County on August 5, 1941, to the late Monroe and Inez Troutman Smith. Judy enjoyed crocheting, cooking, sitting in the sun, and playing on her tablet. In addition to her parents, Judy was preceded in death by her husband WH “Bug” Barnette; and a sister, Joy Crawford.Judy is survived by a...
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Beverly Diane Guy

March 19, 1950 - June 2, 2017

Waynesville-Beverly Diane Guy, 67, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, June 2, 2017, at The Homestead. Beverly was born in Haywood County on March 19, 1950, to the late Wade and Anne Sorrells Guy. Beverly enjoyed spending time at the beach and the casino. Most of all she loved spending time with her family. Beverly retired from the Town of Waynesville after 30 years of faithful...
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Bryan Scott Morris

November 10, 1962 - June 1, 2017

Bryan Scott Morris, 54, died on Thursday, June 1, 2017, at Mission Hospital-Memorial Campus, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Bryan was born in Volusia County, Florida, on November 10, 1962, to the late Rudolph and Frances Villaro Morris.Private services are planned.Garrett Funerals and Cremations is caring for the Morris family. www.garrettfuneralsandcremations.com
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John Judson Moore

September 15, 1932 - June 1, 2017

John Moore passed away peacefully on June 1st. Loving husband of Nancy and children Jon, Heather and Brooke, 6 Grandchildren and many Great Grandchildren. He volunteered with the County Fair, Boy Scouts, the Nature Center, Kituwah, B.E.A.R. Closet and many local events. Friends and Family will remember his wit and humor. John served in the Air Force during the Korean War. A Memorial Service will...
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Eleanor Gertrude Soderstrom

September 4, 1930 - May 30, 2017

Eleanor Soderstrom, of Waynesville, passed away at Maggie Valley Nursing Home on May 30, 2017. She was born in Chicago, on September 4, 1930, the oldest child of Otto and Gertrude Deitz Schwarz. Eleanor married Dick Soderstrom on October 8, 1949. Eleanor and Dick had four sons. Curt, and wife, Amy, live in Waynesville. Steve and wife, Bobbi, live in Clyde. Scott and wife, Carol, live in Darien,...
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Conna Mae Kosch

March 13, 1937 - May 29, 2017

Conna Mae Kosch, 80, died on Monday, May 29, 2017, at her residence. Conna was born in Benton Harbor, Michigan, on March 13, 1937, to the late Forrest and Ada Mae Root Ledyard.Private services are planned.Garrett Funerals and Cremations is caring for the Kosch family. www.garrettfuneralsandcremations.com
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Pansey Hensley

May 16, 1953 - May 27, 2017

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Mary Elizabeth Goodson

April 1, 1921 - May 27, 2017

Bethel – Mary Elizabeth Potts Goodson, age 96 passed away on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Silverbluff Nursing Home. She was born in Jackson County, was the daughter of the late Roy and Florence Potts. She was preceded in death by her husband Clayborn N. Goodson, who died in 1988 and brothers, John, Charles and two sisters Daphne and Edith Potts.She is survived by two sons, David Goodson and...
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Melissa Gay Williams

September 19, 1949 - May 26, 2017

1949 – 2017Maggie Valley, NC - Melissa Gay Williams, age 67 passed away Friday, May 26, 2017 at St. Joseph Hospital in Asheville, NC. She was born in Miami, FL on September 19, 1949.Melissa worked for many years at Southern Bell. Following her years with the phone company, she devoted her time and talents to grooming pets.She is preceded in death by parents, and brother, Allan Williams...
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William James Handley

January 25, 1938 - May 25, 2017

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Hilda Anne Hall

January 14, 1939 - May 19, 2017

Waynesville-Hilda Anne Hall, 78, died on Friday, May 19, 2017, at her residence. Anne was born in Proctor, North Carolina, on January 14, 1939, to the late Andrew and Fannie Payne Hall. She enjoyed square dancing, NASCAR, and watching Westerns. Most of all she loved getting together with her family, especially at Thanksgiving and Christmas. In addition to her parents, Anne was preceded in death...
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Joe Edwin West

June 19, 1935 - May 18, 2017

Waynesville-Joe Edwin West, 81, died on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at his residence. Joe was born in Haywood County on June 19, 1935, to the late Homer and Tulon Sisk West. In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by a brother, Dowe West.Joe is survived by his wife of 54 years, Wanda Davis West; two sons, Jeffrey West (Gabriele) and Timothy West (Anne); his grandchildren, Charles Short,...
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Peggy Duncan

July 10, 1927 - May 15, 2017

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Michele Renee Ingraffia

May 11, 1966 - May 9, 2017

Loving MotherMichele Renee Ingraffia, 50, died on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Michele was born in Bedford Heights, Ohio on May 11, 1966. Michele was a loving mother who loved cooking, flowers, butterflies and nurturing others.A celebration of Michele’s lfe will be held at a later date in Florida.Garrett Funerals and Cremations is caring for the Ingraffia family. www.garrettfuneralsandcremations...
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Louise Kirkpatrick

August 16, 1933 - May 8, 2017

“Beloved Mother, Grandmother & Great Grandmother”Waynesville, NC – Louise Burgess Kirkpatrick, 83, passed away Monday, May 8, 2017. She was born August 16, 1933 in Haywood County to the late James and Mae Burr Sanford Burgess. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Rubin Kirkpatrick; brother, Paul Burgess; great granddaughter, Chloe Kirkpatrick...
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Robert D. Whitner

June 23, 1943 - April 29, 2017

Robert "Bob" D. Whitner, 73 of Waynesville, NC passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017 at The Homestead. He was born on June 23, 1943 to the late Lawrence Dewey and Martha Jane Conner Whitner. Bob retired from the Town of Waynesville as a Supervisor for the Water Treatment Plant. He attended Rocky Branch Freewill Baptist Church.In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by sisters,...
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Grady Madison Hurst

October 3, 1924 - April 19, 2017

Grady M. Hurst, Jr., 92, died on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Grady was born in Thomas County, Georgia on October 3, 1924, to the late Grady M. Sr. and Minnie Lee Reagan Hurst. Grady was a retired railroad employee. Grady is survived by his wife, Florence Ann King Hurst; a daughter, Cathy Helms; and a son, Charles Hurst.Private services will be held at a later date.A message of comfort may be left...
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Betty Sue Sheehan

November 28, 1931 - April 18, 2017

1931 – 2017Waynesville, NC – Betty Sue Sheehan, 85, passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at Autumn Care Nursing and Rehab. She was born in Haywood County on November 28, 1931 to the late Lloyd and Oakla Brendle Sheehan. Left to cherish her memory is her Sisters, Sharon Long and husband, Melvyn and Patsy Roberts and husband, Bob; and several nieces and nephews.Graveside service will be...
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Ann Ruff

August 27, 1927 - April 16, 2017

Waynesville-Ann Derrick Ruff, 89, died on Sunday, April 16, 2017, at Mission Hospital-Memorial Campus. Ann was born in Haywood County on August 27, 1927, to the late Arthur Newman Derrick and the late Nina McCall Derrick. Ann enjoyed yard sales, flea markets, and metal detecting. Most of all she loved spending time with her “boys” and her grandchildren.In addition to her parents, Ann...
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David Alexander

September 11, 1952 - April 13, 2017

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Davis Hugh Rhodarmer

July 22, 1938 - April 10, 2017

Waynesville-Davis Hugh Rhodarmer, 78, died on Monday, April 10, 2017. Davis was born in Haywood County on July 22, 1938, to the late Davis Dock and Maude Lee Messer Rhodarmer. He enjoyed building bird houses and feeders, fishing, bee keeping, and working in his garden. Davis retired from Dayco in 1995 after 22 years of faithful service. He truly loved his “girls” and his grandchildren...
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Sylvia Burnette Wright

September 14, 1933 - March 29, 2017

"Beloved Mother & Nannie"Waynesville, NC - Sylvia Burnette Wright, age 83, passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was born in Haywood County on September 14, 1933 to the late Gaston and Ossie Anders Burnette. Sylvia was a longtime member of Pleasant Balsam Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and taking care of others.In addition to her parents, she is...
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Anna Kay Burris

August 21, 1931 - March 27, 2017

1931 – 2017Waynesville, NC – Anna Kay Head Burris, 85, passed away Monday, March 28, 2017 at The Homestead. She was born in Haywood County on August 21, 1931 to the late Robert and Bonnie Anders Head.Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 47 years, Tommy Burris; one daughter; three sons; two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.A graveside burial will be held privately...
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Gwendolyne Joy Nichols

April 7, 1931 - March 26, 2017

Waynesville, NC - Gwendolyne Joy Nichols passed from this life peacefully Sunday March 26th, surrounded by nieces and nephews. Joy was born in Gastonia N.C. on April 7, 1931 and lived the majority of her life in Waynesville. She was preceded in death by her parents Andy and Hazel Brogdon Wyatt and a Sister Audrey High. She is survived by her devoted husband of 67 years Lindon “Toot&rdquo...
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Mary Etta Putnam

February 28, 1930 - March 25, 2017

Waynesville-Mary Etta Aldridge Putnam, 87, passed away on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at Haywood Regional Medical Center. Mary was born in Haywood County on February 28, 1930, to the late James and Lula Presley Aldridge. Mary loved to travel, especially going on cruises with family and going to the beach, but her favorite thing to do was going to Lake Chatuge. Mary enjoyed spending time with her...
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Mark Wayne McClure

June 9, 1976 - March 24, 2017

Mark Wayne McClure, 40, died peacefully on Friday, March 24, 2017, after a long illness. Wayne was born in Haywood County, on June 9, 1976, to Mark Walter McClure (Mary Ann) and Mary Bolden Lanning (Gary). Wayne enjoyed hunting, fishing, being outdoors, and riding motorcycles. Wayne was an avid Seattle Seahawks fan who loved his family and his friends.Wayne was preceded in death by his paternal...
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Juanita Louise Cable

July 10, 1934 - March 23, 2017

Waynesville-Juanita H. Cable, 82, went Home to be with Jesus on Thursday, March 23, 2017. The world lost an angel who loved God, her family, playing the piano by ear, cooking, camping with her family, and being with her grandchildren. Juanita was born in Haywood County on July 10, 1934, to the late “Daddy Claude” and “Granny Hill”. She retired from Haywood County Hospital...
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George McLain Sheehan

August 13, 1919 - March 20, 2017

“WWII Veteran”Hazelwood, NC – George McLain Sheehan, 97, passed away Monday, March 20, 2017 at The Homestead of Clyde.George was born in Corbin County, KY on August 13, 1919 to the late Earl and Ethel Mehaffey Sheehan. He served his country honorably during WWII in the US Army Airforce. He retired from the Hazelwood Post Office following several years of service.In addition to...
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Theodore Walter Rowe

April 22, 1936 - March 19, 2017

Beloved Husband, Father & GrandfatherMaggie Valley, NC – Theodore “Ted” Rowe, age 80, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Mission Hospital in Asheville. He was born on April 22, 1936 to the late John and Evelyn Shields Rowe.Ted served his country honorably in the Marine Corps. He was a retired Police Officer from the Port Authority of NY/NJ following 20 years of service....
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Raymond Eugene Crimmel

October 1, 1922 - March 19, 2017

Mills River-Raymond Eugene Crimmel, 94, died on Sunday, March 19, 2017, at the Eckerd Living Center. Raymond was born in Neodesha, Kansas, on October 1, 1922, to the late Henry and Nelle Hamblin Crimmel. Raymond enjoyed reading, working on his computer, camping, tennis, woodworking, and traveling. Raymond was an Engineering Professor and also was instrumental in the Apollo Space Program. He...
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Barbara Ann Owen

May 7, 1947 - March 14, 2017

Barbara Grasty Owen, of Waynesville, went to her heavenly home on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Barbara was born in Haywood County to the late Medford Grasty and Beatrice Conard. She was a member of North Hazelwood Baptist Church. Barbara loved working in her yard and flowers. She also liked NASCAR and drag racing.In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Owen, who...
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Glenn Andrew Phillips

September 8, 1931 - March 5, 2017

Waynesville-Glenn A. Phillips, 85, died on Sunday, March 5, 2017. Glenn was born in Haywood County on September 8, 1931, to the late James and Margaret Phillips. Glenn was a rock mason by trade and enjoyed hunting, fishing, digging ramps, working in his garden, and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.In addition to his parents, Glenn was preceded in death by a sister,...
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Martha Lou Lanning

January 16, 1947 - March 5, 2017

1947 – 2017Waynesville, NC – Martha B. Lanning, 70, passed away peacefully, Sunday, March 5, 2017 at her home. She was born on January 16, 1947 to the late Robert and Mary Green Burgess. She retired from BASF in Candler following 29 ½ years of service. Following her retirement she worked at the Balsam Mountain Inn and Haywood Regional Medical Center.In addition to her parents,...
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Lucillia Eleanor Boyd

June 25, 1920 - March 5, 2017

Celebrating the life of Lucillia B. Boyd. Born in Guadelupe, California, June 25, 1920 to Manuel S. and Marie (Avila) Bezerra. She attended and graduated from Holy Names College in Oakland, California in 1942 then went to work as a teacher for the Oakland City School System. She married USN CWO Frank C. Boyd of Waynesville in 1944. She passed away March 5, 2017 in Maggie Valley, NC.Lu was an...
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Valerie Elaine Evans

April 13, 1983 - February 27, 2017

Valerie E. Evans“Beloved Mother and Niece”Valerie E. Evans, 33, of Clyde, NC passed away unexpectedly on February 27, 2017. She was born in Haywood County on April 13, 1983.She was a devoted and loving mother to her children.She is preceded in death by her mother, Deborah Evans.Survivors include, two sons, Patrick Cornette and Nicholas Puckett; her brother, Daniel Phillips; and...
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David William Messer

December 14, 1949 - February 26, 2017

“1949 - 2017”David William Messer, 67, of Waynesville, NC passed away February 26, 2017 at his residence. He was born in Haywood County on December 14, 1949 to the late Leonard and Jacklyn Gemin Messer. David was a 1968 graduate of Trotwood Madison High School in Trotwood, OH. He served his country honorably in the US Army during Vietnam. He was a former Haywood County Deputy...
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Pearl Riggins

February 9, 1926 - February 24, 2017

“Our Special Aunt”Waynesville-Pearl Greene Riggins “Aunt Pearl”, 91, passed away, February 24, 2017, at Silver Bluff Nursing Home. Pearl was born in Swain County on February 9, 1926, to the late Ellis M. and Mary Messer Greene. She lived in Haywood County most of her life. Pearl retired from Dayco Industries following 35 years of service. She was a member of East...
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Rufus McClain Green

January 21, 1922 - February 19, 2017

Waynesville-Rufus “Mack” McClain Green, 95, passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2017, at Pigeon Valley Assisted Living. Mack was born in Haywood County on January 21, 1922, to the late Lawrence and Olive Jane Boone Green. Mack was truly devoted to his family. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, and just being outdoors. Mack was a combat veteran of World War II having served in the...
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Harry Dale Monteith

July 10, 1928 - February 18, 2017

“United States Air Force Veteran”Harry Dale Monteith, 88, of Waynesville, passed away Saturday, February 18, 2017 at The Homestead. He was born July 10, 1928 in Bushnell, NC in Swain County to the late Harley Bowen and Dixie Savannah Moss Monteith.Harry served his country honorably in the United States Air Force for 22 years. He retired from Sears following 18 years of service. He...
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Deborah Kaye Ledford

January 15, 1956 - February 17, 2017

“In Loving Memory”Candler – Deborah Walker “Debbie” Ledford, age 61 passed away, February 17, 2017.Deborah is preceded in death by her father, Fred Walker; mother, Dalphine Cooper; Sisters, Dorothy Payne and Marilyn Walker, and daughter, Tawnya Payne.Deborah is survived by her husband of 40 years, Jack Ledford; daughter, Amy Michelle Woodby; brother, Lee Walker; step...
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Billy Lee Kennedy

February 6, 1946 - February 15, 2017

Billy Kennedy, 71 of Winston Salem passed away, February 15, 2017. He was born February 6, 1946 to the late William and Nellie Kennedy.Survivors include, his wife, Patricia Blackwell Balentine Kennedy; Sons, Tommy Lee Kennedy, Timothy Lee Kennedy, daughter, Tabatha Bolin and their mother, Mary Kennedy; several brothers, Jerry, Bruce, Danny, and Tony Kennedy, sisters, Mary Spach; grandchildren and...
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Ruby Lee Clement

October 2, 1934 - February 15, 2017

Maggie Valley – Ruby Lee Rich Clement, 82, passed away Wednesday February 15, 2017 at the Abernethy Laurels Retirement Community in Newton, NC. She was born October 2, 1934 to the late Charlie Lee Rich and Zeomia Vanalee McGaha Rich. She was a graduate of Waynesville Township High School, worked most of her life as a dedicated house wife, loving wife, mother, and prolific farmer. In...
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Ruel Davis

January 10, 1967 - February 13, 2017

1967 – 2017Hazelwood, NC - Ruel Davis, 50 passed away at his home on February 13, 2017. He was born on January 10, 1967 to the late Jerry Davis and Sara Johnson. He loved Blugrass music, Pickings, Square Dancing, Nascar and Balsam.He is preceded in death by daughter, Kendra Davis.Left to cherish his memory are his extended family, Mary Ann Moore, Deborah Evans, Kendra Moore, Ronnie and...
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Wanda Barker Mills

July 4, 1949 - February 11, 2017

Clyde-Wanda Barker Mills, 67, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, February 11, 2017, at Haywood Regional Medical Center. Wanda was born in Haywood County on July 4, 1949, to the late James Garland and Emma Mae Queen Barker and was the youngest of eleven children. Wanda, who co-started NC Sunset Builders and Millbrook Log Homes, Inc., was a business entrepreneur who graduated from...
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Barbara Lee Armor

August 1, 1927 - February 11, 2017

Hendersonville-Barbara Miller Armor, 89, went to be with her Lord and Savior on February 11, 2017, at Givens Health Center. Barbara was born in Greensburg, PA, on August 1, 1927, to the late Howard S. and Leola Brockett Miller. She married Robert Edwin Armor, on August 25, 1950, and settled in Irwin, PA. Together they raised three loving children, Roberta, Larry, and Cindy.Throughout their...
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Cordell Lewis Bradley

July 3, 1917 - February 11, 2017

Maggie Valley-Cordell Lewis Bradley, 99, died on Saturday, February 11, 2017, at Maggie Valley Nursing and Rehab. Cordell was born in Maggie Valley, on July 3, 1917, to the late Arthur and Mettie Setzer Bradley. Cordell retired from the State of North Carolina as a surveyor and served honorably in the Army during World War II. He was a member of East Waynesville Baptist Church.In addition to his...
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Janice Louise PAYNE

April 5, 1941 - February 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Garrett Funeral Home, Waynesville, NC.
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Salma Saukans

September 2, 1926 - February 9, 2017

Asheville- Salma Saukans, 90, died on February 9, 2017, at Mission Hospital. Salma was born in Tukums, Latvia, on September 2, 1926. Salma was a nurse in Infant Care at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Salma is survived by her niece, Anna Scherrill; and her nephews, John Gudris and Pete Gudris.There will be a celebration of life service held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church at a later date....
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Billy Earl McLeod

August 29, 1933 - February 9, 2017

Canton-Billy Earl McLeod, 83, died suddenly on Thursday, February 09, 2017. Bill was born in Perry, Florida, on August 29, 1933, to the late William and Annie Odom McLeod. Bill taught US History and retired after many years of faithful service. He enjoyed shooting handguns, working with computers, and reading, especially anything about history. Most of all Bill loved his wife, Janice.Bill is...
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Douglas Monroe Hannah

December 31, 1949 - February 5, 2017

Waynesville-Douglas Monroe Hannah, 67, died on Sunday, February 5, 2017, at The Homestead. Doug was born on December 31, 1949, in Haywood County to the late Carl Bryson and Lorena Messer Hannah. Doug was well known mechanic for many years. He attended Cove Creek Baptist Church and was always faithful to attend the New Year’s Singing at Thad Woods Auction.In addition to his parents, Doug was...
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Frank Graham Greene

February 22, 1928 - February 3, 2017

“1928 - 2017”Frank Graham Greene, 88, of the Fines Creek Community went to be with the Lord on Friday, February 3, 2017. He was born in Haywood County on February 22, 1928 to the late James Baxter and Sophia McElroy Greene. Frank was a lifelong farmer in the Fines Creek community of Haywood County. He was a longtime member of Fines Creek Memorial Baptist Church where he served as...
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Patsy McCarthy

August 1, 1939 - January 30, 2017

Patsy Swayngim McCarthy, 77 passed away at Silver Bluff Village on Monday, January 30, 2017. Patsy was born on August 1, 1939, to the late Grover C. and Della Kay Swayngim. Patsy was a member of Barberville Baptist Church.In addition to her parents, Patsy was preceded in death by her daughter, April Mendola; and two brothers and two sisters.Patsy is survived by her two sons, Tim Ruff (Betty Jo)...
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Alan Duncan Philbrick

May 11, 1927 - January 29, 2017

Waynesville-Alan Duncan Philbrick, 89, died on Sunday, January 29, 2017, at Silver Bluff Nursing Home. Alan was born in Melrose, Massachusetts on May 11, 1927, to the late Clifton Tracy and Elizabeth Stirton Laburn Philbrick. Alan enjoyed restoring cars, especially Cadillacs. He also bread and showed Miniature Poodles, with one dog making its way to Madison Square Gardens. Alan traveled the world...
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Novella Sawyer

March 8, 1920 - January 29, 2017

Waynesville-Novella Murphy Sawyer, 96, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sunday, January 29, 2017, at Macon Valley Nursing Home and Rehab. Novella was born in Graham County on March 8, 1920, to the late Merritt and Belle Pilkington Murphy. Novella enjoyed traveling and flowers. She worked at Dayco for several years and won the Dayco Beauty Pageant two years in a row. Novella...
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