February 13, 2016
Obituaries

Glenda Adeline Messer
Glenda Adeline Messer (59) passed away on February 6, 2016 at her home in Bryson City, NC. She was born on November 13, 1956 in Swain County to Robert and Tempie McMahan. Glenda grew up in Bryson C...
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Faye Breedlove Randolph
Faye Breedlove Randolph, age 75 of Sunset Lane died Sunday, February 7, 2016. She was born on June 1, 1940 in Swain County to the late Graden Dillard and Dora Adele Dehart Breedlove. Funeral servic...
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Clayton Gillette (Jerry),
Clayton Gillette (Jerry), 83, of the Alarka Community passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at his residence. He was preceded in death by his son Dwight Sisson III. He is survived by his wife Cathe...
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Winnie J. Ball Cook
Winnie J. Ball Cook, 79, formerly of Bryson City, NC went home to be with the Lord on January 27, 2016 in Mississippi. She was the daughter of the late Julius and Ida Lane Ball. She was preceded in...
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Roberta Messer Powell
Roberta Powell, also affectionately known as Mother, Mom, Mommie, Bucky Jane, Bert, and Powell took Gods hands on February 3, 2016 to greet her heavenly Father, Mother, Father, Brother, Sisters and...
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Pauline Webb Brawley
Asheville - Pauline Webb Brawley passed away at Givens Health Care Center in Asheville, NC on February 3, 2016. She was born to Joseph Edgar and Pearl Bailey Webb on July 21, 1918 in Statesville, N...
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Faye Bowers Palmer
Faye Bowers Palmer, 51, of the Qualla Community, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday February 2, 2016. A native of Jackson County she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Reva Bowers. In addit...
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Mary Birchfield Tabor
Mary Birchfield Tabor, 72, of the Alarka Community went home to be with the Lord Friday, February 5, 2016. A native of Cocke County, TN. She was the daughter of the late Howard Wilson and Onie Cagl...
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Thanh (Kevin) Trinh
Thanh (Kevin) Trinh, 45, former owner of Nail Solutions Bryson City passed away Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. A native of Vietnam, he is survived by his wife Mehan (Jenny) and son Henry. Also surviving ar...
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Darlene Denny Kauffman
Darlene Denny Kauffman, 64, of Andrews passed away Monday, January 25, 2016. A granddaughter, Emma Longwith lives in Bryson City. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 PM Saturday, February 6 in ...
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Vivian Muse Macon
Vivian Muse Macon, 92, passed away peacefully on January 18 at her home in Bryson City. Vivian was born in Asheville to Troy Muse and Nellie Welch Muse. She grew up in the Welch family home in Bush...
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Dalton Scott Gunter
Dalton Scott Gunter, 21, of Cherokee, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, January 22, 2016. A lifelong resident of Swain County, he was the son of Gary Scott Gunter of Whittier and Tiffany and M...
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Laura Catherine Chaney Isberg
Laura Catherine Chaney Isberg, 79, of Bryson City passed away on Jan 24, 2016. She was a member of the Bryson City United Methodist Church. Born in California, raised in Kansas, she earned a degree...
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Sherry Taylor Southards
Sherry Taylor Southards, born July 23, 1965, went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, January 21, 2016 with her husband at her side. She is survived by her husband, Christopher Southards; two son...
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Reverend James Harvey Gass
Reverend James Harvey Gass, of Whittier, NC, born September 10, 1927 to Taylor and Hazel Gass, took Gods hand on January 19, 2016 and crossed over to the Promised Land. He is walking the Streets of...
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Melanie Branton McCormick
Melanie Branton McCormick, age 50, of Topsail Beach, NC passed away January 15 from injuries sustained in a car accident. She was born November 18, 1965 in Sylva, NC to Charles and Delight Woody Br...
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Edna D. Anthony Jenkins
Edna D. Anthony Jenkins, 93, of Bryson City went home to be with the Lord Friday, January 15, 2016. She was a member of Deep Creek Baptist Church. Edna was active in the Jail Ministry in Swain Coun...
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Cecil Millsaps
Ranlo, NC — Cecil Millsaps, 84, passed away on Friday, January 15, 2016. Born in Bryson City, NC, he was the youngest of 13 children of the late James Robert Millsaps and Lilly Millsaps. Mr. Millsa...
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John (Jack) Fitzgerald Hunt, Jr.
John (Jack) Fitzgerald Hunt, Jr. 71, of Bryson City went to be with Jesus Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at his residence. Jack served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard. He starred in many local theat...
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Freda Cline
Freda Cline, 75, of the Galbreath Creek Community went home to be with the Lord Monday January 11, 2016 at her residence. A native of Putnam County, Tennessee she was the daughter of the late Louis...
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Dorie Villareal Greene
Dorie Villareal Greene, 62, of Bryson City went home to be with the Lord Saturday, January 9, 2015 at her residence. She was preceded in death by her father, Martin Villareal and her brother, Mitch...
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Clara Mashburn Hancock
Clara Mashburn Hancock, 82, of the Silvermine Community went home to be with the Lord Thursday January 7, 2016 in a Swain County Hospital. A native of Swain County she was the daughter of the late ...
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James Arnold Cooper
James Arnold Cooper, 86, of Cherokee, NC, died January 6, 2016. He was born to Arnold and Myrtle Cooper on May 31, 1929—their first son and fifth of 9 children. An enrolled member of the Eastern Ba...
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Albert Edwin “Ed” Watson
Albert Edwin “Ed” Watson, 86, of Bryson City went home to be with the Lord and his wife Imogene on Monday January 4, 2016. A native of Swain County he was the son of the late Albert Dillard and Gra...
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Douglas (Doug) Wayne Ballew Jr.
Douglas (Doug) Wayne Ballew Jr., 54, of Bryson City went home to be with the Lord Friday January 1, 2016. A native of Swain County he was the son of Wanda Kirkland Ballew of Bryson City and the lat...
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Jerome Roscoe Lindsey
A tragic accident took the life of long time resident, and retired employee of the Town of Bryson City, Jerome Roscoe Lindsey, on January 1, 2016. Roscoe spent many years working on, and later supe...
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Annie Louise Cline McFalls
Annie Louise Cline McFalls, 79, of Bryson City passed away Monday, December 21, 2015. Born in Swain County, she was the daughter of the late George and Pearl Wiggins Cline. She had worked at Tuckas...
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Roy Daniel Cable
Rev. Roy Daniel Cable, 76, left this world on December 25, 2015. A native of Haywood County, NC, he was the son of George Patterson and Elva Crisp Cable. He gave his life to pastoring churches in N...
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Mary Dean (Lang) Cornwall
Mary Dean (Lang) Cornwall, 94, widow of Richard Cornwall, former seasonal resident of Kirklands Creek 1973-1990 and Ela Campground 1992-2015, passed away December 27, 2015. Survivors are daughter C...
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Clifford Lee DeHart
Clifford Lee DeHart, 70, of the Bryson Branch Community went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, December 24, 2015. A native of Swain County, he was the son of the late Clyde and Bertha Rickman DeH...
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Gladys Crisp Woody
Gladys Crisp Woody, 95, of the Galbreath Creek Community, went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, December 23, 2015 in a Jackson County Hospital. A native of Swain County she was the daughter of ...
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Paula Smith
Paula Smith, 55, of Hyatt Creek Rd. passed away Wednesday December 9, 2015 at her residence. A native of Dillon Co. SC, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Louise Smith. She owned and manag...
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Lorenza Payne
Lorenza Payne, 87, of Deaton Young Rd., Lexington passed away Thursday, December 17, 2015 in Brian Center Nursing Home. Mr. Payne was born July 6, 1928 in Swain County to R.G. Payne and Dora Stanfo...
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Christopher Pittman
Christopher Pittman, 36, of Cody Road, Macon County, went home to be with Jesus Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015 after a long bout with cancer. He will be greatly missed. A graduate of Swain West Elementary a...
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Annie Marie (Ann) Browning Culpepper
Cornelius, NC -- Annie Marie (Ann) Browning Culpepper was born on Dec 11, 1932 in Swain County, NC to Gladys Shuler Browning and Humphrey Posey Browning. She grew up in Bryson City, graduated from ...
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Edith Bradley
Edith Bradley, 76, of the Laurel Branch community passed away Sunday, December 13, 2015 in a Jackson County Hospital. A native of Swain County, she was the daughter of the late France Harvey and Lo...
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James Timothy (Tim) Houser
James Timothy (Tim) Houser, 50, of Bryson City went home to be with the Lord Saturday, December 12, 2015 at John F. Keever Jr. Solace Center in Asheville, NC. A native of Gaston County and five yea...
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Ronald Duane (Ron) Lewis
Ronald Duane (Ron) Lewis, 46, of Bryson City, North Carolina, passed away on Saturday, December 5th, 2015, at the Missions Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina, following a lengthy illness. He is ...
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Bonnie McGoun
Bonnie McGoun, 84, of the Alarka Community, passed away Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at a Jackson County Hospital. The family received friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Friday at the Chapel of Cris...
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Alfred Bubba White
Bubba White, 45, passed away on December 3, 2015. He was born in Marble Falls, Texas on January 15, 1970. He was currently employed by Southland Contracting. He spent most of his life as a TBM oper...
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