July 31, 2015
Obituaries

Max Cooper
Max Cooper, 82, of Whittier passed away Monday, July 20, 2015. He was the son of the late Bill and Lena Cooper of Whittier. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Ral...
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Wade Hoyle
Wade Hoyle, 70, of Bryson City went home to be with the Lord Sunday, July 26, 2015 in a Buncombe County hospital. A native of Jackson County, he was the son of the late Luther and Mary Williamson H...
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Connie Lackey DeHart
Connie Lackey DeHart, 65, of Bryson City went home to be with the Lord and her family on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Tom and Mamie Lackey. She is survived by two sons...
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David Lloyd Watkins
David Lloyd Watkins, 91, went home to be with the Lord at his home July 20, 2015 after a long illness. Born March 1, 1924 to the late Dolph and Hattie Crisp Watkins, he is also preceded in death by...
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Edward ‘Joe’ Thomas
Edward “Joe” Thomas was granted his angel wings peacefully in his sleep on July 18, 2015. His final days were spent in his home surrounded by his family, friends, and his beloved dog, Kiera. A nati...
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Freda Reed Brown
Freda Reed Brown, of Whittier, NC passed away on July 17, 2015 at the age of 90 at the Mountain View Manor Nursing Center in Bryson City. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Edith Re...
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Marney Cook
Marney Cook, 76, of Bryson City went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at her residence. A native of Orlando, FL, she was the daughter of the late James and Ada Paddock Harrell. She wa...
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Lon William Barker
Lon William Barker, 69, of Mooresville, passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2015 at his residence. He was born on February 18, 1946 in Bryson City, NC, to the late Fred William and Amanda Bowers Barke...
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Clara Watkins Simonds
Clara Watkins Simonds, 61, of Bryson City went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, July 1, 2015 in a Buncombe County Hospital. A lifelong resident of Bryson City, she was the daughter of the late C...
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Paul Tommy Lee
Paul Tommy Lee, 75, of Andrews, Swain County native, died Sunday, July 5, 2015 in Murphy Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, July 9, 2015 in the Chapel of Ivie Funera...
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James Lee Spivey
James Lee Spivey, 59, of Hayesville died Thursday, July 2, 2015 at his residence. Funeral services were held at 3:00 pm Sunday, July 5, 2015 in the Bible Missionary Baptist Church. The family recei...
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Bobby Clark
Bobby Clark, 51, of the Franklin Grove Community in Bryson City, N.C., passed into Glory on Sunday, July 5th, 2015 at his home. Funeral service will be held at Almond Baptist Church located off Wat...
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Olene Brendle Maney
Olene Brendle Maney, 68, went home to be with her Lord Thursday, July 2, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Walter and Edith Brendle. She is survived by one son, David Maney and wife Rachel of ...
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James Jackson “Jack” Blevins, Jr.
James Jackson “Jack” Blevins, Jr., 83, of Asheville, went Home to be with the Lord after a period of declining health Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Mission Hospital St. Joseph Campus. Born October 30,...
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Edward Francis Jackson (Frank)
Edward Francis Jackson (Frank), 88, of the Wolftown community passed away unexpectedly June 30th at Mission/St. Joseph’s Hospital. He was the son of the late Margie Arneach and Edward and Ella L. J...
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Thomas McCormick Crisp
Thomas McCormick Crisp peacefully slipped away at a mountain area hospital on Sunday, July 5, 2015. Tommy, as known by his family and friends, was born on January 30, 1942 at home on South 7th Stre...
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Jetty Hurley Cook Willis
Jetty Hurley Cook Willis went to be with the Lord and her precious husband Rev. Willard Willis on June 29, 2015. She was born September 5, 1935 to the late Fred and Nettie Burns Hurley of Bryson Ci...
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Agnes R. Crisp
Agnes R. Crisp, 84, of the Deep Creek Community, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015 after a lengthy battle with Parkinson Disease. A native of Swain County she was the daughter of the late Robert ...
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Eva Gunilla “Henriksson” Hayes
Eva Gunilla “Henriksson” Hayes Born in Stockholm Sweden July 1, 1945 and a resident of Bryson City North Carolina left us at the age of Sixty Nine on June 15, 2015 at Mission Hospital in Asheville ...
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Kathy Mae Evans
Kathy Mae Evans, 60, of the Lackey Hill Community, found peace Thursday, June 18, 2015 at her residence. A native of Swain County, she was the daughter of Raymond and Georgia Hyde Lackey of Bryson ...
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Mildred McMahan
Mildred McMahan, 72, of the Ela Community, went home to be with the Lord, Monday, June 22, 2015 in a Buncombe County Health Care Facility. A native of Atlanta Ga, she was the daughter of the late C...
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Odell “Gene” Eugene Earley
Odell “Gene” Eugene Earley, 57, of Bryson City passed away Saturday, June 20, 2015. Born Sept. 25, 1957 to the late Chinera Earley. Gene was a Mason. He was General Manager of different hotels in t...
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Bernhard Norman Jensen
Bernhard Norman Jensen died Saturday, June 20, in a Jackson County Hospital. He was born March 7, 1922 in Carroll County Iowa. He worked as a nurse anesthetist at Swain County Hospital from 1967 to...
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Phillip “Woody” Cochran
Phillip “Woody” Cochran, 75, of the Alarka Community went home to be with the Lord Saturday, June 20, 2015 in a Buncombe County Hospital. A native of Swain County, he was the son of the late Mann a...
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Waymoth “D.C.” DeHart
Waymoth “D.C.” DeHart, 89, of Winston-Salem, passed away Friday, June 19, 2015. D.C. was born August 14, 1925 to the late Andrew Jackson DeHart and Nola Slagle DeHart. A WWII veteran, he received a...
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Nina M. Sotaski-Melton
My sweet Ninabeans has endured so much in her beautiful life, and she has done it with such strength and with grace. Always with a smile on her face. Nina has longed for peace for so long. At 2:45 ...
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Edith Southards
Edith Southards, 91, a native of Bryson City went peacefully home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 8, 2015 in a local nursing home after a period of declining health. She was born October 21, 19...
Jun 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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