Tracy Guffey, 37, of Topton passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at her residence.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 12 in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews. The interment was in Red Marble Baptist Church Cemetery in Andrews. 

Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews,, in charge of all arrangements.

Ricky David Shuler, 63, of Whittier went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, March 6, 2018. A native of Swain County, he was the son of Grover Shuler of Bryson City and the late Fannie Kirkland Shuler.

He was a devoted husband, father, and Pa to his wife, sons and grandchildren. He was an extremely dedicated and hard worker, a Jack of all Trades.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Stanley, Stephen and James.

Rev. Charles Michael Dellinger, age 76 of Bryson City, NC went home to be with the Lord March 10, 2018 at home surrounded by family and friends.

He was a native of Charlotte and the son of the late Dewey and Blanche Dellinger. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister Nancy Dellinger Gibson.

Mrs. Robin Carter Bryant, age 51, of Monroe, North Carolina, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at her home in Monroe, NC.

The family of Mrs. Bryant will receive friends beginning at 6:00 PM, Friday, March 9, 2018 in the Dogwood Room at Davis Funeral Service, 1003 East Franklin St. Monroe, NC 28112.

Funeral service for Mrs. Bryant will be conducted at 10:00 AM Saturday, March 10, 2018, at Bright Spot Baptist Church, 1407 Lockhart Street, Monroe, NC 28112, officiated by Pastor Bobby Helms and Reverend Billy Carter.

Interment will follow in Bryson City, NC.

Geraldine Hensley Collins, 81, of Bryson City went home to be with the Lord Sunday, February 25, 2018 at Swain County Hospital.

She is survived by her husband of 21 years, Horace Collins; three sons, Joe Cable of Bryson City, Bill Cable of Hoquiam, WA and Don Cable and wife Bonnie of Hoquiam, WA; two grandchildren, Bobby Cable and Laura Luko.

Kirby Lind Dunlap, 63, of Cherokee, passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2018. A native of Swain County, he was the son of the late Odell and Kathryn Craig Dunlap. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one brother, Jack Dunlap.

Kirby was a U.S. Army veteran having served in the 101st Airborne Division.

Joel D. Toineeta, 35, of the Wolftown Community went to his Heavenly Home Wednesday, February 21, 2018. A native of Cherokee, he was the son of Pamela Cucumber of Cherokee and the late Danny Tioneeta. He was the husband of the late Jennifer Dugan Toineeta.

He participated in many sports and loved being outdoors.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Jayda Elizabeth Toineeta; maternal grandparents, Joe and Dorothy Cucumber; and paternal grandparents, Jeff and Elizabeth Toineeta.

Justin Moultrie Weeks, 28, of Bryson City went home to be with the Lord Monday, February 19, 2018 at his residence. A lifelong resident of Swain County, he was the son of Donald and JoDee Carroll Weeks. He was saved at Holly Springs Baptist Church when he was 10 years old.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by three siblings, Justine Raylyn Weeks, Jedidiah Everett Weeks, and Jewel Phoebe Weeks; and his good friends, Stephen Nathan Ashe and Boyd Lambert, Jr.

Cline Winchester, 82, of Bryson City, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, February 15, 2018. A native of Swain County, he was the son of the late Florence Winchester.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Maxine Winchester; one son, John Winchester and wife Brona of Bryson City; two grandchildren, Jonah Winchester and wife Morgan of Waynesville, NC, and Jasmine Winchester of Asheville, NC; one great grandchild, Adeline Winchester of Waynesville, NC, and a special niece, Louise Goss of Waynesville, NC.

Greg Olsen, 78, of Bryson City, passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at the VA Hospital in Asheville following an extended illness. He was born in Royal Oak, Michigan and is the son of the late Edward C. & Geraldine H. (Fuller) Olsen.

Greg served in the US Air Force from 1957-1966 and was stationed in the Philippines along with serving three tours in Vietnam.

Asheville - The Children of Marvin Ernest Shuler and Faye Shuler Lawhon - sadly announce the passing of their father Marvin Ernest Shuler on December 23rd, 2017 at Aston Park Health Care Center. 

Marvin was preceded in death by his parents William “Dutch” Ernest Shuler and Venice “Vinnie” Smiley Shuler. 

Ronald Kimsey Proctor, 68, of Bryson City passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018. A native of Swain County, he was the son of the late Olin and Emma Proctor.

He was preceded in death by a brother, McKinley and a sister, Hilda Fuller.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Marcella Proctor; son, Scott Proctor; daughter, Leann Arch; several grandchildren; sister, Cleo Taylor (Ed); and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was held at 2:00 pm Wednesday at Fred Cochran Cemetery.

Crisp Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Virginia A. DeBord went home to be with her savior and Lord and many loved ones on Feb 9th at her home in Bryson City. She is survived by her husband Martin DeBord, by her daughter Karen Crisp Torda and her husband Mike Torda, by her son Greg Crisp, his wife Sarah DeHart Crisp, their daughter Tiffany Crisp Walker, her husband Charles Walker and their children Isabella, Henry, Jacob, and Dakota.

Loretta Shook Cline, 83, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. Loretta was born in Bushnell, NC to the late Joseph and Thelma Crisp Shook. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by two brothers, Harold and Gwin.

William P. Hyde (Bill) of Winston Salem died Sunday, January 28th, at his home where he had been in declining health for some time. Friends in Bryson City who were so important to him, knew him as “Stub.” He is survived by his wife Shirley and son Skeeter, a sister Christine, and three nephews, Mark, Bill and Chris.


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