Alice Faye Carson Cook, 71, of Bryson City, formerly of Canby, Oregon went home to be with the Lord Thursday, August 24, 2017. A native of Swain County, she was the daughter of the late Ed and Mildred Wiggins Carson.

Charlie D. Maney, 88, of Bryson City went home to be with the Lord Monday, August 28, 2017. A native of Swain County, he was the son of the late Sam and Laura Sutton Maney and husband of the late Alda Marie Maney to whom he was married for 50 years.

He is survived by his three sons, Bobby, Charles and Sam Maney; his wife, Glenda Maney; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren; sisters, Hester and Myrtle; brothers, Lonzo, Johnny, Barney; and his step-son, Ron Jones. 

Vernon E. Miller, 78, of Bryson City, died peacefully at his home after a long illness on Monday, August 28, 2017.

He was preceded in death by his wife Frances Miller.

Vernon was retired from the U.S. Navy and Florida Power and Light.

Harold Loyd Lowe, 70, of Bryson City, entered into the Haven of Rest on Wednesday morning, August 23, 2017, at a skilled nursing facility. 

Clyde Lee Hyatt, Sr., 79, passed away Thursday, August 17, 2017.

A native of Swain County, he was the son of the late Edward Lee and Millie Williamson Hyatt. He was also preceded in death by his brother, William E. Hyatt.

He is survived by his sisters, Barbara Ogle and husband Bob of Bryson City, Linda Anderson of Jefferson, TX; children, Rita Chambers of Highland, MI, Vickie of Indiana and Nicole of CA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Graveside services were held at 11:00 am Saturday at Sherrill Cemetery in Whittier, NC. Rev. Tim Barker officiated.

Philip “Pops” Balin, 72, of Bryson City passed peacefully on August 14, 2017 after a fearless battle with Parkinson’s disease and melanoma. Born April 6, 1945 in Indianapolis, Phil grew up in Toledo, Ohio before serving in both the Army and Air Force Reserves. He spent much of his professional career in traveling sales, while he and his devoted wife of 49 years, Joyce (Hir) Balin, raised their two rambunctious boys in Marietta, Georgia. In 2001, the loving couple settled down on pristine Fontana Lake where Phil was an avid fisherman and brilliantly gifted woodturning artisan.

Eloise Cline (Smith) Hicks, 80, of Whittier, peacefully went home to be with the Lord, Monday, August 21, 2017. A longtime resident of Swain and Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Dewey and step-mother Myrtle Cline. In addition to Dewey and Myrtle, she was also preceded in death by her mother who passed away when she was two years old, Thelma Cline; her first husband, Jarrett Smith; second husband, Cecil Hicks; one son, Eric Smith; two brothers, Bobby Cline, and Joe Billy Cline; three sisters, Vivian Felker, Marcella Brock, and Romona Hyatt.

Mae Cottrell passed away due to a fall and Alzheimers on August 7, 2017. She was born to Burrell and Joyce Cochran Woodard on June 20, 1938 in Swain County.

She lived most of her life in Burkeville, VA. She loved her family, friends and reading.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husbands Troy Watkins, Howard Cottrell, brother John B. Woodard, niece Cynthia Joyce Woodard.

Delano Woodard, 66, of the Alarka community passed peacefully on Monday, August 14, 2017.

He is survived by his girls, Jean Carson, daughter, Lynn Millsap, granddaughter, Lily Grace Millsap; his boy, Nick Millsap and Tippy Millsap; two sisters, Nonnivee Watkins (Harold Ammons), Theresa Wright (Richard), three brothers, R.B. Woodard (Joan), Gentry Woodard (Jill Gregory), Morris Woodard (Sandra); Extended family, Cindy Woodard, Lonnie, Logan, Luke, and Lawson Woodard; Carla, Travis, Kobe, Kiana, Jon and Ace Stephenson.



Vera Eunice Wiggins of Whittier passed away at home, surrounded by her loving family, on Monday, August 7, 2017. 

Eunice was born in Rutherford County on May 20, 1921 to parents Ethel Carroll Mathis and Levi Jefferson Mathis. She lived with her family in a number of Jackson County communities, including Caney Fork and Wilmot. 

On January 20, 1942 she married James Charlie “Bud” Wiggins and they settled in Whittier. Eunice worked at CJ Harris hospital for a number of years before retiring in 1988. 

Charles Glenn Parlier of Cornelius, NC passed away July 12, 2017. 

Charles “Chuck” was born December 18, 1940 in Brevard, NC. He was raised on Conley’s Creek in Whittier. 

He was preceded in death by his mother Ethel Gibson Parlier, father Glenn Robert Parlier and infant son Darryl Parlier. 

Charlotte - Nancy Monteith Black, 80, of Charlotte, North Carolina died Friday, July 29, 2017. 

Born in Natural Bridge, Virginia on June 27, 1937. She was a daughter of the late Charles B. and Lillie Cabe Monteith, Nancy attended school in Bryson City, North Carolina and Chester, South Carolina.        

Tony Lee Nations passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, July 20 at the age of 63. Tony and wife Karen were in Fairbanks, Alaska visiting their son Matt and his family. 

Tony is survived by wife Karen of Charlotte, NC, daughter LeeAnne of Charlotte, NC and son Matthew and daughter-in-law Kari of Fairbanks, AK, as well as one grandson, Thailor of Charlotte, NC and three granddaughters, Sierra, Katie and Savana of Fairbanks, AK.

Leslie Shook, 78, of Bryson City went home to be with the Lord at 1:50 am Friday, July 14, 2017 after a short stay at the Elizabeth House Hospice Center in Flat Rock. 

A native of Swain County, he was the son of the late Ira Edwin and Ella Mae Bradley Shook. He attended Deep Creek Baptist Church when his health allowed. He worked most of his life in Nuclear Power and was most proud of his law enforcement career in Swain County. Along with his wife, he was owner of Village Grocery on Soco in Cherokee for 17 years.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman.


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