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Monday, March 10, 2014
Katherine Ann Conner, 72, of Tuckasegee passed away Wednesday, March 5. A native and lifelong resident of Jackson County, Katherine was retired from Western Carolina University’s Brown Cafeteria. She was a member of Trout Creek Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents Hayes P. and Ella Mae Pollard Wiggins and brother Donald Wiggins.
She is survived by her husband George Conner, 3 Sons- Alan Conner and his wife Patty of San Antonio ,Texas, Adrian Conner of Tuckasegee and Douglas Conner and his wife Ashley of Tuckasegee, 5 Grandsons, 1 Granddaughter, 3 Brothers- Earnest of Tuckasegee, Eugene of Cullowhee and Ronald Dean Wiggins of Tuckasegee, and 2 Sisters- Lois Stephens and Linda Wiggins
Funeral Services will be held 2:00pm today March 10 in the Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Services. Burial will be in Addie Cemetery.
James Ervin Carver, 72, of Sylva, died Saturday March 8, at his residence. A lifelong native of Jackson County, he was retired from Atlantic Steel as a Mill Right.
He is preceded in death by his parents Grant and Ada Marie Deitz Carver, wife JoAnn Richie Carver.
He is survived by two step-daughters, Stacey Jackson (Scott) of Mableton, GA, Kim Amonett of Ackworth, GA, and one step-son, Wayne Carroll of Everville, GA., 2 sisters, Arlene Roper of Sylva, and Mae Britton of Alto, GA, four step grand children and 8 step great-grand children.
A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at 2:00 pm at East Fork Baptist Church Cemetery. No formal visitation is planned. Melton Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.
Syrilda Smith, 96, of Sylva, went home to be with her Lord, Wednesday, March 5. A resident of Jackson County for most of her life, she was a retired teacher and librarian of Jackson County School System, a member of Liberty Baptist Church and a member of Chapter 416B Eastern Star.
Syrilda was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Joseph H. Smith, her parents, James Hampton and Essie Hampton Casey, one sister, Ada, six brothers, Kenneth, Collis, Andrew, James, Frank and Robert, one step-sister, Sue and nine step-brothers, Henry, Estus, LeRoy, John, Verlin, James, Clifford, Lyndon and Fred.
She is survived by her daughter Marjorie Herbert, Sylva, a special “D’oice” (daughter by choice) Lisa Whan of Sylva, one grand-daughter, four grandsons, one great-granddaughter, and nine great-grandsons.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, March 12, 2014 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Appalachian Funeral Services. A going-home celebration will be held Thursday, March 13, at 2 p.m. at Liberty Baptist Church, with burial immediately following at Fairview Memorial Gardens.
Sunday, March 09, 2014
Vella Rosetta Watkins Styles, peacefully went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, March 6. She was born in Bryson City; she was a lifelong believer of the Baptist faith, taught Sunday school for many years and gave great support to her husband in his ministry.
She is preceded in death by her parents Arthur and Cora Lane Watkins, husband Rev. Kelley Styles; son Billy Daniel Styles and daughter Wilma Lee Wiggins(Glen); brothers: Poly Watkins and Albert Watkins; grandson, great grandson.
Vella is survived by her children; Thelma Buchanan (Ed), Don Styles (Debbie) of Bryson City, Iva Walkingstick (John Ed) of Cherokee, Paul Styles (d. Delores), Benny Styles (d. Kathy), and Viola Wooten (Michael of Eatonton, GA; sisters; Elizabeth Sutton of High Point, NC and Ada Willis of Sylva, brothers: John Henry Watkins of Hickory, NC and Dillard Watkins of Marion, NC, 11 Grandchildren and several great and great great-grandchildren and nephews and nieces.
Funeral Services will be held today, Sunday, March 10 at the chapel of Crisp Funeral Home with burial in the Watkins Cemetery.
Friday, March 07, 2014
Katherine Ann Conner, 72, of Tuckasegee passed away Wednesday, March 5. A native and lifelong resident of Jackson County, and was retired from Western Carolina University’s Brown Cafeteria. She was a member of Trout Creek Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents Hayes P. and Ella Mae Pollard Wiggins, brother Donald Wiggins. She is survived by her husband George Conner, 3 Sons- Alan Conner and his wife Patty of San Antonio ,Texas, Adrian Conner of Tuckasegee, Douglas Conner and his wife Ashley of Tuckasegee, 5 Grandsons, 1 Granddaughter, 3 Brothers- Earnest of Tuckasegee, Eugene of Cullowhee and Ronald Dean Wiggins of Tuckasegee, 2 Sisters- Lois Stephens and Linda Wiggins
Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM Monday March 10 in the Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Services. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6 until 8:00 PM at the Funeral Home. Burial will be in Addie Cemetery
Carie Sneed Robinson, 105, of Cherokee passed away peacefully on March 6 at the Tsali Care Center.
Carie is preceded in death by her parents Cam and Minda Bradley Sneed, husband Winfield Nye Robinson who died in action during World War II; brothers, Ernest Sneed and Pat Sneed; sisters, Pokie Sneed, Claudia Sneed, Marie Maney and Winifred “Hooter” Tiger; grand-daughter Oosti Robinson Sneed.
Carie is survived by her son Nathan Robinson and wife Ginger, six grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews.
A visitation will be held on March 8 from 6pm-9pm at Long House Funeral Home, the funeral service will be held on March 9 at the Cherokee Baptist Church starting at 3pm. Burial will follow at the Cam Sneed Cemetery.
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Lela Hall Allen, 92, formerly of Sylva, passed away Sunday March 2, in Fernwood, Idaho, she lived in Jackson County most of her life.
She was preceded in death by her parents Lawrence Mantival Hall and Martha Anne Bryson Hall, one daughter, Rosa Lee McGaha and one son, James Edward McGaha. She is also preceded in death by three husbands; Arling McGaha, Ed Cope and Harley Allen as well as four brothers and four sisters.
Lela is survived by one daughter, Arlene Ferguson and husband Carl of Fernwood, Idaho and three sons; William McGaha and wife Katherine of Whittier, Thomas Cope of Fernwood, Idaho and Earl McGaha and wife Jackie of Fernwood, Idaho. 19 grandchildren and several great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren also survive.
A funeral service will be held Sunday, March 9, at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Services. Family will receive friends from one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Buff Creek Cemetery.
Katie Jessan, 93, of the Yellowhill Community, went home to be with her family in Heaven, Tuesday March 3, in the Cherokee Indian Hospital. A native of Swain County, she was a member and Sunday school teacher at the Yellowhill Baptist Church for many years. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary and a sister to the NAIWA. She also helped with words for the Cherokee Language.
She was also preceded in death by her parents Ossie and Martha Crowe, four sisters, Dinah French, Stacy Tute, Louisa Barnes, and Sallie Crowe; two brothers Guy and John D. Crowe; and three sons Mike, Denny, and Ossie Crowe.
She is survived by two daughters, Mary Ann Rich, and Martha Sherrill; 17 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren, and 20 great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Friday at the Yellowhill Baptist Church with the burial in the Crowe Family Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church at 4:00PM Thursday to await the hour of service.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Lela Hall Allen, 92, formerly of Sylva, passed away Sunday March 2 in Fernwood, Idaho. Appalachian Funeral Services will announce the arrangements as soon as they become available.
Elizabeth W. Brown, 82, of Sylva died Monday, March 3 at Autumn Care in Waynesville. Elizabeth was born in Mitchell County, NC. She was preceded by her parents Lionel Hugh and the Emma Alice (Silver) Worthen, husband John Amzey Brown and a brother Edward Hugh Worthen. Elizabeth is survived by her son John Brown II and a niece Michelle Jones, several cousins, and a host of friends and caregivers.
A Funeral service will be held Thursday March 6, 2014 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of Appalachian Funeral Services. Burial will follow in Fairview Gardens. Friends will be received 30 Minutes prior to the service. Memorials can be made to First Baptist Church Together We Grow.
Terry Wayne Hoyle, 58, of Sylva, passed away Sunday, March 02. He was a lifelong resident of Jackson County. He worked as a custodian and bus driver for Jackson County Schools and also owned Hoyle’s Processing.
Terry was preceded in death by his parents Wayne Harry and Mary Lee Rogers Hoyle. He is survived by his wife Iva Nell Thompson Hoyle; two daughters, Krystal Hoyle and Marie Ann Hoyle both of Sylva; one twin sister Nancy Mathis of Sylva; three brothers Bill, Dan, and Gary Hoyle all of Sylva. He is also survived by seven nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, March 06 in the chapel of Melton Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Round Top Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm Wednesday, March 05, 2014 at Melton Funeral Home.
Roy Wayne Ramsey, who would have been 89 on April 2nd, passed away Tuesday, March 4 in a local hospital. Born in Jackson County, he was a US Marine veteran of World War II. He was a member of Cowee Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents Lawrence and Clara Hyatt Ramsey, a son, Thomas Larry Ramsey and two brothers, Woodrow and Mickey Justice.
Mr. Ramsey is survived by his wife Irene Ramsey; one daughter, Brenda Perry Moore of Franklin; two sons, Michael Ramsey and wife Janice of Franklin and Ben Ramsey and wife Cheryl of Idaho; one brother, Paul Justice and wife Violet of Centralia, WA; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 8 at 2:00 pm at Cowee Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Franklin VFW Post #7339 and American Legion Post #108 will perform full military graveside rites. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.
Bryant Grant Funeral Home, Franklin NC is in charge of local arrangements.
Freda Hall Bryant passed away on Sunday March 2nd at The Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community in Asheville. She was born in Oak Grove, NC and attended Western Carolina College where she received her teacher’s certificate and subsequently taught school in the Macon County School district. Freda was a loyal member of First Baptist Church in Franklin.
She was preceded in death by her parents Dock Allison Hall and Pearl Bradley Hall, husband Bruce Dickerson Bryant, two children, Barnard Bruce Bryant of Asheville and Pamela Bryant Bailey of Charlotte.
Freda leaves behind her son-in-law David, two grandchildren all of Charlotte, two nieces and a nephew.
A memorial service celebrating Freda’s life will be held at Macon Funeral Home in Franklin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March the 8th followed by a visitation at the Bryant’s home at 38 Trimont Mountain Trail in Franklin from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.
A memorial will also be held in Asheville at Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Home in the St. Giles Chapel on Sunday, March 16th at 2 p.m.
Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Arbutus Young Cochran, 88, of Franklin, passed away on Tuesday, March 4. Born in Jackson County, she was preceded in death by her parents John Young and Lula Ridley Young, husband, Warren G. Cochran, a son, Bruce Warren Cochran, great granddaughter, Kyrsten Cunningham and a brother, John Young, Jr. She was a member of Mountain Grove Baptist Church.
She is survived by four children, Judy Cunningham, Eunice Browning and Sheila Jenkins all of Franklin and Brent Cochran of Clyde, 11 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren and two sisters, Margaret Hyatt and Evelyn Franks both of Sylva.
Funeral Service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 6, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Mountain Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service at Macon Funeral Home.