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Obituaries

 

Mary Magaleen Kelley, age 91, of Cullowhee died Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Mary was born May 30, 1923 in  Coffee County, Alabama. She is the daughter of the late Louis and the late Lovie Viola (Smith) Powell.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Edward Roudiez Kelley, a son, Edward Louis Kelley and 3 sisters Christine Clyatt, Zelma O’Neil and Gertrude Cale.

Mary was a former telephone operator for the Florida Telephone Company.

She is survived by a daughter, Pam and husband, Dennis, Hull of Cullowhee; grandchildren Kane and Raymond Kelley and Brett and Adam Hull; a great granddaughter, Peyton Hull; a sister, Celety Kinzey; a brother M L. Faircloth; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 25 at Sugar Creek Baptist Church, Sugar Creek Road, Cullowhee, NC with Rev. Rick Faircloth, Rev. Steve Webb, and Rev Robert Stiles officiating.  Burial will be in Balsam Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, on Caney Fork. The family will receive friends on Saturday, April 25 from 1:00 until 2:00 pm at Sugar Creek Baptist Church, Sugar Creek Road, Cullowhee, NC. An online registry is available at www.appalachianfuneralservices.com

 

 

Benjamin Hamilton Cathey, age 74, of Cullowhee passed away Friday, April 24, 2015. A memorial service will be at a later date. Appalachian Funeral Services will post the date and time as it becomes available. An online registry is available at www.appalachianfuneralservices.com

 

 

Lucile Cagle, age 87, of Sylva passed away on Friday, April 24, 2015. Mary was born February 24, 1928 in Sylva, NC. She is the daughter of the late Garland and the late Carma (Tatham) Reed. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Carl R. Cagle, Jr; two sisters, Edith Seay and Dorothy Sutton; and a brother, Lyman Reed.

Lucile was a homemaker, she loved trips to Asheville with her sisters, spending time with her grandchildren, and her animals. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sylva.

She is survived by a daughter, Shirley Cagle Laws of Charlotte; a son, Mark and wife Gail Cagle of Sylva; six grandchildren, Jason, Matthew and Brent Laws, Chelsea Pressley, Drew Cagle, and Hayley Cagle and eight great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held 3:00 pm on Sunday, April 26 at Appalachian Funeral Services, 165 Skyland Drive, Sylva, NC with Rev. Jeff Mathis officiating.  Burial will be in Fairview Gardens, Sylva. The family will receive friends on Sunday, April 26 from 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM at Appalachian Funeral Services.

 

 

Elizabeth Jean Watkins, 68, of Sylva, passed away Monday April 27, 2015. A native of Bogalusa, La., she was the daughter of the late Loys and Inez Marshall. She enjoyed fishing and doing craftwork and absolutely loved her grandkids. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by 3 sisters, Kathy Marshall, Deborah Rester and Diana Moore.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Alan Watkins of Sylva

2 Sons- Allen Watkins Jr. of Bremen, GA.

             James Watkins and his wife Christine of Sylva

1 Daughter- Anjanette Cochran and her husband Stanley of Bryson City

4 Grandchildren- Michael Watkins, currently serving in the U.S. Navy, Jessica Watkins, Emily Watkins and Catherine Watkins

1 Brother- Milton Marshall of Pearl River, LA

A Memorial Service will be held 3:00 PM Saturday May 2 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Dillsboro with the Rev. Tommy Ashe officiating. The family will receive friends following the Service at the Church.

 

 

 

James “Tex” Clegg, 68, of Sylva, passed away Friday morning May 1, 2015 at his residence. Born in Wellington, Texas, he was the son of the late James M. and Nellie Clegg. He was an U.S. Army Veteran having served in Vietnam.

He is survived by his daughter- Ginger Crisp and her husband David of Sylva

Stepson- Jerry Lee Misner and his wife Tina of Pennsylvania

2 Stepdaughters- Candy Hancock and her husband Jerry of Texas and Dawn Misner of Cullowhee

Grandchildren- Jason, Anthony, Samuel and Alaina as well as 8 step grandchildren

1 Great Grandson- Eli

Brother- Tommy Clegg of Texas

Sister- Sandy Farmer of New Mexico

A Memorial Service will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday May 5 at Cullowhee Church of God with the Rev. William P. Farmer officiating

An online registry is available at www.appalachianfuneralservices.com