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Obituaries

 

Jason Todd Lupo, 38, passed Tuesday, December 2, 2014, at his residence, surrounded by his family. He was a native of Jackson County, NC but was raised and went to school in Goose Creek, SC.

He loved playing baseball, basketball and soccer and was an avid fan of the Carolina Panthers and South Carolina Gamecocks. He was a very passionate cook and loved cooking for his family and loved fishing.

He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents; Floyd and Edna Lupo as well as his maternal grandparents; Ralph and Carrie York Allen.

Jason is survived by his parents; Roy Lee and Dana Diana (York) Lupo of Goosecreek, SC.  He is also survived by his son, Christian Donald Lupo, his daughter, Tara Lynn Lupo and his brother, Joshua Thomas Lupo of Goosecreek, SC. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.

Funeral services will be Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 11:00 am at Locust Field Baptist Church in Sylva with the Rev. Eddie Stillwell and Rev. Roger Stewman officiating. Family will receive friends on Friday evening, December 5, 2014 from 7:00 until 9:00 pm at Appalachian Funeral Services. Burial will be in the Locust Field Baptist Church Cemetery.

An online registry is available at www.appalachianfuneralservices.com

 

 

Verna Elizabeth Blair, age 92 of Sylva, passed away Tuesday, November 25, 2014. Appalachian Funeral Services is assisting the family with the arrangements. Services will be private.

 

 

 

Robert L. Baldwin, Sr., age 84, of Whittier passed away Thursday, December 4, 2014 at his residence. A native of Jackson County, he is the son of the late Jeter and Sally Merle Baldwin. He is survived by his wife Eloise Wikle Baldwin. He served in the United State Army and also in the Air Force and was a member of the American Legion Post# 104. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for Western Carolina University. He was a devoted family man, a loving husband, father and grandfather.

 In addition to his wife Eloise he is survived by three sons Robert Baldwin Sr. and wife Carol of Tuckasegee, NC, Jeter Baldwin and wife Crystal of Whittier, NC and Roy Baldwin of Alaska; two daughters Jeanette Searle of Baltimore, MD and Katherine Adams of West Virginia; 11 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.  

Funeral services will be held Monday, December 8, 2014 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Services with Rev. Mike Baldwin and Rev. David Harris officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00pm Sunday, December 7, 2014 at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Barkers Creek Cemetery. American Legion Post #104 will handle graveside service.

 

Appalachian Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

Kimberly Renee Rhinehart Freshour, 51, born May 16, 1963  in Sylva, NC, went to be with the Lord, Monday, December 8, 2014, after a long battle with cancer. She was the daughter of the late Dills Rhinehart and Eleanor Cable Rhinehart of Sylva, NC.

Kim was a 1981 graduate of Sylva Webster High School and a member of East Sylva Baptist Church. She worked for BiLo Corporation for 21 years and TD Bank for 18 years. She was also a 1978 Charter Member of the North Shore Cemetery Association. Kim loved her church, Christmas time, going across Fontana Lake to Hazel Creek, trips to Cades Cove, had a wonderful sense of humor, loved her friends from the auction, and treasured her family and all the time spent with them. She was the light of our lives and a blessing and inspiration to those who knew her.

In addition to her father, Kim is preceded in death by her sister, Linda Gail Rhinehart.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 12 years, Sherman Perry Freshour, Jr. and her sister, Kathy Rhinehart Morgan. Several Aunts, Uncles and Cousins also survive.

A funeral service will be Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 2:00 pm at East Sylva Baptist Church with Revs. Charles Dean and Reed Benson officiating.  Family will receive friends on Wednesday evening, December 10, 2014 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Appalachian Funeral Services. Burial will be in the Lovedale Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Stan Sutton, Ottie Vance, Danny Allen, Heath Woods, Stacy Woods and Chip Hendricks. Honorary High School Friends are Mona Brooks, Martha Carpenter, Janet Lee and Cindy Walker.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lovedale Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 160 Lovedale Rd, Sylva, NC   or the American Cancer Society, 1901 Brunswick Ave, Charlotte, NC 28207.

An online registry is available at www.appalachianfuneralservices.com

 

 

George Alfred Stillwell, age 66, of Sylva passed away on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Medwest Harris of Sylva, NC. George was born September 17, 1948 in Jackson County. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Buddy Stillwell, and a sister, Jo Garner.

 He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Madge Wilson Stillwell; three sons, Matt (Lindsey), Jeff (Lena), and Luke (Jenny); four brothers, Bill, Warren, Dicky, and Coleman Stillwell; five sisters, Jeannie Kelley, Libby Hall, Margie Lewis, Paula Dowdle, Sue Sanders, Carolyn Shriver; four grandchildren, Shelby, Branson, Carolina, and Ruby; his mother-in-law, Polly Wilson, and a sister-in-law, Sally Sutton.

 George was a very generous, loving, and funny man. He treasured his family. He was the owner of Stillwell Enterprises of Sylva. He was a member and former trustee of the First United Methodist Church of Sylva, and a member of the Top Cat Coffee Club.

 A Celebration Of Life will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Sylva on Tuesday, December 16.  The family will receive friends from 11:00 am until 1:00.  A memorial service will begin at 1:00 pm with the Revs Mike Shuford, Paul Christy, Earl Holden, Doc Luker, and Eddie Stillwell officiating.  Burial will be in the Stillwell Cemetery in Little Savannah, Sylva. All George’s nephews will serve as pallbearers.

 In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to United Christian Ministries, 191 Skyland Drive, Sylva, NC 28779. An online registry is available at www.appalachianfuneralservices.com

 

 

 

Rosa Lee Crawford Bowers, 82, of Tuckasegee, went home to be with her Lord, Saturday morning December 13, 2014.A native and lifelong resident of Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late William Robert and Mary Crawford. She was preceded in death by her husband Lee Bowers, her daughter Colleen Bowers Conner, her sister MayBelle Harris, her brothers, Amos, Lewis, Huey and Dewey Crawford, Granddaughters Miranda Bowers and Melinda Diane Hickey and a grandson Michael Paul Bowers.

She is survived by 6 Sons- Ernest Bowers and his wife Pat Crawford of Salem, SC         Nelson Bowers and his wife Linda of Sylva

              John Bowers and his wife Paige of Central, SC

              Jackie Bowers of Salem, SC

              Frankie Bowers and his wife Joy of Cullowhee

              Odell Bowers and his wife Sheila of Nanjemoy, Maryland

2 Daughters- Nancy Powell and her husband Narviel of Dillsboro

                        Pam Mace and her husband Eddie of Tuckasegee

1 Brother- Frank Crawford of Marietta, SC

22 Grandchildren and 20 Great Grandchildren also survive

Funeral Services will be held 12:00 Noon Tuesday December 16 in the Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Services with the Revs. Tom Holden and David Harris officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 until 9:00 pm Monday evening at the Funeral Home. Burial will be in Laurel Branch Cemetery in Bryson City. Pallbearers will be Anthony and Steven Mace, Quincy Clayton, Mathew, Corey and Wesley Mills.

An online registry is available at www.appalachianfuneralservices.com

                                  

 

Sue Wild, age 89, of Sylva passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2014. Sue was born January 23, 1925 in Jackson County to the late Walter and Nina (Jacobs) Ashe.

 She moved to Florida after getting married but moved back to Jackson County after her husband passed away and remained here for many years.

In addition to her parents, Sue is preceded in death by one brother, Morrison Ashe and two sisters; Doris Cornwell and Lois Ashe.

She is survived by her daughter, Pat Parker and two grandchildren; Anita Parker of Nevada and Alden Parker of North Carolina. Five great grandchildren also survive.

A graveside service will be Friday, December 19, 2014 at 1:30 pm at Parris Cemetery with Dr. Jim Dean officiating. Family will receive friends prior to the service, from 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm at Appalachian Funeral Services.

 

An online registry is available at www.appalachianfuneralservices.com

 

 

Kenneth Pannell, 77, of Robbinsville, passed away, Tuesday, December 16, 2014. He was the son of the late Vernon Venoy and Jessie Mae Johnson Pannell. He was preceded in death by three sisters Jackie Buchanan, Pauline Brooks, Mary Alice Pannell and a brother Furman Lee Pannell.

Kenneth is survived by a brother Buddy Pannell of Sylva.

A memorial service will be announced by Melton Funeral Home.