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Sylva is touched by the deaths of two prominent citizens

The name Andy Shaw is immediately recognized in Sylva due to the attachment with Andy Shaw Ford. Mr Shaw passed away on Sunday. Mr Shaw along with Larry Hinton opened Andy Shaw Ford several years ago. The dealership has a unique advertising partnership with WRGC Radio. Mr Shaw was an attorney by profession, is a graduate of Duke University, and was active in a variety of environmental initiatives. The family will receive friends Thursday at Appalachian Funeral Home.

Also Padgett McCoy passed away on Sunday. Mr McCoy was the long time operater of several businesses in Sylva including F and P Supermarket then later Padgett’s Flea market on Highway 441 just south of Dillsboro. People would come from miles around to enjoy Padgetts famous hot dogs. Mr McCoy was a member of American Legion Post 104, and was always more than willing to help out anyone needing a helping hand including those at the nursing home when he spent some most of his later years. Services will be Wednesday for Mr McCoy, American Legion Posy 104 will assistt with graveside rights.