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Jehleo Diaz passed away on June, 21, 2017
Jehleo Diaz, infant son of Joseph Diaz and Kimberly Owle passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017. He is survived by three brother Cayden Strickland, Derreus Diaz and Jenisis Diaz; one sister Venus Diaz; three grandparents Guadalupe Diaz, Charlene Owle and Pedro Diaz; one great uncle David Owle;...
Florence Jane Watson passed away on June, 24, 2017
Florence Jane Watson, 81, of Cullowhee passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017. A native and lifelong resident of Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Gene and the late Octavia (Riggins) Watson. She was a member of Black Mountain Baptist Church and retired from WCU in the cafeteria....
Donna Kay McMahan passed away on June, 23, 2017
Donna Kay McMahan- Donna got her wings today (June 23, 2017) and went to be with the Lord after a long fight with cancer at the age of 53. She was a lifelong resident of Jackson County. She graduated from Sylva-Webster High School and then Southwestern Community College with an AAS in Business an...
Gretchen Ann Dilks passed away on June, 22, 2017
Gretchen Ann Dilks (Rabe) 82 of Sylva, NC passed away on Thursday June 22, 2017. She was born May 22, 1935 in Minneapolis, MN to the late Gertrude and William Rabe. Also preceding her in death was her husband David Dilks; brother, Bill Rabe; and her son, Peter Dilks. Ms. Dilks is survived...
Bobby Joe Johnson passed away on June, 21, 2017
Bobby Joe Johnson, Sr., 70. of Tuckasegee, went home to be with His Lord, Wednesday June 21, 2017. Born in Blue Ridge, Georgia, he was the son of the late Norman and Georgia Mae Johnson. A dedicated diesel mechanic, he had worked at Carolina Tractor and was a member of Mt Zion Baptist Church. In ...
Lewis Robert Fisher passed away on June, 20, 2017
Lewis Robert Fisher, 89, of Sylva, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday June 20, 2017. A native of Jackson County, he was the son of the late Robert H. and Margaret Mills Fisher. A U. S. Army veteran, he was an electrician by trade; and was a very passionate outdoorsman, who loved to trout f...
Nellie Dillard passed away on June, 20, 2017
. Nellie Dillard 96, of the Pumpkintown Community, passed away on Tuesday June 20th. She was the wife of the late Charlie Dillard and the daughter of the late Mack and Dolly Franks. Mrs. Dillard was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church and she enjoyed flowers, gardening, quilting, and cooking. ...
James Stedman Mitchell passed away on June, 17, 2017
James Stedman Mitchell, 101, of Cullowhee passed away peacefully on Saturday June 17th at Morning Star Assisted Living in Jackson County. He was born in Walnut Cove, NC on April 4th, 1916. Mr. Mitchell is survived by his wife of 43 years, Jane Harris Mitchell; his daughters Susan Thrower of A...
James Edward Ranson passed away on June, 18, 2017
On Father's Day, June 18, 2017, James E. (Big Jim) Ranson passed away peacefully at the age of 85 at his home in Cashiers, NC. He was a part time resident of Tampa, FL. Born and raised in Chicago, IL, he was a maintenance foreman for Nabisco, Corp., a licensed machinist and then owner of a KOA Ca...
John William Arnold passed away on June, 16, 2017
John W. Arnold Jr. left this world for a place of no more pain, but endless joy and peace, on Friday, June 16, 2017 at the age of 76. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Lorraine Longnion Arnold, of Sylva, two sons John Arnold III and David L. Arnold of Kannapolis, NC, and one brother, Rober...
Henry Alvin Moody passed away on June, 16, 2017
Henry Alvin Moody, age 93, of Tuckasegee died Friday, June 16, 2017 at Skyland Care Center of Sylva, NC. Mr. Moody was born April 12, 1924 in Sylva, NC. He was the son of the late Henry Marion and the late Mamie (Stewart) Moody. No services are planned at this time. Appalachian Funer...
Vernell Carter passed away on June, 15, 2017
Vernell Jones Carter, 83, of Whittier, NC passed away Thursday, June 15, 2017. Born in Jackson County she is the daughter of the late Homer Jones and Louise Wikle McMahan. She was preceded in death by her husband Elbert Daniel Carter, who passed away in 2000. She is survived by six children, Ell...
Robert Preston McCann passed away on June, 06, 2017
Robert Preston "Push" McCann, 61, of Whittier, NC died on June 6, 2017. Push was born Feb. 28, 1956 in New Orleans, LA, but was raised and lived much of his adult life in Hattiesburg, MS. He was the son of the late Hugh and Virgie Saucier McCann of Hattiesburg and Bryson City, NC. Push ...
Neal Kyle Crisp passed away on June, 10, 2017
Neal Kyle Crisp, 75 died Saturday, June 10, 2017 at his home in Bryson City following his battle with cancer. With his wife Teresa near and his daughter Bobbie by his side, he peacefully passed. Neal was born in Fernandina Beach, FL on March 14, 1942 to Ollie Mae (Cochran) and John Kyle Crisp. H...
Kathryn Stripling Byer passed away on June, 05, 2017
Kathryn Stripling Byer of Cullowhee, NC, formerly the poet laureate of North Carolina, passed away on Mon, June 5, at Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC, following complications from lymphoma. Celebrations of life will be held in her hometown of Camilla, GA at the Presbyterian Church on Friday, Ju...
Boyd Buford Sossamon Sr. passed away on June, 07, 2017
Boyd Buford Sossamon Sr., 95, of Webster passed away on Wednesday June 7, 2017 after a period of declining health. He was born on in Cabarrus County, North Carolina and moved to Sylva in 1944 to open Sossamon Furniture in partnership with his brother Leroy. He immediately became very active in...
Roy Lee Tolley passed away on June, 04, 2017
Mr. Roy Lee Tolley, 56 passed away on Sunday June 4, 2017. He was the son of the late James Tolley and Rowena Robinson Tolley. Roy loved to hunt. His family was very special to him and he loved spending time with them. In addition to his mother, he is survived by one daughter, Crystal Tolley;...
Clifford McClain "Mack" Sutton passed away on June, 02, 2017
Clifford McClain "Mack" Sutton, age 89, of Bryson City went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 2, 2017. Mr. Sutton was born February 4, 1928 in Jackson County, NC. He was the son of the late Walter and Lila (Turpin) Sutton. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by 3 ...
Glenn Martin Mathis passed away on June, 02, 2017
. Glenn Martin Mathis, age 75, of Balsam died Friday, June 2, 2017 at Mission Hospital-Memorial Campus of Asheville, NC. Mr. Mathis was born May 8, 1942 in Sylva, NC. He is the son of the late Adam and the late Jessie (Miller) Mathis. In addition to his parents Glenn is preceded in death by...
Judy Kennelly passed away on May, 29, 2017
Judy Lynn was born September 26, 1973 in Welch, WV to Lucky and Diana (Simpson) Cline and had one sibling, Tneshia Lea. She graduated from Oceana High School in 1991. She then attended Southwestern Community College in Sylva, NC and earned her Associate’s Degree in Administrative Office Technolo...

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