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Robert Dan Buchanan passed away on May, 21, 2017
Robert Dan Buchanan, age 92, of Sylva died Sunday, May 21, 2017. Mr. Buchanan was born October 3, 1924. He was the husband of Victoria Deitz Buchanan and the son of the late Tom L and Carrie (Sutton) Buchanan. Dan proudly served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corps and was ...
Ernest Nelson Jones passed away on May, 21, 2017
Ernie Jones, age 84, of Whittier passed away on Sunday, May 21, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Elizabeth Jones and the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ellsworth Jones. A veteran of the United States Army, Ernie loved reading and fishing, spending time with famil...
Vera Agnes Roberts passed away on May, 19, 2017
Vera Roberts, 92, passed away peacefully on May 19, 2017. Formerly of Jacksonville and Miami, Florida and Calera, Alabama, she moved to Sylva, NC in 2007. Daughter of the late Charles William and Helen Elizabeth (Nell) Roberts, she was also preceded in death by her son Freddy Mortillaro, brothe...
Penny Lea Faunce passed away on May, 15, 2017
Penny Lea Faunce, age 59, of Cullowhee passed away unexpectedly Monday, May 15, 2017. She is the daughter of the late Robert Lee Hulse Sr and Jeanette Ann Wilson. She was married for 41 years to William E. Faunce Jr. She was a wonderful woman and a mother to everyone. She is survived by three...
Harry Lester Owen passed away on May, 15, 2017
Lester Owen, 90, of the Qualla Community, passed away Monday May 15, 2017. A native and lifelong resident of Jackson County, he was the son of the late Frank and Annie Howell Owen. He was a member of Olivet United Methodist Church. He worked for Kirk- Davis Chevrolet as a mechanic after graduatin...
Barbara Cosper passed away on May, 10, 2017
Dr. Barbara Anne Cosper, 72, passed away May 10, 2017. She is survived by her sister, Dr. Patricia Borstorff (Al), nieces, Julie Anna Rodiek (Rob) and Kimber Leigh Arlington; her daughters of choice, Brenda Lee Lillard (Steve) and Dr. Kim Gibson Lane (Walter); and her care giver, Melanie Stokely....
Martha Mills passed away on April, 27, 2017
Martha Lucy Mills Watson, 80, of Whittier, NC passed away on Thursday April 27, 2017. She was the daughter of Martin Mills and Margarett Lewis. She is survived by her husband, Leonard Watson; Son Michael David Salling; 2 daughters: Leslie Mills Angiolillo and Margarett Salling Hamilton. ...
Bennie Berniece Green passed away on May, 11, 2017
Bennie B. Green, 88, of Sylva passed away on Thursday, May 11, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Leamon and Gracie Green. She was a member of Green's Creek Baptist Church and loved cooking and baking cakes for her family. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 si...
Otto Hugh Spilker passed away on May, 05, 2017
Otto Hugh Spilker, died on Friday, May 5 at the age of 90. Otto was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1926. He was the only child of Lena and Hugh Spilker, attended high school in St. Louis, and continued his education at Hadley Tech and Washington University. Otto served in the U.S Army from...
Icelene Price passed away on May, 09, 2017
Icelene Price, 89 of Tuckasegee passed away on Tuesday May 9th, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Griffen and Olia Brown. Mrs. Price was preceded in death by the children's father, Virgil Mathis. She was also preceded in death by her husbands Birder Mathis and James Price. Also preceding he...
Betty Parris passed away on May, 07, 2017
Betty Parris, 83 of Dillsboro peacefully slipped away in her sleep on Sunday May 7, 2017. She was the wife of Bill Parris for sixty-three years and was the daughter of the late Claude and Lucille Jacobs. Mrs. Parris was the oldest lifelong member of Jarrett Memorial Baptist Church in Dillsboro. ...
Ronald Cleveland Jones passed away on May, 02, 2017
Author of The Firescalds Road to the Sky, Ronald Cleveland Jones, 72, a resident of Moseley, Virginia died peacefully at Johnston-Willis Hospital in Richmond, Virginia on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. His death was due to complications related to kidney failure. Jones' Firescalds is an inspiring account ...
Betty Gates Jones passed away on May, 06, 2017
Betty Gates Jones, 81, of Sylva passed away on May 6, 2017. She was married to the late Allen Franklin Jones for 64 years and was the daughter of the late Fred and Edna (Sutton) Gates. Betty was a member of First Baptist Church of Sylva. She loved her family dearly and loved her flowers. She a...
Frankie James Dills passed away on May, 05, 2017
Frankie "Frank" James Dills, Sr., age 68, of Cullowhee passed away Friday, May 5, 2017 at his residence. He is the son of the late Zernie and Inez Dills. He is survived by his wife of 46 years Laurel Dills. Frank served in the United States Army from 1971 to 1973. During his time in the services ...
Darrell Katherine Barclay passed away on May, 02, 2017
Darrell Katherine Barclay, 87, of Whittier, passed away Tuesday May 2, 2017. Formerly of Arizona, she had lived in Jackson County for the past 5 years. She was the daughter of the late Joe and Ina Wallace. She attended and enjoyed her Church family at Cherokee Baptist Church. She loved making tob...
Florence Veronica Piotrowski passed away on April, 30, 2017
. Florence "Flo" Veronica Piotrowski, nee Marcinkowski, 85, of Sylva, NC, winged her flight home on Sunday April 30. Born June 21, 1931, in Berlin, Wisconsin, she was preceded in death by husband Eugene and daughter Paula (Wood). Surviving Flo are children Michael (Spokane, WA), Peter (Jupiter ...
Martha Jane Davis passed away on May, 01, 2017
Martha Davis age 65 of Cullowhee, NC passed away unexpectedly Monday, May 1, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Ben Lee and Helen (Mashburn) Davis. She graduated Cullowhee High School in 1969. She was employed by the phone company for 42 years and retired in July 2016. Since her retirement Ma...
Glenda Owen passed away on April, 29, 2017
Glenda Ashe Owen, loving mother, grandmother, wife, sister and aunt passed away at sunrise suddenly on Saturday morning, April 29 at Mission Hospital in Asheville. She was 64 and self-employed for many years. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, and the treasurer for many years. Glenda...
Wanda Kay Roberts passed away on April, 24, 2017
Wanda Hughes Roberts, age 55, of Sylva passed away Monday, April 24, 2017. She is the daughter of William Hughes and the late Carolyn (Moore) Hughes. She was preceded in death by her son John William Clark. She is survived by one daughter Adrienne Clark Higdon and husband Gus Higdon; one gran...
Larry Lee Parris passed away on April, 23, 2017
Larry Lee Parris, age 79, of Sylva passed Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Morningstar Assisted Living Center. He is the son of the late David and Selma Parris. He is survived by his wife of 58 years Judy Parris. He was a partner in P & M Automotive for over 40 years. He loved being outdoors bird huntin...

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