Garrett Funerals and Cremations

Full Time staff

Chad Hamiel- Funeral Director 828-456-8656
Andy Ray-Funeral Director 828-456-8656
Anthony Messer-Funeral Director 828-456-8656
Mary Marcus-Adminstrative Assistant 828-456-8656
Brandon Aldredge-Grounds Keeper 828-456-8656
Keith Gentry-Grounds Keeper 828-456-8656

Part time Staff

Fred Buchanan
Morgan Davis
Earl Nations
Rev. Dr. Timothy Howard
David Greene
Jeremy Parton
Susan Stamey
Vera Rathbone
Don Rhodarmer


Our Obituaries

Wilma Sutton Lindsay

November 6, 1924 - January 27, 2018

Waynesville-Wilma Sutton Lindsay, 93, died on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at Maggie Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation after an extended period of illness. Wilma was born in Haywood County to the late Robert and Josie Hannah Sutton.In addition to her parents, Wilma was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Lindsay; her son, Bobby Owen, Jr.; sisters, Tressie Meadows, Thelma West, Elfie Owen,...
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Anneliese AnneLiese Gravier

May 1, 1951 - January 26, 2018

Sylva-Margareta Anneliese "Liese" Gravier "Rhinehart", 66, died on Friday, January 26, 2018, at The Elizabeth House after a long battle with Alzheimers. Liese was born in Erlangen, Germany on May 1, 1951, to the late Robert Shickert and to Anneliese Schiller Whichard. Liese was a free spirited lady who loved playing her guitar and traveling throughout the world. She was a faithful friend who...
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Bonnie Jean Phillips

April 13, 1930 - January 26, 2018

Waynesville-Bonnie Jean Smathers Phillips, 87, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, January 26, 2018, at The Homestead. Bonnie was born in Boone, NC on April 13, 1930, to the late Charlie "CE" and Pearl Price Smathers. Bonnie was a wonderful cook who loved people and enjoyed sitting on her front porch while talking with family and friends. She loved her church, but most of all she loved...
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James Edward Lott

May 12, 1956 - January 23, 2018

Bethel-James E. Lott, 61, died on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at his residence. James was born on May 12, 1956, to the late Oscar and Gertrude "Gail" Davis Lott.James is survived by five brothers, John, Stephen, Paul, Chris, and Michael; nine sisters, Cathy, Anne, Maggiy, Patti, Carolyn, Barbara, Mary, Susan, and Fran; and many nieces and nephews.A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in...
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Ruth K. Cannon

August 11, 1925 - January 21, 2018

Candler-Ruth Cannon, 92, died on Sunday, January 21, 2018, at her residence. Ruth was born in Charlotte, NC on August 11, 1925, to the late Henry and Florence Harrill Krause. In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Cannon; sisters, Mae Hawkins, Alta Boyce, and Una Crawford; son, Thomas McLeod; daughters, Shirley Inge and Karen McMahan; and a grandson, John...
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Arnold Owen Brackett

February 20, 1956 - January 19, 2018

Canton, NC - Arnold Owens Brackett, 61, passed away January 19, 2018 at his home. He was born February 20, 1956 to the late Marlor Lonas Brackett, Sr & the late Melia Ann Morgan Brackett. He was a Veteran of the US Army and spent his free time camping, watching NHRA racing, or cooking. He also enjoyed flea markets, crafting with wood & clay, coloring or sketching, & spending time with his...
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Virginia Wilson

August 13, 1927 - January 14, 2018

Waynesville-Virginia Hoyle Wilson, 90, died on Sunday, January 14, 2018, at Blue Ridge Health Care on the Mountain. Virginia was born in Jackson County on August 13, 1927, to the late Delos and Patra Duncan Hoyle. She loved working in her flowers and garden. Virginia travelled all over the world and will be remembered for her feisty spirit.In addition to her parents, Virginia was preceded in...
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Felice Josephine Scalero

April 9, 1927 - January 13, 2018


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Harry Lee Wright

September 10, 1930 - January 12, 2018

Waynesville-Harry Lee Wright, 87, passed away at home on Friday, January 12, 2018. Harry was born in Haywood County on September 10, 1930, to the late Clifford Sr. and Mabel Sherrill Wright. Harry was a man of few words, but always had a quick wit. He served his country honorably in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Harry retired from Enka/BASF after 40 years of faithful service and...
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Harry Lee Wright

September 10, 1930 - January 12, 2018

Waynesville-Harry Lee Wright, 87, passed away at home on Friday, January 12, 2018. Harry was born in Haywood County on September 10, 1930, to the late Clifford Sr. and Mabel Sherrill Wright. Harry was a man of few words, but always had a quick wit. He served his country honorably in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Harry retired from Enka/BASF after 40 years of faithful service and...
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R.D. Price

August 20, 1945 - January 12, 2018

Waynesville-R.D. Price, 72, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Friday, January 12, 2018, at his residence surrounded by his family. R.D. was born in Haywood County on August 20, 1945, to the late Glenn and Frances Palmer Price. In addition to his parents, R.D. was preceded in death by his wife, Georgia Carver Price; and son, Tommy Price.R.D. is survived by his son Chris Price...
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Luther Raymond Crews

March 13, 1934 - January 11, 2018


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Larry Lee Waller

December 27, 1950 - January 9, 2018

Beloved Husband and FatherWaynesville-Larry Lee Waller, 67, died on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at Mission Hospital. Larry was born in Norton, Kansas on December 27, 1950, to Richard and Laura Sheets Waller.Larry was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and two brothers.Larry is survived by his wife, Vada Stevens Waller; daughters, Ranna Waller, Vada Bodimer, and Amy Griffin; sons, Eric...
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Faye McElroy

March 17, 1928 - January 3, 2018

Clyde-Faye R. McElroy, 89, of the Fines Creek Community, passed Wednesday, January 03, 2018. She born in Haywood County, on March 17, 1928, and was the daughter of the late Oscar and Florence Price Rathbone. Faye was a member of the Shelton Laurel Salvation Army.Faye was preceded in death by her husband Bill McElroy, one grandchild, four brothers, and two sisters.Faye is survived by two sons, Ray...
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Annie Louise Henry

December 27, 1925 - January 2, 2018

Sylva, NC - Louise Henry, 92, passed away January 1, 2018 at Skyland Care Center.A private memorial service will be held at a later date.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 89 Mt. Pleasant Church Road, Sylva, NC 28779.Garrett Funeral Home is caring for the family.
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Iris Arlethia Hutchinson

July 5, 1936 - January 1, 2018

Salisbury-Iris Mahan Hutchinson, 81, died on Monday, January 1, 2018, at Trinity Oaks Lutheran Home. Iris was born in Pittsylvania County, VA on July 5, 1936, to the late Garland and Lizzie Thornton Mahan. She taught public school for over 25 years in Virginia and North Carolina. Iris was involved with The United Methodist Women for over 40 years. She taught Sunday School, was involved with the...
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Talbot Fort Parker

July 31, 1927 - December 30, 2017

Talbot Fort Parker, Jr., M.D.July 31, 1927 -- December 30, 2017Longtime Goldsboro physician Talbot Fort Parker, Jr., M.D. [“Tod”] died Saturday, December 30, 2017, at Homestead Hospice, in Waynesville NC, from complications of prostate cancer. Born on July 31, 1927, in Goldsboro, Tod was the son of Talbot Fort Parker, Sr. and Jane Agnes McAdams Parker. He attended Goldsboro City...
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Jimmy Lee Best

October 8, 1938 - December 27, 2017


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Billy Mack Chandler

September 2, 1951 - December 27, 2017

Canton-Billy Mack Chandler, 66, died on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. Billy was born in Haywood County on September 2, 1951, to the late Starlie and Lucille Fisher Chandler. Billy was an outdoorsman who enjoyed bear hunting, coon hunting, and fishing. He will be remembered for his carpentry skills and his love of family. Billy never knew a stranger. In addition to his parents, Billy was preceded...
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Linda Maxine Massie

January 18, 1947 - December 23, 2017

Linda Stiles Massie (70) of Waynesville, went home on December 23, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Edith Stiles and a brother, Little Bill. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Wallace Massie and three brothers, A son, Matthew (Melissa), Daughter Crystal, two grandsons Jacob Massie (Laura) John Logan Massie, and a “grandgirl” Jennifer Mease (Jesse)...
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Hugh W. Russell

June 21, 1953 - December 22, 2017

Leicester-Rev. Hugh William Russell, Jr., 64, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Friday, December 22, 2017, at The Homestead. Hugh was born in Cocke County, TN, on June 21, 1953, to the late Hugh, Sr. and Barbara Ramsey Russell. Hugh was an avid fisherman and was “a trout’s worst nightmare”. He worked for 25 years at the Oconaluftee Job Corp Center and...
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Frederick Dean Gaddy

September 16, 1952 - December 17, 2017

“Loved by All”Canton-Frederick “Freddie” Dean Gaddy, 65, died on Sunday, December 17, 2017, at Silver Bluff Nursing and Rehab. Freddie was born in Shreveport, LA on September 16, 1952, to Bobolee Frederick Gaddy and the late Richmond Troy Gaddy. He is a graduate from Helen J. Stewart School. Freddie loved NASCAR, music, Dolly Parton and Elvis Pressley. Freddie participated...
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Thomas Lee Curtis

January 29, 1951 - December 2, 2017

Waynesville-Thomas Lee "Skyhawk" Curtis, 66, went to be with the Lord from his home on Saturday, December 2, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. Tom was born in Haywood County on January 29, 1951, to the late Frank and Mildred Messer Curtis. Tom was a very helpful and giving man. He was active in the American Legion, Post 47, American Legion Riders (Director), the VFW, and Folkmoot. Tom...
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Daisy Miller

April 29, 1949 - November 26, 2017

Maggie Valley-Daisy Dockery Miller, 68, died on Sunday, November 26, 2017, at Haywood Regional Medical Center. Daisy was born in Haywood County on April 29, 1949, to the late Raymond and Anna Conard Dockery. Daisy enjoyed reading horror books, watching horror films, playing games, scrolling Facebook. She loved feeding and watching her birds. Daisy will be remembered as a caregiver to many people....
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Rudolf Hiller

January 31, 1933 - November 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Garrett Funeral Home, Waynesville, NC.
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Helen Norman

March 11, 1929 - November 23, 2017

Waynesville, NC – Helen Caldwell Norman, age 88, passed away Thursday, November 23, 2017 at Silver Bluff Nursing Home. She was born in Big Cattaloochee Valley on March 11, 1929 to the late Rueben Eldridge and Pearl Valentine Caldwell. She retired from Dayco in 1988 after 40 years of service. She had a special love of music and especially gospel music. She was very artistic and did many...
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Beth Ann Turner

September 14, 1951 - November 20, 2017

Canton, NC – Beth Ann Brookshire Turner, age 66 passed away peacefully Monday, November 20, 2017 at her son’s residence. She was born on September 14, 1951. Beth had a love for music, gardening and spending time at the lake swimming and water skiing.She is preceded in death by Wilburn Brookshire and sister, Carol Brookshire.Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Kermit Turner;...
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Reba Lee Rhodarmer

May 24, 1938 - November 17, 2017

Waynesville-Reba Brown Rhodarmer, 79, died on Friday, November 17, 2017, at her residence. Reba was born in Haywood County on May 24, 1938, to the late Boone and Cora Carver Brown. Reba enjoyed working in her flowers, camping, reading and “going places”. She was known for writing poetry and her artwork. In addition to her parents, Reba was preceded in death by her husband, Wilburn...
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Lenora Rowe

December 8, 1937 - November 17, 2017

Beloved Mother, Grandmother & Great GrandmotherMaggie Valley, NC – Lenora Resciniti Rowe, 79, passed away Friday, November 17, 2017 at her residence after a long battle with Cancer. She was born on December 8, 1937 to the late Rocco and Mary McEntee Resciniti.Lenora was a member of Long’s Chapel United Methodist church. She had a lifelong career as a bank manager with various...
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Edna Mae Carver

March 12, 1915 - November 17, 2017

Waynesville-Edna Mae Parton Carver, 102, went to her Heavenly Home on Friday, November 17, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Edna was a native of Haywood County where she lived most of her life. She was the daughter of Roy and Nettie Wood Parton.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Lee Carver, who passed away in 1964; a daughter, Betty Davis; a...
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Reba Lee Rhodarmer

May 24, 1938 - November 17, 2017

Waynesville-Reba Brown Rhodarmer, 79, died on Friday, November 17, 2017, at her residence. Reba was born in Haywood County on May 24, 1938, to the late Boone and Cora Carver Brown. Reba enjoyed working in her flowers, camping, reading and “going places”. She was known for writing poetry and her artwork.In addition to her parents, Reba was preceded in death by her husband, Wilburn...
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Dorothy Gibson

April 25, 1924 - November 15, 2017

Dot Gibson – A Woman of True Mountain HeritageMaggie Valley-Dorothy Nelson Gibson, 93, died peacefully on November 15, 2017. “Dot” was a lifetime resident of Maggie Valley after moving over from Swain County where she was born on April 25th, 1924 to Claude and Ada Lominac Nelson.In 1942 Dot met Hulan Gibson of Maggie Valley and they married while he was serving in the US Army...
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Wesley Gaylord

November 4, 1979 - November 14, 2017

Waynesville-Frank Wesley "Wes" Gaylord, IV, 38, passed away on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. Wes was born on November 4, 1979 to Frank Gaylord, III and Cathie Carson Gaylord.In addition to his parents, Wes is survived by his wife, Haley Spratlin Gaylord; sons, Cade Wesley, Kyler James, and Logan Frank Gaylord; sister, Chelsea Gaylord Ramsey (Colin); father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jeff and...
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Evan Kelsey Tymon

November 27, 1989 - November 10, 2017

Clyde, NC – Evan Kelsey Tymon, age 27, passed away on November 10, 2017. He was born in Nashville, TN on November 27, 1989.He was a graduate of Central Haywood High School in Clyde, NC. He was Chef at the Pigeon River Grille in Canton.Left to cherish his memory is his parents, Dorr and Anne Tymon; sister, Meghann Tymon Rice; and his children, Finn Alexander and Ember Quinn.A Celebration of...
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Lowery Lee Chandler

January 5, 1929 - November 9, 2017

Waynesville, NC – Lowery Lee Chandler, 88, passed away Friday, November 9, 2017 at the Haywood House in Canton. He was born in Haywood County to the late Jeff and Helen Hampton Chandler. Lowery was a carpenter for many years.In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Edith Chandler; sons, Gene Chandler and Bob Chandler.Left to cherish his memory is his daughters,...
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Margaret Lasher Roome

July 13, 1942 - November 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Garrett Funeral Home, Waynesville, NC.
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Naomi Mitchell

November 21, 1936 - November 7, 2017

Waynesville, NC - Naomi Worley Mitchell, 80, passed away Tuesday, November 07, 2017 at the John F. Keever Solace Center. She was born in Madison County, NC on November 21, 1936 to the late Reagan and Emeline Ball Worley. She enjoyed her crafts and playing bingo at the nursing home.In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Mitchell; and a brother, Elymas Worley...
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Nancy Mull Shuler

May 26, 1924 - November 6, 2017

Cullowhee-Nancy Mull Shuler, 93, died on Monday, November 6, 2017, at Skyland Care Center. Nancy was born in Jackson County on May 26, 1924, to the late Charlie and Zona Knight Mull. She was an “old fashion woman” who will be remembered for being helpful in her community. Nancy enjoyed gardening, canning and taking care of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.In...
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Ivan Landreth

September 24, 1925 - October 27, 2017

“Popie”Clyde – Ivan Cecil Landreth, 92, known as “Popie”, got to walk with Jesus as of October 27, 2017 at The Solace Center Hospice House of CarePartners in Asheville, NC. He was born on September 25, 1925, in Maysville, Kentucky to the late David and Beryle Sullivan Landreth. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Katherine “Memie” Gladys Mason...
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Joan D. Hugger

July 28, 1934 - October 24, 2017

Clyde-Joan Hugger, 83, died on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at Haywood Regional Medical Center. Joan was born in Gloversville, NY on July 28, 1934, to the late Thomas and Marie Wilmot Moran.In addition to her parents, Joan was preceded in death by her husband, John Hugger;Joan is survived by her daughter, Carol Nunnink; granddaughter, Amber Henderson and her husband Ben; her brother Thomas Moran;...
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Louise Edwards

August 15, 1927 - October 21, 2017

Canton-Mary Louise Edwards, 90, entered her Heavenly home on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Louise was born in Yancey County on August 15, 1927, to the late Vernal and Ada Honeycutt Jones. Louise was a member of Crestview Baptist Church and was lovingly known as “Granny” to family and friends. Louise was fond of spending time with her family, especially on what would become a Thursday...
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Georgia Carver Price

October 5, 1947 - October 13, 2017

Waynesville-Georgia Carver Price, 70, went to be her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Friday, October 13, 2017, at her residence surrounded by her family. Georgia was born in Haywood County on October 5, 1947, to the late Hardy and Zola Conard Carver. Georgia enjoyed reading, but most of all she loved God, her church, and her family.In addition to her parents, Georgia was preceded in death by...
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Virginia Bernice Imhoff

May 8, 1929 - October 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Garrett Funeral Home, Waynesville, NC.
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Jarvis Messer

September 24, 1936 - October 2, 2017

White Oak – Jarvis Messer, 81 passed away Monday, October 2, 2017 at Haywood Regional Medical Center. He was born in Haywood County on September 24, 1936 to the late Dave and Burr Franklin Messer. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Fannie Messer; son, Clinton Messer; three brothers, Ray, JD, and JaHue Messer.Survivors include, two grandsons, Jason Messer and...
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Ronald Erwin Cullins

October 31, 1965 - September 30, 2017

Atlanta-Ronald Erwin Cullins, 51, died at his residence after a brief illness. Ronnie was born in Haywood County on October 31, 1965, to parents Frank and Ethel Sellers Burkes. Ronnie was a 1984 graduate of Tuscola High School and was an avid UNC Tar Heel and Carolina Panthers fan.Ronnie was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Ethel Sellers.In addition to his parents Ronnie is survived...
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Wanda Frady

February 24, 1940 - September 30, 2017

“Beloved Wife, Mother & Grandmother”Greenville, SC – Wanda Turner Frady, age 77 passed away Saturday, September 30, 2017 at McCall Hospice House in Simpsonville, SC. She was born on February 24, 1940 to the late Ralph and Janet Turner. She enjoyed outdoor life, traveling, camping and spending time with her family. She brightened the life of everyone she encountered.In...
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Ivory Coleman Wilson

January 27, 1924 - September 27, 2017

Waynesville, NC – Ivory Coleman Wilson, age 93, passed away Wednesday, September 27, 2017. He was born in Old Fort, McDowell County, North Carolina, to parents Fred Grover Wilson and Lillie Silvers Wilson on January 27, 1924. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Elizabeth Motz of Lincolnton, NC, Eula Jo Wilson and Mary Irene Wilson of Pleasant Gardens Community in Marion, NC, two...
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Alma Mitchell

October 21, 1935 - September 27, 2017

“Beloved Momma & Nanny”Waynesville, NC – Alma Bumgarner Mitchell, age 81, passed away peacefully at her home. She was born in Haywood County on October 21, 1935 to the late Mack Bumgarner and Mary Elizabeth (Lizzie) Wyatt Bumgarner Lanning and was the step daughter of the late Melvin A. Lanning.Alma was a member of Sulphur Springs Freewill Baptist Church. She retired...
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Charles Philip Drueding

February 24, 1939 - September 23, 2017

Charles Phillip (Chip) Drueding, born February 24, 1939, passed away in Asheville, NC on September 23. His family and friends are deeply saddened by his departure. A U.S. Navy veteran, Chip was stationed in Japan, where his squadron provided offshore support for aircraft carriers during the Cold War. In 1968, he earned a degree in aviation engineering from Northrop Institute of Technology. He...
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Norma Louise Winchester

November 21, 1919 - September 23, 2017

Waynesville-Norma Jones Winchester, 97, died on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at The Homestead. Norma was born in the Caney Fork Community of Jackson County to the late Samuel Vance and Nellie Watson Jones. Norma enjoyed working in her garden, cooking, canning, going out to eat, crocheting, and her cats and dogs. Most of all she loved having her family gather at her house for a “family...
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Thomas Reid Conway

March 2, 1937 - September 22, 2017

Rev. Thomas Reid Conway, Sr., 80, of Lake Junaluska died September 22, 2017. He was born March 2, 1937 to Daniel Reid and Alice Collins Conway of Maysville, NC. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Wilbur, a sister Hazel, and a great-niece, Sarah Huffman. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Anna Ruth Carper Conway, sons Thomas Reid (Julie)and John Timothy, and grandson David;...
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Donna Sue Rathbone

June 23, 1947 - September 19, 2017

Waynesville-Donna Sue Rathbone, 70, died on Wednesday, September 19, 2017, at The Brian Center. Donna Sue was born in Haywood County to the late Oliver and Lelia Smith Rathbone.In addition to her parents, Donna Sue was preceded in death by a sister, Lucy; and five brothers, Thomas Boone, Hank, Joe, Frank, and Bob.Donna Sue is survived by her sisters, Ruth, Jane, Mary, Jean and Jackie; and many...
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Michael Maney

March 17, 1954 - September 17, 2017

Waynesville-Michael Jefferson Maney, 63, died on Sunday, September 17, 2017, at The Homestead. Michael was born in Haywood County on March 17, 1954, to the late Donald Maney and Margaret Wright Maney. Michael was a graduate of Tuscola High School and Appalachian State University. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and boating. Michael had a true love of animals. He was always willing to lend a...
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Sarah Elizabeth Gray

October 28, 1947 - September 12, 2017

Waynesville-Sarah Elizabeth Gray, 69, passed away peacefully, on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at The Homestead, surrounded by her loving family. Sarah was born in Haywood County on October 28, 1947, to the late Joseph and Louise Forney Gray. Sarah worked at the Head Start program for 30 years and loved the kids. Sarah never met a stranger and was always happy. She loved working puzzle books,...
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Raymond Lee McPherson

March 17, 1933 - September 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Garrett Funeral Home, Waynesville, NC.
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Frieda Alice Edwards

June 18, 1930 - September 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Garrett Funeral Home, Waynesville, NC.
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Barbara Frances Hammock

September 4, 1930 - September 2, 2017

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Frankie Warren

August 13, 1933 - September 1, 2017

“Beloved Wife”Waynesville, NC – Frankie Morgan Warren, age 84 passed away September 1, 2017 at Autumn Care Nursing and Rehab. She was born August 13, 1933 to the late Leamon and Zillie Woodard Morgan. She retired with many years of service at Dayco. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church.Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 42 years, Paul J. Warren.Private...
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Sherry Lynn Sherrill

September 29, 1958 - August 27, 2017

Balsam-Sherry Lynn Dills Sherrill, 58, died on Sunday, August 27, 2017, after a lengthy illness. Sherry was born in Haywood County on September 29, 1958, to William Troy Dills and the late Elizabeth Caldwell Dills. Sherry enjoyed working with her flowers in her yard, refinishing furniture, shopping at thrift stores, and playing cars with Avery.In addition to her mother, Sherry was preceded in...
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Mary Sue Crocker

November 17, 1927 - August 27, 2017

Waynesville-Mary Sue “Susie” Crocker, 89, died on Sunday, August 27, 2017, at Haywood Lodge. Susie was born in Johnson County, NC, on November 17, 1927, to the late Harry and Bessie Leatherwood Crocker. Susie loved to travel, play golf, and had a career in banking management. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Waynesville.In addition to her parents, Susie was...
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Elmer Junior Caldwell

April 17, 1932 - August 27, 2017

“Faithful Servant of God”Waynesville, NC – Elmer Junior Caldwell, age 85 passed away on August 27, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was born in Haywood County to the late Arvil and Iola Rhodarmer Caldwell. He was a lifelong resident of Haywood County. He retired from Dayco following 40 years of service. His joy was preaching and teaching the word of God. He also enjoyed his...
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Rose Mary Ashe

February 24, 1957 - August 26, 2017

CLYDE — Rose Mary Ashe, 60, died on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, at The Homestead. Rose Mary was born in Haywood County on Feb. 24, 1957, to the late Charles and Blanche Rogers Kuyendall.In addition to her parents, Rose Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh K. Ashe.Rose Mary is survived by a son, Jeffrey Ashe (Sabrina); a daughter, Lisa Gibson (Jimmy); brothers, Joe Kuyendall (Edith),...
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Anna Jean Angel

December 31, 1930 - August 25, 2017

Waynesville-Anna Jean Crocker Angel, 86, died on Friday, August 25, 2017, at Haywood Lodge. Anna Jean was born in Johnson County, NC, on December 31, 1930, to the late Harry and Bessie Leatherwood Crocker. Anna Jean will be remembered for her amazing crafting ability. She was a retired teacher’s assistant having worked at Maggie Valley and Jonathan Valley Elementary Schools. Anna Jean was a...
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Jack Sherman Munger

May 13, 1952 - August 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Garrett Funeral Home, Waynesville, NC.
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Betty Jean Wyatt

August 22, 1941 - August 23, 2017

Waynesville-Betty Seay Wyatt, 76, died on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at The Homestead. Betty was born in Madison County on August 22, 1941, to the late Wiley and Laurie Parton Seay. Betty enjoyed working puzzles, gardening, and playing bingo. She was a faithful member of Camp Branch Freewill Baptist Church where she attended until her health declined.In addition to her parents, Betty was...
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Ralph Edward Hughes

June 26, 1953 - August 20, 2017

Clyde-Ralph Edward Hughes, 64, died on Sunday, August 20, 2017, at The Homestead. Ralph was born in Haywood County on June 26, 1953, to the late Albert and Allie Clark Hughes. Ralph was a hardworking man who enjoyed hunting.In addition to his parents, Ralph was preceded in death by his sister, Doris Hughes Justice.Ralph is survived by his brother, David Hughes (Deanna); sisters Kathy Hooper (Don)...
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Lowell Thomas Hannah

January 13, 1936 - August 16, 2017

Maggie Valley-Lowell Thomas Hannah, died on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. Lowell was born in Little Cataloochee, on January 13, 1936, to the late Mark E. and Verda Messer Hannah. He enjoyed being outdoors, especially mowing, working with his tractor, trout fishing, camping, and visiting Cataloochee. His father, Mark, was the first Park Ranger at Cataloochee. Lowell loved to tinker and was able to...
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Edwin McCall

November 2, 1930 - August 8, 2017

Waynesville, NC – Edwin D. McCall, 86 passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was born in Jackson County on November 2, 1930 to the late James Lewis and Elsie Middleton McCall.Edwin served his country honorably in the United States Army. He worked at Wellco for many years and later retired from Dayco with over 30 years of service. He was a lifetime member of...
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Janis H. Godwin

June 19, 1940 - August 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Garrett Funeral Home, Waynesville, NC.
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Dewey Anthony Cockman

December 2, 1944 - August 2, 2017

Dewey Anthony Cockman, 73, of Arden North Carolina passed peacefully at the home of his youngest daughter in Madison Alabama on August 2, 2017 after a period of declining health.He was born December 2, 1944 in Portsmouth, Virginia to Isom and Margaret Cockman. Dewey was raised in Greensboro, North Carolina and graduated from Grimsley High School in 1963. Following graduation, he enlisted in the U...
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Donna Ann Towsey

January 4, 1956 - August 1, 2017

Waynesville, NC-Donna Ann McDermott Towsey, a long-time resident of the Haywood County, passed away Tuesday, August 1, at Maggie Valley Rehabilitation Center. Born on January 4, 1956 in New York, New York, Donna received her Degree in Business Administration from Montreat College in 2001. She was a part of the Lake Junaluska family for 20 years before she retired in 2015. Donna loved cooking...
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Laura Macey Holcomb

March 2, 1923 - July 27, 2017

Waynesville-Laura Macey Holcomb, 94, died on Thursday, July 27, 2017, at her residence. Macey was born in Marshall County, Alabama, the oldest of eight children, on March 2, 1923, to the late Albert Theo and Lora Grace Yarborough Cook who were sharecroppers. She worked hard all her life, having raised her siblings, even naming them. Macey also worked hard helping her husband being successful in...
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Nancy Barbara Monteith

September 7, 1925 - July 21, 2017

“Beloved Mother”Nancy Barbara Wright Monteith, 91, of Waynesville, passed away Thursday, July 21, 2017 at Autumn Care Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was born September 7, 1925 in Haywood County to the late Wynter and Hazel Wright.Before becoming a mother, Barbara was employed by Dayco of Waynesville. She enjoyed her family, gardening, pets, and being outdoors. She was a longtime...
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Ina Ruth Normand

August 22, 1922 - July 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Garrett Funeral Home, Waynesville, NC.
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Hubert Marshall Topper

September 6, 1925 - July 18, 2017

Waynesville, NC – After an extended illness, Hubert Marshall Topper slipped away peacefully at his home. He was born September 6, 1925 in Memphis, TN to Samuel and Sarah Bierman Topper.He is preceded in death by sisters, Evelyn Liebovich (Joseph), Mariam Rosenbloom (David) and beloved grandson, Shlomo Topper.He is survived by his wife, Shirley Topper; sons, Gary Topper (Ellen Caldwell) of...
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Niota Haynes

September 30, 1925 - July 14, 2017

Waynesville-Niota Bradshaw Haynes, 91, died on Friday, July 14, 2017, at Aston Park Health Care and Rehabilitation. Niota was born in Towns County, Georgia on September 30, 1925, to the late Ernest and Cellie Hooper Bradshaw. Private services are planned at a later date.Garrett Funerals and Cremations is caring for the Haynes family. www.garrettfuneralsandcremations.com
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Mary Sue Rayer

December 19, 1925 - July 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Garrett Funeral Home, Waynesville, NC.
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Mary Isabel Carpenter

March 4, 1919 - June 29, 2017

Maggie Valley-Sister Mary Isabel Carpenter, 98, died on Thursday, June 29, 2017, at Maggie Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation. Sister Mary Isabel was born in Chicago, IL on March 4, 1919, to the late Herbert Jack and Harriet Elizabeth Lake Carpenter. Sister Mary Isabel was cofounder of St. Joseph Academy in Maggie Valley, NC. She taught kindergarten through third grade, until 2008. She was also...
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Doris Lorraine Watkins

July 15, 1922 - June 27, 2017

Waynesville-Doris Ingram Watkins, 94, passed away on June 27, 2017. Doris was born in Penn Yan, NY on July 15, 1922, to the late Oliver and Catherine Ingram. Doris dedicated most of her life to her family and church. She enjoyed fine food and traveling. She enjoyed a long life of making other people smile and loving her.In addition to her parents Doris was preceded in death by a son, Frederick...
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Ellen Wyatt Mehaffey

April 12, 1938 - June 26, 2017

Waynesville- Ellen Wyatt Mehaffey, 79, died on Monday, June 26, 2017, at The John F. Keever Solace Center. Ellen was born in Haywood County on April 12, 1938, to the late James and Rhoda Conard Wyatt. Ellen enjoyed talking on the phone, attending church, especially tent revivals and working in her garden. Most of all she enjoyed being a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great...
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Duke Duke James

September 15, 1936 - June 24, 2017

Waynesville, NC – Francis Duke James, Sr., age 80, passed away June 24, 2017 at The Homestead. Duke was born in Mocksville, NC on September 15, 1936, to the late Clarence Bruce, Sr. and Laura Grace Sheek James.Duke and his wife owned and operated Hazelwood Pharmacy for many years. He loved and enjoyed his children, grandchildren and his church family at Faith United Methodist Church.In...
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Jane Bernadine Ray

December 10, 1926 - June 23, 2017

Jane Bernadine Smithwick Ray, age 90, passed away Friday, June 23, 2017 at Haywood Lodge and Retirement. She was born in Hyde County, NC to the late Cleve and Roberta Smithwick.In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Avon Osceola Ray, Jr.Left to cherish her memory is her son, Cleve Ray and wife Margaret; daughter, Carolyn Smith and husband Brian; four grandchildren...
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Robert Lee Mitchell

January 20, 1970 - June 16, 2017

Waynesville, NC – Robert Lee Mitchell “Charlie”, 47, passed away June 16, 2017 at Mission Hospital. He was born in Haywood County on January 20, 1970. He is preceded in death by his mother, Lucille Mitchell and brother, James “Peanut” Mitchell.Left to cherish his memory is his sister-in-law, Rhonda Mitchell; sister, Betty Rich; and a host of extended family members...
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Joyce Broker

December 7, 1925 - June 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Garrett Funeral Home, Waynesville, NC.
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Mary Leota Lockman

April 20, 1920 - June 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Garrett Funeral Home, Waynesville, NC.
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Kenneth Ronald Fletcher

August 18, 1946 - June 12, 2017

Maggie Valley, NC – Kenneth R. Fletcher, 70, passed away Monday, June 12, 2017. He was born on August 18, 1946 to the late George and Gertrude Fletcher. He retired from CSX Railroad following 40 years of service.Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 53 years, Judy Fletcher; children, Frances McMillan, Cynthia Spampanato, and Kenneth M. Fletcher; grandchildren, Morgan McMillan, Mac...
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Fay Maxine Ross

September 14, 1930 - June 11, 2017

Waynesville, NC - Fay Ross went to be with our Lord on June 11, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Charlie and Nettie Estes Buchanan of Waynesville. Fay was a life-long resident of Haywood County and member of Allen’s Creek Baptist Church. She was a loving mother and grandmother and a dedicated homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, James D. Ross of Waynesville; daughter,...
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Geraldine James

February 2, 1936 - June 10, 2017

Waynesville, NC – Geraldine Keenum James, age 81, passed away June 10, 2017 at Autumn Care Nursing and Rehab. She was born in Gastonia, NC on February 2, 1936 to the late Ralph Francis and Addie Parker Keenum.She was a pharmacist for 53 years in Haywood and surrounding counties. Her and her husband owned and operated Hazelwood Pharmacy for many years. She loved & enjoyed her children,...
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Jim Carpenter

October 26, 1954 - June 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Garrett Funeral Home, Waynesville, NC.
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Pat Holland Messer

February 22, 1943 - June 8, 2017

Waynesville-Patricia Holland Messer, age 74 passed away suddenly on Thursday, June 8, 2017, at Memorial Mission Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Clell Holland and Blanche Holland Rogers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by Dallas Holland Mathis, the aunt who raised her. Pat is survived by her husband of 56 wonderful years, Harold Dean Messer. She is also survived by...
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Lillian Lena Hannah

January 9, 1932 - June 5, 2017

Waynesville, NC – Lillian Lena Hembree Hannah, 85, passed away Monday, June 5, 2017 at the John F. Keever Solace Center. Born on January 9, 1932 to the late Harry and Clara Medford Hembree, she lived most of her life in Haywood County.As a young lady, she played the piano at church. Very recently she said she remembered all those songs and their page numbers. Over the years, she enjoyed art...
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Alice Murriel Gibson

December 15, 1961 - June 5, 2017

“Loved By All”Waynesville, NC – Alice Murriel Gibson, 55 passed away Monday, June 5, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was born in Haywood County on December 15, 1961 to the late Hobert and Cleo Gibson. She was an avid collector of Wolves. She also enjoyed drawing and spending time with her family.In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by husband, Jim Messer...
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Judith Ann Barnett

August 5, 1941 - June 4, 2017

Waynesville-Judith S. Barnett, 75, passed away on Sunday, June 4, 2017. Judy was born in Haywood County on August 5, 1941, to the late Monroe and Inez Troutman Smith. Judy enjoyed crocheting, cooking, sitting in the sun, and playing on her tablet. In addition to her parents, Judy was preceded in death by her husband WH “Bug” Barnette; and a sister, Joy Crawford.Judy is survived by a...
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Beverly Diane Guy

March 19, 1950 - June 2, 2017

Waynesville-Beverly Diane Guy, 67, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, June 2, 2017, at The Homestead. Beverly was born in Haywood County on March 19, 1950, to the late Wade and Anne Sorrells Guy. Beverly enjoyed spending time at the beach and the casino. Most of all she loved spending time with her family. Beverly retired from the Town of Waynesville after 30 years of faithful...
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Bryan Scott Morris

November 10, 1962 - June 1, 2017

Bryan Scott Morris, 54, died on Thursday, June 1, 2017, at Mission Hospital-Memorial Campus, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Bryan was born in Volusia County, Florida, on November 10, 1962, to the late Rudolph and Frances Villaro Morris.Private services are planned.Garrett Funerals and Cremations is caring for the Morris family. www.garrettfuneralsandcremations.com
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John Judson Moore

September 15, 1932 - June 1, 2017

John Moore passed away peacefully on June 1st. Loving husband of Nancy and children Jon, Heather and Brooke, 6 Grandchildren and many Great Grandchildren. He volunteered with the County Fair, Boy Scouts, the Nature Center, Kituwah, B.E.A.R. Closet and many local events. Friends and Family will remember his wit and humor. John served in the Air Force during the Korean War. A Memorial Service will...
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Eleanor Gertrude Soderstrom

September 4, 1930 - May 30, 2017

Eleanor Soderstrom, of Waynesville, passed away at Maggie Valley Nursing Home on May 30, 2017. She was born in Chicago, on September 4, 1930, the oldest child of Otto and Gertrude Deitz Schwarz. Eleanor married Dick Soderstrom on October 8, 1949. Eleanor and Dick had four sons. Curt, and wife, Amy, live in Waynesville. Steve and wife, Bobbi, live in Clyde. Scott and wife, Carol, live in Darien,...
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Conna Mae Kosch

March 13, 1937 - May 29, 2017

Conna Mae Kosch, 80, died on Monday, May 29, 2017, at her residence. Conna was born in Benton Harbor, Michigan, on March 13, 1937, to the late Forrest and Ada Mae Root Ledyard.Private services are planned.Garrett Funerals and Cremations is caring for the Kosch family. www.garrettfuneralsandcremations.com
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Pansey Hensley

May 16, 1953 - May 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Garrett Funeral Home, Waynesville, NC.
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Mary Elizabeth Goodson

April 1, 1921 - May 27, 2017

Bethel – Mary Elizabeth Potts Goodson, age 96 passed away on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Silverbluff Nursing Home. She was born in Jackson County, was the daughter of the late Roy and Florence Potts. She was preceded in death by her husband Clayborn N. Goodson, who died in 1988 and brothers, John, Charles and two sisters Daphne and Edith Potts.She is survived by two sons, David Goodson and...
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