October 31, 2014
Obituaries

Pierce Emmitt Underwood
Pierce Emmitt Underwood, 51, of Hiawassee, Ga., passed away Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Frank Benton “Ben” Holt, II
Frank Benton "Ben" Holt, II, 94, of Hayesville, passed away Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Hayesville Episcopal Church of the Good Shepher...
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Harry Gene Ledford
Mr. Harry Gene Ledford, 81, of Rock Hill, S.C., passed away Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 in Rock Hill. Born in Hayesville, Ledford was the son of the late Neal and Rose Anderson Ledford. Ledford was of ...
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Pamela Renee Wiggins Wood
Pamela Renee Wiggins Wood, 54, of Hayesville, passed away Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 at the Clay County Care Center. Wood was born in Germany but lived most of her life in Murphy, N.C. She was a daugh...
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Judith Patton Thrift
Judith Patton Thrift, age 74, of Hayesville, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 at her residence. She was a native of Meridian, Miss., but grew up in New Orleans. She lived most of her life in northern F...
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Susan S. LeKites
Susan S. LeKites, age 66, of Hayesville, passed away Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, at Murphy Medical Center. She was a native of Norristown, Pa., and the daughter of the late Robert and Ruth Brennan Strim...
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Alfred Lawrence Gonzales
Alfred “Al” Gonzales, 68, of Hayesville, was called home to the Lord on Oct. 6, 2014, surrounded by his family. He was born in Las Vegas, N.M. on Sept. 16, 1946, to loving parents, Albert and Grace...
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Sidney William Harper, Jr.
Lieutenant Colonel Sidney William Harper, Jr., Retired, of Denver, Colo. died Sept. 24, 2014 at age 72. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sidney William Harper, Sr. and Nell Gunn Harper form...
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William Pugh
William Pugh, 67, of Andrews, N.C., formerly of Cumming, Ga. passed away Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and attended Old Fashioned Baptist Church of Murphy, N.C...
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Kathryn Bell
Kathryn Bell, 90, of Hayesville died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014 in a Clay County care facility. She was a native of Swain County, but had lived in Clay County most of her life. She was a homemaker and a...
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Susan S. LeKites
Susan S. LeKites, age 66, of Hayesville, passed away Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, at Murphy Medical Center. She was a native of Norristown, Pa., and the daughter of the late Robert and Ruth Brennan Strim...
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Elizabeth Jayne Ricks Ramsey
Elizabeth Jayne Ricks Ramsey, age 90, of Murphy, passed away Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. The family received friends at the First Baptist Church of Murphy from 12-2:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14 with funer...
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Larry Edwin Kitchens
Larry Edwin Kitchens, age 71 of Powder Springs. Ga. passed away, Oct. 11, 2014. Memorial Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16 at First Baptist Church Powder Springs with Pastor Mike...
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Nieldre Sarah Gibby Snyder
Nieldre Sarah Gibby Snyder, age 90, of Highlands, N.C. and formerly of Hayesville passed away Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014 in Highlands, N.C. She was a native of Swain County, N.C., and the daughter of th...
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L. Howard McClure
L. Howard McClure, 83, of Hayesville died Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 in the Clay County Care Center. He was a native and lifetime resident of Clay County. Howard was a retired dairy and beef cattle farm...
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Sandra McLamb
On March 5, 1935 Sandra was born in West Palm Beach, Fla. as the only child of Melton and MaSadie Greene. She was suddenly and unexpectedly taken from us on Sunday Oct. 12, 2014 at Northeast Georgi...
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Gail P. Rogers
Gail P. Rogers, 66, of Hayesville, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 at a family residence. She was a native and lifetime resident of Clay County. Gail had worked for many years in banking and most rece...
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Kenneth Umbach
Kenneth Umbach, age 85, of Murphy passed away Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at the Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville. No services are planned at this time. Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy is in cha...
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Betty J. McFarland
Betty J. McFarland, 83, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. Graveside services were held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1 at the Hayesville Baptist Presbyterian Cemetery in...
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Roy Thomas Davenport
Roy Thomas Davenport, age 73, of Hayesville, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 at Murphy Medical Center. Mr. Davenport was born June 15, 1941. He lived on Mill Street in Hayesville. He was a nati...
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Carolyn Alice Johnson
Carolyn Alice Johnson was born on March 6, 1931. She was the daughter of Hilda Krichbaum Johnson and Gunnard E. Johnson of East Chicago, Ind. She attended primary and junior high school in Hammond,...
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Joan Crawford Baldwin
Joan Crawford Baldwin, 76, passed away on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. She was born on May 23, 1938, in Hayesville, to parents Earl Clinton Crawford and Delza Anderson Crawford. She graduated from Hayesv...
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Clarence Edward Garrett
Clarence Edward Garrett, 77, of Hayesville passed away Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in a Murphy care facility. He was a native of Clay County. He was an adventurer and a dreamer. Clarence took his famil...
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Michael Julian Penland
Michael Julian Penland, 71, of Pensacola, Fla., died September 1, 2014. Mr. Penland was born June 21, 1943 in Murphy, N.C. After a career with Lockheed Martin, Mr. Penland moved to Pensacola and wo...
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Rex Killian
Rex Killian, 62, of Murphy died August 29, 2014. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 in the Chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy with Rev. Jim Beasley officiating. Ivie Funer...
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Roger Benjamin Elsberry
Roger Benjamin Elsberry, 71, of Hiawassee, Ga. passed away Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. He was born Jan. 25, 1943 in Minot, N.D. to Ted and Myrtle Elsberry. Roger moved to Sarasota, Fla. with his paren...
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Mark David Gottlieb
Retired law enforcement officer, fireman and paramedic Mark D. Gottlieb, 51, passed away on July 5, 2014 in Dekalb County, Ga. Mark served the public for over 30 years specializing in violent crime...
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William Gaylord Rich
William Gaylord Rich, 82, passed away Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 at his home. He was born in Santiago, Chile and returned to the states a year later. He was the son of the late Herbert William and Jeann...
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Nancy L. Saxon
Nancy L. Byers Saxon, 73, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 at the Rainey Hospice House. Born in Clay County on April 24, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Carl Byers and the late Willa ...
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Rex Allan Ledford
Mr. Rex Allan Ledford, 51, of Burnt School House Road, Hayesville, passed away on Thursday Sept. 4, 2014 in the Chatuge Regional Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Ledford was born on May 22, ...
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Nellie Mae Auberry
Nellie Mae Auberry, 85, of Hayesville, passed away Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 at her residence. She was a native and lifelong resident of Clay County; daughter of the late John and Mary Moss Anderson. N...
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Nellie May Auberry
Nellie May Auberry, 85, of Hayesville, passed away Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 4 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel of Hayesville.
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Vickie Lee Dickhaus
Vickie Lee Dickhaus, 53, of Peachtree died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 at Journey Church of God, 129 Church of Christ Road, Murphy. Ivie Fune...
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Patricia Stiles
Patricia Stiles of Wareham, Mass., formerly of Hayesville, passed away peacefully at home Aug. 30, 2014. She is survived by her beloved husband, Greg. She leaves behind her two sons, Bruce Ellingto...
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Louise A. Lance
Louise A. Lance, 86, of Hayesville died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 in a Towns County, Ga. care center. She was a native of Hiawassee, Ga., but had lived in Hayesville, and Milledgeville, Ga. before ret...
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Cecil Franklin McTaggart
Cecil Franklin McTaggart, age 75 of McDonough, Ga. passed away Aug. 16, 2014. He was born in Hayesville to the late Dennis and Miranda Inez Patton McTaggart. He was preceded in death by his wife, B...
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Harriet McCarr Davis
Harriet Davis, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, sister and friend, passed away peacefully on Aug. 11, 2014 surrounded by family and loved ones. She was 90 years old. Sh...
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Willette Hogsed Galloway
Willette Hogsed Galloway, 91, of Hayesville died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 at Chatuge Regional Nursing Home in Hiawassee, Ga., where she resided for the past four years and received wonderful care. Sh...
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Geneva Shook Berrong
Geneva Shook Berrong, 84, of Hayesville, NC, passed away Thursday, July 31,2014 at Clay County Care Center in Hayesville. Mrs. Berrong was born February 23, 1930 in Towns County to the late Marler ...
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Fred Jr. Lancaster
Fred Jr. Lancaster, 76, of Warne, N.C. passed away Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 in Hamilton County, Tenn. He was a native of Clay County and the son of the late Gilbert and Marie Hogsed Lancaster. Fred h...
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