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July 02, 2015
Obituaries

Maxine Padgett
Maxine Padgett, 88, of Hayesville died Sunday, June 14, 2015. She was a native of Jodie, W.Va., but lived in Clay County since 1954. She began working as a registered nurse at the C&O Hospital in H...
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Virginia Frances Ashe
Virginia Frances Ashe, 74, went home to be with the Lord Friday, June 12, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Harold and Nettie McCord. She was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. She i...
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Charles Joseph Durrance
Charles Joseph Durrance, 60, of Ball Ground, Ga. passed away Monday, June 1, 2015 at Northside Hospital Cherokee. He was born April 20, 1955 in Anniston, Ala. to Cecile Jehle Durrance and the late ...
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Mary Carter Robertson
Mary Carter Robertson, formerly of Andrews and Raleigh, N.C., passed away on June 3, 2015, at the Solace Center in Asheville. She will be buried next to her first husband at Oak Forest United Metho...
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William Clarence ‘Bill’ Hughes
William Clarence “Bill” Hughes, 90, of Murphy died Tuesday, June 2, 2015 in a Clay County care facility. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 14, at Old Martins Creek United Metho...
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Ernestine Crook Rush
Ernestine Crook Rush, 87, passed away Friday, May 29, 2015 at the Hayesville House. A native of Buncombe County, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Hardy and Delilah Young Crook. In addition to ...
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Joseph Teleky
Joseph Teleky, 94, of Hayesville, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Murphy Medical Center Nursing Home. He was born in Hungary to the late Jozsef and Margit Nagy Telek. Teleky was retired from ...
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Paul Watkins
Paul Watkins, 85, of Hayesville passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Chatuge Regional Hospital. He was a native and lifelong resident of Clay County. Watkins was the son of the late Benjamin Coker...
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Korbin Fisher Smith
Korbin Fisher Smith, 3, of Andrews, child of the one true King received his healing on Sunday, May 31, 2015 and is in the arms of his Creator. Smith was a native of Andrews and the son of Jamie and...
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Jack Richard Atkins
Jack Richard Atkins, age 74, of Hayesville, died Monday, May 18, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family. He was a native of Roanoke, Va. and had lived many years in Plant City, Fla. before movin...
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Mabel Smith
Mabel Smith, age 95, of Hayesville, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Murphy Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at this time, but will be announced later by Ivie Funeral Home of Hayesv...
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Sarah Wells Nichols
Sarah Wells Nichols, 93, of Hayesville, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015 in a Towns County, Ga. care facility. She was born on April 24, 1922 in Canton, N.C. She was a graduate of Canton High Sc...
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Wilbur R. McKenzie
Wilbur R. McKenzie, 90, of Lake Helen, Fla., passed away on May 15, 2015 at his home. He has been reunited with his beloved wife of 66 years, Annie Laurie, having lost her this past December. He re...
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Patricia ‘Pat’ Garbacz Berrong
Patricia "Pat" Garbacz Berrong, 71, of Hayesville, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015 at her residence. She was a native of Cook County, Ill. and the daughter of the late Marion and Pauline Popera ...
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Virginia ‘Ginny’ Bresee Baird
Virginia “Ginny” Bresee Baird, 93, of Clearwater, Fla., passed away peacefully on May 8, 2015. She was born July 29, 1921 in Rutland, Vt. She was predeceased by her husband, WWII veteran and career...
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Jacquline Reid Nolan
Jacquline Reid Nolan, 80, of Hayesville, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015 in a Towns County, Ga. hospital. She was a native of Atlanta, Ga., but lived in Jackson, S.C. and Titusville, Fla., where s...
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Kittie Mae Teague
Kittie Mae Teague, 86, died Monday, April 27, 2015. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 30 in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy. The interment will be in Elrod Family Cemete...
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Britton R. ‘Britt’ Mason
Britton R. “Britt” Mason, 96, of Topton, died Sunday, April 19, 2015. The family received friends from 1-1:45 p.m. Saturday, April 25 at the Ivie Funeral Home in Andrews followed by funeral service...
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William Edward Reagan
William Edward Reagan, 79, of Brasstown passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2015. The family received friends from 12-1:45 p.m. Friday, April 24 at the Ivie Funeral Home in Murphy followed by funeral se...
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George Albert Spurr Jr.
George Albert Spurr Jr. was called home to be with the Lord on April 15, 2015. He was born on May 5, 1944. Spurr is originally from Hayesville. He had numerous family members and friends. He prefer...
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Paul L. Mick
Paul L. Mick, age 83, of Hayesville, died Saturday, April 25, 2015 in Chatuge Regional Hospital. He lived most of his life in Dover and Millis, Mass. before moving to Clay County in 1994. Mick was ...
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Hilda Fay Rogers Marr
Hilda Fay Rogers Marr, 64, of Hayesville, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015 in an Andrews care facility after an extended illness. She was a native and lifetime resident of Clay County. Marr was...
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Carl ‘Nick’ Fisk
Carl ‘Nick’ Fisk, 69, died unexpectedly on April 20, 2015. He was an owner of the Rib Country restaurants in North Carolina and Georgia and a resident of Hayesville. Fisk will be lovingly remembere...
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Paul Sutton Ritchie
Paul Sutton Ritchie, 82, of Hayesville, died Sunday, April 19, in Athens Regional Hospital. Ritchie had been a long-time resident and farmer in Oglethorpe County, and then in Madison County, Ga., b...
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Gerald D. Dockery
Gerald D. Dockery, 56, of Murphy, passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at his residence. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 18 in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home in Murphy. The f...
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Cora Belle Scott Walker
On April 1, 2015, Cora Belle Scott Walker, passed away peacefully, with her son Richard at her side. She was 95-years-old. Walker was a remarkable woman. Her husband James Russell, passed away in 1...
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Richard Curtis Sherlin
Richard Curtis Sherlin, 53, of Trion, Ga. passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at his residence. Sherlin was a native of Hayesville. He was a 1985 graduate of Western Carolina University, receiving h...
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Gail P. Rogers
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Otis Lafayette Dallas
Otis Lafayette Dallas, Sr., 72, of Hayesville, passed away Thursday, April 2, 2015. He was born in DeKalb County, Ga. Dallas was the son of Virginia Nicholson Dallas of Decatur, Ga. and the late Em...
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Norman Abbott Penland
Norman Abbott Penland, 90, of Greenville, S.C., passed away Friday, April 3, 2015 at Heartland Health Care Center in Greenville, S.C. Penland was born Sept. 27, 1924 in Clay County to the late Jame...
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Harold Roger Wackler
Harold Roger Wackler, 84, joined his beloved wife, Diana Lou in heaven on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. He was born on April 15, 1930 in Howard Lake, Minn. to the late Edmund and Frances Wackler. Wackle...
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Benjamin A. Brown
Benjamin A. Brown, 86, of Hayesville, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C. He was a native and lifelong resident of Clay County; the son of the late Benjamin H...
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Elaine Spiva
Elaine Spiva, 54, of Hayesville, passed away Sunday, March 29, 2015 at her residence. She was born in Cobb County, Ga. to the late Eugene Ashe and Margaret Lou Anderson. She is survived by her pare...
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Geneva ‘Jennie’ R. Parker Thurmond
Geneva "Jennie" R. Parker Thurmond, 82, died on Friday, March 20, 2015 at her home on Aidylberg Way in Oak Bluffs, Mass. Thurmond was the wife of William "Bill" David Thurmond who predeceased her i...
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James Curtis Frye
James Curtis Frye, 83, of Warne, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at his residence. He was a native of Sanford, N.C. but had lived in Lynchburg, Va. before moving to Warne in 2011. Frye was th...
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JC Long
On Monday, March 30, 2015 JC Long, 82, of Fletcher, passed away peacefully at Park Ridge Hospital and went to be with his Lord and Savior. He was born in Clay County in 1932 and has lived in Buncom...
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Virginia Crawford
Virginia Crawford, 94, of Hayesville, passed away Monday, March 23, 2015 at her home, surrounded by her family and loved ones. She was a native of Clay County and the daughter of the late A.L. and ...
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Mary Ella Crawford Griffin
Mary Ella Crawford Griffin, 86, of Robbinsville, N.C., passed away Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at MedWest Swain in Bryson City, N.C. She was born in Clay County, and was the daughter of the late Poe and...
Mar 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
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David Steven French
David Steven French, 48, of Hayesville, formerly of Winterville, Ga., passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at his residence. He was a native of Costa Mesa, Calif. French was a diesel mechanic for th...
Mar 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
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David Lough
David W. Lough, 59, of Hayesville, passed away Monday, March 2, 2015 at his residence. He was a native of Terre Haute, Ind. He later moved to Key West, Fla., where he owned a marina. Lough later li...
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