Obituaries

Randy Gibson

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Mr. Randy Gibson, 69, of Talking Rock, Ga., passed away Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. He was born Oct. 24, 1951 in Russellville, Ark.

Mary Louise Smart Penland

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Mary Louise Smart Penland, 96, of Greenville, S.C., passed away on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021 at River Falls Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in Marietta, S.C.

Donald Fredrick Hilscher

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Donald Fredrick Hilscher, 74, of Hiawassee, Ga., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2021. Donald was born Dec. 28, 1946 to the late Fredrick and Patricia (Westbrook) Hilscher in Ripon, Wis.

Mildred Hawkins Hughes

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Mildred Hawkins Hughes, devoted wife and loving mother and grandmother, passed away Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. She was 93 and a lifelong resident of Cherokee County.

Mattie Adeline Plott Cayce

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Mattie Adeline Plott Cayce, 102. of Hayesville, N.C. passed away on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. Mattie was born in Clay County, N.C. to the late Paul and Evelyn Hampton Plott.

Brian Terry Pitts

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Brian Terry Pitts, 45, of Hayesville, passed away Friday, Jan. 8, 2021 at his residence. He was a native of Doraville, Ga. Brian had worked in construction throughout his life.

Alysha Brooke Brock

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Alysha Brooke Brock, 29, of Dawsonville, Ga., passed away Wednesday Jan. 6, 2021 following a sudden illness. She was born on Aug. 20, 1991.

Edna Ruth Allen Barnett

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Edna Ruth Allen Barnett, 86, of Murphy, passed away Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021 at a Hayesville care facility. She was raised on the North Carolina and Tennessee state line.

Dorothy M. ‘Dottie’ Barton

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Dorothy M. “Dottie” Barton, 71, of Hayesville, passed away Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021 at her home surrounded by family. She was a native of Hamilton, Ohio but had lived in Ft.