Obituaries

Claude Hodge

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Claude Hodge, 86, of Andrews, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews.

Barbara ‘Bobbie’ Pachy

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Barbara “Bobbie” Pachy, 79, of Hayesville, passed away Friday, Oct. 25, 2019 in the Clay County Care Center. She was a native of Unionville, Mich. and graduated from Unionville High School.

Amanda Garrett Stewart

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Amanda Stewart, 48, of Hayesville, passed away Monday, Sept. 23, 2019 at her residence.

She was the daughter of the late, C.D. Garrett and Selma Jean Potter Garrett.

Carolyn Squires

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Carolyn Squires, 78, of Hayesville, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

Muriel D. Blankenship

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Muriel D. Blankenship, 92, of Hayesville, passed away Monday, Oct. 21, 2019 at her residence.

Betty E. Rowland

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Betty E. Rowland, 97, of Kissimmee, Fla., formerly of Warne, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019.

Fire departments deserve our appreciation

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This letter is an overdue public acknowledgment that the volunteer fire units in Clay County — and surrounding areas — deserve our admiration and thanks for their public service.

Julia Penland Dellinger

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Julia Penland Dellinger, 95, of Cullowhee, N.C., died in her home surrounded by her family and canine companions, on Friday Oct. 11, 2019. 

Frank L. Woodard Jr.

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Frank L. Woodard Jr., 79, formerly of Hayesville and Cumming, Ga., passed away Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 after a brief illness.