Obituaries

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.

Wayne Naylor

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Jeffrey Wayne Naylor, 76, of Hayesville, N.C. passed away Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. Banister-Cooper is in charge of arrangements for Mr. Naylor.

Martha Neal Haigler Warth

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Martha Neal Haigler Warth, 96, of Hiawassee, Ga., passed away Friday, Jan. 1, 2021 in a Towns County retirement facility. She was a native of Clay County, born on Sept.

Edward “Mark” John Maresca

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Edward “Mark” John Maresca, age 87, of Hayesville, N.C., passed away on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021 at the Clay County Care Center. He was born on May 9, 1932 in New York, N.Y.