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  • Victoria Spurlock and her unborn son died Jan. 22. Her family has questions surrounding the circumstances.

Mother, child die of complications

Cherokee County residents have taken to social media to mourn the tragic death of a mother and her unborn child after what family members say was a medical mistake.
Victoria Spurlock, a mother of four who move here about a year ago, passed away Jan. 22 from complications during the delivery of her son Malachi.
“She dreamed for many years of moving her family to Murphy and having a great place to raise her kids,” said Spurlock’s mother, Katherine Utt. “She loved the people here. That’s why she came, and now it’s gone.”
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By Matthew Osborne Cherokee Scout

Clay County Progress

Mailing Address: PO Box 483, Hayesville, NC 28904
Physical Address: 43 Main Street, Hayesville, NC 28904
Phone: 828-389-8431
Fax: 828-389-9997