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Matthew R. McCray

Matthew R. McCray, 29, of Hayesville, passed away Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 at his home after fighting a long illness.

He was born in Cherokee County, N.C. to Phillip and Becky Radford McCray. 

He enjoyed spending time with his grandfather on the farm. 

Matthew loved fishing and being around his family.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Rev. Raymond McCray and maternal grandfather, Creed Radford; great-grandparents, Andrew and Edna Wike.

In addition to his parents he is survived by his sister, Kimberly McCray Davis; one brother, Brett McCray; niece, Skylar Davis; paternal grandmother, Faye Wike McCray; and maternal grandmother, Frances Radford.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel of Hayesville. The Rev.’s Wayne Matheson, Dallas Crowder, Aud Brown, Calvin Murphy, Kyle Cody and Derek Tilley officiated. Burial was in the New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Dwayne McCray, Glenn Matheson, Ernest Wyke, Jason Hayes and Sam and Joe Radford.

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home of Hayesville.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to help the family with expenses, 355 Carter Cove Road, Hayesville, N.C. 28904.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home: was in charge of arrangements.

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