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Jerry Chase Carnahan

Jerry Chase Carnahan, 86, of Hayesville, passed away Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 at his residence.
He was born in Council Buff, Iowa to the late Thomas and Mabel Carnahan.
Jerry was a United States Navy veteran. He worked for an electric company as a supervisor. Jerry was active in the Kiwanis where he was president of the Ocean Beach Chapter and Lt. Governor of California, Nevada and Hawaii, Kiwanis District Chapter. He was former vice president of the Chamber of Commerce in Escondido, Calif.
Jerry and Betty were world travelers.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one daughter, Nancy Parker.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Carnahan; two sons, Thomas and David Carnahan; two daughters, Sandra Nipper and Susan Martinez; 11 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15 at the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, Calif. with military graveside honors.
Townson-Rose Funeral Home, www.townson-rose.com, was in charge of all 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