Marie McCray, 71, of Hayesville, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at her residence.
She was born in Towns County, Ga. to the late Allen and Lena Shook Ferguson and also loving parents, Blaine and Hazel Canup. Marie worked at the Chatuge Regional Nursing Home as a cook. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Arlin McCray; two daughters, Connie Silvers and Angela McCray; three brothers, O.D. Ferguson, Dwight Ferguson and Monroe Canup; and two sisters, Clyde May Stutters and Myrtle Whittiemer.
She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Green and husband, Richard, of Hiawassee, Ga.; one brother, Jerry Canup and wife, Arlene, of Gainesville, Ga.; six sisters, Juanita Morgan and husband, Charlie, of Andrews; Judy Dendy and husband, Steve, of Woodstock, Ga.; Janet Allen, of Hiawassee; Jamie Lanius and husband, Jay; Kay Tanner and husband, Homer, of Hayesville; and Jeanette Fowler and husband, Norris, of Gainesville, Ga.; five grandchildren, Kenny and Brandon Silvers, Dewayne and Austin Green and Hope Bannister; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and special great-niece, Charlee and special great-nephew, Jacob.
Funeral services were held immediately after the viewing at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 18 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel of Hayesville. Rev. Israel Rogers officiated. Burial was in New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Josh White, Glenn and Jacob Matheson, Jay Lanius, Jerry and Johnathon Canup and Bradley Taylor.
The family had a viewing with family and friends from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, April 18 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel of Hayesville: www.townson-rose.com was in charge of all arrangements.