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Martha Iona Moss Frye

Our loving mom, Martha Iona Moss Frye, left us to be with the Lord and her loved ones on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017.  She had celebrated her 85th birthday this past November.
She was the daughter of the late Tyrus and Bessie Hunter Garrett. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by husband Harold Moss who passed in 1974 and husband Morris Frye in 2001. She is also preceded in death by her infant son, Joseph Moss; a daughter, Patricia Moss Rollins; a son, Tony Moss; grandchildren Amber, Joshua and John Lee Moss; and three brothers and five sisters.
Surviving are daughters Joyce and husband, Steve Rowland, of Hayesville, Jacki and husband, Steve Fralish, of Bradenton, Fla.; sons Ricky and wife, Martha Moss, of Hiawassee; Tommy and wife, Theresa Moss, Scotty and wife, Carolyn Moss, Dennis and wife, Naona Moss, all of Hayesville; brother, T.W. Garrett, of Norfolk, Va.; and many nieces and nephews. Martha has 12 grandchildren, multiple great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Martha dearly loved her children and family and loved spending time with them.  She had many jobs but her favorite was taking care of her family. Later in life she enjoyed traveling to Florida with her husband and living there for a few years. Her friend's family and loved ones will dearly miss her.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel, of Hayesville. Rev. Brandon Matheson will officiate. Burial will be in the Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel, of Hayesville.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Alwayne Brown, 6109 Town Creek School Road, Blairsville, Ga. 30512.
Townson-Rose Funeral Home: www.townson-rose.com is 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