Obituaries

Fire departments deserve our appreciation

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This letter is an overdue public acknowledgment that the volunteer fire units in Clay County — and surrounding areas — deserve our admiration and thanks for their public service.

Julia Penland Dellinger

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Julia Penland Dellinger, 95, of Cullowhee, N.C., died in her home surrounded by her family and canine companions, on Friday Oct. 11, 2019. 

Frank L. Woodard Jr.

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Frank L. Woodard Jr., 79, formerly of Hayesville and Cumming, Ga., passed away Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 after a brief illness.

Dorothy Ann Allison

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Dorothy Ann Allison, 68, of Brasstown, passed away Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 at North East Georgia Medical Center.

Michael H. Grand

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Michael H. Grand, 47, of Hayesville, passed away Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 at his residence.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Stuart, Fla.

Janice T. Moss

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Janice T. Moss, 67, entered Heaven's gates on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2019. 

David Allyn Mohney

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David Allyn Mohney, 83, of Warne, passed away Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019 in a Gainesville, Ga. hospital. He was born in Vandergrift, Pa., the only child of Dorothy Barr Mohney and Kenneth Mohney.

Amanda Stewart

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Amanda Stewart, 48, of Hayesville, passed away Monday, Sept. 23 at her residence.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

Allan Johannes Laukka

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Allan Johannes Laukka, 87, of Swannanoa, N.C., passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019 in Portland, Maine. He was born on April 24, 1932 in  New York City, N.Y. to the late Arne John Laukka and Aino Amanda Serafina Gronroos. Allan was a United States Air Force...

Kelly Luther Owens

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Kelly Luther Owens, 50, of Warne, passed away Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 at Union General Hospital.