Obituaries

Rick Slaughter

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Rick Slaughter, 68, of Murphy, N.C., passed away Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020 in a Murphy hospital. No services are planned at this time.

Guy Edwin Grindstaff Jr.

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Guy Edwin Grindstaff Jr., 86, of Dahlonega, Ga., a native of Clay County, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec.

Maxine Dize Somervell

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Maxine Dize Somervell, 87, of White Stone, Va., passed peacefully from this world early on Dec. 9, 2020, after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

James Ray Hall

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James Ray Hall, 92, of Charlestown, Ohio, passed away Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born March 18, 1 9 2 8 i n Hayesville to Ivory E. and Lilly Ledford Hall.

Oscar Gouveia

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Oscar Gouveia, 95, of Hayesville, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. He was born in Seekonk, Mass. to the late Martinho and JessAina Cardoza Gouveia.

Thelma Ann Parker

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Thelma Ann Parker, 76, of Warne, N.C., passed away on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. Thelma was born in Clay County to the late Roy and Elizabeth Hooper Ledford.

John Lindabury Kelsey

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John Lindabury Kelsey, 72, of Hayesville, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. He was born Feb. 22, 1948 in Denville, N.J. to the late Dana and Florence Lindabury Kelsey.

Aden Edward Martin

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Aden Edward Martin crossed over the river Jordan into the open arms of our Lord and Savior on Dec. 7, 2020. He was born Jan. 16, 1926.

Carl Bertram Smith III

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Carl Bertram Smith III, "Bert," 67, passed away on Nov. 22 at his home in Hayesville after a long illness.