Claude Hodge


Claude Hodge, 86, of Andrews, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews.

Barbara ‘Bobbie’ Pachy


Barbara “Bobbie” Pachy, 79, of Hayesville, passed away Friday, Oct. 25, 2019 in the Clay County Care Center. She was a native of Unionville, Mich. and graduated from Unionville High School.

Amanda Garrett Stewart


Amanda Stewart, 48, of Hayesville, passed away Monday, Sept. 23, 2019 at her residence.

She was the daughter of the late, C.D. Garrett and Selma Jean Potter Garrett.

Carolyn Squires


Carolyn Squires, 78, of Hayesville, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019.

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

Muriel D. Blankenship


Muriel D. Blankenship, 92, of Hayesville, passed away Monday, Oct. 21, 2019 at her residence.

Betty E. Rowland


Betty E. Rowland, 97, of Kissimmee, Fla., formerly of Warne, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019.

Fire departments deserve our appreciation


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


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.


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