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March 27, 2015
Obituaries

Mary Ella Crawford Griffin
Mary Ella Crawford Griffin, 86, of Robbinsville, N.C., passed away Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at MedWest Swain in Bryson City, N.C. She was born in Clay County, and was the daughter of the late Poe and...
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David Steven French
David Steven French, 48, of Hayesville, formerly of Winterville, Ga., passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at his residence. He was a native of Costa Mesa, Calif. French was a diesel mechanic for th...
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David Lough
David W. Lough, 59, of Hayesville, passed away Monday, March 2, 2015 at his residence. He was a native of Terre Haute, Ind. He later moved to Key West, Fla., where he owned a marina. Lough later li...
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Velma Marie Spiva
Velma Marie Spiva, 80, of Hayesville, passed away on March 3, 2015, following a brief illness. Spiva was born to the late Gorman and Carrie Arrowood Maney on Nov. 11, 1934, in Hiawassee, Ga. She wa...
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Charles ‘Chuck’ Robert Scroggs
Charles "Chuck" Robert Scroggs, 56, of Hiawassee, Ga. passed away Thursday, March 5, 2015, unexpectedly at his residence. He was born in Pelzer, S.C. on Aug. 18, 1958 to the late John and Sally Tho...
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Wendell ‘Larry’ Edgar Barlow
Wendell "Larry" Edgar Barlow, 72, a Hayesville resident since 2004, formerly of Westford, Massachusetts, and Andrews, passed away of natural causes on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, at his peaceful loca...
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Harold Scroggs Jr.
Harold Scroggs Jr., 62, of Inez, Ky., formerly of Brasstown, N.C., passed away on Feb. 17, 2015. He was the son of the late Harold and Doris Scroggs. He is survived by family and friends. A memoria...
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Fires erupt in county
Two homes, shed and equipment destroyed by flames. Clay County firefighters have been busy the past several days.
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David Waldroup
David Waldroup, 76, of Hiawassee, passed away early Friday, Feb. 13, 2015. Waldroup was born Oct. 7, 1938 in Hayesville to the late Virgil and Donnie Hollifield Waldroup. He was a faithful member o...
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Daniel Ray Zizich
Daniel Ray Zizich, 64, of Hayesville, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015. He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Hayesville. Memorial Services will be scheduled at a late...
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William Hobert Cody
William Hobert Cody, 97, of Hayesville, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel of Hayesville. Townson-Ros...
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Sandra Lou Shook
Sandra Lou Shook, 56, of Hayesville, passed away Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Asheville, N.C. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m., Monday, Dec. 22, at the Townson-Rose Funera...
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Frank Eugene Rockwell III
Frank Eugene Rockwell III, 67, of Wauchula, FL., died on Dec. 8, 2014. He was born in Atlanta, Ga. on March 5, 1947 and had been a resident of Hardee County, Fla. for 10 years. Rockwell worked in t...
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Lydia Elizabeth Sanders
Lydia Elizabeth Sanders, 91, of Canton, Ohio, formerly of Hayesville, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 in Canton, Ohio. She was born in Hayesville on Oct. 24, 1923. She was the daughter of the late Charl...
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Martha Shaw Coffee
Martha Shaw Coffey, 98, of Warne passed away peacefully Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 at Clay County Care Center where she had resided for the past two years. She was a member of Pine Log Baptist Church....
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Dorothy Ruth 'Dot' Moore
Dorothy Ruth “Dot” Moore, 76, of Hayesville, passed away Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014 in Buford, Ga. Moore was born Sept. 29, 1938 in Towns County, Ga. to the late Andrew Jackson Noblet and Della Kastner ...
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Jenell Barnett
Jenell Barnett, 80, of Murphy, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 at her residence. The family received friends from 12-1:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28 at the Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy, followed by funer...
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Frank E. Swaim
Frank E. Swaim, 86, of Cornelia, Ga., passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. Swaim was born on Aug. 5, 1928 in Hayesville, to the late Benjamin and Zenia Robinson Swaim. He was a graduate of Haye...
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Claudette A. Ewing
Claudette A. Ewing, age 80 of Hayesville, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. Born in Detroit, Mich., she resided in Newark, Del. most of her life moving to Murphy, N.C. in 2004. She worked as an...
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Thomas C. Gray, Jr.
Hayesville native Thomas C. Gray, Jr., 81, of Inverness, Fla., passed away Oct. 21, 2014. A memorial service will be held at the Hayesville Presbyterian Church at 1 p.m. Saturday Nov. 29, 2014.
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Wade Ellis Massey
Wade Ellis Massey, 53, of Woodstock, Ga., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. A graveside memorial will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29 at Sunset Cemetery. Ivie Funeral Home of Murphy is in c...
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Neal Ledford
Neal Ledford, 75, of Taylorsville, Ga., and formerly of Clay County, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, in a Cartersville, Georgia Hospital. He was a native of Clay County and the son of the lat...
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Carroll Moss
Carroll Moss, 59, of Hayesville, passed away Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at his residence. He was a native of Clay County and the son of the late Wade and Faye Hooper Moss. He was a heavy equipment op...
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John Thomas Smart, Jr.
John Thomas Smart, Jr., 86, of Hayesville, passed away Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at his residence. He was a native of Clay County and the son of the late John Thomas and Ida Belle Barnard Smart. John ...
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Samuel Moral
Samuel Moral, 74, of Brasstown died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 in the Clay County Care Center. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Ivie Funeral Home in Murphy is in charge of arrangements....
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Thomas C. Gray, Jr.
Hayesville native Thomas C. Gray, Jr., 81, of Inverness, Fla., passed away Oct. 21, 2014. Known as “Tommie” while growing up in Hayesville, Gray was the son of the late Tom and Viola Gray, long-tim...
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Nancy Ann Watkins
Nancy Ann Watkins, 82, of Islamorada, Fla., and Hayesville, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Florida. Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge ...
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Frank Benton ‘Ben’ Holt II
Frank Benton "Ben" Holt II, 94 of Hayesville, passed away Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at his residence. He was a native of Monroe, La. and the son of the late Frank Benton Holt I and Thyra Denholme Holt...
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Betty Kirk Marbut
Betty Kirk Marbut, 67, of Hayesville, passed away Nov. 2, 2014. No services are planned locally. Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Zelpha Beatrice Moss Hooper
Zelpha Beatrice Moss Hooper, 88, of Hayesville, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at the Chatuge Regional Hospital in Hiawassee, Ga. She was a native of Clay County, and the daughter of the lat...
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Clayton Allen Coffey
Clayton Allen Coffey, 58, of Douglasville, Ga., passed away Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. He was born Nov. 29, 1955, in Hayesville, the son of the late R.B. and Lora Belle Roach Coffey. He was a veteran...
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Russell E. Linenkohl
Russell E. Linenkohl, 87, of Hayesville, passed away Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 in Hiawassee, Ga. He was a native of Americus, Ga. and the son of the late Henry Kilpatrick and Ella Estelle Fair Linenko...
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Pierce Emmitt Underwood
Pierce Emmitt Underwood, 51, of Hiawassee, Ga., passed away Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Frank Benton “Ben” Holt, II
Frank Benton "Ben" Holt, II, 94, of Hayesville, passed away Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Hayesville Episcopal Church of the Good Shepher...
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Harry Gene Ledford
Mr. Harry Gene Ledford, 81, of Rock Hill, S.C., passed away Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 in Rock Hill. Born in Hayesville, Ledford was the son of the late Neal and Rose Anderson Ledford. Ledford was of ...
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Pamela Renee Wiggins Wood
Pamela Renee Wiggins Wood, 54, of Hayesville, passed away Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 at the Clay County Care Center. Wood was born in Germany but lived most of her life in Murphy, N.C. She was a daugh...
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Judith Patton Thrift
Judith Patton Thrift, age 74, of Hayesville, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 at her residence. She was a native of Meridian, Miss., but grew up in New Orleans. She lived most of her life in northern F...
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Susan S. LeKites
Susan S. LeKites, age 66, of Hayesville, passed away Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, at Murphy Medical Center. She was a native of Norristown, Pa., and the daughter of the late Robert and Ruth Brennan Strim...
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Alfred Lawrence Gonzales
Alfred “Al” Gonzales, 68, of Hayesville, was called home to the Lord on Oct. 6, 2014, surrounded by his family. He was born in Las Vegas, N.M. on Sept. 16, 1946, to loving parents, Albert and Grace...
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Sidney William Harper, Jr.
Lieutenant Colonel Sidney William Harper, Jr., Retired, of Denver, Colo. died Sept. 24, 2014 at age 72. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sidney William Harper, Sr. and Nell Gunn Harper form...
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