November 24, 2014
Obituaries

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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William Pugh
William Pugh, 67, of Andrews, N.C., formerly of Cumming, Ga. passed away Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and attended Old Fashioned Baptist Church of Murphy, N.C...
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Kathryn Bell
Kathryn Bell, 90, of Hayesville died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014 in a Clay County care facility. She was a native of Swain County, but had lived in Clay County most of her life. She was a homemaker and a...
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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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Elizabeth Jayne Ricks Ramsey
Elizabeth Jayne Ricks Ramsey, age 90, of Murphy, passed away Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. The family received friends at the First Baptist Church of Murphy from 12-2:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14 with funer...
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Larry Edwin Kitchens
Larry Edwin Kitchens, age 71 of Powder Springs. Ga. passed away, Oct. 11, 2014. Memorial Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16 at First Baptist Church Powder Springs with Pastor Mike...
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Nieldre Sarah Gibby Snyder
Nieldre Sarah Gibby Snyder, age 90, of Highlands, N.C. and formerly of Hayesville passed away Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014 in Highlands, N.C. She was a native of Swain County, N.C., and the daughter of th...
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L. Howard McClure
L. Howard McClure, 83, of Hayesville died Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 in the Clay County Care Center. He was a native and lifetime resident of Clay County. Howard was a retired dairy and beef cattle farm...
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Sandra McLamb
On March 5, 1935 Sandra was born in West Palm Beach, Fla. as the only child of Melton and MaSadie Greene. She was suddenly and unexpectedly taken from us on Sunday Oct. 12, 2014 at Northeast Georgi...
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Gail P. Rogers
Gail P. Rogers, 66, of Hayesville, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 at a family residence. She was a native and lifetime resident of Clay County. Gail had worked for many years in banking and most rece...
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Kenneth Umbach
Kenneth Umbach, age 85, of Murphy passed away Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at the Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville. No services are planned at this time. Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy is in cha...
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Betty J. McFarland
Betty J. McFarland, 83, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. Graveside services were held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1 at the Hayesville Baptist Presbyterian Cemetery in...
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Roy Thomas Davenport
Roy Thomas Davenport, age 73, of Hayesville, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 at Murphy Medical Center. Mr. Davenport was born June 15, 1941. He lived on Mill Street in Hayesville. He was a nati...
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Carolyn Alice Johnson
Carolyn Alice Johnson was born on March 6, 1931. She was the daughter of Hilda Krichbaum Johnson and Gunnard E. Johnson of East Chicago, Ind. She attended primary and junior high school in Hammond,...
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Joan Crawford Baldwin
Joan Crawford Baldwin, 76, passed away on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. She was born on May 23, 1938, in Hayesville, to parents Earl Clinton Crawford and Delza Anderson Crawford. She graduated from Hayesv...
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Clarence Edward Garrett
Clarence Edward Garrett, 77, of Hayesville passed away Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in a Murphy care facility. He was a native of Clay County. He was an adventurer and a dreamer. Clarence took his famil...
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Michael Julian Penland
Michael Julian Penland, 71, of Pensacola, Fla., died September 1, 2014. Mr. Penland was born June 21, 1943 in Murphy, N.C. After a career with Lockheed Martin, Mr. Penland moved to Pensacola and wo...
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Rex Killian
Rex Killian, 62, of Murphy died August 29, 2014. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 in the Chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy with Rev. Jim Beasley officiating. Ivie Funer...
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Roger Benjamin Elsberry
Roger Benjamin Elsberry, 71, of Hiawassee, Ga. passed away Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. He was born Jan. 25, 1943 in Minot, N.D. to Ted and Myrtle Elsberry. Roger moved to Sarasota, Fla. with his paren...
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Mark David Gottlieb
Retired law enforcement officer, fireman and paramedic Mark D. Gottlieb, 51, passed away on July 5, 2014 in Dekalb County, Ga. Mark served the public for over 30 years specializing in violent crime...
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