Isabelle Rogers Pagett, 101, passed away peacefully on the evening of Oct. 5, at Arbor Acres United Methodist Church Retirement Community in Winston-Salem.

James Wallace “Poss” Stevens, 89, of Waynesville passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, at his home.

On Oct. 11, 2021, Dr. Ronald L. Servoss, husband of Linda Jiles Servoss, passed away after a lengthy illness.

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Nancy Jane Turpin, 89, of Sylva went home to be with the Lord, Monday Oct. 18, 2021.

Vernon LeRoy O’Dell, 87, of Whittier passed away Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021.

Jane Long Choate, 78, of Hickory passed away Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, at her residence.

Rita Carnes of Aberdeen, Wash., formerly of Dillsboro, passed away on Oct. 7, 2021.

A memorial/celebration of life service for Carl Hooper, 78, of Cullowhee, who passed away on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, which will be held on his 79th birthday at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at Cullowhee Baptist Church.

Growing up in Baltimore, Md., Kathleen “Kathy” Martin Nicholl drew pictures of horses, read about horses, and hoped one day to have a horse.

Michael Patrick “Mike” Jones, age 54, of Dillsboro, N.C., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Frederika Illyene Cook, wife of 61 years to Reese Cook, of 1379 East Cope Creek Road, Sylva, went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 11, 2021.

Ruth Bennett Leach, 84, of Horsham, Pa., passed peacefully away on Sept. 6, 2021, after navigating Alzheimer’s disease and a brief illness.

Theresa Fiore Freer Brown of Sylva, N.C., passed away peacefully on Sept. 20, 2021.

Mrs. Gladys Ashe “Gee” Colvin died Sept. 26, 2021, at UNC Rex Hospital in Raleigh.

Brenda Gail Marks, 65, of Sylva passed away Wednesday evening, Sept. 29, 2021.

Robert Tyrone “Ty” Chastain was born on Feb. 24, 1985. He was 36 years old.

Graveside services for Marcia Lynn Cook, age 55, of Cullowhee’s Caney Fork community will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at Balsam Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Caney Fork.

Betty J. Painter, 86, passed away Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021.

Patricia “Diane” Bryant Mathis, 71, of Cullowhee went home to be with Jesus on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021.

Betty Elliott, age 72, of Cullowhee passed away on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021.

Surrounded by her loving family, Marcia Lynn Cook, age 55, peacefully went home to her Heavenly Father on Sept. 22, 2021, from her family’s secondary residence in Washington, Ga. 

Jean Houston Frady, age 95, passed from this life to the next on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, at her home.

Elizabeth Woody Oxner, 91, of Appomattox, Va., died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, at Babcock Manor. 

Frances Strickland Foland, age 83, of St. Augustine, Fla., passed away on Sept. 18, 2021, at Flagler Hospital.

Bette Lain, age 93, of Sylva, N.C., formerly of Gibson City, Ill., passed away at home on Sept. 25, 2021, of a heart condition complicated by a fall and small stroke.

Robert “Bob” Morgan, 78, of Tuckasegee went home to be with the Lord Friday, Sept. 24, 2021.

Evelyn O. Legassey, age 89, of Sylva passed away on Sept. 11, 2021, at Harris Regional Hospital after a brief illness.

Dennis Hal Burnette, age 70, of Cashiers, N.C. passed away on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021.

John Russell “Russ” Cagle, age 63, of Hiawassee, Ga. passed away on Sept. 13, 2021, due to complications from COVID-19.

Jason Navarro, 47, of Whittier passed away Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021.

Carl Hooper, age 78, of Cullowhee, passed away on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021.

Barbara J. “Bobbie” Queen Cabe, age 87, of Dillsboro, N.C., passed away Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021.

Ms. Sarah Ann DeAlto, age 57, of Bryson City, N.C.,  passed away Monday, Sept. 6, 2021, at Newport Medical Center, Newport, Tenn.

Barbara Louise Leopard, 83, of Cullowhee passed away Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021.

Melba Sue Hooper, 84, a native of Jackson County, N.C., passed on Sept. 1, 2021 at Cedar Mountain House in Brevard, where she received excellent care.

Terry Lynn Sams, 72, of Whittier passed away on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021.

Olivia Joy Jones, 56, of Whittier went home to be with the Lord, her husband Mike Harold Jones, son, Cory Jones, mother, Joy, and father, Blan Barnwell, sister, Sheila, and brother, Keith on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021.

Geraldine Grasty Sartori went to her Heavenly home Sept. 2, 2021.

Tommy Alvin Burrell, 52, of Sylva, passed away Saturday evening Sept. 11, 2021.

George York Painter, 96, of Maryville, Tenn., and formerly of Waynesville, N.C., died on Feb. 22, 2021.

Michael Reece Carver, 60, of Lexington, Ky., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 7, at UK Good Samaritan Hospital.

Blanche “Lucy” Messer, 82, of Sylva passed away on Saturday, Sept. 11.

James “Smiley” Luker, 81, of Tuckasegee passed away on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021.

Rev. William Ray Houston, age 75, of Cullowhee, N.C., passed away on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021.

Elizabeth T. Buchanan, age 91, of Sylva died peacefully Friday, Sept. 3, 2021. 

William John “Bill” Lindsay Jr., age 86, of Whittier, N.C., passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, at his home.

On Aug. 26, 2021, Barbara Parris Setchell died peacefully under family and hospice care in Venice, Fla., at the age of 91.

Ann Thomas Whitney, age 69, passed away peacefully at her second home in Port Saint Lucie, Fla., on Aug. 29, 2021.

Joy Poteet “Pete” Woodard, 92, passed peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, surrounded by her loving family.

Barbara Sue Frady Moore, 86, of Sylva passed away Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021.

Pastor Ken Jenkins, 56, of Sylva, N.C., was called home by the Lord on Aug. 23, 2021, while surrounded by his family.

Tresia Jean Ramsey Dodson passed away peacefully on Aug. 1, 2021, in Abingdon, Va., at the age of 72 after a long illness, surrounded by loved ones who will continue to honor her legacy by living their lives to the fullest. 

Freddie Jo McConnell, age 86, of Sylva, N.C., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021, at her home surrounded by her loving family.