Pearl Cogdill, 57, of the Whittier community passed away on Sunday, July 5.

John C. Bryson, age 89, passed away on Saturday July 4, 2020, from complications of Parkinson’s disease.

Molly Somers Schwartz died on June 27 in Asheville, N.C. She had recently celebrated her 80th birthday at home, and her son, Billy, was with her at the time of her death.

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John Pelham Thomas, 98, passed away on July 5, 2020, at Skyland Care Center in Sylva, N.C., from complications from pneumonia and as he would say, TMDB (Too Many Darned Birthdays).

Mary Seonia Fuller Lambert, 80, of Cherokee, N.C., went to her Heavenly home on June 29, 2020, surrounded by loved ones.

Mike “Maddog” Martin was a family man, a community man and a man of God.

Jerry Lee Oberle, 65, passed away at his home with his wife at his side on Saturday, June 20, 2020, after battling an aggressive form of cancer.

Patricia Dills Mason, 87, of Sylva, N.C., passed away Friday, June 26, 2020.

Jack M. Hoyle, age 58, of Sylva, N.C., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 27, 2020, at Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C., surrounded by his loving family.

John Loyd Kirk, 84, of Mills River died Monday, June 15, 2020, in his home surrounded by his family.

Mary Elizabeth Worley Bryson, 77, of Sylva, N.C., passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2020.

James Bryant, age 74, of Waynesville, N.C., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 22, 2020, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Paul Austin Davis, age 66, of Sylva, N.C., passed away on Friday, June 26, 2020, at his home.

Frank Byrd, 77, of Hendersonville, died June 25, 2020, at the Carolina Village Medical Center.

Herbert “Hoover” Robinson, 86, of Sylva went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, June 24, 2020.

On the morning of June 25, 2020, Herman Lewis Wike went to be with the Lord at the age of 92.

Anne Bridges Setzer, Jan. 30, 1936-June 16, 2020, passed away peacefully at her home in Cullowhee, N.C.

Blonnie Allegra Young Moody, 84, passed away peacefully on June 17, 2020, at Morningside Assisted Living.

Casey Dean Wood, age 44, of Whittier, N.C., went to be with his dad on June 14, 2020.

Vester Guy Blanton Jr., 86, of Sylva, passed away Monday morning April 6, 2020.

The family of Birdie Buchanan wishes to give a special thanks to the team of Angels at Skyland Care Center, Jackson County EMS, Harris Home Health, Four Seasons Palliative & Hospice Care, Marks Pharmacy, The Woodland Church of Christ, Ken Hicks, Chelsea Estes, friends, family and neighbo…

A celebration of life service for Sandra Bryant Reece is set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at the Western Carolina University picnic area.

Brenda “Gail” Ashe of Rosman died peacefully in her home surrounded by family June 16, 2020.

James Bryant, 74, of Waynesville passed away Monday, June 22, 2020.

Janet Inez Blackburn entered into the arms of God on June 9, 2020.

Birdie Ellen Sutton Buchanan, 95, of Sylva, N.C., passed away Saturday, June 13, 2020.

Mike “Fluffy” Lawson, 47, went home to be with the Lord on June 11, 2020.

Astor Hampton “Butch” Rhinehart, age 76, of Webster, N.C., went home to be with the Lord on June 10, 2020.

Helen Susan Warren, 88, passed away Wednesday, June 9, 2020.

Edward Owen “Ed” Riley, age 81, went to be with his beloved Ellen on May 29, 2020, following a two-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

James, “Jim” Galloway, age 83, of Little Canada passed away on June 3, 2020.

Freda Mae Gilbert Rudder, 82, of Cochran, Ga., who was born in Cherokee, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2020.

Matthew Lee Littlejohn, 48, of Whittier, N.C., passed away May 15, 2020.

On Tuesday, May 26, 2020, Pamela Sue Bissell Graves, a loving mother, passed away at the age of 54. She was a resident of Whittier, N.C.

Carolyn Deitz Johnson, 77, of Sylva passed away on Monday, June 1, 2020.

On Monday, May 25, 2020, Gary Wayne Menninger, loving husband and father, passed away at the age of 73.

On Monday, May 25, 2020, Tyler Crowe passed away.

Dennis Lyle Wilson, 62, died Thursday, May 28, 2020, at Mission Hospital, Asheville.

Local author Cheryl Lynn Grant Maxey, 62, of Bryson City went home to be with the Lord and her son on Friday, May 29, 2020.

Tammy Lynn Hoyle, 57, of Sylva, N.C., passed away Friday, May 29, 2020.

Tina Johnson Bowers, 50, passed away on Friday, May 29, 2020, at her home in Cherokee, N.C., after a hard but short battle with cancer.

Peggy Ann Roberts Thomas, 87, of Sylva, passed away Friday, May 22, 2020, at Skyland Nursing Home in Sylva.

Doris “Dot” Long Willett, of Richmond, Va., passed away Saturday, May 16, at the age of 94.

Joe Otter, 29, of Cherokee’s Birdtown Community took his final journey on Thursday, May 21, 2020. 

Wayne Mathew Cunningham, 38, of Tampa, Fla., passed away on May 5, 2020.

Sandra Dale Robinson Bryson, 79, of Glenville, N.C., passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020.

Bobbie Jean Wells, age 84, passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at Vero Health & Rehab of Sylva.

Emma Lou Bryson, 91, of Sylva passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020.

Ret. Staff Sgt. David “Brent” Leftwich of Four Oaks passed away Friday, May 15, 2020.