U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Doyle Howell, retired, went home to Heaven on Monday, July 26, 2021, after a battle with cancer.

Dorothy “Dot” Dowling Cooper, 86, widow of the late Thomas D. Cooper, passed away peacefully to her new home on Tuesday, July 27, 2021.

Christa Melton, age 87, of Alpine Road, Sylva passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 27, 2021.

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Dan Andrew “Danny” Wilson, 58, of Clayton, Ga., passed away on July 28, 2021.

John “Mark” Payne, beloved son, grandson, brother, nephew, cousin, uncle and friend, died Monday, July 19, 2021, at Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C., of cancer-related complications. He was just three weeks shy of his 41st birthday.

Jeffrey Lee “Jeff” Ray 61, of Sylva, N.C., passed away on July 26, 2021.

Joel Franklin Adcock of Sylva passed away on July 20, 2021 at the age of 63.

Irene Gibson Hodgins, 80, of Sylva passed away on Sunday, July 25, after a period of declining health.

Roger Neal Jackson Sr., 78, of Cullowhee passed away on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at Mission Hospital.

Annie Mae King Cooper, 78, of the Brush Creek community went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.

Linda Marie Rogers Queen, 75, of Brevard, N.C., won her final victory when she passed through death over into eternal life on Sunday, July 18, 2021.

Scott William Alligood, 45, of Sylva, went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday morning, July 14, 2021.

Audrey Waters Massingale, 76, of Waynesville passed away on July 17, 2021, at Mission Hospital-Memorial Campus.

A memorial for Alfred Douglas “Doug” Reed, who died July 19, 2020, in Cullowhee, N.C., will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 24.

JoAnn Stokes (Jones), age 82, of Sylva N.C., passed away on Wednesday, July 14, 2021. She was born on March 6, 1939, in Graham County, to the late Albert and Emma Jones. JoAnn loved the outdoors. She enjoyed spending time in her flower and vegetable gardens. She was a member of Calvary Bapti…

William Glenn Prewitt, 63, of Sylva passed away on Friday, July 16, 2021, at Duke University Hospital.

Rickey Church, age 58, of Whittier, N.C., passed away on Saturday, July 10, 2021, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Dennis Eugene Morgan, 72, of Sylva passed away on Friday, July 9, 2021.

Annelise Kathleen Davis, 30, of Cullowhee, N.C., died Sunday July 11, 2021 of spinal cord cancer.

Cynthia Anne Friedrich, 65, of Bryson City, passed away Saturday morning, July 3, 2021, at Care Partners Mission Health in Asheville, N.C.

Mark Anthony Burrell, 56, of Franklin, passed away Friday, July 9, 2021.

Geraldine (“Jeri”) Powell, 86, of Macon, Ga., passed away at a Macon hospital on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. A funeral service was held Monday, July 12, at 2 p.m. at FairHaven Funeral Home, 4989 Mount Pleasant Church Road, Macon, GA 31216, with Rev. Steve Womack officiating.

On Sunday, June 27, 2021, Mary Theresa “Terry” Campbell at age 92 entered her Heavenly home surrounded by her family.

James L. “Jim” Taylor, age 73, of Sylva, N.C., passed away on Thursday, July 1, 2021, at his home in Sylva following a brief illness and surrounded by his loving family.

Claude Ray Revis, 86, of Sylva passed away Thursday, July 1, 2021, at Morning Star Assisted Living.

Eliza Mae Thompson Evans, 94, of Sylva passed away on Saturday, July 3, 2021, at her home.

Robert Andrew Lane of Sylva, N.C., died at home surrounded by loving family at 1:47 a.m. on June 26, 2021.

R. Scott Buchanan, 58, of Sylva went home to be with the Lord, Saturday morning July 3, 2021.

Pamela E. Stovall passed away after a short battle with cancer on Saturday, July 3, 2021. She was surrounded by her family.

Paul Edward Lormand, age 66, passed away peacefully with his sisters at his side on June 20, 2021, in Lafayette, La.

Alma Dorothy Lindgren, age 99, passed away peacefully at home in Sylva, N.C., on Tuesday, June 22, 2021.

Frances Chastain Jolicoeur, age 83, of Waynesville, N.C., passed away Friday, June 25, 2021, surrounded by her family at Autumn Care Nursing and Rehab.

Fred Glenn Causby, a resident of Sylva, N.C., passed away while visiting his son at his wife’s family home on Lake Jordan near Wetumpka, Ala., on Friday, June 18, 2021, at the age of 72.

On Sunday, April 25, 2021, Nancy Elizabeth McGinnis Williams, loving mother, and grandmother, passed away at the age of 70.

Marcelle “Marcy” Tritt Heath went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, June 18, 2021, at her home in Winter Haven, Fla.

Jerry Darrell Stephens of Charlotte joined his dearly loved wife, Velma Millsaps Stephens, in Heaven on June 17, 2021.

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A memorial service for Winfred Elders, 72, who entered the presence of his Lord on Sunday afternoon, May 3, 2020, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 26, 2021, at Locust Field Baptist Church, Macktown Gap Road, Dillsboro, N.C.

Sylva resident Brigitte M. Price passed away in her sleep on Sunday, June 6, 2021.

Steven “Steve” Joe Moore, age 58, of Sylva N.C., passed away on Thursday, June 10, 2021.

Margaret Virginia Mathis Conner “Mamaw,” 96, of Sylva passed away Sunday evening, June 13, 2021.

Bryant “Keith” Queen, 55, of Tuckasegee passed away Monday, June 7, 2021, at his home.

Herman Clayton Jones, 85, of Sylva passed away Wednesday, June 10, 2021.

Florence Sandra Coyle Beachy, known to all as “Sandy,” passed away peacefully on May 27 with her beloved husband of 62 years, Lloyd H. Beachy, by her side following a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Her entire family is deeply saddened by the passing of Susan Chinners, who died in Sylva, N.C., on June 2, 2021, at the age of 74.

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James R. “Jimmy” Moses, 71, of Sylva died Thursday, June 3, 2021, at Harris Regional Hospital in Sylva, N.C.

Patricia Louise “Pat” Besan-ceney Bryson, 81, loving mother and faithful friend, was lifted into God’s eternal embrace surrounded by family on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, while a resident at Richfield Living Health Center in Salem, Va. Her Catholic faith shaped every aspect of her life.

Kenneth Harold “Kenny” Frady, age 57, of Sylva, N.C., passed away on Thursday, June 3, 2021, after a brief illness.

James “Jim” Edward Corbin, 67, of Sylva, N.C., passed away with his wife at his side on June 4, 2021, at Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville.

Kimberly Jan Goodin, age 51, of Balsam passed away on Friday, June 4, 2021, at Harris Regional Hospital.

Esther Sue Reed Wakeley, age 88, formerly of Cullowhee, N.C., passed away peacefully at home in Rockwall, Texas, surrounded by family on the evening of May 3, 2021.

Charles Samuel “Sam” Cabe, 73, of Franklin passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2021.

Carol Ann Finckbone, 67, of Cherokee passed away on Monday, May 24, 2021, at her home.