Lois Webb Bunn, 88, of Sylva, N.C., passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2020.

Jessie Rathbone, 79, of Sylva, N.C., passed away Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020.

Phyllis Parris West, age 76, of Sylva passed away on Wednesday, Jan.8, 2020, at her home surrounded by her family.

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Barbara Cook Corbin, 90, of Sylva passed away Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020.

Cynthia Kay “Cindy” Noren, 74, passed away on Friday Jan. 10,aftera very longstruggle with Alzheimer’s disease.

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Bill Dyer, 69, of Sylva went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, after an extended illness. 

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Hank Dowling, a man of faith and family, passed away unexpectedly Jan. 7, 2020.

Nancy Carol Joyner, 83, died Thursday, December 19, 2019, in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Mr. George Ellis Pope, 70, of Cullowhee, N.C., passed away unexpectedly at his home Dec. 28, 2019.

Christine Stacey, age 82, of Cullowhee, N.C., passed away on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020.

Hazel Monteith returned home on Jan. 1, 2020, beginning her new year and new life, after celebrating her 96th birthday on Nov. 1, 2019.

Vickie Renee Hoxit, 58, of Sylva went home to be with the Lord surrounded by her family on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019.

Doug Leslie, age 50, of Tuckasegee, N.C., passed away on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, at his home.

Jonathan Joseph Molinatto, best known as Jon, 96, of the Coopers Creek community, Bryson City, N.C., died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, in hospice care in Calabash, N.C.

Robert Dennis “Rob” Mathews of the Tow String Community, Cherokee, N.C., soared home with the angels on Dec. 26, 2019.

Irene Hooper, age 97, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, just 20 days from her 98th birthday.

Wayne Earl Millsaps completed his earthly journey and entered his Heavenly Kingdom on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019.

James “Jay” Wiser Madill, unexpectedly passed at 60, on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, on his sailboat “Our Time,” at anchorage by St. Augustine, Fla.

Paul Thomas Buchanan, 74, of Sylva went home to be with the Lord Friday, Dec. 20, 2019.

Frankie Jean Ashe received the greatest Christmas gift early Christmas morning, Dec. 25, 2019, when God gave her Angel Wings, calling her home to rest.

Mary Elizabeth Shook Davis, age 99, of Big Ridge, Glenville, passed away on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, at The Hermitage of Sylva, N.C.

Kathryn “Kathy” Holder, 64, of Whittier went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday evening, Dec. 24, 2019.

Steven Randall “Steve” Hall, 60, of Lyman, S.C., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, at his home after a period of extended illness.

Wayne McMillan, 73, of Whittier went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, at his residence.

Georgie Freida Henry Shook, 80, of Sylva went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, Dec. 11.

Mrs. Patricia “Patty” Middleton, age 77, of Cullowhee passed away on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019.

Don Allen Keener, 63, of Destin, Fla., formerly of Highlands, N.C., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019.

Mr. Danny Ray Wilson, also known as “Pops” and “Doc,” 72, of Sylva passed away on Sunday, Dec. 15.

Nancy Ann Owens Whitaker passed away on Dec. 13, 2019.

Joyce Henson, 79, of Franklin passed away peacefully on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, at Skyland Care Center. 

Lynda Sims, 68, of Morningstar Assisted Living,  passed away Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019.

Margaret Ann “Mitzi” Eckstein Twine of Durham died at Duke Hospital on Nov. 17 after a period of declining health.

J.V. Miller, 80, of Whittier, passed away Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019.

Thurza Holden McNair, 78, of Webster, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019.

James Albert Patterson, age 78, passed away on Sept. 16, 2019, while residing in Ocala, Fla.

With profound sadness we announce the passing of Armella “Mel” Rita Cygan, a loving and devoted mother, Nana, Great-Nana, and friend to all whose lives she touched, on Nov. 29, 2019.

James Marshall Dillard, 79, of Henderson County, N.C., passed away Nov. 25, 2019, after a brief illness in Pardee Memorial Hospital.

Donald Ray Gates, AKA “Gator” or “Big D,” age 68, of Sylva, N.C., passed away, after a period of declining health, peacefully at home, Tuesday Nov. 19, 2019. He was surrounded by family, and beloved cat Kitty Baby.

Mrs. Eleanor Grace Blankenship, daughter of James Willard Keener and Grace Keener, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019.

Carvel Ross Eyre, age 93, of Sylva, N.C., died on Wednesday, Nov. 20.

Although Jeff Breedlove was just 60 years young when he passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 16, 2019, he has lived a full life.

Mrs. Sarah Margaret Barrett, July 25, 1922-Nov. 17, 2019.

Edward “Ed” Charles Norman, 66, of Sylva went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, after a long battle with cancer.

Judy Kay Singleton, 65, of Sylva went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019.

Louise Mabel Maney II, 60, of Cherokee, N.C., passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 8, 2019, at the Memorial Campus of Mission Hospitals in Asheville, N.C.

Ilene Buchanan, age 88, of Sylva, N.C., went home to be with Jesus on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, surrounded by her loving family.

Tommy Scott, age 60, of Sylva, N.C., went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 9, 2019 at his home.

John Coolidge Nicholson, 92, formerly of Webster, passed away on Tuesday Oct. 29, 2019, at McCracken Rest Home in Waynesville, N.C., following a declining illness.

Caroll Bradley, 73, of Sylva passed away Thursday evening, Nov. 7, 2019.