Corey Patrick Gruver, age 44, of Sapphire, N.C., passed away Monday, April 26, 2021.

Mary Elizabeth “Sissy” Abernathy Lusk, 65, of Glenville went home to be with her family in Heaven, Friday, April 30, 2021.

Dottie Franco, age 51, passed away on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, after an extended illness.

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James Baxter Wood, 88, of Cullowhee passed away, April 23, 2021, after a brief illness.

Candace Denice Parker, age 29, of Bryson City passed away unexpectedly on April 21, 2021.

Rev. James Gunter, 79, of the Barkers Creek community went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 19, 2021.

Bessie McMahan Brooks of the Barkers Creek community went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 22, 2021.

Gerald “Jerry” Lee Fisher, 72, of Watson Branch, Cullowhee passed away Thursday, April 22, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family and loved ones after a long illness.

Clara Lynn Green Martin, 73, of Sylva, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Tuesday, April 21, 2021.

Albert L. “Ky” Sylvester Jr. passed peacefully Saturday, April 17, 2021, at age 85 in Sylva, N.C.

Ivalee Ertzberger Coggins of Mills River, N.C., age 100, formerly of Cullowhee, N.C., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 19, 2021.

Christine Ester Franks Angel, 74, of Franklin passed away April 18, 2021.

Donald Ray “Don” White, 85, of Cullowhee died peacefully surrounded by his children early Thursday, April 15, 2021.

On Wednesday, April 7, 2021, Philip Ray Moore, loving husband and father, passed away at age 70.

Rev. Doris Cook McMillan, 63, of the Wilmot community went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 17, 2021.

Frank Austin Stevens, age 85, of Lake Toxaway died Feb. 10, 2021, at Mission Hospital, Asheville.

Harold Dois Melton, age 86, of Sylva N.C., passed away Saturday, April 17, 2021.

Jamie Keith Buchanan passed away unexpectedly on April 5, 2021, at the age of 52.

At the end of our life, we take nothing with us except what’s in our hearts. Libby’s, undoubtedly, was filled with love and joy for her husband of nearly 40 years, Pete; her three children, Tyler, Elizabeth and Marshall; and her grumpy granddog, Petey Pup.

John Caldwell, 78, of Dillsboro went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 12, 2021.

“When our work here is done and the life-crown is won,

Donna Lea Monteith-Freeman, age 78, of Waynesville passed away on Wednesday, April 7, 2021.

Phillip Olias Huff, 25, transitioned from this world on April 8, 2021. Phillip’s passing occurred while camping in the woods (his favorite place to be) near his home with family and friends.

Linda Lou James, 75, of the Greens Creek community went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 2, 2021

Elvie “Maxine” Wheatley, 92, of Sylva passed away on Monday, April 12, 2021.

James Russell Saltz Sr., 86, of Hayesville, was welcomed into the arms of his Lord and Savior on Friday, April 2, 2021, and reunited with his wife, Martha Anne “Scottie” Rogers Saltz and daughter, Terri Saltz.

Theda Marie Owen McCall, 71, of Cashiers, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 3, 2021.

Audrey Harvey Clayton, 71, of Candler, N.C., passed away on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021, at home after a brave battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Bernice Beryl Beavin, 87, of Westminster, Md., and formerly of Hanover, Pa., entered into God’s eternal care on Thursday, March 25, 2021, at the Dove House of Carroll Hospice in Westminster.

Timothy Linn “Tim” Campbell, 80, of Sylva passed away in the early morning hours Thursday, March 25, 2021.

Marcia Faye Bowers Sneed, age 55, of Tuckasegee N.C., passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2021.

Charles M. Daves, 88, of Sylva went home to be with the Lord, Saturday morning March 27, 2021.

On October 10, 1940, Iola “Olie” Sitton Hodgins was born to Richard D. and Suddie Brendle Sitton. Iola led a long and productive life and passed away on March 26, 2021.

Terry Michael Taylor, age 73, of Lakeland, Fla., passed away March 17, 2021, at home.

Linda Holden Morgan, 86, of Canton passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2021, at her home with family by her side.

Addie Lee McMahan Henson, 77, of Sylva, N.C., went to her Heavenly home on Tuesday, March 23, 2021.

Deborah Davis “Debbie” Loyer, age 63, of Whittier passed away at her residence on Wednesday, March 24, 2021.

May Mintz Mathis, age 83, of Sylva went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 21, 2021.

Ethel Smith Cunningham, 89, of Sylva, formerly of Cherokee, went home to be with the Lord Monday, March 15, 2021.

Clayton Franks, 63, of Sylva went home to be with Jesus on Thursday, March 18, 2021.

It is with deepest sorrow and heartbreak that we announce the passing of Gary Roland Peek. Gary passed peacefully at his home in Cashiers, N.C., March 5, 2021.

Cody Elmer Levi Owen, 25, of Jackson County passed away unexpectedly Saturday, March 13, 2021, at Memorial Mission in Asheville.

Diane Witte Jettinghoff, 69, of Tuckasegee, N.C., passed away Saturday March 20, 2021.

Norma Chastain, age 79, of Tuckasegee, N.C., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, surrounded by her loving family.

Charlene Rector, age 71, of Sylva, N.C., passed away on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Gene McKinley Williamson, 81, of Whittier passed away on March 22, 2021.

Bill Carpenter, age 69, of Sylva, N.C., went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 18, 2021, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Willard Bryson, 77, of Sylva went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, March 16, 2021.

Samuel Franklin “Sam” Beck passed away on Friday, March 12, 2021, just one day prior to his 89th birthday.

Virginia Adell “Ginny” Wilson Cochran, age 72, of Waynesville passed away on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at Memorial Mission Campus, Asheville.

Dorothy Massingale Brown, 86, of Tuckasegee passed away Thursday, March 11, 2021.

Margaret “Peggy” Louise Winchester Arney, age 88, of Hickory, N.C., passed away on Feb. 25, 2021, and was preceded in death by her loving husband, Lawrence H. Arney.

Jane Semesco Abshire Scanlon, 84, of Port St. Lucie Fla., joined our heavenly father on March 14, 2021.