Carl Rogers Shelton, age 84, died peacefully at home on Feb. 11, 2020.

Robert Lee “Buckshot” Gosnell, 77, of Sylva, N.C., passed away on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, at Autumn Care of Waynesville after a period of declining health.

Charles F. Zackman IV, lovingly known as Zack or Rick, 63, passed away at home on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, after a courageous battle with lung cancer.

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Elizabeth “Lib” Payne Sutton, 59, of Sylva passed away Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, after a period of declining health.

Dr. Richard Lee Wall of Sylva, N.C., lovingly known as Rick or “Doc,” passed away on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, at age 66.

Deanna Jo Wright, 70, of Sylva, N.C., passed from death to life on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, at her home.

Eoma Luker Henry, 76, of Sylva passed away Saturday evening, Feb. 8, 2020.

Esta Radcliff, age 87, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, in Asheville, N.C., surrounded by her loving family.

Claude H. Tallent, age 99, a man of faith and family, passed away peacefully Friday, Jan. 31, 2020.

William “Bill” H. Leatherwood Jr. of Sylva passed away on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020.

Gary Lee Pautz, 70 years of age, a long-time resident of Sylva, N.C., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Eutaw, Ala., after his long battle with Alzheimer’s.

Debbie Laws Burrell, 56, of Sylva passed away Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, at her residence from health complications.

Hugh Edwin Monteith Jr. age 93, of Shelby died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 at Atrium Cleveland.

Charlie Sebastian Cabe, 89, of Sylva, N.C., passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020.

Willard Edgar “Buddy” Russell, Jr., 74, of Bryson City,passed away Jan. 10, 2020.

Trevle Wood, age 89, of Sylva, N.C., formerly of Woodbury, Tenn., passed away on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, surrounded by her loving family.

On Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, the Lord called home a special man. Ronald William Buchanan, “Gitt” to everyone who knew him, joined his loved ones that had gone before him in a heavenly reunion.

Betty Jane Lambert, 81, of Cherokee’s Towstring community went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. A native of Cherokee, she was the daughter of the late Tilson and Bessie Bradley Beck.

Ivey Daves, 89, of Sylva, N.C., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020.

Larson Alexander, age 84, of Tuckasegee, N.C., went home to be with the Lord at his home on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, surrounded by his loving family, after several years of declining health.

Anthony “Tony” William Cunningham “Chops,” age 61, of Sylva, N.C., died unexpectedly on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020.

Lois Monteith, age 84, of Sylva, N.C., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, surrounded by her loving family.

Thomas Clifton “Tom” Green, of Mint Hill, N.C., passed away unexpectedly at his residence on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020.

Danny Gentry, age 70, of Waynesville, N.C., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at home surrounded by his loving family.

Shawn Matthew Milligan, 51, of Sylva passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020.

Marie Dills Smith, 103, of Tuckasegee passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020.

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.

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.

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

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.