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William C. “Bill” Austin, age 74, of Sylva passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at Mission Hospital of Asheville, N.C. Mr. Austin was born July 8, 1944, in Dearborn, Mich. He was the son of the late Roy and Mae Mildred (Jennings) Austin. He was the husband of Nohemy Hernandez Chavez Austin.…

Annie Cagle Moore, 70, of Sylva went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 22, surrounded by her family.

Emmett Urcey Dillard, PhD, 101, died on Saturday, June 22, 2019. A native of Jackson County, N.C., he was born Aug. 12, 1917, the son of the late Vilas Napoleon “Polie” Dillard and Minnie Lee Cope Dillard. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 75 years, Della Edna Bennett Dillard, in …

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Terry Dillard, age 64, of Mills River, went home to be with our Lord after a long, courageous battle with cancer, on Friday, June 21, 2019.

Charles V. Sutton, born June 24, 1960, died Dec. 29, 2018. A celebration of life will be held from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, June` 22, at the Barkers Creek Community Building.

Terry Gene Moore, 59, of Texas, formerly of Sylva, passed away in 2019. He was a 1977 graduate of Sylva-Webster High School.

Edwin Taylor Norton, 87, of Cullowhee, passed away Friday, June 14, 2019, surrounded by his loving children.

Dennis “Steven” Fulk, 45, of Sylva, passed away on May 12, 2019, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born November 14, 1973, in Raleigh, to Dennis Clifton and Linda James Fulk. Steven was a talented musician and artist.

Cecil Monroe Nations, 84, of Bessemer City, went to be with the Lord on June 9, 2019, at CaroMont Regional Hospital in Gastonia. Born on Jan. 31, 1935, in Whittier, he was the son of the late Claude Cecil and Lillie Seagle Nations. He was preceded in death by one sister, Muriel Woodard, and …

Margaret “Alice” Hyatt Webb, 61, of Sylva passed away Monday, June 17, 2019.

Joseph Avery “Joe” Meigs of Cullowhee, age 77, passed away June 6, 2019, at the John F. Keever Solace Center in Asheville after an extended period of declining health. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Carolyn Beardsley Meigs; his sons, Tim Meigs (Julie), Ted Meigs (Karen) and Dan Meig…

Ben H. Battle Jr. passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2019, after a long battle with cancer. He was born to Ben H. Battle and Merriel H. Battle in Salisbury.

Hugh N. Blanton, 81, of Whittier, went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, June 12, 2019. A native and lifelong resident of Jackson County, he was the son of the late Hubert and Evelyn Kinsland Blanton.

Juanita Beasley Payne, 95, of Robbinsville, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 4, 2019.

Clara “Mamaw” Bryson, 72, of Cullowhee, went home to be with the Lord, Monday, June 10, 2019. A native and lifelong resident of Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Marvin and Annie Sims. Clara was a member of The Summit Church and she enjoyed spending time with her family, frien…

Roosevelt Hyman Gibson, 86, of Balsam passed away Tuesday June 4, 2019, at Mission Hospital in Asheville.

Charlie “Gadget” Woodring, 63, of Sylva, passed away Friday, June 7, 2019. A native and lifelong resident of Jackson County, he was the son of the late John and Rosa Woodring.

Marion Beegle, 85, of Cullowhee went home to be with the Lord Thursday morning, June 6, 2019. A native of Georgia, she was the daughter of the late Lonnie and Louise Williams. Marion was a member of Cullowhee Presbyterian Church, where she enjoyed working with the youth group and organizing …

Samuel Lee Howell, 59, of Sylva, transitioned from this earthly life on June 3, 2019, at Mountain Trace Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. A lifelong resident of Sylva, Samuel was born January 29, 1960. His parents were the late Lillie Jo Howell and Vester Arnold (stepfather).

Robert McClain Wright passed away in Brentwood, Tennessee, on June 10, 2019, after an extended illness. Robert was born on May 21, 1927, in Louisville, Kentucky, to parents Marion Alexander and Carrie Ozella (Evans) Wright. He was raised on a farm near Fayetteville, Tennessee, and attended B…

A celebration of life service in memory of Danny Hirt, 67, of Fredricksburg, Texas, who passed away Jan. 2, 2019, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 23, 2019,at the Western Carolina University baseball stadium, Cullowhee, N.C.

Catherine Haire Dillard, more affectionately known as Miz Kitty, was born in Macon, Ga., on Feb. 28, 1923, and was the daughter of Florine H. and Joseph C. Haire. She died on May 23, 2019 at home.

Psalm 116: Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.

Matthew Alexander Rose, 34, of Goldsboro, N.C., passed away May 24, 2019, as a result of a motor vehicle accident.

Tina Marie Crane Elliott, 62, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 31, 2019, after a period of declining health.

Michael “Mike” James Frady, age 53, of Raleigh, formerly of Sylva, passed away Monday, May 27, 2019, at Wake Medical Center of Raleigh, N.C.

Clara “Mama Sue” Dills, 92, of Webster went home to be with the Lord surrounded by her family, Monday, May 27, 2019.

Harold “Gene” Mitchell, 84, of Sylva passed away with his family at his side, Saturday, May 25, 2019.

Wanda Cook, 60, of Sylva passed away Friday, May 24, 2019.

Sim Morgan, 88, of Sylva, went home to be with the Lord Friday, May 24, 2019, surrounded by his family.

Rebecca S. “Becky” Buchanan, 75, of Bryson City entered into the arms of Jesus Sunday, May 26, 2019, after a 14-month courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

Pat Walter Nations, age 84, of Whittier passed away Thursday, May 16, 2019 at John Keever Solace Center of Asheville, N.C.

Bonnie Bryant Davis, age 77, of Sylva passed away Monday, May 13, 2019, at Skyland Care Center of Sylva, N.C.

Richard McKinley Ren­fro died May 13, 2019, in Sylva, N.C.

Christine Gladys Painter, age 95, of Sylva passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019.

Linda Patricia Tempus “Pat” Doyle, age 77, went to Heaven on Monday, May 13, 2019 at her home in Mulberry, Fla.

Norma Frier Strickland Ford, 87, joined her Father in Heaven Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at The Hermitage Memory Care Facility in Sylva, N.C.

Fay Messer Nations, 92, of the Barkers Creek/Nations Creek community went home to be with the Lord, Saturday May 18, 2019.

Mary Christine Jones Swanson, 65, of Locust, N.C., went home to be with her Lord and Saviour on May 6, 2019.

Linda Lou Dills Brown, 66, of Dillsboro, N.C., passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, May 8, 2019.

Billy Lee Peek, age 81, of Supply, N.C. passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2019, in the Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center.

Vernon Venoy “Buddy” Pannell Jr., 76, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May13, 2019.

Mary Louise Nicholson Ball, 76 of Tuckasegee, N.C., died unexpectedly on Friday, May 10, 2019.

Alicia Jean Norton, 39, a person of kind faith who always helped those in need, passed away on Thursday, April 25.

Bonnie Bryant Davis, 77, of Sylva passed away Monday, May 13, 2019, at Skyland Care Center.

Mildred “Toby” Oliver, 78, of the Alarka community went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday May, 7, 2019.

Lester J. Bryson, born Jan, 19, 1941, passed away on Dec. 21, 2019 in his Jonesboro, Ga., home under hospice care.

Gordon William Hughes, 84, of Sylva, N.C., died Saturday, May 11, 2019, at his residence.

Harrell Ray Ingram, 75, of Cullowhee passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family, Monday, May 13, 2019.

Jack Lehtinen, 73, of Franklin passed away Monday, April 29, 2019.

Dixie Mae Parris, 96, of Sylva passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at Morningstar Assisted Living.

Gail Irene Day Bateman, 76, of Andrews passed away Sunday, May 5, 2019.

Ruby Elaine Carlson “Mom” of Mount Vernon, Wash., passed away at home surrounded by her loving children, after an extended illness.