Marilyn Joyce McDonald Hipps, 85, of Whittier went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021.

Lyman Stewart Fisher, 69, of Winder, Ga., took his final flight home on Jan. 13, 2021.

Jack S. Gruber, MD, age 76, of Sylva, N.C., passed away Jan. 5, 2021, after complications developed from COVID-19.

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Bobby Joe “Bob” Moss, 86, of Sylva went to be present with his Lord on Jan. 15, 2021.

Candina McMillan Cabe, 42, of Whittier went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021.

Ella Belle Brown Worley, age 65, of Tuckasegee N.C., passed away suddenly on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021.

Valerie Wix Moore, 55, a native of Marietta, Ga., and 32-year resident of Cullowhee and Sylva, N.C., passed away Jan. 9, 2021, at her home in Raleigh surrounded by her family.

George Harvey “Paw” Carson, 71, of Bryson City went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021.

Myrtle I. Brooks Green, 89, got to go home Wednesday morning, Jan. 6, 2021.

Jacqualyn “Jackie” Wood Brown, age 82, of Cope Creek Road, Sylva, passed peacefully from this life on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021.

Jack Dell Lunnen, 72, died peacefully in his home on Jan. 5, 2021, surrounded by loving family and friends.

Barbara Ann Ashe Miller, age 80, of Whittier, N.C., passed away Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021.

Our loving Terry Lee Zachary was born on Dec. 13, 1953, in Highland Park, Mich. We were blessed to enjoy his contagious smile, laughter and amazing personality until Dec. 26, 2020. 

Charles William Shriner, 82, of Whittier N.C., passed away on Sunday, Jan.10, 2021.

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Shirley Cox, 85, of Sylva went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020.

William Edward “Bill” Christopher Jr. died peacefully on Thursday, Oct 22, 2020 at his home with his wife and children by his side.

Roger Eugene Parris, age 68, of Sylva N.C., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020.

Kathryn M. Davis of Cullowhee passed away on Dec. 4, 2020.

Irene Beck, 88, of Sylva went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 1, 2021.

Robert Davis Carnes, 81, of Dillsboro was called home to the Lord on Jan.  1, 2021.

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Bonnie Jean Varner, 78, passed away Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020.

Rhonda Stephens Lockman passed away Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, after a brief but difficult battle with cancer.

Darrell Wayne Woodard, 66, of Sylva went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020.

Shirley A. Crisp, born Dec. 29, 1939, passed away Dec. 30, 2020, after an extended stay at Skyland Care Center.

Jeannette Farmer Bryson, age 100, passed away on Jan. 1, 2021, in Sylva.

Dorothy Rose Crawford, 102, of Franklin, N.C., died peacefully at her home on Monday, Dec. 21, 2020.

Mrs. Linda Lou Cunningham Snyder, age 75, died suddenly on Nov. 27, 2020, at The Houston Methodist West Hospital ER in Houston, Texas.

Tisha Lynette Crittenden was born on Jan. 15, 1974, in Bryson City, N.C., to Robert and Lorraine Crittenden. Unexpectedly and sadly, she spread her wings and ascended to her Heavenly home on Dec. 21, 2020.

Peggy Faye Rigdon, age 83, of Sylva passed away on Monday, Dec. 28, 2020. 

Walter Lee Young, age 79 of Sylva, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020.

Myrtle Williams Burns, 88, passed away Saturday evening, Dec. 26, 2020.

William “Buddy” Bryson, 64, of Cashiers passed away Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, after a lengthy illness.

Anna Chaiko Morrill, age 97, of Cherokee, N.C., passed away on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, after a period of declining health.

Mary W. Galbreath, 99, passed away Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, at her home.

Martha Ophelia Allen, age 77, of the Addie community passed away Dec. 20, 2020 at Harris Regional Hospital from COVID-19.

William Doug Smith, age 76, of Sylva passed away Dec. 23, 2020.

Joseph Thomas McCord, born May 20, 1990, died by drug overdose on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, at age 30.

Marilyn Legrande Parris Henry, age 84, of Sylva, N.C., passed away Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020.

Charles Guy Wilson, 80, of Sylva passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, at Morning Star Assisted Living Center.

William Albert Hartline, age 49, of Whittier, N.C., passed away suddenly on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020.

James Carlton Burrell, 73, of Sylva went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec, 20, 2020.

Randall Ellard “Red” Murff, age 101, of Sylva passed away Dec. 16, 2020.

On Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, Ira Gerald Jones, Sr. went home to be with the Lord.

Mrs. Dorcas E. Brown, age 98, of Sylva passed away Dec. 19, 2020.

Evelyn Lavinia Bumgarner Childers, age 91, of Salem S.C., went to her heavenly home on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020.

Nancy S. Danner of Sylva left for her heavenly home on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020.

Larry Gray McDonald, age 78, of Sylva passed away quietly and peacefully on Dec. 10, 2020, after a hard-fought battle with cancer.

Dorothy W. “Dot” Hooper, age 91, of Tuckasegee, passed away Dec. 3, 2020, after a period of declining health.

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Jane Bennett Bridgers-Carlos, 54, entered the gates of larger life on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020.

Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Hamilton, age 86, passed away peacefully on Dec. 13, 2020, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, Tenn.

Larry Franklin Buchanan, age 76, of Sylva, N.C., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020.

Darlous Deitz Buchanan, 75, of the Savannah community in Sylva, N.C., passed peacefully away on Dec. 9, 2020.

Donovan Rickell Underwood, 48, of Sylva, N.C., passed away Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, at Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C.