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.

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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. 

Kenneth Hutt Nicholson, age 69, of Cullowhee, N.C., passed away on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.

Gene Curtis Evans, 87, of Bryson City went home to be with the Lord Tuesday Nov. 5, 2019.

Larry Boyd Jamison, known as “Tootie” to most, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. Tootie’s family, who loved him dearly, was by his side.

Heaven became so much sweeter Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, as Betty Shook Graham, age 70, of Shook Cove Road, Tuckasegee, ran home to be with her Lord and Savior.

Ravenna Queen “Rynn” Hughes, 85, of Murphy passed away Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019.

Michael Perry Montgomery’s spirit sailed on to fish in the great heavenly lakes on Oct. 21, 2019, after a brave and fearless fight against the earthly diseases that we all face.

Joan “Mama Jo” Osborn, 80, of Sylva passed away Friday morning, Oct. 25, 2019.

Fred E. “Freddie” Ferguson Jr. of Waynesville passed away at Emerald Ridge Rehabilitation and Care Center on Oct. 18, 2019, following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s.

Phillip Allen Franklin, 65, of Sylva passed away Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019.

Paul Melton, 78, of Sylva, N.C., passed away Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019.

George Franklin Lambert, 83, of Asheville passed away on Saturday, Oct.26, 2019, at Mission Hospital.

Mr. Charles Lawson Griffin, 69, of Sylva passed away on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019.

Jo Hoyle, our earthly angel, moved to her Heavenly home on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. Jo was 63 years of age.

Rev. Ray Revell McCall, 91, of Waynesville went to be with the Lord on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, at Smoky Mountain Health and Rehab.

Nancy White McIntosh of Greenville, N.C., peacefully passed away at 97 years of age on Oct. 20, 2019, at Cypress Glen Retirement Community in Greenville, N.C., where she had resided since 2007.

Nadine Sheehan, 73, of Sylva went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019.

Glenda Sellers Adams went to her home in Heaven on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, after a lengthy illness.

Fred Elbert “Freddie” Ferguson Jr., of Waynesville went to be with the Lord on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019.

Mr. James Ransom Sullivan, 74, of Tuckasegee passed away on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at Harris Regional Hospital.

Kasey Lynn Maney, 20, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, at her home.

Timothy “Tim” Quiring, 67, completed the mission God had set before him, and peacefully passed away on Oct.18, 2019.

Daniel Ray Foxworth, 62, of Cullowhee went home to be with the Lord Monday, Oct. 21, 2019.

James “Jim” Noel Cogdill, age 74, of Sylva, N.C., went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019.

Theresa Lynn Riddle Coggins, 54, of Tuckasegee passed away at Haywood Regional Medical Center in Clyde on Sept. 30, 2019, after a lengthy illness.

James Ralph DeVane, 80, of Cullowhee passed away Thursday morning, Oct. 10, 2019.

William Thomas “Bill” Freeman, age 94, of Waynesville passed away on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, surrounded by his family.

Michael Harris, 48, of Sylva passed away Friday, Oct. 11, 2019.

Julia Penland Dellinger of Cullowhee, N.C., died in her home, surrounded by her family and canine companions, on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 at the age of 95.

Naomi “Nicki” Seago, age 87, of Clyde, N.C., passed away on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at Silver Bluff Village in Canton, N.C.

Ernie Lee Akins, 68, of Tuckasegee passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019.

Dr. Jane Bolton Schulz, 95, died Oct. 3, 2019, at home with her family in Kingsport, Tenn.