Margaret Hyatt


Margaret Young Hyatt, 85, of Sylva passed away Monday, July 20, 2020.

Born Aug. 31, 1934, a lifetime resident of Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late John and Lula Ridley Young. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Hyatt; one daughter, Margaret “Alice” Hyatt Webb; one son, John Keith Hyatt; a brother, John Young, Jr.; and a sister, Arbutus Cochran.

Margaret was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing, gardening and canning. Margaret was happiest when she was cooking and caring for others.

She is survived by her sister, Evelyn Young Franks of Sylva; four grandchildren, Chad, Austin, Susan, Angela; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 23, at Zion Hill Baptist Church, Sylva, N.C., with Rev. Eddie Stillwell and Rev. Frank Rodriguez officiating.

The family received friends from 1-2 p.m. at the church.

Burial was in the Zion Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ernest Franks, Ernie Lee Franks, Dakota Ledbetter, Justin Cosgrove, Zachary Cosgrove and Rocky Franks.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Zion Hill Cemetery Fund, c/o Mary Wilson, 3110 Pumpkintown Road, Sylva, NC 28779

Macon Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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