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When possible, obituaries should be sent to the Herald from the funeral home. Information received will be placed in our standard obituary format.We publish names of the deceased's spouse, parents, grandparents, siblings and children; we also include the number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.Read More . . .Obituaries - 04/18/02Ebb HallEbb Hall, 98, of Weldon Hall Road, Sylva, died Saturday, April 13, 2002, at his residence after a period of declining health.Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, April 15, at Old Savannah Baptist Church, of which he was a member and deacon since 1975. The Revs. David Souderes, Clifford Parker and Lawrence Rhoden officiated. Burial was in Old Savannah Cemetery.A native and lifelong resident of Jackson County, he was a farmer, logger, construction worker and operated Park Edge Country Store for many years. He was a night watchman for 16 years at Sylco. He was a son of the late Henry and Alora Bradley Hall.He was preceded in death by his wife, Birdie Buchanan Hall, who died March 26; two sons, William Howard and Carl Clinton Hall; five sisters, Selma Hensley, Lucy Cowan, Marie Harris, Nellie Hall and Dovie Hall; and three brothers, Will, Kelly and Ernest Hall.Surviving are two daughters, Geneva Estes of Sylva and Gladys Estes of Fletcher; one son, Weldon Hall of Sylva; one sister, Edna Deitz of Lymon, Wash.; one brother, Henry Hall Jr. of Sylva; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.Melton-Riddle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.Furman HendersonFurman Guy Henderson, 55, of Davis Road, Webster, died Friday, April 12, 2002, at Harris Regional Hospital.A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 15, at Melton-Riddle Funeral Home. The Revs. Johnny Norris and Eddie Stillwell officiated. Burial was in Black Mountain Veterans Cemetery.A native of South Carolina, he lived most of his life in Jackson County and was a son of the late Glenn and Lucy Watson Henderson.He was a graduate of Cullowhee High School and Southwestern Community College in computer science and mechanics. He was a member of the Sylva American Legion Post 104, Disabled American Veterans and was a U.S. Navy veteran of Vietnam.Surviving is one brother, Bill Henderson of Cullowhee.Lois HensleyLois Hoyle Hensley, 72, of Leatherwood Road, Sylva, died Friday, April 12, 2002, at her residence after a period of declining health.Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 14, in the chapel of Melton-Riddle Funeral Home. The Revs. Jim Ed Powell and Roger Stewman officiated. Burial was in Hoyle Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bobby Parker, James Hensley, Bill Shook, Sam Hoyle, Tommy Fortner and Mark Gates.A native and lifelong resident of Jackson County, she was a machine operator at Buster Brown and a daughter of the late Howard Baxter and Effie Lindsey Hoyle.She was preceded in death by four sisters, Bernice Moody, Hazel Smith, Mildred and Belle Watson; and two brothers, Vernon and Adam Hoyle.Surviving are three daughters, Wanda Dills of Wayehutta, Effie Pearl Hensley of Mills River and Janet Hensley Parker of Sylva; two sons, James H. Hensley of Sylva and Dayton E. Hensley of Waynesville; two sisters, Barbara Henry and Faye Watson, both of Cullowhee; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.J.B. DonaldsonJ.B. Donaldson, 68, of Webster Road, Webster, died Thursday, April 11, 2002, at Harris Regional Hospital after a period of declining health.Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 14, in the chapel of Melton-Riddle Funeral Home. The Rev. Sherrill Ammons officiated. Burial was in Dicks Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers were Wayne Powell, William Powell, Dickey McMahan, Bo Fisher, Brian Juhlo and Ronnie Sutton.A native and lifelong resident of Jackson County, he was a retired landscaper and carpenter. He was a son of the late Thomas and Nan Adams Donaldson.He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Lee Webster Donaldson, who died in 1999; and one brother, Harvey Donaldson.Surviving are three daughters, Linda McMahan and Judy Donaldson, both of Webster, and Geneva Donaldson of Franklin; one son, Hubert Donaldson of Bryson City; seven sisters, Hallie Thomas of Sylva, Clara Hughes of Newport News, Va., Ruth Mabry of Corena, Calif., Clyde Dyson, Mary Viner, Helen Nelson and Jessia Owens, all of Waynesville; one brother, Bill Donaldson of Newport News, Va.; and four grandchildren.Charlie ParrisCharlie S. Parris, 78, of Sylva's Addie community, died Tuesday, April 9, 2002, at his residence after a period of declining health.Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 12, in the chapel of Melton-Riddle Funeral Home. The Revs. Dillard Moore and Don Moffitt officiated. Burial was in the Addie Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jeff Jamison, Mark Parris, Scott Jamison, Steven Parris, Mathew Jamison and Carl Stepp.A native and lifelong resident of Jackson County, he was a retired truck driver and son of the late John B. and Lizzie Pannell Parris.He was preceded in death by five brothers, Robert Parris, Carl Parris, Roy Parris, Lewis Parris, Delos Parris; and one sister, Etta Freeman.Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Stella Owens Parris; two daughters, Sue Grant of Sylva and Ruth Ann Conard of Candler; two sons, Bobby Parris of Sylva and Bill Parris of Brevard; one sister, Mamie Woods of Belmont; two brothers, Ray and Ronnie Parris, both of Sylva; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.Memorials may be made to Angel Hospice, 170 Church Street, Franklin, N.C, 28734.Alice SappAlice Elizabeth Mock Sapp, 86, of Bryson City, died Sunday, April 14, 2002, at Harris Regional Hospital in Sylva.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 19, in the chapel of Bill Moody Funeral Home in Bryson City. The Rev. Clifford Parker will officiate. Burial will be at Swain Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight (Thursday) at the funeral home.A native of Savannah, Ga., she retired from the Chatham County Georgia School System as dietician. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bryson City. She was the wife of the late William David Sapp Sr. and daughter of the late Richard Otto and Joan Snyder Mock.She was preceded in death by one son, one sister and one brother.Surviving are two sons, George Sapp of Atlanta and John Sapp of Asheville; three daughters, Jaqueline Pearson of Richmond Hill, Ga., Jill Chappell of Germany and Judy Cabe of Sylva; one sister, Helen Ospery of Cresant Hill, Fla.; one brother, Bill Mock of Savannah, Ga.; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.Isabell HowellIsabell Howell, 71, of Sylva, died Monday, April 15, 2002, at Mission-St. Joseph Hospital in Asheville.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Liberty Baptist Church. The Rev. J.E. Smith will officiate. Burial will be at Parris Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 19, at Moody Funeral Home.A native of Jackson County, she was a former resident of Bridgeport, Conn., for 30 years before returning to Jackson County. She was employed by Western Carolina University, retiring after 12 years. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church and daughter of the late Jess Howell Sr.Surviving are her mother, Carrie Scruggs of Waynesville; one daughter, Wanda Moore of Sylva; two sisters, Minnie Casey of Sylva and Betty Howell of Kings Mountain; one brother, Ray Worley of Sylva; and two grandchildren.An online memorial and guest registry is available at www.pemoody.com.Robert GreeneRobert E. Greene, 92, of 916 Wesley Court, Boiling Springs, S.C., died Monday, April 15, 2002.A memorial service was held Wednesday, April 17, at 2 p.m. at Eggers Funeral Home in Boiling Springs.A native of Jackson County, he was a son of the late Christopher and Alice Brown Greene. He was the retired owner of Pine Castle Service Center in Orlando, Fla., and was a member of the Gasoline Retailers Association and the Lions Club.He was preceded in death by his wife, Newby Erline Vassar Greene.Surviving are one son, Robert R. Green Sr. of Inman, S.C.; two sisters, Daisy Lawarance and Hazel Bryson, both of Cullowhee; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.Memorials may be made to Hospice of South Carolina, 324 N. Pine Street, Spartanburg, S.C. 29302.Louise BrysonLillian Louise Farmer Hoyle Bryson, 78, of Lexington, died Wednesday, April 17, 2002, at her home.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 19, at Davidson Funeral Home Hickory Tree Chapel. Bishop Bob Williams and the Rev. Mike Lane will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens.A native of Anderson, S.C., she was a daughter of Joyse Hustler Farmer and Mae Whitehead Farmer. She was retired from AT&T and was a member of Christ Temple in Winston-Salem.She was preceded in death by her husband, Patton Robert Bryson; one brother, Horace Farmer; and one sister, Katherine Joe Queen.Surviving are three sons, Jay Hoyle of Lexington, Raymond "Jerry" Hoyle of Thomasville and Floyd Daniel Hoyle of Winston-Salem; two daughters, Harriet Hoyle Brooks of Lexington and Jackie Bryson Butler of Oklahoma City, Okla.; one half brother, Frankie Brendle of Winston-Salem; one sister; Virginia Pauline Buchanan of Sylva; 15 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight (Thursday) at Davidson Funeral Home Hickory Tree Chapel.