Miscellaneous Haywood County, North Carolina Obituaries - 2000

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H. Wid Medford
World War I and II veteran
Hugh Wid Medford, 101, formerly of Pisgah Forest, died Thursday, May 4, 2000, at Silver Bluff Nursing Home.
A native of the Iron Duff community of Haywood County, he was the son of the late Eldridge and Mary Ann Russell Medford. He was the last of a family of 13 children. In 1917, at the age of 19, he enlisted in the Canton Ambulance Co. and served with the 118th Ambulance Co. in France during World War I. He was the last survivor of the Canton Ambulance Co.. He also served on the Mexican Border in the U.S. Calvary in 1920-21. In 1941, he enlisted in the Army and served two years during World War II. He had worked for the Veteran’s Administration in Palo Alto, Calif., and in Johnson City, Tenn.
In the early 1970s, he returned to North Carolina and took a job with the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Department. In the late 1980s, he became semi-retired at age 90. He was awarded the French National Order of the Legion of Honor in 1999 for his participation in battle during World War I. This award is France’s highest honor and was presented as part of the 80th Anniversary of the War. He was a member of Brevard VFW Post 4309.
He is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Davis Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery. The Rev. David S. Melton officiated. Military graveside rites were conducted by Waynesville VFW Post 5202 and American Legion Post 47.
The family received friends following the service at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Briggs, 1940 Crabtree Road, Waynesville.
Memorials may be made to Davis Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Ava Caldwell, 537 Iron Duff Road, Waynesville, NC, 28786.
Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Rachel E. Henline
Haywood County native
CLYDE -- Rachel Ensley Henline, 85, formerly of Hilltop Road, Clyde, died Saturday, May 6, 2000, at Silver Bluff Nursing Home.
A native of Haywood County, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Susie Stamey Ensley. She was a member of Clyde Central United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl W. Henline, who died in 1991.
Surviving are two sons, Billy Charles Henline of Clyde and Gary Henline of Brown Summitt; one daughter, Betty Henline of Melbourne, Fla.; one sister, Verta Lee Cabe of Canton; a grandson, Dean Henline of Waynesville; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 4 p.m. Monday at Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville. The Revs. Chris Westmoreland and Paul Carden officiated. Burial was in Bon-A-Venture Cemetery, Old Clyde Road.
The family received friends from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Haywood County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 931, Waynesville, NC, 28786; or Alzheimer’s Association, 3 Louisiana Ave., Asheville, NC, 28806.

Grace F. Kuykendall
Haywood County native
CANTON -- Grace Ethel Farmer Kuykendall, 90, of Canton, died Friday, May 5, 2000, at Silver Bluff Nursing Home.
A native of Haywood County, she was a daughter of the late John and Fannie Sherill Farmer. She was a member of Meadow Grove Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Nelson Kuykendall; one son, Ralph Kuykendall; and four daughters, Agnes Williams, Aleen Robinson, Ada Messer and Edith Williams.
Surviving are three sons, Carroll Kuykendall of Marble, Fred Henry Kuykendall of Oregon, and Roy Lewis Kuykendall of Canton; six daughters, Gladys Stepp of Carlton, Ore., Linda Sue Mann and Ruby Rhodes, both of Canton, Clara Lee Windstread and Loretta Holcomb, both of Conover, and Ruth Hart of Phoenix, Ariz.; 31 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, at Meadow Grove Baptist Church. The Revs. Carter Parham and Bobby Winebarger officiated. Burial was in New Cruso Cemetery.
Grandsons served as pallbearers.
The family received friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday at the church.
Wells Funeral Home in Canton was in charge of arrangements.

Thomas R. Kirkpatrick
Insurance sales manager
CANDLER -- Thomas Riley "Tom" Kirkpatrick, 81, of 56 Miller Road, Candler, died Sunday, May 7, 2000, at his home.
A native of Haywood County, he was the son of the late Lula Ferguson and John Handy Kirkpatrick Sr. He was the state sales manager of N.C. Farm Bureau Insurance. He was a Navy veteran serving during World War II and was a member of Montmorenci United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Coldren Kirkpatrick, who died in 1983; and a daughter, Sarah Rachel Kirkpatrick.
Surviving are two daughters, Rosalind K. Rodriquez and Rebecca K. Davis, both of Candler; one son, Thomas Riley Kirkpatrick Jr. of Greenville, N.C.; two sisters, Sarah Kirkpatrick of Tucson, Ariz., and Mary Francis Kirkpatrick of Cherokee; a brother, John Handy Kirkpatrick Jr. of Clyde; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bon-A-Venture Cemetery, Old Clyde Road. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Enka High School Honor Guard. The Rev. Terry Duckworth will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Wells Funeral Home in Canton.
Memorials may be made to Montmorenci United Methodist Church, Pisgah Highway, P.O. Box 610, Candler, NC, 28715.

Dorothy C. Kaufman
Buncombe County native
CANDLER -- Dorothy Jean Chapman Kaufman, 67, of 2 Dots Drive, Candler, died Sunday, May 7, 2000, at her home.
A native of Haywood County, she had lived most of her life in Buncombe County. She was a daughter of the late Charlie and Birtie Cogdill Chapman. She was a member of Maple Ridge Baptist Church.
She was preceded by her husband, Franklin D. Kaufman, who died in 1988.
Surviving are three daughters, Patricia Stanberry and Jeannette Hensley, both of Candler, and Jennifer Combs of Lexington, S.C.; Two sons, Larry McCall of Raytown, Mo., and Ronald Kaufman of Candler; one sister, Margaret Rogers of Hendersonville; one brother, Bruce Chapman of Candler; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Maple Ridge Baptist Church. The Revs. Steve Fox and Jack Collins will officiate. Burial will be in New Cruso Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be David Hensley, Larry McCall, Greg Henderson and Chris Salter.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Wells Funeral Home in Canton.

Robert D. Jenkins
Waynesville native
Robert Dewey Jenkins, 54, of 2105 Hemlock Drive, Waynesville, died Friday, May 5, 2000, at his home.
A native of Waynesville, he was the son of the late Ralph D. and Dorothy Mull Jenkins.
Surviving are his wife, Virgie Black Jenkins; four daughters, Sheila Rice of High Shoals, Rhonda Christopher and Wendy Bumgardner, both of Dallas, N.C., and Cindy Gentry of Gastonia; one son, Ronnie Black of Dallas, N.C.; three brothers, Ralph D. Jenkins Jr. of Statesville, Ronnie Jenkins of Canton and Larry Jenkins of Mill Springs; and one sister, Devrayda Radford of Cherryville; and 15 grandchildren.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Greenhill Cemetery.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Carothers Funeral Home in Gastonia and at other times were at the home.

Joseph W. Green
Haywood County native
WHITTIER -- Joseph William “Bill” Green, 55, of Thomas Valley Road, Whittier, died Saturday, May 6, 2000, at Harris Regional Hospital.
A native of Haywood County, he had lived most of his life in Swain and Jackson counties. He was a son of the late William Clifford and Mary Agnes Franklin Green. He had been a foreman at Maness Manufacturing Co. in Bryson City for 15 years. He attended Whittier Church of God.
Surviving are wife, Ruby Roper Green; one daughter, Cynthia Renita Shorpshire of Whittier; two sons, Jeff Green and Dean Waldroup, both of Asheville; four brothers, Eugene Green of Asheville, James Green of Whittier, Peter H. Green of Raleigh and John M. Green of Waynesville; five sisters, Betty Ann Nantz of Lincolnton, Frances Arlene James of Waynesville, Sue Ellen Green of Lincolnton, Nancy Faye and Elizabeth Jane Green, both of Texas; and two grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Whittier Church of God. The Rev. Ned Pressley will officiate. Burial will be in Union Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Crisp Funeral Home.

Beulah D. Davis
Swain County native
BRYSON CITY -- Beulah Dehart Davis, 92, of the Lauada community, Bryson City, died Saturday, May 7, 2000, in the Solace Care Center.
A native and former lifelong resident of Swain County, she was the daughter of the late David and Hastletine Wikle Dehart.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Stevon Davis; and grandson, Billy Davis.
Surviving are two sons, Clayton Davis of Maggie Valley and Max Davis of Bryson City; one daughter, Fern Buchanan of Asheville; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Bill Moody Funeral Home. The Rev. Ed Kilgore officiated. Burial was in Saw Mill Hill Cemetery.
The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Bonnie K. Thraen
Retired office manager
Bonnie Kay Thraen, 59, of 55 Round Top Road, Waynesville, died Thursday, May 4, 2000, at her home.
A native of Philadelphia, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Albert W. Parsons and Ethel Mae Albright Parsons. She retired as office manager of Garrett-Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. She had spent most of her life in Hackettstown, N.J., where she was the first woman elected to the Washington township committee and the first woman elected as mayor of Washington township. She was a member of Waynesville Kiwanis Club. She was a reporter for the Dover Advance Newspaper and did a radio station interview show. She owned the Primrose Lane Flower Shop and the Coffee Grinder in New Jersey.
She moved to Waynesville in 1994 and was a family service director at Garrett-Hillcrest Cemetery for two years. She was then given the job of office manager and retired in June of 1998.
She was preceded in death by a brother, John Franklin Robison; and a son, John Albert Eberhart.
Surviving are her husband of four years, David Thraen; one brother, David Martin of Dayton, Ohio; two sisters, Joan Dodamead of Cypress Gardens, Fla., and Patty Ross of Yatesville, Ga.; two sons, William Scott Eberhart of Lake Hopateng, NJ, and Robert David and his wife, Susan Eberhart of Morris Plains, NJ; four daughters, Karen Lynne and her husband, Jim Pierce of Slippery Rock, Pa., Cathy and her husband, Rick Williams of Conyers, Ga., Jayne Thraen of Duluth, Ga., and Barb and her husband, Ron Holt of Conyers, Ga.; and five grandchildren.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Garrett-Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. The Revs. Alan Greene and G.W. Jamison officiated.
Memorials may be made to your local Cancer Care Center.
Garrett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

James H. Christopher
Haywood County native
CLYDE - James Howard Christopher, 66, of 283 Thompson Cove Road, Clyde, died Friday, May 5, 2000, at Haywood Regional Medical Center.
A native of Haywood County, he was the son of the late James G. and Cindy Louise Campbell Christopher. He worked for Canton Ice and Fuel and worked in construction and roofing. He was a member of Welcome Hill Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Chris Tilson Christopher; two sisters, Hilda Smathers and Hazel Pless; and one brother, Harold Christopher.
Surviving are three daughters, Mary Sue Messer, Alice Elizabeth “Judy” Mills and her husband, Charles, all of Waynesville, and Linda “Becky” Climbingbear and her husband, Sonny of Cherokee; five sons Samuel Howard, Robert Frank, Jimmy Lee Christopher, William K. “Bill” Conard, all of Waynesville; James Richard Conard and his wife, Peggy, of Franklin; one sister, Helen Griffiph of Andrews; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville The Rev. O.J. Skidmore officiated. Burial was in Greenhill Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Terry, Curtis and James Stephen Conard, Gary Dale Head, Ronnie and Ray Banks and Clarence Sexton.
The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. At other times they were at the home of Bill Conard in Waynesville.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 90 Stiles Road, Canton, NC, 28716.

John L. Edwards
Retired carpenter
WEAVERVILLE -- John Lloyd Edwards, 68, of 70 Southwood Drive, Weaverville, died Saturday, May 6, 2000.
A native of Yancey County , he had been a resident of Buncombe County for most of his life. He was the son of the late Wesley and Esta Autrey Edwards. He was a retired carpenter and a member of Flat Creek Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Howard, Bill and Wade Edwards; and a sister, Emma Silver.
Surviving are his wife of 40 years, Betty Plemmons Edwards; two daughters, Lisa Edwards of Asheville and Livia Luther and her husband, Josh of Weaverville; one son, Dan Edwards and his wife, Jackie of Weaverville; three brothers, Burgess Edwards of Waynesville, Jack and Johnny Edwards, both of Swannanoa; and seven grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at West Funeral Home. The Revs. Jack Roberts, Gary Hensley and John Weaver officiated. Burial was in Ashelawn Gardens of Memory.
Nephews served as pallbearers.
The family receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at West Funeral Home, 17 Merrimon Ave., Weaverville. At other times, the family was at the home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Mail to Relay For Life, 31 College Place, Building C, Suite 100, Asheville, NC, 28801.

Elizabeth P. Painter
Enka retiree
CANTON -- Elizabeth Penland Painter, 94, formerly of 94 Painter St., Canton, died Friday, May 5, 2000, at Britthaven Nursing Home.
A native of Buncombe County, she had lived in Haywood for 60 years. She was the daughter of the late Nora Penland. She retired from American Enka as a supervisor with 31 years of service. She was a member of Canton First Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Painter Sr., who died in 1981; one son, Carl Painter Jr.; and Christine Gray.
Surviving are a grandson, Terry Painter of Waynesville; three foster grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two foster great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Wells Funeral Home in Canton. The Revs. Drd. Jack B. Sammons and Rick Gosnell officiated. Burial was in Crawford/Ray Memorial Gardens.
The family received friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be to the Carl Painter Jr. Scholarship Fund at the State Employee’s Credit Union, 2 Credit Union Way in Clyde, NC, 28721.

James T. Jenkins
Jackson County native
TRYON -- James Thomas Jenkins, 57, of Tryon, died Friday, May 5, 2000, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Jackson County, he was the son of Evelyn Carroll Jenkins of Canton and the late, Leroy Jenkins.
Surviving in addition to his mother, are a son, Kevin Jenkins of Bedford, Va.; two brothers, Terry Jenkins of Tryon and Marvin Jenkins of Canton; two sisters, Betty Rhinehart of Canton and Kay Fox of Twin Lakes, Mich.; and five grandchildren.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Taylor Cemetery in Jackson County. The Rev. Jessie Mills officiated.
The family received friends from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at Wells Funeral Home in Canton.

Joseph P. Savner
Dayco retiree
Joseph Peter “Joe” Savner, 59, of 74 Killian St., Waynesville, died Thursday, May 4, 2000, at his home.
A native of Wilkes Barre, Pa., he was the son of the late Peter and Anna Philopovich Savner. He retired from Dayco.
Surviving are four daughters, Audrey Burgess and Darlinda Dross, both of Waynesville, Mary Brown of Canton, and Lynn Davenport of Wilkes Barre, Pa.; one son, Joey Savner of Wilkes Barre, Pa.; two sisters, Audrey Biazi of Mountain Top, Pa., and Anne Marie Zuzel of Hanover, Pa.; one brother, Leon Savner of Wilkes Barre, Pa.; and six grandchildren.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville. The Rev. Phil Cartrette officiated. Burial was in Greenhill Cemetery.
The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Gerald W. Owens
Champion retiree
Gerald William Owens, 67, 485 Tarheel Drive, Waynesville, died Thursday, May 11, 2000, at Autumn Care Nursing Home.
A native of Haywood County, he was the son of the late William Harvey and Eva Irene Cook Owens. He retired from Champion International Waynesville Plant in 1988 with 29 years of service.
Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Betty Sellers Owens; one daughter, Donna Koenighaus and her husband, Mike of Waynesville; one son, Randy Owens and his wife, Ginger of Waynesville; and three grandsons.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville. The Rev. Jack Robinson will officiate. Burial will be in Garrett-Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Mike Koenighaus, Terry Sellers, Rick Hooper, Bobby and Dean Teaster and James Beck.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Autumn Care, P.O. Box 330, Waynesville, NC, 28786; or Alzheimer’s Disease Association, 3 Louisiana Ave., Asheville, NC, 28806.

James H. Christopher
Haywood County native
CLYDE - James Howard Christopher, 66, 283 Thompson Cove Road, Clyde, died Friday, May 5, 2000, at Haywood Regional Medical Center.
A native of Haywood County, he was the son of the late James G. and Cindy Louise Campbell Christopher. He worked for Canton Ice and Fuel and worked in construction and roofing. He was a member of Welcome Hill Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Chris Tilson Christopher; three daughters, Mary Sue Messer of Waynesville, Alice Elizabeth “Judy” Mills and her husband, Charles of Waynesville, and Linda “Becky” Climbingbear and her husband, Sonny of Cherokee; five sons, Samuel Howard, Robert Frank, Jimmy Lee Christopher, William K. “Bill” Conard, all of Waynesville, and James Richard Conard and his wife, Peggy of Franklin; one sister, Helen Griffith of Andrews; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville. The Rev. O.J. Skidmore officiated. Burial was in Greenhill Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Terry, Curtis and James Stephen Conard, Gary Dale Head, Ronnie and Ray Banks and Clarence Sexton.
The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. At other times the family will be at the home of Bill Conard, 353 Oakdale Road, Waynesville.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 90 Stiles Road, Canton, NC, 28716.

Mary P. Ferguson
Buncombe County native
Mary Penland Ferguson, 82, East Street, Waynesville, Wednesday, May 10, 2000 at Haywood Regional Medical Center.
A native of Buncombe County, she lived most of her life in Haywood County. She was the daughter of the late Manley and Ruth Penland. She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ned Ferguson, who died in 1987; and a son, Donald Ferguson.
Surviving are one daughter, Susie Burris of Waynesville; four sons, David R. Ferguson of Fletcher, Tommy Ferguson of Candler, Kenneth Ferguson of Asheville, and Eddie Ferguson of Louisville, Ky.; one sister, Doris Baker of Crestwood, Ky.; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 3p.m. Friday at Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville. The Rev. John Greene officiated. Burial was in Greenhill Cemetery.
The family received friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. At other times the family was at the home of the daughter, Susie Burris, 17 Rainbow Ridge, Waynesville.
Memorials may be sent to Haywood County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 931, Waynesville, NC, 28786.

Thomas B. McCracken
Thomas B. McCracken, 87, of 20 Walking Horse Lane, Waynesville, died Sunday, May 14, 2000, at Haywood Regional Medical Center.
Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville is in charge of arrangements.

J.B. Miller
Navy veteran
ASHEVILLE -- J.B. Miller, 76, of Sand Hill Road, Asheville, died Saturday, May 13, 2000, in a local hospital.
A native of Haywood County, he had been a resident of Asheville for 45 years. He was the son of the late Jesse C. and Lydia Garren Miller. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a retired employee of American Enka/BASF and was currently employed with Asheville Saving Bank. He was formerly active with youth assisting in sports and square dancing for 15 years in the Hominy Valley area.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Billie Dolen Miller, who died in 1981.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Whittemore Curtis Miller; one daughter, Beth Melton and husband, Donny of Jacksonville, Fla.; two sons, Chip Miller and wife, Myra of Concord, and Buddy “Chuck” Miller and wife, Robin, all of Asheville; one stepdaughter, Linda Kunkle and husband, Dean of Asheville; two stepsons, Robert Curtis and wife, Cathy and Clarence Curtis, all of Asheville; half sisters, Maude Crane and Jenny Robinson, both of Haywood County; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at West Asheville Assembly of God, where he was a member. The Rev. Michael Brown will officiate. Burial will follow in Snow Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Groce Funeral Home, Patton Avenue, where the body will remain until being placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to West Asheville Assembly of God Building Fund, 826 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC, 28806.

Herbert R. Swanger
Army veteran
CHARLOTTE -- Herbert Rufus Swanger, 83, of 13001 Steele Creek Road, Charlotte, and formerly of Haywood County, died Saturday, May 13, 2000, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill, S.C.
A native of Haywood County, he had lived in Charlotte for 38 years. He was a son of the late Rufus E. and Velda Gragg Swanger. He was an assistant office manager with Akers Motor Lines and was a member of Central Steele Creek Presbyterian Church in Charlotte. He was an Army veteran having served during World War II in the European Theater and was a participant in the Battle of the Bulge. He was a recipient of two Bronze Service Stars, a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Chester and Garland Swanger; and three sisters, Ramell Mashburn, Mozelle Clontz and Lorene Donaldson.
Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Grace Wright Swanger; and two sisters, Lucille Cannon and Genevieve Reeves, both of Canton.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Wells Funeral Home in Canton. The Revs. Dr. James R.M. Young and Darrell Webb will officiate. Burial will be in Crawford/Ray Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Rex and Josh Bolden, Gary and Jim Swanger, Gene Donaldson and Martin Reeves.
The family will receive friends from noon to 1:45 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Central Steele Creek Presbyterian Church, 9401 South Tryon St., Charlotte, NC, 28273; or to Calvary Baptist Church, 23 Phillips St., Canton, NC, 28716.

Josephine Worley
Haywood County native
CLYDE -- Josephine Worley, 63, of 56 Cozy Creek Road, Clyde, died Saturday, May 13, 2000, at Haywood Regional Medical Center.
A native and lifelong resident of Haywood County, she was a daughter of the late Pearl and Nora Mae Jones Brown. She was of the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Worley, who died in 1984.
Surviving are three sons, Hobert Brown of Asheville, Ronnie and Clayton Brown, both of Canton; six sisters, Mary Crawford of Newberry, S.C., Lee Beauchemin of Greer, S.C., Hilda Cogburn, Irene Brown, Betty Williams, and Geneva Summey, all of Canton; and three brothers, Harley and Grady Brown, both of Canton, Calvin Brown of Romulus, Mich.
Services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Wells Funeral Home in Canton. The Rev. Jimmy Trantham will officiate. Burial will be in Clark Chapel Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. At other times, the family will be at the Brown residence, 56 Cozy Creek Road, in the Thickety community.

Gertrude S. King
Enka retiree
CANTON -- Gertrude Mary Sharp King, 75, of 22 Valley St., Canton, died Saturday, May 13, 2000, at her home.
A native of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late Theadore and Cora Cody Sharp. She retired from American Enka Corp., was a homemaker and attended Clyde Church of God.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Donny Pressley and David King.
Surviving are her husband of 48 years, Robert David King; one daughter, Nancy Rivard of Charleston, S.C.; two sons, Danny King of Canton and Doug King of Hendersonville; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Monday at Crawford/Ray Funeral Home. The Rev. Mike Nations officiated.
The family received friends at their home.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Haywood County, 560 Leroy George Drive, Clyde, NC, 28721.

Charles R.P. Brown
Army veteran
MAGGIE VALLEY -- Charles R.P. Brown, 83, of Columbus, formerly of Maggie Valley, and Fort Pierce, Fla., died Saturday, May 13, 2000, in Tryon Estates Medical Facility.
A native of Pikesville, Md., he moved to Orlando, Fla., in 1924 and graduated in 1935 from Orlando High School. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida. He entered the U.S. Army in 1942, served until discharge in 1945. He was recalled to active duty in 1950 for service in Korea, where he was assigned to Army intelligence as a first lieutenant.
Surviving are his wife, Jean M. LaClaire Brown; one daughter, Suzanne B. Varn of Fort Pierce, Fla., two sons, Charles R.P. Brown III of Wheaton, Ill., and Donald W. Brown of Franklin; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Fort Pierce. Burial will be in St. Andrew’s Memorial Gardens. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Tryon Estates.
Memorials may be made to Tryon Estates Special Care Fund or to the Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 421 N. Trade St., Tryon, NC 28782.
Asheville Mortuary Service is in charge of arrangements.

Myrtle D. Harwood
Haywood County native
ASHEVILLE -- Myrtle Lee Duckett Harwood, 91, of 1-B Norton Drive, Asheville, died Friday, May 12, 2000, at Mission St. Joseph’s Health System.
A native of Haywood County, she was a daughter of the late Willard and Louise Wright Duckett. She had resided in Buncombe County for 80 years and attended Woodfin Church of God.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Sylvanus “Van” Harwood; two daughters, Gertrude Ray and Minnie Roberts; one son, Tim Harwood; and granddaughter, Tammy Harwood.
Surviving are her son, Robert L. Harwood of Mars Hill; two daughters, Trula Ingle and Sylvia Herron, both of Asheville; adopted daughter, Debi Ford of Asheville; adopted son, Ronald D. Ray Jr. of Mt. Holly; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at Woodfin Worship Center. The Revs. Ronald Dotson and Dennis Pitts officiated. Burial was in Elk Mountain Cemetery.
Grandsons served as pallbearers.
The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Anders-Rice Funeral Home.

Inez R. Anglin
Yancey County native
BURNSVILLE -- Inez Robinson Anglin, 76, of Bolens Creek, Burnsville, died Friday, May 12, 2000, in a Spruce Pine hospital.
A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Lillie Thomas Robinson. She was a member of Bolens Creek Baptist Church, where she kept the nursery for 46 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgis Anglin, who died in 1992; and three brothers, Harold, James and Dewey Robinson.
Surviving are one daughter, Linda King of the home; two sons, Don Anglin of Canton and Dan Anglin of Burnsville; two sisters, Lois Woody of Spruce Pine and Ila Kay Farris of Lebanon, Va.; six brothers, Wyman and Brown Robinson, both of Burnsville, D.A. and Ira Robinson, both of Green Mountain, Lloyd Robinson of Chicopee, Mass., and Dorian Robinson of Spencer; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. The Rev. Vernon Buchanan officiated. Burial was in Holcombe Cemetery.
The family received friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Bolens Creek Baptist Church, c/o Jean Buchanan, 600 Old 19-E, Burnsville, NC. 28714.

Mary Waddell
Virginia native
Mary Emily Bigger Waddell, 86, of Waynesville, died Sunday, May 7, 2000, at Haywood Regional Medical Center.
A native of Richmond, Va., she was the daughter of the late Luther and Maggie Bigger. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie Franklin Waddell; two sisters, Mattie Clark and Ethel Adams; and two brothers, William and Edward Bigger.
Surviving are one daughter, Delores Engle and her husband, Charles of Waynesville; four sons, Raymond and his wife, Pauline Waddell of Florida, Tyree and his wife, Judy Waddell of Maryland, Thomas and his wife, Ursula Waddell of Virginia, and Robert and his wife, Lou Waddell of Maryland; one sister, Irma Toman of Richmond, Va.; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Garrett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Etta V. Collins
Swain County native
CLYDE -- Etta Vick Collins of Collins Drive, Clyde, died Saturday, May 13, 2000, at Mission St. Joseph’s Health System.
A native of Swain County she was the daughter of Jim and Lydia Parris Vick and a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband Arthur L. Collins. who died in 1995.
Surviving are two daughters. Jeanette Jackson of Clyde, and Louise C. Fagan of Asheville; one son, Harold Collins of Clyde; one sister, Lela Breedlove of Candler; one brother, Glen Vick of High Point; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at noon Tuesday at Wells Funeral Homes in Waynesville. The Revs. Garry Rogers and G.W. Jameson will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Clyde Fire Department First Responders, P.O. Box 552 Clyde, NC, 28721.

Stanly Livingston
Former teacher
BRYSON CITY -- Stanly Livingston, 93, of Clifton Avenue, Bryson City, died Sunday, May 14, 2000, in Swain County Hospital.
A native of Caldwell County, he had lived in Swain County for 43 years. He had been a teacher, principal, and coach in several school systems for 24 years. During these years, he also served two terms on the board of editors of the North Carolina Association of Educators. He received his education at Appalachian State University, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Western Carolina University. While at Appalachian State University, he played football and basketball. For more than 50 years, he taught a men’s Sunday school class. After moving to Bryson City in 1957, he became a member and deacon of the First Baptist Church of Bryson City. In 1957, he opened a Western Auto Store, which he owned and operated until his retirement in 1977.
Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Faye Barlow Livingston; one daughter, Carole L. Ricketts of Bryson City; five sons and daughters-in-law, David W. and Carol Livingston of Asheville, Donald C. and Delores Livingston of Greenwood, S.C., John G. and Freda Livingston of Bryson City, Joseph B. and Elizabeth Livingston of Bryson City, Thomas D. and Fran Livingston of Candler; two brothers, Glenn Livingston of Reidsville and William Livingston of Roanoke, Va.; one sister, Ina Andrews of Albemarle; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, at the Bryson City First Baptist Church. The Revs. John Tagliarini and Willie M. Newman will officiate. Burial will be in Swain Memorial Park.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers along with Bob Thomas.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Building Fund of First Baptist Church, Bryson City, NC.
Crisp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


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