Miscellaneous Haywood County, North Carolina Obituaries - 2000

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Thomas B. McCracken
Enka retiree
Thomas B. “Tommy” McCracken, 87, of 20 Walking Horse Lane, Waynesville, died Sunday, May 14, 2000, at Haywood Regional Medical Center.
A native of Haywood County, he was the son of late Taylor and Annie Green McCracken. He was a retired employee of American Enka from the rayon division with 33 years of service and was a tobacco farmer. He was a member of WNC Cattlemen’s Association and the Enka Pioneers. He was an active participant of Haywood Regional Health and Fitness Center.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Chambers; and two brothers, Taylor and Fred McCracken.
Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Mae Morris McCracken; one daughter, Donna McCracken of Waynesville; one son, Robert Taylor McCracken and his wife, Carolyn of Clyde; five sisters, Sammie Best of Crabtree, Lucy Grant, Margaret Beatty and Sarah Lemons, all of Arlington, Va., and Georgie Walker of Orange City, Fla.; and two grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville. The Rev. Bruce Cayton will officiate. Burial will be in Garrett-Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Brent Cayton, Austin Swanger, Steve Ross, Dean Best, Don and Jack Chambers. Honorary pallbearers will be staff members of Haywood Regional Health and Fitness Center and Rehabilitation Center.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. At other times, the family will be at the home.
Memorials may be made to Haywood County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 931, Waynesville, NC, 28786.

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. She was 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; four great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held at noon Tuesday at Wells Funeral Homes in Waynesville. The Revs. Garry Rogers and G.W. Jameson officiated. Burial was in Crawford-Ray Memorial Gardens.
The family received friends from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Clyde Fire Department First Responders, P.O. Box 552 Clyde, NC. 28721.

Roy L. Cable
Army veteran
Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Roy Lee Cable, 70, of 451 Saunook Road, Waynesville, died Monday, May 15, 2000, at his home.
A native of Andrews, he was the son of the late Jack Cable and Lessie Smith Cable. He was a retired letter carrier with the U.S. Postal Service, a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Volunteer Firefighters Association. He was an active apple grower and the president of the Haywood County Apple Growers Association, a deacon at Sulphur Springs Baptist Church, a founding member of the Saunook Fire Department and still held a position on the board.
Surviving are his wife, Juanita Cable; three daughters, Jean Ann Rogers and her husband, Claude of Waynesville, Charlotte Cagle and her husband, Billy of Waynesville and Paula Cable-Dunlap of Aiken, S.C. and her husband, Ben of Waynesville; one brother, J.D. Cable of Maryville, Tenn.; one stepsister, Lessie Watts of Tuckasegee; one stepbrother, Jack Brooks of Marion; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Garrett Funeral Home. The Revs. Phillip Wyatt and Claude Surrett will officiate. Graveside rites will be performed by the Fort Bragg Army Base. Burial will be in Garrett-Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Ariel, Georgie, Aldopho and Victor Mendoza, Antionio and Laverio Reviera. Honorary pallbearers will be Troy Parris, Tom Freeman, James Medford, Lester Lanning, George Lanning, Doc Caldwell, Ralph Phillips, John Miller, Buddy Hall, Don Coward, Jim Oliver, Fred Coward Jr. and Johnny Williamson, all of the Saunook Fire Department.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Sulphur Springs Baptist Church Building Fund or American Cancer Society.

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 the daughter of the late Pearl and Nora Mae Jones Brown. She was a homemaker. 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, and Calvin Brown of Romulus, Mich.
Services were held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Wells Funeral Home in Canton. The Rev. Jimmy Trantham officiated. Burial was in Clark Chapel Cemetery.
Pallbearers were J.M. And Jason Trantham, Kerry and Ricky Brown, Rodney Gibson and Gary Cogburn.
The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Wells Funeral Home in Canton. At other times the family was at the Brown residence in the Thickety community.

Floyd H. Balding
Dayco retiree
CANDLER -- Floyd Henry Balding, 85, died Monday, May 15, 2000, at Pisgah Manor.
A native of the Meadowfork community of Madison County, he was the son of the late Landon Balding and Bertha Stamey Balding. He was retired from Dayco after 23 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline K. Balding; one son, C.J. Balding; and one brother, Chestneal Balding.
Surviving are one daughter, Veda Elliott of Hickory; two sons, Oris Balding of Enka and Arvil Balding of Brevard; four sisters, Alma Suttles of Knoxville, Tenn., Helen Price and Lucille Price, both of Spring Creek, and Geraldine Moore of Waynesville; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Garrett Funeral Home. The Revs. G.W. Jamison and Ray Willett officiated. Burial was in Garrett-Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
The family received friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Pisgah Manor Activity Fund.

Lois P. Wilson
CANTON -- Lois Marie Putnam Wilson, 64, of 510 Jenkins Road, Canton, died Tuesday, May 16, 2000, at her home.
Wells Funeral Home in Canton is in charge of arrangements.

Genevieve F. Clark
CANTON -- Genevieve Flynn Clark, 78, of Canton, died Wednesday, May 17, 2000, at Silver Bluff Nursing Home.
A native of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late WIC. and Cora Harris Flynn. She retired from American Enka after many years service as a secretary, and was a member of the Pioneer Club at Enka. She was a member of Canton First Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Horace Logan Flynn; and sisters, Sue Jane McClain and Thelma Barefoot.
Surviving are one daughter, Cynthia Anzel of El Segundo, Calif.; brothers, Joe Ben Flynn of Canton and William Taylor “Bill” Flynn of Asheville; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Crawford/Ray Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Dr. Rick Gosnell will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Monday at Wells Funeral Home in Canton.
Memorials may be made to Canton First Baptist Church, Restore the Vision, 74 Academy Street, Canton, NC, 28716.

Frances B. Mann
CANTON -- Frances Burr Burnette Mann, 81, of Canton, died Thursday, May 18, 2000, at the home of her brother, Harry C. Burnette.
A native of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late Claude and Betty Fern Singleton Burnette. She was a member of Long’s United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Mann.
Surviving are two sisters, Beatrice B. Rogers and Hazel C. Rollins both of Canton; and one brother, Harry C. Burnette of Bethel.
Services were held at 4 p.m. Friday at Wells Funeral Home in Canton. The Rev. Susan Pillsbury officiated. The family had private burial services.
The family received friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Haywood Regional Medical Center Hospice, 560 Leroy George Drive, Clyde, NC, 28721.

Lois P. Wilson
CANTON -- Lois Marie Putnam Wilson, 64, of 510 Jenkins Road, Canton, died Tuesday, May 16, 2000, at her home.
A native of Haywood County, she was the daughter of Ralph E. Putnam of Canton and the late Annie Irene Kell Putnam. She was a member of Sunny Point Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harley Simpson Wilson, who died April 20, 2000.
Surviving in addition to her father, are three daughters, Beth Eason of Columbia, Tenn., Jill Rogers of Canton and Jean Earley of Clyde; one son, Wayne Wilson of Canton; one sister, Nancy Jenkins of Canton; one brother, R.L. Putnam of Canton; and eight grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Friday at Wells Funeral Home in Canton. The Revs. Ronnie Jenkins and Carter Parham officiated. Burial was in Morning Star Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Kelly Rogers, Joey Earley, Mark Turner, Ronnie Putnam, Bill Miller and Paul Eason.
The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Morning Star Cemetery Association P.O. Box 1746, Canton, NC, 28716.

Ray E. Davenport
PANTEGO -- Ray Edison Davenport, 74, formerly of “C” Canal Road, Pantego, died Thursday, May 11, 2000, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.
A native of Beaufort County, he was the son of the late Monty Hollon Davenport and Collie Davis Davenport. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dora Pearl Ewart; two brothers, Delano and Roderick Davenport; and a sister, Dorothy Clark.
Surviving are three daughters, Helen Davenport of Raleigh, Peggy Pontes of Bethel and Susan Riley of Jamesville; one brother, Hollon Davenport of Fayetteville; three sisters, Pearl Clark of Chocowinity, Hazel Larson of Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, and Lucille Frye of Colorado; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A private graveside service was held Saturday, May 13, at Davis Cemetery, Pantego.
Paul Funeral Home in Bellhaven was in charge of arrangements.

Nancy K. Hannah
DOTHAN, Ala. -- Nancy Ann Kirkpatrick Hannah, 71, of Dothan, Ala., died Wednesday, May 17, 2000, at Flowers Hospital.
A native of Buncombe County, she had lived in Dothan, Ala., for the past 15 years. She was a graduate of St. John’s High School, a graduate from University of NC-Greensboro, Western North Carolina and Laverne University, Laverne, Calif. She taught school in Haywood County, Canton city schools, at Fort Davis and Fort Gulick in the Panama Canal Zone. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Waynesville.
She was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Betsy Hannah; and a son, Edward K. Hannah.
Surviving are one son, John Hannah and his wife, Sharon of Candler; one granddaughter; and one great-grandson.
No services are being planned.

Samuel J. Duckett
TAYLORS, S.C. -- Samuel Johnson Duckett, 60, of Honeybee Lane, Taylors, S.C., died Thursday, May 18, 2000, at Greenville Memorial Hospital.
A native of Asheville, he was the son of the late Dr. Virgil Howard Duckett and Maude Johnson Duckett. He was a graduate of Canton High School and the University of NC-Chapel Hill, where he was on the golf team. He was a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy where he served two tours with distinction in Vietnam having been awarded a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star Medal with combat Valor. He was a member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Canton.
He was preceded in death by one grandchild.
Surviving are his wife, Jackie Sue Williams Duckett; two sons, Kevin Bryan Silver and his wife, Darlene of Canton, and Jeffrey Scott Silver and his wife, Kimberly Ann of Simpsonville, S.C.; one daughter, Gina Silver Varat and her husband, Daniel of Greenville, S.C.; two brothers, Dr. Charles H. Duckett of Bath and Dr. Kermit E. Duckett of Knoxville, Tenn.; and four grandchildren.
Services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at Robinson Funeral Home in Easley, S.C. The Rev. Mark Boulakas will officiate. The committal service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Bon-A-Venture Cemetery in Canton. The Rev. Tim P. McRee will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at Wells Funeral Home in Canton and immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 301 University Ridge, Suite 5000, Greenville, SC, 29601; or to the charity of one’s choice.

Burnell J. Walton
Burnell Jay Walton, 82, of 290 Devine Way, died Wednesday, May 17, 2000 at Haywood Regional Medical Center.
A native of New York, he was a retired realtor.
Surviving are his wife, Barbara Milgrom Walton; one son, Jack Walton of Apopka, Fla.; one daughter, Patricia Wallace of Mesa, Ariz.; one stepson, Robert Akers of Waynesville; one sister, Joyce Welch of Wyoming, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Private services are planned. Crawford/Ray Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Belle Brown
SPRING CREEK -- Belle Brown, 75, Howard Moore Road, Spring Creek, died Monday, May 15, 2000, at Memorial St. Joseph’s Health System.
A native of Lafayette, Tenn., she had lived in Spring Creek since 1985. She was the daughter of the late Levy W. and D. Rotha Cook Thomas. She was a homemaker and a retired nurse.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Paula Ann Brown, who died in 1964; and a brother, D. Wilson Thomas, who died in 1997.
Surviving are her husband of 50 years, Paul Brown; one son, Gary B. Brown and his wife, Muriel of Knoxville, Tenn.; one daughter, Donna Habegger and her husband, Breck of Morristown, Tenn.; one sister, Georganna Thomas of Nashville, Tenn.; one brother, Lowell Thomas of Tewksbury, Mass.; and four grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Central Haywood Church of Christ. The Rev. Mark Littleton will officiate.
The family will receive friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials should be made to Midwestern Children’s Home, 4581 Long Spurling Road, Pleasant Plain, Ohio, 45162.
Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Nova S. Hendrix
Haywood County native
CANTON -- Nova Stamey Hendrix, 86, of 81 Queentown Road, Canton, died Saturday, May 20, 2000 at Haywood Regional Medical Center.
A native and lifelong resident of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late Gaston and Spicey Watts Stamey. She was a homemaker and member of Canton First Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by a grandson, James “Bo” Rhea.
Surviving are her husband, Fred E. Hendrix; two daughters and sons-in-law, Peggy Ann and “Cooter” Conard and Freddie Jane and Jim Rhea, all of Canton; one sister, Gladys Murray, of Candler; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Wells Funeral Home in Canton. The Rev. Dr. Jack B. Sammons will officiate. Burial will be in Sunny Point Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Michael Carl Green, Matthew Lee Rhea, Tim Kelley, Ronnie Allen, Jeremy Clark, Anthony Kirchhoff and Jason Tilley.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Helen O. Ashcraft
Haywood County native
CHARLOTTE -- Helen O. Ashcraft, 95, formerly of 2229 Chambwood Drive, Charlotte, died Sunday, May 21, 2000, in the Wilora Lake Health Care Center in Charlotte.
A native of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late Charles Fletcher and Gay Boyd Owen. She attended Meredith College and taught school in Duplin County. Before her death, she was the longest standing member of Plaza Presbyterian Church. She was also a member of both the UDC and the DAR.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Carter Ashcraft; two daughters, Anna Kathryn Sutton and Anne A. Quezada; and her brother, Dr. Robert H. Owen.
Surviving are her son, M.O. Sutton and his wife, Jane, of Charlotte; two daughters, Florence A. Bell of Atlanta, Ga., and Joan A. McFarland and her husband, George, of Camden, S.C.; Two brothers, Dr. Charles Owen of Asheboro and Dr. W. Boyd Owen of Waynesville; one sister, Fannie O. Ashcraft of Deland, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hankins and Whittington Funeral Service, Wilson Chapel in Charlotte. The Rev. Tom Tate will officiate. Burial will follow in Sharon Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Jeff, Cliff and Bryan Sutton, Steve Corriher, Jim Owen and Garrett Hogan.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home for one hour before the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Plaza Presbyterian Church, 2304 The Plaza, Charlotte, NC, 28205.

Genevieve F. Clark
Enka retiree
CANTON -- Genevieve Flynn Clark, 78, died Wednesday, May 17, 2000, at Silver Bluff Nursing Home.
She was a native of Haywood County and was a daughter of the late W.C. And Cora Harris Flynn. She had retired from American Enka after many years of service as a secretary, was a member of the Pioneer Club at Enka and a member of Canton First Baptist Church
She was preceded in death by her husband, Riley Jack Clark; one brother, Horace Logan Flynn; and sisters, Sue Jane McClain and Thelma Barefoot.
Surviving are one daughter, Cynthia Anzel of El Segundo, Calif.; two brothers, Joe Ben Flynn of Canton and William Taylor “Bill” Flynn of Asheville; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Crawford/Ray Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Dr. Rick Gosnell officiated.
The family received friends from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Monday at Wells Funeral Home in Canton.
Memorials may be made to Canton First Baptist Church, Restore the Vision, 74 Academy St., Canton, NC, 28716.

Dorothy L. Cody
Red Cross volunteer
Dorothy “Dot” Laney Cody, 89, formerly of Hilltop Drive, Waynesville, died Sunday, May 21, 2000, at Autumn Care.
A native of Murphy, she had lived most of her life in Haywood County. She was the daughter of the late Horace G. and Callie Johnson laney. She was a member of Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school. She was a volunteer with the American Red Cross.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Boyd C. Cody, who died in in 1977; one son, Jimmy Cody; two brothers, Fred and Bart Laney; and two grandsons, Danny Cody and Richard Biddix.
Surviving are four daughters, Elizabeth Devere and her husband, Joseph of Berkely, Calif., Margaret Biddix and her husband, Jack of Waynesville, Joyce Hale of Clyde, and Jean “Zoolie” Davis and her husband, Philip of Maggie Valley; one stepdaughter, Blanche Burnette of Canton; four sons, Billy and Bruce Cody, both of Waynesville, Bob Cody of Stone Mountain, Ga., and Mike Cody and his wife, Judy of Athens, Ga.; two sisters, Bertie “Snook” Sheehan of Hazelwood and Mabel Westmoreland of Jacksonville, N.C.; 18 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren; and two-great great grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville. The Rev. Tom Hunter will officiate. Burial will be in Ratcliffe Cove Cemetery.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Elizabeth Chapel, 47 Henson Drive, Waynesville, NC, 28786.

Whitey Swanger
DOT retiree
CLYDE -- Randall “Whitey” Swanger, 53, of Fines Creek community, Clyde, died Monday, May 22, 2000, at Mission St. Joseph’s Health System.
A native of Haywood County, he was the son of Edna Greene Swanger of Clyde and the late Luke Swanger. He was a retired employee of the North Carolina Department of Transportation and was a guitar player.
Surviving in addition to his mother, are two sisters, Bonita Swanger and Sheila Falk, both of Clyde; and two brothers, Darryl and Mike Swanger both of Clyde.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville. The Rev. James Moore will officiate. Burial will be in the Fines Creek Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be David Ferguson, Kim Palmer, Keith Kirkpatrick, Donnie Noland, Larry Rathbone and Ned Sutton. Honorary pallbearers will be Ricky and Aaron Swanger, Hugh Kirkpatrick, Keith Swanger, James and Wade Rathbone and his many friends.
The family will receive friends from 11 to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Amanda P. Carver
Amanda P. Carver, 82, of Waynesville, died Wednesday, May 24, 2000, at Harris Regional Hospital in Sylva.
Garrett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Johnnie I. Cooper
CANDLER -- Johnnie Israel Cooper, 82, of Candler, died Monday, May 22, 2000.
A native of Candler, she was the daughter of the late Cromwell and Lillie Stamey Israel. She participated in the Senior Citizen Olympics where she won many honors and medals.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Grover W. Cooper; and her infant son, Gary Wayne Cooper.
Surviving are one son, Tommy Cooper and his wife, Josie of Dallas, Ga.; two daughters, Barbara Spangler and her husband, Carroll of Shelby and Brenda Parris and her husband, Mike of Candler; two brothers, Frank Israel of Watsonville, Calif., and Lane Israel of Nebo; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Mt. Moriah Wesleyan Church Cemetery. The Rev. Mary Caldwell will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Wells Funeral Home in Canton.

Linda J. Trull
CANTON -- Linda Jane Trull, 58, of the Beaverdam community, Canton, died Monday, May 22, 2000, at Haywood Regional Medical Center .
A native and lifelong resident of Haywood County, she was the daughter of Ralph and Nellie Worley Surrett of Beaverdam. She was an employee of Blue Ridge Paper for the past 25 years and was a member of Beaverdam Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, surviving are three sons, Terry L. and David Trull, both of Canton, and Dean Trull of Clyde; one daughter, Diane L. Arrington of Canton; one brother, Ralph Surrett Jr. of Canton; four sisters, Wilma Freeman, Jean Willis and Grace Chapman, all of Canton, and Sue Collins of Morganton; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Beaverdam Baptist Church. The Revs. Gene Worley, Billy Ferguson and Jack Scott will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Wells Funeral Home in Canton and at other times the family will be at her home.
Memorials may be made to Beaverdam Baptist Church, c/o Nancy Scott, 59 Treeline Drive, Canton, NC, 28716; or the American Cancer Society, 90 Stiles Road, Canton, NC, 28716.

Grace C. Mathis
CANTON -- Grace Cook Mathis, 89, of 1210 Kims Cove Road, Canton, died Tuesday, May 23, 2000, at Haywood Regional Medical Center.
A resident of Canton for most of her life, she was the daughter of the late Rev. W.N. and Lila Bean Cook. She was a member of Canton Presbyterian Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Emery S. Mathis, who died in 1988; and one son, Richard E. Mathis.
Surviving are one son, James E. Mathis of Bryson City; one sister, Mary Ann Briggs of Canton; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Wells Funeral Home in Canton. The Rev. Dr. James E. Aydelotte will officiate. Burial will be in Bon-A-Venture Cemetery on Old Clyde Road.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to one’s favorite charity.

Walton D. Haining
Walton Dacus Haining, 54, of Dellwood Road, Waynesville, died Monday, May 22, 2000.
No services are planned.
Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Joseph Conard
Joseph Conard, 75, of Waynesville, died Tuesday, May 23, 2000, at the Brian Center in Waynesville.
Garrett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Wade L. Mills
SYLVA -- Wade Lyle Mills, 84, of the Ochre Hill community, Sylva, died Monday, May 22, 2000, in Mountain Trace Nursing Center.
A native of Jackson County, he retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a charter member and also served on the board of directors with Balsam-Willetts-Ochre Hill Fire Department, was a member of American Legion Post 104 and was a Mason. He was a son of the late Joseph and Ethel Melton Mills.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Reva Hoyle Mills; two brothers, Joe and David Mills; and a sister, Faye Mills.
Surviving are three daughters, Judy L. Mills of High Point, Linda Mills of Greensboro and Dot M. Gray of College Grove, Tenn.; one son, Jimmy Mills of Antioch, Tenn.; three brothers, Tom and Bob Mills, both of Waynesville and Edwin Mills of Maggie Valley; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ochre Hill Baptist church, of which he was a member. The Revs. J.D. Grant, John Reid and John Swanger officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by American Legion Post 104.
The family received friends Tuesday at Melton-Riddle Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Balsam-Willett-Ochre Hill Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 291, Balsam, NC, 28707; or Ochre Hill Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 1535 Blanton Branch Road, Sylva, NC, 28779.

Bud Holcombe
ASHEVILLE -- Jerome "Bud" E. Holcombe, 72, of 22 Thompson Road, Asheville, died Sunday, May 21, 2000, at Mission St. Joseph’s Health System.
A native of Haywood County, he had lived most of his life in Buncombe County. He retired from Ecusta Paper Mill with 38 years of service. He was a Korean War Army veteran and was of the Baptist faith. He was the son of the late Alonzo Howard and Dora Penland Holcombe.
Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Caryl Young Holcombe; two daughters, Mitzi Holcombe of the home, and Karen Wilde and her husband, Eddie of Candler; two sons, Joey Holcombe of the home, and Michael Holcombe and his wife, Tonya of Canton; one brother, Perry Holcombe Sr. of Candler; and five grandchildren.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Anders-Rice Funeral Home. The Revs. Keith Holcombe, Bobby Smith and Tim Lee officiated. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
Pallbearers were Keith, Michael, Eddie and Perry Holcombe Jr., Jamie Wilde and John Washburn.
The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Thomas C. Case
ASHEVILLE -- Thomas C. Case, 90, of 162 Sardis Road, Asheville, died Sunday, May 21, 2000.
A native of Haywood County, he was a son of the late Richard and Bonnie Joyce Case. He worked for American Enka and the Buncombe County school system. He was a member of Reeves Chapel United Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Ruth Suttles Case; two daughters, Alice Lowery and Alma Price, both of Asheville; two sons, Allen Case of Canton and Alfred Case of Asheville; two sisters, Annie Fletcher of Greenwood, S.C., And Ruth Thompson of Stamford, Texas; one brother, Chad Case of Canton; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Patton Avenue Chapel of Groce Funeral Home. The Rev. Phillip Hurst officiated. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
Grandsons served as pallbearers.
The family received friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.


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