Miscellaneous Haywood County, North Carolina Obituaries - 2000

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A. J. Davis
Army veteran
A. J. Davis, 76, 250 Underwood Cove Road, Waynesville, died Wednesday, May 24, 2000, at Haywood Regional Medical Center.
A native of Aiken, S.C., he was the son of the late Joseph and Pearl Snyder Davis. He retired as an inspector from the rayon division of American Enka with 35 years of service. He was an Army Veteran serving during World War II and was a member of the American Legion and VFW. He also served as captain on the honor guard.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Haskell Davis.
Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Johnnie Ruth Davis; two sons, Jim and his wife, Susan McElroy Davis of Advance, and Joe Bob Davis of Waynesville; three brothers, Ben Davis of Denver, Colo., Tom and Bob Davis, both of Waynesville; two sisters, Mary Novotny of Winner, South Dakota, and Sarah Mitchem of Lowell; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 4 p.m. Friday at Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville. Dr. J.C. Groce officiated. Burial was in Garrett-Hillcrest Memorial Gardens with military graveside rites conducted by the American Legion Haywood Post 47 and the Waynesville VFW Post 5202.
The honor guard served as pallbearers.
The family received friends from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. At other times, the family will be at the home.

Rev. Dr. Hugh Garner
Baptist minister
A memorial service for the Rev. Dr. Hugh Garner, who died April 3, 2000, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church of Waynesville.
Garner served as pastor of First Baptist Church of Waynesville from 1980 to 1992.
The public is invited. His wife, Evelyn, will be present at the service and will receive friends following the service.

Delia G. Zambelli
CANTON -- Delia Gori Zambelli, 96, of Silver Bluff Nursing Home, Canton, died Thursday, May 25, 2000.
Crawford/Ray Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Amanda P. Carver
Restaurant cook
Amanda Pauline Parton Carver, 82, 14 Tarragon Place, Waynesville, died Wednesday, May 24, 2000, at Harris Regional hospital.
A native of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Minnie B. Moody Parton. She was a cook in the restaurant business and was a member of Hemphill Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Sylvester Carver; one son, Earl Edward Carver; one granddaughter, Donna Carver; and two sisters, Lelia Long and Verbena Moody.
Surviving are two daughters, Shirley Carver of Waynesville and Rita and her husband, Clarence Franklin of Waynesville; three sons, Hugh and Dean Carver, both of Waynesville, and Hayes and his wife, Vena Maye Carver of Waynesville; two brothers, Ray Parton of Waynesville and Roe Parton of Hickory; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Friday at Garrett Funeral Home. The Revs. Jerry Nelson, Oliver Ray, Jake Cagle and David Reeves officiated. Burial was in Garrett-Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the family at 84 Alma Drive, Waynesville, NC, 28786.

Joe A. Conard
Retired night watchman
Joseph Aaron Conard, 75, of 168 Charles St., Waynesville, died Tuesday, May 23, 2000, at the Brian Center of Waynesville.
A native of Haywood County, he was the son of the late Matt and Nova Conard. He was a retired night watchman at Haywood Builders Supply.
Surviving are his wife, Lonie Mae Conard; one daughter, Darlene Robinson of Canton; three stepdaughters, Myrtle Mills, Gladys Hall and Louise Rathbone, all of Waynesville; five stepsons, Dennis, Clifford and Kenneth Hall and David Rathbone, all of Waynesville, and Richard Rathbone of Canton; one sister, Elizabeth Dunn of Canton; 15 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Friday at Garrett Funeral Home. The Rev. Jerry Nelson officiated. Burial was in Garrett Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Michelle B. Thompson
Henderson County native
CANTON -- Michelle Bright Thompson, 23, of 38 Hope Way, Canton, died Wednesday, May 24, 2000, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
A native of Henderson County, she was the daughter of Sheila Wilson Bright of Arden and Roger Parl Bright of Mountain Home. She was an employee of Buck Horn Family Restaurant.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Shannon Thompson; two daughters, Christon- Shyann Bright and Samantha Marina Thompson; one brother, Edward Parl Bright of Leicester; and her maternal grandparents, Charles and Louise Wilson of Hendersonville.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian. The Rev. Gregory Corn will officiate. Burial will be in Avery’s Creek United Methodist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home on Long Shoals Road.

Ed Cragg Sr.
Champion retiree
CANTON -- Louis Everette “Ed” Cragg Sr., 82, formerly of Queentown Road, Canton, died Wednesday, May 24, 2000, at Haywood Regional Medical Center.
A native of Rabun County, Ga., he was the son the late Ike and Belle Bramlett Cragg. He had resided in Haywood County for 60 years. He was employed with Champion International, retiring in 1983. He was a member of Sunny Point Baptist Church, where he was a longtime chairman of the church board of deacons.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Bradley “Bert” Cragg, who died in 1998; and a son, Louis Everette “Buddy” Cragg Jr.
Surviving are one son, Jerry Cragg and his wife, Karen of Canton; one daughter, Sharon Jaynes and her husband, Davie of Waynesville; one sister, Nola Jessup of Georgia; nine grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and 18 step-great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Sunny Point Baptist Church. The Revs. Bill Terrell, Cecil Fox and Jarvis Teague will officiate.Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Louis Everette Cragg III, Christopher Allen Stewart, Michael Jason Stewart, Jarvis Michael Justin Cragg, Earl Hannah, James Jenkins, Roger Dale Huffman and Dennis Albert Sass.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Wells Funeral Home in Canton where the body will remain until 30 minutes before the service. At other times, the family will be at the residence of his son, Jerry Cragg, 178 Twin Oaks Road, Canton.
Memorials may be made to Elks BPOE Lodge, Children’s Christmas Fund, 610 Dellwood Road, Waynesville, NC, 28786; or Sunny Point Baptist Church, c/o Earl Hannah, 51 Wesley St., Canton, NC, 28716.
Wells Funeral Home in Canton is in charge of arrangements.

Asa McReynolds
Retired insurance agent
Asa “Ace” McReynolds, 66, of 19 Big Spruce Lane, Waynesville died May 22, 2000, in Melbourne, Fla.
A native of Kirksville, Mo., he was the son of Willard and Pauline Epperson McReynolds. He was a retired owner and operator of Ace Insurance Agency in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.. He was also the manager of Sentry Inns in Holland, Mich., for 10 years and retired after 20 years with Prudential.
Surviving are his wife, Marie Butterfly McReynolds; two sons, Michael McReynolds, and Mark and his wife, Debi McReynolds of Melbourne, Fla.; two daughters, Gail and her husband, Richard Kirrstetter, and Sherry and her husband, Dan Nied; one sister, Francis Kerridge; three grandchildren; and a caregiver, Kim Pitts of Waynesville.
Memorials may be made to the Holmes/Health First Hospice, 1900 Dairy Road, Melbourne, FL, 32904; or Haywood County Rescue Squad, Waynesville, NC, 28786.

Virginia C. Banther
CLAYTON, Ga. -- Virginia Cloer Banther, 75, died Monday, May 22, 2000, in Britthaven Nursing Home in Franklin.
A native of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late Thad W. and Pearl Fair Cloer. She was a homemaker and was a member of Blue Heights Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband, Lawrence W. Banther; three sons, Larry Banther of Lake City, Fla., Barry Banther of Tarpon Springs, Fla., and Robert “Bobby” Banther of Franklin; one daughter, Ginger Annette Morrel of Kalispell, Mont.; one brother, A.J. Cloer of Waynesville; one sister, Goldie Farmer of Seneca, S.C.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Blue Heights Baptist Church in Mt. City, Ga. Lloyd Hunter and the Rev. Barry Banther officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.
The family received friends Tuesday evening at Hunter Funeral Home.

Hillard B. Snyder
Hillard Boonie Snyder, 90, of 337 Chanery Lane, Waynesville, died Friday, May 26, 2000, at Autumn Care Nursing Home.
Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville is in charge of arrangements.

Cora B. Rathbone
Haywood County native
CLYDE - Cora Betty Sutton Rathbone, 79, of 1174 Fines Creek Road, Clyde, died Saturday, May 27, 2000 at Haywood Regional Medical Center.
A native of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Finey Haynes Sutton and was a member of Lower Fines Creek United Methodist Church.
Surviving are her husband of 61 years, Milas Rathbone; two daughters, Judy Moore of Clyde and Betty Jo Wood of Michigan; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville. The Rev. Kenny Clewis will officiate. Burial will be in Lower Fines Creek United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Robert Lee Russell, Steve Sutton, Anthony Moore, Rodney Moore, Tony Rathbone, Joe Sutton and Ned Sutton.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Bill M. Fish
Dayco retiree
William “Bill” Mack Fish, 74, of 24 Short St., Waynesville, died Saturday, May 27, 2000, at his home.
A native of Haywood County, he was the son of the late Ethel Farmer Moseman in Haywood County. He was preceded in death by one son, William Mack Fish Jr. He retired from Dayco, where he was employed as a maintenance supervisor for 34 years. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy, where he served in World War II and on the U.S.S. Los Angeles in the South Pacific.
Surviving are his wife of 41 years, Betty Miller Fish of Waynesville; two daughters, Sandra Sue Fish of Asheville and Barry Lynn Fish of Waynesville.
Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Garrett-Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Carl Presnell officiated.
The family received friends from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.
Garrett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ed Cragg Sr.
Champion retiree
CANTON -- Louis Everette "Ed" Cragg Sr., 82, formerly of Queentown Road, died Wednesday, May 24, 2000, at Haywood Regional Medical Center.
A native of Rabun County, Ga., he was the son of the late Ike and Belle Bramlett Cragg. He had resided in Haywood County for 60 years. He was employed with Champion International retiring in 1983 and was a member of Sunny Point Baptist Church where he was a longtime chairman of the church board of deacons.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Bradley “Bert” Cragg, who died in 1998; and a son, Louis Everette “Buddy” Cragg Jr.
Surviving are one son, Jerry Cragg and his wife, Karen of Canton; one daughter, Sharon Jaynes and her husband, David of Waynesville; one sister, Nola Earley of Georgia; nine grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and 18 step-great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Sunny Point Baptist Church. The Revs. Bill Terrell, Cecil Fox and Jarvis Teague officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Louis Everette Cragg III, Christopher Allen Stewart, Michael Jason Stewart, Travis Michael Justin Cragg, Earl Hannah, James Jenkins, Roger Dale Huffman and Dennis Albert Sass.
The family received friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Wells Funeral Home in Canton . At other times the family was at the home of his son, Jerry Cragg, 178 Twin Oaks Road, Canton.
Memorials may be made to Elks BPOE Lodge, Children’s Christmas Fund, 610 Dellwood Road, Waynesville, NC, 28786; or Sunny Point Baptist Church, c/o Earl Hannah, 51 Wesley St., Canton, NC 28716.
Wells Funeral Home in Canton was in charge of arrangements.

Eugene A. Morris
Haywood County native
BLACK MOUNTAIN -- Eugene Alexander Morris, 88, of 108 N. Blue Ridge Road, Black Mountain, died Saturday, May 27, 2000, at Asheville Health Care Center after an extended illness.
A native of Haywood County, he lived in Black Mountain since 1960, and was a son of the late Chapel and Levi Hollingsworth Morris. He worked in the lumber business and farmed.
Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Magnolia Talton Morris; two daughters, Rosemary and Wanda Morris, both of Asheville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Norman and Cindy Morris and Jimmy and Sue Morris; two sisters, Ruby Harris of Marion and Mary of Virginia; one brother, Edward Morris of Walhalla, S.C.; and six grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Brigman's Funeral Service. The Rev. Mac White will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Delia G. Zambelli
Piano teacher
CANTON -- Delia Gori Zambelli, 96, of 100 Silver Bluff Drive, Canton, died Thursday, May 25, 2000.
A native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, she had resided in Miami, Fla., and moved to Haywood County in 1994. She was the daughter of the late Juan and Amelia Tossi Gori. She was the owner of a music conservatory in La Plata, Argentina, where she was a piano instructor.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Luis Zambelli.
Surviving are two daughters, Gladys Chivalie-Naccache of Orlando, Fla., and Norma Newton of Clyde; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Private entombment services will be held in The Horizon at Crawford/Ray Memorial Gardens in Clyde.
Crawford/Ray Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Ruth M. Nease
Haywood County native
ASHEVILLE -- Ruth Miller Nease, 81, of 16 Melody Lane, Asheville, died Saturday, May 27, 2000, at Hospice Solace Center.
A native of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Miller and was. She was a member of Zephyr Hills Freewill Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Burl C. Nease.
Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda Sue and Gerald Ward of Greensboro and Donna and Cleve Honeycutt of Weaverville; one son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Janice Nease of Asheville; one sister, Hazel Davis of Asheville; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home. The Rev. Danny Gasperson will officiate. Burial will be in Ashelawn Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Gary and Keith Davis, Marshall Tomkins, Sammy Ray, Greg Burnette and Toby Anderson.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Michelle A. Hutchison
Swain County native
BRYSON CITY -- Michelle Ann Hutchison, 16, of Bryson City, died Saturday, May 27, 2000.
A native and lifelong resident of Swain County, she was a former student in Swain County schools. She was the daughter of Sharon McMahan Hutchison, who died in 1988.
Surviving are her father, Larry Hutchison of Bryson City; stepmothers, Golden Lane Hutchison of Bryson City and Ann Hutchison of Waynesville; three sisters, Terry Losey of Battle Creek, Mich., Connie Ruth Hutchison of Dayton, Ohio, and Jennifer Hutchison of Robbinsville; one brother, Zeb Hutchison of Bryson City; two stepbrothers, Chuck and Dale Cochran, both of Sylva; one half-brother, Aaron Hutchison of Dayton; one stepsister, Patricia Hannah of Waynesville; paternal grandparents, James and Ruth Hutchison of Dayton; and step-grandmother, Hattie Griggs of Robbinsville.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Crisp Funeral Home. The Rev. Max Cochran officiated. Burial was in Silvermine Cemetery.
The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Hillard B. Snyder
Champion retiree
Hillard B. Snyder, 90, of 337 Chancery Lane, Waynesville, died Friday, May 26, 2000, at Autumn Care.
A native of Haywood County, he was the son of the late Robert Vance and Addie Turner Snyder. He was a retired employee of Champion International with 40 years of service working at the water filter plant.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Reecie Pethel Snyder.
Surviving are three daughters, Ramona Morris of Daytona, Fla., Sharon Karppinen and her husband, Urpo of Clyde and Kay Goforth and her husband, David of Asheville; two sons, Reece V. Snyder and his wife, Betty of Hendersonville and Kenneth R. Snyder and his wife, Myrdice of Clyde; one sister, Nellie Medford of Canton; three brothers, Leonard Snyder of Canton, Homer Snyder of Maggie Valley and J.B. Snyder of Indiana; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville. The Rev. Barbara Waterhouse officiated.
The family received friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday prior to the services. Following the services the family will be at the home of his daughter, Sharon and Urpo Karppinen, 3399 Panther Creek Road, Clyde.

James E. Lasley
Farmer
REIDSVILLE -- James Earl Lasley, 80, 1460 Sandy Cross Road, Reidsville, died Saturday, May 27, 2000, at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital.
A native of Rockingham County, he was the son of the late J.W. Lasley and Alice Stiers Lasley. He was a farmer and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during World War II and a was a former member of the Estelle Hunting Club. He coached and played baseball with the Tri Country League.
He was preceded in death by a son, David Lasley; grandson, Greg Lasley and a brother, Troy Lasley.
Surviving are his wife, Gracie Comer Lasley; children, Brenda Small and her husband, Gene of Summerfield, Sandra Garrison and her husband, Jerry of Penhook, Va., Gary Lasley of Reidsville, Glenda Medford and husband, Whitey of Clyde; one brother, Joe Lasley of Reidsville; two sisters, Lucille Carter and Dorothy Warren both of Reidsville; daughter-in-law, Carolyn Lasley of Reidsville; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Calvary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Wilkerson Funeral Home in Reidsville. At other times the family will be at the home.
Memorials may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 5624 Executive Center Drive - 100, Charlotte, NC, 28212; or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Rachel A. Jones
Jackson County native
SYLVA -- Rachel A. Jones, 91, of the Addie community, Sylva, died Saturday, May 27, 2000, at Harris Regional Hospital.
A native and lifelong resident of Jackson County, she was a daughter of the late John C. and Harriett Clayton Allman. She was a member of Buff Creek Baptist Church
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest O. Jones, who died in 1979; one son, Bobby O. Jones; three brothers; and five sisters.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Carl and Bess Jones of Clyde; one daughter-in-law, Joyce Jones Parton of Sylva; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Melton-Riddle Funeral Home. The Revs. Lloyd Fish and Gerald Morris officiated. Burial was in Addie Cemetery.
The family received friends one hour before the service.
Memorials may be made to Addie Cemetery Fund, c/o Buff Creek Baptist Church, Sylva, NC, 28779.

Fred J. Underwood
Farmer
CULLOWHEE -- Fred Junior Underwood, 65, of Cullowhee Mountain, died Thursday, May 25, 2000, at his home.
A native of Union County, Ga., he had lived most of his life in Jackson County. He was a farmer and a son of the late Wayne and Mary Jane Bryson Underwood.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl and Lawson Underwood.
Surviving are his wife, Doris Calloway Underwood; two daughters, Mary Ann Brendle of Franklin and Rebecca Dale Bryson of Cullowhee; one son, William Lewis Underwood of Waynesville; two sisters, Ginnivee McCall and Mellie Stanley, both of Cullowhee; two brothers, Gorden and James Underwood, both of Cullowhee; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Pine Creek Baptist Church, of which he was a member. The Revs. Bill Wooten, Johnny Norris and Tommy Holden officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.
The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Melton-Riddle Funeral Home.

Ashley N. Lance
Infant
CLYDE -- Ashley Nicole Lance, infant daughter of Timothy and Laney Leopard Lance of Lance Drive, died Monday, May 29, 2000, at Mission St. Joseph’s Health Care System.
Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville is in charge of arrangements.

Brian Anderson Jr.
Army veteran
Brian Eugene Anderson Jr., 55, of 454 Boundary St., Waynesville, died Sunday, May 28, 2000, at Haywood Regional Medical Center.
A native of Baltimore, Md., he was the son of Patricia Curtis Anderson and Brian Eugene Anderson Sr. He was a commercial fisherman and a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Vietnam War.
Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Margaret Hagler Anderson; one son, Samuel Tyler Anderson of the home; two sisters, Catherine Anderson of Waynesville and Carolyn Chaney; and one brother, Martin Anderson of Florida.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at Garrett Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends 30 minutes before the service.

Woodrow M. Queen
Army veteran
CANTON -- Woodrow M. Queen, of Canton, died Tuesday, May 30, 2000.
A native of Haywood County, he was the son of the late Jessie Frank and Dora Ann Dalton Queen. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe as a tank commander. He attained the rank of sergeant and was awarded the American Theater Campaign Medal, EAMET Campaign Medal with three bronze service stars, Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal and The Purple Heart with one oak leaf cluster. He retired from Champion International and was a Champion Oldtimer.
He was preceded in death by a son, Gary Queen.
Surviving are his wife, Arizona Stockton Queen; one son, Michael Queen of Columbia, S.C.; one sister, Daphne Smathers of Canton; one brother, Robert Queen of Cincinnati, Ohio; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Crawford/Ray Funeral Home. The Dr. Rev. Rick Gosnell will officiate. Burial will be in Crawford/Ray Memorial Gardens in Clyde. Military graveside rites will be conducted by VFW Post 5202.
The family will receive friends from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 31 College Place, Asheville, NC, 28801.

Cornelia R. Serota
Biologist
Cornelia Ann Roach Serota, 87, of 55 Nancy Lane, Waynesville, died Monday, May 29, 2000.
She held degrees from Edinburgh College (Pan American University), North Texas State University and N.C. State University; and post-graduate research in genetics and biochemistry at UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke University and N.C. State University.
A biologist, she taught more than 20 years at Asheville Biltmore College/UNC, Asheville, and retired in 1976 from Mars Hill College. A research fellow of the National Science Foundation, she conducted research in the cytogenics and population genetics of Trillium taxa. Her journal articles were published internationally. She was a founder of the University Botanical Gardens at UNC-Asheville and an early member of Delta Kappa Gamma Honorary Society of Women Teachers. She was an officer of WNC chapter of American Association of University Women.
She was an adult Bible teacher for more than 30 years in the First Baptist Church of Asheville and Weaverville Baptist Church and was currently a member of First Baptist Church of Waynesville.
She was preceded in death by her father, Charles A. Roach, and mother, Cora Jane Cunningham Roach of Jack County, Texas.
Surviving are her husband, John Albert Serota; and a daughter and her husband, Ann Catherine Serota and Bob Louis Scott, all of the home.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church of Waynesville. Burial will be at Ashelawn Gardens of Memory Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the services.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Haywood County, 560 Leroy George Drive,
Morris Funeral Home, Merrimon Avenue, is in charge of the arrangements.

Anne L. Maxwell
CANTON -- Anne L. Maxwell, 72, 242 Beaverdam Heights Drive, Canton, died Saturday, May 27, 2000, at her home.
Surviving are her husband of 32 years, Robert H. Maxwell; and five children, Stephen Kellogg, Rebecca Muncy, Alan Kellogg, Anne Maxwell, and Chris Maxwell.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of North Carolina, 560 Leroy George Drive, Clyde, NC, 28721.
Asheville Mortuary Services in charge of arrangements.

Lucille M. Roley
South Dakota native
CRABTREE -- Lucille Madaline Roley, 78, of Crabtree, died Saturday, May 27, 2000.
A native of Brookings, S.D., she was the daughter of the late Herman and Beulah Keller Ulbrich. She lived in Portland, Ore., until 1994 when she moved to Haywood County.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Harley Roley; a son, Alton James Roley; granddaughter, Jenelle Roley; brothers, Carl, Edwin and Herbert Ulbrich; and a sister, Joyce Harvey.
Surviving are one son, Ed Roley of Crabtree; two sisters, Elsie Walters of Walnut Creek, Calif., and Ellen Goltzer of Sunnyvale, Calif.; two brothers, Ray and Charles Ulbrich; eight grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Antioch Baptist Church in Iron Duff. The Rev. Steve Taylor will officiate. She will be buried in Portland, Ore.
Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to Teen Mania Missions, I.D. 2048024-MS, P.O. Box 2000, Garden Valley, Texas, 75711.

Morris D. Pearson
Retired court reporter
CANDLER -- Morris Dale Pearson, 61, of 5 Timothy Lane, Mountain Brook, Candler, died Monday, May 29, 2000, at Mission St. Joseph’s Health Care System.
He was the son of Marie Pearson Smith of Candler and the late Bura H. Pearson. He retired as chief court reporter, state of Delaware, in August 1991, after 25 years of service.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 25 years, Jo Ann Brooks Pearson; four brothers, W. Carroll Pearson of Bluffton, S.C., James Lewis and W. Dean Pearson of Candler and Bobby Pearson of Canton; and two sisters, Carlyn Calloway of Canton and Brenda Raines of Pickens, S.C.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Baptist Church, Asheville. The Revs. Ralph Sexton Jr. and Terry Tweed will officiate. Burial will be at Pisgah View Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the church.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Baptist Bible College Computer Lab, 230 Shelburne Road, Asheville, NC, 28806.
Groce Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

James F. Inman
Lea Industries retiree
CLYDE -- James Frank Inman, 88, of 30 Morgan St., Clyde, and formerly of Big Creek community of Lake Logan, Canton, died Monday, May 29, 2000.
A native of Haywood County, he was the son of the late Rubin and Tine Rhodes Inman. He was a retired employee of Lea Industries and was a member of Burnette Siding Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mae Pinner Inman, and a son, Roy V. Inman.
Surviving are two daughters, Jo Alexander of Waynesville and Patricia Dehart of Bryson City; four sons, Walter A. Pinner, Riley L. Inman, Melvin Troy Inman and Rubin S. Inman, all of Waynesville; 21 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville. The Rev. Paul Carden officiated. Burial was in Crawford/Ray Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Tom Alexander, Larry Dehart, Jo Alexander, Dean Henline, Jimmy Parton and Robert Nelson.
The family received friends from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Haywood County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 931, Waynesville, NC, 28786.

Imogene B. Alexander
Canton native
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Lelia Imogene Best Alexander, 72, of 103 Knollview Drive, Greenville, S.C., died Tuesday, May 30, 2000, at her home.
A native of Canton, she was the daughter of the late T. David and Argyle Hall Best. She graduated from Canton High School and Draughon’s Business College. She retired as a bookkeeper from Rhodes Furniture Co. of Greenville after 30 years of service and later retired as bookkeeper for Second Presbyterian Church of Greenville. She was a member of Crosswell Baptist Church where she formerly taught Sunday school.
Surviving are her husband, W. Frank Alexander; one daughter, Joyce Gail Thompson; three sisters, Martha B. White of Americus, Ga., Jeanerette B. Fraske of Greenville, Miss., and Delorese Best of Canton; and one grandson.
Services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at Robinson Funeral Home in Easley, S.C. The Revs. Calvin Bryant, Harold Sanders and Calvin Vick will officiate. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Francis Hospice, 414-A Pettigru St., Greenville, SC, 29601; or to the charity of one's choice.

John L. Wade
Swain County native
BRYSON CITY -- John L. Wade, 49, of the Deep Creek community, died Monday, May 29, 2000, at his home.
A native of Swain County, he was the son of the late Lee and Sally Ann Taylor Wade.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Eliza Jane Smith; a brother, Thomas Lee Wade Sr.; and a grandson, Travis.
Surviving are his wife, Jan Slaughter Wade; four daughters, Dee Wade of Whittier, Patricia Read and Kathryn Jenkins, both of Bryson City, and Jennifer Owl of Okinawa, Japan; four sons, Sam Wade of Ela, Lee Jay Wade and Nicholas Wade, both of Whittier, and Scott Slaughter of Oklahoma City, Okla.; four sisters, Mary Ann Wade, Susan Welch and Alice Oglesbee, all of Cherokee, and Vera Grooms of Canton; one brother, Nathaniel Wade of Cherokee; and eight grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Boiling Springs Baptist Church. The Revs. James Parris and Gil Breedlove officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Bud Welch, Mike Grooms, John Frady, Paul Smith, Ned Taylor and Tyran Jenkins.
Memorials may be made to We Can Support Group, 1633 W. Deep Creek Road, Bryson City, NC, 28713.
Crisp Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


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