Miscellaneous Haywood County, North Carolina Obituaries - 2000

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Lois G. Robinson
Haywood County native
Lois Green Robinson, 62, of Waynesville, died Saturday morning, June 10, 2000, at Grace Hospital in Morganton.
A Haywood County, she the daughter of Glennie Phillips Green of Waynesville and the late Leonard Green. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Ninevah Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hilliard Robinson.
Surviving in addition to her mother are one son, Thomas Robinson of Asheville; two sisters, Mary Ellen Lowdermilk and Linda Paxton, both of Waynesville; and one brother, L.J. Green of Waynesville.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Garrett Funeral Home. The Rev. Jerry Nelson will officiate. Burial will be in Garrett-Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
The deacons of the Ninevah Baptist Church will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. The family will also receive friends at other times at the home of Glennie Green at 252 Red Maple Drive in Jonathan Creek.
Memorials may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Fund, c/o the Garrett Funeral Home, 450 N. Main, Waynesville, N.C., 28786.

Janette B. Henson
CANTON -- Janette Brown Henson of Canton, died Monday, June 12, 2000, at Mission St. Joseph’s Health Care System.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bethel Cemetery.
Wells Funeral Home in Canton is in charge of arrangements.

Robert M. Jones
Retired machine operator
WHITTIER -- Robert Melvin Jones, 83, of the Wilmont community, Whittier, died Saturday, June 10, 2000, in a Swain County health care facility.
A native of Swain County, he lived most of his life in Jackson County. He was the son of the late Coleman and Flora Rogers Jones. He was a retired machine operator with Singer Furniture Co., where he worked for 21 years.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lettie Jones; a son, Melvin Jones; a brother, Roy Jones; and three sisters, Maggie Green, Rixie Littrel and Ila Mills.
Surviving are two daughters and their husbands, Ruth and Oscar Green of Wilmont and Tammy and Victor Dyer of Bryson City; two sons and their wives, Fred and Ruby Jones and Johnny and Linda Jones, all of Wilmont; two stepchildren, Donna Kirkland of Bryson City and Junior Messer of Whittier; two sisters, Lillie Thompson of Canton and Delcie Styles of Idaho; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Wilmont Baptist Church. The Revs. Johnny Ray Davis and Lanny Nations will officiate. Burial will be in Bumgarner Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Crisp Funeral Home, Bryson City, where the body will remain until placed in the church 30 minutes before the services.

Peggy K. Phillips
Haywood County native
CANTON -- Peggy Keener Phillips, 69, died Thursday, June 8, 2000, at Canton Health Care Center.
A native of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late John Herschel and Ora Jamison Keener. She was a lifetime member of United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women Association and a former member of the Haywood Regional Medical Center Hospital Auxiliary.
Surviving are her husband of 50 years, Monroe I. Phillips; two daughters, Beth Phillips Mason and Jan Phillips Caldwell of Canton; one son and his wife, William Herschel and Gay Askins Phillips of Waynesville; three granddaughters; and three great-grandsons.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Garrett Funeral Home. The Revs. Michael Gehring and Jack Caudill officiated. Burial was in Old Bon-A-Venture Cemetery on Old Clyde Road.
Pallbearers were George Abbott, Tony Rutz, James Moss, Charles Karriker, C.W. Hardin and A.J. Reno Jr.
The family received friends from 12:30 to 2 p.m. before the services at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 792, Canton, N.C., 28716.

Harry L. Thomas
Harry Lavon Thomas, born June 15, 1929, of 194 Holston Village Road, Waynesville, is in charge of arrangements.
Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville are in charge of arrangements.

Ellen F. Way
Music teacher
Ellen Fox Way, 96, of Community Care No. 3 in Waynesville, died June 9, 2000.
A native of Darien, Ga., she was the daughter of the late Richard Driland Fox and Mary Worrill Fox. She was a music teacher for many years. She was a graduate of Brenau College in Gainsville, Ga. and studied music in New York and Berlin, Germany. She was a lifelong Episcopalian and had been a member of Grace Church in the Mountains of Waynesville since 1948.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Edward Fox.
Surviving are nephews, Richard Driland Fox IV of St. Simons Island, Ga., and James Lachlison Fox of Phoenix, Ariz.
Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at Grace Church. The Rev. Dr. Howard W. White will officiate.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Haywood County, 901 Hospital Drive, Clyde, N.C., 28721.

William L. Moody
Haywood County native
BROOKSVILLE, Fla. -- William L. “Luke” Moody, 55, formerly of Hampton, Va., died Sunday, June 4, 2000, at Tampa General Hospital.
A native of Waynesville, he moved to Newport News in 1962. He had lived in Florida for the past three years. He was a Baptist by faith and attended Northcliffe Baptist church in Spring Hill.
Surviving are his wife of six years, Phyllis Moody; his children, Hannah Elizabeth Moody Smith and husband Matthew, William Lucius Moody Jr., Jessekah Ruth Moody, all of Hampton, Va.; his father, Charles D. Moody of Waynesville; three brothers, Ray and Bruce Moody, both of Hampton, Va., and James Moody of Waynesville; and one sister, Jane Lyman of Waynesville; and two grandchildren.
A celebration service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Hampton, Va.

Glennie R. Roberts
Jackson County native
BRYSON CITY -- Glennie R. Roberts, 90, of the Toot Hollow community, Bryson City, died Friday, June 9, 2000, in a Jackson County hospital.
A native of Jackson County, she had lived most of her life in Swain County. She was the daughter of the late Victor and Hettie Slagle Rogers. She was a member of Bryson City First Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Roberts, who died in 1954.
She is survived by two daughters, Carol R. Bradley of Cherokee and Barbara Davison of Cape Coral, Fla.; three sons, James E. Roberts of Waynesville, Thomas L. Roberts of Monroe and Steven R. Roberts of Whittier; one sister, Ethel Welch of Bryson City; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Crisp Funeral Home. The Rev. John Tagliarini officiated. Burial was in Estes Cemetery.
The family received friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lottie Moon Offering, c/o Bryson City First Baptist Church.

Mary M. Justice
Mary M. Justice, 69, of 80 Randall Road, Waynesville, died Sunday, June 11, 2000, at Haywood Regional Medical Center.
Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville is in charge of arrangements.

Christine M. Cagle
CANTON -- Christine M. Cagle, 73, of Canton, died Monday, June 12, 2000, at her home.
Wells Funeral Home in Canton is in charge of arrangements.

J. Albert Shipman
Champion retiree
CANTON -- James Albert Shipman, 93, died Monday, June 12, 2000, at the Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation of Waynesville.
A native of Haywood County, he was the son of the late James and Ella Reynolds Shipman. He retired from Champion Paper in 1963 with 35 years of service and was a Champion Old Timer. He was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Gertrude Shipman, who died in 1974.
Surviving are five daughters, Reva Sue Parris, Helen Green, Betty Jean Powell and Louise Landers, all of Canton, and Ada Mae Wilson of Enka; 23 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; 25 great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great-grandchild.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Crawford/Ray Funeral Home. The Rev. Virgil Holloway will officiate. Burial will be in Garrett-Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be John, James and David Parris, Jim Green, Alan Wilson, Sherrill Wilson and Mark Rogers.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. At other times the family will be at the home of Reva and Lawrence Parris, 314 Sunset Circle, Canton.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Haywood County, 560 Leroy George Drive, Clyde, N.C., 28721.

Martha J. Collins
CANTON -- Martha June Collins, 76, formerly of 112 Johnson St., Canton, died Tuesday, June 13, 2000, in Bryson City.
Wells Funeral Home in Canton is in charge of arrangements.

Annie P. Brown
Macon County native
CANTON -- Annie B. Parrish Brown, 85, of 26 Center St., Canton, died Monday, June 12, 2000, at Canton Health Care Center.
A native of Macon County, she had resided in Morristown, Tenn., until moving to Haywood County in 1981. She was the daughter of the late Samuel Issac and Beulah Malonee Parrish.
While residing in Morristown she was a long time employee of the Zimmermann family and retired from Longmir Funeral Home. She was a member of Harris Chapel AME Zion Church in Canton and was a former member of Young’s Temple AME Zion Church and Eastern Star of Morristown, Tenn.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Brown, who died in 1955; a sister, Mae N. Peters; and brothers, Edward, Louis and Nathaniel Parrish.
Surviving are her sisters, Claudia Logan of Canton and Louise Miller of Asheville; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Harris Chapel AME Zion Church of Canton. The Rev. Benjamin F. Jackson Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Crawford/Ray Memorial Gardens.
Casket-bearers will be Sandy Smith Jr., Claude Smith, Charles Crable Jr., Eric Miller, Isaac Miller, Stanley Peters and Michael Parrish.
Flower-bearers will be Jennifer Poore, Kimberly Miller, Darlene Peters, Saundra Edwards, Meka Cullins and Marcia Ann Parish.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Thursday at the church.
Memorials may be made to Harris Chapel AME Zion Church, Building Fund, 26 Prospect Street, Canton, N.C., 28716.

Mary H. Justice
Haywood County native
Mary Magdaline Haney Justice, 69, of 80 Randall Road, Waynesville, died Sunday, June 11, 2000, at Haywood Regional Medical Center.
A native of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late Sherman Baxter and Sarah Green Haney. She was a member of Crabtree Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband of 50 years, Ernest Justice; one daughter and her husband, June J. and Barry Milner of Clyde; three sons, James Ernest Justice and his wife, Linda of Waynesville, Charles Ray Justice of Clyde and Gary Lynn Justice of Waynesville; one sister, Edna Mae Moore of Lawrenceburg, Tenn.; two brothers, Garner and Wade Haney of New Jersey; and five grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville. The Revs. Ted Reeves, Terry Hertzog and Randy Milner officiated. Burial was in Crabtree Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Billy Wade, Randy Presnell and Eugene and Alan Messer.
The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Harry L. Thomas
Contel/GTE retiree
Harry Lavon Thomas of 194 Holston Village Road, Waynesville, died Sunday, June 11, 2000, at the VA Medical Center in Asheville.
A native of Swain County, he was born June 15, 1929, to the late Harry and Della Byrd Thomas of Bryson City. He had resided in Waynesville for the past 18 years. He was a retired employee of Contel/GTE Telephone in Sylva with more than 28 years of service. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran serving at the end of World War II and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Surviving are his wife, Peggy Byrd Thomas; one daughter and her husband, Sandra Lynn Thomas and Danny Blazer; three stepsons, Anthony Brown of Cleveland, Ohio, Robert Brown of Hartland, Wis., and David Brown of Asheville; one brother, Joe Thomas of Bryson City; two sisters, Betty Lou Grant of Bryson City and Maryann Burgess of Eustis, Fla.; and three grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Canton, of which he was a member. The Rev. Clem Gunn and Deacon Russell Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Garrett-Hillcrest Memorial Gardens with military graveside rites conducted by the Waynesville VFW Post 5202 and American Legion Haywood Post 47.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville.
Memorials may be made to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 99 Academy St., Canton, N.C., 28716; or Haywood Regional Medical Center Hospice, 262 Leroy George Drive, Clyde, N.C., 28721.

Ronald Hamilton
CANTON -- Ronald Hamilton, 71, died Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at Haywood Regional Medical Center.
Wells Funeral Home in Canton is in charge of arrangements.

Janette B. Henson
Enka retiree
CANTON -- Janette Brown Henson, 79, of 287 Mountain Grove Road, Canton, died Monday, June 12, 2000, at Mission St. Joseph’s Health Care System.
A native and lifelong resident of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late Walker and Eulalah McCracken Brown. She retired from American Enka Corp. She attended Riverside Baptist Church and was a member of the Sonoma Chapter 254 Order of the Eastern Star.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Harrison Henson, who died in 1979; her second husband, JT Sorrells, who died in 1999; a son, Howard Wallace Henson; a sister, Ruth Welch; a step-granddaughter, Debbie Fuller; and a great-grandson, Brandon Jeb Henson.
Surviving are two sons and their wives, Jim and Pauline Henson of Canton and Richard and Jimmie Ellen Henson of Waynesville; two daughters and their husbands, Gail and Doug Moore of Savannah, Ga., and Janie and Vaughn Sorrells of Canton; two sisters, Lois Long and Wilda Loomis, both of Waynesville; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bethel Cemetery. The Rev. Bill Terrell officiated.
Pallbearers were Jeff and Steve Sorrells, Rick and Mark Henson, Webb Moore and Norman Long.
The family received friends at the home of her daughter, Janie Sorrells, 45 Sherrill Lane, Canton.
Memorials may be made to Haywood County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1275, Canton, N.C., 28716.
Wells Funeral Home in Canton is in charge of arrangements.

R. Eugene Brackett
ATLANTA -- R. Eugene Brackett, 61, of Atlanta, died at his home last week.
He was a 1957 graduate of Waynesville Township High School and a 1961 graduate of UNC, Chapel Hill. He was the son of Myrtle Cope Brackett of Lake Junaluska and the late Clinton Brackett.
Surviving are five sisters, Frances Franklin and Delores Marcus, both of Lake Junaluska, Peggy Franklin of Iron Duff, Betty Leatherwood of Maggie Valley, and Lynn Mull of Gainesville, Ga.,; and a brother, Randy Brackett, USAF, Lompoc, Calif.

H. T. Bullard Jr.
Financial consultant
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- H. T. Bullard Jr., 73, of Albany, Ga., and former resident of Haywood County, died Friday, June 2, 2000, at his home.
A native of Albany, Ga., he had lived in Lawrenceville for the past six months. He taught accounting at Darton College and was a financial consultant for Internet Services of Albany and Telephone Sales and Service.
Surviving are one son, Tom Bullard of Lawrenceville; two daughters, Susan Mason of Raleigh and Patricia Ann Bullard of Atlanta; and one sister, Ann Bullard Pettigrew of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.
Services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 4, at Riverside Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Athens Tennis Association, c/o UGA Men’s Tennis, P.O. Box 1472, Athens. Ga., 30603.
Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors in Albany, Ga., was in charge of arrangements.

Christine F. Cagle
Macon County native
CANTON -- Christine Fish Cagle, 73, of 9701 Cruso Road, Canton, died Monday, June 12, 2000 at her home.
A native of Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Dewey and Julia Woods Fish.
Surviving are her husband of 36 years, Doyce Cagle; three stepdaughters, Judy Hall and Polly Henderson, both of Clyde, and Polly Duncan of Tennessee; two stepsons, Doye Wilson Cagle of Lake Junaluska and Roy Dale Cagle of Canton; four sisters, Ruby Smith of Clyde, Faye Scott and Catherine Worley, both of Canton, and Dorothy Capps of California; two brothers, Hugh and Paul Fish, both of Canton; nine step-grandchildren; and nine step-great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wells Funeral Homes in Canton. The Rev. Jack Scott officiated. Entombment will be in Crawford/Ray Mausoleum.
Nephews served as pallbearers.
The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mary H. Stevenson
Haywood County native
SALEM, NJ -- Mary H. Stevenson, 75, of Pennsville Township, Salem, NJ, died Monday, May 29, 2000, at her home.
A native of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late Jerry A. and Isabel Lominac Howell. She had formerly resided in Woodstown. She was a graduate of Waynesville High School. She formerly worked at the DuPont as a lab technician for 13 years and later as a housekeeper for the Friends Home at Woodstown where she retired as department head.
Surviving are one son, Thomas of Pilesgrove Township, Pa.; three sisters, Phyllis Smith of Pennsville, Pa., Carie Lou Fravel of Quarryville, Pa., and Bonnie Haynes of Sykesville, Md.; and four grandsons.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 2, at HT Layton & Son Home For Funerals, Woodstown. Burial was in Eglington Cemetery in Clarksboro.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Salem County, 390 N. Broadway, Pennsville, NJ, 08079.

Fred Williamson
Swain County native
WHITTIER -- Fred Williamson, 69, of the Piney Mountain community, Whittier, died Monday, June 12, 2000, at his home.
A Swain County native, he had lived all of his life in Jackson County. He was the son of the late Bill and Margie Hoyle Williamson. He was the owner of Williamson Sanitation Service. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Korean War.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Williamson; two sisters, Zelda and Faye Dills; and his children’s mother, Cora Helen Gibson Williamson, who died in 1987.
Surviving are his wife, Shirley Mathis Williamson; one daughter and her husband, Sandy and Jim Gibson of Whittier; one son and his wife, Randy and Cindy Williamson of Sylva; one stepson, Keith Hooper of Sylva; one sister, Reba Cagle of Sylva; three brothers, Ray Williamson of Columbia, S.C., Bobby Williamson of Waynesville and Roy Williamson of Sylva; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Dix Creek Baptist Church, of which he was a member. The Revs. Eddie Stillwell and Sherrill Ammons will officiate. Burial will be in the Elder Family Cemetery with military honors conducted by American Legion Post 104 of Sylva.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Melton-Riddle Funeral Home in Sylva.

Edith H. DeLong
New York native
Edith June Holmgren DeLong, 61, of Waynesville, died Monday, June 12, 2000, at her home.
A native of Brooklyn County, New York City, NY, she was the daughter of the late Tage and Martha Kullberg Holmgren. She was a homemaker, a member of Central Haywood Church of Christ and an artist specializing in tole and craft painting.
Surviving are her husband of 41 years, Carl Vernon DeLong; one daughter and her husband, Dana and Tim Maupin of Shelbyville, Tenn.; one son and his wife, Dale and Dayle DeLong of Columbia, S.C.; one sister, Jean Leone of Plantation, Fla.; one brother, Lawrence Holmgren of Chestertown, NY; and four grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Garrett-Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel. The Rev. Mark Littleton will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Garrett Funeral Home.


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