Miscellaneous Haywood County, North Carolina Obituaries - 2000

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Donna S. Fish
Wal-Mart employee
CANTON -- Donna Smathers Fish, 45, 116 Sellars Place, Canton, died Friday, March 3, 2000 at her mother’s home.
A native of Haywood County, she was the daughter of Harold and Rubine Medford Smathers of Waynesville. She was a layaway clerk for Wal-Mart. She was a member of East Waynesville Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband, Troy J. Fish; two sons, Chris and Kevin Fore, both of Hendersonville; three sisters, Louann Rice of Canton, Becky Stevens of Leicester, and Kim Janes of Waynesville.
Services were held 4 p.m. Monday at Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville. The Revs. Carl Presnell and Doug Brown officiated. Burial was in Crawford/Ray Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Frank Lowe, Bobby Downs, Lewis Inman, Bob Rathbone, James Summey, Dennis Stevens and Malcolm Janes.
The family received friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to East Waynesville Baptist Church, 175 Woodland Drive, Waynesville, N.C., 28786; or to Haywood Regional Medical Center Hospice, 560 Leroy George Drive, Clyde, N.C., 28721.

Grace C. Fisher
Retired nurse
MAGGIE VALLEY -- Grace Plott Campbell Fisher, 86, 302 Campbell Creek Road, Maggie Valley, died Saturday, March 4, 2000, at Mission St. Joseph’s Health System.
A native of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late David Crockett and Harriett Cogdill Plott Campbell. She was a graduate of Waynesville Township High School and graduated from Eulanger School of Nursing in Chattanooga, Tenn. She was a registered nurse employed at the Haywood County Hospital for more than 30 years, retiring in 1980 as supervisor of the operating room. She served in the Army Nursing Corp during World War II.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Wilson Fisher, who died in 1995; two brothers, Guy and Fred Campbell; and four sisters, Nell Matthews, Irene McKaugh, Ellen Freeman and Sally Ward.
Surviving are one son, James W. Fisher II and his wife, Lori, of Atlanta, Ga.; and three grandchildren.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Maggie Valley United Methodist Church of which she was a member. The Revs. David Reeves and Rayvon White officiated. Entombment was Garrett-Hillcrest Mausoleum.
The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville.
Memorials can be made to Maggie Valley United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 112, Maggie Valley, N.C., 28751.

Dora R. Cook
Haywood County native
Dora Russell Cook, 97, formerly of Chestnut Park Drive, Waynesville, died Sunday, March 5, 2000, at Britthaven of Clyde.
A native of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late James and Rebecca Green Russell.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hobson Cook, who died in 1971; and by two sons, Hoyt and Boyce Cook.
Surviving are two sons, Charles and James Cook, both of Waynesville; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville. The Revs. Carl Presnell and G.W. Jameson will officiate. Burial will be in Garrett-Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Scott, Brent, Kyle and Greg Cook, Harrison Rathbone, Jimmy Sorrells and Heath Gunter.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. At other times the family will be at the home of Charles Cook, 59 Happy Hill Road, Waynesville.
Memorials may be made to Haywood Christian Ministry, 2489 Asheville Road, Waynesville, N.C., 28786.

Joseph A. Szczesny
Joseph A. Szczesny, 36, of 143 Carl Arrington Road, Waynesville, died Thursday, March 2, 2000.
He moved to Haywood County five years ago.
Surviving are his parents, Henry and Rose Marie Szczesny of Florida; and one brother, John Szczesny of Florida.
A memorial mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Margaret Catholic Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Margaret Catholic Church.

Anna Belle Smathers
Haywood County native
Anna Belle Mathis Smathers, 76, of 49 Coffee Branch Road, Canton, died Saturday, March 4, 2000, at Silver Bluff Nursing Home.
A native of Haywood County, she was the daughter of Annie Mae Allen Rogers of Canton and the late Arvil Smathers. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Morning Star United Methodist Church where she served as president of the United Methodist Women. She was a member of the Center Pigeon Home Demonstration Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George H. “Buddy” Smathers, who died in 1991.
Surviving in addition to her mother are, one daughter, Loretta Gaddy of Canton; one son, Leslie Smathers of Canton; two brothers, James and Ernest Mathis, both of Canton; and four grandchildren.
Services were held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Morning Star United Methodist Church. The Revs. Wendell Brittain, Roger Sailors and Ed Lowder officiated. Burial was in Morning Star Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Charles Henson, Jack Harkins, Keith Smathers, Carroll Pless, Adam Henderson and Brent Smathers.
The family received friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Morning Star Community Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 1746, Canton, N.C., 28716.
Crawford/Ray Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Rosetta K. Twiggs
Enka retiree
CANTON -- Rosetta Kilpatrick Twiggs, 86, of 1047 Dutch Cove Road, Canton, died Friday, March 3, 2000, at her home.
A native of Towns County, Ga., she had resided in Canton most of her life. She was the daughter of the late David and Laura Wood Kilpatrick. She retired from American Enka Corp. with 30 years of service and attended Canton First Baptist church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Vaughn Twiggs.
Surviving are two daughters, Judy Ashton of Hudson, Fla., and Carole Collins of Providence, R.I.; two sons, James Twiggs of Canton and Vonnell Twiggs of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sisters, Hazel Hogsed of Andrews and Marie Herring of Dade City, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Crawford/Ray Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Dr. Rick Gosnell will officiate.
Crawford/Ray Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lynn T. Olvey
Mead retiree
SYLVA -- Lynn “Red” Taylor Olvey, 90, of the Cope Creek community, Sylva, died Thursday, March 2, 2000, at Haywood Regional Medical Center.
A native of Tennessee, he was a lifelong resident of Jackson County. He was the son of Burton and Icie Moore Olvey. He was a member of the Laurel Branch Baptist Church and had retired from the Mead Corp., after 28 years.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Etta Barnes Olvey; a daughter, Elizabeth Olvey; two grandchildren, Logan Bumgarner and Harlin Matthews; two sisters and one brother.
Surviving are one son, James “Jim” Leonard Olvey of High Point; eight daughters, Brenda Buchanan, Shirley Long and Mary Franklin, all of Sylva, Laura Baker of Atlanta, Ga., Linda Hollaway of Murphy, Doris Miller of Waynesville, Alice Matthews of Clyde and Katie Olvey of Maggie Valley; one brother, Fred Olvey of Copperhill, Tenn.; one sister, Beulah Frady of Sylva; 30 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Laurel Branch Baptist Church. The Revs. Hardin Nicholson and Carl Adams officiated. Burial was at Old Field Cemetery.
The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Moody Funeral Home in Sylva.

Grace H. Bishop
Haywood County native
CANTON -- Grace Elizabeth Hicks Bishop, 79, formerly of Lakeview Apartments, Canton, died Saturday, March 4, 2000, at the Brian Center in Waynesville.
A native and lifelong resident of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late F.M. and Margie Lee Hicks. She was a homemaker and member of West Canton Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Kenneth Bishop, who died in 1987.
Surviving are one daughter, Marlene Lunsford of Waynesville; one son, Dan K. Bishop of Garner; one stepdaughter, Jean Holcombe of Alma, Ark.; two brothers, Reeves and Frank Hicks, both of Canton; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Wells Funeral Home in Canton. The Rev. O.J. Skidmore will officiate. Burial will be in Crawford/Ray Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Andy, Ben and Robert Lunsford, Jason Bishop, and Bryan and Johnny Trantham.
The family will receive friends from noon to 1:45 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. At other times the family will be at the home of the daughter and son-in-law, Marlene and Robert Lunsford, 377 Plott Mountain Road, Waynesville.
Memorials may be made to Building Fund, West Canton Baptist Church, 75 Lowe St., Canton, N.C., 28716.

Aurelia D. Clark
Former store owner
CANTON -- Aurelia D. Clark, 90, of Canton, died Saturday, March 4, 2000, at Canton Health Care Center.
A native of Buncombe County, she had lived most of her life in Haywood County. She was the daughter of the late Ott L. and Ruth Jackson Devlin. She and her husband owned and operated a general store on Fiberville Road in Canton for several years. She was the oldest member of North Canton Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul B. Clark, who died in 1950; a sister, Dorothy Devlin Jamison; and a brother Hall C. Devlin.
Surviving are one daughter, Ruth Ellen Cooper of Canton; two sons, Paul B. Clark Jr. of Hammond, La., and Joe Clark of Minnesott Beach; one brother, Jay Devlin of Wasseon, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at North Canton Baptist Church. The Rev. Bill Henson officiated. Burial was in Bon-A-Venture Cemetery, Old Clyde Road.
Pallbearers were Burke, Brian and Tyler Clark, Brent and Tommy Hardin and Steve Hyatt.
The family received friends from 10:15 to 11 a.m. Monday at the church.
Memorials can be made to North Canton Baptist Church, 119 North Canton Road, Canton, N.C., 28716.
Wells Funeral Home in Canton is in charge of arrangements.

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.


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