Miscellaneous Haywood County, North Carolina Obituaries - 2000

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Charles B. Johnson
Georgia native
MAGGIE VALLEY -- Charles Beverly Johnson, 83, of Daytona Beach, Fla., and summer resident of Maggie Valley, died Friday, July 28, 2000, at Haywood Regional Medical Center.
A native of Atlanta, Ga., he was the son of the late Benjamin F. and Grace Veal Johnson. He graduated from Bogs High School in Atlanta and Georgia Tech, class of 1938. He was a captain in the U.S. Army from 1942-1945. From 1946-1972 he was the owner of a bottling company in Daytona. He was manager of Daytona Beach, Office of Volusia County, Department of Property Appraisers for eight years.
He was active in the Kiwanis Club, was an American Red Cross volunteer and a member of First Presbyterian Church of Daytona Beach. During the summer months he attended Maggie Valley United Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Kathleen H. Johnson; one son and his wife, Charles B. and Gale Johnson Jr. of Woodstock, Ga.; and one brother, Benjamin F. Johnson Jr. of Atlanta.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Maggie Valley United Methodist Church. The Rev. David Reeves will officiate. Burial will be in Enon Cemetery, Woodstock.
The family will receive friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Maggie Valley United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 112, Maggie Valley, N.C., 28751.
Wells Funeral Home, Waynesville, is in charge of arrangements.

Rhonda S. Messer
Haywood County native
CANTON -- Rhonda Smith Messer, 38, of 105 Joe Vance Road, Canton, died Saturday, July 29, 2000, at Mission St. Joseph’s Health Care System
A native of Haywood County, she was the daughter of Charles David and Mary Frances Freeman Smith of Canton. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and a 1980 graduate of Pisgah High School.
Surviving in addition to her parents, are her husband, David Eugene Messer; two sons, David Eugene Messer II and Charles David Messer, both of the home; and two brothers, Charles Dwayne Smith of Canton and Franklin David Smith of Clyde.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Wells Funeral Home in Canton. The Revs. Perry Brindley, Dallas James and Chris Willett officiated. Burial was in Bon-A-Venture Cemetery, Old Clyde Road.
Pallbearers were Charles David, David and Doug Messer, David and Dewayne Smith and Chris Jones.
The family received friends from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Wayne O. Suttles Sr.
Business owner
SEBRING, Fla. -- Wayne Oliver Suttles Sr., 63, of Sebring, Fla., formerly of Waynesville, died Thursday, July 27, 2000, at his home.
A native of Sayre, Pa., he was a son of Blanche Dixon Suttles of Waynesville and the late Oliver Suttles. Prior to moving to Sebring in 1977, he resided in Waynesville, where he owned and operated Little Bill’s Drive-In Restaurant and Ralph’s Grocery Store.
He was a retired school bus driver from the Highland County school system. He served as vice president and president and was on the board of directors of the Highland County Educational Support Association. He also served on the bargaining team and insurance committee. He was an U.S. Air Force veteran and a member of Whispering Pines Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by a son, William Lawson Suttles.
Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Darlene Kilby Suttles; one son, Wayne Oliver Suttles Jr. of Sebring; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Frances “Punkin” and Doug Bathurst of Blackwell, Okla., and Annette and Sam Lotfy of Ridgefield Park, N.Y.; one brother, Bob Suttles of Waynesville; one sister, Joyce and Roger Hendrix of Waynesville; and two grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Keenersville Christian Church Cemetery. The Rev. Ray Willett will officiate.
The family will receive friends from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville.
Memorials may be made to Keenersville Christian Church Cemetery, c/o Larry Keener, 617 Rocky Branch Road, Canton, N.C., 28716.

Mary A. Johnson
Buncombe County native
CANDLER -- Mary Alice Johnson, 73, of 379 S. Morgan Branch Road, Candler, died Friday, July 28, 2000, at her home.
A native of Buncombe County, she was the daughter of the late William and Martha Warren West. She and her husband, Robert S. Johnson, to whom she had been married 55 years, operated a dairy farm in Reeves Cove, Candler, for many years.
Surviving in addition to her husband, are three sisters, Laura Reeves and Ann Shepherd, both of Candler, and Sereptha Fox of Swannanoa; and two brothers, Bill West of Canton and Wayne West of Beaufort, Ga.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Charles Sprinkle officiated.
The family received friends from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Groce Funeral Home, Patton Avenue.
Memorials may be made to Mountain Area Hospice, P.O. Box 16, Asheville, N.C., 28802.

Harriet C. Worley
Retired teacher
ORANGEBURG, S.C. -- Harriet Ayer Culler Worley, 80, of 1000 Live Oak Drive, Orangeburg, S.C., died Thursday, July 27, 2000, at her home.
A native of Orangeburg County, she was the daughter of the late Edwin Lucius Culler Jr. and Providence Graham Culler. She was educated in the Orangeburg elementary and high schools. She was a graduate of Winthrop College and earned her master’s degree from the University of Tennessee. She taught at the Westminster School in Atlanta from 1958-1962 and 1969-1973.
Surviving are her husband, the Rev. William Paul Worley Jr.; one daughter, Providence Worley of Seattle, Wash; two sons, William Paul Worley III of Savannah, Ga., and Joseph Edwin Worley of Tulsa, Okla.; one sister, Frewil Culler Fridy of Orangeburg; and five grandchildren.
The family received friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at The Methodist Home.
Memorials may be made to The Methodist Oaks Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 9005, Orangeburg, S.C., 29115; or to SEJAC - Bryan Nature Center, Lake Junaluska Assembly, P.O. Box 67, Lake Junaluska, N.C., 28745.

Randy E. Phillips
Town of Waynesville employee
Randy Edward Phillips, 29, of 106 Franklin St., Waynesville, died Saturday, July 29, 2000, at his home.
A native of Haywood County, he was the son of William E. and Jeanette Goodwin Phillips of Waynesville. He was an employee of the Town of Waynesville in the maintenance department. He was a member of Shady Grove United Methodist Church.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by one sister, Patsy Southerland and her husband Walter of Clyde; and one brother, Billy Phillips of Asheville.
The graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Garrett-Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Philip Wyatt officiated.
Pallbearers were Billy Phillips, David Jones, Charles Williamson, Tracy Cobb, Walter and Carl Southerland.
The family received friends from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville.

Hilda C. Davis
Jackson County native
Hilda Cope Davis, 77, of Waynesville, died July 30, 2000, at Haywood Regional Medical Center.
A native of Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late John and Margaret Coward Cope. She was a member of Allens Creek Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank H. Davis.
Surviving is her sister, Affidell Deweese of Hazelwood.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Garrett Funeral Home. The Rev. Lloyd Fish officiated. Burial was in Crawford/Ray Memorial Gardens.
The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. At other times the family will be at 69 Belle Meade Drive, Waynesville.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shriner’s Home for Children-Oxford Orphanage.

Elsie M. Brock
Haywood County native
CANDLER -- Elsie Mae Brock, 97, of 98 Beaverdam Loop, Candler, died Monday, July 31, 2000, in a local nursing facility.
A native of Haywood County, she was a member of Beaverdam Freewill Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Andy J. Brock; and one son, Grady W. Brock.
Surviving are one daughter, Helen Massie of Candler; one son, Warren G. Brock, both of Candler; a daughter-in-law, Virginia Brock of Birmingham, Ala.; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
The family received friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue.

Rev. Monroe Jenkins
Baptist minister
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- The Rev. Walter Monroe Jenkins, 82, of 264 Brenton Ave., Spartanburg, S.C., died Thursday, June 29, 2000, at his home.
A native of Haywood County, he was the son of the late Thomas Walter Jenkins and Lula Davis Jenkins Ammons McCallister. He was licensed in the ministry in 1948 at the Whitney First Baptist Church and was a 1951 graduate of Fruitland Bible Institute. He was ordained in 1951 having pastored at Sandy Level Baptist Church in Bostic and later at Poor’s Ford Baptist Church in Rutherfordton. In 1969, he started the Pioneer Missions Church in Ohio in a school gym and assisted in other mission churches in the Steel Valley Association. Other pastorates included West Union Baptist Church in West Union, S.C., Alverson Grove Baptist Church in Fingerville, S.C., Pinewood Baptist Church in Spartanburg, S.C., was minister of outreach at Whitney First Baptist Church, was interim pastor at Whitney First of Spartanburg and Berry Memorial Baptist Church in Gaffney. He was a chaplain at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center for 18 years. He was a member of Oak Wright Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by two grandchildren.
Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Joan Vassey Jenkins; two daughters and sons-in-law, Merle Jenkins and Charles Higgins of Forest City, and Linda Jenkins and Dale Carver of Shelby; two sons and daughters-in-law, James Walter and Sylvia Jenkins of Rutherfordton, and Harry Eugene and Hazel Jenkins of Spartanburg, S.C.; eight grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and several step-great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 2, at Floyd’s Greenlawn Chapel. Jason Williams and the Revs. Reggie Hopkins and Phillip Cooper officiated. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Charlie Grogan, Frank Blanchard, James Lewis, Jeff Williams, Bobby Sprouse, Randall Rogers and Leroy Hollifield. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Coker Sunday school class.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Special Needs, 120 Haywood Ave., Spartanburg, S.C., 29306.

Florence M. Bagstad
Florence M. Bagstad, 100, of Waynesville, died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2000.
Services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Garrett Funeral Home. Burial will be in Garrett-Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Garrett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Tommy M. Carpenter
MAGGIE VALLEY -- Tommy Medford Carpenter, 68, of Maggie Valley, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2000, at his home.
Garrett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Nettie Forrester
Maggie Valley native
CASHIERS -- Nettie “Mamaw” Forrester, 92, of Slab Town Road, Cashiers, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2000, at her home.
A native of Maggie Valley, she was the daughter of the late Robert Osten and Angline Swafford Forister. She was a homemaker and had worked for Tricemont Bed and Breakfast and at Hampton Inn. She was a participant and supporter of Relay for Life for the past three years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jonah L. Forrester, who died August 1993.
Surviving are five daughters, Helen Mansfield of Virginia, Evelyn Clark of Canton, Mattie Ogdon of Waynesville, Sara Taylor of Newport News, Va., and Ada Wilson of Cashiers; four sons, Gene Forrester of Kent, Wash., J.L. Forrester of Cashiers, Kenneth Forrester of Highlands and Noah Forrester of Cashiers; 21 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bryant Funeral Home in Highlands. The Revs. Lewis Smith, Delbert McCall and Johnny Norris will officiate. Burial will be in Highlands Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Blaine Hawkins, Glenn Holland, Gary Holland, Edd Madden, Tony Woodard and Allen Demas. Winnonia Stewart, June Fazio, Christine Owen, Barbara Reed, Marie Woodard and Elizabeth Broom will serve as honorary pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. At other times, the family will be at the home.
Memorials may be made to Cashiers Baptist Church, P.O. Box 336, Cashiers, NC, 28717; or Jackson County Westcare Home-Health Hospice, 128 Sylva Plaza, Sylva, NC, 28779.

Paul H. Rusher
Retired civil service employee
ROCKWELL -- Paul Hugh Rusher, 68, of Rockwell, and a former resident of Cove Creek community in Haywood County, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2000, at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte.
A native of Rowan County, he was the son of the late John and Pauline Lyerly McCall. His adoptive parents were the late Reid and Lula Lyerly Rusher. He was educated in the Rowan County schools and was a graduate of Granite Quarry High School. He was an U.S. Navy veteran serving during the Korean War. He was an executive officer with the National Park Service and was a retired civil service employee. At the time of his death, he was the owner and operator of Paul’s Florals and Antiques Shop in Rockwell. He had also been the executive officer with the National Park Service at the Carl Sandburg Estate. He was of the Interdenominational faith.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Dedrick “Deo” McCall and Bill Cox; and four sisters, Catherine Kovich, Janet Yates, Minnie Swayney and his twin sister, Pauline McCall.
Surviving are a special friend and companion, Troy Messer of the home; one son, Mark Rusher; one brother, Ellis Donald McCall of Cramerton; one sister, Lula Kilby of Mouth of Wilson, Va. and two grandchildren.
A service of remembrance will be held at a later date. He will be cremated.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Lyerly Funeral Home in Salisbury is in charge of the arrangements.

Cora Lee Greene
Haywood County native
Cora Lee Rathbone Greene, 87, of Waynesville, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2000, at Haywood Regional Medical Center.
A native of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late Sam and Dovie McDonald Rathbone. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Hemphill Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dexter Greene, who died in 1979; two children; one sister, Bonnie Hannah and five brothers, Estus, Calvin, Edgar, Erastus and Taylor Rathbone.
Surviving are three daughters, Geneva Taylor of Lyons, Ga., Wilma Burgess and Mary Owen, both of Waynesville; two sons, Jarvis Greene of Hartford, Ala., and William Earl Greene of Waynesville; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Garrett Funeral Home. The Rev. Carl Cook will officiate. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery in Waynesville.
Pallbearers will be James and Bob Rathbone, Joey Owen, Mike Burgess, Robert Messer and Daniel Messer. Honorary pallbearers will be Jeffery Love, Steve Johnson and Dickie Burgess.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Cotton Stanley
Retired floor sander
Carl Henry Stanley, 78, of Waynesville, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2000, at Haywood Regional Medical Center.
A native of Buncombe County, he was the son of the late Walter and Charlotte Stanley Caldwell. He was a retired floor sander.
He was preceded in death by one stepsister, Bobbie Hord; one brother, James Stanley; and a great-grandson, Daniel Lee Rogers.
Surviving are his wife, Nellie Aldridge Stanley; two daughters and their husbands, Linda and Barry Dailey of Virginia Beach, Va., and Peggy and Kenneth Brown of Clyde; one son, Walter Stanley of Waynesville; one stepbrother, Jack Caldwell of Black Mountain; four grandchildren, Carla Pressley, Stephen Dailey, Kim Huene and Scott Welch; and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Garrett Funeral Home. The Revs. Kenneth Rhinehart and Wayne Price will officiate. Burial will be in Garrett-Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Scott Welch, Colby Pressley, J. K. Price, Roger Price, Junior Banks, John Huene, Steve Banks, Lewis Gaddis. Alternates will be Charles Putnam and David Sutton.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday at the funeral home. At other times, the family will be at 530 Smathers St. in Waynesville.

Mary J. Barnes
CANTON -- Mary Johnson Barnes, 84, of Canton, died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2000, at Haywood Lodge and Retirement Home.
Wells Funeral Home in Canton is in charge of arrangements.

Tommy M. Carpenter
Brick mason
MAGGIE VALLEY -- Tommy Medford Carpenter, 68, of Maggie Valley, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2000, at his home.
A native of Haywood County, he was the son of the late Johnny N. and Fannie Carver Carpenter. He was a brick mason and a U.S. Army veteran.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Carpenter.
Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Virginia Hosaflook Carpenter; two daughters, Debbie and her husband Dale Glance of Clyde and Maria Carpenter Browning of Canton; one sister, Marie Sutton of Maggie Valley; five brothers, Frank, Don and Johnny Carpenter Jr., all of Maggie Valley, Joe Carpenter of Waynesville and Harry Carpenter of Fletcher; and four grandchildren, Sarah and John Glance of Clyde and Thomas and Anna Browning of Canton.
Services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Garrett Funeral Home. Mark Littleton and the Rev. Ted Reeves officiated. Burial was in Garrett-Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Waynesville with military graveside rites performed by the VFW and American Legion Posts of Waynesville.
Pallbearers were nephews, Jimmy and Joe Steve Carpenter, Warren Frisbee, Neil Carpenter, Lonnie and Danny Sutton. Honorary pallbearers were Randy Carpenter, Donny Hannah, Jim McGaha, Kyle Edwards, Claude Trantham, Leon Allison, Jasper Wolfe, Deweese Wolfe, Don Crawford, Tommy Caldwell, Jerry Messer, Wilburn Rhodarmer, Arnold Wilson and Blount Osborne.
The family received friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The family was also at 49 Walnut Road in Clyde after the services.
Memorials may be made in his honor to an account at BB&T Bank in Maggie Valley.

Ethel McMackin
CANTON -- Ethel McMackin, 93, died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, at Silver Bluff Nursing Home in Canton.
Garrett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Florence M. Bagstad
Minneapolis native
Florence M. Bagstad, 100, of Waynesville, died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2000, in Waynesville.
A native of Minneapolis, Minn., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Catherine Henley Waite. She was a former resident of McCracken Rest Home.
Services were held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Garrett Funeral Home. The Rev. Paul Hensley officiated. Burial was in Garrett-Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Waynesville.
The family received friends from 3 to 4 p.m. one hour prior to the service.

Maude Henry
Haywood County native
CANTON -- Maude Cordell Henry, 88, of Thickety community, Canton, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, at Silver Bluff Village.
A native of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late George C. and Harriett Franklin Cordell. She was a homemaker and a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Weldon Henry, who died in 1987; a daughter, Mary Woodard; and a son, George “Jimmy” Smith.
Surviving are a daughter, Betty Henry of Canton; two sisters, Nellie Conard of Waynesville and Georgia Hemlett of Canton; and six grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Oak Grove Cemetery. The Rev. Bruce Cayton will officiate.
The family will receive friends from noon to 12:45 p.m. Tuesday at Crawford/Ray Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Oak Grove Cemetery Fund, Thickety Road, Canton, NC, 28716; or the Haywood County Rescue Squad, PO Box 1275, Canton, NC, 28716.

Maggie P. Jenkins
Retired inspector
MARS HILL -- Maggie Peek Jenkins, 77, of 15995 Big Laurel Road, Mars Hill, died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2000.
A native of Danville, Va., she had lived most of her life in Madison County. She was a daughter of the late Ervin and Lockie Farmer Peek. She was retired as an inspector from Micro-Switch Manufacturing. She was a member of Foster Creek Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Dallie P. Fender; and two brothers, George and Wayne Peek.
Surviving are her husband, Jasper Jenkins; three daughters and their husbands, Donna and Joe Ray of Hendersonville, Deanne and Omar Fender of Weaverville and Cleta and Bobby Willis of Mars Hill; three sisters, Mafra Crisp of Candler, Janette Dockery of Hickory and Nell Wyatt of Mars Hill; three brothers, James Peek of Erwin, Tenn., and Chris and Bill Peek, both of Platte City, Mo.; and five grandchildren.
Services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Laurel Chapel Baptist Church. The Revs. Ebb Jenkins, Joe Rice and Cline Hensley Jr. officiated. Burial was in Upper Laurel Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers were grandsons and grandsons-in-law.
The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Capps Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Madison, 745 Carl Eller Road, Mars Hill, NC, 28754.

Earl H. Morgan
Retired accountant
HAMILTON, Ohio -- Earl Hampton Morgan, 88, died on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2000, at Hospice of Cincinnati at Mercy Hospital of Hamilton.
A native of Canton, he was the son of Mark R. and Hattie C. Hampton Morgan. He graduated from Canton High School in 1928 and Weaver College in 1930. Having worked the summer of 1927 and 1928 at Champion Bank and Trust Co. in Canton, he became a permanent employee with them in June of 1930. He attended classes offered by the American Institute of Banking and studied accounting with International Correspondent School. He joined Champion Fiber Co. as an accountant in 1933 and worked as accountant for 43 years in Canton, Hamilton, Houston and Knightsbridge, retiring in 1976 as vice president of order services.
Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Morgan; one son, Earl H. Morgan Jr. of San Antonio, Texas; one daughter, Kay M. Combs of Stamford, Conn.; and two grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Webb Noonan Funeral Home in Hamilton. The Rev. Vernagaye Sullivan officiated. Entombment was in Rose Hill Burial Park.
The family received friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 225 Ludlow Street, Hamilton, OH 45011; Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, 1111 Stewart Ave., Bethpage, NY 11714; or Hospice of Cincinnati Hamilton, P.O. Box 710784, Cincinnati, Ohio 45271-0784.

Bessie D. Beck
Jackson County native
SYLVA -- Bessie Davis Beck, 93, of Sylva, died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2000, at Haywood Regional Medical Center.
A native of Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Nelson and Dezzy Elders Davis.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Beck; and five brothers, Howard, Lee, Lewis, Troy and Walter Davis.
Surviving are her three daughters, Naomi Seago of Clyde, Regina Kilpatrick of Lake Junaluska and Donna Evans of Clyde; one sister, Ellen Shultz of Waynesville; one brother, Homer Davis of Troy, Mont.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Melton-Riddle Funeral Home. The Rev. Dallas Davis officiated. Burial was in Barkers Creek Cemetery.
The family received friends Friday at the funeral home.

Joe B. Russell
Retired metal mechanic
ASHEVILLE -- Joe B. Russell, 65, of 81 Linda Vista Drive, Asheville, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2000, at his home.
A native of Haywood County, he had lived most of his life in Buncombe County. He was a retired sheet metal mechanic and was of the Church of God faith. He was a Korean War U.S. Army veteran. He was the son of the late Jack and Annie Warren Russell.
Surviving are his wife, Shirley Lankford Russell; one daughter, Pam Jarosz of Knoxapater, Miss.; one step-granddaughter.
A celebration of his life was held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Anders-Rice Funeral Home.
The family received friends after the service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Mountain Area Hospice, P.O. Box 16, Asheville, NC, 28802.

Mary J. Barnes
Haywood County native
CANTON -- Mary Johnson Barnes, 84, of 30 Church St., Canton, died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2000, at Haywood Lodge and Retirement Center.
A native of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Wiley Carroll and Nancy Rebecca Loftain Johnson. She attended Coker College in Hartsville, S.C. She was a member of Canton First Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Rudolph Barnes, who died in 1968; , and a granddaughter, Nancy Rebecca Jones, who died in 1983.
Surviving are two daughters and their husbands, Nancy Carroll and Faris Henry Jones of Canton and Mary Ann and Norman E. Freeman of Raleigh; a half brother, Dr. W.C. Johnson of Auburn, Ala.; a half sister, Jane Bird of Waynesville; three grandsons; and a granddaughter.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Locust Field Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. Rick Gosnell officiated.
The family received friends from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Wells Funeral Home in Canton. At other times the family was at 30 Church St. in Canton.

Paulette S. Hoskins
Arkansas native
CLYDE -- Paulette “Paulie” Susan Hoskins, 46, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2000.
A native Barling, Ark., she had been a resident of Clyde for the last eight years. She had worked with her husband, Richard, in Hoskins Home Improvement. She was a member of Louisa Chapel Methodist Church.
Surviving are husband of 25 years, Richard Hoskins; two sisters, Marcee Poarch and Patty Bass of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Jenny Randall of Clyde; and her granddaughter, Elizabeth “Liz” Franks.
Memorial service were held at 11 a.m. Monday at Louisa Chapel Methodist Church. The Rev. Jim Armstrong officiated.
Asheville Mortuary Services was in charge of arrangements.

Genevia Dockery
Genevia Dockery, 78, of Waynesville, died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, at her home.
Garrett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ronnie Crawford Jr.
Infant
BRYSON CITY -- Ronnie Crawford Jr., infant child of Ronnie and Lettie Rebecca Jones Crawford, died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2000, at his home on Alarka.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandmother, Billie Jean Smith of Bryson City; maternal step-grandfather, John David Smith of Bryson City; grandfather, the late Melvin Jones; paternal grandmother, Betty Porter of Sylva; paternal grandfather, Ronnie Crawford, and step-grandmother, Edith Crawford of Sylva; maternal great-grandfather, Herbert Herron of Bryson City; paternal great-grandparents, Ray and Bertie Cagle of Sylva and Lloyd and Carolyn Crawford of Sylva; paternal great-great-grandparents, Ruby and Hobert Ruff of Waynesville; and great-great-grandmother, Emiline Mills of Waynesville.
Services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday in Arlington Baptist Church. The Revs. Ed Kilgore and Earl Holden officiated. Burial was in Bumgarner Cemetery.
The family received friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the church.
Crisp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Burnette Greene
Farmer
HOT SPRINGS -- Burnette Greene, 73, of 12601 N.C. 209, Hot Springs, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, in an Asheville hospital.
A native of Haywood County, he lived in Madison County for the past 26 years. He was a farmer and a helper with the Spring Creek Meal Site. He was a son of the late Roy Silas and Gertie Duckett Greene.
Surviving are two sisters, Ada Decker of Rogersville, Tenn., and Bertha Adams of Rice, Va.; and three brothers, David Greene of Summerset, Ky., Sam Greene of Nashville, Tenn., and Joe Greene of Rogersville, Tenn.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Flats of Spring Creek Baptist Church, where he attended. The Rev. Jimmy Moore will officiate with burial in the Gap Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to services, and at other times, will be at the home of Ricky Decker of 12601 N.C. 209, Hot Springs.
Bowman-Capps Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Bill Conard
Haywood County native
MURPHY -- Bill Odell Conard, 63, of Spruce Lane, Murphy, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, in Cherokee County.
He was born in Haywood County.
Services were held Monday at Townson Rose Funeral Home. Burial was in Barkers Creek Cemetery, Sylva.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Troy D. Cutshaw
Gas station owner
Troy Dewitt Cutshaw, 84, of Waynesville, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2000, at Elderberry Health Care Center in Marshall.
A native of Haywood County, he was the son of the late Jules and Hazel Evans Marshall. He was owner/operator of Troy’s Gas for Less. He was a member of Balsam Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Doris Cogdill.
Surviving are one daughter, Sandra Allison of Conway, S.C.; three sons, Bob, Harold and Alvin Cutshaw, all of Waynesville; two sisters, Grace Caldwell and Alice Pitts, both of Waynesville; two brothers, Carl and Robert Cutshaw, both of Waynesville; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Garrett Funeral Home. The Rev. Jack Robinson will officiate. Burial will be in Garrett-Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Bobby Lane Cutshaw, Robert Cutshaw, Keith Cutshaw, David Cutshaw, Eddie Cutshaw and Douglas Malone.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Susan H. Reece
Haywood County native
Susan Darlene Henderson Reece, 45, of Waynesville died Friday, Aug. 4, 2000.
She was a native of Haywood County.
Surviving are her husband, Charles Reece of Waynesville; one daughter and her husband, Dedi and Daryl Hannah; and two grandsons.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the N.C. Center of Abused Children.
Garrett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Rose V. Bailey
Tennessee native
Rose Varner Bailey, of Tallahassee, Fla., died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, at Tallahassee Community Hospital.
A native of Lenoir City, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Rev. and Mrs. Carroll H. Varner. She attended Wesleyan College, Macon, Ga., and the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. For many years, she was a regular summer visitor to Lake Junaluska Assembly. A member of Trinity United Methodist Church, she was a church organist and inveterate traveler.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton W. Bailey; and by a sister, Margaret Varner Rives of Asheville.
Surviving are her son and his wife, Clayton W. and Carole Bailey II; one brother, the Rev. Dr. Carroll H. Varner of Lake Junaluska and Sewanee, Tenn.; and one grandson.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Roselawn Cemetery in Tallahassee.
Bevis Funeral Home in Tallahassee is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Inspiration Point, Lake Junaluska United Methodist Assembly, P.O. Box 67, Lake Junaluska, NC; 28745.


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