Miscellaneous Haywood County, North Carolina Obituaries - 2000

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Helen N. Clement
Nurse’s assistant
CLYDE -- Helen Noland Clement of Clyde died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2000, at Haywood Regional Medical Center.
She was the daughter of the late Ben and Susie Noland. She was a homemaker and a private duty nurse’s assistant for 18 years. She was a member of Maggie First Baptist Church and had been an active member of Maggie Valley Extension Homemakers.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Clement; and two brothers, Jack and Howard Noland.
Surviving are one daughter, Mary Helen Allen of Waynesville; one son, David Clement of Clyde; two brothers, Charles Noland of Clyde and Homer Noland of Waynesville; four half brothers, Walter, Van and Jeff Noland, all of Waynesville, and John Noland of Cambridge, Ind.; four half sisters, Bennie Lance and Judy Noland, both of Waynesville, Linda Rathbone and Laurie Cagle, both of Clyde; and one granddaughter.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Garrett Funeral Home. The Rev. Billy Ferguson will officiate. Burial will be in Garrett-Hillcrest Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Ace Cagle, Ronnie Lance, Larry and Patrick Rathbone, Buck Woodard, Randy and Brian Noland and Kelly Rogers.
The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Joe S. Scheinberg
Black Mountain native
JUPITER, Fla. -- Joe S. Scheinberg, of Jupiter, Fla., and Waynesville, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000.
A native of Black Mountain, he attended Miami High School and Georgia Military Academy. He was a World War II veteran serving as second lieutenant in the 251 Field Artillery Battalion. He was commissioned in the field and awarded the Bronze Star. Prior to World War II, he worked at the Maxwell Company in Miami, Fla. After the war he was employed with the Maxwell Co. until the beginning of his 35-year-career at Edward Don and Co. He was instrumental in developing the hotel and restaurant equipment in the Caribbean and Latin America. He was a member of the Mahi Shrine and Coral Gables Jaycees.
He is preceded in death by two sisters, Miriam Clein and Martha Myers.
Surviving are his wife of 30 years, Carol Scheinberg; two daughters, Terry Sigman Scheinberg and Debbie Campbell; one son, Dr. Peritz Scheinberg; two stepdaughters, Andrea Groon and Angela Flowers Carreras; and seven grandchildren.
Services were held Jan. 7 at Riverside-Gordon in Miami, Fla. Burial was in Mt. Nebo Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Annie P. Duckett
Former hospital employee
Annie Pearl Owen Duckett, 99, of 38 Dewberry Drive, Waynesville, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2000, at the Brian Center.
A native of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late Dan and Maggie Justice Owen. She was a cafeteria worker at Haywood Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Hemphill Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by a son, William Robert Duckett, who died in 1976; and her husband, Narvil Duckett, who died in 1941.
Surviving are one son, Ned Denzil Duckett; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Friday at Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville. The Revs. Carl Cook and Charles Brown officiated. Burial was in Allison Cemetery.
The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Lucy D. Hicks
Former Champion
employee
CANTON -- Lucy Duckett Hicks, 81, of 89 Terrell Cove Road, Canton, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2000, at Haywood Regional Medical Center.
A native of Swain County, she was the daughter of the late James Robert and Lola Hill Duckett. She was a former employee of Champion International with 16 years of service. She was a member of West Canton Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Hicks, who died in1970.
Surviving are two stepdaughters, Suzie Pace Griffin of Canton and Paula Hick McLeod of Martinez, Ga.; three sisters, Pearl Carswell and Phoebe Huffman, both of Canton, and Hannah McCracken of Clyde; seven step-grandchildren; and 10 step-great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Friday at Wells Funeral Home in Canton. The Revs. Tony Burnette and Greg Cope officiated. Burial was in Bon-A-Venture Cemetery, Old Clyde Road.
Grandsons served as pallbearers.
The family received friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Haywood County Meals on Wheels, 486 East Marshall St., Waynesville, N.C., 28786.

Nick R. Woodruff
Army retiree
CANTON -- William Ray “Nick” Woodruff, 76, of 9 Woodruff St., Canton, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2000, at the VA Medical Center in Asheville.
A native of Haywood County, he was the son of the late Glen DeForest and Belva Moriah Hall Woodruff. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the South Pacific. He retired from the U.S. Army as a staff sergeant serving in the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was a member of the VFW Post 5198.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Maj. Faye Woodruff, who died in 1994.
Surviving are a special friend, Hilda Taylor of Canton; two brothers, Charles G. and Ted L. Woodruff, both of Canton; and two sisters, Altha Mae Buchanan of Canton and VeEtta Webb of Waynesville.
Memorial services will be held at noon Monday at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain. Burial will be in the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at Wells Funeral Home in Canton.
Memorials may be made to one’s favorite charity.

Beatrice R. Wright
Buncombe County native
Beatrice Robinson Wright, 88, of 81 North Canton Road, Canton, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2000, at Mission St. Joseph’s Health System.
A native of Buncombe County, she was the daughter of the late James Vinson and Ada Brooks Robinson. She was a homemaker and a member of the Snow Hill United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Frank Wright, who died in 1989.
Surviving are three daughters, Jane Scruggs of Madison, Martha Pinnix of Olympia, Wash., and Joan Mackey of Canton; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Friday at Wells Funeral Homes in Canton. The Revs. Bruce Cayton and Thomas Hunter officiated. Burial was in Snow Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery.
The family received friends from noon to 1:45 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Benjamin I. Messer
Infant
Benjamin Isaiah Messer, 12-days-old, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2000.
He was the son of Brett and Tracy McGuinn Messer.
Surviving, in addition to his parents, are grandparents, George and Pat Williams of Fairview and Manson and Peggy Messer of Clyde.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Georgetown Baptist Church. The Rev. Lee Davis will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Candler.
The family will receive friends one hour before service time Saturday at the church.
Garrett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Vena M. Blanton
Haywood County native
Vena Madaline Blanton, 87, of Waynesville, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2000, at the Brian Center.
A native of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late Pilgrim and Annie Marie Robinson Blanton. She was a member of the Hazelwood Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Lloyd Blanton.
Surviving is a sister, Ada Moore of Waynesville.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Friday at Greenhill Cemetery. The Revs. Don Letzring and Jerry Ensley officiated.
Pallbearers were Herschel Caldwell, Hobert Williams, Coleman Wilson, Lawson Summerow, Earl Green, Johnny Parris, Harry Robbins and John Summerow.
The family received friends at the home of Ada Moore, 1029 Plott Creek Road, Waynesville.
Memorial may be made to Hazelwood Baptist Church, 265 Hazelwood Ave., Waynesville, N.C., 28786.
Garrett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Lillian E. Messer
Lillian Erwin Messer, 64, of 4847 Pigeon Road, Waynesville, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000, at Mission St. Joseph’s Health System.
Wells Funeral Home of Canton is in charge of arrangements.

Pearl R. Hannah
South Carolina native
CANTON -- Pearl Revis Miller Hannah, 76, of 27 N. Main St., Canton, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2000, at the Canton Health Care Center.
A native of Union, S.C., she was the daughter of the late Toy and Lillie Mae Revis. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Miller.
Surviving are one daughter, Linda Inman of Canton; two sons, James L. Miller of Petersburg, Va., and Carl Thomason Jr. of Columbia, S.C.; two sisters, Betty Darby and Dorothy Barrett, of South Carolina; two brothers, Ray Revis of Gaston, S.C., and Robbie Revis of Rock Hill, S.C.; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service is planned for a later date.
The family will receive friends at the home of Linda M. and Ralph Inman.
In lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Pearl M. Hannah Memorial Fund, 1 N. Main St., Canton, N.C., 28716.
Crawford/Ray Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Bruce V. Poston
Champion retiree
CANTON -- Bruce Virgil Poston, 68, of the Cruso community, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000, at the Brian Center.
A native of Haywood County, he was the son of the late Jacob Arnold and Lucy Reece Poston. He was a supervisor at Champion International in Canton with 37 years of service retiring in 1988. He was a U. S. Navy veteran serving during World War II. He was a member of East Fork Baptist Church, a member of Sonoma Masonic Lodge No. 472, OASIS Shrine Temple, York Rite and Asheville Scottish Rite and was a member of Haywood County Shrine Club.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Billie Jean Poston, who died December 1999; two brothers, Jimmy and Junior Poston; and three sisters, Mazi Stockton, Bertha Poston and Clara Belle Poston.
Surviving are two daughters, Faith Ann Greene of Canton and Tammy Lowdermilk of Waynesville; three sons, Bobby Jack Moncrief of Clyde, Jerry Dell Moncrief of Houston, Texas, and Bruce Steven Poston of Virginia; three sisters, Betty Long and Willene Singleton, both of Canton, and Gail Poston of Waynesville; two brothers, Roy Poston of Texas and George Poston of South Carolina; 10 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville. The Rev. Kent Lowdermilk officiated. Masonic rites were conducted by the Sonoma Lodge No. 472. Burial was in New Cruso Cemetery.
Pallbearers were members of the Sonoma Masonic Lodge No. 472.
The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Rehoboth Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 157, Clyde, N.C., 28721.

Selma G. Williams
Retired cosmetologist
SYLVA -- Selma Brown Gossett Williams, 80, of 310 Mountain Brook Road, Sylva, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000, at Mission St. Joseph’s Health System.
A native of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late Zack and Lucy Hardin Brown. She was a retired cosmetologist. She was a former resident of Hayesville and had made her home in Sylva for the past 13 years. She was a member of the Truett Memorial Baptist Church in Hayesville.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Hugh Gossett, who died January 1986.
Surviving are her husband, Clayton C. Williams; two daughters, Audra Gossett Smith of Tabor City and Huey Dianne Thomas of Seaford, Del.; two sons, Joel Gossett of Athens, Ga., and Robert Clayton Williams of Clyde; one sister, Pauline Brown Young of Enka; seven grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville. The Rev. Ted Francis, nephew, officiated. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Clyde.
Pallbearers were Ralph Gentry, Chad Leatherwood, Jimmy Young, Calvin Francis, Myrl Brown, Charles Dowis and Jim Hefner.
The family received friends from 7 to 9 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Truett Memorial Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 464, Hayesville, N.C., 28904.

Annie R. Davis
Haywood County native
Annie Dee Rogers Davis, 71, of Waynesville, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2000, at Autumn Care of Waynesville.
A native of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late James Hardy and Essie Noland Rogers. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Orion Davis Jr.
Surviving are four daughters, Jo Phillips and Susie Slone, both of Travelers Rest, S.C., Jean Dunn of Marietta, S.C., and Gail Childress of Waynesville; two sons, Jim Davis and Charles White, both of Waynesville; one sister, Laura Gunter of Waynesville; one brother, Graham Rogers of Waynesville; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Garrett Funeral Home. The Rev. Greg Metcalf officiated. Burial was in Ratcliffe Cove Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Chad Stafford, Brad Allison, James Cooper, Jackie Slone, Dean Rogers and Kenny Rogers.
The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Bobbie L. Bowers
Bobbie Lou Bowers, 27, of 153 Rainbow St., Waynesville, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2000, at her home.
She was the daughter of Riley and Rosa Lee Mathis Bower.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Brenda Finger Rupe.
Surviving, in addition to her parents, are five children, Amanda and Steve Evans, and Michelle, Sarah Ann and R.J. Ballew, all of Waynesville; and one brother, James Finger of Waynesville.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Salvation Army in Waynesville. Capt. Sherman Cundiff will officiate. Burial will be in Buchanan Cemetery in Waynesville.
Pallbearers will be James Finger, Tommy and Tink Robinson, Randy Ballew, Bob Stackhouse and Bruce Byam.
The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the Salvation Army.
Garrett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Imogene W. Queen
Tennessee native
CANTON -- Imogene Wooten Queen, 70, of Canton, died Friday, Jan. 21, at Haywood Regional Medical Center.
A native and former resident of Kingsport, Tenn., she moved to Haywood County 27 years ago. She was the daughter of the late John C. and Elsie Sims Wooten.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George C. Queen, who died in 1998; and one son, Robert Dwight Dickens, who died in 1996.
Surviving are one sister, Shirley R. Dorton of Limestone, Tenn.; one brother, John C. Wooten of Kingsport, Tenn.; and special friend, Gary Wood of Asheville.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Crawford/Ray Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Wayne Willett will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Wells Funeral Home in Canton.
Memorials may be made to Center Pigeon Fire Department, P.O. Box 875, Canton, N.C., 28716.

Wellis S. Drinnon
Swain County native
FRANKLIN -- Wellis Virginia Smith Drinnon, 80, of Daves Creek Road, Franklin, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000, in an Asheville hospital.
A native of Swain County, she was the daughter of the late J.S. and Virginia Bryant Smith. She was a member of Burningtown Baptist Church, serving in various roles in the church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William M. Drinnon, who died in March 1995; one brother, Wayne Smith; and two sisters, Juanita Smith and Nan Morris.
Surviving are her stepmother, Josie Smith of Hiram, Ga.; four children; Bill Drinnon of Franklin, Ray Drinnon of Williston, S.C., J.D. Drinnon of Waynesville, and Deleda McGaha of Tucker, Ga.; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Burningtown Baptist Church. The Revs. Edwin Crisp and Paul Carden and Randy Drinnon will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Macon Funeral Home. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes before the service.
Memorial may be made to Burningtown Baptist Church.

Nell Phillips
CANTON -- Nell Phillips, 75, of 43 Swans Road, Canton, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000, at Haywood Regional Medical Center.
Wells Funeral Home in Canton is in charge of arrangements.

Pearl R. Warren
Haywood County native
CANTON -- Pearl Reece Warren, 101, formerly of the Lake Logan community, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000, at Haywood Regional Medical Center.
A native of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late Caswell and Texanna Sharp Reece. She was a member of Riverside Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Garland L. Warren Sr.; one son, Claude Warren Jr.; and two daughters, Donnie Inman and Tulon Rogers.
Surviving are four sons, Garland W. Warren Jr., Grady H. and Mack Warren, all of Canton, and Ray Warren of Clyde; five daughters, Bonnie Vance Whitaker and Beatrice McFalls, both of Canton, Geneivive Vance of Waynesville, Roseann Stinnett of Dothan, Ala., and Peggy Sue Boykin of Aiken, S.C.; 35 grandchildren; 71 great-grandchildren; 55 great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great-grandson.
Services will be held at noon Thursday at Wells Funeral Home in Canton. The Rev. Michael Odum will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 10:30 to noon Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Lake Logan/Cecil Fire Department, 4291 Lake Logan Road, Canton, N.C., 28716.

Lena Jenkins
OLD FORT -- Lena Jenkins, 94, of Old Fort, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000, at her home.
Garrett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jessie K. Bergin
Haywood County native
CLYDE -- Jessie Evelyn Kirkpatrick Bergin, 72, of 2399 Old Clyde Road, Clyde, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2000, at Haywood Regional Medical Center.
A native of Haywood county, she was the daughter of the late Jeptha and Bertha Russell Kirkpatrick. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Bergin.
Surviving are one stepdaughter, Linda Bergin; one son, John Perry of Maryland; one stepson, Fred Bergin; two brothers, Lewis Kirkpatrick of Clyde and Russell Kirkpatrick of Ft. Myers, Fla.; and one grandchild.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Garrett Funeral Home. The Revs. Ronald Greene and Jerry Nelson will officiate. Burial will be in Fines Creek Memorial Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Fines Creek Memorial Cemetery Fund, c/o Frank G. Green, 196 Rainy Branch Drive, Clyde, N.C., 28721.

Magola C. Palmer
Magola Caldwell Palmer, 97, of 163 Doxton Drive, Waynesville, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000, at Britthaven Nursing Home.
Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville is in charge of arrangements.

Shirley C. Rogers
Haywood County native
Shirley Lee Gibson Rogers, 47, formerly of Waynesville, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2000, at Haywood Regional Medical Center.
A native of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late Otis Leland Carl and Mae Collie Gibson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert McKinley Rogers.
Surviving are three daughters, Angie Kibler of Effort, Pa., Shelia Russell of Canton and Pam Schantz of Waynesville; one son, Jason Edward Scott Rogers of White Oak; two sisters, Judy Costa of Asheville and Betty Jones of Kansas; two brothers, Joe Gibson of Kansas and Leland Gibson of York, Pa.; and eight grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at noon Friday at Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville. The Rev. T.M. Gibson will officiate. Burial will be in Sunburst Cemetery.

William N. Morgan
CANTON -- William Norman Morgan, 85, of Canton, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000, at the Brian Center.
Wells Funeral Home in Canton is in charge of arrangements.

George W. McCorkle
BOCA RATON, Fla -- George W. McCorkle, 68, of Boca Raton, Fla., formerly of Maggie Valley, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, at the Boca Raton Community Hospital.
He was the principal at Central Elementary School from 1975 to 1991. He served as past president of Kiwanis. After retired in 1991 he returned to Boca Raton. He was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church.
Surviving are his mother, Margaret Meinhard of Lakeland, Fla.; one son, Tim McCorkle of Boca Raton, Fla.; two daughters and their husbands, Julie and David Caldwell of Waynesville, and Lisa and Mike Greene of Clyde; and three grandchildren.
A mass of Christian burial was celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Jude Catholic Church in Boca Raton. A private family burial took place at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla.
Memorials may be made to the St. Jude Catholic Church.
The Robert J. Babione Funeral Home of Boca Raton was in charge of arrangements.

Annie M.Grooms
Jackson County native
PELZER, S.C. -- Annie Morgan Grooms, 76, of 3612 West Georgia Road, Pelzer, S.C., died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000. at Greenville Memorial Hospital.
A native of Jackson County, she was a daughter of the late Leeman Kelly and Lydia Brooks Morgan. She retired from Stone Manufacturing Co.. She attended Waycross Baptist Church and was a member of the Debra Sunday school class.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Grooms; a brother, L. C. Morgan; and two infant sisters, Helen and Irene Morgan.
Surviving are three daughters, Diana G. Waite of Deery, N.H., Nancy G. Henderson of the home, and Carlene G. Hipp of Orlando, Fla.; one son, Steven D. Grooms of Columbia, S.C.; seven sisters, Mildred Rathbone, Frankie Warren, Janie James, Johnny Kilby, all of Waynesville, Brenda Cochran and Barbara Putnam, both of Clyde, Georgia Wilman of Idaho; one brother, Jerry Morgan of Tennessee; and nine grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Garrett Funeral Home. The Rev. Clark Ford officiated. Burial was in Greenhill Cemetery.
The family received friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Gray Mortuary in Pelzer was in charge of arrangements.

Elizabeth T. Shepard
Cherokee County native
LEXINGTON -- Elizabeth Taylor Shepard, 94, of Golden Age, Lexington, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, at Golden Age.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the daughter of the William Harold Taylor and Mary Davis Taylor. She was a homemaker and a member of the East Sylva Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John R. Shepard.
Surviving is her sister, Nina Arwood of Burlington.
Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Fairview Memorial Gardens in Sylva. The Rev. Charles Dean officiated.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Davidson Funeral Home in Lexington and other times at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Taylor in Linwood.

Florence M. Stalder
Retired registered nurse
Florence Madlyn French Stalder, 83, of 342 Hall Top Road, Waynesville, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, at Haywood Regional Medical Center.
A native of Aiken, Penn., she had been a summer resident of Haywood County for 20 years and a permanent resident for the last four years. She was the daughter of the late Frank B. and Olive Lamb French. She was a retired registered nurse and Medicare supervisor with Blue Cross & Blue SHield of Florida. She was a member of Canton Presbyterian Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis C. Stalder, who died in January 1996; a sister, Elizabeth French; and a brother, Robert French.
Surviving is her sister, Ruth Hall of Lees Summit, Mo.
No services are planned.
Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville is in charge of arrangements.

Edward Canup
G. P. Graphics employee
Edward (Ed) L. Canup, 62, of Waynesville, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000, at his home.
A native of Knoxville, Tenn., he was employed by G.P. Graphics as a offset printing pressman prior to the onset of his illness.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charlie Canup; and his son, Brian Edward.
Surviving are his wife, Judith Irene; daughter, Katrina Canup of Knoxville, Tenn.; his mother Geneva Canup of Knoxville; one brother, Ken Canup of Seymour, Tenn.; one brother, Marvin Canup of Lawton, Okla.; and two granddaughters.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Cemetery in Knoxville.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Garrett Funeral Home.

Thomas H. Brooks
Farmer
LEICESTER -- Thomas H. Brooks, 95, of 159 Brooks Branch Road, Leicester, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, at Mission St. Joseph’s Health System.
A native of Buncombe County, he was the son of the late Thomas Andrew and Edith Warren Brooks. He was a farmer.
Surviving are his wife, Molly Ledbetter Brooks; three sons, Ronald, Charles, Billy and Tommie Lee Brooks, all of Leicester; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Wells Funeral Homes in Canton. The Rev. Furman Wilson officiated. Burial was in Zion Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Leicester.
Pallbearers were Shannon Mull, Morris and Van Mehaffey, and Billy Ray, Jimmy Lee and Ronnie Brooks.
The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

R.L. Corbin
Post office retiree
R.L. Corbin, 72, 85 Corbin Lane, Waynesville, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2000, at his home.
A native of Haywood County, he was the son of the late Bill and Ella Arrington Corbin. He retired in 1988 as a rural mail carrier with 27 years of service with the Waynesville Post Office. He was a member of Pleasant Balsam Baptist Church. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Waynesville VFW Post 5202.
Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Edith Crawford Corbin; two daughters, Joan Trull of Arden and Gail Kirkendall of Balsam; one son, Robby Corbin of Balsam; two brothers, Arthur Corbin of Waynesville and Kenneth Corbin of Toney, Ala.; six grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.
Services were held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville. The Rev. Ray Sharpe officiated. Burial was in Red Bank Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by the Waynesville VFW Post 5202 and the American Legion Post 47.
Pallbearers were Mike, Buddy and Michael Corbin, Jonathan Trull, Jason Kirkendall, Michael Greene, Brian Knight and Bart Campbell.
The family received friends from 7 to to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Red Bank Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 645, Waynesville, N.C., 28786.


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