Miscellaneous Haywood County, North Carolina Obituaries - 2000

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Etta M. Sharpe
Etta Mae Sharpe, 72, of the Ninevah community, Waynes-ville, died Thursday, Feb. 3, at Haywood Regional Medical Center.
A native of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late Gary and Pearl Moore Smith.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Hill Sharpe; and one brother, Jack Smith.
Surviving are one daughter, Katherine Rathbone of Clyde; one son, Clarence “Peanut” Sharpe of Florida; three sisters, Mary Bell Grasty of Waynesville, Barbara Snyder of Canton and Ruby Wilson of Candler; two brothers, Kenneth Smith of Waynesville and Joe Smith of Texas; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Ninevah Baptist Church of which she was a member. The Revs. Bobby Rogers and Tim Owens will officiate. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville and at other times will be at the home of Katherine Rathbone, 10 Thomas Lane in Clyde.

Lonnie Medford
Contractor
CANTON -- Lonnie “Sach” Medford, 76, of 44 Carson St., Canton, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000, at Canton Health Care Center.
A native of Haywood County, he was the son of the late William and Fannie Green Medford. He worked with Carellma Home Improvement as a carpenter and painter and was a private contractor. He was a member of Welcome Hill Baptist Church and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Philippines.
He was preceded in death by grandchildren, Ronnie Grind-staff and Angela Schrader.
Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Verna Gibson Medford; one son, Kenneth Gerald Medford of Canton; one stepson, Roy Grindstaff of Mooresville; one stepdaughter, Brenda Burnette of Canton; four sisters, Nancy Gregori of Charlottesville, Wash., Hester Zapien of Buckley, W.Va., Grace Wright of Canton and Pearl Radford of Asheville; one brother, Charlie Medford of Asheville; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Wells Funeral Home in Canton. The Revs. Ronnie Jenkins, Anthony Green and Shane Baker will officiate. Burial will be in Crawford/Ray Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Scott and Chad Ashe, Scott Conard, Randy Jones and Kevin and Kenneth Paxton.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Sam A. Gaddis
DOT retiree
Sam Arlo Gaddis, 73, of 85 Earl Lane, Waynesville, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000, at Haywood Regional Medical Center.
A native of Haywood County, he was the son of the late Sam E. and Myrtle Price Gaddis Gray. He retired in 1984 from the N.C. Department of Transportation. He was an Army veteran serving in World War II.
He was preceded in death by a son, Wayne Gaddis.
Surviving are his wife, Macel Phillips Gaddis; one daughter, Brenda Gaddis of Waynesville; two sons, Sam Gaddis of Clyde and Timothy Gaddis of Waynesville; one brother, Pat Noland of Clyde; nine grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville. The Rev. Billy Ferguson will officiate. Burial will be in GreenhIll Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Shane, Cheyenne and Chisum Wilson, Chad Gaddis, Troy Phillips and Tommy Owens.
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 of the son, 135 Rebel Lane, Clyde.
Memorials may be made to one’s favorite charity.

Robert Robertson Jr.
Army veteran
POCOMOKE CITY, Md. -- Robert Harlan Robertson Jr., 84, of Gull Creek Retirement Community, formerly of Pocomoke City, Md., died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000, at the Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md.
A native of Pocomoke City, Md., he was the son of the late R. Harlan and Gertrude Kerns Robertson. He graduated from Pocomoke High School, attended Augusta Military Academy, Fort Defiance, Va., and graduated from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania in 1937. He was a World War II veteran serving as a lieutenant in the Army in Italy and United States. He was a retired owner of Pocomoke Foundry and Machine Works and Robertson Brothers Mechanical Contracting in Pocomoke City, Md.
An active lifelong member of Pitts Creek Presbyterian Church, he served as an elder, trustee, Sunday school superintendent, cemetery fund chairman, representative of the Synod of the Chesapeake and representative to the Presbyterian General Assembly.
His numerous contributions to the community included 50 years of perfect attendance in the Rotary Club, serving as club president and as a Paul Harris Fellow. Other community involvement included serving on the Pocomoke City Council and as a bank director for Peninsula Bank and when it was formerly known as Eastern Shore National Bank. Charter memberships include the Worcester County Historical Society, where he served as president, and the Nassawango Country Club. He was the chairman of the Worcester County Bicentennial Committee in 1976. He has volunteered with the Habitat for Humanity, Furnace Town and the Julia Purnell Museum in Snow Hill, Md. He and his wife shared the honor of receiving the Worcester County award for “Maryland’s Most Beautiful People” in 1998.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Annie Kerns Schicktanz.
Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Betty Coffman Robertson; two daughters and their husbands, Martha R. and Joseph A. Jackson III of Pocomoke City, Md., and Elizabeth “Betsy” R. and Dr. Daniel M. Boyd of Waynesville; one sister Julia B. Robertson of Pocomoke, Md.; and four grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Pitts Creek Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Richard C. Hughes officiated. Burial was in the Pitts Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
The family received friends at the church one hour prior to the service.
Memorials may be made in his memory to the Pitts Creek Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, c/o Christine McGoogan, Peach Orchard Road, Pocomoke City, Md., 21851; or to the Alzheimer’s Disease Eastern Shore Chapter, 212 West Main St., Salisbury, Md., 21801.
Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin, Md., was in charge of arrangements.

J. L. Brown
Ecusta retiree
BREVARD -- J.L. Brown, 62, Forest Hill Circle, Brevard died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, at Mission St. Joseph’s Health System.
A native of Haywood County, he was the son of the late Robert H. and Annie Frizzell Brown. He retired from Ecusta Corp. and was a Navy veteran.
Surviving are his long-time companion, Bobbie Ann Sherman of Hendersonville; one daughter and her husband, Teresa Brown and John Erwin of Canton; one son, Terry Wayne Brown of Black Mountain; three sisters, Clara Brown of Canton, Vivian Sales of Brevard and Joann Kelly of Asheville; and two granddaughters.
Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Bethel Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home, Canton. At other times the family will be at the homes of John and Teresa Erwin, 12 Dewberry Hill Drive, Canton; or Bobbie Ann Sherman, 104 Leverette Drive, Hendersonville.

Peggy R. Whitt
Virginia native
SOUTH BOSTON, Va. -- Peggy Ratliff Whitt, 65, of 715 Traver St., South Boston, Va., died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000, at her home.
A native of Halifax County, Va., she was the daughter of Charles Stewart Ratliff and Kate K. Kinsler Ratliff. She was a member of the Black Walnut Baptist Church.
She was preceded by one brother, Charles Stewart Ratliff Jr.
Surviving are her husband, George Henry Whitt; three daughters, Annette D. Mallory of Norcross, Ga., Susan Tracey Whitt and Linda Whitt Harris, both of South Boston; two sons, David Duncan of Clyde, and Stewart Thomas Whitt of Alton, Va.; two sisters, Virginia R. Kelly and Alice R. Grenshaw, both of South Boston; three brothers, Gene Durwood Ratliff of Spartanburg, S.C., Milston Mitchell Ratliff and Riley L. Ratliff, both of South Boston; and two grandsons.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Friday at Powell Funeral Home in South Boston. The Rev. Andy Patterson officiated. Burial was in Halifax Memorial Gardens.
The family received friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Halifax County Rescue Squad; the Halifax County Cancer Association; or a charity of your choice.

Robert L. Caldwell
Haywood County native
SYLVA -- Robert Lawson “Bob” Caldwell, 85, of Ensley Adult Care of Sylva, formerly of Waynesville, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, at Harris Regional Hospital.
A native of Haywood County, he was the son of the late William and Inez Dotson Caldwell. He retired from Smith Drug Store with more than 39 years of service. He was a member, deacon, trustee and Sunday school teacher of Ratcliffe Cove Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ernest and Jim Caldwell.
Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Mary Creola Williams Caldwell; one daughter and her husband, Vickey and Terry Dillard of Sylva; two sons and their wives, Robert Kevin and Lisa Caldwell of Florence, Ala., and David Nevin and Jill Caldwell of New Town, Conn.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville. The Revs. Charles Dean and Doug Brown officiated. Burial was in Ratcliffe Cove Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Guy Dillard, Ken Ashe, Dean Reeves, Jeff Edwards, Doug Edwards and Phillip Leopard. Honorary pallbearers were the deacons of Ratcliffe Cove Baptist Church and B.C. Nave.
The family received friends from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. At other times, the family was at the home of Vickey and Terry Dillard, 665 Dillard Town Road, Sylva.
Memorials may be made to Westcare EMS, Sylva Plaza, Sylva, NC 28779 or to Ratcliffe Cove Cemetery Fund, c/o Phyllis Ratcliffe, 75 Keller St., Waynesville, N.C., 28786.
Allie C. Brendell
Enka retiree
CANDLER -- Allie Chambers Brendell, 89, of Pisgah Highway, Candler, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, at her home.
A native of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late John Lewis and Mary Leatherwood Chambers. She had lived in Buncombe County for the last 70 years and retired in 1973 from the American Enka Co. She was a member of Hominy Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Fred D. Brendell Sr., who died in 1999.
Surviving are three sons and their wives, Fred D. and Kitty Brendell of Waynesville, John L. and Joyce Brendell of Candler, and Owen E. and Cheryl Brendell of Hendersonville; one daughter, Mary Brendell Clevinger of Candler; one sister, Cora Chambers of Waynesville; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home. The Rev. Dr. Joe Yelton officiated. Burial will be Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Bessie S. Grasty
Macon County native
Bessie Mae Sprinkle Grasty, 91, of Waynesville, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, at the Brian Center.
A native of Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Lee Bramson and Timothie Lee Curtis Sprinkle. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Edward Grasty Sr.; two sons, James and Wayne Grasty; and one sister, Anna Lee Sprinkle.
Surviving are two sons, William H. Grasty of Cosby, Tenn., and James E. Grasty Jr. of Durham; two sisters, Pearl Wyatt of Britthaven in Clyde and Mamie Lou Powell, of Tacoa, Ga.; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Garrett Funeral Home. The Revs. Lloyd Fish, Todd Royal and Thomas Kemp officiated. Burial was in Greenhill Cemetery.
The family received friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Lonnie Medford
Carpenter
CANTON -- Lonnie “Sach” Medford, 76, of 44 Carson St., Canton, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000, at Canton Health Care Center.
A native of Haywood County, he was the son of the late William and Fannie Green Medford. He worked as a carpenter and painter with Carolina Home Improvement and was a private contractor. He was a member of Welcome Hill Baptist Church and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Philippines.
He was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Ronnie Grindstaff and Angela Shrader.
Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Verna Gibson Medford; one son, Kenneth Gerald Medford of Canton; one stepson, Ray Grindstaff of Mooresville; one stepdaughter, Brenda Burnette of Canton; four sister, Nancy Gregori of Charlottesville, Va., Hester Zapien of Buckley of Washington, Grace Wright of Canton and Pearl Radford of Asheville; one brother, Charlie Medford of Asheville; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wells Funeral Home in Canton. The Revs. Ronnie Jenkins, Anthony Green and Shane Baker officiated. Burial was in Crawford/Ray Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Scott and Chad Ashe, Scott Conard, Randy Jones and Kevin and Kenneth Paxton.
The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Haywood Regional Medical Center Hospice, 560 Leroy George Drive, Clyde, N.C., 28721.

Clarke G. Willard
MAGGIE VALLEY -- Clarke Gilbert Willard, 88, of Maggie Valley, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, at Haywood.

Martha W. McCracken
Haywood County native
SYLVANIA, Ga. -- Martha Washington McCracken, 83, of Sylvania, Ga., died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, at Sylview Nursing Home in Sylvania.
A native of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late Washington Layfette and Harriet Kirkpatrick McCracken. She was a member of Buck Creek United Methodist Church. She was a retired bookkeeper from Evans Lumber Co. in Sylvania, Georgia.
Surviving is a sister, Mozelle McCracken Murray of Waynesville.
Services were held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Greenhill Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Buck Creek United Methodist Church, 2508 Buck Creek Road, Sylvania, Ga., 30467.
Thompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home of Sylvania, Ga., and Garrett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Roy W. Meador
Retired electrician
Roy Washington Meador, 90, of 2246 Ratcliff Cove Road, Waynesville, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2000, at Haywood Regional Medical Center.
A native of Spokane, Wash., he was the son of the late Thomas H. and Fannie Gordon Meador. He was an electrician with Newport News Ship Yard for 27 years and was a member of Ratcliffe Cove Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nora May Francis Meador; two sisters; and six brothers.
Surviving are one daughter, Janet Brooks of Waynesville; one son, Thomas Meador of Maryville, Tenn.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ratcliffe Cove Baptist Church. The Revs. Doug Brown and Dr. Bill Jenkins officiated. Burial was in Ratcliffe Cove Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Garrett Funeral Home.

Leslie L. Leavitt
Virginia native
Leslie Leroy Leavitt, 54, of Martha Road, Waynesville, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, at the Brian Center.
A native of Newport News, Va., died was a former employee of Meadowbrook Resort and Cataloochee Ski Resort in Maggie Valley. He was an Army veteran.
Surviving are a special friend, Alice Overman of Waynesville.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Greenhill Cemetery. Military graveside rites were conducted by Waynesville VFW Post 5202 and American Legion Post 47. The Rev. Jerry Nelson officiated.
Pallbearers were Bill and Ronnie Banks, Sonny Climbingbear, Steve, Terry and Bill Conard.
The family received friends from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville.
Herschel L. Willis
LEXINGTON, Ala. -- Herschel L. Willis, 85, of Lexington, Ala., died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000.
Burial will be in Plains United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Wells Funeral Home in Canton is in charge of arrangements.

Hazel L. Robinson
DILLSBORO -- Hazel L. Robinson, 66, of Hoover Robinson Road, Dillsboro, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, at her home.
Melton-Riddle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Gwen H. Ledford
Jackson County native
CLYDE -- Gwendolyn Ann “Gwen” Hooper Ledford, 52, 80 Cross Creek Lane, Clyde, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, at Harris Regional Hospital.
A native of Jackson County, she was the daughter of George Leon and Myrtle Pressley Hooper. She was a member of Fines Creek Memorial Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband, Gerald Blaine Ledford, two daughters, Tina Mae Haynes and Shree’ Ledford, both of Clyde; one son, James Keith Ledford of Clyde; two brothers, Paul Leon and Buddy Hayes Hooper, both of Waynesville; and two grandsons.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Fines Creek Memorial Baptist Church. The Rev. Jimmy Moore will officiate. Burial will be in Fines Creek Memorial Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Kevin Hatfield, Lynn Hetherington, Nathan Grant, Ricky Haynes, Shane Shuler and Ricky Evans.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville. At other times the family will be at the home.
Nelle J. Ledford
Retired teacher
FINES CREEK -- Nelle Justice Ledford, 86, of Fines Creek, died Thursday, Feb. 10, in Ermo, S.C.
A native of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late Larkin and Pearl Walker Justice. She was a school teacher.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Emery Hugh Ledford.
Surviving are one daughter Zela Kay Evans of Columbia, S.C.; one son, Michael Ledford of Maggie Valley; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Garrett Funeral Home. The Rev. Wallace Britt will officiate. Burial will be in Crawford-Ray Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Herschel L. Willis
Champion retiree
LEXINGTON, Ala. -- Herschel L. Willis, 85, of Lexington, Ala., died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000.
A native of Arkansas, he had resided in Canton for 62 years before moving to Lexington, Ala., in 1998. He was the son of the late Claude and Ruth Willis. He retired from Champion International in 1979 with 36 years of service. He was a member of Killen United Methodist Church in Lexington. During the years he lived in Canton, he was a member of Pigeon River Lodge 386 A.F & A.M. where he was a Past Master, and a life member of Oak Leaf Chapter 81, Order of the Eastern Star. He was a member of the N.C. Cattleman’s Association, a member and past president of North Hominy Community Association and was a active member of the Plains United Methodist Church. He also delivered Meals on Wheels for 25 years. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the European Theater.
Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Juanita Willis; two sons, James Willis of Virginia Beach, Va., and Cecil Willis of Wilmington; one daughter, Sheila Hannah of Killen, Ala; two sisters, Melba Goodyear and Bonnie Willis of Canton; three brothers, Troy, Paul and Dale Willis, all of Canton; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wells Funeral Home in Canton. The Rev. Nathan Elliott will officiate. Burial will be in the Plains United Methodist Church Cemetery with Masonic Graveside Rites by the Pigeon River Lodge No. 386. The lodge will open at noon on Saturday.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Robert L. Caldwell
Haywood County native
SYLVA -- Robert Lawson “Bob” Caldwell, 85, of Ensley Adult Care in Sylva, formerly of Waynesville, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, at Harris Regional Hospital.
A native of Haywood County, he was the son of the late William Mason and Inez Dotson Caldwell. He retired from Smith’s Drug Store with more than 39 years of service. He was a member, deacon, trustee and Sunday school teacher of Ratcliffe Cove Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ernest and Jim Caldwell.
Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Mary Creola Williams Caldwell; one daughter and her husband, Vickey and Terry Dillard of Sylva; two sons and their wives, Robert Kevin and Lisa Caldwell of Florence, Ala., and David Nevin and Jill Caldwell, of New Town, Conn.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville. The Revs. Charles Dean and Doug Brown officiated. Burial was in the Ratcliff Cove Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Guy Dillard, Ken Ashe, Dean Reeves, Jeff Edwards, Doug Edwards and Phillip Leopard. The deacons of Ratcliffe Cove Baptist Church and B.C. Nave served as honorary pallbearers.
The family received friends from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. At other times, the family was at the home of Vickey and Terry Dillard in Sylva.
Memorials may be made to Westcare EMS, Sylva Plaza, Sylva, N.C., 28779; or to Ratcliff Cove Cemetery Fund, c/o Phyllis Ratcliffe, 75 Keller St., Waynesville, N.C., 28786.

Johnnie L. Hill
Dairy farmer
Johnnie Lee Hill, 82, of Waynesville died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, at the Brian Center in Waynesville.
A native of Haywood County, he was the son of the late George Washington and Fannie Rathbone Hill. He worked for 32 years in Haywood County as a dairy farmer. He was a member of the Crabtree Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Laura Louisa Haney Hill; four sisters, Margaret Robinson, Marie Messer, Effie Cagle and Pearl Haney; and two brothers, Bill and William Hill.
Surviving are one daughter, Mildred Moore of Clyde; one son, Johnny E. Hill of Waynesville; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 1 p.m. Friday at Garrett Funeral Home. The Rev. Carl Presnell and Captain Cundiff officiated. Burial was in Crabtree Cemetery
Nephews served as honorary pallbearers.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home Thursday.
Memorials may be made to the Crabtree Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.

Katherine Schmitt
Retired secretary
Katherine Schmitt, 89, of 567 Walker Road, Waynesville, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at her home.
A native of Evansville, Ind., she had lived in Miami, Fla., most of her life. She had resided in Haywood County for the past three years. She was the daughter of the late Samuel and Katherine Schmitt. She was a retired secretary with Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Co. in Miami, Fla., and was a member of St. Margaret Catholic Church in Maggie Valley.
Surviving are one niece, Pamela Elder of Waynesville; and one nephew, Tony Clinger of Tampa, Fla.
A memorial mass will be held at 10 a.m., Monday at St. Margaret Catholic Church in Maggie Valley. The Rev. Frank Doyle will officiate.
Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Evelyn S. Reed
Buncombe County native
CANTON -- Evelyn Smith Reed, 79, of Canton, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, at Silver Bluff Nursing Home.
A native of Buncombe County, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Ola Mae Curlee Smith. She attended East Canton Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Oliver Wendell Reed, who died in 1995.
Surviving are two daughters, Mary Smith of Waynesville and Betty Clark of Charlotte; two sons, Carl Reed of Canton and Don Reed of Dunkirk, Ind.; three sisters, Marie Hipps and Thelma Southers, both of Hendersonville, and Glena Murray of Waynesville; three brothers, James and R.W. Smith, both of Canton, and Don Smith of Michigan; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Wells Funeral Home in Canton. The Revs. David Reed, Ronald Green and Millard Grant will officiate. Burial will be in Bon-A-Venture Cemetery, Newfound Road.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Ted Grasty
Army veteran
Edwin Neil “Ted” Grasty, 64, of 20 Sherrill Drive, Waynesville, died Feb. 10, 2000, at his home.
A native of Haywood County, he was the son of the late John W. and Ethel I. Marcus Grasty. He was an Army veteran and was self-employed. He was a member of Barberville Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and James Grasty.
Surviving are his wife, Marlene Anderson Grasty; one daughter and son-in-law, Tracey G. and David M. Mann of Waynesville; and three brothers, Jack Grasty of Maggie Valley, Kyle Grasty of Waynesville and High Grasty of Rock Hill, S.C.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Barberville Baptist Church. The Revs. Ned Webb, Jerry Nelson and Claude Conard will officiate. Burial will be in Garrett-Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be David, Bobby, Wesley, Steve and Jeff Grasty and Steve Shuler.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church.
Garrett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ruby M. Johnson
Office clerk
Ruby Mae Johnson, age 82, of Branner Ave., Waynesville, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at Haywood Regional Medical Center.
A native of Graham County, she was the daughter of the late William and Jane Golden Johnson. She worked for many years at Western Electric as an office clerk.
Services will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Garrett Funeral Home. Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Johnson Cemetery in Graham County.
The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Marvin E. Mitchell
Former Dayco employee
Marvin Eugene Mitchell, 64, of 116 Oshea Lane, Waynesville, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at the Canton Health Care Center.
A native of Haywood County, he was the son of the late Erastas and Tokie Moore Mitchell. He was a veteran and worked at Dayco as a general laborer.
He was preceded in death by three sisters, Wilda Mae Cagle, Dorothy Meyers and Edna Mitchell; four brothers, Bill, Everette, Johnson and Charles Mitchell.
Surviving are his wife, Naomi Worley Mitchell; two sons, Larry Mitchell of Asheville and Donnie Mitchell of New York, N.Y.; and four grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Garrett Funeral Home. The Rev. 0.J. Skidmore will officiate. Burial will be in Garrett-Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home Saturday.


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