Miscellaneous Haywood County, North Carolina Obituaries - 2000

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Rev. Ernest Dugan Jr.
Retired Methodist minister
LAKE JUNALUSKA -- The Rev. Ernest Dugan Jr., 86, of Lake Junaluska, died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at Haywood Regional Medical Center.
A native of Anderson, S.C., he was the son of the late Ernest and Eleanor Margaret Nelson Dugan Sr. He retired from the Methodist ministry and was part of the ministry of Long’s Chapel United Methodist Church. He was also a member of both the Holston Conference and South Carolina Conference.
Surviving are his wife, Marian Eakin Dugan; three sons, Samuel Dugan of Colorado Springs, Colo., John Dugan of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Daniel Dugan, of Summerville, S.C.; one daughter, Mary Ann Buckley of North Stonington, Conn.; three brothers, Nelson Dugan of Charleston, S.C., Obadiah Dugan of Arlington, Va., and Samuel Dugan of Mount Pleasant, S.C.; one sister, Elisabeth McCullough of Whiten, N.J.; and six grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Friday at Long’s Chapel United Methodist Church. The Rev. Robert Fuquay officiated. Burial was in Garrett-Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were members of the Mens’ Emmaus Prayer Group. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Kiwanis Club.
The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Long’s Chapel United Methodist Church Building Fund, Lake Junaluska; or to the Asbury Theological Seminary Student Scholarship Fund, 204 N. Lexington Ave., Wilmore, Ky., 40390-1199.
Garrett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Emmaleigha R. Brown
Infant
Emmaleigha Rae Brown, infant daughter of Marcia Christy Rae Messer and Carroll Ray Brown Jr. of Waynesville, died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at Harris Regional Hospital.
Surviving in addition to her parents, are her grandparents, Carroll Ray and Sandra Green Brown of Bethel and Everett D. and Nina Russell Messer of Waynesville; great-grandparents, Mildred Brown of Bethel, Pearl Setzers of Candler and Ransom “Buddy” Russell of Waynesville.
Graveside services were held at 4 p.m. Friday at Garrett-Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Jason Ledford will officiate.
Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville was in charge of funeral arrangements.

Roy M. Deaver
Champion retiree
CANTON -- Roy Morris Deaver, 83, 952 Dix Creek Road, Canton, died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at his home.
A lifelong resident of Hay-wood County, he was the son of the late Loranzo and Iva Munday Deaver. He retired from Champion International and was an Army veteran serving in World War II.
Surviving are his wife, Nicie Stamey Deaver; a daughter and her husband, Linda and Steve Singleton of Canton; a son and his wife, Michael Terry and Gloria Deaver of Waynesville; and two grandchildren.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Friday at Wells Funeral Homes in Canton. The Revs. Perry Brindley and James Burress officiated. Burial was in Zion Baptist Cemetery.
The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

R. Tom McCracken
Virginia native
CANTON -- Richard Thomas “Tom” McCracken, 58, of Canton, died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, died at his home.
A native of Richmond, Va., he had lived in Haywood County most of his life. He was a son of E.W. “Pappy” and Katherine Hyatt McCracken of Waynesville. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Waynesville, Waynesville Masonic Lodge 259 AF&AM, the Waynesville Chapter 165 of The Order of the Eastern Star, where he was a past patron, and a member of the Haywood County Shriners.
Surviving in addition to his parents, are his wife of 40 years, Sue Hall McCracken; three daughters, Phyllis Aughe and Martha Blalock, both of Canton, and Mary Denton of Mendon, Mass.; one sister, Martha Rector of Waynesville; and six grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wells Funeral Homes in Canton. The Rev. Greg Metcalf will officiate. Burial will take place on the family property with Masonic graveside rites by the Waynesville Masonic Lodge 259 AF&AM. The lodge will open at noon Saturday.
The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home with an Eastern Star service at 8:45 p.m. At other times the family will be at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Martha and Jay Blalock, 32 Poplar St., Canton.
Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, S.C., 29605; or Oxford Orphanage, Oxford, N.C. 27565.

Hilda S. Vance
Haywood County native
CANTON -- Hilda Kate Scroggs Vance, 88, of 95 North Main St., Canton, died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at Arrow Head Cove.
A lifelong resident of Haywood County, he was the daughter of the late Andrew and Miranda McCurdy Scroggs. She was a former employee of Champion International and also was a library assistant at the Canton Public Library and Pisgah High School. She was a member of Canton Presbyterian Church, where she served as a deacon, elder and secretary for many former pastors. She was a member of the Ladies Circle and the Asheville Hiking Club and was a volunteer with Meals on Wheels.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Samuel Vance, who died in 1984; and a son, Martin James Vance.
Surviving are two daughters, Lynn S. Vance of Longview, Wash., and Phyllis D. Vance of Maggie Valley; one brother, Everett Scroggs of Canton; two grandsons; and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Canton Presbyterian Church. The Revs. Dr. James Aydelotte and Dr. W. Riley Covin will officiate. Burial will be in Bon-A-Venture Cemetery on the Old Clyde Road.
Pallbearers will be Terry Scroggs, Roy Vance Sharp, Joe Proben, Jimmy Johnson, Jack Blythe and Clyde Reece. Ned Morris will serve as honorary pallbearer.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Wells Funeral Home in Canton.
Memorials may be made to the Canton Presbyterian Church, 190 Main Street, Canton, N.C., 28716; or to the one’s favorite charity.

Clifford L. Fisher
Security guard
ASHEVILLE -- Clifford Leon Fisher, 57, of 14 Reynolds Road and Davis Creek Road, Candler, died Monday, March 6, 2000, in the V.A. Nursing Home.
A native and lifelong resident of Buncombe County, he was the son of the late Rufus Leon and Orla Mae Rhoads Fisher. He worked as a security guard with Sayles Biltmore Bleacheries and Clark Equipment Co.
Surviving are one sister, Linda F. Warren of Waynesville.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the chapel of Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue. The Rev. Carson Mosely officiated. Burial was in Grandview Baptist Church Cemetery in Madison County.
The family received friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Margaret Z. Keener
Greensboro native
CANTON -- Margaret Peggy Ziglar Keener, 89, of 2044 Newfound Road, Canton, died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at her home.
A native of Greensboro, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Vaulie and Daisy Alberta Holder Ziglar.
She was a member of Canton Central United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, North Hominy Community Development and a charter member of the Canton Garden Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh C. Keener, who died in 1987.
Surviving are one sister, Eva Z. Wells of Sun City, Calif.; and one brother, Norman S. Ziglar of Greensboro.
Services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Wells Funeral Home in Canton. The Rev. C. Jack Caudill will officiate. Burial will be in Locust Field Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m Saturday at the funeral home.

Helen Ray
Helen Ray, 91, of Waynesville, died Friday, March 10, 2000, at Haywood Regional Medical Center.
Garrett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Bill Plott
Mail carrier
William M. “Bill” Plott, 78, of Plott Creek Road, Waynesville, died Friday, March 10, 2000, at his home.
A native of Haywood County, he was the son of the late Henry Vaughn and Faye Snyder Plott. He was a graduate of Waynesville Township High School and was an alumni of Western Carolina University. He was U.S. Post Office rural mail carrier retiring in 1976. He was an Air Force veteran have served during World War II and also retired as lieutenant colonel from the Air Force Reserve in October 1981.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Fred Henry Plott.
Surviving are his wife, Ruth Benham Plott; one daughter, Patricia Plott Edwards of Alexandria, Va; one son, Lt. Commander William George Plott and his wife Tracie Woods Plott of Bahrain; one sister, Lois Plott Ketner of Waynesville; and two grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church of Waynesville. Glen W. Brown and the Rev. Dr. Jack C. Bishop officiated. Burial was in Garrett/Hillcrest Memorial Gardens with military honors and graveside rites conducted by the U.S. Air Force.
Pallbearers were Jonathan, James and David Benham, Johnny Plott, Glenn Brown, Mike Leatherwood, Arthur Paul Evans, Frank Queen, Jack Britt, Odell Wyatt, Terry Caldwell and Ken Hollifield.
The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville. At other times, the family was at the home.
Memorials may be made to the Haywood Regional Medical Center Hospice, 560 Leroy George Drive, Clyde, N.C., 28721.

Dewey R. Lanning
Retired cook
CLYDE -- Dewey Ronald Lanning, 72, of 47 Morgan St., Clyde, died Friday, March 10, 2000, at Haywood Regional Medical Center.
A native of Haywood County, he was the son of the late Dolphus and Vina Chandler Lanning. He retired from Tim’s Restaurant as a short order cook.
Surviving are one son, Ronald Lanning of Clyde; one daughter, Esther Wells of Lincolnton; three sisters, Ella Mae Beck, Lula Faye Golden and Rebecca J. Curtis, all of Waynesville; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville. The Rev. Rick Mehaffey will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. At other times the family will be at the home of the son, Ronald Lanning, 45 Grant Place, Clyde.
Memorials may be made to the Eden Fund of Britthaven of Clyde, P.O. Box 459, Clyde, N.C., 28721.

Helen C. Ray
Retired bookkeeper
Helen Conley Ray, 91, of Waynesville, died Friday, March 10, 2000, at Haywood Regional Medical Center.
A native of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late Charles Edwin and Minnie Shelton Ray. She worked as a bookkeeper for her families business. She had attended Agnes-Scott College in Georgia.
She was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.
Surviving are two sisters, Frances E. Ray and Rosalyn R. Johnson; two nieces, Sharon L. Ray and Suzanne S. Wiggins; and three nephews, Thomas M., James E. and William S. Ray Jr.
Graveside services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Greenhill Cemetery. The Rev. David Melton officiated.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Garrett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Elmer L. Hannah
Mechanic
Elmer Luther Hannah, 84, of Queen’s Retirement Home, died Friday, March 10, 2000, at Haywood Regional Medical Center.
A native of Little Cataloochee, he was the son of the late Blaine and Dora Hicks Hannah. He was an automotive mechanic and a graduate of Fruitland Bible College. He was a Army veteran having served during World War II. He was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Lewis, Frank, Earl and Edward Hannah; and by three sisters, Sadie Woods, Evelyn Raines and Doris Henry.
Surviving are four sons and daughters-in-law, Roger D. and Letha Hannah of Waynesville, Richard and Lydia Hannah of Goshen, Ind., Billy and Anita Hannah of Bethel, and Gary and Patricia Hannah of Clyde; two daughters, Viola Ferguson of Waynesville and Joyce and her husband, Carroll Trantham of Clyde; one sister, Dorothy Grooms of Maggie Valley; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville. The Revs. Paul Carden and Roy Kilby officiated. Committal services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at Hannah Cemetery, Little Cataloochee.
Pallbearers were Bill Frisks, Daryl Hannah, William Ewart, Jule Evans, Tim Messer, Johnny Rogers and Carroll Trantham.
The family received friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. At other times, the family was at the home of the son, Roger D. Hannah, 246 Browning Road, Waynesville.
Memorials may be made to Haywood County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 931, Waynesville, N.C., 28786.

Joseph King
CANTON -- Joseph King, 56, of 630 Terrace Drive, Canton, died Saturday, March 11, 2000, at Haywood Regional Medical Center.
Crawford/Ray Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

William E. Thomason
Navy veteran
CANTON -- William Edward Thomason, 75, 25 King St., Canton, died Friday, March 10, 2000, at his home.
A native of Franklin Parish, La., and the son of the late Jack and Susie Dampier Thomason. He was a member of the Wings of Love Church in Candler and was a Navy veteran serving during World War II.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Ann Thomason; and a son, James Edward Thomason.
Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Mattie Thomason; three daughters, Sue Ellen Woods of Candler, Jackie Carolyn Fontana of West Monroe, La., and Rhonda Renee Thomason of Canton; one son, Tommy Lee Thomason of Canton; one sister, Melissa Arno of Louisiana.; eight grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.
Services were held at 4 p.m. Monday, at Wells Funeral Homes in Canton. The Rev. Harold Gudger will officiate. Burial will be in Bon-A-Venture Cemetery, Old Clyde Road.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Bon-A-Venture Cemetery Maintenance Fund, 32 Rhoda St., Canton, N.C. 28716; or the American Cancer Society, 90 Stiles Road, Canton, N.C., 28716.

Carl D. “Wolf” Hooper
Retired truck driver
Carl D. “Wolf” Hooper, 82, of Waynesville, died Wednesday, March 15, 2000, at Haywood Regional Medical Center.
A native of Jackson County, he was the son of the George and Nell Pressley Hooper. He was a retired truck driver for Phillips Petroleum Co. with more than 30 years of service. He was a member of the Hazelwood Baptist Church and was a Sunday school teacher. He was a member of the Masonic Temple of Waynesville Lodge.
Surviving are his wife, Wilma Moss Hooper; two sons, Ross Hooper and Gary Hooper, both of Waynesville; one daughter, Carlene Madison of High Point; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hazelwood Baptist Church. The Rev. Don Letzring will officiate. Burial will be at Garrett-Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Waynesville Masonic Lodge 259 AF&AM will perform the graveside rites. The lodge will be open at 12:30 p.m. Sunday.
Pallbearers are Bob Palmer, Joe Palmer, Ron Dalton, Ed Leatherwood, Fred Buchanan and Dusty Destefano.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. at Garrett Funeral Home
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hazelwood Baptist Church.

Roy Reece
Heavy equipment operator
EASLEY, S.C. -- Roy Reece, 55, of 323 Sandle Wood Road, Easley, S.C., and formerly of Travelers Rest, S.C., died Wednesday, March 15, 2000, at Greenville Memorial Medical Center.
A native of Buncombe County, he was the son of the late Rufus and Genevive Corn Reece. He was of the Baptist faith and worked as a heavy equipment operator.
Surviving are his wife, Linda G. Flynn Reece; one daughter, Cindy Lingerfelt of Easley; five sons, Steve, Roy Wayne and Dusty Reece, all of Travelers Rest, Charles Ray Reece of Greenville, S.C., and Paul Reece of Easley; one foster son, Daniel Nailie of Denver, Colo.; five sisters, Mary Lee of Waynesville, Betty Calloway and Alma Williams, both of Asheville, Emma Cochran and Kathy Penland, both of Clyde; one brother, Paul Reece of Canton; 12 grandchildren.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Friday at The Howze Chapel. Burial was in Cherry Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 Thursday at The Howze Mortuary and at other times the family will be at the home.

A. Carson Foster
Millwright mechanic
CRUSO -- Alvin Carson Foster, 75, of Cruso, died on Sunday, March 12, 2000, at his home.
A native of Madison County, he was the son of the late William and O’Bera Rainey Foster. He was a millwright mechanic with Fabricon Products for more than 40 years. He was a Navy veteran serving during World War II in the Sea-Bees. He had lived in Romulus, Mich., before moving to Haywood County in 1988.
He was preceded in death by one son, Keith Foster, who died in 1992; and one sister, Pauline Foster.
Surviving are his wife, Sue Eva Dixon Foster; one daughter, Elaine Foster of Marquette, Mich.; and one son-in-law, Michael Loukinen of Marquette, Mich.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cruso United Methodist Church. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Susan Pillsbury will officiate. Burial will be held at New Cruso Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 18 at the funeral home. Friends are invited to the church from noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday for refreshments and fellowship.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Foundation; Hospice of Haywood County or to the Cruso Methodist Church -- Building Fund.
Garrett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sarah Wicker
Retired education director
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Sarah Hemingway Wicker, 71, of St. Augustine, Fla., and Lake Junaluska, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2000, at her home.
A nave of Kingstree, S.C., she had lived in St. Augustine for several years and had lived at Lake Junaluska since 1959. She was a retired Christian education director and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of St. Augustine.
She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. William A. Wicker.
Surviving are two daughters, Judy Wicker Maynard of Midlothian, Va., and Susan Wicker Pinson of Melrose, Fla., two sons, John Rufus Wicker of St. Augustine and Robert Rhem Wicker of Tampa; one brother, Furney R. Hemingway of Atlanta, Ga.; and six grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m.Tuesday, Feb. 29, at First United Methodist Church of St. Augustine.
Memorials may be made to the Methodist Children’s Home, P.O. Box 6299, Deltona, FL 32728.
Craig Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Robert B. Mitchell
Waynesville native
FAYETTEVILLE -- Robert B. Mitchell, 67, of 1029 Jimree Ave., Fayetteville, died Thursday, March 16, at his home.
A native of Waynesville, he was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars.
Surviving are his wife, Clariece Mitchell; one son, Robert Mitchell Jr. of the home; one daughter, Pamela Leigh Morgan of Stedman; one brother, Harry Mitchell of Bryson City; three sisters, Grace Henderson of Charlotte, Helen Pappajohn and Ann Mitchell, both of California; and two grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Lafayette Memorial Park. The Rev. Ron Cannon will officiate.
Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Hazel M. Kelley
Hazel Olene Marcus Kelley, 87, of Waynesville, died Saturday, March 18, at her home.
A native of Graham County, she was the daughter of the late James Rufus and Cordeila West Marcus. She was a homemaker and was the oldest member of the Ninevah Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Bob” Roy Kelley; three sons, Robert Wayne, William David and Gerald Eugene Kelley; three sisters, Ethel Grasty, Inez Smith and Myrtle Marcus; two brothers, Fred and Ira Marcus; and one granddaughter, Carolyn Kelley.
Surviving are her daughters, Mary Sue and her husband, Lester Mashburn, and Patsy Olene and her husband, Virgil Messer, all of Waynesville; one son, Daniel H. and his wife, Frankie Kelley of Waynesville; daughters-in-law Mary Lou Kelley of Hampton, Va., and Carolyn Kelley of Canton; one sister, Helen Barnett of Waynesville; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ninevah Baptist Church in Waynesville. The Revs. Claude Conard and Bobby Rogers will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenhill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be David Kelley, Al Messer, Stephen Kelley, Ricky Mashburn, Doug Cabe and Bill Hollingsworth.
The family will receive friends form 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday at Garrett Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Haywood County or Ninevah Baptist Church.

Willard F. Meeker
ASHEVILLE -- Willard Franklin Meeker , 83, of 124 Far Horizons Lane, Givens Estates, Asheville, died Sunday, March 19, 2000.
A native of Clarington, Ohio, he was the son of G.W. and Bessie Meeker. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Ohio and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He was an acoustical engineer for 10 years in the research department of Stromberg Carlson, Rochester, N.Y. He then worked for 31 years as an electrical/acoustical engineer for RCA, Camden, N.J. In 1985 he was awarded RCA’s David Sarnoff Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement. He was a life member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and a Fellow in the Acoustical Society of America. For 37 years he was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Collingswood, N.J., serving in many capacities. For the past 10 years he has been a member of the First United Methodist Church of Waynesville, and was a member of the Asbury Bible Sunday School Class.
He was preceded in death by his son, Lynn Alan Meeker, who died in 1967, a sister, Freda Meeker; and a brother, Waldo Meeker.
Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Betty Jane Lancaster Meeker; one daughter and son-in-law, Patrice and Dr. Michael Masters of Clyde; one sister, Grace Volk of Oak Ridge, Tenn.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville. The Revs. David Melton, Horwood Myers and Jane Curran will officiate. Burial will be in Garrett-Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Asbury Bible School Class and the “Street People” of Far Horizons Lane, Givens Estates.
The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Givens Estates Supplemental Assistance Fund, 2360 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville, N.C., 28803; or to Mountain Area Hospice, P.O. Box 16, Asheville, N.C., 28802.

Dennis “Dink” Caldwell
CANTON -- Dennis “Dink” Caldwell, 85, of Canton, died Sunday, March 19, 2000, at the Canton Health Care Center.
A native of Haywood County, he was the son of the late Allen T. and Rachel M. Messer Caldwell. He was an automobile mechanic for many years. He was a member of Ninevah Baptist Church and a member VFW Post 5202 of Waynesville.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Moody Caldwell; and Noble Grant Hannah.
Surviving are his wife, Edith Robinson Caldwell of Canton; six daughters, Margie Moody of Waynesville, Mary Jo Baxter of Newport, Tenn., Carolyn Clarke of Waynesville, Peggy Roberts of Waynesville, Mary Ruth Ward of Spartanburg, S.C., and Juanita Adams of Gastonia; two sons, Clifford and Steve Hannah, both of Gastonia; two brothers; 41 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Garrett Funeral Home. The Rev. Wayne Carson will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenhill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Maggie Deweese
Maggie Deweese of Waynesville died Sunday, March 19, 2000.
Garrett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Rev. Miles A. McLean
LINCOLNTON -- The Rev. Miles A. McLean, 87, 1607 Country Club Road, Lincolnton, died on March 15, 2000, at his home.
A native of Lincoln County, he was educated at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Yale University Divinity School. He was an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church and was a member of the Western North Carolina Conference. He served as pastor to congregations in Connecticut and Florida from 1935 to 1941. He then returned to North Carolina and served as pastor to the following churches: Long’s Chapel at Lake Junaluska, Asbury Memorial in Asheville, Ann Street in Concord, First Methodist and Morning Star in Canton, Asbury in Lincolnton, Bethlehem-Bess Chapel and Pinnacle, New Hope in Lincoln County and Bethea in Bessemer City, serving a total of 51 years. After retirement he was honored as minister emeritus by Asbury United Methodist Church in Lincolnton.
Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Margaret Rood McLean; two daughters, Carolyn Gilbert and husband, Hoyle, of Charlotte, and Betsy Hardin and husband, Wannamaker, of Winston-Salem; one son, Mark A. McLean and wife, Libby, of Walhalla, S.C.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Asbury United Methodist Church in Lincolnton. Bishop Charlene Kammerer, Dr. Wannamaker Hardin, the Revs. Jim Trollinger and Lee Ellis will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Lincoln County, 107 N. Cedar St., Lincolnton, N.C., 28092; or Asbury United Methodist Church (Youth and Children’ Program or the Scout Program), 8097 Asbury Church Road, LIncolnton, N.C., 28092.

Annie D. Stewart
Annie Laurie Turner Duckett Stewart, 87, of 475 Allens Creek Road, Waynesville, died Friday, March 17, 2000, at Autumn Care Nursing Facility in Waynesville.
A native of Cocke County, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late William C. and Sarah E. Stokley Turner. She worked at Wellco Enterprises for 27 years as an inspection supervisor. She was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church where she served as a treasurer for a number of years. She was also a member of the Professional Business Women Association and a state delegate for the Democratic party.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charlie H. Duckett; her second husband, Frank Stewart; three brothers, Herbert, Herman and Len Turner.
Surviving are four children, Charlene Duckett Snyder, Arlene N. Duckett, Stewart W. Duckett, all of Waynesville; and Gene H. Duckett of Lafayette, Calif.; three sisters, Minnie Sue Hixson of Newport, Tenn., Cora Lou Turner of Johnson City, Tenn., and Frances T. Self of Jacksonville, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at Garrett Funeral Home. The Revs. Chris Westmoreland and Roland officiated. Burial was in the Greenhill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bill and Tim Duckett, Greg Earley, Cary Trantham, Brian Ingle and Rick Price.
The family received friends one hour before the service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels.

William Wright
William Wright, 69, of Waynesville, died Saturday, March 18, 2000, at Mission St. Joseph’s Health System.
A native of Henderson County, he was the son of the late Winter and Hazel Arrington Wright. He worked as supervisor and quality control for Dayco for 39 years. He was a member of the Pleasant Balsam Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Hazel Frances Wright.
Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Sylva L. Burnette Wright; four children Cindy Hannah, Becky Jenkins, Debbie Edwards and Roger Wright, all of Waynesville; two sisters, Barbara Montieth of Waynesville and Betty Watkins of Richmond, Va.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Pleasant Balsam Baptist Church. The Rev. Paul Carden officiated. Burial was in Garrett-Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Gary Edwards, David Jenkins, Eddie Hannah, Joe Allen James, Curtis Montieth and Jim Ruff.
The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Garrett Funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Pleasant Balsam Baptist Church Building Fund.

Jereld L. Cogdill
Jereld Lee Cogdill, 64, of Balsam Loop Road, Waynesville, died Saturday, March 18, 2000, at his home.
A native and lifelong resident of Jackson County, he was the son of Charlie Baxter Cogdill of Sylva and the late Dollie Queen Cogdill. He was a self-employed carpenter and was a member of the Balsam Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Ann Cutshaw Cogdill, who died in 1990; a sister, Mozelle Cogdill and a brother, Frank Wilson “Charlie” Cogdill.
Surviving in addition to his father, are four daughters, Anita Freeman and Kay Mills, both of Balsam, Phyllis Bolick of Sylva and Lisa Scruggs of Franklin; two brothers, George Willard Cogdill of Waynesville and Lanny D. Cogdill of Sylva; four sisters, Dixie Crawford, Clarine Norman and Joyce Davis, all of Sylva, and Divola Nicholson of Pisgah Forest; and eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Services were held at 7 p.m. Sunday at Balsam Baptist Church. The Revs. Johnny Swanger and Hardin Nicholson officiated. A private entombment service was held Monday at Garrett-Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the church. At other times, they were at the home.
Memorials may be made to Harris Regional Hospital Hospice, 68 Hospital Road, Sylva, N.C., 28779; or to Balsam Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 280, Balsam N.C., 28707.

Hilda H. Humphries
MAIDEN --Hilda Mae Hoglen Humphries, 55, of 6291 Startown Road Maiden, died Saturday, March 18, 2000.
A native of Haywood County, she had resided in Maiden most of her life. She was formerly employed by Precision Engineering of Hickory and was a member of New Testament Baptist Church in Old Fort. She was the daughter of the late Zemmery and Mary Brown Hoglen.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Roger Hoglen.
Surviving are her husband, Dennis M. Humphries; a daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Russel Parker of Maiden, and a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Humphries of Hickory; a son and daughter-in-law, David Wayne and Robin Crawford of Catawba, and son, Dennis Scott Humphries of Shelby; two sisters, Shirldean McKinney of Asheville and Kathleen Gillis of Dandridge, Tenn. and three grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at New Testament Baptist Church in Old Fort. The Revs. Bill Roan and Harry Kidd will officiate. Burial will be in Crawford/Ray Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
Crawford/Ray Funeral Home in Canton is in charge of arrangements.

H.L. Davis
EL PASO, Texas -- H.L. Davis, 79, of El Paso, Texas, formerly of Waynesville, died Sunday, March 19, 2000, at Providence Hospital in El Paso, Texas.
Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville is in charge of arrangements.
Margaret M. Krug
Margaret Ann Merrill Krug, 73, of 29 Campfire Loop, Waynesville, died Saturday, March 18, 2000, at Canton Health Care Center.
A native of Bowling Green, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Millard Fillmore and Lauretta Margaret White Merrill.
Surviving are two daughters, Terry Werner and her husband, David, of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Leslie Wright of Pittsburgh; her companion, John Meeks; and two grandsons.
A memorial service will be held at 11a.m. Wednesday at Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville. The Rev. Riley Covin will officiate.
Memorial may be made to Haywood Regional Medical Center Hospice, 560 Leroy George Drive, Clyde, N.C., 28721.


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