February 09, 2016
Obituaries

Anna Cajka Geierman
Anna Cajka Geierman, 79, of Sapphire, passed away on Dec. 9. A native of Michigan, she was a daughter of the late Tom and Frances Fojik Cajka. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Lillian...
Dec 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cleamon Levon Moffitt
Cleamon Levon Moffitt, 64, of Cashiers, passed away Sunday, Dec. 6. He was born in Jackson County, the son of the late Finley Josiah Moffitt and Vylena McCall Moffitt. He was a self‑employed contra...
Dec 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mickey Smith Litchfield
Mickey Smith Litchfield, 65, died on Monday, Nov. 23 at her home in Camden, South Carolina. Born in Camden on May 17, 1950, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Smith (Mildred) and the grandd...
Dec 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cindy Lee ‘Lou’ Childers
Cindy Lee “Lou” Childers, age 60, of Glenville, died Thursday, Nov. 19 at Skyland Care Center in Sylva.  Mrs. Childers was born December 14, 1954 in Salem, New Jersey. Cindy loved shopping and gard...
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bernece Evitt ‘Necie’ Shope
Bernece Elizabeth Houston Evitt Shope, 81, passed on Sunday, Nov. 8 at the CarePartners Solace Center. Mrs. Shope was born in Macon County and was a daughter of the late Sam and Rachel Houston and ...
Nov 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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Roma Ann Rogers
Roma Ann Rogers, 50, of Cullowhee, passed away Sunday, Oct. 25. Born in Babson Park, Florida, she was the daughter of Helen Crawford Holmes and the late Lomax Holmes. In addition to her father, she...
Oct 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
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Judith Gilbert Lanthrop Fields
Judith Gilbert Lanthrop Fields, 81, of Cashiers, died Monday, Oct. 26 at her home. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at the Church of the Good Shepherd.
Oct 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
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Martha E. Downing
Mrs. Martha E. Downing, age 81, of Auburn, Georgia, passed away Oct. 20 at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, Georgia. A native of New Jersey, she was a daughter of the late Ethan and Nancy Roy...
Oct 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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William Van Wyhe
William Van Wyhe of Lake Worth, Florida, passed away at age 80 on Thursday, Oct. 1. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Suzanne Wiegers. He is survived by his wife Janice, Lake Worth; sons Mi...
Oct 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fritz Orr Jr.
Fritz Orr Jr. died peacefully on Oct. 12 after a long illness. He was 81. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Quarles Orr; his son, Fritz Orr III and wife Missy Orr; his daughter, Sallie Orr Peterk...
Oct 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
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Frederick William Orr Jr.
Frederick William Orr Jr., 81, of Quitman, Georgia, died Oct. 12 at Presbyterian Home in Quitman. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Westview Cemetery in Atlanta.
Oct 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lambert Ransom Stewart
Lambert Ransom Stewart, 81, of Cullowhee, passed away Thursday, Sept. 24. Born in Jackson County, he was the son of the late Lambert Ransom Stewart and Polly Williams Stewart. In addition to his pa...
Sep 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 106 106 recommendations | email to a friend
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Richard H. Heenan
Richard H. Heenan, known to all his friends as “Dick,” passed away very peacefully on Sept. 15 in Lake Ridge, Virginia, at the age of 87 as a result of a variety of medical issues. Dick was born Ma...
Sep 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 112 112 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ronald Paul Nelson
Ronald Paul Nelson, age 76, of Cashiers, passed away Sunday, Sept. 6 at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital. He is the son of the late Paul and Catherine Nelson. He is preceded in death by his wife Kathryn...
Sep 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 122 122 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jason Reid Houser
Jason Reid Houser, 45, passed away unexpectedly Aug. 27 at his home in Glenville. Born Sept. 1, 1969, in Titusville, Florida, he was the former assistant manager at Sapphire Valley Recreation Cente...
Sep 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 135 135 recommendations | email to a friend
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John Frederick Coulton
John Frederick Coulton died on Aug. 22 at his home in Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community in Asheville. Mr. Coulton was born on Sept. 11, 1925, in Detroit. He was the son of Frederick Johnston...
Aug 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 135 135 recommendations | email to a friend
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Russell “Quinn” Scott
Russell “Quinn” Scott died on Monday, July 20 in his residence in New Orleans, Louisiana. Quinn was born on October 9, 1986 in Lake Charles, Louisiana, the much loved son of Ronnie and Becky Eagle ...
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 154 154 recommendations | email to a friend
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Theodore “Ted” Perry Smyre
Theodore “Ted” Perry Smyre, 73, of Cullowhee, passed away Friday, July 17. Born in Newton, North Carolina, he was the son of the late Alvin Theodore Smyre and Mattie Hampton Smyre. Ted enjoyed rest...
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 157 157 recommendations | email to a friend
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William (Bill) Green
William (Bill) Green, 85, died Sunday, July 5 at Country Care Assisted Living of Fair Play, South Carolina. A native of Glenville, Mr. Green was the son of the late William Cranston Green and Lacy ...
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 159 159 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elizabeth Whatley Osgood
Elizabeth Whatley Osgood (Beth), of Black Mountain, North Carolina, passed into glory after a brief battle with cancer. Her husband of 62 years, Dick, preceded her into heaven this past September. ...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 154 154 recommendations | email to a friend
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Robert E. Caless
Robert E. Caless of Cashiers died at home on June 28. He was 81. He was a computer programmer/analyst. He loved the mountains of N.C. as well as the many dogs who shared his life. He was a weather ...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 152 152 recommendations | email to a friend
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Betty Lucille Hopkins Potts
Betty Lucille Hopkins Potts, 73, of Greenville, South Carolina, formerly of Franklin, passed away on July 9 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born in Macon County, she was the daughte...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 149 149 recommendations | email to a friend
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Doyle Earnest Rice
Doyle Earnest Rice, 89, of Cashiers, passed away July 2. He was born in Jackson County, the son of the late Barney and Rosie Kelly Rice. He was a caretaker and landscaper, and was a very active mem...
Jul 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 151 151 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mabel Virginia Lord
Mabel Virginia Lord, of Glenville, passed quietly from this earth on June 22 at 87 years old. “Virginia” was residing at Haywood Lodge and Retirement Center in Waynesville at the time of her death....
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 156 156 recommendations | email to a friend
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Theodore “Ted” Charles Meier, Jr.
Theodore “Ted” Charles Meier, Jr. of Tamassee, South Carolina, passed away Wednesday, June 3 at the age of 74. He was born in Buffalo, New York, on June 20, 1940 to Beatrice Helen (Beach) and Theod...
Jun 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 169 169 recommendations | email to a friend
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Edna Coggins
Ms. Edna Coggins, 91, of Rock Hill, South Carolina, passed away Sunday, June 7 at her home. Services for Ms. Coggins will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 10 at Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chape...
Jun 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 167 167 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hilda Aletha Alagood Johnson Blitch
Mrs. Hilda Aletha Alagood Johnson Blitch, loved by many, passed away on Monday, May 18, peacefully at her home on Cowee Ridge surrounded by close friends after a short illness. Hilda was born in Th...
Jun 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 166 166 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rebecca Weathers Doe
Rebecca Weathers Doe, 75, of Sapphire, died May 16. A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, she was the late Sumter Calhoun and Gwendolyn Julia Greene Weathers. Born and raised in Charlotte, she att...
Jun 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 168 168 recommendations | email to a friend
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Charles Daughtry Towers, Jr.
Charles Daughtry Towers, Jr. was promoted to glory on April 30 in Jacksonville, Florida. Charlie was born in Jacksonville on November 9, 1923 and lived most of his life there. He served in the U.S....
May 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 166 166 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mary Jane Passmore Raines
Mary Jane Passmore Raines, 71, was called Home to be with her Heavenly Father and to be together with her parents again on Friday, May 8 at the John F. Keever Solace Center in Asheville. A native o...
May 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 166 166 recommendations | email to a friend
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Merle Arthur Dutton
Merle Arthur Dutton was born Oct. 4, 1927, to Roy and Olga (Millett) Dutton in Lewiston, Maine. He died peacefully at home in Leesburg, Florida, on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. Merle graduated from Edwar...
May 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 167 167 recommendations | email to a friend
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John Lee Tucker
On Sunday, May 3, John Lee Tucker left the Pine Creek Community to go home. He was born December 25, 1944, to parents, Lucile and Wilfred Tucker, who preceded him in death. He is survived by his tw...
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 166 166 recommendations | email to a friend
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