Obituaries

Elaine Barnett, 92, a longtime resident of Cashiers, died on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017 from complications of cancer.

The daughter of Sam and Ann Lewis Beatty, she was born in Youngstown, Ohio on April 8, 1925. She was the first in her family to attend college, at Miami University in Miami, Ohio, where she met her future husband, Dick Barnett.

Marie Teague Cranston, 87, a resident of Highlands and a former resident of Augusta, Georgia, died at Chestnut Hill on Jan. 29, 2018 after a brief illness.

Terry "Butch" Von Waller, 60, of Highlands passed away Saturday, May 5, 2018.

Born in Tampa, Florida, he was the son of Lillian Zachary Waller and the late Albert Lendal Waller.

Don H. Jones passed away at his Florida home in LaBelle on May 1, 2018. Their northern residence is in Cullowhee.

He was born in Morristown, New Jersey on March 21, 1947. Don Jones was the oldest child of the “sibling 7” of the late Donald S. and Jean Jones.

Deborah Teresa Mackie, 61, of Scaly Mountain, passed away Monday, Dec. 11, 2017.

She was born in Winston Salem to the late Hugh Edward and Ollie Ada Styers Mackie.

John Hammond Griffith, 82, of Glenville passed away Sunday, March 18, 2018.

He was born in Washington, D.C., the son of the late John Hammond and Hazel Jaynes Griffith.

Mr. Griffith was a veteran of the United States Army. He was an engineer and was a member of Grace Community Church in Cashiers.

June 14, 1929 -March 10, 2018

Jack Dempsey, beloved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, 88, of Cashiers peacefully left this world on Saturday, March 10, 2018 surrounded by family.

He leaves his legacy through his wife of 66 years, Ginger; two sons, Jack Arthur Dempsey Jr. (Robyn) and Joseph Lyle Dempsey; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Michael L. Jamieson

Michael Jamieson, a longtime resident of Florida, died Thursday, Feb. 22 at his Cashiers home. He was 78 years old.

Marie Teague Cranston, 87, a former resident of Augusta, Georgia, died at Chestnut Hill in Highlands after a brief illness.

The graveside service was at Summerville Cemetery in Augusta, Georgia on Saturday, February 3 at 10  a.m. Officiating clergy included her son-in-law, the Rev. Michael H. Cleckler from All Saints Episcopal Church in Homewood, Alabama.

William Theodore Gary III passed away on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 after a brief illness.

He was predeceased by his father, William Theodore Gary Jr.; his mother, Irene von Kamp Gary; his brother, Albert von Kamp Gary; and his sister, Maude Gary Doris.

Betty Jo Hooper passed away peacefully on Jan. 13, 2018.

She was born Dec. 31, 1931 in Glenville to the late Henry Hayes Hooper and Julia Bryson Hooper.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers Duane, Brownlow and Wendell Hooper; and one half-sister, Bessie Cecil Parker.

Susan Kay Loda, 79, of Traverse City, Michigan died Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 at Grand Traverse Pavilions in Traverse City.

She was born on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1941 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

She was the daughter of Robert and Lois (Rohde) Crabb and stepfather, G. Don Ellis.

John L. “Jack” Tyrer of Fort Myers, Florida, and Cashiers passed away Jan. 24, 2018, at age 90.

He was born in Brockton, Massachusetts to the late Dorothy and Lloyd P. Tyrer, and grew up in nearby West Bridgewater.

John Clark Moore Jr., 98, passed away in peace from natural causes late on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, at home and surrounded by loved ones.

He was a twin, born on Aug. 7, 1919, in Washington, D.C., to Col. John Moore and Alberta Preston Moore.

Richard Lee Ramey Sr. died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 in Highlands.

 

He was born Aug. 6, 1935 in Danville, Virginia, the son of the late Robert Home and Helen Tesh Ramey.

After graduating from North Carolina State College with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mr. Ramey was employed by Duke Power Company for 35 years until his retirement in 1992.

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