Obituaries

John Huxley, beloved husband of Faye (Mellon) Huxley of Crystal River, Florida and Glenville, passed away on June 18, 2019 at Seven Rivers Medical Center in Crystal River, after a lengthy illness.

He was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on March 3, 1936.

Charles Brightman Skinner, a lifelong resident of Jacksonville, Florida and known to all as a true Southern gentleman, passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at the age of 93. 

Megan Diane McLean

Cashiers’ own Megan Diane McLean, 42, a bright star of the community, lost her tough battle with cancer Saturday, May 25.  Since 2014 when she was first diagnosed with cancer, she has been a fierce warrior fighting this insidious disease.  Although the battle lasted five long years, she always maintained a positive outlook with her big smile -- even offering others support and advice

Gena “GG” Kay Bryson, 56, of Cashiers, passed away Monday, May 13, 2019.

She was a gift shop owner in Cashiers, and she enjoyed flowers and arts and crafts.

Joyce G. Madden, 79, of Cashiers was called home to be with the Lord around 9 p.m. on April 28, 2019.

She was the daughter of the late James Weldon and Ella Mae Gillespie.

John “Bud” M. Kircher, 82, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 3, 2019, at Cleveland Clinic in Weston, Florida.

He was born on April 23, 1937, in Escanaba, Michigan, to Merwin and Marie (Bell) Kircher.

Doris Arnold Wall

The arrival of Doris Arnold into the world coincided with the height of the Great Depression that hit eastern North Carolina particularly hard. Her home, not far from the banks of the muddy Tar river, was not something to brag about and the family struggled to make ends meet.

Betty Rice Henson, 71, of Cashiers, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, Tuesday April 30, 2019.

A native and lifelong resident of Cashiers, she was the daughter of the late Edd and Gracie Rice.

Julia Debra “Debbie” Sherman, 64, Big Ridge Road, Glenville, passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2019 from complications of congestive heart failure.

She was the eldest child of the late George Shook Sr. and Betty Jo Hooper.

Janie “Patsy” Carolyn Penland Fisher, 85, passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2019.

A funeral service is planned for 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 28 in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with the Rev. Andy Cloer officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Moriah Cemetery in the Goldmine community.

Bessie Conner, 72, of Glenville passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at her home.

She was the wife of James Ray Conner and the daughter of the late J.C. and Ella Mae Franks. 

John H. Moss, 74, of Yellow Mountain, passed away Friday April 5, 2019. 

A native and lifelong resident of Jackson County, he was a member of Yellow Mountain Baptist Church.

Betty Rand Coward Stillwell of Six Mile, South Carolina, passed away peacefully on March 30, 2019, surrounded by her family.

She was born in Raleigh, on Jan. 8, 1934, to William Roscoe and Elizabeth Purnell Rand. 

Kenn Sneed Terry, 90, of Vero Beach, Florida, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, March 22, 2019 after a prolonged illness. He was born July 31, 1928 in Memphis, Tennessee to the late William H. and Virginia (Sneed) Terry.

Russell James Kelly, 77, of Cashiers passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Joseph and Frances Kelly.

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