Obituaries

Melissa “Missy” Middleton of Sylva passed away Friday, Jan. 18, 2019.

Born Nov. 22, 1969, she was the daughter of Linda Jo Fortner and the late Berlin Cecil Middleton.

Marilyn Woodburn

Marilyn “Bonnie” Bliss McKinstry Woodburn (1932-2019) of Tallahassee, Florida, formerly of Yellow Mountain, passed away into the loving arms of Jesus on Jan. 7, 2019. She was 86.

Friend to all and enemy of none, Emmit Hendrix Jr., 82, of Richmond Hill, Georgia and Sapphire, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018.

Antoinette I. Sculley of Lookout Mountain, Tennessee and former longtime resident of Sapphire, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018.

Marsha Lynn Dishman Warren, 67, returned to her heavenly home on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, after a valiant battle with cancer. She died peacefully surrounded by her loving family. 

James Howell Bryson passed away Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. He was born Dec. 30, 1964.

He leaves behind three children, James Parker, Lilly-Katherine Ada, Beatrice Rae; brothers, Tommy and David Bryson; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Marjorie C. Muntz (nee Wison), 93, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018.

Edward K. “Ed” Mohler III, 84, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018.

A celebration of life service is planned for Tuesday, Nov. 20 at Cashiers United Methodist Church. It will be officiated by the Rev. Dr. Richelle Sampl.

Michael Schmidt, 57, of Cashiers passed away Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018 after a brief illness.

He leaves behind his mother, Sue Schmidt; a brother, Jay; a son, Michael; a daughter, Michelle; and four grandchildren.

UPDATED -- Adair Bryant Simon, 68, of Cashiers died suddenly on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia.

She was a key supporter of the Cashiers Community Library and plateau community theater.

Malise Foster, a longtime resident of Cashiers, died peacefully on Oct. 15, 2018 surrounded by friends and family.

Born in 1936 and raised in Broussard and Lafayette, Louisiana, she was an active member of the Lafayette community for many years prior to moving to Cashiers.

William Joseph Hoak, 71, a resident of Deming, New Mexico, entered eternal rest on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018 at his residence.

He was born on Dec. 12, 1946 in Greensburg, Pennsylvania to Thomas Clark Hoak and Elizabeth Jane Williamson.

Robert Carl Larson lost a long battle with cancer on Oct. 5, 2018.

He was born in Chicago, Illinois on June 16, 1942 to Grace and Russell Larson. He grew up in Edgebrook. Illinois, along with his brother, Philip Larson; and sisters, Catherine Barr and Phyllis Myers.

Mary “Sandra” Dickson Ballentine, 84, passed away Monday, Oct. 1, 2018.

Mrs. Ballentine was born Jan. 8, 1934 in Anderson, South Carolina to the late Harvey and Ruth Dickson.

William D. Calloway, 76, passed away on Sept. 19, 2018.

He was a native Highlander and currently made his home in the Yellow Mountain community of southern Jackson County.

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