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Peggy L. Rowbottom, 84, of Cashiers, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 7.

 Born in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Clay Price and Phoebe Evitt Price.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Rowbottom. Peggy was a member of Yellow Mountain Baptist Church. She enjoyed working in her yard.

 She is survived by her daughter, Joyce Bumgarner of Lake Toxaway, North Carolina; her son, Thad Buchanan (Melissa) of Prineville, Oregon; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and extended family, Carl and Brenda Stewart and family.

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Marshall Carr Ferrell, Jr., age 90, a summer resident of Glenville, North Carolina passed away at his home in Tampa, Florida on January 23, 2017.  He had been in poor health for many years.

Marshall and his family built their home in Big Ridge Subdivision in 1972 and enjoyed being there during the summer months. They enjoyed their view of the mountains, but enjoyed their neighbors even more.

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Dr. Jonathan Richard Williams, son of Dr. J. Richard Williams and Annie Laurie Beckham Williams, died Jan. 23. He was born in Selma, Alabama, Sept. 8, 1939.  

He graduated from Albert Parrish High School and Princeton University. He received his doctorate and master’s degree in biochemistry and Thesis of the Year Award from Tulane Medical School. After medical school, he did his internship and first year residency at The University of Missouri Medical Center.  

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Carol Louise Kennedy, born Feb. 5, 1949, passed away suddenly on Dec. 9, 2016. 

Carol was born in Dallas, Texas. She attended Highland Park High School and graduated from the University of Colorado with post graduate studies in interior design at UCLA. 

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Johnny William McCall, 54, passed away Monday, Dec. 20.

Johnny was born May 6, 1962 in Jackson County to Jimmy and Geraldine McCall. He was a rock mason and attended Cashiers Church of God. He loved to ride his Harley Davidson, fish, hunt, but most of all he loved to spend time with his nephew, Colton McCall. 

Survivors include his parents, Jimmy and Geraldine McCall of Cashiers; a sister, Jessica McCall of Cashers; a nephew, Colton McCall; grandmother, Marguerite Hooper of Cashiers; a daughter, Sheena Shook; and a granddaughter, Emma Shook.  

Jeremiah “Jeremy” Eugene Stewart, 33, of Cullowhee, went home to be with his Lord on Sunday Dec. 18. 

Jeremy enjoyed the outdoors, spending time with his children and family, and playing sports. He was a member of Yellow Mountain Baptist Church and had worked 12 ½ years for Jason Potts as a mason. 

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, James Eugene Stewart, maternal grandfather, William Earvin Rice, and an uncle, Bill Rice.

Alan Richard Monteith, 67, of Cashiers, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 14. 

Born Jan. 6, 1949 in Jackson County, he was the son of the late Thomas Richard and Mattie B. Monteith. He was a self-employed general contractor who was an avid outdoorsman. 

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Viola Lee Hooper, age 76, of Cullowhee, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, Dec. 4 at Mission Hospital in Asheville. 

Mrs. Hooper was born May 24, 1940 and is the daughter of the late George and Doris Tannery Lee. She was married to the late Lloyd Hooper.

She was a homemaker and an avid embroiderer. She was a member of Yellow Mountain Baptist Church and was a loving mother, grandmother and friend.

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Brenda Kilpatrick Bates, 67, of Glenville, died in a traffic accident on Nov. 18 in Andrews. 

The daughter of Vivian and Jess Kilpatrick, Brenda was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina, and was a 1967 graduate of Wade Hampton High School. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, David Bates, former city administrator of the City of Mauldin, South Carolina, and her older sister, Joan. She is survived by her mother, as well as cousins, nieces and nephews who loved her. 

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Jason Lee McCall, 41, of Cashiers passed away on Saturday, December 3, 2016. Born in Jackson County, he was the son of Stella Moss McCall of Cashiers and the late Ottis McCall. 

Mr. McCall worked for McCall Property Management. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and he enjoyed looking for artifacts, playing golf and spending time with his family. He was a member of Living Redeemer Assembly of God Church where he was an elder and Sunday school teacher as well as a leader in First Step Ministries.

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Jon Appleton died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, Nov. 27. 

Jon was born on Aug. 9, 1934 in Louisville, Kentucky. As an only child, he grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. Jon attended Samford University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in 1955. Jon was led into the ministry early in his life, following his father’s footsteps. He attended the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, graduating in 1959. He later went to Auburn University for his master’s degree in 1968, and in 1976 was recognized with an honorary doctorate from Judson College.

Mary Morrow Drake (Monk) Goodman passed away peacefully at home in Asheville after a brief illness.

She was born in Jacksonville, Florida on May 17, 1934. She was the daughter of William Kenyon Drake and Eleanor Hagood Drake. She attended Bartram School for Girls and two years at Hollins College, Virginia.

She married W.H. (Dick) Goodman in October 1956. She was a former member of the Junior League of Jacksonville and the National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of Florida.

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Billy Ray Rice, 68, of Cashiers, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 17. 

Born in Rabun County, Georgia, he was the son of the late Leroy and Nellie Kinsey Rice. 

He was employed for 30 years by Duke Energy at Oconee Nuclear Station in Seneca, South Carolina. He loved to hunt, play golf and loved classic cars. He loved his family and was a member of Living Redeemer Assembly of God Church.

 Billy Ray was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Vietnam War.

Kenneth Leland Broom, 63, unexpectedly passed away Saturday, Nov. 12 after a brief illness. 

Kenny was a mountain man; he enjoyed being outdoors, ginseng digging, deer hunting, was an avid NASCAR lover and water and snow skier. 

He never met a stranger and always had a smile on his face and he lived life to the max. Kenny literally had nine lives times three!

Kenny was preceded in death by his father Clifton Broom, sister Debra Broom-Jennings and multiple aunts and uncles. 

Glenda S. Irby, 86, of Wauchula, Florida, and Glenville, passed away Monday, Oct. 17 at home surrounded by her family.  

Glenda was born Feb. 22, 1930, to Murray and Bonita Swann. 

Glenda graduated from Florida State University and retired from the Hardee County School System after 38 years of teaching.

Glenda loved her “North Carolina Home” and had many friends there. She and her family attended Mountain Bible Church in Glenville.

Glenda was preceded in death by her loving husband, Victor W. (Vic) Irby.


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94 U.S. Highway 64 West, Suite 1 (Shoppes on the Green)
Cashiers, NC 28717
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