Ila “Winnona” Stewart

Ila “Winnona” Stewart went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 20, 2018.

A native and life-long resident of Jackson County, she loved living in the mountains, helping and doing for others. She had a deep love for her family and friends. She loved her church family and was known by her grandchildren and great grandchildren as “Nanny.

She was the wife of the late James Eugene “Gene” Stewart and daughter of the late Ted and Iowa Young.

She was preceded in death by one grandson, Jeremiah “Jeremy” Eugene Stewart; three sisters, Carolyn Nicholson, Florene Lambert, Murl Franks; and one brother, Claude Young.

Surviving are her children, Roger Stewart, Sherry Ammons (Neil), Annette Biller (Gary), Judy Holland (Greg), Eddie Stewart and Janet Stewart; two sisters, Melva McCall, Reba Johnson; three brothers, Horace Young, Canler Young, Hale Young, and their spouses. Sixteen grandchildren also survive.

the funeral service was Thursday, Aug. 23at 2:00 p.m. at Hamburg Baptist Church with the Rev. Gregg Hammon, the Rev. Josh Holden, the Rev. Johnny Norris and the Rev. Morris Tippett officiating. Isaac’s Well provided the music for the service. The family received friends noon-2 p.m. prior to the service. Burial followed in the Stewart Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to:

Glenville-Cashiers Rescue Squad, 79 N. Norton Road, Glenville, NC 28736.

An online registry is available at Appalachian Funeral Services is serving the family.






Crossroads Chronicle

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1040
94 U.S. Highway 64 West, Suite 1 (Shoppes on the Green)
Cashiers, NC 28717
Phone: 828-743-5101
Fax: 828-743-4173