Obituaries for Nov. 8, 2017

Carol Florence Hall

Carol Florence Hall, 80, of Glenville, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017.

She owned and operated Carols Flowers in Cashiers.

Born in Guilford County, she was the daughter of the late George Florence and Nellie Bennett Florence.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Hall, and step-daughter, Sonja Hall.

She is survived by a son, Jay Arthur Brown and his family of Glenville; three step-sons, Dennis Hall, Jeff Hall and Michael Hall and their families; and one sister, Elizabeth Ann Alexander and her family.

There was a memorial service 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7 in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. The Rev. Steve Reeves officiated. Interment was in Highlands Memorial Park Cemetery. The family received friends from 10-11 p.m., prior to the service at the funeral home.

Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences can be made at


Ann McGilvary Morrison Leonard

Ann McGilvary Morrison Leonard, 94 passed away Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 at her home in Newnan surrounded by family.

She was born on July 9, 1923 in Memphis, Tennessee to the late William Gilbert and Lucille Heath Morrison.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Archie Willard Leonard.

She is survived by her children, Gilbert Norris Leonard of Poriya Ilit, Israel, Susan Heath Leonard of New Haven, Vermont and Sarah Leonard Cheatham of Newnan, Georgia. She is also survived by five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and her brother, William G. Morrison of Stuart, Florida.

She was a graduate of Bennington College and Harvard School of Landscape Architecture and managed a professional career while raising three children and travelling with her husband, who was an executive for Pan Am Airlines.

She was an avid gardener and tennis player until late in life. She adored her husband of 52 years and commented often about how fortunate she was to have a had such a rich and happy life.

The family is planning to have a memorial service for her at a later date. She admired most the work of Doctors Without Borders and Feeding America.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made in her name to or Condolences may be expressed to the family online at


Shannon Rae Marsden

Shannon Rae Marsden, 28, of Sylva, passed away unexpectedly in the early morning hours of Saturday Nov. 4, 2017.

Born and raised in Houston, Texas, she moved to Cashiers in 2003 with her family and upon graduating from Southwestern Community College, she made Sylva her home.

She was an artist who loved people and music and impacted anybody who came into her life.

She is survived by her parents, Tom and Sherry Marsden; and her brother, Ian Marsden. She is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and so many friends.

A memorial service is planned for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 265 Quail Ridge Rd in Cashiers. A Celebration of her life will be conducted Friday evening, Nov. 10, at No Name Sports Pub in Sylva.


Dottie Orr

Dottie Orr was born in Haleyville, Alabama on Dec. 11, 1932 to the late Dorothy Haden and Harry William Quarles.

She graduated from Auburn University, where she met her husband of 60 years, Fritz Orr Jr.

She is survived by her son, Fritz Orr III and Missy Orr; daughter, Sallie Orr Peterkin and Brien Peterkin; grandchildren, Mary Peterkin Worthington, Amanda Peterkin, Brien Peterkin Jr.; great-grandchildren, Maryann Peterkin, Sallie Lewis Worthington; and dear friend, Laverne Bell.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who unselfishly served her family, friends, community and church.

She was a school teacher and assisted her husband -- they ran Camp Merrie Woode in Cashiers, where they lived most of their adult life.

She will be remembered for her warm smile, positive attitude and loving personality. She was a true Southern lady and will be missed.

A graveside service is planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 at Westview Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia.


Thomas W. Hunter

Thomas W. Hunter, 88, of Cashiers, passed away Tuesday morning, Nov. 7, 2017.

The funeral is planned for 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9 at Cashiers Baptist Church. The family will receive friends 1-2 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

Burial will be in Lower Zachary Cemetery.

Appalachian Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.


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